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Saddam lawyer in last-ditch plea (BBC News)
Saddam Hussein's lawyer asks the international community to stop him being handed over for execution.
Lawyer calls on world leaders to protect Saddam (Houston Chronicle)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer implored world leaders today to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted leader to Iraqi authorities for execution, saying he should enjoy protection from his enemies as a "prisoner of war."
Attorney General orders company to stop selling kohl eye cosmetics (BizJournals)
A New York-based food and cosmetic distributor has agreed with the Maryland Attorney General's Office to stop distributing kohl eye cosmetics in Maryland.
Saddam's lawyer in final plea (Guardian Unlimited)
Former dictator should enjoy protection from enemies as 'prisoner of war', says lawyer.
Incoming attorney general won't keep special prosecutor in Kansas abortion case (USA Today)
Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline spent more than two years investigating a nationally known abortion provider, but he'll likely leave office next month with little to show for it.
Uganda: Attorney General Must Redeem Tattered Image (AllAfrica.com)
2007 beckons and there is one person in government who should pray for better prospects in the coming year, and this is the Attorney General. This is an officer who between late 2005 and most of this ending year has succeeded in giving government suspect advice.
Bedard lawyer: client being persecuted for testimony in sponsorship scandal (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
WASHINGTON (CP) - Former Canadian Olympian Myriam Bedard is "lucid and sharp" and deserves to get protection from the U.S. government after being persecuted and spied on in Canada over the federal sponsorship scandal, a defence lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney General-elect calls for new laws on Internet sex chat, school bullying (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Attorney General-elect Lori Swanson called today for an update of Minnesota's criminal laws so prosecutors can root out more Internet offenses. Swanson released a package of proposals, ranging from a new felony for adults who sexually engage minors online to a requirement that school districts have cyber-bullying policies.
Ex-cop's attorney to resign (The Columbian)
Former Ridgefield Police Officer Carl Mealing soon may be left without an attorney to represent him in the lawsuit he filed against the city, the former city manager and the former police chief.
Attorney’s License Pulled Over His Neglect Of Clients (22 WSBT South Bend)
(AP) The Indiana Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Commission is suspending a Fort Wayne attorney for at least 18 months. The panel found that Charles James Rathburn, Jr., committed misconduct by neglecting his clients and charging unreasonable fees. The suspension will begin in February.
Lawyer warns against Saddam handover (MSNBC)
Saddam Hussein’s chief lawyer implored world leaders on Thursday to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted leader to Iraqi authorities for execution, saying the former dictator should enjoy protect from his enemies as a “prisoner of war.”
Westchester Lawyer Accused of Stealing $1 Million (1010 WINS New York)
A White Plains lawyer accused of stealing nearly $1 million from her aunt in two real estate transactions has been arraigned.
Attorney Files Wrongful Death Suit (WKMG Local6.com via Yahoo! News)
A wrongful death case has been filed by the attorney of the family of the late Lake County Sheriff Christopher Daniels, who was killed in October during a charity bus race at the New Smyrna Speedway.
Saddam lawyer seeks to prevent handover (AP via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein's chief lawyer implored world leaders on Thursday to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted leader to Iraqi authorities for execution, saying he should enjoy protection from his enemies as a "prisoner of war."
Saddam hands family messages to brothers - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
DUBAI (Reuters) - In the shadow of the scaffold, Saddam Hussein met two of his half-brothers on Thursday and passed on personal messages to his family, a lawyer said.
Bedard jailed over sponsorship scandal: lawyer (CTV.ca)
Former Canadian Olympian Myriam Bedard deserves protection from the U.S. government after being persecuted and spied on in Canada over the federal sponsorship scandal, her American lawyer said Thursday.
Saddam’s lawyer pleads for mercy; 5 more U.S. troops die in Iraq (Port Arthur News)
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — Saddam Hussein’s lawyer made a last-ditch effort to impede his execution Thursday, beseeching world leaders to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted dictator to Iraqi authorities who plan to hang him.
