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AT&T Agrees To Pay $23.8M, Invest $28M To Settle Claims Of Dumping Hazardous Materials In California

AT&T agreed to pay $23.8 million to settle charges brought by the California Attorney General’s office that it unlawfully dumped old electronic devices and other hazardous materials in the state. California Attorney General Kamala Harris...Show More Summary

The Inevitability of Democratic Dry-Doperism

“It would be irresponsible for me as the chief law enforcement officer to take a position based on its popularity without thinking it would actually work” – Kamala Harris, candidate for California Attorney General, 2014 “I am not opposed to the legalization of marijuana, there’s a certain inevitability about it.” – Kamala Harris, newly re-elected [...]

California Attorney General Says Her Office’s Defense Of Prison Labor ‘Evokes Chain Gangs’

"The idea that we incarcerate people to have indentured servitude is one of the worst possible...perceptions," Attorney General Kamala Harris told ThinkProgress. "It evokes images of chain gangs." The post California Attorney General Says Her Office’s Defense Of Prison Labor ‘Evokes Chain Gangs’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Prison Labor Complex

The California Attorney General’s office opposed the release of inmates because the state wanted to use them as cheap firefighter labor. Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that attorneys in Harris’ office had unsuccessfully argued in court that the state could not release the prisoners it had agreed to release because “if forced to […]

California A.G. Hints It’s Time for a New Generation of State Leaders

California's attorney general, Kamala Harris, has let slip her frustration with the political longevity of Gov. Jerry Brown.

California's Top Cop Says Weed Legalization "Inevitable"

last weekHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Attorney General and rising Democratic star Kamala Harris said she was "not opposed" to legalization.

Attorney General of California Calls Legalization Inevitable

In another positive sign of how quickly the debate around marijuana reform is shifting, California, Attorney General Kamala Harris now thinks marijuana legalization in her state is inevitable.

WGA West PAC Is A Big Winner In Midterm Elections

It was a bad midterm Election Night for Democrats overall but a good one for Democrats supported by the WGA West's political action committee. California Governor Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris both won re-election, as did Sens. Show More Summary

California Attorney General Reports Data Breaches Up 600% in 2013

Attorney General Kamala Harris released her second annual California Data Breach Report on October 28, which revealed hacking penetration is up 600% since 2012. This year, the Attorney General issued 12 recommendations to companies in...Show More Summary

Baylen Linnekin on Cracking California's Egg Law

2 months agoNews : Reason

Last week a federal court in California threw out a multi-state lawsuit challenging California's looming egg production rules. Earlier this year, attorneys general in six states challenged the California rules, which apply to farmers...Show More Summary

California attorney general investigating PG&E and PUC

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

— The California attorney general has opened an investigation into reported improper contacts between Pacific Gas & Electric Co. executives and the state Public Utilities Commission — already the focus of a probe by federal prosecut...

Hens win: Out-of-state egg farmers must comply with California law

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

It’s fair to say that the Missouri attorney general just laid an egg.

For attorney general, Kamala Harris

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris is a veteran prosecutor, a skilled political leader and a promising politician who is sure to figure in California's future. Her opponent on the November ballot, Republican Ron Gold, is a private lawyer who has never held elected office and thus has no record of...

Morning Docket: 08.26.14

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Congratulations to California Attorney General Kamala Harris who just got married last week to Venable’s Douglas Emhoff. [KCRA] Wishing a speedy recovery to former FBI Director Louis Freeh who suffered serious injuries in a car accident last night. Show More Summary

PAGA: A Decade of Victories

This summer marks the ten-year anniversary of California’s Private Attorneys General Act of 2004, an essential weapon in an employee rights advocate’s arsenal. Under PAGA an aggrieved employee can recover civil penalties on behalf of the State’s Labor Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) for all current and former employees for Labor Code violations. Show More Summary

GOP Rep. Calls on Mexico AG to Support Dismissal for Sgt. Tahmooressi

After being detained in Mexico for more than four months, it is time for Mexico’s attorney general to dismiss the charges against Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter said Monday. Tahmooressi has been held in Mexico since this spring when he entered the country with three firearms he owned legally in the U.S. Show More Summary

The 2 Attorneys that Won $16 million Jury Verdict Against PHH Mortgage for Loan-Mod Mistreatment -- A Mandelman Matters Podcast

``Here's Part 2 of the Mandelman Matters Podcast that's all about the money... $16 Million, to be precise... because that's the amount a Yuba, California jury awarded to Mr. Phillip Linza, after he sued PHH Mortgage for, in general, treating him like he was a ball they could kick around at will. Show More Summary

CA Atty General Convenes Group to Provide Lawyers for Illegals

California's Attorney General Kamala Harris is looking to provide illegal immigrants who are flooding across the border with lawyers, which will ensure they get better treatment than Americans who are not guaranteed representation in civil cases. Show More Summary

Maddow: Koch-backed AG Helps Hide Chemical Plant Dangers

I really like the California law that requires disclosures of fertilizer chemicals being sprayed on the fields directly adjacent to where I live and where my children go to school. But in Texas, the Attorney General who also happens to be running for Governor really doesn't like it. Show More Summary

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