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  • Attorneys general call on top U.S. retailers to drop tobacco products

    03/18/2014 8:00:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:16pm EDT | Phil Wahba
    A group of 28 U.S. attorneys general is urging chief executive officers of five major retailers, including Walmart, to stop selling tobacco products, saying it is contradictory to carry such items in stores that also provide health care services. The companies receiving a letter on Sunday from the group were Wal-Mart Stores Inc, supermarket operators Kroger Co, Safeway Inc, which operate pharmacies, and drugstore chains Walgreen Co and Rite Aid Corp. …
  • Holder gives nod to state AGs to drop defense of gay marriage bans amid court challenges

    02/25/2014 8:08:13 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/25/14 | foxnews
    Attorney General Eric Holder has given the nod to his state counterparts that they do not have to defend laws they consider discriminatory -- effectively giving the green light for states to stop defending bans on gay marriage. Holder addressed the issue during a gathering of state attorneys general on Tuesday, after detailing his position in a New York Times interview. Speaking to the National Association of Attorneys General, Holder said that any decision not to defend individual laws must be "exceedingly rare" and reserved for "exceptional circumstances." He indicated that legal challenges to gay marriage bans would qualify as...
  • APNewsBreak: AGs to Obama: We need meeting on ACA

    01/07/2014 11:56:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 2014 2:41 PM EST | Meg Kinnard
    Attorneys general from South Carolina and Florida have asked the White House to arrange a meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over prosecutors’ concerns about the health care overhaul. In a letter provided on Tuesday to The Associated Press, Alan Wilson of South Carolina and Pam Bondi of Florida ask President Barack Obama to direct Sebelius to meet with them, saying previous requests made directly to the secretary have gone unanswered. […] Wilson and Bondi were among 13 attorneys general who have previously written to Sebelius questioning whether there will be enough protection of consumer data in...
  • Eleven attorneys general slam Obama healthcare fixes as illegal

    01/02/2014 11:37:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Eleven GOP attorneys general say the Obama administration is breaking the law by repeatedly making changes to ObamaCare without going through Congress. The attorneys general specifically criticize President Obama's executive action that allowed insurance companies to keep offering health plans that had been canceled for not meeting ObamaCare's more rigorous standards. "We support allowing citizens to keep their health insurance coverage, but the only way to fix this problem-ridden law is to enact changes lawfully: through Congressional action,” the attorneys general wrote in a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “The illegal actions by this administration...
  • Attorneys General Join Forces to Call Into Account Illegal Obama Administration Violations

    03/05/2012 11:37:21 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 16 replies
    REPUBLICANS ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION ^ | Mar 05, 2012 | Attorneys General
    MEMO: A Report on Obama Administration Violations of Law FROM: Attorneys General Tom Horne, Arizona; Pam Bondi, Florida; Sam Olens, Georgia; Bill Schuette, Michigan; Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma; Marty Jackley, South Dakota; Alan Wilson, South Carolina; Greg Abbott, Texas; Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia DATE: March 5, 2012 --- Introduction As chief legal officers of the states and commonwealths, attorneys general are the last line of defense against an increasingly overreaching federal government. Attorneys general have a duty to uphold the laws of their respective states and uphold the U.S. and state constitutions. One of the ways in which attorneys general protect the...
  • Missing Settlement Document Raises Doubts on $25B Deal

    02/10/2012 1:18:20 PM PST · by Chunga85 · 13 replies
    American Banker ^ | 2/10/2102 | By Jeff Horwitz and Kate Davidson
    More than a day after the announcement of a mammoth national mortgage servicing settlement, the actual terms of the deal still aren't public. The website created for the national settlement lists the document as "coming soon."
  • Election 2010: A Look at Some Down the Ticket Races

    11/05/2010 6:02:00 AM PDT · by red meat conservative
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 11/05/10 | Daniel
    There has been a lot of focus on the major Republican victories in state legislatures. Most people haven't focused as much on some of the other statewide races across the country. Well, according to preliminary results, it appears that we have won some Attorney General and Secretary of State offices in several key states. It is important to note that these offices are vital to our efforts to augment our farm team of future candidates in some key states. Many Gubernatorial and Senatorial candidates in recent years have been AG's or SOS's. Here is a brief synopsis of the Republican...
  • Republicans Poised to Pick Up state Attorney General Offices

