March 18 2022

Shabazz v. Rokita lawsuit could hold long-term implications for journalists

The maneuvering continues in the federal lawsuit between Attorney General Todd Rokita and journalist Abdul-Hakim Shabazz (above) that a First Amendment expert says could hold significant implications for how the press covers public officials. The lawsuit—Shabazz v. Rokita—ste “...”

February 08 2022

ACLU joins journalist Abdul-Hakim Shabazz in First Amendment lawsuit against AG Rokita

Last year, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita denied journalist Abdul-Hakim Shabazz (above) entry to a press conference through a spokesperson, who said he was not “credentialed media.” Now Shabazz has filed a suit against the AG. Shabazz has been covering politics in India “...”

October 20 2021

Shabazz awaits response from AG Rokita, SPJ demands an apology

The Indiana Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is demanding an apology from Attorney General Todd Rokita (above) to journalist Abdul-Hakim Shabazz after excluding him from a news conference. Shabazz was denied access to Rokita’s press conference on robocalls “...”

October 16 2021

Rokita press conference dispute raises questions about journalist access

Political commentator Abdul-Hakim Shabazz (above) says he was turned away from a press conference held by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita on Thursday.  Shabazz, editor and publisher of Indy Politics and an attorney, received an invitation to the press conference on robocall “...”

May 26 2021

Another volley of court filings in Holcomb-Rokita dispute over lawsuit

Gov. Eric Holcomb and Attorney General Todd Rokita (above) continued this week to release conflicting press statements and file court documents in their dispute over the constitutionality of the House Enrolled Act 1123 lawsuit. In April, Holcomb vetoed the bill that would limit “...”

May 04 2021

Rokita files court motion to throw out Holcomb lawsuit against General Assembly

Follow our legislative coverage at The Indiana Citizen, in partnership with UPDATE: Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has filed a motion for the Marion County Superior Court to strike down Gov. Eric Holcomb’s lawsuit against the Indiana General Assemb “...”

April 28 2021

Weighing in, Attorney General Rokita disputes Holcomb’s authority to file suit against General Assembly

Follow our legislative coverage at The Indiana Citizen, in partnership with Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has weighed in on the lawsuit filed by Gov. Eric Holcomb against the General Assembly, saying his office is the only one with the authority to ha “...”