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Craig's lawyer says Idaho senator pleaded guilty under stress (Orange County Register)
WASHINGTON Sen. Larry Craig should be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea in a sex sting because he was under extreme stress after being hounded by journalists asking questions about his sexuality, his lawyer argues.
Attorney: Marine innocent in abuse of recruits (Orange County Register)
Drill instructor accused of 18 counts of abusing recruits. SAN DIEGO– A Marine drill instructor and Iraq war veteran charged with 18 counts of abusing recruits at one of the Corps' two training depots is innocent, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney: Marine from Ohio innocent in abuse allegations (CBS 47 Fresno)
A Marine drill instructor and Iraq war veteran accused of 18 counts of abusing recruits at one of the Corps' two training depots is innocent, his attorney said Monday.
Wrongfully accused lawyer back in court over Patriot Act (KMTR Eugene)
Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield was back in court Monday to argue over the merits of the USA PATRIOT Act.
Wrongly-accused Portland lawyer challenges Patriot Act (KGW Portland)
PORTLAND -- Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield, whom the FBI wrongly accused in the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings, was back in court Monday, to argue the merits of the USA Patriot Act's provisions for surveillance of U.S. citizens.
Children's right to life should trump parents' rights, B.C. lawyer tells court (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER (CP) - The rights of children in need of potentially life-saving medical treatment should trump any rights of their parents, a lawyer argued Monday in a case involving blood transfusions given to four surviving sextuplets.
Wrongly accused Oregon lawyer back in court over Patriot Act (KMTR Eugene)
Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield, whom the FBI wrongly accused in the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings, was back in court Monday, to argue the merits of the USA PATRIOT Act's provisions...
Ore. lawyer in court over Patriot Act (The Charlotte Observer)
The lawyer whom the FBI wrongly accused in the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings was in court Monday to urge a judge to strike down provisions of the USA Patriot Act that helped investigators conduct what he says were unconstitutional searches of his home and office. Brandon Mayfield settled part of his case against the federal government for $2 million in November but was allowed to continue to ...
Ore. lawyer in court over Patriot Act (USA Today)
The lawyer whom the FBI wrongly accused in the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings was in court Monday to urge a judge to strike down provisions of the USA Patriot Act that helped investigators conduct what he says were unconstitutional searches of his home and office.
Attorney: Marine from Ohio innocent in abuse allegations (WKYC Cleveland)
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An attorney for a Columbus Marine drill instructor and Iraq war veteran accused of 18 counts of abusing recruits at a training depot says his client is innocent.
Ore. Lawyer in Court Over Patriot Act (The Daily Comet)
PORTLAND, Ore. The lawyer whom the FBI wrongly accused in the 2004 Madrid terrorist bombings was in court Monday to urge a judge to strike down provisions of the USA Patriot Act that helped investigators conduct what he says were unconstitutional searches of his home and office.
Ore. Lawyer in Court Over Patriot Act (ABC News)
Oregon Lawyer Wrongly Accused in Madrid Bombings Back in Court Over Patriot Act
Currituck attorney: New voter map legal (The Daily Advance)
CURRITUCK — Currituck's proposed redistricting map complies with relevant state and federal statutes and would hold up in court if challenged, the county's attorney said last week.
Attorney: Marine from Ohio innocent in abuse allegations (The San Francisco Examiner)
SAN DIEGO ( Map , News ) - A Marine drill instructor and Iraq war veteran accused of 18 counts of abusing recruits at one of the Corps' two training depots is innocent, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney General Tries to Reinstate Charges Against Nancy Worley (WSFA 12 Montgomery)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Attorney General Troy King has asked a state appeals court to reinstate felony charges against former Secretary of State Nancy Worley over campaign letters she sent to state
Court finds attorney’s challenge premature, Kafantaris challenges (The East Liverpool Review)
LISBON — An appeals court ruled a challenge to two contempt findings premature since no punishment had been doled out yet against the attorney in question, George Kafantaris.
Pierce urges private attorney help Rutherford residency probe (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Chattanooga City Councilman Leamon Pierce said the city should hire a private attorney to help with City Attorney Randy Nelson's investigation of Councilwoman Marti Rutherford's residency.
