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Lawyer-author to headline Delaware End-of-Life Coalition Dinner (The News Journal)
The Delaware End-of-Life Coalition is sponsoring an evening with Bill Colby, lawyer for the family that presented the first right-to-die case to the U.S. Supreme Court. It will begin with 5 p.m. cocktail hour on September 13 at the Deerfield Gold & Tennis Club on Thompson Station Road in Newark. Colby is also the author of "Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan," a 2003 trade paperback. His
C.A. Shields District Attorney From Discovery of Reports Pertaining to Santa Monica Farmers Market Accident (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
A district attorney cannot be compelled to produce documents compiled by other agencies pursuant to a subpoena for discovery of business records in a civil action, the Court of Appeal for this district ruled yesterday.
Lawyer: Report shows Mayer of unsound mind during car crash (Boston Herald)
VIENNA, Austria - Banned Olympic ski coach Walter Mayer was afraid and "couldn't act sensibly" when he rammed his car into a police blockade after fleeing the Turin Games, his lawyer...
U.S. Attorney asks VeriSign for stock-option info (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
VeriSign Inc. said Tuesday it received a grand jury subpoena from the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California asking for documents and information about its stock-option granting practices.
Attorney expresses concerns over appeal deadline (Hope Star)
LITTLE ROCK - The attorney who took the lead in the death penalty appeal of a Nevada County man convicted of a 1992 double murder said Monday that he is concerned about gathering information and evidence in time to comply with a court-ordered July 31 deadline for final pleadings on the issue of his client's mental capacity.
European rights court agrees to hear Tareq Aziz case: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz, in US custody in Baghdad, said the European Court of Human Rights had conditionally agreed to hear a plea over fears Aziz might be handed over to the Iraqi government.
U.S. Attorney General Gonzales' Press Conference Announcing Terrorism Indictments (New York Jewish Times)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- ATTORNEY GENERAL GONZALES: Good morning. I'm joined today by FBI Deputy Director John Pistole, and Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher of the Criminal Division.
Simms Plans Run for Attorney General (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
Annapolis, Md. (AP) - Stuart Simms' supporters say the former candidate for lieutenant governor is now planning to run for attorney general. Simms was Doug Duncan's running mate until the Montgomery County ( website - news ) executive pulled out of race for governor last week.
Austin lawyer defends Guantanamo inmate (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
AUSTIN -- The terror suspect sat on a folding chair in a spotless white prison room, his feet chained to the floor. His lawyer, Dicky Grigg of Austin, took a chair across the...
Simms to run for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Former Duncan running mate to formally declare candidacy on Thursday Stuart O. Simms will announce his candidacy for attorney general Thursday afternoon, injecting a new level of competitiveness in a now three-way Democratic primary .
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.
Lawyer Under Investigation Recommended For Disbarment (NBC 4 Columbus)
Investigators recommended that a lawyer who was allegedly paid with sexual favors be disbarred 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.
Saddam death would worsen Iraq violence: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Executing Saddam Hussein would fuel more sectarian violence in Iraq, a U.S. lawyer for the deposed Iraqi leader said on Tuesday.
City Attorney: SJ City Council Can't Oust Mayor (CBS 5 Bay Area)
San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales likely cannot be removed from office by the City Council even though he is facing a six-count felony indictment, according to an opinion issued today by City Attorney Richard Doyle. Mayor, Attorney Refute Charges Raw Video: Monday's Arraignment Prosecutor Details Charges Read The Indictment (.pdf) Special Council Session Notice (.doc) CBS 5
City Attorney: Council Can't Remove Mayor (KGO-TV Bay Area)
San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales likely cannot be removed from office by the City Council even though he is facing a six-count felony indictment, according to an opinion issued today by City Attorney Richard Doyle.
Saddam trial unfair without US security for lawyers: attorney (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former US attorney general Ramsey Clark said that his client, Saddam Hussein, could not receive a fair trial in Iraq without US protection for defense lawyers, three of whom have been murdered.
Lawyer makes final plea for Ryan (The Australian)
THE lawyer for runaway teenager Natasha Ryan has urged a magistrate to take his client's troubled state of mind into consideration, when deciding if she should be convicted of causing a false police investigation.
Lawyer makes final plea for Ryan (The Daily Telegraph)
THE lawyer for runaway teenager Natasha Ryan has urged a magistrate to take his client's troubled state of mind into consideration, when deciding if she should be convicted of causing a false police investigation.
Ryan: Lawyer pleas for leniency (Brisbane Courier Mail)
THE lawyer for Natasha Ryan has urged a magistrate to consider his client's troubled state of mind, when deciding whether she caused a false police investigation.
Former District Attorney Sentenced (KCBD-TV)
A former West Texas district attorney will spend even more time in prison. On Monday, Richard Roach pleaded guilty to a state charge of methamphetamine possession with intent to deliver.
Dismissal of Lujan suits against Hawaii lawyer, insurer affirmed (Saipan Tribune)
The CNMI Supreme Court affirmed yesterday the Superior Court's dismissal of Guam attorney David J. Lujan's two lawsuits against a Hawaii lawyer and the lawyer's insurer in connection with their dispute over legal agreements in the Larry Hillblom estate.
City Attorney Says SJ Council Can't Remove Gonzales (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales likely cannot be removed from office by the City Council even though he is facing a six-count felony indictment, according to an opinion issued Tuesday by City Attorney Richard Doyle.
Attorney Says US Intimidating Saddam Hussein's Lawyers (Crosswalk.com)
(CNSNews.com) - An attorney defending Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi High Criminal Court on Tuesday accused the United States government of intimidating and hampering the efforts of the disposed Iraqi dictator's defense team.
Lawyer Fired by S.E.C. to Testify to Senate Panel (New York Times)
The hearing is an indication of Congress's concern about the growing influence of hedge funds over the financial markets.
Lawyer makes final plea for Ryan (The Sunday Mail)
THE lawyer for runaway teenager Natasha Ryan today urged a magistra to take her troubled state of mind into consideration when deciding if she should be convicted of causing a false police investigation.
Schreiber attorney says lesser charges fit (The Oregonian)
VANCOUVER -- Robin T. Schreiber was negligent the night his pickup slammed into Brad Crawford's patrol car and killed the Clark County sheriff's sergeant, Schreiber's attorney told a Superior Court jury Tuesday.
Terror suspect's lawyer stands firm on security checks (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer representing some of the nine Sydney terror suspects arrested late last year says he will oppose any attempts to force him to get a security clearance.
China defence lawyer says attacked (Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore News)
BEIJING (Reuters) - The lawyer defending a blind rural activist detained after he exposed forced abortions and sterilisations said his car was attacked as he attempted to visit the accused man's wife.
Lawyer asks Supreme Administrative Court to accept suit against Thaksin (The Nation)
A lawyer Wednesday filed an appeal against the Central Administrative Court's decision to reject its suit against caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra for allegedly taken unlawful leave of absence.
Husani attorney facing charges Florida Bar finds probable cause in complaint against John Yanchek (The Herald-Tribune)
SARASOTA -- A Florida Bar grievance committee has found probable cause that John A. Yanchek, an attorney who represented Neil Mohamed Husani in his attention-grabbing real estate deals, has engaged in dishonesty, fraud, deceit and misrepresentation.
Salem lawyer guilty in drug case Attorney admits to drug charge (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A Salem lawyer who was arrested in New Albany while buying cocaine has pleaded guilty to possession of a narcotic. Allen Trent Thompson was charged with drug dealing and possession after his April 2003 arrest. Police said the transaction took place in a State Street parking lot. But he pleaded guilty in Floyd Superior Court Monday only to possession of a gram of cocaine, a Class D felony. His
Gainesville attorney representing accused Marine (AccessNorthGA)
SANTA ANA, Cali. - A California newspaper reports that a Gainesville attorney is representing one of seven Marines and one sailor facing murder charges in the death of an Iraqi civilian April 26.
