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Columbus attorney guest of honor in the anniversary of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Columbus attorney Peter J. Daughtery was the guest of honor at the recent 60th anniversary black tie gala of the State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division.
Lawyer's troubles continue (Saipan Tribune)
Saipan lawyer Joseph Arriola's troubles continue. This time, the Department of Labor sanctioned Arriola to pay a $500 fine and barred him from employing nonresident workers in the CNMI for a period of three years for violating labor laws.
Lawyers, judge stalemate over 'insane' lawyer continues (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) The standoff between lawyers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and a judge who ruled a lawyer 'insane' continued into the second day Tuesday with lawyers continuing their boycott of the judge till action was taken against him.
Attorney General Has a Second Date with Congress (NPR)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testifies Tuesday morning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. In April, Gonzales' performance before that committee was panned, but he managed to keep his job. Some question the value of a follow-up hearing.
Attorney General Has a Second Date with Congress (NPR)
Morning Edition , July 24, 2007 · Attorney General Alberto Gonzales goes to Capitol Hill on Tuesday morning to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Specter tells Gonzales special prosecutor may be needed to look into U.S. attorney firings (Chicago Sun-Times)
WASHINGTON---- A powerful Senate Republican on Tuesday told Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to consider appointing a special prosecutor to investigate the firings of federal prosecutors.
Florida's attorney general probes prepaid calling card practices (Sun-Sentinel)
Immigrants may be the target of potentially fraudulent prepaid calling card schemes, according to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's office.
Senators question attorney general's truthfulness (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales came under fire at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday where lawmakers challenged his truthfulness and ability to lead his scandal-rocked Justice Department.
Lawyers, judge stalemate over 'insane' lawyer continues (Evening Lead) (Calcutta News)
The standoff between lawyers of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and a judge who ruled a lawyer 'insane' continued into the second day Tuesday with lawyers continuing their boycott of the judge till action was taken against him.
Attorney: Accused cop killer not lying in wait (San Francisco Chronicle)
The man charged with fatally shooting a Pittsburg police officer after a 2005 bank robbery admits to the killing but was not lying in wait and did not try to kill other officers when he fired more shots, his defense attorney told jurors today....
City attorney: Anti-Covance group has no standing to challenge permit (The Arizona Republic)
Washington, D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and seven individuals have no legal standing to challenge a drug development company's building permit and site plans in Chandler, City Attorney Michael House said.
Lykken Lawyer Wants 'Cold Case' Charges Dismissed (KTIV Sioux City)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The lawyer for a prison inmate accused of killing two teenage girls from Vermillion in 1971 has asked a judge to dismiss the charges because of a jurisdiction issue.
Lawyer Wants Cold Case Charges Dismissed (KELO Sioux Falls)
Lykken lawyer wants cold case charges dismissed
Lindsay Lohan Relapsed, Says Attorney (Hollywood.com)
Lindsay Lohan's attorney has admitted the ankle bracelet that monitors her alcohol intake failed after the actress was arrested for DUI on Tuesday.
Life threat to lawyer at trial (The Statesman)
Statesman News Service MUMBAI, July 24: Three accused in the 1993 serial bomb blasts here who were today sentenced to death got hysterical in a special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Act court of Mr PD Kode. Two of them, Zakir Hussain Shaikh and Feroz Mallik, even threatened to liquidate the prosecution lawyer, Mr Ujwal Nikam, who has so far succeeded in securing 10 death sentences.
Lawyer to ask new trial in suit brought by Grambling alums (KTVE/FOX 14 Monroe)
GRAMBLING, La. (AP) - The lawyer for the Grambling State University Alumni Association and other plaintiffs says he will ask for a new trial in their suit against the school and the University of Louisiana System.
We don't trust you: Senators to US Attorney General (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Senators bluntly told President George W. Bush's embattled Attorney General Tuesday they didn't trust him, accused of him of dodging questions and raised doubts on his integrity.
Lawyer lets it fly while regents deliberate (Rocky Mountain News)
Ward Churchill's lawyer, David Lane, said he will begin legal action against the CU Board of Regents in Denver District Court tomorrow morning.
NFL Hires Independent Lawyer to Look Into Vick Indictment (Bloomberg.com)
July 24 (Bloomberg) -- The National Football League hired an independent lawyer to investigate dog-fighting charges against Michael Vick as the Atlanta Falcons said they were ready to suspend their Pro Bowl quarterback before the league stepped in.
Thaksin plans to take City private, says lawyer (The Star Online)
BANGKOK: Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has gained total control over English Premiership side Manchester City, his lawyer said on Monday.
US Senators Question Attorney General Gonzales on Controversial Attorney Firings (Voice of America)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Tuesday faced sharp questioning from lawmakers of both political parties over his handling of the firing of federal prosecutors, as a constitutional showdown looms between Congress and the Bush administration over the issue.
Lawyer: Bonds' trainer will 'never, never, never' talk (USA Today)
Barry Bonds' personal trainer will maintain his silence, his lawyer told USA TODAY on Tuesday, likely keeping him imprisoned for the duration of Bonds' historic home run chase. Greg Anderson, 41, "will not talk," his attorney, Mark Geragos. said. "Never. Never. Never."
Haneef charge wrong, says lawyer (Adelaide Now)
A CHARGE against Queenslansd doctor Mohamed Haneef is wrong and should be changed immediately, his lawyer says.
Judiciary leaders hammer the attorney general (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales denied on Tuesday that he had improperly pressured John Ashcroft to sign an authorization for the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program in 2004 when Ashcroft, his predecessor, lay in a hospital bed, in pain and on sedatives following surgery. Gonzales, in an acrimonious hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that hours ...
Mistake in wording of Haneef charge, lawyer says (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for the accused terrorism supporter Mohamed Haneef says the wording of his client's charge should be changed.
Lawyer plans legal action (Rocky Mountain News)
Ward Churchill’s lawyer, David Lane, said he will begin legal action against the CU Board of Regents in Denver District Court tomorrow morning.
County to interview search firms to find county attorney (Naples Daily News)
Collier County commissioners will interview two outside search firms at their next meeting on Sept. 12 before hiring one to help them find a new county attorney. On Tuesday, Sue Filson, executive manager to the county board, said two firms had responded to Collier County’s request for a proposal looking for a firm that will lead the search for a new county attorney.
Lykken lawyer wants cold case charges dismissed (WOI-TV Des Moines)
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The lawyer for a prison inmate accused of killing two teenage girls from Vermillion in 1971 has asked a judge to dismiss the charges because of a jurisdiction issue.
Lykken lawyer wants cold case charges dismissed (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - July 24, 2007 11:14 PM ET SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The lawyer for a prison inmate accused of killing two teenage girls from Vermillion in 1971 has asked a judge to dismiss...
Man Arrested After Incident in Smith County District Attorney's Office (KETK 56 Tyler)
The husband of a woman charged with strangling her toddler finds himself behind behind bars. The arrest came after, some tense moments unfolded at the Smith County District Attorney's Office.
We don't trust you: Senators to US Attorney General (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US senators bluntly told President George W. Bush's embattled attorney general Tuesday that they didn't trust him, accused of him of dodging questions and raised doubts about his integrity.
Dreier Adds Five-Lawyer Intellectual Property Group (Law.com)
Dreier has recruited a five-lawyer intellectual property group, including the former national practice chair from Greenberg Traurig. The group specializes in patent litigation, especially in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas. The move is a further boost to Dreier's IP practice, which added four lawyers in December from Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner.
Attorney mulls run at Bianchi (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry County prosecutor said Tuesday that he was considering a run for McHenry County state’s attorney, an announcement that came just days after his wife left the state’s attorney’s office.
