Feb 27 2020
SEATTLE — A federal judge today reversed and permanently blocked the Trump Administration’s unlawful decision to “reprogram” funding for more nearly $89 million in congressionally approved military construction funding meant for Naval Base Kitsap to help build a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico.
Feb 4 2020
Federal government opposes retired Washington judges weighing in on impact of courthouse arrests to support AG Ferguson’s lawsuit
Attorneys for the federal government are attempting to block a federal judge from considering a friend of the court brief written by more than a dozen retired Washington state judges and two former state Supreme Court justices. The judges’ brief supports Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s unlawful practice of seizing immigrants in and near Washington courthouses, even when those individuals are at the courthouse to serve as witnesses or to conduct ordinary business like renewing their car tabs.
Nov 20 2019
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced a lawsuit against non-profit organization Veterans Independent Enterprises of Washington (VIEW) and its operations manager, Rosemary Hibbler. Ferguson asserts Hibbler spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of the organization’s money for personal gain, including ATM withdrawals at casinos and her own personal bills. Meanwhile, VIEW failed to pay for repairs to veteran housing, wages to its veteran employees, and, at one point, laid off its entire staff and asked them to “volunteer” their labor.
Nov 12 2019
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement today after argument before the U.S. Supreme Court defending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
Nov 9 2019
OLYMPIA — To mark the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Office of Military and Veteran Legal Assistance (OMVLA) today announced a centralized calendar of upcoming free legal aid clinics across the state. These events, which are coordinated with community partners, provide qualifying military personnel and veterans with free assistance for a range of civil legal issues.
Nov 5 2019
A bipartisan group of more than 100 former members of Congress have filed a brief in support of Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s challenge of the Trump Administration’s border wall “emergency.”
Oct 25 2019
AG Ferguson: Drug maker pays millions over allegations it propped up price of opioid addiction treatment
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that opioid manufacturer and distributor Reckitt Benckiser Group will pay nearly $2.2 million to Washington state as the result of a Medicaid fraud investigation that alleged the pharmaceutical company improperly kept the price of opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone high by delaying generic versions, resulting in false or fraudulent claims to Washington’s Medicare program.
Oct 21 2019
On Friday, Oct. 25, the Attorney General’s Office will offer its third free legal clinic for Spokane-area military service members and veterans in need of legal help with basic will preparation, driver’s license restoration and select family law issues.
Oct 11 2019
SPOKANE — A federal judge in Eastern Washington today blocked Trump Administration from implementing its changes to the “public charge” rule nationwide while a lawsuit brought by Attorney General Bob Ferguson and a multistate coalition progresses.
Sep 27 2019
AG Ferguson: Federal judge blocks Administration’s attempt to remove protections for immigrant children
Attorney General Bob Ferguson issued the following statement today after a federal judge permanently blocked new Trump Administration rules that remove significant protections against the mistreatment of immigrant children and families apprehended at the U.S. border