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Anwar insists on lawyer for panel hearing
KUALA LUMPUR, June 9 Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today made another attempt to have his lawyer present during his hearing before the Rights and Privileges Committee. Anwar said he has made a request to the committee to allow his lawyer, Datuk Ambiga Sreenivasan, to make a submission to the panel. I appealed to the committee repeatedly to allow us ...
Cooley wins, Harris leads in attorney general's races
L.A. Councilwoman Hahn concedes to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley convincingly won the GOP primary for attorney general on Tuesday, giving Republicans a strong chance at capturing the state's top law enforcement job in the November contest.
Attorney, civic leader Jac Chambliss dies
Jac Chambliss, a longtime Chattanooga attorney and civic leader known for his newspaper columns, died today at age 99.
Deputy Attorney General Nominee Puts Net Worth at $7 Million
Deputy attorney general nominee James Cole made just over $900,000 in 2009 and has vacation property valued at $3.3 million, according to a financial disclosure report he has submitted.
Kamala Harris leads in attorney general's race
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Devi Harris is leading a packed field of seven candidates in the Democratic Primary for California State Attorney Generals, the second most important job in the state after the governor.
Harris, Cooley win attorney general primary
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, leading a crowded pack of Democratic candidates, won
Harris, Cooley win attorney general primary
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, leading a crowded pack of Democratic candidates, won her party's nomination for attorney general Tuesday evening. Kamala Harris Steve Cooley
Blagojevich's lawyer tells jurors: Rod 'ain't corrupt'
Mark Brown: Lawyer Sam Adam Jr. put on a show Tuesday in defense of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich the likes of which has not often been seen in the staid Dirksen Federal Building, certainly not in any of the big government corruption trials here in the past few decades. Alternately shouting, whispering, gesturing and thumping the courtroom furniture, Adam theatrically made his case.
Lawyer for ex-trooper asks for new judge
BOONVILLE, Ind. -- A lawyer for David Camm has asked the Indiana Supreme Court to appoint a new judge to handle the case. The new judge could hear Camm's third trial for murder.
New attorney general is sworn in
Northern Ireland's new Attorney General John Larkin is sworn in at the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast.
Cooley wins, Harris leads in attorney general's race
L.A. Councilwoman Hahn concedes to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley convincingly won the GOP primary for attorney general on Tuesday, giving Republicans a strong chance at capturing the state's top law enforcement job in the November contest.
Ex-lawyer faces sentencing for Ponzi scheme
Disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein faces decades in prison when he's sentenced in South Florida for operating a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
Lawyer: Mass. slay suspect plans insanity defense
The lawyer for a man charged with two racially motivated killings, who once showed up for court with a swastika carved into his forehead, says he will mount an insanity defense for his client. Insanity defense - Lawyer - United States - Law - Criminal Defense
Coffey Talk: A Plaintiffs Lawyer Chats Up His NY AG Run
Is Sean Coffey the right guy to become New York's next attorney general? The NYT offers up a Q&A with Coffey on Tuesday, in which he addresses some of the leading criticisms lobbed his way.
Florida lawyer gets 50 years for Ponzi scheme
South Florida lawyer Scott Rothstein was sentenced to 50 years in prison Wednesday for masterminding a Ponzi scheme that bilked clients out of more than $1 billion. Ponzi scheme - Scott W. Rothstein - Florida - Lawyer - Scott Rothstein
Lawyer wins DNA database battle
A lawyer who lost her job after being arrested wins her battle to get her DNA removed from the national database.
Ex-attorney Scott Rothstein sentenced to 50 years for Ponzi scheme
Disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for operating a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme using faked legal settlements.
Lawyer questions how doctor touched woman
REGINA - The lawyer for a Regina doctor charged with six counts of sexual assault is trying to poke holes in an alleged victim's statement.
Harry Shorstein won't be U.S. attorney
Former State Attorney Harry Shorstein will not be U.S. attorney for Floridas Middle District, he confirmed Wednesday. Instead, Shorstein said, President Obama will pick career federal prosecutor Bobby ONeill of Tampa. That announcement was expected to be made as early as Wednesday, but no formal announcement was made by the White House by Wednesday night. The decision comes 18 months into ...
Harry Shorstein won't be U.S. attorney
Former State Attorney Harry Shorstein of Jacksonville will not be the next U.S. attorney for Floridas Middle District. The White House announced Wednesday night that President Barack Obama had picked career federal prosecutor Bobby ONeill of Tampa for the job. The decision comes 11 months after ONeill, Shorstein and Orlando prosecutor Roger Handberg were selected by a nominating commission ...
Man accused in officer's death slugs his lawyer
For years, Philadelphia lawyer William L. Bowe has represented people most lawyers will not: accused killers, often with long criminal records and short tempers, some of them on what seems like a fast track to death row.
Lawyers justification hard to swallow
A letter from MOHAMED SHAZRIN MOHAMED ISA, Kuala Lumpur.
Attorney general: Beatrice school board violated open meetings act
BEATRICE -- The Nebraska Attorney General's Office says membersof the Beatrice Public Schools Board of Education violated theNebraska Open Meetings Act during the hiring process for a newsuperintendent. But the office stopped short of recommending eithercivil or criminal penalties for the violations.
Former lawyer gets 50 years in Ponzi case
Scott Rothstein was sentenced to 50 years for using his law firm to run a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme that financed a lavish lifestyle.
Lawyer's Ponzi Victims to Share Proceeds From Insurance Trust
The victims of a Ponzi scheme run by a lawyer who apparently killed his wife and daughters and then committed suicide could recoup some of their losses following a court battle over a $5 million insurance policy the lawyer took out in his name. A New York judge last week directed that the insurance policy's proceeds be transferred to the public administrator overseeing the lawyer's estate ...
Lawyer's Ponzi Victims to Share Proceeds From Insurance Trust
The victims of a Ponzi scheme run by a lawyer who apparently killed his wife and daughters and then committed suicide could recoup some of their losses following a court battle over a $5 million insurance policy the lawyer took out in his name.
Attorney Held On Child Porn Charges
A Houston attorney and father of three is in federal custody after being indicted on child porn charges, KPRC Local 2 reports.
Obama Names Tampa Prosecutor US Attorney
The White House has selected Robert E. ONeill, a veteran assistant U.S. attorney and co-owner of an Irish pub in Tampa, as its choice to be the lead federal prosecutor in the Middle District of Florida.
Lawyer for Michael Jackson's Dad Targets AEG
Filed under: Michael Jackson , Joe Jackson , Brian Oxman , Celebrity Justice , Conrad Murray , Budweiser Select 55 TMZ has learned ... Joe Jackson 's lawyer is now gunning to make AEG one of the bad guys in Michael Jackson 's death. TMZ has learned Brian Oxman , Joe's lawyer, will file two complaints with government agencies -- alleging AEG abused Jackson in a way Read more
Work Closely and More Effectively With Your Miami Car Accident Lawyer
Even if you have found the best Miami car accident lawyer who can take on your case, you will still need to cooperate with him or her to ensure a good chance of success. There are several ways to effectively work well with your lawyer.
Lawyer would have spared his killer
On April 2, 1985, accused killer Ronnie Lee Gardner shot and killed attorney Michael Burdell in a Utah courthouse. As Garner's execution draws near, Burdell's friends and family say he would have opposed it.
Lawyer questions murder suspect's competency in Framingham's Callahan Park killing case
The lawyer for a Marlborough man accused of murdering a teenager last year in Framingham told a Middlesex Superior Court judge yesterday that he has questions about his client's competency.
Van der Sloot attorney says he will try to strike confession
The attorney for Peru murder suspect Joran van der Sloot said he's going to ask the judge in charge of the case to strike down his client's confession in the death of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez.
Lawyer warned about missing court deadlines
[SAN ANTONIO - The lawyer who accused a Texas judge of rebuffing his last-minute attempt to halt an execution in 2007 was threatened with sanctions Wednesday if he files any more late appeals for death row inmates.
