Termination order affirmed at COA

The Court of Appeals of Indiana has affirmed the termination of the parental rights of two parents with severe substance abuse issues, finding the issues that led to termination wouldn’t be remedied in the near future.

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RFRA defense fails to stop child abuse prosecution

A Lawrence County man tried to defend himself against child abuse charges by asserting his right to religious freedom, but the Court of Appeals of Indiana found the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act did not apply in his case because the prosecution demonstrated it had chosen the least restrictive means to advance the state’s compelling interest in protecting children.

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