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Cordray to Face Relative Unknown in Race for Attorney General (Wednesday, July 23) (WCPN Cleveland)
After weeks of speculation, the Ohio Republican Party has named its choice for Ohio Attorney General. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
COURT SHOULDN'T HAVE ADMITTED CAUTIONED STATEMENT, SAYS LAWYER (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
PUTRAJAYA, July 28 (Bernama) -- A lawyer argued here today that the High Court which convicted his client of murdering Along, the lead singer of band Spoon, should not have admitted the man's cautioned statement as evidence.
Uganda: DPP Clears City Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
A city lawyer who was implicated for fraudulently obtaining land with former Buganda Road Magistrate, Mr Gaster Mugoya Kyahwa has been cleared by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
A Democratic primary battle in Missouri for attorney general (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
JEFFERSON CITY — Down-ballot races aren't supposed to be this good. In a year dominated by a never-ending presidential race and a high-stakes contest for the governorship, a close-fought and intricate battle is under way in Missouri for attorney general.
Bates: Attorney status changed before I came along (Lincoln Courier)
Republican mayoral candidate Pat O’Neill missed the mark this week in pulling a salary figure for city attorney Bill Bates out of thin air. And O’Neill may find that his proposal to cut the city attorney’s salary in half might be difficult to accomplish.
COURT SHOULD DISMISS PROSECUTION'S APPLICATION, SAYS LAWYER (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SHAH ALAM, July 28 (Bernama) -- Lawyer Hasnal Redzua Marican who represented Cpl Sirul Azhar Umar -- the second accused in the trial for the murder of Altantuya Shaariibuu -- told the High Court here today that the prosecution's application to challenge the credibility of Special Action Unit (UTK) officer DSP Mohd Yusri Hasan Basri should be dismissed.
Slain girl's father hires attorney (ABC 7 Chicago)
As police continue to investigate the stabbing death of 9-year-old Mya Lyons, her father, who believes he is facing increased police scrutiny, has hired an attorney.
Kilpatrick lawyer unfazed by charges 'a six-year-old could successfully defend' (MLive.com)
In fact, lawyer Jim Parkman says the latest accusations levied against Kilpatrick — that he verbally and physically assaulted detective Brian White — are so far-fetched a child could defend him.
Karadzic lawyer expects extradition before Tuesday's mass rally by ultranationalists (Pioneer Press)
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) _ Ultranationalists are planning a huge anti-government rally in the Serbian capital Tuesday evening, and Radovan Karadzic's lawyer predicted the government will try to whisk his client off to the U.N. war crimes tribunal before the protest.
Gangland lawyer to resume practice (The Age)
Controversial lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson emerges victorious in her long battle with authorities
Karadzic extradition likely to happen soon, lawyer says (International Herald Tribune)
Radovan Karadzic's lawyer predicted the government would try to whisk the arrested war crimes suspect off to the UN tribunal before an ultranationalist protest scheduled for Tuesday.
Developers, lawyer indicted in $83M mortgage fraud probe (BizJournals)
A federal grand jury in Tampa returned a 47-count indictment against three Tampa Bay area businessmen and a lawyer, accusing them of crimes related to a scheme to defraud seven Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. insured banks.
Karadzic lawyer expects extradition before Tuesday (CTV.ca)
Ultranationalists are planning a huge anti-government rally in the Serbian capital Tuesday evening, and Radovan Karadzic's lawyer predicted the government will try to whisk the arrested war crimes suspect off to the United Nations tribunal before the protest.
Aisenberg Attorney Targeted, He Says, Despite Gee's Denial (The Tampa Tribune)
Attorney Barry Cohen says that despite the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office claiming otherwise, he was a target of an investigation into the 1997 disappearance of 5-month-old Sabrina Paige Aisenberg.
DOJ: Former aide to attorney general broke law in hiring scandal (Baltimore Sun)
Top aides to former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales broke the law by letting politics influence the hiring of career prosecutors and immigration judges at the Justice Department, says an internal report released today.