Attorney: Honda Announcement Expected Wednesday Morning (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)
An attorney representing Honda said a major announcement is scheduled for Wednesday morning, and it could mean a new Honda plant is on its way to the region.
Sex racket: Jammu bar on strike over threat to lawyer (New Kerala)
Jammu: The Jammu Bar Association today went on strike to condemn a threat issued to senior lawyer Sunil Sethi in Srinagar while representing his brother Anil, who has been arrested in connection with the sex racket in the state.
Former West Texas attorney charged with child sex assault (Laredo Morning Times)
GEORGETOWN — A former West Texas district attorney is in jail in Williamson County facing multiple charges, including sexual assault of a child.
Alvin Shim, attorney, co-founder of Alu Like (Honolulu Advertiser)
In the late 1980s, labor attorney Alvin Shim lobbied to have the "Aloha Spirit" concept embedded in state law so that legislators would keep it in mind as they went about their work.
Lawyer in Mills probe to join CPS (Times Online)
The lawyer who represented Tessa Jowell’s husband during a probe into his financial dealings with the Italian Prime Minister is joining the Crown Prosecution Service.
NatWest Three lawyer criticises courts (The Lawyer)
The lawyer acting for the three former NatWest bankers facing extradition to the US today slammed the UK and European courts after the trio’s final appeal failed.
Lawyer confident in bail for young terror suspect (Mississauga News)
A lawyer for a 15-year-old boy implicated in a terrorism plot still believes his client has a good chance at bail, even though his application was denied yesterday by Justice of the Peace Maurice Hudson.
Selepak backs off guilty plea; former attorney says he may go to trial (Detroit Free Press)
Confessed killer Patrick Selepak stunned a Macomb County courtroom this morning by not pleading guilty to the murders of a New Baltimore couple, and his now former attorney said Selepak wanted to go trial.
Patrick Selepak unexpectedly fires attorney; guilty plea postponed (Detroit News)
MOUNT CLEMENS -- Patrick Selepak dismissed his attorney today in a surprise move and will have new representation at his July 12 pre-trial hearing in the Feb. 15 slaying of a New Baltimore couple.
Duncan's lawyer says release of statements could bring appeals (KTVB Idaho)
COEUR d'ALENE -- The lawyer for triple murder suspect Joseph Edward Duncan III says the release of his client's statements yesterday could add decades to the case.
Local lawyer named Outstanding Young Attorney by state bar association (BizJournals)
Craig Cannon, an attorney in Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC's Winston-Salem office, was named the winner of the Charles F. Blanchard Outstanding Young Lawyer Award by the North Carolina Bar Association.
Lawyer for China sterilisation exposer attacked (Stuff)
BEIJING: The lawyer defending a blind rural activist detained after he exposed forced abortions and sterilisations said his car was attacked as he attempted to visit the accused man's wife.
Former S.E.C. Attorney Says He Was Fired Over Hedge Fund Investigation (New York Times)
A former government attorney told Congress that law enforcement is failing to protect investors in the growing hedge fund industry.
Attorney for Miss. death row inmate asks for delay in execution (WREG-TV Memphis)
JACKSON, Miss. The attorney for death row inmate Bobby Glen Wilcher has filed petitions in state and federal courts to delay Wilcher's execution.
Attorney: Man who stabbed Auburn students will confess (al.com)
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for a Mobile man accused of stabbing three Auburn University fraternity members on the eve of last year's football game with Alabama said another man will admit to the stabbings on the witness stand.
Attorney: Man who stabbed Auburn students will confess (Montgomery Advertiser)
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -- An attorney for a Mobile man accused of stabbing three Auburn University fraternity members on the eve of last year's football game with Alabama said another man will admit to the stabbings on the witness stand.
U.S. authorities failing to go after hedge fund fraud, fired SEC lawyer says (Canadian Business)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former U.S. government lawyer told the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that he was fired for investigating a hedge fund too aggressively and said law enforcement is failing in its duty to protect investors in the growing hedge fund industry.