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Lawyer for HIV-positive former CFLer seeks new trial (CTV.ca)
A lawyer for a former football player convicted of knowingly exposing two women to HIV says his client deserves a new trial.
Talk of firing the U.S. attorney told at Rezko trial (SouthtownStar)
A government witness claims political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko discussed efforts among high-ranking Republicans, including Karl Rove, to have Chicago's U.S. attorney fired, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
Ship pilot's lawyer slams new charges (UPI)
The lawyer for the pilot of the freighter Cosco Busan is calling new charges connected to an oil spill in San Francisco Bay irrelevant to the case.
Anna Nicole Smith's mother sues lawyer, Web sites (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The mother of Anna Nicole Smith has sued the deceased television star's lawyer and several media outlets including celebrity Web site TMZ.com, claiming she was defamed.
New county attorney will make $175,000 under contract approved Wednesday (Naples Daily News)
Collier County commissioners on Wednesday approved a three-year contract for County Attorney Jeff Klatzkow. Commissioners voted to promote Klatzkow, rather than hire an external candidate, earlier this month.
Attorney general: Fargo may use building fund for new school (Fargo Forum)
BISMARCK, N.D. - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the Fargo school district may use its building fund to pay for a new high school. Advertisement: MOLLY MAID OF FARGO MOORHEAD Molly Maid Introductory Offer! 50% Off 50% Off 2nd Regularly Scheduled Cleaning For New First Time Customers-Certain Restrictions Apply
Attorney General says mobsters pose new global threat (AP via Yahoo! News)
Organized crime has emerged as a top global threat as mobsters conspire worldwide to prey on everything from energy markets to victims of identity theft, Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Wednesday.
Blogger bites lawyer: autism subpoena quashed (Ars Technica)
The blogger at Neurodiversity, who tracks disputes over autism, has turned the tables on a lawyer that tried to subpoena her in a case involving vaccinations. Said lawyer now has ten days to explain why his conduct doesn't fall afoul of federal rules. Read More...
Dayton attorney disciplined (Dayton Daily News)
A Dayton attorney has been given a one-year stayed suspension of her license by the Ohio Supreme Court for failing to diligently pursue two clients' cases in 2001 and for misleading one of those clients.
Lawyer Scolds Cambodia Tribunal Judges (New York Times)
A French lawyer for a Khmer Rouge leader erupted at the judges of Cambodia?s genocide tribunal because thousands of pages of documents had not been translated into French.
Foxy Brown - Lawyer Dumps Foxy Over Plea Deal (ContactMusic)
Rapper FOXY BROWN has been dumped by her lawyer. Just days after her release from New York prison Riker's Island, the rap star - real name Inga Marchand - learned ...
School head to get own lawyer (The Star)
PENANG: A school principal asked a High Court for time to get a lawyer to defend him in a suit filed by the former chairman of the school’s board of governors for removing him before his term expired.
Texas attorney general warns that Internet safety starts with user (Abilene Reporter-News)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott sounded the first warning, and other speakers repeated it, ensuring that everyone listening got the message: Cyberspace security begins with you.
Talk of firing the US attorney cited at Rezko trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
A government witness claims an indicted political fundraiser told him former White House adviser Karl Rove and other Republicans discussed efforts to get Chicago's U.S. attorney fired to derail a corruption probe, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Talk of firing the US attorney cited at Rezko trial (The Charlotte Observer)
A government witness claims an indicted political fundraiser told him former White House adviser Karl Rove and other Republicans discussed efforts to get Chicago's U.S. attorney fired to derail a corruption probe, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Prosecutors want Ali Ata to be allowed to testify about his alleged 2004 conversation with Antoin "Tony" Rezko at Rezko's corruption trial. Ata had pleaded ...
Judge should lose job, panel's attorney says (The Palm Beach Post)
An attorney for a judicial regulatory agency said Wednesday that St. Lucie County Judge Cliff Barnes should be removed from office for ridiculing other judges and court officials in his zeal to reduce jail crowding, but Barnes' attorney suggested that no discipline is warranted.
