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Zoeller, other AGs seek federal help in protecting consumers from unwanted calls

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Nearly 40 state and territorial attorneys general have signed a letter to the Federal Communications Commission requesting that phone companies be able to take extra steps to protect customers from unwanted calls or phone scams. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed the official comments – co-sponsored by Missouri Attorney General […]

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Indiana appeals marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state has asked the United State Supreme Court to declare its ban on gay marriage constitutional. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed an appeal with the nation’s highest court on Tuesday. He’s asking the justices to overturn last week’s 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, which declared Indiana’s […]

Commentary: Fight over gay marriage needs to go one more round

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Commentary: Fight over gay marriage needs to go one more round

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The long and increasingly senseless fight over gay marriage in Indiana is one step closer to being done. Three judges on a federal appeals bench ruled, 3-0, that bans in Indiana and Wisconsin against people of the same sex marrying violate the U.S. Constitution. The ruling affirmed an earlier […]

Commentary: Indiana: Looking right for No. 1

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Commentary: Indiana: Looking right for No. 1

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com You’ve got your Texas, your Mississippi, even your – Lord save our cheese – Wisconsin. Could the most rightwing state in the union be our own Indiana? I’m tempted to call it a lock after reading a recent piece in the liberal organ Truthout with the headline “The Ultra-Right-Wing State Nobody […]

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Zoeller wants to improve veteran benefits

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Several state lawmakers and military members joined Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller Tuesday to discuss a legislative proposal on increasing consumer protections for military service members. As proposed, the Indiana Service Member Civil Relief Act would provide state remedies for violations of the federal Service Member’s Civil Relief Act […]

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Federal judge to hear arguments in state Obamacare case in October

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal judge has set oral arguments for Oct. 9 in a case that could strip Hoosiers of their ability to get federal subsidies for health insurance. Southern District Judge William T. Lawrence ruled late Tuesday that Indiana and 39 school districts can largely move forward with a case […]

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Analysis: Attorney General is tied by law to defend state statutes

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has been in the news a lot lately with high profile cases involving marriage and health care – and that’s raised questions about his responsibility to represent the state. The attorney general’s office – which is created by state law, not the Indiana Constitution […]

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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 […]

Commentary: State’s lawyer has duty to represent state in marriage lawsuit appeal

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Commentary: State’s lawyer has duty to represent state in marriage lawsuit appeal

By Greg Zoeller Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Recent federal court actions that first struck down Indiana’s statute limiting marriage to the traditional definition, and then stayed that order pending appeal, have left many in our state in legal limbo. As the attorney who represents state government and defends its laws, I know this difficult case stirs many […]

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Zoeller: Validity of same-sex marriages – save one – remain ‘undetermined’

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The attorney general said Tuesday that he has not decided if same-sex marriages performed last week are valid or not. “The validity is undetermined and such issues might have to be determined by a court later,” said Attorney General Greg Zoeller in a statement. The 7th Circuit Court of […]

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