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Mills flies back to meet Diana lawyer (WENN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills flew back to the UK for a gruelling three-hour meeting with top divorce lawyer Anthony Julius yesterday to discuss legal proceedings.
Defense lawyer says he's off Phoenix serial shootings case (Mohave Valley News)
PHOENIX (AP) - The lawyer representing accused serial shooter Dale S. Hausner said Tuesday his office will no longer be involved in the case and has asked the judge to appoint a new defense team.
No CCTV footage to clear Corby: lawyer (The Age)
The lawyer of an Australian beautician convicted of drug smuggling in Indonesia said no closed circuit television footage had been obtained from Sydney airport that might clear his client.
Attorney poised to succeed incumbent (Sun-Sentinel)
Real estate broker and attorney Bob Kanjian appeared to land a decisive victory Tuesday in a nonpartisan race for a seat on the Palm Beach County School Board.
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.
Corby's lawyer says no CCTV footage from airport (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Indonesian lawyer of convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby says no closed circuit television (CCTV) footage had been obtained from Sydney airport that might clear his client.
Lawyer uses nuclear attack scenario in arguing for president's use of warrantless wiretaps (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
A government lawyer used a dramatic scenario of a nuclear attack on Washington to illustrate his arguments Tuesday in defense of President Bush's
Sharpton endorses Andrew Cuomo in attorney general's race (WCAX 3)
NEW YORK The Reverend Al Sharpton is endorsing Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the race for New York state attorney general.
Sharpton Endorses Cuomo For Attorney General (CBS 2 New York)
The Reverend Al Sharpton is endorsing Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the race for New York state attorney general. The civil rights activist gave his support to the former federal housing secretary just before Wednesday's debate in Manhattan involving the Democratic candidates seeking the party's nomination to run in the November election.
King drops attorney general bid; Cuomo faces claim (The Buffalo News)
ALBANY - The increasingly bitter Democratic primary for state attorney general lost one of its contenders Tuesday, the same day that questions were raised about the dealings of front-runner Andrew Cuomo with a wealthy real estate developer.
U.S. Attorney General Discusses Terror Prosecutions (NPR)
Morning Edition , September 6, 2006 · Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spoke with reporters Tuesday about how the administration makes decisions on prosecutions in the war on terror.
U.S. Attorney General Discusses Terror Prosecutions (NPR)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spoke with reporters Tuesday about how the administration makes decisions on prosecutions in the war on terror. At the news briefing, he explained why al-Qaida co-conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui was charged in a criminal court, while other terrorism suspects were not. Ari Shapiro reports.
U.S. Attorney General Discusses Terror Prosecutions (NPR)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales spoke with reporters Tuesday about how the administration makes decisions on prosecutions in the war on terror. At the news briefing, he explained why al-Qaida co-conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui was charged in a criminal court, while other terrorism suspects were not. Ari Shapiro reports.
Lawyer for Livedoor CEO Alleges Frame-Up (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The chief lawyer for a high-profile Japanese Internet entrepreneur on trial for charges of inflating his company's earnings accused prosecutors on Wednesday of framing his client to exploit his celebrity status and boost their own careers.
Stabbing case a tragedy, defence lawyer says (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
The lawyer representing an 18-year-old St. John's man accused of killing his brother last week describes the case as a tragedy.
Hewlett faces US attorney probe (BBC News)
A US attorney general is investigating methods used by Hewlett Packard to spy on senior members of staff.
Attorney: Texas' Brown passes university drug test (ESPN)
Texas cornerback Tarell Brown has tested negative on a drug screening for cocaine and marijuana administered by the university, his attorney Jamie Balagia, told ESPN's Joe Schad on Wednesday.
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 slams reports of HIV asylum seekers (Independent Online)
Reports that a group of South African women infected with HIV are among 150 delegates of last month's international Aids conference seeking refugee status in Canada may be misleading, according to a lawyer for some of the women.
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.
Lawyer intends to file lawsuit in fatal bus crash (Capital News 9)
The lawyer for at least two survivors in last week's deadly bus crash on the Northway plans to file a lawsuit this week.
Lawyer: UT cornerback passed drug test (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Texas cornerback Tarell Brown passed a voluntary drug test administered in the aftermath of Monday’s arrest, Brown’s lawyer said Wednesday
Jackon must pay for ex-wife's attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Jackson must pay $60,000 in attorney fees for his ex-wife as she pursues a custody case against the pop superstar, a judge ordered Wednesday.
Attorney: Ralph Sampson to plead guilty (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former NBA and Virginia star Ralph Sampson has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and serve two months in jail, his attorney said Wednesday.
Glendening backs Simms for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Candidate picks up endorsement, criticizes rival Gansler for recent comments Attorney general candidate Stuart Simms picked up an endorsement today from former Gov. Parris Glendening and criticized his primary rival, Douglas Gansler, for comments Gansler recently made about his reprimand by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Jackson must pay for ex-wife's attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Jackson must pay $60,000 in attorney fees for his ex-wife as she pursues a custody case against the pop superstar, a judge ordered Wednesday.
