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Wis lawyer: Vote fraud laws stacked against blacks
Associated Press - October 17, 2010 11:05 AM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Two black men charged with voting illegally in 2008 say Wisconsin's voter fraud statutes are stacked against...
Wis lawyer: Vote fraud laws stacked against blacks
Associated Press - October 17, 2010 11:05 AM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Two black men charged with voting illegally in 2008 say Wisconsin's voter fraud statutes are stacked against...
City attorney seeks judge's recusal
Thelma Grimes/San Pedro Valley News-Sun After filing a motion asking Cochise County Superior Court Judge Stephen Desens to reconsider an earlier ruling that went against the city, Benson City Attorney Michael Massee followed up with a motion for the judge to recuse himself completely.
State’s attorney clears sergeant in weapons probe
NEW BRITAIN – State’s Attorney Scott Murphy has determined that no weapons procured by a Bristol sergeant who stowed the guns in a locked cabinet within the city’s detective division were connected to pending criminal cases.
Rahnavard calls for release of detained Iranian lawyer
Kaleme website reports that Rahnavard especially urged Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani to release the many women political prisoners writing: "It is not befitting of a regime that is known as an Islamic country to hold these women in prisons."
BOE panel considers not hiring attorney
The attorney contract committee of the Cumberland County Board of Education is discussing if the board needs a full-time attorney on retainer or if it should hire an attorney when the need arises.
Lawyer: Vote Fraud Laws Stacked Against Blacks
MADISON, Wis. -- Two black men charged with voting illegally in 2008 said Wisconsin's voter fraud statutes are stacked against African-Americans because they're convicted of felonies more often.
Attorney general candidates square off on News 13
Expect some heated exchanges when the candidates for attorney general square off on television Monday night.
AG candidate Rainville wants to set politics aside in top lawyers office
Robert E. Rainville says the attorney general's office is no place for parties - Democratic, Republican, Moderate or whatever.
AG candidate Rainville wants to set politics aside in top lawyer's office
Robert E. Rainville says the attorney general’s office is no place for parties — Democratic, Republican, Moderate or whatever.
My legal hero: Benedict Birnberg
The champion of civil liberties and human rights started the careers of generations of lawyers Benedict Birnberg, solicitor advocate and pioneer radical lawyer, is an unlikely colossus. Mild and understated in manner and appearance, he has a fire in his belly and passion for justice that has caused him to tower over his contemporaries for more than four decades. Several generations of lawyers ...
Pine Bluff city attorney wants more legal funds
For the second time this year, Pine Bluff's city attorney has asked the city council to replenish its legal fee account.
Troubled kids not just numbers
Kim Brooks Tandy cringes when she opens a letter that refers to a client by a number. She's a lawyer who represents kids in juvenile jails or dealing with drug abuse, broken homes or some other crisis. Many get a case number, and Tandy doesn't like the way it sticks with them.
Is DIY Estate Planning A Prudent Use Of Even $1?
Prudent Uses of $1,000 On October 12, 2010, Scott R. Zucker (attorney licensed in Virginia, Maryland
Prominent lawyer, outdoorsman dies at 72
There is no question that the spirit of “Jimmy” Ming joined his hunting buddies when they headed out for the first day of pheasant hunting season this week, says one of them.
Experience is issue in judge race
Experience and impartiality have become topics on the campaign trail for a seat on the district court in Boone and Gallatin counties.
Lawyer questions ASIC role in Storm collapse
More than 150 people have attended a public meeting in Townsville in north Queensland to discuss the collapse of the former investment firm, Storm Financial, in 2008.
Homeowners in Limbo
Across the U.S., the mortgage mess is deepening the anxiety and uncertainty swirling around homeowners who are facing foreclosure.
Ken Saffold, 'drum major for justice'
The prosecutor and attorney worked to level the playing field for all Americans, acquaintances said.
Attorney general race is Democrats’ best chance
More than a half century has passed since the state attorney general’s seat has been open and up for grabs on Election Day. For seven decades, Georgia governors have appointed a series of AGs who ...
Estate planning: nothing without power of attorney
Daniel O. Tully A durable power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents.
Protecting Your Rights With A San Francisco Criminal Attorney
San Francisco - San Francisco, CA 10/12/10 -- Michael Sullivan would like to announce the creation of his new website http://www.sanfranciscocriminald to offer visitors a thorough explanation of criminal charges and the appropriate measures for selecting an attorney to advocate on your behalf.
Expert Witnesses Invited To Advertise In 9th Annual Guide Published By The State Bar Of Arizona
Phoenix - (1888PressRelease) Guide will be published in both the print and online editions of the March 2011 issue of Arizona Attorney magazine, the official state bar journal.
Durham Attorney Tells Personal Story to Support October 30th Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser
Triangle - For Durham Attorney Philip Mullins, the fight against Juvenile Diabetes is a personal cause. Mullins has two sons who were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age five and two. Today, at age eleven and seven, they’re doing very well in school and are active, but with a lot of supervision.
Attorney General Greg Abbott 's record mixed on meeting campaign pledges
The Republicah, who's seeking a third term against Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky, has won praise for his efforts to open government records, patrol cyberspace and train more nurses to help sex assault victims - all campaign initiatives he touted repeatedly in the 2002 campaign. But other parts of his agenda have fallen flat or come to fruition without his involvement.
