“Attorney” in the news
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· Protesters march in Houston, paying hometown tribute to George Floyd →
Walmart is under pressure from a group of state attorneys general to improve paid time off rules for staff and prevent overcrowding in stores in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
· Beware the buffoon: Trump has normalised mayhem and the US is paying the price →
In William Barr, Trump has an attorney general ready to draft executive orders at will, together with legal-sounding justifications.
The New York Times
· William Barr, George Floyd Protests, Birdsongs: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing →
Attorney General William Barr personally ordered that peaceful protesters be cleared from a Washington park by using tear gas and flash grenades, above, on Monday.
· 6 Atlanta officers have been charged in violent tasing incident →
A 22-year-old student was left with a fractured arm and needed 20 stitches from the encounter, according to his attorney.
· Attorney General Barr throws more forces at DC protests as Congress attacks his 'politicised' Justice Department →
White House acknowledges attorney general ordered law enforcement to expand perimeter around White House before president's photo op at church, but says it's unrelated
· Trump pushes military response as U.S. cities prepare for more protests →
In Atlanta, six officers will face charges for an incident in which two college students were removed from their car and tased, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard told a briefing.
· Trump's executive order attacking social media companies faces its first legal challenge →
The order, signed with the blessing of Attorney General William Barr, took aim in particular at a law known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects internet companies from legal liability for the content they host.