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Attorney: Barclay ‘let down’ by postponement (The Sentinel)
Given his choice, former Cumberland County commissioner Bruce Barclay would have preferred not to have to show up twice for his preliminary hearing, according to attorney Matthew Gover.
Attorney makes run for judge (The Daily Item)
A Lewisburg attorney has announced he'll be competing against his former boss for the job of Court of Common Pleas judge in the 17th Judicial District of Snyder and Union counties.
Justice minister will go to Ratchaburi to inspect bones possibly belong to missing lawyer (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Justice Minister Peerapan Saleeratawipak will go to Ratchaburi province this afternoon to inspect pieces of bones which were suspected to belong to missing human rights lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit.
Justice minister to inspect bones possibly belong to missing lawyer (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
Justice Minister Peerapan Saleeratawipak will go to Ratchaburi this afternoon to inspect pieces of bones, suspected to belong to missing human rights lawyer, Somchai Neelapaijit.
Amarillo lawyer tabbed by Perry for Tech board (Amarillo Globe-News)
[Amarillo lawyer John Huffaker is one of three people appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents.
Boca Raton: Attorney files papers for seat (Sun-Sentinel)
Attorney Mitchell Fogel submitted paperwork Friday to run for Seat C. Earlier this week, former city spokeswoman Constance Scott threw her hat into the ring. Term-limited Councilman Bill Hager holds the seat.
Attorney General announces Internet predator arrests (The Sentinel)
Attorney General Tom Corbett announced Friday the arrest of men from Lehigh, Erie and McKean counties accused of sending sexually explicit webcam videos to what they believed where children.
Man accused of harassing E. Hanover lawyer (Daily Record)
A 45-year-old Newark man who is on probation for trying to extort $2,000 from an elderly lawyer in East Hanover has been charged with harassing the same victim with phone calls and posing as a law enforcement officer in those calls.
U.S. attorney’s office establishes Luzerne County Courthouse Corruption Web site (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
Corruption Web site The U.S. attorney’s office has established a Web site containing information on its ongoing investigation into corruption at the Luzerne County Courthouse.
Former federal attorney who lost post over alleged lesbian relationship returns to Justice Department (The Grand Rapids Press)
Leslie Hagen A former federal attorney in Grand Rapids who lost a U.S. Justice Department post over an alleged lesbian relationship is back on the job. Leslie Hagen began work earlier this week in the Justice Department's Executive Office for...
Lawyer wants body exhumed (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The lawyer for Jill Hull, charged with murder in the starvation death of her 11-week-old daughter, wants the baby's body exhumed.
Lawyer wants body exhumed (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The lawyer for Jill Hull, charged with murder in the starvation death of her 11-week-old daughter, wants the baby's body exhumed.
Defense: Suspect in son's death didn't understand right to attorney (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- A Bloomington man charged with murdering his 15-month-old son did not understand his right to have an attorney present during police questioning, according to defense lawyers for George Autman.
School district lawyer is critical of educator measure (Salem Statesman Journal)
A bill that would expand background checks on newly hired educators would be nearly impossible to implement, a top school board lawyer told a legislative committee Friday.
Charter Hires Bankruptcy Lawyer (MultiChannel News)
Charter Communications has hired a lawyer with expertise in assisting corporations through bankruptcy reorganizations, according to published reports.
Attorney General settles lawsuit against Memorial Hermann (Eastex Advocate)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed an agreed injunction with the Harris County District Court that resolves the state’s antitrust investigation into Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Memorial Hermann unlawfully attempted to prevent other hospitals from successfully opening competitive healthcare institutions in the Houston area.
Assistant attorney fined $250 for PPO violation (The Oakland Press)
An assistant attorney for the city of Pontiac was fined $250 Friday for violating a personal protection order filed by a female city employee who has accused him of assault.
Tyson attorney: Watershed views not those of state (NWAnews.com)
Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson's view of the Illinois River watershed is far different than how the state's environmental, health and agricultural agencies see the area, a Tyson Foods attorney said Friday. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Council to consider Esaki as interim county attorney (The Garden Island)
LIHU‘E — A lengthy delay in the confirmation of Alfred Castillo Jr. as county attorney has forced Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. to ask the Kaua‘i County Council to confirm an interim appointment — former Deputy County Attorney Amy Esaki — at its meeting Wednesday at the Historic County Building.
Human bones may be missing lawyer (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
Justice Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga on Saturday led a team of high-ranking officials to inspect pieces of bones which possibly belonged to missing human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit.
Cumberland district attorney selling mink coats (The Patriot-News)
PAUL CHAPLIN, The Patriot-News Three full-length mink coats, seized by the Cumberland County district attorney's office, are for sale at Sir Charles Furriers in Wormleysburg. They are valued at, from left: $1,500, $2,500 and $3,500.
Assistant attorney fined $250 for PPO violation (The Oakland Press)
An assistant attorney for the city of Pontiac was fined $250 Friday for violating a personal protection order filed by a female city employee who has accused him of assault.
Plains Twp. attorney announces judicial candidacy (The Citizens' Voice)
WILKES-BARRE — Plains Township attorney Tina Polachek Gartley announced her candidacy for Luzerne County judge on Friday at the Luzerne County Courthouse before an enthusiastic crowd of about 150 people.
New Attorney General Eric Holder Gets Tested (Newsweek)
Despite his clear declaration during his confirmation hearing that "waterboarding" is torture, new Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has seemed reluctant to order criminal probes into alleged rough treatment of detainees during the Bush presidency. His rationale: CIA interrogators who used the simulated drowning technique believed the Justice Department had given them the green light. ...
Villanueva inquiry 'crippled' - lawyer (Global TV Quebec)
The Quebec government has moved to cripple the potential scope of a public inquiry into last August's fatal shooting of Fredy Villanueva by a Montreal police officer, lawyer Alain Arsenault said yesterday.
Test result of bones possibly belong to missing lawyer expected this week (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The result of DNA tests on pieces of bones found in Ratchaburi, which were suspected to belong to missing human-rights lawyer Somchai Neelapaijit, would come out in five days, Justice Minister Justice Minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga said....
Former federal prosecutor sues Puerto Rico US attorney, alleges workplace 'hostile' to men (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former federal prosecutor in Puerto Rico is suing the island's female U.S. attorney for allegedly creating what he calls a "girls club" environment in the office.
Council to consider Esaki as interim county attorney (The Garden Island)
LIHU‘E — A lengthy delay in the confirmation of Alfred Castillo Jr. as county attorney has forced Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. to ask the Kaua‘i County Council to confirm an interim appointment — former Deputy County Attorney Amy Esaki — at its meeting Wednesday at the Historic County Building.
DC attorney general argues for subpoena power (WTOP Radio Washington, DC)
D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles has told a D.C. Council committee that his office has the authority to subpoena private records without a grand jury's approval.
Lawyer Files To Dismiss Murder Charges In 1975 Slaying (AP) (KSFY Sioux Falls)
The lawyer for one of two men charged with the 1975 slaying of a woman wants the indictment dismissed on grounds it violates his client's due process right.
Lawyer's impact recalled (Connecticut Post)
Raymond W. Beckwith, of Trumbull, who led both the local and state bar associations, has died after a short illness. He was 81.Beckwith, a lawyer for nearly 60 years, grew up in Trumbull and was the
Should judge hear arguments by his sons' lawyer? (KATC 3 Lafayette)
LAKE CHARLES, La. -- A Calcasieu Parish prosecutor wants a state judge removed from criminal cases against people whose lawyer also represents the judge's sons in an unrelated criminal...
Should judge hear arguments by his sons' lawyer? (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - February 7, 2009 6:54 PM ET LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Calcasieu Parish prosecutor wants a state judge removed from criminal cases against people whose lawyer also represents...
Attorney General Wants To Stop Ryan's Pension (WEEK-TV Peoria)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office says it will appeal a ruling that gives former Governor George Ryan part of his state pension back. Ryan is serving a 6-year Federal prison sentence after being convicted in 2006 on racketeering and fraud charges.
