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Hurricane lawyer plans run for seat on Putnam commission (Charleston Daily Mail)
A Hurricane lawyer is planning to run for Putnam County Commission next year. Bob Leslie, a partner at Tyree, Embree & Leslie, said he filed pre-candidacy paperwork Wednesday with the county clerk. This is his first bid for public office.
Attorney: Libby dropping appeal of conviction in CIA leak (San Jose Mercury News)
WASHINGTON - Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is dropping his appeal in the CIA leak case, his attorney said today.
Libby's attorney says former White House aide is dropping appeal of conviction in CIA leak (Deseret Morning News)
Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is dropping his appeal in the CIA leak case, his attorney said Monday.
Lawyer calls for appeal in Warehouse decision (The New Zealand Herald)
A competition lawyer has blasted the High Court for overturning a Commerce Commission ban on sale of The Warehouse Group and urged the commission to go to the Court of Appeal.
Sudanese lawyer Salih Mahmoud Osman wins EU human rights award (International Herald Tribune)
Sudanese lawyer Salih Mahmoud Osman on Thursday received the European Union's top human rights award — the Sakharov Prize — for his work in the war-torn region of Darfur, the European Parliament said.
Toledo attorney found in Georgia (The Cincinnati Post)
ATLANTA - A pregnant Ohio attorney who had been missing since Wednesday was found alive Saturday behind a suburban Atlanta amusement park. Police said she reported having been abducted.
Assistant city manager no longer with Suffolk, attorney says (The Virginian-Pilot)
SUFFOLK Cindy Rohlf, the assistant city manager who was put on paid administrative leave and told to leave City Hall last month, is no longer an employee with the city, according to her attorney. andldquo;There will be no comment other than they thanked her for her service, and she will be m ...
Kansas attorney general admits having affair with ex-staffer; woman files federal complaint (WAVE 3 Louisville)
Kansas' attorney general has admitted having an extramarital affair with a former staffer who now accuses him of sexual harassment and attempting to influence a federal lawsuit involving a political opponent.
Prominent Yuma attorney dies in car crash (The Yuma Sun)
Yuma's legal community is mourning the death of a prominent criminal attorney known for both her solid professionalism and equally remarkable personality.
Prominent Yuma attorney dies in car crash (The Yuma Sun)
Yuma's legal community is mourning the death of a prominent criminal attorney known for both her solid professionalism and equally remarkable personality. Mary Josephine "Jo" Sotelo died this weekend in a one-vehicle car accident.
FBI searches law office of Richard Scruggs' attorney (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - December 10, 2007 3:04 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI today (Monday) seized files from the law office of attorney Joey Langston, who is representing high-profile...
Traffic trouble: Should you get a lawyer? (14 WFIE Evansville)
Getting a lawyer to defend you in traffic court can be as cheap as a business lunch. Are they worth it? Check inside.
FBI Searches Scruggs' Attorney's Office (WDSU New Orleans)
NEW ORLEANS -- The FBI Monday seized files from the law office of attorney Joey Langston, who is representing high-profile Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs in a judicial bribery case.
Lawyer, residential-school student battle over legal fee (CBC Saskatchewan)
A native man in Manitoba who says he was sexually abused at a residential school is afraid he will be victimized again, this time by a lawyer who worked on his compensation claim.
US Attorney's office requesting federal judge to shut down Duroville (The Desert Sun)
A hearing on a U.S. Attorney's Office request to immediate shutter a Thermal mobile home park nicknamed "Duroville" is scheduled for 2 p.m. today in Riverside.
Kansas attorney general admits affair (MSNBC)
The former staffer filed a federal complaint against Attorney General Paul Morrison last month. The governor calls for resignation if allegations are proven.
Hicks' lawyer disappointed over control order (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for the former Guantanamo Bay inmate, David Hicks, is disappointed at the Federal Government's support for a control order.
Lawyer seeks Britain's help in preserving Guantanamo evidence (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for an Ethiopian prisoner in the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who claims that he was tortured when his interrogation was outsourced to Morocco, is asking the British government to help preserve alleged CIA photos that show how he was treated.
