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Procedural Purgatory

The Senate went home on Friday for a two-week spring break without confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general. By the time lawmakers return, it will have been more than five months since President Obama officially tapped Lynch forShow More Summary

In Delaying Vote on Loretta Lynch as Attorney General, G.O.P. Is in a Quandary

2 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Republicans can accept Loretta E. Lynch, a nominee they oppose, because she backs the president’s policies, or reject her and live with an attorney general they loathe, Eric H. Holder Jr.

NRA targets Loretta Lynch

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Right-wing gun lobbies across the nation have made Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch the primary target of their animus. The National Rifle Association (NRA), is busting a cap to stop Loretta Lynch from becoming our next attorney general. Show More Summary

Afghanistan’s Supreme Court Sentences Journalist’s Killer

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

The court ruled that a police officer convicted of murdering an Associated Press photographer, Anja Niedringhaus, should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country’s attorney general.

Colorado will defend marijuana law against lawsuit from Oklahoma and Nebraska

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman announced Friday that the state will defend its legalization of marijuana for sale medicinally and recreationally against a lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Nebraska and Oklahoma. Friday was the final day for Colorado to respond to the lawsuit,...

Florist in Washington state fined for refusing to serve same-sex wedding

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A judge in Washington state on Friday fined a florist $1,000 after she refused to sell flower arrangements for a gay couple’s wedding, officials said. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who along with the couple — Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed — sued florist...

Colorado Asks Supreme Court To Toss Marijuana Lawsuit Filed By Nebraska, Oklahoma

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Colorado Attorney General's Office on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma that contends Colorado's legalization of marijuana is causing an increase in drug crimes in their states. Attorney...Show More Summary

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Steps In To Block Monstrous 'Sodomite Suppression Act'

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In late February Matt McLaughlin, a practicing attorney based in Huntington Beach, California, began collecting signatures and processing paperwork that would allow him to put up his “Sodomite Suppression Act” for a statewide referendum. The tone of the proposal language...

How a New Illinois Law Could Protect 12 Million From Identity Theft

By Tess Frame, Contributor It’s no surprise that Illinois consumers expressed identity theft as their No. 2 complaint, right behind debt, according to the state attorney general's office. Last year was marked by a string of cyberattacks against many large companies, including Target, Michael’s, LivingSocial, eBay, P.F. Show More Summary

The Tale of the Black Spider: The Supreme Court speaks

Matthew Flinn And so, the long legal saga of the Black Spider Letters finally comes to a close. I last blogged about this case back in October 2012. At that time, the Attorney General had ignited controversy by invoking a little-known power under section 53 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). Under that provision, […]

N.C. Democrats press Republican colleagues to support Lynch for AG

North Carolina’s three Democratic members of Congress are urging their state colleagues in the Senate to reconsider their opposition to the nomination of Loretta Lynch for United States Attorney General. Click to Continue »

U.S. House Democrats from NC urge state’s senators to vote for Loretta Lynch as attorney general

Three North Carolina Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to the state's two Republican senators on Friday, urging them to “stand on the right side of history” and… Click to Continue »

Proposition Jake

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Clip recap: Hey Gang! So there's this ridiculous bill circulating the Attorney Generals Office of California that calls for the execution of Gay TV Characters!..... Wait no... I mean the execution of REAL GAY people. What's called the...Show More Summary

Attorney General Threatens To Prosecute Reporters For Doing Their Job

When a top cop is mildly inconvenienced, threats of prosecution aren't far behind.

Federal Judge Blocks Gay Workers in Four States From Taking Unpaid Leave To Care For Sick Spouses

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been in office less than three months, but he's already making a name for himself as one of the nation's biggest anti-gay bigots. Last month, Paxton (above with Sen. Ted Cruz) sought to...

Kamala Harris, California’s Attorney General, Leaps to Forefront of Senate Race

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Ms. Harris has quickly established herself as the dominant candidate in what many had expected would be a sprawling battle to replace Senator Barbara Boxer.

Indonesia prepares to transfer Philippines drug convict for execution

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is preparing to move a Filipina death row inmate for execution after she lost her appeal in the Supreme Court earlier this week, the attorney general's spokesman said on Friday.

Perro Aguayo Jr. Autopsy Report Released To Public

Less than a week after his tragic death, the official autopsy report for wrestling star Perro Aguayo Jr. has been released. The Aguayo report was officially released by the Baja California Attorney General’s Office. According to the report, Aguayo fractured several vertebrae in his neck during a match last Friday night in Tijuana. Show More Summary

3 men get prison time for selling khat in New York

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Khat kingpin Yadeta (Murad) Bekri, 24, will serve three years behind bars and his U.S.-based managers Ahmed Adem and Bayan Yusuf, both 32, will serve two years as part of an agreement with the state’s Attorney General.

State Newspapers' Editorial Boards Shame Their GOP Senators For Blocking Vote On AG Nomination

Editorial boards in states with Republican senators are condemning their representatives for refusing to allow an up-or-down vote on Loretta Lynch, President Obama's highly-qualified pick to become the next U.S. Attorney General, despite bipartisan support for her nomination. Show More Summary

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