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Attorney amazed at support for child-abuse suspect in Eagle Mountain case (Deseret Morning News)
The attorney for a man charged with abusing and starving his girlfriend's niece and nephew said the family network for his client has been incredible.
UK attorney general considers Gitmo abuse claims (AP via Yahoo! News)
The case of a Guantanamo detainee who claims he was abused while in U.S. custody has been referred to Britain's attorney general for consideration, the British government said Thursday.
UK attorney general considers Gitmo abuse claims (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) The case of a Guantanamo detainee who claims he was abused while in U.S. custody has been referred to Britain's attorney general for consideration, the British government said Thursday. Britain's Home Office sent a letter referring Binyam Mohamed's case to Attorney General Patricia Scotland's office, which confirmed it was received but gave no indication of what it would ...
Attorney general to appeal ruling on sex offender law (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Nevada attorney general's office will appeal a federal judge's decision that bars the state from applying a new sex offender law retroactively.
Lawyer Asks Federal Appeals Court to Revive Pa. Anti-Immigration Law (Law.com)
In a closely watched immigration law case, a lawyer for Hazleton, Pa., on Thursday urged the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to revive a city ordinance that would have barred employers and landlords from hiring or renting to illegal aliens. But two ACLU lawyers, warning of the possible "Balkanization" of the country into "immigrant-friendly communities and immigrant-hostile communities," urged ...
Lawyer says Cole Puffinburger's mom told police of warning (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was abducted earlier this month went to police after she got a warning note in July, but was told there was no imminent threat and she should buy a shotgun, her lawyer said today.
Lawyer defends actions of mother in Nev. abduction (AP via Yahoo! News)
The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was abducted from her home this month had gone to police after she got a warning note in July but was told that there was no imminent threat and that she should buy a shotgun, her lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer defends actions of mother in Nev. abduction (The State)
The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was abducted from her home this month had gone to police after she got a warning note in July but was told that there was no imminent threat and that she should buy a shotgun, her lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer Dennis Leavitt also decried any suggestion that Julie Puffinburger might have been responsible for the abduction of her son Cole, after a police ...
Lawyer defends actions of mother in Nev. abduction (The Charlotte Observer)
(By KEN RITTER, Associated Press Writer) The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was abducted from her home this month had gone to police after she got a warning note in July but was told that there was no imminent threat and that she should buy a shotgun, her lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer Dennis Leavitt also decried any suggestion that Julie Puffinburger might have been responsible for the abduction ...
Lawyer defends actions of mother in Nev. abduction (San Francisco Chronicle)
The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was abducted from her home this month had gone to police after she got a warning note in July but was told that there was no imminent threat and that she should buy a shotgun, her lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer Dennis Leavitt...
Attorney: Poisoned wife, husband were trouble-free (Newsday)
David and Maureen Steeves had accepted his homosexuality for five years, and though the couple considered divorcing when he first revealed it, they decided to stay married for their two teenage boys, said David Steeves' attorney.
Challengers push change for state's attorney's office: Coles Co. incumbent touts his record (Herald & Review)
CHARLESTON - The direction the Coles County state's attorney's office should take is the focus of a three-way race featuring the incumbent, a former officeholder and a second-time candidate.
County Attorney Thomas, Nelson spar over probes (East Valley Tribune)
In recent weeks, both leading candidates for Maricopa County attorney have called for speedy investigations of their opponent over alleged campaign finance violations.
Lawyer to face phone-tapping trial (Perth Now)
PROMINENT lawyer Lloyd Rayney has been ordered to stand trial next year charged with tapping the phone of his estranged wife who was found murdered last year.
Top WA lawyer faces trial over phone tap (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Prominent lawyer Lloyd Rayney has been ordered to stand trial, charged with tapping the phone of his estranged wife who was found murdered last year.
Attorney's Office Opposes County Plan (Hernando Today)
BROOKSVILLE - Assistant County Attorney Jon Jouben said he objects to the county administrator's plan to "demote" the county attorney by having him report directly to someone other than his client, the board of county commissioners.
