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Archbishop McCarthy teen coping, preparing for surgery, lawyer says
Palida 'Monica' Pongpluempitichai, 17, has support from large family, friends In the photo, Palida "Monica" Pongpluempitichai has big eyes and a beautiful smile.
Strip club lawyer seeks compromise
A Jackson attorney representing Danny's Cabaret said today he has contacted the city in an effort to put to rest the controversy over the strip club's suggestive billboards.
Casey Anthony attorney Linda Kenney Baden leaves defense team
Long-time Casey Anthony defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden has left the defense team citing financial limitations in continuing to represent her.
McHenry state's attorney Bianchi pleads not guilty to corruption charges
McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi will ask that corruption charges filed against him be dismissed, his attorney said Friday as Bianchi formally pleaded not guilty to allegations he ordered employees to do political work for him on county time.Bianchi, 67, entered not guilty pleas to charges of obstructing justice and conspiracy for allegedly requiring employees in his office to do ...
NY attorney speaks out in support of Pace student
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Supporters and community activists gathered on Friday afternoon in support of the Pace University student shot and killed by a New York police officer.
Times/USC poll: Cooley leads in attorney general's race
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, a Republican, holds a narrow lead over Democratic opponent Kamala Harris in the contentious race for California attorney general, aided greatly by voter support on his usually Democratic home turf, a new Los...
Casey Anthony lawyer quits over money issues
Long-time Casey Anthony defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden has left the defense team citing financial limitations in continuing to represent her.
Graham James lawyer and authorities talking
OTTAWA - More than a week after authorities issued a Canada-wide warrant for convicted sex offender Graham James, his lawyer says the former junior hockey coach remains committed to addressing nine new charges.
Suthers accuser charged with false reporting
Attorney General John Suthers was cleared of assault allegations Friday following an investigation by the Larimer County Sheriff, but his accuser now is charged with a crime.
Attorney for Gabe Watson says his client likely indicted in wife's Australian honeymoon drowning
Alabama attorney general's office won't say what grand jury decision was
Lawyer Arrested for Hate Crime Phone Call
One UAlbany student woke up with a man over her bed with a knife, exposing himself, and it's just one of a number of crimes being investigated in the so-called "student ghetto" of Albany. Ken Screven has the story.
State Attorney Seeks Death Penalty in Triple Homicide Case
A state attorney announces that he will seek the death penalty for two men charged in the murders of a Live Oak family.
Lawyer accused of trying to sneak pills into Pinellas jail
A defense lawyer was arrested today, accused of trying to sneak pain pills into the Pinellas County Jail.
Lawyer stepping down from Casey Anthony's defense team
Linda Kenney-Baden will step down from the Casey Anthony defense team.
Attorney for Baby Gabriel's mom claims detective violated rights
A defense motion claims an unauthorized interview wrecked any chance of a fair trial for Elizabeth Johnson, the Arizona mother accused of kidnapping 8-month-old Gabriel Johnson.
Decision 2010: District Attorney
CORPUS CHRISTI -- We round out the week with our profile on the candidates for District Attorney for 105th district, Mark Skurka and Anna Jimenez. To be fair, we flipped a coin to see who'd be first in our report, and on our website. Anna Jimenez (R) Interview transcript click here to watch the entire, unedited interview   KF: Anna Jimenez, thanks for coming by. AJ: Thank you for having me ...
McHenry state's attorney Bianchi pleads not guilty to corruption charges
McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi will ask that corruption charges filed against him be dismissed, his attorney said Friday as Bianchi formally pleaded not guilty to allegations he ordered employees to do political work for him on county time.Bianchi, 67, entered not guilty pleas to charges of obstructing justice and conspiracy for allegedly requiring employees in his office to do ...
Attorney general files suit against SC, North Aurora repair companies
The Illinois attorney general’s office filed suit this week against two local home repair companies, alleging they defrauded customers by taking payments but never completing the work. The lawsuit filed in Cook County charges Ex-Tream Con-Crete and Excellent Concrete with violating the Fraud Act and Home Repair Fraud Act. Three …
Lawyer Leaves Casey Anthony Defense Team
ORLANDO, Fla. -- One of Casey Anthony’s attorneys has decided to leave her defense team. Linda Kenney Baden filed a motion to withdraw as counsel on Friday.
Attorney James Neal, Watergate prosecutor, dies
Outside the courtroom, James F. Neal had an amiable, backslapping way with friends and foes alike. Inside the chamber, the face of one of America's greatest trial lawyers often became fixed in a steely gaze.
Attorney arrested on drug trafficking charges
Detectives arrested an attorney for trafficking Oxycodone pills with the intent to deliver them to the Pinellas County Jail on Friday.
A 'female Obama' seeks California attorney general post
She's been called "the female Obama" by some media, and the president even paid her a visit this week to help her political fortunes. Like Barack Obama, she aspires to a lot of firsts.
AG makes proposal to keep Fisk art on Tenn. campus
The state attorney general on Friday said a donor has come forward with enough money to allow Fisk University to keep its Stieglitz art collection and display the works on campus at no cost to the school.
3 vie for Washington, Hancock county district attorney
Three candidates with a wide variety of experience are vying for the post of district attorney for Washington and Hancock counties: Democrat Carletta "Dee" Bassano, ...
Florida Attorney General McCollum endorses Scott for Florida governor
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, who in August lost in the Republican governor's primary to candidate Rick Scott, issued a statement Friday...
District attorney reads to students
WILKES-BARRE – The Luzerne County district attorney reports a woman was seen walking backwards and upside down, dancing a jig with a pig and playing leap frog with a dog.
Attorney, aide seek seat on Council
Ernie Martin is an attorney and 23-year city official who says constituents have told him to fix basic services.
