A public meeting to consider issues relating to privacy protections for Vermonters will take place in Montpelier on Thursday, November 15, 5:30 –8:30 pm at the Pavilion Building, 109 State Street, 3rd Floor. Interested parties or members of the public should email [email protected] to confirm attendance. The meeting is part of a legislative mandate to determine whether additional privacy protections for Vermonters are warranted. The meetings are organized and hosted by the Attorney General and the Department of Public Service. Topics under consideration will include, but are not be limited to: Adoption of regulations concerning telecommunications privacy and whether to model such rules after the FCC’s 2016 Privacy Order, WC Docket No. 16-106, FCC 16-148, adopted Oct. 27, 2016. The request for this recommendation was made in Act 66 of 2017. Whether Vermont should designate a Chief Privacy Officer, and what the responsibilities of that Officer would be. … [Read more...] about Attorney General, Department of Public Service Announce Third Privacy Hearing
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CHESAPEAKEThe state attorney general is opposing a Chesapeake man’s request to be exonerated for a 1977 rape he says he didn’t commit.In August, Roy Watford III and his attorney filed a petition in the state Supreme Court asking to clear his name. New testing by the state Department of Forensic Science this summer found that Watford’s DNA did not match DNA collected in the case, the petition said.But now, the attorney general is challenging Watford’s innocence claim.“Although this case is unsettling, the Commonwealth cannot agree under the circumstances that no rational trier of fact would have found proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in light of the DNA testing,” Alice Armstrong, senior assistant attorney general, wrote in court documents filed this week.Watford’s attorney, Jonathan Sheldon, called the move “disappointing.” He had hoped the attorney general would join Watford’s petition, not oppose it.Given the … [Read more...] about Despite new DNA test, Attorney General is opposing Chesapeake man’s exoneration in 1977 rape case
The American Bar Association 32nd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime, today at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, will hear from someone familiar with the challenge of pursuing these offenses: Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.While an advance text of his speech was unavailable — an ABA spokesperson said even the topic was unknown — Rosenstein oversees what may bethe world’s most notorious white collar investigation: Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.Due to that ongoing investigation, several former Trump administration figures and campaign officials face white collar criminal charges. For instance, Mueller has indicted former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, on fraud and money laundering charges.The president has denounced the Russia investigation several times, expressing frustration with Rosenstein.Last month, Trump was asked if he was likely to fire Rosenstein and … [Read more...] about Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to address conference on white collar crimes
U.S. Donald Trump Jeff Sessions Robert Mueller Attorney General Jeff Sessions is feuding openly with President Donald Trump after the president called his conduct in the White House “disgraceful” on Twitter. “As long as I am the Attorney General, I will continue to discharge my duties with integrity and honor,” Sessions shot back in a statement following Trump’s tweet on Wednesday. Trump criticized his top justice official for asking the Inspector General to investigate Republican allegations of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse in surveilling Trump associates as part of the Russia investigation. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a ceremony honoring the late Rev. Billy Graham in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018. Erin Schaff/Reuters “Why not use Justice Department lawyers?” Trump urged Sessions, calling on the department to … [Read more...] about Trump has a private nickname for Jeff Sessions—why is he so angry at the attorney general?