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AG Bonta Files Lawsuit Against Meta Over Harms to Youth Mental Health

SAN FRANCISCO — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today co-led a bipartisan coalition of 33 attorneys general in filing a federal lawsuit against Meta Platforms, Inc. and affiliates (Meta). Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the lawsuit alleges that Meta, among other things, designed and deployed harmful features on Instagram and Facebook that addict children and teens to their mental and physical detriment. The attorneys general are […]

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AG Bonta Leads Coalition of 16 Attorneys General in Open Letter Supporting Yelp’s Efforts to Provide Consumers Accurate Information about Crisis Pregnancy Centers

OAKLAND, October 23, 2023 – California Attorney General Bonta today led a coalition of 16 attorneys general in an open letter supporting Yelp’s efforts to ensure that consumers are provided with clear and accurate information about the limitations of services and staffing offered by Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs). Yelp has provided notices on CPCs’ Yelp pages notifying consumers […]

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AG Bonta: California’s Large-Capacity Magazine Ban to Remain in Effect Until Further Notice

OAKLAND — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced that an en banc panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted California’s request for a stay of a district court decision striking down the state’s large-capacity magazine ban. Large-capacity magazines are firearm magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The en banc court’s order, which […]

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AG Bonta Announces Lawsuit Against Oil and Gas Companies for Misleading Public About Climate Change

OAKLAND — Joined by California Governor Newsom, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced the filing of a lawsuit against five of the largest oil and gas companies in the world — Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and BP — and the American Petroleum Institute (API) for allegedly engaging in a decades-long campaign of deception and creating statewide climate change-related […]

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AG Bonta Calls for Federal Protections to Safeguard Patients from Medical Debt

OAKLAND, September 11, 2023 — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today submitted a letter to federal agencies urging the adoption of regulations on medical payment products, which are increasingly being used by patients across the country and too often lack appropriate safeguards. While patients may use products such as medical credit cards and installment loans to pay for healthcare-related bills, such products […]

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AG Bonta: Rocklin Unified School District School Board’s Forced Outing Policy Endangers California LGBTQ+ Students’ Civil Rights

SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a statement following the Rocklin Unified School District School Board’s (Board) decision to implement a mandatory gender identity disclosure policy targeting transgender and gender-nonconforming students on September 6, 2023. Similar to other forced outing policies recently enacted by certain school districts, the policy requires schools to inform parents, with minimal […]

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AG Bonta Denounces Anderson Union High School District’s Forced Outing Policy

OAKLAND — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a statement following Anderson Union High School District Board’s decision to implement a mandatory gender identity disclosure policy detrimental to the well-being of LGBTQ+ students on August 22, 2023. Modeled after forced outing policies recently enacted by certain school districts, the policy requires schools to inform parents, […]

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On 75th Anniversary of Desegregation of Armed Forces, AG Bonta Expresses Support for Federal Legislation Extending GI Bill Benefits to Black WWII Veterans & Their Families

OAKLAND, July 26, 2023 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today joined a bipartisan coalition of 24 attorneys general in submitting a letter to Congress in support of H.R. 1255, the Sgt. Isaac Woodard, Jr. and Sgt. Joseph H. Maddox GI Bill Restoration Act of 2023. Authored by Congressmen Seth Moulton (D-MA) and James Clyburn (D-SC), the federal legislation […]

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AG Bonta Co-Leads 22 States to Protect Patients Against Texas’ Attempt to Exclude Abortion from Emergency Healthcare

OAKLAND, May 9, 2023 — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today co-led a multistate coalition in a legal fight to protect Americans’ access to abortions during life-threatening medical emergencies. In an amicus brief, the coalition supported the Biden Administration’s defense of its Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) guidance, which restates hospitals’ obligations under […]

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Bonta: As Attacks on Reproductive Rights Persist, California Will Continue to Lead Nationwide Defense

