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Bill Bar, Trump Attorney General nominee, backed by Justice Department alums

More than 120 former Justice Department officials have signed onto a letter expressing support for Attorney General nominee William Barr ahead of his confirmation hearing next week. The letter is signed by three former attorneys general, two [...]

Attorney says activist client to return to jail any time

CAIRO (AP) – An attorney says an Egyptian activist is waiting to return to prison after an appeals court upheld a two-year sentence against her for posting a video online in which she criticized the government and decried sexual harassment. Lawyer [...]

Keller named chief deputy attorney general in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A longtime attorney for a nonprofit has been named chief deputy attorney general in Minnesota. Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison announced Friday that John Keller will serve as the second-ranking attorney in the [...]

SC attorney general applauds ruling on health care overhaul

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s top prosecutor is applauding a federal judge’s ruling that President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Attorney General Alan tells The Associated Press that he has always [...]

U.S. Attorney in Manhattan launches criminal probe of Trump inaugural committee

The Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office opened an investigation into whether President Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee misspent some of the $ 107 million sent in as donations, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The probe is also [...]

William Barr’s path to becoming attorney general again likely tougher this time

The last time William P. Barr faced the Senate for confirmation to be attorney general in 1991 he was so noncontroversial that he was approved on a voice vote, with no less than then-Sens. Joseph R. Biden and Edward M. Kennedy backing him. It’s [...]

GOP pushes Trump for new attorney general amid Mueller uproar

“If we had some confidence that there is somebody nominated that would be confirmed in a reasonable period of time, to me it seems like it would relieve a lot of the controversy,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. | Jacquelyn [...]

Virginia’s attorney general pushing for anti-hate-crime laws

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he will propose legislation aimed at preventing hate crimes and white-supremacist violence. Herring’s announcement on Thursday comes in response to an increase in hate [...]

Trump’s acting attorney general involved in firm that scammed veterans out of life savings

Trump's acting attorney general involved in firm that scammed veterans out of life savings Matthew Whitaker was paid advisory board member for WPM Veteran: ‘I spent the money on a dream. I lost everything’ Matthew Whitaker [...]

California’s role fighting Trump marks attorney general race

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra fights the Trump administration at seemingly every turn and wants voters to keep him in the job to continue the battle. Gov. Jerry Brown appointed Becerra [...]