Lawyer testifies Burge admitted beatings
A family law attorney testified today at the trial of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge that some 20 years ago he ridiculed her belief that criminal suspects had any rights and admitted he had beaten an accused cop killer to get a confession. Diane Panos said she was introduced to Burge at a South Side bar by a date in the late 1980s, and had a 30- to 45-minute conversation with him. Burge ...
Peru murder suspect van der Sloot taken to attorney general's office
Peru murder suspect Joran van der Sloot, a longtime suspect in the disappearance of an American teen in Aruba, was transferred from a police facility to the national attorney general's office Thursday morning, according to images broadcast by CNN affiliate America TV.
Lawyer questions why client wasn't brought to court
A local defence lawyer is questioning why her client wasn't brought to a Chatham court Tuesday, despite a judge's order. Gudrun Mueller-Wilm said Shay Beaune, 36, was scheduled to stand trial on two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm on Monday. However, he wasn't at court because he [...]
Attorney general regrets shooting of Mexican teen
Attorney General Eric Holder says the fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the banks of the Rio Grande was "extremely regrettable."
Attorney General Regrets Shooting Of Mexican Teen
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder said the fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the banks of the Rio Grande was "extremely regrettable."
Attorney General McCollum sends letter to BP asking for $2.5 billion in Escrow for State
Attorney General McCollum today sent a letter to BP asking the company to deposit no less than $2.5 billion into an interest-earning escrow account
Attorney general regrets shooting of Mexican teen
Attorney General Eric Holder says the fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the banks of the Rio Grande was "extremely regrettable." Rio Grande - United States - United States Border Patrol - Attorney general - Mexico
Attorney General Regrets Shooting Of Mexican Teen
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder says the fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the banks of the Rio Grande was "extremely regrettable." The attorney general told reporters Thursday that the FBI is investigating the shooting of 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka on Monday beside a railroad bridge connecting Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso ...
MS Attorney General considers lawsuit Against oil giant
Attorney General Jim Hood wants to make sure that if the state sues BP, that lawsuit ends up in state court and not federal court.
Attorney: Burge Admitted Suspect Was Beaten
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast An attorney acquainted with former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge through her boyfriend testified today that Burge told her police had beat murder suspect Andrew Wilson to gain a confession. Burge is currently on trial for perjury and obstruction of justice and is accused of lying in a civil suit about having knowledge of any police torture of suspects ...
Attorney Ronald Konecky dies at 80
Ronald Konecky, an attorney who represented some of the biggest names in the TV news business, died Thursday in New York. He was 80.
Attorney files motion in effort to force mayor to put rope barrier back for La Jolla's seals
Attorney Bryan Pease, who has represented the pro-seals side in the on-going debate over the Children's Pool, has filed an emergency motion with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals attempting to force Mayor Jerry Sanders' to immediately replace a rope barrier separating people and the mammals. In an e-mail Thursday he said he filed the motion because Sanders ""continues to fail and refuse to ...
OJ lawyer to make high court appeal for new trial
O.J. Simpson's lawyer says time could be the biggest hurdle he'll face when he asks the Nevada Supreme Court on Friday to overturn the imprisoned former football star's conviction in a September 2007 hotel room heist and grant a new trial. "We only have 15 minutes to make our arguments.
OJ lawyer to make high court appeal for new trial
O.J. Simpson's lawyer says time could be the biggest hurdle he'll face when he asks the Nevada Supreme Court on Friday to overturn the imprisoned former football star's conviction in a September 2007 hotel room heist and grant a new trial.
Attorney General Comments On Border Shooting
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Thursday about the video showing a Border Patrol agent shooting a 15-year-old near the Paso Del Norte bridge. Link: Watch Video Of Border Shooting Incident Link: Sources: Mexican Teen Killed Was Known Juvenile Smuggler Link: Mexico Anger High As US Border Patrol Kills Teen
Lawyer gets fine after drunken chase on Highway 401
A lawyer who led police on a drunken chase on Highway 401 almost hitting several cars while travelling 150 kilometres an hour received only a fine and a driving suspension Thursday.