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Lawyer says Pinochet indicted (Boston Globe)
SANTIAGO, Chile -- Former dictator General Augusto Pinochet was indicted yesterday for abuses at one of his regime's most infamous secret prisons, where President Michelle Bachelet and her mother were once held and mistreated, a lawyer said.
Court will rule if parents can act as child's lawyer (The Plain Dealer)
Washington- The Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider an appeal from an autistic child and his parents, who want to sue over his school accommodations without hiring a lawyer.
LAWYER DENIES $CAM (New York Post)
A Manhattan lawyer under investigation for allegedly writing herself checks for $187,000 from an Alzheimer's-stricken judge's estate fought back in court yesterday - after new questions were raised about another $18,000 gone missing. "I have not...
Indictment 'vauge,' Hall's attorney claims (djournal.com)
By LEESHA FAULKNER Daily Journal TUPELO – The indictment against suspended Tupelo Police Capt. Robert Hall should be dismissed, his attorney argues.
New crisis as attorney-general set to quit (News Interactive)
THE Iemma government faces a new crisis with plans by Attorney-General Bob Debus to quit State politics within weeks for a possible tilt at a federal seat.
More women accusing lawyer (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
West Fargo police say more women are coming forward claiming that a lawyer offered legal services in exchange for sex. Sixty-three-year-old David Overboe pleaded "not guilty" this week to misdemeanor charges of sexual assault and hiring a person
Attorney Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge (KETV.com)
OMAHA, Neb. -- An Omaha attorney pleaded guilty Friday to reduced drug charges. 61-year old John E. Hubbard pleaded guilty to attempted possession of crack cocaine, a misdemeanor. He originally was charged with possession of crack cocaine, a felony.
Tyson says attorney general using convicted thief in ad (WSFA Montgomery)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Democratic attorney general candidate John Tyson Junior says Republican Attorney General Troy King is using a convicted thief in his latest television ad to attack him.
Powhatan Supervisor Advised on Conflict Issue / Daniel Should Disqualify Himself on Park Matters, an Attorney Recommends (RedNova)
By WILL JONES Powhatan County Supervisor C. Scott Daniel has been advised to disqualify himself from matters dealing with a planned state park because of his work at his parents' campground. Commonwealth's Attorney Robert B. Beasley Jr.
Lawyer questions arrest (The Hindu)
NEW DELHI: : As the first case of arrest under the new Domestic Violence Law came in from Tamil Nadu on Saturday, a lawyer questioned its legality saying police cannot act against any person under the statute without a court order. "This ...
Big Financing Comes From Small Pool of Backers in Attorney General’s Race (New York Times)
A small number of big-money donors have helped set records for fund-raising in the campaign for New York attorney general.
Attorney: Officer 'inserted himself' in truck before dragging (FOX 10 Mobile)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. A defense attorney says the Ole Miss campus police officer who was dragged to his death during a traffic stop "inserted himself" in the man's truck and...
Attorney: Ole Miss officer 'inserted' self into vehicle (Hattiesburg American)
OXFORD – The Ole Miss campus police officer who was dragged to his death during a traffic stop “inserted himself” in the man’s truck and may have scuffled with him, the suspect’s attorney said.
Feds Advertise Fleet's Home: Former Attorney's Property Was Seized After Fraud Conviction (RedNova)
By Amy Leigh Womack, Northwest Florida Daily News, Fort Walton Beach Oct. 28--The U.S. Attorney's Office is advertising plans to sell former attorney David Fleet's home and property, pending the outcome of his appeal of the forfeiture.
Water transfer: Officials ask Attorney General to consider suit (News & Reporter)
Chester County officials joined a delegation of area officials seeking the help of S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster in fighting a proposal to transfer millions of gallons of water a day out of the Catawba River to help two North Carolina cities in another river basin.
Victory for man in terror case may make conviction easier: federal lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
OTTAWA (CP) - A senior federal lawyer says a constitutional victory by the first person charged under Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act may make it easier to ultimately convict him.
Campbell makes push for state attorney general (Miami Herald)
For more than a year, Broward Democrat Walter ''Skip'' Campbell Jr. has crisscrossed Florida in his bid to become the state's attorney general.
