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Police Should Be Free To Enforce Smoking Ban, City Attorney Argues (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Enforcement of Fayetteville's smoking ordinance should be left to the police department, City Attorney Kit Williams said in a brief filed Thursday.
Lawyer stabbed in Patiala House court premises (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A lawyer was stabbed in the Patiala House court premises here by some unidentified people Tuesday afternoon.
DVD Review: Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law - Volume Three (Blogcritics.org)
Harvey Birdman Attorney at Law is a show so wonderfully bizarre, wildly unpredictable, and oddly humorous it is not bound by the laws of continuity, so it doesn’t matter where you jump in. Volume Three collects episodes #27 through series finale #39; these shows premiered from August 2005 to July 2007. It is just as good a place to start as any. The series uses a concept similar to that ...
Lawyer stabbed in Patiala House court premises (Hindustan Times)
A lawyer was stabbed in the Patiala House court premises in New Delhi by some unidentified people on Tuesday afternoon.
Lawyer says Padilla went overseas to study, not fight jihad (Miami Herald)
Jose Padilla traveled overseas to peacefully study Arabic and Islam and not to train as an al-Qaida terrorist, his lawyer said Tuesday in closing arguments in a case rooted in sensational 2002 allegations that Padilla plotted to detonate a "dirty bomb" in the U.S.
'Three whiskies' lawyer picks up driving ban (The Scotsman)
A SPANISH lawyer who took three glasses of whisky back to his car admitted being in charge of a vehicle while over the legal drink-drive limit.
Lawyer accused of taking $2 million has license suspended (WIS News 10 Columbia)
The South Carolina Supreme Court has suspended the license of a lawyer accused of stealing more than $2 million from a client. Michael Timothy Jordan's license was suspended Monday until further order of the court.
Lawyer accused of taking 2 million dollars has license suspended (Live 5 News Charleston)
The South Carolina Supreme Court has suspended the license of a lawyer accused of stealing more than 2 million dollars from a client. Michael Timothy Jordan's license was suspended yesterday until further order of the court.
ODM-K row takes a new twist as Lawyer Imanyara hands over ODM original to Raila (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)
Leadership wrangles in ODM Kenya appear to have come to an end after Nairobi Lawyer Mugambi Imanyara handed over the original Orange Democratic party to the Raila camp which has been battling it out with the Maanzo group.
Attorney general to influence death cases (UPI)
The death penalty appeal system would go from bad to worse if the U.S. attorney general is allowed to intervene, say advocates for death-row inmates.
County Attorney's office collecting warrant money (Ralston Recorder)
WAHOO - The Saunders County Attorney's office has been working hard to try and recover money from warrants issued, and the staff's efforts have started paying off.
Qualcomm lawyer, known for aggressive tactics, resigns (Los Angeles Times)
Its top lawyer resigns. A former U.S. attorney takes over and may take a friendlier tack.
Attorney who prosecuted Weaver murder case resigns amid investigation (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
An assistant Ramsey County attorney who led the prosecution of convicted murderer Gordon Weaver resigned amid an investigation into the prosecution's handling of
Peraica Declares Run For State's Attorney (CBS 2 Chicago)
Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica (R-16th) wants the job of the county's top prosecutor. CBS 2's Kristyn Hartman reports. WEB EXTRA: Find Out What Peraica Thinks Must Change In The State's Attorney's Office Get breaking news alerts
Lawyer charged in child porn case (KTVF Fairbanks)
An Anchorage lawyer and political activist has been arrested.
Peraica to run for state's attorney (Chicago Tribune)
Stamping out public corruption will be a top priority, Republican Tony Peraica said Tuesday as he announced his bid for Cook County state's attorney.
Caribou County Prosecuting Attorney Charged With Misuse of Public Money (KIFI)
The Attorney General's Office filed a criminal complaint Monday charging Caribou County Prosecuting Attorney S. Criss James with 11 felony counts of misuse of public money.
