PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit today against the Biden administration to stop its illegal student loan cancellation program. The lawsuit challenges the president’s authority, through the Department of Education, to unilaterally cancel more than $500 billion in student loan debt without congressional approval. The president’s action is contrary to several recent United States Supreme Court decisions striking down federal agencies’ assertion of power never granted to them by Congress.
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Attorney General's Office (AGO) is working to protect the most vulnerable Arizonans through informative presentations by the AGO's Community Outreach and Education Coordinators, who travel the state teaching seniors about fraud and scams.
They teach the elderly about a long list of topics including how to stay safe while using the internet and increasing awareness about various phone scams, to help ensure Arizona's seniors know what to do if someone tries to take advantage of them.
General Brnovich Asks the Supreme Court to Uphold Law that Prohibits Encouraging People to Break U.S. Immigration Laws
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich led a group of 21 attorneys general in an amicus brief today, asking the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to uphold an important federal statute used to enforce immigration laws in United States v. Hansen. This comes during one of the worst border crises’ in U.S. history.
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich joined a coalition of 18 states in sending a letter to Congress today opposing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2022 (the “Act”). The attorneys general argue that the Act’s three interrelated provisions take away states’ ability to chart their own land-use and energy policies.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Luis Jesus Hernandez was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for his role in trafficking methamphetamine as part of a drug trafficking organization.
On July 27, 2021, law enforcement arrested Hernandez while observing him conduct a drug transaction in a parking lot. Hernandez was arrested while in possession of 44.8 pounds of methamphetamine in his vehicle.
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a Pima County judge is lifting an injunction on Arizona’s abortion statute. Today, the court ruled that in light of the Supreme Court's recent decision overruling Roe v. Wade, it is vacating the state court's 1973 injunction on Arizona's abortion law.
What: The Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Leman Academy of Excellence, and AARP are hosting a free Shred-a-Thon and Prescription Drug Take-Back community event this Saturday, September 24th, in Tucson.
Link to flyer
There is no need to leave your car! The public can stay in their vehicle and is asked to place documents requiring shredding in the trunk of their car prior to arriving.
PHOENIX – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has awarded $6 million in grant funding to eleven organizations across the state to combat the opioid crisis. The funding will be used to support opioid abuse and underlying mental health-related issues for more than 21,000 children, pregnant women and mothers, veterans, and underserved communities.
FLORENCE – Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that Roberto Garcia of San Tan Valley, age 35, was sentenced on September 12th by a Pinal County Superior Court judge to 1.5 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for illegally casting a vote in the 2020 General Election while he was not eligible to do so. Garcia had entered a guilty plea in July to one felony count of Illegal Voting, after being indicted in March of 2022.
PHOENIX – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich co-led an amicus brief filed today in the Supreme Court of the United States to protect the separation of powers in congressional map redistricting. In Moore v. Harper, a North Carolina state court took it upon itself to institute a congressional map for the 2022 congressional election, violating the U.S. Constitution’s Elections Clause, which grants that authority solely to each state’s legislature.