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Documents show US attorney general took part in firings (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Contrary to his earlier assertions, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales took part in a confidential meeting on firing seven out of eight US attorneys now at the center of a political controversy, documents released late Friday show.
Documents show US attorney general took part in firings (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Contrary to his earlier assertions, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales took part in a confidential meeting on firing seven out of eight US attorneys now at the center of a political controversy, documents released late Friday show.
Documents show US attorney general took part in firings (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Contrary to his earlier assertions, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales took part in a confidential meeting on firing seven out of eight US attorneys now at the center of a political controversy, documents released late Friday show.
Documents show US attorney general took part in firings (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Contrary to his earlier assertions, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales took part in a confidential meeting on firing seven out of eight US attorneys now at the center of a political controversy, documents released late Friday show.
Allegheny Co. inmate, lawyer face drug charges after visit (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A lawyer and an inmate at the Allegheny County Jail were charged Friday with drug offenses that authorities say occurred during an attorney-client visit.
Vicksburg lawyer convicted in scam says he'll appeal (The Clarion-Ledger)
Vicksburg lawyer Robert Arledge, the only person to be tried and convicted in an extensive federal investigation of false diet drug settlement claims in Mississippi, will appeal his conviction, according to his attorney.
Document: Gonzales attended meeting on attorney firings (CNN.com)
A newly released document shows Attorney General Alberto Gonzales attended at least one meeting late last year in which the process of firing U.S. attorneys was discussed.
Lawyer says court erred in Cline case (The News-Herald)
Betsy Scott [email protected] James D. Cline s lawyer said the court that sentenced the Troy Township man to 38 years in prison erred on two points, according to a brief filed with Geauga County Common Pleas Court.
Fired U.S. attorney hits back at Ward (The Salt Lake Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Daniel Bogden, the fired U.S. attorney in Nevada, says he never refused to handle a case that Brent Ward, head of a federal obscenity task force, presented to his office and calls Ward's complaints that he did "nonsense." Bogden said the case that Ward, former U.S. attorney for Utah, brought him was weak and needed more investigation.
Bigger role for Gonzales in attorney firings seen (Seattle Times)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met with his senior aides Nov. 27 to approve the imminent firings of a group of U.S. attorneys.
FBI objects to lawyer's deposition request (The Salt Lake Tribune)
The FBI on Friday objected to a Utah lawyer's motion to conduct depositions of Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols and a death-row inmate in a lawsuit that alleges the attorney's brother was murdered in a federal prison. Attorney Jesse Trentadue says the two prisoners can provide valuable information concerning his brother's death in 1995 and the FBI's alleged refusal to turn ...
Davie mayor seeks to hire town attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
DAVIE Nearly three months after Monroe Kiar was fired as town attorney, Mayor Tom Truex urged the town council to hire James Cherof as the permanent replacement.
Former state attorney Woods: GOP must return to its roots or face losing (Sierra Vista Herald)
SIERRA VISTA — Nationally and within Arizona, the Republican Party has a realism problem that may hurt it in future elections, former state attorney general Grant Woods said Friday.
Rogers attorney wants to halt trials (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — A Rogers attorney filed petitions Friday afternoon in Benton County Circuit Court to halt his clients’ DWI trials scheduled for Thursday. (Benton County Daily Record)
White House reaffirms its support of embattled attorney general (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON President Bush is standing firmly behind his embattled attorney general despite Justice Department documents that show Alberto Gonzales was more involved in the decisions to fire U.S. attorneys than he previously indicated. Gonzales said last week he was not involved in any discussions about the impending dismissals of federal prosecutors. On Friday night, however, the department ...
White House reaffirms its support of embattled attorney general (Boston Herald)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is standing firmly behind his embattled attorney general despite Justice Department documents that show Alberto Gonzales was more involved in the decisions to fire U.S. attorneys...
Documents show US attorney general took part in firings (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Contrary to his earlier assertions, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales took part in a confidential meeting on firing seven US attorneys now at the center of a political controversy, documents released late Friday show.
