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Few cases make it to Indiana Supreme Court

Few cases make it to Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court is the pinnacle of a state court system that in any given year handles some 1.6 million cases filed in the state's 92 counties, including roughly 180,000 cases in Lake County and 38,000 in Porter County.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Some June gay marriages likely invalid due to paperwork errors

Some June gay marriages likely invalid due to paperwork errors

INDIANAPOLIS | Same-sex couples who married in the two days after Indiana's gay marriage ban initially was struck down may want to check with their county clerks to confirm their marriages were recorded.

October 14, 2014 6:45 pm Related
Bosma declares marriage amendment dead

Bosma declares marriage amendment dead

INDIANAPOLIS | The most controversial issue of the 2014 legislative session will not even be up for debate next year.

October 14, 2014 5:45 pm Related

Zoeller requests Supreme Court review of marriage ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to hear his appeal of lower court decisions declaring unconstitutional Indiana's prohibition on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.

September 09, 2014 3:30 pm Related
Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Democratic Party wants to know how much the state is spending to defend its law limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples; a law that federal district and appellate courts have ruled is unconstitutional.

September 08, 2014 2:35 pm Related
Wedding bells not yet ringing for gay Hoosiers

Wedding bells not yet ringing for gay Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite Thursday's federal appeals court ruling that Indiana's prohibition on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, gay Hoosiers still may have to wait nearly a year or more before they can walk down the aisle.

September 05, 2014 11:45 am Photos

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Appeals court strikes down Indiana gay marriage ban

Appeals court strikes down Indiana gay marriage ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's prohibition on gay marriage and refusal to recognize gay marriages performed in Illinois and elsewhere violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

September 04, 2014 6:05 pm Photos

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Indiana turnout not affected by voter ID requirement

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's nearly decade-long experiment requiring voters produce photo identification to obtain a ballot likely isn't to blame for the state's lackluster voter turnout.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm
Judge OKs Indiana fight against health insurance subsidies

Judge OKs Indiana fight against health insurance subsidies

INDIANAPOLIS | More than 110,000 Hoosiers are at risk of losing federal subsidies used to purchase private health insurance after a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Attorney General Greg Zoeller seeking to prohibit that assistance.

August 13, 2014 11:20 am Related
Joy, confusion showered on NWI same-sex marriages

Joy, confusion showered on NWI same-sex marriages

The same-sex marriage mill has been busy in Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties. Rural Jasper and Newton County officials still were waiting for their first couples, after a federal judge Wednesday ruled Indiana's ban on same-sex matrimony was unconstitutional.

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Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers today know Dan Coats as their U.S. senator, but nine years ago his informal title was far more exotic — Sherpa.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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U.S. Supreme Court preserves prayer at government meetings

U.S. Supreme Court preserves prayer at government meetings

INDIANAPOLIS | The Hammond City Council likely will again debate the merits of opening its sessions with prayer after a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that prayer at local government meetings is constitutionally permissible, even if those prayers regularly favor one religion…

May 05, 2014 5:00 pm Related
Indiana Supreme Court limits right of defendants to confront witnesses

Indiana Supreme Court limits right of defendants to confront witnesses

INDIANAPOLIS | A criminal defendant is not entitled to question in court every person who has handled the evidence used against the defendant, the Indiana Supreme Court has ruled.

December 25, 2013 10:45 pm Related
Indiana sues feds to halt Obamacare employer mandate

Indiana sues feds to halt Obamacare employer mandate

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is taking a second legal shot at halting a piece of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

October 08, 2013 2:00 pm Related
Obamacare funding fight might have been Mourdock's moment

Obamacare funding fight might have been Mourdock's moment

INDIANAPOLIS | Had a few thousand votes gone a different way last year, an Indiana senator likely would be standing side-by-side with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in his quixotic effort to defund Obamacare.

September 30, 2013 4:30 am
Mental illness finding wins death row inmate additional appeal

Mental illness finding wins death row inmate additional appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | A death row inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has won the chance to argue he's become too mentally ill in prison to be executed.

September 04, 2013 3:33 pm Related
Zoeller, Obama unlikely allies in government prayer lawsuit

Zoeller, Obama unlikely allies in government prayer lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS | It's often said that politics makes strange bedfellows, and it doesn't get much stranger than the powers coming together defending the ability of governments to open their meetings with prayer.

August 08, 2013 5:30 pm Related
Zoeller asks Supreme Court to preserve prayer at government meetings

Zoeller asks Supreme Court to preserve prayer at government meetings

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana and 22 other states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a federal appellate court ruling that prohibited a New York town from beginning its monthly council meetings with a consistently Christian prayer.

August 02, 2013 4:02 pm Related
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