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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Ind. Law - "Lake, Porter law enforcement remain grounded in use of drones"

From a story today in the Gary Post-Tribune - some quotes:A new Indiana law became effective July 1, requiring law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ind. Law - Former Indiana law blogger under disciplinary commission scrutiny

"Indiana high court warns Richmond attorney" is the headline to this story today by Bill Engle in the Richmond Palladium...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 29, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ind. Law - Plews Shadley Racher & Braun takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

From the PSRB website, dated August 22, 2014:Plews Shadley Racher and Braun LLP attorneys and staff accepted the ALS Ice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ind. Law - Norman Metzger, Indiana Legal Services head, announces retirement

This brief AP story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette begins:INDIANAPOLIS – One of the nation’s longest serving directors of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

Ind. Law - Trying to use the "updated" online Indiana Code is incredibly frustrating; July 1 change-over exposes system's flaws

Background I began reporting about the state of the online Indiana Code in 2006, in a Res Gestae article that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 04, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ind. Law - More on "Changes to expungement process poses danger to public"

That was the headline to a story in the May 11th Martinsville Reporter Times; unfortunately it was and remains behind...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 21, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Ind. Law - In Indy, " Confusing laws vex Indiana drivers, cyclists"

Brian Easton had this story July 15th in the Indianapolis Star. A few quotes:State law generally puts the burden on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 18, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Law - Indiana wine shipping prohibitions hit home to former Star reporter

The ILB, which has posted many entries on the wine shipping issue over the years, noticed these tweets by former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Ind. Law - More on: Changes to Title 35 Felony Offenses with New levels and Sentencing Ranges

Updating this ILB post from July 3rd (which I have also just updated), Vicki Davis of the Indiana Judicial Center...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Ind. Law - Changes to Title 35 Felony Offenses with New levels and Sentencing Ranges [Updated]

A reader has sent this useful 26-page chart for the new criminal code; I have OCRed it so that it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 03, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Ind. Law - More on: Most 2014 laws now in effect, but not online

The ILB reported yesterday:It is July 1st, 2014. Most laws passed in the 2014 session of the General Assembly went...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Ind. Law - "How much time will a criminal serve now that Indiana’s new criminal code is in effect?"

The Herald Times GovTracker today has a brief article on the new criminal code, including:If you’re curious about how much...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Ind. Law - "State criminal code changes first in 35 years " [Updated]

James D. Wolf Jr. reported yesterday in the Gary Post Tribune on the changes that go into effect today. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Ind. Law - Most 2014 laws now in effect, but not online [Updated]

It is July 1st, 2014. Most laws passed in the 2014 session of the General Assembly went into effect today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ind. Law - "Indiana same-sex marriage fight not over yet"

Tony Cook and Barb Berggoetz of the Indianapolis Star report today on how:... the fight at the Statehouse could shift...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Ind. Law - Hoosier Deb Daniels and former Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli team up for WAPO editorial

The title to the June 19th Washington Post opinion piece is "Less incarceration could lead to less crime." (h/t Sentencing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 22, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ind. Law - "The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule" is a day-lily farmer from Michigan City

That part in quotes is the headline to a long NY Times Sunday Magazine article by Sam Dolnick, from last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 20, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ind. Law - " Storeowners complain new shoplifting law in Indiana too lax: $750 set as the line between a felony and a misdemeanor"

That is the headline to CNHI's Maureen Hayden's story today in the New Albany News & Tribune. From the story:INDIANAPOLIS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ind. Law - "Felony levels move from four to six: Series on Criminal Code changes"

The criminal code overhaul was enacted in the 2013 session, with an effective date of July 1, 2014. Earlier this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ind. Law - Today,Tuesday, June 17th, is GA technical corrections day

See the details in this ILB post from Friday....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

Ind. Law - More on: Maennerchor Era Luncheon planned for June 18th

Updating this ILB post from May 19th, the Maennerchor Era Luncheon will occur this Wednesday. The ILB would love to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Ind. Law - Indiana Tech replaces uppercase law dean with lowercase prof

Updating this ILB post from May 29th ("Dean Resigns Abruptly at Indiana Tech Law School"), Rebecca S. Green of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 15, 2014

Friday, June 13, 2014

Ind. Law - Next Tuesday, June 17th, is GA technical corrections day

This ILB post on May 15th announced details of an upcoming technical correction day. Chelsea Schneider's long $$ story in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 13, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ind. Law - "New Indiana law allows scooter drivers to run red lights under certain conditions"

Really. This could come as a shock to some motorists with the right-of-way. Nick LaGrange reports for WFIE, Evansville:A new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ind. Law - "Dean Resigns Abruptly at Indiana Tech Law School"

Yes, according to this story by Karen Sloan in The National Law Journal, as well as other reports: The dean...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 29, 2014

Monday, May 19, 2014

Ind. Law - Maennerchor Era Luncheon planned for June 18th

I've received an invitation from Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law's Dean Klein to a Maennerchor Era Luncheon:Reconnect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ind. Law - "Changes to expungement process poses danger to public"

That is the headline to this $$$ story in today's Martinsville Reporter Times, reported by Keith Rhodes. All we can...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Friday, May 09, 2014

Ind. Law - More on: N.E.2 phased out; or, marking a milestone in time

Updating this ILB post from March 17th, on April 28th I received a note from the Indiana Supreme Court librarians,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 09, 2014

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Ind. Law - Shouldn't Unconstitutional Statutes be Repealed?

Commentary by Joel Schumm, professor at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law According to a recent USA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ind. Law - "Legislatures Weigh Constitutional Amendments Enshrining Right to Hunt"

The $$$ WSJ has a long, important story on April 27th headed "More States Aim to Protect Hunting." Indiana has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ind. Law - "Marion County's gun rule stands ... for now"

That is the headline to a fascinating story this morning, reported by John Tuohy in the Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Environment - More on "Don’t let legislators decriminalize poaching"

Updating this ILB post from Feb. 17, 2014, which quoted a letter to the editor in the Indianapolis Star, signed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ind. Law - Responsible Property Transfer Act repealed this session

The long-time (since 1996) Indiana Responsible Transfer Law was repealed this session, as part of HEA 1005, a bill concerning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Law - ILB's entry in the 2014 ABA Peeps in Law contest

This is the 6th year the ABA has sponsored an annual diorama contest, Peeps in Law. The ABA announcement includes:After...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Ind. Law - "Indiana expungement law gives woman a fresh start"

Well, maybe not. This story in the Louisville Courier Journal, by Aubrey Woods, repeats something the ILB has commented on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ind. law - "Murder case illustrates big changes coming to Indiana prison terms July 1"

In a March 20th story, Laura Lane of the $$ Bloomington Herald-Times used a murder case to illustrate the impact...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 31, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Ind. Law - Indiana Law Review Symposium - Data Privacy in the Digital Age

The Indiana Law Review will be hosting a symposium titled Data Privacy in the Digital Age on Friday April 4...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ind. Law - More on: Following the 2014 session results

Updating this post from March 18th: Here is Governor Pence's list of the bills he has received, the date...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Ind. Law - "The Confusing Status of the Indiana Statute of Limitations for Breach of Written Contracts"

Michael Ray Smith, an Indianapolis attorney, has an interesting post at Indiana Business Law Blog on what statute of limitations...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 24, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ind. Law - "Updates in law codify judges' options for bad drivers"

Nick Cusack of the Shelby News has an informative story today about revisions in the law relating to ignition interlock...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 21, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ind. Law - Following the 2014 session results

Here is Governor Pence's list of the bills he has received so far, the date he must act, and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Ind. Law - N.E.2 phased out; or, marking a milestone in time

Prof. Joel Schumm sent me this note:I think sometime earlier this year 999 N.E.2d filled and we now have N.E.3d....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 17, 2014

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ind. Law - "The concern is that Sen. Head and the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council won’t stop adding tweaks to the new HEA 1006 reforms until we’re back to what we had before"

Scott Smith has a must-read column today in the Kokomo Tribune about the new Indiana sentencing rules, headed "Will reforms...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 16, 2014

Ind. Law - "State’s lawmakers pick guns over kids"

The is the heading of an op-ed by Shannon Watts of Zionsville, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 16, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Law - General Assembly honors Professor Lawrence Jegen III

The Indiana Senate and House this week adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 37 honoring Professor Lawrence Jegen III. Prof. Jegen was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Law - More on: US News 2015 Law Rankings are Out

Updating this post from this morning, the WSJ Law Blog has an interesting new entry. A sample: In just two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - "Conflicting state and federal policies will likely cost Indiana same-sex couples more when they file their tax returns this year, experts say"

This AP story today by Summer Ballentine reports that it will cost more to file your tax returns this year...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Law - "Changed wording delays debate on right to hunt, fish"

Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau, writes in the Rushville Republican:INDIANAPOLIS – A much-debated ban on same-sex marriage wasn’t the only...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Law - US News 2015 Law Rankings are Out

So reports Above the Law in this post. Unfortunately, it appears that the ILB did not report last year's (2014)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ind. Law - "Prosecutors' advocate was quiet man of steel"

Supplementing this ILB post from March 4th, Maureen Hayden of CNHI has a tribute today to Steve Johnson in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Ind. Law - Stephen J. Johnson, longtime executive director of the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council, dies

From the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council website:It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Ind. Law - More on: HB 1006 on its way to passage

At the end of yesterday's post, the ILB set out the digest of the 8-page Amendment 13, which the Senate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Ind. Law - HB 1006 on its way to passage [Updated]

Maureen Hayden reports today for CNHI:INDIANAPOLIS — Judges who’ve been clamoring for more control over prison sentences may be exercising...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ind. Law - Two low-cost CLE opportunities at IU McKinney

This one is not only free, but includes a free lunch! A 1.0 credit CLE titled "Judicial Selection: Thinking Outside...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ind. Law - "Reveal properties’ meth-related past"

An editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette urges passage of HB 1141, concluding:[Rep. Wendy ] McNamara’s bill requires...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ind. Law - More on: The mysterious LSA memo on amending the Indiana Constitution

From the Feb. 2, 2014 ILB post:Back on the November 26, 2013 edition of Indiana Week in Review I heard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 24, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Ind. Law - Attorney General Greg Zoeller addresses the Federalist Society

The Indianapolis Lawyers Division of the Federalist Society has a luncheon Thursday on "The Role of State Attorneys General in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 21, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Ind. Law - Question about HB 1009 - restricting digital surveillance

"Indiana legislature on verge of restricting digital surveillance" is the heading of this IndyStar story by Barb Berggoetz on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ind. Law - "The fight goes on" warns FWJG editorial

Just a few quotes from today's editorial on the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Start with the good news. The effort to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ind. Law - "Houses where methamphetamine labs are found would be listed in an online registry"

Summer Ballentine reports this morning in the NWI Times:Houses where methamphetamine labs are found would be listed in an online...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Ind. Law - "Indiana case spotlights rape statute of limitations" [Updated]

Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star writes today:A man walks into the Marion County Sheriff’s Department and confesses to raping...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 16, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ind. Law - "Kokomo attorney's practice wiped out from within"

Pat Munsey had this Feb. 6th story in the Kokomo Perspective. Some quotes from the long, must-read story: Michael Krebes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ind. Law - Still more on "Kentucky ban on gay marriages from other states struck down by federal judge"

Updating two earlier ILB posts today, first here, then here, Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog now has this post re the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ind. Law - More on "Kentucky ban on gay marriages from other states struck down by federal judge"

Updating this post from earlier today, the federal judge's opinion re Kentucky states:In the end, the Court concludes that Kentucky’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Ind. Law - "IndyBar Tax Section Shares HJR-3 Concerns with Indiana Legislature"

The Indianapolis Bar Association, which as far as I know is the only Indiana bar association, state or local, to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Ind. Law - "Indiana gay marriage foes press on as tides shift"; Tide shifts for Lafayette Republican

Tom LoBianco of the AP reports today on those who favor banning same sex marriage via an amendment to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 08, 2014

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ind. Law - "Legislature hops on moped regulations"

Nick Cusack reports for the Shelby News in a story that begins:Local law enforcement say they support a bill going...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ind. Law - More on "House sends expungement changes to Senate"

Updating this post from Jan. 28th and this one from Jan. 16th, Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau Chief, reports today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ind. Law - "Measure targeting companies that provide cash advances — sometimes at sky-high rates of return — to people awaiting payoffs in personal injury lawsuits" advances

That is a quote from Rick Callahan's AP story today that begins:INDIANAPOLIS — The director of a group of financing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ind. Law - "Indiana bill could put bondsmen back in business"

Story and video today at WNDU South Bend, by Mark Peterson. Some quotes:A bill before the Indiana General Assembly promises...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 06, 2014

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Law - "Grandparent Rights: An Overview in Indiana"

That is the heading to this newly-posted article, authored by Andrea Ciobanu, posted on the Indianapolis Bar Association website. Of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Ind. Law - "Marriage overshadows other legislative activity: Lawmakers moving on lots of measures"

That is the headline to CNHI's Maureen Hayden's story today, here in the Kokomo Tribune. The story discusses some of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Monday, February 03, 2014

Ind. Law - More on "How much snooping is too much?" [Updated]

Updating this post from this morning, two more items:Jim Shella of WISH TV has a post headed "Indiana House passes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 03, 2014

Ind. Law - "How much snooping is too much?"

The ILB had three posts in December headed "Indiana State Police tracking cellphones — but won’t say how or why."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 03, 2014

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Ind. Law - The mysterious LSA memo on amending the Indiana Constitution

Back on the November 26, 2013 edition of Indiana Week in Review I heard a mention that Senator Long had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 02, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Indiana Law - Update on: Some thoughts on HJR 3: The time to speak out is now

On Jan. 15th the ILB posted this entry. Some quotes:I was a law student during the civil rights movement, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Ind. Law - "Trimmed abortion bill goes to Indiana Senate"

Niki Kelly has the story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. The story begins:INDIANAPOLIS – A measure meant to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ind. Law - "Pared gay marriage ban OK’d by House: It’s Senate’s call whether to restore civil union sentence"

That is the headline to Niki Kelly's HJR 3 story in today's Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:The amendment now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ind. Law - "House amends HJR-3, possibly delaying referendum"

Tony Cook and Barb Berggoetz report in a long story today in the Indianapolis Star:In an atmosphere of rapidly shifting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ind. Law - "House sends expungement changes to Senate"

Updating this ILB post from Jan. 16th, the same reporter, Hannah Troyer of the $$ Statehouse File, reported Jan. 23rd...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ind. Law - Some farm-related legislative proposals

From Gary Truitt of Hoosier Ag Today, a story Jan. 26th headed "Farm Bills Moving in General Assembly," discussing a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Ind. Law - A number of second reading amendments have been filed to HJR 3

Tony Cook and Barb Berggoetz have a new story at IndyStar describing the amendments. the story concludes:Although the proposed changes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 27, 2014

Ind. Law - Problems with trying to amend HJR 3 on second reading

Niki Kelly wrote in the FWJG this weekend:[House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath] has prepared an amendment to remove the second...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 27, 2014

Ind. Law - "Gay union ban advancing: Amendment eligible for House vote this week"

In her story this weekend in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, headed "Gay union ban advancing: Amendment eligible for House...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 27, 2014

Ind. Law - Weekend news coverage of the marraige amendment issues

"Indiana House members wavering on marriage amendment" was the headline in many Gannett papers around the state to Indianapolis Star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 27, 2014

Ind. Law - Indianapolis Bar Association Timely Announces Opposition to HJR-3 and HB1153

From a news release this morning:The Indianapolis Bar Association today announced its opposition to HJR-3, the constitutional amendment to ban...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 27, 2014

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ind. Law - HJR 3: "An example of the older generation attempting to lock in their views and impose them upon my generation"

A great story today by Tom LoBianco of the AP, about the research of one of the young people who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ind. Law - "Debate over protection orders: Streamlined for victims; now some think burden of proof too low"

Here is the long story in the Sunday South Bend Tribune, reported by Virginia Black. A quote from the lengthy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 26, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ind. Law - "Rep. McNamara wants 'second sentence' stripped out of marriage amendment: Isn't satisfied with companion legislation"

Well, that is the tantalizing headline to this story this morning by Chelsea Schneider, who replaced Eric Bradner as statehouse...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ind. Law - "Lawmakers take aim at gun buy-back programs"

Dan Carden reports this morning in the NWI Times:A proposal forcing Gary and other Indiana cities to end their gun...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ind. Law - "Weakened ag-gag bill advances to full Senate"

Niki Kelly reported yesterday in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee neutered the disputed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 23, 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 Environmental Affairs, Friday, Jan. 24, 9AM, Rm. 233 SB359 -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ind. Law - "IU McKinney students prepare to compete in international commercial moot court"

From the announcement:IU McKinney’s Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court competes in Vienna this spring For the second...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 22, 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 Environmental Affairs, Friday, Jan. 24, 9AM, Rm. 233 SB359 -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ind. Law - Bosma revives HJR3, reassigns it to Elections Committee [Updated]

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports this afternoon:INDIANAPOLIS – House Speaker Brian Bosma rescued the gay marriage...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ind. Law - "Delicate path for gay marriage in red states"; What about Indiana?

WTHR13 yesterday picked up this long AP story by Brady McCombs and Nicholas Riccardi. Some quotes:SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Ind. Law - WSJ: "Scooters Spark Fight in Evansville, Indiana Low-Powered Mopeds Lead to Heated Political and Cultural Fight"

A quote from the lengthy story by Keach Hagey:"It's like someone had taken Miracle-Gro and all of a sudden there...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 20, 2014

Indiana Law - More on: Some thoughts on HJR 3: The time to speak out is now

Updating this ILB post from Jan. 15th, where the ILB wrote:What, I wondered, was the position of the Indiana State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 20, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ind. Law - House republican caucus "has been consumed' by the gay marriage issue since the start of the session

So reports Tom LoBianco in this just posted AP story. More from the long story:House Speaker Brian Bosma has spent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 19, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ind. Law - "House Public Policy Committee retains felony penalty for guns at school"

Two stories today on the committee action on HB 1048. Niki Kelly's story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette begins:INDIANAPOLIS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ind. Law - "Bill that tweaks expungement law headed to full House"

Hannah Troyer of the $$ Statehouse File reports that:INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers set to work Wednesday fine-tuning a law passed last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ind. Law - More on: Put "right to farm" in the Indiana Code, again?

Updating this ILB post from Jan. 14th on SB 186, referred to as the "right to farm bill," which was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Indiana Law - Some thoughts on HJR 3: The time to speak out is now

I was a law student during the civil rights movement, a young attorney during the women's rights movement, and now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ind. Law - Put "right to farm" in the Indiana Code, again?

SB 186, referred to as the "right to farm bill," would amend IC 15-11-2-6, which it deals with the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ind. Law - This is confusing

A story today in the Indianapolis Star reports that SB 186, a "right to farm" bill, "unanimously passed its first...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ind. Law - "Opponents talk children, voting in Franklin College marriage debate"; More

John Sittler of the $$ TheStatehouseFile has video and a story today on last night's debate at Franklin College on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ind. Law - "House GOP wants drug tests for welfare recipients, despite cost"

That is the headline of Dan Carden's story today in the NWI Times: INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to take...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Ind. Law - "Bill seeks to bar trespassing on agricultural property"

SB 101, the ag-gag bill, is being heard in Senate Committee this morning. Here are some quotes from a long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Ind. Law - "Committee vote on proposal to ban gay marriage delayed"

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reporter Niki Kelly, who you may have seen seated behind the speakers taking notes (dressed in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 13, 2014

Ind. Law - Still more on the concept of using a "companion" bill to spell out legislative intent behind a constitutional amendment [Updated]

Updating this post from this morning, and referencing this story posted this afternoon on the IndyStar website, a reader writes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 13, 2014

Ind. Law - More on the concept of using a "companion" bill to spell out legislative intent behind a constitutional amendment [Updated]

Updating this ILB post from this morning, thanks to Peter J. Rusthoven, Barnes & Thornburg, who has provided, at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 13, 2014

Ind. Law - More on: House Judiciary Committeee meeting to hear same sex marriage prohibition Monday morning

Here are more stories on this morning's hearing:"Indiana's legislative leaders attempt not just proposed marriage ban, but also companion bill,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 13, 2014

Ind. Law - "Not all sexting is alike, say Indiana experts"

Jill Disis of the Indianapolis Star has a long story today on sexting involving middle school and high school students....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ind. Law - House Judiciary Committeee meeting to hear same sex marriage prohibition Monday morning

The House Judiciary Committee will meet Monday at 10:00 AM in the House Chamber to hold public hearings on HJR...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ind. Law - "Permissive parents who allow underage drinking in their homes could face arrest and prosecution under a proposed “social host” liability law"

That is the lede to this story this weekend by Maureen Hayden of CNHI newspapers. More:Adults who allow minors to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 12, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Ind. Law - "The more you have to explain a marriage amendment ..."

Supplementing this ILB post from earlier this morning, Columnist Dave Bangert has this piece today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:Who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 10, 2014

Ind. Law - "Companion bill tries to clarify gay amendment"

Yesterday HJR 6, the proposed constitutional ban on same sex marriage and the like passed for the first time in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 10, 2014

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Ind. Law - FWJG editoralizes against ag-gag bill

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long and strong editorial today about both this year's version of the ag-gag...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 09, 2014

Ind. Law - Bill introduced to put same-sex requirement in Ind. constitution, along with language about legislative intent [Updated]

This year's version of HJR 6 has been introduced today in the Indiana House, as HJR 3, which (the renumbering)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 09, 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Ind. Law - Jolene Ketzenberger fired from IndyStar because of personal blog

Well darn! Andrea Muirragui Davis reports in the IBJ: Indianapolis Star food writer Jolene Ketzenberger has been dismissed by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Ind. Law - "Ag Gag" bill is on a fast track, being heard in committee today

Today is the first day of the 2014 session and this year's version of the "ag gag" bill, SB 101,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Monday, January 06, 2014

Ind. Law - More on "Supreme Court and Indiana Bar Foundation have proposed tracking the volunteer work in hopes of encouraging Indiana attorneys to do even more"

Updating this post from late this morning, a reader/attorney writes:So what does the tracking of pro bono work consist of?...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 06, 2014

Ind. Law - " County sheriffs and prosecutors hope to stall new criminal sentences from taking effect"

That is the lede to CNHI statehouse reporter Maureen Hayden's story today in the New Albany News & Tribune....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 06, 2014

Ind. Law - "Supreme Court and Indiana Bar Foundation have proposed tracking the volunteer work in hopes of encouraging Indiana attorneys to do even more"

Tim Evans has this lengthy story today in the Indianapolis Star on attorney pro bono work. Some quotes:the need for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 06, 2014

Friday, January 03, 2014

Ind. Law - "Well That’s A Rude Way To Welcome Your New IU Mauer Dean"

Must read Elie Mystal post for followers of IU Mauer news today in Above the Law (ATL). [More] A reader...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 03, 2014

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Ind. Law - "Indy man stole brains from museum, sold them for cash"

That is the headline to Bill McClerry's front page story today in the Indianapolis Star, which begins:The details sound like...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 02, 2014

Friday, December 27, 2013

Ind. Law - SBT editorial on sentencing reform

Here are quotes from the South Bend Tribune's editorial last Sunday, headed "Seeking a good verdict on sentencing reform." Last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 27, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Indiana Law - More on: Indiana one of states featured in NYT article today on guns and the mentally ill

Following on this ILB post from Sunday referencing a NYT Sunday story, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Indiana Law - Indiana one of states featured in NYT article today on guns and the mentally ill

The lengthy Sunday NY Times front-page, lead story today continues on to fill two full interior pages. Reported by Michael...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ind. Law - Expungement: "Second chance law offers a fresh start "

This Dec. 21st story in the Gary Post-Tribune, reported by Michael Gonzalez, is unique in those the ILB has read,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 22, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Ind. Law - "Austen Parrish named dean of IU Maurer School of Law"

See the full news release, with photo, here. It begins:BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Austen L. Parrish will be the next dean...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 16, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ind. Law - "Lawmakers stand against social tide in promoting HJR 6"

The Sunday Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial section focuses on HJR 6. Some quotes from the lead editorial:The elephant in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 15, 2013

Ind. Law - "To hear the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council tell it, the new criminal code needs more than minor tinkering"

That is a quote from near the beginning of a very long story by Douglas Walker in the Sunday Muncie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Ind. Law - "‘Lawsuit loans’ face more scrutiny"

Niki Kelly reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Indiana lawmakers are eyeing a growing industry that advances money to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 08, 2013

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "ALEC facing funding crisis from donor exodus in wake of Trayvon Martin row"

Updating this ILB post from this morning, quoting The Guardian, one of the items linked in that story is headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ind. Law - The Indiana POST Program: Physician orders for scope of treatment

HEA 1182 passed this year and took effect July 1, 2013. The ILB just learned of it yesterday via this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Ind. Law - "ALEC facing funding crisis from donor exodus in wake of Trayvon Martin row"

Updating many earlier ILB entries on the lobby group ALEC, The Guardian reported yesterday in a lengthy story complete with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ind. Law - "Wrongful conviction group hires David Camm"

Mark Vanderhoff reports in the Louisville Courier-Journal that:A group that advocates on behalf of the wrongfully accused announced it has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana’s sentencing law raises questions"

Here are quotes from Madeline Buckley's Nov. 16th story in the South Bend Tribune:Indiana’s new sentencing guidelines too high, too...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ind. Law - "Same-sex Indiana couples must file separate tax returns"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this evening, which sets out the newly issued IDOR guidance, Jon Murray of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ind. Law - Can you tell immediately who is the attorney and who is the client in this photo?

Of course. The attorney is the person in the photo carrying the bags. The story in today's Indianapolis Star, reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 14, 2013

Monday, November 04, 2013

Ind. Law - Expungement pros and cons

Supplementing this ILB post from Saturday, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long editorial today listing pros and cons...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 04, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ind. Law - Indianapolis attorney Stephen Terrell featured in Muncie story

John Carlson of the Star-Press interviewed Terrell for this long story at The Cup:... in Ball State University’s Village, two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Ind. Law - " Task force targets pregnant drug abusers: Group may push for law that offers them protections if they seek treatment"

That is the headline to this Oct. 23rd story by Maureen Hayden of CNHI, here in the Kokomo Tribune. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ind. Law - Still more on: Bill gives agency right to refuse to acknowledge a record's existence

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday about the PAC opinion regarding the response made by the Indiana State Police to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: Bill gives agency right to refuse to acknowledge a record's existence

The bill discussed in this April 16, 2013 ILB post, is now law - SEA 369-2013. This opinion issued Oct....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Ind. Law - Indiana University McKinney School of Law professor emeritus Harold Greenberg dies

From the Indianapolis Star obituary:Harold Greenberg, Indianapolis, passed away on October 15, 2013. Harold was a distinguished professor of law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 18, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

Ind. Law - Indy Legal Aid Society moves to English Building

From the news release:INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Legal Aid Society (ILAS) has moved into an expanded office space that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday, October 07, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Starting Tuesday, only subscribers will be able to view our exclusive and in-depth stories"

As the ILB noted on Sept. 22nd, Evansville Courier & Press news, and thus much of the news from SW...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 07, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Lawyer Charged in Own Shooting; Authorities Say He Staged Apparent Attack for Unknown Reason"

Updating this ILB entry from July 19, 2012, WBIW 1340 AM is reporting: "Bloomington Lawyer Pleads Guilty After Making Up...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ind. Law - "Don't tinker with Indiana Constitution"

Two more editorials this weekend against amending the Indiana Constitution to ban same-sex marriage: NWI Times, and the Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Ind. Law - "A new tack on school gun laws: Stand your schoolhouse ground?"

From the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette "Furthermore..." column on Saturday, this item:Stand your schoolhouse ground? That’s the idea an Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 29, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Ind. Law - Re "an effort to amend the state constitution to include the quite innocent-sounding 'right to hunt, fish and farm.'”

Matthew Tully's long column, here in the Lafayette Journal Courier on Sept. 24th, is headed "Don't be fooled - this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Ind. Law - "Lawmakers consider licensing for court reporters"

Lesley Weidenbener, editor of the $$ StatehouseFile, has a report today on yesterday's discussion at the Commission on Courts on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ind. Law - "Laws that carry automatic loss of license under review"

Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau, has this story in the Sept. 23rd Kokomo Tribune. The long story begins:INDIANAPOLIS — The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: HEA 1006, the revised criminal code, under review

This ILB entry from Sept. 22nd, after reviewing an excellent story Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau, ended:Note: Some prosecutors object...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 23, 2013

Ind. Law - "Lawmakers get pressure from conservative group on same-sex marriage ban"

In more legislative news today, the Indianapolis Star has a long front-page story by Barb Berggoetz that begins:More than three...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 23, 2013

Ind. Law - "Ag-gag resurfaces"

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports in an editorial today:The infamous ag-gag bill, which was allowed to die in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ind. law - "Starting Tuesday, only subscribers will be able to view our exclusive and in-depth stories"

Bad news from the Evansville paper. Apparently not even a 5 or 10-page per month allowance, which will mean a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ind. Law - HEA 1006, the revised criminal code, under review

Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau, reported Saturday:Earlier this year, Indiana lawmakers passed major sentencing reform legislation that rewrote the felony...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 22, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ind. Law - Doing Indiana Legislative History, some tools and pointers

Yesterday I received this question from a long-time ILB supporter:Hi Marcia: I am trying to find a noncode provision that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ind. Law - Indiana's newest law school, Indiana Tech, has opening ceremony

Elie Mystal of Above the Law has a long post on the event, that begins:Dean Of New Law School Gets...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ind. Law - Upcoming battle over marriage equality in Indiana creates odd political pairings, and confusion

Tom LoBianco of the AP has a long story today (apparently much shortened by some local outlets) on "battle over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ind. Law - "Wilk successfully petitions court to seal case records under new state law"

Madeline Buckley reported Monday in the South Bend Tribune:A judge today sealed the records in a highly publicized child neglect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ind. Law - "Homes left wrecked by meth labs: Landlords forced to pay cleanup bills"

Archie Ingersoll's long Sunday story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette is definitely worth reading....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ind. Law - "The Term ‘Illegal Alien’ Is Going Out Of Style"

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee wrote this story, which appeared in ThinkProgress on June 19, 2013 and began:A Pew research study released...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ind. Law - "Mo-ped and scooter laws in need of clarity"

From the Kokomo Tribune this morning, this strong editorial:In February, as Kokomo mo-ped and scooter operators were registering their rides...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ind. Law - "Trial lawyers giving donation from William Conour to victim fund"

Tim Evans reported Aug. 31st in the IndyStar that:The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association is returning $30,000 donated to the group...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ind. Law - "2 minors rewarded for helping fellow drinker"

Bok Blake reports in the South Bend Tribune about a case of the Indiana "lifeline law" in operation: SOUTH BEND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Indiana Law - Indiana newspapers speak out on marriage equality, plus some observations from the ILB

Updating this ILB post from August 21st and this one from August 22nd, here are some quotes from recent editorials...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ind. Law - "New sentencing law combines juvenile rehabilitation with adult punishment"

Vic Ryckaert's long report today is on the front-page of the Sunday Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:[15-year-old Gabriel] Edwards is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 25, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana’s same-sex ban under fire: Coalition presses lawmakers to stop measure"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, here is another report on yesterday's launch of a statewide campaign... to defeat a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ind. Law - "Coalition to defeat Indiana gay marriage ban" [Updated]

Two stories today on the new group. Jon Murray's long story in the Indianapolis Star begins:Opponents of the effort to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana lawmakers to take up winery sales issues today" [Updated]

Megan Banta's Statehouse File story appears here in the Indianapolis Star. The story begins:Lawmakers will begin Wednesday to discuss the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ind. Law - "Shelby County’s prosecutor questions expungement law"

Paul Gable of the Shelby News reports today:Shelby County Prosecutor Kent Apsley said he understands the bill’s intent. “This bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana drunken driving law creates 'incentive to flee'"

Of course, you'd need to know the law first. Kristine Guerra of the Indianapolis Star now has a very lengthy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 16, 2013

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ind. Law - Still more on "Bullying legislation worries Valparaiso School Board" [Updated]

Updating earlier ILB entries, thanks to the reader who points out this very useful looking Anti-Bullying School Policy page posted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Bullying legislation worries Valparaiso School Board"

Following up on yesterday's ILB post, the Indiana Juvenile Justice Blog today has this post headed "Anti-bullying School Policy Implementation"....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ind. Decisions - More on: "Charges related to Duke Energy ethics scandal dismissed against former Indiana utility regulator David Lott Hardy"

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, John Russell has this expanded version of his story in today's Indianapolis Star. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ind. Law - "Bullying legislation worries Valparaiso School Board"

Some quotes from a story by Amy Lavalley in the Gary Post-Tribune:VALPARAISO — New state legislation that dictates how school...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Ind. Law - Going back in history and changing appellate opinions?

Yesterday the ILB posted an entry headed "[T]he expungement statute does not transmute a once-true fact into a falsehood", linking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 08, 2013

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

Updating this worth-reviewing again August 1st ILB entry, as well as this July 18th ILB entry, The Statehouse File has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 08, 2013

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Ind. Law - Still more on: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics "files IRS whistleblower complaint against campaign finance lawyer James Bopp"

This marks the third post the ILB has had on this topic. The first was July 9th, the second July...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 04, 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

Monday, July 29, 2013

Ind. Law - "Enrollment lower than first anticipated for Indiana Tech Law School"

The ILB first began posting on the proposed Indiana Tech Law School in Feb. of 2011. Here is a long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ind. Law - "Students without citizenship face struggles in Indiana"

From a long, July 21st story by Jessie Hellmann in the Kokomo Tribune:“I wasn’t born here, but I was raised...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ind. Law - Reducing 1000-foot sex-offender housing rule "never going to happen"

From the weekly column by Douglas Walker and Keith Roysdon in the Muncie Star-Press:Mayor Dennis Tyler injected a strong dose...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 28, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ind. Law - "Jury’s out on law school"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on the new, opening this fall, Indiana Tech law school in Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 26, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ind. Law - This must be the "dog days" ...

Little news today for the ILB, but we remain vigilant....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ind. Law - "Caught in the texting act? Police cite lack of proof as major problem in ban"

Julie Crothers of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had a long story Sunday on the unenforceability of the state law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 22, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Ind. Law - "'Stand your ground' laws under fire"

From the NWI Times today, a story by Susan Brown. Some quotes:CROWN POINT | Enacted since 2005 in at least...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 21, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Ind. Law - "Legislative panel studies criminal court bond practices"

Updating this ILB entry from July 15th, Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times:The bond procedures that counties follow...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 19, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ind. Law - "Gibson County attorney William Wallace resigns from practice"

Mark Wilson's July 16th story in the Evansville Courier & Press begins:A Gibson County attorney convicted of criminal charges submitted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ind. Law - "Powerhouse Attorney: The cases and cars of Jim Voyles"

From WRTV-13, an extended interview with Indianapolis defense attorney Jim Voyles, by Scott Swan. A sample:Voyles represents the rich. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Ind. Law - New Fastcase 50 includes William (Bill) Henderson, IU Mauer

The Fastcase 50 Class of 2013 includes:William (Bill) Henderson Professor of Law and Director, Center on the Global Legal Profession,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 15, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana Scrubbing Disgraced Alumnus' Name from Campus"

Many of us Indiana Law-Indianapolis grads have been wondering for months what the school was going to do about the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 15, 2013

Law - Again on: "Indiana building codes, part of the Indiana Administrative Code, are copyrighted and not available online"

Updating this ILB entry from May 22nd, 2013, and this one from Aug. 7, 2008, the Electronic Frontier Foundation reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 15, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ind. Law - "Felony charges for Indiana same-sex marriage applicants not likely"

Supplementing this FWJG editorial from July 11th, this long story today in the Elkhart Truth, reported by Lydia Sheaks, gives...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 13, 2013

Ind. Law - "Hamilton County Young Republicans chief arrested on 3rd drunken driving allegation"

Catching up: Updating past ILB entries, including this one from Dec. 18, 2010, and this one from May 19, 2011,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 13, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ind. Law - The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on the gay marriage kafuffle

Rebecca S. Green, who covers the courts for the FWJG, authored this worthwhile editorial today, headed "The trouble in ignoring...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 11, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics "files IRS whistleblower complaint against campaign finance lawyer James Bopp"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Gannett's Maureen Groppe reports today in a story headed "Prominent conservative lawyer Bopp rejects tax-dodge charges."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Ind. Law - The story that will not die: "Same-sex couples seeking marriage could be charged with perjury"

Earlier today the ILB pointed out problems with the claim that "New Indiana Law Makes It A Felony For Same-Sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Ind. Law - "'We at least tried,' says lesbian couple denied marriage license at Monroe County Clerk's Office" [Updated]

Following up on the ILB entry from this morning, some quotes from Laura Lane's report today in the $$ Bloomington...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Ind. Law - " Suspended attorney's clients get $50K from Indiana State Bar Association: Money paid to 19 clients"

Kara Kenney of WRTV 6 is reporting today in a long story that begins:CARMEL, Ind. - The Indiana State Bar...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Ind. Law - What's wrong with this headline? "New Indiana Law Makes It A Felony For Same-Sex Couples To Apply For A Marriage License" [Updated at 8:39 PM]

This is one of those headlines that has popped up all over the internet (eg here) in the past few...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Monday, July 08, 2013

Ind. Law - "William Conour seeks plea change to 'guilty'"

Tim Evans reports this afternoon in the IndyStar:William Conour, once one of Indiana’s top construction accident attorneys, wants to plead...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 08, 2013

Ind. Law - "Student restraint rules changing in Indiana: State commission to create new policy on way schools apply control"

Eric Weddle reports today in the Indianapolis Star:By the end of summer, new rules and policy on how Indiana schools...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 08, 2013

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Ind. Law - "What is the cost of controversy?" Defending lawsuits over legislation and the costs to the taxpayer

From a long editorial column in the NWI Times by Brian Howey, publisher of Howey Politics Indiana:What is the cost...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 07, 2013

Ind. Law - "New law loosens physical therapy restrictions"

Vanessa Renderman reported in the July 5th NWI Times:A state law that went into effect Monday allows people to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 07, 2013

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Ind. Law - "Per new law: Fewer Indiana juveniles may be imprisoned with adults"

Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier reports today on the probable impact of a new law, HEA 1108, on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: New expungement law took effect yesterday ...

Updating this ILB post from earlier today, Amanda Gray writes for the South Bend Tribune:Also in effect are new laws...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Ind. Law - New expungement law took effect yesterday ...

HEA 1482 took effect yesterday to what looks like mass confusion. For instance, Norman Cox reported on WRTV 6 last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

Ind. Law - "How Young Is Too Young For Delinquency Court?"

Important post at Indiana Juvenile Justice blog. It begins:Indiana does not have a minimum age for juvenile court jurisdiction when...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 01, 2013

Ind. Law - The 2013 Indiana Code is up, but the HTML version is gone. Or is it?

In the past, the Indiana Code that the General Assembly makes available at its website has presented both PDF and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 01, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: Many New Indiana laws taking effect Monday, July 1st ..., but how to access them?

In this post yesterday I wrote about the 106-page "digest" of enactments available from the General Assembly website:It has no...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 01, 2013

Ind. Law - "HJR6’s support comes from fear of political harm"

Maureen Hayden's (CNHI Statehouse Bureau) column today in the New Albany News and Tribune begins: Chances are good that someone...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 01, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ind. Law - "Issues legislators study during summer often become new laws"

Dan Carden reports in the NWI Times on the importance of summer legislative study committees. The story begins:INDIANAPOLIS | It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ind. Law - "Fireworks lobby ensures nightly barrage in Indiana neighborhoods despite noise, danger"

That is the headline to Matthew Tully's long story today on the power of the fireworks lobby in Indiana. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ind. Law - "Online threats become crime: State’s intimidation law now covers social media"

Here is another long, interesting story today, this one by Julie Crothers of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Again, no...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ind. Law - Some reactions to the projected 2014 ballot battle over marriage equality in Indiana

From the Evansville Courier & Press today, an editorial headed " Indiana debate on same-sex marriage heading to ballot." Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 30, 2013

Ind. Law - Many New Indiana laws taking effect Monday, July 1st ..., but how to access them? [Updated July 1]

The Indianapolis Star has a long story today by Kasia Hall describing some of the new laws. With a few...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 30, 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ind. Law - Civil unions not enough to grant equal rights under Windsor? What does this mean for Indiana's HJR 6?

The SCOTUS decision this week invalidated DOMA’s Section 3, and recognizes state same sex marriages for the purpose of federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 29, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Ind. Law - "Day care providers must adhere to new laws Monday"

A number of new Indiana provisions take effect July 1. Paul Gable reports on two new laws for the Shelby...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 28, 2013

Ind. Law - "Ex-lawyer William Conour jailed after bond revoked"

John Tuohy reports today for the Indianapolis Star in a story that begins:With his two daughters weeping behind him, former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 28, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ind. Law - "In wake of rulings, gay marriage battle looms in Indiana"

Some quotes from Dan Carden's story this evening for the NWI Times:Pence, who has no official role in the amendment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ind. Law - "Supreme Court gay marriage rulings clear path for 2014 battle at Ind. Statehouse, across state"

Some quotes from Tom LoBianco's AP story this evening on the SCOTUS marriage equality decision today, and its impact in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ind. Law - More on HJR 6: Will the voters really "have their say" on marriage equality? Or is this a Hobson's choice?

Supplementing the ILB post from earlier this afternoon, I'm thinking the General Assembly should tie together repeal of the existing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ind. Law - HJR 6: Will the voters really "have their say"? Or is this a Hobson's choice?

This is the Indiana law:IC 31-11-1-1 - Same sex marriages prohibited Sec. 1. (a) Only a female may marry a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ind. Law - "Rulings won't have immediate effect on Indiana same-sex marriage ban effort" [Updated]

Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press has this just filed story. Some quotes: Indiana lawmakers’ push to impose...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Monday, June 24, 2013

Ind. Law - "I’ve written more marijuana stories in the last few months than I have in the last few decades"

Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau, has an interesting story today in the New Albany News & Tribune that begins: I...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 24, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ind. Law - "Ice Miller, Bingham firms reduce downtown office space"

See the story by Scott Olsen in the IBJ. A few quotes:A couple of Indianapolis’ largest law firms are giving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Ind. Law - "Report highlights disparities in marijuana arrests"

Maureen Hayden, CNHI, has the story today in the Goshen News. The long story begins:INDIANAPOLIS — A new report that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 20, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ind. Law - "Juvenile offenders given a second chance: Dual sentencing will start in Indiana in July" Also Paula Cooper released today, nearly 30 years after crime at age 15

Updating this ILB entry from June 14th, Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau, has a second story (here in the New...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Ind. Law - "Will jobs be there for law school grads?" Dean of new Ind.Tech law school questioned

Rebecca S. Green has a long story in Sunday's Fort Wayne Journal Gazette headed "Will jobs be there for law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 16, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ind. Law - "Prison sentence of 12-year-old prompts new juvenile sentencing law"

Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau, has this story today in several state papers, including the Mt. Vernon Register-News. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 14, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Ind. Law - "Texting-while-driving law rarely enforced, records show"

Sophia Voravong and Justin L. Mack report in a long Lafayette Journal-Courier story that begins:Sgt. Art Choate of the West...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Ind. Law - Switchblades okay on and after July 1

Maureen Hayden of CNHI reports today in the Kokomo Tribune:Indianapolis — For more than a half-century, the only legal access...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Ind. Law - " New law, effective July 1, creates the crime of intimidation for using Internet social media sites to post threats."

