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Wapello County attorney resigns, but name will stay on election ballot
An unexpected resignation is creating a bit of confusion. This Friday, Wapello County Attorney Allen Cook will work his last day as the county’s top prosecutor.
Blind activist lawyer set to be released in China
Police prepared Wednesday for the release from prison of a blind, self-taught activist lawyer in much the same way they treated him before his jailing four years ago: putting his family under surveillance and ringing his rural east China home with plainclothes security personnel.
Blind activist lawyer set to be released in China
BEIJING, China - Police prepared Wednesday for the release from prison of a blind, self-taught activist lawyer in much the same way they treated him before his jailing four years ago: putting his family under surveillance and ringing his rural east China home with plainclothes security personnel.
Heavy security surrounds home of blind Chinese activist lawyer as prison term comes to end
Police prepared Wednesday for the release from prison of a blind, self-taught activist lawyer in much the same way they treated him before his jailing four years ago: putting his family under su...
Blind activist lawyer set to be released in China
Police prepared Wednesday for the release from prison of a blind, self-taught activist lawyer in much the same way they treated him before his jailing four years ago: putting his family under surveillance and ringing his...
Blind activist lawyer set to be released in China
Police prepared Wednesday for the release from prison of a blind, self-taught activist lawyer in much the same way they treated him before his jailing four years ago: putting his family under surveillance and ringing his...
Blind activist lawyer set to be released in China
Police prepared Wednesday for the release from prison of a blind, self-taught activist lawyer in much the same way they treated him before his jailing four years ago: putting his family under surveillance and ringing his...
Convicted lawyer Arriola is disbarred
The Superior Court has disbarred lawyer Joseph Aldan Arriola from practicing in CNMI courts, following his conviction in federal court of stealing over $600,000 from a deceased's estate.
Blind Chinese activist lawyer released from prison but promptly locked down in rural village
A blind, self-taught activist lawyer who documented forced abortions and other abuses was released from a Chinese prison Thursday and promptly locked down in his rural village with no access to communication, a relative said.
Johnson named new District Attorney
On Tuesday, August 10, Governor Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of Jackie Johnson as district attorney of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit. The vacancy was created by the appointment of Stephen Kelley to the Superior Court of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit.
Lawyer Wants Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber Cartoon Strip Pulled
A lawyer for pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has threatened legal action against comic book creators over a series of unauthorized cartoon str...
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Blind activist lawyer set to be released in China
Police prepared Wednesday for the release from prison of a blind, self-taught activist lawyer in much the same way they treated him before his jailing four years ago: putting his family under surveillance and ringing his rural east China home with plainclothes security personnel.
Eric Holder Tells Religious Leaders Burning Korans Is 'Dangerous'
Attorney General Eric Holder said in a private meeting with religious leaders Tuesday that a Florida pastor's plan to burn Korans was "idiotic and dangerous." Eric Holder - Attorney general - United States - Florida - Pastor
Michael Chinman: The District Attorney should think like a prosecutor
The District Attorney should be an experienced prosecutor. That’s why I’m running for Norfolk County District Attorney. My 15 years as a full-time prosecutor, including a decade of trials in Superior Court, standing up for victims of the most heinous crimes, distinguishes me from my politician opponents, who have over 40 years combined on Beacon Hill.
Husband's attorney proclaims self-defense in case of wife’s stabbing death
A West Bloomfield Township man accused of stabbing his wife is headed for trial.
Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber's Lawyer Threatens Comic Bosses
A lawyer working for Lady GaGa and Justin Bieber has threatened legal action against comic book creators...
Clemens Lawyer Argues That McNamee's Defamation Suit Should Be Thrown Out
A lawyer for Roger Clemens urged a judge to throw out a lawsuit in which the former Major League Baseball pitcher is accused of defamation by his onetime trainer, Brian McNamee.
Attorney dies on North Cascades peak
MARBLEMOUNT - Seattle attorney John Arum, who died during a hike last week in North Cascades National Park, had worked for the Colville Confederated Tribes.
Jay Mariotti in the Clear? Report Claims Los Angeles County District Attorney Won’t Pursue Charges
According to the Beverley Hills Courier, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office decided on Tuesday it would not pursue a criminal case against Jay Mariotti. Last month, Mariotti was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault for an incident allegedly involving his girlfriend. The Courier also reported that the Mariotti case was referred to the [...]
L.A. County District Attorney does not pursue felony criminal charges against ESPN's Jay Mariotti
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office did not pursue felony criminal charges on Tuesday against ESPN sports personality Jay Mariotti, who was arrested last month on suspicion of domestic assault against his girlfriend."We reviewed the case for filing consideration and determined based on the evidence it was consistent with misdemeanor charges," said Shiara Davila-Morales, a ...
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Lawyer: plot to kill DA 'jailhouse bragging'
Associated Press - September 8, 2010 11:04 AM ET DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A lawyer for a man being held at the Houston County jail says any discussion involving his client of plans to kill District...
Lawyer: plot to kill DA 'jailhouse bragging'
Associated Press - September 8, 2010 11:04 AM ET DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A lawyer for a man being held at the Houston County jail says any discussion involving his client of plans to kill District...
Ridgely attorney reinstated
Ridgely attorney Guy Steven Davis was allowed Tuesday to begin practicing law again. The Tennessee Supreme Court reinstated his law license, some four years after it had been suspended. Nancy Jones,...
