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February 10, 2015

In The News Today – February 10, 2015

Eleven state attorneys generals have lined up behind Mississippi AG Jim Hood in his probe of Google, putting them at odds with the company and the electronics industry. As we reported in December, Hood filed a subpoena against Google in October, suggesting that the company was “knowingly profiting” from sales of illegal drugs, pornography and other materials via its search engine. In December, Google sued Hood, accusing the attorney general of “conspiring with the movie industry.” (Hattiesburg American)

Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch will likely be voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the last week of February. (National Law Journal)

“Manhattan Supreme Court officials will no longer lay out the red carpet for ousted Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s former law firm,” Weitz & Luxenberg, after it was reported that the firm’s attorneys “received preferential access to jurors.” (New York Post)

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