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After group’s allegations, Texas health department defends regulation of abortion clinics

By | 03.02.11 | 6:18 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinAnti-abortion rights group Operation Rescue turned over to the Texas Attorney General the results of an investigation containing scathing allegations against a set of abortion providers in the state. An AG spokesperson said it doesn’t look like the AG has jurisdiction over many of the complaints, while one of the More…

Local, State and Federal Pressure to Stop Foreclosures

By | 10.06.10 | 4:51 pm

David Dayen reports some big news on the foreclosure fraud scandal:

[Richard Cordray, the Attorney General for the state of Ohio] has filed a lawsuit in Lucas County (Toledo) Common Pleas Court against GMAC Mortgage and their parent company Ally Financial, in a suit which names Jeffrey Stephan,


Virginia AG Eyes Reelection While Pushing Back on Obama Policies

By | 08.04.10 | 5:27 pm

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who has been in the news lately for staking out anti-Obama stances on immigration and health care reform, admitted to MSNBC’s Daily Rundown today that he is already preparing for a 2013 reelection campaign.

Three AGs Who Filed Amicus Briefs Supporting SB 1070 Are Running for Governor

By | 07.14.10 | 5:42 pm

Amicus briefs seem to be a good way for Republican gubernatorial candidates to set themselves apart from the pack. After Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox filed an “friend-of-the-court” brief defending Arizona’s SB 1070 from its Justice Department legal challenge and urging others to join, Florida Attorney General Bill More…

Yoo Never Met Bush but Would Recommend He Torture People All Over Again

By | 12.29.09 | 3:57 pm

In a forthcoming Q & A to be published in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Yoo tells Deborah Solomon that he never met President George W. Bush or Vice President Dick Cheney, but that he would advise them all over again that More…

Sessions Opens DHS Oversight Hearing With Jab at Holder for 9/11 Trials

By | 12.09.09 | 10:40 am

Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) just opened this morning’s  hearing that’s supposed to be about oversight of the Department of Homeland Security with a quick jab at Attorney General Eric Holder for his decision to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other alleged terrorists to the United States More…

VIDEO: Angry New Yorkers Denounce Terror Trials, Demand Holder’s Resignation

By | 12.06.09 | 12:10 pm

A few hundred New Yorkers gathered in a cold and rainy Foley Square in downtown Manhattan on Saturday to protest the Obama administration’s decision to try the suspected Sept. 11 attackers in a civilian federal court in New York.  Organized by the 9/11 Never Forget Coalition, speakers ranging More…

Protesters in New York City Rally Against 9/11 Trials, Call for Holder to Resign

By | 12.05.09 | 5:32 pm

NEW YORK — Despite a cold and steady rain, the 9/11 Never Forget Coalition managed to attract a few hundred people to Foley Square in downtown Manhattan today to protest Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other alleged co-conspirators in the Sept. More…

DOJ Doubles Down in Its Defense of John Yoo

By | 12.04.09 | 11:13 am

Talk about getting a second bite of the apple. I’ve written before about the problem with the Department of Justice jumping in to defend a lawsuit charging that John Yoo was responsible for torture and abuse of “enemy combatant” Jose Padilla. Given that Yoo is the subject of More…

Can the Death Penalty for Terrorists Fuel Violence?

By | 11.25.09 | 8:25 am

When Attorney General Eric Holder announced earlier this month that the suspected plotters of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks would be tried in civilian court, he also promised to seek the death penalty for all of them. But the heated debate that followed over the supposed dangers of trying “the More…