Stories tagged: attorney general
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 2:24 p.m.
Judge: Sessions can’t deny grant money for sanctuary cities
A federal judge has ruled Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other so-called sanctuary cities for refusing …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Washington state threatens legal action if DACA repealed
Washington state’s attorney general is threatening legal action if President Donald Trump ends a program that protects young immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Washington seeks Supreme Court review of culvert ruling
Attorney General Bob Ferguson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by a federal appeals court that state officials say will require it to pay billions of …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017
Editorial: Pot-fearing AG should meet with state officials
Why is the attorney general ignoring his own task force, cherry-picking data, using outdated information and raising the specter of a federal shutdown? Possibly because he holds the outdated view …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Cities baffled as Jeff Sessions targets them on immigration
Attorney General Jeff Sessions took new steps Thursday to punish cities he believes are not cooperating with federal immigration agents in a move that was met with bewilderment by local …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Marijuana fight puts Congress on collision course with Sessions
Congress is heading for a confrontation with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over pot.
Sat., July 29, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Trump’s war on Sessions reveals all
But beyond character and beyond ideology lies the most appalling aspect of the Sessions affair – reviving the idea of prosecuting Clinton.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
Attorneys general to DeVos: Keep protections for sex assault victims
Attorneys general from Pennsylvania, New Mexico and more than a dozen other states are urging U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to keep in place protections for victims of sexual assault …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Progressive center that opposed anti-tax measure fined for campaign violations
A progressive think tank will pay the state more than $30,000 to settle claims of campaign finance violations in its failed efforts to defeat a 2015 initiative.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 11:27 p.m.
Idaho AG’s analysis undercuts legal argument for aerial fireworks ‘affidavit’ scheme
A new Idaho Attorney General’s opinion undercuts a legal argument that a couple of southwestern Idaho businesses have been using for years to justify selling illegal aerial fireworks to customers …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Idaho official: It’s illegal to buy aerial fireworks
It’s illegal for people to buy aerial fireworks in Idaho without a special use permit, the Idaho Attorney General’s Office said in an opinion released Tuesday.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Montana attorney general won’t run for US Senate
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says he will not run in 2018 for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Democrat Jon Tester.
Sun., May 21, 2017
AG is undermining smart-justice reforms
Locking up the right people is better than robotic sentencing. If offenders can be steered into appropriate health care and treatment settings, everyone wins.
UPDATED: Sat., April 29, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Critics question U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ style after blunt words
With two dust-ups in a week, first with a judge in Hawaii and another with leaders of the nation’s largest and most powerful police department, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sounds …
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Hawaii lawmakers criticize AG Sessions’ island judge remarks
Hawaii’s Democratic lawmakers on Thursday criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement on a radio show that a “judge sitting on an island in the Pacific” could stop …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
Attorney general expands program to combat crime on tribal lands
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Tuesday to expand an Obama administration initiative to allow more tribal authorities access to federal anti-crime databases – an action long sought by tribes …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 7:18 p.m.
Sessions orders Justice Department to review all police reform agreements
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered Justice Department officials to review reform agreements with troubled police forces nationwide, saying it was necessary to ensure these pacts do not work against the …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Attorney General Wasden’s budget narrowly clears Idaho House
Idaho House lawmakers used Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s budget plan for fiscal year 2018 to highlight their displeasure with the chief legal officer’s recent agreement to repeal two anti-abortion laws.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
Grilled on Russia probe, deputy attorney general pick sidesteps Democrats’ calls for special prosecutor
Deputy attorney general nominee Rod Rosenstein refused to commit Tuesday to appoint a special counsel to oversee investigations of Russian meddling in the presidential election – though he stressed that …
Fri., March 3, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Russian ambassador in eye of storm over Trump campaign ties
The Trump administration’s back-to-back controversies over its Russian ties now have at least one thing in common: Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Thu., March 2, 2017, 11:47 p.m.
Sessions steps aside from Russia probe under pressure
WASHINGTON – Under intensifying pressure, Attorney General Jeff Sessions abruptly agreed Thursday to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian meddling in America’s 2016 presidential election. He acted after revelations …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
Sessions spoke twice with Russian envoy during campaign, officials say
Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold
The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump’s travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order, but the states who sued to stop …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
Feds should refrain from marijuana crackdown
Sessions isn’t alone in believing marijuana to be especially pernicious, but scientific research and common sense don’t back him up
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 10:46 p.m.
Trump seeks pause in legal fight with revised travel ban
The Trump administration said in court documents on Thursday it wants a pause in the legal fight over its ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations, so it can …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 5:09 p.m.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson uses strategic streak to fight Trump
The legal challenge that would launch Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson into the vanguard of resistance against President Donald Trump’s travel ban was already in the works as Ferguson flew …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 10:47 a.m.
Sessions takes reins at Justice ready to walk the line for Trump
Jeff Sessions takes over as U.S. attorney general with a notable distinction among Donald Trump’s appointees: He’s a key Cabinet official who hasn’t yet publicly disagreed with the president. Unlike …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Elizabeth Warren warns senators who put Sessions’ ‘radical hatred’ into Justice Department
Sen. Elizabeth Warren took to Twitter on Wednesday night to promise that she – and other Democrats – will fight back, hard, now that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., has been …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Senate confirms Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general
The Senate has confirmed Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in the Trump administration.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 8:56 p.m.
Republicans vote to rebuke Elizabeth Warren for impugning Sessions’ character
WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., led a party-line rebuke Tuesday night of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for her speech opposing attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, striking down …