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Why This Republican Marijuana Defense Lawyer Supports That Democratic Prosecutor

Robert J. Corry, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert J. Corry, Jr.

Occasionally, a free thinker emerges from the political muck. Stan Garnett one of those. For the first time, I have endorsed a Democrat in a partisan election.

What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Office of State Attorney General

Christine Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Bronstein

Until recently I had no idea how much control the Attorney General has over my uterus. As Attorney General, Kamala Harris will make choice a priority in her administration.

Kathleen Rice: Standing Out in New York

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

Never mess with a woman from the Big Apple. Residents of Long Island learned this firsthand in 2005, when Kathleen Rice stunned the political world a...

Eric Schneiderman & the Progressive Movement's Carpe Diem Opportunity on September 14th

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Sirota

When progressives are given the opportunity to put one of our own into an obscure-but-powerful position, it is critical to carpe diem. In New York, one of those opportunities has emerged in the form of Eric Schneiderman.

Obama Creates Backdoor Amnesty by Mass Dismissals of Deportation Cases

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

Whether the issue is immigration, voting rights, drug laws, or anything else, there's an even greater threat involved in the administration's approach. Our very rule of law is threatened by the Obama edicts of not enforcing laws.

Sexual Abuse Shatters the Lives of Inmates

Lovisa Stannow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lovisa Stannow

Last week, like most weeks, Just Detention International received some 40 letters from survivors of sexual abuse in detention -- still behind bars, unable to get away from their assailants.

After Three Decades, the Fight to End Prisoner Rape Continues

Lovisa Stannow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lovisa Stannow

Attorney General Holder needs to act as quickly as possible to codify a robust set of national standards. No matter what crime someone has committed, rape must never be a part of the penalty.

eBook Pricing Deals May Violate Antitrust Laws; CT Attorney General Launches Investigation

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book publishers' eBook deals with Apple and Amazon may violate competition laws, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Connecticut Attorney General...

Attorney General Abbott's Tainted Wyly Money

Barbara Ann Radnofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Ann Radnofsky

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced yesterday that they were filing charges against Texas billionaires Samuel and Charles Wyly for massiv...

Stan Garnett on Enforcing State Laws He Opposes (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

The Arizona immigration law will take effect Thursday with an appeal likely. Stan Garnett, the Boulder County District Attorney who is running for attorney general of Colorado, was asked about such legislation.

Obama Gets It Right in Arizona

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

Immigration is an explosive subject that raises many questions with no clear resolution. No one here legally should be a target in the United States. Not in Arizona. Not anywhere.

Eric Holder: Miranda Rights Should Be Modified For Terrorism Suspects

Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder said for the first time today on ABC's "This Week" that the Obama administration is open to modifying Miranda protections...

The Arizona Immigration Law: Politics over Policy

Kamala D. Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kamala D. Harris

Never let bad policy get in the way of good politics. That's the cynical motto of the growing class of political copycats bent on replicating Arizon...

AG Abbott's Quick BP Defense Will Backfire

Barbara Ann Radnofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ann Radnofsky

Our state's chief executives are tripping over themselves rationalizing BP's actions. The jury is out on whether BP has taken 'all the right actions,' as Mr. Abbott claims. BP certainly has not been accurate in its statements.

Keeping the Promise of California's Master Plan for Higher Education

Alberto Torrico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alberto Torrico

Fifty years ago, visionary leaders created California's Master Plan for Higher Education. For decades the master plan provided millions of California...

Bank of America Wire Transfer: Lost in Space!

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

It seems that I have unwillingly made a 10 day ZERO interest loan to Bank of America.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's Historic Speech on Corporate Influence in Government (VIDEO)

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

Whitehouse proposes the attorney general step in and clean house of all regulatory agencies to insure the integrity of the personnel to make sure they are not taken over by corporate interests.

Sam Stein

Eric Holder Denounces Liz Cheney's Ad Campaign As 'Reprehensible' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder offered a passionate and sharp denunciation on Wednesday of the attacks leveled by Liz Cheney and others accusing his dep...

Dems Urge Holder to Stay Strong on 9/11 Trial

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee today urged AG Eric Holder to stick to his initial determination that the alleged 9/11 plotters should be tried in civilian court, and not bow to partisan politics on what should be a legal determination.

Health Insurance Compared to Auto Insurance; Why the Republican Argument is Bogus

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Someday you will get sick or injured. That's not an option. It will happen. And if you are not insured other people will have to pay for your care.

Come to Texas for Current AG Managed Public Option and Mandates

Barbara Ann Radnofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Ann Radnofsky

We in Texas have a public option, suggested by and administered by the office of the Texas AG, to provide a reasonable cost option to parents who are now mandated to provide medical care payment.

Don't Sue President Obama

Chris Kelly  | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly 

This is the ultimate frivolous lawsuit, brought to you by the GOP -- the party of "NO" -- and we can't let them stand in the way of progress.

Kamala Harris: Attorney General Candidate Celebrates Women's History Month | Kimberly Emerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This past weekend, under a blue, warm almost-Spring sky, a couple of hundred women, children, and yes, a handful of men, gathered at the Sony Studios ...

Obama and Calderon Both Insult Americans

Ernest Istook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ernest Istook

By publicly bashing an American law during a joint appearance with the President of Mexico, Barack Obama poured gasoline on an already-raging fire and missed a golden chance to be statesmanlike.

Five Reasons the Carper Amendment Must Be Defeated

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

The Carper amendment to financial reform would hamstring states and prevent them from catching and stopping dangerous consumer lending practices before they metastasize into another crisis.