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McNamee's lawyer seespardon in Clemens' future (Southeast Missourian)
One of Brian McNamee's lawyers predicted that if Roger Clemens is convicted in connection with the baseball steroids scandal, he'd be pardoned by President Bush. Lawyer Richard Emery also said some...
US attorney general discusses Kurd rebels, Al-Qaeda in Turkey (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Michael Mukasey held talks with Turkish officials here Friday on joint measures to combat Kurdish rebels and the Al-Qaeda extremist network.
Former state attorney's DUI trial delayed (The Indianapolis Star)
A Marion Superior Court judge has delayed until May the trial for a former state attorney accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana before a fatal wreck.
Attorney Files Civil Lawsuit to Remove County D.A. Rosenthal, Sheriff Thomas (FOX 26 Houston)
Houston attorney Lloyd Kelley said Friday he filed a lawsuit to remove District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal and Sheriff Tommy Thomas from their Harris County offices.
Joker’s wife denies being lawyer of businessman Razon (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Lawyer Fely Aquino Arroyo, wife of Sen. Joker Arroyo, denied on Friday she is a lawyer and consultant of business tycoon Enrique Razon who has been described by ousted Speaker Jose de Venecia as "the most powerful crony capitalist" under the Arroyo administration.
Attorney may face contempt charges (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - February 15, 2008 12:55 PM ET KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Knoxville criminal defense attorney is facing allegations that he lied to a federal magistrate judge.
Courier News Online - FLEMINGTON: Lawyer sentenced for guilty plea on lewdness charge (Bridgewater Courier News)
WALTER O'BRIEN STAFF WRITER FLEMINGTON …A politically connected lawyer was fined and sentenced to informal probation and ordered to continue therapy after his guilty plea to disorderly conduct in connection with a lewdness charge last June.
Rosenthal resigns as district attorney amid e-mail scandal (Houston Chronicle)
Chuck Rosenthal resigned as district attorney today saying that prescription drugs prescribed for him in the past "caused some impairment in my judgment"
Knoxville attorney may face contempt charges (WATE 6 Knoxville)
Knoxville criminal defense attorney James A.H. Bell is facing allegations that he lied to a federal magistrate judge.
Defense attorney on Nathaniel Brazill: He's a pretty good kid (Sun-Sentinel)
With roughly 20 years left until he is released from prison for killing a Lake Worth Middle School teacher, Nathaniel Brazill made an appearance in court Friday, politely telling a judge that he changed his mind about firing his attorney.
Defense attorney on Nathaniel Brazill: He's a pretty good kid (Sun-Sentinel)
With roughly 20 years left until he is released from prison for killing a Lake Worth Middle School teacher, Nathaniel Brazill made an appearance in court Friday, politely telling a judge that he changed his mind about firing his attorney.
Lawyer for Clemens accuser suggests pardon (UPI)
If Roger Clemens is ever pursued for lying to federal officials, he could get a pardon from U.S. President George Bush, a lawyer for Clemens' accuser suggested.
Lawyer for Clemens accuser suggests pardon (Moldova.org)
If Roger Clemens is ever pursued for lying to federal officials, he could get a pardon from U.S. President George Bush, a lawyer for Clemens' accuser suggested.The tongue-in-cheek remark was the latest accusation of partisanship after this week's congressional hearing pitting the seven-time Cy Young Award winner against the trainer who claims he injected the pitcher with performance-enhancing ...
Pakistan attorney-general denies 'rigging' comment (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistan's attorney-general Friday rejected a statement by a US-based rights group that said it had obtained a recording of him predicting next week's elections will be "massively rigged."
District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal Resigns (KPRC Local 2 Houston)
HOUSTON -- Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal resigned Friday after a scandal involving romantic and racial e-mails found on his county computer, KPRC Local 2 reported.
