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Civil Rights attorney calls on Congress to renew 41-year-old law (WTVM 9)
WASHINGTON Renowned Civil Rights attorney Fred Gray joined others in calling for the renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Attorney for indicted Duke lacrosse player wants accuser's phone logs, criminal record (ABC 7 El Paso)
DURHAM, N.C. An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape wants prosecutors to release evidence they've collected. Lawyer Kirk Osborn,...
Attorney for indicted Duke lacrosse player wants accuser's phone logs, criminal record (KTRE-TV East Texas)
DURHAM, N.C. An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape wants prosecutors to release evidence they've collected.
Civil Rights attorney calls on Congress to renew 41-year-old law (al.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Renowned Civil Rights attorney Fred Gray joined others in calling for the renewal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Attorney for indicted Duke lacrosse player wants accuser's phone logs, criminal record (WREG-TV Memphis)
DURHAM, N.C. An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape wants prosecutors to release evidence they've collected.
Prominent rights lawyer held in latest Syria crackdown (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Prominent lawyer Anwar Bunni was the latest human rights activist to be arrested in a crackdown against opposition figures seeking better relations with Lebanon.
Attorney for indicted Duke lacrosse player wants accuser's phone logs, criminal record (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
DURHAM, N.C. An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape wants prosecutors to release evidence they've collected.
Attorney for indicted Duke lacrosse player wants accuser's phone logs, criminal record (KVOA Tucson)
DURHAM, N.C. An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape wants prosecutors to release evidence they've collected.
Attorney for indicted Duke lacrosse player wants accuser's phone logs, criminal record (WKYT 27 NEWSFIRST & WYMT Mountain News)
DURHAM, N.C. An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape wants prosecutors to release evidence they've collected.
Attorney for indicted Duke lacrosse player wants accuser's phone logs, criminal record (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
DURHAM, N.C. An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape wants prosecutors to release evidence they've collected.
Attorney for indicted Duke lacrosse player wants accuser's phone logs, criminal record (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
DURHAM, N.C. An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape wants prosecutors to release evidence they've collected. Lawyer Kirk Osborn,...
Attorney for indicted Duke lacrosse player wants accuser's phone logs, criminal record (WRIC 8)
DURHAM, N.C. An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape wants prosecutors to release evidence they've collected.
Attorney to press for phone records (Salisbury Post)
DURHAM — An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape plans to press for a variety of prosecution records — including the cell phone logs of the accuser — when his client appears before a judge today.
Top UK lawyer to be brought in for GoldenEye appeal (The Royal Gazette)
Government last night confirmed plans to fly a top UK lawyer to the Island to fight the GoldenEye case in the Court of Appeal.
Attorney General Shuts Down Little Green Pill Company (WDSU TheNewOrleansChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The Texas Attorney General filed a temporary injunction Wednesday essentially shutting down BioPerformance, the maker of the little green pill.
Specialty sites make finding a doctor or lawyer easy (USA Today)
You use the Internet to research computers, televisions and other goods. So why not use it to research things that really matter? The Yellow Pages can't tell you if a doctor is good or a lawyer is worth a high fee. But a number of websites do. For instance, let's say you switched health plans or moved. Perhaps you need a heart surgeon. Or, you might want to check out your current doctor. Whatever
Texas attorney general moves to shut down makers of gas pill (Market Watch)
HOUSTON (MarketWatch) -- The Texas Attorney General filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the makers of a "gas pill," which the state says is a worthless mothball that's part of an illegal pyramid scheme, preying on consumers frustrated by high gasoline prices.
Lawyer charged for 'beating' ex-lover-actress (Sun Star)
THE justice department has slapped a physical injury charge against lawyer Magdaleno Pena, the former live-in partner of actress Plinky Recto, younger sister of Senator Ralph Recto, before the Mandaluyong City Regional Trial Court (RTC).
