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Spector narrows search for new lead attorney (Deseret Morning News)
Phil Spector has narrowed his search for a new lead attorney for his second murder trial to an unidentified California lawyer, the music producer's remaining lawyer told the trial judge Monday.
Calif. attorney general vows to sue EPA to force emission standards decision (Arizona Daily Star)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state's attorney general said Monday that he would sue the Environmental Protection Agency in an attempt to force it to decide whether to let California and 11 other states impose stricter standards on certain vehicle emissions.
Catherine Roraback, 87; civil rights lawyer (Los Angeles Times)
Her work on a string of cases challenging Connecticut's law banning contraceptives set the stage for of Roe v. Wade. Catherine Roraback, a civil rights lawyer whose work paved the way for the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark abortion rights decision, has died. She was 87.
Principal wrong in T-shirt case, school attorney says (Star-Gazette)
SPENCER -- While her "gay, fine by me" T-shirt got Heathyre Farnham, 16, sent home from Spencer-Van Etten High School on Sept. 21, the shirts are fine by the dress code, said the school's attorney, Jim Young.
Spector still lacks new lawyer (Los Angeles Times)
Two attorneys have rejected his request to defend him during his retrial in Lana Clarkson's killing. Music legend Phil Spector told a judge Monday that he's seeking a new attorney to defend him for the retrial of his murder case but has yet to find the lawyer he wants.
Gov’t execs in ‘Cabinet revamp’ want De Venecia out--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Government officials who might be affected by a Cabinet revamp being proposed by Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. are pushing for his ouster, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer in custody after being accused of 3d sex assault (Boston Globe)
A Middlesex County judge has revoked bail for a former criminal defense lawyer facing sexual assault charges after he was accused of attacking a third woman while in Miami Beach.
Liberia: Chief Justice Discharges Senate's Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
Hearing into the writ of prohibition filed by Liberia's Auditor General, John Morlu, against the Liberian Senate has for the third time been rescheduled as the Supreme Court Monday discharged Senate's lawyer, Cllr. Jonathan Williams from serving as legal representative in the prohibition case.
MSD's lawyer accused of fraud (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A lawsuit filed by one of his partners alleged that the longtime outside counsel for the Metropolitan Sewer District helped another lawyer in the firm file a fraudulent application with the agency to become an independent female contractor.
Apologize over 'brownshirts' remark, police chief tells lawyer (CBC)
The chief of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says a St. John's lawyer went too far with remarks about his officers' handling of a sexual assault investigation.
McIntosh lawyer tries to block resentencing (Daily Pennsylvanian)
Former Neurosurgery professor Tracy McIntosh's lawyer has filed a petition to halt McIntosh's Dec. 21 court-ordered resentencing for a 2002 sexual assault.
Leesburg Attorney Launches Campaign Opposing Plowman (Leesburg Today)
John Flannery, an attorney at Campbell Miller Zimmerman in Leesburg, announced today that he is launching a write-in campaign for the Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney post.
Disbarred attorney arrested (The Daily Iberian)
A former New Iberia attorney was arrested Wednesday for continuing to practice law despite being disbarred last year. Charles Calahan, 65, was charged with five counts of unlawful practice of law. He was released from the Iberia Parish Jail on a $25,000 bond.
Attorney General files ‘friend of the court’ brief in grand jury case (The Citizens' Voice)
The state Attorney General’s Office has stepped into the state Supreme Court battle over a grand jury investigation into Mount Airy Casino Resort developer Louis DeNaples.
Press Rabat over warrants, lawyer urges Sarkozy (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
French President Nicolas Sarkozy should use his visit to Morocco to press for the arrest of five people wanted over the 1960s abduction of a Moroccan opposition leader in Paris, the family's lawyer said on Tuesday.
Attorney general investigating campaign contributions (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Investigators from the attorney general's office have begun a probe to determine if some financial contributions to candidates for governor were improper. "I can confirm we have an ongoing investigation," Attorney General Greg Stumbo said Monday. The Kentucky Registry of Election Finance also is looking for ways to improve its auditing process to better identify questionable or unusual ...
