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American Samoa Attorney General dies (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa American Samoa Attorney General Sialega Togafau, who has been recieving cancer treatments in Honolulu, died yesterday. That's according to Governor Togiola Tulafono.
American Samoa attorney general dies (Honolulu Advertiser)
American Samoa Attorney General Sialega Togafau, who has been receiving cancer treatments in Honolulu, died Friday, Gov. Togiola T.A. Tulafono said. He was in his early 60s.
N.M. GOP Official Sought Attorney Ouster (The San Francisco Examiner)
(AP Photo/Dennis Cook) Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, march 6, 2007, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on politicization in the hiring and firing of U.S. attorneys.
Edmund Tijerina: Lawyer's expertise extends to renowned South American poet (San Antonio Express-News)
When you think of lawyers, poetry usually isn't the first word that comes to mind.
County attorney: Council members didn't violate Sunshine Law (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HILO,Hawaii A five-page report by Hawaii County's top attorney finds three Hawaii County Council members did not violate the state's Sunshine Law.
N.M. GOP official sought attorney ouster (AP via Yahoo! News)
The chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party was quoted Saturday as saying he urged presidential adviser Karl Rove and one of his assistants to fire the state's U.S. attorney. He said later, however, the decision had already been made by the time he talked to Rove.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Lincoln police work still under review following criticism from state's attorney (Herald & Review)
LINCOLN - Lincoln police have been making serious mistakes on cases ranging from sexual abuse to attempted murder that put the city at legal risk, Logan County State's Attorney Tim Huyett said.
N.M. GOP official sought attorney ouster (AP via Yahoo! News)
The chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party was quoted Saturday as saying he urged presidential adviser Karl Rove and one of his assistants to fire the state's U.S. attorney. He said later, however, the decision had already been made by the time he talked to Rove.
N.M. GOP official sought attorney ouster (USA Today)
The chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party was quoted Saturday as saying he urged presidential adviser Karl Rove and one of his assistants to fire the state's U.S. attorney. He said later, however, the decision had already been made by the time he talked to Rove.
Area lawyer's terrorism client goes to Supreme Court (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Walid Mohammad Haj Mohammad Ali of Sudan has never met Thomas Durkin.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Attorney General says Open Meeting Commission helps keep government officials accountable. (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE — The state’s Open Meetings Commission has helped encourage state and local government officials to comply with South Dakota’s law on open meetings, Attorney General Larry Long said.
Lawyer seeks to ban pay-to-play town by Glouco town (Courier-Post)
A local lawyer has a mission to enlighten the political system in Gloucester County by creating a grass-roots group intended to eliminate pay-to-play practices in New Jersey, one town at a time.
Ex-U.S. Attorney's Failings Documented (Washington Post)
As U.S. attorney for Maryland, it was Thomas M. DiBiagio's wish that he be remembered as a prosecutor who, in the pursuit of justice, was fearless and beholden to none.
N.M. GOP chief asked Rove to fire U.S. attorney (The News & Observer)
Presidential adviser Karl Rove and at least one other member of the White House political team were urged by the New Mexico Republican Party chairman to fire the state's U.S. attorney because of dissatisfaction with his job performance.
Students' attorney tied to racist groups (Dallas Morning News)
An attorney for two teens who are demanding that Burleson High School drop its ban on their Confederate flag purses has a professional and personal background intertwined with some of the nation's most notorious white supremacist groups.
Lawyer's job is to keep public data accessible (Belleville News-Democrat)
In December 2004, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan appointed a lawyer named Terry Mutchler to serve in the newly created position of public access counselor.
Lawyer fought 'basic human unfairness' (The Oregonian)
Keith Burns, a former legislator and longtime advocate for civil rights and progressive politics in Oregon, has died at age 80. Burns, who also was an attorney, president of the Oregon State Bar and chief of staff for Gov. Bob Straub, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, of Alzheimer's disease.
Report: Rove was urged to oust attorney (MSNBC)
The chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party was quoted Saturday as saying he urged presidential adviser Karl Rove and one of his assistants to fire the state’s U.S. attorney.
Militia Commander Fires Lawyer (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- A Black Oak man can fire his lawyer, but will have to take whatever defense attorney the court appoints, a federal judge ruled Friday.
N.M. GOP official sought attorney ouster (AP via Yahoo! News)
The chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party was quoted Saturday as saying he urged presidential adviser Karl Rove and one of his assistants to fire the state's U.S. attorney. He said later, however, the decision had already been made by the time he talked to Rove.
Gonzales under fire, even from own party / News of FBI abuses caps tough week for attorney general (San Francisco Chronicle)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met privately with top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week to offer an olive branch, but he did not seem too happy about it. Gonzales had agreed to let Congress limit his powers and interview Justice...
