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 An interview with Attorney General Michael Carpenter: Maine Policy Review - Margaret Chase Smith Center for Public ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Maine Attorney General Michael Carpenter has stood at the center of several controversies in his four years as the state's chief law enforcement official.
In Maine, the major players in the office (such as the deputy attorneys general) generally stay the same whether the attorney general is Jim Tierney, Joe Brennan, or Dick Cohen.
Obviously, in whatever way the attorney general is selected, he or she would still have to go to the legislature for the budget and so on.
www.umaine.edu /mcsc/MPR/Vol3No1/Carpenter/Carpenter.htm   (4607 words)

 Boston.com / News / Local / Maine / Attorney general appeals judge's order   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe is appealing a judge's order to release details of sex abuse allegations made against Roman Catholic clergy who are now dead.
Blethen Maine Newspapers, owner of the Portland Press Herald, Kennbec Journal in Augusta and Morning Sentinel in Waterville, filed a claim under the state's Freedom of Access law, requesting files relating to the dead priests since they could not be charged.
The issue, said Assistant Attorney General Leanne Robbin, is that the files contain the names of victims and witnesses who reported abuse to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland in addition to the names of alleged child molesters.
www.boston.com /news/local/maine/articles/2003/11/13/attorney_general_appeals_judges_order   (318 words)

 Jones Day - Publications - Follow the Four R's: Maine Guidance On Gift Certificates As Abandoned Property
The Attorney General specifically noted that there is no law in Maine that prohibits a business from indicating on the face of a gift certificate that it is time limited, or in other words, will expire within a certain period of time.
According to the Attorney General, even though a business and the purchaser of a gift certificate may contract to time limit the use of the certificate, the business may not exploit the failure to use the certificate as a basis for claiming ownership of the monies used to purchase the gift certificate.
The Attorney General concluded that the 60% rule of § 1953(1)(G) was intended by the Maine Legislature as an inducement to issuers of gift certificates to not impose dormancy charges or expiration periods.
www.jonesday.com /pubs/pubs_detail.aspx?pubid=164075303   (1039 words)

 Maine News: Rowe to run for attorney general
Maine's attorney general is elected by members of the state Senate and House of Representatives.
The next elections of an attorney general and of other constitutional officers will be held late this year after a new Legislature is elected in November and sworn in.
Rowe, who began working as a litigation attorney for UNUM in Portland in 1987, is completing his fourth term in the House of Representatives and is barred by statute from seeking re-election.
www.seacoastonline.com /2000news/6_10maine2.htm   (674 words)

 Massachusetts Attorney General: Full Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Maine AG Rowe added, "We are already seeing its effects, and EPA itself predicts that the problems associated with atmospheric warming will intensify in the years to come.
The Attorneys General argue in the suit that the EPA has acknowledged in a legal memorandum and testimony presented to Congress in 1998 and 1999 that carbon dioxide is an air pollutant subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act.
Attorneys General Reilly, Blumenthal and Rowe first informed the EPA of their plans to sue in a seven-page letter, a formal notice of intent to sue, issued in late January.
www.ago.state.ma.us /sp.cfm?pageid=986&id=1016   (993 words)

 Special prosecutor leads brain program inquiry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe has appointed a special prosecutor to direct the state's investigation of brain harvesting at the Medical Examiner's Office.
Murphy, a South Portland native who is in his 15th year as a federal prosecutor in Maine, said his role as special assistant attorney general is temporary and will continue only until the investigation concludes.
In 1998 she recommended Maine's then-funeral inspector, Matthew Cyr of Bucksport, to collect brains for the Bethesda, Md.-based lab.
www.infowars.com /articles/science/maines_brain_trade.htm   (787 words)

 Boston.com / News / Local / Maine / Attorney general qualifies casino question answers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Attorney General G. Steven Rowe released a 16-page set of answers Thursday to questions posed by Maine's public safety commissioner about legal issues surrounding a proposed Indian casino, suggesting that some matters might only be determined in court.
The attorney general asserted that the legislation to be voted on in next month's referendum "does not expand existing tribal jurisdiction beyond Indian territory."
In his conclusion, the attorney general wrote: "The legal uncertainties reflected in this opinion are an outgrowth of the fact that the initiated bill contains a number of ambiguities and provisions that do not integrate well with existing state laws."
www.boston.com /news/local/maine/articles/2003/10/16/attorney_general_qualifies_casino_question_answers   (576 words)

 Maine Judicial Branch :Supreme Court Justice Biographies
She was with Maine's Attorney General's Office for approximately ten years, becoming one of Maine's first female deputy attorneys general.
Chief Justice Saufley was appointed to Maine District Court in 1990 and appointed to Maine Superior Court in 1993.
She is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law and attended the University of Colorado School of Law.
www.courts.state.me.us /mainecourts/supreme/justices_bios.html   (1091 words)

