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.

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.