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Attorney general announces timeline to reduce untested rape kits

The attorney general’s office says a working group has come up with a timeline to whittle down a backlog of untested rape kits.

The plan is to test as many as 50 kits each month starting next year. 207 more words

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Former California Speaker John Perez Running for Xavier Becerra's Congressional Seat

Former California Assembly speaker John Perez – who announced yesterday he was considering a run for DNC chairman – announced he will be running for Congress. 108 more words

Politics

Becerra Chosen to be Next Attorney General of California

The Los Angeles Times just sent out a news alert announcing Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) to be the next attorney general of California, taking over for outgoing Attorney General Kamala Harris who was recently elected to the U.S. 274 more words

Politics

Attorney General to hire more judges, lawyers to shorten trial wait times in Ontario

TORONTO – Ontario is announcing plans to hire more judges, Crown attorneys, duty counsel and court staff to try to shorten the time it takes for criminal cases to get to trial. 150 more words

Canada

Moral Support: Heritage Foundation influences Trump Transition, supports Jeff Sessions Attorney General nomination

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Heritage Foundation influences Trump Transition, supports Jeff Sessions Attorney General nomination

Heritage Foundation ‘one of the most influential forces’ shaping Trump transition

[T]he Heritage Foundation has emerged as one of the most influential forces shaping President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, embedding the veteran Washington group into the operation of a candidate who ran loudly against the Beltway. 701 more words

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