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By Newsday | February 10, 1993
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton is pressing his search for a woman to become U.S. attorney general with at least two candidates coming here for interviews."
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September 3, 2006
Today The Sun continues its endorsements for the Sept. 12 primary election with races for state comptroller and attorney general. Marylanders have grown accustomed to having an experienced, principled and independent leader in the state attorney general's office. The unflappable J. Joseph Curran Jr. was well-suited for that role, but his decision to retire this year after two decades in office offers voters an opportunity to choose a successor with comparable skill and integrity. Among the Democratic candidates for attorney general, the choice is obvious - thanks to a twist of fate in an eventful election year.
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By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,Sun Staff Writer | March 2, 1994
The state attorney general's office will stay at the St. Paul Plaza building in Baltimore, ending a five-month drama over a 280,000-square-foot building owned by a partnership that was forced into bankruptcy during the recession and whose owners' recovery was threatened by the potential loss of their biggest tenant.The state Board of Public Works next week is expected to approve a lease at St. Paul Plaza for nearly 97,000 square feet of space, the biggest office lease anywhere in metropolitan Baltimore since 1992.
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By STEVE CHAPMAN | March 19, 2007
When James Buckley ran for the U.S. Senate in New York in 1970, his campaign billboards asked a question: "Isn't it time we had a senator?" The controversy surrounding the Justice Department raises a question of its own: "Isn't it time we had an attorney general?" Alberto R. Gonzales started out in Washington as the president's man, and he did nothing to endanger his favored status. But that has left the rest of us sorely unrepresented. The uproar over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys may be a case where Mr. Gonzales had sound reasons, rather than unsavory political motives, for doing what he did. Someone who has consistently been a pliable administration functionary, though, can hardly expect the benefit of the doubt when scandal erupts.
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By New York Times News Service | December 9, 1992
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Bill Clinton is moving to name the first woman to serve as attorney general, and transition aides in Washington and Arkansas said yesterday that he was considering four candidates.The finalists, three judges and a Washington lawyer active in public-interest causes, are emblematic of the path-breaking women who entered law schools in small numbers in the 1950s and 1960s and then rose to the top of their profession.The candidates are:* Judge Patricia M. Wald of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 24, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening named assistant Maryland attorney general John R. Hargrove Jr. yesterday to a vacancy on the Baltimore District Court.Hargrove, 44, deputy counsel to the Maryland Insurance Administration, served as a city court commissioner from 1976 to 1986. He has been an assistant attorney general since 1990 and represented the transportation and health departments and the state insurance agency.His father, the late John R. Hargrove Sr., was a former city district and circuit judge, and a U.S. District Court judge.
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By ANDREA F. SIEGEL | August 13, 2006
Former Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes is backing Montgomery County Councilman E. Perez for attorney general in the three-way Democratic primary. In a telephone interview yesterday, Hughes said he interviewed Perez last fall as a potential gubernatorial running mate for Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley and was "very impressed with him." He said he agreed with Perez's support for preserving open lands in Montgomery County and his vows to be active in protecting the Chesapeake Bay. Hughes is expected to announce his endorsement tomorrow in Annapolis as part of Perez's news conference on environmental advocacy.
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By Josh Meyer and Josh Meyer,Tribune Washington Bureau | November 19, 2008
WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama wants to nominate former top Justice Department official Eric Holder Jr. to be his attorney general, and his transition team is trying to gauge whether there is sufficient bipartisan support for him in the Senate, sources close to the transition confirmed yesterday. Those sources said internal vetting is still being completed and that top transition team members and Democratic allies of Obama are working to make sure that Holder would not face any significant obstacles during the Senate confirmation process.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | December 30, 1992
Attorney Stephen L. Miles, whose "let's talk about it" television commercials have made him a household name in Baltimore, said yesterday that he may run for Maryland attorney general in 1994.Also yesterday, former Deputy Attorney General Eleanor M. Carey said she plans to make a second run for the job as the state's top lawyer.Mr. Miles, 49, said he has been approached by Democratic leaders who are seeking potential candidates to run for the post amid broad speculation that Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. will run for governor in the election -- almost two years from now."
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By John M. McClintock and John M. McClintock,Mexico City Bureau of The Sun | May 22, 1991
MEXICO CITY -- President Carlos Salinas de Gortari removed yesterday his attorney general, a man whose agency has come under increasing attack for alleged human rights violations.The move came just days before the U.S. Congress is to take up a key procedural vote in the proposed free-trade agreement with Mexico.The human rights record of the nation's highest law enforcement agency had come under criticism in Congress, especially the role of its Federal Judicial Police, Mexico's FBI. The police had been linked to rapes and murders, including the death of a prominent human rights activist in the state of Sinaloa.
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