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Condemned killer challenges state’s execution process

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A death row inmate is challenging the state’s current method of execution on the grounds that the public should have had a chance to comment on the process put in place three years ago. The Indiana Supreme Court considered the fate of the state’s death penalty protocol Thursday after […]

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Indiana courts to be all digital as soon as 2018

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Supreme Court justices envision a future where accessing most court records can be as easy as opening a laptop. E-filing is expected to be used by every county in Indiana by the end of next year or by the beginning of 2019. According to the Indiana Supreme Court’s […]

Commentary: Courts need to treat conflicts as other professions do

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Commentary: Courts need to treat conflicts as other professions do

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A prominent politician once told me a story about a friend of his who became a judge. That friend, the politician said, had been a regular guy until he got elevated to the bench. “Then he started acting like a judge, like a lot of them,” the politician said. […]

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Commentary: Massa’s decision damages court’s and his own reputation

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If Indiana Supreme Court Justice Mark Massa ever gets a chance to address a law school class or graduation ceremony, let’s hope he speaks about something he understands – like the importance of loyalty and friendship. He should stay away, though, from subjects he just doesn’t get – such […]

Commentary: Lessons in gender and government service

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Commentary: Lessons in gender and government service

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels’ choice of his former counsel Mark Massa to serve as Indiana’s newest Supreme Court justice called attention to two political dynamics. The most obvious, of course, is the issue of gender. Indiana is one of only three states in the union not to have […]

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Daniels names Mark Massa to Indiana Supreme Court

By Lesley Weidenbener The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels has appointed his former chief counsel – Mark Massa – to serve on the Indiana Supreme Court and replace retiring Chief Justice Randall Shepard. Massa, 51, who clerked for Shepard and has served as a deputy state and federal prosecutor, will not serve as […]