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Attorney to run for DA (The Daily Item)
LEWISBURG — Local attorney Andrew D. Lyons has announced his candidacy for Union County district attorney.
Lawyer who tricked boy faces rebuke (Boston Herald)
MADISON, Wis. - When a prominent lawyer was defending a businessman on charges of sexually assaulting a boy and possessing child pornography, he used a ruse to obtain the boy's computer to aid his...
N.Y. Attorney General Cuomo sues California student loan company (North County Times)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York Attorney General plans to sue a California student loan provider, claiming the company is making illegal kickbacks to schools in exchange for business, the attorney general said Thursday.
Issa used media in attacking Lam; Leaked report started ball rolling against former San Diego U.S. attorney (North County Times)
NORTH COUNTY -- Documents released this week show that Carol Lam's tenure as U.S. attorney in San Diego began crumbling last spring with a Justice Department memo saying that she should be put on a "very short leash" and fired if that didn't work.
Attorney wants judge, prosecutor out of trial (The Longview News-Journal)
HENDERSON — Attorney R. Daryll Bennett filed motions Thursday with the Rusk County clerk to have both the judge and a special prosecutor appointed in the murder case against Michael Alan Loun disqualified.
Amid ceaseless partisan sniping, U.S. attorney takes his own shots (The Star-Ledger)
For more than five years, U.S. Attorney Chris Christie has tried to ignore the critics who see political motives in every step he takes. The silence ended yesterday.
Ex-county attorney suspected of DUI (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Former Duchesne County Attorney Karen Allen was arrested this week for allegedly driving usnder the influence of prescription drugs after she crashed her car about a mile north of Duchesne city. Allen, 60, drove off the right side of the roadway and crashed into some rocks at the bottom on an embankment. She was not injured. She was booked into the Duchesne County jail, according to Utah ...
City attorney fired, vows suit against city (Seattle Times)
In an abrupt end to Tom Evans' 27 years as attorney for the city of Brier, Mayor Bob Colinas terminated Evans' contract without prior notice...
Judge withdraws from lawyer wiretap case (The Burlington Free Press)
A state judge has stepped down from handling a case in which she allowed police to record phone conversations with a defense lawyer to determine whether she was obstructing an investigation.
Lawyer raises more questions over Corzine gifts (Home News Tribune)
By TOM HESTER Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON — Gov. Jon S. Corzine must detail all gifts to former girlfriend and union boss Carla Katz now that he's amended U.S. Senate disclosure forms, said a lawyer who filed an ethics charge against Corzine in 2005.
U.S. attorney to meet with N.J. Assembly committee (Asbury Park Press)
U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie, who has served a string of subpoenas to state lawmakers and Gov. Corzine's office while looking into controversial budget grants, will testify April 12 before the Assembly Budget Committee.
Corzine must declare all gifts, lawyer argues (Asbury Park Press)
Gov. Corzine must detail all gifts to former girlfriend and union boss Carla Katz now that he's amended U.S. Senate disclosure forms, said a lawyer who filed an ethics charge against Corzine in 2005.
School board resists paying attorney (Birmingham News)
The Bessemer School board has asked a judge to delay an order to pay its former attorney unpaid fees. The school board fired attorney Joe Tucker in 2004 and he sued the board for $36,111 in unpaid fees and $13,636 for packing documents the board requested of him.
Chancellor has personal lawyer in federal probe (Birmingham News)
MONTGOMERY - Renee Culverhouse, the Gadsden State Community College president named last month as interim chancellor of Alabama's two-year colleges, said Thursday she has hired a lawyer to defend her personally in the ongoing federal criminal investigation of the system.
E-mails reveal timeline to oust U.S. attorney (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
WASHINGTON – Two months before Bud Cummins was fired as U.S. attorney in Little Rock, a protégé of presidential adviser Karl Rove was maneuvering with the Justice Department to take his place.
Kenney's lawyer wants sitting judge disqualified (The Monterey County Herald)
The defense attorney for a Carmel Valley man accused of killing a local lawyer and his wife filed papers Thursday calling for the disqualification of Judge Stephen Sillman and said he intended to file the challenge against any Monterey County judge assigned to the case.
Little wants attorney penalized (Asbury Park Press)
Freeholder Anna C. Little said Thursday night she will seek administrative action against Malcolm V. Carton, formally charging the man who has been the Monmouth County government attorney for 22 years with insubordination. Also at Thursday night's meeting here, audience members seeking more information about what happened at an earlier closed-door meeting on the Little-Carton dispute were ...
U.S. attorney was fired to make room for Rove protege / New documents show officials prepared for Bush approval before ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
Two months before Bud Cummins was fired as U.S. attorney in Little Rock, a protege of presidential adviser Karl Rove was maneuvering with the Justice Department to take his place. Last April, Tim Griffin, a Rove aide and longtime GOP operative, sent...
Lawyer drops challenge to petitions (phillyburbs.com)
The lawyer questioned whether Diane Gibbons obtained enough signatures to cross file.
Lawyer wants former Oregon prison food purchasing manager reinstated to old job (The World)
SALEM - The lawyer representing former Oregon prison food purchasing manager Fred Monem said his client should get his job back because his firing was based on “hearsay” information.
Lawyer barred (The Grand Rapids Press)
MUNISING -- A man accused of pushing his wife to her death at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore must get a new lawyer, a judge has ruled.
Seattle attorney spearheading pet food class-action lawsuit (KING 5 Seattle)
A Seattle attorney is representing one of two class-action suits filing in the nation that links tainted pet food to the deaths of at least 16 animals.
