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    Igor Derysh October 21, 2020 3:58PM (UTC) The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is still not processing election mail at the rate it did prior to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's controversial changes, reigniting concerns that mail-in ballots in certain states may not arrive before voting deadlines, according to states who sued the agency over a reported mail slowdown. Pennsylvania Attorney...
    An additional seven states may join the Department of Justice’s landmark antitrust lawsuit filed against Alphabet Inc.’s Google in the coming weeks, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced Tuesday. James, along with the attorneys general of Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah, said in the following joint statement regarding the DOJ’s suit against Google: Over the last year,...
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday in what could be just the first in a series of legal salvos against high-profile tech companies. It has been known for more than a year that Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc and Facebook Inc also face an array of antitrust probes on...
    Arizona family loses eight members and the family business to Covid-19 Fast Food May Be Your Only Dining Out Option Left, Experts Warn Purdue’s Handover of Opioid Maker Should Be Nixed, State AGs Say (Bloomberg) -- A potential settlement of a U.S. probe into Purdue Pharma LP’s marketing of its opioid painkiller would improperly force local governments to keep...
    A group of 25 state attorneys general oppose a settlement of opioid probes being negotiated with Purdue Pharma and members of the wealthy Sackler family who own it, arguing the deal would improperly entangle state and local officials with future sales of the company’s addictive pain drug OxyContin. In a letter to US Attorney General William Barr, the state...
    A group of 25 state attorneys general oppose a settlement of opioid probes being negotiated with Purdue Pharma and members of the wealthy Sackler family who own it, arguing the deal would improperly entangle state and local officials with future sales of the company’s addictive pain drug OxyContin. In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, the state attorneys general...
    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is the lead signer on a letter sent to Congress Thursday from 40 attorneys general asking that consumer protection measures be included in new airline bailout legislation. The letter was signed by a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general from 36 states, as well as from the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands...
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been accused of helping real estate investor and campaign donor Nate Paul after his offices were last year raided by the FBI.  Paxton  - who is leading the attorneys general antitrust probe into Google -  is said to have given legal favors to the Austin based businessman who donated $25,000 to his 2018 re election bid.  In a...
    The past decade or so has been tough for Frontier Airlines. Once the pride of Denver, the carrier has suffered through years of terrible consumer reviews, public-relations disasters and labor strife. And now, compounding the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel, the firm is now being used as an example of why Congressional aid to the industry as...
    Historic precedent, the Constitution, and an ‘outstanding’ nominee are reasons the Senate should “immediately” take up the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to become a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to 22 Republican Attorneys General who have written to Senate leaders and leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to do just that. In the letter, dated...
    Republican attorneys general across the United States endorsed a letter to the Senate urging members to support the nomination of federal Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. "The Constitution clearly sets out the process for filling a Supreme Court vacancy,” the letter, which quoted portions from a similar letter sent to the Senate in favor of supporting...
    Twenty-two Republican state attorneys general called on the Senate to quickly confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump signs bill averting shutdown after brief funding lapse Privacy, civil rights groups demand transparency from Amazon on election data breaches Facebook takes down Trump campaign ads tying refugees to coronavirus MORE’s nominee to the Supreme Court, in a letter Thursday....
    Sarah Okeson September 25, 2020 10:57AM (UTC) Read more articles from the DCReport here. Donald Trump is the biggest loser. While he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may get a chance to ram through another justice on the Supreme Court before the November election, it may not do them much good. The Trump administration is losing case after...
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump met with nine Republican state attorneys general on Wednesday to discuss the fate of a legal immunity for internet companies after the Justice Department unveiled a legislative proposal aimed at reforming the same law.  Trump met with attorneys general from Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and West Virginia.  Also Wednesday,...
    By MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it’s campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys general across the country. And President Donald Trump is pushing his campaign against Big Tech on Wednesday, touting curbs on legal protections for social media platforms he denounces as biased...
    Donald Trump is the biggest loser. While he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may get a chance to ram through another justice on the Supreme Court before the November election, it may not do them much good. The Trump administration is losing case after case in federal courts. Even judges appointed by Republican presidents are ruling against Trump in...
