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Lawyer waits for confirmation on fisherman's journey home (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A Darwin legal aid lawyer says his Taiwanese client has been released from immigration detention after days of uncertainty.
Kan. abortion doctor's attorney spars with ex-AG (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
Attorneys for an abortion provider facing criminal charges questioned the former attorney general Monday, trying to show that the abortion opponent who started the investigation had intended to prosecute Dr.
Kan. abortion doctor's attorney spars with ex-AG (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorneys for an abortion provider facing criminal charges questioned the former attorney general Monday, trying to show that the abortion opponent who started the investigation had intended to prosecute Dr. George Tiller even before taking office.
Kan. abortion doctor's attorney spars with ex-AG (The Charlotte Observer)
(By ROXANA HEGEMAN and JOHN HANNA, Associated Press Writers) Attorneys for an abortion provider facing criminal charges questioned the former attorney general Monday, trying to show that the abortion opponent who started the investigation had intended to prosecute Dr. George Tiller even before taking office. Tiller attorney Dan Monnat asked former Attorney General Phill Kline whether, during his ...
New Jersey's U.S. attorney resigns (UPI)
NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie of New Jersey Monday announced his intention to resign Dec. 1.
3 Arrested in Shooting Death of Lawyer (Law.com)
A mortgage lawyer was slain during a botched ambush robbery set up by the man's business partner, who allegedly paid a stripper and her boyfriend to commit the holdup, police said Monday. James DiMartino was shot and killed Oct. 21, after he arrived for what he believed would be a business meeting in a restaurant parking lot in eastern Long Island. The three suspects have pleaded not guilty to ...
New York U.S. Attorney to Join Kirkland & Ellis (Law.com)
Southern District of New York U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia informed the Justice Department on Monday that he will step down effective Dec. 1. Garcia, who was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2005, will join Kirkland & Ellis. Deputy U.S. Attorney Lev Dassin will head the office until President-elect Barack Obama names a successor.
Defense Community Rallies Behind Attorney Indicted in Money Laundering Case (Law.com)
As indicted attorney Ben Kuehne's legal costs continue to rise, the Miami legal community is hosting a fundraiser and has created a legal defense fund to help out their colleague. Kuehne was indicted in 2007 for alleged money laundering in connection with his vetting of legal fees for attorney Roy Black, who was representing Colombian drug kingpin Fabio Ochoa. The indictment stunned the Miami ...
Christie to Step Down as New Jersey U.S. Attorney (Law.com)
U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie, whose prosecutions sent scores of corrupt politicians to prison, announced on Monday he would resign on Dec. 1, reigniting speculation that he would seek New Jersey's governorship next year. Attorney General Michael Mukasey did not immediately name a successor -- but an official close to Christie says the office has recommended that the job go to First ...
Harper lawyer withdraws from defamation suit against Liberals in Cadman bribe case (Ottawa Citizen)
Lawyer Richard Dearden withdrew Monday from representing Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his $3.5 million defamation case against the Liberals for alleging that he knew of an attempted bribe of the late Independent MP Chuck Cadman.
Wilkerson tells judge: I can't afford a lawyer (Boston Globe)
Embattled state Senator Dianne Wilkerson has asked a federal magistrate judge for a court-appointed lawyer, saying she cannot afford to pay an attorney to defend her against charges that she took $23,500 in bribes.
Lawyer calls former funeral director a victim as body parts trial begins (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
A former Hilton funeral director charged with illegally harvesting bone and tissue from 23 bodies was hoodwinked, his lawyer said, by a tissue-procurement company that provided him with bogus consent forms.
LAWYER 'LURED' TO DOOM (New York Post)
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - A fourth suspect has been arrested in the death of a Long Island lawyer during a botched ambush robbery that police say was set up by the lawyer's business partner. Darnell Festus of Queens was ordered held without bail after...
Attorney asks appeals court to delay ex-Toledoan's execution (The Toledo Blade)
COLUMBUS - An attorney for Gregory Bryant-Bey yesterday asked a federal appeals court to allow a 60-day stay of execution for the convicted killer. A lower-court ruling had rejected the Toledo native's request for the stay. Bryant-Bey faces lethal injection tomorrow at 10 a.m. for the Aug. 9, 1992, robbery and murder of Dale Pinkelman, owner of Pinky's Collectibles in the New Towne Square ...
