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Attorney-General decides to sue Thaksin, wife over Ratchadapisek land (The Nation)
The Attorney-General has decided to file lawsuit against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife Khunying Pojaman for violating the Anti-Corruption Act and Criminal suits related to the controversial Ratchadapisek land purchase.
Why Ed Jew's fate may rest with state attorney general (San Francisco Chronicle)
The fate of Ed Jew on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors may wind up being decided not by his colleagues or Mayor Gavin Newsom, but by state Attorney General Jerry Brown. Here's why: Short of a voter recall, only the mayor or attorney general has...
Lawyer warns city faces flood of primary school challenges (The Scotsman)
A LAWYER has warned that the council is facing a rash of legal challenges from parents being refused entry to their favoured primary school.
Lawyer accused of lewdness at shopping center (phillyburbs.com)
FLEMINGTON, N.J. - A politically connected lawyer _ wearing nothing but glasses, socks and a hands-free headset _ masturbated in front of two women at a shopping center, police said.
Lawyer charged with lewdness (Asbury Park Press)
A politically connected lawyer wearing nothing but glasses, socks and a hands-free headset masturbated in front of two women at a shopping center, police said. Christopher L. Daul was released on his own recognizance after he was charged with lewdness and disorderly conduct on Friday. One of the women wrote down Daul's license plate number as he drove off and later picked him out of a lineup, ...
Duke prosecutor says he will resign as District Attorney (The World)
RALEIGH, N.C. - Breaking down in tears at his ethics trial, Mike Nifong abruptly said Friday he would quit as district attorney and admitted he got “carried away” during his discredited rape prosecution of three Duke University lacrosse players.
Lawyer accused of lewdness (Courier-Post)
A politically connected lawyer -- wearing nothing but glasses, socks and a hands-free headset -- touched himself in front of two women at a shopping center in Flemington, Hunterdon County, police said.
Pakistan judge's lawyer protests harassment (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Pakistan's suspended chief justice urged the country's Supreme Court to take note of the alleged harassment of the top judge's relatives and legal team.
N.J. Lawyer Accused of Lewdness At Shopping Center (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
A politically connected lawyer - wearing nothing but glasses, socks and a hands-free headset - masturbated in front of two women at a shopping center, police said.
Lawyer for poor murdered (Philstar.com)
LEGAZPI CITY – A government lawyer working at the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) here was killed in an ambush yesterday. Police are still conducting an investigation on the killing of lawyer Luis Dote, 46. Another person was reportedly wounded in the attack.
Cop-and-lawyer shows stretch real-life truth (Houston Chronicle)
The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments just aren't that amusing. Thus, in separating fact from television legal fiction, there is usually a lot of room for improvement in small-screen portrayals of the amendments involving search and seizure, self-incrimination and right to a lawyer.
Why Ed Jew's fate may rest with state attorney general (San Francisco Chronicle)
The fate of Ed Jew on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors may wind up being decided not by his colleagues or Mayor Gavin Newsom, but by state Attorney General Jerry Brown. Here's why: Short of a voter recall, only the mayor or attorney general has...
City Attorney moves to remove Ed Jew from office -- seeks permission to sue from AG (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera announced today that he will seek the approval of the state attorney general to file a lawsuit to oust Supervisor Ed Jew from office, charging that the freshman supervisor lied about where he lived to win and hold...
Nigeria: Lawyer Says Obi Decision 'Riddled' with Errors (AllAfrica.com)
Lagos based lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Gani Fawehenmi has disagreed with last week's verdict of the Supreme Court which extended the tenure of Governor Peter Obi of Anambra state to March 17, 2010 saying the judgment was "riddled with constitutional errors".
Judge plans contempt proceedings against former Spector attorney (The Fresno Bee)
The judge in Phil Spector's murder trial said contempt proceedings would go forward Monday against a former defense attorney who has said she will not testify to the jury that she saw a defense forensic expert pick up possible evidence at the scene of actress Lana Clarkson's death that has never been provided to the prosecution.
Ex-lawyer for Spector held in contempt (Los Angeles Times)
Sara Caplan, a former lawyer for Phil Spector, was formally held in contempt this afternoon for refusing to testify about what she saw when defense experts searched the music producer's home where Lana Clarkson's body was found.
