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County attorney calls Bruce a ‘sociopath’ (Colorado Springs Gazette)
El Paso County Attorney Bill Louis lashed out at County Commissioner Douglas Bruce on Thursday, calling him a narcissist, sociopath and crackpot enabler for pushing an initiative that would make it easier to petition measures onto the ballot.
Court ruling moves abuse claims forward: lawyer (CBC Nova Scotia)
Former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children who claim they were abused are a step closer to having their day in court, their lawyer says.
Court ruling moves abuse claims forward: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children who claim they were abused are a step closer to having their day in court, their lawyer says.
Car Driven By Naked Woman Kills Lawyer (CBS News)
A speeding, out-of-control car driven by a naked woman struck and killed a lawyer crossing a street in New York City. Published reports said Taliah Taylor was high on drugs and apparently believed she was being pursued by demons.
Criminal law background keys Hilbig bid: Former Bexar County District Attorney running for 4th Court of Appeals position (Laredo Morning Times)
Steve Hilbig, a former Bexar County district attorney, stopped in Laredo on Thursday to gather support for his run for the 4th Court of Appeals, Place 4. The Republican attorney faces Democrat Dan Pozza in the Nov. 7 general election.
Attorney charged with stealing from client (7 News Miami)
SWEETWATER, Fla. -- A South Florida attorney is behind bars this morning after being charged with grand theft and money laundering.
Lawyer Hates Macs (MacOPINION)
Recently I read a silly article by a lawyer named Larry who switched to the Mac and hated it. Now this guy is obviously a moron. He knows nothing about Macs and just assumed he could drop a whopping $4,552.71 on one and magically know how to use it.
District Attorney candidates to speak at the Milwaukee Bar Association (Small Business Times)
The public is invited to attend a forum on Monday, Oct. 30 featuring Milwaukee County District Attorney candidates John Chisholm and Lew Wasserman.
Lawyer faces prosecution (The Nation)
Police yesterday recommended the prosecution of lawyer Thana Benjathikul on a charge of contempt after he criticised a verdict seen as unfavourable to the deposed government.
City also picks new county attorney (The Pratt Tribune)
The second piece of the new city and county attorneys has been put in place and its the same piece for both positions. The new Pratt City Attorney is Ken Van Blaricum.
State’s Attorney said police action was justified (Northwest Herald)
Kane County State’s Attorney John Barsanti said Friday that a Marengo police officer was justified when he shot and killed a homicide suspect May 14 and Barsanti considers the investigation closed.
U.S. Attorney announces indictment of 10 people in major drug bust (WWL-TV New Orleans)
The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the unsealing of multiple indictments against 10 alleged drug dealers Friday morning. The Drug Enforcement Administration has been investigating these alleged dealers since April, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.
Judge rules district attorney not unfair (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Lawyers for political consultant Bill McKinney and Nancy Walter had argued that District Attorney Danny Porter was selectively prosecuting the pair on misdemeanors typically handled by the county solicitor's office. "I don't think this is the first time the district attorney's office has ever filed a misdemeanor indictment," said Superior Court Judge Melodie Snell Conner, in ruling on the defense
Attorney says Anna Nicole Smith is not planning DNA test for newborn (Los Angeles Daily News)
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — An attorney for Anna Nicole Smith said Friday the reality TV star has no intention of submitting her six-week-old daughter for paternity testing as demanded by an ex-boyfriend.
Winston-Salem lawyer punished for courtroom 'Lord!' outburst (The Herald-Sun)
A testy exchange between a Superior Court judge and a lawyer has netted the attorney two days in jail and the temporary loss of his law license.
Lawyer Punished For Courtroom 'Lord!' Outburst (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A testy exchange with a judge has cost a Winston-Salem lawyer his freedom and his law license. Raymond Marshall was punished Thursday by Superior Court Judge Michael Helms.
