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Attorney general recount possible in Van Hollen win (Wisconsin State Journal)
Republican J.B. Van Hollen thanked his supporters, family and God as he basked in his come-from-behind victory in the race for attorney general Wednesday during a press conference at the state Capitol.
Suspended Rupert lawyer back in court (The Times-News)
TWIN FALLS — The Idaho Bar Association charged a Rupert lawyer Wednesday with practicing law with a suspended license. On Feb. 28, the Idaho Bar Association suspended Raymundo Pena’s right to practice after the Minidoka County prosecutor accused him of bartering sex for legal services.
High-Profile Attorney's Lifestyle at Issue in Appeal of Slashed Child Support (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Court documents don't say whether high-profile attorney Willie Gary flew to Atlanta for court proceedings on his Boeing 737 or the "Wings of Justice," his slightly-less-luxurious Gulfstream.
Lawyer's Defamation Claim Over 'Under-Aged Girls' Allegations Proceeds (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
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.
Lawyer Issues Warning, Cites Subjudice In Mongolian Murder Case (Bernama)
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 (Bernama) -- A lawyer warned Thursday it is subjudice and tantamount to contempt of court for anyone to make statements of fact over the murder of a Mongolian woman in Shah Alam two weeks ago.
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.
Lawyer denies she arranged her abduction (Birmingham News)
A Birmingham lawyer testified Wednesday she did not fake her abduction or know the man charged with kidnapping her from a downtown parking lot.
Racer's lawyer recalls litigation (The Monterey County Herald)
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.
Attorney makes last effort to appeal Tanner probe (The Florida Times-Union)
As three Northeast Florida sheriffs prepare to testify today before a Duval County grand jury investigating the actions of State Attorney John Tanner of Volusia County, the prosecutor is making a last-ditch appeal to halt the probe.
Zana's Lawyer a Favorite in French Elections (Zaman Online)
French Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the presidential elections Segolene Royal was once Leyla Zana’s lawyer and had a close relationship with her.
Kansas Leads the Attorney General Democratic Wave (Kansas City InfoZine)
By Kavan Peterson - In races for state attorney general, Democrats ousted the incumbent in Kansas and picked up two open seats from Republicans, increasing their hold on state top cop offices from 29 to 31, while the GOP picked up one Democratic seat in Wisconsin.
ATTORNEY GENERAL: Brown makes a bit of history (San Francisco Chronicle)
California voters fueled one of the more unusual political comebacks in California history by sending former Gov. Jerry Brown back to Sacramento as attorney general. More than two decades after he was re-elected governor in 1978, Brown again won...
Saddam lawyer seeks break-in probe (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
BAGHDAD, Iraq – 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.
State’s Attorney winner Smith sees positive working relationship with Sheriff-elect Jenkins (Gazette.Net)
After winning the Frederick County state’s attorney race, Republican Charlie Smith said he would continue to work closely with Sheriff-elect Chuck Jenkins, who is a personal friend of Smith’s Democratic challenger.
Dewey still needs to fill town attorney post (The News Journal)
Help wanted: Dewey Beach is still looking for a new town attorney. The position needs filling after Robert V. Witsil, Jr.'s resignation in October, amid questions of why and if he really wanted to resign. Elliott said the town started running classified ads for the town attorney position last week. "We've gotten a lot of phone calls," Elliott said, "but I haven't gotten any résumés yet." Elliott
Man killed to avoid rape: lawyer (CNews)
Killing another man to prevent being raped should not mean jail for a former Canmore resident, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Defence counsel Noel O’Brien said Jerome Durocher should instead be placed on probation after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of Eric Joseph Piche.
Lawyer rejects order to remove veil in court (The Buffalo News)
LONDON (AP) - A Muslim lawyer refused a judge's orders to remove her full-face veil during a hearing, adding fuel to an increasingly contentious debate in Britain over the right of women to wear the veil.
ATTORNEY GENERAL: COAKLEY WEATHERS ATTACKS, WINS EASILY; 1st woman elected to post in state’s history (Patriot Ledger)
BOSTON - Her South Shore credentials largely limited to the high-profile cases she prosecuted miles away in Cambridge, Martha Coakley’s landslide path to attorney general nonetheless included huge margins across this region.
Attorney general recount possible in Van Hollen win (Wisconsin State Journal)
Republican J.B. Van Hollen thanked his supporters, family and God as he basked in his come-from-behind victory in the race for attorney general Wednesday during a press conference at the state Capitol.
Lexington Attorney to Teach UK Equine Law Course (BloodHorse)
(Edited press release) Laura D'Angelo, a leading equine attorney and partner at the Kentucky law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, will be teaching equine law in the 2007 Spring semester at the University of Kentucky College of Law. The two credit course, offered to upper-class law students, is the only one of its kind at UK.
Cox Wins Re-Election As Michigan Attorney General (22WSBT South Bend)
(AP) Republican Attorney General Mike Cox went to bed with a comfortable re-election victory over Democrat Amos Williams.
Attorney general vows to continue work for consumer (The Arizona Republic)
Attorney General Terry Goddard, who is seen as a potential Democratic heir to the Governor's Office in 2010, dodged questions this week about his political future but promised to continue being a consumer watchdog in the next four years.
Attorney General Warns About Disaster-Related Scams (Fox 12 Oregon)
Attorney General Hardy Myers is warning Oregonians to beware of scams resulting from the recent storm. The attorney general's office said that fraudulent telemarketers have been known to call into "disaster areas" just hours after weather or other problems cause damage.
UP lawyer to testify vs Bolante in Chicago (INQ7.net)
LAWYER H. Harry Roque Jr. on Thursday said he will testify at the immigration hearing of former Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante in Chicago Saturday although the United States government lawyer handling the case was against it.
