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Workplace DEI Programs Still Legal Under Federal Law, Opines Colorado AG

Colorado AG Phil Weiser issued a formal legal opinion asserting that workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion programs are not unlawful following a recent Supreme Court decision in Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard College that ruled that race-conscious admissions programs at colleges and universities violate the U.S. Constitution and Title VI of the Civil…

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AG Coalition Supports DOJ Accessibility Proposal for Government Web and Mobile Apps

A coalition of 11 AGs submitted comments to the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division on proposed revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act that would establish requirements for state and local government web and mobile app accessibility. In the comments, the AGs express support for the adoption of specific technical standards for public entity website and…

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16 AGs Caution SEC Over SHEIN's Potential IPO and Alleged Business Practices

Montana AG Austin Knudsen, joined by AGs from 15 other states, sent a letter to the SEC voicing concern regarding the possible Initial Public Offering of SHEIN, a fast-fashion retail giant affiliated with China. The AGs mention how several governmental, watchdog, and media sources have suggested SHEIN’s involvement in forced labor, human rights transgressions, intellectual…

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Arizona AG Office Secures Settlement for Alleged Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Home Loan Applicants

Arizona AG Office’s Civil Rights Division brokered a settlement between Discount Mortgage Advisors, LLC and two customers who allege that the company violated the Arizona Fair Housing Act by discriminating against them on the basis of sexual orientation when considering their qualification for a home loan. Under the terms of the agreement, Discount Mortgage Advisors…

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