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Lawyer for Weymouth man with apartment full of ammo seeks to have evidence thrown out (The Patriot Ledger)
A lawyer for a Weymouth man acused of illegally possessing firearms and explosives is seeking to have all of the weapons and ammunition seized at the scene dismissed as evidence because police did not have a proper search warrant when they entered his client’s apartment.
Gov's Attorney Comes Out Swinging At Hearing (CBS 2 Chicago)
Signaling what is shaping up to be an epic battle to save Rod Blagojevich's job, the governor's attorney blasted  members of the House impeachment committee, saying many have already made up their minds to try to force the governor from office.
S.F. attorney featured in Shape magazine (The San Francisco Examiner)
SAN FRANCISCO – The 37-year-old married West Portal attorney Laurel Paul is featured in the January issue of Shape magazine, after losing 61 pounds and keeping them off for five years.
Attorney general pick Holder to earn $4.6 million (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Eric Holder, President-elect Barack Obama's choice for attorney general, will earn $4.6 million from his law firm this year and next, including deferred compensation and a separation payment.
Lawyer Dan Webb Should Be Barred From Case, U.S. Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Dan Webb , the Winston & Strawn lawyer defending a former Illinois Republican Party leader accused of corruption, has a conflict of interest and should be barred from the case, U.S. prosecutors said in a court filing.
Madigan rejects Blagojevich lawyer Ed Genson's request to be assistant attorney general (Chicago Sun-Times)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan this morning rejected lawyer Ed Genson's request to be named an assistant attorney general who would represent Gov. Blagojevich in his legal fight.
Attorney general: State's not paying for Blago's criminal defense (Daily Herald)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office says it's "absurd" for Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney to suggest the state pay for legal representation in his criminal case.
Illinois Attorney General Rejects Governor’s Plea for Lawyer (Bloomberg)
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan rejected a request by Governor Rod Blagojevich that she appoint a lawyer to represent him in his criminal prosecution for corruption and a related impeachment inquiry.
Former Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney charged (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
State Police filed six criminal charges against former Floyd County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gordon E. Hannett Jr
Lawyer sentenced for bank robbery (The Clarion-Ledger)
A Louisiana lawyer will serve time in federal prison for bank robbery.
State Attorney General wants Seminoles to stop blackjack, card games (Sun-Sentinel)
McCollum appeals directly to U.S. Attorney in Tampa The Seminole Tribe should face criminal charges if it does not stop offering illegal blackjack and other card games on its reservations, the state highest law enforcement officer said today in a stinging letter to federal prosecutors.
Blagojevich lawyer: Wiretaps 'illegally obtained' (The Pantagraph)
NEW 1:50 p.m. SPRINGFIELD -- With the Illinois Supreme Court rejecting an effort to oust Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a legislative panel considering impeachment prepared to examine whether he abused his power, despite challenges from the Democrat’s lawyer. | Arrest creates market for Blago merchandise | Blagojevich in the Twin Cities
Attorney: Blago Wiretaps Were Illegal (ABC News)
Blagojevich's attorney challenges the heart of the case: Federal wiretaps.
Former Jeb Bush Lawyer Nominated For Supreme Court (WJXT Jacksonville)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Cuban-American lawyer with strong Republican political connections has been nominated for a Florida Supreme Court vacancy. Frank Jimenez once worked on former Gov. Jeb Bush's staff and for his brother, President George W. Bush, during Florida's 2000 election recount.
Lawyer: Ill. governor wiretaps illegally obtained (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told state lawmakers Thursday that the federal wiretaps at the heart of the pay-to-play allegations against his client were illegally obtained, and therefore should be kept out of any impeachment proceedings.
Blagojevich's lawyer says federal wiretaps were illegal (Houston Chronicle)
A lawyer for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told state lawmakers today that the federal wiretaps at the heart of the pay-to-play allegations against his client were illegally obtained.
