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20 Attorneys General Add Support for D.C. Statehood Bill

April 15, 2019 – The calls for D.C. to be recognized as a state are getting louder as 20 attorneys general are adding their support to a bill making its way through Congress. On the eve of the city’s Emancipation Day, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has announced that 20 attorneys general across the country… Read more »

Ohio Attorney General to Oppose Health Care Law Ruling

March 28, 2019 – Ohio’s Republican attorney general said Thursday he will file a court brief opposing a federal judge’s ruling that declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, potentially leaving nearly 2 million state residents with pre-existing medical conditions without health insurance should the decision be upheld. Attorney General Dave Yost told The Associated Press… Read more »

California Attorney General Looks to Expand New Data Privacy Law

February 25, 2019 – The state attorney general is aiming to give more teeth to a new data privacy law before it takes effect next year by expanding his and Californians’ right to sue companies for damages. Under SB561, unveiled Monday by Attorney General Xavier Becerra and state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), consumers would… Read more »

Coalition of States Sues Trump Over National Emergency to Build Border Wall

February 18, 2019 – A coalition of 16 states filed a federal lawsuit Monday to block President Trump’s plan to build a border wall without permission from Congress, arguing that the president’s decision to declare a national emergency is unconstitutional. The lawsuit, brought by states with Democratic governors — except one, Maryland — seeks a… Read more »

Attorney General Call on FTC to Strengthen Identity Theft Rules

February 12, 2019 – An Oklahoma state leader is urging officials to strengthen current identity theft rules to protect consumers. Attorney General Mike Hunter, along with 30 other attorneys general, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, urging them to change their rules so they can adapt to the modern technology. “Advances in technology… Read more »