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County attorney, probate judge end dispute over letter (Montgomery Advertiser)
Probate Judge Reese McKinney has agreed to rescind a letter requesting county attorney Tommy Gallion get McKinney's written permission before speaking with staff members at Montgomery County Probate Court.
Attorney Accuses Russia of Using Energy as a Political Weapon (Voice of America)
A Canadian attorney who represented the former chief executive officer of the Russian oil company YUKOS, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, says his client was the victim of a plot by Moscow to increase its political influence worldwide using energy resources and infrastructure.
Attorney Arrested for Kissing Judicial Marshal (WCBS 880 New York)
A criminal defense attorney says his arrest for kissing a female judicial marshal at the Waterbury Superior Courthouse is political correctness gone amok.
Lawyer's antics lead to mistrial (Mississauga News)
The antics of a defence lawyer who challenged a witness to a fist fight has compelled a judge to halt an attempted murder trial that involved a Mississauga shooting.
Attorney withdraws from alleged wife hacker’s case (SABC News)
The attorney of Godfrey Macheke (37), who is accused of murdering his wife with an axe, has withdrawn from the case. Kgopolo Nkhumise told the Pretoria North Regional Court during bail application that his decision to withdraw from the case was based on professional reasons.
Lawyer arrested for kissing judicial employee (KTVO-TV Kirksville)
WATERBURY, Conn. A lawyer wants to know, since when is a kiss at the holidays a crime?
Lawyer arrested for kissing judicial employee (KRON 4 Bay Area)
WATERBURY, Conn. A lawyer wants to know, since when is a kiss at the holidays a crime?
Lawyer arrested for kissing judicial employee (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
WATERBURY, Conn. A lawyer wants to know, since when is a kiss at the holidays a crime? A criminal defense attorney in Connecticut has been charged with disorderly...
Lawyer arrested for kissing judicial employee (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
WATERBURY, Conn. A lawyer wants to know, since when is a kiss at the holidays a crime? A criminal defense attorney in Connecticut has been charged with disorderly...
Attorney: Drug mule grandma's prosecution discriminatory (Sierra Vista Herald)
BISBEE — The attorney for a Douglas grandmother who was found guilty of running drugs wants a judge to overturn the conviction on the grounds that prosecutors discriminated against her for being a U.S. citizen and a resident of Cochise County.
Attorney vows St. Louis area will have MLS team by '08 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Jeff Cooper, an Alton attorney leading the effort to bring an MLS expansion team to St. Louis, said Thursday that there will be a team in the St. Louis area soon. At what level is uncertain.
Benton-WC E-911 members discuss attorney hire, audit (Benton Evening News)
Meeting in continued session Wednesday, Benton-West City Emergency Telephone System board members discussed hiring an attorney to complete the work necessary prior to the board's dissolution.
Lawyer arrested for kissing judicial employee (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WATERBURY, Conn. A lawyer wants to know, since when is a kiss at the holidays a crime? A criminal defense attorney in Connecticut has been charged with disorderly conduct for kissing a female judicial marshal at Waterbury Superior Court on Dec. 22. Ralph Crozier says police told him he was being charged because the woman did not invite him to kiss her. Crozier says it was something people do ...
Lawyer Charged For Kissing Co-Worker's Cheek (Local 6 Orlando)
A lawyer wants to know, since when is a kiss at the holidays a crime?
Lawyer blasts prison (phillyburbs.com)
Foreigners being held for years without charges in the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are worse off than death row inmates in American jails, according to a lawyer who represents several so-called enemy combatants.
British soldier not Iran spy but "a patriot": lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A British soldier, accused of spying for Iran whilst working as an interpreter for NATO's commander in Afghanistan, is a "patriot," his lawyer told a London court on Friday.
Lawyer Charged For Kissing Co-Worker's Cheek (Click 2 Houston)
WATERBURY, Conn. -- A lawyer wants to know, since when is a kiss at the holidays a crime? A criminal defense attorney in Connecticut has been charged with disorderly conduct for kissing a female judicial marshal at Waterbury Superior Court on Dec. 22.
