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LA hires attorney for "Big Dog" lawsuit (Los Angeles Daily News)
The City Council has hired a specialist to defend it against a racial harassment lawsuit filed by a black firefighter who was fed dog food. The council last Friday approved a $750,000 contract to retain the Jones Day legal firm, which said the lead attorney will be Patricia Kinaga.
Libby Was `Scapegoat' in CIA Agent Leak, Defense Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- I. Lewis Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney, is a ``scapegoat'' who is being unfairly prosecuted in the disclosure of a covert CIA operative's identity, his lawyer told jurors in his criminal trial.
Libby Was `Scapegoat' in CIA Agent Leak, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- I. Lewis Libby, former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, thought he was being set up to take the blame over the leak of a CIA operative's name to protect White House official Karl Rove, Libby's lawyer told jurors today in his perjury trial.
Human rights lawyer joins BB review (PA via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Channel 4 has appointed a human rights lawyer to join its review of Celebrity Big Brother.
Libby a Scapegoat, His Lawyer Tells Jurors (New York Times)
A lawyer for I. Lewis Libby Jr. said today the White House sought to make him a scapegoat in the investigation of the leak of a C.I.A. operative?s name to protect Karl Rove.
Israeli attorney-general plans to indict president (International Herald Tribune)
The attorney-general notified President Moshe Katsav on Tuesday that he plans to indict him on charges of rape and abuse of power.
Lawyer fined in Columbus dancer trial (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A lawyer for the man charged with the slashing murder of a dancer from Columbus was fined $1,000 today by a judge who found her in criminal contempt for failing to come to court to pick a jury for her client's trial.
Libby was "set up" to protect Rove: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The former vice presidential aide charged with perjury was "set up" by the White House to protect political strategist Karl Rove during a CIA leak investigation, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Lawyer joins Big Brother review (BBC News)
A human rights lawyer joins Channel 4's review of Big Brother, as Jade Goody says her home has been attacked.
Lawyer joins Big Brother review (BBC News)
A human rights lawyer joins Channel 4's review of Big Brother, as Jade Goody says her home has been attacked.
Interviews Begin Today For Shreveport City Attorney (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover and his transition team will begin interviewing applicants for the position of Shreveport City Attorney. That meeting is taking place throughout the morning at the Shreveport Federal Credit Union on Fern Aveune.
Charges against former district attorney up in air (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A legal snafu has resulted in embezzlement charges against a former district attorney being temporarily dismissed.
Libby Was `Scapegoat' in CIA Agent Leak, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- I. Lewis Libby, former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, thought he was being set up to take the blame over the leak of a CIA operative's name to protect White House official Karl Rove, Libby's lawyer told jurors in his perjury trial.
Libby Was `Scapegoat' in CIA Agent Leak, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- I. Lewis Libby, former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, thought he was being set up to take the blame over the leak of a CIA operative's name to protect White House official Karl Rove, Libby's lawyer told jurors in his perjury trial.
Interviews Begin Today For Shreveport City Attorney (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover and his transition team will begin interviewing applicants for the position of Shreveport City Attorney. That meeting is taking place throughout the morning at the Shreveport Federal Credit Union on Fern Aveune.
Attorney Eino Zapata announces for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 (Bandera Bulletin)
Local attorney Eino Zapata, Republican, has announced his candidacy for the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas for 33 years since his graduation from St. Mary's School of Law with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in August of 1973. Attorney Zapata also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University.
Attorney general plans indictment of Israeli president (International Herald Tribune)
The Israeli attorney general plans to indict President Moshe Katsav on charges of rape and other sexual offenses, the Justice Ministry announced Tuesday.
Attorney Talks to News 3 After Being Held Hostage Last Year (WSAV Savannah)
The couple accused of holding an attorney hostage for more than 24 hours last January is on trial this week. Robert and Connie Brower are charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon.
