Carr: U.S. Department of Education Backs Off Critical Race Theory

ATLANTA, GA – Yesterday, the Biden Administration reversed course on educational proposals aimed at imposing the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT), the 1619 Project, and other similar curriculum into America’s classrooms. The move comes on the heels of a 20-state effort pushing back against the proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Education establishing priorities for grants in American History and Civics Education programs.

Carr Commends Governor’s Appointments of Colvin and Pinson to Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of Georgia

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today issued the following statements regarding Governor Brian Kemp’s appointment of The Honorable Verda Colvin to serve as a justice on the Supreme Court of Georgia and The Honorable Andrew Pinson to serve as a judge on the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

Carr, 17 States Defend Ban on Experimental Transgender Treatments for Children

ATLANTA, GA  - Attorney General Chris Carr joined a coalition of 17 states in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas to protect children from experimental transgender treatments that can cause devastating and irreversible damage

Carr: Coalition Responds to Biden Administration’s Unconstitutional Changes to Federal Employment and Election Guidelines 

Atlanta, GA - In a letter to President Joe Biden, Attorney General Carr, along with 20 other state attorneys general, voiced opposition to the unlawful regulatory guidance recently issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Education. The new guidelines attempt to force radical changes on nearly every employer and school across the nation.

Carr Stops Company from Exploiting Georgians  

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Burlington Financial Group, LLC, Katherine Burnham, Sang Yi, and Richard Burnham (Burlington) have entered into a consent judgment with the State of Georgia and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to resolve allegations that they violated the Telemarketing Sales Rule, the Fair Business Practices Act (FBPA), and the Debt Adjustment Act in connection with the marketing, sale, and provision of debt relief and credit repair services.

Carr, U.S. Marshals Service and Locals Partner in Operation Not Forgotten 2021, Recover 20 Endangered Missing Children

ATLANTA, GA – The Office of the Attorney General recently partnered with the U.S. Marshals Service’s (USMS) Missing Child Unit and Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force* (SERFTF), the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and Georgia state and local agencies for a two-week operation in May. Operation Not Forgotten 2021 was designed to recover endangered missing children in the metro Atlanta area. The group, led by the U.S. Marshals Service’s SERFTF, recovered 20 children, 16 of which were suspected victims of sex trafficking. 

Carr Urges Congress to Restore Hyde Amendment to Prohibit Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr and 21 other state attorneys general wrote to congressional leaders on Monday urging Congress to maintain the Hyde Amendment in the 2022 budget. The amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions, was conspicuously removed by the Biden Administration despite its inclusion in federal budgets for the last forty-five years.

Carr: Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit Indicts Defendant on Human Trafficking Charges in DeKalb

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that the office’s Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit has indicted Terry Florence in DeKalb County Superior Court for three counts of Trafficking a Person for Sexual Servitude.

Carr, 13-State Coalition Secure First Victory in Blocking the Biden Administration’s Nationwide Moratorium on Oil and Gas Leases and Drilling Permits

ATLANTA, GA – Yesterday, Judge Terry Doughty in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against President Biden’s ban on oil and gas leases on federal lands. Attorney General Chris Carr joined 12 other state attorneys general in filing suit to block the Biden Administration's violation of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA), and the coalition is citing yesterday’s action as a major victory.

Carr Recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Encourages Georgians to Learn Signs of Elder Abuse

ATLANTA, GA – The Office of the Attorney General is recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by encouraging all Georgians to learn the signs and how to report instances of abuse.