Curtis Hill gets a GOP challenger; Special prosecutor requested to investigate South Bend shooting; and Sanders plan to end student loan debt

Curtis Hill gets a GOP challenger; Special prosecutor requested to investigate South Bend shooting; and Sanders plan to end student loan debt

Special prosecutor requested to investigate police-involved shooting
St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter has requested that the deadly officer-involved shooting of Eric Logan Sunday, June 16, be investigated by a special prosecutor, who will determine if criminal charges are warranted. (WNDU)

Justices say free speech protects firm’s name
The U.S. Supreme  ruled Monday that the First Amendment protects “immoral” and “scandalous” trademarks – a free-speech case successfully argued by a California lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne and once studied to be a violinist. (Journal Gazette)

Curtis Hill gets challenger for Republican attorney general nomination
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill Jr. likely will not automatically win renomination at next year’s Republican state convention. Zionsville lawyer John Westercamp is set to announce Thursday that he will ask GOP convention delegates to instead choose him as their candidate for Indiana’s top lawyer. (NWI Times)

Brebeuf, Cathedral And The New Reformation
For some reason, the archdiocese of Indianapolis seems to want to provoke another Reformation. Within the past few days, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in northwest Indianapolis announced it was separating from the archdiocese. The archdiocese wanted Brebeuf to fire a longtime and well-respected teacher who happens to be gay and married. Brebeuf stood with its employee – and its LGBTQ students – and said no. (The Statehouse File)

Bernie Sanders Announces College for All and Cancel All Student Debt Proposal
“The American people deserve freedom — true freedom. You are not truly free when you graduate college with hundreds of thousands of dollars in student debt hanging around your neck,” said Sen. Sanders. “With this bill, not only will we guarantee the right of a good, public education for all from childcare and pre-kindergarten through college, we will free a generation from the outrageous burden of student loans by canceling all existing student debt.” (Indiana Talks Network)

Doctor compares conditions at immigrant holding centers to ‘torture facilities’
From sleeping on concrete floors with the lights on 24 hours a day to no access to soap or basic hygiene, migrant children in at least two U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities face conditions one doctor described as comparable to “torture facilities.” (ABC News)

Trump’s erratic policy moves put national security at risk, experts warn
Three policy turnarounds by President Trump this month have underscored his freewheeling governing style, an approach that some experts warn sends mixed messages and puts U.S. national security at risk. (Washington Post)

Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment
The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation. (AP)

Star-studded cast to perform live reading of the Mueller report
For one night only on Monday, stars will perform a live reading of passages from the Mueller report for “The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts,” which will be streamed on the Law Works website. (NBC News)

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