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San Francisco city attorney files suit to remove Ed Jew from board (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed suit Thursday to seek the permanent removal of Ed Jew from the Board of Supervisors, an action that could lead to a relatively quick resolution of the suspended supervisor's fate in city government. The suit,...
Haneef's lawyer urges Oz Immigration Minister Andrews to come clean (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Sydney, Nov.2 (ANI): Peter Russo, the lawyer defending Indian-born doctor Mohamed Haneef has called on the Australian Federal Police and Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews to come clean on a so-called secret plan to thwart a magistrate's decision to release the former terror suspect on bail. Russo has obtained a copy of an e-mail under the Freedom of Information laws that shows ...
Best to get a lawyer for estate plan (The Record)
I finally made an appointment with a lawyer to write my will after publicly scolding myself several times about my lack of an estate plan. So why did I spend a recent Sunday afternoon writing my own will using a cheap software program?
Pakistan attorney general says no martial law (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistan's attorney general said that President Pervez Musharraf does not intend to impose a state of emergency or martial law, despite a spiralling political crisis and Islamist violence.
Bush defends pick for attorney general (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By DAVID LIGHTMAN President Bush delivered a vigorous defense Thursday of his embattled attorney general nominee, Michael Mukasey, charging that Senate foes are holding the former judge to an impossible standard, one no nominee could meet. Many Senate Democrats are turning against Mukasey because he told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he considers an interrogation technique known as ...
Attorney wins strip-search ruling (The Buffalo News)
A federal judge has directed Erie County officials to turn over some internal e-mails to an attorney who is suing the county over strip-search procedures in the county jail.
Lawyer: Chapman's son sold N-word tape (The Charlotte Observer)
Television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman's son taped a private phone conversation in which the reality star used a racial slur repeatedly, then sold it to a tabloid for "a lot of money," Chapman's lawyer said Thursday. "I guess because of whatever level of anger he had of his father, he felt the need to express it in that manner," attorney Brook Hart told The Associated Press. Tucker Chapman ...
Andrew Cuomo Makes Waves As New York Attorney General (Nasdaq)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)--State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo started his political career as the Son of Mario Cuomo and took office this year as the Guy who Followed Eliot Spitzer.
Haneef's lawyer asks Andrews to come clean on 'secret plan' (Indian Express Finance via Yahoo! India News)
Indian doctor Mohamed Haneef s lawyer has asked the Australian police and Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews to come clean on a so-called secret plan to thwart a court s decision to release the former terror suspect on bail. Haneef s lawyer Peter Russo has obtained a copy of an email under Freedom of Information laws that shows contingencies had been developed in case the Gold Coast doctor was ...
Lawyer: 'Dog' Son Sold N-Word Tape (ABC News)
Lawyer says Duane 'Dog' Chapman's son sold the tape for "a lot of money."
Lawyer: Son of TV bounty hunter sold 'N-word' tape (CNN.com)
HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -- Television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman's son taped a private phone conversation in which the reality star used a racial slur repeatedly, then sold it to a tabloid for "a lot of money," Chapman's lawyer said Thursday.
Leahy to oppose Mukasey as attorney general (MSNBC)
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday he won't support Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey, further undercutting his chances for a quick confirmation, because he hasn't taken a firm enough stand against torture.
Teen driver charged in toddler's death wants to tell all: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The lawyer representing a teenager charged in a car crash that killed a toddler says he won't ask for a publication ban during the trial because his client wants everyone to know what really happened.
Best to get a lawyer for estate plan (The Record)
I finally made an appointment with a lawyer to write my will after publicly scolding myself several times about my lack of an estate plan. So why did I spend a recent Sunday afternoon writing my own will using a cheap software program?
Officials say fake lawyer represented accused drunken driver (Boston Globe)
An alleged drunken driver will get a new trial after court officials say he was represented by a fake lawyer.
Lawyer astounded feds won't seek client's clemency (CTV.ca)
The lawyer for a Canadian awaiting execution in a Montana prison says he was shocked by the federal government's announcement it will no longer seek clemency for his client.
