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Bennett Reconfirmed As Hawaii Attorney General (The Hawaii Channel)
The state Senate unanimously confirms Mark Bennett to serve a second four-year term as the Hawaii's attorney general.
Lawyer pleads not guilty for Al Unser Jr. in Nevada DUI case (Northwest Indiana Times)
HENDERSON, Nev. | A lawyer for Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. entered a not guilty plea on Unser's behalf Wednesday to charges including driving under the influence in a January crash on a southern Nevada freeway.
Sugar City appoints a new city attorney (Rexburg Standard Journal)
SUGAR CITY – Joette Lookabaugh has been appointed city attorney for Sugar City. She is also Ashton's city attorney. Lookabaugh came out of retirement last year to do something she's always wanted to do – municipal law.
Lawyer enters not guilty plea for Al Unser Jr. in DUI case (Houston Chronicle)
A lawyer for Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. entered a not guilty plea on Unser's behalf Wednesday to charges including driving under the influence in a January crash.
STOCKDALE CASE: Sollitto was friend to widow, lawyer said (Asbury Park Press)
Ronald Sollitto was a friend who stepped up to the plate by caring for elderly widow Madeleine Stockdale in the last months of her life. For doing so, he's been charged with a crime, said his lawyer, John S. Furlong during summations Wednesday morning at Sollitto's trial. ''It's an outrage!" he said. ''Of all the people in Spring Lake, how did he get to be the villain?" Furlong asked the jury. ...
Lawyer enters not guilty plea for Al Unser Jr. in Nevada DUI case (MSNBC)
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -A lawyer for Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. entered a not guilty plea on Unser's behalf Wednesday to charges including driving under the influence in a January crash.
N.Y. Attorney General seeks reform of student-loan practices (Market Watch)
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told Congress Wednesday that regulation needs to be tightened on the $85 billion per year student-loan industry in the wake of revelations of conflicts uncovered by his office, calling on legislators to enact the recently introduced Student Loan Sunshine Act.
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales got a break from intense public scrutiny over the past couple of weeks. First ... (Texarkana Gazette)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales got a break from intense public scrutiny over the past couple of weeks. First the farce surrounding Don Imus and then the tragedy at Virginia Tech drew the media away.
Attorney Claims Women Mistreated In Kline's Office (The Kansas City Channel)
An attorney fired from the Johnson County District Attorney's office said she was not given a reason for her firing. But she said it may have to do with a complaint she made over how women are treated in the office.
Appeals Court rules against HennCo attorney in judge case (WKBT La Crosse)
ST. PAUL The Hennepin County attorney suffered another setback in his move to remove a judge from the trial of the man accused of killing young Tyesha Edwards.
Attorney: Man who fired at patrol car didn't mean to kill deputy (The Daily Comet)
A man on trial for the sniper slaying of a sheriff's deputy never intended to hurt anyone when he shot randomly at a patrol car with a high-powered rifle after drinking in a bar, his attorney said Wednesday.
Wolfowitz hires Clinton’s former lawyer (Financial Times)
By signing up Bill Clinton’s former lawyer as an adviser, Paul Wolfowitz has made an 11th hour attempt to regain the initiative amid calls for him to resign as World Bank president.
Lawyer pleads not guilty for Al Unser Jr. in Henderson DUI case (KVBC Las Vegas)
A lawyer entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Junior today on charges including driving under the influence in a Las Vegas-area crash.
Lawyer to subpoena children in porn trial (The Pantagraph)
NEW 3:35 p.m. BLOOMINGTON -- The defense lawyer in the child pornography trial of the former manager of a children's museum store said Wednesday he will subpoena the children involved in the case.
RIM options grants probed by U.S. attorney (CNN Money)
BlackBerry maker, already under SEC investigation, says co-CEO to step down from chairman job.
Appeals Court rules against HennCo attorney in judge case (WKBT La Crosse)
ST. PAUL The Hennepin County attorney suffered another setback in his move to remove a judge from the trial of the man accused of killing young Tyesha Edwards.
