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Rape threat renders Khadr confessions useless: lawyer
Omar Khadr's military lawyer said the threat of rape and death by an interrogator should make his client's incriminating statements unreliable and inadmissible in court.
GOP debate for attorney general includes lots of flash
ATLANTA - Republicans picking a nominee for attorney general got to see their choices duke it out Sunday night during a televised debate sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club. Primary leader Sam Olens, the Cobb County Commission chairman, and runner up Preston Smith, a state senator from Rome, clashed repeatedly before the cameras of Georgia Public Broadcasting. They differed about which of the ...
LAWYER: Lewis Told By Cops To Return Prior To Shooting
The lawyer for a man accused of gunning down a former East Carolina University student says Phillip Lewis was told by police to return where he says his truck was damaged--this before the shooting happened.
Maldives attorney general quits
The Maldives' attorney general has quit in protest at parliament's refusal to appoint a new Supreme Court.
Lawyer: Aquino govt should enter Hacienda Luisita row
Nagprotesta ang mga militante sa tapat ng bahay ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino. Kinondena nila ang compromise agreement na ihahain ng pamunuan ng Hacienda Luisita sa Korte Suprema.
Douglas Bruce Hires Lawyer David Lane
What's Your Reaction? Anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce has hired noted Denver lawyer David Lane to represent him in a contempt-of-court case. Bruce, who has represented himself in court, is set to appear Aug. 18 in Denver District Court.
Khadr's lawyer to challenge confessions
EDMONTON, Alberta, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. government should dismiss the charges for a Canadian detainee at Guantanamo Bay because he confessed under duress, his lawyer said. Canada - Alberta - Guant´┐Żnamo Bay - Federal government of the United States - Government
Rape threat renders Omar Khadr confessions useless, defence lawyer tells hearing
Accused war criminal Omar Khadr formally pleaded not guilty Monday after his lawyer said the threat of rape and death by an interrogator should render his client's confessions as coerced and unreliable.
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Attorney general hopefuls tout conservative views
All three Republican candidates for Florida attorney general are vowing to continue the legal fight against President Barack Obama's health care plan if they are elected.
Federal immigration attorney to be sentenced in bribery scheme
Prosecutors are expected today ask a federal judge in Los Angeles to sentence a former attorney with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to almost 30 years in prison for taking bribes from immigrants seeking documentation to remain in America.
Attorney general says Bell officials must disclose pay records
California's attorney general subpoenaed nine present and past Bell city officials Monday, ordering them to turn over their financial records and undergo questioning under oath in a widening investigation into a salary scandal.
Iowa lawyer swims English Channel on 2nd attempt
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A Des Moines lawyer has become the first American to both climb Mt. Everest and swim the English Channel. Charlie Wittmack crossed the 21-mile channel on Sunday. He swam from
SEC, Goldman's Tourre Had Preliminary Settlement Talks, Agency Lawyer Says
The Securities and Exchange Commission and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. official Fabrice Tourre had preliminary settlement talks regarding the agencys lawsuit against him, a government lawyer said today in Manhattan federal court.
Lawyers Declaration
McClelland did, on Sept. 15, file a declaration stating that he had entrusted the preparation of the opposition to his paralegal because of his own busy schedule, and that she told him she had made arrangements with an attorney service in Fresno to e-mail the papers to the service for filing with the court.
Rape threat nixes Khadr confessions: lawyer
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - Omar Khadr's lawyer says the threat of rape and death by an interrogator should render his client's confessions as coerced and unreliable.
Lawyer agrees to work 'Grim Sleeper' case for free
A Los Angeles man suspected of the "Grim Sleeper" slayings of 10 women has a new attorney who says she will work for free.
Connecticut attorney general calls for Craigslist to shut adult section
THE INQUIRER Claims of abuse bring legal action closer
Battle on for Houston lawyer's vintage cars
HOUSTON (AP) - In a hearing filled with harsh accusations and occasional tears, the longtime companion of Houston mega-lawyer John O'Quinn squared off against the managers of his estate over this week's scheduled auction of $5 million worth of vintage cars she says he gave her as tokens of love.
Battle on for Houston lawyer's vintage cars
Associated Press - August 9, 2010 12:34 PM ET HOUSTON (AP) - A judge today sided against the longtime companion of Houston mega-lawyer John O'Quinn in a dispute over the scheduled auction of $5...
Battle on for Houston lawyer's vintage cars
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge today sided against the longtime companion of Houston mega-lawyer John O'Quinn in a dispute over the scheduled auction of $5 million worth of vintage cars she says he gave her -- as tokens of love.
Battle on for Houston lawyer's vintage cars
HOUSTON (AP) - A judge today sided against the longtime companion of Houston mega-lawyer John O'Quinn in a dispute over the scheduled auction of $5 million worth of vintage cars she says he gave her -- as tokens of love.
Attorney General squashes electronic cigarettes in Oregon
Agreement with Smoking Everywhere, Inc. underscores continuous efforts by the Department of Justice to keep unapproved drugs and devices off the market.
Battle on for Houston lawyer's vintage cars
Associated Press - August 9, 2010 12:34 PM ET HOUSTON (AP) - A judge today sided against the longtime companion of Houston mega-lawyer John O'Quinn in a dispute over the scheduled auction of $5...
