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Ahead of Rally for Abortion Justice, AG Racine Says Patients from Any State, Including Texas, Are Welcome & Protected to Access Abortion Care in the District

Ahead of Saturday’s Rally for Abortion Justice in the District, Attorney General Karl A. Racine today sent a message to patients across the District and the country that if they need abortion care, they can safely and legally access it here.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Secures Nearly $680,000 to Provide Relief for Tenants & Hold Neglectful Columbia Heights Landlord Accountable for Housing Violations

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that a Columbia Heights landlord will be required to pay nearly $680,000 in restitution and penalties after being found liable for failing to maintain an apartment building where tenants were forced to live in deplorable conditions that jeopardized…

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AG Racine Leads Coalition of 11 Attorneys General in Fight for States' Power to Enact Public Health Policies That Will Protect Their Residents From Opioid Overdose Deaths

Attorney General Karl A. Racine led a coalition of 11 attorneys general in a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to hear a case supporting states’ rights to enact public health policies that can prevent opioid overdose deaths and treat those suffering from opioid use disorder.

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AG Racine Calls on Biden Administration to Address Haitian Refugee Crisis at U.S. Border & to Treat Refugees with Compassion and Respect

Today, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and seventeen other attorneys general urged President Joe Biden to engage in humanitarian solutions to address the Haitian refugee crisis at the U.S border and to cease the brash deportation policies of the previous administration. 

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AG Racine Announces Lawsuit to Block Unprecedented Deal Between American Airlines & JetBlue

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that his office, along with six states and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), are seeking to block unprecedented agreements between American Airlines and JetBlue that would consolidate operations in key markets and, as a result, hurt competition…

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Staying Safe This Weekend & Combating Hate

The District has faced a great deal over the past year and a half. This weekend, we are expecting people to come to our city to hold a rally supporting the extremists who stormed the Capitol as part of the January 6 insurrection. I know many across the District are anxious and upset about this…

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AG Racine Leads Multistate Coalition Opposing Minnesota's Voting Restrictions for Returning Citizens

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 17 attorneys general opposing a discriminatory Minnesota law that bars those convicted of felonies from voting until they have completed the terms of their parole, probation, or supervised release.

Topics: Civil Rights

OP-ED: We Must Keep Our Eyes on the Prize – Voting Rights for All  

The release of a compromise voting bill by 8 Senate Democrats coupled with the recent passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the House is a small – but promising – step in the fight for voting rights. As Congressional negotiations play out, we must keep our eyes on the prize…

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AG Racine Announces Settlement With StubHub Over Cancelled Tickets During COVID-19 Pandemic

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a settlement with StubHub, Inc. (StubHub), a ticket resale company, resolving a multi-state investigation into the company’s refusal to pay refunds to consumers – including over $3.6 million to District consumers – for concerts, sporting and other…

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AG Racine Leads Coalition of 18 AGs in Supreme Court Brief Defending Disability Discrimination Protections

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 18 attorneys general urging the Supreme Court to preserve critical legal tools to fight discrimination against Americans with disabilities. 

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