Some quotes from a long May 26th NWI Times story by Susan Brown:David Powell, executive director of the Indiana Prosecuting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 02, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Ind. Law - When laws collide?

Yesterday I posted two entries, this one about the next Indiana expungement law, headed "'New law could clear thousands of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 31, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ind. Law - "New law requires national background checks for child care workers"

Story and video here, via the South Bend Tribune. The story begins:Some tough new state regulations for child care providers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ind. Law - "New law could clear thousands of criminal records" but experts are advising applicants to first get legal advice

Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau, reports today in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin:INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana court personnel are preparing for what may...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: Legislative Council meeting today to set interim study committees

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, here is Legislative Council Resolution 13-01, a 10-page document identifying the study committees...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ind. Law - Legislative Council meeting today to set interim study committees [Updated]

The Legislative Council is meeting this morning. Here is its agenda. Jim Shella of Ch. 8 is reporting: "Legislature will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ind. Law - General Assembly's 2013 "Table of Citations Affected" just released

Just released this afternoon, the General Assembly's invaluable "Table of Citations Affected" for the 2013 session. Use it to check...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ind. Law - "METH: Cleaning the site of a former meth lab can be costly"

The Muncie Star-Press has a long story today by Ben Breiner that begins:MUNCIE — After the arrests have been made,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ind. Law - Editorials today on Indiana's liquor laws

From the Indianapolis Star editorial:So a motorist in Indiana can pull up outside a package liquor store, plunk down a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ind. Law - "Will laws help children? Legislation focused on DCS oversight."

Amanda Gray of the South Bend Tribune has this long story in today's Sunday South Bend Tribune. Some quotes:The dust...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 19, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ind. Law - NRA tally of successes and failures in this session

From AmmoLand, a story dated May 16th - some quotes:Last month, the Indiana General Assembly adjourned after passing two bills...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana General Assembly Adjourns with Key Victories for REALTORS®"

That is the headline to this news release from MIBOR....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Ind. Law - Tennessee's proposed "ag-gag" bill

As described in this Justica article by Julie Hilden, headed "Why Tennessee Might—and Should—Reject Its Proposed 'Ag Gag' Bill," Tennessee's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 13, 2013

Ind. Law - "Criminal code revamp long way from over"

From this story today in the NWI Times, reported by Susan Brown:CROWN POINT | Despite being signed into law last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 13, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Ind. Law - Many bills still awaiting Gov. Pence's action [Updated numberous times]

To see what bills remain for Governor Pence's action tomorrow, check out the Governor's 2013 Bill Watch page. I count...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 10, 2013

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Ind. Law - "Gov. Mike Pence vetoes professional licensing bills"

Mary Beth Schneider has the story in the Indianapolis Star. It begins:Gov. Mike Pence issued the first vetoes of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 09, 2013

Monday, May 06, 2013

Ind. Law - Governor receives a slew of bills from the General Assembly

The Governor's 2013 Bill Watch page now contains a slew of new Enrolled Acts that weren't there when I checked...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 06, 2013

Ind. Law - "State budget contains offer to settle Gary schools lawsuit"

Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times:INDIANAPOLIS | The state budget approved April 27 by the Indiana General Assembly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 06, 2013

Ind. Law - "Should medical marijuana be legal in Indiana? " [Updated]

Here is an editorial that was in the May 5th South Bend Tribune. It begins:Indiana's General Assembly in the session...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 06, 2013

Friday, May 03, 2013

Ind. Law - Enrolled acts at the Governor's office [Corrected]

Here is Governor Pence's bill watch page. As of April 30th, he had received all some of the bills passed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 03, 2013

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Ind. Law - SEA 164 would restore power of prosecutors re CHINS 6 petitions

Updating this ILB entry from March 19th, quoting a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial that began:Over the last several years,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 02, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana General Assembly missed much more than it hit"

That is the headline to this unsigned opinion column from the Indianapolis Star. But it looks like the IndyStar also...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 29, 2013

Ind. Law - Sex offender verification of residence requirement in action

Amy Lavalley of the Gary Post-Tribune reports today in a story headed "Most registered offenders in Porter County where they...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 29, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ind. Law - Recaps of the 2013 General Assembly

The 2013 General Assembly adjourned sine die early Saturday morning. Several big items were decided in the last few hours....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ind. Law - Column: "Rockport plant will never be"

Eric Bradner's Sunday column in the Evansville Courier & Press follows up on his story from the day before, which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 28, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ind. Law - "Bill to Protect Hoosier Children Online Moves to Governor’s Desk"

That is the headline to this news release the ILB received this morning. Interestingly, the release links to the introduced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ind. Law - "After Rockport bill's passage, developers say project will die"

Here is Eric Bradner's story this morning in the Evansville Courier & Press, on SB 487, on its way to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ind. Law - Still more on "Jury is still out on effect of SB 213 on Indy’s anti-discrimination protections"

In yesterday's post, the ILB wondered whether anything had happened to remedy the perceived problem with SEA 213. After bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 27, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ind. Law - SB 373 is dead for the session

Niki Kelly @nkellyatJG of the FWJG tweets: Sen. Travis Holdman says he will not call the ag-gag concurrence. The bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 26, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Jury is still out on effect of SB 213 on Indy’s anti-discrimination protections"

What has happened with this? For background, see Jon Murray's story from April 14 and this post from March 26th....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 26, 2013

Ind. Law - Another update on the ag-gag bill - SB 373: Restricted access/expungement meets employment application fraud

CCR 373-2 passed the Senate this afternoon, but in the midst of the debate in the House, the CRR (NOT...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 26, 2013

Ind. Law - Bill on school tranfers on way to governor

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports:Public schools would be limited on why they could deny transfer students...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 26, 2013

Ind. Law - Update story on the ag-gag bill [Updated][Updated again]

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Mary Beth Schneider has posted this new story to the IndyStar early this afternoon....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 26, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Law - Status report on Rockport bill

No sign of a CCR on the Rockport coal-gasification project. Again, if there is no action before the session ends,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Law - Here is the Ag-Gag Conference Committee Report

Here is is, the Senate has filed its CCR. From the Digest:This conference committee report: (1) adds language providing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Law - You gotta love it! The Budget [Updated]

The Conference Committee Report on HB 1001, the budget, was placed on the desks of House members at 7 PM...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana lawmakers restoring most of 'ag-gag' bill"

So reports the IndyStar's Mary Beth Schneider in this story filed at 4:30 PM. Certainly worth reading in full. A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Law - "Developer says emerging legislation would kill $2.8B Rockport plant"

Here is Tony Cook's Indianapolis Star story, filed at 2:43 PM. It begins:After months of debate and fierce lobbying, legislation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana lawmakers restoring most of 'ag-gag' bill"

This newly filed (12:19 PM) IndyStar story by Mary Beth Schneider begins:Taking unwelcome video or photos of a farm or...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Law - Sierra Club: "Little time to fight unfair ‘Leucadia tax’ - State on hook for company’s risky coal-gasification scheme"

Steve Francis, chairperson of the Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club, has this long editorial column in today's Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ind. Law "Legislators close to deal that developers say would kill Rockport gasification plant"

Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press reports at 10:13 AM in a long story that begins:INDIANAPOLIS — After...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ind. Law - Former Indiana House Speaker arrested on DUI charge

John Tuohy of the Indianapolis Star reports late this afternoon in a detailed story that a Boonville attorney and:... former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ind. Law - More on the ag-gag bill, thoughts of one of the conferees

SB 373, the ag-gag bill, is currently in conference committee. Rep. Bill Friend is a House conferee. He has posted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ind. Law- "High-fenced hunts face uncertain fate"

Niki Kelly reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:A move to legalize five high-fenced hunting preserves in the state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ind. Law - "House OKs expunging of criminal past"

From Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Thousands of criminal convictions could disappear under a bill given final approval...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Ind. Law - "Disagreements stall criminal code reform bill "

Maureen Hayden of CNHI reports today in the Batesville Herald Tribune:INDIANAPOLIS — Negotiations over the final language in a bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ind. Law - "ALEC's best friend: The Indiana General Assembly"

That is the headline to this long post by Karen Francisco, senior editorial writer for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Law - "Advocates worried children will be arrested for bad behavior"

Supplementing this ILB entry from April 12th re SB 1, Maureen Hayden of CNHI has this story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Law - "Law office manager bitten in dispute"

Bill McCleery has the detailed story this afternoon at IndyStar. This partcaught my eye:After gathering information from Trujillo, police said,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: Bill gives agency right to refuse to acknowledge a record's existence

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this morning, the ILB has learned that the Hoosier State Press Assocation testified in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Law - Bill gives agency right to refuse to acknowledge a record's existence

Doug Ross of the NWI Times writes today about SB 369, a bill which is on its way to enrollment:On...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ind. Law - "Key lawmakers water down Rockport bill that could benefit their employers"

Sunday's ILB entry, "Of Rockport, the House division, and potential conflicts of interest," quoted from Eric Bradner's Sunday story in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Ind. Law - Dispute between Elkhart's mayor and the General Assembly over a 2nd reading amendment

Dan Spalding has the long story this morning in the Elkhart Truth. The story begins:ELKHART — Elkhart County Commissioner Mike...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ind. Law - Survey of status of some legislative issues

Education. "As conference committees start this week, here is where some key education issues sit" writes Niki Kelly in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ind. Law - Of Rockport, the House division, and potential conflicts of interest

Updating this April 10th ILB entry, quoting a story headed "Indiana House drops legislation that could have killed Rockport gasification...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 14 of the General Assembly

Here is the fourteenth weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session. This was the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 14, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Indiana House drops legislation that could have killed Rockport gasification plant"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, some quotes from The State House File story:The changes to Senate Bill 510 came as a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ind. Law - Correction/clarification of the use of a "division" during a vote

In the ILB post late yesterday afternoon, "Indiana House drops legislation that could have killed Rockport gasification plant," the ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana House drops legislation that could have killed Rockport gasification plant"

Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press reports on this afternoon's action on SB 510. Some quotes:The Indiana House...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ind. Law - FWJG on fees for public records & ag-gag.

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long editorial today on the current status of HB 1175, and SB 373....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Law - Should your elderly parents still have a gun in their home?

See this interesting post today at the State Bar of Michigan blog. A related topic for discussion would be driving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ind. Law - " The debate over in-state college tuition for the children of undocumented immigrants is headed to the Indiana House"

Today Maureen Hayden, who covers the Statehouse for the CNHI newspapers in Indiana, reports in the Kokomo Tribune: On Tuesday,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Ind. Law - HB 1175: A tree falls, but there is no one there to hear it...

Last evening HB 1175, the bill that would have allowed agencies to charge for filling public record requests, was defeated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Ind. Law - Guns in schools moves to second reading [Updated]

Niki Kelly reported late this morning for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on SB 1:The House Ways and Means Committee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Ind. Law - Ag-gag, canned hunting bills advance in House

Senate Bill 373, the "ag-gag" bill, was amended yesterday in House Committee, according to this Indianapolis Star story by Mary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Monday, April 08, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: Some geek observations about HB 1175, the bill that allows agencies to charge for filling public record request

The ILB has learned HB 1175 was just defeated in the Senate, 21 Ayes to 28 Nays. See this April...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 08, 2013

Ind. Law - "Does the public's right to know trump an individual's right to a clean slate?"

That question is posed in a long story reported by Madeline Buckley in the Sunday South Bend Tribune. Some quotes:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 08, 2013

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 13 of the General Assembly

Here is the thirteenth weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 07, 2013

Friday, April 05, 2013

Ind. Law - "Opposition building to fenced-in deer hunts; Senate chief vows to kill it" Impact of the ag-gag bill ...

Niki Kelly has the story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:Senate President Pro Tem David Long is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 05, 2013

Ind. Law - Joe Donnelly speaks in support of marriage equality

Well, not exactly in person, but in a Facebook entry posted a few minutes ago:“In recent years, our country has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 05, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Argument over state’s role in immigration enforcement not over"

Updating this ILB entry from April 1st, Maureen Hayden reports today in the Kokomo Tribune:Supporters of a national coalition of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 05, 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Ind. Law - "Reject cynical bill to ‘protect’ livestock"

The ag-gag effort is not limited to Indiana, it appears to be part of a nation-wide effort. But it may...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 04, 2013

Ind. Law - "Panel approves stricter rules in midwife bill"

Updating earlier ILB entries on midwives, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long, thorough story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 04, 2013

Ind. Law - "Lake County prosecutors host mock trial to showcase technology"

Susan Brown reports in the NWI Times about cutting edge technology in the Lake County prosecutor's office....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 04, 2013

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ind. Law - "Have you noticed a familiar face on Elkhart County billboards?"

Check out this story by Sharon Hernandez, in the Elkhart Truth, with photo. It begins:ELKHART — You may have seen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ind. Law - "Abortion restriction bill passes Indiana House: Bill could lead to Lafayette Planned Parenthood clinic no longer dispensing abortion-inducing drugs"

Here is Mary Beth Schneider's story on yesterday's action. It begins:A bill that would block at least one Indiana clinic...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ind. Law - Some geek observations about HB 1175, the bill that allows agencies to charge for filling public record requests

This entry also could be headed, "Your bill that failed 3rd reading may not be dead after all, this year...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ind. Law - "Legislature set to invite gun makers to move to Indiana"

Dan Carden's story in the NWI Times reports on Senate Resolution 61, which passed out of the Senate Rules Committee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: Canned hunting amendment passes in House committee today

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, here is a report in the LCJ from Tom Davies of the AP - it begins:INDIANAPOLIS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013

Ind. Law - Canned hunting amendment passes in House committee today

Ryan Sabalow of the Indianapolis Star has the story here. It begins:An Indiana House committee passed a legislative proposal today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 01, 2013

Ind. Law - "Argument over state’s role in immigration enforcement not over" [Updated]

The is the heading to this Sunday column in the Anderson Herald Bulletin by Maureen Hayden of the CNHI Statehouse...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 01, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Ind. Law - " Debate over pot penalties not over: Push for marijuana decriminalization alive and well in Indiana"

That is the headline to Maureen Hayden's (CNHI) story today in the Kokomo Tribune. Some quotes:Indianapolis — The politics of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 31, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Ind. Law - "At the Statehouse, the Ag-Gag bill and a push to shut you up"

That is the headline to Matt Tully's column today in the Indianapolis Star. It begins:There was a telling and dispiriting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana House panel passes "ag-gag" bill to block stealth videos on farms, businesses"

Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star reports on this morning's committee meeting:A bill that makes it a crime to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ind. Law - Re criminal records, FWJG editorial presents "A better proposal"

From a long editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, well worth reading in full. A few quotes:Though well...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ind. Law - Opponent and proponents clash at Wed. committee meeting on Rockport coal gasification

Eric Brander has the story today in the Evansville Courier & Press. Some quotes from the long story: Arguing that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ind. Law - "Abortion-drug measure part of lawmakers' incremental approach against procedure"

The Indianapolis Star's Mary Beth Schneider has a long, front-page story today on yesterday's committee hearing on SB 371. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ind. Law - "Republican Mary Matalin asks Indiana lawmakers to defeat bill banning unapproved video on farms, businesses"

Mary Beth Schneider has the IndyStar story here. It begins:Republican political consultant Mary Matalin is making a videotaped appeal to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ind. Law - "Bill that would charge for public records search stalls in Senate: Measure could be reintroduced"

That is the headline to this Indianapolis Star story by Ryan Sabalow that begins:A bill that would give state and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - More on: "Bill shoots down anti-discrimination protections: Sponsors call it an unintended consequence"

Updating this ILB entry from first thing this morning, Jon Murray and Chris Sikich posted a story to the IndyStar...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ind. Law - Still more on "Lawmaker advocates fenced deer hunting"

Updating Sunday's ILB entry, the Indianapolis Star reporter Ryan Sabalow reports on yesterday's (Monday's) committee hearing in a long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 11 of the General Assembly

Here is the eleventh weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Lawmaker advocates fenced deer hunting" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from March 20th, Niki Kelly reported March 22nd in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ind. Law - "‘We changed the rules on these kids,’ says Hispanic House member"

Maureen Hayden of CNHI Statehouse Bureau has this story today in the Logansport Pharos Tribune. The headline: "Push on to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ind. Law - "In the past, major gambling provisions have found themselves in the budget. Or redistricting of legislative districts has mingled with school funding."

That is a quote from a story by Niki Kelly and Brian Francisco in today's Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 24, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ind. Law - "Crime bill hits bump in governor's office: Pence says state should work on reducing crime, not reducing penalties"

John Russell has posted this long story this afternoon on the IndyStar site. Some quotes:Across Indiana, state prisons now house...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ind. Law - 2013 Indiana Law Review Symposium April 4th and 5th

Each spring, the Indiana Law Review hosts a national symposium on a cutting edge topic at the intersection of law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 21, 2013

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ind. Law - "Lawmaker advocates fenced deer hunting"

That is the heading to this story by Ryan Sabalow in today's Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:Rep. Matt Ubelhor, R-Bloomfield, said...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ind. Law - Bill would restore power of prosecutors

From an editorial today by Tracy Warner of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Over the last several years, state laws...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ind. Law - Andrew Klein is new dean of IU-McKinney Law School

Here is the official announcement....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ind. Law - "Purdue misconduct policies questioned: National professors group claims process gives too much power to administration"

Eric Weddle reports today in a long story for the Lafayette Courier & Press. Here are a few quotes:Crippling legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 10 of the General Assembly

Here is the tenth weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 17, 2013

Friday, March 08, 2013

Law - Still more on: After 8 years, Michigan courts are still litigating the meaning of the November 2004 constitutional amendment re same sex marriage

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, today John Wisely of the Detroit Free Press reports in a story headed: "Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 08, 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Ind. Law - "HB 1411 – You want citations with that judicial opinion? It’ll cost ya."

That is the heading to Doug Masson's interesting post this morning on HB 1411. The bill is in second house...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 07, 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: Legalizing and regulating midwifery should better ensure that practicing midwives are well trained

Updating this ILB entry from March 5th, quoting the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette re HB 1135, today the FWJG has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Ind. Law - More bar exam changes

IU-McKinney Law Prof Joel Schumm sends along this link....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Ind. Law - Legalizing and regulating midwifery should better ensure that practicing midwives are well trained

That is the takeaway from this editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette re HB 1135. Some quotes:Indiana’s ban...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Monday, March 04, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: General Assembly adds new, improved word search tool, plus a look at future plans

In this Feb. 22nd entry, the ILB wrote about proposed changes to the GA website, and promised more about "how...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 04, 2013

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Ind. Law - "We don't need a vigilante group with cameras and video cameras taking pictures of things we just don't like." [Updated]

Supplementing earlier entries on SB 373, most recently this one from Friday, the heading today is a quote from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 03, 2013

Friday, March 01, 2013

Ind. Law - "Businesses, including large factory farms that are operating responsibly, don’t need – nor should they want – this bill to pass."

Updating some earlier ILB entries, some quotes from an editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Prosecuting Hoosiers for photographing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 01, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ind. Law - "Senate approves Rockport measure"

Eric Bradner reports in the Evansville Courier & Press this afternoon that "Senate Bill 510 passed on a 47-3 vote...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ind. Law - Another expensive state lawsuit, this one re drug test for welfare applicants?

Today the WSJ Law Blog is reporting that the 11th Circuit has " blocked Florida’s efforts to test welfare applicants...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ind. Law - "Abortion bill wins Senate’s approval"

Here is Eric Bradner's description of today's debate on SB 371, via the Evansville Courier & Press....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ind. Law - Geek alert: The third-reading amendment

Niki Kelly has a post at the FWJB Political Notebook that will interest fascinate geeks. It begins:A rarity on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ind. Law - "Ind. criminal code rewrite wins House approval"

Dan Carden reports in the NWI Times: INDIANAPOLIS | A five-year project to rethink and reform how Indiana sentences its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: Ag-gag bill moves to the full Senate

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 14th, the Indianapolis Star has this editorial today. A few quotes:[SB 373] is unnecessary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 25, 2013

Ind. Law - Status of marijuana legislation in General Assembly

Maureen Hayden, chief of the CNHI Statehouse Bureau, reports this weekend in the Mt. Vernon Register News:INDIANAPOLIS — In the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 25, 2013

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ind. Law - Criminal code rewrite up for final passage in 1st house tomorrow

The currently 434-page (not counting committee reports) version of HB 1006 has passed 2nd reading in the House and is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 7 of the General Assembly

Here is the seventh weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session. This was the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 24, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ind. Law - General Assembly adds new, improved word search tool, plus a look at future plans

New Search Tool. Access it from the General Assembly's main page, choose "Advanced Search." It allows very sophisticated searches across...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 22, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana's debate over ultrasounds the most recent in national trend"

That is the headline to a long story this morning in the Lafayette Journal Courier, reported by Hayleigh Colombo, accompanied...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 22, 2013

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ind. Law - "A clinic that dispenses an abortion-inducing drug would have to meet the same requirements as a surgical clinic" [Updated]

That would be the requirement under a bill that passed out of Senate committee this morning. Mary Beth Schneider of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ind. Law - "Criminal code revamp passes: Could end 50% ‘good time credit’"

Well, HB 1006 hasn't passed, it has passed out of House Ways & Means, to which it had been refer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 6 of the General Assembly

Here is the sixth weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ind. Law - "Legislature great at dealing with problems we don't have"

NWI Times columnist Phil Wieland writes today about the proposed hunt/fish/farm amendment....

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

Ind. Law - Ag-gag bill moves to the full Senate

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 12th, Niki Kelly reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:INDIANAPOLIS – Agricultural and industrial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Ind. Law - Constitutional issues with proposed special license plates plan?

This morning Dan Carden reported in the NWI Times:INDIANAPOLIS | It took an extra year, but the Indiana House on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ind. Law - "Rockport hearing Thursday, vote next week"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 7th, Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press is reporting:The Senate Utility Committee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ind. Law - Interesting commentary on SB 280 by 2 Indiana blogger/attorneys

Doug Masson points to SB 280, which permits an individual legislator to intervene as a party in an action where...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ind. Law - Still more on "Bill would restrict out-of-state college students from voting"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 10th, here is another editorial against HB 1311, this one in the Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ind. Law - Constitutional right to "hunt, fish, farm" passes Senate; "Ag-gag" bill to be heard in Senate committee this morning

"Fishing, hunting [farming] shields advance: Await House passage, ballot vote." Here is Niki Kelly's brief story in the Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Ind. Law - More on the "hunt, fish, farm" amendment

Updating some recent ILB entries (Feb. 8, Feb. 7, Feb. 5) on the proposed "hunt, fish, farm" constitutional amendment that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 11, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ind. law - Issue of a county’s right to apply health code regulations on sewage disposal systems

Niki Kelly has a long story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, headed "Statehouse gets county septic fight: Bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Bill would restrict out-of-state college students from voting"

Updating this ILB entry from from Feb. 7th on HB 1311, Dave Bangert's column in the Sunday Lafayette Journal Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 10, 2013

Ind. Law - Indianapolis native, attorney Richard M. Fairbanks, III has died

From the obituary in today's Indianapolis Star:The Honorable Richard M. Fairbanks, III, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Layalina Productions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 10, 2013

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Ind. Law - The Indiana Law Blog's Legislative Research Shortcuts

The ILB has just updated its very useful research tool, The Indiana Law Blog's Legislative Research Shortcuts. New features include...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 09, 2013

Friday, February 08, 2013

Ind. Law - "Purdue opens up intellectual property rules for students"

From the Purdue Office of Technology Innovation, a statement today that begins:WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University student inventors will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 08, 2013

Ind. Law - "Animal Protection Groups Urge Opposition to Harmful Anti-Whistleblower Bill"

The ILB has been forwarded an email that includes: (Feb. 8, 2013) — The Humane Society of the United States,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 08, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Indiana legislature unlikely to vote on same-sex marriage in 2013"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 1st, yesterday it became official. The leadership of the House and Senate have agreed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 08, 2013

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Ind. Law - "Dan Carpenter: It's not the little folks the farm-fish-hunt amendment aims to serve"

Dan Carpenter had this Feb. 6th column today in the Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:The prospect of an animal-rights lawyer robbing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 07, 2013

Ind. Law - "Bill would restrict out-of-state college students from voting"

A long report today by Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star that begins:Paying out-of-state tuition could cost students something...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 07, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana legislature seeks taxpayer safeguard on Rockport coal-gas plant" [Updated]

Tony Cook reports today in the Indianapolis Star in a long story that begins:A controversial coal-gas plant in Rockport is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 07, 2013

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Ind. Law - "Digital billboards grow in favor among Indianapolis leaders"

The ILB has had a number of entries on "digital" or "electronic" billboards (aka "high-tech" billboards). The name has evolved...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 4 of the General Assembly

Here is the fourth weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Experts: Recast sex offender bill unconstitutional"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 31st, re SB 347, Charles Wilson of the AP reported late yesterday in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Ind. Law - Should we pass a constitutional amendment when no one knows what it means?

According to this AP story today in the Indianapolis Star, a number of other states have done so:Seventeen states now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013

Ind. Law - Lucrative Offices: "Confusing sets of rules govern those with dual public roles"

A long editorial in the Sunday Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, written by Tracy Warner, looks at:... Indiana’s law on conflicts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 04, 2013

Ind. Law - "The bill’s critics argue that it is a violation of students’ First Amendment rights and a burden to already-busy teachers and principals."

That is a line out of Jessica Contrera's story yesterday in the Lafayette Journal Courier, about HB 1015, which is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 04, 2013

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Ind. Law - "Utility users: Watch legislature carefully"

The Indianapolis Star had this letter from Kerwin Olson, Executive director Citizens Action Coalition, on page B9 today, but I...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 03, 2013

Friday, February 01, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana legislature unlikely to vote on same-sex marriage in 2013"

So reports Mary Beth Schneider in a lengthy story today's Indianapolis Star. Also today in the Star, a story headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 01, 2013

Ind. Law - “Loser pays” tort reform bill withdrawn

Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was dealt the first legislative...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 01, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ind. Law - Whittling away at public access?

Scott Smith of the Kokomo Tribune reported this story on Sunday, headed "Police addresses to be harder to find: Bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ind. Law - "Criminal records expungement bill moves forward"

Maureen Hayden of the CNHI Statehouse Bureau reports today (also here) on yesterday's meeting of the House Courts and Criminal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ind. Law - "Additional DCS reforms endorsed by Senate panel"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times reports today on three bills. The ILB believes one of them may be problematic....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ind. Law - "Experts: Recast sex offender bill unconstitutional" [Updated]

Chaarles Wilson of the AP posted a long story yesterday (here in full via the San Francisco Chronicle) that reports:INDIANAPOLIS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ind. Law - "Ind. highway funds in jeopardy unless stricter drunken driving laws passed"

That is the heading to Norman Cox's WRTV6 story with video, last evening. It begins: Indiana is fighting to preserve...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ind. Law - "Washington agreement on immigration reform put Indiana debate on hold"?

This post from Jim Shella's Blog includes:Just two years ago Indiana passed one of the toughest immigration laws in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: Daniels replaces long-time Purdue attorneys with his former chief counsel [Updated]

Today's story by Eric Weddle in the Lafayette Journal Courier adds more information to yesterday's post. Some quotes:Daniels, now Purdue’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Ind. Law - Daniels replaces long-time Purdue attorneys with his former chief counsel

Posted a few minutes ago by the online Lafayette Journal Courier:Purdue President Mitch Daniels today announced changes to the university’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 28, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ind. Law - "Hoosier lawmakers may, or may not, vote on gay marriage ban"

Lesley Weidenbener, managing editor of TheStatehouseFile.com (a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students) and a longtime Statehouse reporter,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ind. Law - Even more on "Indiana legislator's bill could upset coal-gas plant plan at Rockport"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 24th, Tony Cook had this Jan. 25th story in the IndyStar, headed "Key lawmakers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 27, 2013

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ind. Law - Per NRA: "Indiana General Assembly Off to a Good Start with Pro-Gun Bills Introduced"

From the NRA Institute for Legislative Action:The 2013 session of the Indiana General Assembly is off to a great start...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 26, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Environment - Rights to hunt, fish, engage in agriculture, and to engage in traditional and modern farming and ranching practices, to be enshrined in Indiana Constitution?

On Dec. 2, 2012 the ILB posted an entry headed "How the NRA is larding state constitutions with frivolous, redundant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ind. Law - Still more on "Indiana legislator's bill could upset coal-gas plant plan at Rockport"

Updating this ILB post from Jan. 21st, Eric Bradner of the has this post at the Evansville Courier & Press...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ind. Law - Still more on "Criminal code re-write would restore ‘fairness and proportionality’"

Updating this long ILB entry from Jan. 21st, and this one from Jan. 17th, a lengthy editorial today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ind. Law - "Retaliation for Facebook posting prompts arrest of 16-year-old girl"

Stan Maddux, NWI Times correspondent, had this report Jan. 21st that begins:LAPORTE | Angry over offensive remarks about her on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ind. Law - Reactive legislation and quick fixes vs. the big picture

"Indiana panel backs narrower early-release law: College degrees cut sex offenders' time" is the headline to this story today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ind. Law - "Roe v. Wade turns 40: What has happened in Indiana"

The Indianapolis Star has this story on its website this afternoon, written by Shari Rudavsky and Cathy Knapp. It begins...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ind. Law - " Will Indiana put pot in its place? Both Republicans, Democrats call for lighter penalties"

Maureen Hayden and Scott Smith reported this lengthy story in the Sunday, Jan. 20th Kokomo Tribune. It begins:Indianapolis — On...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Criminal code re-write would restore ‘fairness and proportionality’"

Updating this ILB entry from January 17th, here are three items on the bill, all published January 20th:An editorial in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 21, 2013

Ind. Law - More on "Indiana legislator's bill could upset coal-gas plant plan at Rockport"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 15th, Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press had this long story this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ind. Law - NWI Times begins two-part series on allegations of misconduct against area man [Updated]

Part 1 of today's lengthy NWI Times story by Marisa Kwiatkowski is headed "Man faced myriad sexual misconduct allegations in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 20, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 2 of the General Assembly

Here is the second weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 20, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ind. Law - "House Bill 1118 has sympathy for motorcycles, scooters stuck at lights"

Dorothy Schneider of the Lafayette Journal Courier has this story today. A quote:House Bill 1118 would amend Indiana motor vehicle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Ind. Law - "Criminal code re-write would restore ‘fairness and proportionality’"

That is the headline to this story dated Jan. 16, by Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau, here in the Logansport...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ind. Law - "Today it just doesn't make sense" to continue to ban switchblade knives

Dan Carden of the NWI Times reports:If the musical "West Side Story" makes a comeback, with its singing and dancing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ind. Law - "IU McKinney professor recognized for work in courtrooms and classrooms"

Frequent ILB contributor, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Professor and 2013 recipient of the W. George Pinnell...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ind. Law - "Indiana legislator's bill could upset coal-gas plant plan at Rockport"

This story by Tony Cook has been posted this afternoon on the IndyStar website. A few quotes:A Republican state lawmaker...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ind. Law - Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 4 pm, Legislative Panel at IU Law School, CLE available

Here is the info:January 22, 2013 Phi Alpha Delta Event Phi Alpha Delta Legislative Panel Time: 4-6 pm Location: Wynne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ind. Law - Bills of interest to the judiciary heard in committee during Week 1 of the General Assembly

Here is the first weekly installment of the Indiana Courts' Legislative Update for the 2013 legislative session....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 13, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Ind. Law - "Sen. Head Proposes Legislation to Improve Tests for Intoxication"

That is the heading of a press release today:State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) today announced he is authoring legislation that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 11, 2013

Ind. Law - "Confusion over Pence’s approach to tort reform continues"

Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press, in the paper's blog, Capitol Journal, has posted a roundup of information...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 11, 2013

Ind. Law - More on: Constitutional issues with several judiciary-related bills

Updating this ILB entry from January 9th, the ILB has received this correction from Lesley Stedman Weidenbener, Managing editor, TheStatehouseFile:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 11, 2013

Ind. Law - Proposed bill would clean criminal record

Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau, reported January 9th:INDIANAPOLIS — Republican State Rep. Jud McMillin calls himself a “do-the-crime, do-the-time kind...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 11, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ind. Law - Collect DNA from every felony arrestee?

From a press release:STATEHOUSE (Jan. 10, 2013) — State Sen. Tom Wyss (R-Fort Wayne) today announced legislation aimed at improving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Law - "Legal experts dispute Republican's proposal to authorize Indiana to declare federal laws unconstitutional"

That is the headline to this story by Chris Morisse Vizza in the Lafayette Journal Courier. The bill, introduced by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Ind. Law - Constitutional issues with several judiciary-related bills

"Bill would eliminate mandatory retirement age for Indiana appellate judges" is the headline to a story in the Evansville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Ind. Law - "Senate bill would let college students carry guns on campus"

That is the heading to Mary Beth Schneider's lengthy, front-page Indianapolis Star story this morning. Some quotes:Should citizens be allowed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Monday, January 07, 2013

Ind. Law - "Rep. Turner urges Indiana House to vote on gay marriage amendment"

Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press takes a comprehensive look this afternoon at the status of the pending...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 07, 2013

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Ind. Law - Indianapolis attorney J.B. King, 82, dies

J.B. King, long-time Baker & Daniels attorney, advisor to Governor Otis R. Bowen, and Vice President and General Counsel of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Ind. Law - "Marriage licenses reflect changing attitudes toward matrimony"

Reporting today in the Louisville Courier Journal, Harold J. Adams writes:Just as wedding photographs tell a lot about the time...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Ind. Law - "Costs, public sentiment mean fewer Indiana death penalty cases"

From Lesley Weidenbener 's column in the Sunday Louisville Courier-Journal:INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels acknowledged during a recent interview that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 27, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana law already allows teachers to carry guns"

That is the headline to this AP story by Charles Wilson that appeared in many state papers yesterday and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ind. Law - "How the NRA is larding state constitutions with frivolous, redundant 'right to hunt' amendments"

The heading is from this article by Craig Fehrman posted today in Slate. Some quotes: To date, the states that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ind. Law - FWJG: "Meet in middle on gun legislation"

A thoughtful editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette; it begins:As the nation again examines how it regulates gun...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ind. Law - "Constitutional ban on gay marriage bad for state, its economy"

That is the headline to this editorial from Sunday's Evansville Courier & Press: Statutory law of Indiana already bans same...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 10, 2012

Ind. Law - Interesting answers re "Gay marriage and the Constitution - should Indiana put a ban to a vote?"

The Lafayette Journal & Courier has posed this question to its Rapid Response panel:Question: Hoosiers could be asked in 2013...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Ind. Law - Prof. Joel Schumm receives prestigious Indiana University distinguished service award

Indiana University has selected Joel Schumm of the Robert H. McKinney School of Law as the recipient of the 2012...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 09, 2012

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana Tech Law School receives library collection"

The FWJG has posted this news release; here are some quotes:Fort Wayne, Ind. – Indiana Tech Law School Dean Peter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 06, 2012

Monday, December 03, 2012

Ind. Law - "Timing essential in Ind. gay marriage battle"

Here is Tom LoBianco's AP story, as published yesterday in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Timing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 03, 2012

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "Indiana Holding 'Virtual Public Hearing' on Raw Milk Sales"

Updating this ILB entry from June 30th, Rick Howlett reported on Nov. 30th in a story headed "Report On Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 02, 2012

Ind. Law - "Marijuana advocates hope to rise from 'prohibition'"

That was the headline to this long and comprehensive CNN story yesterday by Eliott C. McLaughlin. Today Matt Tully's column...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 02, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ind. Law - "Opponents of Indiana ban on gay marriage cite concerns about impact on 614 laws"

Mike Leonard reports in the Bloomington Herald Times in a $$ story that begins:Nine months ago, more than 25 students...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Do NCAA lawyers located in Indianapolis need to be licensed to practice law in Indiana?

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this afternoon, the ILB has received this note from "an attorney licensed in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Lawyer Overhears Conversation About NCAA Probe of Hoops Star and Reveals Her Concerns

Question: Do NCAA lawyers located in Indianapolis need to be licensed to practice law in Indiana? This question has come...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ind. Law - Lawyer Overhears Conversation About NCAA Probe of Hoops Star and Reveals Her Concerns

"Ind. Law" because the NCAA is headquartered in Indianapolis. Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABAJournal has this entry today that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Table of Title 35 definitions repealed and reenacted under a new citation

Prof. Schumm received this note yesterday:I’ve run across something that I think is a potentially big problem that I’d like...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 15, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Ind. Law - "Consider legalities when renegotiating farmland leases"

From a long article by Jennifer Stewart of Purdue University, published at Drovers Cattle Network:As the end of grain harvest...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 12, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - "Social issues face GOP-controlled Indiana legislature"

Two stories this weekend: Some quotes from Kevin Rader's WTHR 13 story, "Social issues face GOP-controlled Indiana legislature":When Governor-elect Mike...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 11, 2012

Monday, November 05, 2012

Ind. Law - Wedding of daughter of Indianapolis attorneys featured in NYT

The Weddings/Celebrations section of Sunday New York Times features each week, in addition to several pages of marriage announcements, a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 05, 2012

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "EACS sues to clear up confusion on sale law: Charters get 1st buy chance"

Updating this ILB entry from August 14th, Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 03, 2012

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Ind. Law - $25 for 6 legal ethics CLE on Nov. 27th

Sponsored by the Indiana Inspector General, details here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 01, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Law - Vanderburgh deputy prosecutor says poorly written statute prevents filing felony charges in case

Mark Wilson has the story today in the Evansville Courier & Press. It begins:An Evansville man initially arrested on felony...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ind. Law - Do "many of Indiana's most violent criminals and repeat felons get out of prison decades early"?

A WTHR 13 Eyewitness News investigation "shows many of Indiana's most violent criminals and repeat felons get out of prison...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Ind. Law - "Criminal Code Reform Bill To Move Without Key Authors"

Good, and brief, article by Brandon Smith of IPBS. The subhead:Representative Ralph Foley and Senator Richard Bray have led the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 26, 2012

Ind. Law - What charges for drivers with blood alcohol over .08? Counties reportedly vary

WANE.com 15 Fort Wayne has a lengthy story and video this morning, reported by Adam Widner, headed "15 Finds Out:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Rochester attorney has blog, "Lawyers with Troubles"

Updating this Sept. 13 ILB post, Ted Waggoner's new blog is going strong, with new posts about once a week....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 19, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Law - Juvenile Killers and Life Terms Without Parole

The Sunday NY Times has a long, front-page story by Ethan Bronner on sentences of life without parole for juveniles....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ind. Law - My efforts to cancel my home delivery subscription [Updated]

When the Star's subscription prices went up on Sept. 1st I decided not to renew my monthly home delivery subscription...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Ind. Law - Indiana Tech "Law School Ridiculed For Opening In The Middle Of History's Worst Law School Crisis"

That is the headline from a story today by Aleksi Tzatzev in the Business Insider. It begins:A new law school...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Law - "Alcohol, smoking and gaming issues may return to the Statehouse" and "Same-sex marriage has role in November election"

Maureen Hayden of the CNHI Statehouse Bureau reports in a long story that begins: Alcohol, cigarettes, and gambling weren’t on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 07, 2012

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "State’s tough drug-free zone law may be on its way out"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 26th, Ken Kusmer of the AP reports:INDIANAPOLIS — Members of a legislative study panel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 06, 2012

Friday, October 05, 2012

Ind. Courts - Indiana ACLU Files two 1st amendment cases this week

Oct. 2, 2012 - "Disabled Veteran Sues for Right to Protest" - re a " disabled veteran who brought his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 05, 2012

Ind. Law - Slate looks at Indiana attorney Jim Bopp's relationship with the Madison Center for Free Speech

Jon Campbell writes in Slate today, in a long article asking "How does the conservative maestro of campaign finance fund...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 05, 2012

Monday, October 01, 2012

Ind. Law - "Marion County Sheriff's office changing how it deals with sex offenders" [Updated]

This story was posted late this afternoon by Alex Campbell of the Indianapolis Star. The post notes the story will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 01, 2012

Ind. Law - "Have you committed a class D felony?" [Updated twice]

Both the Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee, which is looking at criminal history providers as well as the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 01, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana firm wiggles out of doggy day care lawsuit filed by Wigglebutt Inn of Naples"

That is the headline to a long story in the Florida paper, Naples News, reported by Aisling Swift. The story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ind. Law - Great Res Gestae article on apps for attorneys and paralegals

Cheryl L. Niemeier, Director of Library Services at Bose McKinney & Evans has written a great, 6-page article for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ind. Law - "State’s tough drug-free zone law may be on its way out"

Maureen Hayden of the CNHI Statehouse Bureau reports today in the Logansport Pharos Tribune:INDIANAPOLIS — Some key legislators want to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ind. Law - "Shadow" sex offender registries

The Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee is holding its second meeting this Thursday, Sept. 27th. Its last meeting,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ind. Law - Guns on campus, nationally and in Indiana

Two recent stories: A Sept. 22nd NT Times story by Dan Frosch, headed "University Is Uneasy as Court Ruling Allows...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ind. Law - Bar exam results available [now]

Results for July 2012 Indiana bar exam should be posted here shortly. [Update] Yes, they are now available....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Stories about our gun laws

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, the Indianapolis Star today has an editorial headed "Off-target gun laws in cross hairs" -- some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ind. Law - Stories about our gun laws [Updated at 6:45 PM]

Many changes have been made to Indiana's gun laws over the past few sessions. See, for example, this May 12,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ind. Law - "Filing and Counting Petitions Regarding Collaborative Care Agreements for Older Youth"

A new article in Indiana Court Times re "SEA 286-2012 [codified at IC 31-28-5.8], which creates a program (funded by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ind. Law - "Lawmaker proposes fine for 10 grams of marijuana or less"

Readers may recall that in the summer of 2011, the Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee held a public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ind. Law - Updating "Will this be the year for sentencing reform?"

