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United States Attorney Will Look At Criminal Charges Against Mine Owners (2News Salt Lake City)
United States Attorney for Utah, Brett Tolman is looking into criminal charges against Crandall Canyon Mine operators. The families of the six men who died in the mine last August...
Attorney general says he didn't mislead governor's aide (WKYC Cleveland)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann is defending himself against statements by Gov. Ted Strickland that Dann misled the governor's chief of staff about his extramarital affair with an employee.
City attorney: Hutson didn't violate order on city contract (The Arizona Republic)
A city attorney said Tempe City Council incumbent candidate Hut Hutson did not violate an order prohibiting communication with ambulance company representatives who were competing for a lucrative city contract.
Former Justice lawyer pulls name for Federal Elections Commission post (Post-Bulletin)
WASHINGTON -- Hans von Spakovsky, a former Justice Department lawyer who became a lightning rod for partisan wrangling over an alleged Bush administration voter suppression campaign, pulled his name from consideration for a seat on the FEC
Attorney, husband face drug charges (The Daily Advance)
Two days after their home was raided by Pasquotank County sheriff's deputies, a local attorney and her husband were both charged with four drug trafficking felonies.
Ex-Speaker Hires Lawyer in Inquiry (New York Times)
Gifford Miller has hired a criminal defense lawyer to represent him in a federal investigation into the City Council’s longstanding practice of allocating millions of dollars to phantom nonprofit groups.
Lawyer Loves Fiddlin' Around (South Shore News & Tribune)
Paul Carr, a lawyer, brims with laughter and a joie de vivre - a joy in life that permeates his conversation.
Attorney, trucker vie for seat (The Rock Hill Herald)
An attorney focused on bringing power back to local government and a truck driver frustrated with current leaders are the Republican candidates vying for the District 17 senate seat.
County fires labor lawyer who oversaw negotiations (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
MONTICELLO — County lawmakers have fired the Albany lawyer who represented Sullivan in labor contract negotiations since the late 1980s, alleging he stifled communication between legislators and union brass.
Man hires attorney in child drug case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
LOUISA -- The Louisa County man whose toddlers tested positive for cocaine last month informed a judge presiding over his case that he has hired an attorney.
Labor attorney to quit if law partner is elected GOP chief (Asbury Park Press)
The likelihood that former Monmouth County Sheriff Joseph W. Oxley will seek the chairmanship of the county Republican Party has led the county's labor attorney to announce that he will not seek reappointment should Oxley win the post.
U.S. attorney praises verdict in Modesto marijuan store case (Modesto Bee)
U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott on Friday called two Modesto medical marijuana providers the "poster children" for problems with California's Compassionate Use law.
Accomplished Santa Cruz attorney tapped for judge; Scotts Valley prosecutor also gets position (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
A Santa Cruz civil attorney will join the Superior Court bench, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Friday afternoon.
Lawyer criticizes client's jailing (The Post-Standard)
A lawyer Friday said Onondaga County law enforcement officials are improperly jailing his client on a stolen check case while trying to build a homicide case against him.
Salina attorney Mike Sheahon suspended indefinitely (Salina Journal)
Salinan attorney Michael Sheahon has been indefinitely suspended from practicing law in Kansas, the Kansas Supreme Court decided in an opinion handed down Friday.
Attorney challenges evidence (Palladium-Item)
The attorney representing a man charged in the death of a Cambridge City teen wants his client's remarks to police thrown out, claiming Leonard Dickey was insufficiently advised of his Miranda rights at the time of his arrest.
Jennifer Utovich, staffer linked to Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, blocked from rescinding resignation (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus- Just hours after submitting her written resignation on May 1, Jessica Utovich, the staffer romantically linked to former Attorney General Marc Dann, tried to rescind the offer.
Attorney Indicted On Theft Charges (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
An indigent defense attorney is accused of submitting fake paperwork to bilk money from Gwinnett County.
Zim attorney-general sacked (ZWNEWS.com)
Harare - Zimbabwe's suspended attorney-general was formally dismissed on Friday for misconduct after he met with a former top banker who was on the police wanted list, the government said.
Duran shooting case sent to county attorney (Arizona Daily Sun)
The case of a young man shot and killed in a Sunnyside home last October has been sent to the Coconino County Attorney for review after nearly six months of investigation.
Attorney general defends record (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - May 17, 2008 12:45 PM ET STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) - Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says his office is not bringing "activist, liberal lawsuits" like he claimed...
Attorney general defends record (WKBT La Crosse)
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) - Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says his office is not bringing "activist, liberal lawsuits" like he claimed his Democratic predecessor did.
Attorney: Book Won't Interfere With Polygamy Prosecution (CBS 5 Phoenix)
An attorney for Elissa Wall says her book won't impede the prosecution of the teen bride's cousin and former husband. 12:12 p.m.
Lawyer Keeps Arkansas License After Lying To Army (KTHV Little Rock)
The Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct has allowed a lawyer to keep his license although he lied to Army investigators when he was working for the military as a civilian attorney in the Middle East.
Attorney: Book shouldn't affect polygamy sect member's trial (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
An attorney for a woman who helped convict polygamist leader Warren Jeffs says a book she has written should not interfere with the prosecution of the teen bride's cousin and former husband.
