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Morrison ousts Kline in bitter attorney general's race (USA Today)
Democrat Paul Morrison ousted Republican Phill Kline from the attorney general's office Tuesday night, winning over voters upset with Kline for pursuing patient records from two abortion clinics. Kline's race for a second term received national attention because of the abortion records dispute.
McCollum Defeats Campbell For Florida Attorney General (The WPBF Channel)
Republican Bill McCollum defeated Democrat Skip Campbell for Florida attorney general, winning on his third try for statewide office.
Jackson awaits attorney appointment (Winona Daily News)
The man accused of directing convicted killer Paul Gordon’s activities in 2004 in Winona is awaiting a decision on his application for a court-appointed attorney.
Chisholm elected county's first new district attorney in 38 years (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
For the first time since man landed on the moon, Milwaukee County has elected a new district attorney. Voters on...
Lawyer Persists with Tax Scheme; Now Heads to Jail (WebCPA)
Washington (Nov. 8, 2006) - Florida lawyer Milton Baxley II, was sentenced to 18 months in prison and a $10,000 fine for committing contempt of court by violating an injunction barring him from promoting a tax scheme.
Attorney General Race Won't Be Decided Until Later Wednesday (WISC Channel3000.com via Yahoo! News)
It appears Wisconsin residents will go to bed without knowing who the next attorney general will be.
L.A. city attorney to sue hospitals that dump patients on skid row (Los Angeles Times)
Ten sites are identified for possible legal action after talks between facilities and L.A. city attorney break down. After a year of investigation, the Los Angeles city attorney's office has identified 10 hospitals it suspects of dumping discharged patients on skid row and is now preparing to take legal action to stop the practice, according to two sources familiar with the planned litigation.
Lawyer fears real killer walked free (Calgary Sun)
The man responsible for the grisly murder of a Calgary woman 27 years ago may still be on the loose while her convicted killer remains in prison, a lawyer said yesterday.
Lone Republican to be replaced by lawyer, 43, in District 4 (Sun-Sentinel)
Jim Scott, once one of Florida's most powerful politicians, lost his District 4 Broward County Commission seat to lawyer Ken Keechl -- Scott's first loss in 30 years.
British tribunal hearing interrupted as lawyer refuses to remove veil (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
LONDON (AP) - A Muslim lawyer was at the centre of another controversy in Britain over the wearing of full-face veils on Wednesday after she twice refused to remove it during a hearing, leading the judge to adjourn the case.
Dann leads Montgomery in attorney general race (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus- Betty Montgomery, once considered the Republicans' only sure bet for a statewide government seat, was trailing in a fierce battle for attorney general with upset-minded Democrat Marc Dann.
British lawyer's veil adjourns case (Independent Online)
The judge has adjourned a case after a lawyer twice refused to remove her full-face veil during an immigration hearing in central England.
Curry defeats Moore for a 2nd time in district attorney's race (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
After a heated campaign that was one of the most expensive in Tarrant County, long-serving District Attorney Tim Curry defeated two-time Democratic challenger Terri Moore, as other Republican incumbents in the county won easy victories.
Lawyer behind court veil row (Coventry Evening Telegraph)
THIS is the Muslim lawyer from Coventry caught up in a row over her veil. Shabnam Mughal walked out of a court after a judge asked her to remove the veil because he couldn't hear what she was saying.
McCollum defeats Campbell to become state attorney general (Sun-Sentinel)
Republican Bill McCollum defeated veteran Broward state legislator Walter "Skip" Campbell to be Florida's next attorney general. McCollum gave a victory speech shortly before 11 p.m. after Democratic candidate Campbell called to concede.
Van Hollen Defeats Falk For State Attorney (WFRV-TV Green Bay)
Keying on his background as a hardened prosecutor, J.B. Van Hollen defeated Kathleen Falk to win the job of state attorney general Tuesday.
Brown new attorney general (San Jose Mercury News)
Jerry Brown, the former two-term California governor and political iconoclast, will return to Sacramento as the state's attorney general after defeating Republican opponent Chuck Poochigian in Tuesday's election.
