Pfeifer COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Supreme Court of Ohio recently held that a private, non-profit corporation that was contracted by a county mental health board was not subject to the state's policy of mandatory disclosure of its records.
Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO -- Incoming California Attorney General Jerry Brown will most likely, it seems, be Jerry Brown. And that's likely to be bad news for California business.
McCollum TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Bill McCollum, who challenged his opponent's background as a trial lawyer during his campaign, was sworn in Tuesday as Florida's new Attorney General.
Cupp COLUMBUS, Ohio - When Robert Cupp is sworn in today as Ohio's 151st Supreme Court Justice, the state's Chamber of Commerce will view it as a victory for business.
Incoming New Mexico attorney general Gary King Incoming New Mexico Attorney General Gary King, a Democrat, has wasted no time jumping onto his first populist issue.
Lockyer SALINAS, Calif. -- It's a courtroom asbestos case with an unusual twist.
Hood JACKSON, Miss. - After having his lawsuit against five insurance companies remanded to state court, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood recently asked for regular citizens to put the heat on the companies.
J. Houston Gordon NASHVILLE, Tenn. - In agreeing with Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen's challenge of a list of candidates for the vacant fifth spot on the state's Supreme Court, Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle has forced the Judicial Selection Committee to reconvene for the purpose of selecting a new candidate.
Hawaii Attorney General Mark Bennett HONOLULU -- The office of Hawaii Attorney General Mark Bennett is investigating claims that Hawaiian Health Department officials received "improper payments" from a major company recently fined for environmental violations, according to a report in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Texas Supreme Court AUSTIN -- Today's Supreme Court decision in an acrimonious dispute between a landfill operator and a Texas county appears finally to have ended a 13-year legal saga.
Washington Supreme Court OLYMPIA - Building and construction contractors who succesfully sue against another's surety bonds cannot collect additional attorney's fees outside of the value of that bond, the Washington Supreme Court ruled today.
Phill Kline TOPEKA, Kan. - The attorney for outgoing Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, facing a $5,000 fine from the state's Government Ethics Commission, says he doesn't believe Kline committed any wrongdoing.
Incoming California Attorney General Jerry Brown SACRAMENTO -- Current Oakland, Calif. mayor and incoming California Attorney General Jerry Brown has begun assembling his team as he prepares to take over from Treasury-bound Bill Lockyer.
Nevada Attorney General George Chanos CARSON CITY -- Supporters of Nevada's new anti-smoking law have found a surprising new ally in the lobbying arm of the state's most powerful casino companies, according to a recent report in the Las Vegas-based Casino City Times.
New Iowa Supreme Court Justice Brent Appel DES MOINES - Dubuque native Brent Appel was sworn in earlier this week as the newest member of the Iowa Supreme Court. He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Justice James Carter of Cedar Rapids.
Minnesota Attorney General-elect Lori Swanson ST. PAUL - Minnesota Attorney General-elect Lori Swanson is already staking out her legal territory.
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George (center) SACRAMENTO -- California should extend a service that provides lawyers to the poor in criminal cases to civil cases, according to California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George.
Bill Lockyer SACRAMENTO -- Outgoing California Attorney General Bill Lockyer last Friday moved yet another one of his loyal aides to alternative employment.
Jay Nixon JEFFERSON CITY -- Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon's declared run for Missouri Governor in 2008 has already put plenty of noses out of joint in the state's bureaucracies. And observers believe there's more where that came from.
Iowa Chief Justice Marsha K. Temus DES MOINES - A minor dispute between two hog farmers escalated to the point that the Iowa Supreme Court quoted 19th-Century humorist Ambrose Bierce in its ruling today in Klinge vs. Bentien (#111 / 04-0843).