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Woodlan hires new attorney (The Daily News)
The Woodland City Council appointed William Eling of Vancouver as city attorney.
Lawyer files criminal raps vs Pope, Cardinal Rosales (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- A lawyer filed on Tuesday a criminal complaint before the Manila prosecutor's office accusing Pope Benedict XVI and Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales of human rights violations, including alleged disturbance of public order, swindling and teaching immoral doctrines.
Agents bullied me, Fieger lawyer says (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer in Geoffrey Fieger's law firm testified Monday that federal agents accused him of committing a felony and used heavy-handed tactics when they came to his home in November 2005 looking for information about reimbursements the firm paid him for contributing to John Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign.
Rogers Attorney Gets Two-Year Sentence (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- A Rogers tax attorney was sentenced to federal prison Monday for transporting stolen funds.
Lawyer for Fieger's firm slams fed's tactics (Lansing State Journal)
A lawyer in Geoffrey Fieger's law firm testified Monday that federal agents accused him of committing a felony and used heavy-handed tactics when they showed up on his doorstep in November 2005 looking for information about reimbursements the firm paid him for contributing to John Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign.
Uma Thurman's alleged stalker creepy but not dangerous, says lawyer (The Springfield News-Leader)
New York -- A former mental patient's note that his hands should be on Uma Thurman's body "at all times" may be creepy but it is not criminal, a lawyer said Monday in defense of a man accused of stalking the "Kill Bill" actress.
District attorney shares experiences and advice with local teens (Plattsburgh Press Republican)
CLINTONVILLE -- Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie's responsibilities in office are always keeping him busy. But the top county prosecutor took time recently to share his experiences and advice with high-school students.
CPS, lawyer differ on two boys' status (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
Child welfare officials and a Corpus Christi lawyer who claims the state cannot account for two children taken from the West Texas polygamist compound are in disagreement whether she has provided the agency with the names or ages of the children.
Lawyer charges Pope, archbishop of swindling (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer who once ran for president but was disqualified as a nuisance candidate on Tuesday filed swindling and public disorder cases against Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Alois Ratzinger) and Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales before the Manila Prosecutor’s Office.
Thurman stalker just 'creepy': lawyer (TVNZ)
A man accused of stalking actress Uma Thurman for two years may have been creepy and obsessive but he did not break the law, his lawyer told a New York jury.
Attorney Gen. To Release Voting Irregularities (CBS 13 Baltimore)
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler will release a report Tuesday from a task force that examined voting irregularities in 2006.
Ragusa's attorney seeks more time to research new charges (St. Petersburg Times)
TAMPA -- In an emergency bail revocation hearing this morning, Stephanie Ragusa's attorney asked for more time to ascertain the facts of the new charges after deputies say they stumbled upon the teacher leaving the home of a prior victim...
Lawyer: Uma Thurman stalker creepy, but not criminal (AM New York)
A lawyer says a former mental patient's note about his hands being on actress Uma Thurman's body "at all times" may be creepy but it is not criminal.
Don't blame son for father's sins: Khadr lawyer (CTV.ca)
Omar Khadr's lawyer made a forceful plea before a federal subcommittee in Ottawa Tuesday, asking Canada to help get his client out of a U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Iraq: Ex-deputy PM is innocent, says defence lawyer (Adnkronos)
Iraq: Ex-deputy PM is innocent, says defence lawyer (AKI) - Tariq Aziz, the former Iraqi deputy prime minister, charged with the execution of 40 merchants in 1992 is completely innocent, one of his defence lawyers said on Tuesday.Giovanni di Stefano told Adnkronos International (AKI) that 72-year-old Aziz was guilty of no crime and was being denied a fair trial in Iraq.The trial of ...
Defense attorney calls relationship between key witness and terrorism suspect a "lie" (The Toledo Blade)
Calling the nearly three years of interactions between Marwan El-Hindi and Darren Griffin a "lie," Mr. El-Hindi’s defense attorney questioned the government’s key witness for 2½ hours Tuesday morning, pointing out that during the length of the investigation Mr.
