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Attorney General says NDSU wrongfully charged for public recordsHolder, State Attorneys General Issue Call for Public Safety Broadband NetworkA dangerous game-changerJPS Paid More Than $114K In Superintendent AppealCamden Wyoming authority stands by claim it is not public bodyTN lawyers may soon bid to defend poorJewish Leaders: District Attorney Must Address Claudia Alvarez ControversyOrie attorney: Latest charges 'vindictive'Ruben Rosario: Washington called. US Attorney B. Todd Jones answered.Rewrite of Georgia 'sunshine laws' on trackAGs want broadband spectrum for public safetyDistrict plans to turnover confidential material in cheating probeSanctions against Miami prosecutors overturnedMilton lawyer who advised Weld, Cellucci picked for public charities oversight ...Mississippi unveils site to fight counterfeiting

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Boxley Murder Case
News & ObserverAugust 17, 2011

His lawyer, public defender Lawrence Campbell, is asking that the case be dismissed because, with the help of the Durham Police Department's victim's assistance unit, Boxley's remains were returned to her family who subsequently had her cremated. ...more »

Thompson takes step toward Senate run
Milwaukee Journal SentinelAugust 18, 2011

The co-chairmen will be Attorney General JB Van Hollen, whose father was an aide to Thompson, and Jim Klauser, a top aide to Thompson during his time as governor. They were first reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday. ...more »

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Attorney General says NDSU wrongfully charged for public records
Bismarck TribuneAugust 31, 2011

The attorney general took the side of a conservative blogger over North Dakota State University in an opinion that said President Dean Bresciani's office quoted charges for some public documents not allowed under law. According to the opinion by ...more »

Holder, State Attorneys General Issue Call for Public Safety Broadband Network
The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA)August 31, 2011

Separately, 42 state attorneys general urged Congress to allocate the D Block for public safety, while not supporting any one piece of legislation. “Rather…in the spirit of bipartisanship, the nation's attorneys general urge you to protect citizens ...more »

A dangerous game-changer
The AustralianAugust 31, 2011

"It does have the potential to create further risk for those individuals who have talked to US diplomats," former US assistant secretary of state for public affairs PJ Crowley says. Assange's Australian lawyer, Rob Stary, agrees that WikiLeaks cables ...more »

JPS Paid More Than $114K In Superintendent Appeal
WAPT JacksonAugust 31, 2011

Edwards had to pay for his own attorney. He left after his contract expired on June 30, and later dropped his appeal. Now, the state's second-largest school district could spend another $100000 to find a new superintendent.more »

Camden Wyoming authority stands by claim it is not public body
The News JournalAugust 31, 2011

The attorney for the Camden Wyoming Sewer and Water Authority is standing by previous claims that the utility is not subject to Delaware's Freedom of Information Act, despite a new state law that specifically states it is a public body. ...more »

TN lawyers may soon bid to defend poor
The TennesseanAugust 31, 2011

“We think it will compromise the quality of representation that indigent defendants get,” said Laura Dykes, an assistant public defender in Nashville and past president of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. ...more »

Jewish Leaders: District Attorney Must Address Claudia Alvarez Controversy
VoiceofOCAugust 31, 2011

"A deputy district attorney has to be held to a higher standard and has to have a level of public trust," said Kevin O'Grady, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). "They [the district attorney's office] have a moral obligation to speak ...more »

Orie attorney: Latest charges 'vindictive'
Pittsburgh Post GazetteAugust 31, 2011

Ms. Orie went on trial in February on charges that she misused her public office, staff and resources to perform campaign work. The case ended with a mistrial when the prosecution presented evidence that documents submitted by the defense had been ...more »

Ruben Rosario: Washington called. US Attorney B. Todd Jones answered.
Pioneer PressAugust 31, 2011

Public service seems to be a dirty word these days. Not so with Mr. Jones. The call of duty dates to his Marine Corps days. And now, at the request of US Attorney General Eric Holder, Jones is off to Washington to temporarily run the scandal-tainted ...more »

Rewrite of Georgia 'sunshine laws' on track
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAugust 30, 2011

The bill, House Bill 397, would increase fines and allow for civil penalties if governmental agencies violate requirements allowing the public, the media and others to access public records and meetings. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, who supports ...more »

AGs want broadband spectrum for public safety
Legal News LineAugust 30, 2011

HARTFORD (Legal Newsline) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen and 41 other state attorneys general called on Congress Monday to allocate a specific broadband spectrum for public safety. The attorneys general also called for the ...more »

District plans to turnover confidential material in cheating probe
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionAugust 29, 2011

"I believe it suggests the board understands it must provide the information necessary to bring this matter to a close, and was willing to take the risk of waiving the attorney-client privilege in order to do that" Davis said. Friday, Atlanta Public...more »

Sanctions against Miami prosecutors overturned
MiamiHerald.comAugust 29, 2011

In a strongly worded, 50-page opinion, US District Judge Alan S. Gold said three prosecutors and a Drug Enforcement Administration agent acted "vexatiously and in bad faith" for failing to obtain permission from supervisors in the US attorney's office ...more »

Milton lawyer who advised Weld, Cellucci picked for public charities oversight ...
Taunton Daily GazetteAugust 29, 2011

By Anonymous An attorney with a background in health-care law has been named head of the Attorney General's Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division. Mary Beckman of Milton, a former assistant secretary for state health policy who served as ...more »

Mississippi unveils site to fight counterfeiting
Houston ChronicleAugust 29, 2011

(AP) — Authorities have announced the creation of the Mississippi Intellectual Property Crimes Center, a website to help consumers recognize and report counterfeit goods. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood made the announcement Monday in a news ...more »

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