Updating these three ILB entries from Sept. 10th (first, second, and third), where I posted the slideshow, "Review of IDOC...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "Muncie woman accused of causing son's suicide; case highlights little-used Indiana law"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 12, Delaware County prosecutors have now dropped the "intentionally causes another human being, by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ind. Law - Rochester attorney has blog, "Lawyers with Troubles"

New blog from Rochester attorney Ted A. Waggoner - Lawyers with Troubles. This post explains the concept....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ind. Law - "Muncie woman accused of causing son's suicide; case highlights little-used Indiana law"

Chris Sikich reports today in the Indianapolis Star:The death of 16-year-old Charles Howard soon might raise a legal question seldom...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Ind. Law - One more thing on: Will this be the year for sentencing reform?

Updating earlier entries today, the most recent of which is here, the ILB has received this cover letter and report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2012

Ind. Law - Yet more on: Will this be the year for sentencing reform?

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this morning, here is the "Review of IDOC Admission Cohort of FD and Select...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2012

Ind. Law - Still more on: Will this be the year for sentencing reform?

Updating this August 27th entry, the Criminal Code Evaluation Commission met for this first time this year on Thursday, September...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2012

Ind. Law - Indiana ACLU's Ken Falk featured

Maureen Hayden, head of the CNHI Statehouse Bureau, reports in the Anderson Herald Bulletin in a story headed "ACLU lawyer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Ind. Law - "A conversation with Jane Henegar," new Ind. ACLU executive director

The Indianapolis Star has the interview today. From the sidebar:Jane Henegar, who was a deputy mayor of Indianapolis in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 09, 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Ind. Law - Much going on today at 1:00 PM

A lot to choose from today at 1:00 PM. At the law school, the oral argument before a COA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Ind. Law - Your opportunity to participate as an Oral Argument Judge and/or Brief Grader for the 2012 Honorable Robert H. Staton Intramural Moot Court Competition

As an alumna of IU-Indy Law, the ILB is posting this worthy request:Greetings from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Monday, September 03, 2012

Ind. Law - "No rights for rapists" Editorial calls for new law

From an editorial published August 28th in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Most Hoosiers were as shocked as legislators earlier this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 03, 2012

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Ind. Law - Table of Title 35 definitions repealed and reenacted under a new citation

In 2012 the General Assembly enacted SEA 26. The digest to the 129-page bill says simply:Title 35 definitions. Organizes definitions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 01, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Will this be the year for sentencing reform?

As the ILB wrote in this August 21st entry, the Criminal Code Evaluation Commission will meet for this first time...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 27, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Ind. Law - More on the criminal history providers segment of yesterday's interim committee meeting

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, here are two news stories. Niki Kelly reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ind. Law - Still more on: Interim legislative committee to meet on criminal history providers, the sex offender registry, and SORNA [Updated]

Updating this August 20th post - Excellent meeting today. Much testimony and many exhibits I would like to post on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Interim legislative committee to meet on criminal history providers, the sex offender registry, and SORNA

Updating this ILB entry from August 20th, the meeting begins in 2 minutes in Room 404. Watch it online. Go...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ind. Law - "Denying rapists parental rights snarls panel"

The Child Custody and Support Advisory Committee met yesterday morning. The first item on the agenda was "The parental rights...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ind. Law - "Alleged Violation of the Access to Public Records Act by the Warrick County Superior Court II"

Here are some quotes from the Public Access Counselor's August 13th response to Formal Complaint 12-FC-212:On June 29, 2012, you...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ind. Law - Will this be the year for sentencing reform?

The Criminal Code Evaluation Commission will meet for the first time this year on Thursday, Sept. 6th. The Committee's page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ind. Law - Interim legislative committee to meet on criminal history providers, the sex offender registry, and SORNA

The interim Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee* will be meeting for the first time this year at 10...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 20, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Columnist critical of new court pro bono fee that replaces IOLTA

Updating this ILB entry from August 16th, J. Mark Robinson, President of the Indiana Bar Foundation, has responded with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 20, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ind. Law - Columnist critical of new court pro bono fee that replaces IOLTA

Columnist Debbie Harbeson of the New Albany News and Tribune has an opinion piece today very critical of the Pro...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ind. Law - Restricted or Expunged Records?

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today headed "Worsening a bad law." It begins:Hoosier lawmakers made a troubling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Ind. Law - "EACS sues to clear up confusion on sale law: Charters get 1st buy chance"

Supplementing this ILB entry from May 12th, 2012, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:Attorneys for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ind. Law - "In passing the legislation to regulate what those private background check companies can release, lawmakers agreed to delay its implementation until 2013"

From a long story Sunday reported by Maureen Hayden of CNHI:INDIANAPOLIS — Using a law passed last year aimed at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 13, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ind. Law - When Can a Child Be Left Alone? Vehicles and Beyond

Commentary by Joel Schumm, a professor Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law In recent weeks several parents have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Ind. Law - "At what age is it ok to leave a child in a car?"

WISHTV8's Adrienne Broaddus had this thought-provoking story and video last evening. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - It happened again. But this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ind. Law - "Local (former) attorney facing fraud charges released from jail"

Scott Olson of the IBJ is reporting that:William F. Conour, 65, was arrested on a warrant from the Decatur Circuit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ind. Law - "Murray Clark Named Leader of Faegre Baker Daniels' Indianapolis Offices"

Here is the news release....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ind. Law - "Noble County lawyer arrested on meth charge"

Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a story that begins:A Noble County lawyer wanted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ind. Law - "New Indiana Law Restricts Criminal History Information Reported in Background Checks Starting July 1"

Tom Ahearn, ESR News Editor, is the author of this July 2, 2012 article in Employment Screening Resources (ESR). Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Ind. Law - "New Law Changes Child Support Age: Are You Prepared?"

This article by Eric N. Engebretson, Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP, was posted by IndyBar. The second paragraph reads:At the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 23, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ind. Law - "Lawyer Charged in Own Shooting; Authorities Say He Staged Apparent Attack for Unknown Reason"

Martha Neil of the ABA Journal has compiled stories about "Peter Raventos, 43, [who] had claimed that he was shot...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana legislators prepare to make more new state laws in 2013 General Assembly"

Here is a good story that goes into detail about this summer's study committes, reported by Maureen Hayden of CNHI....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Friday, July 06, 2012

Ind. Law - "Mixed reviews on book of new Indiana laws"

This South Bend Tribune editorial today highlights a number of the State's new laws....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 06, 2012

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Ind. Law - "All attorney disciplinary proceedings pending against Respondent William F. Conour are hereby dismissed as moot because of Respondent’s resignation from the bar of this State"

The Supreme Court has posted this Order, filed June 29th. Some quotes:A "Verified Complaint for Disciplinary Action" against Respondent was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 05, 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ind. Law - Mayor Ballard bans personal fireworks in Indianapolis

From Twitter: Mayor Greg Ballard ‏@MayorBallardI just issued a local disaster emergency declaration for #Indy & Marion County & signed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 30, 2012

Ind. Law - Online Indiana Code now current

The General Assembly's online, unofficial version of the Indiana Code is now:... current through the 2012 Regular Session of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Ind. Law - "Editorial: Playing with fire during a drought"

That is the heading to a strong editorial today in the Indianapolis Star. It concludes:A 2006 law pushed by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 28, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ind. Law - Public intoxication in the news

"Public intoxication law set to be eased starting July 1" is the headline to Maureen Hayden's June 24th story in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ind Law - "Fireworks: Local Ban Overrides State Law" or not?

Stacey Page Online ("Kosciusko County's only digital daily newspaper") had the story yesterday, reporting:Violate Kosciusko County’s burn ban and you...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ind. Law - "Youngsters learning driving skills behind the wheel of a golf cart"

Daniel Suddeath has the story in the New Albany News & Tribune. A quote:[T]he New Albany-Floyd County Parks and Recreation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ind. Law - Indiana is one of "29 States That Could Make Adult Children Pay for Mom’s Care"

That according to a WSJ blog entry today by Kelly Greene. Some quotes:Twenty-nine states have “filial support” laws on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 25, 2012

Ind. Law - Statement of Indiana AG's office on SCOTUS decision today in Arizona immigration case [Updated]

Here is a statement from the Attorney General's office:Today the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Arizona...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 25, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ind. Law - Many new laws taking effect July 1st

The Indiana Senate Democrats blog, The Briefing Room, has a long entry today with summaries of many of these new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana Holding 'Virtual Public Hearing' on Raw Milk Sales"

That is the heading to Dan Flynn's story today in Food Safety News. It begins:Driving to Indianapolis for a public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana Republicans, Democrats pull a platform reversal over gay marriage"

With a constitutional amendment to ban both same-sex marriage and civil unions in Indiana eligible in the upcoming General Assembly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ind. Law - "Evansville meth lab reports on pace to match last year"

Arek Sarkissian II reports in the Evansville Courier & Press:EVANSVILLE — The number of one-pot methamphetamine lab cases reported in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ind. Law - "134 new laws will take effect in Indiana 20 days from today."

Eric Berman of WIBC has the first story (including audio) I've seen. Here is a quick list of the laws...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 11, 2012

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Ind. Law & Decisions - "New Indiana law cuts off child support at 19"

Yesterday, June 8th, the Anderson Herald Bulletin carried this story by Maureen Hayden of CNHI. The story begins:INDIANAPOLIS — A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 09, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012

Ind. Law - "Don’t expect much from degree from unaccredited Indiana Tech law school"

That is the headline to a long letter in the Sunday Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that begins:Every time I drive...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 04, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Ind. Law - Private financial data improperly disposed or abandoned ...

Michelle L. Quinn of the Gary Post-Tribune has a long story yesterday that begins:GARY — A Merrillville man is resting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 28, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Driver in Warsaw ticketed for using iPod as a dash-cam mounted on his front windshield, much like a GPS (or backup camera screen)

Updating yesterday's entry, David Barras of WISHTV8 has this story today:INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Has technology made an Indiana traffic law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ind. Law - Driver in Warsaw ticketed for using iPod as a dash-cam mounted on his front windshield, much like a GPS (or backup camera screen)

Clifton French, WSBT-TV reporter, has the story. Some quotes:WARSAW Ind. -- We know it's illegal to text and drive, but...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 21, 2012

Ind. Law - "Criminal code needs more than quick fixes"

Terry R. Curry, Marion County prosecutor, had this letter in the Sunday Indianapolis Star. It deals with the law permitting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Ind. Law - "In Indiana, domestic violence can pose dilemma for employers"

Good front-page article in the Sunday Indianapolis Star, reported by John Tuohy. Some quotes from the lengthy story:After her boyfriend...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 20, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana's child-support law to change in July"

Some quotes from the Muncie Star-Press, this story by Douglas Walker:MUNCIE -- Effective July 1, the obligation for non-custodial parents...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 14, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Law - More on "Obama declares support for gay marriage"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Eric Bradner reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:INDIANAPOLIS — Both the Democratic and Republican...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Does Indiana's Marriage Statute Violates the U.S. Constitution? [Updated]

The Indianapolis Star has a story this afternoon on the ACLU suit challenging IC 31-11-6-1, which the ILB wrote about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Ind. Law - Does Indiana's Marriage Statute Violates the U.S. Constitution?

That is the claim of the ACLU of Indiana in a suit filed today in federal district court. From the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Ind. Law - Indiana law exempts ALEC from lobbyist disclosure requirements

The ILB's most recent post on ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council) was April 23rd. Today Paul Abowd, iWatch News...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Friday, May 04, 2012

Ind. Law - "Middlebury man injured in motorized barstool crash"

A very brief story from Ashley Henderson of WSBT South Bend. A quote:MIDDLEBURY, Ind. -- An Elkhart County man was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 04, 2012

Ind. Law - "Marion County Superior Court Judge Carol Orbison protests Wheat's early release" [Updated]

Updating the second part of this ILB from May 2nd, Dan McFeely reports today in the Indianapolis Star:The judge who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 04, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "Lawmakers didn’t foresee EACS dilemma"

Supplementing this ILB entry from yesterday, WANE Fort Wayne's Randy Spieth has this story:A state law passed last year is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 04, 2012

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Ind. Law - "Lawmakers didn’t foresee EACS dilemma"

Today Niki Kelly and Devon Haynie of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette report in a lengthy story that begins:St. Joseph...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2012

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Ind. Law - Shots fired at lawyer's home: Police suspect connection to March attack on colleague at same law firm

Updating yesterday's entry, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today has a story by Dominic Adams. Some quotes:While the circumstances are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Ind. Law - Reactive legislation: two stories reflecting different responses [Updated]

Monday WANE Fort Wayne ran a special report on young Amish buggy drivers. Yesterday Adam Widener followed up:Kids as young...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Ind. Law - "After two incidents, we are extremely concerned with these developments and the safety and security of our professionals and staff. "

So reads a statement (via FWJG) issued this afternoon by Faegre Baker Daniels. Some quotes:This morning, gunshots were fired through...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Ind. Law - "A co-worker of a Fort Wayne attorney who was seriously injured in a March shooting woke this morning to the sound of gunfire."

Updating this ILB entry from March 28th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has this late morning story headed "Shots fired...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ind. Law - Two recent stories about Indiana's new "Right to Resist" law

From Governing, a post by Caroline Cournoyer headed "Residents Given Right to Resist Police Under New Indiana Law." From WSBT...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ind. Law - "He was inspired by the character of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird to practice law"

The New Albany News and Tribune today published this letter to the editor from Attorney General Greg Zoeller about the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ind. Law - "2011 Indiana law lets criminal records be ‘erased’ from public view"

Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald-Times had a long $$ story April 22nd on the 2011 restricted access/expungement law. A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ind. Law - "Sheriffs Ask For Consistency With Sex Offender Registry"

Jason Gabrick of Indiana Public Media writes today:Marion County Sheriff John Layton recently removed 520 names from the county’s Sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "Marion County repairs sex offender registry"

Updating this ILB entry from Sunday, quoting Alex Campbell's front-page story that began:A week after The Indianapolis Star exposed numerous...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ind. Law - "Ensuring the integrity of the sex offender list" and "Marion County repairs sex offender registry"

This editorial today is from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazetteand is headed "Ensuring integrity of offender list":Indiana’s sex offender registry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ind. Law - "Texting and driving: It's dangerous and it's illegal"

That is the heading to an editorial in the April 19th Muncie Star-Press. The editroial reports that almost no one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ind. Law - Is it the Supreme Court's fault the sex offender registry is incorrect?

Last Sunday the Indianapolis Star had a long, front-page story headed "Sex offender listing intended to protect the public is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Ind. Law - "New law school wins zoning OK Indiana Tech hopes to begin classes for 100 in fall ’13"

Benjamin Lanka has the story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 20, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: "Sex offender listing intended to protect the public is riddled with errors"

Following up on ILB entries from earlier this week, Stateline has a long article today by Maggie Clerk, headed "Are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 20, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ind. Law - "Connecticut woman's fight to keep her husband's remains buried in the back yard of her home was heard before the Conn. Supreme Court"

The ILB had several Indiana-based entries last year under the heading "State law blocks backyard burial plans," with the most...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ind. Law - Part II of "Sex offender listing intended to protect the public is riddled with errors"

This is Part II, see Part I here. The ILB has been looking at issues involving the Indiana sex offender...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ind. Law - Part I of "Sex offender listing intended to protect the public is riddled with errors"

On Feb. 19th of this year the Indianapolis Star published a long, front-page story about legal sex offender clusters in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ind. Law - "IMPD Chief Paul Ciesielski resigns from post"

First report from the Indianapolis Star, by Carrie Richie. Breaking scandal: "Mayor Greg Ballard says IMPD mishandled a second vial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Indiana utilities ordered to alter tree trimming practices, but it is not over yet

"But it is not over" was the apt headline to this August 8, 2011 ILB entry... A story last evening...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ind. Law - "State asks federal judge to uphold Indiana immigration law "

Earlier this week AG Zoeller filed a response to a motion for summary judgment in the federal lawsuit challenging the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ind. Law - "Protest follows Indiana midwife's felony arrest"

The ILB has had a number of entries on midwives, here are a few. Yesterday WANE had this long AP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ind. Law - New law school in Fort Wayne faces questions

Interesting story today by Paul Wyche, although I because confused as to whether I was reading a news story or...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 09, 2012

Ind. Courts - General Assembly revised several statutes this session in response to Supreme Court opinions

Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times:INDIANAPOLIS | On a yellow sheet of paper torn from a legal pad,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 09, 2012

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Ind. Law - 3-part series on abandonment of mortgaged property

Attorney John D. Waller of the long-time Indiana Commercial Foreclosure Law blog, on March 23rd posted "Indiana Legislation, 2012: Part...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 08, 2012

Environment - Merger of pollution boards worries some

Supplementing the commentary on HEA 1002 in a March 26th ILB post, a story by Rick Callahan of the AP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 08, 2012

Ind. Law - "Stand your ground" in Kentucky, Indiana and Florida

Adding to a long list of earlier ILB entries on "stand your ground" legislation, here is a lengthy story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 08, 2012

Friday, April 06, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana lowers cutoff age for receiving child support - Drops to 19 from 21 effective July 1"

Some quotes from Mark Wilson's story yesterday in the Evansville Courier & Press:EVANSVILLE — An approaching change in an Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on 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

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Garrett High School Senior Expelled For Tweeting Profanity"

Updating this ILB entry from March 30th, where the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette wrote in an editorial:Lost in the discussion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

Ind. Law - ILB's Legislative Research Shortcuts updated

The Indiana Law Blog's Legislative Research Shortcuts, a dashboard for doing online research on the laws passed by the General...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 02, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ind. Law - "Ag gag" bill fails in Indiana; passes in Iowa

A so-called "ag gag" bill, SB 184, authored by Senators Grooms and Holdman, failed to move out of Senate committee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: "Garrett High School Senior Expelled For Tweeting Profanity"

Updating this ILB entry from Wednesday, an editorial in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette this morning point out:Indiana school officials...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 30, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ind. Law - What laws were affected by the 2012 General Assembly?

Just out in final form this week, here is one of the most valuable documents available to see if a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ind. Law - "Garrett High School Senior Expelled For Tweeting Profanity"

Stephanie Parkinson has the March 23rd story at Indiana News Center. Some quotes:[Austin Carroll, student] was expelled from Garrett High...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ind. Law - "“It was a legislated termination of the lawsuit”

Recall these three ILB entries from earlier this year:Ind. Law - More on "Bill seeks to resolve local car dealer’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ind. Law - "Attorney wounded by gun-wielding intruder"

Here is the updated FWJG story (earlier version here), reported by Dominic Adams. Some quotes from the long story:FORT WAYNE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ind. Law - "Shooting victim identified as Fort Wayne lawyer"

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette is reporting, in a story updated late this afternoon, that David Kuker, "office leader of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana has its own version of Florida's 'stand your ground' law: Ordinance was part of national push to strengthen self-defense laws"

Mary Beth Schneider reports today in the Indianapolis Star - here is a sample from the long story:Indiana has a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ind. Law - SEA 1, "Restoring the Castle Doctrine"

A thoughtful editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on SEA 1. Take a look....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 25, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ind. Law - Gov. signs SEA 1, the right to defend against unlawful entry

A news release just received:Tuesday evening, Governor Daniels signed SEA 1, titled “Right to defend against unlawful entry.” He issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ind. Law - SEA 1, the right to defend against unlawful entry [Updated]

What will Governor Daniels do about SEA 1? I wrote the following earlier today, but was delayed in posting because...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Ind. Law - "Fines will toughen Indiana public-access laws, backers say: Bill awaits decision by Gov. Mitch Daniels"

That is the headline to this March 17th AP story by Tom Davies that begins:A bill awaiting a decision by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 18, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Ind. Law - Governor has now received all bills passed this session

Check on their status here, at the Govenor's 2012 Bill Watch page....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ind.Law - More on: Check out new blog, the Indiana Property Tax Reporter

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 2, 2012, the new blog is now an even more "must read," as it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ind. Law - Grandparents visitation rights, revisited

Reporter Tim Evans writes in the StarWatch blog today about a meeting he attended yesterday "in a small town about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ind.Law - Still more on: 2013 US News law school rankings out

Updating this March 13th ILB entry, which reported that IU LAW - Mauer had fallen 3 spots since last year,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ind. Law - "Drug war rages over sale of pseudoephedrine: Rx for pseudoephedrine may curb meth production"

Another good story in the Sunday March 11th IndyStar, about another continuing debate, this one on how best to control...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ind.Law - More on: 2013 US News law school rankings out

For rankings geeks ("Pull out those old rankings and spreadsheets"), see this post from the Law Librarian Blog. And Prof....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ind.Law - 2013 US News law school rankings out

Prof. Schumm sends the link and writes:IU McKinney is tied for 89th, a drop from last year. Legal writing program...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ind. Law - South Bend Adams wins again in mock trial for high schools

Here is the story by Joseph Dits in the South Bend Tribune. Some quotes:SOUTH BEND — Mock trial teams from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ind. Law - Golf carts on county roads adopted, three years later

SEA 113 is on its way to the Governor. For background, see this ILB entry from Jan. 8, 2012....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 11, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ind. Laws - Still more on what passed - environmental and regulatory

HEA 1002, "Elimination of commissions, boards, and committees," is not yet available in Enrolled Act form, but is 167 pages...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ind. Law - More on what passed [Updated]

Here is more on what passed. SEA 97 - public intoxication. HEA 1033 - changes to last year's "expungement" law....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ind. Law - Some of what passed yesterday, and what didn't

SEA 1, the "Barnes" bill. Dan Carden has the story in the NWI Times. The headline: "Bill clarifying self-defense rights...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 09, 2012

Ind. Law - Last year's vetoed forfeiture bill is on the Senate calendar today for override vote

Here is today's calendar, the bill is SEA 215-2011. Here is the Governor's veto message from 2011:By the authority vested...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 09, 2012

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "Specialty license plate bill may be revived by GOP"

Updating this ILB entry from March 8th, it now looks like rather than attempting to change the specialty plate law,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ind. Law - FWJG has a legislative status report this morning

From the FWJG editorial page:Indiana legislators don’t have to end their session until next week, but leaders hope to wrap...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ind. Law - "Specialty license plate bill may be revived by GOP"

Mary Beth Schneider reports today in the Indianapolis Star:With the legislative session scheduled to end Friday, Republicans are scrambling to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ind. Law - SB 1 (Barnes bill) in conference committee

Niki Kelly (@nkellyatJG) tweets this morning: "With just two days left in the session, neither the House or Senate has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 08, 2012

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Ind. Law - As the 2012 General Assembly draws to an end ...

"Finish line is in sight for 2012 session of General Assembly" is the headline to this comprehensive story by Mary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Monday, March 05, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "Change in conviction or criminal charge causes quarrel: Word change in bill could undo new act’s intent"

Updating this entry from earlier this afternoon, thanks to the reader who just sent this note:That expungement bill is HB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 05, 2012

Ind. Law - "Change in conviction or criminal charge causes quarrel: Word change in bill could undo new act’s intent"

Maureen Hayden of CNHI reported yesterday in the Kokomo Tribune on the "expungement" (restricted access) law. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS — A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 05, 2012

Ind. Law - "Casinos have secure spot in smoking ban carve-out "

Good story today by Maureen Hayden of CNHI Statehouse Bureau. A sample:But the exemption for the casinos and racinos are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 05, 2012

Ind. Law - Can a lawyer licensed in Indiana use group coupon or daily deal marketing in compliance with Indiana's Rules of Professional Conduct?

The ILB has received this note from Rochester attorney Ted A. Waggoner:The ISBA Legal Ethics Committee issued this opinion last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 05, 2012

Friday, March 02, 2012

Ind. Law - Legislation to Narrow the Scope of Indiana’s Public Intoxication Law Moves to Governor

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 30, 2012, Maureen Hayden of CNHI reported March 1st:For decades in Indiana, if you...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 02, 2012

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Ind. Law - Veterinarian charging for writing a prescription?

IC 25-38.1-4-5 provides: (d) If a veterinarian prescribes a drug for the client's animal, upon request, the veterinarian shall provide...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 01, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ind. Law - No local government could pass a smoking ban more restrictive than the State’s?

IndyPolitics has read through all the proposed 2nd reading amendments filed in the Senate on HB 1149, the smoking ban...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Ind. Law - "Maze of election laws baffles candidates"

Indiana's ballot access laws are a trap for the unwary, as Lesley Stedman Weidenbener writes today in a column in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 27, 2012

Ind. Law - "Passage of smoking ban bill may not extinguish the fight: So far, no state ban has been overturned in court"

CNHI's Maureen Hayden looks at legal and financial issues relating to passage of smoking bans in this story today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 27, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "Bill seeks to resolve local car dealer’s suit"

The first ILB entry on HB 1171 and quoted a Niki Kelly Fort Wayne Journal Gazette story. The ILB lead-in:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 27, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Ind. Law - "Discipline for doctors bears harsh penalties: Substance abuse accounts for majority of state’s cases"

Dan Stockman has a very long story in the Sunday Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on the discipline of doctors in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ind. Law - "Farmers Called to Act on Statehouse Legislation"

Gary Truitt at Hoosier Ag Today writes that the Ind. Farm Bureau is:... seeking farmer support for legislation that would...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana: NRA-Backed Bills (including silencers when hunting) Continue to Move Forward"

That is the headline to this post from the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action, dated Feb. 21. Some quotes:Today saw...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ind. Law - Still more on "Chilling CAFO lawsuits"

IC 32-30-6, Nuisance Actions, includes IC 32-30-6-9, commonly referred to as "freedom to farm" or "right to farm" language. This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ind. Law - "Barnes" bill may face changes in House (or may be dead)

"Indiana bill on right to resist police faces overhaul" is the headline to a long story today by Tom Davies...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "House bill chills students’ rights"

Updating this long ILB entry from Feb. 18th, the Indianapolis Star has an editorial today about the same bill, HB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ind. Law - Legal sex offender clusters in Indianapolis eastside motel and downtown apartment buildings

The first time the ILB wrote about "sex offender clusters" was in this Jan. 8, 2012 entry headed "Efforts to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ind. Law - Feds' change in definition of "rape" for reporting purposes will impact Indiana

So reports Rebecca S. Green today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a long story. Observing that "Indiana’s laws...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Ind. Law - "House bill chills students’ rights"

The ILB has written about HB 1169 twice before, first in this entry from Jan. 31st, which quoted the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana lawmakers consider eliminating inheritance tax"

Eric Bradner reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press - some quotes from the long story:INDIANAPOLIS — Instead of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 17, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ind. Law - "Proposed changes to the Parenting Time Guidelines available for review"

Per a news release from Feb. 8:Proposed changes to the Indiana Supreme Court Parenting Time Guidelines are available for review....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ind. Law - Where do you go to get your reputation back?

That is sometimes the question. But then again, sometimes the exoneration leads to a rehash of the original story, all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ind. Law - Super Lawyers features Jon Laramore and Monica Foster

I received this year's Indiana Super Lawyers in the mail today and two widely-respected Indianapolis attorneys (and incidentally two of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Ind. Law - Upcoming seminar on merit selection of appellate court judges

On Thursday, April 5, 2012: an Indiana Law Review Symposium - Reflecting on Forty Years of Merit Selection CLE:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ind. Law - "Habitual offender law complex, unfair, many believe"

Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier has a lengthy story today (there is a p. 2 and a p....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Ind. Law - District 33 voters overwhelmingly favor marijuana decriminalization

See the results of State Senator Greg Taylor's survey, Question 4.4. Choose the option that most closely reflects your position...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Ind. Law - "General Assembly is back in session to tackle legislation that had been bottlenecked by a contentious labor bill"

So writes CNHI's Maureen Hayden in a story about what to expect next from the assembly. A sample:After signing [Right...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 09, 2012

Monday, February 06, 2012

Ind. Law - Allen County Registry warns when sex offenders move

Archie Ingersoll had a long report yesterday in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on the Allen County set-up. It begins:Allen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 06, 2012

Ind. Law - "Push for state-wide crackdown on meth stalls"

Eric Bradner reported yesterday in the Evansville Courier & Press in a long story beginning:INDIANAPOLIS — As police continue breaking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 06, 2012

Ind. Law - "Crashes Put Spotlight On Indiana Licensing: Senior Drivers Don't Have More Restrictions"

WRTV 6 had the story yesterday - some quotes:Some of the five storefront crashes that have occurred in the Lafayette...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 06, 2012

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Ind. Law - Fenced hunting never really dead

Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports that fenced hunting may be dead this year, but... Some quotes from her...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 04, 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit rules on: Superfund used to justify $28,000 bill to fight fire at couple's home

On March 23, 2010, the ILB had a long entry headed "Environment - More on: Superfund used to justify...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2012

Ind.Law - Check out new blog, the Indiana Property Tax Reporter

The Indiana Property Tax Reporter, a new blog started a few days ago by Carol S. Comer, provides valuable specialized...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2012

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ind. Law - "Lawmakers should seriously consider whether they should put themselves in the position of settling disputes involving a very limited number of Hoosiers by passing statewide laws that affect everyone"

So opined the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today in an editorial headed "Lawmakers as arbiters." Some quotes:The Indiana General Assembly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ind. Law - "Senate passes bill on teaching creationism: If measure becomes law, opponents wonder if suit versus state will follow"

Long, comprehensive story today in the Indianapolis Star, reported by Scott Eliiot (and contributors Alex Campbell and Tim Evans). The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ind. Law - "Trafficking in hyperbole"

The editorial section of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today has this item on newly enacted SEA 4, human trafficking:From...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ind. Law - "How To Stay Out of Jail on Super Bowl Sunday"

The entertaining story by Aaron Kase at Lawyers.com features advice from Indianapolis attorney Kathleen Sweeney, "a veteran defender of sporting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ind. Law - Evolution is a “Johnny come lately” theory

In his Star blog, Scott Elliot of the Indianapolis Star quotes Indiana State Sen. Dennis Kruse, the author of creation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ind. Law - "A little scary" writes reader

A reader has called the ILB's attention to HB 1169, which passed House third reading yesterday with a vote of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ind. Law - Legislation to Narrow the Scope of Indiana’s Public Intoxication Law Approved by Senate, Moves to House

From a news release:STATEHOUSE (Jan. 30, 2012) – Senate lawmakers approved legislation authored by Sen. Mike Young (R-Indianapolis) that would...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 30, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "What's so bad about creationism in public schools?"

Answering the Muncie Star-Press editorial flagged in the Jan. 28th ILB, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had this editorial this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Hairdressers may have killed bill that would eliminate licensing"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 26th, and this one from Jan. 25th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ind. Law - Sentator Talllian "plots marijuana law reforms"

So reports Dan Carden in the NWI Times today. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, knows sometimes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ind. Law - "The local meth epidemic: craziness requires extraordinary measures"

That is the title to an editorial today in the Evansville Courier & Press. Some quotes:The world around us here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana does about-face on fenced hunting"

Updating earlier ILB entries from Jan. 25th and Jan. 27th on this session's canned hunting bill, HB 1265, Lesley Stedman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ind. Law - "State joins 'green burial' movement"

The long story by Bob Scott of the Lafayette Journal and Courier, in the Indianapolis Star today, is sub-headed "Sites...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ind. Law - Still more on "Senate votes to restore right to resist police entry into home"

Senate Bill 1, which passed the Senate by a vote of 45 to 5 on Jan. 23, 2012, remains controversial....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "Senate votes to restore right to resist police entry into home"

Updating this latest ILB entry on SB 1, Tom Davies of the Associated Press has a long story today headed:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ind. Law - "What's so bad about creationism in public schools?"

That was the headline to an editorial yesterday in the Muncie Star-Press....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ind. Law - "Welfare Drug Testing Bill Withdrawn After Amended To Include Testing Lawmakers"

A story in the Huffington Post today by Arthur Delaney reports that "Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville), sponsor of the original...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ind. Law - "Bill seeks to resolve local car dealer’s suit"

Back in the day, Senator Bob Garton would have disallowed these bills ... Niki Kelly reports today in the Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 27, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: "Hunting preserves: Legislative efforts in the past focused on grandfathering the existing preserves only, but this bill goes further to open the industry to new operators"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 25th, quoting Niki Kelly's story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, today the same...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Right of publicity law changes proposed

Updating this ILB entry from January 16th on HB 1133, check out this story today by Eriq Gardner in The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Your law firm or court plans for Superbowl week?

On January 1st I posted an entry (with a few responses) asking about Superbowl plans of local courts and law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: "Hairdressers may have killed bill that would eliminate licensing"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, here is more about the Regulated Occupations Evaluation Committee. As noted here yesterday, it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ind. Law - Senate Committee backs RU-486 limit

Here is the AP story. The story does not include the bill number. Sadly, there appears to be no way...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ind. Law - "Senate panel votes to let schools teach creationism"

Dan Carden has the brief story in the NWI Times. It begins:INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Senate committee on Wednesday endorsed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: "Hunting preserves: Legislative efforts in the past focused on grandfathering the existing preserves only, but this bill goes further to open the industry to new operators"

Following up on yesterday's ILB entry, Nick Schneider, Assistant Editor of the Greene County Daily World, has this long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ind. Law - Still more on "Chilling CAFO lawsuits"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 23, HB 1091 has been moved back to Second Reading for amendment, by a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ind. Law - "Hunting preserves: Legislative efforts in the past focused on grandfathering the existing preserves only, but this bill goes further to open the industry to new operators"

Back again. The ILB has a very lengthy list of earlier entries on issues involving hunting preserves and canned hunting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ind. Law - Status of massive bill to eliminate commissions, boards, and committees, including environmental boards

HB 1002, about which the ILB had a lengthy entry on Jan. 21, 2012, has now been reprinted so that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ind. Law - "Hairdressers may have killed bill that would eliminate licensing"

Maureen Hayden, CNHI Statehouse Bureau, reports today on the status of HB 1006. Here is the bill digest:Regulated occupations. Provides...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ind. Law - Ind. Tech's new law school building location announced

Recall that Indiana Tech is starting a new law school in Indiana. Today, an announcement that begins:Fort Wayne, Ind. –...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ind. Law - "Senate votes to restore right to resist police entry into home"

SB 1 passed the Indiana Senate yesterday, 45-5. Here is Dan Carden's story in the NWI Times. Here is Niki...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "Indiana Senate approves 'right to work,' House Democrats leave floor"

Updating the ILB entry from yesterday evening, here are stories today covering yesterday's House and Senate actions. "Senate approves labor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana Senate approves 'right to work,' House Democrats leave floor"

Here is Mary Beth Schneider and Chris Sikich's first take at reporting today's House and Senate activities on the RTW...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 23, 2012

Ind. Law - What is a "referenda"?

House members debating the RTW referendum keep referring to it as the "referenda." The AP Style Guide: referendum, referendums...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 23, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "Chilling CAFO lawsuits"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 16, 2012, about HB 1091, which currently is on third reading in the House,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ind. Law - Recap of last Friday and the Right to Work bills; plus an observation

Updating this ILB entry from Friday, Jan. 20th, where a newly worded amendment calling for a binding public referendum amendment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana lawmakers consider some laws that are just plain puzzling"

See the story today in the Sunday Indianapolis Star, reported by Chris Sikich. Some quotes:Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, has a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 22, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: New proposed language offered in RTW binding referendum dispute

Here is the text of House Motion HB-1001-54, described by Rep. Bauer in the preceding ILB entry....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 20, 2012

Ind. Law - New proposed language offered in RTW binding referendum dispute

More great tweets from Mary Beth Schneider of the IndyStar. I've arranged in chronological order:Bauer says Ds believe have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Binding referendum controversy continues ...

Latest tweet on issue: Just took call form Rep. Sheila Klinker: Dems have a Repub lawyer helping sort out constitutional...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ind. Law - Binding referendum controversy continues ...

New tweets from early this afternoon: #INHouse Bauer says Ds could be back as aoon as Friday with referendum amendment.—...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ind. Law - "In Indiana, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas, two-thirds of the members make up a quorum."

So reports Niki Kelly today in a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette story looking at Indiana's constitutional 2/3 legislative quorum requirement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ind. Law - Binding referendum controversy continues; The 1850 Constitutional Debates

The Report of the debates and proceedings of the convention for the State of Indiana, Volume 2, makes it definitively...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Binding referendum controversy continues

Okay, a search of the Indiana caselaw has revealed one opinion mentioning a state-wide referendum. It was in a dissent....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ind. Law - Binding referendum controversy continues

Recent tweet on continuing controversy:#INHouse Bauer says case law does not support position that referendum is unconstitutional.— Mary Beth Schneider...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ind. Law - No more news from Carroll County

In the past, the ILB occasionally has linked to a story from the Carroll County Comet, particularly a story about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana lawmakers look for ethics exemptions: Legislation would create loophole in lobbying rules

SB 244 is the subject of a detailed report today by Scott Smith of the Kokomo Tribune. The long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana Senate committee OKs illegal entry bill"

Shelby Salazar reports in the Evansville Courier & Press this morning:After heated debate, an Indiana Senate committee approved a measure...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ind. Law - Following on: Are binding referendums constitutional in Indiana?

Updating yesterday's ILB entries, a tweet seen this morning:#INHouse ds prayed to endure. Bauer says ds will work on every...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Watch out for scams aimed at Indiana attorneys

Updating this ILB entry from July 12, 2010, it appears that one of our Indiana attorneys may have fallen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ind. Law - Continuing with: Are binding referendums constitutional in Indiana?

Okay, here is the latest, and I'm able to use the new Twitter "embed" feature:So here's the bottom line on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ind. Law - Still more on: Are binding referendums constitutional in Indiana?

According to tweets I'm reading, issues have arisen in the House about the constitutionality of the proposed 2nd reading amendment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Are binding referendums constitutional in Indiana?

Updating this ILB entry from this morning, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today urging "Make lawmakers decide...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ind. Law - Golf carts on county roads passes first House

Tweeted a few minutes ago:marybschneider Mary Beth Schneider At by vote of 91-2 people will soon be able to twaddle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ind. Law - Are binding referendums constitutional in Indiana?

Years back, I learned that only a non-binding, or advisory, referendum was likely constitutional in Indiana, because Art. 1, Sec....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ind. Law - Maybe the AG's consumer protection division can investigate

Jenny Anchondo of Fox 59 had a story last Friday that got my attention. Here are soome quotes:Trouble is brewing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 16, 2012

Ind. Law - Right to defend against unlawful entry amendment has hearing tomorrow

SB 1 will be heard tomorrow in the Senate Correction Committee at 9 AM in Rm. 130. According to this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 16, 2012

Ind. Law - "Chilling CAFO lawsuits"

This Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial this morning is about "nuisance" lawsuits. First, a caveat. If you look up the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 16, 2012

Ind. Law - Right of publicity law changes proposed

The House Judiciary Committee tomorrow, Jan 17th (upon adjournment in Rm.156-D) will hold a hearing HB 1133, which appears to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 16, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ind. Law - "Illinois man documents tombstones"

Interesting, long story today from Tracy Moss of the Champaign, Ill News-Gazette about Michael Coan, a "headstone hunter" who, in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ind. Law - "At least the police know where these sex offenders live"

That was the headline to this editorial on Jan. 11, 2012 in the Evansville Courier & Press, a response to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ind. Law - Ind. sentencing law overhaul dead

So reports the AP's Charles Wilson on this brief story today -- some quotes:Legislators stung last year by county prosecutors...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ind. Law - IndyStar looks at improving "StarWatch" webpage

StarWatch is the name for the IndyStar's investigative team and its website. The site attempts to provide links to back...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ind. Law - "Indiana bill would cut off child support at 19"

From the Louisville Courier Journal today:A bill that would change Indiana law so that parents don’t have to pay child...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Lawyers in the news ...

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 30th, "Sellersburg town attorney resigns following DUI arrest," Ben Zion Hershberg reports today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Monday, January 09, 2012

Ind. Law - "Proposed bills would redefine intoxication"

Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier reports today:Simply walking home from a bar or party after downing a few...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 09, 2012

Ind. Law - Indiana Register, Indiana Administrative Code still unavailable

This ILB entry yesterday on environmental permitting for the new Bear Creek mine noted that the Indiana Register and Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 09, 2012

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Ind. Law - Guns on campus and in State Office Bldg; golf carts on county roads

Niki Kelly has a story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on some of the bills introduced this session....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 08, 2012

Ind. Law - More on "Efforts to limit areas where convicted sex offenders can live have resulted in concentrating them in locations like the Northway mobile home park"

Following up on its editorial from Jan. 4, 2012 (ILB entry here), Jeff Wiehe writes today in the Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 08, 2012

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Ind. Law - More on: Twitter proving its value this morning in reporters' coverage of RTW hearing

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, here are the stories resulting from yesterday's hearing, as reported by Mary Beth Schneider of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 07, 2012

Friday, January 06, 2012

Ind. Law - Photo and bio of Ice Miller Lawyer arrested in Louisvillle no longer available

The Jan. 6, 2012 story by Andrew Wolfson in the Louisville Courier Journal begins:An honors graduate of the University of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 06, 2012

Ind. Law - Twitter proving its value this morning in reporters' coverage of RTW hearing

Check out @ericbradner @marybschneider @nkellyatJG, whether or not you are watching the committee hearing live online....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 06, 2012

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ind. Law - "Efforts to limit areas where convicted sex offenders can live have resulted in concentrating them in locations like the Northway mobile home park, where Aliahna Lemmon was killed and 14 registered sex offenders live"

From a Jan. 4, 2012 editorial in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that begins:The concentration of convicted sex offenders living...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2012

Ind. Law - Indianapolis attorney Douglass R. Shortridge dies at 80

This morning's Star has a tribute to Mr. Shortridge written by former Star reporter and Shortridge friend, Joe Gelarden. He...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Ind. Law - Terre Haute attorney Jim Bopp subject of another national article

"Citizen Bopp: Meet the lawyer on a crusade to topple all limits on the role of money in politics" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Ind. Law - Some bills introduced so far ...

A Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial today focuses on some bills with "troublesome legal implications" introduced in this year's General...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Ind. Law - Your law firm or court plans for Superbowl week?

The Indianapolis Star has a column today headed "Super Bowl FAQ: Answers to your most pressing questions." Among the questions:Q....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 01, 2012

Friday, December 30, 2011

Ind. Law - "Singing the anthem: Are you doing it 'right'? Lawmaker wants rules for performances at schools"

The Indianapolis Star investigative team of Tim Evans and Heather Gillers have this front-page story this morning. A few quotes:Sen....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 30, 2011

Ind. Law - Lawyers in the news ...

"Sellersburg town attorney charged with DUI again," is the headline to this story by Ben Zion Hershberg in the Louisville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 30, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ind. Law - Kroger manager shoots and kills would-be robber inside story ...