Local Attorney Found Guilty Of Murder (NBC 13 Birmingham)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. -- A local attorney was found guilty Friday morning on two counts of capital murder.
Lawyer says he's 'kissed off' by political correctness; charged for Xmas smooch (CNews)
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) - A criminal defence lawyer has been arrested for kissing a female judicial marshal - "a peck" he said was intended as a Christmas greeting.
Bush Asks Local U.S. Attorney To Step Down (10 News San Diego)
The Bush administration has quietly asked San Diego U.S. Attorney Carol Lam to step down.
Attorney general warns of murder contract scam (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
AP-NDMurder Contract Scam,0120 Attorney general warns of murder contract scam BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (STEN'-jum) says don't be alarmed if you get an e-mail message warning about a contract on your life.
Clergy not required to perform civil unions in New Jersey, state attorney general says (Boston Herald)
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. - Clergy in New Jersey cannot be required to unite gay couples in civil unions, the state attorney general said in a decision that quieted the fears of some religious groups opposed...
Lawyer Arrested For Kissing Judicial Employee (WLBZ Bangor)
A lawyer wants to know, since when is a kiss at the holidays a crime? A criminal defense attorney in Connecticut has been charged with disorderly conduct for kissing a female judicial marshal at Waterbury Superior Court on December 22nd.
U.S. Using `Back Door' Tactics for Black Pay Data, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. prosecutors are taking a ``back door approach'' to get information on Conrad Black's compensation by asking a Canadian accounting firm for a report on the pay data, Black's lawyer said.
U.S. Attorney Carol Lam Asked To Resign (News 8 San Diego)
The Bush administration is asking San Diego U.S. Attorney Carol Lam to step down.
Attorney Charged with Fraud (WNEP 16 Pennsylvania)
An attorney from Lackawanna County is accused of using clients' money for himself.
Local Lawyer Hired By Durham DA (WXII ThePiedmontChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A Piedmont lawyer has been hired by the embattled Durham district attorney who has been accused of violating ethics rules in the Duke lacrosse case.
A 25-Year Journey to State's Attorney (Washington Post)
John McCarthy's sleeves were rolled up, as they tend to be, when he stepped behind the lectern last week to address the employees of the Montgomery County state's attorney's office. Some have known him for decades. Many are friends. After all, few lawyers in the Rockville legal scene have been...
Embattled lawyer withdraws from West Boca land deal after legal troubles (Sun-Sentinel)
Prominent real estate lawyer William Boose, who was brought up on charges last month relating to the Masilotti scandal, is no longer part of a land swap deal in which Palm Beach County agreed to sell prime development property in western Boca Raton.
Statesville defense attorney arrested 4:33 PM \ (WCNC Charlotte)
Kenneth Bernard Darty, a Statesville criminal defense attorney, was arrested early Friday morning for DWI and carrying a concealed weapon. Darty posted a $2500 bond and is out of jail.
Lawyer arrested for kissing judicial employee (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
WATERBURY, Conn. A lawyer wants to know, since when is a kiss at the holidays a crime?
Mother in Lebanese custody case unlikely to face charges: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The lawyer in charge of defending Canadian Melissa Hawach in Lebanon said Friday he's confident she will not be punished here for surreptitiously recovering her children from their father with the help of several foreign ex-soldiers.
Lawyer alleges government misconduct in Marine officer case (KESQ)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. Court proceedings for a Marine officer charged with assaulting three Iraqi men was cut short at Camp Pendleton today, when his lawyer accused government investigators of fabricating evidence in the case.
Albuquerque lawyer named state elections director (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
SANTA FE An Albuquerque lawyer will serve as state elections director. Secretary of State Mary Herrera announced the appointment of Daniel Ivey-Soto...
