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January 12, 2015

 

Seatbelt plug

Juries Could Weigh Seat Belt Use In Civil Lawsuits

Proposed legislation would allow juries to know whether or not someone involved in a car accident was wearing a seat belt.

January 7, 2015

 

abortion clinic

Legal Battle Ends Over Abortion Clinic Law

The state has agreed to end the legal battle over a law putting tougher restrictions on chemical abortion clinics.

January 2, 2015

 

jail inmates

How Funding Mental Health Could Keep People Out Of Prison

The criminal code overhaul aims to treat more low-level offenders at the local level, but mental health service providers say they need more money to do that.

December 29, 2014

 

jail door

Monroe County Probation Pilot Program Could Be State Model

The pretrial release program aims to get more people into home detention and community corrections programs, in an effort to save money and jail space.

December 23, 2014

 

school bus with gay pride banners

Putnam County School Sued Over Gay-Straight Alliance

The ACLU says the school district's refusal to allow a gay-straight alliance violates the U.S. Constitution.

December 22, 2014

 

baby

Teacher Fired Over Fertility Treatment Awarded $2 Million

A federal jury found a teachers' employer, the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, guilty of discrimination.

December 20, 2014

 

Franklin County Nativity

Franklin County Nativity Scene To Stay Through Christmas

The ACLU agreed to drop its request for a preliminary injunction in its lawsuit against Franklin County over a nativity scene display.

December 17, 2014

 

Indiana Supreme Court

Supreme Court Halts Second Right-To-Work Lawsuit

The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the law last month and is now telling another court to dismiss a similar case.

December 16, 2014

 

stage collapse

New State Fair Stage Collapse Suit Challenges Damages Cap

Jordyn Polet was 10 years old when the disaster at Sugarland‘s state fair concert killed seven people and injured 107.

December 16, 2014

 

FBI raided two locations in central Indiana on Monday afternoon.

FBI Agents Raid Putnam, Morgan County Properties

The FBI raided properties in Putnam and Morgan counties, but they would not disclose what they were looking for.

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