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December 19, 1998

I am dismayed because I do not believe impeachment was warranted under the law, because it was extremely partisan, and because it threatens to overturn the people's strong support for the President in the last election. I profoundly disagree with today's party-line impeachment vote by the U.S. House of Representatives....

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December 8, 1998

The United States Supreme Court today reversed the decision of the Iowa Supreme Court in the case of Knowles v. Iowa. In a unanimous opinion the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the "search incident to arrest" doctrine, which authorizes the search of drivers and the interiors of their cars following...

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December 8, 1998

Attorney General proposes legislation to provide lien for farmers who are raising pork and poultry under production contracts. DES MOINES-- Attorney General Tom Miller said today that farmers who are raising pork and poultry under production contracts -- where the farmer doesn't actually own the animals but is feeding them...

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December 7, 1998

Following are comments made by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller in response to inquiries about S.C. withdrawing from the suit: We expect that South Carolina's withdrawal from the States' lawsuit against Microsoft will have no impact on the conduct of the litigation by the 19 remaining states and the District...

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November 13, 1998

[Following is a statement prepared by Attorney General Tom Miller for the news conference kicking off the "Green Ribbon Campaign," at the 75th National Catholic Rural Life Conference.] I am deeply concerned with the situation in rural Iowa today. Farmers and rural communities face serious financial strains due to low...

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November 2, 1998

DES MOINES-- Papetti's of Iowa, an egg-processing company in Lenox, paid a civil penalty of $169,900 Friday as a result of illegal discharge of egg-processing waste into waters of the state and failure to process its wastes sufficiently before discharging them into the Lenox water treatment system. The civil penalty...

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October 20, 1998

26 States Ask Supreme Court to Reverse 1976 Ruling that Struck Limits on Campaign Spending Miller: "Unlimited campaign spending threatens public confidence in the election process." DES MOINES-- Twenty-six State Attorneys General led by Tom Miller of Iowa filed a friend-of-the-court brief late Monday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to...

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October 2, 1998

by Two Fairfield Water Treatment Plant Officials FAIRFIELD-- The Attorney General's Office today filed preliminary criminal complaints alleging that two officials of the Fairfield Water Treatment Plant knowingly falsified reports that the plant was required to provide to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The charges were filed in Jefferson...

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September 29, 1998

The Liggett Tobacco Company Pays Iowa $50,000 "We never expected much money from Liggett, so it's nice to receive this payment," Miller says. "It was a huge break-through when Liggett agreed to turn over key documents and admit that tobacco is addictive and causes cancer." DES MOINES-- Attorney General Tom...

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September 28, 1998

State Asks Court for Injunction Prohibiting Ft. Dodge Tire Facility from Accepting More Waste Tires FORT DODGE-- The Attorney General's Office filed an application today in Webster County District Court asking the Court to issue a temporary injunction barring Dodger Enterprise Co., Tire Chop, Inc., and Donald Grell from accepting...

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