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Iowa Attorney General sues two animal rescue groups for fraud

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has filed a lawsuit to shut down two nonprofits claiming to be dog rescue groups that he says have engaged in fraud. Miller claims Hobo K9 Rescue in the north central Iowa town of Britt, and Rescue Pets Iowa of Ottumwa, are part of a national “puppy laundering” ring. “Puppy […]

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Iowa appeals federal judge’s ruling that its ‘ag gag’ law is unconstitutional

Iowa is appealing a federal district judge’s ruling that it’s “ag gag” law is unconstitutional. On Thursday, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller filed a notice of appeal and motion asking the district court to allow the law to remain in effect during the appeal. In his Jan. 9 decision striking down the law for violating […]

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Federal judge strikes down Iowa’s ‘ag gag’ law

A federal judge struck down Iowa’s “ag gag” law on Wednesday. Senior Judge James Gritzner of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa ruled the 2012 Iowa law that made it illegal to gain access to an agricultural production facility under false pretenses with “the intent to commit an act not authorized […]

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U.S. Supreme Court rejects request by Iowa and other states challenging California’s ban on eggs from chickens kept in small cages

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an attempt by Iowa and 12 other states to fast-track their lawsuit against the state of California. The suit claims a 2008 California law that prohibits the sale of eggs from hens kept in cages that prevent them from “lying down, standing up, and fully extending his or […]

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Federal student loan ombudsman quits over Trump administration refusal to protect borrowers

The top federal official in charge of protecting student borrowers from predatory lenders, announced his resignation on Monday. In a letter to Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Mick Mulvaney, Seth Frotman said the bureau’s current leadership is allowing student loan companies to “drive millions of Americans to financial ruin with impunity.” […]

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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joins lawsuit against Trump’s family separation policy

Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has joined 16 other state attorneys general in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration treatment of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Seattle, seeks an immediate injunction to end the “Trump Administration’s practice of refusing entry to asylum applicants who present at […]

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Iowa Attorney General joins protest against the Trump administration’s new student loan policy (Updated)

Two months after the Republican majority in the Iowa legislature cut Attorney General Tom Miller’s budget by $600,000 to punish the attorney general for his opposition to policies of the Trump administration, Miller is pushing back against a policy change by the U.S. Department of Education […]

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Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller challenges a Trump administration rule change that could take tips away from servers

For the 37th time in just over a year, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is taking on the Trump administration. On Monday, Miller joined with 16 other state attorneys general in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) objecting to plans to overturn an Obama era regulation that protects the tips of restaurant and bar workers. […]

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