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

3 hours 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: 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

11 hours 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

12 hours 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


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 › ]

Nevada Attorney General goes after Wanderlei Silva, wants NSAC to deny Brazilian's motion for drug test dismissal

He's not out of the woods just yet. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight/light heavyweight attraction Wanderlei Silva no-showed the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing (for this) earlier this month in Las Vegas,...Show More Summary

Holder cuts left in on $17 billion Bank of America settlement

(Paul Mirengoff) Radical Democrat activist groups stand to collect millions from Attorney General Eric Holder’s record $17 billion deal to settle alleged mortgage abuse charges against Bank of America, Investors’ Business Daily reports:...Show More Summary

Not looking too good for the 20th or earlier Centuries

A three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit heard arguments of the conservative Attorney’s General of Wisconsin and Indiana Tuesday as the latter sought to forbid same sex marriages from occurring in Madison or Indianapolis. This is clearly not 2008 anymore.

What Would George Brandis’ Metadata Look Like? The Greens Want To Know

Following yesterday’s leak of the government’s metadata policy document, Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has challenged Attorney General George Brandis to publish his own metadata online. More »      

Paxton Secures Major Law Enforcement Endorsement

HOUSTON, Texas — Republican Attorney General Nominee, State Senator Ken Paxton, received the endorsement of one of Texas’ largest law enforcement association. The endorsement from the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) recognized the support from over 18,000 members across the length and width of the Lone Star State. Show More Summary

FLORIDA: Appeals Court Kicks Marriage Case Upstairs To State Supreme Court

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

Apparently ignoring the directions of Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Florida state appeals court today asked the state Supreme Court to issue a ruling on marriage equality. Via Equality Florida: “This is what we’ve been asking for all along. Show More Summary

Editorial Of The Day

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

From the Gainesville Sun: [Attorney General Pam] Bondi has dug in her heels, telling reporters last week she is "just getting started" in defending Florida's ban. Doing so defies common sense and wastes taxpayers dollars as the issue awaits a decisive U.S. Show More Summary

10th Circuit Grants Utah Extension To File Appeal Of Gay Marriage Ruling: VIDEO

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request by the state of Utah to extend its deadline for filing an appeal in a case challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to KSL Utah. Utah Attorney General Sean...

Wendy Davis Releases 'Desperate' Attack Ad Aimed at Greg Abbott

HOUSTON, Texas -- State Senator and gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis, recently released a new ad attacking her opponent, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott. The ad suggested that Abbott was is more interested in giving kickback payments to his supporters than finding a cure for cancer. Show More Summary

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