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Ex-Duke lacrosse lawyer on Vick defense team in dogfighting case (The Charlotte Observer)
A Durham lawyer who represented an unindicted player in the now-debunked Duke lacrosse rape case is working on another high-profile sports case: the dogfighting investigation involving NFL quarterback Michael Vick. James D. "Butch" Williams, who also works as an agent for professional athletes, is one of five attorneys representing the Atlanta Falcons star. "I can't talk too much about the ...
Ex-Duke lacrosse lawyer defends Vick (News 14 Carolina)
DURHAM -- A Durham lawyer who represented an unindicted player in the now-debunked Duke lacrosse rape case is working on another high-profile sports case: the dogfighting investigation involving NFL quarterback Michael Vick.
Attorney Recovering From Shark Bite Near Ponce Inlet (WFTV 9 Orlando)
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- An attorney from New Smyrna Beach is recovering from a shark bite. The Beach Patrol said 51-year-old Jeffrey Clark of New Smyrna Beach was swimming into a wave when he collided with a shark near Ponce Inlet on Sunday.
Attorney for murder suspect seeks more time (Star-Gazette)
The attorney for an Elmira man accused of shooting another man to death in June asked for and got more time today to review evidence against his client.
Convicted pedophile's lawyer wants inquiry into how high-risk offenders assessed (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
REGINA (CP) - The lawyer for convicted pedophile Peter Whitmore wants the federal government to call a public inquiry into how the justice system deals with high-risk offenders.
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to Deliver Keynote Address at the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force ... (The San Francisco Examiner)
WASHINGTON ( Map ) - Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales will deliver remarks about the Department's efforts to fight drug trafficking at the OCDETF and Asset Forfeiture Program National Leadership Conference Opening Ceremony on TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007 at 9:00 A.M. EDT .
Cheney defends embattled US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday came to the defense of embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales amid growing pressure from lawmakers for the Justice Department chief's resignation.
Attorney asks for hearing in school desegregation case (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An attorney who won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that rejected the use of race in assigning students to Louisville schools asked a judge for a hearing to decide whether the school district can use race in assigning students for the coming year. Teddy B. Gordon is also asking U.S. District Judge John Heyburn to hold a hearing on possible damage awards and his fees for his work in winning the case. ...
Cheney: `Big Fan' Of Beleaguered Attorney General Gonzales (Nasdaq)
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Vice President Dick Cheney says he's a "big fan" of Alberto Gonzales and hopes the embattled attorney general keeps fighting for his job.
Lawyer wants JCPS assignments hearing (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Louisville lawyer Teddy Gordon is seeking an immediate hearing to discuss whether Jefferson County Public Schools should reassign students for the coming school year.
Ex-DOJ Officials Endorse Attorney-Client Privilege Bill (Nasdaq)
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Some former top Justice Department officials are urging lawmakers to adopt legislation to shore up basic legal rights, including the right to keep attorney-client dealings confidential.
Convicted pedophile's lawyer calls for inquiry (CTV.ca)
The lawyer for convicted pedophile Peter Whitmore wants the federal government to call a public inquiry into how the justice system deals with high-risk offenders.
‘Lawyer’s plea for ‘quality of mercy’ (The Star Online)
KUALA LUMPUR: A veteran lawyer broke into tears in court as he read out Shakespeare’s lines on “the quality of mercy” when pleading for a lesser punishment for his guilty client.
Attorney Heading To Trial For Sexual Battery of Minor (KIFI)
An attorney who lives in Bonneville County is on his way to trial, but this time he's the defendant. Laury Scott Wolfley pleaded not guilty Monday morning on one count of lewd conduct with a minor and one count of sexual battery of a minor.
Lawyer for convicted pedophile calls for inquiry into assessment of offenders (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
REGINA (CP) - The lawyer for a convicted pedophile says high-risk offenders are not being properly dealt with "once the gavel hits the table" and the federal government should look into the problem.
