Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

Oct 26 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit agreed with a lower court ruling and dismissed a challenge against Washington’s voter-approved Initiative 594, which expanded the state’s firearm background check requirements.
Oct 13 2017
VANCOUVER — Prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Sexually Violent Predator Unit (SVP) are in Clark County Superior Court this week, working to prevent the release of a convicted sex offender. The trial is expected to continue two and a half weeks.
Oct 13 2017
Attorney General Bob Ferguson today joined a multistate coalition in filing a lawsuit seeking to force the Trump Administration to continue a key Affordable Care Act funding provision after the President announced on Thursday he would stop the payments.
Oct 12 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today announced he has asked a federal judge to block President Donald Trump’s latest version of his travel ban. This version would create an indefinite ban on travel by millions of people, including many with close ties to Washington.
Oct 11 2017
OLYMPIA — Today Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson released his second annual Data Breach Report. His report finds that between July of 2016 and July of this year, data breaches affected nearly 3 million Washingtonians — more than six times the number impacted in the previous 12 months period.
Oct 9 2017
RICHLAND — Attorney General Bob Ferguson is today speaking to the Richland Riverside Rotary, the 100th Rotary he has visited since taking office.
Oct 9 2017
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the Trump Administration’s new rules undermining women’s access to contraception.
Oct 4 2017
OLYMPIA — The Attorney General’s Office won a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to inventory, test and help investigate the state’s backlog of sexual assault kits, which provide DNA evidence for sexual assault investigations.
Sep 28 2017
SEATTLE — Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a lawsuit accusing OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma of fueling the opioid epidemic in Washington state, embarking on a massive deceptive marketing campaign and convincing doctors and the public that their drugs are effective for treating chronic pain and have a low risk of addiction, contrary to overwhelming evidence. This deceptive marketing resulted in the deaths of Washingtonians and devastation to Washington families.
Sep 26 2017
OLYMPIA — Attorneys with the Wing Luke Civil Rights Unit are in federal court in New York today for the first hearing on Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s case seeking to halt President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.