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Justices to weigh how right to publicity affects fantasy sports 3:26 PM

The Indiana Supreme Court has agreed to consider how Indiana’s right-to-publicity statute affects the fantasy sports industry in order to provide guidance to a fantasy football case pending in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

7th Circuit nominees get bipartisan support in committee vote

Marilyn Odendahl
With 21-to-0 vote, Judge Amy St. Eve and Michael Scudder, the nominees for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, were approved Thursday by the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Their nominations now proceed to the Senate for a confirmation vote at date to be determined.

COA: Inmate’s implied consent to adoption upheld but feels ‘unjust’ 2:27 PM

Dave Stafford
A conflicted Indiana Court of Appeals panel on Friday affirmed an adoption order in which a prison inmate who was the child’s biological father objected, but was deemed to have given implied consent for failing to put his name on the state’s Putative Father Registry. 

Rewrite of business organization laws provides uniformity, clarity

All it took to simplify Indiana’s business organization laws was a 149-page bill.

Rewrite of business organization laws provides uniformity, clarity

All it took to simplify Indiana’s business organization laws was a 149-page bill.
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Gorsuch is deciding vote to strike Trump-backed immigration law

The Supreme Court of the United States said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. President Donald Trump's appointee, Justice Neil Gorsuch, cast the deciding vote against the law the administration defended.

Comey: Trump’s call to put him in jail isn’t “normal”

Former FBI Director James Comey says it’s “not OK” or “not normal” for President Donald Trump to call for the jailing of private citizens. Trump suggested earlier this week that Comey should be jailed and accused him of leaking classified information and lying to Congress. Comey said during television interview Tuesday morning that Trump is “just making stuff up.”

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor breaks shoulder in fall at home

The Supreme Court of the United States said Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke her left shoulder in a fall at her Washington home. She is not expected to miss any time on the bench.

Supreme Court hears online sales tax collection case

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in an appeal supported by 40 states about whether a rule it announced decades ago in a case involving a catalog retailer should still apply in the age of the internet.

U.S. Supreme Court again refuses to hear Blagojevich appeal

The Supreme Court of the United States for the second time has refused to hear an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his corruption convictions.

Indiana lawmaker hopes to protect state forests from logging

An Indiana lawmaker plans to reintroduce legislation to protect the state’s forests after seeing the outcome of a timber cut that removed more than 1,700 trees.

Patients, doctors concerned about new Indiana opioid limits

Some patients and doctors in Indiana are worried that increased restrictions imposed in response to the national opioid epidemic may reduce access to necessary medication.

Comey to speak at Purdue Northwest forum in September

Former FBI director James Comey will speak as part of Purdue University Northwest’s Sinai Forum this September in Michigan City. Forum planners called Comey "a big catch" for the five-speaker series that has hosted figures including Eleanor Roosevelt and Walter Cronkite since 1953.

Trump seeks to limit access to records seized in FBI raid

The porn actress Stormy Daniels is expected to attend a court hearing in New York Monday where a U.S. judge will hear more arguments about President Donald Trump’s extraordinary request that he be allowed to review records seized from his lawyer’s office as part of a criminal investigation before they are examined by prosecutors.

Crowded Evansville jail to move inmates to Illinois, Kentucky

Inmates at the overcrowded jail in Evansville will be getting a road trip as officials move them to jails in Illinois and Kentucky to alleviate the congestion.

Insurer agrees to $1.6M settlement over autism therapy

Insurance company Anthem has agreed to pay more than $1.6 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by Indiana parents who were denied coverage for therapy for their children with autism.

Vigo school district sues to recover money from scheme

A western Indiana school district has filed a lawsuit to recover the roughly $100,000 it lost in a multi-year kickback scheme.

Mueller’s Russia probe shows it pays to cooperate

George Papadopoulos, taken by surprise by FBI agents at an airport last summer, now tweets smiling beach selfies with a Mykonos hashtag. Rick Gates, for weeks on home confinement with electronic monitoring, gets rapid approval for a family vacation and shaves down his potential prison time. Michael Flynn, once targeted in a grand jury investigation, travels cross-country to stump for a California congressional candidate and books a New York speaking event. The message is unmistakable: It pays to cooperate with the government.

Retired Ball State professor gets probation after plea deal

A retired Ball State University journalism professor who pleaded guilty to a lesser charge after being accused of molesting a boy has been placed on probation for 18 months.

Demolition begins at contaminated E. Chicago housing complex

Demolition has begun at a northwest Indiana public housing complex contaminated with arsenic and lead. Demolition of East Chicago's West Calumet Housing Complex will remove all buildings, foundations, streets and sidewalks, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

EPA, U.S. Steel reach consent decree over chemical spill

.S. Steel will pay a $600,000 civil penalty and $630,000 to reimburse various federal agencies for costs and damages after one of its plants discharged wastewater containing a potentially carcinogenic chemical into a tributary of Lake Michigan, federal and state officials said Monday.

Fishers renews $240K legal deal with congressman’s wife

The Indianapolis suburb of Fishers has renewed a $20,000-a-month, part-time legal services contract with the wife of Republican Senate candidate Luke Messer.

Raising stakes, attorney for porn star seeks Trump testimony

An attorney for Stormy Daniels filed a motion Wednesday seeking to question President Donald Trump and his attorney under oath about a pre-election payment to the porn actress aimed at keeping her quiet about an alleged tryst with Trump.

Immigrant's confession in Colts player death could be used

Attorneys for a Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S have ended their effort to have his confession thrown out in a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

Mediator to help settle Nassar sex abuse lawsuits

The sexual abuse scandal at Michigan State University widened when authorities charged a former dean with failing to protect patients from sports doctor Larry Nassar, along with sexually harassing female students and pressuring them for nude selfies.

Retired justice urges repeal of Second Amendment

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation. The 97-year-old wrote in an essay on The New York Times website that repeal would weaken the National Rifle Association’s ability to “block constructive gun control legislation.”

Defense ends bid to toss confession in Colts player’s death

Attorneys for a Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S have ended their effort to have his confession thrown out in a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

Another key redistricting case goes in front of high court

The Supreme Court of the United States has already heard a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now, before even deciding that one, the court is taking up another similar case.

Jeffersonville man accused of molesting 19 kids faces sixth suit

A Jeffersonville man charged with molesting 19 children faces a sixth civil lawsuit stemming from that alleged abuse. The lawsuit filed March 12 on behalf of one of Michael Begin Jr.’s alleged victims names the 18-year-old Jeffersonville man, the Greater Clark School Corporation and YMCA of Southern Indiana Inc. as defendants.

Man convicted in beating death of ex-Goshen councilman

A man charged with murder in the beating death of a former Goshen city councilman has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. A jury on Thursday night returned the verdict against 22-year-old Cody Garman of Elkhart in the killing of 66-year-old David Swartley.

Mueller examining Cambridge Analytica, Trump campaign ties

Special counsel Robert Mueller is scrutinizing the connections between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has come under fierce criticism over reports that it swiped the data of more than 50 million Facebook users to sway elections.

Holcomb signs bills allowing CBD oil, licenses for ‘Dreamers’

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed bill that allow for the widespread sale of a cannabis-derived oil as well as legislation to lift a prohibition on immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children from obtaining state professional licenses.

Indiana justices to rule on lawyer in death penalty case

The Indiana Supreme Court will consider an appeal that challenges a ruling to remove a Fort Wayne defense attorney from a death penalty case. Allen Superior Judge Fran Gull removed defense attorney Nikos Nakos from Marcus Dansby's death penalty case, citing his lack of training.

Supreme Court limits reach of tax crime statute

The Supreme Court is making it harder for the federal government to use a section of the tax law to convict someone of a crime. The court Wednesday limited the application of a statute that the government had interpreted to give it a broad ability to charge someone with obstructing or impeding the work of the Internal Revenue Service.

Judge holds climate change class in suits against big oil

A federal judge presiding over lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about global warming to protect their profits is turning his courtroom into a classroom in what could be the first hearing to study the science of climate change.

