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Zimbabwe opposition head to appear in court: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and others arrested and alleged to have been beaten by police after a protest against President Robert Mugabe will appear in court later on Tuesday, a defense lawyer said.
White House Lawyer Mulled Firing All Prosecutors (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The chief White House lawyer floated the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys at the start of President Bush's second term, but the Justice Department objected and eventually recommended the eight dismissals that have generated a political firestorm two years later.
Berlusconi, U.K. Lawyer Mills Start Corruption Trial in Italy (Bloomberg.com)
March 13 (Bloomberg) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and U.K. lawyer David Mills go on trial in Milan today charged with conspiring to obstruct justice.
Police: Lawyer Threatens Shooting At His Office (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
A Greenville lawyer faces charges that he threatened to shoot people in his office last week.
Jowell's lawyer husband goes on trial in Italy (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The corruption trial of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, along with British tax lawyer David Mills, opened in Milan on Tuesday.
Attorney testifies about courthouse security (WNPR Connecticut Public Radio)
HARTFORD, CT (2007-03-13) A Waterbury attorney who was injured in a shooting two years ago testified before the Legislature's Judiciary Committee supporting legislation to improve courthouse security. WNPR's Lucy Nalpathanchil reports.
Italy's Berlusconi, British lawyer Mills go on trial (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The corruption trial of former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi and British tax lawyer David Mills, has opened in Milan on Tuesday.
Dismissed attorney files for council seat (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — A recently ousted city hall presence could be back sooner than some city council members expected. Former City Attorney Arnold Polanco filed for position 7, a place currently held by Jim Nelson, one of the council members who voted for his removal.
Attorney seeks new trial (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
AUBURN - The attorney for convicted murderer Daniel Roberts has filed a motion to dismiss the indictment that led to Roberts' guilty verdict.
New Century Acknowledges SEC, U.S. Attorney Probes (Fox News)
Embattled subprime lender New Century has said that the SEC and U.S. Attorney's office are both investigating the lending company.
Utahn resigns in controversy over U.S. Attorney firings (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 7:17 AM- WASHINGTON _ A Utah native who held a top spot at the Justice Department resigned Monday after becoming embroiled in a controversy over the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys. D. Kyle Sampson, who was chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, quit Monday, the Associated Press reported, citing anonymous Justice Department officials.
Supreme Court disbars jailed Billings attorney (Billings Gazette)
A Billings attorney jailed on a contempt charge has been disbarred.
Ex-state’s attorney backs Ryan (Daily Herald)
Former Cook County State’s Attorney Jack O’Malley took the stand Monday to deny that George Ryan ever swore at him while telling him to back down from investigating corruption in the secretary of state’s office.
Ex-state’s attorney backs Ryan (Daily Herald)
Former Cook County State’s Attorney Jack O’Malley took the stand Monday to deny that George Ryan ever swore at him while telling him to back down from investigating corruption in the secretary of state’s office.
Haddon Twp. lawyer nominated to panel (Courier-Post)
Gov. Jon S. Corzine on Monday nominated a Haddon Township lawyer to serve on the state's newly formed Civil Union Commission.
Gonzales Chief Aide Sampson Quits After U.S. Attorney Firings (Bloomberg.com)
March 13 (Bloomberg) -- The chief aide to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned in the wake of revelations about his role in the ouster of eight U.S. attorneys.
Chief of staff of US attorney general quits (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The chief of staff to US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned amid intense scrutiny of the Justice Department accused of excessive use of tough anti-terror laws and being overtly political.
White House lawyer suggested firing all U.S. attorneys (Sports Illustrated)
The chief White House lawyer floated the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys at the start of President Bush's second term, but the Justice Department objected and eventually recommended the eight dismissals that have generated a political firestorm two years later.
Italy's Berlusconi, British lawyer Mills go on trial (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The corruption trial of Italy's ex-prime minister and richest man Silvio Berlusconi and his former British tax lawyer David Mills opened in Milan on Tuesday.
Lawyer Wants Anna Nicole Partner's DNA (ABC News)
Lawyer Wants Anna Nicole Smith's Partner, Howard K. Stern, to Provide DNA for Paternity Case
Gonzales: Attorney firings mishandled (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said mistakes were made and he accepts responsibility for mishandling the way eight federal prosecutors were dismissed.
Gonzales: Attorney Firings Mishandled (San Francisco Chronicle)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said mistakes were made and he accepts responsibility for mishandling the way eight federal prosecutors were...
Matthews hires another attorney; DA says he probably won't prosecute (Los Angeles Times)
The two developments could push Angels closer to imposing a suspension or other discipline upon Matthews. TEMPE, ARIZ. — As Gary Matthews Jr. retained a second lawyer amid allegations he ordered human growth hormone, the district attorney leading the investigation indicated he probably would not prosecute Matthews but might need months before deciding whether to call him as a witness in a ...
Lawyer wants Anna Nicole partner's DNA (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for one of three men claiming to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby asked a judge Tuesday to order the late Playboy model's partner, Howard K. Stern, to come to California and provide a DNA sample.
Attorney General Gonzales On the U.S. Attorney Firings (Washington Post)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez holds a news conference March 13, 2007, on the December 2006 firing of U.S. attorneys.
U.S. Attorney Perez steps down (Business Journal of Tampa Bay)
Paul Perez, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, said he is resigning effective midnight March 30.
