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Pa. attorney general asked to probe lynching banner at rally (Centre Daily Times)
The Capitol Police have asked the state attorney general's office to investigate a complaint about a banner that called for a Philadelphia lawmaker to be "hung from the tree of liberty" during a gun-rights rally last month.
Execution delay, law change prove illegal process, lawyer says (KXAN 36 Austin)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. A lawyer for a South Dakota condemned killer is citing the delayed execution of East Texan Elijah Page and a death penalty law.
Baron & Budd Attorney Named to Prestigious Best Lawyers List (RedNova)
DALLAS, May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year straight, Dallas environmental law attorney Scott Summy of Baron & Budd, P.C., has earned selection as one of the top attorneys in the country in the prestigious Best Lawyers in America survey.
Execution delay, law change prove illegal process, lawyer says (KLTV 7 Tyler)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. A lawyer for a South Dakota condemned killer is citing the delayed execution of East Texan Elijah Page and a death penalty law. Attorney...
Execution delay, law change prove illegal process, lawyer says (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. A lawyer for a South Dakota condemned killer is citing the delayed execution of East Texan Elijah Page and a death penalty law. Attorney...
Allegheny District Attorney reviewing lawyer's trust management (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office confirmed this afternoon it is "reviewing" how Downtown attorney Gregory Harbaugh managed the estate of wealthy Beaver County widow Rita L. Conrady.
Porter Deal in Toronto Shuts Out Rivals, Lawyer Says (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)
May 9 (Bloomberg) -- Porter Airlines Inc.'s agreement with a Canadian regulator to operate flights from Toronto City Center Airport stifles competition, a lawyer for Jazz Air LP said.
Shots fired at home of lawyer for suspended chief justice (USA Today)
Unidentified assailants fired shots at the home of a lawyer for Pakistan's suspended chief justice Thursday, injuring no one but adding to a sense of crisis rocking President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's hold onto power.
Cholakis to run for District Attorney (Capital News 9)
Rensselaer's assistant public defender is running for District Attorney. Greg Cholakis made his official announcement Wednesday afternoon. The 41-year Republican is no stranger to the Rensselaer County Court. Cholakis has worked in the public defender's office for 14 years.
Prepared Remarks of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales at Press Conference With Michael Leavitt, Secretary of Health ... (RedNova)
WASHINGTON, May 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a transcript of remarks of Attorney General Alberto R.
Pa. attorney general asked to probe lynching banner at rally (Centre Daily Times)
The Capitol Police have asked the state attorney general's office to investigate a complaint about a banner that called for a Philadelphia lawmaker to be "hung from the tree of liberty" during a gun-rights rally last month.
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.
Ninth Attorney Firing Revealed (Washington Post)
Former U.S. Attorney in Kansas City pushes timeline of first firing back to January, 2006.
Colón might challenge city attorney Langley (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Milwaukee City Attorney Grant Langley plans to seek a seventh term in office next year, though he could face a...
Councilmembers, Adams at odds over attorney’s presence (Daily Sparks Tribune)
Sparks City Council members were surprised to find an unexpected member appear at Monday’s meeting. City Attorney Chet Adams took his place among the mayor and councilmembers in time to witness the swearing in of Sparks Fire Chief Andy Flock and the rest of the brief special meeting.
Lawyer files speeding, reckless driving complaints against troopers in Corzine crash (Asbury Park Press)
A hearing is scheduled in Municipal Court Thursday morning to determine if a Somers Point lawyer may proceed with speeding and reckless driving complaints against two State Police troopers involved in the crash that seriously injured Gov. Corzine. Seth Grossman, the lawyer and part-time radio talk show host, filed the complaints Wednesday. Corzine was injured in the crash on the Garden State ...
Lawyer's Alleged 'Bedside Manner' Is Ground for Ethics Probe, Not Lawsuit (Law.com)
When Miguel Herrera was badly hurt in a car crash, he didn't have to look far for legal representation. Lawyer Jeffrey Hark appeared one day in his hospital room. Herrera says that in pain and under heavy medication, he signed a contingency fee agreement. It wasn't until much later, Herrera says, that he learned of Hark's conflict of interest: The other driver in the crash was Hark's wife's ...
