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11-year-old’s rights violated, lawyer says (The State)
The lawyer of an 11-year-old boy charged with robbing a 50-year-old man at gunpoint has filed court motions claiming Sumter police detained the boy illegally and interrogated him without a lawyer present.
Civil liberties lawyer pays off loan; lawsuit evaporates (The Plain Dealer)
Cincinnati - A federal lawsuit that said a top American Civil Liberties Union lawyer defaulted on his student loans is over because the government has collected its money.
Court halts ban on 'super lawyer' ads (Daily Record)
TRENTON (AP) -- The state Supreme Court has put the brakes on a recent ruling by an attorney ethics committee that stops lawyers from advertising their inclusion on two top lawyer lists.
Lawyer says more CIETCs possible (The Des Moines Register)
The day documents revealed auditors had warned the state’s job-training agency against the purchase of gold-plated scissors, the lawyer for CIETC...
County attorney, supervisors settle tiff on hiring outside lawyers (The Arizona Republic)
The Maricopa County attorney and board of supervisors announced Monday that they've resolved a legal spat without heading to court.
Attorney general eases charity hospital crackdown (The Canton Repository)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Attorney General Jim Petro's office decided to significantly scale back its plan to regulate nonprofit hospitals and other Ohio charities after critics lined up to attack the pro...
Legal Aid attorney and friend to victims of domestic abuse (Miami Herald)
Rebecca Knox of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, an attorney who represented victims of domestic violence, died Sunday of a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot of the lung. She was 29.
Attorney General Candidates Engage In Polite Debate (The WBAL Channel)
BALTIMORE -- The four men who want to replace Joseph Curran as Maryland's attorney general took similar positions on a wide variety of issues at a debate Monday night.
Gansler runs hard for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Friends and critics note ambition of Montgomery Co. prosecutor First of three profiles of Democratic candidates for attorney general
CIETC lawyer: Tighten rules on intergovernmental agencies (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Legislature should tighten laws governing the operation of quasi-government agencies, such as a troubled job training agency under investigation for paying excessive salaries to its executives, a lawyer who has represented the agency said Monday.
Attorney general eases hospital crackdown (The Advocate)
COLUMBUS (AP) -- Attorney General Jim Petro's office decided to significantly scale back its plan to regulate nonprofit hospitals and other Ohio charities after critics lined up to attack the proposal, a newspaper reported Monday.
U.S. Attorney Gen. Fed Up With Local Crime (WDSU.com)
It was a weekend of violence as U.S. Attorney General Albert Gonzales prepared for his visit to New Orleans.
Missouri Attorney General To Appeal Ruling Requiring State To Provide Transport For Pregnant Inmates Seeking Abortions (Medical News Today)
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon (D) on Wednesday said he will appeal a federal court ruling that requires the state to provide transportation to clinics for pregnant inmates who wish to have abortions, the AP/Kansas City Star reports (Lieb, AP/Kansas City Star, 8/16). U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple in July ruled that the state must provide transportation for inmates seeking abortions.
Attorney general eases charity hospital crackdown (CentralOhio.com)
COLUMBUS (AP) - Attorney General Jim Petro's office decided to significantly scale back its plan to regulate nonprofit hospitals and other Ohio charities after critics lined up to attack the proposal, a newspaper reported Monday.
Lawyer in family feud badly beaten (The Age)
Albert Ho being taken to hospital. Photo: Reuters HONG Kong is reeling after a prominent lawyer representing the estranged sister of Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho in a bitter feud was beaten by three men wielding baseball bats.
Gansler runs hard for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Friends and critics note ambition of Montgomery Co. prosecutor First of three profiles of Democratic candidates for attorney general
Lawyer accused of punching deputy ex-wife (WBBH)
A LaBelle lawyer was in the Lee County Jail Tuesday morning charged with beating his ex-wife - a Lee County deputy - during a violent encounter in the parking lot of a Lehigh Acres shopping center.
Lawyer says photo shows Karr's sons in Atlanta at Christmas (WTVM 9)
ATLANTA A lawyer for the relatives of John Mark Karr says a photograph has been located showing Karr's three sons at a Christmas dinner gathering in Atlanta.
Nigeria: Lawyer Demands Bail for Bamaiyi, Mustapha, Others (AllAfrica.com)
AN Abuja-based lawyer, Mr. Amobi Nzelu yesterday called on judges handling the case of former Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Ishaya Bamaiyi and Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, the erstwhile Chief Security Officer (CSO) to late Head of State, General Sani Abacha to grant them bail based on extra-judicial benevolence.
Nigeria: Lawyer Wants Bail for Bamaiyi and Others (AllAfrica.com)
An Abuja-based lawyer, Chief Amobi Nzelu, has called for the granting of bail to General Ishaya Bamaiyi, Major Hamza Al- Mustapha and a host of other prominent Nigerians detained in various prisons across the country.
Legally High: L.A.'s Dopest Attorney (Defamer)
Today's LAT Column One story on marijuana law specialist Allison Margolin, "L.A. dopest attorney," should send producers scrambling to option the rights to the...
Harris being smeared at inquiry, lawyer says (CTV.ca)
A lawyer for Mike Harris says the former Ontario premier is a victim of character assassination at the Ipperwash inquiry.
Former Denver Attorney Gets 16 Years To Life In Child Sex Assault (The Denver Channel)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Former Denver-area attorney William "Billy" Hunsaker, 35, faces 16 years to life in prison after he was sentenced Monday for sexually assaulting a Fort Collins 11-year-old.
Harris lied over and over again, lawyer tells Ipperwash inquiry (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
During the second day of closing arguments at the Ipperwash inquiry, a lawyer accused former premier Mike Harris of lying over and over again to cover up his involvement in the police shooting of native protester Dudley George.
