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Attorney General Gonzales talks up data retention (Ars Technica)
Attorney General Alberto Gonazales bangs the drum for ISP data retention on Capitol Hill.
Munsil lawyer questions gov.'s campaign ties (Arizona Daily Star)
PHOENIX — Len Munsil's gubernatorial campaign wants an investigation into what its lawyer says may be "illegal coordination" among Janet Napolitano's re-election campaign, a nonprofit corporation and two independent expenditure committees.
Lawyer Ron's homecoming at Louisiana Downs (MSNBC)
The question of how a 2-year-old colt named Lawyer Ron would handle two turns on dirt was answered emphatically in the eighth race at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La., on Dec. 9. Sent off as the favorite, Lawyer Ron romped by 10 3/4 lengths in the off-the-turf allowance, igniting a six-race win streak in which he remained unbeaten in two-turn dirt races, right up to the Kentucky Derby in May.
Civil Rights Lawyer, Milton Henry, Dies at Age 87 (WTOL News 11)
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The Reverend Milton Henry, a civil rights lawyer and black separatist who sought to create a provisional government of former slave states, has died of natural causes. He was 87.
Brief: U.S. Attorney General pushes for new ISP laws (SecurityFocus)
U.S. Attorney General pushes for new ISP laws
Local Races - Appeals court: Penoyar fends off Vancouver attorney (The Columbian)
Judge Joel Penoyar kept his position on the Court of Appeals on Tuesday, beating Brent Boger, a Vancouver assistant city attorney. Penoyar, 58, was leading 56 percent to 44 percent in the six-county race as of 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Lawyer wants blood-alcohol testimony tossed (Newsday)
Martin Heidgen's lawyer will try to get testimony about his client's blood-alcohol level thrown out this afternoon because he says it's clear that the blood state police tested for alcohol is not the same blood that was taken from Heidgen's arm.
HONG KONG: Peep photos of star not indecent, says lawyer (AsiaMedia)
Invasion of privacy did not make the peeping-tom photos of Twins pop star Gillian Chung Yan-tung indecent, a lawyer told the Obscene Articles Tribunal yesterday.
Lawyer: kidnapping was 'misunderstanding' (UPI)
NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A lawyer for the North Yarmouth, Maine, couple accused of attempting to force an abortion on their daughter says the incident was a misunderstanding.
Attorney General Sues 'Credit Repair' Company (CBS 42 Austin)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today sued a credit report repair company he says falsely told consumers it could fix “negative” items on credit reports.
Marijuana advocates file complaint with Nevada attorney general (KVBC Las Vegas)
Advocates of a ballot measure legalizing marijuana say Clark County commissioners have broken the law by speaking out against the measure. The Committee to Regulate and Control Marijuana filed a complaint with Nevada Attorney General George Chanos today.
Trail Blazers Statement Regarding District Attorney's Decision Clearing Zach Randolph (NBA.com)
We are satisfied that after a thorough and exhaustive investigation, the District Attorney’s office has cleared Zach Randolph of any criminal wrongdoing.
LaMoure County names new state's attorney (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
LaMoure County commissioners have decided the man they appointed to be their interim state's attorney does not meet residency requirements. The commissioners voted yesterday to rescind their decision to appoint Trent Mahler as state's attorney a
State Attorney General Sues Top Automakers (NBC 11 Bay Area)
California's attorney general on Wednesday sues the six largest U.S. and Japanese automakers for damages related to greenhouse gas emissions.
State Attorney General Sues Top Automakers (NBC 11 Bay Area)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's attorney general on Wednesday sued the six largest U.S. and Japanese automakers for damages related to greenhouse gas emissions.
State's attorney nixes talk of residential property tax abatement (The Prairie Advocate)
MT. CARROLL – A County State's Attorney says the state has not granted the authority that would allow a county to abate, rebate or refund property taxes on residential property.
Former Springfield lawyer sentenced in land flip scheme (The Daily Comet)
A former lawyer who orchestrated millions of dollars in Springfield real estate scams was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison and ordered to pay money back to the home buyers and banks he stole from.