Chandler attorney sworn in as superior court judge (The Arizona Republic)
A Chandler attorney was sworn in Friday as a Maricopa County Superior Court judge after his appointment by Gov. Janet Napolitano.
Key senator won't support Bush attorney general nominee (Sports Illustrated)
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday he won't support attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey, potentially derailing his confirmation over complaints that he hasn't taken a strong enough stand against torture.
Judiciary head to vote against Bush attorney general nominee (CNN.com)
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy will vote against the nomination of Michael Mukasey as attorney general, a source close to the senator told CNN Friday.
County attorney seeks death penalty for killer (The Arizona Republic)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced Friday that he will seek the death penalty for a man convicted of beating a woman to death after meeting her at Casino Arizona.
Key Senate panel chairman to vote against attorney general nominee Mukasey (Seattle Times)
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday he won't support Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey, further undercutting...
Judiciary head to vote against Bush attorney general nominee (Sports Illustrated)
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy will vote against the nomination of Michael Mukasey as attorney general, a source close to the senator told CNN Friday.
Leahy Says He Will Vote Against Mukasey's Nomination As Attorney General (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - In a move that could jeopardize Michael Mukasey's confirmation as Attorney General, Senator Patrick Leahy, the chairman of Senate Judiciary Committee, announced on Friday that he would vote no on Mukasey's nomination.
Lawyer wants Spanish doping scandal reopened in case involving Ullrich (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
BERLIN - A lawyer has requested that Ivan Basso and Spanish physician Eufemiano Fuentes - implicated in the Operation Puerto scandal - and three others be subpoenaed to testify in a German court case involving Jan Ullrich.
2 key Dems back attorney general pick (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Mukasey drew closer to becoming attorney general Friday after two key Senate Democrats said they would vote for him despite his refusal to define an interrogation technique that stimulates drowning as torture.
Mukasey's attorney general bid improves (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President George W. Bush's nomination of Michael Mukasey to be the next U.S. attorney general appeared virtually assured on Friday when two key Democrats declared their support, despite concerns by others about the retired judge's view of torture.
Key senator won't support Bush attorney general nominee (CNN.com)
MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) -- The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Friday he won't support attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey, potentially derailing his confirmation over complaints that he hasn't taken a strong enough stand against torture.
Fake lawyer defends accused drunk driver (AP via Yahoo! News)
An alleged drunken driver will get a new trial after court officials say he was represented by a fake lawyer. Howard Seidler, 62, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested Thursday when he returned to Stamford Superior Court for his client's sentencing.
State Farm Sues Miss. Attorney General (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
State Farm Insurance Cos. is suing Mississippi's attorney general for allegedly violating an agreement to end a criminal investigation of the insurer's handling of claims on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, according to court papers unsealed Friday.
Lawyer Ron Retires to Stonewall Farm (BloodHorse)
Grade I winner Lawyer Ron, the leading candidate for champion older male, has been retired from racing and will enter stud for a fee of $30,000 at Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Hartford lawyer gets six-year prison term on sexual assault, child porn charges (Journal Inquirer)
HARTFORD - A city lawyer was sentenced Friday to six years in prison and 30 years probation for sexually assaulting two girls and videotaping their encounters.
Bush attorney general nominee gets boost (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Mukasey drew closer to becoming attorney general Friday after two key Senate Democrats said they would vote for him despite his refusal to say whether waterboarding is torture.
Seagate to Pay up to $1.8M in Attorney Fees in False Advertising Suit (Law.com)
Seagate Technology will pay up to $1.79 million in plaintiffs attorney fees and reimburse millions of customers to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of overstating the storage capacity of its hard drives. Customers who bought the product in the U.S. between March 22, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2005 will get a 5 percent refund of the purchase price. Seagate sold 3.3 million hard drives in U.S. retail ...