    10/15/2010 5:58:50 AM PDT · by red meat conservative · 3 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 10/15/10 | Daniel
    A lot of ink has been spilled trying to handicap the House, Senate, and Gubernatorial elections. One of the important things about a wave election is that it usually has a down the ticket affect in boosting the victorious party in state legislature and other statewide elections. I figured that I would begin today by researching where things stand in the race to control the state's attorney general offices. In the coming days we will focus on the races for control of state legislatures and offices of Secretary of State. While these elections are not quite as important as the...
  • Pimps and Parasites

    10/13/2010 3:14:32 AM PDT · by Scanian · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 13, 2010 | Jeffrey Folks
    When someone connected with Jerry Brown's campaign referred to Meg Whitman as a "whore," it revealed a lot about the way liberals think. The liberal mind, it would seem, always thinks in terms of offering or receiving payment for illicit services. Whether it is the governor of the state of New York caught with a high-priced prostitute or the Brown campaign itself pandering to the union gravy train, for liberals, just about everything is "pay to play." This being three weeks before the election, pandering has reached a fever pitch among Democratic politicians. With the apparent failure of certain mortgage...
  • Liberty Or Debt

    03/24/2010 3:32:23 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 6 replies · 280+ views
    IBD ^ | Today
    States' Rights: Idaho requires its attorney general to sue the feds if ObamaCare passes while Virginia, the cradle of liberty, heads the line of states in front of the federal courtroom. Somewhere Patrick Henry is smiling. As the second coming of King George III seeks to impose the leftist mandate of national health insurance on the unwilling American people, the states are once again in revolt. This time they're unwilling to be the colonies of an imperial federal government determined to spend and tax us into bankruptcy while treating the Constitution as if it were bird cage liner. Is this...
  • Madam Pelosi's House Of Ill Repute

    03/22/2010 4:49:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,096+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 22, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    The Vote: Conned by the promise of an ephemeral executive order, the last holdouts cave and ObamaCare advances. It doesn't add a single doctor or hospital room, but needs 17,000 new IRS agents to enforce it. Congressman Bart Stupak, D-Mich., spent months spelling out in minute detail how the Senate version of the health care overhaul permitted federal funding of abortion through its failure to expressly prohibit it. In the end, he cashed in his principles for an unenforceable executive order that is trumped by the Senate bill he voted to pass. An executive order is not the law of...
  • Liberty Or Debt

    03/19/2010 4:33:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 893+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 19, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    States' Rights: Idaho requires its attorney general to sue the feds if ObamaCare passes while Virginia, the cradle of liberty, heads the line of states in front of the federal courtroom. Somewhere Patrick Henry is smiling. As the second coming of King George III seeks to impose the leftist mandate of national health insurance on the unwilling American people, the states are once again in revolt. This time they're unwilling to be the colonies of an imperial federal government determined to spend and tax us into bankruptcy while treating the Constitution as if it were bird cage liner. Is this...
  • State AGs to gather next week: Businesses watch out

    02/26/2010 8:17:40 PM PST · by legalwatch · 194+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 2-26-09 | Chris Rizo
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, a member of the Senate Democratic leadership team, has raked in big bucks this year from trial lawyers and their political action committees, campaign finance disclosures indicate.
  • 13 State AGs Categorically Reject "Nebraska Compromise;" To Litigate if Not Removed

    01/08/2010 7:35:50 AM PST · by Phil_GA · 22 replies · 1,088+ views
    The Right Side of Life ^ | 01/07/2010 | Phil
    As I had referenced in a previous posting, lots of State-level resistance is brewing against the congressional healthcare plan, HR3590. Now AmericanGrandJury.org has posted an article summarizing that Alabama Attorney General Troy King has gone on the offensive regarding the "Nebraska Compromise." What is the premise of the compromise? According to one of Mr. King's pressers: The "Nebraska Compromise," as it is being called, would ostensibly require the remaining 49 States to recoup the loss of Nebraska's Medicaid payments, and was added to the Senate bill in return for the vote of Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson (D). With the addition...
  • 13 AGs threaten suit over health care

