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Martinsburg attorney running for judge (The Herald-Mail)
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A Martinsburg attorney announced Saturday that he is seeking a judgeship in the Eastern Panhandle's 23rd Judicial Circuit.
McNamee's attorney defends request for immunity (ESPN)
Brian McNamee's attorney, Earl Ward, defended his client's asking for immunity to testify before Congress and suggested that if Roger Clemens were to contradict McNamee's testimony, the pitcher likely would be indicted for lying under oath.
Tankleff's Lawyer Confident There Won't Be a Retrial (WNYC New York Public Radio)
A defense lawyer for Martin Tankleff says he's confident that a new investigation won't lead to a retrial for the Long Island man who served 17 years in prison for his parents' murder before his conv....
McNamee's attorney defends request for immunity (ESPN)
Brian McNamee's attorney, Earl Ward, defended his client asking for immunity to testify before Congress and suggested that if Roger Clemens were to contradict McNamee's testimony, he would likely be indicted for lying under oath.
Attorney General pushes bill to restrict sex offenders online (WTHR Indianapolis)
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is urging state lawmakers to pass a bill that would make it illegal for convicted sex offenders to use social networking Web sites frequented by children, such as MySpace.com.
State's attorney will endorse top aide as successor (Chicago Sun-Times)
Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine is set to endorse his top aide to succeed him in office, sources said Wednesday. Devine will endorse First Assistant State's Attorney Robert Milan at a Noon press conference, breaking his long-held silence in the campaign.
Tankleff Lawyer Expects No Retrial After New Probe (WCBS-TV New York)
A defense lawyer says he's confident a new investigation won't lead to a retrial for a Long Island man who served 17 years in prison for his parents' murder before his conviction was overturned last month. But attorney Barry Pollack says he's concerned about the new probe "needlessly delaying the inevitable" for his client, Martin Tankleff.
Lawyer faces forfeiture in wire fraud case (The Daily Comet)
CHARLESTON, S.C. A Charleston lawyer accused of stealing $2.35 million dollars from a client and running to Canada has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Winsted keeps town attorney (Republican-American)
WINSTED --- Town attorney Kevin F. Nelligan has survived a move by some selectmen to replace him.
Report: Another lawyer pleads guilty in bribery investigation (The Daily Comet)
JACKSON, Miss. One of the defense attorneys who briefly represented prominent plaintiffs lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs on bribery charges has pleaded guilty to trying to influence a Hinds County judge in 1994, a newspaper reports.
Report: Another lawyer pleads guilty in bribery investigation (KATC 3 Lafayette)
JACKSON, Miss. -- One of the defense attorneys who briefly represented prominent plaintiffs lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs on bribery charges has pleaded guilty to trying to influence...
Devine Endorses Milan For State's Attorney (CBS 2 Chicago)
After keeping silent for months, Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine endorsed his top aide to succeed him in office.
Clemens lawyer reluctant about deposition: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Roger Clemens' attorney disputed a report Sunday that said the star baseball pitcher is reluctant to give US lawmakers a deposition this week ahead of a hearing on steroid accusations.
State's Attorney Endorses Top Aide as Successor (FOX News Chicago)
Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine endorsed First Assistant State's Attorney Robert Milan at a Noon press conference Sunday. In plugging Milan, Devine passed over another of his top aides who is seeking the office, Chief Deputy State's Attorney Anita Alvarez.
Slouf had series of talks with Czech attorney's secretary -- Nova (České noviny)
Prague- Miroslav Slouf, former adviser to then PM Milos Zeman, had 48 phone talks with Josef Pavlik, head of Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka's secretariate, last autumn, when Vesecka's office was dealing with the biofuel scandal and Jiri Cunek's corruption case, TV Nova reported today.
Report: Another Miss. lawyer pleads guilty in federal bribery investigation (Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal)
JACKSON - One of the defense attorneys who briefly represented prominent plaintiffs lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs on bribery charges has pleaded guilty to trying to influence a Hinds County judge in 1994, a newspaper reports.
