Articles by Attorney General
Death Race 2012: New Jersey State Police Escort Brandon Jacobs To Atlantic City In High-Speed Caravan
April 23 2012 3:50 PM EDT
Brandon Jacobs, a former New York Giants running back, drove in a police-escorted caravan to the New Jersey playground, however, it has not been confirmed whether he was part of the group Jersey officials are investigating, his agent said on April 23.
Secret Service Clears Ted Nugent Of Threatening Obama At NRA Convention
April 19 2012 6:07 PM EDT
The Secret Service concluded Thursday that conservative rocker Ted Nugent wasn't threatening President Barack Obama when he said at the NRA convention he would either be dead or in jail if Obama wins re-election.
Sprint Sued By New York For $300 Million; Service Provider Denies Tax Fraud
April 19 2012 2:45 PM EDT
Sprint Nextel Corp., which is the third-biggest mobile service provider in the U.S., has been sued by the state of New York for allegedly not collecting or paying millions of dollars in taxes. Though Sprint denies these accusations, the company stands to pay more than $300 million if the claims are proven true.
Ted Nugent Threatens Obama: 'I'm A Black Jew At A Nazi-Klan Rally,' Rocker Says [VIDEOS]
April 18 2012 10:50 AM EDT
Right-winged rocker and Mitt Romney surrogate Ted Nugent likened himself to a black Jew at a Nazi-Klan rally after appearing on a radio show defending his speech at an NRA convention, where he said he would either be dead or in jail, if Barack Obama gets re-elected president.
ALEC Ends Legal Work On Guns, Voter ID
April 17 2012 3:08 PM EDT
The American Legislative Exchange Council, an influential conservative organization that helps craft state-level legislation, announced on Tuesday that it would halt its work on a Public Safety and Elections Task Force that had formulated voter identification and gun laws.
Alabama Immigration Law Update Draws Criticism, Bucks National Trend
April 13 2012 12:04 PM EDT
Alabama's tough new immigration law has faced a torrent of criticism, and Alabama lawmakers are debating new legislation that supporters say will address those concerns.
Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney Killed In Shootout Two Weeks From Retirement, Suspect Cullen Mutrie Found Dead
April 13 2012 10:50 AM EDT
Police have discovered the body of man who killed a New Hampshire police chief, Michael Maloney, who was only about two weeks away from retirement, when he was killed during a drug bust on Thursday.
J&J, Janssen Fined $1.1B Over Risperdal
April 12 2012 12:50 PM EDT
Johnson & Johnson was fined $1.1 billion by an Arkansas judge for concealing the risks of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.
Apple DOJ Lawsuit: Why Amazon Wins The E-Book Pricing Battle, But Not The War
April 11 2012 2:15 PM EDT
The United States Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit against Apple and a handful of major book publishers on Wednesday, alleging that the companies colluded to raise the price of e-books back in 2010. Amazon is the clear winner here, but it won't win out in the long-run.
Attorney General Schneiderman Probes NYPD Stop-And-Frisk Program
April 11 2012 2:00 PM EDT
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is reviewing the controversial practice of unjustified NYPD stop-and-frisks. Keeping to his 2010 campaign promise, Schneiderman is currently deciding whether his office should issue a formal report on the practice.
AG Eric Holder Vows 'Thorough And Independent' Trayvon Martin Investigation
April 11 2012 11:31 AM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's gives brief remarks about shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Child Pornography Crackdown Snares 32 Suspects In Operation Corral
April 11 2012 10:18 AM EDT
Child pornography is an escalating criminal offence in the US. Considering the volume of material available on the Internet, it is becoming difficult to track child pornographers. And with pedophiles now turning to mobile phones to access the Internet, the trade is expected to become increasingly tough to combat.
‘Non-Toxic’ Nail Polishes May Cause Cancer, Birth Defects: List of Dangerous Polishes
April 10 2012 4:19 PM EDT
Many nail polishes that claim to be free of harmful chemicals actually contain them in dangerous quantities, according to a report by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control
James O’Keefe Video Shows Voter Fraud Is Easy, Strong ID Laws Are Needed: Critics Fight Back
April 09 2012 1:23 PM EDT
James O'Keefe released a video on Monday showing just how easy it is to commit voter fraud in Washington, D.C. But critics argue that stronger ID requirements at the ballot box would be detrimental to the democratic process.
Obama Administration Indicts Former CIA Official, Intensifying Whistleblower Crackdown
April 06 2012 11:46 AM EDT
In the Obama administration's latest effort to punish government officials who leak information to the press, the Justice Department has indicted a former Central Intelligence Agency officer for allegedly telling journalists details of counterterrorism operations.
President Obama Hopes To Defuse Healthcare Fight with Appeals Court
April 06 2012 10:20 AM EDT
U.S. courts have authority to decide whether President Barack Obama's healthcare law is valid under the Constitution, his attorney general told a federal court on Thursday in a further bid to defuse a controversy Obama ignited earlier this week.
Malawi President Mutharika Dies of Heart Attack
April 06 2012 7:52 AM EDT
Seventy eight year old Malawi President Mutharika died after a heart attack.
Greg Mortenson: 'Three Cups Of Tea' Author Misspent Charity Money, Must Pay $1 Million
April 05 2012 6:45 PM EDT
Greg Mortenson, author of the bestselling 'Three Cups of Tea,' mismanaged the funds of his charity, the Central Asia Institute, according to a report released on Thursday.
Justice Department Defends Obama's Supreme Court Remarks [LETTER]
April 05 2012 3:15 PM EDT
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said President Barack Obama's remarks about the Supreme Court striking down the Affordable Care Act were fully consistent with the principles of judicial review.
Senators Eye Privacy Protection For Job Seekers' Social-Media Profiles
April 05 2012 12:08 PM EDT
Laws are being considered in the wake of reports that some companies and government agencies have asked applicants to hand over passwords to their personal profiles on social-media sites.