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Cook County state's attorney candidate Anita Alvarez blasts County Board (Chicago Tribune)
Alvarez berates county for deep cuts in budget of state's attorney office Anita Alvarez, the Democratic nominee for Cook County state's attorney, blasted the County Board on Monday for talking big on law enforcement but failing to fund prosecutors.
VISTA: Irrigation District ends contract with in-house lawyer (North County Times)
VISTA ---- The Vista Irrigation District abruptly parted ways with its full-time lawyer Sunday in a special closed-session board meeting just 15 months after hiring her, district officials said Monday. Water board members voted unanimously to end the
Gregoire endorses Ladenburg for Washington attorney general (Seattle Times)
John Ladenburg has opened off his campaign for Washington state attorney general at a fundraiser in Seattle.
'Holy Grail' of Animal Rights Law Tantalizes a New Breed of Lawyer (The New York Sun)
A few years back, a lawyer sued President Bush in Hawaii on behalf of all the world's whales, porpoises, and dolphins. Although the case was dismissed, the outcome gave animal rights lawyers a glimmer of hope. At the time, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided that it saw "no reason" why the Constitution prevents federal courts from hearing cases brought in the name of animals. All that ...
Gregoire endorses Ladenburg for Washington attorney general (Seattle Times)
Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg has kicked off his campaign for Washington state attorney general with a fundraiser in Seattle.
Texas attorney general: Case against needle-exchange workers can proceed (The Kansas City Star)
Those in possession of drug paraphernalia as part of a needle-exchange program can be prosecuted, the Texas Attorney General's Office said Monday, clearing the way for a case against three activists who passed out clean syringes.
Digest: Ohio attorney general faces impeachment (Baltimore Sun)
COLUMBUS, Ohio // Risking impeachment, Ohio's attorney general has refused demands from the governor and virtually every other state-level Democratic office-holder that he resign over a sexual harassment scandal in his office and an affair with a subordinate. Gov. Ted Strickland told reporters yesterday that Democrats will begin drafting an impeachment resolution against Attorney General Marc ...
Lawyer at Fieger's firm tells of FBI visit (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for Geoffrey Fieger's law firm testified Monday in Detroit that his children were terrified the night FBI agents showed up at his home to question him about contributions he and his wife made to John Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign.
Ohio attorney general resists calls for his resignation (The Monterey County Herald)
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Risking impeachment, Ohio's attorney general on Monday refused demands from the governor and other fellow Democrats that he resign over a sexual harassment scandal in his office and an affair with a subordinate. Gov.
Ohio's attorney general faces impeachment (Seattle Times)
Risking impeachment, Ohio's attorney general Monday refused demands from the governor and other fellow Democrats that he resign over a sexual-harassment...
Marcos victims want out-of-court settlement--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Human rights victims want to settle with the government their claims over some $29 million worth of assets allegedly amassed by the late president Ferdinand Marcos now being litigated by Singapore courts, their lawyer said Tuesday.
Accused in Toronto bomb plot case roughed up in jail, lawyer says (CBC)
A lawyer representing one of the 11 remaining Toronto bomb plot suspects arrested on terror-related charges in June 2006 says his client has been roughed up in prison.
Lawyer Wants Separate Trials in Video Game Slayings (WCTV Tallahassee)
Lawyer says defendant should have gotten separate trial in Xbox slayings.
Lawyer: Defendants Should Have Gotten Separate Trial In Xbox Slayings (WFTV 9 Orlando)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A defense lawyer says three men convicted of killing six people over an Xbox video game system should have received separate trials.
Lawyer at Taser inquiry says police need to give more info on Taser use (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
VANCOUVER - As an inquiry into Taser use heads into its second day, a lawyer for one of the alleged victims says Canadians won't know the full story until RCMP tell all.
Iraq lawyer to publish first volume of book on Saddam's life (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The first of a three-volume book on Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's life from childhood to the day of his execution is to be published later this year, Iraqi lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi said on Tuesday.
France fully unfreezes Russia c.bank account-lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
PARIS, May 6 - A French court has fully lifted a freeze on the Russian central bank's accounts with French commercial banks, frozen as part of a suit by Swiss trading firm Noga, a lawyer said on Tuesday.
Attorney accused of bilking clients (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Prosecutors allege Emily Strange was one of several victims of attorney Louis Smith, who is accused of stealing more than $680,000 from elderly and deceased clients.
Iraq lawyer to publish first volume of book on Saddam's life (Middle East Times)
Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein waves to a crowd in Baghdad in 1995. The first of a three-volume book on Saddam's life from childhood to the day of his execution is to be published later this year, Iraqi lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi has said.
NH ex-candidate's lawyer: incident from stress of court case (7 News Boston)
DOVER, N.H. -- A lawyer for former congressional candidate Gary Dodds says Dodds arrest on alleged bail violations was prompted by marital stress from his trial and conviction from a faked disappearance.
Indonesia has no chance with suit against Tommy Suharto: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An Indonesian government suit for more than 400 million dollars from former president Suharto's youngest son has no chance of success, Tommy Suharto's lawyer said Tuesday.
Indonesia has no chance with suit against Tommy Suharto: lawyer (TODAYonline)
Tommy Suharto talks to journalists in January 2008. An Indonesian government suit for more than 400 million dollars from former president Suharto's youngest son has no chance of success, Suharto's lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney: Okeechobee High gay club was too late (The Palm Beach Post)
The principal at Okeechobee High School barred a student from reviving a Gay-Straight Alliance last month because it was too late in the school year, not because of the nature of the club, according to an attorney for the Okeechobee County School District.
Neb. attorney general says he'll prosecute gas cheats (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The state attorney general says his office will prosecute gas station operators who try to cheat customers by switching fuels.
Rotarians hear from London lawyer who probed corruption, crime in Bosnia, Iraq (Chatham This Week)
A London lawyer who headed a team of international lawyers and investigators into corruption in Bosnia and Iraq says he’s convinced the reconstruction of either country is impossible without the continued security and stabilization of their governments.
Neb. attorney general says he'll prosecute gas cheats (INO News)
(AP:LINCOLN, Neb.) The state attorney general says his office will prosecute gas station operators who try to cheat customers by switching fuels. "We intend to prosecute those who deceive the public," Attorney General Jon Bruning said in a statement issued Monday.
Attorney: Fieger never told him to hide memo on campaign contributions (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- A key witness in the government's obstruction of justice case against attorney Geoffrey Fieger testified Tuesday that Fieger never told him to conceal an internal law firm memorandum from a federal grand jury.
Ohio Leaders Study Impeachment Process For Attorney General (WCPO Cincinnati)
Ohio lawmakers are moving cautiously on impeachment proceedings against embattled Attorney General Marc Dann.
Ohio Leaders Study Impeachment Process For Attorney General (The Kentucky Post)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio lawmakers are moving cautiously on impeachment proceedings against embattled Attorney General Marc Dann. Gov. Ted Strickland told Dann in a letter that a resolution to start the impeachment process would be introduced immediately if he failed to resign.
Judge allows Clemens to keep attorney in defamation suit (KXAN 36 Austin)
HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge says Roger Clemens can keep his attorney in his defamation lawsuit against the former trainer who accused the pitcher of using performance-enhancing drugs.
Ohio's Attorney General Under Pressure to Resign (NPR)
Ohio's attorney general, Democrat Marc Dann, risks impeachment over a sexual harassment scandal in his office and an admitted affair. The state's governor, Ted Strickland, and other top state Democrats want Dann to step aside. Jo Ingles reports from Ohio Public Radio.
Judge allows Clemens to keep attorney in defamation suit (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - May 6, 2008 4:45 PM ET HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge says Roger Clemens can keep his attorney in his defamation lawsuit against the former trainer who accused the pitcher of...
Judge allows Clemens to keep attorney in defamation suit (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
A federal judge says Roger Clemens can keep his attorney in his defamation lawsuit against the former trainer who accused the pitcher of using performance-enhancing drugs. The ex-trainer, Brian McNamee, wanted attorney Rusty Hardin removed from the case because the lawyer represented both Clemens and pitcher Andy Pettitte before the release of the Mitchell Report. Pettitte later admitted using ...
