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Zimbabwe Attorney General Arrested (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Zimbabwe's attorney general was arrested and charged with misconduct in the case of a fugitive banker, state radio reported Thursday.
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.
Governor & Attorney General Propose Subprime Initiatives (WRGB Albany)
Governor Eliot Spitzer and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo are sending a letter to Congress calling for continued federal action to combat the subprime mortgage crisis on top of a series of intiatives they are taking at the state level.
Attorney Bruce Baber seeks judgeship (Paris Beacon)
Paris attorney Bruce Baber wants to be Edgar County’s next resident Circuit Judge. Announcing his candidacy, Baber said the decision represents a logical step in his legal career.
Governor: Send Windsor County Pot Cases to Attorney General (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Attorney General Bill Sorrell reacts to the governor's order that Windsor County felony pot cases bypass the county prosecutor.
U.S. hid witness who could help clear Khadr: military defence lawyer (CBC)
The U.S. government has withheld information about a witness who could help clear Canadian Omar Khadr as an "unlawful enemy combatant," Khadr's military defence lawyer at Guantanamo Bay said Thursday.
Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening Riverside District Attorney (News 8 San Diego)
A now-former newspaper ad department employee faces up to three years in prison for threatening Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco.
K-Fed Lawyer: Britney Ducking Drug Tests (CBS 13 Sacramento)
Britney Spears has been routinely ducking court-ordered drug tests, a lawyer for ex-husband Kevin Federline said in court Thursday.   Slideshow: Celebrity Weddings
Zimbabwe: Attorney General Arrested And Suspended On Corruption Charges (AllAfrica.com)
Police in Harare this week arrested Attorney General Sobusa Gula-Ndebele on allegations of misconduct after he met and allegedly tried to broker a deal with a 'fugitive' banker on the government's most wanted list.
Federline lawyer: Spears ducking drug tests (CNN.com)
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Britney Spears has been routinely ducking court-ordered drug tests, a lawyer for ex-husband Kevin Federline said in court Thursday.
Attorney General makes final release of nightclub fire evidence (7 News Boston)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The attorney general's office has made a final release of evidence from its criminal case of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people.
K-Fed Lawyer: Brit Ducking Drug Tests (ABC News)
Kevin Federline's lawyer said Britney Spears ignored calls to take drug tests.
Federline lawyer says Spears repeatedly failing to respond to court-ordered drug tests (Asbury Park Press)
Britney Spears has been routinely ducking court-ordered drug tests, a lawyer for ex-husband Kevin Federline said in court today. Spears has been called to the laboratory 14 times, but has failed to respond to eight of those calls, Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan told Superior Court Commissioner Scott Gordon this morning. Federline and Spears were not in court for the hearing. Federline ...
NY lawyer: Steroid probe charges dropped (AP via Yahoo! News)
Charges were dropped against two defendants in Albany County's multistate investigation into illegal steroid sales because of a "lack of jurisdiction," a lawyer said Thursday.
NY lawyer: Steroid probe charges dropped (The Charlotte Observer)
Charges were dropped against two defendants in Albany County's multistate investigation into illegal steroid sales because of a "lack of jurisdiction," a lawyer said Thursday. Steven and Karen Lampert of Anti-Aging Centers in Nanuet, N.Y., were accused in March of submitting prescriptions to a Florida pharmacy - some forged, prosecutors said - for drugs totaling more than $50,000 for people ...
Police lawyer slams Diana conspiracy theory (USA Today)
A London police lawyer ridiculed suggestions that Princess Diana died as a result of a conspiracy, arguing Thursday that no one would attempt such a plan in front of the pack of photographers trailing the princess and her boyfriend.
Marine lawyer says Pentagon blocked testimony on harsh interrogation methods (San Diego Union-Tribune)
WASHINGTON, 1:36 p.m. Nov. 8 (AP): A Marine Corps lawyer told a House subcommittee Thursday the Pentagon blocked him from testifying that harsh interrogation methods tripped up his prosecution of a suspected terrorist.
Senate confirms Mukasey as attorney general (MSNBC)
A divided U.S. Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general Thursday, setting aside concerns he might support interrogation methods decried worldwide as torture. [!]
Senate Confirms Mukasey as Attorney General (Fox News)
The Senate confirmed Michael Mukasey as the nation's newest attorney general Thursday despite differences over his position on the legality of harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects.
Senate confirms Mukasey as attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A divided Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general on Thursday, setting aside concerns he might support interrogation methods decried worldwide as torture.
Michael Mukasey confirmed as attorney general (Sports Illustrated)
After weeks of controversy over Michael Mukasey's views on waterboarding, the Senate late Thursday approved the former judge's nomination for attorney general by a 53-40 vote.
Lawyer sues president over arrest at GOP rally (Freedom Forum Online)
TOPEKA, Kan. — 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.
Senate Opens Debate on Whether to Confirm Mukasey as Attorney General (Law.com)
The Senate moved Thursday to confirm Michael Mukasey as the nation's newest attorney general. Supporters of the nominee said he's the best prospect lawmakers are going to get in the waning months of a Bush administration unwilling to nominate anyone else. Opponents were concerned that Mukasey didn't know if waterboarding is illegal torture. The debate came after a tense day of negotiations that ...
Court: Lawyer's Harasser Isn't Vexatious Litigant (Law.com)
Harassing someone for decades and fighting their restraining orders for years doesn't necessarily make a person a vexatious litigant. A California appellate court reached that conclusion Wednesday in a ruling that's got to disappoint lawyer Gail Morton. Morton claims Walter Wagner -- identified in the ruling as a lawyer, too -- has harassed her for 32 years, ever since they met in 1975 as ...