Talk of firing the US attorney cited at Rezko trial (Las Vegas Sun)
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 (8:57 p.m.) A government witness claims an indicted political fundraiser told him former White House adviser Karl Rove and other Republicans discussed efforts to get Chicago's U.S. attorney fired to derail a corruption probe, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Rove Accused In U.S. Attorney Firing Plot (CBS News)
A government witness claims political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko discussed efforts among high-ranking Republicans to have Chicago's aggressive U.S. attorney fired, a federal prosecutor said.
Rove Accused In U.S. Attorney Firing Plot (WCBS-TV New York)
A government witness claims political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko discussed efforts among high-ranking Republicans to have Chicago's aggressive U.S. attorney fired, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
Immigrant widow, 3 kids won't be deported, attorney says (Houston Chronicle)
An immigrant woman who sought refuge in the U.S. to escape gang violence linked to her husband's slaying in El Salvador won't be deported along with her three children as the family had feared, their attorney said Wednesday.
GOP bigwigs reportedly tried to oust U.S. attorney (Houston Chronicle)
In a bombshell disclosure before testimony began Wednesday morning in the Antoin "Tony" Rezko trial, a federal prosecutor said a former Rezko confidant was prepared to say that another friend of Rezko's was attempting to pull strings with White House political director Karl Rove to fire U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and kill his investigation into Rezko.
French lawyer for Khmer Rouge leader challenges tribunal, triggering new delay (International Herald Tribune)
A French lawyer known for his provocative style and infamous clients has taken center stage at the tribunal for Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge leaders.
Utah attorney: Polygamous sect parents denied constitutional rights (The Salt Lake Tribune)
FLDS parents in Texas whose children were taken away, and who must provide DNA samples, deserve independent, separate hearings before a judge -- a constitutional right that has been denied to them, a Utah attorney says.
'MADAM' LAWYER WANTS DA TO BARE ALL IN INDICTMENT (New York Post)
The madam charged with running a high-priced Manhattan prostitution ring should be set free because prosecutors haven't revealed the X-rated details of her hookers' liaisons with their wealthy clients, a lawyer said yesterday. "District Attorney...
District attorney, assistant DA receive service award (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC Manitowoc County District Attorney Mark Rohrer and Assistant District Attorney Michael Griesbach will receive the Wisconsin Association of Homicide Investigators-Meritorious Service Award, according to Acting Manitowoc Police Chief Tony Dick.
French lawyer for Khmer Rouge challenges Cambodia court (AP via Yahoo! News)
A French lawyer known for his provocative style and infamous clients has taken center stage at the tribunal for Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge leaders, challenging the judges and adding to the woes of an already troubled court.
Rove Accused In U.S. Attorney Firing Plot (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
A government witness claims political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko discussed efforts among high-ranking Republicans to have Chicago's aggressive U.S. attorney fired, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
‘Probe VSMMC lapses, too’--lawyer of doc in scandal (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
CEBU CITY, Philippines -- The lawyer of Dr. Phillips Leo Arias, one of the medical personnel facing charges for the controversial rectal operation that found its way to the video-sharing site YouTube, wants the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) also probed for allegedly not implementing hospital policy.
Former Iraqi Deputy PM Tariq Aziz To Face Trial - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
AMMAN (AFP)--Former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tariq Aziz will go on trial next week over his alleged role in the execution of 42 Iraqi merchants in 1992, his lawyer has said.
Iraq's Aziz faces trial over execution of merchants: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz will go on trial next week over his alleged role in the execution of 42 Iraqi merchants in 1992, his lawyer said.
Attorney says ex-Cowboy Lehr won't be indicted; investigators won't confirm statement (Dallas Morning News)
The attorney for former Dallas Cowboys lineman Matt Lehr, who has been under investigation for months on allegations that he distributed steroids to other NFL players, said Wednesday that his client would not be indicted.
Iraq's Aziz faces trial over execution of merchants: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Former Iraqi deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz will go on trial next week over his alleged role in the execution of 42 Iraqi merchants in 1992, his lawyer said.
