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Panel OKs attorney general nominee (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By Dan Eggen and Paul Kane WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly approved the nomination of Michael Mukasey as attorney general Tuesday, moving him a step closer to assured confirmation on the Senate floor as the new head of the troubled Justice Department. The committee's 11-8 vote in favor of Mukasey was accompanied by an impassioned debate between his supporters and ...
Staten Island re-elects district attorney (Newsday)
A hotly contested race for Staten Island district attorney was the only race yesterday to get much attention in New York City on Election Day.
Lawyer for woman accused of killing newborn wants new trial (CNews)
WETASKIWIN, Alta. - The lawyer for a young woman accused of strangling her newborn son has applied for the retrial to be heard outside her hometown of Wetaskiwin, Alta.
Attorney general nominee advances (The Columbus Dispatch)
WASHINGTON -- Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey is expected to be confirmed as the next attorney general as early as next week after a Senate panel gave his nomination the go-ahead yesterday.
Al Fayed lawyer outlines scenario for staging an accident in tunnel (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
LONDON - A lawyer representing Mohamed al Fayed at the inquest into the death of his son and the Princess of Wales outlined a scenario Wednesday for engineering a crash in the Paris road tunnel where the couple died 10 years ago.
Al Fayed lawyer at Princess Diana inquest outlines scenario for staging an accident in tunnel (San Diego Union-Tribune)
LONDON, 7:05 a.m. Nov. 7 (AP): A lawyer representing Mohamed al Fayed at the inquest into the death of his son and Princess Diana outlined a scenario on Wednesday for engineering a crash in the Paris road tunnel where the couple died 10 years ago.
Lawyer Sues President Bush (KMBC TheKansasCityChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer arrested last year after holding an anti-war sign at a political rally where President Bush spoke has filed a lawsuit, claiming the chief executive violated his constitutional rights.
Lawyer Sues President Bush (KMBC-TV Kansas City)
A lawyer arrested last year after holding an anti-war sign at a political rally where President Bush spoke has filed a lawsuit.
Lawyer outlines Diana crash 'plot' (CNN.com)
LONDON, England (AP) -- A lawyer representing Mohamed al Fayed at the inquest into the death of his son and Princess Diana on Wednesday outlined a scenario for engineering a crash in the Paris road tunnel where the couple died 10 years ago.
NY attorney general probes Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that his office has sent subpoenas to mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac seeking information on loans that the two companies purchased from banks, including Washington Mutual Inc.
Tester, Baucus will oppose Attorney General nomination (KXLY-TV Spokane)
HELENA, MT -- Montana Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus say they will oppose Michael Mukasey's nomination to be attorney general.
District Attorney probes Irwindale travel spending (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
IRWINDALE - The District Attorney's Office is investigating allegations that city officials misused nearly $200,000 of public funds on five New York City junkets.
Copperfield's Lawyer: Illusionist A Victim Of Smear Campaign (AccessHollywood)
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 6, 2007) - David Copperfield may have been a victim of an extortion plot. This is according to a defense lawyer for the magician. Yesterday, TMZ. com posted documents, which they report were allegedly distributed to Copperfield’s assistants, revealing tactics he may have used to...
Convicted killer's lawyer in hot seat in bid for new trial (Rocky Mountain News)
Tim Masters' former lawyer this morning disputed the notion that he still is bound to "zealously represent" the man who is serving a life sentence for the Feb. 11, 1987, murder of Peggy Hettrick.
Greene attorney wasn't there for alleged confession 3:15 PM (WCNC Charlotte)
CONCORD, N.C. -- An attorney hired by the family of Lisa Greene on the day she allegedly confessed to setting a fire that killed her two children was not allowed in the room when she was interviewed, the attorney testified Wednesday.
Court Rules Against Lawyer Who Donated Bombing Documents (Chronicle of Philanthropy)
The United States Tax Court ruled that a lawyer who represented the convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was not eligible to receive a charitable contribution tax deduction for the thousands of trial documents he donated to the University of Texas in 1997.
WaMu Responds to NY Attorney General's Press Release (Finanzen.net)
Washington Mutual, Inc. (NYSE:WM), In response to the press releases issued recently by the New York Attorney General’s Office regarding its probe of industry-wide mortgage appraisal practices, the company issued the following comments: ...
Florida Attorney General Establishes Cyber Fraud Task Force (WCTV Tallahassee)
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has unveiled a Cyber Fraud task force to fight internet-related crimes.
Jury reaches impasse in trial of Montreal lawyer accused of gangsterism (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL - The jury deliberating the case of former Hells Angels lawyer Benoit Cliche appeared to settle in for the long haul Wednesday just as it reached an impasse in deliberations.
Treatment of terror trial lawyer 'is an attack on freedom of speech' (The Scotsman)
A HIGH-POWERED coalition of politicians, writers and lawyers last night joined forces to warn that the courts' treatment of human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar represented an "attack on freedom of speech".
Harris Needs New Lawyer (WETM 18)
Calvin Harris needs to start looking for a new lawyer. That’s because Joseph Cawley won a judge seat in Broome County.
Attorney General OKs Second Proposal To Ban Gay Adoptions (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Wednesday approved a conservative Christian group's second proposed ballot initiative to ban unmarried couples from adopting or becoming foster parents in Arkansas.
Gov. orders police to take Windsor pot cases to attorney general (Boston Globe)
Gov. Jim Douglas is ordering state law enforcement officers to send significant marijuana cases in Windsor County to the attorney general's office or United States attorney rather than the county prosecutor.
Farrow attorney responds to Justice Department letter (WMCTV Memphis)
Javier Bailey, the attorney for DeAunta Farrow's mother, took issue with the Justice Department's report, saying it didn't talk with all the witnesses involved. Bailey insisted the case is far from over.
Attorney Ernest Kinney is Defending Himself tonight (KFSN-TV Fresno)
Well-known local defense attorney Ernest Kinney is defending himself tonight after one of his cases was overturned.
Contract Talks Set With County Attorney Choice (The Tampa Tribune)
County commissioners have directed their vice chairman, Ted Schrader, to negotiate a contract with Jeffrey Steinsnyder, whom they named the next county attorney on Tuesday.
Lawyer Makes It Easier to Provide for Pets After Death (Law.com)
As a lawyer concentrating in estate planning, Peter Canalia frequently was asked by clients to set up trusts for their pets. Recently, the Illinois lawyer launched a service he hopes will make pet trusts affordable for just about anyone who wants to make sure their dog, cat, parakeet or whatever is cared for after they're gone. "For many people, a pet becomes a part of your life," says Canalia, ...
K-Fed’s Lawyer Calls Emergency Hearing for Tomorrow (Extra TV)
Kevin Federline’s lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan has reportedly called an emergency hearing in the custody battle between Kevin and Britney Spears, allegedly because Brit has failed to follow drug-testing procedures.
Lawyer outlines scene for staging Diana crash (Independent Online)
A lawyer representing Mohamed al Fayed at the inquest into the death of his son and Princess Diana has outlined a scenario for engineering a crash in the Paris road tunnel.
'Masterful' plan helped lawyer defeat Washington DA (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
A remarkable grass-roots effort and voter dissatisfaction led to a stunning victory for Washington County lawyer Steven M. Toprani, who unseated longtime District Attorney John C. ...
Defendant acts as own attorney in death penalty trial (The Daily Comet)
LEXINGTON, S.C. A Lexington County man on trial for killing two people is acting as his own attorney as he tries to avoid going to death row for a second time.
Zimbabwe attorney general arrested (Financial Times)
Zimbabwe’s attorney general has been arrested and charged with corruption in connection with allegations he promised to help a fugitive banker who had fled the southern African nation, police said on Thursday.
