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Lawyer Confronts Informer in Subway-Bomb Plot Case (New York Times)
A defense lawyer for a Pakistani immigrant accused of plotting to bomb a subway station suggested that the police informer was a driving force behind the plot.
Sex scandal snares city attorney (Miami Herald)
Barry Kutun finally faced the law, and the details were extra lurid. Seven months after the discovery of an affidavit disclosing his alleged sexual tryst with a teenage girl, the disgraced North Miami city attorney and one-time gubernatorial candidate was cuffed Tuesday just outside his government office.
Lawyer-Dad's Request for Fees Is Rejected in Daughter's Case (Law.com)
A father who is a lawyer and successfully represented his daughter in a dispute with a local public school district has lost his bid for attorney fees under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA).
Attorney says campus 4/20 website is unconstitutional (9 News Denver)
BOULDER - A civil rights attorney says the pictures posted on the CU campus police website from 4/20 day, may be a violation of the students civil rights.
Interest Is Sold in Lawyer Ron, a Derby Pick (New York Times)
Audrey Haisfield, who owns Stonewall Stallions Farm near Versailles, Ky., bought an interest in Lawyer Ron.
Attorney is convicted in two rapes (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Former New Orleans assistant city attorney Henry Dillon III was convicted Thursday of using the power of his office to rape two women, in a high-profile and unusual federal criminal case.
Lawyer-Dad's Request for Fees Is Rejected in Daughter's Case (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A father who is a lawyer and successfully represented his daughter in a dispute with a local public school district has lost his bid for attorney fees under the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act.
USC's Sanchez Hires Attorney (Los Angeles Times)
USC quarterback Mark Sanchez, who was arrested last week on suspicion of sexual assault, has hired a prominent local defense attorney.
ACLU sues ex-attorney general, saying he lied about terror list (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The American Civil Liberties Union sued former state Attorney General Peter Harvey yesterday, contending that he lied when he denied instructing local governments not to release information about people or groups considered terrorist threats.
Lawyer Ron sold, will race in Derby (Rocky Mountain News)
Lawyer Ron was sold Thursday but will race in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday and thereafter in the blue and white silks of his late owner.
ELECTION '06: Allegations flying in race for Fayette county attorney (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Lexington's nastiest race in this month's primary election is for the low-profile job of prosecuting traffic tickets, misdemeanors and enforcing child support: county attorney.
Roscoe Foundation, state attorney general continue negotiations (Coshocton Tribune)
COSHOCTON - Paperwork filed this week in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court Probate Division indicates the Roscoe Village Foundation Inc. and the Ohio Attorney General's Office continue with settlement negotiations.
Partial interest in Lawyer Ron sold to Stonewall Stallions operator (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Days of speculation surrounding one of the top Kentucky Derby contenders ended yesterday when the estate of James T. Hines Jr. announced it had sold a partial interest in Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron to Our Legal Team, LLC.
Lawyer pulls off deal for namesake before Derby (Contra Costa Times)
Attorney Ron Bamberger's old friend named a horse after him -- Lawyer Ron, he called the steed -- then died and left Bamberger as executor of his estate.
Sacramento Attorney Who Defended Unabomber Dies (CBS 13 Sacramento)
The Sacramento defense attorney who defended the Unabomber has died. Kevin Clymo died Wednesday after extensive back surgery.
Attorney who defended Unabomber dies after surgery (KESQ)
SACRAMENTO The Sacramento defense attorney who defended the Unabomber has died.
Roscoe Foundation, state attorney general continue negotiations (CentralOhio.com)
COSHOCTON - Paperwork filed this week in Coshocton County Common Pleas Court Probate Division indicates the Roscoe Village Foundation Inc. and the Ohio Attorney General's Office continue with settlement negotiations.
