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Khmer Rouge deputy picks Dutch defense lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Khmer Rouge "Brother Number Two," Nuon Chea, has chosen a Dutch academic with experience in war crimes trials in Bosnia and Sierra Leone as his defense lawyer, Cambodia's "Killing Fields" tribunal said on Thursday.
Dutch war crime lawyer joins team to defend detained Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A Dutch war crimes lawyer has joined the defense team of one of the top leaders of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime ahead of his trial by Cambodia's U.N.-backed genocide tribunal, the lawyer said in a statement.
Khmer Rouge No. 2 picks Dutch defence lawyer (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters PHNOM PENH, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Khmer Rouge "Brother Number Two", Nuon Chea, has chosen a Dutch academic with experience in war crimes trials in Bosnia and Sierra Leone as his defence lawyer ...
San Diego mayor hires outside attorney to handle landslide (Orange County Register)
Critics of city attorney say he may have made city vulnerable to liability in landslide case.
Khmer Rouge No. 2 picks Dutch defence lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Khmer Rouge "Brother Number Two", Nuon Chea, has chosen a Dutch academic with experience in war crimes trials in Bosnia and Sierra Leone as his defence lawyer, Cambodia's "Killing Fields" tribunal said on Thursday.
Bush nominee for attorney general repudiates use of torture (The Buffalo News)
WASHINGTON — Former federal judge Michael B. Mukasey, President Bush’s nominee for attorney general, Wednesday repudiated the use of torture in the interrogation of overseas terrorism suspects, and he vowed to keep partisan politics out of the Justice Department’s decision-making.
Attorney general nominee distances himself from Gonzales (Lawrence Journal-World)
Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey told senators Wednesday he will reject White House political meddling and overstepping its authority in terrorism cases if approved to run the Justice Department. He said he would resign if his legal or ethical doubts about administration policy are ignored.
Mukasey advances toward confirmation as attorney general (KLAS Las Vegas)
Associated Press - October 18, 2007 7:53 AM ET CAPITOL HILL (AP) - President Bush's nominee to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general appears in line for speedy confirmation.
Dutch lawyer to defend Cambodian suspect (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Dutch war crimes lawyer has joined the defense team of a former Khmer Rouge ideologist who has been detained pending trial by Cambodia's U.N.-backed genocide tribunal, a statement said Thursday.
Dutch Lawyer to Defend Cambodian Suspect (The Daily Comet)
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia A Dutch war crimes lawyer has joined the defense team of a former Khmer Rouge ideologist who has been detained pending trial by Cambodia's U.N.-backed genocide tribunal, a statement said Thursday.
Attorney General-Nomineee Mukasey Has Concerns About Media Shield Legislation (Canadian Business)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey said he has significant concerns about legislation that would shield reporters from being forced to reveal their sources by prosecutors. He did not endorse or reject the legislation and could face more questioning on the topic Thursday.
French President Sarkozy and his wife, Cecilia, have divorced, their lawyer says (Deseret Morning News)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Cecilia, have divorced after 11 years of marriage and months of questions about their relationship, their lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: French President, Wife Divorced (CBS News)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife of 11 years, Cecilia, have divorced, according to a lawyer for the couple. The marital drama has played out in French newspapers for months, and is now overshadowing a nationwide labor strike.
Attorney raising funds for prosecutor (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Richmond defense attorney Craig Cooley is soliciting donations to help Caroline County Commonwealth's Attorney Harvey Latney Jr. repay $300,000 that the prosecutor's secretary is accused of stealing from a client.
Lawyer named for suspect in beating (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
The former Goochland County resident accused of severely beating his neighbor received a court-appointed lawyer yesterday.
Attorney General nominee appears ready to allow some forms of torture (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
In an intense exchange Thursday with three Democrats, President Bush's nominee for attorney general left the door open for allowing an interrogation technique
Lawyer charged with bigamy for marrying 3 women (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines – A lawyer was charged yesterday with two counts of bigamy for marrying three women. The complaint, which is now at the Manila Regional Trial Court, was filed by another man who was “not the offended party.”
