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Attorney General unveils legislative 'wish list' (North Platte Telegraph)
LINCOLN (AP) - Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning used an assault weapon and text of a sexually explicit online conversation as props while unveiling his legislative wish list Tuesday.
North Huntingdon lawyer seeks Westmoreland judgeship (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A lawyer from North Huntingdon has announced she will run for one of two openings for Westmoreland County's Common Pleas Court.
Civil rights lawyer Charles Morgan dies (UPI)
DESTIN, Fla., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Civil rights lawyer Charles Morgan Jr. has died at his home in Destin, Fla., at the age of 78, his family says.
Attorney: 'Idol' star's NC home won't be auctioned (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for a lending company says the auction of a million-dollar home belonging to "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino won't happen because an agreement has been reached.
Attorney: 'Idol' star's NC home won't be auctioned (FOX 12 Idaho)
Associated Press - January 10, 2009 1:23 PM ET RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An attorney for a lending company says the auction of a million-dollar home belonging to "American Idol" winner Fantasia...
Temporary replacement named for US attorney (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - January 10, 2009 1:55 PM ET MILWAUKEE (AP) - A temporary replacement has been named for U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic (bis-KYOO'-pik), who has resigned as the top prosecutor...
Civil rights lawyer Charles Morgan dies (Moldova.org)
Civil rights lawyer Charles Morgan Jr. has died at his home in Destin, Fla., at the age of 78, his family says.Morgan, who died Thursday of Alzheimer's disease, won a landmark lawsuit in 1964 that gave blacks more equitable representation in legislative districts, The New York Times reported Saturday.Morgan was vilified and threatened by fellow whites over the numerous civil rights lawsuits he ...
Weld DA indicates he'll run for attorney general, not Congress (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
LOVELAND – Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, mentioned as a potential congressional candidate in 2010, instead appears to be preparing a run for state attorney general.
Attorney says Santa letter abuse claims fabricated (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - January 10, 2009 2:35 PM ET EDINBURG, Texas (AP) - An attorney for a man whose stepdaughter wrote to Santa asking for help about alleged sexual abuse says the accusations are...
Attorney: Santa Letter Abuse Claims Fabricated (FOX 4 News Dallas - Fort Worth)
An attorney for a man accused of molesting his stepdaughters, prompting one to write a letter asking for help from Santa, says the allegations were fabricated to get visas.
Attorney General Asked To Probe BART Shooting (CBS 5 Bay Area)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown was scheduled to talk Saturday morning with the president of the California branch of the NAACP about her request that he investigate the death of a young black man who was shot and killed by Bay Area Rapid Transit police early New Year's Day in Oakland.
Attorney General Assigns Prosecutor To BART Case (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
California's Attorney General is dispatching a state prosecutor to monitor Alameda County's investigation into the New Year's Day slaying of an unarmed man by a transit police officer. Jerry Brown said an unnamed attorney from his office will act as independent observer. Local prosecutors are trying to determine how a 22-year-old black man was fatally shot at a BART station.
Attorney general assigns prosecutor to BART case (CBS 47 Fresno)
California's Attorney General is dispatching a state prosecutor to monitor Alameda County's investigation into the New Year's Day slaying of an unarmed man by a transit police officer.
Attorney general assigns prosecutor to BART case (The Fresno Bee)
California's Attorney General said Saturday he would dispatch a state prosecutor to monitor Alameda County's investigation into the New Year's Day slaying of an unarmed man by a transit police officer. Read comments
Attorney General Assigns Prosector To BART Case (CBS 13 Sacramento)
California's Attorney General said Saturday he would dispatch a state prosecutor to monitor Alameda County's investigation into the New Year's Day slaying of an unarmed man by a transit police officer. Jerry Brown said an unnamed attorney from his office will act as independent observer over the investigation being conducted by Alameda County prosecutors.
