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Bob Ferguson

Jul 30 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Sunnyside, asserting that the city has unlawfully and repeatedly used its Crime Free Rental Housing Program to force tenants out of their homes without evidence that they engaged in criminal activity, and without proper notice or court orders in violation of state and federal law. Despite multiple communications between the Attorney General’s Office and city leaders, the city refuses to come into compliance with the law.
Jul 30 2019
El Procurador General Bob Ferguson presentó hoy una demanda federal de derechos civiles contra la Ciudad de Sunnyside, en la que afirma que la ciudad ha utilizado de manera ilegal y repetida su Programa de Viviendas de Alquiler Libres de Crimen (Crime Free Rental Housing Program) para forzar a los inquilinos a salir de sus hogares sin evidencia de que se encuentren implicados en actividades delictivas y sin la debida notificación u órdenes judiciales, en violación de las leyes estatales y federales. A pesar de los múltiples comunicados entre la Oficina del Procurador General y los líderes de la ciudad, la ciudad se niega a estar en cumplimiento con la ley.
Jun 6 2019
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court today upheld its previous decision in Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against a Richland florist. The court again found 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.
Jan 31 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined 18 other attorneys general in urging U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to withdraw proposed rule changes that protect sexual harassment and violence survivors.
Dec 10 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Governor Jay Inslee and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan today submitted a comment letter criticizing proposed Trump Administration rules targeting immigrants. The revisions to the so-called “public charge” rule would harm Washingtonians, causing children – citizens and non-citizens alike – to forfeit meals, health insurance, and a roof over their heads.  
Oct 18 2018
SPOKANE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that Horning Brothers, LLC, a Quincy-based agricultural company, will pay $525,000 in a civil rights enforcement action claiming sexual harassment of multiple female agricultural workers, discriminatory hiring and sex-segregated employment practices and retaliation against workers who reported the improper conduct.
Jul 26 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today, after U.S. District Court Judge Jesse M. Furman rejected the Trump Administration’s attempt to dismiss Ferguson’s multistate lawsuit over the federal government’s decision to include a question about citizenship status in the 2020 U.S. Census.
Jul 24 2018
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that Facebook signed a legally binding agreement with his office to make significant changes to its advertising platform by removing the ability of third-party advertisers to exclude ethnic and religious minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals and other protected groups from seeing their ads.
Jun 25 2018
OLYMPIA — The United States Supreme Court today sent the Arlene’s Flowers case back to the Washington State Supreme Court to review the case in light of the recent ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.  
Jun 4 2018
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered the following statement in response to a U.S. Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission:

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