Lawyer wants ex-prison food purchasing manager to get job back (NewsSource 16 Eugene)
The lawyer representing former Oregon prison food purchasing manager Fred Monem says his client should get his job back because his firing was based on "hearsay" information.
City Attorney Gets Search Warrant After FAA Complains Of Hazardous Building (10 News San Diego)
The City Attorney's Office has obtained a search warrant for the firm that is building a tower that the FAA says is hazardous to planes landing at Montgomery Field.
New defense attorney ordered in murder case (22 WSBT South Bend)
(AP) A McBain man accused of pushing his wife to her death at Pictured Rocks will have to get a new lawyer. Jason Elmore was removed Wednesday as Thomas Richardson’s defense attorney. Richardson is charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of his wife, Juanita, last June.
Vancouver attorney sworn in as magistrate (The Columbian)
Vancouver attorney David Christel has been sworn in to replace retiring U.S. District Magistrate Judge Gilbert H. Kleweno. Christel will take office Saturday.
Judge steps aside in lawyer sting case (Boston Globe)
A Vermont District Court judge has withdrawn from a case in which she approved a search warrant so police could tape a telephone conversation with a lawyer they suspected of obstructing justice.
SBOE members weigh Culverhouse's hiring of defense lawyer (FOX 10 Mobile)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Some state school board members are questioning interim chancellor Renee Culverhouse's hiring of a personal defense lawyer in the ongoing...
Judge steps aside in lawyer sting case (WCAX 3)
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- A Vermont District Court judge has withdrawn from a case in which she approved a search warrant so police could tape a telephone conversation with a lawyer they...
Lawyer wants client to get job back (Argus Observer)
Thursday, March 22, 2007 1:03 PM PDT SALEM (AP) — The lawyer representing former Oregon prison food purchasing manager Fred Monem said his client should get his job back because his firing was based on ‘‘hearsay’’ information.
Natchez attorney attends conference (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — City Attorney Everett Sanders was in Washington, D.C., last weekend. Sanders was at the Democratic National Committee conference as a representative for the state.
Lawyer Peel is convicted of fraud, porn (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Jurors decided today that former trial lawyer Gary Peel was guilty of all four charges that he was facing in federal court here.
Attorney General Gonzales defends firing of Seattle U.S. attorney (Seattle Times)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said today it is "irresponsible and reckless" to suggest that the Justice Department improperly fired Seattle federal prosecutor John McKay and seven other U.S. attorneys.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Attorney General Gonzales defends firing of Seattle U.S. attorney (The Columbian)
SEATTLE (AP) -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Friday it is "irresponsible and reckless" to suggest that the Justice Department improperly fired Seattle federal prosecutor John McKay and seven other U.S. attorneys.
NY Attorney General to sue student loan provider in California (WIS News 10 Columbia)
New York's Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, says his office plans to sue a student loan provider out of California.
Soares late renewing attorney registration (WNYT Albany)
Albany County's district attorney has allowed his attorney registration to lapse. A published report says under the law David Soares has not properly practiced law or functioned as district attorney since last October.
Breaux says he'll run if Attorney General says he can (WWL-TV New Orleans)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former U.S. Sen. John Breaux said Friday he will run for Louisiana governor if the state attorney general determines he meets the legal requirements to enter the race.
Attorney general sues two businesses over Do Not Call list (WTHR Indianapolis)
Indianapolis - Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter has filed lawsuits against two central Indiana businesses for failure to comply with the state's Do Not Call law. The businesses are Reeves Construction in Marion County and TNT Carpet and Upholstery in Hendricks County.
U.S. attorney to step up child-porn prosecutions (Courier-Post)
GLASSBORO - U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie has pledged to step up prosecutions of child pornographers and their customers.
State Attorney Calls Miami Police Officer 'Serial Rapist' (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
A suspended Miami police officer is believed to be a serial rapist, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Friday.
Attorney regrets defendant's answer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A man charged in the slaying of a teenager romantically linked to his student-teacher wife said something he shouldn't have during a nationally televised interview, his attorney said.
Fired NorCal U.S. attorney maintains silence despite dismissal (The Fresno Bee)
Even as he was being fired, former Northern California U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan assured his Justice Department bosses he was a "company man" who wouldn't go public with complaints about his very public sacking.
Attorney questions destruction of files in priest sex case (Boston Globe)
An attorney representing four men who say they were sexually abused as boys decades ago by a former state police and fire chaplain said Friday that state police may have prematurely destroyed documents from a criminal investigation into the abuse claims.
Documents show Gonzales OK'd attorney firings (CNN.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales approved plans to fire several U.S. attorneys in a November meeting, according to documents released Friday that contradict earlier claims that he was not closely involved in the dismissals.
Gonzales attended meeting on attorney firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez attended a meeting last November that discussed the imminent carrying out of a plan to fire federal prosecutors, the Justice Department said in documents released on Friday.
Documents: Gonzales OK'd U.S. Attorney Firings (NBC 5 Chicago)
Newly released documents contradict Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' claims that he was not closely involved in the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.
Documents: Gonzales OK'd U.S. Attorney Firings (Local 6 Orlando)
Newly released documents contradict Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' claims that he was not closely involved in the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.
Gonzales attended meeting on U.S. attorney firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales attended a meeting last November that discussed the imminent enacting of a plan to fire U.S. federal prosecutors, the Justice Department said in documents released on Friday.
Attorney: Silence not golden (Valley Independent)
An attorney for the state newspaper association said silence did not constitute votes in Washington Township.