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South Dakota AG Calls For ‘Coexistence’ Between Gay Marriage And Religious Rights

12 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

South Dakota’s Attorney General Marty Jackley accurately predicted last fall that the legality of gay marriage, including South Dakota’s gay marriage ban, would ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. Now that the decision has be… The post South Dakota AG Calls For ‘Coexistence’ Between Gay Marriage And Religious Rights appeared first on Towleroad.

Eric Holder, former US attorney general, to return to law firm

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will return as a partner at the law firm he had left to become the nation’s top law enforcement official, his new employer said in a statement. Holder, who led the Justice Department from 2009 to 2015 and was one of President Barack Obama’s...

Documents Allegedly Prove Malaysian Prime Minister Funneled $700 Million From State Fund

yesterdayNews : Vice News

Investigators have furnished Malaysia's attorney general with documents that allegedly show that Prime Minister Najib Razak funneled nearly $700 million from an indebted government investment fund into his personal account. The probe...Show More Summary

Religion at work

To the editor: Would the Texas attorney general condone county clerks of one religion refusing to issue building permits to construct houses of worship for another religion? ("Vows against gay marriage," June 30) Could a religiously pacifist clerk in Texas refuse to issue concealed-carry handgun...

Malaysia's attorney general says has seen documents on Najib allegations

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's attorney-general said on Saturday that a task force investigating state fund 1MDB had passed several documents to him, including ones connected to allegations that money was transferred into the account of Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Texas AG Over Stance on Marriage Licenses

The state's first openly gay legislator filed the complaint with the State Bar of Texas, saying Attorney General Ken Paxton is encouraging county clerks to defy the law by denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples. read more

Texas’ 1st Gay Lawmaker Files Ethics Complaint Against AG Ken Paxton Over Gay Marriage Defiance

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Things just keep getting worse for anti-gay Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. On Thursday, we told you how Paxton is facing possible first-degree felony charges, which carry a penalty of up to life in prison, for securities fraud. Show More Summary

The Ten Commandments Are Not a Foundation of Western Law, and We’re Better Off Because of It

Earlier this week, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the Ten Commandments monument on Capitol grounds was unconstitutional: Attorney General Scott Pruitt immediately denounced the decision:

Fancy Restaurant Kept $500K in Servers' Tips

One of America's ritziest restaurants has been ordered to give around 70 servers a total $500,000 for engaging in what New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman calls some pretty lowly behavior: cheating servers out of their tips. The AG's office says Manhattan restaurant Per Se, which charges $310 for...

Recent Listening: Dave Bass, Tiempo Libre

3 days agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

Dave Bass, NYC Sessions (Whaling City Sound) In the 1970s when pianist Dave Bass thought that a broken wrist had ended his career, he dropped out of music and into law school. Eventually, he became deputy attorney general of California. Through the years Bass continued to play, but not publicly until he agreed in 2005 […]

State budget battle moves to court

The Illinois budget stalemate moved from the statehouse to the courthouse Thursday when Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked a judge to rule on what bills can be paid and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner accused her of trying to prevent state workers from getting their full paychecks.

Texas Attorney General Could Face Felony Charge

The criminal investigation against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) “has taken a more serious turn, with special prosecutors now planning to present a first-degree felony securities fraud case against him,” WFAA reports.

Kansas Will Appeal Judge’s Ruling Striking Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

The Kansas Attorney General said today that the state of Kansas will appeal a judge’s decision striking down a pro-life law that bans dismemberment abortions tearing unborn babies limb from limb. The pro-life law is the first in the nation to ban the gruesome method of abortions. Here’s a report with the latest: Lawyers representing […]

Per Se Violated Labor Law With ‘Service Charge,’ Inquiry Finds

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The restaurant described an operational charge for private dining events using terminology that the state attorney general said could lead customers to believe it was a tip for employees.

Owner of Unlicensed Abortion Clinics Caught Lying About Selling Them to Stay in Business

A complaint filed by the New Jersey Attorney General’s office alleges that the notorious abortionist Steven Chase Brigham continues to illegally operate seven abortion facilities in New Jersey, having never actually transferred ownership to his long-time associate, abortionist Vikram H. Kaji. A complaint was filed by the Attorney General’s office on June 16, 2015. It […]

When EPA worries about regulating puddles, it has gone too far

By Luther Strange, Alabama Attorney General The latest example of Obama Administration overreach is here. A new regulation issued by the Environmental Protection Agency would greatly expand federal authority over Alabama waters. The administration is selling the rule as protecting drinking water, but – make no mistake — this is about power and control. Just…

Atty. Gen. to handle case of retired judge who police say fired on them

The California attorney general's office will decide whether to criminally charge a retired Los Angeles County judge accused of opening fire on police officers during a standoff at his home last month, a district attorney's office spokeswoman said Thursday.

Anti-Gay Texas AG Ken Paxton Could Face Life In Prison For Securities Fraud – VIDEO

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The other day, we told you how Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton encouraged county clerks to ignore the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage if they have religious objections. Now, it appears as though the notion of picking… The post Anti-Gay Texas AG Ken Paxton Could Face Life In Prison For Securities Fraud – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.

Wingnut Gay-Hatin’ Texas A.G. Might Go To Jail Forever Because HAHAHAHAHA

Hey, remember that scummy Texas Attorney General, name of Ken Paxton, who had that huge baby tantrum over gay marriage in Texas? That was fun. Turns out he might get to avoid being throatcrammed by gay marriage after all, due to being in jail forever, for being a securities fraudster: Read more on Wingnut Gay-Hatin’ Texas A.G. Might Go To Jail Forever Because HAHAHAHAHA…

Overpriced Per Se? retaurant stiffed waiters, AG says

3 days agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

One of the world’s most expensive restaurants, Per Se?,? on Columbus Circle, was pocketing tips meant for waiters and waitresses, the state Attorney General’s office announced Thursday — and now...

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