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U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald Visits Peoria (WEEK-TV Peoria)
A day after Governor Rod Blagojevich announced he'd to fight to the end on allegations that he tried to sell the senate seat; the U.S attorney investigating his case had a few words to But U.S Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald didn't mention the governor as he addressed Bradley University graduates earlier today. News 25's Michelle Mantel joins us with more details.
Walnut city attorney doubts lawsuit could stop Industry stadium (San Bernardino Sun)
WALNUT - Although officials and residents have expressed a desire to pursue legal action to stop a proposed NFL stadium in neighboring Industry, the city attorney expressed doubt about the ability of a lawsuit to do so.
Memo to Oklahoma City University attorney details gender issues (The Oklahoman)
Four Oklahoma City University law professors submitted a confidential memo to the OCU attorney in October 2007 detailing discrimination and harassment incidents.It outlines allegations of sexual harassment, pay disparity and insensitivity.The female professors also complained the OCU law school has no regular civil rights course, criminal law classes don’t cover rape, and the landmark abortion ...
State’s attorney will not pursue charges against homeowner association (Kane County Chronicle)
CAMPTON HILLS – The state’s attorney will not pursue charges against a homeowners association president whose Internet comments about “spraying poop” spurred local officials to believe he threatened them.
Lawyer Reprimanded For Sleeping With Client (Times Record)
LITTLE ROCK — A committee that regulates the conduct of Arkansas lawyers has reprimanded a military lawyer from Jacksonville for having sex with a client and lying about it.
Sampson Heads Attorney General's Regional Offices (East Aurora Advertiser)
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo this fall appointed East Aurora resident J. David Sampson to the post of New York State's deputy attorney general for regional affairs. Sampson will oversee 225 lawyers working statewide in the attorney general's 13 regional offices, managing what Sampson called the "front door to the attorney general's office."
Gowdy asks attorney general to probe voter fraud claims (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Published: Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 3:15 a.m. Last Modified: Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 12:57 a.m. Seventh Circuit Solicitor Trey Gowdy has asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate two suspected cases of voter fraud in November's presidential election.
Gowdy asks attorney general to probe voter fraud claims (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Published: Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 3:15 a.m. Last Modified: Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 12:57 a.m. Seventh Circuit Solicitor Trey Gowdy has asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate two suspected cases of voter fraud in November's presidential election.
Attorney gives to education center (North Platte Telegraph)
Telegraph staff reports CURTIS - Jon Schroeder is a fourth-generation Frontier County attorney who has witnessed the changing landscape of rural Nebraska over his lifetime. He understands the importance for Curtis and the surrounding area of NCTA's campus expansion initiative and what it means for the community's future. The Schroeder family contributed $3,000 to the project and has been ...
Alleged phony lawyer arraigned again (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - A man charged in federal court with impersonating a lawyer has pleaded not guilty to two counts of an updated indictment.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Menomonie attorney dies in traffic crash (Dunn County News)
A Menomonie attorney was killed in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 25 south of Downsville near the Dunn County line Wednesday morning.
Former Ohio attorney general raided campaign cash (Coshocton Tribune)
COLUMBUS (AP) - Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann used his campaign account to bankroll home repairs, pay for family vacations and buy his children pricey Christmas presents, according to a newspaper review of state investigative reports.
Former attorney general raided campaign account (The Daily Jeffersonian)
COLUMBUS (AP) -- Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann used his campaign account to bankroll home repairs, pay for family vacations and buy his children pricey Christmas presents, according to a newspaper re
County Attorney addresses Rotary (Grayson County News-Gazette)
The county attorney’s office has seen a dramatic increase in numbers for a variety of cases over the last 19 years.
Attorney gives to education center (North Platte Telegraph)
Telegraph staff reports CURTIS - Jon Schroeder is a fourth-generation Frontier County attorney who has witnessed the changing landscape of rural Nebraska over his lifetime. He understands the importance for Curtis and the surrounding area of NCTA's campus expansion initiative and what it means for the community's future. The Schroeder family contributed $3,000 to the project and has been ...
California attorney general wants state to invalidate anti-gay marriage proposition (Vietnam Net)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown has filed court papers, urging the state Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure banning same-sex marriage, it was reported on Saturday.
Lawyer: Prosecution of Khadr on holiday 'desperate' (CTV.ca)
Plans to put Omar Khadr through pre-trial hearings on an important U.S. public holiday that falls the day before Barack Obama is sworn in as president is a sign of the prosecution's desperation, his Pentagon-appointed lawyer says.
Attorney looks to annul Prop 8 (Denver Post)
In a sharp rebuke to supporters of a contested state ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage, the California attorney general said Friday that the measure was constitutionally indefensible and should be overturned.
Lawyer: Prosecution of Khadr on holiday 'desperate' (CTV.ca)
Plans to put Omar Khadr through pre-trial hearings on an important U.S. public holiday that falls the day before Barack Obama is sworn in as president is a sign of the prosecution's desperation, his Pentagon-appointed lawyer says.
Lawyer wants evidence control in Springfield slaying case (The Republican)
NORTHAMPTON - The lawyer for Paul L. Fickling said he wants evidence in his client's 10-year-old murder case sent directly to the expert hired by the defense.
Township Attorney seeks Assembly seat in 25th (Roxbury Register)
ROXBURY TWP. – Township attorney Anthony Bucco wants to be one of two state assemblymen for the 25th District in Morris County.
Iraq shoe thrower to sue for damages: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi man who threw his shoes at US President George W. Bush, is to sue security guards who he alleges beat him up after the incident, his lawyer said on Sunday.
