Nessel joins multi-state efforts

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined attorneys general from across the country in several multi-state efforts, including:

- EMW Women's Surgical Center v Meier (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 18-6161)

On April 4, 2019, Nessel joined a coalition of 19 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to affirm a lower court's finding that a Kentucky law regulating abortion services is unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The brief urges the Court to ensure that regulations imposed on abortion services actually promote women's health without erecting substantial obstacles to the availability of those services.

- California v Trump (Federal District Court, Northern District of California, No. 4:19-cv-872)

Nessel joined a coalition of 20 states on April 8, 2019, in filing a motion to block the Trump Administration's attempt to divert $1.6 billion in federal funds to build a border wall. The motion, filed in the Northern District of California, is part of the coalition's ongoing lawsuit challenging President Trump's action to divert funding and resources meant for the interception of drugs by law enforcement and military construction projects.

- Letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Nessel and 20 attorneys general from across the country sent a letter April 4, 2019, urging DOE Secretary Betsy DeVos to reverse limitations imposed on its routine disclosure of student loan information to state law enforcement agencies. The information is vital to the states' efforts to protect consumers from illegal, unfair, abusive or deceptive practices by actors in the higher education industry.

Published: Wed, Apr 10, 2019

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