Lawyer Ron needs Super Derby triumph to advance to Breeders' Cup (Thoroughbred Times)
Nine months ago, Lawyer Ron kicked off his six-race win streak at Louisiana Downs. On Saturday, the Langfuhr colt will return to the Opelousas track for the $500,000 Super Derby (G2) with a chance to cement a spot in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1).
Former Springfield lawyer sentenced in land flip scheme (Boston Globe)
A former lawyer who orchestrated millions of dollars in Springfield real estate scams was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison and ordered to pay money back to the home buyers and banks he stole from.
Lawyer: Pope gunman warns Benedict XVI (AP via Yahoo! News)
The man who shot and seriously wounded Pope John Paul II has warned Pope Benedict XVI not to visit Turkey after making comments that many Muslims deemed to have maligned Islam, the gunman's lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Pope gunman warns Benedict XVI (Syracuse.com)
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The man who shot and seriously wounded Pope John Paul II has warned Pope Benedict XVI not to visit Turkey after making comments that many Muslims deemed to have maligned Islam, the gunman's lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Nightclub owners will plead no contest in fire that killed 100 (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. The owners of a Rhode Island nightclub where a 2003 fire killed 100 people will plead no contest to involuntary manslaughter charges. And their lawyer...
Nightclub owners will plead no contest in fire that killed 100, lawyer says (USA Today)
The owners of a nightclub where a 2003 fire killed 100 people will plead no contest to involuntary manslaughter charges, and only one will have to serve prison time, their lawyer said Wednesday. Victims' relatives were outraged.
State Attorney General Shuts Down Gunmaker (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The state attorney general's office orders Jimenez Arms, the maker of inexpensive semiautomatic handguns, to stop making guns after several models repeatedly failed safety tests.
Marijuana advocates file complaint with Nevada attorney general (KVBC Las Vegas)
Advocates of a ballot measure legalizing marijuana say Clark County commissioners have broken the law by speaking out against the measure. The Committee to Regulate and Control Marijuana filed a complaint with Nevada Attorney General George Chanos today.
Lawyer argues for new trial for former Connecticut NAACP head (Norwalk Advocate)
A lawyer for former Connecticut NAACP leader Ben Andrews asked a federal appeals court Wednesday for a new trial, saying Andrews was unfairly convicted of bribery and other charges after a trial judge violated his rights.
A lawyer changes teams (Calendarlive.com)
Lawyers. Love 'em, hate 'em. They are the defenders of the innocent and the prosecutors of the guilty, and they are also the prosecutors of the innocent and the defenders of the guilty, and television has looked at them from every angle: hero, villain, antihero, figure of fun, sexy thing. Dedicated D.A.s, plucky public defenders. And every lawyer show implies a deeper worldview, as well,
Attorney: Pa. lawmaker knew gun missing (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Pennsylvania legislator knew his gun was missing the night before a teenage neighbor was found shot to death next to it, but he and his family did not think to call police to report it missing, his attorney said Wednesday.
Controversial gun maker's operation shut down by attorney general (North County Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The state attorney general's office has ordered Jimenez Arms, the maker of inexpensive semiautomatic handguns, to stop making guns after several models repeatedly failed safety tests.
5 arrests made in 1979 rape and strangling of Michigan college student, attorney general says (San Diego Union-Tribune)
HOLLAND, Mich., 6:22 p.m. Sept. 20 (AP): Twenty-seven years after a hotel desk clerk's body was found in a wooded area, authorities have arrested five people, including the victim's former roommate and boss, the attorney general said Wednesday.
Colleagues remember attorney Mike Mullikin (Jackson Hole News)
Friends and colleagues of Jackson attorney Mike Mullikin remembered him Wednesday as a keen lawyer who enjoyed his family, the outdoors, a good legal debate and pizza.
Attorney for Regola says lawmaker knew his gun was missing (phillyburbs.com)
PITTSBURGH - An attorney for state Sen. Robert Regola says his client knew his gun was missing the day before a teenage neighbor was found shot to death next to it.
Doyle lawyer lobbied 3 on Elections Board (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Madison - A lawyer for Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle's campaign repeatedly lobbied three Democratic members of the State Elections Board before they voted with the majority to order Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green to divest $467,844 in donation...
