INDIANAPOLIS - The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is adding a third lawyer to its staff to help with its caseload.
Kelly Eskew joined the ACLU's office in Indianapolis this week. Eskew has 13 years of experience in trial and appellate work and teaches ethics and law at Butler University and the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.
The ACLU of Indiana has a docket of more than 40 active cases, generally involving constitutional rights.
Among recent successes are a case that led to changes in the treatment of mentally ill state prison inmates and a Marion County court ruling regarding vanity license plates and freedom of speech.
Eskew will be the ACLU of Indiana's third acting lawyer, along with legal director Ken Falk and attorney Gavin Rose.
Plane of Ind. dad-son team crashes during flight
The plane of an Indiana father-son team attempting to fly around the world has crashed after taking off from American Samoa.
Firefighters battle blazes caused by lightning
Early morning storms caused serious damage to several homes in Avon and in Hamilton County on Wednesday morning.
Judge sets bond for man accused of murdering mom
A judge set a bond Wednesday in the case of a man accused of murdering his mother with a hammer.
Watchdog details what's right, wrong about DCS
The Indiana Department of Child Services handles cases appropriately most of the time, but "there's always room for change," said a leader…
Danville women accused of arson
Two women are accused of setting a home on fire to collect insurance money.
David Bisard files appeal in conviction
Lawyers for former Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Davis Bisard filed an appeal Wednesday after he was convicted in 2013…