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Lawyer seeks oversight on Goodell's rulings (Sports Illustrated)
Sports attorney David Cornwell is challenging the NFL's right to discipline players by proposing to appoint an independent arbitrator to review -- and have the power to change -- rulings made by the commissioner.
City, Fankovics’ attorney to begin discussions on road-improvement issue (Buffalo Bulletin)
Mayor Mike Johnson, city attorney Ben Kirven and attorney Paul Jarvis will begin discussions on what steps should be taken in reconciling reconstruction issues on property owned by the R.L. Frankovic Trust.
District Attorney Explains Why Murder Cases Take Time (MyNC.com)
Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby explains why murder cases take so long.
Attorney seeking oversight on Goodell's rulings (Sports Illustrated)
Sports attorney David Cornwell is challenging the NFL's right to discipline players by proposing to appoint an independent arbitrator to review -- and have the power to change -- rulings made by the commissioner.
US Attorney General Holder to Selma, Ala.: Keep defending Voting Rights Act. (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SELMA, Ala. - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the law that opened Southern polling places to blacks and ended all-white government must be defended.
Nation of cowards: Obama rebukes attorney general (The Times of India)
President Obama has chided his attorney general, Eric Holder, for describing America as a “nation of cowards” when discussing race, wading into a tumult that flared over Holder’s indictment of the way this country talks about ethnicity.
Probe into Merrill stymied by BoA: attorney (Gulf Times)
Bank of America Corp is still interfering in his investigation into bonuses given to Merrill Lynch & Co employees, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo told a New York Supreme Court judge.
Imprisoned journalist's father says she met lawyer (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
FARGO, N.D. - The father of imprisoned journalist Roxana Saberi says his lawyer met with her in Iran and saw no sign she had been physcially tortured but she appeared very depressed and unhappy.
Attorney General visits Tech, discusses cyber safety (The Daily Toreador)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott visited Texas Tech on Friday to discuss the topic of Internet safety for Texas children. A luncheon was held in the Jones AT&T Stadium club area, in which the Attorney General received a warm welcome from the crowd as he made his way up to the podium to give his speech.
Imprisoned journalist's father says she met lawyer (The Charlotte Observer)
(The Associated Press) An American journalist detained in Iran showed no signs of physical torture during a prison visit from a lawyer sent by her father, he said Sunday. The lawyer did not see any visible signs that the man's daughter had been tortured during his visit Sunday, but Reza Saberi said "certainly, they have interrogated her under pressure." The Iran Foreign Ministry has said Roxana ...
Attorney says developers need more time to break ground (Stamford Advocate)
STAMFORD -- With the bad economy delaying construction, a land-use attorney is considering drafting a zoning amendment to extend how long developers have to break ground on approved projects.
Stewart's lawyer says talk of suspension 'just nonsense' (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for star Manly NRL player Brett Stewart says his client should be allowed to play until legal proceedings against him are resolved.
Imprisoned journalist's father says she met lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
An American journalist detained in Iran showed no signs of physical torture during a prison visit from a lawyer sent by her father, he said Sunday.
Imprisoned journalist's father says she met lawyer (Chicago Tribune)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The father of a U.S. journalist detained in Iran says his lawyer met with her there and saw no sign of physical torture.
Attorney General, Wallace's daughter observe Selma anniversary (WMCTV Memphis)
The nation's first black attorney general and Gov. George C. Wallace's daughter celebrated the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march Sunday - 44 years after state troopers from her father's administration beat marchers as they started the landmark journey.
Lawyer: Driver in fatal Greenburgh hit-and-run will likely get 6 months in jail (The Journal News)
A New York City emergency medical technician from Hawthorne who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of an Elmsford father will spend six months in jail, his lawyer said yesterday.
Attorney critical of Sullivan Co. Commission (Johnson City Press)
BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County commissioners have been “begging for trouble” lately, when it comes to the state’s Open Meetings Act, Sullivan County Attorney Dan Street said last week.
Madoff's lawyer receives death threats and praise (National Post)
Lawyer Ira Lee Sorkin receives death threats for defending one of America’s most vilified people, accused swindler Bernard Madoff.
Munchinski lawyer fights dismissal (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Lawyer Noah Geary says justice demands that he continue representing convicted killer David Munchinski.
Imprisoned journalist’s father says she met lawyer (Winona Daily News)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The father of imprisoned journalist Roxana Saberi says his lawyer met with her in Iran and saw no sign she had been physically tortured but she appeared very depressed and unhappy.
Attorney's accuser won't be at hearing (Knoxville News Sentinel)
When prominent Knoxville attorney Herbert S. Moncier stands in an Ohio courtroom this week to fight for his right to practice federal law in East Tennessee, his accuser won't be there.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins wants referendum on budget cuts (Dallas Morning News)
An increasingly frustrated Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins says petty politics and personal crusades by commissioners are hurting his office.
Lawyer for detained journalist turned away (The Bismarck Tribune)
FARGO (AP) - The father of a North Dakota-born journalist imprisoned in Iran says his lawyer has not been able to meet with her.
Lawyer: Protest passage of nuke waste (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
A lawyer has urged President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to place the Philippines among the countries that are protesting the shipment of radioactive waste, supposedly enough to make 225 nuclear bombs, which is intended for reprocessing in Japan.
