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Lawyer: High Court rules Urdu-speaking refugees have rights to be Bangladeshi citizens (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Bangladesh's High Court ruled Sunday that some 200,000 Urdu-speaking refugees have the right to be Bangladeshi citizens, a lawyer and a news report said.
K-Fed attorney: Intense interest has its benefits (San Francisco Chronicle)
Kevin Federline's attorney can't complain about the intense interest in his client's child-custody battle with Britney Spears. He doesn't grumble about the television trucks and news reporters swarming the courthouse every time there's a hearing, or the...
Lawyer: TV appearance by incest victim 'not planned' at present (EARTHtimes.org)
Vienna - A television appearance by Austrian incest victim Elisabeth Fritzl, 42, was not planned at present, Fritzl's lawyer said Sunday, thereby contradicting a report in the tabloid Oesterreich (Austria). The newspaper reported Sunday that Fritzl...
Lawyer wants freedom for man in 1984 Flint-area death (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A lawyer for a man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a woman who had a heart attack after he broke into her home 24 years ago wants him to...
Israeli attorney general rules out early charges against Olmert (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Israel's attorney general said Sunday it would be unrealistic to expect any swift indictment of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert who is to be questioned again by police next week in a corruption probe.
K-Fed attorney: Intense interest has its benefits (AP via Yahoo! News)
Kevin Federline's attorney can't complain about the intense interest in his client's child-custody battle with Britney Spears.
K-Fed attorney: Intense interest has its benefits (NPR)
LOS ANGELES May 18, 2008, 06:30 pm ET · Kevin Federline's attorney can't complain about the intense interest in his client's child-custody battle with Britney Spears.
K-Fed attorney: Intense interest has its benefits (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By SANDY COHEN Kevin Federline's attorney can't complain about the intense interest in his client's child-custody battle with Britney Spears. He doesn't grumble about the television trucks and news reporters swarming the courthouse every time there's a hearing, or the paparazzi who hound the pop princess every moment there isn't. And he's certainly not opposed to the TV reports, tabloids and ...
K-Fed attorney: Intense interest has its benefits (The Charlotte Observer)
Kevin Federline's attorney can't complain about the intense interest in his client's child-custody battle with Britney Spears. He doesn't grumble about the television trucks and news reporters swarming the courthouse every time there's a hearing, or the paparazzi who hound the pop princess every moment there isn't. And he's certainly not opposed to the TV reports, tabloids and Web sites that ...
Murder hearing delayed as accused seeks new lawyer (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A depositions hearing in Porirua District Court for a man accused of murdering a Porirua mother has been delayed as the accused seeks a new lawyer.
Israeli attorney general rules out early charges against Olmert (Middle East Times)
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on May 11. Israel's attorney general said Sunday it would be unrealistic to expect any swift indictment of Olmert, who is to be questioned again by police next week in a corruption probe.
New lawyer search delays murder trial (The New Zealand Herald)
A depositions hearing in Porirua District Court for a man accused of murdering a Porirua mother has been delayed as the accused seeks a new lawyer. Quentin Duff, 35, of Whitby, is accused of murdering 33-year-old Bronwyn Aroha Whakaneke on January 8.
GOP attorney general prosecuted 26 cases against Democrats, according to newspaper report (KLTV 7 Tyler)
Associated Press - May 18, 2008 10:45 PM ET DALLAS (AP) - A published report says Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has prosecuted nothing but Democrats since he said two years ago...
Lawyer pleads not guilty to 134 charges (News Interactive)
FORMER high profile Hobart lawyer John Avery has pleaded not guilty to 134 charges of stealing and dishonesty.
GOP attorney general prosecuted 26 cases against Democrats, according to newspaper report (KXAN 36 Austin)
DALLAS (AP) - A published report says Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has prosecuted nothing but Democrats since he said two years ago that the state faced an epidemic of vote fraud.
