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IC 33-24-3
     Chapter 3. Duties and Powers

IC 33-24-3-1
Court rules; adoption and publication
    
Sec. 1. The supreme court shall adopt and publish rules in conformity with IC 33-24-1-2(b) specifying the terms and conditions under which the supreme court and the court of appeals exercise jurisdiction.
As added by P.L.98-2004, SEC.3.

IC 33-24-3-2
Publication and distribution of opinions and reports
    
Sec. 2. The judicial opinion or decision in each case determined by the supreme court shall be reduced to writing. Reports of these opinions and decisions may be published and distributed in the manner prescribed by the supreme court.
As added by P.L.98-2004, SEC.3.

IC 33-24-3-3
Seal
    
Sec. 3. (a) The supreme court shall have a seal that is devised by the justices of the supreme court.
    (b) A description of the seal shall be recorded in the office of the secretary of state.
As added by P.L.98-2004, SEC.3.

IC 33-24-3-4
Powers of court
    
Sec. 4. The supreme court may do the following:
        (1) Frame, direct, and cause to be used all process, establish modes of practice that may be necessary in the exercise of the supreme court's authority, and make and publish regulations concerning all process and modes of practice.
        (2) Establish regulations concerning bonds required in appeals to the supreme court, the amount of the penalties related to the bonds, and for approving sureties executing bonds.
        (3) Establish regulations concerning giving notice to officers of inferior courts of the granting of stay of execution, or of supersedeas.
        (4) Establish regulations concerning proceedings that are requisite in the supreme court in the exercise of the supreme court's authority that are not specially provided for by law.
As added by P.L.98-2004, SEC.3.

IC 33-24-3-5
Additional powers of court
    
Sec. 5. The supreme court may:
        (1) impose and administer all necessary oaths;
        (2) punish by fine and imprisonment for contempt of the

supreme court's authority; and
        (3) process and compel the attendance of witnesses by attachment and fine.
As added by P.L.98-2004, SEC.3.

IC 33-24-3-6
Certification of questions to court by federal appellate courts
    
Sec. 6. The supreme court may, by rule of court, provide that if:
        (1) the Supreme Court of the United States, a circuit court of appeals of the United States, or the court of appeals of the District of Columbia determines that there are involved in any proceeding before the federal appellate court questions or propositions of the laws of Indiana that are determinative of the proceeding; and
        (2) there are no clear controlling precedents in the decisions of the supreme court;
the federal appellate court may certify the questions or propositions of the laws of Indiana to the supreme court for instructions concerning the questions or propositions of state law, and the supreme court, by written opinion, may answer.
As added by P.L.98-2004, SEC.3.

IC 33-24-3-7
Senior judge; appointment; rules
    
Sec. 7. (a) The supreme court may appoint a judge who is certified as a senior judge by the judicial nominating commission to serve a circuit court, a superior court, a probate court, the tax court, or the court of appeals if the court requests the services of a senior judge.
    (b) The supreme court may adopt rules concerning:
        (1) certification by the judicial nominating commission; and
        (2) appointment by the supreme court;
of senior judges.
As added by P.L.98-2004, SEC.3. Amended by P.L.32-2005, SEC.4; P.L.201-2011, SEC.21.