Latest Kentucky Attorney General's Office News

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

GOP candidates undeterred after rival wins Trump endorsement

Jun. 17, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky gubernatorial hopeful Ryan Quarles doubled down Friday on his grassroots Republican strategy, and Kelly Craft hinted at her own continuing interest in Kentucky's top political job — undeterred after Donald Trump shook up the 2023 campaign by endorsing Attorney...

Trump endorses Cameron's bid for governor in Kentucky

Jun. 16, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron won former President Donald Trump's endorsement Thursday evening in his 2023 bid for governor, offering a momentum boost given the ex-president's enduring popularity among Republican voters in the state. In a news...

Kentucky AG sues over abortion law blocked by federal court

Jun. 14, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Republican attorney general went to court Tuesday claiming the Democratic governor's administration missed a deadline to set up a regulatory process for a sweeping new abortion law currently blocked by a federal court order. In a maneuver loaded...

AG's office: Not currently investigating governor's office

May. 20, 2022 18:43 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky attorney general’s office says it is not currently investigating the governor’s office but claims that Gov. Andy Beshear mischaracterized a recent information request — the latest twist in an escalating political feud. Beshear said this week...

Democrats hit GOP attorney general with ethics complaint

May. 12, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — One day after launching his campaign for Kentucky governor, Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron was hit with a formal complaint Thursday alleging he violated ethics laws by investigating the Democratic governor he now wants to unseat. The complaint...

Former prosecutor Russell Coleman enters Kentucky AG's race

May. 12, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

Former U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman entered the suddenly wide-open race for attorney general in Kentucky on Thursday, vowing to deliver a crackdown on violent crime and drug trafficking while pointing to his extensive criminal justice resume. Coleman, a Republican, touted his ties...

Kentucky attorney general files for 2023 governor's race

May. 11, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron filed paperwork Wednesday to enter the state's 2023 governor’s race, hoping to ride his fights against abortion and the Democratic incumbent's coronavirus restrictions into the governor’s office. Cameron,...

Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron files paperwork to run for governor in 2023

May. 11, 2022 12:56 PM EDT
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron files paperwork to run for governor in 2023.

Judge temporarily blocks new laws weakening governor's power

Apr. 18, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor won a court order Monday temporarily blocking a GOP-backed measure that would cut off his access to public funds to challenge laws he deems unconstitutional. It was one of two laws temporarily blocked by Franklin Circuit Judge...