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Democratic Attorneys General Urge End to Separations

“The only attorneys general from states along the U.S.-Mexico border to sign the letter were Balderas and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra” writes Susan Montoya Bryan for pbs.org. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A coalition of Democratic attorneys general demanded Tuesday that the Trump administration end a “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.The attorneys join a chorus of church leaders and lawmakers from both parties who also have called the separations inhumane.In their letter, the attorneys general argue that the fundamental…

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72 former US attorneys call on Sessions to end ‘tragic and unsustainable’ family separations in scathing letter

“A bipartisan group of former US attorneys have released a letter that calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end his department’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy” writes Ellen Cranley for businessinsider.com. The letter says the attorneys involved were “horrified” by the pictures and audio of wailing children who are kept in chain-link cages in detention centers. The attorneys’ statement joins calls from celebrities, first ladies, and Republican officials to end the policy.Doctors warn that forced family separation could cause permanent psychological damage, a trauma the letter said alone is “sufficient…

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Cop allegedly lied about income to avoid higher child support payments

“An NYPD officer has been indicted on charges he lied about his income in order to avoid paying higher child support” reports nypost.com. The child support scam was caught during an investigation into other, unrelated allegations against Martinez.Martinez remained silent during his brief court appearance as defense attorney John Tyman entered a “not guilty” plea on his behalf. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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Trump could be in a world of new legal trouble after New York’s attorney general accused his charity of ‘willful and knowing’ crimes

“President Donald Trump could be faced with new legal headaches on multiple fronts after the New York attorney general sued him, his three eldest children, and the Trump Foundation, accusing them of “a pattern of illegal conduct” stretching more than a decade” writes Allan Smith for businessinsider.com. Amy Spitalnick, the press secretary for the New York attorney general, told Business Insider the office didn’t have criminal jurisdiction over nonprofit entities, which is why the attorney general filed a civil suit and sent referrals to the IRS and the FEC, with…

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New York sues to dissolve Trump Foundation, cites illegal conduct

“Barbara Underwood, the attorney general, asked a New York state judge to dissolve the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and impose bans on Trump, his sons Donald Jr and Eric, and his daughter from holding leadership roles in New York charities” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s attorney general on Thursday sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his namesake foundation, alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the nonprofit including support for Trump’s 2016 campaign.The Trump Foundation issued a statement criticizing the lawsuit…

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Sean Patrick Maloney Jumps Into New York Attorney General’s Race

“Maloney wins the attorney general primary on Sept. 13, he said he would step aside from his congressional re-election” reports nytimes.com. In a truncated attorney general’s race, Mr.His opponents would have to raise roughly $30,000 every day of the race just to equal the war chest that Mr.She pledged to make “fighting Trump” her top priority. “I will use law as a sword, not just a shield,” she said. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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Harvey Weinstein pleads ‘not guilty,’ and his lawyers hint at defense strategy

“Brafman then offered several hints of his pretrial strategy to the judge and lead prosecutor Joan Illuzzi” writes Steven Zeitchik Covers for washingtonpost.com. Tuesday saw a series of courtroom snipes between Illuzzi and Brafman. “I take issue when the district attorney announces an indictment of Mr. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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California judge who sentenced Stanford swimmer faces voters

“Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky would be the first California judge recalled from office since 1932 if a majority of voters choose to remove him on Tuesday” writes Paul Elias for seattletimes.com. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California voters are deciding whether to remove a judge from office for the first time in decades because he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison. Personal injury attorney Angela F. Storey and Santa Clara County assistant district attorney Cindy Seeley…

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Trump blames Sessions for Russia probe, suggests he could have shut it down

“Just last week, Trump went on Twitter to say that he wished he had picked someone other than Sessions to be his attorney general” reports washingtonpost.com. President Trump on Tuesday blamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, suggesting in a morning tweet that the probe could have been shut down by now if Sessions had not recused himself.Even before Sessions stepped aside, Trump had the White House counsel call the attorney general to try to persuade him not to do…

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