    Reuters September 22, 2020 0 Comments U.S. President Donald Trump plans to meet on Wednesday with a group of Republican state attorneys general about revising a key law that shields social media companies from liability for content posted by their users and allows them to remove lawful but objectionable posts. “Online censorship goes far beyond the issue of free...
    Attorney General Chris Carr has helped secure an agreement to obtain nearly $10 million in debt relief for former ITT Tech students in Georgia as part of a settlement with 47 other attorneys general and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. “This settlement provides debt relief to Georgia students and holds...
    (CNN)Attorney General William Barr slammed the hundreds of Justice Department prosecutors working beneath him on Tuesday, equating them to preschoolers, in a defense of his own politically tuned decision making in the Trump administration."Name one successful organization or institution where the lowest level employees' decisions are deemed sacrosanct, there aren't. There aren't any letting the most junior members set the...
    One reason for the surging, often protracted violence in US cities is the rise of a host of progressive prosecutors who actually tilt against law and order. The trend is most glaring in places known for their kooky left-wing politics, like Portland and San Francisco, but extreme leftists have also taken over as district attorneys in cities like Chicago and...
    A list of 107 former state attorneys general supporting Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for president includes two who were convicted of federal crimes, with one spending several years in prison. On the list of top state enforcement officers released Friday by Biden's campaign are Jim Guy Tucker of Arkansas, and Don Siegelman of Alabama. The pair of Democrats...
    Reuters September 3, 2020 0 Comments Four Republican state attorneys general led by Texas backed President Donald Trump’s push to narrow the ability of social media companies to remove objectionable content and require new transparency rules. Texas, Louisiana, Indiana and Missouri’s state attorneys general said in joint comments made public on Thursday that new rules are needed. They argue...
    In a campaign dubbed 100 Days of Liberal Lawlessness, the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) told reporters on a conference call on Wednesday that it is a “dereliction of duty” for Democrat leaders in cities facing destructive and even deadly riots not to quell the violence or seek help from the federal government to restore law and order. Three GOP...
    The Department of Justice could file antitrust charges against Google in the coming weeks after Attorney General Bill Barr set a deadline to wrap up work on the case by the end of September.  Career lawyers said they needed more time to build a strong case against one of the world's most wealthy companies but their requests were shot down...
    State attorneys general discussed the previous 100 days of protests across the country on a call hosted by the Republican Attorneys General Association Wednesday. Attorneys general from Georgia, Arkansas and Florida said that Democratic leaders took too long to denounce the violent incidents and that officials should support the police rather than defund the police. “The ‘defund the police’ movement...
    The Republican Attorneys General Association is blaming Democrats for civil unrest that erupted in American cities over the summer, claiming there is little President Trump can do to quell the violence if local officials decline administration offers of federal assistance. “Politics has confused the issue, and it is very unfortunate that there are people that are clearly trying to prove...
    Attorney General Letitia James announced on Friday that her office has joined with a coalition of 23 attorneys general to file a lawsuit that challenges the Trump administration’s rollback of requirements under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). “The Trump Administration’s attempt to undermine the National Environmental Policy Act is yet another example of its unapologetic, relentless dismantling of our...
    New York Attorney General Letitia James New York's Attorney General Letitia James has joined the nearly two dozen states suing the U.S. Postal Service in federal courts. "This USPS slowdown is nothing more than a voter suppression tactic," James said in a statement. "Yet, this time, these authoritarian actions are not only jeopardizing our democracy and fundamental right to vote,...
              Three churches are suing the governor and his constituents for executive orders that violate their religious liberties. Defendants in the case are Governor Tim Walz, State Attorney General Keith Ellison, and county attorneys Chad Larson, Tom Kelly, and Donald Ryan. The Thomas More Society filed on behalf of the churches. The lawsuit cites Article...
    FEARING "a fraudulent election," President Trump is vowing to send law enforcement officers, US attorneys and attorneys general to monitor voting stations nationwide in November. "We're going to have everything, we're going to have sheriffs and we're going to have law enforcement," Trump told Sean Hannity on Fox News during a Thursday interview. 3Trump vowed to send law enforcement...
    Democratic attorneys general in six states and the District of Columbia sued the Postal Service on Friday over changes they say have undermined mail-in voting ahead of the November election.  The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania was filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy just as he was being grilled about the policies at a Senate hearing in Washington.  DeJoy, an ally...
