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Ariz. attorney general candidates' debate still on
PHOENIX (AP) - A debate scheduled Wednesday evening between candidates for state attorney general is still on though it no longer is sponsored by the state's public campaign finance system.
In New York Attorney General Debate, Humor and Piling On
Criticism of one New York candidate hints that the others believe he has momentum.
Attorney general seeks freeze of former trooper's assets
The Indiana attorney general filed a lawsuit today to freeze the assets of a former state trooper, alleging he embezzled about $89,000 from the Indiana Toll Road post near Bristol.
Slaying suspect held for 3 days without lawyer, attorney says
Defense arguing for suppression of statements made by Marni Yang a year before she was charged More than a year before she was charged with killing the girlfriend of former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle and their unborn child, Marni Yang was held for three days and questioned about the crime, her defense lawyer said Tuesday.
WSFCS Board Suspends Attorney Amid Investigation
Drew Davis, attorney for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, is suspended with pay pending an investigation.  
A new twist in LAX concessions battle
The city attorney's office says a judge would probably throw out any contracts awarded to two bidders over conflicts of interest. One bidder's lawyer says the whole process should start over. The bidding process for new food and retail shops at Los Angeles International Airport took another turn Tuesday when lawyers for City Atty. Carmen Trutanich advised that if any contracts were awarded to ...
Judge Finds No Ineffective Assistance in Trial Where Defense Lawyer's 'Associate' Was Non-Attorney Felon
It was not until after Kenneth Stevens had been sentenced to 216 months in prison for bank robbery that he learned the "associate" who sat second chair at his trial was not an attorney, but his lawyer's business partner and a convicted felon. Last week, a federal judge ruled that the ostensible associate's criminal background and lack of a law degree were insufficient grounds for finding ...
GOP asks attorney general to examine Lynch payments
The reelection campaign paid $22,000 in consulting fees to deputy chief of staff Pamela Walsh.
S. Beloit City Council rehires attorney for union matters
SOUTH BELOIT — The City Council decided in a 3-2 vote this evening to rehire attorney Jill Leka at a cost of $315 an hour to represent the city during labor union negotiations.
Delay sought in Sept. 29 execution date
The attorney for a Riverside County death row inmate who has an execution date set for Sept. 29 filed a plea with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday asking him to delay the date and let California's next governor decide on clemency for her client.
Hickton takes oath of office as new U.S. attorney
Pledging to bring the full powers of his office to bear against violence in Western Pennsylvania, new U.S. Attorney David J. Hickton took the formal oath of office Tuesday before two packed courtrooms.
Blind activist lawyer set to be released in China
Police prepared Wednesday for the release from prison of a blind, self-taught activist lawyer in much the same way they treated him before his jailing four years ago: putting his family under surveillance and ringing his rural east China home with plainclothes security personnel.
City attorney explains photo of Dyer with noose
A photograph of Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer holding a noose was not "a racial reference" but was taken in the 1980s when Dyer was a sergeant in the Internal Affairs unit and had a reputation for having "strong disciplinary recommendation
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft to Speak At Southeastern
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft will make an appearance at Southeastern University on Tuesday.
Rival says Texas attorney general's Arizona stance shows shift in his beliefs
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott 's decision to support Arizona in a battle with the federal government over immigration runs counter to beliefs he expressed years ago, Democratic opponent Barbara Ann Radnofsky has alleged.
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs’ costs.
NJ Attorney General reviewing role of consultant in Race to the Top error
The state Attorney General's Office on Tuesday said it is reviewing the contract of a consultant paid more than $500,000 to help New Jersey through two rounds of competition for federal education funding.
Lawyer: Consulate killings suspect working with US
Jesus Ernesto Chávez Castillo, believed to be the mastermind behind the slayings of a U.S. Consulate employee and her husband in March, is creating the veil of secrecy from U.S. government officials reserved for informants of terror suspects.
Plight of a state lawyer
A competent government lawyer, Cheloy Garafil, former journalist and Malaya reporter, suddenly lost her job after she was erroneously and unfairly tagged as a midnight appointee.
Shaman Lawyer Brings Big Sur Medicine Man to NYC To Remember 911 Events
Shaman Lawyer attempts to involve a Native American voice in future of Ground Zero during 911 Anniversary.
Rival says Texas attorney general's Arizona stance shows shift in his beliefs
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott 's decision to support Arizona in a battle with the federal government over immigration runs counter to beliefs he expressed years ago, Democratic opponent Barbara Ann Radnofsky has alleged.
Attorney General: Quran-Burning Plan 'Idiotic, Dangerous'
The government turned up the pressure Tuesday on the head of a small Florida church who plans to burn copies of the Quran on Sept. 11, with Attorney General Eric Holder calling the idea "idiotic and dangerous."
HP's top lawyer in the eye of the storm again
HP's top lawyer in the eye of the storm againHP's top lawyer in the eye of the storm again
Lawyer for Natalee Holloway's mother dismisses claims of Joran Van der Sloot
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for the mother of an Alabama teen who disappeared in Aruba has dismissed claims by the Dutchman suspected in the case that he extorted money from the parents to get back at them.
NC Attorney General To Address Crime Lab Problems
North Carolina's attorney general is speaking out about problems with the State Bureau of Investigation's crime lab. Attorney General Roy Cooper plans to talk about problems with the lab at a Wednesday news conference. Last month, a report by independent investigators found that SBI agents helped prosecutors obtain convictions over a 16-year period by misrepresenting blood evidence and keeping ...
Former girlfriend charged with first-degree murder in death of Salinas attorney
A Salinas attorney allegedly slain by his former girlfriend was bludgeoned and asphyxiated, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. Verginia Turner, 41, made her first appearance in court Tuesday in connection with the death of Mark Hafen.
