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Former Attorney General's Quest to Prosecute Wichita Abortion Doctor is Officially Over (WIBW-TV Topeka)
The Kansas Supreme Court dismissed a request to reinstate 30 misdemeanor charges filed against Tiller by Kline just before he left office. Kline had appointed a special prosecutor in the case but he was dismissed when Paul Morrison took over as attorney general.
Attorney Says Voice Mail Shows Gretna Teen Felt Threatened (KETV.com)
The attorney for a Gretna teen facing two counts of motor vehicle homicide says his client is a victim, too.
Jackson City Council: No Decision On City Attorney (WAPT.com)
Jackson City Council members spent more than an hour in a closed session Wednesday but reached no decision on handling ongoing issues with the city attorney.
Attorney: Marine Due More Credit For Time Spent In Custody (10 News San Diego)
A Marine who pleaded guilty to conspiracy and kidnapping charges had his due process rights violated, his attorney told a judge.
Lawyer admits leaking U.S. steroid case testimony (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer representing the BALCO lab at the center of a global steroid scandal admitted on Wednesday to leaking grand jury transcripts that embarrassed baseball superstar Barry Bonds and other sports stars.
Cross-dressing lawyer hangs up his dress (AP via Yahoo! News)
A male lawyer who appeared in court dressed in women's clothes as a protest against what he said was New Zealand's overly-masculine judiciary was suspended Wednesday after being found to be in contempt of court.
Defense lawyer admits leaking BALCO athlete testimony: prosecutors (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A defense lawyer in the BALCO steroid scandal has admitted leaking secret testimony from star athlete witnesses to the media, prosecutors have said.
City Attorney: Promoter cannot advertise company name on sign (Pine Bluff Commercial)
Pine Bluff City Attorney Carol Billings says promoter Ronnie Cates cannot advertise the name of his company on the Lakeview Amphitheater sign at the entrance to Regional Park.
Murray not satisfied with answers about U.S. attorney's firing (The Columbian)
SEATTLE (AP) -- Sen. Patty Murray said after sitting in on a closed-door Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday she heard nothing to suggest that John McKay deserved to be fired as U.S. attorney.
Lawyer To Plead Guilty In Steroids Case (CBS News)
Two San Francisco Chronicle reporters will avoid jail time after a criminal defense lawyer agreed to plead guilty to leaking them secret grand jury documents from the BALCO steroids investigation.
Attorney to plead guilty in BALCO case (MLB.com)
Attorney to plead guilty in BALCO case
New Zealand Cross-Dressing Lawyer Hangs Up His Dress After Guilty Verdict (Law.com)
Rob Moodie, a male lawyer who appeared in court dressed in women's clothes as a protest against what he said was New Zealand's overly masculine judiciary, was suspended after being found to be in contempt of court. Moodie announced after the ruling he would quit the law altogether, and end his cross-dressing protest because he no longer needed to appear "in a 19th-century Alice in Wonderland ...
Attorney for 3 towns retiring to take next step in his life journey (Winston-Salem Journal)
LEWISVILLE For someone who spent two years as a reporter, it might seem strange that Steve Garland doesn't like to see his name in newspapers. It's not that he has anything against the press. Garland said if he's doing his job as town attorney
EXCLUSIVE: Houston attorney to help Anna Nicole Smith's mom win custody of her daughter (ABC 13 Texas)
EXCLUSIVE: A well known Houston attorney is on his way to Florida to help Anna Nicole Smith's mom fight for custody of Smith's infant daughter.
New Kensington attorney's office searched in probe (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
U.S. postal inspectors have searched the New Kensington office of defense attorney Tom Ceraso, who represents former LeNature's Inc. CEO Gregory Podlucky, as part of a continuing federal criminal investigation.
Defense lawyer admits leaking BALCO athlete testimony: prosecutors (New Straits Times)
A defense lawyer in the BALCO steroid scandal has admitted leaking secret testimony from star athlete witnesses to the media, prosecutors have said. BALCO was accused of producing and supplying performance-enhancing substances to top athletes in one of the worst scandals in sporting history.