S.C. high court disbars estate attorney (The State)
The S.C. Supreme Court on Monday disbarred Columbia estate attorney H. Dewain Herring, who was convicted in May of murder in the shooting death of a strip club manager. Herring, serving a 30-year prison sentence, voluntarily agreed with the S.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel to the “imposition of any sanction” within court rules, the high court said. For his disciplinary case, Herring admitted ...
Ed Jew's lawyer discusses plea agreement with prosecutors (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew met behind closed doors with prosecutors Monday to discuss a possible plea agreement to end the criminal case that now threatens to force the lawmaker from office and potentially send him to prison. Later in open...
State attorney general sues Houston food importer (Houston Chronicle)
A Houston food importer with a nine-year history of citations for storing products in filthy conditions has been sued by the Texas Attorney General's Office.
Ed Jew's lawyer discusses plea agreement with prosecutors (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew met behind closed doors with prosecutors Monday to discuss a possible plea agreement to end the criminal case that now threatens to force the lawmaker from office and potentially send him to prison. Later in open...
Lawyer concedes attacks on 6 girls (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Lawyer Larry Charles - who this year was found naked with a 14-year-old girl at the Criminal Justice Center - pleaded no contest yesterday to charges that he raped or sexually assaulted six young girls over a seven-year period.
Lawyer: Health and Rejuvenation Center cooperating in probe (New York Daily News)
A lawyer who represents a Florida anti-aging clinic said it has been cooperating for months with authorities who have been cracking down on illicit pharmacies and doctors.
Attorney General Martha Coakley Announces Settlement With Lynn Nursing Home For Failure To Investigate And Report ... (Medical News Today)
Attorney General Martha Coakley has reached a settlement with Sachem Associates, Inc., (d.b.a. Ann Carroll Nursing Home) and Carol Valeri, its sole owner and Administrator, which prohibits them from owning or operating a long term care facility in Massachusetts for 10 years. [click link for full article]
OC district attorney's office investigating Taser death (The Daily Comet)
ANAHEIM, Calif. Officials are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man who collapsed after police responding to a domestic-violence-related call subdued him with a stun gun, district attorney's officials said.
OC district attorney's office investigating Taser death (The Fresno Bee)
Officials are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man who collapsed after police responding to a domestic-violence-related call subdued him with a stun gun, district attorney's officials said.
Attorney: Marine refuses plea deal (Contra Costa Times)
LOS ANGELES -- A Marine officer accused of failing to investigate Iraqi civilian deaths in Haditha rejected a plea deal under which his charges would be dismissed in exchange for an admission that he covered up the killings, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney Implores Jury To Spare Peeler From The Death Penalty (New London Day)
Bridgeport — A Bridgeport man should be spared the death penalty for ordering the killing of an 8-year-old boy and his mother in 1999, in part because his own children would be devastated if he were put to death, his attorney said Monday.
Hogan family hires attorney Barry Cohen (FOX 13 Tampa Bay)
CLEARWATER – Just more than two weeks after their son and a friend were involved in a horrific car accident, the Hogan family has hired a high-profile criminal defense attorney.
Metro briefs | S.C. high court disbars estate attorney (The State)
The S.C. Supreme Court on Monday disbarred Columbia estate attorney H. Dewain Herring, who was convicted in May of murder in the shooting death of a strip club manager. Herring, serving a 30-year prison sentence, voluntarily agreed with the S.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel to the “imposition of any sanction” within court rules, the high court said. For his disciplinary case, Herring admitted ...
Lawyer: Televangelist files for divorce (AP via Yahoo! News)
Televangelist Juanita Bynum has filed for divorce from her husband, who is accused of beating her, her lawyer said.
Governor Appoints Edmond Attorney As OSU Regent (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Gov. Brad Henry appoints an Edmond attorney to the board of regents for Oklahoma State University. Andy Lester was named to the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges, which also governs Langston University, Conners State College, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
Lawyer had role in some of city's highest-profile cases (The Scotsman)
MISSING lawyer Alan Mackay has worked as an advocate depute with the Crown Office since 2003.
Children's right to life trumps parents, lawyer says (CTV.ca)
The rights of children in need of potentially life-saving medical treatment should trump any rights of their parents, a lawyer argued Monday in a case involving blood transfusions given to four surviving sextuplets.
