Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 01 2017

Dear Friends,

If the Trump Administration continues to take illegal actions, I will continue to use my office to remind them that our nation’s laws apply to everyone. The rule of law does not stop at the White House gates.

I have a duty to defend Washingtonians against anyone who causes them harm, including the President of the United States.

In this issue:

Thank you for following the work of the Attorney General’s Office.




Bob Ferguson
Washington State Attorney General

You can’t tweet your way out of a courtroom

So far this year, my cases calling out the Trump Administration’s illegal actions are 3-0 in the courts. Whether it’s stopping the first unconstitutional travel ban executive order, getting the U.S. Department of Energy to reverse its unlawful attempt to delay energy efficiency rules for ceiling fans, or ensuring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency implements rules regulating harmful emissions from new oil and gas facilities - I will hold this Administration accountable to the rule of law.


The Stranger                                                                                                                                                        Appeals Court Refuses to Reinstate Trump's Travel Ban, Upholding Seattle Judge’s Ruling

The Seattle Times                                                                                                                                          Appeals court refuses to reinstate Trump travel ban

The Spokesman-Review                                                                                                                                  Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson uses strategic streak to fight Trump

SeattlePI                                                                                                                                                       Connelly: AG Ferguson sues, rebukes Trump admin. on energy rollbacks

NPR                                                                                                                                                                Appeals Court Says EPA Can't Keep Delaying Obama-Era Methane Rules

 Mr. President, what do you consider “close family?”

The Trump Administration seems to think that grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, and cousins are not considered close family. I could not disagree more. That’s why I supported Hawaii’s case urging the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent the Administration from denying certain family members’ ability to travel to the U.S. The Court agreed, allowing these close family members into the country.


AG Ferguson asks US Supreme Court to exclude grandparents from travel ban   

The New York Times

Grandparents Win Reprieve from Trump Travel Ban in Federal Court


- Secretary DeVos, student loan borrowers deserve relief

Some for-profit colleges received taxpayer-backed student aid through predatory and deceptive practices aimed at students. Washington students who fell prey to those practices should be eligible for the discharge of approximately $381 million. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is standing in their way.

The Obama Administration created and approved borrower defense protections for students from predatory for-profit colleges. When Secretary DeVos delayed these critical rules from going into effect, I filed a lawsuit to defend them. Students should not be drowning in debt because their school took advantage of them. Students should be able to trust that the Department of Education has their best interests in mind.

Connelly: AG Ferguson sues Trump over a pesticide and for-profit colleges

The Seattle Times
Washington state joins lawsuit to stop delaying rules protecting student-loan borrowers    

-Working across Washington

This month, I spoke with local students at Walla Walla Community College, then made my way over to a Walla Walla Sweets baseball game to throw out the first onion (yes, onion). I even took a bite for good luck, and thank goodness it was a Walla Walla sweet.  

Back in Seattle, I joined KCTS 9 correspondent Enrique Cerna for a discussion at the Seattle Public Library. In our state capital, Olympia, I had the opportunity to congratulate truly dedicated voters who have participated in every election for an astonishing 50 years or more. Heading further south, I joined the Washington State Labor Council for their annual meeting, where I was honored to receive the Power to the People Award.

By the end of July, I found myself in Yakima, where I met with local organizations La Casa Hogar and United Farm Workers.


Seattle Channel
Town Square: A Conversation with Attorney General Bob Ferguson

The Columbian ​                                                                                                                                                    Ferguson champions consumer protection


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