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Attorney didn't run from controversy (The Florida Times-Union)
BUNNELL - Early in his first term as state attorney in the late 1980s, John Tanner already was sampling the type of controversy that would periodically touch his career as a prosecutor. read more
Smith's lawyer: No contact with an agent (Birmingham News)
TUSCALOOSA - University of Alabama All-American Andre Smith did not have contact with a sports agent and has been honest and cooperative with school officials about the subject, Smith's lawyer said Sunday.
Corzine taps Camden lawyer for his staff (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
William J. Castner Jr., executive director of New Jersey's Assembly Majority Office, was headed for a job as a lawyer in the private sector when he got an offer he couldn't resist.
Griffin Bell, Carter's attorney general, dies (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Griffin Boyette Bell, who served as Jimmy Carter's attorney general and whose South Georgia drawl and lawyerly mannerisms disguised an unusually innovative legal mind, died Monday morning. He was 90. "He was thinking outside the box before there was a box," said Bob Steed, senior partner at King and Spalding, which Bell molded over six decades into a politically connected law firm with a ...
Griffin Bell, former attorney general, dead at 90 (USA Today)
Griffin Bell, a former U.S. attorney general, died this morning, according to the Associated Press and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Bell, a Georgian who served in Jimmy Carter's cabinet, was 90. The Journal-Constitution says Bell had pancreatic cancer. "Rosalynn and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend Griffin Bell," former President Jimmy Carter says in a statement to WXIA-TV. ...
Griffin Bell, famous lawyer and key Carter adviser, dies at 90 (Detroit Free Press)
ATLANTA — Griffin B. Bell, the shrewd Southern lawyer who grew up with Jimmy Carter and later became U.S. attorney general after Carter was elected president, died today. He was 90.
Griffin Bell, Carter's attorney general, dies (MSNBC)
Griffin B. Bell, the shrewd lawyer who grew up with Jimmy Carter and became U.S. attorney general after Carter was elected president, died at an Atlanta hospital Monday. He was 90.
Carter Attorney General Griffin Bell dies (UPI)
ATLANTA, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Griffin Bell, who served as former President Jimmy Carter's attorney general, died Monday in an Atlanta hospital at age 90, family members said.
Former Attorney General Griffin Bell Dies (NPR)
Griffin Bell, attorney general in the Carter administration, has died at age 90. He had suffered from pancreatic cancer. Bell arrived at the Justice Department in 1977 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, and his impact is still felt.
Former Attorney General Griffin Bell Dies (NPR)
Griffin Bell, attorney general in the Carter administration, has died at age 90. He had suffered from pancreatic cancer. Bell arrived at the Justice Department in 1977 in the wake of the Watergate scandal, and his impact is still felt.
Former Attorney General Griffin Bell dies (CNN)
Griffin Bell, who served as attorney general in the Carter administration, has died, according to the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He was 90.
Carter Attorney General Griffin B. Bell dies at 90 (AP via Yahoo! News)
Griffin B. Bell, the shrewd Southern lawyer who grew up with Jimmy Carter and later became U.S. attorney general after Carter was elected president, died Monday. He was 90.
Griffin Bell, Attorney General in 1970s, Dies at 90 (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Griffin Bell , who confronted America’s painful disputes over race as a federal judge in the Deep South and as U.S. attorney general under President Jimmy Carter , a fellow Georgian, has died. He was 90.
Griffin Bell dies at 90; former attorney general and federal judge was at the center of disputes over race (Los Angeles Times)
The onetime Carter administration official died from complications of pancreatic cancer. His nuanced approach to school integration was praised and criticized. Griffin Bell, who confronted America's painful disputes over race as a federal judge in the Deep South and as attorney general under President Carter, a fellow Georgian, died today at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. He was 90. ...
Israeli-Russian tycoon in Moscow for heart treatment: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Israeli-Russian tycoon Arkady Gaydamak, who is on trial in France for involvement in illegal arms sales, has left Israel for Moscow where he being treated for heart problems, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer gets 5-cent bill, 4-cent refund (WAVY TV 10 Portsmouth)
DETROIT (AP) - James Howarth is a little confused by two letters he has received from the Internal Revenue Service. The Detroit defense lawyer received one letter in November that said he owed the IRS money - five cents.