Bel Air attorney indicted on theft charges (Baltimore Sun)
A Bel Air attorney has been indicted in an alleged conspiracy to steal more than $1.6 million from his clients and friends.
Longtime local attorney's license suspended for improper liens (The Columbian)
Clark County attorney John L. Meader has had his legal license suspended for six months. The Washington Supreme Court recently approved the suspension of Meader, which was effective Oct. 18.
Norfolk Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney arrested (WAVY 10)
An Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Norfolk was arrested on DUI charges in Chesapeake. Now there are questions about why a judge dismissed the case.
Attorney named Woman of Year (The Courier)
CEDAR FALLS --- Waterloo attorney Heather Prendergast was named Cedar Valley Woman of the Year by the Cedar Falls Business and Professional Women organization during National Business Woman's Week last week.
Attorney General receives, reviewing Bianchi complaint (Daily Herald)
A complaint accusing the McHenry County State's Attorney's office of illegal activities is in the hands of the Illinois Attorney General's office, an agency spokesman confirmed this morning.
Lawyer Ron favoured over Derby winner Street Sense in Breeders' Cup Classic (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
OCEANPORT, N.J. - Lawyer Ron was made the slight favourite over Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and Preakness winner Curlin on Tuesday for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
Lawyer Ron named favorite in Breeders' Cup Classic (Lexington Herald-Leader)
OCEANPORT, N.J. — Lawyer Ron was made the slight favorite over Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and Preakness winner Curlin on Tuesday for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Lawyer Ron, a runaway winner in the Whitney Handicap and the Woodward Stakes, finished a game second to Curlin in the Jockey Club Gold Cup in his last start. Street Sense, who also won the Jim Dandy and the Travers, was ...
Lawyer Ron 5-2 for Breeder's Cup Classic (UPI)
Lawyer Ron, winner of the Whitney and Woodward Handicaps, was established as a 5-2 favorite for Saturday's Breeder's Cup Classic at Monmouth Park in New Jersey.
Lawyer Ron is BC Classic favorite (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Lawyer Ron was made the slight favorite over Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and Preakness winner Curlin on Tuesday for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. Lawyer Ron, a runaway winner in the Whitney Handicap and the Woodward Stakes, finished a game second to Curlin in the Jockey Club Gold Cup in his last start. Street Sense, who also won the Jim Dandy and the Travers, was second to Hard ...
Lawyer Ron Is Breeders' Cup Classic Favorite (Washington Post)
OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Lawyer Ron was made the slight favorite over Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and Preakness winner Curlin on Tuesday for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
Lawyer Ron Is BC Classic Favorite (ABC News)
Lawyer Ron Favored Over Derby Winner Street Sense in Breeders' Cup Classic
Lawyer for former cop tries to convince jury client didn't kill mistress (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
NEWMARKET, Ont. - A former Toronto traffic cop accused of murdering his mistress wasn't acting as a "right-thinking member of society" when he decided to seal Linda Mariani's corpse in a garbage bin rather than call 911 after she died from an accidental fall, his lawyer argued Tuesday.
Former attorney general: Justice Dept. politicized under Bush (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
A Republican U.S. attorney general from the first Bush administration told a House panel Tuesday he thinks the Justice Department had political aims
Lawyer: Bhutto threatened with killing (UPI)
A lawyer for former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto reported Tuesday he received a written threat to assassinate her.
Boston lawyer charged in Miami in third sexual assault (Boston Globe)
A lawyer who already faces charges in two sexual assaults in Massachusetts has been charged in Miami for allegedly drugging and raping a college student.
Former attorney general raps White House (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Republican U.S. attorney general from the first Bush administration told a House panel Tuesday he thinks the Justice Department had political aims in prosecuting a high-profile Democratic coroner from Pennsylvania.
Pa. high court asks attorney general for opinion on slots inquiry (Centre Daily Times)
The Supreme Court has asked the state attorney general's office whether a county grand jury has the authority investigate licensing matters under the state's slot-machine law.
Former attorney general raps White House (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Republican U.S. attorney general from the first Bush administration told a House panel Tuesday he thinks the Justice Department had political aims in prosecuting a high-profile Democratic coroner from Pennsylvania.
