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Former Littleton city attorney is new deputy secretary of stateState appealing ruling on defendant's fitnessCity Attorney: Felony Conviction Doesn't Disqualify Bracco from Holding Public...Attorney General Bill Schuette says emergency manager petitions could suspend lawOrie Attorney Calls Evidence Against Her an “Optical Illusion”Winnebago County attorney Marilyn Hite Ross to be honoredUPDATED: Ex-Mine Security Chief Sentenced To Three YearsFormer Assistant State Auditor joins KYTC leadership staffAttorneys finish closing arguments in corruption caseUS attorney warns California farmers against pot growsProminent Entrapment Attorney Analyzes Sheriff's Response to SFGNAtlanta DUI Attorney 'MR GA DUI' Offers Free Limo Rides Home From Meehan's ...Attorney General's office expands ban on chemicals used to make synthetic ...Private events at public library present no problem, says city attorneyDA searches for motive in police shooting

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State Attorney Generals Are the New Bank Regulators
US BankerFebruary 2, 2012

Spurred by the financial crisis and its impact on their constituents, state attorneys general appear to be carving out a new role as de facto bank regulators. This trend, an unexpected fall out of the financial crisis and the passage of Dodd-Frank, ...more »

Should Courthouse Security Go Easy on Attorneys? 2 State Representatives Say ...
ABA JournalFebruary 1, 2012

Should Courthouse Security Go Easy on Attorneys? 2 State Representatives Say There Ought to Be a Law By Martha Neil Few lawyers are overjoyed about the security line at the St. Louis County courthouse, which operates more like an airport security ...more »

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Former Littleton city attorney is new deputy secretary of state
Our Colorado NewsFebruary 29, 2012

“Suzanne is an energetic, level-headed professional who will be a great asset to the Colorado Secretary of State's office. She is an exceptional elections attorney,” said Denver Clerk and Recorder Deb Johnson, who worked with Staiert while serving as ...more »

State appealing ruling on defendant's fitness
Alton TelegraphFebruary 29, 2012

The Madison County State's Attorney's Office filed an appeal after Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli ruled that Sedlacek, 30, of Troy, is unfit to stand trial and unlikely to attain fitness within a year. The ruling would limit a prosecution expert to ...more »

City Attorney: Felony Conviction Doesn't Disqualify Bracco from Holding Public...
Patch.comFebruary 29, 2012

City Attorney Andrew Faber released a memo evaluating Councilman Dion Bracco's eligibility to hold public office in relation to a 1990 felony conviction for possession of methamphetamine for sale. By Corinne Speckert City Attorney Andrew Faber wrote a ...more »

Attorney General Bill Schuette says emergency manager petitions could suspend law
The Flint Journal - MLive.comFebruary 29, 2012

"Until the petitions are ultimately certified as sufficient by our state election officials, Public Act 4 of 2011 will remain in effect,” said Schuette in a news release. “If the petitioners achieve the proper certification, Public Act 4 will be ...more »

Orie Attorney Calls Evidence Against Her an “Optical Illusion”
Essential Public RadioFebruary 29, 2012

Orie is accused of using state-funded staff for campaign work that benefited her and her sister, State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin. Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney Lawrence Claus told jurors they have mountains of evidence ...more »

Winnebago County attorney Marilyn Hite Ross to be honored
Rockford Register StarFebruary 29, 2012

By Anonymous ROCKFORD — Winnebago County Deputy State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross will be honored Thursday as a “woman of distinction.” Attorney General Lisa Madigan selected Hite Ross and three other women from Illinois for the honor. Lt. Gov.more »

UPDATED: Ex-Mine Security Chief Sentenced To Three Years
Minnesota Public RadioFebruary 29, 2012

by Howard Berkes, National Public Radio (The top of this post was updated at 1:45 pm ET with news of the prison sentence, and at 3 pm ET with the US Attorney's reaction.) A federal judge in West Virginia has sentenced Hughie Stover to three years in ...more »

Former Assistant State Auditor joins KYTC leadership staff
The Lane ReportFebruary 29, 2012

28, 2012) – Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock today announced that Cindy James, who has had a distinguished career in the offices of the Auditor of Public Accounts and the Kentucky Attorney General, is joining the Transportation Cabinet as ...more »

Attorneys finish closing arguments in corruption case
Montgomery AdvertiserFebruary 29, 2012

Lead prosecutor Kendall Day, with the US Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section, told the jury that the defense attorneys were trying to distract them with talk of race and politics. He said that those attorneys are trying to focus on small ...more »

US attorney warns California farmers against pot grows
Santa Rosa Press DemocratFebruary 29, 2012

US Attorney Benjamin Wagner will visit the Fresno County Farm Bureau on Thursday and the Kern County Sherriff's Department on Friday to warn of the federal crackdown. Investigators have found large marijuana fields primarily in the southern part of the ...more »

Prominent Entrapment Attorney Analyzes Sheriff's Response to SFGN
SouthFloridaGayNews.comFebruary 29, 2012

Violation of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. A mother's breastfeeding of her baby does not under any circumstance violate this section. In 2005, PBC Parks & Recreation contacted ...more »

Atlanta DUI Attorney 'MR GA DUI' Offers Free Limo Rides Home From Meehan's ...
Houston ChronicleFebruary 29, 2012

For the 5th consecutive year, Atlanta attorney Mickey Roberts, also known as MR GA DUI, is offering free limo rides from Meehan's Public House in Sandy Springs on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March 17th. For the 5th consecutive year, Atlanta attorney...more »

Attorney General's office expands ban on chemicals used to make synthetic ...
The Star-Ledger - NJ.comFebruary 29, 2012

Michael Mancuso/The Times TRENTON — Following a massive increase in reported abuses of synthetic marijuana throughout the state and country last year, the state Attorney General's office announced a sweeping ban this morning that outlaws any chemicals ...more »

Private events at public library present no problem, says city attorney
Seacoastonline.comFebruary 29, 2012

And according to Library Board of Trustees policy, private events are allowed in the public building, said City Attorney Robert Sullivan. The city's GOP committee announced the event by email stating Ed Nalie, president of the Coalition of New ...more »

DA searches for motive in police shooting
Wicked LocalFebruary 29, 2012

Beverly Officer Lantych continues to recover after being shot by Hamilton Sgt. Ken Nagy on Friday By Natalie Miller/Wicked Local Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett's office is continuing its investigation into the events leading up to a public...more »

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