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Amnesty: Lawyer in Iranian stoning case released from jail; likely to travel to Norway
ANKARA, Turkey - Amnesty International says the lawyer defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran has been released from a detention centre in Istanbul.
Attorney: NCAA may give WVU probation
MORGANTOWN - West Virginias football program could be subjected to probation and a reduction in the number of practices and the people allowed to participate if accusations levied by the NCAA prove to be true. Michael Buckner, an attorney and private inves...
Amnesty: Lawyer in Iranian stoning case released
Amnesty International says the lawyer defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran has been released from a detention center in Istanbul.
Amnesty: Lawyer in Iranian stoning case released from jail; likely to travel to Norway
ANKARA, Turkey - Amnesty International says the lawyer defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran has been released from a detention centre in Istanbul.
Former Lynnwood attorney arrested for allegedly smuggling heroin into jail
EVERETT -- A former Lynnwood attorney was arrested Wednesday night after he was caught allegedly smuggling heroin to inmates in the Snohomish County Jail, according to court papers filed this morning.
Attorney misspoke about plan to fire Benz
During a phone interview Thursday City Attorney Keith Lemieux clarified an announcement he made in a report out of closed session during Wednesdays city council meeting that suggested the city may be looking to terminate the contract it has with its franchise waste hauler Benz Sanitation as early as the end of the year. The announcement set off a firestorm of public comment at Wednesdays ...
Attorney sues for access to court records
BIRMINGHAM -- A Birmingham attorney is suing the city of Alabaster seeking to have court records opened to him.
Amnesty: Lawyer in Iranian stoning case released from jail; likely to travel to Norway
Amnesty International says the lawyer defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran has been released from a detention centre in Istanbul.
Lawyer wants Ampatuan trial deferred for Ramadan
A defense lawyer in the Ampatuan multiple murder trial on Friday said he would move to temporarily suspend the hearings of both the criminal and administrative cases stemming from the November 23 massacre in Maguindanao, during the Islamic month of Ramadan.
Northwest News, Court Officers Behaving Badly Edition: Former Lynnwood attorney faces charges of smuggling heroin to ...
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GOP Attorney General Hopefuls (Video)
Two attorneys who previously ran for statewide office are seeking to become the first Republican since 1958 to be elected as Connecticuts state attorney general, an office that has taken on a considerably higher profile over the last 28 years.
Amnesty: Lawyer in Iranian stoning case released
ANKARA, TurkeyAmnesty International says the lawyer defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran has been released from a detention center in Istanbul.
New York Attorney General Investigating Health Care Credit Cards
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating health care credit cards peddled by doctors and dentists. Cuomo has received "hundreds of complaints from consumers" about the cards, The Associated Press/Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Investigators will look into financial incentives providers receive for promoting the cards that can leave patients struggling with overcharges and high ...
Tim Purdon Confirmed as ND`s US Attorney
Bismarck attorney Tim Purdon has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as North Dakota`s U.S. attorney. A spokeswoman for the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Senate confirmed Purdon`s nomination Thursday night. It`s unknown when Purdon will be sworn in.
California attorney general files motion calling for resumption of same-sex weddings
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - California attorney general files motion calling for resumption of same-sex weddings.
London-based lawyer endorses Alan
A London-based lawyer endorsed the candidacy of Alan Kyerematen, a lead contender in the NPP race for flag-bearer.
Lawyer in stoning case released
ANKARA - AMNESTY International says the lawyer defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran has been released from a detention centre in Istanbul. Drewery Dyke of the London-based rights group says Mohammad Mostafaei is expected to travel to Norway in the coming days.
Attorney Comments
San Francisco attorney Paul Cane Jr. of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, told the MetNews yesterday that the decision meant only that the allegations were not categorically inadmissible, and left for the trial court and the jury to decide whether they have any probative significance.
U.S. attorney for W.Va.s northern district confirmed
WHEELING, W.Va. -- Wheeling lawyer William J. Ihlenfeld II has been confirmed as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia.The 38-year-old Ihlenfeld has been a partner at the Ihlenfeld Law Office since 1997.Hes also a former assistant prosec...
Attorney general claims LCD suppliers fixed prices
ALBANY -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has sued several major suppliers of liquid crystal display screens used in computers, televisions and cell phones, claiming consumers paid extra because of price fixing.
Haverhill attorney disbarred
A Haverhill attorney has lost his right to practice law. Brian Joseph Archambault was disbarred after violating conditions of a suspension of his law license. Archambault in 2009 admitted stealing $7,250 from the Lawrence Law Library and spending the money for his personal use. He pleaded guilty to five counts of larceny in Newburyport District Court.
Lawyer: Sheriff Cooperating with Probe
A lawyer for an Arizona sheriff known for his efforts against illegal immigrants said the U.S. Justice Department's threat to sue over records for its civil rights investigation is premature because his client is willing to cooperate with certain elements of the probe.
Overland Park Attorney Is New Kansas US Attorney
An Overland Park, Kan., attorney who specialized in discrimination claims under the Civil Rights Act has been confirmed as the next U.S. attorney for Kansas.
Lance Armstrong's Attorney Refutes Former Teammate's Doping Claims
AUSTIN, Texas -- Lance Armstrong 's attorney has lashed out at a report that a former teammate of the seven-time Tour de France champion told investigators Armstrong knew of widespread performance-enhancing drug use on the U.S. Postal Service team.
