Rokita Asks Supreme Court To Intervene In Emergency Powers Lawsuit
Attorney General Todd Rokita is trying again to block the governor’s lawsuit over an emergency powers law.
Rokita is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to step in after his previous attempts to bury the suit failed.
Gov. Eric Holcomb sued the General Assembly because he thinks a new law, HB 1123, that allows lawmakers to call themselves into special session during a public emergency (like COVID-19) is unconstitutional.
Rokita has objected since the beginning, in part because he argues the governor can’t sue anyone without the attorney general’s say-so, and Rokita didn’t give his permission.
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There is no timetable for how – or even whether – the state Supreme Court will act.