DE Attorney General Kathleen Jennings

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Judge grants document production in auditor corruption case

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Delaware’s attorney general must provide the embattled state auditor with certain documents that might help support her claim that she has been targeted for selective prosecution on public corruption charges. The judge said in a ruling Wednesday that Auditor of Accounts Kathleen McGuiness had presented a “colorable basis” for a selective prosecution defense and is entitled to certain information that could […]

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Delaware AG sues town over fetal remains ordinance

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Democratic Attorney General Kathy Jennings has filed a lawsuit challenging a small town's passage of an ordinance mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains. The Seaford Town Council passed the ordinance last month regarding the disposal of fetal remains following any abortion performed within the city limits. The move came after Planned Parenthood opened a facility in Seaford in September, its first clinic in southern […]

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DE Attorney General: Seaford’s abortion ordinance unconstitutional

SEAFORD, Del. (AP) — the City of Seaford has passed an abortion ordinance that the state's Attorney General Kathleen Jennings has called "...unconstitutional." The News Journal reports that the Seaford City Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday in favor of the measure that requires the burial or cremation of "fetal remains" from any abortion performed in the city. Critics argue it creates barriers to abortions, but supporters say it's about the […]

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Delaware AG: Office of embattled state auditor violated FOIA

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The attorney general’s office has determined that the office of Delaware’s embattled state auditor violated the state’s Freedom of Information Act over a period of several years by failing to properly maintain logs of public records requests. The Department of Justice issued its opinion Monday in response to a petition from The Associated Press. It found that the auditor’s office failed to maintain its FOIA logs […]

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Delaware sues Monsanto alleging damage to natural resources

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto and spinoffs Solutia and Pharmacia, alleging long-lasting damage to the state’s natural resources. Attorney General Kathy Jennings says the lawsuit filed Delaware Superior Court on Wednesday alleges Monsanto knew as early as 1937 that polychlorinated biphenyls had toxic effects on humans and animals. It seeks to recover damages and clean-up costs. The suit also claims Monsanto understood […]

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Disgraced police chief can’t serve as town commissioner

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has ruled that a former small-town police chief who was convicted of official misconduct is ineligible to hold public office. Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden ruled Tuesday that even though official misconduct is a misdemeanor, it amounts to an "infamous crime" under Delaware's constitution in the case of former Newport police chief Michael Capriglione. Jurden's ruling came in response to a court filing […]

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