Top Ohio Lawyer Asks Court To Allow Smoking In Private Clubs (WCMH Columbus)
Ohio's top lawyer is asking the state's highest court to reconsider an effective ban on smoking in private clubs.
County attorney files complaint in school drug arrest (The Payson Roundup)
The county attorney filed a complaint of drug charges against Russell Koch Feb. 13. The matter will go to the Grand Jury within 10 days of Koch's initial appearance for determination if there is probable cause for an indictment.
Pakistan attorney-general denies 'rigging' comment (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistan's attorney-general Friday rejected a statement by a US-based rights group that said it had obtained a recording of him predicting next week's elections will be "massively rigged."
Matt Walsh's lawyer asks NFL to protect his client on Spygate tapes (KOIN News 6 Portland)
NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh says his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.
Matt Walsh's lawyer asks NFL to protect his client on Spygate tapes (19 Action News Cleveland)
Associated Press - February 15, 2008 6:53 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh says his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the...
Walsh's lawyer asks NFL for protection on Spygate tapes (Houston Chronicle)
The lawyer for former Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.
Walsh's lawyer asks NFL for protection (Fox Sports)
The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action. Attorney Michael Levy said that to date, the NFL's initial proposals are not sufficient protection for Walsh, who is said to have taped the St. Louis Rams' walkthrough practice the day ...
Walsh Lawyer: Protect My Client (Northwest Indiana Times)
By DAVE GOLDBERG | Friday, February 15, 2008 | No comments posted. NEW YORK - The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.
Attorney says mental state of man accused of killing mother is improving (Contra Costa Times)
MARTINEZ -- The fragile mental state of an 18-year-old Danville man charged with killing his mother has improved now that he's regularly taking anti-psychotic medications under a judge's order, an attorney for Andrew Mantas said today.
Only on 5: Accused killer's attorney blames medication for murder (WMCTV Memphis)
"He didn't mean to hurt anybody," said attorney Jerry Coleman. He's sharing new details of his defense only with Action News 5.
Walsh's lawyer seeks legal protection for Spygate info (USA Today)
The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.
Kansas attorney general resists subpoena from grand jury investigating abortion doctor (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TOPEKA, Kan. - Attorney General Stephen Six wants the state's highest court to block a grand jury's subpoena for patient records and other evidence in the investigation of a prominent abortion provider.
Public safety: Disbarred lawyer goes free on bond as retrial awaits in murder case (The Kansas City Star)
KANSAS CITY | Disbarred lawyer Richard Buchli II has been freed on $100,000 bond while prosecutors prepare to retry him for the May 2000 murder of his law partner, Richard Armitage.
Man's confession in North Side killing a lie, attorney says (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Anthony Wilson, accused of spraying a North Side home with bullets and killing a 12-year-old girl inside, is a paranoid schizophrenic who gave a false confession to police during a six-hour interrogation, his attorney said.
Matt Walsh's lawyer asks NFL to protect client on Spygate tapes (Boston Herald)
NEW YORK - The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh...
Trustees authorize attorney to seek reimbursement of legal fees related to lawsuit (The Times and Democrat)
DENMARK -- Attorney fees totaling $13,871.93 for January were discussed in a special called meeting of the Bamberg School District Two (Denmark-Olar) Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 6.
Spears' Self-Professed Attorney Says Singer's Rights Violated (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
LOS ANGELES -- An attorney who claims to represent Britney Spears has filed papers to move her conservatorship case from the Los Angeles County Superior Court to federal court, but legal experts question whether his legal strategy is viable and whether he can represent the troubled pop star at all.
Walsh Lawyer: Protect My Client (Northwest Indiana Times)
By DAVE GOLDBERG | Saturday, February 16, 2008 | No comments posted. NEW YORK - The lawyer for former New England Patriots employee Matt Walsh said his client is willing to turn over videotapes he made for the team if the NFL guarantees Walsh protection from lawsuits or other legal action.
