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Salesianum attorney asks for sex-abuse case to be dismissed (The News Journal)
A Salesianum School attorney urged a judge this morning to dismiss a sex-molestation case against the prominent Catholic school and the religious order that runs it because the statute of limitations have expired.
Uganda: NRM to Seek Attorney General's Advice On Local Council Elections (AllAfrica.com)
THE National Resistance Movement party will seek the Attorney General's position on inconsistencies within the law concerning local elections vis-à-vis public servants.
Parking-ticket tribunal starts smoothly, lawyer says (Observer-Dispatch)
UTICA — An administrative tribunal established to hear parking ticket disputes is functioning smoothly, a city lawyer says. The tribunal started about six weeks ago, Assistant Corporation Counsel Harry Scaramella said.
Court upholds defendant right to choose lawyer (Washington Post)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A closely divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a criminal conviction must be overturned when a trial judge wrongly denies the defendant his right to be represented by the lawyer of his choice.
PM MEETS ATTORNEY GENERAL Uneasy date (The Nation)
Caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday summoned Attorney-General Pachara Yutithamdamrong on the eve of a landmark decision by public prosecutors that could lead to the ruling party's dissolution.
Former Mayor Strikes Deal With U.S. District Attorney (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
On Monday, United States Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said that former Pittsburgh Mayor Tim Murphy has cut a deal with federal prosecutors.
DeKalb district attorney seeks death penalty in murder case (AccessNorthGA)
DeKalb County District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming has approved a death penalty prosecution _ the first of her administration _ against a man accused of bludgeoning his wife and 2-year-old twin sons to death with a hammer.
DeKalb district attorney seeks death penalty in murder case (AccessNorthGA)
DeKalb County District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming has approved a death penalty prosecution _ the first of her administration _ against a man accused of bludgeoning his wife and 2-year-old twin sons to death with a hammer.
Lawyer predicts 6 Bahraini Islamists will go free on constitutional ruling (The Daily Star Lebannon)
Six Bahraini Islamists charged with plotting attacks in the country will be acquitted because a high court ruled that they were being tried under an unconstitutional provision of the penal code, a lawyer said Monday."The constitutional court today ruled that the provision of the penal code under which the six are being tried is unconstitutional.
Mack's lawyer wants case moved out of Washoe Co. (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Darren Roy Mack's Lawyer said today the entire Washoe District Court and the District Attorney's office must be removed from the Mack case because of a conflict of interest.
Alderman waives his appearance in court: Freeman also pleads not guilty via lawyer's letter (Benton Courier)
Benton Alderman Ray Freeman did not appear in Saline County Circuit Court today because he recently waived formal arraignment through a letter from his lawyer, Ray Baxter of Benton.
Journalist arrested in Nigeria - lawyer (Independent Online)
Officials of Nigeria's State Security Service have arrested a journalist working for a Lagos-based private newspaper, the publication's lawyer has said.
Noted divorce lawyer named chairman of judicial conduct panel (Syracuse.com)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The lawyer who represented former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in his divorce from Donna Hanover has been elected chairman of the state commission that polices the ethics of New York judges, officials said Monday.
Charge Against State Attorney's Son Is Dropped (Local10.com)
MIAMI -- A trespassing charge against the son of Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been dropped. Officials said Monday that they dropped the charge against Justin Rundle because of a lack of evidence.
Miami-Dade State Attorney's son in the clear (Sun-Sentinel)
MIAMI--A trespassing charge against Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle's son was dropped because of a lack of evidence, officials said Monday.
Noted divorce lawyer named chairman of judicial conduct panel (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. The lawyer who represented former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in his divorce from Donna Hanover has been elected chairman of the state commission that polices the ethics of New York judges.
Town appoints attorney with criminal past (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
OZONA, Texas -- Crockett County officials unknowingly appointed to a new county attorney who had a criminal history after they failed to do a background check.
