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Rob Maness Files Last-Minute Request for Legal Challenges to Mary Landrieu Candidacy

Just hours before Friday's 4:30 pm deadline, Republican candidate Rob Maness filed complaints with four Louisiana parish District Attorneys asking them to file legal challenges in state court to Senator Mary Landrieu's (D-LA) candidacy in the November general election. Show More Summary

FLORIDA: Another State Appeals Court Defies Attorney General Pam Bondi

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Two days ago Florida's Second District Court of Appeals disregarded the instructions of Attorney General Pam Bondi and kicked the marriage equality case before them upstairs to the state Supreme Court. Yesterday the Third District Court of Appeals also rejected Bondi's demand. Show More Summary

Drug charges dropped against man over Seymour Hoffman's death: New York Times

(Reuters) - The Manhattan district attorney has dropped drug-selling charges against a jazz musician and friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died of an accidental drug overdose in February, the New York Times newspaper reported. Show More Summary

D.A. rejects charges against sheriff's deputy who killed cyclist

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who was typing on a patrol car computer when he hit and killed a bicyclist in Calabasas last year will not be prosecuted, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said in a statement Thursday.

LA Sheriff's Deputy Who Killed Former Napster Exec Won't Be Charged

Former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. was killed while biking last December when a Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy lost control of his vehicle while using a laptop. Now, the L.A. County District Attorney is declining to bring charges against the deputy, saying there is not enough evidence to prove negligence. Read more...

'Some Say' TX Gov. Rick Perry Had It Coming, as NY Times Desperately Tries to Keep Indictment in Play

The New York Times tried to keep the politicized hit job against Texas Gov. Rick Perry alive in Wednesday's edition, insisting the dubious partisan indictment (from a Democratic district attorney's office that has filed failed charges...Show More Summary

Perry's History with Repubs Charged with Drunk Driving

Progress Texas: [Texas Gov.] Rick Perry is defending his attempt to coerce Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg out of office -- an attempt which resulted in not one, but two indictment charges -- by claiming that he was taking a stance against her drunk driving conviction. Show More Summary

Toddler’s Aunt Already Faces Life Sentence

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon charged the aunt of a 2-year-old killed by a hit-and-run driver with felony child endangerment. Loyresha Gage, 25, didn’t run over her niece Mi’yana Gregory as the toddler stood alone in a crosswalk after 10:30 p.m. Show More Summary

D.A. Seeks 6-Month Jail Sentence for Wright

The Los Angeles Times reports that suspended Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright may spend six months in jail, if Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Bjorn Dodd has his way. Dodd requested the Los Angeles County Superior...Show More Summary

Rosemead man sentenced for killing, burying his mother

A Rosemead man was sentenced Aug. 14 to 26 years to life in state prison for killing his mother and burying her body in the backyard of the condominium they shared, according to Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. A jury on...Show More Summary

Texas DA: Felony Pot Charge Not Worth the Time

KXAN: The Williamson County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday dropped the first-degree felony charge against a Round Rock, Texas, teenager facing a possible life sentence for making and selling brownies laced with hash oil. The felony charges against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro carried stiff penalties ranging from 5 years to life in prison. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Port Authority dock deal probed The Manhattan District Attorney is investigating a secret, $25 million legal settlement between the Port Authority and a politically connected seaport company that excused $15 million in unpaid rent at the docks in Brooklyn and Newark and handed over $10 million of public money to cover other debts. Show More Summary

California’s Smartphone Kill Switch Law And You

After months of campaigning for smartphone antitheft legislation, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon got what he wanted Monday: Governor Jerry Brown signed Bill SB 962 into California law, making “kill switches" mandatory on all new smartphones. Show More Summary

3 accused of running Irvine brothel; charges include human trafficking

Three people accused of running a high-end brothel in Irvine are being arraigned Monday, the Orange County district attorney’s office announced.

Sacramento Bee Cunningly Attacks Tom McClintock

In a column ostensibly lambasting local district attorneys around the state for failing to prosecute legislators who live outside the districts they represent, Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee lives up to his paper’s penchant for looking out for Democrats. Show More Summary

U.S. judge casts doubt on HP-shareholder settlement in Autonomy lawsuit

District Judge Charles Breyer said the settlement contained a "potentially fatal" provision, under which HP would hire shareholder attorneys to pursue claims against ex-Autonomy executives. Breyer said he would not approve the proposed fees for shareholder lawyers. Show More Summary

Rev. Al’s march

New Yorkers anguished by Eric Garner’s death after a struggle with police will march today from the scene of the confrontation to the Staten Island district attorney’s office.

Dept. of Justice Honors Islamic Activist Allegedly Linked to Al Qaeda Charity

In June, a flurry of press coverage in Western New York reported on the close relationship between District Attorney William Hochul and local Muslim leader Dr. Khalid Qazi. Vows of mutual respect and support were exchanged between Hochul and Qazi, and so were ceremonial awards. Show More Summary

Better Call Saul!! My Time on Jury Duty

I had jury duty for two days this week. I was not selected to serve on the jury but I did get empaneled and asked questions by the judge, assistant district attorney, and defense attorney. This is the farthest I’ve have made it in the trial stage. As indicated above, the trial was a criminal…

Police officer who brutally pummeled homeless grandmother could face “serious charges”

The California Highway Patrol turns over its criminal investigation Los Angeles County district attorney

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