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State’s attorney candidate would pursue resignation (The State Journal-Register)
The Democratic candidate for Sangamon County state’s attorney said Monday if he is elected, he’d advise the county board to ask for County Clerk Joe Aiello’s resignation. Aiello, who was re-elected as Sangamon County clerk in 2006, is one of six men whose names have been connected to a federal cocaine investigation that concluded two years ago. None of the six, including two former assistant ...
Campaign ad watch: Attorney general candidates hit air waves, TV (Missoulian)
HELENA - The hard-fought electoral race for state attorney general hit Montana's air waves last week, as advertisements for both candidates began popping up on television and radio.
SA lawyer runs rule over Watson's speech (Bunbury Mail)
The Luke Watson saga has taken another twist with the South African Rugby Union appointing a lawyer to investigate his alleged radical comments and decide whether they breach the Springbok code of conduct.
Alleged fake lawyer pleads not guilty (Crookston Daily Times)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of impersonating a lawyer in federal courts in at least 10 states has pleaded not guilty to two felony charges.
Collegial debate in attorney general's race (Seattle Times)
The two candidates vying to be state attorney general, Democrat John Ladenburg and Republican Rob McKenna, carried on a spirited but civil debate Monday night at Seattle University.
In District Court, residents can now take legal action without attorney (Maumelle Monitor)
For the past two months, the Small Claims Division of the Sherwood District Court has made available to the public a new computer system where residents can come in and file lawsuits without an attorney.
John R. Bashaar Sr., lawyer, hearing examiner (Baltimore Sun)
John R. Bashaar Sr., a hearing examiner for the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation who had worked for nearly three decades as a lawyer in Baltimore County, died Oct. 5 of cardiac arrhythmia at his Towson home. He was 65.
Rifts in race for attorney general (Philly.com)
HARRISBURG - In an election year like this one, all politics feels national. But in Pennsylvania, a campaign is unfolding for attorney general that has received scant attention though it arguably is the marquee statewide race this year.
No De Venecia hand in NBN deal--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Former Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. did not use his influence in the controversial national broadband network agreement with China, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Democrats, Republicans agree on Kroger for attorney general (Salem Statesman Journal)
John Kroger is eager to get started as Oregon's 16th attorney general.
Bay Head attorney admits guilt in misappropriation of funds (Asbury Park Press)
An attorney from Bay Head has pleaded guilty to misappropriating funds for a home closing for clients in Middlesex County.
District attorney candidate visits UNM (University of New Mexico Daily Lobo)
UNM alumna Lisa Torraco spoke to students Monday to address issues surrounding the race for the Bernalillo County district attorney position. The College Republicans hosted the question-and-answer meeting to endorse Torraco during a time that Torraco said "isn't the most popular time to be a Republican.
Winkler case made attorney aware of abuse (NBC 15 Mobile)
An attorney who defended Mary Winkler in the shooting death of her minister husband says the case opened his eyes to spousal abuse.
3 vie for attorney general (video) (Coshocton Tribune)
Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike Crites agreed on most issues, but independent Robert Owens took the dissenting role in a debate of state attorney general candidates.
Attorney General's Office Receives Award (KELO Sioux Falls)
The South Dakota Attorney General's Office has received the "Above and Beyond" award from the Employer Support of the National ...
TOP RUSSIAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER IN SUSPECTED POISONING (The Tocqueville Connection)
MOSCOW, Oct 14, 2008 (AFP) - A leading Russian human rights lawyer is in a French hospital suffering from suspected mercury poisoning, the lawyer and one of her colleagues told AFP on Tuesday.
Push to Rename Courthouse After Civil Rights Attorney (NBC 13 Birmingham)
SELMA, Ala. (AP) - A law firm partner of the late civil rights attorney J.L. Chestnut
Top lawyer may have mercury poisoning (Daily Telegraph)
A LEADING Russian human rights lawyer is in a French hospital suffering from suspected mercury poisoning, the lawyer and one of her colleagues said today.
Top Russian Human Rights Lawyer In Suspected Poisoning (Nasdaq)
MOSCOW (AFP)--A leading Russian human rights lawyer is in a French hospital suffering from suspected mercury poisoning, the lawyer and one of her colleagues told AFP Tuesday.
France probes apparent attempt to poison Politkovskaya lawyer (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
MOSCOW, October 14 (RIA Novosti) - French police have opened a criminal case into an attempted poisoning of Russia's leading human rights lawyer, the representative of murdered investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya said Tuesday.
Attorney: Mark Walker offers plea deal (Deseret Morning News)
Former GOP treasurer's candidate Mark Walker will plead guilty to a misdemeanor election law violation, his attorney said Tuesday, and will testify before a state grand jury expected to be empaneled to investigate allegations of bribery in the race.
Grievance panel finds merit in complaint about lawyer’s ethics (Journal Inquirer)
A Coventry woman whose former lawyer publicly claimed that she had tried to stiff him on his fee will get the opportunity to pursue her claim that he transgressed ethical rules during their brief lawyer-client relationship and its messy breakup.
SA lawyer runs rule over Watson's speech (Lithgow Mercury)
The Luke Watson saga has taken another twist with the South African Rugby Union appointing a lawyer to investigate his alleged radical comments and decide whether they breach the Springbok code of conduct.
Man. City appoints Dolphins deal lawyer to board (Sports Illustrated)
Manchester City has appointed four new board members, including a New York property lawyer who advised on this year's sale of NFL franchise the Miami Dolphins.
TOP RUSSIAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER IN SUSPECTED POISONING (The Tocqueville Connection)
STRASBOURG, Oct 14, 2008 (AFP) - French police have started an inquiry into the suspected poisoning of a top Russian human rights lawyer being treated for possible mercury intoxication, a court official said Tuesday.