Lawyer: Civil Cases Over Ala Bond Dealings Possible -Report (Nasdaq)
NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Federal investigators looking into municipal bond dealings in Jefferson County, Ala., have concluded their probe and are to recommend civil charges against some individuals, the Birmingham (Alabama) News reported Tuesday, citing a local lawyer familiar with the situation.
Lawyer: Death row inmate killed himself (UPI)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 29 (UPI) -- A former librarian sentenced to death for the murder of his ex-girlfriend killed himself on death row in Florida, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Knoxville attorney suspended from practicing in fed. court (WATE 6 Knoxville)
Prominent Knoxville attorney Herb Moncier, who represented the citizens group in the Sunshine Trial against Knox County last fall, has been suspended from practicing in federal court.
Ex-Lawyer Is Sentenced In Estate Case (Washington Post)
A former Leonardtown lawyer who pleaded guilty in January to mishandling funds from a large estate was sentenced to five years' probation and 1,000 hours of community service.
Lawyer: Death row inmate killed himself (Moldova.org)
A former librarian sentenced to death for the murder of his ex-girlfriend killed himself on death row in Florida, his lawyer said Tuesday.William Coday, 51, was found dead in his cell Monday at the state prison in Raiford, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. The Florida Department of Corrections would say only that the death is under investigation. But lawyer George Reres said that Coday ...
Dallas Attorney Becky Gregory Confirmed as U.S. Attorney (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
Dallas attorney Becky Gregory has been confirmed by the Senate to be U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. The U.S. Senate today unanimously confirmed her nomination to take over the post of top federal prosecutor in the region.
UND authorities' report about alleged anti-Semitic acts reaches state's attorney (Fargo Forum)
GRAND FORKS - The Grand Forks County State's Attorney's Office received a report from UND Police on Monday about a UND student who said he was subjected to anti-Semitic taunts and racist graffiti, including "Scott is a Jew" written in ice cream on a dorm elevator. Advertisement: MOLSON LAKE LODGE FOURTH OF JULY "BIG BANG" SPECIAL We are offering BIG discounts at our American Plan ...
Senate Confirms Becky Gregory As New U.S. Attorney For Eastern Texas (KLTV 7 Tyler)
The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Rebecca "Becky" Gregory on Tuesday to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.
Curran Tomko Tarski partner confirmed as U.S. attorney (BizJournals)
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Becky Gregory, a partner at Curran Tomko Tarski LLP, as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.
Ohio Attorney General's Office Considering New E-mail Policy (WCMH Columbus)
Amid reports of an overly informal, sometimes profanity-laced workplace, the office of Attorney General Marc Dann is considering a new policy covering e-mail messages.
Health crisis brewing in Vancouver before safe injection site opened: lawyer (Times & Transcript)
A lawyer for a group that wants the federal government to keep a safe-injection site open in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside says a public health crisis was brewing in the area for more than a decade before the facility opened.
Austin attorney to help steer NACD (BizJournals)
Greg Holloway, an attorney at the Austin office of Thompson and Knight LLP, has been elected as an advisory board member to the National Association for Corporate Directors.
Wis. attorney general: Police can release DMV information (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - April 29, 2008 4:15 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says police can release personal information they've obtained from motor vehicle records in...
GOP faithful back Howe in JoCo district attorney race (The Kansas City Star)
Three Johnson County commissioners stood up today at a morning press conference in Olathe and waved the elect-Steve-Howe-for-district-attorney banner.
Attorney general: Police can release DMV information (The Capital Times)
Police responding to public record requests can legally release personal information they've obtained from motor vehicle records, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said in an opinion released Tuesday. The opinion is the first attempt to reconcile Wisconsin's open records law with the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), which limits the release of personal information in state motor ...
