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Lawyer For UTEP Basketball Star Jackson Says No Laws Broken (KFOX 14 El Paso)
The lawyer for UTEP basketball star Stefon Jackson said there's no evidence that justified police charging the 21-year-old junior with hindering an investigation into a Pennsylvania shooting. Raw Video: Stefon Jackson Speaks
Lawyer: New evidence found in yogurt shop case (Austin American-Statesman)
The lawyer for Robert Springsteen, one of two defendants expected to be retried this year in Austin's infamous 1991 yogurt shop murders of four teenage girls, wrote in a court filing this week that new DNA evidence in the case exonerates Springsteen, co-defendant Michael Scott as well as two former defendants, something prosecutors dispute.
Bilal - Journalst Spent 2 Years In Iraqi Jail Based On No Evidence Says Attorney (ContactMusic)
The attorney hired by the Associated Press to defend AP photographer Bilal Hussein, who was imprisoned for more than two years by the U.S. military after being accused ...
Longtime Las Vegas Attorney, Political Activist Dies (KLAS Las Vegas)
Long time Las Vegas attorney and Democratic political activist Charlie Waterman has died. He died Thursday morning of a heart attack after a short illness.
Lawyer: Military Only Produced 2 Witnesses Against AP Photog (Editor & Publisher)
The U.S. military produced only two witnesses to testify at Bilal Hussein's investigative hearing, according to Hussein's lawyer.
Bill gives attorney general oversight of Open Meeting Law; blocks fines for municipal officials (The Republican)
BOSTON - A legislative committee today killed a proposal to establish fines for individual municipal officials who violate the state's Open Meeting Law, but handed enforcement of the law to the attorney general.
Orlewicz Attorney Planning Appeal (WXYZ-TV Detroit)
The attorney for Jean Pierre Orlewicz says personal protection orders filed against Daniel Sorensen will be key to his client's appeal.
Lawyer Gill Switalski seeks £19m after losing her job in sex bias ordeal (Times Online)
A top City lawyer who won a claim for sex discrimination after being driven from her job in an 18-month campaign of bullying is seeking £19 million in compensation.
County’s attorney always did ‘what is right’ (Houston County News)
The courtroom settings will change, but Houston County Attorney Rick Jackson said there would be no change in his determination to use the power of a prosecutor, not only judicially, but wisely. 
Bullied City lawyer seeks record £19m payout for treatment that left her a 'physical and mental wreck' (Daily Mail)
A city lawyer is in line for an astonishing £19million payout after accusing her bosses of a campaign of bullying in which she was asked to bring in a death certificate to prove her mother had died. Gillian Switalski, 51, says she was left a mental and physical wreck
Martin's in jail while con man's lawyer walks free (Global TV Winnipeg)
When prominent Mexico lawyer Marco Antonio del Toro wandered into a Mexican courthouse this week, the irony of the situation was not lost on Canadian Brenda Martin, whose final hearing after more than two years' imprisonment in the country had just ended.
N.Y. Attorney General probes auction securities: report (CNNMoney.com via Yahoo! Finance)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating 18 Wall Street investment banks regarding the collapsed auction rate securities market, according to an article from the Wall Street Journal.
Lawyer released to appeal sentence (Austin American-Statesman)
Austin defense lawyer Adam Reposa has been released from jail to appeal his 90-day sentence for contempt.
Lawyer: New evidence found in yogurt shop case (Austin American-Statesman)
The lawyer for Robert Springsteen, one of two defendants expected to be retried this year in Austin's infamous 1991 yogurt shop murders of four teenage girls, wrote in a court filing this week that new DNA evidence in the case exonerates Springsteen, co-defendant Michael Scott as well as two former defendants, something prosecutors dispute.
District attorney to honor nine residents (The Sacramento Bee)
At an awards ceremony Friday morning, District Attorney Jan Scully is expected to recognize nine county residents who rose above fear and violence to help bring about justice.
Schoenborn's lawyer asks for patience (Kelowna Capital News)
The lawyer representing the man suspected of killing his three children has asked the public to be patient with the court process although he understands such cases attract a considerable amount of attention.
