Articles by Attorney General
State AGs Urge Supreme Court To Back Montana's Corporate Money Ban [READ BRIEF]
May 21 2012 1:20 PM EDT
Led by New York's Eric Schneiderman, a group of 23 Democratic and Republican attorneys general asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to uphold Montana's ban on direct corporate spending in local campaigns.
Alabama Governor Calls Special Legislative Session To Fix Immigration Law
May 18 2012 10:50 AM EDT
Days after the Alabama legislature voted to update a stringent immigration law considered among the toughest in the nation, Governor Robert Bentley has called for a special legislative session to address his concerns with the law.
Mexican Generals Questioned On Drug Gang Ties
May 17 2012 11:12 AM EDT
Mexico's drug war has left 50,000 people dead; if generals are playing both sides, who is winning?
Death Penalty Causes State-Fed Clash Over Accused Murderer In Rhode Island
May 11 2012 5:05 PM EDT
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said he will petition to Supreme Court to keep in state custody an accused murderer facing federal charges, to avoid the death penalty, which the governor opposes.
US Sen. Franken Presses Justice Department On Cell-Phone Tracking
May 11 2012 3:55 PM EDT
Law-enforcement officers who track the locations of people via their cell phones may be operating outside the bounds of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said Thursday.
Department Of Justice To Sue Immigration Hardliner Sheriff Joe Arpaio
May 10 2012 11:51 AM EDT
The Department of Justice plans to sue Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights abuses, including racial profiling against Latinos.
Demonstrators Targeting Bank Of America Annual Meeting
May 09 2012 10:45 AM EDT
Demonstrators are expected to swarm Bank of America Corp's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday to voice anger over a range of issues from foreclosures to corporate taxes to financing for the coal industry.
After McClendon's Trades, Chesapeake Board Gave Its Blessing: Reuters Exclusive
May 08 2012 9:18 AM EDT
In its latest employment contract with CEO Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy Corp gave him permission to trade commodities for himself after he already had begun doing so.
Black, Latino Voter Registration Plummets
May 07 2012 11:50 AM EDT
The number of blacks and Hispanics registered to vote has dropped precipitously since the 2008 election, diminishing two bastions of Democratic support that could prove crucial in what promises to be a tight presidential race.
Attorney General Eric Holder Under Fire From House GOP
May 04 2012 4:20 PM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is getting election-year heat from two prominent Republicans in the House of Representatives.
Adis Medunjanin Guilty: Details Of His Training For NYC Subway Suicide-Bomb Plot
May 02 2012 11:45 AM EDT
Adis Medunjanin, a 28-year-old al-Qaida operative, was found guilty Tuesday of plotting a suicide-bomb attack in New York City subways in 2009. The plot has been described by officials as one of the most serious terrorist plots against America since 9/11.
SNOPA Bill 2012: Why Congress Should Ban Employer Requests For Facebook Passwords
May 01 2012 3:11 PM EDT
The U.S. House of Representatives was introduced to a new bill on Friday, called the Social Networking Online Protection Act 2012, or SNOPA, which would ban employers from requiring job candidates to provide their username or password to Facebook, or any other social networking account for that matter.
US To Seek Death Penalty If 3 Somalis Are Convicted Of Murder In Quest Yacht Hijacking
May 01 2012 3:07 PM EDT
The U.S. will seek out the death penalty against three Somalis if they are convicted of murder following the shooting deaths of four Americans aboard the hijacked Quest yacht last year.
Texas Must Fund Planned Parenthood: US Judge
April 30 2012 6:30 PM EDT
A federal judge Monday blocked a Texas law that booted Planned Parenthood from receiving state funding under a women's health program.
Who Is Kelly Ayotte? 10 Things To Know About Mitt Romney's Potential Running Mate
April 30 2012 4:28 PM EDT
Sen. Kelly Ayotte is next in line to potentially fill the position of Mitt Romney's vice presidential candidate.The Senator from New Hampshire, who endorsed Romney months before the primary there, joined GOP hopeful at a campaign event that was taking place in New Hampshire, the Granite state.
White House Correspondents Dinner 2012 Guest List: Who Is Sitting With Whom?
April 27 2012 4:48 PM EDT
Greta van Susteren arriving with Lindsay Lohan? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sitting at the same table as Sofia Vergara? Only at the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner.
Cancer Scam: Women Held For Faking Cancer And Looting Sympathy Gifts Worth Millions From Family, Friends; Has to Repay $13,368
April 26 2012 7:36 AM EDT
The New York police have arrested a woman who admitted to faking cancer for years to gain sympathy gifts and money from family, friends and donors.
White House Gatecrasher Tareq Salahi Files to Run for Virginia Governor, Gets Election Date Wrong
April 25 2012 2:44 PM EDT
Tareq Salahi crashed the White House, but does he have a chance at the governor's mansion in Virginia?
Ted Nugent Pleads To Killing Black Bear In Alaska: What's His Punishment?
April 24 2012 4:07 PM EDT
Ted Nugent made a deal with federal prosecutors on charges he illegally killed a bear in Alaska for his reality show and will now have to pay a $10,000 fine and make a public service announcement about responsible hunting that will appear on the show.
First Arrest and Criminal Charges Filed In BP Deepwater Horizon Investigation
April 24 2012 2:27 PM EDT
The first criminal charges stemming from the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster have led to the arrest of a former BP engineer for obstruction of justice.