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Alley execution blocked; attorney general appeals (Nashville City Paper)
A federal judge in Nashville Thursday blocked next Wednesday’s planned execution of murderer Sedley Alley. The state Attorney General’s Office immediately appealed the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals, spokeswoman Sharon Curtis Flair said.
Alley execution blocked; attorney general appeals (Nashville City Paper)
A federal judge in Nashville Thursday blocked next Wednesday’s planned execution of murderer Sedley Alley. The state Attorney General’s Office immediately appealed the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals, spokeswoman Sharon Curtis Flair said.
City attorney: Police chief uncooperative (Poughkeepsie Journal)
BEACON — City Attorney Gerald Pisanelli testified Thursday that making federally recommended revisions to Beacon's police manual was the police chief's responsibility, and Chief Richard Sassi didn't cooperate.
Universal Music Group Settles With New York Attorney General (cmt.com)
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and UMG Recordings Inc. have reached a settlement whereby the world's largest record label will cease its "pay-for-play" practices aimed at getting more radio airplay for specific artists.
Unger's attorney grills state police (Detroit News)
BEULAH -- The defense attorney for a Huntington Woods man charged with murder went on the offensive Thursday, chipping away at the findings of police investigators and questioning the thoroughness of the crime scene investigation by the Michigan State Police.
Corruption charges dropped against Suharto, says Indonesia's attorney general (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Corruption charges against ailing former Indonesian dictator Suharto have been dropped, and he is a "free man," Indonesia's attorney general announced Friday.
British attorney-general calls for closure of U.S. Guantanamo detention camp (AngolaPress)
LONDON, May 12 -- British Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith described the American detention camp at Guantanamo Bay as "unacceptable" and called for its closure, The Times newspaper reported on Thursday.
Lawyer Ron out of Preakness (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron, who was 12th in the Kentucky Derby, was officially taken out of the Preakness Stakes yesterday and is scheduled to have surgery today to remove a tiny chip from his right hind ankle, trainer Bob Holthus said.
Orlando lawyer is Web hero after defending blogger (Orlando Sentinel)
An Orlando lawyer is enjoying hero status on the Internet "blogosphere" following a legal face-off between a Maine blogger and a subcontractor for Maine's Office of Tourism.
Verdict is in:Lawyer Ron won't run in Preakness (Philadelphia Daily News)
Lawyer Ron won't run in next Saturday's Preakness after all. The colt who won six in a row before finishing 12th in the Kentucky Derby will have surgery today to remove a small chip from his right hind ankle.
DISBARMENT: Ex-attorney tries again (York Daily Record)
Former personal-injury attorney Mark David Frankel wants a federal court judge to reconsider his decision to dismiss a lawsuit against two attorneys involved in his disbarment.
Corruption charges dropped against Suharto, says attorney general (India Daily)
Corruption charges against ailing former Indonesian dictator Suharto have been dropped, and he is a ``free man,'''' Indonesia's attorney general announced Friday. ``Now Suharto is no longer a defendant, he is a free man,'''' said Attorney General Abdul Rahman Saleh.
Attorney General's Office Reviewing Activities Of Closed Furniture Store (WLEX-TV Lexington)
The state attorney general's office is reviewing the activities of a Lexington furniture store after the store allegedly accepting thousands of dollars for furniture that was never delivered.
Austria's Grasser sues German publisher over photo-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Austrian Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser is suing German publisher Axel Springer AG for invasion of privacy over a picture of him and his wife that appeared in Bild newspaper, Grasser's lawyer said on Wednesday.
Fire officials, attorney to meet on AM&A's site (The Buffalo News)
An attorney for the owner of the AM&A's building complex agreed Thursday to meet with city fire officials about possible fire hazards and called on City Housing Judge Henry J. Nowak to step down from the housing codes case because of allegedly prejudicial comments by a Nowak staffer.
