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Lawyer quits kidnapping case in Italy against ex-CIA official (Boston Globe)
MILAN -- A lawyer for a former CIA station chief accused of involvement in the alleged kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect withdrew from the case yesterday, saying statements by Italian spymasters implicating US agents had undermined her attempts to head off a criminal trial.
Hussein doubled exercise days before hanging, lawyer says (Boston Globe)
AMMAN -- Less than 48 hours before he was hanged, Saddam Hussein said he had doubled the workout on his treadmill to be in good shape when he faced the gallows, according to his Iraqi lawyer.
Nine apply for Green Lake County district attorney position (Fond du Lac Reporter)
As of Monday, nine individuals had applied for the position of Green Lake County district attorney.
Marzen fires staff in Floyd County Attorney's Office (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
CHARLES CITY --- Floyd County's new chief prosecutor has decided to replace everyone on the office's three-person staff. Jesse Marzen began his duties as county attorney Jan. 2. He officially notified the county supervisors Monday he intends to fire the employees he inherited from predecessor.
Report identifies attorney (San Jose Mercury News)
A San Francisco legal newspaper, the Recorder, has identified attorney Wendy Howell as the individual ``who filled out the paperwork'' concerning a 2001 option grant to Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs that was improperly backdated to inflate the grant's value.
Deposed Thai PM Thaksin quits politics -lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has quit politics four months after he was ousted in a bloodless coup, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
CIA station chief's attorney quits kidnapping case, had hoped for political solution (Southeast Missourian)
MILAN, Italy -- An attorney for a former CIA station chief accused of involvement in the alleged kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect withdrew from the case Tuesday, saying statements by Italian...
Ex-Nixon lawyer named as Bush counsel (Chicago Tribune)
Fred Fielding, a veteran Washington lawyer who served in the Nixon and Reagan administrations, is returning to the White House to be President Bush's counsel.
NBA star's attorney to represent man in N.M. triple slaying (ABC 7 El Paso)
ALBUQUERQUE Colorado attorney Pamela Mackey will help defend a man accused of fatally shooting three teenagers more than seven years ago east of Albuquerque. Mackey...
Franklin attorney seeks Venango judge position (The Derrick)
Keith M. Pemrick, a Franklin attorney, is a candidate for judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Venango County.
No lawyer ready, so top N.O. juvenile public defender jailed (The Daily Comet)
The volunteer lawyer in charge of New Orleans' juvenile public defenders spent three hours in jail because he had nobody ready to defend a case before the chief judge in juvenile court.
No lawyer ready, so top N.O. juvenile public defender jailed (The Houma Courier)
The volunteer lawyer in charge of New Orleans' juvenile public defenders spent three hours in jail because he had nobody ready to defend a case before the chief judge in juvenile court.
No lawyer ready, so top N.O. juvenile public defender jailed (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW ORLEANS -- The volunteer lawyer in charge of New Orleans' juvenile public defenders spent three hours in jail because he had nobody ready to defend a case before the chief judge in...
Black Archives Ready to Move Forward with Full Board of Directors As Attorney General Adds 12 New Members (Kansas City InfoZine)
Attorney General Jay Nixon announced that the Black Archives of Mid-America now has a reconstituted board of directors to provide leadership for one of the country's premier collections of documents and artifacts chronicling African-American history. Over the past few years, the Archives struggled with finances, maintenance, board membership and other issues.
Attorney says evidence lacking in missing-girl case (Springfield News-Sun)
DAYTON, Ohio — The attorney for a man convicted of charges in the 1999 disappearance of a 9-year-old girl told an appeals court that his client was denied a fair trial because the only evidence against him is his own statements.
Deposed Thai PM Thaksin quits politics - lawyer (The Star Online)
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has quit politics four months after he was ousted in a bloodless coup, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Judge suspends Lowell attorney (Lowell Sun)
BOSTON -- In a long-awaited decision, a single justice of the state's highest court has suspended well-known Lowell attorney Richard K. Donahue from practicing law for his role in an alleged scheme to discredit former Superior Court Judge Maria Lopez.
