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Attorney general says deputies' names should be disclosed (The Press-Enterprise)
Law enforcement must disclose the names of officers involved in shootings unless it does more harm than good to the public interest, such as endangering an undercover agent, the state attorney general's office says.
Lawyer agrees to anger management after parking spat (The News & Observer)
A.P. Carlton Jr., former president of the American Bar Association and a Raleigh lawyer, agreed Wednesday to go to anger management classes as part of a deal to have criminal charges stemming from a parking dispute dismissed.
Take care with power of attorney (Belleville News-Democrat)
The durable power of attorney is a critical component of estate planning.
Attorney joins judge evaluators (Anchorage Daily News)
Anchorage attorney Kevin Fitzgerald has been named by the Alaska Bar Association to the commission that evaluates judges.
Matawan names new borough attorney (Asbury Park Press)
Following disagreement at Borough Council meetings about who should be named the next borough attorney, the panel Monday night appointed James G. Aaron of the Ansell, Zaro, Grimm & Aaron firm of Ocean Township.
Artist sketch of suspect in Cebu lawyer's murder released today (Philstar.com)
Police released today the artist sketch of one of the gunmen in the murder of a lawyer who represented a Cebu mayor allegedly involved in a multimillion-peso lamppost scandal.
Serial killer suspect's lawyer: Brother at murder scene (Mohave Valley Daily News)
PHOENIX - The lawyer for suspected serial killer Dale Hausner said Wednesday that Hausner's brother is being investigated for one of the slayings in the case.
Imeson in search for his fourth lawyer (London Free Press)
GODERICH -- Accused triple murderer Jesse Imeson has fired his third lawyer and is hunting for a fourth. Imeson confirmed in court yesterday, via video, he is no longer represented by Toronto lawyer Raymond Boggs.
Attorney accused of bringing drugs to jailed man (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
CHICAGO | A Chicago attorney is free on $15,000 bond and charged with bringing drugs to a Hammond man who was being held at the Cook County jail awaiting trial in connection with a 2004 murder.
County attorney gives go-ahead to cutting impact fee (The Ocala Star-Banner)
OCALA - Marion County Attorney Tom Wright told the County Commission Wednesday that it was his legal opinion the county could immediately start charging the reduced road impact fees commissioners approved Tuesday.
Lawyer: FLDS girl isn't pregnant (The Salt Lake Tribune)
SAN ANGELO, Texas - A lawyer for a 14-year-old FLDS girl argues her client - listed by the state of Texas as an underage mother - is not pregnant and does not have children.
Disbarred Pittsburgh attorney jailed in $260K estate theft (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
A disbarred Pittsburgh attorney will spend 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail for stealing more than $260,000 from the estate of an elderly client she met at church.
State high court censures Billings lawyer over ethics (Billings Gazette)
A Billings lawyer has been disciplined by the Montana Supreme Court after admitting to ethical violations.
Timken to help find GOP attorney general candidate (Akron Beacon Journal)
Tim Timken, president of the Timken Co., will serve on an Ohio Republican Party screening committee that will help chose an attorney general candidate.
Serial killer suspect's lawyer says brother at murder scene (Tucson Citizen)
PHOENIX - The lawyer for suspected serial killer Dale Hausner said Wednesday that Hausner's brother is being investigated for one of the slayings in the case.
Gaming company objects to enforcement action by Attorney General (BizJournals)
Aces Wired Inc. is protesting a move by the Texas Attorney General to shut down a number of its amusement gaming centers across Texas, including one in San Antonio.
Strickland: 40 candidates in running for attorney general (Akron Beacon Journal)
COLUMBUS: Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland says he is evaluating about 40 people as possible replacements for former Attorney General Marc Dann.
Attorney Berman joining lobbying firm Rifkin Livingston Levitan & Silver (BizJournals)
Michael D. Berman, former deputy chief of the Maryland Attorney General's Office of Civil Litigation, is joining law firm Rifkin Livingston Levitan & Silver LLC. (CVS)
Lawyer: One-time '20th hijacker' suspect tried suicide (Miami Herald)
A lawyer for a Saudi captive here, who was once suspected of being the 9/11 ''20th hijacker,'' said Tuesday that the detainee tried to kill himself last month in despair after learning that a war court prosecutor was seeking his execution.
