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Lawyer To Appeal Case Of Digging Up 'Gipper' (NBC 5 Chicago)
A lawyer representing family members of Notre Dame football legend George Gipp in a lawsuit stemming from the exhumation of his body says he plans to appeal a judge's dismissal of the case.
Minnesota Attorney General under investigation (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Minnesota's legislative auditor will launch a preliminary investigation into allegations of ethical and legal lapses in Attorney General Lori Swanson's office before deciding if a full-scale probe is warranted.
Lawyer: Gitmo trials pegged to '08 campaign (Miami Herald)
The Navy lawyer for Osama bin Laden's driver argues in a Guantánamo military commissions motion that senior Pentagon officials are orchestrating war crimes prosecutions for the 2008 campaign.
Coniglio's lawyer looks to push trial back (The Record)
NEWARK – The lawyer for Joseph Coniglio, the former Democratic state senator from Paramus indicted on federal corruption charges, is seeking to delay his upcoming trial until October.
Rutherford County man posing as lawyer ordered to pay fines, restitution (The Tennessean)
A paralegal posing as a lawyer who promised U.S. identifications to La Vergne's Laotian community was fined by the state and ordered to pay restitution.
Spector's Lawyer Says He Won't Be Ready For Retrial Until Fall (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
Phil Spector's new lawyer says he could not be ready for the music producer's murder retrial until September at the earliest.
Atlanta attorney nominated to serve on SEC (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
President Bush on Friday nominated well-known Atlanta attorney Luis Aguilar to fill one of two open seats at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Cuban-American Democrat is a graduate of three Georgia colleges and a partner in the Atlanta office of the McKenna, Long & Aldridge law firm. His nomination comes at a time when many Wall Street critics are calling for stricter regulations ...
Attorney General: IP Crimes Fund Terrorists (KSBW Salinas)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Friday that the huge profits generated from piracy and counterfeiting are increasingly flowing into the coffers of terrorist groups.
Attorney General Mukasy Claims Piracy Funds Terrorism (Addict 3D)
We had assumed that former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' sudden facsination with "piracy" was as a way to avoid dealing with the controversy surrounding his office -- but it appears his successor is heading down that path as well.
Goldsmith, Peters pick up endorsements in city attorney race (San Diego Daily Transcript via Yahoo! News)
Friday was filled with good news for Jan Goldsmith, one of four candidates trying to unseat San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre this June.
WA attorney general wants public to fight PSE rate hike (KING5 Seattle)
Puget Sound Energy wants to raise electricity and natural gas rates, but the attorney general's office says it's too much and wants public comment.Cut out your public comment card
Ex-Naples attorney to serve probation for soliciting “child” over Internet (Naples Daily News)
A former Naples defense attorney was sentenced Friday to five years of sex-offender probation for attempting to sexually solicit a 14-year old girl over the Internet.
Judge rules Dr. Patel will have to pay for his own lawyer (KATU Portland)
A judge ruled that a surgeon charged with manslaughter in the deaths of three patients in Australia will have to hire his own lawyer.
GOP state senator expected to declare for Va. attorney general (The Virginian-Pilot)
State Sen. Ken Cuccinelli, R-Fairfax, is expected to declare his plan to run for attorney general in 2009 on Monday. A patent lawyer and conservative Republican, Cuccinelli was elected to the General Assembly in a 2002 special election. He has been re-elected to the state Senate twice, most rec ...
Lawyer plans to appeal judge's dismissal of Gipp exhumation case (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
HOUGHTON, Mich. - A lawyer representing family members of Notre Dame football legend George Gipp in a lawsuit stemming from the exhumation of his body said Friday he plans to appeal a judge's dismissal of the case.
OnStar led police to killed Plantation attorney's SUV, search warrants reveal (Sun-Sentinel)
Warrants reveal Lewis case details Two search warrants obtained Friday in the murder of an attorney in Plantation revealed new details about the investigation into her death.
Ex-mayor interested in attorney slot for city (Johnson City Press)
With the city attorney position in Johnson City in limbo, a former mayor has expressed interest in the post.
