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County cuts assistant prosecuting attorney (Maryville Daily Forum)
After reviewing the county budget for 2009, Nodaway County Commissioners denied, by a unanimous vote, a request from Prosecuting Attorney David Baird for an assistant prosecuting attorney.
Leading Russian Rights Lawyer Is Shot to Death in Moscow, Along With Journalist (New York Times)
The lawyer who fought against the early release from jail of a former Russian tank commander was shot dead, along with a 25-year-old journalist who was with him.
Human rights lawyer, journalist killed in Russia (CNN)
A masked man Monday shot and killed a Russian human rights lawyer known for his work on abuses by the Russian military in the breakaway region of Chechnya, Russian media reported.
Dauphin County assistant district attorney seeks judgeship (The Patriot-News)
Dauphin County First Assistant District Attorney Francis T. Chardo has announced that he is seeking election to one of the three openings on the Dauphin County bench that will be filled in this year's election.
Russian human rights lawyer, reporter shot dead (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A masked gunman killed a human rights lawyer who exposed one of the most notorious cases of abuses by Russia's army in Chechnya, together with a journalist who died later in hospital.
Attorney to run for St. Charles mayor (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – An area attorney who ran for Congress last year filed paperwork Monday to run in St. Charles’ upcoming mayoral race.
Attorney to run for St. Charles mayor (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – An area attorney who ran for Congress last year filed paperwork Monday to run in St. Charles’ upcoming mayoral race.
Coveted U.S Attorney job spurs talk (Santa Fe New Mexican)
Somewhere on the Barack Obama administration's to-do list in coming days is picking a new U.S. attorney for New Mexico. While the job probably isn't too high on that list, interest is building in local legal and political circles about who will take over the Albuquerque office.
Attorney General files to stop unlicensed home warranty company (Eastex Advocate)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged a New York-based home warranty company with unlawfully doing business in Texas. The state’s enforcement action seeks to prevent National Home Protection, Inc. from doing business in Texas until it is licensed by the state and complies with requirements of the Texas Occupations Code.
Attorney General Launches New Online Service Providing Greater Transparency of Charities in Texas (Eastex Advocate)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today launched a new online resource that will allow Texans to search Texas charitable organizations’ tax filings. The newly created database will provide instant, user-friendly access to Texas charitable organizations’ expenditure data so that potential supporters, committed contributors and the general public can easily learn how charitable dollars are being ...
Liberty County DA, county attorney hosting DWI training for peace officers (Eastex Advocate)
The offices of District Attorney Mike Little and County Attorney Wesley Hinch have been selected as the host offices for joint police and prosecutor DWI training by the Texas District and County Attorneys Association in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation. The day-long seminar will be held on Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Liberty Center, in Liberty.
Sen. Johnson won't aid son's bid for US attorney (The Bismarck Tribune)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An aide to Sen. Tim Johnson says the senator is taking a "hands-off" approach to an apparent effort by his son, Brendan Johnson, to become the state's next U.S. attorney.
Polygamist leader's attorney seeks hearing to suppress raid evidence (Mohave Daily News)
KINGMAN - The attorney for Warren Steed Jeffs, the convicted leader of a Colorado City polygamist church, is asking a Mohave County Superior Court judge to hold a hearing to suppress evidence found at a Texas raid.
Russian human rights lawyer, reporter shot dead (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A masked gunman killed a human rights lawyer who exposed one of the most notorious cases of abuses by Russia's army in Chechnya, together with a journalist who died later in hospital.
Assistant Crown attorney at police HQ speeds up court process (St. Catharines Standard)
Having an assistant Crown attorney full time at Niagara Regional Police headquarters is helping speed up the court process, those involved in the project say. [...]
City attorney to explore financing options (Hibbing Daily Tribune)
HIBBING — Hibbing Economic Development Authority Attorney Dick Sellman will confer with the city’s financial advisers on what — if any — options HEDA would have in financially assisting Hibbing Public Utilities (HPU).