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said: "At a time when the rest of the world is taking steps to reduce CO2 emissions, our nation is not even attempting to slow the rate of growth in its emissions.
The attorneys general noted that the Bush administration's recently announced voluntary plan for carbon emission reduction fails to impose any requirements on any polluter to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
The notification letter from the attorneys general to EPA Administrator Whitman is available on the website of New York Attorney General Spitzer: www.oag.state.ny.us.
www.oag.state.ny.us /press/2003/feb/feb20a_03.html   (1065 words)

 Maine AG told to yield files on dead accused priests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
A judge has ordered the Maine attorney general to release details of sex-abuse allegations made against Roman Catholic clergy who are now dead.
Assistant Attorney General Leanne Robbin said the state may appeal, and officials would not immediately release the information.
The judge also acknowledged that a Maine law court ruling in an unrelated case has limited the state's ability to regulate the administration of personnel policies within the church.
www.snapnetwork.org /legal_courts/maine_ag_files.htm   (924 words)

 attorney general maine office
Attorneys that have not tried jury cases are not likely to command the respect to get you a fair offer.
If the attorney is not willing to advance expenses then you will be stuck advancing them yourself and you may not be in a position to do so.
Attorney General Rob McKenna is asking for public comment on proposed rules intended to serve as a model for government agencies to follow when responding to public records requests.
www.attorney-easy.info /attorney_zw/attorney-general-maine-office.html   (547 words)

 Scenic Hudson | Press Room | Announcements   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
“Maine’s attorney general fully realizes that this would have serious negative implications for the public health and economy of his state.
Attorney General Rowe’s letter is the latest in a tide of opposition expressed by other leading public officials and newspapers throughout the Northeast.
Attorney General Rowe is the latest among a long list of his regional colleagues opposed to the proposed SLC plant.
www.scenichudson.org /press/announcements/details.cfm?ID=103&topic=cement&type=REL   (873 words)

MAINE ATTORNEY GENERAL G. Nine states today filed a lawsuit challenging new Bush Administration regulations that gut a key provision of the federal Clean Air Act.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said: "It seems that the Bush Administration's New Year's resolution is to appease the energy industry by sacrificing the lives of people in the Northeast.
Attorney General Thomas Reilly said: "On the eve of the New Year, EPA officials have published new regulations that weaken the Clean Air Act and threaten the health of Massachusetts' residents as well as millions of Americans in the coming years with the creation of dirtier air, more smog and pollution.
www.oag.state.ny.us /press/2002/dec/dec31b_02.html   (1316 words)

 Hate and Bias Crimes - Maine Townsman - December 1993   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Tong Savaun of the Maine Khmer Council recalled the incident of an 18 year-old Cambodian who was beaten unconscious in a Portland pinball club.
Maine is the second "whitest " state in the nation; Vermont is first.
Steve Bunker of the Maine Department of Public Safety, who developed the new UCR reporting form, says the numbers for 1992, the first year for including hate crimes, will be published early next year.
www.memun.org /schoolsproject/html/Resources/themes/hate_bias.htm   (2661 words)

 Three Maine Law Firms Paid $10M for Tobacco Litigation
After a year, the contract allowed for the attorneys to collect 13 percent of the total recovery plus 50 percent of any incentive payments made to the state for collection of money that might be owed to the federal government.
In a May 1999 letter to then Speaker of the Maine House Steven Rowe, Attorney General Ketterer said the contingency fee arrangement was “the second most frugal arrangement of all the states” that sought the services of outside counsel.
Attorney George Schelling, acting as a spokesman for Gross, Minsky in Bangor, said his firm did not share in the $10 million, which is to be paid over four years.
www.ellsworthamerican.com /archive/news2001/11-15-01/ea_news3_11-15-01.html   (994 words)

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The “student attorneys” are specially licensed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the United States District Court to practice under the supervision of a fully licensed faculty member.
In the General Practice Clinic, a six-credit course, each student attorney is expected to maintain a caseload of eight or more cases.
The Maine Attorney General's Office, United States Attorney, University of Maine System Counsel, and Legal Services for the Elderly are some of the public and not-for-profit agencies that offer externship opportunities.
mainelaw.maine.edu /acad-clinic.htm   (778 words)

 State of Maine Attorney General, Augusta, Maine
The Maine Rx Program was created to promote the health of Maine citizens in the face of high prices for prescription drugs, especially for those who purchase medications without the benefit of private or public insurance plans.
On October 26, 2000, upon the motion of the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America ("PhRMA"), the United States District Court for the District of Maine entered an order preliminarily enjoining the Commissioner of the Maine Department of Human Services and the Attorney General of Maine from implementing key provisions of the statute.
The Commissioner and the Attorney General perfected an interlocutory appeal, and on May 16, 2001, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reversed and vacated the injunction.
www.state.me.us /ag/interest/interestint.html   (320 words)

