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Healey, other AGs seek role in suits against Trump administration

Attorney General Maura Healey has joined her counterparts in other states to file motions to intervene in three federal cases, actions her office said were aimed at protecting “students, consumers, and the environment from rollbacks by the Trump administration.”

Before President Trump took office, Healey said she “won’t hesitate” to sue “if he carries out his unconstitutional campaign promises.” She reiterated that message over the weekend at the Boston Women’s March and in a Tuesday radio interview said there may be “any number of ways that we’re going to be involved in litigation.”

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On Monday, Healey joined 16 other attorneys general in filing a motion to intervene in a case regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in an effort to prevent it from being dismantled. Her office announced two more actions Tuesday, dealing with environmental regulations for heavy trucks and accreditation of for-profit colleges.

Last year, the Obama administration revoked federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Schools and Colleges, after the closing of for-profit colleges it had accredited. The council has since challenged that decision. Healey is leading a group with four other states — Illinois, Maine, New York, and Maryland —and the District of Columbia to intervene in that case.

“In a Trump administration, I don’t want to see us move backward and see this undone,” Healey said on Boston Public Radio. “I want to make sure that protection is preserved.”

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