Defendant lunges at assistant state attorney in Martin County Courthouse (Stuart News)
When Assistant State Attorney David Lustgarten called Ronald Lee Thomas a "coward and a thug" during a sentencing hearing Thursday morning, the Indiantown resident tried unsuccessfully to attack Lustgarten.
Rick Casey: Lawyer Kelley pays $115,000 to Ibarra brothers (Houston Chronicle)
Lloyd Kelley, the flamboyant lawyer responsible for exposing the e-mail scandal that led to former District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal's resignation, may now be in trouble, himself.
Governor slams attorney general over voter checks (The Journal Times)
MADISON — Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle slammed a plan by Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to dispatch special agents on Election Day.
Delco lawyer accused of falsifying clients' returns (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A Delaware County lawyer and tax preparer has been indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office on 32 counts of inflating his clients' tax deductions to bolster their refunds, then pocketing the difference.
Group: U.S. attorney makes a difference (Daily Record)
RANDOLPH -- The Housing Partnership, which is celebrating its 16th anniversary this fall, will honor Chris Christie, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, at its annual gala Nov. 6 at Meadow Wood Manor.
Governor slams attorney general over voter checks (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MADISON Gov. Jim Doyle slammed a plan by Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to dispatch special agents on Election Day, even though Van Hollens Democratic predecessor did something similar four years ago.
Lawyer defends actions by Julie Puffinburger (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was abducted earlier this month went to police after she got a warning note in July but was told there was no imminent threat and she should buy a shotgun, her lawyer said Thursday.
Grant Co. attorney race hot (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
WILLIAMSTOWN - One of the more competitive races in rural Northern Kentucky is for Grant County attorney.
Belarus court upholds sentence on U.S. lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The Supreme Court in Belarus on Friday upheld a three-year sentence on a U.S. lawyer convicted of industrial espionage, one of several irritants in Washington's relations with the ex-Soviet state.
Ex-Pembroke Pines lawyer gets year and day in theft (Miami Herald)
A former Pembroke Pines lawyer was sentenced to a year and a day in prison after his conviction on felony charges of stealing insurance settlement money from clients.
Decision on lawyer in Indian land case goes to final bell (The Providence Journal)
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a motion today to allow Charlestown’s assistant solicitor to present the case with the state’s lawyer on Monday.
State treasurer, attorney general fight over pension lawsuit (Greensboro News & Record)
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general and state treasurer disagree who will represent state government workers and retirees in a fraud lawsuit. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported State Treasurer Richard Moore and Attorney General Roy Cooper disagree about a securities fraud lawsuit against Freddie Mac. The lawsuit alleges that Freddie Mac concealed and misrepresented the ...
Analysis: County attorney candidates make their case (Cleveland Advocate)
The Box 20 Political Forum was supposed to be a chance for undecided residents of Liberty County’s Precinct 20 to meet those running for local office. Instead it turned into a debate between the candidates for county attorney.
Casey and attorney seen hugging during jail visit (FOX 35 Orlando)
Jail officials said Casey Anthony and her defense attorney, Jose Baez, were seen hugging on two separate occasions and were told both times that it was a violation of jail policy.
NC attorney general sues foreclosure firms (WBTV Charlotte)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's attorney general has sued three companies that advertise help for homeowners facing foreclosure. The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that the lawsuits were filed earlier in the week against the Charlotte-area firms, contending they charged high fees.
NC attorney general sues foreclosure firms (ABC11 Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville)
North Carolina's attorney general has sued three companies that advertise help for homeowners facing foreclosure.
Prison for ex-lawyer who bilked clients (Newsday)
A former lawyer was sentenced to prison Thursday and was ordered to pay back $432,000 after he pleaded guilty to stealing that amount from six clients, prosecutors said.
In Memoriam: Texas Plaintiffs Lawyer Fred Baron (Law.com)
Dallas plaintiffs lawyer Fred Baron died Thursday after battling multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. He was 61. Baron was known for his representation of plaintiffs in asbestos litigation and his involvement with the Democratic Party in Texas. In recent weeks, news of Baron's illness surfaced after his son, Andrew Baron, posted a letter online that Andrew had sent to the CEO of Biogen Idec Inc., ...
