Gov. Matt Mead has named Peter Michael to serve as interim Wyoming Attorney General.
Michael replaces former AG Greg Phillips, who was sworn in on Monday as a judge on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Michael had served as deputy attorney general for Phillips.
Mead says Michael is an excellent attorney. Mead says he's confident Michael will lead the Attorney General's Office in a steady and capable manner until he can find a permanent replacement for Phillips.
The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is urging the state Supreme Court to rule against Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill's legal challenge to the recent state law that stripped her office of many of its powers.
The AG's Office this week filed a lengthy brief with the court laying out the history of the state's education system.
The AG argues that the state Legislature originally invested the superintendent's job with many of its powers. It says the Legislature had authority to remove those same powers when it passed the law early this year.
A rash of robocalls asking people for debit and credit card information has hit Wyoming. According to Clyde Hutchings of the state Attorney General’s office, the scam starts when someone receives a phone call with a voice recording, telling the person that there’s a problem with their debit or credit card. The recording then asks for personal financial information, such as the card number and pin. Clyde Hutchins of the Attorney General’s Office says that if you receive one of these calls, hang up the phone.
Wyoming's attorney general wants a district judge in Cheyenne to dismiss a lawsuit fighting the state's redistricting plan.
Greg Phillips filed the state's response last week, arguing the proper procedures weren't followed to qualify the seven plaintiffs to be eligible for a class-action suit.
The residents sued earlier this month in Laramie County District Court to try to overturn the Legislature's recently adopted redistricting work. They argue the plan doesn't adequately represent some of the state's more sparsely populated counties.