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NY attorney general gets more ISPs to block alt.* newsgroups (Ars Technica)
New York's Attorney General has turned his initial efforts against online sharing of child porn into a campaign, complete with its own website and a form letter to send to ISPs. The site's announcement coincides with AOL and AT&T reaching an agreement to block newsgroups where such porn appears. Read More...
Lack of lawyer delays case (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Loveland officials were disappointed Thursday when their lawyer showed up in a Clermont County courtroom to begin proceedings over a lawsuit the city filed against the Loveland Board of Education and found the school board's attorney, Bill Deters, to be a no show.
Clinton impeachment attorney hired to defend state's English learner law (The Yuma Sun)
PHOENIX - The Legislature has hired an attorney best known for his role in the impeachment of Bill Clinton over "l'affaire Lewinsky" to argue to the U.S. Supreme Court the state should not have to spend any more money than it does now to teach English to students who aren't proficient in the language.
Prosecutors: Lawyer to plead guilty Milberg case (Merced Sun-Star)
Prosecutors say lawyer Paul T. Selzer, the final defendant in a federal kickback case involving class-action lawsuits against some of the nation's biggest corporations, has agreed to plead guilty to a tax-related felony.
Attorney General's Office Called in on Nicholas Sheley Case (WEEK-TV Peoria)
The Illinois Attorney General's office will be helping with the case against Nicholas Sheley –the man suspected in a two–state killing spree that left eight people dead.
Prosecutor Prem Burns enters district attorney's race (WAFB Baton Rouge)
There was a major surprise late Friday afternoon in Baton Rouge politics. Long-time prosecutor Prem Burns formally filed papers to run for district attorney.
McCuin Appointed New Attorney (KLTV 7 Tyler)
A new attorney is appointed for an east Texas man, accused of killing and possibly cannibalizing his girlfriend.
Lawyer says he had no role in P20-M ‘PR fund’ (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines — Lawyer Luis Lokin Jr. said he had no participation in a P2-million “PR fund” supposedly for the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan.
Records show Guantanamo prisoner hurt by sleep deprivation, lawyer says (The Star)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP): An Afghan prisoner suffered significant weight loss and other health problems when the military subjected him to two weeks of sleep deprivation at Guantanamo in 2004, his lawyer said Friday.
Primary primer: Race for the Missouri attorney general (Columbia Missourian)
Margaret Donnelly Richmond Heights PERSONAL : 54. Married to David Riedel. They have two grown children. PARTY : Democrat CAMPAIGN WEB SITE : donnelly08.com OCCUPATION: 73rd District state representative, attorney with ...
Kansas Athletics statements regarding Friday's release from Charles Brandon, Douglas County District Attorney (WIBW Topeka)
Here are statements from Kansas head coach Bill Self and guard Sherron Collins regarding the below press release sent by Charles Branson, Douglas County District Attorney, Friday.
Records show Guantanamo prisoner hurt by sleep deprivation, lawyer says (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - An Afghan prisoner suffered significant weight loss and other health problems when the military subjected him to two weeks of sleep deprivation at Guantanamo Bay in 2004, his lawyer said Friday.
Prosecutor: Lawyer to plead guilty in Milberg case (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Lawyer Paul T. Selzer, the final defendant in a federal kickback case involving class-action lawsuits against big corporations, has agreed to plead guilty to a tax-related felony, prosecutors said Friday.
Naples city attorney fires back in defense of city manager, police chief (Naples Daily News)
A letter addressed to Naples City Manager Bill Moss on Wednesday demanding an investigation into alleged criminal activity by Police Chief Victor Morales, was “out of line and inappropriate,” said Jon Fishbane, an attorney representing the city.
City Hall lawyer, aid suspended (Sun Star)
CAGAYAN de Oro Mayor Constantino Jaraula has suspended a high-ranking lawyer of the City Legal Office (CLO) and an aid for "gross and palpable negligence."