A lawyer and a trickster went into a bar ... But wait - I repeat myself (Benton Courier)
I ran some lawyer jokes a couple of years ago, Before I did, I asked a local attorney if local barristers had a sense of humor; he agreed that they most certainly did. After the column ran, he was on the phone spitting and huffing that the jokes weren't funny; they were character assassinations.
Attorney general: Vilsack improperly used line-item veto power (Globe Online)
DES MOINES – Gov. Tom Vilsack improperly used his line-item veto power in June when he rejected a plan to try out a new teacher-pay system, according to an advisory opinion issued this afternoon by Attorney General Tom Miller.
Morikawa, lead lawyer in 'Yokohama Incident' retrial, dies at 93 (Japan Today)
TOKYO — Kinju Morikawa, a lawyer who led the defense team in the retrial of a wartime case of suppression of free speech known as the Yokohama Incident, died of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital on Monday, his family said Friday. He was 93.
Judge removes attorney (The Frisco Enterprise)
Judge Charles Sandoval, of the 380th District Court, removed 25-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane's court-appointed attorney because of lack of qualification guidelines on capital murder cases, court officials said.
Lawyer in hot water (Bangkok Post)
CONTEMPT OF COURT :Police yesterday recommended that Thana Benjathikul, lawyer of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, be indicted for contempt of court.
Attorney General says Vilsack veto was improper (Quad-City Times)
BREAKING NEWS: (Updated 3:23 p.m.) DES MOINES — Gov. Tom Vilsack improperly used his line-item veto power in June when he rejected a plan to try a new teacher pay system, according to an advisory opinion issued this afternoon by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.
WMECO, attorney general reach rate settlement (WRGB)
(Springfield, MASS - AP) - Western Massachusetts Electric and the attorney general's office reach an agreement to reduce planned rate increases. The deal will also improve the utility's transmission and distribution system.
WMECO, attorney general reach rate settlement (Boston Globe)
Western Massachusetts Electric Co. and the attorney general's office reached an agreement on Friday that will reduce planned rate increases and improve the utility's transmission and distribution system.
Station fire fuels attorney general candidates' debate (The Providence Journal)
EAST PROVIDENCE -- In a live radio debate today, the candidates for state attorney general focused largely on incumbent Patrick Lynch's handling of The Station nightclub fire.
Six year old law bone of contention in State Attorney General race (49 ABC News Topeka)
The Kansas Attorney General's race keeps getting uglier. 49 News Statehouse Reporter Gena Terlizzi explains the truth behind a law that may have put dangerous criminals on the street.
Valley Notary Public Sued by Texas Attorney General (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
The Texas attorney general sues a Starr County woman accused of providing illegal immigration services to customers.
Busted? No way, county attorney says (Park Record)
With Park City facing a housing crunch it appeared this week perhaps the county's top attorney can't currently afford to live in the area.
Lawyer punished for 'Lord!' outburst (AP via Yahoo! News)
A testy exchange between a Superior Court judge and a lawyer has netted the attorney two days in jail and the temporary loss of his law license.
Lawyer punished for 'Lord!' outburst (Syracuse.com)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A testy exchange between a Superior Court judge and a lawyer has netted the attorney two days in jail and the temporary loss of his law license.
Attorney General Debate (WLNE-TV)
Rhode Island's two Attorney General candidates meet for their first live debate. It comes less than a month after anger and outrage swirled around the station nightclub sentencing...
Attorney General Says Vilsack Overstepped Legal Authority (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
AP - The attorney general says one of Governor Vilsack's vetoes last session would likely not hold up in court. Vilsack approved much of a spending measure that boosts teacher pay, but he vetoed the part that calls for creating a commission to design a performance pay proposal.
Lawyer Convicted in Terror Case Lied on the Stand, a Juror Says (New York Times)
A juror in the trial of Lynne F. Stewart, the lawyer accused of aiding Islamic terrorism, said the light sentence she received obscured the thought that went into the jury's decision.
N.C. Lawyer Ordered to Take Psych Exam After Courtroom Utterance (Law.com)
A testy exchange between a North Carolina Superior Court judge and a lawyer has netted the attorney two days in jail and the temporary loss of his law license.
