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Bid to thwart SAT, ACT cheating centers on photo IDsU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to deliver keynote at U-M Law School graduationJudge Strips Harrisburg Agency of Control Over IncineratorPublic Attorney refutes false allegations against Pubic ProsecutionConviction rates irk new state attorney AntonacciSupporters of Florida neighborhood watch shooter wary of speaking out, fearing ...SAT, ACT takers face new photo-ID rulesBusiness News in BriefFed-up Fresno County prosecutor switches to defenseAssistant public defender charged with crack possession in Port OrangeAttorney cleared in texts disputeSanford cops wanted to charge Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin caseHarris County euthanasia missteps rile animal activistsRehoboth Public Access Corporation, Rehoboth hearing covers points of ...Tighter security for SAT, ACT in wake of cheating

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Richmond man facing death penalty keeps lawyer, sets trial date
San Jose Mercury NewsMarch 1, 2012

Nathan Burris, 48, agreed to keep his public lawyer and set a trial date on Thursday, the day after the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office notified him it was seeking capital punishment. Burris subsequently tried to fire his public attorney and ...more »

Fed. investigation into Sandusky, possible cover-up
WECT-TV6March 3, 2012

Instead, federal authorities seem to be stepping into areas where the state attorney general's office hasn't gone. This time, they seem to be exploring the possibility of a cover-up at Penn State, as well as possible bribes, fraud, or misuse of federal ...more »

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Bid to thwart SAT, ACT cheating centers on photo IDs
Boston GlobeMarch 28, 2012

The two companies that administer the tests, the College Board and ACT Inc., agreed to the precautions under public pressure brought to bear by Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice, who is overseeing the investigation. The measures take effect in the ...more »

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to deliver keynote at U-M Law School graduation
AnnArbor.comMarch 28, 2012

Before his appointment, Holder worked for the US Justice Department prosecuting corruption cases involving public officials, as an associate judge with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, as deputy US attorney general and as a litigation...more »

Judge Strips Harrisburg Agency of Control Over Incinerator
BloombergMarch 28, 2012

The incinerator debt prompted the city council to put the city into bankruptcy last year. That case was dismissed after a federal judge ruled the bankruptcy wasn't authorized by state law. The federal bankruptcy code allows states to regulate, ...more »

Public Attorney refutes false allegations against Pubic Prosecution
Bahrain News AgencyMarch 28, 2012

Manama March 28 -- (BNA) Commenting on a news report published today in one of the local newspapers in which an MP has criticized Public Prosecution's actions vis-à-vis the so-called (Sanabis Boy); the Chief Public Attorney Abdurrahman Al-Sayyed has ...more »

Conviction rates irk new state attorney Antonacci
Palm Beach PostMarch 28, 2012

Asked in January about the numbers, McAuliffe and Chief Assistant State Attorney Jeanne Howard dismissed them, suggesting that publishing the rankings would be erroneous and mislead the public. "No state attorney uses them to make judgments about ...more »

Supporters of Florida neighborhood watch shooter wary of speaking out, fearing ...
Washington PostMarch 28, 2012

The few that have defended Zimmerman did 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 »

SAT, ACT takers face new photo-ID rules
Philadelphia InquirerMarch 28, 2012

The two companies that administer the tests, the College Board and ACT Inc., agreed to the precautions under public pressure brought to bear by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, who is overseeing the investigation. The measures take effect ...more »

Business News in Brief
Philadelphia InquirerMarch 28, 2012

David Sell The BP gas and fuel company says it has agreed to lease 84000 acres of land in northeast Ohio for future oil and gas production. The land is in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale formation and lies below the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, ...more »

Fed-up Fresno County prosecutor switches to defense
Fresno BeeMarch 28, 2012

By Pablo Lopez - The Fresno Bee One of Fresno County's top homicide prosecutors is retiring to become a defense attorney, saying he's upset about his pay being cut and tired of the public's negative perception of government employees.more »

Assistant public defender charged with crack possession in Port Orange
Daytona Beach News-JournalMarch 28, 2012

By JAY STAPLETON, Staff writer A lawyer who defends others charged with crimes is now facing a felony drug charge himself, police said. Assistant Public Defender Christopher Jones, 30, of Daytona Beach, was arrested by Port Orange police on charges of ...more »

Attorney cleared in texts dispute
Youngstown VindicatorMarch 28, 2012

Scott Cochran of Youngstown in contempt of court for releasing to The Vindicator a series of text messages from a religious- discrimination lawsuit that was settled by the city of Youngstown. β€œIn this case, reasonable lawyers could differ,” in their ...more »

Sanford cops wanted to charge Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin case
MiamiHerald.comMarch 28, 2012

Sanford cops asked prosecutors to file charges against Trayvon Martin, but the Seminole County State Attorney's office held off. By Frances Robles SANFORD -- Despite public claims that there wasn't enough probable cause to make a criminal case in the ...more »

Harris County euthanasia missteps rile animal activists
Houston ChronicleMarch 28, 2012

By Mike Morris Animal rights activists called for the firing of the Harris County Veterinary Public Health director at Commissioners Court Tuesday, citing a recent report from the county attorney that documented violations of state law in the shelter's ...more »

Rehoboth Public Access Corporation, Rehoboth hearing covers points of ...
Wicked LocalMarch 28, 2012

Dupuis heard a motion for dismissal from William Hewig β€” an attorney from the town's law firm Kopelman and Paige β€” on the remaining four counts in the civil case against Rehoboth, and before the day was done, a number of other issues were addressed ...more »

Tighter security for SAT, ACT in wake of cheating
Boston HeraldMarch 28, 2012

The two companies that administer the tests, the College Board and ACT Inc., agreed to the precautions under public pressure brought to bear by Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, who is overseeing the investigation. The measures take effect ...more »

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