Attorney: Rihanna would testify in beau's case (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
Rihanna's attorney says the singer would testify against Chris Brown if called as a witness in her boyfriend's assault case. Photo caption: Rihanna
SPLC attorney calls Latino immigration most significant civil rights issue (Sun-Sentinel)
Immigration is most significant issue, attorney says Today's big issue, according to a veteran of civil rights wars: Latino immigrants.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins wants referendum on budget cuts (Dallas Morning News)
An increasingly frustrated Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins says petty politics and personal crusades by commissioners are hurting his office.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins wants referendum on budget cuts (WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth)
By JENNIFER EMILY / The Dallas Morning News [email protected] / The Dallas Morning News Kevin Krause contributed to this report. An increasingly frustrated Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins says petty politics and personal crusades by commissioners are hurting his office.
Video: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks in Selma (Montgomery Advertiser)
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke on 'Securing our future' Sunday, March 8, in Selma for the 44th commemoriation of Bloody Sunday at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma.
Lawyer: Man admits to defrauding BMW heiress (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A Swiss man's lawyer says his client admits to blackmailing Germany's richest woman and defrauding her of millions. Helg Sgarbi's attorney Egon Geis told a Munich court Monday "the charges in the indictment are, at their core, true."
Lawyer: Man admits to defrauding BMW heiress (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Swiss man's lawyer says his client admits to blackmailing Germany's richest woman and defrauding her of millions.
Iranian lawyer meets detained US journalist (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi has been able to meet with a lawyer for the first time since she was detained in a Tehran prison more than a month ago, the attorney said on Monday.
Imprisoned journalist's father says she met lawyer (Pioneer Press)
FARGO, N.D. — The father of imprisoned journalist Roxana Saberi says his lawyer met with her in Iran and saw no sign she had been physically tortured but she appeared very depressed and unhappy.
Imprisoned journalist's father says she met lawyer (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
An American journalist detained in Iran showed no signs of physical torture during a prison visit from a lawyer sent by her father, he said Sunday.
Court rules against campaigning lawyer (Boston Herald)
PITTSFIELD - The Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that a Pittsfield lawyer was not discriminated against when he was arrested outside a post office while collecting...
Hawaii systems for handling mentally ill failing, attorney says (Honolulu Advertiser)
The state's release of Tittleman Fauatea from its medical and court systems despite his history of mental illness and assessments indicating the need for continued treatment is an example of a system gone wrong, says attorney Eric Seitz.
MA Appeals Court rules against campaigning lawyer (Boston Globe)
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that a Pittsfield lawyer was not discriminated against when he was arrested outside a post office while collecting signatures for a political campaign.
Supreme Court says defendant can't blame lawyer for delays (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that delays caused by a poor defendant's lawyer cannot result in a violation of the suspect's constitutional right to a speedy trial.
Madoff to Appear in Court in Possible Lawyer Conflict (Update2) (Bloomberg)
March 3 (Bloomberg) -- Bernard Madoff , who is accused of defrauding investors of $50 billion, will appear in Manhattan federal court tomorrow so a judge can find out whether he will waive his lawyer’s possible conflict of interest.
Madoff's Wife to Hire Her Own Attorney (NBC New York)
Bernie Madoff's wife will now get her own attorney to represent her, according to the lawyer who had been representing both until now.
Critics attack US attorney candidate (Seattle Times)
Some Spokane civic activists contend President Obama should not nominate Spokane lawyer Michael Ormsby to be U.S. attorney because of his involvement in a controversial real estate transaction.
Critics attack Spokane US attorney candidate (Seattle Times)
President Obama should decline to nominate Spokane lawyer Michael Ormsby to be U.S. attorney because of his involvement in a controversial real estate deal, a group of civic activists said Monday.
Madoff's lawyer receives death threats and praise (National Post)
Lawyer Ira Lee Sorkin receives death threats for defending one of America’s most vilified people, accused swindler Bernard Madoff.
Bernard Madoff’s Wife Will Hire Her Own Lawyer, Attorney Says (Bloomberg)
March 9 (Bloomberg) -- Ruth Madoff , the wife of accused con- artist Bernard Madoff , plans to hire her own attorney, according to a lawyer at the firm that represents the couple.
Pedophile Group Targets NY State Attorney Gen. Andrew Cuomo (WPIX 11 New York)
ALBANY, N.Y. (WPIX) -- A suspected member of the pedophile group the North American Man/Boy Love Association has put a hit out on New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, according to a report in the New York Post.. Sources tell the Post, a $10,000 reward to shoot the Attorney General was apparently posted three weeks ago on an internet bulletin board. The headline on the post read: "$10,000 ...
Lawyer enters not-guilty plea for alleged killer Fauatea (Honolulu Advertiser)
The lawyer for accused killer Tittleman Fauatea entered a not-guilty plea for him this morning, saying he met briefly with his client Friday but it was "difficult to communicate with him" because of Fauatea's mental problems.
Supreme State Attorney says Basny made mistakes in Vondruska case (České noviny)
Prague - Adam Basny, who was recently sacked as head of the state attorney's office in Liberec, north Bohemia, made mistakes in handling several cases, including the suspected maltreatment of inmates by then communist prison guard and now MP Josef Vondruska, Czech Television said today, citing a document from the Prague High State Attorney's office.
Reid wants Bogden returned to U.S. attorney's post (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has asked the White House to rehire Dan Bogden as the U.S. attorney for Nevada.
U.S. Attorney Shappert leaving Charlotte for D.C. (WCNC Charlotte)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert has been a crusader against gangs in Charlotte and beyond. Now, the area's top federal prosecutor is moving on, but she'll take what she's learned here to help others.
Iowa attorney general files wastewater lawsuit against pharmaceutical company (Canadian Business)
The Iowa attorney general's office has filed a lawsuit against a northwest Iowa pharmaceutical company claiming it mishandled its wastewater