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Lawyer says Australian Guantanamo suspect drugged (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Australian terror suspect David Hicks was forcibly sedated at Guantanamo Bay last month just before he was told of a new charge against him, his US military defence lawyer said Monday.
Fired attorney suggests link to investigation (The State)
WASHINGTON — Fired San Diego U.S. attorney Carol Lam notified the Justice Department that she intended to execute search warrants on a high-ranking CIA official as part of a corruption probe the day before a Justice Department official sent an e-mail to the White House that said Lam needed to be fired, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday.
Orlando Attorney Elected President of Windstorm Insurance Group (Insurance Journal)
Attorney Janice A. Kelly was recently elected as the 2007- 2008 president of the Windstorm Insurance Network, Inc., a non-profit organization comprised of almost 1,000 individuals and groups intereste
Stephen Kaus: Senators Support View That U.S. Attorney Lam Ousted Because of Corruption Probe, Not Lax Immigration ... (HuffingtonPost)
The canard that San Diego U.S. Attorney Carol Lam was fired for weakness on immigration prosecutors rather than for pursuing Republican corruption was exposed further Sunday by Senator Chuck Schumer on Meet the Press and by Senator Dianne Feinstein on Face the Nation. Schumer and Feinstein both offered evidence that it was Lam's prosecution of Randy "Duke" Cunningham and his posse that led to ...
AG taps longtime Valley attorney as chief of staff (BizJournals)
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard named Phoenix attorney Terry Fenzl his new chief of staff.
Attorney Scandal Threatens Gonzales' Job (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The damage is done. The Justice Department's top two officials gave misleading information to Congress under oath. The attorney general's chief of staff has resigned, and the job security of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is in serious doubt.
Lawyer fights faith's battles in courts (The Tennessean)
From defending anti-abortion protesters to protecting the rights of parents to want to educate their children at home, Brentwood lawyer Larry Crain has been at the center of many of America's most divisive cultural stand-offs.
Australian Guantanamo detainee drugged, lawyer says (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Australian terror suspect David Hicks was forcibly sedated at Guantanamo Bay last month just before he was told of a new charge against him, his US military defence lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer plans to use al-Qaida claim in appeal for conviction in Daniel Pearl killing (Contra Costa Times)
The lawyer for a man convicted of killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl said Sunday he will file an appeal using an al-Qaida lieutenant's recent confession that he beheaded the reporter.
Dems focus on San Diego firing / Feinstein says U.S. attorney's investigations of GOP loyalists upset White House (San Francisco Chronicle)
Senate Democrats signaled Sunday that of the eight U.S. attorneys abruptly fired by the Bush administration, the case in San Diego is emerging as the most troubling because of new allegations that U.S. Attorney Carol Lam was fired in a direct attempt to shut...
Lawyer to use al-Qaida claim in appeal for conviction in Pearl killing (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The lawyer for a man convicted in Pakistan of killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl says he's filing an appeal. He says it will be based on the recent confession of al-Qaida number-three man Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-med).
Judge to rule on bribery charges against attorney, ex-judges (The Clarion-Ledger)
A federal judge is expected to rule today on whether to allow a jury to consider bribery charges against Gulf Coast attorney Paul Minor and two former judges in the trio's second trial.
U.S. attorney suspected CIA official, then was fired (The Columbus Dispatch)
WASHINGTON — Fired San Diego U.S. Attorney Carol Lam notified the Justice Department that she intended to execute search warrants on a CIA official as part of a corruption probe the day before a Justice Department official sent an e-mail saying Lam needed to be fired, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said yesterday.
New e-mails to fuel scandal over US attorney firings (AFP via Yahoo! News)
More e-mails due for release Monday may shed light on whether the firing of eight US attorneys was politically motivated, in a deepening controversy that threatens US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Fallout from Attorney Firings Lands on White House (NPR)
Morning Edition , March 19, 2007 · The firing of eight U.S. attorneys has put U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in political peril. And the House Judiciary Committee wants to subpoena presidential adviser Karl Rove. Both developments cause pain at the White House.