Barbour fills upcoming vacancy for south Miss. district attorney (FOX 10 Mobile)
COLUMBIA, Miss. Hal Kittrell will replace Claiborne "Buddy" McDonald as district attorney for the 15th Circuit Court District on Monday. Governor Haley...
Teacher Accused Of Sexual Assault Hires Former Kobe Bryant Attorney (ABC 7 Denver)
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. -- A high school teacher from Parker accused of having sex with a member of the school's football team has hired a high-profile attorney to represent her.
Incoming Kansas Attorney General won't keep special prosecutor in abortion investigation (WIS News 10 Columbia)
The incoming Kansas attorney general says he won't need the help of a special prosecutor to complete a high-profile abortion investigation.
'Nights' investigation goes to district attorney (Half Moon Bay Review)
The investigation into 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 on Thursday.
Bedard's lawyer says she's lucid amid bizarre trip and custody battle (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
WASHINGTON (CP) - Former Canadian Olympian Myriam Bedard is "lucid and sharp" and deserves protection from the U.S. government after being persecuted and spied on over her revelations in Canada's sponsorship scandal, her lawyer said Thursday.
Governor Barbour Appoints New District Attorney (WLBT 3)
COLUMBIA, Miss. (AP) -- Gov. Haley Barbour on Thursday tapped a south Mississippi assistant district attorney for promotion as 2007 begins. Hal Kittrell will become district attorney for the 15th Circuit Court District in Pearl River, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence and Marion counties Monday.
Wisc. Attorney General Defends Domestic Partner Benefits Despite Gay Marriage Ban (Gay Wired)
Wisconsin’s outgoing attorney general said the state’s new ban on gay marriage doesn't mean employers have to stop providing benefits to same-sex couples.
Attorney's license pulled over his neglect of clients (ABC 7 Chicago)
The Indiana Supreme Court's Disciplinary Commission is suspending a Fort Wayne attorney for at least 18 months.
Saddam lawyer seeks mercy; 5 troops die (AP via Yahoo! News)
Saddam Hussein's lawyer made a last-ditch effort to impede his execution Thursday, beseeching world leaders to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted dictator to Iraqi authorities who plan to hang him.
Lawyer throws a party for Abu Salem (IBN live)
Mumbai: Gangster Abu Salem has got a gift from his lawyer: a new political party which will fight the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in 2007.
Saddam hands family messages to brothers - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
DUBAI (Reuters) - In the shadow of the scaffold, Saddam Hussein met two of his half-brothers on Thursday and passed on personal messages to his family, a lawyer said.
Apple CEO Jobs Hires Own Attorney Amid Stock Probe (CBS 5 Bay Area)
Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs has reportedly hired his own attorney to deal with a stock options scandal that is putting his career and reputation on the line.
Texas: New District Attorney Tells Prosecutors, ?You?re Fired? (New York Times)
The newly elected Dallas County district attorney fired eight of his top prosecutors, and at least nine others are resigning before he assumes the post on Monday. The prosecutor, Craig Watkins, the county?s first black district attorney and the first Democrat to hold the office since 1986, sent termination notices to the eight prosecutors on Wednesday.
Lawyer tries to save Saddam (The State)
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Saddam Hussein’s lawyer made a last-ditch effort Thursday to stave off his execution, beseeching world leaders to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted dictator to Iraqi authorities who plan to hang him.
Lawyer seeks to prevent Saddam's execution (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's lawyer sought yesterday to impede his execution, beseeching world leaders to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted dictator to Iraqi authorities to be hanged.
Bail set at 1M for lawyer accused of embezzlement (North County Times)
SANTA ANA -- A lawyer accused of embezzling more than 900,000 from the estate of an Orange County woman and using much of it for online gambling had her bail set today at 1 million, while her arraignment was postponed.
