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Zipcars share the ride at UCU.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen M. Ortiz, Speaks at College on October ...Steward finalizes purchases of Morton, Quincy Medical Center hospitalsCt Atty Gen Joins Battle To Reduce Electric Transmission RatesUS Attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen M. Ortiz, Speaks at College on October 4 ...Spring trial possible for HamptonBlock's plea bargain isn't much of a deterrentGas bills could change this winter after 'tiered pricing' endsFranklin County budget being crimped by high public defense costsAppeals court says public can look at ballot imagesNew trial ordered in 2003 Ephrata murderPostmus' attorney concerned FBI investigation may target ex-county supervisorCoakley proposes conditions of utility mergerDead man appeals his murder convictionHolder reiterates resolve to find killer of Seattle federal prosecutor

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2nd federal agency looking at Ohio school system
Houston ChronicleSeptember 3, 2011

The US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Ohio are looking at differences in the ways Toledo Public Schools disciplines racial minority students, as well as how the district provides ...more »

Accused killer's psych test will not be made public
Middletown PressSeptember 14, 2011

MIDDLETOWN - The state-ordered psychiatric exam for accused killer Stephen Morgan is complete and has been submitted to the court but will not be made public, a prosecutor said, Tuesday. State's Attorney Timothy Liston didn't give a ...more »

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Zipcars share the ride at UC
Cincinnati.comSeptember 30, 2011

POLITICAL NOTES WILDER— The public can meet Attorney General Jack Conway when he attends a reception in Wilder on Wednesday, Oct. 5 hosted by the Democratic... Notre Dame Academy senior Caitlyn Forman has committed to swim at Auburn, according to ...more »

U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen M. Ortiz, Speaks at College on October ...
Sacramento BeeSeptember 30, 2011

Do not use the commenting system for advertising. That's spam and it isn't allowed. • Don't use all capital letters. That's akin to yelling and not appreciated by the audience. • Don't flag other users' comments just because you don't agree with their ...more »

Steward finalizes purchases of Morton, Quincy Medical Center hospitals
Boston GlobeSeptember 30, 2011

The deals had already received approvals from state Attorney General Martha Coakley and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts also approved the acquisition of Morton. Both hospitals will be converted ...more »

Ct Atty Gen Joins Battle To Reduce Electric Transmission Rates
Connecticut WatchdogSeptember 30, 2011

Connecticut's Office of Consumer Counsel and Public Utilities Regulatory Authority also signed in support of the complaint, along with utility regulators and consumer advocates in the other New England states. Assistant Attorney General Clare Kindall, ...more »

US Attorney for Massachusetts, Carmen M. Ortiz, Speaks at College on October 4 ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 30, 2011

The talk is free and open to the public. Nominated by President Barack Obama, as the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Ms. Ortiz was confirmed by the US Senate on November 5, 2009. She is the first Hispanic and the first woman to represent ...more »

Spring trial possible for Hampton
Las Vegas Review - JournalSeptember 30, 2011

Hampton's attorney, federal public defender AJ Kramer, said the defense was still examining documents compiled by the Senate Ethics Committee during a lengthy investigation of the former Nevada Republican senator. In a short conference in Howell's ...more »

Block's plea bargain isn't much of a deterrent
NMPolitics.netSeptember 30, 2011

Attorney General Gary King says the plea bargain his office worked out with Jerome Block Jr. is “an important step… in the prosecution of government corruption in New Mexico.” I disagree. ...more »

Gas bills could change this winter after 'tiered pricing' ends
Minnesota Public RadioSeptember 30, 2011

Attorney General Lori Swanson in June called on the state Public Utilities Commission to suspend the program after her office received complaints from consumers. CenterPoint agreed to work to address the concerns, and the PUC on Wednesday voted ...more »

Franklin County budget being crimped by high public defense costs
TheNewsTribune.comSeptember 30, 2011

In a sixth case, Lori Ann Christensen's family has hired a private attorney to represent her in the vehicular homicide death of Orlando Abarca-Rivera last September. Hsu said he plans to look at whether hiring a staff public defense attorney or ...more »

Appeals court says public can look at ballot images
Aspen TimesSeptember 30, 2011

The ruling, he said, “sets out as a principle that ballots [and ballot images] are public records that can be inspected as long as they don't have identifying marks on them.” Assistant city attorney Jim True said it would be up to the City Council to ...more »

New trial ordered in 2003 Ephrata murder
The Seattle TimesSeptember 30, 2011

In 2009, the high court ruled that improper closure was a constitutional violation warranting a new trial. Thursday's ruling "reaffirms the right to a public trial. We don't have secret proceedings in Washington," said Koch, Savoie's attorney. ...more »

Postmus' attorney concerned FBI investigation may target ex-county supervisor
Contra Costa TimesSeptember 30, 2011

Stephen Levine, Postmus' attorney, said he contacted prosecutor Lewis Cope, who heads the District Attorney's Public Integrity Unit, last week to discuss the federal investigation and whether state and local prosecutors have some kind of agreement with ...more »

Coakley proposes conditions of utility merger
Legal News LineSeptember 29, 2011

In a 50-page brief filed with the Department of Public Utilities on Wednesday, the Attorney General's Office argued that as a condition of the merger, the DPU should either impose a five-year distribution rate freeze for NStar Electric, NStar Gas and ...more »

Dead man appeals his murder conviction
The Seattle TimesSeptember 29, 2011

Lindsey has the support of the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, which wrote in an appellate court filing: "There is no constitutional right or statutory authority for the use of public funds to underwrite the estate's moot appeal. ...more »

Holder reiterates resolve to find killer of Seattle federal prosecutor
The Seattle TimesSeptember 29, 2011

US Attorney General Eric Holder sought the public's help Wednesday in solving the decade-old slaying of Seattle-based federal prosecutor Thomas Wales. By Mike Carter and Steve Miletich US Attorney General Eric Holder walks Wednesday at the Federal ...more »

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