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?
Please join us in congratulating the following Note Candidates for being selected to have their Note published in Volume 53 of the Indiana Law Review!
The Indiana Law Review is pleased to announce the following members have been selected for its Volume 53 Editorial Board. We look forward to their leadership and contributions to legal scholarship throughout the 2019-20 academic year. Congratulations!
Matthew Goldsmith, Editor-in-Chief
Cassie Heeke, Executive Managing Editor
Max Adams, Executive Notes Editor
MacKenzie Johnson, Senior Executive Editor
Ben Morrical, Executive Articles Editor
Carly Wallace, Executive Articles Editor
Sloan Crawford, Symposium Editor
Travis Watson, Executive Online Editor
Note Development Editors:
Administrative agencies regulate a wide breadth of issues—including driver’s licenses, alcoholic beverage permits, placement of utility poles, administration of the state’s Medicaid program, and complaints by prisoners—to name just a few examples discussed in this Article. These agencies form a bridge between Indiana’s citizens and their government.
Justice Robert D. Rucker ended his decades-long legal career in 2017 with his retirement from the Indiana Supreme Court. Justice Rucker came to the supreme court after serving eight years as a judge on the Indiana Court of Appeals. His elevation to the supreme court in 1999 still stands as the most recent occasion a court of appeals judge was selected for Indiana’s highest court. (Prior to Justice Rucker, the most recent judge to hold that honor was Justice Donald Mote, who was elevated from what was then known as the Indiana Appellate Court in 1966 into the then-elected position of supreme court justice.)