NewsPublic Affairs / May 21, 2020

Citizen Lawsuit Seeks To Oust Attorney General Curtis Hill

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The Indiana Supreme Court suspended Attorney General Curtis Hill's law license for 30 days after it determined he criminally battered four women.  - WFIU/WTIU

The Indiana Supreme Court suspended Attorney General Curtis Hill's law license for 30 days after it determined he criminally battered four women.

WFIU/WTIU

Four Indianapolis residents have filed a lawsuit trying to get Attorney General Curtis Hill permanently ousted from his position.

The complaint filed in Marion County wants the state Supreme Court to answer a question it refused to address earlier this week: whether the 30-day suspension of Hill’s law license creates a vacancy in the office.

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If it does, state law says Gov. Eric Holcomb gets to appoint Hill’s successor – likely meaning Hill wouldn’t be able to return to his post after the 30 days are up.

Holcomb asked the Supreme Court that very question in the wake of Hill’s suspension. But the court said Holcomb wasn’t following proper legal procedure.

One of the four people named in the lawsuit is Julia Vaughn, who is the policy director of the advocacy group, Common Cause Indiana.

Contact Brandon at bsmith@ipbs.org or follow him on Twitter at @brandonjsmith5.

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