A federal judge has blocked the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners from digging further into the mental health of class-action plaintiffs who are suing over certain questions on the state’s bar admission application.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Pratt affirmed on Dec. 23 a magistrate’s order prohibiting the board from conducting further discovery about the plaintiffs, whose 2009 lawsuit alleges that questions on the application related to applicants’ mental health violate federal disability law.

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