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Trial lawyer calls for state bar to defend W.Va.'s judicial system (Charleston Daily Mail)
Local trial lawyer Scott Segal has taken aim at the West Virginia Bar Association, criticizing its leadership for remaining silent while national critics dub the state a "judicial hellhole."
S.F. City Attorney gives Supervisor Ed Jew five days to prove he lives in district he represents (KRON 4 Bay Area)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The troubles seem to be mounting for San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. City Attorney Dennis Herrera has given Jew five days to prove that he's meeting the city's residency requirements to hold his board seat by actually living in the westside district he represents.
Braunstein's Attorney Says He Will Appeal Conviction (NY1 News)
Appearing on NY1’s “The Call” last night, Peter Braunstein’s attorney Robert Gottlieb said he plans to appeal his client's conviction for sexual assault.
Henry Passed Both Drug Tests, Attorney Says (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
Chris Henry passed both of his court-mandated drug tests, his attorney says.
Ex-lawyer guilty of molesting boy (Vancouver Province)
Vancouver lawyer and minor-hockey official pleaded guilty yesterday to sexual assault and indecent assault for molesting a young boy. Prosecutors plan to stay six other charges against John Polman, three for sexual assault, two for gross indecency and one for indecent assault.
Defence lawyer calls witness at Daniel Sylvester trial 'unreliable' (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
NEWMARKET, Ont. (CP) - The lawyer for a Markham, Ont., man accused of killing his neighbour says his client never intended to kill Alicia Ross and that a witness at his trial is unreliable.
Attorney general candidates spar (The Kentucky Post)
LOUISVILLE - Louisville lawyer Jack Conway and State Rep. Stan Lee offered a preview of what's sure to be a hotly contested attorney general's race in November.
Pelo hires new lawyer; defense starts over (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- Defense work on behalf of a Bloomington police sergeant accused of rape will start over with a new lawyer hired by Pelo’s family.
Bush Unhappy Over U.S. Attorney Probe (CBS News)
President Bush just told reporters that he is not pleased by the ongoing probe by the House and Senate Judiciary committees into the firing of nine U.S. attorneys last year, and he wants it to end soon. Bush's comments come a day after Monica Goodling, a former senior aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales accused both he and Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty of offering misleading ...
Bush confident in under-fire attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush restated Thursday his confidence in embattled US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in the face of claims that top prosecutors were fired for political motives.
S.F. Attorney Orders Ed Jew To Prove Residency (CBS 5 Bay Area)
The troubles seem to be mounting for San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. City Attorney Dennis Herrera has given Jew five days to prove that he's meeting the city's residency requirements to hold his board seat by actually living in the westside district he represents.
Judge Okays New Attorney For Accused Officer - video included (WEEK-TV Peoria)
A McLean County judge has agreed to a new defense attorney for a Bloomington police officer accused of raping four women.
NASA Lawyer Destroyed Meeting DVD (PhysOrg)
(AP) -- NASA's top lawyer said Thursday that he destroyed several DVD recordings of a talk between the space agency's boss and the staff of its internal watchdog office because he wanted to make sure the meeting details weren't made public.
Top NASA lawyer destroyed recordings of meeting (Houston Chronicle)
NASA's top lawyer said today that he destroyed several DVD recordings of a talk between the space agency's boss and the staff of its internal watchdog office because he wanted to make sure the meeting details weren't made public.
Bush backs attorney general but no-confidence vote looms (AFP via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush Thursday stood by embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as angry Democrats vowed to topple the law enforcement chief over the firings of US prosecutors.
Pakistani banker to face indictment--defense lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
NEW YORK, May 24 (Reuters) - A Pakistani banker who has been charged with insider trading by U.S. regulators stemming from trades in TXU Corp. ahead of a buyout offer is expected to face criminal indictment, his lawyer said in a court filing this week.
Former Minnesota U.S. attorney speaks about balancing priorities (Minnesota Public Radio)
Former U.S. attorney Tom Heffelfinger spoke at the annual Hennepin County Bar Association luncheon. Heffelfinger says prosecutors must balance federal and local priorities to be effective.
Field's lawyer confident case won't proceed (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
MP Taito Phillip Field's lawyer believes he can stop the case going to trial when police apply to the High Court to prosecute Mr Field on bribery charges.
Attorney: Bastrop County Sheriff May Resign (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.
NASA lawyer destroyed meeting DVD (AP via Yahoo! News)
NASA's top lawyer said Thursday that he destroyed several DVD recordings of a talk between the space agency's boss and the staff of its internal watchdog office because he wanted to make sure the meeting details weren't made public.
Trooper's lawyer says self-defense behind shooting mother in foot (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - May 24, 2007 4:35 PM ET ENVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The lawyer for a West Tennessee state trooper charged in a shooting says his client was trying to defend himself.
Lawmakers May Seek Criminal Probe into NASA DVD Destruction by Space Agency Lawyer (SPACE.com)
NASA's top lawyer said Thursday that he destroyed several DVD recordings of a talk between the space agency's boss and the staff of its internal watchdog office.
Oakland city attorney caught in seat-belt sting (San Francisco Chronicle)
Oakland City Attorney John Russo, whose office has been at odds with the police officers' union in recent years, was ticketed for not wearing his seat belt as part of a special enforcement sting conducted Tuesday, authorities said. In an interview...
I can stop Field trial - lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
Taito Phillip Field's lawyer believes he can stop the case going to trial when police apply to the High Court to prosecute the MP on bribery charges. Police announced yesterday they would seek High Court permission to prosecute Mr Field on 14 bribery charges.
I can stop Field trial - lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
Taito Phillip Field's lawyer believes he can stop the case going to trial when police apply to the High Court to prosecute the MP on bribery charges. Police announced yesterday they would seek High Court permission to prosecute Mr Field on 14 bribery charges.
NASA's chief lawyer under fire (Orlando Sentinel)
A key congressional leader said today that NASA's top lawyer may have committed a crime in destroying a recording of a controversial meeting between agency administrator Michael Griffin, his embattled inspector general and agency staffers.
RCMP singled out Bush, family's lawyer says (Vancouver Province)
HOUSTON - The lawyer acting for the family of Ian Bush said Thursday the RCMP targeted the 22-year-old Houston mill worker the night he was arrested and later shot to death in custody.
City Attorney Dunlap Resigns After 35 Years (Polk County Democrat)
City Attorney George T. Dunlap, III, submitted his letter of resignation on Tuesday, May 22, after the Bartow City Commission received the results of a city employee morale survey.
Pakistani banker to face indictment - defense lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pakistani banker who has been charged with insider trading by U.S. regulators stemming from trades in TXU Corp. ahead of a buyout offer is expected to face criminal indictment, his lawyer said in a court filing this week.
Lawmakers may seek criminal probe into NASA DVD destruction by space agency lawyer (San Diego Union-Tribune)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., 1:37 p.m. May 24 (AP): NASA's top lawyer said Thursday that he destroyed several DVD recordings of a talk between the space agency's boss and the staff of its internal watchdog office because he wanted to make sure the meeting details weren't made public.
Family lawyer of Ian Bush believes he was targeted by RCMP (The Globe and Mail)
Lawyer says Bush was taken back to the detachment so officers could teach him a lesson
City Attorney Extends Deadline For Ed Jew (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The deadline has been extended for San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew to hand over documents proving his primary residence is in the district he represents, a spokeswoman for the city attorney's office said Thursday.
Family lawyer of man shot by police believes Ian Bush targeted (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
HOUSTON, B.C. (CP) - The lawyer for the family of a man fatally shot by police said Thursday it appears RCMP were targeting Ian Bush when he was arrested with an open beer.
State's Attorney to Review Case Dismissal (Washington Post)
Prince George's State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey said yesterday that he is reviewing the way a prosecutor handled an attempted murder case that was dismissed after she told a judge she did not believe the key allegations in a charging document sworn out by a county police officer.
NASA lawyer destroyed recordings (The Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | A key congressional leader said Thursday that NASA’s top lawyer may have committed a crime in destroying a recording of a meeting.
NASA lawyer destroyed recordings (The Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | A key congressional leader said Thursday that NASA’s top lawyer may have committed a crime in destroying a recording of a meeting.
Wall of Honor in attorney general's office lauds sacrifices (The Virginian-Pilot)
The Wall, which includes 27 service members from South Hampton Roads, is located in the lobby of the attorney general's office in downtown Richmond.
Attorney General Says No Evidence Of Price Gouging In Northwest Arkansas (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- It's the gasoline refiners, not the retailers at the pumpdrive prices up and up, said state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.
Legislators: NASA lawyer may have broken law (Dallas Morning News)
WASHINGTON – NASA's top lawyer may have committed a crime by destroying recordings of a controversial meeting, members of Congress said Thursday.
Locke Liddell Merger With Lord Bissell Will Form 700-Lawyer Firm (Law.com)
Locke Liddell & Sapp, based in Houston and Dallas, and Chicago-based Lord, Bissell & Brook have agreed to merge and will form a 700-lawyer firm named Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell. Locke Liddell is the larger firm with 399 lawyers, but Lord Bissell, which has about 300 lawyers, has a wider range of offices. "To my knowledge, this is the first time a large Texas firm merges with a law firm from ...
Attorney seeks list of tribal clients (Muskogee Phoenix)
A court-appointed attorney for 270 Freedmen has filed an application for the release of their names and addresses.
Pelo hires new lawyer; defense starts over (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- Defense work on behalf of a Bloomington police sergeant accused of rape will start over with a new lawyer hired by Pelo’s family.
Army officers question lawyer (Fijilive.com)
A lawyer is currently being questioned by Fiji army officers at the Edinburgh Barracks in Lautoka. Military spokesman Major Neumi Leweni has confirmed that Kitione Vuataki was taken by soldiers from his office in Lautoka a little while ago.
NASA lawyer in trouble for destroying DVDs (Florida Today)
NASA's chief lawyer could face criminal probe.
Minnesota U.S. Attorney Firings / Heffelfinger defends work (Pioneer Press)
Tom Heffelfinger, the former U.S. attorney for Minnesota, said controversy over the firing of federal prosecutors shows "something is fundamentally broken within the Department of Justice."
Pelo hires new lawyer; defense starts over (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- Defense work on behalf of a Bloomington police sergeant accused of rape will start over with a new lawyer hired by Pelo’s family.
Valley loses another legend; Prominent attorney Michael DeSisti passes away (Evening Times)
SAYRE - The Valley lost another legend Thursday when news broke that prominent attorney Michael DeSisti passed away.
President reaffirms support of attorney general (Deseret Morning News)
President Bush said Thursday that he would correct any problems uncovered in the investigations of last year's dismissals of federal prosecutors, but he added that nothing had undermined his support for Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.
Locke Liddell Merger With Lord Bissell Will Form 700-Lawyer Firm (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Locke Liddell & Sapp, based in Houston and Dallas, and Chicago-based Lord, Bissell & Brook have agreed to merge and will form a 700-lawyer firm named Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell. Locke Liddell is the larger firm with 399 lawyers, but Lord Bissell, which has about 300 lawyers, has a wider range of offices.
Kenner mayor names new city attorney pick (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Kenner Mayor Ed Muniz has picked Kenner's Clerk of Court Keith Conley as his choice for the new city attorney. "I'm optimistic he will do well," Muniz said.