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Murders Like Michael Brown's Often Skirt Legal System Because of High Standard of Proof in Cases Against Cops

Murders Like Michael Brown's Often Skirt Legal System Because of High Standard of Proof in Cases Against Cops
As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. Federal authorities investigating possible civil rights violations in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson must meet a difficult standard of proof, a challenge that has complicated the path to prosecution in past police shootings.
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Republicans' Weird Obsession with Marriage Inequality Hurting Election Prospects

Republicans' Weird Obsession with Marriage Inequality Hurting Election Prospects
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers continues his obsession with trying to stop county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite repeated court rulings that strike down bans on same-sex marriage. Suthers has been rumored to be looking at running for Mayor of Colorado Springs in 2015, so perhaps he views his defense of a same-sex marriage ban as something that may help him with a highly-conservative Colorado Springs electorate.
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Just How in Love With Guns Is This VA AG Candidate?

Just How in Love With Guns Is This VA AG Candidate?
The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) is more extreme than the NRA when it comes to guns. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence notes that, "When it comes to women and domestic violence, the VCDL is about as backward and wrong as they come." A candidate for Virginia's attorney general recently told the VCDL that their concerns are his concerns. Really.
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Colorado Attorney General Seeks to Suspend Gay Marriage Cases

Colorado Attorney General Seeks to Suspend Gay Marriage Cases
Attorney General John Suthers, acknowledging the altered “reality of the legal landscape” brought to Colorado by recent federal court rulings, announced he is asking judges to suspend all litigation in gay marriage cases wending their way through the state and federal judicial systems here until higher courts decide with finality on the constitutionality of state gay marriage bans like the one voted into the Colorado constitution in 2006.
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State AG Suthers Is the Last Man Alive in Colorado Still Defending Same-Sex Marriage Ban

State AG Suthers Is the Last Man Alive in Colorado Still Defending Same-Sex Marriage Ban
With same-sex marriage bans being ruled unconstitutional across the nation in rapid succession, Republican Colorado Attorney General John Suthers' stubborn insistence on defending Amendment 43, the same-sex marriage ban in the Colorado constitution, is becoming much harder to defend politically. Of course, that only means he's doubling down on those efforts.
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Got One of Virginia's New Voter IDs? That's Still Not Enough to Vote.

Got One of Virginia's New Voter IDs? That's Still Not Enough to Vote.
If you show up to vote with only your shiny new Virginia voter photo ID, you won't be allowed to vote. Yep, that's right, despite the genius that is the Virginia General Assembly, a separate class of voters has been created; one that requires two forms of identification to vote.
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Another AL Legislator Indicted, Perjury in Corruption Probe

Another AL Legislator Indicted, Perjury in Corruption Probe
Alabama State Representative Barry Moore was indicted for perjury and lying to investigators. He's the second legislator to face prosecution in recent memory, and some believe the corruption could lead all the way up to the speaker of the statehouse.
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Oregon AG Refuses to Back Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Court

Oregon AG Refuses to Back Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Court
Both sides are advocating for the same thing in Oregon's same-sex marriage ban case – to overturn the discriminatory law. Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum will not advocate for the voter-approved measure, calling it legally indefensible.
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Judge's Ruling in VA Women's Health Case Stresses Importance of Less Dogmatic Attorney General in Upcoming Race

Judge's Ruling in VA Women's Health Case Stresses Importance of Less Dogmatic Attorney General in Upcoming Race
A Virginia judge tossed out a legal challenge to a new state law that mandates abortion clinics meet hospital standards. A small victory, but it highlights just how important an ethical Attorney General is for the state. The current, Ken Cuccinelli, fails to meet that standard.
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Ken Cuccinell's Slippery Slope of Corruption: Oil and Gas Edition

Ken Cuccinell's Slippery Slope of Corruption: Oil and Gas Edition
In his brief time in the national spotlight, Attorney General of Virginia and Republican candidate for Governor Ken Cuccinelli is no stranger to scandal. Next up on his defense docket? Explaining why staff from the Attorney General's office was assisting two energy companies embattled in lawsuits against the people of Virginia.
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