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Chinese embassy gives info on lawyer says rights group (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The Chinese embassy in Washington has said the country's best known activist lawyer, missing for a year after being taken from his home, is working in the western city of Urumqi, a U.S.-based rights group said late on Saturday.
Attorney Kendall L. Manock was a 'Renaissance Man' (The Fresno Bee)
Fresno attorney Kendall L. Manock, a civic leader and nationally known expert on agricultural marketing orders, died Thursday following a brief illness.
Former cartel lawyer testifies again (San Antonio Express-News)
A Mexican lawyer who said he was intimidated into working for a drug kingpin testified that he could pay with his life for later rebuffing the Gulf cartel's demands.
Rights group says missing Chinese lawyer in Urumqi (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese lawyer missing for more than a year is in Xinjiang in the far west of the country, a human rights group says it was told by Chinese authorities.
Chinese embassy gives info on lawyer says rights group (MalaysiaNews.net)
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Was sealed warrant OK to release?: Attorney General's office sent Rutland police chief 'secret' document in ... (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
Assistant Attorney General Cindy Maguire said her office had the discretion to share the contents of a sealed search warrant with Rutland City Police Chief Anthony Bossi. ... - By GORDON DRITSCHILO Staff Writer
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade: 'Improve our likelihood of success to trial' (Detroit Free Press)
Barbara McQuade, the new U.S. attorney in eastern Michigan, sat down with Free Press reporters and editors on Jan. 29. Here are excerpts of the interview:
Lawyer-activist helped clean up America's air (Tulsa World)
A. Blakeman 'Blake' Early, 64, an environmental lawyer and activist who played a key role in passing several of the nation's major environmental laws spanning four decades, died Feb. 7 at his home in Alexandria, ...
Obama names White House lawyer as U.S. emissary to Muslim world (Los Angeles Times)
Rashad Hussain is the second special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference. President Obama on Saturday named White House lawyer Rashad Hussain a special envoy to the Muslim world.
Deltona taps Gross as city's attorney (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
An attorney with 15 years of experience advising Volusia County cities could be Deltona's next full-time city attorney.
McQuade's plan for revamping office won her U.S. attorney post (Detroit Free Press)
More than two dozen lawyers applied to become the U.S. attorney in eastern Michigan. But Barbara McQuade clinched the job because she wrote a detailed plan to revamp the office.
Highway 41 billboard in Oshkosh calling for impeachment of President Barack Obama paid for by Menasha attorney Tom ... (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
OSHKOSH A Menasha attorney has rented a billboard calling for President Barack Obamas impeachment.
Stamping out political corruption a top priority for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (New York Daily News)
In U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's view of history, corruption was invented around the same time as fire and the wheel.
Rights group says missing Chinese lawyer in Urumqi (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese lawyer missing for more than a year is in Xinjiang in the far west of the country, a human rights group says it was told by Chinese authorities. However, the lawyer's family said it still has not been able to contact him.
Rights lawyer blasts Army spokesman’s warped thinking (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Human rights lawyer Romeo Capulong accused the Army spokesman of “warped thinking” when the latter insinuated that the lawyer was allied with communist insurgents because he was the counsel of several left-wing personalities.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Attorney position stays full-time (The Algona Upper Des Moines)
ALGONA—The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors made the decision to retain the Kossuth County Attorney position at full-time in a 3-2 vote at Tuesday, Feb. 9’s meeting.
Three Republicans Battling For Criminal District Attorney Slot (Tyler Morning Telegraph)
CANTON -- Three Republican candidates are vying for the criminal district attorney position in the March 2 primaries in Van Zandt County. And two of the candidates agree that cutting a backlog of cases in the district attorney's office will be the first order of business.
Medical pot lawyer files complaint on Colo. raid (AP via Yahoo! News)
A medical marijuana lawyer wants the U.S. Department of Justice to discipline agents who raided a the home of a marijuana grower in suburban Denver.
Gao, Missing Chinese Lawyer, ‘Working’ in Urumqi, RTHK Reports (Bloomberg)
Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese lawyer who disappeared over a year ago, is “working” in Urumqi, capital of the westernmost province of Xinjiang, Radio Television Hong Kong reported, citing Dui Hua Foundation.
Missing Chinese lawyer 'out west' (BBC News)
A Chinese lawyer missing for more than a year is alive and living in the Xinjiang region, a US-based rights group has said.
Lawyer for Miami-Dade DUI suspect says victims sought lie to aid civil lawsuit (Sun-Sentinel)
The lawyer for Gabriel Delrisco, accused of killing three Homestead children in a January 2009 drunk-driving wreck, says the victims' family attorney hounded him with an unsavory proposition.
New U.S. Attorney Rick Hartunian tied to Central New York by loss in Flight 103 bombing (The Post-Standard)
Stephen D. Cannerelli / The Post-Standard Rick Hartunian was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York. His primary office will be in Albany.
Thaksin won't return to face court anytime soon _ lawyer (Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news)
Deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will not return to face charges against him in Thailand anytime soon, his lawyer Noppadon Pattama confirmed yesterday.
Lawyer chosen to head new ‘green’ office (New Haven Register)
NEW HAVEN — Environmental lawyer and Romanian native Christine Eppstein Tang has been tapped to lead the city’s new Office of Sustainability. She was selected from a pool of nearly 200 applicants.
Attorney General visits East Malborough (The Kennett Paper)
Attorney General Tom Corbett, the Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, visited recently with local elected officials.
