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Bob Ferguson

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.  
Jan 29 2017
Statement from Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the Attorneys General of California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia and the District of Columbia 
Oct 3 2016
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, joined by 20 states, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the appeal of a case against Backpage.com, which is accused of facilitating child sex trafficking.
Jun 27 2016
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt:
Jun 23 2016
OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court by a 4-4 vote today blocked President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive actions to reform our country’s immigration system.
Mar 10 2016
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today called on the United States Senate to take action on a Supreme Court nominee when presented by President Barack Obama. The request for timely consideration came in a letter signed by 21 attorneys general from around the country.
Mar 9 2016
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office filed an amicus — or “friend of the court” — brief late Tuesday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow President Barack Obama’s 2014 immigration reforms to move forward after prolonged legal delays.
Jan 19 2016
OLYMPIA — The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to hear a case that could allow President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive actions to reform our country’s immigration system finally to move forward. In Washington alone, about 105,000 people could move into the legal workforce if President Obama’s plan took effect, increasing the state’s tax revenues by an estimated $57 million over the next five years.   
Dec 24 2015
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Bob Ferguson late last night filed a brief with the Washington State Supreme Court urging the justices to uphold a Benton County Superior Court decision ordering a Richland florist to stop discriminating against gay and lesbian customers seeking flowers for their weddings. 
Dec 4 2015
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced the filing of an amicus, or “friend of the court,” brief in the United States Supreme Court, supporting President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive actions to reform our country’s immigration system.

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