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SCOTUS says lawyer’s brief absence doesn’t merit retrial

March 30, 2015
The  Supreme Court of the United States says a Michigan man convicted of murder and armed robbery does not deserve a new trial even though his lawyer was absent for 10 minutes during the original trial.
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High court to hear Kansas plea to reinstate death sentences

March 30, 2015
The Supreme Court of the United States agreed Monday to hear Kansas' appeal to reinstate death sentences for two brothers in the fatal shootings of four people and for another man convicted of killing a couple.
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Indiana plans language to 'clarify' religious-objections law

March 30, 2015
Indiana’s Republican legislative leaders said Monday they’re working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn’t allow discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Democrats countered that a full repeal is the only way to stem the widespread criticism.
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House committee removes public record search fee from bill

March 27, 2015
Lawmakers on Thursday stripped an education bill of major proposed changes to Indiana's open records laws after concerns were raised about how the measure would impact all government agencies and not just schools.
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Bartholomew juvenile detentions plummet under JDAI

March 27, 2015
The number of local juvenile offenders detained each year in Bartholomew County has been decreasing dramatically during the past decade, the Columbus Republic reports.
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SCOTUS sides with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

March 25, 2015
The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.
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Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

March 25, 2015
A court hearing has been set for April 17 on whether a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action should be lifted, a federal appeals court announced Tuesday.
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Pence set to sign ‘right to try’ trial drugs bill

March 24, 2015
A proposal to give terminally ill patients in Indiana easier access to experimental drugs not yet on pharmacy shelves is about to become law.
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Court declines Evansville woman’s suit over flood damage

March 24, 2015
The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to hear the case of an Evansville woman who sued the city over flood damage to her home that she blames on a storm sewer pipe.
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Indiana House OKs religious objection bill

March 24, 2015
The Indiana House approved by a wide margin Monday a proposal strengthening protections for religious objections in state law that opponents say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gay people.
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