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SCOTUS hears case of fisherman caught in Sarbanes-Oxley net

November 19, 2014
A dispute involving six-dozen undersized fish has a group of legal scholars arguing the federal government’s tendency to broadly interpret the criminal code runs the risk of making everyone guilty of an illegal act.More.

$1.75B justice center could stretch budgets

November 24, 2014
Mayor Greg Ballard's office has said the city intends to pay no more than about $50 million a year over 35 years for a proposed criminal justice facility, bringing the cost to about $1.75 billion.More.

Indiana ethics chief seeks changes after scandals

November 21, 2014
Indiana Inspector General David Thomas has published a series of ethics reforms, asking for improved disclosure and new rules for state officials after a trio of Statehouse scandals.More.

Pence, other GOP governors eye immigration lawsuit

November 21, 2014
Gov. Mike Pence added his name Thursday to a list of several Republican governors who are considering suing to block President Barack Obama's anticipated immigration plan.More.

Indiana panel hears testimony on human trafficking

November 20, 2014
A state trooper who investigates human trafficking told a commission devoted to children's issues Wednesday that he's looked into nearly 40 such cases this year but the shadowy nature of the forced sex and labor trade means it's unclear how far the problem reaches into Indiana.More.
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