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Goff joins Indiana Supreme Court as 110th justice

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Growing up, Justice Christopher Goff didn’t have much, but he did have was lofty goals. “We are gathered to celebrate the fact that someone born to teenage parents, married the daughter of migrant workers and is from the rural part of the state has been selected to serve on […]

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Justice Slaughter takes part in formal investiture ceremony

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s 109th Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Slaughter took the bench earlier this summer but Thursday marked his official investiture ceremony. “Thank you Gov. Pence for charging me with the privilege as serving as a member of our state’s highest court,” said Slaughter. “I hope his appointment of me will […]

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Pence calls Trump comments on Hoosier judge ‘inappropriate,’ Hill says ‘not enough’

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence expressed his disapproval of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, an Indiana native. “Every American is entitled to a fair trial and an impartial judge, but of course, I think those comments were inappropriate,” Pence said Tuesday. “I don’t think it’s very […]

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Application process underway for state’s highest court

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If you have a desire to sit on Indiana’s highest court, now would be the time to apply. Applications to replace retiring Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson have a tentative due date of Jan. 25. Dickson has served the state as justice for the past 30 years. “Indiana has […]

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Indiana Justice Brent Dickson announces spring 2016 retirement

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Justice Brent E. Dickson announced his retirement plans on Monday for spring 2016. “During my 17 years of general and trial practice as a lawyer in Lafayette, it had never occurred to me to seek appellate judicial service,” Dickson said in a statement. “But at the suggesting and urging […]

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Ban on selfies with ballot ruled unconstitutional

TheStatehouseFile.com By Shelby Mullis INDIANAPOLIS — On Monday evening, Federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana saying the ban on “selfies” with a ballot is unconstitutional. More specifically, the law – enacted on July 1 – banned the “practice of taking or sharing a photograph of […]

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Appeals court judge rules election process of Marion County judges is unconstitutional

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An appeals court judge has ruled that the process used to elect new judges in Marion County is unconstitutional. “There is no more important right in our Constitution than that of exercising a meaningful vote,” said Ken Falk, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana legal director, in a statement. […]

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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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Court of Appeals names its next administrator

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Court of Appeals has selected attorney Larry Morris as its new court administrator. Morris will assume the role Oct. 1. Morris will succeed Steve Lancaster, who is retiring after 20 years with the court. Morris has been the senior law clerk for Judge Ezra Friedlander for 22 years. “I’m […]

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Final three Court of Appeals candidates announced

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence now knows the three candidates he can choose from to fill the upcoming vacancy on the state’s Court of Appeals for the second district. The commission announced on Wednesday that Ms. Patricia C. McMath, Hon. Robert R. Altice, Jr. and Hob. Christopher M. Goff all made the […]

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