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Ind. Decisions - More on: The email attachment that is the object of Groth v. Pence is now public

Updating this ILB blog from March 15th, which linked to the document at issue, Fatima Hussein of the Indianapolis Star reports this morning in a story headed "Pence document shows Republican strategy for fighting Obama immigration plan." Some quotes:After the...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on March 17, 2017 09:57 AM

Ind. Decisions - The email attachment that is the object of Groth v. Pence is now public

Sofia Resnick & Amy Littlefield of Rewire News are reporting this afternoon - some quotes from the long story that should be read in full:Rewire has obtained a political white paper that Vice President Mike Pence has spent more than...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on March 15, 2017 03:56 PM

Ind. Gov't. - "Suit over emails takes turn: Asked to return to trial court to ensure AOL was included"

Supplementing this ILB post from yesterday (which includes links to the documents), and this long list of earlier ILB posts, see this story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Niki Kelly reports:[ILB emphasis]INDIANAPOLIS – Revelations that former Gov. Mike...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on March 8, 2017 09:13 AM

Ind. Courts - Motion to remand filed in Groth v. Pence/Holcomb

The ILB has just received this news from Greg Bowes, who represents William Groth in the Pence email case, Groth v. Pence:In light of new information about Governor Mike Pence’s use of a private email account for official Indiana business,...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on March 7, 2017 10:21 AM

Ind. Gov't. - "Pence used personal email for state business — and was hacked" [Updated]

Tony Cook reports today in a great story in the Indianapolis Star [emphasis added]:Vice President Mike Pence routinely used a private email account to conduct public business as governor of Indiana, at times discussing sensitive matters and homeland security issues....

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on March 3, 2017 09:44 AM

Ind. Decisions - More on: Plaintiffs file petition for transfer in Pence/Holcomb redacted emails case

Updating this comprehensive ILB post from Feb. 7, 2017, re the petition to transfer filed in the case of Groth v. State, which sought certain emails from then-Governor Pence, here is the "Corrected Response of Appellee Mike Pence, as Governor...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on March 1, 2017 09:16 AM

Ind. Decisions - Plaintiffs file petition for transfer in Pence redacted emails case [Updated]

The ILB has a long list of posts re the Jan. 9th Court of Appeals opinion in the case of Groth v. Pence. There were two issues in the case. Quoting a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial from Jan. 12th:By...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on February 7, 2017 11:20 AM

Ind. Decisions - "SBT Opinion: Appeals court ruling holds Pence to open records law"

That is the heading to an editorial this week in the South Bend Tribune:Last week’s ruling from the Indiana Court of Appeals was, at first glance, a win for former Gov. Mike Pence. The court ruled that Pence’s staff appropriately...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 19, 2017 09:07 AM

Ind. Decisions - More on COA opinion in Groth v. State

Updating a long list of ILB posts, of which this one on Jan. 10th is the most recent, here in full is an editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. The heading is "Balance of power: Judge wisely holds...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 12, 2017 10:59 AM

Ind. Decisions - Does the State have standing to appeal in Groth v. State?

Concerning this ILB post this morning re the Court of Appeals decision in Groth v. State, where the FWJG quoted attorney Willam Groth as saying:Groth doesn’t believe that the Pence administration –now run by new Gov. Eric Holcomb – has...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 10, 2017 01:58 PM

Ind. Decisions - "Pence wins ruling on withholding records"

Yesterday's 2-1 Court of Appeals opinion in Groth v. Pence is the subject of several news stories today. Niki Kelly reports in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette:The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that former Gov. Mike Pence’s staff appropriately...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 10, 2017 11:10 AM

Ind. Decisions - More on: COA decides Pence email case, Groth v. Pence

The ILB has had a number of posts on Groth v. Pence, the email public records challenge. Today the Court of Appeals issued its opinion. In answer to an ILB question, William R. Groth, plaintiff in the case, replies:Two principal...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 9, 2017 01:21 PM

Ind. Decisions - COA decides Pence email case, Groth v. Pence

In Groth v. Pence, a 41-page, 2-1 opinion, Judge Najam writes:The Indiana Access to Public Records Act (“APRA”) provides that “it is the public policy of the state that all persons are entitled to full and complete information regarding the...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 9, 2017 01:09 PM

Ind. Courts - "Civil and criminal cases that will have an impact in the coming year""

Madeline Buckley reported this weekend in the Indianapolis Star in a long story that begins:Discrimination based on sexual orientation. A drug kingpin. Problems in the Marion County Jail. In 2017, judges in Indiana will tackle a wide variety of legal...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on January 3, 2017 09:20 AM

Ind. Courts - "Pence, who touts openness, tries to stop document release"

That is the headline to Brian Slodysko's AP coverage yesterday of the oral argument in William Groth v. Mike Pence (for background, start with this LB post from yesterday). Some quotes: Lawyers for Indiana Governor and Republican Vice President-elect Mike...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on November 22, 2016 09:34 AM

Ind. Courts - Rough transcript of William Groth v. Mike Pence oral argument

Oral argument was heard earlier this afternoon in William Groth v. Mike Pence. You will be able to watch the archived video here, later today. For background on this case, begin with this ILB post from May 20, 2016, quoting...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on November 21, 2016 02:40 PM

Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week and next

This week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court (week of 11/21/16): Tuesday, November 22 9:00 AM - Noe Escamilla v. Shiel Sexton Company, Inc. (54S01-1610-CT-546) A subcontractor’s employee, a citizen of Mexico, was injured on a jobsite and sued...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on November 21, 2016 08:40 AM

Ind. Gov't. - "The court is giving up its ability to check another branch of government, and that should worry people”

That is a quote from a Terre Haute Trib-Star editorial, here as reprinted in the Washington Indiana Times-Herald, about the case that will be argued next next Monday before the Court of Appeals, William Groth v. Mike Pence:TERRE HAUTE --...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on November 17, 2016 09:20 AM

Ind. Courts - COA next week to hear public records challenge

Fatima Hussein, the new civil courts reporter for the Indianapolis Star, has a long story this morning on a lawsuit to access certain of Governor Pence's email communications. The case originated in a Texas immigration lawsuit Gov. Pence joined, hiring...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on November 14, 2016 08:44 AM

Ind. Decisions - Upcoming oral arguments this week and next

This week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court (week of 11/14/16): No oral arguments currently scheduled. Next week's oral arguments before the Supreme Court (week of 11/21/16): Tuesday, November 22 9:00 AM - Noe Escamilla v. Shiel Sexton Company,...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on November 14, 2016 08:26 AM

Ind. Decisions - More on: Appellants file for rehearing in House email/public records case

Updating yesterday's ILB post, here are several stories on the filing. From the AP, here via the Chicago Tribune: "Court asked to reconsider ruling that shields Indiana lawmakers from records request." The long story ends:Indiana's Public Records Act declares "it...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on May 20, 2016 09:08 AM

Ind. Decisions - "Public access advocates say their fears about the recent Indiana Supreme Court decision are already coming true"

Hayleigh Colombo reports this afternoon for the IBJ in a story headed "Pence argues email privacy ruling should apply to him, too." A few quotes:Gov. Mike Pence is using a recent Indiana Supreme Court decision to argue that he should...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on April 28, 2016 04:20 PM

Ind. Courts - Will the non-justiciability rationale of CAC v. Koch be applied equally to the executive branch, further limiting APRA?

Here is a quote from Megan Banta's $$ April 18th story in the Bloomington Herald-Times on the CAC v. Ind. House Caucus oral argument:Before they address the question of balancing the public’s right to know with legislative duties and...

Posted in The Indiana Law Blog on April 26, 2016 08:18 PM