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Bronx-bred judge on Bush's short list for attorney general (New York Daily News)
A retired federal judge from the Bronx is a leading contender to replace outgoing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, CNN reported yesterday.
Ex-prosecutor rejoins district attorney's staff (The Post-Standard)
Fulton's city attorney has returned to the Oswego County District Attorney's Office. Õ7RainÕ Mary Rain, who will continue working part time in Fulton, is also now an assistant district attorney.
Lawyer honored for his advocacy (The Bismarck Tribune)
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Rapid City lawyer Patrick Duffy has been named the 2007 South Dakota Champion of Liberty by the Dakotas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Nevada Bar may face fight from ‘heavy hitter' over lawyer ads (Mohave Valley News)
CARSON CITY, Nev (AP).- Las Vegas personal injury lawyer Glen Lerner figures he would not be the ‘‘heavy hitter'' he likes to portray in television ads if he were afraid to get in a fight.
Lawyer headed board for Ottawa Hills schools (The Toledo Blade)
John H. Morgan, 94, a lawyer who represented companies in labor matters and a former president of the Ottawa Hills Board of Education, died Friday in Kingston of Sylvania.
Police organization endorses Donovan for district attorney (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- District Attorney Daniel Donovan, on the campaign trail for re-election this fall, received an endorsement yesterday from the New York State Fraternal Order of Police.
Attorney General files restraining order against James Barbee (Daily Journal)
FARMINGTON — The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is trying to stop a California man they believe is pocketing money that was solicited for veterans organizations.
Battle Shaping Up Over New Attorney General (365Gay.com)
(Washington) Conservatives on Saturday lined up for and against potential attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey, the man they believe has ascended to the top of President Bush's list of replacements for Alberto Gonzales.
Judiciary offers seminar on how, when to use a lawyer (Honolulu Advertiser)
The Hawai`i State Judiciary is sponsoring a free public informational session, "How and When to Use a Lawyer and How to Find One," from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Supreme Court conference room, 417 South King Street in Honolulu (behind the King Kamehemeha statue).
AGO: Attorney's fees, costs are only independent relief sought by taxpayers (Saipan Tribune)
Attorney's fees and costs are the only independent relief sought by five taxpayers who want to intervene in the NMI Retirement Fund's lawsuit against the CNMI government, according to the Attorney General's Office.
Disbarred lawyer's appeal to practise law again rejected (Straits Times)
NOT YET - reapply in five years. That was the Appeals Court's suggestion to ex-lawyer Narinder Singh Kang, struck off the roll about 10 years ago for corruption. He had applied for readmission.
Leahy: Bush needs to choose wisely on new attorney general (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - September 16, 2007 12:05 PM ET MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont US Senator Patrick Leahy says he hopes President Bush chooses wisely in picking his next attorney...
Former RP first lady hospitalized due to knee pain, says lawyer (12:20 a.m.) (Sun Star)
MANILA--Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos - known for her extensive shoe collection - has been hospitalized due to knee pain that forced her to cancel a recent court-approved trip to Hong Kong, her lawyer said Sunday.
Mukasey on Top of Attorney General Short List (Fox News)
Former federal district judge Michael Mukasey is expected to be nominated by President Bush as the next attorney general, as early as Monday.
EFF Seeks Staff Intellectual Property Attorney (Electronic Frontier Foundations)
We're hiring! EFF is seeking an intellectual property staff attorney for its legal team. Responsibilities will include litigation, public speaking, media outreach, plus legislative and regulatory advocacy, all in connection with a variety of intellectual property and high technology matters.
EFF is looking for a copyright lawyer (Addict 3D)
It's rare that a copyright lawyer gets to do good in this world, but here's a chance -- the Electronic Frontier Foundation is hiring just such a fixer to help save the world: EFF is seeking an intellectual property staff attorney for its legal team.
Police botch up bid to free abducted lawyer (Hindustan Times)
Lawyers in Jamshedpur have blamed the botched-up police rescue operation for the murder of their colleague Sadhan Chatterjee. The veteran lawyer was killed by his own client, Arvind Guha, who had abducted and kept him captive for a month-and-a-half at his Sonari residence.
Bush settles on Mukasey for Attorney General: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush has settled on retired federal judge Michael Mukasey to replace Alberto Gonzales as U.S. attorney general, The Washington Post reported on its Web site on Sunday.
Bush to name ex-judge Mukasey attorney general: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President George W. Bush has decided to name as his new attorney general Michael Mukasey, a retired federal judge with a conservative line on law and order, US media reported Sunday.
Abducted lawyer stabbed to death (The Hindu)
Jamshedpur: A lawyer, who was allegedly confined by a couple for 45 days at their house here, was stabbed by the abductors even as the police attempted to rescue him on Saturday. The lawyer Sadan Kumar Chatterjee was rushed to ...
Bush to Nominate Mukasey as Attorney General (NPR)
President Bush is expected to nominate Michael Mukasey, a retired federal judge, to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general. Mukasey heard many high-profile terrorism cases as a federal judge in New York.
Bush settles on judge for Attorney General (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush has settled on former U.S. District Judge Michael Mukasey as his choice to replace outgoing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.
On the Path to Attorney General, Olson Runs Into a Roadblock (Washington Post)
With President Bush settled on naming Michael B. Mukasey to replace former attorney general Alberto R. Gonzales, and intending to announce his choice as early as today, the man favored by many for the job has instead been passed over.
Philippines: Imelda Marcos Hospitalized Due To Knee Pain, Filipino Lawyer Says (Sinchew)
MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos _ known for her extensive shoe collection _ has been hospitalized due to knee pain that forced her to cancel a recent court-approved trip to Hong Kong, her lawyer said Sunday (16 Sept).
