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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - "David Camm speaks to ISU students about wrongful conviction"

Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier Journal has a long story, with video (although I can't get them to play...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ind. Courts - Documents filed yesterday in Lee v. Pence, the same-sex marriage recognition suit by Indiana police officers and retired firefighters

As promised earlier today, here are the documents filed by the plaintiffs yesterday in the case of Lee v. Pence:Motion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ind. Courts - Lake County "Judicial vacancy draws crowd of applicants"

Bill Dolan of the NWI Times reports:CROWN POINT | Some 21 attorneys, several with judicial experience, have applied to fill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: "Community Concerned About Brown Co. Courthouse Expansion"

Updating this ILB post from April 3rd, Laura Lane of the $$ Bloomington Herald-Times reports today: Months after taxpayers said...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Appeals court judges hear arguments in Martinsville school shooting lawsuit"

Zach Myers of FOX59 has a good report on yesterday's Court of Appeals oral argument in MSD of Martinsville v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Eight plaintiffs added to Clark Drug Court suit"

Adding to the long list of stories about the Clark County Drug Court program, Charlie White of the Louisville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Hyperlinking is now available in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana"

From a notice dated April 11, 2014:Hyperlinking is now available in the U. S. District Court for the Southern...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Tippecanoe Superior Court judge regrets sending campaign email on work computer, account"

Updating this ILB post from Feb. 27th, Ron Wilkins reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:A special prosecutor will handle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ind. Courts - Ind. federal court this morning to hear motion to order Indiana to recognize immediately the marriage of a lesbian couple from Munster

From a news release from Lamba Delta:(Evansville, IN, April 9, 2014) — On Thursday, April 10th at 9:30am CT, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Courts “'Copyright troll' Prenda Law completely bombs at appeals court"

That "appeals court" would be the 7th Circuit. How Appealing has collected the links in two posts today, here and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - Problems with the appellate docket [Updated]

Readers the past few days have been reporting problems with the Clerk's Appellate Docket. Attorneys use the docket to keep...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Judge: Killer must cover tattoo before 3rd trial"

From the Louisville Courier Journal this morning:A Floyd County judge on Monday ordered William Clyde Gibson to grow out his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Are Indiana's Newly-Expunged Convictions Still Available for Impeachment?" [Updated]

The ILB received this note last week:I noticed you’ve been posting more on the new expungement provisions. I thought you...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 07, 2014

Friday, April 04, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: ALL CAPS ARE ALL WRONG

Supplementing Prof. Schumm's post today, ALL CAPS ARE ALL WRONG, if you are dealing with paper documents you indeed may...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 04, 2014

Ind. Courts - ALL CAPS ARE ALL WRONG

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law After trying to read an appellate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 04, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Former ChaCha employee files harassment lawsuit"

Per an @IBJnews tweet: "Former ChaCha employee files harassment lawsuit, dating back to July Twitter kerfuffle, re: owner's alleged affair."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 04, 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Ind. Courts - The new expungement changes took effect March 26th. What are they?

Here is a memo dated March 31, 2014 sent to all Indiana trial judges, clerks and court administrators by Jeffrey...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 03, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: Indiana lesbian couple seeks State's emergency recognition of SSM performed outside Indiana

Updating this ILB post from April 1, which linked to the March 31st memorandum in support of the motion that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 03, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Community Concerned About Brown Co. Courthouse Expansion"

Updating this ILB post from Sept. 15, 2013, headed "Petitioners ax plans to fix Brown County Courthouse," Will Healey of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 03, 2014

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Ind. Courts - Can't find the Clerk's docket anymore?

If you are used to using the old Clerk's Docket, or using it as a jumping off place to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Ind. Courts - Indiana lesbian couple seeks State's emergency recognition of SSM performed outside Indiana

Thanks to Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed, who has just tweeted: "Yesterday, @LambdaLegal filed a motion in Indiana seeking immediate recognition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Same-sex divorce filings challenge Indiana's ban"

Rebecca S. Green has a long story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on a same-sex divorce filing this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 31, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Clark County Drug Court moves forward"

Gary Popp of the Jeffersonville News & Tribune reported in a very long story March 30th that began:JEFFERSONVILLE — The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 31, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Child support court returns to Gary "

A story March 28 in the Gary Post-Tribune reported:GARY — An overflow crowd of judges, magistrates, lawyers and elected leaders...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 31, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ind. Courts - Transfer Statistics for 2013: Which Types of Cases Are Catching the Indiana Supreme Court’s Eye?

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law Remember those quarterly transfer stats?...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on the Judicial Technology Oversight Committee Tuesday, March 18

As reported in this ILB post on March 19th about that day's meeting of the JTOC:David Pippen then gave a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ind. Courts - Sentence Reductions in Indiana: Now An Annual Event?

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law Each year as part of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana is holding a public hearing and seeking comment on Indiana’s Child Support Guidelines

Members of the public, judicial officers, attorneys, and parents are invited to attend the hearing, which will also be webcast....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - Justice Rush interviewed on "Indianapolis This Week" on Sunday

Justice Loretta Rush interviewed by WRTV6, Rafael Sanchez, at 17:45-20:09 of video Sunday....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 24, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: "Need for two more William Clyde Gibson murder trials questioned in Southern Indiana"

Updating this ILB post from Nov. 18, 2013, Grace Schneider, of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports today:William Clyde Gibson III, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 21, 2014

Ind. Courts - Costs of death penalty case in Harrison County

Ross Schulz has a long story in the March 19th Corydon Democrat on the prospective costs of the Austin Scott...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 21, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ind. Courts - News about Indiana's five same-sex marriage challenges

Breaking: The ILB has just learned that all of the Indiana same-sex marriage challenges (currently five cases, all filed in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Judicial Technology Oversight Committee to meet Tuesday

Updating this post from Monday, one of the attendees at Tuesday morning's JTOC meeting, Indianapolis attorney (and former Marion County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Valpo lawyer accused of stealing from clients gives up law license"

Updating this Feb. 15th ILB post, which was headed "Valpo attorney charged in theft of $1.64 million," Valparaiso attorney Clark...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ind. Courts - "First responders challenge Indiana same-sex marriage law "

This is the case the ILB wrote about briefly on Friday, March 14th, under the heading "A fourth challenge to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: Judicial Technology Oversight Committee to meet Tuesday

As the ILB reported March 12th, the Judicial Technology Oversight Committee (JTOC) is holding its third meeting Tuesday, March 18th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Money, politics and judges: Do judicial candidates pay to play?"

Marisa Kwiatkowski had the lead front-page story in the Sunday Indianapolis Star, 7 "pages" long if you read it online...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 17, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Ind. Courts - Wrap-up story on the five same-sex marriage challenges filed in SD Ind., starting on March 7th [Updated 3/16/14]

Jill Disis has a lengthy story in this morning's Indianapolis Star on the now five lawsuits filed since March 7th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - Star report on: "Fourth lawsuit aimed at Indiana same-sex marriage ban"

Here is the Indianapolis Star update on the "fourth" lawsuit, which the ILB has termed "the fifth", Bowling v. Pence....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - A fifth challenge to Indiana's marriage law now has been filed

The case is Bowling v. Pence, filed today in the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division. Here is the complaint....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - Star report on: "Third lawsuit aimed at Indiana same-sex marriage ban"

Tim Evans and Jill Disis of the Indianapolis Star now have a story on the first of the two lawsuits...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - A fourth challenge to Indiana's marriage law now has been filed

A fourth challenge to Indiana's marriage law has been filed; four now within the course of a week. This case,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: Clark County drug court back in business, conditionally

Updating this ILB post from last evening, Charlie White of the Louisville Courier Journal has a story this morning headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: A third challenge to Indiana's same-sex marriage prohibition announced; this one by Indiana ACLU

Updating the entry from earlier this morning, here now is the 4-page news release from the ACLU of Indiana, detailing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - A third challenge to Indiana's same-sex marriage prohibition announced; this one by Indiana ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has announced that it will hold a news conference at noon today to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 14, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ind. Courts - Clark County drug court back in business, conditionally

Gary Popp of the Jeffersonaville News & Tribune has the long story that begins:JEFFERSONVILLE — The Clark County Drug Treatment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Lambda Legal Files Federal Suit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Indiana"

Updating this ILB post from a few minutes ago, Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star has a report on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Lambda Legal Files Federal Suit Seeking Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in Indiana"

Here from a news release just received:(Indianapolis, IN, March 13, 2014) – On Monday, in the United States District Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Ind. Courts - Judicial Technology Oversight Committee to meet next week

The Judicial Technology Oversight Committee (JTOC) is holding its third meeting next week, Tuesday, March 18th at 9:30 a.m. in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Courts - Annual Report of the COA for calendar year 2013 released

Access the 14-page report here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Friday, March 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Same-sex couples sue Indiana governor, attorney general over gay marriage ban" [Updated Again]

Suit has been filed today in federal court, in the Southern District of Indiana, according to this brief story from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 07, 2014

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court continues weighing future of Clark Co. Drug Court participants"

That is the headline to this long story today, reported by Charlie White in the Louisville courier Journal. Some quotes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 06, 2014

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Ind. Courts - Update on the Clark County Drug Court decertification

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on the Clarke County Drug Court decertification, Gary Popp of the Jeffersonville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 02, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Family of woman shot outside day care fear suspect's bond is too low"

Jill Disis reports today in the Indianapolis Star [ILB Emphasis]:The family of a woman shot 13 times in a day-care...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 28, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Nominations due April 18 to fill Lake County judge vacancy "

Ruth Ann Krause reports in the Gary Post-Tribune:The Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission on May 7 will begin interviewing applicants...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 28, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Federal lawsuit targets online sex registry"

Bob Kasarda reports today in the NWI Times:HAMMOND | Seven Lake County men have filed a class-action lawsuit on their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 28, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Fate of participants in suspended Clark County Drug Court in question until State acts"

Charlie White reports in a long Louisville Courier Journal story today - some quotes:Two weeks after the Clark County Drug...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ind. Courts - Check out the newest 2014 summaries of bills of interest to the judiciary

(The ILB messed up and neglected to post this on Monday. A newer one from the Judicial Center, the eighth...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Case dismissed against former Harrison County deputy prosecutor"

From a Feb. 26th story in the Corydon Democrat:A case of alleged welfare fraud against a former Harrison County deputy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Tippecanoe Superior Court judge regrets sending campaign email on work computer, account"

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, Ron Wilkins' story today in the Lafayette Journal Courier begins:Indiana State Police have been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Tippecanoe Superior Court judge regrets sending campaign email on work computer, account"

Reporter Ron Wilkins posted the story this afternoon to the Lafayette Journal Courier. A snippet:Taxpayers unwittingly contributed to Gregory Donat’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ind. Courts - "US consumer bureau sues college chain ITT over student loans"

Updating this post on student debt from Feb. 23rd, Reuters' Elvina Nawaguna reports this afternoon:(Reuters) - The U.S. consumer watchdog...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Purdue Women Feature: Loretta Rush worked her way up from Purdue to Indiana Supreme Court Justice"

The Exponent has a feature story, dated Feb. 21st, on Purdue alumna Loretta Rush, reported by Taylor Carlier. A few...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 24, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Clark Co. Drug Court participants in state of limbo"

From WHAS11:CLARK COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- One day after the state of Indiana suspended the operations of Clark County’s Drug...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Woman Detained at Airport Files Suit" [Updated]

From an ACLU of Indiana news release:Indianapolis - A woman who was detained without cause at Indianapolis International Airport has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ind. Courts - Allen County historical court documents go digital

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports:Allen County Clerk Lisbeth Borgmann announced a plan Wednesday to review...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: Valpo attorney charged in theft of $1.64 million

Updating this Feb. 15th ILB entry, James D. Wolf Jr. of the Gary Post-Tribune, in a story today headed "Attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court suspends troubled Clark drug court [Updated Twice]

The AP has a brief story:JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended a troubled southern Indiana drug...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Tippecanoe files civil forfeiture lawsuit against El Rodeo, others for $3.4M"

Ron Wilkins has the long story this evening on the Lafayette Journal Courier site. A few quotes:Police confiscated more than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - SD Indiana testing documents with live internal links

The SD Ind. has posted a notice, dated Feb. 10, 2014, regarding:... a pilot program that will allow inclusion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - Check out the newest 2014 summaries of bills of interest to the judiciary

Check out the sixth weekly installment of the valuable Legislative Update for the 2014 legislative session, from The Indiana Judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 17, 2014

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ind. Courts - Valpo attorney charged in theft of $1.64 million

Bob Kasarda's story in the NWI Times begins:Local attorney Clark Holesinger is charged with stealing $1.64 million while working for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 15, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Parents of Lauren Spierer ask judge to seal information in lawsuit"

Updating this ILB post from Jan. 30th, Laura Lane reports today in this freely available Bloomington Herald-Times story: Two men...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ind. Courts - Ind. Court Times reports: "Court of Appeals Selects Nancy H. Vaidik as Chief Judge"

The ILB reported on Oct. 23, 2013 that Judge Nancy H. Vaidik had been elected by the Court of Appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Howard County to develop new courthouse security plan"

This article today by Derek Jensen in the Kokomo Perspective has a lot of info new to me. Some quotes:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ind. Courts - Above the Law Disses 7th Circuit; and the Kicker!

This Joe Patrice post today in Above the Law is headed "Seventh Circuit Thinks Its Lawyers Are Really Stupid." The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 10, 2014

Ind. Courts - Check out the newest 2014 list of bills of interest to the judiciary

As 1st house consideration of bills in committee is over, and 2nd house consideration had not yet begun, this week's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 10, 2014

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Are mouth swabs, DNA collection constitutional?"

LuAnn Franklin reports in the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | DNA evidence collected from mouth swabs figures prominently in many felony...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 09, 2014

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - 2014 Marion County Superior Court Democratic slate

Here, correct me if I'm wrong, is the Democratic slate for the 2014 Marion Co. Superior Court openings:David Dreyer (i)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Special prosecutor to decide on Clark County Drug Court investigation"

Updating this ILB post from Feb. 4th, Gary Popp of the Jeffersonville News & Tribune reports today that a prosecutor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 08, 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - Breaking: Kimberly Brown has today filed for reelection

Kimberly Brown, Marion County Superior Court judge currently suspended with pay by the Supreme Court, pending final disposition of her...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Plenty of cases for Batesville city court"

Early in January Debbie Blank of the Batesville Herald-Tribune had two stories on the state court report figures relevant to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court considers whether jury-bias claim led to murder confession"

One of the three cases argued yesterday (Thursday) before the Indiana Supreme Court, McLynnerd Bond, Jr. v. State of Indiana,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 07, 2014

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ind. Courts - An update on Emily Herx’s suit against the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese

Here is a long list of earlier ILB entries on the case. Today Charles Wilson of the AP reports in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 06, 2014

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Courts - All federal courts to be closed Wednesday morning

From Doria Lynch, federal courts clerk:In anticipation of the winter storm approaching the area, all locations of the United States...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: Daviess Superior Court holds Adm.Rule 9 hearing on unsealing of court records

The ILB now has an update to this interesting Jan. 24th post. Nate Smith of the Washington (IN) Times Herald...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Courts - Another: Update to the Judge Kimberly Brown disciplinary case

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 24th, reporting the filing by Brown of a petition for review and brief thereon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Special prosecutor to decide on Clark County Drug Court investigation"

Updating earlier ILB entries about the Clark County drug court, the most recent being this one from Feb. 1st, Gary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Ind. Courts - Check out the newest 2014 summaries of bills of interest to the judiciary

Check out the fourth weekly installment of the valuable Legislative Update for the 2014 legislative session, from The Indiana Judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 02, 2014

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Fired drug court director: I am a ‘scapegoat’"

Updating earlier ILB entries on this story, including this one from Jan. 29th, along with this one headed "Clark County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 01, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Marion County GOP Slates Judicial Candidates"

Advance Indiana reports on the judicial results of this morning's Republican slating convention. Gary Welsh writes:The following eight candidates have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 01, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Fixing the Marion County Township Small Claims Courts" [Updated]

In this post from Jan. 19th, the ILB noted Chief Justice Dickson's call, in his State of the Judiciary message...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Parents of Lauren Spierer ask judge to seal information in lawsuit"

Tim Evans reported late this morning for the Indystar:Attorneys for the parents of missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ind. Courts - Reader comment on the Clark County drug court stories

The ILB has received this note from a defense attorney:The Clark County drug court situation and other stories like it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Courts could choose mental health experts under Senate bill"

Carley Campbell reports in $$ TheStatehouseFile:INDIANAPOLIS- A bill that would eliminate the need for a psychiatrist in court cases dealing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Judge: Prosecutor has until February to signal strategy"

Randy McClain of The [Columbus] Republic, reports in a $$ story that begins: Bartholomew Circuit Judge Stephen Heimann wants to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Third person comes forward concerning Clark County drug court "

Updating the ILB post from a few hours ago, headed "'A Big Screw Up': Woman sentenced to two days in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ind. Courts - " 'A BIG SCREW UP:' Woman sentenced to two days in Clark County jail serves five months"

Updating this post from earlier today, the ILB has learned via this story in The Daily Caller of a long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Clark County judge fires drug program chief"

Gordon Boyd reported yesterday for WAVE:JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) - A southern Indiana judge has fired the director of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Indiana abortion law trial set for June 1, 2015"

Updating this post from Nov. 26, 2013, which was headed "Ind. Decisions - Federal district court temporarily enjoins state enforcement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Ind. Courts - Appellees file brief in Marion County redistricting case [Updated]

In the case of MAYOR GREGORY BALLARD v. MAGGIE LEWIS, JOHN BARTH, and VERNON BROWN, for which the Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ind. Courts - Decatur County courts using video conferences for initial hearings

From WTRE 1330, a brief story headed "Technology has gone to court." Some quotes:Decatur Circuit Court and Decatur Superior Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 26, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Constitutional amendments and companion bills: What to make of House Bill 1153?"

That is the title to this article by Michael Limrick of Bingham Greenebaum Doll, posted last evening to the firm's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Ind. Courts - Court of Appeals cases did not decrease by 11% in 2013

In the State of the Judiciary address on January 15th, the Chief Justice of Indiana said:During the past year, over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 25, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - Daviess Superior Court holds Adm.Rule 9 hearing on unsealing of court records

Here is the story from WAMW 107.9 FM:Thursday afternoon, what Judge Dean Sobecki called “ an unusual hearing” was held...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - Wonder what former Justice Ted Boehm thinks of HJR 3's companion "clarifying bill," HB 1153?

Well, wonder no more. Boehm wrote a Jan. 20th opinion piece for INforefront, which is "an online community hosted by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court appoints Judge Pro Tempore to Judge Kimberly Brown's seat

From the order, filed Jan. 23rd:On January 9, 2014, this Court issued an Order suspending the Honorable Kimberly J. Brown...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - Update to the Judge Kimberly Brown disciplinary case

The docket today contains this new entry dated 1-23-2014:RESPONDENT KIMBERLY J. BROWN'S BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF PETITION FOR REVIEW (9)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 24, 2014

Courts - "‘Judge Judy’ is behind a new courtroom TV drama, ‘Hot Bench’"

Fascinating read from the ABAJournal blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 24, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - More on "Lawsuit challenges Porter County Council redistricting"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 2nd, Amy Lavalley of the Gary Post-Tribune reports today in a story headed "Both...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Judge: Mandate will cost county more money"

That is the headline to this snippet of a story by Sherri Morrrison (the rest is behind a paywall) in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 24, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Compromise sought on St. Joe County elected judges issue"

WNDU South Bend reported last evening:Much like Thanksgiving and Christmas it seemingly comes once a year—a bare knuckles brawl in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 24, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: Marion County Superior Court elections and Judge Brown - Some questions

Updating this ILB post from Jan. 10th, The Indianapolis Bar Association has now released the results of its membership poll...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ind. Courts - Bond denied in LaPorte County murder trial

In a story Jan. 17th, Gabrielle Gonzalez reported in the LaPorte Herald-Argus:La PORTE — The man charged in the murder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ind. Law - Some bills being heard in committee this week; Some bills on 2nd reading today

Some bills being considered in Committee this week: SENATE Corrections & Criminal Law, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 10AM, Rm 233...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Courts - State and local offices closed today

As this is Martin Luther King Day, state and local offices are closed. There will be no court opinions today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ind. Courts - Check out the newest 2014 summaries of bills of interest to the judiciary; and a look at the CJ's legislative requests in the State of the Judiciary (are they DOA?)

Check out the second weekly installment of the Legislative Update for the 2012 legislative session, from The Indiana Judicial Center....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 19, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Camm lawyers ready to battle over legal fee from third trial"

Updating the story from late yesterday in the LCJ, Chris Morris of the New Albany News & Tribune also has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 17, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Camm lawyers ready to battle over legal fee from third trial"

A long story this evening in the Louisville Courier Journal, reported by Grace Schneider, begins:David Camm’s defense lawyers are vowing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ind. Courts - CJ Dickson to deliver State of Judiciary today at 2:00 PM [Updated]

Chief Justice Dickson will deliver the 2014 State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Indiana General...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on Jackson County Courts flooding - a first-hand report

Updating this post from this afternoon, the ILB just received more information:Ms. Oddi, I am a big fan of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - Jackson Superior Court I Judge Bruce Markel III takes a call in his office, shortly after it sustained heavy water damage in a sprinkler pipe break

Check the photo here, from the Jackson County Banner....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Historian gives visitors inside look at courthouse mysteries"

Matt Fritz of the LaPorte Herald-Argus has this long story today on the LaPorte County Courthouse, about a presentation by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Ind. Courts - The Good Wife and a two-jury trial; three-jury trial proposed in Indianapolis [Updated]

Last night on CBS, the hit legal show, The Good Wife, featured a case with two defendants, two sets of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 13, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ind. Courts - State of the Judiciary is next Wednesday, January 15th at 2:00 p.m.

From the Courts news office:State of the Judiciary, Indiana House Chamber, Wednesday, January 15th, 2:00 p.m. EST. Indiana Chief Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 10, 2014

Ind. Courts - Marion County Superior Court elections and Judge Brown - Some questions [Updated]

I'm having trouble with this post, here is what I have so far ... A declaration of candidacy for primary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 10, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Lake Superior Court Judge Gerald Svetanoff dies at age 78"

Bill Dolan has the story in the NWI Times today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 10, 2014

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on: Report says Clark Co. court employees are accused of arresting someone they didn't have the authority to arrest

Updating this post from yesterday, WHAS11 Louisville reported late last evening:LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)—Two southern Indiana court employees were suspended on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 09, 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - Masters Panel rejects Judge Brown's effort to by-pass the Panel

The panel of special masters in the Judge Kimberly Brown disciplinary case has, in a filing Jan. 2, 2014, stricken...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - ACLU challenges Medical Licensing Board rule requiring drug testing

The ACLU of Indiana has issued this news release:Indianapolis -- Patients prescribed certain pain medications should not be forced to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Ind. Courts - Report says Clark Co. court employees are accused of arresting someone they didn't have the authority to arrest

Here is the story by Renee Murphy from WHAS11 in Louisville....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - SD Ind., Evansville Division, to be closed Wednesday

Doria Lynch, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana:Due to a water main break, the U.S. District Court for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - "State Representative Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville) was sworn in today by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Massa"

Justice Massa has been inadvertently elevated to "Chief Justice" throughout this press release...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - More on "Online reports reveal county courts data"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 3rd, Debbie Blank of the Batesville Herald-Tribune presents the second part of her coverage...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Ind. Courts - "The New Juvenile Appointment of Counsel Rule"

That is the heading of a long post today at the Indiana Juvenile Justice Blog on the new Indiana Rule...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Monday, January 06, 2014

Ind. Courts - Appellate Courts schedule tomorrow

The ILB has received this news release:Appellate court leaders will delay the start of business hours on Tuesday, January 7th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 06, 2014

Ind. Courts - Federal Court plans for tomorow

From Doria Lynch, Federal Courts Clerk:Good afternoon. Please inform the public as soon as possible that while all divisions of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 06, 2014

Ind. Courts - An Index to Prof. Joel Schumm's 2013 ILB Commentaries

The ILB has prepared an index to all of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Prof. Joel Schumm's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 06, 2014

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Ind. Courts - Indiana appellate courts and offices closed Monday

Official word from the Indiana appellate courts:Snow and record low temperatures are prompting Indiana appellate court leaders to cancel office...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 05, 2014

Friday, January 03, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Online reports reveal county courts data"

Debbie Blank, an enterprising reporter at the Batesville Herald-Tribune, has taken some court reports and explained the figures relevant to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 03, 2014

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Ind. Courts - Even more on "Indianapolis attorney-blogger Paul Ogden faces judicial disciplinary complaint"

Updating earlier ILB posts on the disciplinary hearing of Indianapolis attorney and blogger Paul Ogden, Dave Stafford of the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 02, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Judge Kimberly Brown’s fate remains up in air"

Updating a long list of ILB entries on the Judge Kimberly Brown disciplinary trial, as well as this most recent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 02, 2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Ind. Courts - The Indiana Judicial Disciplinary Process - More on: Understanding the Role of "the Commission" and "the Panel"

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, Dec. 29th, the Judicial Qualifications Commission has a webpage listing opinions and orders in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - The Indiana Judicial Disciplinary Process - Understanding the Role of "the Commission" and "the Panel"

The ILB has seen a brief AP story in a number of papers this weekend. Headlined "Panel calls for judge’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Plans to renovate Washington Superior Court move forward"

Marcia Walker reported Friday in the Salem Leader - the story begins:When criminal court takes place in Washington Superior Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "It's official, Indiana courts grant doll adoptions"

That is the headline to this Dec. 28th story in the Louisville Courier Journal, reported by Jenna Esarey. Some quotes:Makenzie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 29, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - Masters who presided over Judge Brown disciplinary hearing have submitted their report to the Supreme Court [Updated ]

Updating earlier ILB entries (the most recent being from Dec. 21st), a check of the docket shows that the masters...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: "California porn firm makes money off lawsuits " Fifty-six lawsuits filed in ND Ind.

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 17th, the ILB has just run across this earlier, but related story on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 27, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Special prosecutor named in LaPorte case [against LaPorte prosecutor]"

Updating this ILB post from July 5, 2012, Stan Maddux of reported Dec. 23rd for the South Bend Tribune in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Class Action Suit Filed Against Angie's List, Inc.

Updating an ILB post from early this morning, Tony Cook of the IndyStar is now reporting in a story that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - Class Action Suit Filed Against Angie's List, Inc.

A nationally-know plaintiffs' securities firm, Robbins Geller, yesterday announced that a class action has been commenced in the USDC for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - "New judge sworn in, another moves on in Lake County"

From Ruth Ann Krause's long Dec. 20th story in the Gary Post-Tribune:[Governor] Pence appointed [Samuel L.] Cappas in October to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 22, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Commission: Judge’s apology 'too little, too late'”

Updating this ILB post from Dec. 19th, headed "New activity reported in the Judge Brown disciplinary hearing docket," Tim Evans...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Justices reveal blind spot on potential conflicts of interest"

That is the headline to this editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. It refers back to the earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - New activity reported in the Judge Brown disciplinary hearing docket

Updating this ILB post from Dec. 11th headed "Ind. Courts - Judge Brown filings today show new attorney and offer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Indiana Courts website down

The Indiana Courts website is down, they are working on finding out the problem. Until then, no opinions....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Justice Rush praises pro bono efforts" and hands out annual awards

From the Lafayette Journal-Courier, some quotes from this story by Bill Engle:Indiana Supreme Court Justice Loretta Hogan Rush ..., the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Purdue’s secrecy in Wartell dismissal dissatisfies COA judges"

Yesterday's oral agrument before a Court of Appeals panel in Purdue University v. Michael A. Wartell (you will be able...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - Update to: Following up on the federal suit against the way Marion County judges are selected

Updating this comprehensive ILB post from Nov. 12, 2013:First, here is the docket, as of yesterday, 12-16-13. #33 -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Indiana earns ‘F’ for disclosure requirements for high court judges"

Updating this ILB post from Dec. 4th, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 16, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Ind. Courts - Judge Brown filings today show new attorney and offer to submit to discipline

The docket in the Judge Kimberly Brown disciplinary case shows activity today. And the ILB has obtained the referenced documents.12-11-2013...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Judicial Technology Oversight Committee (JTOC) to meet Tuesday for the second time [Updated]

The JTOC, which is chaired by Justice Massa and includes, among other, four legislative members (see this post for details)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Nominations open for the 2nd District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission

PRWEB posted a press release yesterday headed "Lee Christie Elected To Commission That Will Select The Next Indiana Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Clark Circuit court judge suing council to fund two new positions in probation"

Matt Koesters reports today in the Jeffersonville News & Tribune:In September, the Clark County Council denied a request from Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - Fort Wayne doctor accused of firing for jury duty"

From the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today, some quotes from this story by Julie Crothers:A local pain physician faces misdemeanor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Monday, December 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Judicial Technology Oversight Committee to meet Tuesday for the second time

Updating this post from earlier this afternoon, the US Courts has posted an announcement today headed "25 Years Later, PACER,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - Judicial Technology Oversight Committee to meet Tuesday for the second time

Tomorrow is the second meeting of the Judicial Technology Oversight Committee - JTOC [not to be confused with the Judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - Announcements: Notice of Open Bankruptcy Judge Position (Because of Judge Coachys' Retirement)

Here is the notice. The term of office is 14 years and the current salary is $160,080. Here is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 09, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "ISU students develop program to aid courts in appointing public defenders"

That is the heading to this Nov. 26th news release from Indiana State University. Some quotes:In Indiana, there is no...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Taxpayers pick up $13,519 tab in McCowan murder appeal"

Bob Kasarda reports today in the NWI Times in a story that begins:VALPARAISO | A private attorney was hired to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 08, 2013

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - "A 31-year-old Rolling Prairie woman used a fake $100 bill while paying bail for a Porter County Jail"

From the story by Erin Guerra in the Gary Post-Tribune:The counterfeit was discovered Wednesday and the woman was asked to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judge allows vehicle’s computer data as evidence in hit-and-run fatality case"

Ruth Ann Krause reports in this morning's Gary Post-Tribune:Attorneys representing a Lakes of the Four Seasons man on trial in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 07, 2013

Friday, December 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - Marion County attorney ID cards

In case you were overlooked, the ILB, along with most Marion County attorneys, has now received this notice:12/6/2013 RE: Marion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 06, 2013

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: No decision yet by the Special Masters in the Judge Kimberly Brown disciplinary hearing

Updating earlier ILB entries, the docket in the Judge Kimberly Brown case today shows these new entries:12-02-2013 THE MASTERS, HAVING...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Nominations open for the 2nd District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from August 5th, the results are now in. Lee Christie has defeated Jan Carroll for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Indiana earns ‘F’ for disclosure requirements for high court judges"

That is the headline to this story from The Center for Public Integrity. However, Indiana was not alone:The Center for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Renovations at Tell City courthouse underway soon"

Nick LaGrange reported yesterday for WFIE, Evansville:PERRY CO., IN (WFIE) - Renovations to the Tell City Courthouse will soon get...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Monday, December 02, 2013

Ind. Courts - No decision yet by the Special Masters in the Judge Kimberly Brown disciplinary hearing

Updating earlier ILB entries, the docket in the Judge Kimberly Brown case today shows these new entries:11-27-2013 COMMISSION'S PROPOSED FINDINGS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 02, 2013

Ind. Courts - David Camm cases featured on "48 hours"

Here is the CBS video broadcast from Saturday, 42:50 minutes....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 02, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Porter County judge rejects plea in Portage teacher sexting case"

Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times reported Nov. 27th:VALPARAISO | Porter Circuit Judge Mary Harper rejected a proposed plea agreement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 29, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - Public banned from Miami Courthouse restrooms

Carson Gerber reports for the Logansport Pharos-Tribune:PERU — Miami County commissioners have closed two courthouse restrooms to the public after...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on "IBM, state in court Monday" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 20th, the oral argument took place yesterday morning before the Indiana Court of Appeals....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - "David Wyser, former Marion Co. chief deputy prosecutor, to be sentenced today" [Updated]

Tim Evans' story this morning in the Indianapolis Star begins:David Wyser, the former chief deputy prosecutor in Marion County, will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Jefferson County Courthouse fire liability arguments presented"

Last Thursday Court of Appeals judges Najam, Mathias, and Brown heard oral arguments in the case of Board of Commissioners...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - Ten Indiana judges awarded 24-year certificates

From The Courts:This award is presented to judicial officers with 24 years of service on the bench. Ten individuals were...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 22, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Need for two more William Clyde Gibson murder trials questioned in Southern Indiana"

Updating this Oct. 29th ILB entry, headed "Jury recommends death for William Clyde Gibson", Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 18, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - "California porn firm makes money off lawsuits " Fifty-six lawsuits filed in ND Ind.

Teresa Auch Schultz of the Gary Post-Tribune has a long, important story today about copyright trolls. The story begins:The dozens...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 17, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - " Further delay expected in Tease ruling: Judge Menges asks for a two-month extension on year-old case"

Some quotes from Scott Smith's story today in the Kokomo Tribune:Two weeks ago, Howard Superior Court Judge William Menges sounded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - Vote submision time for JNC/JQC District 2 attorney representative extended from Nov. 19 to Dec. 3

According to this Nov. 12th order, signed by CJ Dickson:During the week of November 4, 2013, it came to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - Following up on the federal suit against the way Marion County judges are selected

The lawsuit is Common Cause Indiana v. Indiana Secretary of State. It challenges the way Marion County judges are selected....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Allen court to fill spot after Judge Heath fires magistrate"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 26th, Jeff Wiehe reported Nov. 5th in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:A little more...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Newest justice lends court wise counsel"

From the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today, a long editorial marking the first anniversary of Loretta Rush's taking a seat...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 10, 2013

Friday, November 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Ritz’s right to sue now up to judge: Ruling could toss complaint of education board’s miscue"

Updating this ILB post from Oct. 26th, Niki Kelly reported yesterday in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Marion Circuit Judge Louis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 08, 2013

Monday, November 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - A Few Thoughts on the Indiana Supreme Court’s Just-Released Annual Report

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law The Supreme Court’s 2012-13 annual report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - Notes on much of the first morning in Judge Brown trial

Thanks to the reader who has sent 3 pages of notes taken this morning at the start of Marion County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - A moment in the Judge Brown disciplinary trial

Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star tweets:Judge Taliaferro lays into Judge Brown for evasive responses and refusal to answer questions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - Latest Indiana trial and appellate court statistics online

Released today. Here is the news report....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Marion County Judge Kimberly Brown's disciplinary trial begins today

The opening statements are over, the Disciplinary Commision now has called Judge K. Brown as its first witnesses. Follow the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - Bisard trial closing statements this morning, a wrap-up

John Tuohy of the Indianapolis Star has a very long and comprehensive review of the David Bisard trial to-date, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Document reveals how bribery of former Marion County Deputy Prosecutor David Wyser unfolded"

Tim Evans' long story was in the Nov. 2 Indianapolis Star. It begins:A little before noon on May 29, 2009,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - Marion County Judge Kimberly Brown's disciplinary trial begins today

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 31st, as of this writing the docket has not been updated since the Oct....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 04, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Judge Kimberly Brown's trial set for Nov. 4th through 8th

For those following this case, the docket has now been updated with the results of Oct. 23rd telephonic prehearing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judge rules police emails of Bisard trial didn’t reveal anything"

An AP story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports that:The judge for the reckless homicide and drunken driving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ind. Courts - Even more on: Morgan County Prosecutor to challenge expungement

Updating this ILB entry from Monday, Oct. 28th, about the Morgan County prosecutor challenging the constitutionality of the new expungement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Judge Kimberly Brown's trial set for Nov. 4th through 8th

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 25th, and this one from Oct. 16th, the docket now shows that, despite respondent's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - Commission on Courts files report, makes recommendations in four areas

The Commission on Courts has issued a 10-page final report for this interim period. (h/t Massons Blog) The recommendations are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - Union County prosecutor Ron Jordan resigns, cites criminal code changes

Some quotes from Bev Woodruff's report Oct. 24th in the Union County Liberty Herald:A 27-year career of service to Union...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Morgan County Prosecutor to challenge expungement

Updating this ILB post from this morning, and looking again at Tim Evans Star story about the Morgan county prosecutor's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Morgan County Prosecutor to challenge expungement

Updating this ILB post from Oct. 17th, questioning how the Morgan County prosecutor can challenge the constitutionality of a state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: There’s Nothing Sinister About Home Security Cameras

On May 23rd, Prof. Schumm's "Commentary" (worth rereading in full) was about a COA oral argument: Part of the justification...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 28, 2013

Ind. Court - Death penalty and high-profile murder monetary costs and other issues as illustrated by the David Camm trial

There have been a number of articles over the years on the costs of the David Camm trials and how...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 28, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Juvenile justice: State program offers alternatives to detention"

From the start of Amanda Gray's Oct. 22nd story in the South Bend Tribune:SOUTH BEND - Juvenile Justice Center executive...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Allen court to fill spot after Judge Heath fires magistrate"

Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Just a few months after taking the bench in Allen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "William Clyde Gibson murder prosecution rests, closing arguments expected Friday"

The murder trial started Tuesday, and ended Friday, as Charlie White reports in this story this morning in the Louisville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - Judge Kimberly Brown's trial set for Nov. 4th through 8th

The trial will take place before a panel of three esteemed woman jurists in the Supreme Court courtroom. It will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - "William Clyde Gibson murder prosecution rests, closing arguments expected Friday"

Opening arguments were Tuesday. Here is Charlie White's Thursday evening report in the Louisville Courier Journal. It begins:Prosecutors rested their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: New play uses 1991 SCOTUS argument to debate the pros and cons of public nudity

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 6th, about the play based on a SCOTUS oral argument in a case involving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - What to report about while the David Camm jury is deliberating?

"David Camm trial boosts businesses near Lebanon courthouse" reports Harold J. Adams in this Louisville Courier Journal story this evening....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judge from Porter County to lead Indiana Court of Appeals"

Updating this ILB post from this morning, Dan Carden of the NWI Times reports this evening:INDIANAPOLIS | A Porter County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - Reactions to Judge Posner's mea culpa continue; and what did the District Court say? [Updated]

The ILB recently has been collecting responses in two posts, this one from Oct. 20th, headed "Wrapping up, on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - Court of Appeals elects new Chief Judge [Updated]

Judge Nancy H. Vaidik has been elected by the Court of Appeals judges to the three-year term, following the current...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - David Camm murder decision now with jury

Rod Rose of the Lebanon Reporter wrote last evening in a long story:LEBANON — Jurors could decide Wednesday whether David...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - "David Bisard trial judge tears into IMPD over emails"

John Tuohy reports this morning to the IndyStar from the Bisard trial in Fort Wayne:FORT WAYNE, IND. — The judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - Opening arguments in Gibson trial yesterday, and closing arguments in Camm trial today

Posted today on the Louisville Courier Journal site:William Clyde Gibson says in video he just wanted sex with murder victim,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Arguments begin today in William Clyde Gibson's first capital murder trial in Floyd County"

The ILB has had many entries on accused triple-murder suspect William Clyde Gibson. Today his jury trial starts, presided over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Camm trial litigators no stranger to courtrooms"

Maureen Hayden's (CNHI) story today in the Kokomo Tribune looks at the prosecution and defense in the third David Camm...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Vigo Courthouse adds security for cases: Two high profile cases set to go to trial"

WTHI TV10 reported Friday, in a story by Matthew Gregory, with video:TERRE HAUTE, ind. (WTHI) - Next week will bring...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 21, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Long Beach court case could set precedent in lakefront property rights"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, John Robbins reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune under the headline "Four-hour hearing in beach property...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - Morgan County Prosecutor to challenge expungement [Updated]

Keither Rhoades has this story on the $$ Martinsville Reporter-Times website. It begins:Morgan County Prosecutor Steve Sonnega will be asking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Ex-trooper David Camm's trial winds down"

Grace Schneider continues her reports in the Louisville Courier-Journal with this story today - some quotes:LEBANON, IND. — Testimony in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Long Beach court case could set precedent in lakefront property rights" [Updated]

Fascinating. Does the ownership of Lake Michigan beach property extend to the water's edge? John Robbins has a long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - " Confusion trails 'missing' Kokomo attorney: Bradley Hamilton's cases handed over to attorney surrogate"

Scott Smith reports in the Kokomo Tribune today - some quotes:Kokomo attorney Bradley Hamilton is nowhere to be found, much...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Supreme declines to suspend Marion County Judge"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 30th, there has been further activity in the disciplinary action against Marion Superior Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Brizzi's competence on trial as former secretary of state Charlie White seeks relief from conviction"

Updating this ILB entry from August 16th on the Charlie White PCR hearing, which ended with the statement, "The hearing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "Governor should appeal court ruling on deer"

That is the heading of this letter with many signatures printed yesterday in the Indianapolis Star. Here it is in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ind. Courts - Camm trial continues in Lebanon

While the Marion County Bisard case is set to start this coming week in Fort Wayne, the Floyd County David...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Long-delayed trial set to start: Indianapolis officer charged in ’10 fatal crash"

Rebecca Greene reports in the Sunday Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:FORT WAYNE – On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, about 150 potential...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 13, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Longtime Faculty Member Diane Wood is New Chief Judge of Seventh Circuit "

That is the heading to this University of Chicago Law School Alumni Magazine article by Meredith Heagney. The long article...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Indiana doctor accused of road rage shooting arraigned in Madison County Ky"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 3rd, which includes a link to a video of the alleged event, Lexington WKYT...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - SD Ind. court clerk explains court operations after "shutdown"

Laura A. Briggs, Clerk of the Court, SD Ind., has issued this press releases: October 9, 2013 COURT OPERATIONS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: State of Indiana, 15 public school districts sue over Obamacare

Updating this post from earlier this morning, IndyPolitics has now posted a 7-minute audio clip from Rep. Ed DeLaney who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutors seek convictions, bank accounts in Northside Indianapolis prostitution bust"

Tim Evans reports in the Indianapolis Star on high-end prostitution arrests in Marion County. Some quotes:Now, Veronika LeBlanc, 23, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: State of Indiana, 15 public school districts sue over Obamacare

Updating this post from yesterday, here is Dan Carden's story in the NWI Times. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - "New St. Joe court to hear domestic violence cases"

Madeline Buckley has a long story today in the South Bend Tribune that reports:... Most similar pleas for protection are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - A total federal court shutdown looming?

