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Contempt charge against Justice attorney dropped (AP via Yahoo! News)
A federal judge dropped contempt charges Saturday against a Justice Department attorney after concluding he was not responsible for the government's failure to deliver documents to former Sen. Ted Stevens' legal team.
Mumbai suspect yet to receive charges: Pakistani lawyer (New Kerala)
Islamabad, Feb 14 : Pakistan's efforts to prosecute its nationals allegedly involved in the Mumbai attacks have been called into question with the lawyer of one of the six men arrested saying Saturday he was yet to receive a copy of the charges.
Attorney dropped from contempt citation (Anchorage Daily News)
The judge presiding over the aftermath of former Sen. Ted Stevens' trial let one Justice Department attorney off the hook from a contempt citation Saturday.
Contempt charge against Justice attorney dropped (KTUU Anchorage)
Associated Press - February 14, 2009 9:24 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge today dropped contempt charges against a Justice Department attorney in the Ted Stevens corruption case.
Ex-cop’s lawyer: he was protecting doomed dog (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawyer representing an Oakland police officer accused of faking the death of a police dog says his client saved the dog’s life.
Former district attorney may be disbarred (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Cookeville district attorney’s ethical troubles may soon come to an end unless he can win a Chancery Court appeal to prevent his disbarment.
Ken Cuccinelli, candidate for the Republican nomination for Virginia Attorney General, in Petersburg (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Linas Kojelis, Chairman of the Petersburg Republican Committee (PRC), announced that Ken Cuccinelli, Candidate for the GOP Nomination for Virginia Attorney General, will meet with city and area Republicans on Monday, February 16th at 6 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel (downstairs meeting room), 380 E Washington St., in Petersburg.  The meeting will include a [...]
Firefighters' lawyer: Pact requires no staffing increase (Erie Times-News)
A lawyer for the local firefighters union is disputing Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott's contention that the city will have to hire as many as 24 new firefighters to comply with a new firefighters pact.
Mumbai suspect yet to receive charges: Pakistani lawyer (Hindustan Times)
COMMENT ON THIS ! Your Views! Pakistan's efforts to prosecute its nationals allegedly involved in the Mumbai attacks have been called into question with the lawyer of one of the six men arrested saying on Saturday he was yet to receive a copy of the charges.
Pascoe mulls running for S.C. attorney general (The Times and Democrat)
First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe is eyeing a possible run for the South Carolina attorney general’s office in 2010.
Attorney General Rejects Casino Amendment (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A Texas man whose efforts to put a constitutional amendment on the Arkansas ballot to authorize casinos across the state has failed again. The state attorney general rejected his latest proposal Friday.
Lawyer urges use of same money for bail, legal fees (Journal Inquirer)
Bloomfield lawyer Aaron Romano wants Connecticut to allow criminal defendants to get out of jail by posting 10 percent of their bail in cash with the court.
Attorney Hunter a strong advocate (Tallahassee Democrat)
Attorney Henry Hunter has been an advocate for community causes for more than two decades. He doesn't plan on ending that effort anytime soon.
Cal Harris trial: District Attorney asks Judge Martin Smith to step aside (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
For the second time in the Calvin Harris murder case, Tioga County District Attorney Gerald Keene has asked a judge to step aside.
Judge lets attorney off hook for contempt in Stevens trial (Anchorage Daily News)
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The judge presiding over the aftermath of former Sen. Ted Stevens' trial let one Justice Department attorney off the hook from a contempt citation Saturday.
An Air Force lawyer fights to free a Guantanamo inmate (The State)
A U.S. military lawyer blitzed London last week, calling for the immediate release of her client, who allegedly was trained in an al-Qaida terrorist camp, from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Claiming that Binyam Mohamed, a former British resident who's on a hunger strike at Guantanamo, will leave prison "insane" or "in a coffin" if he's not released soon, Air Force Reserve Lt. ...