NEWS: Ace Attorney Investigations Sequel Announced
Famitsu reveals details on the sequel to the Ace Attorney spin-off. This week's Famitsu reveals that a sequel to Ace Attorney Investigations is in the works. Scans have surfaced in advance of the magazine's publication date showing the title "Gyakuten Kenji 2" for DS on the contents page. The feature pages from the issue have also found their way online, but currently the only source is a ...
Assange Asks For New Lawyer, Denies Blaming CIA
Tootech writes "Julian Assange has requested a new lawyer to represent him during a rape investigation in Sweden because his previous brief, Leif Silbersky, was not engaged enough with the case. Assange wants Bjorn Hurtig to represent him as authorities continue to investigate the allegations, according to AP. Assange told Sweden's TV4 that he had never blamed the CIA for the "smears"" Read more ...
Update: Attorney general promises to clean up SBI crime lab
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general appointed an interim director of the embattled state-run crime lab today to review the department for problems like those found in a unit that analyzes blood. read more
Busy summer for Goshen County Attorney’s Office
Goshen County Attorney Patrick Korell and his office opened approximately 70 cases during July and August, making for a somewhat hectic time at the courthouse.
Nye County district attorney arrested again
PAHRUMP (AP) — A rural Nevada district attorney is in trouble again after an overnight arrest on a drunken driving charge.
District attorney to address future of Fallowfield police force
In May, supervisors Olga Woodward and Earl Sadler voted to eliminate the police force when the union contract expires at year's end. Supervisor Dave Ekves voted to retain the force.
NC Attorney General: Major Changes At Crime Lab
North Carolina's attorney general wants to audit several sections of the embattled State Bureau of Investigation's crime lab.
Wapello County attorney resigns, but name will stay on election ballot
An unexpected resignation is creating a bit of confusion. This Friday, Wapello County Attorney Allen Cook will work his last day as the county’s top prosecutor. Cook has submitted his letter of resignation to the Wapello County Board of Supervisors, but the resignation brings some tough questions. “A problem created by that [...]
Alamance Co. Attorney Accused of Breaking the Law
An Alamance County attorney is accused of obstructing a federal investigation,according to the Burlington Times News.
Lawyer: Accused Chatham, NJ, priest killer Jose Feliciano's confession is suspect
The voluntariness of an alleged confession made by the custodian charged with murdering Rev. Edward Hinds last year is suspect because the janitor was in a psychiatric ward and possibly medicated at the time, a defense lawyer said today.
Lawyer: Accused Chatham, NJ, priest killer Jose Feliciano's confession is suspect
The voluntariness of an alleged confession made by the custodian charged with murdering Rev. Edward Hinds last year is suspect because the janitor was in a psychiatric ward and possibly medicated at the time, a defense lawyer said today.
Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett arrested again
Nye County District Attorney Bob Beckett was arrested on a suspicion of drunken driving Tuesday night.
Lawyer for victims of N.L. chopper crash urges separate offshore safety agency
A lawyer for the families of those who died in a helicopter crash off Newfoundland says a separate offshore safety agency should be considered.
Lawyer for fugitive Ratko Mladic's family to refile motion to declare him officially dead
The lawyer for the family of Europe's top war crimes fugitive, Ratko Mladic, will file a new motion to declare him officially dead, after a previous bid was rejected for procedural reasons.
Lawyer for man accused of slaying Chatham priest says medication influenced confession
Jose Feliciano, 64, was in a Morristown psychiatric hospital when he admitted to the stabbing death of Rev. Edward Hinds
Attorney General Koster sues Sirius XM Radio for violations of Missouri no-call laws
Temporary restraining order against Sirius XM obtained.
Attorney: Immigrants held illegally in Tenn. jails
Associated Press - September 8, 2010 1:25 PM ET NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville attorney says immigrants are being held illegally in Tennessee jails for days and even months after they have...
Family of slain Yale grad student may sue school
A lawyer for the family of a slain Yale University graduate student says they are considering suing the school over its hiring of the suspect and the way Yale officials looked into her disappearance.
New attorney appointed in Osborne murder case
OSBORNE -- Concordia lawyer Nels Noel will take over as defense attorney in the murder case pending against Delbert McBroom.
SEC slaps Nacchio's wrist, attorney says
DENVER, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has let convicted Qwest executive Joe Nacchio off with a slap on the wrist, a former SEC attorney said. Joseph Nacchio - Qwest - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission - Business - Insider trading
Ace Attorney Investigations 2 announced, coming to TGS
Sure, the weather in Tokyo may be frightful right now, but there's good reason to fly over for TGS. The latest issue of Famitsu has revealed a sequel to Edgeworth-starring adventure Ace Attorney Investigations . According to a Siliconera report, Capcom's new courtroom caper will include new kinds of game systems, including one that's supposedly chess-like. (How appropriate!) Further ...
Fed Lawyer: No 'Plan B' If Barclays's Lehman Buy Fell Through
Fed Lawyer: No 'Plan B' If Barclays's Lehman Buy Fell Through
NC Attorney General: Changes Needed at Crime Lab
 North Carolina's attorney general wants to audit several sections of the embattled State Bureau of Investigation's crime lab.
Belgium failed to stop Tutsi massacre in Rwanda: lawyer
Belgian troops left 2,000 Tutsi refugees to the mercy of Hutu militiamen who hacked and machine-gunned them to death at the start of Rwanda's 1994 genocide, a lawyer for survivors said on Wednesday.
Resident challenges county to change attorney rules
A heated discussion between candidate for county attorney Greg Goddard and April Poley ensued during the Johnson County Board of Commissioner’s regular meeting Tuesday morning over an e-mail that was sent out last weekend to various Johnson County residents.