Press Releases : Illinois

AG Platkin Co-Leads Comment Letter to Support Fair Housing Rule Proposed by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division on Civil Rights (DCR) joined with the Attorneys General of Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania to co-lead a multistate comment letter supporting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) proposed rule to improve access to safe and affordable housing.

Attorney General Platkin, 42 States Announce $700 Million Johnson & Johnson Settlement

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs, together with 42 other Attorneys General, today announced that they reached a $700 million nationwide settlement with Johnson & Johnson to resolve allegations related to the marketing of talc-based baby powder and body powder products.

Attorney General Platkin Co-Leads Effort to Defend Title IX’s Protections Against Sex Discrimination in Education

Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division on Civil Rights (DCR) announced today that, together with California and Pennsylvania, they have filed the first of several amicus briefs defending Title IX, the landmark law prohibiting sex-based discrimination in education, from yet another federal court challenge that threatens the rights of students in schools and colleges nationwide.

AG Platkin Leads States in Defending Massachusetts’s Gun Laws

New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin led a multistate amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in support of Massachusetts, which is defending its commonsense gun safety laws from a Second Amendment challenge.

Attorney General Platkin Co-Leads Effort to Support Review of Ghost Gun Regulation Before the Supreme Court

Ghost Guns Need the Same Federal Oversight as Conventional Firearms, 20 Jurisdictions Say For Immediate Release: March 12, 2024 Office of the Attorney General- Matthew J. Platkin, Attorney General For Further Information: Media Inquiries-Allison Inserro,...