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Anonymous New Yorkers Upset over Attorney General Info Grab Sue Airbnb

An anonymous group of roughly two dozen New York Airbnb hosts, who call themselves “New Yorkers Making Ends Meet in the Sharing Economy," sued the San Francisco-based company Tuesday to prevent their private information from being released...Show More Summary

The Archaic Lending Tactic That's (Likely) Still Holding African American Business Owners Back

As New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman files suit against Evans Bank, a reminder that redlining is bad for business too.

Bad Cop Blotter: Can the Feds Fix Local Police?

US Attorney General Eric Holder meets with police officials in North Charleston, South Carolina. Photo by Ryan Johnson The August 9 shooting of Michael Brown was a tragedy, but at least the ensuing backlash against myriad police sins...Show More Summary

New York Set to Accuse Evans Bank of Redlining

Eric T. Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, is expected to file a suit as early as Tuesday accusing the Evans Bank of denying mortgages to African-Americans in Buffalo regardless of their credit.

Greg Abbott Files Emergency Request to Uphold Pro-Life Texas Law Closing Abortion Clinics

Late Sunday night, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an emergency request with a federal appeals court to uphold a pro-life law credited with closing multiple abortion clinics and cutting abortions 13 percent, saving an estimated 9,900 babies from abortion. The legislation, House Bill 2 (HB2), requires abortion facilities to meet the same safety standards […]

Ferguson and the Department of Justice

United States Attorney General Eric Holder. [T]he federal civil rights investigation into the shooting incident itself continues, in parallel with the local investigation into state law violations. Our investigators from the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Show More Summary

Anti-LGBT bigot attacks Roy Cooper

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Self-righteous indignation is so 1950's: Last month, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced that he would no longer defend the state’s marriage equality ban because "there are really no arguments left to be made." This did not sit well with Mark Creech, executive director of the North Carolina Action League. Show More Summary

McConnell Campaign Manager Quits Amid Iowa Probe

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton has quit the campaign with the clock counting down to the Nov. 4 general election against Democratic Attorney General Alison Lundergan Grimes. According to POLITICO, Benton was involved in the presidential race of former U.S. Show More Summary

Illinois Libertarians Lodge Criminal Complaints Over Armed Intimidation

The Libertarian Party of Illinois lodged complaints on Thursday with both the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Office of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez over intimidation tactics employed in an attempt...Show More Summary

Harsh Toke? Attorney General Wins Fight to Let WA Cities Ban Pot Stores

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Image courtesy Attorney General's Office Attorney General Bob Ferguson gets his day in court (of course, he gets a lot of days in court). A small city in Washington State is legally justified in banning pot stores, even though pot stores are legally allowed under state law, according to a Pierce County judge's decision this afternoon. Show More Summary

Greg Abbott chickens out of debating Wendy Davis, lies about it

Greg Abbott It seems Greg Abbott, the Texas attorney general and Republican nominee for governor, is having second thoughts about debating Wendy Davis—and his campaign feels a need to lie about the details of those second thoughts: Due...Show More Summary

Friday Links: Rockhold vs. Machida in the Works, TUF: Latin America Episode 1, Funniest ‘Final Destination’ Death-GIFs + More

(WEC NEVA DIE. Props: YouTube.com/UFC) Dana White: Luke Rockhold Will Probably Fight Lyoto Machida, Not Michael Bisping (BleacherReport) TUF Latin America: Episode 1 (MMAShare) Nevada Attorney General Goes After Wanderlei Silva, Wants...Show More Summary

With 'Torture' Disclosures, Obama, Holder Gave Islamists Media Ammunition

One of the major conservative criticisms of President Barack Obama's decision, early in his presidency, to release secret memoranda about interrogation techniques used against terrorists was that the president--and Attorney General Eric...Show More Summary

FLORIDA: Another State Appeals Court Defies Attorney General Pam Bondi

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

Two days ago Florida's Second District Court of Appeals disregarded the instructions of Attorney General Pam Bondi and kicked the marriage equality case before them upstairs to the state Supreme Court. Yesterday the Third District Court of Appeals also rejected Bondi's demand. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Rejects Florida AG Pam Bondi's Request to Hold Off On Gay Marriage Rulings

4 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Yesterday, a state appeals court rejected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's request that state courts stop considering same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether states have the right to ban gay marriage. The Miami Herald reports: “Upon...

Reverend’s Reviews: Trying for Greatness

Few still living are knowledgeable about American attorney and judge Francis Biddle, who passed away himself in 1968. Biddle became a household name in the 1940’s as both US Attorney General under President Roosevelt and the presiding...Show More Summary

Unbecoming

Matt Murphy, "Is 'unbecoming' becoming a sexist word? Warren Tolman apologizes after calling opponent Maura Healey unbecoming during debate", State House News Service 8/27/2014: BOSTON — Democratic attorney general candidate Warren Tolman...Show More Summary

The IRS Scandal, Day 477

Sharyl Attkisson: Can Justice Dept. Investigate IRS Impartially?: Should a special counsel take over the Justice Department probe of lost IRS emails and the targeting of conservative tax-exempt groups? Attorney General Eric Holder says there’s no need: his Justice Department is conducting a thorough and fair investigation. But can the...

Go Home Already: So We Beat On

End-of-day news: Irv Nathan might run for attorney general, local reporters argue over FOIA attribution, and more. [ more › ]

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