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Lawyer altered docs in Best Buy case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Best Buy Co. has acknowledged that he falsified e-mails and a memo before turning them over to plaintiffs in a nationwide class-action lawsuit — a development that could prompt the judge to find the company liable for tens of millions of dollars in damages.
Attorney to seek I.C. council seat (The Gazette)
Attorney Matt Hayek today declared his candidacy for one of two at-large City Council seats up for election this fall."I'm not running on a particular agenda," he said. "I'm running because I believe we have a duty to serve our community."
Lawyer who argued for Nixon dies (UPI)
Samuel A. Garrison III, a congressional lawyer who argued against the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon, has died in Virginia at age 65.
DA seeks Attorney General's review in De Anza sex case (San Jose Mercury News)
Concerned about the outrage over her decision to decline charges, Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr is asking the state Attorney General's office to review the alleged De Anza gang rape case.
Winnebago County State's Attorney Paul Logli Won't Run for Re-Election (WREX-TV Rockford)
Paul Logli, Winnebago County's top attorney and one of the biggest names in local politics and law enforcement, bows out of the next election. He's the longest-serving state's attorney in Winnebago County, starting the job in 1986.
Attorney: Policy skirted in pre-election indictments (Los Angeles Times)
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice skirted federal policy guidelines to allow the indictment of four liberal activists on voter fraud charges shortly before November's midterm election in Missouri, a former U.S. attorney told a Senate investigative panel Tuesday.
D.A. seeks attorney general's review of De Anza rape case (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - June 5, 2007 9:34 PM ET SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - The Mercury News reports that Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr has asked Attorney General Jerry Brown to...
Bloomingdale library hires lawyer to fight closing (The Record)
BLOOMINGDALE -- The fight over the future of the Free Public Library is intensifying. Library trustees have come out against its closing and have hired a lawyer to examine whether the Borough Council has the legal authority to do so.
D.A. seeks attorney general's review of De Anza rape case (KGET 17 Bakersfield)
The Mercury News reports that Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr has asked Attorney General Jerry Brown to review the allegations surrounding the De Anza gang rape case.
State Attorney, Public Defender submit budgets (Bonita Daily News)
The proposed budgets for the State Attorney’s and the Public Defender’s offices in Lee County stay within the guidelines the county is requesting in what’s shaping up to be a tight year for finances.
State Attorney, Public Defender submit budgets (Naples Daily News)
The proposed budgets for the State Attorney’s and the Public Defender’s offices in Lee County stay within the guidelines the county is requesting in what’s shaping up to be a tight year for finances. In Collier County, the State Attorney’s Office is actually asking for less county funding next year.
State to probe De Anza rape case / Attorney general to review DA's decision not to prosecute (San Francisco Chronicle)
State Attorney General Jerry Brown's office will review the Santa Clara County district attorney's decision not to file charges in the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at the home of a De Anza College baseball player, officials said Tuesday. "We...
Best Buy lawyer says he falsified documents (Seattle Times)
A lawyer for Best Buy has acknowledged that he falsified e-mails and a memo before turning them over to plaintiffs in a nationwide class-action...
Justice Dept. dodged policy guidelines, ex-U.S. attorney testifies (Baltimore Sun)
The Department of Justice skirted federal policy guidelines to allow the indictment of four liberal activists on voter fraud charges shortly before November's midterm elections in Missouri, a former U.S. attorney told a Senate investigative panel yesterday.
Pakistan chief judge's lawyer urges pressure on Musharraf (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for Pakistan's top judge, ousted by President Pervez Musharraf, on Wednesday urged the US and Britain to put pressure on the military ruler to ensure "free and fair" polls in the country.
Murrieta lawyer sues over her '06 arrest (The Press-Enterprise)
A Murrieta lawyer acquitted of interfering with a San Diego police officer after a nightclub fight broke out is suing the city and the officer, saying she was wrongfully arrested.
Warren tapped as new county attorney (The News & Observer)
The Wake County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to name Scott Warren as the new county attorney.
Attorney general's housing chaos (The Springfield News-Leader)
Kay and Michael Jackson got smacked pretty hard by Attorney General Jay Nixon on April 19. Michael Jackson, owner of Dogwood Mobile Home Sales in Springfield, and his mom, Kay, sold a modular home to Richard Wycoff in late October.
Lawyer Tries To Lower Client's $5 Million Bail (Hartford Courant)
A lawyer for Kenneth J. Otto Sr., an Ellington business executive accused of killing an exotic dancer from East Hartford, filed a motion Tuesday to have Otto's $5 million cash-only bail reduced.
Ex-U.S. attorney tells of politics in office (Denver Post)
The Department of Justice skirted federal policy guidelines to allow the indictment of four liberal activists on voter-fraud charges shortly before November's midterm election in Missouri, a former U.S. attorney told a Senate investigative panel Tuesday.
Attorney General to review De Anza case (San Jose Mercury News)
Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr asked the state Attorney General's Office to review the alleged De Anza gang rape case and it agreed.
Griffin To Resign As U.S. Attorney For Eastern Arkansas (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin announced he will step down Friday from the position he took over amid the firing of eight federal prosecutors by the Bush administration, but stressed he was not forced out of the job.
Attorney General Announces Settlements (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansans Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Friday the details of settlement agreements reached in two separate consumer protection actions.
Extortion trial for Chinese environmentalist postponed, wife and attorney say (Chinapost.com.tw)
The trial of an environmental activist accused of blackmailing businesses that emit pollutants has been postponed, his wife and attorney said Wednesday.
STATE TO REVIEW DE ANZA RAPE CASE / Attorney general to look into D.A.'s decision not to prosecute (San Francisco Chronicle)
State Attorney General Jerry Brown's office will review the Santa Clara County district attorney's decision not to file charges in the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl at the home of a De Anza College baseball player, officials said Tuesday. "We...
Accused woman's attorney portrays her as protector, not abuser (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - June 6, 2007 7:55 AM ET SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) - The attorney for a woman charged with felony child abuse of her grand-nephew says she was trying to protect the boy from his...
Lawyer plans to file amended UA lawsuit (NWAnews.com)
Fort Smith lawyer Eddie Christian Jr. says he plans to file an amended lawsuit against the University of Arkansas over Chancellor John A. White’s handling of alleged e-mail harassment directed toward former Razorbacks quarterback Mitch Mustain. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Media should hand over documents to police:lawyer (Canada.com)
TORONTO - The police should have sweeping powers to seize documents from the media, even if a confidential source might be identified, a senior government lawyer argued Tuesday.
TERROR LAWYER IN COURT FOR PAL (New York Post)
Disbarred terror lawyer Lynne Stewart surfaced in court yesterday - but only to show support for a former client demanding $7.5 million from the city and the cop who shot dead her son. Stewart placed her hand on Juanita Young's shoulder as the...
Musharraf followed 'proper course' in asking CJ to resign: Lawyer (Outlook India)
President Pervez Musharraf's lawyer today told the Pakistani Supreme Court that the general had followed the "proper course" in asking the chief justice to resign and it would have been "unconstitutional" not to forward the reference of allegations against justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.
Lawyer wants Sutton homicide case tranferred to juvenile court (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - June 6, 2007 11:45 AM ET ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A lawyer for a Sutton teenager accused of second-degree murder wants the case transferred to juvenile court.
Bloomingdale library hires lawyer to fight closing (The Record)
BLOOMINGDALE -- The fight over the future of the Free Public Library is intensifying. Library trustees have come out against its closing and have hired a lawyer to examine whether the Borough Council has the legal authority to do so.
Lawyer wants Sutton homicide case transferred to juvenile court (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for a teenage murder suspect wants the case transferred to juvenile court. Lawyer Kerry DeWolfe is also asking that some evidence against Jonas Dixon, 15, be thrown out because Vermont State Police didn't give him the chance to have an adult present during questioning.
Attorney To Be Released On Bond (KSAT ClickOnSA.com via Yahoo! News)
A San Antonio attorney who was sentenced to five years in prison for extortion was scheduled to be released from jail Wednesday.
Calif. attorney general to review De Anza rape case (The Fresno Bee)
The state attorney general's office has agreed to review the case of an alleged gang-rape of a teenage girl by De Anza College baseball players to determine if county prosecutors erred by not filing charges.
Calif. attorney general to review De Anza rape case (The Daily Comet)
SAN JOSE, Calif. The state attorney general's office has agreed to review the case of an alleged gang-rape of a teenage girl by De Anza College baseball players to determine if county prosecutors erred by not filing charges.
Civil Rights Attorney Testifes About Partisan Politics (NPR)
Morning Edition , June 6, 2007 · Brad Schlozman, who replaced the U.S. attorney who was fired in Missouri, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he hired a certain number of Republicans at the Justice Dept. He is accused of politicizing the civil rights division of the Department of Justice.
D.A. seeks attorney general's review of De Anza rape case (Fox 6 News San Diego)
The Attorney General's office will look into the decision by Santa Clara County District Attorney Dolores Carr not to file charges in the De Anza gang rape case.
Pa. attorney to meet Judiciary investigators (York Daily Record)
Jun 6, 2007 — PITTSBURGH - U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan of Pittsburgh will meet privately Thursday with House Judiciary Committee investigators looking into the Justice Department's firing of eight federal prosecutors last year, her attorney told a newspaper.
Attorney general's findings restart plans for new jail (Billings Gazette)
GLASGOW -- Valley County officials are recharging plans to build a 132-bed jail north of here now that the attorney general has issued conclusions they find favorable to the project.
Attorney Defending Alleged File Sharer Gets Sanctioned (GigaLaw.com)
Last year, an attorney representing a woman sued by the Recording Industry Association of America claimed his client is innocent and asked a federal judge to levy sanctions against the association's lawyers.
Former U.S. attorney defends Mo. charges (UPI)
Former interim U.S. Attorney Bradley J. Schlozman recently defended an indictment he handed down critics allege affected a 2006 U.S. Senate race.
Former U.S. attorney defends Mo. charges (The Washington Times)
WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- Former interim U.S. Attorney Bradley J. Schlozman recently defended an indictment he handed down critics allege affected a 2006 U.S. Senate race.
Former Spector lawyer refuses to testify (Los Angeles Times)
She faces a contempt charge for not taking the stand to describe what she saw during a search of the crime scene. A former lawyer for Phil Spector could be cited for contempt after she refused to testify today about what she saw during a search of the music producer's home, where actress Lana Clarkson died.
Judge's lawyer warns Musharraf (FT.com via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Pakistan's suspended chief justice has vowed that the campaign to reinstate his client will not end until President Pervez Musharraf has stepped down and restored civilian rule in the divided country.
Lawyer links Rove to Ala. investigation (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer who claims White House aide Karl Rove may have given assurances that federal authorities were investigating a former Alabama governor said Wednesday that she spoke up because she feared justice had not been served. Former Gov. Don Siegelman and a former health care executive were convicted last year of federal bribery, conspiracy and mail fraud charges after an investigation that began ...
Tony Mokbel a kind and lovely man - lawyer (Perth Now)
THE Greek lawyer for Tony Mokbel has described the accused murderer and drug kingpin as a "very nice, very kind and lovely person" whose family has been devastated by his arrest.
Benton City Dispute Over Attorney (KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities)
The city attorney battle continues in Benton City as Mayor Bryan Robinson says he hasn't had enough time to review a new agreement.
Attorney general's findings restart plans for new jail (Billings Gazette)
GLASGOW -- Valley County officials are recharging plans to build a 132-bed jail north of here now that the attorney general has issued conclusions they find favorable to the project.
Lawyer links Rove to Ala. investigation (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer who claims White House aide Karl Rove may have given assurances that federal authorities were investigating a former Alabama governor said Wednesday that she spoke up because she feared justice had not been served.