Clemens lawyer won't commit to deposition (Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Clemens' lawyer wouldn't commit Sunday to having the pitcher give a deposition to congressional investigators, even as he said the seven-time Cy Young Award winner remains willing to testify in open session before a House committee investigating denials that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
State's Attorney Devine endorses successor (ABC 7 Chicago)
Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine has endorsed his first assistant Bob Milan to succeed him.
Report: Another Miss. lawyer pleads guilty in bribery probe (NBC 15 Mobile)
One of the defense attorneys who briefly represented prominent plaintiffs lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs on bribery charges has pleaded guilty to trying to influence a Hinds County judge in 1994,...
Lawyer: No change in Clemens' Congress trip (Houston Chronicle)
Roger Clemens' lawyer wouldn't commit to having the pitcher give a deposition to congressional investigators, even as he said the seven-time Cy Young Award winner remains willing to testify in open session before a House committee.
Federline lawyer says upcoming Spears court hearing most significant yet (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears' effort to regain visitation rights with her two small children is back on the court docket for what a lawyer described Sunday as "the most significant hearing in the case so far."
Devine breaks silence, makes endorsement for Cook County state's attorney (Chicago Tribune)
State's attorney breaks silence with endorsement Preparing to retire from the post he has held for nearly a decade, Cook County State's Atty. Richard Devine endorsed his ranking deputy Sunday in the race to succeed him as the county's chief prosecutor.
Attorney General Quits; Clash With Fenty Aide Cited (Washington Post)
D.C. Attorney General Linda Singer resigned yesterday as the city's top lawyer, a result of increasing frustration that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has relied more on his general counsel to make key legal decisions for the city, according to associates of Singer.
Mendelson Moves to Redefine Attorney General's Role (Washington Post)
The day after D.C. Attorney General Linda Singer announced her resignation, District Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) introduced a bill to his colleagues to put some teeth into the job and toughen qualifications for applicants.
Attorney For D.C. in Gun Ban Case Fired (Washington Post)
Acting D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles has fired the city lawyer who had been preparing to defend the District's longtime ban on handguns before the Supreme Court this spring, a move that some city officials fear could harm the case.
K-Fed Attorney: Upcoming Spears Hearing Most Significant Yet (Fox News)
Britney Spears' effort to regain visitation rights with her two small children is back on the court docket for what an attorney described Sunday as "the most significant hearing in the case so far."
Lawyer Plea Deal (WCBD-TV Charleston)
A Charleston lawyer accused of stealing $2.35 million dollars from a client and running to Canada has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. Under terms of the agreement filed in federal court last week, Michael Timothy Jordan faces a fine and up to 20 years in prison on a charge of wire fraud.
Lawyer: Clemens 'more than willing' to answer Congress (USA Today)
Pitcher Roger Clemens is in talks with a Congressional committee in preparation for his deposition and Feb. 13 appearance on Capitol Hill. Clemens' lawyer said Sunday he has been discussing with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee terms of Clemens' testimony, including scheduling a deposition and what could be turned over as evidence.
Clemens' lawyer wavers on deposition (Austin American-Statesman)
He's getting 'cold feet,' McNamee's lawyer says of accused pitcher.
Another Lawyer Enters Plea in Bribery Case (WLBT 3 Jackson)
New developments in the judicial bribery case involving prominent trial attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs. The Associated Press is reporting that another lawyer connected to Scruggs' practice, has entered a plea in the bribery case.
Kevin Federline’s attorney requests police report on Britney Spears incident (The Daily American)
LOS ANGELES — An attorney for Kevin Federline wants the Police Department to release its investigative report on an incident at ex-wife Britney Spears’ home a week ago that led to the pop star losing custody of her two sons.
