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U.S. Seeks To Keep Detainee From Lawyer (CBS News)
The administration seeks to prevent a terror suspect, kept in a CIA prison for three years, from talking to a civilian lawyer, claiming that interrogation techniques used by the U.S. ? characterized by some as torture ? would become public.
Attorney appealing to Alabama Supreme Court (WSFA Montgomery)
PRATTVILLE, Ala. - An attorney trying to unseat four powerful Democratic state senators plans to appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court for permission to pursue his suit in Republican-leaning Autauga County.
County attorney candidates tout resumes (The Sentinel-News)
Nathan Riggs wants Hart Megibben's job as Shelby County attorney.
Dornan, Kleine Tout Records In Race For Douglas County Attorney (KETV.com)
OMAHA, Neb. -- The incumbent in the race for Douglas County attorney, Stu Dornan, has a reputation for being tough on repeat offenders. Opponent Don Kleine has two decades of experience as a local and state prosecutor.
Rivals spar in debate: Heated exchanges continue in race for attorney general (Delaware State News)
WILMINGTON - Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III and Ferris W. Wharton locked horns one last time in a combative debate Friday night for attorney general, with both candidates attacking each other early and often in a continuation of a bitter feud for the open seat.
Quote is from lawyer (The Star Online)
IN OUR story “ACA can probe money politics, says lawyer” which appeared on Page 6 yesterday, we mistakenly quoted Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz as saying that Umno members who reported money politics to the party’s disciplinary board – but not to the ACA – might have transgressed Section 17 of the Anti-Corruption Act.
Attorney choked by defendant during trial (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. A Williamsburg man charged with several gun counts choked his attorney during his trial.
License suspended for attorney who used to work in Iowa (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the license of an attorney who is accused of ethical misconduct.
Gibson Dean, dapper attorney in Gwinnett (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Gibson Dean brought a combination of sartorial splendor and dogged persistence to the courtroom. Mr. Dean, a Buford attorney for nearly 40 years and Gwinnett County Attorney from 1983-87, "was known as a dapper dresser," said his daughter, Laura Burton Dean of Duluth. "In the courtroom, he dressed with elegant flair. He was always tasteful, with a conservative gray wool suit, a white crisp shirt,
Hurt jockey's family brings in top lawyer (Stuff)
The family of a jockey seriously injured during a race-day fall has hired a top lawyer to monitor the official inquiry into her accident.
District Attorney's Office Creates Election Fraud Hotline (WISN TheMilwaukeeChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
While candidates spend the last few days before election day on the campaign trail, authorities in Milwaukee County have unveiled a plan to make sure every vote counts.
Lawyer: Evidence supports Hevesi's removal (Capital News 9)
ALBANY A lawyer appointed by Governor Pataki says there is enough evidence to recommend Comptroller Alan Hevesi be removed from office for using a state worker to chauffeur his wife.
Lawyer: Evidence supports Hevesi's removal (Capital News 9)
ALBANY A lawyer appointed by Governor Pataki says there is enough evidence to recommend Comptroller Alan Hevesi be removed from office for using a state worker to chauffeur his wife.
Lawyer: Evidence supports Hevesi's removal (Capital News 9)
Another blow to Alan Hevesi's already battered re-election campaign. A lawyer appointed by Governor Pataki says there is enough evidence to recommend Comptroller Alan Hevesi be removed from office for using a state worker to chauffeur his wife.
Rights Advocate Calls for International Support of Chinese Attorney Gao (The Epoch Times)
CHINA-Since his arrest almost three months ago, renowned human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng, faces the charge of "instigating subversion of state power," without his defense attorney, who is barred...
Lopatcong, lawyer set for new court date (The Express-Times)
LOPATCONG TWP. | Salem Management's lawyer filed a federal lawsuit against the township, Mayor Doug Steinhardt and the council Friday afternoon. The suit stems from a dispute at the end of Wednesday's township council meeting.
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.
There’s a hotly contested race for district attorney (Waldo Independent)
By Toni Mailloux Once he started law school in 1976, Geoff Rushlau knew he wanted to be a prosecutor. “It was the only part of law school that interested me,†he says today. And indeed, Rushlau served as an assistant district attorney for 13 years and has been the district attorney for the four-county area of Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties for the last 13 years.
County attorney to draft ambulance ordinance (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Adams County may soon have an ordinance to regulate ambulance services. County Attorney Bob Latham said he was planning to have an ordinance that would regulate ambulance services to the board of supervisors this week.
Financial institutions skittish about powers of attorney (Deseret Morning News)
When Priscilla Jackman spotted a great rate on a certificate of deposit at PNC Bank, she thought the CD would be ideal for her 88-year-old mother, Irene. She drove to the PNC branch near her home in Pittsburgh, taking with her the power of attorney her mother had granted several years earlier.
ATTORNEY GENERAL CHARLIE CRIST HOLDS COMFORTABLE LEAD IN GOVERNOR'S RACE (Miami Herald)
The GOP seems poised to continue dominating Florida's statewide elected offices, according to a Miami Herald poll. In the top-billed race for governor, Republican Charlie Crist leads Democrat Jim Davis 48 percent to 38 percent. Republican candidates also lead in campaigns for attorney general, agriculture commissioner and, by a small margin, chief financial officer.
State: Longtime lawyer, N.H. Democratic activist Millimet dies (The Nashua Telegraph)
MANCHESTER (AP) - Legendary lawyer and Democratic activist Joseph Millimet has died. ...
Shawano/Menominee County District Attorney Q&A (The Shawano Leader)
The following is a Q&A the Shawano Leader did with Shawano/Menominee County District Attorney candidates Greg Parker and Mary Harper in August. The text originally ran in the Aug. 29 edition.
