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Federal judge in Indiana orders recognition of same-sex marriage
April 11, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Thursday granted an emergency request to force Indiana to immediately recognize a same-sex marriage in a death certificate of a spouse of a couple who wed in another state. The temporary order, which would last 28 days, was re....... [more]

Causal Analyses in ERISA 510 and the Affordable Care Act 1558
April 10, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Jia Li, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and how it may potentially interact with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.ERISA 510 is an anti-retaliation provision that prevents e....... [more]

Indiana governor signs bill allowing guns on school property into law
March 27, 2014
Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law HB 1048 on Wednesday, allowing adults to carry a concealed weapon locked in vehicles on school property. The current law in Indiana makes it a felony for any gun permit holder to have a firearm in their car while they are on school property. A spokesperso....... [more]

ACLU challenges Indiana same-sex marriage ban
March 16, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit on Friday against the state of Indiana challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriages and its refusal to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other states. The lawsuit, one of three filed this month in attempts to overturn Indiana's....... [more]

Couples challenge Indiana ban on same-sex marriage recognition
March 8, 2014
Four Indiana same-sex couples filed suit against the state on Friday in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana seeking to strike down the state's Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The act declares same-sex marriages void for purposes of state law, even if they were law....... [more]

Indiana Senate approves constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage
February 18, 2014
The Indiana Senate on Monday approved a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would prohibit same-sex marriage in the state. The largely Republican Senate approved the amendment, sent from the Indiana House of Representatives after a change that removed a ban on same-sex civil unions, by....... [more]

Indiana House approves constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage
January 29, 2014
The Indiana House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a proposed state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. In a 57-40 vote, the Indiana House moved the joint resolution, which had been on the rolls since 2004, forward into the Senate chambers. However, because the current legisla....... [more]

Labor Laws Timeline
December 5, 2013
11/21/2013: Wisconsin Supreme Court vacated contempt order against anti-collective bargaining law. 09/13/2013: Wisconsin judge struck down controversial collective bargaining law. 09/09/2013: Indiana judge found right-to-work unconstitutional. 08/15/2013: Michigan appeals court ruled right-to-wo....... [more]

Federal judge blocks Indiana law regulating abortion facilities
November 27, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana issued a temporary injunction on Tuesday against an Indiana law regulating abortion facilities. Under the law, facilities prescribing Mifepristone, the so-called "abortion pill," must meet the same regulatory requirements as clin....... [more]

Indiana judge finds right-to-work law unconstitutional
September 10, 2013
A judge for Indiana's Lake County Superior Court ruled Monday that the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution. The state law bans unions from receiving compensation from non-union employees to pay for bargaining costs and services. Federal law, however, requires unions to barga....... [more]

Indiana Planned Parenthood challenges new abortion regulations
August 23, 2013
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) sued the Indiana State Department of Health on Thursday, challenging a new regulation on abortion facilities. Under the law, facilities prescribing Mifepristone, the so-called "abortion pill," will be defined as an abortion clinic and be required to....... [more]