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AG Racine Secures $950,000 from Washington Hebrew Congregation's Preschool for Violating DC Childcare Safety Laws and Putting Children at Risk

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Washington Hebrew Congregation (WHC), a synagogue that also runs a childcare center, will pay $950,000 to affected families and the District for violating DC laws designed to protect children and creating an environment that put children at…

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AG Racine Leads New Coalition Challenging Florida's "Don't Say Gay" Law, Which Bans Discussion of LGBTQ Issues in Schools

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 18 Attorneys General in again opposing Florida’s discriminatory “Don’t Say Gay” law, which prevents classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity, posing a serious threat to LGBTQ+ students who are particularly vulnerable…

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Announces Major Legislative Victories that Will Protect Civil Rights, Improve Public Health and Safety

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced several legislative victories, including new bills that strengthen the Office of the Attorney General’s ability to bring civil rights cases, increase the Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) ability to recruit officers who understand community…

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AG Racine Announces Major Victory in Eminent Domain Case, Saving District Taxpayers $35 Million

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced the largest eminent domain victory in District history, securing $35 million in savings for the city, which took the property from Jemal’s Buzzards Point to replace the old South Capitol Street Bridge with the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge…

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AG Racine Announces First-Of-Its-Kind Settlement Keeping Apartment Complex Affordable for 25 Years & Preventing Displacement of Ward 5 Tenants

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has reached a first-of-its-kind settlement that will stop the planned displacement of long-time District residents and preserve affordable housing at a Ward 5 property for 25 years.

Topics: Tenant Rights
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AG Racine Releases New Report Calling for Increased Independence At DC Housing Authority

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released a report detailing the lack of independence at the D.C. Housing Authority (DCHA) and calling for reforms to the agency’s governance.

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AG Racine Releases New Report Calling for Increased Independence at DC Housing Authority

AG Racine released a report detailing the lack of independence at the D.C. Housing Authority and calling for reforms to the agency’s governance.

Topics: Tenant Rights
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AG Racine Releases Final 8-Year Report Showing Growth and Impact of the Office of the Attorney General Since 2015

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today released a new, comprehensive report highlighting the breadth of work of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) over the past eight years.  

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AG Racine Announces Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Multiple Crimes Against Older DC Residents

Felony Conviction is Result of Elder Justice Partnership Between Office of the Attorney General and U.S. Attorney’s Office

Topics: Elder Justice
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AG Racine Files Brief in Carroll v. Trump Arguing That Trump Acted Outside the Scope of His Employment When He Made Statements Attacking Carroll

Attorney General Karl A. Racine filed a brief in Carroll v. Trump urging the District of Columbia Court of Appeals to conclude that Donald J. Trump acted outside of the scope of his employment as president when he made allegedly defamatory statements about E. Jean Carroll in 2019.

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