The Association of Special Agents - Department of Justice filed a Verified Petition for Writ of Mandamus and Complaint to stop the state from laying off approximately 200 special agents. The layoffs threaten to close over two thirds of BNE task forces. According to the petition, the layoffs are an infringement of the Attorney General's constitutional and statutory authority to determine the DOJ's functions and allocate resources within the Department. The complaint seeks injunctive and declaratory relief. Mastagni Law attorneys David P. Mastagni, David E. Mastagni and Isaac S. Stevens represent ASA-DOJ in the action.