Attorney General Karl A. Racine and New York Attorney Generals Letitia James today co-led a coalition of 23 states opposing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed rule that would deny housing assistance to anyone—including lawful residents—whose household includes an undocumented immigrant.

Today, my office is filing a lawsuit against Marriott International, Inc., for charging consumers deceptive “resort fees” when booking hotel rooms, hiding the true price of hotel rooms, and misleading consumers in order to increase company profits.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Marriott International, Inc., a multinational hotel company, for hiding the true price of hotel rooms from consumers and charging hidden resort fees to increase profits.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine has joined a coalition of 11 state attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its failure to require the chemical industry to provide the agency with the information it needs on asbestos to regulate it and protect the public from the serious health risks the substance poses.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today introduced the “Small and Certified Business Enterprise Protection and Enforcement Amendment Act of 2019,” which would increase penalties on non-District companies that cheat to gain preferential treatment in local government contracting and increase oversight of the District’s Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) program.

Attorney General Karl A. Racine issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision blocking the Trump Administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

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.