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Attorney General in "linguistic snare" over English (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush has long opposed making English the country's national language, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said on Friday, a day after the Senate voted to do so, but the White House said later Gonzales had got caught in a "linguistic snare."
Lawyer says blacks kept from top judicial posts (WREG-TV Memphis)
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. A black lawyer in Helena-West Helena has sued the Arkansas Supreme Court, Governor Huckabee and others in federal court, alleging the state's elections system prevents blacks from being elected to top judicial positions.
Lawyer: Kevorkian's Health Deteriorating (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for Jack Kevorkian said the assisted-suicide advocate will probably not survive another year if kept in prison, as he again asked the state to grant his client a pardon or commute his sentence.
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 .
Local Attorney Daniel Moody Critical But Stable After Crash (Polk County Democrat)
Attorney Daniel Moody continues to be listed in critical, but stable, condition in the Lakeland Regional Medical Center Surgery Intensive Care Unit as of this morning.
WITNESS IN FRENCH SCANDAL FORCIBLY TAKEN TO INVESTIGATORS: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
PARIS, May 20, 2006 (AFP) - General Phillipe Rondot, a central figure in a murky French scandal that has overshadowed the government for weeks, was taken by force Saturday to be interviewed by investigating magistrates, his lawyer said.
Lord of the Enrons: Return of the Lawyer (New York Times)
Could it be that the lead lawyer for Kenneth L. Lay, the former Enron chief executive, was watching "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" recently?
Lawyer: Kevorkian may not live another year in prison (ABC 7 El Paso)
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. His lawyer says the man once called "Doctor Death" may not survive another year if kept in prison. An attorney for Jack Kevorkian says he has asked that...
District Attorney, Sheriff invited to exclusive national conference (Clanton Advertiser)
District Attorney Randall Houston, of the 19th Judicial Circuit, and Chilton County Sheriff Billy Wayne Fulmer were recently invited to participate in a Project Safe Neighborhoods conference sponsored by the US Attorney's Office.
WITNESS IN FRENCH SCANDAL FORCIBLY TAKEN TO INVESTIGATORS: LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
PARIS, May 20, 2006 (AFP) - KILL France-politics-Clearstream-probe ex-Paris. General Philippe Rondot's lawyer claimed in error that the man had been taken in for questioning. Police officers visited his building but did not enter Rondot's home or forcibly remove him. No new version upcoming.
Las Vegas lawyer sentenced to prison in child porn case (KRNV)
A Las Vegas lawyer has been sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay a 10 thousand dollar fine for receiving images of child pornography over the Internet.
Lawyer: Kevorkian may not live another year in prison (KXLY-TV Spokane)
SOUTHFIELD, MICH. -- His lawyer says the man once called "Doctor Death" may not survive another year if kept in prison. An attorney for Jack Kevorkian says he has asked that assisted-suicide advocate be granted a pardon or sentence commutation.
Lawyer: Kevorkian may not live another year in prison (WHBF-TV Quad Cities)
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. His lawyer says the man once called "Doctor Death" may not survive another year if kept in prison.
Las Vegas Lawyer Fined for Internet Porn (KOLO)
A Las Vegas lawyer has been fined $10,000 and faces 5 years in prison for looking up child pornography on the internet. David Whittemore, the brother of developer and lobbyist Harvey Whittemore, pleaded guilty to the charges back in February.
Injury Knocks Out Lawyer Ron From Preakness (NBC 11 Bay Area)
Louisville, KY -- (Sports Network) - Lawyer Ron, the 12th place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, has been sidelined and will not run in the upcoming Preakness Stakes due to an injury. Surgery will be performed on the three-year-old Friday at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY.
Kevorkian Lawyer Seeks His Early Release (New York Times)
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 20 (AP) — A lawyer for Jack Kevorkian, the advocate for assisted suicide who is serving a prison term for murder, has again asked the state to grant his client a pardon or commute his sentence, saying he would probably not survive another year if kept in prison.
Lawyer: Kevorkian may not live another year in prison (KTRE-TV East Texas)
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. His lawyer says the man once called "Doctor Death" may not survive another year if kept in prison.
District attorney faces opposition (Sonoma Index-Tribune)
05.19.06 - Former Deputy District Attorney Jill Ravitch supported Stephan Passalacqua's campaign to become Sonoma County district attorney in 2002 to clean up an office which had been publicly criticized for messy management and botched cases.
Rights-group chief, detainee lawyer sue AT&T (Houston Chronicle)
The director of a civil rights group and a lawyer who represents a Guantanamo Bay detainee are among plaintiffs who sued AT&T in federal court Friday about the release of customer phone records to the National Security Agency.
Kevorkian won't survive in jail, attorney says (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney for Jack Kevorkian said the assisted-suicide advocate will probably not survive another year if kept in prison, as he again asked the state to grant his client a pardon or commute his sentence.
Dad urges attorney general to investigate deaths (The Idaho Statesman)
HAYDEN LAKE — A mourning father wants the Idaho attorney general to investigate the death of two woman who drowned in a car accident on Hayden Lake because he believes county officials have committed errors in finding out what happened in the April 1 tragedy.
Specialty sites make finding a doctor or lawyer easy (The Burlington Free Press)
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 Web sites do.
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.
Mt. Carmel wins Attorney General's Cup (Saipan Tribune)
For the fifth year in a row, Mt. Carmel High School has won the Attorney General's Cup Speech Competition. This year's competition was held on May 5, 2006. This year, the competition was held for the first time on the island of Rota, and featured competitors from seven Commonwealth high schools.
