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    attorney general
  • the person who holds the position of secretary of the Justice Department; "Edmund Randolph was the first Attorney General, appointed by President Washington"
  • The principal legal officer who represents a country or a state in legal proceedings and gives legal advice to the government
  • In most common law jurisdictions, the attorney general, or attorney-general, is the main legal advisor to the government, and in some jurisdictions he or she may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions.
  • The head of the US Department of Justice
  • the chief law officer of a country or state
    consumer fraud
  • Deceptive practices that result in financial or other losses for consumers in the course of seemingly legitimate business transactions.
  • In the broadest sense, a fraud is an intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual; the related adjective is fraudulent.
  • Consumer fraud occurs when a product or service is represented or advertised in a different manner than the product or service’s actual performance or cost. Consumer fraud covers a wide range of dishonest practices in the advertising, marketing and sale of a product or service.
  • A state in the southwestern US, on the border with Mexico; pop. 5,130,632; capital, Phoenix; statehood, Feb. 14, 1912 (48). Part of New Spain until 1821, it was organized as a US territory in 1863 from lands ceded by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848 and the Gadsden Purchase in 1853
  • glossy snake
  • a state in southwestern United States; site of the Grand Canyon
  • The Arizona Beverage Company is a producer of various flavors of iced tea, juice cocktails and energy drinks from the United States, based in Woodbury, New York.http://www.drinkarizona.
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The Great Betrayal: Fraud in Science
The Great Betrayal: Fraud in Science
Fraud permeates all types of institutions today and now the world of science, the last bastion of respect and trust, is no exception. Dozens of cases have been uncovered in the past quarter-century-and the headlines continue. We can no longer shrug off fraud in science as the work of aberrant individual scientists, Horace Freeland Judson argues. Instead, we must look for its causes and its remedies in the structures and cultures of the scientific institutions themselves. Judson carefully details all types of scientific fraud and how they happen; considers the self-government of the sciences, including peer review and the refereeing of papers; and exposes the failures of academic, governmental, and legal responses. He also shows how the movement toward Internet publication of papers promises remarkable new checks on fraud and suggests how we can restore and defend the integrity of the greatest monument of human endeavor- the sciences.

Horace Freeland Judson, author of The Eighth Day of Creation, eloquently examines the nature and causes of scientific fraud in The Great Betrayal. Although the process of science has built-in checks and balances such as peer review and paper refereeing, Judson calls these "moribund" and asks "whether in fact and to what extent science really is self-correcting." After all, success and good results are sometimes valued above all in science, especially by the agencies or corporations that provide the funding for research. Upon examining hundreds of cases of suspected scientific fraud, Judson answers blind praise of science's self-policing with the terse statement, "Their claims about science are unscientific."
To make his case, Judson begins with some of the giants of science: Mendel, Darwin, Pasteur, Freud. It turns out that each of these men fudged their data in one way or another, whether by omitting numbers that didn't fit desired results, or manipulating photographs, or not using experimental controls. Judson recognizes that there are difficulties in examining historical scientists' behavior through a modern lens, and he deals with the associated complexities by asking tough questions: What if their cheating led to a correct answer? Where is the line between intuition and lying?
The Great Betrayal goes on to describe enough modern cases of scientific fraud to leave readers reeling. The most damning revelations in the book are those showing how whistle-blowers are treated by the scientific establishment, and Judson's showcase for this is Margot O'Toole, who called for correction or retraction of a paper co-authored by noted biologist David Baltimore and was subsequently vilified for her actions. The so-called "Baltimore case" became one of the ugliest and most revealing controversies in late-20th-century science. In the end, Judson offers hope that science may become truly open through electronic publishing. Whether the free exchange of criticism offered by the Internet will refresh science remains to be seen, but without learning from its defects, Judson writes, this great endeavor will ultimately fail. --Therese Littleton

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Attorney General Abbott and wife, Cecilia, honor victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and military forces with visit to the Texas 9-11 Monument, which opened at the Texas State Cemetery in 2003
Attorney General Abbott and wife, Cecilia, honor victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and military forces with visit to the Texas 9-11 Monument, which opened at the Texas State Cemetery in 2003
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott joined members of the Texas military forces at a ceremony commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. During the ceremony, Gov. Perry placed a memorial wreath at the Texas 9-11 Monument, which opened at the Texas State Cemetery in 2003. “On the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks that tragically killed nearly 3,000 innocent victims, we honor those whose lives were taken by terrorists – and express our gratitude to the first responders who selflessly labored to save innocent lives,” Attorney General Abbott said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to survivors, first responders, victims’ families, and all others who were affected by this senseless tragedy. We also express our deep gratitude to the brave service men and women who are deployed abroad and bravely standing post as they put their lives on the line in order to ensure the United States remains the world’s greatest nation.” In addition to the wreath-laying ceremony, the State’s September 11th anniversary observation included a color guard, a bugler playing “Taps,” prayer and remarks by Gov. Perry. The ceremony honored both innocent victims who died during the terrorist attacks 10 years ago and first responders who courageously sacrificed their lives as they selflessly endeavored to protect and serve.
Attorney General Abbott and other attorneys general voice their opposition to the health care mandate outside the Federal Courthouse in Pensacola, FL
Attorney General Abbott and other attorneys general voice their opposition to the health care mandate outside the Federal Courthouse in Pensacola, FL
PENSACOLA, FL – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today appeared in federal district court, where he represented the State of Texas during legal arguments over the constitutionality of the Obama Administration’s health care law. Last March, Attorney General Abbott and a bipartisan coalition of state officials from across the country challenged the constitutionality of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Today’s oral argument was the final court proceeding before U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson is expected to rule on the law’s constitutionality sometime next year. “The federal health care law violates our Constitution by imposing an unprecedented mandate on individual Americans and requiring states to spend billions of additional dollars on health care programs,” Attorney General Abbott said. “Congress has limited powers and cannot simply force Americans to purchase health insurance. Just this week, a federal court in Virginia agreed with our interpretation of the Constitution, ruling that Congress exceeded its authority and striking down the insurance mandate as unconstitutional.”

arizona attorney general consumer fraud
arizona attorney general consumer fraud
Mass Marketing and Consumer Fraud: Background, Issues and Data (Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections)
This book explores consumer fraud and identity theft as well as telemarketing fraud which is both the oldest, and in some respects, the most persistent form of mass-marketing fraud that Canada and the United States have been actively combating for more than a decade now. Additionally, this book has three main purposes: first, it will describe the principal trends and developments since 2003 in the four major types of crime associated with mass-marketing fraud. Second, it will summarise the present approaches that law enforcement in both countries have adopted since 2003 and third, it will report on recommendations that the subgroup made in 2003 as part of a bi-national action plan to fight this fraud. Additional recommendations are also examined that would address changes in the nature and types of mass-marketing fraud that have emerged since 2003.