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Lawyer: Guantánamo captive is anxious, hairy (Miami Herald)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- On the eve of his arraignment before a Military Commission, Australian captive David Hicks sports chest-length hair and a two- to three-inch beard and exhibits anxiety about his future, his attorney said Sunday.
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. He was 64.
US attorney general Gonzales losing support among Republicans (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pressure mounted on embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Sunday, as key US senators including three Republicans questioned his credibility over the controversial firing of eight US attorneys.
Documents Show Attorney General Gonzales Discussed Prosecutor Firings (Voice of America)
New documents released by the U.S Justice Department say Attorney General Alberto Gonzales attended a meeting last November that discussed the eventual firings of eight U.S. attorneys.
Lawyer says Chicago cops attacked men in bar (Orange County Register)
Security cameras apparently captured assault, second such report to surface in week.
Lawyer says 6 off-duty Chicago cops attacked men in bar (The Pantagraph)
CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities are investigating claims that six off-duty Chicago police officers were captured on video assaulting four men in a bar, the second report of police involved in an assault to surface in a week.
Attorney General loses Republican support (The Pantagraph)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republican support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales eroded Sunday as three key senators sharply questioned his honesty over last fall's firings of eight federal prosecutors. Additionally, two Democrats joined the list of lawmakers calling for Gonzales' ouster.
Local attorney bills big bucks for Wall Street work (The Palm Beach Post)
Lawyer Bradford Kaufman has had a couple of good years. Very good years.
Colo. attorneys think green in taking on climate issues (BizJournals)
In Costa Rica, James Holtkamp, a lawyer with Denver-based law firm Holland & Hart LLP, has been negotiating with government officials to plant more trees as part of a credit program he's working on to reduce carbon emissions.
Lawyer could investigate city-developer deal (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — City council will consider hiring an attorney to investigate what exactly happened when the city made a deal with a developer who tore down a bridge and divided a neighborhood.
High stakes cases: Attorney thrives on courtroom drama, cars and gardening (BizJournals)
Gallagher & Kennedy attorney Tom Henze is best known as one of former Diocese of Phoenix Bishop Thomas O'Brien's attorneys in the infamous fatal hit-and-run case.
The Nice-Guy Attorney General (Jewish World Review)
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | If Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigns over the U.S. attorneys flap, many Republicans will not be sorry to see him go.
Lawyer says 6 off-duty Chicago cops attacked men in bar (The Pantagraph)
CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities are investigating claims that six off-duty Chicago police officers were captured on video assaulting four men in a bar, the second report of police involved in an assault to surface in a week.
Attorney General loses Republican support (The Pantagraph)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republican support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales eroded Sunday as three key senators sharply questioned his honesty over last fall's firings of eight federal prosecutors. Additionally, two Democrats joined the list of lawmakers calling for Gonzales' ouster.
Lawyer review in state gets high marks (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
A reform group, however, cites failure to hold more public disciplinary reviews.
Lawyer for Australian detainee at Guantánamo seeks removal of prosecutor (International Herald Tribune)
A dispute over the proper role of military defense lawyers in the planned war crimes trials is intensifying.
US attorney general Gonzales losing support among Republicans (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pressure mounted on embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Sunday, as key US senators including three Republicans questioned his credibility over the controversial firing of eight US attorneys.
Noted lawyer J. Kirk Osborn dies (The News & Observer)
From the Duke lacrosse case to defending Chapel Hill shooter Wendell Williamson, he was known as poised, tough and caring. He died Sunday of a heart attack at 64.
3 GOP lawmakers question attorney general's credibility (Miami Herald)
Three Republican senators expressed skepticism Sunday about Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' credibility, setting up what one of them called a ''make-or-break'' moment for him when he testifies before Congress about his role in firing eight U.S. attorneys.
Vegas furious over firing of U.S. attorney (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
LAS VEGAS – When Daniel G. Bogden was named by President Bush to be the U.S. attorney for Nevada, it was the culmination of a career dream for a man steeped in public law – he had worked as a judge advocate general for the Air Force, a deputy district attorney in Reno and chief of the U.S. attorney’s branch office in Reno.
US Attorney Pat Meehan Says He Feels 'No Pressure' (KYW News Radio 1060)
US attorney Patrick Meehan says he has never been pressured to make decisions or pursue investigations by a political figure or Washington. Since taking office in September of 2001, Patrick Meehan says there's been no pressure on him; the investigations largely generated from here.
Defense lawyer in Duke lacrosse case (Chicago Sun-Times)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Kirk Osborn, a lead defense attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case, died early Sunday, a fellow defense attorney in the case said.
New evidence links lawyer, fraud scheme (Louisville Courier-Journal)
New evidence shows that prominent Cincinnati lawyer Stan Chesley was one of the "chief architects" of a scheme to defraud plaintiffs in Kentucky's multimillion-dollar case over the diet drug fen-phen, the lawyer who now represents most of them contends in court papers filed last week.
Duke lacrosse case lawyer dies (The Monterey County Herald)
J. Kirk Osborn, a prominent Chapel Hill, N.C., lawyer who was an early outspoken defender of the Duke University lacrosse players, died Sunday morning.
Support for Attorney General Gonzales erodes (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is slipping. On the Sunday talk shows, key senators sharply questioned his honesty over the firings of eight federal prosecutors. Two Democrats joined the list of lawmakers calling for his ouster.
Hospitality Lawyer on “LIFESTYLE” hotel mixed-use development. Are Valencia and Miraval the new paradigms for ... (Hospitality Net)
Hospitality Lawyer on “LIFESTYLE” hotel mixed-use development. Hotel mixed-use has emerged as one of the few ways hotel developers may be able to make a new development economically feasible, with skyrocketing construction costs. It has also become one of the hottest things going as developers of other real estate uses (shopping centers, office, retail, residential and entertainment) discover the ...
