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City attorney announces retirement
After more than 35 years, City Attorney Alvin Files announced his retirement Monday evening at Ada City Council meeting.
More discovery released in Anthony case
The state attorney’s office released more than 1,000 pages of discovery in the Casey Anthony case Tuesday morning. More>>>
Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell on 'Daily Show': 'I've done nothing immoral and nothing illegal'
Watch video of the interview.
US Attorney set to combat voter fraud
Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Scorpiniti serves as the office’s District Election Officer and is responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud andvoting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters.
Stacey Jackson asks judge to let him out of Columbus Parks and Recreation case
The attorney who has been involved the longest in the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department corruption scandal asked a judge to let him withdraw from the case.
Heavens/Loomis go head to head for Clayton County Attorney
Republican Alan Heavens will face Democrat Anne Loomis in the race for Clayton County Attorney as voters go to the polls for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Current attorney Kevin Clefisch is not seeking re-election.
Should Your Vote Count After You Die?
The Attorney General responds citing Virginia law. In making sure every vote counts, what's the responsibility of election officials in providing assistance to elderly and disabled voters and what happens if someone casts an absentee ballot, but dies before election day?
Wait continues for Randy Quaid, wife at court
A judge in California has agreed to delay an arraignment for Randy and Evi Quaid until late Tuesday morning.
Democratic candidate for attorney general casts his ballot
Leyton, the current Genesee County Prosecutor and his wife, Therese, voted around 8:00 a.m. in Flint Township.
Steph Sherer: Medical Marijuana Advocates and Others Unite to Oppose Steve Cooley as California Attorney General
The most important race for medical marijuana patients in California on November 2nd is for the State Attorney General's office.
Kilpatrick dad gets taxpayer-funded lawyer
DETROIT, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- An Ann Arbor. Mich., attorney has been appointed at taxpayer expense to represent the father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a U.S. official said.
'Hiccup Girl' attorney seeks to have her released on bail
By Jamal Thalji and Curtis Krueger, Times Staff Writers Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Jennifer Mee, left, cries Tuesday while appearing before Pinellas Circuit Court Judge Donald Horrox during a bond reduction hearing with her attorney John Trevena, center, and mother, Rachel Robidoux, right, at the Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center in Largo. LARGO — As defense attorney John Trevena argued ...
Assistant US Attorney To Monitor Election In KC
The U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City has appointed one of its prosecutors to monitor Tuesday's elections and respond to claims of fraud.
Bernard Kilpatrick Asks For Public Lawyer
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's father has been given a court-appointed attorney, even though he has not been charged with any crimes.
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.
Appeals court to hear arguments over '09 Detroit mayoral election results
Detroit— As voters cast their ballots in the election of 2010, a lawyer for three-time mayoral challenger Tom Barrow argued today before the Michigan Court of Appeals that his loss in 2009 to Mayor Dave Bing was the result of massive vote-counting irregularities.
Ex-lawyer gets 15-years for producing child porn
A Fort Washington man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for producing child pornography. Ernesto Cacanindin, 46, was sentenced in federal court in Greenbelt.
Prosecutor vs. Legislator for NY Attorney General
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Republican prosecutor promising to root out statehouse corruption is facing a Democratic state senator vowing to protect everyday New Yorkers' interests in the attorney general's race.
Lawyer for Desai says wife is now doctor's legal guardian
The wife of the doctor at the center of the 2007 hepatitis outbreak is now the legal guardian over her husband, Dr. Dipak Desai's lawyer said in court Tuesday.
Grey Law attorney to discuss wills, trusts and other end-of-life issues
Attorney Mike Williams of Grey Law, a private nonprofit organization that provides free legal assistance to seniors 60 and older, will give a presentation at the Simi Valley Senior Center on Tuesday.
US Attorney set to combat voter fraud
Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Scorpiniti serves as the office’s District Election Officer and is responsible for overseeing the District’s handling of complaints of election fraud andvoting rights abuses in consultation with Justice Department Headquarters.
Randy Quaid and wife miss California court hearing
Randy Quaid and his wife remained in Canada on Tuesday and missed a mandatory arraignment, but their attorney says he may have proof they weren't illegally squatting at a California home where they were recently arrested.
Quaids' Lawyer Claims Signatures Forged on Property Sale Documents
The Randy and Evi Quaid case took a bizarre twist today in Santa Barbara after their lawyer claimed the couple’s signatures had been falsified over the Montecito home they are accused of squatting in. The pair was a no-show at court Tuesday in connection with a squatting arrest in September at a guest house of a Montecito house once owned by the couple. PHOTOS: Randy & Evi Quaid Reunite With Dog ...
Lawyer asks judge to set bail for US 'hiccup girl'
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A young Florida woman known for unstoppable hiccups who is now charged with murder is asking a judge to set her bail.
Lawyer Seeks Bail For 'Hiccup Girl'
A young Florida woman -- known for unstoppable hiccups and now accused of murder -- goes before a judge asking for bail.