Attorney: N.Y. Gov. Spitzer Ordered Smear Of Rival (CBS4 Miami)
A new report just released by the Albany district attorney finds that former Gov. Eliot Spitzer was intimately involved in a plot to discredit his political rival, Senate Republican leader Joe Bruno. Albany District Attorney P. David Soares says he can't bring criminal charges against Spitzer because he is no longer a public official.
Lawyer: War trials politicized (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
The Navy lawyer for Osama bin Laden's driver argues in a Guantanamo military commissions motion that senior Pentagon officials are orchestrating war crimes prosecutions for the 2008 campaign.
Spector Lawyer Says He Won't Be Ready Until Fall (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
Music producer Phil Spector makes a brief court appearance Friday and his new lawyer says he could not be ready for his second trial until September at least.
Attorney: N.Y. Gov. Spitzer Ordered Smear Of Rival (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
A new report just released by the Albany district attorney finds that former Gov. Eliot Spitzer was intimately involved in a plot to discredit his political rival, Senate Republican leader Joe Bruno. Albany District Attorney P. David Soares says he can't bring criminal charges against Spitzer because he is no longer a public official.
Lawyer reinstated amid dismissed bribery charge (The Clarion-Ledger)
The Mississippi Supreme Court has reinstated a lawyer's license to practice after determining he shouldn't have been arrested and indicted for allegedly trying to bribe a Hinds County judge in 2002.
Spector's new lawyer says he won't be ready for trial until fall (North County Times)
LOS ANGELES ---- Phil Spector made a brief court appearance Friday in which his new lawyer said he could not be ready for the music producer's murder retrial until September at the earliest.
Attorney general candidates offer Oregon voters change versus experience (The Oregonian)
The two Democratic candidates for Oregon attorney general differed little on the issues during a Friday debate in Portland, but they offered a stark contrast on which one can deliver.
Defense lawyer says politics mar Gitmo tribunals (Miami Herald)
The Navy lawyer for Osama bin Laden's driver argues in a Guantánamo military commissions motion that senior Pentagon officials are orchestrating war crimes prosecutions for the 2008 campaign.
Lawyer plans to appeal judge's dismissal of Gipp exhumation case (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
HOUGHTON, Mich. - A lawyer representing family members of Notre Dame football legend George Gipp in a lawsuit stemming from the exhumation of his body said Friday he plans to appeal a judge's dismissal of the case.
Texas attorney general reviews Bible course law (Dallas Morning News)
Attorney General Greg Abbott has been asked to review the 2007 law calling for a Bible course in high schools. Special questions were: • Are all school districts required to offer the course, studying the impact of the Bible on history and literature?
Accused triple-killer says he asked to talk to lawyer (The Scranton Times-Tribune)
TOWANDA — Triple-homicide suspect Steven Colegrove took the stand at a pretrial hearing in Bradford County Court on Friday, saying that he told state police in clear terms during an interrogation that he wanted to talk to a lawyer, contradicting testimony given by state troopers.
Detainee's lawyer claims charges are about politics (Seattle Times)
The Navy lawyer for Osama bin Laden's driver argues in a Guantánamo military commissions motion that senior Pentagon officials are...
Tech fraud poses threat to U.S., attorney general says in San Jose (San Jose Mercury News)
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Friday that a rising global tide of counterfeit products, some of them rip-offs of Silicon Valley technology, is generating huge profits for organized crime and even terrorist groups.
Invocation of attorney-client right rejected in Supreme Court ruling (The Ohio University Post)
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a lawyer's right to invoke attorney-client privilege in refusing to say if a client, now dead, knew anything about the disappearance of a 9-year-old girl.
Lawyer set to resign (The News-Times)
DANBURY -- General practice lawyer Steven Panos is scheduled to resign from the bar and will waive his right to reapply, according to court officials.He is expected to resign April 14, according to Mark A. Dubois, of the state's Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel.
