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GUEST COMMENTARY: Amicus briefs give Indiana a voice

The U.S. Supreme Court and federal appeals courts decide important cases impacting the constitutional rights of everyone, the responsibilities of businesses toward consumers and the relationship between government and citizens. Indiana and other have a stake in these questions.

June 25, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Alternative to Senate primary a choice Indiana Legislature already can make

After some remarks I gave to an Indianapolis group on Feb. 20 about defending Indiana’s laws, an audience member posed a question about the Constitution's 17th Amendment, which requires direct election of U.S. senators by voters. I replied the 17th Amendment also permits state legislatures t…

May 13, 2014 5:45 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Justice system needs both sides represented

Several same-sex couples recently filed lawsuits seeking to strike down Indiana’s traditional marriage definition law. As Indiana's attorney general, I have been asked why my office is defending the statute in court when some AGs in other states are not defending their states’ traditional ma…

April 01, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lawsuit asks if IRS can tax state

Can the IRS require Indiana’s state government to pay a tax penalty just like any other employer? The answer will set a precedent that goes to the fundamental relationship between states and the federal government.

October 17, 2013 12:00 am Related

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Supreme Court needs to offer clarity on prayers

The recent Times editorial “Government meetings aren’t prayer meetings” provides a welcome opportunity to explain why the office of the attorney general files friend-of-the-court briefs on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

August 13, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Wabash River should be appreciated, protected

GUEST COMMENTARY: Wabash River should be appreciated, protected

Boating down the Wabash River near Lafayette on July 16, I witnessed firsthand the broad, winding river’s scenic beauty, but also got a lesson in the environmental challenges the river faces when two Asian carp hurled themselves out of the water and landed in our boat.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am Video

GUEST COMMENTARY: Defending state’s authority is AG’s obligation

The law of the land recognizes the authority of states to license marriage. The majority of states, including Indiana, provide a marriage license only to a man and woman while nine states also allow same-sex couples to receive a license to marry.

April 02, 2013 12:00 am Related

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Why Indiana's AG is weighing in on gay marriage

Why does the Indiana Attorney General have to be involved in the definition-of-marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court? It’s a fair question I have been asked since the Supreme Court announced Dec. 7 it would hear two marriage-definition cases, potentially setting the stage for a landma…

December 18, 2012 12:00 am Related

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GUEST COMMENTARY: State AGs are chief defenders of federalism

GUEST COMMENTARY: State AGs are chief defenders of federalism

State attorneys general have expanded their responsibilities for protecting state residents since the early 1990s, when they targeted major tobacco companies for inflicting harm on the public and state treasuries alike. Ever since the national tobacco settlement, residents have expected thei…

July 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Criminal justice must remain nonpartisan

GUEST COMMENTARY: Criminal justice must remain nonpartisan

During the primary election season there was much discussion regarding whether bipartisanship is a positive or negative attribute as it relates to the work of the U.S. Congress.

May 17, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The constitutional case against the Affordable Care Act

GUEST COMMENTARY: The constitutional case against the Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court on March 26 will begin three days of hearings with six hours of oral argument on the constitutional challenge Indiana and 25 other states filed against sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare." This historical lawsuit…

March 16, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislature must decide on State Fair compensation

GUEST COMMENTARY: Legislature must decide on State Fair compensation

Hoosiers' hearts go out to everyone who lost loved ones or was injured in the Aug. 13 Indiana State Fair stage collapse. It's still too early to determine the cause or to assign all aspects of legal liability, but the summer tragedy does underscore the position of the state as a sovereign entity.

January 11, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: High court review is of high importance

GUEST COMMENTARY: High court review is of high importance

The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear 5 1/2 hours of oral argument on the lawsuit brought by 26 states, including Indiana, that challenges the constitutionality of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

November 23, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: In federalism, state, feds limit each other's power

GUEST COMMENTARY: In federalism, state, feds limit each other's power

Today marks my 10th year of service for the people of Indiana working in the office of the attorney general. But my career in service to the people of Indiana began much earlier, in 1982, working for then-Senator Dan Quayle in Washington and later in the Bush-Quayle White House as an assista…

July 04, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public access seminar supports open government

To gain and maintain the trust of the public, government must be open and transparent in the way it conducts the public's business. If government officials huddle behind closed doors or refuse to release public records, they won't enjoy the public's trust. And trust is a necessity to govern.

May 12, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Trust RDA to guard East Chicago funds

GUEST COMMENTARY: Trust RDA to guard East Chicago funds

At the Jan. 20 meeting of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority board, I presented my case for the creation of a trusteeship that would oversee the millions of dollars in casino revenue that are intended for the sole benefit of the citizens of East Chicago.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Supporting the rule of law in Mexico

When blessed with the justice system we are privileged to enjoy in Indiana and the United States, it is easy to take for granted the freedoms, rights and protections embodied in our founding principles such as our Constitution. One need only look south to our neighbors in Mexico to see the s…

September 22, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: All nursing home surveys thoroughly investigated

An Aug. 24 article about nursing home administrators might alarm those who live in Indiana nursing homes or who have loved ones who do.

September 02, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: AG answers questions about health care lawsuit

Since my decision that Indiana would join the multi-state legal challenge to the new federal health care law, many Hoosiers have called or e-mailed my office with questions. Let me now explain why Indiana had to join the challenge.

June 17, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Here's why RDA opinion wasn't issued sooner

Two recent editorials in The Times commented on the legal advisory opinion issued by my office regarding the statutory authority of Porter County to withdraw from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority. One editorial on Sept. 4 praised the legal opinion while the other on Sept.…

September 15, 2009 12:00 am
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