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Lawyer says medication tainted 'confession' of priest's alleged killer
MORRISTOWN — The voluntariness of a confession from the custodian charged with murdering the Rev. Edward Hinds last year is suspect because the janitor was in a psychiatric ward and medicated at the time, a defense lawyer said Wednesday.
Gear attorney argues for a new murder trial
ATLANTA - A lawyer for a Bogart man told Georgia's Supreme Court on Wednesday that a new trial is the only way to correct three errors from the first trial that ended with his conviction for fatally shooting a motorcycle rider in the street near his home.
China's blind activist lawyer released from prison
A relative says that a blind, self-taught activist lawyer who documented forced abortions and other abuses has been released from a Chinese prison.
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs’ costs.
China's blind activist lawyer released from prison
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.
Attorney Francis Chester pays fine
STAUNTON — A local attorney has paid court-ordered sanctions of $2,000, ending his legal tug-of-war with an Augusta County circuit judge who reprimanded him in December.
Attorney for Superior mother accused of smothering baby points to SIDS
Superior s Stephanie Rochester looks to her public defender during a charging hearing in June. ( PAUL AIKEN )
Attorney Francis Chester pays fine
STAUNTON — A local attorney has paid court-ordered sanctions of $2,000, ending his legal tug-of-war with an Augusta County circuit judge who reprimanded him in December.
China's blind activist lawyer released from prison
DONGSHIGU VILLAGE, China (AP) - 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.
APNewsBreak: Spears' ex disputes abuse claims
An attorney for Britney Spears' ex-husband called child abuse claims leveled at the singer by a former bodyguard baseless and motivated by money.
Attorney general hopefuls hold nothing back in debate
Left, Democrat Felecia Rotellini and Republican Tom Horne, right, — running for the office of attorney general — squared off in a no-holds-barred debate Wednesday night. Ted Simons, the host for KAET-TV, the Phoenix PBS affiliate, is at the head of the table. (Howard Fischer • Capitol Media Services) By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Democrat Felecia Rotellini said voters ...
Attorney for former prison guard applies for ARD
The attorney for a former Fayette County Prison guard accused of assaulting an inmate last year filed for admission to a pretrial diversionary program on Wednesday. If a judge admits Joseph Yeagley, 35, of Uniontown to the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program, he will serve a probationary term, at the end of which his record will be expunged. Participation in the program does not ...
N.J. attorney general reviewing consultant in Race to the Top application error
New Jersey's attorney general has started a review of the consulting firm that was paid more than $500,000 to help prepare the state's two unsuccessful applications for $400 million in federal Race to the Top educational grants.
Lawyer: Accused Chatham, NJ, priest killer Jose Feliciano's confession is suspect
The voluntariness of an alleged confession from the custodian charged with murdering Rev. Edward Hinds last year is suspect because the janitor was in a psychiatric ward and medicated at the time, a defense lawyer said Wednesday.
Jail for lawyer who stole to feed gambling habit
A former Melbourne lawyer who stole $64,000 from her law firm to feed a gambling addiction has been jailed.
Lawyer to file new motion to declare Mladic 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 says Bradshaw should get a new trial
The trial attorney who represented a Texarkana man sentenced to 50 years for brutally stabbing his wife claims his client should get another shot at justice because he didn’t make an important objection.
Iran arrests prominent lawyer on security charges
Lawyer summoned over accusations of 'propaganda' against Iran, harming security.
Open forum: State's attorney seeks to pass torch to Alsobrooks
I urge you to vote for Angela Alsobrooks to be our next state's attorney. She's an experienced prosecutor, with over five years of trial experience in homicide, rape, domestic violence and child abuse cases.
Lawyer seeks inquest change
The attorney representing the family of Erik Scott, who was shot by police in front of a Costco store in July, on Wednesday served an unusual legal motion asking a judge to let the family view police evidence before an upcoming coroner's inquest.
Iran opposition lawyer detained
A prominent human rights lawyer in Iran, Nasrin Sotoudeh, is detained by the authorities on security charges.
State attorney will be dismissed
In response to calls from the Public Affairs (VV) party to fire Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecká by October, Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil (Civic Democrats) says he will announce within two weeks a plan for replacing Vesecká.
Lawyer for state acquitted of DUI
A Delaware Department of Justice attorney this week was found not guilty of DUI charges in Justice of the Peace Court.
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs’ costs.
Attorney submits summary citing misuse of federal grants
September 9, 2010- Attorney J.K Hage submitted an executive summary of a report that is over 1,000 pages long, citing misuse of federal grant funds by GroWest, as well as lack of oversight.
U.S. Attorney Targets Crimes Against Small Business
Booth Goodwin, the U.S. Attorney for Southern West Virginia, has launched an initiative to fight fraud and embezzlement.
Attorney: Immigrants held illegally in Tennessee jails
NASHVILLE — Immigrants are being held illegally in Tennessee jails for days and even months after they have served their sentences, an attorney who represents some of them claims.
