Stories tagged: attorney general
UPDATED: FRIDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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: WEDNESDAY, 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: WEDNESDAY, 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: TUESDAY, 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 …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 10:33 P.M.
Pot backers fear worst as vote nears on marijuana foe Sessions for attorney general
Marijuana legalization backers fear the worst for their fast-growing industry as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote Wednesday to approve a longtime pot opponent, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, as …
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017, 9:48 P.M.
Washington governor, AG meet traveler affected by ban
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson welcomed a passenger at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport who had been blocked by President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 8:55 A.M.
Jeff Sessions approved by Judiciary Committee after another bitter hearing
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 11-9 to advance the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as attorney general. He is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017, 5:03 P.M.
Attorney General Lynch: ‘We have always pushed forward’
Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in her final speech as head of the Justice Department, praised the work of the Obama administration to advance the dream of justice and said worries …
SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017
Ed Rogers: Trump’s Cabinet picks reassuring
Where Trump is brash and says what immediately comes to his mind, Sessions, Tillerson and Mattis are poised and careful in choosing their words.
FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017, 11:51 A.M.
U.S. attorney in Baltimore is Trump’s pick to be deputy attorney general
Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney in Baltimore and currently the longest-serving U.S. attorney, is the incoming Trump administration’s pick to become the next deputy attorney general – the second-highest position …
THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017
Dana Milbank: Sessions’ remarks sliver of hope
For those who fear that Donald Trump will run roughshod across the federal government, the nominee’s testimony offered a slim hope that he will provide at least some brake on …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 10:49 P.M.
Black lawmakers say Sessions unfit to be attorney general
Black lawmakers said Wednesday that Sen. Jeff Sessions at times has shown hostility toward civil rights, making him unfit to be attorney general, as a 1986 letter from the widow …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 6:29 P.M.
Sessions tells senators he would stand up to Trump as attorney general
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions fervently rejected “damnably false” accusations of past racist comments Tuesday as he challenged Democratic concerns about the civil rights commitment he would bring as Donald Trump’s …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4, 2017, 1:17 P.M.
California Legislature enlists ex-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to defend against Trump
Bracing for an adversarial relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, the California Legislature has selected former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to serve as outside counsel to advise the …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 1:41 P.M.
More than 1,100 law school professors nationwide oppose nomination of Sessions as attorney general
A group of more than 1,100 law school professors from across the country is sending a letter to Congress Tuesday urging the Senate to reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 1:30 P.M.
Police end NAACP sit-in against attorney general nominee
Several NAACP protesters led by their national president were escorted away in handcuffs by police after staging a sit-in Tuesday at the Alabama office of Sen. Jeff Sessions, the nominee …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 3:35 P.M.
GOP plans swift confirmation for Sessions as attorney general
Senate Republicans announced plans Tuesday to move quickly through the confirmation process for Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general, while Democrats requested they have enough time at …
SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2016
Don’t reverse state marijuana laws
Will Americans get the attorney-general nominee who is a foe of marijuana legalization or the friend of states’ rights?
FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2016, 12:14 P.M.
Sessions’ stand on states’ rights conflicts with legalized marijuana
After winning big at the polls Nov. 8, backers of marijuana legalization now fear that their movement took a major hit Friday when President-elect Donald Trump chose Sen. Jeff Sessions, …
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2016
Barronelle Stutzman: My case should concern everyone
Editor’s note: Barronelle Stutzman was sued by the state attorney general for refusing to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. The Washington Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016
AG Ferguson has experience edge
Bob Ferguson came into office promising to be a staunch protector of consumers, and he has taken on some powerful entities. He has also followed through on his vow to …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016, 1:38 P.M.
Attorney general seeks contempt order against Tim Eyman
OLYMPIA – Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants a Snohomish County Superior Court judge to hold Tim Eyman and his political committees in contempt for failing to turn over documents in …
THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016, 10:59 A.M.
State attorney general seeks immediate help for Hanford workers
Washington’s attorney general on Thursday asked a federal judge to immediately take steps to protect Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers from exposure to chemical vapors.
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016, 9:25 P.M.
Lynch deflects questions about Clinton emails
Republican lawmakers Tuesday lambasted Attorney General Loretta Lynch over her refusal to discuss the details of the Justice Department’s recent decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 3:38 P.M.
Idaho Senate panel backs AG investigation bill
An Idaho Senate panel has backed legislation that would change how the state’s Attorney General’s office investigates possible criminal activities by local elected officials.
MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015
All hands on tech: Savvy seniors receive schooling on Internet safety
Baby boomers are, in general, technologically savvy, Skyping grandkids, texting friends, shopping online and banking from laptops and smartphones. Yet these seniors, like the majority of Washington adults, often forsake …