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Gonzales Defends U.S. Attorney Firings, Resists Resignation (ABC News)
Embattled Attorney General Faces Tough Questions in Hearing that Could Decide Fate
Gov. office lawyer charged with DUI (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Arraignment was postponed today on charges of drunken driving and terroristic threatening against a lawyer who works in the Governor's Office.
Attorney Wants Nifong to Resign, Probe of Lacrosse Case (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
A New York attorney representing Collin Finnerty wants Durham DA Mike Nifong to resign and also wants a special prosecutor to investigate his handling of the case.
Attorney general sues to stop dairies near park honoring blacks (The Fresno Bee)
The attorney general sued the Tulare County Board of Supervisors on Thursday to block two mega-dairies from being built next to a state historic park that pays tribute to a black community founded by a freed slave.
Hicks set to leave Guantanamo for Australia: attorney (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has finished the paperwork needed for his transfer to Australia, where he will complete a nine-month sentence issued by a US military tribunal, his attorney said Thursday.
Senate panel blasts attorney general over firings (Market Watch)
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Fending off calls for his resignation, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Thursday apologized for the way the Justice Department handled the firing of eight federal prosecutors, but insisted that the dismissals were justified.
Former B.C. finance minister at centre of B.C. Rail allegations:lawyer (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER (CP) - The RCMP told a "big lie" by saying that former B.C. finance minister Gary Collins wasn't being investigated for his role in the sale of Crown-owned B.C. Rail, a lawyer said Thursday.
Senators crank up heat on attorney general (USA Today)
As another Republican called for his resignation, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told a skeptical Senate panel Thursday that he didn't know why two federal prosecutors were being fired when he abruptly dismissed them, and he admitted he never reviewed evaluations for any of the eight U.S. attorneys fired last year.
Hicks will keep to gag deal- lawyer (Adelaide Now)
SELF-confessed terrorism supporter David Hicks will abide by his American plea deal and not speak to the media for a year, his US military lawyer says.
Hicks will keep to gag deal- lawyer (Perth Now)
SELF-confessed terrorism supporter David Hicks will abide by his American plea deal and not speak to the media for a year, his US military lawyer says.
Hicks will keep to gag deal- lawyer (News Interactive)
SELF-confessed terrorism supporter David Hicks will abide by his American plea deal and not speak to the media for a year, his US military lawyer says.
Hicks will keep to gag deal- lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
SELF-confessed terrorism supporter David Hicks will abide by his American plea deal and not speak to the media for a year, his US military lawyer says.
Stern Files Defamation Suit Against Attorney for Anna Nicole Smith's Mother (Law.com)
Howard K. Stern, the longtime attorney and companion to former Playboy model and television personality Anna Nicole Smith, who died Feb. 8 in Florida, has filed a federal defamation suit against Houston lawyer John O'Quinn. Stern alleges in the complaint that O'Quinn, an attorney for Smith's mother Virgie Arthur, repeatedly made false and defamatory public statements alleging that Stern caused ...
'Powerful words' can be criminal: Attorney's claim insults VT victims (Boston Herald)
"Sometimes kids don't know the power of their words." That was the rationale respected defense attorney J.W. Carney Jr. presented in court yesterday for his client, who was charged with...
Republican support for beleaguered US attorney general fades (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faced fresh calls for his resignation Thursday, at a marathon congressional hearing into allegations that partisan motives led him to fire eight US prosecutors.
Salt Lake lawyer calls for ban on cameras in courtrooms (Deseret Morning News)
Salt Lake lawyer Brian Barnard, a longtime supporter of the First Amendment and press freedom, has sent a letter to the Utah Judicial Council calling for a ban on cameras in the courtroom.
New lawyer OK'd for case (The Morning Call)
Defendant is accused of attempted homicide in Tamaqua. A New York City man accused of firing gunshots into the Tamaqua apartment of his former girlfriend in March 2006 fired his public defender Thursday because the lawyer won't ask the court to drop all charges.
