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Attorney Gen.: Reporters Can Be Prosecuted (Washington Post)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information, citing an obligation to national security.
Lawyer jokes estimated to be in the hundreds (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, in a story on lawyer-bashing as the favorite form of American humor, notes that Marc Galanter, author of "Lowering the Bar -- Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture," estimates there are some 500 lawyer jokes floating around at any given time.
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 .
Lawyer: Suspect detained in Netherlands in Natalee Holloway case (al.com)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have detained a man on suspicion of participating in the kidnapping and killing of Natalie Hollowly last year in Aruba, the suspect's lawyer said Sunday.
Alleged threats to teachers mere pranks, attorney says (Columbia Daily Tribune)
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - An attorney for two boys accused of threatening their teachers said the incidents simply amounted to pranks and comments taken too seriously.
Attorney general says reporters can be prosecuted over leaks (WKYT 27 NEWSFIRST & WYMT Mountain News)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he believes the law allows journalists to be prosecuted for publishing classified information.
SOUTHEAST POLK COMMENCEMENT: U.S. Attorney keeps it brief (The Des Moines Register)
In a speech to Southeast Polk High School graduates, U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker shared a piece of advice he learned that allowed the thousands in...
Attorney: Landslide-plagued homes may come down this summer (North County Times)
CARLSBAD ---- The eight Marbella condominiums condemned by the city months ago because of landslide damage will be torn down within the next several months, an attorney for the homeowners' association said Friday.
Son of Sam wants proceeds from lawyer's book to benefit victims (Fox 23)
NEW YORK (AP) - In a twist on the Son of Sam law named afterhim, serial killer David Berkowitz says any proceeds from his former lawyer's book, 'Dear David,' should benefit his victims.
Mabalacat lawyer asks Ombuds to probe P1.1M ‘illegal’ cash advance (Sun Star)
MABALACAT – Vice Mayor Crisostomo “Cris” Garbo may be in hot water if the office of the Ombudsman gives in to the request of a lawyer here and a former first district congressional candidate who has asked the anti-graft government office to investigate the alleged unauthorized cash advances made by the first-term vice mayor last year amounting to a little over P1 million.
Service leads to career as attorney, councilman (Killeen Daily Herald)
He didn't want to come here, but he wouldn't think of leaving. Real estate attorney Ted Smith's story is similar that way to many ex-soldiers' stories, but he's had more of an influence than most in public life.
Melvin M. Lebetkin, 77, a Lawyer Involved in Parking Bureau Fraud, Is Dead (New York Times)
Mr. Lebetkin, a well-known criminal lawyer, went to prison for his role in the New York City Parking Violations Bureau scandal of the late 1980's.
Reporters can be prosecuted for leaks, attorney general says (Sun-Sentinel)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales raised the possibility Sunday that New York Times journalists could be prosecuted for publishing classified information based on the outcome of the criminal investigation under way into leaks to the Times of data about the National Security Agency's surveillance of terrorist-related calls between the United States and abroad.
Attorney general says reporters can face charges for stories (Seattle Times)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he thinks journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information, citing an obligation...
Judge Throws Out Lawyer at Saddam Trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
The chief judge ordered a defense lawyer out of the courtroom and shouted down Saddam Hussein Monday at the start of a new session of the trial of the former Iraqi leader and members of his regime.
Stephen Kaus: Instead of Charging Barry Bonds, Attorney General Wants To Throw Reporters In Jail (HuffingtonPost)
As much fun as it was to see neo-con accomplice Judy Miller get her just desserts last summer, the federal government's service of subpoenas on San Francisco Chronicle writers Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada demonstrates the danger of giving the Attorney General the unfettered power to allow any reporter to be hauled into court and required to reveal confidential sources. Particularly
Uproar in court as judge ejects Saddam lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Iraqi guards at the trial of Saddam Hussein manhandled a Lebanese lawyer from the court on Monday, ignoring her loud protests, as witnesses prepared to give testimony for the former president's co-accused.
Court ejects Saddam's lawyer (BBC News)
There are angry outbursts at the trial of Saddam Hussein, as the judge orders the removal of a defence lawyer.
New Attorney-General Chao Hick Tin appointed to Monetary Authority's board (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE: New Attorney-General Chao Hick Tin has been appointed to the Monetary Authority of Singapore's board of directors. His appointment is expected to enhance the working relationship between the MAS and Attorney-General's Chambers.
Eastern Kentucky U.S. attorney wants 'fair shake' for all (Louisville Courier-Journal)
As the new U.S. attorney in Eastern Kentucky, Amul Thapar will likely oversee high-profile cases against political officials, child molesters, drug rings and employers who circumvent immigration laws. But his main priority, he said, is to ensure "people feel like they're getting a fair shake at every level of government, period."
Uproar as judge ejects Saddam lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Iraqi guards at Saddam Hussein's trial manhandled a defense lawyer from the court on Monday before witnesses, including one of the former president's half-brothers, gave testimony for some of his co-defendants.
Macek's slapping Rath no crime but misdemeanour - state attorney (České noviny)
Prague- This weekend's attack on Health Minister David Rath by Miroslav Macek, former Civic Democrat (ODS) deputy head and current adviser to President Vaclav Klaus, will be assessed as a misdemeanour against the public peace, not as a crime, state attorney Tomas Blaha told CTK today.
Judge Throws Out Lawyer in Saddam Trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
Guards forcibly ejected a defense lawyer from the courtroom and the chief judge shouted down Saddam Hussein on Monday in a stormy start to a new session of the trial of the former Iraqi leader and members of his regime.
U.S. Attorney General Warns Reporters (CBS News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the Bush administration would not hesitate to track telephone calls made by reporters as part of a criminal leak investigation, and would prosecute journalists for publishing classified information.
