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Attorney general sues to block expanded gambling at Seminole casinos until court rules (Orlando Sentinel)
Attorney General Bill McCollum asked a federal court Thursday to block the U.S. Interior Department from approving the agreement between Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminoles that gives the tribe Las Vegas-style gambling at its seven Florida casinos.
Attorney general seeks delay of Seminole Tribe gambling pact (Sun-Sentinel)
Attorney General Bill McCollum today will ask a federal court to stop the Seminole Tribe from offering Las Vegas-style gambling before the Florida Supreme Court can decide if it is legal.
Haneef can sue govt for defamation: Lawyer (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Mohamad Haneef can sue the Australian Government for wrongful imprisonment and defamation, a lawyer has said noting that Canberra's decision to cancel his visa and not officially clear his name had adversely affected his work prospects. Prominent Brisbane lawyer Mark O'Connor said Haneef had been unemployed since returning to India five months ago, because the cancelled work visa effectively ...
Joseph Russoniello confirmed as U.S. attorney (The Fresno Bee)
A San Francisco lawyer and former law school dean will be taking over as the new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.
Joseph Russoniello confirmed as U.S. attorney (The Daily Comet)
SAN FRANCISCO A San Francisco lawyer and former law school dean will be taking over as the new U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California. Joseph Russoniello will return to the job in January after easily making it through the Senate confirmation process.
Attorney says former Coachella Valley news anchor will receive probation (The Desert Sun)
A former Coachella Valley news anchor arrested last year in a sting targeting pedophiles will likely receive probation when he is sentenced today, his attorney said.
Defense attorney: Fire re-enactments were flawed 8:20 AM (WCNC Charlotte)
CONCORD, N.C. – The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms failed to fully duplicate a Cabarrus County home where two children died in a fire last year, leading to flawed simulations of the fire, a defense attorney argued Thursday.
UI turns over assault case to county attorney (WOI-TV Des Moines)
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa has turned over its investigation into an alleged sexual assault at a campus dormitory to Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness.
Taylor suspect's attorney: Gun thrown in Everglades (Sports Illustrated)
The gun that killed Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor was placed in a sock and thrown into the Everglades, an attorney for one of the suspects said.
Prominent Opposition Lawyer Back Under House Arrest in Pakistan (Voice of America)
Pakistani authorities have placed a prominent opposition lawyer back under house arrest, just hours after giving him a temporary reprieve. Aitzaz Ahsan was re-arrested Friday as he traveled from his home in Lahore to Pakistan's capital, Islamabad, to meet with fired chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.
Taylor suspect's lawyer says he seeks plea deal, will co-operate (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
MIAMI - The lawyer for one of the four suspects charged with killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor said Friday he is talking with prosecutors about a plea agreement in which his client might testify against the other suspects.
Clemens' lawyer issues new statement (New York Yankees)
Clemens' lawyer issues new statement
Pakistan lawyer back under arrest (BBC News)
A leading anti-government lawyer in Pakistan is back under arrest, hours after he was freed for the Eid holiday.
Attorney: Benoit Doc Violated Bail (WXIA-TV Atlanta)
Dr. Phil Astin's bail conditions restrict him to his home except to go to church, see a doctor, visit with his attorney or attend a court hearing in his case.
Attorney: Taylor Slaying Suspect Seeks Plea Deal, Will Cooperate (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
The attorney for one of the suspects in the slaying of Sean Taylor says he is talking with prosecutors about a plea agreement in which his client might testify against the other suspects.
Lawyer back under house arrest (The Hindu)
ISLAMABAD: Firebrand lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan found himself back under house arrest early on Friday despite being freed for three days just the day before, as he drove from Lahore to Islamabad with the intention of joining the deposed Chief ...
Iowa Attorney General Pushes For Consumer Rights (KWWL Iowa)
Attorney General Tom Miller has joined the push for Consumer Rights Act in Iowa. Miller is backing a bill prefiled by Representative Eric Palmer that would let Iowans sue over consumer fraud.
Accused killer asks to fire defense attorney -- his fifth (Boston Globe)
A murder suspect who wants to fire his fifth defense attorney was told no by a judge, who said their differences didn't warrant it.
Prominent Wis. attorney accused of relationships with clients (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - December 21, 2007 3:35 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State regulators are investigating accusations that a prominent Madison attorney had inappropriate romantic relationships...
SC Attorney General drops case against former Lexington police chief (WIS News 10 Columbia)
STATEWIDE (WIS) - The South Carolina Attorney General has decided not to pursue a fourth criminal domestic violence trial for former Lexington police chief Stace Day.
Attorney: Taylor suspect seeking plea deal, will cooperate (USA Today)
The attorney for one of the four suspects charged with killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor said Friday he is talking with prosecutors about a plea agreement in which his client might testify against the other suspects.
Marilyn Figueroa, Two Others Accuse Attorney Of Improper Relationships (WISN 12 Milwaukee)
MADISON, Wis. -- State regulators are investigating accusations that a prominent Madison attorney had inappropriate romantic relationships with three female clients.
Taylor suspect's attorney says he seeks plea deal (Baltimore Sun)
Deal may include testifying against other suspects The attorney for one of the four suspects charged with killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor said today he is talking with prosecutors about a plea agreement that may include testifying against the others.
Taylor suspect's lawyer says he seeks plea deal, will co-operate (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
MIAMI - The lawyer for one of the four suspects charged with killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor said Friday he is talking with prosecutors about a plea agreement that may include testifying against the others.
Taylor suspect's attorney says he seeks plea deal (ESPN)
The attorney for one of the four suspects charged with killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor said Friday he is talking with prosecutors about a plea agreement that may include testifying against the others.
