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U.S. Attorney Larson Retiring (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
AP - U.S. Attorney Charles Larson Senior is stepping down. The 71-year-old prosecutor says he'll retired at the end of the year. He has served more than for 14 years as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, which includes 52 counties with offices in Cedar Rapids and Sioux City.
Attorney says Anna Nicole Smith supports probe of son's death (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
An attorney for Anna Nicole Smith says she supports a formal inquest into the death of her 20-year-old son.
Attorney In Jones Murder Trial Asks To Withdraw (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
The attorney representing Kent Jones, the man accused of murdering Linda Jensen of Big Lake Township in 1992, is asking to withdraw from the case, creating another setback in an already drawn out criminal process. More Crime News
Attorney says Anna Nicole Smith supports probe of son's death (Fox 6 News San Diego)
An attorney for Anna Nicole Smith says she supports a formal inquest into the death of her 20-year-old son.
Lawyer tries to punch holes in case linking Jaballah to terror (CNews)
TORONTO (CP) - The federal case against a suspected Egyptian terrorist who fears he'll be tortured if deported back to his homeland is "laughable" and "amounts to nothing," his lawyer argued Wednesday.
Attorney General Retiring (KWWL Iowa)
(AP) U-S Attorney Charles Larson Senior is stepping down. The 71-year-old prosecutor says he'll retired at the end of the year. He has served more than for 14 years as the U-S attorney for the Northern District of Iowa, which includes 52 counties with offices in Cedar Rapids and Sioux City.
Lawyer: Anna Nicole Smith Supports Probe (ABC News)
Anna Nicole Smith Supports Investigation of Adult Son's Death in Bahamas, Lawyer Says
Attorney says Anna Nicole Smith supports probe of son's death (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
NASSAU, Bahamas An attorney for Anna Nicole Smith says she supports a formal inquest into the death of her 20-year-old son. Daniel Smith died Sunday while visiting...
Attorney says Anna Nicole Smith supports probe of son's death (WAVY 10)
NASSAU, Bahamas An attorney for Anna Nicole Smith says she supports a formal inquest into the death of her 20-year-old son.
How to Hire a Lawyer in Brazil Part 3 (Gringoes)
By Jose Santiago Here is the third and final part of Jose's article, with advice on hiring a lawyer in Brazil. To read the previous parts click the relevant link at the end of the article.
Refco bank lenders to get repaid in full-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Bank lenders to bankrupt brokerage Refco Inc. will get repaid in full except for default interest, a lawyer for the trustee for Refco Capital Markets said on Thursday.
U.S. attorney Larson announces retirement (The Des Moines Register)
U.S. Attorney Charles Larson Sr. announced Thursday that he will retire at the end of year. Larson, 71, has served 14 years at the U.S. attorney for...
Drug mule Rush's lawyer hopeful (The Australian)
THE lawyer for Bali Nine drug mule Scott Rush said he is optimistic his client will not get the death sentence.
Rush's appeal chances hopeful: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
The lawyer for Bali Nine drug mule Scott Rush says he's optimistic his client will not get the death sentence. -
Lawyer insists injured trainee fired (ABC via Yahoo!7 Finance)
A lawyer has rejected a claim by Warrnambool Abattoirs that a trainee was not sacked after a workplace accident.
Lawyer insists injured trainee fired (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer has rejected a claim by Warrnambool Abattoirs that a trainee was not sacked after a workplace accident. Aaron Willis fell at the Midfield Meats factory and received medical treatment at the Warrnambool hospital last year.
Attorney named to DSU board (The News Journal)
Retired Wilmington attorney Charles McDowell today joined the Delaware State University Board of Trustees, filling a seat that has been vacant for more than a year. With his appointment, plus the swearing-in of two new board members appointed by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner and the reappointment of two members whose terms expired in August, the 17-member board has only one empty seat remaining. That
Lawyer: Anna Nicole Smith Supports Probe (ABC News)
Anna Nicole Smith Supports Investigation of Adult Son's Death in Bahamas, Lawyer Says
Lawyer says Karr will fight porn charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
John Mark Karr, the one-time suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey case, plans to fight 5-year-old misdemeanor child pornography charges he faces in California, his defense lawyer said Thursday.
FCC media study was destroyed, lawyer says (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
WASHINGTON -- A government agency ordered staff to destroy a draft study at odds with media ownership arguments made in 2003, a former agency lawyer says. The study suggested allowing a company to own more than one TV station in a market would hurt local broadcast news coverage.
Anna Nicole Smith and lawyer cleared to leave Bahamas (Reuters.co.uk)
NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) - Anna Nicole Smith and the lawyer who was with her when her son died in her Bahamian hospital room are free to leave the islands, police said on Thursday.
Developer wants attorney recused (The Warren Reporter)
BELVIDERE -- William Krame, developer for Kasson Belvidere LLC, told council that attorney Brian Smith should excuse himself from giving then further advice pertaining to The Summit, an active adult community Krame plans to build off Manunkachunk Road.
Walsh, Sutter exchange jabs in district attorney race (The Providence Journal)
The newspaper ad from 1990 shows Bristol County District Attorney candidate Paul Walsh promising, if elected, that he "will stop the practice of plea bargaining with drug traffickers. I will never offer a deal to a drug trafficker."
Attorney says Anna Nicole Smith supports probe of son's death (KTRE-TV East Texas)
NASSAU, Bahamas An attorney for Anna Nicole Smith says she supports a formal inquest into the death of her 20-year-old son.
City appoints interim attorney (Whittier Daily news)
MONTEBELLO - John P. Pringle will become the city's new interim city attorney, replacing Marco Martinez, who was fired last month, the Montebello City Council has decided.
Defense attorney trying to keep shooting suspect out of prison (Lahontan Valley News)
The defense attorney for a Fallon man accused in a June shooting on Regan Place that injured four people objects to a parole and probation report that recommends his client serve prison time for the alleged crime.
Karr will fight old child porn charges, his lawyer says (St. Petersburg Times)
SANTA ROSA - John Mark Karr, the onetime suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey case, plans to fight 5-year-old misdemeanor child pornography charges he faces in California, his defense lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: FCC Destroyed Report (Hartford Courant)
It Suggests That Concentrated Media Ownership Hurts Local TV News Coverage The Federal Communications Commission ordered its staff to destroy all copies of a draft study that suggested that greater concentration of media ownership would hurt local TV news coverage, a former lawyer at the agency says.
Capeless for district attorney (Berkshire Eagle)
The campaign for district attorney fought by incumbent David Capeless and challenger Judith Knight has been a healthy one for Berkshire County, bringing complex issues of crime and punishment before voters.
Attorney general backs gay-marriage ban (Daily Press)
The legal opinion issued by Bob McDonnell, who as a delegate backed the proposed constitutional amendment, leaves Gov. Kaine unconvinced. Attorney General Bob McDonnell ruled Thursday that a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage wouldn't open a Pandora's box of trouble for unmarried couples, gay or straight, thus taking aim at critics who say the measure is dangerously vague.
Lawyer: Green candidate's Senate petition is invalid (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate has too few valid signatures to qualify for the Nov. 7 ballot, a lawyer for state Democrats told a judge yesterday.
Attorney General to speak at Internet crime conference (KSHB-TV Kansas City)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez speaks Thursday in Kansas City at a conference to combat Internet crime against children.
Iowa City lawyer facing sanctions (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
An Iowa City lawyer involved in a racial discrimination lawsuit that was dismissed last week because he missed deadlines has been fined and is temporarily barred from litigating cases in federal court, a magistrate judge ordered.
Drug charges get lawyer suspended (Yakima Herald-Republic)
A Yakima lawyer and expert on elder law has been suspended for two years following his conviction on drug possession charges, the Washington State Bar announced.