Mayor, Attorney Team Up To Keep Pools Open (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
Mayor Mark Mallory and attorney Stan Chesley secure funding to keep open many public swimming pools in Cincinnati.
Beijing lawyer appeals to Chinese government over instant noodle price hike (People's Daily)
A Beijing lawyer has asked the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to investigate the legitimacy of the recent price jump of perennial Chinese favourite, instant noodles. The request comes after a packet of instant noodle ...
Gibbs' attorney wants sexual assault trial moved (Fargo Forum)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ The attorney for a former Barnes County jailer charged with sexually assaulting five female inmates is asking a judge to move the trial out of Valley City.
Ex-Duke Lacrosse Lawyer On Vick Defense Team (WSOC-TV Charlotte)
DURHAM, NC -- A Durham lawyer who represented an unindicted player in the now-debunked Duke lacrosse rape case is working on another high-profile sports case: the dogfighting investigation involving NFL quarterback Michael Vick.
Lawyer appeals to gov't over instant noodle price hike (China Economic Net)
A Beijing lawyer has asked the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to investigate the legitimacy of the recent price jump of perennial Chinese favourite, instant noodles.
Gangland lawyer glamour shoot (Daily Telegraph)
GLAMOUR gangland lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson has added another chapter to her unconventional career with a photo shoot in a glossy men's magazine.
Battle for Madison,Rankin District Attorney (WJTV Jackson)
The battle for District Attorney in Madison and Rankin counties is generating a lot of interest. The race pits the top man in that office against one of his former lieutenants.
Attorney General to review Strong shooting (The Chippewa Herald)
The state Attorney General’s office will help review the case of two Rusk County deputies who fatally shot a man in Chippewa County May 28.
Lawyer Ron?s Record Stands (New York Times)
Upon further review, Lawyer Ron?s record winning time in the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga will stand. Lawyer Ron won Saturday?s one-and-an-eighth-mile Whitney in 1:46.64, but the accuracy of the clocking was questioned by The Daily Racing Form. Hand timings of the race verified the teletimer results, and yesterday the race was re-timed off the video.
Lawyer Ron's record time at Whitney Handicap upheld (Sports Illustrated)
Upon further review, Lawyer Ron's record winning time in the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga will stand.
U.S. attorney general ducks discussing perjury allegations in a South Florida visit (Miami Herald)
Alberto Gonzales, the embattled U.S. attorney general facing possible perjury charges over his congressional testimony, got a friendlier reception Monday morning in Fort Lauderdale.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales avoids controversy in Fort Lauderdale stop (Sun-Sentinel)
Attorney general doesn't discuss his controversies U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales avoided discussing any of the controversies afflicting his administration during a brief Monday morning visit to Fort Lauderdale.
Lawyer disputes tampering charge in Greeley murder case (Rocky Mountain News)
The lawyer for a man whose wife allegedly was involved in a deadly love triangle said his client, charged last week with tampering with evidence, has cooperated with police throughout the investigation.
District attorney probes petition signatures (The Post-Standard)
The Onondaga County District Attorney's Office is looking into allegations that a prominent local Republican forged signatures on several election petitions.
Gibbs'attorney asks judge to move the sexual assault trial (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO - The attorney for a former Barnes County jailer charged with sexually assaulting five female inmates is asking a judge to move the trial out of Valley City.
Attorney: Charge against former jailer should be dismissed (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC A sexual assault charge against a former Manitowoc County Jail corrections officer should be dismissed because the alleged sex act didnt occur in the jail, the former jailers attorney said.
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.
Lawyer awaits sentencing for stolen art (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
A Penfield lawyer is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 27 after pleading guilty to criminal possession of stolen property.
Muslim terrorists being picked on in British prisons, says lawyer (Daily Mail)
The London lawyer representing the injured 'dirty bomber' Dhiren Barot has warned that terrorist convicts are being targeted by other inmates in Britain's jails
Lawyer pleads guilty in fraud (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - July 31, 2007 6:54 AM ET LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A personal injury lawyer has pleaded guilty to mishandling client money in a deal that calls for him to repay $769,055.
Attorney calls for re-assignement this coming school year (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A Louisville lawyer has filed a motion that calls for an immediate hearing to discuss whether Jefferson County Public Schools should reassign students for the coming school year. Attorney Teddy Gordon's action comes in the wake of June's U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the district's integration policy. The action followed U.S. District Judge John Heyburn's rejection of another motion ...
Lawyer Ron's Whitney Time Deemed Accurate (BloodHorse)
The winning time of 1:46.64 for Lawyer Ron in the July 28 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) has been confirmed as the nine-furlong, main-track record at Saratoga Race Course.
Attorney General Gonzales sidesteps controversy (Miami Herald)
Alberto Gonzales, the embattled U.S. attorney general facing possible perjury charges, traded in the hot water created by his congressional testimony for a much warmer reception Monday morning in Fort Lauderdale.
Rogers attorney may face federal charges (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — A Rogers attorney may soon face federal charges. (Benton County Daily Record)
Revelation by minister is no secret, says Haneef's lawyer (Outlook India)
A lawyer for Mohammed Haneef today said information released by Australian Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews suggesting that the Indian doctor may have had prior knowledge of the botched terror plot in the UK is "more smoke and mirrors" and not confidential evidence.
Lawyer named executive director of Human Rights Commission (CBC Prince Edward Island)
Charlottetown lawyer Jim Hornby was appointed executive director of the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission on Monday.
GOP senator demands answers about accuracy of attorney general's testimony (USA Today)
The Hill is reporting that Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., has given the White House until noon to respond to allegations that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales misled members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Given the difficulty of discussing classified matters in...
Britney Spears's lawyer voices kidnap fear (Moldova.org)
Britney Spears' lawyer has warned that the star's two children could be targeted by kidnappers, according to The Associated Press. At a court hearing yesterday, which resulted in Spears and ex-husband Kevin Federline being awarded joint custody of Sean Preston and Jayden James, the singer's lawyer Laura Wasser asked the judge to keep the court documents sealed. She argued that releasing full ...
Lawyer says Fibernet suit could drag on for the next year (Charleston Daily Mail)
FiberNet said it is taking care of its customers in the wake of a telephone service outage earlier this month, but a lawyer who is seeking class-action status for a lawsuit against the company said he's getting dozens of calls daily from disgruntled customers.
City attorney says valets in park violate city code (San Diego Union-Tribune)
6:40 a.m. July 31 (UNION-TRIBUNE): SAN DIEGO: Balboa Park visitors shouldn't lose parking spaces to a valet company, according to San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre. He has advised the Park and Recreation Department that sectioning off slots for Sunset Parking Service violates the city's charter and municipal code.
Spears' sons could be kidnapped, warns lawyer (world entertainment news via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Britney Spears' lawyer has expressed fears the troubled star could fall victim to child kidnappers, according to reports.
Attorney General Gonzales finds 'safe haven' in Fort Lauderdale (Miami Herald)
Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made a trip to Fort Lauderdale Monday morning but steered clear of the controversy surrounding his recent congressional testimony in his speech to law enforcement officers.
Haneef's lawyer no stranger to controversy (Ararat Advertiser)
Peter Russo calls it his "semi-zombie state". Deprived of sleep and personal space by long hours on a case, the craggy-faced Brisbane lawyer has a habit of switching to a kind of barely animated, energy-conservation mode to keep focused on the job at hand.
Ex-Duke Lacrosse Lawyer on Vick Defense Team in Dogfighting Case (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
A Durham lawyer who represented an unindicted player in the now-debunked Duke lacrosse rape case is working on another high-profile sports case: the dogfighting investigation involving NFL quarterback Michael Vick.
Mercer case too old to pursue, defense attorney argues (Lansing State Journal)
MASON - An attorney for a 73-year-old Okemos man scheduled to stand trial for killing his wife in 1968 said today in court that the case should be dismissed because too many years have passed.