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Josh Stein defends recusal in 20-week abortion ban case

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein is pushing back against Republican General Assembly leaders’ allegations that he neglected his duty to defend state law by refusing to seek enforcement of a blocked 20-week abortion ban after the fall of Roe v. Wade. Attorneys for...

Attorney General Josh Stein And Congresswoman Deborah Ross Commit To Protect Reproductive Rights In North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – While other states in the U.S have minimized women’s freedom to reproductive rights, Attorney General Josh Stein and Congresswoman Deborah Ross shared updates regarding their efforts to protect these rights in North Carolina. They teamed up with N.C. House Representative Rosa Gill and Dr. Erica Pettigrew, MD, JD, MPH, Pettigrew is a family medicine doctor and public health professional.

Attorney General Josh Stein announces $6.6 billion in agreements with opioid makers

RALEIGH — Attorney General Josh Stein and a bipartisan group of attorneys general last week announced a second agreement in principle with a drug manufacturer to address the opioid crisis. The proposed settlement would require former opioid maker Allergan to pay up to $2.37 billion to participating states and local governments. This is on the heels of the related $4.25 billion proposed settlement with Teva announced on July 26, bringing the week’s total to $6.6 billion. “In 2020, nine North Carolinians died each day from...

NC Attorney General Josh Stein refuses to lift abortion injunction

RALEIGH — North Carolina Democratic Attorney General Josh Stein issued a statement on July 21 that his office will not act to lift the injunction in Bryant v. Woodall. “The Department of Justice will not take action that would restrict women’s ability to make their own reproductive health care decisions,” Stein said. “Protecting that ability is more important than ever, as states across the nation are banning abortions in all instances, including rape and incest.”

Judge temporarily blocks campaign law in NC Attorney General Josh Stein's favor

A federal judge ruled in Attorney General Josh Stein's favor yesterday by temporarily blocking a law that the state used to investigate him. Catch up quick: Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O'Neill, Stein's opponent in the 2020 election for North Carolina AG, accused Stein's campaign of violating a century-old law that prohibits anyone from publishing or circulating knowingly false, derogatory information about candidates.In a complaint filed with the state board of elections, O'Neill argued that an ad Stein's campaign ran violated that law.Driving the news: The complaint triggered a criminal investigation. Attorneys representing Stein's campaign argued in court yesterday that...