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US-Iranian student detained for women's rights work: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An Iranian-American student arrested in Tehran this month faces accusations over her involvement with a women's rights equality campaign, her lawyer said on Monday.
District attorney candidate LaVallee's strength is her record (The Buffalo News)
On first impression, Diane M. La-Vallee seems too cheery to be a hard-nosed district attorney. She appeared light-hearted several days ago while extending a lanky arm and a smile to each of the 60 Cheektowaga police officers hunkered down over a meal at a local fire hall.
Police harassing German researcher, alleges lawyer (Outlook India)
The German researcher, who had accused the son and a nephew of two Goa Ministers of raping her minor daughter, is being harassed by the police at the behest of politicians, her lawyer alleged here today.
German rape case: Lawyer says cops harassing mom (Express India)
German researcher, who had accused the son and nephew of two Ministers of raping her minor daughter, is being harassed by the police, her lawyer alleged.
Attorney general takes action to prevent merger (The Pasadena Citizen)
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, 12 state attorneys general, and the U.S. Department of Justice took legal action to block JBS Beef, S.A., from acquiring National Beef Packing Co.
French Police Doubt Rights Lawyer Was Poisoned (New York Times)
French investigators have concluded that toxic mercury pellets found in the car of a Russian human rights lawyer resulted from an accidental spillage from a thermometer.
French police doubt rights lawyer was poisoned (International Herald Tribune)
Investigators have concluded that mercury pellets found in the car of the Russian human rights lawyer Karinna Moskalenko resulted from an accidental spillage from a broken thermometer before the lawyer bought the vehicle.
Robert Bittner, attorney and community leader, dies at 87 (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
Funeral services were last week in southern Wisconsin for Robert L. Bittner, a former Green Bay attorney and community leader.
Meet the Candidates: Harris County District Attorney (FOX 26 Houston)
Since the resignation of Chuck Rosenthal as Harris County District Attorney, the office has remained under the supervision of former federal prosecutor Kenneth Magidson, but that will all change when a successor is inaugurated in 2009.
Employees of Mexican Attorney General's Office worked for drug cartel (Seattle Times)
Mexican prosecutors say that employees of the federal Attorney General's Office worked for a drug cartel, passing sensitive information to traffickers in the worst known case of drug infiltration of law enforcement in a decade.
Prisoner and lawyer boycott Guantanamo trial (USA Today)
A military judge struggled to continue with Guantanamo's second war crimes trial on Monday after a former aide to Osama bin Laden refused to participate, and his Pentagon-appointed lawyer said he would remain silent in solidarity.
Attorney General Roy Cooper warning consumers about financial fraud (WBTV Charlotte)
(The following is from the NC Attorney General's office.) SCAM: North Carolina banks have been reporting instances of fraud involving credit cards, checking accounts and even equity lines.
2nd Prisoner, Lawyer Boycott Gitmo Trial (ABC News)
Osama bin Laden aide and Pentagon defense lawyer boycotting 2nd Gitmo trial.
2nd prisoner and lawyer boycott Guantanamo trial (The Washington Times)
A military judge struggled to begin Guantanamo's second war crimes trial on Monday after a former aide to Osama bin Laden refused to participate, and his Pentagon-appointed lawyer said he would remain silent in solidarity.
Osama bin Laden aide and Pentagon lawyer boycotting 2nd Gitmo trial (KRON 4 Bay Area)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - A former aide to Osama bin Laden and his Pentagon-appointed lawyer are refusing to participate in the man's war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay.
Attorney general touts Internet safety (Scottsbluff Star-Herald)
Attorney General Jon Bruning and Col. Bryan Tuma, superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, answer questions about WEBSAFE and protecting children on the Internet.
Election coverage: Candidates vie for state's attorney position (Lake County Journals)
The duty of prosecuting all criminal trials in Lake County will be the job of either 47-year-old Democratic candidate Michael D. Jacobs or 60-year-old Republican incumbent Michael J. Waller after the Nov. 4 election for state's attorney.