That was the topic of Norman Cox's story, with video, last night on WRTV-6. Some quotes:The federal courts in Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - State of Indiana, 15 public school districts sue over Obamacare

Niki Kelly reports this afternoon in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:INDIANAPOLIS– Fifteen Indiana public school districts – and the state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - Listen to Chief Justice Dickson on the Amos Brown Show

You can listen here to the Chief Justice's appearance yesterday on the Amos Brown radio show:[I]t was a rare opportunity...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Monday, October 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - Courthouse security in the news

From the Madison Courier, a story by Seth Grundhoefer headed "Courthouse Security: Public entry now limited to Main St. doors"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Tax Court to hold full hour of oral argument Tuesday on whether online travel sites are subject to sales tax and on what basis

Supplementing this ILB post from Sept. 13th, the Washington Post "GovBeat" blog had a post Oct. 5th by Reid Wilson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 07, 2013

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - Board of Accounts audit questions Muncie City Court Judge Dianna Bennington payments to employee for days not worked

Here is the story by Douglas Walker and Keith Roysdon in the Muncie Star-Press. From the story:The audit, posted in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 06, 2013

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: The Good Wife Gets Basic Indiana Appellate Procedure Doubly Wrong

The Sept. 30th ILB entry has now been updated with a photo of the offending "opinion from the '3rd District'...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 05, 2013

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - Hancock County prosecutor declines to prosecute woman who used deadly force

From the Greenfield Daily Reporter, Noelle Steele has a brief story, accompanied by Prosecutor Michael Griffin's motion to the court,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - Governor Pence Names Sam Cappas Lake Superior Court Judge [Updated]

From the news release:Indianapolis, IN – Governor Mike Pence today named Sam Cappas as Judge in the Lake Superior Court-Criminal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Porter county judges air complaints about employee pay, health insurance"

Amy Lavalley reports in the Gary Post-Tribune in a story that begins:VALPARAISO — The county’s judges used Wednesday’s budget hearing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Two former college football players file class-action lawsuit alleging NCAA ignored concussions"

Zak Keefer reports today in the Indianapolis Star:A class-action lawsuit filed in Indiana alleges that the NCAA has for decades...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Marion Circuit Court Adopts Amendment to Small Claims Court Rule"

Yesterday the ILB saw this item on the Indianapolis Bar Ass'n. website:Marion Circuit Court Adopts Amendment to Small Claims Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Indiana doctor accused of road rage shooting arraigned in Madison County Ky"

This story and video (including video of the alleged event) from Lexington WKYT concludes: Police tell us that Dobyns works...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 03, 2013

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Ind. Courts - "The right to counsel in cases involving children is being addressed on several fronts in Indiana"

See this new post at Kaarin Lueck's Indiana Juvenile Justice Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Kitchell suit against Logansport argued before the Supreme Court

Updating this Sept. 8th ILB entry is this long Sept. 30th story by Mitchell Kirk in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "$1.1 million David Camm trial strapping Floyd County budget"

That is the headline to this new Louisville Courier Journal story by Grace Schneider. Some quotes from the lengthy story:Midway...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "La Porte County Judge Boklund says he won’t seek fourth term on the bench"

Tim Moran's long Sept. 26th story in the Michigan City News Dispatch begins:MICHIGAN CITY — Judge William Boklund will not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judiciary to Remain Open If Government Shuts Down"

A notice on the SD Ind. website reads:In the event of a government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Lawsuit over Greensburg short-hair rule may be a long shot"

That was the heading of this Jan. 5, 2011 ILB post. The suit was filed Dec. 27, 2010 in Indiana's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - Unexplainable disparities in sentencing between twins convicted of same crime?

Lydia Sheaks of the Elkhart Truth had this report this weekend. Some quotes [emphasis by ILB]:ELKHART — A former Elkhart...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - Historian writes tribute to Indiana Courthouses

"In walls of justice, Hoosier spirit lives" is the heading to the long Sunday Centerpiece article written for the Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Nominations open for the 2nd District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission

In case you've lost track of the timetable, updating this ILB entry from August 5th, nominating petitions were due Sept....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court will hear appeal of Hammond man convicted of murder "

Ruth Ann Krause of the Gary Post-Tribune reports on the upcoming Supreme Court oral argument next week in Ernesto Ramirez...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Disbarred lawyer charged with forgery"

Updating this ILB post from May 7, 2012, quoting a South Bend Tribune story that began "A disbarred attorney faces...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court advertises job opening with CJ Dickson

Here is the announcement:The Indiana Supreme Court is seeking applicants for a new position which will provide counsel to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Debate swells over Lake judicial selection" - Questions about nominating commission's makeup [Updated]

Bill Dolan reports today in the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | A St. John lawyer is challenging how Lake County picks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - Summer Indiana Bar Exam results

Here is the list....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - Licensing of court reporters on Commission on Courts agenda today

Licensing of court reporters is on the Commission on Courts agenda today, also the question:Should courts have the flexibility to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - Keeping up with David Camm trial [Updated]

The third murder trial of David Camm, which began August 22nd (following a jury selection process that began August 12th),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - LaPorte County is developing veterans court

Matt Fritz's long story today in the Herald Argus begins:La PORTE — Veterans ending up in the La Porte County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - IndyBar Assoc. is compiling wiki-style bios of Indiana's judiciary

Check them out here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - Report on local bar survey of St. Joseph Superior Court judges

Today Madeline Buckley of the South Bend Tribune reports on what looks like a useful survey by St. Joseph County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - COA holds oral argument at Franklin College

And Lesley Weidenbener, executive editor of TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students, was there and filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court to decide if jury-bias claim led to murder confession"

Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times:The Indiana Supreme Court agreed Monday [sic.] to decide whether a Gary man...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Family courts trying to keep it civil"

A long story this weekend from Susan Brown of the NWI Times begins:Nearly 15 years after the Indiana Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ind. Courts - Eugene Volokh on the State v. Brewington Oral Argument

Eugene Volokh posts a gracious note about his time in Indy the past few days participating in the State v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 13, 2013

Ind. Courts - Judicial Technology Oversight Committee to meet Tuesday for the first time [Updated]

This session the General Assembly created the Judicial Technology Oversight Committee - JTOC [not to be confused with the Judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court Considering Blogger's Appeal"

Here is Mike Perleberg's Eagle County 99.3 FM coverage of this morning's Supreme Court oral argument in Brewington v. State....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - AG files notice of appeal in right-to-work case

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 9th, here is the Notice of Appeal. It includes a copy of the trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: David Camm trial in Lebanon, which began August 22, continues into another week

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 9th... Here is Charles Wilson's Sept. 10th AP story headed "Testifying at Camm trial,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Marion Superior Court Judge Kimberly Brown admits errors, but objects to suspension"

Tim Evans and Marisa Kwiatkowski of the IndyStar have the story here. The Supreme Court had set a deadline for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Attorney General Zoeller appeals to reinstate charges against David Lott Hardy in utility regulator case

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, re the AG's appeal of the trial court's order to dismiss in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Monday, September 09, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - Attorney General Zoeller appeals to reinstate charges against David Lott Hardy in utility regulator case

From a news release issued this afternoon:Representing the prosecution in appellate court, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office is seeking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - David Camm trial in Lebanon, which began August 22, continues into another week

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 4th... Here is the Sept. 5th coverage of the David Camm murder retrial, by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 09, 2013

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - Kitchell suit against Logansport argued before the Supreme Court

Thursday's oral argument before the Supreme Court in the case of Julie Kitchell v. Ted Franklin, et al.(read more about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 08, 2013

Friday, September 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Deadline set for Marion Superior Judge Kimberly Brown to respond to petition seeking her removal"

Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star has just posted this long story. Some quotes:The Indiana Supreme Court today set a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - Looking further into the JTAC imposition of anti-robot/CAPTCHA verification requirement on the public

The ILB has written several posts this week about the sudden imposition of CAPTCHA on public access to the Odyssey...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 06, 2013

Courts - New play uses 1991 SCOTUS argument to debate the pros and cons of public nudity [Updated]

And it is a case from Indiana. From the WSJ today ($$), a story by Ellen Gamerman - some quotes:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - "St. Joe County's bail bond system offers little incentive to appear in court"

Meghan Schiller reports for ABC57 News:ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- How many people who are out walking the streets in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 06, 2013

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Controversial $2.8B Rockport deal argued before Indiana Supreme Court"

John Russell of the IndyStar reports on this morning's oral argument before the Supreme Court in the case of Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 05, 2013

Ind. courts - Several interesting oral arguments this morning before our Supreme Court

They include the Rockport coal gasification plant argument (Indiana Gas), and a ratepayer's challenge to the validity of a City...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 05, 2013

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - " David Camm's defense team attacks investigation of family's murders "

Here is today's coverage of the David Camm murder retrial, by Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Schneider's story yesterday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Indiana courts imposes anti-robot/CAPTCHA verification requirement on the public

Updating this first entry from yesterday, and this update, the ILB has received several additional emails from users:From an attorney:When...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Indiana courts imposes anti-robot/CAPTCHA verification requirement on the public

Updating the ILB post from earlier this afternoon, a courts/crime reporter who relies on the service just sent this to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - Indiana courts imposes anti-robot/CAPTCHA verification requirement on the public [Updated]

Indiana Courts has added the dreaded, highly frustrating anti-robot/CAPTCHA verification requirement for each and every search in its public trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - " CAMM BLOG: Kim makes insurance policy changes before death"

WHAS11 Lousiville, has a CAMM Blog. Here is its Friday morning entry. Here is a list of all recent entries....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Fake letters supporting ex-Gary cop sent to judge, prosecutors claim"

Updating this ILB entry from August 20th, Teresa Auch Schultz had this story in the Aug. 28 Gary Post-Tribune that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Courts need to treat conflicts as other professions do"

John Krull, executive editor, TheStatehouseFile, posted this commentary this morning. It could serve as a companion piece to the ILB's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - Where is the recusal bar in Indiana - and does it vary from justice to justice?

Citizen confidence in the judiciary is eroded when the bar standard for recusal is unclear and seems to vary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - "William Gibson's first murder trial on track to start in October in Floyd County"

This August 16th ILB entry, headed "Camm Trial Could Raise Floyd County Taxes," quoted from a WIBC story:[Floyd County] has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court could echo Idaho ruling in RailCats foul ball lawsuit"

On August 19th the Supreme Court granted transfer in the case of South Shore Baseball, LLC, d/b/a Gary South Shore...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed disciplinary charges against the Judge Kimberly J. Brown of the Marion Superior Court

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Tim Evans and Marisa Kwiatkowski now have posted an expanded story with much...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Camm jurors see autopsy photos of two children, mother"

Charlie White of the Louisville Courier Journal has the long report on this morning's proceeding here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed disciplinary charges against the Honorable Kimberly J. Brown of the Marion Superior Court

From the news release:The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed disciplinary charges against the Honorable Kimberly J. Brown of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - " Indiana investigator grilled on David Camm crime scene"

Here is Grace Schneider's long final wrap-up for the Louisville Courier-Journal of Friday's proceeding in the David Camm murder trial....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 25, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Juror research in South Bend trial ... [Updated]

Updating this entry, a new tweet, just logged:Madeline Buckley ‏@Mabuckley88 4m Judge just took another break to do more research....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - Juror research in South Bend trial ...

Tweet from South Bend Tribune reporter yesterday: Madeline Buckley ‏@Mabuckley88 23h Jury convicts man in double murder and will now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Spierers’ lawsuit action suspended pending a motion to dismiss case"

Updating this ILB entry from June 27th, and the followup from July 26th, Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald-Times reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutor: Blood spatter remain crucial evidence that Camm killed family"

Here is Grace Schneider's final wrap-up for the Louisville Courier-Journal of yesterday's proceeding in the David Camm murder trial. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - Former Justice Sullivan: "Mark Massa right not to step aside in coal gasification case"

Frank Sullivan Jr., professor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Justice, Indiana Supreme Court, 1993-2012, has this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Prosecution asks for mistrial at start of David Camm trial" [Updated]

Grace Schneider reports for the LCJ early this afternoon:LEBANON, IND. — Fireworks erupted at the start of David Camm’s third...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - "ACLU sues state over abortion clinic law"

Updating this entry from earlier this morning, Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star now has coverage - access it here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Round 3: Opening arguments in David Camm's third murder trial today"

Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier-Journal has this long story this morning, with video, that begins:LEBANON, IND. — David Camm’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Laws regulating abortion clinics violate constitutional protections of privacy, due process and equal protection"

From the press release: The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana and the national ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project today challenged...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Camm murder trial to begin Thursday"

Rob Rose has this wrap-up report in the Lebanon Reporter this evening....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Ex-lawyer (Conour) charged with fraud wants to keep fees "

From the AP this evening, this story - some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former prominent Indianapolis lawyer who pleaded guilty...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Inaugural Meeting Set for State Commission on Improving the Status of Children

Updating this ILB entry from August 18 and this one from August 13th, today the agenda for tomorrow's first meeting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Fake letters supporting ex-Gary cop sent to judge, prosecutors claim"

Teresa Auch Schultz has the story today in the Gary Post Tribune. The stroy begins:A former Gary police officer sent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Pa. boobies bracelet case may influence FWCS suit", and a personal comment

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has this story today. Some quotes:A federal judge evaluating a local...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Case Shows That Merit Selection Not A Recusal Controversy Panacea"

From the State Bar of Michigan Blog, this post. Some quotes:Proponents of merit selection of judges often argue against the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - Commentary by John Krull: "Massa’s decision damages court’s and his own reputation"

Just posted at The Statehouse File, John Krull writes in part:INDIANAPOLIS – If Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa ever...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Experts expect a different outcome as third David Camm retrial starts in Boone County"

Grace Schneider had a long story in the Sunday Louisville Courier Journal - some quotes:David Camm has been twice tried...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - Trial courts required to report guilty findings against lawyers to Disciplinary Commission

The latest issue of the IBJ has an editorial titled "Root out rogue attorneys." Unfortunately, it is $$, but Advance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "How sex crimes ruin lives and challenge our justice system"

Updating this entry from last Sunday, the $$ South Bend Tribune now has a number of additional stories under this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Inaugural Meeting Set for State Commission on Improving the Status of Children

Updating this ILB entry from August 13th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today that reads:A high-powered committee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 18, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - ACLU Files Suit to Stop Indianapolis from Violating Free Speech Rights of Panhandlers

From the news release:The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed the class action lawsuit on behalf of four individuals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Brizzi's competence on trial as former secretary of state Charlie White seeks relief from conviction"

Here is Dan McFeely's Indianapolis Star story on the Charlie White PCR hearing. The story begins:NOBLESVILLE — Former Indiana Secretary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 16, 2013

Ind.. Courts - Indiana Courts site now has expungement forms for 2013 law [Updated]

Access them here, specifically the two marked REVISED JUNE 28, 2013, but posted apparently today. Also those re IC 35-38-9....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Two John Mellencamp sons face felony battery charges"

Laura Lane has the just-updated story ($$) in the Bloomington Herald Times, complete with the charging documents. The story begins:John...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - "87 U.S. Chief Judges Appeal to Congress for Funding Help"

From the U.S. Courts website:Describing themselves as "the boots on the ground in our nation's federal trial courts," 87 chief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - Interesting tweets re Massa recusal

Interesting tweets re Massa recusal:Marisa Kwiatkowski ‏@IndyMarisaK I find this fascinating, particularly the speed with which it was done... Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa denies request to step aside on Rockport case"

Here is Tony Cook's just posted Indianapolis Star story. Some quotes:Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa today denied a request...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court Massa issues Order refusing to recuse

In a 7-page Order just released, Justice Mark S. Massa denies the Citizens Groups’ Verified Motion for Judicial Disqualification. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - "IndyBar Board of Directors Approves Model Rule Guidelines for Marion County Judicial Selection"

Info from the Indianapolis Bar Association....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Groups Move for Recusal of Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa From Leucadia Coal Gasification Case"

Updating this post from early this morning, Tony Cook has a new story at the IndyStar site expanding on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Groups Move for Recusal of Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa From Leucadia Coal Gasification Case"

The ILB has received this news release:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2013 Contact: Jodi Perras, Sierra Club - jodi.perras@sierraclub.org, 317-296-8395...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ind. Courts - Inaugural Meeting Set for State Commission on Improving the Status of Children

Here is the full news release. Justice Loretta Rush is the Commission chair. The inaugural meeting is August 21st:This eighteen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - Indianapolis man alleged to threatened the life of a federal judge and other local officials in a series of comments posted online

From a news release this afternoon:INDIANAPOLIS – Joseph H. Hogsett, the United States Attorney, announced today that federal charges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: “I don’t know of any other murder cases going to a third trial”

Updating this ILB post from earlier today, a reader points out another example:Hi Marcia- The State tried Steven Thompson three...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - “I don’t know of any other murder cases going to a third trial”

This ILB post earlier this morning included this quote from the Indianapolis Star:Still, the Camm case appears to be unprecedented...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - "How sex crimes ruin lives and challenge our justice system"

The South Bend Tribune had a series of sex crimes stories this weekend, reported by Madeline Buckley. I have retweeted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Third trial of former Indiana trooper accused of killing family starts today"

Following on this ILB post from August 11th, Diana Penner has this lengthy story in this morning's Indianapolis Star. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Utica group opposes ministry's plan for old school"

From the Aug. 7th Louisville Courier Journal, this story by reporter Charlie White that begins:A group of Utica residents is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 12, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Ind. AG files lawsuit against realtor for allegedly faking court documents"

Bryan Cohen of Legal Newsline Legal Journal reports in a story dated August 9th that begins:INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 11, 2013

Friday, August 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Former Richmond attorney arrested on 26 counts of theft"

From a brief story in the Richmond Palladium-Item:Former Richmond attorney Charles "Chuck" Hyde Jr. was arrested Wednesday morning on 26...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - Ex-Muncie city clerk sentenced for embezzlement

Douglas Walker's story in the Muncie Star-Press begins:MUNCIE — A former city employee accused of embezzling more than $11,000 from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Judicial magistrates and veteran trial lawyers among 11 men and women hoping to be the next Lake Criminal Court judge"

Updating this ILB entry from July 25th, Ruth Ann Krause of the Gary Post-Tribune reports today:The Lake County Judicial Nominating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 09, 2013

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - Newton County: "Legal fees mount as mandate stalls"

That is the headline to this snippet from a story by Cindy Brandenburg in the $$$ Newton County Enterprise. Newton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Allen County attorney gets 100 days on house arrest"

Jeff Wiehe has this story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. The story begins:FORT WAYNE – For years as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - "LaGrange Co Commissioners hear of need for courthouse repair"

From the WTHD 105.5 website, this August 6th item:LAGRANGE - LaGrange County Commissioners heard some cost estimates on repairs to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Monday, August 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - Nominations open for the 2nd District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission

Three years ago today the ILB posted a similarly-headed entry. It began (with updates):Today This weekend I, along with all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - "LaPorte school officials’ case moved to Fort Wayne"

Matt Fritz reported August 1st in the LaPorte Herald-Argus in a long story that begins:La PORTE — The trial for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - "In one Elkhart court, child cases linger for years"

A series by Virginia Black and Madeline Buckley of the South Bend Tribune, examining justice in sex crimes, will run...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judge banishes prominent law firm from his court, prompting more delays for many cases"

Susan Brown reports today in the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | A Lake County judge has banned the law firm of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 05, 2013

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Small claims, bigger problems: Unique rules in Marion County raise questions of fairness"

Today's long story by Marisa Kwiatkowski and Alex Campbell adds new information about the problematic operations of the Marion County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 04, 2013

Friday, August 02, 2013

Ind. Courts - Jury selection in 3rd David Camm trial to begin Aug. 12

Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier Journal has a story today headed "Charles Boney's DNA found on key items in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 02, 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Ind. Law - More on new expungement law and the value of waiting

Here is a long list of earlier ILB entries about expungement. Adding to this, here is a useful infographic produced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 01, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Indianapolis attorney-blogger Paul Ogden faces judicial disciplinary complaint"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Dave Stafford of the Indiana Lawyer has posted comprehensive coverage of Tuesday's hearing....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 01, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Wakarusa man found guilty of practicing law without license"

Brief, must-read story at WNDU.com....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Indianapolis attorney-blogger Paul Ogden faces judicial disciplinary complaint" [Updated]

One expects it will be some time before the Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission hearing officer issues a ruling, but attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: "State, Planned Parenthood reach agreement in funding dispute"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, which included the documents, Ken Kusmer of the AP has this story, headed "Two-year...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Indianapolis trucking school's collections practices draw judge's scrutiny"

On July 16, 2013 the ILB had a post headed "Changes In Store For Marion County Small Claims Courts?" that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - Well, it just doesn't sound right to us Hoosiers!

Eugene Volokh (UCLA prof) has an amusing post today that starts:When writing the Brewington amicus brief, which we filed before...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - " Former Secretary of State Charlie White sues Carl Brizzi" Second former official also suing

That is the headline to this Indianapolis Star story by Tim Evans. If this sounds like old news, it kind...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ind. Courts - " State, Planned Parenthood reach agreement in funding dispute"

Tim Evans reports late this morning in IndyStar that the State and Planned Parenthood have signed an agreement, filed in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Police union acknowledges paying $250,000 to defend David Bisard"

Reporting on yesterday's David Bisard hearing in Fort Wayne, John Tuohy writes for the Indianapolis Star:The hearing was mostly about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Indianapolis attorney-blogger Paul Ogden faces judicial disciplinary complaint"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Tim Evans has a long story today in the Indianapolis Star that begins:All he...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Juvenile delinquency appeals should be added to expedited appeals listed in Appellate Rule 21"

So proposes the Indiana Juvenile Justice Blog this morning, continuing:Currently, every type of case involving children — child custody, child...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - Two positions for attorneys open in Division of State Court Administration

Here is the post:The Indiana Supreme Court, Division of State Court Administration, is seeking applicants for a staff attorney to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Tomorrow I will have my attorney disciplinary hearing beginning at 10 am in the Indiana Supreme Court conference room. It is open to the public."

Thus begins a long post today by Indiana attorney and blogger Paul Ogden, headed "Attorney Free Speech and My Hope...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 29, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Current process for dealing with corrected appellate opinions poses perils

Updating this ILB post from July 12th, here is how they do it at the 7th Circuit:Order correcting opinion in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Some Brown County Residents Protest Courthouse Remodel Bonds"

Updating this ILB entry from May 10, along with this one, Indiana Public Media reports today:The Brown County League of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Missing IU student Lauren Spierer’s parents sue three men; claim actions led to her death"

Updating this ILB entry from June 27th, Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star reports today in a story headed "Defendants...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - Bringing Indiana's Highest Courts into the 21st Century

The ILB has located the Supreme Court's operating budget request for the 2013-2015 biennium (which began July 1, 2013),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - Courthouse renovations in Lawrence and Clinton County

"Lawrence County Officials Allocate Funds To Pay For Courthouse Renovations" is the headline to this WBIW story that begins:(BEDFORD) -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judge seeks Allen role in juvenile alternative program"

Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:With a stroke of his pen, Allen Superior Judge Dan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judicial magistrates and veteran trial lawyers among 11 men and women hoping to be the next Lake Criminal Court judge"

Bill Dolan reports in the NWI Times - some quotes:The Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission released the names of applicants...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Pendleton prison inmate seeks group prayer rights"

Updating this July 21st ILB entry, headed "[Federal] Judge gives prison 30 days to allow Muslim prayer," Charles Wilson of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - Professor Schumm: Additional thoughts on sentence revisions

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law I appreciate Mr. Creason’s thoughtful post...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - A Broader View of Recent Sentencing Revision Cases

Commentary by Stephen Creason, Chief Counsel of Appeals, Office of the Indiana Attorney General Professor Joel Schumm’s July 3 Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 22, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Allen Circuit Court names new magistrate"

Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:After a brief search, Allen County Circuit Court named a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Once high-powered attorney William Conour talks about his career, lavish lifestyle and time behind bars"

Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star had a 90-minute interview with William Conour Tuesday in the Marion County Jail. From...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Expunge law causes court headaches: Officials raise concerns over confusing statute"

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an important story today:FORT WAYNE – Since July 1, Hoosiers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Two Magistrate Positions open for Hendricks Superior Court

In this June 26th post, the ILB reported on the appointments of Tammy Somers and Michael “Joe” Manning as Magistrates...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Changes In Store For Marion County Small Claims Courts"?

This is not the first time ILB has used that heading. See this ILB entry from May 31, 2013. And...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - Commission on Courts and other upcoming interim legislative meetings

The Commission on Courts will be meeting for the first time this summer on Thursday, July 18 at 2 PM....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - Current process for dealing with corrected appellate opinions poses perils

Here are two ILB posts from several years ago that now have added relevance: Dec. 12, 2007 - "Ind. Decisions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Bobay to fill Allen Superior Court vacancy

Updating this ILB entry from June 25th, Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, under the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 12, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ind. Courts - $346,975 later, Washington County courthouse still leaks

Marcia Walker reports in the Salem Leader in a story that begins:Washington County has paid at least $204,273 for repairs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Showdown between Delaware County judges, council settled"

From the Muncie Star-Press, this story by Roysdon and Walker reporting the "long-running financial dispute between Delaware County Council and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - "2 suits test ministerial exception: Ohio, local cases challenge Catholic Church"

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long story today by Rebecca S. Green that begins: FORT WAYNE – More...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Clinton County Courthouse exterior getting makeover"

Justin L. Mack reported July 4th in the Lafayette Journal Courier in a long, interesting story that begins:FRANKFORT — What...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 07, 2013

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Federal Judge accepts former Marion Co. deputy prosecutor David Wyser's guilty plea to bribery"

The Indianapolis Star today has this story by Tim Evans that begins:As Marion County’s chief deputy prosecutor, David Wyser took...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Allen Circuit Court magistrate seat open after promotion"

Updating this ILB entry from June 25th, Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Indiana Courts - Second Quarter Transfer Statistics and Trends

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law During the just-finished second quarter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Same-sex couple wed in Mass. files petition for dissolution in Marion County court

Updating this ILB entry from June 28 (which includes a copy of the petition), and this one from later in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 01, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Same-sex couple wed in Mass. files petition for dissolution in Marion County court

Updating this earlier ILB post today, where I noted: "The ILB believes this is a first for Indiana, and certainly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - Same-sex couple wed in Mass. files petition for dissolution in Marion County court

The ILB has received a copy of the petition for dissolution, filed June 26, 2013. The ILB believes this is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Officials taking applications for Lake County judge vacancy until July 23"

Bill Dolan reports in the NWI Times: CROWN POINT | Local officials said they will begin interviewing applicants Aug. 8...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Missing IU student Lauren Spierer’s parents sue three men; claim actions led to her death" [Updated]

That is the headline to this long story today in the Bloomington Herald-Times, reported by Abby Tonsing and Laura Lane....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Two Magistrate Positions open for Hendricks Superior Court

Updating this ILB entry from May 1st (unfortunately the link to the earlier notice no longer works), this notice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Bobay to fill Allen Superior Court vacancy

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Niki Kelly's story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette concludes:For the past 16...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Lawyers argue over who should testify during David Camm's third murder trial"

That is the headline to Grace Schneider's story yesterday for the Louisville Courier Journal, dateline Lebanon, Indiana. Somequotes:Defense lawyers and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - Motion filed in federal court to have Conour bond revoked

Tim Evans has the story here, at IndyStar. It begins:Former Indianapolis attorney William Conour violated terms of his bond in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - And what about Allen County?

On June 8th the ILB posted an entry headed ""Thomas Stefaniak to become new Lake Juvenile Court judge" And what...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 24, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - Judge concerned there won’t be enough unbiased jurors in Howard County for the trial

Scott Smith of the Kokomo Tribune reported yesterday in a story that begins:The judge presiding over the criminal case against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Compare Ind. case involving Dearborn County judge and fed. case involving 7th Cir. judges

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, How Appealing now has another post (here was the first) on the 2nd Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 22, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - Compare Ind. case involving county judge and fed. case involving 7th Cir. judges

See this How Appealing post and compare to Brewington case pending before the Indiana Supreme Court. The post begins:"On June...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 21, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - Advisory Opinion: Courts Are Not Revenue Centers

Tucked away here on the Indiana Courts website is "an index of formal Advisory Opinions issued by the Commission, with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - Reports of two COA oral arguments held Tuesday

Tuesday's oral argument before a Court of Appeals panel in the case of Robert E. Redington v. State of Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - A new, easily searchable, appellate docket!

Remember the dread appellate online docket? Where you have to carefully type in a case number, filling one box at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Attention turns to Indiana Supreme Court justice in Rockport plant case"

Indianapolis Star business reporter Tony Cook posted this long story online this evening. Here are some quotes:As the Indiana Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - "ACLU of Indiana Files Suit Against FSSA: Changes to Medicaid Waiver program put Hoosiers 'at grave risk of immediate and irreparable harm.'"

From a news release:Last Friday, the ACLU of Indiana filed a lawsuit against the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judgment time in ballot case: 4 to be sentenced Monday"

Madeline Buckley's story today in the South Bend Tribune begins:SOUTH BEND -- Once a prominent force in local politics, with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - Attorney claims Logansport officials falsified documents

A story today by Mitchell Kirk of the Pharos-Tribune begins:The attorney representing a woman who filed a lawsuit against Logansport...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - "3 charged in sophisticated bid to change Purdue grades" [Updated]

Sophia Voravong reports today in a long story in the Lafayette Journal-Courier. Some quotes:On paper, Roy Chaoran Sun was a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - Are pre-transfer oral arguments becoming the new norm for the Supreme Court?

Of the twenty cases set for oral argument yesterday by the Supreme Court for the upcoming for September to December...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 14, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - Muncie City Court judge Dianna Bennington featured

Although the story today by Larry Rley in the Muncie StarPress seems unduly focused on the judge's family life, IMHO,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - Fixing the Vigo County courthouse dome

Jon Swaner of WTHITV 10 reports: Preventing water damage: that's the goal of a request recently made by the Vigo...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Briefs in Rockport/Leucadia case

See this June 6, 2013 ILB post for links to the Oct 30, 2012 opinion of Court of Appeals and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - How effective are protective orders?

Updating this June 6th ILB entry, headed "St. Joe Deputy prosecutor resigns over decision on slain girl's father," quoting a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 10, 2013

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: If a justice is going to recuse him/her self, should that be announced when review is granted? [Updated at 6:30 PM]

Updating this ILB post from June 7th, that explored the question of recusal and when it should be publicly announced,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - A new state judicial building being talked about by some

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long story today on the possibility of a new state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - Tipton County court transcript lost in the mail

The ILB has had a number of entries on unfinished, lost, and even taken, court transcripts. Today the Kokomo Tribune's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 09, 2013

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Thomas Stefaniak to become new Lake Juvenile Court judge" And what about Allen County?

Updating this ILB entry from June 1st, now that Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak is moving into the vacant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 08, 2013

Friday, June 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - If a justice is going to recuse him/her self, should that be announced when review is granted?

The Supreme Court voted yesterday to grant transfer in the Rockport coal gasification case. No break-down of how the justices...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 07, 2013

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Special prosecutor sought in Lebo, Gilliland case"

Matt Fritz reports in the LaPorte Herald-Argus:La PORTE — La Porte County officials are calling for a special prosecutor to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - St. Joe "Deputy prosecutor resigns over decision on slain girl's father"

Christian Sheckler reported late evening for the South Bend Tribune:St. Joseph County Prosecutor Michael Dvorak said today a deputy prosecutor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 06, 2013

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - More errors corrected in the 29-page suspension order posted May 31st

Updating this ILB post from yesterday (June 4th), the Supreme Court has now issued a second order, filed June 4th,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Warrick County fills new magistrate post"

Rich Miller of Warrick 14News had this item yesterday:The Warrick County courts have appointed Jacob Zach Winsett to fill the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Court funds spark debate at Jeffersonville council meeting"

From a story by Braden Lammers in the Jeffersonville News & Tribune: Minor changes to the city of Jeffersonville’s salary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Summaries of select bills or portions of bills of interest to the judiciary that were signed into law in the 2013 legislative session"

The Indiana Judicial Center's Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session has a final installment....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Gingerich Waiver Hearing On Hold"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB posts, Deb Patterson reports today for Stacy Page Online, out of Kosciusko County,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - A half-dozen new disciplinary orders posted

The Court has now posted six new disciplinary orders, all filed May 30th. Also posted is an order amending the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Major Repairs Needed At LaGrange Courthouse"

From WLKI in NE Indiana, this report today:(LAGRANGE) - LaGrange County faces some major repairs to the courthouse in LaGrange....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Monday, June 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Would-be robber shot dead: Resident fires on pair who attacked him on his porch"

Archie Ingersoll has a story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that begins:A man outside his south-side home almost...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Lesbian mom had tough fight for custody"

Updating this entry from earlier today, where the ILB wrote:The ILB does not yet have the cites to the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - St. Joseph Superior Court Chief Judge Michael Scopelitis retires after 13 years on bench

This long story, with photo, \ by Madelline Buckley is available on the South Bend Tribune web site. Some quotes:During...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Lesbian mom had tough fight for custody"

Today's Indianapolis Star has a long story by Dana Hunsinger Benbow, headed "Mom recounts fight for custody after coming out...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 03, 2013

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Thomas Stefaniak to become new Lake Juvenile Court judge"

On May 17th the Supreme court ruled in the dispute over who was eligible to fill the Lake County Juvenile...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 01, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: "What’s important when you have two people with disabilities is you don’t treat one as inherently more important than the other”

The headline is from a May 10, 2010 ILB post quoting a NYTimes story about Emily Kysel. Today Jon Murray...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - Court posts 29-page annual list of attorneys who have failed to comply with certain requirements

The heading to the 29-page order is ORDER OF SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN ATTORNEYS FOR FAILURE TO PAY ATTORNEY REGISTRATION...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - Ind. Courts - "Changes In Store For Marion County Small Claims Courts"?

The ILB had many entries in 2012 on the problems with the Marion County small claims courts and the work...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - "High court to revisit feud over fate of Paula’s diner"

Yesterday's Supreme Court oral argument in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Neal A. Summers, et al. (See...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutor might ask that latest DUI be admitted in David Bisard trial"

Updating this most recent ILB entry from May 9th, John Tuohy's story in this morning's IndyStar story reports:The Marion County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 31, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ind. Courts - CJ Dickson makes appointments to the Commission on Improving the Status of Children

Chief Justice Dickson appoints Justice Rush and Susan Lightfoot to the Commission on Improving the Status of Children (IC 2-3-36)....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Allen court using QR codes to aid potential jurors"

Rebecca S. Green reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in story that begins:FORT WAYNE – Allen Superior Court will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Frequent filer in Indianapolis court system represents himself: This outspoken Russian emigré is notorious among local judges"

Tim Evans' lengthy story appears on the front-page of today's Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:[Gersh Zavodnik] has filed more than 100...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 27, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - 7-day John Myers PCR hearing concluded Thursday

Updating this most recent ILB entry from May 22nd, Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald-Times reports today in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 24, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - There’s Nothing Sinister About Home Security Cameras

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law The Court of Appeals heard oral...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Appellants Have Been Striking Out at Oral Arguments on Whether to Grant Transfer"

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law This January 28, 2013 post noted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Myers’ attorney tells how he took the murder case"

This April 26, 2013 ILB entry is the last in the "comprehensive coverage of the John Myers PCR hearing, reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Suit claims "BMV Indiana overcharged millions of Hoosiers for driver's licenses" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from March 7th, Rafael Sanchez of WRTV 6 reports:INDIANAPOLIS - In response to a class-action lawsuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - Marion County civil courts' current cases are now available [Updated]

Marion County civil courts' current cases are now available for public access via the Odyssey Case Management System for Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Porter County Veterans Treatment Court lauded for successes"

See the story here in the NWI Times, reported by Joyce Russell. Some quotes:The two-year-old program, run by Porter Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Indiana court rulings make it harder to prosecute child abusers, advocates say"

That is the headline to this long article by Matthhew Tully of the Indianapolis Star, which I believe will appear...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 17, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - "The National Right to Work Foundation has filed unfair labor practice charges against Domtar Paper Co. and a local union, alleging they violated Indiana’s right to work law"

Chris Sikich's story this afternoon at IndyStar - some quotes:The foundation lobbied Indiana to pass the landmark legislation in 2012....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - Henry Circuit Court Judge Mary Willis featured in this month's Court Times

See the article here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Convenience Stores Pursue Legal Action to be able to Sell Cold Beer"

From the press release:INDIANAPOLIS (May 14, 2013) – Executives and members of the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - Today: Formal Swearing-In Ceremony Scheduled for U. S. Bankruptcy Judge James M. Carr

From the news release:INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (May 13, 2013): The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Some Brown County Residents Protest Courthouse Remodel Bonds" [Updated]

Referencing this ILB post earlier today, a reader writes:I just wanted to provide the following comments to your post about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Some Brown County Residents Protest Courthouse Remodel Bonds"

Looking at the photo accompanying this article made me realize I'd never seen (or perhaps never noticed) the Brown County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - Highlights of the Court of Appeals’ 2012 Report

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law The Indiana Court of Appeals’...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Supreme Court hears appeal at Merrillville High School " [Updated]

A long story this evening in the Gary Post-Tribune, by Karen Caffarini, that begins:MERRILLVILLE--Approximately 400 area students Thursday received an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 09, 2013

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - The Supreme Court happens to be in Merrillville tonight [Updated]

When I read the story just posted about the failure of talks between Lake Superior judges and magistrates to reach...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Lake Superior judges, magistrates fail to reach deal over Juvenile Court vacancy"

Marisa Kwiatkowski reported in the NWI Times late this afternoon:Lake Juvenile Court Magistrates Glenn Commons, Jeffery Miller and Charlotte Peller...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - Transfer Grants in Criminal Cases, A Summer Break, and Brewington Speculation

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law Transfer Grants in Criminal Cases Someone...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - "One-third of former super lawyer's assets missing; feds want bond revoked"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries, Tim Evans reported today for the IndyStar that:Federal authorities have asked a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Judge Fee Pitches Renovated Courtroom To Commissioners"

Updating this ILB entry from April 3, WLKI 100.3 reported Monday, May 6, in an item headed "Commissioners Put Off...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - "A Toolkit for Helping Children"

From the new issue of Indiana Court Times, a long article by Elana Salzman - some quotes from the start:Juvenile...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Monday, May 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Problem-solving courts law allows more to use for minor crimes "

Matt Mikus reports briefly in the Gary Post-Tribune:House Enrolled Act 1016 would allow those who are either sentenced to a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 06, 2013

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Ind. Courts - February Indiana bar exam results

"The following is a list of those applicants who were successful on the February 2013 Indiana Bar Examination. "Not all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 02, 2013

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Ind. Courts - Marion County Civil Courts Moving to Odyssey, some service delays anticipated

Per tweets of the Marion County Clerk Beth White @MCCOindy April 30:Marion County's Odyssey civil case conversion starts on 5/3....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Ind. Courts - Two Magistrate Positions open for Hendricks Superior Court

Here is the notice....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - Allen County Superior Court candidates tout experience

Updating this ILB post from April 26th, identifying the three finalists for the Allen County Superior Court vacancy, Rebecca S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 28, 2013

nd. Courts - "Lawsuit against malpractice program certified class action"

From Tim Evans' long report in the Indianapolis Star April 26th:A state medical malpractice insurance program has accumulated more money...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court Justice Loretta Hogan Rush said judges 'bring all our life experiences' to the bench"

The Richmond Palladium-Item this weekend has a long, interesting feature on Justice Loretta Rush, reported by Louise Ronald. A sample:As...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - "David Bisard, awaiting trial in 2010 fatal alcohol-related crash, is arrested on a new DUI charge"

The most recent ILB entry on David Bisard is from March 8 and is headed "Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 28, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Myers’ attorney tells how he took the murder case"

That is the headline of the long story today presenting continuing comprehensive coverage of the John Myers PCR hearing, reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Eight applicants announced for upcoming Allen County judicial position

Updating this April 10th ILB entry, as reported here in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Three finalists for the seat of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Bei Bei Shuai talks with RTV6 about murder, attempted feticide charges in rat poison death case"

Story and video here, Derrik Thomas reporting....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Wendy Owings apologies to Marilyn Behrman at John Myers' hearing"

That is the headline of the story today presenting more comprehensive coverage of the John Myers PCR hearing, reported by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Cost Of Sullivan Court Room Goes Up Again"

So reports WIBQ, Terre Haute. More:It seems like an unwritten law of construction. What ever you build, it will cost...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "John Myers' appeal of his murder conviction in Jill Behrman's killing begins Tuesday"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Laura Lane reports today in the (subscription only) Bloomington Herald-Times in a long story that begins:MARTINSVILLE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Wabash College lawsuit raises questions about who polices fraternity hazing"

Updating this ILB entry from April 17th, today the Supreme Court held a rare traveling argument, in Richmond. Brian Zimmerman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - "John Myers' appeal of his murder conviction in Jill Behrman's killing begins Tuesday"

Laura Lane reports today in the (subscription only) Bloomington Herald-Times in a story that begins:John Myers has spent more than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - "David Camm case: Lawyers accuse each other of delays" [Updated]

From Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier-Journal, this story, including a brief video with the attorneys. Some quotes:ROCKPORT, IND. —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: How open, or isolated, are attorney-client meeting rooms?

