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Lawyer Ron likely to miss Preakness (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Lawyer Ron has a slight ankle injury and is unlikely to run in the Preakness Stakes. "Looks like we probably aren't going to come," trainer Bob Holthus said yesterday from Churchill Downs, where Lawyer Ron finished 12th in Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
Are you shocked? District attorney: All Benchino clientele charged; supply investigation continues (Williamsport Sun Gazette)
No more names will be added to the list of alleged customers of accused cocaine dealer Louis Benchino, District Attorney Michael Dinges said Tuesday. ‘‘That’s the people,’’ Dinges said of the 20 charged in the past two weeks. ‘‘Those are the people he was referring to.’’
Attorney general wants limits on exit exam suit (The Monterey County Herald)
A judge delayed a decision Tuesday about whether to suspend California's high school exit exam for this year's senior class, after the attorney general's office argued that the case should apply only to the students who filed the lawsuit and not the thousands who have failed the test.
Attorney: Family in Seclusion Following Monday's Shooting (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) - A statement from the attorney for the family of the 18-year-old who attacked a Chantilly police station says the family is in seclusion trying to "comprehend the tragic events of Monday."
Attorney: County would’ve prevailed (Palatka Daily News)
PALATKA — The county government would have won if it had decided to fight one of seven lawsuits aimed at blocking a Wal-Mart distribution center, its attorney said Tuesday.
Lawyer: Preacher's alleged rape victim facing similar charges (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
An alleged aide who accused Bro. Eli Soriano, founder and leader of the Ang Dating Daan religious movement, of rape is also facing similar charges, Soriano's lawyer claimed Wednesday.
Lawyer: Preacher's alleged rape victim facing similar charges (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A former aide who accused Bro. Eli Soriano of rape is also facing similar charges, the lawyer of the founder and leader of the Ang Dating Daan religious movement said Wednesday.
Attorney: '64 killing can't be prosecuted (Miami Herald)
A state attorney reviewing the case of a black woman shot and killed during a race riot 42 years ago concluded that Florida law prohibits recharging three men because of speedy trial constraints.
Burlington attorney named board chair of CVPS (WCAX 3)
RUTLAND, Vt. -- Burlington attorney Mary Alice McKenzie is the new chair of the board of the state's largest electric utility, the Central Vermont Public Service Corp.
Winter Garden back in market for city attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
Hired 2 months ago, Gerry Clark is off the payroll again, the manager says. WINTER GARDEN -- The new city attorney is the former city attorney once again.
Attorney wants D-N-A evidence tossed in murder case (KVOA Tucson)
TUCSON, Ariz. The attorney for the man suspected of fatally stabbing a Tucson doctor has asked a judge to throw out all D-N-A evidence against his client.
Bias charges against Carson City judge unfounded, attorney says (Nevada Appeal)
A Carson City woman's charges of bias against Justice of the Peace John Tatro are unfair and riddled with errors, said attorney Tom Beko.
Lawyer Ron out of Preakness (The Buffalo News)
Lawyer Ron has a slight ankle injury and is unlikely to challenge Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the Preakness. "Looks like we probably aren't going to come," trainer Bob Holthus said from Churchill Downs, where Lawyer Ron finished a disappointing 12th in Saturday's Derby.
Lawyer: DNA tests in triple slaying prove inconclusive (The Charlotte Observer)
DURHAM, N.C. - DNA tests on evidence in a 30-year-old triple homicide provide inconclusive evidence, according to a lawyer for one of the two men charged in the case.
Dog handler’s lawyer wants extension to review documents (Army Times)
The lawyer for a soldier facing a court-martial in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal has asked for extension to pour through 9,000 new Department of Defense documents released to the AmericanCivil Liberties Union last week through a Freedom of Information Act request.
U.K. Attorney General Calls for U.S. to Close Guantanamo Camp (Bloomberg.com)
May 10 (Bloomberg) -- U.K. Attorney General Peter Goldsmith called on the U.S. to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp for terror suspects, saying it is ``unacceptable.''