Alex Campbell and Heather Gillers report today on the still unfolding legal story relating to the "actions of a Kroger...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ind. Law - Bingham McHale and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald Agree to Merge

From the announcement:Today at 9 a.m., leaders from Bingham McHale LLP and Louisville-based Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC voted to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Law - What to do with your law degree (you wish!)

According to an interview with Judge Judy in the July 26, 2011 NYT Sunday Magazine, Judge Judy earns $45 million...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ind. Law - Changes in leadership at IU Mauer School of Law

"IU Maurer School of Law dean named interim provost" is the heading to this Dec. 6, 2011 news release that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 05, 2011

Ind. Law - "IU buys up .xxx domain names: University protecting its brand from use on X-rated websites"

Mike Leonard has the story in the $$$ Bloomington Herald Times. A few quotes:There are more than a few jokes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 05, 2011

Friday, December 02, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: IU McKinney School of Law announcment

One question about the great announcement yesterday -- does this gift fix IU Indy Law rigidly on the traditional USNews...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 02, 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ind. Law - IU McKinney School of Law announcment

Here it is:IU School of Law-Indianapolis Named for Business and Civic Leader Robert H. McKinney December 1, 2011 INDIANAPOLIS -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2011

Ind. Law - IU Indy Law announcement at 1:30 pm ....

Watch the announcement live, here, stream starting at approximately 1:15 pm. 1:16 pm - Yes, I'm tuned into the Flash...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ind. Law - Still more on: Has IU Indy Law found its angel benefactor?

Updating yesterday's ILB entries, posted here and here, according to this just posted press release, we will be able to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: Has IU Indy Law found its angel benefactor?

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, IMHO there is something to be gained from clear and thoughtful renaming. Look...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ind. Law - Has IU Indy Law found its angel benefactor?

From a Dec. 4, 2008 news release from the IU News Room:BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ind. Law - Cellphones in prisons

The problem of cellphones in prisons is the focus of this story today by Marisa Kwiatkowski of the NWI Times....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 27, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indianapolis lawyer preparing to defend Saudi accused in USS Cole attack"

Chris Sikich has the lengthy, front-page story in today's Indianapolis Star. This definitely don't miss story begins:In a 40-year law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ind. Law - My sister, a teacher, is outraged about the Penn State rapes and the failures to act and follow-up

ILB: My sister Nancy Singer was born in Pennsylvania and ever since has been a Penn State / Joe Paterno...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ind. Law - Still more on "Penn State scandal spotlights debate over who must report abuse"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 12th, Abby Tonsing of the Bloomington Herald-Times ($$$) has a story today headed "Legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Penn State scandal spotlights debate over who must report abuse"

Updating this ILB entry from Friday, WRTV News 6 had a story last evening by Joanna Massee titled "Ind. Law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ind. Law - Indiana Tech names dean for its upcoming law school

Indiana Tech introduced Peter C. Alexander, currently a professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law, as founding dean of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Ind. Law - Ind. Tech. to introduce the founding dean of the Indiana Tech School of Law

From Inside Indiana Business, a very brief item, including:Indiana Tech will introduce the founding dean of its school of law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Monday, November 07, 2011

Ind. Law - "Loved ones reburied Milo Blaker Sunday afternoon, there beneath a hickory tree on the hill visible from the kitchen window of the house he shared with his wife Betty for half a century"

Updating this ILB entry from July 6, 2011, here is reporter Laura Lane's Nov. 7th story in the Bloomington Herald...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 07, 2011

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Ind. Law - "Ken Nunn’s law: Bloomington attorney was one of the first to use advertising in a big way"

The Bloomington Herald-Times has a long report today ($$$), written by Rebecca Troyer, on attorney Ken Nunn. Sadly, it is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 06, 2011

Ind. Law - Sen. Luke Kenley continues push for federal sales tax collection fix

Following on a long list of earlier ILB entries on Amazon and sales tax collections, Maureen Hayden, CNHI, who has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 06, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Ind. Law - "Meth ingredient tracking reviews mixed"

Niki Kelly's long story this morning in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. It begins:INDIANAPOLIS – Despite mixed reviews from law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 31, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indiana Lawyer Who Started His Legal Career as a 17-Year-Old Judge Gets the Guinness World Record"

Greenwood attorney Marc L. Griffin is featured in an ABAJournal blog entry this morning by Debra Cassens Weiss. Some quotes:Griffin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ind. Law - "Problem No. 1 with the state’s absentee voting system is that people casting such a ballot by mail are not required to show a photo ID"

That is a quote from a long editorial Oct. 26th in the New Albany News & Tribune. It begins:SOUTHERN INDIANA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Law - More on "School Debt A Long-Term Burden For Many Graduates"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 21st, a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial from Oct. 24th, headed "Avoiding student debt,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Ind. Law - "Midwives who are not nurses may be breaking the law"

The Bloomington Herald-Times ($$$) ran a two-part series last week on midwives. Part 2, by Dann Denny, was on Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - Steve Johnson, Retired prosecutors’ advocate, drafted back into service on sentencing reform

Maureen Hayden of CNHI has the story, here in the New Albany News & Tribune. Some quotes from the lengthy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 21, 2011

Ind. Law - "Clearing a Criminal Record"

Following on a series of ILB entries (most recent here, from Oct. 17) on the new Indiana restricted access/expungement law,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 21, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Indiana exotic animal laws"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, here is the Indianapolis Star story yesterday, reported by Mary Beth Schneider. Also, the WSJ had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indiana exotic animal laws"

Jennifer Carmack of WTHR 13NEWS has a brief story - some quotes:In the state of Indiana, the exotic animal licensing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ind. Law - Great seminar today, but ...

It is the Criminal Justice Summit, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. today in the Wynne Courtroom...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ind. Law - Attorney Bob Hammerle involved in accident [Updated]

Jon Murray has tweeted:Thoughts and prayers for Indy attorney Bob Hammerle, who was hit by a motorcycle while on foot....

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

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Law - More on: It is now officially Faegre Baker Daniels, as of 1/1/12 [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 12th, Faber-E Fager-E is apparently the proper pronunciation of the firm merging with Baker...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 15, 2011

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

Ind. Law - Vaughn R. Walker, former chief judge for the ND California, to speak at Mauer Law

This ILB has received this info:"ON THE BENCH AND IN THE GAME" Vaughn R. Walker, former chief judge of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indiana attorney helps open floodgates of campaign spending"

Here is a slew of earlier ILB entries mentioning Terre Haute attorney Jim Bopp. Yesterday the Indianapolis Star had a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 06, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: Use of "may" and "shall" ... with repect to the issue of what "may not" means

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 28th, which is definitely worth rereading, IMHO, and this one from Sept. 25th, which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 06, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ind. Law - Use of "may" and "shall" ... with repect to the issue of what "may not" means

Re the Sept. 25th ILB entry headed "Names on the ballot, and the 'may' issue": The current version of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ind. Law - Moped and scooter laws may be passed in 2012

WCSI Radio Columbus reported Sept. 22nd:Representative Milo Smith testified before the Joint Study Committee on Transportation, Infrastructure and Solutions on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ind. Law - "Lawsuits against Evansville and Hammond demand communities comply with state measure"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 26th, Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star today has a very long feature article...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ind. Law - Still more on "Gun-Toting Man at Evansville Zoo Causes Commotion"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 19th, Eric Bradner reported Sept. 24th in the Evansville Courier & Press - here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 26, 2011

Law - A solution without a problem?

A challenge to Indiana's voter ID law was rejected by the SCOTUS, but as more states move to adopt similar...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 26, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ind. Law - "Fraternity ordered to cease operations after rape allegation;" more on campus investigations

Only a few days ago, on Sept. 18th, the ILB posted this entry headed "Ind. Law - "Notre Dame changes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ind Gov't. - "Lawmakers to consider Indiana's scooter law"

That is the headline to this long WTHR story reported by Sandra Chapman. It begins:INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is tackling dangerous...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Gun-Toting Man at Evansville Zoo Causes Commotion"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this afternoon, two items. First, Indiana attorney Jordan Stover sent this info, clarifying my...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 19, 2011

Ind. Law - "Gun-toting man at Evansville Zoo causes commotion"

Interesting story today in the Evansville Courier & Press, reported by Richard Gootee. Some quotes:A man who caused a commotion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ind. Law - "Notre Dame changes sex assault investigation procedures" [Updated]

The 2010 Elizabeth Seeberg tragedy is the subject of a three-part series this weekend in the South Bend Tribune. (Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 18, 2011

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. Law - Tomorrow: Judith Kaye, Former Chief Judge of the State of New York

From a notice at IndyLaw.com:Tuesday, September 13, 2011 James P. White Lecture on Legal Education A Chief Judge's After-Life: Reflections...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 12, 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. Law - A Remembrance and Tribute for Prof. Patrick L. Baude

From Lauren Robel, Dean and Val Nolan Professor of Law:Indiana University Maurer School of Law lost an exceptional scholar when...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 09, 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. Law - More on "New law means students in country illegally now have to pay out-of-state tuition"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 4th, quoting an Indianapolis Star story from August 31st, the Star has this editorial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Ind. Law - "New law means students in country illegally now have to pay out-of-state tuition"

Andrew Scoggin of the Indianapolis Star had a long, well-worth reading story August 31st - some quotes:House Bill 1402 and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 04, 2011

Ind. Law - Hammond may revisit gun ordinance in light of law suit

Steve Zabroski reports in the NWI Times -- some quotes:With Hammond already facing one lawsuit over its restrictive gun laws,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 04, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ind. Law - The state fair stage collapse and the rights of gay couples

A number of news stories indicate that at least one gay couple was severely impacted by the state fair stage...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Ind. Law - "Adoption process changing with the Internet "

That is the heading to this long story today in the Gary Post-Tribune, reported by Chelsea Schneider Kirk. The story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 21, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Ind. Law - Still more on “Today’s headline is tomorrow’s legislation”

Updating this ILB entry from July 12, 2011, the somewhat surprising outcome to yesterday's legislative committee hearing on a "Casey...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 19, 2011

Ind. Law - "Ice Miller to merge with Columbus, Ohio firm"

Jeff Swiatek of the Indystar reports a story announced this morning by Ice Miller:Ice Miller, the third-largest law firm in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 19, 2011

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. Law - "Indiana Tech defends plan for law school"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on Indiana Tech's plans to open a law school in For Wayne,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ind. Law - "Baker & Daniels possible merger part of a larger legal trend"

Updating this ILB entry from August 12th, here are some interesting quotes from Marilyn Odendahl's story today in the Elkhart...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ind. Law - Several items on sentencing reform

Following on the ILB's most recent entry on sentencing reform efforts, from August 13th, here are three new items:"Sentencing reform...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 15, 2011

Environment - Reminder: 2011 Edition of Indiana Environmental Statutes now available!

This is the new, 2011 edition of the annual publication, the Indiana Environmental Statutes, sponsored by the Environmental Law Section...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 15, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Why do drug charges carry bigger sentences than killing? For the answer, ask your legislator"

"Trend to Lighten Harsh Sentences Catches On in Conservative States" reports Charlie Savage in the August 12th NY Times. This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ind. Law - Much more on "Baker & Daniels and Faegre & Benson Confirm Merger Talks" [Updated]

Updating this morning's ILB entry, here is a long, in-depth article on the proposed merger, from Patrick Thornton of Finance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 12, 2011

Ind. Law - "Baker & Daniels and Faegre & Benson Confirm Merger Talks"

See the story by Brian Baxter from The AM Law Daily; it begins:Baker & Daniels and Faegre & Benson confirmed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ind. Law - "Why do drug charges carry bigger sentences than killing? For the answer, ask your legislator"

Efforts at sentencing reform in Indiana died in the last session. Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Environment - 2011 Edition of Indiana Environmental Statutes now available!

This is the new, 2011 edition of the annual publication, the Indiana Environmental Statutes, sponsored by the Environmental Law Section...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Monday, August 08, 2011

Ind. Law - Indiana utilities ordered to alter tree trimming practices, but it is not over yet

Updating this August 1, 2011 ILB entry, citing an Aug. 1st story by Maureen Hayden in the Terre Haute Trib-Star,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 08, 2011

Ind. Law - "No tickets for texting and driving, yet: Area police say ban is difficult to enforce"

Sophia Voravong has the story in today's Lafayette Journal Courier. Some quotes:A month after an Indiana law took effect that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 08, 2011

Friday, August 05, 2011

Environment - 2011 Edition of Indiana Environmental Statutes now available!

This is the new, 2011 edition of the annual publication, the Indiana Environmental Statutes, sponsored by the Environmental Law Section...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 05, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

Ind. Law - "Sentencing reform proves no easy task"

"Start reform at the grass roots" is the headline to this editorial today in the Indianapolis Star, that concludes:Reform of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 01, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: "Indiana utilities ordered to alter tree trimming practices, improve customer involvement "

Updating these earlier ILB entries (note the dates):Ind. Law - "Indiana utilities ordered to alter tree trimming practices, improve customer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 01, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Ind. Law - "2011 Indiana Environmental Statutes" available next week

The 2011 edition of the Indiana Environmental Statutes, sponsored by the Environmental Law Section of the ISBA, is on its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Courts - More on: 4th Circuit rules on Discipline of Student Over Internet Bullying

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Ben Skirvin reports/comments this afternoon for StateImpact Indiana (a collaboration of WFIU, Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indiana panel to consider proposal to legalize marijuana" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from July 24th, the legislature's Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee will meet at 1...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Ind. Law - NW Indiana state senator leads charge for reform of state marijuana laws

From Dan Carden's story in the NWI Times today:Business leaders asking government to stop interfering in their work is a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ind. Law - "Partner pay at local law firms rises despite recession"

That is the headline to the lengthy, front-page story today ($$) by Scott Olson in the IBJ. Here is a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ind. Law - More on “Today’s headline is tomorrow’s legislation”

Updating this ILB entry from July 8th, Ilya Somin had a worth-reading post yesterday on The Volokh Conspiracy. A few...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ind. Law - Expired FSSA provisions now added back to online Indiana Code

For background, start with this ILB entry from July 10th, headed "More on: General Assembly mistakenly repeals FSSA, effective June...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - More on: General Assembly mistakenly repeals FSSA, effective June 30, 2011

Updating this ILB entry from Saturday, July 9th, quoting Niki Kelly's FWJG story, and this ILB entry posted later yesterday,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ind. Law - Repeal Indiana's public intoxication law

Debbie Harbeson of Sellersberg had this column in the July 7th New Albany News & Tribune, about the recent Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ind. Law - ILB's Legislative Research Shortcuts updated

The Indiana Law Blog's Legislative Research Shortcuts page, a dashboard for doing online research on the laws passed by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 10, 2011

Friday, July 08, 2011

Ind. Law - "Lauren Spierer case: Legal issues on searches, witnesses, grand juries answered"

The Bloomington Herald-Times, usually $$$, has made all its Lauren Spierer stories freely available, including this one today by Rebecca...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 08, 2011

Ind. Law - “Today’s headline is tomorrow’s legislation”

So writes Doug Masson today in this entry in his blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 08, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "State law blocks backyard burial plans"

Updating this ILB entry from May 31, 2011, here is reporter Laura Lane's followup story today in the Bloomington Herald...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ind. Law - "Defending Indiana’s new voucher program on constitutional grounds could well be just as tough as defending the immigration and Planned Parenthood laws already riddled by court rulings"

That from an editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. More:Plaintiffs in the voucher suit, filed Friday in Marion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: "Criminals get second chance with new law"

Updating this ILB entry from July 4th, Mark Wilson has a good story today in the Evansville Courier & Press...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Monday, July 04, 2011

Ind. Decisions - "Senator Slams Judge's Immigration Law Ruling"

Evidently Sen. Delph is not yet done speaking out on Judge Barker's immigration ruling. 6News' Joanna Masse has the story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 04, 2011

Ind. Law - "Criminals get second chance with new law" [Updated]

This long June 26, 2011 ILB entry collected together much information on, and raises issues about, HEA 1211, which allows...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 04, 2011

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Ind. Law - "It's the law, for better and worse"

This editorial from the July 2, 2011 Indianapolis Star begins:If you're a pedestrian, you no longer can assume you have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 03, 2011

Friday, July 01, 2011

Ind. Law - "“It wouldn’t be in our best interest to just start it,” Snyder said, noting the costly salaries associated with its administration and faculty, law library resources and a building"

That is a quote from an editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette titled "Law school’s downtown draw" -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 01, 2011

Ind. Law - "New gun law is prime example of bad legislation"

Matt Tully writes today in his Indianapolis Star column:Every July 1, a host of new state laws take effect. Essentially,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 01, 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ind. Law - "New state laws ready to reshape Hoosier life: Dozens of mandates will take effect Friday"

The IndyStar's Mary Beth Schneider puts a nice twist on the traditional "New laws taking effect July 1st" story. If...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ind. Law - "Avon police seek talented counterfeiter"

At first glance I thought the headline was for a want ad ... But no, someone is passing fake Benjamins,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ind. Law - Still more on: Indiana's new expungement law

From Tracy Warner's opinion column today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on HEA 1211:Many Hoosiers still likely have not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Ind. Decisions - Sen. Delph Criticizes Judges in Facebook and Twitter entries

Jim Shella of WISHTV News has the story. Quotes:The state Senator who authored Indiana’s immigration reform law has criticism for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 27, 2011

Ind. Law - "Two pieces of legislation were declared unconstitutional by different federal judges before the bills even took effect"

That quote is not from this year. IU Indy-Law Professor Joel Schumm sends this note:The two rulings last week by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 27, 2011

Ind. Law - "The fact that the judge was able to find grave problems with the legislation raises questions about how much consideration -- and how much input from doctors -- went into drafting those two measures in the first place" [Updated]

Re the PPIN opinion issued Friday, Heather Gillers has another story today (see Sat. story here) in the Indianapolis Star....

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. Decisions - "In rapid succession, federal judges slam the brakes on major elements of Indiana's strict immigration and abortion laws"

If you don't read the paper version of the Indianapolis Star, you need to click here to see today's front-page....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ind. Law - "Flaws of bad law(s) exposed"

Following up on Heather Giller's report June 21st on Judge Sarah Evans Barker's questioning during the federal court hearing this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Ind. Law - "The lawyer who has done more than anyone else over the years to upset the status quo in America's political money laws"

From How Appealing:"The 'Country Lawyer' Shaping Campaign Finance Law": This audio segment about attorney James Bopp appeared on today's broadcast...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ind. Law - "You may make a left turn on a red light from a one-way street into another one-way street unless otherwise posted."

That is from Ch. 13, Sec. 2 of the Indiana Online Driver Improvement, Inc. website. To repeat:You may make a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Enforcement Of Indiana Texting Ban Questionable: Law Becomes Effective July 1"

Updating this ILB entry from June 2nd on HEA 1129, Lisa Trigg of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Ind. Law - "KKK threatens to sue Martinsville after littering citation"

From the Martinsville Reporter-Times:MARTINSVILLE— The chief counsel of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is threatening to sue Martinsville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ind. Law - "St. Joseph County prepares for new Indiana gun law"

Implementing SEA 292, the new law, effective July 1, that preempts local firearms legislation, was the topic discussed by St....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Ind. Law - Surprises from the 2011 Indiana General Assembly

Time to begin the list of "surprises" in bills passed by the 2011 General Assembly. The ILB has become aware...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 09, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Ind. Law - FWJG: "Lawmakers loosen some convictions"

The second part of this June 3, 2011 ILB entry (beginning with "Ironically ...") was on Indiana's new expungement law,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Ind. Law - "Enforcement Of Indiana Texting Ban Questionable: Law Becomes Effective July 1"

Really, a look at the digest of HEA 1129 gives a clue ...DIGEST OF HB 1129 (Updated April 29, 2011...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 02, 2011

Ind. Law - "Feds: Cutting Planned Parenthood's funding violates Medicaid rules"

Updating earlier ILB stories about HEA 1210 and PPHIN, see this story today by Heather Gillers and Mary Beth Schneider...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 02, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Ind. Law - "State law blocks backyard burial plans"

Reporter Laura Lane's story on this topic appeared in the May 25th Bloomington Herald Times ($$$). Here are a few...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Murky times for Planned Parenthood: Local clinic joins others in state wary of new law’s consequences"

Murky indeed. Updating this ILB entry from May 15th, part of this list of earlier ILB entries, Robert Pear of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ind. Law - "Patients Blast Indiana Law That Protects Doctors"

Indy6News last evening ran this feature story about Indiana's medical malpractice law and its recovery limits, with all sides giving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 20, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Voyeurism law passes Indiana Senate"

In this Jan. 25, 2011 entry, the ILB wrote:Remember the stories last summer about the "shoe camera man"? Here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ind. Law - Deadline to sign up cell phones for Indiana no-call list extended to Friday

From 6News: "The deadline has been extended to Friday at 11:59 p.m. People who get their numbers in by then...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ind. Law - "A Primer for Teaching Law as an Adjunct Professor"

The stories this week about Indiana Tech's plan to open a law school included this IndyStar quote:The law school would...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Indiana Tech to open law school"

Updating yesterday's entry, Dan McFeely has this story today in the Indianapolis Star with more background....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indiana Tech to open law school"

Devon Haynie reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a story that begins:FORT WAYNE – Indiana Tech plans to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ind. Law - "Murky times for Planned Parenthood: Local clinic joins others in state wary of new law’s consequences"

That is the headline of this story today by Angela Mapes Turner of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indiana law distinguishes abortions at clinics versus hospitals"

Louisville Courier Journal reporter Lesley Stedman Weidenbener reports today on House Enrolled Act 1210, the new law that prohibits state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 14, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ind. Law - Governor completes action on this year's bills

Here is the complete list, all bills submitted to Gov. Daniels were signed, except for two, HEA 1177 (boards of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 13, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - Governor vetoes forfeiture bill [Updated]

Here is the veto message on SEA 215:By the authority vested in me as Governor of Indiana, under the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 13, 2011

Ind. Law - "Planned Parenthood fund covers needy thru Saturday"

Ken Kusmer's AP story in the Chicago Tribune today begins:INDIANAPOLIS — Planned Parenthood of Indiana will tap a fund for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 13, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indiana to Benefit from Five New Pro-Gun Laws on July 1, 2011! "

That is the headline to this May 12, 2011 release from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action. It begins:In one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 13, 2011

Ind. Law - "New state law will improve brain injury awareness and prevention for high school athletes"

From a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial this morning:A bill crafted by state lawmakers flew in under the radar but...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ind. Law - "City Looks To Put Brakes On Predatory Towing"

Updating stories from February about predatory towing in downtown Indianapolis, recent TV news stories have focused on similar issues in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 12, 2011

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Ind. Law - "Police aren't bounty hunters; stop for-profit busts"

This ILB entry from April 29 gives a roundup of the civil forfeiture issue, the Indiana constitution, the pending legislation,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 08, 2011

Friday, May 06, 2011

Ind. Law - Still more on: Long-time Res Gestae editor in auto accident

Updating this ILB entry from March 24th re Susan Ferrer, ISBA Director of Communications and editor of Res Gestae, who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 06, 2011

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: What handgun bills passed this session of the General Assembly?

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has this editorial today, headed "Hypocritical gun law." Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Sex offenders casting ballots in region schools"

Following up on her May 1st story, Marisa Kwiatkowski of the NWI Times has another story today. Some quotes:Multiple criminal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Law - "GOP wraps classic session at Indiana General Assembly"

Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press did a great job yesterday of summarizing what happened, what passed, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Law - What handgun bills passed this session of the General Assembly?

See this list of earlier ILB entries. Every gun bill mentioned in these entries has passed the General Assembly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 02, 2011

Ind. Law - What happened -- what laws passed?

The first place to look is here, on the Governor's Bill Watch page. The Governor has signed every bill he...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 02, 2011

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Ind. Law - "Sex offenders casting ballots in region schools"

Marisa Kwiatkowski reports today in a long story in the NWI Times:At least 22 of Lake County's 628 registered sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 01, 2011

Ind. Law - "Georgia will join 47 other states in allowing liquor sales on Sundays, leaving just Connecticut and Indiana as the country's remaining blue-law holdouts"

That from this April 29th survey article by Robert Taylor of Wine Speculator, headlined "Wine Laws Changing in up to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 01, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indianapolis lawyer tapped as death-penalty expert at Guantanamo trial"

Carol Rosenberg of McClatchy Newspapers has the report. A quote:Indianapolis attorney Rick Kammen, who's handled more than a dozen federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 29, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: "Should those jailed for minor crimes have voting rights?"

Following up on its long story last Thursday on the oral argument that day in the case of David Snyder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Legislation proposed to regulate homeowners associations"

Updating this ILB entry from April 4th, from Eagle County 99.3 in Lawrenceburg, some quotes from a press release:Indiana Gov....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ind. Law - "Should those jailed for minor crimes have voting rights?"

For background, see this Feb. 24, 2011 ILB entry, which includes links to earlier ILB entries on states that prohibit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "'We all have a right to self-preservation wherever we go in this state,' said Rep. Michael Speedy, R-Indianapolis"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on SB 292, here is a quote from Kevin Allen's story today in the South Bend...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ind. Law - "'We all have a right to self-preservation wherever we go in this state,' said Rep. Michael Speedy, R-Indianapolis"

Rep. Speedy sponsored SB 292, which passed the House today, 77-21. Here is the Roll Call. This afternoon's brief Indy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 18, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - SJR 9, a constitutional amendment to protect your rights to hunt and fish

The ILB has had several entries on SJR 9:Ind. Law - Proposed constitutional amendment may be no laughing matter Updating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ind. Law - "Legislators pushing looser gun laws this session"

This is odd, an AP story today published in a number of out-of-state papers, attributed to the Fort Wayne Journal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ind. Law - "Newly empowered GOP pushes voter ID"

John Gramlich, Stateline Staff Writer, in a lengthy, comprehensive story today, reports that:Fresh off commanding electoral victories in November, Republican...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ind. Law - "Hoosiers are one signature away from being allowed to carry loaded guns while operating a snowmobile or off-road vehicle on private property"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times reports that SEA 154 is on its way to the governor. "Current law requires...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ind. Law - "I don't know that there's anything we can do stop a lot of this," said Lawson, the second-ranking House Democrat. "It's a runaway train."

That is the last line of this lengthy AP story today, via WISH TV News. Here is a sample:A version...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 11, 2011

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: Review of some of this year's firearms legislation

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 20th, the headline to Kevin Allen's South Bend Tribune story today is "Indiana House...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: CLE: Marriage and the Future of DOMA, April 7

Updating this ILB entry from March 25th, Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports today in a story that begins:BLOOMINGTON — A leading...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Monday, April 04, 2011

Ind. Law - "Legislation proposed to regulate homeowners associations"

David A. Mann has this story in the April 2nd New Albany News & Tribune. Some quotes:A bill making its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 04, 2011

Friday, April 01, 2011

Ind. Law - "Deceit doesn’t protect life"

That is the heading to the editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette about the abortion legislation being passed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 01, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ind. Law - "Gay marriage ban is simply wrong for state"

Erika D. Smith , the Indianapolis Star's new metro columnist, and who was their must-read technology columnist until recently, is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 31, 2011

Ind. Law - "The bill's passage, Turner said, 'will make Indiana one of the most pro-life states in America'"

A quote from a story today by Heather Gillers in the Indianapolis Star. More:Legislation that would make the state's abortion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ind. Law - Gay marriage ban, HJR 6, has now passed the General Assembly

HJR 6 has now passed the first of the requisite two separately elected General Assemblies. It will be eligible for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ind. Law - "Hispanics in southern Indiana fear bill targeting undocumented immigrants"

That is the heading to a lengthy story today in the Louisville Courier Journal, reported by Ben Zion Hershberg. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ind. Law - "Don't alter constitution over trip to altar"

That is the headline to an editorial today in the NWI Times. It begins:Indiana law defines marriage as between a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Ind. Law - CLE: Marriage and the Future of DOMA, April 7

With Tom Fisher AND Dawn Johnsen! Here is some info:Please join us April 7 for a mini-symposium on SAME-SEX MARRIAGE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: Long-time Res Gestae editor in auto accident

Updating this ILB entry from March 18th, Susan Ferrer, ISBA Director of Communications and editor of Res Gestae, who was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ind. Law - As a hypothetical, this could become a bar exam question!

6News posted this story at 3:45 pm, headed "Man Closes Off Popular Indianapolis Shortcut: 81-Year-Old Property Owner Barricades Road." It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ind. Law - Senate approved HJR 6

Although I watched the hearing this morning on HJR 6, a tweet by Nicki Kelly of the FWJG says it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ind. Law - What is happening on immigration in other states?

"Arizona, Bowing to Business, Softens Stand on Immigration," is the headline to this March 18th NY Times story by Richard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 21, 2011

Ind. Law - Fort Wayne looks to update its tattoo ordinance

The story in the FWJG begins:The Phunk-n-Ink Tattoo Convention takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Grand Wayne Center. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 21, 2011

Ind. Law - "Speeding tickets: What you’ve always wanted to know "

Gitte Laasby, the great Gary Post-Tribune environmental reporter who departed for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on March 17th, to be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 21, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ind. Law - Long-time Res Gestae editor in auto accident

Susan Ferrer, Director of Communications, editor of Res Gestae, and all-around ISBA mainstay, was driving through Lockerbie last evening, returning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 18, 2011

Ind. Law - Anything can be attached to budget ... [Updated]

Interesting item in latest RTV 6 post by Abdul Hakim Shabazz:And while lawmakers plan to follow the germane rule, which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 18, 2011

Ind. Law - "Ex-GOP chief Kittle to plead guilty in DUI case"

So reports Robert Annis in the Indianapolis Star. A quote:James Louis Kittle, 67, will plead guilty to up to two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 18, 2011

Ind. Law - Still more on "Indiana rethinking nuclear energy plans"

Updating what is now a series of recent ILB posts on the history and future of nuclear power in Indiana,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Indiana rethinking nuclear energy plans"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, John Russell of the Indianapolis Star has this lengthy story today, headed "Indiana's interest...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: Senate hearing this morning on HJR 6

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Heather Gillers of the Indianapolis Star has good coverage of this morning's testimony...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ind. Law - Senate hearing this morning on HJR 6

This morning the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a public hearing on HJR 6, the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indiana rethinking nuclear energy plans"

Until today, the ILB's most recent entry on SB 251 was on Feb. 28, 2011. That entry quoted from a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ind. Law - "State says Notre Dame to blame in accident leading to Sullivan's death"

Josh Weinhold of the Elkhart Truth has the story here. It begins:INDIANAPOLIS — The University of Notre Dame was hit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ind. Law - Bill would permit voluntary fire departments to recover attorney fees and costs, in addition to costs of response, for reponses and cleanups

Here are snippets of three worth reviewing ILB entries:Feb. 19, 2010 - Environment - Superfund used to justify $28,000 bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 14, 2011

Ind. Law - "Dubious ‘lawsuit lending’"

That is the headline to a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial today. Here are some quotes:In lawsuit lending, a company...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 14, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ind. Law - "Oppossum Plus Hog Equals Jail"

From WLBC 104.1 FM ECI News today, the story begins:A dispute over a dead animal and a motorcycle has landed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Ind. Law - "Poor plans for secrecy"

A Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial yesterday focused on legislative provisions in two bills pending in the General Assembly (back...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Ind. Law - "Ex-Muncie Central principal charged over handling of rape case"

Updating a Nov. 19, 2010 Muncie Star-Press story that began:MUNCIE -- More than a week after a student reported she...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: School vouchers and the Indiana constitution

Updating this March 1, 2011 ILB entry, Tracy Warner, editorial page editor of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, has a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 06, 2011

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indiana's proposed immigration crackdown draws fire"

Carrie Ritchie and John Tuohy of the Indianapolis Star report today in a lengthy story that:Indiana's proposed immigration law --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ind. Law - School vouchers and the Indiana constitution

Scott Elliot of the Indianapolis Star reported yesterday under the heading "Will state's top court settle school vouchers?." Some quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ind. Law - Indiana Voter ID Law topic in Nebraska

The Lincoln Nebraska Journal Star had a story yesterday by Kevin O'Hanlon about a voter ID law proposal in that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011

Ind. Law - "Bailly activists weigh in on nuclear bill "

People who don't live in NW Indiana may not remember the proposed Bailly Nuclear Power Plant in Porter County, proposed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 28, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Indiana Tech considers adding law school"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, by searching the ILB for the term "cash cow" I immediately located three...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indiana Tech considers adding law school"

From the FWJG....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 25, 2011

Ind. Law - Interesting item from Senator Delph

Senator Milke Delph, who just took the Indiana bar this week, has posted this entry today in his Senator Delph's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: Several notable bills on third reading in Senate

Updating yesterday's list, here is the current status:SB 102 - automatic rate increases - DEAD SB 215 - forfeiture -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ind. Law - Governor signs voting centers bill

The new law is SEA 32. The new IC 3-11-18.1 (Chapter 18.1. Vote Centers) is effective retroactive to Dec. 31,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ind. Law - Several notable bills on third reading in Senate

Some notable Senate bills which must pass third reading today or tomorrow to remain viable include:SB 102 - automatic rate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ind. Law - "IBJ EDITORIAL: Legislators need to create jobs, not kill them"

From a Feb. 19th IBJ editorial:Our Legislature, we were told, would be all about jobs in 2011. Fiscal responsibility and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ind. Law - "Statehouse bills create significant abortion restrictions"

Heather Gillers reported Feb. 18th in the Indianapolis Star in a lengthy story that began:Three bills that would make Indiana's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 20, 2011

Environment - "From homes to vehicles, meth labs can call just about anywhere home"

Lisa Trigg's informative story today in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star begins:TERRE HAUTE — Clandestine drug labs can be found anywhere...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ind. Law - Review of some of this year's firearms legislation

It is okay with the City of Indianapolis if guns are allowed in city public parks and libraries, so long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 20, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Ind. Law - "Meth's rebound has state looking for answers"

Two stories reported by Eric Weddle today in the Lafayette Journal Courier on the state methamphetamine problem. A quote from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Opposition growing to gun bill: Questions, concerns arise over firearm at sporting events" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 16th, quoting a lengthy CNHI story on Senate Bill 292, which would pre-empt local...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ind. Law - Immigration bill passes out of Senate Appropriation 8-5; prison reform 13-0

Illegal immigration matters, SB 590, was just approved with some amendments. Under consideration now is the SB 561, the prison...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ind. Law - Bills regulating cold medicine and child care ministries reportedly dead

From the AP, a story headed "Foes stall Indiana bill on child care ministries." The story begins:A bill that would...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ind. Law - "Opposition growing to gun bill: Questions, concerns arise over firearm at sporting events"

Updating this story from Tuesday on Senate Bill 292 – which would pre-empt local regulations on firearms, Maureen Hayden of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ind. Law - "Senate votes to void local gun restrictions"

So reports Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette this morning in this brief story:Local units of government would...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ind. Law - Proposed constitutional amendment may be no laughing matter

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 7th re Sen. Steele's SJR 9 which would add chickens to our Indiana bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ind. Law - Editorials today on SB 590 and HB 1255

Two editorials today on SB 590, the immigration bill, and HB 1255, the "English-only" bill:"Immigration bill punishes students, state" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ind. Law - "Bill would give schools 15% of forfeited funds"

Heather Giller of the Indianapolis Star reported Feb. 12th on the upshot of the Senate committee hearing on SB 215,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011

Ind. Law - "HJR 6 would add to the state constitution not only the marriage ban but also a ban on anything "substantially similar" to marriage"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 8th, Heather Gillers reports today that:Indiana's proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is poised...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 11, 2011

Ind. Law - "Indiana Senate panel OKs bill saying life begins at conception"

So reports the AP, here. This is SB 358 - see the earlier story here. Today's story begins:Doctors would be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 11, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: Gun bills on the move in the Indiana Senate

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 25th, this brief story today reports that SB 411, "a proposal to bar companies...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "Sentencing shift worries counties"

Updating yesterday's lengthy ILB entry, here are some quotes from a story from Missouri, via the Sentencing Law & Policy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ind. Law - "Senate panel passes bill to crack down on illegal immigration"

Mary Beth Schneider has a lengthy report in this morning's Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:After more than four hours of sometimes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ind. Law - "Bill to delay accident report access: General public now can buy records online"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 9th, about SB 84, the Richmond Paladium Item today has a story by Pam...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Ind. Law - Groups join in "Indiana Compact" to oppose proposed immigration bill

Troy Kehoe of WISH TV reported this morning:Under Senate Bill 590, filed by Senator Mike Delph (R-Carmel), police officers across...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Ind. Law - "Sentencing shift worries counties"

That is the headline to Niki Kelly's story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. (BTW, the IndyStar had no...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Ind. Law - Yesterday was "social issues" day in the General Assembly [Updated]

Or so it seemed. First up was HJR 6, a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage. As Jim Shella of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

Ind. Law - Proposed amendment would add chickens to our Indiana bill of rights

Doug Masson's Blog had this report yesterday that began:The Senate passed Sen. Steele’s SJR 9 out of committee which amends...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 07, 2011

Environment - "Hearing Tuesday for manure storage bill"

The Richmond Palladium-Item reports today:A bill that would regulate the on-ground storage of manure in Indiana will get a hearing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 07, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - More on: What to watch for this week in the General Assembly

Updating yesterday's long ILB entry, Mary Beth Schneider and Heather Gillers of the Indianapolis Star have a story today headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 07, 2011

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Indiana Law - "A look at obscure criminal laws"

The Indianapolis Star today has this brief item at the end of what used to be called its "Behind Closed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 06, 2011

Local Gov't. - "Lake County's waste inspires move for statewide trash agency reforms"

A very long story today in the NWI Times, reported by Marc Chase, begins:An inflated director's salary, bloated budget and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 06, 2011

Friday, February 04, 2011

Ind. Law - "Consumer groups balk at bills to speed utility cost recovery "

From the IBJ, an important story by Chris O'Malley. A sample:Ratepayer groups worry new legislation coursing through the Indiana General...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 04, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: Indiana Law on towing of vehicles left on private property

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 1, Indy 6 News had a story last evening headed "Downtown Parking Dispute Could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 04, 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ind. Law - The headline speaks for itself

The headline to this story in the South Bend Tribune, by Deanna Martin of the AP, speaks for itself:"Indiana House...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ind. Law - "If the state passes a smoking ban, it won't change local ban ordinances"

So reports Stephanie Gattman today in a story in the Elkhart Truth. Some quotes:ELKHART -- The statewide smoking ban that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ind. Law - "Bill would expand campus police powers"

Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier reports today on HB 1406:which would give police officers at both public and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 03, 2011

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Ind. Law - Indiana Law on towing of vehicles left on private property

The blog Ogden on Politics had an interesting entry yesterday headed "Delaware and South Towing Company Violates Indiana Law; Tows...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Ind. Law - Still more on: What are "English only documents" and what is excepted?

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 30, 2011, an editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, headed "Costly, unneeded...

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. Law - More on: What are "English only documents" and what is excepted?

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 25th on HB 1255, which passed the House Jan. 24th on a vote of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ind. Law - Collections firm sues Allen County attorney

From a brief item in the Jan. 29, 2011 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:A collections company sued local attorney Daniel E....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Ind. Law - Patrick L. Baude, 67 -- APRIL 7, 1943 — JAN. 26, 2011

From today's Bloomington Herald-Times:Patrick L. Baude, 67, of Bloomington, Ind., died at his residence on Jan. 26, 2011. He was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: IU Bloomington law professor Patrick Baude dies

Updating yesterday afternoon's ILB entry, as of this posting neither the Bloomington Herald-Times nor the Indiana Daily Student has yet...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ind. Law - IU Bloomington law professor Patrick Baude dies

Attorney Jim Fenton from Fort Wayne has just sent this note. I'll add more information as I obtain it:One of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ind. Law - Gun bills on the move in the Indiana Senate [Updated]

Current law provides that a person who does not possess a valid handgun license may not carry a handgun in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ind. Law - What are "English only documents" and what is excepted?

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today on HB 1255, in a story headed "English-only documents bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ind. Courts - "Voyeurism law passes Indiana Senate"

Remember the stories last summer about the "shoe camera man"? Here is a long list of ILB entries. As this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ind. Law - John Mellencamp divorce petition

"Documents detail Mellencamp divorce" is the heading of this Jan. 21, 2011 WISH TV story by Jacqueline Policastro. The story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Ind. Law - Harrassing hunters law in the news

Tim Vandenack of the Elkhart Truth reports today:ELKHART -- You're at home admiring the wintry river landscape outside your back...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 21, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ind. Law - "Traffic Camera Companies Renew Push in Indiana"

Adding again to what is by now a long list of ILB entries on red-light cameras, an item in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

Ind. Law - "Big changes appear likely in state criminal law: A booming prison population has officials reconsidering how Indiana sentences offenders to serve time"

Douglas Walker of the Terre Haute Trib-Star had this story Jan. 16th. A quote:The Indiana Department of Correction's population increased...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 17, 2011

Ind. Law - Bill to repeal Indiana inheritance tax introduced

From a story yesterday in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, reported by Niki Kelly:[Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City] is getting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 17, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ind. Law - "He's also hopeful his hysterectomy bill will get a committee assignment this year"

From a story yesterday by Nick Schneider, Assistant Editor of the Greene County Daily World, about 2/3 through a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ind. Law - "Brizzi declined to comment on the case to 6News, citing his exclusive contract with another television station" [Updated twice]

That is a quote from this 6NEWS story last evening, headed "Alcohol Charges Against Bisard To Be Re-Filed: Prosecutor Says...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ind. Law - "Prosecutor files Alcohol charges against Bisard"

Updating this long list of ILB entries, and particularly this ILB entry from Aug. 23, 2010, headed "Blood draw law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ind. Law - Indianapolis attorney Merrill Moores dies at 84

The Indianapolis Star today has a lovely obituary. Some quotes:He turned eighteen on V-J Day and would forever thereafter claim...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ind. Law - More on: Bill introduced re divying up of civil forfeiture monies

Updating this ILB entry from last Wednesday re the introduction of SB 215, Heather Gillers and Tim Evans of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Ind. Law - "Social issues return to agenda: GOP majorities reviving bills on abortion, migrants"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an interesting article today on "social issues." "Social issues," as used...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 09, 2011

Friday, January 07, 2011

Ind. Law - More on "What the hell is going on with female lawyers in Indiana?"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 4, 2011, Carrie Ritchie of the Indianapolis Star reports today:A Marion County deputy prosecutor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 07, 2011

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Ind. Law - Bill introduced re divying up of civil forfeiture monies

A press release today begins:STATEHOUSE (Jan. 5, 2011) — State Sen. Richard Bray (R-Martinsville) today announced he’s filed a bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Ind. Law - "What the hell is going on with female lawyers in Indiana?"

