Settlement: Journalist can attend Indiana Attorney General’s news conferences

Journalist and attorney Abdul Hakim-Shabazz has reached a settlement with Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, which states that Shabazz is allowed to attend any future news conferences put on by Rokita.

In October 2021, Shabazz was told that he was not allowed to enter Rokita’s news conference that day on robocalls because he was not “credentialed media.” With the help of ACLU of Indiana, Shabazz filed an informal and formal records request to find out what Rokita considered “credentialed media”, but got nowhere. Last month, Shabazz filed suit in federal court. The settlement was reached Monday morning.

The settlement states