Libby Was `Scapegoat' in CIA Agent Leak, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- I. Lewis Libby, former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, thought he was being set up to take the blame over the leak of a CIA operative's name to protect White House official Karl Rove, Libby's lawyer told jurors in his perjury trial.
Libby was "set up" to protect Rove: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The former vice presidential aide charged with perjury was "set up" by the White House to protect political strategist Karl Rove during a CIA leak investigation, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Lawyer: Former City Commissioner Exline Is Not A Crook (WPBF TheWPBFChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Former West Palm Beach City Commissioner Jim Exline 's lawyer said Exline is no Ray Liberti or Tony Masilotti.
Attorney general skips speech as precaution (KATC 3 Lafayette)
WASHINGTON By tradition, a member of the president's cabinet forgoes attending the State of the Union address in case of an attack or accident. Attorney General Alberto...
Attorney general skips speech as precaution (KVOA Tucson)
WASHINGTON By tradition, a member of the president's cabinet forgoes attending the State of the Union address in case of an attack or accident. Attorney General Alberto...
Attorney general skips speech (USA Today)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales stayed away from the Capitol Tuesday night in case of a catastrophic attack or accident as President Bush delivered his sixth State of the Union address.
City Attorney Seeks Court Order Over Building Construction (KGTV TheSanDiegoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
City Attorney Michael Aguirre asked the U.S. Attorney's Office Tuesday to prosecute unnamed individuals for failing to halt construction on a 12-story building near San Diego's Montgomery Field that federal officials have labeled a hazard to airport operations.
Attorney tells jury he feared for his life in own office (Savannah Morning News)
STATESBORO - "I thought I was going to die," attorney Michael Hostilo testified Tuesday, recalling how he was held hostage last year in his Statesboro law office.
Lawyer: Libby feared being ‘sacrificial lamb’ (The State)
WASHINGTON — White House officials tried to sacrifice vice presidential aide “Scooter” Libby to protect strategist Karl Rove from blame for leaking a CIA operative’s identity during a political storm over the Iraq war, Libby’s lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer tells CIA probe jury Libby was ‘sacrificial lamb’ (Boston Herald)
WASHINGTON - White House officials tried to sacrifice vice presidential aide Lewis “Scooter” Libby to protect strategist Karl Rove from blame for leaking a CIA operative’s identity during a political storm over the Iraq war, Libby’s lawyer said yesterday.
City Attorney Takes New Step To Terminate 12-Story Tower Construction (NBC San Diego)
City Attorney Mike Aguirre announced Tuesday he is seeking criminal charges to stop all construction on a controversial 12-story office tower near Montgomery Field.
Attorney: Auxiliary's assets are firefighters' (The Express-Times)
EASTON | A lawyer for the attorney general's office said Tuesday she believes the Plainfield Township Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary should hand over the bulk of its assets to the firefighters.
Jackson ex-lawyer testifies in tape suit (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former lawyer for Michael Jackson testified Tuesday that he has felt compelled to take extraordinary measures to ensure discussions with his clients remain private since he and the singer were secretly videotaped aboard a private jet.
Marino nixes run for district attorney (Williamsport Sun Gazette)
U.S. Attorney Thomas A. Marino will not campaign to get his old job back as Lycoming County District Attorney.
Human rights lawyer added to U.K. 'Celebrity Big Brother' review panel (Reality TV World)
The British network that airs "Celebrity Big Brother," on which racist comments were alleged, appointed a human rights lawyer to a panel reviewing the show.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Deputy city attorney plans run for judge (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Deputy New Orleans City Attorney Charlene Larche-Mason has announced she will run in a special March 31 election to fill a vacant Civil District Court judgeship.
Lawyer to jury: Libby a "scapegoat" (Denver Post)
Lewis "Scooter" Libby, former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, thought he was being set up to take the blame over the leak of a CIA operative's name to protect White House official Karl Rove, Libby's lawyer told jurors in his perjury trial.
