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Attorney sends warnings to pair who sought to discredit Marco police chief (Naples Daily News)
Marco Island Police Chief Roger Reinke has sent warning letters through his attorney to two Marco citizens who wrote negative e-mails to Reinke’s prospective employers.
Gun-wielding lawyer from Harrison won't stand trial (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A Harrison lawyer will not stand trial for pointing a pistol at his brother, also an attorney, two months ago in their Tarentum law office building.
Lawyer assesses CSI role (The Fayetteville Observer)
The lawyer for Jonathan Daniel Forte tried Thursday to get a crime scene investigator to say he had allowed the crime scene to be contaminated.
Judge, attorney look back at chief’s acquittal (The Advertiser-Tribune)
With the criminal trial for Fostoria’s police chief over, the judge who ruled on the case explained his role in the case, and John McGuire’s defense attorney said it should never have happened.
Lawyer for family of N.J. man held in Ethiopia is calling for hearings (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
TRENTON - A lawyer representing the family of a New Jersey man being held in Ethiopia for alleged ties to Islamic militants is calling for Congress to hold hearings on the case to determine what, if anything, the U.S. government is doing to help Amir Mohamed Meshal.
Gloucester attorney plans challenge to Kerry in '08 (The Standard-Times)
BOSTON \— A Gloucester attorney is planning to challenge U.S. Sen. John Kerry in the 2008 election, saying the Massachusetts Democrat was wrong to support military intervention in Iraq and should be replaced to bring a fresh perspective into the...
Lawyer for family of N.J. man held in Ethiopia is calling for hearings (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
TRENTON - A lawyer representing the family of a New Jersey man being held in Ethiopia for alleged ties to Islamic militants is calling for Congress to hold hearings on the case to determine what, if anything, the U.S. government is doing to help Amir Mohamed Meshal.
Democrats seek no-confidence vote on attorney general (Southeast Missourian)
WASHINGTON -- Two Senate Democrats said Thursday they will seek a no-confidence vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over accusations that he carried out President Bush's political agenda at the...
Republicans for attorney general say hiring probe looked political (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Republican candidates for attorney general criticized last night the incumbent's handling of the lengthy investigation into the hiring practices of Gov. Ernie Fletcher's administration.
Navy lawyer guilty of spilling secrets (Miami Herald)
A military jury Thursday convicted a Navy lawyer of spilling national security secrets by mailing a list of Guantánamo detainees to a New York City human rights group -- inside a Valentine's Day card.
Arkansas Attorney General To Serve On National School Safety Task Force (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Wednesday he will be part of a national task force that will examine legal issues related to school safety in the wake of last month's deadly Virginia Tech shootings.
Girl's father abused mother, attorney says (The News Journal)
WASHINGTON -- A woman accused of kidnapping her 4-year-old child 14 years ago fled in self-defense from an abusive ex-boyfriend, her attorney said Thursday, as the trial began in one of the nation's longest-running missing child cases.
Dial-a-Lawyer offers free help (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - What do you get when you have 40 lawyers in one room answering telephones? Free legal advice. It's no joke, but instead a rundown of last night's Dial-a-Lawyer program, the semiannual event that took place at Western New England College.
Lawyer: Rape Claim Girl 'Wanted Attention' (RedNova)
A LAWYER told a jury that a girl allegedly gang-raped by three 13- year-old boys was "glad of the attention" because she was overweight. The 16-year-old and a pal told a trial the boys mugged them then raped them repeatedly in a park, filming the ordeal on a mobile.
County may hire private attorney in property tax case (Mohave Valley News)
KINGMAN - Mohave County supervisors will discuss Monday hiring a private attorney to defend the county in an ongoing property tax lawsuit.
U.S. attorney in Louisville was on firing hit list (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The U.S. attorney in Louisville said he has never been asked by the Justice Department to resign and had no idea until yesterday he was on a list of prosecutors suggested for termination.