Incoming county attorney files complaint over wage (La Crosse Tribune)
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — When Melanie Ford takes over as St. Louis County attorney next month, she could have a dozen attorneys under her who will earn more than she does, according to a complaint filed by Ford.
Incoming county attorney files complaint over wage (Winona Daily News)
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — When Melanie Ford takes over as St. Louis County attorney next month, she could have a dozen attorneys under her who will earn more than she does, according to a complaint filed by Ford.
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 Coroner's Statement Tossed (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Coroner Kimberly Scott's defense attorney is fighting to keep statements she made to police from being introduced during her trial on felony drug and theft charges.
Hussein's lawyer pleads that ex-dictator be spared (Boston Globe)
BAGHDAD -- Saddam Hussein's lawyer made a last-ditch effort to impede his execution yesterday, beseeching world leaders to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted dictator to Iraqi authorities who plan to hang him.
Lawyer Says Saddam Handed Over, Iraqi Justice Ministry Denies Claims (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Former dictator Saddam Hussein has been handed over by the US forces to Iraqi government custody, his lawyers said on Friday, a move that could confirm that his execution is imminent. "I understand they have handed him over," one defense lawyer who refused to be identified said.
Edison council may hire own attorney (Home News Tribune)
EDISON — Councilman Sal Pizzi has introduced an ordinance to hire an attorney to represent the governing body, saying Township Attorney Jeff Lehrer can't serve the Township Council without a conflict of interest because he is loyal to Mayor Jun H. Choi.
District attorney in Carson City to join law firm (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Carson City District Attorney Noel Waters will join the state's largest law firm next week when he leaves office, the firm announced Thursday.
Lawyer told to collect Saddam's belongings (Guardian Unlimited)
The chief lawyer for Saddam Hussein today said he had been asked to collect the personal effects of the former Iraqi dictator. But Iraq's justice ministry denied claims by another of Saddam's lawyers that it had taken custody of the former president, who is due to be executed.
Saddam's lawyer fights transfer (Tulsa World)
The U.S. military reports the deaths of eight more troops. BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Saddam Hussein's lawyer made a last-ditch effort Thursday to impede Saddam's execution, beseeching world leaders to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted dictator to Iraqi authorities who plan to hang him.
Vester and Attorney General reach agreement (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)
RALEIGH - Alan Vester and his automotive dealerships have signed an agreement with the North Carolina Attorney General's office to stop deceptive advertising and financing practices so consumers and lenders have accurate information.
Lawyer told to pick up Hussein's personal effects (CNN.com)
With Iraqis braced for Saddam Hussein's execution, the former dictator's lawyer said Friday the U.S. military has asked that he arrange the pickup of Hussein's personal belongings.
Incoming County Attorney Appeals Pay Cutbacks (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
The incoming St. Louis County Attorney contends she could have a dozen attorneys under her who will earn more than she does when she takes office next month. More Local News
District Attorney Drawing Fire In Duke Lacrosse Rape Case (WKRN Nashville)
The District Attorney in the Duke Lacrosse rape case is facing possible sanctions. The North Carolina Bar Association has filed ethics charges against Mike Nifong for allegedly misleading and making inflammatory statements to reporters. Still, the move by the State Bar surprises some experts, especially since the case has not gone to trial yet. The punishment for ethics violations ranges from...
Saddam will be hanged tomorrow, says lawyer (Independent Online)
A defence lawyer for Saddam Hussein believes the ousted president will be executed on Saturday.
Lawyer: 'Saddam May Hang Tomorrow' (Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Saddam Hussein's lawyer believes the former Iraqi leader will be executed tomorrow - but there is still confusion over his true fate.
Lawyer: Americans seeking someone to pick up Saddam's belongings (Fox 6 News San Diego)
Saddam Hussein is still in U.S. custody but his chief defense lawyer says Saddam will be handed over to Iraqi authorities "soon."