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Attorney: NM shouldn't appeal campaign ruling (KOB 4 Albuquerque)
An attorney for two Albuquerque-based community action and education groups says there's no reason for the state to appeal a ruling that its campaign reporting law does not apply to the organizations.
Sussex County Doctor-Lawyer Softball Game (OurSports Central)
Come out to Skylands Park on Sunday, August 30th at 3 pm for the Doctor-Lawyer Softball Game! The Sussex County Doctor-Lawyer Softball game has been played for the past 26 years to benefit United Way and its' partner agencies.
Ohio: Guilty Plea by Ex-Aide to Attorney General (New York Times)
A top aide to former Attorney General Marc Dann has pleaded guilty to theft in office, unauthorized use of state property and other charges.
Lawyer: Police twisted Jackson doc's words (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Michael Jackson's personal doctor says police have twisted his client's account of the singer's last hours.
A Candid Conversation With Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales this month began his tenure as a visiting professor at Texas Tech University. His first class is "Contemporary Issues in the Executive Branch," and when it comes to his students, all topics are open for discussion, he says.
CORONER ADMONISHES LAWYER FOR BEING ROUGH (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
SHAH ALAM, Aug 25 (Bernama) -- Coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas today reminded lawyer Gobind Singh Deo, who is acting for Teoh Beng Hock's family, not to be too rough when questioning witnesses during the inquest proceedings.
Lawyer disputes Jackson 'homicide' (Herald Sun)
A LAWYER for Michael Jackson's doctor says claims the star's death was homicide are just "police theory".
Doctor's Lawyer Responds to Jackson 'Homicide' Reports (Hollywood.com)
A lawyer for Michael Jackson's embattled physician Dr. Conrad Murray has responded to reports that the Los Angeles Coroner will rule Jackson's death a homicide -- insisting many of the 'facts' are simply "police theory."
Lawyer responds to charges in driving dispute (The Hendersonville Times-News)
By John Harbin Times-News Staff Writer A trial lawyer who practices in Henderson County was charged in a criminal summons with pulling a gun on another motorist in a roadside confrontation in downtown Hendersonville.
Ind. Lawyer Facing Embezzlement Charges Found Dead (Law.com)
Authorities say a northwestern Indiana lawyer was found dead inside his home on the day his trial was to have started on charges he embezzled millions of dollars from clients.
No charges against wife of ex-LA city attorney (San Diego Union-Tribune)
A lawyer for former Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo says a federal investigation of his wife's business dealings has ended and no charges were filed.
No charges against wife of ex-LA city attorney (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for former Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo says a federal investigation of his wife's business dealings has ended and no charges were filed. Michelle Delgadillo was a consultant for two companies that did work with the city from 1993 to... Sponsored Topics: Los Angeles - Los Angeles City Attorney - California - United States - Counties
Myanmar lawyer: Detention now 'worse' for Suu Kyi (San Francisco Chronicle)
The conditions of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention have gotten "worse" since her conviction this month for violating terms of her previous house arrest, her lawyer said Tuesday. Myanmar's military government has not responded to Suu Kyi's... Sponsored Topics: Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi - Burma - House arrest - Suu Kyi
LA city attorney plans crackdown on taggers (Channel 8 San Diego)
Associated Press - August 25, 2009 10:54 AM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Los Angeles city attorney wants to apply a technique used against gangs to stop graffiti vandals - arresting them for...
Los Angeles city attorney plans to use anti-gang tactic to crackdown on taggers (San Jose Mercury News)
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles city attorney wants to apply a technique used against gangs to stop graffiti vandals — arresting them for simply hanging out together.
Feds Say Lawyer Took Bribe to Encourage Client to Lie in Immigration Case (Law.com)
A California lawyer who allegedly agreed to accept more than $100,000 in bribes in exchange for coaching his client to lie to a grand jury investigating immigration fraud has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges.
N.C. County Attorney Says Pooches Allowed On Patios (WSOC-TV Charlotte)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A county attorney in North Carolina says dogs can't be banned from restaurant patios. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that Wake County health inspectors began telling restaurant owners earlier this month that pooches aren't permitted on their patios.
Myanmar lawyer: Detention now 'worse' for Suu Kyi (AP via Yahoo! News)
The conditions of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention have gotten "worse" since her conviction this month for violating terms of her previous house arrest, her lawyer said Tuesday.
