A new Indiana rule requiring that booked inmates be assessed to determine risks or benefits of releasing them before trial is expected to eventually reduce overcrowding at the state’s county jails, criminal justice officials said.
State panel gives Indiana’s chief justice new 5-year term
The Judicial Nominating Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to reappoint Chief Justice Loretta Rush to the position she’s held since 2014.Read More
Clark County Circuit Court Judge Brad Jacobs and Crawford Circuit Judge Sabrina Bell were reinstated to the bench Monday following 30-day suspensions that took effect Nov. 22.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is the state’s most overworked and ranks second in the nation for highest caseload—an issue Sen. Todd Young wants to tackle now.
In handing down punishment, the Indiana Supreme Court said the actions of the three judges “were not merely embarrassing on a personal level; they discredited the entire Indiana judiciary.”
Three judges have been charged with violations of the Indiana Code of Judicial Conduct for their roles in a violent May 1 altercation in downtown Indianapolis. A new report reveals exactly what the judges did that night leading up to the shootings.
One of the two judges hospitalized after a downtown Indianapolis shooting has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery in connection with the May 1 incident. The judge will not serve any jail time under the agreement.
Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson said the former attorney and tax preparer “has a complete lack of respect for the law, for the tax code, his fellow citizens and for the court.”
The landmark decision is the first to hold a drugmaker culpable for the fallout of years of liberal opioid dispensing that began in the late 1990s, sparking a nationwide epidemic of overdose deaths and addiction.
Oaktree Apartments, a blighted 19-acre property at the southeast corner of 42nd Street and Post Road with 336 apartment units, has been vacant since 2014.
John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court’s leading liberal, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.
Felony charges have been filed against three men involved in a high-profile shooting incident in downtown Indianapolis that sent two visiting judges to the hospital with gunshot wounds. And those charged include one of the judges.
U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker denied Attorney General Curtis Hill’s request for an immediate stay to prevent the clinic from opening until Indiana’s appeal is considered.
Judge Robert W. Freese has been suspended from judicial office without pay for 45 days after appointing a friend as a trustee of an estate case he was presiding over and failing to take action when the friend did not fulfill his duties, resulting in a “massive theft.”
Police said Tuesday that detectives arrested 41-year-old Brandon Kaiser and 23-year-old Alfredo Vazquez for their alleged roles in the shootings.
One victim was hospitalized in critical condition and the other was in stable condition Wednesday morning after a shooting in a White Castle parking lot. Indianapolis police initially said the judges were at a strip club prior to the shooting but later said that was not the case.
The Indiana governor announced his 2019 agenda on Thursday, and it included passing a hate crimes law to get Indiana off the list of five states without such protection. Holcomb referred to it as being on the “naughty list.”
The draft covers bias-motivated crimes based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry and sexual orientation.
Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation.
The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to join the Supreme Court, a decision that could swing the court rightward for a generation.
A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday, setting up a likely final showdown this weekend.