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Schneiderman Wins Democratic Attorney General Race
Eric T. Schneiderman won a narrow victory in the Democratic primary for state attorney general in a race that was closely contested by the five candidates but drew relatively little notice or interest from voters.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
Mack commends Florida attorney general for pursuing lawsuit against unconstitutional Obamacare
Congressman Connie Mack (FL-14) applauded Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and his staff today for their efforts to protect Florida from burdensome and unconstitutional federal mandates.
Brantley's attorney: Relative beat her during police questioning
By Danny Valentine, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, September 15, 2010 TAMPA — The woman who police say was with Dantae Morris when he fatally shot two police officers was repeatedly hit in the chest by a relative during a police interrogation, her attorney alleges in documents filed in U.S. District Court. Brantley was interrogated by police for seven hours, said defense attorney Grady Irvin Jr ...
Friends recall slain Salinas attorney Mark Hafen
Friends and family remembered Mark Hafen as a humble, talented attorney and a fun-loving surfer Saturday as they buried him at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Salinas. On Tuesday, his former girlfriend pleaded not guilty to first-degree, premeditated murder in his bludgeoning death.
Bangor lawyer returns to Harvard
By Dale McGarrigleFor The Weekly A Bangor lawyer was recently honored by his prestigious Ivy League alma mater.Charles Gilbert, a member of Harvard University's Class of 1971, was selected ...
Lawyer: Smith case prosecutor encouraged perjury
Howard K. Stern's lawyer angrily accused a prosecutor of encouraging perjury by a key witness at the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial.
Lawyer: Kid Rock defending himself in ’07 fight
Kid Rock and his entourage were trying to defend themselves from another customer at a suburban Atlanta Waffle House when a fight broke out in 2007, said a lawyer for the musician who was in court Tuesday.
Former city attorney, judge dies at 64
J. Edmand Pace, a former city attorney and municipal judge for Picayune, died at the age of 64at his Natchitoches, La., home on Sept. 9, 2010.
Lawyer: Smith case prosecutor encouraged perjury
Howard K. Stern's lawyer angrily accused a prosecutor Tuesday of encouraging perjury by a key witness at the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial.
Australian Lawyer May be Fired for Burning Koran Online
Follow Israel news on and . A commercial contracts lawyer at Queensland University of Technology is likely to be fired after posting a video of himself burning a Koran on the YouTube video sharing website last Friday.
Resident challenges county to change attorney rules
A heated discussion between candidate for county attorney Greg Goddard and April Poley ensued during the Johnson County Board of Commissioner’s regular meeting Tuesday morning over an e-mail that was sent out last weekend to various Johnson County residents.
Sheboygan County District Attorney: Sheboygan police officer Brandon Munnik justified in fatal shooting of James L ...
Sheboygan police Officer Brandon Munnik was justified in using deadly force after a 52-year-old man pulled a gun during a traffic stop earlier this month, District Attorney Joe DeCecco ruled in an opinion released Tuesday.
Lawyer: Smith prosecutor encouraged perjury
Defense attorney Steve Sadow was red-faced Tuesday as he asked the judge to strike the entire testimony of Nadine Alexie, a former nanny for Smith. The judge said he would consider it.
Attorney General files motion to move execution forward
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky prosecutors on Monday asked the state's high court to allow an execution scheduled for Sept. 16 to go forward, saying the condemned man has exhausted all his appeals.
Chelmsford attorney files suit to block 9 North Road project
Chelmsford resident and attorney Richard McClure plans to file a new lawsuit on Wednesday to halt construction on the business development Epsilon Group LLC is building on 9 North Road. The text of the lawsuit names Epsilon Group LLC, the Chelmsford Building Inspector, Planning Board, the 2009 Board of Selectmen and the current Board of Selectmen as defendants.
New attorney begins work on Neumann case
An attorney from River Falls has been appointed to represent Dale Neumann in his appeal of a second-degree reckless homicide conviction.
Lawyer: Dontae Morris' girlfriend beaten by relative during police questioning
By Danny Valentine, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, September 15, 2010 TAMPA — The woman who police say was with Dantae Morris when he fatally shot two police officers was repeatedly hit in the chest by a relative during a police interrogation, her attorney alleges in documents filed in U.S. District Court. Cortnee Brantley was interrogated by police for seven hours, said defense attorney Grady ...
Attorney General Holder's lecture at UM postponed
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:35 AM CDT MISSOULA - The lecture by U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at The University of Montana has been postponed.
Attorney gains approval for office use in home
BY CLARE MARIE CELANO Staff Writer FREEHOLD — If you wait long enough and try hard enough, sometimes things do indeed turn out the way you want them to. read more
Attorney general targets high-paid California officials
State Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown on Wednesday announced a statewide probe into public salaries and benefits, focusing on local and government agencies that pay annual salaries exceeding $300,000. The broader investigation comes as he announced civil suits against eight top...
Power of attorney offers peace of mind
On the spectrum of issues people want to think about, setting up a power of attorney is very low on the list. Although sometimes a difficult subject to think about or discuss, everyone should have a power of attorney.
Ashton Kutcher's Lawyer: Cheating Report Is All "Lies"
A 21-year-old girl is quoted as saying that she "made love on his living room couch while Demi was out of town." In a statement, Kutcher's lawyer, Marty Singer, tells UsMagazine.com : "Star Magazine continuously publishes lies about Ashton Kutcher and many other celebrities.