Gibbs' attorney says trial not fair (The Bismarck Tribune)
Moe Gibbs did not get a fair trial last year when a jury convicted him in the murder of Mindy Morgenstern, his attorney argues.
Acting Attorney General Up for D.C. Council Vote (Washington Post)
A divided D.C. Council is scheduled to vote today on the confirmation of Acting Attorney General Peter J. Nickles, one day after the body's judicial panel voted against confirming him on the grounds that he is too close to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, that he has yet to move to the District and that he...
Sheikh 'betrayed' by Michael Jackson, lawyer says (CNN)
LONDON, England (AP) -- A lawyer for the Arab prince suing Michael Jackson says his client felt betrayed by the pop star.
Sentencing set for lawyer Langston in ongoing bribery case (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
A wealthy attorney who helped put trial lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs behind bars will be sentenced Dec. 16 for attempting to influence Hinds County Judge Bobby DeLaughter, according to court documents.
State senator in bribe case seeks free lawyer (Cape Cod Times)
BOSTON - A Massachusetts state senator who was photographed by the FBI allegedly stuffing bribe money under her sweater has told a federal judge she can't afford a lawyer to tackle her case.
Judge accused of referrals to his divorce attorney to reduce legal debt (Grand Forks Herald)
A St. Paul attorney will answer questions Tuesday before a panel trying to determine if a Goodhue County judge engaged in misconduct by allegedly funneling divorce cases to her.
Lawyer: Michael Jackson may be too sick to travel (The Charlotte Observer)
(By RAPHAEL G. SATTER, Associated Press Writer) Michael Jackson might be too sick to travel to London to testify in a suit claiming he owes an Arab sheik $7 million, the pop star's attorney said Tuesday. Jackson is seeking to give his testimony by video link from the United States. "It would be unwise for him to travel, given what's he's got now," lawyer Robert Englehart said, declining to ...
Prosecutors: Lawyer shooter caught (Newsday)
The fourth person arrested in the slaying of a lawyer found fatally shot in a Commack restaurant parking lot was the one who pulled the trigger, authorities said Tuesday.
4th arrest in shooting death of Long Island lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
A fourth suspect has been arrested in the death of a Long Island lawyer who was shot during a botched ambush robbery that police say was set up by the lawyer's business partner.
Lawyer: MJ Too Sick to Go to Court (ABC News)
Michael Jackson's lawyer says singer may be too sick to travel to London court.
Jackson 'too ill' to testify in court: lawyer (CBC)
A lawyer for Michael Jackson told a British court Tuesday that the pop star is too ill to testify in person for a breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by the son of Bahrain's king.
Obama to pick Holder as Attorney General: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President-elect Barack Obama has decided on Eric Holder, a former senior official in the Clinton administration, to be attorney general, Newsweek said on Tuesday.
Obama names first African-American attorney general: report (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US president-elect Barack Obama has named longtime lawyer Eric Holder to be attorney general, making him the first African-American ever in the post, US media reported Tuesday.
Sources: Obama taps Holder as attorney general (MSNBC)
Newsweek: President-elect Obama has decided to tap Eric Holder as his attorney general, putting the veteran Washington lawyer in place to become the first African-American to head the Justice Department, according to two legal sources close to the presidential transition.
NBC: Holder tagged for attorney general (MSNBC)
President-elect Barack Obama's aides have been privately talking to senators about whether Washington attorney Eric Holder would be confirmed as the next attorney general.
Bout lawyer claims arrest was unfair (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
The Criminal Court has ordered state prosecutors to hand over all arrest and investigation documents pertaining to charges against Viktor Bout, following a request by his lawyer, who claimed the arrest of the Russian suspect was unfair.
Obama interested in Eric Holder as attorney general (Chicago Sun-Times)
WASHINGTON — Eric Holder is President-elect Barack Obama's choice for attorney general, according to NBC News. Obama’s aides have privately asked senators whether Holder, a Washington attorney, would be confirmed as the next attorney general, according to a person involved in the talks.
