News & Updates
AG Racine Announces D.C. Winners of National “Do The Write Thing” Challenge Anti-Violence Essay Contest
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced Amari Edmonds and Tyler Willis were selected as the District of Columbia winners for the “Do the Write Thing” Challenge, a national anti-violence essay contest.
AG Racine Announces Fossil-Fuel Energy Company Must Pay $2.5 million for Polluting the Potomac River
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that GenOn Holdings, Inc., a major U.S. fossil-fuel power producer, is required to pay $2.5 million to the District to resolve allegations that one of its powerplants illegally discharged oil and other pollutants directly into the Potomac River.…
AG Racine Leads 52 Attorneys General Urging Congress to Pass the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act
Attorney General Karl A. Racine and Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody today co-led a coalition of 52 Attorneys General urging Congress to pass S.3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act (SAFR Act).
AG Racine Sues Monsanto for Knowingly Promoting and Selling Toxic Cancer-Causing Chemicals that Damaged the District's Environment
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Company and two affiliated companies for manufacturing, promoting, and selling toxic chemicals that it knew would pollute waterways, kill wildlife, and endanger District residents.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and now more than ever, District residents are looking for ways to support their mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
As the novel coronavirus pandemic grew, those of us in the criminal justice system recognized that the virus, which spreads easily and thrives where there are large concentrations of people in confined spaces, could be catastrophic for the 2.3 million incarcerated people in the United States and…
Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that his office filed two friend-of-the-court briefs opposing a policy from the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia (USAO) to prosecute felon-in-possession (FIP) gun cases in federal court.
AG Racine Leads Coalition to Stop Trump SNAP Rule That Would Leave 3.1 Million Americans Hungry During Pandemic
Attorney General Karl A. Racine, along with New York Attorney General Letitia James, today led a coalition of 22 Attorneys General and the City of New York demanding that the Trump administration immediately suspend rulemaking that would cut food assistance for 3.1 million people.