Grassley to attorney general: ’Why is your story changing?’ (The Des Moines Register)
Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa demanded "a straight story" Thursday from U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in connection with the...
Lawyer seeks change of venue for suspected molester (The Union)
The lawyer for a 19-year-old Grass Valley man accused of sodomizing his son wants to move his trial out of the area, and a hearing on the matter is set for April 30 in Nevada County Superior Court.
Attorney general loses GOP support in Senate hearing (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
WASHINGTON -- Struggling to keep his job, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales sat stoically as former allies on the Senate Judiciary Committee turned against him during a Senate hearing into the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.
Gonzales fails to quell calls for resignation / Senate committee presses embattled attorney general (San Francisco Chronicle)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee put the onus squarely on President Bush to keep his longtime Texas friend without political support or to rid his administration of a sharp thorn that works itself in deeper...
Broward judge OKs $22.9 million payday for 'superstar' lawyer -- $1,050 an hour (Sun-Sentinel)
A judge Thursday ordered Motorola Inc. to pay $22.9 million to high-profile lawyer Willie Gary, who represented a defunct Fort Lauderdale company in a trade secrets suit against the cell-phone giant.
Attorney general doesn't satisfy critics (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came to Capitol Hill with only one mission: to placate Republican and Democratic senators dissatisfied with his account of how eight federal prosecutors were fired.
Gonzales Defends Attorney Firings to Skeptical Senate (NPR)
Morning Edition , April 20, 2007 · Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tells the Senate Judiciary Committee he mishandled the firings of eight federal prosecutors, but insists that his conduct was not improper. His explanations didn't go over well with the committee.
Gonzales Defends Attorney Firings to Skeptical Senate (NPR)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tells the Senate Judiciary Committee he mishandled the firings of eight federal prosecutors, but insists that his conduct was not improper. His explanations didn't go over well with the committee.
Disabled Lawyer Says Court Frowned On Service Dog (WNBC)
A disabled lawyer negotiated a client's plea deal in a hallway after traffic-violations officials were loath to let her service dog into a courtroom, the lawyer said.
Broward judge OKs $22.9 million payday for 'superstar' lawyer -- $1,050 an hour (Sun-Sentinel)
A judge Thursday ordered Motorola Inc. to pay $22.9 million to high-profile lawyer Willie Gary, who represented a defunct Fort Lauderdale company in a trade secrets suit against the cell-phone giant.
Broward judge OKs $22.9 million payday for 'superstar' lawyer -- $1,050 an hour (Sun-Sentinel)
A judge Thursday ordered Motorola Inc. to pay $22.9 million to high-profile lawyer Willie Gary, who represented a defunct Fort Lauderdale company in a trade secrets suit against the cell-phone giant.
Disabled LI Lawyer: Service Dog Denied Court Entry (WCBS-TV New York)
A disabled Nassau County lawyer negotiated a client's plea deal in a hallway after traffic-violations officials were loath to let her service dog into a courtroom, the lawyer said. Officials said she was offered the choice of waiting for the courtroom instead. State law prohibits barring disabled people and their service dogs from public areas.
Disabled LI Lawyer: Service Dog Denied Court Entry (WCBS-TV New York)
A disabled Nassau County lawyer negotiated a client's plea deal in a hallway after traffic-violations officials were loath to let her service dog into a courtroom, the lawyer said. Officials said she was offered the choice of waiting for the courtroom instead. State law prohibits barring disabled people and their service dogs from public areas.
Record wiped if lawyer completes probation (The Ann Arbor News)
Brighton lawyer Ronald Plunkett would have his criminal record wiped and may be able to practice law again if he successfully completes a sentence of 18 months' probation.
Broward judge OKs $22.9 million payday for 'superstar' lawyer -- that's $1,050 an hour (Sun-Sentinel)
A judge Thursday ordered Motorola Inc. to pay $22.9 million to high-profile lawyer Willie Gary, who represented a defunct Fort Lauderdale company in a trade secrets suit against the cell-phone giant.
