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South Florida Law Firm’s Website Worries Ethics Experts

A full-time adviser to the Miami-Dade County mayor in South Florida also happens to be a lawyer.

And, on the website for Gazitua Letelier, the law firm…

Supreme Court Allows Whistle-Blower Claims Against Subcontractors

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a federal whistle-blower law allows suits against government subcontractors if they lied in an attempt to get the government to pay false claims.

Supreme Court Rules Against State Worker’s Equal Protection Claim

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a “class of one” equal protection claim by a worker who says she was fired from her state job because of discrimination.

The 6-3…

Fed’l. Judge and Mississippi AG are in Name-Calling Contest

Although recommending no civil or criminal penalties, a federal judge didn’t hold back when he criticized Mississippi’s attorney general, Jim Hood, in a written opinion issued yesterday. In no uncertain…

Urged By Law Profs to Resign, W. Va. U Prez, Michael Garrison, Will Step Down

The president of West Virginia University has agreed to step down after a controversy over an award of an MBA degree to the daughter of the state governor even though…

Critics Believe S.C. ‘I Believe’ License Plate Violates Constitution

Two groups are considering a lawsuit over South Carolina’s decision to offer drivers a license plate with a cross and the phrase “I believe.”

The state passed a bill authorizing…

Police Plan Military-Style Checkpoint in Washington, D.C., Neighborhood

It’s not an actual war zone. But police plan to treat a violence-plagued neighborhood in northeast Washington, D.C., as though it were, establishing a temporary military-style checkpoint beyond which those…

Jurors Discounted Star Witness, But Convicted Rezko on Other Evidence

Attorney Stuart Levine was the star witness in the federal political corruption trial of Antoin “Tony” Rezko. But jurors reportedly discounted the testimony of a man portrayed by defense lawyers…

Law Grad Who Dissed Courts Loses Appeal Over Denied Law License

Updated: A federal appeals court has tossed a civil rights and First Amendment claim filed by a law graduate who claims he was denied a law license because of his…

Polygamous Texas Sect Bans Underage Teen Marriages

Updated: As parents Monday began picking up more than 400 children found to have been taken improperly from a Texas ranch run by a polygamous sect of which they are…

Attorneys to Ante Up $235K in N.Y. Public Benefits Probe

More settlements by New York lawyers have been announced in an ongoing public benefits probe by the state attorney general.

Gilbert Henoch, 75, a Long Island attorney, agreed to pay…

Manager of Prostitution Ring Linked to Spitzer Pleads Guilty

A manager of a high-priced prostitution ring allegedly patronized by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors…

No Probe of Minn. AG’s Spending Needed, Auditor Says in ‘Unflattering’ Review

There is no basis to launch a full-scale investigation into expenditures by Minnesota’s attorney general, Lori Swanson, a state auditor says.

“But an unflattering portrait of a pressure-cooker environment in…

Texas Judge Returns 400-Plus FLDS Kids to Their Parents

After a Texas Supreme Court ruling Thursday that officials overstepped its authority by removing some 468 children from their homes at a ranch run by a religious sect that advocates…

More than 400 FLDS Kids to Begin Returning Home on Monday

Updated: After a Texas Supreme Court ruling yesterday that more than 460 children were illegally removed from their parents’ custody at a ranch run by a religious sect that advocates…

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