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Cop's ticket for speeding going away, lawyer says (The Oregonian)
BEAVERTON -- City officials have agreed to dismiss the photo-radar case against a Beaverton police officer accused of speeding on duty, the officer's lawyer said Friday.
Overturn conviction of trucker in fatal crash, lawyer argues Attorney says jury's verdict wasn't supported by evidence. (The Morning Call)
The lawyer for a New Jersey trucker in state prison for an accident on Interstate 78 that killed a young soldier and his wife said Friday the conviction should be overturned because jurors allowed passion, not evidence, to affect their decision-making.
Attorney general warns about possibly defective Chinese tires (Norwich Bulletin)
HARTFORD -- Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has released the Department of Transportation numbers for possibly defective Chinese tires. The U.S. Department of Transportation identification numbers will enable consumers and retailers to better identify, inspect and replace problematic tires.
Judge chastises government attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Downes chastised a prosecuting attorney for quoting a racially charged remark by a defendant in an illegal weapons jury trial on Wednesday.
Attorney in fire dispute gets a pass (Stamford Advocate)
STAMFORD - An attorney for Belltown and Glenbrook volunteer fire departments will not have to testify in a hearing involving layoffs at the two fire departments.
Attorney general says Mandan City Commission violated open meeting rules (The Bismarck Tribune)
The Mandan City Commission violated North Dakota's open meetings law by holding improper executive sessions and not answering public document requests in a timely fashion, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday.
Wyoming's attorney general resigns (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- One of Pat Crank's best days as Wyoming's attorney general was when he helped an elderly couple solve a credit card mess.
CL attorney 'encouraged' by response to possible run (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake attorney Daniel Regna is expected to formally announce his bid for McHenry County state’s attorney on Tuesday.
Charleston, S.C., lawyer arrested at Peace Bridge (The Buffalo News)
A Charleston, S.C., lawyer reported missing Wednesday was arrested while attempting to cross the Peace Bridge into the United States on Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said.
Suspended lawyer admits he robbed 2 trust funds (The Buffalo News)
Marc J. Hopkins, a suspended local lawyer, pleaded guilty Friday to stealing $562,000 from the trust funds of two elderly clients.
Attorney says girl won't be paralyzed (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
A 9-year-old Tomball girl critically injured in a car accident this week was improving Friday, according to an attorney representing the family.
Outspoken attorney ready to defend Astorga (Albuquerque Tribune)
On Monday, attorney Gary Mitchell will walk into an Albuquerque courtroom armed with 40 pretrial motions and plenty of emotions to argue for the salvation of his latest and perhaps most challenging death-penalty case defendant, Michael Paul Astorga.
Outspoken attorney ready to defend Astorga (Albuquerque Tribune)
In the battle of life and death, few are more passionate, prolific or just plain persistent than attorney Gary Mitchell, the state's most outspoken opponent of the death penalty.
Poll: Michael Paul Astorga is accused of killing a Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputy. Astorga's attorney submitted a ... (Albuquerque Tribune)
Michael Paul Astorga is accused of killing a Bernalillo County Sheriff's deputy. Astorga's attorney submitted a 155-item questionnaire for potential jurors. One questions is: "Have you ever had a bumper sticker on your car?" What's your answer?
Lawyer Thinks Microsoft Can Evade GPL 3 (Slashdot)
rs232 writes with a link about a disheartening observation on the GPLv3. Unless there's something more specific in the Novell agreement that would fall within the new version of the GPL, Microsoft should have no trouble slipping free of it. Silicon.com has a piece speaking with a leading intellectual property lawyer from Australia. She says, "'I would be very surprised to see this upheld. It was ...
Missing Lawyer Found at the Border (WGRZ-TV Buffalo)
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A missing lawyer suspected of stealing $2.35 million from a client was arrested as he tried to enter the United States from Canada, customs officials said.
