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Indiana state courts are not allowed to hold in-person jury trials until at least March. That’s per a new order from the Indiana Supreme Court.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill could face a big bill from the disciplinary case stemming from allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party. The state's attorney disciplinary commission has asked the Indiana Supreme Court to order that Hill pay about $57,000 toward expenses in the case. Hill completed in June a 30-day suspension of his law license ordered by the state Supreme Court. He has denied any wrongdoing, but his reelection bid failed when he lost the Republican nomination in June.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled a suburban Indianapolis woman who was held in contempt of court when she refused to unlock her smartphone for police investigators is protected by the U.S. Constitution’s right against self-incrimination.  The Indianapolis Star reports the court on Tuesday reversed the contempt order against 29-year-old Katelin Seo of Carmel, determining that forcing her to unlock her iPhone for police would violate the Fifth Amendment.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Indiana Supreme Court is calling for action to improve implicit bias and racial disparity in court systems. Chief Justice Loretta Rush issued a statement earlier this month amid protests and demonstrations following George Floyd's death. In it, she says the "gravity of the events" require a response from the judicial branch.

Holcomb Wants Supreme Court's Guidance On Curtis Hill

May 12, 2020
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Gov. Eric Holcomb wants the Indiana Supreme Court to clarify what Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license suspension means for his future.

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The Indiana Supreme Court says police can't search your property just because you take their GPS tracker off your car.

That's from a ruling this week in a Warrick County drugs case in which the Court tossed out the police’s search warrants.

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The Indiana Supreme Court could add another reason – to a limited list – for why employees can’t be fired.

The justices considered that issue at a court hearing Thursday.

In Indiana, employers don’t need a reason to fire you. But the state Supreme Court has established a few exceptions.

Forrest Perkins believes his case falls under one such exception. He says his employer, a South Bend hospital, fired him after he testified at a coworker’s unemployment hearing.

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State supreme courts across the country are far less diverse than their states’ populations – Indiana's included.

A new study from the Brennan Center For Justice looked at diversity on states’ highest judicial bodies.

Nearly half the states in the country currently have an all-white supreme court, Indiana among them. Seventeen have only one woman on the bench – the Hoosier state is on that list, too.

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An Indiana resident who won a U.S. Supreme Court victory earlier this year in a case challenging police seizures of personal property still doesn’t know if he’ll get his car back. That’s a decision that will come from Indiana’s Supreme Court.

Justices heard oral arguments in the case for a second time Friday morning. 

The court upheld the controversial law after the International Operating Engineers union challenged the measure.

The state originally hired IBM in 2006 to modernize its welfare system.

Loretta Rush took the oath of office Monday, becoming the states first female Supreme Court chief justice.