Updating the ILB entry from earlier this afternoon, an attorney writes:Good question you’ve raised about the layout of DOC conference...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - How open, or isolated, are attorney-client meeting rooms?

Updating this April 10th ILB entry headed "Senior judge banned from judicial service," which included this link to the Lisa...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Supreme Court receives certified question from 3rd Circuit re racino slots

This April 5th ILB post reported that the 3rd Circuit had sent this 3rd Circuit Petition for Certification of Question...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - Allen Co. Judge extending hope to meth addicts

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long editorial column this morning by Gina Zimmerman about Allen Superior Court Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Wabash College lawsuit raises questions about who polices fraternity hazing"

Brian Yost v. Wabash College, which will be argued before the Supreme Court Tuesday, April 23rd, at Indiana University-East (Richmond),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Bills affecting judges which didn't make it

Updating yesterday's ILB entry about the three judges' bills which died in 2nd house committtee, a reader writes to remind...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - Bills affecting judges which didn't make it [Updated]

Three bills concerning the judiciary and their current status: SB 103 - Would change appointment of nonattorney members to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - Tennessee takes a different approach

Much of the controversy over the Indiana Court's long efforts to impose a single, new automated case management system (CMS)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Presently 5 states have a tax court within the judicial branch to hear tax matters"

So writes Bill Raftery in this April 11th post in Gavel to Gavel. Indiana's tax court is one of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 14, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - "'Phase out' of Marion County mental health court concern to many"

Kara Kenney of WRTV 6 has the story, with video. A few quotes: The Marion County mental health court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Charlie White case gets new judge"

Updating this ILB entry from early this morning, a longish story by Carrie Ritchie has just been posted on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 12, 2013

Ind.Courts. - "With Police in Schools, More Children in Court"

There is a timely article today in the NY Times, reported by Eric Eckholm. It begins:HOUSTON — As school districts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 12, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Senior judge banned from judicial service" [Updated]

Updating earlier ILB entries:Ind. Courts - More on: Disciplinary charges filed against senior judge Updating this ILB entry from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - Eight applicants announced for upcoming Allen County judicial position

Updating this ILB entry from March 24th (which has iiinternal links to earlier stories), the Supreme Court press office announces...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - "No charges for van driver in buggy crash that killed 3"

This story today by Archie Ingersoll in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette begins:A grand jury in Adams County has declined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Monday, April 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - Notice of Proposed Rule Amendments by the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure for Public Comment

Written comments are due by June 5th. There are several interesting proposals. Here is the list. I admit I did...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Mulberry resident follows sovereign citizen doctrine"

Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier had a good story April 1st that the ILB missed earlier. Some quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "A different court for vets?"

Rebecca S. Green reports in the Sunday Fort Wayne Journal Gazette about Allen County's consideration of creating a veterans court....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 08, 2013

Friday, April 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Gammage appointed St. Joe Circuit Court magistrate"

Quotes from a story Madeline Buckley reported April 3rd in the South Bend Tribune:In a way, obtaining a judgeship has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 05, 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - FWJG opines on the Lake County judge selection bruhaha

But in a good way. Here are some quotes from the editorial:The Supreme Court’s push for Lake County officials to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 04, 2013

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judge Fee Pitches Renovated Courtroom To Commissioners"

From WLKI 100.3, this story Monday:(ANGOLA) - Steuben Superior Court Judge William Fee asked County Commissioners on Monday to get...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Legislators messing with St. Joe merit selection"

That is the headline to this editorial in today's South Bend Tribune that makes several good points:Indiana's General Assembly members...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on 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...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Former Lake clerk about to lose law license"

Bill Dolan's report today in the NWI Times begins:State officials have begun the process of suspending the law license of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Ind. Courts - A Review of the First Quarter of 2013 at the Indiana Supreme Court

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law During the first three months...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Ind Courts - Court’s Interest in Child Cases Not Always Matched By Speed in Their Resolution

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law Appellate Rule 21(A) requires expedited consideration...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013

Ind. Courts - "New judge to hear retrial of boy, now 15, sentenced to prison as adult for murder"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on the Paul Henry Gingerich case, Robert King reports this evening at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 01, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 12 of the General Assembly

Here is the twelfth weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session. It was available...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - Pence names Steven L. Hostetler to the St. Joseph Superior Court [Corrected]

Yesterday the ILB reported that the St. Joseph County Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission had added a name to its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judge's view of Lake Juvenile Court dispute is no love letter"

That is the headline to this story posted last evening in the NWI Times, reported by Bill Dolan. It begins:CROWN...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - John Maciejczyk to replace Hurley as one of the five finalists for the June vacancy

Those who have been following the filling of two different vacancies on the St. Joe Superior Court know that two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ind.. Courts - "Incoming St. Joseph Superior judge has passion for children's cases"

Updating this ILB entry from March 25th, the South Bend Tribune has this report on incoming judge Hurley, reported by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - Hilarious! "Hitler" reacts to Lake County judicial transfers

From Twitter:Marisa Kwiatkowski ‏@nwi_MarisaK Worth watching: An absolutely hilarious parody of the controversy surrounding the Lake Juvenile Court vacancy http://youtu.be/oDCvnEONhn0...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - Gov. Pence appoints Elizabeth C. Hurley to the St. Joseph Superior Court

Here is the press release:Indianapolis - Governor Mike Pence today announced the appointment of Elizabeth C. Hurley to the St....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - FWJG on the changeover in the Allen County Superior Court judgehip dealing with civil family law and juvenile criminal law

Updating this ILB entry from March 5th (which is well-worth rereading), the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has two stories today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Questions about vacancies on the St. Joseph Superior Court

Updating this ILB entry from March 20th, which reported that a question had been raised as to whether the St....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - Charlie White files petition for PCR

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here is the petition for post-conviction relief filed by Charlie White in Hamilton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Charlie White files for post-conviction relief"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, the ILB has heard from several readers who read in full Tim Evans' story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Charlie White files for post-conviction relief" [Updated]

The headline to the WRTV6 News Alert is "Former Secretary of State Charlie White claims attorney Carl Brizzi didn't provide...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Order judges to obey merit selection law"

Following up on his March 17th editorial, Doug Ross editorializes today in the NWI Times:The Indiana Supreme Court now has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ind. Courts -"Magistrates sue their judicial bosses over Lake Juvenile Court succession"

The battle continues over who will fill the Lake County juvenile court vacancy created by Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - Questions about vacancies on the St. Joseph Superior Court

Governor Pence has now received two sets of five names to fill two different vacancies on the St. Joseph Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutors do 'not believe $3,500 per month in car payments is reasonable or consistent with an individual being provided counsel at public expense.'”

Tim Evans reports this afternoon in the online IndyStar in a story that begins:An Indianapolis attorney accused of bilking clients...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on SB 103, changing the Judicial Nominating Commission law

According to reports, questions were raised in the House Committee on Judiciary this week on the constitutionality of Senate Bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ind. Courts - Waiting game on school choice ruling

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ran this brief editorial item yesterday:Speaking of the Supreme Court, Thursday will mark four months...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - Update on mandatory judicial retirement legislation

The ILB has posted before on SB 124, which would abolish any retirement age for Indiana appellate court judges. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Lake County Bar Association rates federal judges, magistrates"

Marisa Kwiatkowski of the NWI Times today reports on the Lake County bar association rankings of the nine federal judges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Gideon's promise often broken: Guarantee of adequate legal defense suffers"

Some quotes from Tim Evans' long, front-page story today in the Indianapolis Star:Today is the 50th anniversary of a landmark...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Jury consultants looking to expand"

Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star has a long story in the paper's business section that told me a lot...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Are Indiana Judges Required to be Nice to Lawyers and Litigants?"

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law Media accounts of the abrupt resignation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Gary-based child support court move to Crown Point reignites controversy

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 7th, the NWI Times has this editorial today, by Doug Ross, headed "Move court,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Lawyer challenges certification of breath test machines"

Updating this ILB entry from March 1st, Susan Brown has a report today in the NWI Times headed "Area lawyers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 17, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court won't stop Lake Superior Judge Nicholas Schiralli from becoming the next Lake County Juvenile judge

In a story that may surprise many, Bill Dolan reports late this afternoon in the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Arizona and Indiana: changing merit selection by statute, not constitutional amendment?"

See this post from Bill Raftery of Gavel to Gavel. It begins:I’ve noted before the sort of odd situation going...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - Another story about Lake County juvenile court seat

Michael GOnzalez [sic.] of the Gary Post Tribune has just posted this story. Some quotes:CROWN POINT- Retiring Lake County Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judges, of all people, should respect the law. This is Lake County at its ugliest."

The quote is from a March 13th editorial in the NWI Times, written by Doug Ross: Lake County's judicial selection...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 15, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ind. Courts - Technology improvements re Indiana appellate courts

A note went out this afternoon from the Court's Office of Technology to appellate practitioners:Dear Appellate Counsel – I am...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ind. Courts - "State legislators overreached their authority when they passed a law prohibiting judges from transferring to a different court unless they have gone through merit selection, Lake Chief Judge John Pera wrote Monday

That is the beginning of Marisa Kwiatkowski's latest story on filling the Lake County court vacancy created when long-time Lake...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Pence backs merit selection for new juvenile court judge"

Following on this ILB entry from earlier this afternoon, Dan Carden has now posted a story on the NWI Times...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - Tippecanoe Public Defenders Office to hire immigration coordinator

According to this brief story from WLFI 18: The County Council voted to allow the office to hire an immigration...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - Filling county court vacancies, particularly juvenile court judgeships

Updating this ILB entry from March 5, 2013, the Supreme Court has announced today:The Allen Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - Updating "Teacher Fired After Receiving Fertility Treatments"

Updating these earlier ILB entries, Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:A federal judge allowed the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - "David Camm lawyers, prosecutor argue over Charles Boney testimony in next murder trial"

The latest news on the upcoming third trial of David Camm is reported today in a long story by Grace...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - Lake County death penalty trial budgeted at $750,000

Susan Brown writes today in the NWI Times in a long story that begins:CROWN POINT | Lake County officials say...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 9 of the General Assembly

Here is the ninth weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session. These are bills...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Outgoing Lake County judge questions process of filling juvenile court vacancy"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Marisa Kwiatkowski of the NWI Times has a follow-up story today. Some quotes:Chief Judge John Pera...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Outgoing Lake County judge questions process of filling juvenile court vacancy"

Absolutely fascinating must-read story this morning by Marisa Kwiatkowski in the NWI Times. Some quotes:Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 09, 2013

Friday, March 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard's trial set for October"

Jack Rinehart of WRTV6 has video and the story here this evening. It begins:FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The trial of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Fort Wayne lawyer admits DWI, gun charges"

Jeff Wiehe reports the story late this afternoon at the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette website. It begins:A local public defense...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Two Indianapolis attorneys facing criminal charges: Marion Co. Prosecutor files unrelated cases for estate theft, tax evasion"

Here is the news release from Marion Co. Prosecutor Terry Curry....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutors seek limits on spectators at Bei Bei Shuai rat poison death trial"

In a brief AP story today, Charles Wilson writes:Prosecutors want an Indianapolis judge to bar courtroom spectators from wearing buttons...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 08, 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Ind. courts - Suit claims "BMV Indiana overcharged millions of Hoosiers for driver's licenses"

Tim Evans story this morning at IndyStar.com also includes a link to the 20-page complaint. From the story:The class action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - Formal Swearing-In Ceremony Scheduled for U. S. Bankruptcy Judge Robyn L. Moberly

From the news release:INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (March 7, 2013): The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana announced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 07, 2013

Ind. Courts: Is It Too Early to Ask: Did Governor Daniels Reshape the Indiana Supreme Court?

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law Today marks Justice Rush’s three-month anniversary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 07, 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: "Prominent Floyd attorney Rick Fox charged with drunken driving"

Grace Schneider has a story this evening on the Louisville Courier Journal site that includes:Floyd County Attorney Richard “Rick” Fox...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - Comprehensive Rules for Electronic Filing in the Courts?

A brief article in the latest issue of Court News reports:[T]he Division of State Court Administration has convened a temporary,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - Must read article on Chronological Case Summary (CCS) Records

This Sept. 26, 2012 ILB post linked to a Court Times article on Chronological Case Summary and Record of Judgments...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - 2011-2012 Annual Report of the Indiana Supreme Court

The 56-page 2011-2012 Annual Report of the Supreme Court is now available online. Although caseload statistics were released on Oct....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Former Harrison County prosecutor pleads not guilty to welfare fraud"

Grace Schneider has the complex story in the Louisville Courier Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Allen County Judicial Nomination Commission to meet to choose new judge for the first time since 2000

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 19th, this item today from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Tracy Warner explains why...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Ind. Courts - How does the Marion County Clerk make special judge assignments?

That was apparently the objective of a formal complaint (13-FC-64) to the Indiana Public Access Counselor, resulting in this March...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 02, 2013

Friday, March 01, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary at the mid-point of the 2013 General Assembly

From this week's post of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session:We have reached the mid-point of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 01, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Lawyer challenges certification of breath test machines"

So writes Indianapolis Star reporter Tim Evans this morning, in a front page story that begins:Breath tests administered to drunken-driving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 01, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Judge could issue ruling on BSU-Hiatt dispute this month"

Remember the takings case involving Ball State and Hiatt Printing? From this Nov. 18, 2012 ILB post, headed "Should a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 01, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Disciplinary charges filed against senior judge

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 25th, re the filing of disciplinary charges against Lisa Traylor-Wolff, a senior judge serving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Longtime Allen Superior Court Magistrate Marcia L. Linsky resigned Tuesday."

That is from the FWJG report. Jeff Neumeyer and Eric Dutkiewicz have much more, including much video, at INCNowTV, reporting:At...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - Justice Rush: "I'd love to have a filthy house case now"

A story today by Leigh DeNoon of the Public News Service begins:INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Indiana's newest Supreme Court Justice, Loretta...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutor Terry Curry [still] hasn't decided whether to drop the murder charge against Bei Bei Shuai "

The AP's Charles Wilson is reporting this afternoon that "Prosecutor Terry Curry hasn't decided whether to drop the murder charge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - Do you have to have been a judge to be named a senior judge?

The details of Indiana's senior judge program are set out at the end of this ILB post from Feb. 15th....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - Disciplinary charges filed against senior judge [Updated]

The Supreme Court press office has announced:The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed disciplinary charges against Lisa Traylor-Wolff, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 25, 2013

Ind. Law - Daniel Schuetz, public defender and attorney with Franklin law firm, dies at 38

The Franklin Daily Journal has a brief story here. Some quotes: An attorney with a Franklin law firm died over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 25, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - Indiana Horse Racing Commission unhappy with ALJ contract

Indiana Gaming Insight's (subscription only, quoted with permission) newsletter for the week of Feb. 25, 2013, which subscribers received...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - New parenting-time guidelines focus on parent cooperation. Update is state’s 1st since 2001"

Rebecca S. Green has a long and useful story in the Feb. 24th Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on the new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Changes proposed to automated record keeping fee used by the Court to fund JTAC project

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, the Courthouse News Service had an interesting story on Feb. 22nd, reported by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - Changes proposed to automated record keeping fee used by the Court to fund JTAC project

HB 1393, proposing to increase the automated record keeping fee, is on third reading in the House on Monday. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 25, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "Outgoing juvenile court judge needs additional weeks to tie up loose ends"

Updating earlier ILB posts on Judge Bonaventura's appointment by Gov. Pence as the new Department of Child Services (DCS), Bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - Some general principles regarding Indiana grand juries

Re grand jury transcripts, as referenced today in this post, I asked Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ind. Courts - Allen County Judicial Nomination Commission to meet to choose new judge for the first time since 2000

An editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, written by Tracy Warner, supplements this announcement from last Friday. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Status of law professor at issue in William Hurt trial"

A few quotes from Mark Wilson's long, Feb. 16th story in the Evansville Courier & Press:The legal director for Northwestern...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - Les Shively, the latest appointee to the Vanderburgh Superior Court bench

Updating this brief mention from Jan. 11th, see Mark Wilson's feature article today in the Evansville Courier & Press. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Longtime Allen Superior Court Judge Stephen M. Sims will be retiring at the end of April"

So reported Rebecca S. Green in the FWJG last Friday. More:Sims, who is in his late 60s, has served as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ind. Courts - Former Clerk of the Indiana Supreme and Appellate Courts Dwayne Brown, dies at 50

Here is the obituary from the Feb. 15, 2013 Indianapolis Star....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 17, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Senior judge program sparks many objections"

That is a headline from a 2007 story in the Louisville Courier Journal, about Kentucky senior judges, reported by Andrew...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - Fort Wayne "Divorce attorneys come up with unique concept to handle divorces"

WANE.com Ft. Wayne has this story today about:Destination Divorces ... a new way to go through a divorce. Skipping the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 15, 2013

Ind. Courts - Bisard trial moving to Fort Wayne, Judge Hawkins withdraws

Tim Evans reports in the Indianapolis Star:[At a hearing Thursday morning] Marion Superior Court Judge Grant Hawkins announced Bisard’s trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ind. law - More on: Issue of a county’s right to apply health code regulations on sewage disposal systems

Updating this Feb. 10th ILB entry, today's FWJG has an editorial on the same topic. Some quotes:Discharging raw sewage onto...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "3 Democrats file suit challenging redistricting plan approved by Mayor Ballard"

Tim Evans and Jon Murray report today in the Indianapolis Star:Three Democratic members of the City-County Council filed a lawsuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ind. Courts - How to change retirement age for appellate court justices and judges?

Art. 7, Section 11 of the Constitution of the State of Indiana reads in part:Section 11. Tenure of Justices...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Changes to merit selection commissions advance in Indiana & South Dakota"

The blog Gavel to Gavel, which reviews state legislation affecting the courts, reported today:Merit selection commissions may very well be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 5 of the General Assembly

Here is the fifth weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session. Particularly interesting to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - La Porte County Problem Solving Court doubles in size

Matt Fritz has the story in the LaPorte Herald Argus. It begins:La PORTE — In a matter of a few...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Prominent Floyd attorney Rick Fox charged with drunken driving"

Here is the story by Harold J Adams in the Evansville Courier Journal. It begins:Prominent New Albany attorney Richard “Rick”...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - "He took money from orphans, from widows, from people whose lives were devastated"

That is a quote from a lengthy, front-page story today in the Indianapolis Star, reported by Tim Evans. The headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 10, 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - Applications available for vacancy on St. Joseph Co. Superior Court

The vacancy on the St. Joseph Superior Court will occur on June 3, 2013, when Judge Michael P. Scopelitis retires....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 08, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Sex offender who bought alcohol for minor ordered to walk outside courthouse with sign" [Updated]

WRTV6 has this brief report this morning. The ILB is currently unable to find out the name of the judge....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 08, 2013

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - State legislator appears to represent the State of Indiana in lawsuit

Interesting article on a forfeiture action posted this morning on Eagle Country 99.3 FM website. Some quotes:(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Gary-based child support court move to Crown Point reignites controversy

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 2nd, Bill Dolan of the NWI Times reports today:CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 07, 2013

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court Vacates Grant of Transfer in NFP Case Argued Last Week

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, today the Supreme Court issued an order dated February 4th unanimously vacating the grant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Little-understood grand jury system under debate"

That is the heading to this lengthy story by Virginia Black in the Sunday, Feb. 3rd South Bend Tribune. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - Two Justices Ask, “Why is This a Supreme Court Case?,” at Recent Oral Argument Involving an NFP Decision

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law Appellate Rule 57(H) makes clear that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 04, 2013

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Ind. Courts - Gary-based child support court move to Crown Point reignites controversy

Bill Dolan's NWI Times story on Jan. 29th reported:CROWN POINT | The Lake Juvenile Court judge is moving her Gary-based...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 02, 2013

Friday, February 01, 2013

Ind. Courts - Indiana Roll of Attorneys Site much improved

Check it out here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 01, 2013

Ind. Courts - Who will fill Lake County Judge Bonaventura's juvenile court vacancy?

Bill Dolan has this story in today's NWI Times. Some quotes:CROWN POINT | One of about a dozen Lake Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 01, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Marion County public defender accused in prostitution sting

Updating this brief ILB entry from Jan. 18th, John Tuohy of the Indianapolis Star reports today:The Marion County Public Defender...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Reflecting on Forty Years of Merit Selection in Indiana"

The most recent issue (Vol. 46, No. 1) of The Indiana Law Review is now online. It covers the presentations...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Transfer Statistics From the Chief Justice Dickson-Led Indiana Supreme Court"

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law This post from July 9...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - Remarkable Unanimity at the Indiana Supreme: August-December 2012

This analysis is from Ind. University-Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor Joel Schumm. The last five months of 2012,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Standards Governing Electronic Media, Still Photography, and Personal Computing Devices at Supreme Court Oral Arguments"

The Supreme Court has posted an order, filed Jan. 23, headed "Standards Governing Electronic Media, Still Photography, and Personal Computing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Nominating Commission Names Five Finalists To St. Joseph County Superior Court"

From an INCourts news release:The St. Joseph County Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission announced five finalists to fill an upcoming...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 3 of the General Assembly

Here is the third weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session. A number of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - Kansas legislature may consider changes to its Missouri Plan-type method of judicial selection

John Hanna of the AP has a long analysis today, here as published in the Columbus Republic, headed "GOP conservatives...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 28, 2013

Ind. Courts - A Spike in Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Whether to Grant Transfer (But Only in Criminal Cases)

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law In recent months the Court’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 28, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - Two stories today about problems for prosecutors

"Prosecutor says he may have to drop charge against mother accused of killing newborn" is the most recent story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 26, 2013

Indd. Courts - A fresh look at: "Center Twp. Trustee is attempting to move the location of the Center Township of Marion County small claims court"

The ILB has been following this matter since Scott Olsen's 2011 IBJ story, posted Sept. 19th of that year. His...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - Former Vanderburgh County Superior Court Judge J. Douglas Knight dies unexpectedly

Judge Tim Crowley, Knox Superior Court 1, Vincennes, sends news of the passing of Judge J. Douglas Knight, a former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Justice Loretta Rush urges 16 Tecumseh Junior High girls to be true to themselves"

Nice story in the Lafayette Journal Courier, reported by Mikel Livingston. A quote:The event, planned to take place monthly, gives...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 26, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Glitches with the Clerk of the Courts' email notification system?

Bill Groth, the attorney quoted in the initial ILB Jan. 23rd post, notes today:It’s now been 4 days since I...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - Ex longtime Indiana Super Lawyer now represented by public defender

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries on William F. Conour, including this one with the criminal complaint, this one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 25, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Glitches with the Clerk of the Courts' email notification system?

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 23rd, another reader, Gary L. Miller, who returns to a seat on the Marion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Chief justice praises change, seeks more"

Here is Niki Kelly's coverage in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette of Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Dickson's State of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - State of Judiciary speech at 2 today

You may watch it here. Or you may watch it later - here is the public broadcast schedule....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - " Judge switches up trial process; says problems caused by late plea agreements made in jury trials" [Updated]

Caitlin Huston reports in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune in a long story that begins: Cass Superior II Judge Rick Maughmer is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on "End-of-life case splits family"

Supplementing this ILB entry from Jan. 17th, the Indianapolis Star on Jan. 18th published this op/ed from attorney/physician David Orentlicher...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 21, 2013

Ind. Courts - Appeals Court Judge Elaine Brown featured

With the naming of Judge Pyle, Judge Elaine Brown is no longer the newest member of the Indiana Court of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 21, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ind. Courts - Marion County public defender accused in prostitution sting

Michael Boren of the Indianapolis Star posted this story this afternoon....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ind. Decisions - Pleaded or Plead: Which is More Prevalent in Indiana Appellate Opinions?

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law The defendant pled guilty or the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - Indiana Supreme Court, Division of State Court Administration looking for staff attorney

The Indiana Supreme Court, Division of State Court Administration, is seeking applicants for a staff attorney position to manage programs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ind. Courts - Any four-fers or even three-fers in Indiana? [Updated]

Remember this post headline from Dec. 26th: "Ind. Courts - Who will replace Magistrate Graham who replaced Judge Rush who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ind. Courts - "End-of-life case splits family"

Yesterday and today Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star has featured an end-of-life battle involving Paul G. Smith of Carmel,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 14, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ind. Courts - "If drivers refuse a breath test, we’re drawing your blood. And if you refuse that, we’re going to get a warrant. And if you refuse that you’re going to jail."

Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Three more Allen County drivers are cooling their heels in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 12, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ind. Courts - Marion Superior Court Judicial Vacancy

The ILB would have posted Gary L. Miller's name earlier today, but has been waiting for the official word from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 11, 2013

Ind. Courts - Marion Superior Court Judicial Vacancy

The ILB has received word of the selection made by Governor Daniels to fill the vacancy on the Marion County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ind. Courts - Amended order amending parenting time guidelines

The Supreme Court has posted a 33-page order, filed Jan. 7, 2013, titled "Amended Order Amending Indiana Parenting Time Guidelines."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Ind. Courts - Some reassignments for Marion County Courts, effective Jan. 1st

The following Marion County court room assignments were approved by the Executive Committee at its meeting 11-16-2012. They were...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Monday, January 07, 2013

Ind. Courts - Even more on: "ACLU of Indiana Challenges Marion County Judicial Election System"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 29th, re Common Cause Indiana v. Indiana Secretary of State, which included links to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 07, 2013

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - Indiana attorneys plead guilty ...

"Elkhart attorney pleads guilty to theft" is the heading to this story by Sharon Hernandez in the Jan. 4th Elkhart...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Indy woman's suicide attempt, baby's death spark national cause"

Providing useful additions to this very long list of ILB entries on the Bei Bei Shuai case, Carrie Richie of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 06, 2013

Ind. courts - "Judge Alevizos tells bank robbery suspect he's to blame for his heroin addiction"

Stan Maddux reports in the NWI Times in a story that begins:LAPORTE | A LaPorte bank robbery suspect on Friday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 06, 2013

Ind. Courts - Two significant trial court school rulings in December

The NWI Times had this Dec. 31st story by Carmen McCollum that began:The Indiana Department of Education intends to appeal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 06, 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Skadden attorneys may face sanctions for failing to cite Wigod in TPP case"

Recall this March 11, 2012 ILB entry, headed "7th Circuit gives Chicago homeowner OK to sue lender over HAMP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Judicial Qualifications Commission Files Misconduct Charges Against St. Joseph Probate Court Judge Peter J. Nemeth

Updating this ILB entry from Aug. 14, 2012, referencing disciplinary charges filed that day against then-St. Joseph Probate Court Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - More reactions from attorneys on the Court's 3-phase pilot project

Here is a response from another Central Indiana practitioner:I hate the idea of a video transcript. First, I can read...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on "Price of justice for David Camm: $3.3 million and rising fast"

Re my post yesterday, a reader writes:Very interesting indeed, but I think the State is still just seeking LWOP--not the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - Some reactions from attorneys on the Court's 3-phase pilot project

The ILB yesterday asked for attorney comments on the Court's 3-phrase pilot project to speed-up and modernize the appellate process....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - Marion Superior Court Judicial Vacancy

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 3rd, we are still waiting to learn of Governor's selection to fill Judge Moberly's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2013

Ind. Courts - Briefs in the Berry v. Crawford legislative fines case

IMHO, yesterday's oral argument in Berry v. Crawford is not to be missed. Watch it here. And the ILB is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - Here is how CJ Dickson closed the oral argument this morning

As I promised this morning, I now have Chief Justice Dickson's closing words at the conclusion of the oral argument...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - Even more on: Supreme Court hears legislative pay case this morning

In addition to this official response from House Speaker Bosma, Indiana House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Details about the video transcripts project; ILB call for attorney reactions

I've received several good responses already from attorneys who have had experience with one of the three approaches either here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Price of justice for David Camm: $3.3 million and rising fast"

Really eye-opening story today, illustrating the high costs of the death penalty to one Indiana county, by Grace Schneider of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Details about the video transcripts project; ILB call for attorney reactions

This ILB entry from Sept. 27, 2012 compiled all the information then available to the ILB on the Supreme Court's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Supreme Court hears legislative pay case this morning

Apparently Rep. Bosma is not considering compomise. Here is his news release:Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) sent out the following...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Ind. Courts - More on: Supreme Court hears legislative pay case this morning

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this morning re CJ Dickson's call for compromise, Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Benjamin Diener, a first-time judge, has taken the bench on Carroll County Circuit Court"

That is the headline from this story yesterday by Caitlin Huston in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune. The long story begins:DELPHI —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 31, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on: "ACLU of Indiana Challenges Marion County Judicial Election System"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 1, 2012 (which includes a link to the complaint, filed in federal court),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 29, 2012

Friday, December 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Rush takes oath as newest Indiana Supreme Court justice"

Eric Weddle of the Lafayette Journal Courier has an initial story here. A quote:The heavy contingency of Lafayette and Tippecanoe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - Justice Loretta Rush investiture ceremony this morning

Justice Rush taking the oath from Governor Daniels. Photo here. Justice Rush and her four children. Photo here. Indiana's only...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - Reminder: Formal Investiture Ceremony for Justice Rush set for Friday, Dec. 28

As posted here on Dec. 19th, tomorrow at 10:00 AM the formal oath of office for Justice Loretta Rush will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Who will replace Magistrate Graham who replaced Judge Rush who replaced Justice Sullivan on the Supreme Court?

The answer (from the Lafayette Journal Courier this afternoon):Lafayette lawyer Crystal A. Sanders has been named the new Tippecanoe County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Sketches evidence of court reporter's keen eye"

Great story this weekend by Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier about the late 1960s-early 1970s courtroom sketches made...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Judge Nemeth gives his parting words: He pulls no punches about DCS, openness, and how we let our kids down"

Virginia Black of the South Bend Tribune had a very long story/interview Dec. 23rd with St. Joseph County Probate Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Electronic filing mandatory in SD Indiana effective Jan. 1, 2013

See the notice here of that change, plus others....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Local closings because of snow storm

Official word:The Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals of Indiana and Tax Court are closed today, December 26th. Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Ind. Decisions - January set to be a relatively busy month for Supreme Court

The Indiana Supreme Court has scheduled a baker's dozen (i.e. 13) oral arguments for January 2013, starting off at 9...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 24, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - "David Camm's lawyers hint at defense in third murder trial"

A lengthy story by Grace Schneider posted this evening on the Louisville Courier Journal website....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 21, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - Formal Investiture Ceremony for Justice Rush set for Friday, Dec. 28

From a news release:The robing ceremony and oath administration for Loretta Rush as Indiana’s 108th Justice will take place on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ind. Courts - "The Disappearing Jury Trial in Indiana: Some Thoughts (and Stats) on the Past Five Years"

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law Last year in courts across...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - Is bloodhound evidence admissible in Indiana?

No, ruled Porter County Superior Court Judge Alexa this week. Kevin Nevers reported Dec. 14th in the Chesterton Tribune: Prosecutors...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - Responses to: A New Unwritten Policy on Late Brief Filings at the Indiana Court of Appeals?

The ILB has received several responses to Prof. Schumm's post from earlier today. A Marion County judge writes:Re: late filing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - A New Unwritten Policy on Late Brief Filings at the Indiana Court of Appeals?

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law I attended a legal writing conference...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - Court of Appeals hears Duke Energy ice storm appeal

From Bloomberg BusnessWeek, this AP report by Rick Callahan on yesterday's oral argument. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Upcoming COA oral argument in Duke v. IURC

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 5th, the oral argument begins shortly - at 1:30 PM. Watch the webcast here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 10, 2012

Friday, December 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - 2010 Notre Dame sexual assault case news again

For background see these ILB entries from 2010-2011. Melinda Henneberger, a Washington Post political writer, wrote this very long entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 07, 2012

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - Upcoming COA oral argument in Duke v. IURC

The Indiana Court of Appeals has issued this news release on the upcoming oral argument:Duke Energy and IURC to argue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - "A Court that Cares: Judge Granger answers call of duty with special court for veterans"

On Nov. 29th the ILB quoted from a story in the Evansville Courier & Press on the Vanderburgh County's Veterans...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Monday, December 03, 2012

Ind. courts - More on: Applications to replace Judge Moberly open until Nov. 30th [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 15th, applications closed Friday and the ILB is attempting to obtain the list of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 03, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Couple charged with neglect after police found kids in box truck out of jail, thanks to Texas couple"

Tanya Spencer reports at noon for WRTV6 in a story that begins:A Texas couple came to the aid of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 03, 2012

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - "COA decision could have impact on local case involving armed zoo patron"

Mark Wilson reported yesterday in the Evansvile Courier & Press:EVANSVILLE — The outcome of another case before the Indiana Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Refusing blood test order gets DWI suspect 90 days"

Rebecca S. Green reported in the Saturday Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:FORT WAYNE – James Osenkowski Jr. will be spending the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 02, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Judge rules against county in Madison Courthouse fire damage lawsuit"

Evan Shields of the Madison Courier reports:A Scott County judge on Monday ruled in favor of the defendants in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - "When drug, alcohol and legal problems converge, Veterans Treatment Court helps vets sort things out"

Mark Wilson has a long feature story this morning in the Evansville Courier & Press on the Vanderburgh County's Veterans...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - " Judge stalls on decision in Anderson church bankruptcy case: ‘Life Legacy’ financing plan at center of dispute "

Great story today by Maureen Hayden of CNHI, here in the Anderson Herald Bulletin. The long story begins:INDIANAPOLIS — Members...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Governor names Tippecanoe Superior Court 3 judge, replacing J. Rush

Updating yesterday's announcement, Chris Morisse Vizza and Justin L. Mack have a long story today in the Lafayette Journal Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Use of Notices of Additional Authority

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law Notices of Additional Authority: Is there...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Governor names Tippecanoe Superior Court 3 judge, replacing J. Rush

Just released:INDIANAPOLIS (November 26, 2012) – Governor Mitch Daniels today announced the appointment of Faith Graham as judge of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 26, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Nominations open for the 1st District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission

Yesterday the ILB reported that:[T]he election results are now in for the attorney member who will represent the 1st District...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Nominations open for the 1st District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission

Updating this entry from August 3, 2012, the election results are now in for the attorney member who will represent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Supreme Court to hear oral argument in the school voucher case Wednesday morning [Updated twice]

The ILB post from earlier today has now been updated with the addition of the Supreme Court briefs of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - Court of Appeals temporarily stays trial court order compelling newspaper discovery: Court orders hearing at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Supreme Court courtroom

From a news release just received:INDIANAPOLIS – The Court of Appeals of Indiana has temporarily stayed a trial court’s order...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court to hear oral argument in the school voucher case Wednesday morning [Updated 3 times]

Tomorrow the Supreme Court hears oral argument in the case of Teresa Meredith et al. v. Mitch Daniels, et...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - Public Admonition to Fremont Town Court Judge Martha C. Hagerty

From a release issued today by the Supreme Court:The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has issued a Public Admonition to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ind. Courts - A day, and ultimately, a year, in the life of one Indiana juvenile court

On Dec. 10, 2011 Dave Bangert of the Lafayette Journal Courier had a very long column on a day in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ind. Courts - Should a highly respected Indiana trial judge, who was a star athlete for Ball State in the late 1970s, preside over a case involving the school?

The question is presented in this fascinating opinion piece in today's Muncie Star Press, by Larry Riley, who teaches English...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ind. Courts - Monroe County "Courthouse now shinier and more solid after major makeover"

Dawn Hewitt reported Nov. 16th in the Bloomington Herald Times ($$) in a story that bgeins:Monroe County’s iconic, grand old...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Surbeck 1st Hoosier to win Rehnquist award"

Updating this ILB entry from Aug. 14th, Brian Francisco reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Who placed an audio recording of a Marion County Superior Court hearing onto YouTube?"

Amos Brown III asks in the Nov. 15th Indianapolis Recorder:What I’m hearing in the streets Who placed an audio recording...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ind. courts - Applications to replace Judge Moberly open until Nov. 30th

Supplementing this ILB entry from Oct. 24, the Governor's judicial appointments webpage announces:Marion Superior Court Judicial Vacancy The Governor’s Office...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - Judge Theobald was Knox County Superior Court Judge for more than 20 years

The ILB has received this note:Greetings: I am sorry to report the death of the Honorable Edward C. Theobald, who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - Assignments for the Supreme Court justices

The Supreme Court announces this morning:Much of the Work of the Indiana Supreme Court is accomplished through the efforts of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - "What’s in store for the next judge of Tippecanoe Superior Court 3?"

Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier has a long story today looking at the potential successors for now-Justice Loretta...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - Election results for county judicial races

These are from the Secretary of State, and are not officially final. Right now the ones I'm looking at are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - When will Justice Rush be on the ballot for retention?

