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EDITORIAL: U.S. Supreme Court clarification needed

EDITORIAL: U.S. Supreme Court clarification needed

History was made Wednesday with the first legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples in Lake and Porter counties, just months after the Indiana General Assembly debated a constitutional prohibition against them.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am Related

Calumet Twp. suit claims Griffith secession law is unconstitutional

GARY | Lawyers for Calumet Township officials are challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 state law that could force them to cut millions of dollars in assistance to Gary's neediest residents.

January 27, 2014 4:30 pm
State Board of Education sued again

State Board of Education sued again

INDIANAPOLIS | A judge may yet decide if the Republican-appointed State Board of Education held an illegal meeting Oct. 16 when members drafted and approved a letter via email requesting legislative assistance in calculating 2012-13 school grades.

December 06, 2013 1:57 pm Related

Indiana AG wants Ritz lawsuit tossed

INDIANAPOLIS | The lawsuit filed Tuesday by State Superintendent Glenda Ritz against the members of the State Board of Education appears headed for a quick dismissal.

October 24, 2013 3:00 pm Photos

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Walker fights Ritz lawsuit against state school board

Walker fights Ritz lawsuit against state school board

INDIANAPOLIS | A Merrillville attorney has asked a judge to throw out the lawsuit filed Tuesday by State Superintendent Glenda Ritz against Tony Walker, of Gary, a member of the State Board of Education.

October 23, 2013 9:19 pm Photos

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In wake of rulings, gay marriage battle looms in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is poised to become the front line in a state-by-state war over the definition of marriage following Wednesday's gay rights rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 26, 2013 3:45 pm
False imprisonment judgment upheld against state police

False imprisonment judgment upheld against state police

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a $300,000 civil judgment against the Indiana State Police after a trooper was found to have falsely imprisoned two Northwest Indiana men following a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road in Porter County.

January 28, 2013 12:00 am Related
Supreme Court removes Hammond man from sex offender list

Supreme Court removes Hammond man from sex offender list

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a Hammond man removed from the state's sex offender registry after determining the law requiring him to register for life imposes an unconstitutional retroactive punishment.

January 10, 2013 5:30 pm Related
Years of civil wrangling could await Weinberger case

Years of civil wrangling could await Weinberger case

VALPARAISO | A seven-year prison sentence for convicted former Merrillville "Nose Doc" Mark Weinberger brought closure in his criminal case this month, but potentially hundreds of former patients seek another kind of justice.

October 20, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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Lowell police target DCS performance

CROWN POINT | In the only such case during his 20-year administration, Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter last week declined to press criminal charges sought by Lowell police against a case manager with the Indiana Department of Child Services.

July 28, 2012 10:45 pm

Senators skeptical of Lake 911 plan, possible C.P. legal challenge

INDIANAPOLIS | Two Northwest Indiana state senators who spearheaded the effort to reduce 911 expenses by requiring counties to consolidate their emergency telephone answering centers believe Lake County needs to get with the program.

July 12, 2012 3:13 pm

Puppy mill foes stymied by Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | A legal tool that shut down an Indiana puppy mill likely won't be used again after the Indiana Supreme Court let stand a Tax Court ruling that found the move exceeded state authority.

June 02, 2012 8:15 pm
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