INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court on Friday issued an order in favor of Gov. Eric Holcomb in the dispute over the state’s emergency powers bill.
In a 4-1 vote, the state Supreme Court ruled that Holcomb’s lawsuit against state lawmakers can continue.
The emergency powers bill, passed earlier this year, created a way for lawmakers to hold their own special session when the governor declares a state of emergency.
Holcomb vetoed the bill, but the legislature overturned that veto. Holcomb then filed suit against state legislators, contending their effort to limit his emergency powers is unconstitutional.
Holcomb is being represented in the suit by private counsel and not Attorney General Todd Rokita.