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Lawyer Says Florida Ruling Has No Effect on Federal Health Care in State
Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau A lawyer for the state legislature says a Florida district court judge’s ruling on federal health care reform has no effect in Alaska. In an analysis requested by State Senator Hollis French, Legislative Council Dennis Bailey called it “implausible” that the court’s ruling would be considered binding in the state, [...]
Lawyer sobs as she relates tales from Nubia's short life
Chilling flashbacks from the short, tormented life of Nubia Barahona were recounted Tuesday by a child-welfare lawyer who periodically broke into sobs.
Jailed attorney back in court before resentencing
Imprisoned former attorney Paul Minor was back in federal court Tuesday, where he asked a judge to approve subpoenas he hopes will help his case during a re-sentencing hearing next week.
REGION: District attorney outlines 'orgy of unrestrained spending'
Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach reported on his office's budget to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday
Attorney General Wants FOID Card Holders Made Public
WSIL TV -- A ruling by the Illinois Attorney General's Office isn't sitting well with many gun owners. State police issue Firearm Owners Identification, or FOID, cards to anyone who wants to own a gun in Illinois.
Lindsay's Super Lawyer Scores Another Sweet Deal—This Time for Montana Fishburne
Can we all just take a moment to admire the legal eagle extraordinaire that is Shawn (she's dropped the "Chapman") Holley? OK, then. While usually making headlines for her...
Attorney General to hold public hearing on proposed Mercy sale
The state attorney general's office will hold a hearing next week to discuss the proposed sale of Mercy Hospital and its affiliated facilities to a Community Health Systems Inc., a for-profit company based in Franklin, Tenn.Before the sale can go throu
Lawyer says ex-officer didn't get to defend self
Former North Charleston police officer Robert Amon was fired without ever getting the chance to defend himself against accusations of dishonesty, his attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney general sides with county
Despite a legal opinion saying Hamilton County commissioners can keep about $6 million in tax money slated for schools, members of the local school board still hope to change their minds.
Attorney officially on Lee's ledger
The new Lee County attorney begins April 18.
Lawyer for woman’s estate seeks to take ex-caregiver to trial
The lawyer for an elderly woman’s guardianship estate wants a judge to void a financial-settlement agreement with her former caregiver and take the estate’s complaint against the caregiver to trial.
Lawyer: Fake Utah drilling bids were ‘sabotage’
Lawyer: Fake Utah drilling bids were ‘sabotage’ SALT LAKE CITY — Tim DeChristopher, ex-wilderness guide, looked like trouble. He stood out among the bidders at an oil-and-gas lease auction. He didn't bring with him any experts, diagrams or maps. Dressed shabbily, all he had was a backpack. As his fellow environmentalists protested outside, he began bidding.
California attorney general asks court to lift gay marriage stay
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's attorney general on Tuesday joined lawyers for two same-sex couples and the city of San Francisco in asking a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to resume while the court considers the constitutionality of the state's voter-approved ban.
California attorney general wants stay on gay marriages lifted
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's attorney general on Tuesday joined lawyers for two same-sex couples and the city of San Francisco in asking a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to resume while the court considers the constitutionality of the
Attorney general sets sights on curbing gangs
There is a moment crystallized in Attorney General Rob McKenna 's memory when he first realized
Attorney linked to New London mortgage scam
A Middletown attorney not previously identified as part of a wide-ranging, New London-based mortgage scam that unraveled last year pleaded guilty Tuesday to making a false statement on a federal mortgage document.
Tunisia frees all political prisoners: lawyer
Tunisia has freed all of its 800 political prisoners in terms of an amnesty granted after the fall president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in popular uprising, a lawyer told AFP Wednesday.
New attorney faces budget questions
New Erie County Attorney Jeremy A. Colby introduced himself to the Legislature on Tuesday as a straight-shooter who could not yet discuss with lawmakers his opinions about the government’s pending litigation because he did not know enough about the cases.
Assange lawyer probed by Swedish Bar Association
The Swedish Bar Association is investigating one of Julian Assange's lawyers after a British judge said he gave misleading information in the WikiLeaks founder's extradition proceedings.
Attorney Drops Brutality Lawsuit Against Park Ridge Police
A police misconduct lawsuit in Park Ridge has been dismissed, less than two months after it was filed.
Tunisia frees all political prisoners: lawyer
Tunisia freed all of its remaining 800 political prisoners by Wednesday under an amnesty granted after the fall president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, a lawyer told AFP.
Gupta lawyer blasts SEC case
The civil insider trading charges lodged against former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta are "baseless."
Calif. attorney general pushes to let gays marry now
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked Tuesday that a federal appeals court lift a stay on a judge's decision declaring a voter-approved same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.
Jailed attorney back in court before resentencing
Imprisoned former attorney Paul Minor was back in federal court Tuesday, where he asked a judge to approve subpoenas he hopes will help his case during a re-sentencing hearing next week.
Lawyer: AC vote fraud case relies on druggie
MAYS LANDING — Five months after they first gathered, jurors in the voter fraud case of Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small heard his lawyer begin closing arguments Wednesday by asserting the entire case is built solely on the word of a cocaine pusher who cut a plea deal for cooperating with prosecutors.
Orie's attorney calls charges against her a smokescreen
The attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie slammed the prosecution's case against the Republican this morning during closing arguments in her corruption trial, suggesting the charges are a smokescreen for politics.
