INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Todd Rokita released information on his first 100 days of office.
“Amid the assaults on our liberties, there is good news. Namely, that as citizens in a representative republic we have the ability to do something about laws and policies we don’t like,” he said. “This 100 Day Special Edition just scratches the surface of what we’ve done at the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. We’re filing legal briefs and lawsuits demanding that courts uphold the Constitution, reuniting Hoosiers with lost property, and promoting consumer protection. “
Taking On Big Tech Censorship
Attorney General Todd Rokita launched an investigation into Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter to probe how these companies have potentially harmed Indiana consumers through business practices that are abusive, deceptive, and/or unfair.
Combatting Federal Overreach
Attorney General Rokita and five other state attorneys general warned President Joe Biden that they will take legal action if he oversteps his authority to implement radical and wide-ranging agendas through executive orders.
Vigorously Pursuing Justice
Attorney General Rokita secured an historic $12.5 million for Indiana from a multistate settlement with McKinsey & Company, one of the largest consulting firms in the world. The settlement resolves investigations into the company’s role in turbocharging the opioid crisis.
Standing up for Energy Independence
Attorney General Rokita and 13 other state attorneys general criticized President Joe Biden for his “unilateral and rushed decision” to revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline would have created 11,000 jobs and supported America’s energy independence.
Defending Election Integrity
Attorney General Rokita explained the dangers of the “For the People Act” in testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules & Administration. In his remarks, Attorney General Rokita argued that “states should continue to hold elections in the manner that best suits each state.”
Standing up for Law Enforcement
Attorney General Rokita demanded President Joe Biden withdraw his nomination of Vanita Gupta, a far-left activist, for Associate Attorney General. Gupta “has a history of making radical statements that do not support providing law enforcement with the resources needed to succeed,” Attorney General Rokita said.
Keeping the Federal Government in Check
Attorney General Rokita filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration over a massive $9.5 trillion expansion of federal regulations through an executive order dictating the “social cost” of greenhouse gases.
Defending Hoosiers Against Rule By Left Coast
In a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, Attorney General Rokita led the way to stop California’s attempt to set nationwide climate change policy. Attorney General Rokita believes “Hoosiers should not be ruled by the Left Coast” and he will do all he can to stop it.
Protecting Hoosier Consumers
When Attorney General Todd Rokita was sworn-in, he promised that he would pursue liberty in every action his office takes. He has kept those promises by seeking justice and truth in court filings, investigations, and public opinions.
- The Attorney General’s Complex Litigation Division received restitution for Indiana consumers affected by the Equifax Data breach. Eligible consumers across the state are receiving restitution payments of approximately $79.
- Attorney General Rokita’s Consumer Protection Division led a multistate effort to protect Hoosiers against unwanted robocalls, citing a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
- Attorney General Rokita reached a settlement with two Indianapolis companies who were involved in an antitrust investigation and lawsuit for allegedly scheming to “fluff” up bids on a commercial construction job.
Saving Taxpayer Dollars
- The Attorney General’s Complex Litigation Division filed suit against the non-profit Wildlife in Need for violating Indiana’s Non-Profit Act by using non-profit funds for personal gain.
- The Court issued a judgement in the State’s favor, dissolving the non-profit, and permanently placing more than 200 animals in the care of the Indianapolis Zoo
Vigorously Enforcing Healthcare Laws
Attorney General Rokita’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has charged or indicted 24 people and referred 15 for exclusion. The Office has collected more than $800,000 by way of settlement, conviction, and plea agreements resulting from their work to investigate unscrupulous practices and enforce state health care laws.
Since Attorney General Rokita took the Oath of Office, he has defended the laws of the state, and worked closely with members of the Indiana General Assembly to ensure bills moving through the legislative process are legal, constitutional, and defendable in a court of law.
- Senate Bill 1
- This bill gives businesses, including nursing homes, coronavirus-related liability protections. These protections are warranted to keep businesses financially viable. Attorney General Rokita personally testified on the bill.
- House Bill 1577
- Attorney General Rokita believes every life is precious and deserves to be cherished and protected. That’s why he supported HB 1577, which ensures women receive life-saving information about the abortion pill reversal process – and a final chance to choose life.
- Senate Bill 358
- SB 358 allows for charter school organizations to purchase or lease a vacated school building for $1. The Attorney General’s Office will oversee and certify that these rules were followed.
Reuniting Hoosiers with Lost Property
As of April 19, 2021, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General had returned over $13 million of unclaimed property to Hoosiers. Check to see if you have any unclaimed property waiting for you! You can file a claim, or check the status of one here.
Defending the Unborn
ttorney General Todd Rokita believes nothing is more fundamental to ordered liberty than the right to life.
- The Office of the Attorney General represented the state in Whole Woman’s Health v. Rokita, in which an abortion provider challenged the constitutionality of virtually all aspects of Indiana law regulating abortion. Key provisions under particular focus included requirements that women receive in-person counseling, an ultrasound, and a physician-provided physical exam before their abortions — along with the state’s prohibition on abortion through telemedicine.
- Attorney General Rokita also filed multistate legal actions as part of his commitment to protecting the unborn under the rule of law. In an amicus brief filed in a federal appeals court, Attorney General Rokita defended the actions of an organization that filmed undercover video of Planned Parenthood representatives discussing how they could manipulate abortion procedures to get more fetal tissue.
- And in a motion filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, Attorney General Rokita intervened to defend current Title X rules, which prevent organizations that provide referrals for abortion from receiving Title X funding.
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