COA reverses intimidation conviction for lack of intent

Despite allowing a Level 6 felony conviction to stand, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has reversed a Level 5 felony intimidation conviction, finding that even though the defendant acknowledged he had threatened to kill his sisters, he did not actually intend to prevent them from calling the police.

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COA: Open door lawsuit requires a bond to continue

Residents of Cass County who challenged the local government’s actions to lure a zinc oxide manufacturing facility to their community will have to put more skin in the game to continue their fight after the Court of Appeals of Indiana found they filed a public lawsuit that requires the setting of a bond.

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Parents’ gender-marker change requests for transgender kids splits COA

Two Indiana trial courts must reconsider parents’ requests to change their children’s birth certificate gender markers, a majority of the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday, finding parents have statutory authority to request the changes for their minor transgender children. A dissenting judge, however, opined that Wednesday’s decision was a judicial overreach into legislative powers.

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