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American Lawyer Criticizes Saddam Court (San Francisco Chronicle)
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. Curtis Doebbler chided the chief judge for not responding to a series of defense motions,...
Local attorney suspended by Florida Supreme Court (Jacksonville Daily Record)
Jacksonville attorney Ronald Bloom was suspended from practicing law in Florida by the Florida Supreme Court for 30 days following an April 10 court order.
High state attorney rules out leak of Topolanek's wiretappings (České noviny)
Prague- The High State Attorney's Office in Prague rules out that the police wiretappings from the case of an alleged attempt to bribe Freedom Union-DEU MP Zdenek Koristka could leak from this office, its spokeswoman Irena Valova said.
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.
U.S. attorney subpoenas Monster on options (AP via Yahoo! News)
The parent of job search site Monster.com was subpoenaed on Monday by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York over the timing of stock options grants to executives.
U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Monster on Options (ABC News)
U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Monster Over Stock Options Grants to Executives
U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Monster on Options (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
NEW YORK (AP) - The parent of job search site Monster.com was subpoenaed on Monday by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York over the timing of stock options grants to executives.Earlier in the day, Monster Worldwide Inc. had announced it opened an internal investigation of all its stock option grants.
Attorney general scrutinizes Elkhart company's rebate program (Frost Illustrated)
INDIANAPOLIS- An Elkhart company will reform its rebate process practices after scrutiny by the attorney general's office. Market Development Specialists Inc., d.b.a Wintergreen Systems has been under investigation by the state for not providing promised rebates to consumers who purchased its comput
Republican attorney files for attorney general race (The Business Journal of Phoenix)
East Valley attorney Bill Montgomery turned in signatures and $5 contributions Monday that qualify him to run for state attorney general in November.
Analysts: Attorney General Primary Runoff Expected to be Close (KATV Channel 7)
Little Rock - Analysts say the Democratic race for attorney general could be the closest race on the ballot tomorrow. Less than 24-hours before the polls open, the two candidates faced-off in a live radio debate.
Keith elects to have attorney handle his robbery cases (Lima News)
LIMA — Sometime over the weekend, Ontrayis Keith decided to let an attorney represent him instead of giving himself a crash course on the law to challenge charges that could put him behind bars for 26 years.
CHIEF FEELS THE HEAT AS MISSING EVIDENCE PROBE MOVES TO ATTORNEY GENERAL (KROD News 13)
On the same day the Colorado Attorney General’ss office begins its probe into the evidence snafu in the Colorado Springs Police Department, both officers and City officials are turning up the heat on Police Chief Luis Velez.
Lawyer: Officials thwarted Gitmo defense (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for one of three Guantanamo Bay detainees who committed suicide said Monday his defense team was thwarted in efforts to work on his behalf by U.S. officials who disputed the lawyers' right to represent him.
Attorney salutes law enforcement officers' efforts (Rocky Mount Telegram)
Like a man of the cloth speaking from the pulpit, Florida attorney Willie Gary delivered a stirring speech before a group of about 400 people Monday at a law enforcement conference in Rocky Mount.
Attorney makes case against death penalty in VanDivner case (Herald Standard)
The penalty phase attorney for a Point Marion man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and seriously injuring her son wants a Fayette County judge to bar prosecutors from seeking the death penalty against him.
Lawyer says defense of Guantanamo suicide victim was thwarted (KBCI Boise)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A lawyer for one of the three Guantanamo detainees who committed suicide says U-S officials thwarted his efforts to represent the detainee.
County commissioner considers challenging district attorney (The Herald-Sun)
County Commissioner Lewis Cheek is considering an 11th-hour campaign against District Attorney Mike Nifong, whose handling of the Duke University lacrosse rape case has generated controversy locally and across the nation.
Lawyer says defense of Guantanamo suicide victim was thwarted (KBCI Boise)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A lawyer for one of the three Guantanamo detainees who committed suicide says U-S officials thwarted his efforts to represent the detainee.
William Hundley, 80, Lawyer for the Famous, Dies (New York Times)
Mr. Hundley was first a leader in the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations' fight against organized crime and then a sought-after defense lawyer for powerful people.
Lawyer: Officials Thwarted Gitmo Defense (ABC News)
Lawyer for Guantanamo Bay Detainee Who Committed Suicide Says Officials Thwarted Defense
Attorney general moves to save 'under God' (The Daily Texan)
Texas Attornhas ey General Greg Abbott filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals on behalf of all 50 states hoping that the justices would uphold the Pledge of Allegiance as a reflection of U.S. heritage, according to a written statement from the attorney general.
'Where's Jack?' defense lawyer asks jury (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense lawyer is portraying the Justice Department's effort to convict a former Bush administration official in the Jack Abramoff influence peddling scandal as a clear case of prosecutorial excess.
Downey's lawyer fails in a motion for dismissal of case Deliberations are expected to begin today in the case of teen (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
David Downey's lawyer argued yesterday that the prosecution had failed to meet the legal requirements to prove Downey guilty of giving a lethal dose of drugs to 17-year-old escort Ashley Burg.
Lawyer: Officials thwarted Gitmo defense (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for one of three Guantanamo Bay detainees who committed suicide said Monday the U.S. government thwarted his attempts to represent the man "at every turn."
Lawyer: Officials Thwarted Gitmo Defense (ABC News)
Lawyer for Guantanamo Bay Detainee Who Committed Suicide Says U.S. Officials Thwarted Defense
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.