Horse farm searched years ago in Hoffa disappearance, local attorney says. (Detroit News)
MILFORD TOWNSHIP -- Southfield attorney Mayer Morganroth today told The News he does not understand why federal agents are searching a Milford Township horse farm for clues into the disappearance of former Teamsters President James R. "Jimmy" Hoffa.
Lawyer resigns from state bar in midst of disciplinary proceedings (Newport News-Times)
A long-time Newport lawyer resigned from the Oregon State Bar last month as formal disciplinary proceedings were pending against him. Patrick J. Stimac, who had been practicing law since 1981, was facing a string of allegations involving serious ethical violations.
Attorney: RIAA Suit Against XM Is All About Control (TechWeb via Yahoo! News)
An intellectual property attorney says that, at the heart of the recording industry's suit against XM Satellite Radio is the issue of how much control does new digital technology give to consumers.
Attorney: RIAA Suit Against XM Is All About Control (TechWeb)
An intellectual property attorney says that, at the heart of the recording industry's suit against XM Satellite Radio is the issue of how much control does new digital technology give to consumers.
Attorney General's office secures grant to fight child Internet crimes (Austin Business Journal)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention to create a new task force to crack down on Internet crimes against children.
Attorney for Duke player wants accuser's phone logs, record (phillyburbs.com)
DURHAM, N.C. - An attorney for one of three Duke University lacrosse players charged with rape wants prosecutors to release evidence they've collected, including the cell phone logs and any criminal history of the accuser.
Attorney says judge on grand jury may have intimidated jurors (WCAX 3)
UTICA, N.Y. A defense attorney says a 19-count indictment charging a 47-year-old man with the shooting death of a village police officer should be dismissed because a sitting state Supreme Court justice was the grand jury's foreperson.
State Attorney General Asks for June 1 Execution (News Channel 5 Nashville)
Tennessee State Attorney General Paul Summers Thursday filed a motion with the State Supreme Court. He wants a June 1st execution date for Sedley Alley.
Pregnant Russian-Israeli won't leave N.L. despite deportation amnesty: lawyer (Canada.com)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CP) - A pregnant Russian-Israeli woman living in the sanctuary of a Newfoundland church to avoid deportation has no intention of leaving Canada after a temporary amnesty expires, her lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer for Duke lacrosse player asks for access to alleged rape victim's cellphone (Court TV Online)
A lawyer for one of three Duke lacrosse team members accused of raping an exotic dancer told a judge Thursday that he needed immediate access to the cellphone that the 27-year-old accuser was carrying the night of the alleged incident.
Attorney General: Execute Alley as soon as possible (Tennessean)
The state's chief legal officer has asked the Tennessee Supreme Court to set a June 1 execution date for convicted murderer Sedley Alley. State Attorney General Paul Summers says the high court should execute Alley as soon as his 15-day reprieve expires.
Appeals court overturns assessment for lawyer who leaked tape (Boston Globe)
A lawyer accused of leaking a confidential FBI videotape to a TV reporter doesn't have to pay for the cost of the investigation that resulted in the lawyer's conviction, a federal appeals court in Boston ruled Thursday.
Lawyer for Reno police officer denies sexual misconduct charges (Las Vegas Sun)
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno police officer was indicted on misconduct and lewdness charges, but his lawyer said Thursday that the case is based on false claims by a 17-year-old girl who offered him sex to avoid being arrested for driving under the influence.
County attorney | By beating Cegelka, Roberts likely to be county attorney (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Attorney Larry Roberts crushed Councilman Bill Cegelka by an almost two-to-one margin in a bitter Democratic primary election for Fayette county attorney yesterday.
Becker's Tree Service sued by state Attorney General's office (Asbury Park Press)
COLTS NECK — The state Office of the Attorney General has filed suit on behalf of the state Department of Environmental Protection against Becker's Tree Service, accusing the company of operating an unlicensed facility on Squankum Road responsible for unauthorized dumping of waste.
