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Atascadero city attorney responds to lawsuit (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
Atascadero’s city attorney says a lawsuit filed Monday on a local property owner’s behalf has yet to reach the high-level officials named in the claim.
Jackson lawyer sues oil companies over post-Katrina gas prices (FOX 10 Mobile)
JACKSON, Miss. A Jackson lawyer who's thinking of running for governor next year has filed a federal lawsuit against oil companies and distributors over...
No negative ads in race for attorney general (ABC 7 Chicago)
Among the choices on Election Day, next Tuesday, Illinois voters will decide who should be the state's attorney general. The incumbent is Democrat Lisa Madigan. Her Republican opponent is Stewart Umholtz, the state's attorney from Tazewell County. The Green party nominee is David Black. There are no negative attack ads in this race. In fact, compared to the race for governor, this is a lesson in
Lawyer for Gibbons' Accuser Says Republican Lied (KTVN Reno)
The lawyer for a Las Vegas woman accusing Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Gibbons of assault says Las Vegas Metro is botching the investigation.
ACA can probe money politics, says lawyer (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR: The Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) can investigate money politics in any party election as the law on corruption applies to everyone including political parties, said a prominent lawyer who deals with corruption cases.
Kuwaiti Lawyer Threatens to Take Bajaur Case to ICC (Arab News)
KUWAIT CITY, 4 November 2006 — A Kuwaiti lawyer has said that if the Pakistani government does not produce facts surrounding the brutal killing of religious students at a madrasa in the North West Frontier Province of the country he would take the case to the International Criminal Court for investigation.
Lawyer: Congressman's accuser treated unfairly by Vegas police (Las Vegas Sun)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The lawyer for a woman who accused the Republican candidate for Nevada governor of assault criticized the criminal investigation Friday and said police had shown bias toward Rep. Jim Gibbons and were conducting the investigation like "keystone cops."
U.S. Attorney names Idaho election monitors (KBCI Boise)
BOISE, Idaho The U-S Attorney for Idaho is announcing a team of three of assistant U-S attorneys will monitor Tuesday's elections for the Justice Department.
County Attorney launches investigation into voting machines (ABC 7 El Paso)
County Attorney Jose Rodrguez held a news conference late Friday afternoon to discuss an investigation into allegations of malfunctioning voting machines.
Lawyer calls for no-trust vote against Bar Council (New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer has proposed a no-confidence vote against office-bearers of the Bar Council, including its president Yeo Yang Poh.
No weekend jail for attorney (Trinidad Express)
AFTER attorney Leon Gokool spent Thursday night remanded in prison, Chief Magistrate Sherman McNicolls ensured that he did not spend the weekend in jail by adding a condition to his bail.
Attorney General Proves Steadfast in the Art of Evasion (Washington Post)
Open-government advocates are howling this week over a newly released transcript of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in April on topics including domestic wiretapping and surveillance, treatment of potential terrorists, and the president's power...
Bar Suspends Attorney Tied to Real Estate Fraud Probe (Law.com)
Attorney Gabriel Martin, who ran unsuccessfully for Miami-Dade public defender promising to clean up the office, has been suspended from practicing law after his firm was caught up in a federal real estate fraud investigation.
Tufton says. Nicholson should not continue as attorney-general and PNP advisor (The Jamaica Observer)
OPPOSITION senator Dr Christopher Tufton says there is a conflict of interest between the positions of attorney-general and legal advisor to the ruling People's National Party (PNP), held by Senator A J Nicholson, and wants him to resign from one or both positions in the country's interest.
U.S. fights detainee access to attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
A suspected terrorist who spent years in a secret CIA prison should not be allowed to speak to a civilian attorney, the Bush administration argues, because he could reveal the agency's closely guarded interrogation techniques.
Kansas Attorney General Drops Abortion Bombshell on O'Reilly Factor (Christian News Wire)
WICHITA, Kansas, Nov. 4 / Christian Newswire / -- Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline told news talk show host Bill O’Reilly (Nov. 3 broadcast) that the medical records that were produced by two Kansas abortion clinics all indicate that later-term abortions were done for reasons other than exceptions found in Kansas law.
