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October 16 2023

AG Rokita appeals class certification in lawsuit claiming Indiana’s abortion law violates RFRA

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen October 16, 2023 In a lawsuit citing religious freedom to challenge Indiana’s near-total abortion ban, the state’s attorney general is attempting to overturn the trial court’s class-certification ruling in the case. The lawsuit – An “...”

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October 05 2023

TAKING ON TIKTOK: Indiana AG Rokita continues duel with social-media app over use of Hoosiers’ data

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen October 4, 2023 Nearly a year after first suing TikTok amid concerns about the Chinese government accessing the user data to spy on Hoosiers, Indiana is fighting to keep the lawsuit alive as the video-sharing app argues the state’s compla “...”

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September 27 2023

The Bopp Law Firm handling 5 cases for AG Rokita’s office

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 26, 2023 Since signing a $250,000 contract in April to provide legal assistance for Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office, conservative attorney James Bopp, Jr., has begun representing state defendants in five cases. In “...”

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September 25 2023

ATTORNEY ETHICS: AG Rokita’s actions hint at negotiations with disciplinary commission in his misconduct case

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 25, 2023 The admissions last week by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita that statements he made on national television in the summer of 2022 could “reasonably be considered” to violate attorney ethics have surprised members “...”

September 18 2023

DISCIPLINARY CHARGES: AG Rokita faces 3 allegations of attorney misconduct in Caitlin Bernard case

By  Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 18, 2023 Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has been charged with three counts of attorney misconduct by the Indiana Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Commission, which said comments he made about Indianapolis OB/GYN Caitlin “...”

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September 15 2023

AG Rokita slaps IU Health with privacy lawsuit in Caitlin Bernard case

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 15, 2023 Sixteen days after declaring “we won” in its fight against Indianapolis OB/GYN Caitlin Bernard, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s office has filed a lawsuit against IU Health and IU Healthcare Associates, claim “...”

September 11 2023

LAWYER FEES: Hoosier taxpayers pay rising bills amid AG Rokita’s anti-abortion battles

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen September 11, 2023 On Dec. 15, 2022, attorney Christopher Bartolomucci of Schaerr Jaffe flew into Indianapolis and billed Indiana taxpayers for 12 hours of work, parking at Dulles International Airport, roundtrip airfare and a meal at Harry “...”

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August 31 2023

ICC: Bernard, Rokita opt against appeal in licensing case; matter now closed

Caitlin Bernard, OB/GYN at IU Health, appears before the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana in May (Photo by Whitney Downard/Indiana Capital Chronicle) By Whitney Downard Indiana Capital Chronicle August 30, 2023 Indianapolis doctor Caitlin Bernard will not be appealing a ruling “...”

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August 24 2023

Tully claims Rokita’s legislative ‘gamesmanship’ violates separation of powers

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen August 24, 2023 The Indianapolis woman trying to see the ethics opinion about Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita’s previous moonlighting gig claims a last-minute legislative maneuver “engineered by Rokita and his confederates” intru “...”

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August 11 2023

AG Rokita’s claims about religious freedom called ‘misstatement of the law’

By Marilyn Odendahl The Indiana Citizen August 11, 2023 In presenting a new volume of his office’s Parents’ Bill of Rights earlier this week, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita put the focus on religion, asserting separation of church and state is a myth, but one legal scho “...”