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AG Racine Announces Federal Court Blocks Trump Administration From Cutting Food Benefits

Washington, D.C. March 13, 2020 – Attorney General Karl A. Racine tonight announced that the Honorable Judge Ellen S. Huvelle of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an injunction in the District and New York State’s lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from unlawfully cutting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits […]

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AG Racine Leads 21-State Coalition Opposing USDA Rule That Would Unlawfully Strip Residents of Food Stamp Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. April 3, 2019 – Attorney General Karl A. Racine led a coalition of 21 states and territories in opposing a Trump administration effort to circumvent the law and strip District residents of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, commonly referred to as “food stamps.” The District, states and a territory filed a comment […]

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AG Racine Sues Facebook for Failing to Protect Millions of Users’ Data

WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 19, 2018 – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today sued Facebook, Inc. for failing to protect its users’ data, enabling abuses like one that exposed nearly half of all District residents’ data to manipulation for political purposes during the 2016 election. In its lawsuit, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) […]

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AG Racine Leads 15-State Coalition Seeking to Block Illegal Appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. November 26, 2018 – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a 15-state coalition of attorneys general challenging President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General of the United States. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in a Maryland case, AG Racine and the amici states argue that Trump’s appointment of Whitaker, […]

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18-State Coalition of AGs Opposes Trump Administration Effort To Deny Asylum To Victims Of Domestic And Gang Violence

WASHINGTON, D. C. Sept. 28, 2018 – Attorney General Karl A. Racine today led a group of 18 state attorneys general to stop the Trump Administration from arbitrarily blocking immigrants who seek asylum from domestic violence or gang terrorism in their home countries. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in the United States District Court for […]

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Maryland & D.C. AGs Sue Trump for Constitutional Violations of Emoluments Clauses

WASHINGTON, DC June 13, 2017 – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that they have filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump, alleging that the President’s wide-ranging business entanglements violate the Constitution’s Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses. The suit seeks an injunction to […]

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