Dreier Adds Five-Lawyer Intellectual Property Group (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Dreier has recruited a five-lawyer intellectual property group, including the former national practice chair from Greenberg Traurig. The group specializes in patent litigation, especially in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical areas.
Nicolosi picked to be next state's attorney (Rockford Register Star)
ROCKFORD — Weeks of speculation ended Tuesday afternoon when Winnebago County Board Chairman Scott Christiansen named his choice for state's attorney: Rockford attorney Phil Nicolosi. Also ended were the hopes of three other candidates — top names in Rockford's legal community. And for one of those candidates, it could mean the end of a 29-year career in the state's attorney's office.
Lexington lawyer is finalist in AmEx contest (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Lexington lawyer Dan Miller is one step closer to making a dream to upgrade and maintain U.S. national parks become a reality. American Express announced yesterday its chosen finalists for its Members Project, and Miller earned a spot in the top five. Thousands of votes were cast before Sunday's deadline, and Miller's project "Restore our U.S. National Parks" came in second place. Leading the ...
Senators Turn Heat Up On Attorney General (Hartford Courant)
Gonzales Weathering Pressure To Quit "Sorry" didn't cut it Tuesday for senators furious with the Justice Department, ignoring Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' repeated apologies and promises to fix the problems.
The attorney general's bedside manner (Seattle Times)
Attorney general Alberto Gonzales portrays himself as the piano player in the bordello, unaware of what is going on around him. The insulting act failed...
Attorney seeks probe, claims council violated Open Meetings Law (The Town Talk)
An Alexandria attorney has asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate whether the Alexandria City Council violated the state's Open Meetings Law.
Review should consider Haneef release: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for the detained Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef says a review of his client's case must consider whether he should be released.
Lawyer: Wife had no idea husband lived two lives (Home News Tribune)
WILMINGTON, Del. — A lawyer for the wife of a man who, police believe, abandoned his mistress' son at Christiana Hospital, said he made a superhuman effort to hide his affair and support his other family.
Defense attorney: Victim gave inconsistent details (Mohave Valley News)
PHOENIX (AP) - A defense attorney for suspected serial predator Mark Goudeau said Tuesday that one of his alleged sexual assault victims has been giving a variety of inconsistent descriptions of her attacker.
La. Attorney General Foti has $1.1 million for re-election bid (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - July 25, 2007 6:34 AM ET BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Charles Foti has over $1.1 million in the bank for his re-election bid.
Gonzales' credibility doubted / Attorney general accused by senators of making up stories (San Francisco Chronicle)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales testified Tuesday that top congressional leaders from both parties agreed in March 2004 to continue a classified surveillance activity that Justice Department officials had deemed illegal, a contention immediately disputed by...
Lawyer says client wanted city to fix sewer problems (NWAnews.com)
A lawyer for a woman suing neighbors, the city and its water and sewer director for sewage dumped on her property said the plaintiff wanted the city to come onto her property and fix the problem. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Senators castigate attorney general (The Plain Dealer)
Washington - Angry senators suggested a special prosecutor should investigate misconduct at the Justice Department, accusing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday of deceit on the prosecutor firings and on President Bush's eavesdropping program.
McBride was cleared, says lawyer (Independent Online)
The Citizen newspaper portrayed Robert McBride as a criminal, his lawyer said during his R3,6-million defamation suit against the newspaper.
McBride was cleared, says lawyer (Independent Online)
The Citizen newspaper portrayed Robert McBride as a criminal, his lawyer said during his R3,6-million defamation suit against the newspaper.
Court quashes lawyer's complaint against magistrate (The Times of India)
A city court has quashed a lawyer's complaint against a metropolitan magistrate, terming as "imaginary and baseless" the allegations of bias and misconduct that had been levelled by the advocate.
Culver names Grundy Co. attorney as new judge (The Des Moines Register)
Grundy County Attorney Bradley Harris will serve as district judge in northeast Iowa, Gov. Chet Culver announced Tuesday.