Lawyer seeks freedom for inmate in 1984 death (South Bend Tribune)
MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of a woman who had a heart attack after he broke into her home 24 years ago wants him to go free.
All attorney general's vote-fraud cases targeted Democrats (Austin American-Statesman)
Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott, who said two years ago that Texas faced an epidemic of vote fraud, has since prosecuted 26 cases, all against Democrats and most of them black or Hispanic, according to a published report.
Lawyer warns against general elections, analysts say it's inevitable (The Jamaica Observer)
WITH speculation heightening that the country could be forced to the polls this year, pending the outcome of several court challenges over dual citizenship held by parliamentarians of the ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), constitutional lawyer Bert Samuels says the members of the legislature should tread cautiously.
Former lawyer pleads not guilty of embezzlement (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A former high profile Tasmanian lawyer has pleaded not guilty in the Hobart Criminal Court to stealing and embezzling more than $500,000.
Lawyer: High Court rules Urdu-speaking refugees have rights to be Bangladeshi citizens (Arizona Daily Star)
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh's High Court ruled Sunday that some 200,000 Urdu-speaking refugees have the right to be Bangladeshi citizens, their lawyer said.
Zimbabwe: Attorney General Fired (AllAfrica.com)
THE Attorney-General Sobusa Gula-Ndebele has been fired by President Robert Mugabe "for misbehaviour" following recommendations by a tribunal which investigated him on allegations of conduct inconsistent with public office.
State's attorney launches new anti-drunken driving program (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES - State's Attorney John Barsanti announced Wednesday a new initiative to obtain warrants for blood samples from suspected drunken drivers who refuse breath tests when they are pulled over.
Judge: Former attorney can’t testify (Montrose Daily Press)
MONTROSE — JetAway’s attempt to have its former attorney testify was neither “usual” nor timely under trial rules, Judge James Schum said Tuesday.
Bhutto widower acquitted of drugs smuggling charges: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Pakistani court on Monday acquitted Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, of decade-old charges of drugs smuggling, his lawyer said.
Zimbabwe: Attorney-General Gula-Ndebele Fired (AllAfrica.com)
President Mugabe has fired Attorney-General Mr Sobusa Gula-Ndebele for misbehaviour following recommendations by a tribunal which investigated him, Acting Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Mr Maxwell Ranga announced yesterday.
GOP attorney general prosecuted 26 cases against Democrats, according to newspaper report (KXAN 36 Austin)
(AP) A published report says Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has prosecuted nothing but Democrats since he said two years ago that the state faced an epidemic of vote fraud.
Lawyer denies 'directing police' (Cape Argus)
The secretary to the stalled Erasmus Commission of Inquiry, lawyer Zithulele Twala, has denied directing the work of the police in investigations into matters related to the commission.
Lawyer denies 'directing police' (Cape Argus)
The secretary to the stalled Erasmus Commission of Inquiry, lawyer Zithulele Twala, has denied directing the work of the police in investigations into matters related to the commission.
K-Fed attorney: Intense interest has its benefits (AP via Yahoo! News)
Kevin Federline's attorney can't complain about the intense interest in his client's child-custody battle with Britney Spears.
Zardari acquitted of drugs smuggling charges: lawyer (The Economic Times)
A Pakistani court acquitted Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, of decade-old charges of drugs smuggling, his lawyer said.
Former U.S. Attorney General and Leading Russian Legal Experts Agree That U.S. 'RICO' Law Cannot Be Used In Russian ... (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation said today that it had submitted expert testimony from former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh, the former chief legal officer for the United States, and numerous independent Russian legal experts, that strongly supports the Company's motion to dismiss the case brought against it in a Russian court by Florida trial lawyers representing the Russian ...
Former U.S. Attorney John Brownlee holding news conference at 11 a.m. (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
After just stepping down as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, it looks like John Brownlee may be making his political aspirations known.
