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Tunisia Islamists may face death penalty-lawyer (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters TUNIS, Sept 17 (Reuters) - A Tunisian prosecutor has charged 30 Islamists with membership of a terrorist group, saying they planned a military coup, their defence lawyer said on Monday. The 30 ...
Ex-IOS chief should not face charges, lawyer says (El Paso Times)
The coupon fraud charges filed against El Paso businessman Thomas "Chris" Balsiger should be dismissed because they were filed in the wrong U.S. district court and are nothing more than an attempt by a rival company to hurt International Outsourcing Service, his lawyer claims.
Woman in drunk-newborn case gets lawyer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
A woman accused of drinking so much that her baby died shortly after being born is back in jail, but she probably will have a lawyer.
Lawyer: FBI pressured Kohring to plead guilty to bribery (Anchorage Daily News)
The Justice Department inappropriately pressured a former state lawmaker to consider pleading guilty in a corruption case, said his lawyer, who wants a federal judge to review the agency's actions.
Britney Spears' Lawyer Quits (Hollywood.com)
Britney Spears' custody case has just suffered another blow--her lawyer is on the verge of quitting.
Spears Lawyer Quits (ContactMusic)
BRITNEY SPEARS' custody case has just suffered another blow - her lawyer is on the verge of quitting. The singer is currently embroiled in a bitter b
Bush’s Choice for Attorney General Wins Positive Early Reviews (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)
Key Senate Democrats reacted positively Monday to President Bush’s choice of a retired federal judge to succeed Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, but they were making no promises about the speedy confirmation that Bush requested.
Bush picks retired judge as new attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President George W. Bush on Monday nominated as his new attorney general retired judge Michael Mukasey, who would inherit a US Justice Department beset by a series of scandals and low morale.
Bush picks Mukasey for attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Bush, seeking to avoid a possible confirmation fight over a fiercely partisan candidate, chose retired federal judge Michael B. Mukasey Monday to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Democrats said Bush made a wise choice and raised no immediate objections.
Bush attorney general pick respected (AP via Yahoo! News)
Running out of time, outnumbered in Congress and mired in a deeply unpopular war, President Bush didn't need another fight. So he picked a consensus candidate for attorney general who had strong credentials in the war on terror and support of one of the Senate's most liberal members.
Bush picks ex-judge for attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former federal judge Michael Mukasey, a tough-on-terrorism jurist with an independent streak, was tapped by President Bush on Monday to take over as attorney general and lead a Justice Department accused of being too close to White House politics.
Reactions to attorney general nomination (AP via Yahoo! News)
Some reactions to the nomination of Michael Mukasey to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general:
Britney Spears' Lawyer Tries To Seal Custody Documents (KTHV Little Rock)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Britney Spears' lawyer is trying to put the clamps on the media looking at the documents relating to her child custody battle.
Bush Attorney General Pick Respected (Washington Post)
WASHINGTON -- Running out of time, outnumbered in Congress and mired in a deeply unpopular war, President Bush didn't need another fight. So he picked a consensus candidate for attorney general who had strong credentials in the war on terror and support of one of the Senate's most liberal members.
Lawyer to leave Phoenix jail (The News & Observer)
Chapel Hill lawyer John McCormick is scheduled to be released from the Maricopa County jail in Phoenix "to another agency" at 9 a.m. Tuesday, jail officials said today.
Attorney: Release La. teen from jail (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for a teenager whose conviction in a racially charged school yard beating was overturned last week asked the court Monday to release him from jail or move him to a juvenile facility during appeals.
Lawyer Ron Works at Belmont (BloodHorse)
Lawyer Ron, winner of the Whitney (gr. I) and Woodward (gr. I) in his last two starts at Saratoga, worked a half-mile in 48.40 seconds over Belmont Park's main track Sept. 17.
Ex-IOS chief should not face charges, lawyer says (El Paso Times)
The coupon fraud charges filed against El Paso businessman Thomas "Chris" Balsiger should be dismissed because they were filed in the wrong U.S. district court and are nothing more than an attempt by a rival company to hurt International Outsourcing Service, his lawyer claims.
O.J. Simpson lawyer says there's no evidence against former star (The Fresno Bee)
O.J. Simpson's defense lawyer said Monday that prosecutors lack the evidence to prove that the former football star committed armed robbery and other felonies in a sports memorabilia dispute at a Las Vegas hotel.
Bush may avoid fight with attorney general pick (USA Today)
Michael Mukasey, a retired federal judge who has handled high-profile terrorism and national security cases, was nominated by President Bush on Monday to succeed Alberto Gonzales as attorney general.
Bush picks ex-judge for attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former federal judge Michael Mukasey, a tough-on-terrorism jurist with an independent streak, was tapped by President Bush on Monday to take over as attorney general and lead a Justice Department accused of being too close to White House politics.
City Hires Criminal Lawyer for Deutsche Bank Defense (New York Times)
The Bloomberg administration’s decision to hire a criminal defense lawyer to defend city agencies involved in a deadly fire is unusual, though not unprecedented.
Our view on the attorney general: Bush's choice must show where his loyalties lie (USATODAY.com via Yahoo! News)
Michael Mukasey, President Bush' nominee to be the next attorney general, enjoys an advantage anyone new to a job would envy: He's nearly certain to be seen as an improvement over his predecessor. Whether he's enough of an improvement — particularly in putting the law above political loyalty — is the question that should decide whether he is confirmed.
Granting a power of attorney brings financial protection (Market Watch)
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Here's something you can do right now to help protect you and your family: Grant a power of attorney. This fairly simple legal document allows you to appoint someone to handle your financial affairs in case you can't.