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
GOPer Urged White House To Fire Attorney (CBS News)
The chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party was quoted Saturday as saying he urged presidential adviser Karl Rove and one of his assistants to fire the state's U.S. attorney, David Iglesias.
Rove was urged to fire U.S. attorney in N.M. (Baltimore Sun)
State's Republican chairman says he made request in 2005 Presidential adviser Karl Rove and at least one other member of the White House political team were urged by the New Mexico Republican Party chairman to fire the state's U.S. attorney because of dissatisfaction in part with his failure to indict Democrats in a voter fraud investigation in the battleground election state.
Sialega Togafau, twice Samoa attorney general (Honolulu Advertiser)
American Samoa Attorney General Sialega Togafau, who had been receiving cancer treatments in Honolulu, died Friday, Gov. Togiola T.A. Tulafono said. He was in his early 60s.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
County attorney: Council members didn't violate Sunshine Law (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HILO,Hawaii A five-page report by Hawaii County's top attorney finds three Hawaii County Council members did not violate the state's Sunshine Law.
American Samoa Attorney General dies (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa American Samoa Attorney General Sialega Togafau, who has been recieving cancer treatments in Honolulu, died yesterday. That's according to Governor Togiola Tulafono.
Seacoast doctor becomes inmate lawyer (Portsmouth Herald)
A former Barrington doctor serving state prison time as a sex offender testified by speaker phone Thursday at a public hearing for a bill he largely drafted.
Schumer Calls for Attorney General Gonzales to Resign (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
March 11 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic Senator Charles Schumer said Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign because the Justice Department has become too ``political.''
Attorney general should resign, senator says (Houston Chronicle)
The Senate's No. 3 Democrat said today that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign because he is putting politics above the law.
Leading Democrats call for ouster of US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Congressional Democrats called Sunday for the firing of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, on the heels of revelations that the FBI had abused its power to get Americans' personal information and other problems that have emerged or worsened on Gonzales's watch.
County attorney: Council members didn't violate Sunshine Law (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HILO,Hawaii A five-page report by Hawaii County's top attorney finds three Hawaii County Council members did not violate the state's Sunshine Law.
American Samoa Attorney General dies (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa American Samoa Attorney General Sialega Togafau, who has been recieving cancer treatments in Honolulu, died yesterday. That's according to Governor Togiola Tulafono.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Tuscaloosa lawyer known for activism Al Vreeland dies at 78 (The Daily Comet)
Al Vreeland, a retired Tuscaloosa lawyer known for compassion and activism, has died. He was 78. Vreeland was known in Tuscaloosa for promoting better legal representation for the underprivileged. Al Vreeland II said his father died Tuesday, two months after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Tuscaloosa lawyer known for activism Al Vreeland dies at 78 (FOX 10 Mobile)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. Al Vreeland, a retired Tuscaloosa lawyer known for compassion and activism, has died. He was 78. Vreeland was known in Tuscaloosa for promoting...
Dear Abby: Lawyer can help with bully husband (Florida Today)
Abigail Van Buren answers questions and gives advice to readers.
Her lawyer says it was a Murder-suicide plan that she didn’t finish (The Sentinel)
When Rochelle Laudenslager brought her father’s “souvenir” gun back to her mother’s house Dec. 27, 2006, she said she was going to kill herself with it, her mother testified at Laudenslager’s preliminary hearing Wednesday.
Council mum on attorney’s ouster (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City’s attorney Arnold Polanco won’t be working for the city anymore, but most people aren’t sure why. The city council voted 4-3 to hire another law firm, Gregg & Gregg, after Polanco addressed the council asking to keep his job or have a reason for his dismissal.
Attorney: Jones bracing for possible suspension (Nashville City Paper)
The lead attorney for Adam “Pacman” Jones says his client is bracing for a possible suspension by the NFL.
Attorney general in cross hairs (Deseret Morning News)
A leading Senate Democrat demanded Sunday that Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales step down, saying that he had politicized his office at the expense of the nation's laws.
Attorney: Jones bracing for possible suspension (Nashville City Paper)
The lead attorney for Adam “Pacman” Jones says his client is bracing for a possible suspension by the NFL.
Attorney general should step down, senator says (Sun-Sentinel)
WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales has so politicized the Justice Department that he should step down for the sake of the nation, the Senate's third-ranking Democrat said Sunday.
Militia Commander Fires Lawyer (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- A Black Oak man can fire his lawyer, but will have to take whatever defense attorney the court appoints, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Schumer calls on attorney general to resign (The Record)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's No. 3 Democrat said Sunday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign because he is putting politics above the law.
Two Democrats call on Gonzales to quit as attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Schumer, Biden allege abuses of power The Senate's No. 3 Democrat said yesterday that Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales should resign because he is putting politics above the law. Sen. Charles E. Schumer noted the FBI's illegal snooping into people's private lives and the Justice Department's firing of federal prosecutors.