Mar 13 2017
Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed an amended Complaint in his lawsuit challenging President Trump’s travel ban as illegal and unconstitutional. Ferguson also filed a Motion to Enforce the injunction he obtained on Feb. 3, which blocked implementation of the President’s original immigration Executive Order nationwide. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld that injunction on Feb. 9.
Mar 9 2017
SEATTLE — In documents 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.
Mar 6 2017
“By rescinding his earlier Executive Order, President Trump makes one thing perfectly clear: His original travel ban was indefensible — legally, constitutionally and morally.
Mar 6 2017
OLYMPIA — In the wake of President Trump conceding defeat on key provisions of his original Executive Order, Attorney General Bob Ferguson today pledged to scrutinize the Trump Administration’s revised travel ban.
Mar 3 2017
OLYMPIA — Late yesterday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson led a coalition of 18 states and the District of Columbia in urging the United States Supreme Court to uphold a lower court ruling recognizing the right of a transgender student in Virginia to use the school bathroom corresponding to his gender identity.
Feb 28 2017
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued a statement after a bomb threat Monday afternoon forced the evacuation of the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island.
Feb 27 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement on today’s ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denying the Trump Administration’s motion to delay proceedings on its appeal. Ferguson had argued that the case should move forward, and the appellate court agreed.
Feb 16 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson declared victory in State v. Trump, in light of the U.S. Department of Justice’s filing in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today. Justice, on behalf of President Trump, represented to the court that: “the President intends in the near future to rescind the Order and replace it with a new, substantially revised Executive Order” to eliminate constitutional concerns.
Feb 16 2017
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court today unanimously upheld a lower court decision in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s consumer protection lawsuit against a Richland florist. The court agreed with Ferguson that Arlene’s Flowers violated Washington’s Consumer Protection Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) by refusing to serve a same-sex couple seeking to buy wedding flowers in 2013.
Feb 9 2017
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today unanimously affirmed a lower court’s ruling obtained by Attorney General Bob Ferguson, which blocks President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration.