Josh Kaul

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AG Kaul Announces Wisconsin, Four Other States, File Lawsuits Against Purdue Pharma
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AG Kaul Announces Wisconsin, Four Other States, File Lawsuits Against Purdue Pharma

Wisconsin’s lawsuit, filed in Dane County Circuit Court, seeks a permanent injunction, abatement of the public nuisance, and civil penalties.

AG Kaul Joins 44-State Coalition in Antitrust Lawsuit Against 20 Generic Drug Manufacturers for Conspiracy to Fix Prices and Allocate Markets for More Than 100 Different Generic Drugs
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AG Kaul Joins 44-State Coalition in Antitrust Lawsuit Against 20 Generic Drug Manufacturers for Conspiracy to Fix Prices and Allocate Markets for More Than 100 Different Generic Drugs

"The complaint in this case alleges wide-ranging anti-competitive conduct that resulted in inflated prices for prescription drugs."

Bipartisan Coalition of 38 AGs Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Allowing Marijuana-related Business to Access the Banking System
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Bipartisan Coalition of 38 AGs Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Allowing Marijuana-related Business to Access the Banking System

“Ensuring that businesses that are operating lawfully under state law have access to the banking system will improve public safety.”

Woodruff Man Pleads Guilty for Aiding in Murder of Lac du Flambeau Man
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Woodruff Man Pleads Guilty for Aiding in Murder of Lac du Flambeau Man

“DOJ and other agencies continue to seek justice in this important case.”

Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging WOTUS Rule
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Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging WOTUS Rule

“By withdrawing from this lawsuit, we’ve ended the State of Wisconsin’s involvement in an effort to weaken the protection of our water.”

DOJ Releases New Data on Crimes and Sex Offenses for 2018
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DOJ Releases New Data on Crimes and Sex Offenses for 2018

"Additional data on crime can help us better understand the public-safety issues our communities are facing."

AG Kaul Urges Congress to Fund Legal Services Corporation
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AG Kaul Urges Congress to Fund Legal Services Corporation

LSC distributes more than 90 percent of its funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 800 offices.

Cecil Man Pleads Guilty for Luring Investors to Company and Embezzling Funds
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Cecil Man Pleads Guilty for Luring Investors to Company and Embezzling Funds

"Embezzlement is a serious crime, and I’m glad that DOJ’s work on this case has resulted in a conviction."

Drug Take Back Day is April 27
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Drug Take Back Day is April 27

"Through proper disposal, we can prevent prescription drugs from being diverted—and help prevent addiction."

Wisconsin Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison, 7 Years Supervision for Meth Possession with Intent to Deliver
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Wisconsin Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison, 7 Years Supervision for Meth Possession with Intent to Deliver

"Thank you to the Lake Winnebago Area MEG, Outagamie County DA, AAG Hahn, and all those who are helping fight the distribution of drugs."

DOJ Reorganized to Create Division of Forensic Sciences
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DOJ Reorganized to Create Division of Forensic Sciences

Attorney General Kaul requested the Department of Administration approve the reorganization of DOJ to create the DFS.

Bipartisan Group of Legislators and AG Kaul Propose Legislation to Prevent Future Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits
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Bipartisan Group of Legislators and AG Kaul Propose Legislation to Prevent Future Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits

"The legislation we’re proposing today, which is supported by nurses, law enforcement, advocates for survivors, and a bipartisan group of legislators, sends a clear message: Wisconsin must never have another backlog of untested sexual assault kits."

Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging EPA Regulations on Hazardous Air Pollutants
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Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging EPA Regulations on Hazardous Air Pollutants

"Our Department of Justice should be working to protect our environment and our health, not challenging a rule that protects our clean air from hazardous pollutants like mercury."

AG Kaul Announces Progress in Effort to End Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits
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AG Kaul Announces Progress in Effort to End Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits

“The Department of Justice is committed to ensuring that all SAKI cases with DNA matches are fully investigated.”

Attorney General Kaul Files Motion to Block President Trump from Diverting Funds and Resources for Construction of a Border Wall
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Attorney General Kaul Files Motion to Block President Trump from Diverting Funds and Resources for Construction of a Border Wall

"Funds that would typically go to Wisconsin shouldn’t be diverted because the President has chosen to disregard the separation of powers."

Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging Prohibition of Discrimination under Affordable Care Act
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Federal Court Grants Wisconsin’s Withdrawal from Case Challenging Prohibition of Discrimination under Affordable Care Act

"The State of Wisconsin should not have been involved in this lawsuit, and I am glad to be able to announce that we no longer are."

AG Kaul Issues Victim Restitution for 447 Wisconsin Consumers
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AG Kaul Issues Victim Restitution for 447 Wisconsin Consumers

"One of DOJ’s important functions is enforcing our consumer-protection laws."

Bipartisan Coalition of AGs Express Concern Regarding HHS Pain Management Draft Report
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Bipartisan Coalition of AGs Express Concern Regarding HHS Pain Management Draft Report

"We should continue working to reduce opioid prescriptions, not take a step back from that effort."

AG Kaul Advocates for Crime Labs; Invites Legislators to Tour
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AG Kaul Advocates for Crime Labs; Invites Legislators to Tour

"Failing to adequately fund the crime labs can result in backlogs and delay justice."

AG Kaul Releases Data on Drug Cases Submitted to State Crime Lab
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AG Kaul Releases Data on Drug Cases Submitted to State Crime Lab

"This data can be a resource for those who are working to address substance abuse in Wisconsin."

AG Kaul Files Motions to Withdraw Wisconsin from Challenge to the Affordable Care Act
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AG Kaul Files Motions to Withdraw Wisconsin from Challenge to the Affordable Care Act

"Today, we are seeking to end the State of Wisconsin’s involvement in the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act."

AG Kaul Opposes CFPB Effort to Delay Protections from Payday Lenders
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AG Kaul Opposes CFPB Effort to Delay Protections from Payday Lenders

"We should have strong protections in place for borrowers."

AG Kaul Ends Use of “Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Acknowledgement” Form at DOJ
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AG Kaul Ends Use of “Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Acknowledgement” Form at DOJ

"With today’s announcement, we are re-affirming the importance of transparency in government."

Josh Kaul Reacts to Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Concession
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Josh Kaul Reacts to Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Concession

Kaul thanks Schimel for his service

DNA Testing Delay in Double Homicide Case “Completely Unacceptable,” According to Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
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DNA Testing Delay in Double Homicide Case “Completely Unacceptable,” According to Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

Former federal prosecutor and candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said, “Brad Schimel has mismanaged the state crime labs.

Those Who Know The Office Best Support Josh Kaul: 61 Former Assistant Attorneys General Endorse Josh Kaul for Attorney General
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Those Who Know The Office Best Support Josh Kaul: 61 Former Assistant Attorneys General Endorse Josh Kaul for Attorney General

“It means a great deal to have the support of people who have advocated for the interests of Wisconsinites.”

Kaul Calls on Schimel to Use Portion of School Safety Grant Funds for School Mental Health Programs
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Kaul Calls on Schimel to Use Portion of School Safety Grant Funds for School Mental Health Programs

"We must do more to make sure that kids come home from school each day excited about what they learned, not scared."

Testing still not complete on over half of backlogged rape kits that need to be tested
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Testing still not complete on over half of backlogged rape kits that need to be tested

Schimel's failure to prioritize testing has delayed justice for survivors, while dangerous criminals remain on the streets

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Endorses Josh Kaul for Wisconsin Attorney General
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Endorses Josh Kaul for Wisconsin Attorney General

Kaul thanked Senator Baldwin for her support.

Kaul Calls out Schimel for Failing to Prioritize Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Years Ago
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Kaul Calls out Schimel for Failing to Prioritize Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Years Ago

Schimel Claims to Have Hit the Ground Running; Only Nine Backlogged Kits Tested in His First Two Years in Office

Josh Kaul calls for common-sense gun-safety measures
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Josh Kaul calls for common-sense gun-safety measures

AG Brad Schimel’s solution for school safety is arming teachers

Kaul calls Schimel’s expanded investigation into now-defunct GAB unjustified
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Kaul calls Schimel’s expanded investigation into now-defunct GAB unjustified

Kaul says investigation is "yet another waste of our tax dollars by our current AG"

Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm Endorses Former Federal Prosecutor Josh Kaul’s Candidacy for Attorney General
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Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm Endorses Former Federal Prosecutor Josh Kaul’s Candidacy for Attorney General

“Josh has the experience and the values we need in our Attorney General,” John Chisholm said.

Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul raises over $170,000
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Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul raises over $170,000

Announces endorsements from Pocan, Moore, and others from across Wisconsin