City attorney will retire July 1 (The Virginia Gazette)
WILLIAMSBURG -- Joe Phillips, Jr., who has been the attorney for the City of Williamsburg more than three decades, told City Council Thursday that he will retire as of July 1.
Attorney in crash case accused of fraud (UPI)
HOMESTEAD, Fla., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- An attorney representing a man accused of killing three Florida kids in a drunk-driving crash alleges another lawyer asked him to alter the facts of the case.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Attorney responds about Obama billboard (FOX 11 Green Bay)
The Menasha attorney identified by Jones Sign Co. as paying for a controversial billboard along Highway 41 in Oshkosh has responded. Click the headline to read the full response.
Obama names White House lawyer as U.S. emissary to Muslim world (Boulder Weekly)
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday named White House lawyer Rashad Hussain a special envoy to the Muslim world.
Attorney General Holder: Civilian Trial for 9/11 Plotter Needs 'Forceful' Support (ABC News)
Attorney General Holder concedes that his unpopular proposal to try 9/11 mastermind in civilian court requires more justification on his part. Attorney general - United States - Barack Obama - Khalid Sheikh Mohammed - Politics
Lawyer argues for new trial in Moore murder case (The Fayetteville Observer)
RALEIGH - Mario Lynn Phillips - who was sentenced to death in 2007 for killing four men during a robbery in a Moore County mobile home park - deserves a new trial, his lawyer argued today.
Attorney position stays full-time (The Algona Upper Des Moines)
ALGONA—The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors made the decision to retain the Kossuth County Attorney position at full-time in a 3-2 vote at Tuesday, Feb. 9’s meeting.
Attorney finds second career teaching fitness classes (The Sudbury Town Crier)
Local attorney Judy Quint spends her after hours teaching the latest exercise craze, Zumba, at the Fairbank Community Center and other venues in MetroWest.
Attorney Waite turns his life story around (Eastern Arizona Courier)
Safford’s newest attorney can relate to the old adage, “You can do whatever you put your mind to.” Jeremy (J.J.) Waite, who was raised in Safford and was a high school dropout, has come back to the Valley and is working at the law office of Matt Clifford.
Kenya’s Attorney General Says Dispute Could Cause Collapse (Bloomberg)
Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Kenya’s Attorney General, Amos Wako, said the country’s political parties should end a dispute over whether some ministers should be removed from their posts because it could cause the coalition government to collapse and prompt early elections.
Kenya’s Attorney General Warns of Government Collapse (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Feb. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Kenya’s Attorney General, Amos Wako , said the country’s political parties should end a dispute over the suspension of two ministers because it may lead to a collapse of the government.
(Read: Lawyer for 26/11 accused shot dead) (NDTV)
These three men are members of the Bharat Nepali gang. The arrested include the men who shot Azmi. Shahid Azmi, the lawyer who defended 26/11 Indian accused Fahim Ansari, was shot dead in his office last Thursday.
Derecognise Shiv Sena, MNS: lawyer petitions poll panel (Calcutta News)
A Supreme Court lawyer Tuesday petitioned the Election Commission for de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for unleashing a 'reign of terror' in the garb of espousing the concerns of Marathis.
Man accused in attorney death in court (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
The man accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend - defense attorney Margaret Allen - and killing a witness in the case will make his first court appearance at 2 p.m. today in Butler County Common Pleas Court.
3 arrested in murder of lawyer for Mumbai suspect (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
Three men accused of killing the lawyer for a suspect in the 2008 Mumbai attack have been arrested, but their motive appears to be unrelated to the ongoing terror trial, police said Tuesday.
Kenya’s Attorney General Warns of Government Collapse (Update3) (BusinessWeek)
Kenya’s Attorney General said the country’s political parties should resolve a dispute over the suspension of two ministers to save the government from collapse, as some ministers vowed to shun Cabinet meetings.
Derecognise Shiv Sena, MNS: lawyer petitions poll panel (New Kerala)
New Delhi, Feb 16 : A Supreme Court lawyer Tuesday petitioned the Election Commission for de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for unleashing a "reign of terror" in the garb of espousing the concerns of Marathis.
Attorney hired to represent accused killer (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A private attorney announced he is representing the 26-year-old Fox River Grove man accused of fatally bludgeoning his step-mother last week.
Defense lawyer: Prosecutors lack good DNA evidence in NYPD subway station sodomy trial (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - The lawyer for a Brooklyn policeman accused of sodomizing a handcuffed suspect with a police baton says there's no solid DNA evidence to support the prosecution's claims.
Lyondell Creditors Settle With Lenders, Lawyer Says (Update1) (BusinessWeek)
Lyondell Chemical Co. reached a settlement with unsecured creditors and bank lenders in a dispute over the bankrupt company’s 2007 buyout, on the eve of a trial on the validity of a prior accord, a lender’s lawyer said.
Three nabbed for killing 26/11 lawyer Azmi (Calcutta News)
Three people were arrested here Tuesday for the killing of lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was defending Faheem Ansari, one of the accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trial, officials said.
Three nabbed for killing 26/11 lawyer Azmi (New Kerala)
Mumbai, Feb 16: Three people were arrested here Tuesday for the killing of lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was defending Faheem Ansari, one of the accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trial, officials said.
13 year-old murderer a good boy - lawyer (Sky News Australia)
A lawyer says the 13-year-old boy accused of the murder of 12-year-old Elliot Fletcher in a Queensland schoolyard is a good boy from a respectable family.