Lawyer says teen client didn't shoot mail carrier (Lincoln Journal Star)
OMAHA — The lawyer for a 16-year-old accused of shooting an Omaha mail carrier says the boy’s 14-year-old acquaintance pulled the trigger. Attorney James Martin Davis said his client Vincent McGee will plead not guilty on Monday.
Eddie Murphy not in touch yet: Brown's lawyer (CTV.ca)
A day after Eddie Murphy confirmed that he is the father of Melanie Brown's baby, the former Spice Girl's lawyer complained that Murphy isn't accepting his parental responsibilities.
Sudderth attorney: Trial may be postponed (The Ironton Tribune)
A trial date has been set in an Ironton shooting death case, but the defense attorney said Wednesday it is likely the trial will have to be postponed.
Lewisburg lawyer to fight for ‘Good Earth’ (The Charleston Gazette)
A Lewisburg lawyer says that the recently recovered manuscript for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Good Earth” belongs to the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace in Hillsboro, Pocahontas County.
Lawyer: Woman won't have to join 12-step program (Freedom Forum Online)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A woman who sued a judge after he sentenced her to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings won’t be required to participate in the 12-step program that she said forced her to practice a religion, her lawyer says.
Lawyer: Rider lax on frat houses (The Trenton Times)
Rider University officials did not adequately supervise campus fraternity houses and held them to a far less stringent standard than other university residence halls, a lawyer for the family of a freshman who died in March of alcohol poisoning charged yesterday.
Lawyer Nancy Martin loses battle with ovarian cancer (Houston Chronicle)
Nancy Martin, a lawyer who fought ovarian cancer for more than six years while helping raise funds for research on the disease, has died. She was 49.
Attorney balances trial, race (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – The attorney for a woman charged with stabbing her daughter to death said his candidacy for circuit judge would not interfere with the case.
Attorney general says Mandan City Commission violated open meeting rules (The Bismarck Tribune)
The Mandan City Commission violated North Dakota's open meetings law by holding improper executive sessions and not answering public document requests in a timely fashion, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said Friday.
Year Later, Lawyer's Slaying Still Shrouded in Mystery (Washington Post)
The wife of a prominent lawyer slain last summer inside a townhouse near Dupont Circle plans to issue a public appeal tomorrow for witnesses to come forward in a case that police say has been plagued by a lack of cooperation.
Wyoming's attorney general resigns (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- One of Pat Crank's best days as Wyoming's attorney general was when he helped an elderly couple solve a credit card mess.
Sudderth attorney: Trial may be postponed (The Ironton Tribune)
A trial date has been set in an Ironton shooting death case, but the defense attorney said Wednesday it is likely the trial will have to be postponed.
Attorney Responds To UA's Motion To Dismiss (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County man who filed a lawsuit against Arkansas Chancellor John White and System President B. Alan Sugg argued Tuesday that the university officials are not immune from being sued.
CL attorney 'encouraged' by response to possible run (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – Crystal Lake attorney Daniel Regna is expected to formally announce his bid for McHenry County state’s attorney on Tuesday.
Court slaps penalty on lawyer for professional misconduct (Outlook India)
The Delhi High Court has imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 on a lawyer for professional misconduct in a motor accident claim case. Justice Pradeep Nandrajog imposed the penalty on N K Shangle for misguiding his client Puran Chand and taking a stand that went against Chand's interests in the case.
Attorney Responds To UA's Motion To Dismiss (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County man who filed a lawsuit against Arkansas Chancellor John White and System President B. Alan Sugg argued Tuesday that the university officials are not immune from being sued.
Attorney General Troy King speaks in Cullman (Cullman Times)
The low occurrence of criminal activity in south Alabama immediately following hurricane Katrina was a reflection of law enforcement officials in that area, Alabama Attorney General Troy King said Saturday.
