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Accuser's Attorney Speaks About Allegations Against Priest (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- The Diocese of Toledo has placed a retired Catholic priest on administrative leave and barred him from any public ministry after allegations of sexual misconduct. Now the attorney representing the alleged victims has talked to News 11.
Bush nominates Troy Eid as U.S. attorney for Colorado (Casper Star-Tribune)
DENVER (AP) -- Attorney Troy Eid, husband of a state Supreme Court justice and a former adviser to Gov. Bill Owens, was nominated by President Bush Friday to be U.S. attorney for Colorado.
Saudi lawyer blames US for Guantanamo suicides (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Saudi nationals imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay said on Sunday he held U.S. authorities responsible for the deaths of two Saudi prisoners who hanged themselves at the U.S. naval base.
Lawyer: Marine denies Haditha massacre (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a sergeant who led a squad of Marines during an incident that left civilians dead in Haditha, Iraq, says his client insists his unit was following military rules of engagement, did not intentionally target any civilians and did not try to cover up what it had done.
County attorney's office: Deadly SV shooting justified (Sierra Vista Herald)
SIERRA VISTA — A Cochise County Attorney’s Office investigation of the July 23, 2005, shooting that left a local man dead and his wife injured has determined the shooting is legally justifiable as self-defense.
Saudi lawyer blames US for Guantanamo suicides (RedNova)
By Souhail Karam RIYADH (Reuters) - A lawyer for Saudi nationals imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay said on Sunday he held U.S. authorities responsible for the deaths of two Saudi prisoners who hanged themselves at the U.S. naval base. Saudi Arabia, a staunch U.S.
Client Followed Rules In Haditha, Marine's Lawyer Says (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
A Marine implicated in the killings of Iraqi civilians in Haditha was following the rules of engagement, his lawyer says.
Client Followed Rules In Haditha, Marine's Lawyer Says (KSAT San Antonio)
A Marine implicated in the killings of Iraqi civilians in Haditha was following the rules of engagement, his lawyer says.
'Too gay' lawyer resigns from firm (Vancouver Province)
Joseph Briante: Has received hundreds of positive messages. A Vancouver lawyer who says he was harassed by colleagues at his firm for being "slick and stylish" and "too gay" has resigned.
State's Attorney a demanding job, but not without its rewards (The Herald-Mail)
For the first time in nearly two decades, M. Kenneth Long won't be in the race for State's Attorney of Washington County. That's because the 58-year-old Hagerstown native now is now a judge on the Washington County Circuit Court bench.
Detainees' lawyer casts doubt on suicide claim (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer of two of the three inmates who died at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre on Saturday has cast doubt on the US announcement that they committed suicide.
Attorney: Marine says no Haditha massacre (CNN.com)
The senior Marine sergeant in charge during an incident in Haditha, Iraq, last November, says there was no massacre of civilians, and there was no wrongdoing on the Marines' part, his attorney told CNN.
Kock Backs Cuomo In Attorney General Race (NY1 News)
Democratic state Attorney General hopeful Andrew Cuomo got a huge endorsement from a New York political icon. Former Mayor and current NY1 wise guy Ed Koch is throwing his support behind Cuomo's campaign.
Lawyer: Marine Denies Haditha Massacre (ABC News)
Lawyer: Marine Claims Unit Did Not Intentionally Target Any Civilians in Haditha
Rahul's lawyer accuses police of delaying grant of bail (Outlook India)
Lawyer of Rahul Mahajan, accused of consuming and trafficking in drugs, today accused the Delhi police of adopting a "poy to delay the grant of bail" to his client.
Security certificates are unconstitutional: Lawyer (CTV.ca)
A lawyer who will be challenging the government's use of security certificates to detain people considered national security threats will argue that the practice is unconstitutional and unfair.
Security certificates are unconstitutional: Lawyer (CTV.ca)
A lawyer who will be challenging the government's use of security certificates to detain people who are considered threats to national security will argue that the practice is unconstitutional and unfair.
DFL Endorses Entenza For MN Attorney General (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Pointing to his experience as a courtroom prosecutor and assistant attorney general, House Minority Leader Matt Entenza seized the DFL endorsement for attorney general Sunday. He faced no opposition. More Politics News
Defence lawyer: despair may lead to more suicides at Guantanamo Bay prison (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A "stench of despair" hangs over the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and the deaths of three detainees who killed themselves there on the weekend may only be the beginning, said a defence lawyer who recently visited the U.S. jail in Cuba.
Stepping Down: Commonwealth's Attorney retires after more than three decades in office (Central Kentucky News Journal)
It's late in the afternoon on Wednesday, May 31. Commonwealth's Attorney Barry Bertram has given his staff the rest of the day off. Boxes full of files, photos and personal items are scattered across his office. It's Bertram's last day as commonwealth's attorney.
Human rights lawyer deplores deriding of Guantanamo suicides (Ekklesia)
Clive Stafford-Smith, the internationally recognised civil rights lawyer, has expressed astonishment and sadness at the attempts by the United States to dismiss the significance of three suicides at Guantanamo Bay, the extra-legal detention centre established at its military base on the island of Cuba.
No unlawful massacre at Haditha: defense lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer representing the leader of a US Marines unit under investigation in the deaths of 24 civilians at Haditha, Iraq rejected reports that the soldiers killed wantonly.
Attorney General defends court martial (Daily Telegraph)
The prosecution of British soldiers for alleged offences in Iraq is not politically motivated and the acquittal of four Guards for the manslaughter of a 15-year-old looter did not mean that there was never a case to answer, the Attorney General has said.
Attorney says cruise boat operators won't sue over Vikings case (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Just over two weeks after the final criminal prosecutions ended in the Minnesota Vikings' boat party scandal, the attorney for the cruise boat
Hicks desperate, losing weight, lawyer says (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The US military lawyer for South Australian David Hicks, Major Michael Mori, has expressed concern about his client after three fellow inmates killed themselves at Guantanamo Bay.
Attorney: Cruise Boat Operators Won't Sue Vikings (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Just over two weeks after the final criminal prosecutions ended in the Minnesota Vikings' boat party scandal, the attorney for the cruise boat operators said Sunday that they won't sue anyone. More Crime News More Sports News
Lawyer fears Hicks' mental state (CNN.com)
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- The lawyer for an Australian terrorist suspect held at the Guantanamo Bay for more than four years said Monday that the recent suicides of three inmates showed how desperate detainees there had become.
Marine lawyer calls Haditha was lawful (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a Marine being investigated in the deaths of two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, described the event as "tragic," but denied innocent people were killed intentionally and said troops followed military rules of engagement.
U.S. marine lawyer calls Haditha incident 'tragic' but lawful (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The lawyer for a U.S. marine being investigated in the deaths of two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, described the event as "tragic," but denied innocent people were killed intentionally and said troops followed military rules of engagement.
Marine Lawyer Calls Haditha Was Lawful (ABC News)
Marine Lawyer Calls Deaths of Civilians at Haditha `tragic' but Lawful
Lawyer defends Aboriginal elder's rape sentence (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A defence lawyer has stood by the original one-month sentence handed to an Aboriginal man who had unlawful sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.
Marine lawyer calls Haditha `tragic' but lawful (WRIC 8)
SAN DIEGO The lawyer for a Marine being investigated in the deaths of two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, last fall describes the event as "tragic."
Marine lawyer calls Haditha `tragic' but lawful (WKYT 27 NEWSFIRST & WYMT Mountain News)
SAN DIEGO The lawyer for a Marine being investigated in the deaths of two dozen civilians in Haditha, Iraq, last fall describes the event as "tragic."
