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Wisconsin DOJ Joins Supreme Court Brief in Support of Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Law
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Wisconsin DOJ Joins Supreme Court Brief in Support of Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Law

Case Involves Colorado Wedding Website Designer’s Intent to Refuse to Create Wedding Websites for LGBTQ+ Couples; States Defend Constitutionality of Public Accommodations Law

Wisconsin DOJ Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Reject Challenge to Key Law Protecting Rights of Native American Children, Families, and Tribes
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Wisconsin DOJ Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Reject Challenge to Key Law Protecting Rights of Native American Children, Families, and Tribes

Joins bipartisan coalition in effort to prevent unwarranted displacement of Native American children from their tribal communities

Wisconsin DOJ Celebrates Department of Education Decision to Grant Group Discharge of $3.9 Billion for 208,000 Borrowers Defrauded by ITT Technical Institute
AG Kaul Announces Formation of a Nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force
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AG Kaul Announces Formation of a Nationwide Anti-Robocall Litigation Task Force

Attorneys General form a national, bipartisan Task Force to combat robocalling

Wisconsin DOJ Announces Agreement with Former Opioid Maker Allergan
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Wisconsin DOJ Announces Agreement with Former Opioid Maker Allergan

Company agrees to pay up to $2.37 billion to settle opioid claims

Opioids Maker Teva Agrees to $4.25 Billion Settlement
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Opioids Maker Teva Agrees to $4.25 Billion Settlement

Preliminary agreement would provide cash, naloxone to address opioids crisis

DOJ Joins Coalition Urging Supreme Court Not to Weaken Voting Rights Act Protections in Alabama Redistricting Case
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DOJ Joins Coalition Urging Supreme Court Not to Weaken Voting Rights Act Protections in Alabama Redistricting Case

21 Attorneys General Argue that Alabama’s Congressional Maps Unlawfully Dilute Minority Voting Power and Should Be Redrawn

DOJ Joins Coalition of 20 States Backing Important New Federal Rule to Regulate Ghost Guns and Make Communities Safer
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DOJ Joins Coalition of 20 States Backing Important New Federal Rule to Regulate Ghost Guns and Make Communities Safer

Amicus Brief Continues Efforts to Support Commonsense Gun Regulations and Improve Public Safety

DOJ Launches $2 Million Critical Incident Mapping Data Grant Program
DOJ Announces $65,000 Settlement with Emerald Sky Dairy to Resolve Violations of Wisconsin’s Wastewater Laws
AG Kaul Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision in Kaul v. Prehn
Jury Finds Waterford Man Guilty in Civil Storm Water Case
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Jury Finds Waterford Man Guilty in Civil Storm Water Case

June 20, 2022

DOJ Announces Mallinckrodt to Pay $230 Million Agreement in Underpayment of Medicaid Drug Rebates Lawsuit
Office of School Safety Launches Critical Incident Response Team Program
UPDATE: Critical Incident Investigation in Mauston, Wis.
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UPDATE: Critical Incident Investigation in Mauston, Wis.

June 7, 2022

UPDATE: Critical Incident Investigation in Mauston, Wis.
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UPDATE: Critical Incident Investigation in Mauston, Wis.

June 4, 2022

Critical Incident Investigation in Mauston, Wis.
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Critical Incident Investigation in Mauston, Wis.

June 3, 2022

Wisconsin DOJ Announces $36 Million in Loan Discharge for more than 3,000 Wisconsinites who Attended Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
AG Kaul Announces Launch of Statewide Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System for Victims
AG Kaul Announces $19.2 Million Agreement with Ford Motor Company for False Advertising of Fuel-Efficiency, Payload Capacity
Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigation in Racine, Wis.
Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative Child Sexual Assault Case Charged in Douglas County
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Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative Child Sexual Assault Case Charged in Douglas County

Anyone with information on clergy or faith leader abuse is encouraged to report it at SupportSurvivors.widoj.gov or by calling 1-877-222-2620

AG Kaul Announces Distribution of 975,000 Child ID Kits Across Wisconsin
AG Kaul Announces Appointment of Division of Law Enforcement Services Administrator Steven Wagner
AG Kaul Announces New Use of Force and Arrest-Related Death Data Dashboard
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AG Kaul Announces New Use of Force and Arrest-Related Death Data Dashboard