Twilegar sentenced to death in attorney's murder (NBC 2 Fort Myers)
The man convicted of killing a Lee County attorney in August 2002 was sentenced to the death penalty Tuesday.
Padilla case built on fear of Islam, lawyer says (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for one of former "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla's co-defendants portrayed the government's case in the terrorism support trial on Tuesday as "U.S. versus Islam" and said it relied on fear of Muslims to cover a lack of evidence.
Padilla case built on fear of Islam, lawyer says (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters By Jane Sutton MIAMI, Aug 14 (Reuters) - A lawyer for one of former "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla's co-defendants portrayed the government's case in the terrorism support trial on Tuesday ...
Breaking News: Dona Ana County District Attorney Announces Decision on Deputy (KTSM)
Don Ana County District Attorney announces her decision.
Qualcomm Hires Former U.S. Attorney Lam (KGTV San Diego)
One day after its top attorney resigned, Qualcomm hires former U.S. Attorney Carol Lam as an interim replacement.
Lawyer charged in child porn case (KTVA Anchorage)
An Anchorage lawyer and political activist has been arrested. Police say 51-year-old Kevin Morford of Chugiak was arrested on five counts of possessing child pornography. He was in custody last night at the city jail.
Lawyer: Padilla a student, not terrorist (MSNBC)
Jose Padilla traveled overseas to peacefully study Arabic and Islam and not to train as an al-Qaida terrorist, his lawyer said in closing arguments Tuesday in a case rooted in 2002 allegations that he plotted to detonate a “dirty bomb” in the U.S.
Delhi lawyer stabbed outside court (The Hindu)
NEW DELHI: A young lawyer was brutally stabbed by a group of unidentified men and robbed of several thousand rupees in cash and a mobile phone in broad daylight right outside the high-security Patiala House courts complex here on ...
CL&P billing practices to be investigated by Attorney General (WTNH-TV New Haven)
Hartford (WTNH, Aug. 14, 2007 4:10 PM) _ Attorney General Richard Blumenthal will be launching an investigation into the billing practices of Connecticut Light and Power.
Attorney General request execution date for Baze (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An execution date has been requested for a Kentucky Death Row inmate convicted of killing a sheriff and deputy in 1992. Attorney General Greg Stumbo asked Gov. Ernie Fletcher to schedule an execution for Ralph Stevens Baze on Sept. 18. Baze was condemned to death for the shooting deaths of Powell County Sheriff Steve Bennett and Deputy Arthur Briscoe. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Baze's final ...
Man refuses lawyer in favor of honesty (UPI)
A Wellington, New Zealand, defendant refused a judge's offer to let him consult with a lawyer, saying he'd rather just tell the truth.
Lawyer impersonation case postponed (The Star Online)
KLANG: The case of a man who claimed trial for masquerading as a lawyer earlier this year has been postponed to April 23 next year. Mohammad Mat Atan’s case, scheduled to be heard yesterday, was postponed as there was no magistrate available to conduct the trial.
Lawyer says Padilla went overseas to study, not fight jihad (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
MIAMI -- Jose Padilla traveled overseas to peacefully study Arabic and Islam and not to train as an al-Qaida terrorist, his lawyer said in closing arguments Tuesday in a case rooted in...
Local Attorney Arrested on Child Pornography Charges (ABC Alaska News)
Civil Attorney, Kevin Morford at his arraignment on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - facing possession charges of Child Pornography.
Environmental attorney picked to lead effort to tackle Puget Sound pollution (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
The new head of the agency leading the effort to save Puget Sound is long-time environmental attorney David Dicks.
Feds set rules for immigrants services, Outagamie attorney says (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
APPLETON A local government cant deny illegal immigrants services unless the federal government does, Outagamie Countys attorney told the countys Health and Human Services Board on Tuesday.
