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BP to Pay Over $20Bln for 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The US Department of Justice has secured a record resolution of over $20 billion for claims against BP for its 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced during a press conference on Monday.

Brazil attorney general urges new judge for key Rousseff case

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's attorney general argued on Sunday for the removal of a judge overseeing an investigation of embattled President Dilma Rousseff's accounts, a last-minute attempt to avoid a ruling that could lead to her impeachment.

N.M. Secretary of State Charged with Identity Theft

New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran was charged Friday with identity theft as she faces dozens of other counts alleging campaign finance fraud. The state attorney general's office filed the new criminal complaint in state district court accusing Duran of listing a former state lawmaker as treasurer of her campaign without his knowledge. Show More Summary

Ken Cuccinelli leaves the door open for another run for Virginia governor

The former attorney general said he has not ruled out making another bid in 2017.

In Mississippi, ‘last Democrat in Dixie’ fights to survive

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s campaign messaging highlights his passion for hunting and his ties to the state’s popular Republican governor. But the prosecutor sometimes called the “last Democrat in Dixie” glosses over his own party affiliation. He has good reason:...

The Justice Department Invests in Combatting Recidivism

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces a $53 million effort to keep newly released inmates out of jail.

Oklahoma Attorney General Asks to Stay All Executions After Glossip Drug Mix-up

A day after Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin granted a last-minute stay of execution to death row prisoner Richard Glossip due to concerns that an unapproved drug was to be used in his lethal injection, the state’s attorney general has asked for an indefinite stay of all scheduled executions in the... More »

NY landlord violated oil spill prevention law must pay $151G

3 days agoNews : NY Daily News

A NY landlord accused of violating oil spill prevention laws will pay $151G penalty as part of settlement with state attorney general.

Mexico Acknowledged Torturing Key Witness In 43 Students Case

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The office of Mexico's federal attorney general determined that security forces tortured a key witness in the case of the missing 43 students before certifying his testimony and prosecuting him anyway, according to documents obtained...Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

Another day… A shooter described as a 20-year-old man opened fire on a rural community college campus in Oregon on Thursday morning, killing multiple people and injuring even more. Ellen F. Rosenblum, the Oregon attorney general, said her office believed that 13 people were killed in the shooting and another 20 people were injured… […]

Oregon community college shooter asked people to state their religion, according to one student's account

Thirteen people were killed and 20 injured in a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon on Thursday morning, the Oregon attorney general told MSNBC. The gunman, who is reportedly a 20-year-old male, is also dead, according...Show More Summary

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to run for California attorney general

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, a Democrat from Sacramento, filed papers Thursday showing his intention to join a possibly crowded field of candidates running for state attorney general in 2018. Jones, 53, filed papers that allow him to begin fundraising for the election in three...

Oregon Attorney General to Brian Williams: Gun Laws 'Not Relevant' in Mass Shooting

On Thursday, Brian Williams predictably raised the gun control issue as he anchored MSNBC's breaking news coverage of a mass shooting in Oregon. Williams asked Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, "Can I ask you about your gun laws – concealed carry, that kind of thing?"

Oregon Tragedy 264th Mass Shooting of the Year

The gun rampage at Umpqua Community College has reportedly killed at least 13 and injured some 20 more. The shooter, according to the state's attorney general, has been "neutralized." The college serves the area of Roseburg, Oregon, a small city in center-west Oregon, 180 miles south of Portland, a good haul...

Oklahoma seeks to halt three executions after drug mix-up

The Oklahoma attorney general on Thursday sought an indefinite stay of three upcoming executions including that of Richard Glossip, whose planned execution a day earlier was stopped at the last minute because of a mix-up with lethal injection drugs. Show More Summary

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Believes Same-Sex Marriage, Like Abortion, Will Be Rolled Back

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been a vocal opponent of marriage equality along with his attorney general, Derek Schmidt, who unsuccessfully represented the state in federal court in 2014. Then, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned...Show More Summary

Oklahoma AG Suspends Executions Indefinitely After Drug Mix-Up

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Oklahoma attorney general has suspended all executions in the state following a disastrous lethal injection drug mix-up that occurred just hours before a scheduled Wednesday execution. Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R) on Thursday...Show More Summary

Oklahoma Attorney General Asks Court To Halt All Executions In His State

Oklahoma has to halt executions because it doesn't have the drug it needs to kill people. The post Oklahoma Attorney General Asks Court To Halt All Executions In His State appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane (D) is getting indicted AGAIN.

Does this woman even understand what an Attorney General does? Seriously, the point of the job is to help fight crime.  Not commit crime. Anyway, it's yet another perjury charge, and this is the really entertaining bit: "[t]he new charge Thursday stems from evidence found during an execution of a search warrant at her office Sept. Show More Summary

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