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Zimbabwean opposition leader being treated for suspected skull fracture, lawyer says (Boston Herald)
HARARE, Zimbabwe - The country's main opposition leader underwent a brain scan Wednesday, and his lawyer said he may have suffered a skull fracture and internal bleeding as a result of police beatings. Morgan...
Fired U.S. Attorney Led Cunningham Probe (CBS News)
One of the eight recently fired U.S. attorneys, Carol Lam, led the federal corruption investigation of ex-Republican Randy "Duke" Cunningham in California. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says Lam's firing was not political.
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 Resists Calls for Resignation (NPR)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is rejecting growing calls for his resignation. Gonzales has acknowledged his department mishandled the dismissals of eight U.S. attorneys and misled Congress about how they were fired.
Fired U.S. Attorney Links Job Loss to Abramoff (NPR)
Morning Edition , March 14, 2007 · Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says the firing of several U.S. attorneys was not politically motivated. But this latest scandal might be connected with an older one.
U.S. Attorney Perez to join Fidelity National (BizJournals)
The U.S. Attorney for the district that includes Jacksonville is resigning to work for Fidelity National Financial Inc.
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.
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.
Aziz Huq: Attorney Firings: What the White House Wanted to do, But Didn't (HuffingtonPost)
In the coming days, commentators will be scrambling for their thesauruses to find new ways to describe the mounting criticism of Attorney General Gonzales (try "calumny" or "obloquy" for starters). But it's worth lingering on one perhaps the most illuminating aspect of today's news: What the White House wanted to, but didn't, do. According to internal White House emails , White House Counsel ...
Lawyer Sets Sights on 9th District (RedNova)
By Mason Adams, The Roanoke Times, Va. Mar. 14--The official announcement isn't due until the end of the month, but Rocky Mount lawyer and Democrat Eric Ferguson will once again challenge for the 9th District seat in the House of Delegates.
Your e-mails: U.S. attorney firings (CNN.com)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales conceded Wednesday that mistakes were made in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys and that he should have been more involved in the process.
Bush declares support for beleaguered attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President George W. Bush Wednesday declared his support for his beleaguered attorney general, but denied giving "specific instructions" to purge a group of federal prosecutors.
Bush upset over flawed attorney firings (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Bush said Wednesday he is troubled by the Justice Department's misleading explanations to Congress of why it fired eight U.S. attorneys and expected his attorney general to fix them.
District Attorney Upset Over Inmate Who Hanged Self (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
An inmate at the Somerset County Jail hanged himself over the weekend, and the district attorney wants to find out why it happened.
How to Handle a Lawless Attorney General (The Nation via Yahoo! News)
The Nation -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he is not going anywhere.
My fate in Bush's hands, says US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Wednesday his fate was in the hands of President George W. Bush, but denied his department sacked eight government prosecutors for political reasons.
Zimbabwe Opposition Leader's Skull May Have Cracked In Police Assault, Says Lawyer (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai may have fractured his skull in the alleged assault inflicted on him by the country's police when he was held in custody after being arrested for attending a banned rally on Sunday, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Bush irked by 'mistakes' in attorney firings (CNN.com)
President Bush said Wednesday he is "not happy" about mistakes surrounding the decision to fire eight U.S. attorneys, but his faith in his attorney general is unwavering.
Republican senator calls for Bush to fire attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Republican Senator John Sununu joined Democrats Wednesday in calling for the firing of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales amid a string of embarrassments at the Department of Justice.
Wisconsin Murder Charges Dismissed Against San Mateo Lawyer (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
LADYSMITH, Wis. -- The case against a California lawyer accused of being involved in a 1979 Rusk County murder has been dismissed after a key witness decided not to testify.
Was S.F. Judge the Catalyst for Firing of U.S. Attorney? (Law.com)
It appears San Francisco federal Judge Marilyn Hall Patel was the catalyst in the canning of Kevin Ryan, the San Francisco U.S. Attorney fired in December in the now-infamous purge of eight federal prosecutors. According to internal Justice Department e-mails that Congress made public earlier this week, it seems that Patel's attempt to get copies of Ryan's negative performance reviews convinced ...
E-mails Give A Behind-the-scenes Look At The U.S. Attorney Firings (CBS News)
According to E-mails and documents released yesterday and interviews with current and former Justice Department officials, the saga of the attorney general firings began in early 2005. The backdrop was the second term of the Bush administration unfolding, with many new White House staffers and a new attorney general, Alberto Gonzales, in place, and talk of across-the-board change in many ...
Bush orders Gonzales to explain U.S. attorney firings (Houston Chronicle)
President Bush stood by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday but said he is troubled by misleading statements over the firings of eight federal prosecutors and has ordered him to fix the problem.
Republican joins attack on US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Republican lawmaker joined Democrats Wednesday calling for US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign over the firing of federal prosecutors, even as President George W. Bush defended his Justice Department chief.
Republican joins attack on US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Republican lawmaker joined Democrats Wednesday calling for US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign over the firing of federal prosecutors, even as President George W. Bush defended his Justice Department chief.
Was S.F. Judge the Catalyst for Firing of U.S. Attorney? (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
It appears San Francisco federal Judge Marilyn Hall Patel was the catalyst in the canning of Kevin Ryan, the San Francisco U.S. Attorney fired in December in the now-infamous purge of eight federal prosecutors.
Attorney: Sgt. didn't give kill order (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Army staff sergeant will tell a military court Thursday that he did not order members of his squad to kill three Iraqi detainees as his soldiers have testified, but did help them cover up the crime, his attorney said.
Ex-teacher gets time to hire lawyer (Belleville News-Democrat)
A former teacher at an Edwardsville high school, facing possible probation revocation for failing to undergo sex offender counseling, was granted an additional week to hire a lawyer during a probation revocation hearing Wednesday.