Attorney general asks for June 1 execution date for Sedley Alley (WREG-TV Memphis)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. State Attorney General Paul Summers filed a motion today requesting a new execution date for an inmate who was granted a reprieve from the governor eight hours before his scheduled execution.
Attorney says judge on grand jury may have intimidated jurors (WCAX 3)
UTICA, N.Y. A defense attorney says a 19-count indictment charging a 47-year-old man with the shooting death of a village police officer should be dismissed because a sitting state Supreme Court justice was the grand jury's foreperson.
Povich Lawyer Asks Court to Dismiss Case (ABC News)
Maury Povich Lawyer Asks Court to Dismiss Producer's Harassment Lawsuit
Jailed Chinese lawyer's house broken into: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Two unidentified men have broken into the house of a Chinese lawyer jailed for helping Shanghai residents seek compensation for evictions, a human rights group said.
Judge critical of U.S. Attorney (Montana Standard)
MISSOULA (AP) — A federal judge who has been critical of the state’s top federal prosecutor ramped up his complaints during a court appearance here, accusing U.S. Attorney Bill Mercer of ‘‘pursuing statistics’’ over justice and of shirking his responsibilities in Montana.
Bonita lawyer makes return to JEOPARDY! (The News-Press)
Bill McDonald, a lawyer from Bonita Springs, came up empty during tonight during the first day of a two-day finals match during the JEOPARDY! Tournament of Champions.
SHERIFF TICKS OFF ABSENT LAWYER (Daily Record)
A LAWYER had his knuckles rapped yesterday for failing to appear in court. Matthew Berlow, a former nominee for Solicitor of the Year, faced a contempt of court charge following his no-show earlier this week.
Nun broke no laws, attorney says (Sioux City Journal)
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Sister Barbara Markey did not embezzle or otherwise misdirect $300,000 from the Omaha archdiocese family life office, her attorney says.
Stoel Rives lawyer sets up practice in energy (The Oregonian)
Katherine McDowell, a lawyer representing PacifiCorp in a number of high-profile regulatory proceedings, has left Stoel Rives and hung out her own shingle, taking one associate and at least part of the prominent Portland law firm's largest client with her.
Lawyer complains of discrimination (Times of Malta)
A lawyer has taken the Italian authorities to task, accusing them of discrimination against Maltese passport holders by asking them personal questions when they arrive in Italy.
Attorney: Port Royal meeting illegal (The Beaufort Gazette)
Port Royal officials met illegally Wednesday when they held a closed-door session to discuss the future of the Port of Port Royal, according to a state freedom of information attorney.
Appeals Court Overturns Assessment For Lawyer Who Leaked Tape (NBC 10 Providence)
PROVIDENCE -- The lawyer accused of leaking a confidential Plunder Dome tape will not have to pay for the investigation, that resulted in his conviction.
Intelligent design ruling likely to cool challenges to evolution, lawyer says (The Toledo Blade)
Want to see an example of evolution in action? Then look at how evolution's main opponents have changed, said the lawyer who won the case against intelligent design in Dover, Pa.
Ark. attorney general candidates make final primary push (WREG-TV Memphis)
LITTLE ROCK The three Democrats running for their party's nomination for attorney general are making their final push before Tuesday's party primary.
Former County Attorney Indicted For Indecency With A Child (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
A former Cameron County Commissioner's Court Attorney is indicted with five counts of indecency with a child. According to authorities, Charles Douglas Wright exposed himself to five children under the age of 17 on South Padre Island back in April.
Attorney: Resh says he's innocent (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – The attorney for the former Richmond man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage family member said his client denies police allegations and said he was confident that his client is innocent.
State Attorney Removes Self From Winton Case (NBC 6 Miami)
Days after a city commissioner is arrested, the Miami-Dade County state attorney has removed herself from the case, and some community leaders claim he is getting special treatment.