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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Ind. Courts - Lawsuit claims RCRA "fix" and ordinances passed pursuant thereto are invalid
Indiana Family Institute, et al v. City of Carmel, et al. is a 49-page lawsuit filed today in Hamilton County, by James Madison Center attorney James Bopp, challenging the RFRA "fix" and the ordinances that the cities of Carmel and Indianapolis passed pursuant to the "fix."
From a press release of the plaintiffs:
The Indiana Family Institute, The Indiana Family Action, and The American Family Association of Indiana filed a lawsuit challenging the Constitutionality of last spring’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) “fix” as well as the Carmel and Indianapolis-Marion County Nondiscrimination Ordinances claiming in state court that the measure contradicts Indiana’s strong Constitutional protections, specifically equal protection for the religious-free-exercise of all persons. The suit was brought on behalf of plaintiffs by First Amendment Attorney James Bopp, Jr., The Bopp Law Firm, Terre Haute, Indiana.Interestingly, although the Attorney General must defend in any lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of state law, neither the AG nor the State has been made a party to this lawsuit.