L.A. City Attorney Plans Crackdown On Taggers (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
The Los Angeles city attorney wants to apply a technique used against gangs to stop graffiti vandals -- arresting them for simply hanging out together. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich says he's looking into legal strategies that would permit the city to prevent suspected taggers from congregating.
CU Attorney Argues Against Churchill Reinstatement (CBS4 Denver)
A University of Colorado attorney has urged a judge to reject fired professor Ward Churchill's latest move to get his job back.
Attorney general appointing prosecutor in CIA interrogations (FOX 13 Utah)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. today opened a preliminary investigation into whether some CIA operatives broke the law in their coercive interrogations of suspected terrorists in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks -- prompting sharp criticism from both the right and the left.
Ed Thomas shooter too mentally ill to stand trial, Mark Becker’s lawyer says (The Des Moines Register)
Accused murderer Mark Becker has a mental disorder that prevents him from understanding the charge against him or from aiding in his own defense, his lawyer said today in court documents.
Attorney: Alleged shooter of Iowa coach incompetent to stand trial (USA Today)
A man accused of fatally shooting a popular Iowa high school football coach suffers from hallucinations and is not competent to stand trial, his attorney said in court documents filed Tuesday.
Attorney: Alleged coach's shooter incompetent (Sports Illustrated)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The defense attorney for a man accused of killing an Iowa high school football coach in June says her client suffers from hallucinations and is not competent to stand trial.
Pal held in smothering of retired attorney (Chicago Tribune)
2nd man charged in smothering death of man in unincorporated Bartlett Retired attorney Carl Kuhn was 82 when he died at home, so no one doubted his sons when they said for public consumption that he had died of natural causes.
Feds Say Lawyer Took Bribe to Encourage Client to Lie in Immigration Case (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A California lawyer who allegedly agreed to accept more than $100,000 in bribes in exchange for coaching his client to lie to a grand jury investigating immigration fraud has been indicted on obstruction of justice charges.
Did Bank of America Waive Attorney-Client Privilege in Merrill Bonus Flap? (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The Am Law Daily takes a closer look at this week's developments in the Bank of America-Merrill Lynch bonus case, including the issue of how close Bank of America came to waiving attorney-client privilege in asserting -- to the Securities and Exchange Commission -- that the two banks relied completely on their outside counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Shearman & Sterling in drafting ...
APOSTASY CLIENT KIDNAPPING CASE: REMAND ORDER ON LAWYER VALID (Bernama via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 26 (Bernama) -- The Court of Appeal here today ruled that a remand order against a lawyer who was remanded 11 years ago for refusing to reveal the whereabouts of a client accused of committing apostasy, was valid.
Apostasy client kidnapping case: Remand order on lawyer valid (The Star)
PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal here on Wednesday ruled that a remand order against a lawyer who was remanded 11 years ago for refusing to reveal the whereabouts of a client accused of committing apostasy, was valid.
Lawyer killed for his guns by man he was helping, DuPage officials say (Chicago Sun-Times)
Attorney Carl W. Kuhn represented Terry Bratcher on several traffic offenses in DuPage County, then later paid him to repair his cars and do chores around his home in rural Bartlett. Bratcher responded to the help by smothering the 82-year-old Kuhn in his home as part of a plan to steal the lawyer's extensive gun collection, DuPage County authorities said Tuesday as Bratcher appeared in court ...
Lawyer says Becker isn’t fit to stand trial (The Des Moines Register)
Alleged murderer Mark Becker of Parkersburg suffers from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and is unfit to stand trial right now, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Apostasy-kidnapping case: Remand order on lawyer valid (The Malaysian Insider)
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 26 – The Court of Appeal here today ruled that a remand order against a lawyer who was remanded 11 years ago for refusing to reveal the whereabouts of a client accused of committing apostasy, was valid. Justice Datuk Md Raus Shariff who presided over the hearing with Justices Datuk Sulong Mat Jeraie and Datuk Ahmad Ma’arop said they were unanimous in their decision that the High ...
Africa: Jackson - Sister, Doctor's Lawyer Disagree on Homicide Allegation (AllAfrica.com)
Lagos — Barely 24 hours after a coroner report said Michael Jackson's death was homicide, the sister to the dead pop star, La Toya has said that her brother was murdered even as the lawyer to the doctor described the allegation as unsubstantiated.