Lawyer says case would mean double jeopardy (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Port Washington - The lawyer for a former Thiensville psychiatrist charged in Ozaukee County with stealing his...
Training agency suspends Giusto attorney (The Oregonian)
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Lt. Bruce McCain has been suspended from teaching duties at the state agency that trains Oregon's police officers because of his decision to act as the personal attorney for his embattled boss.
He's his own lawyer - with limits (Philadelphia Daily News)
In an unusual move, a defendant accused of raping a 10-year-old girl exercised his constitutional right yesterday to be his own lawyer.
Zimbabwe attorney-general arrested (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwe's attorney-general has been arrested on misconduct charges after he met a fugitive former banker, police said Thursday.
Zimbabwe police arrest, charge attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Zimbabwe's attorney general faces corruption charges after being briefly detained over allegations he promised to help a fugitive banker who had fled the southern African nation avoid arrest, police said on Thursday.
John Grenier, Birmingham lawyer, state GOP pioneer, dies at 77 (Birmingham News)
Birmingham lawyer John Grenier, considered by many the founding father of the modern-day Alabama Republican Party, has died. Mr. Grenier, 77, died at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center on Tuesday.
Judge tosses out lawyer's mortgage fraud charges (Toronto Star)
A judge has thrown out charges against a York Region lawyer who was accused of participating in a mortgage fraud, ruling he has already suffered financially, emotionally and physically because of a delay in bringing his charges to court.
Zimbabwe Attorney-General charged with corruption (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Zimbabwe's Attorney-General has been arrested and charged with corruption in connection with allegations he promised to help a fugitive banker who had fled the southern African nation, police said.
Kauai lawyer gets 10-year jail term (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)
LIHUE » A Kauai lawyer convicted of swindling a Hurricane Katrina survivor out of the proceeds of the sale of her Princeville home has received a 126-month federal jail sentence, officials announced yesterday.
Defendant acts as own attorney in death penalty trial (The State)
A Lexington County man on trial for killing two people is acting as his own attorney as he tries to avoid going to death row for a second time. Norman Starnes said he decided to represent himself after the state Supreme Court seven years ago overturned his murder convictions and death sentence for the shootings of two men in his Pelion home in January 1996. "I believe that I know this case ...
Attorney: Beating suspect hears voices (Baltimore Examiner)
Attorney Richard Miller stood in a Baltimore City courtroom Wednesday and listed reason after reason why his teenage client, Eric Price, turned to criminal activity.
Lawyer denies lying to police about crash (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - November 8, 2007 7:15 AM ET RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A Killington lawyer who sometimes serves as a traffic court judge has denied charges that he lied to police about his role in...
Zim attorney general is charged (BBC News)
Zimbabwe's attorney general has been charged with misconduct over a meeting with a banker who was on a police wanted list.
Zim attorney general is charged (BBC News)
Zimbabwe's attorney general has been charged with misconduct over a meeting with a banker who was on a police wanted list.
Attorney General takes aim at Upstate violence (WROC Rochester)
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will launch a new program today he says will help make neighborhoods safer. The plan is part of Cuomo's Upstate Gun, Gang, and Drug Initiative.
Khadr's lawyer wants trial delayed amid reports of changes at Guantanamo (Canada.com)
WASHINGTON - The lawyer for Canadian terror suspect Omar Khadr is calling for his trial to be halted, as reports say Pentagon officials are considering major changes in the rights accorded prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
Canadian's lawyer says barred from Guantanamo trial (Canada.com)
MIAMI (Reuters) - A civilian lawyer for the only Canadian terrorism suspect held at Guantanamo said on Wednesday he had been barred from his client's hearing at the U.S. base next week because of a dispute with military defense lawyers.
U.S. Marine lawyer barred from testifying (UPI)
A Marine Corps lawyer reportedly was barred by the Bush administration from testifying before the U.S. Congress that interrogation techniques harmed a case.