Kansas attorney general says records show crimes (WorldNetDaily)
Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly that the medical records produced from two Kansas abortion clinics indicate late-term abortions that were done for reasons that Kansas law doesn't allow.
Falk is the better choice for state attorney general (La Crosse Tribune)
The candidates for Wisconsin attorney general bring very different skills to the race, but in our view, Kathleen Falk’s administrative experience as Dane County executive, coupled with her 14 years as an assistant attorney general, make her the better choice.
Kansas attorney general says records show crimes (WorldNet Daily)
Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly that the medical records produced from two Kansas abortion clinics indicate late-term abortions that were done for reasons that Kansas law doesn't allow.
Attorney general race: Johnson sticks to his message (Crookston Daily Times)
Jeff Johnson doesn't hide from the fact that most polls show him trailing Democrat Lori Swanson in the race to succeed DFLer Mike Hatch as Minnesota's attorney general.
Attorney indicted in land dealings (Sun-Sentinel)
Hours after disgraced former County Commissioner Tony Masilotti surrendered Friday to federal authorities in Fort Pierce, William Boose, a powerful land attorney with a previously untarnished image, was indicted on federal charges accused of helping conceal Masilotti's financial stake in secret land deals over which he exercised power as a publicly elected official.
Influential Attorney Inspired Political Party (Hartford Courant)
John Labelle Dies At 91; Helped Prosecute `Mad Dog' Execution Case As chief state's attorney for Hartford County, he helped prosecute a notorious killer. As a politician, he helped forge what has become a Democratic dynasty in town.
Seattle U honors Guantánamo case lawyer (Seattle Times)
The Navy lawyer who led a successful U.S. Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration's military tribunals for Guantnamo detainees...
Lawyer sentenced for money laundering (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
U.S. District Judge Ricardo Martinez sentenced a Seattle lawyer to 18 months in prison Friday for money laundering.
Attorney claims illegal Medina County jury selection (The Plain Dealer)
Medina - A defense attorney claims Medina County court officials have not followed state laws that dictate how jurors should be selected.
Lawyer says police have been unfair to Gibbons' accuser (Reno Gazette-Journal)
LAS VEGAS -- The lawyer for a woman who accused the Republican candidate for Nevada governor of assault criticized the criminal investigation Friday and said police had shown bias toward U.S. Rep. Jim Gibbons and were conducting the investigation like "Keystone Kops."
Borough attorney calls bank 'illegal' (NorthJersey.com)
A bank started by several high-ranking Englewood Cliffs officials is illegal because it violates local zoning laws, the borough attorney says.
Lawyer runs ads against judge (The Clarion-Ledger)
A well-known north Mississippi lawyer has spent more than $5,000 of his own money on ads criticizing a circuit judge seeking re-election.
Jackson attorney's contract scrutinized (The Clarion-Ledger)
More than 15 months after its approval, the Jackson city attorney's employment contract is under scrutiny from City Council members who say it could require unnecessary payment for bond services.
Lawyer files lawsuit over jump at pump (The Clarion-Ledger)
A Jackson lawyer who's considering running for governor next year has filed a federal lawsuit against oil companies and distributors over the increase in gasoline prices after Hurricane Katrina.
Lawyer faces concealed weapon charge (The Florida Times-Union)
A Lake City lawyer faces a felony weapons charge after Baker County authorities said he carried a loaded 9mm handgun into the county courthouse when he arrived for a domestic violence injunction hearing.
Navy lawyer wins award from school (The Olympian)
SEATTLE - The Navy lawyer who led a successful U.S. Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration's military tribunals for Guantanamo detainees has received a Distinguished Alumnus award from Seattle University Law School.
'Don't rush' to issue arrest warrants says lawyer's wife (MCOT)
BANGKOK, Nov 4 (TNA) - Angkhana Neelaphaijit, wife of human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit who has been missing and presumed dead for over two years, Saturday submitted an open letter to acting chief of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) urging him not to issue warrants for new suspects until sufficient evidence is obtained.
Rooting out scandal key to attorney general race (Southern Illinoisan)
SPRINGFIELD - Rooting out public corruption has become the central issue in the upcoming Illinois attorney general's race. As allegations of corruption have become a major issue in this year's gubernatorial race, how to handle it is bleeding into the attorney general contest.