Tyler Perry files suit against lawyer in land dispute (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Tyler Perry has decided to fight back against an 89-year-old Atlanta lawyer who has contested ownership of the Paces Ferry Road property on which the entertainment mogul is building a 30,000-square-foot mansion.
Lawyer Ron favored in Breeders' Cup Classic (Sports Illustrated)
Lawyer Ron was made the slight favorite over Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and Preakness winner Curlin on Tuesday for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
Lawyer Ron installed as early Breeders' Cup Classic favorite (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Lawyer Ron, trained by Todd Pletcher, was installed as the early favorite on Tuesday for the five million-dollar Breeders' Cup Classic.
Attorney: APD drug bust 'unwarranted' (News 8 Austin)
The attorney for the elderly man shot by police says the narcotics warrant was unwarranted, even though a small amount of drugs were seized.
Attorney: APD drug bust 'unwarranted' (News 8 Austin)
The attorney for the man shot Monday by an officer with APD's SWAT team in Southeast Austin says APD is misleading the public.
County Attorney upset about posting of address (KTVK Phoenix)
The Maricopa County Attorney lashed out at several media outlets in town, claiming that they have put him and his family in danger. Andrew Thomas is concerned about a story posted on line that has a link to his home address and the names of his children.
Keelty admission stuns Haneef lawyer (The Age)
Lawyer "astounded" at AFP chief's admission he warned about thin evidence against Indian doctor.
U.S. attorney leaving Cleveland post to become judge (WKYC Cleveland)
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A U.S. attorney in charge of prosecuting federal cases in northern Ohio is leaving to become a judge.
Bush Urged To Name U.S. Attorney (The Tampa Tribune)
Tampa freshman Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor on Tuesday called on President Bush to finally announce a nominee for U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida.
Attorney on the lam arrested in Florida (The Southern Illinoisan)
JONESBORO - A former Union County attorney accused of stealing money from clients was indicted last week and arrested this week in Florida, according to a news release from the Illinois Attorney General's office.
At Legal Ethics Conference, Disbarred Attorney Stewart Bemoans Erosion of Attorney Privilege (Law.com)
An unapologetic Lynne Stewart, disbarred and convicted for providing material support to a terrorist client, urged an audience at a Hofstra School of Law ethics conference last week to "stand up" against government infringement of attorney-client privilege. Stewart is appealing her conviction for helping the blind Sheik Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman communicate with his supporters in violation of ...
One Reason to Seek a New Trial: Your Lawyer Is a Stalker (Law.com)
Imagine being convicted of murder and later finding out that, during the trial, your lawyer was preoccupied with his own criminal prosecution. It happened to Mylee Cottle, and he's seeking a new trial on the ground that the lawyer's penal proceedings -- involving the same county prosecutor -- made for a conflict of interest as well as ineffective assistance. Before Cottle's trial, his lawyer, ...
Lawyer Ron heads Breeders' Cup Classic lineup (Asbury Park Press)
OCEANPORT -- Lawyer Ron has been tabbed the morning-line favorite for Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic -- Powered By Dodge at Monmouth Park, getting the nod over three younger rivals who finished first, second and third in the Kentucky Derby. Post positions were drawn and odds were set during a press conference at the track Tuesday. The eleven Breeders' Cup races, which have a ...
S.C. attorney general's office to prosecute York gang case (The Herald)
The state attorney general's office will direct the prosecution of a case involving what police say was the gang-related shooting death of York man last month, and the case might be presented before a state grand jury, officials said Tuesday.
At Legal Ethics Conference, Disbarred Attorney Stewart Bemoans Erosion of Attorney Privilege (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
An unapologetic Lynne Stewart, disbarred and convicted for providing material support to a terrorist client, urged an audience at a Hofstra School of Law ethics conference last week to "stand up" against government infringement of attorney-client privilege.
One Reason to Seek a New Trial: Your Lawyer Is a Stalker (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Imagine being convicted of murder and later finding out that, during the trial, your lawyer was preoccupied with his own criminal prosecution. It happened to Mylee Cottle, and he's seeking a new trial on the ground that the lawyer's penal proceedings -- involving the same county prosecutor -- made for a conflict of interest as well as ineffective assistance.