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Legislator's attorney says he won't try to move trial (Sun-Sentinel)
State Rep. Bob Allen's attorney doubts an impartial jury can be seated when the lawmaker's sex solicitation trial starts today. But defense attorney Greg Eisenmenger said he won't try to move the proceedings outside of Brevard County because of the national attention the case has received.
Lawyer was corporate, tax specialist (The Columbus Dispatch)
A prominent Columbus lawyer who played a key role in transforming Naples, Fla., into a destination for retirees died Friday after a two-month illness.
Department of Justice investigates attorney in Boston voting lawsuit (Boston Globe)
The US Department of Justice is investigating whether its lead attorney in a voting-rights lawsuit against the City of Boston collected pay and travel-related expenses for the Boston case while spending most of the time at a beach house on Cape Cod.
Pak Attorney General hints at reducing number of Supreme Court judges (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Islamabad/Lahore, Nov 5 (ANI): Pakistan Attorney-General Malik Mohammad Qayyum has hinted that the number of Supreme Court judges may be reduced to 13, 12 or even 10 from the existing 19, a media report has revealed. Qayyum set aside the impression that military courts would be set up across the country, adding that 'civilian rule' would continue to prevail, the Dawn reported. He also ...
Feingold to Vote Against Attorney General Nominee (WEAU Eau Claire)
Senator Russ Feingold says he'll vote against Michael Mukasey's nomination for U.S. Attorney General.
Attorney general warns of phone scam :Con artists pose as consumers' credit card institutions. (South Bend Tribune)
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is warning Hoosiers about a telephone scam in which con artists pose as the consumer's credit card institution to inform them of fraud on their account.
Prosecutor refers lawyer's pot case to court diversion (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - November 5, 2007 7:25 AM ET WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - A 61-year-old Windsor lawyer facing felony marijuana possession charges is getting a chance to clear her...
Senate should scrutinize incoming attorney general (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
WITH decisions by Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Dianne Feinstein to break ranks from the Democratic Party and approve of Michael E. Mukasey as attorney general, his confirmation is virtually assured.
McCain reiterates support of attorney general nominee (WOI-TV Des Moines)
MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain is reiterating his support for Michael Mukasey's (myoo-KAY'-zeez) as attorney general, despite Mukasey's refusal to classify waterboarding as torture.
Prosecutor refers lawyer's pot case to court diversion (Boston Globe)
A 61-year-old Windsor lawyer who has served as a family court judge and was facing felony marijuana possession charges is getting a chance to clear her record.
Prosecutor Refers Lawyer's Pot Case To Court Diversion (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
A 61-year-old Windsor lawyer facing felony marijuana possession charges is getting a chance to clear her record.
Ozark Profile : Attorney ad litem acts as voice for children (NWAnews.com)
As an attorney ad litem representing children involved in abuse and neglect cases, Diane Warren has seen her share of sad stories. But she’s also seen some happy endings, as several of her clients were adopted into permanent homes this past year. (Northwest Arkansas Times)
Drug Charges Dropped Against Lawyer, Part-Time Judge (WCAX-TV Vermont)
A judge has dismissed drug charges against an Upper Valley lawyer and part-time judge accused of growing pot.
Mountain Home lawyer fires 'toy' gun in sheriff's office (FOX 16 Little Rock)
A Mountain Home lawyer quickly discovered Friday that the small gun someone handed him inside of the Baxter County Sheriff's Office was not a laser pointer.
National Assembly will be dissolved by Nov 15: Pak Attorney General (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Islamabad, Nov 5 (ANI): Pakistan's Attorney General today said that the National Assembly would be dissolved by November 15. The News quoted the Attorney General as saying that the general elections would be held within 60 days after the dissolution of the assemblies. Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz also said that in a BBC report that the elections would be held as scheduled, despite President ...
Defeated bets cannot be appointed to public offices: lawyer (Sun Star)
CANDIDATES who vied for positions in the 2004 national and local elections but lost could not be appointed to a government position within one year from the date of elections, said a lawyer from the Baguio City Legal Office.
ICANN taps New Zealand lawyer to replace Cerf (ZDNet)
The Internet overseer appoints Peter Thrush to be its new chairman, "a clear signal that ICANN has matured," Vint Cerf says. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has elected New Zealand lawyer Peter Dengate Thrush as its new chairman, replacing one of the Internet's "founding fathers,"...
