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Bush continues to laud attorney general nominee (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - November 3, 2007 3:33 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush continues to push his choice for attorney general, using his weekly radio address to describe Michael Mukasey...
Mountain Home Lawyer Fires 'Toy' Gun In Sheriff's Office (KTHV Little Rock)
A Mountain Home lawyer quickly discovered that the small gun someone handed him yesterday inside of the Baxter County Sheriff's Office was not a laser pointer.
Bush lauds attorney general nominee (AP via Yahoo! News)
After two Democratic senators agreed to back his attorney general designate, President Bush on Saturday worked to seal the confirmation of Michael Mukasey.
Stainton seeks county attorney job (Wise County Messenger)
The race for county attorney will be a contested one following an announcement this week by Decatur attorney James Stainton.
Lawyer says Bedol in Maguindanao (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The lawyer of fugitive former election supervisor Lintang Bedol maintained Saturday that his client is still in Maguindanao after authorities failed to serve the arrest warrant in his home in Cotabato City on Wednesday.
ACLU lawyer arrested at day laborer protest site (KVOA Tucson)
Associated Press - November 3, 2007 5:24 PM ET PHOENIX (AP) - The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer for trespassing at a Phoenix...
Mountain Home Lawyer Shoots 'Toy' Gun in Sheriff's Office (KATV Little Rock)
Mountain Home (AP) - A Mountain Home lawyer quickly discovered that the small gun someone handed him Friday inside of the Baxter County Sheriff's Office was not a laser pointer.
Mountain Home Lawyer Fires 'Toy' Gun In Sheriff's Office (The Morning News)
MOUNTAIN HOME -- A Mountain Home lawyer quickly discovered Friday that the small gun someone handed him inside of the Baxter County Sheriff's Office was not a laser pointer.
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: State Farm sues Miss. attorney general over criminal probe (The Journal-Standard)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State Farm Insurance Cos. is suing Mississippi's attorney general for allegedly violating an agreement to end a criminal investigation of the insurer's handling of claims on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, according to court papers unsealed Friday.
Cherry blasts lawyer's criticism of Koivu (CBC)
Don Cherry blasted Quebec lawyer Guy Bertrand on Saturday over his criticism of Montreal Canadiens forward Saku Koivu for not introducing his teammates in both French and English.
Attorney will discuss law, justice during visit to SIUC (The Southern Illinoisan)
CARBONDALE - When Alabama attorney Morris Dees visits Carbondale this week, he's not going to speak about hate groups who torment minorities and the poor.
State Farm Suing MS Attorney General (WLBT 3 Jackson)
"State Farm is going to have to live up to their agreement to the policy holders. They're going to have to live up to their agreement with the State of Mississippi and it's unfortunate that you have to force a company to do the right thing," says Jim Hood, MS Attorney General.
Rincon attorney speaks at Historic Preservation Commission Training (Savannah Morning News)
Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos recently returned from a speaking engagement with the Center for Community Design and Preservation at the University of Georgia and the Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions for their fall 2007 Historic Preservation Commission Training held in Elberton.
State's Attorney Ferguson announces bid for re-election (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
CHARLESTON — Coles County State’s Attorney Steve Ferguson announced Friday that he plans to seek election to his fifth term in the office.
Why would a divorce attorney get married? (Pioneer Press)
R. Leigh Frost is a divorce attorney; she decided to get married anyway.
Mountain Home Lawyer Fires 'Toy' Gun In Sheriff's Office (The Morning News)
MOUNTAIN HOME -- A Mountain Home lawyer quickly discovered Friday that the small gun someone handed him inside of the Baxter County Sheriff's Office was not a laser pointer.
Oxford lawyer Scruggs funds ad against GOP insurance commissioner hopeful (The Clarion-Ledger)
Oxford lawyer Dickie Scruggs is funding a new attack ad on Republican insurance commissioner hopeful Mike Chaney.
