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Attorney lobbies to oust Meadows (The News Herald)
There are signs that State Attorney Steve Meadows’ race for a second term won’t be a smooth one. Those signs have read “Anyone But Steve,” “Dump Steve” and “Sack Steve Meadows ’08” on a banner that was pulled behind a plane over a recent high school football game.
Senate hearing could get nasty: Skeptical Dems await attorney general nominees (The Davis Enterprise)
Published Aug 28, 2007 - 14:41:02 CDT. WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' replacement - whoever that may be - faces a potentially nasty Senate confirmation and a beleaguered Justice Department badly in need of leadership.
Top auditor in Ohio attorney general's office quits over resume flap (News Journal)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The top fiscal watchdog inside Attorney General Marc Dann's office resigned for failing to indicate on his resume that he was no longer a licensed accountant, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Lawyer says ex-teacher, Benicia resident might be victim in teen sex case (Vallejo Times-Herald)
A 41-year-old Benicia woman charged with having sex with two Redwood High School teenagers might have been the victim of a sexual assault by the boys, the woman's lawyer claims.
Attorney's Lawsuit Challenges Patriot Act (Fox 12 Oregon)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A Portland attorney wrongly implicated in a terrorist bombing in Spain is suing to challenge the Patriot Act, claiming it allows investigators to illegally conduct surveillance on American citizens.
Employee Resigns From Attorney General's Office (WFMJ Youngstown)
Another high-ranking employee inside the Ohio attorney general's office is forced out over background problems. Internal auditor Rick Houze failed to indicate on his resume that he was no longer a licensed accountant.
Ex-Lawyer Charged With Stealing From Estate (Washington Post)
A former Leonardtown lawyer, accused in a lawsuit of mishandling a large estate in 2001, was arrested Wednesday on four theft-related counts and one count of breach of trust as a lawyer, St. Mary's County authorities said.
Patriot Act challenged by Portland attorney wrongly detained (KGW Portland)
A Portland attorney wrongly implicated in a terrorist bombing in Spain is suing to challenge the Patriot Act, claiming it allows investigators to illegally conduct surveillance on American citizens.
Lawyer joins Vancouver school board (The Columbian)
Vancouver lawyer Mark Stoker has been selected to fill the vacant seat on the Vancouver school district board. The board received 10 applications, including Stoker's, and spent about five hours deliberating on the final decision Thursday evening.
Lawyer: Craig will ask court to rescind guilty plea in disorderly conduct case (WKBT La Crosse)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Larry Craig's lawyer says the Idaho Republican will file court documents tomorrow asking to withdraw his guilty plea in a Minneapolis sex sting that seems likely to end his career.
Long-time Sioux City Attorney Dies In Car Crash (KTIV Sioux City)
Two Sioux City residents have died, after crashing into a tree along Interstate 29 late last night. The driver was a well-known Sioux City defense attorney. Police say 66 year old Robert Sikma was traveling northbound when they say he lost control, causing the car to slide sideways onto the shoulder.
Attorney General poised to renew controversial contract (FOX 45 Dayton)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann is poised to renew a state legal contract that he used to pillory predecessor Jim Petro for engaging in pay-to-play politics.
Lawyer slams dhow compensation delays (Gulf Daily News)
A LAWYER has hit out at delays in administrative court proceedings which are holding up the compensation cases of survivors and relatives of victims of the Al Dana dhow disaster.
Attorney: Craig to Rescind Guilty Plea in Sex Sting (Fox News)
GOP Sen. Larry Craig will file court documents on Monday to rescind his guilty plea in an airport sex sting, his attorney said on Sunday.
D.C. attorney known for work on high-profile cases (USA Today)
With high-profile clients competing for his attention, it wasn't a surprise when attorney Billy Martin, 57, surfaced yet again last week as one of the attorneys advising Republican Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho, embroiled in a sex sting that could end his political career.
US case vs recruitment agency not yet over--Filipino lawyer (Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- The employment discrimination cases that have been filed against a New York-based recruitment agency by 26 Filipino health professionals are not yet over, their lawyer told INQUIRER.net Monday.
