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Cuomo Sworn In As New Attorney General; Hevesi Lays Low (NY1 News)
Former Federal Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo was sworn in as state attorney general yesterday, bringing a name synonymous with New York politics back to Albany.
Lawyer raps officials over US Marine's transfer (Sun Star)
MANILA -- Philippine officials defended their decision Tuesday to transfer a US Marine convicted of rape from a local jail to the American Embassy, as a lawyer for the victim filed a complaint of contempt against them.
Hatch will stay on in attorney general's office (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Outgoing Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch will stay on in the attorney general's office, likely working on complex litigation issues under his onetime protege Lori Swanson. Hatch, who lost his bid for the governor's office in November, made the announcement official while introducing Swanson in a swearing-in ceremony today. He said he had weighed a number of offers from private law firms and ...
Saddam lawyer calls for UN inquiry into execution (Channel NewsAsia)
PARIS : A French lawyer for Saddam Hussein on Tuesday urged the United Nations to open an inquiry into the circumstances of the Iraqi strongman's execution, according to a letter obtained by AFP.
Delhi court holds lawyer guilty of contempt (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) A lawyer here has been held guilty of contempt for seeking money from a Canadian national charged with drug trafficking in return for getting him bail.
HC fines lawyer for 'undermining judicial process' (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
A DELHI lawyer's demand for Rs 30 lakh to get bail for a foreign drug trafficker by "speaking" to the judge has landed him in trouble. The High Court today found advocate Rajiv Dawar guilty of criminal contempt for "undermining the judicial process" of the country. "The lawyer virtually told the accused, and that too a foreign national, that in the Indian judicial system, money can procure ...
Utah County gains new commissioner, attorney (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 11:34 AM- PROVO - New County Attorney Jeff Buhman and new Commissioner Gary Anderson headlined the list of Utah County officials sworn in Tuesday. Buhman and Anderson beat out two longtime incumbents - former County Attorney Kay Bryson and Commissioner Jerry Grover - to take over two of the county's most visible posts.
New Md. attorney general was prosecutor in Washington-area sniper case (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. A Maryland attorney best known for prosecuting the Washington-area snipers was sworn in today as Maryland's first new attorney general in 20...
Swanson sworn in as attorney general (Minnesota Public Radio)
Lori Swanson took her oath as Minnesota's attorney general along with the state's other constitutional officers at the Fitzgerald Theater Tuesday. But Swanson also spoke at a separate swearing-in a ceremony at the Capitol earlier in the day.
Gansler sworn in as attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Montgomery Co. prosecutor replaces Curran, who had held post since 1987 A state's attorney best known for prosecuting the Washington-area snipers was sworn in today as Maryland's first new attorney general in 20 years.
Myriam Bedard's U.S. lawyer keeps pushing for her release from Maryland jail (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL (CP) - Canadian and U.S. officials have reached an agreement to return former Olympian Myriam Bedard to Canada to face a charge of parental child abduction, says her U.S. lawyer.
Sniper Prosecutor Becomes Maryland's New Attorney General (Fox News)
Maryland gets its first new attorney general in 20 years with swearing-in of Douglas Gansler, best known for prosecuting Washington-area snipers.
Assistant state attorney arrested on DUI charges (7 News Miami)
MIAMI -- Authorities arrested Miami-Dade assistant state attorney George Cholakis on DUI charges after serious injuries resulted from a late night car accident on New Year's Eve.
Sniper Prosecutor Sworn in as Md. Attorney General (Washington Post)
A state's attorney best known for prosecuting the Washington-area snipers was sworn in Tuesday as Maryland's first new attorney general in 20 years.
Gansler Sworn in as Md. Attorney General (Washington Post)
A state's attorney best known for prosecuting the Washington-area snipers was sworn in Tuesday as Maryland's first new attorney general in 20 years.