Chaudhry's lawyer to sue Musharraf (NDTV)
A senior defence lawyer for Pakistan's suspended Chief Justice has said he would sue President Pervez Musharraf for ''falsely'' blaming him and his high-profile client for the recent violence in Karachi that left over 40 people dead.
O'Meilia's name reportedly on first lists for U.S. attorney firings (Tulsa World)
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Attorney David O'Meilia of Tulsa said Thursday he did not know he was at one point among a number of prosecutors around the country targeted for possible dismissal.
White House calls no-confidence vote on attorney general "political stunt" (International Herald Tribune)
President George W. Bush's support for the attorney general, Alberto Gonzales, will not waver, said a spokesman, Tony Fratto.
Bergenfield candidates blast town attorney (The Record)
BERGENFIELD -- A group of Democratic candidates for mayor and council is accusing the borough attorney of charging taxpayers for his political work.
Area U.S. Attorney faced Bush Ax, Never told he was in Jeopardy (WJHG Panama City)
Florida U.S. Attorney for the Northern District Gregory Miller was on the short list that led to the controversial firing of eight U.S. Attorneys since last June.
As civil case heads to jury, lawyer reveals DiBella escaped criminal charges in 2000 (Journal Inquirer)
A lawyer who defended William A. DiBella dropped a bombshell at his client's civil fraud trial Thursday, revealing that the former state Senate majority-leader-turned-lobbyist had a few years earlier narrowly escaped being indicted on criminal charges by a federal grand jury.
Louisville's U.S. attorney will discuss firings (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The U.S. attorney in Louisville said he has never been asked by the Justice Department to resign and had no idea until yesterday he was on a list of prosecutors suggested for termination.
Lawyer allowed to challenge citizenship oath (CBC Ottawa)
A Toronto civil rights lawyer has won a key battle in his bid to take the Canadian oath of citizenship - without pledging allegiance to the Queen.
White House stands by embattled attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The White House on Friday expressed full support for embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales despite mounting criticism from US lawmakers in Congress over his performance.
Pick a side in the great debate over 'attorney generals' or 'attorneys general' (USA Today)
Here's an interesting campaign: The Wall Street Journal's law blog wants people to start using the phrase attorney generals instead of attorneys general. “I am all for ‘attorney generals,’” Jim Tierney, head of the National State Attorneys General program tells...
Primary: Six want to be attorney general (The Kentucky Post)
FRANKFORT - With incumbent Attorney General Greg Stumbo opting out of a bid for re-election, six candidates lined up this spring to seek his job as the state's top prosecutor.
Ex-City Attorney Accused Of Sex With Teen Enters Plea (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
A former North Miami city attorney accused of having sex with a teenage prostitute, videotaping it and then trying to cover it up pleaded guilty Friday in a Miami-Dade County courtroom as part of an agreement with prosecutors that will keep him from going to jail, but he might not be off the hook in Broward County.
U.S. Attorney: No explanation for being targeted (Louisville Courier-Journal)
The U.S. attorney in Louisville said this afternoon no one from the Justice Department has called to explain why his name was on a list of U.S. attorneys suggested for termination.
Former City Attorney Pleads Guilty To Child Abuse (NBC 6 Miami)
Former North Miami City Attorney Barry Kutun pleaded guilty Friday to child abuse charges that stemmed from a sex scandal last year.
New York Attorney General Cuomo Subpoenas Manhattan Appraiser (Bloomberg.com)
May 18 (Bloomberg) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo issued a subpoena to Manhattan real estate appraiser Mitchell, Maxwell & Jackson Inc. seeking information about the company's dealings with mortgage lenders and brokers.
Pa. attorney general asks MySpace to preserve sex offender info (Centre Daily Times)
Pennsylvania's attorney general on Friday asked the social networking Web site MySpace.com to preserve any user profiles posted by the state's registered sex offenders.
Pa. attorney general asks MySpace to preserve sex offender info (Boston Globe)
Pennsylvania's attorney general on Friday asked the social networking Web site MySpace.com to preserve any user profiles posted by the state's registered sex offenders.
