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DA releases attorney pro tem files to Wooten's attorney
Members of the Collin County District Attorney's Office avoided having to take the witness stand by releasing the documents that appointed an attorney pro tem to investigate a Collin County district judge.
Attorney General's Race: DeWine pledges action against health-care law
By JIM PROVANCE BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF COLUMBUS — Four years ago, then-U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine was staring at an Ohio Democratic voter wave that swept him and nearly every other Republican from statewide office. Now polls suggest the wind may be at his and other Republicans' backs as he seeks a return to public life as Ohio attorney general. "People were mad in '06," Mr. DeWine said. "I would ...
Attorney General's Race: Cordray touts his efforts to recoup pension losses
By JIM PROVANCE BLADE COLUMBUS BUREAU CHIEF COLUMBUS—While "Ohio versus Wall Street" has become the mantra in the governor's race, that battle has been taking place for some time in courts across the country. Since taking office less than two years ago in the wake of scandal-plagued Marc Dann's resignation, Attorney General Richard Cordray has filed or continued lawsuits against insurance giant ...
Collin County district attorney says he doesn't want to escalate conflict with state district judge
Collin County District Attorney John Roach has a favorite saying: "I'm a friendly guy, but I have no friends."
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Young lawyer stands up to aggressive bus driver
A young woman stood up to an “aggressive” bus driver last Thursday after she was disgusted by what she described as his racist treatment of an African family.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Lawyer stands up to ‘racist’ bus driver
Malta's Rosa Park? Yanika Bugeja walked off the bus and filed a police report. Photo: Mark Micallef A young woman stood up to an “aggressive” bus driver last Thursday after she was disgusted by what she described as his racist treatment of an African family.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Challenger hurls allegations in Somerset state's attorney race
PRINCESS ANNE -- A veteran prosecutor and her former deputy will face off in November in what is probably the most-watched Somerset County state's attorney race in decades.
Crusading eminent domain lawyer a man of the people
The cell phone won’t stop ringing. It is election season, after all, and it seems as if everybody from every party wants a piece of Kermitt Waters.
Court fight continues for lawyer, nursing home chain
A protracted legal battle over threats that a Des Moines lawyer allegedly made to executives at Iowa’s largest nursing home chain is continuing.
Attorney general candidate Schneiderman outlines plan to fight illegal guns
Eric Schneiderman, the Democratic candidate for state attorney general, was in Rochester on Saturday.
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.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Mother defends gun siege lawyer
The mother of Mark Saunders, the barrister killed by police marksmen in a five-hour stand-off, insists he posed no danger to the public.
Merrill: Once An Attorney, Always An Attorney?
A campaign brochure for Denise Merrill, the Democrats' nominee for secretary of the state in the Nov. 2 election, says: "A mother, teacher, attorney and new grandmother, Denise brought her real-world experience to the Legislature, where she was eventually elected by her colleagues to serve as Majority Leader."
Playboy Indonesia editor's lawyer criticizes court
Judges were wrong to use the criminal code instead of Indonesia's press law when Playboy Indonesia's former editor was sentenced to two years in prison for publishing pictures of scantily clothed women, the editor's lawyer said.
Playboy Indonesia editor's lawyer criticizes court
Judges were wrong to use the criminal code instead of Indonesia's press law when Playboy Indonesia's former editor was sentenced to two years in prison for publishing pictures of scantily clothed women, the editor's lawyer said.
Editor's lawyer slams court
JAKARTA - JUDGES were wrong to use the criminal code instead of Indonesia's press law when Playboy Indonesia's former editor was sentenced to two years in prison for publishing pictures of scantily clothed women, the editor's lawyer said. Erwin Arnada began his sentence on Saturday in a case that has satisfied Islamic hard-liners but has angered free speech activists in the world's most populous ...
Attorney General warns agencies of paying volunteer employees during the shutdown
The Office of the Attorney General has warned all agencies and departments on the consequences they would face if they pay their employees who performed as “volunteers” during the seven-day shutdown.
Limtiaco meets election commission
United States Attorney Alicia A.G. Limtiaco visited the island last Friday and met with representatives of the local agencies that would take part in the upcoming congressional election next month.
Lawyer says Saluta has legal status to stay
Noel Saluta has a legal status to remain in the CNMI because he has a pending labor case, among other reasons, according to attorney Robert H. Myers Jr. yesterday.
Lawyer to stand for Labour in Wairarapa
High-profile civil liberties lawyer Michael Bott will contest the Wairarapa electorate next year for Labour, having resigned as chairman of the Council for Civil Liberties.
Fort Hood suspect's lawyer used to abuse
KILLEEN, Texas, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The lawyer for the mass killing suspect at Fort Hood, Texas, isn't a stranger to controversy, other lawyers say.