Attorney General announces consumer refund by Sony BMG (News Democrat & Leader)
Attorney General Greg Stumbo has announced that SONY BMG Music Entertainment has agreed to pay the Commonwealth of Kentucky and 39 additional states the sum of $4.25 million to resolve the States' investigation into problems that arose when SONY BMG placed anti-copying software on music CDs.
Accused teacher still doesn't have a lawyer (DurhamRegion.com)
OSHAWA -- A Durham teacher facing dozens of charges of sexually assaulting children and making child pornography still has not retained a lawyer, a justice of the peace was told Tuesday.
Gansler sworn in as state attorney general (Kristen Wyatt / ASSOCIATED PRESS) (The Washington Times)
A state's attorney best known for prosecuting the Washington-area snipers was sworn in today as Maryland's first new attorney general in 20 years. 4:08 p.m.
Gansler sworn in as state attorney general (Kristen Wyatt / ASSOCIATED PRESS) (The Washington Times)
A state's attorney best known for prosecuting the Washington-area snipers was sworn in today as Maryland's first new attorney general in 20 years. 4:08 p.m.
New Co. Attorney Butts Heads With Commission (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
In her first day on the job, new St. Louis County Attorney Melanie Ford is stepping into an uncomfortable dispute with county commissioners who cut her pay and her office budget. More Political News
New Co. Attorney Butts Heads With Commission (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
In her first day on the job, new St. Louis County Attorney Melanie Ford is stepping into an uncomfortable dispute with county commissioners who cut her pay and her office budget. More Political News
Judge, attorney file for state Supreme Court opening (WBAY Green Bay)
MADISON, Wis. A conservative Washington County judge and a long-time Democratic Madison attorney will face each other in the April third election for the state...
U.S. assistant attorney in Greeneville retiring after 29 years (WATE 6 Knoxville)
After almost 30 years as a federal prosecutor in East Tennessee, Assistant U.S. Attorney Guy W. Blackwell, Jr. will retire Wednesday.
Deal reached, Bedard lawyer says (Hamilton Spectator)
MONTREAL -- Canadian and U.S. officials have reached an agreement to return former Olympian Myriam Bedard to Canada to face a charge of parental child abduction, her U.S. lawyer says.
Delhi court holds lawyer guilty of contempt (New Kerala)
New Delhi, Jan 2: A lawyer here has been held guilty of contempt for seeking money from a Canadian national charged with drug trafficking in return for getting him bail.
Gansler sworn in as attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Montgomery Co. prosecutor replaces Curran, who had held post since 1987 A state's attorney best known for prosecuting the Washington-area snipers was sworn in today as Maryland's first new attorney general in 20 years.
Hatch to work under new attorney general (5 Eyewitness News)
(AP)--Lori Swanson took her oath at a Tuesday morning ceremony that featured speeches by outgoing Attorney General Mike Hatch and former Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz.
Attorney General Says State Measures Address School Funding Adequacy (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Conducting a comprehensive school finance study and adding nearly 200 million in academic and facilities aid this year fulfilled the state's commitment to adequately funding public schools, the attorney general's office said in state Supreme Court filings Tuesday.
Taft appoints West Chester attorney judge for Area II (The Hamilton Journal News)
HAMILTON — Experience at nearly every level of the criminal justice system won a West Chester Twp. attorney and acting judge the governor's appointment Tuesday to a seat on an area court.
Toss HomeGold case, lawyer says (The State)
The lawyer representing Ronald J. Sheppard, former chief executive of failed sub-prime mortgage lender HomeGold Financial Inc., has asked a judge to throw out his pending securities fraud case.
Gansler sworn in as state attorney general (The Daily Record)
As family, friends and colleagues looked on, Douglas F. Gansler was sworn in by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. yesterday as the state’s newest attorney general.
Suspension Recommended for Attorney for Allegedly Inflating Resume (Law.com)
The D.C. Bar's Board on Professional Responsibility recommended a 30-day suspension for attorney Gregory Hawn on Dec. 5 for allegedly padding his résumé.
County needs attorney to counter County Attorney (Mesabi Daily News)
DULUTH — St. Louis County Administrator Dana Frey will be looking for an attorney to represent the County Board in a lawsuit brought by new County Attorney Melanie Ford.
