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Lawyer Ron romps by 8 1/4 lengths in Woodward (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Lawyer Ron pulled away in the stretch and won the $500,000, Grade I Woodward Stakes by 8 1/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course yesterday, moving to the top of the handicap division.
Embattled attorney general bows out (The Record)
FACING THE PROSPECT of increasingly aggressive congressional inquiries into his politicization of the Department of Justice, as well as an energetic House push for his impeachment, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has decided to resign.
Murder-for-hire plot against Rogers attorney featured on Court TV (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — The murder plot against a Rogers attorney will be featured tonight on a Court TV program. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Woman, attorney argue alcohol-monitoring device unnecessary, unconstitutional (9 News Denver)
LARIMER COUNTY - Typically used in drunken driving cases, one woman and a local attorney are challenging the use of a sweat-sniffing ankle bracelet for other cases in Larimer County.
Lawyer: Mother Distraught Over Leaving Child In Sweltering Car (WHIO-TV 7 Dayton)
A school administrator's lawyer says the woman became distracted after picking up doughnuts for a faculty meeting while driving to work and forgot about her sleeping two-year-old daughter, found dead in the sweltering car.
Come out and hear the candidates for Sheriff and Commonwealth's Attorney (The Journal Press)
Staff Reporter 29.AUG.07 Now that the Senate debates have taken place with a great showing of interest by the citizens of Westmoreland, The Journal, the Westmoreland Branch NAACP and the Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce are teaming together to bring the candidates for Sheriff and Commonwealth's Attorney before the public.
Top Forest Service lawyer to become timber lobbyist (The World)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration’s top lawyer for the U.S. Forest Service is leaving to take a job with the nation’s leading timber industry lobbying group.
US Lawmakers Say New Attorney General Must Stay Out of Politics (Voice of America)
Two leading members of the U.S. Senate are calling on President Bush to name a new Attorney General who will restore a sense of integrity to the beleaguered Justice Department.
Senators Say Bush Should Nominate Moderate Attorney General (KTAL Shreveport)
Two key senators on the Judiciary Committee call for President Bush to pick what they call a "unifying nominee" to replace outgoing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Police charge ex-husband with fire at ex-wife's lawyer's office (The Daily Comet)
COLUMBIA, S.C. Police have charged a Columbia man with arson after investigators say he set fire to the office of his ex-wife's divorce lawyer. Ronald Lynn Jenkins, 40, turned himself in Sunday afternoon, said Columbia police spokeswoman Sgt. Florence McCants.
Next US attorney general will back Bush against terror: White House (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President George W. Bush's next attorney general in place of Alberto Gonzales will be an experienced legal heavyweight who shares Bush's zeal to fight terror, a top aide said Sunday.
K-Fed's Lawyer Wants Spears to Foot Bill (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
Kevin Federline's lawyer wants Britney Spears to pay some of her ex-husband's legal expenses in their divorce case, court documents show.
Attorney General Objects To Fisk Settlement (News Channel 5 Nashville)
The attorney general in Tennessee is objecting to a proposed settlement of a lawsuit between the Georgia O'Keefe Museum, and Fisk University.
Wade's former roommate hires defense attorney (KTUU Anchorage)
Joshua Wade's former roommate has hired a defense attorney in light of the investigation but says he knows nothing about what happened to Mindy Schloss.
Services for prominent San Diego attorney set (North County Times)
ENCINITAS -- Prominent local attorney Ben A. Borevitz passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, his family said Sunday. Borevitz was raised in Vista, had his own law practice in San Diego and was involved in several philanthropic, political and civic activities.
The New Attorney General's Role - Bring Back Sense Of Integrity (Law Fuel)
Leading members of the U.S. Senate are calling on President Bush to name a new Attorney General who will restore a sense of integrity to the beleaguered Justice Department. Check out the LawFuel Jobs Network at (link) law-jobs.asp
Criminal defense lawyer works to help officers roll (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Jimmy Binns wants to set the record straight: He makes his living as a big-time criminal defense lawyer - but he would take a bullet for a cop.
Wife persuaded Alberto Gonzales to resign as attorney general (New York Daily News)
It was embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' wife who persuaded him to pack it in.