Attorney: Marine charged with murdering Iraqi soldier in Fallujah (The Fresno Bee)
A Marine reservist has been charged with murdering an Iraqi army soldier in Fallujah, an attorney said Tuesday.
Lawyer: Client Helping In Search For Missing Mother (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
The lawyer for a man accused of abandoning a child he fathered with his now-missing mistress claims his client is helping authorities search for the Mercer County woman.
Lawyer's sentencing delayed 2 weeks (Connecticut Post)
BRIDGEPORT — The Fairfield lawyer who pleaded guilty to killing his neighbor last August after his wife told him that neighbor had molested their 2-year-old daughter won't learn his fate for
Council Pres. Gets 'Uncomfortable' Call From State Attorney (WJXT Jacksonville)
JACKSONVILLE,Fla. -- After having what City Council President Dan Davis called an "uncomfortable conversation" with State Attorney Harry Shorstein, Davis addressed the city council, warning its members about the call he received from Shorstein, regarding an upcoming vote for another term for General Counsel Rick Mullaney.
Council President Claims State Attorney's Call was 'Uncomfortable' (First Coast News)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- City Council President Daniel Davis says a phone call he received from State Attorney Harry Shorstein was 'uncomfortable.' Davis told the city council about the phone call during Tuesday night's meeting.
Irwin attorney hearing is off (The East Liverpool Review)
LISBON — A contempt hearing set for Friday against attorney George Kafantaris has been cancelled.
New: Regna to run for state's attorney (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – Lashing out at McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi on Tuesday, Crystal Lake attorney and former county prosecutor Daniel Regna announced his bid for state’s attorney for the 2008-12 term.
Committee hires attorney for Bishop-Barron incident (The Decatur Daily)
MONTGOMERY — The Senate Ethics and Conduct Committee hired former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones on Tuesday as general counsel.
Former State Treasurer Joins Attorney General's Staff (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former state Treasurer Jimmie Lou Fisher has been hired as a consumer education instructor for state Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's office, McDaniel said Tuesday.
Bali nine lawyer confident judges will be independent (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for three members of the Bali nine says an opinion from three district court judges that rejects legal arguments against their death sentences is not critical to his clients' appeal.
Lawyer says Padilla went overseas to study, not train (Boston Globe)
MIAMI -- Jose Padilla traveled overseas to peacefully study Arabic and Islam and not to train as an Al Qaeda terrorist, his lawyer said in closing arguments yesterday in a case rooted in 2002 allegations that he plotted to detonate a "dirty bomb" in the United States.
Spitzer aide gets lawyer for ethics probe (New York Daily News)
Gov. Spitzer's chief of staff, Richard Baum, has retained a private lawyer to represent him in the state Ethics Commission probe of the dirty tricks plot against Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.
Rogers Tax Attorney Pleads Not Guilty to Theft (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers tax attorney entered a not guilty plea to theft of property charges Monday in Benton County Circuit Court.
Newspaper Attorney Argues for Open Hearings (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- An attorney for Stephens Media represented The Morning News before a judge Tuesday, asking that hearings and motions filed in a road rage murder case be open to the public.
Judge's lawyer asks for leniency (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
MASON - Judge George Parker's lawyer is asking the Supreme Court to reduce - or even eliminate - a proposed yearlong suspension of Parker's law license, saying much of his bizarre behavior can be blamed on a personality disorder that is now being treated.
Dirty bomber? Padilla just a student: lawyer (Chicago Sun-Times)
MIAMI -- Jose Padilla traveled overseas to peacefully study Arabic and Islam and not to train as an al-Qaida terrorist, his lawyer said in closing arguments Tuesday in a case rooted in 2002 allegations that he plotted to detonate a ''dirty bomb'' in the U.S.
Police Should Be Free To Enforce Smoking Ban, City Attorney Argues (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Enforcement of Fayetteville's smoking ordinance should be left to the police department, City Attorney Kit Williams said in a brief filed Thursday.