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Attorney General says county board, city clerk jobs conflict
When the Illinois attorney general was asked about a northern Illinois politician serving both on his county's board and as a city clerk, the opinion was that he could not hold both offices.
McKenna sues over Berkey defeat
OLYMPIA — Attorney General Rob McKenna sued a Seattle political consultant Friday, alleging the firm deliberately concealed the source of money used in its campaign to oust state Sen. Jean Berkey, D- Everett, in the primary.
Berkey could get new election if attorney general looks into campaign charges
The PDC rejects a settlement in the campaign effort to unseat the senator, asking the attorney general to for an investigation.
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Attorney charged in drug conspiracy just doing job, lawyer says
Tim Attalla was only doing his job as an attorney by advising a client to remain silent, his lawyer said Friday. The government, however, says he was helping carry out a drug conspiracy. And it offered recordings to prove it.
Lawyer claims unfair process
Saturday October 30, 2010 PITTSFIELD -- An applicant for a Pittsfield court job claims a member of a state judicial nominating panel with ties to
OmniSource innocent, company lawyer says
A not-guilty plea was entered Friday in Marion Superior Court on behalf of an Indianapolis scrap yard business accused of knowingly purchasing stolen metals.
Dallas County district attorney hopefuls make final push to get voters to polls
The last days of the race for Dallas County district attorney are defined by candidates playing to their base and making a play for the remaining undecided voters.
Lawyer claims unfair process
PITTSFIELD -- An applicant for a Pittsfield court job claims a member of a state judicial nominating panel with ties to another applicant’s wife took part in the screening process.
U.S. Attorney's Office sets up election fraud unit
LAS CRUCES - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Albuquerque has set up a special unit to handle any allegations of election fraud or voting rights abuses on or leading up to Tuesday's election.
U.S. Attorney's Office sets up election fraud unit
LAS CRUCES - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Albuquerque has set up a special unit to handle any allegations of election fraud or voting rights abuses on or leading up to Tuesday's election.
U.S. Attorney's Office sets up election fraud unit
LAS CRUCES - The U.S. Attorney s Office in Albuquerque has set up a special unit to handle any allegations of election fraud or voting rights abuses on or leading up to Tuesday s election.
Attorney charged in drug conspiracy just doing job, lawyer says
Tim Attalla was only doing his job as an attorney by advising a client to remain silent, his lawyer said Friday. The government, however, says he was helping carry out a drug conspiracy. And it offered recordings to prove it.
Cook on county attorney ticket
WAHOO – Justin Cook says his experience would serve him well as a prosecutor. Cook is a candidate by petition for Saunders County attorney.
Lawyer tells tearful story on why he killed
BRIDGEPORT -- Three years ago, Rita and Charles James , of Fairfield, were cheated out of seeing their son's name cleared by a jury when Jonathon Edington accepted a plea deal and was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fatally stabbing Barry James.
Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
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Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
Former Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney dies
Willard Robinson, the city's top prosecutor for 25 years, dies after battle with cancer NEWPORT NEWS — Former Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney Willard M. Robinson Jr. — who served as the city's chief prosecutor for 25 years — died Thursday after a yearlong battle with cancer.
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Defense attorney receives hero award
A longtime, well-respected Vancouver defense attorney has received the local hero award from the Washington State Bar Association.
Poll: Lt. governor, attorney general races tight
A new poll shows tight races for California lieutenant governor and attorney general, with a significant number of voters still undecided.
County attorney candidates defend qualifications
The challenger is “unqualified” and the incumbent is “rude,” according to candidates for Story County attorney.
Attorney defends timing of lawsuit
The attorney for a man who brought a federal lawsuit against Mower County sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Ellis denied Friday it was politically motivated.
Whistleblower attorney Stefani faces more misconduct charges
Detroit -- The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission has issued new charges of professional misconduct against a lawyer who made a deal in 2007 with Detroit's municipal lawyers to keep Kwame Kilpatrick's infamous text messages secret, then slipped a copy to a Detroit Free Press reporter.
Lawyer emphasizes Khadr’s age in address to jury
A military jury must decide whether Omar Khadr is an Al Qaeda terrorist who should be sent to prison for 25 years, or a repentant detainee who followed the directions of his radical father and deserves a “second chance.”
Beverly Hills schools hires subway lawyer
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The Board of Education in Beverly Hills, Calif., says it won't rule out a lawsuit over the plan to dig a new subway line under the city's high school.