Anti-doping powers tested by Bosman lawyer's appeal (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An appeal by a lawyer for disgraced cyclist Andriy Kashechkin over the right to submit athletes to doping tests could threaten to change the face of sport when the case is heard Tuesday.
Montreal lawyer to head CBC (The Globe and Mail)
OTTAWA — Montreal lawyer and broadcaster Hubert Lacroix has been named president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and Radio-Canada.
W.H. Contempt Charges Loom In Attorney Firings (CBS4 Miami)
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers exhorted the White House Monday to comply with subpoenas of President Bush's key confidants in connection with a probe of U.S. attorney firings.
Anti-doping powers tested by Bosman lawyer's appeal (TODAYonline)
An appeal by a lawyer for disgraced cyclist Andriy Kashechkin, seen here in July 2007, over the right to submit athletes to doping tests could threaten to change the face of sport when the case is heard on 6 November.
ICANN Taps Kiwi Lawyer to Take Over Top Office (TechNewsWorld.com)
A New Zealand lawyer long active on Internet addressing policies was elected Friday as the first non-American chairman of a key oversight agency, replacing Internet pioneer Vint Cerf. The board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers selected Peter Dengate Thrush, 52, over telecommunications expert Roberto Gaetano, of Italy.
House Judiciary Committee pushes subpoenas in U.S. attorney firings (ABC 15 Phoenix)
CAPITOL HILL (AP) - House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers is pressuring the White House to comply with subpoenas of key presidential advisers in the ongoing probe of U.S. attorney firings.
Lawyer to seek transfer of "beaten" man in Fiji (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for businessman Ballu Khan, currently being detained in a Fiji hospital after allegedly being beaten by police, will seek to have him moved to New Zealand for treatment.
Montreal lawyer Lacroix tapped to head CBC/Radio-Canada (CBC)
A Montreal lawyer whose resumé includes work as a Radio-Canada sports commentator has been named the new head of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Reiser will take stand in his murder trial, attorney says (San Francisco Chronicle)
Computer programmer Hans Reiser plans to take the stand in his own defense to deny he murdered his estranged wife, his attorney said today. Reiser, 43, may also be able to say where his wife is, defense attorney William Du Bois said, even though police...
Attorney says N.D. cities can't charge higher traffic fines (Grand Forks Herald)
BISMARCK - An attorney is arguing that North Dakota's cities cannot charge higher traffic fines than the state does.
Attorney general says drunken driving figures 'appalling' (Fargo Forum)
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A new state crime report finds more arrests involving alcohol. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem calls the figures "appalling."
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.
Pelo attorney wants special prosecutor, charge dropped (The Pantagraph)
NEW 3:30 p.m. BLOOMINGTON -- The defense attorney for a former Bloomington police officer charged with raping four women is asking that a special prosecutor be appointed to handle the state’s case and that indictments charging the officer with stalking a woman be dismissed.
In court, Phelps-Roper's attorney seeks more details on charges (Gretna Breeze)
In a hearing Monday morning at the Sarpy County courthouse, Shirley Phelps-Roper and her attorney, Bassel El-Kasaby, asked the Sarpy County attorney's office for more information on the charges being brought against Phelps-Roper.
Sovereigntist Quebec lawyer satisfied Canadiens captain spoke French (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
QUEBEC - Saku Koivu's display of rudimentary French at a Montreal Canadiens home game last week is good enough for the sovereigntist Quebec City lawyer who criticized him.
Attorney Responds To Latest Motion Filed In ORU Case (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
The attorney who filed the lawsuit against Oral Roberts University responds to a move to disqualify him. Lawyers for the university filed a motion Friday claiming the opposing counsel, Gary Richardson, has a conflict of interest and should be removed from the case. The News On 6’s Ashli Sims reports ORU's attorneys claim Gary Richardson is playing both sides of the fence.
Subway Hero, Lawyer End Contentious Dispute (WNBC)
A commuter who saved a teenager who fell in front of an oncoming subway train and his lawyer have settled lawsuits they filed against each other over a contract they signed to exploit his name and heroism.
DeLuca attorney makes last-minute pitch for no expulsion (Boston Globe)
State Sen. Lou DeLuca's attorney made a last-minute pitch to a Senate committee Monday, urging members not to recommend expelling the lawmaker for asking a trash hauler with alleged mob ties to threaten someone.
