BREAKING NEWS

AG Hawley Takes on Unconstitutional Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Jefferson City, Mo. (March 13, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a brief in federal court arguing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is unconstitutional. Joined by 14 other states, the brief was filed ahead of oral arguments in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The CFPB was created during the Obama Administration and exercises sweeping regulatory authority over the financial-services industry, including local banks. Read more...

Missouri Attorney General’s Office Announces James Layton to Argue Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley at the U.S. Supreme Court


Jefferson City, Mo. (March 10, 2017) - The Missouri Attorney General’s Office today announced the appointment of James Layton, former Solicitor General of Missouri to present oral argument to the U.S. Supreme Court in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley, No. 15-577 (U.S.). The case, concerning the availability of public grant monies to religious institutions, was litigated in the lower courts and briefed at the U.S. Supreme Court by Attorney General Chris Koster’s administration, before Attorney General Hawley took office. Oral argument is scheduled for April 19, 2017. Attorney General Josh Hawley is recused from the case. Read more...

Attorney General's Office to Help Resource Missourians Affected by Tornadoes


Jefferson City, Mo. (March 9, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley’s Consumer Protection Section will be in Oak Grove this weekend to answer questions and provide information along with disaster-related assistance. Representatives from the Attorney General’s Office will provide guidance on selecting reputable contractors, avoiding price gouging, protecting personal information from identity fraud, and other scams seen after natural disasters. Read more...

AG Hawley Urges EPA to Return Authority to States and Local Governments


Jefferson City, Mo. (March 7, 2017) – Attorney General Josh Hawley today asked the Environmental Protection Agency to reevaluate its regulatory authority over states and localities. Hawley joins Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and eighteen other Attorneys General in requesting EPA obey federal law and return authority to states and local governments. Read more...