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America's Enormous Prison Population Got Even Bigger

1 hour agoNews : Reason

The U.S. Attorney General has been making headlines talking about the need for "smarter" sentencing and fewer people behind bars. But most of those who are incarcerated are doing time under state laws, and that point was driven homeShow More Summary

Doggie donations draw questions from Oregon AG

Obie won his life back, but the owner of the Portland dachshund who became an Internet sensation by shedding nearly three times his current weight faces a challenge by the Oregon State Attorney General's office over the way donations have been spent.

Justice Dept. announces $4.7 million plan to address rift between police and communities

14 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. government announced Thursday a $4.7-million program to shore up police-community relations in the wake of the police killing of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri. Attorney General Eric Holder said the initiative would aim to combat distrust between police departments and the public....

Could Democrats Pick Up Lite Gov and AG?

According to the 11 Alive/Survey USA poll that Charlie posted last week, Democrats are much closer in the Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General races than they probably should be. Connie Stokes is the longer shot of the two races....Show More Summary

U.S. attorney general announces grant to study police racial profiling

21 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday announced the award of a $4.75 million three-year grant to a group of educational and research organizations to study arrest data in five U.S. cities and implement changes to combat any findings of racial profiling. Show More Summary

Errol Louis: A profile in political cowardice

A little-noticed Washington scandal entered its final phase this week, as lawyer Debo Adegbile quietly withdrew his name from consideration for the job of assistant attorney general for civil rights, choosing instead to join the WilmerHale firm as a commercial litigator.

Abortionist Faces State Complaint for Not Reporting Statutory Rape

Four Indiana abortion practitioners face state complaints for violating state abortion laws, including not filing reports about statutory rape cases. Today, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office announced that the state hasShow More Summary

U.S. attorney general to propose more rewards, agents to fight Wall St crime

By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street whistleblowers who provide U.S. prosecutors with evidence of financial fraud should get larger rewards for their efforts, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder plans to say in a speech on Wednesday, according to a Justice Department official. Show More Summary

New York Says Barclays Move To Toss Fraud Case Should Be Denied

By Herbert Lash NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general said on Tuesday that Barclays Plc's motion to dismiss the state's lawsuit alleging the bank lied to customers about "high-frequency" trading on its private trading platform should be denied. Show More Summary

Actavis plc (ACT) Manipulating Patients to Use New Alzheimer’s Drug: NY AG’s Office

Actavis plc (NYSE:ACT) is in hot water with the New York Attorney General’s office over practices they feel are manipulative of patients. As Meg Tirrell reported on CNBC today, the drug company is employing a practice called “hard switching” with patients currently on their existing Alzheimer’s drug Namenda, the patent on which is about to […]

Walmart Told Customers a Fake ‘Sugar Tax’ Was Making Their Coke Cost More

"Roll those prices back," says the attorney general. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said today that Walmart will pay $66,000 in false-advertising charges related to a Coke ad that ran to promote a Father's Day sale. The retailer advertised it was selling Coca-Cola 12-packs for the low price of $3, but registers rang the soda up at $3.50. Show More Summary

Gun Group Fails Miserably In Its Attempt To Blame Smart Guns For Recent Election Losses

The gun industry's trade group is claiming Democratic Massachusetts attorney general candidate Warren Tolman's September 9 primary defeat occurred because of his support for smart gun technology. But the candidate who won the primary...Show More Summary

N.Y.: Wal-Mart levied fictional 'sugar tax' on soda

New York's attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Wal-Mart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent "sugar tax" on soda. The attorney general's office...

Should You Be Concerned About Apple Watch Privacy?

The Connecticut Attorney General has questions for Apple about its latest gadget.

Florida AG Pam Bondi Appeals Broward County Decision Striking Down Gay Marriage Ban

2 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a motion appealing Broward County Judge Dale Cohen's ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Cohen stayed his ruling for 30 days, allowing the state time to appeal before...

Attorney general wants to quiz Tim Cook about Apple Watch privacy

Tim Cook may have been on the receiving end of welcoming notes from other watchmakers now the Apple Watch has been announced, but not every note has been so friendly. On Monday, the office of Connecticut attorney general George Jepsen revealed … Read more ›

Feinberg: 19 Deaths Thus Far Linked To Faulty GM Ignition

Over a month since the first claims were filed by those affected by a defective General Motors ignition switch originally linked to 31 accidents and 13 deaths, compensation administrator and attorney Kenneth Feinberg has found a total of 19 deaths and 31 eligible claims thus far. Show More Summary

New York Files an Antitrust Suit Against the Maker of an Alzheimer’s Drug

3 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

The state attorney general said Actavis’s plan to stop selling an older tablet in favor of a newer one was an attempt to maintain a monopoly.

NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap

New York's attorney general is trying to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients. He argues the manufacturer is illegally driving patients to its... To view the full story, click the title link.

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