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Foley checks into rehab facility, attorney says (The Toledo Blade)
Former Rep. Mark Foley, under FBI investigation for e-mail exchanges with teenage congressional pages, has checked himself into rehabilitation facility for alcoholism treatment and accepts responsibility for his actions, his attorney acknowledged today.
R.I. attorney general says 'gay marriages' won't be recognized (BPNews.net)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BP)--Rhode Island's attorney general said Sept. 29 that "gay marriages" in Massachusetts would not be recognized in Rhode Island, despite a ruling by a Massachusetts judge that liberalized the Bay State's marriage law.
Lawyer says dad a suspect in twins' death (Stuff)
The father of the Kahui twins is considered a suspect in their deaths and will meet police today – for the fourth time – ending a two-month silence, his lawyer says.
Jilted Lawyer Accuses ODB's Widow of Plotting on Dirty's Estate (SOHH)
Steven Mandel, the former lawyer of Ol' Dirty Bastard's widow, is alleging that the deceased Wu-Tang member's wife, Icelene Jones, and a record producer are plotting to keep an ex-girlfriend and five... Visit SOHH.com for the complete story.
U.S. Attorney refutes L.A. Times story (New York Daily News)
If the Jason Grimsley affair was a storm for Major League Baseball, it's chaos now. The U.S. Attorney's office in San Francisco said yesterday that a blockbuster Los Angeles Times story naming five players in the infamous Grimsley affidavit, "these reports contain significant inaccuracies."
Comment period extended on new lawyer advertising rules (Albany Business Journal)
Rules designed to govern lawyer advertising will not go into effect until Jan. 15. Originally the Office of Court Administration had planned to implement the new rules on Nov. 15.
Attorney General examines Humane Society (Carthage Press)
A number of complaints from former volunteers and the awareness of the euthanization of 77 animals has put the Carthage Humane Society on the Attorney General's map.
Rep. Foley's Lawyer Says Lawmaker 'Devastated' (Fox News)
Former Rep. Mark Foley's lawyer held a press conference Friday evening, describing Foley as the 'most apologetic, remorseful' person he's seen in all his years as a lawyer.
Geddings attorney says Easley will testify for defense (Fayetteville Observer)
Gov. Mike Easley likely will be called as a defense witness, an attorney for Kevin Geddings said Monday as federal prosecutors appeared close to wrapping up the crux of their case against the former lottery commissioner accused of fraud.
Gay Marriage Ruling Changes Nothing R.I. Attorney General Says (365Gay.com)
(Providence, Rhode Island) Despite last week's court ruling that allows same-sex couples from Rhode Island to marry in Massachusetts gay and lesbian couples who wed will not have their marriages recognized at home Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch says.
Attorney general's suit against automakers should name all Californians (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Bill Lockyer should wear the following label: "I'm dangerous -- I emit 1.2 pounds of CO2 greenhouse gas every day! "
Lawyer argues Huntington Beach teen din't kill her mother (North County Times)
WESTMINSTER - A 17-year-old Huntington Beach girl, who is accused with her boyfriend of killing her mother, had nothing to do with the crime and was taken out of state against her will, her lawyer said today.
California attorney general criticizes Getty spending, but finds no fraud (North County Times)
LOS ANGELES -- Charitable funds given to the J. Paul Getty Trust were improperly used to pay the travel expenses of the foundation's former chief executive and buy artwork for retiring board members, the California attorney general said in a report Monday.
PNG: Search on for missing Solomons attorney general (ABC Radio Australia)
The newly appointed Attorney General for Solomon Islands, who was arrested last Friday in Papua New Guinea on request from Australia, is now missing in action.
Proposed Limits on Attorney Advertising Attract More Criticism (Law.com)
When the four presiding justices formulated exceptionally broad ethics rules on attorney advertising last spring, they took the unusual step of delaying implementation of the proposed restrictions because they figured such sweeping new limits might generate some comment.
Texas Attorney General Teams Up With Local Authorities To Catch Internet Predators (KCBD-TV Lubbock)
This year at least two South Plains teens have become victims of alleged child predators they met online. In both cases the men were charged with sexual assault. As NewsChannel 11's Sharon Maines shows us in Safety Solutions, the Texas Attorney General wants you to know what he is doing to keep your children safe while online.
