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CAMPAIGN 2006: ATTORNEY GENERAL / Ex-employee says Brown allowed aide's bad behavior (San Francisco Chronicle)
A former Oakland City Hall employee injected herself into the race for state attorney general on Thursday by charging that Mayor Jerry Brown "enabled" one of his former top aides, Jacques Barzaghi, to repeatedly sexually harass her and other women in the...
Lawyer: No grounds for legal case against priest accused of abusing Foley (Sun-Sentinel)
ROME -- The lawyer for a Catholic priest who acknowledged fondling former Rep. Mark Foley when Foley was a teenager said Friday there were no grounds for a legal case against the clergyman, and denied allegations by a second man who said the priest molested him.
SAN FRANCISCO / Lawyer annoyed, didn't threaten, court rules / Felony conviction overturned, but misdemeanors stand (San Francisco Chronicle)
A Redwood City lawyer who told a bail bondsman that he would sue him, take him down and put him out of business -- and that "I should have killed you when I had the chance'' -- wasn't guilty of making a criminal threat because he wasn't promising an imminent...
Ethiopia releases EU lawyer (BBC News)
A European Commission lawyer held in Ethiopia after trying to cross into Kenya is freed without charge.
Ethiopia releases detained lawyer (BBC News)
A European Commission lawyer held in Ethiopia after trying to cross into Kenya is freed without charge.
Lawyer M Ravi suspended for a year over charges of improper court behaviour (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)
SINGAPORE: Lawyer M Ravi has had his licence suspended for a year over charges of rude and disrespectful behaviour to a district judge three years ago.
Lawyer for priest accused of abusing Foley says there is no case, denies second allegation (Boston Herald)
ROME - The lawyer for a Catholic priest who acknowledged fondling former Rep. Mark Foley when Foley was a teenager said Friday there were no grounds for legal action against the clergyman, and denied allegations...
Illinois governor must release federal subpoenas, state attorney general says (Boston Herald)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration is violating state public-information law by refusing to release subpoenas it received in a federal corruption probe, the state attorney...
Campaign 2006: Spitzer the model for attorney general candidates (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Both candidates for state attorney general have promised to live up to the standards and skills of the office's current occupant, a Democrat running for governor.
Priest's lawyer denies 2nd abuse claim (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a Catholic priest who acknowledged fondling former Rep. Mark Foley when Foley was a teenager said Friday there were no grounds for legal action against the clergyman, and denied allegations by a second man who said the priest molested him.
Attorney says parents only wanted what was best for kidnapped bride (9 News Denver)
PROVO, Utah (AP) - The attorney for a Utah couple accused of kidnapping their daughter on the eve of her wedding says the couple just wanted to make sure their daughter really wanted to marry.
Texas Attorney General probing Mannatech (Market Watch)
SAN DIEGO (MarketWatch) -- The Texas Attorney General's office is investigating and has considered taking legal action against Mannatech, a fast-growing manufacturer of nutritional supplements, whose stock has been one of the year's sizzlers.
Lawyer for priest accused of abusing Foley says there is no case, denies second allegation (USA Today)
The lawyer for a Catholic priest who acknowledged fondling Mark Foley when the former congressman was a teenager said Friday there were no grounds for legal action against the clergyman, and he denied allegations by a second man claiming the priest molested him.
Utah Dem boss pressuring Weber County Attorney to release investigation report (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 10:24 AM- The executive director of the Utah Democratic Party is urging fellow Democrat and Weber County Attorney Mark DeCaria to go public with the results of his investigation into Ogden's police chief and mayor. Todd Taylor said this morning that the public has a right to know - before election day on Nov. 7 - how Greiner performs in his public job. Greiner is the Republican
Jeremy Scahill: From Whitewater to Blackwater: Ken Starr, the Mercenaries' New Lawyer (HuffingtonPost)
Blackwater USA, the mercenary company servicing the Bush Administration's "war on terror," has a new lawyer working to defend it against a ground-breaking wrongful death lawsuit brought by the families of four of its contractors killed in Iraq. The new "counsel of record" for the North Carolina-based company is none other than former Whitewater investigator, Kenneth Starr--the independent
Pataki: Former U-S Attorney To Probe Hevesi (WCAX 3)
NEW YORK Calling it "a sad day for new Yorkers," Governor George Pataki says he's appointing a former U-S attorney to see if a strong legal case exists for removing state comptroller Alan Hevesi.