Lawyer Denies Minka Kelly Had Meltdown During a Recent Flight
An attorney for Kelly calls reports mentioning the actress freaked out after attendants banned her from cuddling her dog during take-off, 'ridiculous.'
VictoryLand attorney: Judge's move won't affect raid chances
An attorney for VictoryLand said Tuesday that a Macon County Circuit Court Judge dropping his temporary re­straining order is an expected, procedural move and won't af­fect whether VictoryLand can be raided.
AG Holder: Quran Burning Idiotic, Dangerous
Attorney General Reportedly Blasts Fla. Church Leader's Plan to Burn Muslim Holy Books
Cooper To Discuss Problems At SBI
Attorney General Roy Cooper plans to talk about problems with the lab at a Wednesday news conference.
N.C. attorney general to address crime lab problems
RALEIGH, N.C.  North Carolina's attorney general is speaking out about problems with the State Bureau of Investigation's crime lab. Attorney General Roy Cooper plans to talk about problems with the lab today during a news conference.
Attorney General
Name: Eric Dinallo Age: 47 Party Affiliation: Democrat Occupation: Ethics Professor, Stern School of Business at New York University
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs’ costs.
Wapello County attorney resigns
This Friday, Wapello County Attorney Allen Cook will work his last day as the county’s top prosecutor, and county supervisors are questioning how to fill the position.
Reclusive heiress's attorney lashes out at family
Elderly heiress Huguette Clark's attorney has responded to an effort by her relatives to oust him by ridiculing them as Johnny-come-latelies. Msnbc.com's Bill Dedman reports. Bill Dedman - United States - Msnbc.com - Huguette Clark - New York City
Attorney general gets involved in Indiana State Police embezzlement case
Former Lieutenant Dallard Tackett is under investigation for embezzlement of nearly $90,000 in state funds.  Now, Indiana's Attorney General wants to freeze his assets.
Attorney J.D. Hensarling to teach Pretrial Law at Campbell University School of Law
Triangle - Ragsdale Liggett PLLC Announces that Attorney J.D. Hensarling will teach at Campbell University School of Law Raleigh, NC – September, 2010 -- Ragsdale Liggett PLLC announces that J.D. Hensarling will teach Pretrial Litigation at Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, NC, this fall as an Adjunct Professor.
Attorney: Gun into court 'a careless mistake'
WEST CHESTER — The Phoenixville man who was caught bringing a gun into the Chester County Justice Center escaped further prison time while entering a guilty plea Tuesday.
Lawsuit targets Indiana State Trooper's assets: Attorney general seeks to freeze them.
The Indiana attorney general filed a lawsuit Tuesday to freeze the assets of a former state trooper, alleging he embezzled about $89,000 from the Indiana Toll Road post near Bristol.
Attorney reviews Hilltop development proposal in Cedar Grove
The Cedar Grove Township Council will invite representatives from developer K. Hovnanian and the Essex County Executive to the next public meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 to get further clarification on the pending offer from the developer to construct a 464-unit housing complex on parcel five of the Hilltop property, the site of the old county psychiatric hospital.
McGary Says City Attorney Was Not Impartial In Recall Case
City Councilman Andrae McGary on Tuesday night questioned why City Attorney Mike McMahan "was not impartial" in the recall lawsuit filed by Mayor Ron Littlefield.
Coffey airs campaign ads in WNY
Attorney general candidate Sean Coffey began hitting the Western New York radio airwaves with a new ad Tuesday, as the five candidates competing in next week’s Democratic primary try to outdo each other in establishing their upstate credentials.
District Attorney Arrested
The Nye County Sheriff's department has confirmed that County District attorney Robert Beckett has been arrested.
Attorney Clint Coons Gives Away 100 Copies of His Book - Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors
LAS VEGAS , Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With the influx of new real estate investors taking advantage of low prices and low interest rates, comes a new issue of these investors ignoring asset protection issues and putting their family assets at risk. What these investors do not realize is that the liabilities that go along with owning real estate (including landlord tenant issues, environmental ...
Assange asks for new lawyer
Denies blaming CIA for 'smear' Julian Assange has requested a new lawyer to represent him during a rape investigation in Sweden because his previous brief, Leif Silbersky, was not engaged enough with the case.…
Craigslist urged to drop adult services worldwide
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and national nonprofit organizations said Tuesday they want Craigslist to be "a model for good policy" and officially get rid of its adult services section globally.
Lawyer: Cop's shooting a misunderstanding?
The shooting of a Fremont police officer in East Oakland could have been the result of a "tragic misunderstanding" by an alleged gang member, the suspect's attorney said Tuesday after the defendant made his first court appearance in front of dozens of... Police officer - Lawyer - Law - Law Enforcement - East Oakland
Blind activist lawyer set to be released in China
Police prepared Wednesday for the release from prison of a blind, self-taught activist lawyer in much the same way they treated him before his jailing four years ago: putting his family under surveillance and ringing his rural east China home with plainclothes security personnel.
Blind activist lawyer set to be released in China
Police prepared Wednesday for the release from prison of a blind, self-taught activist lawyer in much the same way they treated him before his jailing four years ago: putting his family under surveillance and ringing his rural east China home with plainclothes security personnel.
At the Attorney General Primary Debate, Pat Kiernan's Grass is Green
"I love the way you read the papers," said one elderly lady roaming the halls of TheTimesCenter, an event space adjacent to The New York Times offices on Eighth Avenue in midtown, after the Democratic attorney general primary debate ended last night. She was talking to NY1 morning news anchor Pat Kiernan, who moderated the debate. "What I like is that you always find the quirky ones," she said ...