Human Rights Lawyer: 'The backdrops are unforgettable’ (The Epoch Times)
Divine Performing Arts' 2009 World Tour continued with its third show in Seoul, South Korea on Feb. 6. Among those who were drawn to the show was human rights lawyer, Eun-Jin Wie.
Monterey Park seeks bids for attorney (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
MONTEREY PARK - The city decided at a meeting Wednesday to solicit bids for a city attorney in an effort to explore other legal services. The City Council voted unanimously to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for city attorney services after having the same city attorney for 23 years.
Former attorney Tadewaldt guilty of assault with weapon (Great Falls Tribune)
A former attorney was found guilty by a jury Thursday of slashing a woman with a knife.
Lawyer for Todd Palin objects to contempt citation (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
ANCHORAGE — The lawyer for Gov. Sarah Palin’s husband fired back at Alaska state senators Saturday, disputing that Todd Palin and others “ignored” subpoenas issued last fall during the Troopergate investigation of the governor.
Poinsett justices could restore attorney’s budget to ’08 levels (Jonesboro Sun)
HARRISBURG — Poinsett County justices are expected to discuss a plan Monday to restore the budget for the county’s prosecuting attorney to 2008 levels.
Nash won't resign, despite attorney general's opinion (The Muskegon Chronicle)
Charles Nash MUSKEGON COUNTY — The state attorney general's office has indicated that Charles Nash's roles on the Muskegon school board and the county board are incompatible, but that's not enough to convince Nash to resign one of them. The...
Attorney for Jeffs arrested in Ivins (Deseret Morning News)
Washington County — An attorney for polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs was arrested on investigation of public intoxication early Saturday.
Iraqi natives' behavior, not bias, made plane turn back, lawyer says (Detroit Free Press)
Suspicious behavior, not discrimination, was the reason why an American Airlines pilot canceled a San Diego-to-Chicago flight with Iraqi natives aboard, a lawyer said Friday in urging a judge to dismiss a lawsuit.
Deputy attorney enjoys running (The Morning Sun)
It makes one sore to hear about the accomplishments of the Crawford County deputy attorney, Reina Probert, away from the office.
Lawyer for Todd Palin objects to contempt citation (WLBT 3 Jackson)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The lawyer for Gov. Sarah Palin's husband says he didn't ignore an Alaska state Senate subpoena during the Troopergate investigation of the governor.
Attorney: Case 'tragic accident' (Daily News Journal)
Seven months to the day from that tragic summer night on Bradyville Pike, former Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Ron Killings is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court with a newly hired defense attorney to face three felony charges that could land him in prison.
Lawyer for Todd Palin objects to contempt citation (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
Associated Press - February 8, 2009 3:53 AM ET ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The lawyer for Gov. Sarah Palin's husband says he didn't ignore an Alaska state Senate subpoena during the Troopergate...
Lawyer for Todd Palin objects to contempt citation (KHQ Spokane)
Associated Press - February 8, 2009 3:53 AM ET ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The lawyer for Gov. Sarah Palin's husband says he didn't ignore an Alaska state Senate subpoena during the Troopergate...
Attorney General’s injunction resolves Memorial Hermann antitrust investigation (The Woodlands Villager)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday filed an agreed injunction with the Harris County District Court that resolves the state’s antitrust investigation into Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, according to a press release from from the Texas Attorney General’s Office. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Memorial Hermann unlawfully attempted to prevent other hospitals from ...
Civil-rights lawyer takes on shooting at transit station (Seattle Times)
Over the past 30 years, civil-rights lawyer John Burris has earned millions suing police officers. So it came as little surprise in legal circles that Burris was hired by the family of a man gunned down by a transit police officer in Oakland.
Attorney General settles lawsuit against Memorial Hermann (Eastex Advocate)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed an agreed injunction with the Harris County District Court that resolves the state’s antitrust investigation into Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. The investigation stemmed from allegations that Memorial Hermann unlawfully attempted to prevent other hospitals from successfully opening competitive healthcare institutions in the Houston area.