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Attorney General: Van Hollen Keeps Job
Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has defeated Democrat Scott Hassett to win a second term.
Attorney General Martha Coakley wins another term
Martha Coakley has been re-elected to another term as attorney general in Massachusetts less than a year after her stunning loss to Scott Brown in a special U.S. Senate election.
Van Hollen easily re-elected attorney general
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, who touted his achievements as the state's top cop, easily won re-election to a second term Tuesday over Democratic challenger Scott Hassett.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen wins a second term
Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has defeated Democrat Scott Hassett to win a second term.
Wall Street Sheriff Race Going to Wire
The race to be New York attorney general, or Sheriff of Wall Street, is too close to call.
Republicans win Attorney General, CFO, Ag. Comm. posts
The Associated Press has called Adam Putnam for Agriculture Commissioner and Jeff Atwater for Chief Financial Officer.
Lil Wayne's Attorney Reveals Post-Jail Probation Restrictions
An attorney for incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has revealed what limitations his client will have upon being released from Rikers Island later this week. [Visit SOHH.com for more information]
Mobile County District Attorney: Ashley Rich defeats Don Foster
Ashley Rich, a county prosecutor who campaigned on her experience in the courtroom, appears to have won the Mobile County district attorney's seat.
Republican Bondi Wins Attorney General Race
Former Tampa prosecutor and Republican Pam Bondi beats Democrat state Sen. Dan Gelber in the Florida attorney general race.
Republican Pam Bondi takes Florida attorney general race
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 percent of the ...
Attorney General: Luther Strange defeats James Anderson
Strange outraised and outspent Anderson by a substantial margin in a race marked by sharp differences between the two candidates across a range of legal issues facing the state.
Attorney in Chattanooga warns schools about prayer
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — An attorney giving advice about school prayer has warned the county school board in Chattanooga to avoid “anything that looks like a stamp of approval.”
Election 2010: Lisa Madigan re-elected as attorney general
CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has won re-election to a third term.
Mich. attorney general: Schuette tops Leyton
With 42% of the vote counted, Republican Bill Schuette had a 13-point lead over Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton and has won the race for Michigan attorney general.
Michigan attorney general: Republican Schuette tops Democrat Leyton
"If the trend continues, it's a Republican riptide that is stretching across Michigan, Schuette said.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan wins third term
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has won re-election to a third term.
Disbarred Twin Cities lawyer off to prison
Sentenced to 6 1/2 years for wire fraud, he used false invoices and forged checks to steal $2 million from clients and firm.
JB Van Hollen re-elected as Wisconsin attorney general
MILWAUKEE Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen capitalized on a scandal-free first term and a surge of voter frustration with Democrats to easily win re-election Tuesday.
Disbarred Twin Cities lawyer off to prison
Sentenced to 6 1/2 years for wire fraud, he used false invoices and forged checks to steal $2 million from clients and firm.
Carver attorney race still close; Hennepin incumbents win big
Carver County Attorney Jim Keeler's efforts to win a full term in office were being seriously threatened Tuesday night by challenger Mark Metz.
Peterson poised to be next Contra Costa district attorney
MARTINEZ -- Veteran prosecutor Mark Peterson is the apparent winner of the contentious Contra Costa County district attorney's runoff election.Peterson, 52, of Concord, took a commanding lead over opponent Dan O'Malley early Tuesday night that only slightly narrowed as election returns trickled in.
Coakley rebounds, wins second term as attorney general
Attorney General Martha Coakley, who picked herself up off the mat after a stunning loss earlier this year in her U.S. Senate campaign against Scott Brown, declared victory early Tuesday night over Republican Jim McKenna.
Peterson poised to be next Contra Costa district attorney
MARTINEZ -- Veteran prosecutor Mark Peterson is the apparent winner of the contentious Contra Costa County district attorney's runoff election.Peterson, 52, of Concord, took a commanding lead over opponent Dan O'Malley early Tuesday night that only slightly narrowed as election returns trickled in.
Bondi will be Florida's first female attorney general
Republican Pam Bondi, a political newcomer who painted her opponent as part of the establishment, easily won the race to be Florida's next attorney general Tuesday.
Jepsen declares victory in attorney general race, though Dean hasn't conceded
Democratic candidate for attorney general George Jepsen delivers his acceptance speech at The Society Room on election night in Hartford, Conn. on Tuesday November 2, 2010.
Schneiderman is new attorney general
Democrats hold onto to the Attorney General's seat with State Senator Eric Schneiderman beating his opponent Dan Donovan by double digits.
Attorney surrenders license after admitting theft
A Richmond attorney who was fired for theft this year from the law firm of Marks & Harrison has surrendered her law license after admitting to the Virginia State Bar that she misappropriated at least $450,000 from her former employer. The case involving Kyle Cornelia Leftwich is now in the ...
Republican Wilson to be SC's new attorney general
South Carolina voters have elected Republican Alan Wilson the state's new attorney general.
