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Famed defense attorney addresses business leaders (Bangor Daily News)
BANGOR, Maine - Noted criminal defense attorney F. Lee Bailey on Wednesday addressed Bangor area business leaders on the merits of an early-release employment program for inmates in the state's ...
Former Holland city attorney pleads to sex charges (WZZM 13 Grand Rapids)
The former deputy city attorney of Holland pleaded guilty today to charges of criminal sexual conduct.
Holland attorney pleads in sex case (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
Attorney Carl Gabrielse pleaded guilty to two sex charges originally brought by a woman who met with him about her drunken driving case.
Wife attacker has sentenced doubled after intervention from Attorney General (Daily Telegraph)
A man who "branded" his wife's face with an iron has had his sentenced doubled after the Attorney General personally intervened.
Attorney: Judge Can't Choose Counsel for Iowa Boy (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
CHARITON (AP) - An attorney says the rights of a Chariton boy accused of killing his stepfather were violated when a judge rejected a request for the attorney to represent the child.
Court says old lawyer request no longer valid (KHQ Spokane)
The Supreme Court said Wednesday a request for a lawyer from someone under police interrogation is valid only for 14 days, reinstating the confession of a child molester who asked for a lawyer nearly three years before he...
U.S. attorney reviewing 1993 mail bombing probe with ties to UAH shooting suspect Amy Bishop (The Huntsville Times)
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz said Wednesday she wants to confirm the office took "appropriate steps" in the investigation. Amy Bishop and husband, James Anderson, were questioned in the case but never charged.
Moore's attorney asks court to reexamine dismissal (The Tuscaloosa News)
By Adam Jones Staff Writer Claiming the whole affair stemmed from his misunderstanding, the attorney for sports artist Daniel Moore asked an appellate court to reconsider its decision to dismiss Moore’s appeal.
US Attorney Reviews '93 Newton Mail Bomb Probe (WBZ Boston)
The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston is reviewing its 1993 probe of an attempted mail bombing in which authorities questioned a professor recently accused of killing three colleagues in Alabama.
Court says old lawyer request no longer valid (Sify News)
The Supreme Court said Wednesday a request for a lawyer from someone under police interrogation is valid only for 14 days, reinstating the confession of a child molester who asked for a lawyer
Court says old lawyer request no longer valid (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Supreme Court said Wednesday a request for a lawyer from someone under police interrogation is valid only for 14 days, reinstating the confession of a child molester who asked for a lawyer nearly three years before he confessed.
GOP Hires Lawyer To Challenge Bysiewicz's Lawsuit (Hartford Courant)
The state's Republican Party has decided to hire a lawyer to challenge Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz in the lawsuit that she filed last week to seek a "declaratory ruling" that she is eligible to run for state attorney general.
JUVENILE COURT: An attorney is fighting to be allowed to represent a 12-year-old boy accused of killing his stepfather (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
A Des Moines attorney says a judge violated the rights of a 12-year-old boy accused of killing his stepfather.
Court says inmate's lawyer request no longer valid (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a suspect's request for a lawyer is good for only 14 days after the person is released from police custody, reinstating the confession of a child molester who had asked for a lawyer nearly three years before he confessed.
Md. attorney general: State to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere (Washington Post)
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) said Wednesday that effective immediately, and until challenged in court, the state recognizes same-sex marriages performed elsewhere and that Maryland agencies should begin affording out-of-state gay couples all the rights they have been awarded i...
Maryland attorney general: state to recognize same-sex marriages (The Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News)
Maryland’s attorney general said Wednesday that the state should immediately start recognizing same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, a decision that is certain to draw quick legal or legislative challenges.
Lawyer: Jaycee Dugard kidnapper is mentally ill (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Northern California man charged with kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard has "a serious mental illness" and "may not be competent to be a defendant," his defense lawyer said in court papers filed Wednesday.