Attorney general doesn't satisfy critics (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came to Capitol Hill with only one mission: to placate Republican and Democratic senators dissatisfied with his account of how eight federal prosecutors were fired.
Louisiana lawyer charged in multiple bank robberies (The Clarion-Ledger)
A Louisiana lawyer has been charged in at least five bank robbery cases in Mississippi and one in Alabama.
White River Junction lawyer appointed head of Sentencing Commission (The Burlington Free Press)
Published: Friday, April 20, 2007 Michael Kainen, a lawyer from White River Junction, has been appointed executive director of the Vermont Sentencing Commission.
Attorney General Fails to Satisfy Critics (Black Voices)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has failed to placate Republican and Democratic senators dissatisfied with his account of how eight federal prosecutors were fired.
Attorney General fires top deputy, asks for ethics investigation (Lancaster Eagle-Gazette)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Marc Dann on Friday fired a top aide after learning he was still being paid by the Youngstown Police Department in addition to his state salary, a spokesman said.
Shreveport lawyer enters attorney general's race (The Houma Courier)
A Republican lawyer from Shreveport will run against incumbent Attorney General Charles Foti this fall. Royal Alexander, former chief of staff to Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander of Quitman, launched his campaign Thursday.
Shreveport lawyer enters attorney general's race (The Daily Comet)
A Republican lawyer from Shreveport will run against incumbent Attorney General Charles Foti this fall. Royal Alexander, former chief of staff to Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander of Quitman, launched his campaign Thursday.
Shreveport lawyer enters attorney general's race (KATC 3 Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A Republican lawyer from Shreveport will run against incumbent Attorney General Charles Foti this fall. Royal Alexander, former chief of staff to Republican...
Lawyer lied to government to help hundreds of illegal aliens (phillyburbs.com)
NEWARK, N.J. - A lawyer has pleaded guilty to helping hundreds of illegal aliens remain in the United States by falsifying information given to the government.
Lawyer Willie Gary awarded $22.9 million (UPI)
A Florida judge has ordered Motorola Inc. to pay high profile lawyer Willie Gary $22.9 million. Gary represented a Fort Lauderdale company in a lawsuit against Motorola in which the company, SPS Technologies Corp. claimed that Motorola stole their vehicle
Lawyer Willie Gary awarded $22.9 million (EARTHtimes.org)
A Florida judge has ordered Motorola Inc. to pay high profile lawyer Willie Gary $22.9 million.
US attorney general 'must resign': House speaker (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A US Congress leader called Friday for the resignation of embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, questioning his candor over the controversial dismissal of eight top prosecutors.
Attorney general forms immigrant services unit (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
SANTA FE Attorney General Gary King has created an immigrant services unit under the consumer protection division. The new unit will deal with such issues as consumer...
Supreme Court board suspends law license of George attorney (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended indefinitely the license of a northwest Iowa attorney. Keith Thompson served as an assistant county attorney in O'Brien County in 2004. He currently practices in George.
Louisiana Attorney Arrested on Bank Robbery Charges (WAFB Baton Rouge)
A Louisiana attorney arrested by Louisiana State Police after a traffic stop on I-12 in Tangipahoa Parish is suspected of robbing at least six banks in Mississippi and Alabama.
Louisiana Attorney Arrested, Suspected in Several Bank Robberies (WLBT 3)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested a Louisiana attorney suspected of robbing at least five banks in Mississippi and one in Alabama, the FBI said Friday.
Lawyer Ron Focus of Court Battle Between Owners (BloodHorse)
The partners that own multiple grade II-winner Lawyer Ron are fighting over the career of the 4-year-old colt and are utilizing a Kentucky courthouse to wage their battles.
Lawyer Clive Stafford Smith gives an extract from his new book on Guantanamo (Guardian Unlimited)
Lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, who has 36 clients in Guantánamo, says that secrecy in the camp is a disease.