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Holcomb Wants Supreme Court's Guidance On Curtis Hill

Lauren Chapman
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IPB News

Gov. Eric Holcomb wants the Indiana Supreme Court to clarify what Attorney General Curtis Hill’s law license suspension means for his future.

The Supreme Court Monday suspended Hill’s license for 30 days after it concluded he criminally battered four women in 2018.

The qualifications for attorney general are only that the person must reside in the state and be “duly licensed to practice law in Indiana.” Holcomb wants the court to tell him whether Hill’s 30-day license suspension means he’s not eligible to serve as attorney general.

If so, state law empowers the governor to appoint a replacement. Holcomb has long called for Hill to step down over the sexual misconduct incident.

Hill previously said his chief deputy will lead the attorney general’s office until Hill’s license is reinstated next month.

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

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.
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