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Congress’ cannabis caucus ready to ‘bump heads’ with anti-pot Trump attorney general

Congress is forming a cannabis caucus with high hopes of protecting a pot industry besieged by fears of a potential federal crackdown. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican who’s an … Click to Continue »

Prosecutors And Anti-Sex Trafficking Advocates Aren't Happy With The Government's Treatment Of Backpage

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Kamala Harris -- former California Attorney General and current US Senator -- may have failed in her attempt to take Backpage down, but her dubious legacy lives on. The same day the US Supreme Court denied certification to an appealShow More Summary

California's new attorney general is latest to back state Sen. Ed Hernandez for lieutenant governor

Essential Politics: California politicians speak out on 9th Circuit Court ruling, Sen. Kamala Harris proposes attorney access bill prompted by travel ban Feb. 13, 2017, 11:50 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching...

Chuck Cooper, Lawyer Who Defended Prop 8, is Trump’s Likely Choice for Solicitor General

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Chuck Cooper, the lawyer who defended California’s Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court, is Trump’s leading candidate for Solicitor General, Yahoo News reports: Cooper is a longtime friend of Trump’s attorney general nominee, Sen. Jeff… Read The post Chuck Cooper, Lawyer Who Defended Prop 8, is Trump’s Likely Choice for Solicitor General appeared first on Towleroad.

California's New Attorney General Isn't Interested In Secession Talk

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) dismissed recent interest in the state seceding from the United States, but vowed to challenge President Donald Trump’s encroachments on California policy. Supporters of secession are currently collecting signatures in hopes of getting the so-called “Calexit” initiative on the 2018 statewide ballot. Show More Summary

As Trump's Muslim ban sowed chaos, one attorney general mounted an innovative challenge

Coming into Donald Trump's presidency, Democratic attorneys general dominated talk as one of the best and only lines of defense against the GOP-laden federal government. In particular, New York's Eric Schneiderman and California's Xavier Becerra got a lot of ink. Show More Summary

Eric Holder Is Getting Paid a Boat Load of Money By California Taxpayers to Oppose President Trump

According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, former Attorney General Eric Holder is being paid a boat load of taxpayer money to fight and...

Attorney general's probe finds no evidence of wrongdoing by deputies in death of Mitrice Richardson

California attorney general’s investigation has failed to uncover evidence that would merit criminal charges against Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies for their handling of the disappearance and death of Mitrice Richardson, according to an official letter. The 24-year-old woman went missing...

I HOPE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS WILL MAKE FIXING THIS A PRIORITY: Experts…

I HOPE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS WILL MAKE FIXING THIS A PRIORITY: Experts: California voter registration system ‘highly susceptible’ to fraud. We may need additional legislation from Congress, too.

California Today: California Today: A Busy Week for the New Attorney General

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Wednesday: A conversation with Xavier Becerra, state leaders challenge President Trump, and an easy getaway for San Franciscans.

When Dianne Feinstein opposes Jeff Sessions, the activism is working! KEEP. IT. UP.

Last November, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein "declined to take a hard line" against GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general, saying only that he would get a " full and fair” confirmation process. But this Tuesday Feinstein, acting...Show More Summary

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she will vote 'no' on Jeff Sessions' nomination for U.S. attorney general

Essential Politics: Lofgren demands meeting with Homeland Security secretary, California politicians speak out against Trump's actions on immigration Jan. 31, 2017, 7:49 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right...

State attorneys general met in Florida to strategize on how to counter Trump, Becerra says

Essential Politics: Lofgren demands meeting with Homeland Security secretary, California politicians speak out against Trump's actions on immigration Jan. 30, 2017, 4:47 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right...

Attorneys General From 16 States Condemn Trump Immigration Order

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Jan 29 (Reuters) - Attorneys general from 16 U.S. states, including California, New York and Pennsylvania, issued a joint statement on Sunday condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority...Show More Summary

California’s first Latino attorney general to fight Trump’s immigration policies

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The first Latino attorney general in California is ready for a battle against the Trump administration. Xavier Becerra, a son of Mexican immigrants and former California congressman, joined several Democratic lawmakers in the so-called Golden State who denounced Wednesday President Donald Trump’s...

Authorities link 5 killings from 1980s to dead California inmate

Authorities in New Hampshire are linking five deaths from the 1980s to a man who died in a California prison in 2010 while serving a sentence for killing and dismembering his wife. State police and the attorney general's office said Thursday they believe the killer was a man known as Bob Evans....

Watch live: California's Senate leader expected to respond to Trump's immigration orders

Essential Politics: Gov. Brown delivers State of the State address, Xavier Becerra is sworn in as California's new attorney general Jan. 25, 2017, 12:54 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry...

Intelligence committee led by Californians investigating Russian influence in 2016 election

Essential Politics: Gov. Brown delivers State of the State address, Xavier Becerra is sworn in as California's new attorney general Jan. 25, 2017, noon This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry Brown...

State legislators react to Trump's immigration executive orders

Essential Politics: Gov. Brown delivers State of the State address, Xavier Becerra is sworn in as California's new attorney general Jan. 25, 2017, noon This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry Brown...

No stamp, no problem: Lawmaker says postage-paid ballots should be available to all Californians

Essential Politics: Gov. Brown delivers State of the State address, Xavier Becerra is sworn in as California's new attorney general Jan. 25, 2017, noon This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Gov. Jerry Brown...

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