Blagojevich's Lawyer: Wiretaps Illegally Obtained (CBS4 Miami)
A lawyer for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told state lawmakers Thursday that the federal wiretaps at the heart of the pay-to-play allegations against his client were illegally obtained, and therefore should be kept out of any impeachment proceedings. The wiretaps are crucial to the federal charges filed against Blagojevich last week. Prosecutors say they caught the Democratic governor ...
Appeals court reinstates discriminiation suit against state Attorney General's office (The Star-Ledger)
A racial discrimination lawsuit filed against the state Attorney General's Office by a former employee has been reinstated by a state appeals court today. Kenneth Green, a former deputy attorney general, says he overheard a co-worker make a derogatory comment...
Illinois Attorney General Says Blagojevich Can't Use Taxpayer Funds for Defense (Fox News)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan rejects a request for a taxpayer-funded legal defense for Gov. Rod Blagojevich. 
Blagojevich Lawyer: Wiretaps Were Illegal (CBS News)
A lawyer for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told state lawmakers that the federal wiretaps at the heart of the pay-to-play allegations against his client were illegally obtained, and should be kept out of any impeachment proceedings.
Lawyer: Ill. governor wiretaps illegally obtained (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told state lawmakers Thursday that the federal wiretaps at the heart of the pay-to-play allegations against his client were illegally obtained, and therefore should be kept out of any impeachment proceedings.
Atlanta developer: Attorney wanted $1.3M payoff (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
John Woodham, the attorney who derailed bond funding for Atlanta's Beltline project, is launching a new legal attack, targeting a development company that built a luxury apartment building on Peachtree Road and wants to build more apartments in Midtown.
State Attorney General wants Seminoles to stop blackjack, card games (Sun-Sentinel)
McCollum appeals directly to U.S. Attorney in Tampa The Seminole Tribe should face criminal charges if it does not stop offering illegal blackjack and other card games on its reservations, the state highest law enforcement officer said today in a stinging letter to federal prosecutors.
Judge removes Pittsylvania Co. Commonwealth’s Attorney from inmate shot case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
A Circuit Court judge has removed the Pittsylvania County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office from the case
Former Jeb Bush lawyer nominated for Supreme Court (Miami Herald)
A Cuban-American lawyer from Miami with strong Republican political connections has been added to the pool of nominees for a Florida Supreme Court vacancy after Gov. Charlie Crist asked for more diversity.
Kennedy attorney: Accuser's tale makes no sense (The Sporting News via Yahoo! News)
CINCINNATI -- The personal attorney for Ole Miss basketball coach Andy Kennedy said the version of events provided by the cab driver who accused Kennedy of assault "doesn't make any sense."
Jeffs attorney interviews Texas lawmen (Deseret Morning News)
The attorney for Fundamentalist LDS Church leader Warren Jeffs interviewed Texas law enforcement officials Thursday about their roles in the massive, controversial raid on the YFZ Ranch in April.
Lawyer for power broker Cellini is targeted (Chicago Tribune)
Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to disqualify the high-profile lawyer for Springfield power broker William Cellini, arguing that attorney Dan Webb has a conflict of interest because he once represented the alleged victim in the case. Prosecutors filed a motion late Wednesday asking U.S. District Judge James Zagel to take Webb off the case. On Thursday the judge gave Webb until Jan. 7 to ...
Hurley vows to clear his name: lawyer (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for Queensland policeman Chris Hurley says reopening the coronial inquest into an Aboriginal death in custody on Palm Island in the state's north could clear his client's name.
Local lawyer, community activist dies (The Marshall News Messenger)
A man described by his peers as a "lawyer's lawyer" and a loyal supporter of his community has died.
Briefs: Trial set on suspension of lawyer's license (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Trial set on suspension of lawyer’s license FORT WORTH — A judge has set a March 30 trial date for a case involving a Fort Worth attorney initially accused of neglecting his clients, failing to carry out obligations as their attorney and practicing law with a suspended license. State District Judge Steve Emmert of Wheeler set the case for trial after the state Commission for Lawyer ...