Adultery and misconduct: lawyer fined (Stuff)
A prominent Christchurch lawyer and businessman has been censured and fined for acting for both his long-term mistress and her unwitting husband, in a deal in which the husband signed away his interest in the family home.
N.Y. attorney general expands doctor-ranking probe (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York's attorney general on Thursday expanded his investigation into doctor-ranking programs run by health insurers, warning the programs may steer patients toward low-cost physicians at the expense of quality.
KPMG Trial Delayed, Lawyer Disqualified (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A federal judge in Manhattan delayed the trial of three former KPMG LLP executives and a one-time Sidley Austin LLP lawyer on Thursday after disqualifying a defense lawyer in the case.
State Refuses Nifong Request For Attorney Fees (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
The state Attorney General's office said it won't pay former Durham County prosecutor Mike Nifong's legal bills as he responds to a civil lawsuit filed by the three exonerated Duke lacrosse players falsely accused of rape.
N.Y. attorney general expands doctor-ranking probe (Reuters)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general on Thursday expanded his investigation into doctor-ranking programs run by health insurers, warning the programs may steer patients toward low-cost physicians at the expense of quality.
Lottery Proposal Re-Filed With Attorney General's Office (KATV Little Rock)
Little Rock (AP) - Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter submitted a revised proposal to create a state-run lottery to the attorney general's office Thursday.
Attorney general accuses two men of insurance fraud (KTRE-TV East Texas)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Felony charges filed today in Oklahoma City accuse two Texans of insurance fraud. Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson says the investigation involves 61-year-old Jimmy Warren Wolff of Arlington and 73-year-old Rodney Williams of Fort Worth.
Ex-city attorney apologizes over dog spat with neighbor (Rocky Mountain News)
A former city attorney accused of harassing a neighbor in an argument over his dog has apologized as part of a tentative plea agreement that could wipe two misdemeanor charges from his record.
Lawyer censured for conflict in marriage deal (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A leading Christchurch businessman and lawyer has been found guilty of serious misconduct for acting for both his long-term mistress and her unwitting husband during their marriage break-up.
Judge scolds Kohring's lawyer for trying case in the press (KTVA Anchorage)
The lawyer defending former state Representative Vic Kohring got a scolding Wednesday in court. U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick told John Henry Browne, a Seattle criminal defense lawyer, to stop trying Kohring's bribery and corruption case in the press.
Attorney general nominee's answer on torture frustrates Democrats (CNN.com)
The refusal of attorney general-nominee Michael Mukasey to directly disavow waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques frustrated Senate Democrats Thursday.
Lawyer: Rutgers' player pressured to drop Imus suit (USA Today)
A lawyer who represented a Rutgers University women's basketball player complained to the school that her coach pressured the athlete to drop a lawsuit against Don Imus over the radio host's sexist and racist remarks about the team.
Lawyer: Coach Wanted Imus Suit Dropped (ABC News)
AP NewsBreak: Lawyer's Letters Accuse Rutgers Coach of Pushing Player to Drop Imus Suit
Attorney General Nominee Mukasey Questioned on Torture Views (The Online NewsHour)
Michael Mukasey, President Bush's nominee for U.S. attorney general, appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a second day Thursday and was closely questioned on his views on interrogation tactics and torture. Legal experts assess the confirmation hearings.
N.Y. attorney general expands doctor-ranking probe (Reuters via Yahoo!7 Health)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's attorney general on Thursday expanded his investigation into doctor-ranking programs run by health insurers, warning the programs may steer patients toward low-cost physicians at the expense of quality.
N.Y. attorney general expands doctor-ranking probe (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York's attorney general on Thursday expanded his investigation into doctor-ranking programs run by health insurers, warning the programs may steer patients toward low-cost physicians at the expense of quality.
Soldier's attorney asks for dismissal of charges (AccessNorthGA)
An attorney for a Hawaii-based soldier told an Army investigator Thursday his client was ordered by his platoon sergeant to shoot an Iraqi he's charged with murdering but intentionally missed.
