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Indiana Supreme Court strikes down Evansville smoking ban

Indiana Supreme Court strikes down Evansville smoking ban

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court struck down Evansville's smoking ban Tuesday, potentially setting up a challenge to the state law that bans smoking in most indoor places.

February 11, 2014 6:30 pm Related

New state commission eyes issues facing at-risk youths

INDIANAPOLIS | Leaders of Indiana's executive, judicial and legislative branches met Wednesday to begin finding ways of working together on behalf of the state's most endangered children.

August 21, 2013 7:15 pm
Indiana Supreme Court ruling could pull twins from adoptive home

Indiana Supreme Court ruling could pull twins from adoptive home

INDIANAPOLIS | In a ruling it described as "harsh" and "devastating," the Indiana Supreme Court declared Friday it had no choice but to void the adoption of twins originally from Jasper County.

August 16, 2013 2:41 pm Related
Supreme Court sets process for putting children on sex offender registry

Supreme Court sets process for putting children on sex offender registry

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Monday clarified the process juvenile court judges must follow before a child who commits a sex crime can be added to the state's sex offender registry.

July 01, 2013 7:30 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court changes rules for denying bail in murder cases

Indiana Supreme Court changes rules for denying bail in murder cases

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a 1981 law and reversed nearly 150 years of precedent by shifting onto prosecutors the burden of proving a defendant accused of murder or treason is not entitled to bail.

June 25, 2013 6:15 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court OKs walkout fines for House Democrats

Indiana Supreme Court OKs walkout fines for House Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by House Democrats to rescind more than $100,000 in fines withheld from their paychecks by the Republican majority for shutting down legislative business to block a right-to-work proposal.

June 18, 2013 10:19 pm Related
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
Senator hopes children's commission will be nimble, effective

Senator hopes children's commission will be nimble, effective

INDIANAPOLIS | The sponsor of legislation creating a state commission focused on children's issues envisions the panel as a kind of super commission that would absorb most of the 31 existing state children's boards, committees and groups but remain nimble and fast-acting.

February 01, 2013 7:30 pm Related

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Additional DCS reforms endorsed by Senate panel

INDIANAPOLIS | Two more proposals intended to protect Hoosier children and improve the Department of Child Services have cleared a Senate committee.

January 30, 2013 11:30 am

Chief Justice urges lawmakers to compromise on walkout fines

INDIANAPOLIS | The eyebrow-raising moments that have accompanied Indiana's becoming a right-to-work state continued Thursday at the State Supreme Court, where Chief Justice Brent Dickson all but demanded House Republicans and Democrats settle their dispute over walkout fines before the court does.

January 03, 2013 5:00 pm Related

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Indiana Supreme Court scrutinizes school vouchers

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's school voucher program, which uses state tax dollars to pay tuition for some students attending private schools, appears to rest on how the Indiana Supreme Court interprets four words in the state constitution.

November 21, 2012 12:15 pm Related
Daniels has third chance to appoint woman to Supreme Court

Daniels has third chance to appoint woman to Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | Will the third time be the charm? The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission last month formally sent Gov. Mitch Daniels its three recommended candidates to fill a vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court.

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