Trial set for lawyer linked to Santiago theft (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
A July 9 trial was set today for a lawyer charged with the theft of works by the late Rochester artist Ramon Santiago.
U.S. Attorney Perez steps down (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Paul Perez, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, said he is resigning effective midnight March 30.
Italy's Berlusconi, British lawyer Mills go on trial for corruption (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The corruption trial of Italy's ex-prime minister and richest man Silvio Berlusconi and his former tax lawyer David Mills of Britain opened in Milan on Tuesday.
Democrats say Arizona U.S. Attorney was 'neutral' (BizJournals)
Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton was not targeted for ouster after the November elections, according to Bush administration documents released Tuesday. Charlton left the U.S. Attorney post last year and is in private practice at the Phoenix law firm Gallagher & Kennedy.
US attorney general rejects resignation in fracas over prosecutors (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales conceded errors but refused to resign Tuesday over accusations that his department sacked eight government prosecutors for political reasons.
Schumer calls on attorney general to resign (The Record)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's No. 3 Democrat said Sunday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign because he is putting politics above the law.
Murder charges dropped against San Mateo lawyer / End bizarre saga in 1979 slaying (San Francisco Chronicle)
Murder charges were dropped this week against a San Mateo lawyer who was accused of helping her late husband plot a murder 28 years ago when they were both prosecutors in Rusk County, Wis. Cherie Lee Barnard, 56, was a week from trial in Wisconsin for...
For Stevens & Lee, the Key Number Is Net Income per Lawyer (Law.com)
In 2006, Pennsylvania-based Stevens & Lee saw its gross revenue increase by 10.3 percent from the prior year, to $112.5 million. But the statistic the firm puts the most emphasis on, according to managing partner Joseph M. Harenza, is net income per lawyer. Harenza says Stevens & Lee's system for increasing revenue and profits focuses on upping per-lawyer revenue and lowering per-lawyer expenses, ...
Attorney General Rejects Calls for Resignation Over Plan to Purge Prosecutors (Law.com)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales rejected growing calls for his resignation Tuesday as scores of newly released documents detailed a two-year campaign by the Justice Department and White House to purge federal prosecutors. Gonzales acknowledged his department mishandled the dismissals of eight U.S. Attorneys and misled Congress about how they were fired. He said he was ultimately to blame for ...
Lawyer in fight for Smith's baby: 'Put up or shut up' (CNN.com)
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A lawyer for one of three men claiming to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's baby asked a judge Tuesday to order the late Playboy model's partner, Howard K. Stern, to come to California and provide a DNA sample.
Heffelfinger: Politics didn't play a role in leaving U.S. Attorney post (Minnesota Public Radio)
As the White House faces increasing scrutiny over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, Tom Heffelfinger says political pressure wasn't the reason he stepped down from his U.S. Attorney post a year ago.
U.S. Attorney In Tampa Hands In Resignation (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - On the day Attorney General Alberto Gonzales acknowledged mistakes in the firing of eight federal prosecutors, the U.S. attorney responsible for Tampa announced his resignation.
Republican Senators Not Rushing To Back Attorney General (CBS News)
Republican senators will not rush to the defense of embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, though aides to key lawmakers said today that it remains unlikely that President Bush will oust his friend because of the FBI's illegal snooping case and the Justice Department's firing of prosecutors.
Attorney general rejects Democrats' calls for resignation (Southeast Missourian)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales rejected growing calls for his resignation Tuesday as scores of newly released documents detailed a two-year campaign by the Justice Department and...
Attorney Firing Fallout (Fox 6 News San Diego)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is under increasing pressure after uncovered e-mails show political motivations in the ouster of eight U.S. Attorneys, including San Diego's Carol Lam.
City attorney disagrees with Polikov (La Vista Sun)
Bellevue's city attorney said he is confident that five City Council members did not violate Nebraska's open meetings law by discussing in a closed session litigation about a voter-approved plan to downsize the council.
City attorney disagrees with Polikov (Ralston Recorder)
Bellevue's city attorney said he is confident that five City Council members did not violate Nebraska's open meetings law by discussing in a closed session litigation about a voter-approved plan to downsize the council.
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.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
US Attorney General refuses to resign over prosecutor sackings (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales refused Tuesday to resign over accusations that his department sacked eight government prosecutors for political reasons.
Matthews hires another attorney (Los Angeles Times)
The two developments could push Angels closer to imposing a suspension or other discipline upon Matthews. TEMPE, ARIZ. — As Gary Matthews Jr. retained a second lawyer amid allegations he ordered human growth hormone, the district attorney leading the investigation indicated he probably would not prosecute Matthews but might need months before deciding whether to call him as a witness in a ...
Bar drops action against lawyer (The Oregonian)
The Oregon State Bar dismissed a complaint against a Portland lawyer who is accused of setting up a front company for a CIA torture program.
Attorney General admits mistakes, rejects calls for resignation (USA Today)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales rejected calls for his resignation this morning during a series of TV appearances in which he discussed his decision to remove eight U.S. attorneys. I work for the American people and serve at the pleasure of...
Charges dropped in murder case / San Mateo lawyer had been accused in bizarre slaying plot 28 years ago (San Francisco Chronicle)
Murder charges were dropped this week against a San Mateo lawyer who was accused of helping her late husband plot a murder 28 years ago when they were both prosecutors in Rusk County, Wis. Cherie Lee Barnard, 56, was a week from trial in Wisconsin for...