Tight races for Lt. Gov., attorney general, poll shows
SACRAMENTO - Tuesday's election for attorney general is a tossup, with Democrat Kamala Harris and Republican Steve Cooley virtually tied as Harris gains ground in vote-rich Los Angeles County and among women, according to the latest Field Poll.
Bat attack: Maine woman wants new trial
The attorney for a Maine woman seeking a new trial on charges she tried to kill her husband in a bat attack has accused the prosecutor of misconduct.
Portland lawyer put Calvin Coolidge on path to the White House
Wallace McCamant kept his word as a delegate and nominated the Massachusetts governor for vice president at the 1920 Republic Convention in Chicago. Coolidge later appointed him as a 9th Circuit judge.
Decision 2010: The Race for Attorney General
The attorney general's race is about even, with Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley generating support from 39 percent of likely voters. That compares to 38 percent for his Democratic opponent, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala...
Attorney disputes account of pot arrest near Lake Tahoe's West Shore
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The attorney for a man accused of illegally possessing more than 100 pounds of marijuana disputed Thursday law enforcement's account of the arrest.
Jefferson County District Attorney candidates nearly even in spending as vote nears
Brandon Falls, Theo Lawson II have spent about $90,000 each on campaigns.
OmniSource innocent, company lawyer says
A not-guilty plea was entered Friday in Marion Superior Court on behalf of an Indianapolis scrap yard business accused of knowingly purchasing stolen metals.
Attorney Files Suit Against Another Lawyer in Warren
A local attorney has filed a lawsuit against another Warren lawyer seeking a portion of a large medical malpractice verdict. Attorney Roger Bauer filed the lawsuit in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court against Attorney Martin White, saying he is owed part of a verdict.
Lawyer emphasizes Khadr’s age in address to jury
A military jury must decide whether Omar Khadr is an Al Qaeda terrorist who should be sent to prison for 25 years, or a repentant detainee who followed the directions of his radical father and deserves a “second chance.”
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Familiar opponents in race for Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office
The race for Salt Lake County District Attorney looks a lot like the race four years ago. But a few things have changed, and...
County race flares over flier
The race for Campbell County attorney heated up considerably this week over an attack flier that one candidate says goes too far.
Lawyer expects Jenn Sterger, NFL to meet next week over Brett Favre matter
An attorney for Jenn Sterger said Saturday he expects his client to meet with the NFL next week about the league's investigation into the Brett Favre matter.
Lawyer claims unfair process
PITTSFIELD -- An applicant for a Pittsfield court job claims a member of a state judicial nominating panel with ties to another applicant's wife took part in the screening process.
Findley challenges Attorney General Miller
CORALVILLE - Attorney General Tom Miller rarely breaks a sweatwhen he runs for re-election, but this year he's feeling the heatof a high-octane challenge from Republican Brenna Findley as heseeks an eighth term.
Pa. People: Owego attorney wins philanthropy award
Mark Dixson, an Owego attorney, has won the 2010 Community Foundation of the Twin Tiers (CFTT) Partners in Philanthropy Award.
Dallas Car Accident Lawyer Helps Accident Victim Receive Large Compensation
Dallas Injury Lawyer, Attorney Amy Witherite, fought for her client whose injuries removed her life passion of horse training. (PRWeb October 30, 2010) Read the full story at (link) 20
Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
Mexican drug cartel forces lawyer's video confessions
CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO - Armed men in military uniforms stormed the law offices of Mario Gonzalez 10 days ago and whisked him away in a pickup truck. But the kidnappers were after much more than money.
Crime Scenes: Bail set at $175,000 for sign, flag theft
Lawyer complains that bail system unfair It was a "classic college prank," their lawyer said, and the three students visiting from Canada got busted. The cops say they stole a parking sign, an American flag and a padlock from the grounds of the Johns Hopkins University last weekend.
Renowned attorney to speak at forum on equine liability
Friends sue friends. Relatives sue relatives. We are in a litigious society.
Myrtle Beach lawyer says he owes $72.5 million
Harry Pavilack - the Myrtle Beach lawyer perhaps best-known for his television commercials and billboards urging potential clients to "Call Pavilack Today !" - is $72.5 million in debt and is facing allegations in bankruptcy court that he could be hoarding cash and hiding assets from creditors, court records show.