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Senate confirms Mukasey as attorney general, 53-40 (USA Today)
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.
Lawyer: NCAA looking into Nevada soccer allegations (USA Today)
A lawyer for Nevada's former women's soccer coach who claims she was fired partly because she complained about NCAA rules violations said Friday he believes the NCAA is looking into the allegations.
Mukasey sworn in as attorney general (USA Today)
Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey was sworn in Friday as the nation's 81st attorney general, filling a vacancy left when Alberto Gonzales resigned amid questions about his credibility.
Mistrial for Hells Angels lawyer charged with gangsterism (CBC)
A mistrial was declared in the trial of former criminal lawyer Benoît Cliche on charges of gangsterism and obstructing justice.
Johnson-Klein's drug problem mishandled, lawyer says (The Fresno Bee)
Fresno State should have recognized Stacy Johnson-Klein had an apparent problem with prescription painkillers, given her a leave of absence and placed her in a rehabilitation program that would have saved her job as women's basketball coach, her lawyer argued in documents filed in Fresno County Superior Court.
Mukasey sworn in as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey was sworn in Friday as the nation's 81st attorney general, filling a vacancy left when Alberto Gonzales resigned amid questions about his credibility.
Ex-Hells lawyer charged with gangsterism gets new trial as mistrial declared (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL - A judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of a former Hells Angels lawyer who was charged with gangsterism and obstructing justice.
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.
Fee Fight Delays Lawyer's Discharge in Bankruptcy (Law.com)
Lawyer Elliot Gourvitz's bankruptcy is nearly over, now that a settlement has resolved most creditor claims and a trustee's action to block the discharges is resolved. But his largest unsecured creditor -- the firm that represented his former secretary in a discrimination suit -- is pressing a legal fees claim that must be resolved before the discharge is final. The firm will try to block the ...
Fenwick Hires Non-Lawyer to Introduce Clients to Venture Capital Funds (Law.com)
Every good Silicon Valley lawyer knows that success in a startup practice is more like gambling than simple math. It depends on making the right bets on the right companies with the right people. Hoping to up those odds, Fenwick & West took an unusual step this year, hiring Darrell Kong, a non-lawyer, to "manage relationships" between startup clients and venture capital funds. Kong is charged ...
Davydenko's lawyer unhappy with investigation (Los Angeles Times)
He's especially unhappy that his client was asked during the U.S. Open to provide e-mail records. LONDON -- The lawyer for embattled Russian tennis star Nikolay Davydenko on Friday lashed out at the ATP's investigation of his client that is being conducted by two former Scotland Yard detectives -- calling them "helpless" -- and suggested his client is starting to buckle under the sustained ...
Lawyer’s death may be related to court case (The Star--The People's Paper)
CIVIL lawyer Datuk S. P. Annamalai’s murder may be related to the court cases that he handled, George Town OCPD Asst Comm Azam Abd Hamid said.
Lawyer sanctioned again in cocaine case (The Post and Courier)
A Charleston lawyer caught using cocaine at a College of Charleston fraternity house more than four years ago has been sanctioned further by the state Supreme Court. Attorney Dennis J. Rhoad was given a 90-day suspension this week for the drug use and also for encouraging others to make mi...
Mukasey sworn in as attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey was sworn in Friday as the nation's 81st attorney general, filling a vacancy left when Alberto Gonzales resigned amid questions about his credibility.
Attorney: Man may not have been struggling when shot (Rocky Mountain News)
A coroner's finding may indicate that a Montana man was not struggling with an off-duty deputy when he was shot and killed in Lakewood last week, an attorney for the man's family said.
NFL News: Vick fires lawyer (The Kansas City Star)
•VICK FIRES LAWYER: Michael Vick has fired one of his attorneys. Daniel R. Meachum of Atlanta will no longer represent Vick, the former Falcons quarterback who pleaded guilty to a federal dogfighting conspiracy charge. Vick is due to be sentenced Dec. 10. A trial date will be set Nov. 27 for charges of dogfighting in Surry County, Va.
Davydenko's lawyer unhappy with investigation (Los Angeles Times)
He's especially unhappy that his client was asked during the U.S. Open to provide e-mail records. LONDON -- The lawyer for embattled Russian tennis star Nikolay Davydenko on Friday lashed out at the ATP's investigation of his client that is being conducted by two former Scotland Yard detectives -- calling them "helpless" -- and suggested his client is starting to buckle under the sustained ...
