Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has filed an appeal in a case where a Marion County Judge ruled state lawmakers do have the ability to call themselves into special session.

Judge Patrick Deitrick ruled last month that lawmakers were not violating the state constitution by giving themselves the authority to call themselves into session.

In his appeal, the Governor says only he has the authority to call lawmakers into a special session.

He also asks the State Supreme Court to rule on the case.

“This lawsuit is about making sure that state government operates the way our constitution outlines. The proper functioning of state government is critical, especially during times of emergency, ” Holcomb said.  “Our State, and its people, deserve clarity and finality on this important issue, which is why I am filing an appeal today.”

You can read the appeal here.