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Applicants sought for Lake Superior Court vacancy

A Lake County Superior Court judge will retire at the end of next month, prompting the Lake County Judicial Nominating Commission to begin the process of selecting his successor. The vacancy will occur April 30 when Judge William E. Davis retires from his position in Lake Superior Court, Civil Division, Room Five.
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Lawsuit from ex-St. Mary’s president says she was forced out

The former president of St. Mary’s College who abruptly resigned after two years with the Catholic women’s liberal arts college in northern Indiana has filed a lawsuit alleging she was forced out. The lawsuit says Janice Cervelli resigned last year from the school in South Bend after being pressured to do so by Mary Burke, chair of the Saint Mary’s College Board of Trustees.
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Indiana moves toward expanding religious objection to abortion

Indiana lawmakers are moving closer to allowing nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists to object on religious or other grounds to having any role in an abortion. The Indiana House voted 69-25 on Thursday in favor of the legislation, which would expand the statute for medical professionals who don’t want to perform an abortion or participate in any procedure that results in an abortion.
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Attorneys share discovery in Elkhart woman’s terror case

Prosecutors have said they are still determining which confidential items they can share with attorneys defending an Indiana woman who is accused of providing tactical gear and funds to two Islamic State fighters. Assistant U.S. Attorney Abizer Zanzi said at a status hearing in federal court Thursday that the government has shared discovery that is not confidential with the attorneys for Samantha Elhassani.
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