Gregory confirmed as U.S. attorney for Eastern District (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - April 29, 2008 8:35 PM ET DALLAS (AP) - Rebecca Gregory was confirmed today as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.
Gregory confirmed as U.S. attorney for Eastern District (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
DALLAS -- Rebecca Gregory was confirmed Tuesday as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Gregory has spent much of her career in the U.S.
Gregory confirmed as U.S. attorney for Eastern District (KETK 56 Tyler)
DALLAS (AP) - Rebecca Gregory was confirmed today as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Gregory has spent much of her career in the U.S. attorney's office and served as first assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District from 2002-2005.
Senate confirms Becky Gregory as U.S. attorney for Eastern District of Texas (Dallas Morning News)
A longtime federal prosecutor and former Dallas County district court judge was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate Tuesday to become the new U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.
Lawyer Urges Canada to Try a Citizen Held by U.S. Forces (New York Times)
The lawyer of Omar Khadr, who was 15 when he was arrested by American forces in Afghanistan, said his client would not receive a fair hearing from a U.S. military commission.
Attorney-General says Green faces attended democracy meeting (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
Tasmania's Attorney-General David Llewellyn says there appear to have been many Greens supporters at a public meeting on governance in Launceston last night.
Scottish lawyer cited for contempt (UPI)
EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 29 (UPI) -- A Scottish lawyer faces a criminal contempt finding for statements he made after a client was convicted on a terrorism charge.
Khadr's only hope for a fair trial is in Canada: lawyer (CBC)
Canadian Omar Khadr will likely be convicted of murder by a U.S. military tribunal even though there's no hard evidence he committed the crime, his lawyer told a parliamentary committee Tuesday.
Khadr's only hope for a fair trial is in Canada: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Canadian Omar Khadr will likely be convicted of murder by a U.S. military tribunal even though there's no hard evidence he committed the crime, his U.S. lawyer told a parliamentary committee Tuesday.
Attorney argues defendant requested a lawyer (The Trenton Times)
Although an autistic man twice told detectives that he wanted a lawyer, they questioned him without one, eventually eliciting a confession, his defense lawyer said yesterday.
Senate confirms Rebecca "Becky" Gregory as U.S. Attorney representing East Texas (Beaumont Enterprise)
Rebecca "Becky" Gregory, confirmed by the U.S. Senate Tuesday as the new U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, said she would continue the office's focus on prosecuting criminal gang activity.
Lawyer asks judge to toss statement (Bradenton Herald)
BRADENTON - The lawyer for man accused of fatally shooting the mother of his children outside their Palmetto home last year wants a judge to toss a statement that his client gave detectives.
Eastern District of Texas gets new U.S. Attorney (The Lufkin Daily News)
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the presidential appointment of Rebecca Gregory as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas.
Judge calls lawyer's fee 'excessive' (Boston Globe)
A federal judge in Boston has sharply reduced the fee a Texas lawyer can charge two Filipino ship workers who won a government whistle-blower payment, calling the lawyer's attempt to bill his clients nearly $300,000 "unethically excessive."
Woodland hires new attorney (The Daily News)
The Woodland City Council appointed William Eling of Vancouver as city attorney.
Ousted Thai PM and wife to testify in land corruption case: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Thailand's ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his wife will testify in person at their corruption trial in August over a controversial land purchase, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer James D. Andrews dies at 92 (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Longtime Henrietta developer and real estate lawyer James D. Andrews was known by many as a gentlemen's man and was described by friends as an honest, caring and generous person.
Man shot during pub brawl, says lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A lawyer for the man accused over the pub murder of Sydney man Soloman Penitani says the shooting occurred in a "violent brawl".
LINCOLN PARK: Strip club deal should be ratified, lawyer says (Detroit Free Press)
Lincoln Park's settlement with Hustler Club's developers is a good resolution that the City Council should ratify. That was the advice the independent lawyer the city hired to review the deal with the strip club repeated several times at Tuesday's meeting.