June 6, 2022 •
Indiana Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Governor in Separation of Powers Case
In a unanimous ruling, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled the bill giving the General Assembly the ability to call itself into special sessions was unconstitutional.
House Enrolled Act 1123 was passed with a veto override in 2021, and Gov. Eric Holcomb filed a lawsuit claiming the new law was unconstitutional because it impermissibly infringed upon his constitutional authority.
The ruling states that under the constitution, only the governor has the power to call a special session and only a constitutional amendment can give that power to lawmakers.
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