An Air Force lawyer fights to free a Guantanamo inmate (The Charlotte Observer)
(By JULIE SELL, McClatchy Newspapers) A U.S. military lawyer blitzed London last week, calling for the immediate release of her client, who allegedly was trained in an al-Qaida terrorist camp, from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Claiming that Binyam Mohamed, a former British resident who's on a hunger strike at Guantanamo, will leave prison "insane" or "in a coffin" if he's ...
Zimbabwe Ministry Pick's Treason Charges Dropped:Lawyer (Nasdaq)
HARARE (AFP)--The treason charges against Zimbabwe ministerial nominee Roy Bennett have been dropped but replaced with attempt to commit terrorism, banditry and sabotage, his lawyer said on Sunday.
Carper to screen U.S. attorney candidates (The News Journal)
U.S. Sen. Tom Carper has announced that his office is accepting inquiries from people interested in serving as the next U.S. attorney for Delaware and for a vacant position on the federal bench here.
Acting U.S. attorney on the job (The News Journal)
Acting U.S. Attorney for Delaware David C. Weiss knows he is just the fill-in guy, but still plans to hang something on the bare walls of his office.
An Air Force lawyer fights to free a Guantanamo inmate (Miami Herald)
A U.S. military lawyer blitzed London last week, calling for the immediate release of her client, who allegedly was trained in an al-Qaida terrorist camp, from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Zimbabwe ministry pick's treason charges dropped: lawyer (Hindustan Times)
The treason charges against Zimbabwe ministerial nominee Roy Bennett have been dropped but replaced with attempt to commit terrorism, banditry and sabotage, his lawyer said.
Justice Department lawyer off the hook (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WASHINGTON - A federal judge dropped contempt charges yesterday against a Justice Department lawyer after concluding he was not responsible for the government's failure to deliver documents to former Sen. Ted Stevens' legal team.
NJ senators recommend new US Attorney (Burlington County Times)
U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez have recommended that President Barack Obama appoint lawyer Paul J. Fishman as the next U.S. attorney for New Jersey.
Release Paule, lawyer demands (The Manila Times)
After a few days of staying in jail, Jaime Paule, the alleged liaison officer of Malacañang in the P728-million fertilizer-fund scam, should be released today, a lawyer for Paule said Sunday.
Modesto lawyer Louis Gianelli dies at 80 (Modesto Bee)
Modesto lawyer Louis F. "Bud" Gianelli had a hard time turning people down when they asked for help. Family and friends said he was a dedicated public servant who got things done.
Release Paule, lawyer demands (Yehey!)
After a few days of staying in jail, Jaime Paule, the alleged liaison officer of Malacaang in the P728-million fertilizer-fund scam, should be released today, a lawyer for Paule said Sunday.
Different powers of attorney (Pacific Daily News)
By definition, a power of attorney is a document that allows you to appoint a person or organization to handle your affairs while you are not available or unable to do so. The person or organization that you appoint can be referred to as an "attorney-in-fact" or "agent."
Israeli release of intifada leader 'never closer': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The release by Israel of the mastermind of the second intifada, Marwan Barghuti, who remains revered by many Palestinians for his role in the uprising, has never been closer, his lawyer said on Sunday.
An Air Force lawyer fights to free a Gitmo detainee (Miami Herald)
A U.S. military lawyer blitzed London last week, calling for the immediate release of her client, who allegedly was trained in an al Qaeda terrorist camp, from the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Gambardella drops district attorney bid (Bucks County Courier Times)
After what he described as an "interesting 24 hours," Chief Deputy District Attorney Gary Gambardella has dropped his bid to run for DA and instead joined the crowd of lawyers seeking a judge post.
CONSUMER PROTECTION Different powers of attorney (Pacific Daily News)
In this week's edition of Consumer Protection, Attorney General Alicia Limtiaco discusses the different types of powers of attorney and what affairs it allows a person or organization to do when you are unavailable or unable to do so.
Ex-Rivers Attorney General Kidnapped (This Day)
Kidnappers in the early hours of yesterday struck at the residence of former Attorney General of Rivers State, Abule Adiele, and took him away.