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.
Lawyer: Israeli soldier charged with taking classified material on Iran's nuclear program
JERUSALEM - The Israeli army says a military court has indicted a soldier for unauthorized possession of a USB drive containing classified information.
Trinidad pair to be tried in U.S. over airport fraud
Trinidad and Tobago's attorney general has cleared the extradition to the United States of two local businessmen wanted on fraud and corruption charges relating to the construction of Trinidad's $1.6 billion Piarco international airport terminal.
Lawyer: Israeli soldier charged with taking classified material on Iran's nuclear program
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says a military court has indicted a soldier for unauthorized possession of a USB drive containing classified information.
Potential perjury in claim against attorney
A reader whose mother's estate is mired in a costly probate proceeding in Fairfield County wants to know how to lodge a complaint about her lawyer. The procedure in the state of Connecticut is called a "grievance" and should not be treated lightly.
Man free in Canada after terror plea deal to end solitary confinement: lawyer
born Canadian was a free man upon his return from the U.S. where he spent nearly seven years in prison on a terrorism-related charge, his lawyer said Sunday.
Man free in Canada after terror plea deal: lawyer
A Somali-born Canadian was a free man upon his return from the U.S. where he spent nearly seven years in prison on a terrorism-related charge, his lawyer said Sunday.
DPP denies improper link to lawyer
VICTORIA'S chief prosecutor says claims of an "inappropriate" relationship with a young solicitor in his office have been distressing for his family.
Coming Monday: U.S. attorney reflects on service
Appointed to the top spot by President George W. Bush in 2000, Sheldon Sperling has had a 25-year career in the office.
Jay Mariotti lawyer Debra Wong Yang in legal tangle with police union
The head of the Los Angeles police union said a police commission member crossed a line when she represented a TV personality charged with domestic violence.
Wellington lawyer to contest Wairarapa for Labour
Wellington-based lawyer Michael Bott has been chosen as the Labour Party candidate for the Wairarapa seat in next year's election. read more
N.J. Attorney General Dow to form task force for tracking police misconduct allegations
The Star-Ledger reported last month that N.J.-wide records from 2000-2008 show 90,423 complaints recorded, but only 86,925 dispositions
N.J. AG reworking guidelines on tracking police misconduct complaints
Attorney General Paula Dow is reworking guidelines for tracking police misconduct allegations, which are collected annually by her office but have been hampered by inaccurate record keeping.
A sour deal, and a fight over settling a lawsuit
Six who helped bring criminal charges against Mark Brivik divide over deal to resolve lawsuit against attorney.
Jailed lawyer sues ex-partner
Three years ago, former Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools attorney John McCormick lost his law license after skipping town under accusations of embezzlement.
Cocoa adjusts records policies
Three years passed before an attorney from Miami picked up $300 worth of public records requests from the Cocoa City Clerk's office.
Hate-crime act expands minority protections
Armed with expanded authority to prosecute hate crimes, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona has taken to the road to drum up business for its civil-rights division, advising minority groups about protections and offering law-enforcement training on how to recognize and investigate hate-driven activities.
Dallas County district attorney candidates disagree on taking helm of prosecutions
While Democratic incumbent Craig Watkins and Republican rival Danny Clancy squabble over whether district attorneys should personally prosecute cases, experts agree that although it happens and can help a campaign, it isn't necessarily an effective way to run a large district attorney's office.
Officer's Attorney Has Different Story
The attorney for the Phoenix police officer who was arrested after he shot an unarmed man on Sunday said he has serious doubts that is what happened -- while the Latino community is angry an officer who shot and killed a man is out on bond.
Lawyer who risked it all to help China dancer inspires film
The story of Charles Foster's 21-hour ordeal to block Li Cunxin's forced repatriation to China made international headlines in 1981 and is chronicled in the movie Mao's Last Dancer , which is playing at the Landmark River Oaks Theatre.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Attorney general wants review of insurance rates
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has asked state Insurance Commissioner Thomas Sullivan to reconsider rate hikes as high as 50 percent that he has granted Aetna and Anthem.
District attorney asks for simple fix, gets complications
County employees’ salaries and benefits have been a hot topic recently, and given the new adopted budget, they may have been deemed a thing of the past. But during the Collin County Commissioners’ Court meeting Monday, District Attorney John Roach addressed the court looking for a little help.
District attorney asks for simple fix, gets complications
County employees’ salaries and benefits have been a hot topic recently, and given the new adopted budget, they may have been deemed a thing of the past. But during the Collin County Commissioners’ Court meeting Monday, District Attorney John Roach addressed the court looking for a little help.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.