Iranian Lawyer in Stoning Case Fled to Turkey
A leading lawyer who fled Iran after taking on the case of a woman sentenced to death by stoning has made it to Turkey and is seeking asylum, the Turkish police said on Friday.
NY Attorney General Sues LCD Screen Makers
NY Attorney General Sues LCD Screen Makers
Attorney General Abbott Defends Texas' Legal Challenge to the Constitutionality of Federal Health Care Takeover
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA--Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and 19 other state attorneys generals and governors today advanced their legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In a legal brief filed with the federal district court in Florida, the states show why the federal health care law violates the U.S. Constitution and why the federal governments attempt to get the ...
Denver lawyer confirmed as US attorney in Colorado
Denver attorney John Walsh has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. attorney for Colorado. Walsh was an assistant federal prosecutor in Los Angeles and a member of the team that investigated and prosecuted Charles Keating. He grew up in Colorado and returned in 1999 to join a Denver law firm handling antitrust, securities and environmental cases. In announcing Walsh's confirmation Friday ...
NY attorney general sues liquid crystal display suppliers, claims price fixing hurt consumers
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has sued several major suppliers of liquid crystal display screens used in computers, televisions and cell phones, claiming consumers paid extra because of price fixing.
Refugio City Attorney Gets Banned from all Refugio ISD Campuses (Click here and read the entire text of the letter)
The Refugio ISD school superintendent has written a letter to that city's city attorney, Deborah Bauer, telling her that her alleged "terroristic threats" have caused him to ban her for entering any school properties. Click this video and see other stories from the 10PM newscast of August 5...Dad found guilty of sexually assaulting his own daugher, sexual assault arrest in Premont, Harbor Bridge ...
Denver attorney confirmed as U.S. attorney in Colorado
DENVER, Colorado Denver attorney John Walsh has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. attorney for Colorado. The 48-year-old Walsh was an assistant federal prosecutor in Los Angeles and a member of the team that investigated and prosecuted Charles Keating.
NY Attorney General Sues Samsung, Sharp and Others for LCD Price Fixing
Samsung, Sharp and Toshiba are among several LCD TV manufacturers being targeted by New York's Attorney General for price fixing.
'Birther' colonel's attorney wants charges dismissed
Charges against the Army officer who refused deployment to Afghanistan because he says President Barack Obama doesn't have the authority to send him, should be thrown out says his attorney, Paul Jensen.
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CBS4 RTV4 WHBF Quad Cities, IL / IA News Weather SportsWigginton new US attorney for southern Ill.
Wigginton new US attorney for southern Ill. WASHINGTON (AP) - A partner in a Belleville law firm who once served as a part-time Madison County prosecutor will be the new top federal prosecutor for southern Illinois.
New US Attorney confirmed for Northern Calif
A San Francisco lawyer and former federal prosecutor has been confirmed as the new U.S. Attorney in Northern California. The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved the nomination of Melinda Haag to replace Joseph Russoniello, who has run the office for three... Northern California - Joseph Russoniello - United States - San Francisco - United States Attorney
Former Lynnwood attorney arrested for allegedly smuggling heroin into jail
EVERETT -- A former Lynnwood attorney was arrested Wednesday night after he was caught allegedly smuggling heroin to inmates in the Snohomish County Jail, according to court papers filed this morning.
Lawyer rebuffs charges
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong’s attorney has lashed out at a report that a former teammate of the seven-time Tour de France champion told investigators Armstrong knew of widespread performance-enhancing drug use on the U.S. Postal Service team.
Attorney says new indictment coming in Cordaro case
An attorney for former Lackawanna County commissioner Robert Cordaro said he was told by a federal prosecutor a new indictment will be filed against his client next month.
Abused Khadr deserves sentence credit: lawyer
TORONTO - Omar Khadr's lawyer says his client deserves triple time credit if convicted because he was illegally abused in custody.
Magistrate abdicated duty, lawyer says
A court this evening upheld a lawyers claim that his client had been illegally arrested when he was remanded in custody after pleading not guilty because the lawyer was absent.
Lawyer charged with impersonating Dead Sea Scrolls rejects plea offer
It's was a virtual deal-breaker.
Elgin attorney facing new theft charges, hospitalized
New charges have been filed against an Elgin attorney accused of stealing large sums of money from his clients, prosecutors said Friday.
Texas Attorney General defends challenge to healthcare bill
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, and 19 other state attorneys generals and governors, advanced a legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Friday, August 6.
Lawyer: Toss out murder charges against Keith Luke
Accused killer Keith Luke couldnt make statements voluntarily so his confession needs to be tossed out, his lawyer says. Luke, 24, of Brockton has tried to kill himself three times while being held in jail since his arrest on Jan. 21, 2009, on charges of murder, rape, attempted murder and other charges. �
Omar Khadr deserves credit for illegal punishment' if convicted, lawyer says
Court-appointed defence lawyer argues Canadian should receive three-for-one credit; maintains trial is illegal
Client blackmailed lawyer
An Auckland man was yesterday convicted of blackmailing his lawyer by demanding $350,000 for keeping quiet about allegations he was in a relationship with a prostitute and used methamphetamine.The High Court at Auckland was told...
California attorney general files motion calling for resumption of same-sex weddings
SAN FRANCISCO - California attorney general files motion calling for resumption of same-sex weddings.
Big Tobacco Lawyer Passes Away
Charles Cassis, a major a lawyer with big tobacco, has passed away.
Fedex Attorney Confirmed As US Attorney
Edward L. Stanton III has been confirmed as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.