Ag Ferguson: Some Cases Against Federal Government Will Continue Despite President Biden Taking Officeprinter-friendly Version
Attorney General’s Office has filed 97 lawsuits against the federal government since January of 2017
OLYMPIA, WA (STL.News) Attorney General Bob Ferguson today offered an update on his lawsuits against the federal government in the wake of President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.
Washington was the first state to challenge President Trump in court. Beginning with his successful lawsuit challenging President Trump’s first travel ban filed just 10 days after Trump took office, Ferguson filed 97 cases against the federal government during President Trump’s term in office. To date, he scored 39 legal victories in those cases, including multiple victories at the United States Supreme Court. He experienced only two legal defeats.
The Attorney General’s website maintains a list of all 97 lawsuits on his website.
Ferguson’s office led 36 of the 97 legal challenges. The lead state typically does the overwhelming majority of the work. Financial recoveries from successful lawsuits paid for nearly all of the legal work on these cases, not the state Legislature. In other words, corporations and individuals that violated the law funded these lawsuits, not taxpayers.