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Monday, January 13, 2014

Ind. Law - Opinion by former Justice Boehm cited as authority for HJR 3 companion bill [Updated]

The author of HJR 3, the marriage amendment, and HB 1153, the marriage amendment ballot language plus "clarifying language," Rep. P Eric Turner, this morning cited as authority for the concept of a "companion" bill to spell out legislative intent behind a constitution amendment, a 2000 opinion by then-Indiana Supreme Court Justice Ted Boehm. The opinion is McIntosh v. Melrose Company.

[Updated at 11:24 AM] As a reader points out, McIntosh v. Melrose Company was a 3-2 opinion, with Dickson and Rucker (the only two justices still on the Court) in dissent.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 13, 2014 10:44 AM
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