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British lawyer: Guantánamo war crimes court still flawed (Miami Herald)
Britain's top lawyer told the U.S. legal establishment on Monday that Congress and the Bush administration have failed to fix fundamental flaws in its war crimes court at Guantánamo -- jeopardizing Western efforts in the war on terrorism.
Now the Attorney General admits to an affair (Daily Telegraph)
Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General, publicly admitted last night to an extra-marital affair with a leading barrister. He said that his wife of 33 years, Joy, knew of the adulterous relationship.
"Bucky" Phillips' lawyer files appeal (News 10 Now Syracuse)
The lawyer for admitted state trooper killer Ralph "Bucky" Phillips has filed a formal appeal.
"Bucky" Phillips' lawyer files appeal (News 10 Now Syracuse)
The lawyer for admitted state trooper killer Ralph "Bucky" Phillips has filed a formal appeal. Phillips was sentenced to life in prison without parole in December. Chautauqua County District Attorney Dave Foley said he expected the move.
Nurses’ lawyer challenges Libyan death sentence (Khaleej Times)
TRIPOLI/SOFIA - The lawyer for five Bulgarian nurses has submitted an appeal to the Libyan courts challenging the conduct of a court system that found the women guilty of intentionally infecting 400 Libyan children with the HIV virus that causes AIDS, BTA news agency reported on Saturday.
Attorney: Foster mother not home when Marcus died (Fairfield Echo)
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 general to oversee drug unit (The Patriot-News)
WILLIAMSPORT - Administrative responsibilities for the embattled Lycoming County Drug Task Force will switch to the attorney general's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation next month.
Lawyer denies Siemens linked claims against German labour leader (Gulf Times)
NUREMBERG, Germany: Identifying a man arrested this week in the widening Siemens corruption scandal, a lawyer said yesterday that tax-evasion allegations against Wilhelm Schelsky were groundless.
Love-struck Nowak's lawyer has high-profile past (Houston Chronicle)
When star-crossed astronaut Lisa Nowak stood before an Orlando magistrate facing scandalous criminal charges, she had an aggressive, square-jawed "hired gun" at her side. Donald Lykkebak is the kind of lawyer you call when the personal baggage you carry to court is as big as the crime you're charged with.
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.
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.
Lawyer patterns career after his early mentor (The Indianapolis Star)
My most important big break was working with Charles "Chuck" Whistler beginning in the summer of 1978. I was a young lawyer at the time -- 30 years of age. I had just joined Baker & Daniels after serving four and a half years in the Navy.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
District Attorney's office welcomes rookies (Madera Tribune)
The Madera County District Attorney's Office recently celebrated five of the office's prosecutors passing their probationary period. Over the months of December and January, all five celebrated their one-year anniversary with the office and District Attorney Ernie LiCalsi celebrated his 21st year.
Griffin jabs at Pryor, Democrats in U.S. attorney controversy (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- Tim Griffin said Friday he considers himself a casualty of the political firestorm ignited by his appointment as interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock, and blamed Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and leading Democrats for derailing his possible nomination.
Attorney shuffle has new twist (Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | A former aide to presidential adviser Karl Rove who replaced a recently ousted U.S. attorney has decided not to seek the job permanently.
Battle over Rosa Parks estate settled, lawyer says (The Charlotte Observer)
A settlement was reached Saturday in the dispute over the estate of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, including the rights to her name and image, said a lawyer in the case, Lawrence Pepper. However, he did not disclose terms, citing a gag order. Parks, who died in 2005 at 92, left nearly all of her estate to the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, which she founded. Her 13 nieces ...
Bradenton attorney's clients are real animals Post a Comment (Bradenton Herald)
Local attorney Dana Laganella always gets the brunt of lawyer jokes.
Britain's attorney-general admits affair with Indian origin lawyer (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Lord Goldsmith, Britain's attorney-general, has admitted having an affair with a top barrister of Indian origin who spent her initial years in Kolkata.
Nazi collaborator Papon to be buried with top honour, vows lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Maurice Papon's lawyer has vowed that the French Nazi collaborator would be laid to rest with the Legion of Honour even though he was stripped of the top award after his conviction for deporting Jews to Nazi death camps.
NAZI COLLABORATOR PAPON TO BE BURIED WITH TOP HONOUR, VOWS LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
PARIS, Feb 18, 2007 (AFP) - Maurice Papon's lawyer vowed Sunday that the French Nazi collaborator would be laid to rest with the Legion of Honour even though he was stripped of the top award after his conviction for deporting Jews to Nazi death camps.
Nazi collaborator Papon to be buried with top honour, vows lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Maurice Papon's lawyer has said that the French Nazi collaborator would be laid to rest with the Legion of Honour even though he was stripped of the order for deporting Jews to Nazi death camps.
Nazi collaborator Papon to be buried with top honour, vows lawyer (AFP via Yahoo!7 News)
PARIS (AFP) - Maurice Papon's lawyer has said that the French Nazi collaborator would be laid to rest with the Legion of Honour even though he was stripped of the order for deporting Jews to Nazi death camps.
NAZI COLLABORATOR PAPON TO BE BURIED WITH TOP HONOUR, VOWS LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
PARIS, Feb 18, 2007 (AFP) - Maurice Papon's lawyer said Sunday that the French Nazi collaborator would be laid to rest with the Legion of Honour even though he was stripped of the order for deporting Jews to Nazi death camps.
