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'Billion dollar' drug ring dealt lethal blowCharles Schwab Wins Dismissal of NY Auction-Rate LawsuitCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris gives public talk at Stanford Law SchoolMissing Baby Lisa Lawyers Split in FeudDocument: Letter written to President Obama regarding pot raids in CaliforniaAttorneys will debate whether accused sexual offender James Swets, 46, is ...Parents' former attorney talks about rift with NY lawyerPSC suspends APS cheating cases at DA's requestAttorney: State Officials Should Investigate How Illegal and Defunded State...Howard asks state to stop CRCT hearingsFormer SP lawyer decries egregious abuse of powerMiss. speaker candidate: Hood mishandling settlement fundsLamar takes stand in Mildred Fernández pre-trial hearingSTATE v. STEPHENSAZ Capitol Times: Twists and turns in redistricting process

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Aguirre says he won't challenge Goldsmith
SignOnSanDiego.comOctober 3, 2011

The recent blitz by former City Attorney Michael Aguirre at public meetings has led some at San Diego City Hall to question whether he is gearing up for another run at political office. Current City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, who ousted Aguirre by a wide ...more »

Prosecutors say Montgomery arson suspect fit for trial
Chicago Sun-TimesOctober 7, 2011

At a hearing in Kendall County Court Friday, State's Attorney Eric Weis said his office has received a report from the Illinois Department of Public Health which has determined that Theddias LeSure is fit to stand trial. LeSure, 24, of the 2400 block ...more »

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'Billion dollar' drug ring dealt lethal blow
InMaricopa.comOctober 31, 2011

In addition to the three lead agencies, more than 20 federal, state and local law enforcement organizations provided support for this investigation. They include: US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), both Border Patrol and CBP Air and Marine; ...more »

Charles Schwab Wins Dismissal of NY Auction-Rate Lawsuit
BusinessWeekOctober 31, 2011

New York State Supreme Court Justice O. Peter Sherwood in Manhattan granted Schwab's motion to dismiss the case in an order signed Oct. 24 and entered into public court records today. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office is reviewing ...more »

California Attorney General Kamala Harris gives public talk at Stanford Law School
Stanford ReportOctober 31, 2011

Harris is teaching a seminar on criminal law and public policy. 'There seem to be two positions for DAs and AGs to take: tough on crime and soft on crime. I believe there's a third way forward: smart on crime,' California Attorney General Kamala Harris ...more »

Missing Baby Lisa Lawyers Split in Feud
ABC NewsOctober 31, 2011

Short said she was no longer the family's attorney or liaison for the family with the police or media, or the family's public voice. "My team is very saddened that we are no longer serving the family as we did in the last 10 days," Short said. ...more »

Document: Letter written to President Obama regarding pot raids in California
San Jose Mercury NewsOctober 31, 2011

The US attorney letters state that federal law "takes precedence over state law and applies regardless of the particular uses for which a dispensary is selling and distributing marijuana." The letters warn that the dispensaries must shut down within 45 ...more »

Attorneys will debate whether accused sexual offender James Swets, 46, is ...
ReporterHerald.comOctober 31, 2011

In 8th Judicial District Court this morning, attorney Elaine Lukic argued that her client, James Swets, 46, should be released after his family posted a $100000 bond payment to release him from the Larimer County Detention Center. ...more »

Parents' former attorney talks about rift with NY lawyer
Kansas City StarOctober 31, 2011

She said Tacopina did not support her efforts to reach out to the public through local media. She said it was his decision, not hers, to cancel a media tour of the couple's home, and to delay another interview with Lisa's brothers.more »

PSC suspends APS cheating cases at DA's request
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 31, 2011

The move comes at the request of Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, who has expressed concern that hearings by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission could impede his criminal investigation into APS cheating, said Rick Eiserman, ...more »

Attorney: State Officials Should Investigate How Illegal and Defunded State...
Mackinac Center for Public PolicyOctober 31, 2011

30, agency continues to function, collect dues for SEIU MIDLAND — Legislators, the Attorney General and Gov. Rick Snyder need to investigate how the Michigan Quality Community Care Council, an agency created by an illegal scheme to turn 45000 private ...more »

Howard asks state to stop CRCT hearings
WSB AtlantaOctober 31, 2011

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard has asked a state commission to suspend its investigation into cheating at Atlanta Public Schools, Channel 2's Tom Regan has learned. Howard has asked the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to stop ...more »

Former SP lawyer decries egregious abuse of power
Albany Times Union (blog)October 31, 2011

It is something that I cannot recall occurring in my 26 year tenure with the State Police. I believe, however, that your thoughtful editorial neglected to note one critical point. This is the very same Andrew Cuomo who, as Attorney General, ...more »

Miss. speaker candidate: Hood mishandling settlement funds
Legal News LineOctober 31, 2011

The Fourth Circuit ruled that a "straightforward application of the Medicaid Act" shows that the feds had the right to withhold funds and that the amount was properly decided. But it was McGraw's $10 million settlement with Purdue Pharma that caused ...more »

Lamar takes stand in Mildred Fernández pre-trial hearing
Orlando SentinelOctober 31, 2011

A pretrial hearing related to the public-corruption case against former Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernández brought State Attorney Lawson Lamar to the stand this morning. ...more »

STATE v. STEPHENS
Leagle.comOctober 31, 2011

0077967, 4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650, Cincinnati, Oh 45242, Attorney for Defendant-Appellee. {¶ 1} The State of Ohio appeals from a judgment of the Dayton Municipal Court that granted Defendant John Stephen's application to seal the record of his ...more »

AZ Capitol Times: Twists and turns in redistricting process
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)October 31, 2011

Now, political junkies, journalists and the public will have to wait longer to learn exactly what powers the commission has when it comes to protecting their secrets. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has inherited the case, and Gov. ...more »

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