St. Petersburg attorney accused of smuggling pain pills into Pinellas jail
By Luis Perez, Times Staff Writer Friday, October 22, 2010 ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas Sheriff's deputies have arrested a local attorney on charges he tried to bring oxycodone pills to the Pinellas County Jail. Byron T. Christopher, 31, of St. Petersburg, was arrested Friday and charged with trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance. He was being held at the Pinellas County ...
Republican Attorney General Candidate Luther Strange Visits Madison
A man who could be Alabama's next Attorney General made a stop in Madison, and at 6' 9", it would be hard to miss Luther Strange! He may be known as "Big Luther" because of his height, but the candidate wants to be known for much more.
Attorney general candidates make their case during WPRO debate
They agree on repeal of 'good time' legislation for prisoners, need for cost containment; disagree on best man for job
Discharge from hospital of rescued miners is "early": lawyer
The lawyer of 31 of 33 rescued miners of San Jose mine in Chile, said on Friday that their discharge from hospital was "early." Edgardo Reinoso said that one of the rescued miners, Edison Pena, had to be hospitalized again after suffering a panic crisis on Thursday.
St. Petersburg lawyer accused of smuggling pain pills into Pinellas jail
By Luis Perez, Times Staff Writer Friday, October 22, 2010 ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas sheriff's deputies have arrested a local lawyer on charges he tried to bring oxycodone pills to the Pinellas County Jail. Byron T. Christopher, 31, of St. Petersburg, was arrested Friday and charged with trafficking in oxycodone and possession of a controlled substance. He was being held at the Pinellas County ...
James F. Neal dies at 81; formidable lawyer won victories on both sides of courtroom
The stocky, cigar-chomping ex-Marine sent Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa and top Watergate figures to prison, and saved film director John Landis and Ford Motor Co. from serious criminal charges. James F. Neal, a formidable lawyer who won noteworthy victories on both sides of the courtroom — as a prosecutor he sent Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa and top Watergate figures to prison, and as a defense ...
Attorney arrested for trafficking Oxycodone
Defense attorney Byron Christopher was arrested by Pinellas deputies Friday afternoon for trafficking Oxycodone with intend to deliver them to the Pinellas County Jail.
BC Rail trial cost $18 million, attorney general says
B.C. Attorney General Mike de Jong says the cost of the B.C. legislature raid case is $18 million.
Cross-examining the candidates for attorney general
To gauge their positions on a wide spectrum of issues, The Journal posed to the five candidates for attorney general questions ranging from their stands on gay marriage to whether they would take a salary cut as the state’s chief law-enforcement officer as part of an anticipated budget cut for the office.
Attorney general candidates make their case during WPRO debate
EAST PROVIDENCE –– The five men seeking to become the state’s next attorney general endeavored to make the case that they would be the voters’ best choice for that office during an hourlong debate Friday on radio station WPRO.
Attorney new holder of record moose rack
DIXVILLE (AP) – A New Hampshire attorney is the new holder of the state hunting record for the largest moose rack. Jack Middleton of Manchester was hunting with his son and a guide in Dixville when he shot the bull moose that had a rack with a width of 68.5 inches. That rack beat the previous record, set in 1996. State moose biologist Kristine Rines said Middleton’s moose weighed 775 pounds. It ...
Exclusive Poll: Republicans lead attorney general and two other state cabinet races
With less than two weeks until the general election, the candidates for Florida attorney general are making their differences known.
Attorney withdraws in Northwestern's battle with prosecutors
A lawyer abruptly withdrew Friday from representing a Northwestern University journalism professor in a court battle with Cook County prosecutors. Richard O'Brien, a partner with the law firm of Sidley Austin , didn't say why he was stepping down as counsel for David Protess but told the judge he had been incorrect when he previously said all the promised documents had been turned over to the ...
City Attorney Calls It Quits in Polk City
POLK CITY | The city's ongoing financial struggle has claimed a third municipal official.
Attorney withdraws in Northwestern's battle with prosecutors
Court fight centers on case of alleged wrongful conviction A lawyer abruptly withdrew Friday from representing a Northwestern University journalism professor in a court battle with Cook County prosecutors.
Attorney withdraws in NU's battle with prosecutors
Court fight centers on case of alleged wrongful conviction A lawyer abruptly withdrew Friday from representing a Northwestern University journalism professor in a court battle with Cook County prosecutors.
Attorney for Marian Morgan wants to talk with her Danish lawyer
Accused Ponzi schemer Marian Morgan's attorney is seeking permission to depose a Danish attorney
Iowa attorney general launches foreclosure probe amid fierce public outrage
DES MOINES - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, the man heading up a 50-state investigation into practices that generated mountains of flawed and possibly fraudulent foreclosure filings, understands the wave of anger the revelations have caused.
Dan Morain: High stakes, national spotlight in campaign for attorney general
Suddenly, California's race for attorney general has become nationalized – and the out-of-state players who have stepped into the campaign say a great deal about the candidates and the power of the office.
Winn. Co. State's Attorney to fight classmate's killer's parole
Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato routinely works to keep killers in prison, but an upcoming fight against parole goes beyond his professional duties.
Tarrant 'bad-juror list' can be kept private, Texas attorney general says
The lawyer who requested the list calls the decision an affront to open government.
Attorney James Neal, Watergate prosecutor, dies
Outside the courtroom, James F. Neal had an amiable, backslapping way with friends and foes alike. Inside the chamber, the face of one of America's greatest trial lawyers often became fixed in a steely gaze.
State lawyer charged with felony harassment for racist phone calls
Three months after an Albany couple began getting racist, threatening phone calls, Albany Police and the FBI make an arrest.