Twenty-One States Fight for Gun Rights

April 14, 2016 West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey this week led 21 states in their continued fight against a Maryland weapons ban, which prohibits sale, transfer and possession of certain firearms and magazines. The coalition, which won a crucial victory regarding the case in February, filed its supplemental friend of the court brief Monday in advance of the case … Read More

Ten Attorneys General File Amicus Brief against Persuader Advice Exemption Rule

April 13, 2016 Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge led a group of 10 attorneys general today in filing an amicus brief in Arkansas federal district court urging the court to grant the plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Persuader Advice Exemption Rule, which forces disclosure of confidential communications between small businesses and their outside … Read More

Eight Attorneys General Send Letter to EPA Opposing Racing Car Rule Expansion

April 1, 2016 Dear Administrator McCarthy, As the chief legal officers of our states, we write to express our concerns about a conflict with the federal Clean Air Act found within the provisions of the 629-page rule referenced above, which states: “Certified motor vehicles and motor vehicle engines and their emission control devices must remain in their certified configuration even … Read More

Colorado AG Cynthia H. Coffman Supports Law Enforcement by Providing Lifesaving Emergency Trauma Kits to Agencies throughout Colorado

March 24, 2016 DENVER – Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman is announcing today the distribution of more than two thousand individually packaged trauma kits to Colorado law enforcement throughout our state. The Individual Trauma Aid Kits (ITAK) will enable law enforcement to help save their own lives if seriously injured or the life of another until lifesaving treatment can … Read More

Wisconsin Joins Twenty-Three Other States in Filing Amicus Brief in US Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc.

March 4, 2016 Yesterday, Attorney General Brad Schimel joined twenty-three states in filing an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc. This case challenges the federal government’s attempt to regulate a wetland in northwestern Minnesota and is very important to the issue of continued federal encroachment … Read More

West Virginia AG Morrisey Continues to Lead Fight Against EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Last Updated February 8, 2016 The Office of the West Virginia Attorney General continues to lead the fight against EPA’s rules regulating carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing coal-fired power plants.  As these rulemakings have made clear, EPA is attempting to shut down existing coal-fired power plants and to stop new plants from being built.  These rules will cause … Read More

Alabama AG Luther Strange Leads 13-State Effort Opposing Obama Administration Proposed Labor Rule Targeting Small Business

February 5, 2016 (MONTGOMERY) – Attorney General Luther Strange announced Alabama is spearheading a coalition of 13 states opposing the Obama administration’s proposed Persuader Advice Exemption Rule that could force small businesses to disclose communications with outside counsel in labor relations matters. In a letter to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Attorney General Strange and 12 other Attorneys … Read More

RLDF Congressional Leadership Series – First Amendment Landscape and Issues

The first Congressional Leadership Series took place on February 2nd, 2016 in Washington, DC. This was the first quarterly panel for 2016 and focused on current issues and the state and federal landscape of First Amendment including non-profit donor disclosure initiatives, restrictions on commercial/corporate speech, targeting of political groups, and others. Panelists included: US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Attorney … Read More

Texas Sues Obama Administration Over Unrealistic EPA Ozone Rule

Monday, December 28, 2015 – Austin, Texas Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its new ozone standards rule. The EPA has lowered the ozone standard placed on states to a level that is inappropriate and unrealistic and is based on flawed science. The changes to the National Ambient Air Quality … Read More