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Lawyer wrestled with killer, police say (Sydney Morning Herald)
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.
Rep. Everett Rice withdraws from race for attorney general (Tallahassee Democrat)
Unable to raise money and unwilling to be a "spoiler" in the race for attorney general, state Rep. Everett Rice called off his campaign Monday. The former Pinellas County sheriff also said he won't run for re-election to the Legislature.
Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.
Australia's attorney general welcomes Islamic book ban(Updated 02:16 p.m.) (Chinapost.com.tw)
Australian Attorney General Philip Ruddock on Tuesday welcomed a government agency's decision to ban two books that encourage young Muslims to become suicide bombers in Afghanistan.
Attorney: Lawsuit seeking hold on Montana executions planned (Helena Independent Record)
BILLINGS - A Helena attorney said Monday he intends to 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 ...
Lawyer hit by car after concert dies from brain injuries (Houston Chronicle)
An Austin lawyer died Monday from brain injuries he suffered last week when he was struck by a suspected drunken driver after leaving a concert.
Delgadillo Nominates Attorney for Ethics Panel (Los Angeles Times)
City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo on Monday announced that he has nominated private-practice attorney Helen Zukin as his appointee to the Los Angeles Ethics Commission.
Tate attorney seeks test for brain damage (Sun-Sentinel)
Lionel Tate's attorney has filed a request to allow the convicted killer to be scanned for brain damage.
City attorney resigns, citing strains with council (Pioneer Press)
City attorney resigns, citing strains with council The official city attorney of Maplewood has resigned after 31 years of working for the city.
Corby lawyer hopeful of freedom appeal (The Age)
Schapelle Corby's lawyer is hopeful a last ditch appeal to Indonesia's Supreme Court could result in freedom for the convicted Australian drug smuggler. -
Blaming the Ky. attorney general (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Gov. Ernie Fletcher wants to change Kentucky's constitution so that the state treasurer and attorney general are appointed instead of elected.
Ex-lawyer takes stand in suit against Jackson (Contra Costa Times)
In November 2001, Michael Jackson was oblivious to the fact that the man he hired to produce a charity recording to benefit victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks had been a producer of gay pornographic movies, the singer's former lawyer testified Monday.
Lawyer: Lim standing by videotape (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The lawyer of the former commander of the First Scout Ranger Regiment implicated in the February coup plot on Tuesday said his client is standing by his videotape statement.
Lawyer: Lim standing by videotape (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The lawyer of the former commander of the First Scout Ranger Regiment implicated in the February coup plot on Tuesday said his client is standing by his videotaped statement.
Lawyer attempts first lengthwise Thames swim (Daily Telegraph)
A lawyer is to attempt to become the first person to swim the length of the River Thames, it was announced today.
Lawyer aims to swim full length of River Thames (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A British lawyer will next week attempt to become the first person to swim the full length of the River Thames, in an effort to raise awareness of climate change.
Lawyer to raise climate change awareness by swimming River Thames (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer will next week attempt to become the first person to swim the full length of the River Thames, in an effort to raise awareness of climate change.
Ohio Attorney General Investigates Gas Pills (Cleveland - NewsNet5 via Yahoo! News)
The Ohio Attorney General's Office is investigating complaints from consumers about so-called gas pills.
Lawyer hit by car after concert dies from brain injuries (Houston Chronicle)
An Austin lawyer died Monday from brain injuries he suffered last week when he was struck by a suspected drunken driver after leaving a concert.
Attorney seeks release for BALCO-convicted Bonds trainer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney reportedly asked an appeals court to end the ongoing jail term of Greg Anderson, the trainer of baseball star Barry Bonds.
Attorney seeks release for BALCO-convicted Bonds trainer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney reportedly asked an appeals court to end the ongoing jail term of Greg Anderson, the trainer of baseball star Barry Bonds.
Corby lawyer hopeful for 'final gambit' appeal (Sydney Morning Herald)
Schapelle Corby's lawyer is hopeful a last ditch appeal to Indonesia's Supreme Court could result in freedom for the convicted Australian drug smuggler. -
Tate's New Lawyer Wants Teen To Get Bran Scan (Local10.com)
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Convicted child killer Lionel Tate has a new attorney who has a new request for the judge. Tate's new lawyer has actually represented him in the past.
Cadwalader NY capital markets team sheds lawyer to Links (The Lawyer)
Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has lost another lawyer from its New York capital markets practice following the departure of a two partner team to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe last month. ...
Attorney: Midshipman didn't rape woman (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for a Naval Academy quarterback accused of rape urged military jurors Tuesday not to make the midshipman "a poster child for crimes he didn't commit."
Former Jackson lawyer testifies on ill-fated charity record (The Daily Comet)
A former lawyer for Michael Jackson testified Tuesday that he tried to convince a Japanese company not to negotiate with a fired associate of the pop star for rights to a charity recording, but the company proceeded anyway with efforts to acquire the ill-fated song and stage a concert tour.
