News & Updates

Defending Workers So Everyone Gets Their Hard-Earned Wages and Benefits

Workers are the backbone of the District and help make our city run. My office works hard every day to stand up for District workers and ensure that they aren’t taken advantage of or mistreated by their employers. We make sure workers receive the wages and benefits that they are entitled to,…

Topics: Worker Rights
Press Release

AG Racine Leads Coalition Urging Supreme Court Not To Weaken Voting Rights Act Protections in Alabama Redistricting Case

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 21 attorneys general urging the Supreme Court not to undo four decades of legal precedent that protects the voting power of minority communities.

Topics: Civil Rights
Testimony

OAG Testimony on Bill 24-808 "Human Rights Sanctuary Amendment Act of 2022" and Bill 24-726 "Enhancing Reproductive Health Protections Amendment Act of 2022"

Statement of Karl A. Racine, Attorney General and Kate L. Vlach, Policy Director Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Topics: Civil Rights
Press Release

AG Racine Sues Janitorial Companies for Misclassifying Workers and Denying Them Hard-Earned Wages and Sick Leave

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Jan-Pro Franchising International and Jan-Pro of Washington, DC (referred to together as “Jan-Pro”) for operating a multilevel franchising scheme that misclassifies janitorial employees as independent contractors. Jan-Pro lured…

Topics: Worker Rights
Press Release

AG Racine Leads Coalition of 20 Attorneys General Backing Important New Federal Rule to Regulate Ghost Guns & Make Communities Safer

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today, alongside his counterparts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, led a group of 20 Attorneys General in filing an amicus brief supporting an important new federal rule regulating “ghost guns”: unserialized weapons that are often made at home from weapon parts…

Topics: Public Safety

Fighting for Reproductive Freedom

The Supreme Court’s recent decision overturning Roe v. Wade revoked a 50-year-old constitutionally guaranteed right to abortion. Millions of patients and potential patients must now navigate a patchwork of state policies that, depending on where they live, could leave them without access to…

Topics: Civil Rights
Press Release

AG Racine Forces Owners & Managers of Apartment Buildings to Pay More Than $2 million to the District, Improve Public Safety Around Properties in Lawsuit Brought by OAG

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced the resolution of three cases including one in which the owners and property managers of two apartment buildings in Ward 4 will pay the District more than $2 million for public safety and housing code violations and remedy those conditions, and two…

Testimony

OAG Testimony on B24-0838, the “Restoring Trust and Credibility to Forensic Sciences Amendment Act of 2022”

Statement of Assistant Attorney General Jose Marrero, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

Topics: Public Safety

CONSUMER ALERT: Protecting your Data Privacy when Seeking an Abortion

The Office of the Attorney General is closely monitoring how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade may impact people who seek to safely and privately access reproductive health and abortion services in the District of Columbia. Browsing the internet and using our phones may…

Press Release

AG Racine Statement on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturns the federal constitutional right to an abortion enshrined in Roe v. Wade for the past half a century.

Topics: Civil Rights