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The AGAC was created in 1973 to serve as the voice of United States Attorneys and to advise the Attorney General on policy, management, and operational issues impacting the offices of the U.S. Attorneys. The NAIS is made up of U.S. Attorneys from across the United States whose Districts contain Indian ...
The former Abbey nursing home, which closed down earlier this year amid accusations of improper care of residents, is being transformed into a 26-unit apartment complex. Local leaders say a series of building projects will help ease a shortage of rental housing in the Plymouth County seat.

Us Attorneys, state officials and cannabis industry representatives met in Portland, Oregon on February 2 to discuss how to enforcement will change after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced changes to Department of Justice (DOJ) policies on the prosecution of marijuana cases. The answer: a ...
The new policy change requires that all U.S. Attorneys' offices and Department of Justice litigation offices appoint a staff member to monitor any litigation involving religious freedom issues. These "religious freedom" czars would report directly to the Associate Attorney General, Trump political appointee ...
Without announcement, Sessions inserted a policy requiring all U.S. Attorneys' offices in the country to assign a staff member to monitor litigation and report back whenever religious issues are mentioned. Basically, they want to use taxpayer money to help them pay attention to their pet cause, which would ...
President Donald Trump has raised serious concerns over the past few months that he regards the Justice Department as his personal fiefdom, staffed by prosecutors and lawyers who bend to his will. Now, adding to those concerns, the Trump Administration has the opportunity to entirely circumvent Senate ...

An updated manual issued this week by the Justice Department instructs U.S. Attorneys' offices to consult Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Principles of religious Liberty, previously published in his October 2017 memo, according to a DOJ press release issued Wednesday. The revised guidance also directs ...
The United States Attorneys' Offices in Wisconsin criminally prosecuted two trade secret theft cases last week. In the Eastern District of Wisconsin (United States of America v. Tan Liu), the United States charged a former employee, Tan Liu, with 12 counts of stealing trade secrets from his former employer, ...
(File photo) Department of Justice seal in the US Attorneys office at the federal courthouse in Cedar Rapids on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016. (Liz Martin/The Gazette). Trish Mehaffey. The Gazette. U.S. Attorney's Office collections for civil, criminal actions total over $5.4 million · murder trial for 17-year-old accused of ...
But Thomas Abt, a former Federal PRosecutor now a senior fellow at Harvard Law school and Kennedy School of Government, noted that the decline came before Trump announced his first wave of U.S. attorneys in June. "It's simply not honest to say that aggressive federal prosecution was responsible for ...
"As far as how I decide this office, what our specific priorities should be and what we should be focusing on, it's clear that discretion is up to the U.S. attorneys in each particular district," he told reporters during a half-hour interview in the downtown Chicago federal courthouse where his office is located.
Pennsylvania's U.S. Attorneys have declared that they will protect the state's nascent medical cannabis program from federal interference following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' revocation of the Cole Memo protections earlier this month, according to a KDKA report. The revocation effectively allows U.S. ...
Diane Savino, a Democrat from Staten Island, sent a letter to each of the four U.S. attorneys in New York state asking them to allow the state's program to continue despite U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescission earlier this month of the Obama-era memo that allowed medical marijuana programs to ...
But since attempts to expand the rider beyond medical marijuana so far have been unsuccessful, the fate of cannabusinesses serving the recreational market still lies in the hands of U.S. attorneys across the country. Here is a rundown of what U.S. attorneys in the nine states with legal recreational pot have ...
At an October 2011 news conference, Benjamin Wagner, then the US Attorney for the Eastern District of California, right, announces a coordinated crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries. Wagner was accompanied by California's other US Attorneys: Laura Duffy of the southern district, left; and Andre ...
mozilla has joined a coalition of U.S. state attorneys general in battling the Federal Communications Commission's controversial recent ruling that overturned net neutrality laws. "The internet is a global, public resource," Mozilla wrote in a blog post. "It relies on the core principle of net neutrality (that all ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions might soon find himself working with court-appointed U.S. attorneys, in part because his hard line on marijuana is throwing a wrench in the nominations process. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, met with the attorney general last week to ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions might soon find himself working with court-appointed U.S. attorneys, in part because his hard line on marijuana is throwing a wrench in the nominations process. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, met with the attorney general last week to voice concerns after the ...