Rally in Chechnya protests lawyer's murder (AP via Yahoo! News)
Hundreds of demonstrators are rallying in the Chechen capital to protest the murder of a lawyer who fought the early release of a Russian colonel convicted of killing a Chechen woman.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Activists condemn Russia lawyer slaying (UPI)
MOSCOW, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Human rights activists have condemned the slayings of a Russian lawyer and a journalism student who had been protesting the release of a military commander.
Murder of lawyer shocks Russians (BBC News)
The double murder of a human rights lawyer and a journalist in Moscow raises new fears about freedom of speech in Russia.
1,000 Chechens protest murder of Russian human rights lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Over 1,000 people protested in Russia's war-torn region of Chechnya on Tuesday to condemn the killing of a prominent human rights lawyer who had exposed abuses by the Russian army there.
Local U.S. attorney staying on for now (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan, along with other sitting federal prosecutors and U.S. marshals, has been asked to stay on in her position in Pennsylvania's Western Distrcit temporarily.
Chechens protest killing of prominent lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Hundreds of people rallied in the Chechen capital Tuesday to protest the slaying of a lawyer who opposed the early release of a Russian army officer convicted of strangling an 18-year-old Chechen woman.
Thousands in Chechnya protest killing of lawyer (International Herald Tribune)
Thousands of people came out for a rally in the Chechen capital, Grozny, on Tuesday protesting the murder of a prominent human rights lawyer.
Caustic soda rape: Attorney General to investigate 'lenient' sentences (Daily Telegraph)
The Attorney General is considering whether three men who gangraped a 16yearold girl before dousing her in caustic soda received "unduly lenient" sentences.
Attorney says lawsuit 'resolved' over tape purportedly showing Heath Ledger doing drugs (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOS ANGELES - An attorney says the case filed by a magazine freelancer over a videotape that purportedly shows Heath Ledger doing drugs has ended. Neville Johnson, an attorney for the former People magazine freelancer who sued to get the tape destroyed, did not disclose terms of the arrangement.
Attorney: Ledger drug tape case over (The State)
The legal battle over a video that purportedly shows Heath Ledger doing drugs two years before his death has ended, an attorney said Tuesday. Neville Johnson, an attorney for the former People magazine freelancer who briefly appears on the tape and later sued to get it destroyed, did not disclose terms of the arrangement. He would only say, "The matter has been resolved." Johnson filed the ...
Attorney: Case over Ledger drug tape over (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - January 20, 2009 2:53 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney says the case filed by a magazine freelancer over a videotape that purportedly shows Heath Ledger doing drugs has...
Attorney: Case over Ledger drug tape over (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
An attorney says the case over a videotape that purportedly shows Ledger doing drugs has ended.
Berlusconi lawyer apologises but denies graft (Financial Times)
David Mills, a UK lawyer accused of taking a bribe from Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s billionaire prime minister, on Tuesday apologised for his “mistakes” but denied in a letter to a Milan court that he was guilty of corruption.
Attorney: Case over Ledger drug tape over (USA Today)
An attorney says the case filed by a magazine freelancer over a videotape that purportedly shows Heath Ledger doing drugs has ended.
Attorney: Ledger drug tape case over (AP via Yahoo! News)
The legal battle over a video that purportedly shows Heath Ledger doing drugs two years before his death has ended, an attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney: Ledger Drug Tape Case Over (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
An attorney said the case filed by a magazine freelancer over a videotape that purportedly shows Heath Ledger doing drugs has ended. Neville Johnson, an attorney for the former People magazine freelancer who sued to get the tape destroyed, did not disclose terms of the arrangement. He would only say, "The matter has been resolved."
Attorney-General go-ahead to prosecute The Times (Times Online)
London The Attorney-General has been given permission to bring contempt of court proceedings against the publishers of The Times and the foreman of a jury alleged to have revealed “secrets of the jury room”.
Polanski lawyer asks LA court to stop hearing (USA Today)
A lawyer for Roman Polanski has filed an 11th-hour appeal to stop a court hearing on a request to dismiss a 31-year-old rape case against the director.
