Apr 30 2015
OLYMPIA — Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that his office was joining an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief in Colorado Outfitters Association v. Hickenlooper and Beicker v. Hickenlooper in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit . The consolidated cases involve a challenge to certain Colorado gun laws, including a background-check requirement similar to Washington’s I-594. Washington state is currently defending against a similar challenge to I-594.
Apr 9 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today urged the U.S. Department of Education to immediately relieve the debt burden of thousands of students who attended Corinthian Colleges, joining with several other state attorneys general.
Apr 3 2015
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today expressed his disappointment with the House Finance Committee for drastically altering Ferguson’s agency-request legislation to raise the smoking age to 21.
Mar 27 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a “friend of the court” brief today in the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to reject a challenge to Colorado’s marijuana laws. If the court takes up the case, it could threaten not just Colorado’s law, but also the regulatory structure for marijuana established by Initiative 502 in Washington state.
Mar 17 2015
OLYMPIA — Premera/Blue Cross today announced it has been the target of a major data breach.
Mar 16 2015
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson has appointed Senior Counsel Karin Nyrop as the new chief of his office’s University of Washington (UW) Division. The division provides legal services to the university, which includes campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma as well as the UW Medical Center.
Mar 13 2015
SEATTLE — The Attorney General’s Office filed a response brief yesterday in the Washington State Supreme Court defending the will of the voters in enacting Initiative 502.
Mar 3 2015
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Archives has announced a series of open government training workshops throughout Washington in March in support of a state law that was introduced by the Washington State Attorney General’s Office and passed in 2014.
Feb 17 2015
Attorney General’s proposal to raise smoking age passes House Health Care Committee with bipartisan vote
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s agency-request bill to raise the state’s legal smoking age to 21 passed a key legislative hurdle today. The House Health Care & Wellness Committee approved the bill in a bipartisan 12 to 3 vote.
Feb 12 2015
OLYMPIA — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson today urged legislative action on bills to regulate vapor products and to raise the legal age for tobacco products to 21, citing new reports underscoring the danger of tobacco and other nicotine products.