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Andrew Shirvell fired for attacks on gay U-M student
Former Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell had been criticized for his blog in which he attacked Chris Armstrong, the president of the Michigan Student Assembly. Shirvell's lawyer had said his client was expressing his free-speech rights.
Joe Murphy out as Smith County Assistant District Attorney
Smith County District Attorney Joe Murphy no longer works at the Smith County District Attorney's office.
Asst. Attorney General fired after anti-gay attacks on U-M student
The attorney for Andrew Shirvell, the assistant attorney general under fire for his attacks on a University of Michigan student, says his client has been fired.
Emmer attorney says no thought to waiving recount
A lawyer for Tom Emmer says the Republican gubernatorial nominee isn't giving any thought to waiving an automatic recount in the Minnesota governor's race.
Sparks Assistant City Attorney suspended after second DUI arrest
Sparks Assistant City Attorney Thomas Frank Riley has been suspended from his job without pay following his second drunken driving arrest since 2007, Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams said Monday.
Andrew Shirvell fired from job at Michigan Attorney General's Office
Andrew Shirvell has been fired from the state Attorney General's Office. Editor's Note: This story will be updated. Andrew Shirvell has been fired from his job as a Michigan assistant state attorney, his attorney said moments ago. Shirvell was called......
New Oklahoma Attorney General to Evaluate Poultry Lawsuit Against Arkansas Companies
Oklahoma's new attorney general says he will review a pending environmental lawsuit filed against the Arkansas poultry industry when he takes office.
Oracle CEO Ellison grilled at SAP trial
Attorney’s for SAP point out lack of written communications within Oracle on alleged theft of data by TomorrowNow.
Erie lawyer connected to fake courtroom must appear at contempt hearing
The Erie County judge who ordered a local debt collector to tear down a fake courtroom now wants to see the lawyer who was accused of orchestrating phony legal proceedings there.
Mumia Abu-Jamal lawyer quits on eve of key hearing
The lead lawyer for celebrated death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has quit the case days before a key appeals court hearing, amid a rift with his famous client over strategy.
Mumia Abu-Jamal lawyer quits on eve of key hearing
PHILADELPHIA -- The lead lawyer for celebrated death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has quit the case days before a key appeals court hearing, amid a rift with his famous client over strategy.
Gay-bashing Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell is fired
Attorney General Mike Cox said Shirvell was not being fired for exercising his First Amendment rights, but for lying to investigators during a disciplinary hearing and for posting attacks online during work hours.
Attorney: Assistant AG who wrote anti-gay blog fired
LANSING -- The attorney for Andrew Shirvell, the assistant attorney general under fire for his attacks on a University of Michigan student, says his client has been fired. A hearing that was supposed to be held Tuesday was moved up to this afternoon. Philip Thomas said he showed up for the meeting and was read one sentence. They said essentially that as a result of Andrews conduct, its become ...
Cox fires Andrew Shirvell, says he used state resources in attack on gay student
"They said essentially that as a result of Andrew's conduct, it's become impossible for him to carry out his duties as an attorney general," Shirvell's lawyer said.
Attorney: Michigan Assistant AG Shirvell Fired
A lawyer for an assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan-Flint has been fired.
Opinion needed over charges in freezing death: lawyer
The B.C. Crown should have sought outside legal advice on whether to charge two police officers involved in the freezing death of Frank Paul in 1998, a lawyer for the man's family suggested Monday.
New Oklahoma AG says he'll review poultry lawsuit
Oklahoma's new attorney general, who accepted thousands of dollars in campaign donations from poultry industry employees, said Monday that once he takes office he will review whether the state should press on with a lawsuit accusing the industry widespread pollution.
Man who disguised himself as old man on flight used people smuggling ring, lawyer says
A Chinese asylum seeker who disguised himself as an old man by wearing an elaborate disguise probably used a people smuggling ring to pull off his plan, his lawyer claims.
Lawyer: Elizabeth Smart's abductor is mentally ill
The man accused of kidnapping Elizabeth Smart in 2002 was influenced by an escalating mental illness and extreme religious beliefs that made him think he was doing what God wanted him to do, his...
Mumia Abu-Jamal lawyer quits on eve of key hearing
The lead lawyer for celebrated death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has quit the case days before a key appeals court hearing, amid a rift with his famous client over strategy.
Emmer attorney says no thought to waiving re-count
RELATED: Pawlenty, Emmer meet as Minn. race heads to recount Republican Tom Emmer plans to see a re-count through despite trailing Democrat Mark Dayton by almost 8,750 votes in the undeclared race for Minnesota governor, Emmer's attorney said Monday.
Outside opinion needed before rejecting police charges in freezing death: lawyer
The B.C. Crown should have sought outside legal advice on whether to charge two police officers involved in a man's 1998 freezing death, a lawyer for the man's family suggested Monday.
Arizona attorney general also investigating Phoenix precinct
Police: Attorney General's Office has helped them since 2007 on an internal probe of off-duty officers..
On the job: Deirdre Healy, family lawyer, Worcester
"I do divorces, mediation and offer limited assistance representation for clients. The thing I really do is, I guide my clients through their family law issues through the court system."