Autopsy: Princess Anne Lawyer Died of Strychnine Intoxication (WBOC 16)
PRINCESS ANNE , Md.- The Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says Princess Anne lawyer and political candidate Tony Bruce died Aug. 5 of strychnine intoxication, a chemical commonly found in rat poison.
Attorney general candidates joust (The Columbus Dispatch)
CLEVELAND — Ohio Auditor Betty D. Montgomery said she doesn’t relish the sparring of political debates, but she landed a few blows yesterday against her Democratic opponent for attorney general, state Sen. Marc Dann, during the only debate of their campaign.
Bush administration: Ex-CIA prisoner shouldn't speak to attorney (CNN.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A suspected terrorist who spent years in a secret CIA prison should not be allowed to speak to a civilian attorney, the Bush administration argues, because he could reveal the agency's closely guarded interrogation techniques.
U.S. fights detainee access to attorney (USA Today)
A suspected terrorist who spent years in a secret CIA prison should not be allowed to speak to a civilian attorney, the Bush administration argues, because he could reveal the agency's closely guarded interrogation techniques.
Longtime lawyer, Democratic activist Millimet dies (Boston Globe)
Long-time New Hampshire lawyer and Democratic activist Joseph Millimet has died. Millimet died yesterday at the Pearl Manor nursing home in Manchester at age 92. He had been suffering from Parkinson's disease for several years.
Lawyer: Evidence Says Hevesi Can Be Removed (CBS 2 New York)
A lawyer appointed by Gov. George Pataki said there is enough evidence to recommend Comptroller Alan Hevesi be removed from office for using a state worker to chauffeur his wife. However, former U.S. Attorney David Kelley, told Pataki in a report that he was not "in a position to advise you at this time to proceed with a recommendation for removal." Official Alan Hevesi Investigation Report
Lawyer: Enough Evidence to Remove N.Y. Comptroller Hevesi (Fox News)
lawyer appointed by the governor has determined there is enough evidence to remove Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office for using a state employee to chauffeur his wife, another blow to Hevesi's already battered re-election campaign
US fights detainee access to attorney (The Times of India)
A suspected terrorist who spent years in a secret CIA prison should not be allowed to speak to a civilian attorney.
Long-time lawyer, Democratic activist Millimet dies (Boston Globe)
Legendary lawyer and Democratic activist Joseph Millimet has died. Millimet is credited with helping shape the state's legal and political arena for 50 years, from defending college professors accused of Communist leanings in the 1950s to helping Democrats become governor, congressmen and senators.
Blagojevich refers subpoena questions to his attorney (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
TINLEY PARK, Ill. - Gov. Rod Blagojevich refused to discuss his administration's decision to withhold information about subpoenas that the Illinois attorney general says must be released to the public.
Lawyer: Enough evidence to oust Hevesi (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer appointed by Gov. George Pataki has determined there is enough evidence to remove Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office for using a state employee to chauffeur his wife, but refrained from recommending that the governor move to oust the elected official.
Lawyer sees enough evidence to oust Hevesi over use of state driver (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
ALBANY, N.Y. A lawyer appointed by New York's governor has determined there is enough evidence to remove the state comptroller from office.
Chief lawyer says Saddam will boycott trial session (The Times of India)
AMMAN: Saddam Hussein and his lawyers will boycott the next session of the deposed leader's trial in Baghdad to protest the alleged "bias" of the new chief judge appointed to hear the case, his chief lawyer said.
Saddam lawyer wants trial in international court (The Times of India)
WASHINGTON: A lawyer for Saddam Hussein has called for the UN Security Council to set up a court for trying the former dictator, saying the process under way in Iraq will not produce a fair outcome.
Longtime lawyer, Democratic activist Millimet dies (WCAX 3)
MANCHESTER, N.H. Long-time New Hampshire lawyer and Democratic activist Joseph Millimet has died.
Lawyer: Enough evidence to oust Hevesi (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. A lawyer appointed by Governor George Pataki has determined there is enough evidence to remove Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office for using a state employee to chauffeur his wife.