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AG Brnovich Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Support of School Choice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich co-led an 18-state brief urging the justices to overturn a 2018 Montana Supreme Court decision that required the state to exclude religious school options for parents participating in a state tax credit scholarship program. In their brief, the coalition of attorneys general argued that if the ruling was not reversed, it would open the doors for other state courts to interpret laws regarding similar scholarship programs in the same discriminatory way. Today, General Brnovich applauded the U.S.

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Ninth Circuit, Upholds Expedited Removal For Unlawful Asylum Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this morning in DHS v. Thuraissigiam. General Brnovich led a 10-state brief encouraging the High Court to uphold the constitutionality of expedited removals for those who illegally enter the United States. In its 7-2 ruling, the High Court reversed the Ninth Court and affirmed the ability of federal officials to quickly remove those with invalid asylum claims.

Attorney General Brnovich's Lawsuit Against JUUL Moves Forward

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office’s consumer fraud lawsuit against Juul Labs, Inc. (JUUL) will proceed after the Maricopa County Superior Court denied JUUL’s attempt to dismiss the case.

“As the Court’s ruling indicates, our complaint is a textbook example of alleging illegal conduct prohibited by Arizona’s Consumer Fraud Act," said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "We will vigorously pursue this matter to a resolution that will hold JUUL responsible for targeting Arizona youth."

Paul Petersen Pleads Guilty to Arizona Charges in Adoption Fraud Scheme

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that former Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen pleaded guilty in Maricopa County Superior Court to running an adoption fraud scheme that involved bringing pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to the U.S. to give birth, fraudulently paid for by Arizona taxpayers. Today's plea agreements only resolve Petersen’s criminal cases in Arizona.

On Thursday June 18th, Petersen pleaded guilty to:

AG Lawsuit Against Marketing Company Masquerading as Delivery Service Will Proceed

Judge Denies Valley Delivery’s Motion to Dismiss

PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today that his office’s consumer fraud lawsuit against Valley Delivery, LLC, Next Day Delivery, LLC, and their owner, Matthew Willes will continue after a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge denied the company's motion to dismiss the complaint.