None willing: Judge names attorney for Menzies case (Deseret Morning News)
A judge in West Jordan's 3rd District Court is forcing an attorney to represent death-row inmate Ralph Leroy Menzies.
Nathaniel Brazill won't fire his attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
Convicted of killing teacher, he asks court for a new trial With roughly 20 years left until he is released from prison for killing a Lake Worth Middle School teacher, Nathaniel Brazill made an appearance in court Friday, politely telling a judge that he changed his mind about firing his attorney.
Lawyer found in contempt twice loses his license (The Columbus Dispatch)
A Columbus lawyer who spent 40 days in jail in 2005 for contempt of court was stripped of his law license for at least one year by the Ohio Supreme Court this week.
State Rep. Madden's endorsement claim false, attorney general's camp says (Dallas Morning News)
Facing a primary opponent in his Plano-Richardson district, GOP state Rep. Jerry Madden listed Attorney General Greg Abbott, one of the state's top Republicans, among supporters of his re-election effort in his campaign ads.
Lawyer charged in fraud case (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
OXFORD - An Oxford lawyer who was named in a civil lawsuit two weeks ago in connection with the alleged embezzlement of nearly $2 million from a client from Ireland, has been formally charged with wire fraud for allegedly misappropriating the money.
Lawyer Won't Be Charged in Shooting (The Lakeland Ledger)
BARTOW | Charges will not be filed against a Bartow lawyer who shot and wounded a woman he said was trying to break into his home.
District attorney quits amid scandal over release of e-mails (Contra Costa Times)
HOUSTON -- A district attorney who's considered the state's most powerful prosecutor resigned Friday under the weight of a scandal involving the release of dozens of pornographic, racist and political e-mails on his office computer.
Elko attorney temporarily suspended by State Bar (Elko Daily Free Press)
ELKO - Elko attorney Stanley Steiber has been temporarily suspended from practicing law by the State Bar of Nevada pending formal disciplinary proceedings.
Attorney general praises assistant Donker's work (Midland Daily News)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox praised the work of Midlander Norm Donker during a Daily News interview Wednesday. "Norm's done a great job" heading the child support division of Cox's office, which brings in more money than the division's cost, the attorney general said.
Tennessee judge won't allow exhuming district attorney's body in widow's murder case (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
A judge refused to allow investigators to dig up the body of a former Knox County district attorney general to look for evidence against his widow, who is charged with murdering her second husband.
Lawyer helped negotiate return of medals (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
One set of the priceless war medals stolen from Waiouru Army Museum was handed to an Auckland lawyer negotiating their return in the middle of January, it was revealed today.
Brazill reconsiders firing attorney in quest for new trial (Miami Herald)
A 21-year-old man trying to overturn his conviction for killing his middle school English teacher has withdrawn a motion to fire his court-appointed attorney.
Parsippany board fires its attorney (Daily Record)
PARSIPPANY -- The planning board has fired its attorney following his guilty plea to aiding a local builder in exchange for real estate discounts and other benefits for himself and family members.
Attorney: Parties agree on plea agreement (Casper Star-Tribune)
A tentative plea agreement has been reached in the case of a 27-year-old man whose vehicular homicide conviction was overturned by the Wyoming Supreme Court, the man's attorney said Wednesday.
Brazill reconsiders firing attorney in quest for new trial (WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News)
A man trying to overturn his conviction for killing his teacher says he no longer wants to fire his court-appointed attorney.
State's Attorney: Don't prosecute smoking ban (Granite City Press-Record)
The St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office will not bring charges against violators of the state's month-old smoking ban because specifics of the rule are incomplete, a letter from the office to area police departments says.
Former Traficant Attorney Gets License Reinstated (WFMJ Youngstown)
An Ohio Attorney who was an aid of former Congressman Jim Traficant will now be allowed to practice law in the state again. The Ohio Supreme Court reinstated Attorney Allen Sinclair's license to practice law after an indefinite suspension.