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2 inquiries to look into rough arrest of woman with dementia

Apr. 20, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A team of outside law enforcement agencies and city officials are launching separate investigations into the forceful arrest of a 73-year-old Colorado woman with dementia who left a store without paying for about $14 of items last year. The probes...

Pandemic inspires law firm to reissue cookbook

Apr. 19, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In online reviews, clients praise personal injury attorney Davis Rice for being “a pit bull” who refuses to settle for less than he thinks workers deserve for falling off a ladder or otherwise getting hurt at work. None of them, though, mention...

Stitt names Oklahoma City attorney as state college regent

Apr. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced the appointment Tuesday of an Oklahoma City attorney to the nine-member body that oversees the state’s 25 public colleges and universities. Stitt said he appointed Courtney Warmington to a nine-year term on the...

Georgia lawmaker's legal work targeted again over voting law

Apr. 13, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Protesters are trying to get a Georgia state representative fired by cities and counties that pay him to be their attorney, citing his role in pushing through a voting law that adds restrictions. The Washington City Council voted 4-2 to ask Rep....

Arizona court: Non-lawyers allowed to invest in law firms

Apr. 11, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Before this month, Mike Payne was constantly switching among his many hats — legal, accounting, business consulting. But now that his accounting firm has been approved by the Arizona Supreme Court as one of the first alternative business structures in...

Ex-GOP leader confirmed as University of Missouri curator

Apr. 07, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Republican-led state Senate on Wednesday confirmed a former state Republican party chairman to the University of Missouri System governing board. Senators voted 19-13 to confirm Todd Graves as curator, with one Democrat joining most Republicans...

Mississippi and Secret Service work on cybercrime task force

Apr. 06, 2021 18:01 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch said Tuesday that her office has established a partnership with the U.S. Secret Service and in-state law enforcement agencies to investigate financial crimes that occur online. A Cyberfraud Task Force is...

Alabama lawyer Bryan Stevenson to appear at Lincoln Center

Apr. 05, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama lawyer best known for defending death row inmates and advocating for racial justice is taking on a new role: Concert pianist at New York's Lincoln Center. Attorney Bryan Stevenson will appear as both a speaker and performer at an...

EXPLAINER: Legion of Chauvin prosecutors, each with own role

Apr. 04, 2021 14:04 PM EDT

Viewers watching the trial of a former Minneapolis officer charged with murder in George Floyd 's death may be struck by the array of prosecutors taking turns presenting their case. The choice of who does what is no accident. While Derek Chauvin ’s attorney, Eric...

Gaetz staying on Judiciary panel, despite investigation

Mar. 31, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, a prominent, outspoken conservative and a close ally of former President Donald Trump who has been under federal investigation for a former relationship, would lose his House seat if convicted of a felony. But there are no rules addressing...