Attorney general sues Fort Wayne company (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
The Indiana Attorney General’s office has filed suit in Allen County Circuit Court against the Great American Spice Co. of Fort Wayne, which it says failed to deliver products sold over the Internet.
Area News Briefs June 13, 2006: Man had child porn, U.S. attorney says (The Daily Star)
A Leonardsville man has been charged with possession of child pornography, the office of the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of New York announced Monday.
Rove Won't Be Charged in CIA Leak Investigation, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's top political adviser, has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in a three-year investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's name, his lawyer said.
ATTORNEY REQUESTS BAIL AGAIN FOR CHEN'S SON-IN-LAW (Central News Agency)
Taipei, June 13 (CNA) The attorney of Chao Chien-ming, President Chen Shui-bian's son-in-law, requested that the Taipei District Court release Chao on bail Tuesday -- the second time since Chao was detained in late May due to his suspected involvement in an insider trading case.
Lawyer: Rove won't be charged in CIA leak case (CNN.com)
White House senior adviser Karl Rove has been told by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald that he will not be charged in the CIA leak case, according to Robert Luskin, Rove's lawyer.
Rove Won't Be Charged in CIA Leak Probe, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's top political adviser, won't face criminal charges in a three- year investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's name, his lawyer said.
Lawyer: Karl Rove Won't Be Charged in CIA Leak Case (Fox News)
Top White House aide's lawyer on Tuesday said Karl Rove will not be charged with any crimes in connection with the investigation into the leak of an undercover CIA agent's name.
Canna's lawyer tangles with board (The Buffalo News)
Amherst's disciplinary charges against Sewer Plant 16 Superintendent Anthony R. Canna are absurd and must be dismissed, Canna's lawyer told Town Board members during a one-hour give-and-take session regarding the case.
Attorney-General to testify in Nana Konadu case (Ghanaweb.com)
Accra, June 13, GNA - An Accra Fast Track High Court on Monday ordered its Registrar to serve the Attorney-General to enable him to appear before it in respect of a libel suit filed against the "Daily Guide" newspaper by Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Former First Lady. This was after Mr Godfred Dame Yeboah, Counsel for the Defendants, had brought his witness Mr Edward Duah Agyeman,
DISTRICT ATTORNEY - NEW YORK COUNTY (Manhattan District Attorney)
Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau renewed his call for the expansion of New York State’s DNA Databank to include convictions for all misdemeanors and felonies, and cited today’s conviction of LEROY JOHNSON in support of that call.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY - NEW YORK COUNTY (Manhattan District Attorney)
Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau announced today the indictment of STEPHEN SAKAI on murder, attempted murder, assault, and other charges stemming from a shooting spree that occurred in front of a Chelsea bar.
Rove will not be charged in CIA leak case: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush's top political adviser Karl Rove will not be charged by a special prosecutor over the leak of the identity of a CIA operative, his lawyer said.
Tigers' Young, attorney no-shows at court appearance (Sports Illustrated)
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Dmitri Young and his attorney did not appear at a scheduled court hearing Tuesday, leading a perturbed judge to require that the lawyer provide documentation of the player's whereabouts by the end of the day.
Aloha attorney gets 6-month suspension (The Hillsboro Argus)
The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday that an Aloha attorney engaged in "professional misconduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice" in both a state court and a bankruptcy proceeding.
Report on Abington board to be sent to district attorney (The Enterprise)
ABINGTON — The Board of Health voted Monday to forward a report by the state inspector general's office regarding alleged cash mishandling to the county district attorney for review.
Rove Won't Be Charged in CIA Leak Probe, Lawyer Says (Update3) (Bloomberg.com)
June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's top political adviser, won't face criminal charges in a three-year investigation into the leak of a CIA agent's name, his lawyer said.
Attorney honored (The News Sun)
City officials will dedicate a bench at 11 a.m. Friday in memory of the late attorney Berle Schwartz, who was well-regarded by his peers and the community.
Rove Won't Be Charged in CIA Leak Probe, Lawyer Says (Update4) (Bloomberg.com)
June 13 (Bloomberg) -- Karl Rove, President George W. Bush's top political adviser, won't face criminal charges in a three-year investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's name, his lawyer said.
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.
SF City Attorney Appeals Gun Ban Ruling (NBC 11 Bay Area)
San Francisco will appeal a state court ruling overturning a handgun ban passed by voters in 2005, City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today.
Attorney Jean Ann Hirschi honored (Desert Sun)
Desert Samaritans for the Elderly will honor Palm Desert attorney Jean Ann Hirschi with its 2006 Good Samaritan of the Year Award Nov. 19 at its 15th annual black-tie gala at Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage.
Lawyer: Rove Will Not Be Charged in CIA Leak Case (Voice of America)
President Bush's top political adviser, Karl Rove, apparently will not be charged with a crime in connection with the leaking of a covert CIA officer's name three years ago. Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, said he was informed of the decision by the special prosecutor in the case on Monday.
Case of officers accused of misconduct goes to city attorney (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
The Minneapolis city attorney will soon be looking at possible charges for two Minneapolis police officers accused of misconduct during an arrest at
Mount Airy mayor joins Carroll County attorney office (Gazette.Net)
Mayor Frank Johnson accepted a position as a senior assistant county attorney for Carroll County, according to a press release Tuesday. Johnson will perform legal duties for the county with his primary focus being legislative services.