96% of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Agencies Reporting, Covering 99.9% of Wisconsin’s Population

WI DOJ Secures $2,370,000 for Wisconsin Consumers Deceived by Turbo Tax
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WI DOJ Secures $2,370,000 for Wisconsin Consumers Deceived by Turbo Tax

Wisconsin Joins All 50 States in Agreement with TurboTax Owner Intuit for Deceiving Low-Income Americans into Paying for Free Tax Services

AG Kaul Supports Benefits for Public Safety Officers, Family Affected by Work-Related PTSD
AG Kaul Releases Update in Advance of One-Year Anniversary of Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse Initiative
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AG Kaul Releases Update in Advance of One-Year Anniversary of Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse Initiative

Over 200 completed reports of over 150 abusers, 51 reporting for the first time

AG Kaul Releases 2021 Annual Crime Lab Report
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AG Kaul Releases 2021 Annual Crime Lab Report

Despite impacts of COVID-19, crime labs well positioned for the future

AG Kaul Applauds EPA for Plan to Reaffirm Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
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AG Kaul Applauds EPA for Plan to Reaffirm Mercury and Air Toxics Standards

Comments Support EPA’s Plan to Reverse the Trump Administration’s Illegal Finding Against Regulating Toxic Air Pollution from Power Plants

AG Kaul, DATCP Announce Enforcement Action Against Extended Vehicle Warranty Telemarketer
Following DA Decision Not to Charge, DOJ Releases Files from Investigation into MHD Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
DOJ Prosecutors Making Significant Impact on Drug Cases in Wisconsin
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DOJ Prosecutors Making Significant Impact on Drug Cases in Wisconsin

AG Kaul Releases Drug Prosecutor Report, Calls for Extension of HOPE Policy Positions

AG Kaul Calls on EPA to Strengthen Protections Against Childhood Lead Poisoning
AG Kaul Files Lawsuit Against Johnson Controls, Inc. and Tyco Fire Products for PFAS Violations
AG Kaul announces environmental judgment requiring Wisconsin Veneer and Plywood, Inc. pay a $75,000 penalty
AG Kaul Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Redistricting Decision
Jury Finds Fond du Lac Man Guilty in Homicide Case
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Jury Finds Fond du Lac Man Guilty in Homicide Case

March 2, 2022

AG Kaul and DATCP Alert Consumers Impacted by Massive 2021 T-Mobile Data Breach to Protect Their Personal Information
AG Kaul Urges Federal Trade Commission to Create Robust Rule Outlawing Impersonation Scams
AG Kaul Issues Statement on Assembly Joint Resolution 107
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AG Kaul Issues Statement on Assembly Joint Resolution 107

February 15, 2022

AG Kaul announces environmental judgment requiring Gage Marine Corporation pay a $25,000 penalty
AG Kaul Celebrates ICAC Accomplishments on Safer Internet Day
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AG Kaul Celebrates ICAC Accomplishments on Safer Internet Day

February 8, 2022

AG Kaul Announces $2 Million Agreement with Hayat Pharmacy
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AG Kaul Announces $2 Million Agreement with Hayat Pharmacy

February 4, 2022

Wood County Man Charged with Child Sexual Assault in Connection to Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative
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Wood County Man Charged with Child Sexual Assault in Connection to Clergy and Faith Leader Initiative

Survivors are still encouraged to report abuse at SupportSurvivors.widoj.gov or by calling 1-877-222-2620

AG Kaul, DFI Partner with CFTC and 26 State Securities Regulators to Stop $68 Million Precious Metals Scheme that Targeted the Elderly
Illinois Man Sentenced for Distributing Drugs in Wisconsin that Linked to Fatal Overdoses
AG Kaul Urges FDA to Preserve State Regulation of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids
AG Kaul Announces $1.85 Billion Settlement with Student Loan Servicer Navient
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AG Kaul Announces $1.85 Billion Settlement with Student Loan Servicer Navient

Settlement includes $1.7 billion in debt cancellation and $95 million in restitution; Wisconsin borrowers will receive over $23.8 million in relief

AG Kaul Works to Stop International Scam Calls
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AG Kaul Works to Stop International Scam Calls

