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Attorney Warns Supervisors About Jail Crowding (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
"You can say what you want, but you've got some minimum security people in your jail," said attorney Ron Welch, as he spoke to Harrison County supervisors Monday about jail overcrowding.
Attorney Warns Supervisors About Jail Crowding (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
"You can say what you want, but you've got some minimum security people in your jail," said attorney Ron Welch, as he spoke to Harrison County supervisors Monday about jail overcrowding.
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty Resigns (CBS News)
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty has resigned, according to the Justice Department. McNulty becomes the highest-ranking Justice Dept. official to step down as a result of the U.S. attorney scandal.
Deputy Attorney General McNulty steps down (UPI)
A deputy attorney general whose testimony on the firings of nine U.S. Attorneys contradicted U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation. Paul McNulty sent a letter to Gonzales Monday saying that he planned to quit this summer because
Deputy Attorney General McNulty steps down (The Washington Times)
WASHINGTON, May. 14 (UPI) -- A deputy attorney general whose testimony on the firings of nine U.S. Attorneys contradicted U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation.
Ex-Navy lawyer on trial in Gitmo case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Navy lawyer accused of passing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees sent a human rights lawyer their names and intelligence about them tucked into a Valentine's Day card, prosecutors said Monday.
Navy lawyer's release of names defended (Miami Herald)
Attorneys for a Navy lawyer facing up to 24 years in military prison for mailing a list of Guantánamo detainee names to a civil liberties group -- inside a Valentine -- argued at his court-martial Monday that the document wasn't secret and its disclosure did not endanger national security.
U.S. ATTORNEYS: Deputy attorney general resigns (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
The No. 2 Justice Department official who came under fire for his testimony to Congress about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys announced his resignation on Monday. Paul J. McNulty, the deputy attorney general since March 2006, said in his resignation letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales that he would step down on a date to be determined in late summer.
Deputy U.S. Attorney Paul McNulty Resigns (NPR)
Deputy U.S. Attorney General Paul McNulty has announced he is stepping down. McNulty is the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys. McNulty sent a letter of resignation to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose own job has been put in jeopardy by the firings and their aftermath.
Defense attorney sounds off about Scott autopsy report (WMCTV Memphis)
Medical examiners say blunt force trauma killed popular Bolton High School teacher, Ashley Scott. We showed you the autopsy report last week. Now, the attorney defending Ashley's husband for the crime
Hicks has no desire to tell story - American lawyer (Stuff)
ADELAIDE: Confessed terrorist supporter David Hicks has no desire to tell his story of years of detention at Guantanamo Bay, his American military lawyer says.
110th Congress Publishes California Attorney Rydstrom's "Neutral Paper" on Problems & Solutions Facing the Economy & ... (SYS-CON Media)
California attorney, Richard IvarRydstrom, Esq., LL.M. Taxation says, 'Congressman Rangel wanted a neutralanalysis of the problems facing the economy and the middle class. ChairmanRangel was right to seek a comprehensive analysis from all sides of theeconomic circle with no allegiance to any one interest.'
Deputy Attorney General Steps Down (CBS 6 Richmond)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said Monday he will resign, becoming the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys.
Defense lawyer wants wiretap evidence thrown out (The Trenton Times)
The lawyer for Bernard Porter Jr., one of the five men charged in a 2005 gang-related slaying, is asking the court to throw out evidence obtained through wiretaps.
Students didn't take pirating seriously, NDSU lawyer says (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO - A North Dakota State University lawyer says students are paying a painful price for illegally downloading music, but he believes too many of them laughed off the issue in the first place.
US Deputy Attorney General To Resign (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - US Deputy Attorney General, Paul McNulty will be resigning from his job following the row over the Bush administration's decision to sack several federal prosecutors.
Attorney: Lafayette councilman meets terms (The Advocate)
LAFAYETTE — City-Parish Councilman Chris Williams has been working to meet the terms of his probation, despite allegations in court filings that the councilman is slipping, Williams’ attorney said Monday.
DOA broker denies wrongdoing, lawyer says (Wisconsin State Journal)
A Milwaukee real estate broker accused of soliciting kickbacks on a state real estate deal did nothing wrong and will plead innocent, his lawyer said Monday.
Woman reported over lawyer's collapse (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A 28-year-old woman from Kilburn in Adelaide's northern suburbs has been reported by police for administering a drug of dependence to Melbourne lawyer Peter Hayes.
Lawyer's release of names defended (Miami Herald)
Attorneys for a Navy lawyer facing up to 24 years in military prison for mailing a list of Guantánamo detainee names to a civil liberties group -- inside a Valentine -- argued at his court-martial Monday that the document wasn't secret and its disclosure did not endanger national security.
Deputy attorney general plans to leave amid U.S. attorney flap (The Arizona Republic)
WASHINGTON - Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said Monday that he will resign, becoming the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys. McNulty, who has served 18 months as the Justice Department's second-in-command, announced his plans at a closed-door meeting of U.S. attorneys in San Antonio. He told them he would remain at the department ...
Cycling: Landis lawyer blasts lab (BBC News)
Floyd Landis' lawyer says the laboratory used for his dope tests failed to meet international standards.
Deputy attorney general to resign (Baltimore Sun)
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said yesterday that he will resign, the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys.
Gonzales' top aide quitting in firing uproar / His departure will further isolate attorney general (San Francisco Chronicle)
Paul McNulty, the deputy attorney general whose congressional testimony in February provided a spark that turned the firing of federal prosecutors into a political inferno, announced his resignation on Monday. McNulty, the fourth and highest-ranking...
Newmont Indonesia chief sues New York Times -lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
JAKARTA, May 15 (Reuters) - The president of Newmont Mining Corp.'s Indonesian unit filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the New York Times and a reporter over pollution accusations made in the paper, and seeks $65 million in compensation, a lawyer said.