Jeanerette lowers fee for attorney (The Daily Iberian)
JEANERETTE — Mayor Arthur Verret and the board of alderman have approved a request by City Attorney Raymond Allain to reduce the amount the city pays as a retainer fee.
Karate teacher's attorney speaks out about charges (KVBC Las Vegas)
A local karate instructor is under arrest, accused of sexually assaulting a little girl, but his attorney says the charges are simply not true. Police say Wayne Lacno molested his girlfriend's 13 year old daughter, but he claims he did nothing wrong.
State Attorney, Elephant Share Cuban Bread, Cafecito (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
What does an 11-year-old elephant and Miami-Dade County's state attorney have in common? Try a cup of Cuban coffee and Cuban bread.
Attorney for Kidd's wife counters abuse claims (USA Today)
A day after NBA star Jason Kidd claimed in divorce papers to be a victim of spousal abuse, his wife's attorney rejected claims Wednesday the New Jersey Nets point guard had reason to fear the diminutive woman.
Mack's divorce lawyer files objection to settlement motion (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Darren Mack's divorce lawyer has filed an objection to a request from the lawyer for Charla Mack's estate, asking a new judge to sign an order that would make a controversial and contested divorce settlement agreement valid and add about $1 million to her estate.
Attorney For Kidd's Wife Counters Abuse Claims (WCBS-TV New York)
A day after NBA star Jason Kidd claimed in divorce papers to be a victim of spousal abuse, his wife's attorney rejected claims Wednesday the New Jersey Nets point guard had reason to fear the diminutive woman. "He says he's threatened by her? He's a star athlete. She's 5-foot-2 I think, and 105 pounds," said celebrity New York divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, one of the attorneys representing Joumana ...
Dad in Lebanese custody case willing to drop charges: lawyer (CBC Saskatchewan)
The Lebanese-Australian man who took his Canadian children to Lebanon despite not having custody of them won't pursue charges against his estranged wife for grabbing them back if she agrees to hand the kids over, his lawyer says.
Syria bans travel for jailed rights lawyer's brother (The Daily Star Lebannon)
Syria has barred the brother of a jailed human rights lawyer from traveling to Brussels for a European Parliament meeting on Syrian-European relations, a rights group said on Wednesday. "Security services forbade writer Akram al-Bunni from traveling to Brussels to attend a meeting Thursday of the European Parliament," the National Organization for Human Rights in Syria said in a statement.
Attorney for Kidd's wife counters abuse (AP via Yahoo! News)
A day after Jason Kidd claimed in divorce papers to be a victim of spousal abuse, his wife's attorney said the New Jersey Nets point guard had no reason to fear the diminutive woman.
Northern Indiana US attorney nominated for federal judgeship (Chesterton Tribune)
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — The White House has nominated U.S. Attorney Joseph Van Bokkelen to replace retiring U.S. District Court Judge Rudy Lozano.
Joumana Kidd's attorney calls abuse claim 'absurd' (ESPN)
A day after Jason Kidd claimed in divorce papers to be a victim of spousal abuse, his wife's attorney said the New Jersey Nets point guard had no reason to fear the woman.
Attorney for Kidd's wife counters abuse claims (KVOA Tucson)
TRENTON, N.J. -- A day after Jason Kidd claimed in divorce papers to be a victim of spousal abuse, his wife's attorney said the New Jersey Nets point guard had no reason to fear the...
Attorney for Kidd's Wife Counters Abuse (ABC News)
Attorney for Jason Kidd's Wife Says Nets Star Had No Reason to Fear Diminutive Woman
District Attorney Reviews Hunter's Death (The Milwaukee Channel)
WAUSAU, Wis. -- Marinette County District Attorney Brent DeBord said Wednesday that he is reviewing police reports in the death of a 30-year-old squirrel hunter from Green Bay, saying the preliminary investigation of what's been described as a homicide is done.