 

AG Kaul Shares Signs of Human Trafficking During Human Trafficking Prevention Month
AG Kaul Issues Statement on One-Year Anniversary of U.S. Capitol Insurrection
Three Sentenced in Wood County Meth Conspiracy Case
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Three Sentenced in Wood County Meth Conspiracy Case

January 4, 2022

AG Kaul Announces Judgment Including $90,000 Penalty for Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations
AG Kaul and Wisconsin Emergency Management Announce Wireless Emergency Alerts for Certain Silver Alert Cases
AG Kaul Joins Amicus Brief in Support of Dreamers, Pushes Back on Texas Lawsuit Attacking DACA
AG Kaul Reminds Wisconsinites of Speak Up, Speak Out School Safety Tool
AG Kaul Announces Appointment of Tina Virgil to be Division of Criminal Investigation Administrator
Former Rock County Deputy Sheriff Arrested for Child Sexual Assault
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Former Rock County Deputy Sheriff Arrested for Child Sexual Assault

December 15, 2021

AG Kaul Announces Judgment Requiring $90,000 Penalty for Alleged Excess Emissions and Other Air Pollution Violations
Vilas County Woman Sentenced for Stealing $400,000 from Elderly Victim
AG Kaul Celebrates Sexual Assault Kit Reform Legislation Becoming Law
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AG Kaul Celebrates Sexual Assault Kit Reform Legislation Becoming Law

New law to help prevent a future backlog of sexual assault kits in Wisconsin

AG Kaul Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Efforts to Preserve and Fortify DACA
AG Kaul Joins Coalition in Support of Federal Efforts to Restore Endangered Species Act Protections for Habitat
AG Kaul Calls on U.S. Senate to Pass Legislation to Protect the Public from Toxic ‘Forever’ Chemicals
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AG Kaul Calls on U.S. Senate to Pass Legislation to Protect the Public from Toxic ‘Forever’ Chemicals

Coalition Urges Senate Leadership to Strengthen Public Health Protections from PFAS in the National Defense Authorization Act

AG Kaul Issues Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Redistricting Decision
Attorney General Kaul Statement on the Verdict in Wisconsin v. Rittenhouse
AG Kaul Joins Nationwide Investigation into Instagram’s Impact on Young People
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AG Kaul Joins Nationwide Investigation into Instagram’s Impact on Young People

Attorneys General Concerned for Safety and Well-Being of Children; Examining Potential Violations of Consumer Protection Laws

Milwaukee Man Charged with Sexual Assault After Backlogged Kit is Tested
AG Kaul Urges Swift Senate Action Against Toxic “Forever” Chemicals
AG Kaul Urges Efforts to Stop Robocallers from Misusing Legitimate Phone Numbers
AG Kaul Urges Congress to Reform Military Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors
AG Kaul Announces $115 Million Safer Wisconsin Legislative Package
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AG Kaul Announces $115 Million Safer Wisconsin Legislative Package

If Enacted, Safer Wisconsin Will Fight Crime and Invest in Safer Communities

AG Kaul Joins Effort in U.S. Supreme Court to Stop Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Ban
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AG Kaul Joins Effort in U.S. Supreme Court to Stop Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Ban

Multistate Amicus Brief Urges the Court to Allow Challenges to Abortion Ban to Go Forward

AG Kaul Issues Update on Statewide Inquiry into Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse
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AG Kaul Issues Update on Statewide Inquiry into Clergy and Faith Leader Abuse

Survivors are still encouraged to report abuse at SupportSurvivors.widoj.gov or by calling 1-877-222-2620

AG Kaul announces $55,000 environmental judgment for pollution runoff event and other violations of water pollution laws
AG Kaul Joins Coalition Urging FDA to Accelerate Actions to Protect Children From Toxic Metals in Baby Food
Dane County Man Charged with Sexual Assault in Connection with Backlogged Kit
AG Kaul, Gov Evers Recognize School Safety Week, Encourage Use of Speak Up, Speak Out
AG Kaul urges U.S. Supreme Court to halt unconstitutional Texas abortion ban
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AG Kaul urges U.S. Supreme Court to halt unconstitutional Texas abortion ban

