AG Racine Sues Washington Commanders, Dan Snyder, NFL & NFL Commissioner Goodell for Deceiving DC Fans for Financial Gain

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced a new lawsuit against the Washington Commanders, team owner Dan Snyder, the National Football League (NFL), and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for colluding to deceive District residents—Commanders’ core fans—about an investigation into toxic workplace culture and allegations of sexual assault to maintain a strong fanbase and increase profits.

AG Racine Announces Largest Civil Penalty in a Housing Discrimination Case in U.S. History

Attorney General Karl Racine today announced a settlement requiring three real estate firms—DARO Management Services, DARO Realty, and Infinity Real Estate—and several individual defendants to pay a landmark $10 million in penalties for illegally discriminating against renters in the District who use Section 8 housing vouchers and other forms of housing assistance. This is the largest civil penalty in a housing discrimination case in U.S. history.

AG Racine Supports White House AI Bill of Rights that Includes Core Aspects of His Office's Landmark Bill to Modernize Civil Rights Laws & Stop Algorithmic Discrimination

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today issued the following statement on the White House’s new Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights that incorporates much of his landmark legislation that would modernize civil rights laws by prohibiting discrimination through the use of automated decision-making tools, known as algorithms, that impact residents’ everyday lives.

AG Racine to Testify Today Before DC Council on His Landmark Bill to Modernize Civil Rights Laws & Stop Discrimination in Automated Decision-Making Tools

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today will participate in a hearing before the Council of the District of Columbia to advocate that the Council pass his landmark legislation that would modernize civil rights laws by prohibiting discrimination through the use of automated decision-making tools, known as algorithms, that impact residents’ everyday lives.

AG Racine Secures $300,000 from Developer Who Used Discriminatory "Blockbusting" Tactics to Try to Force Resident Out of Her Home

Attorney General Karl A. Racine today announced that Polygon Holdings will pay $300,000 to settle allegations that they deployed discriminatory practices known as “blockbusting” – methods rarely used in the last half-century due to their obviously prejudicial nature – to force a District resident to sell her home so they could flip it for profit. 

Celebrating Labor Day & the Workers Who Keep DC Running lauren.massey 09/02/2022 - 10:00

Labor Day was created in the late 19th century—at a time when workers were often taken advantage of, not paid enough, and overworked. Many of them faced unsafe working conditions.

Getting Ghost Guns Off Our Streets

Last week, we won a major victory for District residents and public safety: a court permanently banned ghost gun manufacturer Polymer80 from selling untraceable firearms and build-at-home gun kits to DC residents. And the court ordered Polymer80 to pay $4 million in penalties—the maximum allowable penalties—for breaking District law.