Josh Kaul

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AG Kaul Supports Legislation to Provide Benefits to Survivors of Fallen Officers
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AG Kaul Supports Legislation to Provide Benefits to Survivors of Fallen Officers

"Thank you to the members of the legislature who are working to advance this legislation."

Attorney General Kaul Joins 49 Attorneys General in Google Multistate Bipartisan Antitrust Investigation
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Attorney General Kaul Joins 49 Attorneys General in Google Multistate Bipartisan Antitrust Investigation

“We must ensure that competition over technological innovation and privacy protections isn’t stifled.”

Guilty Verdicts in Two Violent Firearms Cases in Milwaukee County
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Guilty Verdicts in Two Violent Firearms Cases in Milwaukee County

“Vigorously prosecuting violent offenders like the defendants in these cases makes communities safer.”

First Conviction Issued After Testing of Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits
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First Conviction Issued After Testing of Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits

Leroy Whittenberger is a serial sexual offender and has three prior sexual assault convictions from Lincoln and Marathon counties.

AG Kaul Joins 51 Attorneys General and 12 Companies in Fight Against Illegal Robocalls
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AG Kaul Joins 51 Attorneys General and 12 Companies in Fight Against Illegal Robocalls

“The volume of robocalls that people receive needs to be reduced dramatically.”

Polk County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison, 5 Years of Extended Supervision for Methamphetamine Possession with Intent to Deliver
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Polk County Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison, 5 Years of Extended Supervision for Methamphetamine Possession with Intent to Deliver

The conviction was obtained with assistance from the St. Croix Falls Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Sawyer County Man Receives Maximum Sentence for Threatening Local Criminal Justice Officials and Family
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Sawyer County Man Receives Maximum Sentence for Threatening Local Criminal Justice Officials and Family

“This case sends a clear message that people who threaten the safety of others face severe consequences.”

Attorney General Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against Trump’s Dirty Power Rule
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Attorney General Kaul Joins Lawsuit Against Trump’s Dirty Power Rule

"Climate change is not only real; it’s a crisis."

Attorney General Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition of 43 Attorneys General Urging Video Streaming Industry to Protect Young Viewers from Tobacco
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Attorney General Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition of 43 Attorneys General Urging Video Streaming Industry to Protect Young Viewers from Tobacco

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes rose from 2.1 million in 2017 to 3.6 million in 2018.

AG Kaul Launches Abuse in Later Life Program
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AG Kaul Launches Abuse in Later Life Program

“This program aims to improve coordination and to enhance the ability of communities to prevent and to respond to elder abuse.”

AG Kaul Announces New Data from the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
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AG Kaul Announces New Data from the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative

As of July 31, 2019, 1,016 kits with foreign DNA identified have been added to a national database of DNA profiles, out of 4,471 tested sexual assault kits.

AGs Argue that Federal Legislation is Urgently Needed to Fight Widespread “PFAS” Contamination
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AGs Argue that Federal Legislation is Urgently Needed to Fight Widespread “PFAS” Contamination

"Drinking water contamination can result in serious public health problems."

50 Attorneys General Secure $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Agreement in History
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50 Attorneys General Secure $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Agreement in History

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the largest consumer reporting agencies in the world, announced a data breach affecting more than 147 million consumers— nearly half of the U.S. population.

AG Kaul Announces Transparency Reforms to Opinion Process
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AG Kaul Announces Transparency Reforms to Opinion Process

“With the changes announced today, we are making the AG opinion process transparent and open to input from the public.”

Ag Kaul Urges Federal Government to Ensure Equal Access to Shelters
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Ag Kaul Urges Federal Government to Ensure Equal Access to Shelters

In addition to allowing discrimination, the coalition said the rule change will also make shelter access nationwide inconsistent.

Statement of Attorney General Kaul on Death of Two Police Officers
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Statement of Attorney General Kaul on Death of Two Police Officers

"The loss of two police officers—two people who worked to keep communities safe—is a tragedy."

AG Kaul Gets More than $5.5 Million in Debt Relief for Former ITT Tech Students in Wisconsin
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AG Kaul Gets More than $5.5 Million in Debt Relief for Former ITT Tech Students in Wisconsin

Students with questions about their rights under the agreement will receive information in the notices that are sent.

AG Kaul Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Administration to Stop Health Care Discrimination
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AG Kaul Seeks Preliminary Injunction Against Trump Administration to Stop Health Care Discrimination

This motion is part of an ongoing lawsuit that the coalition of 23 cities and states filed against HHS in May 2019.

Jury Convicts New Richmond Man for Killing Son
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Jury Convicts New Richmond Man for Killing Son

The evidence presented at trial established that on April 14, 2018, Kayle Fleischauer killed Chase Fleischauer.

AG Kaul Joins Amicus Brief Opposing the Federal Government’s Request for Emergency Stay of Preliminary Injunction in Sierra Club v. Trump
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AG Kaul Joins Amicus Brief Opposing the Federal Government’s Request for Emergency Stay of Preliminary Injunction in Sierra Club v. Trump

Wisconsin is part of a coalition of 20 states in a related lawsuit and has a direct interest in seeing the preliminary injunction maintained.

AG Kaul & Coalition Advise FTC on Consumer Protection on Digital Platforms
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AG Kaul & Coalition Advise FTC on Consumer Protection on Digital Platforms

"Federal and state authorities must work together to protect competition while ensuring that consumer data and privacy are not left by the wayside."

Wisconsin Joins Multi-State Coalition to Block T-Mobile and Sprint Megamerger
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Wisconsin Joins Multi-State Coalition to Block T-Mobile and Sprint Megamerger

States allege merger is anticompetitive and will drive-up prices for consumers throughout the country

Hayward Man Charged with Ten Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
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Hayward Man Charged with Ten Counts of Possession of Child Pornography

This investigation is led by the ICAC Task Force at DOJ and the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office.

Attorney General Kaul Reacts to Joint Finance Committee Vote on Wisconsin Department of Justice Budget
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Attorney General Kaul Reacts to Joint Finance Committee Vote on Wisconsin Department of Justice Budget

"...I look forward to working together with members of the Legislature and with Governor Evers as the budget process moves forward."

AG Kaul Statement Following Sentencing Hearing in Barron County
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AG Kaul Statement Following Sentencing Hearing in Barron County

"The defendant in this case received the appropriate sentence: life imprisonment."

Jury Convicts Two Ashland County Men of First-Degree Intentional Homicide
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Jury Convicts Two Ashland County Men of First-Degree Intentional Homicide

Sentencing has not been scheduled.

AG Kaul and 50 AGs Call on Trump Administration to Discharge Student Loans for Disabled Veterans
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AG Kaul and 50 AGs Call on Trump Administration to Discharge Student Loans for Disabled Veterans

"Discharging the student loans of veterans who are permanently disabled is the right thing to do—and it’s what the law requires."

Kaukauna Man Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Sentence for Role in Four Heroin and Fentanyl Overdoses
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Kaukauna Man Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Sentence for Role in Four Heroin and Fentanyl Overdoses

"As this case shows, the Wisconsin criminal justice system will not go easy on drug dealers preying on those struggling with addiction."

Attorney General Kaul Joins Coalition of 23 Cities And States Suing Trump Administration To Stop Rule Allowing Discrimination in Providing Health Care
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Attorney General Kaul Joins Coalition of 23 Cities And States Suing Trump Administration To Stop Rule Allowing Discrimination in Providing Health Care

"The federal government shouldn’t be making it more difficult for patients to get needed health-care services."

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