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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Judge John G. Baker celebrates 25th year on Court of Appeals"

Some quotes from a release by the Court of Appeals:

INDIANAPOLIS – Judge John G. Baker of the Court of Appeals of Indiana will celebrate his 25th anniversary on the court on June 2. He is the longest-serving member of the current court and the sixth longest-serving member in the court’s 113-year history. Judge Baker has written almost 4,600 majority opinions for the court.

Judge Baker was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 1989 from Monroe County, where he served 13 ½ years on the Monroe County and Superior Courts. Prior to that he was in private law practice in Monroe County. * * *

Significant developments during Judge Baker’s Court of Appeals service:

  • The court had 12 judges from four geographic districts when he joined the court; it now has 15 judges from five districts.
  • A 1988 constitutional amendment altered the court’s jurisdiction and caseload by shifting a large portion of the Supreme Court’s criminal docket to the Court of Appeals.
  • Computers (in a word).
  • The professionalization of the judiciary

Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 28, 2014 01:35 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts