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Manteca school procedure shuts public out, lawyer says (Recordnet.com)
MANTECA - The Manteca Unified School District's procedures for handling complaints about classroom materials cuts the public off from a process that could ban or uphold the use of controversial books and could be in violation of the state Constitution, said a lawyer specializing in public access issues.
State's attorney taking accusations 'very seriously' (Suburban Chicago Newspapers)
Following accusations of misconduct in the DuPage County Public Works Department by a former employee at a county meeting Tuesday, both the county and the state's attorney's office have pledged to look into the matter.
Tom A. King, 51, labor lawyer, coached Heights girls teams (The Plain Dealer)
Cleveland Heights -- Tom A. King, a lawyer who specialized in labor matters, collapsed and died of a heart attack or embolism at his home in Cleveland Heights on Sunday. The coroner will determine the cause of death. He was 51.
Lawyer feels spiritual call to Senate run (The Huntsville Times)
Decatur business lawyer Arthur Orr said he feels he is being spiritually led to run for the District 3 state Senate seat. "It's not something I can easily explain," he said. "But this is the way I feel after a lot of prayer and consideration."
Attorney salary highlights division (The Post and Courier)
One issue that continues to divide Charleston County Council is the question of how much to pay its attorney. Attorney Joe Dawson's total compensation from the county added up to $241,577 last year ? about $100,000 more than the salary of Administrator Roland Windham, who holds the county's top job.
Attorney's parents sure to be proud after this one (St. Petersburg Times)
Defense attorney Paul S. Carr had a tough task this week trying to convince a judge that Crystal Chavez wasn't a bad mother.
Attorney General told to reveal Iraq advice information (Independent)
The Attorney General's office was ordered today to disclose information leading to his advice on the legality of invading Iraq in 2003.
Attorney general: Neighborhood partnership’s bank accounts drained (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
Two days after control of the Fort Wayne Neighborhood Partnership was turned over to a receiver, the state attorney general’s office says the partnership’s bank accounts have been depleted of 99 percent of their assets.
Murder defendant tries to strangle lawyer in court (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A man charged with murder in Massachusetts was so angry with his lawyer's performance he attacked the attorney in court, trying to strangle him as a shocked judge looked on, Boston radio reported on Wednesday.
Suspect slugs his attorney in court (The Olympian)
As a public defender, Larry Jefferson represents some of society’s most dangerous criminals. Many blame their attorney when they end up in jail. But Jefferson never had one take a swing at him.
Issa Faults U.S. Attorney Over Smuggling Prosecutions (NBC San Diego)
SAN DIEGO -- A local congressman criticized the U.S. attorney in San Diego Wednesday for what he said was her withholding of information on a policy that has limited prosecutions of those arrested by the Border Patrol for migrant smuggling.
Lawyer for nightclub fire defendant asks to withdraw from case (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for one of the owners of The Station nightclub wants to drop out of the case.
Lawyer Says Luda and Kanye Stole "Stand Up" (Vibe Magazine)
Lawyer Says Luda and Kanye Stole "Stand Up" Kanye West and Ludacris pride themselves in being the most original artists they can possibly be. A certain lawyer, however, believes they’re pretty unoriginal .
Assault defendant socks lawyer during jury selection in Olympia (Seattle Times)
A public defender in a custodial assault case was smacked in the throat by his client during jury selection in court, causing the judge to declare a mistrial and the shaken lawyer to withdraw from the case.
KY, OH Attorney Generals Offering Advice For Veterans To Protect Personal Information (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
Ohio and Kentucky's Attorney Generals have issued warnings to Veterans with questions surrounding the recent discovery that millions of veterans' personal information was stolen.
Supreme state attorney denies interference in biofuel scandal (České noviny)
Brno- The inspection check concerning the work of detectives in the corruption case with the production of biofuel has shown that no one has influenced its investigation, Frantisek Tlapak, the spokesman for Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka told CTK today, referring to her.
Lawyer for nightclub fire defendant asks to withdraw from case (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for one of the owners of The Station nightclub where a fire killed 100 people announced Thursday that he planned to drop out of the case, and a Boston-based defense attorney whose clients have included mob figures has asked to take his place.
Cuomo gains support in Ulster County for attorney general bid (Poughkeepsie Journal)
A bevy of Ulster County Democrats on Wednesday an-nounced they are backing Andrew Cuomo in his bid for the party's nomination for state attorney general at a press conference at Kingston city hall.
Lawyer For Nightclub Owner Wants Out (The Boston Channel)
A lawyer for one of the owners of The Station nightclub where a fire killed 100 people announced Thursday that he planned to drop out of the case.
Lawyer For Nightclub Defendant Wants To Withdraw (CBS 4 Boston)
The lawyer for one of the Station Nightclub defendants is looking to drop out of the case. Jeff Pine, one of Jeffrey Derderian's attorneys, wants off the high profile case. The Attorney General says he will fight the move. Station Nightclub Victims Station Nightclub Timeline More Local News
Hastert lawyer may sue ABC over Abramoff report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
House Speaker Dennis Hastert might sue ABC News for libel and defamation for a news report that said he was "in the mix" in a corruption investigation, according to a letter sent by Hastert's lawyer on Thursday.
Planners lectured by attorney (Lebanon Express)
An attorney for Brown Construction of Lebanon warned the Planning Commission during a hearing on May 17 against making decisions based on policy rather than city codes or based on retaliation for his client's objections to a light industrial development.
Attorney: Remarks harsh (The Daily Iberian)
Iberia Parish Council attorney Wayne Landry said words he used about the motivations behind the filing of House Bill 1396 may have been too harsh. The bill requires parish governments to conduct studies before they approve costly programs or contracts.
Skilling attorney to appeal guilty verdict (Houston Business Journal)
"We have just begun to fight," Jeffrey Skilling's attorney, Daniel Petrocelli, told the media outside the federal courthouse in Houston this morning after the jury returned guilty verdicts against Skilling and co-defendant Kenneth Lay.
Attorney Attacked By Client In Courtroom (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Courtroom security officers were feet away when defense attorney Larry Jefferson was attacked by his client Wednesday morning. Jefferson’s client, Justin Jacobson, who has a history of violence, was silent when he punched the attorney in the neck.
Attorney General Lockyer's Enron Statement (CBS 13 Sacramento)
Attorney General Bill Lockyer issued the following statement on today’s federal jury verdict convicting former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling on a combined 25 counts of securities and wire fraud, conspiracy, making false statements and insider trading.
British Lawyer who Filed Suit against Israeli General to be Deported from Israel (Palestine News Agency)
TEL Aviv, May 25, 2006 (WAFA) - Israeli State Prosecution decided Thursday evening to bar British lawyer Kate Maynard, who was behind the war-crimes charges against retired Israeli Major-General Doron Almog, from entering Israel, Israeli website ynetnews.com reported.
Exit exam attorney requests hearing with Court of Appeal (San Francisco Chronicle)
(05-25) 13:32 PDT SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco attorney who sued the state on behalf of high school seniors who failed the exit exam that is required to earn a diploma filed an emergency request today for an expedited hearing with the California Court of...
Lawyer for nightclub fire defendant asks to withdraw from case (WLNE-TV)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A lawyer for one of the owners of The Station nightclub wants to drop out of the case. Attorney Jeff Pine filed a motion today to withdraw as lawyer for Jeffrey Derderian.
Injured Divorce Lawyer Seeks $25 Million From State (Hartford Courant)
The Waterbury divorce lawyer critically injured last June when a client's estranged husband shot her and her client outside the Middletown courthouse is seeking $25 million from the state, charging that state authorities should have warned her that he was dangerous.
Nightclub owner's lawyer wants out of his case (WLNE-TV)
A new twist in the Station Nightclub case. The lawyer for co-owner Jeffrey Derderian wants out of the case. But will the judge let him go? Jim Hummel reports.
Murder accused strangles lawyer (TVNZ)
A man charged with murder in Massachusetts was so angry with his lawyer's performance he attacked the attorney in court, trying to strangle him as a shocked judge looked on.
Lopes' attorney may appeal NCAA decision (KRON 4 Bay Area)
NORMAN, Okla. -- An attorney for former Fresno State coach Ray Lopes said Thursday he is considering appealing a second "show cause" order for recruiting violations dating back to Lopes' days as an assistant at Oklahoma.
Lawyer For Nightclub Fire Defendant Asks To Withdraw From Case (WLBZ Bangor)
A lawyer for one of the owners of The Station nightclub wants to drop out of the case. Attorney Jeff Pine has filed a motion to withdraw as lawyer for Jeffrey Derderian, citing "economic and time considerations."
