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Attorney General to decide on paedophile sentence (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The Attorney General must decide on Monday whether to seek to increase the sentence handed down to paedophile Craig Sweeney, whose jailing last month provoked a storm of protest and charges of political interference.
Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Receives report on Darden shooting (WAVY 10)
Norfolk Commonwealth's attorney Jack Doyle sent out a news release today informing media that his office was in possession of the report from the Virginia State Police on their investigation into the shooting death of Officer Seneca Darden.
Political Skinny /t/1/28Siegelman gets another lawyer (Mobile Register)
Former Gov. Don Siegelman , recently convicted on seven federal felony counts, has hired Montgomery lawyer Susan James to represent him in the sentencing phase of the case, Siegelman spokesman Chip Hill said Friday.
Myanmar frees lawyer jailed for labour expose (Gulf Times)
YANGON: Mynamar’s military junta, under pressure from the UN labour agency to end the widespread use of forced labour, has freed an activist lawyer jailed last year for exposing labour abuses.
Lawyer elected vice chairman of Ed Board (The Clarion-Ledger)
After serving on the state Board of Education for only 18 months, Petal lawyer Bill Jones has been elected vice chairman of the nine-member board.
Myanmar frees activist lawyer (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ Myanmar's military government has released a lawyer imprisoned last year for advising a group of farmers to file grievances with the International Labor Organization, official sources said Monday.
Would-be attorney tries to shed ties to '87 murder (Chicago Tribune)
Nearly 20 years ago, Nadine Walter, suspected of plotting to kill prominent Carpentersville attorney Timothy McNamee, traded testimony that helped convict a former boyfriend in the murder for an opportunity to build a new life in Florida.
Kadlec's lawyer applies for police protection of his client (České noviny)
Prague- Lawyer Radek Ondrus applied with the police for their protection of his client, head of the National Security Office (NBU) and the Cepro company, Tomas Kadlec.
Fletcher Exploring Making Attorney General, Treasurer Appointed (WAVE 3 Louisville)
Gov. Ernie Fletcher is exploring the idea of a constitutional amendment that would grant future Kentucky governors the right to appoint the state's attorney general and treasurer.
Petal attorney elected vice chairman of education board (Hattiesburg American)
After serving on the State Board of Education for only 18 months, Petal attorney Bill Jones has been elected vice chairman of the nine-member board. Jones was appointed to the board by the state Speaker of the House William McCoy, and elected vice chairman by his peers on the board.
Lawyer weighs insanity defense (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
The lawyer for the man accused of killing three people and kidnapping and robbing three others on Tantalus will rely on his client's history of paranoid schizophrenia.
District Attorney Requests Removal of Mayor (News Channel 5 Nashville)
Coopertown's mayor is in trouble for allegedly abusing his power. Now, the Roberston County District Attorney is asking a judge to remove Mayor Danny Crosby from office.
Kenya: Winnie Sends Lawyer to Represent Her (AllAfrica.com)
Narc activist Mary Wambui's daughter, Winnie Wangui, has sent a lawyer to represent her in the Kiruki commission on the Artur brothers.
Kenya: Arturs: Wangui Sends Lawyer to Commission (AllAfrica.com)
Othaya Narc activist Mary Wambui's daughter, Winnie Wangui, yesterday sent Goldenberg star lawyer Gibson Kamau Kuria to represent her at the Commission of Inquiry into the conduct of the so-called Armenian brothers.
Kenya: Vice-President And Attorney General Slated to Face Graft Prosecutions (AllAfrica.com)
Anti-corruption investigators have recommended the prosecution of top politicians, among them Vice-President Moody Awori and Attorney-General Amos Wako, over the Anglo Leasing-type contracts, the Sunday Nation has learnt.
Attorney: Men cannot decline fatherhood (The Bay City Times)
A state attorney says a lawsuit filed by a men's rights group on behalf of a man who is declining fatherhood is ''frivolous'' and the man has an obligation to financially support his daughter.
Harkat and lawyer warn of consequence of return to Algeria (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
OTTAWA (CP) - Mohamed Harkat and his lawyer say he would be tortured or killed if returned to Algeria.
Harkat and lawyer warn of consequence of return to Algeria (CNews)
OTTAWA (CP) - Mohamed Harkat and his lawyer say he would be tortured or killed if returned to Algeria. Harkat is the Ottawa man accused of having terrorist ties. He recently got out on bail after being held in jail without charge for three-a-half years.
Haskell Slaughter attorney re-ups leadership roles in national association (BizJournals)
William Horton, an attorney with Haskell Slaughter Young & Rediker LLC, has been re-appointed to two key positions with the American Health Lawyers Association, or AHLA.
EU demands lawyer for imprisoned Canadian scholar (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The European Union demanded that Iran, which has been holding a scholar with dual Canadian-Iranian citizenship for more than two months, allow him access to a lawyer.
Former NYSE trader innocent, lawyer argues (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A former New York Stock Exchange trader accused of securities fraud was not trading deceitfully, but made genuine errors amid challenging trading conditions, his defense lawyer argued on Monday.
Fireworks fade: Attorney advices against special shoot-off (Wellington Daily News)
WELLINGTON - After research the current city ordinance relating to the discharge of fireworks inside the city limits of Wellington, City Attorney Mike Brown has decided there will be no special time this year to shoot off any excess fireworks.
Klatt fires attorney in court (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- A former school teacher accused of having sex with a student goes back to court next month. Janet Klatt was scheduled to appear in a Raleigh courtroom Monday. When she arrived, she fired her attorney and said she would be seeking someone else to represent her.
Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Receives report on Darden shooting (WAVY 10)
Norfolk Commonwealth's attorney Jack Doyle sent out a news release today informing media that his office was in possession of the report from the Virginia State Police on their investigation into the shooting death of Officer Seneca Darden.
Bergson urges City Council to retain attorney (Duluth Budgeteer News)
Mayor Herb Bergson has urged the Duluth City Council to retain an attorney to negotiate an agreement with SMDC regarding the parking ramp adjacent to the hospital’s new expansion.
Police appeal for witnesses to lawyer's murder (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Police are appealing for witnesses after a lawyer was murdered at Fairfield in Melbourne last night. Police say David Robinson had gone to his Station Street office with his son around 8:00pm AEST when he found the building had been broken into.
Siegelman hires new attorney for sentencing (WTVM 9)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Former Governor Don Siegelman has hired a new attorney to help represent him as he faces sentencing after being convicted on seven counts in a federal government corruption case.
Siegelman hires new attorney for sentencing (Opelika-Auburn News)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Governor Don Siegelman has hired a new attorney to help represent him as he faces sentencing after being convicted on seven counts in a federal government corruption case.
Siegelman hires new attorney for sentencing (al.com)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Gov. Don Siegelman has hired a new attorney to help represent him as he faces sentencing after being convicted by a federal court jury on seven counts in a government corruption case.
Detroit attorney receives 'Pepsi Everyday Freedom Hero' award (Frost Illustrated)
DETROIT (BlackNews.com)- The Law Offices of Jermaine A. Wyrick P.L.L.C. recently announced that Attorney Jermaine A. Wyrick was selected by FM98 WJLB radio station to receive the "Pepsi Everyday Freedom Hero" Award.
Governor, Attorney General ask for casino opinion (The Providence Journal)
Governor Carcieri and Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch today asked the state Supreme Court to determine whether the General Assembly's casino referendum is constitutional.
Rice withdraws from State Attorney General race (Tampa Bay's 10)
St. Petersburg, Florida — State Rep. Everett Rice withdrew today as a candidate for the Republican nomination for state Attorney General. "No matter how well qualified I am, I cannot compete with the war chests of the other candidates,'" he said in a statement issued by his campaign office.