Gitmo inmate's lawyer urges US on photos (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for a Guantanamo prisoner has urged U.S. authorities to preserve CIA photos that would prove his client was tortured when the spy agency allegedly sent him to Morocco for questioning about al-Qaida links.
Gitmo Inmate's Lawyer Urges US on Photos (The Daily Comet)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico A lawyer for a Guantanamo prisoner has urged U.S. authorities to preserve CIA photos that would prove his client was tortured when the spy agency allegedly sent him to Morocco for questioning about al-Qaida links.
Lawyer seeks Britain's help in preserving Guantanamo evidence (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer for an Ethiopian prisoner in the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who claims that he was tortured when his interrogation was outsourced to Morocco, is asking the British government to help preserve alleged CIA photos that show how he was treated. Binyam Mohamed, 27, claims through his lawyer and in an affidavit filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that U.S. forces turned him ...
Hicks lawyer hits out at 'draconian' control order (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Former Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks's lawyer David McLeod says he is disappointed at the Federal Government's support for a control order.
Raid conducted in Katrina attorney case (The Charlotte Observer)
Federal agents raided the office of an attorney hired to defend Richard "Dickie" Scruggs in a judicial bribery case that threatens the storied career of one the nation's most famous trial lawyers. The FBI seized files from Joey Langston's law firm Monday that were related to its investigation of allegations that Scruggs, his son and three others conspired to pay a judge $50,000 for a favorable ...
Raid Conducted in Katrina Attorney Case (San Francisco Chronicle)
Federal agents raided the office of an attorney hired to defend Richard "Dickie" Scruggs in a judicial bribery case that threatens the storied career of one the nation's most famous trial lawyers. The FBI seized files from Joey Langston's law firm...
Daniel Baldwin lawyer to ask judge to drop arrest warrant (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
LOS ANGELES - Daniel Baldwin's lawyer said he will ask a judge to cancel an arrest warrant issued for the actor, calling Baldwin's recent failure to show up in court a mix-up.
Attorney: CIA torture to blame for arson (AP via Yahoo! News)
A man who claims the CIA kidnapped and tortured him in a case of mistaken identity fell into criminality after returning to Germany because of his treatment by the U.S., his attorney said as his arson trial opened Monday.
Attorney: CIA Torture to Blame for Arson (The Daily Comet)
MEMMINGEN, Germany A man who claims the CIA kidnapped and tortured him in a case of mistaken identity fell into criminality after returning to Germany because of his treatment by the U.S., his attorney said as his arson trial opened Monday.
Malaysia detains Anwar, arrests Indian lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! India News)
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Tuesday detained de facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim and arrested a human rights lawyer and about a dozen opposition leaders, amid growing complaints the government was harassing opposition politicians.
Attorney: CIA Torture to Blame for Arson (San Francisco Chronicle)
A man who claims the CIA kidnapped and tortured him in a case of mistaken identity fell into criminality after returning to Germany because of his treatment by the U.S., his attorney said as his arson trial opened Monday. Khaled el-Masri, a 44-year-old...
Ohio attorney found in Ga. told husband she was abducted at gunpoint (The Times-Reporter)
Updated at 12:40 p.m. A pregnant Ohio attorney found in Georgia three days after she went missing says she was kidnapped at gunpoint by two men and a woman because they wanted to punish her, the attorney’s husband said Monday.
Raid conducted in Katrina attorney case (AP via Yahoo! News)
Federal agents raided the office of an attorney hired to defend Richard "Dickie" Scruggs in a judicial bribery case that threatens the storied career of one the nation's most famous trial lawyers.
Attorney general: Let $1 auto tag fee expire (The Virginian-Pilot)
Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell on Monday called for the elimination of a $1 vehicle registration fee imposed primarily to help pay for the Jamestown 400th commemoration. The General Assembly in 2003 increased the cost of vehicle registration to raise about $6 million annually and set a Jun ...
Attorney: CIA Torture to Blame for Arson (Washington Post)
MEMMINGEN, Germany -- A man who claims the CIA kidnapped and tortured him in a case of mistaken identity fell into criminality after returning to Germany because of his treatment by the U.S., his attorney said as his arson trial opened Monday.