Lawyer enters not guilty plea for Unser (TSN)
A lawyer for Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. entered a not guilty plea on Unser's behalf Wednesday to charges including driving under the influence in a January crash. Unser, of Henderson, did not appear before Justice of the Peace Stephen George, who set trial for July 11.
City Attorney Wants Voters To Change City Charter (10 News San Diego)
The city attorney said Wednesday he wants San Diego voters to change the city charter to create an elected city auditor position, grant him subpoena powers and give neighborhoods a bill of rights.
Crime Victims Invite Attorney General Troy King to Huntsville (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
It's National Crime Victims Week, and to recognize crime victims, a community of Huntsvillians gathered at the Children's Advocacy Center today to hear Attorney General Troy King speak to them.
U.S. Attorney General in Rochester (13WHAM Rochester)
Rochester, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be in Rochester on Thursday.
Terror Watch: A Fired U.S. Attorney Strikes Back (Newsweek)
The Justice Department called David Iglesias, the U.S. attorney in New Mexico, an 'absentee landlord'—a key reason listed for his firing last December. Just one problem: Iglesias, a captain in the Navy Reserve, was off teaching classes as part of the war on terror. Now Iglesias is striking back, arguing he was improperly dismissed.
City Attorney At Odds With Mayor Over Budget Proposal (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
For a third time in less than a week, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo argued that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposed budget undermines efforts to crack down on gangs.
Lawyer pleads not guilty for Al Unser Jr. in Nevada DUI case (Las Vegas Sun)
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - A lawyer for Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. entered a not guilty plea on Unser's behalf Wednesday to charges including driving under the influence in a January crash on a southern Nevada freeway.
Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Possession (KXAN 36 Austin)
Austin lawyer Douglas Stum pleaded guilty Wednesday to child pornography possession. FBI agents searched Stum's home last summer and found more than a thousand child porn images on his computers, including video of infants being abused.
Lawyer pleads not guilty for Al Unser Jr. in Henderson DUI case (KVBC Las Vegas)
A lawyer entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Junior today on charges including driving under the influence in a Las Vegas-area crash.
Attorney General Targets Financial Services for Poor (Washington Post)
The District's attorney general yesterday proposed legislation to limit high fees charged by financial businesses that cater to low-income customers.
It's no surprise: Attorney general is president's man (USA Today)
It's no surprise: Attorney general is president's man Brooks Keogh - Topeka Let's go easy on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Maybe he is incompetent. Maybe he's corrupt. Maybe he has memory problems (Senators crank up heat on attorney general, News,...
Prosecutor Leading Probe Into Lawyer's Murder Resigns (Law.com)
The federal prosecutor who was leading the investigation into the still-unsolved murder of Washington, D.C., lawyer Robert Wone has hired a personal lawyer and will resign on Friday. The reasons for the departure of Thomas DiBiase are unclear. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia would not talk much about it, but there is plenty of speculation among police, prosecutors and ...
Oil Debate Fuels D.C. Lawyer's Role in Iraq (Law.com)
Iraq's parliament is expected to vote soon on an oil law that tries to balance the interests of warring Sunni, Shiite and Kurd factions as it decides how the country's coveted natural resource will be exploited for years to come. That puts Washington lawyer Ronald Jonkers in a tough spot, as he performs a high-stakes juggling act as legal adviser to the Iraqi government. It would be hard to ...
Anschutz's attorney rests case in Cussler trial (Los Angeles Times)
The legal showdown between media mogul Philip Anschutz and novelist Clive Cussler over the film flop "Sahara" took a dramatic turn Wednesday when Anschutz's lead attorney stunned the courtroom by resting his case.
Bar association gives ex-U.S. Attorney Lam 'prestigious' award (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- Carol Lam, one of eight former U.S. Attorneys across the country whose dismissals have ignited a political firestorm and calls for the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, has been named outstanding attorney of the year by the San Diego County Bar Association, the organization announced Wednesday afternoon.