Attorney: Lawsuit seeking hold on Montana executions planned (Billings Gazette)
A Helena attorney said Monday he intends file a lawsuit on behalf of civil libertarians, defense attorneys and others to prevent the state from carrying out executions until a judge decides whether the protocol used for lethal injections is constitutional.
Attorney: Lawsuit seeking hold on Montana executions planned (Billings Gazette)
A Helena attorney said Monday he intends file a lawsuit on behalf of civil libertarians, defense attorneys and others to prevent the state from carrying out executions until a judge decides whether the protocol used for lethal injections is constituti ...
Siegelman hires new attorney for sentencing (WPMI 15)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Gov. Don Siegelman has hired a new attorney to help represent him as he faces sentencing after being convicted by a federal court jury on seven counts in a government corruption case.
Fletcher exploring appointing state attorney general, treasurer positions (Murray Ledger & Times)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Ernie Fletcher is exploring the idea of a constitutional amendment that would grant future Kentucky governors the right to appoint the state's attorney general and treasurer.
Police investigate murdered lawyer's final minutes (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Police say there was an argument and a struggle shortly before Melbourne lawyer David Robinson was murdered last night. Mr Robinson had gone to his office with his son when they found the front door damaged and a small fire inside.
Rebel soldier fires lawyer (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Army 1st Lt. Lawrence San Juan, one of the leaders of the failed Oakwood mutiny in 2003, fired his lawyer for still unspecified reasons, DZMM reported Tuesday.
Appeal for witnesses after lawyer killed (7News via Yahoo!7 News)
The family of a Melbourne lawyer who was murdered after disturbing an intruder at his Fairfield office last night has appealed for help in finding the killer.
State lawyer faces tough questions arguing against gay marriage (North County Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A state lawyer who argued Monday that California's ban on same-sex marriage should be upheld for the sake of tradition endured tough questions from an appeals court.
Banks flout the law on cyber crime - lawyer (Independent Online)
South African banks are flouting the country's Electronic Communication Transaction Act - legislated to tackle cyber crime - by disclaiming liability when an online client's account is hacked into, claims IT lawyer Reinhardt Buys.
Attorney: Former chamber president is not a criminal (Lahontan Valley News)
A Reno attorney representing the former president of the Fallon Chamber of Commerce Monday said his client has committed no crime but was actually the victim of gunfire last month.
State honors attorney in Longview's AG office (The Longview News-Journal)
Carrie Tibiletti, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division's Longview office, was not expecting recognition from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott when she attended the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference on Thursday in Houston.
Lawyer hit by car after concert dies from brain injuries (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
AUSTIN An Austin lawyer died today from brain injuries he suffered last week when he was struck by a suspected drunken driver after leaving a concert.
Lawyer hit by car after concert dies from brain injuries (ABC 7 El Paso)
AUSTIN An Austin lawyer died today from brain injuries he suffered last week when he was struck by a suspected drunken driver after leaving a...
EU demands lawyer for Canadian scholar in Iran (IranMania.com)
LONDON, July 11 (IranMania) - The European Union demanded that Iran, which has been holding a scholar with dual Canadian-Iranian citizenship for more than two months, allow him access to a lawyer, AFP reported.
Banks flout the law on cyber crime - lawyer (Independent Online)
South African banks are flouting the country's Electronic Communication Transaction Act - legislated to tackle cyber crime - by disclaiming liability when an online client's account is hacked into, claims IT lawyer Reinhardt Buys.
ATTORNEY DIES AFTER ACCIDENT WITH DODGEN (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
The Austin defense attorney who was struck by a car that authorities said was driven by Mary Alice Dodgen while she was allegedly intoxicated has died, the Austin American Statesman reported on its Web site Monday night.
Lawyer hit by car after concert dies from brain injuries (KLTV Texas)
AUSTIN An Austin lawyer died today from brain injuries he suffered last week when he was struck by a suspected drunken driver after leaving a...
Lawyer wrestled with killer, police say (The Age)
A lawyer shot dead after an argument and a violent struggle in a laneway behind his Melbourne office may have been killed by a disgruntled client, police believe.