Pataki: Former U-S Attorney Will Prove Hevesi Removal (WCAX 3)
NEW YORK Calling it "a sad day for new Yorkers," Governor George Pataki says he's appointing a former U-S attorney to see if a strong legal case exists for removing state comptroller Alan Hevesi.
Lawyer says Pinochet indicted for abuses (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was indicted Friday for abuses at one of his regime's most infamous secret prisons, where President Michelle Bachelet and her mother were once held and mistreated, a lawyer said.
Lawyer Says Pinochet Indicted for Abuses (ABC News)
Lawyer Says Former Dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet Indicted for Abuses at Chilean Prison
Lawyer reports working for Syria on Hariri probe (The Daily Star Lebannon)
Syria refused to comment Friday on a report that it had gathered a team of lawyers to assess UN reports on the assassination of former Lebanese Premier Rafik Hariri. A prominent Malaysian lawyer said Friday that he had been asked by Syria to head the legal team to make an independent assessment on UN reports into the murder, which implicate Syrian officials.
Former U.S. attorney endorses Chafee (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE -- Former U.S. Attorney Margaret Curran, whose office prosecuted former Providence Mayor Vincent A. Cianci Jr., today endorsed incumbent Lincoln Chafee for the U.S. Senate.
Attorney seeks to have guards added to boot camp civil lawsuit (The Daily Comet)
Parents of a teen who died after guards roughed him up at a boot camp want seven guards added as defendants in their federal civil lawsuit, an attorney said Friday.
Former U.S. attorney endorses Chafee (The Providence Journal)
With the election less than two weeks away, Chafee, a Republican trailing in the polls, has stepped up his criticism of his Democratic opponent, Sheldon Whitehouse, charging that Whitehouse failed to address public corruption during his terms as U.S. attorney and state attorney general.
Attorney seeks to have guards added to civil suit (FOX 10 Mobile)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The attorney for a 14-year-old boy who died after a confrontation with guards in a state supervised boot camp wants a federal court to include seven...
Pataki appoints former U.S. attorney to probe Hevesi (Capital News 9)
ALBANY Calling it "a sad day for New Yorkers," Governor Pataki says he's appointing a former U.S. attorney to see if a strong legal case exists for removing state Comptroller Alan Hevesi.
Attorney Wants Guards Included in Boot Camp Lawsuit (First Coast News)
TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) -- Parents of a teen who died after guards roughed him up at a boot camp want seven guards added as defendants in their federal civil lawsuit, an attorney said Friday.
Beaverbrook dispute shows perils of poor records: lawyer (CBC New Brunswick)
The Beaverbrook art dispute should be a lesson to galleries that don't keep good records, a Canadian arts lawyer warned on Friday.
Pataki appoints former U.S. attorney to probe Hevesi (Capital News 9)
ALBANY Calling it "a sad day for New Yorkers," Governor Pataki says he's appointing a former U.S. attorney to see if a strong legal case exists for removing state Comptroller Alan Hevesi.
Lawyer For Priest Accused Of Abusing Foley Says There's No Case (The WPBF Channel)
The lawyer for a Catholic priest who acknowledged fondling former Representative Mark Foley when Foley was a teenager said today there are no grounds for a legal case against the clergyman.
Heated exchanges mark attorney general’s race (Lawrence Journal-World)
From the start, the campaign for Kansas attorney general has been a political slugfest.
Attorney seeks to have guards added to civil suit (NBC 15 Mobile)
The attorney for a 14-year-old boy who died after a confrontation with guards in a state supervised boot camp wants a federal court to include seven of the guards as ...
Poll: Nevada Attorney General Race (News 4 Reno)
Question: If the election for Attorney General were held today, would you vote for Catherine Cortez-Mastos, the Democrat, Don Chairez, the Republican, another candidate or none of the above?
