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    PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Pennsylvania is one of 17 states plus Washington DC now suing over the ICE and the Trump administration’s new restrictions on international students who take online courses. State Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed the lawsuit Monday along with the attorneys general of Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin. In a press release, Shapiro says, “Betsy Devos’s attempt to take advantage...
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed suit Tuesday against an egg supplier for alleged price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic. Morrisey said Green Valley Poultry Farms owner Dutt & Wagner of Virginia Inc. charged grocery stores more than 200% above normal prices for wholesale eggs earlier this year. In some cases, prices were raised nearly 300%, according to the attorney general. The civil case accuses the company of violating the states consumer protection act and...
              MOBILE, Alabama (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump. Tuberville, 65, beat Sessions in Tuesday’s Republican runoff as Sessions fell short in his attempted comeback for a seat he held for two decades before resigning to become Trump’s...
    A man was killed in a police-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon in Morris County, authorities said. A 911 call reporting a domestic incident brought police to Fairchild Avenue in Morris Township around 4:20 p.m., when the shooting occurred, state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said. The suspect was taken to Morristown Medical Center in traumatic arrest with two gunshot wounds in the torso, responders said. The officer was OK, they said. Following standard procedure, the New Jersey Attorney Generals Office is reviewing the...
    JEFF Sessions has lost the Alabama Senate runoff to the Trump-backed Republican rival and former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will not reclaim his old seat in the Senate after Tuesdays Republican primary runoff. 2 Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will not reclaim his old seat in the SenateCredit: Reuters 2 Former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville won the Alabama Senate runoff on TuesdayCredit: AP:Associated Press According the the New York Times, Tuberville obtained nearly double the...
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, likely ending a long political career with a bitter defeat egged on by President Donald Trump. Tuberville, 65, beat Sessions in Tuesday’s Republican runoff as Sessions fell short in his attempted comeback for a seat he held for two decades before resigning to become Trump’s attorney general in 2017. Familiar to Alabamians...
    Jeff Sessions waves to supporters after voting in the Alabama Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate on July 14, 2020 in Mobile, Alabama. Michael DeMocker/Getty Images For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.Jeff Sessions’ political career came to an end on Tuesday. Sessions had sought to recapture the Senate seat he held for 20 years before becoming President Donald Trump’s attorney general. In his stead, Alabama Republicans nominated Tommy Tuberville, a former...
    Former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville won Alabama’s Senate runoff Tuesday, beating former senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions 63% to 37%, The New York Times reported. His win marks the end to a long and bitter primary election between Tuberville, who received President Donald Trump’s endorsement despite having never held elected office, and Sessions, one of Alabama’s most well-known politicians who was devoted to Trump’s agenda, even as the president campaigned against him. The runoff, which was delayed due to...
    (CNN)Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a pair of police reforms bills into law on Tuesday, including background checks requiring officers seeking new positions to reveal previous employment records.The bills were pushed by Pennsylvanias legislature in response to nationwide protests that followed the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police on May 25. Let me say this very clearly: Black lives matter, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said before the bills were signed. But saying it -- thats...
    Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry had to sit out Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to his state Tuesday after testing positive for coronavirus. “Out of an overabundance of caution with the vice president coming to our state, I was tested for cornavirus [sic],” Landry wrote in an email to the state Department of Justice, according to The Louisiana Advocate. “Though experiencing no symptoms, I tested positive for COVID-19.” The Republican attorney general told employees he is quarantining, taking medications and is...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP/KDKA) — The first bills passed by Pennsylvania’s Legislature in response to widespread protests over police brutality and the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota are now law with Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature. In a news conference Tuesday in Harrisburg, Gov. Wolf, a Democrat, characterized the two bills he signed as small, but important steps toward making society fair. The two bills passed the House and Senate unanimously last month. One house bill requires police departments to check...
    Louisianas Attorney General Jeff Landry (R) announced Tuesday morning that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and would as a result not meet Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump administration extends support for Texas COVID-19 testing sites US testing official: Dr. Fauci is not 100 percent right Pence says decision on removing Confederate statues should be made locally MORE when he arrives in the state later in the day. The Louisiana Advocate reported that Landry emailed employees at...
