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Lawyer says police wrong to raid Pure Bliss adult store (New Bern Sun Journal)
A lawyer for Pure Bliss said Friday that his client may take legal action against the city of New Bern and its Police Department for a raid this week.
Hopeful attorney general departs (Detroit News)
WASHINGTON -- Resigning Attorney General Alberto Gonzales left the scandal-scarred Justice Department on Friday, declaring himself hopeful about its mission of ferreting out crime and defending the truth.
Attorney puts words in judge's mouth (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
A little after 5 p.m. on Aug. 27, Mayor Ray Nagin's press office released a statement from City Attorney Penya Moses-Fields announcing that U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman had denied injunctions sought by lawyers who a week earlier filed a class action suit to block the city from demolishing any more homes as "imminent health threats."
The Criminal Lawyer And The Law (Contacto)
We’ve all seen them, the TV crime programs in which a suspect is caught and brought first to jail, and later to trial. She or he is interrogated by the District Attorney and then counter-interrogated by his or her own criminal lawyer. Yet is this all there is to being a criminal lawyer?
Ridgeland lawyer battles annexation (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
Ridgeland lawyer Thayer Rivers Jr. is fighting to keep his town from becoming a Bluffton-like "blob" by trying to ban annexation for five years, but officials say growth through annexation can stimulate economic development and change the town's under-employed, commuter-heavy status quo. Backed by a petition with 145 voters' signatures, Rivers, a former Democratic state representative for the ...
U.S. attorney criticizes Democrats on corruption (Asbury Park Press)
The U.S. attorney for New Jersey criticized the governor and other top Democrats Friday for having a double standard on political corruption by allowing two indicted lawmakers to finish their terms but forcing others charged with taking bribes to resign immediately.
Attorney general bids farewell to Justice (Boston Globe)
WASHINGTON - Resigning Attorney General Alberto Gonzales left the scandal-scarred Justice Department yesterday, declaring himself hopeful about its mission of ferreting out crime and defending the truth.
Campaign donation casts doubt on hiring of attorney for probe (The Beacon News)
AURORA -- The city's investigation into Planned Parenthood's approval process may get more complicated with the news that Phillip A. Luetkehans, the attorney chosen for the job, donated money to Alderman Richard Irvin's 2005 mayoral campaign.
Joliet lawyer testifies in Drick case (The Herald News)
-- JOLIET -- When Cheri Drick brought an elderly woman to Chet June's office in February 2003, there were some things the lawyer didn't know.
GOP lawyer deposed on Alabama case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Republican lawyer who says Karl Rove may have been involved in the prosecution of former Democratic Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman emerged without comment Friday from four hours of questioning at the House Judiciary Committee.
Britney's lawyer to seal docs (News 24 South Africa)
Britney Spears's lawyer wants to seal all court papers in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline over their two young children.
Lawyer calls for recusal of City Attorney's Office (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, Sep. 15 (UNION-TRIBUNE): City Attorney Michael Aguirre has an “insurmountable” conflict of interest and cannot possibly give Sunroad Enterprises executive Tom Story a fair trial on misdemeanor charges of violating the city's ethics code, according to a legal brief that Story's lawyer filed yesterday.
Spears' Lawyer Seeks to Seal Documents (The Houma Courier)
Britney Spears' lawyer wants to seal all court papers in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline over their two small sons. Attorney Laura A. Wasser filed a motion Friday asking a Superior Court commissioner to make permanent a conditional order to seal all documents dealing with custody.
Spears' lawyer seeks to permanently seal documents in child custody battle (KOIN News 6 Portland)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Britney Spears isn't interested in the media getting a look at the court papers involving the singer's custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Spears' lawyer seeks to permanently seal documents in child custody battle (14 WFIE Evansville)
Associated Press - September 15, 2007 10:13 AM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Britney Spears isn't interested in the media getting a look at the court papers involving the singer's custody...