Judge allows Clemens to keep lawyer in defamation suit (Houston Chronicle)
A Houston federal judge ruled today that Rusty Hardin may continue to serve as the lawyer for pitcher Roger Clemens' in his defamation lawsuit despite attempts to have him removed.
Judge allows Roger Clemens to keep his lawyer in defamation suit (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
HOUSTON - A federal judge ruled Roger Clemens can keep his lawyer in the defamation lawsuit against his former trainer, who accused the pitcher of using performance-enhancing drugs.
Calls mount for Ohio attorney general to resign (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, who has been investigating companies involved with subprime mortgages, was under mounting pressure on Tuesday to resign or face possible impeachment in the wake of a sexual harassment probe in the attorney general's office.
Judge allows Clemens to keep attorney (MLB.com)
Judge allows Clemens to keep attorney
Judge says Clemens can keep Hardin as lawyer (Sports Illustrated)
HOUSTON (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Roger Clemens can keep his lawyer in the defamation lawsuit against his former trainer, who accused the pitcher of using performance-enhancing drugs.
Cline leads primary in Durham district attorney race (WAVY 10)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - An assistant prosecutor who worked under the disgraced Mike Nifong is leading the Democratic primary for Durham County district attorney.
Man accused of murdering lawyer (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
A man accused of murdering his lawyer after the pair fell out over a divorce settlement sought bullets from overseas, a court has heard.
Former city attorney gets new contract (The Victoria Advocate)
Former Victoria City Attorney David Smith was granted a $2,300-a-month contract Tuesday, and his assistant was promoted to city attorney.
Man 'shot lawyer after divorce row' (The Age)
Former client accused of murdering lawyer sought bullets from overseas, court told.
Bar association offering Dial-A-Lawyer service (The Republican)
Residents of Western Massachusetts can receive free legal advice on May 21 through the Massachusetts Bar Association's semiannual Dial-A-Lawyer call-in program.
Judge says Rocket can keep lawyer (Boston Herald)
HOUSTON - A federal judge ruled yesterday that Roger Clemens can keep his lawyer in the defamation lawsuit against his former trainer, who accused the pitcher of using performance-enhancing...
SC restricts French lawyer (Nepalnews. com)
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by French lawyer Isabelle Coutant Peyre to defend Charles Sobhraj during the court proceedings on Tuesday.
Lawyer Hopes F-Word Means 'Forgiven,' Asks Court to Lift Sanctions (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The lawyer who was hit with sanctions for failing to rein in a foul-mouthed client is asking a judge for permission to drop the client and begging for the sanctions to be lifted. Client Aaron Wider's alleged misconduct included dropping 73 "F-bombs" during his deposition -- prompting a federal judge to impose sanctions of more than $29,000 on attorney Joseph R.
Lawyer feared Fieger prosecution (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer in Geoffrey Fieger's firm told a federal jury Tuesday he was concerned about keeping within campaign contribution laws because he believed his high-profile boss would be nailed for any violations.
Goode family retains civil-rights lawyer (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The family of Timothy Goode, the grand-nephew of former Mayor W. Wilson Goode who was killed by police in January, has retained prominent civil-rights lawyer David Rudovsky and filed a formal complaint with the city's Police Advisory Commission.
ROCKET CAN KEEP LAWYER (New York Post)
HOUSTON - A federal judge ruled yesterday that Roger Clemens can keep his lawyer in the defamation lawsuit against his former trainer, who accused the pitcher of using performance-enhancing drugs. Lawyers for Clemens' former trainer, Brian McNamee, filed a motion for attorney Rusty Hardin to be removed from the case because Hardin represented both Clemens and pitcher Andy Pettitte for several ...
Bookish former lawyer is Russia's new leader (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A diminutive, softly-spoken former corporate lawyer, Russia's new president Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev is an unlikely figure to lead the biggest country on earth.