District attorney contenders battle it out in a debate (The Kansas City Star)
Steve Howe said Friday that Johnson County voters should choose him as their next district attorney because he has more experience as a prosecutor.
Kansas attorney general visits KCK to unveil new Internet safety site (The Kansas City Star)
Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six has unveiled a new Internet safety Web site aimed at educating children, teens, parents and others about threats they face online.
After PSL autistic boy's case, Attorney General weighing more complaints from parents (TCPalm.com)
Stemming from its investigation into a Port St. Lucie autistic boy voted out of kindergarten, the state Office of the Attorney General is looking at how children with autism are treated in Florida schools.
Lawyer seeks change in venue for murder trial (The Record)
Authorities and the lawyer for a man charged with murdering a Morris County teenager are at odds over where a fair trial could be held.
Power of attorney beneficial for all ages (Centre Daily Times)
Q: I am younger than 30. Do I need a health care power of attorney or living will?
Lawyer to Plead Guilty in Kickback Scheme (New York Times)
Paul T. Selzer, a lawyer who is the final defendant in a federal kickback case, has agreed to plead guilty to a tax-related felony, prosecutors in Los Angeles said Friday.
Judge to rule in case of attorney charged with domestic abuse (The News-Star)
The domestic abuse battery trial of a candidate for district attorney in the state's 2nd Judicial District will come to an end July 22 when the judge hearing the case will make his ruling.
Irishman's family meets with district attorney (The Oregonian)
SILVERTON -- The mother and other relatives of Andrew James "A.J." Hanlon, the Irishman fatally shot by a Silverton police officer June 30, met with the Marion County district attorney's staff for two hours Friday to discuss the investigation into the incident.
Former attorney charged with theft (Macon Telegraph)
A disbarred Georgia attorney is facing dozens of theft-related charges in Alpharetta.
Employment rights lawyer... (Kathimerini)
Employment rights lawyer Giorgos Niko-loutsopoulos hugs his wife after being released from custody at Korydallos Prison yesterday. The lawyer was released on 50,000 euros bail after spending six months in prison.
Longtime civil lawyer joins bench (Orlando Sentinel)
Former Orlando civil-trial lawyer Gregory J. Kelly formally was sworn in Friday to replace a federal magistrate who died last year.
Silverdome to be sold to attorney from Detroit area (Battle Creek Enquirer)
PONTIAC — A Detroit-area attorney is set to buy the former home of the Detroit Lions for $20 million.
Board lawyer is a no-show (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
Loveland city officials were disappointed Thursday when their lawyer showed up to begin proceedings over a lawsuit the city filed against the Loveland Board of Education and found the school board's attorney to be a no-show.
Retiring city attorney wont comment on turmoil (Wausau Daily Herald)
City Attorney Bill Nagles pending departure has added wind to the sails of change at City Hall. Nagles 28-year tenure also comes to an end amid some turbulent waters. Serving a dual role as human resources director since 2000, Nagle, 59, has announced he plans to step down Aug. 8, about one week before the state is expected to rule on a discrimination complaint filed by fired employee Wendy ...
Accused Murderer Given New Attorney At Hearing (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
Christopher Lee McCuin, accused of kidnapping and killing his girlfriend in January, was given a new defense attorney on Friday.
KUMARESAN'S LAWYER CALLED TO GIVE STATEMENT TO POLICE (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 (Bernama) -- Police have called the lawyer for R. Kumaresan who is private detective P. Balasubramaniam's nephew to have his statement recorded.
Cops record lawyer's statement; Bar Council expresses concern (The Star)
KUALA LUMPUR: The police on Saturday recorded a statement from lawyer N. Surendran regarding the disappearance of P. Balasubramaniam as well as the private investigator's two statutory declarations.
Attorney threatens to sue fair board over firing (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - July 12, 2008 9:25 AM ET TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The attorney for recently fired Tulsa Expo Square President and CEO Rick Bjorklund is threatening to sue the fair board that...