Protesters condemn Russian lawyer slaying (UPI)
MOSCOW, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Thousands of people protested in the Chechen capital Grozny Tuesday, decrying the slaying of a prominent human rights lawyer.
Sen. Johnson won't aid son's bid for US attorney (The Bismarck Tribune)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - An aide to Sen. Tim Johnson says the senator is taking a "hands-off" approach to an apparent effort by his son, Brendan Johnson, to become the state's next U.S. attorney.
Judge To Rule Later On Fincher Attorney Fees (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- A federal judge will rule later on whether a man convicted of having a machine gun will have to pay for his court-appointed attorney after trying to transfer the family farm to his daughters.
Jane dirty linen like a soap – lawyer (Herald Sun)
A LAWYER for Laree Jane, accused of assaulting ex-husband Bob, has compared their domestic situation with The Bold and the Beautiful .
U.S. Attorney: Former Dean 'Not Intimidated' Into Answering Questions (WLKY Louisville)
U of L's former dean of education was never intimidated into answering federal investigators inquiries, nor was he ever officially under arrest, a motion filed by the U.S. Attorney in Federal Court said Tuesday.
Northwestern district attorney Elizabeth Scheibel to face opposition from Hampshire County register of probate (The Republican)
NORTHAMPTON - Citing public accountability as one of his campaign themes, Register of Probate David E. Sullivan said Tuesday he will run for the office of Northwestern district attorney.
Attorney withdraws motion to take Dallas baby off life support (Dallas Morning News)
The fate of a brain-damaged 6-month-old Dallas boy is uncertain after his court-appointed attorney on Tuesday withdrew a motion to let doctors take the baby off life support.
Sauk County's head attorney gets extended Army duty (Baraboo News Republic)
Sauk County government's head attorney will not return to his post for at least another year, Sauk County Board Chairman Marty Krueger said Tuesday night. Todd Liebman, the county's corporation counsel, was scheduled to return from active duty in the Army Reserve this winter. Krueger told Sauk County Board members Liebman's tour of duty has been extended for another year. A former assistant ...
Attorney claims mistaken ID of accused shooter (Daily Herald)
He didn't do it. So says Peter E. Garbis, attorney for Ronnie Kindred, arrested Monday for shooting at employees of a car repossession company last week as they attempted to tow an Isuzu sport utility vehicle from a driveway in the 1900 block of Brighton Lane, Hoffman Estates.
Iran doctors jailed over US plot: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Iran has given jail terms of six years and three years respectively to two doctors convicted of a US-backed plot to overthrow the Islamic republic, their lawyer told AFP on Wednesday.
1,500 protest slaying of Russian lawyer (Los Angeles Times)
About 1,500 people rallied Tuesday in this Chechen capital to protest the slaying of a lawyer who opposed the early release of a Russian army officer convicted of strangling an 18-year-old Chechen woman.
ACLU attorney doubts efficacy of Murrieta sex offender proposal (The Press-Enterprise)
Murrieta's City Council was poised to discuss proposed restrictions on registered sex offenders at its Tuesday night meeting. Meanwhile, an American Civil Liberties Union attorney expressed doubts that the city's Child Safety Zone Ordinance would truly protect children from predators.
O'Connor, Former Associate Attorney General, Joins Law Firm (Hartford Courant)
Kevin J. O'Connor, Connecticut's former U.S. attorney and, more recently, associate U.S. attorney general, is returning to private practice in Hartford, joining the local offices of the Houston-based law firm Bracewell & Giuliani.
Russian Federation: Human rights lawyer murdered (Amnesty International)
Amnesty International strongly condemns the murder of lawyer and human rights defender Stanislav Markelov.
Attorney general, others sworn in (The Morning Call)
Tom Corbett says work continues on 'Bonusgate' probe. Pennsylvania's attorney general, auditor general and treasurer were sworn in Tuesday in separate Harrisburg ceremonies that inaugurated the row officers' four-year terms.