Indiana’s religious freedom law known as RFRA will be used for the first time in a suit challenging a new state law that bars sex offenders from churches.
A new law that went into effect Wednesday says people convicted of sex offenses against children cannot enter school property. And ACLU-Indiana legal director Ken Falk says because that phrase “school property” is broadly written, it could mean that offenders can’t attend religious services if the church is next to a school.
The state Supreme Court Thursday heard arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of Indiana’s law banning synthetic drugs. The suit involves powers given to the Board of Pharmacy to create emergency rules.
Lawmakers in 2012 gave the Board of Pharmacy rulemaking authority to add more synthetic drugs to the list of banned substances, in the hopes of keeping up with synthetic drug manufacturers. Two men charged with dealing synthetic drugs challenged the law.
In June, Bellwether Research and Consulting released a poll examining Hoosiers' views of Gov. Mike Pence and some of his possible opponents in 2016. The immediate reaction was that the reelection bid by Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in trouble.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that an independent redistricting commission in Arizona is, in fact, legal.
The decision opens the door for other states to explore such commissions in an effort to fight gerrymandering. (For a great explanation of gerrymandering, check out this Washington Post article from March.)
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday upheld the constitutionality of an independent redistricting commission in Arizona, a system that keeps the redrawing of legislative maps out of the legislature’s hands. That decision could have a major impact on Indiana as lawmakers prepare to examine ways to take some of the politics out of electoral redistricting.
Indiana legislative leaders – both Republican and Democrat – who’ve long supported redistricting reform overcame a major hurdle this year by gaining support for a redistricting study committee.
Hoosier businesses and individuals who owe back taxes to the state will have an opportunity to pay what they owe, without a penalty, this fall. The governor Monday announced a start date for the state’s tax amnesty program.
Indiana conducted its first tax amnesty program in 2005, collecting about $244 million in back taxes. Those who participated in that program will be ineligible to take advantage of a new tax amnesty window, open from September 15 to November 16.
Hoosiers who receive tax subsidies to reduce the cost of their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act say they’re celebrating after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling protecting those subsidies.
Nearly 160,000 Hoosiers have subsidies that reduce the cost of their insurance by an average of $320 per month.
Nina Totenberg has a lot of superlatives to her name.
As NPR's Legal Affairs Correspondent, she's a built a career as a legendary journalist, with a voice and style all her own. She's won countless awards for her work covering the U.S. Supreme Court and other legal matters. And she’s one of NPR’s "Founding Mothers," the group of female reporters who shaped the network from its earliest days.
A Department of Justice investigation found that many of Amtrak’s facilities across the country don’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, including all 11 Indiana stations.
Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services, the state’s disability advocacy agency, is one of several organizations around the country that filed complaints against Amtrak with the Department of Justice.