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Indiana constitutional fight means tussle among GOP leaders

Eric Holcomb and Todd Rokita

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The conservative pushback over Indiana’s COVID-19 restrictions is turning into a tangled legal standoff among Republicans who dominate the Statehouse.

Gov. Eric Holcomb is arguing that the GOP-controlled General Assembly is violating the state constitution with a new law giving itself the power to call a special legislative session during emergencies and wants the courts to decide who is correct.

Some legal experts question legal arguments that Attorney General Todd Rokita has filed asking a judge to throw out the governor’s lawsuit because state law gives him alone the authority to determine whether the governor can even go to court.

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