Schneiderman is new attorney general
Democrats hold onto to the Attorney General's seat with State Senator Eric Schneiderman beating his opponent Dan Donovan by double digits.
Former City Attorney rivals agree to debate
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and former city legal chief Mike Aguirre say they'll debate the city's financial future: Bankruptcy or no bankruptcy.
Quincy Sen. Michael Morrissey easily wins race for Norfolk district attorney
Long-time Quincy Sen. Michael Morrissey easily won his race to succeed William Keating as Norfolk district attorney. Needham challenger Jack Coffey said Morrissey has never tried a criminal case. But the veteran State House legislator said he wrote the laws that police and district attorneys use.
Coakley gains redemption, second term as attorney general
Ten months after she suffered a humiliating defeat to Scott Brown in the battle for Senator Edward M. Kennedy’s old seat, Attorney General Martha Coakley easily won a second term as the state’s chief lawyer yesterday in a race against a political newcomer from Millbury.
Early returns: County attorney race a dead heat
The candidates for Ravalli County attorney were locked in avirtual dead heat following early returns Tuesday night.
Helena attorney Baker looks to have won Supreme Court seat
HELENA - Helena attorney Beth Baker appeared to have defeatedDistrict Judge Nels Swandal of Wilsall Tuesday in the race for anopen seat on Montana 's Supreme Court, winning 52 percent of thevote with about 85 percent about the votes counted late Tuesdaynight.
Eric Schneiderman Elected N.Y. Attorney General
Eric T. Schneiderman, a Democratic state senator from Manhattan, topped Daniel M. Donovan Jr., the Staten Island district attorney, for the office of New York’s chief legal officer.
Schneiderman Claims Victory in NY Attorney General Race
The race for New York Attorney General came down to the wire on Tuesday, and as of early Wednesday morning, Democrat Eric Schneiderman held a lead over Republican challenger Dan Donovan...
New York Democratic Senator Schneiderman Wins Race for Attorney General
New York Democratic state Senator Eric Schneiderman won election as attorney general yesterday, defeating Republican Dan Donovan with support from a coalition of women’s groups, unions and liberal activists.
Attorney Chuck Fleischmann Wins 3rd District Seat
Republican Chattanooga attorney Chuck Fleischmann has won the 3rd District congressional seat. With 0.8 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Fleischmann had 30,480 votes, or 61 percent of the vote, to attorney John Wolfe's 13,552, or 27 percent.
State senator urged probe of Mark Shurtleff's fundraising
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff reacted angrily Tuesday to the revelation that a state senator...
NY Mesothelioma Lawyer Applauds Decision to Postpone Knicks Game After Asbestos Debris Falls Into Madison Square ...
Mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck of NY's Belluck & Fox LLP says inhaling even a small amount of asbestos fiber can lead to the deadly disease of mesothelioma.
District Attorney Kristi Valls defeated by Brian C.T. Jones in 39th Judicial Circuit; other Limestone County results
Democratic incumbent Kristi Valls, who was elected in 2006 as the district attorney in the 39th Judicial Circuit, will not be seeking her second full six-year term after losing Tuesday night to republican candidate and Athens attorney Brian C.T. Jones by 2 percent.
Cruz tops Shea for Plymouth district attorney
Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz won re-election on Tuesday against fellow Marshfield resident and a former employee of his.
Schneiderman Wins Race to Be State's Next Top Lawyer
ALBANY - Democrat Eric Schneiderman was elected attorney general Tuesday over Republican Dan Donovan with more than 72 percent of districts statewide reporting.
Schuette is Michigan's new attorney general
Former court of appeals judge Bill Schuette has been elected Michigan's next attorney general. Schuette, a Republican, pledged to continue several legal assaults against the national health care reform and federal immigration, both started by outgoing Attorney General Mike Cox.
Attorney general sails past Onorato in governor's race
PHILADELPHIA - Republican Tom Corbett, the state attorney general who shook up the Pennsylvania Capitol with his prosecution of corruption in the Legislature, sailed past Democratic opponent Dan Onorato on Tuesday to claim the governorship of a state President Barack Obama carried two years ago.
Jepsen declares victory in attorney general race, though Dean hasn't conceded
Democratic candidate for attorney general George Jepsen delivers his acceptance speech at The Society Room on election night in Hartford, Conn. on Tuesday November 2, 2010.
Alan Wilson Elected Attorney General
Voters in our state have elected Republican Alan Wilson the state's new attorney general.
AG Suthers wins second term as attorney general
Republican John Suthers was re- elected to a second term as Colorado's attorney general Tuesday.
Former lawyer gets probation
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Hiland elected prosecuting attorney
Following one of the most heated races in Faulkner County, Republican Cody Hiland ousted incumbent Marcus Vaden for the office of the 20th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney. Unofficially, Hiland earned 14,629 or 56.1 percent of the county votes compared to Vaden’s 11,446 (43.9 percent).