Man Accused Of Kidnapping Attorney Indicted (NBC 13 Birmingham)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- An ex-convict accused of kidnapping a Birmingham attorney at gunpoint during the summer has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Jackson must pay for ex-wife's attorney (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Jackson must pay $60,000 in attorney fees for his ex-wife as she pursues a custody case against the pop superstar, a judge ordered Wednesday.
Attorney: Ralph Sampson to Plead Guilty (Washington Post)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Former NBA and Virginia star Ralph Sampson has agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and serve two months in jail, his attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney general should be above politics (Gazette.Net)
The writer is counsel and policy director of the Scott Rolle for Attorney General campaign.
Glendening backs Simms for attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Candidate picks up endorsement, criticizes rival Gansler for recent comments Attorney general candidate Stuart Simms picked up an endorsement today from former Gov. Parris Glendening and criticized his primary rival, Douglas Gansler, for comments Gansler recently made about his reprimand by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Jackson Must Pay for Ex-Wife's Attorney (ABC News)
Michael Jackson Must Pay $60,000 for Ex-Wife's Attorney in Los Angeles Custody Case
Football: UT cornerback's drug test negative, lawyer says (San Antonio Express News)
AUSTIN — Texas cornerback Tarell Brown tested negative for drug use the day of his arrest on misdemeanor marijuana charges, his lawyer said.
Football: UT cornerback's drug test negative, lawyer says (San Antonio Express News)
AUSTIN — Texas cornerback Tarell Brown tested negative for drug use the day of his arrest on misdemeanor marijuana charges, his lawyer said.
NY Attorney General Spitzer to drop some civil charges against AIG's Greenberg (Canadian Business)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has dropped two of six civil charges against former American International Group (NYSE:AIG) CEO Maurice (Hank) Greenberg, a top Spitzer lawyer confirmed Wednesday.
Prominent Toronto lawyer gets 15 months in jail (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A prominent Toronto lawyer and political insider has been sentenced to 15 months in jail after pleading guilty last month to money laundering and theft.
Jackson must pay for ex-wife's attorney (USA Today)
Michael Jackson must pay $60,000 in attorney fees for his ex-wife as she pursues a custody case against the pop superstar, a judge ordered Wednesday. He did not rule on whether to grant Deborah Rowe visitation rights to the couple's children, Prince Michael and Paris.
Attorney: Longhorns' Brown passed drug test (Sports Illustrated)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Suspended Texas cornerback Tarell Brown passed a drug test after he was arrested on misdemeanor drug and weapon charges, his attorney's office said Wednesday.
Tension Shows in Attorney General Debate (New York Times)
In the debate between the Democratic candidates for attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo struck back amid Mark Green’s barrage of criticism.
Lawyer: No jail for Noe in donation case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent GOP fundraiser who pleaded guilty to funneling $45,000 to President Bush's re-election campaign should be sentenced to community service instead of prison time, his lawyer said Wednesday.
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.
Feds add to charges against suspect in Birmingham lawyer's kidnap (WTVM 9)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. An indictment unsealed today shows that a man facing state charges of kidnapping, robbing and raping a Birmingham lawyer will also face federal charges.
Jackson must pay ex-wife's attorney fees (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Jackson must pay $60,000 in attorney fees for his ex-wife as she pursues a custody case against the pop superstar, a judge ordered Wednesday.
Lawyer for fallen Japanese Internet mogul accuses prosecutors of frame-up (Sydney Morning Herald)
The chief lawyer for a high-profile Japanese Internet entrepreneur on trial on charges of inflating his company's earnings is accusing prosecutors of framing his client. -
New York Attorney General Drops Some Civil Charges Against Former AIG Execs (SmartPros Accounting)
Sept. 7, 2006 (Associated Press) New York's attorney general has dropped two of six civil charges against former American International Group Chief Executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and another former executive of the company, a top attorney for the prosecutor said Wednesday.
Jackson Must Pay Ex-Wife's Attorney Fees (ABC News)
Michael Jackson Ordered to Pay $60,000 in LA Custody Case for Ex-Wife's Attorney Fees
Former Tenn. attorney for wife's murder (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former Nashville attorney convicted of killing his wife and plotting to kill her parents was sentenced Wednesday to 56 years in prison.
City Lawyer Says Voters Should Not Decide Education Policy (The New York Sun)
A city lawyer told an appellate court yesterday that local voters should have no direct say in budgetary decisions involving the city school system. "There simply is no room for local legislation" on matters of educational policy, the attorney, Alan Krams, said. The legal dispute stems from an effort by a coalition, including the United Federation of Teachers, to require that a portion of school
Lawyer: Jones case exposes flaws of drug-testing system (USA Today)
While Marion Jones was exonerated with a negative "B" or confirmation sample Wednesday, the drug testing-system suffered a damaging blow to its credibility, according to Jones' lawyer. The system again failed to produce an EPO confirmation on a major track and field star. It has happened before, including in 2003 with then-Kenyan and current U.S. middle-distance runner Bernard Lagat.
Union Appoints Lawyer, Adds Organizing Chief (Los Angeles Times)
The Screen Actors Guild has appointed a new top lawyer and an organizing chief.