The Indiana Constitution provides in part at Art. 7, Sec. 11:Section 11. Tenure of Justices of Supreme Court and Judges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - Unofficial results of Supreme and Appellate retention votes

Here are the results from the SOS site, last updated November 7, 2012 (02:31 AM). District Question Yes No...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - South Bend Tribune editorial endorses Appeals Court Judges Michael P. Barnes, Paul D. Mathias and Nancy H. Vaidik

From the editorial, which was published Nov. 3rd:Barnes, who was prosecutor for more than 20 years in St. Joseph County,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Something’s fishy about how we pick Marion County judges"

This letter appears in the IndyStar "Letters to the Editor" today:Thank you to the ACLU of Indiana and Common Cause...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Monday, November 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - Striking a Balance: Lawyer and Bar Association Commentary on Incumbent Judges and Elections

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law In the absence of any sort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on "ACLU of Indiana Challenges Marion County Judicial Election System"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 2nd, here are several more items of interest:A Nov. 3rd editorial in the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - New juvenile court magistrate in Lake County

The NWI Times today has this story by Susan Brown that begins:CROWN POINT | The loss to the Lake County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 05, 2012

Friday, November 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Justice Rush to assume duties November 7th

As the ILB reported in this entry on Oct. 26th, a news release this morning from the Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 02, 2012

Ind. courts - Indianapolis Star endorses Justice David

Today's Indianapolis Star editorial section contains an editorial endorsing the retention of Supreme Court Justice Steven David, along with two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "ACLU of Indiana Challenges Marion County Judicial Election System"

Updating yesterday afternoon's entry, a front-page Indianapolis Star story this morning, reported by Michael Boren, mostly defends the current system:You...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 02, 2012

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - "ACLU of Indiana Challenges Marion County Judicial Election System" [Link to complaint repaired]

From a just-issued news release:Indianapolis - Marion County voters have less influence than they may think about which judges are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - "2012 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Judge Margret G. Robb"

Very nice article by Marc and Matha Allen in the Indianapolis Business Journal. A sample:As the first woman judge to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - "A troubling effort to politicize courts"

That is the headline to an article by Ruth V. McGregor, retired chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - "State court judges may be least known candidates on the ballot "

That is the heading of an Oct. 31st story by CNHI Statehouse Bureau chief Maureen Hayden that begins:INDIANAPOLIS — Most...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - Column argues in favor of the federal (lifetime) model for appointment of Indiana appellate judges

SPEA professor Sheila Kennedy's blog post this morning is headed: "THIS is Why Judges Shouldn’t be Elected." It begins by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 01, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Three St. Joseph Superior Court judges are up for a retention vote on the Nov. 6 ballot"

Thus begins an endorsement editorial in the Oct. 27th South Bend Tribune:Voters will be asked to decide whether Judge Jerome...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - The Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition: Final Argument Announcement

On Wednesday evening, Nov. 7th, the Statehouse Courtroom of the Supreme Court of Indiana will be the site of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - Indianapolis Tea Party takes to air with anti-Justice David ad

A reader tells me he has heard the ad this morning on WIBC. Now you can listen to it too,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Ticket Scofflaw Judicial Candidate Under Fire In St. Joseph County "

Advance Indiana has this post this morning that begins:South Bend attorney Andre Gammage is the Democratic candidate for probate judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - "COA raises questions in case that sent 12-year-old to prison for 25 years"

Here is Robert King's Indianapolis Star story on the Gingerich oral argument yesterday. (For ILB background, start here.) Some quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: COA Oral argument in Paul Gingerich case today

Coverage of the Paul Henry Gingerich oral argument today by Charles Wilson of the AP, whose story is headed "Paul...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - COA Oral argument in Paul Gingerich case today at 11 AM [Updated]

Here are the briefs, view the webcast here at 11 AM, or later via the archive. Here is a long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Trial courts’ caseload slips for a 3rd year"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today on yesterday's press conference (photo here) held by Chief Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: 2011 Judicial Service Report available

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here is a photo of Chief Justice Dickson in the Supreme Court library...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - 2011 Judicial Service Report available [Updated]

From the Supreme Court news office:Today at 1 p.m. in the State House Law Library on the 3rd floor, Chief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - Vanderburgh Superior Court candidate says "his campaign is not buying votes with Facebook giveaways of prizes such as an iPad and event tickets"

See Mark Wilson's long story today in the Evansville Courier & Press. Some quotes:The Vanderburgh Superior Court candidate defended the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Two candidates vie for Cass County Circuit Court position"

Caitlin Huston has the long story in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune. The subhead: "Democrat Leo Burns running for re-election against Republican...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 28, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed disciplinary charges against Tammy R. Davis, a candidate for judge of the Franklin Circuit Court."

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, here was the immediate response of one long-time IndyStar political reporter on Twitter:Mary Beth...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Third David Camm trial set to start Aug. 5, 2013 in Lebanon

From Grace Schneider's early version for the Louisville Courier Journal:According to court records released Friday morning, the trial will start...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - "The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed disciplinary charges against Tammy R. Davis, a candidate for judge of the Franklin Circuit Court."

From the beginning of the lengthy release just issued by the Supreme Court:The charges stem from allegedly misleading statements Ms....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Justice Rush to assume duties November 7th

Brittany Tyner of WLFI Lafayette reports: A Tippecanoe County judge will soon be the newest member of the Indiana Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - State bar ass'n urges a "yes" vote for the two Supreme Court justices and four COA judges on Nov. ballot

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today has an opinion piece from Erik Chickedantz, a Fort Wayne attorney, who is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Are you ready for your closeup? Supreme Court videocasts to be broadcast in high-definition

Alas, (updating this post from earlier today) my anticipation that future Supreme Court videocasts are to be broadcast in high-definition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - Judge Moberly to join Bankruptcy Court

Via Indpls Bar Assoc ‏@IndyBar Just in: Marion Superior Ct. Judge Moberly cleared to join U.S. Bankruptcy Ct. for S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - Former COA Chief Judge Sanford M. Brook now an actor

Here is the lengthy Oct. 21st story in the South Bend Tribune, reported by Andrew S. Hughes. It appeared in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - Are you ready for your closeup? Supreme Court videocasts to be broadcast in high-definition

Today's 3 oral arguments before the Supreme Court will be broadcast in high definition. Here is a low definition photo...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Atheist Group Argues In Court For Right To Perform Weddings"

Brandon Smith, ICPM, reported yesterday:A secular organization, the Center for Inquiry, argued in federal court Monday that Indiana’s marriage statute...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Incumbent judges merit re-election"

That is the headline to a detailed editorial today in the Evansville Courier & Press. Some quotes:In Vanderburgh County, it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: "Merrillville Town Court shuts the book on new civil cases"

Re the ILB post from yesterday, a reader writes: "Can they really declare they won't take any [new] civil filings?"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Merrillville Town Court shuts the book on new civil cases"

Reminiscent of this story yesterday headed "Roanoke town court will no longer handle traffic tickets," the NWI Times' Chas Reilly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 20, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: New Justice Steven David retention website

Charles Wilson of the AP has a long story this evening following up on Justice David's new website, first mentioned...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Libertarian running for Marion Superior Court?

Updating this ILB entry from last evening, the Indianapolis Bar Association sent out a clarifying email to members late this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - New Justice Steven David retention website

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven David, who is running for retention by the voters in the November general election, now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court sets date for legislative fines case

Niki Kelly reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette "Political Notebook" blog:The dispute about legislative fines finally got a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Roanoke town court will no longer handle traffic tickets"

Steve Clark reports at the HuntingtonCountyTab:Traffic violations in Huntington County will now be filed exclusively through the Huntington Superior Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ind. Courts - Libertarian running for Marion Superior Court?

The ILB this evening saw a copy of an email sent out today by the IndyBar titled "IndyBar Supplemental Judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Ind. Courts - updated table of Indiana Supreme Court retention votes

Based on the tables linked to in this Oct. 15th ILB entry, the ILB has created an updated table of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Courts - "Indiana Farmer Tackling Monsanto's Seed Policy Gets A Day In Supreme Court"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 10th, and this one from Oct. 5th, NPR's Dan Charles posted this story yesterday....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: New rule causes concern among many senior judges

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 25, 2012, the Supreme Court today has issued an order recinding the Sept. 7,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - Judge Vaidik is the only COA judge up for retention whose district is statewide

I printed out my ballot today (you can do that via the Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) Public Information...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Timing is everything"

Tracy Warner, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial writer, has this entry today in his column:Both the Indiana Supreme Court and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Lawyers rate Lake judicial candidates; Vasquez, Villalpando score high"

The NWI Times story begins:CROWN POINT | Two Lake Superior Court judges up for retention during the November election were...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Indiana justice challenged over contentious ruling " [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 12, where I said I was:attempting to locate or compile all the retention results...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - Here are the results of the ISBA Judicial Retention Evaluation

Supplementing the Judicial Retention 2012 website, the ISBA has just this afternoon released the results of its ISBA Judicial Retention...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - Putnam Co. school board election challenged in federal court on basis of one-person, one-vote

Here, from an ACLU of Indiana news release last Friday:Indianapolis - Even the smallest units of government must conform to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Indiana justice challenged over contentious ruling " [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday evening, the subscription newsletter Indiana Legislative Insight has this item in its issue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit holding oral arguments today at IU-Mauer Law School in Bloomington

See the announcement here. Some quotes:The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will hear oral arguments in three...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - ISBA members, tomorrow is your last day to participate

Be sure to submit your responses for the ISBA Judicial Retention Evaluation before COB tomorrow (Friday). Completing the yes/no form...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Indiana justice challenged over contentious ruling "

Charles Wilson of the AP has this story this evening. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Supreme Court justice who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Bei Bei Shuai hearing today

Updating yesterday's entry, Charles Wilson of the AP has a long story today detailing yesterday's hearing. It concludes:Marion County Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - Adams County Courthouse woes are continuing

This story in the Decatur Daily Democrat by Jannaya Andrews describes in detail extensive problems with the masonry repair. For...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - Bei Bei Shuai hearing today

A brief item this morning by Charles Wilson of the AP reports:Defense lawyers Wednesday will try to persuade a judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Retention election lets voters decide whether to keep, dump judges"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 7th, from an editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Allen County voters...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Monday, October 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Local cases point out dangers of Internet: Portability of devices adds to risk for kids"

In Sunday's Fort Wayne Journal Gazette is a long story by Rebecca S. Green, using as its focus two local...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Biomet Hip Implant Lawsuits Consolidated to Indiana Federal Court"

A news release from a plaintiffs' firm announces:Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) October 07, 2012 A panel of federal judges has issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 08, 2012

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - ND Ind. federal judge reportedly nods off during trials

So writes NWI Times columnist Mark Kiesling today in an article headed "Order in the court -- I'll have a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Retention election lets voters decide whether to keep, dump judges" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 3rd, Dan Carden reports today on Indiana's state and local retention election. Some quotes:Retention...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 07, 2012

Friday, October 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Bunker Hill Town Court judge, clerk ordered to repay $37K in missing court funds"

Kara Kenney of WRTV 6 News has the story here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 05, 2012

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Supreme Court names special judge to hear Center Twp. small claims court's mandate action

According to a Sept. 22, 2011 story in the ILJ, "Trustee Eugene Akers’ plan to move the court [is] against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Federal Judge "asked to clarify Indiana's definition of retardation"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 15th, the AP is reporting that:SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 04, 2012

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Ind. Court - Justice David reportedly faces retention challenge

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 17th, which was headed "Two members of the Indiana Supreme Court and four members...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Ind. Courts - Franklin Circuit Judge writes for trial management benchbook

John Estridge, editor of the Brookville American-Democrat, has a long story today about Judge Clay Kellerman’s chapter in a new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Courts - "G.O.P. Aims to Remake Florida Supreme Court"

From the NY Times today, this report by Lizette Alvarez. Some quotes from the lengthy story:MIAMI — In a bid...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - Judges and lawyers from several counties in NW Indiana honor Chief Judge Margret G. Robb

Rob Earnshaw of the NWI Times reports today:Judges and lawyers from several counties in Northwest Indiana celebrated Margret G. Robb,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Elkhart County officer reverses stance on fingerprint evidence used in murder conviction"

Amanda Gray of the Goshen News reported Sept. 28th: A convicted murderer may see a new trial if a conviction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 30, 2012

Friday, September 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Aqua argues jury should decide value: State’s justices to decide next step"

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Utility Center, Inc. v. City of Fort Wayne. Watch the oral argument...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - Interesting oral argument on administrative procedure

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of St. Joseph Hospital v. Richard Cain. Here was the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - Details about the video transcripts project now released

Little has been made officially available about the "pilot project for audio/visual recordings in lieu of paper transcripts in preparation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Justice-designee Rush is hiring law clerks

Anticipated openings: Two openings fall of 2012. Accepting applications through November 5, 2012. More info here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: New rule causes concern among many senior judges

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, a former county judge writes this morning:I am not a Senior Judge even though...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Chronological Case Summary and Record of Judgments and Orders

Useful article today in Indiana Court Times, written by Thomas Q. Jones and Lilia G. Judson. A sample:A CCS entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - New rule causes concern among many senior judges

The ILB has learned that several trial court judges and senior judges are concerned over a proposed change to Admin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Civility key to notable Lafayette legal community"

Chris Morisse Vizza reports for the Sunday Lafayette Journal Courier that begins:The Tippecanoe County Bar Association now has three members...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - LaPorte county officials discuss veterans court

Matt Fritz reports in the LaPorte Herald Argus on LaPorte County's effort to get its own drug court. Some quotes:In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - Current vacancies in county courts

There are three vacancies currently listed on the Governor's Judicial Appointments page:Madison County Circuit Court Judicial Vacancy The Governor’s Office...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - Floyd Superior Court to consider next week if William Clyde Gibson III is competent to be tried for triple murder

Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier Journal reports:A judge has scheduled a hearing next week to discuss two key elements...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - Green paper filing, is it out of control?

Last week I wrote about my unsuccessful efforts to obtain a copy of a petition in the Charlie White...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ind. Courts - “If ever a defendant has shown rehabilitation, it is the defendant in this case.”

That is a quote from Justin Suits' defense attorney. The AP story is headed "Parents upset at release of killer."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Teacher Fired After Receiving Fertility Treatments"

Updating these ILB entries from April, 2012, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:Two national organizations...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Judges revise ‘parenting time’ rules in custody cases"

Maureen Hayden reports today in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune in a story that begins:INDIANAPOLIS — After two years of review, Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ind. Courts - Two members of the Indiana Supreme Court and four members of the Court of Appeals of Indiana are up for retention in the November general election

History of Indiana's Judicial Retention Websites In 2006 the ILB created the first Indiana Judicial Retention website. Here is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 17, 2012

Ind. Courts - Relying on Not-Yet-Certified Indiana Appellate Opinions

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law Is it ever too soon to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 17, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - Federal Judge "asked to clarify Indiana's definition of retardation"

Dave Stephens, reporting for the South Bend Tribune, wrote in a story dated Friday, Sept. 14th that begins:SOUTH BEND —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Jail records coming to smartphones"

Ron Wilkins reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:If you need to know who’s in the Tippecanoe County Jail or...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Indiana legislators ask federal judge to allow them to defend state's immigration law"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 9th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazettle has an editorial today about Attorney General Zoeller’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ind Courts - Still more on: Brief of Charlie White in appeal of his trial court criminal conviction

Updating earlier entries today (here is the most recent), Carrie Richie of the Indianapolis Star has this report, posted at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2012

Ind Courts - More on: Brief of Charlie White in appeal of his trial court criminal conviction

Updating this ILB post from earlier this afternoon, the COA granted a Davis Petition on Friday, so the appeal has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2012

Ind Courts - Brief of Charlie White in appeal of his trial court criminal conviction

Here is the brief of Defendant/Appellant Charles P. White, filed Sept. 4, 2012 with the Court of Appeals. Here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Indiana legislators ask federal judge to allow them to defend state's immigration law"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 5th, and this Sept. 6th entry with the filings from the 3 state senators,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 09, 2012

Friday, September 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Two local 'legal celebrities' honored at reception"

A brief story, with video (after long ad), today by Brittany Tyler of WLFI 18:LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Two local "legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 07, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: "Indiana legislators ask federal judge to allow them to defend state's immigration law"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, here are the documents filed in the USDC for the SD Indiana.Motion of Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - "14-year-old killer tried as adult to receive hearing that could send case back to juvenile courts"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 19, 2012 on "What life is like for a 14-year-old killer tried as an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 06, 2012

Ind. courts - "David Camm's attorneys ask Indiana Supreme Court to free him while he awaits third trial"; and a word from the ILB

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, which includes a link to the Petition for Writ of Mandamus, Harold J Adams...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 06, 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Can Digital Recordings Save Money for Courts? "

Maggie Clark, Stateline, explores that question in a long Sept. 4th article in Government Technology. Some quotes: While there surely...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - Attorneys for former State Trooper David Camm file a writ of mandamus with the Indiana Supreme Court asking that he be released from custody while awaiting trial.

Here is the 9-page Petition for Writ of Mandamus, filed September 4th....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Ex post facto application of sex offender requirements for offenses committed outside Indiana and the applicability of the federal law, SORNA, to Indiana cases is at issue before the COA

Updating this ILB entry from September 4th, the much-anticipated oral argument did take place at 1:00 PM today at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Changes In Store For Marion County Small Claims Courts"

Norman Cox of WRTV 6 reported last evening in a story and video: Circuit Court Judge Louis Rosenberg has proposed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - "While We Wait: Some Thoughts on the Changing Indiana Supreme Court"

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law The three finalists for the vacancy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - Both sides rest in John Walker Lindh lawsuit

Updating this ILB entry from August 28th, Charles Wilson of the AP has a long story today. A few quotes:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - This is very strange ....

This story/announcement appeared in the August 29th Brookville American-Democrat:On September 6, at 7 p.m., the Franklin Circuit Court and Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 30, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Disputes erupt inside, outside Vigo courthouse during hearing in homicide case" [Updated]

From a brief "breaking news" story in the Terre Haute TribStar:TERRE HAUTE — The Vigo County Courthouse and Terre Haute...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "John Walker Lindh Sues For Prison Prayer Group"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, here is the latest AP story from Charles Wilson. A few quotes:[John Walker] Lindh testified Monday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - "John Walker Lindh Sues For Prison Prayer Group"

Carrie Johnson and Margot Williams have an NPR Morning Edition story here. Some quotes:On Monday, Lindh will come out of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 27, 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Problems relating to Office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts?

Okay, of the four issues listed in this post, as updated by this post, #1. Annual Attorney Registration, is working...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - Judge Pyle to take oath of office on August 27th

From the Court of Appeals:INDIANAPOLIS – Judge Rudolph R. Pyle III will take the oath of office as the newest...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: "'I guess it's their way of saying goodbye and don't let the door hit you on the way out,' Nemeth said." [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here now is a copy of the 9-page charging document in In re...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Realignment shows court is adjusting to reality of meth era"

From the Evansville Courier & Press, an editorial about changes in the Vanderbergh County courts. Some quotes:And now comes the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - " "I guess it's their way of saying goodbye and don't let the door hit you on the way out," Nemeth said."

That is a quote from this story in the South Bend Tribune by Madeline Buckley. As reported in this ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - Judicial Qualifications Commission Files Misconduct Charges Against St. Joseph Probate Court Judge Peter J. Nemeth

From a news release from the Indiana Courts:The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has filed disciplinary charges against St. Joseph...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Allen Superior Court Judge John F. Surbeck the William H. Rehnquist Award."

Rebecca S. Green reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a long story that begins:The National Center for State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Decision delayed on venue for David Camm's third trial in family's murder"

Grace Schneider reports in the Louisville Courier-Journal:ROCKPORT, IND. — Finding a county courtroom north of Indianapolis in which to hold...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Problems relating to Office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts?

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, I've received notes from two readers: 1. Annual Attorney Registration. I checked just now and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 09, 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - Problems relating to Office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts?

A number of issues have been brought to the attention of the ILB recently. Here they are, in no particular...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - Steuben County revises cell phone ban for Courthouse

From WLKI 100.3, this brief item dated August 7th:(ANGOLA) - Steuben County Commissioners on Monday adopted a revised ordinance covering...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Court Reporters See Their Numbers Dwindle"

A second story today from the WSJ Law Blog, this one by Chelsea Phipps. Some quotes:“You need a well-designed, well-integrated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Monday, August 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - Reminder: Governor to swear in new chief justice this morning

Justice Brent Dickson will be formally sworn in as Chief Justice of Indiana. From the news release: A formal, public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 06, 2012

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - 2012 Court Costs/Fees Chart

Here it is, all in one place, 28 pages. From the Indiana Judicial Center....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Lake County judges rebuff new nepotism law"

Bill Dolan reported yesterday in the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | Lake County judges are declaring their independence from the state's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 05, 2012

Friday, August 03, 2012

Ind. Courts - Prosecutor Henderson reappointed to prestigious Rules Committee

Indiana Courts has just tweeted:The highest court reappointed Jessie Cook, Keith Henderson, & Christopher Scanlon to the SC Committee on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 03, 2012

Ind. Courts - Nominations open for the 1st District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission

Yesterday all members of the Indiana bar in the 1st Judicial District in good standing, received this "Notice of Election"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 03, 2012

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - The best of both worlds re access to a statewide network of trial court dockets?

In March of 2005 the ILB posted an entry headed "Has the state-wide case tracking 'wheel' already been invented in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 02, 2012

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Governor to swear in new chief justice Monday"

Brief story by Dan Carden of the NWI Times, with nice photo of the Chief Justice. For more details, see...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - Was this Justice Sullivan's last day on the Supreme Court?

From the May 30th Court press release announcing applications were "available for a position on the State's highest court":The position...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Indiana judge refuses to dismiss misconduct charge against state's former utility chief"

AP story here. It begins:A judge has refused to dismiss an official misconduct charge against Indiana's former top utility regulator....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - Cass County courts put new phone system in place

Caitlin Huston reports today in the Logansport Pharos-Tribune:A new telephonic appearance system in the Cass County courts might mean less...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: "Local courtroom one of three in state testing video transcripts"

Plainfield Attorney Cara Wieneke sends a note re this morning's entry:I read your article on the video transcripts this morning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Local courtroom one of three in state testing video transcripts"

Supplementing the July 25 ILB entry quoting WRTV6 "on the pilot project that will soon begin in select courtrooms around...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 30, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Dickson To Be Sworn In As Chief Justice of Indiana on August 6th

From the news release:A formal, public oath ceremony to swear-in Brent E. Dickson as Chief Justice of Indiana will take...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - Watch Judge Carr L. Darden's retirement cermeony here

Watch the retirement ceremony here, right now, live - 10 AM, July 25. It will be archived if you miss...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Lake Juvenile magistrate's promotion 'bittersweet'"

So reports Susan Brown today in the NWI Times: CROWN POINT | For longtime Lake Juvenile Court Magistrate John Sedia...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ind. Courts - Indiana inmate "Greg Ousley Is Sorry for Killing His Parents. Is That Enough?"

Yesterday's NY Times Magazine had a lengthy article by Scott Anderson titled "Greg Ousley Is Sorry for Killing His Parents....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 23, 2012

Ind. Courts - "NWI Times reporter wins award for coverage of children's issues"

The Indiana Judges Association has awarded its 2012 Commendation for Excellence in Public Information and Education to NWI Times investigative...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Court of Appeals retirement ceremony July 25th to honor Judge Carr L. Darden"

The COA has issued this news release:Judicial career spans 24 years on Municipal, Superior and Appeals courts INDIANAPOLIS –...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Former Vanderburgh County Superior Court Judge, Thomas Lockyear, has died at the age of 79."

From the Tristatehomepage:Governor Robert Orr appointed Lockyear as Superior Court Judge in 1985, replacing Randall Shepard, who went on to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - St. Joe Commissioners reject pay raises for deputy prosecutors

Erin Blasko reports in the South Bend Tribune that: The county Board of Commissioners on Wednesday voted to veto a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - New official photos of our current Supreme Court

On the bench. Justices standing....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 16, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - Bei Bei Shuai rejects plea offer

Charles Wilson of the AP reports this afternoon:A Chinese immigrant who Indiana prosecutors say ate rat poison while eight months...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - The Bisard story continues

Updating this long list of earlier ILB entries, here are two stories on yesterday's court hearing: From the Indianapolis Star,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - "A day in CHINS court" with Judge Bonaventura

Check out Marisa Kwiatkowski's long story dated July 8, 2012 in the NWI Times. Some quotes:A recent Times investigation found...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Two justices and four appellate judges must stand for retention this year

On June 21st, the ILB posted this entry, which reads in part:Who must stand for retention in 2012, if they...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Long Odds for a Grant of Transfer in Not-For-Publication Civil Cases

Re this July 9th analysis by Prof. Schumm, a reader writes:I just wanted to thank you for posting Professor Schumm's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Deadline nears for Gary Supreme Court justice to seek another term"

Updating yesterday's entry, Justice Rucker has now filed notice with the Secretary of State, indicating his intention to stand for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Deadline nears for Gary Supreme Court justice to seek another term"

The ILB has been following this matter closely (see June 30th entry) and this evening Dan Carden has posted this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, July 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - Notice of appeal now to be filed with Clerk of Appellate Courts rather than with the trial court clerk

That is from an article by Judge Barbara Brugnaux* in the July issue of Indiana Court Times. A quote:The amendments...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - "David Camm release hearing Monday afternoon"

So reports Harold J. Adams on the Louisville Courier Journal website posted late this morning. Some quotes:David Camm could find...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - Married 19 years: Judge Mary R. Harper, Porter Circuit Court and Judge David L. Chidester, Porter Superior Court #4

This article by James F. Maguire in the July issue of Indiana Court Times focuses on Porter County Judges Harper...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 09, 2012

Friday, July 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - Delaware County public defender system

Larry Riley, an English prof at Ball State, wrote a column for the Muncie Star-Press about Delaware County government, including:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 06, 2012

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - Jud. Qualifications Comm. publicly admonishes St. Joseph County Magistrate Barbara Johnston

The Judicial Qualifications Commission has issued a public admonition against St. Joseph County Magistrate Barbara Johnston. Here is a copy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 05, 2012

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Public officials need to operate in public"

From an editorial today in the Evansville Courier & Press:The dispute's origin was a search warrant served two Thursdays ago...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 01, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Two justices and four appellate judges must stand for retention this year

As reported in this June 21st entry, of those who must stand for retention on this November's ballot if they...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 30, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - Law School for Journalists set for Friday, July 20th

The third annual Law School for Journalists, co-sponsored by the Indiana Judges Association, Indiana Broadcasters Association and Indiana State Bar...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 29, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Supreme Court pioneered same path as Title IX"

This letter from Indiana Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr. appeared in the June 26th Indianapolis Star. A quote:In 1972, the same...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Child abuse: How can we tell?"

The South Bend Tribune continues its focus on child abuse this Sunday with two stories by Virginia Black. The first...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - One reporter's "toughest tweeting challenge"

From an article in the Indianapolis Star today by reporter Carrie Ritchie - some quotes:Earlier this year, I tweeted the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Case filed by ACLU yesterday against BMV poses interesting administrative law / rulemaking question

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, this press release from the Indiana ACLU gives background on the complaint:Indianapolis -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - Two justices and four appellate judges must stand for retention this year

Two justices and four appellate judges must stand for retention this year. That is, if they wish to be retained...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - Case filed by ACLU yesterday against BMV poses interesting administrative law / rulemaking question

In a complaint filed yesterday in Marion County Superior Court, White v. Indiana BMV, the Indiana ACLU contends that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - Report just released from IU on "How fiscal constraints affect the Indiana judiciary and access to justice"

Here is the 12-page report, I haven't reviewed it yet, but have looked at the conclusion:Elected leaders and officials...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - PCR attorney said she owes much credit to Henry Karlson, a law professor and legal scholar, who provided expert testimony in Neirynck's appeal on the standard of care for a reasonable attorney

Quotes from Mary Kate Malone's long, excellent story this week in the South Bend Tribune:SOUTH BEND -- To the extent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "St. Joe County tax funds to pay for new courtrooms"

Updating this ILB entry from June 4th, Eric Blasko of the South Bend Tribune reported June 13th:SOUTH BEND -- The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 16, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Jury clears Lake County clerk in false arrest suit"

An Illinois woman unsuccessfully sued the Lake County Indiana Clerk's office, as reported in this NWI Times story by Bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Over a dozen challenges filed in federal court to Indianapolis smoking ban

Updating this ILB entry from May 29th, David Barras reports this afternoon for WISHTV 8:INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - 24-Hour News 8...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - Adams County Courthouse expansion outlined

Jannaya Andrews reports in the Decatur Daily Democrat:Once again Dave Sholl of Schenkel & Schultz Architecture was in front of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Steuben judiciary leaders request more help"

Jim Measel reported this morning for WTHD 105.5 (NE Ind.):ANGOLA - The Steuben County Council heard various members of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - "School bullying case heads to trial"

Some quotes from a story this afternoon by Jeff Wiehe of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:FORT WAYNE – A settlement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - Approval by IURC of construction of a coal gasification plant and a 30-year contract for a state agency to purchase its output is now pending before the Court of Appeals

This ILB entry from Nov. 22, 2011 is headed "Gasification plant gets green light, NIPSCO rates could go up." A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Durham Faces Trial Over Fair Finance Co"

Bloomberg News has a backgrounder today. The long story begins:Timothy S. Durham, a onetime political fundraiser and chief executive officer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Nomination Forms Available for Journalist and Judge Excellence Awards"

This court news release from June 8, 2012 begins:The Indiana Judges Association (IJA) is accepting nominations for the 2012 Commendation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 10, 2012

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "LaPorte prosecutor under investigation"

Updating this ILB entry from April 4, 2012, this story yesterday in the NWI Times, also by Stan Maddux, begins:LAPORTE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Businessman is accused of helping run a Ponzi scheme to defraud Fair Finance investors"

The trial of Indiana attorney Tim Durham began Friday in federal court with jury selection. Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson is presiding....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson and possible serial murder case

Updating this ILB entry from May 23, 2012, yesterday Andrew Wolfson of the Louisville Courier-Journal reported:Accused serial killer William Clyde...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 09, 2012

Friday, June 08, 2012

Indiana Courts - Report on the seminar: "Demystifying the Judicial Selection Process"

Yesterday afternoon I attended the 1.5 hour CLE on "Demystifying the Judicial Selection Process" put on by the ISBA. These...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 08, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - "St. Joe County tax funds to pay for new courtrooms"

Eric Blasko of the South Bend Tribune reports today:SOUTH BEND — St. Joseph County plans to spend $8.1 million on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Missing master key may mean Miami County courthouse changes"

WISHTV 8 had a brief report last evening, at worst every door in the courthouse may need to be rekeyed....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 04, 2012

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Ind. Courts - Final tally, Marion County Superior Court

From the Secretary of State Election Results, Indiana Primary Election, May 8, 2012 (Last Updated May 27, 2012 at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 03, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Allen County jury duty questionnaire going electronic"

Rebecca S. Green reports in the Sunday Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:FORT WAYNE – If you receive a postcard from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 03, 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Two school employees accused of having reason to believe the relationship was happening and not reporting it to law enforcement or child protective services between August 2007 and October 2008"

Updating this ILB entry from May 26th, Marisa Kwiatkowski of the NWI Times reports today:LAPORTE | A former LaPorte High...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - Indiana Justices getting ready for their closeup

New photo of the new Supreme Court getting ready for their photoshoot -- from the Indiana Courts website....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 01, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on: "Sex offenders fight for right to use Facebook"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Judge Tanya Walton Pratt held the hearing this morning and Charles Wilson of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - Two Bankruptcy Judge Positions in SD Indiana open

From the announcement:The Judicial Council of the Seventh Circuit is now seeking applicants for two bankruptcy judge positions for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: "Sex offenders fight for right to use Facebook"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, referencing Charles Wilson of the AP's long story, an Indiana case was one of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - Hancock County prosecutor called to active duty

Here is the message Hancock County Prosecutor Michael Griffin posted today:I am being called to active duty with the U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - Over a dozen challenges filed in federal court to Indianapolis smoking ban

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star writes today in his IndyStar politics blog:I ran a search of federal court records...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Demystifying the Judicial Selection Process"

Updating this ILB entry from May 21st, here are more details on the upcoming CLE program, set for Thursday, June...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Two school employees accused of having reason to believe the relationship was happening and not reporting it to law enforcement or child protective services between August 2007 and October 2008"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Matt Fritz of the LaPorte Herald-Argus reports:On Thursday, an attorney representing the girl, who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - "State ends dispute over child welfare testimony"

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today that:After months of haggling with Allen County prosecutors about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Knox City Court In Jeopardy Due To Funding Problems"

"Ben" reported May 25th for WKVI:When members of the Knox City Administration appeared before the Starke County Council Monday night...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Missing Muncie funds spark investigation: Indiana State Police are looking into the possible theft of money from the city clerk's office"

The story by Keith Roysdon and Douglas Walker in today's Muncie Star-Press begins:MUNCIE -- State police have been asked to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Two school employees accused of having reason to believe the relationship was happening and not reporting it to law enforcement or child protective services between August 2007 and October 2008"

The story today in the NWI Times is headed "Family sues LaPorte schools for up to $18.7 million in sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 25, 2012

Courts - Long Reuters article examines incleasing use of Tax Courts by the various states

Nanette Byrnes of Reuters reports in a lengthy survey article, here as published in the Chicago Tribune. A few quotes:[Until...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 25, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ind. Courts - While "Pulaski County Bell Tower Worsens With Each Toll Of The Bell," Randolph County Courthouse Dedication This Week

"Ben" at K99.3 FM reports:Pulaski County Maintenance Director Morry Demarco told the commissioners this week that with each toll of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ind. courts - More on: Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson and possible serial murder case [Updated]

Updating this lengthy ILB entry from May 1st, Rick Callahan of the AP is now reporting:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ind. Courts - Grant County judges order a dress code

Attorneys practicing in Grant County courts have received a notice and order, filed May 22nd. Here is the cover:Attached is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ind. Courts - Bei Bei Shuai has been released from jail on bond [Updated]

Updating this long ILB entry from May 20th, various news sources, including WRTV 6 are reporting this morning that Ms....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - Notre Dame sues feds over requirement to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives [Updated]

Margaret Fosmoe of the South Bend Tribune has the story this afternoon. The long story begins:SOUTH BEND — The University...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Demystifying the Judicial Selection Process"

A news release sponsored by ISBA, Women in the Law and Improvements in the Judicial System Committees:Curious about the process...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Court to set bond for Indianapolis woman in baby's death"

A brief AP story last Wed., May 16th reported that a "bond hearing for 35-year-old Bei Bei Shuai" was set...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Supreme Court Facing Another Possible Vacancy"

From WCSI:The Indiana Supreme Court could soon face its fourth vacancy in two years, and its third in six months....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Court to set bond for Indianapolis woman in baby's death"

A brief AP story today begins:A judge this week will consider how high to set bail for an Indianapolis woman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Courts - "Acting Indiana Chief Justice Dickson picked as state high court's 1st new leader in 25 years"

Charles Wilson of the AP reports this afternoon:INDIANAPOLIS — A panel voted Tuesday to make longtime Justice Brent Dickson Indiana's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ind. Courts- Commission Selects Brent E. Dickson as Chief Justice of Indiana

From the Court's news release:The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission voted to appoint Justice Brent E. Dickson as the Chief Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - Selecting the next Chief Justice of Indiana

Attorney Cara Wieneke of Plainfield is attending the Judicial Nominating Commission this morning and sending back occasional reports. Refresh your...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ind. Courts- "Court observers see Indiana's acting chief justice as leading candidate for permanent post"

Charles Wilson of the AP has a long story this afternoon about tomorrow's upcoming selection by the Judicial Nominating Commission...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Special court programs handle veterans in trouble"

Harold J. Adams has this long story in today's Louisville Courier Journal about Veterans Court, which are:... part of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - "New Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice To Be Chosen Tuesday"

Stan Jastrzebski of Indiana Public Media reports on the upcoming meeting of the Judicial Nominating Commission tomorrow where a new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 14, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Indiana high court expected to stay business friendly"

An AP story today in the Louisville Courier Journal. Worth reading....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 12, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "IndyCar tabs retired Indiana Supreme Court justice to hear Chevrolet appeal"

Updating this ILB entry from May 3rd, MotorAuthority.com is reporting this evening "INDYCAR Turbo Decision Upheld, Honda Prevails." Anne Proffit's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court reviews process used to close puppy mill"

Indiana Department of State Revenue v. Virginia Garwood, et al., argued yesterday before the Supreme Court (see here and here)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - Stories on two of the oral arguments today before Supreme Court

WRTV 6 has a story and video on the Garwood case here. WISHTV 8 has a story and video on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Tax Court has Three Oral Arguments On-Line, Two Scheduled "

The Indiana Tax Reporter blog is reporting this evening that the Tax Court, like the rest of the Court of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Gammage to face Fox in St. Joseph County probate judge race"

Margaret Fosmoe reports today in the South Bend Tribune:SOUTH BEND -- Garnering 46 percent of the votes, Andre Gammage won...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - Slates prevail in Marion County judicial races

Jon Murray is now reporting from his Star blog:UPDATE (9:15 p.m.): The party slates held ironclad. With nearly 92 percent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Waiting on results for Marion Superior Court judges"

Jon Murray gives a good set-up for the upcoming election results in the Marion County judges races at his IndyStar...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Monday, May 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Disbarred lawyer charged with forgery"

The ILB has a number of entries relating to disbarred attorney Rodney P. Sniadecki. In a story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - Ceremonial Swearing-In Ceremony for new Justice Mark S. Massa today

From the news release:Mark Massa will be sworn-in as Indiana’s 107th Justice at 2 PM on Monday, May 7th in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 07, 2012

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - "The system by which judges are 'elected' to the Marion County Superior Court is broken."

That is the beginning of an editorial yesterday in the Indianapolis Star. More:That's because in reality political bosses, not the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 06, 2012

Friday, May 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - Re: Payment of Marion County Judicial Slating Fees

Here is a letter dated April 23, 2012 from Adrienne L. Meiring, Counsel to the Indiana Commission on Judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - "GOP Chairman Kyle Walker Sends Out Contemptible Mailer Attacking Republican Judicial Candidates "

That is the heading to this post this morning from Paul Odgen, one of the several unslated candidates running for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 04, 2012

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Ind. Courts - "IndyCar tabs retired Indiana Supreme Court justice to hear Chevrolet appeal"

From the AP, via the Washington Post, some quotes from this unattributed story:INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar has tapped a retired Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2012

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Task Force created to evaluate the Marion County Small Claims Courts submits its report

Carrie Ritchie reports in today's Indianapolis Star on the Marion County Small Claims Task Force report. Indy 6 TV has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Task Force created to evaluate the Marion County Small Claims Courts submits its report

Eric Berman of WIBC has this story on today's press conference, along with audio and a photo....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - Task Force created to evaluate the Marion County Small Claims Courts submits its report

The Task Force created to evaluate the Marion County Small Claims Courts has issued its 33-page report. The report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Ind. courts - Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson and possible serial murder case [Corrected]

Tara Schmelz of the New Albany News & Tribune reported last Friday that a third body had been found "in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Long-time Indiana Super Lawyer allegedly misappropriated more than $2.5 million in client funds for his own use

Updating these ILB entries (here and here) from Friday, April 27th, the Indianapolis Star today has a brief story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - New Chief Justice to be selected May 15?

The ILB has not seen this anywhere else. WCSI News/Talk (Columbus) is reporting:Nearly two months after Randall Shepard‘s retirement, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - February 2012 Indiana Bar exam results

Available here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - "A group of Evansville churches' push to double the capacity of Vanderburgh County's drug treatment courts program"

Mark Wilson had the story yesterday in the Evansville Courier & Press. More from the long story:Instead of one giant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 30, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Long-time Indiana Super Lawyer allegedly misappropriated more than $2.5 million in client funds for his own use

Here is the criminal complaint in the case of U.S. v. Conour. It begins:AFFIDAVIT I, Douglas E. Kasper, being...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - Long-time Indiana Super Lawyer allegedly misappropriated more than $2.5 million in client funds for his own use

WRTV 6 has a brief noon story here. They say:William Conour, 64, turned himself in and made an initial appearance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Teacher Fired After Receiving Fertility Treatments"

Updating this ILB entry from April 25th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, in its "First Take" column today, reports:The Hoagland...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Marion County Small Claim Court Task Force report to be released May 1st

From an Ind. Courts press release:The Task Force created to evaluate the Marion County Small Claims Courts will release its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Recordings of court proceedings made by court reporters are public records"

Here is an informal opinion from Joseph B. Hoage, Indiana Public Access Counselor, dated Jan. 26, 2012. The issue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Appellate Clerk announces an entirely new docket by the end of the year

That was to be the end of 2011, according to this Nov. 7, 2011 ILB entry, quoting from an article...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Teacher Fired After Receiving Fertility Treatments" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday afternoon, which includes the complaint, ABC News/Good Morning America has a feature story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - "A schoolteacher claims in ND Ind. that the Diocese of FtW-SB and St. Vincent de Paul School fired her and called her a "grave, immoral sinner" because she and her husband were trying to have a baby through in vitro fertilization"

That is the lede to this story today in Court House News, written by Joe Harris. Read the details at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Bartholomew Co. Prosecutor Bill Nash is campaigning against Superior Court 1 Judge Chris Monroe and supporting Monroe’s opponent in the Republican primary"

That is the lede to a $$ story by Chris Schilling in the Columbus Republic. More:Nash, a Republican, has mailed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 23, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Probation revoked for former Gibson County, Ind., attorney William Wallace"

Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today on former Gibson County attorney William Wallace. Here are some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 23, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Movement of Bisard blood sample violated court order"

That is the heading of WRTV's story last evening by Richard Essex and Jeremy Brilliant. It follows on this ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Judge hears arguments on how much former prosecutor can help in David Camm murder case"

Harold Adams reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal:The special judge presiding over the third murder trial of David Camm...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 19, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Two bars sued in death of Wea Ridge student"

Sophia Voravong and Mikel Livingston report today in the Lafayette Journal Courier on a Dram Shop Act "lawsuit was filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - Suit in federal court "questions the training of and standards for drug-detection dogs."