Judge Plans Contempt Proceedings Against Ex-Spector Attorney (Fox News)
The judge in Phil Spector's murder trial said contempt proceedings would go forward against a former defense attorney who said she will not testify that she saw a defense forensic expert pick up possible evidence at the scene of Lana Clarkson's death
Former attorney general sworn into office as circuit judge (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE -- Former South Dakota Attorney General Mark Barnett was sworn into office Monday to become a circuit judge.
Attorney's PA-3 bid sets up possible Dem primary (The Hill)
Attorney Tom Myers entered the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania’s Third District Monday, giving Democrats a second significant challenger to Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.) and setting up a potential primary next year.
Judge: Duke attorney must leave office now (Houston Chronicle)
A judge said Monday he would order Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong to leave his duties immediately after he was disbarred for his misconduct in the Duke University rape case.
City attorney looks to file lawsuit to oust embattled supervisor (Fox 6 News San Diego)
The city attorney said Monday he is seeking the state attorney general's approval to sue for Supervisor Ed Jew's ouster over allegations the freshman politician lied about living in the...
San Francisco city attorney begins effort to oust supervisor (San Jose Mercury News)
The San Francisco city attorney this morning announced that he has initiated the legal process to remove embattled Supervisor Ed Jew from office.
City attorney looks to sue to oust embattled San Francisco supervisor (Contra Costa Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The city attorney said Monday he is seeking the state attorney general's approval to sue for Supervisor Ed Jew's ouster over allegations the freshman politician lied about living in the district he represents.
Lawyer: Reject plan to limit governors' veto power and start over (WKBT La Crosse)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Madison lawyer who has spent years trying to limit the veto power of Wisconsin governors told lawmakers today to reject a constitutional amendment that would do just that.
Lawyer: Reject plan to limit governors' veto power and start over (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - June 18, 2007 4:35 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Madison lawyer who has spent years trying to limit the veto power of Wisconsin governors told lawmakers today to reject a...
SF City Attorney Seeks Supervisor Ed Jew's Removal (CBS 5 Bay Area)
A lawyer for San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew fired back at City Attorney Dennis Herrera Monday afternoon, saying Herrera's attempt to oust the supervisor is unfair and a bid for publicity.
Judge in Spector case holds the music producer's ex-defence lawyer in contempt (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former defence lawyer for Phil Spector was declared in contempt of court Monday after she tearfully refused to testify that she saw a defence expert in the murder case pick up possible evidence.
Quotes from attorney contempt hearing in Phil Spector case (The Fresno Bee)
Questions by Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson that led to a finding of contempt against Sara Caplan, a former defense attorney for music producer Phil Spector, when she refused to answer:
Attorney announces his Pa. candidacy, triggers possible Democratic primary (The Hill)
Attorney Tom Myers announced his House bid in Pennsylvania’s 3rd district yesterday, giving Democrats a second significant challenger to Rep. Phil English (R-Pa.) and setting up a potential primary next year.
Judge holds former Spector defense attorney in contempt (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, 5:04 p.m. June 18 (AP): A former defense attorney for music producer Phil Spector tearfully refused to answer a prosecutor's questions about allegedly missing evidence in the murder case and was declared in contempt of court Monday.
Lawyer says company not to blame for Coria's ban (USA Today)
A lawyer representing a New Jersey company accused of selling tainted vitamin supplements to a professional tennis player said his client is not to blame for the player's suspension after a positive steroid test.
Phil Spector's former lawyer faces jail (Daily Telegraph)
Phil Spector's former lawyer faces jail after being held in contempt of court for refusing to testify against her former client during his murder trial.
City attorney looks to file lawsuit to oust embattled supervisor (North County Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The city attorney said Monday he is seeking the state attorney general's approval to sue for Supervisor Ed Jew's ouster over allegations the freshman politician lied about living in the district he represents.
Daughter in guardian case drops lawyer (The Providence Journal)
PROVIDENCE — Francine Ardito, the Virginia daughter of 90-year-old Laurette Borduas Eifrig, has discharged her lawyer here, lashing out at the Rhode Island court system for what she terms “extreme procrastination” and favoritism in its handling of issues surrounding her mother’s guardianship.
Ex-Spector attorney held in contempt (AP via Yahoo! News)
An ex-defense attorney for Phil Spector was declared in contempt of court Monday after she tearfully refused to testify that she saw a defense expert in the murder case pick up possible evidence.
VT Families' Lawyer: No Lawsuit Considered (WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke)
Governor Tim Kaine will meet with some of the families of Virginia Tech victims this coming Saturday. The lawyer representing those families says both sides will discuss including a voice for the parents on the state panel.
Bach fires lawyer after losing custody battle (Boston Herald)
David Hasslehoff's ex-wife Pamela Bach fired her lawyer, Debra Opri, yesterday following last week's court ruling that awarded the "Baywatch" actor sole custody...
Lawyer accused of lewd act (The Express-Times)
FLEMINGTON | A prominent Hunterdon County lawyer who has served as counsel to New Jersey state government allegedly masturbated Friday outside of a minivan in a shopping outlet parking lot.
Suspect feared beating, attorney says (The Patriot-News)
A Harrisburg man on trial in the shooting of a member of an anti-violence hip-hop artist's entourage acted in self-defense, his attorney told a Dauphin County jury yesterday.
Metairie attorney set to run for judicial seat (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Mike Delesdernier, a Metairie attorney, announced Monday his candidacy to replace former state Judge Chuck Cusimano on the 24th Judicial District Court bench.
New lawyer appointed in Feast trial (The Lafayette Daily Advertiser)
The trial of one of the men accused in the death of 13-year-old Alexuia Feast nearly three years ago has been postponed until a new lawyer can be appointed.
Former Interim U.S. Attorney Says He Would Not Take Job Again (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former interim U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin said Thursday that given a chance to do things over, he would not accept his controversial appointment in Arkansas.
Australian police hunt biker accused of killing lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An Australia-wide manhunt was underway Tuesday for a Hell's Angel accused of killing a Melbourne lawyer amid calls for authorities to use Hong Kong's tough anti-triad tactics against biker gangs.
Twist in Spector trial puts focus on ex-attorney (San Jose Mercury News)
LOS ANGELES - A former defense attorney for music producer Phil Spector tearfully refused to answer a prosecutor's questions about missing evidence in the murder case, and she was declared in contempt of court Monday.
Australian police hunt biker accused of killing lawyer (TODAYonline)
Police inspect the scene where a man was shot dead in Melbourne, 18 June 2007. An Australia-wide manhunt is underway for a Hell's Angel accused of killing a Melbourne lawyer amid calls for authorities to use Hong Kong's tough anti-triad tactics against biker gangs.
State hires high-powered lawyer to present Pastrick racketeering case (Post-Tribune)
Former East Chicago mayor Robert A. Pastrick will face the lawyer who led the prosecution of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan and Chicago patronage boss Robert Sorich when he heads to court next year to face racketeering charges.
Man gets 2 years for acting as lawyer (Chicago Sun-Times)
The phony lawyer has taken down his shingle. George Robotis, jailed in January for impersonating a lawyer in Criminal Court, pleaded guilty to four felonies Monday, drawing a two-year prison sentence.
Former Spector attorney held in contempt as prosecution nears end (The Daily Comet)
LOS ANGELES Jurors in the Phil Spector murder trial have been told prosecutors are nearly done presenting their case, but they haven't learned that a former Spector attorney may go to jail for refusing to testify about an alleged piece of missing evidence.
City attorney looks to file lawsuit to oust embattled supervisor (Contra Costa Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The city attorney said Monday he is seeking the state attorney general's approval to sue for Supervisor Ed Jew's ouster over allegations the freshman politician lied about living in the district he represents.
Spector's former lawyer ruled in contempt after refusing to testify about evidence (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LOS ANGELES, June 19 (COPLEY NEWS SERVICE): In an emotional showdown, a former lawyer for Phil Spector was found in contempt of court yesterday after she disobeyed a judge's order and refused to answer questions about alleged missing evidence in the murder case.