H. Candace Gorman: Third Rate Lawyer (HuffingtonPost)
So yesterday we learned that the new secretary of defense wanted to close Guantánamo, but Cheney and his side kick Gonzales said "no." To anyone paying attention it is no surprise they do not want Guantánamo closed. I mean, look at Gonzales' best terrorist cases that were tried in our federal courts... all miserable failures. Why in the world would Gonzo want to put the Guantánamo prisoners on ...
White House reaffirms its support of embattled attorney general (Seattle Times)
President Bush is standing firmly behind his embattled attorney general despite Justice Department documents that show Alberto Gonzales was...
Lawyer convicted of fraud and possessing child porn (KMOV St. Louis)
EAST ST. LOUIS -- A well-known trial lawyer in the St. Louis area has been convicted of fraud and possession of child pornography.
Attorney Charged With Smuggling Drugs Into Jail (Action News 4 Pittsburgh)
A Pittsburgh attorney was arrested on charges of delivering marijuana to an inmate at the Allegheny County jail, said officials.
Attorney Charged With Smuggling Drugs Into Jail (WTAE ThePittsburghChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A Pittsburgh attorney was arrested on charges of delivering marijuana to an inmate at the Allegheny County jail, said officials.
Memo: Gonzales Was in Loop on Attorney Firings (NPR)
All Things Considered , March 24, 2007 · A new document has the potential to turn up the heat on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. It suggests he was at a meeting where the firing of prosecutors was discussed far earlier than had been known.
Memo: Gonzales Was in Loop on Attorney Firings (NPR)
A new document has the potential to turn up the heat on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. It suggests he was at a meeting where the firing of prosecutors was discussed far earlier than had been known.
U.S. Attorney Flap Is a Primer on How Not to Manage a Crisis (US News & World Report)
As senior Justice Department officials and its communications office struggle to regain control of the spiraling U.S. attorney crisis, they could learn some valuable public relations lessons from a biblical tale of deception and redemption, crisis management experts say.
Defense lawyer says attempted-murder charge excessive (Great Falls Tribune)
BOZEMAN — Authorities went too far in filing an attempted-murder charge against a man accused in a January shooting south of Bozeman, his lawyer told a judge.
Bush still backs attorney general (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
President Bush stood firmly behind his attorney general on Saturday despite Justice Department documents showing that Alberto Gonzales was more involved in the decisions to fire U.S. attorneys than he previously indicated. "I strongly support the attorney general in this decision," he said in his weekly radio address. Bush taped the address before the latest document release, but a White House ...
Get It All on Paper (Washington Post)
For years, Sandy Myers prodded her parents without result to plan for "when they got really, really old." With her mother losing ground to Alzheimer's and her father to Parkinson's, she pressed harder: Let's see a lawyer. Let's go over your assets with an accountant. Still they didn't budge.
Attorney: 6 Off-Duty Cops Beat Businessmen In Bar (CBS 2 Chicago)
An attorney is claiming four men were brutally beaten a few months ago by off-duty Chicago Police officers in a bar, less than a week after an officer was charged in a similar incident. SLIDESHOW: See The Week’s News In Photos Get breaking news alerts
Fired NorCal U.S. attorney maintains silence despite dismissal (North County Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Even as he was being fired, former Northern California U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan assured his Justice Department bosses he was a "company man" who wouldn't go public with complaints about his very public sacking.
HASD attorney waiting on IRS probe (Standard Speaker)
An attorney for the Hazleton Area School District is looking to an Internal Revenue Service appeals division to resolve the agency’s ongoing investigation of a bond issue floated by the district in the late 1990s.
Gary Sellers, first lawyer hired by Nader group (The Plain Dealer)
Washington- Gary Sellers, the first lawyer hired by Ralph Nader's organization in the 1960s who went on to form a group opposing Nader's run for the presidency in 2000, died March 13 in an auto accident. He was 71.