Chinese blind activist lawyer released from prison
A blind, self-taught activist lawyer who documented forced abortions and other abuses was released from a Chinese prison Thursday and promptly confined in his rural village with limited access to communication, a relative said.
Chinese blind activist lawyer released from prison
A blind, self-taught activist lawyer who documented forced abortions and other abuses was released from a Chinese prison Thursday and promptly confined in his rural village with limited access to communication, a relative said.
Chinese blind activist lawyer released from prison
A blind, self-taught activist lawyer who documented forced abortions and other abuses was released from a Chinese prison Thursday and promptly confined in his rural village with limited access to communication, a relative said.
APNewsBreak: Spears' ex disputes abuse claims
An attorney for Britney Spears' ex-husband called child abuse claims leveled at the singer by a former bodyguard baseless and motivated by money.
Chinese blind activist lawyer released from prison
A blind, self-taught activist lawyer who documented forced abortions and other abuses was released from a Chinese prison Thursday and promptly confined in his rural village with limited access to communication, a relative...
Blind Chinese activist lawyer released from prison but promptly confined in rural village
DONGSHIGU VILLAGE, China - A blind, self-taught activist lawyer who documented forced abortions and other abuses was released from a Chinese prison Thursday and promptly confined in his rural village with limited access to communication, a relative said.
Chinese blind activist lawyer released from prison
A blind, self-taught activist lawyer who documented forced abortions and other abuses was released from a Chinese prison Thursday and promptly confined in his rural village with limited access to communication, a relative...
Chinese blind activist lawyer released from prison
A blind, self-taught activist lawyer who documented forced abortions and other abuses was released from a Chinese prison Thursday and promptly confined in his rural village with limited access to communication, a relative...
Blind Chinese activist lawyer released from prison but promptly confined in rural village
Blind activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng returned home Thursday after a four-year prison stint to find that very little had changed — he was cut off from communication, monitored by security agents, his family still harassed and intimidated.
N.L. lawyer calls for 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.
Prominent Human Rights Lawyer Held In Iran
(RTTNews) - A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer is being held in solitary confinement at Tehran's notorious Evin prison after she was arrested on security charges, according to her lawyer.
Blind Chinese activist lawyer released from prison but promptly confined 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 confined in his rural village with limited access t...
Reason for attorney switch unclear
MERIDIAN — When it comes to Bill Ready, Sr.'s replacement by Ronnie Walton as city attorney, everyone seems to have a different story. Ready's last day as city attorney was Tuesday, when the city council voted unanimously to replace him with the law firm of Glover, Young, Walton, and Simmons.
Attorney General
Name: Eric Dinallo Age: 47 Party Affiliation: Democrat Occupation: Ethics Professor, Stern School of Business at New York University
Chinese blind activist lawyer released from prison
A blind, self-taught activist lawyer who documented forced abortions and other abuses was released from a Chinese prison Thursday and promptly confined in his rural village with limited access to communication, a relative said.
Moulin Rouge - Leguizamo Joins New York Attorney General Battle
MOULIN ROUGE! star JOHN LEGUIZAMO has handed New York Attorney General candidate ERIC DINALLO a big boost - he is fronting the politician's campaign ads on TV.The actor is...
Attorney reviews Hilltop development proposal in Cedar Grove
The Cedar Grove Township Council will invite representatives from developer K. Hovnanian and the Essex County Executive to the next public meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 to get further clarification on the pending offer from the developer to construct a 464-unit housing complex on parcel five of the Hilltop property, the site of the old county psychiatric hospital.
Reclusive heiress's attorney lashes out at family
Elderly heiress Huguette Clark's attorney has responded to an effort by her relatives to oust him by ridiculing them as Johnny-come-latelies. Msnbc.com's Bill Dedman reports.
Lawyer completes 5-member Truth Commission
MANILA, Philippines - True to President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s word that other relevant issues have not been sidelined by the probe on the hostage crisis, a lawyer has been chosen to complete the 5-member Truth Commission.
Copper heiress has signed a will, attorney says
Has the reclusive heiress Huguette Clark signed a will? Yes, her attorney says. Msnbc.com's Bill Dedman reports. Bill Dedman - United States - Msnbc.com - Huguette Clark - New York City
Holiday crash lawyer was over the limit
A lawyer killed herself and one of her daughters in a car crash in Devon while more than three times the drink-drive limit, an inquest has heard. Veronica Morley, 47, also had a high level of sedatives in her system when she lost control of her car and crashed into trees down a steep bank.
Ad by attorney general candidate cites praise from Brown, Poloncarz
The battle for Western New York among Democratic candidates for attorney general rages on, with State Sen. Eric T. Schneiderman firing the latest volley.
Constitutional Lawyer: Burning Koran is Protected Speech
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Although the Dove Charismatic Ministries' Burn a Qur'an Day has ignited protests and pleas all over the world, constitutionally United States officials' hands are tied.