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Crystal Hill


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Legal affairs reporter based in Chicago.

George Floyd Square has become a living memorial with an uncertain future

MINNEAPOLIS - Jay Webb doesn't like to sit down. The tall, gregarious gardener and caretaker of George Floyd Square - the makeshift memorial at the intersection at 38th Street and Chicago Avenue where Floyd was killed last year - would rather spend the day tending to the plants, or his "rescues" as he affectionately calls them, in his greenhouse.

What the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings reveal about Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris's unsparing questioning of Brett Kavanaugh when the then D.C. Circuit Court judge was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Trump won the senator praise for her prosecutorial skill. Critics at the time, however, said Harris's treatment of Kavanaugh was an obvious and out-of-line attempt to raise her political profile.

Indianapolis Star
Teen told police he couldn't breathe. Officers aren't liable for his death, court says

CLOSE Indianapolis police officers will not be held liable in the 2015 death of an 18-year-old shoplifting suspect who died in police custody after telling officers he was struggling to breathe. A federal appeals court decision issued this month said Terrell Day did not tell police exactly why he was in distress as he laid handcuffed on the ground the afternoon of Sept.

Indianapolis Star
'There's no playbook': What local governments can legally limit during coronavirus

CLOSE As the novel coronavirus spread through Indiana in March, a problem was unfolding in Howard County, about 50 miles north of Indianapolis. People were circumventing the governor's March 23 stay-at-home order by shopping more frequently, and for more than essential items, at big-box retailers such as Walmart, Target and Sam's Club that remained open.

Indianapolis Star
The fight against RFRA isn't over. Meet its conservative opponent.

CLOSE Indiana attorney James Bopp is many things. A seasoned litigator. A staunch conservative. A devout Catholic. And one of the most influential lawyers in the country. One thing he isn't, Bopp says, is a quitter. "I hate to lose," he told IndyStar at a Zionsville restaurant in early March.

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