Clemens' lawyer isn't committing to deposition (The Kansas City Star)
Looks like Roger Clemens might be thinking about throwing a change-up. His lawyer wouldn’t commit Sunday to having Clemens give a deposition to congressional investigators, even as he said Clemens remains willing to testify in open session before a House committee investigating denials that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
Zoo mauling victim's family hires high-profile attorney to sue S.F. (San Francisco Chronicle)
The family of Carlos Sousa Jr., who was killed by a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas Day, has brought in a high-profile attorney to sue the city. The family hired Michael Cardoza, a Walnut Creek criminal defense attorney who has worked on such...
Lawyer goes from SEC defender to defendant (Dallas Morning News)
The securities case that brought Dallas lawyer Phillip Offill to court last week is the kind he has worked for decades: Investors are alleging fraud, large sums of money are moving around mysteriously, and the government has stepped in.
McNamee lawyer rips Roger dodge (New York Daily News)
Any attempt by Roger Clemens' lawyer to use the defamation suit the he filed against his former trainer to keep Clemens from being deposed by congressional investigators is a "smokescreen," says Brian McNamee's lawyer Richard Emery.
Devine endorses top aide in state's attorney race (Daily Southtown)
After keeping silent for months, Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine has endorsed his top aide to succeed him.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney - Trailer (EuroGamer)
This is the first Ace attorney title developed specifically for the DS, with the Phoenix Wright games having been seen first on GBA. There's a new hero, a new assistant and a new mentor. Oh Mia, we miss you already.
LINGAM VIDEO CLIP:Lawyer fails in attempt to discharge commissioners (The New Straits Times)
Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyer today failed in his attempt to recuse three members of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the controversial “Lingam” video clip showing a senior lawyer allegedly brokering judicial appointments with a top judge over the phone.
Attorney General Quits; Clash With Fenty Aide Cited (Washington Post)
D.C. Attorney General Linda Singer resigned yesterday as the city's top lawyer, a result of increasing frustration that Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has relied more on his general counsel to make key legal decisions for the city, according to associates of Singer.
Mendelson Moves to Redefine Attorney General's Role (Washington Post)
The day after D.C. Attorney General Linda Singer announced her resignation, District Council member Phil Mendelson (D-At Large) introduced a bill to his colleagues to put some teeth into the job and toughen qualifications for applicants.
Overseas aid panel chooses lawyer (BBC News)
A Jersey lawyer is chosen to help decide which overseas projects get funding from the island's multi-million pound aid fund.
Attorney For D.C. in Gun Ban Case Fired (Washington Post)
Acting D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles has fired the city lawyer who had been preparing to defend the District's longtime ban on handguns before the Supreme Court this spring, a move that some city officials fear could harm the case.
Lawyer admits to bribing judge (Hattiesburg American)
Booneville lawyer Joey Langston has pleaded guilty to corruption charges, according to sealed documents in federal court in Oxford.
Prosecutor Gentry pulls out of running for city attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14 (UNION-TRIBUNE): San Diego prosecutor William Gentry is withdrawing from the San Diego city attorney's race, a move that may help consolidate conservative support behind a local judge.
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Movies (Total Video Games)
The fourth instalment in the Ace Attorney series gets a new hero...
Tiger Victim's Family Hires High Profile Attorney (NBC 11 Bay Area)
The family of the teenager killed by a tiger at the San Francisco zoo has hired a high profile attorney to sue the city.
German lawyer of Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel sentenced to 3 1/2 years (CNews)
BERLIN - The former lawyer for Ernst Zundel, a well-known Holocaust denier deported from Canada in 2005, has been convicted of incitement today for denying the genocide herself.
Holocaust Denier's Lawyer Gets Prison (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former lawyer for a well-known Holocaust denier was convicted of incitement in Germany on Monday for denying the genocide herself and sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.
German Neo-Nazi Lawyer Sentenced for Denying Holocaust (Deutsche Welle)
A German court on Monday jailed the lawyer of a convicted Holocaust denier for calling the Nazis' World War II slaughter of European Jews "the biggest lie in world history."
Duke City lawyer runs for U.S. House (Albuquerque Tribune)
An Albuquerque lawyer has announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination in New Mexico's 1st Congressional District.