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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Indiana COVID-19 deaths hit daily high, toll rises to 245

The Indiana Department of Health on Thursday reported the most daily deaths to date due to coronavirus, 42, bringing to 245 the number of state residents who have died from COVID-19. New cases also continued to rise: 408 new positive tests brought the statewide total to 6,351.

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Indiana COVID-19 top 200 as cases near 6,000

Indiana’s coronavirus death toll rose by 30 as of Wednesday, the State Department of Health reported. The total lives claimed in Indiana by COVID-19 rose to 203, while presumptive positive cases climbed to 5,507, an increase of 436 cases.

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