Kansas attorney general caught up in sex scandal (The Washington Times)
Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison has been engulfed in a sex scandal that the state's governor said yesterday could...
Kansas: Attorney General Admits Affair (New York Times)
The state attorney general has admitted having an affair with a former staff member, and the governor said he should resign if accusations including workplace sexual harassment were proved. The former staff member last month filed a civil rights claim against the attorney general, Paul Morrison, with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to her account, the affair began ...
Malaysia detains Anwar, arrests Indian lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Malaysia briefly detained de facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday and arrested a human rights lawyer and about a dozen opposition leaders, amid growing complaints the government is cracking down on dissent.
Kansas attorney general admits to having affair (Deseret Morning News)
Kansas' attorney general has admitted to having an extramarital affair with a former staffer, and the governor said Monday he should resign if allegations including workplace sexual harassment are proven.
Malaysia detains oppn leader, arrests Indian lawyer (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Malaysia briefly detained de facto opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on Tuesday and arrested a human rights lawyer and about a dozen opposition leaders, amid growing complaints the government is cracking down on dissent. Immigration officials detained Anwar at the country's main airport on his return from Istanbul via Singapore before clearing him for entry, the former deputy premier said. "It's ...
TOP LAWYER 'BOUNCED CHECKS' (New York Post)
CELEBRITY defense lawyer Mickey Sherman - who's represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel and preppy rapist Alex Kelly -bounced checks to pay for the upkeep of his Stamford, Conn., law office partnership, racked up more than $1 million in federal...
Lawyer's kidnap story was fabrication, official says (The Toledo Blade)
A pregnant Toledo lawyer fabricated a story that she was kidnapped last week by three people, forced into a vehicle, and dumped off three days later just outside of Atlanta, law enforcement officials close to the investigation said last night.
Attorney finds no conflicts in developer’s voting record (The Buffalo News)
WHEATFIELD — Town Attorney Robert O’Toole said he could not find any conflicts of interest in developer Gary DiMatteo’s voting record on the Planning Board.
Ex-candidate lawyer disbarred (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - December 11, 2007 7:44 AM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A longtime Lake Charles lawyer who was a Democratic candidate in the fall gubernatorial race can no longer practice law in...
Hindraf lawyer charged with Sedition Act (New Kerala)
Singapore, Dec 11 : Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) lawyer P Uthayakumar was charged in a Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur today with posting a seditious letter on a website.
Female attorney convicted of theft in sex-related cases (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A female attorney in San Antonio could be going to prison after being convicted of 5 counts of theft in an alleged blackmail scheme.
Female attorney convicted of theft in sex-related cases (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - December 11, 2007 8:55 AM ET SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A female attorney in San Antonio could be going to prison after being convicted of 5 counts of theft in an alleged blackmail...
Pregnant Lawyer Concocted 'Kidnap' (WDIV ClickOnDetroit.com via Yahoo! News)
A pregnant lawyer in Toledo who claimed she was kidnapped last week and driven to Georgia has admitted she made the story up, police said.
Muslim lawyer sues over Inter Milan 'Crusaders' kit (Times Online Sunday)
A Turkish lawyer is taking legal action against Inter Milan, the Italian football team, for wearing a strip with “Crusader-style” red crosses that he alleges is ”offensive to Muslim sensibilities”.
Police: Ohio attorney fabricated abduction (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
She made it all up. The pregnant Ohio attorney who was missing for three days and then turned up in Cobb County on Saturday morning fabricated the tale, Toledo police said Tuesday.
Pregnant attorney recants kidnap story (MSNBC)
A pregnant Ohio attorney who told police she was kidnapped at gunpoint after she disappeared for several days has recanted her story, Toledo police said Tuesday.
Sudan lawyer wins rights prize (africast.com)
KHARTOUM, December 11 -- The European Parliament on Tuesday awarded its top human rights prize to Sudanese lawyer Salih Mahmoud Osman for his work in Darfur.