Group honors Montgomery attorney (Montgomery Advertiser)
Montgomery attorney Will O'Rear is the recipient of the National Alliance for Mental Illness Friend of the Court Award.
Lawyer for jailed activists in Zimbabwe says police promise medical help after assaults (Boston Herald)
A lawyer for imprisoned labor leaders who tried to stage anti-government protests said yesterday police had acknowledged several needed medical attention after being assaulted during the thwarted demonstrations. ...
Sparks fly in attorney general debate (CentralOhio.com)
NEWARK - State Sen. Marc Dann and State Auditor Betty Montgomery got into a spirited discussion about political corruption during a debate between the state attorney general candidates.
Attorney general sues Kalypso’s (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
Attorney General Steve Carter has sued a now-closed Internet consignment store that had done business in Allen County.
Convicted pedophile's court files sent to Toronto lawyer (Canada.com)
REGINA - A copy of the evidence the Crown has compiled against alleged kidnapper and pedophile Peter Whitmore will be sent to Toronto lawyer Daniel Brodsky.
City Attorney Seeks Monetary Damages (WLUC TV 6)
Former Marquette City Attorney Bonnie Hoff has decided to continue her legal battle against the city to get her job back. This is after the city commission decided not to reinstate her earlier this week while the Michigan Municipal League appeals the court ruling.
Attorney says Anna Nicole Smith sedated after son's death (WIS News 10 Columbia)
Her attorney says Anna Nicole Smith frantically tried to revive her son and finally had to be sedated after he died.
Convicted pedophile's court files sent to Toronto lawyer (Vancouver Province)
REGINA - A copy of the evidence the Crown has compiled against alleged kidnapper and pedophile Peter Whitmore will be sent to Toronto lawyer Daniel Brodsky.
FCC lawyer says agency ordered media study destroyed (Houston Chronicle)
The Federal Communications Commission ordered its staff to destroy all copies of a draft study that suggested greater concentration of media ownership would hurt local TV news coverage, a former lawyer at the agency says.
Sparks fly in attorney general debate (CentralOhio.com)
NEWARK - State Senator Marc Dann and State Auditor Betty Montgomery got into a spirited discussion about political corruption during Wednesday's debate between the state attorney general candidates.
Lawyer asks to be taken off case (Charleston Daily Mail)
A lawyer for the man charged with killing and sexually assaulting 2-year-old Logan Goodall has asked to withdraw from the case. David Moye, a Winfield lawyer appointed to defend Michael Kent Merrifield in the Goodall case, asked a judge this week to let him off the case.
Pelo attorney: Handcuffs in jail unnecessary (Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- A Bloomington Police sergeant accused of raping four women should not have to wear handcuffs when he meets with his lawyer, his defense attorney said Friday.
Attorney General candidates differ on priorities (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Attorney general candidates from the three major parties squared off in their first debate Friday morning, and Republican candidate Rep. Jeff Johnson of Plymouth lost no time in criticizing the way incumbent DFLer Mike Hatch has handled the job during the past two terms. While not naming Hatch specifically, Johnson said repeatedly that the attorney general has "all but ignored" the public safety
Attorney general subpoenas secretary of state's records (WTVM 9)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Attorney General Troy King has subpoenaed state records and banking records involving Secretary of State Nancy Worley, who calls it a Republican attempt to smear her in an election year.
Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer will consult with private pathologist in death of her son (Whittier Daily news)
Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer has been authorized to bring in a private pathologist to perform a second autopsy on her son, the head coroner in the Bahamas said today.
Smith's Lawyer Authorized To Bring In Private Pathologist In Death Of Son (ABC 13 Toledo)
NASSAU, Bahamas, September 15, 2006 - The head coroner in the Bahamas said Friday she has authorized Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer to bring in a private pathologist to perform a second autopsy on her son.