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Valley Notary Public Sued by Texas Attorney General (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
The Texas attorney general sues a Starr County woman accused of providing illegal immigration services to customers.
Bellevue Attorney Charged With Indecent Exposure And Stalking (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
Jeb Elvin Burgess, a 41-year-old Bellevue attorney, pleaded not guilty to three counts of indecent exposure and one count of stalking in court Monday morning.
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.
Race for Attorney General Gets Personal (KSNT Topeka)
Let the mudslinging begin. The race for Attorney General heated up today when the Phill Kline Campaign tried to link a scandal to opponent Paul Morrison.
Lawyer Sentenced for Aiding Terrorist Client (Washington Post)
NEW YORK, Oct. 16 -- Lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced Monday to 28 months in prison for helping a terrorist client communicate with his followers, a far less severe sentence than the 30 years sought by federal prosecutors.
Transit Attorney Sues Over Age Discrimination (The New York Sun)
A Harvard-educated attorney for the transit authority filed suit against his employer for promoting a younger and less experienced attorney instead of him. The lawyer, Patrick Leach, has the title executive agency counsel and holds one of the top jobs in the legal office at the New York City Transit Authority. In 2004, Mr. Leach wanted to become chief of the transit authority's Bronx litigation
Defense Attorney Stewart Gets 26-Month Sentence (Law.com)
Veteran defense attorney Lynne Stewart cried tears of relief Monday as a federal judge ordered her to serve a dramatically lower sentence than prosecutors had requested for her conviction on providing material support to a terrorist conspiracy.
Attorney general says county can’t collect bus fee (The State)
RICHLAND COUNTY Richland County doesn’t have the authority to collect a fee for public transit, according to an attorney general’s opinion issued Monday.
Lawyer gets light sentence for aiding terrorist leader (Denver Post)
A firebrand civil-rights lawyer who has defended Black Panthers and anti-war activists 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.
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.
Defense Attorney Stewart Gets 26-Month Sentence (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Defense attorney Lynne Stewart cried tears of relief Monday as a federal judge ordered her to serve 28 months behind bars, a dramatically lower sentence than the 30 years that prosecutors had requested for her conviction on providing material support to a terrorist conspiracy.
Attorney to continue anti-abuse campaign (Pioneer Press)
A St. Paul attorney detained in Mexico last month and recently barred from the country says he will not be silenced in his attempt to help Hispanic victims of clergy sex abuse.
Mall shooter's latest attorney begs off case (Tacoma News Tribune)
Tacoma Mall gunman Dominick S. Maldonado has another new attorney, but he's not saying why.
Germany probes abuse of ex-Guantanamo inmate: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Germany is investigating claims by a Turkish man with German residency who says he was abused by German soldiers in Afghanistan before being sent to the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison camp, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Judge lenient with civil rights lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart arrived at her sentencing packed for prison. With medication, books and a pair of sweat pants, she was prepared to begin a stay that could have stretched for 30 years.
Valley Notary Public Sued by Texas Attorney General (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
The Texas attorney general sues a Starr County woman accused of providing illegal immigration services to customers.
Lawyer gets prison for aiding sheik (Chicago Tribune)
28-month term for Stewart as judge spurns prosecutors, lauds her years of public service Lynne Stewart, the 67-year-old rights lawyer who spent a lifetime helping unpopular defendants and political causes, was sentenced Monday to 28 months in prison for helping an imprisoned Egyptian sheik unlawfully communicate with followers.
Saddam co-defendant lawyer not in court (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defendant in Saddam Hussein's Kurdish genocide trial told the court Tuesday that his lawyer wanted to end his boycott of the trial, but when the judge summoned the attorney, he failed to appear.
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.
Council hires another attorney (phillyburbs.com)
Bristol Township Council members Anna Rogers, Tina Davis and John Monahan have hired another attorney to advise them in their dispute with the mayor and the township manager.
Saddam Co-Defendant Lawyer Not in Court (ABC News)
Lawyer for Saddam Co-Defendant Fails to Show in Court As Genocide Trial Resumes
Lawyer gets 28 months in prison in terrorism case (International Herald Tribune)
NEW YORK: Lynne Stewart, a lawyer who was charged as a terrorist for helping a client communicate from prison, has been sentenced to 28 months in federal prison, far less than the 30 years the government had sought.
Attorney general candidates go toe-to-toe here (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Attorney General candidates Jeanine Pirro and Andrew Cuomo went toe-to-toe this morning in an hour-long debate at WXXI-TV's studio in Rochester
Attorney General offers tips for handling identity fraud, theft (News Democrat & Leader)
Attorney General Greg Stumbo has issued a consumer alert to veterans and their families following receipt of information from the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs of a phone scam targeting veterans returning from duty.
U.S. attorney in Los Angeles to leave post for private law firm (Los Angeles Daily News)
LOS ANGELES - Debra Wong Yang, U.S. attorney for California's central district, is resigning to take a job with a high-profile private law firm. Yang is expected to leave Nov. 10 for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she will serve as co-chair of the firm's crisis management practice group.
Attorney questions corpsman’s testimony (Navy Times)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — A defense attorney for a Marine charged in an Iraqi’s shooting death questioned a platoon corpsman’s story that the Marine murdered the man.
U.S. Attorney in L.A. to Leave for Private Firm (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
Debra Wong Yang, U.S. attorney for California's central district, is resigning to take a job with a high-profile private law firm.
Assistant US Attorney Arrested (First Coast News)
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL -- Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Gallagher has been arrested on vehicular homicide charges. The 50-year-old has bonded out of the St. Johns County Jail.
Area's U.S. attorney to leave post (Orange County Register)
First Asian-American woman to be U.S. attorney to join Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher firm.
