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Press Release

AG Racine Supports White House AI Bill of Rights that Includes Core Aspects of His Office's Landmark Bill to Modernize Civil Rights Laws & Stop Algorithmic Discrimination

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement on the White House’s new Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights that incorporates much of his landmark legislation that would modernize civil rights laws by prohibiting discrimination through the use of automated decision-making…

Topics: Civil Rights

The Office of the Attorney General’s Actions to Promote Environmental Justice

Since 2014, OAG has recovered $60,641,399 to promote environmental justice in the District through legal action.

The Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Victories

The Office of Consumer Protections has secured more than $125 million in penalties, restitution for DC consumers, and other payments through lawsuits and legal action since 2015.

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AG Racine Leads 11 State Attorneys General in Backing Decision by Visa, Mastercard, & Amex To Adopt New Credit Card Code for Gun & Ammunition Sales

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that he joined with Delaware and New Jersey to lead a coalition of 11 attorneys general supporting the recent decision of the world’s largest credit card companies—Visa, Mastercard, and American Express—to adopt a new merchant…

Topics: Public Safety
Testimony

AG Racine Testimony on Bill 24-558, the "Stop Discrimination by Algorithms Act of 2021"

Statement of Karl A. Racine, Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine to Testify Today Before DC Council on His Landmark Bill to Modernize Civil Rights Laws & Stop Discrimination in Automated Decision-Making Tools

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today will participate in a hearing before the Council of the District of Columbia to advocate that the Council pass his landmark legislation that would modernize civil rights laws by prohibiting discrimination through the use of automated decision-making tools,…

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AG Racine Sues Tax Preparation Company for Cheating Thousands of DC Consumers With Misleading Cash Advance Promotion

AG Racine today filed a lawsuit against Liberty Tax, the third largest tax preparation service in the U.S., for misleading and secretly increasing the cost of tax preparation for thousands of DC taxpayers.

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AG Racine Secures $300,000 from Developer Who Used Discriminatory "Blockbusting" Tactics to Try to Force Resident Out of Her Home

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Polygon Holdings will pay $300,000 to settle allegations that they deployed discriminatory practices known as “blockbusting” – methods rarely used in the last half-century due to their obviously prejudicial nature – to force a District…

Topics: Civil Rights
Testimony

AG Racine Testimony on B24-0952, the “Opioid Litigation Proceeds Act of 2022”

Statement of Karl A. Racine, Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Topics: Other

Aid for Local Groups on the Front Lines of the Migrant Humanitarian Crisis

Our office has a strong track record of standing up for immigrants and taking action to improve public safety across the District. In response to the Texas and Arizona Governors’ callous decision to bus thousands of migrants to the District, we created a new grant program to provide immediate…

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