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Nominee for attorney general pledges independence (AP via Yahoo! News)
Barack Obama's choice for attorney general, Eric Holder, says he will serve in an independent manner if he is put in charge of the Justice Department.
Attorney General pick vows to follow constitution (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general, Eric Holder, on Thursday vowed to use every tactic to defeat terrorists "within the letter and the spirit of the constitution."
'Waterboarding' is torture: US attorney general-designate (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US attorney-general designate Eric Holder on Thursday said the interrogation technique known as 'waterboarding' which simulates drowning, equated to torture.
Attorney general nominee: Waterboarding is torture (AP via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder Jr. declared Thursday that waterboarding is torture, forcefully breaking from years in which the Justice Department deftly avoided the sensitive question about U.S. interrogation methods.
Attorney: Lawsuit due in fraternity death (UPI)
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Miami attorney Justin Leto says the family of Harrison Kowiak is set to file a lawsuit over the 19-year-old's death during a fraternity pledge week.
Attorney General nominee declares waterboarding to be torture (International Herald Tribune)
Attorney General-nominee Eric Holder Jr. forcefully broke from the Bush administration's counterterrorism policies Thursday, declaring that waterboarding is torture and pledging to prosecute some Guantanamo Bay detainees in U.S. courts.
Hearing for attorney general pick expected to be partian exercise (International Herald Tribune)
The Senate hearing starting Thursday for Eric Holder Jr., chosen to be attorney general by President-elect Barack Obama, may wind up as much a trial as a confirmation, but just who is on trial will depend on who is asking the questions.
Attorney General nominee declares waterboarding to be torture (International Herald Tribune)
Eric Holder Jr., the nominee for attorney general, also came under close questioning for his role in the pardoning of Marc Rich.
Waterboarding is torture, attorney general nominee tells Senate (Chicago Tribune)
Waterboarding is torture, President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general, Eric Holder, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, and he vowed that he would try to restore the credibility of a Justice Department "badly shaken by allegations of improper political interference.''
Lawyer backs Shipton over alleged parole breach (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Convicted pack rapist and former policeman Brad Shipton was more than a hundred kilometres away when he was supposed to have met his co-offender, his lawyer says.
Raju's lawyer to oppose Sebi's interrogation plea (The Times of India)
Ramalinga Raju's lawyer S Bharath Kumar said on Thursday that market regulator Sebi's plea to interrogate Raju would be opposed when the matter comes up for hearing on Friday.
D.M. lawyer named to Court of Appeals (The Gazette)
DES MOINES and#8212; gov. Chet Culver today appointed Des Moines lawyer Edward Mansfield to the Iowa Court of Appeals. Mansfield replaces Judge Terry Huitink, who announced his retirement after 17 years on the appeals court.Mansfield is an attorney in private practice with the Belin Lamson McCormick Zumbach Flynn law firm in Des Moines and an adjunct professor of law at Drake University. ...
Lawyer charged with smuggling drugs to inmates (Chicago Tribune)
A criminal defense attorney was arrested and charged with smuggling marijuana to inmates in the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, authorities said today. Dave Compton, 61, a lawyer since 1991, was arrested Wednesday after he delivered 30 grams of marijuana to an undercover sheriff's employee posing as an inmate, Cook County Assistant State's Atty. Russ Baker said. After his arrest, ...
Pauchay wants to go for alcohol rehab: lawyer (Vancouver Province)
The lawyer for a man accused of criminal negligence after his two daughters froze to death last year says a brief medical exam by a doctor is the "last piece of the puzzle" necessary for Christopher Pauchay to secure a month-long stay at Saskatoon's Calder Centre for alcohol rehabilitation.
Tempe lawyer indicted in stabbing death of ASU student (The Arizona Republic)
A Tempe lawyer has been indicted on manslaughter charges for stabbing to death an Arizona State University student who was making a lot of noise with his friend outside the man's home, waking him up.
Tempe lawyer indicted in stabbing death of ASU student (The Arizona Republic)
A Tempe lawyer has been indicted on manslaughter charges for stabbing to death an Arizona State University student who was making a lot of noise with his friend outside the man's home, waking him up.