Pam Tharp has the long story in the Muncie Star-Press. A few quotes:A federal lawsuit filed earlier this year against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 14, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - Determination and persistence evident in one judge's history

Last week I attended the afternoon session of the Indiana Law Review Symposium, "Reflecting on Forty Years of Merit Selection,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 13, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - Judicial ethics questions raised in Lake County trial

You'll need to read the whole story to follow, but Bill Dolan's report today in the NWI Times begins:CROWN POINT...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: "Delaware Judges order council to accept budget The mandate would restore pay and give judges control of the budget"

Updating this ILB entry from March 16th, Keith Roysdon of the Muncie Star-Press is reporting, in a story headed "Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - "A ‘voice’ for stalking victims: Women tell of fear, uncertainty, push for system changes"

Rebecca S. Green has this long story in the Sunday Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. A sample:Advanced computer and Internet technology...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 08, 2012

Friday, April 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - Check out final summaries of 2012 acts of interest to the judiciary

Check out the final (April 5th) installment of the Legislative Update for the 2012 legislative session, from The Indiana Judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 06, 2012

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "State audit questions Clark court's fees"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Braden Lammers has a very long and detailed story today in the Jeffersonville News & Tribune....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 05, 2012

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - Even more on: Final Arguments Today in IBM/State case

Updating this entry from April 3rd, here are some good stories today on yesterday's closing arguments:Niki Kelly, FWJG - "IBM,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Special prosecutor appointed in ballot petition case"

A brief story in the South Bend Tribune reports that:SOUTH BEND — The county prosecutor has stepped aside in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - "State audit questions Clark court's fees"

Ben Zion Hershberg reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal in a lengthy story:The Indiana State Board of Accounts has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - "LaPorte prosecutor under investigation"

Here is the story, reported by Stan Maddux in the South Bend Tribune. It begins:Allegations of misconduct by LaPorte County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Final Arguments Today in IBM/State case

Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star has posted a story on this morning's final arguments in the State v. IBM...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Final Arguments Today in IBM/State case

Good news, finally some press coverage of the IBM suit! IBM/IN closing arguments to begin momentarily. You wouldn't believe the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Ind. Courts - Final Arguments Today in IBM/State case

Via a news release from Marion Superior Court:Indianapolis, Ind. -- Closing arguments for the consolidated trial involving counter-lawsuits by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - "New Lake Superior Court judge interviews scheduled"

Bill Dolan reports in the March 29th NWI Times:CROWN POINT | Lake County lawyers have six weeks to take the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Marion County Prosecutor: I'm Running Again In 2014: Terry Curry talks about budget, other issues in wide ranging interview"

Ray Steele has this WIBC interview....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Sen. Richard Lugar to fight registration ruling today" in Circuit Court

Here is a brief story by Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star. A quote:In their appeal, the Lugars claim that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Tippecanoe Circuit Court closing for Judge Thompson memorial"

Sophia Voravong writes today in the Lafayette Journal Courier in a story that begins:As the story goes, it was a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Juror spends night on courthouse bench "

The Gary Post Tribune has the story today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutor Hermann worries complaint could discourage attorneys from part-time post: Rule could restrict lawyers' work in private practices"

Mark Wilson reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press in a long story that begins:A misconduct complaint filed with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Widow waits years for action in malpractice lawsuit"

Sophia Voravong's long story in the Sunday Lafayette Journal Courier looks at the length of time involved in bringing a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 25, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Daniels says the current state system for appointing judges works in Indiana, but calls the Marion County slating system for judicial selection a travesty"

See IndyPolitics, it has the 5 minute audio....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ind. Courts - Terre Haute federal court site on list of those targeted for closing

Thanks to How Appealing for pointing to this AP story headed "Feds consider closing some courtrooms." A quote:Documents obtained by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Ind. Courts - "CAUTION: Now Entering Grey Area: Indiana Judges’ Use of Internet Information"

That is the title to an article by Gary Price, Lewis & Kappes, and Ellen Winternheimer, 2011 summer associate at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: "Indiana wraps up its case in IBM lawsuit"

As reported in this ILB entry from yesterday, quoting the Indianapolis Star, yesterday the State wrapped up its case against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Audit Reveals Questionable Practices In Small Claims Court: Funds Possibly Misappropriated, Auditors Say "

WRTV6's Kara Kenney reported last evening. Here are a few quotes. This is also a video:INDIANAPOLIS -- A recently released...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Indiana wraps up its case in IBM lawsuit"

Updating this ILB entry from March 9th, Carrie Ritchie reports this evening in the Indianapolis Star in a story that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Dual role of Marion County small claims court judges raises flags"

A story in the Indianapolis Star yesterday, reported by Carrie Ritchie, is subheaded "Judges who also work as attorneys lead...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: CJ Shepard approves judicial branch raises

Updating this ILB entry from March 16th, here is the Order approving the statutory adjustment, filed March 16, 2012....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 19, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Retiring Indiana chief justice to be honored Monday"

Brief story in the Indianapolis Star. From a Court news release:Governor Mitch Daniels and American Bar Association President, William T....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Delaware Judges order council to accept budget The mandate would restore pay and give judges control of the budget"

As has happened in the past with several other counties, including St. Joseph and Clerk, a number of Delaware County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - CJ Shepard approves judicial branch raises

From the Court's press office: In accordance with Indiana statutes, the state budget director and Chief Justice have approved for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 16, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Work of Appellate Clinic Students Pays Off for Clients"

From the IUPUI News Center:Two Robert H. McKinney School of Law students enrolled in the law school’s Appellate Clinic recently...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - Further Update on IDCS v. South Bend Tribune [Updated at 3:04 PM]

The ILB hasn't received the AG's press release, but Tim Evans at StarWatch is writing, quoting the PR:INDIANAPOLIS – A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - Update on IDCS v. South Bend Tribune

The ILB has learned that the Tribune and AG Zoeller (representing DCS) have resolved their issues, so there will be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Vanderburgh Co. Superior Court makes history with Friday vote"

Jeffery Smith reports in a brief story for WFIE 14 News:The Vanderburgh County Superior Court made history with their vote...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - South Bend Tribune required to remove published story that was based on records released by trial court order

Late yesterday afternoon the ILB read and posted the first few paragraphs of a story that had been then just...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - "David Camm attorneys ask that prosecutor be barred from helping replacement"

Updating this long list of earlier David Camm entries, Harold Adams of the Louisville Courier Journal reports:The legal wrangling over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on: What has become of the State-IBM trial in Marion Superior Court?

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Carrie Ritchie reports today in the Indianapolis Star, in a story headed "In court, state and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 09, 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - Comment on a number of proposed rules until May 9th

An opportunity to comment on proposed changes to the Rules of Court: The Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: What has become of the State-IBM trial in Marion Superior Court ?

Updating the ILB entry from March 6th, @Carrie Richie of the Indianapolis Star just tweeted:At trial 4 lawsuits over cancelled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Mock trial provides training on coutroom tactics for younger attorneys"

Mark Wilson reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:EVANSVILLE — Possibly more attorneys worked on the case being tried...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 08, 2012

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Task force hearing tonight on Marion Co. small claims court"

Carrie Ritchie writes for the IndyStar:A task force that’s reviewing Marion County’s small claims court system will hold its final...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Lugar residency ruling appealed"

Brian Francisco posted the story this morning at the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette site. It begins:Two people have appealed the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - Two-year clerkship opens with Court of Appeals Judge Baker

The ILB won't be posting all these openings, but this sounds like a great opportunity for the right person:Two-year clerkship...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - What has become of the State-IBM trial in Marion Superior Court ?

"State-IBM trial over canceled welfare contract began yesterday" was the heading to this Feb. 28th ILB entry quoting stories from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Monday, March 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court Job Opportunity - Director of Trial Court Management

Just received this info:Hello Indiana Judges and Lawyers, The Indiana Supreme Court, Division of State Court Administration, is seeking applicants...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Judge Simon sets hearing on RTW TRO for next Monday, March 5 at 1 pm in federal court in Hammond [Updated]

Updating this very brief Feb. 28th ILB entry, Michelle Quinn reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune in a story that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 05, 2012

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - Authoritarian vs. clinically based drug courts

"Courts balance drug punishment vs. treatment" is the headline to this story by Mark Wilson in the Sunday Evansville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 04, 2012

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Small-claims court task force hears public's complaints"

Updating this post about the then-upcoming public hearing at Pike Twp. Small Claims Court, which took place last evening, William...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 01, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - Charlie White oral argument

Watch the oral argument in Charlie White v. Indiana Democratic Party, streamed live from the Supreme Court courtroom at 9:00...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - Much going on tomorrow (Wednesday), including public hearing at Pike Twp. Small Claims Court

As the ILB noted on Feb. 24th:There are TWO BIG oral arguments next Wednesday, Feb. 29th. Not only the Charlie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - Judge Simon sets hearing on RTW TRO for next Monday, March 5 at 1 pm in federal court in Hammond

See the Reuters story here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - State-IBM trial over canceled welfare contract began yesterday

"State, IBM blame each other as trial involving Indiana's canceled welfare contract begins" is the headline to Carrie Ritchie's Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - "State-IBM trial over canceled welfare contract begins today: Millions of dollars at stake in dueling lawsuits"

"Opening arguments will begin at 9 a.m. today in Marion Superior Court" reports Carrie Ritchie in this story in today's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - Check out newest summaries of bills of interest to the judiciary

Check out the eighth weekly installment of the Legislative Update for the 2012 legislative session, from The Indiana Judicial Center....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Is juvenile system too closed? Some suggest laws meant to protect kids result in too much secrecy."

Yet another story this Sunday in the South Bend Tribune focusing on the Indiana's current juvenile system. The one by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Special prosecutor appointed for Camm trial: Stan Levco is former Vanderburgh County prosecutor"

Matt Thacker of the New Albany News & Tribune has the breaking story here. Some quotes:NEW ALBANY — Spencer County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Indiana Supreme Court Creates Task Force to Evaluate Marion County Small Claims Courts"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 16th, the first public hearing was last evening at the Pike Twp Small Claims...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: "Convicted sex offender challenges lifetime Facebook ban: Federal lawsuit seeks access to social media for sex offenders"

Recalling yesterday's ILB post on the ACLU suit filed in federal court here, here are two posts yesterday from national...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - Chief Justice Shepard honored in House

ILB sometime-stringer Ed Feigenabaum sends this note:Are you watching the CJ tribute on the floor? Rep. Truitt just revealed that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Elkhart judge reverses himself on fine against bicyclist"

This story by South Bend Tribune columnist Nancy J. Sulok was first published in 2002, and republished today. It begins:ELKHART...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - Justice Rucker's son runs for Ohio Supreme Court

From a story by Julie Carr Smyth in the Dayton Daily News:COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two experienced judges from far-flung corners...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Convicted sex offender challenges lifetime Facebook ban: Federal lawsuit seeks access to social media for sex offenders"

Russ McQuaid has the Fox59 story here. Some quotes (there is also a video):An Indianapolis sex offender has filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - Even more on "Indiana Supreme Court Creates Task Force to Evaluate Marion County Small Claims Courts"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today Carrie Ritchie of the IndyStar has just tweeted:The small claims court story really...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Indiana Supreme Court Creates Task Force to Evaluate Marion County Small Claims Courts"

Updating ILB entries from Feb. 14th and 16th, and particularly this July 18, 2011 ILB entry quoting a must-read WSJ...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Proposed changes to the Parenting Time Guidelines available for review"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 16th, a story today in the Evansville Courier & Press by Mark Wilson provides...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ind. Courts - Check out newest summaries of bills of interest to the judiciary

Check out the seventh weekly installment of the Legislative Update for the 2012 legislative session, from The Indiana Judicial Center....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 18, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on "Indiana Supreme Court Creates Task Force to Evaluate Marion County Small Claims Courts"

Updating this Feb. 14th ILB entry announcing the creation of the task force, hearing have now been scheduled. Below are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Marion County Judge Marilyn A. Moores reflects on her year in Afghanistan with the Nat'l. Guard

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 6, 2012, which linked to a story by Judge Moores, here is a Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Supreme Court Creates Task Force to Evaluate Marion County Small Claims Courts"

A press release from the Supreme Court:The Indiana Supreme Court has created a task force to review the practices the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - CJ Shepard retires March 4th. Then what happens? Some thoughts

CJ Shepard is retiring effective March 4th, 2012. This month the Supreme Court is hearing several high profile cases:the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - Charlie White attorney reportedly has mild heart attack [Updated]

WRTV 6 is reporting Carl Brizzi had mild heart attached, but expected to be released tomorrow. Impact on deadlines for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Courting controversy: Judges to have a say in range of policy matters"

A very long and essential editorial today by Tracy Warner of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette surveys the important Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - Check out newest summaries of bills of interest to the judiciary

Check out the sixth weekly installment of the Legislative Update for the 2012 legislative session, from The Indiana Judicial Center....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 12, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Supreme Court to hear legislative fines case"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, which includes a link to the order, here is Chris Sikich's story today in the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 09, 2012

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Ind. Courts - Busy day, Supreme Court agrees to hear legislative fines case [Updated]

Niki Kelly of the FWJG tweets:So now the ISC has three major cases going; legislative fines; Daniels deposition in IBM...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Monday, February 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - Marion County Judge Marilyn A. Moores reflects on her year in Afghanistan with the Nat'l. Guard

From Indiana Court Times, this don't miss story begins:Taking a year off from the bench of the Marion County Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 06, 2012

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Ind. Courts - The status of bills of interest to the Judiciary

This week's Legislative Update, published by the Indiana Judicial Center, marks the end of the first half of the session...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 04, 2012

Friday, February 03, 2012

Indd. Courts - "Milwaukee attorney banned from federal courts in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana."

The 7th Circuit decision from Feb. 2, 2012 is In Re: Bridget Boyle-Saxton. Today Bruce Vielmetti of the Milwaukee Journal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 03, 2012

Ind. Courts - "WLKY Investigates: Paying For Prosecutor’s Problem"

A fascinating story from WLKY.com, Louisville, relating to Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson. Recall that Henderson:... the lead prosecutor in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 03, 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - Expedited Super Bowl court deemed success

Watch this evening's story on WRTV 6. A sample:A first-of-its-kind court aimed at expediting complaints against those found in violation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - Yet more on: A new pilot project allowing web cameras in court rooms to be announced

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 29th, today the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial on the Supreme Court's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ind. Courts - "7th Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program Could Have Wide-Ranging Impact"

Read the long article from the Legal Intelligencer here. (Thanks to Appellate Daily)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ind. Courts - Star's Carrie Ritchie reports from Charlie White trial this evening

And we have a jury for #CharlieWhite. Way sooner than expected!— Carrie Ritchie (@CarrieRitchie) January 30, 2012 Opening statements, evidence...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ind. Courts - Even more on: A new pilot project allowing web cameras in court rooms to be announced

"Indiana to experiment again with cameras in the courtroom: 3 Lake County civil courts will take part in a pilot...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - Update on: Marion County Will Elect At Least Four New Judges This Year

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 9th, the ILB has just received this information from a reliable source re the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - Check out newest summaries of bills of interest to the judiciary

Check out the fourth weekly installment of the Legislative Update for the 2012 legislative session, from The Indiana Judicial Center....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Gaming raid leads to lawsuit: Ban on Internet setups called unconstitutional"

That is the headline to a lengthy story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, reported by Rebecca S. Green....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on: A new pilot project allowing web cameras in court rooms to be announced [Updated]

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, the pilot project will involve:... a pilot project for video and audio coverage via webcam of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: A new pilot project allowing web cameras in court rooms to be announced

That is the headline to this ILB entry from earlier today announcing a press conference tomorrow by Chief Justice Shepard....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ind. Courts - A new pilot project allowing web cameras in court rooms to be announced

Notice just received:Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard will announce details of a pilot project allowing web cameras in several...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Judge Punishes Jury Dodger With Shame"

See the story about Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. in the Chicago blog, Chicagoist....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - Long-time judge Charles C. Daugherty dies at 89

Here is the obituary from today's Indianapolis Star....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ind. Courts - State of Indiana v. International Business Machines Corp. is now scheduled for oral argument for Monday, February 13 at 9:00 a.m.

Here is the Supreme Court's order, filed Jan. 9, 2012, granting the emergency petition to accept jurisdiction of the interlocutory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Indianapolis attorney allegedly stole about $600,000

"Lawyer Charged With Cheating Alzheimer's Patient" is the headline to a WRTV 6 story today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - Indiana judges in the news

Breaking story from South Bend Tribune: "St. Joseph County Probate Court Judge Peter Nemeth, 70, announced this morning he is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Former Martinsville city court clerk charged in missing money case"

The long story today ($$), reported by Keith Rhoades, in the Bloomington Herald-Times begins:MARTINSVILLE — After a nine-month investigation, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: "Tippecanoe judge issues cellphone, camera ban for upcoming trial"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 5, 2012, Sophia Voravong reports today in a story headed: "Judges pull back on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Courts - “We let it go too easily to say we need total confidentiality to help the kids,” he said. “I really disagree with that. I think transparency protects the kids.”

A Dec. 2, 2011 Louisville Courier Journal story by Deborah Yetter was headed "Courts - "Kentucky officials agree to produce...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ind. Court - Clark County seeks special property tax; Judge Wentworth hears appeal on property levy

Ben Zion Hershberg has the story in today's Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes from the beginning of the long, involved...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 21, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ind. Law - Court's legislative update for 2012 - Week 3

The Indiana Judicial Center's legislative update for the 2012 session has been updated to include week #3. Scroll though to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 20, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Marion County Will Elect At Least Four New Judges This Year

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 9, 2012, re the Indianapolis Bar Ass'n.-conducted survey to rate those of the 20...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Indianapolis attorney allegedly stole about $600,000

Bill McCleery of the Indianapolis Star has now filed a detailed story - a quote:[P]rosecutors charged Stacy H. Sheedy, an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - What's going on with Charlie White's legal actions?

The Civil Action. Currently waiting for the Supreme Court to act on the motion for emergency transfer to the Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ind. Courts - Indianapolis attorney allegedly stole about $600,000

From the start of the noontime WISH TV story:An Indianapolis attorney and accountant faces charges stemming from allegations she stole...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Judge Magnus-Stinson to Receive Buchanan Award"

Announcement here, at the IBA site....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ind. Courts - Death penalty a costly choice

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had a long Sunday story on the Indiana Public Defender Council...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ind. Courts - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

State, federal, local courts and government offices are closed today, Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Three Monroe Circuit Court judges whose terms expire at the end of 2012 intend to seek another six-year term."

So reports Laura Lane in the Jan. 11, 2012 Bloomington Herald-Times. "They are: Judge Marc R. Kellams, Judge Frances (Francie)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ind. Law - “I figure authors missed the day (in law school) when the First Amendment was discussed”

That is a quote in the Bloomington HeraldTimes today from Sen. Vi Simpson. As Dawn Hewitt reports in the story:Simpson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - New judge will begin work with a murder trial

From the Walker/Roysdon Report in Sunday's Muncie Star-Press:Alan Wilson, recently appointed as judge of Delaware Circuit Court 2 by Gov....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Valpo law students help 'right an injustice'"

Susan Emery had this story in Saturday's NWI Times. Some quotes:VALPARAISO | A team of Valparaiso University law students has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ind. Courts - "'What are you guys doing? I’m a physician,' he reportedly told the officers"

That quote from this Jan. 14th story by Archie Ingersoll of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - the story began:FORT...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ind. Courts - Bad headline, bad lede

From ABC News this evening, a story headed "Federal Judge Upholds Indiana's School Voucher Law, that begins:A federal judge in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ind. Law - Court's legislative update for 2012

The Indiana Court's legislative update for the 2012 session has been updated to include week #2. Scroll though to see...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 14, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Bill would give county councils more control of funds generated by user fees"

Use of probation fees has been a subject of contention between county government and county courts. Today Ben Zion Hershberg...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 13, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Warrick Drug Court offers a second chance at life"

Nathan Blackford posted this story yesterday afternoon on the Evansville Courier & Press website. A few quotes:The program, which started...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 13, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Angie's List sues upstart rival, alleges theft, fraud"

Bruce C. Smith has the story this evening in the Indianapolis Star. It begins:Indianapolis-based consumer rating service Angie’s List filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Justice Steven David should expect some resistance during his visit to Columbia City next week"

So reported Benjamin Lanka in this brief article in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's "Political Notebook" today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Aide in prosecutor’s office back on job after pot run-in"

Updating this ILB entry yesterday on Matter of LeBeau, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: "Justice Shepard reflects on court achievements in final address"

Adding to this entry and this entry from yesterday, here is Charlie Wilson's AP story. The Indianapolis Star has a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Chief Justice Shepard reflects on court achievements in final address"

Eric Bradner has posted this story re today's address on the Evansville Courier & Press website....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Marion County Will Elect At Least Four New Judges This Year

Updating this ILB entry from Monday, Jan. 9th, add one more name, Clayton Graham, who was added sometime after the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Never seen so many robed judges in one place "

Chris Sikich of the Indianapolis Star posted that comment and this photo this afternoon during the State of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ind. Courts - CJ Shepard's final State of the Judiciary address today at 2:00 PM

From the release:Chief Justice of Indiana, Randall T. Shepard, will address a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Retired Judge William G. Conover, 86, of the Court of Appeals of Indiana died Monday"

From a news release just issued by the Indiana Court of Appeals:INDIANAPOLIS – Retired Judge William G. Conover of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ind. Courts - More county judges elect to retire

Yesterday the ILB listed four Marion County judges who have decided not to run for office in 2012. Here are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - Marion County Will Elect At Least Four New Judges This Year

Twenty Marion County Superior Court judges' terms expire in 2012. Here is the list, arranged by party but otherwise...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 09, 2012

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Ind. Courts - Marion County Court Requiring Renewal of Attorney Access Cards

Per the Indianapolis Bar Ass'n. website, this information:The Marion County Court Administrator’s Office has announced the renewal schedule for attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 07, 2012

Friday, January 06, 2012

Ind. Courts - More on: Appellate Clerk announces an entirely new docket by the end of the year

Per this announcement from Nov. 7, 2011, the ILB is eagerly watching for the promised new appellate docket, to replace...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 06, 2012

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - Indy Star subject of age discrimination suit

"Former Indianapolis Star columnist’s age discrimination claim set for jury trial in U.S. District Court on April 24" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Attorneys say drunken driving retrial would be double jeopardy"

This story yesterday by Ruth Ann Krause of the Gary Post-Tribune may be of interest....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - "St. Joe. Courthouse cell phone ban met with surprise"

Recall the stories several years back on the Allen County cellphone ban? See, for instance, this ILB entry from March...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - Ordinance Courts?

Masson's Blog has a post today on HB 1066, which would "allow a city, town, or county to establish an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Clark County courts have new names: consolidation takes efect"

Matt Thacker has the story here, in the Jeffersonville News & Tribune. Some quotes:Clark County’s court consolidation took effect with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Tippecanoe judge issues cellphone, camera ban for upcoming trial" [Updated]

Sophia Voravong reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:A Tippecanoe County judge is banning visitors from using cellphones, cameras and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2012

Monday, January 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Hurley appointed St. Joe magistrate judge"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 24, 2011, headed "Search is on for new magistrate judge in Mishawaka," Mary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 02, 2012

Ind. Courts - "Acting Hammond city court judge takes bench"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 20, 2011, headed "Jeffrey A. Harkin, Judge of Hammond City Court, is hereby suspended...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 02, 2012

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: "'Teen Mom' Star Violates Probation "

Updating two earlier ILB entries, Abbey Doyle of the Anderson Herald Bulletin had this long story Dec. 23rd, headed "'Teen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - Appellate rule changes effective Jan. 1, 2012

Thanks to the ISBA for posting this 9-page article by Maggie Smith of Frost Brown Todd LLC titled "Recent Amendments...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Wallace case pending before disciplinary board"

Adding to a long list of ILB entries referencing "William R. Wallace," the most recent being from Oct. 7, 2011,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Ind. Law - A second challenge to Indiana's 2011 immigration law filed last week in federal court

This time it was in the ND Indiana. Readers will remember that the suit filed immediately after the end of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 26, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on"Judge hears school-voucher lawsuit"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Tom LoBianco of the AP reported late yesterday on the proceeding:An Indianapolis judge plans...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge hears school-voucher lawsuit"

From the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:A Marion Superior Court judge is set to hear arguments today in a lawsuit challenging...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 19, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - Trial in Delaware County on suit that seeks to overturn smoking ban there

Douglas Walker's long story from today's Muncie Star-Press reports:The lawsuit was filed in July -- by the Delaware County Licensed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Supreme Court names special judge to hear Center Twp. small claims court's mandate action

Mary Milz of WTHR 13 had a report last evening on the news the ILB broke on Dec. 14th, with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: "'Teen Mom' Star Violates Probation "

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Plainfield attorney (and ILB supporter) Cara Wieneke writes:You mean you don't watch? I...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - Judges Ass'n. annual judge and journalist awards announced

In a news release dated Dec. 15th, the Indiana Courts announced:Community Relations Committee Awards: The Indiana Judges Association recognizes a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Supreme Court names special judge to hear Center Twp. small claims court's mandate action

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 14th, the 3-page, Dec. 9, 2011 Order Appointing Special Judge is now available....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "'Teen Mom' Star Violates Probation "

I don't watch this show and actually hadn't even heard of it, but I saw this story from WRTV6 last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - "More on: Broker, 2 attorneys are indicted on multiple fraud counts"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Derrick Thomas of WRTV6 had a story this evening (video not yet available,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Real estate deal leads to charges: Broker, 2 attorneys are indicted on multiple fraud counts"

That is the headline to the story in today's Indianapolis Star, reported by Jon Murray. But the giant photo leading...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court names special judge to hear Center Twp. small claims court's mandate action

From an Order issued Dec. 9th by the Supreme Court:Each justice has had the opportunity to review the trustee's motion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Accused drunk driver testifies in his own defense "

Ruth Ann Krause reports in the Gary Post-Tribune in a story that begins:A Valparaiso man on trial in a fatal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - Reactions to this afternoon's oral argument

Shortly after today's oral argument concluded, AG Zoeller released this statement, headed "Attorney General’s statement on appellate hearing in attempted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - Bei Bei Shuai oral argument worth watching

Outstanding oral argument just concluded in Bei Bei Shuai appeal. If you missed the live feed, you may watch it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

iND. cOURTS - "1.8 Million New Cases Filed in Indiana Trial Courts in 2010"

The latest set of Indiana court statistics is now available. Here is the press release. Here is the link to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - Editorials on CJ Shepard's successor

An editorial in the NWI Times, headed "Continue working on Shepard's legacy," reviews the CJ's successes, finding that "Indiana's judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Online commenter IDs may be divulged" says story

Yesterday's oral argument before the Court of Appeals in the case of Indiana Newspaper, Inc., D/B/A/ The Indianapolis Star (for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Inside family court: Drama, tears and a sadly typical day"

Dave Bangert's long story in the Sunday Lafayette Journal Courier begins:So where do you start in telling about a Wednesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Justice Shepard has been one of Indiana's best and brightess"

From the Evansville Courier & Press today, an editorial tribute to Justice Shepard. It begins:When Randy Shepard first appeared on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 11, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Fort Wayne problems collecting parking fines: talks of city court

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 5th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ran this editorial today. Some quotes:City leaders are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Who will be the next Chief Justice of Indiana? [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this morning, I've already read/viewed erroneous reports that "the Governor appoints the Chief Justice"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Statement from AG Zoeller about Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard’s retirement announcement"

Just released from Attorney General Zoeller:"I was privileged to have been present at the investiture of Chief Justice Shepard in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - Who will be the next Chief Justice of Indiana?

In a Dec. 12, 2006 ILB entry headed "Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard has filed for re-appointment as Chief Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Statement from Governor Daniels about Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard’s retirement announcement"

Just released from Gov. Daniels:“Most Hoosiers recognize the historic place Randy Shepard will always hold in Indiana judicial history. What...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - Chief Justice Shepard Will Retire from Supreme Court

Here is the press release, just issued. Some quotes:Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard will leave after a quarter century...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - Announcement from the Supreme Court

Expected any time now ... Perhaps a retirement? Yes, Chief Justice Shepard Will Retire from Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Bei Bei Shuai Appeal set for Dec. 13th; Briefs posted by ILB

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 4th, which makes available to the public both the merit and numerous amicus briefs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Monday, December 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - "School To Pay $100K In Bullying Lawsuit: Family Claims District Didn't Protect Student "

WTHR 6 is reporting this evening:BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. -- A central Indiana school district will pay $100,000 to settle a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - Fort Wayne problems collecting parking fines: talks of city court; duplicate license plate numbers

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 23, 2010, headed "Fort Wayne officials decide not to pursue city court," Benjamin Lanka...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 05, 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - Bei Bei Shuai Appeal set for Dec. 13th; Briefs posted by ILB

Updating a long list of ILB entries on Bei Bei Shuai, the suicidal woman changed with feticide, the Court of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 04, 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - "In his post-swearing-in speech, Justice David said his loyalty to 'the rule of law' would trump partisanship, politics and public pressure"

That is a quote from a story by Maureen Hayden of CNHI, published here in the New Albany News &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - The authoritative voice of the court?

The Lafayette Journal Courier story quoted by the ILB in an entry earlier today included this quote re the authority...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - Court Times article results in shut down of Tippecanoe Court Services charitable program

"Charitable Contributions: When Sentence Conditions Raise Ethical Concerns" was the heading to an article dated Oct. 31, 2011 in Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - " Greenwood Chief Executive wants larger share of court revenue"

A short item from QMix 107.3 News this afternoon:Mayor-Elect of Greenwood Mark Myers wants more money from city courts to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - "ACLU Indiana Defends U.S. Citizen Illegally Detained in Anticipation of Possible Deportation"

From a news release just received:Indianapolis - The ACLU of Indiana today filed a complaint on behalf of a United...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "An Illinois Court Weighs in on the Protection of Anonymous Internet Message Board Speech"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today as it relates to an Indiana case on protecting the anonomity of Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Courts - "An Illinois Court Weighs in on the Protection of Anonymous Internet Message Board Speech"

Julie Hilden has posted a long article for Justia's Verdict - some quotes:When you post an anonymous message on an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Tippecanoe County Courthouse window project end in view"

Dorothy Schneider of the Lafayette Journal Courier has the story today, along with photos. A quote: "It’s costing the county...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - Marion County judge receives public admonition from Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications

From the press release:The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications has issued a Public Admonition to Marion Superior Court Judge Rebekah...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lazy judge" rule changed, effective Jan. 1st

From an article by Tom Carusillo in Indiana Court Times, headed "A New Process for Withdrawing Jurisdiction Due to Delay...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Tippecanoe County tests video conferencing in court"

Dorthy Schneider of the Lafayette Journal Courier reports today that:Video conferencing equipment that is being added at the county courthouse,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - More name changes being processed in Indiana courts

Virginia Black has an interesting story in the South Bend Tribune about more people going to court to change their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 28, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Charitable Contributions: When Sentence Conditions Raise Ethical Concerns"

That is the heading to an article dated Oct. 31, 2011 in Indiana Court Times, authored by Adrienne Meiring, who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Murder trial delayed as judge weighs confession's legality"

From a story yesterday in the Muncie Star-Press, reported by Douglas Walker:NEW CASTLE -- The trial of a convicted felon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Murder trial delayed as judge weighs confession's legality"

From a story yesterday in the Muncie Star-Press, reported by Douglas Walker:NEW CASTLE -- The trial of a convicted felon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 27, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Slaying suspect needs lawyer"

Recall the Nov. 4th ILB entry about the Mooresville man, Edward C. Zaragoza, charged with felony murder but without an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Search is on for new magistrate judge in Mishawaka"

Mary Kay Malone has the story today in the South Bend Tribune. Some quotes:MISHAWAKA — Calling all lawyers: St. Joseph...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ind. Courts - Are traveling trial courts the next thing?

"Starke Circuit Court Goes on the Road" is the headline to this story by "ted" at K99.3 WKVI FM. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Alexandria mayor says city will not replace court judge"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 20th, Sam Brattain of the Anderson Herald Bulletin reported Nov. 19th in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Former Principal Wants Failure To Report Case Tossed: Penn State Case, Paterno Cited In Court Brief"

Updating this ILB entry from March 8, 2011, headed ""Ex-Muncie Central principal charged over handling of rape case"," WRTV6's Joanna...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court heard oral arguments in South Bend yesterday

The oral argument in Andrew Conley v. State of Indiana was heard yesterday at Indiana University – South Bend, followed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Fire postpones sentencing in murder case"

Jeff Wiehe reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a story that begins:BLUFFTON – A large fire in Bluffton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 14, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on "When did rape stop being rape?"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, which quoted a South Bend Tribune story headed "South Bend schools finalist left last job in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "When did rape stop being rape?"

Recall this Aug. 7, 2011 ILB entry about the Muncie Central incident where "School officials did not call police in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - "USA Swimming sued over sex assault" [Updated]

ESPN has posted this AP story about the suit filed Thursday in Marion County Superior Court. Here is the initial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - Court task force to address problems with current judgment docket system

An Indiana Court Times article today by Jeffrey Wiese reports:A high profile working group has been formed to review the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Supreme Court agrees to permit bulk distribution of and also remote access to the records of those courts using the Odyssey case management system

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 14th, and this follow-up from Sept. 15th, the Oct. 2011 edition of Doxpop Docket...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Appeal of Bei Bei Shuai bond denial

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, the Clerk's docket is now accessible and has provided this additional information:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Appeal of Bei Bei Shuai bond denial awaiting completion of briefing

Updating a long list of ILB entries on Bei Bei Shuai, the suicidal woman changed with feticide, including this post...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Monday, November 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - Appellate Clerk announces an entirely new docket by the end of the year

"Long-Awaited Changes to Clerk of Courts Website Are Finally Coming" is the heading to this article by state Court Clerk...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 07, 2011

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Disciplinary charges have been filed against the Hammond City Court Judge, Jeffrey A. Harkin

Updating this ILB entry from June 30, 2011, Bill Dolan reported this weekend in the NWI Times, in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Emotions run high at trial"

Story by Mary Kate Malone of the South Bend Tribune about a contentious trial - it begins:SOUTH BEND - The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - "South Bend attorney to be sentenced in fraud case"

Megan Bastedo reported for WNDU News Friday evening via a brief story that began:A South Bend attorney will be sentenced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 06, 2011

Friday, November 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Journalists Learn About the Courts"

Here is an article by Kathryn Dolan, Indiana Supreme Court Public Information Officer, in the most recent issue of Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Simon sues State of Indiana to force sales tax collections from Amazon.com"

Dana Hunsinger Benbow has the story here in the Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:Simon Property Group today filed a lawsuit against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Mom sues Franklin Township schools over bus fees: Mom's suit says charge violates state constitution"

That is the headline to an Indianapolis Star story reported by Carrie Ritchie. Some quotes:Lora Hoagland struggles to get her...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 04, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - Chesterton: "Restraining order issued in Saturday deck collapse"

This Oct. 26th report in the Chesterton Tribune, from Kevin Nevers, has some interesting parallels to the State Fair stage...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "EFF and Five News Organizations Ask Indiana Court to Protect Anonymity of Indy Star Commenter"

Updating this ILB entry from July 9, 2011, the Court of Appeals has now granted and set a date for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Former deputy prosecutor Sean Persin to be sworn in as Tippecanoe magistrate"

The story is in the Lafayette Journal Courier. A quote:http://www.jconline.com/article/20111024/NEWS/110240307/1001/news...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - Allen County Judges, magistrates dealt pay cut: County Council prunes probation staff; sheriff cries foul"

From Vivian Sade of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:The Allen County Council approved pay cuts Thursday for 19 county judges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 21, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - Unfortunate story at Indy 6News

Headed "Ethics Scandal Zaps Former Duke Energy Attorney:Scott Storms Stripped Of Law License, Fined," the story from last evening concludes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Tell City attorney pleads guilty to disorderly conduct"

A brief story in the Perry County News reports:TELL CITY – A Tell City attorney arrested last year pleaded guilty...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Alexandria mayor says city will not replace court judge"

Sam Brattain reports in the Anderson Herald Bulletin:ALEXANDRIA, Ind. — Mayor Jack Woods said on Wednesday that he does not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Treatment of suicidal woman who killed her infant is protested"

Updating this long list of ILB entries on Bei Bei Shuai, the most recent of which was July 28, 2011,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ind. Courts - AK Steel challenging constitutionality of tax measure that applies only to aging steel mills in the northern part of the state

Mark Wilson has the somewhat complicated story today in the Evansville Courier & Press. A few quotes:AK Steel will continue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on: The new expungement (restricted access) law ...

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 14th, which began: "The ILB has received some reader reaction to Article 39 ...",...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Indiana's first African American federal judge 'had the great fortune to have great mentors'"

Grace Schneider has this feature story today in the Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes:Tanya Walton Pratt acknowledges she was in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - Delaware Circuit Court 2 Judge Richard Dailey retired Friday

Here is the long story from yesterday's Muncie Star Press, reported by Douglas Walker. Some quotes:MUNCIE -- After more than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - Court of Appeals names DeAgostino as communications director

From the news release:INDIANAPOLIS – The Court of Appeals of Indiana has contracted Martin DeAgostino as Communications Director for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 14, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - The new expungement (restricted access) law ...

Yesterday and again this morning the ILB posted about the meeting of a legislative interim committee looking at the expungement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Less than half of Lake County's drunken drivers are convicted of that charge"

Updating this ILB entry from Sunday, Oct. 9th, quoting from a long investigative story in the NWI Times, reported by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - Interesting tweet ...

A tweet this evening from the Lafayette Journal Courier courts reporter:Sophia Voravong Something I'll never understand: Why can 5 of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge: City Court in Crown Point making money "

Carrie Napoleon of the Gary Post-Tribune reports:CROWN POINT — It may appear the city court is running in the red,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Hogsett brings more muscle to crimefighting: U.S. attorney boosts Evansville efforts"

Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press has the long story today -- some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS — After one year...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Less than half of Lake County's drunken drivers are convicted of that charge"

That is the headline to a long story today in the NWI Times, reported by Marisa Kwiatkowski.From a side-bar:This is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 09, 2011

Friday, October 07, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court determines "best practices" not appropriate for formal rulemaking

In early January the Attorney General issued a press release and filed a 7-page petition with the Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Blogger Jailed; Allegedly Threatened Dearborn Judge"

Updating this story from April 28th and this one from March 11, 2011, Eagle Country 99.3 FM has an Oct....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 07, 2011

Ind. Court - Asphalt plant lawsuit and statute of limitations issue

Interesting story yesterday by David A. Mann of the Jeffersonville News and Tribune. Some quotes:JEFFERSONVILLE — Motions for summary judgment,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 07, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on David Camm's oral argument Tuesday before the COA

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, here are the video reports from two stations that give a brief taste of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 06, 2011

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: COA oral argument in David Camm interlocutory appeal

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Oct. 4th, Harold J. Adams of the Louisville Courier-Journal has this report today -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Gibson attorney pleads guilty to pornography, obstructing justice charges"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 4th, Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:PRINCETON, Ind. — Attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - "A new clock tower was lifted into place atop the Randolph county courthouse on Monday"

Great photos of the clock tower being lifted in place accompany this comprehensive story today in the Muncie Star-Press, reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: COA oral argument in David Camm interlocutory appeal on Tuesday, Oct. 4th

Today is the oral argument before a COA panel on the most recent David Camm appeal. As noted before, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Randolph County Courthouse clock involved in crash"

The good news is the clock survived the crash. But the news yesterday was "Randolph County waiting on weather to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 01, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - Community Court of Indianapolis hopes community service has impact on minor lawbreakers

John Tuohy reports in today's Indianapolis Star about the Community Court of Indianapolis, now celebrating its 10th year. Some quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - Greene County approves final BANs courthouse refinance payment

Updating this June 23, 2011 entry headed "Settlement offer is on the table in 8-year-old courthouse project legal fight," Nick...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - Adams County court security a growing concern

So reports J. Swygart in this story dated Sept. 29 in the Decatur Daily Democrat. Some quotes:The location of a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Randolph County Courthouse clock involved in crash"

After dozens of stories about the Randolph County Courthouse and whether it should be torn down, abandoned, or restored, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Audit says $310,325 missing from Merrillville Town Court"

Dan Carden has the story this afternoon on the NWI Times site, along with a link to the SBA audit....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Problems were discovered when the courthouse exterior was probed by fiber-optic cameras earlier this year"

A story Saturday in the Lafayette Journal-Courier, accompanied by a great, back-to-the-60s, LSD-like photo, reports:Cracks and other weaknesses on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 25, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ind. Courts - More than 400 applicants passed the July 2011 Indiana bar exam.

From the press release:The two-day written exam was given in July 2011. Of the 536 applicants who sat for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Knox City Council Considers Discontinuing City Court"

Updating this ILB entry from August 27, 2011, a Sept. 21st story from K99.3 WKVI FM, headed "Knox City Council...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Delaware County jury to decide circumcision case"

From a long story by Doug Walker in the Sept. 18, 2011 Muncie Star-Press: A Delaware Circuit Court 4 jury...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - Even more reason to support the ILB?