Attorney: 2 Yale singers ID'd attackers (San Francisco Chronicle)
Two members of the Yale singing group allegedly attacked at a San Francisco New Year's Eve party positively identified four of the men responsible but city police officers weren't interested and ordered them to leave the area, their attorney said Friday.
Ex-convict tries to act as own attorney (Tennessean)
An ex-convict accused of shooting two people and committing a series of crimes in the days before and after Christmas acted as his own attorney Friday during the start of his preliminary hearing before a public defender was allowed to step in, according to a spokeswoman for the Davidson County District Attorney General’s office.
Duke lacrosse district attorney asks for special prosecutor in sexual assault case (San Diego Union-Tribune)
RALEIGH, N.C., 6:02 p.m. Jan. 12 (AP): Facing ethics charges that could lead to his disbarment, the embattled district attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case asked the state attorney general Friday to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case.
Lawyer arrested for kissing a judicial Marshall (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(Waterbury-WTNH, Jan. 12, 2007 10:15 PM ) _ A Seymour lawyer who was arrested for kissing a judicial marshal, vows he will fight the charges all the way to court.
Utah attorney general responds to polygamist's U.S. Supreme Court appeal (North County Times)
SALT LAKE CITY -- The U.S. Supreme Court should reject a Utah polygamist's petition to appeal his bigamy conviction because the case involved an underage bride and not a pair of consenting adults, Utah's attorney general said in a brief filed with the high court Friday.
State Attorney 'Didn't Believe In Shortcuts' (The Tampa Tribune)
DADE CITY - On June 1, 1973, a supervisor in the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office in Clearwater was seeking a volunteer.
Attorney to examine sex-abuse claims (The Spokesman-Review)
A former U.S. Attorney from Seattle will be hired to scrutinize and put a price on about 140 sex-abuse claims in the Catholic Diocese of Spokane bankruptcy.
Lawyer alleges government misconduct in Marine officer case (CBS 47 Fresno)
Court proceedings for a Marine officer charged with assaulting three Iraqi men was cut short at Camp Pendleton today, when his lawyer accused government investigators of fabricating evidence in the ...
Attorney: State Police Agent Wasn't Driving Drunk (KOAT.com)
An attorney for a state police agent arrested on a charge of drunken driving says the agent wasn't driving drunk.
Attorney General weighs in on Baldwin County school split (NBC 15 Mobile)
A possibly major blow to the budget for two local cities trying to break away from Baldwin County and form their own school district: A decision issued by Alabama's Attorney General may keep millions of dollars in tax revenue from reaching Gulf Shores and Orange Beach's proposed school systems. But the beach cities say they'll fight for their fair share.
Lawyer alleges government misconduct in Marine officer case (Fox 6 News San Diego)
Court proceedings for a Marine officer charged with assaulting three Iraqi men was cut short at Camp Pendleton today, when his lawyer accused government investigators of fabricating evidence in the case.
Lawyer trying to stop Kline officials from demolishing client’s Haddock building (Standard Speaker)
By SAM GALSKI A lawyer representing the owner of a Haddock home targeted for demolition by Kline Township supervisors is challenging the township’s condemnation proceedings.
Attorney: Williams to seek trial and testify in her own defense (The Mining Journal)
NEWBERRY — Based on statements made Friday by defense attorney Michael Winnick, Tammy Jo Williams will likely seek a jury trial and testify in her own defense against a charge of soliciting the murder of her estranged husband.
Massey murder trial unlikely to start until next year, defense attorney says (Herald & Review)
CLINTON - The capital murder trial of a Clinton man accused of killing a pregnant mother and her son likely will be postponed until next year, his attorney said Thursday.
Attorney general's role in ethics cases (Wisconsin State Journal)
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said Friday he's working to make sure a new state ethics-reform bill won't restrict his ability to investigate government corruption.
Attorney says agents made up assault case evidence (North County Times)
CAMP PENDLETON ---- A hearing for a Marine officer accused of assaulting an Iraqi was halted Friday after a defense attorney alleged that Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents fabricated portions of statements that led to the charges against the lieutenant.