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Lawyer Clive Stafford Smith gives an extract from his new book on Guantanamo (Guardian Unlimited)
In this powerful extract from a new book Lawyer Clive Stafford Smith argues that secrecy in Guantánamo is a disease.
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.
Lawyer Willie Gary awarded $22.9 million (Moldova.org)
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 tracking technology, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Friday.Circuit Judge Leroy Moe said Gary and his Stuart firm are owed for their ...
Attorney General Indicts 2 Youth Commission Officials (KXAN 36 Austin)
The Texas attorney general handed down 23 indictments Tuesday against former principal John Paul Hernandez and assistant superintendent Ray E. Brookins of the West Texas State School.
Council hires new city attorney (Whittier Daily News)
PICO RIVERA - Pico Rivera City Council members have hired attorney Arnold Alvarez-Glasman as the city attorney, replacing their former city attorney who resigned earlier this week.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seeking GOP support (KTRE-TV East Texas)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is reaching out for support among fellow Republicans.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seeking GOP support (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is reaching out for support among fellow Republicans. An aide says Gonzales called several G-O-P senators Friday, including...
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seeking GOP support (WHNT-TV Huntsville)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is reaching out for support among fellow Republicans. An aide says Gonzales called several G-O-P senators Friday, including...
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seeking GOP support (WLBT 3)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is reaching out for support among fellow Republicans.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seeking GOP support (KRON 4 Bay Area)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is reaching out for support among fellow Republicans.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seeking GOP support (WALB News 10)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is reaching out for support among fellow Republicans.
Attorney Hit With $6.6 Million Malpractice Verdict (Law.com)
A lawyer who is now with Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads was hit with a legal malpractice verdict of more than $6.6 million in a suit brought against her and her former firm by a corporate real estate client that said her poor drafting of a lease agreement sparked a lawsuit in California that cost $4 million to settle. In his verdict from a nonjury trial, a judge ruled that attorney Karen ...
A Lawyer and an Ass Walk Into a Courtroom ... (Law.com)
After a neighbor complained that his son's pet donkey was a loud nuisance, Dallas lawyer C. Gregory Shamoun brought the donkey, known as Buddy, into a courtroom to attempt to prove otherwise to a jury. Questions about Buddy's behavior arose in a suit Shamoun filed, accusing neighbor John Cantrell of assault. Cantrell alleged in a counterclaim that Shamoun intentionally interfered with his ...
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seeking GOP support (KLAS Las Vegas)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is reaching out for support among fellow Republicans. An aide says Gonzales called several G-O-P senators Friday, including...
Attorney General Indicts 2 Youth Commission Officials (KXAN 36 Austin)
The Texas attorney general handed down 23 indictments Tuesday against former principal John Paul Hernandez and assistant superintendent Ray E. Brookins of the West Texas State School.
Attorney general to address Dems (The Times-Reporter)
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann will be featured speaker when the Tuscarawas County Democratic Party has its annual spring banquet on May 2 at 6 in St. John’s United Church of Christ at 409 N. Wooster Ave., Dover.
Attorney General’s office speaking to local company about complaints (Plano Courier)
Two Collin County residents have filed complaints with the Texas Attorney General’s Office about McKinney-based real estate company the Vasquez Team regarding money allegedly lost with down payments handled by the company.
FBI: Louisiana Attorney Arrested, Suspected In Several Bank Robberies (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
Authorities have arrested a Louisiana attorney suspected of robbing at least five banks in Mississippi and one in Alabama, the FBI said Friday.
Bedford school never told mom of child's sex abuse, lawyer says (The Journal News)
BEDFORD - After learning about the suspected sex abuse of a 9-year-old girl, Bedford Hills Elementary School officials didn't even share those concerns with the student's mother, her lawyer said yesterday.
Lawyer named to Bennington board (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BENNINGTON -- A lawyer and mother of two Monument Elementary School students is the newest member of the Bennington School Board. ... - By PATRICK McARDLE Herald Staff
Analysis: Answers remain elusive in attorney firings case (The Sacramento Bee)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee's grilling Thursday of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was rich in human drama but failed to resolve Congress' central questions.
Attorney general fires a top aide (Akron Beacon Journal)
Attorney General Marc Dann fired a top aide Friday after learning he was still being paid by the Youngstown Police Department in addition to his state salary.
Lawyer admits helping aliens remain in U.S. (Asbury Park Press)
NEWARK: A lawyer has pleaded guilty to helping hundreds of illegal aliens remain in the United States by falsifying information given to the government.
Attorney general fires a top deputy (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Attorney General Marc Dann fired a top aide Friday after learning he was still being paid by the Youngstown Police Department.
Platte attorney says county commission can obtain counsel (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- Platte County attorney Mary Eikenberry granted the Platte County Commission permission to obtain other counsel for legal advice Friday but refused to authorize the commission to hire an attorney to investigate her job performance.
Attorney general fires his 'top cop' (The Columbus Dispatch)
Attorney General Marc Dann fired his top law-enforcement adviser yesterday after learning that the "top cop" continued to draw a salary from his former employer in violation of his employment contract and possibly state law.
Attorney General Testifies on Capitol Hill (CBS 6 Richmond)
CAPITOL HILL (AP) - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is losing some G-O-P support. During a five-hour hearing yesterday, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee were as skeptical as Democrats about the attorney general's insistence he did nothing wrong in firing eight U-S attorneys.
