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News & Announcements

Supreme Court imposes interim suspension on judge facing felony charges in Jay County

SEP 30, 2016 | Press Release

The Indiana Supreme Court has imposed an interim suspension on Judge Tommy D. Phillips, II of Jay County Dunkirk City Court, effective immediately. The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications filed a "Notice of Criminal Charges and Request for Suspension" with the Indiana Supreme Court on September 29, 2016. After reviewing the request, the Indiana Supreme Court ordered Judge Phillips suspended with pay, as required by court rule. Judge Phillips' interim suspension remains in effect until further order of the Court or final determination of any disciplinary proceedings, if any, that may arise from the criminal charges.

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Discipline charges filed against Senior Judge

JUL 15, 2016 | Press Release

The Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) has filed disciplinary charges against Court of Appeals Senior Judge William I. Garrard. JQC alleges 2 counts of judicial misconduct related to an Operating While Intoxicated conviction. Judge Garrard has 20 days to file an answer to the charges.

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