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RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

There are those who say the Indiana right-to-work law would be better named the right-to-work-for-less law.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

Supreme Court considers constitutionality of Indiana right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | The five justices of the Indiana Supreme Court struggled during oral arguments Thursday to pin down precisely how the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional.

September 04, 2014 10:50 am Related
Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

Right-to-work took long journey to Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in Attorney General Greg Zoeller's first appeal of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related
Supreme Court may consolidate Lake right-to-work cases

Supreme Court may consolidate Lake right-to-work cases

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller's appeals of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional appear likely to be consolidated before the cases are heard by the Indiana Supreme Court.

August 25, 2014 7:00 pm Related
Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

Pence: 'Indiana is a right-to-work state'

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Labor no longer is enforcing the state's right-to-work law that two Lake County judges ruled unconstitutional, but Gov. Mike Pence believes it's only a matter of time before the labor law is back on the books.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Lake precinct fight is before local judge

CROWN POINT | A judge is set to rule whether a new law that could eliminate dozens of small Lake County precincts is a harmless exercise in cost saving or a dagger aimed at the Democratic Party.

August 08, 2014 7:21 pm

EDITORIAL: Let law work by exploring efficient voting practices

Politics once again is on the verge of pulling a blanket over logic's head in Lake County, and a chance at more efficient voting practices could be the casualty.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

Lawsuit stops Lake precinct purge for now

CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board canceled its special meetings early Friday to discuss plans to discard precincts in Democratic Party strongholds after a judge slapped a 10-day injunction on them.

August 01, 2014 5:36 pm

Pence stands by right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatible with the Indiana Constitution.

July 25, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras appears unlikely to grant Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras delay his decision finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional until the Indiana Supreme Court weighs in.

July 24, 2014 9:00 pm Related

Lake juvenile venue remains up in the air

GARY | The wheels of justice are grinding too slowly for Gary, East Chicago and the NAACP lawyers who want Lake Juvenile Court child support hearings returned to Gary.

April 15, 2013 5:35 pm

EDITORIAL: Move court, but help move people

Testimony in last week's trial over moving the Lake Juvenile Court's Gary child support operations to Crown Point discussed how accessible these services are to the poor. It is a symptom of a larger problem in Lake County.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am

Battle over relocation of child support court moves into next stage

CROWN POINT | In the next 10 days, attorneys will present their findings of fact in the battle over whether to relocate the Gary court that handles child support cases to Crown Point.

March 12, 2013 7:30 pm

Lake County commissioners join dispute over court move

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners are joining a lawsuit to keep a Gary courtroom where thousands of child-support disputes are resolved annually from moving south to Crown Point.

February 06, 2013 6:30 pm

Judge rules RTW legal challenge can proceed

Lake Circuit Judge George Paras ruled Tuesday the United Steelworkers' lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Indiana's right-to-work law can proceed.

October 18, 2012 7:30 pm

Lake County judges rebuff new nepotism law

CROWN POINT | Lake County judges are declaring their independence from the state's new nepotism law.

August 03, 2012 8:00 pm

New judge needed for commissioner recount suit

CROWN POINT | The Indiana Supreme Court is expected to appoint a special judge to hear a challenge to the result of the May 8 Democratic primary for the 3rd District Lake County Board of Commissioners seat.

May 25, 2012 7:30 pm

Technology enables The Times to webcast Lake County courts

INDIANAPOLIS | Changes in technology are partially responsible for The Times winning approval from the Indiana Supreme Court to broadcast trials on nwi.com from three Lake County courtrooms.

January 27, 2012 7:15 pm

The Times to webcast Lake County trials

INDIANAPOLIS | The Times soon will begin broadcasting Lake County civil court hearings on its website, nwi.com, as part of a pilot project intended to bring courts closer to residents.

January 27, 2012 1:15 pm

Merrillville attorney appointed Circuit Court magistrate

CROWN POINT | Lake Circuit Court has a new magistrate.

August 19, 2011 7:50 pm
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