Indiana attorney general challenges judge’s ruling

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The state is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that a statute governing the election of Marion County judges is unconstitutional.

The Indianapolis Star reports the Indiana attorney general’s office filed a notice of appeal Friday. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Richard Young ruled on Oct. 8 in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana. The group filed the lawsuit in November 2012 on behalf of Common Cause Indiana.

In his 19-page ruling, Young said the current system denies voters an opportunity to meaningfully vote. Under the law, the Republican and Democratic parties may nominate up to half of the open positions for Marion County judge.

The ruling won’t affect the November general election because a stay is in place. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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