Iraq shoe thrower to sue over alleged beating: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Muntadar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush, is to sue security guards who he alleges beat him up after the incident, his lawyer says.
Windfall for low-paid as home help wins case against lawyer (The Herald)
THOUSANDS of low-paid council workers in Scotland are in line for a windfall after a home help took a lawyer to court over "unlawful" fee charges.
Iraq shoe thrower to sue for damages: lawyer (Middle East Times)
Relatives of Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi protest against his arrest. Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi man who threw his shoes at US President George W. Bush, is to sue security guards who he alleges beat him up after the incident, his lawyer said on Sunday.
California attorney general wants state to invalidate anti-gay marriage proposition (Eastday.com)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown has filed court papers, urging the state Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure banning same-sex marriage, it was reported yesterday.
Uniondale lawyer plays Santa for needy LI families (Newsday)
Every year around this time, Uniondale lawyer Mike Santo dons a red suit and takes on his alter ego: Santa Claus.
Tampa lawyer arrested at SideBern's (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA - A labor employment lawyer landed himself in jail after trying a little too hard to offer his legal services to a fight suspect over the weekend. Brent Warren Yessin, 45, of Tampa, refused to leave as Tampa police...
Cordray focuses on bringing stability to attorney general's office (The Columbus Dispatch)
No bombshell pronouncements. No staff purges. No surprises. As he prepares to take over as Ohio attorney general next month, Richard Cordray is making few waves in an office that was roiled by drama under the leadership of Marc Dann.
Shoe thrower to sue for damages: lawyer (Dawn)
BAGHDAD, Dec 21: Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi reporter who threw his shoes at US President George W. Bush, is to sue security guards who he alleges beat him up after the incident, his lawyer said on Sunday.
Bankruptcy attorney John Ames helps struggling companies turn around operations (BizJournals)
Bankruptcy attorney John Ames, 63, has seen a fair share of the globe.
Alleged phony lawyer arraigned again (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - A man charged in federal court with impersonating a lawyer has pleaded not guilty to two counts of an updated indictment.
Waiouru medal lawyer may be removed from defence (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer who negotiated the return of precious medals stolen from Waiouru Army Museum could be removed from involvement in the case against a man accused of the crime.
Gowdy asks attorney general to probe voter fraud claims (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Published: Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 3:15 a.m. Last Modified: Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 12:57 a.m. Seventh Circuit Solicitor Trey Gowdy has asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate two suspected cases of voter fraud in November's presidential election.
NLJ Lawyer of the Year: DOJ's Glenn A. Fine (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The National Law Journal has named Department of Justice Inspector General Glenn Fine as lawyer of the year. During a year in which the DOJ's reputation suffered several black eyes, Fine emerged as a beacon of nonpartisanship and independence.
Turkey expells Norwegian lawyer (The Norway Post)
Turkey has expelled the Norwegian lawyer and human rights activist Jon Rud for life. The reason is thought to be his engagement for Kurdish activists.
Lawyer suspended 61 days (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Lawyer Eric Emerson has been suspended from the practice of law for 61 days.
Jailed attorney asks Sestak to help spring him (Delaware County Times)
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — Jailed ex-Main Line attorney H. Beatty Chadwick, who will be in court today pleading for a Christmas furlough, is also seeking help from U.S. Rep. Joseph Sestak, D-7, of Edgmont to bring an end to his incarceration.
Prosecution rests: Light reflects on years as county attorney (Great Falls Tribune)
When he was in law school, Brant Light knew he wanted to be a prosecutor. When he agreed to give up his job as Cascade County attorney to take a position with the state Department of Justice, he made sure the job would include prosecuting.
Hampton Dellinger seeking to be US attorney in NC (WBTV Charlotte)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Durham attorney Hampton Dellinger says he wants an appointment from President-elect Barack Obama to become 1 of North Carolina's three top federal prosecutors.
Rejected: Attorney rejects town residents’ rejection of new administrator (Onalaska Holmen Courier-Life)
The people have spoken. And now so has the attorney. The Onalaska Town Board will move forward with a plan to hire Paul Kitzmann as the new town administrator, overriding a proposal from Monday’s town meeting that town attorney Dan Dunn later ruled to be only advisory.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Menomonie attorney dies in traffic crash (Dunn County News)
A Menomonie attorney was killed in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 25 south of Downsville near the Dunn County line Wednesday morning.
Hampton Dellinger seeking to be US attorney in NC (The News & Observer)
Durham attorney Hampton Dellinger says he wants an appointment from President-elect Barack Obama to become one of North Carolina's three top federal prosecutors.
Erin McLean's attorney to appeal 95 day contempt sentence (WATE 6 Knoxville)
Brandy Slaybaugh, the attorney for Erin McLean, says she'll file an appeal Monday afternoon of her client's 95 day  contempt of court sentence  connected to her children's custody.
OH watchdog to release report on former attorney general (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Ohio's government watchdog is releasing the results of a six-month investigation into former Attorney General Marc Dann.
District Attorney Cooley Plays Santa to Crime Victims (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley played Santa on Friday morning for 14 young children and teenagers who had lost family members to crimes.
District Attorney Busch Dies, Supervisor Ward Calls Upon Acting DA to Resign—Or Else… (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
JOSEPH P. BUSCH JR., 36th district attorney of Los Angeles County, died in his sleep on June 27, 1975. The coroner ascribed the death to a heart attack, but also noted that Busch’s blood alcohol content was .36 percent.
Odessa attorney questions commissioners court (Del Rio News-Herald)
An Odessa attorney told county commissioners court Monday he wants to be on the court’s agenda to discuss the use of a lot in a Lake Amistad Subdivision by a National Park Service concessionaire.