Apparently the Indianapolis Star is cutting back on its coverage. Current (until today) courts reporter Carrie Ritchie tweeted this morning:Courts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Small claims court could move from City-County Building"

Scott Olson has a long report here, in the IBJ. It begins:The Center Township trustee is pushing to move the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ind. Courts - " Judge predicts issues with leaner Cass County budget"

In the Logansport Pharos Tribune yesterday, this story by Kelly Hawes - some quotes:Cass Superior Court II Judge Rick Maughmer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ind. Courts - "No-shows plague jury trials in Indiana, Kentucky"

Harold J. Adams has the long story in today's Louisville Courier Journal. A few quotes:Though it is unusual for a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 18, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - Public Comments Being Accepted as Court Considers Possible Changes to the Senior Judge Program

The Indiana Supreme Court is seeking comments from the public, bar and bench on possible changes to the senior judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Ind. Judges Ban Court Employees' Facebook, Twitter Postings"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 15th, here is the "Social Media and Social Networking Policy for Chambers’ Staff," for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 16, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Supreme Court agrees to permit bulk distribution of and also remote access to the records of those courts using the Odyssey case management system

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, see also this entry in the Doxpop blog, discussing the order....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Ind. Judges Ban Court Employees' Facebook, Twitter Postings"

That is the headline to this story by Stephanie Rabiner on the national FindLaw Strategist website, that warns: "Get ready...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Within the last five years between $988,000 and $1,040,000 may have been paid to managers and workers who ran the post’s bingo games"

Archie Ingersoll has the story in today's Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:FORT WAYNE – Five people were charged Wednesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court agrees to permit bulk distribution of and also remote access to the records of those courts using the Odyssey case management system

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court voted to make Odyssey bulk data available to third party vendors. Attached is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Knightstown judge sues to save town court"

On Feb. 21, 2011, the ILB posted this entry headed "Knightstown council wants new judge to be an attorney." On...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - Even more on "Richmond Republicans and Democrats joined forces Thursday seeking to halt a revised state law that would leave unopposed candidates off the ballot this fall"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 12, this from an editorial today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:Looks as if Greater...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Children to testify by closed-circuit TV in molest trial"

Mark Wilson has the story today in the Evansville Courier & Press. Some quotes:Two children won't have to directly face...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - Lawsuit filed challenging a labor provision of this year's budget bill on constitutional grounds

On August 31, AFSCME Council 62 filed a lawsuit challenging two chapters of the budget and appropriations bill (HEA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Appeal Filed On Big Long Lake Pier Ruling"

From WLKI, Friday, September 9th, 2011:(LAGRANGE) - A group of lake front property owners has petitioned the Department of Natural...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Stage Collapse - The 1963 Coliseum Explosion, the end of sovereign immunity, and the enactment of the tort claims statute -- Part I

Nearly 50 years ago, on Halloween night, October 31, 1963, a massive explosion rocked the State Fair Fair Coliseum in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - Clerk of Court will now again allow attorneys to pay their annual registration fee by check

Some of us were irked to learn that the new requirement that Indiana attorneys pay their annual registration online prohibits...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 09, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - New SD Ind. Magistrate Judge LaRue to be sworn-in tomorrow

From the press release:The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana announced that a formal swearing-in ceremony...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Legal error delays work at Union County Courthouse: General Assembly's failure to set common wages as stalled courthouse drainage project"

Updating this ILB entry from August 18th, where the Richmond Palladium-Item reported:LIBERTY, Ind. -- An omission by the Indiana General...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Stage Collapse - The 1963 Coliseum Explosion, the end of sovereign immunity, and the enactment of the tort claims statute -- Part II

This is Part II of a two-part series providing hard-to-find background information on the 1963 Coliseum Explosion, the end of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Ind. Courts- Plowman bribery trial starts this week in federal court

Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star's report here. A quote:Former City-County Councilman Lincoln Plowman's trial this week on federal bribery...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Did Martinsville boy know gun that killed his brother was loaded?" [Updated]

Charles Wilson of the AP reports on the bench trial underway today in Martinsville. A quote:Testimony began today before a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - Delaware County courts' new social media policy discussed

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 5th, which includes a link to the Sept. 1st story headed "Delaware Circuit Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Monday, September 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - New court sought; new programs proposed

"New court for families sought: County awaits state decision on grant application" is the heading of a story by Mary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 05, 2011

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Just months after the Evansville Bar Association unveiled the restored superior courtroom inside the Old Courthouse in Downtown Evansville, it is at risk for water damage"

Some quotes from the story today in the Evansville Courier & Press, reported by Richard Gootee:The potential problem was first...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Gibson attorney pleads guilty to pornography, obstructing justice charges"

For background start with this ILB entry from Feb. 9, 2011. Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier & Press reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - Deaths, retirements

J. Patrick Endsley, United States Magistrate Judge, Retired, died Sept. 1, 2011. Delaware Circuit Court 2 Judge Richard Dailey, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Richmond Republicans and Democrats joined forces Thursday seeking to halt a revised state law that would leave unopposed candidates off the ballot this fall"

Updating this ILB entry from Friday, Sept. 2nd, here are a number of stories: An editorial from the Evansville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 04, 2011

Friday, September 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Richmond Republicans and Democrats joined forces Thursday seeking to halt a revised state law that would leave unopposed candidates off the ballot this fall"

So reports Bill Engle today in the Richmond Palladium-Item. More from the story:They filed a lawsuit late Thursday in Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 02, 2011

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - Delaware Circuit Court adopts social networking policy

Here is the two-page policy, signed by all five Delaware Circuit Court judges. It begins:The code of Judicial conduct requires...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 01, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Dean Kruse accused of felony theft"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Angela Mapes Turner, who reported the lengthy Sunday Fort Wayne Journal Gazette story on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Clark County's property-tax lawsuit to be heard Oct. 28"

Ben Zion Hershberg reports this afternoon in the Louisville Courier Journal:The Indiana Tax Court has scheduled a hearing on Oct....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Dean Kruse accused of felony theft"

Rebecca S. Green has a brief report this afternoon in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, to be expanded in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Fifth fair lawsuit now pending"

WISH TV has posted this story this morning....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Pretrial diversion: Is it a judicial tool or a revolving door? Prosecutor's office gets much of its funding from fees paid by underage drinkers"

That is the headline to a great story in the Sunday Bloomington Herald-Times ($$$), reported by Laura Lane. (As this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Dean Kruse still faces many legal battles: Auctioneer has made good on many debts in effort to get license back"

A lengthy feature story in the Sunday Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, reported by Angela Mapes Turner, on former state Representative...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 29, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Knox City Council Considers Discontinuing City Court"

From K99.3 WKVI FM, dated Aug. 26th:The Knox City Council is considering doing away with the Knox City Court. Following...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Defense seeks to suppress video in Martinsville 11-year-old’s murder trial"

From a story dated August 23 in the Martinsville Reporter-Times (no reporter identified):Statements made by Nathan Butler, 11, related to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge Fundraiser Offers 'Favorable Ruling' For Donations"

The ILB is late reporting this. First there was the story last Friday - here is coverage from 6News' Derrik...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ind. Courts - Updated story on: "Prank gone awry could land teen in prison"

The Indianapolis Star has an updated version this morning of Jon Murray's story, first posted last evening. Some quotes:The Rush...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: "Prank gone awry could land teen in prison: Experts question appropriateness of felony charge after student placed sex doll in school bathroom"

Updating this ILB entry from July 5th, and its update from the same day, Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - Legal setting for state fair stage collapse claims

Two stories from the IBJ outline the limits on claims: "Damage cap limits state's potential losses from concert tragedy" by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - Feature on Clark County probation officer

Dale Moss of the Louisville Courier Journal has a feature story on Denise Poukish, a probation officer for Clark Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 22, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lawsuits filed on behalf of couple in State Fair collapse seek at least $60M: Partners attended Sugarland show, but only one left fairgrounds alive"

That is the headline to this lengthy Indianapolis Star story today, byline Jon Murray. Some quotes:Friday, as two investigative consultants...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lawsuits seek fairgrounds injunction"

WISH TV is reporting briefly on two suits filed in LaPorte County:... asking a local judge to issue an injunction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ind. Courts - ACLU sues in federal court "to block South Bend from spending $1.2 million to buy a Family Dollar store and selling the property for $1 to the local Roman Catholic diocese"

So reports the AP's Tom Coyle today in a story published in the Chicago Tribune. Some quotes:"We hope to protect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Plea deal reached in former Harrison sheriff Mike Deatrick's sexual-battery case"

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries, Grace Schneider has this story in today's Louisville Courier Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Legal error delays work at Union County Courthouse: General Assembly's failure to set common wages as stalled courthouse drainage project"

Pam Tharp reports today in the Richmond Palladium-Item in a story that begins:LIBERTY, Ind. -- An omission by the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: "You can't keep a good building down": The Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison reopens

Updating this ILB entry from August 8th, WHAS11.com reports:MADISON, Ind. -- More than two years after a three-alarm fire heavily...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Corydon attorney arrested for manufacturing meth"

Matt Thacker reports in the New Albany News & Tribune:CORYDON — A Corydon attorney was arrested early Tuesday morning accused...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Cost of capital cases doesn't add up to the price paid by victims"

That is the headline to this editorial today in the Evansville Courier & Press:Less than a week after a Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - Charlie White trial postposed again

Carrie Ritchie of the IndyStar has the story - some quotes:Secretary of State Charlie White's criminal trial has been postponed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 15, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - "IMPD Officer David Bisard's trial could be delayed another year."

Deanna Dewberry of WISHTV had this story late last evening. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - IMPD Officer David Bisard's trial could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge hears pros, cons in voucher suit"

Niki Kelly has good coverage today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette of yesterday's hearing yesterday on a preliminary injunction...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - Even more on: Vouchers before the bench August 11th

Expanded coverage by Charles Wilson of the AP of this morning's hearing on the voucher law challenge is now available....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Vouchers before the bench August 11th

Charles Wilson of the AP reports: A judge says he won't rule until next week on a request to block...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: The Indiana Public Defender Commission’s annual report for 2010-2011 is now available online

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has this editorial today, headed "Eight years later, county still reaping...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Vouchers before the bench August 11th

Updating this ILB entry from August 8th, Indy6News reports this morning under the headline "School Vouchers In Demand As Lawsuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Changes Proposed to Marion Criminal Law Local Rules"

See the Indianapolis Bar Association blog's entry here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Appeals court will be asked to consider release of grand jury transcript in homicide case"

So reports Sophia Voravong today in the Lafayette Journal Courier. The issue is "whether suspects charged with murder in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - The Indiana Public Defender Commission’s annual report for 2010-2011 is now available online

Access it here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Monday, August 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - "You can't keep a good building down": The Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison reopens

Peggy Vlerebome of the Madison Courier has the happy story, along with a striking photo apparently taken over two years,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - Vouchers before the bench August 11th

From the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's "The Week Ahead" column this morning:Indiana’s new voucher law goes before a judge in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 08, 2011

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lake Judge Stefaniak said he would not tolerate lawyers using race as an excuse to exclude whites from a jury"

That is a quote from a long story today in the NWI Times, reported by Bill Dolan, and headlined "Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "A year later, crash still reverberates: Bisard case changed many things, but the grief remains"

The heading is from a long story Saturday by Jon Murray in the Indianapolis Star. Read it here. For background,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "When did rape stop being rape?"

Recall the Muncie Central incident where "School officials did not call police in after the victim reported having been raped...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Seeking death penalty in Indiana is expensive, often unsuccessful"

Some quotes from Mark Wilson's very long story (that I can't even begin to summarize) in the Sunday Evansville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Old drug forfeiture cases never die, nor fade away"

An article by Ball State prof Larry Riley in the Sunday Muncie Star-Press, relating the circumstances of one "drug forfeiture"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "How's trial going? Ask the 'shadow jurors'"

From Mary Kate Malone's long story in Saturday's South Bend Tribune:SOUTH BEND - With $10 million on the line in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 07, 2011

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - Another document in the Meredith voucher law challenge

Updating the July 21st ILB entry headed Still more on "Teachers' union seeks to block voucher law," which included links...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Porter County judges face increased caseloads"

Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper had guest commentary in the Sunday NWI Times, explaining the the average caseload increase...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Clark County officials hope suit will solve fiscal crisis"

In a lengthy story this weekend, Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal reported:Clark County officials hope a lawsuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 01, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - Appeal of Bei Bei Shuai bond denial awaiting completion of briefing

As noted in this ILB entry from June 28, 2011 (one month ago), on June 6th, the day that "Marion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Late payment fee OK'd for violations"

From a brief item in the South Bend Tribune:SOUTH BEND -- Beginning Monday, a late payment fee of $25 will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - How does the death penalty appeals process work? [Updated]

If you are not an attorney, or do not do criminal or death row appeals, the process can be confusing....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - Judge Robert H. Staton dies at 86 [Updated]

From today' obituary in the Indianapolis Star:Judge Staton had a distinguished career as an attorney, jurist, and author. He was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Teachers' union seeks to block voucher law" [Updated]

Okay, good news. Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, the ILB has received and is posting the documents...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - Long-time Kosciusko County judge dies at 83

From the Warsaw Times-Union:Long-time local judge Hon. Charles R. “Bob” Burner, who sat on the first bench of the Kosciusko...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Murder witness faces contempt trial: Prosecutors using unprecedented tactic to seek lengthy sentence"

From the July 20th New Albany News & Tribune, a long story by Matt Thacker. Some quotes:JEFFERSONVILLE — The cousin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Teachers' union seeks to block voucher law"

Reading Carrie Ritchie's story today in the Indianapolis Star, that begins "Two Indianapolis mothers are trying to join the state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Commissioners close Jackson courthouse: Air conditioning system fails"

The Seymour Tribune reports this morning:Jackson County Board of Commissioners closed the courthouse in Brownstown on Thursday because of air...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - Law School for Journalists

I spent the day at the 2nd annual Law School for Journalists, put on by the Indiana Courts. I met...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "In Debt Collecting, Location Matters"

If you couldn't access the $$$ WSJ story the ILB wrote about early yesterday on the Pike Twp. small claims...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Courts - "Ohio voters to decide issue of judges’ age"

By Indiana statute, appellate court judges must retire at age 75. Until this year's legislative session, many trial court judges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 18, 2011

Ind. Courts - "In Debt Collecting, Location Matters"

That is the headline of a $$$ lengthy WSJ story today by Jessica Silver-Greenberg. The dateline is Marion County Indiana....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Courts - "Feds, states in dispute over court interpreters;" and more from Indiana

Dave Collins of the AP has this very long story today. Here are some quotes:HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Annie Ling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: AG sues LaGrange County Clerk

Updating this July 13th ILB entry that quoted a long press release from Attorney General Zoeller, here is a long,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - More on: "Legal challenges can cost taxpayers: Suits involving Medicaid, immigration have been filed"

Referencing this story from earlier today, a reader commented:This afternoon I noticed the article concerning some pending lawsuits possibly affecting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - "It is not too late for prosecutors to dismiss this case."

That is a quote from the final paragraph of this op/ed today in the Indianapolis Star, authored by David Orentlicher...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 15, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - AG sues LaGrange County Clerk

From a long press release issued yesterday:INDIANAPOLIS - Today Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a civil suit against the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Court's gag order on Choate case far-reaching"

Susan Brown reported last evening for the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Diane Boswell's order "gagging" people...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - "When Judge Fran Gull recently took a 19-year-old drunk driver’s guilty plea, she asked the teen whether she knew her plea could affect her immigration status"

How the 2010 SCOTUS decision in Padilla v. Kentucky is being implemented in Indiana is the subject of a long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Paoli Peaks sues landowner's heirs over trees: Ski resort says dispute actually is about rent"

Bruce C. Smith reports today in the Indianapolis Star - Here are some quotes:The trees on the hills of popular...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - "EFF and Five News Organizations Ask Indiana Court to Protect Anonymity of Indy Star Commenter"

From a lengthy March 3, 2011 story by Mikel Livingston of the Lafayette Journal Courier:A pair of recent court rulings...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 09, 2011

Friday, July 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Incest charges refiled in ’02 Huntington case"

Rebecca S. Green reported July 7th in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Nearly 10 years after prosecutors dismissed a case against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Jeffrey Weisheit likely to get new lead defense attorney on Friday"

This story is an interesting commentary on death penalty representation requirements in Indiana. Mark Wilson reports in the Evansville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Community Pharmacies files to enjoin FSSA 38% dispensing fee reduction

Updating this ILB entry from last Sunday (which includes the the complaint and the supporting brief, both filed July 1,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 08, 2011

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "IUPUI’s Center for Criminal Justice Research lands $405,000 grant to review effectiveness of Indiana’s criminal justice programs"

That is the headline from a news release received yesterday (that doesn't seem to be available online) that begins:Indianapolis—The Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 07, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - "St. Joseph County prosecutor, judges, sheriff receive bump in pay"

On June 17th the ILB posted this entry, that began:Updating this ILB entry from May 2, and the update from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Brizzi reports that disciplinary charges against him may be dropped

Updating this ILB entry from June 30th, here finally is a copy of hearing officer Judge Charles D. O'Connor's 15-page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: "Prank gone awry could land teen in prison: Experts question appropriateness of felony charge after student placed sex doll in school bathroom"

Updating this entry from this morning, Jon Murray of the IndyStar has now posted the 7-page charging document in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker presided over the naturalization ceremony in Indianapolis on Friday, July 1, 2011"

Here, thanks to the Indiana State Bar Association, are photos of last Friday's annual naturalization ceremony. This is a festive...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Prank gone awry could land teen in prison: Experts question appropriateness of felony charge after student placed sex doll in school bathroom"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star has a long story today about a Rushville incident that has led to national...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Monday, July 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - Bail bond article from Evansville Courier & Press

Mark Wilson's informative story is available here in the Evansville C&P. Some quotes from the lengthy report:While state law dictates...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 04, 2011

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - "In an unusual move in a private lawsuit, the state of Indiana has weighed in on the side of WellPoint, joining its call for dismissal"

That quote is from a lengthy, front-page, above-the-fold story in today's Sunday Star, reported by Jeff Swiatek. More:Two shareholder lawsuits,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - Community Pharmacies files to enjoin FSSA 38% dispensing fee reduction

From the Indiana Pharmacists Alliance press release:This afternoon, the Community Pharmacies of Indiana and Williams Brothers Healthcare Pharmacy filed a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 03, 2011

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - Notre Dame acts in two high-profile cases ILB has followed

"Notre Dame making changes to sexual assault response" is the heading to this long, detailed WISH TV/AP story. It begins:SOUTH...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 02, 2011

Friday, July 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Teachers' union seeks to block voucher law" [Updated]

Niki Kelly has the story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:The Indiana State Teachers Association filed a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 01, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Courts - "Justice Ginsburg reflects on term, leadership role"

Joan Biskupic of USA Today has a nice interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - a sample:Ginsburg's new status on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - Disciplinary charges have been filed against the Hammond City Court Judge, Jeffrey A. Harkin

Here is the long news release from the Indiana Courts. A quote:Two of the three counts of misconduct include allegations...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Brizzi reports that disciplinary charges against him may be dropped

Update - The ILB is attempting to obtain a copy of the hearing officer's recommendation in the Carl Brizzi matter....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - Brizzi reports that disciplinary charges against him may be dropped [Updated]

See the WISH TV story here. See this Oct. 20, 2009 ILB entry headed "Hearing Officer Appointed In Brizzi Matter."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - What might come down this week from our Supreme Court?

June 30th marks the end of our Supreme Court's fiscal and reporting year. What opinions might we see this week?...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: Indiana's new expungement law

"Mercy for DWI driver overturned: Justices say Noble court lacks power"; Indiana's new expungement law" was the heading on an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - Concluding "Life, Death and Insurance: Indiana's $15 Million Mystery "

The ILB has a long list of entries on this story, which first broke in the April 10, 2010 WSJournal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Daniel Wilkes sentencing retrial ...

Updating this ILB entry from June 22nd, the appeal hearing of Daniel Ray Wilkes’ death sentence continues in Evansville and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Settlement offer is on the table in 8-year-old courthouse project legal fight"

That is the headline to this long "breaking news" story posted by Nick Schneider, Assistant Editor, on the Greene County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ind. Courts - Judges Association looking for nominations for annual award

Here is the press release. It begins:The Indiana Judges Association is accepting nominations for the 2011 Commendation for Excellence in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Supreme Court adds new Evidence Rule 617

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 16, 2009, Thomas P. Sullivan, a partner at Jenner & Block LLP in Chicago,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ind. Courts - Extra info about Rotunda Filing in Indiana

IU Prof. Eric Rasmusen sends along this blog entry (see the original here):This is a quickie webpage with some extra...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - Daniel Wilkes sentencing retrial ...

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries about the case of Wilkes v. State of Indiana, Mark Wilson of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - What about a Supreme Court petition for rehearing?

On June 16, 2011 the Supreme Court responded to a petition for rehearing in Charlie White, et al. v. Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Federal court challenge of Ind. immigration law begins"

Heather Gillers has expanded coverage this morning in the Indianapolis Star of yesterday's immigration law challenge before federal Judge Barker....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Federal court challenge of Ind. immigration law begins" [Updated twice]

Updating Friday's ILB entry, Heather Gillers of the Indianapolis Star posted this story at few minutes before the 2 pm...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Fountain County in quandary over courthouse's murals"

A long story today in the Lafayette Journal Courier, reported by Mikel Livingston, begins:Historic murals on the walls of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Allen Superior Court officials told the Allen County Council on Thursday that they would like to explore the idea of using technology to help the public maneuver through the court-system maze"

Vivian Sade has this interesting story this morning in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - some quotes:The idea for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ind. Courts - Surprise filing by US DOJ may extend timetable in Planned Parenthood case

Updating this entry yesterday, which includes a link to the US DOJ brief, Heather Gillers of the Indianapolis Star has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "IU audit: 1 in 3 cocaine tests in criminal cases bad"

Updating yesterday's entry, here is Tim Evans full, front-page story in this morning's Indy Star....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on "ACLU files suit over new immigration law"

Updating this ILB entry from May 26th, and this update from June 10th, Charles Wilson of the AP reports this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - "IU audit: 1 in 3 cocaine tests in criminal cases bad"

Looking forward to reading the full story in the Indy Star tomorrow. Tim Evans reports this afternoon that:Nearly one of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Judges Crack Down On Social Media Use Inside Courtrooms: Juror Caught Tweeting During Court Cases"

Updating this ILB entry from June 16th, it turns out there is an entire blog called Juries, with an entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - Even more on: Chevron and federal administrative agency v. state agency

Re the surprise brief filed last evening by the US DOJ, the AP's Ken Kusmer is now reporting:U.S. District Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: New budget bill puts judges' and prosecutors' pay raises in Chief Justice's court

Updating this ILB entry from May 2, and the update from May 8th, Chief Justice Shepard has now posted an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Chevron and federal administrative agency v. state agency

Updating this ILB entry from June 15th, Ken Kusmer of the AP reports on a brief filed last evening by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Judges Crack Down On Social Media Use Inside Courtrooms: Juror Caught Tweeting During Court Cases"

The quote from this earlier ILB entry today ended:If jurors ignore the judge and Tweet anyway, they could be held...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Experienced Attorneys to Lead Board of Law Examiners and State Public Defender's Office"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, a press release from the Supreme Court announces:The Indiana Supreme Court named two accomplished attorneys as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Tow companies accuse city of collusion, favoritism in awarding bids"

Updating earlier ILB entries, including this one from May 18th headed "Proposed city ordinance to target "predatory" towing practices," and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judges Crack Down On Social Media Use Inside Courtrooms: Juror Caught Tweeting During Court Cases"

From 6News:The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered trial courts to give strict instructions that jurors are not to use cellphones,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - New public defender named

Updating this ILB entry from March 11, 2011, the ILB has learned that Steve Owens is the new state Public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - Chevron and federal administrative agency v. state agency [Updated]

Updating earlier ILB entries, interesting legal issues are developing in the Indiana Planned Parenthood case, per this story by AP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Annual list of lawyers suspended for failing to pay registration fees or comply with CLE requirements

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, the annual Order of Suspension of Certain Attorneys, etc.; filed May 26, 2011, has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - Annual list of lawyers suspended for failing to pay registration fees or comply with CLE requirements

Last year on May 18th the ILB posted this entry, linking to the then recently-posted (5/14/10) annual list of lawyers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - Steve Johnson will be retiring from IPAC July 1

Steve Johnson will be retiring from Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council July 1. The ILB has seen no announcement, but a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Crown Point Courthouse campaign featured in latest Indiana Landmarks magazine"

Updating this June 3rd ILB entry quoting a story headed "Crown Point billionaire challenges public to patch up courthouse," today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - 7th Circuit reappoints Southern Indiana Bankruptcy Judge Anthony Metz III to a second 14-year term

Brief story here in the Evansville C&P....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Defense attorney for death penalty case dies"

Mark Wilson reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:Timothy Dodd, an Evansville lawyer well-known as a defense attorney and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 11, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - FBI and federal prosecutors in South Bend dragged in to marital dispute

The story, headed "Charges Dropped In Facebook Spy Vs. Spy Case," is at the Smoking Gun website, with links to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "ACLU files suit over new immigration law"

Updating this ILB entry from May 26th, the Indianapolis Star today has a brief "status report," headed "Where Indiana's law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 10, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - Even more on: Hearing on Planned Parenthood funding cutoff this morning in federal court

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, that ended with the ILB comment that our AG seemed to be urging that Planned Parenthood...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lake County might cut public defender staff"

Some quotes from a story in the NWI Times today, reported by Bill Dolan:CROWN POINT | Lake County officials may...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Hearing on Planned Parenthood funding cutoff this morning in federal court

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener has a post today on the Louisville Courier Journal Politics blog headed "Indiana’s Daniels doesn’t fade from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Hearing on Planned Parenthood funding cutoff this morning in federal court [Updated]

Jim Shella of WISH TV has posted this story on this morning's hearings, that concludes:Planned Parenthood of Indiana says that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Juvenile justice behind the curve?"

Susan Brown had the story this morning in the NWI Times. The long story begins:States are taking a hard look...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 06, 2011

Environment - "Supreme Court Declines to Take GE Challenge of Superfund"

Lawrence Hurley reports on the NY Times website today in a story that begins:The Supreme Court decided today not to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 06, 2011

Friday, June 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - Porter and Lake County courthouses in the news

"Porter County courthouse shut down by water main break" is the headline to this story today from James D. Wolf...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 03, 2011

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - Complete list of filing fees and costs

The St. Joseph Probate Court has posted online the complete, current, 7-page list of filing fees/costs collected by the clerks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Courts - More on "Ky. S.Ct: fathers of children conceived during affairs have parental rights"

Recall this ILB entry from last week, I had hoped to give the Indiana position, and thanks to an email...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Oral farm lease sprouts trouble: Farm dispute a lesson in what can be left in doubt without a written contract"

Virginia Rainsbottom had this interesting story in the May 29th South Bend Tribune. Some quotes:ARGOS -- Old-fashioned oral farm rental...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on "U.S. District Court in Indianapolis names new magistrate judge"

Updating this March 2, 2011 ILB entry, a May 24th press release:The Hon. Denise K. LaRue Sworn in as Magistrate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ind. Courts - "ACLU files suit over new immigration law"

In today's Indianapolis Star, Dan McFeely reports on the ACLU challenge to SEA 590. The Star includes a link to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Clark judges sue county council over budget cuts"

Some quotes from a story yesterday in the Louisville Courier Journal, reported by Ben Zion Hershberg:Clark County’s superior and circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - Again on: "Magistrates failing to keep up with case loads"

Updating a list of earlier ILB entries, the most recent from Oct. 7, 2010, John Scheibel reports today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Complaint against Hammond city attorney dismissed"

An odd story from Pete Nickeas of the NWI Times. As the story relates:"The complaint was considered by this office...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge offers ‘accountability court’ to help ex-inmates stay out of jail"

A lengthy story today in the Bloomington Herald-Times ($$), reported by Laura Lane, includes this section:For the past few years,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - "New law gives juvenile judges means to intervene early"

This story by Maureen Hayden of CNHI news, subheaded "New law gives juvenile judges means to intervene early", reports:INDIANAPOLIS —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "State begins to lay out case for Bisard blood evidence"

Updating yesterday's entry, Charles Wilson of the AP reported last evening:The medical assistant who drew blood from Bisard after the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "State begins to lay out case for Bisard blood evidence"

Carrie Ritchie of the IndyStar tweeted a few minutes ago:Attys finally going over their arguments @ the #Bisard hearing. Lots...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 20, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Indiana State Capitol Police are investigating harassing phone calls and email messages directed to the Indiana Supreme Court following a controversial ruling issued last Thursday"

Dan Carden's NWI Times report from late this afternoon continues:Police would not say how many calls and messages have been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - Nominees in 7th Circuit remain in limbo

"Posts look less likely for 2 judicial nominees" is the headline to this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story from Sunday, reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Proposed Tippecanoe protocols urge kinder, gentler divorces"

A long story today in the Lafayette Journal Courier, reported by Sophia Voravong. Some quotes:All Indiana counties are required to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Tippecanoe County aims to collect unpaid court service fees"

Dorothy Schneider of the Lafayette Journal Courier has a story today that begins:Officials who work with residents processed through Tippecanoe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 15, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judicial Qualifications Commission Files Misconduct Charges Against Hamilton Superior Court Judge"

Here is the news release from the Indiana Courts. Here is the 5-page "Notice of the institution of formal proceedings...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 13, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - "How federal agents busted prostitution ring"

This Elkhart Truth story today links to:The criminal affadavit filed in U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana last week...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Ind. courts - More on: PPIN files for temporary restraining order and injunction in U.S. District Court

Heather Gillers and Jon Murray report this morning in the Indianapolis Star that the TRO ruling be issued early this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ind. courts - PPIN files for temporary restraining order and injunction in U.S. District Court

Late this afternoon, at 4:38 PM, shortly after Governor Daniels announced that he had signed HEA 1210 into law,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Courts - "Courts nationwide hold hearings with video"

Colleen Long reports in this long AP article in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle that begins:George Villanueva, charged with first-degree...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Monday, May 09, 2011

Courts - "Massachusetts Turns on Camera for Court Proceedings"

Fascinating project underway in Massachusetts. Here is the OpenCourt webpage. It says: "May 9. Today in First Session: arraignments, new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 09, 2011

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: New budget bill puts judges' and prosecutors' pay raises in Chief Justice's court

Updating this ILB entry from May 2nd, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long editorial today headed "Chief Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 08, 2011

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Beech Grove City Court Judge admonished by Judicial Qualifications Commission"

ILB readers may remember this Feb. 13, 2011 entry, headed "Wrap-up of: Another 'traffic court judges behaving badly' story," about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 05, 2011

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Comment Period Open for Proposed Marion County Probate Rules"

IndyBar news has the details. Comments will be accepted until June 1, 2011....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Courts merger might shed politics, trim costs"

Bill Dolan reports in the NWI Times, in a story that begins:CROWN POINT | Lake County officials hope legislation designed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - Changes this year made to automated record keeping fee used by the Court to fund JTAC project

Again this year a request was before the General Assembly to raise the automated recordkeeping fee, collected by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Chief Justice Shepard in hospital

Updating this ILB entry from Sunday morning, Kathryn Dolan, Indiana Supreme Court Public Information Officer has announced this morning:I've received...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - Feb. bar exam results out

Access them here. I do not see Senator Mike Delph......

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - New budget bill puts judges' and prosecutors' pay raises in Chief Justice's court

The new budget (HEA 1001), according to a summary from Speaker Bosma's office, "Temporarily (for 2 years) freezes legislator salaries...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 02, 2011

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - Chief Justice Shepard in hospital

That according to this Friday, April 29th story by Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier & Press, headed "Evansville Bar...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 01, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Five Republican groups sued in Durham bankruptcy"

Carrie Ritchie is reporting in the Indianapolis Star in a story that begins:Five Republican political organizations have been sued because...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Legislature votes to eliminate judicial retirement age of 70"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times reports:The House and Senate agreed Thursday to eliminate the mandatory retirement age for Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - Indianapolis Bar Association Responds to Criticism of Marion County Circuit Court Judge

The ILB has just received this press release from the Indianapolis Bar Ass'n. Speaking as a member of the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Blogger Jailed; Allegedly Threatened Dearborn Judge"

That was the first story from Eagle County News, on March 11th. Some quotes from the beginning of the long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - Charlie White hearing in progress before Judge Rosenberg [Updated]

Carrie Ritchie of the IndyStar just tweeted: "Judge denies White's motion to stay challenge." Perhaps, denied motion to stay civil...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Should a judge be able to select the copier for his court?

Updating this ILB entry from April 17th, Ken de la Bastide reports today in the Kokomo Tribune in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Generally, it is not a good idea for a judge to hire a family member or friend as a court employee or to appoint them to an administrative position."

That is from the beginning of this article in Indiana Court Times, authored by Adrienne Meiring, who is not further...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ind. Courts - Charlie White files for stay

White asks Judge Rosenberg to stay his civil case until a criminal case pending in Hamilton County is resolved, or...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Merit selection for Lake judges heads to governor"

HB 1288 is "ready for enrollment." Although, as Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times, it requires merit selection...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge orders recount panel to explain White lag"

Carrie Ritchie and Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star report this evening:A Marion County judge has ordered the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge Recovering After Being Hit By Car"

From Eagle County 93.3 FM:(Penntown, Ind.) – The driver who hit and injured a Dearborn County judge Saturday has been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Secretary of State appeals ruling sending Charlie White case back to recount commission

Updating yesterday's ILB entries, Mary Beth Schneider of the Indy Star reports today:Under a bill the state Senate passed Thursday,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - Secretary of State appeals ruling sending Charlie White case back to recount commission

Charles Wilson of the AP is reporting late today in a brief story:INDIANAPOLIS — Embattled Indiana Secretary of State Charlie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Hamilton Superior Court Judge William Hughes arrested on DUI charge

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 2, 2010, Robert Annis reports today in the Indianapolis Star in a story that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Secretary of State's wife seeks public defender"

Robert Annis of the Indianapolis Star posted this story at 2:35 PM. Some quotes:The wife of Indiana Secretary of State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: "Thousands in county owe back court fees"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this morning, Lafayette attorney Doug Masson (Masson's Blog) has sent the ILB this note:Thanks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Thousands in county owe back court fees"

Allison Tyra reports today in the Shelby News:For the past few weeks, the Shelby County Clerk's office has been bombarded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - Should a judge be able to select the copier for his court?

Or should the choice be made by the County Commissioners or County Council? That is an issue in Howard County,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Toxicology audit finds 10 percent error rate: Attorneys call for Supreme Court to intervene in cases involved in audit, which found 10 percent error rate"

Here is the long list of ILB entries on the state toxicology lab scandal. This new, lengthy story today from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: What about NFP opinions?

On April 11 the ILB posted this entry, asking "Should Appellate Rule 65 be changed, and if so, how?" The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 15, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Husband of Switzerland prosecutor charged with attacking referee at AAU game"

From the Madison Courier, this story reported by Evan Shields begins:The husband of Switzerland County Prosecutor Monica Hensley was arrested...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: What about NFP opinions?

On April 11 the ILB posted this entry, asking "Should Appellate Rule 65 be changed, and if so, how?" The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Judge tosses suit over asset forfeitures"

Updating this ILB entry from April 6th, among the items in an April 13th Fort Wayne Journal Gazette "Furthermore" editorial:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Former GOP leader pleads guilty to drinking, driving"

Robert Annis of the Indianapolis Star reports this afternoon in a story that begins:A contrite Jim Kittle, the former head...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Ex-lawyer admits bilking clients"

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports:A former lawyer pleaded guilty Monday morning in Allen County Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - What about NFP opinions?

The Indiana Court of Appeals does not "publish" all of its opinions. Appellate Rule 65(A) sets out the criteria for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: An update on the Indiana statute and the federal sex offender act (SORNA)

Updating this January 30, 2011 ILB entry, Sentencing Law Blog had an entry April 9th that began: "This new Wall...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 10, 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Friend: Woman who tried suicide cried as baby died"

Charles Wilson of the AP filed this story this evening on the Shuai hearing that took place today and may...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Charges in death of fetus should be dropped, experts say"

Updating the entry from this morning, Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star is reporting on this afternoon's hearing. Some quotes:An...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Charges in death of fetus should be dropped, experts say: Medical groups see danger in prosecuting woman who took poison while pregnant"

Updating this ILB entry from April 2nd, the AP reports that: "Bei Bei Shuai’s hearing is set for today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Monday, April 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Proposed increases in the automated recordkeeping fee an issue again this year

Updating this ILB entry from March 31st, the text of the amendment to SB 301 proposed and adopted at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 04, 2011

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - "What happens when cases get bogged down in court? ‘Lazy judge motions’ have been filed 11 times in Monroe since 2000"

Another great story today ($$) from Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald-Times. A quote from the long story:Complaints about judges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Charges in death of fetus should be dropped, experts say: Medical groups see danger in prosecuting woman who took poison while pregnant"

From Shari Rudavsky's story today in the Indianapolis Star:When Bei Bei Shuai swallowed poison in December, she was focused on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 02, 2011

Friday, April 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Convicted sex offender Mike Haughee facing forgery charge"

That is the headline today to a story in the Chesterton Tribune, updating a very long list of earlier ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Former Vanderburgh prosecutor censured, but not charged in drug case"

From the Evansville Courier & Press, this story, reported by Mark Wilson, that begins:The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission suspended...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 01, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Spencer County, AK Steel approach trial on tax deal: A jury may soon decide whether AK Steel will pay Spencer County more than $20 million in back taxes"l

This story today in the Evansville Courier & Press, reported by Mark Wilson. Also posted by the C&P, the May...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ind. Courts - Proposed increases in the automated recordkeeping fee an issue again this year

Again this year a request is before the General Assembly to raise the automated recordkeeping fee, collected by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Clark court consolidation passes Senate: Bill heads back to Indiana House for approval"

Braden Lammers reports today in the Clark County News & Tribune:INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would allow for the consolidation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - "One day: 45 cases in juvenile court"

Dann Denny of the Bloomington Herald-Times has this long story today ($$). It begins:A black-robed Judge Steve Galvin is sitting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Convicted rapist’s appeal heard at VU School of Law"

Both NWI newspapers covered the oral argument held Monday by a traveling panel of Indiana Court of Appeals judges at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Justices idle local lawyer accused of bilking clients"

Updating this Feb. 15th entry headed "State moves to suspend accused Roanoke lawyer," this story this morning in the Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - "West Lafayette police shooting raises mental health issues"

Good story today by Sophia Voravang of the Lafayette Journal Courier about difficulties of law enforcement and judicial system in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Fort Wayne Airport defends handbill policies in face of lawsuit

Updating this ILB entry from March 12, 2011, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - COA panel hears oral argument at Indiana State student union

Lisa Trigg reports today in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star:TERRE HAUTE — In the latest episode of “Appeals on Wheels,” three...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 25, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Starke County Prosecutor to Promote Bench Trials to Save County Money"

From K99.3 WKVI FM yesterday, this story:Starke County Prosecutor, Nicholas Bourff, is in his third month on the job and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Yorktown court race centers on 'lay judge' debate"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 3rd, Nick Werner reported yesterday in the Muncie Star-Press, in a long story that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 21, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - Madison courthouse rebuilding hits snag

Updating earlier ILB entries, including this one from July 17, 2009, Sara Denhart of the Madison Courier reported yesterday in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 19, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - Are Delaware County "riding bailiffs" endangered?

A long Walker/Roysdon column today in the Muncie Star-Press begins:Are Delaware County officials using local government's current budget-cutting fervor to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Courts - "Welcome to Debtors' Prison, 2011 Edition " [Updated]

Today's WSJ has this long story by Jessica Silver-Greenberg. Here is a quote:More than a third of all U.S. states...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Clark County Council again makes budget cuts: Courts, clerk say they might not be able to operate later in the year"

Updating yesterday's entry on Clark County budget woes, see this story today by Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - Town court (or less) issue raises head again

Remember this story from Dec. 1, 2010, headed ""Bill would allow Indiana cities and towns to collect their own money...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutor’s Money Request Was OK"

Eagle Country News 93.3 FM, covering SE Ind., N. Ky. add SW Ohio, reports today:(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Dearborn County Prosecutor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Clark County Council again makes budget cuts: Courts, clerk say they might not be able to operate later in the year"

Here is the story from the Jeffersonville News & Tribune, reported by Braden Lammers. Here is the section on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Fort Wayne Airport defends handbill policies in face of lawsuit

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 26, 2011, Rebecca S. Green has this story today in the Fort Wayne Journal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Noble courthouse bans cell phones"

Rebecca S. Green reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Noble County Sheriff Doug Harp has banned cell phones from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - Applications being accepted for state public defender position

This release from Feb. 16, 2010 announced:After serving as the Public Defender of Indiana for nearly 30 years, Susan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - Independent research by judges

The ILB has had a number of entries on the question of independent research by judges, including this one from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Oral arguments at Jeffersonville High School on Wednesday in a criminal case that could impact thousands of home incarcerations across the state"

Yesterday' oral argument in the case of Mario Brown v. State of Indiana (see summary here in Upcoming Oral Arguments)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - Indiana Super Lawyers . . .

