California Attorney General Updates

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November 16, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govToday Court Granted California's Motion to Intervene SACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today issued the following statement in response to a federal court allowing California to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging President Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military: “Our state is home to more than 130,000 active duty military personnel, in addition to more than 56,000 members of the National Guard and Reserves,” said Attorney General Becerra. “We are ready to get to work to defend the rights of transgender servicemembers and those who seek to enlist in our armed forces. [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
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November 16, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govHearing on Case Challenging Trump's Discriminatory Transgender Military Ban on Monday SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will join a press call TOMORROW, Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:30 AM (PT), with the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), and Equality California to discuss California's unique interests in defending the rights of transgender military servicemembers. Speakers will also preview the legal arguments they will lay out at Monday's hearing in Stockman v. Trump, a case filed to challenge Trump's transgender military ban. Last week, the Attorney General filed a [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
November 16, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – Yesterday the Trump Administration sent letters to 29 state and local jurisdictions, including 11 in California, alleging that the jurisdictions may not be eligible for critical public safety funding. Earlier in the day, before the federal government sent out the 29 letters, a federal court in Pennsylvania issued a preliminary injunction blocking the federal government from withholding funding from the City of Philadelphia. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement in response to the Administration's allegations concerning California: “This recurring attempt by the Trump Administration to unlawfully cut off funding to local [...]
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
November 15, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement on the news that Richard Cordray has decided to step down from his position as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): “Richard Cordray will be sorely missed at the CFPB. Over his long career in public service, he has been committed to protecting consumers. From his time as Ohio's Attorney General to his time as Ohio's Treasurer, he has held Wall Street accountable and stood up for Main Street – the same sense of purpose he brought to the CFPB. “Californians are grateful for [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
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November 15, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govRegulations prescribe process for collecting data pertaining to law enforcement stops SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that the regulations drafted by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) for the collection of data pertaining to law enforcement stops under Assembly Bill 953 (AB 953), the Racial and Identity Profiling Act (RIPA) of 2015, are now final. Beginning July 1, 2018, law enforcement agencies, starting with the nine largest agencies, will begin collecting stop data and reporting the information to the DOJ. “Public safety is a job for all of us - our peace [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
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November 15, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govDozens of Students at Four San Diego Area High Schools Victimized SAN DIEGO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan today announced that a Florida couple was indicted in San Diego Superior Court on multiple charges related to a cancelled high school band trip to Japan. Bradley Matheson, 52, and Margaret Matheson, 43, together operating as Harmony International, have been charged with 93 felony counts and 2 misdemeanor counts, including embezzlement, failing to maintain passenger funds in a trust account, and failing to provide refunds. The total loss to [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY
November 13, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO – After the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Xavier Becerra, which challenges the constitutionality of California's Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today vowed to fight to uphold California's law, this time before our nation's highest court. The Reproductive FACT Act prohibits clinics from providing misleading information about the services they offer to women to deter them from using contraception or abortion services. State-licensed medical clinics in California must now inform women that they can obtain [...]
Mon, Nov 13, 2017
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November 9, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govTo date, over 62 million women have benefited from the Affordable Care Act's cost-free birth control benefit, including over 7 million in California SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today filed a petition for a nationwide injunction to halt the Trump-Pence Administration's rules that take away Americans' access to birth control. The rules give corporations and employers the power to deny women their cost-free birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act. “A woman's birth control and health decisions should be made by a woman in consultation with her doctor – not by her employer and [...]
Fri, Nov 10, 2017
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November 9, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govToday's operation targeted suspected criminal activities of the Mexican mafia and members of the Mexican drug cartel RIVERSIDE – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest of 47 individuals; seizure of 36 firearms, including assault weapons; and seizure of 12 pounds of methamphetamine, three pounds of heroin, 120 pounds of marijuana, 60 pounds of cocaine, and $35,000 in criminal proceeds as part of a takedown of gang members in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. Today's operation targeted suspected criminal activities of the Mexican mafia and members of the Mexican drug cartel, including [...]
Thu, Nov 09, 2017
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November 9, 2017Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.govSACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday asked a federal court to allow California to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging President Trump's ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The case, Stockman v. Trump, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California by Equality California and individual plaintiffs to defend the rights of transgender individuals seeking to join, or currently serving openly in, the U.S. military. “We must honor the service and sacrifice of all members of our military by fighting for them when their rights are attacked,” [...]
Thu, Nov 09, 2017
Source: California State Attorney News Category: CALIFORNIA STATE ATTORNEY