Indiana court rejects bid to stall governor’s powers suit

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that the governor can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging the increased power state legislators gave themselves to intervene during public health emergencies.

The justices issued a one-page order Friday saying they voted 4-1 in favor of letting Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb pursue the lawsuit with private lawyers representing him.

It was the second time this month the court rejected arguments from Republican Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office that the lawsuit shouldn’t be allowed to proceed at this time.

A Marion County judge has scheduled a Sept. 10 hearing on the merits of Holcomb’s arguments that the law is unconstitutional.