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Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Aug 14 2014
SEATTLE—Today the Washington Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the State in two important pension cases.
May 14 2014
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today stood behind Governor Jay Inslee’s decision to cancel parole for Jerry Lain who shot Richland police officer Mike Fitzpatrick in 1982 while in Washington on parole from Iowa.
Nov 7 2013
The Washington State Supreme Court today upheld the governor’s authority to cancel parole for dangerous criminals in Washington — even if the state’s parole board recommends otherwise.
Oct 28 2013
Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined a coalition of 15 states in filing a “friend of the court” brief Friday before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The states argued that laws prohibiting same-sex marriage in Nevada and Hawaii violate the 14th Amendment and should be struck down as unconstitutional.
Sep 12 2013
In a 7-2 ruling today, the Washington State Supreme Court today sided with the state Department of Transportation in a dispute over whether or not the state’s Constitution and the department’s statute allowed highway lanes on the Interstate 90 floating bridge to be leased to Sound Transit to expand its light rail system.
Jun 26 2013
Today, the US Supreme Court issued two important rulings for marriage equality...In a 5-4 ruling in U.S. v. Windsor, the court declared the section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional.
Mar 26 2013
Attorney General Bob Ferguson reiterated Washington state’s support for marriage equality today as the US Supreme Court hears two landmark cases. Washington joined more than a dozen other states in two “friend-of-the-court briefs” in these cases in late February.
Feb 28 2013
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson this week joined two friend-of-the court briefs in support of marriage equality in two landmark cases soon to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jun 28 2012
OLYMPIA – Today the US Supreme Court upheld the 2010 Affordable Care Act. In a close decision, with multiple opinions, the Court ruled that the federal requirement to purchase health insurance—specifically a plan dictated by government regulators – does not violate the Constitution.
May 29 2012
King County Superior Court Judge Sharon Armstrong today issued a ruling in favor of the Attorney General’s Office in Mackey v. McKenna, a case brought by a group who urged the court to force Attorney General Rob McKenna to file amended briefings in the US Supreme Court six weeks after oral arguments and other briefs were filed in the case.