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Good step by AG Healey. Next steps?

Brava to the new Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, for indicating her displeasure with the Partners Healthcare System deal submitted by her predecessor. I'm guessing that the Court is now very unlikely to appprove the proposed settlement. Show More Summary

Daily Signal Contributor Sharyl Attkisson To Testify At Attorney General Nominee Lynch's Hearing

Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been invited by Republicans to testify at a hearing on President Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch. Attkisson, who writes for the conservative Heritage Foundation's Daily SignalShow More Summary

Uber Promises Not To Gouge You That Much During The Blizzard

Just so we're all clear on this: Your Uber driver is not allowed to pull any "surge pricing" funny business over the next couple blizzard days. Per Uber's agreement with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, prices are not allowed to exceed 2.8 times the usual fare. Here's a statement from Uber: [ more › ]

Uber To Cap Surge Pricing During East Coast Snowstorm

Uber, a ride-hailing startup that lets people book cars using their smartphones, said in an emailed statement Monday it would suspend price surges during the storm, following a policy developed with New York Attorney General Schneiderman last year. The post Uber To Cap Surge Pricing During East Coast Snowstorm appeared first on WIRED.

N.Y. AG Seeks To Have the ‘Strongest, Most Comprehensive’ Data Security Law in Nation

18 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Last week, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that he would propose a new data security law in his state that would require companies to take increased safeguards for the protection of personal information.

White House Droned (Peacefully), Yemen Droned (Not-So-Peacefully), Ohio Sues over Obamacare Taxes: P.M. Links

19 hours agoNews : Reason

A harmless, small surveillance drone flew onto White House grounds this morning, prompting a lockdown. In the wake of the Supreme Court taking up cases about how Oklahoma executes its prisoners, the state’s attorney general is asking...Show More Summary

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to Appeal Gay Marriage Ruling to Eleventh Circuit

22 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has filed a notice of appeal to the Eleventh Circuit regarding last week's federal ruling that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Yesterday, we reported that U.S. District Judge Callie V. Granade placed a...

Oklahoma Seeks to Postpone Executions Amid High Court Review

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Monday filed a request to postpone the pending executions of three men until the U.S. Supreme Court finishes reviewing the legality of the state’s lethal-injection process.

Jacob Sullum on the Overenthusiastic Response to Eric Holder's Forfeiture Reform

yesterdayNews : Reason

Contrary to what you may have read recently, Attorney General Eric Holder did not put an end to civil forfeiture, a form of legalized heft in which the government takes property allegedly linked o crime without even charging the owner,...Show More Summary

"El Chapo" Guzman: U.S. Makes New Push for Extradition

Mexico's Attorney General last week said he believed the U.S. was hours away from filing a new extradition request for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. His lawyers immediately filed a new request a writ of Amparo seeking protection from extradition.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Inevitable justice temporarily delayed in Alabama

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Good As You

In order to give Alabama's Republican Attorney General "time to present his arguments to the Eleventh Circuit so that the appeals court can decide whether to dissolve or continue the stay pending appeal (assuming there will be an appeal.), Judge...

BREAKING: Federal Judge Issues 14-Day Stay On Alabama Same-Sex Marriage

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the order: The Attorney General argues that a stay will serve the public interest by avoiding the confusion and inconsistency that will result from an on-again, off-again enforcement of marriage laws. The court finds that the state’s...Show More Summary

Alabama GOP Chair Has Marriage Sadz

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

"The far left-wing radical agenda of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have brought to Alabama’s front door their effort to redefine marriage.I urge the Attorney General’s office to use every resource available to challenge, to the fullest extent, this ruling and stop the federal government’s overreaching power in this case. Show More Summary

Has Loretta Lynch violated the rights of crime victims?

(Paul Mirengoff) Although, we have criticized the nomination of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General on a number of grounds, there’s one substantial criticism that I’m not sure we have raised. Lynch appears to have made plea deals with white collar criminals that violated the rights of crime victims. Show More Summary

America's Frightening "Policing For Profit" Nightmare

Submitted by Roger Pilon via The National Interest, In a move to check certain abuses inherent in the nation’s asset forfeiture law, Attorney General Eric Holder announced last Friday that the Justice Department would limit its practice of “adopting” state and local law-enforcement seizures of property for subsequent forfeiture to the government. Show More Summary

ALABAMA: AG Asks Federal Judge To Stay Her Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

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

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange tonight filed an emergency stay request with federal Judge Ginny Granade, the same judge who struck down the ban on same-sex marriage several hours ago. From Strange's motion: Defendant and the...Show More Summary

Attorney general pick Loretta Lynch shaped by work with Rwanda tribunal

As a longtime federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., Loretta Lynch confronted murderers, the Mafia and violent drug peddlers. She is probably best known for convicting two New York police officers in the 1997 broomstick sodomizing of Haitian immigrant Abner Louima.

ARKANSAS: AG Requests Second Round Of Oral Arguments In State Marriage Case

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

Newly-elected Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, the first Republican to hold that office in her state, has requested that the state Supreme Court re-hear oral arguments in one of her state's two marriage equality cases because there are new justices on the bench. Show More Summary

Opening Bell: 1.23.15

High-Frequency Probe’s First Target Is Barclays (Bloomberg) New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s 10-month investigation into high-speed trading has so far led to one big target: Barclays Plc. Almost a year after New York’s top...Show More Summary

5 Things You Need to Know About Antonio Villaraigosa

Speculation is heating up that former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa might run for an open Senate seat in California. So far, Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris is the only candidate who has officially announced a bid for the seat that Sen. Barbara Boxer will vacate in 2016. But Villaraigosa, also a Democrat, has been…

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