Lawyer weighs in on Charlton claim (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
SOUTHBRIDGE - The curveball thrown by Charlton regarding the Southbridge landfill contract appears to be outside the strike zone, according to Southbridge's lawyer from Kopelman & Paige.
Palesh: I'll pick 'best' for city lawyer (The Post-Standard)
Politics will apparently take a back seat in the appointment of Auburn's next city lawyer.
Ridgewood lawyer who lied to FBI could get 5 years in prison (The Record)
A Ridgewood lawyer faces a five-year prison sentence after she pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about details of an allegedly fraudulent $49 million business deal.
Home's sale concerned widow's longtime lawyer (Asbury Park Press)
While he knew Madeleine Stockdale had expressed interest in selling her home in Spring Lake, her lawyer testified Wednesday that he was surprised when he received a fax of a signed contract of sale. Matthew Cohen, an attorney with the Englewood firm of Soons & Soons, said the first the firm learned of the sale was when it received a fax from the buyer, her neighbor Ronald Sollitto, on March 23, ...
After Arrest, Court Suspends Lawyer's License (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
South Carolina?s highest court has suspended the license of a Greenville lawyer accused of threatening to shoot people in his office last week.
Organization for homeless hires lawyer in union vote (WCAX 3)
BURLINGTON, Vt. The board of directors of a Chittenden County nonprofit agency is hiring a lawyer to tell workers about what it would mean to join a union. Burlington...
Republican senator wants attorney general replaced / Bush expresses dismay at handling of dismissals (San Francisco Chronicle)
President Bush said Wednesday that he is not happy about how the Justice Department handled the dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys last year, and he said Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has "got some work up there" in better explaining the events to...
Lawyer from Delran to serve as interim lead attorney (Burlington County Times)
A lawyer from Delran has been selected by the Burlington County Board of Freeholders to serve as lead attorney for county government on a temporary basis.
Panel OKs subpoenas in attorney probe (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday cleared the way for subpoenas compelling five Justice Department officials and six of the federal prosecutors they fired to tell the story of a purge of U.S. attorneys that has prompted demands for the ouster of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Panel OKs subpoenas in attorney probe (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday cleared the way for subpoenas compelling five Justice Department officials and six of the federal prosecutors they fired to tell the story of a purge of U.S. attorneys that has prompted demands for the ouster of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Panel OKs Subpoenas in Attorney Probe (San Francisco Chronicle)
The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday cleared the way for subpoenas compelling five Justice Department officials and six of the U.S. attorneys they fired to tell the story of the purge that has prompted demands for the ouster of Attorney General Alberto...
Panel OKs subpoenas in U.S. attorney probe (MSNBC)
The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday cleared the way for subpoenas compelling five Justice Department officials and six of the federal prosecutors they fired to tell the story of a purge of U.S. attorneys that has prompted demands for the ouster of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Senate Panel Clears Way for Subpoenas in Probe of U.S. Attorney Firings (Law.com)
The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday cleared the way for subpoenas compelling five Justice Department officials and six of the U.S. Attorneys they fired to tell the story of the purge that has prompted demands for the ouster of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Senate OKs subpoenas in U.S. attorney probe (Houston Chronicle)
The Senate Judiciary Committee today cleared the way for subpoenas compelling five Justice Department officials and six of the U.S. attorneys they fired to tell the story of the purge that has prompted demands for the ouster of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Panel OKs Subpoenas In Attorney Probe (CBS News)
A Senate panel cleared the way for subpoenas compelling top Justice Department officials and six of the federal prosecutors they fired to testify about the purge of U.S. attorneys that's led to calls for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales's ouster.
Panel OKs Subpoenas In Attorney Probe (CBS News)
The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday cleared the way for subpoenas compelling five Justice Department officials and six of the U.S. attorneys they fired to tell the story of the purge that has prompted demands for the ouster of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Attorney claims Mario Vazquez' 'Idol 4' departure was "not voluntary" (Reality TV World)
An attorney for Magdaleno Olmos -- a former assistant production accountant who filed a lawsuit accusing American Idol 4 hopeful Mario Vazquez of sexual harassment and alleging Idol fired him once he reported it -- says that despite Vazquez' public comments claiming otherwise, he believes Vazquez did not willingly choose to withdraw from the reality show's fourth season.
Lawyer's employee accused of ID theft (The Daily Progress)
A federal grand jury has indicted a Louisa County woman accused of stealing a lawyer’s identity to embezzle more than $145,000. Paula Jean Hufner, 27, is charged with several felonies, including identity theft and aggravated identity theft.
Panel OKs subpoenas in attorney probe (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Senate panel authorized subpoenas Thursday to order Justice Department officials to testify about the prosecutor firings that have shaken Republican support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and raised questions about White House involvement.
Terry Curtis Fox: Why the US Attorney Scandal Is a Domestic Iraq (HuffingtonPost)
The US Attorney scandal could be the big one - the one which finally brings down the miserable reign of George the Terrible. Yes, I know - he should have been impeached for lying to Congress when he started the Iraq war. But he wasn't and he won't be. Obstruction of Justice, however, is another matter. It's a clear charge, and it's not that far from what brought down Nixon and what nearly ...
Sen. Pryor: Attorney General lied to the Senate (CNN.com)
Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor bluntly accused Attorney General Alberto Gonzales of lying to the Senate about replacing federal prosecutors with interim appointees and joined calls for Gonzales' resignation Thursday.
Senators OK subpoenas in attorney probe (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Senate panel authorized subpoenas for Justice Department officials Thursday in a probe of the prosecutor firings that have jeopardized Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' job and raised questions about White House involvement. A second Republican senator urged Gonzales' departure.