UPDATE: New Ohio Attorney General fires top deputy, asks for ethics investigation (News Journal)
COLUMBUS (AP) - Attorney General Marc Dann, who campaigned on an anti-corruption platform, fired a top aide Friday after learning he was still being paid by the Youngstown Police Department in addition to his state salary, a spokesman said.
Liberals select city lawyer (Hamilton Spectator)
A lawyer will carry the Liberal banner in Hamilton Mountain in the next federal election. Tyler Banham, 29, won the nomination Thursday night at a meeting at Michelangelo's Banquet Centre. He defeated Ruby Amog, 55, a retired health administrative assistant. A total of 394 party members voted.
Bulgarians' lawyer slams Libya slander trial 'farce' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for five Bulgarian nurses on death row in Libya slammed as a "farce" on Saturday their trial for slander after it emerged that a third policeman had joined the list of plaintiffs.
Culver gets new attorney (Capital News 9)
A first-grade teacher accused of sexually abusing six of his students has hired the lead defense attorney in the Christopher Porco murder trial. Saturday's Times Union is reporting Terence Kindlon is now representing Christopher Culver, replacing his old attorney Arthur Frost.
Culver gets new attorney (Capital News 9)
A first-grade teacher accused of sexually abusing six of his students has hired the lead defense attorney in the Christopher Porco murder trial. Saturday's Times Union is reporting Terence Kindlon is now representing Christopher Culver, replacing his old attorney Arthur Frost.
Attorney wants document related to Katrina settlement (WMCTV Memphis)
BILOXI, Miss. An attorney suing State Farm on behalf of Hurricane Katrina victims wants to see the agreement that state Insurance Commissioner George Dale and the...
Principal's Lawyer Wants Board To Hear More Info (WYFF via Yahoo! News)
Jane Blackwell's lawyer said he want the Ware Shoals school board to see more information related to his client?s case.
Attorney General Indicts 2 Youth Commission Officials (KXAN 36 Austin)
The Texas attorney general handed down 23 indictments Tuesday against former principal John Paul Hernandez and assistant superintendent Ray E. Brookins of the West Texas State School.
Attorney general fires top aide (Coshocton Tribune)
COLUMBUS (AP) -- Attorney General Marc Dann, who campaigned on an anti-corruption platform, fired a top aide Friday after learning he was still being paid by the Youngstown Police Department in addition to his state salary, a spokesman said.
Hatch for Attorney General (RedNova)
Orrin Hatch for attorney general! His performance in the Alberto Gonzalez hearing changes my opinion of the senator. For years I have thought Hatch was in a fog. Now I know that he is a FOG (friend of George).
Attorney wants document related to Katrina settlement (Hattiesburg American)
BILOXI – An attorney suing State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. on behalf of Hurricane Katrina victims wants to see the agreement that state Insurance Commissioner George Dale and the company reached that calls for re-evaluation of claims on the coast.
Supreme Court board suspends law license of George attorney (WQAD Moline)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the license of a northwest Iowa attorney for allegedly forging a signature.
Culver gets new attorney (Capital News 9)
A first-grade teacher accused of sexually abusing six of his students has hired the lead defense attorney in the Christopher Porco murder trial. Saturday's Times Union is reporting Terence Kindlon is now representing Christopher Culver, replacing his old attorney Arthur Frost.
Colorado Attorney Flips On Water Rights Protection (KKCO Grand Junction)
Condemning recent actions taken by Colorado's Attorney General, lawmakers are standing up to protect Western Slope water rights.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seeking GOP support (WLUC TV 6)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is reaching out for support among fellow Republicans.
Attorney General Up for Confirmation (KGMB 9 Honolulu)
At the Capitol, lawmakers heard hours of testimony for and against the confirmation of state Attorney General Mark Bennett. His supporters say he has greatly improved safety in the community.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seeking GOP support (WLUC TV 6)
WASHINGTON Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is reaching out for support among fellow Republicans.
Lawyer: ‘Conflict of interest’ (The Daily Iberian)
The Lafayette-based lawyer for Iberia Parish President Will Langlinais stated in a letter to District Attorney Phil Haney that Haney should not be involved in the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s case against his client because of a potential “conflict of interest.”
Milgaard, Truscott lawyer takes on murder appeals of 2 Edmonton men (CNews)
EDMONTON (CP) - Prominent criminal lawyer Hersh Wolch is handling the appeals of two convicted killers in Edmonton. The Winnipeg-based lawyer has handled many high-profile cases, including wrongfully convicted David Milgaard and Steven Truscott's appeal of his conviction.
Supreme Court board suspends law license of George attorney (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the license of a northwest Iowa attorney for allegedly forging a signature.
Attorney blocks probe (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE - Platte County attorney Mary Eikenberry granted the Platte County Commission permission to obtain other counsel for legal advice Friday but refused to authorize the commission to hire an attorney to investigate her job performance.
Bella Vista Eyes Attorney For Legal Services (The Morning News)
The Morning News BELLA VISTA -- The Bella Vista Town Council will vote Monday on a resolution to contract for legal services with Bentonville attorney Jason Kelley.
Attorney blocks probe (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE - Platte County attorney Mary Eikenberry granted the Platte County Commission permission to obtain other counsel for legal advice Friday but refused to authorize the commission to hire an attorney to investigate her job performance. The com ...