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States File Suit to Prevent Biden Administration from Overreaching by Unilaterally Changing Laws

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and 17 other state attorneys general have filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration for inventing sweeping laws outside the process mandated by our Constitution.


Jackson County Man Sentenced for Child Rape

An Ohio man who hid out on the West Coast to avoid justice after raping a 4-year-old has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


Attorneys General Seek Confirmation Biden Administration Will Faithfully Defend Federal Immigration Statute

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost are leading a coalition of 18 attorneys general to ensure that the Biden Administration will faithfully defend a long-standing federal immigration statute that prohibits illegal re-entry.


AG Yost Seeks Court Order to Stop Polluter from Damaging Vinton County Waterway

Ohio Attorney General Yost has filed a temporary restraining order to stop a sanitation company from further polluting Raccoon Creek in Vinton County by dumping an illegal amount of waste.


Petition Certified for Proposed Statute to Expand Legal Marijuana in Ohio

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office today certified a revised petition for a proposed statute that would add a chapter to the Ohio Revised Code to control and regulate cannabis use by adults.


As Local Support Mounts, Ohio on Verge of $808 Million Deal with Opioid Distributors

Thanks to the extraordinary cooperation and swift action from Ohio’s city, county, township and village partners, the OneOhio opioid settlement agreement with the nation’s three largest distributors now has the backing of more than 96% of the state’s litigating population, Attorney General Dave Yost announced today.


Local Government Inaction Puts $800 Million Opioid Settlement at Risk

With 86% of the state’s litigating political subdivisions having joined the OneOhio Opioid Settlement agreement, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today strongly urged the holdouts to avoid playing politics and get onboard.


Attorney General Yost Seizes Randazzo's Assets to Preserve Them for Collection

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has taken another step toward ensuring that no one profits from bribery by obtaining a court order allowing to the seizure of up to $8 million in assets from Sam Randazzo, former chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Ohio (PUCO).


Spurred by AG Yost’s Lawsuit, Census Bureau Releases Data to States

The U.S. Census Bureau today released population data needed for Ohio’s upcoming redistricting process after a lawsuit filed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost compelled the bureau to produce it six weeks earlier than planned.


Yost, Other Attorneys General Encourage FCC to Shorten Deadline for Installation of Anti-Robocall Technology

The flood of robocalls pouring into Ohio every day has prompted Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost to call on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move up the deadline for all telephone companies to implement caller ID technology meant to weed out the unwelcome calls and thwart related consumer scams.

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