That unfortunately is a quote from the widely-read, national law blog, Above the Law. In an entry headed "Lawyer of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ind. Law - "New Ind. law bars electronics from regular trash"

A WIBC story reports:Starting Saturday, it's illegal to throw your old T-V or computer into the regular trash. A 2009...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Zoeller seeks forfeiture law rewrite"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 30th, Heather Gillers writes today in a long story in the Indianapolis Star that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Notre Dame's inquiry of alleged sex attack upsets parents of girl who accused athlete, killed herself"

Updating this morning's ILB entry, the South Bend Tribune has now posted a response from Notre Dame, prefaced by:The University...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ind. Law - "Notre Dame's inquiry of alleged sex attack upsets parents of girl who accused athlete, killed herself"

The ILB has had earlier entries on this story. The most recent was Nov. 24, 2010. Today, Chicago Tribune reporters...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ind. Law - "Gov. Daniels would sign statewide smoking ban"

So Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times:Gov. Mitch Daniels is ready to sign a statewide smoking ban into...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ind. Law - IU Maurer School of Law Appoints Dawn Johnsen and Three Others to Chaired Professorships

From the release:The Indiana University Maurer School of Law has appointed four faculty members to chaired professorships. They are: Kevin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ind. Law - "Indiana Republicans seeks to enact abortion restrictions: Governor had wanted to focus on fiscal, not social issues"

Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star reports today in a lengthy story that begins:Abortion foes, strengthened by the November...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ind. Law - "Sharia law not an issue in Indiana — or any other state"

From an editorial today in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star that begins:The Indiana legislature faces a full plate of important issues...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 09, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Ind. Law - "Online sales tax skipping targeted: States seek better ways to collect from shoppers"

Sales tax collections on out-of-state purchases are the subject of this lengthy Dec. 5, 2010 story by Lesley Stedman Weidenbener,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Ind. Law - Firm of Tabbert Hahn Earnest and Weddle closes

Bruce C. Smith reports today in the Indianapolis Star:Tabbert Hahn Earnest and Weddle, a law firm with deep political and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

Ind. Law - "Sentencing overhaul could be tough for lawmakers"

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal had this lengthy story on Dec. 4th. Some quotes:It seems nearly impossible...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 06, 2010

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Ind. Law - Meth law cleanup costs can be staggering for an unwitting property owner

A story today in the Kosciusko County Times-Union reports:If you're a landlord, you don't have to be involved in cooking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 04, 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Ind. Law - "Indiana utilities ordered to alter tree trimming practices, improve customer involvement "

Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp of Hoosier Gardener has an informative post on the new order issued Nov. 30, 2010 on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ind. Law - "Zoeller seeks forfeiture law rewrite"

Angela Mapes Turner reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Monday his recommendations to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Ind. Law - More on monetary costs of the death penalty in Indiana

Supplementing this ILB entry from Nov. 17th, there are several recent Indiana stories on death penalty issues. "High cost, errors...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ind. Law - Two editorials on asset forfeiture and the common school fund

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 27, 2010, quoting from an Indy Star story headed "Lawmakers might specify division of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ind. Law - "Stories shift in Notre Dame case: Authorities now say they were informed of sex assault allegation"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, which quoted a South Bend Tribune story headed "Police knew of assault report: Spokesman says earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: Sadly, another death at Notre Dame, again involving football

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 21st, Stacy St. Clair of the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday under the heading: "Notre...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ind. Law - Sadly, another death at Notre Dame, again involving football

The headline to the story by Stacy St. Clair and Todd Lighty in today's Chicago Tribune is: "Notre Dame silent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: AG Zoeller says policymakers should take a hard look at the costs and fiscal impact of capital punishment cases in Indiana

Updating this brief ILB entry from Nov. 15th, Niki Kelly and Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ind. Law - Attorney General Zoeller says policymakers should take a hard look at the costs and fiscal impact of capital punishment cases in Indiana [Updated]

That is from a details news release issued late this afternoon by the AG's Office. The release also links to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Ind. Law - Ignition interlock devices in St Joe County

The Sunday South Bend Tribune had two stories by Mary Kate Malone. The first is a long overview on use...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Ind. Law - "We should avoid sending the signal (any more so than we already do) that we’re an intellectual backwater, hostile to progress, by deliberately injecting discriminatory language into our founding document"

So writes Lafayette attorney and blogger Doug Masson this morning in Masson's Blog, reacting to a report of "another try...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: "Interviews indicated that no one involved in the Bisard investigation, sworn or civilian, knew about the March 12, 2010 law amendment"

Updating this entry from the ILB posted late yesterday afternoon, today's Indianapolis Star has extensive coverage of the Bisard Report....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ind. Law - "Interviews indicated that no one involved in the Bisard investigation, sworn or civilian, knew about the March 12, 2010 law amendment"

The full 47-page internal investigation report on David Bisard crash is available online, via the Indianapolis Star. Starting on p....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Ind. Law - "A day in the life of Chris Stewart; Notre Dame's lineman, law student"

From the Sept. 15, 2010 USA Today, this long story by Mike Lopresti that begins:SOUTH BEND, Ind. — It's just...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

Ind. Law - "Barnes & Thornburg Brings on Venable Partner to Head IP Practice"

The Blog of Legal Times has the item here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 08, 2010

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Ind. Law - "Some 400 registered sex offenders in Vanderburgh County"

A long article in the Evansville Courier & Press today by Jared Council. The article begins:Federal arrests of sex offenders...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 07, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Ind. Law - "Notre Dame's legal (and moral) issues"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 1st, which was headed "Forbes: 'Sullivan's Death Could Cost Notre Dame $30 Million'", it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 06, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Ind. Law - Forbes: "Sullivan's Death Could Cost Notre Dame $30 Million" [Updated]

Patrick Rishe of Forbes' SportsMoney blog has late this afternoon posted a long, detailed analysis that begins:If found guilty of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 01, 2010

Ind. Law - "Rising Star: Jennifer Ruby is a probate professional"

That is the headline to this feature in the Sunday Indianapolis Star, about Jennifer Ruby, an "estate planning, small-business advising...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 01, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: Oft-quoted IU-Indy law professor Henry C. Karlson has died [Updated]

Some details on Professor Karlson's arrangements from IU-LAW:The family has asked that donations go to the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ind. Law - What's happening with fixing the Indiana Code? Part 3

In Part 3 we will be looking at some of the proposed bill drafts made available to the Code Revision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ind. Law - Oft-quoted IU-Indy law professor Henry C. Karlson has died

Henry C. Karlson, Professor of Law Emeritus, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, died yesterday, October 25th. Indianapolis Star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ind. Law - "Meth on the rise in Indiana"

A very long and informative story dated Oct. 23, 2010, by Nick Werner of the AP. From the story:Welcome to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ind. Law - What's happening with fixing the Indiana Code? Part 2

Part 1, posted on Oct. 20th, concluded that after three years there is still no overall plan for successfully...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sports Law - Yet more on: IUPUI Terminates Contract of Women's Basketball Coach [Updated]

Good news. The ILB has obtained and posted a copy of the 15-page Coach Parkinson employment contract referenced in this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sports Law - Yet more on: IUPUI Terminates Contract of Women's Basketball Coach

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 25th, the headline to this Indy Star story today by Mark Alesia is "IUPUI...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Ind. Law - What's happening with fixing the Indiana Code? Part 1

Last Friday (Oct. 15th) I posted a brief entry promising to bring ILB readers up to date on the issue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ind. Law - "Golf carts now legal in Kouts with a permit"

Phil Wieland reports in the NWI Times in a story that begins:KOUTS | Frank and Ellie Hlaner were first in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 19, 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. Laws - "Lost Laws: What We Can’t Find in the United States Code "

In 2008 I published two important articles in Res Gestae:"Can you rely on the Indiana Code? Part I -- Noncode...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ind. Law - "Waiting Game for Barnes & Thornburg [Chicago office] Lateral Hires"

So reports Brian Baxter of The American Lawyer today. The story begins:So just how long will a group of litigators...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ind. Law - Still more on: Blood draw law might benefit from another look by the legislature [Updated]

The ILB has had a long list of entries on the Biscard case and the "certified phlebotomist" issue. A reader...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - Continuing saga of politics of trash in Lake county

This spring the ILB linked to a NWI Times series on the politics of trash in Lake County. Bringing you...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

Ind. Law - Indianapolis bankrupcty attorney Mark Zuckerberg is the focus of a front-page story today because ....

... because his name is Mark Zuckerberg, same as Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame. Reporter Erika D. Smith wrote the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 01, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sports Law - Still more on: IUPUI Terminates Contract of Women's Basketball Coach [Updated]

Updating this Sept. 25th ILB entry, and not wasting any time, "the IUPUI Athletics Department has announced that Austin Parkinson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sports Law - Still more on: IUPUI Terminates Contract of Women's Basketball Coach

Updating this entry from yesterday, Mark Alesia, Tim Evans and Heather Gillers have an Indianapolis Star story today headed "IUPUI:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sports Law - More on: IUPUI Terminates Contract of Women's Basketball Coach

Updating this entry from yesterday afternoon, Mark Alesia, Tim Evans and Heather Gillers of the Indianapolis Star report today:IUPUI fired...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sports. Law - Even more on "'Emotional abuse' at IUPUI? 28 have left women's basketball program"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 14th, Mark Alesia reports in today's Indianapolis Star:IUPUI likely will keep from the public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sports. Law - Still more on "'Emotional abuse' at IUPUI? 28 have left women's basketball program"

Updating this most recent ILB entry from July 28, 2010, Mark Alesia reports this afternoon in an Indianapolis Star story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ind. Law - "Rules keep sex offenders guessing"

Another good story today from Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier. Here are a few quotes from the beginning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 13, 2010

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: New Indpls Bar Ass'n PAC "insulate attorneys from donating directly to Marion County judicial candidates" [Updated]

Re this ILB entry posted earlier this afternoon, a reader asks:Instead of giving equally to every judge on the ballot,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Ind. Law - New Indpls Bar Ass'n PAC "insulate attorneys from donating directly to Marion County judicial candidates"

So reports Jon Murray in this Indianapolis Star story today. It begins:Most judges hate asking lawyers who practice in their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Ind. Law - "New law costing county police: Sheriffs, lawmakers disagree on correct interpretation"

That is the headline to this story today by Erin Blasko of the South Bend Tribune. Some quotes:Between January and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 06, 2010

Ind. Law - Obituary of attorney Rabb Emison, 85, of Vincennes

From the Sept. 5, 2010 Indianapolis Star, the obituary of Rabb Emison 85 of Vincennes, Indiana....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 06, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Democratic nominee for Lake County assessor soon may learn the outcome of a state investigation into whether she violated state law by holding driver's licenses in both Indiana and Michigan"

Updating this ILB entry from June 6, 2010, the Gary Post-Tribune published an opinion piece on Sept. 5th that began:Lake...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 06, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Can you rely on the Indiana Code?"

The ILB has written much about this, including this entry from August 23, 2008 which began:Yesterday afternoon several of us,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 02, 2010

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Ind. Law - Services set for attorney Mary Jane Frisby, 44

Updating earlier ILB entries on the death of former Barnes & Thornburg attorney Mary Jane Frisby, the Indianapolis Star has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ind. Law - "Professor Henry C. Karlson: A Special Plea For His Life"

William F. Harvey, Emeritus Dean, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, Indiana, has sent this message asking people to join the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: Blood draw law might benefit from another look by the legislature

This ILB entry from August 23rd concluded:Take a look at the entire IC 9-30-6-6, including the changes made to subsection...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2010

Ind. Law - "What fuels fraud? Classic reasons underlie most embezzlement cases"

A long, interesting story today in the South Bend Tribune, reported by Dave Stephens, begins:Imagine a triangle. One side is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 30, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Lawyer Found Dead in Home After Suicidal Gunman Shoots at Downtown Indy Firm"

Updating this ILB entry from this morning, Am Law Daily has a similar story, posted by Brian Baxter, with some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 27, 2010

Ind. Law - "Lawyer Found Dead in Home After Suicidal Gunman Shoots at Downtown Indy Firm"

Molly McDonough of the ABA Journal has compiled a comprehensive report on this sad event, involving the death of Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 27, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: Sexting and sextortion

As noted in this ILB entry from August 15th, the interim Criminal Law and Sentencing Policy Study Committee will have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Ind. Law - Blood draw law might benefit from another look by the legislature

The ILB had a number of entries earlier this year on the "certified phlebotomist" issue. You can refresh your memory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 23, 2010

Ind. Law - "Debtors falling prey to collectors"

Adding to a long list of ILB entries referencing debt collectors, Teresa Auch Schultz of the Gary Post-Tribune had a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 23, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Take the Money and Run:The crazy perversities of civil asset forfeiture"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 5, 2010, the author quoted in that entry (Radley Balko) has this August 16th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ind. Law - Suit filed in federal court challenges Indiana's disfranchisement of qualified voters who have been incarcerated by reason of a misdemeanor conviction

Updating the ILB entry from August 16th, which included copies of the10-page complaint and Exhibit A, the "Notice of Disfranchisement,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ind. Law - Great CLE opportunity!

If you are interested in learning about Agricultural Conservation Easements, a farmland protection and estate planning tool, the Indiana Farm...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ind. Law - "Republicans challenge Collins being on [Howard County] ballot"

From a lengthy story yesterday by Tim Turner of the Kokomo Perspective:Politicking by Howard County Republican Party chairman Craig Dunn...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: Asset forfeiture laws and the Common School Fund

Updating this ILB entry from Sunday, August 15th, the Indianapolis Star has now posted on line Sunday's lengthy story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ind. Law - Two TV news stories on IMPD motorcycle tragedy blood draw issues

"DUI attorney says Bisard case may overturn state law" is the headline from Fox 59 News. "Implied consent law under...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 16, 2010

Ind. Law - Suit filed in federal court challenges Indiana's disfranchisement of qualified voters who have been incarcerated by reason of a misdemeanor conviction

Here is a great NY Times graphic from March 27, 2004, showing the numbers of states that prohibit felons from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ind. Law - Asset forfeiture laws and the Common School Fund [Updated]

The Indianapolis Star has a long front-page story today on asset forfeitures, pointing out that such monies are required by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ind. Law - "Massage therapists decry law Say it’s too weak, allowing for untrained workers, prostitution"

Jeff Wiehe of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had this report August 14th....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ind. Law - Sexting and sextortion

A story by Indiana AP reporter Charles Wilson has appeared nationwide this weekend. Here it is in yesterday's LA Times....

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. Law - "Law shields teachers in discipline suits"

Attorney General Greg Zoeller explains the 2009 Teacher Protection Act in this letter published August 12, 2010 in the Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 14, 2010

Monday, August 02, 2010

Ind. Law - "Enforcement lax for Indiana's ban on teen texting while driving"

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal has a long story dated August 1st, that begins:INDIANAPOLIS — More than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 02, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sports. Law - "'Emotional abuse' at IUPUI? 28 have left women's basketball program"

Mark Alesia, Heather Gillers and Tim Evans wrote this very long investigative story that appeared as the lead story in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ind. Law - "Jeff Modisett: Public Profile"

Speaking of "catch-up," the Los Angeles Business Journal today has a feature on former Indiana attorney Jeff Modisett, reported by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 26, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ind. Gov't - Tippecanoe County Area Plan Commission. tweaks wind turbine rules

Justin Mark reports today in a long story in the Lafayette Journal Courier in a long story that begins:After a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: AG Zoeller legal opinion: School bus fees unconstitutional

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Dan Carden has a story on the opinion today in the NWI Times. Some quotes:The strained...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ind. Law - AG Zoeller legal opinion: School bus fees unconstitutional

6 News Indy is reporting in a story that begins:The Indiana Attorney General has issued a legal opinion calling school...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2010

Ind. Law - Watch out for scams aimed at Indiana attorneys [Updated]

After reading my China entry, a fellow Indianapolis attorney has sent me this note:I could have easily become a victim...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2010

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Ind. Law - "Greene County hamlets boast buildings with hundreds of auto sales tenants but few workers"

Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald Times, a great reporter the rest of the state reads little of, because her...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Ind. Law - "We're looking at a maelstrom of litigation here"

That is a quote from Ed Roberts, legal counsel for the Indiana Manufacturers Association, in this story today by Dustin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Friday, July 02, 2010

Ind. Law - "Take a gun to work law" goes into effect

The new law went into effect yesterday, July 1, 2010. Charles Wilson of the AP has this report - some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 02, 2010

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Ind. Law - "New law expected to increase appeals of IHSAA eligibility decisions"

Here is a long list of earlier ILB entries on cases involving the IHSAA. Maureen Hayden had this long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 01, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ind. Law - "Non-code" ordinances in Kokomo?

In an entry earlier today, the ILB quoted from a story in the Kokomo Tribune, including:The Kokomo horse owner learned...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ind. Law - Governor announces first comprehensive review of Indiana's criminal code and sentencing policies since 1976 [Updated].

Governor Daniels has issued a very long press release this morning. Read it in conjunction with this ILB entry from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 28, 2010

Ind. Law - State health officials are urging eligible low-income women to apply for a state program offering free treatment for breast or cervical cancer

From the AP:Indiana health officials are urging eligible low-income women to apply for a state program offering free treatment for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ind. Law - Many new laws take effect Thursday, July 1st

Several newspapers this morning have stories about new Indiana laws that take effect Thursday. (BTW. these stories could be even...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ind. Law - "Secretary of state could be the key to who controls House"

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal has a story today about how "The winner of the secretary of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ind. Law - Another update on "Shoe camera man charged with voyeurism"

Updating this collection of ILB entries, WISHTV 8 reported Friday "Shoe Cam voyeur charges dropped." Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ind. Law - Major changes in child support law to take effect July 1.

Here is a press release issed today by State Rep. Linda Lawson (D-Hammond) about SEA 163 (PL 80-2010):INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ind. Law - Confusing golf cart story last Friday on Indy 6 [Updated]

"Golf Cart Law Limits Man's Mobility: Golf Cart Drivers Now Required To Have Licenses" is the headline of this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Allen County hires outsiders to defend in abortion dispute"

Yet another story today on Fort Wayne's new ordinance, this one by FWJG reporter Angela Mapes Turner. (See entry on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: "Legislator who created ID bill regarding alcohol now wants the law changed"

Following on a story June 11th, the South Bend Tribune has another story today, by a second reporter, Daryl Bjorass,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 13, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ind. Law - "Allen County hires outsiders to defend in abortion dispute"

Updating this ILB entry from June 10, 2010, where the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported that the county commissioners were...

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

Friday, June 11, 2010

Ind. Law - "Legislator who created ID bill regarding alcohol now wants the law changed"

Kristin Bell reports today in the South Bend Tribune:MISHAWAKA — A new law taking effect on July 1 could be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 11, 2010

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Ind. Law - Still more on "Ethics bill is hailed as a starting point"

Updating this ILB entry from May 31, 2010, about potential loopholes in HEA 1001, the new lobby regulation law passed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ind. Law - Yet more on "Physician ordinance adopted by Allen County"

Updating this ILB entry from May 29, 2010, Benjamin Lanka reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that:Despite efforts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ind. Law - Still more on "Shoe camera man charged with voyeurism" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from March 19, 2010, which began:This ILB entry from March 3, 2010 questioned whether charges of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Ind. Law - "Democratic nominee for Lake County assessor soon may learn the outcome of a state investigation into whether she violated state law by holding driver's licenses in both Indiana and Michigan"

Bill Dolan reports for the NWI Times:Both Indiana and Michigan state officials have acknowledged Carol Ann Seaton held a Michigan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 06, 2010

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Ind. Law - "Lights out for red-light cameras?"

Updating this long list of ILB entries on "red-light cameras", Dan Carden reports today in the NWI Times in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Ethics bill is hailed as a starting point"

Updating this ILB entry from March 3, 210, about the ethics reform bill passed in the 2010 session, HEA 1001,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 31, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Ind. Law - Still more on "Physician ordinance adopted by Allen County"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Amanda Iacone's lengthy story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette is headed "Abortion doctor sues...

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

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ind. Law - Is timely special election to replace Souder mandated by law?

See Doug Masson's post this morning on interpreting IC 3-10-8-1(3). ILB entries on the special vs. general election speculation are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ind. Law - "Elkhart Chamber to Review State’s Gun Law"

An announcement in RVBusiness, dated May 18, 2010:A new gun law passed by the 2010 Indiana General Assembly voids the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Ind. Law - "Indianapolis law firms raising rates again"

Read the long story here, by Scott Olson of the Indianapolis Business Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ind. Law - Lake County school race hinges on voter's ID

Fascinating. Christin Nance Lazerus reports in the Gary Post-Tribune:More than a week after the May 4 primary, the Lake County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2010

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Ind. Law - "Police reaping more drug money"

Some quotes from a long story today by Jeff Wiehe of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:In recent years, both the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 02, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ind. Law - "Editors need savvy to navigate posting hazards" [Updated]

That is the headline to a "Legally Speaking" column by Stephen Key in the April 15, 2010 issue of The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Law - "Illinois lawmakers send sexting bill to governor"

The Chicago Tribune reports this morning, via a story by Michelle Manchir:SPRINGFIELD — Teens who forward or post online racy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ind. Law - "Respect, tradition are hallmarks of legal system"

The Evansville Courier & Press is publishing two articles this week "penned by" The Evansville Bar Association's Editorial Board on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ind. Laws - ILB's Legislative Research Shortcuts updated

The Indiana Law Blog's Legislative Research Shortcuts page has been updated....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 25, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Law - Point, counterpoint on constitutionality of health care law [Updated]

Attorney David Orentlicher cites precedents addressing any constitutional concerns; AG Greg Zoeller says Supreme Court must specifically rule on this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 19, 2010

Ind. Law - Confusion continues about the local and state Indiana sex offender registries and the updates required by Wallace v. State

This ILB entry from Feb. 26, 2010 included quotes from a story by Jeff Neumeyer, posted Feb. 25th on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: New law establishes procedures for AG to seize, secure, store, and destroy abandoned or at risk health records and other records containing personally identifying information

This ILB entry from yesterday, April 17, 2010, reports on three laws passed over the past several years relating to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 18, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ind. Law - New law establishes procedures for AG to seize, secure, store, and destroy abandoned or at risk health records and other records containing personally identifying information

Remember this ILB entry from Nov. 14, 2009, headed "Boxes of medical files found abandoned in South Bend"? It was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ind. Law - "Indiana family's drug case spawns huge auction of confiscated items"

Pam Tharp of the Richmond PalladiumItem reported this long story, today carried in the Louisville Courier Journal. It begins:BROOKVILLE, Ind....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 16, 2010

Ind. Law - Continuing series on: "The politics of trash" in Lake County

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Christine Kraly of the NWI Times today has the paper's story, this one titled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Ind. Law - Law school rankings out

Here here Indiana's four law schools, side-by-side. Notre Dame is ranked 22, IU-Mauer is 27, IU-Indy is 86, Valpo is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 15, 2010

Law - "With Cars as Meth Labs, Evidence Litters Roads"

A long story today in the New York Times, by Susan Saulny. The dateline, unfortunately: ELKHART, Ind. The story begins:ELKHART,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ind. Law - Opinions of the Indiana Attorney General

I happened onto this site while looking for recent opinions of the Indiana Attorney General. Called IUPUI Scholar Works,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ind. Law - Still more on: "The politics of trash" in Lake County

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Marc Chase and Christine Kraly of the NWI Times today have a third long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ind. Law - "Heather's Law" - new abuse education law

Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star reports today that Gov. Daniels held a ceremonial signing yesterday for SEA 316:Heather's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: "The politics of trash" in Lake County

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, today Marc Chase and Christine Kraly of the NWI Times have a story that begins:Lake County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ind. Law - Carmel assault, bullying, sexual assault case deserves continued attention"

Kent Sterling's (former director of news and programming for WIBC Radio) Indy sports blog has a long entry dated April...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 12, 2010

Ind. Law - "Hendricks sheriff to host sexting forum tonight"

Josh Duke reports in the Indianapolis Star:DANVILLE -- Hendricks County Sheriff David Galloway will host a free public forum tonight...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 12, 2010

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Ind. Law - "Brizzi says he won't heed calls to resign: Prosecutor's actions have hurt the office, fellow Republicans say"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star has a lengthy story today that begins:Carl Brizzi says he...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 08, 2010

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: "Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi ordered lenient deal for business partner's client"

Updating this ILB entry from April 4th, Jon Murray is reporting in his Indianapolis Star blog, Justice Watch:During a news...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Ind. Law - "Physician ordinance adopted by Allen County"

Amanda Iacone reported April 3, 2010 in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:The Allen County commissioners approved an ordinance Friday touted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 04, 2010

Ind. Law - AG Zoeller challenging the new health care law

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had a Q & A yesterday on Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s decision to join...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 04, 2010

Ind. Law - "Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi ordered lenient deal for business partner's client"

That is the headline to a lengthy special report by Cory Schouten of the Indianapolis Business Journal. Some quotes from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 04, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: "Rethinking Sex Offender Laws for Teenage Texting"

Updating this ILB entry from March 20, 2010, which notes that legislation with differentiated sexting language re juveniles, SEA 224,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 02, 2010

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Ind. Courts - "New law alters felons' 'credit' for time served"

Actually it is a 2008 law, but, according to a quote in Lydia X. McCoy's important story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 01, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Ind. Law - Governor signs final 6 bills March 25th

Governor Daniels signed the six remaining bills yesterday. No bills were vetoed this year. See the bill list here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ind. Law - "New traffic court law fixes excessive fines"

Yesterday Governor Daniels signed SEA 399, which now will go into effect July 1, 2009. Jon Murray reports today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ind. Law - This month's Doxpop Docket has items of interest

The March issue of the Doxpop Docket (Doxpop is one of the ILB's supporters) has several items of interest, including...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ind. Law - Governor signs 11 bills today

Governor Daniels has signed eleven more bills today. Six bills remain; the last day for the Governor's action is tomorrow,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Law - "Kentucky lawmakers ask for gun ban in Capitol"; what about Indiana?

Via the Lexington Herald-Leader: FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Some lawmakers are pressing for a ban on people carrying guns into the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: "Indiana gun bill is signed into law: some businesses weighing legal challenge"

Updating this ILB entry from March 20, 2010, which included the ILB's thoughts on the case currently pending before the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 21, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "New drunken driving law quickens blood sample process"

Updating this March 16, 2010 ILB entry on SEA 342, Rebecca S. Green reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 21, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ind. Law - "Rethinking Sex Offender Laws for Teenage Texting"

That is the headline of a good story today in the NY Times, reported by Tamar Lewin. Some quotes from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ind. Law - "Indiana gun bill is signed into law: some businesses weighing legal challenge"

The "guns at work" bill, HEA 1065, was signed by Gov. Daniels on March 18th - ILB entry here. (Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 20, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Ind. Law - Governor receives what may be the balance of the 2010 bills

The list of bills received by the governor has been updated again. Seventeen bills were received by the governor today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 19, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Shoe camera man charged with voyeurism" [Updated]

This ILB entry from March 3, 2010 questioned whether charges of voyeurism would stand against a man accused of videoptaping...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ind. Law - Governor signs more bills, including "guns at work" bill [Updated]

The list of bills received by the Governor has been updated again; 18 more were signed by the governor today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ind. Law - "Golf Cart Bill Doesn't Get a Vote in the Legislature"

WKVI Radio reported March 16, 2010:A powerful Ft. Wayne legislator bottled up a bill that would have allowed counties to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ind. Law - Twenty-three bills were signed by the governor yesterday

Twenty-three bills were signed by the governor yesterday. No bills were received from the General Assembly yesterday, March 17th. Check...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ind. Law - "New drunken driving law quickens blood sample process"

HEA 342, signed by the Governor March 12, 2010, is the focus of a story in the Bloomington Herald-Times. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ind. Law - "Traffic court bill on its way to governor's desk"

From Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star, this item on SEA 399, which is currently on its way to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ind. Law - Gov. receives more bills, but does not act on any today

Eighteen bills were received by the governor today. Check the list here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ind. Law - Still more on: What happened ...

Here is Eric Bradner's exhaustive coverage of what happened as a result of the 2010 General Assembly session, from today's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: What happened ...

Some wrap-ups. Here are a couple wrap-ups. Mary Beth Schneiderand Bill Ruthhart of the Indianapolis Star has a lengthy story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ind. Law - What happened ...

Masson's Blog has just posted a detailed list of the five bills that passed last night and are on their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: AT&T and AG team up to fight texting while driving

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has this story today - some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS –...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ind. Law = "Throughout his 50-year law career, Cook was known as one of the best trial lawyers in Eastern Indiana"

From the March 10, 2010 Winchester News-Gazette, a story by Bill Richmond headed "Community mourns death of attorney John T....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Ind. Law - AT&T and AG team up to fight texting while driving

Remember this ILB entry from Dec. 7, 2009, headed "A Victim’s Daughter Takes the Cellphone Industry to Court"? You might...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Ind. Law - "Lowell Council says 'no' to Illiana proposal: Members tell lawmakers they're frustrated by lack of information on project"

Christin Nance Lazerus reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune about SEA 382:LOWELL -- Town council members expressed their opposition to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Monday, March 08, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Timing was terrible on guns at work bill"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Evan Shields posted this long story this evening on the Evansville Courier and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 08, 2010

Ind. Law - Linton to consider golf cart ordinance again tonight

Linton council members have been working on the ordinance since last year. Tonight it is on the agenda again. Timberly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 08, 2010

Ind. Law - Indiana Law Review Election Law Symposium

The ILB has received information from Prof. Michael J. Pitts on an upcoming CLE event of interest:The Indiana Law Review...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 08, 2010

Ind. Law - "Smoke-free Indiana? Wait another year"

That is the headline to this editorial today in the Gary Post-Tribune. Some quotes:'Wait until next year" is becoming the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 08, 2010

Ind. Law - "Timing was terrible on guns at work bill"; what of "open carry"?

Updating this lengthy ILB entry from March 5th, Jon Seidel of the Gary Post-Tribune has a story today that includes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 08, 2010

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Ind. Law - "Exemptions shoot down gun theory"; shotgun incident shows dangers

The Indianapolis Star today has a strong editorial about HB 1065 (see yesterday's report here), which is on its way...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 06, 2010

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Movie rental kiosks hit with legal threats: Video stores say children can rent mature films at kiosk competitors" [Updated]

Updating this March 5, 2010 ILB entry, this article posted March 5th in Home Media Magazine gives the industry perspective...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 06, 2010

Friday, March 05, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: "Movie rental kiosks hit with legal threats: Video stores say children can rent mature films at kiosk competitors"

Updating this ILB entry from March 3rd, reporter Jon Murray is now reporting in his Indianapolis Star blog, "Justice Watch":A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 05, 2010

Ind. Law - "Lawmakers pass gun-at-work bill: Divisive measure lets most Hoosiers take firearm to job; Daniels likely to sign it"

So reports Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star today, updating this ILB entry from Feb. 23rd. Some quotes:Most Hoosiers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 05, 2010

Ind. Law - "Lawmakers approve Capital Avenue curb cut bill"

As first reported by the ILB in this entry yesterday, HB 1125 has now been approved by both houses and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 05, 2010

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Shoe camera man charged with voyeurism"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, WHAS11 has a story headed "Suspected shoe-cam peeper in court, police release equipment photos." In addition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 04, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: "Surprises" in the 2009 budget continue to be revealed

The ILB has had a number of entries about "surprises" that have appeared in the 2009 budget bill. The surprise...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 04, 2010

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ind. Law - "Shoe camera man charged with voyeurism"

WANE.com Fort Wayne posted this story early this afternoon:INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) - A Fort Wayne man accused of videoptaping up...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: Bill to significantly expand authority of Attorney General

Senate Bill 394, a bill which would significantly expand the authority of the Attorney General, as described in this Feb....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ind. Law - "Movie rental kiosks hit with legal threats: Video stores say children can rent mature films at kiosk competitors" [Updated]

Jon Murray has this story this morning in the Indianapolis Star. Here are some quotes:A Southern Indiana prosecutor has threatened...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ind. Law - "Jobs-creation provisions are in peril: Senate strikes items from bill; new home sought as session winds down"

Mary Beth Schneider reported yesterday in the Indianapolis Star:House Democrats say finding a way to boost jobs is the No....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ind. Law - Even more on "Surprises" in the 2009 budget continue to be revealed

Updating this Feb. 24th ILB entry about: (1) how language ("a late amendment to the state budget bill, crafted by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ind. Law - "Ethics bill is hailed as a starting point"

The House yesterday voted to concur in the Senate changes to the ehtics reform bill, HB 1001, and it will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Law - "The law firms of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP and Dann Pecar Newman & Kleiman P C announced that they will merge their practices, effective March 1, 2010"

Here are some quotes from a press release the ILB just received: CLEVELAND, OH and INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- March 2,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Ind. Law - Even more on "Grandparents testify in Indy to establish visitation rights"; Bill defeated

Updating the ILB entry from Feb. 26th, I am posting this press release from State Representative Cindy Noe, dated today,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - "Sign rules stump candidates: City attorney hopes to issue letter to clarify problematic ordinance"

Erin Blasko reports today in the South Bend Tribune:If a city passes an ordinance and no one enforces it, does...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010

Ind. Law - "Indiana Sheriff's Sales: Local Rules, Customs and Practices Control"

"[I]n essence, that there are 92 counties in Indiana and therefore 92 different sets of rules applicable to sheriff's sales."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 01, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: Integrity of Indiana's primary legal resources

If you were interested in this ILB entry on Feb. 25th, this entry yesterday from the Law Librarian Blog will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: Indiana adoption laws subject of bill

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 10, 2010, about SB 140, this adoptions bill passed the House 97-0 on Feb....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Ind. Law - Bill with "Wallace language" passes 2nd House

Updating this long ILB entry from Feb. 23rd, which suggested that the new language proposed by the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 26, 2010

Ind. Law - Still more on "Grandparents testify in Indy to establish visitation rights"; Bill defeated [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 31, 2010, which quoted a letter published in the Jan. 30th Terre Haute Trib-Star,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 26, 2010

Ind. Law - Bill containing language permitting courts to order to allow out-of-state rehab under some conditions [Updated]

Niki Kelly reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:The House voted 83-16 Thursday to give back to juvenile judges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ind. Law - Integrity of Indiana's primary legal resources

The ILB hasn't had the opportunity in some time to write about its issues with the Indiana rules, which are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Surprises" in the 2009 budget continue to be revealed [Updated]

This Dec. 2, 2009 ILB entry was about "The City of Mishawaka has gone to court to challenge a ban...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ind. Law - "It's a Crime: The law on harassment"

"It's the Law" is defunct, but another NW Indiana reporter, Kevin Nevers, may be trying his hand. The Chesterton Tribune...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ind. Law - "Study committee to address ‘sexting’; "Wallace" language added to bill

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:The issue of young people sending sexually explicit photos of themselves and others via...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ind. Law - "Senate approves gun-at-work bill"

From today's Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Legislation allowing employees to have guns in their locked vehicles while at work passed the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ind. Law - "Second chances lit the path to lawyer's success"

The Indianapolis Star's occasional Sunday column, "My Big Break," today features Indianapolis attorney Jimmie McMillian. Some quotes:Angela Espada, dean of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Ind. Gov't. - Ohio federal court throws out Ohio reolving door law intended to limit legislators and staff

A federal district court in Ohio, part of the 6th Circuit, on Feb. 17th, permanently enjoined enforcement of an Ohio...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 19, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: (2) Procedure for resolving 'Wallace' issues discussed

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 17, 2010, which reported that at Feb. 16th's House Judiciary Committee meeting, there was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ind. Law - "Strange end to Illiana hearing"

Dan Carden of the NWI Times has a story this morning that begins:INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Terri Austin, D-Anderson, abruptly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ind. Law - The League of Women Voters turns 90

An editorial today in the Gary Post-Tribune:The League of Women Voters is a venerable organization that also has managed to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: (1) 'Sexting' bill headed for study; (2) Procedure for resolving 'Wallace' issues discussed

Supplementing this ILB just-posted entry, two items: Sexting. A reader wrote last evening:I was interested in your entry on Tuesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ind. Law - (1) 'Sexting' bill headed for study; (2) Procedure for resolving 'Wallace' issues discussed [Updated]

Jon Seidel of the Gary Post-Tribune has very interesting coverage of yesterday's House Judiciary Committee meeting: Sexting. First, the House...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ind. Law - Evansville C&P editorial on legislative reform

Here are some quotes from the detail-specific editorial:On ethics reform, the Indiana House of Representatives appears headed for commendable action....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ind. Law - Additional updates on proposed legislation

Golf Carts. HB 1078, which would remedy a problem with last year's legislation -- see this Jan. 22, 2010 ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ind. Law - Updates on some proposed legislation

Elections. "Two plans to ease voting stumble" is the headline to this Feb. 16th story by Niki Kelly of thew...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Child support plan irks casinos"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on SB 163, Julie Crothers reports today in the Indianapolis Star in a story that begins:Several...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ind. Law - "Lawmakers brace for 11th-hour crush"

Jon Seidel of the Gary Post Tribune has a good overview today of "where we are" at this point of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 15, 2010

Ind. Law - "Child support plan irks casinos"; "Problem gambling group hears former lawyer’s addiction story"

Two law and gambling stories today. Julie Crothers reports in the Indianapolis Star:A bill that would force casinos to screen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: "Enforce guns laws, don't keep secrets" Déjà vu?

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 28, 2010, and this entry headed "Senate OKs bill on gun permit secrets" from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ind. Law - NE Indiana a haven for meth labs [Updated]

An eye-opening story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, reported by Angela Mapes Turner. A few quotes:The number of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ind. Law - Indiana adoption laws subject of bill

From the South Bend Tribune, a story by Kevin Allen:State Sen. Joe Zakas is seeking to improve Indiana's adoption laws...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Ind. Law - Ignition interlock bills move to second house

A long ILB entry from Nov. 21, 2009 was headed "More on: "Tippecanoe County superior court judge Michael Morrissey is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "The government has your baby's DNA "

Updating this ILB entry from Saturday, Feb. 6th, USA Today has a long story today headed "Debate over blood samples...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Ind. Law - "The government has your baby's DNA "

That is the supermarket tabloid-type headline to this Feb. 4, 2010 CNN story by Elizabeth Cohen. Here are some quotes:Newborn...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 06, 2010

Friday, February 05, 2010

Ind. Law - "Senate bill seeks to clarify meth law"

The ILB has been following two issues related to methamphetamine in Indiana.Policing purchases of over-the-counter cold medicines to make methamphetamine....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 05, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: Who voted for and against the "defense of marriage" constitutional amendment?

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 31st, the ILB has just this morning obtained a copy of the Roll Call...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Ind. Law - "Senate OKs bill on gun permit secrets"

Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star is reporting this afternoon:Gun permit information would be secret under a bill that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Ind. Law - Bill to significantly expand authority of Attorney General up for passage today in the Senate [Updated]

The bill is SB 394 and it is up for first-house passage today, if it has not already passed. SECTION...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010

Ind. Law - Lebanon attorney held on OWI charge

From a brief story in the Lebanon Reporter:Lebanon — Eileen J. Sims, 59, whose law firm represents the city of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 01, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ind. Law - Who voted for and against the "defense of marriage" constitutional amendment?

As Doug Masson's blog has also noted, SJR 13, the proposed constitutional amendment that not only limits marriage to one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ind. Law - "Red-light runners rampant: Definitions vary; ticketing makes little difference"

What exactly is a "red light" is expored in this story today by Benjamin Lanka of the Fort Wayne Journal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ind. Law - "Judges hope bill restores say in placing juveniles"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today at length on House Bill 1167, aimed at reversing one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ind. Law - More on "Grandparents testify in Indy to establish visitation rights"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 19, 2010, about SB 59 (which passed third reading in the Senate Jan. 25th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ind. Law - Student sexting in Indiana, are felonies the answer?

Last year the ILB had several entries about "sexting," including this worth reading again entry from March 27, 2009 headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ind. Law - "Enforce guns laws, don't keep secrets" Déjà vu?

Supplementing this ILB entry from yesterday, today's Indianapolis Star has this editorial that begins:It ought to shock you to know...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ind. Law - "Two bad gun laws" moving in the General Assembly

The heading of the editorial Jan. 25th in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette was "Two bad gun laws." Some quotes:Americans...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: Legislation proposed to remedy Indiana's 2009 golf cart legislation [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 13th, which explained the need to correct the golf cart legislation last year, WTCA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 22, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ind. Law - Some legislation of interest moving

CAFOs within 2 miles of state parks, reservoirs - From the Richmond Palladium Item, this story dated Jan. 20, 2010,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ind. Law - "Grandparents testify in Indy to establish visitation rights"

Kelly Lynch reported Jan. 17, 2010 in the Evansville Courier & Press on SB 59, which was approved by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ind. Law - Bills on political yard signs, voter ID

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial page editor Tracy Warner includes in his commentary today:Campaign yard signs might be coming home....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ind. Law - "Lawyers offer free advice in downtown Lafayette to mark Martin Luther King Day"

Eric Weddle reports in the Lafayette Journal Courier in a story that begins:Someone received a get-out-of-jail-free call Monday. Throughout the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ind. Law - Indiana State Treasurer urges Hoosiers to make a will

Several papers this week, including the Herald-Argus, have carried this press release from Treasurer Richard Mourdock:A few times each year,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 14, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ind. Law - What is the genesis of SB 60?

Senate Bill 60, which, according to the digest:Creates the judicial computer systems commission to evaluate court and law enforcement computer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Ind. Law - Wine shipping in Indiana; and our other alcohol laws

Wine shipping. The ILB has had a number of entries over the years on wine shipping, and many of them...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Ind. Law - "Treaty signed to not resort to robo-calls during 2010 Indiana campaign"

A press release this morning from the Indiana AG reports:INDIANAPOLIS – With the 2010 election season approaching, Indiana Attorney General...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Ind. Law. - "LED Signals Seen as Potential Hazard" -- Or not

A story from the Jan. 1, 2010 NY Times, reported by Susan Saulny, begins:CHICAGO — Last April, the driver of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 03, 2010

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Ind. Laws - More on: "Lawmaker to push texting-driving ban"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 3, 2009, two bills now have been introduced in the General Assembly this year...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 02, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: "State hopes database will curb meth"

This ILB entry from Oct. 11, 2009, headed "Cold-med law snares allergy sufferers: Pseudoephedrine buyers limited to 3 grams a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 02, 2010

Ind. Law - Indiana's voter ID law: more restrictive than that of other countries?