Joins Multistate Amicus Brief Asking the Court to Vacate Fifth Circuit’s Stay of a District Court Order Blocking Enforcement of S.B. 8

Drug Take Back Day is October 23
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Drug Take Back Day is October 23

October 18, 2021

Attorney General Kaul Statement on Election “Investigation” by Former Supreme Court Justice Gableman
AG Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Defense of Indian Child Welfare Act Protections Before the U.S. Supreme Court
Jury Finds Milwaukee Man Guilty of Road Rage Shooting on I-94/43
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Jury Finds Milwaukee Man Guilty of Road Rage Shooting on I-94/43

October 8, 2021

AG Kaul Warns Citizens of Dangerous Vigilante Activity
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AG Kaul Warns Citizens of Dangerous Vigilante Activity

October 6, 2021

AG Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Support of Congressional Hearings Addressing Youth Social Media Use
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AG Kaul Joins Bipartisan Coalition in Support of Congressional Hearings Addressing Youth Social Media Use

Coalition Sends Joint Letter to U.S. Senate Committee Sharing Concerns about Social Media Platforms Exploiting Young People for Profit

Verona Man Charged with Alleged Sexual Assault After Backlogged Kit is Tested
AG Kaul Announces $86,000 Agreement with Jon-De Capital, Inc. for Violations of Wisconsin’s Wastewater Laws
AG Kaul Joins Coalition Defending States’ Authority to Set Policy on Concealed Carry
Jury Finds Milwaukee Man Guilty of Four Counts of Armed Robbery
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Jury Finds Milwaukee Man Guilty of Four Counts of Armed Robbery

September 21, 2021

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Pushing Back Against Mississippi’s Effort to Overturn Aspects of Roe v. Wade
AG Kaul Leads Coalition in Support of EPA’s proposal to include PFAS as a class in the Contaminant Candidate List 5
AG Kaul Joins Coalition in Support of DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Texas Abortion Ban
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AG Kaul Joins Coalition in Support of DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Texas Abortion Ban

Amicus Brief Filed in Federal District Court Rejects Texas Law Banning Abortions After Six Weeks

AG Kaul Joins Coalition Calling On Congress to Prioritize Funding for Programs to Address the Climate Crisis, Environmental Injustice
AG Kaul Warns Wisconsinites of Increase in Ransomware Threats
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AG Kaul Warns Wisconsinites of Increase in Ransomware Threats

September 13, 2021

New Berlin Critical Incident Records – June 22, 2021
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New Berlin Critical Incident Records – June 22, 2021

March 19, 2021

State of Wisconsin to Receive $14 Million After Arbitration Panel Rules in Favor of State in Dispute with Cigarette Manufacturers
AG Kaul, Gov Evers Announce Outside Counsel for Potential PFAS Claims
AG Kaul Announces Sixth Conviction and Sentencing as a Result of the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
AG Kaul to U.S. Attorney General Garland: Firearm Regulations Must Include Ghost Guns
AG Kaul Announces Conclusion of Review of Sexual Assault Cases Previously Investigated by the Wisconsin National Guard
AG Kaul Announces Over $650,000 Settlement with SEMCO, Inc.
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AG Kaul Announces Over $650,000 Settlement with SEMCO, Inc.

August 19, 2021

AG Kaul Announces Plan to Join $26 Billion Proposed Opioid Settlements
AG Kaul Announces Lawsuit to Remove Frederick Prehn from Wisconsin Natural Resources Board
AG Kaul Calls for Faster Implementation of Anti-Robocall Technology
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AG Kaul Calls for Faster Implementation of Anti-Robocall Technology

Urges the FCC to Accelerate Deadline for STIR/SHAKEN Adoption

DOJ Provides $92 Million to Wisconsin Schools for Safety Improvements
AG Kaul and Other Swing State AGs Lead 22 AGs Urging Congress to Pass Legislation to Safeguard Democracy
AG Kaul Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Permanently Extend Expanded Child Tax
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AG Kaul Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Permanently Extend Expanded Child Tax

AGs Across Country Say this Proven, Systemic Solution to Lift Millions of Children Out of Poverty Should be a Priority in Reconciliation Bill