Town appoints attorney with criminal past (ABC 7 El Paso)
OZONA, Texas Crockett County officials this month unknowingly appointed a new county attorney who has a criminal history. They failed to do a...
Town appoints attorney with criminal past (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
OZONA, Texas Crockett County officials this month unknowingly appointed a new county attorney who has a criminal history.
Town appoints attorney with criminal past (KLTV Texas)
OZONA, Texas Crockett County officials this month unknowingly appointed a new county attorney who has a criminal history. They failed to do a...
Journalist arrested in Nigeria - lawyer (Independent Online)
Officials of Nigeria's State Security Service have arrested a journalist working for a Lagos-based private newspaper, the publication's lawyer has said.
Too late for sex lawsuit, Salesianum attorney tells judge (The News Journal)
WILMINGTON — An attorney representing Salesianum School wants a Superior Court judge to dismiss a sex molestation case against the prominent Catholic school and the religious order that runs it. The attorney, Mark L. Reardon, told Superior Court Judge Calvin L. Scott Jr. today that the statute of limitations has expired. A personal injury lawsuit alleges that the school's former principal, the
Judge: 'Mafia Cop' lawyer was 'excellent' (Newsday)
"Mafia Cop" Louis Eppolito's bid to get a new trial by trashing the performance of his former lawyer was all but thrown out Monday by a federal judge.
Lawyer Offers to Handle Robinson Appeal (WTOL News 11)
TOLEDO -- New developments in Father Gerald Robinson's murder case. A local attorney is offering to handle Robinson's appeal for free. John Donahue has been a lawyer for 25 years, mostly in criminal defense.
Lawyer Says Rove Won't be Charged in CIA Leak (WTOL News 11)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top White House aide Karl Rove has been told by prosecutors he won't be charged with any crimes in the investigation into leak of a CIA officer's identity, his lawyer said Tuesday.
State attorney may face sanctions (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Madison - A state regulatory attorney is under investigation for violating work rules by asking hundreds of...
Darren Mack's Attorney Seeks to Have Prosecutor Removed From the Case (KRNV)
The man accused in the murder of Charla Mack and the sniper shooting of Family Court Judge Chuck Weller appeared before a judge Monday. In an unprecedented move Darren Mack's attorney asked for the District Attorney's office and the Second Judicial Court District to be recused from Mack's case.
Thai attorney-general to decide if ruling party violated election law(Updated 11:32 a.m.) (Chinapost.com.tw)
The Thai attorney general's office met Tuesday to decide whether to prosecute a case that could lead to the dissolution of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ruling party.
Lawyer slams jury; client gets death (UPI)
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., June 26 (UPI) -- A Florida jury recommended Monday that a man get a death sentence for killing his wife after a defense lawyer criticized jurors for their guilty verdict.
A 'Mafia Cop' Lawyer Is Found Not Incompetent (New York Times)
A federal judge rejected the complaint of a disgruntled client, Louis J. Eppolito, who had been found guilty of taking part in at least eight murders for the mob.
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.
Local lawyer lauded (Rapid City Journal)
RAPID CITY -- A Rapid City man has been named South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2006. Pat Duffy was presented with the award June 22 at the association's annual meeting in Sioux Falls.
New U.S. attorney eyes certain crimes (Wisconsin State Journal)
New U.S. Attorney Erik Peterson knew the question was coming, but laughed and plunged into an answer. Yes, he's in a rock band with two other prosecutors.
Attorney has backing of planners in Hillside (The Star-Ledger)
The Hillside Planning Board voted unanimously in affirming that an attorney appointed by members last July remains its legal counsel, although the township council last winter hired another lawyer to advise the panel.
City hires attorney (Muskogee Phoenix)
Local attorney Frank Medearis was hired as Muskogee city attorney by a 5-3 vote at Monday night's City Council meeting.
Darren Mack's Attorney Seeks to Have Prosecutor Removed From the Case (KRNV)
The man accused in the murder of Charla Mack and the sniper shooting of Family Court Judge Chuck Weller appeared before a judge Monday. In an unprecedented move Darren Mack's attorney asked for the District Attorney's office and the Second Judicial Court District to be recused from Mack's case.
'Mafia Cop' Lawyer Defends Strategy That Resulted in a Life Sentence (The New York Sun)
A criminal defense lawyer coming off a trial loss often sulks, reflects, and perhaps files an appeal. Being forced to defend a failed legal strategy in sworn testimony is not part of the usual post-trial wind-down. Bruce Cutler did just that yesterday. Mr. Cutler, who won fame representing the mobster John Gotti two decades ago, spent more than an hour fending off criticism that he provided
Judge denies convicted killer's request to fire attorney (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
APPLETON — Convicted killer Kenneth Hudson was denied his request Monday to fire his appellate attorney.
Define 'adult' entertainment - lawyer (The Halifax Daily News)
If the province wants a Dartmouth strip club to stop offering "adult entertainment," it should tell the owner just what adult entertainment is, the club's lawyer said yesterday.
Ex-Mayor Murphy Strikes Deal With U.S. Attorney (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
United States Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said Monday that former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy has cut a deal with federal prosecutors.
Defense attorney denies bungling 'Mafia cop' case (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - An attorney whose clients have included the late mob boss John Gotti and record producer Phil Spector took the witness stand to answer allegations he botched the defense of an ex-detective convicted...
Gas spill case sent to attorney general (The State Journal-Register)
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has asked the state attorney general's office to look into possible enforcement action against a Pennsylvania company after the release of 148,680 gallons of gasoline from a storage tank in western Macon County on June 12.
OAG panel urges Attorney General to prosecute ruling, opposition parties (MCOT)
BANGKOK, June 27 (TNA) - A fact-finding panel of the Office of the Attorney-General Tuesday agreed unanimously to recommend that the Attorney-General to ask the Constitution Court to act to dissolve both the ruling and the main opposition party for election law violations.
Thai attorney-general urged to seek dissolution of top opposition party (Boston Herald)
BANGKOK, Thailand - An investigative committee has recommended dissolving Thailand's ruling party and its main opponent for election law violations, a spokesman for the attorney general said Tuesday. ...
New U.S. attorney eyes certain crimes (Wisconsin State Journal)
New U.S. Attorney Erik Peterson knew the question was coming, but laughed and plunged into an answer. Yes, he's in a rock band with two other prosecutors.
Defense attorney rips into patronage case (Southern Illinoisan)
CHICAGO - A defense attorney tore into the hiring fraud case against Mayor Richard M. Daley's former patronage chief as "intellectually dishonest" Monday and described a key prosecution witness as "that pig."
State lawyer sent co-workers e-mail against referendum (Gazette Extra Sports)
MADISON, Wis. - A lawyer employed by the state is under investigation for using his work e-mail to urge hundreds of co-workers to oppose the death penalty in an advisory referendum that is on the November election ballot, an agency official said.
Avery lawyer: Searches were illegal, evidence should be tossed (Gazette Extra Sports)
MANITOWOC, Wis. - Evidence that investigators collected at the trailer home and garage of Steven Avery should not be allowed when he goes on trial for the rape and murder of a photographer, a defense lawyer says.
Banned Austrian ski coach was of unsound mind during car crash, says lawyer (Slam! Sports)
VIENNA, Austria (AP) - Banned Olympic ski coach Walter Mayer was of unsound mind when he rammed his car into an Austrian police blockade in February, said his lawyer on Tuesday, citing a psychological report by a court-certified doctor.
Avery Lawyer: Searches Were Illegal (Channel 3000)
A defense lawyer said that evidence that investigators collected at the trailer home and garage of Steven Avery shouldn't be allowed when he goes on trial in connection to the rape and murder of a photographer last fall.