Lawyer scolded for linking Arar to Al Qaeda (Toronto Star)
Former U.S. attorney general John Ashcroft's defence lawyer called Canadian Maher Arar "clearly and unequivocally a member of Al Qaeda" yesterday – prompting guffaws from hundreds in a packed courtroom, including three incredulous judges.
Auburn lawyer files additional asbestos suits (The Post-Standard)
Auburn lawyer Dennis Sedor has filed lawsuits against Cayuga County on his own behalf and on behalf of county employee John B. Breanick over the removal of asbestos last year at the county Board of Elections building on Court Street.
New Albany lawyer accused of teen sex attack (Louisville Courier-Journal)
A New Albany lawyer faces charges in Harrison County of criminal deviate conduct and sexual battery in an alleged attack on a 16-year-old Elizabeth girl.
Addict wrong for sting job: lawyer (Montreal Gazette)
Recruiting a small-time drug addict for an undercover sting operation in Thailand was like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, a lawyer for Alain Olivier said during closing arguments yesterday.
Lawyer still under cloud (Montreal Gazette)
Despite the mistrial declared yesterday, lawyer Benoît Cliche remains charged with participating in the drug-trafficking activities of a criminal organization.
Mukasey is sworn in as attorney general (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By LARA JAKES JORDAN WASHINGTON -- With a two- to three-minute ceremony Friday, Attorney General Michael Mukasey formally ended the Gonzales era at the Justice Department. The retired federal judge took the oath as the nation's 81st attorney general -- and the Bush administration's third. He replaces Alberto Gonzales, Bush's close friend and confidant. Gonzales resigned in September after a ...
Pak's Deputy Attorney-General resigns (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Islamabad, Nov 10 (ANI): Giving a blow to Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf, country's Deputy Attorney-General Yawar Ali Khan on Saturday resigned form his post within a week after he was assigned the new post in the wake of emergency. The News quoted Khan saying to Geo News that he does not want to work further on this post. Khan is brother-in-law of a Supreme Court judge Justice ...
Priest accused of stalking O'Brien fit for trial, lawyer says (The Salem News)
NEW YORK - A former Peabody priest accused of stalking Conan O'Brien was found fit to stand trial yesterday, although his lawyer acknowledged he has been treated for psychological problems.
Voter apathy possible enemy for state attorney general candidates (WWL-TV New Orleans)
BATON ROUGE -- A Democrat and a Republican are attacking one another in the race to replace Attorney General Charles Foti, but they also face another hazard: voter apathy.
Lawyer Claims Woman Sleepwalking During Alleged Rape (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
A lawyer for the man accused of raping a woman says the encounter could have been consensual because she has a history of sleepwalking.
Mukasey takes office as U.S. attorney general (The Star--The People's Paper)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Michael Mukasey took office as U.S. attorney general on Friday, the Justice Department said, after the Senate confirmed him despite concerns about his stance on torture.
Lawyer claims woman was sleepwalking during alleged rape (WFMJ Youngstown)
CINCINNATI (AP) - A lawyer for the man accused of raping a University of Cincinnati student says the encounter could have been consensual because the woman has a history of sleepwalking.
Lawyer Says TV Bounty Hunter Won't Face Extradition (NBC 11 Bay Area)
SAN FRANCISCO -- A lawyer for famed bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman spoke out in San Francisco Saturday afternoon about his client's legal woes. James Quadra confirms that a judge has dismissed the federal government's attempt to extradite him to Mexico.
Lawyer claims woman was sleepwalking during alleged rape (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Associated Press - November 10, 2007 4:35 PM ET CINCINNATI (AP) - A lawyer for the man accused of raping a University of Cincinnati student says the encounter could have been consensual because...
Lawyer for accused rapist claims victim was sleepwalking (Port Clinton News Herald)
CINCINNATI — A lawyer for the man accused of raping a University of Cincinnati student says the encounter could have been consensual because the woman has a history of sleepwalking.
Jury acquits attorney accused of selling meth to police informant (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An Evansville attorney acquitted of two felony methamphetamine-related charges said he hopes to get his license back and resume his practice. A Vanderburgh Superior Court jury found Brad Happe, 30, not guilty Friday night of charges of possession of precursors and conspiracy to deal methamphetamine. Happe said he was relieved. "It goes to shows how a prosecutor's office can plant a case against ...