Attorney threatens to sue fair board over firing (The Oklahoman)
TULSA - The attorney for recently fired Tulsa Expo Square President and CEO Rick Bjorklund threatened to sue the fair board that dismissed him unless it can show it had reason to terminate his contract. "If they're not willing to respond and tell us what the reason for canceling his contract is, then we'll have a lawsuit because we don't think there's a justifiable reason," said attorney Gary ...
Local Attorney Arrested on Second DUI Offense (WPSD Paducah)
NEW: Mike Ward Responds to Arrest. A West Kentucky Commonwealth Attorney has been arrested for Driving Under the Influence. This is Marshall/Calloway County Commonwealth Attorney Mike Ward's second DUI offense.
City Hall lawyer, aid suspended (Sun Star)
CAGAYAN de Oro Mayor Constantino Jaraula has suspended a high-ranking lawyer of the City Legal Office (CLO) and an aid for "gross and palpable negligence."
Lawyer seeks change in venue for murder trial (The Record)
Authorities and the lawyer for a man charged with murdering a Morris County teenager are at odds over where a fair trial could be held.
Lawyer seeks change in venue for murder trial (The Record)
Authorities and the lawyer for a man charged with murdering a Morris County teenager are at odds over where a fair trial could be held.
Lawyer riled by questioning (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: Police investigating the statutory declarations made by private investigator P. Balasubramaniam grilled lawyer N. Surendran for an hour.
State attorney's office drops 31 cases (Florida Today)
GAINESVILLE — Prosecutors are dropping more than two dozen cases after an investigation of a former Gainesville police officer. The state attorney’s office says insufficient evidence forced authorities to dismiss the 31 criminal cases, which included 17 cases listed as felonies.
NZ lawyer backs death row inmate (The New Zealand Herald)
A high-profile Auckland lawyer is leading the fight to save a Texas death-row inmate facing execution by lethal injection. Lawyer Colin Amery intends to head to the United States later this year for the crucial final appeal of convicted murderer Charles Flores.
Doyle city attorney speaks out (Sparta Expositor)
At the July meeting of the Doyle Board, City Attorney Cindy Howell took issue with comments made at the previous meeting about her service to the board.
Attorney threatens to sue fair board over firing (KJRH-TV Tulsa)
The attorney for recently fired Tulsa Expo Square President and CEO Rick Bjorklund is threatening to sue the fair board that dismissed him
Police Find Man Who Allegedly Abducted Attorney (WRTV Indianapolis)
A man whom police say abducted his attorney and left him bound before going on the lam for four days was taken into custody Saturday,
Lawyer to Plead Guilty in Kickback Scheme (NYTimes.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Paul T. Selzer, a lawyer who is the final defendant in a federal kickback case, has agreed to plead guilty to a tax-related felony, prosecutors in Los Angeles said Friday.
Man who abducted attorney back in custody (WTHR Indianapolis)
A man whom police say abducted his attorney and left him bound before going on the lam for four days was taken into custody Saturday but not before trying to kill himself.
Lawyer to Plead Guilty in Kickback Scheme (NYTimes.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Paul T. Selzer, a lawyer who is the final defendant in a federal kickback case, has agreed to plead guilty to a tax-related felony, prosecutors in Los Angeles said Friday.
Lawyer riled by questioning (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: Police investigating the statutory declarations made by private investigator P. Balasubramaniam grilled lawyer N. Surendran for an hour.
Incumbent city attorney welcomes scrutiny (Daily Sparks Tribune)
In his time as city attorney, Chet Adams has seen his share of action and after the coming election he is hoping to return for more. “You don’t get bored,” Adams said of why he loves his profession. “Every day is a new challenge. Every lawsuit is different. The problems are not routine.
Sisk, Bratton tangle on attorney, offices (Knoxville News Sentinel)
In the trustee's race between Republican Fred Sisk, who was appointed to the job, and Democrat Robert Bratton, the two disagree on key issues that include staffing, satellite offices and the use of an attorney to collect delinquent taxes.