Apr 20 2023
Governor signs AG Ferguson, Sen. Pederson legislation that removes unconstitutional death penalty statute from state law
Gov. Jay Inslee today signed Senate Bill 5087 into law. The legislation, requested by Attorney General Bob Ferguson and sponsored by Sen. Jamie Pedersen, D-Seattle, repeals a number of unconstitutional state laws, including Washington’s invalid death penalty statute.
Apr 20 2023
Gov. Jay Inslee today signed a new law that establishes a Cold Case Unit in the Attorney General’s Office focused on solving cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and people.
Apr 17 2023
OLYMPIA — Today the Legislature passed a bill Attorney General Bob Ferguson partnered on with Rep. Vandana Slatter, D-Bellevue, to close the gap on health data privacy protections, provide Washingtonians more control of their health data and protect those who come from out of state to access reproductive and gender-affirming care.
Apr 14 2023
A bill to ensure that gun manufacturers and dealers — like other purveyors of dangerous goods — must take reasonable steps to prevent their products from getting into the hands of dangerous individuals passed the Legislature today, and now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signature.
Apr 13 2023
SPOKANE — Today Judge Thomas O. Rice of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington issued an order reiterating that his injunction protecting access to mifepristone in Washington and 17 other states remains in full force and effect notwithstanding recent orders by courts in Texas.
Apr 11 2023
AG Ferguson files lawsuit against Puppyland for misleading marketing of puppies, channeling consumers into predatory loans
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he filed a lawsuit against Puppyland and its owners for failing to honor advertised health guarantees and channeling customers into predatory loans with illegal terms restricting truthful reviews. The lawsuit asserts Puppyland misrepresented both the breeding standards of puppies it sold and the health guarantees they offered, while unfairly maneuvering buyers into signing predatory loans with interest rates approaching 200% without adequate time to understand the terms.
Apr 8 2023
Both chambers of the Washington State Legislature have now approved a historic ban on the sale of assault weapons in Washington state.
Apr 7 2023
Judge agrees with AG Ferguson, finds Federal Way gun retailer broke the law selling high-capacity magazines
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that a King County judge found Federal Way Discount Guns and its owner, Mohammed Reza Baghai, violated state law when they sold high-capacity magazines. Ferguson filed an enforcement action against Federal Way Discount Guns in December 2022 and the next month the court issued a preliminary injunction blocking the store from selling high-capacity magazines.
Apr 7 2023
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today that a federal judge in Spokane barred the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) from doing anything to reduce the availability of the medication abortion drug mifepristone in Washington, 16 other states and the District of Columbia. The states sued the FDA over access to the drug.
Apr 6 2023
OLYMPIA — Late yesterday, the Legislature passed a bill Attorney General Bob Ferguson partnered with Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place, to help combat illegal robocalls.