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Courts leave election law questions unanswered

In the days leading up to an Election Day where thousands of Hoosier voters had already cast ballots before polls even opened, Indiana's appellate judges issued a pair of election law rulings that leave more questions than answers and will likely lead to further review.

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Child Advocates relocates

Child Advocates has relocated its offices, where it will have an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30.The organization moved to 8200 Haverstick Road, Suite 240, Indianapolis, IN 46240. The event is open to the public. People interested in attending should RSVP by Oct. 24 to [email protected] or call (317) 493-2240.

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Former commissioner testifies against judge

A former Marion County commissioner took the stand against the judge she once worked for, hinting at a pattern of disorganization in his courtroom. However, she took most of the blame for an almost two-year delay in releasing a man who had been cleared of rape charges.

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Statute must be followed in all CHINS cases

The Indiana Court of Appeals today affirmed the involuntary termination of parental rights of a mother and father, but cautioned the Marion County Department of Child Services to continue to follow the statutory procedures in child in need of services cases and termination cases even if a court determines reunification efforts aren't required.

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7th Circuit affirms crime-lab ruling

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a District Court’s decision of summary judgment in favor of Indianapolis and Marion County in an appeal filed by a former employee of the county’s Forensic Services Agency, or Crime Lab.

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