Attorney General Assigns Prosecutor To BART Case (FOX40 Sacramento)
OAKLAND - California's Attorney General said Saturday he would dispatch a state prosecutor to monitor Alameda County's investigation into the New Year's Day slaying of an unarmed man by a transit police officer.       Jerry Brown said an unnamed attorney from his office will act as independent observer over the investigation being conducted by Alameda County prosecutors.       Local ...
Developer likely to miss funding deadline for district attorney, public defender offices (The Press-Enterprise)
The developer of urgently needed district attorney and public defender's buildings in southwestern Riverside County does not have financing despite a county ultimatum that it secure funding by Jan.6.
The Buzz: Attorney general on the way out, BlackBerry may follow (The Kansas City Star)
Outgoing attorney general Michael Mukasey said farewell to Justice Department employees last week, praising their dedication.
The Buzz: Attorney general on the way out, BlackBerry may follow (The Kansas City Star)
Outgoing attorney general Michael Mukasey said farewell to Justice Department employees last week, praising their dedication.
Prominent Juárez lawyer, son among latest victims of border violence (7:42 a.m.) (Las Cruces Sun-News)
Prominent Juárez lawyer, son among latest victims of border violence (7:42 a.m.)
Attorney general assigns prosecutor to BART case (North County Times)
OAKLAND ---- California's Attorney General said Saturday he would dispatch a state prosecutor to monitor Alameda County's investigation into the New Year's Day slaying of an unarmed man by a transit police officer.
A year since his arrest, former Vero Beach attorney Ira Hatch still awaits trial (Vero Press Journal)
Disbarred attorney Ira C. Hatch Jr. once rubbed elbows with elected officials and high-level business leaders. Today, he sleeps in a communal room with 58 other inmates in the Indian River County Jail under $3 million bail on 57 criminal counts.
Santa letter on abuse fake, attorney says (Houston Chronicle)
An attorney for a man accused of molesting his stepdaughters, prompting one to write a letter asking for help from Santa, says the allegations were fabricated to get visas.
Coral Gables procurement supervisor files ethics complaints against city attorney (Miami Herald)
City Attorney Elizabeth Hernandez is facing three ethics inquiries -- all filed by a fellow city employee at odds with the city -- because she recommended an attorney to him and because she did not agree that the Sunshine Law had been violated during the selection of the search firm for the new city manager.
Attorney general assigns prosecutor to BART case (North County Times)
OAKLAND ---- California's Attorney General said Saturday he would dispatch a state prosecutor to monitor Alameda County's investigation into the New Year's Day slaying of an unarmed man by a transit police officer.
Lawyer accused of impersonating officer (Louisville Courier-Journal)
When an "officer" in a sport utility vehicle pulled Meagan Moore over for allegedly driving drunk one night the Ballard High School senior was mystified. The woman turned out not to be an officer at all, but instead a lawyer, Melissa G. Ash, now accused of impersonating a police officer. And it wasn't the first time Ash, 36, had faced such a charge.
Montgomerian recommended for U.S. attorney (Montgomery Advertiser)
A judicial advisory com mittee that used the Internet to recruit candidates for the position of U.S. attorney rec ommended Montgomery na tive Michel Nicrosi as the best candidate to represent the Alabama Middle Dis trict, which includes the River Region.
IDEM attorney now working in file room (Post-Tribune)
Robert Keene had been the assistant commissioner of the Office of Legal Counsel for a couple of years until a month ago. He is now listed on IDEM's Web site as "attorney." He works out of the file room, where he responds to public information requests.
Volunteer attorney available for seniors (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC Manitowoc County residents ages 60 and older can consult with a volunteer attorney to help them sort out legal issues.
Auto parts exec, lawyer also served stint as judge (The Toledo Blade)
Jack B. Franklin, 85, a mechanical engineer who was an auto parts executive and a lawyer who was an Ottawa Hills judge, has died in his Albuquerque, N.M., home. Mr. Franklin died Dec. 21. He had heart and other health problems, his daughter Jan Franklin said. When he retired in June, 1982, he was group vice president of electrical products for Allied Electronic Components Co. Name changes, ...
