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Attorney defends JCUA (The Mississippi Press)
PASCAGOULA -- The Jackson County Utility Authority's board of directors is not unique, said Jimmy Heidelberg, board attorney. "The commentary about they're not answerable to anybody -- they operate like any other board," Heidelberg said. "Everybody on that board is appointed by an elected body.
Attorney will appeal after Wal-Mart ruling (The Buffalo News)
LOCKPORT — The attorney for Lockport Smart Growth, a citizens group trying to block construction of a Wal-Mart supercenter at the Lockport Mall site, said Friday he has filed a notice of appeal.
Findings against Asif sent to Attorney General (CricInfo)
The findings in the case against Mohammad Asif, the Pakistan fast bowler detained in Dubai for possession of an illegal substance, have been sent to the Attorney General, who may chose to take up the matter today or tomorrow.
Mohammad Asif's case referred to Dubai attorney general (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Dubai, June 8 (IANS) The fate of Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif, being held here allegedly for possessing drugs, continues to hang in a balance as the chief prosecutor has refererd his case to the Dubai attorney general Sunday.
Lawyer to the lawmakers (Merimbula News Weekly)
THE country's second-highest lawyer, the Solicitor-General, David Bennett, QC, receives the top honour, the Companion of the Order of Australia, for services to law.
Czech supreme state attorney not to resign over lost dispute (České noviny)
Prague- Czech Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka will not resign over her lost court dispute with Social Democrat shadow justice minister Marie Benesova, as she views the court verdict as a politically motivated attempt to have Jiri Cunek's case reopened, she said on Czech Television today.
Crime Commission picks Glasgow as top state's attorney (Morris Daily Herald)
JOLIET - The Illinois State Crime Commission has named Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow as State's Attorney of the Year.
Mohammad Asif's case referred to Dubai attorney general (New Kerala)
By Aroonim Bhuyan, Dubai, June 8: The fate of Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Asif, being held here allegedly for possessing drugs, continues to hang in a balance as the chief prosecutor has refererd his case to the Dubai attorney general Sunday.
Top lawyer arrested (The New Zealand Herald)
HARARE - Zimbabwean police arrested a prominent opposition lawyer yesterday, a day after the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, Morgan Tsvangirai, was detained for a second time and banned from holding political rallies.
Interview reveals Campton Hills dissolution fears, but lawyer says comments were edited (Kane County Chronicle)
The May 12 edition of “Chicago Lawyer” features an interview with a member of the village’s legal team, Georgia Logothetis, who discussed her work for Campton Hills.
Boise lawyer criticizes Guantanamo proceedings (KBCI Boise)
A Boise lawyer working to defend detainees facing military trials at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has criticized a military court's decision to allow a Khalid Sheik Mohammed to represent himself.
September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed intimidated defendant, says lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, al-Qa'eda's third-in-command, was accused by a defence lawyer of bullying a co-defendant into rejecting legal counsel at their trial for murder in relation to the September 11 attacks.
Asif's case handed to attorney general (AAP via Yahoo!7 Sports)
An official inquiry into the drugs case against Mohammad Asif is over, with the findings handed over to the attorney general, a Pakistani cricket official says.
Asif's case handed to attorney general (The West Australian)
An official inquiry into the drugs case against Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif in Dubai is over, with the findings handed over to the attorney general, a Pakistani cricket official said on Sunday.
Jailers at Guantanamo urged to destroy interrogation notes: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US interrogators of "war on terror" detainees were instructed to destroy handwritten notes that might have exposed harsh or even illegal questioning methods at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a lawyer for one of the prisoners said Sunday.
Defense lawyer: US urged interrogators at Gitmo to destroy notes (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
Associated Press - June 8, 2008 9:13 PM ET SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A military defense lawyer says the Pentagon urged interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to destroy handwritten notes in case...
Lawyer: Interrorgators urged to destroy notes at Guantanamo Bay (USA Today)
A military defense lawyer says the Pentagon urged interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to destroy handwritten notes in case they were called to testify about potentially harsh treatment of detainees.
