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Indiana Teacher Fired For Same-Sex Marriage Sues Archdiocese

Jul 10, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Catholic high school teacher who was fired because he's in a same-sex marriage sued the Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Wednesday, accusing it of discrimination and interfering with his teaching contract.

DCS Responds To Lawsuit, Calls It 'Inflammatory'

Jul 1, 2019
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The Indiana Department of Child Services is responding to a class action lawsuit alleging the agency is failing the children in its care.

The lawsuit filed on behalf on nine children seeks policy changes at DCS. According to the complaint, some of those children have been shuffled between foster homes more than 15 times.

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The family of a 54-year-old black man fatally shot by a white officer is suing the officer and the city of South Bend, Indiana, where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor.

Indiana Dept. of Child Services

  

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general is being sued in federal court by four women who say he drunkenly groped them during a party last year.

MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT / COURT.MI.GOV

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has cleared the way for prisoners to sue the Corrections Department for alleged civil rights violations.

The court declined to take an appeal from state officials. They're accused of failing to prevent prisoners from physically abusing inmates who were under 18 years old.

The Michigan Constitution says "no person shall be denied the equal protection of laws" when receiving a public service. But in 1999, lawmakers carved out an exception, saying public service doesn't include prisons or jails.

Newton County Sheriff's Office via AP

The Newton County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday that one of the three fired workers, Edgar Gardozo-Vasquez, 36, of Brook, was taken into custody and is being held at the Newton County Jail on a felony charge of torturing or mutilating a vertebrate animal and misdemeanor animal cruelty.

The department says U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement has placed a hold on Gardozo-Vasquez. It says there are outstanding warrants for two other former Fair Oaks workers

It’s not clear whether Gardozo-Vasquez has an attorney who might comment on his behalf.

Evansville Transgender Student Wins Court Fight

Jun 10, 2019

The Evansville school district violated a transgender student’s rights by restricting access to the bathroom of the student’s identified gender, according to a new court ruling.

Brandon Smith

A federal judge in Indianapolis will hear arguments Monday over the latest lawsuit challenging an Indiana anti-abortion law.

It’s the eighth such challenge over the last nine years.

Two Hendricks County couples are petitioning the Indiana Court of Appeals to rehear their case against a neighboring farm with 8,000 hogs. They say the smell from the confined animal feeding operation or CAFO is making it difficult for them to eat or sleep. 

Jill Sheridan

Indiana’s Attorney General filed a new lawsuit aimed at the family behind Purdue Pharma. The state becomes the latest to accuse members of the Sackler family of exacerbating the opioid crisis.

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Indiana's Voter Signature Law

May 17, 2019
Jennifer Weingart/WVPE

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A government watchdog group is challenging the constitutionality of an Indiana law that allows election officials to throw out voters' absentee ballots if they think the signature on the envelope doesn't match other signatures on file.

The federal lawsuit filed Thursday by Common Cause Indiana contends that Indiana's law resulted in the rejection of "several hundred and possibly more than a thousand mail-in absentee ballots" submitted in 2018.

Hill, Curry Again Clash Over Abortion Lawsuit

May 16, 2019

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill and Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry are again clashing over a state abortion lawsuit.

City Of Elkhart Denies Deadly Crash Responsibility

May 6, 2019
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Whole Woman's Health Alliance

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill responded to a federal lawsuit today filed by Whole Woman’s Health Alliance.

The alliance has worked since 2017 to open an abortion clinic in South Bend.

The alliance filed the lawsuit in March after the state last year denied the organization’s application, because it said the alliance did not provide necessary information about its other clinics around the country.

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