County attorney's office: Deadly SV shooting justified (Sierra Vista Herald)
SIERRA VISTA — A Cochise County Attorney’s Office investigation of the July 23, 2005, shooting that left a local man dead and his wife injured has determined the shooting is legally justifiable as self-defense.
Bush nominates Troy Eid as U.S. attorney for Colorado (Casper Star-Tribune)
DENVER (AP) -- Attorney Troy Eid, husband of a state Supreme Court justice and a former adviser to Gov. Bill Owens, was nominated by President Bush Friday to be U.S. attorney for Colorado.
Hussein lawyer blasts proceeding (CNN.com)
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An American lawyer on Saddam Hussein's defense team lashed out at the court trying him Monday, saying it was not giving the defense enough time to present its case, intimidated its witnesses and put the defense at "a serious disadvantage."
District Attorney plans to delay Ethan Allen decision (Post-Star)
Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan said Friday she plans to delay a decision on whether to have a grand jury investigation of the Ethan Allen capsizing until after federal investigators determine what caused the tragedy.
Black attorney, philanthropist to speak at local fundraiser (The Daily Reflector)
A renowned black attorney and philanthropist who rose from poverty defending the poor against corporate abuses will be the keynote speaker today at a local fundraiser to bolster minority opportunity for higher education.
Saddam's US lawyer denounces court as trial resumes (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Chaos and angry outbursts have marked the resumption of the trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants as the former Iraqi dictator's half-brother was thrown out and his US lawyer denounced the court.
Saddam's Lawyer Lashes Out at the Court (ABC News)
American Lawyer of Saddam Hussein Tells Court That Defense Is at 'Serious Disadvantage'
Muslim lawyer seeking liberty, justice for all (NorthJersey.com)
Sohail Mohammed was a Clifton lawyer with a small practice -- well-liked and respected around the region, but unknown everywhere else. Then came 9/11.
Judgment reserved on Attorney General's petition to dismiss Chee's suit on GE (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)
SINGAPORE: Judgment has been reserved on an action brought about by the Attorney General's Chambers for the election judge to dismiss a petition by the Singapore Democratic Party to declare the results of the 2006 General Election null and void.
Saddam's Lawyer Lashes Out at the Court (San Francisco Chronicle)
An American lawyer on Saddam Hussein's defense team lashed out at the court trying him Monday, saying it was not giving the defense enough time to present its case, intimidated its witnesses and put the defense at "a serious disadvantage." Curtis...
American lawyer criticizes Saddam court (AP via Yahoo! News)
An American lawyer on Saddam Hussein's defense team lashed out at the court Monday, saying it was not giving defenders enough time and was intimidating witnesses.
Primary runoffs Tuesday in lieutenant governor, attorney general (WREG-TV Memphis)
LITTLE ROCK The primary runoff in Arkansas is tomorrow, when voters will choose Democratic nominees for lieutenant governor, attorney general and treasurer.
Attorney suspended in clients' funding case (Business First of Buffalo)
Lisa Mitchell, an attorney since 1995, has been suspended for one year by the Grievance Committee of the 8th Judicial District as reported on its Web site at 3 p.m. Friday.
American Lawyer Criticizes Saddam Court (ABC News)
American Lawyer on Saddam's Defense Team Criticizes Court, Alleging Witness Intimidation
Crook was district attorney for 24 years (Capital Weekly)
AUGUSTA — David Crook figures his 24 years building the Kennebec-Somerset District Attorney’s Office into a professional operation gives him plenty of worthwhile experience to be Kennebec County treasurer.
Saddam's US lawyer denounces court as trial resumes (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Chaos and angry outbursts marked the resumption of the trial of Saddam Hussein and seven co-defendants as the former Iraqi dictator's half-brother was thrown out and his US lawyer denounced the court.
411: Jacko Lawyer Rips Up Subpoena (Fox News)
Jacko lawyer rips up subpoena; Harry Connick's Tony show must go on; Don’t pass the hat for Billy