No officers convicted by Iowa AG in force cases since 2004
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020, file photo, Iowa attorney general Tom Miller speaks in Iowa City, Iowa. Jones escaped one officer’s tackle and carried a handgun as he fled through a neighborhood in Burlington, Iowa. To determine whether Chiprez should face charges, authorities turned to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, a Democrat and the longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history, with four decades in the role. It pursued charges against two officers out of 35 force cases reviewed, and both were ultimately acquitted. Kim Reynolds in June, in response to racial injustice protests, authorizes the attorney general to investigate any officer’s use of force that results in death.
States making bold new legal claims in 2 Google lawsuits
As a wave of antitrust actions surges against Google and Facebook, states in two lawsuits are stretching beyond the cases made by federal competition enforcers to level bold new claims. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON – As a wave of antitrust actions surges against Google and Facebook, states in two lawsuits are stretching beyond the cases made by federal competition enforcers to level bold new claims. The states are taking new legal approaches as they join the widening siege against the two once seemingly untouchable behemoths. The latest case came Thursday as dozens of states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging that the search giant exercises an illegal monopoly over the online search market, hurting consumers and advertisers. “This is a big deal.” The DOJ brought an antitrust suit against AT&T in 1974 that led to its breakup.
Google antitrust probe expands as bipartisan state AGs beef up staff and resources
The state officials are also cooperating closely with the Justice Department, which is conducting a federal antitrust probe of the search giant, the people said. He is deeply experienced in antitrust fights, including states' battle with Microsoft in the 1990s. A bipartisan targetLawmakers and critics have previously claimed that Google uses its search, Android and advertising technology businesses to favor its own products. Democrats have battled Google on allegations including not doing enough to protect consumer data or allowing false content on its YouTube platform. Several Republicans, including Trump, have argued that Google search results favor liberal content.cnbc.com
2020 hopefuls stuck in Washington deploy surrogates for help
For some candidates, surrogates help keep their hands clean of controversy by acting as an attack dog. He called out her rivals by name during a recent campaign swing through Iowa, saying neither Sanders nor Joe Biden are as widely acceptable to Democrats. Surrogates also offer reassurance to voters that the candidate understands and will pay attention to local issues. Jane O'Meara Sanders will campaign on behalf of her husband next weekend in Nevada while he is likely stuck in Washington. Surrogates can also bring a dash of star power to the campaign trail to keep voters engaged.