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Indiana's highest court is the Indiana Supreme Court, which handles appeals, including felonies, torts, real property, probate, civil, and family matters. Under the Supreme Court are Indiana's Courts of Appeals and Tax Courts. Indiana's Superior Courts and Circuit Courts both handle handle small claims, torts, contracts, domestic relations, probate/estate cases, as well as some civil appeals. Indiana's 47 city courts handle torts and contracts valued up to $3,000, as well as small claims, misdemeanor, and traffic cases. Indiana's 28 town courts handle misdemeanors and traffic violations. A few counties have separate probate and small claims courts.

Indiana provides a number of online databases at http://www.in.gov/judiciary/cases/. Here you can find information regarding Indiana appellate, and trial court cases. You can also read former appellate and Supreme Court decisions, and can also find information regarding current protection orders. If you're seeking court records in Indiana, you should start at this website. However, if you need copies of the actual Indiana court documents, it's best to contact the individual court where the records are held. Most Indiana court records are available to the public, but each court has its own policy as far as how to obtain copies.
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12, Oct 2014 - Jeffersonville, IN Animal rights group wants vegan diet for Indiana man accused of cannibalism
By Steve Bittenbender Louisville Ky. (Reuters) - An animal-rights group wants an Indiana man accused of murdering his former girlfriend and eating part of her body to receive a vegan diet while he is in custody, saying it could help protect jail staff, a spokesman said on Monday. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter last week to Clark County, Indiana, Acting Sheriff Brian ...
12, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can proceed in five states with prior bans
Big news for gay marriage this morning out of Washington . The US Supreme Court denied review of the attempts by petitioners in several states to reverse lower-court decisions that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. All of those states, much like Arkansas, had previously banned gay marriage before lower courts struck down their prohibitions ...
12, Oct 2014 - Vigo, IN Venue change sought in case of woman’s 1975 death
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man who spent more than 25 years in prison for the death of his second wife is seeking a new location for his trial on charges he killed his first wife in 1975.
12, Oct 2014 - IN Attorney General: county clerks required by law to issue same-sex marriage licenses
The Indiana Attorney General's office says Monday's ruling by the Supreme Court means that county clerks will be required by federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
12, Oct 2014 - Tippecanoe, IN Purdue shooter gets 65 years
LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom was sentenced Friday to the maximum 65 years in prison after
12, Oct 2014 - High court move hurts Arizona gay marriage ban
PHOENIX (AP) -- The refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeals from five states that want to block gay marriage will likely make it tougher for Arizona's gay marriage ban to survive court challenges, legal experts said Monday. The court said it would not consider appeals from Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia. The decision implies that the four conservative justices who ...
12, Oct 2014 - Tippecanoe, IN Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers
Journal & Courier, Lafayette. Sept. 29, 2014. Purdue murder and stiffer sentences Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington got everything the law allowed in the sentencing of Cody Cousins, a former Purdue University student who murdered fellow senior Andrew Boldt in an Electrical Engineering Building classroom in January. ...
12, Oct 2014 - Marion, IN Prison inmate charged in 2 Indy double homicides
Police say they've served an Indiana prison inmate with four murder warrants stemming from two double homicides in Indianapolis earlier this year.
12, Oct 2014 - Marion, IN Putnamville inmates join IMPD re-entry program
Ninety-seven percent of inmates in Indiana prisons will be released. Of those, some five thousand annually return to Indianapolis to live. That's why IMPD developed a unique re-entry program to help former inmates adjust to live outside.
12, Oct 2014 - Wabash, IN Man accused of murdering inmate in Ind. prison
A southwestern-Indiana prison has launched a murder investigation after officials said an inmate stabbed another to death.
12, Oct 2014 - IN County Clerk's Offices Issuing Gay Marriage Licenses
After the Supreme Court rejected Indiana's appeal to ban same-sex marriage, county clerk's started issuing gay marriage licenses.
12, Oct 2014 - Indianapolis, IN Marion County Clerk's Office to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples
The Marion County Clerk's Office will immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to the Supreme Court of the United States' decision to deny hearing of an appeal of the Seventh Circuit Court's decision declaring Indiana's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.
12, Oct 2014 - White, IN Indiana woman sentenced in son's bathtub death
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- An Indiana woman must spend one to two years in prison followed by five years' probation in the death of her 13-month-old son, who drowned while he was bathing unattended with two toddler siblings. Twenty-seven-year-old Tonya Thomas, of White Township, was sentenced by an Indiana County judge on Monday. ...
12, Oct 2014 - St Joseph, IN Sister answers prisoners' calls for bail with $15,000 and a discerning eye
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12, Oct 2014 - Miami, IN Prison inmate charged in 2 Indianapolis double homicides
INDIANAPOLIS - Police say they've served an Indiana prison inmate with four murder warrants stemming from two double homicides in Indianapolis earlier this year.
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