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Lawyer Says He's Not Sure John Ramsey Will Ever Speak to Media Again (WTOL News 11)
BOULDER, COLORADO (AP) -- An arrest that should have brought relief to the family of JonBenet Ramsey has instead unleashed an onslaught of unwelcome attention that incensed the father of the 6-year-old who was found brutally slain a decade ago, a longtime family lawyer said Saturday.
Legarda lawyer testifies to ‘ballot switching’ (INQ7.net)
FORMER senator Loren Legarda’s lawyer became the first witness to testify that 2004 election returns (ERs) stored in the House of Representatives were allegedly altered.
Tight race for DFL's attorney general nod (Pioneer Press)
Minnesota's Democratic voters will pick their attorney general candidate Sept. 12 from three contenders — all promising to represent the powerless, all pledging to aggressively police health care companies and all vowing to crack down on lawbreakers, whether the offenders wear gang colors or pinstripe suits.
Gloves are off in race for county state's attorney: Nolan, Kelly squaring off (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BARRE - Few of the season's electoral races offer as compelling a backdrop as the one that frames the Republican primary for Washington County State's Attorney. ... - By Peter Hirschfeld Times Argus Staff
Chinese researcher for NY Times to appeal: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese researcher for the New York Times who was sentenced to three years jail for fraud will contest the conviction after having beat a separate charge of illegally leaking state secrets, his lawyer said on Monday.
Attorney sentenced on child-porn charges (Lake Sun Leader)
JEFFERSON CITY - An attorney who has practiced around the lake area was sentenced in federal court yesterday for possessing and attempting to distribute child pornography.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
U.S. Attorney confirms departure (Knoxville News Sentinal)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Despite allegations of age discrimination against veteran attorneys, departing U.S. Attorney Jim Vines said he's proud of the work his office has done and that the number of attorneys working under him have increased since his appointment four years ago.
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State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Women's Rights Lawyer Quits, Says She Feels Threatened (Deutsche Welle)
A prominent Berlin women's rights lawyer and critic of Islam has closed her practice, saying her life is in danger and the state has failed to protect her.
Attorney: Saudi will admit some charges in domestic servant case (Boston Globe)
A Saudi Arabian princess charged with forcing two Indonesia woman to be her domestic servants and violating immigration laws will admit to some of the charges, her attorney said.
Prosecutors Seek Long Prison Term For Lawyer In Terror Case (WNBC)
NEW YORK -- Seeking a 30-year prison term for a lawyer convicted of supplying information to terrorists, prosecutors argued the attorney engaged for more than two years in "extremely dangerous and devious" conduct to help an Egyptian terrorist leader communicate with followers despite U.S. efforts to silence him.
Lawyer Says He's Not Sure John Ramsey Will Ever Speak to Media Again (WTOL News 11)
BOULDER, COLORADO (AP) -- An arrest that should have brought relief to the family of JonBenet Ramsey has instead unleashed an onslaught of unwelcome attention that incensed the father of the 6-year-old who was found brutally slain a decade ago, a longtime family lawyer said Saturday.
Lawyer wants public hearings on Bolante case (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Lawyer Harry Roque is petitioning a US court to open to the public the court hearings on ex-agriculture official Jocelyn Bolante's immigration case, ANC reported Monday.
Lawyer Says He's Not Sure John Ramsey Will Ever Speak to Media Again (WTOL News 11)
BOULDER, COLORADO (AP) -- An arrest that should have brought relief to the family of JonBenet Ramsey has instead unleashed an onslaught of unwelcome attention that incensed the father of the 6-year-old who was found brutally slain a decade ago, a longtime family lawyer said Saturday.
Regn of power of attorney: Sale of property (Central Chronicle)
The state government has made registration of power of attorney compulsory from September one. Now, a person having power of attorney will only be able to sell his property when his power of attorney has been registered.
Sanders sworn in as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Tyree Irving conducted the swearing-in ceremony to install Everett T. Sanders as new city attorney for Natchez on Tuesday.
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.
Judge declines Airbus' bid to axe lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A District of Columbia Superior Court judge has shelved efforts by Airbus to disqualify Boeing Co. lawyers from working on a contentious trade dispute.
Mortgage fraud scheme gets Greenville lawyer a prison sentence (WIS News 10 Columbia)
(Columbia) September 1, 2006 - Last March, a Greenville lawyer admitted he sent false loan documents to residential mortgage lenders in the Upstate. Now Alex J. Newton has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison.
Mortgage fraud scheme gets Greenville lawyer a prison sentence (WIS News 10 Columbia)
(Columbia) September 1, 2006 - Last March, a Greenville lawyer admitted he sent false loan documents to residential mortgage lenders in the Upstate. Now Alex J. Newton has been sentenced to 41 months in federal prison.
Defense Lawyer Says Sentence Is Too Severe (WMTW Auburn)
A Turner man faces at least five years in federal prison for blowing up a soda machine. His lawyer says the penalty "is way out of proportion for the nature of the crime."
Investigators: Possible Arson at South Tahoe Lawyer's Home (KRNV)
Fire officials are investigating whether a possible explosion and blaze that destroyed a prominent defense lawyer's home in South Lake Tahoe was an accident or arson.