Hicks trial 2 years away, lawyer says (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer for Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks believes it will be two years before his client is presented to a military commission.
Attorney pleads guilty to conspiracy, wire fraud (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- An attorney with a La Jolla office and a Carlsbad residence has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy and wire fraud charges in connection with investment program that authorities allege caused investors to lose millions of dollars.
Attorney general's office to look into deadly Vista shootings by officers (North County Times)
Prosecutors with the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday that they will investigate seven recent officer-involved shootings that occurred in San Diego County -- including the Sept. 3 shooting of Chargers linebacker Steve Foley by an off-duty officer.
Lawyer Admits Leaking BALCO Testimony To Chronicle (CBS 5 Bay Area)
Two San Francisco Chronicle newspaper reporters will avoid jail time after a criminal defense lawyer agreed to plead guilty Wednesday to leaking them secret grand jury documents from the BALCO steroids investigation.
Natchez attorney attends conference (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — City Attorney Everett Sanders was in Washington, D.C., last weekend. Sanders was at the Democratic National Committee conference as a representative for the state.
With district attorney refusing to work, cases in Willacy County start piling up (The Brownsville Herald)
RAYMONDVILLE, February 15, 2007 — District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra’s refusal to work with a caseload of up to 500 criminal files has bottlenecked the court system here, District Clerk Gilbert Lozano said Wednesday.
Hearing on U.S. attorney firing doesn't sway Murray (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
After a closed-door Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Sen. Patty Murray said she heard nothing to suggest that John McKay deserved to be fired as U.S. attorney.
Child removal case attorney fees called low (Lexington Herald-Leader)
When social workers take a child away from an indigent parent in Kentucky, judges appoint one attorney to represent the parent and another to represent the child.
Murray not satisfied with answers about U.S. attorney's firing (The Columbian)
SEATTLE (AP) -- Sen. Patty Murray said after sitting in on a closed-door Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday she heard nothing to suggest that John McKay deserved to be fired as U.S. attorney.
Man Sues Attorney, Real Estate Investor (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers man has filed a lawsuit against a Bentonville attorney and a real estate investor, saying they mismanaged his money, knowing he was severely dyslexic and had spent time in a mental treatment facility.
Peterkin case reaffirms lawyer's vocation (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The lawyer for a Rochester man charged with brutalizing an Irondequoit family said the case helped reaffirm for him that every criminal defendant is entitled to a vigorous defense.
John Lee: Defense attorney shows frustration with reporter (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
CHILTON I was sitting in the front row of the basement media room, next to Carrie Antlfinger of The Associated Press, waiting for defense attorney Dean Strang to begin answering questions on Bobby Dasseys testimony.
Attorney general to review DA's files (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Feb. 15 (UNION-TRIBUNE): Spurred by complaints from citizens, the state Attorney General's Office said yesterday it intends to review reports by local prosecutors who examined seven shootings by sheriff's deputies over the past two years. But that review will not be the independent investigation that community groups called for last week.
Lawyer admits to BALCO leak (Orange County Register)
Two San Francisco Chronicle reporters will avoid jail time under a plea agreement by a criminal defense lawyer who admitted leaking them secret grand jury documents from the BALCO steroids investigation.
LAWYER ADMITS LEAKING BALCO TESTIMONY / He agrees to plead guilty; prosecutors say they'll drop bid to jail Chronicle ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer admitted in court documents Wednesday that he provided a Chronicle reporter with transcripts of confidential grand jury testimony by Barry Bonds and other athletes about steroid use, and federal authorities said they would drop their effort to send...
Commissioner prefers attorney who can litigate (Chiefland Citizen)
BRONSON- Commissioner Nancy Bell voted as the lone dissenter Feb. 6 when County Attorney Anne Brown asked for approval to seek legal services from the firm of Brickelmyer, Smolker, & Bolves.
Freshfields Lawyer Chatted on Phone Before Falling to His Death (Bloomberg.com)
Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- A Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer was speaking on his mobile phone minutes before he fell to his death on a stairwell at London's Tate Modern Gallery, a coroner's inquest heard today.