Senate panel OKs Wilkins for U.S. attorney (The State)
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee this morning unanimously confirmed Walt Wilkins, an assistant U.S. attorney in Greenville, as the U.S. attorney for South Carolina, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said. The full Senate has the final say on confirmation. It was unclear this morning when a vote will be scheduled. “Walt is a fair-minded, bright individual who has the right experience ...
Attorney general says deputies' names should be disclosed (The Press-Enterprise)
Law enforcement must disclose the names of officers involved in shootings unless it does more harm than good to the public interest, such as endangering an undercover agent, the state attorney general's office says.
Hausner's Lawyer Says Brother At Murder Scene (CBS 5 Phoenix)
The lawyer for suspected serial killer Dale Hausner says Hausner's brother is being investigated for one of the slayings in the case.
Attorney General brings Cyber Safety campaign to local school (Miami Herald)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum came to Miami Country Day School this week with a few questions for the students: Who is on MySpace and Facebook? How many ''friends'' did they have through those services? Did anyone have more than 200 friends?
Lawyer: Swimmer’s 2nd sample positive (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
(AP) ATHENS, Greece - The lawyer for top Greek swimmer Ioannis Drymonakos says the Olympic hopeful has tested positive for a banned substance.
Peterson's attorney seeks documents on disputed gun (Chicago Tribune)
Bolingbrook police subpoenaed in wake of weapons charge Drew Peterson 's attorney filed subpoenas late Thursday morning seeking documents related to a gun at the center of a felony weapons charge against his client.
Terror suspect phones Sudan to hire own lawyer (Miami Herald)
A detainee who had vowed a boycott turned up at his war court hearing Thursday and got a judge's help to place a telephone call to his family in his native Sudan to help him hire a lawyer, with his own money.
Terror suspect asks to hire own lawyer (Miami Herald)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- A detainee who had vowed a boycott turned up at his war court hearing Thursday and asked to call his family in his native Sudan to help him hire a lawyer, with his own money.
Myanmar military rulers cannot extend Suu Kyi's arrest: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Myanmar's military rulers have no legal authority to extend democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest when the detention order expires at the weekend, her lawyer said Thursday.
Watertown Attorney to Challenge Aubertine (The Post-Standard)
Watertown Attorney David Renzi is running for the state Senate. Renzi, 39, a former assistant district attorney and chief public defender in Jefferson County, said incumbent state Sen. Darrel Aubertine would be "a formidible opponent."
Myanmar military rulers cannot extend Suu Kyi's arrest: lawyer (TODAYonline)
This file handout picture taken in January 2008 shows Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon. Myanmar's military rulers have no legal authority to extend Suu Kyi's house arrest when the detention order expires at the weekend, her lawyer said Thursday.
Police misconduct case goes to Attorney General (The News & Observer)
Whether two former Durham police officers will face criminal charges for having on-duty sexual encounters with a prostitute is now in the hands of the state Attorney General's office.
Stafford lawyer to oppose Bacchicohi in 52nd House District race (Journal Inquirer)
Democrats have nominated a Stafford lawyer to run against Republican Penny Bacchiochi, who is seeking her fourth term as state representative for the 52nd House District.
Terror suspect asks to hire own lawyer (Miami Herald)
Within hours of a judge's order, an accused al Qaeda conspirator from Sudan got a call from home Thursday to consult with his family on how they might hire him a lawyer, at their own expense.
Lawyer says Mt Isa lead meeting stacked (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A lawyer representing a six-year-old girl allegedly exposed to lead poisoning in Mt Isa says a meeting there was stacked in favour of mining giant Xstrata.
Lawyer: Rigas jail sentences must be reconsidered (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Adelphia founder John Rigas and his son, Timothy, argued on Thursday that the court should re-evaluate their entire prison sentences since an appeals court overturned part of their convictions last year.