Terror suspect is victim of Pakistan geopolitics: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A refugee in Britain accused of calling for terrorist attacks on Pakistan was a "casualty of geopolitics" due to the West's backing for former president Pervez Musharraf, a London court heard Monday.
Attorney: Sadler eyes suit vs. Gillett Evernham (ESPN)
Elliott Sadler plans to sue Gillett Evernham Motorsports for the right to remain in the No. 19 Dodge through the end of his contract in 2010, his attorney said on Monday.
Lawyer: Alleged Pa. attic intruder 'sorry, upset' (AP via Yahoo! News)
A man who allegedly squatted in the attic of a Pennsylvania family's home over Christmas and helped himself to their belongings is "sorry and upset" it happened, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Alleged Pa. attic intruder 'sorry, upset' (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
A man who allegedly squatted in the attic of a Pennsylvania family's home over Christmas and helped himself to their belongings is "sorry and upset" it happened, his lawyer said Monday. Police say 21-year-old Stanley Carter stole food, clothing, cash and Christmas presents while living in the attic of Stacy Ferrance's home outside Wilkes-Barre. Carter waived his right to a preliminary hearing ...
Lawyer: Alleged Pa. attic intruder 'sorry, upset' (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) A man who allegedly squatted in the attic of a Pennsylvania family's home over Christmas and helped himself to their belongings is "sorry and upset" it happened, his lawyer said Monday. Police say 21-year-old Stanley Carter stole food, clothing, cash and Christmas presents while living in the attic of Stacy Ferrance's home outside Wilkes-Barre. Carter waived his right to a ...
Attorney for Ill. gov. wants all tapes be released (AP via Yahoo! News)
Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney says he'll ask a federal judge to give an impeachment committee all FBI tapes of the governor's conversations, not just the four prosecutors are offering.
Gangster's wife threatens lawyer (Adelaide Now)
FORMER underworld wife Roberta Williams has threatened to hurt gangland lawyer and new mother Zarah Garde-Wilson.
Lawyers sue rapper T.I. for attorney fees (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Lawyers for the mother of T.I.'s sons say the rapper owes an $8,000 attorney bill in a custody case.
Israeli-Russian tycoon in Moscow for heart treatment: lawyer (Middle East Times)
Israeli-Russian tycoon Arkady Gaydamak, pictured in 2007, who is on trial in France for involvement in illegal arms sales, has left Israel for Moscow where he being treated for heart problems, his lawyer said Monday.
Baraboo man to get new lawyer in twins' deaths (WXOW 19 La Crosse)
Associated Press - January 5, 2009 9:45 PM ET BARABOO, Wis. (AP) - A Baraboo man accused of beating his twin infants to death will get a new lawyer after refusing advice to make an insanity...
Former Attorney General Griffin Bell Dies at 90 (Law.com)
Griffin B. Bell, the shrewd Southern lawyer who grew up with President Jimmy Carter and later became U.S. attorney general after Carter was elected president, died Monday. Bell served just 2 1/2 years at the Justice Department, leaving in mid-1979 to return to King & Spalding. Carter's choice of Bell was considered the most controversial of his Cabinet appointments, but Bell called his tenure as ...
Madoff Sons Told Prosecutors of Jewelry, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The sons of Bernard Madoff, who is accused of orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme, alerted prosecutors last week that their father mailed them jewelry, watches and other items in violation of an asset freeze, his lawyer said.
Madoff Sons Told Prosecutors of Jewelry, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- The sons of Bernard Madoff, who is accused of orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme, alerted prosecutors last week that their father mailed them jewelry, watches and other items in violation of an asset freeze, his lawyer said.
Prop. 8 backers blast Calif. Attorney General (AP via Yahoo! News)
Sponsors of California's voter-approved gay marriage ban accused Attorney General Jerry Brown on Monday of advancing a far-fetched legal theory to justify overturning it.
Magazine names winner of “Lawyer of the Year” award (The Kansas City Star)
Chuck Hatfield of Stinson Morrison Hecker has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, and four other lawyers with area ties were named finalists.
State Attorney's Office disqualified from murder case for listening to taped phone calls (Sun-Sentinel)
In a rare rebuke to prosecutors, a state judge on Monday disqualified the entire Broward State Attorney's Office from handling a first-degree murder case in the midst of trial.
