WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine has joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general led by Hawaii Acting Attorney General Russell Suzuki and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey in filing a friend-of-the-court brief defending the constitutionality of Minnesota’s anti-discrimination law.

The brief was filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in the case of Telescope Media Group v. Lindsey. The case was brought by the owners of a videography service who do not want to offer their wedding-related services to

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine, along with attorneys general from 14 states, has secured a federal court ruling that will require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate areas of the country that have unhealthy levels of smog in excess of federal Clean Air Act requirements.

Once the EPA designates an area as not meeting the requirements, the area must take immediate steps to improve its air quality and develop a plan to come into compliance. The EPA was required to make these designations by October 1,

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine has welcomed 16 recent graduates from area law schools as the 2018 class of Charles F.C. Ruff Fellows at the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The fellows are graduates of American University’s Washington College of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, George Washington University Law School, Howard University School of Law, the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, and the University of Virginia School of Law.

The fellowships are jointly funded by OAG and

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Today, Attorney General Karl A. Racine led a coalition of 19 states in a letter urging congressional leaders to protect long-time residents of the United States from being forced to return to dangerous conditions in Haiti, El Salvador and other countries. The letter urges Congress to pass a bill allowing recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from Haiti, El Salvador and other nations to adjust to permanent resident status. 

“I am thankful every day that the United States was generous enough to welcome my family when we fled

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today the release of guidance on immigration enforcement in the workplace to District of Columbia employers and employees. This guidance responds to a climate of heightened concerns over such enforcement. The guidance is available in both English and Spanish.

“In the District, we value diversity and inclusion – including in the context of the workplace, where immigrants from many countries make immeasurable contributions to our economy and culture,” Attorney General Racine said. “Our

WASHINGTON, D. C. – El Fiscal General Karl A. Racine anunció hoy la publicación de orientación para controles migratorios en los lugares de trabajo para los empleadores y empleados del Distrito de Columbia. Esta orientación responde a un clima de crecientes preocupaciones sobre dicho controles. La guía está disponible en inglés y español.

“En el Distrito, valoramos la diversidad y la inclusión – incluyendo en el contexto del lugar de trabajo, donde los inmigrantes de muchos países hacen contribuciones inconmensurables a nuestra economía y cultura

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that he has filed suit against Howard Theatre Restoration, Inc. (HTR) for violating the District’s Nonprofit Corporations Act. HTR’s failure to properly obtain audits, the suit argues, endangers the group’s ability to fulfill its charitable purpose of supporting the historic landmark and entertainment venue in the heart of Shaw.

“The Howard Theatre is a vital piece of the District’s cultural heritage. We are bringing this suit to ensure that HTR meets its legal obligation to preform

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that District residents who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union’s wire transfer service have until May 31, 2018 to apply for compensation from a $586 million fund administered by the Department of Justice’s Victim Asset Recovery Program.

This fund is the result of a multi-state settlement between the District, all 50 states and Western Union that was first announced in 2017. District residents may be eligible to receive compensation if they were a

WASHINGTON, D.C. – District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine joined with a coalition of 25 states, counties, and cities, to file comments opposing the Trump Administration’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“Advance Notice”) on a “potential” replacement to the Clean Power Plan.

The coalition argues that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is advancing a narrow view of its own authority under the Clean Air Act that is contrary to the law and common sense. The comment letter (available here) also cites a recent study which

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today a settlement with TK Holdings, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Takata, over allegations that the company concealed safety issues related to its airbag systems, which were installed in a wide variety of vehicles. The settlement, reached between the attorneys general of 44 states and the District of Columbia and TK Holdings, Inc., concludes a multistate investigation into the company’s failure to timely disclose known safety defects associated with certain airbag inflators.

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