SC endorsement to new PCO not needed, says Pak Attorney General (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Islamabad, Nov.4 (ANI): Pakistan's Attorney General Malik Muhammad Qayyum said on Sunday that the Suprmem Court endorsement to the new PCO was not needed. Qayyum also told Geo News that the Supreme Court may give any decision about the emergency if the move is challenged in the court. All the institutions including assemblies are in place and only the fundamental rights have been suspended, ...
Assistant State Attorney Bill Altfield's name was incorrect on Page... (Miami Herald)
Assistant State Attorney Bill Altfield's name was incorrect on Page 5B of Wednesday's Metro & State section in a story about a woman testifying in court against a police officer she says molested her.
Carnright for Ulster County district attorney (Kingston Daily Freeman)
ULSTER COUNTY residents have the unusual opportunity to choose among three well-qualified and thoughtful candidates to succeed Donald Williams as district attorney.
Bush lauds attorney general nominee (AP via Yahoo! News)
After two Democratic senators agreed to back his attorney general designate, President Bush on Saturday worked to seal the confirmation of Michael Mukasey.
Some tips on finding a lawyer for estate planning (Norwalk Advocate)
Before you begin your search for an estate planning lawyer, consider this: Some lawyers' practices are segmented by wealth either by design or by accident.
Lawyer Ron retired to stud (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Lawyer Ron, the likely champion older male, has been retired for stud duty at Stonewall Farm Stallions in Versailles, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Langfuhr will stand for $30,000, the Thoroughbred Times and Blood-Horse reported.
Attorney will discuss law, justice during visit to SIUC (The Southern Illinoisan)
CARBONDALE - When Alabama attorney Morris Dees visits Carbondale this week, he's not going to speak about hate groups who torment minorities and the poor.
Family of dead runner hires lawyer, may sue (Chicago Tribune)
The family of a runner who died last month during the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon has hired a lawyer to investigate whether they should file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Bush keeps up campaign for attorney general nominee (The Plain Dealer)
Washington- President Bush on Saturday worked to seal the confirmation of Michael Mukasey as attorney general after two Democratic senators agreed to back the nominee.
Bush lauds attorney general nominee (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By DEB RIECHMANN After two Democratic senators agreed to back his attorney general designate, President Bush on Saturday worked to seal the confirmation of Michael Mukasey. "He is a man of character, and he had been praised by Republicans and Democrats alike for his honesty, intellect, fairness and independence," Bush said following a week of ups and downs in getting Mukasey confirmed amid a ...
Feingold says hell oppose attorney general nomination (Fond du Lac Reporter)
The following statement was received today from U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold regarding the nomination of Judge Michael Mukasey as next attorney general: I will vote against the nomination of Judge Mukasey to be the next attorney general. This was a difficult decision, as Judge Mukasey has many impressive qualities. He is intelligent and experienced and appears to understand the need to depoliticize ...
Allen attorney doubts he can seat impartial jury on sex charges (The Daily Comet)
TITUSVILLE, Fla. State Rep. Bob Allen's attorney doubts an impartial jury can be seated when the lawmaker's sex solicitation trial starts Monday.
Allen attorney doubts he can seat impartial jury on sex charges (Miami Herald)
State Rep. Bob Allen's attorney doubts an impartial jury can be seated when the lawmaker's sex solicitation trial starts Monday.
Feingold to vote against attorney general nominee (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Washington - Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold said Saturday that he will vote against attorney general...
Lawyer to front court over Rivkin files (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A Swiss lawyer is set to appear in a London court in a move to stop the widening of an investigation into disgraced stockbroker Rene Rivkin's assets.
Allen attorney has doubts about impartial jury (FOX 35 Orlando)
TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- State Representative Bob Allen's attorney doubts he can get an impartial jury when the lawmaker's sex solicitation trial starts tomorrow.
