In 1995, I had been out of law school for nine years.  It was in April of that year that I had the opportunity to be sworn into the Supreme Court of the United States.  My former boss, Judge Allen Sharp of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, invited any…

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It is no secret that underage college students occasionally consume alcohol. Underage college students who consume, purchase, or transfer alcohol sometimes encounter law enforcement. These encounters may lead to the college student being arrested and charged with Minor Consuming. Indiana treats underage alcohol consumption harshly. Minor Consuming is a crime in Indiana – specifically, a…

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No parent wants to answer a phone call in the middle of the night and learn their child has been arrested for drunk driving. However, parents across northern Indiana occasionally find themselves in this predicament.  Those who have never encountered the criminal justice system are often left wondering, what happens next?  This article answers common…

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South Bend / Mishawaka, IN – In November 2014 President Barak Obama took bold action to seek immigration reform. Mr. Obama implemented a new program known as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and changed guidelines for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).   The changes to DAPA would allow,…

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