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For Attorneys General, Long Shot Brings PayoffsPublic Safety In Lane County Will Get WorsePublic defender in 1957 Sycamore murder case resignsCounty land bank director resigns over "restraints"LPTFA attorney, board complicit in ethics matterChief Justice's Critics Don't Understand What Judges Do, Gonzales SaysFormer Kane County Attorney Hummel faces extortion chargesDetective, attorney spar at Cristian Fernandez hearing; more testimony todayLawyer not to blame in client's fraud, court findsAttorney general opposes relicensing Indian Point nuclear plantIs county's ethic dead end a two-way street?House Votes to Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of CongressLieff Cabraser Attorney Lexi Hazam Comments on FDA Panel's Review of Metal ...Powers of Attorney in Mexico: A Double-Edged SwordAttorney general: Congressional critics focus on politics over public safety ...

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City Hall's new No. 1 lobbyist? Lawyer who got Emanuel on ballot
Chicago Sun-TimesJune 2, 2012

Since helping Mayor Rahm Emanuel turn back an effort to remove him from the 2011 mayoral ballot, Chicago lawyer Mike Kasper has seen his lobbying business boom at City Hall, records show. Kasper successfully beat back arguments that Emanuel didn't meet ...more »

Malloy: Donovan owes public 'a full explanation'
Meriden Record-JournalJune 4, 2012

Dannel P. Malloy called Saturday for state House Speaker Chris Donovan to speak to the public “sooner rather than later” concerning the allegation by the US Attorney's Office that Donovan's finance director sought to hide the source of $10000 in ...more »

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For Attorneys General, Long Shot Brings Payoffs
New York TimesJune 30, 2012

WASHINGTON — Few handicappers gave a band of Republican attorneys general much chance of success when they filed a constitutional challenge to President Obama's health care law just minutes after it was signed on March 23, 2010. Some mocked ...more »

Public Safety In Lane County Will Get Worse
Northwest Public RadioJune 30, 2012

District Attorney Alex Gardner says the public safety situation is going to get worse. He says due to the jail releases, the county is going to get less money from the state. He says public safety money is distributed based on how many people are in ...more »

Public defender in 1957 Sycamore murder case resigns
Chicago TribuneJune 29, 2012

DeKalb County Public Defender Regina Harris, the lead attorney in the high-profile Jack McCullough murder case, announced Friday she is resigning to pursue private legal practice.more »

County land bank director resigns over "restraints"
Columbus DispatchJune 29, 2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is putting public bodies on notice that it doesn't suffice to merely cite a "personnel matter" as the purpose for an executive session. Public bodies that wish to meet behind closed doors must be much more specific in ...more »

LPTFA attorney, board complicit in ethics matter
The INDsiderJune 29, 2012

The Ethics Board's action is much like filing a civil lawsuit against Gachassin; within the next four to six months the Ethics Adjudicatory Board, a three-member panel of administrative law judges, will conduct a hearing on the charges, determine ...more »

Chief Justice's Critics Don't Understand What Judges Do, Gonzales Says
Public Broadcasting AtlantaJune 29, 2012

Report: Georgia has 5th highest number of residents who died due to lack of health insurance · Atlanta Hospitals Responsive to LGBT Concerns, Survey Finds · Report: Southern Company's Fight Against New Clean Air Regulations Poses Public Health Risk ...more »

Former Kane County Attorney Hummel faces extortion charges
Southern Utah NewsJune 29, 2012

As a public defender, Hummel was appointed by the court and paid by the county to represent defendants who have little or no means to attain a lawyer. In February 2009, according to the charges, a man agreed to pay Hummel $5000 after the defense ...more »

Detective, attorney spar at Cristian Fernandez hearing; more testimony today
Florida Times-UnionJune 29, 2012

The hearing is public, though Cooper is expected to close the courtroom at points after agreeing with a defense request to protect evidence that those attorneys contend would irreversibly harm Fernandez's right to a fair trial. Interrogations by ...more »

Lawyer not to blame in client's fraud, court finds
Lexington Herald LeaderJune 29, 2012

LOUISVILLE — When Paul Bennett, Frederick Clayton and others lost more than $4 million on an oil drilling investment in southern Kentucky, they sued the companies involved and their lawyer.more »

Attorney general opposes relicensing Indian Point nuclear plant
Ridgefield PressJune 29, 2012

The Attorney General, a former Ridgefield resident, raised significant public health and safety concerns for the residents of Connecticut in his written comments submitted to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board ...more »

Is county's ethic dead end a two-way street?
abc13.comJune 29, 2012

It's against the law to change public records after someone like you asks to see them. But is that a ... "I would hope the attorney general has his eyes looking straight at Harris County because this is a severe problem," Texas Watchdog Editor Trent ...more »

House Votes to Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress
KGANJune 29, 2012

KGAN CBS 2 :: Top Stories - House Votes to Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress - WASHINGTON AP -- The House has approved a precedent-setting resolution to hold Attorney General Eric. ... 2 on Facebook · KGAN CBS 2 Twitter · KGAN ...more »

Lieff Cabraser Attorney Lexi Hazam Comments on FDA Panel's Review of Metal ...
MarketWatch (press release)June 28, 2012

WASHINGTON, Jun 28, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Lexi J. Hazam, a partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, attended yesterday's public hearing before a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel convened to examine data on the risks ...more »

Powers of Attorney in Mexico: A Double-Edged Sword
Texas LawyerJune 28, 2012

Every day, thousands of multinational companies rely on powers of attorney to conduct the day-to-day administration of their Mexican businesses, write Antonio Salazar Escobar and Francisco Rivero. A company's ability to initiate and defend itself in ...more »

Attorney general: Congressional critics focus on politics over public safety ...
NewserJune 28, 2012

Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday's votes holding him in contempt of Congress are the culmination of a misguided and politically motivated congressional investigation by Republican Rep. Darrell... - 6/28/2012 5:16:48 PM | Newser.more »

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