Plaintiff Lawyer to Plead Guilty To Conspiracy (Washington Post)
William S. Lerach, one of the nation's best known and wealthiest plaintiff lawyers, is preparing to plead guilty as early as today to a single criminal conspiracy charge that could send him to prison for up to two years, according to sources familiar with the case.
Musharraf to quit army post after election: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf will resign as army chief after securing a second term as president, his chief lawyer told the Supreme Court here Tuesday.
Bush picks ex-judge for attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former federal judge Michael Mukasey, a tough-on-terrorism jurist with an independent streak, was tapped by President Bush on Monday to take over as attorney general and lead a Justice Department accused of being too close to White House politics.
Musharraf to quit army post after election: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will quit as army chief if he is re-elected and will be sworn in as a civilian, his lawyer said, in a move that would end eight years of military rule.
Brit Attorney & Manager, K-Fed Assassins Call It Quits (E! Online via Yahoo! News)
First she loses an attorney, then her former bodyguard unloads some serious dirty laundry, then her manager dumps her, and to top it all off, reports of an assassination attempt on Kevin Federline's life turn out to be complete bunk? Things just keep getting worse and worse for Britney Spears.
Lawyer: If re-elected, Musharraf will resign as army chief (CNN.com)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- President Gen. Pervez Musharraf will give up his position as army chief if he wins re-election as president, a government lawyer said Tuesday.
Class action lawyer Lerach may plead guilty (CNN Money)
Class action lawyer William Lerach is set to plead guilty to conspiracy in a criminal case involving Milberg Weiss, his former law firm, according to a published reports.
Lawyer: Musharraf Will Give Up Army Post (ABC News)
Musharraf Will Give Up Army Post After Re-Election As Pakistani President, Gov't Lawyer Says
Lawyer: Musharraf will give up army post (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf will step down as army chief only after he is re-elected as president, a government lawyer said Tuesday. The plan was denounced by exiled opposition leader Benazir Bhutto's party as unconstitutional.
Lerach to Be Second Milberg Lawyer to Plead Guilty, People Say (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- William Lerach, who negotiated more than $7 billion in settlements for Enron Corp. investors, will become the second lawyer to plead guilty to conspiracy over kickbacks paid in securities cases filed by the Milberg Weiss law firm, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Lawyer: Musharraf to give up army post (USA Today)
President Gen. Pervez Musharraf will step down as army chief and restore civilian rule to Pakistan, but only after he secures re-election as president, a government lawyer said Tuesday.
Musharraf to quit army post if re-elected: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will step down as army chief if he wins re-election, his lawyer said Tuesday, paving the way for civilian rule in the country after eight turbulent years.
Attorney: Failed Lender Makes Fund Grab (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Bankrupt American Home Mortgage is attempting to seize as much as $27 million that former employees set aside from paychecks for retirement, according to an attorney representing them.
Lawyer Offers Musharraf Election Plan (New York Times)
A lawyer for Gen. Pervez Musharraf said he would give up his military title if he is re-elected as president.
Musharraf to quit army post if re-elected: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf will step down as army chief if he wins re-election, his lawyer said Tuesday, paving the way for civilian rule in the country after eight turbulent years.
Bush picks ex-judge for attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Former federal judge Michael Mukasey, a tough-on-terrorism jurist with an independent streak, was tapped by President Bush on Monday to take over as attorney general and lead a Justice Department accused of being too close to White House politics.
Correction: Attorney general story (AP via Yahoo! News)
In a Sept. 17 story about the nomination of Michael Mukasey for attorney general, The Associated Press erroneously described the American Center for Law and Justice as a liberal-leaning group. The group is conservative-leaning.
City attorney blasts public defender for anti-gang injunction rally (San Francisco Chronicle)
(09-18) 11:16 PDT SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera lashed out today at Public Defender Jeff Adachi for siding with critics who have labeled his proposed civil injunctions against gang members as "the criminalization of people of...
Miami attorney guilty of mail fraud in asbestos cases (BizJournals)
Louis S. Robles, a Miami attorney, has pleaded guilty to three counts of federal mail fraud for misappropriating $13.5 million for clients in asbestos injury cases. He allegedly used the funds to support a luxury oceanfront home, travel and other business investments.
Lerach to Be Second Milberg Lawyer to Plead Guilty, U.S. Says (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) -- William Lerach, who negotiated more than $7 billion in settlements for Enron Corp. investors, will become the second lawyer to plead guilty to conspiracy over kickbacks paid in securities cases filed by the Milberg Weiss law firm, federal prosecutors said.
Prosecutors reach plea deal with lawyer Lerach (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Well-known U.S. shareholder lawyer William Lerach has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal conspiracy charge stemming from an alleged kickback scheme at his former law firm, Milberg Weiss LLP, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said on Tuesday.
State attorney clears WPB cop in fatal shooting (The Palm Beach Post)
A police officer was justified in fatally shooting a barefoot, unarmed 23-year-old man in the Briar Bay development on April 14, according to the state attorney's office.
Prosecutors in plea deal with lawyer Lerach (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Well-known U.S. shareholder lawyer William Lerach has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal conspiracy charge stemming from an alleged kickbacks scheme at his former law firm, Milberg Weiss LLP, the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles said on Tuesday.
Attorney general nominee visits the Hill (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Mukasey, President Bush's choice to be the next attorney general, on Tuesday began his courtship of senators who will question him about his independence from the White House and his fitness to head the troubled Justice Department.
Colombian lawyer dives into prison ship protest (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a right-wing Colombian warlord donned scuba diving gear on Tuesday to confront the nation's prison authority for imprisoning his client on a ship.
NYC hires defense lawyer for fire probe (UPI)
The government of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg hired a criminal defense lawyer to represent the city in a probe of the fire at the Deutsche Bank building.