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Lawyer defends clients in Katrina deaths (WALB News 10)
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 (WALB News 10)
NEW YORK Prosecutors say a lawyer convicted of supplying information to terrorists deserves a 30-year prison sentence.
Lawyer defends clients in Katrina deaths (KTRE-TV East Texas)
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.
Poll: One-fourth of voters undecided in state attorney general's race (ABC 7 El Paso)
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...
Civil rights lawyer faces long term prison term for aiding terrorists (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - 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...
King quits attorney general's race (Capital News 9)
The Democratic campaign for New York state attorney general has one less candidate. Charlie King has ended his campaign for the party's nomination for attorney general. He is throwing his support behind the campaign of former federal Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo.
Attorney general primary candidates prepare for final debate (Small Business Times)
Small Business Times readers and the general public are invited to attend debates among the Democratic and Republican candidates for Wisconsin attorney general on Wednesday, Sept. 6.
State High Court Decides Outcome of 1867 Race for District Attorney (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Volney E. Howard and Albert B. Chapman were combatants in the 1867 race for the post of district attorney of Los Angeles County, then held by Howard. The question as to which of these Democratic faithfuls won the election was ultimately decided by the state Supreme Court.
Lawyer For Lil Kim and Mike Tyson Dies (SOHH)
New York trial lawyer Mel Sachs, whose clients included Lil Kim and Mike Tyson, died Wednesday (August 30th) in Manhattan after a bout with pancreatic cancer. Visit SOHH.com for the complete story.
DFL attorney general candidates debate (Minnesota Public Radio)
Minnesota DFLers have three attorney general candidates to choose from when they vote in the primary election on Sept. 12. Steve Kelley, Bill Luther and Lori Swanson make their cases to the voters.
Attorney general asked for legal opinion on Blues reserves... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEN'-jum) is being asked for a legal opinion on the idea of premium refunds by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. The question comes from State Insurance Commissioner Jim Poolman. He says the Blues h
Heather emerges from 3-hour meeting with Diana lawyer (Daily Mail)
Striding out side by side, this is Heather Mills pictured for the first time with her lawyer - the man who famously represented Princess Diana. Eyes hidden beneath her trademark sunglasses, the 38-year-old activist emerged from an intense 3-hour legal consultation
Van Blaricum nominated for Pratt County attorney position (The Pratt Tribune)
Half of two key attorney positions for the city and county is expected to be filled by the end of the week.
Lawyer defends clients in Katrina deaths (KLAS)
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.
New Chief State's Attorney Sworn In (Eyewitness News 3 Hartford)
ROCKY HILL, Conn. -- The state of Connecticut swore in a new chief state's attorney Tuesday after criticism forced Christopher Morano to withdraw a reappointment bid.
San Francisco Attorney Appointed To Represent Karr (NBC 11 Bay Area)
John Mark Karr, who Colorado authorities declined to press charges against in the JonBenet Ramsey case, will be represented by San Francisco attorney Robert Amparan in a Sonoma county child pornography trial.
Arellano-Felix Attorney Wants Out Of Case (News 8 San Diego)
The defense attorney for alleged drug kingpin Javier Arellano-Felix wants out of the case.
Defense lawyer quits serial shootings case (KTVK Phoenix)
PHOENIX -- The lawyer for Serial Shooter suspect Dale Hausner says he's been taken off the case. Garrett Simpson tells The Associated Press today that Superior Court Judge James Keppel removed him as Hausner's lawyer.
Defense lawyer removed from 'Serial' case (The Arizona Republic)
The lawyer for Serial Shooter suspect Dale Hausner says he's been taken off the case.
Kevin Coe's lawyer seeks hearing delay (The Olympian)
SPOKANE - The lawyer for Kevin Coe is asking for a delay in Wednesday's hearing to determine if the man convicted of one of the rapes that terrorized Spokane's South Hill neighborhood a quarter-century ago should remain in custody.
Karr's Lawyer Wants Speedy Trial On Porn Charges (CBS 13 Sacramento)
John Mark Karr's new lawyer asked a Sonoma County judge on Tuesday to hear his client's case on child pornography charges as soon as possible.
Karr lawyer asks for speedy hearing (WAVY 10)
SANTA ROSA, Calif. The new lawyer for John Karr is asking a California judge to quickly hear the child-porn case against him.
Karr lawyer asks for speedy hearing (KTRE-TV East Texas)
SANTA ROSA, Calif. The new lawyer for John Karr is asking a California judge to quickly hear the child-porn case against him.
Karr lawyer asks for speedy hearing (KRON 4 Bay Area)
SANTA ROSA, Calif. The new lawyer for John Karr is asking a California judge to quickly hear the child-porn case against him.
Karr lawyer asks for speedy hearing (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
SANTA ROSA, Calif. The new lawyer for John Karr is asking a California judge to quickly hear the child-porn case against him. Karr was cleared last week in the JonBenet...
Karr lawyer asks for speedy hearing (KTVO-TV Kirksville)
SANTA ROSA, Calif. The new lawyer for John Karr is asking a California judge to quickly hear the child-porn case against him.
Karr lawyer asks for speedy hearing (ABC 7 El Paso)
SANTA ROSA, Calif. The new lawyer for John Karr is asking a California judge to quickly hear the child-porn case against him. Karr was cleared last week in the JonBenet...
Karr lawyer asks for speedy hearing (WALB News 10)
SANTA ROSA, Calif. The new lawyer for John Karr is asking a California judge to quickly hear the child-porn case against him.