A reader writes about the 2011 Indiana Super Lawyers that there are a lot of great Indiana lawyers on there,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Practitioner questions to COA staff attorneys

Yesterday's entry on the Court of Appeals' recent requirement that most all questions now be posed in the form of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lafayette real estate broker has been charged with 13 felonies after a yearlong investigation found she had forged client signatures in an attempt to qualify for tax breaks on properties"

Some quotes from a story today in the Lafayette Journal Courier by Mikel Livingston:Brenda K. Hatfield, 46, was charged Monday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Monday, March 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - Practitioner questions to COA staff attorneys

If you have a case pending before the Indiana Court of Appeals and have tried to call one of their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - Even more on: Do ALJs lack the authority to grant pro hac vice appearances for out-of-state attorneys appearing before their agencies?

Updating earlier ILB entries (the most recent from Jan. 24, 2011), today the Supreme Court has posted this notice -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 07, 2011

Friday, March 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Suit against NCAA now in court in Indy"

The Indianapolis Star is reporting:A federal lawsuit challenging the NCAA's rules on college scholarships for student-athletes across the country has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 04, 2011

Courts - "Judiciary Promises More Budget Cuts"

That is the headline to this March 3, 2011 story in the New York Law Journal, reported by Joel Stashenko,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 04, 2011

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Brizzi Disciplinary Complaint Moves Forward: Briefs Filed In Misconduct Case"

So reports 6News reporter Derrik Thomas. See the story here. The story also includes links to: (1) the Hearing Officer's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Rulings could chill online expression"

Updating this ILB entry from March 2, 2011, Mikel Livingston of the Lafayette Journal Courier has this story today. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Lawyer charged with sneaking phone to inmate"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 26th, Sophia Voravong has a story today in the Lafayette Journal Courier that begins:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 03, 2011

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "U.S. District Court in Indianapolis names new magistrate judge"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 28th, the USDC for the SD Ind. has now posted a press release...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Responsibility of IndyStar and Ind.Bus.Journal to provide identities of readers who posted comments?

I know from my email that there is a lot of interest from attorney-readers in seeing Marion Superior Court Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - Robing ceremony of Indiana Tax Court Judge Martha Blood Wentworth set for Tuesday, March 8th

From a press release:Indiana Tax Court Judge Martha Blood Wentworth’s formal robing ceremony will take place in the Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - Court article reaffirms budget mandate authority of local judges

An article today on the Indiana Courts website, from the Indiana CourtTimes, a publication of the court, appears to reaffirm...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - "U.S. District Court in Indianapolis names new magistrate judge"

The IndyStar has the story here. A quote:"Denise K. LaRue, an employment law attorney in Indianapolis, will fill the new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 28, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Brant Parry takes over Howard Superior 2"

Mike Fletcher reports in the Kokomo Tribune:Attorney Brant Parry is following in his father’s footsteps. The son of former Howard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Daniels appoints new Portland City Court judge"

From the Muncie Star-Press: "Gov. Mitch Daniels on Friday announced the appointment of Republican Donald C. Gillespie as judge of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lawyer charged with sneaking phone to inmate"

Sophia Voravong reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:A Lake County-based attorney is accused of providing a cell phone to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Id. Courts - Supreme Court seeks comments on mortgage foreclosure best practices

The Supreme Court has today posted this order, filed Feb. 23, seeking public comment, though May 30, 2011, on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Distinguished judges to preside at IU Maurer School of Law Moot Court finals"

They include, according to this IU release:Judging the final round Friday are Judge Michael Kanne of the U.S. Court of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Jeffersonville redistricting opponent says Census data supports lawsuit" [Updated]

A Feb. 23rd story by Ben Zion Hershberg in the Louisville Courier Journal begins:A man who has filed suit over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Appeals Court Tackles Tough Social Media Questions"

It took place on Thursday, February 24th at 3:00 PMLamar M. Crawford v. State of Indiana (49A05-1006-CR-377) - Appellant, Lamar...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ind. Courts - How should trial courts best deal with self-represented litigants?

Delaware County Judge Marianne Vorhees has written this article, "Best Practices in Dealing with Self-Represented Litigants," for an Indiana Courts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ind. Decisions - More on: Supreme Court sets date for Judge Young's 30-day suspension

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 14th, WISH TV reminds us this morning that this is the day Judge Young...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Many suspended drivers still behind the wheel"

A few quotes from a WTHR 13 Eyewitness News story by Steve Jefferson last evening:Rodney Roscoe is one of Indiana's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - Knightstown council wants new judge to be an attorney

John Hodge reported Feb. 19th for the New Castle Courier Times:KNIGHTSTOWN - The new judge for the Knightstown Town Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 21, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Landlords face contempt ruling on house's lead cleanup"

Mark Wilson reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a judge has ordered the landlords of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Allen County settles lawsuit with abortion provider"

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries, including this one from Aug. 13, 2010, Dan Stockman of the Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "711 St. Joseph County residents who ignored jury questionnaires ordered to court"

A story in the Feb. 19th South Bend Tribune, reported by Mary Kate Malone, begins:A local judge has ordered more...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Debate on containing hog virus may yet have long way to go" [Updated]

Fascinating, lengthy story today by Jeff Swiatek in the Indianapolis Star business section. It begins:Three years ago, TDM Farms, one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Elkhart County's judges are looking for a new child-support commissioner after their first one resigned under fire earlier this month"

Justin Leighty of the Elkhart Truth has the story today. Some quotes:Mona Biddlecome resigned Feb. 11, just days after the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Family criticizes Notre Dame in second sex attack case" [Updated]

The ILB had a number of entries last year on Notre Dame, its Security Police and the sexual attack of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Appeals court puts hold on Simon estate dispute"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on the Melvin Simon estate dispute, Jeff Swiatek of the Indianapolis Star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Long-Time Public Defender of Indiana, Susan K. Carpenter, Retires"

A press release issued today by the Indiana Courts announces:After serving as the Public Defender of Indiana for nearly 30...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Workplace shooter gets 17 years"

Updating this March 11, 2010 ILB entry, headed "Timing was terrible on guns at work bill," James D. Wolf Jr....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ind. Courts - "State moves to suspend accused Roanoke lawyer"

So reports Rebecca S. Green in this story this morning in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. This follows on a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ind. Decisions - David Camm motion filed with Court of Appeals

Janelle MacDonald reports today for WAVE3 in a story headed "Camm lawyers ask appeals court to step in." Some quotes:[David...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Budget cuts end free lunch for Lake County civil court juries"

IU-Indy Law Prof Joel Schumm sends a note about yesterday's ILB entry that quoted from Bill Dolan's NWI Times story....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - Wrap-up of: Another "traffic court judges behaving badly" story

Some of you may remember this ILB entry from Oct. 29, 2010, which read in full:WISH TV 8 had a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Budget cuts end free lunch for Lake County civil court juries"

Bill Dolan had a NWI Times story on Feb. 11th that began:CROWN POINT | It's feast or famine for Lake...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - Indiana Judicial Center reports on matters of interest to the judiciary

The Indiana Judicial Center has completed summaries of bills selected to be of interest to the judiciary which were heard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - Henry Superior Court Judge Peyton recovering

Elizabeth Lundblad reports in the New Castle Courier Times:As Judge Michael Peyton remains hospitalized, a senior judge has been appointed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Putting toxicology errors on trial"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 7th, Mark Alesia and Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star have a story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Cell phone lockers approved for Porter County courthouses"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 8th, the NWI Times has an editorial today that begins:The Porter County commissioners are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - "A Muncie man who pleaded guilty -- but mentally ill -- in a 2005 attack has received no treatment or counseling of any kind during his more-than-four years in prison."

Douglas Walker has the story today in the Muncie Star-Press. Some quotes:MUNCIE -- A Muncie man who pleaded guilty --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - Continuing with : "Evansville attorney, prosecutor candidate indicted on sex charges"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 15, 2010, Andrea Howe reported yesterday in the Princeton Daily Clarion in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Hoosier lawyers get waiting period before contacting victims"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 18, 2010, about the 30-day waiting period the Supreme Court imposed Jan. 1, 2011...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Ind. Courts - Mandatory retirement age for trial court judges?

This Friday, February 11th, the Senate Judiciary Committee will meet at 9 am in Rm. 130, to hear several bills...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Ind. Courts - Comments open on court rule changes until March 25th

See the notice here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - Even more on "Errors found in Indiana state lab toxicology tests: Mistakes that audit uncovered could lead to overturned verdicts"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 6th, Mary Kate Malone of the South Bend Tribune reports today on the impact...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana for the first time has seated a federal grand jury outside of Indianapolis"

Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier & Press has an interesting story today - some quotes:Federal officials say having a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Cell phone lockers approved for Porter County courthouses"

Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times reports today:VALPARAISO | Cell phones were banned 3.5 years ago from the three courthouse...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 07, 2011

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - Indiana Judicial Center reports on matters of interest to the judiciary

The Indiana Judicial Center has completed summaries of bills selected to be of interest to the judiciary which were heard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Errors found in Indiana state lab toxicology tests: Mistakes that audit uncovered could lead to overturned verdicts"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 3rd, the Elkhart and Lafayette papers today report on the local impact of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 06, 2011

Friday, February 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - Lawyer suspended in 2008 sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing from the trust fund accounts of 23 clients

Nick Schneider of the Greene County Daily World has the story that begins:An Evansville attorney with Greene County ties has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Help, Google Knows About My Speeding Ticket "

Fascinating item this morning in the WSJ, in the Career Q&A column by Elizabeth Garone. It begins:Q: In early 2009...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 04, 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on "I know it's how I got the job, but merit selection would be better"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 27th, Jon Seidel of the Gary Post-Tribune writes this afternoon:Most of Lake County’s judges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - "All judges should be lawyers"

The Indiana Courts press office has distributed to the media this opinion piece by Judge Mark Stoner, Marion Superior...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Indiana hospitals taking on the feds over indigent care"

Jeff Swiatek reports today in the Muncie Star-Press in a story that begins:Indiana's hospital heavyweights are taking on the feds...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Errors found in Indiana state lab toxicology tests: Mistakes that audit uncovered could lead to overturned verdicts"

Updating a long list of earlier toxicology entries, Mark Alesia and Tim Evans report today in a lengthy story in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 03, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge: Not enough jurists for cases in Elkhart County"

So reports Justin Leighty today in the Elkhart Truth:GOSHEN -- Elkhart County has the equivalent of 10.5 judges doing the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Ind. Courts - Court closures

Marion County courts closed today; SD Indiana on a 2-hour delay. ILB: I live in Indy very close to downtown...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Ind. Courts - Appellate Courts closed Wednesday

This just in:The Indiana Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and related agencies, including the Clerk's Office, will be closed on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - An update on the Indiana statute and the federal sex offender act (SORNA)

The ILB had a very long entry on July 10, 2010 that was headed "Judges agree that the attorney general’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ind. Courts - Indiana Judicial Center reports on matters of interest to the judiciary

The Indiana Judicial Center has completed summaries of bills selected to be of interest to the judiciary which were heard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 30, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ind. Courts - Judge James D. Humphrey, Circuit Court of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, appointed to the Board of Directors of United Community Bancorp

From a press release today:LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Community Bancorp (the "Company") (Nasdaq: UCBA) today announced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Paternity affidavits challenged: New rule discriminates against them, says suit by foreign nationals" [Updated]

Carrie Richie reports today in the Indianapolis Star about a suit brought in federal court by the Indiana ACLU against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: State Road 135 land annexation dispute before Supreme Court today

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 20th about the Supreme Court oral argument heard on the 20th in the case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "I know it's how I got the job, but merit selection would be better"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 25th, Dan Carden of the NWI Times reports:A Senate committee Wednesday voted to terminate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ind. Courts - Fort Wayne Airport defends handbill policies in face of lawsuit

Rebecca S. Green has this story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. The long story begins:A local Army combat...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - "I know it's how I got the job, but merit selection would be better"

Bill Dolan reports today in the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | Lake Superior Court Judge Julie Cantrell said she would like...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Five apply to be Wells Circuit Court judge

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today on the judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Ind. Courts - Updating: Do ALJs lack the authority to grant pro hac vice appearances for out-of-state attorneys appearing before their agencies? [Updated]

Updating an entry posted by the ILB earlier this afternoon, the ILB has received two notes from readers:Reader #1. [I...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 24, 2011

Ind. Courts - Five apply to be Wells Circuit Court judge

Dave Schultz reports in the Bluffton News-Banner:Gov. Mitch Daniels’ legal staff will interview five candidates this week for the upcoming...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 24, 2011

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Do ALJs lack the authority to grant pro hac vice appearances for out-of-state attorneys appearing before their agencies?

Updating this ILB entry from Thursday, Jan. 20th, 2011, that quoted a letter stating that in Indiana "admission to practice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 24, 2011

Ind. Courts - Marilou Wertzler, 89, Reporter of the Courts, dies

From the obituary in the Muncie Star-Press:Marilou Wertzler, 1922-2011, former Reporter for Supreme and Appellate Courts, State of Indiana, passed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 24, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - Indiana Judicial Center reports on matters of interest to the judiciary

The Indiana Judicial Center has completed summaries of bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee last week, which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ind. Courts - Legislation proposes independent toxicology agency

Updating a long list of earlier toxicology entries, Mark Alesia and Tim Evans report today in the Indianapolis Star in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Indiana Courts - Totals now available for Nov. 2, 2010 Indiana court races

Totals for Indiana Court of Appeals retention races. (Remember that Districts 1, 2, and 3 each cover only 1/3 of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 21, 2011

Ind. Courts - U.S. attorney still focusing on public corruption

A brief quote from a story by Christin Nance Lazerus in the Gary Post Tribune:HAMMOND -- David Capp was the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 21, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: Do ALJs lack the authority to grant pro hac vice appearances for out-of-state attorneys appearing before their agencies? [Updated]

Here is the answer to the question posted earlier today re the authority of Indiana ALJs to grant pro hac...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - State Road 135 land annexation dispute before Supreme Court today

The Johnson County Daily Journal has made available the briefs in one of the three cases the Supreme Court heard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lake commissioners favor bill to appoint judges: 'It takes some of the politics out of the courts'"

Chelsea Schneider Kirk reports today in the Gary Post Tribune:The Lake County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to support legislation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ind. Courts - Do ALJs lack the authority to grant pro hac vice appearances for out of state attorneys appearing before their agencies?

I received this note from a reader last Friday and sent an inquiry to the Court, but still haven't heard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Starke County Prosecutor Replaces Chief Deputy Prosecutor Todd Wallsmith" [Updated]

From Kankakee Valley K99.3 WKVI FM, published Jan. 19, 2011:WKVI has learned that new Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ind. Courts - New tax court judge takes office but robing ceremony won't be until March 8, 2011

A press release announces that new Tax Court Judge Martha Wentworth is already at work:Ms. Martha Blood Wentworth will take...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Ind. Courts - Some thoughts about Indiana NFP opinions; isn't it time to abolish all distinctions?

On Jan. 5th, the ILB posted this entry, headed "In Illinois, "Can you cite to unpublished opinions?" What about Indiana?"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - Indiana Judicial Center reports on matters of interest to the judiciary

As in the last few years, the Indiana Judicial Center has prepared summaries of bills of interest to the judiciary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Kiely stepping up to lead, expand Vanderburgh drug court services"

Mark Wilson's story in the Evansville Courier & Press begins:After nearly 10 years overseeing Vanderburgh County's Drug Court, Judge Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 16, 2011

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit hears oral argument re "whether newspapers have a constitutional right to stream entire high school sporting events online"

Michael Tarm of the AP has this story in the Washington Post Jan. 14, 2001. A sample:The case pits community...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 16, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Mistrial declared when jurors read paper"

From KICKS96, this story that shows it doesn't take a cellphone for jurors to get in trouble:(Connersville, IN) A Fayette...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on legal issues in Bisard case

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, where the ILB linked to a copy of Prosecutor Curry's motion to dismiss,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - Temporary procedures for selection of special judges

The Supreme Court has filed an order creating temporary (transitional) procedures for the selection of special judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on: What does it mean to be suspended without automatic reinstatement?

Yesterday I posted this ILB entry, referencing the Jan. 10, 2011 "Published order granting conditional reinstatement" to Marc C. Laterzo,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - Here is the text of the 2011 State of the Judiciary

Access it here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ind. Courts - Watch CJ today at 2:30 EST

Reminder: The Chief Justice of Indiana, Randall T. Shepard will deliver the 2011 State of the Judiciary to a joint...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "New location for Marion County traffic court aims to ease frustrations and bolster efficiency"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 30, 2010, the relocated Marion County Traffic Court opened yesterday. WTHR13 was there, here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Appeals Court Hears Case Against Tax Help Company: Company Accused Of Misleading Customers"

Yesterday's oral argument before the Court of Appeals in the case of JK Harris & Company, LLC, vs. Ronald Sandlin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - CJ Shepard changes speech title; here is the backstory

When the ILB learned on Sunday that the CJ's press office was announcing a change to what had become an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ind. Courts - More on "Murder trial awry: Suspect hits his lawyer"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 14, 2010, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:FORT WAYNE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Friday, January 07, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Plea deals trump trials in Indiana"

Harold J. Adams of the Louisville Courier Journal has reviewed recent Indiana Trial Court Statistics for this lengthy story dated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 07, 2011

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge to hear complaints about ex-prosecutor Brizzi"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 9, 2009, headed "Disciplinary complaint filed against Marion County prosecutor Carl Brizzi," Carrie Richie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge blocks discovery into aspiring lawyers' mental health"

Leigh Jones of the National Law Journal reported on Jan. 4, 2011 in a story that begins:A federal judge has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - Important Notice re Indiana Appellate Rule 45

The ILB has just received this alert via the ISBA Appellate Section:West Publishing inadvertently deleted Appellate Rule 45(B)(2), (B)(3), and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - Public defenders highlighted at Elkhart County funeral

Justin Leighty of the Elkhart Truth has a very long story today on the role public defenders: it begins with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 06, 2011

Ind. Courts - "New Tippecanoe clerk says, 'I don't'"

Dorothy Schneider of the Lafayette Journal Courier reports today:The Tippecanoe County clerk's office is no longer offering marriage ceremonies --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 06, 2011

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Judge chosen for Clarksville town court"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 28, 2010, the Town of Clarksville now has not only decided not to scrape...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Lawsuit over Greensburg short-hair rule may be a long shot"

Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star has a good story yesterday on high school's regulation of hair length. Some quotes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Ind. Courts - Mortgage Foreclosure Best Practice posted on Indiana Courts website

A document identified as "Trial Court Resources: Mortgage Foreclosure Best Practices," was posted on the Indiana Courts website on Jan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Monday, January 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Unless there is a change in state law, Howard Superior Court 4 Judge George Hopkins will be ineligible to run for re-election in 2012"

That is the lede to this Dec. 29th story by Ken de la Bastide in the Kokomo Tribune. More from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 03, 2011

Ind. Courts - "US attorney job poses challenges for Hogsett"

Charles Wilson of the AP reports in a story that begins:Longtime Indiana Democratic insider Joe Hogsett acknowledges his new job...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 03, 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - "State files to block lawsuit naming prosecutors"

Sophia Voravong reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:County prosecutors should be immune from a lawsuit alleging that they violated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - "New location for Marion County traffic court aims to ease frustrations and bolster efficiency"

Carrie Richie reports today in the Indianapolis Star about the new location of the Marion County Traffic Court, starting Jan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - New judges in Boone, Shelby counties

Two announcements today from the Governor:Governor Mitch Daniels today announced the appointment of J. Jeffrey Edens as judge of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Clarksville may scrap its town court"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 26th, Braden Lammers reports in the New Albany News & Tribune on the Dec....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ind. Courts "Notre Dame University President Jenkins breaks silence on Seeberg allegations"

Updating this Dec. 16, 2010 ILB entry, which was headed "Prosecutor won't file sex assault charges against Notre Dame player,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Law remains Stan Levco's love: Outgoing prosecutor reflects on his tenure"

A very long story Dec. 25th in the Evansville Courier & Press, reported by Mark Wilson, on the career of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Drug court coming to end in Tippecanoe County"

A long story Dec. 25th in the Lafayette Journal Courier, reported by Sophia Voravong, began:Tippecanoe County's Adult Drug Court will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Clarksville may scrap its town court"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 23rd, Matt Thacker of the New Albany News & Tribune reports today:CLARKSVILLE — Clarksville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 26, 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - At least one Indiana county will end courthouse weddings

Tom Coyne of the AP reported this news on Christmas Day. Some quotes:[After describing a wedding in a small room...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - A focus on the courts of Franklin and Ripley counties

Debbie Blank of the Batesville Herald-Tribune has a story today, Dec. 25th, that makes very good use of recent court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Clarksville may scrap its town court"; ILB observation

Following up on this Dec. 22, 2010 ILB entry, Ben Zion Hershberg reports in today's Louisville Courier Journal:The Clarksville Town...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - Fort Wayne officials decide not to pursue city court

Updating a now long list of stories, the most recent from yesterday, Benjamin Lanka of the Fort Wayne Jounral Gazette...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 23, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ind. Courts - Martha Wentworth named new Tax Court judge [Updated]

Apparently the Governor issued a news release, but the ILB has not received it, and the announcement is not yet...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Bren Simon on Tuesday asked the Indiana Court of Appeals to halt action in the lawsuit against her over Melvin Simon's disputed will"

Jeff Swiatek reports today in the Indianapolis Star:The widow of the shopping mall magnate argues that the judge in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ind. Courts - Another story weighing in on the value of city and town courts

The recent recent ILB entry on this issue was this one from Dec. 18, 2010, headed "Allen County Prosecutor Karen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge Friedlander donates Supreme Court memorabilia to IU Maurer School of Law"

Here is the news release from Indiana University. The items donated include:74 signatures of the U.S. Supreme Court justices who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Maintaining the Chronological Case Summary"

The Indiana Courts website today features a Dec. 1, 2010 article by Doyal McLemore on the chronological case summary (CSS)....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Hendricks Co. prosecutor files charges in Carmel abuse case"

Robert Annis of the Indianapolis Star reports this afternoon:DANVILLE – Hendricks County filed misdemeanor charges against two former Carmel High...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - Stll more on: "Clark County Legal Self-Help Center has a green light, even if full judicial support is yet to be determined"; Marion County observations

Updating this ILB entry from May 27, 2010, Ben Zion Hershberg reported Dec. 17th in the Louisville Courier Journal:Individuals and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 20, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on "Brizzi spokesman quits after DUI arrest"

Updating this ILB entry from April 21, 2010, the Indianapolis Star reports today:The former spokesman for Marion County Prosecutor Carl...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards said her office will not assist the proposed Fort Wayne city court, limiting the types of offenses that could be tried there"

Adding to the growing list of ILB entries on city and town courts (the most recent of which was Dec....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutor won't file sex assault charges against Notre Dame player"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this afternoon, Jeff Parrott of the South Bend Tribune is now reporting that:St. Joseph...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court hears oral argument in Brunner appeal

Re the oral argument this morning at 10:30 AM before the Supreme Court in the case of Jeffrey Brunner v....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Manchester May Nix Town Court"

Yesterday the ILB had this entry, headed "Fremont To Fight State Efforts To Change Town Courts." Today this report by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court hears oral argument in Desmond Turner appeal

Oral argument was heard this morning at 9:00 AM before the Indiana Supreme Court in the case of Desmond Turner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Fremont To Fight State Efforts To Change Town Courts"

From WLKI this afternoon:(FREMONT) - A possible effort in the General Assembly to change the operation of town courts around...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - Yet more on: "Evansville attorney, prosecutor candidate indicted on sex charges"

Updating this ILB entry from July 14, 2010, Andrea Howe of the Princeton Daily Clarion reports today in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - Indiana Clerk's holiday schedule

The Office of the Indiana Clerk of the Court of Appeals & Supreme Court will be closed Thursday and Friday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - Retirement Ceremony to Honor Indiana Tax Court Judge Thomas G. Fisher

The ceremony will take place this Friday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 am. See the press release here for more information....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - Editorial details pros and cons of creating Fort Wayne city court

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today has an editorial looking at the pros and cons of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Murder trial awry: Suspect hits his lawyer"

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today in a story that begins:FORT WAYNE – The trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Bill would allow Indiana cities and towns to collect their own money for ordinance violations, rather than going through the regular county court system"

Updating Saturday's ILB entry, about efforts to establish a city court in Fort Wayne, where the ILB asked:So which is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 13, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Bill would allow Indiana cities and towns to collect their own money for ordinance violations, rather than going through the regular county court system"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 1, 2010, it does look like the Indiana Court's proposal for revamping the courts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Toxicology gaffes likely to affect cases: Early audit finds high incidence of lax standards"

Here is the list of ILB toxicology entries. The ongoing blood test audit is discussed in these entries from Oct....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Lake County courthouse renamed in honor of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert D. Rucker"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 22, 2010, Lori Caldwell reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune:Lawyers, judges, county and city...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 05, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - "State public defender's office made an unsuccessful bid to persuade Vanderburgh Judge to let a different judge hear an appeal"

Mark Wilson reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:The attorneys in convicted murderer Daniel Ray Wilkes' trial became witnesses...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 03, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - How are forfeitures handled in Howard County?

A lengthy story today in the Kokomo Perspective details how forfeitures are handled by the Howard County prosecutor James Fleming....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 02, 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Bill would allow Indiana cities and towns to collect their own money for ordinance violations, rather than going through the regular county court system"

Looks like the Indiana judicial system is being pulled at both ends. Supplementing this entry where Chief Judge John Baker...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - IndyStar editorial against Marion County trial judge selection system

And of course the Star's editorial writers are far from the first to criticize the Marion County system. Most recently,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Gabriele estate settlement reached" [Updated]

The ILB has had a number of entries about the legal issues surrounding the apparent murder-suicide of an Elkhart eye...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge Nemeth requests an apology: Nemeth says commissioners implied he wasn't following the law"

Erin Blasko reports today in the South Bend Tribune in a story that begins:Probate Judge Peter J. Nemeth has demanded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - FWJG Editorial: Courts, by the numbers

This Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial today is an excellent review, I wish I'd written it. I've reproduced the entire...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Courts likely to help each other with civil caseloads: Plan calls for counties to be treated as districts"

From today's Gary Post-Tribune, a good explanation by Teresa Auch Schultz of one part of A New Way Forward: Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Lawmakers might specify division of seized assets"

From Heather Gillers' story Nov. 25th in the Indianapolis Star:The tussle over how to divide seized asset funds between public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judges fed up with residents ignoring jury duty: Court officials to consider contempt if service doesn't improve"

Alicia Gallegos has the report today in the South Bend Tribune. A quote:“In 20 years I've never been unable to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: David Camm hearing tomorrow in Rockport [Updated]

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier Journal was at the hearing today in Rockport. Here are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ind. Courts - Completing the Allen County Courthouse

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today, complete with striking photos, celebrating the completion of the project to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ind. Courts - Marion County Traffic Court Judge Young suspended for 30 days

The Supreme Court "Order Accepting Agreed Discipline" was filed at 5:00 PM yesterday evening and released this morning. It is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - David Camm hearing tomorrow in Rockport

From an unattributed story this evening in the Louisville Courier Journal:David Camm was transported Tuesday to Spencer County to attend...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on: "78 prosecutors sued for seized funds: Law firm claims counties broke state law by not turning money over to school fund" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 20th, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:Area prosecutors believe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Massive annual report on operation of Indiana Courts released

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, there are several stories today on the court report. Here is the story from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ind. Courts - Massive annual report on operation of Indiana Courts released

See the press release here. A quote:The Judicial Service Report is made up of Volume 1: Judicial Year In Review;...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 22, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Lawyer seeks media silence for murder trial"

Justin Leighty reports in the Elkhart Truth in a long story that begins:GOSHEN -- Bruce White's attorney doesn't want anyone...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Defending yourself in criminal case? Not so fast"

That is the headline of this important story this morning in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, reported by Rebecca S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "78 prosecutors sued for seized funds: Law firm claims counties broke state law by not turning money over to school fund"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, a press statement has now been issued by Roberts & Bishop attorney Paul...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - "78 prosecutors sued for seized funds: Law firm claims counties broke state law by not turning money over to school fund"

A lengthy story by Heather Gillers in this morning's Indianapolis Star reports:An Indianapolis law firm is suing 78 county prosecutors,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Annexation or incorporation - which came first for Covered Bridge?"

Ben Zion Hershberg reported yesterday in the Louisville Courier Journal in a long story that begins:Lawyers for the towns of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Court building to be renamed in honor of retiring judge: One commissioner abstains but backers say donations will pay for cost"

Chelsea Schneider Kirk reports in the Gary Post Tribune:The Lake County Superior Court building in East Chicago will be renamed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "Judge Nemeth made it clear this week he intends to pursue the construction of an additional courtroom at the Juvenile Justice Center, despite a recent state Supreme Court decision stating such a space is not 'reasonably necessary"

Updating this ILB entry from August 26, 2010, Erin Blasko reported in the Nov. 16th South Bend Tribune in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Hospital asks court to silence woman's criticism of patient care"

Susan Brown reports today in the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | Sisters of St. Francis Health Services has filed a defamation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "Hoosier lawyers get waiting period before contacting victims"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 18th, about the rule change effective Jan. 1, 2011, Teresa Auch Schultz of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Forfeiture law invites abuse of the system"

This is the third of an outstanding, must-read investigative series on asset forfeitures, from the Indianapolis Star team of Heather...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: South Bend Tribune review finds errors in Indiana court statistics

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 2, 2010, which is worth rereading, Alicia Gallegos of the South Bend Tribune had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "An auditor hired by the state Department of Toxicology is reviewing all of the department's drug test results from 2007-09 -- including those used for criminal convictions -- because of concerns about accuracy"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 29th, Mark Alesia of the Indianapolis Star has another story today, headed "Blood-test audit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - "State Supreme Court Justice, community members works to find new magistrate"

Bridget Flynn reported in the Nov. 13th LaPorte Herald Argus in a story that began:LA PORTE — The new magistrate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Davis earns victory over 3-term judge: Scheibenberger’s tenure ends"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 3rd, two stories this weekend on the topic:"Defeated judge files official complaint" from WANE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ind. Courts - Results of the 2010 Judicial Nominating Commission District 2 Election

Here are the results, as certified by the Clerk of the Courts to the Secretary of State. The return...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Fishers Town Council member will seek to become judge of newly created Fishers Town Court"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 5, where:Chief Judge John Baker talks about "A New Way Forward," the Indiana Judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Porter County gets new public defender"

Updating a Nov. 7th entry headed "Judges will decide Porter County's new public defender", James D. Wolf Jr. reports today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Forfeiture law invites abuse of the system"

Updating this ILB entry from Sunday, Nov. 7th, Reason.com has a story dated Nov. 8 by Radley Balko, headed "More...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

Ind. Courts - Nominations for Tax Court sent to the Governor

On November 5th, Chief Justice Shepard forwarded to Governor Daniels a five-page letter containing:... the names of the three strongest...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 08, 2010

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Forfeiture law invites abuse of the system"

An outstanding, must-read investigative piece on asset forfeitures begins on the front-page of today's Indianapolis Star, reported by the team...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 07, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judges will decide Porter County's new public defender"

James D. Wolf Jr. reports in the Gary Post Tribune:At their monthly meeting on Monday, Porter County's six judges will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 07, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Hearing set in case against Wayne County prosecutor"

Bill Engle has this report for the Richmond Palladium-Item, that begins:A motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against Wayne County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Evansville Attorney Charged With Felony Theft"

I looked back and found three earlier ILB entries on Douglas W. Patterson, from June 13, 2008 and June 14,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - Updating: "Life, Death and Insurance: Indiana's $15 Million Mystery "

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries, Kathleen McLaughlin of the IBJ has a long story today headed "Drama builds...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 06, 2010

Friday, November 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court digs into Elkhart murder case"

Oral argument was heard before the Supreme Court yesterday in Kevin Taylor v. State of Indiana. From a story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - "High court hears backfired appeal arguments "

The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in the case of Jeffrey Akard v. State of Indiana. From an earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Another "traffic court judges behaving badly" story

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 4th, Deanna Dewberry of WISHTV 8 last evening "sat down with the chief judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 05, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Another "traffic court judges behaving badly" story

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 29th, Deanna Dewberry of WISHTV 8 had a story Wednesday evening headed "Mayor backs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 04, 2010

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Delaware County Prosecutor Could Face Sanctions From Supreme Court"

A 6News report last evening by Derrik Thomas confusingly muddled together, IMHO, two different aspects of the Mark McKinney story....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Davis earns victory over 3-term judge: Scheibenberger’s tenure ends"

Updating this Oct. 29th ILB entry headed "Heated election battle for Allen County Superior Court Judge continues," Rebecca S. Green...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - Hamilton Superior Court Judge William Hughes arrested on DUI charge

There are a number of reports from last evening and this morning that Judge Hughes was arrested in North Carolina...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Judge David recommends reprimand, not suspension, for McKinney"

This ILB entry from Oct. 2, 2010 quoted Douglas Walker's comprehensive story in the Muncie Star-Press - here are some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Carroll County clerk refuses to quit"

Updating this ILB entry from August 20, 2010, Justin L. Mack of the Lafayette Journal Courier reports today in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 01, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - Remember "Is a county prosecutor a member of the executive or judicial branch?"

Remember this ILB entry from August 23, 2010 where Delaware County Prosecutor Mark McKinney's attorney, Kevin McGoff, was quoted as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - Heated election battle for Allen County Superior Court Judge continues

Although this Oct. 26, 2010 story by Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette describes a civil debate:FORT...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - Another "traffic court judges behaving badly" story

WISH TV 8 had a lengthy story last evening by Deanna Dewberry, headed "Judge put on spot for parking hypocrisy,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - "An auditor hired by the state Department of Toxicology is reviewing all of the department's drug test results from 2007-09 -- including those used for criminal convictions -- because of concerns about accuracy"

So begins the Indianapolis Star story today reported by Mark Alesia and Tim Evans. This comes after numerous earlier stories...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - Plaintiff "claims the fees or 'donations' paid by defendants amount to extortion"

Vince Luecke, editor, Perry County News, has a long story today; here are a few quotes:PERRY COUNTY – A Perry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - Howard Superior Court 2 Judge Stephen Jessup retiring

Scott Smith reports today in the Kokomo Tribune - some quotes:Judge Stephen Jessup, well known for his informal court and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - Don't forget to fill out and send in your ballot for the 2nd District seat on the JNC/JDC

Ballots are due by 4:00 p.m. on November 10, 2010. The Clerk of the Supreme Court will count the ballots...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ind. Court - Judge Robb selected as next chief judge

Here is the release:The Court of Appeals of Indiana has selected Margret G. Robb to succeed John G. Baker as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Vanderburgh County Drug Court becomes model to follow"

Adding to these two recent entries about Vanderburgh County's treatment courts, overseen by Superior Court Judge Wayne Trockman, from Oct....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - 2nd Round of Tax Court interviews this morning [Updated]

As noted here yesterday, the final-round of Judicial Nominating Commission interviews is taking place this morning. Commission deliberations begin at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on Bauer v. Shepard

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 21st, here is the latest on the status if the petition for a writ...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ind. Courts - 2nd Round of Tax Court interviews tomorrow

The times for tomorrow's interviews have just be released, Time of Interview Applicant Hometown 9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - Video interviews with 7th Circuit Judges

Appellate Daily ("News and Commentary on the Federal Appellate Courts"), had a post Oct. 19th pointing to a series of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Warrick Co. police arrest attorney for domestic battery"

So reports Adam Thiele at WFIE.com, in a story that begins:TELL CITY, IN (WFIE) - A Perry County attorney is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Victims who file protective orders will receive text message alerts when those orders are served and when they expire"

Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press has a story here this morning. And here are some details from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Knightstown couple who lost home allege document 'robo-signers' aided lenders"

Jeff Swiatek of the Indianapolis Star reports today:An Indianapolis law firm has filed one of the first suits in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on Bauer v. Shepard

Updating this entry from earlier today, here is the complete list of defendants in the case:Randall T. Shepard, Stephen L....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - Challenge to canons of Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct that restrict speech and/or activities of state judges and judicial candidates is named "petition of the day" by SCOTUSBlog

SCOTUSBlog explains here that it tries to identify petitions that raise questions that have a reasonable chance of being granted....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - "The practice of ambulance chasing should not have to be codified to be recognized as unsavory, but perhaps this week's action by the Indiana Supreme Court will help shame attorneys into compliance"

From an editorial today in the Richmond Palladium-Item. For more, see this ILB entry from Oct. 18th....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Is Dan Coats really a lawyer?"

Jim Shella really should read the ILB. For instance, after Shella wrote a story Oct. 15 about the contentions that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ind Courts - New justice on the bench this morning: How'd he do?

Observations from an astute observer -- Indiana University-Indianapolis Law School Professor Joel Schumm:Today marked the first day of oral arguments...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ind Courts - New justice on the bench this morning

Oral argument has just started before the Supreme Court this morning in the first of three cases. The cases are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - "5 appellate judges' fates rest with voters"

Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier reports today on the upcoming retention election for five Court of Appeals judges....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court appoints J. Jeffrey Edens as pro tempore for Booone Circuit Court

Here is the Court's Order, dated Oct. 14, 2010, but recently posted online. The Order remains effective until the Governor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Choosing the best candidate for Allen Superior Court judge is arguably the hardest decision voters face in this election"

The race for Allen Superior Court judge this year is probably the most hard-fought in the state, as this long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Justice David sworn in this morning

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, here is some of the coverage:"Indiana's newest justice balances wit and wisdom" is the headline to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - The Lake County Prosecutors race

From a story by Bill Dolan of the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | The Republican candidate for Lake County prosecutor said...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - Interview with Judge Wayne Trockman re drug courts

From the Evansville Courier & Press:This week on Newsmakers, a weekly public affairs television program co-produced by WNIN-PBS9 and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - Justice David sworn in this morning

More later, the event is still underway, but most notable in Gov. Mitch Daniels remarks was his extensive praise of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Hoosier lawyers get waiting period before contacting victims"

Say you are in a fender bender. You can count on receiving stacks of mail from attorneys and chiropractors wanting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - Things not to forget

Don't forget to return your ballot for the 2nd District attorney seat on the Judicial Nominating / Judicial Qualifications Commission....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - Judge David to become Justice Davd today

There is to be a swearing-in ceremony, but I'm not finding a release on it yet ... [Here it is,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Marion County prosecutor race featured today

Updating this ILB entry from 2004. Oct. 15, 2004 to be exact, which referenced the Indianapolis Star:"Experience matters, but what...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 17, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ind. Law - Even more on: Blood draw law might benefit from another look by the legislature

Updating this Oct. 13th ILB entry, INDY 6 NEWS reports this afternoon:Once declared inadmissible, the blood-alcohol results of Indianapolis police...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Is Dan Coats really a lawyer?"

Re this story by WISH TV's Jim Shella, the ILB took at look at some names via the Indiana Roll...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Responses by candidates to the question: "Why Second District attorneys should vote for you for the Judicial Nominating/Qualifications Commissions"

I received my ballot in today's mail. I've made a copy and am posting here the 4-page "Biographies of Nominees"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - Talk about a heated prosecutor race!

"Prosecutor candidates throw barbs" is the headline to this long story by Alicia Gallegos in the South Bend Tribune, about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Responses by candidates to the question: "Why Second District attorneys should vote for you for the Judicial Nominating/Qualifications Commissions"

Okay, I did not receive my ballot yesterday in the mail, but hope to see it today. I've added a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Avon teen, 16, critical after 3-story fall from Hendricks Co. courthouse"

Josh Duke's report in the Indianapolis Star begins:DANVILLE — An Avon 16-year-old is in critical condition this morning after jumping...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - Results of ISBA poll re appellate judges up for retention

The ISBA has this afternoon announced the results of its electronic poll of members re the appellate judges up...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - Current 2nd District attorney on JNC writes letter to Indy Star

Outgoing 2nd District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission, John C. Trimble of Lewis Wagner LLP, Indianapolis, had this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - Responses by candidates to the question: "Why Second District attorneys should vote for you for the Judicial Nominating/Qualifications Commissions"

The ILB several weeks ago extended the opportunity to all five candidates for the upcoming 2nd District vacancy on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Five appellate judges up for election, no campaigning"

The Terre Haute Tribune-Star ran this story by Maureen Haydeen (CNHI) yesterday, and the Gary Post-Tribune has the same...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 11, 2010

Friday, October 08, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Hogsett marks first day on the job"

See WISH TV 8 report here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 08, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ind. Courts - Mongomery County renames building after its Circuit Court Judge

The Paper 24-7 ("of Montgomery County online") has a report today by Frank Phillips that begins:Circuit Court Judge Thomas Milligan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ind. Courts - SD Ind. has opening for another magistrate judge

Applications are due Nov. 3, 2010. Application....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: "Indiana couple fights to keep child raised since birth"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 29 and this one from Sept. 24, the Toledo Blade is reporting this afternoon:COLUMBUS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Warrick County will elect its first female prosecutor in November"

Garret Mathews of the Evansville Courier & Press has this report today on the contest between Dawnya Taylor and JoAnn...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 07, 2010

Ind. Courts - Yet more on "Magistrates failing to keep up with case loads"

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries, Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times reports today in a story that begins:VALPARAISO...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 07, 2010

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - Justice Boehm: Sr. Justice Boehm: Sr. Judge Boehm?

