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Saddam lawyer says Americans are in full control of court (WHO-TV Des Moines)
BEIRUT, Lebanon A lawyer for Saddam Hussein says the court trying the former Iraqi leader is controlled by Americans who give orders to the judge.
ATTORNEY GENERAL / Brown holds big lead over Delgadillo / Oakland mayor maintains 2-1 edge over L.A. city attorney in (San Francisco Chronicle)
Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown -- a former California governor, a three-time presidential candidate and the son of a popular governor -- was cruising to an easy win over Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo for the Democratic nomination for state attorney...
Salem's lawyer embarks on loophole-hunt (IBN live)
Salem's lawyer, Nitin Pradhan left for Portugal on Wednesday to look for loopholes in the don's extradition papers.
SUPERIOR COURT / Sing, a judge for 2 decades, defeats attorney Safire for seat on bench / She had backing of bar (San Francisco Chronicle)
Judge Lillian Sing prevailed over attorney Eric Safire on Tuesday in the election for an open seat on the San Francisco Superior Court bench. With about 90 percent of precincts reporting, Sing held a strong 67.9 percent of the vote, to Safire's 31.7...
Porco's attorney filing for change of venue (Capital News 9)
Attorney Terence Kindlon said, "Our fear is that it may make it completely impossible to get an impartial jury."
Saddam lawyer says Americans are in full control of court (News Channel 9 Syracuse)
A lawyer for Saddam Hussein says the court trying the former Iraqi leader is controlled by Americans who give orders to the judge.
Lawyer: Track simulcast limits are unconstitutional (Miami Herald)
A state law that severely limits simulcasting events from other parimutuel facilities at South Florida horse racing tracks is unconstitutional because of the way it was passed, a lawyer for Gulfstream Park argued to the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Attorney: Peterson to say little in deposition (News 14 Carolina)
(DURHAM) - A lawyer for convicted murder Michael Peterson says his client won't say much when he answers questions from an attorney in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his stepdaughter.
Milgaard's first appeal had no merit, says justice lawyer (Canada.com)
SASKATOON - Federal Justice Department lawyer Eugene Williams testified Tuesday he did not consider notifying David Milgaard's lawyer that a report forming the basis for Milgaard's first appeal to the federal justice minister had no merit.
Lawyer: Man accused of giving teen fatal coke dose is no murderer (phillyburbs.com)
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - The lawyer for a businessman charged with providing the cocaine that killed a teen escort told a jury Wednesday that his client's failure to get the girl medical help does not constitute murder.
Sparta attorney in pretrial program (The Trenton Times)
The state Attorney General's Office has agreed to a probationary program for a Sparta attorney charged with possessing child pornography on his home computer, authorities said yesterday during a hearing in Superior Court in Newton.
Porco's attorney filing for change of venue (Capital News 9)
Attorney Terence Kindlon said, "Our fear is that it may make it completely impossible to get an impartial jury."
Prosecutors seek retraction from attorney in truck-deaths case (Houston Chronicle)
The request, made public in a court filing today, was in response to the recent allegation by attorney Craig Washington that the lead prosecutor knew in advance of a decision by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lawyer: Man Accused Of Giving Teen Fatal Coke Dose Is No Murderer (WNBC)
The lawyer for a businessman charged with providing the cocaine that killed a teen escort from New Jersey told a jury Wednesday that his client's failure to get the girl medical help does not constitute murder.
Attorney: Leaks Jeopardize Fair Trial In Iraqi Civilian Killing (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
An attorney for a Navy corpsman arrested with seven Marines in connection with an Iraqi man's slaying said today evidence from the investigation was leaked to the media, jeopardizing his client's chance for a fair trial.
Lawyer: Failure to get medical help for teen escort is not murder (Courier-Post)
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The lawyer for a businessman charged with providing the cocaine that killed a teen escort from Willingboro, N.J., told a jury today that his client's failure to get the girl medical help does not constitute murder.
Wilhelm's lawyer wants a retrial (Capital News 9)
RENSSELAER COUNTY A local woman convicted of drowning her son and trying to drown her other son could face a jury again. Christine Wilhelm's lawyer said his client deserves a new trial because she is a paranoid schizophrenic.
Lawyer: Cell phone law broke dangerous ground (Syracuse.com)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The state's cell phone ban could clear the way for laws against anything that causes accidents, from having a pet in the car to drinking coffee, warned a lawyer fighting to have the ban declared unconstitutional.
Wecht Attorneys Claim U.S. Attorney Engaged In Similar Conduct (WPXI-TV Pittsburgh)
Cyril Wecht is accused of using his former public office for private gain. Wecht's attorneys claim that U.S. attorney Mary Beth Buchanan, who is prosecuting Wecht, has engaged in similar conduct.
Guite hires lawyer to handle sentencing, appeal (CTV.ca)
Chuck Guite, the former sponsorship program bureaucrat convicted this week of fraud, has hired a lawyer to handle his sentencing arguments.
Wilhelm's lawyer wants a retrial (Capital News 9)
A lawyer for the Rensselaer County woman convicted of drowning her child has asked for a new trial. Christine Wilhelm's attorney went before the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Wilhelm's attorney asks for a retrial (Capital News 9)
RENSSELAER COUNTY The attorney for a Rensselaer County woman convicted of drowning her son and trying to drown her other son is asking for a retrial.
South Africa: Missing Pakistani Abducted - Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
The lawyer for missing Pakistani national Rashid Khalid, who was secretly flown out of the country and apparently handed over to Pakistani officials, may ask the Human Rights Court in The Hague to investigate charges of crimes against humanity by those involved.
China postpones trial of New York Times researcher, lawyer says (San Diego Union-Tribune)
BEIJING, 1:03 p.m. June 7 (AP): The trial of a Chinese researcher for The New York Times accused of leaking state secrets has been postponed with no new date announced, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Wilhelm's attorney asks for a retrial (Capital News 9)
RENSSELAER COUNTY The attorney for a Rensselaer County woman convicted of drowning her son and trying to drown her other son is asking for a retrial.
Attorney: Gitmo detainees sought to protect Qurans (CNN.com)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A Guantanamo Bay detainee who participated in a clash with U.S. military guards last month said it was sparked when guards tried to search prisoners' Qurans, contradicting the military's account of the melee, his defense attorney said Wednesday.
Suspect in wife's death loses attorney (Deseret Morning News)
A Layton man charged with killing his wife and putting her body in the bathtub to make it look like an accident lost his attorney Tuesday because he said he cannot get money freed up from his Air Force pension to pay for legal help.
Lawyer ‘ran off with RM23m’ (The Star Online)
THE owner of a law firm is suspected of absconding with more than S$10mil (RM23.1mil) of clients’ money in what could be the largest case of misappropriation by a lawyer in Singapore.
Lawyer says DeLay's wife's IRA account was required (KLTV Texas)
WASHINGTON A lobbyist and former staffer of outgoing Congressman Tom DeLay set up a retirement account for the Texan's wife. But DeLay's lawyer today said...
Lawyer: Client too fat to be burglar (Newsday)
In what may sound more like a punch line than a legal defense, Ralph Santiago's lawyer said Wednesday that one reason his client couldn't have burglarized his next-door neighbor's home is that he's too heavy to have fit through the window.
’Long road’ to county attorney nomination (Press-Citizen)
Janet Lyness overwhelmed Nick Maybanks in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Johnson County Attorney.
Attorney: Suspects threatened with death penalty (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- An attorney for a 20-year-old Navy corpsman being held in the Camp Pendleton brig in connection with the alleged killing of an Iraqi civilian in April said Tuesday that some of the suspects have been threatened with the death penalty.
Attorney argues for 'Night Stalker' (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- An attorney for the Los Angeles "Night Stalker" wants the California Supreme Court to throw out the convicted killer's convictions.
Carlene Lewis, 51, Dies; Lawyer Who Fought Vioxx (New York Times)
Carlene R. Lewis was a Houston lawyer whose early suspicions about the safety of the pain reliever Vioxx put her in the forefront of a wave of litigation against its maker, Merck.
Lawyer: Leak Could Sink Sailor's War-Crime Case (NBC San Diego)
A defense lawyer is claiming that the Pentagon and Washington politicians are leaking important information to the media, depriving his client of a fair trial on possible war crimes charges.
DeLay lawyer: 'Nothing new' in report about retirement benefit for DeLay's wife (WSMV Nashville)
WASHINGTON A lawyer for outgoing Congressman Tom DeLay says there's nothing illegal about a retirement account set up for the Texas congressman's wife by a lobbyist and former...
Alabama Attorney General Race (WTVM 9)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Republican incumbent Troy King won the Republican nomination for attorney general while Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Junior claimed the Democratic nod against an outspoken atheist.
Saddam lawyer says Americans are in full control of court (Fox21)
BEIRUT, Lebanon A lawyer for Saddam Hussein says the court trying the former Iraqi leader is controlled by Americans who give orders to the judge.
DeLay lawyer: 'Nothing new' in report about retirement benefit for DeLay's wife (WTVM 9)
WASHINGTON A lawyer for outgoing Congressman Tom DeLay says there's nothing illegal about a retirement account set up for the Texas congressman's wife by a lobbyist and former DeLay staffer.
Lawyer insists Rashid's deportation was illegal (SABC News)
Zehir Omar, the lawyer for Khalid Rashid, a Pakistani national, insists that his client was taken out of the country illegally, and not deported to Pakistan as the home affairs department says.
D.A. fires opening shots in attorney general race (Basehor Sentinel)
Johnson County Dist. Atty. Paul Morrison, who switched to the Democratic Party, on Tuesday filed to run for state attorney general and blasted incumbent Phill Kline, a Republican who is seeking re-election.
DeLay lawyer: 'Nothing new' in report about retirement benefit for DeLay's wife (WHO-TV Des Moines)
WASHINGTON A lawyer for outgoing Congressman Tom DeLay says there's nothing illegal about a retirement account set up for the Texas congressman's wife by a lobbyist and former DeLay staffer.
DeLay lawyer: 'Nothing new' in report about retirement benefit for DeLay's wife (WAVY 10)
WASHINGTON A lawyer for outgoing Congressman Tom DeLay says there's nothing illegal about a retirement account set up for the Texas congressman's wife by a lobbyist and former DeLay staffer.
Westpoint boss remains in lawyer limbo (Sydney Morning Herald)
Westpoint boss Norm Carey may have to represent himself in ongoing court cases into the collapse of his property development business, with his acting lawyer hesitant to do so.
Bush gives in on U.S. Attorney (The Salt Lake Tribune)
WASHINGTON - After a four-month standoff, President Bush will nominate Brett Tolman as the new U.S. attorney for Utah this week, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned. Tolman prosecuted gun crime at the U.S. Attorney's office in Utah before going to work for the Senate Judiciary Committee, where as chief counsel for crime and terrorism he worked to renew the Patriot Act and pass bills to expand
City Attorney Won't Be Thrown for Loss (Los Angeles Times)
Rocky Delgadillo's defeat in the Democratic attorney general's race is seen by experts as a temporary setback in a promising career.
Lawyer told to surrender his license (The News & Observer)
A 70-year-old Raleigh lawyer whose career has been fraught with legal disciplinary actions for more than 20 years was ordered to hand over his law license.
Lawyer: Defendant's actions not murder (Asbury Park Press)
NORRISTOWN, Pa.: The lawyer for businessman David F. Downey, 52, charged with providing the cocaine that killed a teen escort from Willingboro, N.J., told a jury Wednesday that his client's failure to get the girl medical help does not constitute murder.
DeLay lawyer: 'Nothing new' in report about retirement benefit for DeLay's wife (Fort Wayne News Channel 15)
WASHINGTON A lawyer for outgoing Congressman Tom DeLay says there's nothing illegal about a retirement account set up for the Texas congressman's wife by a lobbyist and former DeLay staffer.
District Attorney Conte prepares for new trial (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
LEOMINSTER - It appears that District Attorney John J. Conte is paving the way for a new trial for a former teacher at the Piccolo Mondo Child Care and Learning Center who was convicted of child molestation and then won an appeal.