Latest Supreme Court of Indiana News

Suspended southern Indiana judge resigns, won't seek again

Jul. 25, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A southern Indiana judge suspended after being arrested on a felony for hitting someone while a child watched has agreed to resign and won't seek future judicial office, the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications said Monday. Crawford Circuit Court Judge...

Indiana pays nearly $520,000 to law firm for governor's suit

Jul. 01, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana governor’s office racked up more than $500,000 in legal bills for its successful court fight against an attempt by state legislators to give themselves more power to intervene during public health emergencies. The state has paid almost $520,000 to...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Jun. 14, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. June 10, 2022. Editorial: Court ruling rightfully ends unnecessary GOP legal fight A sad and blatantly unconstitutional chapter in the history of the Indiana General Assembly has thankfully come to a close, but not without wasting...

Indiana governor appoints Molter new Supreme Court justice

Jun. 10, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor on Friday appointed state appeals court judge Derek Molter to the Indiana Supreme Court to replace Justice Steven David when he retires this fall. Gov. Eric Holcomb chose Molter, who became a judge on the state’s Court of Appeals in October...

Indiana court strikes down emergency law fought by governor

Jun. 03, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court on Friday threw out a law that gave state legislators increased power to intervene during public health emergencies, agreeing with arguments from Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb that the move violated the state constitution. The court’s...

Court declines to disturb Lake Michigan beach access ruling

May. 26, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

PORTER, Ind. (AP) — A federal appeals court has declined to disturb an Indiana Supreme Court ruling, later codified into Indiana law, which declared that Lake Michigan's shoreline is — and always has been — owned by the state for the public’s use. In Wednesday's 3-0 decision,...

Judge suspended for hitting someone while a child watched

May. 12, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

ENGLISH, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court imposed an interim suspension Thursday on a southern Indiana judge arrested on a felony for hitting someone while a child watched. The high court acted against Circuit Judge Sabrina Bell of Crawford County after it received a “Notice...