Three Finalists Picked for Indiana Supreme Court Vacancy

Three finalists have been selected for an upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court. The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission chose the three from seven semifinalists today. Governor Mitch Daniels now has 60 days to appoint one of them to the vacancy created by next month’s retirement of Chief Justice Randall Shepard. The finalists are: Indiana… Continue reading Three Finalists Picked for Indiana Supreme Court Vacancy

Court: Daniels Doesn’t Have To Testify In IBM Suit

From the Associated Press: The Indiana Supreme Court says Gov. Mitch Daniels doesn’t have to answer questions under oath in a $400 million lawsuit that the state filed against IBM Corp. after he canceled a state contract with the company. The court issued its ruling shortly after hearing arguments from lawyers for the state and… Continue reading Court: Daniels Doesn’t Have To Testify In IBM Suit

Indiana High Court Hears Arguments In State/IBM Dispute

The Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments today over whether Governor Mitch Daniels must give a deposition in lawsuits filed over Daniels’ cancellation of a state contract with IBM. State lawyers contend that Daniels, as a sitting governor, is protected under the state Constitution’s separation of powers clause. IBM attorneys say Daniels should be compelled to… Continue reading Indiana High Court Hears Arguments In State/IBM Dispute

Indiana Setting New Guidelines For “Parenting Time”

The Indiana Supreme Court is asking for public comments on proposed new guidelines for parental visitation rights in divorce cases. The guidelines were created to help judicial officers make decisions about the amount of time each parent spends with a child when they can’t agree on a visitation schedule. Allen County Magistrate Craig Bobay serves… Continue reading Indiana Setting New Guidelines For “Parenting Time”

Indiana Judge Blocks Lawmakers’ Fines; AG To File Appeal

The argument over the collection of fines from Democrats who boycotted Indiana House business over labor legislation is likely headed to the state Supreme Court. Yesterday, a Marion County judge ruled that the state improperly seized the fines last year through payroll deduction and ordered a halt to the collection of additional fines imposed this… Continue reading Indiana Judge Blocks Lawmakers’ Fines; AG To File Appeal

Battle Over White’s Replacement Likely Headed To State Supreme Court

The felony conviction of former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White has Democrats and Republicans going to battle over who should replace him if the judge upholds the verdicts. White was found guilty last weekend of voter fraud and other counts related to his voter registration for the 2010 Republican primary, and was forced from… Continue reading Battle Over White’s Replacement Likely Headed To State Supreme Court

Home Entry Bill Clears Indiana Senate Panel

From the Associated Press: An Indiana Senate committee has endorsed a proposal giving state residents limited rights to resist police officers trying to enter their homes. The Senate’s criminal code committee voted 8-0 Tuesday to back the bill that follows a public uproar over a state Supreme Court ruling in May that said homeowners cannotviolently… Continue reading Home Entry Bill Clears Indiana Senate Panel

Retiring Indiana Chief Justice Delivers Final General Assembly Speech

(With Reporting by the Associated Press) Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard says a good judicial system can help the economy. The retiring chief justice delivered his 25th and final State of the Judiciary speech to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly today. Shepard says businesses shy away from some states because of the… Continue reading Retiring Indiana Chief Justice Delivers Final General Assembly Speech

Indiana Chief Justice To Retire, Will Chair Search Panel

From the Associated Press Retiring Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard says the commission that will help choose a new Supreme Court justice should consider both men and women for the job. Shepard announced today that he’ll step down in March after a quarter century of leading the court. Shepard says it’s important for public… Continue reading Indiana Chief Justice To Retire, Will Chair Search Panel

ORBP Rally, Ruling on Home Entry Case, Fischer Meets with Obama, Green Buildings: Afternoon Review

Prominent supporters of the Ohio Rive Bridges Project and members of the Louisville Metro Council held a rally today, supporting a resolution drafted Monday in reaction to the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge, which was shut down September 9 after cracks were discovered in some load-bearing supports. They also blamed conservation group River Fields… Continue reading ORBP Rally, Ruling on Home Entry Case, Fischer Meets with Obama, Green Buildings: Afternoon Review