Ex-lawyer convicted of sex offences involving teenage boys (CBC Manitoba)
A former lawyer who practised in Prince Albert, Sask., and Flin Flon, Man., has been found guilty of a series of sexual offences involving teenage boys.
Joumana Kidd's attorney calls abuse claim 'absurd' (ESPN)
A day after Jason Kidd claimed in divorce papers to be a victim of spousal abuse, his wife's attorney said the New Jersey Nets point guard had no reason to fear the woman.
Attorney for Kidd's wife disputes abuse claims (Fox Sports)
A day after Jason Kidd claimed in divorce papers to be a victim of spousal abuse, his wife's attorney said the New Jersey Nets point guard had no reason to fear the diminutive woman. "He says he's threatened by her? He's a star athlete. She's 5-foot-2, I think, and 105 pounds," said celebrity New York divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, one of the attorneys representing Joumana Kidd. "It's shameful what ...
Attorney: Marlins' Willis pleads not guilty to DUI charge (ESPN)
Dontrelle Willis pleaded not guilty to drunken driving in Miami Beach, his attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney General Discusses NY Shooting (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
The state attorney general met privately Wednesday with the Rev.
Attorney general discusses NY shooting (AP via Yahoo! News)
The state attorney general met privately Wednesday with the Rev. Al Sharpton, the fiancee of a young man killed in a hail of 50 police bullets in November and a lawyer representing witnesses of the shooting.
Lawyer Pleads No Contest In Jail Sex Case (WAPT.com)
A lawyer accused of having sex with an inmate cuts a deal with prosecutors.
Lawyer For Accused Wife Killer Blames Murder On 12-Year-Old Daughter (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A lawyer for a man accused in the stabbing death of his wife a year ago told jurors Wednesday the couple's 12-year-old daughter actually committed the crime.
Rodriguez's Lawyer Asks For Gag Order In Drug Case (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
A lawyer for a man accused in a drug-related murder is seeking a gag order similar to one issued in the trial of Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. More Crime News
Attorney for Kidd's wife counters abuse (AP via Yahoo! News)
A day after Jason Kidd claimed in divorce papers to be a victim of spousal abuse, his wife's attorney said the New Jersey Nets point guard had no reason to fear the diminutive woman.
Prosecutor's comments expose sham trial: Hicks's lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Australian lawyer for Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has expressed outrage that the chief US military prosecutor at the detention facility has voiced his opinion on the case.
Attorney: 'Person Of Interest' In Williams Slaying Frustrated (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)
A man held for questioning in the fatal drive-by shooting of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams has grown frustrated by his arrest, his attorney said Wednesday.
Hicks' lawyer hits back at prosecutor (The Age)
Lawyer hits back at personal 'attack' from prosecutor.
Mexican lawyer to help U.S. journalist (AP via Yahoo! News)
An award-winning human rights lawyer said Wednesday he will work with others seeking justice for U.S. activist-journalist Bradley Roland Will, who was shot dead in Oaxaca in October.
Lawyer 'abandons' Bali bombers in court (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Last ditch appeal hearings for three Bali bombers on death row have ended abruptly when their lawyer walked out of court proceedings.
Lawyer abandons death-row Bali bombers (News Interactive)
LAST ditch appeal hearings for three Bali bombers on death row ended abruptly today when their lawyer abandoned them during proceedings in Bali's Denpasar District Court.
Child sex lawyer appeals sentence (News Interactive)
A SYDNEY lawyer jailed for seeking sex with children over a telephone chat line will appeal against his sentence.
Lawyer 'abandons' Bali bombers in court (Hastings Gazette)
Last ditch appeal hearings for three Bali bombers on death row ended abruptly when their lawyer walked out of proceedings in Bali's Denpasar District Court.
Lawyer 'abandons' Bali bombers in court (Ararat Advertiser)
Last ditch appeal hearings for three Bali bombers on death row ended abruptly when their lawyer walked out of proceedings in Bali's Denpasar District Court.