Attorney General Releases Results of Gas Price Investigation (KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities)
The state Attorney General says he's found out why gas prices are so high.  AG Rob McKenna released his findings in a startling report this afternoon highlighting reasons our state's high gas prices. 
Defense attorney says DNA evidence clears Scott, Springsteen from Yogurt Shop Murders (KVUE-TV Austin)
A defense attorney says DNA evidence clears the two men accused in Austin’s Yogurt Shop Murder case.
NY Attorney General Subpoenas Banks In Securities Probe (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has issued subpoenas to 18 banks in a probe of auction rate securities and the methods used by banks to sell them to investors.
Attorney misses appeal deadline in Julie Popovich case (The Columbus Dispatch)
The convicted killer of a Reynoldsburg woman nearly lost his chance to appeal a life prison sentence after a court-appointed attorney neglected to file the paperwork on time.
Attorney General targets foreclosure consultants (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Attorney General Lori Swanson has sued six more out of state foreclosure consultants, for taking money from clients upfront in an alleged violation of Minnesota law.
Attorney General Nixon files motion for execution dates of inmates (The Kansas City Star)
Attorney General Jay Nixon filed a motion with the Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday asking it to set execution dates for four death-row inmates.
Lawyer asks for mental exam for rape suspect (The Nashua Telegraph)
NASHUA -- A lawyer advising the former Greenville town treasurer on statutory rape charges has asked the court to order that he undergo a psychiatric evaluation, he said Thursday. ... - By ANDREW WOLFE Telegraph Staff
Accused lawyer gets September trial date (The Star-Ledger)
NEW YORK -- A judge here yesterday set a date for a prominent defense lawyer from New Jersey to stand trial on charges he was involved in a high-profile prostitution ring in Manhattan for a year and counseled the service about concealing its proceeds.
Harassed City lawyer could win £19m payout (Daily Telegraph)
A leading lawyer too ill to work after suffering discrimination and harassment at a top City firm could receive compensation of up to £19 million, it has emerged.
Majors' lawyer, Smith ordered out of court (The Nassau Guardian)
Dwight and Keva Major, who are fighting extradition to the United States, complained that their constitutional rights had been violated after their lawyer Keod Smith stepped down from their case--and they weren't allowed to get a new lawyer.
N.Y.'s Attorney General Subpoenas Finance Firms (Washington Post)
NEW YORK, April 17 -- New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has launched a wide-ranging criminal investigation of the market for auction rate securities, issuing subpoenas to 18 financial services companies, a source familiar with the inquiry said Thursday.
U.S. attorney to resign (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
U.S. Attorney John Brownlee, the top federal prosecutor in western Virginia, announced yesterday that he is resigning and is seriously considering running for state attorney general next year.
County attorney to testify in Phoenix serial shootings case (KVOA Tucson)
Associated Press - April 18, 2008 4:14 AM ET PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is expected to take the stand Friday in Phoenix's Serial Shooter case.
Schoenborn's lawyer says media 'out of line' (Kitchener/Waterloo Record)
MERRITT, B.C. (Apr 18, 2008) -- The lawyer for the suspect in the murders of his three children was in court in Kamloops yesterday, and later accused the media of being "out of line'' in its coverage.
Lawyer for murder suspect says media 'out of line' (Telegraph-Journal)
The lawyer for the suspect in the murders of his three children was in court in Kamloops on Thursday, and later accused the media of being "out of line" in its coverage.
City of Oshkosh names Lorenson as City Attorney (The Oshkosh Northwestern)
Acting City Manager John Fitzpatrick on Thursday named Lynn Lorenson as Oshkoshs next city attorney.
Rankin picked for U.S. Attorney (Billings Gazette)
WASHINGTON - President Bush has nominated Kelly Rankin to serve as U.S. Attorney for Wyoming.
County attorney to defend wiretaps in Serial Shooters case (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is expected to take the stand today in Phoenix's Serial Shooter case. Thomas will go to Superior Court to defend the use of wiretaps in his office's investigation of serial shooter suspects Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman.
