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Dem blocking Bush pick for CIA lawyer (MSNBC)
A Democratic senator says he will block President Bush's nominee to become the CIA's top lawyer indefinitely over concerns that the agency's interrogation techniques may not be legal.
Hamas detains Palestinian Attorney-General (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Hamas has detained the Palestinian Attorney-General in the Gaza Strip, the highest-ranking Palestinian Authority official to be seized by the Islamists ruling Gaza, witnesses said.
Grant County attorney resigned (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - August 16, 2007 8:15 AM ET SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - Hans Voss has resigned as Grant County attorney. His 2-year contract was up for renewal at the time of his...
Hamas briefly detains Palestinian attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Hamas briefly detained the Palestinian attorney general in Gaza on Thursday, the highest-ranking Palestinian Authority official the Islamists have seized since taking control of the territory.
China jails Internet writer for subversion, disbars lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese court jailed a dissident Internet writer for four years on subversion charges on Thursday for posting anti-government articles online, his disbarred lawyer said, the latest case in a government crackdown on dissent.
State Attorney General: No Bingo Machines (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The State Attorney General said if there's no paper trail then there's no bingo machines.
Attorney: Ex-Marine faces manslaughter charge in Fallujah deaths (The Fresno Bee)
A former Marine sergeant has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in the killings of two captured Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah in 2004, his attorney said Thursday.
U.S. Attorney Investigates Police Robbery Ring (CBS 2 Chicago)
The U.S. attorney's office has joined the investigation of an alleged robbery ring inside an elite Chicago police unit, which could mean additional charges and more severe penalties, according to a published report.
John Robert Fox, attorney; at 50 (Boston Globe)
Though he was a busy Boston attorney, John Robert Fox made sure his list of priorities always began with his family -- and his children's sports games. In Andover, "he was a fixture on the sidelines," his sister, Julia Garrison of Middleton, said. "He never missed a game."
Attorney general arrested in Gaza (BBC News)
Hamas forces briefly hold the Fatah-allied Palestinian attorney general in the Gaza Strip, officials say.
Thaksin won't return to face court anytime soon _ lawyer (Bangkok Post)
Deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will not return to face charges against him in Thailand anytime soon, his lawyer Noppadon Pattama confirmed yesterday.
Elk Grove hires new city attorney (The Sacramento Bee)
The Elk Grove City Council has appointed Susan Burns Cochran, an assistant city attorney for Santa Clara, as the new Elk Grove city attorney.
Broussard's Lawyer: He Was Ordered To 'Take The Fall' (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The lawyer for Devaughndre Broussard said Thursday his client is not only completely innocent, but was ordered to "take the fall" for the killing by other members of Your Black Muslim Bakery.
Blair recruits US lawyer to negotiate book deal (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Tony Blair has recruited an American lawyer and put him in charge of brokering a deal for his memoirs, sources close to the former prime minister told local media.
US lawyer to negotiate Blair book deal (Daily Telegraph)
TONY Blair has recruited an American lawyer and put him in charge of brokering a deal for his memoirs, sources close to the former prime minister said today.
Blair hires lawyer for book deal (BBC News)
Tony Blair has recruited top US lawyer Robert Barnett to broker a deal for his diaries.
Brighton attorney faces drug charges (Detroit News)
A suspended Brighton attorney and former city attorney for Ann Arbor faces a felony drug charge carrying up to life in prison, if found guilty.
No Lawyer Allowed At Sex Crime Sentence Reviews (KOIN News 6 Portland)
OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Washington state Supreme Court says sex offenders are not entitled to a lawyer when the state reviews their indeterminate sentences.
State Supreme Court: No right to lawyer at sex crime sentence reviews (KOMO Seattle)
Sex offenders sentenced to a range of time in prison are not entitled to a lawyer when the state decides whether to grant them parole, a divided state Supreme Court said Thursday.
Judge rules against Ophelia Ford over attorney fees (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - August 16, 2007 4:45 PM ET MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A judge has denied a request by state Senator Ophelia Ford of Memphis to have the state pay the attorney fees she incurred...
Lawyer's decomposed body recovered from Park Side Road, murder suspected (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Estranged wife and daughter interrogated The Kolkata Police recovered the decomposed body of Shyama Prasad Ray, a lawyer practising at the Alipore Court, from his residence at 24A Park Side Road on Thursday. The body was found on the floor with hands and legs tied with rope. Ray (54) had been separated from his wife Krishna (48) for the last six years and lived alone. Their daughter, Nandini (22) ...
WA court: No right to lawyer at sex crime sentence reviews (Seattle Times)
The Washington state Supreme Court says sex offenders are not entitled to a lawyer when the state reviews their open-ended prison terms...
State Attorney: No One Above Law (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
State Attorney Harry Shorstein said in a statement released Thursday that no one, including the city's top lawyer, General Counsel Rick Mullaney, is above the law.
Blair hires Clinton lawyer to seek memoir deal (Guardian Unlimited)
Blair hires lawyer who negotiated multimillion dollar deal for Bill Clinton to secure him publishing fortune.
Blair hires Clinton lawyer to seek multimillion memoir deal (Guardian Unlimited)
Tony Blair has decided to write his memoirs and has hired the US lawyer who negotiated a multimillion dollar deal for Bill Clinton to secure him a publishing fortune.
