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ND Attorney General Stenehjem wins re-election
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem cruised to re-election Tuesday.
Bar Council demands RMAF to withdraw threat
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 3 — The Malaysian Bar Council demanded today that Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) withdraw its threat against ex-airman N. Tharmendran’s lawyer. The Bar Council President Ragunath Kesavan said in a statement that the RMAF had crossed the line when it interfered and gave intimidating “advice”. “The RMAF’s blatant demand that ...
Breaking the stereotype of a typical attorney
Ronnie Baker/Staff photo - Ike Vanden Eykel has always had two main goals in his career: to be known as an honorable attorney and to be considered one of the best at what he does.
Schneiderman Wins New York Attorney General Race
With 86 percent of precincts reporting , Democrat Eric Schneiderman has won the New York Attorney General's race over Republican candidate Dan Donovan with 55 percent of the vote. In his victory speech, Schneiderman said he was "humbled and honored tonight and really kind of amazed to stand before you as the next Attorney General of the state of New York." His victory keeps the Attorney General ...
King wins attorney general race
Gary King never thought victory would come easy. But he said the spoils had to be short. “I feel like it was a good, hard battle,” King said after defeating 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler and securing his second term as attorney...
Dem Kilmartin wins race for RI attorney general
Peter Kilmartin, a retired police captain and state lawmaker, was elected Rhode Island's next attorney general on Tuesday, defeating a former prosecutor and three other opponents.
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.
Choi wins county attorney post
Former St. Paul attorney beats Schultz By Emily Gurnon [email protected] Ramsey County voters elected St.
Bing mayoral win a fraud, rival tells appeals court
Detroit — The lawyer for three-time mayoral challenger Tom Barrow argued Tuesday before the Michigan Court of Appeals that his 2009 loss to Mayor Dave Bing was the result of massive vote-counting irregularities.
Ex-mayor's dad gets lawyer
Detroit — Bernard Kilpatrick hasn't been charged with anything, but in a sign the federal government is zeroing in on former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's father's alleged part in a City Hall pay-to-play contracting scheme, a publicly funded lawyer has been hired to represent him.
Sim Gill projected to oust Lohra Miller for Salt Lake County district attorney
SALT LAKE CITY — It appears Democrat Sim Gill will end the Republicans' one-term hold on the Salt Lake County District...
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins takes late lead on challenger Danny Clancy
With nearly all precincts reporting, Democratic incumbent Craig Watkins surged ahead of Republican challenger Danny Clancy in the Dallas County district attorney race.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins defeats challenger Danny Clancy
Democratic incumbent Craig Watkins defeated Republican challenger Danny Clancy in the Dallas County district attorney race.
Unofficial results give Montgomery large margin of victory in county attorney race
In a year of transition for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, Republican Bill Montgomery will be the one to transform it into what he says will be "his office" and not a clone of former
County attorney goes to Murray
Merrimack County Rogers loses post after one term After one term as Merrimack County attorney, Democrat Katherine Rogers was ousted by Republican Scott Murray yesterday. With 39,811 votes counted from Concord, Franklin and 19 other towns in the county, Murray was leading by 2,900 votes as of 11:30 p.m. Murray, 56, has worked in the city prosecutor's office for 27 years. He said he wants to take ...
5 police officers received awards from state attorney general
Attorney General Chris Koster on Oct. 28 presented five local police officers with an award recognizing their extraordinary commitment to justice.
Singapore IVF baby does not have DNA of 'father': lawyer
A baby conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) at a private hospital in Singapore has different DNA to the supposed father, a lawyer representing the clients said Wednesday.
Disgraced lawyer avoids time in jail
Zoraik gets house arrest, curfew for letter alleging jury tampering
Cooley leads Harris in race for California attorney general
In early returns, Maldonado and Newsom are locked in a tight battle for lieutenant governor; Jones edges ahead of Villines for insurance commissioner. Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley took an early lead Tuesday in the race for attorney general, giving Republicans hope of winning a powerful statewide office that has eluded them for more than a decade.
Ruffolo lawyer cleared of professional misconduct
On the eve of an anticipated verdict in Ruby Ann Ruffolo's first-degree murder trial, the Law Society of B.C. has cleared her defence lawyer of any finding of professional misconduct.
Disgraced Victoria lawyer avoids time in jail
Zoraik gets house arrest, curfew for letter alleging jury tampering
Roady to be countys next district attorney
Republican challenger Jack Roady unseated Democratic incumbent Kurt Sistrunk in the race for Galveston County district attorney.
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.
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.
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.
D.A. 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 the student was shot to death by police.
