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Attorney General Josh Stein December 2020 In June, Gov. Roy Cooper established the Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice. I was honored when he asked Associate Justice Anita Earls and me to lead its work. Our charge was substantial: to identify ways to bring about meaningful change in the criminal justice system so […]

This editorial was originally published on on November 20, 2020.  By Attorney General Josh Stein When historians reflect on 2020, there will be plenty to characterize as unprecedented, out of the ordinary, and extreme. The North Carolina State Board of Elections’ approach to handling the election during a pandemic – despite histrionic partisan claims […]

Attorney General Josh Stein November 2020 2020 has been difficult, with challenges we could not have planned or anticipated this time last year. Many of us are facing real hardships – we are fighting for our health and the health of our loved ones, navigating economic burdens, and living with a great deal of uncertainty […]

Attorney General Josh Stein October 2020 Elections are already underway in North Carolina. Starting last month with absentee voting, continuing this month with in-person early voting, and ending on November 3, North Carolinians across the state are casting their ballots and participating in our democracy. As Attorney General, ensuring the integrity of elections in North […]

Attorney General Josh Stein September 2020 As we approach the end of summer, we’ve made hard-fought gains in North Carolina against the coronavirus pandemic. At the Department of Justice, we’ve been working to address the challenges caused by this pandemic and protect North Carolinians. But we’ve also continued to uphold the other responsibilities of our […]

Attorney General Josh Stein August 2020 It’s back-to-school time, but everything looks quite a bit different this year. If your kids are like mine, they have probably already been spending more time online this summer, but with most schools implementing various distance learning tools, their online time will only increase. That makes it all the […]

Attorney General Josh Stein July 2020 While we continue to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to forget that hurricane season began in June. But Hurricane Dorian hit North Carolina last year, and parts of our state are still recovering from the damage. As the peak of hurricane season approaches and while cases of […]

Attorney General Josh Stein June 2020 Over the past few weeks, as we’ve mourned the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others, North Carolinians and people across our nation have been having critical, overdue conversations about the systemic racism that African Americans experience and the work we have to do to heal […]

Attorney General Josh Stein launched Operation Silver Shield to confront scammers and fraudsters who target older North Carolinians. Operation Silver Shield covers all of NCDOJ’s varied work to protect people from scams, take legal action against fraudsters when necessary, and educate people on how best to keep themselves and their parents and grandparents safe. May Scammer Scorecard Every month, […]

Attorney General Josh Stein May 2020 As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority should be focusing on keeping ourselves and our loved ones healthy. At the same time, this pandemic has also left more than 1 million North Carolinians unemployed and many more experiencing economic difficulties in other ways. At the […]