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Release date: 4/11/2017 Yesterday marked my 100th day as the Attorney General of North Carolina. I am profoundly grateful to the people of North Carolina for the trust they have placed in me. Here is an update on my office’s work since I was sworn in on January 1st. PROMOTING PUBLIC SAFETY Tackling the opioid […]

Release date: 7/31/2017 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether email service providers can shield evidence of a crime from law enforcement by storing data outside the United States. Stein took this action along with 33 other state attorneys general in support of a U.S. Department of Justice’s […]

Release date: 6/5/2017 Attorney General Josh Stein today joined Gov. Roy Cooper, three mayors, two universities and more than 10 businesses in North Carolina, as well as more than 1,000 leaders from around the nation, in an open letter to the international community and parties to the Paris Agreement that reaffirmed their support for climate […]

Release date: 4/6/2017 The North Carolina Department of Justice (NCDOJ) has begun an effort to learn more about the best ways to communicate with you to ensure we’re doing our very best to serve the people of North Carolina. As a part of that effort, we have designed a survey to help us understand how […]

Release date: 7/21/2017 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today voiced his opposition of seismic surveys off the coast of North Carolina. Five applicants have proposed conducting seismic activity in the Atlantic Ocean. “North Carolina’s coast is among our most valuable resources,” said Attorney General Stein. “Fishing and tourism are vital to our economy. We must […]

Release date: 6/2/2017 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein has been appointed to two national committees within the National Association of Attorneys General. Attorney General Stein will represent North Carolina’s interests on committees related to protecting people from substance misuse and scams, fraud and corporate bad behavior. “Confronting the opioid epidemic that is tearing families apart […]

Release date: 4/5/2017 Attorney General Josh Stein today urged U.S. Congressional leadership to oppose resolutions that would circumvent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPFB) rules that protect consumers from prepaid card fraud and hidden fees. These additional consumer protections were scheduled to go into effect on April 1, 2018, and would help millions of prepaid card […]

Release date: 7/20/2017 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein this week urged Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to keep in place important protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. Attorney General Stein also called on Secretary DeVos to work collaboratively with state attorneys general to take action to end the scourge of sexual violence on […]

Release date: 5/25/2017 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Stein this week joined a bipartisan group of 32 attorneys general in urging Congress to oppose the Trump Administration’s proposal to eliminate all federal funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The letter highlights LSC’s mission to ensure equality in justice by providing legal support to those who could […]

Release date: 10/13/2017 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced that his office is partnering with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to target student loan debt relief scams. The sweep, called “Operation Game of Loans,” will target scammers who use deceptive marketing tactics, charge illegal upfront fees, and fail to provide expert services. “Education is […]