Attorney says former congressman not a pedophile (WIS News 10 Columbia)
An attorney for Mark Foley says the disgraced former congressman is "not a pedophile."
Defense lawyer: Victim fired 6 shots before his death (The Herald-Sun)
Evidence seems to show that Todd Antonio Douglas fired at least six shots as he was being slain during an apparent gang ritual last year, a lawyer for one of two defendants in the case said Monday.
Attorney: Victim 'known dealer' (Penn State Collegian)
The attorney for former Penn State football player LaVon Chisley is alleging Langston Carraway, the student whose June 2006 murder remains a mystery, was a "known dealer" of drugs in Centre County.
Rodriguez attorney not surprised by death verdict (Crookston Daily Times)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The death penalty attorney who represented Alfonso Rodriguez Junior says he was saddened but not surprised by a federal jury's decision to end his client's life.
District attorney race is a dead heat (Deseret Morning News)
Salt Lake County voters are evenly split over their choice for the county's next district attorney. According to a Deseret Morning News/KSL-TV poll of 366 county voters, Democrat Sim Gill is up by one percentage point, with 38 percent supporting his candidacy.
Proposed Limits on Attorney Advertising Attract More Criticism (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
When four presiding New York justices formulated exceptionally broad ethics rules on attorney advertising last spring, they took the unusual step of delaying implementation of the proposals because they figured such sweeping new limits might generate some comment.
U.S. Attorney Questions Times Story (Los Angeles Times)
The U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco issued a statement Monday questioning the accuracy of a Los Angeles Times report published over the weekend. The story identified Major League Baseball players whose names had been blacked out of a drug investigation affidavit filed this year in federal court.
Yunupingu's lawyer asks to leave case (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A defence lawyer has asked to withdraw from a domestic violence case involving a prominent Indigenous leader in the Northern Territory.
Yunupingu's lawyer asks to leave case (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A defence lawyer has asked to withdraw from a domestic violence case involving a prominent Indigenous leader in the Northern Territory. John Lawrence represented Galarrwuy Yunupingu when he fronted Nhulunbuy court in July over a domestic violence matter.
Lawyer for Tories requests delay of review (Calgary Sun)
Publicly disclosing documents relating to MP Rob Anders' acclamation in Calgary West would "irreparably harm" the federal Tories, its lawyer said yesterday.
Lawyer says apartment was unlawfully searched (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - The lawyer for murder suspect Fuquan M. Toney argued yesterday that police conducted what amounted to an unlawful search of Mr. Toney's Westboro apartment when they discovered cocaine, ammunition and cash in an opened safe.
Lawyer says Papuan asylum bid vindicated by court decision (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
ELEANOR HALL: The lawyer representing many of the Papuans who've been given protection in Australia, says the public should not lose sympathy for them just because their bid to come here was highly organised.
Lawyer wants SC to reconsider ruling on ACMs (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to reexamine its decision junking a petition to test more than 1,900 automated counting machines for possible use in the 2007 polls.
Menasha attorney wins Shawano DA election by a vote (Appleton Post-Crescent)
SHAWANO Menasha attorney Greg Parker said hes taking nothing for granted in the November elections even though he will be the only candidate on the ballot.
Racing authority's attorney named as its director (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Gov. Ernie Fletcher appointed the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority's attorney, Lisa Underwood, to be its executive director yesterday. She succeeds Jim Gallagher, who left for family reasons.
Geddings Attorney Says Easley Will Testify For Defense (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
Gov. Mike Easley likely will be called as a defense witness, an attorney for Kevin Geddings said Monday as federal prosecutors appeared close to wrapping up the crux of their case against the former lottery commissioner accused of fraud.
Former US attorney general says prosecutors botched McVeigh case (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
OKLAHOMA CITY Former U-S Attorney General John Ashcroft says federal prosecutors "botched" the case of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Ashcroft's claim is in...
Withdraw sex assault charge, lawyer tells Crown (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
A prominent St. John's lawyer says he is furious that Crown prosecutors in Newfoundland and Labrador's Justice Department have not dropped a sexual assault charge against a physician he has been defending.