Milton council complied with attorney general's FOIA ruling (Cape Gazette)
The Attorney General’s Office found Milton Town Council complied with remediation as ordered in the wake of a Freedom of Information Act complaint regarding the selection of Tidewater Utilities Inc. as the town’s wastewater treatment provider.
White House says it hopes Gonzales remains attorney general (USA Today)
The White House said Monday that it hopes embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales survives bipartisan calls for his resignation and remains in President Bush's cabinet.
WHouse tepidly backs embattled Attorney General (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The White House on Monday offered tepid support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over a controversial prosecutor purge that may cost him his job, expressing "hope" that he will stay on.
E-Mail to Gonzales on CIA Prosecution Preceded Firing of U.S. Attorney (US News & World Report)
On May 11, 2006, Kyle Sampson, then chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, sent a confidential E-mail to the White House counsel's office regarding the "removal and replacement" of U.S. attorneys whose four-year terms had expired, including the U.S. attorney in San Diego, Carol Lam: "The real problem we have right now with Carol Lam," Sampson wrote, "that leads me to conclude that ...
Pelosi calls for new attorney general (Chicago Tribune)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) added her voice to the growing chorus of discontent over the Justice Department's firing of eight federal prosecutors, saying today, "I believe we need a new attorney general.''
Court rejects challenge to lawyer requirements (Billings Gazette)
WASHINGTON - Montana legislator Jerry O'Neil lost his effort Monday to have the U.S. Supreme Court hear his claim that he should be allowed to practice law, despite not being a licensed lawyer.
Lawyer to use al-Qaida claim in appeal for conviction in Pearl killing (Fox21)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The lawyer for a man convicted in Pakistan of killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl says he's filing an appeal. He says it will be based on the recent confession of al-Qaida number-three man Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-med).
White House says it hopes Gonzales remains attorney general (Boston Herald)
WASHINGTON - Amid bipartisan calls for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' resignation in a scandal over dismissals of eight federal prosecutors, the White House said Monday, "We hope he stays." When...
Iraq to execute Saddam aide on Tuesday: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Iraq will execute Saddam Hussein's aide and former vice president Taha Yassin Ramadan on Tuesday -- the day the war-ravaged nation marks the fourth anniversary of the US-led war to topple the former dictator, a lawyer from Saddam's defence team told AFP Monday.
Did GOP Lawyer Mislead Congress About Plame Case? (The Nation via Yahoo! News)
The Nation -- I've had many a conservative say many an unflattering--and untrue--thing about me over the years (while some have been kind and accurate). But I don't believe any detractor has testified falsely about me before the U.S. Congress--not until Republican lawyer/commentator Victoria Toensing appeared before the House oversight and government reform committee on Friday.
Attorney for officers says they want to keep badges (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney representing police officers who work in two polygamous towns said there is no "credible evidence" to take away their badges amid allegations that they place the wishes of a jailed church leader above the law.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Attorney Proposes Suit Against Speed Detection Van (KXAN 36 Austin)
A Burnet County attorney has gathered a string of complaints and proposed a lawsuit for People Against the Speed Detection Van in Marble Falls. The van catches speeders going 10 miles over the limit on main roadways such as Highways 281 and 1431.
Former New Haven lawyer facing second arrest (Boston Globe)
A former New Haven lawyer, already imprisoned on a larceny conviction, has been arrested again on charges of stealing from a client.
Attorney General Gonzales should be replaced, Pelosi says (San Francisco Chronicle)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should be replaced, adding to speculation that he will soon be forced out because of the widening scandal over the Justice Department's firing of federal prosecutors. "I...
Candidates for U.S. attorney jobs had pushed for attorneys’ firings (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two of the major players in the ouster of federal prosecutors last year were themselves considered for U.S. attorney jobs. Kyle Sampson helped orchestrate the firing of eight prosecutors as Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ chief of staff.
Two who pushed for prosecutors' ouster were up for U.S. attorney jobs (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
WASHINGTON Two of the major players in the ouster of federal prosecutors last year were themselves considered for U-S attorney jobs. Kyle Sampson helped...
