Carr’s Coalition Prevails in Protecting Free Exercise Rights, Reversing Montana Decision Striking Down School Choice Program

ATLANTA – Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that his office has prevailed in protecting free exercise rights and reversing a Montana Supreme Court decision which struck down an important school choice program. In September of 2019, the Office of Attorney General co-led a coalition with Oklahoma in filing a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to overturn a Montana Supreme Court decision that required the state to exclude religious school options for parents participating in a state tax credit scholarship program. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding the coalition’s position.

Carr Echoes Significance of Georgia DPH Report, Georgia Could Be Experiencing a Rise in Overdoses  

ATLANTA, GA – New data from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) indicates that Georgia may be experiencing an increase in drug overdoses that overlaps with the emergence of COVID-19.

Carr Commends House and Senate Passage of SB 394 to Help AG Crack Down on Human Trafficking, Elder Exploitation and Medicaid Fraud

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr commends the Georgia House and Senate passage of SB 394 which will provide the Office of the Attorney General more tools to combat human trafficking, elder exploitation and Medicaid fraud.

Carr Leads AG Letter to Washington Leaders Condemning Defund the Police, Backing Law Enforcement

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr led a 17-state coalition in sending a letter to President Trump, Attorney General Barr, Speaker Pelosi and Leaders McConnell, McCarthy and Schumer condemning the Defund the Police movement and backing law enforcement in order to make all Americans safer and restore trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

Appointment of a Substitute in the Event of a District Attorney Absence or Disqualification

ATLANTA, GA – The Office of the Attorney General is providing the following information as it relates to the appointment of substitute in the event a district attorney is absent or disqualified from a case. In Georgia, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 15-18-5, the Office of the Attorney General can appoint another prosecutor if a district attorney disqualifies himself/herself or a court disqualifies him/her. An excerpt from the Official Code of Georgia Annotated is listed below for reference.

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

ATLANTA, GA – Some statistics show that at least one in ten adults over 65 will be the victim of some type of abuse in a given year. In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Attorney General Chris Carr is encouraging Georgians to learn how to recognize the signs of elder abuse and know where to report it.

Georgia’s Price Gouging Statute to Stay in Effect through July 12, 2020

ATLANTA, GA – On May 28, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp renewed the Public Health State of Emergency, which will now continue through 11:59pm on July 12, 2020. The State of Emergency was originally issued by the Governor on March 14, 2020 to assist with the state’s response to Covid-19 and was subsequently renewed on April 8 and April 30.

Georgia Legal Community Steps Up During COVID19, Provides 3.3 Million Meals for State’s Food Banks

ATLANTA, GA - Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that law firms and legal organizations across Georgia raised a record-breaking 852,090 dollars during the 9th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy. This is the equivalent of over 3,331,062 meals for Georgia’s food banks, and a staggering two-fold increase in donations from last year’s competition. This year, for the first time since the competition began in 2012, the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy fundraiser went all-virtual in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Attorney General Carr Works to Expose Illegal Robocallers

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr, along with all other state attorneys general, encouraged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate continued collaboration among state attorneys general and telecom companies to coordinate tracing back illegal robocalls to their source. 

Carr Leads 23-State Effort to Protect Georgia Property Owners and Defend New WOTUS Rule

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are leading a 23-state effort to protect property owners, farmers and energy producers against an attempt to revive an Obama-era water rule.