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New Indiana attorneys sworn in during admission ceremony

  • September 29th, 2015
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(The Indiana Lawyer) – The state’s legal profession welcomed 312 new lawyers to its ranks Monday during an admission ceremony hosted by the Indiana Supreme Court. Recent law graduates, their families and friends, and members of Indiana’s legal community and…

Lack of evidence gets criminal confinement conviction dropped

  • September 28th, 2015
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(The Indiana Lawyer) – A Jefferson County man, convicted of beating up someone who testified against his daughter’s boyfriend, did not confine the victim during the assault, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled. Gary Allen Gibson was convicted of one…

Supreme Court affirms death sentence for Floyd County man

  • September 28th, 2015
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(The Indiana Lawyer) – Finding the trial court did not err or abuse its discretion during the selection of jurors for the murder trial of William Clyde Gibson II, the Indiana Supreme Court affirmed his death penalty sentence. Gibson appealed…

RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. The European Community Appeal to Supreme Court

  • September 18th, 2015
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On appeal from the 2nd District Court Of Appeal, the question is :Whether, or to what extent, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) applies extraterritorially. Currently, the case has been ongoing since 2004.  The case involves an accusation…

Double jeopardy voids two cocaine convictions

  • September 18th, 2015
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(The Indiana Lawyer) – A trial court violated the prohibition against double jeopardy by convicting a man in a bench trial of three felony cocaine possession counts, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in tossing out two of the convictions….

Go-it-alone defendant has hard day in court

  • September 8th, 2015
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(The Indiana Lawyer) – A pro se defendant who changed his mind and asked for counsel mid-trial instead got a lesson in legal precedent. Jared Allen Mynatt insisted to the Morgan Superior Court he could represent himself at trial against…

Court: Second Amendment also covers those in US illegally

  • August 27th, 2015
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(MSN News) – People living in the United States illegally have a constitutional right to bear arms but are still barred from doing so by a separate law, a federal appeals court ruled. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th…

Fogle attorney: Jared taking responsibility for ‘deplorable behavior’

  • August 25th, 2015
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(The Indiana Lawyer) – The attorney for Jared Fogle said the former Subway pitchman was accepting responsibility for “his deplorable behavior” as he agreed Wednesday in federal court to plead guilty to paying for sex acts with minors and receiving child…

Money vital for criminal code reform programs and services

  • July 30th, 2015
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(The Indiana Lawyer) – In a rural county ravaged by prescription pain pill addiction, the local sheriff has a vision for rehabilitation. Scott County Sheriff Dan McClain would like to have a detox center, an inpatient/outpatient drug treatment facility and…

Check out these new Indiana laws taking effect July 1

  • July 1st, 2015
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(FOX59) – INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 30, 2015) – There are some important changes to laws in Indiana taking effect on July 1. Many of the changes impact drivers under the age of 21. In an attempt to keep Hoosier driver’s…

In case of conflicting evidence, high court defers to jury verdict

  • June 29th, 2015
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(The Indiana Lawyer) – A Pike County man challenging the jury’s finding that he was not insane or mentally ill did not meet what the Indiana Supreme Court acknowledged was a “heavy burden” to overturn the guilty verdict. Andrew Satterfield…

Woman’s comments to police considered political speech, COA rules

  • June 27th, 2015
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(The Indiana Lawyer) – The Indiana Court of Appeals overturned a woman’s misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction, which was based on her comments to police that she was pulled over because she was black, finding the comments were political in nature….

Hotel-record inspection law tossed out by U.S. Supreme Court

  • June 22nd, 2015
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Indianapolis Business Journal – A divided U.S. Supreme Court threw out a Los Angeles ordinance that lets police inspect hotel registries without first getting a judge’s permission. The ruling raises questions about hundreds of similar laws around the country. Laws…

New Law Targets Slow Pokes

  • June 11th, 2015
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INDIANAPOLIS — (WFYI) Motorists observing the speed limit in the left lanes of certain multi-lane road soon will be required to move over to allow faster vehicles to pass them or risk a $500 fine under a new Indiana law….