Soldier's attorney asks for dismissal of charges (AccessNorthGA)
An attorney for a Hawaii-based soldier told an Army investigator Thursday his client was ordered to shoot an Iraqi he's charged with murdering but intentionally missed.
Murder suspect's lawyer asks judge to toss charge (Newsday)
A Nassau defense lawyer implored a judge to throw out murder charges against a West Babylon woman Thursday, saying the county's top homicide prosecutor ran roughshod over his client's rights just to get an indictment.
Attorney Gives Advice On Armory Proposal (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - City Attorney David Smith said Thursday he will suggest that city council members move forward with a discussion and vote on a land use agreement and rezoning changes for the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory.
Ga. soldier was ordered to murder detainee, lawyer says (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Honolulu, Hawaii — The lawyer for a Georgia soldier accused of murder argued Thursday that he was taking orders from a platoon leader who was a sadistic man in the vein of a character in the movie "Platoon."
Cousins' drug charge to be dropped - lawyer (Perth Now)
A DRUG charge against former West Coast Eagle Ben Cousins will be dropped next week, his lawyer says.
Tough 18 months for disbarred lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Disbarred Auckland lawyer Christopher Harder says he had been through the toughest 18 months of his life, working for a second chance in the profession.
Lawyer, Activist To Serve On St. Pete Council (The Tampa Tribune)
Despite a telephonic glitch, the city council Thursday chose a lawyer and three-term president of a domestic violence support group to fill out the term of former chairman John Bryan, who resigned and later committed suicide Sept. 7.
Lawyer, Activist To Serve On St. Pete Council (The Tampa Tribune)
Despite a telephonic glitch, the city council Thursday chose a lawyer and three-term president of a domestic violence support group to fill out the term of former chairman John Bryan, who resigned and later committed suicide Sept. 7.
Prosecutor accuses Temple's attorney of lying (Houston Chronicle)
Tempers flared Thursday in the David Mark Temple murder trial as prosecutors demanded that defense attorney Dick DeGuerin concede that he knew about case evidence for more than two years.
Attorney general nominee changes his tune (Houston Chronicle)
President Bush's choice for attorney general, Michael Mukasey, embraced some of the administration's most controversial legal positions Thursday, suggesting that Bush could ignore surveillance statutes in wartime and avoiding a declaration that simulated drowning constitutes torture under U.S. laws.
Lawyer: Coach wanted Imus suit dropped (AP via Yahoo! News)
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer who represented a Rutgers University women's basketball player complained to the school that her coach pressured the athlete to drop a lawsuit against Don Imus over the radio host's sexist and racist remarks about the team.
Kathleen McCree Lewis: Attorney and wordsmith (Detroit Free Press)
Expert verbal and written skills are key elements in the legal profession, and few used them better than Detroit attorney Kathleen McCree Lewis, colleagues and family said.
Mukasey hedges on legality of harsh U.S. interrogations / Dems throw tough questions at attorney general nominee (San Francisco Chronicle)
President Bush's nominee for attorney general declined to say Thursday whether he considers harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, which simulates drowning, to constitute torture or to be illegal if used on terrorism suspects. On the second...
Berkeley City Attorney Albuquerque retiring Nov. 30 (San Francisco Chronicle)
Manuela Albuquerque, the longest-serving city attorney in Berkeley's history, announced Thursday she is retiring after 26 years, ending a career marked by a long-running battle with the Sea Scouts and the current dispute over a proposed athletic center at...
Attorney General hopeful Mukasey waffles on torture (New York Daily News)
Retired New York Federal Judge Michael Mukasey backpedaled Thursday on torture at his confirmation hearings to be the next attorney general.
District attorney foes clash over two doctors' sentences (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
This week a judge sentenced a pediatric neurologist to five months in jail and five years' probation for the sexual abuse of a 10-year-old girl. He should have gotten much more time, a candidate for district attorney maintained Thursday.