Attorney Quits as Anna Nicole Smith's Counsel (WTOL News 11)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas says he's no longer working for the former centerfold. And Michael Scott says it's partly due to the fact that Smith decided to exchange vows with her boyfriend even before she'd made funeral arrangements for her son, Daniel.
Attorney general: Vilsack abused veto power (Quad-City Times)
DES MOINES — Gov. Tom Vilsack used his line-item veto power improperly when he rejected a plan to try out a new teacher-pay system, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Friday.
Suit targets lawyer for Enron victims (Houston Chronicle)
William Lerach, a securities fraud lawyer representing victims of Enron Corp.'s collapse, was sued by a law firm claiming a share of hundreds of millions of dollars in legal fees Lerach's firm may reap from the litigation.
Attorney general candidates differ on priorities, approach (Silver City Sun-News)
SANTA FE — The two men running to replace Patricia Madrid as attorney general come from different backgrounds — Republican Jim Bibb is from law enforcement and the military, while Democrat Gary King was a state legislator for 12 years and has a wide range of experience.
ATTORNEY GENERAL RACE: Both candidates get crossover support (The Wichita Eagle)
Citing a list of complaints about the way Attorney General Phill Kline does his job, former attorney general Carla Stovall Steckline on Friday crossed party lines to endorse Kline's Democratic opponent, Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison.
Adwatch: Attorney General's race (Miami Herald)
Campaign: Attorney General's race Candidate: Democrat Walter ''Skip'' Campbell Jr. Opponent: Bill McCollum On the Web: www.campbellforattorneygeneral.com
Attorney general will definitely come from Mohall (Bismarck Tribune)
No matter who ends up ahead in votes after the polls close on Nov. 7, the North Dakota attorney general will hail from Mohall. Both incumbent Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and challenger Bill Brudvik were born in the town north of Minot near the Canadian border.
Hollywood city attorney defends legal record (Miami Herald)
Some recent legal defeats and criminal corruption charges against a city commissioner have thrust Hollywood City Attorney Dan Abbott into the spotlight.
Valley Notary Public Sued by Texas Attorney General (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
The Texas attorney general sues a Starr County woman accused of providing illegal immigration services to customers.
Lawyer Suspended For Conduct Issues (The Ledger)
The Florida Bar has reported that Lakeland lawyer Gregg Kamp was suspended for 30 days for misdemeanor arrests, including disorderly intoxication and two DUI charges.
BREAKING: Attorney General: Vilsack veto improper (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
DES MOINES --- Gov. Tom Vilsack improperly used his line-item veto power in June when he rejected a plan to try out a new teacher-pay system, according to an advisory opinion issued this afternoon by Attorney General Tom Miller.
SAN FRANCISCO / Lawyer's restraining order against police union VP lifted (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for San Francisco's police watchdog agency and a leader of the city's police union reached an agreement Friday under which the lawyer dropped her pursuit of a restraining order against the police leader for allegedly harassing her with his patrol...
Judge declines to take attorney off Microsoft case (KWWL Iowa)
DES MOINES, Iowa A judge will not disqualify a Des Moines attorney from representing Iowans in a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft Corporation.
Attorney general: Vilsack abused veto power (Quad-City Times)
DES MOINES — Gov. Tom Vilsack used his line-item veto power improperly when he rejected a plan to try out a new teacher-pay system, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Friday.
Attorney Quits as Anna Nicole Smith's Counsel (WTOL News 11)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas says he's no longer working for the former centerfold. And Michael Scott says it's partly due to the fact that Smith decided to exchange vows with her boyfriend even before she'd made funeral arrangements for her son, Daniel.
Platte River Habitat Program Nonbinding, Attorney General Says (RedNova)
By David Hendee, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Oct. 21--LINCOLN -- Nebraska may withdraw at any time from a state-federal program to enhance habitat in the central Platte River, according to an opinion from the Attorney General's Office. Gov.