    Man Arrested After Allegedly Shooting His Unborn Babys Mother to Death on Minneapolis Street An American UFC star lost 3 fights in a row but still got a bonus check, a pay-rise, and co-main event status on Fight Island Judge Rejects Proposed Weinstein Class Action Settlement © TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Amid mounting objections from women who accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault and harassment, a New York federal judge has rejected a proposed settlement that would...
    By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry was quarantining Tuesday after testing positive for the coronavirus, though his spokesman said the prominent Republican elected official has no symptoms of COVID-19. Landry spokesman Millard Mule told The Associated Press that the attorney general decided to get tested for the coronavirus “out of on overabundance of caution” because he had planned to attend events with Vice President Mike Pence. Pence was traveling to Louisiana...
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            by Jake Dima  GOP lawmakers wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr Friday, urging the protection of the firearm rights of the St. Louis couple that saw their guns confiscated after they went viral for defending their home against demonstrators, according to reports. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were seen in a video brandishing a M16A2-style rifle and small handgun outside of their home as demonstrators broke through a private gate and encroached on their property...
    When Attorney General Bill Barr tried to force out Geoffrey Berman, who had been the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, he created a mess he clearly didn’t foresee. He claimed Berman had stepped down, but Berman quickly refuted that claim. Berman’s opposition foiled Barr’s attempt to replace him with an outsider to the office, and eventually, Berman left on the understanding that his deputy, Audrey Strauss, would take over. The tumultuous and dramatic series of events...
    Photo credit: Johannes Eisele, AFP via Getty Images. Former U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman explained to Congress the bizarre circumstances around his departure from the Southern District of New York, in which Attorney General Bill Barr abruptly announced Berman’s resignation on a Friday night even though he had already refused to voluntarily step down until his replacement was confirmed by the Senate. That move by Barr prompted Berman to very publicly refuse to resign and led to a number of conflicting...
    The House Judiciary Committee released Monday the transcript of its interview last week with former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman in which he alleges that Attorney General Bill Barr tried to “entice” him to step down from his position. Berman, who during his time as the U.S. Attorney of the SDNY launched several investigations into President Trump and people connected with him, said during his testimony that Barr told him he could either resign...
    Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said Monday that four experienced attorneys and trial lawyers have joined his prosecution team in the George Floyd case on a pro bono basis. Ellison’s team includes attorneys from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. “I’ve put together an exceptional team with experience and expertise across many disciplines,” he said in a statement. “We are united in our responsibility to pursue justice in this case.” The new attorneys are former...
    The House Judiciary Committee will host a second Department Of Justice (DOJ) whistleblower hearing before Attorney General William Barr testifies in front of the committee, according to a letter obtained by the Daily Caller. In a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the committee, ripped Nadler for refusing to release the names of witnesses that are scheduled to appear at a hearing on July 23. In the letter, Jordan told...
    Alabama may be the only state in the U.S. that is not investigating Google now that California has reportedly joined 48 other states in opening an antitrust into the massive online search engine. California joined 48 states currently investigating Google’s business model over concerns related to its ad technology, Politico reported Thursday, citing sources with knowledge of the inquiry. The Golden State’s reported decision to target Google makes Alabama the only state not investigating the tech giant’s advertising business. The attorneys general from...
    GOP lawmakers wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr Friday, urging the protection of the firearm rights of the St. Louis couple that saw their guns confiscated after they went viral for defending their home against demonstrators, according to reports. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were seen in a video brandishing a M16A2-style rifle and small handgun outside of their home as demonstrators broke through a private gate and encroached on their property line in June. Police executed a search...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Democrat is announcing his bid to be the state’s next attorney general. Jay Jones, a state House delegate from Norfolk, made the announcement Monday in a campaign video saying it’s time for a “new generation of leadership.” If elected next year, the 31-year-old Jones would be the first African-American to be Virginia’s attorney general. In his announcement, Jones said his campaign is “generations in the making” and highlighted his family’s history of fighting for...
    If there were lingering doubt remaining in the mind of any New York City police officer that the state’s elected leadership is biased against the NYPD, it would have been erased last week. On July 8th Letitia James, the Attorney General for the state of New York, issued a “Preliminary Report on the New York City Police Department’s Response to Demonstrations Following the Death of George Floyd.” The 57-page document makes clear that neither the governor (who requested the report)...