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Nicholson and three others (collectively “Nicholson”) sued the City of Gary alleging four different provisions of its 2017 “Welcoming City” ordinance violate state statutes that prohibit governmental bodies from restricting information sharing about a person’s citizenship or immigration status and from limiting or restricting enforcement of federal immigration laws. The State intervened, and the Lake Superior Court granted summary judgment for Nicholson, prohibiting Gary from enforcing parts of its ordinance. Gary appealed. The Court of Appeals found that only two limited portions of Gary’s ordinance violate state statutes, and it affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded with instructions. City of Gary v. Nicholson, 181 N.E.3d 390 (Ind. Ct. App. 2021), trans. pending. Nicholson and the State have petitioned this Court to accept jurisdiction over the appeal.