Supervisors disagree on county attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — The re-elections and re-appointments for the Adams County Supervisors were anything but routine at Tuesday’s meeting. While Darryl Grennell was re-elected as president and Sammy Cauthen was elected vice president, the subject of board attorney was stickier.
Riverside County gets new district attorney (North County Times)
RIVERSIDE -- For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, Riverside County has a new district attorney.
Ohio's New Attorney General Faces Workers' Comp Court Decision (Insurance Journal)
Ohio's new attorney general made criticism of the scandal-ridden state insurance fund for injured workers a hallmark of his campaign. Taking office next month, Democrat Marc Dann must now decide
Attorney general Gansler sworn in (Kristen Wyatt / ASSOCIATED PRESS) (The Washington Times)
ANNAPOLIS -- A state's attorney best known for prosecuting the Washington-area snipers was sworn in yesterday as Maryland's first new attorney general in 20 years.
Lawyer calls for UN probe into hanging (Gulf Times)
PARIS: A French lawyer for Saddam Hussain yesterday urged the UN to open an inquiry into the circumstances of the Iraqi strongman’s execution, according to a letter obtained by AFP.
Suspension Recommended for Attorney for Allegedly Inflating Resume (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The D.C. Bar's Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended a 30-day suspension for attorney Gregory Hawn for allegedly padding his resume. In April, Legal Times reported that the D.C.
Portnoy lawyer not giving up Expects to meet with officials in next two weeks (The Telegram Online)
The lawyer for the Portnoys hopes a meeting with Immigration authorities will lead to the family staying in Canada.
Slain lawyer's widow says family 'devastated' (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – The widow of slain Clayton lawyer Ernie Brasier says there was no warning or any signs that her husband had any enemies. Pat Brasier says the family is "shocked and devastated" by the murder of Brasier, who was gunned down at his office Dec. 19. There are no suspects.
Construction lawyer misses court work and client contact (Legal Week)
What would you do in this situation? I am a five-years-qualified construction lawyer with a major national firm and have been becoming more and more dissillusioned and unhappy.
Attorney sues McKinney over probate office policy (Montgomery Advertiser)
Montgomery County Probate Judge Reese McKinney wants a County Commission attorney and members of his law firm to get his written permission before using his office or speaking with his staff.
Judge is biased, state's attorney says (Chicago Sun-Times)
Contending a DuPage County judge is biased against prosecutors, State's Attorney Joseph Birkett admitted Tuesday he is steering many felony cases away from the veteran jurist.
Watada lawyer: Army tr ying to stifle his defense (The Olympian)
HONOLULU - The lawyer for an Army officer from Honolulu who refused to deploy to Iraq said military prosecutors don't want 1st Lt. Ehren Watada to have the chance to defend himself by arguing that the war in Iraq is illegal.
Jessamy starts fourth term as city state's attorney (Baltimore Sun)
Patricia C. Jessamy was sworn in yesterday morning as Baltimore's top prosecutor, a position the 58-year-old Mississippi native has held since being appointed to the job in 1995. In November, Jessamy, a Democrat, was easily re-elected to her fourth term as Baltimore state's attorney.
Dann fills two spots on attorney general's staff (The Columbus Dispatch)
Ohio Attorney General-elect Marc Dann yesterday tapped two men with ties to his native Mahoning Valley as leaders of his office.
LA Mayor to meet with US Attorney General to discuss gang violence (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is set to meet with U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez in Washington today to discuss ways to fight gang violence.
Media lawyer gets death threats (The Daily Tribune)
Harry Roque, an activist lawyer who acts as counsel to the members of the press who have been slapped with libel suits by First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, as well as being one of the lawyers of the Filipino rape victim, known as “Nicole,” has been receiving several death threats, all in one day.
Mayor To Meet With U.S. Attorney General (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is set to meet with U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez in Washington D.C. to discuss ways to fight gang violence.