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FanDuel, Draftkings in court Wednesday

9 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and gaming sites FanDuel and DraftKings will face off in the courtroom Wednesday.

Doug Burgum Would Definitely Run As A Republican, Not Considering A Run For Mayor

Doug Burgum showed up at Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s gubernatorial campaign announcement in Fargo today, and boy did that set gums flapping in political circles. Burgum is considering a run for governor himself, after all. What portent does his attendance at Stenehjem’s event hold? Interestingly enough, just as I was considering writing a post about...

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rick Becker Changes His Mind On Abortion Bill, Focuses On Fiscal Issues

Today Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is (finally, grumble, grumble) announcing his campaign for Governor. He joins state Rep. Rick Becker, a Republican from Bismarck, in the race. Last week Becker was kind enough to give me about 45 minutes of his time to talk about his campaign, the issues he’s focusing on, his life as...

Court Hearing To Address Legal Status Of Daily Fantasy Sports In N.Y. As Longer Litigation Beckons

(Disclosure: The author consults for a fantasy sports provider that is in current litigation against DraftKings) FanDuel, DraftKings, and the New York attorney general are headed to court tomorrow for a one-hour hearing before Hon. Manuel J. Mendez on the legality of "daily fantasy sports" under New York State gambling laws.  This will [...]

Getting serious about intelligence

GOP hawks Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got some powerful assistance in their argument to restore our surveillance capabilities. Former attorney general Michael Mukasey and Justice Department lawyer Jamil Jaffer write: Plainly, the terrorism threat environment is bad and getting worse. This is no time to be paring back […]

"It used to be routine, too, Chief Justice Roberts said, for presidents to appoint prominent public figures to the court."

"In 1941, the year Hughes left the court, Chief Justice Roberts said, 'you had two senators on the court, a representative, three former attorneys general.' The court that decided Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 decision banning segregation in public schools, included Chief Justice Earl Warren, a former governor of California; Hugo L. Show More Summary

Loretta Lynch’s false claim on sex trafficking arrests

“The FBI conducted its ninth annual ‘Operation: Cross Country’ initiative against those who traffic in children for sexual exploitation, resulting in the arrest of hundreds of sex traffickers.” —Attorney General Loretta Lynch, remarks at the 84th Interpol General Assembly in Kigali, Rwanda, Nov. 3, 2015 This is a story about how the language regarding the […]

Planet Fitness will stop offering ‘unlimited’ indoor tanning

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Planet Fitness has agreed not to offer “unlimited” indoor tanning sessions after a settlement with the state attorney general.

Md. attorney general’s office makes rare move into street crime indictments

A state-organized crime unit has made investigating and prosecuting street crimes a priority.

Will the “Tobacco Strategy” Work Against Big Oil?

According to InsideClimate News, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had been investigating ExxonMobil for a year before it issued a recent subpoena for “documents on what Exxon knew about climate change and...Show More Summary

New York Opens Inquiry Into Electronic Trade ‘Spoofing’

Eric Schneiderman, the state attorney general, is investigating manipulative tactics in the trading of emerging market currencies.

4 reasons Alan Wilson is on the wrong side on EPA fight

(This opinion editorial first ran in The State on November 23, 2015) Last month, Attorney General Alan Wilson joined his counterparts in 23 states in filing a federal lawsuit to temporarily block the implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan and to find the rule invalid. Show More Summary

FanDuel NFL Entries Have Fallen Sharply After New York Shutdown

Entries at daily fantasy sports site FanDuel's NFL contests have fallen sharply since New York's attorney general declared the games to be illegal gambling in the state and the company stopped taking money from New Yorkers.

Why Is The NY Attorney General Not Prosecuting The Real FX Spoofing Criminalgos

In a world where every market is rigged and manipulated - either by central banks, by algos, or by human actors eager to "get rich quick" - we doubt many will care that the New York Attorney General has finally figured that the FX market...Show More Summary

Daily Fantasy Sports: Games of Luck or Skill?

The battle between New York's attorney general and daily fantasy sports companies, which heads to court this week, comes down to this: is it gambling.

Attorney General Won’t Say if Obama Will Enforce Law Protecting Babies Who Survive Abortions

If an unborn baby survives a botched abortion and the abortionist just lets the baby die without providing him or her with proper medical care after the accidental birth, should the abortion doctor be held accountable? Apparently, if such a law were in place, Attorney general Loretta Lynch would not commit the Obama administration to […]

Kansas Republicans trying to eradicate judicial power

The party of small government continues to do everything they can to create big government. Now, Kansas Republicans in the state legislature want to destroy separation of powers. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, who has ostensibly taken a basic civics course, is calling for the state Supreme Court to recuse itself from hearing an upcoming case. Show More Summary

NY authorities probing foreign exchange options market: source

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office is investigating the posting of false bids and offers in the foreign exchange options market for emerging market currencies, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. Show More Summary

How FanDuel Is Faring Since Leaving New York

FanDuel decided to take the conservative route in the wake of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issuing a cease and desist letter to both FanDuel and DraftKings. The daily fantasy sports companies reacted differently to the demand, with FanDuel declaring that it would temporarily suspend entry in paid contests [...]

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