County attorney gets tough; defenders get rich (East Valley Tribune)
Business for Valley defense attorneys is booming. Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has been cracking down on criminals since 2004, and public defenders have scrambled to keep up as prison populations have swelled.
Md. Attorney General Considers Cold Case Unit (WBOC 16)
ANNAPOLIS , Md. (AP) - Maryland's attorney general is thinking about creating a cold-case squad to investigate unsolved homicides.
Britain's attorney-general admits affair with Asian lawyer (India Daily)
Britain's Attorney General Lord Peter Goldsmith has admitted that he had an extra-marital affair with a top Asian barrister who had spent first five years of her life in Kolkata.
Nazi collaborator Papon to be buried with top honour, vows lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Maurice Papon's lawyer has vowed that the French Nazi collaborator would be laid to rest with the Legion of Honour even though he was stripped of the order for deporting Jews to Nazi death camps.
NAZI COLLABORATOR PAPON TO BE BURIED WITH TOP HONOUR, VOWS LAWYER (The Tocqueville Connection)
PARIS, Feb 18, 2007 (AFP) - Maurice Papon's lawyer vowed Sunday that the French Nazi collaborator would be laid to rest with the Legion of Honour even though he was stripped of the order for deporting Jews to Nazi death camps.
Layoffs planned for Cook County State's Attorney's office (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
CHICAGO The Cook County State's Attorney is laying off 43 prosecutors and ten investigators as part of county budget cuts. The layoffs mean the department will close an arson unit as well as an energy and environment unit.
Layoffs planned for Cook County State's Attorney's office (WQAD Moline)
CHICAGO The Cook County State's Attorney is laying off 43 prosecutors and ten investigators as part of county budget cuts. The layoffs mean the department will close an arson unit as well as an energy and environment unit.
Md. Attorney General Considering Cold Case Unit (WTOP Radio Network)
Maryland's attorney general is considering creating a cold-case unit to investigate unsolved homicides, with a focus on racial crimes dating back to the civil rights era.
Papon lawyer vows to bury him with medal (AP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent French political figure who ordered hundreds of Jews to Nazi death camps during World War II will be buried wearing his Legion of Honor medal, his lawyer said Sunday, even though the deceased man was stripped of his right to wear the decoration in 1998.
Papon Lawyer Vows to Bury Him With Medal (ABC News)
Lawyer for Deceased Nazi-Era Collaborator Papon Vows to Bury Him With Legion of Honor Award
Blair backs Attorney General after affair (The Scotsman)
PRIME Minister Tony Blair gave his strong support yesterday to Attorney General Lord Goldsmith, who has admitted having an extra-marital affair.
Newspaper attorney: Onslow commissioners meeting illegal (The Herald-Sun)
Members of the Onslow County of Commissioners met illegally when they gathered for a lunch at Camp Lejeune where the military said a road would be closed into the base, a newspaper attorney said.
State attorney general sues DEP (The Daily Targum)
By Nia Hamm Correspondent New Jersey officials are taking a stand to improve pollution issues raising concerns across the state. Attorney General Stuart Rabner announced last Tuesday that his office is filing a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for neglecting a petition from New Jersey opposing a proposed operating permit for a coal-fired power plant in ...
Layoffs planned for Cook County State's Attorney's office (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
CHICAGO The Cook County State's Attorney is laying off 43 prosecutors and ten investigators as part of county budget cuts. The layoffs mean the department will close an arson unit as well as an energy and environment unit.
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.
'88 Shell case may haunt lawyer (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Starting with a federal class action lawsuit over the 1988 explosion at Shell Oil Co.'s Norco refinery, New Orleans lawyer Joe Bruno has specialized in representing mass-disaster victims, these days almost exclusively people who lost their homes to flooding after Hurricane Katrina.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Layoffs planned for Cook County State's Attorney's office (WQAD Moline)
CHICAGO The Cook County State's Attorney is laying off 43 prosecutors and ten investigators as part of county budget cuts. The layoffs mean the department will close an arson unit as well as an energy and environment unit.
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.
Griffin jabs at Pryor, Democrats in U.S. attorney controversy (The Morning News)
WASHINGTON -- Tim Griffin said Friday he considers himself a casualty of the political firestorm ignited by his appointment as interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock, and blamed Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and leading Democrats for derailing his possible nomination.
How to find a labor attorney (Orange County Register)
Contact the Orange County Bar Association. Q: Can you recommend a labor attorney for employees?
Lawyer of Czech soccer club head asks for police protection (Prague Daily Monitor)
Prague, Feb 16 (CTK) - Julius Kramaric, lawyer of Czech first soccer league club Marila Pribram head Jaroslav Starka prosecuted for the involvement in an abduction today asked for police protection, Kramaric told CTK.
Senator insists on StB past of attorney Obst (Prague Daily Monitor)
Prague, Feb 16 (CTK) - Senator Jaromir Stetina today rejected the Czech State Attorneys' Association statement that he threatened the fundamental principles of the rule of law by his allegation that state attorney Radim Obst collaborated with the former communist state police StB.
Md. Attorney General Considers Cold Case Unit (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is thinking about creating a cold-case unit to look into unsolved homicides.
Attorney enters 'not guilty' plea in astronaut case (USA Today)
A NASA astronaut accused of trying to harm a romantic rival has entered a written plea of not guilty to a charge of attempted murder, according to court records. Also, a Navy spokesman said this week that the military will not take over Nowak's case.
Body Of Retired Attorney Found In Burned-Out House (Local 10 Miami)
A 77-year-old retired attorney's burned body was discovered inside a house that caught fire overnight.