Florida Bar disbars Orlando lawyer, disciplines others (Orlando Sentinel)
An Orlando lawyer has been disbarred and several other area attorneys have been disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Bar reported today.
Personal injury attorney expected to recover from car accident (Dallas Morning News)
Personal injury attorney Brian Loncar, who was injured when his car collided with a fire engine truck, is expected to fully recover from his injuries, his office said.
Former U.S. attorney considers bid for state attorney general (The Virginian-Pilot)
Former United States Attorney John Brownlee will announce Tuesday his decision about whether toandnbsp;run forandnbsp;state attorney general in 2009. Brownlee recently resigned his position as a federal government prosecutor to explore a bid for state office. He was appointed by President G ...
Channel 7's Goldklank has lawyer stand in at arraignment (Boston Herald)
Troubled Channel 7 honcho Randi Goldklank was a no-show earlier today in East Boston District Court - where her lawyer pleaded not guilty on her behalf to charges of assaulting...
Daughter of prominent lawyer seriously injured (Hamilton Spectator)
By BARB BROWN The Hamilton Spectator The 15-year-old daughter of prominent Hamilton lawyer, Dean Paquette, remains unconscious and in serious condition at Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital where she was airlifted Friday after the ATV she was riding left the road and crashed into a tree in Muskoka Lakes Township.
Atlantic Beach lawyer disciplined by Florida Supreme Court (BizJournals)
An Atlantic Beach lawyer is one of 34 that have been disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court.
Attorney seeks delay in arraignment of 9/11 suspect (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
A defense attorney for alleged Sept. 11 conspirator Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi is asking a military judge to postpone his June 5 arraignment at Guantanamo Bay.
Attorney seeks delay in arraignment at Gitmo of 9/11 suspect (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - May 19, 2008 2:23 PM ET SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A defense attorney for alleged Sept. 11 conspirator Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi is asking a military judge to postpone his...
U.S. lawyer Lerach reports to California prison (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
William Lerach, a prominent U.S. class-action lawyer, reported to a low-security prison in California on Monday to serve a two-year term after admitting he participated in an illegal kickbacks scheme at his former law firm.
Attorney general charges Forum Trading with making false promises (BizJournals)
Forum Trading Inc. has been charged by the Texas Attorney General with marketing fake energy-saving devices.
U.S. Attorney General pledges more support for New Orleans (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
The New Orleans region is in pressing need of mental health and drug treatment support in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, said U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Monday, after meeting with police officers and viewing the spots where the levee failures that poured agony across the city.
“Strong Arm” survives crash Dallas wreck injures attorney Loncar (The Examiner)
Attorney Brian Loncar, familiar to Southeast Texans as “The Strong Arm" who features an army tank in some of his television commercials, is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a collision between his Bentley and a speeding fire truck.
Court Appoints Attorney to Mother Accused of Killing Son (WBAY Green Bay)
Brenda Thiel made a second court appearance Monday, but still did not have an attorney.
Lawyer Lerach reports to California prison (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
William Lerach, a prominent U.S. class-action lawyer, reported to a low-security prison in California on Monday to begin serving a two-year term after admitting he participated in an illegal kickbacks scheme at his former law firm.
Attorney calls for lesser charge in bondage case (WKRN Nashville)
The attorney for the Maury County woman charged in the death of her husband is calling for a lesser charge.
Attorney Explains Whistle Blower Lawsuit against the City (KIII Corpus Christi)
Attorney Rene Rodriguez speaks to 3 news about Lawsuit
Ex-NBA Ref's Attorney Blasts Feds (CBS News)
The attorney for former NBA referee Tim Donaghy sharply criticized the government Monday for effectively shutting down the NBA gambling prosecution.
Local attorney gives an update (KVII 7 Amarillo)
By Sarah Davidson Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008 at 7:08 p.m. AMARILLO -- Although custody hearings got underway Monday, for the children removed from the West Texas polygamous sect, one Amarillo attorney is still awaiting his day in court.