Questions about Attorney General (Newstalk via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A constitutional law expert is raising serious questions about Michael Cullen's ability as Attorney General after he delegated responsibility for dealing with possible terrorism charges to the Solicitor General.
Mo. Attorney Says Gov. Wrongly Fired Him (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Just weeks before he was fired, a staff attorney for Republican Gov.
Mo. attorney says Gov. wrongly fired him (AP via Yahoo! News)
Just weeks before he was fired, a staff attorney for Republican Gov. Matt Blunt sent a memo challenging the administration's policy of deleting office e-mails, according to the copy of a memo obtained by The Associated Press.
Mo. attorney says Gov. wrongly fired him (The Charlotte Observer)
Just weeks before he was fired, a staff attorney for Republican Gov. Matt Blunt sent a memo challenging the administration's policy of deleting office e-mails, according to the copy of a memo obtained by The Associated Press. Former deputy legal council Scott Eckersley, 30, believes he was fired Sept. 28 for advising aides to the governor that some office e-mails could be considered public ...
Cyclist's attorney accuses BALCO investigators of setting 'trap' (North County Times)
SAN FRANCISCO -- An attorney for disgraced former Olympic bicyclist Tammy Thomas told a judge Friday that perjury charges against her should be dismissed because her testimony didn't affect a federal grand jury's probe of steroids in sports.
Man accused in baby's death gets new lawyer (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - November 10, 2007 11:15 PM ET TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - A Cherokee County man accused of suffocating his 2-month-old daughter has a new lawyer.
Man accused in baby's death gets new lawyer (KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls)
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - A Cherokee County man accused of suffocating his 2-month-old daughter has a new lawyer. Attorney Joe Paul Robertson of the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System now represents 27-year-old Mathew Ryan Guthrie.
Jury acquits attorney accused of selling meth to police informant (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - An Evansville attorney acquitted of two felony methamphetamine-related charges said he hopes to get his license back and resume his practice.
New challenge to HB 1804 filed by attorney for jailed men (Tulsa World)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- An attorney for two men who were jailed when they told a judge they were not in the country legally says they should be freed because their constitutional rights were violated.
Attorney general's style makes news, raises eyebrows (Fairfield Echo)
COLUMBUS — Mervyn Jones II had trouble getting his start date as a $10-an-hour intern with Attorney General Marc Dann's Cleveland office this year. No problem. The 6-foot, 5-inch tight end for Hiram College got help from his mom, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones.
Ponchatoula lawyer might lose license (The Advocate)
A Ponchatoula lawyer who is a perennial political candidate and who sometimes has made broad accusations of public corruption has temporarily lost the right to practice law and faces formal disciplinary charges, court records show.
Attorney General Long hospitalized with bleeding ulcer (Rapid City Journal)
PIERRE -- South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long is hospitalized with a bleeding ulcer, his office said Friday.
Davydenko is innocent, claims lawyer (RTÉ News)
The lawyer representing Nikolay Davydenko insists his client is 'truly innocent' of the match-fixing allegations against him. Professor Frank Immenga also maintains the world number four cannot be forced to hand over his telephone records to the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
Mukasey sworn in as attorney general (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By LARA JAKES JORDAN Retired federal judge Michael Mukasey was sworn in Friday as the nation's 81st attorney general, filling a vacancy left when Alberto Gonzales resigned amid questions about his credibility. Mukasey was sworn in at a private Justice Department ceremony about 16 hours after he narrowly won Senate confirmation. The third attorney general of the Bush administration, Mukasey, 66, ...
Lawyer facing pot charges removed as family court judge (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - November 11, 2007 9:55 AM ET WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - Facing felony marijuana possession charges, a 61-year-old Windsor lawyer will no longer serve as a family court...
Students discuss concerns with civil liberties attorney (Hammond Daily Star)
Eight students and parents attended the meeting at the home of Corey Price, and others called on the phone during the meeting to express their views to attorney Katie Schwartzmann, attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union in Louisiana.
Lawyer urges review of terror evidence (The New Zealand Herald)
Secret evidence about the police investigation into military training camps in the Ureweras could be made public if there was an independent review, lawyer Moana Jackson said yesterday.