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Costly drug testing requirement for welfare recipients clears House

INDIANAPOLIS | With little debate, the Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 71-22 on Tuesday to subject the state's 27,000 recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits — mostly single mothers with children — to mandatory drug testing as a condition of receiving cash as…

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December 21, 2013 12:00 am
Rokita wants secret court rulings disclosed

Rokita wants secret court rulings disclosed

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, believes the attorney general should be required to disclose decisions of the secret court that has authorized federal agencies to collect and analyze the telephone and Internet records of all Americans.

June 20, 2013 2:45 pm Related
Rokita blasts NSA record-gathering program

Rokita blasts NSA record-gathering program

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, accused the National Security Agency Monday of violating constitutional protections against unlawful searches following disclosures the spy agency collected and stored the telephone and Internet records of all Americans.

June 17, 2013 7:00 pm
Court: Define role of school resource officer

Court: Define role of school resource officer

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Friday asked the General Assembly to clarify whether school resource officers -- off-duty police employed by schools for security and discipline purposes -- are engaged in law enforcement duties.

February 25, 2013 12:00 am Related

Daniels: No decision yet on right to resist police

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels has not decided whether he will sign legislation explicitly authorizing Hoosiers to physically resist police if officers are breaking the law.

March 12, 2012 6:15 pm

Lawmakers, legal experts urge rehearing on police entry decision

INDIANAPOLIS | The right of any Hoosier to resist illegal police entry into his or her home is protected by Indiana law, cannot be eliminated at the whim of a court and keeps police from exceeding their authority.

June 19, 2011 6:00 pm

ANDREA NEAL: Rehearing doubtful in police entry lawsuit

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Attorney General Greg Zoeller, House Speaker Brian Bosma, Senate President Pro Tem David Long and the attorney for a man convicted of battery on a police officer all agree: The Indiana Supreme Court went too far when it ruled 3-2 "that there is no right to reasona…

June 07, 2011 12:04 am

Rally against cop entry ruling could draw thousands in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS | As many as 2,700 people are expected at a Stand Up for Your Fourth Amendment Rights rally Wednesday at the Statehouse.

May 23, 2011 12:26 pm

Controversial court ruling produces more questions than answers

INDIANAPOLIS | In his 36 years of working in law enforcement, former LaPorte County Sheriff Jim Arnold doesn't believe he ever knowingly entered a home illegally.

May 21, 2011 10:30 pm

Attorney General wants Ind. Supreme Court to revisit cop entry ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller has added his voice to a growing chorus of Hoosiers urging the Indiana Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that the right to resist illegal police entry into a home does not exist.

May 20, 2011 2:15 pm

Outrage leading to action against Ind. Supreme Court ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana state senator troubled by an Indiana Supreme Court ruling that Hoosiers have no right to resist illegal police entry into their homes will support legislation that effectively could overturn the decision.

May 18, 2011 6:15 pm
MARK KIESLING: Indiana high court moves another step toward fascism

MARK KIESLING: Indiana high court moves another step toward fascism

There's inside information that some members of the Indiana Supreme Court are planning a working vacation to Washington, D.C.

May 15, 2011 12:00 am
Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home

Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home

INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.

May 13, 2011 3:56 pm Related
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