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Texas district attorney shot dead in homeTexas District Attorney, Wife Found Dead At HomeTexas District Attorney, Wife Found Dead At HomeTexas district attorney, wife found dead at homeHampton pits four attorneys vs. a single activistTaking a look at public defendersSan Diego attorney says Lipstick Bounty Hunters put public at riskFederal public defender to close office every FridayAttorney General Luther Strange refuses to intervene in Birmingham railroad ...Baker Donelson adds prominent healthcare lawyerAttorney tapped to mediate LEAC dispute leads board of WAPA's largest single ...$838K murder defense bill in Arias case pits public right to know against ...Mangum gets new attorneyJudge: Public has right to know Arias defense costsAttorney General Madigan: State Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Obtaining ...

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Murder defendants may be better off with public defenders than court-appointed ...
ABA JournalMarch 5, 2013

As the report explains: "Appointed counsel have comparatively few resources, face more complex incentives, and are more isolated than public defenders. The low pay reduces the pool of attorneys willing to take the appointments and makes doing ...more »

Lee Radek, Former Long-Time Public Integrity Section Leader, Dies at 69
Main JusticeMarch 5, 2013

Radek joined the Justice Department's Criminal Division in 1971 through the prestigious Attorney General's Honors Program. He was one of nine lawyers initially assigned to the Public Integrity Section in 1976, when it was founded. In the 1980s, while ...more »

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Texas district attorney shot dead in home
NBCNews.comMarch 31, 2013

reporter: peter, good evening. today the local sheriff here said that he will increase security at the county courthouse , this as local police and the fbi try and figure out why someone would kill yet another public official . a chilling crime, now a ...more »

Texas District Attorney, Wife Found Dead At Home
Minnesota Public RadioMarch 31, 2013

The FBI, Texas Rangers and local police are investigating the killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife, who were found dead on Saturday. The slayings come two months after an assistant district attorney for the same county was shot dead in a ...more »

Texas District Attorney, Wife Found Dead At Home
New Hampshire Public RadioMarch 31, 2013

The FBI, Texas Rangers and local police are investigating Sunday the killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife who were found dead a day earlier. The slayings come two months after an assistant district attorney for the same county was shot ...more »

Texas district attorney, wife found dead at home
Watertown Public OpinionMarch 31, 2013

Sam Rosander, who lives in the same unincorporated area of Kaufman County as the McLellands, told The Associated Press that sheriff's deputies were parked in the district attorney's driveway for about a month after Hasse was killed. Aulbaugh said ...more »

Hampton pits four attorneys vs. a single activist
Daily PressMarch 31, 2013

But even Langford, 78, admits he found it "nerve-racking" standing in a courtroom Friday arguing his case against four opposing lawyers in a hearing regarding the Hampton Police Division's cigarette sting. ... Holding the three accreditations — for ...more »

Taking a look at public defenders
Parkersburg NewsMarch 31, 2013

Wainwright, established the present day public defender office, ensuring representation for indigent criminal clients. But a half-century later, that representation is still not equal to that received by wealthy clients who can pay for a private ...more »

San Diego attorney says Lipstick Bounty Hunters put public at risk
fox5sandiego.comMarch 30, 2013

SAN DIEGO - A San Diego Attorney claims some women bounty hunters went too far and tried to make a name for themselves, at the expense of his client. Now, his client plans to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Lipstick Bounty Hunters. Lipstic ...more »

Federal public defender to close office every Friday
Dallas Morning NewsMarch 30, 2013

John R. Parker, first assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, said his office is in regular contact with the public defender, the federal courts and other federal law enforcement agencies regarding the cuts. He said the office will ...more »

Attorney General Luther Strange refuses to intervene in Birmingham railroad ...
al.com (blog)March 29, 2013

Michael Choy, a lawyer representing Birmingham officials in their vote, has called Rogers' accusations irresponsible and baseless. Choy said there is clear evidence that public hearings were properly held before the vote. Strange's denial joins a ...more »

Baker Donelson adds prominent healthcare lawyer
Thomson Reuters News & InsightMarch 29, 2013

Campbell told Reuters the firm "would like to build a network of public hospital attorneys" and that he would be a part of that effort. He joined the 650-attorney Baker Donelson to provide better service to his clients, he said. Baker Donelson has a ...more »

Attorney tapped to mediate LEAC dispute leads board of WAPA's largest single ...
Virgin Islands Daily NewsMarch 29, 2013

The Public Services Commission was considering at least four attorneys to serve as a hearing examiner to mediate disagreements between WAPA and Georgetown Consulting Group, the consultants for the Public Services Commission. Public Services ...more »

$838K murder defense bill in Arias case pits public right to know against ...
ABA JournalMarch 28, 2013

So far, the taxpayers of Maricopa County, Ariz., have spent over $838,000 to defend Jodi Arias in a high-profile capital murder case and they likely will be on the hook for over $1 million by the time the legal battle concludes. Under state law, the ...more »

Mangum gets new attorney
Durham Herald SunMarch 28, 2013

Mangum, who has changed attorneys several times as well as represented herself since she was charged with killing Daye in April 2011, appealed to Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson last week to appoint the public defender's office to represent her.more »

Judge: Public has right to know Arias defense costs
HLNtv.comMarch 28, 2013

The public may soon learn more details about the cost of accused killer Jodi Arias' defense. Judge Joseph Welty ruled Thursday against Arias' attorneys' request to bar the release of more information about the cost of Arias' defense to the state of ...more »

Attorney General Madigan: State Contractor Pleads Guilty to Fraud in Obtaining ...
eNews Park ForestMarch 28, 2013

The felony conviction is the result of an investigation by the Attorney General's Public Integrity Bureau, which Madigan created to uncover fraud, abuse and waste of government resources. Madigan said Williams represented to the Illinois Capital ...more »

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