Attorney General hosts cyber-space seminar (KVUE Austin)
KVUE/ Texas Attorney General's office Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Parents around the state are being warned about the danger of cyber predators. One out of every seven children is sexually solicited on-line in Texas every year. Wednesday night the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott held a seminar for parents to spread awareness and promote education.
Hiring Celona a 'bad idea,' advised lawyer (The Providence Journal)
A lawyer for Roger Williams Medical Center testified yesterday that he thought it was a "bad idea" to hire a state senator, John A. Celona, as a consultant.
Jville attorney pleads no contest to CSC charges (The Daily Reporter)
JACKSON — A Jackson bankruptcy attorney, who resides in Jonesville, pleaded no contest to fourth degree criminal sexual conduct charges on Tuesday. James R. Knapp, 36, had been accused in a case involving a 12-year-old family friend.
Attorney general sues automakers (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
SACRAMENTO - California's attorney general on Wednesday sued the six largest U.S. and Japanese automakers, including GM, Ford and Toyota, for damages related to greenhouse gas emissions.
Lawyer: Ex-worker source of complaint (Danville Register Bee)
DANVILLE - The lawyer for a Dry Fork couple facing assault and battery charges relating to children who attended their Franklin Turnpike day care says a disgruntled employee was the source of complaints that fueled the investigation.
Attorney General warns parents (KTVK Phoenix)
A warning to parents from Arizona's top cop, watch what your children are doing -- on websites like MySpace. The Attorney General’s warned parents about the pitfalls of kids and computers at a forum tonight.
U.S. attorney Mike Heavican new Chief Justice (Lincoln Journal Star)
U.S. Attorney Mike Heavican was named Wednesday by Gov. Dave Heineman as chief justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court. Heavican, the chief federal prosecutor in Nebraska, will bring “a conservative, common-sense approach” to the court as a judge who will “not make law from the bench,” Heineman said.
State's attorney making case for cash: Ahola says his office needs $275,000 next year to hire prosecutors (Herald & Review)
DECATUR - Macon County State's Attorney Jack Ahola has a lot of work to do in making the case that his office needs an increase of about $275,000 in funding next year to hire more prosecutors.
Attorney General's Suit Against Automakers Should Also Name ALL Californians (The Auto Channel)
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 20 -- All comments may be attributed to John Merchant, chairman, California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse: "In his latest crusade, Attorney General Bill Lockyer has decided to sue automakers, arguing they have created a public nuisance by building cars - cars which emit greenhouse gases.
Lawyer: Yemeni unaware of knife (Detroit News)
ROMULUS -- A Yemeni immigrant caught with a knife hidden in a book at Detroit Metro Airport had no idea he had the weapon, his lawyer said Wednesday.
New Solomons attorney-general appointed (Sydney Morning Herald)
A controversial Australian lawyer has been appointed as the new Solomon Islands Attorney-General in a move bound to further strain relations between the island nation and Australia.
They won't give me Brooke's will, attorney says (New York Daily News)
The lawyers who supervised suspicious last-minute changes to philanthropist Brooke Astor's will won't hand it over for handwriting analysis, the heiress' court-appointed attorney charged yesterday.
Libel suit against lawyer allowed to proceed (Boston Globe)
A convicted murderer can sue his former defense lawyer for libel for discussing the defendant's personal history at a legal seminar and writing about it in a book before the case went to trial, a judge has ruled.
Arroyo libel suits ‘studied, more potent’ -- lawyer (INQ7.net)
A NOTED human rights lawyer said on Thursday that lawyers of First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo had “apparently studied” libel laws well to make the cases he has filed against several journalists “more potent.”
BBC scoops Paramount lawyer for senior legal role (The Lawyer)
BBC Worldwide has hired Paramount Comedy’s lawyer, Andrew Baxter, as head of commercial policy. He will be in charge of regulatory, compliance and brand protection matters, as well as taking the lead on developing new commercial policies.
State attorney general orders gunmaker to halt production (Contra Costa Times)
The state attorney general's office has ordered Jimenez Arms, the maker of inexpensive semiautomatic handguns, to stop making guns after several models repeatedly failed safety tests.
James Woods steals the show as arrogant lawyer in 'Shark' (The Toledo Blade)
A good trial lawyer is a lot like a good debater.