Cross-dressing lawyer hangs up his dress (AP via Yahoo! News)
A male lawyer who appeared in court dressed in women's clothes as a protest against what he said was New Zealand's overly-masculine judiciary was suspended Wednesday after being found to be in contempt of court.
Attorney to Plead Guilty in BALCO Case (ABC News)
Criminal Defense Attorney to Plead Guilty to Leaking BALCO Testimony to 2 Reporters
DA, Attorney trying to work out plea for elderly robbery suspect (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Junior says he's trying to work out a plea agreement with a 75-year-old woman charged in an armed bank robbery.
Lawyer takes fall (The Buffalo News)
Two San Francisco Chronicle reporters will avoid jail time after a criminal defense lawyer agreed to plead guilty to four felony counts of obstruction of justice and disobeying court orders, and to spend up to two years in prison and pay a $250,000 for leaking them secret grand jury documents from the BALCO steroids investigation.
Murray's mind unchanged on ousted U.S. attorney (The Olympian)
SEATTLE - Sen. Patty Murray said after sitting in on a closed-door Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday she heard nothing to suggest that John McKay deserved to be fired as U.S. attorney.
Attorney: Foster mother not home when Marcus died (Dayton Daily News)
BATAVIA — Liz Carroll, the foster mother charged with killing 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel, was not at her Union Twp. home when the death allegedly occurred, the woman's attorney said Thursday.
Attorney for Convicted Cop Killer Resigns in Open Court (WAFB Baton Rouge)
Billy Hecker, the attorney that represented convicted cop killer, Shedran Williams, resigned in open court Thursday morning.
Attorney: Hospital 'Stonewalling' Dumping Probe (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
A hospital under investigation for dropping off a paraplegic man on Skid Row last week has refused to release his medical records, the city attorney said Wednesday.
Cross Dressing Lawyer (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
New Zealand lawyer Rob Moodie says he's hanging up his dress for good.
Conte's lawyer to plead guilty for news leaks (Sports Illustrated)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A Colorado lawyer who admitted in court papers that he leaked secret grand jury documents in a federal steroids probe to reporters made an initial court appearance Thursday on obstruction of justice charges.
Los Angeles judge lifts order on Anna Nicole Smith body: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Los Angeles judge lifted a temporary order to preserve the body of Anna Nicole Smith for DNA tests following her death last week, a lawyer for the model said.
U.S. Attorney Carol Lam Leaves Office Thursday (News 8 San Diego)
United States Attorney Carol Lam is leaving her post Thursday.
Lawyer admits to steroid case file leak (The Washington Times)
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles say a defense lawyer has agreed to plead guilty to leaking secret court documents to two San Francisco Chronicle reporters.
Attorney General Asks Delay In Fisk Selling Of O'Keeffe Painting (The Chattanoogan)
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper is requiring Fisk University to delay by 30 days its proposed sale of two of the financially troubled university's prized Stieglitz Collection paintings.
BALCO lawyer faces charges (TSN)
A Colorado lawyer who admitted in court papers that he leaked secret grand jury documents in a federal steroids probe to reporters made an initial court appearance Thursday on obstruction of justice charges. Troy Ellerman pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court, but prosecutors said it was a formality and they expected he would plead guilty later in the day. Ellerman's appearance came the day ...
Attorney general sues businesses accused of price gouging (The Springfield News-Leader)
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon's office sued several southwest Missouri businesses today for alleged price gouging during last month's ice storm. The businesses included hotels, gas stations and hardware stores along or near the Interstate 44 corridor from Joplin to St. Robert. The lawsuits involved the sale of hotel rooms, gasoline, kerosene and portable generators. Nixon's office had ...
Lawyer to plead guilty in BALCO leak case (CBS Sportsline)
A Colorado lawyer who admitted in court papers that he leaked secret grand jury documents in a federal steroids probe to reporters made an initial court appearance Thursday on obstruction of justice charges.