Candidates debate style, role of attorney general (Salem Statesman Journal)
PORTLAND — John Kroger and Greg Macpherson are Democrats, but they appear to differ greatly in their approach to running the Oregon Department of Justice as the next attorney general.
Developer's Attorney Says Mediation Will Help Clarify East Lyme's Zoning Goals (New London Day)
East Lyme — An attorney for developer Glen Russo said Friday that upcoming mediation sessions will provide one of the first glimpses into what the
Waterloo lawyer has license suspended (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier)
WATERLOO --- The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended a Waterloo lawyer’s law license after finding he violated the state’s rules of professional conduct.
Special attorney needed in Reed case (SaukValley.com)
A special attorney will be appointed to represent three Ogle County officials named in a motion filed earlier this month in a 60-year-old murder case.
Police arrest D.C. attorney in child-sex sting (The Washington Examiner)
A 29-year-old Northwest Washington attorney has been charged with arranging to have sex with a 13-year-old girl after responding to an ad placed by D.C. police, according to court documents.
District attorney won't charge woman for sex with minor (Vallejo Times-Herald)
The Solano County District Attorney's Office has opted not to prosecute a Vacaville woman who was arrested three weeks ago on suspicion of engaging in unlawful sex with a minor. On Friday, the DA's Office filed a notice of intention not to
Judge: Patel Must Pay For Own Lawyer (Fox 12 Oregon)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A judge ruled that a surgeon charged with manslaughter in the deaths of three patients in Australia will have to hire his own lawyer.
Piracy Profits Funding Terrorism, Attorney General Says (GigaLaw.com)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned that the huge profits generated from piracy and counterfeiting are fostering terrorism.
Ex-F&S Oil president in Connecticut, attorney says (Republican-American)
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY -- Ousted F&S Oil President Christopher Carr is in Connecticut, and is in contact with state officials through his attorney, his lawyer said Tuesday. Brian E. Spears, a Westport attorney representing Carr, said he is regularly in contact with Carr, but would not disclose his location, or comment on the demise of F&S Oil. More details in Wednesday's ...
U.S. Attorney announces settlement in jet parts case (Deseret Morning News)
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah has announced the settlement of a federal civil action that alleged a military contractor sold defective aircraft parts to the Air Force.
U.S. Attorney to speak in Okanogan April 2 (The Chronicle)
U.S. Attorney James A. McDevitt will address several important issues for area landowners during a special presentation on Wednesday, April 2, at the Okanogan County Commissioners Hearing Room at 5:30 p.m., according to an announcement.
U.S. attorney general says piracy funding terror (KATU Portland)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Friday that the huge profits generated from piracy and counterfeiting are increasingly flowing into the coffers of terrorist groups.
Lawyer Says Cache County Prosecutor Subject Of FBI Probe In Doctor’s Sexual Abuse Case (2News Salt Lake City)
FBI agents are working a case in Cache County that a defense lawyer says involves a prosecutor's handling of a witness in the sexual battery trial of a pain doctor.
9/11 Lawyer Made Name in Lawsuit on Diet Pills (New York Times)
A lawyer representing nearly all ground zero workers who are suing New York City is being sued himself. The case centers on the distribution of a large settlement in a prior case.
Attorney Roger Cutler, who engineered controversial legal moves in Salt Lake City, set to call it quits (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 6:01 PM- WEST JORDAN - City Attorney Roger Cutler toted his experience with big-city scandals and capital politics to this sprawling west-side suburb in 2003.
Spector's new lawyer says he won't be ready for trial until fall (North County Times)
LOS ANGELES ---- Phil Spector made a brief court appearance Friday in which his new lawyer said he could not be ready for the music producer's murder retrial until September at the earliest.
'You have to save your client's life,' attorney says (Middletown Journal)
Attorney Greg Howard crams as many court appearances as he can into each day, sometimes as many as five before noon. The cases are important, especially to those involved, but for some clients it's a matter of life and death.
Village attorney sworn in (Granite City Press-Record)
Pontoon Beach has a new village attorney in Ron Motil.