 Democrats Violated Constitution Says Attorney General - Maine House Republicans
“We are pleased that the Attorney General agrees that the Constitution should be upheld,” said Rep. Bruno.
In seeking an opinion from the Attorney General, Republicans laid out clear precedent for the unconstitutionality of the majority party’s action by Joint Order.
In his Opinion, the Attorney General validated the concerns that were conveyed by the Republicans.
www.mehousegop.com /index.pl/agruling   (1155 words)

 Advance Directives: What you need to know   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Durable power of attorney for health care must be signed by the individual and two witnesses, and it must be notarized.
But even without an official written version, your orally expressed directions to your physician generally have priority over any statement made in a living will or power of attorney as long as you have the ability to make decisions and communicate effectively.
Generally, no, unless the relative can prove the patient was not thinking clearly when he or she created the living will or advance directive.
www.southeastmissourihospital.com /privacy/directives.htm   (791 words)

The Maine Supreme Court upheld that decision in April 1999, and the First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Maine law in a similar case brought by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).
On November 26, 2002, the Maine Principals' Association, the organization that regulates high school interscholastic extracurricular activities, sent a memorandum to private schools stating that they would be ineligible to compete with other teams if they allowed home-schooled students to play on their teams.
Six Maine families, represented by the Institute for Justice, are challenging the law that prevents them from choosing religious schools under the state's tuitioning program.
www.heritage.org /Research/Education/Schools/maine.cfm   (1809 words)

 Trial and Error Dennis Dechaine is Innocent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Office of Attorney General orders that the Rape Kit and hairs found with Sarah Cherry's body, but not obviously belonging to her nor to Dennis Dechaine, be incinerated.
Maine's Supreme Court orders the return the exhibits to the Attorney General's office and does not address the results of the testing of the DNA.
Maine Passes Chapter 18 of the Special laws of the 121st Session, which opened the files of the Sarah Cherry/Dennis Dechaine case to the public.
www.trialanderrordennis.org /case_chronology.asp   (2046 words)

 The Office of the Attorney General of Vermont:
The Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer in the state.
ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM H. November 16, 2005: Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that he is urging Hollywood’s major motion picture studios to insert anti-smoking public service announcements on all DVDs, videos and other newer home viewing formats of movies in which smoking is depicted.
Attorney General Sorrell is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Legacy Foundation, and has long been a leader in seeking to reduce youth smoking, including efforts to convince movie studios to adopt more responsible policies relating to the portrayals of smoking in movies.
www.atg.state.vt.us   (651 words)

 Mainers urged to stay vigilant on priest abuse
Clohessy said an anticipated report by Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe on his department's investigations of clergy abuse claims should not be the end of the public's interest in the issue.
Last month, Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly issued a scathing report that criticized church hierarchy for quietly settling abuse claims and moving alleged perpetrators to new parishes.
Investigators from the Maine Attorney General's Office have been reviewing claims of abuse that include an unknown number of allegations against 33 living and 18 dead priests and other clergy members who were named in personnel records turned over by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.
www.snapnetwork.org /news/otherstates/me_stay_vigilant.htm   (812 words)

 maine state attorney general
The Office of the Maine Attorney General provides legal representation for the State, its agencies, and on behalf of the public interest.
His son Hannibal Emery Hamlin was Maine state attorney general from 1905 to 1908.
Rolling with the punches: Attorney General Charlie Crist is unfazed by the criticisms he endured on the campaign trail.
www.buschre.com /maine-state-attorney-general.html   (304 words)

 University of Maine School of Law   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Edward T. Gignoux, United States District Judge for the District of Maine prior to joing the Attorney General's office.
As an Assistant Attorney General, he headed the office's Environmental Protection Division; was later responsible for the production of all Opinions of the Attorney General.
Taylor, 477 U.S. Professor Howard is the current Executive Secretary of the Maine Committee on Judicial Responsibility and Disability, and has served on the Board of Overseers of the Bar and Professional Ethics Commission of the state.
mainelaw.maine.edu /~law/howard.htm   (203 words)

 attorney general maine
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www.attorney-easy.info /attorney_zw/attorney-general-maine.html   (670 words)

 The Smokers Club, Inc. - UPS sues Maine
Maine's law required procedures to verify that those who purchase tobacco by mail are old enough to do so.
Maine is one of 16 states that have passed laws restricting home delivery tobacco sales.
Under the Maine law, the person to whom the tobacco products are addressed must be at least 18 years old and must sign for the package.
www.smokersclubinc.com /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=595   (439 words)

 AG: Domestic abuse impacts budget, taxes
AUGUSTA — Attorney General Steven Rowe told an audience at the Augusta Civic Center on Tuesday that even if they don't care about the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, they should care how those crimes impact the state budget and their taxes.
The Attorney General's Office hosted the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Maine conference, which focused on economic costs associated with battered women and children.
She said the state is benefiting from a period of collaboration between advocates against domestic violence, victims' services, law enforcement agencies, district attorney offices, the court system, probation officers and bail commissioners, and health-care professionals, to name a few.
www.centralmaine.com /news/stories/021120violence.shtml   (622 words)

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