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Convicted Civil Rights Lawyer Faces NY Sentencing (CBS 2 New York)
The government seeks to have civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart sent to prison for what amounts to the rest of her life for a terrorism conviction. Stewart wants a judge to be lenient and see her as a well-intentioned lawyer who made a serious mistake.
Interim U.S. Attorney settles in to the job (Nashville City Paper)
Just before he left office, Jim Vines, who recently stepped down as Nashville’s U.S. Attorney, said one of his greatest accomplishments was building up the Nashville office to a point where it could handle another Tennessee Waltz-type investigation.
Prosecutors demand 2 yrs in prison for lawyer-lawmaker Nishimura (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ Prosecutors demanded Monday that the Osaka District Court sentence a House of Representatives member to two years in prison and fine him 1 million yen for allegedly lending his name as a lawyer for money in violation of the Lawyers Law.
Candidate's spouse addresses accusations (AP via Yahoo! News)
The husband of Republican state attorney general candidate Jeanine Pirro denies he had an affair last year, but he says he did seek the company of other women because he doesn't get enough attention from his wife, New York magazine reports.
China Charges a Lawyer With Inciting Subversion (New York Times)
The arrest is part of a crackdown on people who have sought to use China?s nascent legal system to limit the power of the state.
US civil rights lawyer to be sentenced for aiding Egyptian sheik convicted in terror plot (Khaleej Times)
NEW YORK - A judge is to decide on Monday whether to send a civil rights lawyer to prison for what could be the rest of her life for allegedly allowing an Egyptian sheik convicted in a terror plot to communicate with his followers.
China Arrests Human Rights Lawyer Who Criticized State (New York Times)
The arrest is part of a continuing crackdown on people who have sought to use China?s nascent legal system to limit the power of the state.
New City attorney sworn in on Tuesday (The Eureka Reporter)
The Eureka City Council will meet in a special session on Tuesday at 4 p.m. to administer the oath of office for City Attorney Sheryl Schaffner. A welcoming reception and refreshments will follow.
Firm places 'attorney coordinators' in Chile (BizJournals)
Although attorney Joseph I. Zumpano has his firm's representatives in Spain and Latin America on speed dial, he's quick to point out that Zumpano, Patricios & Winker, P.A. (ZP&W) does not practice law abroad.
Attorney Quits as Anna Nicole Smith's Counsel (WTOL News 11)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas says he's no longer working for the former centerfold. And Michael Scott says it's partly due to the fact that Smith decided to exchange vows with her boyfriend even before she'd made funeral arrangements for her son, Daniel.
Judge removes attorney (The Frisco Enterprise)
Judge Charles Sandoval, of the 380th District Court, removed 25-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane's court-appointed attorney because of lack of qualification guidelines on capital murder cases, court officials said.
Commissioner criticizes attorney over petitions (Miami Herald)
The political fight over Miami-Dade County's strong-mayor proposal turned into a personal fight over loyalty Tuesday when county Commissioner Natacha Seijas publicly blistered county attorney Murray Greenberg.
U.S. attorney job in D.C. goes to ex-S.D. prosecutor (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Oct. 16 (UNION-TRIBUNE): A former San Diego federal prosecutor has been named U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, taking over one of the busiest prosecutorial offices in the country.
Terror sheik's lawyer to learn fate today (New York Daily News)
Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart faces up to 30 years in prison when she is sentenced today for plotting to help a jailed blind Egyptian sheik send messages to his followers.
China Charges Lawyer Gao Zhisheng With Inciting Subversion (Bloomberg.com)
Oct. 16 (Bloomberg) -- China charged lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who accused the government of persecuting unauthorized religious groups, with inciting subversion, his defense attorney said.
Attorney general hopefuls trade barbs in debate (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Jeanine Pirro and Andrew Cuomo trade jabs in the first debate in the state attorney general's race.
Ask an attorney: Comp time or overtime pay? It depends (Orange County Register)
Ask an attorney: Comp time or overtime pay? It depends
Convicted lawyer faces prison sentence (AP via Yahoo! News)
Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart admits she zealously tried to save a blind Egyptian sheik from prison. Now a judge will determine whether she should join her former client behind bars.
Convicted Lawyer Faces Prison Sentence (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart admits she zealously tried to save a blind Egyptian sheik from prison.
Convicted civil rights lawyer Stewart faces New York sentencing (Newsday)
In a letter to the judge scheduled to sentence her Monday, civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart proclaimed "I am not a traitor."
NY Civil Rights Lawyer Scheduled for Sentencing (1010 WINS New York)
Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart is scheduled to be sentenced Monday.The 67-year-old has been convicted on terrorism charges for enabling a jailed Egyptian sheik to communicate with followers despite demands that he be isolated from the world.
Rooting out scandal key to attorney general race (The Southern Illinoisan)
SPRINGFIELD - Rooting out public corruption has become the central issue in the upcoming Illinois attorney general's race.
Missing FW lawyer found alive (Dallas Morning News)
A Fort Worth lawyer spent two nights in an embankment after his car plunged off a road before a good Samaritan found him alive Sunday morning in Palo Pinto County.
Rooting out scandal key to attorney general race (Southern Illinoisan)
SPRINGFIELD - Rooting out public corruption has become the central issue in the upcoming Illinois attorney general's race. As allegations of corruption have become a major issue in this year's gubernatorial race, how to handle it is bleeding into the attorney general contest.
Lawyer Faces Sentencing For Terrorist Support (CBS 2 New York)
Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart is scheduled to be sentenced Monday. The 67-year-old has already been convicted on terrorism charges for enabling a jailed Egyptian sheik to communicate with followers despite demands that he be isolated from the world. Prosecutors say she should get the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.