Perez wins AFL-CIO backing in attorney general’s race (Gazette.Net)
ANNAPOLIS — Montgomery County Councilman Thomas E. Perez, a Democratic candidate for Maryland attorney general, won the endorsement of the Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO on Tuesday.
Attorney general treating tunnel death as a crime scene (WRGB)
(Boston - AP) - Attorney General Tom Reilly says he's treating last night's fatal tunnel accident in Boston as a crime scene that could lead to charges of negligent homicide.
Attorney Says Killen's Health Would Keep Him At Home If Bond Granted (WPMI 15)
The attorney for Edgar Ray Killen will ask a judge to grant bond while he appeals his conviction for his role in the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers.
Attorney General Bypasses Governor Run For Re-Election (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
State Attorney General Roy Cooper has told supporters he plans to seek re-election in 2008, bypassing a potential run for governor.
Attorney General Treating Site Of Tunnel Death As A Crime Scene (WLBZ Bangor)
Attorney General Tom Reilly says he's treating Monday night's fatal tunnel accident in Boston as a crime scene that could lead to charges of negligent homicide.
SC attorney general plans formal opinion on changes in sex offender law (WIS-TV Columbia)
(Columbia-AP) July 8, 2006 - The state attorney general's office is planning to issue a formal opinion next week on changes in the state's sex-offender law.
Restore Hicks' basic rights: lawyer (The Daily Telegraph)
AUSTRALIAN terror detainee David Hicks should have basic rights restored after the Pentagon announced today it would treat detainees in accordance with the Geneva Conventions, Hicks's military lawyer said.
Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.
Mass. attorney general to treat Big Dig collapse as crime scene (The Toledo Blade)
BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly said today he is treating the concrete collapse in a Big Dig tunnel that killed a motorist as a crime scene that could lead to charges of negligent homicide.
Former Jackson lawyer testifies on ill-fated charity record (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SANTA MONICA, 12:32 p.m. July 11 (AP): A former lawyer for Michael Jackson testified Tuesday that he tried to convince a Japanese company not to negotiate with a fired associate of the pop star for rights to a charity recording, but the company proceeded anyway with efforts to acquire the ill-fated song and stage a concert tour.
Attorney: Midshipman Didn't Rape Woman (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON (AP) - An attorney for a Naval Academy quarterback accused of rape urged military jurors Tuesday not to make the midshipman "a poster child for crimes he didn't commit.'' Lamar Owens, 22, showed "poor judgment when he went to the room of a female midshipman early in the morning of Jan. 29, but he didn't rape the woman,'' defense attorney Reid Weingarten said during opening statements
Attorney: Midshipman Didn't Rape Woman (San Francisco Chronicle)
An attorney for a Naval Academy quarterback accused of rape urged military jurors Tuesday not to make the midshipman "a poster child for crimes he didn't commit." Lamar Owens, 22, showed "poor judgment when he went to the room of a female midshipman...
Attorney: Midshipman didn't rape woman (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for a Naval Academy quarterback accused of rape urged military jurors Tuesday not to make the midshipman "a poster child for crimes he didn't commit."
New Attorney for Fort Dodge Murder Suspect (WOI-TV Des Moines)
FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) _ A judge has granted an attorney's request to be removed from the case of a man accused of burning a Fort Dodge woman to death.
Lawyer puts on bathing suit for green mission (Independent Online)
British lawyer Lewis Pugh is planning to swim the full length of the River Thames in an effort to raise awareness of climate change.
Ex-Jackson lawyer testifies about charity (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former lawyer for Michael Jackson testified Tuesday that he tried to persuade a Japanese company not to negotiate with a fired associate of the pop star for rights to a charity recording, but the company proceeded anyway with efforts to acquire the song and stage a concert tour.
Hicks lawyer welcomes US human rights move (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
TONY EASTLEY: David Hicks' US military lawyer, Major Michael Mori, has welcomed the move to apply the Geneva Convention to Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Attorney general rejects Reid view of paedophile jail term (Guardian Unlimited)
The attorney general dealt the home secretary, John Reid, a humiliating rebuff yesterday when he refused to refer to the appeal court the five-year minimum term imposed on a paedophile who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a three-year-old girl.
Witness helps police in lawyer murder case (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Police say a witness has helped them obtain a description of the man who is alleged to have shot dead a Melbourne solicitor. Family lawyer David Robinson was shot dead outside his office at Fairfield on Monday night.
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.
Attorney requests new trial for a woman convicted of killing husband 15 years ago (North County Times)
VISTA -- The attorney for a woman convicted of second-degree murder for killing her husband in Solana Beach 15 years ago filed a motion Tuesday for a new trial, postponing her sentencing.
Lawyer flooded with breast cancer enquiries (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for two Gold Coast women who are suing BreastScreen Queensland says she has been contacted about a number of similar cases.
Local attorney seeks south county bench seat (The Yuma Sun)
A local attorney who has lived in Somerton most of his life would like to be the town's next justice of the peace.