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Defence lawyer warns against Saddam's execution (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
AMMAN (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer said on Sunday he had warned U.S. President George W. Bush the execution of the toppled leader would spark all-out civil war in Iraq and threaten Washington's interests in the region.
Defence lawyer warns against Saddam's execution (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters By Suleiman al-Khalidi AMMAN, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer said on Sunday he had warned U.S. President George W. Bush the execution of the toppled leader would spark all-out ...
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 of Verdict 'Fire' (WOAI)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer warns U.S. President Bush of civil war in Iraq and chaos in the Middle East if his client is found guilty and sentenced to death.
Israel's attorney general says president should step aside pending outcome of rape investigation (WLUC TV 6)
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.
Saddam's lawyer warns against 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.
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer warns of more violence in Iraq (KTRE-TV East Texas)
AMMAN, Jordan Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer says violence will get worse in Iraq if Saddam's convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death.
Israel's attorney general says president should step aside pending outcome of rape investigation (WTOL News 11)
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.
New attorney-general chosen today (News Interactive)
A RECENTLY appointed minister is tipped to be chosen as Queensland's new attorney-general today, after Linda Lavarch's resignation from the job earlier this month.
Saddam's Lawyer to President Bush: Guilty Verdict Will Spark Civil War in Iraq (Voice of America)
Saddam Hussein's lawyer has written to President Bush, warning of full scale civil war if the former Iraqi president is convicted and executed for crimes against humanity.
Floyd County attorney candidate calls for grand jury to look into sex claim (Globe Online)
CHARLES CITY — A candidate for Floyd County attorney has called for a grand jury to determine whether one of his opponents received sex as payment for legal services.
In district attorney's race, experience is key (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
When the youngest district attorney in Milwaukee County history took office almost 38 years ago, he could claim...
Saddam's lawyer warns U.S. against death penalty (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Iraq: Verdict expected Nov. 5, two days before U.S. elections. 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 Shiite Muslim village in the 1980s.
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.
Saddam’s chief lawyer: Violence in Iraq will worsen if ex-president sentenced to death (Helena Independent Record)
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — 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.
Betty Montgomery by far best-qualified for election as Ohio attorney general (The Morning Journal)
Betty Montgomery has the best of credentials to be Ohio's next attorney general: Eight years of experience doing that very job in a commendable manner.
Hussein execution too risky, lawyer says (Los Angeles Times)
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 Shiite Muslim village in the 1980s.
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.
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.
Saddam lawyer walks out of court, clashes with judge (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer walked out of court on Monday after presenting demands to end a boycott of the toppled Iraqi president's genocide trial.
Sparks attorney's admission raises new concerns (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Sparks City Council members say they are disturbed by City Attorney Chet Adams lying to the city manager about an affair with one of his attorneys and troubled by a $75,509 price tag to settle and defend against two harassment claims since 2001.
Saddam's Defense Lawyer Walks Out (ABC News)
Saddam Hussein's Defense Lawyer Walks Out of His Trial for Genocide Against Kurds
Hussein lawyer walks out of trial (CNN.com)
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer walked out of the former leader's trial Monday after a dozen defense requests were rejected. The chief judge immediately appointed other attorneys to defend the deposed president.
Saddam Hussein's defence lawyer walks out of his genocide trial (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
BAGHDAD (AP) - Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer walked out of court Monday after 12 of his requests were rejected, but the chief judge immediately appointed other attorneys to defend the deposed president.
Saddam Hussein's defense lawyer walks out of former leader's trial (Boston Herald)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer walked out of the former leader's trial today after a series of defense requests were rejected. The chief judge immediately appointed other attorneys to defend...
Saddam Hussein's defense lawyer walks out of his trial (USA Today)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer walked out of the former leader's trial Monday after a series of defense requests were rejected. The chief judge immediately appointed other attorneys to defend the deposed president.
George vs. Clayton for Prosecuting Attorney promises to be dramatic (Rolla Daily News)
Courtney George, the Republican candidate for Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney, feels incumbent candidate Ken Clayton’s record shows he had not held criminals responsible for their actions, while her record shows she may lack the experience necessary for the job.
Attorney: Client Was Insane When He Killed Girlfriend (Action News 4 Pittsburgh)
A man accused of killing his girlfriend was insane when he allegedly hit her in the head with an ax and strangled her, a defense attorney said in court documents.