You Decide 2006: Attorney General's Race (FOX6 WBRC-TV Birmingham)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WBRC-TV)--- It’s Republican Troy King’s first run for reelection since his appointment to Attorney General. His Challenger is Mobile’s District Attorney, Democrat John Tyson Jr. This morning, John Tyson Jr. joins Rick in the studio to discuss the issues...
Riley names Kentucky attorney to Ala. A&M Trustees Board (WTVM 9)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Governor Bob Riley has named Kentucky attorney Raymond Malcolm Burse to the Alabama A-and-M University Board of Trustees.
Riley names Kentucky attorney to Ala. A&M Trustees Board (The Daily Comet)
Gov. Bob Riley has named Kentucky attorney Raymond Malcolm Burse to the Alabama A-and-M University Board of Trustees. Burse currently serves as Vice President and General Counsel for General Electric Consumer and Industrial in Louisville, Kentucky.
Riley names Kentucky attorney to Ala. A&M Trustees Board (al.com)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Bob Riley has named Kentucky attorney Raymond Malcolm Burse to the Alabama A-and-M University Board of Trustees. Burse currently serves as Vice President and General Counsel for General Electric Consumer and Industrial in Louisville, Kentucky.
‘Transcend role of government lawyer’ (INQ7.net)
THE Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) should seek a reconsideration of the “highly irregular and shocking'' Ombudsman decision exonerating the Commission on Elections from the voided P1.3-billion MegaPacific election automation deal, lawyer Frank Chavez said on Tuesday.
Riley names Kentucky attorney to Ala. A&M Trustees Board (WTVM 9)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Governor Bob Riley has named Kentucky attorney Raymond Malcolm Burse to the Alabama A-and-M University Board of Trustees.
Attorney says too few Hispanics in jury pools, but judge rejects legal challenge (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 8:54 AM- A 4th District judge has rejected an attorney's argument that an underrepresentation of Hispanics in Utah county jury pools violates his clients' Sixth Amendment rights.
Advocacy group names Dallas lawyer 'Friend of the Year' (Dallas Business Journal)
Friends of Texas Public Schools honored Dallas lawyer and longtime advocate of school finance reform Michael Boone with its Friend of the Year award.
Testimony begins in case of lawyer accused of fatally shooting husband (Tennessean)
Testimony got underway this morning in the case of a lawyer accused of killing her lawyer husband in a dispute at their Oak Hill home. Hope Mercer is charged with second-degree homicide in the April 2005 slaying of her husband, Joseph.
Former Los Angeles Attorney Among Recipients of State Bar Diversity Award (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Retired Los Angeles attorney Alfred Jenkins has been selected as one of three recipients of the California State Bar’s Fifth Annual Diversity Awards, the organization said in a release late yesterday.
Deborah Rhodes confirmed as U-S Attorney in Mobile (WTVM 9)
MOBILE, Ala. Its official, the U-S Senate confirmed Deborah Rhodes as the new U-S Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama.
Patent attorney joins Venable as partner (BizJournals)
Patent attorney and biochemist Steve Ludwig is moving from one D.C. law firm to another.
Hit-run cyclist death lawyer fights charges (Northern Territory News)
LAWYER Eugene McGee, who failed to stop after he killed a cyclist in 2003, is seeking to have charges of conspiring to pervert the course of justice suspended.
Hit-run cyclist death lawyer fights charges (Townsville Bulletin)
LAWYER Eugene McGee, who failed to stop after he killed a cyclist in 2003, is seeking to have charges of conspiring to pervert the course of justice suspended.
District 6 Race Pits Nurse Against Lawyer (KETV.com)
OMAHA, Neb. -- District 6 in the Nebraska Unicameral covers of much of midtown Omaha, and Sen. Pam Brown is leaving the seat because of term limits. A nurse and a lawyer are running to replace Brown.
Clark offers voters a choice in County Attorney election (Todd County Country Courier)
By Rin Porter Marlene Clark, an attorney in Long Prairie, is one of two candidates running for the office of Todd County Attorney this year.