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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - Attorney General on the county clerks' duty to follow today's ruling

The Indiana Lawyer has just reported:

According to [press secretary Bryan] Corbin, the AG’s office advised the five county clerks named in lawsuits (Hamilton, Allen, Boone, Porter and Lake) that they must comply with the U.S. District Court’s ruling or they would be subject to contempt of court.

“Other county clerks in the remaining counties are not under direct jurisdiction of the order,” Corbin said, “but as an officer of the court, the Attorney General’s Office must encourage everyone to show respect for the judge and the orders that are issued.”

The ILB is currently unable to find this information anywhere else. The AG's press page brings up an error message.

But it appears pretty clear that Zoeller is now echoing what Gov. Pence said much earlier today: "Because the Governor believes in the rule of law, the State of Indiana will comply with the federal court’s order as this case moves through the appeals process."

If anyone has a copy of Zoeller's statement to the county clerks, the ILB would like to post it.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 25, 2014 07:27 PM
Posted to Indiana Government