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Pence’s appeal fails, has to decide what’s next in Syrian refugee dispute

By Derreck Stahly TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is waiting for the state to make its next move. Monday a federal appeals court upheld a previous judge’s preliminary injunction, effectively blocking Gov. Mike Pence’s attempt to stop Syrian refugees from resettling in Indiana. That, however, does not mean the legal […]

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ACLU, Planned Parenthood files suit challenging new ultrasound requirements

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A new state law that changes the requirements of timing an ultrasound before an abortion is going under the microscope. The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a suit on behalf of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) challenging the constitutionality of the law that took effect July […]

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Judge considers temporarily stopping Indiana’s new abortion law

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt says she will rule on whether she’ll temporarily halt key portions of the state’s controversial abortion law before July 1—the date it is set to go into effect. The legislation, also known as the Dignity for the Unborn Law, would prohibit pregnant women […]

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ACLU says law prohibiting pictures of election ballots is unconstitutional

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state concerning a new law that prohibits people from taking pictures of their election ballots and also prohibits the posting of those pictures to social media sites. The ACLU filed the suit Thursday and said the law violates the First Amendment. Senate […]

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Department of Child Services to add more than 100 caseworkers to help ease burden

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence announced on Thursday morning the Indiana Department of Child Services would add 113 additional caseworkers. The move comes just a day before DCS will present their annual report before the state budget committee. “I’m proud of the efforts they have made but nevertheless because we’re talking […]