Dr Conrad Murray's lawyer responds to coroner's report revelations about Michael (hellomagazine.com via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
The lawyer representing Michael Jackson's physician Dr Conrad Murray has spoken out to clarify information contained in a search warrant covering the singer's final hours. "Much of what was in the search warrant affidavit is factual.
Okla. district attorney to discuss with pastors the case of preacher killed in her own church (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ANADARKO, Okla. - An Oklahoma district attorney is to meet with pastors in a town where a preacher was brutally killed inside her own church. Prosecutor Bret Burns said he wanted to meet with the pastors on Wednesday to talk about the case.
Lawyer challenges probable cause (Albert Lea Tribune)
The lawyer of one of the two young women charged as an adult in the case of alleged abuse at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea is questioning probable cause for his client’s charges and whether those charges should have been filed in juvenile court instead of adult court.
Asst. U.S. Attorney resigns amid loan controversy with Christie (Daily Record)
TRENTON -- The acting first assistant United States attorney resigned Monday, a week after her financial relationship with former boss Chris Christie suddenly hampered the Republican candidate's campaign for governor.
Attorney want psych evaluation for Landstown suspect (13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads)
VIRGINIA BEACH -- The former Landstown High senior accused of plotting to bring explosives into the school has "sanity issues," said the defense attorney for Philip Bay.
Madison attorney Nunnery's law license suspended (The Capital Times)
Veteran Madison attorney Willie Nunnery is again without a law license, having started a three-year suspension of his license as of Monday.
Kehoe’s attorney requests mock jury (The Iowa City Press-Citizen)
The attorney for Michelle Kehoe has asked a judge to consider assembling a mock jury panel to assess whether her client could receive a fair trial in Buchanan County.
Ex-Assistant Co. Attorney Charged In Meth Case (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
The former assistant Cherokee County attorney has been charged with trying to have methamphetamine delivered to him in jail.
3rd Circuit Says Lawyer's Plea Deal Properly Denied for Lack of Contrition (Law.com)
A federal appeals court has upheld denial of the benefit of a plea bargain to a lawyer-defendant who kept downplaying his responsibility for the crime. Jonathan Saint Preux, a former New Jersey solo, was sentenced to 57 months for submitting false immigration documents, 11 more months than the most he would have received under the plea deal. Saint Preux elected to plead guilty in return for the ...
Local news: Lawyer to be tried in filing false reports (Detroit Free Press)
An Oakland County lawyer was arraigned Wednesday on federal charges of filing phony reports while doing background checks as a contract employee for the Department of Homeland Security.
Vernon Attorney Charged With Using Dead Aunt's ATM Card (Hartford Courant)
A Vernon attorney has been released on a promise to appear following her arrest on charges that she used her dead aunt's ATM card and bank account.
Attorney: Gay Flaws Justify Adoption Ban (The Advocate via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for the state of Florida defended the strict ban on gay adoption ban in appeals court on Wednesday by arguing that gay people in general exhibit higher rates of domestic violence, psychiatric disorders and breakups, reports the Daily Business Review.
Afghan Guantanamo detainee to sue US: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
One of the youngest detainees ever incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay will sue the United States for compensation for his seven years behind bars without charge, his lawyer said Thursday.
Buzbee lawyer seeks dismissal of charges for murder of Spanish Fort service station owner (Mobile Press-Register)
"The state with all its resources and power should not be allowed to make repeated attempts to convict an individual," lawyer John Beck's motion filed Wednesday states, quoting a 1957 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Government ignored proof of Mohamud's ID: lawyer (CTV.ca)
The lawyer for a Canadian woman who was stranded for months in Kenya wants to know why the federal government ignored evidence that could have cleared up the confusion about her identity, weeks before she was allowed to return to Canada.
Attorney accused of using dead aunt's ATM card (Boston Globe)
A Vernon attorney is facing charges of forgery, larceny and theft and other charges after police say she withdrew money from her dead aunt's checking account and used her debit card at Kmart , Target and Toys "R" Us .
UPDATE: Attorney Benjamin Eichholz pleads not guilty during rocky court appearance (Savannah Morning News)
Savannah attorney Benjamin Sheftall Eichholz on Thursday pleaded not guilty in federal court to a 77-count indictment charging him with embezzlement and money laundering from an employee pension plan. U.S. Magistrate Judge G.R. Smith allowed Eichholz to remain free without posting a monetary bond, but required that he surrender his passport and not seek a new one in condition for his release. ...