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Lawyer fought for civil rights (Long Beach Press-Telegram)
Obituary: Oliver Hill argued Brown v. Board of Education. RICHMOND, Va. - 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.
In-house lawyer leaves (BizJournals)
Commerce Bancorp has endured its most recent legal troubles without the aid of a top in-house lawyer. Alexander "Lex" Bono, the Cherry Hill-based company's first-ever general counsel, resigned effective in March, just as federal investigators were working on the Commerce case.
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.
Civil rights lawyer Oliver Hill dies at 100 (Deseret Morning News)
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.
Federal Judge Rejects Plea in Case of Disbarred Attorney -- Again (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Prosecutors last week resubmitted a plea agreement calling for disbarred Miami attorney Louis Robles to get 10 years in prison and forfeit $1 million at sentencing. In a rare move, U.S.
Leading civil rights lawyer Oliver W. Hill dies at 100 (Lexington Herald-Leader)
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. Mr. Hill died peacefully yesterday at his home during breakfast, said Joseph Morrissey, a friend of the Hill family. In 1954, he was part of a series of lawsuits against racially segregated public schools that became the U.S. Supreme Court's ...
Oliver W. Hill, 100; lawyer fought segregation battles (Los Angeles Times)
WASHINGTON — Oliver W. Hill, 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 of a heart ailment Sunday at his home in Richmond, Va. He was 100.
How to make durable powers of attorney work better (Seattle Times)
Last week I wrote about a growing problem: what to do when an older person who has dementia hasn't named anyone she trusts to make decisions...
Civil rights lawyer at front of effort to desegregate schools (Baltimore Sun)
Oliver W. Hill, a civil rights lawyer who was at the front of the legal effort that desegregated public schools, died yesterday at his home in Richmond. He was 100.
US civil rights lawyer Hill dies (BBC News)
Lawyer Oliver Hill who was a key figure in the struggle to end racial segregation in US schools dies aged 100.
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.
Oliver Hill, civil rights lawyer, 100 (San Jose Mercury News)
WASHINGTON - Oliver W. Hill, 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 of a heart ailment Sunday at his home in Richmond, Va.
Investigative Drama: Special Counsel's Crusade (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)
There’s probably no worse time to be a politically appointed attorney managing an important legal arm of the Bush administration. Congress continues to investigate the apparent political motives behind the dismissal of nine federal prosecutors, and the White House is continuing to stonewall such inquiries on grounds of executive privilege.
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.
Isle soldier is innocent, lawyer says (Honolulu Advertiser)
The lawyer for a Hawai'i-based soldier accused of fatally shooting an Iraqi man says his client did not do anything wrong.
Louisville attorney joins PSC (BizJournals)
Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher has named Caroline Pitt Clark, an attorney with Landrum & Shouse LLP, to the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
Bruce Salzburg named Wyoming attorney general (KIFI)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Governor Dave Freudenthal has named Cheyenne lawyer Bruce Salzburg to serve as Wyoming attorney general. Salzburg succeeds Pat Crank, who announced last week that he's resigning effective to go into private practice. Crank will leave office September first.
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.
Some fun facts about becoming the new N.J. attorney general (phillyburbs.com)
New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram says there are three noticeable differences between her old job as first assistant AG and her new one as the state's top law enforcement official. The "nonsubstantive" differences are:
Bruce Salzburg named Wyoming attorney general (Billings Gazette)
CHEYENNE - Gov. Dave Freudenthal on Monday named Cheyenne lawyer Bruce Salzburg to serve as Wyoming attorney general.
FBI Raids Lawyer's Home In Hunt For Leak (CBS News)
FBI agents searched the home of former Justice Department lawyer Thomas Tamm in an effort to determine who leaked details of the government's warrantless eavesdropping program to the news media, Newsweek reports.
Attorney suspended for allegedly stealing FSU trophy (WINK TV Southwest Florida)
An attorney who was charged with keeping a stolen Florida State University trophy at his home has been disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court.
Civil rights lawyer Hill dies at age 100 (UPI)
Renowned Virginia civil rights lawyer Oliver W. Hill has died at age 100. Hill died Sunday at his home in Richmond from a heart ailment, The Washington Post reported Monday.
Fla. attorney disciplined over stolen FSU trophy (The News-Press)
A Tallahassee attorney and University of Florida graduate who had been charged with keeping a stolen Florida State University trophy at his home has...
Orange Park lawyer suspended (BizJournals)
An Orange Park lawyer was one of 22 disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court, according to The Florida Bar.
Rights lawyer appointed for former Bangladesh PM (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LONDON, 9:54 a.m. Aug. 6 (REUTERS): A prominent human rights lawyer defending Bangladesh's detained former prime minister called her case a 'travesty of justice' on Monday and vowed to enlist the United Nations in the fight for her release.
Rebuke of killer's lawyer infuriates family of victim (Miami Herald)
The family of a Broward murder victim is outraged that the convicted killer's defense lawyer will receive only a minor punishment for giving money to a witness in the case.
Sentencing delayed for attorney convicted in Fen-Phen probe (The Clarion-Ledger)
Sentencing was delayed today for Vicksburg attorney Robert Arledge, the only lawyer tried and convicted in an extensive federal investigation of false diet drug settlement claims in Mississippi.
Usher marries in lawyer's office - report (Stuff)
R&B singer Usher has married his pregnant girlfriend in a small, private ceremony in his lawyer's office, just six days after cancelling a lavish, star-studded wedding, according to reports.