Only on News 4: Client case information from disbarred lawyer is found discarded (KMOV St. Louis)
(KMOV) – Box loads of old case files that belong to a local disbarred lawyer were found dumped on a city street. The State stripped the law license from Timothy Battern, last year.
Former New Haven lawyer facing second arrest (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(New Haven-AP, March 19, 2007 8:40 PM) _ More charges have been levied against a former New Haven lawyer.
Attorney firings pushed by two up for jobs (USA Today)
Two of the major players in the ouster of federal prosecutors last year were themselves considered for U.S. attorney jobs, according to documents and interviews.
Attorney general apparently on way out (The State)
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Alberto Gonzales clung to power by a thread Monday, and some Bush officials said his departure was inevitable.
Lincoln Speaks Out on Attorney Gate (KARK Little Rock)
The controversy some are calling "Attorney Gate" continues, and Arkansas has been at the center of the scandal.
City man claims lawyer mentally ill (Rapid City Journal)
VERMILLION - A Rapid City man serving 115 years on child rape and pedophilia charges was denied a fair trial seven years ago because he was represented by an ineffective lawyer suffering from a mental illness, the South Dakota Supreme Court was told Monday.
City man claims lawyer mentally ill (Rapid City Journal)
VERMILLION - A Rapid City man serving 115 years on child rape and pedophilia charges was denied a fair trial seven years ago because he was represented by an ineffective lawyer suffering from a mental illness, the South Dakota Supreme Court was told Monday.
New e-mail gives details on U.S. attorney dismissals (International Herald Tribune)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was "extremely upset" that his deputy told Congress that a prosecutor had been fired for no reason, according to Justice Department e-mail.
WHouse tepidly backs embattled Attorney General (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The White House on Monday offered tepid support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over a controversial prosecutor purge that may cost him his job, expressing "hope" that he will stay on.
Liggins’ attorney says new witness would uphold defense theory (Quad-City Times)
The attorney for convicted murderer Stanley Liggins has amended his motion for a new trial, saying a witness has come forward whose testimony would support the defense argument that 9-year-old Jennifer Lewis was killed by her stepfather, not by Liggins.
E-mail To Gonzales On U.S. Attorney Preceded Her Firing (CBS News)
On May 11, 2006, Kyle Sampson, then chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, sent a confidential E-mail to the White House counsel's office regarding the "removal and replacement" of U.S. attorneys whose four-year terms had expired, including the U.S. attorney in San Diego, Carol Lam: "The real problem we have right now with Carol Lam," Sampson wrote, "that leads me to conclude that ...
E-mails reveal attorney general's distress (Denver Post)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' hold on his job grew more uncertain Monday as the Justice Department released e-mails with new details about the firings of federal prosecutors.
Charge is spite, Jewell tells lawyer (The News & Observer)
Former Southeast Raleigh assistant principal told his lawyer he had suspended the student who claims sexual misconduct.
Internal documents detail U.S. attorney firings (Sports Illustrated)
Internal Justice Department documents show seemingly conflicting views within the Justice Department over some of the U.S. attorney firings and stiff resistance from at least a few of the prosecutors who were dismissed.
European pension funds missing out on class-action rewards, lawyer says (Market Watch)
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- U.K. and European pension funds are missing out on billions of dollars for their members by not taking legal action against U.S. companies found committing fraud, according to a lawyer who helped shareholders recoup nearly GBP30 million from a settlement by Time Warner Inc. . Patrick Daniels, a partner at Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP, told Dow Jones ...
Internal documents detail U.S. attorney firings (CNN.com)
Internal Justice Department documents show seemingly conflicting views within the Justice Department over some of the U.S. attorney firings and stiff resistance from at least a few of the prosecutors who were dismissed.
Pelosi: `I believe we need a new attorney general' (Chicago Tribune)
`Era of no oversight' for Republicans is over, speaker says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi added her voice to the growing chorus of discontent over the Justice Department's firing of eight federal prosecutors, saying Monday, "I believe we need a new attorney general."
Deputy attorney general quits in Pakistan judiciary crisis (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Pakistani deputy attorney general and a judge resigned Tuesday in protest at President Pervez Musharraf's removal of the chief justice, deepening the crisis facing the country's military ruler.