Lawyer: Interrogators Told to Trash Notes (ABC News)
Pentagon didn't want records kept of Gitmo interrogation tactics, lawyer says.
US urged interrogators at Gitmo to destroy notes: defence lawyer (Straits Times)
SAN JUAN (Puerto Rico) - THE Pentagon urged interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to destroy handwritten notes in case they were called to testify about potentially harsh treatment of detainees, a military defence lawyer said on Sunday.
Detainee lawyer thinks military manual may free his client (KRON 4 Bay Area)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A lawyer for a Guantanamo detainee says he'll use 1 of the Pentagon's own manuals to try to get charges against his client dismissed.
Detainee lawyer thinks military manual may free his client (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
Associated Press - June 8, 2008 10:13 PM ET SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A lawyer for a Guantanamo detainee says he'll use 1 of the Pentagon's own manuals to try to get charges against his...
Lawyer: Gitmo interrogators told to trash notes (Las Vegas Sun)
Sun, Jun 8, 2008 (7:27 p.m.) The Pentagon urged interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to destroy handwritten notes in case they were called to testify about potentially harsh treatment of detainees, a military defense lawyer said Sunday.
Defense lawyer: U.S. urged interrogators to destroy notes (CNN.com)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The Pentagon urged interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to destroy handwritten notes in case they were called to testify about potentially harsh treatment of detainees, a military defense lawyer said Sunday.
Lawyer scales Mount Everest (The Express-Times)
Lawyer Joseph P. Yannuzzi of Bethlehem Township is back from the top of the world, having achieved the right mix of preparation and good fortune -- and some Olympic patience -- to climb Mount Everest.
Federal Judge: Mississippi Attorney General Conspired with Trial Lawyer (Insurance Journal)
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wrongly conspired with prominent trial attorney Richard "Dickie'' Scruggs to skirt a court order in a case involving Hurricane Katrina insurance claims, a federal
Lawyer: Gitmo interrogators told to trash notes (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By MICHAEL MELIA The Pentagon urged interrogators at Guantanamo Bay to destroy handwritten notes in case they were called to testify about potentially harsh treatment of detainees, a military defense lawyer said Sunday. The lawyer for Toronto-born Omar Khadr, Lt. Cmdr. William Kuebler, said the instructions were included in an operations manual shown to him by prosecutors and suggest the U.S. ...
Attorney finds selectboard rejection of petitions on former Tannery land illegal (Camden Herald)
CAMDEN — An attorney representing Camden citizens who favor a public pathway along the Megunticook River on the Apollo Tannery property, has written that the selectboard exceeded their authority in denying two citizen petitions on April 29.
Crime Commission picks Glasgow as top state's attorney (Morris Daily Herald)
JOLIET - The Illinois State Crime Commission has named Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow as State's Attorney of the Year.
Bangladesh ex-PM to be freed 'within hours': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Bangladesh's army-backed emergency government is preparing to free former premier Sheikh Hasina Wajed from detention on corruption charges, her lawyer said Monday.
Defense Lawyer: Guantanamo Interrogators Urged To Destroy Notes (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - The U.S. urged military interrogators at the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison to destroy their handwritten notes to minimize evidence in case they were called to testify in court about potentially cruel treatment of detainees, a military defense lawyer said Sunday.
Judge: Murder victim's attorney doesn't have to surrender materials (The Star Press)
MUNCIE -- The attorney who represented Teresa French in the Muncie woman's legal efforts to end her marriage during the months leading up to her May 1993 slaying doesn't have to surrender materials stemming from the divorce case.
Attorney seeks charges to be dropped in teen's death (Billings Gazette)
BUTTE - A defense attorney is asking a judge to suppress much of the evidence against his client and dismiss a negligent vehicular assault charge filed in the October 2007 hit-and-run death of a 14-year-old Butte girl.
Attorney rebuts trafficking charges (Aspen Daily News)
An attorney representing a Texas contractor denies any claims of wrongdoing by his client, who is being accused of human trafficking and other charges in a pending federal lawsuit filed by a Glenwood Springs attorney.