Saddam's defense lawyer walks out (AP via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer walked out of the former leader's trial Monday after a series of defense requests were rejected. The chief judge immediately appointed other attorneys to defend the deposed president.
Statement: Western Union and Arizona Attorney General Postpone Hearing (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.----Western Union and the Arizona Attorney General's Office have agreed to postpone the hearing scheduled for October 30 in Maricopa County Superior Court, until late November.
Hussein lawyer walks out of trial (CNN.com)
Following a brief appearance before the court, Saddam Hussein's chief defense lawyer has again walked out after chief judge Mohammed al-Ureybi refused to grant the attorney's list of demands.
Making a Breeders' Classic case for Lawyer Ron (Sports Illustrated)
The verdict is a few days away for Lawyer Ron.
Berlusconi and lawyer face trial (BBC News)
The British lawyer David Mills is to face trial in Italy on corruption charges along with ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
Bill McCollum for Attorney General (Diario Las Americas)
The Attorney General of the State of Florida must be a person of uncompromising moral and ethical conduct who will do the right thing even if it is politically unpopular to do so.
Berlusconi, U.K. Lawyer Mills to Stand Trial for Corruption (Bloomberg.com)
Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and U.K. lawyer David Mills have been ordered to stand trial next year over corruption allegations related to Berlusconi's Mediaset SpA, the ex-premier's lawyer said.
US attorney says he won't seek the death penalty in drug case... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
U-S Attorney Drew Wrigley says he won't seek the death penalty against a Nebraska man charged with shooting another man in a drug-related case last year. Wrigley says Michael Petzold, of Norfolk, Nebraska, will plead guilty in the death of killi
Sparks Attorney's Admission Raises New Concerns (KOLO 8 Reno)
Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams already is under fire for deciding to settle a 100-thousand-dollar lawsuit over a proposed casino resort on the Pyramid Highway.
Sparks City Attorney's Admission Raises New Concerns (News 4 Reno)
Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams already is under fire for deciding to settle a $100,000 lawsuit over a proposed casino resort on the Pyramid Highway.
Floyd County attorney's race developing into battle (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
CHARLES CITY --- Opponents of Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer accuse her of going easy on criminals and entering plea bargains too quickly. Dettmer, 60, a Republican, says the charges are unfounded. As she seeks her fourth term, she points to a record she believes shows a tough stance.
Candidate for Floyd County attorney wants investigation into allegations (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
CHARLES CITY --- A Democratic candidate for Floyd County attorney is calling for a grand jury to determine if an opponent received sex as payment for legal services or if a tipster attempted blackmail.
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.
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.
Sparks attorney's admission raises new concerns (Las Vegas Sun)
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) - Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams is the subject of a recall effort for deciding to settle a $100,000 lawsuit over a proposed casino resort on the Pyramid Highway.
Mills, politically-linked lawyer dragged into Italian scandal (AFP via Yahoo! News)
David Mills, who will face trial on corruption charges with former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, is a high-profile British lawyer forced to split with his cabinet minister wife by the scandal.
Article 32 for Gitmo lawyer postponed (Navy Times)
A scheduled preliminary hearing for a Navy lawyer charged with mishandling classified information while he worked at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been postponed.
Poll says Falk has eleven-point lead in attorney general's race (WBAY Green Bay)
MADISON, Wis. A poll released today says Democrat Kathleen Falk has a double-digit lead in the race for attorney general. But the campaign of her Republican...
The Ex-lawyer and Red Hat Support (WebProNews)
When I bought my first home, I used a lawyer that a friend referred me to. The lawyer was great, thorough, responded quickly and took the time to explain things in plain English. I used him again 2 years later for an investment and found that he was still thorough but not as quick to get back to me or willing to spend as much time going through the legal lingo. Heck, I had to call him an average
Attorney Proposes Curfew For Suspected Gang Members (NBC 11 Bay Area)
SAN FRANCISCO -- An effort to create San Francisco's first gang-free zone is headed for a court fight. The city attorney asked a judge Monday for a civil injunction to create a four-block safety zone in Bayview Hunters Point, near Palou Avenue and Ingalls Street.
Berlusconi, British lawyer Mills to face trial for corruption (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi faces trial in yet another corruption scandal, along with British lawyer David Mills, a Milan judge decided.
New attorney-general announced (News Interactive)
TOOWOOMBA North MP Kerry Shine will become Queensland's next attorney-general.