Maine's 'temporary' U.S. attorney holds post 5 years (Bangor Daily News)
PORTLAND — As the firings of federal prosecutors raise questions in Washington, Maine’s U.S. Attorney Paula Silsby holds her post under an unusual appointment, even though federal documents say her office is vacant.
Duke case defense lawyer K. Osborn (Newsday)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Kirk Osborn, a lead defense attorney in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case, died early yesterday, a fellow defense attorney in the case said.
Attorney in Duke lacrosse case dies (News 14 Carolina)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Kirk Osborn, a lead defense attorney in the Duke lacrosse case, died early Sunday. That's according to fellow defense lawyer Joe Cheshire.
Attorney in Duke lacrosse case dies (News 14 Carolina)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Kirk Osborn, a lead defense attorney in the Duke lacrosse case, died early Sunday. That's according to fellow defense lawyer Joe Cheshire.
Theer, Duke lacrosse lawyer Osborn dies (The Fayetteville Observer)
CHAPEL HILL — Kirk Osborn, a lead defense lawyer in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case, died early Sunday, a fellow lawyer in the case said.
US attorney general Gonzales losing support among Republicans (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pressure mounted on embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Sunday, as key US senators including three Republicans questioned his credibility over the controversial firing of eight US attorneys.
Ex-Collins Chief Stockman Was Charged With Fraud, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
March 26 (Bloomberg) -- David Stockman, President Ronald Reagan's budget director, was indicted for fraud for misleading investors while chairman of bankrupt auto-parts maker Collins & Aikman Corp., his lawyer said.
Court filing ties lawyer to diet-drug pay scheme (WAVE 3 Louisville)
A Cincinnati lawyer says he merely served as the lawyer for the three Lexington attorneys later accused of plundering the $200 million diet drug settlement.
lawyer says ex-Reagan official charged (AP via Yahoo! News)
David Stockman, a former top budget official in the Reagan White House, was charged with securities fraud after a probe that focused on possible financial fraud at an auto parts company he headed before it collapsed into bankruptcy, Stockman's lawyer said Monday.
Attorney says Aggie's alleged killer safer in jail (Houston Chronicle)
After a probable cause hearing today, Timothy Wayne Shepherd's attorney Chip Lewis said Sheriff's office officials told him Shepherd's life may be in danger in the community.
Republican senators offer new doubts on attorney general (International Herald Tribune)
More signs of waning support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came from three senators who questioned his credibility.
Lawyer: Former Reagan budget director charged with securities fraud (ABC 7 El Paso)
NEW YORK A former top budget official in the Reagan White House has been charged with securities fraud. A lawyer for David Stockman says there are other related charges,...
Lawyer: Former Reagan budget director charged with securities fraud (WMCTV Memphis)
NEW YORK A former top budget official in the Reagan White House has been charged with securities fraud. A lawyer for David Stockman says there are other related charges,...
Lawyer: Former Reagan budget director charged with securities fraud (KHQ Spokane)
NEW YORK A former top budget official in the Reagan White House has been charged with securities fraud. A lawyer for David Stockman says there are other related charges,...
Duke lacrosse case lawyer Osborn dead (UPI)
J. Kirk Osborn, a Chapel Hill, N.C., lawyer who defended one of the Duke University lacrosse players accused of rape, has died after a heart attack at 64. ...
Lawyer: Former Reagan budget director charged with securities fraud (KATC 3 Lafayette)
NEW YORK A former top budget official in the Reagan White House has been charged with securities fraud. A lawyer for David Stockman says there are other related charges,...
50 Cent 'Not In New York State' At Time Of Yayo Incident, Lawyer Says (Vh1)
G-Unit rival Game's manager, Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond. Yayo posted $5,000 bail, and was released following his arraignment. While some unconfirmed reports placed 50 Cent at the scene of the incident, his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, said that 50 was not in the state at the time.
50 Cent 'Not In New York State' At Time Of Yayo Incident, Lawyer Says (MTV Music Television)
50 Cent was not in New York at the time of G-Unit MC Tony Yayo's alleged harassment of Game's manager's son, according to his lawyer.
Attorney: A&M student's accused killer safer behind bars 12:10 PM CDT (Dallas Morning News)
HOUSTON - A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and burning her body on his patio grill is safer behind bars and is not asking to be released on bond, his attorney said Monday.
Court filing says prominent lawyer involved in diet drug scheme (WFMJ Youngstown)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. A new court filing accuses a prominent Cincinnati lawyer of helping organize a scheme to bilk people who sued makers of the diet drug fen-phen.
Attorney General to visit Denver today (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
DENVER - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will host a discussion roundtable in Denver today unveiling the new "Project Safe Childhood Ad Campaign."
Student's confessed killer safer behind bars, attorney says (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON A Houston man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and burning her remains on his patio grill is safer behind bars. So Timothy Wayne Shepherd's attorney is not asking to be released from the Harris County Jail on bond.
District Attorney Encourages People to Become Mentors (Eyewitness News Memphis)
District Attorney Bill Gibbons says he will encourage citizens to become mentors for middle school students at the Airways Station Neighborhood Watch group meeting, Monday, March 26.
Student's confessed killer safer behind bars, attorney says (KTRE-TV East Texas)
HOUSTON A Houston man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and burning her remains on his patio grill is safer behind bars. So Timothy Wayne Shepherd's attorney is not asking to be released from the Harris County Jail on bond.