Public meeting stacked in favour of Xstrata: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 Finance)
A lawyer representing a six-year-old girl allegedly exposed to lead in Mount Isa says last nights public meeting was stacked in favour of the mining company.
Lawyer for Carnaby's widow says HPD violated policy (Houston Chronicle)
The lawyer representing Roland Carnaby's widow in her lawsuit against the city said the Houston Police Department violated its own policies when officers pursued the man who claimed to be a CIA agent on a crosstown chase that turned deadly.
Rove Lawyer Declines Invitation For "a-- Kicking" (CBS News)
In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.), Karl Rove's attorney declines to make his client immediately available in response to a committee subpoena. "Contrary to your letter of May 14, 2008," begins Rove lawyer Robert Luskin, "I do not misunderstand either the Committee's procedures or the scope of its interest in Mr. Rove; nor, in light of your reported ...
Lawyer for Carnaby's widow says HPD violated policy (Houston Chronicle)
The lawyer representing Roland Carnaby's widow in her lawsuit against the city said the Houston Police Department violated its own policies when officers pursued the man who claimed to be a CIA agent on a crosstown chase that turned deadly.
Public meeting stacked in favour of Xstrata: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer representing a six-year-old girl allegedly exposed to lead in Mount Isa says last night's public meeting was stacked in favour of the mining company.
DOJ employee's demotion came after questions about protection for attorney general at convention (Wisconsin State Journal)
The head of the state Department of Justice's public integrity bureau was demoted just weeks after she questioned whether Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen could legally receive taxpayer-funded security at the Republican National Convention in September. Joell Schigur's demotion Wednesday also came two days after Deputy Attorney General Ray Taffora was provided an e-mail written by Schigur in ...
Attorney General's Office Fires 10 Lawyers, Manager (Washington Post)
The D.C. attorney general's office told 10 lawyers and a manager this week that they are being fired to help close a $3 million deficit in the office's fiscal 2009 budget. The cuts are also being made because of the workers' poor performance and as part of an effort to transform the agency into what...
Lawyers for indicted Arizona congressman argue attorney-client privilege to exclude wiretaps (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
PHOENIX - Lawyers for indicted Rep. Rick Renzi are asking a judge to seal wiretaps that government investigators obtained of conversations between the Arizona congressman and his lawyers, arguing that they are covered by attorney-client privilege.
MILITARY: Attorney says Marine jailed for refusing to testify (North County Times)
CAMP PENDLETON ---- A Marine sergeant charged with killing a detainee in Iraq headed to jail Wednesday after refusing to testify against a war comrade accused in the same incident, the sergeant's attorney said Thursday.
Moncier attorney files new motions (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Suspended and then smacked, prominent Knoxville defense attorney Herbert S. Moncier remains undeterred in his battle to save his federal practice, filing a new round of motions this week.
Aguirre Asks Attorney General To 'Correct' Report That Clears Mayor (NBC San Diego)
The San Diego city attorney asks the state attorney general to -- in his words -- "correct" a report that clears Major Jerry Sanders of corruption claims.
U.S. attorney nomination advancing fast (The State)
A federal prosecutor from one of the state’s most prominent political families is on the fast track to becoming the next U.S. attorney for South Carolina. Meanwhile, the confirmation process has stalled for a Columbia attorney nominated nearly nine months ago for a federal appeals court seat. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously approved Walt Wilkins to be South Carolina’s ...
Attorney seeking dismissal (The News-Herald)
The defense attorney for a pharmacist charged in the death of a 2-year-old Concord Township girl asked a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge on Thursday to dismiss a reckless homicide charge against his client because it was too similar to an involuntary manslaughter charge also brought against him.
Zimbabwe violence declining, attorney general says (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters HARARE, May 23 (Reuters) - Violence that followed Zimbabwe's disputed March elections has started to decline throughout the country, acting Attorney General Bharat Patel was quoted as saying by state ...
Gibison lawyer attacks testimony in race killing (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The lawyer for a skinhead charged with killing an African American man in a 1989 "racial murder" hammered yesterday at the credibility of a key prosecution witness: a former girlfriend of the accused who the defense contends is lying out of spite.