Articles by Attorney General
Viktor Bout, Alleged 'Merchant Of Death,' Faces Possible Life In Prison Today
April 05 2012 10:56 AM EDT
Viktor Bout, a Russian national known as the Merchant of Death for his far reaching arms deals across the world will learn how long he will be in prison on Thursday. His defense attorneys have asked the judge to set him free while United States prosecutor said he should be locked up for the rest of his life.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 4 Other Accused 9/11 Plotters Face Death Penalty Trial
April 04 2012 3:01 PM EDT
Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four accused co-conspirators face possible imposition of the death penalty when they're tried by a U.S. military commission.
Top After Market NYSE Movers (GKK, WCG, TLB, ACW, CIE, SVU, HOV, WPZ, BNNY, WNR, EVN, WFR)
April 04 2012 3:53 AM EDT
The top aftermarket NYSE gainers Tuesday were: Gramercy Capital Corp, WellCare Helath Plans, Talbots, Accuride Corp, Cobalt International Energy and SuperValu. The top aftermarket NYSE losers were: Hovnanian Enterprises, Williams Partners, Annie's, Western Refining, Eaton Vance Municipal Income and MEMC Electronic Materials.
Arkansas Court Strikes Down Ban on Student-Teacher Sex
March 30 2012 12:37 PM EDT
Arkansas' Supreme Court struck down a state law that bans teachers from having sex with students for being unconstitutional as it applies to sex between teachers and students who are 18 or older.
Latest Honduras Prison Fire A Testament To Overcrowding
March 30 2012 11:46 AM EDT
Some 18 people were killed during a fire and riot in a Honduras prison on Thursday. The incident was the latest in a long string of similar incidents in Latin America, where overcrowded prisons sometimes lead to tragedy.
Trayvon Martin Case: Unanswered Questions Add More Mystery To The Case
March 30 2012 7:58 AM EDT
It's been more than a month since Florida teen Trayvon Martin was shot dead by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.
Five-Year-Battle Over Brooke Astor's Estate Reaches Settlement
March 28 2012 3:50 PM EDT
The five-year court battle regarding legendary New York City philanthropist Brooke Astor's will has finally reached a settlement, according to her grandson, Philip Marshall. The settlement, which is to be filed Wednesday in Westchester County Surrogate Court, sets aside $100 million for charities. The recipients of the donations include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, New York City public schools, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller University and a number of other importa...
National Organization For Marriage Memos Reveal Plan to Drive 'Wedge' Between Black, Gay Communities
March 27 2012 3:58 PM EDT
Confidential documents reveal the nation's leading anti-gay marriage group discussed framing President Obama as a social radical and making vocal support for traditional marriage a requirement to gaining the Republican presidential nomination.
Australia, Huawei Lock Horns Over Cyber Security Concerns
March 27 2012 11:20 AM EDT
Huawei, China's largest equipment manufacturer, has just lost a shot at billions of dollars worth of infrastructure sales to Australia. In light of China's reputation for cyber-espionage, the Australian government has decided to block Huawei from bidding on Australia's roughly AUS$36 billion National Broadband Network project. The decision was reported on March 26.
Sen. Schumer Requests Justice Department Probe Of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws
March 26 2012 12:33 PM EDT
The Democratic senator wrote that the U.S. Justice Department, which is already investigating the death of Florida teenager Trayon Martin, has an obligation to investigate the controversial self-defense law that critics say was a factor in Martin's death.
The Privacy of Job Seekers: Should Employers Be Allowed To Require Facebook Login Information?
March 26 2012 11:26 AM EDT
Companies looking for new employees continually look to social networks like Facebook to learn more about their job candidates. But since many users have made their profiles private, some employers now require applicants to submit their login information. But is this an invasion of privacy?
Supreme Court Health Care Case: The Attorneys Behind The Arguments
March 24 2012 7:03 PM EDT
The Affordable Care Act arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court this week will pit two of Washington's seasoned legal minds against each other in a bout akin to Ali vs. Frazier for the legal set. Here's a look at the lawyers who will lead the historic arguments on the constitutionality of the health care measure.
Government Can Keep More Data On Citizens Under New Rule
March 23 2012 11:05 AM EDT
A new set of guidelines will expand the government's ability to retain data about American citizens, empowering officials to store information on U.S. residents for up to five years.
Special Prosecutor Named In Trayvon Martin Killing
March 22 2012 8:55 PM EDT
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi appointed a special prosecutor Thursday evening to take over the state investigation of the killing of Trayvon Martin.
Online Dating Services Agree To Screen For Sex Offenders: What You Need To Know
March 21 2012 2:00 PM EDT
On Tuesday, three major online dating services announced that they will start screening their sites for sex offenders and other criminals. The online dating services have teamed with up the state attorney general to make their sites safer for customers. The effort to screen was brought on after numerous customers of the online dating sites were sexually assaulted.
Rick Santorum Slams Obama on Porn: Administration 'Turned A Blind Eye' to Obscenity Laws, 2012 GOP Candidate Claims
March 16 2012 1:50 PM EDT
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is attacking President Obama on porn, saying on his website the Justice Department seems to favor pornographers over children.
Patriot Act Secrecy Unjustified: Senators
March 16 2012 12:41 PM EDT
A controversial secret provision of the Patriot Act is not as vital to national security as the government claims, two Democratic senators said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.
Grassley Demands U.S. Memo On Targeted Killings, Dismisses Holder Speech As 'CliffsNotes' Explanation
March 16 2012 12:23 PM EDT
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said the Obama administration has failed to live up to goal of being the most transparent administration ever during an executive meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Ohio Man With 3 Knives Stabs 4, Shot By Columbus Police
March 14 2012 5:58 PM EDT
A man armed with three knives stabbed four people in an office building in downtown Columbus, Ohio. He was shot by responding police officers as he fled the scene.
Voter ID Law In Texas Hits Hispanics Hardest: U.S. Justice Department [LETTER]
March 12 2012 1:06 PM EDT
The U.S. Department of Justice Monday objected Texas' strict new voter ID law.