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AG Racine Leads 24 AGs in Refuting Misguided Arguments From 22 Republican AGs Against DC Statehood

Attorney General Karl A. today led a coalition of 24 attorneys general in pushing back against the misguided arguments from a group of Republican attorneys general who yesterday sent congressional leaders a letter with inaccurate legal arguments about making the District a state.

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AGs Racine & Schmidt Lead Bipartisan Coalition of 35 AGs Calling on Congress To Pass the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act

Attorneys General Karl A. Racine (D-DC) and Derek Schmidt (R-KS) today led a bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general urging Congress to pass the bipartisan Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act, which would provide state and local governments and law enforcement agencies with the tools and resources to…

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AG Racine Leads Bipartisan Coalition of 22 AGs Calling on Congress To Fund Modernization of State Systems for Sealing and Expungement of Criminal Records

Attorney General Karl A. Racine (D-DC) and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R-AZ) today co-led a bipartisan coalition of 22 attorneys general urging Congress to provide federal funds for state systems and technology upgrades needed to seal and expunge criminal justice records.

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AG Racine Announces Developer Must Pay $400,000 For Violating District Lead Laws and Deceiving Homebuyers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that a DC-based real estate developer will be required to pay $400,000 in penalties and increase its health and safety protocols for violating District laws protecting residents from toxic lead and for deceiving homebuyers about potential lead…

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Know Your Rights: Tenants and COVID-19

Check out our resource with answers to common questions tenants have asked during this pandemic.

Topics: Tenant Rights
Testimony

OAG Testimony on B24-0063, the “Second Chance Amendment Act of 2021” and B24-0110, the “Criminal Record Expungement Amendment Act of 2021”

Statement of Jeminé Trouth, Assistant Chief of the Criminal Section with the Public Safety Division, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Topics: Public Safety
Press Release

AG Racine Sues Online Lender for Making Predatory and Deceptive Loans to 4,000+ District Consumers

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Opportunity Financial, LLC (OppFi), a predatory online lender, for deceptively marketing illegal high-interest loans to District consumers.

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AG Racine Announces the 2021 Artist v. Hate Contest Winners

This week, AG Racine announced the winners for OAG and Project Create DC’s Artists v. Hate contest.

Topics: Civil Rights

Confronting Anti-Asian Hate

This past year has been challenging for everyone: physically, emotionally, mentally, and economically.

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AG Racine Announces Successful Conclusion of Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration's Food Assistance Cuts, Urges Congress to Expand Program

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that the federal court of appeals in D.C. dismissed an appeal of a decision striking down the Trump Administration’s attempt to revoke food assistance for approximately 700,000 Americans. 

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