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U.S. lawyer gains access to Gitmo's secret 'Camp 7' (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A U.S. navy commander will be the first defence lawyer to enter an ultra-secret section of Guantanamo for prisoners who were held by the CIA.
Activists can bring attorney to view state files (The Capital)
Under pressure from civil rights advocates, the Maryland State Police decided yesterday 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' (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) 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. A military judge has ruled that Navy Cmdr. Suzanne Lachelier may inspect parts of "Camp 7" as she prepares her defense for one of the men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. In Monday's ruling, the judge did not grant permission for a ...
Lawyer gains acccess to Gitmo's secret 'Camp 7' (The State)
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. A military judge has ruled that Navy Cmdr. Suzanne Lachelier may inspect parts of "Camp 7" as she prepares her defense for one of the men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. In Monday's ruling, the judge did not grant permission for a defense psychologist to see ...
Lawyer gains acccess to Gitmo's secret 'Camp 7' (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - October 28, 2008 1:03 PM ET GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - A Navy commander will be the first defense lawyer to enter an ultra-secret section of Guantanamo for...
Tenn. attorney general sues BlueHippo for misleading buyers (Baltimore Sun)
The Tennessee attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against BlueHippo, claiming the computer sales company unlawfully took $2.6 million from at least 4,500 Tennesseans.
Lawyer gains acccess to Gitmo’s secret ‘Camp 7’ (Las Vegas Sun)
Tue, Oct 28, 2008 (10:27 a.m.) 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.
Lawyer gains acccess to Gitmo's secret 'Camp 7' (San Diego Union-Tribune)
The attorney for an alleged Sept. 11 plotter has been granted permission to visit a mysterious prison-within-a-prison at Guantanamo for men previously held in secret CIA sites overseas, the lawyer said Tuesday.
U.S. attorney in Fargo to hold press conference on illegal alien enforcement action (Fargo Forum)
FARGO - U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. today to discuss an enforcement action involving illegal aliens and false documentation. Advertisement: ADDICTIONS TATTOOING & BODY $15 Off ANY Tattoo over $65 Text this to your phone and bring it in to receive $15 off any tattoo over $65!!
Attorney accused of smuggling heroine to county jail (12 News Phoenix)
A valley defense attorney is accused of providing more than just legal advice to his clients. In police interview transcripts obtained by 12 News through a public records request, 34 year-old Jason Keller of Tempe admits that he served as a middle man for incarcerated members of the Mexican Mafia.
Attorney General Mukasey Speaks at Attorney General's Awards Ceremony (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Attorney General Michael Mukasey spoke at the Attorney General's awards ceremony Tuesday, where he praised the efforts of the Justice Department and its employees during his tenure as Attorney General.
Attorney Gets Access to Gitmo's Secret 'Camp 7' (Fox News)
The attorney for an alleged Sept. 11 plotter has been granted permission to visit a mysterious prison-within-a-prison at Guantanamo for men previously held in secret CIA sites overseas, the lawyer said.
Lawyer: 1 convicted, 2 indicted in Briton's murder (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer says an American student and her former boyfriend will stand trial in the killing of a woman last year in central Italy, and an Ivory Coast national has been convicted in the death.
Lawyer to visit Gitmo secret camp (MSNBC)
The attorney for an alleged Sept. 11 plotter has been granted permission to visit a mysterious prison-within-a-prison at Guantanamo for men previously held in secret CIA sites overseas, the lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer: 1 convicted, 2 indicted in Briton's murder (Seattle Times)
A lawyer says an Ivory Coast man has been convicted of the murder of a British woman in central Italy, while an American student and her former Italian boyfriend will stand trial for the same crime.
Attorney general candidates debate in Philadelphia; Allentown debate planned (The Express-Times)
AP PhotoJohn Morganelli, Marakay Rogers and Tom Corbett Candidates competing for election as attorney general today sketched contrasting scenarios of what they would do in the next four years if they were elected as Pennsylvania's top law-enforcement officer. In a...
