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AG Racine Urges Facebook to Halt Weapon Accessory Advertisements Amid Heightened Threats Ahead of Inauguration

Attorney General Karl A. Racine, along with Illinois AG Kwame Raoul, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey, and New Jersey AG Gurbir S. Grewal, today issued a letter urging Facebook to halt advertisements of military tactical gear and weapon accessories until after the inauguration.

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Statement by AG Racine on Hate Groups Demonstrating in D.C. on January 5 & 6

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement regarding the upcoming demonstrations that will take place in downtown D.C. on January 5 and 6.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Leads 23-State Coalition Encouraging Diversity and Local Ownership in Broadcast Media

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 23 Attorneys General voicing concern with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of rules designed to promote diversity and local ownership in broadcast media.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Applauds Council's Passage of Criminal Justice Reform and Civil Rights Legislation

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today applauds the Council’s passage of several important pieces of criminal justice reform and civil rights legislation, including the Omnibus Public Safety and Justice Amendment Act of 2020 and the Bella Evangelista and Tony Hunter Panic Defense Prohibition and…

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Statement by AG Racine on U.S. Attorney General Barr’s Resignation

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement after news that U.S. Attorney General William Barr had resigned.

 

Topics: Civil Rights
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Statement by AG Racine on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Rejection of the Baseless Republican AG Effort to Invalidate the 2020 Election Results

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement after receiving news that the United States Supreme Court denied Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request to invalidate the results of the election in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Leads Coalition of 23 Attorneys General Opposing Texas AG’s Baseless Effort to Invalidate 2020 Election Results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 23 Attorneys General urging the Supreme Court to reject Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request that the Court overturn election results in four states critical to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Ascends as 2021 President of the National Association of Attorneys General, Unveils Initiative Countering Hate

District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine today became 2021 President of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)—a nonpartisan organization of 56 state and territory Attorneys General—and launched his presidential initiative to counter hate nationwide.

Topics: Civil Rights
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AG Racine Leads Bipartisan Coalition Pushing to Incentivize Amending State and Local Laws Infringing Rights of Residents

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a bipartisan coalition of 12 Attorneys General defending a rule that encourages states and localities to amend laws and policies that raise significant constitutional questions—thereby encouraging governments to respect key rights of their residents. 

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AG Racine Leads Multistate Coalition Opposing Minnesota’s Voting Restrictions on Returning Citizens Living in the Community

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a coalition of 15 Attorneys General voicing opposition to a Minnesota law that prevents returning citizens from voting until they have completed their terms of parole or probation.

Topics: Civil Rights