Indiana Supreme Court Deciding Fewer Cases Created by kblakeslee on 11/11/2013 11:40:23 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Supreme Court heard fewer cases during its last term.
The court's new annual report shows it issued 78 rulings on the 868 cases that were appealed to the five justices during the one-year period ending June 30.
That's down from the 90 opinions issued the previous year and 122 it made a decade ago. The court also is picking from among fewer cases being appealed.
Chief Justice Brent Dickson tells The Times of Munster he doesn't have a specific explanation for why the number of appeals reaching the court has gone down.
At least three of the five justices must agree to hear an appeal for the Supreme Court to take up the case.