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Appeals court to stick with 3-judge panel for marriage, denies ‘en banc’ review

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals court has denied the state’s request that all 10 of its judges consider the constitutionality of the state’s marriage law. Instead, the court will move forward with previously scheduled oral arguments on Aug. 26 before an appeals panel of three judges. They will review […]

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2nd judge declares right-to-work law unconstitutional; state to seek stay

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Lake County judge has struck down Indiana’s 2012 right-to-work law that made it illegal for companies to compel non-union members to pay fees for union services. But Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Wednesday that he will ask for a stay to prevent the decision from taking effect […]

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Conflicting court rulings could impact Indiana health care subsidies

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Federal appeals courts handed down conflicting rulings Tuesday on whether residents in some states – including Indiana – qualify for government subsidies to pay for heath insurance. A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said no, ruling that the federal Affordable Care Act limits the subsidies […]

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State to study constructing judicial building on Statehouse parking lot

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Pence administration will study whether the state should build a new judicial and government center on property north of the Statehouse under direction from the Indiana General Assembly last session. The mandate for the judicial study was tucked in a bill that deals with tax issues – and […]

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Appeals Court to hear marriage arguments on Aug. 13

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal appeals court announced Monday that a three-judge panel will hear oral arguments in Indiana’s marriage case at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13. The state is appealing a federal judge’s decision that struck down an Indiana law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The […]

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Federal court strikes law dictating who can officiate marriages in Indiana

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Indiana can’t prevent officials from The Humanist Society from conducting marriages in the state and urged lawmakers to allow notaries to do so as well. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit declared Indiana’s law limiting who […]

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Zoeller asks full appeals court to consider marriage law

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has asked a federal appeals court to skip a three-judge review of the state’s marriage law and go straight to a full court hearing. The attorney general’s office filed the motion Friday with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is reviewing a district […]

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State government won’t recognize same-sex marriages

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Same-sex marriages that were officiated during the three day period when a judge said they were legal in Indiana will no longer be recognized as legal unions by the executive branch. Gov. Mike Pence’s general counsel sent a memo to state agencies Monday that requires all government departments to […]

Analysis: Marriages left in limbo tough for all involved

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Analysis: Marriages left in limbo tough for all involved

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Regardless of where you stand on the issue of same sex marriage, this week’s legal proceedings can’t have been wholly satisfying. And at least in the short term, the rulings raise as many questions as they answer. Just days after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on […]

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Video & story: Heroin traps young lives across Indiana

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Heroin use is on the rise – not just in Hollywood or New York, where living fast and dying young can seem a world away – but in less sophisticated cities, towns and suburbs across Indiana and the rest of the nation. Understanding the Heroin Crisis in Indiana 10 […]

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