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Parents Don't Need Lawyer to Sue School, Court Says (NPR)
Parents of disabled children won a major victory in the U.S. Supreme Court, as the justices ruled unanimously that parents do not have to hire a lawyer to sue a school district over providing an appropriate education for a child with special needs. The court's ruling came in the case of Jeff and Sandee Winkelman, whose son, Jacob, is autistic.
Attorney: Woman In Stillborn Case Depressed, Not Criminal (WTAE-TV 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.
Fla. attorney general to host CyberSafety event (The News-Press)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum will host a CyberSafety presentation tonight at Caloosa Elementary School in Cape Coral.
Fired Seattle U.S. Attorney Hired At Getty Images (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
SEATTLE -- Fired Seattle U.S. attorney John McKay has been hired as general counsel and senior vice president for Getty Images, the Seattle photo archive company.
Lawyer: Hicks won't challenge possible post-prison restrictions (FOX Carolina)
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.
Former U.S. Attorney McKay joining Getty Images (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
John McKay, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, is joining Getty Images Inc. as senior vice president and general counsel.
Dorgan says attorney general should go (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
Senator Byron Dorgan says it's time for U-S Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to go. Senate Democrats may schedule a "no-confidence" vote on Gonzales by the end of this week. A leader of that effort, Chuck Schumer of New York, says that wh
Former U.S. attorney hired by Getty Images (KING 5 Seattle)
Former U.S. Attorney John McKay, one of eight fired federal prosecutors at the center of a Justice Department political scandal, has been hired as a senior vice president and general counsel for stock photo company Getty Images Inc.
Attorney: Ed Jew Victim Of Misunderstanding (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The attorney for a San Francisco supervisor under investigation by the FBI said Monday morning that his client is the victim of a misunderstanding.
Dale: No Conflict In Being Represented By Insurance Attorney (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
Mississippi Insurance Commissioner George Dale says he sees no conflict in his having been represented in a ballot dispute by Greg Copeland, an attorney who is a longtime lobbyist for the insurance industry.
Former U.S. attorney hired by Getty Images (KING 5 Seattle)
Former U.S. Attorney John McKay, one of eight fired federal prosecutors at the center of a Justice Department political scandal, has been hired as a senior vice president and general counsel for stock photo company Getty Images Inc.
Parents Don't Need Lawyer to Sue School, Court Says (NPR)
Parents of disabled children won a major victory in the U.S. Supreme Court, as the justices ruled unanimously that parents do not have to hire a lawyer to sue a school district over providing an appropriate education for a child with special needs. The court's ruling came in the case of Jeff and Sandee Winkelman, whose son, Jacob, is autistic.
Dale: No Conflict In Being Represented By Insurance Attorney (WLOX-TV Biloxi)
Mississippi Insurance Commissioner George Dale says he sees no conflict in his having been represented in a ballot dispute by Greg Copeland, an attorney who is a longtime lobbyist for the insurance industry.
Syrian lawyer files papers to run for president (Gulf News)
Dubai: President Bashar Al Assad, who is bracing for a second term in power, may not enjoy an unrivalled referendum if the application of a 46-year-old lawyer to contest the top post is accepted.
Myspace.com Turning Over Info To Texas Attorney General (WOAI)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Monday that Myspace.com has agreed to turn over first and last names of of registered sex offenders who have set up online member profiles.
Hicks lawyer unsure of next posting (Daily Telegraph)
US military lawyer Major Michael Mori said he remains unsure where he will posted following his four year crusade to free David Hicks from Guantanamo Bay.
Top lawyer Peter Hayes dies (Daily Telegraph)
PROMINENT Melbourne lawyer Peter Hayes, QC, has died in hospital, 11 days after being found unconscious in an Adelaide hotel room.
Columbia lawyer found guilty of murder in nightclub shooting (FOX Carolina)
Associated Press - May 21, 2007 8:55 PM ET COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A 62-year-old Columbia lawyer was found guilty of murder tonight for shooting a strip club owner after he was kicked out of the...
Fired federal attorney to join Getty Images (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
After months in the middle of a political scandal, former U.S. Attorney John McKay lands at Getty Images.
Justice Department names interim U.S. attorney for Eastern District (The Lufkin Daily News)
The U.S. Department of Justice named John L. Ratcliffe, former first assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District, as the head interim U.S. attorney for the district Monday, following the departure of Matthew D. Orwig May 18, according to a press release.
'Drugged' lawyer dies in hospital (7News via Yahoo!7 News)
The prominent Melbourne lawyer found unconscious and naked in an Adelaide hotel room 11 days ago has died.
Keeping kids safe on Internet top priority to Fla. attorney general (Naples Daily News)
Attorney General Bill McCollum came to Lee County on Monday to stress his top priority: the online safety of Florida’s children.
Former judge gets disability benefits, attorney fees from state (WOI-TV Des Moines)
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - A former Muscatine judge who once claimed to be permanently disabled has been collecting disability benefits while working as a court-appointed attorney.
Former U.S. attorney hired by Getty Images (The Columbian)
SEATTLE (AP) -- Former U.S. Attorney John McKay, one of eight fired federal prosecutors at the center of a Justice Department political scandal, has been hired as a senior vice president and general counsel for stock photo company Getty Images Inc.
Bastrop County Sheriff May Resign, Attorney Says (KXAN 36 Austin)
Bastrop County Sheriff Richard Hernandez could resign before the end of this week, said his attorney Monday. Attorney Robert Jenkins said Hernandez has cleaned out his desk at the sheriff's office and turned over county property in his sheriff's vehicle to the chief deputy.
Attorney: Ed Jew A Victim Of Misunderstanding (KRXI-TV Reno)
A search warrant executed on Ed Jew's home and city hall office Friday is not evidence of the supervisor's guilt, San Francisco attorney Steven Gruel said Monday.
Attorney: Ed Jew A Victim Of Misunderstanding (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
A search warrant executed on Ed Jew's home and city hall office Friday is not evidence of the supervisor's guilt, San Francisco attorney Steven Gruel said Monday.
Virginia's first female Attorney General has a message for women (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
What ever happened to Mary Sue Terry? She was Virginia's Attorney General for eight years. Terry also made an unsuccessful bid for Governor in 1993. Since then, she has lived, for the most part, outside of the spotlight.
Former judge gets disability benefits, attorney fees from state (WOI-TV Des Moines)
MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - A former Muscatine judge who once claimed to be permanently disabled has been collecting disability benefits while working as a court-appointed attorney.
Supreme Court rules indigent convicts have right to lawyer (Stamford Advocate)
The state Supreme Court has ruled that indigent convicts have a right to a lawyer to determine if they may challenge the legality of their sentence and whether to be represented in legal proceedings.
Inquest launched into lawyer's death (Herald Sun)
A CORONIAL investigation has been launched into the death of a prominent Victorian lawyer from an accidental drug overdose.
Bastrop County Sheriff May Resign, Attorney Says (KXAN 36 Austin)
Bastrop County Sheriff Richard Hernandez could resign before the end of this week, said his attorney Monday. Attorney Robert Jenkins said Hernandez has cleaned out his desk at the sheriff's office and turned over county property in his sheriff's vehicle to the chief deputy.
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.
Judge rejects lawyer Robles' plea deal (Miami Herald)
A frustrated federal judge on Monday rejected a plea deal that would have sent once prominent Miami lawyer Louis Robles to prison for 10 years on charges of stealing more than $13 million from aging clients exposed to asbestos.
Court: Parents can sue without lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
WASHINGTON - Parents need not hire a lawyer to sue public school districts over their children's special-education needs, the Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
Fired attorney McKay hired by Getty Images (Tacoma News Tribune)
Former U.S. Attorney John McKay, one of eight fired federal prosecutors at the center of a Justice Department political scandal, has been hired as a senior vice president and general counsel for stock photo company Getty Images Inc.
Attorney faces felony charges in boat crash (Tacoma News Tribune)
Pierce County prosecutors have charged a Tacoma attorney and real estate broker with two felonies in a 2006 boating collision that left a hair stylist with severely injured hands.
Supervisors hire Phoenix attorney in tax case (Mohave Valley News)
KINGMAN - A Phoenix attorney will represent Mohave County in an ongoing property tax lawsuit over a Fort Mojave power plant.
President defends attorney general (The Courier News)
CRAWFORD, Texas -- President George W. Bush insisted on Monday that embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales still has his support and denounced Democratic plans for a no-confidence vote as "pure political theater."
Lawyer unaware of charges against Lugovoi (Interfax)
MOSCOW. May 22 (Interfax) - Andrei Romashov, a lawyer for Russian businessmen Andrei Lugovoi, said he knows nothing about charges brought against his client by British prosecutors in the murder case of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko.
Bastrop County Sheriff May Resign, Attorney Says (KXAN 36 Austin)
Bastrop County Sheriff Richard Hernandez could resign before the end of this week, said his attorney Monday. Attorney Robert Jenkins said Hernandez has cleaned out his desk at the sheriff's office and turned over county property in his sheriff's vehicle to the chief deputy.
Ex-lawyer Glenn Knight can practise again (Channel NewsAsia via Yahoo! Singapore News)
SINGAPORE: Former lawyer Glenn Knight can practise again.
Ex-lawyer Glenn Knight can practise again (Channel News Asia via Yahoo! Asia News)
SINGAPORE: Former lawyer Glenn Knight can practise again.
Bush standing by embattled Attorney General (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
CRAWFORD, Texas (AP)- President Bush says Attorney General Alberto Gonzales "has done nothing wrong" and he calls an expected no-confidence vote in the Senate "pure
Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office spends little on overtime (Baltimore Examiner)
In fiscal year 2006, the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office spent $22.7 million on salaries - but only a tiny $34,000 came from overtime pay, according to an analysis of city finance department records by The Examiner.
Lawyer: Duke students convicted of cheating didn't understand culture (FOX Carolina)
Associated Press - May 22, 2007 7:15 AM ET DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - There's a reason for all the recent cheating at Duke's business school. A lawyer for 16 students says most of those caught...
City State's Attorney spends little on OT (Baltimore Examiner)
In fiscal year 2006, the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office spent $22.7 million on salaries - but only a tiny $34,000 came from overtime pay, according to an analysis of city finance department records by The Examiner. The review of salaries is part of an ongoing series of stories The Examiner is writing that looks at all state, county and city salaries and overtime.
Ark tax lawyer charged with forgery, other counts (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - May 22, 2007 7:44 AM ET ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - A Rogers tax lawyer who faces charges of forgery and theft has been arrested in Tunica, Mississippi.
Judge on "Disability" Retirement Working As Attorney (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
AP - A former Muscatine judge who once claimed to be permanently disabled has been collecting disability benefits while working as a court-appointed attorney.
Lawyer Says Hasselhoff Visits Restored (ABC News)
Lawyer: Child Visitation Rights Restored for David Hasselhoff in Ongoing Custody Dispute