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382 ABA Journal Indiana articles.

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.

Top state court upholds trust provision requiring beneficiary to be unmarried

The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld a trust provision that made distribution of an inheritance contingent on the beneficiary being unmarried.

7th Circuit refuses to block Indiana abortion restrictions

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago has allowed Indiana to continue enforcement of several abortion restrictions pending an appeal by Whole Woman’s Health Alliance.

7th Circuit sees no constitutional problem with Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements

A federal appeals court has rejected an injunction request by eight Indiana University students who claim that COVID-19 vaccine requirements violate their 14th Amendment right to “personal autonomy” and “bodily integrity.”

Biden’s initial US attorney picks include historic firsts

President Joe Biden and his administration on Monday nominated eight lawyers to lead U.S. attorney’s offices, most of whom would be the first Black or female prosecutors to lead their districts.

Scabby the Rat receives a reprieve from the NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a union didn’t violate the law when it displayed a 12-foot inflatable Scabby the Rat on public property near the entrance of an RV trade show in Indiana.

7th Circuit blocks Indiana’s second-try voter purge law; changes were ‘largely cosmetic’

A federal appeals court has blocked an Indiana law that allows county officials to kick some people off voter rolls without consent or notice.

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