Articles by Attorney General
- Ohio Man With 3 Knives Stabs 4, Shot By Columbus Police
March 14 2012 5:58 PM
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
The U.S. Department of Justice Monday objected Texas' strict new voter ID law.
- Former State Dept Spokesman Cites WikiLeaks Cable In Discussion Of Anwar al-Awlaki's Targeted Killing
March 09 2012 5:32 PM
During a panel discussion on Al Jazeera English, the former spokesperson referred to a WikiLeaks cable that proves Yemen was cooperating with a U.S. effort to locate and kill al-Awlaki before the Justice Department authorized the al Qaeda operatives assassination.
- Alabama Immigration Law Weakened Further By Court Ruling
March 09 2012 11:00 AM
A federal appeals court has blocked parts of an Alabama immigration law that restrict business transactions with undocumented immigrants, further diluting a law that was considered the toughest in the country.
- Gay Bullying Protections Agreed to By Minnesota School District
March 07 2012 3:03 PM
A Minnesota school district that came to crystallize a national debate about anti-gay bullying has agreed to institute broad new protections for students.
- Super Tuesday: What Do Romney's 6 Wins Mean?
March 07 2012 6:56 AM
Capping victories in five other states Tuesday, Mitt Romney won Ohio's Republican primary, narrowly beating Rick Santorum. But with the win come questions about Romney's campaign strategy and the candidate's appeal.
- Olympia Snowe's Retirement Draws Independent Contender for Senate Seat in Maine
March 05 2012 2:51 PM
Angus King, a former independent two-term governor of Maine, is expected to launch a campaign for the Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe, a GOP moderate.
- US to Lay Out Case for Killing Citizens Suspected of Terrorism
March 05 2012 11:14 AM
Attorney General Eric Holder will give a speech Monday outlining the legal justification for use of deadly force in the assassination of U.S.-born al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, according to an official in President Barack Obama's administration.
- NJ Muslim Officials Meet In Newark: Investigation of 2007 NYPD Surveillance
March 03 2012 5:59 PM
A secret surveillance program by the New York Police Department in 2007 has lead New Jersey Muslim leaders to meet with law enforcement officials in the Garden State. The meeting stems from the Associated Press revelations that the NYPD had been monitoring New Jersey Muslims. Activities from the NYPD reportedly include the mapping out of mosques in Newark, as well as the monitoring of Muslim student groups.
- BP Settles Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Lawsuit for $7.8 Billion, Additional Fines Possible
March 03 2012 3:23 PM
BP and three other energy companies late Friday reached a settlement with thousands of individuals and businesses affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill that killed 11 workers and fouled the Gulf of Mexico with millions of gallons of oil.
- U.S. Ready to Take BP, Others to Trial for Deepwater Horizon Spill
February 29 2012 3:23 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder says he's ready to take BP and and other defendants to court in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
- Egypt Ends U.S. NGO Travel Ban
February 29 2012 2:12 PM
The activists are all accused of obtaining foreign funds without the proper approval of Egyptian authorities and carrying out political activities unrelated to their work.
- Obama Issues Military Detention Waiver for Non-Citizen Suspected Terrorists
February 29 2012 11:49 AM
President Barack Obama reasserted his authority over detainee policy on Tuesday, issuing waivers that exempt broad categories of terrorism suspects from being held in military custody.
- Wyoming Doomsday Bill Prepared by Rep. David Miller for Post-Apocalyptic America
February 28 2012 3:44 PM
Though it might be a popular trend in sci-fi movies, doomsday is a very real foreboding topic amongst 2012 doomsayers. Wyoming intends to be prepared with the Wyoming Doomsday Bill drafted by Rep. David Miller.
- Ireland Will Hold Referendum on European Fiscal Treaty
February 28 2012 1:57 PM
Ireland will hold a referendum of its people on the European Union's new fiscal treaty, the first poll test of public opinion on the anticipated tighter budget discipline in the 17-country euro zone.
- Bank of America Scores Key Court Ruling in Resolving Countrywide Mortgage Mess
February 27 2012 6:24 PM
Bank of America had attempted to get an $8.5 billion settlement over bad Countrywide mortgage-backed securities approved in New York state court over the objection of some angry investors.
- BP Negotiating $14 Billion Settlement for Gulf Oil Spill
February 27 2012 11:23 AM
BP, Britain's No. 1 oil company is said to be negotiating a $14 billion settlement for the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 workers and fouled the Gulf of Mexico for months in 2010.
- BP's Gulf Disaster Goes to Court; Anadarko, Transocean Also Could Pay Billions in Damages
February 24 2012 4:52 PM
BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 and fouled the Gulf of Mexico for months is finally headed for court. On Monday, a federal judge in New Orleans is scheduled to gavel the case to order.
- Obama Contraception Rule Gets Challenged by GOP Attorneys General
February 24 2012 12:14 PM
President Barack Obama may have tweaked a policy that will let religiously-affiliated employers avoid offering insurance plans that cover birth control, but seven Republican state attorneys general are fighting the proposed rule on First Amendment grounds.
- DNA Testing is Constitutional, Rules U.S. Appeals Court
February 24 2012 10:10 AM
California law enforcement officers can continue collecting DNA samples from adults arrested for felonies, a federal appeals court ruled.