Former Ohio Attorney General's aide under scrutiny for vehicle buys (The Toledo Blade)
COLUMBUS — State investigators are looking into vehicle purchases made by a man fired amid the scandal under former Ohio attorney general Marc Dann. As Dann’s general services chief, Anthony Gutierrez (goo-tee-AYR’-ehz) spent $1.8 million on 94 new cars and SUVs for the attorney general’s office. Records obtained by The Columbus Dispatch show some of the money came from a state fund for crime ...
Lawyer: Man died after illegal use of deadly force (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)
A lawyer for the family of a man killed by police after a traffic stop says the shooting was an illegal use of deadly force.
Lawyer: man died after illegal use of deadly force (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A lawyer for the family of a man killed by Oakland police after a traffic stop says the shooting was an illegal use of deadly force.
Karadzic lawyer expects extradition before Tuesday's mass rally by ultranationalists (San Diego Union-Tribune)
Ultranationalists are planning a huge anti-government rally in the Serbian capital Tuesday evening, and Radovan Karadzic's lawyer predicted the government will try to whisk the arrested war crimes suspect off to the U.N. tribunal before the protest.
US Attorney's Office Holds 4 In East Bay Mortgage Loan Scam (NBC 11 Bay Area)
Four owners of residential care homes were arrested Monday after being indicted on charges stemming from an alleged far-reaching mortgage loan fraud scheme, the U.S. Attorney's office announced.
Attorney says he's being framed in unsolved case of missing baby (Sun-Sentinel)
The attorney who represents the parents in the unsolved case of missing baby Sabrina Aisenberg lashed out at investigators Monday, saying they are trying to frame him in the child's disappearance a decade ago.
Attorney: Pool Safety Law Not Well Known (FOX 5 New York)
An attorney for a swimming pool company president charged with manslaughter in the drowning of a Greenwich boy said Monday that there was a general lack of awareness about a safety law his client is accused of breaking.
Attorney to head Obama's Texas operation (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
AUSTIN -- Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has tapped San Antonio attorney Juan Sepulveda to head his Texas presidential campaign.
State Attorney General Requests Investigation of Clayton County District Attorney Jewel Scott (FOX 5 News Atlanta)
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. (MyFOX Atlanta) -- Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker has asked Cobb County District Attorney Pat Head to investigate allegations of criminal wrongdoing against Clayton County District Attorney Jewel Scott, her husband , and her assistant.
Defense Attorney Asks for New Judge in Upcoming ' Mineola Swingers Club ' Trial (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
Defendant Patrick “Booger Red” Kelly (left) — the third of seven defendants in the Mineola Swinger’s Club case -- and defense attorney Thad Davidson are pictured in Smith County court earlier this month.
State attorney's office continues investigation into Widman shooting (The News-Press)
The state attorney's office is not yet finished with its investigation regarding what exactly happened the night Fort Myers police officer Andrew...
Former U.S. attorney named in Justice report (The Kansas City Star)
WASHINGTON | A new Justice Department report says the former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri rated some job candidates based on their conservative political credentials.
Lawyer welcomes softer detention laws (Daily Telegraph)
SOFTENING mandatory detention for asylum seekers will go a long way to ensuring cases like that of Vivian Solon and Cornelia Rau never happen again, their lawyer says.
Officer's lawyer initiated deal (CTV Winnipeg)
Derek Harvey Zenk's lawyer says he suggested the plea bargain that gave his client a conditional sentence.
British lawyer tries to ambush another Games pentathlon hope (Guyra Argus)
HOW low can the British stoop? So low that a British lawyer claims Australians cheated, by inventing and changing official scores, to ensure the Australian female modern pentathlon competitor Angie Darby qualified for a place at the Beijing Olympic Games.
Attorney says he's being framed in Aisenberg case (Naples Daily News)
The attorney who represents the parents in the unsolved case of missing baby Sabrina Aisenberg lashed out at investigators Monday, saying they are trying to frame him in the child's disappearance a decade ago.
Girlfriend of Live Oak slain attorney testifies (Santa Cruz Sentinel)
SANTA CRUZ - Sometimes wiping away tears, the girlfriend and legal assistant of a slain Live Oak attorney took the stand Monday, the fifth day of the trial for the man accused of killing Jay BloomBecker.