NY Attorney General subpoenas J.P. Morgan, Citi over 'predatory' health care credit cards
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced Monday he subpoenaed J.P. Morgan and Citigroup over "predatory health care lending" in their credit card units. Last week, Cuomo subpoenaed 14 dental and health care providers that promote CareCredit, a credit card offered by GE Money, in response to hundreds of...
Lawyer agrees to work 'Grim Sleeper' case for free
LOS ANGELES A Los Angeles man suspected of the "Grim Sleeper" slayings of 10 women has a new attorney who says she will work for free.
SEC, Tourre Had Preliminary Talks, Agency Lawyer Says
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. executive director Fabrice Tourre had very preliminary talks with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to settle the agencys civil fraud claims against him, an SEC lawyer said.
Lawyer agrees to work 'Grim Sleeper' case for free
A Los Angeles man suspected of the "Grim Sleeper" slayings of 10 women has a new attorney who says she will work for free.
Attorney files to dismiss murder case
A Superior Court of Guam judge is considering a motion that would dismiss the upcoming trial against Edward Megofna, who was linked to a 1998 murder by DNA evidence in 2007.
Calif. attorney general subpoenas officials' financial records as Bell pay scandal widens
BELL, Calif. - California's attorney general has ordered past and present officials of Bell to turn over their financial records in a widening investigation of a salary scandal in the Los Angeles suburb.
Rape threat renders Khadr confessions useless: lawyer
Omar Khadr's military lawyer said the threat of rape and death by an interrogator should make his client's incriminating statements unreliable and inadmissible in court.
State attorney drops charges against Vero Beach High School teacher
The State Attorneys Office dropped charges Monday against a Vero Beach High School teacher accused of unruly behavior against security staff at a Sebastian night spot, her attorney said.
Lawyer agrees to work 'Grim Sleeper' case for free
The Los Angeles man suspected of the "Grim Sleeper" slayings of 10 women has a new attorney who says she will work for free. Lonnie Franklin Jr. appeared in court Monday with his new attorney and had his arraignment rescheduled for Aug. 23. His lawyer, Louisa... Los Angeles - Grim Sleeper - United States - Arraignment - California
Iran Stoning Lawyer Flees as New Client Faces Execution
An Iranian lawyer who helped orchestrate a campaign to stop one of his clients from being stoned to death in Iran has fled, under threat of arrest, to Norway. It has since emerged that another young man he is defending will likely be executed on dubious charges.
Lawyer agrees to work 'Grim Sleeper' case for free
A private attorney said Monday she would represent a man for free who is accused of killing 10 women in the "Grim Sleeper" killings, even though the case could drag on for three years.
Lawyer: Finance Firms' Suit Against Website Is not Free-Speech Attack
A ruling forcing a website to delay releasing the research findings of financial firms does not attack free speech and would not lead to widespread media attacks, a lawyer for financial companies that sued theflyonthewall.com told a panel of judges from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday. Attorney Bruce Rich noted that several financial services firms sued the website because the ...
Attorney general expands probe of California city officials
California's attorney general on Monday ordered city of Bell officials past and present to turn over financial records and give depositions under oath in coming weeks on high salaries that prompted public protests and resignations.
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Lawyer To Defend 'Grim Sleeper' Suspect For Free
The Los Angeles man suspected of the "Grim Sleeper" slayings of 10 women has a new attorney who says she will work for free.
Laurean attorney files to limit wifes testimony
The attorney for a former Camp Lejeune Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague has filed a motion to limit testimony by the Marines wife. The first-degree murder trial of Cesar Laurean, 23, gets underway today in Wayne County with opposing...
Lawyer Appointed To Special Education Panel
Kelly Neyra, a local lawyer, has been appointed to the state Advisory Council for Special Education.
Carthage attorney, Boylan Foundation President, Jim Spradling dies at 74
Long-time Carthage attorney, and president of a foundation that has funded millions of dollars worth of worthy projects, Jim Spradling died early Monday at the age of 74.
Rights lawyer seeking refuge in Norway
The lawyer defending a woman sentenced to death by stoning in Iran says he has applied for asylum in Norway, but hopes Iranian authorities will allow him eventually to return home.Mohammad Mostafaei said yesterday he chose to...
Lawyer attacks credibility of Smith case witness
Defense attorneys in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial on Monday tried to weaken the credibility of a key prosecution witness by questioning him about a scheme to sell pictures of the former Playboy model's newborn.
Lawyer attacks credibility of Smith case witness
Defense attorneys in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial on Monday tried to weaken the credibility of a key prosecution witness by questioning him about a scheme to sell pictures of the former Playboy model's newborn.
Attorney ordered to court
A Louisville lawyer found to have filed false expert witness disclosures is being ordered to appear in Barren County Circuit Court for not paying the money he was to reimburse a local doctor.
Battle is On For Lawyer's Vintage Cars at Pebble Beach
A judge today sided against the longtime companion of Houston mega-lawyer John O'Quinn in a dispute over the scheduled auction of $5 million worth of vintage cars she says he gave her -- as tokens of love.