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Ban on selfies with ballot ruled unconstitutional

TheStatehouseFile.com By Shelby Mullis INDIANAPOLIS — On Monday evening, Federal Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana saying the ban on “selfies” with a ballot is unconstitutional. More specifically, the law – enacted on July 1 – banned the “practice of taking or sharing a photograph of […]

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Appeals court judge rules election process of Marion County judges is unconstitutional

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An appeals court judge has ruled that the process used to elect new judges in Marion County is unconstitutional. “There is no more important right in our Constitution than that of exercising a meaningful vote,” said Ken Falk, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Indiana legal director, in a statement. […]

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Appeals Court rules former DOC employee can marry inmate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed a ruling that prevented a former Indiana Department of Corrections worker to marry an inmate. The American Civil Liberties Union brought the case on behalf of Rebecca Riker, former employee of an Indiana Department of Corrections at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in […]

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ACLU: State is putting children at risk by overloading caseworkers

By Aubrey Helms TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The American Civil Liberties Union is trying to protect some of the state’s most vulnerable children through a lawsuit meant to ease the burden on overloaded caseworkers. State law prohibits caseworkers from taking on more than 17 children at a time. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, is on behalf […]