Lawyer gets 6 months for spilling secrets (Miami Herald)
A military jury Friday sentenced a Navy lawyer to six months in prison followed by dismissal from service for mailing a classified list of Guantánamo detainees to a New York human rights firm inside a Valentine's Day card.
Former city attorney pleads guilty in sex case (FOX 10 Mobile)
Associated Press - May 18, 2007 4:54 PM ET MIAMI (AP) - A former North Miami city attorney pleaded guilty today to child abuse stemming from charges he had sex with an underage...
Lawyer: Fugitive dog in Portugal (AP via Yahoo! News)
A provocative professional soccer manager ended a high-profile spat with authorities over his Yorkshire terrier by shipping the dog out of the country Friday, a family lawyer said.
Pa. attorney general asks MySpace to preserve sex offender info (FOX Carolina)
Associated Press - May 18, 2007 5:25 PM ET HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's attorney general today wants MySpace.com to preserve any user profiles posted by that state's registered sex...
Military lawyer jailed six months for Guantanamo leak (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A US Navy lawyer was sentenced to six months in prison Friday after being found guilty of leaking the names of Guantanamo Bay detainees to a rights attorney, his attorney said.
Attorney: Garrison To Plead Guilty In Connection With Fatal Crash (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
An attorney for Lane Garrison says the 26-year-old actor will plead guilty Monday in connection with a crash that killed a 17-year-old Beverly Hills High School student.
Jury: 6 Months in Prison for Navy Lawyer (Washington Post)
NORFOLK, Va. -- A military jury recommended Friday that a Navy lawyer be discharged and imprisoned for six months for sending a human rights attorney the names of 550 Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Navy lawyer convicted of leaking Guantanamo names (CNN.com)
NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) -- A military jury recommended that a Navy lawyer spend six months in prison and be dismissed from the service for sending a human rights attorney the names of 550 Guantanamo Bay detainees in an unmarked Valentine's Day card.
Virginia: Jury Recommends Six Months for Lawyer (New York Times)
A military jury recommended that a Navy lawyer spend six months in prison and be dismissed from the Navy for sending a human rights lawyer the names of 550 Guantánamo Bay detainees in a Valentine?s Day card. The defendant, Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Diaz, was convicted Thursday at his court-martial of communicating secret information about detainees that could be used to injure the United States and three ...
Jury recommends 6 months prison for Topeka lawyer (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - May 18, 2007 10:24 PM ET NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Navy lawyer from Kansas was sentenced to six months in prison and dismissal from the Navy for giving names of Guantanamo Bay...
Nursing home lawyer says government to blame for hurricane-related deaths (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
Associated Press - May 18, 2007 10:23 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawyer defending the owners of a Louisiana nursing home where 35 patients died after Hurricane Katrina says the government is to...
Nursing home lawyer says government to blame for hurricane-related deaths (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - May 18, 2007 10:23 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawyer defending the owners of a Louisiana nursing home where 35 patients died after Hurricane Katrina says the government is to...
Nursing home lawyer says government to blame for hurricane-related deaths (KIVI Boise)
Associated Press - May 18, 2007 10:23 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawyer defending the owners of a Louisiana nursing home where 35 patients died after Hurricane Katrina says the government is to...
Guantanamo lawyer faces jail (BBC News)
A US Navy lawyer faces six months in prison for secretly releasing the names of Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Guantanamo lawyer faces jail term (BBC News)
A US Navy lawyer faces six months in prison for secretly releasing the names of Guantanamo Bay detainees.
U.S Attorney meets with Muslim community (9 News Denver)
DENVER – The treatment of Muslims in the United States was the topic Friday night of an informal discussion featuring the U.S. Attorney for Colorado.
Settlement Reached Between Disbarred Attorney, Client's Estate (KETV 7 Omaha)
A settlement was reached on Friday in the case of a former Omaha attorney accused of taking money from her dead client's estate.