Blind sheik's lawyer faces sentencing (AP via Yahoo! News)
In a letter to the judge, civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart proclaimed "I am not a traitor."
Attorney Quits as Anna Nicole Smith's Counsel (WTOL News 11)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas says he's no longer working for the former centerfold. And Michael Scott says it's partly due to the fact that Smith decided to exchange vows with her boyfriend even before she'd made funeral arrangements for her son, Daniel.
Dade commissioner criticizes attorney over petitions (Miami Herald)
The political fight over Miami-Dade County's strong-mayor proposal turned into a personal fight over loyalty Tuesday when County Commissioner Natacha Seijas publicly blistered County Attorney Murray Greenberg.
State attorney general may go after Foxwoods over slots promotion (Norwich Bulletin)
MASHANTUCKET — A battle between the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal could intensify today after the monthly slot machine report from Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino is posted on the state Department of Special Revenue Web site.
Lawyer Faces Sentencing for Aiding Terrorists (NPR)
Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart will be sentenced in New York for aiding terrorists. Stewart was convicted last year of allowing her imprisoned client, the blind Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, to communicate with his followers by giving a press release to Reuters.
Attorney General To Study Cities' Rising Crime (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales offered no new crime-fighting initiatives Monday, promising only to study local crime rates in selected cities to see why homicides and other violent criminal activity is on the rise nationally.
Blind sheik's lawyer faces sentencing (AP via Yahoo! News)
In a letter to the judge, civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart proclaimed "I am not a traitor."
U.S. Attorney General wants study of cities' rising crime (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BOSTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales offered no new crime-fighting initiatives today, promising only to study local crime rates in selected cities to see why homicides and other violent criminal activity is on the rise nationally.
Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Honored by ABA for Juvenile Crime Program (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has been honored with the American Bar Association’s 2006 Hodson Award for Public Service, the agency said.
Attorney General Wants Study of U.S. Cities' Rising Crime Ra (Fox News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Monday promised to study crime rates in selected cities to see why homicides and other violent criminal activity is on the rise around the country.
Attorney: deputy shot armed gunman for fear of others getting hurt (Tucson Citizen)
The attorney for a Pima County Sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a home invasion suspect Saturday said the deputy fired several rounds at Manny Diaz, 19, because he was armed and headed for a densely packed residential neighborhood.
Radical US lawyer faces terrorism sentencing (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A radical US rights lawyer convicted of conspiring with terrorists by acting as a go-between for a jailed Egyptian cleric and his militant followers was due to be sentenced in New York.
Attorney General sues Johnston over open records law (WLNE-TV)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch sues Johnston authorities for allegedly violating the state's public records law. His office has filed a complaint in Providence Superior Court accusing Johnston officials of ignoring an information request filed by town resident Carmine Perrotti.
Regan Named Stateʼs Attorney for New London (New London Day)
Michael L. Regan, a lifelong resident of New London, was named state’s attorney for the New London Judicial District by the Criminal Justice Commission today. ...
Radical US lawyer gets jail term for terrorism conviction (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A radical US rights lawyer convicted of conspiring with terrorists by acting as a go-between for a jailed Egyptian cleric and his militant followers was sentenced to 28 months in jail.
Blind sheik's lawyer gets 28 months (AP via Yahoo! News)
Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced Monday to 28 months in prison on a terrorism charge for helping a client who plotted to blow up New York City landmarks communicate with his followers, a sentence far less than 30 years prosecutors wanted.
NYC civil rights lawyer gets prison for helping terrorists (USA Today)
Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced Monday to 28 months in prison on a terrorism charge for helping a client who plotted to blow up New York City landmarks communicate with his followers.
Sheik's lawyer gets nearly 2 1/2 years (AP via Yahoo! News)
A firebrand civil rights lawyer who has defended Black Panthers and anti-war radicals was sentenced Monday to nearly 2 1/2 years in prison — far less than the 30 years prosecutors wanted — for helping an imprisoned terrorist sheik communicate with his followers on the outside.
Lawyer Gets 28 Months For Aiding Terrorist (CBS News)
Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced to 28 months in prison on a terrorism charge for helping a client who plotted to blow up New York City landmarks communicate with his followers. Stewart, 67, had faced up to 30 years in prison.
Civil rights lawyer sentenced to prison (AP via Yahoo! News)
A firebrand civil rights lawyer who has defended Black Panthers and anti-war radicals was sentenced Monday to nearly 2 1/2 years in prison — far less than the 30 years prosecutors wanted — for helping an imprisoned terrorist sheik communicate with his followers on the outside.
US lawyer jailed on terror charge (BBC News)
US lawyer Lynne Stewart is jailed for 28 months on terror-related charges over passing on messages from a client.
Rahman Attorney Stewart Gets 28 Months in Prison (NPR)
Civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart is sentenced to 28 months in prison, despite facing a penalty of up to 30 years. Stewart was convicted in 2005 of aiding terrorists by allowing her imprisoned client, the blind Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman, to communicate with the outside world.
Rahman Attorney Stewart Gets 28 Months in Prison (NPR)
All Things Considered , October 16, 2006 · Civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart is sentenced to 28 months in prison, despite facing a penalty of up to 30 years.
Lawyer gets prison term for aiding jailed terrorist (International Herald Tribune)
Lynne Stewart, the lawyer who was charged as a terrorist for helping her client to communicate from prison with his followers, was sentenced Monday to 28 months in federal prison.
U.S. attorney subpoenas legislative records on Bryant (phillyburbs.com)
TRENTON, N.J. - The U.S. Attorney's Office has subpoenaed legislative records related to Sen. Wayne Bryant in what appears to be a widening investigation into the influential lawmaker.