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Hussein protests after lawyer slain (Boston Globe)
BAGHDAD -- Saddam Hussein and his seven codefendants went on a hunger strike yesterday to protest the shooting death of a lawyer on the ousted Iraqi leader's defense team, their chief lawyer said -- the third such killing in the 8-month-old trial.
Psych hosp won't springplunge dad, lawyer gripes (New York Daily News)
The Staten Island dad charged in his wife's death plunge off Bear Mountain is being held in a hospital without reason and kept away from the two young daughters he desperately misses, his lawyer charged yesterday.
Saddam Lawyer Killed; Iraq Workers Seized (ABC News)
Saddam Hussein and His Co-Defendants Go on Hunger Strike to Protest Shooting Death of Lawyer
Saddam attorney shot to death (The Monterey County Herald)
Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the shooting death of an attorney on the ousted Iraqi leader's defense team, their chief lawyer said -- the third such killing in the 8-month-old trial.
Inquiry into state attorney sought (Orlando Sentinel)
The sheriff says John Tanner uses malicious tactics in his investigation of abuse at the Flagler jail. Hours after he publicly denounced State Attorney John Tanner, the Flagler County sheriff penned a 13-page letter to the governor asking that the top prosecutor be investigated for misconduct.
Hussein's top defense lawyer abducted, killed / Attorney's body, bullet-riddled, is found 2 hours later (San Francisco Chronicle)
The bullet-riddled body of a key defense lawyer for Saddam Hussein was discovered Wednesday hours after he was abducted from his home by gunmen possibly dressed in uniforms of Iraq's Interior Ministry forces. The death of Khamis al-Obeidi, 49, was...
Lawyer: Sailor innocent in Iraqi's death (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a sailor charged along with seven Marines with premeditated murder in the shooting death of an Iraqi man called the allegations "shocking" and said his client was innocent.
Frosh Won't Run For Attorney General (The WBAL Channel)
One of the Democrats who was considering a possible candidacy to succeed retiring Attorney General Joe Curran is bowing out. Montgomery County state Senator Brian Frosh said he will seek re-election to his Senate seat instead.
Chief State Attorney Fired! (Ghanaweb.com)
The Chief State Attorney, Mr Eric Francis Amison Agbolosu, who ordered the police to release the two Venezuelans on remand over the East Legon cocaine bust on grounds of no case, has been sacked from the Attorney General?s Department.
Dassey's attorney wants to dispute confession to jury (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MANITOWOC — The attorney for a teen accused of raping and killing a young woman with his uncle wants a chance to tell a jury the teen's confession to police was unreliable, according to court records filed Wednesday.
Veteran lawyer named as judge (San Jose Mercury News)
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this week appointed veteran San Jose lawyer Hector Ramon to a judgeship in Santa Clara County Superior Court.
Cuomo Ahead Of Rivals In Attorney General Race (NY1 News)
It's looking more and more likely that come November, Andrew Cuomo may be the state's new Attorney General.
Attorney General Sues Wizard Of Claws Pet Store (NBC 6 Miami)
The Florida Attorney General's Office is suing a Pembroke Pines pet store that's accused of selling sick dogs.
Lamer report will have national effect: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The report of the Lamer inquiry - which identified a Crown culture of overzealous prosecutors in Newfoundland and Labrador's justice system - will have national repercussions, a prominent St. John's lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney asks court not to bind state to education cost study (Kansas City Star)
The Kansas Supreme Court should not force legislators to follow exactly an education cost study to determine how much to spend on public schools, an attorney for the state told the justices Thursday.
Wichhart's attorney working up case for appeal (The Hawk Eye)
An attorney who represented a North Liberty man convicted last week of first–degree murder said several issues raised prior to his client's trial may be used as the foundation of an appeal.
Lawyer Says Man Accused Of Helping Wife Commit Suicide Being Held Without Reason (NY1 News)
The lawyer for the Staten Island man charged with helping his wife commit suicide says his client is being held in a psychiatric hospital without reason.
Attorney General: Lawmakers should consider changing sheriffs (WRGB)
(Montpelier, VT - AP) - Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell says the Legislature should consider changing the way the state's 14 sheriffs' departments are managed.