Attorney: Saudi will admit some charges in domestic servant case (The MetroWest Daily News)
BOSTON -- A Saudi Arabian princess charged with forcing two Indonesia woman to be her domestic servants and violating immigration laws will admit to some of the charges, her attorney said.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Controversial U.S. attorney to leave post (Knoxville News Sentinal)
NASHVILLE - Despite allegations of age discrimination against veteran attorneys, departing U.S. Attorney Jim Vines said he's proud of the work his office has done and that the number of attorneys working under him has increased since his appointment four years ago.
Attorney: Saudi will admit some charges in domestic servant case (The Jakarta Post)
BOSTON (AP): A Saudi Arabian princess charged with forcing two Indonesia woman to be her domestic servants and violating immigration laws will admit to some of the charges, her attorney said.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Sanders sworn in as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Tyree Irving conducted the swearing-in ceremony to install Everett T. Sanders as new city attorney for Natchez on Tuesday.
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.
GOP attorney general candidates tend to agree (Wisconsin State Journal)
Of the relatively few differences between the two Republicans in next week's state attorney general primary, there's one that voters may never hear about from the candidates.
Calif. lawyer to take over Karr case (Rocky Mountain News)
John Mark Karr, exonerated as a suspect in the slaying of JonBenet Ramsey, has asked a San Francisco lawyer to represent him as he awaits extradition to California to face child-pornography charges.
Pittsfield man accused of rape hires new attorney (WRGB)
(Pittsfield, MASS - AP) - A Pittsfield man accused of raping a Dalton woman with two other men and videotaping the attack nearly eight years ago has hired a new attorney.
Terror lawyer could get life behind bars (New York Daily News)
A civil rights lawyer convicted of helping a notorious terrorist client is frightened at the prospect of spending the rest of her life behind bars, one of her attorneys said yesterday.
N.Y. prosecutors want lawyer punished (AP via Yahoo! News)
Prosecutors seeking a 30-year prison term for a lawyer convicted of aiding terrorists have called her behavior "flagrant abuse of her profession" ahead of next month's sentencing hearing.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Terror sheik's lawyer fears life in jail (Contra Costa Times)
A civil rights lawyer convicted of helping a notorious terrorist client is frightened at the prospect of spending the rest of her life behind bars, one of her attorneys said Monday.
Attorney general race is low-key (Oakland Press)
In the Nov. 7 race for attorney general, it may be difficult for incumbent Republican Mike Cox and Democratic challenger Amos Williams to get voters to notice them.
New city attorney's agreement before council (Times-Standard)
EUREKA -- The City Council will look Tuesday at authorizing an agreement with its new city attorney. Sheryl Schaffner, a part-time judge pro tem in Sacramento and former Davis councilwoman, was selected to replace City Attorney David Tranberg.
Lawyer defends clients in Katrina nursing home deaths (WIS News 10 Columbia)
Their lawyer says the owners of a Louisiana nursing home are being unfairly blamed for the deaths of 34 patients during Hurricane Katrina. James Cobb says he has new information, which he will present Tuesday, that will rebut the 34 negligent homicide charges filed against the owners of St. Rita's Nursing Home.
N.Y. Prosecutors Want Lawyer Punished (ABC News)
Prosecutors Seek Long Prison Term for Civil Rights Lawyer Convicted in N.Y. Terrorism Case
Lawyer defends clients in Katrina deaths (KPLC)
NEW ORLEANS Their lawyer says the owners of a Louisiana nursing home are being unfairly blamed for the deaths of 34 patients during Hurricane Katrina.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
Tallahassee· State investigators have issued a scathing report on how South Florida's top appellate lawyer for Death Row inmates handles his office and taxpayer dollars.
Poll: One-fourth of voters undecided in state attorney general's race (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
ALBUQUERQUE A survey of 674 registered voters statewide finds 26 percent of them are undecided when it comes to the race for New Mexico attorney general. The poll...
Attorney: Clients scapegoats in Katrina nursing home deaths (CNN.com)
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AP) -- The owners of a nursing home where 34 people died in Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters are being unfairly blamed for the failings of the Louisiana and federal governments, the owners' defense attorney said.
Lawyer defends clients in Katrina deaths (WRIC 8)
NEW ORLEANS Their lawyer says the owners of a Louisiana nursing home are being unfairly blamed for the deaths of 34 patients during Hurricane Katrina.
Prosecutors seek long prison term for lawyer in terrorism case (WRIC 8)
NEW YORK Prosecutors say a lawyer convicted of supplying information to terrorists deserves a 30-year prison sentence.
Microsoft Appoints New Top Lawyer to Tackle EC (RedNova)
Microsoft Corp has appointed a new in-house lawyer to handle cases in EMEA, including its ongoing antitrust spat with the European Commission. The company has promoted from within, handing the role to Erich Andersen who has been a part of Microsoft's in-house legal team since 1995.
Lawyer: New information says nursing home owners not responsible for deaths (WWL-TV New Orleans)
The lawyer for the owners of St. Rita's Nursing Home, where 34 people died in Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters, planned to present new details Tuesday in defense of his clients who were charged with negligent homicide last September.