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Attorney complains after judge's racial comments (ABC 13 Texas)
An attorney has filed a complaint against a Tarrant County judge who told him blacks were better athletes because their ancestors survived the slave trade.
Senate subpoenas US Attorney General (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Senate Democrats fired a new shot Wednesday in the row over the firing of eight federal prosecutors, as a key committee subpoenaed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Attorney for man accused of killing girlfriend says he's innocent... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
AP-NDBody Burned Trial (Tops),0144 Attorney for man accused of killing girlfriend says he's innocent CANDO, N.D. (AP) The attorney for a man accused of killing a former girlfriend and setting her body on fire says he's innocent. Fi
UN lawyer reports Hariri court deadlock (AP via Yahoo! News)
The U.N.'s top lawyer said Wednesday he had failed to persuade Lebanon's rival factions to approve an international tribunal in the assassination of a former prime minister, prompting the U.S. to warn that the Security Council could create one without Lebanese approval.
Senator subpoenas Rove's e-mails in attorney firings case (CNN.com)
The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman issued a subpoena Wednesday to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in an attempt to get e-mails that President Bush's top political adviser sent regarding last year's firings of eight U.S. attorneys.
Freeport's attorney driving with no license (Newsday)
Freeport's village attorney has not had a driver's license for about four years and during the last five months has been ticketed three times for a dozen violations by Nassau police, records show.
U.S. attorney general discusses school violence with state leaders (The Clarion-Ledger)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales met privately with Mississippi public safety, education and mental health officials in Jackson today about how to respond to violent incidents such as the Virginia Tech shootings.
Tester Calls on Montana U.S. Attorney to Resign (Washington Post)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) called yesterday on a top Justice Department official to resign his U.S. attorney's post after revelations that he worked to alter federal law so that he and a handful of other senior aides could escape residency requirements that governed their assignments as federal...
U.S. Attorney General Gonzales Meets In Jackson (WLBT 3)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made a stop in Mississippi's capital Wednesday. He was here in response to the deadly massacre at Virginia Tech two weeks ago.
Investigators release new details in case of missing lawyer (9 News Denver)
BRECKENRIDGE - Investigators looking into the disappearance of a lawyer have announced major developments in the case.
Riverton attorney suspended (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended Riverton attorney Donald J. Keenan.
Lawyer to sue over raises for some teachers (The Charleston Gazette)
A Martinsburg lawyer said Wednesday he would sue the state Board of Education because the board has not complied with a 17-year-old law to address the increased cost of living in fast-growing parts of West Virginia.
Attorney Expects Client To Be Charged In Southtowns Murders (WGRZ-TV Buffalo)
The attorney for a local man says he's been notified that his client could be indicted for the murders of two Southtowns women. Until now, Channel 2 News had not named the suspect in the killings of Gerry Jackson of Colden and Nancy Phelps of Marilla.
Unpaid lawyer dumps child-beating case (Independent Online)
Failure to pay their lawyer has left a couple, charged with the abuse and murder of their three-year-old son, Micah Bramely Patterson, without a defence counsel.
Camden lawyer named president of state group (Courier-Post)
Camden lawyer Justin Loughry, whose career includes defending unpopular clients and causes, has been named president of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for New Jersey.
Lam defends her performance as a U.S. attorney (Los Angeles Times)
Statements by her and several others show they are increasingly convinced politics were behind their firings. WASHINGTON — In a strongly worded defense of her four-year tenure as U.S. attorney in San Diego, Carol C. Lam told congressional investigators that she was constantly given conflicting instructions from Washington and was expected to bring more prosecutions with fewer resources.
Attorney-firing scandal brings hiring scrutiny (Denver Post)
The Justice Department is investigating whether its former White House liaison used political affiliations in deciding whom to hire as entry-level prosecutors in some U.S. attorney offices around the country, The Associated Press has learned.
Spector ex-lawyer 'took evidence' (BBC News)
A former lawyer for music producer Phil Spector took a piece of evidence from the crime scene, a court hears.
BLACK'S LAWYER HITS 'BIG SKIM' (New York Post)
CHICAGO - Conrad Black's lead lawyer tore into former Illinois Gov. James "Big Jim" Thompson on the witness stand yesterday, accusing him and the two other ex-members of Hollinger International's audit committee of lying about their ignorance of the...
State used trick to get control of Czech cathedral in 1954-lawyer (České noviny)
Prague- The then Czechoslovak state in 1954 placed Prague's St Vitus Cathedral under state management to cover up its gaining control of it, lawyer Petr Zdercik, who represents the church in its dispute with the state over the cathedral's ownership, said during the court proceedings today.
ETHICS SLAP FOR FAMED LAWYER (New York Post)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Celebrity lawyer Mickey Sherman yesterday agreed to an ethical reprimand for improperly billing an NYU student client who is headed to prison for swindling millions of dollars. "Just because I did some conning doesn't mean he...
Flamboyant Lawyer Agrees To Reprimand (Hartford Courant)
Stamford lawyer Mickey Sherman, whose past clients include convicted killer Michael Skakel, has agreed to be reprimanded by a panel of the Statewide Grievance Committee for two violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct in connection with his representation of fraud wunderkind Hakan Yalincak.
Fired attorney recounts 'sinister' call from official (The Olympian)
SEATTLE - A top Justice Department official tried to win the silence of fired Seattle U.S. Attorney John McKay during a "sinister" phone call in January, McKay said in response to written questions from the House Judiciary Committee.
Lawyer Mickey Sherman admits to rule violations (Journal Inquirer)
High-profile lawyer Michael Sherman offered Wednesday to admit to two rule violations to settle a grievance over fees he charged a college student convicted of a hedge-fund scam in Connecticut.
Great Falls attorney censured (Billings Gazette)
HELENA - The state Supreme Court publicly reprimanded a Great Falls attorney Wednesday for withholding information from other attorneys in a trust settlement case.
Spectors Ex-lawyer Accused Of Evidence Theft (ContactMusic)
LATEST: PHIL SPECTOR's murder trial took a dramatic twist yesterday (02May07) when his former lawyer was accused of stealing a vital piece of evidence
Woman pleads guilty for pimping teen to former city attorney (7 News Miami)
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- A woman who pimped an underage girl to a former North Miami city attorney pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to three years of house arrest.
Wal-Mart is pulling baby bibs with lead, attorney general says (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE -- ALBANY -- Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that his office found high levels of lead in certain baby bibs sold at Wal-Marts in New York, Illinois and California.
Senior Government lawyer quits to serve God (Times Online)
As the top lawyer at the Office of Fair Trading, Brian McHenry has been instrumental in protecting consumers against unfair pricing and sharp dealing. Now he is on a mission to save their souls.
New Pinal County attorney appointed (The Arizona Republic)
James P. Walsh, a former state senator and chief deputy attorney general, has been appointed Pinal County attorney.
Lawyer: Navy Instructor Worked As Escort For Alleged Madam (WBAL-TV Baltimore)
A lawyer for an accused Washington-area madam says that an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy was one of the service's escorts.
US lawyer still wants to question Browne over BP ops (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Two days after John Browne's shock resignation as the chief executive of British energy group BP, a US lawyer said he still wants to question Browne over BP's safety record in the United States.
Imus attorney: We'll sue CBS for full contract (Boston Globe)
Disgraced radio host Don Imus, fired for racist and sexist comments barely three months into a five-year, $40 million contract, plans a lawsuit against CBS Radio to collect the huge unpaid portion of his salary, his attorney said Thursday.
Lawyer: Navy Instructor Worked As Escort For Alleged Madam (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
A lawyer for an accused Washington-area madam said Thursday that an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy was one of the service's escorts.
Attorney for disgraced radio host Imus to sue for full $40 million in contract (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - Disgraced radio host Don Imus will sue CBS Radio for the huge portion of his $40 million contract that was left unpaid after he was fired for racist and sexist comments, his attorney said Thursday. Martin Garbus, a First Amendment attorney, said the case involved simple contract law rather than any constitutional issues. Imus, 66, was barely three months into the five-year deal with ...
Attorney: New suspect in Williams murder (Sports Illustrated)
DENVER (AP) -- Investigators believe a man arrested on drug charges in a gang crackdown last week may have been present when Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed, the suspect's attorney said.
Former U.S. Attorney Reveals Threatening Call from Justice Dept. (HispanicBusiness.com)
SEATTLE - Ten days before he stepped down as U.S. attorney for Western Washington, John McKay says he received a "sinister" phone call from a senior Justice Department official that he interpreted as a threat to stay quiet about his forced resignation.
UPDATE: Lawyer asks that Kiplyn's name not be mentioned in court (Provo Daily Herald)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man charged with perjury in the investigation into the disappearance 12 years ago of a Spanish Fork teenager has asked that her name be banned in the courtroom when he goes to trial in July. Christopher Neal Jeppson's lawyer contends that Kiplyn Davis's name and the circumstances of her disappearance are well-known to the public.
Lawyer killed in collision with bus on the A9 (The Herald)
A driver who was killed when her car collided with a school bus on Wednesday was named yesterday as Glasgow lawyer Veronica Banks.
Imus Attorney: We'll Sue CBS For Full Contract (WCBS-TV New York)
Disgraced radio host Don Imus, fired for racist and sexist comments barely three months into a five-year, $40 million contract, plans a lawsuit against CBS Radio to collect the huge unpaid portion of his salary, his attorney said Thursday. SLIDESHOW: Celebrity Foot-In-Mouth Disease SLIDESHOW: Yes, They Really Said That!
Imus Attorney: We'll Sue CBS For Full Contract (WCBS-TV New York)
Disgraced radio host Don Imus, fired for racist and sexist comments barely three months into a five-year, $40 million contract, plans a lawsuit against CBS Radio to collect the huge unpaid portion of his salary, his attorney said Thursday. SLIDESHOW: Celebrity Foot-In-Mouth Disease SLIDESHOW: Yes, They Really Said That!
Detroit lawyer indicted in deed fraud case (Detroit News)
A lawyer who worked for the city of Detroit appeared in federal court today, indicted by a grand jury on charges of mail fraud and conspiracy related to the alleged forging of deeds to city properties.
BP ex-CEO could testify on Texas City blast: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Former BP Chief Executive Officer John Browne may be forced to testify in a case stemming from a deadly 2005 Texas refinery explosion now that he is no longer at the helm of the British oil major, a lawyer for plaintiffs said on Thursday.
Lawyer says Spector defense found object at crime scene (The Daily Comet)
A lawyer who once worked for Phil Spector surprised a courtroom with the disclosure Thursday that she saw famed criminalist Henry Lee pick up a small white object the size of a fingernail at the scene of Lana Clarkson's death in the record producer's home.
Former Spector lawyer says found evidence at scene (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A former lawyer for Phil Spector said at a hearing on Thursday into accusations of evidence tampering that the rock producer's defense team found potential crime scene evidence that was overlooked by police.
Former Spector lawyer says found evidence at scene (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A former lawyer for Phil Spector said at a hearing on Thursday into accusations of evidence tampering that the rock producer's defense team found potential crime scene evidence that was overlooked by police.
Former Spector lawyer says found evidence at scene (Reuters)
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former lawyer for Phil Spector said at a hearing on Thursday into accusations of evidence tampering that the rock producer's defense team found potential crime scene evidence that was overlooked by police.
17 Years of Perspective: Attorney Gerald Edelstein Understands the Value of Organ Donation (Newswise)
Entertainment industry attorney Gerald Edelstein was doing everything right to avoid a heart attack - eating a heart-healthy diet with no red meat or dairy products and religiously working out at the gym. But one day in mid-February 1990, his best efforts were no match for the unstable plaque that had quietly accumulated in the arteries feeding his heart. A clot broke loose, blocking the blood ...
Former Spector lawyer says found evidence at scene (Reuters.co.uk)
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former lawyer for Phil Spector said at a hearing on Thursday into accusations of evidence tampering that the rock producer's defence team found potential crime scene evidence that was overlooked by police.
BP ex-CEO could testify on Texas City blast: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Former BP Chief Executive Officer John Browne may be forced to testify in a case stemming from a deadly 2005 Texas refinery explosion now that he is no longer at the helm of the British oil major, a lawyer for plaintiffs said on Thursday.