Judge denies Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's motion in early voting case

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has denied Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s motion challenging a consent decree to add early voting sites in Marion County.

Judge Sarah Evans Barker ruled Thursday that the consent decree was entered into by all of the parties in a lawsuit that resulted in the agreement, including the Marion County Election Board. Hill argued in a motion filed Tuesday that decisions on early voting should be left not to the courts, but to election boards.

The election board reached the consent decree with plaintiffs Common Cause Indiana and the Indianapolis NAACP.

The attorney general’s office says it plans to appeal Barker’s ruling to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Indiana’s top elections official, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, criticized Hill’s motion as “reckless .”

MORE TOP STORIES | Sheriff: Man kills wife, 8-year-old daughter before committing suicide in Henry County | One person injured, one arrested after gun incident at Carmel Red Robin | Fishers police chief steps down after OWI arrest | 'You will dance again': Coleman family lays to rest four members killed in duck boat tragedy | Kroger to close store on Indianapolis' northeast side by end of August

Top Trending Videos

Print this article Back to Top