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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Magistrate named for vacancy at Allen court"

Recall this ILB post from Feb. 28th, headed "Longtime Allen Superior Court Magistrate Marcia L. Linsky resigned Tuesday." The post quoted reports, such as this one from the FW News-Sentinel, that "Linsky would often spend court time berating attorneys – a practice the attorney said shocked and puzzled relatives from another country who were visiting her courtroom."

Today Rebecca S. Green reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that:

The Allen County Superior Court criminal division has named an Allen County deputy prosecutor as the new magistrate for the court’s misdemeanor and traffic division.

In February, longtime Magistrate Marcia L. Linsky resigned. On Tuesday, Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull said the division hired Richard Karcher to fill Linsky’s seat on the bench. * * *

Karcher was the deputy prosecutor in Allen Superior Court’s Drug Court program since June 2011, when he replaced now-Allen Superior Court Magistrate Samuel Keirns.

“I think he’ll be a very good addition to the division,” Gull said of Karcher. “He has a good temperament for it.” * * *

Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards was excited for Karcher. “He understands the way the court works,” Richards said. “He will be fair and have an even temperament and will do an excellent job on the bench.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 3, 2013 08:23 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts