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Former Oklahoma AG nominated for regents board

By Chris Rizo | May 14, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline)-Former Oklahoma Attorney General Michael Turpen has been appointed by Gov. Brad Henry to the State Regents for Higher Education board.

NFL asks Del. SC to stop sports betting

By John O'Brien | May 13, 2009

DOVER, Del. (Legal Newsline) - The National Football League does not want the State of Delaware to allow betting on sports and has asked the state Supreme Court to block the proposed law.

Prosecutors subpoena Ala. AG's records

By Chris Rizo | May 13, 2009

Troy King (R) HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Legal Newsline)-Federal investigators have subpoenaed Alabama Attorney General Troy King's travel records and information about gifts he might have received while in office, officials said.

Possible U.S. SC contender has plenty of alternatives

By John O'Brien | May 13, 2009

Sears ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) - Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears has plenty on her plate even if she is not picked by President Barack Obama to become the U.S. Supreme Court's next justice.

Poll: Greater diversity on Supreme Court not an issue for most Americans

By Chris Rizo | May 13, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court building WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The majority of Americans say they are in no hurry for President Barack Obama to specifically appoint a minority or a woman to the U.S. Supreme Court, a poll indicates.

Ala. AG's race gets Strange

By John O'Brien | May 13, 2009

Strange BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) - Birmingham attorney Luther Strange has decided to challenge Alabama Attorney General Troy King in 2010.

Shurtleff accidentally tweets his Senate campaign plans

By Chris Rizo | May 13, 2009

Mark Shurtleff (R) SALT LAKE CITY (Legal Newsline)-Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff inadvertently said Tuesday that he will enter the Republican primary against U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010.

Craigslist agrees to scrap erotic services ads amid AGs' pressures

By Chris Rizo | May 13, 2009

Lisa Madigan (D-Ill.) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-In a major win for a group of state attorneys general, the online classified site has agreed to drop its erotic services section.

Hood's outside counsel named lead plaintiff in securities class action

By John O'Brien | May 12, 2009

Hood NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) - Despite being termed a "professional plaintiff," a retirement fund represented by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood and his outside counsel will be the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against a group of financial institutions.

White House memo: Harm to economy if greenhouse gases are regulated

By Chris Rizo | May 12, 2009

Lisa Jackson WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-If the U.S. government opts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions it could be a catastrophic blow to the nation's already struggling economy, an Obama administration memo says.

Cuomo issues indictment and sues hospital contractor in Medicaid scam

By Keith Loria | May 12, 2009

Andrew Cuomo (D) BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has indicted and brought criminal charges against a Western New York hospital contractor accused of defrauding Medicaid for more than $730,000.

Obama tax plan a 'giveaway' to trial lawyers

By Chris Rizo | May 12, 2009

Barack Obama (D) WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)- Punitive damage awards would no longer be a tax-deductible business expense under a budget proposal made by the White House this week.

Fla. Gov. Crist won't seek re-election

By John O'Brien | May 12, 2009

Crist TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has announced that he will run for U.S. Senate in 2010, leaving an opening in the governor's office that could be filled by Attorney General Bill McCollum.

Disgraced federal judge could face impeachment

By Chris Rizo | May 12, 2009

Samuel Kent WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Congressional impeachment proceedings could begin today against disgraced U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent of Houston, who was sentenced Monday to lying to federal investigators about groping two female employees.

Blumenthal challenges FAA flight plans

By Nick Rees | May 12, 2009

Richard Blumenthal (D) HARTFORD, Conn. (Legal Newsline) - The Connecticut attorney general is opposing Plans by the Federal Aviation Administration to redesign flight paths for large planes that would send them into airspace over the southwestern part of the state.

Mich. Supreme Court agrees to hear teacher PAC case

By Chris Rizo | May 12, 2009

Michigan Supreme Court building LANSING, Mich. (Legal Newsline)-The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case over whether public school teachers can have political donations deducted directly from their paychecks.

Hood says State Farm settlement should stay sealed

By John O'Brien | May 11, 2009

Hood JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he has no choice but to object to a political Web site's request to unseal his settlement with State Farm Insurance Cos.

Cuomo's pension probe gaining steam nationwide

By John O'Brien | May 11, 2009

Cuomo ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's efforts to spread his investigation of pension fund abuses seem to be working.

Calif. judge denies class action status for Vioxx lawsuit

By Chris Rizo | May 11, 2009

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline)-A lawsuit against Merck & Co. over its pain medication Vioxx cannot proceed as a class action, a California judge has ruled.

Madigan considers run for U.S. Senate

By Chris Rizo | May 11, 2009

Lisa Madigan (D) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (Legal Newsline)-Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate.

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