As announced yesterday by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Senior District Judge Larry J. McKinney passed away unexpectedly this week. A detailed statement has been released by the Court regarding this tremendous loss.
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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – September 21, 2017: It is with deep sadness and profound shock that the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana announces that Senior District Judge Larry J. McKinney passed away overnight. The Court will release further information at a later time.
The Court requests that people respect the family’s privacy at this very difficult time, while keeping Judge McKinney’s wife, children, and grandchildren in their thoughts and prayers.
All media inquiries should be directed to the Court’s Public Information Officer, Doria Lynch, at 317-229-3729 or Doria_Lynch@insd.uscourts.gov.
In an effort to ease the ongoing Judicial Emergency in the Southern District of Indiana, beginning on or after October 1, 2017, two Magistrate Judges from the Eastern District of Wisconsin will provide targeted assistance in the Indianapolis division. In addition, Chief Judge Michael J. Reagan of the Southern District of Illinois will be assisting the court by presiding over a trial. See the Press Release for further details.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will host a Memorial Ceremony in honor of Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue, who passed away on August 2, 2017. Please see the Press Release for full details.