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Biden nominates former New Jersey attorney general to lead D.E.A.

New York Times
President Biden on Monday nominated Anne Milgram, a former New Jersey attorney general, to direct the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Justice Department’s lead agency for investigating drug trafficking and manufacturing. The D.E.A. has not had a politically appointed leader since the Obama administration. Ms. Milgram served as attorney general under......

Officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright can’t be charged with a crime under Minnesota law, attorney says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Minnesota law may save the police officer who fatally shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop from being charged with a crime, Civil Rights attorney David Henderson said Monday. “I think the officer should have been fired immediately because......

Former Attorney General and legal activist Ramsey Clark dies at 93

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Clark died Friday at his home in New York, his granddaughter Taylor Clark said. Clark served as attorney general in President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration in the late 1960s and is recognized for supervising the drafting of the 1968......

Ramsey Clark, Attorney General and Rebel With a Cause, Dies at 93

New York Times
Ramsey Clark, who championed civil rights and liberties as attorney general in the Johnson administration, then devoted much of the rest of his life to defending unpopular causes and infamous people, including Saddam Hussein and others accused of war crimes, died on Friday at his home in Manhattan He was......

Elbert Hatchett, attorney who won historic desegregation case, dies

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Elbert Hatchett, a prominent Pontiac attorney who won a historic desegregation case against the city school system, died Wednesday, April 7, 20. The cause of death wasn’t released by the family. He was 84. Hatchett was one of two......

Chauvin defense ineffective against prosecution’s medical expert in George Floyd case, attorney says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former police officer Derek Chauvin’s lawyers took the wrong approach when cross-examining the prosecution’s expert witness, Civil Rights attorney David Henderson said Thursday. “They did not do any damage,” Henderson told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith.” “You don’t try......

Deshaun Watson’s Attorney Claims Accuser #1 Demanded $100k In ‘Hush Money’

TMZ
Deshaun Watson‘s attorney claims accuser Ashley Solis — who identified herself as “Jane Doe #1” on Tuesday — demanded $100,000 in “hush money” before filing her lawsuit. … and Watson’s attorney claims he has the emails to prove it. Solis was the first accuser to file a sexual misconduct lawsuit......

Deshaun Watson Police Report Triggers Investigation, QB’s Attorney Welcomes Probe

TMZ
The Houston Police Department says it’s now launched a criminal investigation into Deshaun Watson … this after a complainant formally filed a report against the NFL star on Friday. Cops did NOT say the nature of the allegations against the QB … and it’s unclear if they’re related to the......

U.S. Attorney General launches review on hate crimes prosecutions, data collection

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amid reports of a rising number of hate crimes against Asian Americans, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday announced he is launching a 30-day “expedited review” into how the Justice Department can bolster its efforts to prosecute hate crimes and improve data collection of such incidents.......

Supreme Court to decide whether Kentucky’s GOP attorney general can defend restrictive abortion law

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A man walks past barbed wire and security fencing as it surrounds the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, January 26, 2021. Al Drago | Reuters The Supreme Court said Monday that it will hear a plea from the Republican attorney......

Floyd family attorney says defense trying to “assassinate” George Floyd’s character

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here An attorney for the family of George Floyd said the defense in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin will try to “assassinate” Floyd’s character. Opening statements begin Monday morning in the highly anticipated trial of Chauvin,......

Cuomo asked former aide to sing ‘Danny Boy’ for him: attorney

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi A lawyer to a former aide for Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo, state leaders agree to legalize marijuana Cuomo aides subpoenaed in sexual-harassment probe: report New York launches nation’s first ‘vaccine passport’ MORE’s (D-N.Y.) office said the aide was......

President nominates Loretta Lynch as pick for Attorney General

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here President nominates Loretta Lynch as pick for Attorney General – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Obama has announced his pick for Attorney General: Loretta Lynch, who currently serves as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New......

Attorney general testifies Indiana will sue to protect the votes of Americans if bill passes

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita testified before a U.S. Senate committee this week, telling senators that Senate 1, the mammoth election bill, would increase voter fraud and rob states of their right and duty under the U.S. Constitution to......

Deshaun Watson’s attorney calls sexual misconduct claims ‘false’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY Deshaun Watson’s attorney issued a lengthy statement Tuesday defending his client against allegations of sexual misconduct and assault that have been levied against him by 16 women in civil lawsuits over the past week. Watson’s attorney, Rusty......

Woman accuses actor Armie Hammer of rape, says she thought

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Woman accuses actor Armie Hammer of rape, says she thought “he was going to kill me” – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A woman publicly accused actor Armie Hammer of rape and other physical and mental abuse. The actor’s......

Schiff dodges when pressed on interest in California attorney general position

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Asked by CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “Prime Time” about his interest in the position, Schiff said, “You know, I’m not commenting. But I appreciate the question.” “I am very gratified to see that it looks like Xavier Becerra will......

More women reaching out with Cuomo harassment allegations, accuser’s attorney says

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “For those who are still working with the governor, they need to feel confident that if they come forward nothing will happen to them in the workplace,” Katz said “And for those women, they may choose to go straight to......

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