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Va. attorney general gives abortion rights advocates a boost

RICHMOND — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) ­sided Monday with abortion rights advocates seeking to free clinics from strict, hospital-style building standards, issuing a legal opinion that whipped up those on both sides of the polarizing issue.Read full article >>

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring Sides With Abortion Industry, Puts Women’s Lives at Risk

In arguably the least surprising legal opinion of 2015, pro-abortion Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) issued an opinion today that adopts the abortion industry’s position on a 2013 law intended to upgrade abortion clinics and make them safer for women. Abortion clinics have moaned and groaned about the requirement that abortion clinics be treated […]

North Carolina Forfeiture Case Reveals Limits of Executive Reform, Government Defensiveness

In March, we detailed reforms announced by Attorney General Eric Holder to federal asset forfeitures under the Bank Secrecy Act’s “structuring” law.  Those changes mirror an earlier policy shift by the Internal Revenue Service.  Unfortunately...Show More Summary

Spinning Class with the U.S. Attorney General: Fewer Seats, Many Congratulations

Nabbing a seat at the popular Sunday morning spin class at the Crunch gym on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn is a little harder now that regular rider Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as attorney general of the United States.

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: What's going on with Beau Biden?

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Possible Delaware gubernatorial candidate Beau Biden with his father Vice President Joe Biden Leading Off: • DE-Gov: It's still anyone's guess if former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, will run for governor next year. Show More Summary

Suicide blast targets government officials in Kabul

Taliban claims responsibility for deadly attack on bus carrying employees of Afghan attorney general's office.

Loretta Lynch Unveils $20,000,000 Program to Expand Cop Body Cameras

Just a week on the job, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday unveiled a $20 million pilot program to expand the use of police body cameras for “transparency” amid nationwide protests over law enforcement treatment of suspects, according to NBC News.

Saturday Politics Thread: The Airing of the Grievances [Y-not]

Good morning! Last week our Betters in the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General, replacing the odious Eric Holder. Sadly, by all accounts Ms. Lynch is not any better. You can brush up on her here....

At Nonprofit Organizations, a Lack of Regulation Invites Failure

Cooper Union. Image by I, DavidShankbone via Wikimedia Commons This April, New York’s Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced plans to crack down on Cooper Union, a private college renowned for its arts and design programs and the practice of offering a tuition-free education. Show More Summary

Justice Department announces $20 million body camera pilot program

Attorney General Loretta Lynch capped her first, challenging week at the helm of the Justice Department by announcing a $20 million police body camera pilot project. "This body-worn camera pilot program is a vital part of the Justice...Show More Summary

DOJ to Give Up to 50 Police Departments Grants for Body Cameras

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a new body camera pilot program on Friday that will give up to 50 police departments matching funds to help buy body cameras and teach officers how to use them. The pilot program, the first part of the $75 million body camera initiative proposed... More »

Russian Politician Threatens To Sue Apple For 'Gay Propaganda’ U2 Album Gift: LISTEN

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A Russian politician has asked the country’s attorney general to investigate Apple for distributing “gay propaganda” following the free distribution of U2 album Songs of Innocence

NY settles wage case with chicken fast-food chain KFC

New York's attorney general has announced a settlement for $375,000 with the operator of 13 KFC restaurants in New York City. The settlement with KFC Corp. franchisee Divine Investors LLC and... To view the full story, click the title link.

Could Loretta Lynch Be a Worse Attorney General than Eric Holder?

For America’s police, there’s little to smile about in Ms. Lynch’s Justice Department installation save for Holder’s exit.

David Dehmann: Autistic Man Killed By Ohio Cop, Head Smashed On Ground During Take Down Hold

The Ohio state attorney general’s office is investigating the death of a 33-year-old autistic man, David Levi Dehmann, who died in police custody. Police reports indicate the autistic man was arrested for disorderly conduct and was taken to the Knox County Jail to be booked. Show More Summary

PETA Files Complaint Over Staged Fights Between Animals in ‘Roid Rage’ Lab Studies

PETA is calling on the Massachusetts attorney general to investigate evidence showing that experimenters in the psychology department at Northeastern University are conducting experiments that involve forcing hamsters to... The post PETA Files Complaint Over Staged Fights Between Animals in ‘Roid Rage’ Lab Studies appeared first on PETA.

Law Day -- and a Look Back

Today we celebrate Law Day in the U.S. As the new Attorney General in 1961, my father took that time to address the University of Georgia shortly after the university integrated and allowed two African-American students, Charlene Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, to register. Show More Summary

WBO backs investigation of Haymon

“I’m in agreement with the ABC’s request to the US Attorney General to investigate Haymon,” said WBO president Paco Valcarcel on Thursday via Twitter. “The time is right to investigate him and all of us! The World Boxing Organization is … Continue reading ? The post WBO backs investigation of Haymon appeared first on Boxing News.

Schneiderman channels Willie Sutton in charity bust

When state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman discovered that a charity's trustee had turned it into his personal piggy bank, he obtained a $1 million settlement—but nothing from the trustee.... To view the full story, click the title link.

Looter of charity unscathed, if dead, as board members pay the price

When state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman discovered that a charity's new boss had turned the organization into his personal piggy bank, he obtained a $1 million settlement—but nothing from... To view the full story, click the title link.

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