The 93 U.S. attorneys in districts around the country are tasked with handling high-profile federal crimes, which can include terrorism, drug trafficking, illegal immigration and public corruption. So far, Trump has put forward 58 nominations for U.S. attorney, 46 of which have been confirmed by the Senate.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand plans to use a prerogative given to home-state senators to try to block the confirmation of Geoffrey S. Berman if he is nominated by President Trump as the United States Attorney in Manhattan, her spokesman said on Wednesday. The senator, Democrat of New York, intends to use ...
With most of the positions vacant for 10 months or longer, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week appointed U.S. Attorneys on an interim basis in 17 jurisdictions, including Manhattan and Brooklyn. Looking for in-depth reporting on labor issues? You're in the right place. Subscribe to The Chief and ...
Sessions this week pulled back an Obama-era directive known as the Cole memo, which told U.S. attorneys to give lower prioritization to prosecuting marijuana-related cases. The Obama memo helped create an environment for the legalization movement to flourish. Eight states -- Alaska, California, ...
3, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, citing the expiring 300-day terms of acting U.S. attorneys who resigned--or fired, as was the case for former Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara after he refused to step down--appointed interim heads to Federal Prosecutors offices to serve 120-day terms for ...
CNN has learned that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has tapped a slew of current and former Federal Prosecutors to lead 17 Us Attorneys' offices on an interim basis, according to a Justice Department official -- including Geoffrey Berman, a former assistant US Attorney and Rudy Giuliani's law partner, ...
With a deadline looming, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using executive authority to name 17 interim U.S. attorneys in cities from coast to coast. Seven of the prosecutors have been serving as acting U.S. attorneys since President Donald Trump axed dozens of the lead Federal Prosecutors in March, but ...
According to The Boston Globe, the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, Andrew E. Lelling, said he cannot "provide assurances that certain categories of participants in the state-level marijuana trade will be immune from federal prosecution." Meanwhile, the U.S. attorney in Delaware, David C. Weiss, said ...
It is not immediately clear what the senators said. Berman gave $5,400 to Trump's 2016 campaign, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Sessions testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in October that Trump has been involved in the process of interviewing potential U.S. attorneys.
The U.S. Department of Justice says a number of first assistant U.S. attorneys across the country are serving in acting capacities as the top Federal Prosecutors in their districts. But as of Thursday, several acting U.S. attorneys will have served the maximum amount of time permitted under Vacancies Reform ...
McGregor Scott, formerly a white collar partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, was sworn into office Dec. 29 in Sacramento a day after U.S. Chief District Judge Lawrence O'Neill ordered his appointment. Separately, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions named Gibson Dunn's Nicola Hanna to serve as the ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is using his executive authority to appoint three new interim U.S. Attorneys for the New York-New Jersey area. Last March, President Donald Trump abruptly fired all the U.S. Attorneys, including Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District, whom Trump had just ...
The Justice Department named new interim U.S. attorneys for Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey on Wednesday, including one candidate with ties to Rudy Giuliani who interviewed personally with President Trump for the job. In total, the government named 17 new interim U.S. attorneys across the ...
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has named interim United States Attorneys in Brooklyn and Manhattan, two of the country's most prominent Federal Prosecutors' offices, replacing lawyers who had served as top deputies to Obama appointees. On Friday, Geoffrey S. Berman, a former federal prosecutor in ...
The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Trump's nominee to be the top Federal Prosecutor in South Dakota. The Senate confirmed Ronald Parsons Wednesday night to be U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota. Parsons will replace Randy Seiler, who was appointed by President Obama in 2015.
