Indiana’s high court has permanently banned a former Hamilton County magistrate from holding judicial office following his guilty plea in a drug possession case where he bit an officer’s hand after buying methamphetamine.
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
Trump’s choice to fill the vacancy of the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg potentially opens a new era of rulings on abortion, the Affordable Care Act and even his own election. Democrats were unable to stop the outcome, Trump’s third justice on the court, as Republicans race to reshape the judiciary.
Overall, the Judicial Crisis Network, which was founded in 2005 to promote President George W. Bush’s nominees, said it would spend at least $10 million to support Barrett’s confirmation—roughly the same amount it spent to successfully advocate for Trump’s prior picks for the high court, Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.
Senators plan to convene a rare weekend session Supreme Court nomination ahead of a final Supreme Court confirmation vote expected Monday for the 48-year-old federal judge.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to take the first steps toward approving Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett following two long days of Senate testimony in which she stressed that she would be her own judge.
Democratic aides said their senators are united in their view that they will not press Barrett about her beliefs—hoping to avoid the mishap from her circuit court confirmation hearing in 2017, when Feinstein told Barrett that “the dogma lives loudly within you.”
Four years ago, Amy Coney Barrett was a little-known law professor in Indiana. Within weeks, she is likely to be the newest associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“However cagey a justice may be at the nomination stage, her approach to the Constitution becomes evident in the opinions she writes.”
Trump hailed Barrett—a longtime University of Notre Dame professor—as “a woman of remarkable intellect and character,” saying he had studied her record closely before making the pick.
Conservative groups and congressional allies are laying the groundwork for a swift confirmation process for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, even before President Donald Trump makes the selection official on Saturday.
Senate Republicans have swiftly fallen in line behind President Donald Trump’s push to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat. Trump, who will announce his nominee Saturday, is all but certain to have the votes to confirm his choice.
The president told reporters he was still going to be interviewing other candidates and might meet with Judge Barbara Lagoa when he travels to Florida later this week.
Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush is in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 over the weekend, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Monday.
Leanna Weissmann was selected from a pool of three finalists, which also included Vigo County Judge Lakshmi Reddy and New Albany lawyer Lisa Reger.
Attorneys for the man accused of shooting two Indiana judges in a May 1 morning melee in a downtown White Castle parking lot say the evidence is critical to his claim that he acted in self-defense.
A federal judge has ordered the attorney general’s office to pay the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana legal fees for successfully challenging the 2016 genetic abnormality abortion law enacted by now-Vice President Mike Pence.
U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled that Russell Taylor’s defense attorney, Brad Banks, provided ineffective counsel. Taylor, who directed former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s not-for-profit, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2015.
The filing claims Brandon Kaiser was trying to enter White Castle after 3 a.m. when Clark Circuit judges Andrew Adams and Bradley Jacobs, who had been standing nearby after a night of bar-hopping, approached Kaiser “in a hostile manner,” slammed him to the ground, choked him, beat him and kicked him in the head.
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.