Russian rights lawyer says finds poison in car (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Russian human rights lawyer whose clients have included leading Kremlin opponents said on Tuesday she had found poisonous mercury in her car in France and believed it may have been a warning to her.
Russian rights lawyer finds poison in her car (KYIV Post)
Karina Moskalenko. MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian human rights lawyer whose clients have included leading Kremlin opponents said on Oct. 14 she had found poisonous mercury in her car in France and believed it may have been a warning to her.
Attorney: Ex-lawmaker negotiating plea (Standard-Examiner)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Former state Rep. Mark Walker is negotiating a plea agreement to a misdemeanor charge of violating a state election law, his defense attorney said Tuesday.
Exxon leak 'devastated' Balto. Co. residents, attorney says (Baltimore Sun)
An entire northern Baltimore County neighborhood, made up of some 90 families, was "devastated" in early 2006 when an Exxon gas station leaked thousands of gallons of gasoline into the groundwater that supplied the area's wells, an attorney for the families said in court this morning.
Southern Africa: Attorney-General Wants Speedy Conclusion of Airport Audit (AllAfrica.com)
The Mozambican Attorney-General's Office has asked the General Inspectorate of Finance to speed up its audit of the publicly owned airports company, ADM, following extremely serious accusations of corruption leveled against the chairperson of the ADM board, Diodino Cambaza.
Russian rights lawyer 'poisoned' (BBC News)
French police investigate claims that a prominent Russian human rights lawyer may have been poisoned in Strasbourg.
SC attorney general warns more water issues ahead (WBTV Charlotte)
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster says the state's lawsuit in a water war with North Carolina will set a precedent for water issues in the East.
SC attorney general: More water wars ahead (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Attorney General Henry McMaster predicted future water wars in the Southeast and said Tuesday a lawsuit South Carolina brought against North Carolina will set a precedent for settling the disputes.
Attorney General Warns Of Illegal Vacation Package Marketing (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
State Attorney General Tom Corbett has announced lawsuits against four Florida-based companies accused of illegally marketing vacation packages. He said the companies lured Pennsylvania consumers into buying timeshares they did not want and could not afford.
Attorney Pleads for Leniency in Long Sentencing (WTVC Chattanooga)
Jerry Summers, defense attorney for former Hamilton County Sheriff Billy Long, has filed a detailed document pleading for leniency in Long's upcoming sentencing.
MSD ordered to pay attorney fees in whistleblower case (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The Metropolitan Sewer District has been ordered to cover the attorney fees of two of its former workers who were found to have been improperly dismissed as whistleblowers.
Utah attorney urges Supreme Court to expand police rights in drug case (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 2:23 PM- WASHINGTON - Salt Lake City attorney Peter Stirba argued before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday that a confidential informant working for the police is a government agent and when invited into a home can in turn call in law enforcement officers.
Pima County Attorney mistakenly posts endorsement (The Arizona Republic)
An endorsement from Tucson Police Chief Kermit Miller posted on Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall's campaign Web site has been removed.
Hathaway's Italian ex merits less jail time-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An Italian businessman who dated Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway and admitted to a fraudulent real estate scheme based on links to the Vatican should get three years in prison, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Russian lawyer 'poisoned' (Independent)
French police have opened an inquiry into allegations that a Russian human rights lawyer may have been deliberately poisoned in Strasbourg on Monday.
France Opens Investigation Into Alleged Poisoning Of Russian Rights Lawyer (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - French justice officials said Tuesday that they have opened an investigation into a suspected attempt to poison the Russian lawyer Karina Moskalenko.
Attorney General Questions Waiving Birth Certificate Fees (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Waiving the state fee for duplicate birth certificates for the homeless and victims of domestic violence would be unconstitutional unless the lost revenue is replaced, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said in an opinion released Tuesday.
Mitchell County Attorney drops re-election bid (Salina Journal)
BELOIT — Mitchell County Attorney Jess Hoeme has decided not to seek re-election, but he will complete his term. The Republican was opposed by Beloit attorney Mark Noah, who is not affiliated with a political party.
Yoder: Milton unfairly blamed state's attorney office for voter registration problems (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- The McLean County state’s attorney says the county clerk has unfairly blamed his office for a voter registration snarl involving the county and the city weeks before Election Day.
Russian rights lawyer claims mercury poisoning (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
French police have opened an inquiry into claims that prominent Russian human rights lawyer Karinna Moskalenko may have been poisoned.
Melton attorney wants Ridgeway Street drug information included in trial (The Clarion-Ledger)
Mayor Frank Melton's attorney filed a motion in federal court today asking that testimony about drug activity at a Ridgeway Street duplex be included in the mayor's upcoming trial.
Hathaway's Italian ex merits less jail time-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo!7 News)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Italian businessman who dated Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway and admitted to a fraudulent real estate scheme based on links to the Vatican should get three years in prison, his lawyer saidTuesday.
Defense attorney links MySpace suicide to second teenager (Columbia Missourian)
LOS ANGELES — The eastern Missouri teenager who is said to have committed suicide over an Internet hoax was not the only girl exchanging messages with "Josh Evans," a fake MySpace profile a neighbor woman charged with the girl's death is accused of operating , the woman's lawyer said Tuesday. Attorney Dean Steward filed a request in federal court for the phone records of a second teenage girl ...
Russian Lawyer In Poison Scare (SkyNews via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
French police are investigating claims that a Russian lawyer was the target of a poisoning attempt in Strasbourg.
Attorney seeks dismissal of murder verdicts, new trial for Ramona Morgan in hit-and-run case (Lawrence Journal-World)
The defense attorney for a woman convicted in September of running over and killing two highway workers in 2007 in Douglas County has filed several motions asking the judge to grant a new trial or throw out the verdicts altogether.