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Federal judge agrees with AG Ferguson, preserves access to medication abortion drug

SPOKANE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that a federal judge in Spokane barred the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) from doing anything to reduce the availability of the medication abortion drug mifepristone in Washington, 16 other states and the District of Columbia. The states sued the FDA over access to the drug. The […]

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AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Facebook for creating an unlawful monopoly

OLYMPIA December 9, 2020 – Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook asserting the company formed an illegal monopoly in the personal social networking market. The company formed this monopoly by buying or constraining potential competitors, usually mobile apps, in their infancy — including rivals Instagram and WhatsApp. These actions helped […]

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Washington State Federal judge issues nationwide injunction blocking Postmaster General’s unlawful policies delaying mail

YAKIMA, Wash. Sept. 17, 2020 — A federal judge in Yakima, Wash., today granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to grant a nationwide injunction forcing the U.S. Postal Service to immediately halt drastic operational changes. Judge Stanley A. Bastian will issue a detailed written order this afternoon. In its motion for a preliminary injunction, Ferguson […]

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Federal judge strikes down Trump Administration action allowing release of 3D-printed guns

OLYMPIA, WA November 12, 2019 –  A federal judge ruled today that the Trump Administration violated federal law in its efforts to allow 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet. In July 2018, Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, arguing that […]

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Washington AG Ferguson, Gov. Inslee, Mayor Durkan blast Trump Administration proposal targeting immigrants

OLYMPIA, Dec. 10, 2018 – Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Governor Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan today submitted a comment letter criticizing proposed Trump Administration rules targeting immigrants. The revisions to the so-called “public charge” rule would harm Washingtonians, causing children – citizens and non-citizens alike – to forfeit meals, health insurance, and a […]

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AG Ferguson statement on court order blocking downloadable 3D-printed guns

OLYMPIA July 31, 2018 – Attorney General Ferguson today issued the following statement: “Once again, my office had to hold this Administration accountable to the rule of law. I am thankful and relieved Judge Lasnik put a nationwide stop to the Trump Administration’s dangerous decision to allow downloadable, 3D-printed ghost guns to be distributed online. […]

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AG Ferguson announces fast-food chains will end restrictions on low-wage workers nationwide

SEATTLE, July 12, 2018 — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that in order to avoid a lawsuit from his office, seven large, corporate fast-food chains will immediately end a nationwide practice that restricts worker mobility and decreases competition for labor by preventing workers from moving among the chains’ franchise locations. The companies will no […]

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Washington AG: Motel 6 provided all guests’ personal information to ICE without a warrant for at least two years

SEATTLE, Jan. 3, 2018 — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against national hotel chain Motel 6 for voluntarily providing guest lists to agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on a routine basis for at least two years. Each time Motel 6 released a guest list, it included the name and […]

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AG Ferguson: Revised Trump travel ban still subject to injunction

SEATTLE, Wa. March 9, 2017 – In documents to be filed in federal court Thursday, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson contends that the injunction he obtained blocking key sections of President Trump’s previous immigration Executive Order applies to the new version. This is not a new lawsuit. Rather, Ferguson asserts that the burden is on […]

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Washington AG Ferguson on Trump Administration’s withdrawal of travel ban appeal

March 7, 2017 – Statement of Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Trump Administration’s withdrawal of travel ban appeal: “The Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw their appeal — and pay our costs — confirms what I said yesterday:  The President’s original travel ban was unconstitutional. “Contrary to President Trump’s indefensible criticisms of the judiciary, his concession […]

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AG Ferguson obtains court order halting Trump immigration action

SEATTLE February 3, 2017 – A federal judge in Seattle today granted Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s request to immediately halt implementation of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration nationwide. The Temporary Restraining Order will remain in place until U.S. District Court Senior Judge James L. Robart considers the Attorney General’s lawsuit challenging key provisions […]

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Trump Executive Order lawsuit: hearing set for Seattle federal court Friday

SEATTLE February 2, 2017 – Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the filing of an amended complaint in State of Washington v. Trump, the state’s lawsuit challenging key sections of President Trump’s immigration Executive Order as illegal and unconstitutional. The amended complaint filed late Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District […]

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