A major change to a bill that would define and ban antisemitism at Indiana’s public education institutions led to a reversal of support and opposition among those who testified on the proposal at the Statehouse on Wednesday.
No place like home: Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana uses education, advocacy and enforcement to fight housing discrimination
Ten years ago, the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana opened its doors in Indianapolis to help Hoosier tenants and homeowners keep their anchors. The small agency, which covers an area of 24 counties and 2.5 million people, educates, advocates and enforces the laws and regulations that prohibit housing discrimination.Read More
Police ID 2 guns used by FedEx shooter, cite white supremacist websites
Police on Monday identified the two weapons used by Brandon Scott Hole when he shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis late last Thursday.Read More
Year in Review: COVID aside, Barrett’s ascent to SCOTUS tops year’s biggest legal news stories
COVID may have seemed like the only thing that happened in 2020, but for Indiana’s legal community, the past year brought watershed developments that will be with us for years to come, many of which were touched directly by the pandemic. Here are the Top 10 non-coronavirus Indiana legal news stories as determined by consensus of the Indiana Lawyer editorial staff.Read More
Bravo, Parrish co-chair review of Jordan namings
When Indiana University decided to assemble a committee to reevaluate the naming of buildings and landmarks on the Bloomington campus after the school’s seventh president, David Starr Jordan, who afterward championed eugenics, the institution started by calling the law schools.Read More
Notre Dame law student removed from school in 2021 loses preliminary injunction for readmission in 2024
A former Notre Dame Law student who was involuntarily removed in his first semester will not gain readmission next fall by way of a preliminary injunction.
A judge recommended 30-day suspensions for a father-daughter pair of lawyers in Florida who spoke out after another judge overturned a jury’s $2.7 million ruling in favor of a Black doctor in a racial discrimination case.
Lawmakers in more than a half-dozen U.S. states are pushing laws to define antisemitism, triggering debates about free speech and bringing complicated world politics into statehouses.
A father-daughter pair of lawyers in Florida may face disciplinary action for speaking out against a judge’s ruling that overturned a jury decision awarding $2.7 million to a Black doctor who alleged he was subjected to racial discrimination.
Carmel Clay Schools win summary judgment on ex-counselor’s claims of discrimination for being Hispanic, gay
Carmel Clay Schools has been awarded summary judgment on discrimination and retaliation claims filed by a former high school counselor who said she was ultimately terminated for being Hispanic and married to a woman.
A conservative law firm filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the State Bar of Wisconsin’s “diversity clerkship program” unconstitutionally discriminates based on race.
A federal judge has dismissed without prejudice a civil rights complaint filed by a Black woman from Corydon who alleges she was denied full access to the town’s public utilities and faced harassment and threats while living there.
A DeKalb County not-for-profit has filed a federal lawsuit over what it claims are discriminatory requirements placed on several group homes it operates for individuals with disabilities.
A longtime employee for the City of Valparaiso has amended her complaint against the city with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
Longtime city employee sues Valparaiso, alleges constitutional violations, gender/pay discrimination
A woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Valparaiso, its mayor, a former city administrator Organizational Development Solutions, Inc. and the company’s president, alleging gender and pay discrimination, harassment, retaliation and defamation.
A women’s basketball player at Grambling State University in Louisiana is accusing the Indianapolis-based NCAA of discriminating against historically Black colleges and universities in a federal lawsuit filed Aug. 4.
Hospital employee loses appeal of summary judgment for ex-employer over denied COVID mask accommodations
A hospital director who claimed she couldn’t wear a mask to work during COVID due to her anxiety failed to convince the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that her discrimination and retaliation claims against her former employer should be revived.
Online charter school’s request to toss discrimination lawsuit ‘wholly lacks merit,’ federal judge rules
A federal judge has denied an online charter school’s motion to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit brought by a teacher, ruling the school was properly served.
A Christian graphic artist who the Supreme Court said can refuse to make wedding websites for gay couples pointed during her lawsuit to a request from a man named “Stewart” and his husband-to-be. The twist? Stewart says it never happened.
In a defeat for gay rights, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority ruled Friday that a Christian graphic artist who wants to design wedding websites can refuse to work with same-sex couples.
Members of California’s Black reparations task force handed off their historic two-year report to state lawmakers Thursday, beginning the next chapter in the long struggle to compensate the descendants of slavery.
No evidence that bus driver acted with racial animus when telling Black student to go to back of boarding line, federal judge rules
A northern Indiana high school student and her mother who alleged a school bus driver acted in a racist manner when the student was told to go to the back of the boarding line after jumping the line have failed to prove their discrimination claims.
Anderson newspaper wins dismissal of discrimination complaint filed by Black journalist, but without prejudice
A Black journalist who called a local school board member a white supremacist then accused leadership at the Anderson newspaper of race and gender discrimination will have one more chance to amend her complaint after a judge dismissed it without prejudice.