Grisly video captures Saddam lawyer's murder (The Age)
THERE is a chilling intimacy when Khamis al-Obaidi surrenders to his fate as he is taken out to die — the lawyer leans in for a Judas kiss from one of his killers just before others bind his hands behind his back.
Attorney General Unveils Internet Safety Campaign (GigaLaw.com)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced a new public service campaign that will warn teenage girls against posting information on the Internet that could put them at risk of attack by child predators.
US Attorney General Gonzales Visits Lexington To Tout New Campaign Against Child Predators (WLEX-TV Lexington)
(AP) -- US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made a stop in Lexington Tuesday to kick off his new campaign aimed at cracking down on child predators. Gonzales says Kentucky is one of numerous states that have a problkem with children meeting predators over the Internet.
Former attorney general throws support behind proposed smoking rules (KTVK Phoenix)
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods threw his support today behind a ballot proposal that would impose a statewide ban on smoking in most public places.
Lawyer Ron Returns to Action in St. Louis Derby (BloodHorse)
Lawyer Ron is set to return to action in Saturday's $250,000 St. Louis Derby at Fairmount Park. The race will mark his first start since he finished 12th in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Former attorney general throws support behind proposed smoking rules (KVOA Tucson)
PHOENIX Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods threw his support today behind a ballot proposal that would impose a statewide ban on smoking in most public places.
Protesters Demand Release Of Human Rights Lawyer (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A small protest rally was staged Tuesday outside the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles to demand the release of a Beijing human rights lawyer detained by Chinese authorities.
LA protesters demand release of Chinese human rights lawyer (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES A small protest rally was staged today outside the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles to demand the release of a Beijing human rights lawyer detained by Chinese authorities.
L.A. protesters demand release of Chinese human rights lawyer (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, 2:33 p.m. Aug. 22 (AP): A small protest rally was held outside the Chinese Consulate Tuesday to demand the release of a Beijing human rights lawyer detained by Chinese authorities.
Lawyer for Harris denounces Ipperwash claims as 'character assassination' (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
FOREST, Ont. (CP) - A decade's worth of allegations blaming the fatal police shooting of Dudley George on political interference from Mike Harris amounts to little more than "character assassination," a lawyer for the former Ontario premier argued Tuesday.
Prince George's State's Attorney Steps Aside In Campaign Scuffle (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
Prince George's state's attorney will request an independent prosecutor to investigate the campaign scuffle that resulted in injuries last week.
Friends Of Dead Lawyer Make 1st Public Statement (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
The men who were inside a District home at the time a prominent D.C. lawyer was killed made their first public statement on Tuesday.
Cohen named new Alaska U.S. Attorney (KTVF Fairbanks)
Alaska has a new U.S. Attorney.
Immigration Attorney Highlights Legal Problems (The Online NewsHour)
The last conversation in a series on immigration in the United States features the perspective of Priscilla Labovitz, an attorney who works with legal immigrants.
City Attorney Suggests SEC Look Into Financial Review (KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
It would be a "mistake" for the city to adopt recommendations for improving San Diego's finances without getting an OK from the Securities and Exchange Commission first, the city attorney said Tuesday.
Outsider named U.S. attorney for Alaska (Anchorage Daily News)
Nelson Cohen, a federal lawyer from Pennsylvania, has been appointed U.S. attorney for the district of Alaska, taking the post held by Deborah Smith in an acting capacity since U.S. Attorney Tim Burgess resigned last year to take a seat on the U.S. District Court in Anchorage.
Attorney accuses police of illegally questioning 11-year-old (WIS-TV Columbia)
The attorney of an 11-year-old Sumter boy accused of armed robbery says the young boy's rights were violated.
Emlenton attorney charged with theft (The Derrick)
Authorities say James Hickey, 65, didn't pay for all the gas he pumped at Sheetz. Retail theft charges have been filed against an Emlenton attorney after he drove into a Franklin convenience store and didn't pay for all the gasoline he pumped.
TASER-gun victim's family hires lawyer (The Providence Journal)
WOONSOCKET -- The family of Timothy R. Picard Sr., who died after the Woonsocket police shot him twice with a TASER gun Sunday, has hired a lawyer and says it is looking for answers about his death.
LAWYER'S CRUEL CON (Daily Record)
A CROOKED lawyer who befriended a disabled client stole £70,000 from him, a court heard yesterday. Iain Catto, 41, gave up his job in 2002 and turned to stealing 59-year-old Francis Fleming's cash to fund his lavish lifestyle.
New school attorney is quite like Spike (St. Petersburg Times)
The School Board chooses Wes Bradshaw, 40, to replace its longtime attorney, who died earlier this year.
Hicks getting worse: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The US military lawyer for Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks says his client's condition has deteriorated.
Lawyer Ron draws No. 4 for St. Louis Derby (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron drew the No. 4 post position and is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday's $250,000-guaranteed St. Louis Derby at Fairmount Park, the richest thoroughbred race ever at the 81-year-old Collinsville track.
District Attorney corralling gang leaders (Daily Bulletin)
The District Attorney's Office has put more than 400 gang members in prison and racked up 21 convictions from jury trials since launching its gang unit last year, according to statistics released Tuesday.
Attorney disqualified in federal fraud case (Kansas City Star)
A federal judge has disqualified the attorney representing Kansas City area homebuilder F. Jeffrey Miller in a federal criminal case involving charges of bank fraud and money laundering.
Homatas attorney: No probable cause (The Courier News)
ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP — John Homatas' attorney argued this week that police did not have probable cause to arrest his client after the January crash that killed a passenger in his Jeep and a pregnant woman and her unborn child in another vehicle.