Tom Horne holds narrow lead in attorney general race
Republican Tom Horne clung to a narrow lead over Democrat Felecia Rotellini in the race for attorney general, but the election's winner was still too close to call late Tuesday.
Ruffolo lawyer cleared of professional misconduct
On the eve of an anticipated verdict in Ruby Ann Ruffolo's first-degree murder trial, the Law Society of B.C. has cleared her defence lawyer of any finding of professional misconduct.
AG Suthers wins second term as attorney general
Republican John Suthers was re- elected to a second term as Colorado's attorney general Tuesday.
Ampatuan Jr lawyer: Witness changes affidivits to back 'prosecution theory'
A defense lawyer in the Ampatuan murder trial on Wednesday accused a prospective state witness of making last-minute changes in his statements to support the prosecution "theory" aimed at pinning down 196 suspects in the Maguindanao massacre.
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.
Singapore IVF baby does not have DNA of 'father': lawyer
SINGAPORE (AFP) - A baby conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) at a private hospital in Singapore has different DNA to the supposed father, a lawyer representing the clients said Wednesday.
Cooley leads Harris in race for California attorney general
In early returns, Maldonado and Newsom are locked in a tight battle for lieutenant governor; Jones edges ahead of Villines for insurance commissioner. Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley took a narrow lead Tuesday in the race for attorney general, with the career prosecutor providing the GOP with its best hope at a statewide office as Democrats led in the other partisan races.
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.
Ex-lawyer gets house arrest for mischief
A former Victoria lawyer convicted of public mischief and writing a letter that alleged jury tampering was given a conditional 18-month jail sentence Tuesday.
State's attorney race too close to call
With just 2 percentage points separating State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee from his Republican opponent, the race for Anne Arundel State's Attorney was too close to call early this morning. According to preliminary numbers based on 98.5 percent of precincts, Weathersbee held a slight, 3,...
Schuette vows to be voice for victims as attorney general
Republican Bill Schuette headed to victory Tuesday in his bid for attorney general, saying he'd be a voice for crime victims.
Republican Cooley leads attorney general race
Republican Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County's longtime top prosecutor, was holding a narrow lead Kamala Harris, San Francisco's district attorney, in a hard-fought race for attorney general that pitted a traditional law...
Harris gaining on Cooley -- attorney general race isn't over yet
The attorney general race isn't over yet. GOP candidate Steve Cooley's lead over Democrat Kamala Harris has been steadily shrinking, and votes from Los Angeles and Alameda counties are still being counted. Cooley called...
Jepsen Declares Victory In Attorney General Race
Democrat and long-time legislator George Jepsen declared victory late Tuesday in his race for attorney general against political outsider Martha Dean, a conservative Republican whose hard-fought campaign included an 11th-hour challenge of Jepsen's credentials to hold the office.
Ex-mayor's dad gets lawyer
Detroit — Bernard Kilpatrick hasn't been charged with anything, but in a sign the federal government is zeroing in on former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's father's alleged part in a City Hall pay-to-play contracting scheme, a publicly funded lawyer has been hired to represent him.
Lawyer's autopsy confirms no foul play
Attorney Lloyd Johnson's death still is not settled as Farmington Hills police, saying they're still on the case, blocked the release of the official autopsy and toxicology report.
Andal Jr lawyer: Witness changes affidavits to back 'prosecution theory'
A defense lawyer in the Ampatuan murder trial on Wednesday accused a prospective state witness of making last-minute changes in his statements to support the prosecution "theory" aimed at pinning down 196 suspects in the Maguindanao massacre.
King wins attorney general race
Gary King never thought victory would come easy. But he said the spoils had to be short. “I feel like it was a good, hard battle,” King said after defeating 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler and securing his second term as attorney...
J.B. Van Hollen re-elected as 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.
Schuette Takes Attorney General Seat
Republican Bill Schuette has won the race for Michigan attorney general, easily defeating his Democratic opponent.
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.
Strange wins race for attorney general
After months of tough campaigning and even tougher talk, Alabamians selected Birmingham attorney Luther Strange as the state's next attorney general. Strange's campaign of fighting the culture of corruption in Montgomery and what he sees as federal encroachment on the rights and property of Alabamians held sway with voters on Tuesday. Strange led his Democratic op- ponent, Montgomery Attorney ...
District attorney warns about scams
The Solano County District Attorney's Office has issued a warning about these recent scams targeting seniors:* Free lunch seminars in the mail or posted on bulletin boards on "low-risk" investments that probably will yield no return.
Van Hollen re-elected state attorney general
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.