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Dispute Between Indiana’s Top Officials
Wednesday, May 19, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS - Lawyers for Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb derided the Indiana attorney general's claim that he can block the governor from asking the courts to stop a new law giving legislators more authority to intervene during public emergencies.

Holcomb's lawyers argue in a court filing this week that Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is making "absurd" arguments that he alone has the legal authority to represent the state in court and to decide whether the new law is constitutional.

The legal dispute between the two Republicans stems from Holcomb's lawsuit arguing that the law passed this spring by the GOP lawmakers is unconstitutional because it gives lawmakers a new power to call themselves into a special legislative session during emergencies declared by the governor.Dispute Between Indiana’s Top Officials

INDIANAPOLIS - Lawyers for Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb derided the Indiana attorney general's claim that he can block the governor from asking the courts to stop a new law giving legislators more authority to intervene during public emergencies.

Holcomb's lawyers argue in a court filing this week that Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is making "absurd" arguments that he alone has the legal authority to represent the state in court and to decide whether the new law is constitutional.

The legal dispute between the two Republicans stems from Holcomb's lawsuit arguing that the law passed this spring by the GOP lawmakers is unconstitutional because it gives lawmakers a new power to call themselves into a special legislative session during emergencies declared by the governor.



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