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Judge grants attorney’s motion to recuse judge (The Conroe Courier)
A visiting judge granted a motion to recuse 9th state District Court Judge Fred Edwards from the cases of a Woodlands attorney who bought political ads attacking Edwards in the 2008 primary election.
Attorney seeks more appeal time for death penalty case (The Uniontown Herald Standard)
The attorney for a Uniontown man on death row for killing three people and an unborn child wants a federal judge to grant her another four months to finalize his appeal.
Lawrence County district attorney sends message with drug-related arrests (Ellwood City Ledger)
NEW CASTLE - John Bongivengo, Lawrence County district attorney, hopes the arrest of 24 people on drug-related charges Thursday sends a message that 'we don't stop' tracking down drug dealers.
Blagojevich loses another attorney (Chicago Tribune)
The veteran defense lawyer who emerged late last month as a new leading lawyer for Rod Blagojevich said late today he will not be representing the former governor after all. Terence Gillespie said a conflict has emerged that makes it problematic for him to represent the embattled former governor. Gillespie said he was hired months ago to assist attorney Dan Webb in the defense of Springfield ...
DC attorney general decries gun amendment (AP via Yahoo! News)
The nation's capital would be more vulnerable to a terrorist attack if the District of Columbia's gun laws were weakened, the city's attorney general said Friday.
Siegelman attorney asks Holder to intervene (AP via Yahoo! News)
The chief attorney for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is urging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to ask a federal judge to throw out Siegelman's corruption conviction.
Pending deal with Texas attorney general likely to change how Dallas runs Samuell properties (Dallas Morning News)
A pending agreement with the Texas attorney general's office is expected to force changes in the city of Dallas' management of the W.W. Samuell Estate, the largest donation in the history of the Dallas Park and Recreation Department and one of the foundations of the city's park system.
Manhattan district attorney hopeful Leslie Crocker Snyder predicts crime rise from recession (New York Daily News)
Manhattan district attorney hopeful Leslie Crocker Snyder predicts the recession will drive up crime rates in the city.
Siegelman attorney asks Holder to intervene (NBC 13 Birmingham)
The chief attorney for former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman is urging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to ask a federal judge to throw out Siegelman’s corruption conviction.
Wealthy rancher stripped of attorney (The Stockton Record)
SAN ANDREAS - A judge Friday stripped millionaire buffalo rancher Dale Buller of his taxpayer-paid attorney and ordered Buller fingerprinted and photographed at the Calaveras County Jail in connection with one of a number of cases in which Buller is...
District attorney hosts open forum (Parker Chronicle)
The 18th Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers is reaching out to the community with the program “Coffee With Carol.”
Ottawa looking into reports Omar Khadr's lawyer dismissed (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
STRASBOURG, France - The Canadian government is looking into reports that the U.S. navy lawyer defending Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr has been fired from the case.
Phi Delta Theta attorney to take argument to Planning Commission (Penn State Collegian)
The attorney for the owners of the former Phi Delta Theta fraternity house said Friday his clients plan to speak their minds on a plan devised at the last State College Planning Commission meeting.
US ousts Navy lawyer for Canadian at Guantanamo (Boston Herald)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Navy lawyer who clashed with superiors over defense tactics for Guantanamo detainees has been removed from the case of a Canadian accused of killing...
US ousts Navy lawyer for Canadian at Guantanamo (Boston Globe)
A Navy lawyer who clashed with superiors over defense tactics for Guantanamo detainees has been removed from the case of a Canadian accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, an official said Saturday.
U.S. military removes lawyer from Guantanamo case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The U.S. military has removed a Navy defense lawyer from the case of a young Canadian terrorism suspect being held at the Guantanamo prison camp, a military official said on Saturday.
US military removes lawyer from Guantanamo case (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters (Adds Kuebler response) WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has removed a Navy defense lawyer from the case of a young Canadian terrorism suspect being held at the Guantanamo prison ...
US ousts Navy lawyer for Canadian at Guantanamo (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Navy lawyer who clashed with superiors over defense tactics for a Guantanamo detainee has been fired from the case of a Canadian accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan, officials said Saturday.
U.S. military removes lawyer from Guantanamo case (Reuters) (Yahoo!7 World News)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has removed a Navy defence lawyer from the case of a young Canadian terrorism suspect being held at the Guantanamo prison camp, a military official said Saturday.
Lawyer who wrongly accused chef of rape says she forgives him (Daily Telegraph)
The lawyer who accused chef Peter Bacon of rape has sparked controversy after saying she forgives him even though he has been cleared of the charge.
Impact on Omar Khadr unclear after Pentagon fires Gitmo lawyer (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO - The Pentagon's firing of Omar Khadr's high-profile military lawyer followed months of conflict both with his superiors and others defending the Guantanamo Bay detainee, several sources said Saturday, but the impact on the Canadian's situation remained unclear.
Navy Lawyer Who Faulted Guantánamo Is Reassigned (New York Times)
An official said the lawyer, who was critical of defense tactics for detainees, has been removed from the case of a Canadian accused of killing an American soldier in Afghanistan.
Former state attorney general has plan to save the Superferry (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
A move to clear the way to bring the Hawaii Superferry back to our shores is underway Friday. Former State Attorney General Michael Lilly says there's a simple
Omar Khadr's defence lawyer fired (CBC)
The U.S. Navy lawyer who has been defending Canadian Omar Khadr has been removed from the case, according to the deputy chief defence counsel at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.
Former state attorney general has plan to save the Superferry (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
A move to clear the way to bring the Hawaii Superferry back to our shores is underway Friday.  Former State Attorney General Michael Lilly says there's a ...
Navy Lawyer Who Faulted Guantánamo Is Reassigned (International Herald Tribune)
An official said the lawyer, who was critical of defense tactics for detainees, has been removed from the case of a Canadian accused of killing an American soldier in Afghanistan.
Tips on using a lawyer to draw up a will (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Hiring a qualified lawyer can help you navigate the maze of laws regarding inheritance taxes and property rights. Here are some tips from the American Bar Association: » To save time and money, organize information about your assets, liabilities and property.
St. James Parish attorney Jude Gravois appears to have won seat on 5th Circuit Court of Appeal (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Jude Gravois Unofficial election returns show that St. James attorney Jude Gravois defeated Judicial District Court Judge Mary Hotard Becnel of LaPlace to win a seat on the state 5th Circuit Court of Appeal. The seat was vacated by Tom...
BART attorney says Oscar Grant shooting was 'tragic error' (The San Francisco Examiner)
OAKLAND – An attorney for BART said in a legal filing today that the shooting death of Oscar Grant at the hands of BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle in Oakland on New Year's Day was "a tragic error" and Grant's own actions contributed to the tragedy.
U.S. Attorney Deborah Rhodes announces resignation (Mobile Press-Register)
MOBILE, Ala. -- U.S. Attorney Deborah Rhodes, the top prosecutor for Alabama's Southern District, announced that she will resign this month. Rhodes' resignation will be effective April 17, according to a news release from the Department of Justice on Friday....
Lawyer Mark Shea wins Traffic Court judgeship (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
New Orleans lawyer Mark Shea handily defeated fellow lawyer Ray A. Bright in Saturday's election to fill an open judgeship in Section C of Traffic Court....
Lawyer for Canadian Detainee at Guantanamo Fired From Case (Washington Post)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 4 -- A Navy lawyer who clashed with superiors over defense tactics for a Canadian detainee at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired from the case, officials said Saturday.
L.A. city attorney candidates spar in combative debate (Los Angeles Times)
Carmen 'Nuch' Trutanich and Jack Weiss trade jabs over conflicts of interest, development, illegal billboards and gun control. The runoff election is May 19. The two candidates vying for the Los Angeles city attorney's job entered a combative new phase of their runoff race at a debate Saturday, attacking each other's qualifications and trading charges over conflicts of interest.
Levin inducted into Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame (Pensacola News Journal)
Pensacola attorney Fredric G. Levin has been inducted into the American Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, the highest honor a civil plaintiff's attorney or criminal defense attorney can achieve.