Chicago attorney serves as keynote speaker at Women's Resource Expo (Daily Vidette)
Friday evening's Women's Resource Expo featured Chicago Attorney Barbara Yong's speech on the topic of pay equity as part of her involvement with the American Association of University Women's (AAUW) research. The event, which was co-sponsored by the University Club at ISU, took place in the faculty staff commons of the Bone Student Center and presented a wide variety of exhibitors.
Denver attorney lashes at CSU, Collegian (Colorado State Collegian)
The attorney father of two members of ousted Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity lashed out at CSU and the Collegian in a letter written Aug. 30 for allegedly practicing what he termed "yellow journalism."
9/11 galvanises one lawyer in fight for rights (Gulf Times)
DETROIT: US lawyer Shereef Akeel was never particularly active in politics or in the bustling Arab and Muslim communities of Detroit prior to the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Deaths an accident says lawyer (Newstalk via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for the man charged with murdering two people when he drove his car through a group in Auckland last year says it was an accident.
Press Law fails to protect public: Lawyer (The Jakarta Post)
The 1999 Press Law enacted a year after the national political reform movement fails to protect the public from the negative impacts of published information, a lawyer said Saturday.
Deaths an accident says lawyer (NZCity)
10 September 2007 The lawyer for the man charged with murdering two people when he drove his car through a group in Auckland last year says it was an accident.
Lawyer wants Erap trial promulgation postponed (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer of a potential new witness in former president Joseph Estrada's plunder trial urged the Sandiganbayan on Monday to postpone Wednesday's reading of the verdict on Estrada's case.
The Denton County District Attorney’s office files no charges against 16-year-old driver involved in a skateboarder’s ... (McKinney Messenger)
The Denton County District Attorney’s office announced earlier this week the 16-year-old driver of the Ford Explorer that ran over and killed skateboarder Kyle Darroca will not face prosecution.
Zimbabwe: Karoi Lawyer Probed (AllAfrica.com)
Prominent Karoi lawyer and member of the Rydings Primary School board of governors, Mr Gerald Mlotshwa, has been questioned by police for allegedly abusing public funds.
McCanns to use Pinochet lawyer (CNN.com)
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann are receiving legal advice from a lawyer who has previously acted for former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet, it has been reported.
Peeler's lawyer urges jury to spare him from the death penalty (WTNH-TV New Haven)
Bridgeport (WTNH, Sept. 10, 2007 Updated 4:30 PM) _ The lawyer for convicted murderer Russell Peeler, Jr., urged a jury in to spare him from the death penalty.
Lawyer sues boy for $1bn (The Herald)
HARARE lawyer Mr Jonathan Samkange, who claims to have been assaulted by one of the alleged victims in an indecent assault case in open court, is now demanding $1 billion from the teenager in damages.
Washington Attorney General Takes Aim at Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking in Radio Campaign (PR Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna today launched a campaign aimed at preventing drunk driving and underage drinking with new 30-second radio public service announcements set to air on stations throughout the state. The spots are timed to coincide with the back-to-school season and will air more than 1,600 times between now and October.
Attorney General Larry Long Takes Aim at Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking in Radio Campaign (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long today launched a campaign aimed at preventing drunk driving and underage drinking with new 30-second radio public service announcements set to air on stations throughout the state.
West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw Takes Aim at Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking in Radio Campaign (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw today launched a campaign aimed at preventing drunk driving and underage drinking with new 30-second radio public service announcements set to air on stations throughout the state.
Zenta Announces a Broad Range of Default Management Support for Both Servicers and Attorney Firms (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
ZENTA today announced a broad range of default management services to support residential mortgage servicers and the attorney firms that provide legal representation to the residential mortgage default industry.
Bush Expected To Name Next Attorney General This Week (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - President Bush could nominate a successor to embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as early as this week, according to a report.
Craig's lawyer works to get guilty plea withdrawn (Detroit Free Press)
Sen. Larry Craig should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting because he was under extreme stress after being hounded by journalists asking questions about his sexuality, his lawyer argues.