Weld DA Ken Buck eyes attorney general's office (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
LOVELAND — Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, mentioned as a potential congressional candidate in 2010, instead appears to be preparing a run for state attorney general.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Lawyer tapped for federal spot (The Nashua Telegraph)
A constitutional lawyer and Harvard professor with connections to Nashua has been tapped by President-elect Barack Obama to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. ...
Former Attorney General Takes Teaching Job (WIBW Topeka)
Former A.G. Phill Kline will be a visiting law professor at Liberty University in Virginia. His first day is Monday, which is also the last day in his current position as Johnson County District Attorney.
Immigrant Advocates Decry Ruling On Lawyer Error (NPR)
When immigrants face possible deportation, they don't have the right to a state-appointed attorney. Now, the Bush administration says this means they also don't have the right to a new hearing if the lawyer they hire turns out to be incompetent or a fraud.
Immigrant Advocates Decry Ruling On Lawyer Error (NPR)
When immigrants face possible deportation, they don't have the right to a state-appointed attorney. Now, the Bush administration says this means they also don't have the right to a new hearing if the lawyer they hire turns out to be incompetent or a fraud.
Temporary Replacement Named For U.S. Attorney (WISC-TV Madison)
MILWAUKEE -- A temporary replacement has been named for U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic, who has resigned as the top prosecutor in Milwaukee's federal court.
S. African court to rule on Zuma case Monday: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A South African appeal court will rule Monday in a case involving corruption charges against presidential candidate Jacob Zuma, one of his lawyers told AFP.
Ferry crewperson untrained, says lawyer (Vancouver Province)
A lawyer for the family of one of the two victims of the Queen of the North sinking claims that the B.C. Ferries crew had no idea where the vessel was located just prior to collision and had no evacuation plan.
U.S. Attorney appointment (NBC 13 Birmingham)
Davis panel makes US attorney choices.
Davis panel makes US attorney choices (FOX 6 News Birmingham)
A panel advising U.S. Rep. Artur Davis on U.S. attorney appointments for the new Democratic administration has made its recommendations.
Attorney General reaches settlement with mortgage companies (Rocky Mountain News)
Two companies collecting money to help homeowners avoid foreclosure have reached agreements with Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, while a third agreed to stop advertising low teaser rates.
Dewey Hudson on short list for US Attorney pick (Jacksonville Daily News)
Onslow County District Attorney Dewey Hudson is on the short list of names for U.S. Attorney. Hudson is being considered for the spot as the Raleigh-based Eastern District federal prosecutor, according to staff in U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's office.
Lawyer cannot serve both parties in reviewing contract (Los Angeles Times)
Question: Our board of directors is considering a management company recommended by the association's attorney. The company sent a contract, saying it "is our standard contract and everybody signs it." We want it reviewed by an attorney who can propose and negotiate better terms.
Candidates Hustle for Attention in Sprint to Replace Moran (Washington Post)
In their 28-day dash to election day in Alexandria, Democratic lawyer Charniele Herring and Republican legislative aide Joe Murray have had to scramble for attention from distracted voters.
Attorney seeks delay in trial over legal fees (Live 5 News Charleston)
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina defense attorney appointed to represent a man facing rape, armed robbery, kidnapping and carjacking charges wants his client's trial delayed because the state won't cover his legal fees.
N.L. lawyer with past brush with law steps down from judicial appointment (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A Labrador lawyer who had a brush with the law three years ago and was recently named a provincial court judge is stepping down from the appointment.
Attorney General Seeks Ethics Rule Changes (KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville)
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he'd like to reform ethics laws in the upcoming legislative session.
Lawyer: 'I am fully delighted' (The Epoch Times)
Mr. Berenson, a lawyer, had no expectations before watching the “Chinese New Year Spectacular” performing at the Boston Opera House on the evening of Saturday Jan. 10.
Attorney: 'Idol' star's N.C. home won't be auctioned (Newsday)
An attorney for a lending company says the auction of a million-dollar home belonging to "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino won't happen because an agreement has been reached.