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NH AG: Public information requests take 1000s of hoursAlleged activities of former Beauregard public works official subject of auditFOLLOWING AG SCHNEIDERMAN'S INVESTIGATION, TWO OF NEW YORK'S ...Mellow attorney cites public service, poor health in plea for mercyCongress Theater Improved Thanks to Public Nuisance Hearings, Lawyer SaysHearings continue on NH budget requests with Department of JusticeAttorney argues police seized photos illegallyDisorder in the court: Attorneys, clients sometimes clashNo charges for St. Paul officers in kicking incidentEthics Commission backs down from fight over prosecutionsPalm Coast attorney defends council's selection processBolling lost passion for political process, not public serviceFollowing A.G. Scheiderman Investigation, Two of New York's Largest Show ...Fire board moves to make attorney's fees publicTexas Ethics Commission could take over enforcement from Travis County ...

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Kwame Kilpatrick lawyer Gerald Evelyn released from hospital
Detroit Free PressNovember 1, 2012

Attorney Gerald Evelyn, one of the defense lawyers in the public corruption trial of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and three others, has been released from the hospital. “He's home and resting, and we're all hoping for a speedy recovery,” said ...more »

Southern Star Casino Search Warrant Served
WTVY, DothanNovember 3, 2012

(MONTGOMERY)—Attorney General Luther Strange announced that a search warrant was served today at Southern Star casino in Lowndes County by law enforcement agents from the Attorney General's Office and the Alabama Department of Public Safety.more »

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NH AG: Public information requests take 1000s of hours
Nashua TelegraphNovember 30, 2012

CONCORD (AP) - Public information requests take thousands of hours of attorney time that could be spent on other issues, New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney said Friday. Delaney testified at a hearing on the Department of Justice's budget ...more »

Alleged activities of former Beauregard public works official subject of audit
KPLC-TVNovember 30, 2012

The audit report includes a letter from Pickering's attorney, suggesting that the longtime Beauregard Parish employee did not deliberately do anything wrong and has lived a life dedicated to public service. According to an audit summary, the probe was ...more »

FOLLOWING AG SCHNEIDERMAN'S INVESTIGATION, TWO OF NEW YORK'S ...
Saugerties Post StarNovember 30, 2012

"Our investigation demonstrated how the 'off the books' sale of guns presents a great risk to public safety. This agreement builds upon our work by holding gun show operators responsible for the purchases made at their events," Attorney General ...more »

Mellow attorney cites public service, poor health in plea for mercy
Citizens VoiceNovember 30, 2012

Sempa's comments came after Mellow attorney Daniel Brier told a packed courtroom that Mellow has heart disease. He said that illness, his client's 40-year career in public service, and a need to care for an ill adult daughter should earn Mellow ...more »

Congress Theater Improved Thanks to Public Nuisance Hearings, Lawyer Says
DNAinfoNovember 30, 2012

The theater, located at 2135 N. Milwaukee Ave., was put into the Public Nuisance/Deleterious Impact process in April at the urging of Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) to address complaints of loud bass, bottles, trash, intoxicated patrons, underage drinking and ...more »

Hearings continue on NH budget requests with Department of Justice
The RepublicNovember 30, 2012

CONCORD, New Hampshire — New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney says public information requests take thousands of hours of attorney time by his office that could be spent on other issues. Delaney testified Friday at a hearing on the ...more »

Attorney argues police seized photos illegally
The News HeraldNovember 30, 2012

PANAMA CITY — Attorneys for a couple accused of photographing themselves having sex in front of their 2-year-old child argue police violated their rights by searching without their consent. A motion to suppress evidence police found on a tablet device ...more »

Disorder in the court: Attorneys, clients sometimes clash
Utica Observer DispatchNovember 30, 2012

While convictions aren't often reversed because a judge violated someone's right to counsel, it is not unusual for defendants to accuse their attorneys or public defenders of not doing enough for their case or not keeping them informed. “The assigned ...more »

No charges for St. Paul officers in kicking incident
Minnesota Public RadioNovember 30, 2012

PAUL, Minn. — The Olmsted County Attorney's Office decided not to bring felony charges against two St. Paul police officers for alleged police brutality in the arrest of Eric Hightower in August. The incident attracted public attention because a ...more »

Ethics Commission backs down from fight over prosecutions
Houston Chronicle (blog)November 29, 2012

The Travis County District Attorney's office investigates and prosecutes ethical misconduct by public officials. Transferring those powers from career professionals to a body supervised by appointees of the governor, lieutenant governor and House ...more »

Palm Coast attorney defends council's selection process
Daytona Beach News-JournalNovember 29, 2012

That ranking by individual council members constituted "formal action" that should have been done at a public meeting, said Jon Kaney, general counsel for the First Amendment Foundation. But City Attorney William Reischmann, in a six-page memo sent to ...more »

Bolling lost passion for political process, not public service
Washington TimesNovember 29, 2012

Mr. Bolling announced Wednesday he is suspending his campaign to be the GOP's nominee for governor next year, effectively clearing a path for Republican Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli to take the party mantle and square off against likely ...more »

Following A.G. Scheiderman Investigation, Two of New York's Largest Show ...
Long Island ExchangeNovember 29, 2012

“Our investigation demonstrated how the 'off the books' sale of guns presents a great risk to public safety. This agreement builds upon our work by holding gun show operators responsible for the purchases made at their events,” Attorney General ...more »

Fire board moves to make attorney's fees public
Half Moon Bay ReviewNovember 29, 2012

Wednesday's meeting of the Coastside Fire Protection District board brought out a packed house, as the board discussed whether to continue its Cal Fire contract, redacted bills for consultant services and a recall of three board members. Sara Hayden / ...more »

Texas Ethics Commission could take over enforcement from Travis County ...
The RepublicNovember 29, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Ethics Commission could take over ethics enforcement of public officials from the Travis County district attorney's office. The commission meets Thursday in Austin. The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/Y838fa ...more »

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