Corporations not out of control, lawyer says
Corporations not out of control, lawyer says
City lawyer "altered" CCMC officer's letter to PhilHealth
Cebu City Medical Center credit officer Lourdes Archua claimed a city lawyer altered her letter report to PhilHealth about the lost of the 28 checks.
Associate: Lawyer has RM200m
BANTING: The Datuk lawyer implicated in the murders of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others is said to have personal wealth of more than RM200 million.
Attorney General's Office Files Lawsuit Against Eight Bell Leaders
The California attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against 8 former and current leaders of the tiny city of Bell stemming from a salary scandal that captured national attention.
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.
ACLU, NAACP put pressure on county attorney in gang strike force case
Two civil rights groups are calling on the Hennepin County attorney to present evidence from the Metro Gang Strike Force to a grand jury for possible criminal charges.
Madison Republican Attorney Charged in Sunday Bomb Threat
Well-known local Republican James Byrne, a former member of the town's Planning & Zoning Commission and an attorney with a practice in Hartford, was taken into custody by Madison...
Lawyer: Smith case prosecutor encouraged perjury
A defense lawyer angrily accused a prosecutor of encouraging perjury by a key witness at the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial.
Lawyer for Fort Hood shooting suspect says he'll seek to bar press, public from upcoming hearing 12:36 PM CT
"I think it's necessary to ensure he can eventually get a fair trial at Fort Hood," the defense lawyer, a retired colonel, tells News 8.
Lawyer for Fort Hood shooting suspect says he'll seek to bar press, public from upcoming hearing 12:36 PM CT
"I think it's necessary to ensure he can eventually get a fair trial at Fort Hood," the defense lawyer, a retired colonel, tells News 8.
Lawyer for Fort Hood shooting suspect says he'll seek to bar press, public from upcoming hearing 12:36 PM CT
"I think it's necessary to ensure he can eventually get a fair trial at Fort Hood," the defense lawyer, a retired colonel, tells News 8.
District Attorney urges fire victims to use caution hiring contractors | © 2010 Longmont Times-Call ...
BOULDER - The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office is warning residents who lost homes in the Fourmile Fire to carefully consider offers to rebuild.
Calif attorney general's office sues former, current leaders in city hit by pay scandal
The California attorney general's office sued eight former and current Bell city officials on Wednesday, accusing them of fraud, conspiracy and wasting taxpayers money by approving huge salary i...
Lawyer: Smith case prosecutor encouraged perjury
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A defense lawyer angrily accused a prosecutor of encouraging perjury by a key witness at the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial.
Accused Fort Hood Gunman’s Attorney Seeks Closed Hearing
The attorney who represents accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan wants officials to close the hearing that will determine whether Hasan stands trial.
Close race for Democratic nomination for attorney general - From the Poughkeepsie Journal
ALBANY — The race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general was tight Tuesday night as five candidates were vying for the party's nomination.
Wife in NY hotel killing seeks free lawyer
A Florida woman accused of having her husband killed to get at his millions said Wednesday that she can't afford her Manhattan lawyer and wants the government to pay his fees.
APNewsBreak: Wisconsin district attorney 'sexted' domestic abuse victim while prosecuting ex
A prominent Wisconsin district attorney sent repeated text messages trying to spark an affair with a domestic abuse victim while he was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend, a police report shows. ...
Balt. State's Attorney's Race Too Close To Call
Arguably one of the most contentious races is for Baltimore City State's Attorney, which is still very much up in the air. Challenger Gregg Bernstein is leading incumbent Pat Jessamy 49 to 47 percent. Right now, the race is too close to call.
Fort Hood suspect's attorney wants hearing closed over fears of inability for a fair trial
FORT WORTH, Texas - The media and others should not be allowed to hear testimony next month from about three dozen survivors of last year's Fort Hood shooting rampage because the suspect, an Army psychiatrist, will be unable to get a fair trial, his attorney said Wednesday.
Fort Hood suspect's attorney seeks closed hearing
The Fort Hood shooting suspect's attorney wants to close a key hearing over concerns that his client cannot get a fair trial on the sprawling Texas Army post. Fort Hood - Texas - United States - Military - Army
Hasan's Attorney Seeks Closed Hearing
The Fort Hood shooting suspect's attorney wants to close a key hearing over concerns that his client cannot get a fair trial on the sprawling Texas Army post.
Attorney of Randolph chaperone convicted of child endangerment files appeal to question jurors
Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger Donald Hertel reacts after hearing that the jury has not come to a verdict in his trial and will resume deliberations, in this April 2010 photo. Hertel is on trial in Superior Court in Morristown on charges...
Hearings set for local attorney, wife on tax charges
A local attorney and his wife will face separate hearings in Oneida County Court next month regarding statements they allegedly made to police about whether they filed state income tax returns.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell sues Transocean over Gulf oil spill
Louisiana's attorney general is asking a federal judge to rule that the owner of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig is liable for some of the oil that gushed out of a blown-out well on the bottom of the Gulf of...
CA attorney general to look at Vernon salaries
The California attorney general's office has served a subpoena on the industrial city of Vernon as part of its expanding investigation into questionable salaries of city officials.
State’s attorney unveils new holiday alcohol-testing program
Plans for a new holiday alcohol-testing program were revealed Tuesday by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.