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News stories tagged with "law-and-order"

Dem Upsets GOP DA In Clinton County

A far quieter and more civil district attorney's race in Clinton County produced one of the north country's biggest upsets yesterday. Democrat Andrew Wylie defeated incumbent Republican Richard Cantwell by a decisive 1200-vote margin. Brian Mann has that report.  Go to full article

After GOP Rift, Essex DA Race Turns Ugly

The Essex County district attorney race has been ugly and controversial. Independent and Conservative candidate Debra Whitson from Willsboro lost the Republican primary but decided to stay in the race. She has since accused her Republican rival of once living with a drug dealer. The GOP's candidate, Julie Garcia from Schroon Lake, says the claim is false and has announced plans to sue Whitson for defamation of character. The race was first thrown into turmoil last spring when Republicans declined to endorse veteran DA Ron Briggs. Ed Forbes is editor of the Lake Placid News. The weekly paper's latest issue has an in depth report on the Essex County race. He tells Brian Mann that the divisive campaign reflects deep divisions within the GOP.  Go to full article

News Analysis: Senate's Rural Bent Aids Roberts' Confirmation

Senators Chuck Schumer from New York and Patrick Leahy from Vermont, both Democrats, have taken leading rolls this week in the John Roberts confirmation hearings. Despite their reservations, it's considered a foregone conclusion that the Senate will approve Roberts as the next Chief Justice. Adirondack Bureau Chief Brian Mann has been working this year on a special project, studying the influence of rural America on national politics. In this morning's news analysis, Brian says the outcome of the Roberts confirmation is shaped to a surprising degree by a rural bias hardwired into the Senate's composition.
     Welcome to the Homeland Brian Mann's book on rural American politics will be published next year by Steerforth Press.  Go to full article

Preview: Mock Trials in Canton

The St. Lawrence County Bar Association hosts the Region III Mock Trial Tournament at the county courthouse in Canton Saturday (9am-5pm). The winning team will go on to compete in statewide finals in Albany next month. Attorneys Jane Garland and Andrew Moses are coordinating the tournament. They told Todd Moe it gives young people a chance to be lawyers for the day in a real courtroom.  Go to full article

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