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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 - 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 - Indiana same-sex marriage proponents celebrate Supreme Court decision
Kelly Dooley says it doesn’t take much for him and his friends to celebrate. But on Monday night, Dooley raised his glass for a toast at a restaurant in Crown Point, Indiana. Dooley and about a dozen friends celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court’s inaction, which nullifies Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage. Although Dooley got married eight years ago in Canada, his marriage to his husband Matthew ...
12, Oct 2014 - Lake, IN Man who prompted bestiality law charged again
A man whose animal cruelty conviction led Indiana lawmakers to pass a law making sexual relations with animals a crime faces another charge of sexually abusing an animal.
12, Oct 2014 - Indianapolis, IN Same-sex marriage licenses issued in Marion Co.
The Marion County Clerk's Office said it would immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples Monday, hours after the nation's high court declined to take on Indiana's same-sex marriage case.
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 - Jasper, IN 2 avoid prison in southern Indiana bar fight death
JASPER, Ind. (AP) — Two men have avoided going to prison after pleading guilty to charges in the death of a southern Indiana man following a bar fight.
12, Oct 2014 - Hancock, IN Program gets $1 million US grant to mentor ex-cons
INDIANAPOLIS - An Indianapolis nonprofit is receiving a $1 million Department of Justice grant to mentor released prison inmates who are mothers and fathers.
12, Oct 2014 - Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis issues marriage licenses for same-sex couples following Supreme Court decision
By: Liz Gelardi INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 6,2014) – The Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to take place in five states. On Monday, the country’s highest court decided it will not take up appeals to federal court rulings that found Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. The Marion County Clerk’s Office began issuing […]
12, Oct 2014 - Tippecanoe, IN Purdue shooter gets 65 years in Wisconsin man's homicide
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 telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill.
12, Oct 2014 - Hancock, IN Indy program gets $1M grant to mentor ex-cons
An Indianapolis nonprofit is receiving a $1 million Department of Justice grant to mentor released prison inmates who are mothers and fathers.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Porter, IN Indiana man gets 10 years for molesting baby
A 22-year-old Michigan City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to molesting an 11-month-old girl.
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