LOS ANGELES, May 2, 2023 — One year after the leak of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, California Attorney General Rob Bonta today joined the Southern California Legal Alliance for Reproductive Justice (SoCal LARJ) to uplift the alliance’s legal aid efforts and the launch of a new hotline. The alliance is made up of law firms across Southern California that […]

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AG Bonta Files Brief to Protect the Safety of Children Online, Maintain California Law Protecting the Privacy of Minors

OAKLAND, April 24, 2023 — California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a brief in defense of California’s law requiring companies to prioritize the online privacy, safety, and well-being of children over commercial interests. The brief seeks to block an effort by an online trade association representing companies such as Google, Meta, Amazon, Twitter, and TikTok challenging the […]

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Attorney General Bonta Supports Federal Challenge to Court Order Restricting Medication Abortion Access

OAKLAND, April 10, 2023 — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today joined a multistate coalition of 24 states in support of the Biden Administration’s challenge to a recent Texas district court ruling severely restricting Americans’ access to reproductive care. In a ruling issued on Friday in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine et al. v. FDA, the U.S. District […]

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AG Bonta Stands with President Biden in Calling for Stronger Action Nationwide to Protect the Public from Gun Violence

MONTEREY PARK, March 14, 2023 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive order taking nationwide action to prevent gun violence. Today, Attorney General Bonta will join the President in in Monterey Park to underscore the need for strong measures to reduce gun violence across the United States,including universal background checks before firearms sales, increased […]

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AG Bonta Statement on Supreme Court Order Denying R.J. Reynolds’ Attempt to Block CA’s Flavored Tobacco Ban from Taking Effect

OAKLAND, Calif – California Attorney General Rob Bonta yesterday issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s order denying R.J. Reynolds’ emergency application for a writ of injunction to prevent SB 793, California’s ban on flavored tobacco products, from taking effect later this month.  “Flavored tobacco products have hooked a new generation of young smokers at a time when tobacco is already the number one preventable […]

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AG Bonta Provides Guidance to Californians Considering Investing in Cryptocurrency

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today urged Californians to stay informed and protect their money when investing in the cryptocurrency market. In recent years, cryptocurrency has risen in popularity as a form of digital investment, and it is important to remember that the cryptocurrency market is highly volatile and there is no government guarantee or insurance for crypto […]

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AG Bonta Leads 21 States in Urging FDA to Approve Country’s First Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pill

OAKLAND, November 4, 2022 — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced leading a multistate coalition of 21 attorneys general in submitting a letter urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve over-the-counter (OTC) birth control pills that meet applicable safety and efficacy standards, including a pending application for the nation’s first OTC […]

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AG Bonta Leads Multistate Coalition in Comment Letter Supporting the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ Rule Expanding Access to Abortion Care

OAKLAND, October 11, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today led a multistate coalition of 23 attorneys general in filing a comment letter supporting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) interim final rule that removes exclusions on abortion counseling and establishes broader access to abortion care for veterans and their beneficiaries. The VA’s new […]

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AG Bonta Releases California Criminal Justice Statistical Reports for 2021

OAKLAND, August 25, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced the release of the annual Homicide in California, Crime in California, Use of Force Incident Reporting, and Juvenile Justice in California statistical reports. The reports provide policymakers, researchers, law enforcement, and members of the public with vital statewide information on criminal justice statistics […]

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Attorneys General Bonta and James Lead Multistate Coalition in Amicus Brief Challenging Idaho’s Near Total Ban on Abortion

OAKLAND, August 16, 2022 – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in support of the federal government’s motion for preliminary injunction to stop enforcement of Idaho’s near total ban on abortion. The brief, filed in United States of America v. Idaho, […]

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AG Bonta and Governor Newsom Announce Federal Moratorium on New Oil and Gas Drilling in Central California

OAKLAND, August 1, 2022 – California Attorney General Bonta, Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced a settlement with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (Bureau) prohibiting new oil and gas leasing in Central California […]

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