Report: Obama has picked his attorney general (USA Today)
Newsweek is reporting that Eric Holder is President-elect Barack Obama's choice to be the next attorney general, the first African American to hold that post. Holder, 57, served as deputy attorney general during the Clinton administration. Citing sources, Newsweek said he still must be formally vetted by the transition team before the selection is final and is publicly announced. That's not ...
Obama Picks Eric Holder to Be Attorney General, Newsweek Says (Bloomberg)
Holder, who served as deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration and has been a federal prosecutor, a judge, and a U.S. attorney, would be the nation's first black U.S. attorney general.
Obama To Pick Holder As Attorney General, Newsweek Reports (Fox News)
Obama To Pick Holder As Attorney General, Newsweek Reports
Holder accepts Obama attorney general offer: Democrat (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Former Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder has accepted President-elect Barack Obama's offer to head the Justice Department, a senior Democrat said on Tuesday.
Local lawyer persuades Supreme Court to amend rules for foreign attorneys (The Houma Courier)
HOUMA - After years spent fighting for a change in the state Supreme Court's rules, a local lawyer succeeded in persuading the court to allow foreign-born attorneys on temporary visas a shot at the state bar exam.
Obama names first African-American attorney general: media (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US president-elect Barack Obama has named longtime lawyer Eric Holder to be attorney general, which would make him the first African-American ever in the post, US media said Tuesday.
Obama 'picks' US attorney-general (BBC News)
US President-elect Barack Obama will appoint Eric Holder as the next attorney-general, media report.
Drew Peterson meets with divorce lawyer (CNN)
Drew Peterson has met with a prominent divorce attorney more than a year after his wife, Stacy, disappeared, his lawyer said. Peterson hasn't filed divorce papers, but claims she has deserted him. He told a writer he's considering divorce for the sake of the kids.
Peterson claims desertion, meets with divorce lawyer (CNN)
Drew Peterson has met with a prominent divorce attorney more than a year after his wife, Stacy, disappeared, his lawyer confirmed to CNN on Tuesday.
Obama offers Holder attorney general post (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has conditionally offered Eric Holder the job as attorney general, and the former top Clinton administration official has accepted, a senior Democrat said on Tuesday.
America could get its first black attorney general (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)
WASHINGTON — Eric Holder, a former No. 2 Justice Department official, has been told that he can become the nation's first African-American attorney general, a person with firsthand knowledge said Tuesday.
Bout lawyer claims arrest was unfair (Thailandnews.net)
The Criminal Court has ordered state prosecutors to hand over all arrest and investigation documents pertaining to charges against Viktor Bout, following a request by his lawyer, who claimed the arres...
Obama picks first African-American attorney general: media (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US president-elect Barack Obama has named longtime lawyer Eric Holder to be attorney general, which if confirmed would make him the first African-American ever to hold the post, US media said.
Sources: Holder is Obama's choice for attorney general (CNN)
Former Clinton Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder is President-elect Barack Obama's choice for the position of attorney general, according to two prominent Democrats involved in transition matters.
People Column: Lawyer says Michael Jackson too ill to testify in trial (Contra Costa Times)
But lawyer for Arab sheik says he doubts Jacko's story.
Democrats Back Holder as Attorney General (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)
Democrats welcomed reports Tuesday that President-elect Barack Obama is likely to nominate Eric H. Holder Jr. as attorney general in his administration.
Democrats Back Holder as Attorney General (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)
Democrats welcomed reports Tuesday that President-elect Barack Obama is likely to nominate Eric H. Holder Jr. as attorney general in his administration.
Disbarred Henrico lawyer sentenced for embezzlement (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
A courtroom full of supporters ranged from a former law professor to a fellow employee at the furniture company where disbarred lawyer Michael D. Hancock now works. But Henrico County Circuit Judge George F. Tidey found today that the most convincing evidence in the case was the amount of missing money, about $513,000. Calling the embezzlement case "one of the most disturbing I've encountered," ...
Attempted murder suspect still without a lawyer: Judge tells accused he doesn't like people to be in legal "limbo" (The News)
NEW GLASGOW – Even the prosecuting attorney is lending a hand to get a lawyer for a man charged with attempted murder.