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New chief legal counsel appointed to the Wisconsin DNR

New chief legal counsel appointed to the Wisconsin DNR

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has appointed a lawyer from a conservative public interest litigation group to be the state Department of Natural Resources’ new chief legal counsel. Jake Curtis’s appointment is the first time the department has hired an outside lawyer to handle legal issues. Curtis has been an attorney for nearly 10 years and joined the department on Monday. He replaces attorney Quinn Williams, who has moved to the Department of Administration. The appointment is troubling because …
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NY queries Project Veritas over leader’s past conviction

Project Veritas, which has used disguises and hidden cameras to uncover supposed liberal bias in the mainstream media, could lose its ability to raise money in New York because it didn’t disclose its founder’s criminal record, the state attorney general said. The Democratic prosecutor’s office wrote to the nonprofit on Wednesday, two days after The Washington Post reported that a woman affiliated with the group tried to get the newspaper to report a false sex assault allegation against Republic…
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Egypt’s FM says no restrictions on presidential hopeful

Egypt’s foreign minister says there is no legal reason restricting former air force commander and government minister Ahmed Shafiq from contesting the 2018 presidential elections. Sameh Shoukry’s remarks on Friday came at a forum in Rome just days after Shafiq announced his intention to run. “I know he’s had some issues with the judiciary. I am not sure whether those have been resolved or not,” Shoukry said, adding that in principal anyone without pending legal cases is free to run. Shafiq narr…
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Local attorney suspended from practicing law

MIAMI COUNTY — A former Miami County lawyer had his license to practice law suspended indefinitely by the Ohio Supreme Court as of Nov. 29. Christopher R. Bucio, a former partner of Roberts, Kelly & Bucio, LLP, (now called Roberts and Kelly), had his license suspended on an interim basis following a seven-year legal battle in Shelby County Common Pleas Court in January of this year. Bucio was found to have violated several professional conduct standards regarding the unauthorized use …
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Miami Law’s Innocence Clinic Takes on New Client with a Compelling Case

Miami Law’s Innocence Clinic recently began investigating a case with a potentially compelling claim of innocence. Kenneth Patterson was arrested in February 1998 after his co-defendant Tevenin Wagenson identified him as the getaway driver for the armed robbery he committed at an IHOP in Miramar, Florida. Curiously, Wagenson admitted to committing the robbery and originally said a man named Charles, not Patterson, was the getaway driver.  After agreeing to cooperate with the State, Wagenson…
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