New Indiana Supreme Court ruling hurting government transparency, attorneys say

An Indiana Supreme Court decision is already having a negative impact on government transparency and access to records, just days after it was handed down, according to several Indianapolis attorneys.

On April 19, the Indiana Supreme Court effectively ruled state lawmakers can continue to withhold their email communications from public disclosure, including emails with constituents and lobbyists.

On April 22, attorney Bill Groth received another denial to a request he made under the Indiana Access to Public Records Act (APRA) for Governor Mike Pence’s communications. Continue…