Covid-19

A federal judge ruled that Indianapolis bars and nightclubs cannot sue the city for enforcing a county-wide public health order prohibiting public gatherings in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. The city cannot be held responsible for an order it did not issue, without evidence that the city worked in conjunction with the county to impose restrictions on nightlife establishments.

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Absentee Ballots

The Seventh Circuit stayed an injunction that had required Indiana to count all absentee ballots received by Nov. 13, finding the state’s law requiring all ballots to be received by noon on Election Day is “rational.” The circuit court added that the Supreme Court “insists the federal judges not change electoral rules close to an election.”

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