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Indiana Supreme Court Ducks Holcomb's Question On Curtis Hill

Lauren Chapman
IPB News

The Indiana Supreme Court refused to tell Gov. Eric Holcomb whether he can appoint a replacement for Attorney General Curtis Hill.

Hill’s law license is suspended for 30 days after the court last week ruled he criminally battered four women.

State law isn’t clear on whether that suspension means Hill vacates the office. If he did, the governor has the right to name a replacement. So, Holcomb asked the Supreme Court to weigh in.

But the court says the disciplinary case against Hill is finished and Holcomb has no right to intervene. The justices did not answer the question of whether a 30-day license suspension means Hill can’t return to his office in a month.

Hill last week said his chief deputy Aaron Negangard will run the office until he returns.

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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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