Britney Spears' Lawyer Seeks to Seal Docs in Custody Battle (Fox News)
Britney Spear's lawyer files motion to seal court papers in custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Spears' lawyer seeks to keep papers sealed (USA Today)
Britney Spears' lawyer wants to seal all court papers in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline over their two small sons.
Town attorney says gas plant consistent with comp plan (Wiscasset Newspaper)
Building a $1.5 billion gasification plant in Wiscasset does not conflict with the town's comprehensive plan, Wiscasset's town attorney says.
GOP Lawyer Deposed On Siegelman Case (NBC 13 Birmingham)
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican lawyer who said Karl Rove may have been involved in the prosecution of former Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman was questioned today by the House Judiciary Committee.
Gulf Coast attorney in bribe scheme seeks prison delay (The Daily Comet)
JACKSON, Miss. Paul Minor, a Gulf Coast attorney sentenced to 11 years in prison for bribing judges, has asked that his sentence be delayed pending appeal.
Wilkins a top contender for U.S. attorney general (The Greenville News)
With some of the White House's top options for attorney general taking heavy partisan fire, South Carolina's U.S. senators said that Judge William W. Wilkins Jr. of Greenville is a serious contender for the nomination because he's both conservative and capable of passing confirmation hearings.
Lawyer: Former pastor was drugged before attacking wife (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON — A former Bloomington pastor claims he was drugged when he allegedly assaulted his estranged wife last year, according to materials his lawyer filed Friday in court.
Miss. Gulf Coast attorney in bribe scheme seeks prison delay (NBC 15 Mobile)
Paul Minor, a Mississippi Gulf Coast attorney sentenced to 11 years in prison for bribing judges, has asked that his sentence be delayed pending appeal.
Spears' lawyer seeks to seal documents (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Britney Spears' lawyer wants to seal all court papers in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline over their two small sons. Attorney Laura A. Wasser filed a motion Friday asking a Superior Court commissioner to make permanent a conditional order to seal all documents dealing with custody. It was filed in response to a motion by People magazine and TV station seeking to unseal some of ...
Spears' Lawyer Seeks To Seal Documents (WCBS-TV New York)
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Conservatives line up for, against possible attorney general nominee (Seattle Times)
Conservatives on Saturday lined up for and against potential attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey, the man they believe has ascended...
District Attorney Kicks Off Mentoring Program (FOX 13 Memphis)
The Shelby County District Attorney's Mentoring Program kicked off this morning. The aim is to keep truant kids from joining gangs and committing crimes.
Bush Said To Favor Mukasey for Attorney General (The New York Sun)
Michael Mukasey, a retired federal judge from New York, will be nominated by President Bush to be the next U.S. attorney general, the Weekly Standard is reporting. The announcement of the nomination of Judge Mukasey, who was chief judge for the Southern District of New York until last year and had been elevated to the bench by President Reagan, could come as early as tomorrow, the editor of the ...
Washington lawyer seeks spot on boot camp legal team (The News Herald)
A Tacoma, Wash., lawyer is seeking to join the defense team in the boot camp case scheduled for trial in less than three weeks.
Sikh lawyer may be stripped of Canadian honour (The Times of India)
A veteran Sikh lawyer may be stripped of the country's highest civilian honour after being disbarred for professional misconduct.
Environmental lawyer to take on Garrett (AAP via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The Greens have nominated environmental lawyer Sue Mahony to take on Peter Garrett in his Sydney electorate of Kingsford Smith.
Haughey: Billings attorney, artist, lawmaker dies of cancer at 93 (KAJ Kalispell)
Associated Press - September 15, 2007 10:34 PM ET BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Billings attorney and artist James Haughey, who as a state senator crafted legislation that created the Montana Arts...
Environmental lawyer to take on Garrett (The West Australian)
The Greens have nominated environmental lawyer Sue Mahony to take on Peter Garrett in his Sydney electorate of Kingsford Smith. NSW Greens senator Kerry Nettle said she was pleased to welcome Mahony to the Greens' campaign because of her experience in environmental issues.
Sikh lawyer may be stripped of Canadian honour (The Times of India)
TORONTO: A veteran Sikh lawyer and activist may be stripped of his Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian honour, as early as next month after being disbarred for professional misconduct.
Attorney taken off dog abuse case (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
The attorney representing a woman facing charges of animal abuse and neglect for running a puppy mill in North Albany has withdrawn from the case.
Republicans' reactions mixed to potential attorney general nominee (The Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | Conservatives lined up Saturday for and against Michael Mukasey, who they think has ascended to the top of President Bush’s list of possible replacements for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
West Virginia Attorney General Takes Action in Light of Lead Paint Concerns. (WTRF Wheeling)
The Attorney General's office is offering product testing for lead content of toys and jewelry.
Republicans' reactions mixed to potential attorney general nominee (The Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | Conservatives lined up Saturday for and against Michael Mukasey, who they think has ascended to the top of President Bush’s list of possible replacements for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Attorney files court complaints in Jerome overtime fight (The Times-News)
JEROME - The attorney representing Jerome County Commissioners on Monday filed complaints in 5th District Court seeking recovery of more than 75,000 from three former county commissioners.
Sen. Patrick Leahy: The attorney general America needs (New Hampshire Union Leader)
THE NEXT attorney general of the United States will inherit a department that has been needlessly and disastrously run into the ditch, and will face the challenge of repairing damage inflicted by a White House that injected politics into every level of the agency.
Fort Smith Police Investigate Rape Allegations Against Attorney (The Morning News)
FORT SMITH -- Police have completed an investigation into rape allegations made in June against Fort Smith attorney and former Sebastian County prosecutor Ron Fields.
Britney's lawyer moves to seal docs (The Age)
Britney Spears' lawyer wants to seal all court papers in her custody battle with ex-hubby Kevin Federline.
Spears' lawyer seeks to seal documents (AP via Yahoo! News)
Britney Spears' lawyer wants to seal all court papers in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline over their two small sons.
Mukasey Cited as Leading Candidate for Attorney General (Washington Post)
Michael B. Mukasey, a former federal judge regarded as an expert on national security issues, has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Alberto R. Gonzales as attorney general, several conservatives close to the White House said yesterday.
Lawyer says Bali bombers ready to die (Channel NewsAsia)
JAKARTA : A lawyer for the three Bali bombers on death row in Indonesia said Sunday they were ready to die after signing a last statement reportedly vowing their deaths would lead to "hell for infidels."
Attorney and businessman battle for New Rochelle seat (The Journal News)
NEW ROCHELLE - With the City Council's lone Republican leaving office, competition for the District 1 seat in the November election comes down to a battle between an attorney and a businessman.
Spears' Lawyer Seeks to Seal Documents (The Houma Courier)
Britney Spears' lawyer wants to seal all court papers in her custody battle with ex-husband Kevin Federline over their two small sons. Attorney Laura A. Wasser filed a motion Friday asking a Superior Court commissioner to make permanent a conditional order to seal all documents dealing with custody.
Attorney-general debate heats up (Seattle Times)
Conservatives on Saturday lined up for and against potential attorney-general nominee Michael Mukasey, the man they believe has ascended...
Jamshedpur lawyer killed by client (NDTV)
A lawyer in Jamshedpur was killed by his own client with a sword in full view of the police. The murder followed a four-hour drama, which began after the police were notified that a local lawyer Saghan Chatterjee was being held captive by his client Arvind Guha in the Soniari Mohalla of Jamshedpur.
Jamshedpur lawyer killed by client (NDTV)
A lawyer in Jamshedpur was killed by his own client with a sword in full view of the police. The murder followed a four-hour drama, which began after the police were notified that a local lawyer Saghan Chatterjee was being held captive by his client Arvind Guha in the Soniari Mohalla of Jamshedpur.