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Lawyer: Texas arson case prosecutor shows bias
An Innocence Project attorney on Friday questioned the impartiality of a prosecutor leading a state science panel's probe of an arson investigation that led to the execution of a Texas man.
Minneapolis attorney agrees to disbarment
A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has agreed to be disbarred.
Attorney: Dunn suspended from classes at Baylor
Baylor guard LaceDarius Dunn was suspended from classes by the university Thursday amid allegations that the star player hit his girlfriend during a domestic dispute, his attorney said.
Syracuse lawyer arraigned on fraud, grand larceny charges
A Syracuse bankruptcy attorney was arraigned on several charges stemming from illegally taking money from clients while failing to do any of the work for which he was paid.
Lawyer says Texas science panel chairman who called executed man 'guilty monster' is biased
An attorney on Friday questioned the impartiality of a prosecutor leading a state science panel's probe of an arson investigation that led to the execution of a Texas man.
Domestic Abuse Victim's Attorney Files Lawsuit Against Ken Kratz
The suit asks a federal court to declare the Constitutional rights of domestic abuse victim Stephanie Van Groll were violated when Ken Kratz sent her inappropriate text messages while prosecuting her former boyfriend for strangling and suffocating her.
Attorney general says US will enforce its marijuana laws even if California voters legalize
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. government will "vigorously enforce" federal laws against marijuana even if voters next month make California the first state to legalize pot, Attorney General Eric Holder says.
Attorney general says US will still enforce its marijuana laws if California voters legalize
SAN FRANCISCO - Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will enforce its marijuana laws in California even if voters next month make the state the first in the nation to legalize the drug.
Attorney Michael Fox Asks for Declaration of Rights for Victim of “Sexting” by Former WI. DA Kratz and Reveals ...
Attorney Michael Fox, of Fox & Fox, S.C., has asked a Federal Court to declare that the Constitutional rights of domestic abuse victim S.V. were violated, in a lawsuit being filing against former WI District Attorney Ken Kratz.
Mel Gibson - Grigorievas Lawyer Gibson Is A Deadbeat Dad
A lawyer for MEL GIBSON's ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA has branded the troubled actor a "deadbeat dad", accusing him of falling behind on child support...
Attorney Michael Fox Asks for Declaration of Rights for Victim of “Sexting” by Former WI. DA Kratz and Reveals ...
MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attorney Michael Fox, of Fox & Fox, S.C., has asked a Federal Court to declare that the Constitutional rights of domestic abuse "sexting" victim S.V. were violated.
Criminal Complaint Filed Against Colorado Attorney General
A confrontation involving Attorney General John Suthers at a rally may have gone too far.
Grigorieva's lawyer: 'Gibson is a deadbeat dad'
A lawyer for Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has branded the troubled actor a "deadbeat dad", accusing him of falling behind on child support payments.
COURT: Defense attorney renews request for mistrial in Columbia Park murder case
Defense attorney Michael Iaria renewed his request for a mistrial in a murder case this morning, say
Rangel loses ethics lawyer
The New York Democrat has parted ways with his lead defense attorneys in the case.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Oksana's Lawyer: 'Mel Gibson Is A Deadbeat Dad'
The lawyer for Oksana Grigorieva has hit out at the multi-millionaire actor Mel Gibson , saying he is paying no child support for their infant daughter Lucia. Speaking exclusively to RadarOnline.com, Lisa Bloom , who joined Team Oksana on Thursday, said: “Mel Gibson, at this point, is a deadbeat dad.” PHOTOS: Oksana Through The Years “He is well behind on his court ordered child support, causing ...
Wis. opens criminal probe into ex-DA
Wisconsin has opened a criminal investigation into a district attorney who resigned after several women said he abused his power to seek sexual relationships, the state Justice Department confirmed Friday.
Minneapolis attorney agrees to disbarment
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has agreed to be disbarred. John Paul St. Marie was charged this July with six felony counts of promoting prostitution. The complaint alleges
Attorney general says US will still enforce its marijuana laws if California voters legalize
Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will enforce its marijuana laws in California even if voters next month make the state the first in the nation to legalize the drug.
Grigorieva's lawyer: 'Gibson is a deadbeat dad'
A lawyer for Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has branded the troubled actor a "deadbeat dad", accusing him of falling behind on child support payments.
Ind. ethics chief pursuing case against attorney
An ethics flap enveloping the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has grown deeper with the filing of a complaint alleging a former agency official broke state ethics laws when he pursued a job with the state's largest power company.
Attorney General Candidate Stops in Macon
Hodges was District Attorney in Albany for 12 years and says that experience makes him qualified for the job.
BofA paying $5M of Countrywide exec's forfeiture
A lawyer for one of the Countrywide Financial Corp. executives who agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement with federal regulators says part of his penalty will be paid by the company's current owner, Bank of America.
BofA paying $5M of Countrywide exec's forfeiture
A lawyer for one of the Countrywide Financial Corp. executives who agreed to a multimillion-dollar settlement with federal regulators says part of his penalty will be paid by the company's current owner, Bank of America.
State opens criminal probe into ex-Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz
Wisconsin has opened a criminal investigation into a district attorney who resigned after several women said he abused his power to seek sexual relationships, the state Justice Department confirmed Friday.
