OliviaCovington

Olivia Covington joined the Indiana Lawyer team in September 2016. Prior to coming to Indiana Lawyer, Covington worked as a reporter for The Republic in Columbus, IN, where she specialized in education and local, state and national government reporting for 15 months.

Covington’s work has received honors from both the Hoosier State Press Association and the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors, which each awarded her second and third place awards for her work at The Republic in 2015.

Covington is an Indianapolis native who graduated from Franklin College with degrees in broadcast and news editorial journalism in 2015. While a student at Franklin, she worked for various media outlets in Indianapolis, including WRTV6 News and TheStatehouseFile.com. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University.

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Full House to hear ‘sanctuary campus’ bill

March 27, 2017
An Indiana Senate bill that faced widespread criticism for its prohibition of so-called “sanctuary campus” policies at Indiana colleges and universities is now headed to the full House for consideration, though in a much different form than what was considered by the Senate.
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Supreme Court takes multiple evidence admissibility appeals

March 27, 2017
The Indiana Supreme Court granted transfer to four appeals last week, three of which hinge on admissibility of certain evidence at the trial court.
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COA remands child support case

March 27, 2017
An Indiana trial court did not err in finding a Marion County father is voluntarily underemployed, yet it failed to consider evidence of the father’s prevailing job opportunities or earnings level, the Indiana Court of Appeals found Monday.
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4th Amendment seizure case goes to Supreme Court

March 24, 2017
It was a high-crime area, he was wearing the color associated with a local gang, and police believed he was a juvenile who was truant from school. Given those circumstances, state officials argued before the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday that officers were justified in stopping 18-year-old Jordan Jacobs and arresting him after discovering an handgun in his pocket.
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Parties urge justices to take med-mal case to provide clarity

March 24, 2017
A medical malpractice case on petition to transfer before the Indiana Supreme Court had both the appellants and appellees urging the justices Thursday to take their case.
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Justices consider ‘grossly disproportionate’ standard in civil forfeitures

March 23, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court established a standard nearly 20 years ago for determining when the punitive nature of a civil forfeiture has surpassed a reasonable limit: if the forfeiture is “grossly disproportionate” to the criminal conduct in question.
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COA reinstates right-to-work case, says federal law preempts state claims

March 23, 2017
Although former members of a Fort Wayne union did make a claim upon which relief can be granted after their former union continued to take dues from their checks without their consent, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that federal labor law is preemptive in the state court case.
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COA awards summary judgment to city in mountain bike liability case

March 23, 2017
The Indiana Court of Appeals granted summary judgment in favor of the city of Indianapolis and Indy Parks and Recreation department after determining that the city was not liable for injuries sustained by a mountain biker as he was riding on a city-owned trail.
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First round of Supreme Court interviews complete

March 22, 2017
With all 20 interviews to replace Justice Robert Rucker on the Indiana Supreme Court now complete, Chief Justice Loretta Rush and the Judicial Nominating Commission are now considering which applicants should move on to the semifinalists round in April.
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New task force meant to break down language barriers, aid court interpreters

March 22, 2017
As the number of litigants, witnesses or spectators requesting interpretation services continues to rise, the Indiana Supreme Court is taking steps to ensure those services are high-quality and far-reaching.
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