Attorney, former DA Thomas dies at 69 (al.com)
David "Dea" Thomas, a longtime Huntsville lawyer and former Madison County district attorney, died Saturday morning. He was 69. Thomas' successor as district attorney, Fred Simpson, recalled Thomas as "a lively spirit and brilliant attorney."
Indicted lawyer Radolovich says he will retire (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Louisville lawyer Fred Radolovich, who is under indictment on a charge of perjury, has said in court papers that he intends to retire.
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.
Saddam urges Iraqis not to take revenge on US invaders: lawyer (Outlook India)
Saddam Hussein urged Iraqis today to reject the sectarian violence ripping his country apart and to "not take revenge" on US invaders, his chief lawyer said after the ousted leader was sentenced to death.
Lawyer: Saddam urges Iraqis not to take revenge on U.S. 'invaders' (USA Today)
Saddam Hussein urged Iraqis on Sunday to reject the sectarian violence ripping his country apart and to "not take revenge" on U.S. invaders, his chief lawyer said after the ousted leader was sentenced to death.
Attorney choked by defendant during trial (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. A Williamsburg man charged with several gun counts choked his attorney during his trial.
Mount Sinai Receives Grant From US Attorney General Office (Medical News Today)
The Office of the US Attorney General announced today The Mount Sinai Medical Center will be one of five recipients of a prescription drug education grant for health care professionals. [click link for full article]
Lawyer: Evidence supports Hevesi's removal (Capital News 9)
Comptroller Alan Hevesi's already battered re-election campaign suffered another blow. A lawyer appointed by Governor Pataki says there is enough evidence to recommend Hevesi be removed from office for using a state worker to chauffeur his wife.
Lawyer: Evidence supports Hevesi's removal (Capital News 9)
Comptroller Alan Hevesi's already battered re-election campaign suffered another blow. A lawyer appointed by Governor Pataki says there is enough evidence to recommend Hevesi be removed from office for using a state worker to chauffeur his wife.
U.S. attorney: Hussein trial unfair (UPI)
BAGHDAD, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A former U.S. attorney general representing Saddam Hussein was ejected from the Baghdad courtroom before Saddam's verdict and sentence were read.
Longtime lawyer, Democratic activist Millimet dies (WCAX 3)
MANCHESTER, N.H. Long-time New Hampshire lawyer and Democratic activist Joseph Millimet has died.
Attorney General Charlie Crist holds comfortable lead in governor's race (Miami Herald)
The GOP seems poised to continue dominating Florida's statewide elected offices, according to a Miami Herald poll. In the top-billed race for governor, Republican Charlie Crist leads Democrat Jim Davis 48 percent to 38 percent. Republican candidates also lead in campaigns for attorney general, agriculture commissioner and, by a small margin, chief financial officer.
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.
Attorney appealing to Alabama Supreme Court (WSFA Montgomery)
PRATTVILLE, Ala. - An attorney trying to unseat four powerful Democratic state senators plans to appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court for permission to pursue his suit in Republican-leaning Autauga County.
Jury selection Monday in trial of man in lawyer's abduction, rape (The Daily Comet)
A federal judge imposed a gag order as attorneys prepared to seat a jury Monday for a man charged with carjacking and gun possession in the abduction and rape of a Birmingham lawyer.
Jury selection Monday in trial of man in lawyer's abduction, rape (al.com)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge imposed a gag order as attorneys prepared to seat a jury Monday for a man charged with carjacking and gun possession in the abduction and rape of a Birmingham lawyer.
Morrison predicts winning attorney general's race Tuesday (Salina Journal)
Democrat Paul Morrison predicted today in Salina that he would unseat Republican Attorney General Phill Kline in Tuesday's election. Morrison spoke at a rally held for him in the Red Coach Inn.
County attorney candidates tout resumes (The Sentinel-News)
Nathan Riggs wants Hart Megibben's job as Shelby County attorney.
License suspended for attorney who used to work in Iowa (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the license of an attorney who is accused of ethical misconduct.
Attorney appealing to Alabama Supreme Court (WSFA Montgomery)
PRATTVILLE, Ala. - An attorney trying to unseat four powerful Democratic state senators plans to appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court for permission to pursue his suit in Republican-leaning Autauga County.
Australians held in appalling conditions in Yemen, lawyer says (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for two of the Australian men being detained in Yemen says his clients have not had a shower for three weeks.
The Insider: Walkers can't do enough good work, VC lawyer can't get enough sleep (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Power couple Maggie and Doug Walker win the YMCA's annual volunteerism award; a venture lawyer rates the industry based on his lack of sleep; valuable advice from "Jerry Maguire."
Attorney general election causes debate (Daily Vidette)
Much of the recent news in Illinois during the last few weeks has been associated with the upcoming elections. A great deal of this focus has been on the candidates running for governor. It is important, however, not to forget about the other candidates running for other offices, such as the attorney general.
Lawyer: Evidence supports Hevesi's removal (Capital News 9)
ALBANY A lawyer appointed by Governor Pataki says there is enough evidence to remove Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office for using a state worker to chauffeur his wife.
Attorney general files complaint over hog waste (Quad-City Times)
NEW WINDSOR, Ill. — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a complaint against a Mercer County hog producer regarding livestock waste overflowing manure pits.
Cooper Appointed Tenn. Attorney General (Insurance Journal)
Tennessee's newly appointed attorney general says ongoing litigation surrounding TennCare and the transition of a new health care insurance program are among the issues he expects to face as the stat
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.