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Statewide task force wants to improve response to sex assault

The Illinois attorney general and the Cook County state's attorney on Tuesday announced a statewide task force to improve the evidence collection, investigation and prosecution of sexual assault. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan...Show More Summary

“2 top local officials call for state attorney general to investigate Bloomingburg voting”

News from NY: Top officials of the Town of Mamakating and Village of Bloomingburg have called on state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate what the officials call systemic examples of voter fraud in Bloomingburg over the past two years. … Continue reading ?

Orbital Publishing Accused of Fraud in Selling Subscriptions

Attorneys general in New York, Oregon, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas have accused the company of overcharging for subscriptions and keeping the difference in price.

President Obama Commutes Sentences of 22 Convicted of Drug Crimes

In 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. spoke out against the lengthy sentences that people selling drugs received and on Tuesday, President Barack Obama commuted some 22 federal prisoners, some of whom were serving life in prison for drug distribution, backing a shift by the White House to reduce harsh penalties for non-violent drug crimes.

Cooper Union To Charge Students For Taking Extra Credits

Once historically-free Cooper Union has already riled students and alumni and sparked an investigation by the Attorney General's office over their decision to charge tuition, citing an "unavoidable" financial crisis that many suspect is due in part to mismanagement. Show More Summary

Eric Holder Issues New Asset Forfeiture Restrictions for Structuring Offenses

Adam Bates Today Attorney General Eric Holder issued new guidelines to federal prosecutors tightening the rules for seizing assets for so-called “structuring” offenses. Under the Bank Secrecy Act, structuring occurs when someone is suspected...Show More Summary

Holder announces new limits on civil asset forfeitures

Attorney General Eric H. Holder announced new curbs Tuesday on the government’s use of civil asset forfeiture laws, saying that federal authorities will only seize bank accounts when serious illegal transactions have been documented....Show More Summary

Authorities In Five States Suing Magazine & Newspaper Subscription Service Accused Of Fraud

The attorneys general of five states have filed a lawsuit against a company they say is peddling magazine and newspaper subscriptions it isn’t authorized to sell, and charging highly inflated prices for them to boot. Authorities in New York, Oregon, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas are accusing Oregon-based Orbital Publishing Group Inc. Show More Summary

States Go After Subscription Scam That Targeted Millions

Andrew Burton/Getty ImagesNew York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Five attorneys general joined forces and filed lawsuits intended to shut down a massive alleged newspaper and magazine subscription scam that solicited millions...Show More Summary

3 Count: Tidal Wave

Jay Z faces a trial in sampling lawsuit, judge rules in favor of Google in MS Attorney General dispute and Tidal makes waves with musicians.

All Opinions Are Local: Ken Cuccinelli’s new direction

Is one-time conservative firebrand Ken Cuccinelli undergoing a makeover?The hard-line former Virginia attorney general who lost a bitter gubernatorial race to Democrat Terry McAuliffe in 2013 is now helping run an oyster farm and sounding...Show More Summary

Wonderful: Islamic Terror Organization Hires DC Consulting Firm Run by Former Clinton Assistant Attorney General

Can we please get back the manufactured hysteria over Indiana and stop bringing up these messy stories? Last week, O’Dwyers PR Report, a leading trade magazine, revealed that The Raben Group, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying and consulting firm owned by … Continued

Scott Shackford on the Settlement Shakedown

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Under Attorney General Eric Holder, the Department of Justice has netted more than $100 billion in civil fines, settlements, and restitution for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. Criminal fines and settlements account for another $80 billion. Show More Summary

Senate Republicans blame intransigence on Lynch nomination on 'constituents'

Congress is now on recess for two weeks, with the Senate leaving some critical work undone. Most critical, the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general, which has already set a record for Republican obstruction. Senate Republicans...Show More Summary

TEXAS: GOP Rep Wants To Revoke Insurance Benefits For Same-Sex Partners Of Public School Employees

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Only three Texas school districts offer plus-one insurance benefits that are inclusive of same-sex partners and even asshat Gov. Greg Abbott said that was legal back when he was the state's attorney general. But that isn't stopping state Rep Drew Springer, who can't even spell his own hate messages properly. Show More Summary

GNC Agrees To Tighten Herbal Supplement Testing

An investigation by the Attorney General in February revealed that herbal supplements are really quite dodgy when it comes to what's actually in them. Now, AG Eric Schneiderman announced today a new agreement in which vitamin giant GNC will begin to more rigorously test its products before putting them on shelves. [ more › ]

Mother Kills 2 Daughters, Self

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) -- A 34-year-old woman shot and killed her two young daughters at their New Hampshire home before killing herself, authorities said Monday. Assistant Attorney General Jay McCormack said police received a 911 call Saturday regarding a deceased woman at the home in Bedford. Show More Summary

GNC resumes selling herbal brand under deal with N.Y. attorney general

Nutritional supplement retailer GNC Holdings Inc. can resume selling some of its most popular products, including echinacea, ginseng and St. John’s Wort, under an agreement announced Monday with New York’s attorney general.

Herbal Disclosure

Rather quickly, we have some results from that conflict between the New York State Attorney General and the herbal supplements retailers. GNC has reached a deal with the office, and will (1) use DNA barcoding assays to verify that their...Show More Summary

GNC Agrees To DNA, Allergen Testing Of Herbal Supplements

Earlier this year, New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent cease-and-desist letters to several major retailers, including Target, Walgreens, and GNC, after genetic testing of store-brand herbal supplements found that many...Show More Summary

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