UnitedHealth seeks to block state Attorney General investigation (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
UnitedHealth Group is asking a judge to block an investigation by state Attorney General Mike Hatch into the company's options-dating practices. Some of the options granted to Chairman and Chief Executive William McGuire in the late 1990s fell on low spots in the company's share price, raising questions about their timing. Earlier this month, Hatch asked the nation's second-largest managed care
Attorney General Investigating Evans Furniture (KWWL-TV Iowa City)
An update tonight to a 7 Problem Solver Report we first brought you Friday. The sudden closure of Evans Furniture has led to a full-scale investigation by the Iowa Attorney General's Office.
Rashid lawyer loses again (Independent Online)
Zehir Omar, the lawyer acting on behalf of deported Pakistani national Khalid Rashid, has once again failed to obtain answers as to the whereabouts and fate of his client.
Pastor, woman lawyer shot dead by 2 men on bike (Manila Bulletin)
A Christian church pastor and a lady lawyer were shot to death by two men riding in tandem aboard a motorcycle as the victims left the Door of Faith Christian fellowship house following a Bible study in Quezon City Wednesday night.
Senate confirms Vermont's new United States attorney (WCAX 3)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Vermont's new United States attorney. Thomas D. Anderson, who has served as an assistant United States attorney since 2001, was approved by the unanimous vote of the Senate.
Lawyer charged on child procurement (News Interactive)
A HIGH-profile Sydney lawyer who allegedly fantasised about raping children and animals will remain in custody for at least another two months.
Attorney files to suppress evidence in murder trial (Independent Tribune)
CONCORD - An attorney appointed to the retrial of Michael McHone on a charge of murder has filed motions to suppress evidence that he feels prosecutors will attempt to make his client look "weird to the jury."
Inside info? Neosho city attorney defends purchase of land (Neosho Daily News)
A city of Neosho official has been accused of using “insider information” to purchase land and sell a portion of it to the city to make a profit. However, Neosho City Attorney Steve Hays said he did nothing illegal or unethical as a businessman or in his role as city attorney.
New U.S. Attorney for Vermont (WCAX 3)
Vermont has a new U.S. Attorney. The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously confirmed veteran federal prosecutor Thomas Anderson. Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vermont, and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, nominated Anderson to fill the spot left open by Peter Hall, who became a federal judge.
Attorney General Investigates Furniture Company's Abrupt Closure (WHO-TV Des Moines)
Davenport, June 22, 2006 (AP) - The Iowa attorney general's office is investigating the abrupt closure of a furniture company that has yet to deliver dozens of orders or issue refunds to customers.
Attorney general investigates furniture company's abrupt closure (WHO-TV Des Moines)
DAVENPORT, Iowa The Iowa attorney general's office is investigating the abrupt closure of a furniture company that has yet to deliver dozens of orders or issue refunds to customers.
Illinois EPA refers gas spill to attorney general's office (Herald & Review)
HARRISTOWN - The spill of more than 148,000 gallons of gasoline from Buckeye Partners LP's Harristown storage terminal on June 12 has been turned over to the Illinois Attorney General's Office for possible enforcement action.
Selma attorney files suit over Wilcox county jail conditions (Selma Times-Journal)
CAMDEN - A civil lawsuit was filed in Wilcox County Circuit Court today against Sheriff Prince Arnold in behalf of a Wilcox County Jail inmate, Alvonzo Johnson, who is charged with alleged drug trafficking. The suit was filed by Selma attorney George E. Jones, Ill, who represents Johnson.
Framingham man's lawyer wants breath test tossed (The MetroWest Daily News)
Aseemingly routine drunken driving case involving a Framingham man could spell the end of a breath test used by cops statewide, if a judge goes along with a lawyer's claim that the booze detector cannot be proven accurate.
Board's attorney warned of trouble with book ban (Miami Herald)
The Miami-Dade School Board's own attorney specifically warned members earlier this month that a broad move to ban books from district libraries would violate its own rules and numerous legal precedents.