AG Kaul Joins Coalition of Attorneys General Supporting Equitable Student Discipline in Schools
Racine County Critical Incident Investigation
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Racine County Critical Incident Investigation

 

AG Kaul Takes Action on Open Housing Cases
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AG Kaul Takes Action on Open Housing Cases

 

AG Kaul Calls on Federal Regulators to Act on Child Car Seat Safety
AG Kaul Announces Proposed Resolution with Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family for Their Role in the Opioid Crisis
State Crime Laboratories Recognized as OSAC Standard Implementing System to Continue Providing Advanced, Objective Scientific Analysis
Former Arlington Man Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder of Wife in 1988
AG Kaul Announces Judgment Requiring $95,000 Penalty for Alleged Illegal Release of Mercury Waste
AG Kaul & 25 AGs Calling For Passage Of The Federal Equality Act
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AG Kaul & 25 AGs Calling For Passage Of The Federal Equality Act

AGs Urge Senate to Pass Measure Prohibiting Discrimination Against LGBTQ Americans.

UPDATE: Fort Atkinson Death Investigation
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UPDATE: Fort Atkinson Death Investigation

 

States Argue in Supreme Court Brief Supporting CDC Eviction Ban to Protect Public Health During Pandemic
Charges Filed in Kenosha County for Serial Sex Assaults Uncovered by Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits
Wisconsin, FTC, 5 Other States & Counties Sue Frontier Communications for Misrepresenting Internet Speeds
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Wisconsin, FTC, 5 Other States & Counties Sue Frontier Communications for Misrepresenting Internet Speeds

Company failed to deliver promised DSL Internet speeds

DOJ Releases New Data on Crimes and Sex Offenses for 2020
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DOJ Releases New Data on Crimes and Sex Offenses for 2020

May 19, 2021

Internet Crimes Against Children Investigation Leads to Tomah Man’s Guilty Verdict for Producing and Possessing Child Pornography
Office of Open Government Advisory: Marsy’s Law and Public Records
UPDATE: Officer Involved Critical Incident at the Radisson Hotel in the Village of Ashwaubenon
Officer Involved Critical Incident at the Radisson Hotel in the Town of Oneida
AG Kaul Criticizes Proposal That Would Allow Predatory Lenders to Take Advantage of Wisconsin’s Most Vulnerable Communities
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AG Kaul Criticizes Proposal That Would Allow Predatory Lenders to Take Advantage of Wisconsin’s Most Vulnerable Communities

“We need to strengthen our protections against predatory lending,” said Attorney General Kaul.

AG Schimel and Texas AG File 20-State Injunction Against Obamacare
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AG Schimel and Texas AG File 20-State Injunction Against Obamacare

In February, the same 20-state coalition filed a lawsuit that argues the ACA, as recently amended, forces an unconstitutional and irrational regime onto the states and their citizens.

AG Schimel Backs Academic Freedom in Friend of the Court Brief
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AG Schimel Backs Academic Freedom in Friend of the Court Brief

Wisconsin’s brief supports Professor John McAdams’ First Amendment claims in the case.

AG Schimel and Coalition of AGs Reach Settlement with Pharmaceutical Company Over Attempt to Block Generics
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AG Schimel and Coalition of AGs Reach Settlement with Pharmaceutical Company Over Attempt to Block Generics

“When a company tries to rig the system to its advantage, consumers suffer the consequences, which can lead to fewer treatment options,” Attorney General Schimel said.

AG Schimel Announces Record-Breaking Accomplishments & Reforms for Open Government in 2017
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AG Schimel Announces Record-Breaking Accomplishments & Reforms for Open Government in 2017

In 2017, the agency broke all previous records by responding to nearly 700 public records requests.

AG Schimel Appoints Experienced, Award-Winning Prosecutor to Lead Office of Crime Victim Services
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AG Schimel Appoints Experienced, Award-Winning Prosecutor to Lead Office of Crime Victim Services

Michelle L. Viste is a current assistant attorney general at DOJ and 2015 Deputy District Attorney of the Year award recipient.

DCI Announces Anonymous Tip Line for Information Related to Milwaukee Unrest
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DCI Announces Anonymous Tip Line for Information Related to Milwaukee Unrest

DOJ asks the public only submit tips based on facts, and not speculation or heresy.