District Attorney Fighting Early Release of Prisoners (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is fighting the early release of prisoners, NBC 7/39 reported on Thursday. Dumanis is one of 14 district attorneys who have joined a federal lawsuit. They're trying to stop the release of prisoners due to overcrowding.
Fla. Attorney General Suing Jax Businessman (FOX 30 Jacksonville)
Attorney General Bill McCollum announced Thursday his office is suing a Jacksonville businessman accused of threatening to superimpose customers faces on porn websites.
Britt gets a new lawyer (The Fayetteville Observer)
LUMBERTON — Fayetteville lawyer James Parrish has been appointed to represent a Wake County businessman accused of killing his wife in Lumberton. The state Office of Indigent Defense Service in Durham appointed Parrish on July 17 to serve as one of Myron Britt’s lawyers, according to court records.
Greensburg lawyer's poker games under scrutiny (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
A Greensburg lawyer is trying to recover more than $11,000 and other property that was confiscated after state police raided a Texas Hold'em poker tournament he operated at a fire hall.
Union again seeks attorney investigation (The Palm Beach Post)
An official of the Coastal Florida Public Employees Association, which represents code enforcement officers, has asked city council members to reconsider their refusal to investigate City Attorney Roger Orr.
Union again seeks attorney investigation (The Palm Beach Post)
An official of the Coastal Florida Public Employees Association, which represents code enforcement officers, has asked city council members to reconsider their refusal to investigate City Attorney Roger Orr.
Elk Grove hires city attorney (The Sacramento Bee)
The City Council has appointed Susan Burns Cochran, an assistant city attorney for Santa Clara, as Elk Grove's city attorney.
Lawyer for author calls Temecula robbery charge fiction (The Press-Enterprise)
Do not believe stories about jewelry store robberies detailed in defendant Colton Simpson's autobiography about gang life, a defense lawyer told jurors Thursday.
Wu calls on lawyer while on jury duty, gets off case (The Oregonian)
Some people beg and plead to get out of jury duty. U.S. Rep. David Wu brought in his lawyer.
WA court: No right to lawyer at sex crime sentence reviews (The Columbian)
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Sex offenders sentenced to a range of time in prison are not entitled to a lawyer when the state decides whether to grant them parole, a divided state Supreme Court said Thursday.
Spears in tears after lawyer meeting (world entertainment news via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Troubled pop star Britney Spears fled her lawyer's office in tears on Wednesday after a meeting to discuss her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Lawyer suspended for 5 years (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
PORTLAND (AP) - A Skowhegan lawyer has been suspended from practice for five years for accepting money from a client and doing little, if anything, in return.
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.
Dade Assistant State Attorney Gilbert honored (Miami Herald)
Miami-Dade Assistant State Attorney David I. Gilbert was honored this week in Tallahassee by Gov. Charlie Crist and the Cabinet for receiving the 2007 Gene Berry Award. The award is given annually by the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association in memory of a prosecutor who was killed in 1982 by the wife of a man he prosecuted.
Lawyer files response to motion in sewage dispute (NWAnews.com)
A lawyer for a Fayetteville woman suing the city and its water and sewer director over raw sewage on her property filed a response Thursday to one of the defendants’ motion for summary judgment, which is essentially a motion to end the suit against him. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Judge in UA case orders lawyer to stop searching for evidence (NWAnews.com)
A lawyer for a University of Arkansas alumnus suing university personnel has been ordered not to conduct further discovery in the case. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Missing Anna attorney named in complaint filed by state commission (The Southern Illinoisan)
ANNA - Attorney Patrick John Cox has been accused of mishandling the money of a client in a complaint filed this week by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission.
Britney Spears in Tears After Lawyer Meeting (Hollywood.com)
Troubled pop star Britney Spears fled her lawyer's office in tears on Wednesday after a meeting to discuss her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Port Moody lawyer faces arson charges (Vancouver Province)
A Port Moody lawyer is facing multiple charges after his wife was badly burned in a house fire. Jay Chong, 49, faces one count of aggravated assault, two of arson and three of arson causing bodily harm.
Fairfield Lawyer To Be Sentenced In Killing (NBC 30 Connecticut)
Jonathan Edington, the Fairfield lawyer who killed his neighbor is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.
RCMP lab delays could lead to justice denied, says Halifax lawyer (CBC Prince Edward Island)
Delays in analyzing crime-scene evidence at RCMP forensic labs could lead to serious problems in the justice system, a prominent Halifax lawyer says.
Former attorney general, Jim Petro, eyes spot leading high court (The Toledo Blade)
COLUMBUS - Former Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro, prominent among potential contenders for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Deborah Pryce next year, says he would prefer to lead the Ohio Supreme Court.
Richard Yong's case may be resolved as early as next week: lawyer (Channel NewsAsia)
SINGAPORE: Former NKF chairman Richard Yong's case may see a resolution as early as next Friday, according to his lawyer Jeffrey Beh. Speaking to reporters after a pre-trial conference on Friday, Mr Beh revealed he had made representations to the court on Wednesday.
State Attorney General Sues Companies Over ‘Free’ English Lessons (Fox 12 Oregon)
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon’s Attorney General Hardy Myers is suing four California companies for falsely advertising free English instruction. The lawsuit was filed in Marion County on behalf of eight Oregon victims.