Second prisoner, lawyer boycott Gitmo trial (MSNBC)
A military judge struggled to begin Guantanamo's second war crimes trial on Monday after a former aide to Osama bin Laden refused to participate, and his Pentagon-appointed lawyer  also refused.
Lawyer says DFO must make rules on right of banks to seize fishing licences (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
HALIFAX, N.S. - The decision by the Supreme Court of Canada permitting creditors to seize the licences of bankrupt fishermen shows that the federal Fisheries Department needs to make some clear rules on what becomes of those licences, says a Nova Scotia lawyer who argued the case.
Attorney General: count all absentee military ballots (The Virginian-Pilot)
Absentee ballots from overseas military voters lacking the name and address of a witness must be counted, according to a formal opinion from Attorney General Bob McDonnell. The opinion affirms that federal law preempts state law, a news release from McDonnell’s office says.
Osama bin Laden aide and Pentagon lawyer boycotting 2nd Gitmo trial (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - October 27, 2008 1:23 PM ET GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - A former aide to Osama bin Laden and his Pentagon-appointed lawyer are refusing to participate in the man's...
Attorney General Questions Former Tollway Director's Job Move (Chicago Public Radio)
Audio Available Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is raising questions about the former state tollway director's new job. Brian McPartlin resigned last week to work for a company that's received millions of dollars in business from the tollway.
State's attorney complaint line opens for election (Geneva Republican)
Kane County voters who observe or experience voting problems or irregularities during next week’s general election should call the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office to report the problems.
County attorney seeks temporary custody of Georgia boy (Lincoln Journal Star)
Chief Deputy Attorney Joe Kelly said a motion could be filed Tuesday to keep the boy in the state, under the temporary custody of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, or Georgia officials could ask for custody of the boy.
County attorney says trooper’s shots justified (The Des Moines Register)
The Pottawattamie County attorney says an Iowa State Patrol trooper was justified when he fired his weapon twice during a police pursuit in August.
Deleon's Lawyer Cites Sexual Abuse, Beatings (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The lawyer for convicted killer Skylar Deleon told jurors Monday that his client suffered physical, emotional and sexual abuse -- for years -- at the hands of his late father, a drug dealer. Deleon was convicted last week for the murders of a husband and wife who were tied to their yacht anchor and thrown overboard as well as an associate of Deleon's who was involved in a scheme to take the ...
Will Supreme Court Resolve Attorney Deadlock at the Eleventh Hour? (Law.com)
Carcieri v. Kempthorne, agreement over whether former Solicitor General Theodore Olson or attorney Joseph Larisa will argue for the appellants before the Supreme Court still seemed far away -- so far that the Supreme Court itself may decide. At its private conference Friday, only one business day before the scheduled argument, the justices will consider an emergency motion filed by Larisa asking ...
Mexican cartel reportedly placed spies in attorney general's office (San Antonio Express-News & KENS 5)
A major drug cartel has infiltrated the Mexican attorney general's office, and one cartel worker says he even spied on DEA operations from inside the U.S. Embassy, Mexican prosecutors said Monday.
County attorney may seek police blacklist for Lovejoy (ABC 15 Phoenix)
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is reviewing whether to add a Chandler sergeant to a blacklist for cops with integrity issues.
Polygamy a pressing issue in Utah attorney general race (USA Today)
A raid on a polygamist compound in Texas earlier this year that put more 400 kids in state custody has become one of the biggest issues in the race for Utah attorney general.
France: Mercury in Lawyer?s Car Is Ruled Accidental (New York Times)
French investigators concluded that mercury found in the car of a prominent Russian human rights lawyer had been accidentally spilled from a broken thermometer.
Registe's attorney fights extradition (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Michael Registe's attorney plans to fight his client's extradition, which could be ordered at a Thursday hearing, because he doubts he can get a fair trial in the South.
