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Judges quiz lawyer on FCC indecency rule (AP via Yahoo! News)
Federal appeals judges Wednesday challenged a government lawyer over the Federal Communications Commission's tough new policy against accidental use of profanities in broadcasts.
Niimi, lawyer who fought for Chinese laborers' rights, dies at 59 (Japan Today)
TOKYO — Takashi Niimi, a human rights lawyer who represented the rights of Chinese nationals who were forced to work at a labor camp in Akita Prefecture during World War II, died Wednesday of cardiac failure, his family said. He was 59.
Avery's Attorney Questions Handling Of Blood Sample (The Milwaukee Channel)
Steven Avery's attorney is suggesting his client's blood sample could have been planted at the scene of Theresa Halbach's slaying.
New US Attorney Sworn in For Little Rock District (KATV Little Rock)
Little Rock, AR (AP) - Tim Griffin, a former assistant to President Bush ( website / news bio ) adviser Karl Rove, was sworn in today as the interim US attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Williams sisters did not break contract: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Williams sisters did not breach a 2001 contract for an unplayed tennis tournament because the promise to play was a letter signed by their father and not the tennis stars, their lawyer said at the close of a trial here.
Harper Asks Judge For New Attorney (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
The man accused of assaulting a Fort Dodge woman and then setting her house on fire wants a new attorney.
U.S. Attorney: Immigration crackdown not over (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The U-S Attorney's office says that raids on a Swift and Company plant in Marshalltown last week have resulted in charges against 23 people. But...
Judges quiz lawyer on FCC indecency rule (telecomasia.net)
(Associated Press via NewsEdge) US federal appeals judges challenged a government lawyer over the Federal Communications Commission's tough new policy against accidental use of profanities in broadcasts.
Judges quiz lawyer on FCC indecency rule (telecomasia.net)
(Associated Press via NewsEdge) US federal appeals judges challenged a government lawyer over the Federal Communications Commission's tough new policy against accidental use of profanities in broadcasts.
New Clay attorney to take office in January (Fargo Forum)
Newly elected Clay County Attorney Brian Melton will take office in January, opting to start his four-year term while still deployed to Iraq. Melton had the choice to take office once he returned from military duty in March, but filed his required Oath of Office paperwork by mail.
SC Attorney General proposes interstate compact for water issues (WIS News 10 Columbia)
South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster warned his North Carolina counterpart by letter the two states could either wage legal battle over the proposed diversion of water from the Catawba River or negotiate an agreement.
Japanese lawyer fighting for Chinese laborers in "Hanaoka incident" dies (People's Daily)
Takashi Niimi, a Japanese lawyer who fought for the rights of forced Chinese laborers in the "Hanaoka incident", died of cardiac failure in a hospital Wednesday at the age of 59, Kyodo News said Thursday.
Agency levels drug, sex allegations against Madison Co. attorney (ABC 7 Chicago)
The Illinois Supreme Court's regulatory arm has accused a prominent Madison County attorney of sexually assaulting and exploiting teenagers, in some cases providing them and others with cocaine.
U.S. Attorney: Immigration crackdown not over (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The U-S Attorney's office says that raids on a Swift and Company plant in Marshalltown last week have resulted in charges against 23 people.
LaRoque discusses district attorney Nifong with Fox News (Kinston Free Press)
State Rep. Stephen LaRoque has joined U.S. Congressman Walter Jones in calling for the investigation of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.
Ga. Lawyer Upbeat on Evolution Deal (Law.com)
A lawyer for the Cobb County, Ga., school district's abandoned defense of placing stickers questioning the theory of evolution in school science books maintained Wednesday that the stickers' opponents did not win a total victory.
State Takes Gregg Attorney's Case (KLTV Texas)
State prosecutors take over the drunk driving case against a former Gregg County Assistant District Attorney.
Lawyer: Military conned shooter (The Express-Times)
EASTON | The lawyer for an East Bangor teenager who was rejected by the U.S. Army after going on a BB gun shooting spree said Wednesday he was "snookered" by the military.