Supreme Court rules that request for lawyer in questioning has expiration (Washington Post)
A suspect's request that a lawyer be present before submitting to police questioning does not last forever, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. In fact, 14 days is long enough for police to wait before taking the alleged perpetrator into custody again and attempting another interrogation.
Plea to shelve Berlusconi lawyer case (BBC News)
British tax lawyer David Mills should have his bribery conviction shelved, an Italian prosecutor says.
Obama nominates Hialeah-born lawyer Wifredo Ferrer for U.S. attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
President Barack Obama nominated Miami native Wifredo Ferrer as the new U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida Thursday.
Man left young kids in car to meet with attorney, police say (The Tampa Tribune)
A man left an 11-month-old and a 2½-year-old in his Suzuki so he could meet with his attorney about a traffic citation, Tampa police say.
Lawyer for Myanmar's Suu Kyi optimistic on release (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawyer for detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday he is optimistic that Myanmar's highest court will grant an appeal to free her. Others believe the Supreme Court is more likely to reject the appeal Friday as legal rulings in the... Myanmar - Aung San Suu Kyi - Burma - Asia - Supreme Court of the United States
Lawyer: 'Deadliest Catch' star Jake Harris wasn't driving drunk (Reality TV World)
Jake Harris' lawyer claims that while the Deadliest Catch star is "still torn up" about his father's death earlier this month, those emotions did not cause him to get behind a wheel while intoxicated.
Lawyer for Myanmar's Suu Kyi optimistic on release (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Thursday he is optimistic that Myanmar's highest court will grant an appeal to free her.
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to handle Mumbai terror case (Chicago Sun-Times)
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has personally prosecuted just one case in Chicago since arriving in September 2001 from New York, where he'd made his reputation prosecuting terrorism cases including the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center.Now, Fitzgerald plans to prosecute what authorities have called one of the most significant terrorism cases in the country — the 2008 bombings in Mumbai ...
Attorney: DA Ignoring Garrido's Illness (KSBW Salinas)
Phillip Garrido's public defender said the El Dorado district attorney is ignoring the extent of her client's mental illness and indicated her client might not be competent to stand trial.
Bishop ‘Clearly Insane,’ Says Alabama Attorney (WBUR Boston)
"In my humble estimation after 41 years in criminal law, she's clearly insane," said Roy Miller, Amy Bishop's attorney in Alabama, to WBUR. "She's not insane right now, but, I mean, what can I say, she's one of the nicest ladies you'd ever want to sit down with right now. But look, look at the pattern."
Jaycee Dugard case: Garrido is mentally ill, not manipulative, lawyer says (Contra Costa Times)
Phillip Garrido is far from the "master manipulator" authorities make him out to be, but rather so delusional he may be incompetent to stand trial in the abduction and years-long sexual abuse of Jaycee Dugard, his lawyer claims in a legal filing late Wednesday.
Rep. Polis asks attorney general to stop medical marijuana raids (The Fort Collins Coloradoan)
Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder this week, asking him to halt federal raids on Colorado medical marijuana operations.
Obama Selects Wifredo Ferrer As U.S. Attorney (CBS4 Miami)
President Barack Obama nominated Wifredo Ferrer to be the new U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Ferrer has worked in the Miami-Dade County Attorney's office since 2006.
Former attorney for Detroit Public Schools stands by real estate decisions (Crain's Detroit Business)
Detroit Public Schools board member Anthony Adams stands by the decisions he made regarding real estate deals during his time as an attorney for the district.
Kilpatrick's lawyer: Court order is encouraging (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick said he is encouraged by an order today from the state Court of Appeals asking for paperwork from a lower court's hearing earlier this week regarding the ex-mayor's alleged probation violation.
Italian court throws out case against Berlusconi lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A top Italian court Thursday threw out a corruption case against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's former tax lawyer David Mills saying it was out of time, the ANSA news agency reported.