Perez announces attorney general bid (Gazette.Net)
Montgomery County Councilman Thomas E. Perez announced his candidacy for Maryland attorney general on Tuesday, vowing to be an aggressive consumer advocate while promising leadership in the fight for civil rights, affordable health care and environmental protection.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Corbett Announces $23 Million Settlement With Time Warner Inc. (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced that Time Warner Inc. and its subsidiary, America Online Inc. (AOL), along with their accounting firm Ernst & Young, and other defendants, have agreed to pay $23 million to settle allegations that they defrauded Pennsylvania teachers' and state workers' pension funds and two other Pennsylvania funds by reporting inflated revenue claims and employing
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.
Psychiatric Care Denied To Gunman, Attorney Says (Washington Post)
In the three months before he fatally shot two Fairfax County police officers, Michael W. Kennedy and his parents tried numerous times to get him immediate psychiatric help, their attorney said. Four times, Kennedy was sent home without getting help, and two mental health facilities told them not...
Briefs Reflect High Stakes in Fight Over KPMG's Attorney Fee Policy (Law.com)
There is more at stake than money in the pretrial skirmishing over whether the government interfered with the right to counsel by pressuring KPMG to limit or withhold the payment of attorney fees to firm employees the government was investigating.
Lacrosse case complaint filed by attorney (The Herald-Sun)
Constitutional lawyer Alex Charns says a police poster unfairly sullied the names of 46 Duke University lacrosse players, implying all were guilty of raping an exotic dancer before the district attorney announced he had sufficient evidence to indict only three.
Complaint Targets Attorney for Ehrlich (Washington Post)
A nonpartisan group of residents that is fighting efforts to build a liquid natural gas terminal east of Baltimore has filed a formal complaint with the state ethics commission against Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s personal attorney.
Lopes' attorney may appeal NCAA decision (USA Today)
An attorney for former Fresno State coach Ray Lopes said Thursday he is considering appealing a second "show cause" order for recruiting violations dating back to Lopes' days as an assistant at Oklahoma. Lopes received the as part of the NCAA Committee on Infractions' report on sanctions against Oklahoma for nearly 600 impermissible recruiting phone calls.
Lawyer for nightclub fire defendant asks to withdraw from case (The MetroWest Daily News)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A lawyer for one of the owners of The Station nightclub where a fire killed 100 people announced yesterday that he planned to drop out of the case, and a Boston-based defense attorney whose clients have included mob figures has asked to take his place.
Attorney general will appeal sexual assault sentence (Lincoln Journal Star)
The sentence of probation for a man the judge said was too short to go to prison for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl will be appealed by Attorney General Jon Bruning.
Attorney ordered to detail trial loss on firm's Web site (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
A Seattle attorney must prominently display on his law firm's Web site a major courtroom defeat in the first of his many lawsuits against two local doctors.
Briefs Reflect High Stakes in Fight Over KPMG's Attorney Fee Policy (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The defense bar and business groups are closely watching a federal judge's decision to hold the government's feet to the fire over the pressuring of KPMG to limit or withhold payment of attorney fees to firm employees being investigated by the Justice Department.
Injured Lawyer Files Claim (Hartford Courant)
Says Marshals, Court Failed To Warn Her Of Possible Danger The Waterbury divorce lawyer seriously wounded last June when a client's estranged husband shot her and her client outside the Middletown courthouse is seeking $25 million from the state, charging that state authorities should have warned her that the man was dangerous.
Lawyer wants statements by Horton tossed (Star-Gazette)
Judge will allow still cameras in all three murder-robbery trials. The lawyer representing the accused triggerman in the March 1 shooting death of State Trooper Andrew Sperr said Thursday in Chemung County Court that his client was heavily medicated when he made statements about the crime to police.
Lawyer: RB's wife wants case dropped (The Plain Dealer)
The lawyer for Reuben Droughns said Thursday that he believes the Browns' running back will be cleared of domestic violence charges. Lawyer Harvey Steinberg also said Droughns' wife, Kellie, has made repeated demands to get the charges dropped.
Lawyer says rights at risk (Calgary Sun)
If constitutional exemptions don't exist, individual Canadians' rights could be trampled without any remedy, the lawyer for a cop convicted of manslaughter said yesterday.