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AG Racine Leads Eight-State Coalition Fighting For The Right To Protect Their Residents From Opioid Overdoses

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of eight states in a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the rights of states to enact public health policies that can prevent opioid overdoses and treat those suffering from opioid use disorder.

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AG Racine Leads Coalition Opposing Trump Administration Effort To Deny Critical Housing Assistance To Immigrants And Children

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…

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Official Remarks

Prepared Remarks: Marriott Lawsuit Over Resort Fees

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.

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AG Racine Sues Marriott for Charging Deceptive Resort Fees and Misleading Tens of Thousands of District Consumers

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.

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Don’t Drink and Drive: Get a Free Ride Home this 4th of July

The Fourth of July is a time where family and friends gather to observe our nation’s independence with parties, parades, and fireworks—food and alcohol too.

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AG Racine Joins Multistate Lawsuit Against the EPA for Failing to Require the Chemical Industry to Report Asbestos

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…

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AG Racine's Statement on the Supreme Court's Decision Blocking the Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census

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.

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Q & A with OAG Lawyers who Clerked for Supreme Court

Clerking for a Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) Justice is one of the most prestigious jobs a young lawyer can hope for out of law school. Each year thousands apply for the highly-competitive role, but only 36 are chosen.

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AG Racine Introduces Legislation to Crack Down on Contracting Fraud that Harms Local Small Businesses

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…

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AG Racine's New Civil Rights Team Takes Action to Fight Housing Discrimination

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.

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