Specter says he will support Mukasey nomination for attorney general despite torture views (Deseret Morning News)
The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he is bothered by Michael Mukasey's refusal to say whether waterboarding is torture but will support his nomination for attorney general anyway.
Police raid tactics illegal - Tuhoe's lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Police tactics used in the recent anti-terrorism raids in Bay of Plenty were illegal, says high profile Auckland lawyer Peter Williams QC.
Feingold to Oppose Attorney General Nomination (WSAW Wausau)
Senator Russ Feingold says he'll vote against Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general.
Khan gets new lawyer (Fijilive.com)
Fiji millionaire Ballu Khan has a new lawyer Tevita Fa, whom his girlfriend approached last night.
Liz Almoro and lawyer haven’t received DOJ decision on court case vs Willie Revillame (PEP)
The lawyer of Liz Almoro, ex-wife of Willie Revillame, issued a statement on StarTalk this afternoon, November 3. They have not received a copy of the Department of Justice (DOJ) decision on the case filed against the Wowowee host.
Lawyer hoping to meet with Khan today (Newstalk via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer of a New Zealand man arrested in Fiji over an assassination plot is hoping to meet his client this afternoon.
NATIONAL POLITICAL CHATTER: Specter says he will support Mukasey nomination for attorney general despite torture views (The Journal-Standard)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Sunday he is bothered by Michael Mukasey's refusal to say whether waterboarding is torture but will support his nomination for attorney general anyway.
Khan complains of chest pain to lawyer (Fijilive.com)
Suva lawyer Tevita Fa visited his client, Ballu Khan at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital this afternoon and said he was complaining of chest pain. Fa was earlier today given permission to visit Khan by Assistant Police Commissioner Crime, Senior Superintendent Nasir Ali.
Board Could Select Attorney On Tuesday (The Tampa Tribune)
Tuesday finally could be the day Pasco County commissioners pick a successor to retiring County Attorney Robert Sumner.
Family Hires Lawyer Sunday (FOX 31 Denver)
The family of a man killed by an off-duty Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputy has hired a lawyer Sunday. Fox 31's Tammy Vigil talks to her and legal exper...
Allen attorney doubts he can seat impartial jury in sex case (Bradenton Herald)
State Rep. Bob Allen's attorney doubts an impartial jury can be seated when the lawmaker's sex solicitation trial starts Monday.
Attorney general hopefuls take aim (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
BATON ROUGE -- Without Attorney General Charles Foti as a common foe, Republican Royal Alexander and Democrat James "Buddy" Caldwell have wasted little time aiming their rhetorical ammunition at each other in the runoff election to become the state's top law official.
Repentant mutineers ‘brainwashing’ client-soldiers--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Two former rebel officers, who have reaffirmed allegiance to government, have been "brainwashing" nine enlisted Army Scout Rangers linked to an alleged February 2006 coup plot, the soldiers’ lawyer said.
Salt Lake County attorney at odds with neighbors (Deseret Morning News)
Salt Lake County Attorney Lohra Miller is in a long-standing dispute with residents in her tony South Jordan neighborhood and recent heating up of the issue has attracted the attention of the Utah Attorney General's Office.
Lawyer accused of growing pot won't be charged (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION -- A Windsor lawyer who sometimes is an acting judge in Windsor County Family Court and who faced felony charges of cultivation of marijuana has been referred to the court diversion program. ... - By SUSAN SMALLHEER Staff Writer
Lawyer says client wasn't running illegal cage fighting matches (Sun-Sentinel)
Cage fight led to charges against Thomas The lawyer for Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Din Thomas — accused of running "illegal cage fighting" matches — said last week his client "did not break the law that he is being charged with breaking."
Fender Bender...Need a lawyer? (The Trucker)
A car was involved in an accident on a busy city street. As expected, a large crowd gathered. A lawyer anxious to get there first could not get near the car. Being a clever sort, he started shouting loudly, 'Let me through! Let me through! I am the son of the victim.'