Lawyer remanded over child procurement (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A high-profile Sydney lawyer who allegedly fantasised about raping children and animals will remain in custody for at least another two months.
Petitioner's lawyer to watch (The Times of India)
A division bench of Bombay High Court, asked the petitioner's lawyer to watch the movie and submit his opinion.
Hussein, 7 others protest lawyer's death (Miami Herald)
Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike Wednesday to protest the shooting death of an attorney on the ousted Iraqi leader's defense team, their chief lawyer said -- the third such killing in the 8-month-old trial.
Attorney to check finances (Northwest Herald)
LAKEMOOR – Trustees plan to hire an attorney to investigate whether village finances have been illegally mishandled. Trustee Todd Hendrickson said he would present a contract or purchase order to begin the investigation at a special board meeting Thursday.
Lawyer challenges pathologist's credibility (Reno Gazette-Journal)
The lawyer for a 66-year-old former Sparks woman accused of killing her 3-year-old adopted son 32 years ago challenged a pathologist's credibility during an arraignment Thursday on murder and child abuse charges.
3rd attorney appointed to Gauvin's defense team (Journal and Courier)
A third death penalty-qualified attorney has been appointed to the legal defense team for murder suspect Michelle Gauvin.
Saddam lawyer assassinated (Baku Sun - Azerbaijan)
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants went on a hunger strike to protest the shooting death of an attorney on the ousted Iraqi leader’s defense team, their chief lawyer said _ the third such killing in the 8-month-old trial.
Fell lawyer wants documents in case unsealed for appeal (WRGB)
(Burlington, VT - AP) - The lawyer for the man sentenced to death last week in Vermont wants a federal judge to unseal all the records related to his case.
Attorney General Investigates Furniture Company's Abrupt Closure (WHO-TV Des Moines)
Davenport, June 22, 2006 (AP) - The Iowa attorney general's office is investigating the abrupt closure of a furniture company that has yet to deliver dozens of orders or issue refunds to customers.
Attorney general investigates furniture company's abrupt closure (WHO-TV Des Moines)
DAVENPORT, Iowa The Iowa attorney general's office is investigating the abrupt closure of a furniture company that has yet to deliver dozens of orders or issue refunds to customers.
HC now asks petitioner's lawyer to watch `Sacred Evil'' (India Daily)
A division bench of the Bombay High Court, which is hearing a petition against the film `Sacred Evil'', today asked the petitioner's lawyer to watch the movie and submit his opinion on it at the next hearing.
Brookfield attorney suspended for three years (Greater Milwaukee Today)
WAUKESHA - Brookfield attorney Jay Felli had his license to practice law suspended for three years Thursday after the state Supreme Court upheld the findings of investigators who ruled Felli acted improperly in setting up estates for three elderly women.
Attorney General Investigating Evans Furniture (KWWL-TV Iowa City)
An update tonight to a 7 Problem Solver Report we first brought you Friday. The sudden closure of Evans Furniture has led to a full-scale investigation by the Iowa Attorney General's Office.
Lawyer To Withdraw Suits Alleging Priest Abuse (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)
DAYTON, Ohio -- A southwest Ohio lawyer wants to drop four lawsuits on behalf of people who claim they were abused as children by Catholic priests. Konrad Kircher said his clients are very disappointed that they won't have their day in court.
District Attorney To Disclose Grand Jury Results Today (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The district attorney's office will hold a news conference at 1:30 p.m. to announce the results of the Norcal Grand Jury investigation. NBC11.com will stream that event live.
Edwards, Ark. lawyer fined for illegal contributions (Greensboro News-Record)
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The campaign of former presidential candidate John Edwards has agreed along with an Arkansas lawyer and his firm to pay $59,500 in fines for violating campaign finance law, according to the Federal Election Commission. (Credit: "")
Lawyer says Mack defense "eager" (KBCI Boise)
RENO, Nev. A lawyer for a fugitive captured in Mexico says he's "eager" to begin a defense. The F-B-I says Darren Mack will be brought back to Nevada from Mexico today. The former pawn shop owner is wanted in Reno in his wife's death and the sniper shooting of a judge handling their divorce.