Local attorney to defend 'Girls Gone Wild' creator (Tallahassee Democrat)
A Tallahassee civil attorney has been hired to represent the creator of the "Girls Gone Wild" video series in a federal lawsuit that claims the company exploited underage girls by filming them exposing their breasts and engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Town attorney corrects statement on burning ordinance (Onalaska Holmen Courier-Life)
Attorney Steve Doyle last week corrected a statement that was quoted in a recent Courier-Life article about the new outdoor burning ordinance in the towns of Onalaska and Holland.
Candidates for city attorney scrutinized (The Brownsville Herald)
The City Commission continues to interview prospects for the top city attorney post. A few of the seven applicants were interviewed Tuesday and the remaining will meet with the commission this week.
County paid attorney $118,855 in NRRT suit (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Before new Knox County Law Director Bill Lockett recently decided to take over a false-claims case involving the county's Solway mulch facility, the county paid a private attorney $118,854.96 to represent its interests.
District Attorney seeks second term (Warren Times Observer)
Ross McKeirnan has announced that he will seek a second term as Warren County District Attorney. He will seek the Republican nomination in the May primary election.
District attorney: No prosecution for Kelsey text message (Nashville City Paper)
District Attorney Torry Johnson says the text message in question appears to be a request that does not contain the element of coercion required to be prosecuted.
Attorney hands over gun to Lorain police (The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram)
LORAIN — An attorney turned over a gun to police early Friday afternoon, telling them that he had found it, according to a police report. Michael Tully, 54, of Sheffield Lake, told police he was moving from his office on Broadway. He told officers he had the gun five to 10 years, according [...]
Lawyer urges use of same money for bail, legal fees (Journal Inquirer)
Bloomfield lawyer Aaron Romano wants Connecticut to allow criminal defendants to get out of jail by posting 10 percent of their bail in cash with the court.
Contempt charge against Justice attorney dropped (KTVF Fairbanks)
A federal judge today dropped contempt charges against a Justice Department attorney in the Ted Stevens corruption case.
Local attorney to defend 'Girls Gone Wild' creator (Tallahassee Democrat)
A Tallahassee civil attorney has been hired to represent the creator of the "Girls Gone Wild" video series in a federal lawsuit that claims the company exploited underage girls by filming them exposing their breasts and engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Brownsville to interview more applicants for city attorney (Valley Morning Star)
BROWNSVILLE - The City Commission continues to interview prospects for the top city attorney post. A few of the seven applicants were interviewed Tuesday and the remaining will meet with the commission this week.
Dakota County Attorney faces ethics investigation (West St. Paul - Mendota Heights Sun-Current)
A state investigating board is looking into an ethics complaint against Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. The Office of Lawyers Responsibility, which is an agency of the Minnesota Supreme Court, is investigating a complaint filed against Backstrom.
Hassan to seek bids for attorney, inspection (North Crow River News)
The Hassan Town Board plans to test the market as it decided to gather bids for two longtime contractors - town attorney and building inspection. The board also passed a right-of-way ordinance and took steps to form a new annexation advisory committee, at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 2.
Lincoln attorney turns playwright (Lexington Clipper-Herald)
LINCOLN -- Lincoln attorney Jim Harris never set out to be a playwright. A diary kept by his great-great uncle during the Civil War sent him down that path.
Nigeria: Ex-Rivers Attorney General Kidnapped (AllAfrica.com)
Port Harcourt — Kidnappers in the early hours of yesterday struck at the residence of former Attorney General of Rivers State, Abule Adiele, and took him away.
Magistrate, attorney announce plans to run for county judgeships (The Citizens' Voice)
— COULTER JONES Mountain Top attorney Joe Sklarosky Jr., and Wilkes-Barre Magisterial District Judge William H. Amesbury will run for one of the three likely open county judge seats in Luzerne County this year.
On the Job: Rose J. Clayton, Bankruptcy lawyer (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
Rose J. Clayton, Bankruptcy lawyer "I help people who are having financial troubles, whether it be with credit card debt or facing a foreclosure, trouble with IRS. Pretty much any debt that anyone has; there are different options there that I help them through."