340 ABA Journal Indiana articles.

1 of 2 judges shot and wounded in White Castle parking lot is charged in the altercation

One of two Indiana judges who was shot and wounded in a White Castle parking lot in Indianapolis has been charged with battery in connection with the May 1 incident.

Supreme Court upholds Indiana law on handling of fetal remains, stresses undue burden not at issue

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law that bars abortion providers from incinerating fetal remains with infectious waste. The Indiana law allowed abortion providers to cremate or bury the remains.

Suspects arrested in White Castle shooting of 2 judges won’t be charged at this time

Updated: Prosecutors have declined to charge two men who were arrested in connection with the May 1 shooting of two judges who were in Indianapolis to attend a judicial conference.

2 judges attending judicial conference are shot and wounded in White Castle parking lot

Updated: Two judges visiting Indianapolis for a state judicial conference were shot and wounded in a White Castle parking lot early Wednesday.

Both judges are from Clark County, Indiana,…

Parental rights of prisoners get a shield of protection
The state of Indiana is on the verge of enacting a law that will make sure parents in prison don’t have their parental rights terminated because of their imprisonment alone, an issue the Marshall Project first reported on in December.
Number of prisoners hits 9-year low, but some states are resisting the trend
The number of people in U.S. prisons fell to a nine-year low of just under 1.5 million last year, a 1.3 percent decrease, according to a report released recently by the nonprofit Vera Institute of Justice.
GPS ankle monitors can call and record people without consent; do they violate 5th Amendment?
Updated: GPS electronic monitoring devices made by a company called the Track Group can call and record people who are required to wear the ankle monitors because they are on probation or awaiting trial.
Indiana AG’s party behavior violated ‘heightened duty of ethical conduct,’ complaint says
An ethics complaint accuses Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill of inappropriately touching an Indiana lawmaker and three legislative staff members at a bar party, where he also made “rude and sexually suggestive comments.”
There’s no due process right to perform abortions, says en banc 6th Circuit in funding case
An en banc federal appeals court has upheld an Ohio law that bans the state from providing health funds to abortion providers.
Supreme Court deals blow against civil forfeiture in ruling for owner of seized Land Rover
Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Eighth Amendment's ban on excessive fines applies to the states in a decision that could curb state seizure of property from criminal suspects.
Extreme cold causes widespread court closures in Midwest; one governor says US is ‘getting soft’

Many courthouses throughout the the Midwest announced closings Wednesday as an arctic blast settled on the region.

Both local and federal courthouses reported closings. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of…

Indiana commission to examine bar exam cut score; California asked to take ‘fresh look’ at its exam
Following a July 2018 bar exam pass rate of 65 percent, the Indiana Supreme Court has assembled a special commission to review the test’s format and content and consider whether the cut score should be changed.
What can states seize? SCOTUS will decide whether the excessive fines clause applies to states

The legal question in Timbs v. Indiana, scheduled for argument on Nov. 28 as part of the court’s December sitting, is whether the clause is incorporated against the states by the 14th Amendment.

Will abortion controversies get Supreme Court hearing? Planned Parenthood funding cases await action

Several abortion cases working their way through the courts could end up before the U.S. Supreme Court, although it’s unclear whether the court will want to take up the politically…

Indiana AG won’t be charged for alleged groping; prosecutor says he can’t prove intent

A special prosecutor won’t charge Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill with battery for allegedly touching four women inappropriately during an end-of-the-legislative session party in March.

In a press conference…

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