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Noose tightens around embattled US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The noose tightened Tuesday around beleaguered US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, after a top aide, fearing criminal prosecution, refused to testify in a scandal over the dismissals of eight federal prosecutors.
FBI agent told to keep quiet over attorney firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An FBI agent was warned to keep quiet about the dismissal of a U.S. attorney after he told a newspaper her firing would hurt the agency's ongoing investigations and speculated politics was involved, a U.S. Senate panel heard on Tuesday.
FBI agent told to keep quiet over attorney firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An FBI agent was warned to keep quiet about the dismissal of a U.S. attorney after he told a newspaper her firing would hurt the agency's ongoing investigations and speculated politics was involved, a U.S. Senate panel heard on Tuesday.
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales Highlights Department Efforts to Combat Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children ... (RedNova)
To: STATE EDITORS Contact: U.S. Department of Justice, +1-202-514-2007, TDD, +1- 202-514-1888 CHICAGO, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales today joined U.S. Attorney Patrick J.
Scruggs Sued Over Attorney Fees (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A Jackson law firm has sued millionaire trial attorney Richard Scruggs for allegedly withholding money it claims it was owed for working on Hurricane Katrina insurance-related litigation.
Acting U.S. Attorney For Middle Florida Named (WJXT Jacksonville)
With U.S. Attorney Paul Perez for the Middle District of Florida leaving at the end of the week, he announced Tuesday that his first assistant, Jim Klindt, will be in charge of the office until President George W. Bush names a new U.S. Attorney.
Noose tightens around embattled US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The noose tightened Tuesday around beleaguered US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, after a top aide, fearing criminal prosecution, refused to testify in a scandal over the dismissals of eight federal prosecutors.
Noose tightens around embattled US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The noose tightened Tuesday around beleaguered US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, after a top aide, fearing criminal prosecution, refused to testify in a scandal over the dismissals of eight federal prosecutors.
Manhattan subway hero sues lawyer over 'one-sided' contract (WTOL 11 Toledo)
NEW YORK A New York man who became a hero after saving a teenager who fell onto subway tracks is suing a lawyer over what he calls a "one-sided" contract. Wesley Autrey...
Subway hero suing lawyer, lawyer's partner (EARTHtimes.org)
A man who rescued another from an oncoming New York subway has accused a lawyer and her partner of pressuring him into signing away 50 percent of any earnings.
Referendum won't stop vouchers, says Utah attorney general (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 8:03 PM- A referendum repealing school vouchers couldn't stop Utah's program, but may weaken its chances of surviving a constitutional challenge, according to a legal opinion from Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff released Tuesday. The opinion released by Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.
Attorney general addresses online safeguards for children (WKYC Cleveland)
Attorney general addresses online safeguards for children
Attorney: No reason to close observatory (The Derrick)
An astronomy club has said the facility will be closed to the public until legal issues are ironed out. The attorney for the Venango Park and Natural Resources Authority sees no reason for closing the observatory at Two Mile Run County Park to the public.
Kingston lawyer gets part-time city judgeship (Kingston Daily Freeman)
A 45-year-old lawyer who is not affiliated with any political party has been appointed to Kingston's part-time judgeship by Mayor James Sottile.
Ottumwa attorney’s license suspended for a year (Ottumwa Courier)
OTTUMWA — The Iowa Supreme Court says an Ottumwa attorney should not be allowed to practice law for at least one year. The decision backs the grievance commission’s recommendation for H. Michael Neary. The commission recommended a one-year minimum suspension last September.
N.Y. Subway Hero Sues Lawyer Over Contract (Law.com)
A man cheered as a hero for jumping onto a New York subway track to rescue a stranger has sued a lawyer he claims manipulated him into an unfair contract meant to profit on his fame. Wesley Autrey Sr.'s lawsuit says the contract is a "one-sided agreement" that gives former prosecutor Diane L. Kleiman and her business partner exclusive rights to exploit his name and reputation and gives them ...
Acting U.S. Attorney Picked For District (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - James Klindt, a career federal prosecutor, will take over as acting U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida when Paul Perez steps down Saturday.
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.
Lawyer's stunt to rekindle romance fizzles (The Palm Beach Post)
All that Palm Beach trial lawyer Brook Fisher wanted to do was look like James Bond to his missis.
Chatham lawyer to seek Hawkins' seat in Senate (Roanoke Times)
The retiring Sen. Charles Hawkins said Robert Hurt is well qualified for the office. Chatham lawyer Del. Robert Hurt has officially announced his intent to run for state Senate, where he hopes to replace Charles Hawkins. Last week, Hawkins announced his decision not to seek re-election after 26 years of representing portions of Southside Virginia in the House of Delegates and Senate. Hurt, who ...
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Disbarred lawyer loses wrangle over lover's will (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
Goshen — Michele Okin's done jail time. She's been disbarred. Yesterday, a judge wrote a 42-page finale to the latest chapter of the former lawyer's life.
Nelson questions attorney's resignation (St. Petersburg Times)
The U.S. attorney quit, but says it has nothing to do with eight controversial dismissals.
County hires new attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
The Natrona County Commission has chosen a Wyoming assistant attorney general to do its legal work on everything from road access to zoning.
Marshall attorney: Throw out lawsuit (Battle Creek Enquirer)
MARSHALL — City Attorney Paul Beardslee said he plans to ask the Calhoun County District Court today to throw out a lawsuit against the city.
Why Is a DOJ Lawyer Taking the Fifth? (Time Magazine)
Monica Goodling offers some novel reasons for refusing to testify under oath about the attorney firings. But Congress may want to offer a deal
Beazer Homes says cooperating with Attorney's Office (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Beazer Homes USA Inc. said it was cooperating with the U.S. Attorney's Office regarding a request for documents related to its mortgage business.