Saddam attorney tossed out second time (UPI)
BAGHDAD, May 22 (UPI) -- An attorney for Saddam Hussein at his Baghdad war crimes trial was ejected a second time from the courtroom Monday after clashing with the judge.
Judge Throws Out Lawyer in Saddam Trial (ABC News)
Judge Throws Out Defense Lawyer, Shouts Down Saddam Hussein in New Session of Trial
Defense Lawyer Thrown Out in Saddam Trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
Guards forcibly ejected a defense lawyer from the courtroom and the chief judge shouted down Saddam Hussein in a stormy start Monday to the latest session of his trial.
Defense Lawyer Thrown Out in Saddam Trial (ABC News)
Defense Lawyer Forcibly Removed by Guards in Saddam Trial; Judge Shouts Down Ex-Iraqi Leader
Judge Throws Out Saddam's Lawyer (CBS News)
Guards forcibly pulled a defense lawyer out of the courtroom and the chief judge shouted down Saddam Hussein in a stormy start to a new session of the trial of the former Iraqi leader and members of his regime.
Saddam Attorney Tossed Out Second Time (WPMI 15)
An attorney for Saddam Hussein at his Baghdad war crimes trial was ejected a second time from the courtroom Monday after clashing with the judge. Bushra Khalil was removed from the Iraqi Special Tribunal after ignoring Chief Judge Raouf Abdel-Rahman's admonition to remain silent.
Defense Lawyer Thrown Out in Saddam Trial (San Francisco Chronicle)
Guards forcibly ejected a defense lawyer from the courtroom and the chief judge shouted down Saddam Hussein in a stormy start Monday to the latest session of his trial. After the initial squabbling, the court heard the first defense witness for Barzan...
Saddam Attorney Tossed Out Second Time (Fox 6 News San Diego)
An attorney for Saddam Hussein at his Baghdad war crimes trial removed her robe, throwing it in the direction of the judge after which two guards escorted her out of the courtroom.
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.
Tipster's Lawyer To Speak To FBI In Hoffa Search (WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News)
The former lawyer of the man who supplied FBI agents with the latest tip on the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa will speak to federal agents Monday.
Attorney General says caucuses must hold open meetings Post a Comment (The State)
The S.C. House Republican Caucus is a public body and must obey the state’s Freedom of Information Act, Attorney General Henry McMaster said in an opinion released Monday.
Defense Attorney Ejected From Saddam Trial (KSAT San Antonio)
The trial of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein took a stormy turn Monday as guards grabbed a defense attorney and pulled her from the courtroom.
Attorney General Fighting Violence In Allentown (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
It was Pastor Jimmie Rivera from City Limits Assembly of God who took U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on a tour this morning of transitional homes in Allentown aimed at helping men and women out of prison get their lives back on track.
Attorney general to lead case against Kenneth Hinson (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Columbia-AP) May 22, 2006 - The attorney general's office will lead the prosecution of a Darlington County man charged with abducting two teenage girls and raping them in an underground room.
Uproar in court as judge ejects Saddam lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Iraqi guards at Saddam Hussein's trial manhandled a defense lawyer from the court on Monday before witnesses, including one of the former president's half-brothers, gave testimony for some of his co-defendants.
A Lawyer for Saddam Thrown Out of Court (ABC News)
Saddam's Only Female Defense Lawyer Removed From Courtroom; Judge Shouts Down Ex-Iraq Leader
FBI declines lawyer's offer to point out Hoffa's burial site (Detroit News)
A Birmingham lawyer says he offered this morning to lead the FBI to the burial place of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, but the FBI declined his offer.
Lawyer for dead inmate wants state review of death (Boston Globe)
The lawyer for a woman who died while going through drug detoxification at the Hampden County House of Correction is asking the attorney general to investigate the death.
Judge Tosses Saddam Lawyer From Court (AP via Yahoo! News)
Guards pulled the sole woman on Saddam Hussein's defense team from the court Monday after she had a shouting match with the chief judge, prompting her to throw off her lawyer's robe in rage.
Young attorney admitted to practice (Ironwood Daily Globe)
BESSEMER -- Attorney Anna Talaska, Ironwood, was recently admitted to practice in the State of Wisconsin. The admission ceremony was held in front of the Supreme Court in Madison. The motion for Talaska's admission was made by her father, Bessemer attorney, James McKenzie.
Judge Tosses Saddam Lawyer From Court (ABC News)
Iraqi Judge Throws Defense Lawyer for Saddam Hussein From Court After Shouting Match
Attorney general to lead case against Kenneth Hinson (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Columbia-AP) May 22, 2006 - The attorney general's office will lead the prosecution of a Darlington County man charged with abducting two teenage girls and raping them in an underground room.
Lead paint lawyers seek new sanctions on attorney general (Boston Globe)
Lawyers for former lead paint manufacturers argued Monday that Attorney General Patrick Lynch should face additional punishment for public comments he made during the state's public nuisance case against the companies.
Twanda Carlisle Hires Defense Attorney (WPXI-TV Pittsburgh)
Troubled City Councilwoman Twanda Carlisle has hired an attorney after investigations into her use of staff members may turn into a criminal question.
Hoffa Tipster's Ex-Lawyer Meets With FBI (AP via Yahoo! News)
A one-time lawyer for the prisoner whose tip triggered the FBI-led search for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa met with authorities Monday to talk about information he claims to have about where the labor leader is buried.
Attorney for outlet developer says sewage commissioner should recuse himself (Asbury Park Press)
An attorney for the developer wishing to build a 130-store premium outlet center on Route 66 in Tinton Falls has demanded in a letter that a commissioner of the Township of Neptune Sewerage Authority - and former president of the environmental group opposing the project - recuse himself from any application related to the project.