Attorney General Warns Of Credit Card Scam (KMBC-TV Kansas City)
Attorney General Steve Six announced Monday that people claiming to be from Visa or MasterCard could call, trying to get your personal information in order to commit credit card fraud.
Attorney: Minor league hockey player sentenced (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for a minor league hockey player says his client has been sentenced to one year and one day of prison for slapping a flight attendant, head-butting a passenger and exposing himself on an American Airlines flight from Toronto to Dallas.
Gangland lawyer cleared to resume practice (The Age)
Controversial lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson emerges emerged victorious in long battle over legal career.
Attorney: Minor league hockey player sentenced (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The attorney for a minor league hockey player says his client has been sentenced to one year and one day of prison for slapping a flight attendant, head-butting a passenger and exposing himself on an American Airlines flight from Toronto to Dallas. David Cornacchia plays for the minor league team Florida Everblades, based in Fort Myers, Fla. Attorney Michael Francis Hornung says the ...
Attorney Files For Gag Order in Missing Toddler Case (FOX 35 Orlando)
The attorney representing a mother jailed after the disappearance of her 2 year old daughter filed a motion with the Ninth Circuit court in Orlando late Monday to prevent the release of jailhouse phone calls and videos surrounding the case....
Gangland lawyer cleared for practice (The Age)
Controversial lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson emerges victorious from long battle over legal career.
State Attorney To Release New Info In Gang Rape Investigation (WJXT Jacksonville)
On the eve of a news conference by the state attorney, the Florida Times Union reported that no charges will be filed in the investigation into a 15-year-old girl's allegation that several people raped her on the beach.
State Attorney Candidate's Wife Criticizes Opponent (WJXT Jacksonville)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The wife of state attorney hopeful Jay Plotkin sent a scathing letter to her husband's opponent, Angela Corey, criticizing some of Corey's comments about her family.
Attorney: Woman's lawsuit against Willie Gary is 'propaganda' (Stuart News)
Witness depositions, criminal history and "XXX-rated" sex videos help prove attorney Willie Gary's accuser is a liar and her lawsuit against him for rape should be dropped, according to a motion filed Monday.
Lawyer: Canadian minor league hockey player sentenced for actions on flight (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The lawyer for a minor league hockey player says his client has been sentenced to one year and one day of prison for slapping a flight attendant, head-butting a passenger and exposing himself on an American Airlines flight from Toronto to Dallas.
State's attorney candidates trade claims of tainted donors (Daily Herald)
A Cook County state's attorney candidate says she's comfortable taking a small donation from an acknowledged target of an FBI investigation, saying he has never been charged with a crime.
Morocco/Western Sahara: Human Rights Lawyer Facing Disciplinary Charges (Amnesty International)
Human Rights Lawyer Facing Disciplinary Charges
New Attorney, Trial Date OK'd In Shooting Case (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE - A man facing almost a dozen felony charges, including a drive-by shooting at a fraternity party, has a new attorney and a new trial date.
Haneef's lawyer seeks more powers for inquiry (rediff.com)
The defence team of Indian doctor Mohammad Haneef, who was wrongly accused of terror charges in Australia, has sought more powers for the inquiry probing the failed case against him, after its head said much of the evidence presented to him cannot be made public. Haneef's lawyer Rod Hodgson said the Kevin Rudd government had promised a full judicial inquiry, but the one being conducted was not ...
Appeal pending for B.C. lawyer (Windsor Star)
VANCOUVER - An appeal of a finding of unprofessional misconduct against Victoria lawyer Doug Christie is still before the Law Society of B.C., the lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer to pursue charges against officer in fatal shooting (The Monterey County Herald)
OAKLAND (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a man killed by Oakland police after a traffic stop says the shooting was an illegal use of deadly force. Attorney John Burris says he will seek criminal charges against the officer who fired the shots.
Attorney Files for Motion Hearing in Missing Girl Case (FOX 35 Orlando)
The attorney representing a mother jailed after the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter filed a motion with the Ninth Circuit court in Orlando late Monday to prevent the release of jailhouse phone calls and videos surrounding the case.
Attorney: Pool Law Not Well Known (New London Day)
Stamford - An attorney for a swimming pool company president charged with manslaughter in the drowning of a Greenwich boy said Monday that there