State’s attorney too close to call (The Frederick News-Post)
By Gina Gallucci News-Post Staff FREDERICK — The Frederick County state’s attorney’s race was too close to call Tuesday night, according to the Frederick County Board of Elections.
Man who broke into lawyer's car gets 30-day prison term (Saipan Tribune)
A man who burglarized a car belonging to a lawyer pleaded guilty yesterday in the Superior Court. Antonio I. Sablan, 44, signed a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to theft.
Cuomo easily defeats Pirro in race for attorney general (The Buffalo News)
NEW YORK - Democrat Andrew Cuomo, pledging to go after government corruption and continue Eliot Spitzer's work as a crusader against corruption, resurrected his political career Tuesday by defeating Republican Jeanine Pirro in the race for attorney general.
Lawyer: Genentech owes doctor (Inside Bay Area)
Genentech Inc. owes more than $61 million to a Pennsylvania ophthalmologist who claims the company used his research to develop the drug Lucentis for degenerative eye disease, the doctor's lawyer
Muslim lawyer refuses to remove veil during hearing in British court (USA Today)
A Muslim lawyer refused a judge's orders to remove her full-face veil during a hearing, lending more fuel to an increasingly contentious debate in Britain over the right of women to wear the garments.
Saddam Lawyer: Green Zone Office Trashed (CBS 2 New York)
A defense lawyer in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial demanded Wednesday that the court investigate the alleged ransacking of the defense team's office in the U.S.-controlled Green Zone. Saddam and the six co-defendants have been on trial since August for their roles in a crackdown against Kurdish guerrillas in the late 1980s.
Muslim Lawyer Refuses to Remove Veil (San Francisco Chronicle)
A Muslim lawyer refused a judge's orders to remove her full-face veil during a hearing, lending more fuel to an increasingly contentious debate in Britain over the right of women to wear the garments. Shabnam Mughal, 27, insisted she had the right to...
Independent takes Floyd County attorney's race (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
CHARLES CITY --- The verdict is in, and Floyd County has a new county attorney. Voters chose Jesse Marzen, 27, of Charles City, over incumbent Marilyn Dettmer, a Republican, and Normand Klemesrud, a Democrat and former county attorney.
Thaksin Lawyer: Family Will Fight Taxes (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's family will fight the Thai Revenue Department's decision to hold Thaksin's two children responsible for taxes on a controversial multimillion-dollar deal initially billed as tax-free, a lawyer said Wednesday.
Cox wins re-election as Michigan attorney general (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
DETROIT -- Republican Attorney General Mike Cox went to bed with a comfortable re-election victory over Democrat Amos Williams, avoiding the anxiety of a tight race like he had four...
Heed wins Cheshire County attorney spot (Boston Globe)
Former state Attorney General Peter Heed is back in public office. Heed won his bid to become Cheshire County attorney. That's the job he had before becoming attorney general.
Birmingham lawyer IDs abductor in federal court (al.com)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer whose armed abduction was videotaped in May testified Wednesday she didn't previously know the man on trial in the case, and she denied defense claims that she paid the man to grab her in a parking lot outside her office.
Attorney general s office to Lehigh Valley College: Settle or face court (The Morning Call)
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office has moved to fine Lehigh Valley College after investigating the school for violating state consumer protection laws, the college's corporate parent said in a financial filing.
Heed wins Cheshire County attorney spot (WCAX 3)
KEENE, N.H. Former (New Hampshire) Attorney General Peter Heed is back in public office.
Heed wins Cheshire County attorney spot (WCAX 3)
KEENE, N.H. Former (New Hampshire) Attorney General Peter Heed is back in public office. Heed won his bid to become Cheshire County attorney.
Court grapples with lawyer's veil (Gulf News)
London: A Muslim lawyer was at the centre of another controversy in Britain over the wearing of full-face veils yesterday after she twice refused to remove one during a hearing, leading the judge to adjourn the case.
Birmingham lawyer IDs abductor in federal court (WEAR 3 Pensacola)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A Birmingham lawyer whose armed abduction was videotaped in May says she didn't previously know the man on trial in the case.
Sheridan attorney appointed to 4th District bench (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE - A Sheridan attorney and University of Wyoming graduate was appointed Wednesday to serve as judge in Wyoming's Fourth Judicial District.
