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Friday, October 24, 2014 For publication opinions today (1): In 219 Kenwood Holdings, LLC v. Properties 2006, LLC, a 7-page opinion, Judge Baker writes: 219 Kenwood Holdings, LLC, (Kenwood) appeals the judgment of the trial court finding that Properties 2006, LLC, (Properties 2006) substantially complied with the requirements of Indiana Code section 6-1.1-25-4.5(e).
The ILB does not blog about every local judicial election, but this story from Rebecca Green of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette is particularly comprehensive and could serve as a model. The long story begins: Allen Superior Court Judge Stanley Levine has held onto his seat on the Allen County bench for 16 years, but this year there are two challengers trying to unseat him.
Here is the news release from Gov. Pence: The State of Indiana, through the Indiana Commission on Public Records (State Archives) has entered into a contract with Ancestry.com to digitize and eventually post online more than 13 million birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records for access by Hoosiers.
Unlike the 7th Circuit, and recently, the Indiana Supreme Court, the SCOTUS has in the past not revealed after the fact changes to its opinions. A brief story yesterday by Adam Liptak of the NY Times does not prove the SCOTUS is changing its ways, but that it has in one case: The Supreme Court on Wednesday made a rare confession: One of its opinions contained an error and has been corrected.
Aalia Shaheed of Fox News reports today in a story that begins: Indiana residents are fighting to save their homes as their local government weighs a sweeping plan to demolish them to make way for new development, in a case critics are calling a “poster child” for the abuse of so-called eminent domain powers. Charlestown, Ind.
David W. Dunlap reported yesterday in the NY Times on the shrinking size of law firm libraries. The story focused on the NYC firm Kaye Scholer's recent move: The law firm Kaye Scholer left a lot behind when it moved this month from 425 Park Avenue in Manhattan, where it had been since 1957, into new quarters at 250 West 55th Street.
That is a quote from Art. 7, sec. 19 of the Indiana Constitution. The ILB has had a number of posts over the years referencing this language. Grant Circuit Court Judge R. Thomas Hunt won a lawsuit based on this language in 2006. A story at the time reported: According to court documents, Hunt submitted to the council the proposed budget for his salary, and the council refused t ...
Thursday, October 23, 2014 For publication opinions today (0): NFP civil opinions today (2): In the Matter of the Commitment of S.D. v. Adult & Child Mental Health Center, Inc. (NFP) Sebastian Chapman v. Corizon, LLC (NFP) NFP crimi ...
The Texas Supreme Court has a number of guides relating to elctgronic briefs and e-formatting. Check it out. Also, s ...
NUVO today has a long Q&A by reporter Amber Stearns with Bryan Corbin, spokesman for the AG’s office. Some quotes: It has been just over two weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Indiana’s cert petition and effectively changed marriage equality in the state. Although the dust has settled and marriage rights are now recognized, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller con ...
Well, things appear to be a mess in Pennsylvania's Supreme Court. Just a few short quotes from a long story today, by Angela Couloumbis, in Governing: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus P. McCaffery on Monday amid allegations that he sent pornographic e-mails and threatened to entangle a fellow justice in the widening scandal after vowing not to go "down alone.
So concludes Lyle Denniston's story in Constitution Daily, wherein "Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s adviser on constitutional literacy, explains how t ...
From the Lawrence Kansas Journal-World, a story by Elliot Hughes that begins: At public debate Tuesday in Lawrence about gay marriage's legality in Kansas, a local attorney and Indiana's solicitor general predictably shared little common ground. But where they did come to agreement was where future court decisions would come down on the matter.
Yesterday's Supreme Court opinion in Jonathan D. Carpenter v. State of Indiana (ILB summary here) is the subject of a story today by Niki Kelly in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes: INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Supreme Court, finding that Fort Wayne police illegally entered a man’s home in 2012, on Tuesday reversed the marijuana convictions that resulted.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 For publication opinions today (7): Margaret Dawson v. Thornton's, Inc. In Re The Paternity of B.J.N. by Next Friend, E.M. v. K.N. and On Consolidated Appeal, In Re the Guardianship of B.J.N., E.M. v. P.C. In the Matter of the Termination of the Parent-Child Relationship of: R.A. and S.W. v. The Indiana Department of Child Services JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A,. v.