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Seattle panel to fix police is fractured, sources sayPickton inquiry will not get more time: BC attorney generalAstor's Estate Benefits ManyRecords fight shapes up over Ore. coal export ideaSan Francisco prosecutors charge man with 5 counts of murder while committing ...Telly Hankton turns to public defender for second murder trialAstor's Son's Inheritance Cut in Half in Estate SettlementWroge Accuses City Attorney of Violating Public's Free Speech RightsNC attorney general appeals Duke Energy rate hikeEx-Gainesville worker faces $40000 bill for public recordsThis just in from the District Attorney's officeSupporters of Martin shooter fear public backlashNY fight over Astor's estate ends; millions freedPaper chaseReport details 2010 FAMU hazing, while Scott calls on task force to meet in public

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Former Attorney-General reveals 'connivance' of State lawyers in GH¢51m Woyome ...
Ghana Business NewsMarch 1, 2012

Mr. Amidu was sacked from office after he went public on the matter inferring that some ministers of state were involved in corruption. He said the Solicitor-General, the Senior State Attorney and the Chief State Attorney authorized him to withdraw the ...more »

'Water boy, you're fired' - Murder suspect lashes out at public defender, judge
Chambersburg Public OpinionMarch 10, 2012

He is represented by Franklin County Public Defender Michael Toms and court-appointed private attorney Eric Weisbrod. On Feb. 8 he filed his motion asking for new lawyers, along with a hand-dawn cartoon entitled "Bring in the Clowns.more »

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Seattle panel to fix police is fractured, sources say
The Seattle TimesMarch 29, 2012

A "collaborative effort" between the mayor, city attorney and City Council to create a unified response to a US Department of Justice investigation into the use of force by Seattle police has unraveled, according to sources familiar with the talks.more »

Pickton inquiry will not get more time: BC attorney general
Winnipeg Free PressMarch 29, 2012

VANCOUVER - The public inquiry into the Robert Pickton case won't receive any additional time to conduct its work, British Columbia's attorney general said Wednesday, pre-empting a plea from several of the victims' families who are calling on the ...more »

Astor's Estate Benefits Many
Wall Street JournalMarch 29, 2012

... across New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wednesday. Serge JF. Levy/Associated Press The deal will send roughly $20 million to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and $15 million to the New York Public Library, those institutions said.more »

Records fight shapes up over Ore. coal export idea
The Seattle TimesMarch 29, 2012

Officials at the port in Coos Bay say they will go to court to overturn the district attorney's decision that environmental groups cannot be charged thousands of dollars to fulfill a public records requests. The Associated Press No comments have been ...more »

San Francisco prosecutors charge man with 5 counts of murder while committing ...
Washington PostMarch 29, 2012

“I would like a public defender to represent me,” Luc told Superior Court Judge Lucy Kelly McCabe. “I think it's in the best interests for me.” Assistant District Attorney Linda Allen argued that there would be a conflict if a public defender ...more »

Telly Hankton turns to public defender for second murder trial
NOLA.comMarch 28, 2012

Hankton, 35, is now represented by the Orleans Parish public defender's office on the taxpayer's dime, as he awaits trial in the 2009 killing of Jessie "TuTu" Reed. His earlier, paid attorney, Robert Glass, withdrew from representing Hankton following ...more »

Astor's Son's Inheritance Cut in Half in Estate Settlement
San Francisco ChronicleMarch 28, 2012

... to improve education in New York City, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said today in a statement. Manhattan's Central Park, the New York Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are among those also receiving funds, the state said.more »

Wroge Accuses City Attorney of Violating Public's Free Speech Rights
Patch.comMarch 28, 2012

By Caitlin Burgess Since so many appeared for the public hearing, the commission considered allowing those residents to speak anyway, even though their sentiments would not be entered into public record. Wroge, who was in the audience Monday night, ...more »

NC attorney general appeals Duke Energy rate hike
Bizjournals.comMarch 28, 2012

NC Attorney General Roy Cooper is asking the State Supreme Court to overturn a decision by state regulators to allow Duke Energy to raise its rates 7% in the state. The hike went into effect last month. But Cooper's staff argues in a filing Wednesday ...more »

Ex-Gainesville worker faces $40000 bill for public records
Gainesville SunMarch 28, 2012

Her attorney has argued that the city “cannot make any legitimate argument that the actual costs” to process the request would approach $40000. “If you let this kind of thing occur and it becomes routine it makes it much more difficult for the public...more »

This just in from the District Attorney's office
SignalMarch 28, 2012

Deputy District Attorney Max Huntsman of the Public Integrity Division, who is prosecuting the case, said under the terms of the plea agreement Lynch may never again hold public office, will be placed on three years formal probation and will be ...more »

Supporters of Martin shooter fear public backlash
CBS NewsMarch 28, 2012

The few who have defended Zimmerman have done so reluctantly, most fearing public backlash. Zimmerman, 28, has gone into hiding. His version of what happened on the rainy night of Feb. 26 has only trickled out from police and his attorney.more »

NY fight over Astor's estate ends; millions freed
Wall Street JournalMarch 28, 2012

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the settlement frees $100 million for charities. The main recipients are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library and New York City's public schools. He says it cuts by more than half — to ...more »

Paper chase
Petoskey News-ReviewMarch 28, 2012

CHARLEVOIX — Documents recently released by the Michigan Attorney General's Office under the state Freedom of Information Act show lawyers there did not intend to handle the financial aspect of a defense-filed appeal on a local 2008 murder case, ...more »

Report details 2010 FAMU hazing, while Scott calls on task force to meet in public
MiamiHerald.com (blog)March 28, 2012

A Tallahassee Police report on hazing made public today, detailing a 2010 Florida A&M University band fraternity incident involving two faculty members, sheds light on the difficulty of bringing such cases to prosecution. Stalled reporting, lack of ...more »

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