Attorney General Says Fatal Police Shooting Was Justified (WCSH 6 Portland)
Maine's attorney general says a Portland police officer was justified when he fatally shot a 26-year-old man during an altercation last August.
How to find a good lawyer when moving to a new state (Telegraph)
Do I need a new will? Do I need a new lawyer? How do I find the right lawyer for me? These are three of the most frequent questions posed by retired persons who move to a new state. In some cases it may not be an absolute necessity to have a will at all, or to have a lawyer.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Opposes AT&T Subscriber Line Charge (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Mike Cox announced that he has filed comments with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) seeking a hearing on the fairness of AT&T's intrastate subscriber line charge. The monthly charge of $2.78 currently appears as a separate line item on customer bills.
Attorney general says police shooting of man justified (Boston Globe)
A Portland police officer was justified when he fatally shot a 26-year-old man during an altercation last summer that broke out as police investigated suspected drug activity, Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe said Thursday.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Opposes AT&T Subscriber Line Charge (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Mike Cox announced that he has filed comments with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) seeking a hearing on the fairness of AT&T's intrastate subscriber line charge. The monthly charge of $2.78 currently appears as a separate line item on customer bills.
Zana's Lawyer a Favorite in French Elections (Zaman Online)
French Socialist Party (PS) candidate for the presidential elections Segolene Royal was once Leyla Zana’s lawyer and had a close relationship with her.
Attorney arrested in Columbus (WALB News 10)
Columbus -- An Albany attorney has been charged in Columbus with impersonating a police officer.
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox Opposes AT&T Subscriber Line Charge (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Mike Cox announced that he has filed comments with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) seeking a hearing on the fairness of AT&T's intrastate subscriber line charge. The monthly charge of $2.78 currently appears as a separate line item on customer bills.
Vt. Attorney General: Deadly Shooting was Justified (WCAX 3)
The Vermont Attorney General's office concludes its investigation into a deadly police shooting.
Tests show lawyer has hepatitis C, court told (New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: Two blood tests done on a lawyer by the Subang Jaya Medical Centre revealed that he had hepatitis C, the High Court was told yesterday.
Lawyer found dead in Overland, man questioned (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
OVERLAND -- Police are questioning a man about the murder of a 37-year-old lawyer who was found in her home Tuesday – the first homicide in the city in more than a year.
Attorney General Says Fatal Police Shooting Was Justified (WLBZ Bangor)
Maine's attorney general says a Portland police officer was justified when he fatally shot a 26-year-old man during an altercation last August.
Only on 12: Attorney General Says School Board Must Release Purcell Evaluation (WSFA Montgomery)
The Alabama Attorney General has issued an opinion on controversial former Montgomery School Superintendent Carlinda Purcell's job evaluation. It came down shortly before 5 p.m. Monday afternoon, and WSFA 12 news obtained one of the few copies now in public.
WA Attorney-General knew of tapping (The Australian)
WESTERN Australian Attorney-General Jim McGinty has revealed he has known for some time the state's corruption watchdog was tapping disgraced former premier Brian Burke's telephones.
WA Attorney-General knew of tapping (News Interactive)
WESTERN Australian Attorney-General Jim McGinty has revealed he has known for some time the state's corruption watchdog was tapping disgraced former premier Brian Burke's telephones.
Lawyer: Charges Should be Dismissed (WCAX 3)
The lawyer for Brian Rooney wants murder charges tossed out because he says police have prejudiced the case against his client. Rooney is facing aggravated murder charges in the death of UVM student Michelle Gardner Quinn.
Lawyer's hearing postponed (Herald Standard)
A preliminary hearing for a Hopwood lawyer charged with stealing money from two clients was postponed Thursday.
Ditopile’s lawyer reproaches media (IPP Media)
A lawyer for former Tabora regional commissioner Ukiwaona Ditopile Mzuzuri, who is facing charges over the killing of a commuter bus driver, has called upon the media not to convict Ditopile out of court.
Raritan Twp. attorney killed at train station (The Express-Times)
BRIDGEWATER TWP. | A man who died early Thursday after stepping in front of a NJ Transit train at the Bridgewater station was identified as Deputy State Attorney General Paul Kenny.
Raritan Twp. attorney killed at train station (The Express-Times)
BRIDGEWATER TWP. | A man who died early Thursday after stepping in front of a NJ Transit train at the Bridgewater station was identified as Deputy State Attorney General Paul Kenny.
Attorney found murdered in Overland home (KMOV St. Louis)
(KMOV) - A prominent defense attorney is found dead in her home. Amy Kramer, 37, didn't show up for work Tuesday. Her boss became concerned and called police.
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.
U.S. attorney honors Danville police officers (Danville Register Bee)
DANVILLE - Without the vigilance and dedication of Danville Police Lt. Edward Burke and senior investigator Michael Wallace, the three men responsible for the murder-for-hire of Tyree Wimbush would never have been captured and convicted, according to U.S. Attorney John L. Brownlee.
Federal judge issues warrant for lawyer in Las Vegas fraud case (KVBC Las Vegas)
A federal judge has issued a bench warrant Monday for a former Las Vegas lawyer who failed to appear for trial on mail fraud and money laundering charges.
Victim employed as deputy attorney general (Bridgewater Courier News)
BRIDGEWATER -- A state deputy attorney general committed suicide early Thursday by stepping in front of an oncoming train at the Bridgewater train station.
Top lawyer sees need not color (Deseret Morning News)
In the keynote address he is scheduled to deliver today at the second annual Orrin G. Hatch Distinguished Trial Lawyer Lecture Series at the BYU law school, noted Mississippi civil rights lawyer Wilbur Colom doesn't plan to focus on the case that's currently putting him in the national spotlight.