NYC lawyer accused of $380M scam argues for bail (AP via Yahoo! News)
A prominent lawyer accused of cheating hedge funds in a $380 million investment ruse argued to be freed on bail Thursday, saying in court documents he's no risk to flee because his U.S. ties are strong and his foreign connections are weak.
Jailed NY lawyer Dreier requests bail: court papers (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A prominent New York lawyer accused of selling sham investments to hedge funds should be released on bail because all of the money the government alleges he received has been accounted for, his lawyer said on Thursday.
Lawyer: Dukes to pay $40,000 in child support (ESPN)
The lawyer for Washington Nationals outfielder Elijah Dukes said the ballplayer expects to meet next week's deadline to pay more than $40,000 in court-ordered child support and alimony to his estranged wife.
Ohio lawyer gets 4 years for stealing from clients (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former Ohio lawyer who concocted a story about being kidnapped after a client accused her of taking his money has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing.
Ohio lawyer gets 4 years for stealing from clients (San Francisco Chronicle)
A former Ohio lawyer who concocted a story about being kidnapped after a client accused her of taking his money has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing. Karyn McConnell Hancock was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in November to...
Lawyer: Missing White House e-mails found (UPI)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Millions of missing White House e-mails have been located and are available for transfer to the National Archives, a lawyer said at a hearing in Washington.
Appellate court halts prosecution of nurses, attorney (Newsday)
Calling the charges unconstitutional, a state appeals court Thursday halted the Suffolk County district attorney's prosecution of 10 Filipino nurses who resigned from a Smithtown nursing home and their lawyer.
Ohio lawyer gets 4 years for stealing from clients (The State)
A former Ohio lawyer who concocted a story about being kidnapped after a client accused her of taking his money has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing. Karyn McConnell Hancock was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in November to aggravated theft. The 38-year-old says she started stealing money from one client in 2002 to replace money taken from another. She has admitted ...
Peter E. Fleming Jr., 79, Dies; Defense Lawyer Who Relished the Limelight (New York Times)
Mr. Fleming was a a prominent criminal-defense lawyer whose client list included high-ranking politicians, flamboyant celebrities and a cast of characters from outbreaks of corporate crime.
Senators recommend 3 for U.S. attorney (Rocky Mountain News)
U.S. Sens. Ken Salazar and Mark Udall recommended three candidates for U.S. attorney and two for U.S. marshal to president-elect Barack Obama on Thursday.
Peter E. Fleming Jr., 79, Dies; Defense Lawyer Who Relished the Limelight (New York Times)
Mr. Fleming was a prominent criminal-defense lawyer whose client list included high-ranking politicians, flamboyant celebrities and a cast of characters from outbreaks of corporate crime.
Lawyer, wife arraigned on drug-related charges (Salem Statesman Journal)
A West Salem lawyer and his wife were arraigned on drug charges Thursday in Polk County Circuit Court.
Sir John Mortimer: Writer by choice lawyer at his father's behest (Daily Telegraph)
Sir John Mortimer who has died aged 85 became a lawyer at his father's behest and a writer by his own preference; through rare gifts of energy confidence intelligence and wit he succeeded brilliantly in both careers.
Attorney General pick Holder on track for confirmation ahead of second day of hearings (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Eric Holder appears headed for confirmation as attorney general after declaring a new course in U.S. counterterrorism policy, but a Senate panel still wants to hear more about his decisions as a Clinton administration Justice Department official.
Former attorney sentenced to prison (The Toledo Blade)
Karyn McConnell Hancock, who was once a respected attorney and Toledo City Councilman, was sentenced yesterday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court to four years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her former clients. Convicted in November of aggravated theft, McConnell Hancock admitted to stealing more than $624,000 from 22 clients over a period of six years. The charge ...
Judge denies request for attorney fees (NWAnews.com)
BENTONVILLE — The Bella Vista Property Owners Association will not have to pay attorney fees in the suit Roger Norbeck brought against the POA. (Benton County Daily Record)
British writer and lawyer John Mortimer dies (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
British author and lawyer John Mortimer, the creator of legal television show "Rumpole of the Bailey," died on Friday aged 85, his spokeswoman said.
