A special committee of Indiana legislators will consider whether lawmakers can do anything about a recent state Supreme Court Ruling that said Indiana residents don’t have the right to resist police officers who illegally enter homes. Republican Senator Brent Steele will chair the committee, which will determine whether the General Assembly can overturn the ruling […]
“We have to survey our members and see what they want to do and plot our strategy politically,” says Rick Sutton. “But it could include individual action against individual members and it must include a public education campaign. We have to do that.”
If Congress refuses to act on a constitutional amendment favored by the states, the states can force a constitutional convention. Two-thirds of the states must pass similar resolutions to force congress to act. To date, at least 22 states have done so, but each state’s resolution is worded differently.
House Speaker Greg Stumbo relinquished his gavel so he could speak from the floor on the hunting rights bill. Stumbo says the constitutional amendment creates the right to hunt, fish and harvest non-threatened species using traditional methods.
A nursing student who was expelled from the University of Louisville over her blog posts will not be reinstated this semester.
Friday, a federal judge will hear arguments in the case of Nina Yoder, a University of Louisville nursing student who was expelled over posts on her MySpace page. Yoder is suing the university, claiming the action violated her First Amendment rights