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Lawyer Ron sold, (Philadelphia Daily News)
Lawyer Ron was sold yesterday but will race in the Kentucky Derby and thereafter in the blue and white silks of his late owner. The executor of the late owner's estate said the horse sold for considerably more than the last Derby contender to be bought in the days before the race. War Emblem sold for $900,000 less than 4 weeks before winning the 2002 Derby.
Family of Briton killed in Gaza meets Attorney General (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The family of a Briton killed by an Israeli soldier in the Gaza Strip met the Attorney General on Friday and asked him to pressure Israel to prosecute the senior officers they hold responsible for their son's death.
Former Unabomber defense attorney dies after back surgery (San Francisco Chronicle)
Kevin Clymo, a prominent defense attorney who once represented Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski and some of the region's other most notorious criminals, has died following extensive back surgery. He was 58. Clymo had suffered from bone and heart problems...
Lawyer pulls off deal for namesake before Derby (Contra Costa Times)
Attorney Ron Bamberger's old friend named a horse after him -- Lawyer Ron, he called the steed -- then died and left Bamberger as executor of his estate.
Former Unabomber defense attorney dies after back surgery (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SACRAMENTO, 9:51 a.m. May 5 (AP): Kevin Clymo, a prominent defense attorney who once represented Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski and some of the region's other most notorious criminals, has died following extensive back surgery. He was 58.
Libby's Lawyer Says He'll Seek Testimony From Wilson (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
May 5 (Bloomberg) -- The defense lawyer for Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, charged with lying to investigators about the leak of a CIA agent's identity, said he'll seek testimony in the case from the operative's husband.
Derby Entrant Lawyer Ron Sold (WLEX-TV Lexington)
Versailles (AP) -- Lawyer Ron, the 4-1 second favorite in the Kentucky Derby, was sold by the estate of Jim Hines Jr., a businessman who died in February.
Nevada attorney general candidate, others file (KRNV)
Candidates who filed for office Thursday included the apparent front-runner in the race for attorney general and a veteran lawmaker who could become the first woman in Nevada history to serve as Assembly speaker.
Libby lawyer to argue Bush's role in leak (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby said on Friday he would argue that his client revealed intelligence on Iraq after Vice President Dick Cheney authorized it and President George W. Bush declassified the information.
Hubbard's Neck Marks Consistent With Choking, Attorney Says (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
The attorney representing Jessie Hubbard's family says a second autopsy confirms what they've said all along, that Hubbard did not kill himself in the Moss Point Jail.
Court papers: State attorney general held in contempt in lead paint case (San Diego Union-Tribune)
PROVIDENCE, R.I., 4:20 p.m. May 5 (AP): A judge held the state attorney general in civil contempt and fined him $5,000 for publicly accusing former lead paint makers of twisting the facts during Rhode Island's landmark lawsuit against the companies, according to newly unsealed court documents.
County Attorney Sues District Judge (WBKO-TV Bowling Green)
Warren County attorney Amy Milliken is asking circuit court Judge John Grise to overrule district Judge Brent Potter's decision. Milliken is prosecuting Phillip Howard Degnan for DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and resisting arrest
District Attorney David Soares speaks out (Capital News 9)
After a few brief moments with his family, District Attorney David Soares stepped aside and responded directly to the criticism he has received from recent comments at a conference in Vancouver.
Court Papers: Attorney General Held in Contempt for Comments in Lead Paint Case (Law.com)
A judge fined Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch $5,000 and held him in civil contempt after he publicly accused former lead paint makers of twisting the facts during the state's landmark lawsuit against the companies, according to newly unsealed court documents.
After a Trial, the Tables Are Turned on a Defense Lawyer (New York Times)
Bruce Cutler, the aggressive lawyer in the so-called Mafia Cops trial, will take the witness stand himself after he was accused of shoddy work in the case.
Lawyer says date postponed for mushroom cloud explosion in Nevada (Las Vegas Sun)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A lawyer for an Indian tribe opposed to a non-nuclear explosion expected to generate a mushroom cloud over the Nevada desert said Friday he expects the test will be postponed, although federal officials said it remains on schedule.