County Attorney: Drug traffickers targeting EP teenagers (ABC 7 El Paso)
The County Attorney is warning parents that drug dealers are targeting El Paso teenagers more than ever.
Renzi Aide Called U.S. Attorney to Ask About Probe (Washington Post)
The top aide to Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) called the office of Arizona's U.S. attorney about six weeks before the prosecutor was fired, inquiring about a federal probe into the congressman's role in a land deal that benefited a former business partner and political patron.
Lawyer hits terrorists' wallets (Deseret Morning News)
An Israeli lawyer has committed to fighting terrorism by aiming for the pocketbooks of those who fund it.
Attorney buys the Broward Times (Miami Herald)
The Broward Times has a new owner, scope, staff and space after its purchase by attorney Robert Beatty.
Student's lawyer cites 'bad decision' on guns (Rocky Mountain News)
The University of Colorado freshman caught last week with guns in his room was charged Wednesday with possessing deadly weapons on campus, but his lawyer said the student never had mayhem in mind.
Town meeting set with U.S. attorney (Asbury Park Press)
A town hall-style meeting with U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie will be held 7:30 p.m. today at High School North, 63 Tindall Road.
Lawyer asks for payment from civil lawsuit settlement (Mobile Press-Register)
A lawyer who originally represented five plaintiffs in a civil rights lawsuit against a company that provides kidney dialysis has asked a federal judge in Mobile to have his expenses reimbursed out of the settlement that recently ended the dispute.
Cop's lawyer sues to see records (The Record)
PARAMUS -- A lawyer is suing the borough, alleging it failed to comply with New Jersey's open public records law.
Attorney contract remains unsigned (Whittier Daily News)
MONTEBELLO - The contract for City Attorney J. Arnoldo Beltran remains unsigned by the mayor, even though the City Council approved hiring the lawyer in February, officials said Wednesday.
State attorney general asks court not to block execution (The Decatur Daily)
MOBILE (AP) — State Attorney General Troy King asked a federal appeals court Wednesday not to block next week's scheduled execution of Aaron Lee Jones, one of the longest-serving death row inmates in Alabama.
Woman accused of posing as attorney to have sex with inmate (ABC 13 Texas)
A woman pleaded guilty to using a false ID badge to enter a corrections facility while posing as an attorney so she could have sex with an inmate, state prosecutors said.
Attorney general warns of new scam (The Champaign News-Gazette)
SPRINGFIELD – That e-mail claiming you won the Illinois Lottery really is too good to be true, Attorney General Lisa Madigan warned on Monday. Madigan said citizens should be alert for a new scam that uses the state lottery's name without permission and even includes a link to the official Web site.
Woman guilty of posing as lawyer to enter prison (Baltimore Examiner)
Tiffany Weaver is no lawyer.
D.C. Attorney General Seeks Limits On Predatory Lending (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
D.C.'s Attorney general wants tougher laws regulating interest rates on financial business that cater to low-income customers.
Defense attorney to speak at workshop (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
Defense attorney Travis Bryan III will be the keynote speaker Saturday at a workshop for those interested in volunteering with prison ministries.
Woman guilty of posing as lawyer (Baltimore Examiner)
Tiffany Weaver is no lawyer.
Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Possession (KXAN 36 Austin)
Austin lawyer Douglas Stum pleaded guilty Wednesday to child pornography possession. FBI agents searched Stum's home last summer and found more than a thousand child porn images on his computers, including video of infants being abused.
Attorney General office delays decision on Por Pratunam (The Nation)
The Attorney General Office's Department of Economic Crime Litigation on Thursday postponed its decision to May 30 on whether to sue businessman Paijit Thammarojpinit, also known as Por Pratunam, and eight others.
Attorney pact still unsigned (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
MONTEBELLO - The contract for City Attorney J. Arnoldo Beltran remains unsigned by the mayor, even though the City Council approved hiring the lawyer in February, officials said Wednesday.