Court's regulators pursue lawyer Lakin (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
The regulatory arm of the state Supreme Court has lodged a complaint against Madison County lawyer Tom Lakin that is connected to the allegations of drug and child sex abuse involving the former Democratic power broker.
Jury hires attorney for case with gas company (The Natchez Democrat)
VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish Police Jury agreed Monday to hire an attorney to represent the parish tax assessor in legal proceedings against a gas company.
Attorney wants back on Davis funds case (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney who was removed from the Davis School District funds-scandal case due to conflicts of interest is asking a higher federal court to overturn the decision and put him back on the case.
Judges challenges government lawyer on FCC indecency rule (America's Network)
Federal appeals judges challenged a government lawyer over the Federal Communications Commission's tough new policy against accidental use of profanities in broadcasts.
Ga. Lawyer Upbeat on Evolution Deal (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for the Cobb County, Ga., school district's abandoned defense of placing stickers questioning the theory of evolution in school science books maintained Wednesday that the stickers' opponents did not win a total victory. E.
Attorney accused of assaulting teens (The Herald News)
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Supreme Court's regulatory arm has accused a prominent Madison County attorney of sexually assaulting and exploiting teenagers, in some cases providing them and others with cocaine.
Sebelius won’t sign off on Kline’s district attorney appointment (Lawrence Journal-World)
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius refused Wednesday to endorse recently defeated Attorney General Phill Kline’s selection as Johnson County district attorney, but Kline’s appointment became official nevertheless.
U.S. Attorney: Immigration crackdown not over (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
DES MOINES (AP) --- Raids at meatpacking plants in six states last week started with an investigation in early March that uncovered a potential of 4,300 illegal workers, only a fraction of which have been caught, U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker said Wednesday.
Pay for my lawyer, sacked board member says: Draper argues she can't afford one for $470k fraud case (The Halifax Daily News)
Peggy Draper wants the province to appoint her a lawyer.
West Salem names attorney (La Crosse Tribune)
WEST SALEM, Wis. — Village officials have chosen Alan Peterson of La Crosse to be their new attorney. The West Salem Board voted unanimously at its Tuesday meeting to hire Peterson on an as-needed basis to replace longtime village attorney Jerome Klos, who died unexpectedly Nov. 5.
Drop rape counts, Mid's lawyer asks (Baltimore Sun)
Hair analysis finds virtually no date-rape drug The lawyer for a former Navy football player accused in two rape cases asked military officials yesterday to drop the charges after expert testimony that there were no significant amounts of a date-rape drug in the hair of the two alleged victims.
S.C. Official Vows to Sue If Water Transfer OK'D: Attorney General Says the 2 States Should Negotiate a Compact (RedNova)
By Bruce Henderson and Hannah Mitchell, The Charlotte Observer, N.C. Dec. 21--S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster said Wednesday that his state "will have no choice" but to sue North Carolina if it grants a controversial request for Catawba River water. The N.C.
Attorney general tackles pile of open records restrictions No reason to keep ginseng sales secret, McKenna says (The Olympian)
Attorney General Rob McKenna wants a formal review of exemptions that have crept into the state's public record laws, saying the number of reasons documents and data are kept secret has exploded over the years.
Local lawyer told to hand over Lilly papers? (Anchorage Daily News)
A federal court in Brooklyn overseeing product-liability lawsuits against Eli Lilly's best-selling drug Zyprexa has ordered the Anchorage lawyer who provided company documents to The New York Times and others to return them.
Baltimore City State's Attorney Gets Big Raise (The WBAL Channel)
BALTIMORE -- Mayor Martin O'Malley, who will become governor next month, gave city state's attorney Patricia C. Jessamy an early Christmas present on Wednesday - a nearly $83,000 raise.
Solomons erratic on fugitive lawyer visit (Sydney Morning Herald)
THE Solomon Islands has withdrawn a proposal for the Australian lawyer Julian Moti, who is wanted in Australia on child sex charges, to meet the Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock.