Cycling lawyer carves out niche for two-wheel justice (Birmingham News)
Danny Feldman is a bicycle enthusiast and a lawyer who has found a way to combine passion and profession, billing himself as Alabama's cycling attorney.
Attorney General challenges brothel advertising ruling (Reno Gazette-Journal)
Nevada's attorney general on Friday appealed a federal court ruling that overturned a ban on advertising by legal brothels in the state's largest cities and other areas that prohibit the bordellos.
Divorce lawyer's office torched (WCBD-TV Charleston)
Police have charged a Columbia man with arson after investigators say he set fire to the office of his ex-wife's divorce lawyer. Columbia police spokeswoman Sergeant Florence McCants says 40-year-old Ronald Lynn Jenkins turned himself in Sunday.
Attorney Says Alleged Cover-Up Proves Need For Investigation (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County resident who filed a lawsuit against University of Arkansas Chancellor John White said Thursday that the appearance of a cover-up by several key witnesses bolsters his client's argument that an independent investigation is needed.
Man sets fire to office of ex-wife's lawyer (The Charlotte Observer)
COLUMBIA A Columbia man has been charged with arson after investigators say he set fire to the office of his ex-wife's divorce lawyer. Ronald Lynn Jenkins, 40, turned himself in Sunday afternoon, said Columbia police spokeswoman Sgt. Florence McCants. He is charged with second-degree arson, second-degree burglary and stalking, she said.Jenkins made no statement and is not cooperating with ...
Bailed U.S.-Iranian academic leaves Iran: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S.-Iranian academic, who was detained for more than three months on spying accusations and freed on bail in August, flew out of Iran overnight, one of her lawyers said on Monday.
Lawyer eyes UN forum for Joma case (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The Manila-based lawyer of Jose Maria Sison is preparing to appeal the jailed Philippine communist leader's case before the United Nations. “This will be brought to the panel of three judges who will hear the case on September 7. We also intend to elevate this issue to the United Nations.
Ex-US attorney general appeals for release of Joma (Malaya)
FORMER US attorney general Ramsey Clark has joined calls for the release of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Joe Ma. Sison.
Police Charge Ex-Husband With Fire At Ex-Wife's Lawyer's Office (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Police have charged a Columbia man with arson after investigators say he set fire to the office of his ex-wife's divorce lawyer. Columbia police spokeswoman Sergeant Florence McCants says 40-year-old Ronald Lynn Jenkins turned himself in yesterday.
Zia expels dissident leaders of BNP: Lawyer (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia today expelled two top dissident leaders of her Bangladesh Nationalist Party soon after her arrest by the military-backed government on graft charges. Party Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan and Joint Secretary General Ashraf Hossain have been expelled, her lawyer told reporters. "She (Zia) has nominated former parliamentary chief whip Khondokar Delwar ...
Tennessee's Attorney General Doesn't Want O'Keefe Settlement For Fisk (WKRN Nashville)
Tennessee's attorney general does not want Fisk University to accept a settlement offered by the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Sante Fe, New Mexico. | | The settlement would allow the museum to acquire a 1927 oil painting donated to the university by the artist. | | The school would get $7.5 million dollars. | | The paintings are part of a 101 piece collection donated to the historically...
Attorney files suit against city, 2 officers (Perry County News)
TELL CITY - TELL CITY - A local attorney who alleges two Tell City police officers allowed his home to be broken into in 2005 has filed a civil suit against the city, the two officers and two women who allegedly removed property from the house.
Defense attorney calls artifacts theft charges false (NBC 15 Mobile)
A defense attorney entered not guilty pleas Friday on theft charges against a former curator for Pond Spring, the historic home of Gen. Joe Wheeler in Hillsboro, and the curator's...
U.S. attorney office employee charged with grand jury leak (NBC 15 Mobile)
Charlie McNichol, the law enforcement coordinator and spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Mobile, has been charged with leaking information about a grand jury probe.
Tunisia: Human Rights Lawyer's Offices Torched (AllAfrica.com)
Reporters Without Borders voiced its deep concern after the offices of human rights lawyer Ayachi Hammami were torched on 31 August in Tunis.
