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Bob Ferguson

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 27 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s bipartisan legislation to combat both financial exploitation and neglect of vulnerable adults in Washington state passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 92-4.
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 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 13 2017
OLYMPIA — An agency request bill from Attorney General Bob Ferguson to protect human trafficking victims from their traffickers passed the House of Representatives with unanimous, bipartisan support. Rep. Tina Orwall, D—Des Moines, is the prime sponsor of House Bill 1079, and Sen. Mike Padden, R—Spokane Valley, is the prime sponsor of its companion, Senate Bill 5029.
Feb 13 2017
OLYMPIA —The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced the resolution of two campaign finance cases today. Eastern Washington University trustee Jay Manning failed to timely file two financial disclosures after his appointment and will pay $4,812.50. Audubon Washington failed to timely file independent expenditure reports for work on a TVW video voters’ guide and will pay $4,390.
Feb 9 2017
The Attorney General’s Office has filed a petition in Clark County Superior Court seeking to civilly commit a Vancouver-area sex offender and prevent his release into the community. 
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.
Feb 8 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that a King County judge ordered the makers of 5-hour ENERGY® to pay nearly $4.3 million in penalties, attorneys’ fees and costs for multiple violations of the state Consumer Protection Act.
Feb 8 2017
An agency request bill from Attorney General Bob Ferguson aimed at extending the window of opportunity to prosecute human traffickers for their crimes today passed the Senate with unanimous bipartisan support. The bill extends the statute of limitations on human trafficking to match that of non-lethal arson and updates the definition of commercial sex to include “anything of value,” rather than simply a fee.

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