The Jan. 4, 2010 issue of the subscription-only newsletter, Indiana Legislative Insight, includes this item, reprinted here with permission:Electoral...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 02, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

Ind. Law - "The tales of two Wilders"

The ILB has posted a number of entries involving either attorney Larry Wilder or Peggy Wilder, both of Jeffersonville, Clark...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 01, 2010

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ind. Law - "State hopes database will curb meth"

Angela Mapes Turner has a long story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on planning for a statewide meth...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 27, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ind. Law - Get ready for 2010 changes to Child Support Rules & Guidelines

Get ready for 2010 changes to Child Support Rules & Guidelines with these aids: A brief survey of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 25, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Proposed property tax caps won't prevent increases in bills"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 13th, Stephanie Salter writes today in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star, under the headline "Think...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 20, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law" - Defunct?

One of the ILB's favorite columns has been Ken Kosky's weekly column in the NWI Times, "It's the Law." Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 18, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ind. Law - "A brief survey of the new amendments to the Indiana Child Support Rules & Guidelines"

Michael R. Kohlhaas and James A. Reed of Bingham McHale LLP have written this excellent survey article for this month's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ind. Law - "Debt collectors' 'bully' tactics drawing scorn"

A story today in the Evansville Courier & Press by Mark Wilson:Using records obtained under the federal Freedom of Information...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Ind. Law - "Proposed property tax caps won't prevent increases in bills" [Updated]

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener's Louisville Courier Journal must-read column for Sunday, Dec.13:INDIANAPOLIS — As lawmakers begin debating a proposed constitutional amendment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Law - "Paper-based data breaches on the rise"

Recall earlier ILB entries such as "Boxes of medical files found abandoned in South Bend" from Nov. 14, 2009, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 11, 2009

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Ind. Law - Still more on "Jeff Council takes steps to revise sex offender ordinance"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 8, 2009, quoting a Louisville Courier Journal story, and this Oct. 22, 2009 ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Ind. Courts - More questions on: A new Indianapolis parking citations court will open Dec. 1st

This is the third ILB entry this week on the new "court." The most recent earlier entry, from Dec. 2nd,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 05, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Ind. Law - "Attorney General defends Indiana robo-call law from national political group’s challenge"

I suspect that many of you are like me. Now that the No Call List has been in effect, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 04, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Surprises" in the 2009 budget continue to be revealed

Wasn't it just Tuesday that the ILB posted this entry on yet another surprise that has been hidden in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 04, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Ex-state rep. Oxley charged over claim"

Updating this ILB entry from July 1, 2009, Rick Callahan of the AP reports:INDIANAPOLIS – The 2008 Democratic candidate for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 04, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Ind. Law - Part 5 of "Grappling with Meth in Elkhart County"

"Grappling With Meth: Are there enough local resources to help people kick meth habit? Part 5 of 5 - Stories...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 03, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Ind. Law - "Groundbreaking attorney retires: NW Ind. legal community will gather Thursday in Gary to honor Hilbert Bradley "

Lisa Deneal reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune in a long story - some quotes:GARY -- When Hilbert L. Bradley...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Ind. Law - Part 4 of "Grappling with Meth in Elkhart County"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, today's story in the Elkhart Truth series, reported today by Kari Huus, is headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Ind. Law - "Surprises" in the 2009 budget continue to be revealed

Yet another surprise is revealed in this story reported last evening by Mark Peterson of WNDU 16, South Bend. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Ind. Law - Part 3 of "Grappling with Meth in Elkhart County"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, today's story in the Elkhart Truth series, reported today by Amelia Jeffirs, is headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Ind. Courts - Still more on: "Indianapolis Courts, City dedicate $2 Million to Clear Backlog of Cases for Children in Need of Court Appointed Special Advocates"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 25th, the Richmond Palladium-Item has an editorial today headed "Lawmakers must fund advocates for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Grappling with Meth in Elkhart County"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry highlighting the five-part series, today's part 2 story, reported by Emily Monacelli, is headed "Grappling With...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ind. Law - "Grappling with Meth in Elkhart County;" Basketball in Medora

From today's Elkhart Truth:Journalists from The Elkhart Truth and msnbc.com have spent the last several months exploring how methamphetamine is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ind. Law - "State turns consumers into syngas patsies"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 25th headed "Still more on: Governor signs first bill of 2009 session," about a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ind. Law - Still more on: Governor signs first bill of 2009 session

Per this ILB entry from March 25, 2009, the first bill signed in the 2009 session was in support of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ind. Law - "Vanderburgh County Public Defenders caseload climbing"

Lydia X. McCoy reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:The Vanderburgh County Public Defenders Agency — which provides legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 23, 2009

Law - "Hammond Legal aid clinic sees a surge in demand"

Steve Zabroski reports today in the NWI Times in a story that begins:Uncertain circumstances triggered by the economy have brought...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Ind. Law - "Can sex offenders be cured?"

"Can sex offenders be cured?" -- that is the issue explored by South Bend Tribune writer Alicia Gallegos in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 22, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ind. Courts - More on "Tippecanoe County superior court judge Michael Morrissey is one of the few Indiana judges who uses ignition interlocks"

This May 14, 2008 ILB entry is quoting from a report from May 13, 2008 by Bob Segal of Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ind. Law - "The power of a drug containing noxious ingredients"

Methamphetamine is the subject of this editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that includes these quotes:If anyone questions...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ind. Law - IU Law Prof. Mary Hart Mitchell, 56, who died Nov. 4, featured in Dan Carpenter column

Updating these earlier ILB entries, Dan Carpenter, op-ed columnist for the Indianapolis Star, has a long column today on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Law - "Indoor Tanning Association dispatches lawyer to Muncie"

Seth Slabaugh reports today in the Muncie Star-Press in a long story that begins:MUNCIE -- Delaware County's proposed ordinance to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ind. Law - "Getting off (nearly) scot-free: Is the penalty too light for convicted embezzlers?"

That is the headline to this story by Laurie Wink in the Sunday Michigan City News-Dispatch:LA PORTE - Local and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Cap n’ Cork owner sues state over wine laws"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today in a long story that begins:INDIANAPOLIS – For more than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 15, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ind. Law - "Boxes of medical files found abandoned in South Bend"

Tom Moor reports in the South Bend Tribune:SOUTH BEND - An agent with the Indiana attorney general's office removed 21...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ind. Law - "Barnes & Thornburg enters top 100 on list of largest law firms"

So reports Scott Olson in this Indianapolis Business Journal story today that begins:A spate of office openings and an acquisition...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 13, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ind. Law - "Linton golf cart ordinance still on the table; changes suggested"

The ILB has entries on Linton's consideration of allowing cart carts on city street that go back more than a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ind. Law - Still more on "Key to safe-haven law is spreading the word"

The ILB has had a number of entries on Indiana's "safe haven" law, dating back to 2004. The most recent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ind. Law - Indiana store-front law offices

The ILB would like to publish a poster of "Indiana store-front law offices" featuring photos of unique locations. For examples...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "I&M fight costs Fort Wayne $300,000 for lawyers"

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, whose story is quoted in this ILB entry from Nov. 7th, today has an editorial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Ind. Laws - More on "Lawmaker to push texting-driving ban"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 3rd, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today that concludes: Research from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 08, 2009

Ind. Law - Newspapers to join fight for ethics reform

According to the Indianapolis Star today:Next Sunday, 23 Indiana newspapers, led by The Star's Editorial Board, will launch an editorial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 08, 2009

Ind. Law - What is being done in Indiana to deal with foreclosures?

David Smith has a lengthy story today in the Lafayette Journal Courier dealing with this issue. A quote:Stories like the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 08, 2009

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Ind. Law - "Keeping track of sex offenders is not easy"

I thought this was a great story in the Nov. 6th Greene County Daily World, reported by Anna Rochelle. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 07, 2009

Ind. Law - "I&M fight costs Fort Wayne $300,000 for lawyers"

Benjamin Lanka reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a story that begins:Fort Wayne has paid nearly $300,000...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 07, 2009

Ind. Law - Services set for IU Law Prof. Mary Hart Mitchell, 56, who died Nov. 4

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 4th, the Indianapolis Star today has the obituary for Indiana University-Indianapolis Law Professor Mary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 07, 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Ind. Law - "But for luck, lawmaker Ed Delaney says, attacker would have killed him

Mary Beth Schneider today has a lengthy interview with Indianapolis attorney and legislator Ed DeLaney, victim of an attack last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 05, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Ind. Law - IU-Law Indianapolis Professor Mary Harter Mitchell has died

From a message sent by Dean Gary Roberts earlier today:Professor Mary Mitchell passed away early this morning from liver failure....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ind. Laws - "Lawmaker to push texting-driving ban"

Following up on this earlier ILB today on texting, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Monday, November 02, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Some fear charter schools may become sports powers"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 23rd which quoted an Indianapolis Star story headlined "IHSAA rules that Butler recruit Chrishawn...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 02, 2009

Ind. Law - "When a public defender is also a defendant"

That is the headline to this long, front-page story today in the Indianapolis Star, reported by Heather Gillers. Here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 02, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: Indianapolis attorney Ed Delaney reportedly brutally attacked, perhaps by another attorney [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Indy 6 News now has this more complete account. [Updated 11/2/09] Today's Indianapolis Star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 01, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Ind. Law - Indianapolis attorney Ed Delaney reportedly brutally attacked, perhaps by another attorney

The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Indianapolis attorney and state representative Ed DeLaney was attacked in Carmel by "his prospective...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ind. Law - "Cleaning up after meth"

A Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial from Oct. 28, referencing its story from Oct. 24th:Sometimes the best intentions fall short....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 29, 2009

Ind. Law - Flagrant Age Discrimination at IU-Indy School of Law?

The blog Concurring Opinions had this post yesterday from IU-Indy law prof Gerard Magliocca:I am not in the habit of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 29, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Briefs in Foundations of East Chicago v. City of East Chicago and the Attorney General of Indiana

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 22, and this one from June 29th, here is what we have now: Brief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ind. Law - Attorney General Zoeller wants more authority over casinos and their funds

Eric Bradner reports in the Oct. 24th Evansville Courier & Press:Indiana's attorney general is calling for a new law that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Direct wine sale ban not about minors"

On Oct. 17 the ILB quoted from Dan and Krista Stockman's weekly "Uncorked" column in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Ind. Law - "Old meth lab poisons dream home: State recordkeeping largely outpaced by makers of drug"

Angela Mapes Turner reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that begins:The headaches, muscle aches and breathing problems began...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Jeff Council takes steps to revise sex offender ordinance"

The ILB had a long entry Oct. 8th on the Jeffersonville City Council's preliminary action to revise the city's sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ind. Law - It's the Law: "Hunters must know the laws"

Ken Kosky's award-winning "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times seems to have taken a few weeks off since...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ind. Law - Golf cart update; Federal golf cart subsidies

Time for another golf cart update, adding to this long list of earlier ILB golf cart entries. Recent entries have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Ind. Law - "Direct wine sale ban not about minors"

That is the headline to Dan and Krista Stockman's weekly "Uncorked" column today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ind. Law - Applications for handgun permit may receive inadequate vetting

Mark Alesia, Heather Gillers, Tim Evans and Mark Nichols report the results of a major Indianapolis Star investigation on who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ind. Law - "Cold-med law snares allergy sufferers: Pseudoephedrine buyers limited to 3 grams a week"

That is the headline to Rebecca S. Green's story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:A few months ago, conversation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 11, 2009

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Ind. Law - "Jeff Council takes steps to revise sex offender ordinance"

The Louisville Courier Journal has this story today by Chris Quay:The Jeffersonville City Council took preliminary steps on Wednesday night...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 08, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ind. Law - "Re-evaluation of all Indiana solid waste management districts sought"

Bob Kasarda reports today in the NWI Times in a long story that begins:Twenty years after sponsoring legislation creating solid...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Ind. Law - David J. Allen, 74, Attorney and Counselor to Governors, dies

When I first met Dave Allen, he was counsel to Governor Roger D. Branigin, and seemed very old and wise,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Ind. Law - "Parks off limits to sex offenders"

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an overview today on ordinances banning sex offenders from parks:There...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 05, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Requests for retroactive property tax exemptions threaten county budgets"

Yesterday the ILB posted this comprehensive entry, linking to all past entries on the impact of the retroactive property tax...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 04, 2009

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Ind. Law - "Requests for retroactive property tax exemptions threaten county budgets"

Adding to a number of stories from papers around the state (see below), each adding more information, Lesley Stedman Weidenbener...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 03, 2009

Friday, October 02, 2009

Ind. Law - "Liability, statutes of limitations, and statute of repose for asbestos-related illnesses"

That was the description of item #4 on the agenda of yesterday's meeting of the interim Commission on Courts. Reporter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 02, 2009

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Ind. Law - Even more on: "Did an amendment to this year’s state budget open the door to tax refunds for nursing homes across the state?"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, another story has turned up, this one from the Sept. 24th Kokomo Perspective, reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 01, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: "Did an amendment to this year’s state budget open the door to tax refunds for nursing homes across the state?"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, I've tried my hand at reading SECTION 479. Here is what I've come...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ind. Law - "Did an amendment to this year’s state budget open the door to tax refunds for nursing homes across the state?"

Following up on this ILB entry from Sept. 24th, quoting from a story by Jennifer Tangeman of the Logansport Pharos-Tribune,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ind. Law - Two stories on Indiana meth laws

This very long story by Lisa Trigg in the Terre Haute Tribune Star, from Sept. 3rd, is headed "Wabash Valley...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ind. Law - It's the Law column takes a victory lap

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week celebrates an anniversary and takes a victory lap....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ind. Law - WSJ discovers the "Invasion of the Golf Carts"

The ILB has been writing since early 2006 about the increasing interest in the use golf carts on Indiana streets...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 26, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: Words matter, regardless of a legislator's, or legislature's, intent

Just yesterday the ILB posted this lengthy entry, detailing imprecise language in the voter ID law, the property tax caps,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ind. Law - Words matter, regardless of a legislator's, or legislature's, intent

An important editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Controversy over two key state laws adopted in recent years serves...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ind. Law - It's the Law: "Don't burn your leaves "

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week examines open burning. Some quotes:Fire officials say this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ind. Law - "Despite laws, 'meth has not gone away'"

That is the headline to this story by Sophia Voravong in today's Lafayette Journal Courier. Some quotes:After a 2005 Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 20, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: "Lebanon mulls sex-offender ban: City is drafting an ordinance to keep convicts out of parks"

Updating this ILB entry from July 16th, Marda Johnson of the Lebanon Reporter wrote Sept. 15th:Lebanon’s city council members have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 18, 2009

Ind. Law - "What is a habitual offender in Indiana?"

That is the headline to this Sept. 17th story by Dave Stephens in the South Bend Tribune. Some quotes:At least...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 18, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: Indiana malpractice cap may be challenged

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 6th, the Indianapolis Star just posted this item that begins:Attorneys for a widower who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ind. Law - "The lawyer is in, thanks to the doctor"

The Indianapolis Star published a good article yesterday by Shari Rudavsky on "Medical-legal partnerships address patients' health and social needs."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ind. Law - It's the Law: "Golf carts limited to city, town streets"

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week examines Indiana's new golf cart law:Golf courses are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 14, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ind. Law - "Merger Talks End Between Ice Miller and Greenebaum Doll"

So writes Brian Baxter of The American Lawyer this morning....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Ind. Decisions - Certainly we haven't heard the last of: "Apparently there are all sorts of surprises in the special session budget"

The headline to Tim Evans' story today in the Indianapolis Star is "New law lets DCS decide out-of-state placements." More...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Ind. Law - It's the Law: Part 3 of "Death penalty explained in three parts"

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week is the final of a three-part series on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

Ind. Law - Time for another golf carts update

The most recent ILB golf carts update was August 17th, so it is certainly time for another: Berne -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 07, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Ind. Law - Indiana malpractice cap may be challenged

Jeff Swiatek's story Sept. 5th in the Indianapolis Star was headed "Widower might challenge malpractice cap." Some quotes:A widower who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 06, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Ind. Law - "Sex offender ban gains steam"; "The Supreme Court did not provide guidance on this issue . . . by refusing to hear an appeal"

Robert Annis reports today in the Indianapolis Star:Lebanon may follow the lead of several other area municipalities in banning sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 03, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Ind. Law - It's the Law: Part 2 of "Death penalty explained in three parts"

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week is the second of a three-part series on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Ind. Law - "Mediation not about feeling good; it’s about making good decisions"

Nicole Brooks had this story yesterday ($$) in the Bloomington Herald-Times that begins:Mediation is not “feel good” work, said David...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ind. Law - Continuing on with: "Apparently there are all sorts of surprises in the special session budget"; my thoughts

This week's issue of the highly-respected, subscription-only newsletter, Indiana Legislative Insight, includes this story: The Indiana Law Blog points...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ind. Law - "Investigators are also trying to locate an edition of the Auto Trader from June 20, 1991 with a listing for a blue van with high mileage for $1,500"

This is why librarians archive materials, even those that seem unlikely. But too often, this does not happen. And the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Attorney William Crabtree II, facing trial, found dead in Dyer home"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Dan Hinkel of the NWI Times has a comprehensive article on Mr. Crabtree....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ind. Law - "How valid is a will? Recent lawsuits raise questions about final wishes"

The South Bend Tribune yesterday had this long story by Alicia Gallegos. From near the end of the story:The Jeffers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ind. Law - "Attorney William Crabtree II, facing trial, found dead in Dyer home"

Updating earlier ILB entries, the most recent from Dec. 25, 2008, Christin Nance Lazerus reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune:William...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ind. Law - "Facing Foreclosure in Northwest Indiana"

Michael Puente of Chicago Public Radio has this long report today (that you may listen to or read). A few...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 24, 2009

Ind. Law - "Gerrymandering targeted: Lawmakers take aim at partisan redistricting"

That is the headline to this article today in the Evansville Courier & Press by reporter Eric Bradner. It begins:INDIANAPOLIS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 24, 2009

Ind. Law - It's the Law: "Death penalty explained in three parts"

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week begins a three-part series on the death penalty...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ind. Courts - "DNA backlogs increase in state" [Updated]

Jon Murray reports today in this story in the Indianapolis Star on DNA backlogs. A few months back, Murray reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ind. Gov't. - "Problem of junked cars in Sellersburg: Cars on blocks could cost the owner plenty"

Braden Lammers has this report in the New Albany News & Tribune. Some quotes:The town of Sellersburg is cracking down...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ind. Law - "Ice Miller wins kudos as women's employer"

Dana Hunsinger reports today in the Indianapolis Star:When it comes time for that annual mammogram, women at Ice Miller can...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ind. Law - "IPS wants to put an end to students' sexting"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column June 15th, looked at "sexting" -- the ILB entry includes links to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ind. Law - Golf carts update

Starting off with this eye-catching story from the August 15th Gary Post Tribune, reported by Jon Seidel:GARY -- Police arrested...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 17, 2009

Ind. Law - It's the Law: "Ignoring school bus stops more than infraction"

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week looks at school zone speeding and other school...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Ind. Law - It's the Law: "Public urnination a lesser charge than exposure"

Ken Kosky's weekly NWI Times' "It's the Law" column, an excellent and long-running series, today looks at public nudity:When it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Ind. Law - New golf cart laws may need corrective amendments

On August 5th the ILB had a long entry headed "Ind. Law - New golf cart law, as amended, may...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 09, 2009

Ind. Law - "Tough abuse law makes detectives of animal officers"

Michael Zennie's reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on the impact of new animal cruelty laws and ordinances....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 09, 2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ind. Law - New golf cart law, as amended, may work a hardship on those outside Culver town limits

Here is what Jeff Kenney, Citizen editor, writes in the July 30th Culver Citizen, under the heading "Golf cart conundrum."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: courts want people on their best behavior"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column today, August 3rd, looks at court etiquette, in the second of two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 03, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Courts - Indiana's statutory history and the dangers of the controversial Google book settlement

This editorial from the July 29th NY Times, headed "Google’s Big Plan for Books ," gives a good summary of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 02, 2009

Ind. Law - Enthusiasm continues for use of golf carts in smaller communities

Updating this long list of ILB golf cart entries, and specifically this list from July 15th, here are some recent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 02, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Law - "Finding Accurate Law Text Online Nearly Impossible"

The ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress had a panel today at the ABA's annual meeting in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 31, 2009

Ind. Law - "South Bend to ban cell phone use in school zones"

Troy Kehoe reported yesterday for WSBT TV:SOUTH BEND — City leaders are cracking down on cell phones in school zones....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 31, 2009

Ind. Law - "Ind. lawmakers to consider redistricting changes"

Here is what the Indiana Constitution, Article 4, Sec. 5, provides:Section 5. The General Assembly elected during the year in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 31, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Possessing drug paraphernalia is an offense"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column from July 20th looked at drug paraphernalia. Some quotes:People who use a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: Former Daviess County Prosecutor Brayton Smoot missing

Updating this ILB entry from July 15th, which reported:The family of former Daviess County Prosecutor Brayton Smoot are now offering...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: messing with a judge is criminal"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column today, July 27th, looks at courtroom laws, in the first of two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 27, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ind. Law - Counties may pass ordinances allowing monthly payment of property taxes

Thomas B. Langhorne reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:Monthly payments for property tax bills — an option already...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Unpaid homeowner association dues split neighbors"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, quoting from Benjamin Lanka's story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, today Gary Welsh...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ind. Law - "Law Firm Co-founder Returns to Lead Governance Consulting Practice"

From a press release today:Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman co-founder Rex Killian returns to the firm that bears his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 20, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: ISP NOT seeking to challenge the validity of the state golf cart law

Updaitng this ILB entry from Wednesday, the ILB has now received official word, via Sergeant Anthony D. Emery, ISP Public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ind. Law - "Lebanon mulls sex-offender ban: City is drafting an ordinance to keep convicts out of parks"

Robert Annis reports today in the Indianapolis Star:LEBANON, Ind. -- This city in Boone County might follow other Indiana communities...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ind. Law - The Indiana State Police is NOT seeking to challenge the validity of the state golf cart law

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, a knowledgeable reader has sent a note stating:The Indiana State Police is NOT...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ind. Law - Still more on: Enthusiasm builds over use of golf carts in smaller communities [Updated]

ILB entries since the new law took effect July 1 named the following communities as enacting or considering golf cart...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ind. Law - Former Daviess County Prosecutor Brayton Smoot missing

WAMW 107.9 FM, out of Washington Indiana reports:The family of former Daviess County Prosecutor Brayton Smoot are now offering a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Law - "Illnesses Afflict Homes With a Criminal Past" - meth contamination

Here are some recent ILB entries on meth lab cleanup: Ind. Law - "Plymouth motel pays price for meth cleanup"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Bicyclists rights and responsibilities"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column today, July 13th, looks at bicyclists' rights and responsibilities. Some quotes:People in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ind. Law - Golf cart clocked by radar gun as traveling at 16 mph along highway's edge

From the Michigan City News-Dispatch, this report from Stan Maddux:FISH LAKE - A La Porte County man driving a golf...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: Enthusiasm builds over use of golf carts in smaller communities

Updating this ILB entry from July 9th, here are more stories: "Golf carts expected to be discussed at Linton Council...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Law - More on "Private data tossed in the trash by businesses trigger a crackdown"

Updating this ILB entry from April 3, 2008, quoting a national story which included:In Indiana, the attorney general has filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ind. Law - Enthusiasm builds over use of golf carts in smaller communities

"Big crowd discusses golf carts" is the headline to this July 8th story by Bob Shraluka in the Decatur Daily...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 09, 2009

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Ind. Law - "Attorney General Zoeller, Marion County Prosecutor Brizzi warn of ID Theft"

From a release dated July 7 from Attorney General Gregg Zoeller:INDIANAPOLIS - With identity theft among the fastest growing crimes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Ind. Law - "Barnes & Thornburg Adds Five BigLaw Laterals in Chicago"

See this item by Sarah Randag of the ABA Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Leave wild animals alone"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column from June 29th looked at the need to leave wild animals alone....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: No guns for domestic batterers"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column today, July 6th, looks at "a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 06, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Ind. Law - A bundle of Independence Day stories about attorneys and citizens' rights

A number of interesting feature stories today in the Indianapolis Star, relating to citizens' rights: "Judge sees 5th Amendment at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 04, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Ind. Law - Golf carts in the news

Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald-Times had this story ($$) June 25th, headed "Golf carts get the go-ahead: Starting July...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 02, 2009

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Ind. Law - "Ex-state rep. Oxley charged over claim"

Updating this ILB entry from June 28th, Jon Murray reports today in the Indianapolis Star:The Marion County prosecutor filed charges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Ind. Law - More on new laws taking effect July 1

"New batch of laws go into effect today" is the headline to this story today in the Indianapolis Star, written...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: What about the new budget agreement? What will be in it? [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from this morning, the Conference Committee Report (or draft #1 at least) has been posted online,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ind. Laws - More on "New Ind. laws include teen driver cell phone ban"

Updating this ILB entry from June 28th, two stories today: From the Elkhart Truth, "Dog breeders face license law." The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ind. Law - What about the new budget agreement? What will be in it?

Reports this morning are that a budget agreement may have been reached and that the House and Senate will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ind. Law - Protective orders by themselves are no panacea

That is a conclusion to be drawn from this chilling front-page story today in the Indianapolis Star, reported by Francesca...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ind. Laws - "New Ind. laws include teen diver cell phone ban"

Mike Smith of the AP has a story on some of the new laws that will take effect Wednesday, July...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "'The officers didn't know he wasn't in the legislature,' Mount said. 'They called the prosecutor who advised that it was safer not to arrest him' on a misdemeanor charge.'"

Updating this ILB entry from June 26th, an unattributed AP story today in the Indianapolis Star clarifies the prosecutor's office...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 28, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Ind. Law - "'The officers didn't know he wasn't in the legislature,' Mount said. 'They called the prosecutor who advised that it was safer not to arrest him' on a misdemeanor charge.'"

That quote is from a story this afternoon by Leslie Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal. The story begins:Dennie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ind. Gov't. - More on the doomsday scenario -- the failure to pass a budget by July 1st

President Pro Tem Long has released two papers that conclude that without a state budget agreement, there is no legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ind. Decisions - "Medical malpractice awards are an uncommon result in Indiana's long process"

Amanda Harmon reports today in the Indianapolis Star:Marion County juries awarded high-dollar damages in two medical malpractice cases this month,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ind. Law - "Jeffersonville City Council lawyer resigns"

Updating this ILB entry from June 21st, Ben Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:Larry Wilder, the embattled lawyer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ind. Law - "Courts set for foreclosure change"

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes today about SEA 492. The story begins:Though it might be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ind. Law - "Public parks, private purposes" [Updated]

Andrea Neal, former editorial page editor of the Indianapolis Star, has a definitely worth-reading in full opinion piece today on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ind. Law - What's in the Senate budget? [Updated Again]

Yesterday the Senate passed its version of HB 1001 and sent it back to the House. The House can concur...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Fireworks have some restrictions'"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column today, June 22nd, looks at fireworks....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 22, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "New law allows more women to get timely cancer screening," which is an essential prrequisite for participation in the BCCP

Updating this ILB entry from May 13th, where I wrote about the passage of SEA 554, the GAO has today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 22, 2009

Ind. Law - Barnes and Thornburg expands again

Tom Spalding reports in the Indianapolis Star:Indianapolis law firm Barnes & Thornburg has acquired a 22-attorney firm in Minneapolis, establishing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ind. Law - "Loan paperwork discovered in Mishawaka shopping center trash"

From the South Bend Tribune, this story by Jim Meenan:MISHAWAKA — The attorney general's office is investigating how at least...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ind. Law - "Jeffersonville Attorney Larry Wilder apologizes for actions" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from June 18th, Matt Thacker reported yesterday in the Jeffersonville News & Tribune:Jeffersonville attorney Larry Wilder...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ind. Law - "Trooper resigns after Facebook controversy"

Bob Segal of Indianapolis Ch. 13 Eyewitness News reports:For more than two months, State Police have been investigating officer Chris...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ind. Law - "Federal Judge slams Bose McKinney's actions in suit, orders it to pay half plaintiff's legal costs"

A lengthy Indianapolis Star story today by Jeff Swiatek begins:A federal judge has sanctioned the prominent Indianapolis law firm of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Beware of 'sexting'"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column today, June 15th, looks at "sexting." Teenagers who use their cell phones...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ind. Law - "Indiana executions at slowest pace in 15 years"

Tom Coyle of the AP has a long story today on Indiana death penaly executions; the story is currently available...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 14, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ind. Law - Golf carts may soon putter around town of Topeka (LaGrange County) [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from June 9th about Oldenburg's plans, Robin Degner reports in the Goshen News:The new golf cart...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ind. Law - "Bose McKinney & Evans Sanctioned"

The ABA Journal has this news story this afternoon, reported by Debra Cassens Weiss. It begins:A federal judge has sanctioned...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Don't provoke anyone to fight"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column June 8th looked at Indiana's law making it illegal to provoke someone...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Golf carts a possibility on Oldenburg streets"

Updating this ILB entry from Aug. 12, 2008, Debbie Blank reports today in the Batesville Herald Tribune:Persistence may pay off...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Ind. Courts - "Veto of done deal could yet be undone"

Here are some earlier ILB entries on HEA 1491 and Governor Daniels veto of the bill which would abolish merit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 07, 2009

Courts - Alert reader finds Judge Sotomeyer is confused by Indiana University's two law school campuses

On March 20-21, 2003, Judge Sonya Sotomeyer was at "Indiana University, Maurer School of Law" where, she writes, "I delivered...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 07, 2009

Friday, June 05, 2009

Ind. Law - AG finds that a Port Authority seat is a "lucrative office" per the Constitution

Jeff Burton reports today in the NWI Times:HAMMOND | Bob Markovich should not hold seats on the Hammond City Council...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 05, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Ind. Law - "Puppy Mill Busted: Dogs taken from Harrison County farm to New Albany warehouse"

Matt Thacker of the New Albany News & Tribune reports today in a long story that begins:Approximately 240 dogs were...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Ind. Law - "Break for property taxes"

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has this editorial this morning, calling for a one-year reassessment delay:Believe it for not, there...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Monday, June 01, 2009

Law - "Abortion Doctor Murder: A Threat to Access?"

Deborah Kotz, senior writer for U.S. News & World Report, has a column today on abortion access. Some quotes:News that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 01, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Indiana Good Samaritans are protected from civil liability"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column today looks at Indiana's Good Samaritan law. Some quotes:Indiana law generally does...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 01, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ind. Law - Fort Wayne JG editorial on legalizing golf carts

The most recent earlier ILB entry on golf carts on public streets was posted May 27th. Today the Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 30, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ind. Law - What to call the two Indiana University law schools now?

Yesterday, in this post, I opined that the NY Times had been in error when it referenced Dean Gary Roberts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ind. Law - "Some animal rights advocates working to strengthen new puppy mill bill"

Updating earlier ILB entries on the "puppy mill" bill passed last month (HEA 1468). WSBT out of South Bend has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ind. Law - "Art appreciation: Prisoner art project helps raise money"

Laurie Wink of the Michigan City News-Dispatch reports today in a story that begins:WESTVILLE - Martha Russell, a self-described "older,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Mitchell could reauthorize golf carts on town streets under new law"

Updating this ILB entry from May 19th, re HEA 1483, two stories: "Golf cart decision ahead for city" is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ind. Law - "Plymouth motel pays price for meth cleanup"

Updating earlier ILB entries, including this one from March 30, 2009 ( "Meth lab cleanup a hassle for landlords"), and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ind. Law - Still more on "Lawmaker adding 'doomsday' to budget planning: Checks if state may tap reserve to stop shutdown"

This morning's Indianapolis Star has a front-page story headed "What if lawmakers miss budget deadline? Government shutdown could affect funding...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Lawmaker adding 'doomsday' to budget planning: Checks if state may tap reserve to stop shutdown"

Updating this ILB entry from May 18th, quoting a story from the Evansville C&P, two more papers chime in today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ind. Law - "New Indiana law may violate students rights "

From an editorial today in The Exponent, Purdue's independent daily student newspaper:With all the increasing protections for teachers in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ind. Law - "Law offices of Vigo County prosecutor Terry Modesitt go up in flames"

From the story today in the Terre Haute Tribune Star:Bill Strecker had just closed a real estate transaction in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ind. Law - "Mitchell could reauthorize golf carts on town streets under new law"

Krystal Shetler of the Bedford Times-Mail ($$) reports today:MITCHELL — Golf carts may be a go in Mitchell soon, thanks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ind. Law - "Lawmaker adding 'doomsday' to budget planning: Checks if state may tap reserve to stop shutdown"

Eric Bradner writes today in the Evansville Courier & Press:INDIANAPOLIS — A top Senate Republican budget negotiator says he is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ind. Law - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette opines on Daniels' vetos

"Perplexing voting veto" is the headline to an editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:Last week, Gov....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 17, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ind. Law - Governor acts on HEA 1491 - St. Joseph Superior Court Judges; 6th COA panel [Updated]

Governor Daniels this afternoon has acted to veto HEA 1491. Here is the Governor's veto message:The current method of selecting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ind. Law - "New law allows more women to get timely cancer screening," which is an essential prrequisite for participation in the BCCP

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 23rd, and this one from Sept. 14, 2007 (headed "Loophole Allows States To Avoid...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ind. Law - More on Governor's veto of SEA 209 voting centers bill

"Daniels vetoes early voting bill sparked by Lake County dispute" is the headline of the story by Patrick Guinane in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ind. Law - Reactions to Governor's vetos of HEA 1348 and SEA 209 [Updated]

Supplementing this entry from earlier this afternoon, here are reactions to the Governor's two (so far) vetoes: SEA 209, which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ind. Law - Governor acts on election law bills [Updated]

Governor Daniels has signed one election law bill, HEA 1346, which will permit online voter registration, but vetoed another, SEA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Ind. Law - "Legislators try to cool foreclosure meltdown"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today on home foreclosure legislation passed by this General Assembly, including...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 11, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Know mo-ped laws before riding"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column today looks at Indiana's mo-ped laws. Some quotes:Indiana law states to operate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 11, 2009

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Ind. Law - "More States Use GPS to Track Abusers"

Ariana Green of the NY Times reports today in a lengthy story that begins:NEWBURYPORT, Mass. — When Theresa, a 51-year-old...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 09, 2009

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ind. Law - Governor signs more bills

The Governor today has signed two bills the ILB has been following:HEA 1468 - Animal cruelty and commercial dog breeders...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ind. Law - Several stories today about bills that have passed the General Assembly

"Legislature OKs clean water bill" is a long story in the Muncie Star-Press by Rick Yencer. He does not give...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Daniels OKs online voter registration"

Updating yesterday's entry, the NWI Times story I quoted was wrong. The Governor has not acted on HEA 1346....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: "Police want to add DNA from more people to database"

Updating these ILB entries from Feb. 17th and this one from April 20th that begins:Updating this long ILB entry from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 07, 2009

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ind. Law - "Daniels OKs online voter registration"

Patrick Guinane is reporting this evening in the online NWI Times:Registering to vote in Indiana soon will be just a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ind. Law - More bills received by the Governor

The 2009 Bill Watch on the governor’s Web site has just been updated. Eighty-three bills were received and 33 bills...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Part 2 of State law allows most tattoos, body piercings"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column Monday looked at Indiana's health regulations which govern tattoo parlors and body...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Monday, May 04, 2009

Ind. Law - "Deputies hunt for sex offenders who hide out on Web"

A companion piece to the story Saturday in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, reported by Rebecca S. Green, headlined "Rulings...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 04, 2009

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Ind. Law - "No law against abortion protest photos: Some residents upset by graphic images on trucks, banners"

Sue Lowe and Margaret Fosmoe report in the South Bend Tribune in a lengthy story:The images are part of protests...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 03, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: Golf cart bill is on third reading

Updating this ILB entry from April 13th, which gives the background, the House today concurred in the Senate amendments to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 27, 2009

Ind. Law - Even more on: "Farm interests oppose Indiana's puppy mill bill" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Bill Ruthhart of the Indianapolis Star just posted this story to his paper's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 27, 2009

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Farm interests oppose Indiana's puppy mill bill"

Updating this ILB entry from Sunday, the Indianapolis Star today has an editorial that is in my opinion much too...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 27, 2009

Indiana Law - "Midwest's Midsize Law Firms Faring Better Than Large Urban Rivals"

This article by Lynne Marek and Tresa Baldas in today's issue of The National Law Journal mentions two Indianapolis firms...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 27, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: State law allows most tattoos, body piercings"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for today, looks at Indiana's tattoo and body piercing law. Some quotes:There...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: "Farm interests oppose Indiana's puppy mill bill"

Updating this ILB entry from April 25th, Indianapolis Star columnist Matt Tully writes today: Does everything at the Indiana Statehouse...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ind. Law - Identity theft bill on way to Governor's desk

A press release (not yet available online, but when it is it will be here) from Attorney General Zoeller's office...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 25, 2009

Ind. Law - "Farm interests oppose Indiana's puppy mill bill"

Bill Ruthhart has this story Thursday in the Indianapolis Star, headlined "Farm interests oppose Indiana's puppy mill bill." Some quotes:Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 25, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Ind. Law - US News Law school rankings out, now officially

Here now are the official US News rankings. The numbers reported earlier were correct. Here is the location to check...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 24, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: US News Law school rankings out (but not officially)

Updating this ILB entry from April 20th, Above the Law today has confirmation, and more information....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: "Updated feticide bill returns to state Senate"

Updating this ILB entry from April 7th, Bill Ruthhart reports today in the Indianapolis Star that the Senate has concurred...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ind. Law - Yet more on: Abortion requirements re hospital admission privileges heard at county level now proposed as state legislation

Updating this ILB entry from April 16th, Niki Kelly has a story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette headed "Abortion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Ind. Law - US News Law school rankings out (but not officially)

Good news for Bloomington, bad news for Indy, according to this report from The Bright Coast:Here are pics of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 20, 2009

Law - "For the poor, there are simply not enough lawyers to go around"

That is a quote from Fran Quigley's opinion piece today in the Indianapolis Star. Quigley is described as "an attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 20, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Arson is considered serious crime"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for today, looks at arson. Some quotes:Indiana law states it is a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 20, 2009

Ind. Law - "Legislators closing in on budget: Education funds, duration at issue"

Here is Eric Bradner's weekly report in the Evansville Courier & Press on happenings last week in the General Assembly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 20, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: "Police want to add DNA from more people to database"

Updating this long ILB entry from Feb. 17th, I just checked the four DNA-related bills listed, and none of them...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ind. Law - Still more on "Goshen lawyer's confidential files found in trash"

Updating earlier ILB entries, the Goshen News now has a story by Rod Rowe headlined "Attorney says he'll shred documents...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ind. Law - "Bill allows Indiana to ship cadavers"

An AP story on the Indianapolis Star website reports:BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — College officials faced with an excess of donated bodies...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 19, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ind. Law - "State warns of home-theft threat: County recorders want law tightened on deed filing"

Dan Stockman reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:The Indiana attorney general cautioned homeowners Thursday against a new mortgage...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 17, 2009

Ind. Law - "Child ombudsman bill evolves: Family rights advocates claim Senate weakened powers"

On April 14th the ILB quoted from a story by Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star that began:An ombudsman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ind. Law - Still more on: Abortion requirements re hospital admission privileges heard at county level now proposed as state legislation

SB 89, which the ILB last wrote about on April 8th, yesterday passed 3rd reading in the second house. From...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ind. Law - "Decision on reverse angle parking pending" [Updated]

Phil Wieland reports today in the NWI Times on "reverse angle parking" - a concept new to the ILB. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Firing gun risks felony"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for today, looks at under what circumstances and in what areas it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ind. Law - Updated Governor's billwatch page

Access it here. Seven new bills have been received by the governor. One bill, HEA 1037 (product transfer between beer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ind. Law - Still more on "Independent official would review deaths of children in custody"

Updating yesterday's entry, Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star reports today:An ombudsman may give new oversight to the state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ind. Law - Golf cart bill is on third reading

Correcting this ILB entry from April 2nd, where I wrote:[The ILB] has posted many entries on golf carts and on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 13, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Independent official would review deaths of children in custody"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 19th and this follow-up from Feb. 26th, the Indianapolis Star today has this editorial,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 13, 2009

Ind. Law - Barnes & Thornburg announces expansion to Columbus Ohio

See today's press release here. It begins:Barnes & Thornburg LLP, a leading national law firm, is expanding into Ohio with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Ind. Law - "Budget talks heated up last week in the Indiana General Assembly"

Although the Evansville Courier & Press appeared last week to have revived the weekly "Legislative Notenote", Eric Bradner's report here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: Abortion requirements re hospital admission privileges heard at county level now proposed as state legislation

Updating this ILB backgrounder from March 19th on SB 89, several stories today report that the House Public Policy Committee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ind. Law - Bill to strengthen public records law in jeopardy

The most recent ILB entry on SB 232 was March 5th, when it has passed the Senate and was on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Law - "Ohm on Computer Programming & Research Methods for Legal Scholars"

This entry from the Legal Theory Blog points to a great article, by Paul Ohm (University of Colorado Law School),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ind. Law - "Updated feticide bill returns to state Senate"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star reports today on SB 236:The Indiana Senate will now consider whether to approve a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Ind. Law - Some perspective on the B&T expansion to Atlanta

Elie Mystal of Above the Law has just posted an entry that gives perspective to the Barnes & Thornburg Atlanta...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009

Ind. Law - Red light camera bill may have hit a red light

Updating the ILB's long list of red light camera entries, Chas Reilly reports today in the NWI Times under the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 06, 2009

Ind. Law - The right of publicity and John Dillinger museum

The ILB has had a number of entries on the "right of publicity" but missed this entry from the March...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 06, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Police won't turn deaf ear to noise"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for today, looks at noise. Some quotes:It's not illegal to have a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 06, 2009

Ind. Law - "Indiana can identify with Texas in debate over voter photo IDs"

Texas is considering a photo ID law. Today the Dallas Morning News has a story by Bill Ruthhart, identified as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 06, 2009

Ind. Law - "Legislature juggling full agenda"

The Evansville Courier & Press appears to have revived the weekly "Legislative Notenote" ; Eric Bradner reports here on happenings...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 06, 2009

Friday, April 03, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Goshen lawyer's confidential files found in trash"

Updating this ILB entry from April 1st, Justin Leighty of the Elkhart Truth has a follow-up story today:GOSHEN -- Former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 03, 2009

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Ind. Law - Warm weather reawakens "golf carts in city streets" issue

The Columbia City Post & Mail had this story by Chris Meyers on March 23rd, which begins:As the temperature starts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 02, 2009

Ind. Gov't. - "Open records law needs changes"

That is the heading to this editorial today in the Gary Post-Tribune. It begins:Indiana citizens have no legal right to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 02, 2009

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Law - "Goshen lawyer's confidential files found in trash"

Justin Leighty reports in the Elkhart Truth in a story that begins:GOSHEN -- If you ever need an attorney, you...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Monday, March 30, 2009

Ind. Law - "Banks Starting to Walk Away on Foreclosures"

From the NY Times today, a long story, dateline South Bend, reported by Susan Saulny, on mortgage foreclosures. A quote:City...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 30, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Burning yard waste can lead to troubles"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for today, looks at illegal burning. Some quotes:Fire officials say it's common,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 30, 2009

Ind. Law - "Meth lab cleanup a hassle for landlords"

On August 6, 2006, the ILB posted this entry, headed: "Who should pay price for meth messes?" Here is what...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ind. Law - "Indiana laws govern use of off-road vehicles"

The South Bend Tribune has an article today on the laws governing off-road vehicles (ORV). The long article begins:With many...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ind. Law - "Over the limit; under arrest"

Gavin Lesnick of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today on getting intoxicated drivers of the roads. Some quotes from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ind. Law - "Indy law firm Bose McKinney & Evans cutting 25"

The Indianapolis Star is reporting, via a statement from the firm’s managing partner:Bose McKinney & Evans LLP announced today that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ind. Law - "Consumer Advocate Abby Kuzma Chosen by Attorney General to Lead Consumer Protection Efforts Statewide"

A release from Attorney General Zoeller's office today reads in part:INDIANAPOLIS — Today one of central Indiana’s leading consumer advocates...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ind. Law - Terre Haute Board of Public Works nixes contract with Indy law firm; Bose layoffs

An interesting story by Arthur E. Foulkes that appeared earlier this month in the Terre Haute Tribune Star. The story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: Governor signs first bill of 2009 session

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on the Governor's signing of SEA 423, Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ind. Law - Governor signs first bill of 2009 session

The Governor's 2009 Bill Watch site is now up. The first bill of the 2009 signed into law by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ind. Law - South Bend Tribune story advises on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Kim Kilbride of the South Bend Tribune reports today in a story that begins:Tired of being pestered by debt collectors?...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ind. Law - "They do two things here. They pass bills, and they kill bills."