Ottawa laid miscommunication time bomb for truth commission: lawyer (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
OTTAWA - The derailed commission into native residential-schools abuse was a "time bomb" of flawed communication rigged by the federal government, says the lawyer for the Assembly of First Nations.
Philippines: Free Labor Rights Lawyer (AlertNet)
Source: Human Rights Watch (New York, October 29, 2008) – The Philippine authorities should immediately release Remigio Saladero, Jr., a labor lawyer who was arrested on charges that appeared to be politically motivated, Human ...
Cisco Verdict: View Of The VAR's Attorney (ChannelWeb)
The attorney who helped a small solution provider successfully sue Cisco for breeches of the vendor's reseller agreement and deal registration program tells ChannelWeb the case sends a strong message to the channel and to vendors.
Lawyer to Bolante: Your ordeal has just begun (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Unless he decides to tell the truth on the P728-million fertilizer fund scam, hospital arrest is just the beginning of the ordeal of former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn "Joc-Joc" Bolante, a lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney General To Dispatch Agents, Assistants To Monitor Polls (WISC-TV Madison)
MADISON, Wis. -- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said that he'll deploy more than 50 assistant attorney generals and state agents around the state on Nov. 4 to guard against election fraud.
Attorney General to dispatch state agents and assistant attorney generals to polls (The Journal Times)
MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he'll deploy more than 50 assistant attorney generals and state agents around the state Nov. 4 to guard against election fraud.
Cumberland state's attorney candidates trade jabs (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
TOLEDO — Cumberland County State’s Attorney Barry Schaefer and his challenger have taken off the gloves for the Nov. 4 election.
Bins trial: Free lawyer rights at issue in translation (The MetroWest Daily News)
A Framingham cop yesterday conceded that he read murder suspect Jeremias Bins his Miranda rights four separate times two years ago, but none of the Portuguese translations expressly said he could have a lawyer at no charge.
District Attorney race rests on whether public has had enough of Phill Kline (The Kansas City Star)
A television ad for Johnson County District Attorney candidate Rick Guinn shows clowns portraying lawyers hired by incumbent Phill Kline and asks, “Haven’t we had enough of these guys?”
Attorney General Race (KFBB Great Falls)
In the race for Attorney General, democrat Steve Bullock faces republican Tim Fox. Bullock has worked in the Attorney General's office for a number of years, while Helena attorney Tim Fox has been practicing law in Montana since 1988.
Obasanjo: Lawyer Drags EFCC to Court (This Day)
Signs that these are not the best of times for former President Olusegun Obasanjo emerged yesterday when a Lagos-based lawyer, Onu Eke Uche, dragged the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mrs Farida Waziri, before the Federal High Court in Lagos .
Defense lawyer gains permission to see client in supersecret Guantanamo lockup (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — The attorney for a man accused of helping plot 9-11 has been granted permission to visit a mysterious prison-within-a-prison at Guantanamo Bay for men previously held in secret CIA sites overseas, the lawyer said Tuesday. The lawyer, Navy Cmdr. Suzanne Lachelier, said a judge granted permission to visit "Camp 7" to see whether conditions are contributing to ...
B.R. lawyer will lead ethics board (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
BATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana Board of Ethics has elected Baton Rouge lawyer Frank Simoneaux as its new chairman. The mostly new board was appointed recently by the governor and the Legislature after mass resignations this past summer by members protesting new ethics laws.
EPURA lawyer tells commissioners to defend themselves (Estes Park Trail Gazette)
Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA), lawyer Paul Benedetti counseled his clients, that in his legal opinion, the court has ordered them to defend themselves as a necessary party to the lawsuit filed against the Town by the Estes Park Citizens for Responsible Development and William Van Horn on Aug. 5. The complicated suit contends that citizens should have the right to vote on the ...
Attorney defends mayor's pay from GSD (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Gary City Attorney Hamilton Carmouche says the reported $31,000 the Gary Sanitary District pays Mayor Rudy Clay yearly is "additional compensation" unrelated to Clay's role as the district's special administrator.
