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Sep 22nd 2017

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) —South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a multistate coalition in supporting the right of individual states to prohibit sanctuary cities within their borders. Sanctuary jurisdictions — cities and localities that prohibit or otherwise obstruct cooperation between federal and local officials on immigration enforcement — defy the rule of law and deprive law enforcement of the tools necessary for effective civil and criminal enforcement. “I swore an oath to uphold the law when I took office and sanctuary cities scoff at the rule of law,” Attorney General Wilson said. Prohibiting sanctuary cities helps uphold federal immigration laws and…

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  • [COLUMBIA, S.C.] – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general seeks documents and information from distributors of prescription opioids as part of a multistate investigation into the nationwide opioid epidemic. This information will enable the attorneys general to evaluate whether distributors engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing, sale, and distribution of opioids. There are 41 attorneys general participating in the multistate investigations. Nationwide and in South Carolina, opioids—prescription and illicit—are the main driver of drug overdose deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids were involved in 33,091 deaths in…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.)—South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a bipartisan group of attorneys general from 33 other states and the District of Columbia in urging credit reporting firm Equifax to stop pushing its own fee-based credit monitoring service after the massive data breach affecting 143 million people. In a letter to the company, they’re asking Equifax to disable links for enrollment in its fee-based monitoring. They’re also asking Equifax to reimburse consumers who incur fees to freeze their credit. The states launched an investigation as soon as Equifax publicly disclosed the breach September 7th. “We believe continuing to offer consumers…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) –South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced today that the state’s law against price gouging is now in effect, since Gov. Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency.   “With the possibility that Hurricane Irma could make landfall in South Carolina, our people have already started making preparations. We can expect normal price increases, but we may see businesses and individuals looking to unfairly take advantage of the situation through price gouging of food, gasoline, lodging, and other commodities as defined by the statute. By our law, that’s a criminal violation and an unfair trade practice,” Wilson said….

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) –South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson applauded President Trump’s announcement today to uphold the Constitution and give Congress time to decide how best to handle so-called “Dreamers,” children and teens who were brought into this country illegally by their parents.   “This is a victory for the rule of law and the Constitution,” Wilson said. “The Constitution gives the power to pass laws to Congress, not the president. Now Congress can consider how best to address this issue.”   President Trump announced that he’s rescinding DACA—Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals—but is giving Congress six months to pass a…

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  •   South Carolina Solicitor General Bob Cook was honored Thursday with a surprise recognition to celebrate his 40 years of service to the state. Gov. Henry McMaster, a former attorney general who worked with him, awarded him The Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor the state can bestow. Four of the five attorneys general with whom he worked attended: Alan Wilson, Henry McMaster, Charlie Condon, and Travis Medlock. The Solicitor General heads the Opinions Section. By statute, the Governor, members of the General Assembly, and other public officials are entitled to legal advice from the Attorney General’s Office. An…

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  • (COLUMBIA, SC)  Attorney General Alan Wilson today joined 49 other state and territorial attorneys general in a bi-partisan coalition urging Congress to affirm that all law-enforcement agencies retain their traditional authority to fight sex trafficking. In a letter to Congress, the attorneys general ask representatives to amend the Communications Decency Act (CDA) to clarify that states, localities and territories retain authority to investigate and prosecute facilitators of child sex trafficking wherever they operate, including online. The simple word addition to the CDA proposed in this letter will help to ensure that citizens and children are effectively protected throughout the entire…

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