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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 judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional

Lake judge denies stay in right-to-work case, law is unconstitutional

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras has rejected Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras postpone his decision finding Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional.

August 20, 2014 6:15 pm Related

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
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

Hammond good Samaritan sues over I-94 crash injuries

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man is suing over injuries he suffered in a recent three-vehicle traffic accident, caused by drunken driving.

June 07, 2013 5:20 pm

EDITORIAL: Order judges to obey merit selection law

The Indiana Supreme Court now has a lawsuit, rather than letters, to consider in deciding whether the next Lake Juvenile Court judge should be chosen by merit selection, as the law requires, or by transfer, as Lake County's judges hope. The high court must choose to follow the law.

March 21, 2013 12:00 am

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

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 finds lawyer's objections to tax sale don't add up

CROWN POINT | A Merrillville lawyer is vowing to stop an upcoming Lake County treasurer's office tax sale or at least save his office from being auctioned off because its owners haven't paid taxes in 16 years.

August 09, 2012 8:30 pm
Frey seals Democratic nomination for Lake County coroner

Frey seals Democratic nomination for Lake County coroner

Political newcomer Merrilee Frey captured the Democratic nomination for Lake County coroner Tuesday in a race in which she secured high-powered endorsements from established party members.

May 08, 2012 10:00 pm

Tax sale purchase pays off big

INDIANAPOLIS | It's not quite the Mega Millions jackpot, but the Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a Lake County jury verdict awarding a Crown Point man $332,172 for 5.2 acres of Hammond land he purchased for $3,900 at a county tax sale.

March 30, 2012 6:00 pm Related
Briar Ridge homeowners, members to buy country club

Briar Ridge homeowners, members to buy country club

SCHERERVILLE | An investor group has signed an agreement to buy Briar Ridge Country Club from an entity that is under the direction of region businessman Donald Powers.

July 31, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Gary mayoral candidate loses appeal

CROWN POINT | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld last spring's decision by local elections and court officials to remove Derric Price from the field of Gary Democratic mayoral candidates.

July 29, 2011 12:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Hold off on conservancy district OK

With the Gary City Council's endorsement of the Calumet Burns Conservancy District, the supporters of this plan could take it to the Lake Circuit Court judge for his review. That should not happen, and certainly not yet.

July 22, 2011 12:00 am

Democratic candidate restored to May 3 Gary mayoral ballot

CROWN POINT | A judge ruled Tuesday that a 10th Democrat will join the race for Gary mayor in the spring primary.

March 29, 2011 8:00 pm

Gary council candidate returns to ballot

CROWN POINT | The Lake Circuit Court judge ordered county election officials to return a Gary woman to the May 3 primary race for the 5th District Gary City Council seat.

March 16, 2011 4:55 pm

Gary mayoral candidate's rejection upheld

CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board voted Monday to uphold its decision last week to remove Latanza Johnson from the May 3 Democratic Gary mayoral primary.

March 14, 2011 5:30 pm
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