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DA: Grand jury to consider Texas chopper shootingPortland attorney says TriMet's questionable enforcement of noise rules ...AG Martha Coakley calls for independent probe of state drug lab policies and ...Public defender charged with assaulting prosecutor testifies he felt threatenedAttorney for former North Atlanta principal Mark MyGrant asks Atlanta Public...Prosecutors and public defenders can get loan help in SDProsecutor testifies against public defender charged with assaulting himCounty attorney candidate: Robin GordonDistrict Attorney to meet with DPS on aerial shootingBuckhead: Attorney for former North Atlanta principal demands hearingUS attorney will monitor election complaints in KansasProsecutors And Public Defenders Can Get Loan HelpProsecutors and public defenders can get loan helpQ&A with candidates for Oconto County District AttorneyAttorney asks for dismissal of charges against MSU-Mankato coach

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Jim Krumel: No basketball tickets, but public scores big
LimaOhio.comOctober 1, 2012

This is where we tell Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to stand up and take a bow for putting together the “Mediation for Public Records Disputes” program. It offers the services of the Ohio Attorney General's Office to play the role of a neutral ...more »

Judge holds hearing in Delaware FOIA dispute
CapitalGazette.comOctober 2, 2012

The General Assembly passed the law purportedly subjecting the CWSWA to the FOIA law shortly after the attorney general's office ruled that the authority was not a public body under FOIA because it does not receive or disburse public funds or provide ...more »

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DA: Grand jury to consider Texas chopper shooting
Boston.comOctober 31, 2012

Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra said after meeting with Texas Rangers that the case ''will be taken to a grand jury, there's no doubt about that.'' He added that he asked the investigators to tell the state Department of Public Safety that ...more »

Portland attorney says TriMet's questionable enforcement of noise rules ...
OregonLive.com (blog)October 31, 2012

TriMet code forbids: "excessive or unnecessary noise, including boisterous and unreasonably loud conduct, within any District Vehicle or District Station with the intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm to the public, District personnel, or a ...more »

AG Martha Coakley calls for independent probe of state drug lab policies and ...
Boston.comOctober 31, 2012

... Liberties Union of Massachusetts, also praised Coakley's move, saying, “As unimpeachable as the Office of the Attorney General is, to truly expedite an incontrovertible resolution to this crisis and fully restore public confidence in our criminal ...more »

Public defender charged with assaulting prosecutor testifies he felt threatened
Chicago TribuneOctober 31, 2012

Two sharply divergent stories emerged in court today during the trial of a Cook County public defender charged with assaulting an assistant state's attorney two years ago in a Chicago courthouse. Both sides essentially agree that the two lawyers ...more »

Attorney for former North Atlanta principal Mark MyGrant asks Atlanta Public...
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOctober 31, 2012

An attorney for former North Atlanta High principal Mark MyGrant sent a letter Wednesday to Atlanta Public Schools asking the board of education to hold a hearing to clear MyGrant's name following allegations of “institutional racism” at the school ...more »

Prosecutors and public defenders can get loan help in SD
Daily RepublicOctober 31, 2012

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is accepting applications in a program that helps prosecutors and public defenders repay their education loans. Talk about it. PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is ...more »

Prosecutor testifies against public defender charged with assaulting him
Chicago TribuneOctober 31, 2012

Cook County Assistant Public Defender Henry Hams found himself in an unlikely position today as his own criminal trial started. He's charged with assaulting an assistant Cook County state's attorney two years ago at the Criminal Courts Building in Chicago.more »

County attorney candidate: Robin Gordon
Conway Daily SunOctober 31, 2012

The incident unfolded after Gordon called the county attorney's office to find out the date that she hired Murray — information which should be public. According to Gordon, Murray became incensed because he thought Rand was helping to draft Gordon's ...more »

District Attorney to meet with DPS on aerial shooting
Brownsville HeraldOctober 31, 2012

Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra says he's scheduled to meet with Texas Department of Public Safety officials Wednesday. On Oct. 25, a DPS helicopter joined in the pursuit of a pickup truck near La Joya that was suspected of carrying a ...more »

Buckhead: Attorney for former North Atlanta principal demands hearing
Reporter NewspapersOctober 31, 2012

The attorney for former North Atlanta High principal Mark MyGrant is asking the Atlanta Board of Education to hold a public hearing regarding allegations of racism at the school, according to documents obtained by the Buckhead Reporter. On Oct. 31 ...more »

US attorney will monitor election complaints in Kansas
Kansas City StarOctober 31, 2012

Jared Maag, criminal chief for the U.S. Attorney's Office, and Leon Patton, assistant U.S. attorney, will be available to the public at 785-295-2850 while the polls are open Tuesday. Grissom encourages anyone with evidence of electoral corruption or ...more »

Prosecutors And Public Defenders Can Get Loan Help
KDLT NewsOctober 31, 2012

The attorney general says the federally funded program is an incentive for prosecutors and public defenders to remain in public service. He says attorneys frequently mention student loan debt as the overwhelming reason they leave jobs as prosecutors ...more »

Prosecutors and public defenders can get loan help
KCAUOctober 31, 2012

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is accepting applications in a program that helps prosecutors and public defenders repay their education loans. Jackley says applications will be accepted through Dec. 31. The attorney...more »

Q&A with candidates for Oconto County District Attorney
Green Bay Press GazetteOctober 31, 2012

The administrative skills I have acquired over the last 14 years will assist me in performing the duties of District Attorney for Oconto County. Evans: I have many years and varied experiences in the law. Since becoming district attorney, I have ...more »

Attorney asks for dismissal of charges against MSU-Mankato coach
Minnesota Public RadioOctober 31, 2012

by Elizabeth Baier, Minnesota Public Radio. October 31, 2012 ... A defense attorney will ask prosecutors this afternoon to dismiss charges against Minnesota State University - Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner, who faces two counts of child pornography.more »

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