"I think it's one of the most important jobs an attorney can take in their lifetime," said Magidson, who was among the 46 U.S. attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama who were fired by Trump in March. "The role you play in representing the United States is extremely important. "Because of the ...
The lead prosecutor in the Nevada standoff case against Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a fourth alleged ringleader told a jury in his opening statement last month that the case centered on the need to respect the rule of law. Five weeks later, it was the prosecution team's abuse of the rule of law that sunk ...
Former U.S. Attorneys Warn Trump About 'Severe Repercussions' Of Firing Robert Mueller. The bipartisan group of ex-Federal Prosecutors told the president it's imperative that he let the special counsel do his job. By Chris D'Angelo ...
U.S. attorneys serve four-year terms and require confirmation by the Senate. Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz recommended Patrick to the president. Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, and Cruz applauded Patrick's confirmation in a joint news release Thursday. "Ryan Patrick's record shows a ...
Senate Panel Advances USPTO Head, US Attorneys. By Michael Macagnone. Law360, Washington (December 14, 2017, 3:33 PM EST) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee approved President Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on a voice vote Thursday, along with nominees for five U.S. ...
But the attorney general who will oversee the U.S. attorneys "also has influence over the process," the letter says. "We are greatly concerned that a lower percentage of women and people of color have been appointed to these positions in the past year than in previous administrations--both Democrat and ...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Federal authorities say they have dismantled a large drug trafficking organization (DTO) selling methamphetamine in both Indiana and Kentucky. The news came Friday morning and was announced by U.S. attorneys for both Indiana and Kentucky. According to a news release, ...
But Womack ultimately reached a plea deal with U.S. attorneys and was sentenced 21 months in prison by Judge Sara Lioi. He was not charged, U.S. attorneys said, with James Pauley's death because toxicology tests showed cocaine, in addition to heroin and fentanyl, in his system. Despite his prior ...
prosecutors, whether they are assistant district attorneys or U.S. Attorneys or assistant attorney generals, are all bound by the Rules of Professional Conduct, at least when they practice in Pennsylvania. The Rules of Professional Conduct are really quite stringent in terms of responsibilities of a prosecutor.
Despite his prior convictions, dating back to 2008, U.S. attorneys labeled Womack a low-level street dealer. And because of the presence of cocaine, it was not possible to prove Womack's heroin and fentanyl solely caused James Pauley's death. "Given those facts, we sought a prison sentence at the high ...
Several other DOJ employees, including a national security division official and three then-US Attorneys, also applauded Yates in emails sent to her after the decision. One longtime department lawyer went on to blast the Trump administration for "such contempt for democratic values and the rule of law.".
... will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." Stochel was admitted to the state bar in 1978. He was disbarred by order of the Indiana Supreme Court in 2015. The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by assistant U.S. attorneys Diane Berkowitz, Alexandra McTague and Maria Lerner.
NORFOLK, Va. - A US Attorney is asking a judge for a psychiatric exam to determine Eric Brown's competence to stand trial. Click here to read the motion for mental examination. Eric Brian Brown (Norfolk City Jail). On November 8, Brown was arrested for the abduction and death of 19-year-old college ...
Among those attending Friday's ceremony were former U.S. attorneys, federal and state judges and lawmakers and Powell's family and friends. Three students from Burke Street Elementary school in Martinsburg led those attending the ceremony in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. facebook · twitter ...
The ceremony was attended former U.S. Attorneys, federal judges, lawmakers, colleagues, staff, Powell's family and friends, and special guests from Burke Street Elementary school in Martinsburg- who recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Powell now oversees a staff of 21 attorneys and 24 non-attorney ...
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., wants to know why President Trump has personally interviewed candidates for U.S. attorney, as well as why he has not received more information from the Department of Justice on the resignation of Dana Boente, who was acting assistant attorney general for the National Security ...


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