John Byrne of the Gary Post-Tribune has a "don't miss read" today, headlined "As deadline looms, quiet tension fills Statehouse."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 23, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Habitual offenders get extra punishment"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for today, looks at habitual offenders:A Portage man's criminal past -- which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 23, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Indiana fire codes could be tougher" says Star. And they could be accessible, says ILB

Updating this ILB entry from March 15th, where I note that the Indiana Fire Code simply incorporates by reference the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: "2 Indiana legislators want longer sentence for killing fetus"

Updating this comprehensive ILB entry from Feb. 1st, the Indianapolis Star has a report today headed "Bill stiffens feticide law:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ind. Law - Abortion requirements re hospital admission privileges heard at county level now proposed as state legislation

Last fall the ILB had several entries on efforts in Allen and Vanderburgh counties to require doctors performing abortions to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ind. Law - More on the 2009 Sunshine Week survey spotlighting death certificates

Yesterday, this ILB entry focused on the widely disseminated 2009 Sunshine Survey, and specifically its section on "online access" to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ind. Law - More on foreclosure and bankruptcy

The Indianapolis Star has a story this moving headed "Marion County Clerk and Superior Court Judges tout mortgage foreclosure prevention."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: Indiana fails 2009 Sunshine Week survey; specifically, death certificates

Indiana failed the 2009 Sunshine Week Survey, but some research by the ILB indicates that the Survey itself is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: obstructing justice and interfering with police"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for today, looks at obstructing justice and interfering with police. Some quotes:Police...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 16, 2009

Ind. Law - "Lawyers step up to the bar for seniors"

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long story today on the Volunteer Lawyer Program of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ind. Law - Two stories today on Indiana home foreclosures

Interestingly, both stories point to an Indiana problem lost in all the talk of subprime lending -- ballooning property taxes,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ind. Law - Indiana fails 2009 Sunshine Week survey

The Sunshine Week 2009 Survey of State Govt. Info. Online reports:The Sunshine Week 2009 Survey of State Government Information online...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ind. Law - "Indiana fire codes could be tougher" says Star. And they could be accessible, says ILB

That first part is the headline to a lengthy story today in the Indianapolis Star, reported by Bill Ruthhart. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 15, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: "Senate gives 'green light' to red-light cameras"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 18th about red-light cameras, the Elkhart Truth today has an AP story by Nigel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 14, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ind. Law - "Photo shoot not required for gun permit"

A story today in the Evansville Courier & Press, by Gavin Lesnick, reports:The Evansville Police Department will make it more...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Animal cruelty and neglect"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for today, looks at animal cruelty and neglect. Some quotes:Indiana law states...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 09, 2009

Ind. Law - "Fur flies in legislatures over dog-breeding rules"

Niki Kelly and Sylvia A. Smith of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette have a lengthy and wide-ranging story today on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 09, 2009

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Ind. Law - "A little push to open door to public"

The Indianapolis Star has a second editorial today supporting SB 232. Some quotes:As expected, the measure to put teeth into...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 05, 2009

Monday, March 02, 2009

Ind. Law - This week at the General Assembly - Week 8

Bryan Corbin's weekly "Legislative Notebook" report appears today in the Evansville Courier & Press with this headline: "State Senate, House...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 02, 2009

Ind. Law - "Minitruck" bill passes first house, while golf cart bills remain in committee

A discussion in the middle of LCJ Reporter Lesley Stedman Weidenbener's lengthy interview today on Sen. Richard Young, D-Milltown caught...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 02, 2009

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: "New Albany will tighten adult-club regulations"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 19, 2008, Danial Suddeath reports in the New Albany News & Tribune:The New Albany...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 01, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: "House weighing satellite voting bill"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 24th on HB 1423, Patrick Guinane reports this afternoon in the NWI Times:A fix...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ind. Law - Several bills mentioned by ILB pass first house

"Pause of welfare rollout approved by House " reports Bryan Corbin. HB 1691 "Livestock bills move to Senate: Efforts to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ind. Law - Strengthened public records law passes Senate

Eric Bradner and Bryan Corbin of the Evansville C&P update us on that and some other bills here this afternoon....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ind. Law - "House weighing satellite voting bill"

Recall last fall's Lake County "early voting" case, John B. Curley, et al v. Lake County Board of Elections and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ind. Law - "Senate gives 'green light' to red-light cameras"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 18th, Richard Gootee of the Indianapolis Star has a background story today on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ind. Law - This week at the General Assembly - Week 7

Bryan Corbin's weekly "Legislative Notebook" report appears today in the Evansville Courier & Press with this headline: "General Assembly faces...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 23, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ind. Law - "Independent official would review deaths of children in custody"

Mary Beth Schneider reports in the Indianapolis Star in a story that begins:An Indiana House panel on Wednesday passed a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ind. Law - Deadlines for legislative action in first house approaching

Next Wednesday, Feb. 25th, is the last day for 3rd reading of Senate bills in the Senate and of House...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ind. Law - "Senate gives 'green light' to red-light cameras"

Deanna Martin of the AP reports today:INDIANAPOLIS | Drivers may want to think twice about blowing through red lights. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ind. Law - "Police want to add DNA from more people to database"

Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star has a long story today looking at legislation under consideration to expand the collection...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Be wary of tinted windows, extra lighting"

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Underage drinking" Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for today, looks at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 16, 2009

Ind. Law - This week at the General Assembly - Week 6

Bryan Corbin's weekly "Legislative Notebook" report appears today in the Evansville Courier & Press. Among the items mentioned:Local government restructuring:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Law - More on: "Stalking called underreported, high-tech crime"

Updating this brief ILB entry from Jan. 27th, about the newly released US DOJ report, Stalking Victimization in the United...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 15, 2009

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Ind. Law - Longtime Lake County attorney Patrick J. Galvin dies

From the Feb. 13th NWI Times, a report by Bowdeya Tweh begins:Patrick J. Galvin, a longtime attorney in Lake County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ind. Law - "Local lawyers teach about Lincoln"

In this letter today in the Evansville Courier & Press, Doug Briody, an Evansville attorney, writes:Today, the Evansville Bar Association,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ind. Law - "Obey open records law, or else"

That is the headline to an editorial today in the Indianapolis Star, supporting:Senate Bill 232, which, in its current form,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ind. Law - Report(s) of the Indiana Judicial Study Commission from the 1960s

If anyone has copies of the Report(s) of the Indiana Judicial Study Commission from the 1960s, I'd like to scan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 09, 2009

Ind. Law - Attorney General has posted an RFP for litigation support services

Access the 16-page RFP here. From the RFP, p. 2:1.1. INTRODUCTION. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 09, 2009

Ind. Law - This week at the General Assembly - Week 5

Bryan Corbin's weekly "Legislative Notebook" report appears today in the Evansville Courier & Press....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 09, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law: Be wary of tinted windows, extra lighting"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for today, looks at vehicle add-ons, like lighting and tinted windows. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 09, 2009

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Ind. Law - Is the State of Indiana violating the Constitution in its use of Military Park?

Article 15, Section 9 of the Indiana Constitution reads:Section 9. The following grounds owned by the State in Indianapolis, namely:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 08, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Key to safe-haven law is spreading the word"

This ILB entry from June 26, 2008, headed "Key to safe-haven law is spreading the word," quotes from Lesley Stedman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 08, 2009

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Ind. Law - 6th Circuit wine shipping ruling boosts home delivery

Another great "Uncorked" column on wine shipping today by Dan and Krista Stockman of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 07, 2009

Ind. Law - Celebrating Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday

"Lincoln lands celebrating: Three states share claim to legacy" is the headline to this story by Seth Grundhoefer in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 07, 2009

Ind. Law - "County has close eye on pole-barn plan: Tighter approval process after similar plan cost $23K in legal fees"

Kevin Leininger has this report in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel:Normally, an application to erect a pole barn would barely get...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 07, 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009

Ind. Law - Golf cart legislation's future unpredictable at this point

The ILB has had a long list of entries on golf carts and the issue of whether they may...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 06, 2009

Ind. Law - "It's the Law -- 'Deadly force' can be justified against burglars, carjackers"

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for Jan. 19th, which the ILB somehow missed, looks at deadly force:If...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 06, 2009

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Ind. Law - More on "Bill allows DNA from felony arrestees"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 1st, the State of Washington is concerning a similar bill. Here is a report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 05, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009

Ind. Law - Can you rely on the Indiana Code? Where are we with the Indiana Code issues?

In 2008 I published two articles in Res Gestae titled "Can You Rely on the Indiana Code?" Here is Part...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 02, 2009

Ind. Law - Laws on littering, snow removal

Ken Kosky's NWI Times' "It's the Law" column for this week looks at littering. It begins:In tough economic times, some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 02, 2009

Ind. Law - This week at the General Assembly - Week 4 [Updated]

A few quotes from Bryan Corbin's weekly "Legislative Notebook" report today in the Evansville Courier & Press:With Indiana's unemployment rate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 02, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Ind. Law - "Bill allows DNA from felony arrestees"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today on Senate Bill 24. Some quotes:Tens of thousands of Hoosiers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 01, 2009

Ind. Law - Notre Dame students hear about alcohol and the law"

Liz Harter has an interesting story today in the South Bend Tribune. Some quotes:The speaker began his lecture by showing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 01, 2009

Ind. Law - "2 Indiana legislators want longer sentence for killing fetus"

Jon Murray has this story today in the Indianapolis Star. Some quotes:An Indianapolis bank shooting that resulted in the deaths...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 01, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ind. Law - "Stalking called underreported, high-tech crime"

Diane Krieger Spivak had this report yesterday in the Gary Post-Tribune. It is based on a new report, Stalking Victimization...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ind. Law - "Lawmakers renew effort against illegal immigrant workers"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 25th, Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:As unemployment in Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 26, 2009

Ind. Law - This week at the General Assembly - Week 3

A few quotes from Bryan Corbin's weekly "Legislative Notebook" report today in the Evansville Courier & Press:Having dessert first, followed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Ind. Law - "Wrong time, wrong focus: Immigration bill flawed"

The Indianapolis Star's lead editorial today masses the arguments against Sen. Mike Delph's illegal immigration bill, SB 580, concluding "good...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 25, 2009

Law - "Public office ban proposed for city workers"

Brendan O'Shaughnessy of the Indianapolis Star reports today on House Bill 1373. Some quotes:Hoping to eliminate potential conflicts of interest,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ind. Law - Four minute video on Indiana's "Sherman Minton: New Deal Senator, Cold War Justice"

New Albany native:James St. Clair wrote Sherman Minton: New Deal Senator, Cold War Justice about the life of Sherman Minton....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Ind. Law - Valpo law office secretary charged with theft of $70K

Ken Kosky reports in the NWI Times today:VALPARAISO | A woman accused of stealing more than $70,000 from an attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 23, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ind. Law - This week at the General Assembly - Week 2

Now that the 2009 session is under way, the Evansville Courier & Press is resuming its weekly "Legislative Notebook" column...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ind. Gov't. - Keeping track of the legislative session

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener's column, Capitol Notebook, this Sunday is headed "It pays off to pay attention to session." She explains...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ind. Law - "West Lafayette looks to clarify 'ambiguous' code"

In Jerry M. and Patti A. Weida v. City of West Lafayette, IN, a 19-page opinion issued Dec. 2, 2008,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ind. Law - Still more on: Political yard signs in the news again

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 7th, Bruce C. Smith of the Indianapolis Star reports today under the headline "End...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Ind. Law - Abraham Lincoln: His Legal Career and His Vision for America

The Seventh Circuit Bar Association is offering an exceptional CLE opportunity on Friday, Feb. 6th - Abraham Lincoln: His Legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 08, 2009

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: Political yard signs in the news again

Updating this ILB entry from Aug. 8, 2005, Bruce C. Smith reports today in the Indianapolis Star, under the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009

Ind. Law - "Yielding to emergency vehicles"

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on the law requiring people to yield...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 05, 2009

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Ind. Law - Another editorial on "Approving a proposed constitutional amendment that would put limits on property-tax bills, so it can be put on the ballot for ratification in 2010"

Following on a long list of earlier ILB entries, the Evansville Courier & Press has this editorial today. Some quotes:Few...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 04, 2009

Friday, January 02, 2009

Ind. Law - Quirks of the Rules of the State Lottery Commission and Horse Racing Commission

The General Assembly possesses the legislative power of state government, the power to pass laws. The theory goes that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 02, 2009

Ind. Law - "Convicted killer turns to law upon his release from prison"

Marisa Kwiatkowski reports today in the NWI Times in a story that begins:SOUTH BEND | A region man serving time...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 02, 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Ind. Law - Bloomington bars upset with reduced seating limits

An AP story that appeared on a number of newscasts earlier this week reported that:After Bloomington's City Council increased penalties...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 01, 2009

Ind. Law - "Law lets Hoosiers protect reports via e-mail, phone"

Amanda Iacone of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette had this story yesterday about new credit data safeguards that go into...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 01, 2009

Ind. Law - "Indiana joins mortgage broker crackdown"; Critics say states too slow to act

Deanna Martin of the AP has a lengthy story today in the Evansville Courier & Press on a crackdown on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 01, 2009

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ind. Law - Yet more on "Approving a proposed constitutional amendment that would put limits on property-tax bills, so it can be put on the ballot for ratification in 2010"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 7th, Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today in a lengthy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

Ind. Law - "Who must use seat belts?"

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on Indiana's seat belt law. Some quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 29, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ind. Law - "16 is Indiana's legal age of consent"

Here is Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times that I missed a month ago -- Nov....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 25, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ind. Law - "Don't drive left of center"

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on "how it is illegal to drive...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ind. Law - "Barnes & Thornburg's involvement in city business troubles some"

That is the subhead to this lengthy story today on the front-page of the Indianapolis Star, reported by Brendan O'Shaughnessy....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 21, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ind. Law - "State Board of Accounts findings don't always bring results"

Today's story by Joy Leiker in a now week-long series in the Muncie Star-Press on the Delaware County Drug Task...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 19, 2008

Ind. Law - "New Albany will tighten adult-club regulations"

Grace Schneider reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal:With about 40 members of an anti-pornography group looking on last night,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ind. Law - "DTF seizures: How it's done elsewhere is similar to here"

Today's lengthy story by Joy Leiker in what appears to be a week-long series by the Muncie Star-Press on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Law - Vanderburgh County legal community stunned at death of attorney Cole Banks

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, the Evansville Courier & Press has this lengthy story today. Some quotes:Combining a love...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ind. Law - Cole Banks, Evansville attorney, found dead

From Evansville News 14, the just-posted story headllined "Prominent Evansville lawyer found dead" reported by Rachel Folz:According to the Evansville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Ind. Law - Theft can lead to serious consequences

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on the crime of theft. A few...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ind. Law - "Kentucky, Indiana ponder teen-driver cell-phone laws"

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener has this story today in the Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS – Floyd Central (Ind.) High School...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 14, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Ind. Law - Layoffs at an Indy "big three"?

The ILB has received an unconfirmed note that one of the big three has laid off 13 people today ....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ind. Law - "Equifax to pay in credit-law violation"

Amanda Iacone of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:One of the nation’s three main credit reporting agencies has agreed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ind. Law - "It's the law" examines prosecutors

The ILB missed several of Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" columns in the NWI Times earlier this month. Here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Ind. Law - BMV and proof of insurance requirements

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today that begins:A column by The Journal Gazette’s Frank Gray describes –...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Ind. Law - Legislative committee to consider what statutes should be in Indiana Code

The Indiana Code Revision Commission will be meeting this afternoon at 1:30 PM. On its agenda is one bill, PD...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Smiling, glasses and hats taboo for driver's license photos"

Updating ths ILB entry from yesterday, Lesley Stedman Weidenbener reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal:The Bureau of Motor Vehicles...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Ind. Law - "It's the law" today reports "Smiling, glasses and hats taboo for driver's license photos"

Ken Kosky's always interesting "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on BMV photos, with some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 08, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Red light camera push starts again"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on red light cameras is this story today in the Lafayette Journal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 08, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Ind. Law - "Indiana law keeps victim's father from suing 911"

Ed Ronco of the South Bend Tribune reports today:NILES — During Tonya Goble-Studer's 911 call to LaPorte County authorities more...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 07, 2008

Ind. Law - Even more on "Approving a proposed constitutional amendment that would put limits on property-tax bills, so it can be put on the ballot for ratification in 2010"

Updating earlier ILB entries on the proposed constitutional amendment to top property taxes (the most recent ILB entry, from Nov....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 07, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Ind. Law - "Legal to ship wine as gift, to yourself"?

Dan & Krista Stockman, authors of Uncorked - A column for those who want to love wine, but don't know...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 06, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Ind. Law - More on "Another Indy law firm acquired in merger"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, John Russell of the Indianapolis Star reports today in a story headed "Locke Reynolds: new name,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 05, 2008

Ind. Law - IU Law - Bloomington receives $35 million gift

Jeff Swiatek reports today in the Indianapolis Star in a story that begins:Saying he wants to help train better lawyers,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 05, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Ind. Law - "Another Indy law firm acquired in merger"

Tom Spaulding of the Indianapolis Star reports today:Partners at the law firms Frost Brown Todd LLC and Locke Reynolds LP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 04, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Ind. Law - Report on the current status of the Indiana statutes on the General Assembly website

I am delighted to report that within the last few days the General Assembly has made available online the Session...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

Ind. Law - "State legislators unlikely to tackle same-sex marriage amendment in 2009"

Bill Ruthhart of the Indianapolis Star has a lengthy front-page story today reporting:Though the number of states adopting bans on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 01, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on "Approving a proposed constitutional amendment that would put limits on property-tax bills, so it can be put on the ballot for ratification in 2010"

Updating this Nov. 9th entry quoting a story by Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal, and an entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 30, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: Other mayors' races still at issue?

This Nov. 21 ILB entry promised the Special Judge's decision in the City of Anderson mayoral election dispute. Here it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 24, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Other mayors' races still at issue?

On Nov. 19th the ILB posted this entry, asking whether the mayoral races in Anderson and Muncie were still...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Recodifications, legislative histories, and tables

In an Oct. 22nd ILB entry I wrote:Following on the two-part article titled "Can you rely on the Indiana Code,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ind. Law - Other mayors' races still at issue?

Either nothing more has happened or I've lost track of the Anderson mayor's race, where the most recent ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ind. Law - "Recordings detail alleged voter fraud in Jeffersonville" mayor's race

Another mayor's race in the news, but in this case it is because voter fraud is alleged. David A. Mann...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ind. Law - "It's the law" today examines Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana Dunes State Park rules

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ind. Law - ISP to ticket golf carts driven on city streets of Madison

Updating this long list of ILB entries on golf carts, Peggy Vlerebome reported Friday in the Madison Courier:The Indiana State...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ind. Law - "Surveyors seek to re-establish Mich.-Ind. border"

James Prichard of the AP reports today in the Chicago Tribune:NILES TOWNSHIP, Mich. - It has been 25 years since...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ind. Law - "Gun ruling unlikely to affect cases in Indiana"

Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today under the headline "Gun ruling unlikely to affect cases...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ind. Law - "Gary cops waging court fight over residency"

A story today in the Gary Post-Tribune begins:GARY -- When they're not fighting crime, Gary police officers are waging a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 16, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on "ACORN followed law on suspect voter registrations"

Updating ILB entries from Oct. 18th and Oct. 27th, two reports today from NW Indiana on the impact of ACORN...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 14, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ind. Law - More on "Approving a proposed constitutional amendment that would put limits on property-tax bills, so it can be put on the ballot for ratification in 2010"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 9th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today arguing against, at least...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Ind. Law - "Approving a proposed constitutional amendment that would put limits on property-tax bills, so it can be put on the ballot for ratification in 2010"

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal writes today about one of the big issues facing the 2009 General...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 09, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Ind. Law - Non-code "Legislative changes affect several county term times"

Part II of my October Res Gestae article, "Can You Rely on the Indiana Code?" set out a number...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 07, 2008

Ind. Law - "Voter ID law confusion persists"

Margaret Fosmoe of the South Bend Tribune reports today:SOUTH BEND — Indiana mails postcards to each newly registered voter stating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 07, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Ind. Law - "Lake County sees climb in provisional ballots Tuesday" [Updated]

Marisa Kwiatkowski has this report in the NWI Times. A quote:Lake County voter rolls couldn't keep up with the flood...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Ind. Law - "Impact of Photo Identification at the Polls Through an Examination of Provisional Ballots"

A new and timely election law article (40 pp., including 18 pp. data), forthcoming in the Journal Law and Politics,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Ind. Law - "It's the law" today examines election laws

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on election laws. From the article:A huge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 03, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Ind. Law - No satellite voting in Allen County

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long story today that reports:INDIANAPOLIS – Voters in Lake, Marion,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ind. Law - "Lake County officials to decide long lines issue during election meeting Saturday"

Bill Dolan reports today in the NWI Times:CROWN POINT | Lake County elections officials are debating whether long lines anticipated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 30, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ind. Law - More on "ACORN followed law on suspect voter registrations" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 18, Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star, who wrote the earlier story, reports today:Secretary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 27, 2008

Ind. Law - "It's the law" today examines hunting laws

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on hunting laws. The article begins:With firearms...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 27, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ind. Law - "Two offenses, but one candidate stays, the other goes"

The ILB has had numerous stories of candidates found to be ineligible for run for office, or to hold office,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 24, 2008

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ind. Law - "Accomplished White Collar Crime Attorneys Join Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Washington, D.C., Office"

From a lengthy press release dated Oct. 23:Solomon Wisenberg and Adrienne Urrutia Wisenberg, two nationally recognized white collar crime criminal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ind. Law - "Attorney found dead in field; Marshall coroner rules death suicide" [Updated]

Jeff Parrott of the South Bend Tribune has the report, that begins:A police search for a missing Bremen attorney ended...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ind. Law - Recodifications, legislative histories, and tables

Following on the two-part article titled "Can you rely on the Indiana Code," I have a brief article slated for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ind. Law - "It's the law: How much alcohol is too much for drivers?"

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on drunken driving laws. The article begins:Every...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 20, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ind. Law - "ACORN followed law on suspect voter registrations" [Updated]

A good story today by Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star cuts through some of the election law confusion currently...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 18, 2008

Ind. Law - Indiana's Constitutional provisions guiding state investments

Curious because of current market conditions, I've reviewed the Indiana Constitution and statutes, but cannot say for sure that I've...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 18, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ind. Law - Yet more on: "Indy Law Firm moves beyond its nightmare"

John Ketzenberger of the Indianapolis Star, who first wrote about this case two years ago, writes again today under the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 16, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Law - More on: "Lawyers worry about liability if banks holding client trust accounts fail"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 8, which linked to a national article, Donald R. Lundberg, Executive Secretary of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 13, 2008

Ind. Law - "It's the law: Out-of-state plates are illegal"

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on the law requiring people to obtain...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 13, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ind. Law - "States’ Film Production Incentives Cause Jitters"

An interesting story with an Indiana twist today in the NY Times. Some quotes from Michael Cieply's long report:LOS ANGELES...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ind. Law - Yet more on: Vanderburgh commissioners pass abortion regulations

Updating ILB entries from August re Vanderburgh commissioners passing abortion regulations (see list of ILB entries here), Thomas B. Langhorne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 10, 2008

Ind. Law - Yet more on: "Can you rely on the Indiana Code?"

Updating this ILB entry from September 30, the October issue of Res Gestae arrived in the mail today. It contains...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 10, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

Ind. Law - Greenwood and Bargersville are trying to avoid bringing a judge into annexation dispute

Jason Thomas reports today in the Indianapolis Star in a story that begins:BARGERVILLE, Ind. -- The lines have been drawn...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 06, 2008

Ind. Law - "It's the law: Some weapons are illegal to have"

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on getting weapons that are illegal to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 06, 2008

Ind. Law - The Indiana Law Blog's Legislative Research Shortcuts

I've created a new resource for those doing Indiana legislative research, The Indiana Law Blog's Legislative Research Shortcuts. I believe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 06, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Ind. Decisions - Remote voting sites at issue in Lake County [Updated]

John Byrne reported Saturday in the Gary Post-Tribune:HAMMOND -- Lawyers for the major political parties spent Friday battling in state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 05, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ind. Law - "Prof. Amy Applegate honored with 2008 Women in the Law Award"

From an IU release today that begins:BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Amy Applegate, clinical professor and director of the Family and Children...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 02, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Ind. Law - "When deadly force is justified"

Francesca Jarosz of the Indianapolis Star writes today on the Indiana law justifying the use of deadly force. Some quotes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Can you rely on the Indiana Code?"

In this ILB entry from Aug. 23rd, I reported that I was preparing Part II of my Res Gestae article,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Ind. Law - It's the Law: Getting arrested for being with a lawbreaker

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on getting arrested for being with a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ind. Law - "Law clerk job led to contacts with those shaping society"

IU’s Vice President of Engagement William Stephan writes today in the Indianapolis Star in an article that begins:You might say...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 28, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Ind. Law - "County abortion regulations closely watched in Indiana"

Judy Keen reports in USA Today:Abortion opponents in Indiana are encouraging passage of regulations at the county level that abortion-rights...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Brush up on your election law knowledge

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on elections, the Greencastle Banner Graphic has a comprehensive story today headed "Various deadlines for election...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 25, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ind. Law - Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh to lecture in Bloomington on the importance of church and state separation

From the press release:Former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh will return to his alma mater on Thursday, Sept. 25, to present...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 22, 2008

Ind. Law - "Doctors look to track, review peers' surgery files"

This ILB entry from Sept. 6th quoted a story from Amanda Iacone of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that began:Allen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: Hoosiers may apply for gun permits online

Updating this ILB entry from July 2nd, where the ILB noted:Instead of going to storefronts that advertise "Gun Permits Typed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 21, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ind. Law - "Golf carts a cheaper, but illegal, way to get around small towns"

So wrote Laura Lane yesterday in the Bloomington Herald-Times. Some quotes from the excellent story ($$):WORTHINGTON — Hal Harp is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ind. Law - Virginia O'Leary, Indiana civil rights lawyer, dies

Lindsey Ziliak reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:Virginia O'Leary broke the proverbial glass ceiling in her pursuit of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 18, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ind. Law - It's the Law: Disorderly conduct

Ken Kosky's "It's the Law" column in the NWI Times this week focuses on disorderly conduct:One of the most frustrating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 15, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ind. Law - "If residents want golf carts, contact lawmakers"

From the Sept. 11th Greene County Daily World, a story by Anna Rochelle. Some quotes:The Worthington Town Council did not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 12, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Ind. Law - "Indiana legislators tackle illegal immigration again"

Niki Kelly reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette under the headline "Legal minds at odds over immigration edicts."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Monday, September 08, 2008

Ind. Law - "People can get arrested for shoving, grabbing"

Last Monday Ken Kosby has a story in the NWI Times about school zone speeding and school bus stop arm...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 08, 2008

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Ind. Law - More on "Wine-shipping rules still not settled"

Updating this ILB entry from Aug. 23rd, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Dan and Krista Stockman write today in their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 06, 2008

Ind. Law - Even more on: "Allen County bill may effectively limit abortion"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, today Amanda Iacone of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a long and detailed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 06, 2008

Friday, September 05, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Allen County bill may effectively limit abortion"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, quoting an Evansville Courier & Press editorial, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 05, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Allen County bill may effectively limit abortion"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Sept. 3, the Evansville Courier & Press today editorializes:The abortion ordinance issue that erupted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 04, 2008

Ind. Law - "Police to go after unlicensed scooters"

Confusion continues. Today Amanda Iacone of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. reports on motor scooters. They require a a title,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 04, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: Indiana building codes, part of the Indiana Administrative Code, are not available online [Corrected]

Yesterday the ILB posted this entry about how a fellow named Carl Malamud was making available online the building codes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Ind. Law - "Allen County bill may effectively limit abortion"

Recall the controversy last month, recorded in these ILB entries under the heading "Vanderburgh commissioners pass abortion regulations." Part of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Indiana building codes, part of the Indiana Administrative Code, are not available online [Updated]

This is big! Recall this ILB entry, from August 7th, complaining that the Indiana building codes were not available online?...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ind. Law - "Upon request, the veterinarian shall provide the prescription to the client"

JAVMA News has a story dated Sept. 15 on state legislation enacted so far in 2008 relating to veterinary practice....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ind. Law - "Golf carts, state police policy collide"

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today has the definitive newspaper article, so far, on the golf cart...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Monday, September 01, 2008

Ind. Law - Disregarding school bus stop arm is a misdemeanor

Ken Kosby has a story today in the NWI Times:This is the first in a series of articles highlighting commonly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 01, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

Ind. Law - The golf cart issue seems to be snowballing

Following up on my post Wed., August 27th, which quoted both the Indiana State Police press release on golf carts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 29, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ind. Law - Yet another confusing story about the legality of golf carts of public streets and roads

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, here is a story by Katie Shane at WabashValley.com. Some quotes:By the look of it Gene...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: AG announces filing suit to stop illegal fax blaster

Recall this ILB entry from August 19th, where the AG announced he was filing suit "seeking more than $1.5 million...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: State Police issue golf carts press release [Updated with answer from ISP]

The ILB posted the Indiana State Police press release yesterday and thought it was a clear statement of the ISP's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ind. Law - State Police issue golf carts press release

The Indiana State Police has just issued a press release on golf carts. Here is the whole thing; here are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Ind. Law - "Moped rider's Catch-22"; also, golf carts legal in South Carolina

Mopeds. Frank Gray of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a column today, not about golf carts, but about another...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Can you rely on the Indiana Code?"

Yesterday afternoon several of us, members of the Environmental Law Section of the Indiana State Bar Association, buttressed in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Red light camera push starts again"

Updating this ILB entry from April 18th, an editorial today in the NWI Times is headlined: "Green light to cut...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ind. Law - More on "Digital billboard gets nod from zoning board"

Updating this ILB entry from August 13, Jeff Swiatek of the Indianapolis Star reports today:The city has reversed a zoning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on: "Indiana taxpayers contribute millions to lawmakers' generous pension plan"

Updating this ILB entry from August 15th, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has an editorial today headed "In a different...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Vanderburgh commissioners pass abortion regulations"

Updating this ILB entry from August 16th, Thomas B. Langhorne of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:In remarks alternately...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ind. Law - Pressure for allowing golf carts on public streets continues

Monday the ILB posted this entry, which we titled "State police say golf carts are illegal on city streets, period."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ind. Law - Revival in Crown Point brings complaints from neighbors

From the AP:CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - Crown Point city officials are threatening to revoke a permit for a church's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ind. Law - AG announces filing suit to stop illegal fax blaster

Here is the story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, and here is the AG's press release. Here is how...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Ind. Law - State police say golf carts are illegal on city streets, period

Jenny Peter of the Vincennes Sun Commercial reports:The Vincennes City Council hasn't made a decision on whether to regulate the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 18, 2008

Ind. Law - "Red light camera push starts again"

So reports Patrick Guinane of the NWI Times in a comprehensive story. Some quotes:INDIANAPOLIS | A move to let Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 18, 2008

Ind. Law - "State has duty to pay for school books"

The Supreme Court's 2006 decision in Frank Nagy, et al. v. Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation (for background, start here) is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 18, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on: "Indiana taxpayers contribute millions to lawmakers' generous pension plan"

The Indianapolis Star's editorial today focuses on legislators' remuneration, as did its stories on August 15 (see ILB entries here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Vanderburgh commissioners pass abortion regulations"

Updating this August 15th ILB entry, Thomas B. Langhorne reports again today in the Evansville Courier & Press about the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 16, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Ind. Gov't. - More on: "Indiana taxpayers contribute millions to lawmakers' generous pension plan"

Here are some thoughts on the earlier ILB entry today based on Matt Tulley's Indianapolis Star story. Tulley wrote, in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2008

Ind. Gov't. - "Indiana taxpayers contribute millions to lawmakers' generous pension plan"

Legislators passed a law in 2004 to make confidential the amount of their contributions, and the state's contributions, to their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2008

Ind. Law - "Vanderburgh commissioners pass abortion regulations"

"Physician seeks law for post-op" was the headline of a story by Amanda Iacone published Aug. 9th in the Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Hammond's red light camera ordinance not legal"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, where the Lafayette Journal & Courier reported: 'Both Lafayette and West Lafayette mayors said...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on golf carts in Lebanon

Updating this ILB entry from June 26th, the Boone County FastNews had a report yesterday headed: "Golf cart use still...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Ind. Law - "Digital billboard gets nod from zoning board"

Updating this ILB entry from May 18th (the first half of which talks about plain old-fashioned billboards), y Jeff Swiatek...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Barnes & Thornburg is cutting its summer associate program next year in its Chicago office"

Apparently not just B&T anymore. Updating this ILB entry from Aug. 6, Lynne Marek of The National Law Journal reports...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Hammond's red light camera ordinance not legal"

Updating this ILB entry from August 9th, Michael Malik of the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports today:Both Lafayette and West...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ind. Law - An ATV is not a golf cart and a county road is not necessarily a gravel road

On July 27th, the ILB cited a story in the Evansville Courier & Press that began:Vanderburgh County Commissioners have made...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ind. Law - "Golf carts a possibility on Oldenburg streets"

Debbie Blank reported Aug. 8th in the Batesville Herald Tribune:Will golf carts be a common sight on Oldenburg streets in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Ind. Law - "New law reshapes government construction game"

That is the headline of a story today by Patrick Guinane in the NWI Times. A quote:The Indiana General Assembly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 10, 2008

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Ind. Law - "Indianapolis civil rights advocate Alan Nolan dies at 85"

From the front-page of this morning's Indianapolis Star, a lengthy story by Heather Gillers that begins:Alan Nolan had credentials and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 09, 2008

Ind. Law - "Hammond's red light camera ordinance not legal"

Several Indiana cities have been looking into using red-light cameras, Gary, Hammond, West Lafayette among them. The ILB has had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 09, 2008

Friday, August 08, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: ILB makes the complete history of the Indiana Code of 1971 accessible; and a plea for funding

Updating this ILB entry from August 4th, I've now completed the second index to the complete history of the deliberations...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 08, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Ind. Law - "Barnes & Thornburg is cutting its summer associate program next year in its Chicago office"

From a story by Lynne Marek in the National Law Journal:Barnes & Thornburg, a 450-lawyer firm based in Indianapolis, is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Ind. Law - Greenwood homeowners assoc. bans sex offenders

From WISHTV8, August 8, some quotes from a lengthy story:GREENWOOD, Ind. (The Daily Journal) - A group of Greenwood residents...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Ind. Law - A number of new golf cart stories today

From the Elkhart Truth, a brief report from the Middlebury Town Council meeting of 8/4/08:Discussed possibly allowing residents to drive...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Ind. Law - More on "Deadline looms for lenders, mortgage brokers must pass test"

Updating this ILB entry from July 8th, here is the list of revoked mortgage brokers from the Secretary of State's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

Ind. Law - ILB makes the complete history of the Indiana Code of 1971 accessible; and a plea for funding

Today I am very pleased to announce that I have been able to make available online the complete legislative history...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 04, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ind. Law - Looking back through the ILB archives

From the Indiana Law Blog archives, one year ago July 25th-31st:Courts - New Albany, adult store still await ruling (July...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ind. Law - Proposed Vincennes golf cart ordinance "driven to committee"

Updating this ILB entry from July 22, Jenny Peter of the Vincennes Sun Commercial reports today:An ordinance that would regulate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

Ind. Law - Jeffersonville considering legalizing golf carts

David A. Mann reports today in the Jeffersonville News & Tribune:[Jeffersonville city councilman Mike] Smith’s already written a draft version...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 28, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ind. Law - "Law allows ATVs on gravel roads"

Thomas B. Langhorne of the Evansville Courier & Press reported Friday:Vanderburgh County Commissioners have made it a little bit easier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ind. Law - "Meth chefs sharing techniques"

A quote from a lengthy story today by Abby Slutsky of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:As police have improved techniques...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: AG Carter will not appeal either of two recent district court rulings voiding 2008 legislation

Updating this ILB entry from July 24th, The Bedford Times-Mail editorializes today:Attorney General Steve Carter has shown a remarkable and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 27, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ind. Decisions - AG Carter will not appeal either of two recent district court rulings voiding 2008 legislation

On July 2nd, Attorney General Carter issued a release re Judge Sarah Evans Barker's July 1st ruling in Big Hat...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 24, 2008

Ind. Law - Following up on: Can you rely on the Indiana Code?

I've gotten really good reaction to my May Res Gestae article, "Can you rely on the Indiana Code - Part...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 24, 2008

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: More issues with the General Assembly's website

Updating this ILB entry from July 13th, where I wrote:[W]hen it posted the link for the Acts of 2008, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on "City considers allowing golf carts on streets"

Referencing the ILB item posted earlier this afternoon on the proposed Vincennes golf cart ordinance, Kevin R. Patmore, an attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ind. Law - More on "City considers allowing golf carts on streets"

Updating this ILB entry from May 30th, Jenny Peter of the Vincennes Sun Commercial reports:An ordinance drafted by VPD Chief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Pesky artists at both ends of the state

Updating Sunday's ILB entry about Evansville's new arts district zoning ordinance is this Courier & Press editorial today. Some quotes:In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Grand jury returns indictment in Jeffersonville "road rage" case

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier Journal has a long story today on the grand jury...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Ind. Law - Longtime legislative attorney John Bremer, 86, dies

From the July 20th Indianapolis Star obituary:John was an attorney from May 1, 1971 and retired in Nov. 1, 1992....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 21, 2008

Ind. Law - Grand jury returns indictment in Jeffersonville "road rage" case

The Jeffersonville News & Tribune has an early report that begins:A Clark County Grand Jury this morning indicted Yalanda Parrish...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ind. Law - Lake County "Access to Justice" Award will be presented posthumously

From the Gary Post-Tribune:GARY -- The "Access to Justice" Award will be presented posthumously to the late attorney Gary Weiss...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 20, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ind. Law - Bloomington attorney Sylvan W. Tackitt, 99, dies

From the Bloomington Herald-Times, this story:Longtime attorney Sylvan W. Tackitt, 99, died Thursday at Bloomington Hospital. Tackitt had been a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ind. Law - Pesky artists at both ends of the state

On July 11th the ILB posted this entry, headed "Ind. Law - "Artist asks Valparaiso board to define vendor policy."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 19, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ind. Law - Yet more on: "Lawyer says driver is devastated by shooting: Woman had no choice, he said"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Harold J. Adams of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today that:The driver who shot...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Southern Illinois town saves gas money with golf carts"; Illinois has authorizing statute

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, it appears that towns all over Illinois are jumping on the golf cart band wagon. Steve...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ind. Law - Town of Crothersville Limits Sex Offenders

A July 9th story in the Crothersville Times reports:Passage of ordinances controlling sex offenders on public property and re-establishing a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: More issues with the General Assembly's website

Updating this ILB entry from July 13th, the General Assembly's online version of the Indiana Code now has been updated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ind. Law - "Southern Illinois town saves gas money with golf carts"

All of a sudden, it looks like many are jumping on the golf cart band wagon. Today the Louisville Courier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Lawyer says driver is devastated by shooting: Woman had no choice, he said"

As noted in this June 21, 2008 ILB entry, in 2006 the General Assembly passed a law providing that "a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ind. Law - Looking back through the ILB archives

From the Indiana Law Blog archives, one year ago this week:Ind. Law - Governor replaces commissioner of the Department of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 14, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ind. Law - More issues with the General Assembly's website

The Acts of Indiana. Recently the General Assembly posted the PDF files for the Acts of 2008 on its website....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ind. Law - "New alcohol regulations served up"

Gavin Lesnick of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:New alcoholic beverage regulations and enforcement laws that went into effect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 13, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Ind. Law - "Artist asks Valparaiso board to define vendor policy"

We've reported on the development of golf cart ordinances and wind farm ordinances, as well as local efforts at governing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ind. Law - Clinton County developing wind farm ordinance

Max Showalter reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier:FRANKFORT -- Members of the Clinton County Area Plan Commission Ordinance Review...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Anderson police remain on the lookout for a man believed to have abducted his lawyer at knifepoint"

An update to this ILB report from July 8th, this story from the Muncie Star-Press:Police on Wednesday night found a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Ind. Law - "Deadline looms for lenders, mortgage brokers must pass test"

Secretary of State Todd Rokita held a press conference yesterday and at least four Indianapolis newspapers have original coverage, rather...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Ind. Law - "Anderson police remain on the lookout for a man believed to have abducted his lawyer at knifepoint"

Read the latest updates here from, complete with photos, the Anderson Herald-Bulletin. A quote:Richard Lee Hudson was still at large...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Indiana Law - "Indy law firm moves beyond its nightmare"

John Ketzenberger, business columnist for the Indianapolis Star, writes again today about the law firm of Fillenwarth Dennerline Groth &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Monday, July 07, 2008

Ind. Law - Golf carts, but not ATVs in Geneva

The Tri-Weekly Berne News has this report today by Christina Stucky:The Geneva Town Council met on Tuesday night, July 1,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 07, 2008

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Ind. Law - "Fore! Winchester could allow golf carts on streets"

Joy Leiker of the Muncie Star-Press reports today:WINCHESTER -- In the wake of higher fuel prices, Hoosiers are searching for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 06, 2008

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Ind. Law - "Helmet-law discussion gears up as motorcycle deaths rise"

Vic Ryckaert of the Indianapolis Star reports today in a story that begins:At least 12 people have died in motorcycle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 05, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Hoosiers may apply for gun permits online

Updating yesterday's ILB entry referencing a story from the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, the Journal Gazette has posted what appears...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Ind. Law - Hoosiers may apply for gun permits online

That from this story this morning by Anne Gregory of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:Residents of Wells and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Impact of the decision in Heller on Indiana (and Chicago)

Updating this ILB entry from June 27th, David G. Savage of the LA Tmes had an excellent analysis piece June...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 30, 2008

Ind. Law - "Law requiring schools and governments to receive referendum approval for large, publicly financed projects takes effect July 1"

Niki Kelly reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today under the headline "New law bolsters voter say on taxes."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 30, 2008

Ind. Law - "Tragic cases often spur fetal homicide laws"

Deanna Martin, writing today for the AP, has a long article on fetal homicide. The article starts by referencing Marion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 30, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ind. Law - "Activist lawyer works to keep city honest"

John Ketzenberger's column today in the Indianapolis Star begins:What's gotten into local attorney Paul Ogden? A Republican and former political...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ind. Law - Some of the new laws taking effect July 1

Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today on some of the new laws taking effect July 1st....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 29, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ind. Law - "Legislative patchwork befuddles state panel"

So reads the headline to a story by Patrick Guinane in yesterday's NWI Times: INDIANAPOLIS | The legislative labyrinth surrounding...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ind. Decisions - More on: Judge Hamilton holds SB 258 unconstitutional

In John Doe v. Prosecutor, Marion County, an opinion issued by federal Judge David Hamilton June 24th, Senate Enrolled Act...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 28, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Ind. Law - Impact of the decision in Heller on Indiana (and Chicago)

According to two stories today, the impact of the SCOTUS's decision yesterday in District of Columbia v. Heller on Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ind. Law - More on golf carts in Lebanon

Tim Evans comprehensive front-page Indianapolis Star story Sunday, June 22nd (see ILB summary), headlined: "Debate rolls on: Hoosier towns mixed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ind. Law - "Key to safe-haven law is spreading the word"

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today on Indiana's Safe Haven Law. Some quotes:Since Indiana enacted the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ind. Law - "New laws take effect on July 1"

Ed Ronco of the South Bend Tribune has this story on new laws today. The subhead is "Great Lakes protection,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ind. Law - "Ind. law bars guns at work"; potential impact of Heller

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today in the aftermath of the shootings this week at a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 26, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Lawyer says driver is devastated by shooting: Woman had no choice, he said"

Updating this ILB entry from June 21st, Michelle Day of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today under the headline: "Grand...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ind. Law - "Indiana towns, counties debate golf cart road worthiness"

That is the headline of a story by Tim Murray today on WTHD 105.5, serving NE Indiana and S Michigan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ind. Law - Golf carts in Sullivan County

WTHI TV News had this story yesterday, complete with video, titled "Golf carts hit the roads in Sullivan County."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

Ind. Law - Recently passed golf cart ordinances made available to ILB

Both the Town of Summitville and the City of Elwood have recently passed ordinances allowing golf carts, with some restrictions....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 23, 2008

Ind. Law - Golf cart issues featured in story today

Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star has a lengthy front-page feature story today headlined: "Debate rolls on: Hoosier towns mixed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 23, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ind. Law - Another golf cart accident, this one a fatality on a state highway

An unattributed report in the Lafayette Journal Courier this afternoon:A Newton County man is dead following a two-vehicle crash in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 21, 2008

Ind. Law - "Lawyer says driver is devastated by shooting: Woman had no choice, he said"

From an Evansville Courier& Press story quoted in this March 22, 2006 ILB entry:Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed two bills...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 21, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "West Lafayette will test red light cameras"; Hammond Update

Updating this ILB entry from June 18th, Michael Malik reports today in the Lafayette Journal Courier. Here is a quote...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ind. Law - Golf cart falls can be serious

The ILB has had numerous entries about cities and towns trying to decide whether golf carts may be driven on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ind. Law - "West Lafayette will test red light cameras"

Recall the recent ILB entries headed "Red light cameras legal?" - the most recent is from June 17th - about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ind. Law - "Debriefing on the ISBA Solo & Small Firm Conference"

William D. Henderson, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana Univ. School of Law, Bloomington, and one of the editors of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ind. Law - Even more on "Red light cameras legal?"

Updating earlier ILB entries on red light cameras, the most recent being this one from June 10th, Susan Brown of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ind. Law - "Misinformation about flood insurance leaves some with nothing"

That is the headline to a lengthy story today in the Terre Haute Tribune Star that begins:TERRE HAUTE — When...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 15, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: How much can you rely on what is in the Indiana Code?

In this May 12th ILB entry I posted the draft version of an article I wrote to be published in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 14, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ind. Law - Greencastle "faced with golf cart issue"

Adam Coates. of the Greencastle Banner Graphic, reported Wednesday:Greencastle residents feeling the pinch from rising gasoline prices are starting to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ind. Law - "DNA databases help police solve cold cases"

Unlike other ILB entires (eg this one from June 2nd) quoting stories that complain of the "CSI effect", this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on "Red light cameras legal?"

Updating this ILB entry from June 8th, Susan Brown of the NWI Times reports today in a story that begins:HAMMOND...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Clark County attorney works for State Department as a contract lawyer

Updating yesterday's story, today Ben Zion Hershberg and Rick Rojas of the Louisville Courier Journal report:After two years of working...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Monday, June 09, 2008

Ind. Law - "Barnes & Thornburg LLP Establishes Practice Group Focused on Nanotechnology Opportunities"

A press release today begins:INDIANAPOLIS, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The anticipated impact of nanotechnology upon society is frequently referred to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 09, 2008

Ind. Law - Clark County attorney works for State Department as a contract lawyer

Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal writes today in a story that begins:Jeremy Mull knew he wasn't in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 09, 2008

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Ind. Law - More on "Red light cameras legal?"

Updating this ILB entry from June 4th, Susan Brown of the NWI Times has a comprehensive story today on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 08, 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Bloomfield to 'test' golf carts on the streets this weekend"

POSTPONED! Timberly Ferree reports today in the Greene County Daily World:The Bloomfield Town Council retracted the suspension of the golf...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 06, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Bloomfield to 'test' golf carts on the streets this weekend"

Updating this ILB entry from Thursday, first, see the photo, then the description:To protest what he thinks is an absurdity...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 06, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Ind. Law - "Bloomfield to 'test' golf carts on the streets this weekend"

Timberly Ferree of the Greene County Daly World reported June 3rd:Look for golf carts on the streets of Bloomfield this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 05, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ind. Law - "Red light cameras legal?"

"Red light cameras legal?" is the headlne to this story today in the NWI Times, written by Susan Brown. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Ind. Law - "Baker & Daniels Opens Chicago Office"

Baker & Daniels LLP issued a press release yesterday "announcing plans to establish a significant presence in Chicago with the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

Ind. Law - "Local crime scene investigators debunk some myths about their work"

A story today in the Evansville Courier & Press reminds us that police work is not like CSI. Gavin Lesnick...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 02, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Ind. Law - "City considers allowing golf carts on streets"

Our most recent entry on golf carts on city streets was dated May 16th. Today Jenny Peter of the Vincennes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 30, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Booksellers incensed over sexual content law"

Updating this ILB entry from May 7th about HEA 1042, NPR's All Things Considered this afternoon had a feature by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ind. Law - Plain old-fashioned billboards and digital billboards

Plain old-fashioned billboards. This ILB entry from January 19. 2008, headed "Billboards will be history" - agreement filed Friday in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ind. Law - Valpo Law's "nontraditional" law graduates

A story today by Amy Lavalley of the Gary Post-Tribune begins:VALPARAISO -- Jeffery Earl and JoBeth Cruz joined about 140...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 18, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Ind. Law - Even more on golf carts in Greene County

This ILB entry from Nov. 9, 2007 quoted a story in the Green County Daily World that began: "Golf carts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 16, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Ind. Law - "Law aids breast-feeding moms at work"

Shari Rudavsky reports today in the Indianapolis Star:New moms returning to work may find it easier to keep breast-feeding after...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: How much can you rely on what is in the Indiana Code?

Updating this ILB entry from Monday, May 12th, about my article for the May 2008 issue of Res Gestae, titled,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Ind. Law - "Converse council may govern golf carts"

The ILB has had a rather long list of entries on the subject of use of golf carts on streets...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 12, 2008

Ind. Law - How much can you rely on what is in the Indiana Code?

In 2006 I wrote in an article for Res Gestae that the online version of the Indiana Code, which is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 12, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Ind. Gov't. - "Same-sex benefits decision tabled" at Univ. Southern Indiana

Kate Braser's report today in the Evansville Courier & Press includes these quotes:The University of Southern Indiana board of trustees...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 11, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

Law - "Empty Homes Spur Cities' Suits: Banks, lenders sued to recover costs"

Julie Kay of The National Law Journal has an interesting article today that begins:Homeowners aren't the only ones claiming they...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 09, 2008

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: "Booksellers incensed over sexual content law"

Not only booksellers, but the Indianapolis Museum of Art, according to this longish story by Tim Evans of the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 08, 2008

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Booksellers incensed over sexual content law"

Updating this ILB entry from March 26th about HEA 1042, Tim Evans of the Indianapolis Star reports this afternoon:The American...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Well-known Merrillville attorney killed in car crash

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Marisa Kwiatkowski of the NWI Times has a long story today headed "Prominent attorney's death shocks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 01, 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Law - Interesting juxtaposition of legal views this week

Earlier this week the ILB pointed to Justice Scalia's 60 Minutes interview. After reading Jon Murray's story in the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ind. Law - Well-known Merrillville attorney killed in car crash

From the Chicago Sun-Times:CROWN POINT. A woman and three men -- including a well-known lawyer -- were killed Tuesday night...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ind. Law - Is ACLU-Indiana on a losing streak?

Ken Kusmer of the AP uses the ACLU-Indiana loss Tuesday before the SCOTUS in the voter ID case to explore...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Sommer Barnard may merge with Cincinnati firm

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, Alexander Coolidge of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports today:In its largest acquisition ever, downtown Cincinnati...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ind. Gov't. - "Advocacy groups say Indiana's law, regulations are among top 6 in nation"

The Indianapolis Star has a story today by David Crary of the AP, along with Tim Evans of the Star,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Ind. Law - Sommer Barnard may merge with Cincinnati firm

Ted Evanoff of the Indianapolis Star reports today in a story that begins:Partners at the Indianapolis law firm Sommer Barnard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ind. Law - More on "Vigo’s Ephedrine ordinance could be revamped"

On April 17 the ILB quoted from a Terre Haute Trib-Star story about Vigo County's local ordinance on meth ingredients....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ind. Law - More on "Should sex offenders' wrongs cost them their civil rights?"

Following up on reporter Laura Lane's comprehensive look yesterday at the issues posed by sex offender statutes (see ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 17, 2008

Ind. Law - "Vigo’s Ephedrine ordinance could be revamped"

Howard Greninger reports today in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star in a story that begins:A county ordinance aimed at ingredients used...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ind. Law - "Should sex offenders' wrongs cost them their civil rights?" [Updated]

The Court of Appeals heard oral arguments March 31st in the case of State of Indiana vs. Anthony Pollard. Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Ind. Law - "Little progress with state's wine laws"

Dan and Krista Stockman, of the excellent Saturday wine column, "Uncorked," in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, wrote on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 14, 2008

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Ind. Law - Ghost employment charged for work at cemetery

Douglass Walker of the Muncie Star-Press reports today:UNION CITY -- Union City's ex-park and cemetery superintendent faces criminal charges over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Friday, April 04, 2008

Ind. Law - "New law will require passengers to get help"

A story today, via the AP, begins:A new law will prevent passengers from walking away from car wrecks without alerting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 04, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Ind. Law - Yet more on: Jeffersonville bans sex offenders from parks

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 13, 2007, Ben Zion Hershberg of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 03, 2008

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Ind. Law- More on: 2008 US News Law School Rankings now available

Updating this ILB entry from last Friday, the WSJ Law Blog has an interesting entry this morning about how the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

Ind. Law- 2008 US News Law School Rankings now available

Here is a comparative ranking of the four Indiana law schools. IU-Bloomington, #36; IU-Indianapolis, #68; Notre Dame, #22; Valparaiso, Tier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Booksellers incensed over sexual content law"

Updating this ILB entry from March 28th quoting from an Indianapolis Star story, the Star today has an editorial criticizing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2008

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ind. Law - "Booksellers incensed over sexual content law"

Tim Evans reports today in the Indianapolis Star on a law passed by the General Assembly and signed by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Ind. Law - Governor's action on 2008 bills now complete

From a media advisory:The 2008 Bill Watch on the governor’s Web site has been updated. Thirty-three bills were signed by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 24, 2008

Ind. Law - New law would target loan predators

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier & Press reported Sunday in a lengthy story that begins:After seeing families forced to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 24, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Allen County examines legal fees

This Feb. 12, 2006 ILB entry quoted a story in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette headlined "County examines legal fees:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ind. Law - "Turnip that stirred panic was message to attorney"

Abby Slutsky reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:A packaged turnip that generated a local law firm’s suspicion Thursday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 15, 2008

Ind. Law - "Wineries lose again: Proposals to loosen Indiana’s distribution system fail"

That is the headline to this comprehensive story today by Jonathan Hiskes in the Indianapolis Business Journal. The story begins:Oliver...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 15, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ind. Law - "Protests prompt near-total rewrite of lead-paint act"

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Niki Kelly had an interesting back-story yesterday on the Senate Bill 143, which is currently...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 13, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ind. Law - Last Week in Review at the Indiana General Assembly

The Evansville Courier & Press' Bryan Corbin's review this Monday of the status of legislation in the General Assembly begins:It's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 10, 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ind. Law - Last Week in Review at the Indiana General Assembly

The Evansville Courier & Press' Bryan Corbin's review this Sunday of the past week in the General Assembly is headlined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 24, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Ind. Law - Last Week in Review at the Indiana General Assembly

The Evansville Courier & Press' Bryan Corbin's review this Monday (usually seen on Sundays) of the past week in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 18, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ind. Law - Zionsville attorney/forensic anthropologist studies LaPorte's 1908 "Lady Bluebeard"

A long story in today's Chicago Tribune by Kristen Kridel is headlined "A century-old mystery: Did serial killer fake her...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Monday, February 11, 2008

Ind. Law - "March 1, physicians in Indiana will see a 19.1 percent decrease in annual surcharges paid into the Patient’s Compensation Fund"

Michael Schroeder reports today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in a story that begins:Health care costs continue to climb,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 11, 2008

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ind. Law - Still more on: Uzelac's name ordered removed from May 8 primary ballot

Updating a long list of ILB entries on the question of whether a convicted felon may run for office in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ind. Law - Last Week in Review at the Indiana General Assembly

The Evansville Courier & Press' Bryan Corbin's review this Sunday of the past week in the General Assembly is headlined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 10, 2008

Monday, February 04, 2008

Ind. Law - Last Week in Review at the Indiana General Assembly

The Evansville Courier & Press' Bryan Corbin's review of the past week in the General Assembly, which appeared Sunday, is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 04, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ind. Law - Last Week in Review at the Indiana General Assembly

The Evansville Courier & Press' Bryan Corbin's review of the past week in the General Assembly today is headlined "Time...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 27, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Hoosier homeowners hit by perfect storm

Updating this ILB entry from August 25, 2007 about ballooning property tax bils and home prices spiraling downwards (if there...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 25, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "This bill puts a pharmacist's individual beliefs above a patient's needs"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 10th on SB 3, Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Law - Should government employees be deleting their emails?

This month's issue of Governing.com has an important article by Ellen Perlman titled "Delete at Your Own Risk: Governments need...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Law - Growing up online: Schools come to grips with technology

Making the connection between this ILB entry earlier today headed "Not law - On PBS tonight: "Growing Up Online" and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Ind. Law - Bill would prevent those convicted of killing their child's other parent from receiving benefits in the event of the child's death

A long story today by Rick Yencer of the Muncie Star-Press begins:MUNCIE -- Thirteen years ago last October, Tommy Ross...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Ind. Law - "Pro bono spirit catches Evansville area lawyers"

Kate Braser of the Evansville Courier & Press reports:The next time a colleague at the water cooler grumbles about attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 21, 2008

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Ind. Law - Last Week in Review at the Indiana General Assembly

The Evansville Courier & Press' Bryan Corbin's review of the past week in the General Assembly today is headlined "Taxes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 20, 2008

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: Forced annexation target of legislation

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 10th, on SB 114, Niki Kelly of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports today:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 17, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

Ind. Law - Yet more on golf carts in Greene County; Bainbridge to ban ATVs but allow golf carts

Updating this Nov. 15 ILB entry, where the Town of Bainbridge struggled over drafting an acceptable ordinance governing ATVs, today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 14, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Ind. Law - Last Week in Review at the Indiana General Assembly

The ILB is pleased to see that the Evansville Courier & Press' Bryan Corbin is continuing in the year 2008...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 13, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ind. Law - Forced annexation target of legislation

Niki Kelly reported Tuesday in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:Cities and towns could no longer initiate annexations if even one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ind. Law - "This bill puts a pharmacist's individual beliefs above a patient's needs" [Updated]

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today on SB 3. Some quotes:Pharmacists could refuse to dispense drugs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2008

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ind. Law - "Electronic signs stir debate"

James D. Wolf Jr. reports today for the Gary Post-Tribune:VALPARAISO -- Battles are brewing over electronic signs in rural Porter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Ind. Law - "Bill: Hold accused abusers 8 hours "

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes:Accused batterers would have to remain in custody for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Ind. Law - What about "The Year 2007 in Review as seen from the Indiana Law Blog"?

The ILB ended last year with a 13-page "Indiana Law Year 2006 in Review." And here is the link to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Ind. Law - Continuing with: Do the changes to the sex offender law mean longtime homeowners must move?

Supplementing this ILB entry from Tuesday, Dec. 18th centering on Tippecanoe County, Bob Kasarda has this story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Ind. Law - Continuing with: Do the changes to the sex offender law mean longtime homeowners must move?

Following up on this ILB entry from Aug. 19th, re three John Doe cases in Tippecanoe County, and this one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Ind. Law - "My Big Break" features Parr Richey attorney

The Indianapolis Star's occasional Sunday feature, "My Big Break," today focuses on Tony Patterson, partner at Parr Richey Obremskey &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 09, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ind. Law - Still more on: New Albany lawsuit seeks new council districts

Updating this ILB entry from July 8, 2006, Dick Kaukas of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ind. Law - "Glaspie said he asked several people in the Republican Party, who he declined to name, if his convictions for intimidation with a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness would make him ineligible"

Another story about a convicted felon and eligibility to public office today, this one in the Lafayette Courier & Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

Ind. Law - "Wine-shipping ruling adds holiday cheer"

The practical implications of the wine-shipping ruling for the holiday shopper were the subject of Dan and Krista Stockman's "Uncorked"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 03, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Ind. Law - More on: Because of two conflicting laws, Lake County Councilman Will Smith Jr. on council until sentencing

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 29th, Patrick Guinane of the Gary Post Tribune writes today:INDIANAPOLIS | A region legislator...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ind. Law - Because of two conflicting laws, Lake County Councilman Will Smith Jr. on council until sentencing

John Byrne of the Gary Post-Tribune reports today:Convicted felon and Lake County Councilman Will Smith Jr. appears to be on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 29, 2007

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Ind. Law - "Gary cameras may nab drivers who run red lights"

Jon Seidel reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune:Running a red light in the city might get riskier if talks between...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Ind. Econ. Dev. - Distilling ethanol? Why not vodka?

"Farmyard Stills Quench a Thirst for Local Spirits" is the headline to a front-page story in today's NY Times reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 25, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - More on: "Terre Haute Mayor Kevin Burke has thrown opponent Duke Bennett’s eligibility to be mayor into question"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 16th, Austin Arceo of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports today:TERRE HAUTE — Terre Haute...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Ind. Law - How well does the provisional ballot work in real life?

The Kokomo Tribune column "Public Eye" by Scott Smith and Ken de la Bastide, has this item, of interest particularly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ind. Law - Still more on golf carts in Greene County; Bainbridge to ban ATVs but allow golf carts

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 12, 2007, which quoted a Greencastle Banner Graphic story that began: "The Bainbridge Town...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 15, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ind. Law - More on "Argos Town Board Discusses Golf Cart Ordinance"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 7th, the Argos station, WTCA, AM 1050, reports:11/10/07 The Argos Town Council passed on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Ind. Law - Evansville lawyer sets up shop in old downtown jail

This is a neat story. Katie Braser reports today:For two decades, Evansville attorney Mike Woods' former law office window offered...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

Ind. Law - Yet more on golf carts in Greene County

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 12th, Timberly Ferree of the Green County Daily World reported Wednesday:Golf carts on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 09, 2007

Ind. Law - Floyd County passes ATV ordinance

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 15th, concerning reconsideration of an ordinance allowing all-terrain vehicles operated by farmers to use...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 09, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007

Ind. Law - Rochester Indiana's Ted Waggoner quoted in Nov. ABA Journal

"Charging by the Slice: Value billing shows that breaking up (the case) isn’t hard to do" is the title of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 29, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ind. Law - Learn about accessing Indiana government information

The 2007 Access Boot Camp, a joint program of the Indiana Coalition for Open Government, Indiana State Bar Association and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 26, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ind. Law - How Hoosiers’ sales tax stacks up

The story this morning in the Indianapolis Star reporting on Gov. Daniels' speech last night announcing a property tax plan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Ind. Law - More on "IU rifle incident is quickly resolved: No one was hurt; law student arrested"

Following up on this ILB entry from Oct. 17th, which quoted from the blog, Above the Law, the WSJ Blog...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 22, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Ind. Law - "Blogs fair game for school code of conduct"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 9th, which quoted from a Lafayette Journal & Courier story by Meranda Watling headlined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 21, 2007

Ind. Law - Is the City of South Bend's Strip Bar Ordinance Enforceable?

An interesting article today in the South Bend Tribune, written by Jamie Loo, begins:SOUTH BEND -- Is the city's adult...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 21, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ind. Law - More on: Different takes on convicted sex offenders

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, which included quotes from a story by Laura Halleman titled "Homeless man finds shelter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 19, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ind. Law - Different takes on convicted sex offenders

From a story posted on the WRBI Batesville site headed "Family Puts Up Sign About Sex Offender Moving In Nearby":In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 18, 2007

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ind. Law - More on: Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger kills a bill that would have required infection and death rates to be made public; what about Indiana?

Sunday the ILB posted this entry that ended by pointing out that Indiana does NOT provide the most essential information...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ind. Law - "IU rifle incident is quickly resolved: No one was hurt; law student arrested"

The popular national law blog Above the Law was quick to post last evening on the story in the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ind. Law - Still more on: Not golfcarts, but ATVs

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 19th, which included this quote from a LCJ story: "An ordinance that would have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 15, 2007

Ind. Law - "State ID wrapped in red tape"

Jeff Burton of the NWI Times reports today:PORTAGE | Diane Pearson just wanted her daughter to have a state ID...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 15, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Law - A survey of several state public access laws, including Indiana's

Columnist Rox Laird of the DesMoines Register had a column this week on state public access laws, because an Iowa...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ind. Law - Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger kills a bill that would have required infection and death rates to be made public; what about Indiana?

The LA Times reports today:SACRAMENTO -- Under pressure from the politically robust hospital industry, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has rebuffed a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - NYT article surveys efforts to lease or sell state lotteries

Don't miss this major story in the NYT today (Sunday) by Nelson D. Schwartz and Ron Nixon. The story includes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 14, 2007

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Ind. Law - More on "Who will be the new CEO of Baker & Daniels?"

Updating this Sept. 11th ILB entry, Erika D. Smith reports on the Indianapolis Star website that the answer is:Thomas C....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 13, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

Ind. Law - More on golf carts in Greene County; Bainbridge to ban ATVs but allow golf carts

Now that the Greene County Daily World has run two recent stories (here and here) on the use of golf...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 12, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ind. Law - "Douglas Church elected president of the Indiana State Bar Association"

So reports the Noblesville Daily Times today in this story, which begins:Douglas D. Church, senior partner in the Hamilton County...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ind. Law - "Golf carts haven't caused many problems in Worthington"

Another golf cart story. Timberly Ferree reported Tuesday in the Green County Daily World:Golf cart use in the town of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 11, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Ind. Law - More on: Gary ordinance to prohibit use of cell phones while driving

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 3rd, Jane Huh of the Gary Post-Tribune reports today:In January, motorists in the city...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 08, 2007

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Ind. Law - "Argos Town Board Discusses Golf Cart Ordinance"

Yet another golf cart ordinance story, this one reported by the Argos station, WTCA, AM 1050:There was a lengthy discussion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 07, 2007

Ind. Law - More on wine shipping

"Uncorked," the excellent wine column written by Dan and Krista Stockman for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, is definitely a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 07, 2007

Friday, October 05, 2007

Ind. Law - More on sex offender prohibitions

"When Dad has a past, can he go to his child's school program?" is the headline to this story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 05, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ind. Law - Golf cart use on Bloomfield streets draws town council discussion

In another of the ILB's long list of stories about the legality of golf carts on streets and highways, Timberly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Ind. Law - Gary ordinance to prohibit use of cell phones while driving

Jon Seidel writes today in the Gary Post-Tribune:GARY -- A law prohibiting drivers from using their cell phones while behind...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Ind. Law - Restrictive covenants in Allen County

Mitch Harper of Fort Wayne Observed has an important entry this afternoon building on a column today by Kathleen Quilligan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 28, 2007

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ind. Law - Legislative Annexation Study Committee hears testimony

"Annexation tactics prompt complaints: Remonstrance rules unfair, panel told" is the headline to this story by Niki Kelly in today's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Courts - Still more on: Outcome of Indiana cert petitions to SCOTUS - voter ID review gets nod

Stories today on the Indiana voter ID case: "High court takes case on voter ID in Indiana: Ruling on state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Courts - More on: Outcome of Indiana cert petitions to SCOTUS - voter ID review gets nod

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Reuters has this report this afternoon. Lyle Denniston of SCOTUS Blog has an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - Is Gov. Daniels overstepping his executive authority?

A fascinating column in the Louisville Courier Journal today by Lesley Stedman Weidenbener, pulls together many threads -- instances where...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 23, 2007

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ind. Law - Passwords and probate

An editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette talks about problems with accessing financial and other information locked behind...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 22, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

Ind. Law - Patient privacy and the pharmacy

Thomas B. Langhorne reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:Two Evansville pharmacies are among 36 pharmacies and pharmacists Indiana's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 21, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ind. Law - More on: Not golfcarts, but ATVs

Remember this ILB entry from Sept. 7th that began:"It's official: ATV's allowed on county roads" is the heading to this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ind. Law - Fort Wayne Observed writes on proliferating law schools [Updated]

Mitch Harper of Fort Wayne Observed has an interesting post this morning titled "Proliferating law schools,", including quotes from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Ind. Law - "Tragedies, single incidents often lead to laws"

A good column this morning by Mike Smith, AP political writer, about the origins of many Indiana laws. The article...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 17, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Ind. Law - No unlicensed golf carts on Wabash County highways, streets or alleys

From a story Thursday in the Wabash Plain Dealer, Robert Bryan reporting:If you choose to operate your motorized golf cart...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 15, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

Ind. Law - Finals of Parts I and II of "Assuring authentic legal information in the digital age" now available

Access them here: "Assuring authentic legal information in the digital age: Part I – the Acts of Indiana and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 14, 2007

Ind. Courts - Case of the mother who took the court records resolved for now

Updating the ILB entry from Sept. 11th, Rebecca S. Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette writes today: The volumes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 14, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ind. Law - "Zoning rule changed, Henry residents now must petition for protection"

Joy Leiker writes today in the Muncie Star-Press:NEW CASTLE -- Henry County residents worried that a confined feeding operation might...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 13, 2007

Ind. Law - Still more on: Jeffersonville bans sex offenders from parks

This ILB entry from July 14th reported: "The Indiana Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging a Jeffersonville ordinance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Ind. Law - "Who will be the new CEO of Baker & Daniels?"

"Stakes high for law firm's CEO choice" is the heading of John Ketzenberger's column today in the business section of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

Ind. Law - Not golfcarts, but ATVs

"It's official: ATV's allowed on county roads" is the heading to this story by Lisa Meyer Trigg in the Greencastle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 07, 2007

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ind. Law - Brooks role at Ivy Tech to include both general counsel and senior vice president of workforce and economic development

Per a statement from Ivy Tech posted this morning by the Indianapolis Star:[US Attorney Susan W.] Brooks will serve as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Ind. Law - Gary Legal Services group providing free legal services in Jasper County

Dave Ake of The Rensselaer Republican reports:Jasper County residents in need of a legal clarification or unable to afford the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Ind. Law - "Schools struggle to secure students in cyber world"

Sue Loughlin of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star writes today on "a whole new territory" - the impact of MySpace and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 02, 2007

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ind. Law - Lebanon golf cart controversy destined for trial and possibly, state legislature

All has not gone smoothly with the Lebanon golf cart ordinance. The Indiana state police has been in opposition, as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ind. Law - Indiana Law Journal Supplement announced

IU Law-Bloomington's law review is going to expand, according to this 10-page article by Doulas A. Hass posted on SSRN....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ind. Law - Attorney General opines that seat belt law covers occupants of truck beds

On July 10, 2007 the ILB posted an entry titled "New seat belt law may not cover occupants of truck...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Monday, August 27, 2007

Ind. Courts - Watch the April 23rd robing ceremony of new COA Judge Cale Bradford

Watch it via Real Video from this link - length approximately one hour. Press release here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 27, 2007

Ind. Law - "Push to create dogfight felony - Opponents seek spectator arrests"

Strengthening the Indiana law against dogfighting, and specifically against attending dogfights, is the subject of a story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 27, 2007

Ind. Law - "In Indiana, it's war on property tax"

The LA Times today picks up on the Indiana property tax brouhaha/scandal/mess. P.J. Huffstutter reports, in a lengthy story datelined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 27, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ind. Law - Hoosier homeowners hit by perfect storm [Updated]

The property tax mess has many homeowners trying to sell their homes; they can no longer afford their ever-balloning tax...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 25, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ind. Law - Brian Burke stepping down as chair and CEO of Baker & Daniels

Daniel Lee reports in the Indianpolis Star business section this afternoon:Brian Burke, who helped turned his firm into a multinational...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ind. Law - Should sex offenders be required to pay to register?

From a story today reported by Joshua Stowe in the South Bend Tribune:SOUTH BEND -- Sex offenders here would pay...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ind. Law - Brown County lawyer sells horse manure

A reader has sent along this story ($$$) by Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald Times:Rick Hofstetter doesn’t intend to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ind. Law - Again: Do the changes to the sex offender law mean longtime homeowners must move?

Updating a long list of entries on this topic, today the Lafayette Journal & Courier's Sophia Voravong reports under the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 19, 2007

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ind. Law - Under purchasing laws, is insurance a professional service or a product?

An interesting story today in the Louisville Courier Journal, reported by Ben Zion Hershberg, begins:Jeffersonville Mayor Rob Waiz has refiled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ind. Law - Indianapolis native Dr. Christine Montross on C-Span Q & A

Some of you may have watched C-SPAN's Q & A Sunday evening. If you missed it, you may watch it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ind. Law - Attorney Earl C. Townsend, Jr., dies at 92

The Indianapolis Star has a long obituary today on the death of long-time Indianapolis attorney :Mr. Townsend worked as a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Monday, August 06, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - Indiana Tax Facts

Tracy Warner, editorial page editor of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, is editor a new blog, Indiana Tax Facts, produced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 06, 2007

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Ind. Law - A convicted sex offender in White County is challenging new state law

Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal Courier reports today in a story that begins:MONTICELLO -- A convicted sex offender in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 04, 2007

Ind. Law - More on: Lake election board reversed by court on party-change issue

Updating this ILB entry from Aug. 3rd, the Gary Post-Tribune editorializes today:Highland residents got the justice they deserved this week...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 04, 2007

Ind. Law - Severe impact of 2006 wine-shipping law changes on small, family-owned wineries

Dan and Krista Stockman, "wine lovers – not wine experts – and reporters" at The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, write...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 04, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007

Ind. Law - Lake election board reversed by court on party-change issue

Sharlonda L. Waterhouse reports today in the Gary Post-Tribune:A judge has upheld Highland Town Councilman Mark Herak's right to be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 03, 2007

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Ind. Law - "Candidate's husband charged with taking opponent's campaign signs"

From a story by Amy Bartner in today's Indianapolis Star:The fight for the position of Bargersville clerk-treasurer turned dirty in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 02, 2007

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Ind. Law - Volunteers needed for ‘Ask Me What's Great About America’ Sept. 17

From the ISBA:The Indiana State Bar Association is seeking volunteers to participate in "Ask Me What's Great About America," a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ind. Law - Still more on: Daniels suggests rewriting the entire 1851 Indiana Constitution

Following up on its story yesterday (see ILB entry here), the Evansville Courier & Press today has an editorial expressing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007

Ind. Law - More on: Daniels suggests rewriting the entire 1851 Indiana Constitution

Earlier today I promised to post some parts of the "Report of the Constitutional Revision Commission 1969." Here it is,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 30, 2007

Ind. Law - Daniels suggests rewiting the entire 1851 Indiana Constitution

Bryan Corbin writes today in the Evansville Courier & Press:[T]he 1851 Indiana Constitution has been the basic operating manual for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 30, 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Ind. Law - "Estate plans benefit all, local elder law experts say"

Dionne Waugh has two stories today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette about estate planning. The first begins: Local attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 29, 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ind. Law - When do you need a lawyer?

The Indianapolis Star has a feature today by Julie Cope Saetre headlined "When to lawyer up." In the article "Local...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ind. Law - Still more on: Do the changes to the sex offender law mean longtime homeowners must move?

Updating this ILB entry from July 23rd, Sophia Voravong of the Lafayette Journal and Courier reports today on a hearing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Ind. Courts - Sentencings vary for child sexual crimes between federal and state courts; more

Andy Grimm of the Gary Post-Tribune has a lengthy and interesting article today contrasting federal penalties for online sexual predators...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 22, 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Ind. Law - "Felony may rule out Dotson's run for board"

"Felony may rule out Dotson's run for board: Eligibility for office questioned because of 43-year-old guilty plea" is the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 21, 2007

Friday, July 20, 2007

Ind. Law - "Golf cart ordinance is a good idea for towns"

An editorial today in the Marion Chronicle Tribune:We understand the convenience, particularly if you live in one of the smaller...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 20, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ind. Law - "Caesars' mistake could cost players "

Grace Schneider reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal about: "A faulty slot machine called Easy Money [that] cost Caesars...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ind. Law - Where are all these golf carts coming from?

As I wrote Monday, in the entry headed "Jonesboro to consider golf carts ordinance," the ILB has had many entries...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ind. Law - Another case of intent of legislator foiled by the law itself

This July 10th ILB entry noted how, to quote the Evansville Courier & Press: "Two state lawmakers who helped pass...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Ind. Law - Even More on hospital competition in NW Indiana

From an editorial today in the Gary Post-Tribune:The specter of two new, gleaming Porter County hospitals will undoubtedly send Lake...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

Ind. Law - Jonesboro to consider golf carts ordinance

AJ Colley writes in the Marion Chronicle Tribune: Golf carts on streets and at parks have become a familiar site...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 16, 2007

Ind. Law - NIPSCO claims of 25 foot pipeline easement upsets residents

Karen Snelling of the Gary Post-Tribune reported this morning, dateline Hobart: Lawrence Campana and his neighbors along Tanager Street are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 16, 2007

Law - "New laws take 'Romeo' into account"

John Gramlich of Stateline.org reports today:Lawmakers across the country are doling out tougher punishments for sex offenders – from satellite...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 16, 2007

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Ind. Law - More on: Jeffersonville bans sex offenders from parks

This Jan. 9, 2007 ILB entry quotes a Louisville Courier Journal report that "Jeffersonville City Council voted unanimously last night...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 14, 2007

Friday, July 13, 2007

Ind. Law - Governor replaces commissioner of the Department of Local Government Finance; she starts Monday

A press release from the Governor's Office:INDIANAPOLIS (July 13, 2007) – Governor Mitch Daniels today appointed Cheryl Musgrave, president of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 13, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - "State ethics panel OKs pollution panelist"

The Indiana Air Pollution Control Board (APCB) includes 4 "ex officio" voting members (representing the heath commissioner, the DNR director,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 13, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ind. Law - "Intolerable executions"

From an editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette that begins: There could be no more fitting tribute to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Ind. Law - Still more on: Do the changes to the sex offender law mean longtime homeowners must move?

The Lafayette Journal & Courier has had a number of stories about changes to the Indiana sex offender law that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Law - Upshot on: What is the law when a passenger jumps or falls from a vehicle and dies?

On April 25, 2007, the ILB had a comprehensive entry on this question. Today Travis Neff of the Princeton Daily...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ind. Law - More on: New seat belt law may not cover occupants of truck bed [Updated]

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier & Press writes again today on the new seat belt law. His story Sunday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - More about: Is Indiana’s voluntary environmental cleanup program a failure? [Updated]

Dan Stockman of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, who wrote the long story for the Sunday J-G on the failings...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 09, 2007

Ind. Law - Baker & Daniels names Diversity & Pro Bono Coordinator

Baker & Daniels has named attorney Brita A. Horvath as its Diversity & Pro Bono Coordinator. Many of you know...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 09, 2007

Ind. Law - Still More on hospital competition in NW Indiana

Yesterday the Gary Post Tribune run a story by Mark Taylor headlined "New hospitals drive up medical costs." See the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 09, 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Ind. Law - Indiana and criminalizing mental illness

Julie Creek writes the "Sunday centerpiece" today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. A sample from the lengthy article:“In Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 08, 2007

Ind. Law - Still More on hospital competition in NW Indiana

"Competing hospitals will be good for Porter County" was the headline to an editorial July 4th in the NWI Times...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 08, 2007

Ind. Law - "New law 'decriminalizes' some teen sex: 'Romeo and Juliet defense' may apply to couples"

Joe Gerrety of the Lafayette Journal & Courier writes today:For years in Indiana, the age at which a person could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 08, 2007

Ind. Law - Can we arrest the train conductor?

I heard that a lot when growing up in Chesterton. Chesterton has a park known as Railroad Park that is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 08, 2007

Ind. Law - New seat belt law may not cover occupants of truck bed

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier & Press has a good story today about Indiana's expanded seat belt requirements (see...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 08, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

Ind. Law - "Bankruptcies up, again" headlines Star

"More than a year after a change in the law sharply reduced personal bankruptcies, the number of Hoosiers filing for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 06, 2007

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ind. Law - "Felons and public office"?

An editorial today in the Evansville Courier & Press looks at the Indiana prohibition against felons on the ballot. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Ind. Law - More on hospital competition

"Competing hospitals will be good for Porter County" is the headline to an editorial today in the NWI Times. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Ind. Law - New law changes Loan Broker Act, adds Franchise Act and the Collection Agency Act

A brief story today in the Indianapolis Star reports on HEA 1717, which concerns the regulation of loan brokers, franchises,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Monday, July 02, 2007

Ind. Law - "Woman didn't know rental house was murder scene" [Updated]

Dione Waugh of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette has a story today about the new tenants of a house that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 02, 2007

Ind. Law - "IU research finds pediatricians rarely lose malpractice cases that make it to trial"

Shari Rudavsky reports today in the Indianapolis Star business section that begins:Being served with a medical malpractice suit may rank...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 02, 2007

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Ind. Law - "Law criminalizes notario publico deception"

Pablo Ros of the South Bend Tribune reports today on a new state law: "Starting today, a new state law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 01, 2007

Ind. Law - "State encouraging hospital competition"

Seth Slabaugh of the Muncie Star-Press reports in a long and informative story today headlined "State encouraging hospital competition: If...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 01, 2007

Ind. Law - More on new laws taking effect July 1

"Buckle up, Hoosiers: New laws take effect" is the headline to this story by Niki Kelly in the Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 01, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Ind. Law - Many new laws take effect July 1

Here are some of the stories reporting on new laws taking effect July 1: From WISHTV 8: "New Laws Taking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 30, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Law - Register today for Sept. 14 conference featuring Justice Alito

Register today for the Sept. 14 conference featuring Justice Alito at the IU Indianapolis law school. Only 125 seats....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ind. Law - Many new laws go into effect Sunday, July 1; What of the minimum wage law changes?

The AP's Mike Smith writes today about new laws, including the cigarette tax increase and more stringent seat belt rules...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Environment - What happens when the landowner denies access?

The are a number of Indiana statutes which allows proper officials to enter upon private property for inspection. For instance,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 23, 2007

Ind. Law - "Attorney sues old firm over use of name"

Gavin Lesnick of the Evansville Courier & Press reports today:An Evansville attorney is taking legal action to have his name...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 23, 2007

Ind. Law - More confusion about the sex offender law requirements

The ILB has had a number of entries from various Indiana locales about whether the Indiana sex offender law that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 23, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ind. Law - Schererville planners review sexually oriented ordinance

Vanessa Renderman of the NWI Times reports today that begins:An ordinance under review in Schererville would give the town more...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - Two stories today on $12 police accident reports

Joshua Stone of the South Bend Tribune reports in a story headlined "Praise, criticism for Indiana records outsourcing: Arrangement means...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Ind. Courts - Admissibility of electronic evidence -- is it "authentic"?

Discovery of electronic evidence has been in the news in recent months. But little has been written about the admissibility...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 18, 2007

Ind. Law - Updates to coroner laws going into effect July 1

The Evansville Courier & Press has a report today by Gavin Lesnick that begins:A series of new laws that goes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 18, 2007

Ind. Law - In 1965 the statutes prohibiting interracial marriage were repealed in Indiana

A side-bar to this story today in the Indianapolis Star gives a quick "look at how the law has evolved"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on