Feb 10 2021
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offers the following statement on a Thurston County Superior Court decision that Tim Eyman intentionally committed numerous violations of campaign finance law:
Dec 10 2020
AG Ferguson files amicus brief opposing Texas’s lawsuit to overturn the result of a free and fair election
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today issued the following statement regarding a multistate amicus brief, or “friend of the court” brief, in Texas v. Pennsylvania, Texas’s attempt to throw out the results of the election in four battleground states: Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin. The states’ brief asks the court to reject Texas’s lawsuit.
Nov 23 2020
AG, Secretary of State issue joint statement regarding gubernatorial succession in the event of a vacancy
OLYMPIA — In light of recent inquiries from members of the press and public, Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman are jointly providing information about what happens under Washington law if the governor resigns to accept a position in a presidential administration.
Nov 13 2020
OLYMPIA — On Monday, Nov. 16, the trial over the remaining campaign finance violations alleged against initiative promoter Tim Eyman will begin.
Nov 9 2020
Court of Appeals unanimously upholds $18M penalty against Grocery Manufacturer’s Association in AG’s campaign finance lawsuit
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Court of Appeals today unanimously upheld the $18 million penalty in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against the Grocery Manufacturers Association over its intentional violations of Washington’s campaign finance laws.
Oct 19 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement about his decision to file a second campaign finance disclosure lawsuit against Google:
Oct 15 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement on the Washington State Supreme Court striking down Initiative 976:
Oct 13 2020
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Twitter will pay $100,000 to Washington’s Public Disclosure Transparency Account for violating the state’s campaign finance disclosure law, which Washingtonians adopted through initiative in 1972. Twitter unlawfully failed to maintain for public inspection records about Washington political ads that ran on its platform from 2012 until Nov. 22, 2019. On that date, Twitter implemented a ban on all political advertising.
Aug 7 2020
AG Ferguson releases statement after defeating Facebook’s attempt to dismiss campaign finance lawsuit
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after a King County Superior Court Judge Douglass A. North denied Facebook’s attempt to dismiss Ferguson’s campaign finance lawsuit against the multinational social media company.
Jun 8 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that a Thurston County Superior Court judge ordered the Freedom Foundation to pay $80,000 over its campaign finance violations. This recovery will go into the state Public Disclosure Transparency Account, which funds enforcement of campaign finance laws.