Gonzales faces scrutiny with latest twist in attorney controversy (Dallas Morning News)
WASHINGTON – Attorney General Al Gonzales, seeking to clear the air surrounding the firings last year of eight U.S. attorneys, is expected to face tough new questions Thursday on Capitol Hill about the Justice Department's replacement of top prosecutors in two battleground states.
State Attorney investigating inmate abuse allegations (Jackson County Floridan)
An investigation involving allegations of battery on an inmate at the Jackson County Correctional Facility has been turned over by the Marianna Police Department to the State Attorney's Office.
Lawyer now wanted (Denver Daily News)
A Breckenridge lawyer reported missing by his friends is now a wanted man after police issued an arrest warrant Wednesday, saying he could have stolen as much as $1 million from his clients.
Attorney pact approved (Pasadena Star-News)
ROSEMEAD - The Rosemead City Council on Tuesday approved a contract for an attorney whose firm also represents a school district suing the city. Bonifacio "Bonny" Garcia of Los Angeles-based firm Garcia, Calderon and Ruiz, was hired April 3, after longtime city attorney Peter Wallin resigned.
Shots fired at home of lawyer for suspended Pak chief justice (Outlook India)
Unidentified assailants fired shots at the home of a lawyer for Pakistan's suspended chief justice today, injuring no one but adding to a sense of crisis rocking President General Pervez Musharraf's hold on power.
Murder Suspect Confesses, Co-Defendant's Attorney Responds (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HONOLULU (KHNL) -- A man awaiting trial in a Honolulu murder case makes a shocking confession. Now, the attorney for his co-defendant responds. A letter triggered the on-camera murder confession, a letter of apology that Sistine Rangamar sent to KHNL News 8.
Murder Suspect Confesses, Co-Defendant's Attorney Responds (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HONOLULU (KHNL) -- A man awaiting trial in a Honolulu murder case makes a shocking confession. Now, the attorney for his co-defendant responds. A letter triggered the on-camera murder confession, a letter of apology that Sistine Rangamar sent to KHNL News 8.
U.S. attorney stresses ethics in talk to leadership group (The Palm Beach Post)
U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta on Wednesday urged a Palm Beach County leadership group to recognize the ways in which corporate and public corruption entwine, with high costs to public confidence in government and to the economy.
Attorney faces theft charges (Pensacola News Journal)
Former local attorney charged with stealing money owed to his clients.
Mandeville lawyer joins race for council seat (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Mandeville lawyer and businessman John Robertson has announced his candidacy for the 4th District seat on the St. Tammany Parish Council in the Oct. 20 election.
Lawyer's Alleged 'Bedside Manner' Is Ground for Ethics Probe, Not Lawsuit (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
When Miguel Herrera was badly hurt in a car crash, he didn't have to look far for legal representation. Lawyer Jeffrey Hark appeared one day in his hospital room. Herrera says that in pain and under heavy medication, he signed a contingency fee agreement.
O.J. Simpson's lawyer gets probation (Miami Herald)
A pivotal court hearing in the saga of O.J. Simpson's controversial If I Did It book is coming up in Miami next week. But there's a snag: The Simpson side's lawyer is on probation.
9th U.S. attorney says he was pushed out (Seattle Times)
The former U.S. attorney in Kansas City, Mo., said Wednesday that he was asked to step down from his job by a senior Justice Department...
Gonzales to face new attorney queries (St. Petersburg Times)
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, seeking to clear the air surrounding the firings last year of eight U.S. attorneys, is expected to face tough new questions today on Capitol Hill about the Justice Department's replacement of top prosecutors in two battleground states.
Shots fired at lawyer's home (BBC News)
Gunmen fire shots at the home of a top anti-government lawyer in the Pakistani city of Karachi.
Gonzales Testifies on U.S. Attorney Firings (Washington Post)
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales told the House Judiciary Committee today that the removal of a U.S. attorney in Kansas City, Mo., was not part of the same process that led to the firings of eight other prosecutors last year.
Gunmen attack lawyer of Pakistan's top judge (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Gunmen in Karachi fired more than a dozen shots at the house of a lawyer of Pakistan's suspended top judge on Thursday, two days before the judge was due to visit the city, police said.
U.S. attorney: Corruption cases affect the economy (Sun-Sentinel)
West Palm Beach · U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta said Wednesday that public corruption cases have a much farther-reaching impact than damaging confidence in government.
Attorney general faces grilling over prosecutor firings (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats are shifting their attention on the botched firings of eight federal prosecutors from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' fitness to head the Justice Department...
9th ex-U.S. attorney: I was asked to resign / He was serving in Kansas City, Mo. (San Francisco Chronicle)
The former U.S. attorney in Kansas City, Mo., Todd Graves, said Wednesday that he was asked to step down from his job by a senior Justice Department official in January 2006, months before eight other federal prosecutors would be fired by the Bush...
Gunmen attack lawyer of Pakistan's top judge (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters (Adds comment from deputy interior minister, lawyers boycott courts) By Imtiaz Shah KARACHI, May 10 (Reuters) - Gunmen in Karachi fired 16 shots at the house of a lawyer of Pakistan's suspended ...
Carver County attorney appointed to judgeship (Waconia Patriot)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced to a packed courtroom at the Scott County Courthouse on April 30 that he was appointing Carver County Attorney Mike Fahey to a First Judicial district Judgeship.
Pa. attorney general asked to probe lynching banner at rally (phillyburbs.com)
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Capitol Police have asked the state attorney general's office to investigate a complaint about a banner that called for a Philadelphia lawmaker to be "hung from the tree of liberty" during a gun-rights rally last month.
Attorney expects to settle embezzle case (The Fresno Bee)
An attorney for a woman accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the Fresno Convention and Visitors Bureau said Wednesday that he expects the embezzlement case against her to be settled in less than four weeks.
Bradford County: Athens attorney states ethics allegations against Sheriff ‘legally wrong' (Evening Times)
TOWANDA - Opinions from a Valley attorney and the law firm that serves as the solicitor for the Pennsylvania Sheriff's Association state that Bradford County Sheriff Steve Evans was “incorrectly” accused of violating the Pennsylvania Ethics Act in an article that appeared in an area newspaper and that the “insinuations and accusations” in that paper that Evans' conduct was unethical “were legally ...
Assistant Attorney General Suspended After Road-Rage Charge (WJXT Jacksonville)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- An assistant state attorney general charged with pulling a gun in a road rage incident has been placed on administrative leave while the case is being investigated, officials said.
Assistant attorney general suspended after road rage charge (FOX 30 Jacksonville)
Officials say an assistant attorney general charged with pulling a gun in a road rage incident has been placed on administrative leave while the case is being investigated.
Assistant attorney general suspended after road rage charge (CBS 47 Jacksonville)
Officials say an assistant attorney general charged with pulling a gun in a road rage incident has been placed on administrative leave while the case is being investigated.
Attorney Firings Probe Targets White House (CBS News)
As Attorney General Alberto Gonzales prepares to appear before a House committee today, Democrats are shifting their attention on prosecutor firings flap from Gonzales' fitness to head the Justice Department to a White House role in the dismissals.
Report: Attorney General Gonzales thinks he's weathered the storm (USA Today)
Has Attorney General Alberto Gonzales weathered the storm over the firings of eight -- or nine -- federal prosecutors? Vote here Despite widespread criticism on Capitol Hill, Gonzales seems to think so. Here's the top of a story in today's...
Navy lawyer to stand trial next week (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Navy lawyer will go on trial next week on charges of passing classified information about Guantanamo Bay detainees to an unauthorized person, the Navy announced Thursday.
Democrats Press For More Answers On US Attorney Firings (Nasdaq)
WASHINGTON (AP)--Democrats pressed for more answers on the firings of U.S. attorneys Thursday even as Attorney General Alberto Gonzales insisted he hasn't remembered any new details.
Radler lied and can't be trusted, defence lawyer tells Conrad Black fraud trial (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
CHICAGO (CP) - Conrad Black's lawyer says star prosecution witness David Radler has been lying for years and his testimony cannot be trusted.