Former Summerville attorney sentenced for money laundering (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Charleston-AP) May 12, 2006 - Former attorney Charles Feeley of Summerville has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison after pleading guilty to participating in a money-laundering scheme.
County attorney on executive group (Portsmouth Herald)
BRENTWOOD - National District Attorneys Association President Paul Logli has appointed Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams to be a member of the U.S. Attorney General’s Executive Working Group.
Attorney: '64 killing can't be prosecuted (Miami Herald)
A state attorney reviewing the case of a black woman shot and killed during a race riot 42 years ago concluded that Florida law prohibits recharging three men because of speedy trial constraints.
Miss. Trial Lawyer Takes Up Katrina Cause (AP via Yahoo! News)
A private jet is waiting for Richard Scruggs, but first the millionaire lawyer wants to squeeze in a quick lunch. Smiles and nods greet him as he walks into Lu-Cher Doe's Diner, a soul food restaurant down the street from his law office.
Attorney: Toyota Took Action Too Late (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for the woman who is accusing a Toyota executive of sexual harassment said Friday the automaker took no action against his client's complaints for months.
Miss. Trial Lawyer Takes Up Katrina Cause (KiplingerForecasts.com)
(AP) MOSS POINT, Miss. A private jet is waiting for Richard Scruggs, but first the millionaire lawyer wants to squeeze in a quick lunch. Smiles and nods greet him as he walks into Lu-Cher Doe's Diner, a soul food restaurant down the street from his law office.
Mobile judge dismisses lawsuit against attorney general (WTVM 9)
MOBILE, Ala. A Mobile County judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit against Attorney General Troy King by his opponent in the June six Republican Primary.
Perry not guilty of murder, attorney says (Albuquerque Tribune)
Posted 2:15 p.m. It has taken nearly four years for murder defendant Clark Eugene Perry to have his day in court, but today it took his attorney only five minutes to tell jurors why Perry should not be found guilty of killing a member of a prominent Albuquerque family.
Attorney General's Office Reviewing Activities Of Closed Furniture Store (WLEX-TV Lexington)
The state attorney general's office is reviewing the activities of a Lexington furniture store after the store allegedly accepting thousands of dollars for furniture that was never delivered.
CBS, Stern near settlement, lawyer says (The Hollywood Reporter)
WASHINGTON -- A CBS Corp. lawyer told a judge an agreement is near to settle a lawsuit against its popular former radio host Howard Stern over his move to Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., a CBS official said Thursday.
South Burlington man is U.S. Attorney nominee (The Burlington Free Press)
Published: Friday, May 12, 2006 President Bush has nominated Thomas D. Anderson to become the next U.S. Attorney for Vermont.
Lawyer named in sex abuse suit (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
A suit filed secretly last month in Madison County Circuit Court that was unsealed this afternoon alleges that prominent trial lawyer and Democratic powerbroker Tom Lakin, 66, sexually molested three minors at his home in East Alton last summer.
Former Summerville attorney sentenced for money laundering (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Charleston-AP) May 12, 2006 - Former attorney Charles Feeley of Summerville has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison after pleading guilty to participating in a money-laundering scheme.
Driver questioned in Kissel killing fired from job, attorney says (Boston Globe)
The driver of a slain millionaire developer who has been heavily scrutinized by police has also lost his job, his attorney said Friday.
Mobile judge dismisses lawsuit against attorney general (The Daily Comet)
A Mobile County judge on Friday dismissed a civil lawsuit filed against Attorney General Troy King by his opponent in the June 6 Republican primary.
Driver Questioned In Kissel Killing Fired From Job, Attorney Says (Hartford Courant)
The driver of a slain millionaire developer who has been heavily scrutinized by police has also lost his job, his attorney said today.
Attorney facing child pornography charges (News 10 Now)
A Syracuse-area attorney has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.
Mobile judge dismisses lawsuit against attorney general (al.com)
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A Mobile County judge on Friday dismissed a civil lawsuit filed against Attorney General Troy King by his opponent in the June 6 Republican primary.
