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388 ABA Journal Indiana articles.

‘Major questions’ doctrine applies to presidential authority, 5th Circuit says in federal contractor vaccine case

President Joe Biden didn’t have authority under the Procurement Act of 1949 to require federal contractors to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for their employees, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Weekly Briefs: Giuliani committed ethics violation, committee says; Justice Kavanaugh criticized for attending party

Rudy Giuliani committed ethics violation in election suit, committee says

A hearing committee in Washington, D.C., made a preliminary finding Thursday that lawyer Rudy Giuliani committed at least one ethics…

Judge is accused of telling custody litigant to ‘zip it,’ noting ‘10th freaking day of this hearing’

An Indiana judge is facing an ethics complaint contending that he made undignified comments in a custody case when he told the father to “zip it” and “shut up” and declared: “This is just bulls- - -.”

7th Circuit rejects First Amendment challenge to Indiana fetal-remains law

A federal appeals court has rejected a First Amendment challenge to an Indiana law requiring abortion providers to dispose of fetal remains by burial or cremation or to give the remains to patients to dispose of as they please.

12-person juries are constitutionally required in serious criminal cases, Gorsuch argues

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh dissented Monday, when the Supreme Court turned down an appeal that challenges the use of eight-person juries in serious criminal cases.

Lawyer who says student-loan forgiveness leaves him worse off sues to block program

Updated: An Indiana lawyer who will have part of his student debt forgiven through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program has filed a lawsuit challenging student-debt cancellation by the Biden administration.

Supreme Court should uphold Indian Child Welfare Act, ABA says in amicus brief

The ABA has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act, writing in an amicus brief filed Thursday that Congress enacted the statute “under valid constitutional authority and on the basis of an extensive body of evidence and law.”

Weekly Briefs: Go-between sentenced in law prof’s murder; $4.25B opioid settlement announced

Convicted go-between gets life sentence in law prof’s murder

Katherine Magbanua was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for acting as the go-between in the murder of…

Indiana judge involved in White Castle fracas agrees to resign after new ethics charges filed

A twice-suspended judge in Crawford County, Indiana, has agreed to resign and never seek judicial office again. The agreement by Judge Sabrina Bell ends an ethics case alleging that she struck her ex-husband in the face. Bell has also voluntarily agreed to a 150-day suspension of her law license.

10-year-old girl should have carried pregnancy to term, says lawyer who drafted model anti-abortion law

The Indiana lawyer who drafted a model law to ban abortion tells Politico that the pregnant 10-year-old girl who came to his state for an abortion should not have terminated her pregnancy.

Judge involved in White Castle fracas is suspended after arrest for alleged domestic battery

Lawyer is accused of climbing down wall, entering Capitol during Jan. 6 riot

An Indianapolis patent and trademark attorney has been charged with entering the U.S. Capitol and engaging in disorderly conduct during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot.

After BigLaw associate goes missing, her husband is named a person of interest

The FBI and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have joined the search for an Indianapolis associate at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani who has been missing since late February.

Judicial misconduct can be a bar to retrial under double jeopardy ban, top state court rules

New Mexico’s constitutional ban on double jeopardy may bar retrial of a defendant because of a judge’s conduct at trial, the state’s top court ruled earlier this month.

Lawyer is suspended for deposition threat to expose intimate photos of woman in court record

An Indiana lawyer has been suspended for threatening to make a woman’s intimate photos part of the public record if she continued to seek a protective order against his client.

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