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Attorney General Hill fires back at disciplinary commission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Curtis Hill, facing the potential loss of his license to practice law and his job as Indiana’s top law enforcement officer, is arguing that the accusation of sexual battery against him is not a crime of dishonesty nor a violation of his position of trust. In documents filed […]

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Questions on gender identity complicate hate crimes issue

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The already-contentious debate over including a comprehensive list in the hate crimes bill just got more complicated. Since the state Bureau of Motor Vehicles announced last week that residents can list an “X” on their license in the place of a male or female gender identification, lawmakers have been […]

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Self-defense bill would expand “Stand Your Ground” law

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS–Legislation that would expand Indiana’s “Stand Your Law” to cover civil lawsuits would lead to more deaths of Hoosiers, opponents of the proposed bill told a Senate committee Wednesday. House Bill 1284 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee 7-3 over the objections of Sens. Greg Taylor, D-Indianapolis, Lonnie Randolph, D-East […]

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Attorney General Curtis Hill accused of misconduct by court disciplinary commission

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Allegations that Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill groped four women have been revived by a state commission, which Tuesday accused him of committing both felony-level and misdemeanor battery while acting “with the selfish motive to arouse his sexual desires.” The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission released a 10-page complaint […]

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Senate committee expands window for exonerees seeking compensation

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Wrongfully convicted Hoosiers may soon have an opportunity to recover state funds for their time spent in prison, thanks to a bill moved by the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee Tuesday. And now, after the committee advanced an amended version House Bill 1150, authored by long-time advocate Rep. […]

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Bill to protect infrastructure faces First Amendment concerns

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The House Judiciary Committee voted Monday to approve a bill that supporters say is needed to protect crucial infrastructure, but critics say will stifle something else that’s crucial: First Amendment rights. Senate Bill 471, authored by Sen. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, is designed to help protect Indiana’s infrastructure, creating penalties for any […]

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Amended school bus safety bill passes House committee

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—A bill that would increase penalties for passing a school bus as it is loading children was approved by a House committee Wednesday, but not before lawmakers amended it to reduce the maximum fine violators could face. Senate Bill 2, authored by Sen. Randy Head, R-Logansport, increases the penalty for passing […]

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Indiana’s innocents ask for compensation after time lost to wrongful conviction

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Mike Young, R-Indianapolis, made a solemn promise to one of Indiana’s exonerated prisoners from his seat as chair of the Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee hearing Tuesday. “We’re going to do everything we can to help you,” the senator said. Young said this to Roosevelt Glenn, who […]

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Bill approved by House committee provides for tracking of rape kits

By Andrew Longstreth TheStateHouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation that would make it easier to track individual rape kits as they work their way through the criminal justice system was approved by a House committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 424, authored by Sen. Michael Crider, R-Greenfield, expands an already existing Indiana Criminal Justice Institute database to include tracking of rape […]

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As report shows bias crimes laws often unused, businesses say they make a needed statement

By Emily Ketterer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Research can’t definitively prove the effectiveness of hate crimes laws, but Indiana business leaders say the mere act of passing such a law here will post a welcome sign at the state’s borders. In fact, a new Indiana University report released Monday found that while many bias crimes go […]

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