Arizona attorney general also investigating Phoenix precinct
Police: Attorney General's Office has helped them since 2007 on an internal probe of off-duty officers..
Racing commission can search vets' vehicles, attorney general says
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission can search property of licensees at racetracks, including veter
U.S. Attorney: Can't prosecute our way out of problems plaguing cities
U.S . Attorney Richard Hartunian's main job is to put crooks behind bars, but now he's switching gears and working to prevent young people from committing them in the first place through a program called LEADership Project (Legal Education and Decision making).
Robber Turned Lawyer To Speak at ASU
Shon Hopwood, a convicted bank robber who taught himself law while in prison, will speak during Arkansas State University’s 2010-2011 Lecture-Co...
Andrew Shirvell, creator of derisive anti-gay blog, fired by attorney general's office
This is a developing story. Keep checking michigandaily.com for more updates.
Homophobic Assistant Attorney General Fired [Firings]
Andrew Shirvell , the suspended Michigan assistant attorney general who enjoys harassing gay college student body presidents, has been fired. More »
Mich. asst. AG accused of harassing gay student fired
LANSING, Mich. - An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at...
DeLay attorney: Charges result of bias by ex-DA
Associated Press - November 8, 2010 5:25 PM ET AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Attorneys for Tom DeLay are implying to jurors that money laundering charges brought against the ex-U.S.
Korbe's attorney claims prosecutors were 'vindictive'
Documents unsealed in U.S. District Court today reveal the legal sparring prior to the sentencing of cocaine dealer Robert R. Korbe to 25 years in prison, including an allegation by his attorney that federal prosecutors were being "vindictive" by not offering him a shorter prison term.
Korbe's attorney claims prosecutors were 'vindictive'
Documents unsealed in U.S. District Court today reveal the legal sparring prior to the sentencing of cocaine dealer Robert R. Korbe to 25 years in prison, including an allegation by his attorney that federal prosecutors were being "vindictive" by not offering him a shorter prison term.
Former DA’s Office Employee Charged In Theft From Hot Check Fund
A former employee of a Central Texas district attorney’s office has been indicted in the theft of about a thousand dollars from a hot check restitution fund she oversaw.
Attorney: Michigan assistant AG Shirvell fired
A lawyer for an assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has been fired.
Attorney who offers clients second mortgage to pay lawyer fees under investigation
Peter Ticktin is one of several lawyers using unconventional payment methods to represent homeowners in foreclosure cases. (Joe Cavaretta, Sun Sentinel)
Parents of student killed by police visit DA in NY
The parents of a college football player shot to death by police had a meeting Monday with the district attorney coordinating the investigation but still want federal prosecutors to take over. Danroy and Angella Henry, of Easton, Mass., visited the office of Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore after attending a hearing on their request to see some of the evidence investigators ...
Duke Energy fires its top Indiana officer, staff regulatory lawyer
Dismissal of Plainfield staffers comes in wake of ethics scandal over employment questions, power plant ties.
Assistant Sparks City Attorney Arrested on DUI Charge
The assistant Sparks city attorney is suspended without pay after being charged with drunken driving a second time.
Michigan law official fired for harassing gay student leader
An assistant attorney general in Michigan has been fired for harassing the first openly gay president of his alma mater, the University of ...
Andrew Shirvell Fired After Harassment Charges
Assistant State Attorney General had been Accused of Harassing Openly Gay University of Michigan Student
Rumors swirl on Corbett's replacement for attorney general
Who will take Governor-elect Tom Corbett's spot as attorney general?
Attorney: Teen Accused Of Tossing Baby Out Window Was Raped
An East Boston woman who allegedly threw her newborn son from her second-floor window will likely face trial in June of next year, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said today.
DeLay attorney: Charges due to bias by former DA
Attorneys for Tom DeLay suggested to jurors Monday that a money laundering case against the former U.S. House majority leader was the result of a prejudice against corporate donations held by the former prosecutor who originally brought the charges.
IG report criticizes Christie's travel as US atty
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is raising his national political profile as a government cost-cutter, engaged in a pattern of abuse when he was U.S. attorney by billing taxpayers to stay at luxury hotels, the Justice Department's inspector general said in a report Monday.
Sexting legislation introduced by Texas senator, attorney general
A state lawmaker and the attorney general hope to pass new laws for teens and sexting during the next legislative session. Right now, under Texas law, some sexting can actually be considered child pornography, so anyone, including a teenager, who is caught with those pictures can face two to 20 years in prison. This new law would have teens face a Class A misdemeanor instead, and those in favor ...
Lynn attorney charged with shredding case papers
SALEM - A Massachusetts judge has ordered additional mental evaluation for a Lynn attorney accused of shredding...
Oklahoma's Ban on Shariah Law Blocked: Supporters Blame State Attorney General
A popular new law that bars Oklahoma courts from considering Shariah law when deciding cases was put on hold Monday after a prominent Muslim in the state won a temporary restraining order in federal court. But two state legislators were quick to blast the judge's ruling and the Oklahoma attorney general, who they said did not stand up to support the new law.
Does CNN leak jeopardize Canada's security?
An immigration lawyer says the leak of a classified intelligence document from the CBSA about a disguised Asian man who was able to board a Vancouver-bound flight puts Canada's security at risk.