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Attorney: Woman in stillborn case depressed, not criminal (WFMJ Youngstown)
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The attorney for a Pittsburgh woman accused of putting the remains of her miscarried fetus in the freezer says she was scared and in shock after the stillbirth.
No evidence of election crime, former U.S. attorney says (The Spokesman-Review)
WENATCHEE - Fired U.S. Attorney John McKay said Sunday that the 2004 razor-thin governor’s election in Washington "smelled really bad," but that an extensive, little-publicized investigation by FBI agents and federal prosecutors found no evidence of a federal crime.
Attorney: Woman in stillborn case depressed, not criminal (Centre Daily Times)
A woman accused of putting the remains of her miscarried fetus into a freezer was scared and in shock after the stillbirth and a criminal charge against her should be dropped, her attorney said.
Hicks won't fight control order - lawyer (Stuff)
SYDNEY: Confessed terrorism supporter David Hicks does not intend fighting any move for a control order to be taken out against him, his Australian lawyer said today.
Senate's No-Confidence Vote Looms for Attorney General Gonzales (FOX 10 Phoenix)
WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the Senate committee investigating Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes Gonzales could step down before a no-confidence vote sought this week by Senate Democrats.
Lawyer and cop detained (The Star Online)
JOHOR BARU: A lawyer and a prosecuting officer have been detained for allegedly accepting bribes and falsifying documents to deceive the court in two separate cases involving Singaporeans.
Attorney: Hutchinson Was 'Scared & In Shock' (KDKA Pittsburgh)
A woman accused of putting the remains of her miscarried fetus into a freezer was scared and in shock after the stillbirth and a criminal charge against her should be dropped, her attorney said.
Lawyer says Jonesboro school shooting spurred safer gun habits (FOX 16 Little Rock)
A lawyer for the families of those killed in the 1998 Jonesboro school shootings says a lawsuit he filed against gun makers has spurred a greater use of trigger locks.
Top Republican says embattled U.S. attorney general may quit this week (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Republican on the U.S. Senate committee investigating Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes Gonzales could resign before a no-confidence vote sought this week by Democrats.
Sen. Specter Predicts Attorney General Could Quit Before No-Confidence Vote (WBKO-TV Bowling Green)
Beech Bend owner Dallas Jones and attorney Matt Baker abruptly settled their four-year-old property dispute on Friday. WBKO has now learned the purchase price for the property.
Senate's No-Confidence Vote Looms for Attorney General Gonzales (FOX 7 Austin)
WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the Senate committee investigating Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes Gonzales could step down before a no-confidence vote sought this week by Senate Democrats.
NZ's Top Dog Lawyer Has The Fortnight From Hell (Scoop.co.nz)
LAWFUEL – The Law News Wire - New Zealand’s new top-dog lawyer, the Solicitor General Dr David Collins QC, friend of Prime Ministers and Judges (he doesn’t discriminate) has had a fortnight from hell – first the headline hogging quashing of David Bain, the man convicted of killing his entire family, reports our Pomp and Ceremony Correspondent.
Thieves throw local attorney in trunk (FOX 10 Mobile)
A prominent Mobile attorney is thrown in to a trunk and robbed. Now he's fighting back.
Attorney general comments on Vines case (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Attorney General Jim Hood responded to questions regarding M.L. “Binkey” Vines’ embezzlement charges Friday for the first time since Vines pleaded guilty.
Disbarred Fla. Attorney Lands Back in Jail for Being Flight Risk (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A federal judge has thrown disbarred Miami attorney Louis Robles back in jail after Robles' girlfriend told the court he was planning to flee the country before finalizing a criminal plea deal on charges that he stole millions from his clients. U.S.
World Bank's Former Top Lawyer Says Wolfowitz Spurned His Legal Advice (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Did Paul Wolfowitz lose his job as World Bank Group president because he didn't heed its top lawyer? Roberto Dañino, the bank's former GC, thinks so. In his first interview since leaving the World Bank in 2006, Dañino says Wolfowitz prevented him from reviewing an employment contract for girlfriend Shaha Riza that was more lavish than what the bank's ethics committee had actually OK'd.
Unusual ad seeks lawyer for case (The Republican)
Wanted: lawyer. Any lawyer. Turning the stereotype of hyperagressive lawyer marketing tactics on its ear, 57-year-old Dawn K. L. Smith recently put out a sweeping call to find an attorney in the form of a $4,200 advertisement in The Republican.
Mayor Should Not Have Voted On Own Salary, Attorney General Says (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- An attorney general's opinion saying the mayor of Brinkley should not have cast a tie-breaking vote to raise her own salary raises questions about the ability of mayors and city councils statewide to pass budgets, the mayor said Wednesday.
Attorney General Certifies Two proposed amendments (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Proposed constitutional amendments that would allow legislators to serve longer and create a state commission to oversee legalized gambling in Arkansas were certified by the state attorney general's office on Friday.
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.
Hotel Lawyer: How hotel swimming pools may spawn ADA lawsuits and what to do about it | By Jim Butler (Hospitality Net)
Hotel Lawyer on recognizing, avoiding and defending ADA lawsuits. In case you haven't noticed, ADA lawsuits -- suits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act -- are on the rise. We have covered a number of troublesome ADA claim areas here on www.HotelLawBlog.com in the past [Just go the the blog and scroll down the right hand side until you see the easy-to-use tools to sort blog entries by ...
MMM founder to be released from prison on Tuesday - lawyer (Interfax)
MOSCOW. May 21 (Interfax) - MMM financial pyramid founder Sergei Mavrodi, who was sentenced to 4.5 years in custody by the Moscow Chertanovsky Court, will be released from the Matrosskaya Tishina prison on May 22, his lawyer Olga Makarova said on Monday.
Lawyer: Hicks won't challenge possible post-prison restrictions (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
Associated Press - May 21, 2007 7:33 AM ET SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - The lawyer for admitted al-Qaida helper David Hicks says the Australian Outback cowboy and former kangaroo skinner won't...
Lawyer: Hicks won't challenge possible post-prison restrictions (ABC 7 El Paso)
Associated Press - May 21, 2007 7:33 AM ET SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - The lawyer for admitted al-Qaida helper David Hicks says the Australian Outback cowboy and former kangaroo skinner won't...
Lawyer: Hicks won't challenge possible post-prison restrictions (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - May 21, 2007 7:33 AM ET SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - The lawyer for admitted al-Qaida helper David Hicks says the Australian Outback cowboy and former kangaroo skinner won't...
Lawyer: Hicks won't challenge possible post-prison restrictions (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
Associated Press - May 21, 2007 7:33 AM ET SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - The lawyer for admitted al-Qaida helper David Hicks says the Australian Outback cowboy and former kangaroo skinner won't...
Speakout: Congratulatory statement of Lawyer (Sun Star)
AFTER securing from scattered sources (town offices, watcher's reports, PPCRV, figures from other camps), and monitoring the officia; tabulation at the Bay Center, it has become clear that in spite of the very close fight for the vice-mayoralty post, the votes for Lawyer Lyndon P. Caña can no longer overtake the votes for Jude Thaddeus Sayson, who thus will emerge the winner in the vice-mayoralty ...
Lawyer: Hicks won't challenge possible post-prison restrictions (KTRE-TV East Texas)
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - The lawyer for admitted al-Qaida helper David Hicks says the Australian Outback cowboy and former kangaroo skinner won't fight strict monitoring conditions if they're imposed after he's out of prison.
Attorney: Hutchinson Was 'Scared & In Shock' (KDKA Pittsburgh)
A woman accused of putting the remains of her miscarried fetus into a freezer was scared and in shock after the stillbirth and a criminal charge against her should be dropped, her attorney said.
Lawyer: Hicks won't challenge possible post-prison restrictions (KTRE-TV East Texas)
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - The lawyer for admitted al-Qaida helper David Hicks says the Australian Outback cowboy and former kangaroo skinner won't fight strict monitoring conditions if they're imposed after he's out of prison.
Davis wants no confidence vote on attorney general (The Daily Comet)
Alabama U.S. Rep. Artur Davis says he is pushing for a "no confidence" vote on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Top Republican: U.S. attorney general may quit this week (Canada.com)
WASHINGTON - The top Republican on the U.S. Senate committee investigating Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes Gonzales could resign before a no-confidence vote sought this week by Democrats.
Senate's No-Confidence Vote Looms for Attorney General Gonzales (FOX 7 Austin)
WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the Senate committee investigating Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes Gonzales could step down before a no-confidence vote sought this week by Senate Democrats.
Attorney: Claims teacher forced child to eat sauce overblown (WQAD Moline)
BETHALTO, Ill. (AP) - An attorney says allegations that a teacher forced a kindergartner to eat barbecue sauce because he had used too much at lunch are overblown.
UT Reaches Ethics Agreement with State Attorney General (FOX 7 Austin)
Administrators at the University of Texas have reached an ethics agreement with the state attorney general. The deal prohibits school employees ...
Attorney: Claims teacher forced child to eat sauce overblown (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
BETHALTO, Ill. (AP) - An attorney says allegations that a teacher forced a kindergartner to eat barbecue sauce because he had used too much at lunch are overblown.
Lawyer: Hicks to accept post-Gitmo limits (Miami Herald)
David Hicks, the first Guantánamo Bay detainee convicted of terrorism, will not fight strict monitoring conditions likely to be imposed on his release from an Australian jail later this year, his lawyer said Monday.
UT-Austin, attorney general agree to new rules for student loan companies (Laredo Morning Times)
AUSTIN — University of Texas at Austin administrators have reached an ethics agreement with the state attorney general that prohibits school employees from accepting gifts from student loan companies.
Supreme Court says parents don't need lawyer to sue over children's special ed needs (Boston Herald)
WASHINGTON - Parents need not hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children's special education needs, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The decision came in the case of an autistic...
Court: Ohio parents don’t need lawyer to sue school (Port Clinton News Herald)
WASHINGTON — Parents need not hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children’s special education needs, the Supreme Court ruled today.
Black co-defendant had no first-hand knowledge of disputed fees: lawyer (Canadian Business)
CHICAGO (CP) - A lawyer for one of Conrad Black's co-defendants says his client's recollection about the disputed payments at the heart of the case cannot be trusted.
Black co-defendant lacked knowledge of disputed fees: lawyer (Canadian Business)
Romina Maurino May 21, 2007 - 1:16 p.m. CHICAGO (CP) - A lawyer for one of Conrad Black's co-defendants said Monday that his client's recollection about the disputed payments at the heart of the case cannot be trusted because he was not involved in negotiating deals.
Bush: Expresses Confidence In Attorney General Gonzales (Nasdaq)
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- President George W. Bush continued to stand by Alberto Gonzales Monday, saying the embattled attorney general has "done nothing wrong" and assailing a planned Senate no-confidence vote as "pure political theater."
NY Attorney General files lawsuit against Dell (Geek.com)
When you're trying to lead a turnaround for your company, it doesn't help to have the New York Attorney General on your back making accusations of fraud.
US attorney general faces  no confidence vote in Senate (The Manila Times)
WASHINGTON: The US Senate was preparing to take the almost unprecedented move of a no-confidence vote on US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, ramping up pressure on President George W. Bush to sack his unpopular longtime aide.
Attorney: 25 Indicted In 'Prostitution Ring' (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Twenty-five people have been indicted in what authorities are calling a major prostitution ring in the Twin Cities, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Monday. More Crime News More Minnesota News
Parents of kids with special needs don't need a lawyer to sue schools, high court rules (Detroit Free Press)
WASHINGTON — Parents don't need to hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children's special-education needs, the Supreme Court ruled today.
Supreme Court: Parents don't need lawyer to sue over children's special ed needs (The Arizona Republic)
The decision came in the case of an autistic boy from Ohio, whose parents argued they were effectively denied access to the courts because they could not afford a lawyer.
Getty Images Hires Former U.S. Attorney John McKay as General Counsel (FinanzNachrichten)
SEATTLE, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Getty Images ( Nachrichten ), the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content, announced today that it has hired John McKay, former United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington, as senior vice president and general counsel.
Parents don't need lawyer in ed cases (AP via Yahoo! News)
Parents need not hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children's special education needs, the Supreme Court ruled Monday.