Does v. Boone Co. Prosecutor, 85 N.E.3d 902 (Ct. App. Ind. 2017)
Nature of Case: Plaintiffs were “serious sex offenders” as designated by state law and recieved letters from state authorities informing them that they were no longer permitted to entering school property. State authorities interpreted this law to include churches, and plaintiffs brought civil suit seeking injunctive and declaratory relief. Trial court denied requested relief, and Plaintiffs appealed.
Holding: Court of Appeals of Indiana held that school property was clearly defined by statute and that it did not cover churches. Court further held that trial court abused its discrtion in denying the relief requested by Plaintiffs.