Bush lawyer tangles with judge over wiretaps / Attorney won't say if Congress can limit president's power (San Francisco Chronicle)
A Bush administration lawyer resisted a San Francisco federal judge's attempts Wednesday to get him to say whether Congress can limit the president's wiretap authority in terrorism and espionage cases, calling the question simplistic. "You can't possibly make...
Lawyer: 9/11 mastermind trial will be 'insanity' (CNN.com)
Prescott Prince is a small-town lawyer who has never taken a death penalty case to trial. Yet he finds himself involved in one of the biggest capital punishment cases this century: He's defending alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Lawyer fears 9/11 mastermind trial will be 'insanity' (Sports Illustrated)
Prescott Prince is a small-town lawyer who has never taken a death penalty case to trial. Yet he finds himself involved in one of the biggest capital punishment cases this century: He's defending the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Prosecutor to Decide to File Charges Against State's Attorney (KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau)
A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to decide whether any charges should be filed against Union County State's Attorney Allen James.
Graham not interested in plea deal, lawyer says (ESPN)
Former track coach Trevor Graham, scheduled to go on trial next month on charges of lying to federal agents, apparently is not interested in any sort of plea bargain, his lawyer told the New York Daily News.
Attorney General investigating Blues’ acquisitions (Crain's Detroit Business)
Attorney General Michael Cox is looking into whether Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan improperly used its assets to purchase out-of-state insurance companies in violation of state statutes, a spokesman said Thursday.
Rezko trial turns to Rove, attempt to fire U.S. attorney Fitzgerald (The Pantagraph)
CHICAGO -- A government witness claims political fundraiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko discussed efforts among high-ranking Republicans, including Karl Rove, to have Chicago’s U.S. attorney fired, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
Lawyer Wants Off Rooney Case (WCAX-TV Vermont)
The lawyer representing murder defendant Brian Rooney wants to withdraw from the case.
MCC violated Open Meetings Act, state's attorney says (Daily Herald)
McHenry County College violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act in February when security guards removed four citizens from a building while the board of trustees was holding a public meeting, according to a formal complaint filed today by the McHenry County state's attorney's office.
Lawyer fears 9/11 mastermind trial will be 'insanity' (CNN.com)
Prescott Prince is a small-town lawyer who has never taken a death penalty case to trial. Yet he finds himself involved in one of the biggest capital punishment cases this century: He's defending the alleged mastermind of the September 11 terror attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
Convicted Sex Offender Accused of Molesting 2 Boys Fires Attorney (FOX 6 News San Diego)
A convicted sex offender accused of molesting two boys and possessing child pornography fired his attorney, delaying his trial until at least late summer.
Attorney: Girl in videotaped beating portrayed unfairly (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
POLK COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- The attorney for one of the teenagers charged in the videotaped beating of a Polk County girl said the charges against her client are "exaggerated."
Lompoc man receives nine-year sentence for posing as an attorney (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
After months of delays, Senior Deputy District Attorney John MacKinnon says Euell Ryles was sentenced Thursday morning.
Calif. attorney general wants to expand use of DNA results (The Fresno Bee)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Thursday he is changing state policy to expand the use of DNA results, a shift he said could rekindle some cases where other leads have gone cold.
Attorney General Jerry Brown wants to expand use of DNA results (San Jose Mercury News)
SACRAMENTO - California Attorney General Jerry Brown said today he is changing state policy to expand the use of DNA results, a shift he said could rekindle some cases where other leads have gone cold.
Haneef inquiry could be waste of time and money: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for former Gold Coast terrorism suspect Dr Mohamed Haneef says he is worried a Government-ordered inquiry into the case will be a waste of time and money.
Reid gets new attorney for homicide case (Quad-City Times)
Elijah Reid will have an experienced defense attorney to represent him in a double homicide case in Rock Island County Circuit Court.
Attorney calls investigation of area coach sloppy (Muskogee Phoenix)
An attorney who is defending a former Midway football coach facing 10 sex-related counts involving minors intends to prove the investigation was sloppy, he said Thursday.