Attorney general candidate says 2006 race a warm-up for 2010 (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
PEKIN, Ill. - Republican Stewart Umholtz jokes that his low-profile bid to unseat Attorney General Lisa Madigan is "stealthy," ducking political and media radar in a family station wagon that has racked up 30,000 miles during his uphill campaign trail through Illinois.
County attorney set to resign in January (Fernandina Beach News-Leader)
Longtime Nassau County Attorney Mike Mullin will resign effective Jan. 12. After working with the county for 24 years, the past seven as full-time county attorney, Mullin said Wednesday he is "retiring" to pursue opportunities in the private sector.
Attorney: Make alleged victim attend hearing (Casper Star-Tribune)
WHEATLAND -- A defense attorney wants the alleged victim in a sexual assault case at a youth boot camp to be required to attend the suspect's preliminary court hearing.
Sen. Libby Mitchell sworn in as attorney (Capital Weekly)
AUGUSTA - Sen. Elizabeth “Libby†Mitchell, D-Vassalboro, was sworn in Wednesday as an attorney by Superior Court Justice Donald Alexander at the Kennebec County Court House.
Attorney cuts, pastes convicted client's letter (Austin American-Statesman)
The appeal that Greenville attorney Toby Wilkinson filed for death row inmate Daniel Acker in 2003 reads as if it were written by someone with an eighth-grade education.
Singapore rights lawyer suspended for rudeness (Gulf Times)
SINGAPORE: A lawyer noted for his erratic courtroom behaviour has been suspended from practicing in Singapore for a year after being rude to a judge, news reports said yesterday.
Supreme Court suspends attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a troubled South Florida attorney for at least three months for what the justices called "egregious" misconduct.
Attorney general says Israeli president must step aside (USA Today)
Israel's attorney general said Sunday that President Moshe Katsav must step aside pending the resolution of rape allegations against him.
Pair battling to succeed record-setting Carson district attorney (Reno Gazette-Journal)
For the first time in six general elections, Carson City voters won't see District Attorney Noel Waters' name on the ballot when they go to the polls Nov. 7.
GOP attorney general candidate says 2006 race a warm-up for 2010 (The Courier News)
PEKIN -- Republican Stewart Umholtz jokes that his low-profile bid to unseat Attorney General Lisa Madigan is "stealthy," ducking political and media radar in a family station wagon that has racked up 30,000 miles during his uphill campaign trail through Illinois.Tazewell County's top prosecutor acknowledges his cash-strapped challenge to the popular first-term Democrat is likely to elude voters,
Outside Factors May Decide Attorney General Race (The Ledger)
MIAMI -- Republican Bill McCollum and Democrat Skip Campbell are campaigning vigorously to be Florida's next attorney general, raising millions of dollars apiece for TV ads and staking out positions on issues ranging from the property insurance crisis to pursuing Internet pedophiles.
Israel's attorney general says president should step aside pending outcome of rape investigation (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
JERUSALEM Israel's attorney general says that President Moshe Katsav is obligated to step aside pending the resolution of rape and other criminal allegations against...
Israel's attorney general says president should step aside pending outcome of rape investigation (WAVY 10)
JERUSALEM Israel's attorney general says that President Moshe Katsav is obligated to step aside pending the resolution of rape and other criminal allegations against him.
Israeli president should quit, says attorney general (Yahoo! India News)
Jerusalem, Oct 29 (DPA) Israeli Attorney-General Menachem Mazuz said Sunday that President Moshe Katsav should temporarily resign from office following police recommendations that he be indicted on a host of sexual-related charges, including two counts of rape.
Candidates express different ideas, same goal in attorney general race (Miami Herald)
For more than a year, Broward Democrat Walter ''Skip'' Campbell Jr. has crisscrossed Florida in his bid to become the state's attorney general.
Australian lawyer Moti 'in fear for his life' (News Interactive)
AUSTRALIAN lawyer Julian Moti says he fears for his life and has accused the Australian Government of attacking him because it does not want him to hold political office in the Solomon Islands.
Saddam lawyer warns Bush over trial verdict (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein's defence team has drafted a letter to US President George W. Bush warning of dire consequences if an Iraqi court issues a verdict against the ousted Iraqi president for crimes against humanity.
