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U.S. attorney Fitzgerald quizzed on NPR (The Charlotte Observer)
The U.S. attorney who prosecuted former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby faced a cross-examination of his own at the taping of a radio show. Patrick Fitzgerald received a gag prize - a child's scooter - during his appearance on National Public Radio's comedic game show, "Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me!" The show was taped Thursday night at Chicago's Millennium Park. Fitzgerald ...
Attorney Tongg guided paddlers and troubled families (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
Attorney Michael Alan Poi Wo Tongg was not only a champion outrigger canoe paddler and a crew member on historic voyages of the double-hulled sailing canoe Hokule'a, but also a foster parent to scores of children.
Bank killer s lawyer denies link to body (Columbus Telegram)
OMAHA (AP) A lawyer for one of the gunmen in the 2002 Norfolk bank murders said Wednesday there is no way his client could have killed a missing man whose body was found this week.
Panel Tells Lawyer to Pay Back Millions to Clients (KBTX 3 Bryan/College Station)
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston trial lawyer has been ordered to pay at least $35.7 million to more than 3,000 former clients. An arbitration panel says John O'Quinn improperly deducted expenses from settlements he won for them in cases alleging defective breast implants.
Witness connected to Alberta missing women: Pickton lawyer (CBC Calgary)
Robert William Pickton's lawyer said Thursday that police in B.C. ensured a key Crown witness was not investigated further in a missing women case in Alberta.
Both Stepchildren Of Slain Lawyer Arrested (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
BREAKING NEWS: Police arrest the stepdaughter and stepson of a lawyer who was shot to death during a home invasion robbery attempt.
Court gags Broadway beast actor's lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a Broadway actor accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl may not publicize the teen's name in an effort to learn whether she has falsely accused anyone of molesting her, an appeals court ruled Thursday.
Hasina allowed to meet lawyer, says she might not get justice (Outlook India)
Detained former prime minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed apprehension that she might not get justice under the interim government in emergency-ruled Bangladesh, her lawyer said today after meeting the leader.
Court Gags Lawyer of Broadway 'Beauty and the Beast' Actor (Fox News)
A gag order forbids a lawyer representing Broadway's "Beauty and the Beast" actor James Barbour from publicizing the name of a 15-year-old who allegedly has sexual contact with the actor.
Trial of accused child killer delayed after attorney steps down (KJRH-TV Tulsa)
The first-degree murder trial of a Purcell man accused of killing his 10-year-old neighbor as part of a cannibalistic plot has been postponed after the lead defense attorney stepped down.
Defense attorney: rush to prove guilt in Duke lacrosse case (The Daily Comet)
DURHAM, N.C. Police officers under the direction of former prosecutor Mike Nifong investigated allegations of rape against members of the Duke University lacrosse team in hopes of proving guilt over all else, a defense attorney told a city panel Friday.
McGowan to serve as Fernley City Attorney (Reno Gazette-Journal)
FERNLEY--At the end of the month, Jeff McGowan will become the City of Fernley's first full-time City Attorney.
Attorney: Carr to plead guilty (Greensboro News & Record)
WXII news anchor Tolly Carr plans to plead guilty to all charges in the March drunken-driving accident that killed a Winston-Salem man and wants to teach Guilford County Schools students about the dangers of drunk driving, Carr’s attorney said today in a news conference.
Defense Attorney: Rush to Prove Guilt in Duke Lacrosse Case (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
Attorney who represented the Duke lacrosse players prosecuted on false rape allegations appeared Friday before a special committee examining the Durham Police Department's handling of the case.
Lawyer: Belmar mayor to drop disorderly charge against "catcaller" (Asbury Park Press)
Mayor Kenneth E. Pringle is expected to drop a disorderly persons charge against a resident in town who made a "catcall'' at him after mistaking him for a woman, according to the lawyer for the defendant. Thomas De Seno, attorney for Peter Bogdanowicz, 29, of A Street, said today that Pringle offered to drop the charge after a series of conference calls took place this week between De Seno, ...
