Margaret C. Tarkington Professor of Law and Dean’s Fellow, IU McKinney School of Law Co-Director, J.D. Program Evaluation & […]
JOHN MILLIKAN J.D. Candidate, 2019, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; B.A. 2009, Anderson University. In […]
JAMES A. SONNE Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Director of its Religious Liberty Clinic As […]
Kathleen Clark Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law The U.S. Department of Justice has a long […]
The Indiana Law Review is pleased to announce that the following students have been selected as Note Candidates for Volume 53. We look forward to their contributions to legal scholarship over the coming school year. Congratulations!
Evan C. Zoldan[i]
When the Court of Appeals of Indiana decided an important case about gun liability in May 2019, it got a key legal point wrong. The case, City of Gary v. Smith & Wesson,[ii]arose out of a lawsuit filed by the City of Gary, Indiana (the “City”), against Smith & Wesson and other firearms manufacturers. The City asked the court to hold the manufacturers liable for creating a public nuisance and for the negligent design, distribution, and marketing of firearms. After the City’s lawsuit was filed, the Indiana legislature passed a statute granting immunity to gun manufacturers for these types of claims. Because the lawsuit predated the statute, however, it was not clear whether the statute would affect the pending lawsuit.
Ever since Chief Justice John Roberts was a child, he wanted to stay ahead of the crowd. This mission has driven him to the pinnacle of his career with a determination to be the best, whether he admits it or not. After decades of searching for this zenith, and ultimately reaching it, what does the Chief Justice want for when he is gone?