A letter led by Attorney General Rokita to congressional leaders, he warns that a reckless piece of legislation under consideration on Capitol Hill “would allow the United States Department of Justice to usurp the authority states rightly possess over their own elections, essentially federalizing the election system.” In a letter (the letter is linked here.) to congressional leaders, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita warns that a reckless piece of legislation under consideration on Capitol Hill “would allow the United States Department of Justice to usurp the authority states rightly possess over their own elections, essentially federalizing the election system.” See press release HERE.
Owning true to his campaign promise, Attorney General Todd Rokita is holding China accountable. The AG launched an investigation into Valparaiso University’s association with the Confucius Institutes, which are alleged to function as a propaganda arm of the Chinese Communist Party. Confucius Institutes have operated for years within the state of Indiana. See press release HERE.
In an amicus brief joined by 14 other states, Attorney General Rokita argues there is no good reason to delay the district court’s order to reinstate the Trump remain-in-Mexico policy. The brief, filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, is linked here. Before the Trump policy’s implementation, each year thousands of aliens were paroled in the United States while awaiting hearings, Attorney General Rokita notes in his brief. That process often took several years. See press release HERE.
Attorney General Todd Rokita announced last month that he and his staff returned $113,023 in unclaimed property to Hoosiers at this year’s Indiana State Fair. This latest outreach effort brings the total amount of money returned to Hoosiers families in 2021 to $31,264,893.04. During the fair’s 24-day run, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office interacted with approximately 5,470 Hoosier fairgoers. This year, much of the focus of the Attorney General’s booth was on helping Hoosiers find unclaimed property that might have been available to them. On Friday, Aug. 13, the theme for the entire fair was “Indiana Unclaimed Day.” See press release HERE.
Attorney General Todd Rokita filed a multistate lawsuit against the Biden administration to stop the enforcement of new, expansive and unlawful interpretations of federal antidiscrimination laws that will harm women’s sports. The multistate coalition asks the court to declare the EEOC and Department of Education guidance invalid and unlawful and to prohibit their enforcement. The complaint is linked here. The federal agencies claim that the guidance simply implements the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, but that decision did not address any of the issues covered by the guidance. The agencies have no authority to unilaterally resolve these sensitive questions, let alone to do so without providing the public with notice and an opportunity to comment. See press release HERE.
An investigation and lawsuit by Attorney General Todd Rokita have created momentum for needed changes at two Indianapolis apartment complexes that have fallen into egregious disrepair, endangering the health and welfare of thousands of residents. On July 20, Attorney General Rokita filed a lawsuit against Aloft Mgt. LLC and Fox Lake AHF Inc. for their respective roles in allowing the Fox Club and Lakeside Pointe apartment complexes to deteriorate to unacceptable conditions. The Attorney General requested a receiver be appointed to take control of the property management companies’ finances, remove the board of directors, and attempt to right the wrongs committed by Fox Lake and Aloft against residents of Indianapolis. See press release HERE.
As part of a 15-state coalition, (The brief is linked here.) Attorney General Todd Rokita has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the rights of churches to practice and teach religious beliefs free from government interference. See press release HERE.
Attorney General Todd Rokita announced earlier this month that Indiana Medicaid has recovered $1.8 million as part of a $75 million national civil settlement resolving allegations that Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. overcharged state Medicaid programs for drugs. Of the $1.8 million, $746,780 goes directly to the state, and the remainder goes to the U.S. federal government. The Medicaid program is administered jointly by the federal government and the individual states. See press release HERE.
A federal appeals court has ruled that Indiana may continue enforcing several abortion laws being contested by an abortion provider in the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Rokita. ( The appellate court’s ruling is linked here.) By ruling as it did, the appeals court rejected a district court’s ruling permanently prohibiting enforcement of those laws pending the outcome of the appeal. See press release HERE.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita announced a settlement reached by his Consumer Protection Division with California-based StubHub Inc. concerning the company’s refusal to pay refunds to consumers for concerts, sports events and other events canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Indiana’s complaint is linked here, and the judgment in this case is is linked here. Indiana is joined by nine other states and the District of Columbia in a multistate resolution with the company. See press release HERE.
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Around Indiana with Attorney General Todd Rokita
On August 13th, Attorney General Rokita went to the Indiana State Fair for Unclaimed Property Day. Unclaimed Property is a division of the Office of the Attorney General. He met with Hoosiers and got to enjoy the annual tradition of the state fair.
On August 27th, Attorney General Rokita attended the annual ‘Right to Life’ event in Evansville! He had a great time seeing Candace Owens’ keynote speech and seeing over 3,000 people attend such a wonderful event.
On August 27th, Attorney General Rokita joined fellow Hoosiers in West Lafayette at the Americans for Prosperity event. This event was to object to the endless liberal spending that was included in the Infrastructure Bill proposed by DC Democrats.
On September 3rd, Attorney General Rokita spoke to young Hoosier students at the Signature School in Evansville. He talked about civil service, government, and the separation of powers.
On September 7th, Attorney General Rokita went to Ft. Wayne. He participated in a roundtable with local car dealers. The office of the Indiana Attorney General helps regulate this industry.
On September 8th, Attorney General Rokita attended the Upland Labor Day parade. There was a great turn out. With the help of some staffers that volunteered they spread the word about unclaimed property to the people of Upland.
On September 11th, Attorney General Rokita attended the unveiling of the new Indianapolis 9/11 Memorial. He alongside other elected officials, first responders, and Hoosiers got to see the brand new memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives on that tragic day 20 years ago. We will never forget!