Attorney: Hunt Club not at fault in Sunday shooting
The attorney for Remington's Hunt Club says the club couldn't have done anything to prevent the early Sunday morning shooting in the parking lot that left one man injured.
Lawyer Hired To Investigate Superintendent's $1M Payout
Wayne Township Schools hires an Indianapolis lawyer to investigate former Superintendent Terry Thompson's $1 million retirement payout that's sparked widespread controversy.
Lawyer in $12M mortgage fraud rap
A former Mississauga lawyer who had his licence yanked for misappropriating almost $7 million from clients was arrested Wednesday and charged in a $12 million mortgage fraud scheme.
Lawyer calls charges against Sen. Orie 'a smokescreen'
The lawyer for state Sen. Jane Orie derided her prosecution as "a smokescreen" and the former chief aide who testified against her as, "the biggest smoke bomb," as he asked a jury to acquit her of using her Senate staff and offices as a political resource.
Lawyer calls charges against Sen. Orie 'a smokescreen'
The lawyer for state Sen. Jane Orie derided her prosecution as "a smokescreen" and the former chief aide who testified against her as, "the biggest smoke bomb," as he asked a jury to acquit her of using her Senate staff and offices as a political resource.
Lawyer accused of bilking clients
Lawyer accused of bilking clients
Three charged in connection with Moscow bomb: lawyer
The brother and sister of the suicide bomber who killed 37 people at Russia's busiest airport have been charged, along with a third alleged accomplice, a defense lawyer said on Wednesday.
South Miami city attorney quits
South Miami City Attorney Laurence Feingold stepped down Tuesday, before commissioners could vote to on whether to fire him.
State attorney general seeks resumption of gay marriages
Kamala Harris said a recent decision by the Obama administration makes it unlikely that supporters of Proposition 8 will prevail in the courts.
Tax attorney’s lawyer shrugs off charge that Assessor Joe Berrios contribution is illegal
Chicago tax attorney Herbert B. Rosenberg’s $1,000 donation to the winning campaign of Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios last year violated local campaign contribution laws.That’s according to a letter he received from the Cook County’s Ethics Board, which is investigating charges that a series of attorneys gave illegal contributions to the Berrios campaign, Rosenberg’s attorney confirmed ...
Attorney General challenges lawyers
Attorney General Greg Zoeller visited Terre Haute Wednesday.  He kicked off the annual "March Against Hunger" competition. 
Attorney General Sues Debt Resolution Firm For Fraud
They already needed help to get out of debt. Now the Illinois Attorney General is charging a national debt resolution company based in Chicago with consumer fraud for getting people in trouble into worse debt.
Lawyer charged in law firm investigation
Police have charged a 63-year-old Napier lawyer with criminal breach of trust following an investigation into the McKay Hill law firm.
Attorney hopes medical marijuana dispensaries can reopen next week
Attorney Rob Corry said Wednesday he hopes to get a preliminary injunction next week to allow three medical marijuana dispensaries suing the city to reopen.
WikiLeaks Soldier Left Naked in Cell, Lawyer Says
A lawyer for Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking government files to WikiLeaks, said his client was stripped and left naked in his cell for seven hours on Wednesday.
Lawyer: Client hasn't talked about UConn with NCAA
HARTFORD -- A lawyer for the man at the center of recruiting allegations against the University of Connecticut said Wednesday his client has not spoken to investigators.
Charlotte attorney recommended for federal attorney's post
President Barack Obama late Wednesday nominated Charlotte attorney Thomas Gray Walker – again – for the position of U.S. Attorney for North Carolina’s Eastern District.
Supreme Court considers former attorney general Ashcroft's liability in lawsuit
The federal government's reaction to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks once again returned to the Supreme Court on Wednesday as justices considered whether former attorney general John D. Ashcroft could be held personally liable for the detention of an American Muslim.
Lawyer charged in $12M mortgage scheme
A disgraced Mississauga, Ont., lawyer was charged with fraud Wednesday in a mortgage scheme that allegedly resulted in losses of at least $12 million.
Attorney defiant on Cook donation limit
Chicago tax attorney Herbert B. Rosenberg’s $1,000 donation last year to the campaign of Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios violated local campaign contribution laws.That’s according to a letter Rosenberg received from the Cook County Ethics Board, which is investigating charges that some attorneys gave illegal contributions to the Berrios campaign, Rosenberg’s attorney said Wednesday.Attorney ...
Lawyer: 'Matthew Newton made a mistake'
Matthew Newton's lawyer says that he knows contacting Rachael Taylor was a "mistake".
Defense attorney: Second youth seen firing gun in Easton slaying
The attorney for a 16-year-old boy accused of shooting his brother at Easton Town Center says at least four witnesses saw another youth also fire a gun during the altercation.
Lawyer facing sanction in 2 states
A prominent Gloucester lawyer accused of deliberately failing to abide by court rules in New Hampshire is facing a one-year suspension from practicing law in that state, and authorities there are calling for "reciprocal discipline" in Massachusetts under recommendations made by a hearing panel within the New Hampshire Attorney Discipline System.
Jailed attorney back in court before resentencing hearing
Imprisoned former attorney Paul Minor was back in federal court Tuesday, where he asked a judge to approve subpoenas he hopes will help his case during a resentencing hearing next week.