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‘This is embarrassing’: Obama rips GOP as Loretta Lynch confirmation delay rolls on

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday called on Republicans to schedule a vote on his nominee to replace outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, calling Loretta Lynch’s monthslong wait a case of Senate “dysfunction” gone too far. At a news conference with Italian Prime...

Excellus Wrongly Denied Coverage for Addiction, Eating Disorders, New York AG Says

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Excellus neither confirmed nor denied Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's findings.

Obama Beats Republicans Like Rented Mules Over ‘Embarrassing’ Loretta Lynch Delay

As day 150 of Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch’s wait for a vote to replace current AG Eric Holder began, it looked like political pressure and a procedural threat from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) might have sufficiently loosened the jar to ensure Lynch a confirmation vote some time next week. That didn’t stop [...]

Grassley to Holder: Why Is The VA Putting So Many Veterans on Your Federal Gun Ban List?

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder expressing deep concerns over...

Jeb Bush to GOP Senate: C’mon, confirm Loretta Lynch

“The longer it takes to confirm her, the longer Eric Holder stays as Attorney General.”

Jeb Bush Urges Republicans to Confirm Loretta Lynch

Jeb Bush endorsed Loretta Lynch for attorney general on Thursday night, urging Senate Republicans to confirm the president’s pick for who will replace Eric Holder, Politico reports.

AG Nominee Lynch Refuses to Answer Whether She’d Investigate Hillary’s Emails

US Senator David Vitter (R-LA) wrote Lynch, laying out the allegations and concerns arising from Clinton’s use of a private server and deletion of her emails, asking: If you are confirmed as Attorney General Eric Holder’s replacement, will you commit … Continue reading ?

NY Attorney General To Cuomo: You Have The Legal Power To Raise Minimum Wage

In the wake of yesterday's Fighting for $15 minimum wage demonstrations, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman points out how Gov. Andrew Cuomo has the power to raise the minimum wage by occupation. Seems like he's just thrownShow More Summary

Finally, reform of structuring forfeiture — and the farm story that helped

This is welcome news from the U.S. Department of Justice, and rather than try to rewrite I’ll just quote at length what my Cato colleague Adam Bates wrote: [On March 31] Attorney General Eric Holder issued new guidelines to federal prosecutors tightening the rules for seizing assets for so-called “structuring” offenses. Show More Summary

New York Fines Domino’s Franchise Owners $970K For Violating A Slew Of Labor Laws

Four franchise owners operating 29 Domino’s franchises and a former owner of six resturants in New York state will have to fork over a hefty wad of cash — $970,000 — to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office, to settle a slew of charges involving labor law violations. One of those owners is the same franchisee who was ordered to rehire … [More]

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman reports $327K in income

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reported taxable income of $327,516 in his fourth year as the state's top lawyer, including more than $49,000 from ordinary dividends and $127,000 in... To view the full story, click the title link.

AG Schneiderman will join Fight for $15 rally

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will rally with home health care aides Wednesday as part of the Fight for $15 movement.

Hey, Policymakers: Irregular Scheduling Is Hurting Low-Wage Workers

On Friday afternoon, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent a letter to 13 large retailers, including Gap, Target, and J.C. Penney, asking them about their scheduling practices. In particular, the letter alleged

Justice Department adrift as Republicans hold attorney general nomination hostage

Attorney General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, at her nomination press conference five months ago. Attorney General Eric Holder remains on the job, as Mitch McConnell continues to hold the nomination of Loretta Lynch—the first black woman to be nominated to the post—hostage to completely unrelated abortion politics. Show More Summary

NY Attorney General Targets Retailers Who Make Workers Stay "On Call"

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is probing chain clothing retailers for their practice of on-call scheduling, which forces workers into a purgatory of not knowing from day to day whether they'll have to report for duty, making something as simple as planning childcare or attending college extremely difficult—if the boss doesn't force you to quit school altogether. [ more › ]

Cooper Union Trustees Offer to Sacrifice School President to Appease State Attorney General

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

The board of trustees of the Cooper Union has offered not to renew the contract of the school's current president, Jamshed Bharucha, if it would help bring an end to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's investigation into the university's management.

The Justice Department wants its employees to stop sleeping with prostitutes

The Department of Justice is fed up with its employees soliciting prostitutes. In a new all-staff memo issued on Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder warned that such behavior could lead to being fired.  "The Department of Justice is measured by the conduct of those who work on its behalf. Show More Summary

Holder Reminds Federal Employees That Soliciting Prostitutes Is Illegal

Attorney General Eric Holder sent a memo to all Justice Department employees today reminding them that "the solicitation of prostitution threatens the core mission of the Department, not simply because it invites extortion, blackmail, and leaks of sensitive or classified information, but also because it undermines the Department's efforts to eradicate... More »

Memo to DOJ employees: don’t solicit prostitutes

Attorney General Eric Holder has issued a memo to Justice Department employees reminding them that soliciting prostitutes is against agency rules and can lead to suspension or termination. Continue reading ? The post Memo to DOJ employees: don’t solicit prostitutes appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Eric Holder warns DOJ personnel not to solicit prostitutes

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

The attorney general sent the prostitution memo to all department personnel

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