Lawyer: Kevorkian may not live another year in prison (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. His lawyer says the man once called "Doctor Death" may not survive another year if kept in prison.
Lawyer: FBI knew Hoffa tip years ago (Detroit Free Press)
A federal prisoner who set off last week's search for former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa told FBI agents 30 years ago that Hoffa was buried on a horse farm in Milford Township, but agents didn't seem interested in the tip, his former lawyer said Saturday.
Immigrant lawyer uses his experiences in helping others (Detroit Free Press)
The sign on George Mann's desk says: "We specialize in the impossible." For the better part of two decades, the 58-year-old Romanian-born immigration lawyer in Farmington Hills has been doing just that, helping immigrants obtain political asylum, avoid deportation and obtain documents to live and work in the United States.
Attorney says charges against students for threats unwarranted (Lawrence Journal-World)
Olathe — An attorney for two boys accused of threatening their teachers says the incidents simply amounted to pranks and comments taken too seriously.
Attorney asks for release of 'frail' Kevorkian (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- An attorney for Jack Kevorkian said the assisted-suicide advocate will probably not survive another year if kept in prison.
Attorney faces felony retail fraud charge (Farmington Observer)
The civil attorney accused of stealing high-ticket items from department stores throughout the area has been arraigned on a felony retail fraud charge.
LaBarre has top-gun attorney (Portsmouth Herald)
When Sheila LaBarre was arrested April 4 and charged with murdering and incinerating 24-year-old Kenneth Countie, she’d been hitchhiking her way to Boston to retain attorney Jeffrey Denner.
Attorney seeking pardon for ailing Kevorkian (The Buffalo News)
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - An attorney for Jack Kevorkian said the assisted-suicide advocate will probably not survive another year if kept in prison, as he again asked the state to grant his client a pardon or commute his sentence.
Attorney Gen.: Reporters Can Be Prosecuted (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information, citing an obligation to national security. The nation's top law enforcer also said the government will not hesitate to track telephone calls made by reporters as part of a criminal leak investigation, but officials would not do so routinely and randomly.
Attorney-Client Privilege Under Attack? (NPR)
Federal prosecutors are trying to convince several current targets to give up attorney-client privilege in exchange for easier treatment. The American Bar Association says the tactic is not fair.
Attorney general says reporters can be prosecuted over leaks (ABC 7 El Paso)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he believes the law allows journalists to be prosecuted for publishing classified information. On A-B-C's "This Week,"...
Attorney-Client Privilege Under Attack? (NPR)
Weekend Edition Sunday , May 21, 2006 · Federal prosecutors are trying to convince several current targets to give up attorney-client privilege in exchange for easier treatment. The American Bar Association says the tactic is not fair.
Attorney Gen.: Reporters Can Be Prosecuted (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information, citing an obligation to national security.
Lawyer: Suspect Detained in Holloway Case (San Francisco Chronicle)
Dutch police have detained a man on suspicion of participating in the kidnapping and killing of Natalee Holloway last year in Aruba, the suspect's lawyer said Sunday. Gerard Spong said his client, whose name was not disclosed, was accused of "assisting...
Lawyer: Suspect detained on suspicion of link in Holloway case (al.com)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have detained a man on suspicion of participating in the kidnapping and killing of Natalee Holloway last year in Aruba, the suspect's lawyer said Sunday.
Attorney challenges seizure of legal materials in FBI trash case (Boston Globe)
A Danbury attorney whose office was raided in an organized crime investigation last year is challenging the seizure of thousands of his legal records.
Lawyer: Suspect Detained in Holloway Case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Dutch police have detained a man on suspicion of participating in the kidnapping and killing of Natalee Holloway last year in Aruba, the suspect's lawyer said Sunday.
Lawyer: Suspect Detained in Holloway Case (ABC News)
Dutch Police Detain Man on Suspicion of Involvement in Holloway Case, Lawyer's Suspect Says
Attorney general says reporters can be prosecuted over leaks (WHBF-TV Quad Cities)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he believes the law allows journalists to be prosecuted for publishing classified information.
Lawyer: Suspect detained on suspicion of link in Holloway case (WTVM 9)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands Dutch police have detained a man on suspicion of participating in the kidnapping and killing of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway last year in Aruba, the suspect's lawyer says.
Lawyer: Suspect Detained in Holloway Case (ABC News)
Dutch Police Detain Man on Suspicion of Involvement in Holloway Case, Suspect's Lawyer Says
Lawyer: Suspect detained on suspicion of involvement in Holloway case (WREG-TV Memphis)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands Dutch police have detained a man on suspicion of participating in the kidnapping and killing of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway last year in Aruba, the suspect's lawyer says.
Lawyer: Suspect Detained in Holloway Case (ABC News)
Dutch Police Detain Man on Suspicion of Involvement in Holloway Case, Suspect's Lawyer Says
Lawyer: Suspect Detained in Holloway Case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Dutch police have detained a man on suspicion of participating in the kidnapping and killing of Natalee Holloway last year in Aruba, the suspect's lawyer said Sunday.
Lawyer: Suspect detained on suspicion of involvement in Holloway case (WREG-TV Memphis)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands Dutch police have detained a man on suspicion of participating in the kidnapping and killing of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway last year in Aruba, the suspect's lawyer says.
Lawyer: Suspect Detained in Holloway Case (ABC News)
Dutch Police Detain Man on Suspicion of Involvement in Holloway Case, Suspect's Lawyer Says