Berlusconi lawyer has guilty verdict overturned (AP via Yahoo! News)
Italy's highest court overturned a guilty verdict Thursday for a British lawyer accused of taking a bribe to lie in court in the 1990s to protect Premier Silvio Berlusconi, ruling that the statute of limitations had expired.
Denver lawyer nominated for judgeship (Denver Post)
William J. Martinez, a Denver lawyer who immigrated from Mexico as a child with his parents, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a trial judge in the U.S. District Court of Colorado.
Attorney General subpoena adds more question and drama to local government actions (The Record and Herald News)
As most Vernon residents probably know by now, the state attorney general’s office is investigating two tracts of land the township bought for the town center project, which a forensic audit calls "purchase anomalies," because the township paid much more for the land than their appraised values, with money allegedly disappearing in one of the deals.
Obama nominates Denver lawyer William J. Martinez for trial judge (Denver Post)
William J. Martinez, a Denver lawyer who emigrated from Mexico as a child with his parents, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a trial judge in the U.S. District Court of Colorado.
Rucker 'reinstated' to MSU team, attorney says (Detroit Free Press)
Leon Weiss, Rucker's attorney, said it was his understanding that Rucker had been "reinstated" to the MSU football team. "They're not supposed to practice until the case is resolved, that's my understanding," Weiss said. "You know what? The program can speak for itself. But I would expect, come the fall, that Chris will be out there representing his school."
Lawyer takes on booze police (CNews)
Citing over-zealous enforcement, a London lawyer is challenging the mandate of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission to police liquor licensing in Ontario.
Lawyer's family raises £1.4m (BBC News)
The family of killed lawyer Tom ap Rhys Pryce have raised almost £1.5m to help London's most under-privileged children.
Lawyer suspended for $32,600 theft (The Columbus Dispatch)
The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday suspended the law license of a Columbus lawyer who was found to have stolen $32,600 from a check-cashing business he represented.
Liberia : GAC Wields Bar Option against Sacked Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
The General Auditing Commission (GAC) has vowed to pursue its fired "unethical" lawyer Cllr. Marcus Jones to the National Bar Association of Liberia (NBAL), contending that the lawyer's "e primary motivation is chasing money irrespective of the conflict of interest involve..."
Attorney seeks changes (Williston Herald)
An area attorney spoke during a recent interim legislative committee meeting on civil commitment cases in the state, saying changes need to be made to ensure theyâre handled adequately.
E. Hanover extorted lawyer (Hanover Eagle)
EAST HANOVER TWP. - A Newark man pleaded guilty to terrorizing his elderly lawyer, the same attorney he had already pleaded guilty to extorting $2,000 from last year.
Attorney: 1986 Bishop shooting was accidental (AP via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for Amy Bishop's parents says there's "no question" it was an accident when Bishop shot her brother in Massachusetts in 1986.
State Attorney General Jerry Brown subpoenas documents from health insurers (Contra Costa Times)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown subpoenaed financial records from the state's seven largest health insurance companies Thursday, saying he's concerned companies are unjustly raising premiums. The subpoenas include Anthem Blue Cross, the state's largest for-profit health insurer, which has come under fire recently for a proposed rate hike of up to 39 percent.
Attorney: 'No question' '86 Bishop shooting was accidental (Boston Herald)
The attorney for Amy Bishop's parents says there's "no question" it was an accident when Bishop...
Attorney: '86 Bishop shooting was accidental (Boston Globe)
The attorney for Amy Bishop's parents says there's "no question" it was an accident when Bishop shot her brother in 1986.
Deputy district attorney from Fontana writes romantic suspense novel (Fontana Herald News)
Fontana resident Anthony J. Enciso has been working as a deputy district attorney with the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office for more than three years, but in his spare time he likes to write novels.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Iowa's Attorney General is asking lawmakers to pass a measure that would prohibit domestic abusers ... (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is talking Friday about the importance of a bill on its way to the House that he says will help protect victims of domestic violence.