Ore. lawyer in court over Patriot Act (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer who was wrongly arrested in connection with the 2004 Madrid train bombings because of a misidentified fingerprint was back in court, this time asking a judge to strike down provisions of the USA Patriot Act.
Lawyer Found Guilty of Murder Disbarred (WLTX-TV Columbia)
A Columbia lawyer has agreed to give up his law license after he was found guilty of murder earlier this year in the killing of a strip club owner.
Lawyer: Televangelist Files for Divorce (San Francisco Chronicle)
Televangelist Juanita Bynum has filed for divorce from her husband, who is accused of beating her, her lawyer said. The divorce filing cites cruel treatment, Bynum's attorney, Karla Walker, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The divorce...
OC district attorney's office investigating Taser death (San Diego Union-Tribune)
3:01 a.m. Sept. 11 (AP): ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP ) – Officials are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man who collapsed after police responding to a domestic-violence-related call subdued him with a stun gun, district attorney's officials said.
Lawyer: Michigan man says he killed Dutch student with ax (Detroit News)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- A Michigan man, seeking to punish the Netherlands for its support of the war in Iraq, says he killed a 22-year-old Dutch student with an ax after failing to find a soldier to kill, his lawyer said Tuesday.
In brief: Mental health group to honor county attorney (El Paso Times)
County Attorney José Rodríguez will receive the 2007 Heroes in the Fight award Wednesday during a ceremony in Austin. Rodríguez is one of seven recipients of the award, which is presented by Mental Health America of Texas.
U.S. Attorney Assigns $725,000 in Grant Money for Anti-Gang Efforts (WLTX-TV Columbia)
United States Attorney Reginald Lloyd announced a total of $724,888 in grant money will be awarded to law enforcement for efforts to thwart gang violence.
Settlement Reached Between Attorney General and Oil Company (KRON 4 Bay Area)
Posted September 11, 2007 at 11:40 a.m. SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - In exchange for Attorney General Jerry Brown's dropping opposition to the building of a new plant, oil giant ConocoPhillips Co. is agreeing to emission reduction efforts.
No deal in Ed Jew case - lawyer for supervisor says he won't resign (San Francisco Chronicle)
Supervisor Ed Jew will reject an offer from prosecutors to settle their criminal case against the lawmaker in exchange for his resignation from office, a lawyer for the supervisor said today. "Everything is negotiable except that," defense attorney Bill Fazio...
Meining will plead guilty to son's murder, attorney says (The Columbian)
Vancouver mother Kelly N. Meining is expected to plead guilty Wednesday morning in Clark County Superior Court to first-degree murder in the 2006 stabbing death of her 20-month-old son, her attorney said Tuesday.
New Durham district attorney may be ineligible for the office (The Daily Comet)
DURHAM, N.C. The assistant district attorney appointed to take over the office once held by disgraced Duke lacrosse prosecutor Mike Nifong may be ineligible for the job, a newspaper reported Tuesday.
Knicks Coach Sexually Harassed Executive, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- New York Knicks Coach Isiah Thomas subjected the former head of business operations for the team, Anucha Browne Sanders, to obscenity-laced tirades and made numerous sexual advances, her lawyer told jurors in New York.
Alabama Attorney General urges residents to not serve minors (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Alabama Attorney Gen. Troy King is calling on state residents to honor "National We Don't Serve Teens Week", designated by the Federal Trade Commission for Sept. 10-15.
LAWYER: Mayor Could Have Settled for Less (WXYZ-TV Detroit)
The lawyer for two former Detroit police officers who were awarded $6.5 million in a whistleblower case says the city could have settled the case for much less. INSIDE: Watch...
Tecumseh man confesses to killing Dutch student with ax, lawyer says (The Toledo Blade)
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — A Tecumseh, Mich., man, seeking to punish the Netherlands for its support of the war in Iraq, has confessed to axing a 22-year-old Dutch student to death after failing to find a soldier to kill, his lawyer said today.
Attorney General Nomination Expected This Week (Fox News)
President Bush is very close to naming his pick to succeed Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, an announcement that could come as early as Wednesday, administration officials tell FOX News