Fred Baron, lawyer, Dem fundraiser dies (UPI)
DALLAS, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Fred Baron, famed lawyer and Democratic Party fundraiser, died Thursday at his Dallas home of complications of cancer. He was 61.
Attorney General to probe Guantanamo case (ITN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The Attorney General is to investigate whether any crimes were committed in the treatment of a British resident held at Guantanamo Bay.
Clayton lawyer gets 3 years in prison for possessing child porn (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
A Clayton lawyer was sentenced to more than three years in prison Friday on child pornography charges. Mark A. Shklar, 58, was caught in possession of videos depicting sex acts between young girls and adult men and women, according to his indictment.
Attorney general's private trips have cost taxpayers (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey has taken personal trips on government jets almost every weekend since he took office less than a year ago at a cost to taxpayers of more than $155,800, Justice Department and Federal Aviation Administration travel records show. Mukasey took so many trips to his home in New York on FAA, FBI or Drug Enforcement Administration planes that he was outside ...
Attorney general's private trips have cost taxpayers (Miami Herald)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey has taken personal trips on government jets almost every weekend since he took office less than a year ago at a cost to taxpayers of more than $155,800, Justice Department and Federal Aviation Administration travel records show.
Attorney says Ereck Plancher may have collapsed two times at UCF before his death (Orlando Sentinel)
Ereck Plancher may have collapsed at least twice after working out at UCF in the months leading up to his death, the attorney representing Plancher's family told the Orlando Sentinel on Friday.
Attorney claims Wind Gap man charged with raping child not fit to stand trial (The Express-Times)
The lawyer for a Wind Gap man accused of raping a 9-year-old child six times claims his client isn't fit to stand trial. Patrick J. Kurisko of Wind Gap is believed to be "substantially mentally disabled," said defense attorney Brian...
U.S. Attorney Announces Election Monitoring Plans (KRON 4 Bay Area)
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello announced in San Francisco that federal officials are set to look into any allegations of voter intimidation or fraud that may arise in Northern California in the Nov. 4 election.
Casey and attorney seen hugging during jail visit (FOX 35 Orlando)
Jail officials said Casey Anthony and her defense attorney, Jose Baez, were seen hugging on two separate occasions and were told both times that it was a violation of jail policy.
U.S. Attorney Announces Election Monitoring Plans (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
SAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello announced in San Francisco Friday that federal officials are set to look into any allegations of voter intimidation or fraud that may arise in Northern California in the Nov. 4 election.
NY attorney general asks banks for bonus info (Connecticut Post)
NEW YORK - The New York attorney general has asked nine banks that are getting a piece of the Wall Street bailout to turn over information about how they are spending money on executive bonuses.
N.Y. attorney general asks banks for bonus info (Connecticut Post)
NEW YORK -- The New York state attorney general turned up the heat Wednesday on nine large banking giants benefiting from the Wall Street bailout, demanding they provide information about the
Attorney: Effigy incident 'blown out of proportion' (Miami Herald)
Two men accused of hanging an effigy of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on the University of Kentucky campus pleaded not guilty Friday in Fayette District Court. Their attorney said afterward that the incident has been "blown out of proportion."
Attorney investigating if Ereck Plancher collapsed two times at UCF before his death (Orlando Sentinel)
The attorney representing the family of Ereck Plancher is investigating claims that the UCF football player collapsed twice after workouts on campus in the months before he died.
Attorney investigating if Ereck Plancher collapsed two times at UCF before his death (Orlando Sentinel)
Ereck Plancher's parents did not know their son carried the genetic defect that contributed to his death until they learned details of the autopsy report, the attorney who plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit against the University of Central Florida told the Orlando Sentinel on Friday.
Attorney general's frequent flying has cost taxpayers (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey has taken personal trips on government jets almost every weekend since he took office less than a year ago at a cost to taxpayers of more than $155,800, Justice Department and Federal Aviation Administration travel records show.