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AG’s office wins national award

In recognition of legal excellence in advocacy before the U.S. Supreme Court, the National Association of Attorneys General has honored the New York Attorney General’s Office with its “Best Brief Award” for the current Supreme Court term. The non-partisan organization ...

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Boehner takes hard line on Holder contempt vote

WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner demanded Thursday that the Obama administration give in and turn over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation, insisting that’s the only way to stop a House vote to hold the attorney general in contempt. ...

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Nonprofit legislation might have to wait

Following the work and the report of the New York Attorney General’s Leadership Committee for Nonprofit Revitalization, hopes were high that the AG’s proposed legislation, which included much of the committee’s recommendations, would pass through the Legislature in this session. ...

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New online tool promotes ‘open government’

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman is launching “New York Open Government,” an expansion of his office’s Project Sunlight website. The new site (www.nyopengovernment.com) helps voters, the media and government watchdogs hold state government accountable by providing the public with comprehensive, ...

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Cocaine bust nabs 24 Western New Yorkers

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Wednesday announced that 24 people were arrested on narcotics trafficking charges in connection with drug distribution networks in Erie, Allegany, Cattaraugus and Genesee counties.   Two indictments are the result of an investigation known ...

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AG argues Arizona law is unconstitutional

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the U.S. Supreme Court which is hearing oral arguments in a challenge to the constitutionality of a controversial Arizona measure targeting undocumented immigrants. Schneiderman argues the Arizona ...

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Attorney general warns about mortgage scams

ALBANY — New York’s attorney general is warning homeowners to be alert for phone calls from people posing as bank or government officials to get personal information through bogus offers of help with their mortgages. Eric Schneiderman says the calls ...

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