    By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic attorneys general in six more states and the District of Columbia sued the Postal Service on Friday over changes they say have undermined mail-in voting ahead of the November election. The lawsuit was filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy just as he was answering questions about the policies at a...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic attorneys general in six more states and the District of Columbia sued the Postal Service on Friday over changes they say have undermined mail-in voting ahead of the November election. The lawsuit was filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy just as he was answering questions about the policies at a U.S. Senate hearing in Washington....
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic attorneys general in six more states and the District of Columbia sued the Postal Service on Friday over changes they say have undermined mail-in voting ahead of the November election. The lawsuit was filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy just as he was answering questions about the policies at a U.S. Senate hearing in Washington....
    The attorneys general of Pennsylvania and Washington are leading a group of 20 states in a pair of lawsuits to stop service changes at the U.S. Postal Service ahead of the election, despite the postmaster general's pledge to hold off on cost-cutting measures as the states prepared their lawsuits Tuesday, reports CBS News campaign reporter Zak Hudak. "I will not let...
    A group of women Attorneys General is throwing its support behind the presidential bid of former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, who served as California Attorney General from 2011 to 2017. The group includes 29 current and former Attorneys General from 24 states and U.S. territories. It's made up of all Democrats, including New York Attorney...
    (CNN) — Embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy reversed course Tuesday, saying that all changes being made to the Postal Service would be suspended until after the November 3 election, just as 20 Democratic states announced plans to file federal lawsuits. DeJoy said that some of the deferred decisions mean that retail hours at post offices will not change, mail processing...
    (CNN)At least 20 Democratic attorneys general across the country are launching a multi-pronged legal effort to push back on the Trump administration's recent changes that disrupted mail delivery across the country and triggered accusations that Trump and his appointees are trying to undermine mail-in voting.The Democratic attorneys general plan to argue that Postmaster General Louis DeJoy illegally changing mail procedures...
    A group of women Attorneys General is throwing its support behind the presidential bid of former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, who served as California Attorney General from 2011 to 2017. The group includes 29 current and former Attorneys General from 24 states and U.S. territories. It’s made up of all Democrats, including New York Attorney...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell are asking that she be moved into the general population as she remains in federal custody in Brooklyn.The request came exactly one year after the death of Jeffrey Epstein at the Metropolitan Correctional Center.According to her attorneys, Maxwell, who is accused of being Epstein's accomplice, is being confined alone and under...
    New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal called Facebook’s platforms “the biggest vehicles out there for spreading hate and disinformation” in an interview with the The Wall Street Journal. In addition to having personal experience being the target of hate on Facebook as a Sikh who wears a turban, he also once alerted the social network about a New Jersey group...
    Jake Johnson August 6, 2020 10:30AM (UTC) This article originally appeared at Common Dreams. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Feel free to republish and share widely. Warning of "dangerously low and insufficient" supply projections, a bipartisan coalition of nearly three dozen state attorneys general is urging the Trump administration to end pharmaceutical giant Gilead's...
    Reuters August 4, 2020 0 Comments A bipartisan coalition of attorneys general on Tuesday urged the U.S. government to use its legal authority to increase the availability and lower the price of Gilead Sciences’ COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir. Gilead has priced remdesivir, the antiviral drug at the forefront of the battle against the pandemic, at $2,340 per patient for wealthier...
    Don’t be fooled! Elon Musk says Warren Buffett isn’t quite the ‘kindly grandfather’ he’s cracked up to be Classic Car History: BMW’s 507 Almost Ruined BMW, but Is Now Worth Millions Alberto Gonzales Fast Facts Here is a look at the life of Alberto R. Gonzales, the first Latino US attorney general. © CNN Alberto Gonzales newday...
    A coalition of 27 distinguished legal professionals on Tuesday filed an ethics complaint with the Washington, D.C. Bar Association against Attorney General William Barr which urges the organization’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel to open an investigation into the A.G.  The group alleges that Barr has undermined the rule of law and interfered in the administration of justice. Former Massachusetts...
    By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys general in 20 states and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration on Tuesday, alleging that new federal rules undermine their ability to protect rivers, lakes and streams within their borders. They say that new final rules issued last week by the Environmental Protection Agency alter a practice dating...