Columbus attorney tapped for bankruptcy institute presidency (Business First of Columbus)
A Columbus attorney has been named president-elect of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
British attorney general wants 'unacceptable' Guantanamo prison closed (USA Today)
The U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay is a discredit to the American tradition of freedom and should close, Britain's attorney general said Wednesday, the strongest condemnation of the prison by a British government official.
Churchill attorney: Drop latest charges or see us in court (Rocky Mountain News)
The attorney for University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill told CU officials Tuesday that if the latest charges of research misconduct against his client aren't dropped, Churchill will take the university to federal court.
Right hind ankle woes likely to keep Lawyer Ron out of Preakness (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Lawyer Ron, unbeaten in six races before a 12th-place finish in last Saturday's Kentucky Derby, will likely skip next week's Preakness because of swelling on his right hind ankle.
Man held 3 years without a lawyer (Kansas City Star)
CAIRO, Egypt — A militant Egyptian cleric who allegedly was abducted by CIA officers and turned over to Egypt in 2003 has met with his lawyer for the first time. He says he was beaten repeatedly in the early stages of his imprisonment, including while he was in U.S. custody.
Vigil's Attorney Says Defense Won't Present Case (The New Mexico Channel)
BREAKING NEWS: The attorney for former state Treasurer Robert Vigil says he won't present a defense case in his client's public corruption trial.
Attorney: '64 killing can't be prosecuted (Miami Herald)
A state attorney reviewing the case of a black woman shot and killed during a race riot 42 years ago concluded that Florida law prohibits recharging three men because of speedy trial constraints.
British Attorney General: Close Gitmo (CBS News)
Attorney General Lord Goldsmith says the U.S. prison camp on Cuba is a "symbol of injustice" and its continued existence "remains unacceptable." Some of the 500 terrorism suspects have been held there for as long as four years.
Attorney General's Office Reviewing Activities Of Closed Furniture Store (WLEX-TV Lexington)
The state attorney general's office is reviewing the activities of a Lexington furniture store after the store allegedly accepting thousands of dollars for furniture that was never delivered.
British attorney general calls Guantanamo prison camp "unacceptable" (Pravda)
The U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay discredits the American tradition as a beacon of freedom and justice and should close, Britain's attorney general said Wednesday.
Injury likely to sideline Lawyer Ron at Preakness (Philadelphia Daily News)
Lawyer Ron has a slight ankle injury and is unlikely to challenge Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the Preakness. "Looks like we probably aren't going to come," trainer Bob Holthus said yesterday from Churchill Downs, where Lawyer Ron finished a disappointing 12th in Saturday's Derby.
In full: attorney general speech (BBC News)
The full text of Attorney General Lord Goldsmith's speech to the Royal United Services Institute, including his call for the Guantanamo Bay detention centre to close.
Injury likely to sideline Lawyer Ron at Preakness (Philadelphia Daily News)
Lawyer Ron has a slight ankle injury and is unlikely to challenge Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the Preakness. "Looks like we probably aren't going to come," trainer Bob Holthus said yesterday from Churchill Downs, where Lawyer Ron finished a disappointing 12th in Saturday's Derby.
Hicks' lawyer heartened by condemnation (The Australian)
AUSTRALIAN terrorist suspect David Hicks' lawyer says he is heartened by the British attorney-general's call for the United States to shut down its military prison in Cuba.
Attorney General calls for Guantanamo to close (The Scotsman)
LORD Goldsmith, the Attorney General, has issued the government's strongest condemnation yet of Guantanamo Bay, calling for its immediate closure.
Bush Nominates Veteran Tax Lawyer To Key Treasury Post, (Tax-News.com)
President George W. Bush's nomination of tax lawyer Eric Solomon to the key government post of Treasury Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy has been welcomed by senior administration officials, lawmakers and tax experts.
Lawyer Ron injured (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Lawyer Ron has a slight ankle injury and is unlikely to challenge Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the Preakness.
Attorney General Curran won’t run for re-election (Gazette.Net)
BALTIMORE — J. Joseph Curran Jr., the state’s longest serving attorney general, will not run for re-election this fall, marking the end of a public service career that has spanned nearly five decades.