Fargo lawyer ordered to prison for terrorizing (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - A lawyer accused of pointing a loaded and cocked gun close to a police officer's face has been ordered to prison for 18 months.
Lawyer: Juror's anti-Bosnian statements should compel new trial (The Bismarck Tribune)
A juror's vocal prejudice against Bosnians should be enough for the North Dakota Supreme Court to order a new trial for an immigrant who was convicted of taking part in a fairgrounds brawl, his lawyer said.
Lawyer's bid denied in Gilberts murder case (Daily Herald)
based lawyer pledged Friday to appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court to be reinstated as the defense attorney of a 30-year-old Gilberts man accused of murder and arson.
Key Dems back Bush attorney general choice (The Arizona Republic)
The nomination fight over attorney-general nominee Michael Mukasey effectively came to an end Friday, as two key Senate Democrats parted from their colleagues and announced their support for the former judge despite his controversial statements on torture.{b}Congress expected to override Bush's water-bill veto {b} Bush touts decline in violence in Iraq
Feinstein to support attorney general nomination / Support of 2 Dems on Judiciary Committee virtually assures Mukasey ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
The confirmation of Michael Mukasey as attorney general appeared to be all but certain Friday after two key Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee announced they would support the nomination despite complaints over Mukasey's refusal to clarify his views...
Klaudt's lawyer: It was immoral, not rape (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE -- Former state Rep. Ted Klaudt was wrong to trick two foster daughters into thinking he could help them make money by selling their reproductive eggs, but his purported medical examinations did not amount to rape, Klaudt's defense lawyer said Tuesday.
Bush attorney general nominee gets boost (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Mukasey drew closer to becoming attorney general Friday after two key Senate Democrats said they would vote for him despite his refusal to say whether waterboarding is torture.
Rapist's lawyer fights extradition (CNews)
The lawyer for an alleged U.S. fugitive accused in sex assaults on Canadian children says he's bracing to defend his client against "wild allegations" and fight extradition.
Rogers attorney announces run for circuit court (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — On the steps of the Benton County Courthouse on Friday, Rogers attorney Ray Bunch stepped into the race for circuit court judge. (Benton County Daily Record)
Musharraf arrests anti-government lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
PAKISTANI authorities today arrested the main lawyer who has been arguing in favour of challenges to military ruler Pervez Musharraf's re-election, private television reported.
Leading Pakistani lawyer detained in emergency (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A leading Pakistani lawyer and opposition figure, Aitzaz Ahsan, said he had been detained after President Pervez Musharraf invoked emergency powers on Saturday.
Pakistan arrests key anti-government lawyer: TV (Outlook India)
Pakistani authorities today arrested the main lawyer who has been arguing in favour of challenges to president Pervez Musharraf's re-election, private television reported.
Bush attorney general nominee gets boost (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By DEVLIN BARRETT and LARA JAKES JORDAN Michael Mukasey drew closer to becoming attorney general Friday after two key Senate Democrats said they would vote for him despite his refusal to say whether waterboarding is torture. The decision by Sens. Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein to back President Bush's nominee came shortly after the chairman of the committee, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., ...
Lawyer fires 'toy' gun in sheriff's office (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
An Arkansas lawyer pulled the trigger yesterday inside the Baxter County Sheriff's Office.
Bush continues to laud attorney general nominee (KPLC)
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush continues to push his choice for attorney general, using his weekly radio address to describe Michael Mukasey (myoo-KAY'-zee) as a "man of character."
Lawyer fires 'toy' gun in sheriff's office (KRON 4 Bay Area)
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - It wasn't a laser pointer -- it was a gun. An Arkansas lawyer quickly found that out when he pulled the trigger yesterday inside the Baxter County Sheriff's Office. He fired a round through a wall and into a computer monitor in the next room.
Mountain Home lawyer fires 'toy' gun in sheriff's office (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - November 3, 2007 3:34 PM ET MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - A Mountain Home lawyer quickly discovered that the small gun someone handed him yesterday inside of the Baxter County...