The complaint filed in Marion County wants the state Supreme Court to answer a question it refused to address earlier this week: whether the 30-day suspension of Hill’s law license creates a vacancy in the office.
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If it does, state law says Gov. Eric Holcomb gets to appoint Hill’s successor – likely meaning Hill wouldn’t be able to return to his post after the 30 days are up.
One of the four people named in the lawsuit is Julia Vaughn, who is the policy director of the advocacy group, Common Cause Indiana.