Senate hearing could get nasty: Skeptical Dems await attorney general nominees (The Davis Enterprise)
Published Aug 28, 2007 - 14:41:02 CDT. WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' replacement - whoever that may be - faces a potentially nasty Senate confirmation and a beleaguered Justice Department badly in need of leadership.
Gonzales quits as attorney general: Homeland security chief is a possible successor (The Davis Enterprise)
Published Aug 27, 2007 - 19:40:51 CDT. WASHINGTON - Alberto Gonzales, the nation's first Hispanic attorney general, announced his resignation today, driven from office after a wrenching standoff with congressional critics over his honesty and competence.
Bailed U.S.-Iranian academic leaves Iran: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S.-Iranian academic, freed on bail last month after more than three months in detention over spying accusations, flew out of Iran overnight and her case may not come to trial, one of her lawyers said on Monday.
New city attorney selected (Fernandina Beach News-Leader)
Fernandina Beach Commissioners have approved Tammi Bach of Largo as the city's new attorney.
General at war, lawyer at hand (The Telegraph)
New Delhi, Sept. 3: An officer with the rank of general refused to take orders for his retirement quietly and occupied his office in defence headquarters with a lawyer in tow today.
Lawyer Ron demolishes the field to win Woodward Stakes (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Lawyer Ron, winner of the Whitney Handicap, ran away from the field to capture Saturday's $500,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. It was the second victory for the colt this summer at the upstate New York track. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Lawyer Ron put himself atop the handicap division with the dominating win in the Woodward. The retirement of 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor left the ...
Two of Us: Linda Jackson and Paul Hudson: Attorney at Law Meets Finish Carpenter, and Home Improvement Is Redefined (Vineyard Gazette)
Their individual personalities look like fire and ice. But family law attorney Linda Jackson and artisan carpenter Paul Hudson have forged a seven-year marriage that Ms. Jackson calls a friendship on fire.
MISSOURI ATTORNEY GENERAL TALKING WITH HUMAN SOCIETY (KFJX Pittsburg)
Talks continue outside of the courtroom toward a resolution over a lawsuit between the Missouri attorney general's office and the Carthage Humane Society.
Huge legal fees dog attorney (Pasadena Star-News)
Concerns about legal fees trail Rosemead's city attorney, Bonifacio Garcia. Officials at several cities have complained about high bills, questionable charges and lack of city attorney experience.
Services for prominent San Diego attorney set (North County Times)
ENCINITAS -- Prominent local attorney Ben A. Borevitz passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, his family said Sunday. Borevitz was raised in Vista, had his own law practice in San Diego and was involved in several philanthropic, political and civic activities.
Lawyer: 'Serial killer' label unfair for Lansing killings suspect (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
LANSING, Mich. -- A lawyer for a prison parolee suspected of killing five women in the state capital in just over a month said Monday that labeling his client a serial killer is...
$8 million in attorney fees? S.C. high court to have its say (The Herald)
COLUMBIA -- The S.C. Supreme Court this month will consider whether two Columbia lawyers should receive at least $8 million in attorney fees for their work in a state retirees' case.
Rift between lawyer, 'new' witness in Estrada case looms (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A possible rift is looming between a lawyer and a potential witness in former president Joseph Estrada's corruption trial after the witness remained incommunicado a day after failing to show up for a press conference in Manila.
Criminal defense lawyer works to help officers roll (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Jimmy Binns wants to set the record straight: He makes his living as a big-time criminal defense lawyer - but he would take a bullet for a cop.
Book claims Smith blamed lawyer for her son's death (Deseret Morning News)
In her most desperate moments, Anna Nicole Smith feared that her lawyer boyfriend Howard K. Stern played a role in her only son's death, a new book about the former Playboy Playmate's demise alleges.
Unit of State Attorney's Office arranges creative punishments (Sun-Sentinel)
State attorney's unit arranges punishments for lasting effect There was a group of Israeli students who mingled with the teens at Palm Beach County's juvenile detention center this summer, offering delinquents an eye-opening view of another culture.
Attorney sentenced in mortgage fraud scheme (Fairfax Times)
A United States District Judge on Aug. 30 sentenced a former bankruptcy attorney from Fairfax, Leslie W. Lickstein, to 12 months and one day in prison following his conviction in May 2007 of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. Lickstein, 54, was also ordered to pay $1.1 million in restitution.