Lawyer: Ex-Qwest Exec Ignored NSA Request (AP via Yahoo! News)
Telecommunications giant Qwest refused to provide the government with access to telephone records of its 15 million customers after deciding the request violated privacy law, a lawyer for a former company executive said Friday.
Lawyer: Ex-Qwest Exec Ignored NSA Request (ABC News)
Former Qwest Executive Ignored NSA Request, Citing Privacy Law Concerns, Lawyer Says
Rights lawyer calls for pressure on Putin (International Herald Tribune)
A prominent Russian human rights lawyer urged the West to speak out much more forcefully against the abuse of human rights in his country.
Lawyer: Ex-Qwest Exec Ignored NSA Request (Washington Post)
WASHINGTON -- Telecommunications giant Qwest refused to provide the government with access to telephone records of its 15 million customers after deciding the request violated privacy law, a lawyer for a former company executive said Friday.
Defense Attorney: 2nd DNA Tests Complete (AP via Yahoo! News)
A second round of DNA testing on members of Duke University's lacrosse team is complete, a defense attorney said Friday afternoon.
Defence lawyer: Second set of DNA tests complete in Duke lacrosse case (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A second round of DNA testing on members of Duke University's lacrosse team is complete, a defence lawyer said Friday afternoon.
Defense Attorney: 2nd DNA Tests Complete (ABC News)
Defense Attorney Says 2nd Set of DNA Tests Complete in Rape Case Involving Duke Lacrosse Team
Lawyer: Ex-Qwest Exec Ignored NSA Request (ABC News)
Former Qwest Executive Ignored NSA Request, Citing Privacy Law Concerns, Lawyer Says
Defense Attorney: No Conclusive DNA Match (ABC News)
Defense Attorney: 2nd Set of DNA Tests Show No Conclusive Match to Any Duke Lacrosse Player
Miss. Trial Lawyer Takes Up Katrina Cause (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) - A private jet is waiting for Richard Scruggs, but first the millionaire lawyer wants to squeeze in a quick lunch. Smiles and nods greet him as he walks into Lu-Cher Doe's Diner, a soul food restaurant down the street from his law office. Everyone in the diner instantly recognizes the trim, gray-haired man in the expensive suit. Scruggs feels right at home, even though he
Defense attorney: 2nd DNA test shows no conclusive match (USA Today)
Attorney Joseph Cheshire, who represents a team captain who has not been charged, said the tests showed genetic material from a "single male source" was found on a vaginal swab taken from the accuser, but that material did not match any of the players.
Defense Attorney: No Conclusive DNA Match (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A second round of DNA testing in the Duke University lacrosse rape case showed no conclusive match to any member of the team, defense attorneys said Friday.Attorney Joseph Cheshire, who represents a team captain who has not been charged, said the tests showed genetic material from a "single male source" was found on a vaginal swab taken from the accuser, but that material did
Lawyer: Ex-Qwest Exec Ignored NSA Request (AP via Yahoo! News)
Telecommunications giant Qwest refused to provide the government with access to telephone records of its 15 million customers after deciding the request violated privacy law, a lawyer for a former company executive said Friday. For a second day, the former National Security Agency director defended the spy agency's activities.
Attorney's law license suspended for one year (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
A Brookfield attorney who grabbed media attention when he successfully challenged a police raid on a party attended...
Lawyer Ron probably will miss Preakness (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Lawyer Ron has a slight ankle injury and is unlikely to challenge Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the Preakness.
Top immigration official informed of Solon's condition: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)
A lawyer for the wrongly-deported Australian woman, Vivian Alvarez Solon, claims senior immigration officials received an email about his client's medical condition the day before they deported her.
Facing prison, attorney kills self (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A former bankruptcy attorney from Butler County who was to be sentenced yesterday on charges he stole millions of dollars from his clients, killed himself outside his home in central Florida.