Lawyer urges judge to open CIA tapes inquiry (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - A lawyer for a group of terrorism suspects held by the United States told a court on Friday that trusting the Justice Department with an inquiry into the CIA's ...
Lawyer urges judge to open CIA tapes inquiry (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a group of terrorism suspects held by the United States told a court on Friday that trusting the Justice Department with an inquiry into the CIA's destruction of interrogation tapes would amount to putting the fox in charge of the hen house.
Attorney wants evidence against explosives suspect tossed; claims racial profiling by deputies (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TAMPA, Fla. - Evidence used to jail a college student on explosives charges should be thrown out because authorities racially profiled the man, his attorney argued in court documents filed Friday.
Iowa Attorney General Has Tax Refund Warning (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
DES MOINES - Pretty soon the holiday season turns to tax season, and the state is sending out a warning so you don't lose money. State Attorney General Tom Miller is warning against "Refund Anticipation Loans." It basically means you borrow money to get your refund early.
Pakistan lawyer pledges fresh protests (Financial Times)
The Pakistani lawyer who spearheaded protests calling for the restoration of the country’s chief judge, on Friday vowed to revive a lawyers’ movement after next month’s parliamentary elections. The move promises to open a new front against Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s president.
Lawyer says Hutchinson dosen't deserve death (The Nassau Guardian)
Murder convict Ian Hutchinson deserves to live, his lawyer Murrio Ducille said Friday.
Lawyer drives car into pond (Connecticut Post)
MILFORD — A prominent lawyer drove his car into the Wepawaug River near the downtown duck pond early Friday, but escaped serious injury. Thomas Lynch, reached at home later Friday, said, "I was
Fender Lawyer Rocks On (Law.com)
As chief legal officer for Fender Musical Instruments, Mark Van Vleet has the perk of interacting with Fender's roster of artists. He negotiated an exclusive deal for the company to manufacture and distribute products inspired by Eddie Van Halen, a Van Vleet hero. The lawyer told the guitarist they shared Dutch ancestry, and Van Vleet sat enthralled as Van Halen spoke fluent Dutch for the next ...
Local attorney admits guilt in drunken-driving case (Lebanon Daily News)
Attorney Thomas K. Wynne pleaded guilty Thursday to drunken driving, his second offense in the past five years. The 53-year-old North Lebanon Township man entered the plea before Judge John C. Tylwalk. Wynne is to be sentenced Jan. 23.
Figueroa claims lawyer harassed her (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Madison - A former Milwaukee mayoral aide whose sex-harassment case forced then-Mayor John Norquist out of politics has filed a sex-related complaint against the lawyer who represented her in the Norquist case.
Lawyer given 25 to 50 years for sex offenses (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Saying "what we sow, we reap," a Common Pleas Court judge sentenced Philadelphia lawyer Larry Charles to 25 to 50 years in prison yesterday for raping and sexually assaulting six girls over an eight-year period.
Attorney looking into fair funds (Portales News-Tribune)
Curry County Attorney Stephen Doerr has taken the lead in the investigation into possible missing county funds, County Manager Lance Pyle said Friday.
Attorney general says 9 contractors fined $30,500 in roofer probe (The Bismarck Tribune)
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says nine contractors have agreed to pay a total of $30,500 in fines in an investigation of roofing workers in Fargo.
Attorney: Taylor slay suspect seeks plea deal (Philly.com)
The attorney for one of the four suspects charged with killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor said yesterday he is talking with prosecutors about a plea agreement that could include testifying against the others.
Rapist’s lawyer wants ‘extreme’ sentence reconsidered (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
The lawyer for a convicted rapist is asking a judge to reconsider the hefty prison sentence he handed down last week, saying it failed to consider things like the man’s confession and his alcoholism.
Lawyer for trucker in deadly city crash awaiting Crown disclosure (Calgary Sun)
The lawyer for a Cochrane trucker charged in the horrific traffic deaths of five people is awaiting Crown disclosure before deciding how to proceed.
Attorney wants evidence against explosives suspect tossed (WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News)
Youssef Samir Megahed's attorney says Megahed and Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed were detained and searched because of “racial profiling.”
Choir director sexually abused minors, his lawyer says (Norwalk Advocate)
GREENWICH - A church choir director who was caught with child pornography also engaged in sexual conduct with minors, his lawyer acknowledged yesterday, but the incidents did not involve parishioners.
Accused killer denied request to fire fifth defense attorney (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
HYDE PARK -- A murder suspect who wants to fire his fifth defense attorney was told no by a judge, who said their differences didn't warrant it. ... - Associated Press
Iran students still in jail: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Three Iranian students were still in jail on Saturday after failing to raise bail after being charged with insulting the supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, their lawyer said.
Attorney General's Opinion: Keep Courtroom In County Seat (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- Regular Circuit Court proceedings probably should stay in Bentonville, according to an attorney general's opinion released Thursday.
Police officials, state’s attorney dispute request (Northwest Herald)
Cary Police officials on Friday denied seeking reckless-homicide charges against a man who accidentally ran over and killed his wife, and they criticized State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi for saying that the department did.
District attorney won't seek death penalty in murder (The Durango Herald)
District attorney won't seek death penalty in murder
N.H. judge's lawyer says resignation not appropriate (Boston Globe)
A New Hampshire judge facing disciplinary action for helping to shield her lawyer-husband's assets from creditors as he was being disbarred will wait for the state Supreme Court to hear the case, not resign.
N.H. judge's lawyer says resignation not appropriate (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - December 22, 2007 11:15 AM ET CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire judge facing disciplinary action for helping to shield her lawyer-husband's assets from creditors as he was...