The Office of the Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced the launch of a new Civil Rights Section and several actions this new office is taking as part of a broad effort to protect District residents from housing discrimination and other civil rights violations.

Statement of Catherine A. Jackson
Chief, Public Integrity Section - Public Advocacy Division

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement about the alleged hate crime and robbery that took place against a gay couple on U Street NW on Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced his office has filed three new lawsuits against neglectful owners and managers of a Ward 5 apartment complex and two Ward 8 commercial properties for endangering the health and safety of District residents.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today joined nine states in filing a multistate lawsuit to stop the merger of telecom giants T-Mobile and Sprint.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that his office filed a friend-of-the-court brief asserting that residents of the District of Columbia deserve full voting rights and are harmed by their lack of congressional representation.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced lawsuits against six Maryland parents—including three current or former District government employees—for falsifying District residency to send their children to District schools for free.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine released the following statement in support of Councilmember Robert White’s introduction of the Restore the Vote Amendment Act of 2019.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today sued opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and a former top executive, Dr. Richard Sackler, for making false and misleading claims about the safety and effectiveness of opioids to get more people to take these addictive drugs and to increase profits.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) for the first time has been appointed by a federal court to represent the views of the community in an adult criminal matter in which it does not have prosecutorial authority.