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“Partners in justice” honored in State of the Judiciary

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Chief Justice Loretta Rush dedicated her third State of the Judiciary address to “partners in justice” across Indiana Wednesday. “Our courts carried out our constitutional mission in the 1,396,362 cases that came before us last year,” Rush said. “But we do not fulfill our mission alone.” Dozens of judges […]

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New Supreme Court Justice Slaughter to be sworn in privately Monday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Attorney Geoffrey Slaughter will be sworn in as an Indiana Surpeme Court Justice Monday during a brief, private ceremony. Chief Justice Loretta Rush will administer the oath of office. This will allow Slaughter to begin deciding cases and handling administrative matters. He will hear his first arguments from the bench […]

Commentary: The human beings beneath the robes

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Commentary: The human beings beneath the robes

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Supreme Court Justices have first names. And they even use them with each other. That’s one thing I learn from talking with Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson. We’re doing a radio show on the state’s highest court. We’d started out […]

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Free online access to briefs filed in appeals

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Starting next month, briefs filed in non-confidential appeals in Indiana will be available online. Briefs are legal arguments written by each side of a disputed matter. Appellate judges review briefs as a part of their decision making process. Certain briefs filed on or after April 1 will be available at […]

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More advocates needed for abused, neglected children

By Gary Qi TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Volunteers and legislators celebrated CASA Day at the Statehouse Monday. Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, is a program that recruits volunteers to help abused and neglected children understand the foster care and go through the process. “I am very proud of this program, in particular. It was founded […]

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Chief Justice Loretta Rush focuses on timely justice in State of the Judiciary speech

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush reflected on last year’s successes and this year’s goals during the State of the Judiciary Wednesday. “As we stand at the threshold of our third century of statehood, our Hoosier courts will be called on to be more nimble, more affordable, more accessible, more […]

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Upcoming State of the Judiciary to address e-filing, drug issues

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The annual State of the Judiciary will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Indiana’s Chief Justice Loretta Rush will address Gov. Mike Pence and a joint session of the General Assembly at 2 p.m. Rush will give an annual update on the status of the courts. She will be focusing […]

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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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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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Indiana Supreme Court requests funding for technology advances

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Supreme Court presented its proposed budget Tuesday to the House Ways and Means Committee, requesting nearly $98 million in funds for the next biennium – including $24.4 million to increase court technology. Chief Justice Loretta Rush, accompanied by other high-ranking judiciary officials, told the committee about the […]

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