Colebrook man charged with threatening Attorney General (WTNH-TV New Haven)
(Hartford-WTNH/AP, March 28, 2007 Updated 6:53 AM) _ A Colebrook man is expected to be arraigned this morning on charges he sent a threatening e-mail to the office of Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.
Lawyer of few precedents (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Lawyer H. Todd Bullard is joining Harris Beach, becoming the first African-American equity partner in a majority-owned Rochester law firm in 22 years.
Lawyer Holds Up Inquest Into Smith's Son's Death (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
A lawyer for the estate Anna Nicole Smith delays the inquest into her son's death at least until Thursday.
Special Report: U.S. Attorney Firings Investigation (US News & World Report)
Top 10 Questions for Sampson at Judiciary Hearing (March 28) Former Top Justice Official to Contradict Gonzales Statements (March 26) U.S. Attorney Flap Is a Primer on How Not to Manage a Crisis (March 23) Cheney's Hand Seen in Executive Privilege Fight (March 23) A History of Attorneys General in Hot Water (March 23) News Desk Blog Reader Question: Will the White House Win The Rove/Miers Battle ...
Public Opinion on Attorney General Gonzales (NPR)
Day to Day , March 28, 2007 · In Washington, the firing of eight U.S. attorneys has generated a scandal and atlk of the possible dismissal or resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. But outside the Beltway, polling show that the idea has less traction.
Parker part of growing field in attorney general race (Billings Gazette)
HELENA - House Minority Leader John Parker has joined a growing field of candidates seeking to be the state's next attorney general.
Ensign Looks for Replacement for Fired US Attorney (KOLO 8 Reno)
Senator John Ensign says he's interviewing candidates to replace ousted US Attorney Daniel Bogden in Nevada. Ensign says in Washington that as many as 19 people are being considered for the job. He declined to name names.
City Attorney Downs hospitalized due to serious illness (BizJournals)
City officials on Wednesday sent out an e-mail alert noting that Orlando City Attorney Mayanne Downs has been hospitalized.
Spring Valley murder trial: Defense attorney says Herring fired in self-defense (The Journal News)
NEW CITY - The defense attorney for the man accused of fatally shooting a Spring Valley man outside a night club told the jury this morning that the prosecution's case lacked credibility because of contradictory testimony.
Lawyer awarded Purple Heart after blast (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Michael Brandabur wasn't a combat soldier in Iraq. He was a lawyer and a reservist, serving as a prosecutor for the Air Force JAG corps.
Key witness in attorney scandal 'under attack,' friends say (CNN.com)
As senators prepared to grill Kyle Sampson on Thursday about the fired U.S. attorneys scandal, friends described the ex-aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as concerned, embattled and thrust into an arena of "political blood sport."
72-year-old Canadian lawyer faces drug charges (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A 72-year-old Toronto area lawyer was charged with drug trafficking on Wednesday after the staff of a local jail told police they saw him "passing contraband" to an inmate.
72-year-old Canadian lawyer faces drug charges (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A 72-year-old Toronto area lawyer was charged with drug trafficking on Wednesday after the staff of a local jail told police they saw him "passing contraband" to an inmate.
Attorney gets share of assets if state wins seizure case (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
ANDERSON, Ind. - An attorney stands to reap hundreds of thousands of dollars to represent the state in a civil case against a former Teamsters boss accused of profiting from a video gambling ring.
Prominent Chicago lawyer Michael Coffield dies (Crane's Chicago Business)
(Crain's) -- A prominent Chicago trial lawyer died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday while sitting at his desk in a Loop office building. Michael Coffield, 67, of Michael W. Coffield & Associates P.C., was a founding partner of Coffield & Ungaretti in 1974. He represented clients such as state ...
Gonzales Resignation Won't Satisfy Dems on Attorney Firings (Fox News)
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman says he won't allow confirmation of new attorney general -- assuming Alberto Gonzales resigns -- until questions are resolved about firing of eight U.S. attorneys.
Farrell Family Attorney Says Case Is Now Wide Open (KDKA Pittsburgh)
The attorney for the family of Louis Farrell is speaking out following the arraignment of State Senator Bob Regola on several charges related to the teen’s death last July. KDKA Investigator Andy Sheehan spoke with Jon Perry, the family’s attorney. And he says the case is now wide open. Video: KDKA's Andy Sheehan reports.
Gonzales' Ex-Deputy to Testify on Attorney Firings (NPR)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' former chief of staff will testify Thursday before the Senate Judiciary committee about eight U.S. attorneys fired in 2006. Kyle Sampson will be asked about his role in the firings, and the e-mails he wrote about the case.
Murder suspect calls lawyer racist, wants new one (WCAX 3)
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- A man charged with killing two people in a shooting rampage asked a judge Wednesday for a new lawyer, saying his current attorney had told him he didn't like black...
Question Time in the Attorney Firings (Time Magazine)
When Kyle Sampson, Alberto Gonzales' former right hand man, testifies on Capitol Hill Thursday, Democrats will do their best to uncover a wider White House and Attorney General role in the brewing scandal
Gonzales' Ex-Deputy to Testify on Attorney Firings (NPR)
All Things Considered , March 28, 2007 · So far, Kyle Sampson is the only person who has resigned over the scandal surrounding eight fired U.S. attorneys. The former chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is scheduled to testify Thursday morning on Capitol Hill.
Murder suspect calls lawyer racist, wants new one (Boston Globe)
A man charged with killing two people in a shooting rampage asked a judge Wednesday for a new lawyer, saying his current attorney had told him he didn't like black people.
Attorney firings were political, former aide says (CNN.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight federal prosecutors were fired last year because they did not sufficiently support President Bush's priorities, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' former chief of staff says in remarks prepared for delivery Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.