Acting Annapolis attorney lacks Md. license to practice (Baltimore Sun)
Acting Annapolis official lost state certification two years ago For the past three months, Stephen Kling has served as the acting city attorney for Annapolis. He has reviewed documents, filed court papers and briefed city officials on legal issues.
Nepal court records disprove Pakistani lawyer's claim on Ajmal (Deccan Herald)
According to Nepal's Supreme Court, Farooq, who described himself as a high court lawyer, filed a habeas corpus writ on Feb 24, asking the police to produce in court two Pakistanis who had been arrested...
Miami lawyer added to high-court hopefuls (Sun-Sentinel)
A Cuban-American lawyer from Miami with strong Republican political connections has been added to the pool of nominees for a Florida Supreme Court vacancy after Gov. Charlie Crist asked for more diversity.
Blago's Lawyer Plans Legal Fight Over Wiretaps (Fox News)
Blagojevich's lawyer says he'll go after FBI wiretaps that prosecutors say catch the Illinois governor scheming to deal Obama's vacant Senate seat.
City Attorney Not Certified (WUSA 9 Washington, D.C.)
Acting city attorney in Annapolis is not certified.
Attorney plans legal fight over wiretaps at heart of corruption case against Illinois governor (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney is offering a glimpse of his client's unfolding legal strategy, saying he'll challenge the lawfulness of court-ordered wiretaps at the heart of federal corruption allegations against the Democrat.
Lawyer convicted of fraud, faces prison time (KTAR 92.3 Phoenix)
A suspended Tucson lawyer has been convicted of bilking clients out of more than $750,000. Edward Bolding, 70, faces up to 271/2 years in prison when he's sentenced.
Annapolis City Attorney Not Certified, Records Show (Washington Post)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- State records show the acting city attorney in Annapolis is not allowed to practice law in Maryland.
Complaint Filed Against Ohio’s Ex-Attorney General (WCMH Columbus)
Ohio’s secretary of state filed a complaint Thursday with the Ohio Elections Commission claiming former Attorney General Marc Dann misspent about $45,000 in campaign funds.
Harman eyes attorney general seat (Daily Pilot)
Sen. Tom Harman is considering running to be California’s next attorney general in 2010.
Brunner files complaint against former Ohio attorney general Marc Dann (WKYC Cleveland)
COLUMBUS -- Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner filed a complaint with the Ohio Elections Commission claiming former Attorney General Marc Dann misspent campaign funds.
Blind lawyer bonds with new Seeing Eye dog (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The fledgling Philadelphia lawyer firmly issued a command, then strode confidently across a bustling city intersection, holding tightly to his new lifeline: "a big ball of fluff."
Attorney Joe Friedberg: A colorful and successful lawyer wins another case (Grand Forks Herald)
Many years ago, attorney Joe Friedberg - defending a client he feared would be convicted on circumstantial evidence - told the jury a story about a farmer, a blueberry pie and a dog.
Blagojevich's Lawyer: Taking the 'Unwinnable' Cases (Time Magazine)
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is going to fight hard to hold onto his job and freedom with help from veteran Chicago defense lawyer Edward Genson
Blagojevich's Lawyer: Taking the 'Unwinnable' Cases (Time Magazine)
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is going to fight hard to hold onto his job and freedom with help from veteran Chicago defense lawyer Edward Genson
Attorney in Nowak trial files for evidence rehearing (Florida Today)
An attorney for former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak has filed for a rehearing with the 5th District Court of Appeal. The filing comes two weeks after the court allowed evidence found in Nowak’s car to be allowed at trial.
Cowdery attorney says senator will change plea (KTVA Anchorage)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The attorney for state Sen. John Cowdery says the veteran legislator will plead guilty in federal court to one count of conspiracy.
Attorney in Former Astronaut's Trial Files For Evidence Rehearing (SPACE.com)
An attorney for former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak has filed for a rehearing on case evidence.
Moyer wants attorney general's opinion (The Capital)
Mayor Ellen O. Moyer yesterday asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate what ramifications the decertification of Acting City Attorney Stephen Kling will have on the city.