Prop 19 proponent hits back at Attorney General Holder
“As will be shown on Nov. 2, Californians are not going to let politicians in Washington, DC tell them how to vote,” reads a statement from Joseph McNamara, a retired San Jose chief of police.
Ohio Attorney General Seeks Order Halting Some GMAC Foreclosures, Sales
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray asked a court to keep Ally Financial Inc. ’s GMAC mortgage unit from completing foreclosure sales based on faulty affidavits.
Attorney general candidates appear on 'Political Roundtable'
The five men running for attorney general of Rhode Island discuss everything from public corruption to gang violence.
Ozawa sues government over indictment process
Democratic Party of Japan kingpin Ichiro Ozawa sued the government Friday, claiming a judicial panel's move to indict him for falsifying political funds reports is illegal and invalid. Ozawa's lawyer also filed for an injunction to stop the Tokyo District Court from selecting attorneys who will act as prosecutors in the trial. The court has asked the Daini Tokyo Bar Association to recommend ...
Ohio's attorney general files injunction against Ally
Ohio's top law enforcement official, firing another shot across the bow of Ally Financial, asked a judge on Friday to stop the sale of foreclosed homes in cases that relied on faulty paperwork.
Attorney general says US will still enforce its marijuana laws even if Calif. voters legalize
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is warning that the federal government will not look the other way, as it has with medical marijuana, if voters next month make California the first state to legalize pot.
Attorney Admits Deceiving Investigators
A federal judge investigating the disappearance of evidence in a long running court case heard a surprising admission Friday from a D.C. Police attorney. Ron Harris admitted under oath he deliberately deceived investigators working for the D.C. City Council.
Mayor’s attorney denies Dwek claim
BY KENNY WALTER Staff Writer LONG BRANCH — The attorney for Long Branch Mayor Adam Schneider has denied a claim that Schneider was once bribed by former developer and FBI informant Solomon Dwek. read more
DuPage prosecutor Joe Birkett to seek appellate judgeship
DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett said today that he is seeking appointment to an appellate court judgeship. Illinois Appellate Court Justice Jack O'Malley, one of nine justices in the 2nd District, which covers 13 northern Illinois counties outside of Cook County, originally filed to retain his position in the Nov. 2 general election. However, according to the Illinois State Board ...
Florida Attorney General candidates outline pill mill plans
The two candidates for Florida attorney general agree on this: pill mills are bad. They decry the number of overdose deaths - seven a day statewide - and the influx of Appalachian drug dealers and addicts spawned by lax laws and an explosion of cash-only pain clinics in Florida. Both candidates said more needs to be done and wiping out pill mills will be a top priority if elected. People call ...
State Attorney Drops Charges Against 11-Year-Old Autistic Child
State Attorney Drops Charges Against 11-Year-Old Autistic Child who was originally charged with two felonies for battery on a school official.
Hoosier lawyers get waiting period before contacting victims
Injured in an accident? Need a lawyer? Don't expect to hear from one right away. Starting Jan. 1, Indiana attorneys will have to wait 30 days before contacting accident victims or their families under a new state Supreme Court rule announced Friday.
Contra Costa Times editorial: L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley is best choice for attorney general
THE CONTEST for California's next attorney general features two worthy, well-known law-enforcement officials: Republican Steve Cooley, a longtime Los Angeles district attorney, and Democrat Kamala Harris, San Francisco's district attorney.
States Attorney Seeks Death Penalty
The Peoria County States Attorney will seek the death penalty for a man charged with setting a fire that killed four people in April.
U.S. attorney’s talk on violence gets personal
Deborah Gilg, U.S. attorney for Nebraska, recalled growing up in a home wracked by alcohol abuse and domestic violence.
Attorney Claims Teen Innocent In Deadly Crash
Ethan Van Sice faces 20 years in prison.
Twin City man fires lawyer in attempted murder case
BLOOMINGTON — A Twin City man accused of attempted murder told ajudge Friday he has fired his lawyer and asked for permission totravel to Washington, D.C., to discuss his case with the U.S.Justice Department.
Attorney General calls veterans charity chief a corrupt, money-laundering thief
CINCINNATI - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray laid down the hammer Friday on a man he says took millions of dollars in donations but never delivered to the Navy veterans in whose names he solicited funds.
Minneapolis attorney agrees to disbarment
A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has agreed to be disbarred.
Hoosier lawyers get waiting period before contacting victims
Injured in an accident? Need a lawyer? Don't expect to hear from one right away. Starting Jan. 1, Indiana attorneys will have to wait 30 days before contacting accident victims or their families under a new state Supreme Court rule announced Friday.
U.S. Attorney General opposes California marijuana bill
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says federal authorities will continue to prosecute individuals for possession of marijuana in California even if voters there approve a ballot measure legalizing recreational use of the drug.
Broward judge denies firm's bid to stop foreclosure inquiry
A Broward County judge's ruling on Friday gives Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum the right to continue his investigation into a Plantation foreclosure law firm.
U.S. attorney general vows to fight pot in California
U.S. attorney general vows to fight pot in California
Nye County district attorney to resign in plea deal
PAHRUMP -- Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett has agreed to leave office two months early and undergo alcohol counseling as part of a plea agreement unveiled in Justice Court on Friday.
Feds oppose legalising pot in California
Attorney General Eric Holder is warning that the federal government will not look the other way if voters next month make California the first state to legalise pot.