    12/30/2009 3:34:50 PM PST · by freespirited · 10 replies · 780+ views
    Republican attorneys general in 13 states say congressional leaders must remove Nebraska's political deal from the federal health care reform bill or face legal action, according to a letter provided to The Associated Press Wednesday. "We believe this provision is constitutionally flawed," South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster and the 12 other attorneys general wrote in the letter to be sent Wednesday night to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "As chief legal officers of our states we are contemplating a legal challenge to this provision and we ask you to take action to render this...
  • Court battle begins over Nelson Medicare goody in Obamacare

    12/23/2009 3:52:51 AM PST · by Scanian · 32 replies · 1,672+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 23, 2009 | Clarice Feldman
    Ben Nelson's taking a lot of heat for accepting the Reid bribe of a free pass on Medicaid to sign on to the Reid health care fiasco. Even the state's biggest newspaper is poking fun at him and one of my correspondents indicates he'd not be surprised if the Senator chooses not to be the ex-Senator from Nebraska by voting against the bill when it comes to a final vote after conference. In the meantime, seven states' attorneys, lead by South Carolina are considering bringing suit if the Nebraska provision is in the final bill: "The top prosecutors in seven...
  • Democrats face 'complicated' AG races in 2010

    08/14/2009 11:43:57 PM PDT · by Ja7430 · 4 replies · 461+ views
    The Legal News ^ | 4/14/09 | Chris Rizo
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The ranks of Democratic state attorneys general could shrink after the 2010 elections, party leaders and political analysts told Legal Newsline. In all, 30 states hold elections for their attorney general next year. Among incumbent AGs, at least 17 are running for other office, including governor and U.S. senator, next year.
  • State AG's target Wall Street

    09/29/2008 1:36:21 PM PDT · by jasonmyos · 1 replies · 236+ views
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Long before Congress began considering a rescue plan for the U.S. financial markets, a small group of state attorneys general were decrying what they called unscrupulous activities by some Wall Street firms. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrat Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley were taking aim at such financial giants as Citigroup, Bank of America, Swiss bank UBS, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.
  • Democrat Treats Upstate Address as an Asset (NY)

    01/29/2006 5:55:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies · 351+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 29, 2006 | JONATHAN P. HICKS
    Since entering the race for attorney general a year ago, Denise O'Donnell has labored to raise her profile in a campaign whose coverage has been largely fixated on two other Democratic candidates, Andrew M. Cuomo and Mark Green. But the political events of the last few days may have provided a boost to the candidacy of Ms. O'Donnell, a Buffalo resident who is the former United States attorney for the Western District of New York. Last week, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer selected David A. Paterson, a state senator from Harlem, to be his running mate in the 2006 governor's race....
  • The Risk Not Taken

    04/03/2005 8:25:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 992+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 3, 2005 | RICHARD DOOLING
    OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Omaha ELIOT SPITZER, the New York attorney general, has made a career out of spanking arrogant fat cats on the front page. We cheered when he busted those shifty stockbrokers for selling us shares of Enron and WorldCom, and we hailed him for exposing those money managers who sold our mutual fund shares on the cheap after 4 p.m. Eastern to influential big boys at our expense. Then last year Mr. Spitzer went after insurance companies, and everybody applauded again. Of course! Talk about a target-rich environment! For weeks, we opened our newspapers eager to read about insurance...
  • “I Did It ... Because I Could” -- Bill Clinton Writes His Own Epitaph

    06/26/2004 9:55:35 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 46 replies · 3,769+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 26 June, 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    “As God is my witness,” I did not want to write about Bill Clinton ever again. But he is a persistent cuss. Like Jack Torrance (Nicholson) said in The Shining, as he used an axe to chop through the door, “Little pigs, little pigs, let me in. Not by the hair of your chinny-chin-chin? Well then I'll huff and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in.” Is there any doubt, by now, that Clinton (him) is equally persistent? That as long as he has life and breath he will continue to break into the present to upstage all other...
  • Socialist food fight

    01/27/2004 3:48:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies · 172+ views
    <p>Big Tobacco paid dearly for the public's choices over the years. And plaintiffs' lawyers licked their chops. The next target in the lucrative war against personal choice and individual responsibility will be Americans' growing waistlines. After all, "One of the most effective ways to get social change is to sue people."</p>