Race For Worcester District Attorney Heats Up (WCVB TheBostonChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
For the first time in three decades, Worcester will have a new district attorney.
Clara Harris Blames Conviction On Attorney (KPRC Click2Houston.com via Yahoo! News)
The woman who ran over and killed her cheating husband in a Clear Lake hotel parking lot hired a new attorney and wants a new trial based on ineffective counsel from her high-profile trial attorney, George Parnham, KPRC Local 2 reported.
State report assails Florida's top appeals lawyer for Death Row inmates (Sun-Sentinel)
TallahasseeĀ· 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.
Karr's lawyer wants speedy trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for former JonBenet Ramsey slaying suspect John Mark Karr asked a Sonoma County judge on Tuesday to hear his client's case on child pornography charges as soon as possible.
Democrat Campbell easily wins attorney general nomination (The Palm Beach Post)
The race for Florida attorney general officially became a two-man contest Tuesday when Broward Democrat Walter ''Skip'' Campbell handily defeated a publicity-shy challenger.
Defense lawyer off serial shooter case (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer representing one of the men accused in the city's serial shootings said Tuesday his office will not be involved in the case and has asked the judge to appoint a new defense team. He would not say why.
Defense Lawyer Off Serial Shooter Case (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
The lawyer representing one of the men accused in the city's serial shootings said Tuesday his office will not be involved in the case and has asked the judge to appoint a new defense team.
Campbell wins Democratic nomination for attorney general (Sun-Sentinel)
MIAMI -- State Sen. Skip Campbell easily won the Democratic nomination Tuesday for attorney general over a little-known lawyer who did not campaign and raised almost no money.
Norfolk lawyer named to state Board of Corrections (The Virginian-Pilot)
RICHMOND - Peter G. Decker III of Norfolk has been appointed to the Virginia Board of Corrections. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine made the announcement Tuesday. Decker is a lawyer with Decker, Cardon, Thomas, . . .
Lawyer defends wiretapping program (AP via Yahoo! News)
A government lawyer used a dramatic scenario of a nuclear attack on Washington to illustrate his arguments Tuesday in defense of President Bush's warrantless wiretapping program.
Get To Know GOP Candidates For Attorney General (Channel 3000)
In the race for Wisconsin's Attorney General, two Republican candidates are vying for your vote.
Lawyer: sheriff's deputies used a Taser in arrests of Gatewood, Brown (Austin American-Statesman)
Two defensive backs suspended for game against Ohio State. The lawyer representing two suspended Texas football players said Travis County deputies unnecessarily used Tasers on Tarell Brown and Tyrell Gatewood before they were arrested early Monday morning.
Former top city lawyer opposes succession opinion (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The lawyer who served as Pittsburgh's solicitor throughout Mayor Tom Murphy's three terms disagreed yesterday with a city legal opinion that would give Mayor Luke Ravenstahl until 2009 before he faces the voters.
mary, Broward voters overwhelmingly chose Attorney General Charlie Crist, giving him more than 69 percent of the vote (Miami Herald)
mary, Broward voters overwhelmingly chose Attorney General Charlie Crist, giving him more than 69 percent of the vote. The election was relatively glitch-free, especially compared to 2002, the last time Broward voters went to polls in a primary election for governor.
Candidates for district attorney won't debate (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Waukesha - A planned debate in Waukesha County's hotly contested district attorney's race has been canceled after...
State Senate District 30: Attorney Deutch leads big-spending Slosberg (The Palm Beach Post)
Attorney Ted Deutch, who began his quest for the state Senate as a longshot and faced a staggering $2.9 million spending blitz by his opponent, was ahead in early returns Tuesday night in a bruising Democratic primary against state Rep. Irving Slosberg of Boca Raton.
Race for Attorney General Heats Up (The New York Sun)
The four-way Democratic contest for attorney general shrank yesterday when the one African-American candidate, Charlie King, dropped out and endorsed the front-runner, Andrew Cuomo. The announcement came as the Village Voice published a 4,100-word story concerning Mr. Cuomo's close relationship with a developer, Andrew Farkas, whom the federal government sued while he was secretary of housing and
Superlative use in attorney ads under review (The Star-Ledger)
Words like "best" and "super" are ubiquitous in ads. They're attached to everything from cars to cereal to coffee filters. So, it's only natural that lawyers would pick up the lingo to hock their own wares. Enter a pair of attorney-ranking lists "SuperLawyers" and "The Best Lawyers in America."
Attorney to pitch housing proposal (The State)
Offering affordable homes within new developments is rare in Columbia, but at least one local attorney wants to change that with The Village at Riverā€™s Edge.
Karr's lawyer wants quick trial (Los Angeles Daily News)
SANTA ROSA, Calif. - John Mark Karr's new lawyer asked a Sonoma County judge Tuesday to hear his client's case on child-pornography charges as soon as possible.
Campbell secures Democratic nomination for state attorney general (Sun-Sentinel)
Broward County legislator Walter G. "Skip" Campbell secured the Democratic nomination for state attorney general Tuesday night, beating a challenger who conceded the race well before half the state's voting precincts reported results.
Defense attorney wins in Broward Circuit Court race; others bound for runoffs (Sun-Sentinel)
Only one of three races for Broward Circuit Court judge was decided Tuesday night when veteran defense attorney Charlie Kaplan won the Group 6 seat, defeating former prosecutor Ken Padowitz.