Republicans opt to wait out Trump’s storm against Mueller

Congressional Republicans made clear Tuesday they won’t take steps to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired, insisting it’s unnecessary and opting instead to wait out the storm and warn President Trump against attempting to fire Mueller.

Indiana House member Ober picked for state utility commission

The Indiana House utility committee chairman will be leaving the Legislature for a seat on the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission that oversees most of the state’s electricity and natural gas companies.

High court takes up crisis centers’ abortion information challenge

The Supreme Court of the United States is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California’s attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.

Miami County considers wind farm restrictions

Miami County in northern Indiana is considering new restrictions that could hinder a proposed wind farm that would bring 75 power generating turbines to the area.

Indiana white nationalist leader faces battery charges

A white nationalist arrested for physically harassing a woman protesting at a 2016 Donald Trump rally is accused of attacking his wife and her stepfather in the southern Indiana community of Paoli.

Indiana lawmakers send final bills to Holcomb’s desk

Indiana’s legislative session descended into chaos in its final minutes as Republicans who dominate the Statehouse struggled to pass bills ahead of the midnight deadline Wednesday.

Police face uncooperative witnesses after shooting wounds 6

South Bend police officials say their investigation into a shooting that left six people wounded at a weekend party has been hampered by uncooperative witnesses.

Hill supports Sessions’ fight against ‘sanctuary state laws’

Indiana Attorney Curtis Hill on Friday joined U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Trump administration’s ongoing legal battle with California over immigration and so-called sanctuary cities and states.

ACLU of Indiana sues county over ‘not my mayor’ sign

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a lawsuit against Randolph County after a Winchester resident was ordered to remove a sign from her yard expressing opposition of an elected official in her city.

Lawyer: Porn star sues to clarify record on Trump affair

A porn star who has said she had sex with Donald Trump filed a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement and “set the record straight,” her lawyer said Wednesday. Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday.

Holcomb orders flags lowered to honor slain Boone deputy

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is directing that flags be lowered to half-staff in four counties in honor of slain Boone County sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Pickett on the day of his funeral.

Oregon governor signs first gun law since Florida massacre

A bill prohibiting domestic abusers and people under restraining orders from owning firearms became America’s first new gun control law since the Feb. 14 Florida high school massacre.

Bill letting ‘Dreamers’ get licenses clears Indiana House

Young immigrants often referred to as “Dreamers” would no longer be prohibited from obtaining professional licenses under emergency legislation approved Monday by the Indiana House. But while the measure is supported by Gov. Eric Holcomb, there are hints it could face opposition in the Senate.

More concerns raised about Indiana's child welfare agency

A state consultant says Indiana's child welfare agency is facing a shortage of mental health and substance abuse treatment services, as well as attorneys. The review continues as lawmakers continue to consider numerous DCS-related bills.

Board rules Indiana treasurer wrongly fired Mourdock deputy

A state board has upheld a ruling that Indiana’s state treasurer wrongly fired her predecessor’s top deputy when she took office in 2014.

High court: Detained immigrants not entitled to bond hearing

The Supreme Court of the United States says immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren’t entitled by law to a bond hearing after six months in detention and then every six months if they’re still being held.

Nassar victims help unveil sweeping child abuse legislation

Victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar helped unveil what they described Monday as a sweeping rewrite of Michigan laws related to childhood sexual abuse, saying the changes would ease the ability to stop abuse and bring justice to survivors.

Supreme Court: Congress properly ended Michigan casino suit

The United States Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Congress acted within its authority when it ended a lawsuit that began over a Native American tribe’s Michigan casino.

Holcomb pledges to sign Sunday alcohol sales bill

Gov. Eric Holcomb says he “won’t let too many Sundays pass” before signing a bill that would overturn a decades-old Indiana law banning carryout alcohol sales on that day.

Ex-Louisville basketball coach urges legal action vs. NCAA

Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino believes the school should take legal action against the NCAA after the governing body nullified the Cardinals of the 2013 men’s basketball title. He said the Indianapolis-based NCAA’s decision to have Louisville vacate the title as part of sanctions for a sex scandal was unfair.

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