Perry County district attorney seeks federal probe of voting problems (The Tuscaloosa News)
MONTGOMERY | The district attorney for Perry County says he will ask the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate an unusually high turnout and potential absentee ballot problems during the June 3 primary elections.
Judge: Attorney general, lawyer Scruggs conspired (Montgomery Advertiser)
BIRMINGHAM -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wrongly conspired with prominent trial attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs to skirt a court order in a case involving Hurricane Katrina insurance claims, a federal judge has ruled.
Fidelity Lawyer Opts To Leave For Teaching (Forbes)
The fund manager's top business lawyer resigns to teach law at Harvard and Boston University.
Will County state's attorney to school local officials in public access (SouthtownStar)
Will County State's Attorney Jim Glasgow's office is inviting elected and appointed officials back to school for a refresher course to show officials the ins and outs of the state's open meetings, freedom of information and ethics laws.
Attorney accused of bad checks (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas lawyer Jeanne Winkler, who was suspended in March amid allegations that she misappropriated more than $200,000 from her attorney-client trust account, is now facing a felony bad-check charge.
Guantánamo Bay: Interrogators told to destroy torture notes, US lawyer claims (Guardian Unlimited)
Lawyer defending Canadian charged with war crimes says US military manual encouraged destruction of interrogation evidence
Gitmo lawyer: Questioners told to destroy notes (Miami Herald)
The Pentagon urged interrogators at Guantánamo Bay to destroy handwritten notes in case they were called to testify about potentially harsh treatment of detainees, a military defense lawyer said Sunday.
Orange County attorney to retire (The News & Observer)
Geof Gledhill, with the Law Office of Coleman, Gledhill, Hargrave & Peek, has served as Orange County’s attorney for over 30 years. He will continue working as County Attorney until December.
US transfers seven Saddam officials to Iraqis: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The US military has transferred seven senior officials of ousted president Saddam Hussein's regime to the Iraqi authorities, a lawyer said on Monday.
Gaming employee who sued bosses and attorney general is suspended (Detroit Free Press)
A Michigan Gaming Control Board employee who sued Attorney General Mike Cox and his bosses last week in Ingham County Circuit Court says he has been suspended with pay for alleged failure to follow directives.
TEXT MESSAGE SCANDAL: Mayor's attorney: Whistle-blower settlement had nothing to do with texts (Detroit Free Press)
Sam McCargo, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's lead defense attorney in two police whistle-blower lawsuits, testified in a deposition today that incriminating text messages had nothing to do with the mayor's decision to settle the cases for $8.4 million, said Herschel Fink, an attorney representing the Free Press.
DeWine rules out running for Ohio attorney general (The Columbus Dispatch)
Former Sen. Mike DeWine said today that he will not be the Republican candidate for Ohio attorney general at the Nov. 4 general election.
Veteran trial lawyer named associate judge in St. Louis County (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
CLAYTON -- Lawrence J. Permuter, a veteran trial lawyer here, has been named an associate circuit judge in St. Louis County. Gov. Matt Blunt appointed Permuter, 61, of Richmond Heights, to the bench on Friday.
Fla. lawyer sues OPEC over high fuel prices (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A Miami lawyer is suing OPEC over the skyrocketing price of oil. Attorney Larry Klayman claims in the lawsuit filed Monday that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is violating U.S. antitrust laws by fixing oil prices.
Fla. lawyer sues OPEC over high fuel prices (Boston Globe)
A Miami lawyer is suing OPEC over the skyrocketing price of oil. Attorney Larry Klayman claims in the lawsuit filed Monday that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries is violating U.S. antitrust laws by fixing oil prices. Klayman wants a Miami federal judge to stop that from happening.
Attorney: Case dropped in alleged drugging (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense attorney says the Orange County district attorney's office has dropped its case against a man who had been accused of slipping a date-rape drug into the drink of former Olympic ice dancer Oksana "Pasha" Grishuk.
Attorney: Client Charged With Soliciting Child Sex Has Fled (Brandon News & Tribune)
TAMPA - A man accused of offering a woman money so he could have sex with her two young children cut off his electronic ankle bracelet Sunday and disappeared, his attorney said.