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Oct. 5, which noted four Supreme Court opinions signed Oct. 5, 2010 by Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Kagan to Oversee Emergency Appeals for 6th and 7th Circuits"

So reports Tony Mauro today in this article from The National Law Journal. - "the same circuits her predecessor John...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on the upcoming JNC/JDC election [Updated]

As the ILB reported in this August 3, 2010 entry:Ballots and biographies of each candidate will be mailed to all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Role of the Judicial Nominating Commission in Judicial Selection"

Last month (Sept. 3) Adrienne Meiring of the Indiana Judicial Nominating/Disciplinary Commission published this column in Indiana Court Times. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Ind. Courts - ISBA judicial retention poll ballots due

ISBA Members: Your electronic ISBA judicial retention poll ballots were originally due today, Oct. 4. The deadline has been extended...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 04, 2010

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge David recommends reprimand, not suspension, for McKinney"

Okay, the ILB no longer blogs on the weekends, but there are just too many important stories today - the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - South Bend Tribune review finds errors in Indiana court statistics

Amazing, and lengthy, story today from Alicia Gallegos of the SB Tribune. Some quotes - the story should be read...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 02, 2010

Courts - "GMAC Mortgage Stops Foreclosures in 23 States"

This includes Indiana. What does this mean for the future? What does it mean for finalized foreclosures? The ILB hopes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 02, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - "What do they wear under those robes?" [Updated]

A story today in the Indianapolis Star headed "Retiring Justice Boehm honored at reception" included a photo with this caption:Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - List of those successful on the July 2010 Indiana Bar Examination

Here is the list of those applicants who were successful on the July 2010 Indiana Bar Examination....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - Warning: You may not receive a ballot for the upcoming JNC election

This will be the most contested race ever for an attorney seat on the Judicial Nominating Commission. Per the Clerk...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 01, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - Tax Court Semi-Finalists

Here are the seven semi-finalists for the Indiana Tax Court, selected by the Judicial Nominating Commission on Sept. 27, 2010...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Retirement Ceremony to Honor Indiana Supreme Court Justice Theodore R. Boehm"

You can watch it live starting at 10:00 a.m. See the full press release here. The links for the live...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - U.S. Senate confirms six U.S. attorneys, including Joseph Hogsett

Andrew Ramonas of Main Justice is reporting:The Senate confirmed six U.S. Attorneys by voice vote late Wednesday night. They are:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Nominations open for "Excellence in Public Information and Education" awards

This ILB entry from July 21, 2010 set out the announcement of the Indiana Judges Association (IJA) requesting nominations for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Longtime Porter County chief public defender James Tsoutsouris dies"

Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times reports this afternoon:VALPARAISO | James Tsoutsouris, who has served as Porter County's chief public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Indiana couple fights to keep child raised since birth"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 24th, Lesley Stedman Weidenbener and Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - The attorney members of the Judicial Nominating Commission - Part I

This entry is intended to compile everything I could locate on the subject of the attorney members of the Judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - Dates to keep in mind

Thurs., Sept. 29, 2010 - Retirement Ceremony to Honor Indiana Supreme Court Justice Theodore R. Boehm Oct. 4, 2010 -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutor's book deal spurs effort to oust him from David Camm's third trial"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 21st, Ben Zion Hershberg reported in the Sept. 26 Louisville Courier Journal - some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - Judicial Nominating Commission selects names for second round of interviews

The following have been selected as semi-finalists to fill the vacancy in the Indiana Tax Court after Judge Fisher retires...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - Interviews today of 14 applicants to fill upcoming Tax Court Judge Vacancy

Interviews begin this morning at 9:00 a.m. and continue through the day. One applicant, Richard Hoffman, who was scheduled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 27, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - Last of 5 panels of applicants for the Tax Court vacancy to be interviewed Monday, September 27th, 2010

Baldwin, Michelle Interview #13 -- Set for 2:45 pm, Sept, 27, 2010 Attorney, Baldwin Legal Services, LLC Fisher, Hamilton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - 4th of 5 panels of applicants for the Tax Court vacancy to be interviewed Monday, September 27th, 2010

Carwile, Dan Interview #10 -- Set for 1:30 pm, Sept, 27, 2010 Sr. Vice President, Old National Wealth Management...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge selection process could use public input"

That is the headline to this letter to the editor today in the Indianapolis Star, written by Jonathan Watson and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 24, 2010

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court posts rule amendments

The Supreme Court has posted a number of rule amendments, adopted Sept. 21, 2010, and effective January 1, 2011. Access...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - 3rd of 5 panels of applicants for the Tax Court vacancy to be interviewed Monday, September 27th, 2010

Pearman, Joseph Interview #7 -- Set for 11:30 am, Sept, 27, 2010 Attorney, Pearman Law Office Indianapolis, Marion County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - 2nd of 5 panels of applicants for the Tax Court vacancy to be interviewed Monday, September 27th, 2010

[Unfortunately, so far the ILB is not locating manyphotos or biographical links for the Tax Court applicants.] Swain, Andrew Interview...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - 1st of 5 panels of applicants for the Tax Court vacancy to be interviewed Monday, September 27th, 2010

[Unfortunately, so far the ILB is not locating manyphotos or biographical links for the Tax Court applicants.] Wentworth, Martha Interview...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - Tax Court applicants

The ILB will be doing brief workups on each candidate, similar to that done for the Supreme Court applicants. If...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Here are the Tax Court applicants

The individual applications submitted for the tax court may now be accessed online....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - Here are the Tax Court applicants

Here are the applicants, listed in the order of their appearance on the interview list. Interviews will be Monday, Sept....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - " Camm judge delays decision on prosecutor: Defense wants to see copy of Henderson’s book manuscript"

Updating a lengthy list of earlier ILB entries, Matt Thacker has this story today in the Jeffersonville News & Tribune:FLOYD...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - Coverage of Daniels' Supreme Court appointment

Governor Daniels' selection Friday of Judge Steven David for the Indiana Supreme Court (see the ILB's Friday coverage here, here,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - FWJG editorial looks at judicial campaigns

Updating the Sept. 13th ILB entry headed "Campaigning for Allen County bench has rules, spending cap", which quoted from a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Deed covenants argued in Covered Bridge annexation case"

Ben Zion Hershberg reported Sept. 17th in the Louisville Courier Journal in a story that begins: Lawyers for the town...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Ind. Courts - Two cases of major interest on CA 7 oral argument Monday

Two cases of major interest on CA 7 oral argument Monday:9:30 a.m. - USA v. Cinergy Corp. (09-3351, 09-3344 &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 17, 2010

Ind. Courts - Even more on: Nominations open for the 2nd District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission

Updating this most recent (Sept. 10th) ILB entry, this item from the Sept. 20th issue of Indiana Legislative Insight...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Hogsett's hearing set

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning has approved Joseph H. Hogsett's nomination to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - Justice Boehm retirement ceremony

The retirement ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in the Supreme Court Courtroom, from 10:00- 11:00 a.m. EST....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - New child support calculator available

From the Court website:Downloadable Calculator for Windows The Indiana Supreme Court has approved changes to the Child Support Guidelines effective...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Supreme Court Hears Golf Course Suit at IU Law School"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on the oral argument before the Supreme Court in the case of Cassie Pfenning v. Joseph...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court Hears Golf Course Suit at IU Law School"

As noted in this ILB entry from early this morning, oral argument was held before the Supreme Court at noon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 13, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Campaigning for Allen County bench has rules, spending cap"

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had a lengthy story Sunday on Allen County judicial races. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 13, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Woman tried to sabotage her boyfriend's armed robbery trial by pretending that she worked at the Tippecanoe County prosecutor's office"

That is the lede to this Sept. 11th story by Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier. Some quotes:Sharnetta M....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ind. courts - More on: Disciplinary charges filed against Judge William E. Young

Updating this ILB entry from July 16, 2010, the Supreme Court has now appointed masters:9/08/10: PURSUANT TO INDIANA ADMISSION...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 10, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Nominations open for the 2nd District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, here is the list of applicants. It is not quite final yet, check back...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on Perry County Prosecutor accused of misconduct

Updating this ILB entry from Aug. 5, 2010, Editor Vince Luecke of the Perry County News reports today in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ind. Courts - Monroe County Chief public defender’s salary cut 10% despite high caseload

Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald-Times has the story today ($$$). A few quotes:Chief Public Defender Michael Hunt on Wednesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 09, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Nominations open for the 2nd District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission

Updating this ILB entry from August 3, 2010, nominations for the attorney member who will represent the 2nd District on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 09, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Ind. Courts - Hogsett's hearing set

Here is the agenda for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Sept. 16, 2010. From Item I. Nominations:Kathleen M....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - "State orders disbarred attorney to pay its costs"

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries, Jeff Parrott of the South Bend Tribune reported Sept. 5th - here are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 06, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - The "capitalization argument" and the "Bid to pull judge from ballot "

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday and this long list of earlier ILB entries on Allen County Judge Scheibenberger and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Indianapolis Archdiocese ends priest abuse lawsuit with first cash settlement"

Updating this ILB entry from May 12, 2010, Robert King of the Indianapolis Star has another story today, reporting on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Roanoke attorney charged with fund thefts"

Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a long story that begins:A prominent local attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 03, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Bid to pull judge from ballot advances" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from August 11, 2010, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports late this afternoon:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Court charges for miscellaneous services and the race for the Judicial Nominating Commission

In this April 29, 2010 entry the ILB noted and commented upon the "Order governing fees charged by clerk of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "John Walker Lindh seeks Indiana prison prayer ruling "

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, the ILB has now obtained copies of John Walker Lindh's motion for summary judgment and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Defense lawyers in East Chicago sidewalk scandal must repay city $453K"

Bill Dolan reports today in the NWI Times in a story that begins:CROWN POINT | A judge is ordering lawyers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - Ass't. U.S. Attorney charges Huang "used a 'patient and calculated' plan to 'drain' [Dow Agrosciences] of technology that took 20 years to develop"

An AP story reported yesterday by Charles Wilson began:INDIANAPOLIS — A former Indiana scientist accused of illegally sending trade secrets...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 02, 2010

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - "John Walker Lindh seeks Indiana prison prayer ruling "

Charles Wilson of the AP has a long story this afternoon that begins: INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- American-born Taliban fighter John...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - Marion attorney accused of smuggling drugs into a federal prison [Updated]

So reports WSIL TV 3, Marion. Some quotes:Robert Drew is now in custody at an Indiana jail. Drew, 68, of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Jill Behrman’s bicycle, other evidence to be available to new murder defense team"

Keith Rhoades reported yesterday in the Bloomington Herald-Times ($$$) on the post-conviction relief motion of John Myers II - here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - Requests from courts are "just one more area that is going to be hard to address during this upcoming long and difficult budget time"

Kathy Kreag Richardson, State Representative District 29, has a column dated August 28th in The Times ("serving Noblesville and Hamilton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Tippecanoe County judges pull plug on cell phone use

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Sohia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier has a follow-up story today headed "Some grumble at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Finally a U.S. attorney nomination for the SD Ind?

Here is the 64-page questionnaire Mr. Hogsett has submitted to U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Legal career information begins...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - Tippecanoe County judges pull plug on cell phone use

Sophia Voravong reported in the August 29th Lafayette Journal Courier:The good news, for people who fear not being able to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - Mark Dinsmore named U.S. Magistrate

Mark J. Dinsmore has been selected United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Indiana at Indianapolis, filling the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Probe against Judge Scheibenberger dropped "

Kevin Leininger of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel reports this afternoon:Members of the Allen County Election Board have decided not to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge Peter J. Nemeth made it clear this week he intends to pursue the construction of an additional courtroom at the Juvenile Justice Center, despite a recent state Supreme Court decision stating such a space is not 'reasonably necessary"

Erin Blasko reports in the South Bend Tribune in a story that begins:SOUTH BEND — St. Joseph County Probate Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Indiana Supreme Court Approves Enhanced Education Requirement for Judicial Officers

Supplementing this ILB entry from August 25th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today on the new education...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Is a county prosecutor a member of the executive or judicial branch?

Re my question Monday, "Is a county prosecutor a member of the executive or judicial branch?" several readers have sent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge in Simon estate case gives widow access to 1 of 50 CEO e-mails"

The Indianapolis Star's Jeff Swiatek's report begins:A Hamilton County judge ruled that the chairman and chief executive of Simon Property...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - Indiana Supreme Court Approves Enhanced Education Requirement for Judicial Officers

Here is the press release. The new requirements go into effect January 1, 2011. Here is the order amending the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Caseloads mount like Hoosiers' unpaid debt: Consumer advocates contend system favors collectors filing suits"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star has an important, front-page story today. Some quotes:Debt collectors have dumped a mountain of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ind. Decisions - Still more on: "Judge rules state workers owed $42 million" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from July 28, 2009, which includes the 27-page trial court opinion in the case of Paula...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - Is a county prosecutor a member of the executive or judicial branch?

Earlier today, in this entry about Delaware County Prosecutor Mark McKinney, his attorney, Kevin McGoff, was quoted as arguing:"Sanctioning McKinney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - "An attorney for the Indiana Supreme Court's disciplinary commission on Friday formally recommended that Delaware County Prosecutor Mark McKinney's law license be suspended for six months."

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on Delaware County Prosecutor Mark McKinney, this entry's heading was the lede...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - Delaware Circuit Court 2 Judge Richard Dailey and his wife, Nancy sue Prosecutor McKinney and former Chief Deputy Prosecutor Ron Henderson

From the August 20, 2010 Muncie Star-Press, Keith Roysdon's long story begins:A Delaware County judge has filed a lawsuit alleging...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Nominations open for "Excellence in Public Information and Education" awards

Updating this ILB entry from July 21, 2010, entries are due Tuesday, August 24th....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 23, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Carroll County clerk refuses to quit"

Sophia Voravong reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:DELPHI -- Carroll County Clerk Nancy Mattox is being asked to resign...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Bail change helps Tippecanoe County recoup costs"

Sophia Voravong reports today in a sidebar to the pauper attorney story in the Lafayette Journal Courier:Changes to how bail...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Pauper attorney costs scrutinized" in Tippecanoe County

Sophia Voravang reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:Defendants in criminal cases in Tippecanoe County would have to provide better...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - "7th Circuit Nominee's Net Worth: Nearly $20M"

From an entry newly posted by David Ingram on The Blog of Legal Times - some quotes:Victoria Nourse, a nominee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ind. Courts - Applications available for Tax Court judge

Updating this ILB entry from August 14th on Judge Fisher's retirement, applications are now available for the position. Here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: Two TV news stories on IMPD motorcycle tragedy blood draw issues

Updating this ILB entry from last evening, Vic Ryckaert and Jon Murray report today in the Indianapolis Star under the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - "No agreement on counties from which to pick Camm jury"

Louisville WAVE 3 has posted a new story by Janelle MacDonald -- some quotes:Lawyers in David Camm's third murder trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judges use fund left by Spencer to improve courthouse"

Christina M. Wright reports today in the Anderson Herald Bulletin, in a story that begins:Madison County Judge Fredrick Spencer left...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "Judge: Sweeping change in Indiana law makes traffic tickets more costly"

Updating this ILB entry from August 10th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorializes today:If you ever get a traffic ticket,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ind. Law - "Maybe elected city leaders now realize they could have helped the situation months and months ago if they simply took a stand regarding Wilder instead of sitting on their hands."

Until now, the most recent ILB entry on Peggy Wilder was this one from June 17, 2010, quoting a report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Radio Host Is Convicted for Comments on Judges"

Updating this ILB entry from August 10, 2010, and this one from August 11th quoting Judge Posner's compelling testimony in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - Updates on Supreme Court vacancy; new tax court vacancy

How close is Gov. Daniels to picking a new Supreme Court justice? Not close, according to this story published Aug....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "Judge Rules Uniontown Porn Store Must Close"

Updating this ILB entry from Aug. 4, 2010, the Aug. 10th Crothersville Times reports under the heading: "Porn Store Closes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Bid to pull judge from ballot advances"

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has had a number of articles/editorials/letters on this issue; the ILB picked up the first...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judge: Sweeping change in Indiana law makes traffic tickets more costly"

Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times reports in a story dated August 11, 2010: VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Judge David...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ind. Courts - "The dominoes have finished falling in Marion Superior Court after one judge's departure for the federal bench in Indianapolis"

So begins Indianapolis Star reporter Jon Murray's entry this evening on the Star blog, "Justice Watch." A sample: "Protective-order Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ind. Courts - Even more on "7th Circuit Judges May Testify in Retrial Over Web Threats"

This ILB entry from March 11, 2010, quoted a NY Law Journal story that began:The second trial of blogger Harold...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

Ind. Courts - Reports on Magnus-Stinson investiture ceremony

The Indy Star's weekly column, "Behind Closed Doors," had this item yesterday. Some quotes:As if to prove that the judges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 09, 2010

Friday, August 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Camm’s third trial to be held in Warrick or Spencer counties"

Matt Thacker reports this afternoon in the New Albany News & Tribune, in a story that begins:Special Judge Jonathan Dartt...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Carroll County Judge Jeffrey Smith stepping down"

From the Lafayette Journal Courier:The first judge in Carroll County's Superior Court announced his retirement this week. Judge Jeffrey Smith...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 06, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Courts - Elena Kagan confirmed to the SCOTUS this afternoon

When it convenes in October, three of the nine members of the SCOTUS will be women. The SCOTUS has had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 05, 2010

Ind. Court - A dozen Allen County residents challenge Allen Superior Court Judge Kenneth Scheibenberger’s re-election bid, citing judicial discipline he received in early 2009.

Rebecca S. Green has the story in today's Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. It begins:A group of Allen County residents filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - Follow-up on Attorney Annual Registration Statements

Apparently fax numbers were printed incorrectly on the attorney annual registration statements you should have received in the mail this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Prosecutor accused of misconduct" [Updated]

Editor Vince Luecke of the Perry County News reports today in a long, detailed story that begins:INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 05, 2010

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Pastor-lawyer facing theft trial: Accused of raids on trust funds for group homes"

Updating this ILB entry from April 21, 2010, re Ernest M. Beal Jr., the Supreme Court on Aug. 2, 2010...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Courts - Commission on Race and Gender Fairness has hearing in Lafayette

Sophia Voravong reports in the Lafayette Journal Courier:When David E. Wilson of Lafayette was sentenced a year ago in Tippecanoe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - Nominations open for the 2nd District attorney member of the Judicial Nominating Commission [Updated]

Today I, along with all the other members of the Indiana bar in the 2nd Judicial District who are in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Deserved 'crowing' from IU-Indy Law School"

Posted today by IU's IndyLaw:The Next Justice Appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court will be an Alumnus of IU School...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Monday, August 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - Governor Daniels appoints Marion Superior Court judge

From a press release just issued:INDIANAPOLIS (August 2, 2010) – Governor Mitch Daniels today announced the appointment of Barbra L....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 02, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - Audience watching the first Supreme Court interview this mornng

Thanks to INCourt Twitter account...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Family fight seeps into Simon Property Group boardroom: Simon feud could play pivotal role in control of mall giant"

Updating earlier ILB entries on the Mel Simon estate dispute, Jeff Swiatek reports today in a very long Indianapolis Star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 30, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - Marshall County video arraignment gets high marks

Randy Nixon reports today in the Plymouth Pilot News:After just a little more than three months, the initial reviews are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - Judge Mangus-Stinson "said that after being sworn in, she was immediately given 373 cases"

"Mount Prospect native appointed federal judge in Indiana" is the headline to this story in the Mount Prospect Daily Herald....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - La Porte County Judge Kathleen Lang talks criminal justice

Matt Field reports today in the Michigan City News Dispatch:La Porte County Superior Court 1 Judge Kathleen Lang stepped down...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ind. Courts - Evansville church, diocese sued for alleged rape cover-up

The Washington Indiana Times-Herald has a very long story with that headline, dated July 24, 2010, and reported by Nate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 26, 2010

Courts - "Piloting E-Discovery Rules in the 7th Circuit"

Jason Krause reports at Law.com today in an article that begins:Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan of the U.S. District Court for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 26, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on: "IHSAA faces Title IX lawsuit over scheduling: Former coach claims inequity in nights girls and boys basketball games are played"

Updating this ILB entry from 7/21/2009, Nat Newell reports today in the Indianapolis Star, in a story that begins:Tammy Hurley...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Indiana jury instructions recast in plain English"

To the ILB, this is a good story and a bad story. Here is yesterday's press release from the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Nominations open for "Excellence in Public Information and Education" awards

Re this ILB entry yesterday, where I wrote:I wrote to Kathryn Dolan, Indiana Supreme Court, Public Information Officer, as soon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Ind. accused of cutting aid to food stamp users" [Now with copy of complaint]

"Indiana changes food stamp policy that drew fire" is the headline to a story posted late this afternoon by Charles...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Courts - "Pick for Calif. Chief Justice Could Create Court's First Female Majority "

The Recorder is reporting today that:Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed Third District Court of Appeal Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye to be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana contends IBM welfare work was flawed from the start"

Ken Kusmer of the AP reports this afternoon in a story on the on-going lawsuit in Marion County Superior Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - Nominations open for "Excellence in Public Information and Education" awards

This information appears today on the Indiana Courts homepage: Indiana Judges Association Commendation for Excellencein Public Information and Education...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Magistrates failing to keep up with case loads"

Updating his earlier stories, Bob Kasarda reports today in the NWI Times:VALPARAISO | The county's judges agreed Tuesday evening to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - David Schanker, former Deputy Clerk of the Ind. Courts, dies in Wisconsin

Inside Track, a publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin, reports in a story dated July 21st:On July 5, clerk...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - Nine seeking to fill Judge Pratt's Marion Superior Court vacancy

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star has posted this entry on Justice Watch, including the names of the nine applicants:By...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Ind. accused of cutting aid to food stamp users" [Now with copy of complaint]

Charles Wilson of the AP has a very good story this afternoon on the State's food stamp program and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Magistrates failing to keep up with case loads"

Updating this ILB entry from July 11th, Bob Kasarda reports today in the NWI Times that begins:VALPARAISO | Porter County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Trial Court Administration Manual"

According to the notice:This 2010 manual—divided into 37 chapters of summary information on each topic—provides an introduction to issues that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 19, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - Mel Simon heirs' dispute gets more contentious

Updating earlier ILB entries in the Melvin Simon estate dispute, Jeff Swiatek has the report today in the Indianapolis Star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 16, 2010

Ind. courts - Disciplinary chages filed against Judge William E. Young

Here is the press release. The detailed release includes links to the Disciplinary Commission's “Notice of the Institution of Formal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Attorney Donates $20,000 to Purchase Child Identification Kits "

From the NWI Times:HAMMOND | About 800,000 children are reported missing each year in America - an average of 2,185...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ind. Law - Interesting Kelo-type case in South Bend?

A long story today in the South Bend Tribune, reported by Jeff Parrott, and headed "Private or public use? Homeowners...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Finally a U.S. attorney nomination for the SD Ind?

Updating yesterday's brief entry, Jon Murray and Mary Beth Schneider have a report in today's Indianapolis Star headed "Nomination of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on: "Evansville attorney, prosecutor candidate indicted on sex charges"

Updating this ILB entry from July 3rd, Jared Council of the Evansville Courier & Press is now reporting:William Wallace, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - Finally a U.S. attorney nomination for the SD Ind? [Updated]

And certainly not a new name. Joe Hogsett, according to what Jon Murray of the Indy Star is reporting. Mary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Man accused of commodity fraud against appeals judge: Allegedly told Judge Elaine Brown he could turn $10,000 into $1 million"

That is the headline to this story today by Lydia McCoy in the Evansville Courier & Press. More:DUBOIS COUNTY, Ind....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - Perhaps we will get a better docket, and briefs (and other docs) readily accessible online?

The Supreme Court on July 9th posted a Public Notice of Contracting Opportunity (PNCO) for an Appellate Case Management System....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Judges agree that the attorney general’s office’s insistence on intervening in so many of these cases continues to cause headaches and confusion for all involved"

That is a quote from a long, must-read story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, reported by Rebecca S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Magistrates failing to keep up with case loads"

How long should it take for a case to move through the courts? Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times reports...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Autistic Indiana man sues social services agency"

From the AP, this story by Charles Wilson of another suit by the Indiana ACLU against FSSA. Some quotes:Indiana's social...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friday, July 09, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Enhanced education requirements for judges"

On the Indiana Coyurts website:The Board of Directors of the Judicial Conference of Indiana voted unanimously in favor of enhanced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 09, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "Gag order possible in Carmel case: Judge could rule next month on whether to prohibit comment"

Updating this ILB entry from June 29th, the Indianapolis Star reports this morning in a brief story that begins:Carmel --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 09, 2010

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Upgrades made to state's sex offender registry" [Updated]

Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier reported July 6, 2010:Mandy Bailey, a mother of two, can now be cautioned...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission's hearing into allegations of misconduct by Delaware County Prosecutor McKinney related to the city-county Drug Task Force are going on today in Lebanon

Updating yesterday's entry, linking to the coverage, by Douglas Walker and Keith Roysdon of the Muncie Star Press, of yesterday's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "Lawsuit argues anyone who passes bar exam should be licensed; state says law school graduation is vital"

Building on the July 5th Indianapolis Star story (ILB entry here), Ashby Jones of the WSJ Law Blog writes this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission's hearing into allegations of misconduct by Delaware County Prosecutor McKinney related to the city-county Drug Task Force are going on today in Lebanon

Douglas Walker and Keith Roysdon, who write a weekly investigative column, The Walker/Roysdon Report, for The Muncie Star Press have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Monday, July 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Lawsuit argues anyone who passes bar exam should be licensed; state says law school graduation is vital"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports today in a long story headed "Ex-con fights to become a lawyer." Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 05, 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Ind. Courts - "State unemployment agency sued: Appeals process taking too long, ACLU suit alleges"

Niki Kelly reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is taking too long to process...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 04, 2010

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "Evansville attorney, prosecutor candidate indicted on sex charges"

Updating this ILB entry from June 16, 2010, Lydia X. McCoy of the Evansville Courier & Press reports:William Wallace, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 03, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - Judicial mandate efforts in the news

Clark County - Updating this May 26, 2010 ILB entry headed "Clark judge asks state Supreme Court to order probation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Gag order possible in Carmel case: Judge could rule next month on whether to prohibit comment"

Carrie Ritchie reported today in the Indianapolis Star:NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- A judge could decide next month whether to issue a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - Checking out the juror pool via the internet

IU Law's Joel Schumm sends this story from the July 2010 issue of the ABA Journal about lawyers using the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ind. Courts - U.S. Magistrate Judge vacancy created due to the elevation of Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson to the bench of the U. S. District Court

Actually, two openings:United States Magistrate Judge Judicial Law Clerk to Judge Jane Magnus-StinsonSee here for details....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Slaying trial set; accused man can't have public defender"

The ILB can't remember another recent story reporting that a court denied a public defender in a criminal case. (See...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ind. Courts - Bar license of accused Rep. Delaney assailant suspended [Updated]

The ILB first heard about this last night, but didn't find the order on the court's website. Still no order,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Tippecanoe County may open 2nd public defender office"

Sophia Voravang reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:Tippecanoe County may need to create a separate office of part-time special...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 20, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - Answer to "Which Justice was it?"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, and this one from yesterday which asked whether you could identify the justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Ringtone fails to interrupt Supreme Court oral argument

The ILB will report the final vote tally and correct answer late this afternoon. If you think you know "Which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 18, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Evansville attorney, prosecutor candidate indicted on sex charges"

So reports Lydia X. McCoy in the Evansville courier & Press. The story begins:William Wallace, a local attorney and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ind. Courts - "New Hoosier federal judge robed in history"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star has a lengthy story in this morning's paper that begins:Judge Tanya Walton Pratt's historic...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - Another judgeship opens up [Updated]

Jon Murray has a report this afternoon in his Indianapolis Star blog, "Justice Watch," on new federal Judge Tanya Walton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Tanya Walton Pratt set for Senate vote

The Senate roll call is occurring right now. [12:13 PM] Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Tanya Walton Pratt has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - Robocall suits in two courts

Tricia L. Nadolny reports today in the Indianapolis Star about a suit in federal court, in a story that begins:An...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - Tanya Walton Pratt set for Senate vote

Last Monday, June 7, 2010, Jane E. Magnus-Stinson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be United States District Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ind. Courts - Marion County Juvenile Court Judge Marilyn Moores, a Lt. Colonel, is off to Afghanistan for a year [Updated]

Not as a judge advocate, but as a horse expert, part of an agricultural support team. According to a long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 13, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - Class action filed re State's failure to timely process unemployment claims

The 12-page complaint, filed yesterday by the ACLU on behalf of John Gorman and those similarly situated, contends:51. As set...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - "State's toxicology department might be better off on its own than under the administration of IU's medical school"

Supplementing these ILB entries from May 13, May 14, and May 29, 2010, that is how this story by Will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 12, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ind. Courts - “This may well be the first time an Indiana judge presided over a hearing in an Indiana courtroom while being physically located in another state"

Pat Munsey reports today in the Kokomo Perspective:On Wednesday, June 2, there were 11 Drug Court program hearings scheduled to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Ind. Courts - Delaware Prosecutor McKinney now object of two lawsuits

A story today by Douglas Walker of the Muncie Star-Press appears in that paper today under the headline "Inmates sue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Ind. Courts - How free are we to write and talk about issues before the courts?

The teaser to an article in the 6/9/10 issue of an Indiana legal tabloid-sized newspaper reads:"Articles about pending cases raise...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Who Should Pick Judges: People or Officials?"

Indiana Policy Review has just released this column by Andrea Neal. (The link may not work.) Some quotes:Despite efforts to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Camm lawyer asks for new judge" [Updated]

Updating this long list of earlier ILB entries re the David Camm murder trials, the most recent being May 6th,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Cell phone ban discussed for Tippecanoe county courthouse"

Sophia Vorvang reports in today's Lafayette Journal Courier:Tippecanoe County judges rarely hesitate to call out someone whose cell phone rings...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Monday, June 07, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Magnus-Stinson set for Senate vote; no word on Tanya Walton Pratt [Updates]

Updating this ILB entry from June 4th, votes are being taken in order on:Audrey Goldstein Fleissig, of Missouri, to be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 07, 2010

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Two Elkhart County judges: No major drug testing issues"

Tim Vandenack reports in the Elkhart Truth in a long story that begins:Two Elkhart County judges report no major issues...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 06, 2010

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: Newton County prosecutor unlicensed

Updating this ILB entry from April 10, 2010, Sophia Voravong reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:Newton County Prosecutor J....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 05, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Harrison Sheriff Deatrick's court hearing canceled while judge appointment is decided"

Updating this ILB entry from May 25, 2010, Grace Schneider reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal:Clark Superior Court Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 05, 2010

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Local judge appointed in Marion County traffic case"

Updating this ILB entry from May 23rd, which reported that "Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Hanson has been selected...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - Website created for appellate judges up for retention vote at November election

In this November's general election, no Supreme Court justices are up for "yes / no" retention (three of the five...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - Applications available for Supreme Court vacancy; schedule set

Here is the information, just released:Applications for an upcoming vacancy on the state’s highest court are due June 30, 2010,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - "How will yesterday's SCOTUS Miranda ruling affect Indiana?

Adam Liptak of the NY Times wrote yesterday under the headline "Mere Silence Doesn’t Invoke Miranda, Justices Rule," in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Marion attorney arrested on forgery, theft charges"

From the Muncie Star-Press today, this story:A Marion attorney was arrested Tuesday on allegations he stole money from clients who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - Yet more on "Physician ordinance adopted by Allen County"

Updating this May 29th ILB entry re the suit filed where, to quote the FWJG:Dr. George Klopfer, operator of Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - Magnus-Stinson set for Senate vote; no word on Tanya Walton Pratt

As indicated in this May 13, 2010 Gary Post-Tribune story that the former U.S. Attorney and Lake County Prosecutor Jon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ind. Courts - Walkerton town judge bids farewell

Alicia Gallegos of the South Bend Tribune has a feature today on Judge Roger Huizenga. Some quotes:WALKERTON — Driving along...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - Details on the list of Supreme Court potential applicants

Because of interest in the list of "potentials" for the vacancy posted by the ILB yesterday, the ILB has received...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Lake judge hyped for Ind. Supreme Court"; More

That is the headline to this story by Susan Brown in today's NWI Times. Some quotes:CROWN POINT | The word...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ind. Courts - Even more on "Backlog of cases extends toxicology test results: Toxicology tests often take weeks, months to complete"

Updating these May 13 and May 14, 2010 ILB entry, the Indianapolis Star has another story today, this one headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 29, 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Physician ordinance adopted by Allen County"

This ILB entry from April 4, 2010, gives the history of this requirement. On May 26, 2010, Amanda Iacone had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 28, 2010

Ind. Courts - First list of potentials for upcoming Supreme Court vacancy

The upcoming 5/31/10 issue of Indiana Legislative Insight ($$) contains a long article headed "Courting century's first new justice....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Two states — Idaho and Indiana — have no women on their highest courts"

The headline to this ILB entry from May 25, 2010 was correct. However, the body says:Idaho did end up with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on: Criminal charges filed against Plymouth attorney

Updating this May 21, 2010 ILB entry that reported that Marshall Superior Court 1 Judge Robert Bowen had rejected a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - Incoming Disciplinary Commission Executive Secretary, Michael Witte, subject of complaint by Dearborn County commissioner

This press release was sent out today on behalf of Jeffrey Hughes, Dearborn County Commissioner:COUNTY COMMISSIONER REQUESTS DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION INVESTIGATION...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: "Clark County Legal Self-Help Center has a green light, even if full judicial support is yet to be determined"

Updating this ILB entry from May 23, 2010, Braden Lammers today in the New Albany News & Tribune, who wrote...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Clark judge asks state Supreme Court to order probation funding"

This Feb. 11, 2010 story by Ben Zion Hershberg in the Louisville Courier Journal was about another threat of judicial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Courts - More on "Several States Look to Boost Retirement Age for Judges"

Updating this April 14, 2010 ILB entry, which concluded:Indiana's retirement age for appellate judges, set by statute, is 75. For...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ind. Courts - "State court retirement opens door for diversity: Boehm's departure gives governor chance to consider a woman"

From a lengthy story today by Jon Murray in the Indianapolis Star:The announced retirement of Indiana Supreme Court Justice Theodore...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ind. Courts - Yet more on "Life, Death and Insurance: Indiana's $15 Million Mystery "

After three stories in the Wall Street Journal, April 12, April 14, and May 13, 2010, the Indianapolis Star has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Anderson attorney faces child porn charges"

Updating this ILB entry from March 11, 2010, concerning Anderson attorney and blogger Samuel C. Hasler (Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Indiana Supreme Court's Boehm to end 14-year tenure"

This long and comprehensive story by Lesley Stedman Weidenbener will appear in tomorow's Louisville Courier Journal. It begins:INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - Statement from Governor Daniels about Indiana Supreme Court Justice Ted Boehm’s resignation announcement

The Governor's office has just released this statement:“Indiana’s Supreme Court is nationally renowned, and Justice Ted Boehm is a big...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - "What one trial court judge would like you to know"

Here is an article by Boone County Circuit Court Judge Steven H. David that appeared in the May 2010...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Simon daughter seeks e-mails for estate case"

Updating earlier ILB entries in the Melvin Simon estate dispute, Jeff Swiatek reports today in the Indianapolis Star:Bren Simon's e-mails...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Harrison Sheriff Deatrick's court hearing canceled while judge appointment is decided"

Updating a list of ILB entries under the heading "Harrison sheriff indicted in lengthy sexual harassment probe", the most recent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Two states — Idaho and Indiana — have no women on their highest courts"

That is the word via this May 14, 2009 story out of South Carolina. This ILB entry from Oct. 6,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Supreme Court Justice Boehm Steps Down From Bench"

From the Court's press release:Justice Theodore R. Boehm, Indiana’s 104th Supreme Court Justice will step down from the bench on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Gov. Daniels rooting for card counter in lawsuit against casino"

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal:Gov. Mitch Daniels acknowledged in a commencement speech Saturday that he's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Clark County Legal Self-Help Center has a green light, even if full judicial support is yet to be determined"

So reports Braden Lammers today in the New Albany News & Tribune. Some quotes:Clark Circuit Court Judge Dan Moore has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Local judge appointed in Marion County traffic case"

Keith Rhoades reported May 22, 2010 in the Martinsville Reporter-Times:MARTINSVILLE Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Hanson has been selected...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Grand jury can be used to insulate prosecutor"

Updating this ILB entry from May 18, 2010, Heather Gillers and Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star have a lengthy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 23, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - Even more on: Criminal charges filed against Plymouth attorney

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 3, 2009, Virginia Ransbottom of the South Bend Tribune reports:PLYMOUTH — A plea bargain...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 21, 2010

Ind. Courts - ""Transfers Granted" e-mails from Supreme Court Administration Office to be discontinued"

The ILB has just received a lengthy email, from Kevin S. Smith, Supreme Court Administrator & Clerk of the Appellate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ind. Courts - "How do cops handle mentally ill? Special training given to new Crisis Intervention Team"

Jeff Parrott of the South Bend Tribune has a report today on a three-day Crisis Intervention Team training seminar this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Girls convicted in 1997 Jeffersonville stabbing seek reduced sentence: Prosecutor wants judge Fleece removed after comments at hearing"

Updating this April 9, 2010 ILB entry, Matt Thacker of the Jeffersonville News & Tribune has a lengthy follow-up story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on: List posted of lawyers suspended for failing to pay registration fees or comply with CLE requirements

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, the NWI Times today has a story by Susan Brown, headed "16 Lake County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - "LaPorte turns to Supreme Court for tax help"

Stan Maddux of the South Bend Tribune reported May 18, 2010 in a story that gives an overview of several...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Grand jury can be used to insulate prosecutor"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Prof. Joel Schumm of IU Law-Indy, writes:I watched the news conference online yesterday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - List posted of lawyers suspended for failing to pay registration fees or comply with CLE requirements

Here it is, the annual "In the Matter of Failure to Comply with CLE Requirements and/or Nonpayment of Attorney Registration...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Police probing Brizzi's role in golf cart crash"

Updating earlier ILB entries referencing Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, Jon Murray and Mark Alesia of the Indianapolis Star have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Grand jury can be used to insulate prosecutor"

That is the heading of this article today by John Tuohy of the Indianapolis Star. It begins:For delicate cases, grand...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - "Daniels trapped by spinning agency fix as both flop, solution"

Eric Bradner has this thoughtful analysis piece today in the Evansville Courier & Press. It begins:INDIANAPOLIS — The dueling lawsuits...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 16, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Porter Co. courthouse left without phone service Friday "

Bob Kasarda reports this afternoon in the NWI Times: VALPARAISO | The failure of a month-old piece of equipment on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Grants for Court Reform Projects Are Available"

The Division of State Court Administration of posted an announcement of the grants availability -- the application deadline is June...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Backlog of cases extends toxicology test results: Toxicology tests often take weeks, months to complete"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Bob Kasarda of the NWI Times reports today:Porter County Prosecutor Brian Gensel said he doesn't expect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ind. Courts - The IBM lawsuit, Administrative Rule 9, and a teaching moment

Earlier today the ILB posted this entry which included "links to both the FSSA lawsuit against IBM, and the IBM...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ind. Courts - More on "Backlog of cases extends toxicology test results: Toxicology tests often take weeks, months to complete"

That was the headline to this worth reading again story by Tom Moor of the South Bend Tribune on July...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ind. Courts - Still more on "Life, Death and Insurance: Indiana's $15 Million Mystery "

Following up on this April 14, 2010 ILB entry quoting a WSJ story reported by Leslie Scism and Mark Maremont,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ind. Courts - "Former U.S. Attorney Jon DeGuilio has been confirmed as a federal judge for northern Ind