Attorney for boy's killer can't explain lie (Miami Herald)
The attorney for the man convicted of killing Jimmy Ryce was expected to take the stand Tuesday to explain how he got his client to lie on the stand -- and why. But instead of clearing up any confusion, former Assistant Public Defender Art Koch further muddied the record during a hearing Tuesday to determine if Juan Carlos Chavez should get a new trial because of mistakes made by his attorneys.
Noriega to be freed, his lawyer says (Boston Globe)
UNITED STATES MIAMI -- Manuel Antonio Noriega, the former leader of Panama, will be released from prison Sept. 9, and he will try to board a plane back to his country that day, his lawyer said. Noriega, 70, is being held in the Federal Correctional Institution in Miami on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. Noriega's lawyer, Frank Rubino, said ...
Attorney accuses CHP of abusing disability claims (Contra Costa Times)
The California Highway Patrol abused the state workers' compensation system to let top managers retire with medical and disability benefits that substantially inflated their pay, the Sacramento County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.
Attorney accuses CHP of abusing disability claims (Contra Costa Times)
The California Highway Patrol abused the state workers' compensation system to let top managers retire with medical and disability benefits that substantially inflated their pay, the Sacramento County District Attorney's office said Tuesday.
Gonzales says the Constitution doesn't guarantee habeas corpus / Attorney general's remarks on citizens' right astound ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
One of the Bush administration's most far-reaching assertions of government power was revealed quietly last week when Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified that habeas corpus -- the right to go to federal court and challenge one's imprisonment -- is not...
Web Extra: Attorney General Jim Hood's statement on State Farm settlement (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
"After months of heated negotiations, I am happy to announce that our office has reached a settlement agreement with State Farm in our state court litigation," said Attorney General Jim Hood.
Jackson ex-lawyer testifies in tape suit (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former lawyer for Michael Jackson testified Tuesday that he has felt compelled to take extraordinary measures to ensure discussions with his clients remain private since he and the singer were secretly videotaped aboard a private jet.
Jackson Ex-Lawyer Testifies in Tape Suit (ABC News)
Michael Jackson's Ex-Lawyer Calls Secret Taping of Himself and His Client `distressing'
Lawyer challenges Griffin appointment as U.S. attorney (KSLA-TV Shreveport)
LITTLE ROCK A defense lawyer has filed a challenge to the appointment of U-S Attorney Tim Griffin, who was named without Senate confirmation in a move made possible by the U-S-A Patriot Act.
Street's attorney asks court to overturn convictions (Sioux City Journal)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Brian Street's attorney is asking a judge to grant his client a new trial or overturn a federal jury's ruling that Street sexually exploited his teenage stepdaughter.
Ethics complaint targets Perdue's lawyer (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A Democratic Party operative filed an ethics complaint on Wednesday against Gov. Sonny Perdue's lawyer, state Rep. Larry O'Neal, alleging that the Republican lawmaker used his elected position to help the governor get a $100,000 tax break. The complaint claims that O'Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, "used his position as a Member of the House to bestow a financial benefit ...
Lawyer testifies about secret Jackson taping (CNN.com)
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A former lawyer for Michael Jackson testified that he has felt compelled to take extraordinary measures to ensure discussions with his clients remain private since he and the singer were secretly videotaped aboard a private jet.
Sheriffs call for state attorney to release report (Orlando Sentinel)
The four sheriffs of the Seventh Judicial Circuit this afternoon urged State Attorney John Tanner to release a grand jury report that reviewed his conduct.
Michael Jackson's ex-lawyer calls secret taping of himself and his client 'distressing' (Asbury Park Press)
A former lawyer for Michael Jackson testified Tuesday that he has felt compelled to take extraordinary measures to ensure discussions with his clients remain private since he and the singer were secretly videotaped aboard a private jet. Attorney Mark Geragos, who was secretly videotaped with Jackson on a November 2003 flight from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara, where Jackson surrendered on child ...