Deputy Attorney General to Resign Post (The San Francisco Examiner)
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, FILE) Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006 file photo.
Deputy Attorney General To Resign Post (CBS News)
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said Monday he will resign, becoming the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys.
Officials: Deputy attorney general resigning (MSNBC)
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said Monday he will resign, the highest-ranking Bush administration casualty in the furor over the firing of U.S. attorneys, The Associated Press has learned.
Lawyer: Wyeth, Pfizer hid hormone drugs' risks (Daily Record)
Wyeth and a unit of Pfizer, the world's largest drugmaker, hid the cancer risks of their hormone-replacement drugs, a New Jersey woman's lawyer said in closing arguments of the first trial over Pfizer's menopause treatment.
Zimbabwean police detain lawyer for E.Guinea coup leader (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwean police have detained the lawyer of former SAS commando Simon Mann, who is fighting his extradition to Equatorial Guinea on charges of masterminding a foiled coup in that country, a colleague said Tuesday.
Deputy Attorney General McNulty Resigns (NPR)
Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, the second highest ranking official at the Justice Department, announced his resignation, citing financial reasons. His resignation follows intense questioning over the department's firing of eight U.S. Attorneys. He is the third senior official to leave.
Gonzales Says He Relied on Ex-Deputy About Attorney Firings (Fox News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says he relied on his former deputy more than any other aide about attorney firings.
McNulty responsible in U.S. attorney firings: Gonzales (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday praised his departing deputy but also said he was the one responsible for the federal prosecutor firings that have thrown the Justice Department into turmoil.
Witness says lawyer's prints were found on Gitmo list (The Virginian-Pilot)
Update: Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Diaz' fingerprints were identified on paper containing detainees' names, mailed to a human rights lawyer, according to testimony in Norfolk today.
Gonzales: Deputy Advised Attorney Firings (CBS News)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said he relied on his resigning deputy more than any other aide to decide which U.S. attorneys should be fired last year. "He signed off on the names," Gonzales said of Paul McNulty regarding the fired attorneys.
Deputy Attorney General McNulty Resigns (NPR)
Morning Edition , May 15, 2007 · Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty has announced that he will resign late this summer. He is the most senior official to step down from the Justice Department in the ongoing furor over fired U.S. attorneys.
Testimony: Navy lawyer signed nondisclosure (Miami Herald)
Two days before a Navy lawyer allegedly mailed a list of Guantánamo captives' names to a New York human rights group -- tucked inside a Valentine -- he signed a military form agreeing not to disclose ''any government information,'' according to testimony at his court-martial Tuesday.
New setback for Mann as lawyer arrested (Daily Telegraph)
Simon Mann, the former SAS officer accused of plotting a failed coup in West Africa, faced another setback in his campaign to avoid extradition from Zimbabwe today after police arrested his lawyer.
Senate Hearing on U.S. Attorney Firings (Washington Post)
Read Part 1 FORMER DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL JAMES B. COMEY: I do. SCHUMER: Thank you. OK, we're going to get right into the questioning because Mr. Comey does not have an opening statement. SCHUMER: As I said in my opening remarks, many have been concerned that Alberto Gonzales has made the Jus...
Ohio Attorney General Targets Wall Street for Lending (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
May 15 (Bloomberg) -- Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, likening the subprime lending industry to armed robbers, said he wants to sue securities firms because their bond sales enabled consumers to get mortgages they couldn't afford.
Abhisit hits back at TRT lawyer's claim (Bangkok Post)
Thai Rak Thai lawyer Vichit Plangsrisakul's claim that he already knows the decision of the Constitution Tribunal in the party dissolution trials was just an attempt to put pressure on the judges, Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said yesterday.
Lawyer who fell to his death from Tate Modern was driven mad by cannabis (Daily Mail)
A young lawyer who fell to his death from the top floor of the Tate Modern had undergone years of treatment for cannabis-induced mental illness, an inquest heard
Drexel, Capella settle with NY attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday that Drexel University and Capella University are the latest schools to reach settlements as part of the state's investigation into abuses in the student loan industry.
City attorney calls it quits (The Arizona Republic)
Chandler City Attorney Michael House, one of Arizona's most experienced municipal lawyers, is leaving the post.
District Attorney Files Charges Against Police Chase Suspect (KOAT TheNewMexicoChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The San Juan County District Attorney has filed charges against two people who were involved in a police chase and shooting.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's bond lawyer says Gov. Jim Gibbons' proposal to solve a road ... (KOLO 8 Reno)
Reno lawyer John Swendseid said Gibbons' plan would not leave the convention authority enough revenue to pay off an existing $230 million bond and a $680 million loan to pay for renovation of the convention center.
Marine lawyer charged in Haditha case defends actions (The San Francisco Examiner)
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. ( Map , News ) - A Marine lawyer charged with dereliction of duty in the killings of 24 civilians in the Iraqi town of Haditha said Tuesday that he never pursued an investigation because he believed the deaths resulted from lawful combat.
Dell Faces Suit by New York Attorney General Over PCs (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)
May 15 (Bloomberg) -- Dell Inc., the world's second-largest personal-computer maker, said New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo plans to file a lawsuit over its customer practices.
Goudeau's Lawyer Wants Sex Charges Dropped (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
A lawyer for accused serial killer Mark Goudeau has asked a judge to dismiss the sexual assault case that first tied him to the Baseline Killer investigation.
Dell Says New York Attorney General Plans Suit Over PC Services (Bloomberg.com)
May 16 (Bloomberg) -- Dell Inc. said New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo plans to file a lawsuit over the second- largest personal-computer maker's customer practices.