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Lawyer tied to Obama donor helps Clinton (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chicago lawyer linked to the public corruption scandal involving Barack Obama's controversial political patron planned to co-host a fundraiser Monday for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Body Found Is Ex Of Lawyer Charged With Murder (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A body found in a ditch near Barstow is that of a 38-year-old woman, whose lawyer boyfriend has been charged in Los Angeles with her murder, authorities said Monday.
Attorney for Little Rock School Board Files Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit (FOX 16 Little Rock)
The attorney for the Little Rock School Board calls the taxpayer lawsuit politically motivated.
Hollinger?s Former Lawyer Described as Trustworthy (New York Times)
Mark S. Kipnis, on trial for fraud with its ex-chairman, Conrad M. Black, should be acquitted of all charges, his lawyer said.
Appeal of contempt ruling against former Spector attorney fails (The Fresno Bee)
The possibility that a former attorney for record producer Phil Spector may go to jail for refusing to testify in his murder trial became more likely Monday.
Defense Lawyer in Atlanta Child Slayings Case Says DNA Tests Inconclusive (Law.com)
A defense lawyer for Wayne Williams, the man long identified as the serial killer in a string of 29 slayings that terrorized Atlanta from 1979 to 1981, said Monday that DNA tests of dog hairs recovered from some of the victims are inconclusive. Those animal hairs, preserved for more than 25 years, played a key role in Williams' 1982 double-murder conviction, but DNA testing was not available for ...
Famed Civil Rights Attorney Found Guilty of Tax Fraud (Law.com)
A prominent civil rights attorney whose Web site touts his stand against "police brutality and other government corruption" was convicted Friday of federal tax evasion and fraud charges. California attorney Stephen Yagman was found guilty of trying to avoid paying more than $100,000 in federal income taxes while living a lavish lifestyle replete with expensive suits from London, Aspen vacations ...
Sullivan County lands assistant district attorney (Bristol Herald Courier)
For the first time in at least a decade, the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office will get a new assistant attorney position, courtesy of the state.
Hogs fan's lawyer refiles suit after dismissal (Sports Illustrated)
A lawyer for the man suing University of Arkansas officials over a harsh e-mail sent to former Arkansas quarterback Mitch Mustain filed a revised lawsuit Monday.
East Ridge Mayor Speaks Out Against City Attorney, Cris Helton (WTVC Chattanooga)
East Ridge, Tennessee's mayor speaks on camera for the first time about the bizarre legal events unfolding in his city. Mayor Mike Steele says his own city attorney personally handed him a lawsuit calling for his job. But that attorney, Cris Helton, has his own share of problems.
Mayor names lawyer to public works board (Los Angeles Times)
Julie Gutman, a lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board, was appointed as a Board of Public Works commissioner Monday by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Lawyer threatens to sue over N.J. budget earmarks (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
TRENTON - A lawyer who previously sued the governor to try to halt the delivery of millions of dollars in grant money threatened yesterday to sue again over alleged questionable spending in this year's budget proposal.
Attorney: Racist, criminal upbringing may have put Allgier on deadly path of hate (The Salt Lake Tribune)
The route Curtis Michael Allgier has taken through life may have been laid out at birth. Born into white supremacy, according to an attorney who defended Allgier in a recent firearms case, the boy was influenced by his family's criminal mind-set and the racist views of older
Top Dutch lawyer says ABN can sell LaSalle without vote (Market Watch)
LONDON (MarketWatch) -- A top Dutch lawyer on Tuesday advised the Dutch Supreme Court that ABN Amro should be allowed to go ahead with its sale of LaSalle to Bank of America, dealing a serious blow to a consortium led by the Royal Bank of Scotland that's trying to acquire all of the banking group.
Ousted Thai PM to defy police summons: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Thailand's deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will defy a summons by police, who have ordered him to appear in Bangkok to hear fraud charges this week, his lawyer said Tuesday.
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.
Voters deserve a competitive race for district attorney (The Post-Standard)
Tina Bennet is good to go. "I'm in this to win," she said to me Monday. Tina is running against Bill Fitzpatrick to be our next district attorney in Onondaga County. Bill has been the chief county prosecutor 16 years. He's going for four more years this fall.
Czech attorney to complete Cunek's case in August (České noviny)
Jihlava- State attorney Arif Salichov wants to complete the investigation of the corruption case of Jiri Cunek, deputy prime minister and Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader, in August, Salichov said.
Dutch Govt Lawyer: ABN Amro Sale Legal (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
ABN Amro didn't need shareholder approval to sell its U.S. arm, a top Dutch government lawyer said Tuesday in an advisory opinion that increases the chances that the bank will ultimately be bought by Barclays.
Columbus attorney honored (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Columbus attorney Joel O. Wooten, Jr. will receive a prestigious environmental law award for his role in a lawsuit against Allied Chemical — now Honeywell International — for pollution to the marshes of Glynn County.
City may seek second attorney (Whittier Daily News)
ROSEMEAD - Arnold Alvarez-Glasman is one of the candidates who could replace an attorney hired two months ago to represent the city's redevelopment commission.
Pals: Ex-Denver city attorney hounded to death over alleged theft (6:45 a.m.) (Las Cruces Sun-News)
DENVER — Stunned supporters are demanding answers after a popular city attorney and former judge accused of stealing a laptop computer shot himself to death near a Denver park just hours after he was formally charged.
Pakistan government lawyer backs open trial for judge (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for the Pakistani government supported the right of the country's suspended chief justice to have an open trial into charges of misconduct.
Attorney leaves Arent Fox for DLA Piper (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Michele Williams, a corporate and real estate attorney, has moved to DLA Piper US LLP from Arent Fox LLP.
Collier to seek bids from outside firms in attorney search (Naples Daily News)
Collier County will hire an outside search firm to help find a new county attorney.
U.S.-Iranian held in solitary in Iran: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An American-Iranian academic, detained in Iran on spying charges, has been held in solitary confinement for 40 days, Nobel Peace prize winner and human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi said on Tuesday.
Otter Names Eagle Attorney for Vacant Supreme Court Seat (KIVI Boise)
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has named Warren Jones, an insurance defense attorney from Eagle, to replace a retiring Idaho Supreme Court justice.
'I felt hunted and alone' - lawyer (BBC News)
A City lawyer explains the toll the job can take as a review of lawyers' work-life balance is launched.
Regola Attorney May Seek Change Of Venue (KDKA Pittsburgh)
An attorney for state Senator Robert Regola says he may ask for a change of venue.
BOARD TO PROBE LAWYER'S ARREST (New York Post)
The NYPD's Civilian Complaint Review Board will look into a civil-rights lawyer's claim that cops assaulted him last week during a confrontation in Brooklyn, a department spokesman said. Attorney Michael Warren and his wife, Evelyn, were arrested...
SCANDAL LAWYER HELP$ HILL (New York Post)
A Chicago lawyer linked to the public corruption scandal involving Barack Obama's controversial political patron co-hosted a fund-raiser yesterday for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Myron Cherry, a longtime Democratic fund-raiser, appeared in a federal...
O'Brien Nominated For U.S. Attorney Post In L.A. (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A Democratic U.S. Senate aide says the White House plans to nominate career prosecutor Thomas O'Brien as the new U.S. attorney in Los Angeles.
City may seek second attorney (Whittier Daily News)
ROSEMEAD - Arnold Alvarez-Glasman is one of the candidates who could replace an attorney hired two months ago to represent the city's redevelopment commission.
Bush to Nominate Career Prosecutor as U.S. Attorney (Fox News)
White House plans to nominate Thomas O'Brien, a career prosecutor, as the new U.S. attorney in Los Angeles.
Appeals court won't hear attorney general on Rios appeal (Columbian Missourian)
The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals on Tuesday denied a motion by the Missouri Attorney General's office to reconsider its decision overturning the conviction of Steven Rios.
Memphis attorney pleads guilty to stealing from clients (WREG-TV Memphis)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis attorney John Houser Parker has pleaded guilty to stealing his clients' money.
Attorney: Suspect who led police on car chase didn't attempt abduction (The Western Star)
LEBANON — An Enon man who led police on a 15-minute chase last week did not attempt to abduct a young girl, according to his attorney.
Lawyer: Kenney family not satisfied by police shooting tape (Boston Globe)
Video of Liko Kenney fatally shooting Franconia Police Cpl. Bruce McKay doesn't resolve the case for Kenney's family, their lawyer says.
JC Data Solutions, Inc. Provides the Solution for Attorney Marketing Software (SYS-CON Media)
JC Data Solutions (PINKSHEETS: JCDS) announces open marketing for their attorney marketing software to their resellers.
High gas prices pique attorney general (KRQE Albuquerque)
SANTA FE -- New Mexico's gasoline prices remain higher than the national average, and Attorney General Gary King wants to know why.
Three Dem freshmen to return money from indicted lawyer (The Hill)
Freshman Reps. Michael Arcuri (D-N.Y.) and Tim Mahoney (D-Fla.) and freshman Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) will each return a campaign donation made by an indicted lawyer, their offices told The Hill yesterday.
Site alters attorney ranking system (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
Facing pressure and critics, Seattle's online attorney rating service Avvo has changed its rating system.
Protestors Force Attorney General to Change Plans (FOX 12 Idaho)
Boise, Idaho -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales got a less-than-gracious welcome from a group of protesters in Boise Tuesday afternoon. His visit to the capital city started well. He toured the Fort Boise Community Center and talked with the children who attend the center.
Attorney General Paul Morrison announced Tuesday evening that he found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing at an ... (WIBW-TV Topeka)
In a statement from his spokesperson, Morrison said the finding followed a "thorough, objective and unbiased review." Former Attorney General Phill Klline launched the investigation into that clinic and of Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller.
Lawyer threatens to sue over N.J. budget earmarks (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
TRENTON - A lawyer who previously sued the governor to try to halt the delivery of millions of dollars in grant money threatened yesterday to sue again over alleged questionable spending in this year's budget proposal.
Court's ruling could end donor probe, lawyer says (The Argus Leader)
A lawyer for Roger Hunt hopes a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday will provide ammunition in the Brandon lawmaker's fight to hide the identity of a $750,000 donor to a failed abortion ban campaign.
Third city attorney considers Logli's job (Rockford Register Star)
ROCKFORD — Make that three attorneys from the City of Rockford Legal Department who have been approached about running for Winnebago County state's attorney, a position that's up for election in fall 2008.
Marcel Berlins: Gordon Brown must redefine the role of the attorney general - or do away with it altogether (Guardian Unlimited)
Gordon Brown must redefine the role of the attorney general - or do away with it altogether, writes Marcel Berlins.
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.
Police report to Outagamie County district attorney on Barnett incident (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
APPLETON Police have sent to the Outagamie County district attorney their report about an incident in which Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett allegedly shoved a woman at a nightclub.