Attorney General's Office Reviewing Activities Of Closed Furniture Store (WLEX-TV Lexington)
The state attorney general's office is reviewing the activities of a Lexington furniture store after the store allegedly accepting thousands of dollars for furniture that was never delivered.
Former Lawmaker Responds To Attorney General's Lawsuit (ChannelOklahoma)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A former state lawmaker lashed out at Attorney General Drew Edmondson Wednesday for alleging he violated federal law by initiating 20,000 prerecorded telephone calls targeting an Oklahoma County commissioner.
British Attorney General Says Guantanamo 'Should Close' (Washington Post)
LONDON, May 10 -- British Attorney General Peter Goldsmith on Wednesday said the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was "unacceptable" and "should close." It was the highest-level British condemnation yet of what is widely viewed in Europe as a human rights travesty.
Incumbent beat by another county’s attorney (Lincoln Journal Star)
Gage County voters hired a new county attorney in Tuesday’s Republican primary. Incumbent Richard Smith was ousted by challenger Randall Ritnour, the Johnson County attorney. Unoffical tallies indicate Ritnour led Smith by about 55 percent of the votes.
Suspect in Oregon killing will get new attorney in New Mexico case (The Oregonian)
A judge in Albuquerque on Wednesday granted Joel Patrick Courtney the right to a new attorney in a New Mexico rape case, further delaying his extradition to Oregon.
Federal Appellate Judge to Be Boeing's Top Lawyer (Los Angeles Times)
CHICAGO — Boeing Co. said Wednesday it had hired prominent federal appellate Judge J. Michael Luttig to be its top in-house lawyer — an unconventional choice for the aerospace giant as it seeks to restore its reputation after high-profile ethics scandals.
Lawyer Ron Will Have Foot Surgery (Los Angeles Times)
Lawyer Ron, 12th in the Kentucky Derby after being one of the early favorites, will undergo surgery today for a "very small fracture" in his right hind foot and is out of the Preakness Stakes, said Ron Bamberger, executor of the estate of the late James T. Hines Jr.
Close Guantanamo, says British attorney general (Boston Globe)
LONDON -- The US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay is a discredit to the American tradition of freedom and should close, Britain's attorney general said yesterday, the strongest condemnation of the prison by a British government official.
Suharto lawyer expects graft case to be closed soon (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Former Indonesian president Suharto's lawyer said on Thursday he was optimistic a graft case against the one-time ruler, in hospital since last week due to internal bleeding, will be closed soon.
District attorney applies for Shorey transport (This Ithaca Journal)
ITHACA - The Tompkins County District Attorney's Office applied for help Wednesday in bringing home the alleged “Collegetown Creeper.”
Lawyer cleared in client fleeing (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
HAMILTON - A defense lawyer was acquitted Wednesday of a charge he helped a client flee the country to avoid prosecution in a rape case.
Gary defense lawyer's conviction is reinstated (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a criminal defense lawyer's money-laundering conviction that a lower federal court had thrown out.
Appellate judge joins Boeing as top lawyer (Chicago Tribune)
Boeing Co. said Wednesday that it has hired prominent federal appeals court Judge J. Michael Luttig to be its top in-house lawyer, an unconventional choice for the aerospace giant, which is seeking to restore its reputation after high-profile ethics scandals.
Staffer in County Attorney's Office faces pot charge (Arizona Daily Star)
A 15-year employee of the Pima County Attorney's Office was arrested last week by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, which says she was involved in a marijuana distribution ring.
Don't count out Lawyer Ron yet (The Cincinnati Post)
Trainer Bob Holthus, who only a day before said it was unlikely that Lawyer Ron would compete in the May 20 Preakness, backed off - slightly - Wednesday.
Guantanamo must close, British attorney general says (The Columbus Dispatch)
LONDON — In the most explicit British condemnation of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general, said yesterday that the camp’s existence is "unacceptable" and runs counter to the United States’ tradition as a "beacon of freedom, liberty and of justice."