Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Jun 23 2016
COUPEVILLE — The Attorney General’s Office today announced that an Island County jury denied the release of a sexually violent predator from the state’s Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island.
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.
Jun 22 2016
“I recently heard comments from Joseph Backholm, a chief supporter of Initiative 1515. Mr. Backholm encouraged male signature gatherers to loiter outside women’s restrooms and to follow women into the restroom if they refuse to sign I-1515 petitions. I find these comments deeply concerning, and I join King County Sheriff John Urquhart in urging signature gatherers not to follow this ridiculous direction.
Jun 21 2016
MOUNT VERNON — Skagit County Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis ruled today that Skagit County Public Hospital District 1 has been violating the Reproductive Privacy Act by failing to provide elective abortion services when it provides a wide range of other maternity care services.
Jun 17 2016
Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement today in response to a letter he recently received from Paul Lawrence, of Pacifica Law Group, regarding the charter schools law passed this year by the Legislature (SB 6194).
Jun 15 2016
SPOKANE — The Spokane Division of the Washington Attorney General’s Office now bears the name of former Attorney General and Gov. Chris Gregoire.
Jun 10 2016
COUPVILLE — Prosecutors with the Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit are attempting to prevent a sex offender from being conditionally released into the community in a civil trial this week in Coupeville on Whidbey Island.
Jun 9 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that he filed petitions today in Snohomish and Thurston County Superior Courts asking each court to enforce subpoenas issued in the state’s investigation of Tim Eyman, his political committees, his for-profit company, and a for-profit signature gathering company.
Jun 3 2016
TACOMA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office obtained the criminal conviction of James Moseley, a Whitman County sex offender, on two felony counts. Moseley pleaded guilty Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court to second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and felony harassment (threat to kill). He was sentenced to more than five years in prison for the offenses.
May 26 2016
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against a Florida-based company and its owners, accusing them of charging students illegal fees for debt adjustment services, including assistance with consolidating federal student loans.  Borrowers can already consolidate their loans, and get other assistance, for free through the federal government.