Heed wins Cheshire County attorney spot (WCAX 3)
KEENE, N.H. Former (New Hampshire) Attorney General Peter Heed is back in public office.
Man Accused In Beloit Slaying Fires Attorney, Faces New Charge (WISC Channel3000.com via Yahoo! News)
The Beloit man charged in the March slaying of a Janesville woman last week fired his attorney and allegedly punched a deputy the same day.
Lawyer says innuendo was used to freeze former Hollinger executive's assets (CNews)
VANCOUVER (CP) - Court documents used to place a freeze on former Hollinger executive David Radler's assets are "scandalous" and "unfair innuendo," his lawyer told B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Lawyer testifies in Thompson murder case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer who once represented slain racing legend Mickey Thompson described on Wednesday a vitriolic court battle over soured business ties between the driver and the former business partner who is now charged in his killing.
Slain racer's lawyer tells of vitriolic litigation with former partner accused in his death (MSNBC)
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -A lawyer who once represented slain racing legend Mickey Thompson described on Wednesday a vitriolic court battle over soured business ties between the driver and the former business partner who is now charged in his killing.
Birmingham lawyer IDs abductor in federal court (NBC 15 Mobile)
A lawyer whose armed abduction was videotaped in May testified Wednesday she didn't previously know the man on trial in the case, and she denied defense claims that she paid ...
County attorney lost -- no, wait a minute, he won (Mesabi Daily News)
DULUTH — A data inputting error early Wednesday morning resulted in an apparent victory, for a few hours, for Melanie Ford over incumbent Alan Mitchell in the St. Louis County Attorney race.
Defense attorney denies IBM involvement in China Construction Bankbribery case (Interfax)
Shanghai. November 9. INTERFAX-CHINA - The defense attorney of former China Construction Bank chairman Zhang Enzhao denied IBM's involvement in the bank's ongoing bribery case, local media reported.
Slain racer's lawyer tells of vitriolic litigation with defendant (San Diego Union-Tribune)
PASADENA, 6:25 p.m. Nov. 8 (AP): A lawyer who once represented slain racing legend Mickey Thompson testified Wednesday that a legal battle between his client and the former business partner now on trial for murder was the most vitriolic litigation he ever encountered
High-Profile Attorney's Lifestyle at Issue in Appeal of Slashed Child Support (Law.com)
Court documents don't say whether high-profile attorney Willie Gary flew to Atlanta for court proceedings on his Boeing 737, which has a gold-plated sink, or the original "Wings of Justice," his slightly-less-luxurious Gulfstream.
Lawyer's Defamation Claim Over 'Under-Aged Girls' Allegations Proceeds (Law.com)
Calling a lawyer whose modeling business Web site linked to pornography a "pornographer" does not constitute slander per se, but saying that he "lives with under-aged girls" may be an actionable offense, a Manhattan judge has ruled.
Former attorney general to speak (Salina Journal)
John Ashcroft's efforts against crime and terrorism as U.S. attorney general make him the right choice to speak at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting, chamber president Gerald Cook said Wednesday.
Attorney: Traffic signal not working (Dayton Daily News)
FAIRFIELD — The pre-emptive traffic signal device at Michael Lane and Ohio 4 had malfunctioned five days before the Aug. 2 accident that killed a 73-year-old Fairfield woman, the attorney of a firefighter charged with vehicular manslaughter said Wednesday in Municipal Court.
Britain: Lawyer Refuses to Remove Veil in Court (New York Times)
A Muslim lawyer refused a judge?s orders to remove her full-face veil during a hearing, lending more fuel to an increasingly contentious debate in Britain over the wearing of veils. The lawyer, Shabnam Mughal, 27, insisted that she had the right to wear the veil at an immigration tribunal hearing in Stoke-on-Trent, in central England. Judge George Glossop had asked her to remove it, saying he
Lawyer Sues Over Robo Calls (The WBAL Channel)
BALTIMORE -- A Harford County lawyer is seeking $8,000 in damages from state candidates and a nonprofit group because of recorded campaign messages, so-called robo calls.