NYC subway hero, lawyer settle lawsuits (AP via Yahoo! News)
A commuter hailed as a hero for saving a teenager who fell in front of a subway train has settled with his own lawyer over lawsuits they filed against each other.
Conrad Black strikes out in bid for new trial; lawyer gets break (Canadian Business)
CHICAGO - Conrad Black struck out Monday in his bid for a new federal fraud trial but the judge gave a slight break to a lawyer who worked on some the former media mogul's million-dollar deals.
NYC subway hero, lawyer settle lawsuits (The Charlotte Observer)
A commuter hailed as a hero for saving a teenager who fell in front of a subway train has settled with his own lawyer over lawsuits they filed against each other. Wesley Autrey Sr. had accused lawyer Diane L. Kleiman and her business partner Marc Antonio Esposito, of Marco Antonio Productions, of having him sign an unfair contract that gave them most of any money he earned because of his fame. ...
DeLuca attorney makes last-minute pitch for no expulsion (WTNH-TV New Haven)
Hartford (AP, Nov. 5, 2007 9:00 PM) _ State Senator Lou DeLuca's attorney is making a last-minute pitch to a Senate committee, urging it not to recommend expelling the lawmaker for asking a trash hauler with alleged mob ties to threaten someone.
Albania's Parliament Votes To Dismiss Attorney-General - AFP (Nasdaq)
TIRANA (AFP)--Albania's parliament voted on Monday to dismiss the country's attorney general, accused by Prime Minister Sali Berisha of links to organized crime and violations of the constitution.
Civil rights lawyer indicted on rare common-law embracery charge (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - November 5, 2007 10:15 PM ET CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A prominent Charlottesville civil rights lawyer has been charged with a rare common-law charge of embracery, or...
Lawyer Indicted On Rare Common-Law Embracery Charge (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
A prominent civil rights lawyer has been charged with attempting to improperly influence an Albemarle County grand jury, according to indictments unsealed Monday.
Attorney General Investigates Texas State Troopers Association (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)
The Texas attorney general is launching his own investigation after an NBC 5 investigation revealed most of the money donated to the State Troopers Association doesn't go to troopers, but to telemarketers.
Scott County attorney: Former coach Hugh Godsey trying to sway election (Kingsport Times-News)
GATE CITY — Scott County Attorney Dean Foster is wondering about the particular timing of an Equal Employment Opportunity complaint lodged against the county school system.
Attorney For Woodland Dentist Criticizes Reporters (CBS 13 Sacramento)
Attorney of Woodland dentist, Michael Rothschild, had some unusual advice for reporters after a court hearing today. More Local News
'D.C. Madam' Lawyer Suing Justices for 'Judicial Treason' (Law.com)
Why was lawyer Montgomery Blair Sibley, who recently represented "D.C. Madam" Deborah Palfrey, knocking on the Supreme Court's door? It's complicated, but he was suing the justices for "judicial treason" because they participated in an earlier case in which he had sued them for not taking a still earlier case. Got that? The Court did.
Pak to hold vote by mid-Jan, says Attorney-General (Indian Express Finance via Yahoo! India News)
Pakistan will hold a general election by mid-January, and the national and provincial assemblies will be dissolved in 10 days time, said Attorney-General Malik Abdul Qayyum. It has been decided there would be no delay in the election and by November 15, these assemblies will be dissolved and the election will be held within the next 60 days, said Qayyum. Pakistan s Western allies have sought ...
Pak to hold vote by mid-Jan, says Attorney-General (Express India)
Attorney-General Malik Abdul Qayyum said that the national and provincial assemblies would be dissolved in 10 days time.
Pelo attorney wants special prosecutor, charge dropped (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON -- The defense attorney for a former Bloomington police officer charged with raping four women is asking that a special prosecutor be appointed to handle the state’s case and that indictments charging the officer with stalking a woman be dismissed.
'D.C. Madam' Lawyer Suing Justices for 'Judicial Treason' (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Why was lawyer Montgomery Blair Sibley, who recently represented "D.C. Madam" Deborah Palfrey, knocking on the Supreme Court's door? It's complicated, but he was suing the justices for "judicial treason" because they participated in an earlier case in which he had sued them for not taking a still earlier case.