Attorney General Todd Rokita took new action this week to fight an unlawful vaccine mandate foisted on federal contractors by President Joe Biden.

Attorney General Rokita is asking a federal appeals court to strike down the mandate nationally because it improperly intrudes on states’ traditional powers and represents an unauthorized exercise of regulatory power, among other reasons.

“Liberty is too precious for us to accept partial victories,” Attorney General Rokita said. “As long as these unlawful mandates are enforced anywhere in the nation, they threaten our freedoms here in Indiana.”

Attorney General Rokita has already prevailed in getting courts to prevent the federal-contractor mandate from being applied to employees of Indiana agencies that provide services to the federal government, but it remains in force for other state workers at companies with federal contracts.

“We will keep pressing onward,” Attorney General Rokita said. “Hoosiers can count on it.”