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  • Missouri, Louisiana Attorneys General to Depose Dr. Fauci Tomorrow

    Nov 22, 2022, 11:03 AM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tomorrow, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry will depose Dr. Anthony Fauci in their lawsuit against the federal government for allegedly colluding with social media companies to censor speech.
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  • Attorney General Schmitt Announces Historic Multistate Settlement with Google over Location Tracking Practices

    Nov 21, 2022, 08:54 AM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Missouri, along with 39 other attorneys general, has reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings. This is the largest multistate Attorney General privacy settlement in United States history. Missouri will receive nearly $8.7 million from the settlement.
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  • Missouri Attorney General Obtains $2.5 Million Grant to Continue SAFE Kit Initiative

    Nov 17, 2022, 15:42 PM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office has received a third federal grant from the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, with this grant totaling $2.5 million. The grant will allow the Attorney General’s Office to continue its work on the SAFE Kit Initiative, which aims to clear the backlog of untested sexual assault kits.
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  • Missouri Attorney General Statement on Eighth Circuit Decision in Student Loan Debt Lawsuit

    Nov 14, 2022, 14:36 PM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt released the following statement following the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision granting plaintiff states’ request for an injunction pending appeal in their lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s move to cancel student loan debt:
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  • Missouri Attorney General Charges 6 Defendants with Conspiracy to Distribute 500 Grams of Methamphetamine

    Oct 27, 2022, 15:02 PM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that, through the Safer Streets Initiative, his office has secured a 13 count indictment against six defendants in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, which include counts of Conspiracy to Distribute 500 grams or more of Methamphetamine, Distribution of 5 grams or more of Actual Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. The list of defendants includes Donald “Andy” Nolen, Gregory M. Singleton, Jr., Justin T. Padgett, Eric M. Stilley, Devin E. Lawson, and Eric S. Sheridan.
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  • Court Orders Depositions of Top Biden Officials in Missouri AG’s Case

    Oct 21, 2022, 16:38 PM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana granted Missouri and Louisiana’s request for depositions from top-ranking officials in the federal government. This is movement in his lawsuit against top-ranking Biden Administration officials for allegedly colluding to suppress freedom of speech. The list of granted depositions includes Dr. Anthony Fauci, former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, Director of White House Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, CISA Director Jen Easterly, and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan.
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  • Missouri Attorney General Leads 19 State Coalition in Launching Investigation into Six Major Banks Over ESG Investing

    Oct 19, 2022, 11:16 AM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office and 18 other attorneys general have served six major American banks with civil investigative demands, which act as a subpoena, asking for documents relating to the companies’ involvement with the United Nations’ (UN) Net-Zero Banking Alliance. The banks under investigation include Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo. NZBA-member banks must set emissions reduction targets in their lending and investment portfolios to reach net zero by 2050. Missouri, Arizona, Kentucky, and Texas are leadership states on this investigation.
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  • Missouri Attorney General’s Office Ships 226 Untested Kits from Kansas City

    Oct 18, 2022, 16:01 PM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that 226 untested sexual assault kits were shipped from the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) to Marshall University Lab to undergo DNA testing on October 6th.
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  • Missouri Attorney General Secures 320 Year Prison Sentence for Jefferson County Man for Assault of Police Officer

    Oct 13, 2022, 16:42 PM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office has secured a sentence of 320 years of imprisonment for James Cummings, who was convicted of shooting two police officers. Judge Coleman, of Jefferson County, sentenced Cummings to four life sentences for four counts of Assault in the First Degree on a Law Enforcement Officer and four 50 year sentences for four counts of Armed Criminal Action. Combined, the sentences are consecutive for a total of 320 years imprisonment.
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  • Missouri, Louisiana Request Depositions and Add 47 Defendants to Lawsuit Against Federal Government for Alleged Collusion with Social Media Companies

    Oct 10, 2022, 10:10 AM by AG Schmitt
    Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry have filed a second amended complaint that adds 47 defendants (total of 67) to their lawsuit against the federal government for allegedly colluding with social media giants to censor freedom of speech. The list of new defendants include top officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the White House, and others. Further, Missouri and Louisiana plan to file a motion soon requesting that the Court allow the states to take the depositions of a number of key defendants.
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  • Missouri Attorney General Obtains Consent Judgment in Illicit Massage Business Lawsuit