Google lawyer to pay $700,000 U.S. in SEC case (Toronto Star)
SAN FRANCISCO–Google Inc.'s top in-house lawyer, David Drummond, has agreed to pay $700,000 (U.S.) to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint alleging he helped mislead investors while overseeing the finances of his previous employer, SmartForce.
Boston lawyer picked as new DEP commissioner (WPRI 12 Providence)
BOSTON (AP) - An environmental lawyer from Newton has been tapped as the state's new Department of Environmental Protection commissioner.
Quiz Show Draws U.S. Attorney (NPR)
All Things Considered , July 20, 2007 · Nina Totenberg reports on U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's appearance on Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me. » Up to twelve addresses, separated by commas.
Attorney: Former Broome employees returning sick pay under protest (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
Ten former Broome County employees who a judge said were incorrectly given more than $185,000 in sick pay in 2004 are now paying the money back under protest to avoid court action while the matter is appealed, their attorney said.
Attorney General Paul Morrison has requested he be allowed to intervene in Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid ... (WIBW-TV Topeka)
Morrison warned Planned Parenthood that Kline had documents from the Overland Park clinic. Planned Parenthood filed the suit against the now Johnson County District Attorney in June.
Mazomanie Attorney Accused Of Possessing Child Pornography (WISC Channel3000.com via Yahoo! News)
A Mazomanie attorney has been arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography.
Mazomanie Attorney Accused Of Possessing Child Pornography (WISC-TV Madison)
MAZOMANIE, Wis. -- A Mazomanie attorney has been arrested on suspicion of possession of child pornography. Authorities said that charges are expected to be filed against James Winch after a complete forensic analysis of computers and other items taken from his home by authorities on Wednesday.
Lawyer says Chinese dissident tortured (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese dissident on trial for subversion and running an illegal business confessed under torture, his lawyer said.
Lawyer Says Chinese Dissident Tortured (The Daily Comet)
BEIJING A Chinese dissident on trial for subversion and running an illegal business confessed under torture, his lawyer said. The lawyer's statement, seen by The Associated Press on Friday, said Guo Feixiong had confessed after being questioned for nearly two weeks.
Prosecuting Attorney To Speak Tuesday (The Morning News)
Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Van Stone will talk about trends and changes in laws that may affect his office at the Benton County Republican Committee at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Attorney General OKs Amendments For Ballot (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has fixed and declared the popular names of two proposed constitutional amendments that were approved by the state Legislature earlier this year, a spokesman for McDaniel said Friday.
City attorney wants attorney general to weigh in on Bowden house dispute (Benton Courier)
Benton City Attorney Brent Houston plans to seek a state attorney general’s opinion in regard to a 2002 road construction project that a couple claims damaged their property to the extent that they should be compensated by the city.
Lower Paxton man a suspect in Moola slaying, attorney says (The Patriot-News)
An East Shore man's attorney yesterday confirmed his client is a suspect in the May 18 shooting death of Mary C. Moola in the Medical Arts Building at Holy Spirit Hospital.
Court refuses to reinstate lawyer (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE — A Sioux Falls lawyer who once accused a judge of corruption has lost his bid for full reinstatement of his license to practice law in South Dakota.
Lawyer: Chinese dissident was tortured (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese dissident on trial for subversion and running an illegal business confessed under torture, his lawyer said.
Lawyer: Chinese Dissident Was Tortured (The Houma Courier)
A Chinese dissident on trial for subversion and running an illegal business confessed under torture, his lawyer said. The lawyer's statement, seen by The Associated Press on Friday, said Guo Feixiong had confessed after being questioned for nearly two weeks.
Lawyer eyes change of venue in cop-killing case (The Grand Rapids Press)
GRAND RAPIDS -- A lawyer for the man accused of killing a Grand Rapids Police officer earlier this month said a change of venue request for the criminal case against his client is one avenue he is considering during a delay of his client's probable cause hearing.