Old grudges dogged former U.S. attorney John McKay (Tacoma News Tribune)
WASHINGTON - During his five years as U.S. attorney for Western Washington, John McKay pretty much flew under the radar screen.
Lawyer faces court fight over $26 mil investments (The Arizona Republic)
Their names are often found in bold in Phoenix society pages, but now their names appear in a lawsuit that alleges they lost money in an alleged Ponzi scheme.
White House, key senator support attorney general (Mohave Valley News)
WASHINGTON - The White House and a key Republican senator reaffirmed support Saturday for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales even as Democrats questioned his credibility for apparently misrepresenting his role in firing eight federal prosecutors.
Attorney charged with smuggling marijuana to jail (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
Police say a Pittsburgh attorney took marijuana and rolling papers to an inmate he was visiting in the Allegheny County Jail yesterday.
Barrow district attorney’s spending investigated (Gwinnett Daily Post)
WINDER — Officials throughout the three-county Piedmont Judicial Circuit are looking to the state attorney general regarding whether to investigate the financial dealings of District Attorney Tim Madison.
Feinstein calls for Attorney General to resign (San Francisco Chronicle)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein said for the first time Sunday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign over the botched firings of eight U.S. attorneys last year. "I believe he should step down," Feinstein, D-Calif. and a member of the Senate...
The nice-guy attorney general (San Francisco Chronicle)
IF ATTORNEY General Alberto Gonzales resigns over the U.S. attorneys flap, many Republicans will not be sorry to see him go. It's not just that some believe Gonzales made a huge mistake in claiming that he asked for the resignations of eight U.S....
GOP Support for Attorney General Erodes (ABC News)
GOP Support for Attorney General Erodes As 3 Key Senators Sharply Question His Truthfulness
Three Key Republican Senators Question Attorney General's Credibility (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Three key US Republican Senators on Sunday questioned the truthfulness of the embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over the firing of eight federal prosecutors last year.
Feinstein calls for Attorney General to resign (CBS 47 Fresno)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein says for the first time today that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign over the botched firings of eight U-S attorneys last year.
GOP support for attorney general erodes (AP via Yahoo! News)
Republican support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales eroded Sunday as three key senators sharply questioned his truthfulness and a Democrat joined the list of lawmakers who want him to resign over the firing of eight federal prosecutors.
GOP support for attorney general erodes (AP via Yahoo! News)
Republican support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales eroded Sunday as three key senators sharply questioned his truthfulness and a Democrat joined the list of lawmakers who want him to resign over the firing of eight federal prosecutors.
Kirk Osborn, attorney in Duke lacrosse case, dies (The Herald-Sun)
Kirk Osborn, a lead defense attorney in the Duke lacrosse case, died early Sunday, friends and family said. Osborn suffered a massive heart attack on Friday and died shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, said Joe Cheshire, a fellow defense attorney on the Duke lacrosse case.
Senator Feinstein Calls for Attorney General's Resignation (KRON 4 Bay Area)
Posted March 25, 2007 at 12:40 P.M. WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein said for the first time Sunday that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign over the botched firings of eight U.S. attorneys last year.
Attorney in Duke lacrosse case dies (AP via Yahoo! News)
Kirk Osborn, a lead defense attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case, died early Sunday, a fellow defense attorney in the case said.
State Attorney Calls Miami Police Officer 'Serial Rapist' (WJXT Jacksonville)
MIAMI, Fla. -- A suspended Miami police officer is believed to be a serial rapist, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Friday.
Attorney in Duke lacrosse case dies (USA Today)
Kirk Osborn, a lead defense attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case, died early Sunday, a fellow defense attorney in the case said.
3 key GOP senators question attorney general's credibility in firings of U.S. prosecutors (Seattle Times)
WASHINGTON (AP)-- The White House and a key Republican senator reaffirmed support Saturday for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales even as Democrats questioned his credibility for apparently misrepresenting his role in firing eight federal prosecutors.