Attorney general fights mortgage fraud (Suburban Journals)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan made an appearance at the Clyde Jordan Senior Citizens Center in East St. Louis on Thursday to address the actions her office is taking during the foreclosure crises.
Lawyer accused of misconduct in guardian case appeals judge's demand (Belleville News-Democrat)
An attorney for John F. Pawloski, the lawyer accused by state regulators of misconduct in his role as guardian of disabled adults and administrator of deceased people's estates, has appealed a judge's demand he provide accounting for his use of money in three cases.
Khadr's lawyer sent packing (Toronto Sun)
The Pentagon's firing of Omar Khadr's high-profile military lawyer followed months of conflict both with his superiors and others defending the Guantanamo Bay detainee, sources said yesterday, but the impact on the Canadian's situation remained unclear.
District attorney hosts open forum (Parker Chronicle)
The 18th Judicial District Attorney Carol Chambers is reaching out to the community with the program “Coffee With Carol.”
Town Hall lecture strikes chord with local attorney (North Platte Telegraph)
The North Platte Telegraph Harold Kay, North Platte trial attorney, had special interest in the appearance of Dan Abrams as a Town Hall lecture series speaker.
DC attorney general decries gun amendment (The Capital)
WASHINGTON — The nation's capital would be more vulnerable to a terrorist attack if the District of Columbia's gun laws were weakened, the city's attorney general said Friday.
German lawyer demands medical checkup for war-crimes accused (EARTHtimes.org)
Munich - A German defence lawyer called Sunday for a German court doctor to check up on an 89-year-old Ukrainian-born man, John Demjanjuk, who is suspected of taking part in horrifying Nazi death camp murders in 1943. Guenther Maull, who has been app...
Lawyer: Parents of imprisoned American-Iranian journalist arrive in Tehran seeking her release (KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The parents of an imprisoned American journalist arrived in Tehran early Sunday from the United States to seek a meeting with their daughter and her release, the family's lawyer said.
Harkin's nominee for U.S. attorney under fire for role in Postville raid (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier)
WATERLOO --- A federal prosecutor who secured Sen. Tom Harkin's recommendation for the U.S. District Attorney post in northern Iowa is running into opposition for her role in the federal immigration raid on Agriprocessors last year.
Israeli attorney general considers charging Olmert (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Israel's attorney-general put former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on notice on Sunday he was weighing criminal charges against him over suspected corruption during a 2003-2006 term as industry and trade minister.
Lawyer: Parents of imprisoned American-Iranian journalist arrive in Tehran seeking her release (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TEHRAN, Iran - The parents of an imprisoned American journalist hope to meet with their daughter as a first step toward seeking her release, their lawyer said Sunday after the North Dakota couple arrived in Iran.
Israeli Attorney General mulling former PM Ehud Olmert indictment (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
JERUSALEM - Israel's attorney general says he is considering indicting former prime minister Ehud Olmert over corruption allegations dating to his time as trade minister.
Israeli attorney general considers charging Olmert (The Malaysian Insider)
JERUSALEM, April 5 — Israel’s attorney-general put former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on notice today he was weighing criminal charges against him over suspected corruption during a 2003-2006 term as industry and trade minister. Olmert is suspected of having granted favours to clients of his former law partner while serving in the cabinet post. He has denied any wrongdoing in the case, one of ...
Lawyer: Parents of imprisoned American-Iranian journalist to be allowed to meet with daughter (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The parents of an American journalist imprisoned in Iran will be allowed to meet with their daughter, their lawyer said Sunday after the North Dakota couple arrived in the country seeking her release.
Iran formally charges jailed U.S. journalist: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Iran's judiciary has issued formal charges against a jailed Iranian-American freelance journalist, her lawyer said on Sunday.
Alabama’s Governor And Attorney General Split Over Gambling (WRBL Columbus)
Gov. Bob Riley didn’t appoint Attorney General Troy King to the task force - and King didn’t give the task force’s private lawyers permission to represent the state in court.