Dane County lawyer faces charges in child porn case (Wisconsin State Journal)
An exchange of e-mail messages with the police chief of a small town in Ohio one night last month, all containing suspected child pornography, led to the arrest of a Mazomanie lawyer this week on tentative child porn possession charges. James T. Winch, 55, was arrested Wednesday after Dane County Sheriff's investigators searched his home and office, both in the same building on East Hudson Street ...
Attorney General Says Nothing Illegal In Huckabee Destroying Hard Drives (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's administration did nothing illegal when it destroyed government hard drives before he left office in January, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Wednesday.
Prosecuting Attorney To Speak Tuesday (The Morning News)
Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Van Stone will talk about trends and changes in laws that may affect his office at the Benton County Republican Committee at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Attorney General OKs Amendments For Ballot (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has fixed and declared the popular names of two proposed constitutional amendments that were approved by the state Legislature earlier this year, a spokesman for McDaniel said Friday.
Google lawyer to pay $700,000 in SEC settlement (San Jose Mercury News)
Google's top in-house lawyer, David Drummond, has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint alleging he helped mislead investors while overseeing the finances of his previous employer, SmartForce.
N.D. attorney general says commissioner must vote (The Bismarck Tribune)
A Burleigh County commissioner must vote on a road paving project, because the state’s conflict-of-interest laws do not allow him to abstain, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says.
No-show attorney slows case (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC A hearing in the case of an accused killer was postponed Friday when the defendants attorney failed to appear in court.
Court orders rapist evaluated: Attorney General's appeal of judge's denial overturned (News & Reporter)
The S.C. Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Attorney General's Office appeal of a judge's decision that prevented a two-time rapist from Fort Lawn from being evaluated as a sexual predator.
B'desh ex-PM fears may not get fair trial - lawyer (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters DHAKA, July 21 (Reuters) - Bangladesh's detained former prime minister Sheikh Hasina fears she may not get a fair trial under the army-backed interim government, her lawyer said on Saturday. Senior ...
B'desh ex-PM fears may not get fair trial - lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's detained former prime minister Sheikh Hasina fears she may not get a fair trial under the army-backed interim government, her lawyer said on Saturday.
Former state's attorney considers run for old job (Daily Herald)
Could Gary Pack be coming back? Pack, the former three-term McHenry County State's Attorney, said Friday some county Republicans are encouraging him to campaign for his old job, a move that would set up a primary election pitting him against his successor, Louis Bianchi.
Dane County lawyer arrested in child pornography case (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - July 21, 2007 10:35 AM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Dane County lawyer is arrested for allegedly sending child pornography to a police chief in Ohio.
Attorney general OKs amendments for ballot (Arkansas News Bureau)
Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has fixed and declared the popular names of two proposed constitutional amendments that were approved by the state Legislature earlier this year, a spokesman for McDaniel said Friday.
Lawyer: Oregon To Settle Suit Over Priest Abuse (Fox 12 Oregon)
SALEM, Ore. -- A lawyer said the state of Oregon has agreed to settle the cases of 14 men who accused a priest at a juvenile correctional facility of sexually abusing them in the 1970s.
Attorney Becomes Victim of Home Invasion (KFDM Beaumont)
An attorney from Groves has become the victim of a home invasion. At about 12:45 a.m. Friday, someone smashed a window at Melvin Boneau's home on Sunken Court.
Attorney General investigating council meeting (Monroe County Clarion)
The Illinois Attorney General's office is looking into reports the Columbia City Council's executive session June 25 was illegal.
Lawyer Disputes Police Account Of L.I. Shooting (WNBC)
The lawyer for a man wounded by two Long Island police officers earlier this month is claiming that his client was unarmed when he was shot.
B'desh ex-PM fears may not get fair trial - lawyer (Deepika)
DHAKA, July 21 (Reuters) Bangladesh's detained former prime minister Sheikh Hasina fears she may not get a fair trial under the army-backed interim government, her lawyer said today.