Iowa attorney general sues direct-mail operator (The Des Moines Register)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit Friday against a Pennsylvania man accused of deceiving older Iowans through direct mailings.
Possible Replacements for Ohio Attorney General (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
Democrats (would be appointed by Gov. Ted Strickland and likely run for the post in a November special election): -Ben Espy, executive attorney general under Dann, former state lawmaker.
NZ runner denied natural justice - lawyer (Stuff)
Marathon runner Liza Hunter-Galvan takes her first proper step tomorrow in her attempt to overturn Athletics New Zealand's refusal to send her to the Beijing Olympics - with one lawyer now claiming her exclusion is a breach of natural justice and some athletics clubs pushing for law changes that could unseat ANZ's head selector.
Attorney: Hutson didn't break no-contact rule (East Valley Tribune)
Councilman Hut Hutson did not break a black-out rule banning him from speaking with an ambulance company vying for an exclusive contract, according to a memorandum issued Friday by the city attorney.
Xue to argue he didn't kill his wife -- lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The Auckland man facing murder charges who was on the run in the United States for five months will argue he didn't kill his wife.
Lawyer Keeps Arkansas License After Lying to Army (KAIT Jonesboro)
LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct has allowed a lawyer to keep his license although he lied to Army investigators when he was working for the military as a civilian attorney in the Middle East.
Lawyer complains about lack of notification (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A lawyer criticised by a judge for discourtesy for failing to attend the Tauranga District Court on Friday says neither he nor his client were told of the hearing.
Lawyer claims not told of court date (The New Zealand Herald)
A lawyer criticised by a judge for discourtesy for failing to attend the Tauranga District Court on Friday claims neither he nor his client were told of the hearing.
U.S. Attorney inquiry into retirement deal to finish soon (Concord Monitor)
The failed deal that led to the 2005 ouster of a former chairman of the New Hampshire Retirement System's board remains under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the criminal unit of the state attorney general's office, investigators said last week. U.S.
Attorney general's office deserve some kudos - Plain Dealing (The Plain Dealer)
It's easy to forget, in the wake of Marc Dann's graceless exit from public office, that he was right about one thing. He was right that there are 1,400 employees in the attorney general's office who are doing great work on behalf of the people of Ohio.
Lawyer claims not told of court date (The New Zealand Herald)
A lawyer criticised by a judge for discourtesy for failing to attend the Tauranga District Court on Friday claims neither he nor his client were told of the hearing.
Attorney general hopeful stops here (Evansville Courier & Press)
Greg Zoeller, a Republican candidate for Indiana attorney general, campaigned Friday among Vanderburgh County delegates to the GOP state convention in June.
Texas attorney general's two-year effort fails to unravel large-scale voter-fraud schemes (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – More than two years ago, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott pledged to root out what he called an epidemic of voter fraud in Texas. He established a special unit in his office, tapped a $1.4 million federal crime-fighting grant and dispatched investigators.
State's attorney launches new anti-drunken driving program (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES - State's Attorney John Barsanti announced Wednesday a new initiative to obtain warrants for blood samples from suspected drunken drivers who refuse breath tests when they are pulled over.
Lewisboro town board, town attorney at odds over attorney's length of service (The Journal News)
LEWISBORO - The Town Board has been at odds with the town attorney over when her tenure began - an impasse that affects whether she's entitled to municipal health-care coverage after retiring.
Van Buren Attorney Fires Back (Southwest Times Record)
Van Buren City Attorney N. Donald Jenkins has filed a response, counterclaim and motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him and his Alma-based law firm by a former employee of the firm.
Attorney indicted on theft charges (Macon Telegraph)
An indigent defense attorney has been indicted on charges he submitted fake paperwork to bilk thousands of dollars from Gwinnett County.
Don't let jurors read book by Wall, lawyer says (Deseret Morning News)
A lawyer for the star witness in the criminal case against Fundamentalist LDS Church leader Warren Jeffs said her new book should not be allowed to interfere with the prosecution of her ex-husband.
Kohring gets new lawyer (KTUU Anchorage)
The former state representative now has a court-appointed lawyer.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott favors requiring voters to produce photo IDs (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – In a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting tougher voter-identification laws, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott cited the potential for fraud as a reason to require photo IDs.
'We've spoken', says Mokbel's ex-lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
The former lawyer for Tony Mokbel has lashed out at public comments made about the recaptured fugitive since his enforced return to Australia.
'We've spoken', says Mokbel's ex-lawyer (The West Australian)
The former lawyer for Tony Mokbel has lashed out at public comments made about the recaptured fugitive since his enforced return to Australia, describing them as "highly disparaging".
Judge: Former attorney can’t testify (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — JetAway’s attempt to have its former attorney testify was neither “usual” nor timely under trial rules, Judge James Schum said Tuesday.
Holiday parents hire libel lawyer (BBC News)
A couple who had their children taken into temporary care while on holiday hire a libel lawyer.
Lawyer pleads not guity (The Mercury)
FORMER high profile Hobart lawyer John Avery has pleaded not guilty to 134 charges of stealing and dishonesty, involving more than $500,000.