Rights group wants UN intervention on "illegal" arrest of militant lawyer (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - A Hong Kong-based human rights group sought United Nations intervention Tuesday for a militant lawyer who police "arrested" in his house in Antipolo City last week.
U.S. attorney to handle Election Day issues (The Kansas City Star)
The U.S. attorney’s office announced Monday that it had appointed a prosecutor to oversee complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses Nov. 4.
Johnson County district attorney race draws big money (The Kansas City Star)
The race for Johnson County district attorney is drawing the most campaign cash of any county or state legislative contest on the Kansas side of the metropolitan area.
Florida judge gives state attorney OK to prosecute FPL protester (Sun-Sentinel)
A judge on Monday refused to disqualify the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office from prosecuting one of 23 people arrested in February while protesting a new Florida Power & Light Co. plant at the edge of the Everglades.
Lawyer asks SC to issue TRO on Senate's arrest warrant vs Bolante (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Jocelyn "Joc-Joc" Bolante's lawyer on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) stopping the Senate from arresting the former Agriculture undersecretary upon his arrival to the country.
Longtime attorney recalled fondly (Muskogee Phoenix)
Longtime Muskogee attorney Lloyd Payton died Monday evening at his home after a long illness. “We lost a good fella and a good lawyer,” said Muskogee County District Judge Mike Norman. “He was a lot tougher than anybody thought.”
Attorney general debate has only one candidate (The Columbus Dispatch)
Democratic candidate Richard Cordray had the stage to himself yesterday during what was supposed to be a debate for Ohio attorney general in front of dozens of employees of the office Cordray seeks to lead.
District attorney's operations occupy buildings throughout Riverside (The Press-Enterprise)
The Riverside County district attorney's office will leave nearly a dozen separate buildings scattered throughout the city of Riverside when it occupies a new downtown tower currently under construction.
Reports: Indiana to name attorney Glass new AD (ESPN)
Indiana will reportedly name attorney Fred Glass its new athletic director.
Will Supreme Court Resolve Attorney Deadlock at the Eleventh Hour? (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
One week before oral argument in the case of Carcieri v. Kempthorne , agreement over whether former Solicitor General Theodore Olson or attorney Joseph Larisa will argue for the appellants before the Supreme Court still seemed far away -- so far that the Supreme Court itself may decide.
Judge acquits local lawyer on charge of drunken driving (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
FITCHBURG - A local lawyer who was arrested in March of driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges was acquitted at a bench trial yesterday in Fitchburg District Court.
Sterling lawyer accused of DUI cleared in bench trial (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
FITCHBURG - A local lawyer who was arrested in March and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges was acquitted at a bench trial yesterday in Fitchburg District Court.
No Bolante on plane manifest--lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- The name of former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante was not in the list of passengers of the US commercial plane which he supposedly took for his scheduled return to the country Tuesday night, a lawyer said.
Funeral held last week for former city attorney Robert L. Bittner (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
Funeral services were held last week in southern Wisconsin for Robert L. Bittner, a former Green Bay attorney and community leader.
District attorney opening new east county office (Ventura County Star)
The Ventura County district attorney will open an office in Simi Valley today, bringing a long-awaited new presence to the east county.
Cooper to get court-appointed lawyer (The News & Observer)
After a night in the Wake County jail, Bradley Cooper appeared today before a District Court judge who said he was entitled to a state-paid lawyer on a charge that he murdered his wife, Nancy.
Spied On Activists Can Bring Attorney To See Files (WBAL-TV Baltimore)
Under pressure from civil rights advocates, the Maryland State Police decided Monday to allow activists wrongly classified as terrorists in a police database to bring an attorney with them to view the files or have a copy sent to them.
Lawyer gains acccess to Gitmo's secret 'Camp 7' (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Navy commander will be the first defense lawyer to enter an ultra-secret section of Guantanamo for prisoners who were held by the CIA.