Lawyer asks judge to set bail for Florida 'hiccup girl' charged with murder, will decide Fri.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A young Florida woman known for unstoppable hiccups who is now charged with murder is asking a judge to set her bail. Jennifer Ann Mee and her attorney John Trevena appeared before a judge Tuesday and asked him to set $50,000 bail. The judge said he will issue a ruling Friday.
Lawyer Asks Judge to Set Bail for U.S. 'Hiccup Girl'
A young Florida woman known for unstoppable hiccups who is now charged with murder is asking a judge to set her bail.
Lawyer asks judge to set bail for 'hiccup girl'
A young Florida woman known for unstoppable hiccups who is now charged with murder is asking a judge to set her bail.
Lawyer asks judge to set bail for US 'hiccup girl' charged with murder
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A young Florida woman known for unstoppable hiccups who is now charged with murder is asking a judge to set her bail. Jennifer Ann Mee and her attorney John Trevena appeared before a judge Tuesday and asked him to set $50,000 bail. The judge said he will issue a ruling Friday.
Lawyer asks judge to set bail for 'hiccup girl'
A young Florida woman known for unstoppable hiccups who is now charged with murder is asking a judge to set her bail.
Lawyer: Charlie Sheen "Humiliated" Wife Brooke Mueller
Brooke Mueller didn't see it coming. After Charlie Sheen unexpectedly filed for divorce on Monday, an attorney for the actor's wife says she feels betrayed.
Lawyer: Charlie Sheen "Humiliated" Wife Brooke Mueller
Mueller's attorney says she had no idea Sheen would file for divorce on Monday
Court Appoints Lawyer for B. Kilpatrick
It looks like the father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is getting ready for a battle in court. Bernard Kilpatrick now has a court appointed attorney, which is a sign he could be a target of a federal probe into city hall corruption.
Lawyer: Sheen 'humiliated' wife Brooke Mueller
Brooke Mueller didn't see it coming. After Charlie Sheen unexpectedly filed for divorce on Monday, an attorney for the actor's wife says she feels betrayed.
Attorney General candidates await election results
The candidates for attorney general and chief financial officer are awaiting the results of the 2010 midterm election.
DA doesn't want to share evidence with lawyer for slain Pace student's family
THORNWOOD — The Westchester County District Attorney's Office is trying to block a lawyer representing the family of Pace University football player Danroy Henry from obtaining copies of 911 calls, police radio transmissions and store videotapes that could illuminate what happened when he was shot to death by police.
Attorney general testifies in ex-sheriff's federal trial
State Attorney General Henry McMaster took the witness stand Tuesday along with Lee County Sheriff Daniel Simon, who testified a second time in the trial of his former boss, ex-Lee County sheriff EJ Melvin, on charges laid out in a 47-count federal indictment.
Warrant issued for Randy Quaid’s wife
The Canadian lawyer for actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evi says fear prevented the couple from heading back to the United States on Tuesday for a pre-scheduled court date.
Bondi is Florida’s first female attorney general
MIAMI (AP) — Former Tampa prosecutor Republican Pam Bondi became Florida’s first female attorney general Tuesday, riding a wave of anti-incumbent sentiment that helped the political unknown to a comfortable victory over Democrat state Sen. Dan Gelber. Bondi campaigned on national issues including a promise to challenge President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. With 73 [...]
Attorney Investigations 2 Gets Release Date, Price - News
(2 Nov 2010) Miles Edgeworth's next instalment not too far away
China: House Arrest for Rights Lawyer
A prominent rights lawyer who was released in September after years in prison remains under house arrest in his hometown in Shandong Province and is not allowed to receive visitors, an advocacy group said.
Doyle poised to return for 2nd term as district attorney
With 64 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent District Attorney Susan Doyle is trouncing challenger George Murphy by about 16,000 votes and 67 percent of the votes tallied.
Attorney General John Suthers keeps job, beats Boulder County DA Stan Garnett
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers hung on to his job Tuesday, beating Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett in the race for the state's top prosecutor.
Murray takes lead in race to replace Mecklenburg DA
Charlotte lawyer and Republican Andrew Murray led the race to become Mecklenburg County's first new District Attorney in more than three decades, holding a lead over Democratic candidate Michael Barnes in early returns.
Ken Hodges for attorney general
(Editor’s note: Your neighbors should know you best. That’s why we wanted to reprint this endorsement of Ken Hodges for attorney general by the Albany Herald. His neighbors should know him best.)
Attorney hints at seizing property from governor
Attorney hints at seizing property from governor
Quaids miss U.S. court date, face $50,000 hit on bond
Lawyer tells California judge actor will return after Canadian immigration hearing
City DAs Duke It Out For Attorney General
Two district attorneys try to trade up job titles on Election Day.
Madigan wins re-election as attorney general
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has won re-election to a third term. Madigan handily defeated Republican newcomer Steve Kim, Green Party candidate David Black and Libertarian Bill Malan. The 44-year-old Madigan became the state's first female...
Attorney Stacey Jackson asks to be removed from Parks & Rec case
The attorney who has been involved the longest in the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department scandal has asked a judge to let him withdraw from the case.