PEOPLE: Attorney to discuss document issues (Courier-Post)
Attorney Stephen P. Pazan will speak about the practical aspects of document management in litigation during a Lorman-sponsored panel discussion to be held Nov. 6 in Cherry Hill.
Man gets 17 years in retired lawyer's slaying (San Francisco Chronicle)
INDIO, RIVERSIDE COUNTY Sentencing in retired lawyer's slaying A Palm Springs homeless man has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for strangling a former State Bar of California president. Michael Salvador Anunciation had been convicted of second-...
Suspect in killing of wife worried about kids: Lawyer (Windsor Star)
EDMONTON - A Canadian man accused of killing his wife in North Carolina is more concerned about being away from his daughters than his arrest, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney general, Pa. rivals debate (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Candidates for Pennsylvania attorney general yesterday sketched contrasting scenarios of what they would do in the next four years if elected.
Blunt's attorney wants trial moved (The Bismarck Tribune)
An attorney says his high profile client -former workers' compensation director Sandy Blunt -won't receive a fair trial in Burleigh County due to media attention.
Houston U.S. Attorney DeGabrielle to step down (Houston Chronicle)
Houston-based U.S. Attorney Don DeGabrielle is expected to announce his resignation today.
Attorney general debate draws just one candidate (The Columbus Dispatch)
Democratic candidate Richard Cordray had the stage to himself Monday for what was supposed to be a debate for Ohio attorney general in front of dozens of employees of the office Cordray seeks to lead.
Attorney General files suit to stop junk faxes (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter has filed suit against three companies that sent unwanted faxes offering clothing and discount health plans.
The riddle of the sacked lawyer (Stuff)
Police have inquired into a phone call Solicitor-General David Collins made to a government department boss, which is believed to have led to a lawyer's sacking.
Lehman Creditor Lawyer Despins Quits Milbank for Paul Hastings (Bloomberg)
Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Luc Despins , a lawyer representing creditors in the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. bankruptcy, the largest in U.S. history, is leaving Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy for Paul Hastings, a person familiar with the move said.
Bath Twp. attorney gets probation, is ordered to repay $77,000 (Akron Beacon Journal)
A Bath Township attorney who stole more than $77,000 from her law firm has been given probation and ordered to repay the money.
US Attorney agrees to not prosecute Penn Traffic (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The U.S. Attorney's office says it will not prosecute Penn Traffic, an upstate New York-based regional supermarket chain, over its accounting practices.
Frost's lawyer suggests threesome story is untrue (CTV.ca)
David Frost's lawyer called into question Wednesday several elements of testimony from the previous day of his sexual exploitation trial.
Lawyer for insurance provider tells inquiry advice in October 2005 was to hold off on letter to patients (The Telegram)
Dan Boone, the lawyer for HIROC, Eastern Health’s insurance provider, told the Cameron Inquiry this morning that he never gave any formal advice to Eastern Health in the summer of 2005 on whether it should let breast cancer patients know that it uncovered hormone receptor testing errors.
Frost lawyer suggests talk of threesomes with teenagers is untrue (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
NAPANEE, Ont. - David Frost's defence lawyer suggests that a witness at his sexual exploitation trial is fabricating claims about the power he wielded and the sexual activities he engaged in with his former players and their girlfriends.
Accused killer seeks new lawyer for trial (Erie Times-News)
MEADVILLE — An Espyville man facing trial on charges that he killed his girlfriend’s 11-month-old son has made a last-minute appeal for a new lawyer.
Attorney alleges discrimination in manslaughter case (10:48 p.m.) (The Record)
SAN ANDREAS — The attorney representing a Mexican immigrant who agreed to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the killing of two men says the Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office discriminated against his client, citing that the office...
NY attorney general asks banks for bonus info (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The New York attorney general has asked nine banks that are getting a piece of the Wall Street bailout to turn over information about how they are spending money on executive bonuses.
"Killer" bassinets still in stores, Illinois attorney general says in lawsuit (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
After two deaths and five recalls, the distributor of Simplicity bassinets continues to sell defective products at stores nationwide, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Wednesday in a lawsuit against the company.