LaRoque discusses district attorney Nifong with Fox News (Kinston Free Press)
State Rep. Stephen LaRoque has joined U.S. Congressman Walter Jones in calling for the investigation of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.
Attorney General sues company for pollution (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
HOUSTON - A Houston-based chemical company and two of its subsidiaries were sued Wednesday by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who accused them of releasing harmful pollutants into the air.
Lawyer slams ABC for 'shopping' Thomas around (News Interactive)
A SENIOR lawyer has launched a scathing attack on the ABC for "shopping" Jack (Jihad) Thomas to the authorities by airing a Four Corners interview that resulted in the Muslim convert being ordered to face a retrial.
S.C. Attorney General Proposes Interstate Water Compact On Catawba River With N.C. (WSOC-TV 9 Charlotte)
S.C. Attorney General Proposes Interstate Water Compact On Catawba River With N.C.
N.D. attorney general backs Supreme Court appeal against CPR on ammonia spill (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is supporting a U.S. Supreme Court request by Minot residents who are suing Canadian Pacific Railway in connection with a January 2002 anhydrous ammonia spill.
Incoming Clay County attorney will begin term while still in Iraq (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MOORHEAD, Minn. The newly elected Clay County attorney will take office in January while he's still serving in Iraq. Brian Melton is a major with the Minnesota National Guard's 2-136 combined arms battalion of Moorhead, which deployed to Iraq last spring. Melton's family and friends ran his campaign in his absence and he defeated Anita Flatt, an attorney from nearby Hawley.
Madison lawyer William Remington drowns on vacation (Wisconsin State Journal)
Madison lawyer William J. Remington, 49, died this weekend of an apparent drowning while vacationing in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, according to police and news reports.
Incoming Clay County attorney will begin term while still in Iraq (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
The newly elected Clay County attorney will take office in January — while he's still serving in Iraq.Brian Melton is a major with
Britain's attorney general urges restraint in media coverage of prostitute killings (WAVE 3 Louisville)
Britain's attorney general warned news media Thursday to exercise restraint in their coverage of the killings of five prostitutes in eastern England. Police, meanwhile, were questioning two suspects as deadlines approached for charging the men.
Incoming Clay County attorney will begin term while still in Iraq... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
The newly elected Clay County ([[kxtopic:minnesota:t[Minnesota]:t]]) attorney will take office in January while he's still serving in Iraq. Brian Melton is a major with the Minnesota National Guard. His Moorhead-based battalion deployed to Iraq
Attorney admonished for statements on Libby (MSNBC)
A federal judge strongly admonished an attorney for former ambassador Joseph Wilson for her appearance yesterday on MSNBC's program "Hardball" where she predicted a jury can find I Lewis "Scooter" Libby guilty of making false statements.
Attorney May Challenge Arrests Made By Uncertified Police Officer (KWTX-TV Waco)
(December 21, 2006)—Marlin attorney Hogie Karels told News Ten Thursday he plans to review the cases of clients arrested by a Marlin police officer who was not a licensed Texas peace officer and may take some of them back to court.
Attorney says no DNA evidence links client to Esperanza Fire (KESQ)
An attorney for the man accused of starting the Esperanza wildfire that killed five U.S. forest service firefighters says there's no DNA evidence linking his client to the crime.
Court OKs Chicago lawyer's defamation lawsuit against crime book (WQAD Moline)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. An Illinois Supreme Court ruling today allows a lawyer to claim he was defamed by a former mobster who wrote a tell-all book about crime in Chicago.
'Nights' investigation goes to district attorney (Half Moon Bay Review)
The investigation of an off-duty police officer's conduct during a recent holiday festival has been completed and forwarded on to the San Mateo County District Attorney, Half Moon Bay Chief of Police Ike Ortiz said today.
Lawyer: Probe examines anti-Castro ties in New Jersey (The Daily Comet)
Five Cuban-Americans in northern New Jersey were asked to testify in a federal counterterrorism investigation involving money that was sent to anti-Castro Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, a lawyer for the men said Thursday.