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Kamala Harris Wins Re-Election

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) defeated Republican Ronald Gold in Tuesday's election. Thank you California! We have important work ...

California's Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, But The AG Won't Give It Up

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty uncons...

Harris Finishes First In Attorney General Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Democrat Kamala Harris finished first in the open primary race for California Attorney General held Tuesday. Harris, the incumbent, topped a field ...

Kamala Harris Is Engaged

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is engaged to be married to Los Angeles lawyer Douglas Emhoff. As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, E...

Avoiding the "Big Stick" Approach: Regulators Seek to Aid Transparency for App Developers

Christina Gagnier | Posted 06.12.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The issue is not necessarily that the information is being collected. The issue is that users must have information about what is being collected and be put in a position to make a meaningful choice about the tradeoff of using the application or not.

California Attorney General Releases Guidelines for Mobile App Privacy

Christina Gagnier | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

California's Attorney General Kamala Harris released new guidelines targeted at mobile application developers to ensure consumer awareness of privacy and data practices. This trajectory could be influential in creating federal policy around privacy, data and consumer notice.

Kamala Cracks Down On Social Media

San Jose Mercury News | Brandon Bailey | Posted 03.12.2013 | San Francisco

Building on her campaign to improve privacy for mobile phone and tablet users, California's top law enforcement officer on Thursday issued a list of r...

World's Largest Medical Cannabis Dispensary Wins Major Victory To Avoid Shutdown

Lucia Graves | Posted 01.08.2013 | San Francisco

A federal magistrate on Monday ruled that the Harborside Health Center located in Oakland and San Jose, Calif., can continue to operate, despite a bid...

Kamala Cracks The Whip On An Important Overlooked Issue

The Sacramento Bee | Marjie Lundstrom | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco

Until he died last month at age 82, Don Esco of Cameron Park had his own way of measuring the passage of time: by the years, months and days since the...

California Attorney General Endorses Undocumented Immigrant

AP | FENIT NIRAPPIL | Posted 07.20.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sergio Garcia completed law school with the help of odd jobs and proceeds from a self-help book. Then he passed the state law exam on...

Matt Sledge

In State AG Campaigns, Foreclosure Often The Missing Issue

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The nation's attorneys general flexed their legal muscles earlier this year when they signed off on a $25 billion national mortgage settle...

Ben Hallman

Shocker: $25 Billion Mortgage Settlement Expires

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.03.2012 | Business

The promises made by five of the nation's largest banks under the much-ballyhooed $25 billion mortgage settlement have a surprisingly short shelf life...

Aaron Sankin

A Major Setback For Kamala Harris

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.18.2012 | San Francisco

For the nearly two years that Kamala Harris has been California's Attorney General, she has made the fight against fraudulent foreclosures her signatu...

Ben Hallman

Pressure Mounts On This Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

Having failed to get Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on board helping struggling homeowners in California, Attorney General Kamala Harris is trying a new t...

Loren Berlin

California Still Not Joining National Mortgage Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

One day after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was named co-chairman of a federal mortgage fraud task force, California Attorney General Ka...

Loren Berlin

California Arrests Two For Scamming Distressed Homeowners

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

Two owners of a Southern California-based loan modification company were arrested Tuesday on charges that they scammed thousands of distressed homeown...

Kamala Harris Defends Medical Marijuana

AP | Posted 12.20.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal prosecutors should be careful not to overreach in their crackdown on California's pot dispensaries, even though there are amb...

Report: California AG Subpoenas Bank Of America

Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

The California state attorney general's office subpoenaed Bank of America Corp this week regarding the sale and marketing of troubled mortgage-bac...

How to Lose Your Home: Curing My Perception Deficiency

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 10.19.2011 | San Francisco
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

On Tuesday I got a phone call from my buddy Guillermo. "Hey man," he said, "You should come down to the Attorney General's office this afternoon. Some...

What Has Kamala Been Up To?

| Posted 10.01.2011 | San Francisco

This story comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Ryan Gabrielson California Attorney General Kamala Harris wants the state’s police dep...

Mortgage Lenders Investigated In Two States Over Robo-Signings

AP | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- Prosecutors in California and Illinois are investigating allegations that Lender Processing Services Inc., one of the nation's largest ...

Brazilian Blowout Gets Heat From CA Policy Makers

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Christina Jewett | Posted 06.14.2011 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Christina Jewett Multiple state, federal and independent advocacy watchdogs have issued alerts, inv...

California Attorney General Asks Court To Lift Gay Marriage Ban

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — California's attorney general on Tuesday joined lawyers for two same-sex couples and the city of San Francisco in asking a feder...

Kamala Harris and Reality Win Attorney General Race

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

Overcoming the opposing campaign's best efforts to game the vote count, plus a million dollar attack by Karl Rove, Harris is slated to become the first African-American and first female Attorney General in California.

As Predicted: Republican Dirty Tricks in the California Attorney General Race

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

Ben Franklin said that nothing is certain except death and taxes -- but then Ben lived before there was a Republican Party to make the political dirty trick every bit as predictable.