Bush Picks Mukasey As Attorney General (NPR)
WASHINGTON September 16, 2007, 8:00 p.m. ET · President Bush has settled on Michael B. Mukasey, a retired federal judge from New York, to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general and will announce his selection Monday, a person familiar with the president's decision said Sunday evening.
Bush to nominate judge for Attorney General (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush has settled on retired federal judge Michael Mukasey as his choice to replace outgoing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, people familiar with the selection process said on Sunday.
Bush picks Mukasey as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Bush has settled on Michael B. Mukasey, a retired federal judge from New York, to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general and will announce his selection Monday, a person familiar with the president's decision said Sunday evening.
Bush picks attorney general (The State)
WASHINGTON — President Bush has settled on Michael Mukasey, a retired federal judge from New York, to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general and will announce his selection today, a person familiar with the president’s decision said Sunday evening. Mukasey, who has handled terrorist cases in the U.S. legal system for more than a decade, would become the nation’s top law enforcement ...
Pres. Bush To Nominate New Yorker For Attorney Gen (WCBS-TV New York)
President Bush has settled on Michael B. Mukasey, a retired federal judge from New York, to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general and will announce his selection Monday, a source familiar with the president's decision said Sunday evening. Mukasey, who has handled terrorist cases in the U.S. legal system for more than a decade, would become the nation's top law enforcement officer.
Bush picks Mukasey as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Bush has settled on Michael B. Mukasey, a retired federal judge from New York, to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general and will announce his selection Monday, a person familiar with the president's decision said Sunday evening.
Hannef lawyer unconcerned by complaints (Daily Telegraph)
THE lawyer for former terror suspect Mohamed Haneef says he's willing to be held accountable for leaking a transcript of his client's police interview to the media following another complaint to legal authorities.
Lawyer: Priest too ill to testify (Orange County Register)
Lawyer says monsignor has acute anxiety, can't comply with judge's demand for testimony before sex-abuse case.
Lawyer calls priest in sex abuse suit 'sociopathic' (New Haven Register)
NEW HAVEN - A New Haven lawyer said the priest implicated in a clergy sex-abuse lawsuit filed in August against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford was "one of the most sociopathic abusers" he has dealt with as an attorney.
Lawyer: Microsoft patent claims won't affect U.K. (ZDNet Asia)
The patents which Microsoft claims are infringed by open-source software do not apply in the United Kingdom, a leading British tech lawyer has said.
Lawyer: Case against Simpson built on 'conflicting' statements (19 Action News Cleveland)
Associated Press - September 17, 2007 3:33 AM ET LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyer promises he will vigorously fight the charges Simpson is facing in Las Vegas.
Haneef lawyer raising funds for Labor (Adelaide Now)
PETER Russo, the high-profile lawyer who represented former accused terrorism supporter Mohamed Haneef, is actively involved in fundraising for federal Labor's election campaign.
Landis to learn fate within a week, says lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A United States arbitration panel has ended deliberations on embattled 2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis's doping case and will reveal its ruling in the next seven days, the American's lawyer said on Monday.
Landis to learn fate within a week, says lawyer (Canada.com)
U.S. cyclist Floyd Landis attends an arbitration hearing in Malibu, California, May 22, 2007. A United States arbitration panel has ended deliberations on embattled 2006 Tour de France winner's doping case and will reveal its ruling in the next seven days, the American's lawyer said on Monday.
Bush to Nominate Mukasey as Attorney General (NPR)
President Bush is set to announce his pick to succeed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. With little controversy surrounding him, retired federal judge Michael Mukasey is expected to speed through Senate confirmation.
Bush to Pick Mukasey As Attorney General (Chicago Tribune)
Michael Mukasey, the man President Bush will nominate Monday to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, will likely see a less hostile confirmation environment than someone considered more partisan.
Bush to nominate Mukasey as attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush plans to announce on Monday he has chosen retired New York judge Michael Mukasey as his choice for attorney general, a senior U.S. official said.
Lawyer: Case Against O.J. 'Defensible' (NBC 5 Chicago)
O.J. Simpson's lawyer promises a vigorous fight against the charges the former football star is facing in Las Vegas.
Bush To Tap Mukasey As Attorney General (CBS News)
CBS News confirms that President Bush will nominate retired judge Michael Mukasey to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general. He will likely see a less difficult confirmation fight than other potential nominees considered more partisan.
Bush to pick Mukasey as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former federal judge Michael Mukasey, picked by President Bush to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, appears unlikely to face a bruising confirmation battle in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Bush to name retired judge Mukasey attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President George W. Bush Monday will name retired federal judge Michael Mukasey as his new attorney general, a senior administration official said.
Haneef's lawyer willing to be held accountable for leaking papers (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Melbourne, Sep 17 (ANI): Barrister Stephen Keim, the lawyer of Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef, has said that he is willing to be held accountable for leaking a transcript of his client's police interview to the media. Barrister Keim received acclaim from the legal fraternity when he leaked the 142-page transcript to 'The Australian' newspaper in July after Haneef was charged with ...
Bush to nominate Mukasey as attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush plans to announce on Monday he has chosen former federal judge Michael Mukasey as his nominee for attorney general, the White House said.
Bush picks Mukasey as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Bush announced Monday he has chosen retired federal judge Michael Mukasey to succeed Alberto Gonzales as attorney general. Bush says Mukasey is "clear-eyed about the threat our nation faces."
Bush urges swift confirmation of new attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President George W. Bush on Monday formally nominated retired federal judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general and urged the US Senate to confirm him swiftly.
Bush chooses retired judge as new attorney general (International Herald Tribune)
President George W. Bush, seeking to avert a possible confirmation fight over a more partisan candidate, chose a retired federal judge, Michael Mukasey, on Monday to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.