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Gov. Pence appoints new judge to the Indiana Court of Appeals

By Braden Pelley TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence appointed a new judge to the Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday. Judge Robert Altice, currently the Marion County Superior Court judge, was appointed to take the second district spot in the Indiana Court of Appeals. “I really look forward to serving the public at this […]

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Eight attorneys apply for position with appeals court

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Eight attorneys have applied for a position on the Indiana Court of Appeals that will open when Judge Ezra Friedlander retires this summer. The state’s Judicial Nominating Commission will interview the candidates and review the applications before choosing three finalists to forward to Gov. Mike Pence, who will make the […]

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Bill would raise mandatory retirement age for appellate judges to 80

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would raise the mandatory judicial retirement age for appellate courts from 75 years to 80 passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. The bill’s author, Sen. Jim Buck, R-Kokomo, said he’s tried to remove the mandatory retirement age completely with past bills, which passed the House […]

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Appeals court upholds 3 Charlie White convictions, strikes 3 others, leaves sentence unchanged

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An appeals court has thrown out three of former Secretary of State Charlie White’s six convictions in a case involving voter fraud but left in place his sentence, which prohibits him from serving in elected office. The Republican was sentenced in 2012 after convictions on six counts that involved […]

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State seeks to reinstate charges against David Lott Hardy

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An attorney for the former Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission chairman argued Monday that the decision of a Marion County judge to dismiss all charges should be upheld by the Indiana Court of Appeals. In August 2012, the state filed charges accusing David Lott Hardy of inappropriately assisting an IURC […]

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Court considers teacher suspension in Constitution Day hearing

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Ind. – An administrative law judge overstepped her boundaries by suspending an educator’s license on the grounds that the woman is unfit to teach, an attorney told the Indiana Court of Appeals on Tuesday. Instead, the Department of Education’s administrative judge needed to have determined that Patricia Terkosky – who […]

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Daniels picks Madison County judge to fill opening on Appeals Court

By Tim Grimes The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed Madison Circuit Judge Rudolph Pyle to the Indiana Court of Appeals for the Fourth District on Tuesday. “His fellow citizens in Madison County have found him a fair and competent and energetic judge,” said Daniels. “He will display that throughout what I know […]

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Commission to choose three finalists for Appeals Court job

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A commission plans to choose three finalists for an upcoming vacancy on the Indiana Appeals Court during a meeting June 4 and forward those names to Gov. Mitch Daniels, who will make the selection. The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission will choose the three after public interviews with five […]

State is taking applications for appeals court vacancy

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State is taking applications for appeals court vacancy

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The state is accepting applications for a position on the Indiana Court of Appeals. Judge Carr Darden plans to retire this summer after 18 years on the court, which hears appeals from county trial courts. His departure will leave an opening on the 15-member court. The Indiana Judicial […]