Former assistant U.S. attorney dies in crash (WOI-TV Des Moines)
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A former assistant U.S. attorney has died in a traffic accident on Interstate 29 in Sioux City that also killed his passenger.
Lawyer seeks for postponement of Estrada verdict (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- This lawyer won't just back down. Two days before the Sandiganbayan Special Division would hand down its decision on deposed president Joseph Estrada's six-year-old plunder case, lawyer Cirilo Avila has asked for a postponement of the promulgation.
Lawyer: Craig should pull plea (Albuquerque Tribune)
Craig, an Idaho Republican, pleaded guilty in August to disorderly conduct following a sting operation in a men's bathroom at the Minneapolis airport. His lawyer, William Martin, said he will file court documents today trying to undo that decision so Craig can fight the charge.
Plaintiffs' Lawyer Delivers Closing in Detroit Whistleblower Suit (22 WSBT South Bend)
DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer representing two ex-Detroit police officers is urging jurors to find for his clients in their whistleblower lawsuit against the mayor and the city.
Michael Peterson lawyer says improper evidence led to conviction (The Daily Comet)
RALEIGH, N.C. Michael Peterson, a novelist and former Durham mayoral candidate sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife, was unfairly convicted because jurors heard improper evidence and arguments from the state, a defense lawyer argued Monday.
FMB attorney: Leaders can't start town sales tax (The News-Press)
Fort Myers Beach town leaders cannot replace the island's property taxes with a sales tax, the town's attorney will tell them at tonight's meeting.
Michael Peterson lawyer says improper evidence led to conviction (WAVY 10)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A lawyer for Michael Peterson says the novelist was unfairly convicted of killing his wife because jurors heard improper evidence and arguments from the state.
Miss. lawyer, judges sentenced for bribery schemes (Business Insurance)
JACKSON, Miss.—A prominent Mississippi trial lawyer and two state judges have been sentenced to prison for bribery schemes that included fixing a local bank’s bad-faith claim against insurer United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co.
Attorney General's Auditor Resigns Over Resume Flap (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Rick Houze, paid $90,000 a year as an internal auditor, is the third high-ranking employee inside the attorney general's office to be forced out this year over background problems.
Attorney: Marine innocent in abuse of recruits (The Fresno Bee)
A Marine drill instructor and Iraq war veteran charged with 18 counts of abusing recruits at one of the Corps' two training depots is innocent, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney says Marine innocent of abuse (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Marine drill instructor and Iraq war veteran is innocent of the 18 counts of abusing recruits that he is facing in a case of "guilt by association," his attorney insisted Monday.
Attorney says Marine innocent of abuse (The Charlotte Observer)
A Marine drill instructor and Iraq war veteran is innocent of the 18 counts of abusing recruits that he is facing in a case of "guilt by association," his attorney insisted Monday. Sgt. Brian M. Wendel declined to enter a plea at his arraignment hearing at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Wendel, 30, of Columbus, Ohio, was charged with two counts of assault, three of maltreatment and one of ...
Former state attorney pleads in crash case (The Patriot-News)
A former state Corrections Department attorney pleaded guilty this afternoon to alcohol-related charges for a 2006 crash in Lower Allen Twp., which injured three people.
Defense attorney wants experts to examine evidence in murder case (Burlington County Times)
MOUNT HOLLY — The attorney for a Maple Shade woman charged with shooting a man to death in his Cinnaminson home last year will ask experts to examine DNA and ballistic evidence found at the scene.
Attorney implores jury to spare man death penalty (Boston Globe)
A Bridgeport man should be spared the death penalty for ordering the killing of an 8-year-old boy and his mother in 1999, in part because his own children would be devastated if he were put to death, his attorney said Monday.
Lawyer undergoes trial for sexual assaults (Pravda Ru)
A lawyer was found naked with a 14-year-old girl in a city courthouse. He was charged with sexual assault of the teen and five other girls as young as 5.