NYC lawyer accused of $380M scam argues for bail (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A prominent lawyer accused of cheating hedge funds in a $380 million investment ruse argued to be freed on bail Thursday, saying in court documents he's no risk to flee because his U.S. ties are strong and his foreign connections are weak.
Detroit's top lawyer resigns over 'ghetto' remarks (Detroit Free Press)
UPDATED AT 12:10 P.M. -- The City of Detroit's top lawyer resigned Thursday, a day after she allegedly said the city's predominantly black 36th District Court was "acting like a ghetto court." Leavey said in an interview this morning that her remarks were taken out of context.
Attorney busted for drugs in Winona court (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WINONA, Minn. - The attorney representing an accused killer in Winona was in custody himself Friday for allegedly possessing drugs. Chuck Ramsay was arrested Thursday in a Winona County courtroom after a hearing in which Ramsay yelled at the sheriff.
Detroit's top lawyer resigns after calling court 'ghetto' (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- The city's top lawyer resigned Thursday night after she told an official with the 36th District Court that it was "acting like a ghetto court."
Iraqi Shoe-Thrower Denied Access To Lawyer (CBS News)
The Iraqi journalist detained after throwing his shoes at President George W. Bush is in good shape and was allowed to meet with his brother, although he has been denied access to his lawyer, his family said.
Peter E. Fleming Jr., 79, Dies; Defense Lawyer Who Relished the Limelight (New York Times)
Mr. Fleming was a prominent criminal-defense lawyer whose client list included high-ranking politicians, flamboyant celebrities and a cast of characters from outbreaks of corporate crime.
British Writer, Lawyer John Mortimer Dead at 85 (Fox News)
British lawyer and writer John Mortimer, creator of the criminal lawyer Rumpole of the Bailey, died Friday with his family at his side. He was 85.
Attorney General nominee: 'Waterboarding is torture' (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Eric Holder, President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general, yesterday departed from Bush administration policies by declaring that "waterboarding is torture."
McNamee meets with US Attorney leading Rocket perjury case (New York Daily News)
Brian McNamee met Friday with assistant United States Attorney Daniel P. Butler, the man preparing the federal government's prosecution of pitcher Roger Clemens for perjury.
Attorney accused of giving pot to inmates (UPI)
CHICAGO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A criminal defense attorney in Chicago routinely smuggled marijuana into the Cook County Criminal Courts Building for inmates, authorities allege.
John Mortimer, Lawyer-Author of “Rumpole” Plays, Dies at 85 (Bloomberg)
Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- John Mortimer , a British lawyer and author of more than 50 novels, plays, biographies and memoirs who was best known for his many “ Rumpole of the Bailey” plays for stage and television, has died. He was 85.
Gov. Blagojevich attorney pulls out of impeachment trial, will represent him in criminal trial (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
CHICAGO - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's renowned criminal defense attorney says he's pulling out of the governor's upcoming impeachment trial. But Ed Genson says he'll continue to represent the governor in criminal matters stemming from his arrest on federal corruption charges.
Blagojevich attorney pulls out of Senate trial (The State)
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's renowned criminal defense attorney says he's pulling out of the governor's upcoming impeachment trial. But Ed Genson says he'll continue to represent the governor in criminal matters stemming from his arrest on federal corruption charges. Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich) was arrested Dec. 9 on charges that include allegations he schemed to sell President-elect Barack ...
Blagojevich attorney pulls out of Senate trial (USA Today)
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's renowned criminal defense attorney says he's pulling out of the governor's upcoming impeachment trial.
Blagojevich attorney pulls out of Senate trial (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) Gov. Rod Blagojevich's renowned criminal defense attorney says he's pulling out of the governor's upcoming impeachment trial. But Ed Genson says he'll continue to represent the governor in criminal matters stemming from his arrest on federal corruption charges. Blagojevich (bluh-GOY'-uh-vich) was arrested Dec. 9 on charges that include allegations he schemed to sell ...
Blagojevich attorney pulls out of Senate trial (Deseret Morning News)
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's renowned criminal defense attorney says he's pulling out of the governor's upcoming impeachment trial before the Illinois state Senate.
New Brighton attorney arrested for possessing drugs on courthouse (Pioneer Press)
WINONA, Minn. — A New Brighton attorney representing an accused killer in Winona was in custody himself Friday for allegedly possessing drugs.