Tag: Attorney General

Trump Fires Attorney General

By Julia Edwards Ainsley and Dan Levine, Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump fired the federal government’s top lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and saying the Justice Department would not defend his new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations. The White House said on …

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New Attorney General said KKK was “Ok” Until He Learned they Smoked Cannabis

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as the next attorney general of the United States. Sessions was the first sitting U.S. Senator to endorse Trump for president. “Jeff Sessions is a drug war dinosaur, which is the last thing the nation needs now,” says Ethan Nadelmann of the Drug Policy Alliance. …

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U.S. Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

By Reuters (Reuters) – Loretta Lynch won Senate approval as U.S. attorney general on Thursday, becoming the first black woman to occupy the post at a time when deadly altercations between white police and unarmed black men are making headlines. The Senate confirmed Lynch by a vote of 56-43 to end a five-month partisan deadlock …

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Open to Rescheduling Cannabis, But Will Soon Resign

Attorney General Eric Holder is open to rescheduling cannabis, removing it as a Schedule 1 controlled substance which finds it alongside dangerous drugs such as heroin. “I think it’s certainly a question that we need to ask ourselves — whether or not marijuana is as serious a drug as is heroin,” Holder said in a …

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California Activists Begin Gathering Signatures in October to Put Cannabis Legalization on the 2014 Ballot

California’s Attorney General has recently given approval to the California Cannabis Hemp Act of 2014 (also known as the Jack Herer Initiative), which would end cannabis prohibition in the state, including private cultivation, and industrial hemp. Under this initiative, the possession (and transfer) of up to 12 pounds of cannabis, and the private cultivation of …

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82% of Americans Believe U.S. is Losing the Drug War, Only 4% Believe It’s Being Won

A new Rasmussen poll released yesterday has found that an overwhelming 82% of Americans believe that their country is losing the war on drugs, with only 4% believing it’s being won. “Americans continue to overwhelmingly believe that the so-called War on Drugs is failing”, states Rasmussen in their report.

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