    Oct 4, 2022, 12:54 PM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his Office has obtained a consent judgment in his lawsuit against M&G McClain, LLC (M&G) for violations of the Missouri Public Nuisance Law. The lawsuit was filed in April of 2021, after information came to light that a tenant of M&G was operating a massage therapy business allegedly engaging in illegal prostitution activity.
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  • Attorney General Schmitt Sues Residential Solar Company for Violations of Missouri Consumer Protection Laws

    Oct 3, 2022, 13:59 PM by AG Schmitt
    Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed suit against a residential solar energy company, Power Home Solar, LLC, for violating the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act in selling solar panels to consumers across the country.
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  • Missouri Attorney General Files Amicus Brief over Air Force Vaccine Mandate

    Sep 30, 2022, 15:40 PM by AG Schmitt
    Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office and 20 other states have filed an amicus brief in Doster v. Kendall, opposing the COVID-19 vaccine mandate on members of the United States Air Force. Submitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the brief asserts that the Air Force violated 18 Airmen’s statutory and constitutional rights by refusing to grant them religious exemptions to its COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
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  • Attorney General Schmitt, Five Other States File Suit Challenging Biden Administration’s Student Loan Cancellation Program

    Sep 29, 2022, 11:31 AM by AG Schmitt
    Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined five other states in filing a challenge to the Biden Administration’s student loan cancellation program in federal court in Missouri. In the lawsuit, the states ask the Court for an immediate temporary restraining order pausing the program. Prompt relief is being sought because the Biden Administration has indicated it will start cancelling loan balances as early as next week.
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  • Missouri Attorney General’s Office Secures 37 Commitments of Sexually Violent Predators Since 2019

    Sep 28, 2022, 15:30 PM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) Unit has ensured the civil commitment of thirty-seven sexually violent predators since January 2019, when he was sworn in as Attorney General. The Sexually Violent Predator Unit seeks civil commitment of sexual predators who suffer from a mental abnormality making them more likely to commit additional predatory acts of sexual violence.
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  • Attorney General Schmitt Files Motion for Judgment of Criminal Contempt Against Douglas County Dog Breeder

    Sep 23, 2022, 10:00 AM by AG Schmitt
    Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office has filed an application for a show cause hearing and a Motion for Judgment of Criminal Contempt against dog breeder Marilyn Shepherd, after finding that she currently possesses dogs on her property and a billboard advertising her business.
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  • Missouri Attorney General Slams Credit Card Companies for Violation of Second Amendment Rights

    Sep 20, 2022, 11:35 AM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office joined a coalition of 24 attorneys general in sending a letter to Stephen J. Squeri (CEO of American Express, Inc.), Michael Miebach (CEO of Mastercard, Inc.), and Alfred F. Kelly Jr. (CEO of Visa, Inc.) vehemently opposing their decision to enact the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) Merchant Category Code, which involves applying a separate code identifying sales at U.S. gun stores.
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  • Court Orders Federal Government to Produce Records from Top White House, HHS Officials in Missouri AG’s Lawsuit

    Sep 6, 2022, 15:18 PM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that, in his lawsuit against top-ranking Biden Administration officials for allegedly colluding to suppress freedom of speech, the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana granted Missouri and Louisiana’s request to compel the federal government to produce records from top-ranking White House and Health and Human Services (HHS) officials. This ruling specifically allows the attorneys general to collect the communications between key White House and Department of Health and Senior Services officials, like Dr. Anthony Fauci and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and Twitter, Meta, and others.
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  • Missouri and Louisiana Attorneys General Ask Court to Compel Department of Justice to Produce Communications Between Top Officials and Social Media Companies

    Sep 1, 2022, 09:22 AM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Yesterday, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry filed a Joint Statement on Discovery Disputes, asking the Louisiana District Court to compel the Department of Justice to turn over communications between high-ranking Biden Administration officials from the White House, Department of State, FBI and others and major social media companies. The Department of Justice has already turned over communications between a number of federal officials and social media companies but has refused to provide communications between top-ranking officials and social media companies.
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  • Missouri Attorney General Files Amicus Brief over Military Vaccine Mandate

    Aug 29, 2022, 16:56 PM by AG Schmitt
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that his office and 21 other states filed an amicus brief in U.S. Navy Seals v. Biden, opposing the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on members of the military. The brief asserts that the refusal to grant religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the United States Navy violates the right to religious liberty.
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