County attorney to testify in Phoenix serial shootings case (ABC 15 Phoenix)
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is expected to take the stand Friday in Phoenix's Serial Shooter case. Thomas will go to Superior Court to defend the use of wiretaps in his office's investigation of serial shooter suspects Dale Hausner and Samuel Dieteman.
City lawyer's £19m damages claim (BBC News)
A City firm fights a claim for £19m in damages from a lawyer who was sexually discriminated against.
Man goes against lawyer, pleads guilty to aggravated murder (Seattle Times)
A young transient has rejected his lawyer's advice and pleaded guilty to aggravated first-degree murder in Kelso.
Austin lawyer freed while appealing contempt sentence (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
AUSTIN -- A lawyer sentenced to 90 days in jail for a lewd gesture he made in court has been freed while he pursues an appeal. "If you look at contempt law, every case is the same...
Austin lawyer freed while appealing contempt sentence (KXAN 36 Austin)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A lawyer sentenced to 90 days in jail for a lewd gesture he made in court has been freed while he pursues an appeal. Adam Reposa tells the Austin American-Statesman that "if you look at contempt law, every case is the same - you lose at the trial court and you win on appeal."
Lawyer Appeals Sentence for Simulating Masturbation (FOX 4 News Dallas - Fort Worth)
A Texas lawyer sentenced to jail for simulating masturbation in front of a judge during a court proceeding is free while pursuing an appeal.
Report: U.S. attorney in LA set crime quotas (The Fresno Bee)
The head of the U.S. attorney's office here is being criticized by some prosecutors who claim he effectively set quotas that have forced them to concentrate on minor crimes instead of large-scale but complex and time-consuming cases.
Attorney quits in $187 million investment fraud case (Orange County Register)
'Mastermind' Daniel Heath's attorney forces sentencing delay.
Report: U.S. attorney in LA set crime quotas (San Francisco Chronicle)
The head of the U.S. attorney's office here is being criticized by some prosecutors who claim he effectively set quotas that have forced them to concentrate on minor crimes instead of large-scale but complex and time-consuming cases. The Los Angeles Times...
County attorney says he OK'd wiretaps to "stop the killing" (KVOA Tucson)
Associated Press - April 18, 2008 1:44 PM ET PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he authorized emergency police wiretaps in 2006 to "stop the killing" in Phoenix's Serial...
Cambria County District Attorney Warns Of Scam (WJAC 6 Johnstown)
CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa -- Officials with the Cambria County District Attorney's Office are warning senior citizens to be alert for a telephone scam that's been reported in the county.
Lawyer proposes 'Cordon's Law' in memory of murdered B.C. kids (CNews)
VICTORIA - A Vancouver family lawyer is lobbying for a tougher child-protection law in the wake of the slayings of three children in Merritt earlier this month and the stabbing death last September of a six-year-old Vancouver Island boy by his father.
Schneider lawyer aims to stop subpoena seeking malpractice settlements (The Wichita Eagle)
Stephen Schneider's lawyer is trying to stop a subpoena from federal prosecutors to obtain confidential settlements in medical malpractice cases against the indicted Haysville doctor. Lawrence Williamson of Kansas City filed a motion this morning to quash the subpoena and find out what other kind of similar information the government is trying to obtain about Schneider's civil lawsuits and ...
Lawyer freed while appealing contempt sentence (News 8 Austin)
A lawyer sentenced to 90 days in jail for a lewd gesture he made in court was freed while he pursues an appeal. Adam Reposa spent about eight hours in Travis County Jail before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ordered him released on his own recognizance.
Lawyer freed while appealing contempt sentence (News 8 Austin)
A lawyer sentenced to 90 days in jail for a lewd gesture he made in court has been freed while he pursues an appeal.
Family lawyer proposes 'Cordon's Law' in memory of murdered Merritt children (Times & Transcript)
A Vancouver family lawyer has launched an online petition for a tougher child-protection law in British Columbia in the wake of the slayings of three children in Merritt and the stabbing death last year of a six-year-old Vancouver Island boy by his father.