WA Attorney-General dismisses call to drop mandatory sentencing (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
ELIZABETH JACKSON: The Attorney-General of Western Australia has rejected calls to dump mandatory sentencing for burglary. The WA Law Reform Commission has completed a report on customary law, which can't be used to resolve crimes that carry a mandatory sentence.
Roundtable Q&A With Attorney General Candidates (RedNova)
By Daily Record Staff Attorney general candidates Douglas F. Gansler and Scott L. Rolle joined The Daily Record's law staff at our offices last week for lunch and two-party (and, we're happy to report, civil) on-the- record discussion of their views and goals. Here's what we learned.
Suing without a lawyer is up to high court (The State)
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider an appeal from an autistic child and his parents, who want to sue over his school accommodations without hiring a lawyer.
Bonus Brought Lawyer's Hourly Rate to $1,500 (Law.com)
Greenwich divorce lawyer Gary I. Cohen is among Connecticut's priciest attorneys.
Judge tells lawyer to drop Rove claim (AP via Yahoo! News)
A judge refused Friday to toss out charges against a Florida businessman whose lawyer claimed that presidential adviser Karl Rove set off probes against his client to retaliate for a flood of spam e-mails to President Bush.
Tyson says attorney general using convicted thief in ad (WSFA Montgomery)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Democratic attorney general candidate John Tyson Junior says Republican Attorney General Troy King is using a convicted thief in his latest television ad to attack him.
Former U.S. Attorney endorses Chafee for Senate (The Providence Journal)
Former U.S. Attorney Margaret E. Curran, a longtime Democrat who worked for Sheldon Whitehouse, endorsed Republican U.S. Sen. Lincoln Chafee yesterday in his difficult reelection campaign against her onetime boss.
District Attorney unveils memorial for Art Danner III (Register-Pajajonian)
SANTA CRUZ — In an emotional ceremony Thursday in the hallway outside the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office, current DA Bob Lee unveiled the bronze relief of his predecessor, Art Danner III, who died in January.
District Attorney unveils memorial for Art Danner III (Register-Pajajonian)
SANTA CRUZ — In an emotional ceremony Thursday in the hallway outside the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office, current DA Bob Lee unveiled the bronze relief of his predecessor, Art Danner III, who died in January.
Foley has no legal case, priest's lawyer insists (St. Petersburg Times)
ROME - The lawyer for a Catholic priest who acknowledged fondling former Rep. Mark Foley when Foley was a teenager said Friday there are no grounds for a legal case against him.
Group hires attorney to block new homes (Courier-Post)
A neighborhood group has hired an attorney to represent its interests in a legal dispute between the township and a developer looking to build hundreds of homes off Fish Pond Road.
Poll: Nevada Attorney General Race (News 4 Reno)
Question: If the election for Attorney General were held today, would you vote for Catherine Cortez-Mastos, the Democrat, Don Chairez, the Republican, another candidate or none of the above?
D’Elia gets a public attorney (Times Leader)
Federal authorities say he earned tens of thousands of dollars in a money laundering scheme, but reputed mobster Billy D’Elia apparently doesn’t have enough money left to pay a private attorney.
Attorney says ruling the court a cushy job (Lexington Herald-Leader)
As a columnist for a weekly newspaper, defense attorney Marcel Bush Radomile wrote that being a district judge "seems like a totally cushy job" with "good benefits."
Attorney seeks to have guards added to boot camp civil lawsuit (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
TALLAHASSEE -- Parents of a teen who died after guards roughed him up at a boot camp want seven guards added as defendants in their federal civil lawsuit, an attorney said Friday.
District attorney says accuser in Duke case not interviewed (Seattle Times)
The district attorney prosecuting three Duke lacrosse players accused of raping a woman at a team party said during a hearing Friday that...
Singapore suspends human rights lawyer for a year (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has suspended a prominent opposition and human rights lawyer for a year on disciplinary grounds, according to court documents and media reports on Saturday.
Attorney: Make alleged victim attend hearing (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- A defense attorney wants the alleged victim in a sexual assault case at a youth boot camp to be required to attend the suspect's preliminary court hearing.