PA Attorney General Corbett Announces Video Contest With Microsoft for Pa. High Schools on Internet Safety (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced the new Operation Safe Surf video contest on Internet safety for Pennsylvania high school students during a program at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. The announcement came as part of Microsoft's Get Net Safe tour, a 'grassroots' campaign targeting consumers across the Unites States to raise awareness of computing security and Internet
Attorney General Moonbeam? (CBS News)
It's a blast from the past, says the Weekly Standard : Jerry Brown, is running for California attorney general. It's the eighth time Brown, who succeeded Ronald Reagan as governor almost 32 years ago, has sought statewide or national office.
PA Attorney General Corbett Announces Video Contest With Microsoft for Pa. High Schools on Internet Safety (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced the new Operation Safe Surf video contest on Internet safety for Pennsylvania high school students during a program at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. The announcement came as part of Microsoft's Get Net Safe tour, a 'grassroots' campaign targeting consumers across the Unites States to raise awareness of computing security and Internet
PA Attorney General Corbett Announces Video Contest With Microsoft for Pa. High Schools on Internet Safety (SYS-CON Media)
Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced the new Operation Safe Surf video contest on Internet safety for Pennsylvania high school students during a program at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. The announcement came as part of Microsoft's Get Net Safe tour, a 'grassroots' campaign targeting consumers across the Unites States to raise awareness of computing security and Internet
Lawyer says AFP betrayed Vuong (Sydney Morning Herald)
The lawyer of an Australian serving 13 years in a Cambodian prison says Australian Federal Police (AFP) betrayed his client. -
Attorney: Foley will tell Archdiocese of Miami name of the clergyman he accuses of abuse (Boston Herald)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Disgraced former Congressman Mark Foley will reveal to the Archdiocese of Miami the name of the Roman Catholic clergyman he says abused him as a teenager, Foley’s civil attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney general in Mexico lying about Ianiero investigation: Greenspan (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO (CP) - The attorney general for the Mexican state of Quintana Roo is a "bald-faced liar" for his continued insistence that Domenic and Nancy Ianiero were slain by Canadian hands, a lawyer for the family said Tuesday.
U.S. attorney in Los Angeles to leave post for private law firm (KESQ)
LOS ANGELES Debra Wong Yang, U-S attorney for California's central district, is resigning to take a job with a high-profile private law firm.
Lawyer says Aniston and Vaughn a happy couple (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston are still a couple despite tabloid press reports to the contrary and recent photographs showing the comic actor kissing a mystery blonde, a London lawyer said on Tuesday.
Keyport council won't adopt ordinance on renting to illegal immigrants, borough attorney says (Asbury Park Press)
The Borough Council will not adopt a proposed ordinance that would fine landlords for renting to illegal immigrants because it likely would not withstand a legal challenge, the borough's attorney said tonight. Council tonight instructed its business administrator, Peter Velesi, to meet with other borough officials in the coming days so Keyport can work on enforcing existing regulations that
Two veteran prosecutors vie for county state’s attorney (Gazette.Net)
The State’s Attorney’s race pits a longtime county prosecutor against a veteran state and federal prosecutor. Principal Deputy State’s Attorney John McCarthy campaigned hard against a little-known opponent in the Democratic primary and has continued to run hard against Republican James F. Shalleck.
Hamdania defense attorney raises concerns about military justice (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- An attorney representing one of eight men accused of kidnapping and murdering an unarmed civilian in the Iraqi village of Hamdania last spring raised a series of concerns Monday night about the fairness of the military justice system, during a forum hosted by the University of San Diego School of Law. Special Report
State attorney general probes letter on voting sent to some state Hispanics (North County Times)
SANTA ANA. Calif. -- The state attorney general's office is investigating a letter received by some Orange County Hispanic residents that says it is a crime for immigrants to vote and warns them that they could be jailed or deported if they go to the polls next month.
NT Govt should compensate Stolen Generation: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer in a test case on the Stolen Generation says the Northern Territory Government should take steps to compensate victims in the Top End.
Newport man's attorney pushes for lighter sentence (Knoxville News Sentinal)
The attorney for a Newport man convicted in the ongoing "Rose Thorn" corruption probe in Cocke County is asking that his client receive an 8- to 14-month sentence, far less than the up to 27-year prison term requested by federal prosecutors.
St. Paul lawyer banned from Mexico vows to keep fighting abuse (Winona Daily News)
ST. PAUL — A lawyer who’s been banned from entering Mexico for five years has vowed to keep up his efforts to fight for victims there of sexual abuse by the Roman Catholic clergy.
Donohue, Lawyer Who Never Traded, Pushes Pits Toward Extinction (Bloomberg.com)
Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Craig Donohue rose through the ranks of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a lawyer, becoming chief executive officer without trading contracts on the floor. Now he's made it less likely a successor will ever work in the pits.
Patel-row attorney-general quits (News Interactive)
QUEENSLAND'S Attorney-General Linda Lavarch, who has been under fire over a secret deal with rogue surgeon Jayant Patel, has resigned due to depression.
Donohue, Lawyer Who Never Traded, Pushes Pits Toward Extinction (Bloomberg.com)
Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Craig Donohue rose through the ranks of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a lawyer, becoming chief executive officer without trading contracts on the floor. Now he's made it less likely a successor will ever work in the pits.
L.A.'s U.S. attorney resigning for job at private law firm (Los Angeles Daily News)
Debra Wong Yang, U.S. attorney for California's central district, is resigning to take a job with a high-profile private law firm. Yang is expected to leave Nov. 10 for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she will serve as co-chair of the firm's crisis management practice group.
Braunstein lawyer pushes insanity ploy (New York Daily News)
A lawyer for alleged pervert Peter Braunstein told a Manhattan judge yesterday that he is weighing a new kind of insanity defense for his client.