Governor taps utility attorney for state energy post (BizJournals)
Gov. Janet Napolitano has tapped an attorney for one of the state's largest utilities to fill a new state energy post.
Producer lawyer perverts justice (BBC News)
A lawyer who produced The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy pleads guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Investigator With State Attorney Facing Child Porn Allegations (WFTV 9 Orlando)
Eyewitness News has learned one of the top investigators with the Orange County State Attorney's Office is under federal investigation for buying child pornography.
Gov taps new attorney general (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Dave Freudenthal today named Cheyenne lawyer Bruce Salzburg to serve as Wyoming attorney general.
Lawyer: Rock cleared in paternity case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Chris Rock said Monday that a court-ordered DNA test proved Rock is not the father of a 13-year-old boy whose mother tried to sue the comedian for support earlier this year.
Lawyer: DNA test clears Chris Rock in Georgia paternity allegation (AccessNorthGA)
The Associated Press - SAVANNAH, Ga. A lawyer for Chris Rock said Monday that a court-ordered DNA test proved Rock is not the father of a 13-year-old boy whose mother tried to sue the comedian for support earlier this year.
Lawyer: DNA test clears Chris Rock in Georgia paternity allegation% (KOIN News 6 Portland)
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A lawyer for comedian Chris Rock says a court-ordered DNA shows that Rock isn't the father of a 13-year-old boy whose mother tried to sue Rock for child support earlier this year.
Attorney argues against death penalty in Astorga case (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - August 6, 2007 11:15 PM ET ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - An attorney for a man accused of killing a Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy argues that his client shouldn't have to face the...
Judge boycotted for ordering lawyer into mental asylum (IBN live)
Not one lawyer is now representing a case in the court of Justice Uma Nath.
Tallahassee attorney gets suspension for FSU trophy theft (USA Today)
An attorney has been suspended from the Florida Bar for 60 days for his an apparent role in the theft of two Florida State University national football championship trophies, officials said Monday. Rojas, a 2002 graduate of the University of Florida's College of Law, was charged with dealing in stolen property for keeping an FSU national football championship trophy at his house after it was ...
Tallahassee attorney gets suspension for FSU trophy theft (Miami Herald)
An attorney has been suspended from the Florida Bar for 60 days for his an apparent role in the theft of two Florida State University national football championship trophies, officials said Monday.
Ga. Attorney General to Defend Sex Offender Law on Two Legal Fronts (Law.com)
The defense of Georgia sex offender law has put the state attorney general in the awkward position of arguing to the state Supreme Court that the law cannot be applied retroactively while arguing in a separate case in federal court that the law's retroactive provisions are legal. The Southern Center for Human Rights' Stephen Bright, co-counsel in the federal litigation, says arguments made by the ...
Attorney: Family of Marine convicted in Iraq slaying lobby for leniency (North County Times)
NORTH COUNTY -- On Friday, the jury gave him 15 years for murdering an Iraqi man in a war zone. And on Monday, the family of Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins was set to meet with the commander of the Marine forces in Iraq to plead for mercy, the sergeant's attorney said.
Beaufort attorney to be arraigned today (The Beaufort Gazette)
A Beaufort attorney who police say fled the country while rescuers were searching for him in Lowcountry waters is scheduled for an arraignment and extradition proceedings this morning in Buffalo, N.Y., according to authorities.
Usher marries in ceremony at lawyer's office (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
NEW YORK - Usher and Tameka Foster, who are expecting their first child together, have tied the knot. "I exchanged vows with Tameka Foster in Atlanta on Friday and we are happily married," Usher tells Usmagazine.com in a story posted yesterday. According to the magazine, a small, private ceremony was held in the office of Usher's lawyer and that his mother and former manager, Jonetta Patton, was ...
Gibbs’ attorney seeks to delay trial (Minot Daily News)
VALLEY CITY (AP) — An attorney for Moe Gibbs is asking a judge to delay Gibbs’ trial on charges that he sexually assaulted five women inmates while working at the Barnes County Jail.
Judge boycotted for ordering lawyer into mental asylum (IBN via Yahoo! India News)
Justice Uma Nath Singh ruled that advocate Tahar Singh be shifted to a mental hospital. The judge had taken suo motu notice of an FIR filed with the Chandigarh police against the advocate by his wife, alleging that he tortured her relentlessly. And not one lawyer is representing his case and they want his impeachment too.
Lawyer's wife unaware of plan to flee, detective says (The Post and Courier)
The wife of runaway real estate lawyer Michael T. Jordan was not in on his decision to flee to Canada, authorities said. Charleston County sheriff's Detective Scott Rywelski said Monday he has spoken with Diane Langston-Jordan briefly but didn't think she knew in advance of her husband's p...
Oliver Hill, 100, was civil rights lawyer (Pioneer Press)
Oliver W. Hill, a civil rights lawyer who was at the front of the legal effort that desegregated public schools, died Sunday in Richmond, Va. He was 100.
Texas attorney has money to wage a U.S. Senate bid (Houston Chronicle)
Attorney Mikal Watts has the wealth to wage a Senate race in Texas, reporting in financial disclosure forms that he earned $40 million during the 18 months that ended in June.
Ga. Attorney General to Defend Sex Offender Law on Two Legal Fronts (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The defense of Georgia sex offender law has put the state attorney general in the awkward position of arguing to the state Supreme Court that the law cannot be applied retroactively while arguing in a separate case in federal court that the law's retroactive provisions are legal.