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County stateâs attorney seeks re-election (Williston Herald)
Continuing to have the prosecution of area cases flowing in an efficient and productive manner is key to having the State's Attorney's office running as it needs to be.
County attorney to seek re-election (The Ames Tribune)
Stephen Holmes said he has aggressively prosecuted rising violent crime and restrained from spending dwindling county tax dollars during his 12 years as attorney for Story County.
Dem-NPL'ers delay attorney general nomination (The Fargo Forum)
FARGO — The Democratic-NPL nomination for North Dakota attorney genera, planned for this morning, has been delayed until later in the day.
Attorney Status Review Set Over Pursuit Charges (The Ponca City News)
NEWKIRK — An attorney status review is set April 1 for Keith Lionel Davis, 44, Mobile, Ala., in Kay County District Court. Davis was arrested by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper on March 11 on Interstate 35 near mile marker 212 following a police pursuit initiated by the Kansas Highway Patrol.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Oxford Attorney Arrested for Drugs (FOX 13 Memphis)
Oxford attorney Michael R. Wall has been arrested on felony drug charges.
Lawyer: Ohio judge should step down after Web post (The Daily Jeffersonian)
CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland lawyer representing a suspected serial killer says a judge should step down from cases he's handling after a newspaper reported that an anonymous Internet posting criticizing him was traced to the judge's personal e-mail accoun
Hundreds gather to back state Attorney General Rob McKenna in health-care suit (Seattle Times)
Hundreds of people turned out Saturday to show their support for state Attorney General Rob McKenna and his decision to join a lawsuit with a dozen other states trying to overturn sweeping federal health care legislation.
Attorney dispute stalls murder case (Bradenton Herald)
BRADENTON — Finding a defense attorney for indigent murder suspect Delmer Smith III is proving difficult, and has stalled court proceedings in the Kathleen Briles murder case.
Haag, U.S. Attorney Nominee, Wins Praise From Ex-Colleagues (Bloomberg)
March 26 (Bloomberg) -- Melinda Haag , tapped by President Barack Obama to be U.S. attorney for Northern California, will emphasize white-collar prosecutions instead of street-crimes, her ex-colleagues say.
Moore Capital’s Rifat Denies Insider Trading, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
March 26 (Bloomberg) -- Julian Rifat , the execution trader at Moore Capital Management LLC’s London office arrested on suspicion of insider trading this week, “will work to clear his name,” his lawyer said.
Senate committee OKs Capp for U.S. attorney (Post-Tribune)
The nomination of federal prosecutor David Capp for the post of U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Indiana has been approved by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. The nomination now moves onto the Senate for confirmation proceedings. Capp is a career prosecutor who has worked in the Hammond-based Northern District office for approximately 25 years. Capp has served as interim head of ...
District attorney candidates debate set for Tuesday (Lake County News)
LAKE COUNTY – The candidates in the race for the district attorney's office will take part in a debate this Tuesday, March 30.
Meehan attorney wants petition challenge tossed (Main Line Suburban Life)
The attorney representing 7th Congressional District Republican candidate Pat Meehan in a legal challenge to his nominating petitions has filed a motion with the Commonwealth Court to dismiss the case.
Well-known missing Chinese rights lawyer alive (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
China's best known rights lawyer, missing for a year and feared dead, appears to be alive and is staying at a Buddhist landmark in north China after speaking to Reuters reporters and another dissident lawyer on Sunday.
Missing lawyer says he is living in northern China (San Francisco Chronicle)
A dissident Chinese lawyer who was missing for more than a year suddenly resurfaced Sunday, saying he is now living in northern China and wants only to spend time with his family away from media attention. Twitter messages appeared Sunday saying Gao Zhisheng'... China - Gao Zhisheng - People's Republic of China - Shanxi - Lawyer
Dissident lawyer missing for more than a year says he is now living in northern China, AS (Fox News)
Dissident lawyer missing for more than a year says he is now living in northern China.
Missing lawyer says he is living in northern China (Fox News)
A dissident lawyer who was missing for more than a year says he is now living in northern China, is "free," and wants only to spend time with his family away from media attention. ...
Chinese dissident lawyer 'alive' (BBC News)
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, missing for more than a year, tells journalists he is in northern China.
Missing lawyer says he is living in northern China (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
A dissident Chinese lawyer who was missing for more than a year said Sunday he is now living in northern China and wants only to spend time with his family away from media attention.
Missing Lawyer Says He Is in Northern China (International Herald Tribune)
A dissident Chinese lawyer who was missing for more than a year said he was living in northern China.
Missing lawyer says he is living in northern China (AP via Yahoo! News)
A dissident Chinese lawyer who was missing for more than a year suddenly resurfaced Sunday, saying he is now living in northern China and wants only to spend time with his family away from media attention.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Mich. attorney general race sees early intensity (Times Herald)
Plans by Michigan Democrats to pick their favorite for attorney general next month have brought an earlier-than-usual intensity to the race pitting attorney Richard Bernstein against Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton.
Missing China rights lawyer alive, say close friends (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Gao Zhisheng, the human rights lawyer who has been missing for over a year, appears to be alive and is currently staying at a sacred Buddhist mountain in northern China, his close friends said Sunday.
Hundreds Gather To Support Washington Attorney General (KCFW Kalispell)
Hundreds of people have voiced their support for Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, and his decision to join other states trying to overturn sweeping federal health care legislation.
Divorce attorney says Dennis Hopper is dying (KFJX Pittsburg)
Dennis Hopper is terminally ill and unable to undergo chemotherapy as he battles prostate cancer, his attorney wrote in a court filing.
Chinese rights lawyer's wife relieved he's alive (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The wife of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has been missing for more than a year, voiced relief Sunday that he was alive after their children spoke to him by telephone.
Wife confirms dissident Chinese lawyer is alive (AP via Yahoo! News)
The wife of a dissident Chinese lawyer missing for more than a year confirmed Monday that he is alive and appealed to the government to allow him to go to the United States.
Lawyer questions healthcare law language (UPI)
WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) -- A lawyer representing employers and insurance companies says it isn't clear the new U.S. healthcare law guarantees coverage for certain pre-existing conditions.
China Dissident Lawyer Gao Zhisheng 'Alive,' Says Family (Time Magazine)
After disappearing more than a year ago, Chinese human-rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has re-emerged, to the relief of family members who had feared for his safety
‘Ampatuan Sr. should be released’—lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
(UPDATE) Andal Ampatuan Sr., the patriarch of the Ampatuan clan, should be immediately released, his lawyer Philip Sigfrid Fortun said on Monday.
Clearer job description for Jefferson Parish attorney: An editorial (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Tom Wilkinson's outside legal work came crashing up against his responsibilities as Jefferson Parish attorney last year when he had to bow out of a crucial investigation of the chief administrative officer's activities. Former Jefferson Parish Attorney Tom Wilkinson resigned...
Missing Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng 'alive' (Daily Telegraph)
Gao Zhisheng, the human rights lawyer who has been missing for over a year, appears to be alive and is currently staying at a sacred Buddhist mountain in northern China, his close friends have said.
Albuquerque attorney faces tax charges (KOB 4 Albuquerque)
A 46-year-old Albuquerque attorney who faces trial next month on charges of tax evasion has been indicted again, this time on charges of attempted tax evasion.
Attorney: Md. man to admit to throwing dog off bridge (Courier-Post)
The attorney for a Maryland man says his client will plead guilty to tossing a Chihuahua off a bridge.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Hoeffel: attorney general should drop health care lawsuit (The Patriot-News)
Democratic candidate for governor Joe Hoeffel joined a chorus of Democrats calling on state Attorney General Tom Corbett to drop his support for a multi-state lawsuit against the new federal health care law.
OH attorney general won't sue over new federal health care law (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Attorney General Richard Cordray says he believes such lawsuits are without merit and would be a waste of taxpayer dollars.
Lawyer: Accuser had consensual sex with RI officer (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for a Providence police officer accused of raping a woman while on duty said his client had consensual sexual activity with the accuser.
Broward State Attorney’s Office Charges Coral Springs City Commissioners With Violating Sunshine Law (Our Town News Coral Springs)
The Broward State Attorney’s Office has filed charges against Coral Springs City Commissioners for violating Sunshine Law.
Meehan attorney wants petition challenge tossed (Main Line Suburban Life)
The attorney representing 7th Congressional District Republican candidate Pat Meehan in a legal challenge to his nominating petitions has filed a motion with the Commonwealth Court to dismiss the case.
Huckaby's attorney wants to delay evidence hearing (KGO-TV Bay Area)
The attorney for Melissa Huckaby is back in court today in Stockton.
Ohio attorney general won't sue over new federal health care law (Palladium-Item)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general says he won't join other states in a lawsuit challenging the federal government's sweeping new health care law.
Attorney finds grenade tied to his door (FOX 35 Orlando)
Deputies say an attorney who went to his office to do some work Sunday night found a grenade tied to the front door.
Attorney says secret documents in Wisconsin case are 'tipping point' in Catholic abuse scandal (The Newsroom via Yahoo! News)
For the past 25 years, a St. Paul, Minnesota, attorney named Jeff Anderson has been one of the most persistent critics of the Catholic Church. Anderson has dedicated his career to seeking justice for victims of sexual abuse at the hands of priests. And he brought new momentum to that cause last week by releasing documents to the New York Times that implicated Pope Benedict XVI in an astonishing ...
Man convicted in killing of Guatemalan lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Guatemalan judge sentenced a man to two years in prison Monday for his role in the killing of a prominent lawyer who accused the country's president of his murder in a video made before his death.
Man convicted in killing of Guatemalan lawyer (Fox News)
A Guatemalan judge sentenced a man to two years in prison Monday for his role in the killing of a prominent lawyer who accused the country's president of his murder in a video made before his de...
Denver attorney Willie Shepherd censured for misrepresenting his firm's diversity (Denver Post)
Willie Shepherd, a Denver attorney and prominent Democrat who in 2009 left the firm he founded, received a public censure Monday for misrepresentations he made while at that firm.
Lawyer goes to bat for Nada Prouty, suits threatened over terrorist spy remarks (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer is warning TV commentators, bloggers and Web sites that they could face defamation lawsuits if they continue calling his client, Nada Prouty, a terrorist spy.
State's top lawyer to skip health fray (The Toledo Blade)
BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU COLUMBUS - Calling lawsuits filed by more than a dozen states to challenge the constitutionality of the new federal health care law "a waste of taxpayer money," Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray said Monday he won't join the fray. The state's top lawyer rejected formal requests from Ohio's eight congressional Republicans and 21 GOP members of the state Senate and an ...