B.C. Attorney-General seeks cultural shift from RCMP in new contract
Ministers looking for direct line of accountability between Mounties and provincial jurisdictions
B.C. Attorney-General seeks cultural shift from RCMP in new contract
Ministers looking for direct line of accountability between Mounties and provincial jurisdictions
Protect your identity: Free shred-a-thon set for Oct. 23 in Asheville
RALEIGH — Attorney General Roy Cooper is urging North Carolina consumers to take advantage of free shredding events to safely destroy old financial documents.
Tight race expected for McLennan County district attorney
The race offers a true contrast in style and personality. Incumbent John Segrest is meticulous in his tought process and stays out of the limelight. Abel Reyna is intelligent, gregarious and a people person.
Oklahoma Elections 2010: Experience, federal government at issue in attorney general race
BY JOHN ESTUS Democrat Jim Priest and Republican Scott Pruitt are vying to be Oklahoma's next attorney general. Priest has more courtroom experience, but Pruitt says he has more diverse professional experience. Read more on NewsOK.com
Suu-Kyi wants to tweet
Her lawyer says the Myanmar activist is computer- and tech-savvy.
Sosilawati case: Two lawyers brothers struck off the roll
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer who was charged last week with the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three associates, lost his appeal on an earlier decision by the Legal Profession Disciplinary Board to bar him from practice.
Lawyer’s blunder leaves accident victims in the lurch
When an East Hartford man who was wounded and whose passenger was killed in a Hartford police shooting in 2005 fled and crashed his car into another vehicle at an intersection, injuring occupants of the other car, he arguably created a dream scenario for a plaintiff’s lawyer.
Judgment upheld in lawyer impersonation
The state Appellate Court has upheld a $73,000 judgment that Wesley S. Spears, a lawyer who formerly practiced in the Hartford area, won against another Hartford lawyer, Joseph S. Elder, based on the accusation that Elder impersonated Spears in telephone conversations with a police officer investigating possible misconduct.
Legality of PAD arrest warrants challenged
A lawyer on Monday submitted a petition to the Criminal Court asking it to suspend warrants for the arrest of five People's Alliance for Democracy leaders over the blockade of Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports in late 2008.
Sosilawati case: Two lawyer brothers struck off the roll
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer who was charged last week with the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three associates, lost his appeal on an earlier decision by the Legal Profession Disciplinary Board to bar him from practice.
Attorney general's race pits DAs from opposite ends of state, political spectrum
Kamala Harris, Steve Cooley often leave issues by the wayside to trade attacks
Sosilawati case: Two lawyer brothers struck off the roll
Monday, October 18th, 2010 13:14:00 KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer who was charged last week with the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three associates, lost his appeal on an earlier decision by the Legal Profession Disciplinary Board to bar him from practice. N. Pathmanabhan and his brother Surendran, had obtained a stay pending an appeal to the court against the board’s ...
Attorney, media owner named to Mo. college board
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a lawyer and a media company owner to the state's Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The governor on Wednesday named Thomas Strong of Springfield and Dalton Wright of Conway to the state board responsible for overseeing the Department of Higher Education.
State's attorney candidate rebuts attack on experience
SALISBURY -- W. Seth Mitchell portrays himself as the chiseled veteran in the race for Wicomico County state's attorney. He has 23 years of courtroom experience, including time as a prosecutor, public defender and private practice defense attorney.
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.
The Lawyer Who Reined In the Rubber Stampers and Robo-Signers
With a firestorm still raging over revelations that loan-servicing companies used "robo-signers" to churn out affidavits used to foreclose on massive numbers of homes, the origins of the controversy are becoming clearer.
Lawyer: Slain radio newsman lured teen to NYC home
A teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met through Craigslist was lured to the man's apartment for illegal sex, his lawyer said Monday at the start of the boy's trial on a charge of second-degree...
Lawyer: Slain radio newsman lured teen to NYC home
A teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met through Craigslist was lured to the man's apartment for illegal sex, his lawyer said Monday at the start of the boy's trial on a charge of second-degree...
Three hurt in motorbike smash
A woman lawyer is in critical condition after her motorcycle and a car collided while she was out riding with other bikers in Tai Po early yesterday. The car driver and another motorcyclist were also hurt.
Record mixed for Abbott in meeting pledges
When Republican Greg Abbott first ran for attorney general in 2002, he sketched a full agenda - pledging to aid sex assault victims, launch an FBI-like border security office and nudge Texas toward an era of transparency.
Two lawyer brothers in Sosilawati case struck off the roll
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer who was charged last week with the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three associates, lost his appeal on an earlier decision by the Legal Profession Disciplinary Board to bar him from practice.
Lawyer: Slain radio newsman lured teen to NYC home
A teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met through Craigslist was lured to the man's apartment for illegal sex, his lawyer said Monday at the start of the boy's trial on a charge of second-degree murder.
Two lawyer brothers in Sosilawati case struck off the roll
Monday, October 18th, 2010 13:14:00 KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer who was charged last week with the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three associates, lost his appeal on an earlier decision by the Legal Profession Disciplinary Board to bar him from practice. N. Pathmanabhan and his brother Surendran, had obtained a stay pending an appeal to the court against the board’s ...