Madoff Sons Reported Jewelry Violations to U.S., Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The sons of Bernard Madoff, who is accused of orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme, told prosecutors last week that their father violated a court-ordered asset freeze by mailing them jewelry, watches and other items, his lawyer said.
Lawyer says area residents responding to CenturyTel suit (La Crosse Tribune)
A lawyer Monday said he has heard from some current and former CenturyTel Inc. employees in the La Crosse area on a lawsuit that claims the company consistently violated federal wage and hour laws by failing to accurately record all time worked at its Columbia, Mo., call center.
Polanski lawyer claims LA Superior Court biased (Mohave Daily News)
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Roman Polanski is accusing the Los Angeles Superior Court of bias and prejudice against the movie director, and is seeking removal of his case to the California Judicial Council for resolution.
Suspect’s lawyer drafted release order (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- (UPDATE 4) The lawyer of one of the suspects in a controversial drug case drafted a release order that he sent to the Department of Justice, one of the DOJ officials disclosed Tuesday.
Madoff Sons Reported Jewelry Violations to U.S., Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The sons of Bernard Madoff, who is accused of orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme, told prosecutors last week that their father violated a court-ordered asset freeze by mailing them jewelry, watches and other items, his lawyer said.
New Durham district attorney sworn in (The News & Observer)
Tracey Cline replaces David Saacks, who served as the appointed district attorney for the past 16 months after the ouster of Mike Nifong.
Bell served as Carter's attorney general (Denver Post)
Griffin Bell, the shrewd Southern lawyer who grew up with Jimmy Carter and later became U.S. attorney general after Carter was elected president, died Monday in Atlanta of kidney failure. He was 90.
Barkley's attorney weighing DUI case (The Arizona Republic)
The attorney representing former NBA star Charles Barkley released a statement Monday, regarding Barkley's New Year's Eve morning arrest in Old Town Scottsdale on charges of drunken driving.
Prop. 8 backers blast Calif. Attorney General (Washington Post)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Sponsors of California's voter-approved gay marriage ban accused Attorney General Jerry Brown on Monday of advancing a far-fetched legal theory to justify overturning it.
Wis. Lawyer Dubbed Best Liar Of 2008 (WGAL 8 Susquehanna Valley)
A Wisconsin lawyer takes honors as the best liar of 2008.
Lawyer says area residents responding to CenturyTel suit (La Crosse Tribune)
A lawyer Monday said he has heard from some current and former CenturyTel Inc. employees in the La Crosse area on a lawsuit that claims the company consistently violated federal wage and hour laws by failing to accurately record all time worked at its Columbia, Mo., call center.
Casey Anthony's attorney unveils new tip line (Orlando Sentinel)
The attorney for Casey Anthony has set up a new tip line.
US Attorney General Griffin Bell dies at 90 (The Nashua Telegraph)
Griffin B. Bell, 90, a corporate lawyer and federal appeals court judge who became the first U.S. attorney general of his longtime friend and fellow Georgian, President Jimmy Carter, died Jan. 5 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. ... - By Adam Bernstein The Washington Post
Suspects’ lawyer admits drafting order (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATE) The lawyer for two of the three suspects in a controversial drug case has admitted that he drafted the release order and sent it to the Department of Justice.
Coleman lawyer to sue (KOAA-TV Colorado Springs - Pueblo)
The disputed Senate race in Minnesota could remain in limbo for months. Senator Norm Coleman's lawyer is promising a lawsuit to protest the result announced yesterday by a state Canvassing Board.
Baraboo Man Accused Of Killing Twins To Get New Lawyer (WISC-TV Madison)
BARABOO, Wis. -- A Baraboo man accused of beating his twin infants to death will get a new lawyer after refusing advice to make an insanity plea.
Griffin Bell, Carter's attorney general (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
ATLANTA - Griffin Bell, 90, the shrewd Southern lawyer who grew up with Jimmy Carter and later became U.S. attorney general after Carter was elected president, died yesterday of kidney failure at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. He was being treated for complications from pancreatic cancer and kidney disease.
Madoff Sons Reported Jewelry Violations to U.S., Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The sons of Bernard Madoff, who is accused of orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme, told prosecutors last week that their father violated a court-ordered asset freeze by mailing them jewelry, watches and other items, his lawyer said.