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AG Becerra: Target Settles Record $18.5 Million Credit Card Data Breach Case

SACRAMENTO May 23, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a record $18.5 million multi-state settlement with Target, in response to allegations that over 40 million customers had their payment card information compromised during the 2013 holiday season after the company failed to provide reasonable data security. California will be receiving more than $1.4 […]

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Becerra & Schneiderman: Trump’s Delay Already Harming Those Who Need Health Care

SACRAMENTO, May 22, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued the following statement after the Trump Administration and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives asked a federal court to delay further action in House v. Price, a case challenging the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care […]

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AG Becerra Urges U.S. Department of Justice to Rescind Harsh New Sentencing Guidelines

SACRAMENTO May 22, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine and attorneys general from 13 other states in calling for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind harsh new instructions for Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors that would make our communities less, not more, safe. Building […]

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AG Becerra: How Focusing Local Law Enforcement Resources On Combatting Serious Crimes Rather Than Federal Immigration Enhances Public Safety

SACRAMENTO, May 17, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra, in collaboration with the Attorneys General of New York, the District of Columbia, Rhode Island, Oregon, and Washington, today released a new report that refutes the Trump Administration’s claims on so-called “sanctuary” policies. The “Setting The Record Straight On Local Involvement In Federal Civil Immigration Enforcement: […]

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Attorney General Becerra: Beware Of “Tech Support” Scams

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 12, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert to warn Californians about “tech support” scams targeting personal computers. Also, this morning the Federal Trade Commission announced it will be conducting an aggressive law enforcement sweep targeting tech support scams nationwide. “Millions of Californians rely on computers […]

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AG Becerra Files Brief Defending Women’s Access to Constitutionally-Protected Health Care

SACRAMENTO, May 2, 2017  – Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of states, filed an amicus brief yesterday afternoon in West Alabama Women’s Center v. Dr. Thomas Miller, a case currently pending before the Eleventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals. At issue is an Alabama law which threatens a woman’s access to safe […]

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Attorney General Becerra: We Will Vigorously Oppose Drilling Off of California’s Coast

SACRAMENTO April 28, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement after President Trump directed the U.S. Department of the Interior to study new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of California: “We will vigorously oppose new drilling off the shores of our coast. California is leading the way in […]

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AG Becerra: Federal Legislation Is A Giant Step Backward For Clean Air And Public Health

SACRAMENTO, April 26, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in urging Congress to protect critical ozone air quality standards. In letters to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, the coalition detailed its […]

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AG Xavier Becerra: It’s Foolish To Roll Back Student Loan Serving Reforms

SACRAMENTO, April 24, 2017– California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today called out the U.S. Department of Education for abdicating its responsibility to millions of student loan borrowers and their families across the country. Today’s multistate letter opposes action by the Department of Education to revoke critical reforms designed to help students avoid default and curtail […]

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AG Becerra Files Amicus Brief in Fourth Circuit Continuing to Challenge Unconstitutional Travel Ban

SACRAMENTO, April 20, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today joined a coalition of 17 states filing an amicus brief urging the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the district court ruling that struck down the travel ban as unconstitutional. The states’ brief explains the reasons that the district court’s decision should not be […]

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Attorney General Xavier Becerra Delivers Freedom of Information Act Request to U.S. EPA

SACRAMENTO April 7, 2017 – Today, Attorney General Xavier Becerra delivered a formal request to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for thirty-two categories of documents related to known conflicts of interest of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and any actions taken by EPA or the Administrator to comply with federal ethics laws. Administrator Pruitt, until […]

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Attorney General Xavier Becerra: Energy Efficiency Standards Worth Fighting For

SACRAMENTO April 3, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with a broad coalition of state attorneys general, has challenged the U.S. Department of Energy’s unlawful delay in enforcing several important energy efficiency standards. On Friday, March 31, Attorney General Becerra joined eight fellow Attorneys General in filing a petition in the U.S. Court […]

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AG Xavier Becerra Announces Charges Filed Against David Robert Daleiden for Criminal Invasion of Privacy

SAN FRANCISCO March 28, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the filing of an arrest warrant detailing 15 criminal charges against David Robert Daleiden. Daleiden, along with co-conspirator Sandra Merritt, used manufactured identities and a fictitious bioresearch company to meet women’s healthcare providers and covertly record the private discussions they initiated. “The right […]

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AG Becerra Files Amicus Brief in County of Santa Clara Supporting Challenge to Trump’s “Sanctuary Jurisdictions” EO

SACRAMENTO, March 23, 2017 –Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case County of Santa Clara v. Trump, et al., supporting the County of Santa Clara in its challenge to President Donald J. Trump’s executive order targeting “sanctuary jurisdictions.” President Trump’s executive order threatens to withdraw federal funds from states and […]

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AG Xavier Becerra Issues Statement on Nationwide Temporary Restraining Order Against Revised Muslim Travel Ban

SACRAMENTO March 16, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement in response to a federal District Court ruling in Hawaiʿi that halted the revised Trump Muslim travel ban before it could go into effect: “There is no room for intolerance in our Constitution. Yesterday’s court ruling affirms that. A lot of work […]

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Attorney General Becerra Joins Amicus Brief in Defense of Transgender Rights

SACRAMENTO, March 3, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined 18 state attorneys general in filing a friend-of-the-court brief supporting transgender rights in the United States Supreme Court in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. The brief, authored by New York and Washington, makes clear that discrimination on the basis of gender identity causes real […]

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AG Xavier Becerra Issues Consumer Alert Concerning Price Gouging in Wake of Oroville Dam Auxiliary Spillway Incident

SACRAMENTO February 13, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued a consumer alert concerning price gouging in the wake of the Oroville Dam Auxiliary Spillway Incident and related evacuations. The Attorney General also warns donors to carefully vet anyone who is promising to help evacuees.  The Attorney General’s website provides valuable donor tips.  […]

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Attorney General Xavier Becerra: The Constitution Still Trumps Rhetoric

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 9, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement on the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision to uphold a federal district court order suspending President Donald Trump’s travel ban. “The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on the side of justice today, acknowledging the States’ right to challenge the […]

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AG Becerra, 15 State Attorneys General File Amicus Brief Opposing President Trump’s Travel Ban

SACRAMENTO, Feb. 6, 2017 – Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in State of Washington v. Trump, a case opposing the Trump Administration’s unconstitutional and un-American travel ban. California was joined in filing the amicus brief by Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, […]

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AG Becerra Joins 15 Attorneys General Condemning Un-American Executive Order

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 29, 2017 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra joined fifteen attorneys general from New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Virginia, Oregon, Connecticut, Vermont, Illinois, New Mexico, Iowa, Maine, Maryland and the District of Columbia, condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order: “As the chief legal officers for over 130 million Americans and foreign residents of […]