Lawyer says date postponed for mushroom cloud explosion in Nevada (KESQ)
LAS VEGAS A lawyer for an Indian tribe opposing a huge non-nuclear explosion that'll generate a mushroom cloud over the Nevada desert says he's been told the test will be postponed.
Rosenberg nominated for U.S. attorney (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush this week formally nominated Chuck Rosenberg, 45, the acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, for a four-year term heading that office.
Sex scandal snares city attorney (Miami Herald)
Barry Kutun finally faced the law, and the details were extra lurid. Seven months after the discovery of an affidavit disclosing his alleged sexual tryst with a teenage girl, the disgraced North Miami city attorney and one-time gubernatorial candidate was cuffed Tuesday just outside his government office.
Lawyer says date postponed for mushroom cloud explosion in Nevada (KPHO Phoenix)
LAS VEGAS A lawyer for an Indian tribe says he's been told that a scheduled non-nuclear explosion over the Nevada desert has been postponed.
Lawyer says date postponed for mushroom cloud explosion in Nevada (KVOA Tucson)
LAS VEGAS A lawyer for an Indian tribe says he's been told that a scheduled non-nuclear explosion over the Nevada desert has been postponed.
Defense lawyer fears bank murder trial may have been tainted (Casper Star-Tribune)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A defense lawyer asked a court for permission Wednesday to try to determine if Madison County Attorney Joe Smith's alleged friendship with a drug dealer tainted the trials of two of men convicted in the murders of five people at a Norfolk bank.
Lawyer for priest sex-abuse victims says diocese is 'judge shopping' (The Burlington Free Press)
The state's Roman Catholic Diocese is engaging in "judge shopping" by calling for the removal of the presiding judge in 15 priest sex-abuse cases now pending at Chittenden County Superior Court, the lawyer for the alleged victims charged Friday.
Second candidate files for Carson district attorney race (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A second candidate filed Friday for the district attorney's race in Carson City, giving Senior Deputy Attorney General Neil Rombardo an opponent.
Lawyer pulls off deal for namesake before Derby (Contra Costa Times)
Attorney Ron Bamberger's old friend named a horse after him -- Lawyer Ron, he called the steed -- then died and left Bamberger as executor of his estate.
City attorney charged with assault (The Mail Tribune)
The city attorney for both Talent and Jacksonville was arrested and charged with felony assault on his wife following a police investigation at their Ashland home April 28.
Lawyer Ron sold, (Philadelphia Daily News)
Lawyer Ron was sold yesterday but will race in the Kentucky Derby and thereafter in the blue and white silks of his late owner. The executor of the late owner's estate said the horse sold for considerably more than the last Derby contender to be bought in the days before the race. War Emblem sold for $900,000 less than 4 weeks before winning the 2002 Derby.
Attorney general candidate stops in Mtn. Home Friday (Baxter Bulletin)
Gunner DeLay has no Republican opponent in the primary for the office of Arkansas attorney general, but he is traveling around the state rather than sitting on the sidelines waiting for the general election. He was in Mountain Home Friday.
Race for state's attorney is under way (WCAX 3)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The contest for state's attorney in Chittenden County is under way with up to six candidates vying for the job, six months before the election.
City's senior civil deputy district attorney files for top post (Nevada Appeal)
Michael Suglia filed Friday to run for the office of Carson City district attorney. Suglia, 55, is the city's senior civil deputy district attorney, and has been a Nevada resident and licensed attorney since 1990.
County attorney's office employee indicted on drug charges (KVOA Tucson)
A legal secretary for the Pima County Attorney's office is finding herself on the other side of the law.
Partial interest in Lawyer Ron sold to Stonewall Stallions operator (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Days of speculation surrounding one of the top Kentucky Derby contenders ended yesterday when the estate of James T. Hines Jr. announced it had sold a partial interest in Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron to Our Legal Team, LLC.