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Stolen laptops: Procedures were not followed
A Metro Davidson County Election Commission official said today that protocol for storing laptops containing voter information was not followed in the days leading up to the theft of the computers. The laptops, which were taken during a break-in around Christmas, contained the Social Security numbers of more than 300,000 voters.
Read more in the City Paper
Closed for New Years Day
TBA offices will be closed Jan. 1 for New Years Day.

Scruggs attorneys ask for materials, time
Defense attorneys in the judicial bribery case of prominent Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs are asking a federal judge to order prosecutors to turn over affidavits and other evidence. Defense attorneys are also seeking a hearing so the court can consider whether there will be enough time to review the requested items before the Feb. 25 trial.
The Commercial Appeal has more
2007 top legal news headlines
What were the biggest legal news stories in 2007? The Legal Times offers its list of 25 top stories, led by the meltdown at the Justice Department.
See how the magazine's list compares to yours (registration required)
RIP Court TV
Court TV loses its legal identity tomorrow when it gets rebranded as truTV, a name that its owners hope will emphasize the prime-time action programming it now features. Joining the lineup Tuesday will be "Ocean Force Huntington Beach O.C.," a new series that follows lifeguards on a busy California beach, emphasizing heart-pounding rescues rather than hot bodies. The network that got its start covering the O.J. Simpson trial will still feature six hours of legal-oriented material during the day.
WKRN TV in Nashville has the story
Livingston fills new slot in 25th Judicial District
Joni R. Livingston has been sworn in as a new Assistant District Attorney General for the 25th Judicial District of Lauderdale, Tipton, Fayette, Hardeman and McNairy counties. Her position was created in the last legislative session.
Read more in the Dyersburg State Gazette
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