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Alabama Attorney General Candidate: 'Stop Pushing Down the White Man' (Law.com)
Democratic Party leaders are wondering what to do about a candidate for attorney general who denies the Holocaust occurred and wants to "reawaken white racial awareness."
Stabbing victim was the aggressor, attorney claims (The Star-Ledger)
The defense attorney for a Franklin Township man accused in the 2005 New Year's Eve stabbing death during a parking-lot brawl indicated yesterday he intends to portray the victim as a gun-toting drug dealer as part of his client's self-defense claim.
Celebrity attorney handling drug case (Winona Daily News)
George J. Parnham, the Texas attorney defending Andrea Yates against charges she drowned her children in a bathtub, was in court Thursday — Winona County District Court.
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.
Malaysia's oldest serving lawyer Wrigglesworth, an Englishman, dies at 88 (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Harold Leonard Wrigglesworth, Malaysia's oldest practicing lawyer, has died following an attack in his home, according to the Malaysian Bar Council. He was 88.
Lawyer: Ex-Qwest Exec Ignored NSA Request (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) - 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. In a written statement, the attorney for former
Lawyer: Ex-Qwest Exec Ignored NSA Request (ABC News)
Former Qwest Executive Ignored NSA Request, Citing Privacy Law Concerns, Lawyer Says
Tareq Aziz denies receiving bribes in 'Oil for Food': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for former Iraqi deputy premier Tareq Aziz has said his client had been questioned in Baghdad by French judge Philippe Courroye and denied receiving bribes under the UN's "Oil for Food" programme.
Disbarred attorney accused of doing work (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus - The disciplinary counsel for the Ohio Supreme Court has accused former Cleveland attorney Michael Troy Watson, a candidate for the Ohio House, of practicing law after the court permanently revoked his law license.
Posted May 13, 2006 Attorney: Election Board never spoke with him (Wausau Daily Herald)
A Wausau attorney identified by a political watchdog group as having exceeding campaign contribution limits last year in Wisconsin said Friday he had not been contacted by the State Elections Board about any infractions.
Civil lawyer Reith honored (The Monterey County Herald)
Longtime Monterey civil lawyer Daniel Reith was honored Friday night for his service to the community, particularly his volunteer work with the poor through California Rural Legal Assistance.
Potts lawyer says client will fight firing, charges (Nevada Appeal)
The lawyer for Randy Potts said he doesn't expect his client to end up losing his job or in prison.
City attorney, clerk treasurer feud over shredded documents (Journal and Courier)
West Lafayette clerk treasurer Judy Rhodes is claiming city attorney Bob Bauman violated his contract with the city following an incident in which he filed a formal complaint against her office.
Lawyer: Qwest said no to request by the NSA (The Charlotte Observer)
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: Lacrosse players pass 2nd DNA test (UPI)
DURHAM, N.C., May 13 (UPI) -- Results of new DNA tests implicate none of the Duke University lacrosse players accused in an alleged rape, a lawyer for one of players says.
Lawyer says Qwest refused data request (The Olympian)
WASHINGTON — The furor over the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ phone records intensified Friday, with one telecommunications giant facing a $5 billion damage suit for allegedly violating privacy laws and the former head of another firm saying through a lawyer that his company refused to participate because he thought the program was illegal.
Potts lawyer says client will fight firing, charges (Nevada Appeal)
The lawyer for Randy Potts said he doesn't expect his client to end up losing his job or in prison.
Lawyer: Qwest said no to request by the NSA (The Charlotte Observer)
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.
Epping woman wants to talk about murder charges, lawyer says no (Boston Globe)
A woman accused of killing her boyfriend and burning his body on her Epping farm has been ordered by her lawyer to stop talking to reporters.
Defense Lawyer: Lacrosse Players Pass 2nd DNA Test (WOAI)
Results of new DNA tests implicate none of the Duke University lacrosse players accused in an alleged rape, a lawyer for one of players says. "There is no conclusive match of DNA," attorney Joe Cheshire told CNN.
Surgery to keep Lawyer Ron in the barn (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Lawyer Ron won't run in the 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.
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.
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.
Fresno attorney sues phone companies for providing records to NSA (KESQ)
FRESNO, Calif. A Fresno attorney is suing three telephone companies he says provided customer phone records to the National Security Agency.
Cave Creek town attorney dies of cancer (KVOA Tucson)
PHOENIX Cave Creek town attorney Bill Farrell died yesterday after a battle with lung cancer.
Cuomo Picks Up Another Endorsement In Bid for Attorney General (NY1 News)
With campaign season nearing, Democratic candidate for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has picked up another vote of confidence.
Driver questioned in Kissel killing fired from job, attorney says (WFSB 3)
GREENWICH, Conn. -- The driver of a slain millionaire developer who has been heavily scrutinized by police has also lost his job, his attorney said Friday.
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.
District Attorney candidate Cliff Newell (The Union)
I am excited about the opportunity in the District Attorney's office to use my leadership skills to build existing partnerships with law enforcement and increase training in and out of the office so that we can work as a team applying our resources...
Cave Creek town attorney dies of cancer (KVOA Tucson)
PHOENIX Cave Creek town attorney Bill Farrell died yesterday after a battle with lung cancer.
Defense attorney says he's not getting what he should (North County Times)
FRENCH VALLEY ---- The county public defender's office is refusing to follow a judge's order to turn over some information to a defense attorney representing a man charged with a Temecula murder.
Lawyer: Qwest said no to request by the NSA (The Charlotte Observer)
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.
DEPUTIES V. COUNTY: DAY NINE - Plaintiff's lawyer calls for mistrial, doesn't get it; sheriff's employees could have (Benton Courier)
One of the plaintiffs' attorneys in the sheriff's deputies' and employees' lawsuit against Saline County called for a mistrial Friday after stating that a question by the county‘s lawyer was “wholly improper.”
Lawyer: Time sheets show overtime (Benton Courier)
LITTLE ROCK - It's necessary to present time sheet after time sheet in the trial of Saline County Sheriff's Department deputies and employees versus Saline County to show that the plaintiffs did get paid for overtime, David Fuqua, the county's lawyer, said Tuesday in federal court.
Lawyer: Deputies want what is ‘fair' (Benton Courier)
The lawyer representing deputies and other employees of the Saline County Sheriff's Department said during opening statements Tuesday afternoon that the plaintiffs are “simply asking (the jury) to be fair and pay them compensation they are entitled to by law.”
Attorney General Gas Gouging Hotline (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
If you suspect a gas station might be price gouging, you can call a hotline setup by the Indiana Attorney General. The number is 866-241-9753. You can also file a complaint on-line by clicking here .
Benton attorney receives jail time for fourth DWI (Benton Courier)
Benton attorney Jerry Stewart was sentenced today to two years in prison, and Teresa Belew, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said the sentence shows “that no one is exempt from the law.”
City attorney: council needs vacancy before replacement (Benton Courier)
Benton City Attorney Sam Ed Gibson said today that “the statute says what it says” in regard to a state law governing what a city council may do when a vacancy occurs.
Benton attorney found dead at home: Hardin, 55, was former prosecutor (Benton Courier)
Benton attorney Joe Kelly Hardin, a former prosecutor, was found dead at his residence on Monday. He was 55. Saline County sheriff's Capt. Jason Massey said it appears that Hardin died of natural causes.
Zelie Attorney Who Stole Millions Commits Suicide (KDKA Pittsburgh)
A former Butler County bankruptcy attorney who acknowleged stealing millions of dollars from clients was found dead after sending a suicide note to his lawyer.
Attorney gets 97-day jail sentence (Benton Courier)
Benton attorney Jerry Stewart was sentenced to 97 days in jail on Thursday in Saline County Circuit Court for second- and third-offense driving while intoxicated.
Lawyer says park owner treated unfairly: Numerous code violations cited at mobile home park (Benton Courier)
The lawyer for L.J. Buffington, owner of Buffington Mobile Home Park, told Benton City Council members that he believes Buffington was treated unfairly by the city's code enforcement officers.
Benton attorney shows up at trial legally drunk (Benton Courier)
Benton attorney Jerry Stewart was cited for contempt and jailed Monday after showing up legally drunk for a bench trial in Saline County Circuit Court.
Lawyer tells LaBarre to stop talking (New Hampshire Union Leader)
A woman accused of killing her boyfriend and burning his body on her Epping farm has been ordered by her lawyer to stop talking to reporters.
Attorney General Gas Gouging Hotline (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
If you suspect a gas station might be price gouging, you can call a hotline setup by the Indiana Attorney General. The number is 866-241-9753. You can also file a complaint on-line by clicking here .
Attorney allowed to participate in North Lake proceedings (The Mesquite News)
Judge Mark Greenberg, in Dallas County Court at Law No. 3, sided with the Coppell Independent School District Friday, ruling to admit special attorney Robert Freilich as counsel in the North Lake proceedings.
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.
Attorney's death complicates CHP trial (The Davis Enterprise)
Published May 05, 2006 - 16:30:21 CDT. Kevin Clymo, the Sacramento criminal defense attorney representing the accused killer of California Highway Patrol Officer Andy Stevens, died Wednesday night, leaving a legal community in mourning.
Attorney allowed to participate in North Lake proceedings (Colony Courier-Leader)
Judge Mark Greenberg, in Dallas County Court at Law No. 3, sided with the Coppell Independent School District Friday, ruling to admit special attorney Robert Freilich as counsel in the North Lake proceedings.
Attorney allowed to participate in North Lake proceedings (Allen American Star)
Judge Mark Greenberg, in Dallas County Court at Law No. 3, sided with the Coppell Independent School District Friday, ruling to admit special attorney Robert Freilich as counsel in the North Lake proceedings.