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District Attorney closes Memphis nightclub as public nuisanceWalworth County assistant public defender marks 17 years on jobGeneral Assembly passes attorney general's public safety billsObama bids farewell again to Attorney General Eric HolderAlaska appeals court sides with public defenders in rulingObama bids farewell to Attorney General Eric Holder, a 'great friend, great ...Obama bids farewell to Attorney General Eric Holder, a 'great friend, great ...Public Defender Fired For Contesting Plea Program, Suit SaysAttorney Fees Rejected in Public Records CasePossible public defender board budget cutsAttorney: Pasco Police Shot Zambrano-Montes From BehindWarrick Co. attorney charged with impersonating public servant in 2 countiesLoretta Lynch One Step Closer To Attorney GeneralPublic Defender's Office releases video of cop hitting, pepper-spraying ...Senate Panel OKs Loretta Lynch Nomination As Attorney General

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With chief public defender MIA, many wonder where is he, what does he do?
Timesonline.comFebruary 1, 2015

No work calendar. And the persistent question: Where is Beaver County's chief public defender? Paul Steff is paid $62,455 a year plus benefits as a full-time county employee to run the Beaver County public defender's office, but it is unclear when ...more »

New Kanawha County Public Defender Takes Oath of Office
WCHSFebruary 2, 2015

New Kanawha County Public Defender Diana Panucci says she plans no major changes in the office in which she's worked for nearly 19 years. Panucci was sworn-in as the chief public defender Monday. She replaces longtime public defender George ...more »

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District Attorney closes Memphis nightclub as public nuisance
wreg.comFebruary 28, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A popular Memphis bar has been temporarily shut down and deemed a public nuisance. The injunction was approved by by General Sessions Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter Saturday, as a result of numerous reports of assaults ...more »

Walworth County assistant public defender marks 17 years on job
GazettextraFebruary 28, 2015

He also would like the district attorney's office to pursue misdemeanor charges when possible. “Sometimes when my attorneys come to me and they're very frustrated … I will tell them that if you can make it in Walworth County, you can make it anywhere ...more »

General Assembly passes attorney general's public safety bills
Augusta Free PressFebruary 28, 2015

This package of bills, now on its way to Governor Terry McAuliffe for his consideration, represents a strong bipartisan collaboration between Attorney General Herring and lawmakers to address a variety of public safety issues facing the Commonwealth.more »

Obama bids farewell again to Attorney General Eric Holder
Chambersburg Public OpinionFebruary 27, 2015

He praised Holder as a "great friend" and a "great public servant" and brushed away tears at the conclusion of his brief remarks. Holder is staying on the job until the Senate confirms his successor, which is expected soon. The Senate Judiciary ...more »

Alaska appeals court sides with public defenders in ruling
Fairbanks Daily News-MinerFebruary 27, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska Court of Appeals is siding with public defenders who objected to being appointed to provide advice to an indigent defendant who chose to represent himself. The appellate court on Friday vacated a Superior Court's ...more »

Obama bids farewell to Attorney General Eric Holder, a 'great friend, great ...
NewserFebruary 27, 2015

President Barack Obama, right, smiles as outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, left, bows to singer Aretha Franklin as she arrives in a surprise appearance to sing at an event celebrating Holder at the... (Associated Press) ...more »

Obama bids farewell to Attorney General Eric Holder, a 'great friend, great ...
Minneapolis Star TribuneFebruary 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Eyes glistening, President Barack Obama bid an affectionate farewell Friday to Attorney General Eric Holder. It was a sequel to an emotional going-away at the White House last year, but this tribute came with a soulful surprise. "Eric is ...more »

Public Defender Fired For Contesting Plea Program, Suit Says
Law360 (subscription)February 27, 2015

Law360, New York (February 27, 2015, 3:41 PM ET) -- A criminal defense attorney filed a civil rights suit against Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and the chief operators of its public defenders office in federal court Thursday, saying he was fired from ...more »

Attorney Fees Rejected in Public Records Case
Historic City NewsFebruary 27, 2015

An appeals court ruled Thursday that Union County is not required to pay attorney fees in a public-records case that started with a request for information from an unidentified company. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal said the ...more »

Possible public defender board budget cuts
KLFYFebruary 27, 2015

A possible budget cut to the state's public defender board has local public defenders worried. 15th Judicial District Defender, Paul Marx, said as much as $250,000 could be cut from their own budget. “We'll have probably eight percent less money which ...more »

Attorney: Pasco Police Shot Zambrano-Montes From Behind
Boise State Public RadioFebruary 27, 2015

The widow's attorney released a diagram of the body with lines pointing out entry and exit wounds found by the family's hired autopsy. He said two shots came from behind. One that pierced Zambrano-Montes' upper right arm and traveled into his chest.more »

Warrick Co. attorney charged with impersonating public servant in 2 counties
14 News WFIE EvansvilleFebruary 26, 2015

A Warrick County attorney and former Vanderburgh County Deputy Prosecutor was arrested for impersonating a public servant in two counties. Indiana State Police say 39-year-old Brian Oberst was pulled over in Warrick County. He allegedly told the ...more »

Loretta Lynch One Step Closer To Attorney General
KQEDFebruary 26, 2015

But the White House nominated Lynch to be attorney general after Republicans took over the Senate. And she's taken plenty of fire for President Obama's unilateral action on immigration. That gave nearly 4 million people temporary reprieve from deportation.more »

Public Defender's Office releases video of cop hitting, pepper-spraying ...
San Francisco ExaminerFebruary 26, 2015

The Public Defender's Office has released a video that it says shows a San Francisco police officer beating a homeless man with a baton and pepper-spraying him after he objected to being forced off a Muni bus, the office said in a statement Thursday.more »

Senate Panel OKs Loretta Lynch Nomination As Attorney General
Boise State Public RadioFebruary 26, 2015

Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general, cleared a major hurdle today to succeed Eric Holder as the country's top law enforcement officer. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-8 to send the nomination to the full chamber, which ...more »

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