The lawsuit alleges ordinances passed in several Indiana cities violate RFRA.
A growing number of Indiana counties are working to stop the cycle of people with mental illness returning to jail through alternative court programs.
Messel is convicted of murdering an IU student last year. He does not face the death penalty, but will spend 45 to 85 years in prison.
This was the formal ceremony, but Slaughter was sworn-in privately in June.
After six days of testimony, jurors found Daniel Messel guilty of murdering IU student Hannah Wilson last year.
A federal judge in Indianapolis will hear the preliminary injunction request November 9.
The bridge will be named the Carl A. Koontz Memorial Bridge in honor of an officer who was killed in a shootout earlier this year.
A forensic biologist says Messel's clothing and car had Wilson's DNA, but there was also DNA from an "unknown individual" in both places.
Police say John Lawrence Jr. tried to set a trailer and two people inside it on fire.
The two witnesses for the prosecution today are establishing Messel’s movements in the early morning hours of April 24.