Calif. Attorney General, Governor Sue Over Vehicle Emissions (Law.com)
In an unusual show of unity, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown on Thursday sued to force federal regulators to act on California's request to curb vehicles' greenhouse gas emissions. The suit accused the federal EPA of dragging its feet on California's nearly two-year-old request for a waiver that would allow the state to mandate a 30 percent reduction in global warming ...
Mukasey Confirmed by Senate to Be Bush's Third Attorney General (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Mukasey, whose statements on torture and interrogation of suspected terrorists touched off a partisan Senate fight, has won confirmation to be the next U.S. attorney general.
Senate confirms Mukasey as attorney general after sharp debate over waterboarding (Seattle Times)
The Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general Thursday night to replace Alberto Gonzales, who was forced from office...
New US attorney general confirmed (BBC News)
Michael Mukasey becomes the new US attorney general despite controversy over his views on interrogation.
Mukasey Confirmed by Senate to Be Bush's Third Attorney General (Bloomberg.com)
Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Mukasey, whose statements on torture and interrogation of suspected terrorists touched off a partisan Senate fight, has won confirmation to be the next U.S. attorney general.
Mukasey confirmed as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general Thursday night to replace Alberto Gonzales, who was forced from office in a scandal over his handling of the Justice Department.
Senate confirms Mukasey as attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A divided U.S. Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general on Thursday, setting aside concerns he might support interrogation methods decried worldwide as torture.
Elm Grove lawyer is barred from selling securities (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
An Elm Grove lawyer whose law license was suspended for four years for borrowing $145,000 from a client and failing to pay federal income taxes has been sanctioned by a state agency over the promissory notes concerning the loans from the client...
Mukasey confirmed as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general Thursday night to replace Alberto Gonzales, who was forced from office in a scandal over his handling of the Justice Department.
Court: Lawyer's Harasser Isn't Vexatious Litigant (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Harassing someone for decades and fighting their restraining orders for years doesn't necessarily make a person a vexatious litigant. A California appellate court reached that conclusion Wednesday in a ruling that's got to disappoint lawyer Gail Morton.
Bush's Recount Lawyer Blasts Administration (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Barry Richard, the Greenberg Traurig lawyer who achieved fame for his successful representation of George Bush in the Bush v. Gore recount suits, is set to give a speech blasting the Bush administration Saturday as the keynote speaker at the National Association of Former U.S.
Calif. Attorney General, Governor Sue Over Vehicle Emissions (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
In an unusual show of unity, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown on Thursday sued to force federal regulators to act on California's request to curb vehicles' greenhouse gas emissions.
Senate confirms Mukasey as attorney general (Los Angeles Times)
Despite opposition from Democrats, the vote is 53-40 to approve the nomination. The retired federal judge is expected to be sworn in today as head of the embattled Justice Department. The Senate voted Thursday night to confirm the nomination of Michael B. Mukasey as attorney general, despite often emotional opposition from Democrats who said his refusal to disavow a controversial ...
Senate confirms new US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The US Senate confirmed Michael Mukasey as the country's new attorney general, despite criticism of his refusal to say whether an interrogation method called "waterboarding" was legal.
Senate confirms Mukasey as US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A split senate confirmed Michael Mukasey as United States attorney general despite criticism that he refused to say whether waterboarding -- an interrogation method widely considered as torture -- was legal.
Groups urging support for lawyer (BBC News)
An anti-war group and Muslim organisation back a lawyer facing a contempt of court hearing following a terror trial.
Mukasey confirmed as attorney general (CNN.com)
The Senate late Thursday approved Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general by a 53-40 vote despite controversy over the retired judge's refusal to brand the terror interrogation technique of waterboarding as torture.
Brit in 'parallel universe,' says K-Fed's lawyer (Dallas Morning News)
Kevin Federline 's lawyer is not letting up on Britney Spears , even though she's been ordered to contribute $154,500 toward his fees.
Senate confirms Mukasey as US attorney general (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A split senate confirmed Michael Mukasey as United States attorney general despite criticism that he refused to say whether waterboarding -- an interrogation method widely considered as torture -- was legal.
William Gallion: Jailed lawyer (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The Lexington lawyer built a practice defending the University of Kentucky hospital in malpractice cases before getting involved in the fen-phen litigation.
Mukasey Confirmed as Bush's Third Attorney General (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Mukasey, whose statements on torture and interrogation of suspected terrorists touched off a partisan Senate fight, has won confirmation to be the next U.S. attorney general.
Senate confirms Mukasey as attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A divided Senate confirmed retired judge Michael Mukasey as attorney general on Thursday, setting aside concerns he might support interrogation methods decried worldwide as torture.
O.J. Simpson attorney questions broker (AP via Yahoo! News)
O.J. Simpson's attorney sought to show Friday that the former football great confronted two memorabilia dealers with only one goal: to recover personal mementoes he believed were stolen.
OJ Only Stole From Himself: Lawyer Claims (CityNews)
O.J. Simpson's lawyer made it his mission Friday to prove that the former football great confronted two memorabilia dealers with only one goal: to take back what was stolen from him.
Mukasey Sworn In as Bush's Third Attorney General (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Mukasey was sworn in as President George W. Bush's third attorney general, a day after winning confirmation to lead a Justice Department battered by allegations of partisanship.
Mukasey takes office as attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Michael Mukasey took office as attorney general on Friday, the Justice Department said, after the Senate confirmed him despite concerns about his stance on torture.