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer warns of more violence (Kurdish Media)
AMMAN, Jordan - Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer warned Sunday of worsening violence in Iraq and chaos through the Mideast if the ex-president was sentenced to death in his trial on charges of crimes against humanity because of an anti-Shiite crackdown in the 1980s.
Race for attorney general battled on two fronts (East Valley Tribune)
The race for Arizona attorney general has turned into two separate campaigns. One is waged in the traditional way of pressing palms, erecting campaign signs and trading barbs.
Israel's attorney general says president should step aside pending outcome of rape investigation (KTRE-TV East Texas)
JERUSALEM Israel's attorney general says that President Moshe Katsav is obligated to step aside pending the resolution of rape and other criminal allegations against him.
Lawyer warns of more violence if Saddam sentenced to death (USA Today)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer warned Sunday of worsening violence in Iraq and chaos through the Mideast if the ex-president was sentenced to death in his trial on charges of crimes against humanity because of an anti-Shiite crackdown in the 1980s.
Israeli attorney general says president should step aside pending outcome of rape investigation (Boston Herald)
JERUSALEM - Israel's attorney general said Sunday that President Moshe Katsav should temporarily step aside pending the resolution of a series of criminal investigations - including allegations of...
Lawyer warns against Saddam execution (AP via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer warned Sunday of worsening violence in Iraq and chaos across the Mideast if the ex-president is sentenced to death at his trial for a crackdown on a Shiite Muslim village in the 1980s.
Hussein lawyer to Bush: Conviction will worsen Iraq strife (CNN.com)
The chief lawyer for Saddam Hussein warned U.S. President George W. Bush in a letter that if his client is found guilty in the Dujail trial, there will be more strife in Iraq and the region.
Lawyer Warns Against Saddam Execution (ABC News)
Saddam's Chief Lawyer Warns of More Violence in Iraq if Ex-President Receives Death Sentence
Attorney general says president should step aside during rape investigation (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's attorney general said Sunday that President Moshe Katsav was obligated to step aside pending the resolution of rape and other criminal allegations against him.
Attorney general candidate says 2006 race a warm-up for 2010 (Southern Illinoisan)
PEKIN, Ill. - Republican Stewart Umholtz jokes that his low-profile bid to unseat Attorney General Lisa Madigan is "stealthy," ducking political and media radar in a family station wagon that has racked up 30,000 miles during his uphill campaign trail through Illinois.
Saddam's Execution May Lead To Civil War, Warns Lawyer (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Khalil al-Dulaimi, chief lawyer of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, on Sunday warned that the execution of Saddam may lead to civil war in Iraq and chaos across the Middle-east in general.
Saddam's chief lawyer warns of more violence in Iraq if ex-president sentenced to death (Boston Herald)
AMMAN, Jordan - Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer warned Sunday of worsening violence in Iraq and chaos across the Mideast if the ex-president is sentenced to death at his trial for a crackdown on a...
Israeli President Should Step Down, Says Attorney General (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Israeli Attorney General, Meni Mazuz, in a legal opinion given to the country's Supreme Court on Sunday, said that President Moshe Katsav should temporarily down until the allegations-including rape, against him are resolved.
Israeli attorney general says president should step aside pending outcome of rape investigation (San Diego Union-Tribune)
JERUSALEM, 5:57 a.m. Oct. 29 (AP): Israel's attorney general said Sunday that President Moshe Katsav should temporarily step aside pending the resolution of a series of criminal investigations – including allegations of rape – against him.
Israeli attorney general says president should step aside during rape investigation (San Diego Union-Tribune)
JERUSALEM, 11:14 a.m. Oct. 29 (AP): Israeli President Moshe Katsav faced the strongest pressure yet to step down on Sunday, when Israel's attorney general urged him to take leave while an indictment on rape and other serious charges is taking shape.
Israeli attorney general urges president to resign (The Daily Star Lebannon)
Israeli President Moshe Katsav should step aside from his duties pending a possible rape indictment, the nation's attorney general said Sunday, piling more pressure on the embattled leader to resign. In a non-binding brief to the high court, Menahem Mazuz said that Katsav should suspend himself.