Soldier's lawyer says client did not shoot Iraqi man (AccessNorthGA)
The Associated Press - ATHENS, Ga. The lawyer for the Georgia soldier accused of fatally shooting an Iraqi man said reviewing evidence in the case reveals his client did not do anything wrong.
Memorial Held for Rolando Attorney MacNeil (News 8 San Diego)
Family and friends turned out Saturday for an emotional memorial service to honor Timothy MacNeil, the Rolando attorney who was killed in July.
Va. Lawyer Was at Fore of Attack on Segregation (Washington Post)
Oliver W. Hill, 100, a Virginia lawyer who helped overturn legal segregation in his native state and was one of the country's foremost civil rights defenders during a six-decade career, died yesterday at his home in Richmond. He had a heart ailment.
Civil rights attorney Hill dies at 100 (KRON 4 Bay Area)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The attorney at the forefront of legal efforts to desegregate American public schools has died. A family friend says Oliver Hill died peacefully today at his Virginia home. He was 100 years old.
Civil rights attorney Hill dies at 100 (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Associated Press - August 5, 2007 2:43 PM ET RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The attorney at the forefront of legal efforts to desegregate American public schools has died.
Civil rights attorney Hill dies at 100 (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
Associated Press - August 5, 2007 2:43 PM ET RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The attorney at the forefront of legal efforts to desegregate American public schools has died.
Lawyer says client didn't shoot Iraqi (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a soldier accused of fatally shooting an Iraqi man said the evidence exonerates his client.
Lawyer says client didn't shoot Iraqi (Las Cruces Sun-News)
ATHENS, Ga.—The lawyer for a soldier accused of fatally shooting an Iraqi man said the evidence exonerates his client. The Army has alleged that Spc. Christopher "Phillip" Shore shot the man under orders from another soldier who already had shot the victim several times.
Lawyer says client didn't shoot Iraqi (The Charlotte Observer)
The lawyer for a soldier accused of fatally shooting an Iraqi man said the evidence exonerates his client. The Army has alleged that Spc. Christopher "Phillip" Shore shot the man under orders from another soldier who already had shot the victim several times. The Army "charge sheet" document alleges that Shore stood over the body and fired, but his attorney Michael Waddington says an autopsy ...
Lawyer says Pearl S. Buck manuscript belongs in W.Va. (phillyburbs.com)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The recently recovered manuscript for the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Good Earth" legally belongs in Pearl S. Buck's birthplace _ Hillsboro, W.Va. _ according to a lawyer.
Civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill dies (MSNBC)
Oliver W. Hill, a civil rights lawyer who was at the front of the legal effort that desegregated public schools, has died at age 100, a family friend said.
Oliver Hill, civil rights lawyer, dies at 100 (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - August 5, 2007 4:45 PM ET RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Oliver Hill, a civil rights lawyer who was at the front of the legal effort that desegregated public schools, has died at the...
Oliver Hill, civil rights lawyer, dies at 100 (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Oliver Hill, a civil rights lawyer who was at the front of the legal effort that desegregated public schools, has died at the age of 100.
Civil rights attorney Oliver Hill dies at 100 (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The attorney at the forefront of legal efforts to desegregate American public schools has died. A family friend says Oliver Hill died peacefully today at his Virginia home. He was 100 years old.
Oliver W. Hill, 100, Civil Rights Lawyer, Is Dead (New York Times)
Oliver W. Hill was a civil rights lawyer who was at the forefront of the legal effort that desegregated public schools.
Ga. Soldier's Lawyer Says Client Didn't Shoot Iraqi Man (FOX 5 Atlanta)
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- The lawyer for the Georgia soldier accused of fatally shooting an Iraqi man said reviewing evidence in the case reveals his client did not do anything wrong.
Ex-Justice Department lawyer’s home searched in effort to find leak (The Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | The home of a former Justice Department lawyer was searched last week to try to determine who leaked details of a warrantless eavesdropping program to reporters, Newsweek magazine reported Sunday.