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MALDEF attorney withdraws as counsel on ordinance lawsuit
An attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense andEducational Fund has withdrawn as counsel in one of the lawsuitschallenging Fremont's illegal immigration ordinance.
Lawyer For Former Oklahoma Soldier Questions Soldier's Sanity
A lawyer for the Army private from Oklahoma charged with giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client has mental health problems that could avert a court-martial.
Attorney General warns of storm scams
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/01/2010 - 12:14pm. READ MORE: RALEIGH, NC -- Attorney General Roy Cooper today warned consumers to avoid scams related to Hurricane Earl, which forecasters predicted could brush the North Carolina coast later this week.
Ex-attorney suspected of prison heroin-smuggling
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - A retired defense attorney from southern Illinois is jailed in Indiana after being arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle heroin-filled condoms into a federal prison.
WikiLeaks case lawyer questions soldier's sanity
A lawyer for the Army private charged with giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client has mental health problems that could avert a court-martial.
Attorney for WikiLeaks suspect says he's seen no evidence on documents
The attorney for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the accused WikiLeaks leaker, says he doesn't have any information indicating that Manning leaked tens of thousands of pages of documents on the Afghanistan war to the WikiLeaks website.
WikiLeaks case lawyer questions soldier's sanity
A lawyer for the Army private charged with giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client has mental health problems that could avert a court-martial. Wikileaks - Mental health - Julian Assange - Prosecutor - Stockholm
Defense attorney wants DNA evidence excluded from carjack slaying trial
Mount Clemens -- An attorney for one of the defendants in the abduction and murder of a Chesterfield Township man said today he will seek to exclude newly found DNA evidence that linked a bullet fragment to the victim.
Attorney Bremner reverses course, pleads guilty to DUI
Seattle attorney Anne Bremner has pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence.
The California Attorney General is investigating the Dodgers
Thank goodness Jay Gibbons didn't follow through with his promise to donate to the Dodgers team charity! If he did, he might be getting subpoenas right now!The attorney general's office is investigating the compensation the Dodgers Dream Foundation made to...
Cleveland: Continental CEO, lawyer dispute alleged cuts at Hopkins airport
CLEVELAND -- In a statement released Wednesday morning, Continental Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Smisek "reaffirmed Continental's commitment to Cleveland" and denounced legal maneuvers Tuesday by a plaintiffs' lawyer in a Cleveland federal courtroom, saying the documents cited aimed at distorting the facts.
Cardinal's lawyer gives context to leaked tapes
Media portrayals of retired Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels' meeting with a sex abuse victim, the victim's family and the abuser, Bishop Roger Vangheluwe of Brugge, Belgium, have not given a complete picture of what transpired, says the lawyer representing Cardinal Danneels.
ICAC finds senior lawyer engaged in corrupt conduct
THE Independent Commission Against Corruption has found that NSW Maritime's most senior lawyer engaged in corrupt conduct that included forging documents, cheating on her tax and lying repeatedly about a private conveyancing business she ran from her taxpayer-funded office.
State attorney general candidate visits Washington
Growing jobs in Iowa and the federal takeover of health care are two of the issues that convinced Brenna Findley, R, an attorney from Dexter in Dallas County, to seek the state attorney general seat.
Attorney General Warns Citizens About Post-Hurricane Scam Artists
As Hurricane Earl bears down on the coastline, Attorney General Roy Carter warns residents to be careful of scam artists who may take advantage of a storm cleanup effort.
Lawyer in WikiLeaks case raises mental health issues in defence of accused Army private
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - An Army private is undergoing medical tests to determine his mental state in a case alleging he leaked classified material to WikiLeaks, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer cancels hearing on bail for McGuffin
A defense attorney has asked that Thursday's hearing for homicide suspect Nick McGuffin be canceled.
Lawyer: Minto arrested due to politics
Political acitivist John Minto and seven of his fellow protesters were arrested because police did not like their political message about an Israeli tennis player taking part in a New Zealand tournament, a lawyer argued today
Seattle Lawyer Bremner Pleads Guilty To DUI
SEATTLE -- Seattle lawyer Anne Bremner, who has appeared on TV as a consultant in high-profile cases, pleaded guilty Wednesday in King County District Court in Shoreline to drunken driving.
Alaska lawyer Joe Miller knocks off incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski; marking major Tea Party victory
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Backed by the Tea Party Express and Sarah Palin, a little-known conservative lawyer from Alaska became the latest newcomer to the national political stage to take down an incumbent in 2010.
Attorney: Army Disabled Manning's Weapon Prior to Leaks
The Army was so concerned about the mental health of alleged WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning that, prior to the alleged leaks, supervisors removed the bolt from his military weapon, thereby disabling it.
U.S. attorney: Md. Sen. Ulysses Currie has been indicted
ANNAPOLIS — The U.S. attorney’s office says state Sen. Ulysses Currie has been indicted. The U.S. attorney’s office said Wednesday that Currie, who chairs the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee, has been indicted on charges that include conspiracy, bribery, extortion, mail fraud and making false statements. The 73-year-old Currie had been under federal investigation for more than [...]
U.S. Attorney: Sen. Ulysses Currie Is Indicted
The U.S. attorney's office says state Sen. Ulysses Currie has been indicted.
Alaska lawyer Joe Miller knocks off incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski; marking major Tea Party victory
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Backed by the Tea Party Express and Sarah Palin, a little-known conservative lawyer from Alaska became the latest newcomer to the national political stage to take down an incumbent in 2010.
Marion attorney admits to smuggling drugs multiple times
A retired Marion attorney has admitted to smuggling drugs several times into an Indiana prison.
Alaska lawyer Joe Miller knocks off incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski; marking major Tea Party victory
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Backed by the Tea Party Express and Sarah Palin, a little-known conservative lawyer from Alaska became the latest newcomer to the national political stage to take down an incumbent in 2010.
NEW: Wood River Township attorney resigns post
ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS - Wood River Township Attorney Donald L. Smith announced his resignation Tuesday night. Smith presented the Township Board with a letter prior to the meeting.
Lawyer in WikiLeaks case raises mental health issues in defence of accused Army private
An Army private is undergoing medical tests to determine his mental state in a case alleging he leaked classified material to WikiLeaks, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney for Lapeer County medical marijuana dispensary says search used by authorities to point out problems with the ...
DRYDEN, Michigan -- Jim Rasor, a Royal Oak attorney representing the owner of Compassionate Care Center of Michigan, says he believes Lapeer County officials are using a Tuesday raid of the center to show problems with Michigan's medical marijuana law."It...
1st negative ad runs in RI attorney general race
State Rep. Peter Kilmartin put out a negative TV ad in his campaign for attorney general on Wednesday that attacks his Democratic primary opponents with questionable claims. Rhode Island - Attorney general - United States - Politics - Recreation and Sports
Lawsuit Over Missing $1.35 Million Corot Painting Is Dropped, Lawyer Says
A lawsuit over a Corot painting valued at $1.35 million reported missing from a New York bar will be dropped, the lawyer for the owner said.
Oklahoma attorney general seeks lift of execution stay
Attorney General Drew Edmondson has asked a federal judge to lift a stay of execution in the case of convicted killer Jeffrey David Matthews.
Continental Must Explain Contradictory Testimony in UAL Case, Lawyer Says
Continental Airlines Inc. must explain contradictory testimony in a lawsuit over its proposed merger with UAL Corp., a lawyer in the case told a judge.
Attorney: Son Of Political Activist Innocent In 'Mafia-Like' Charges
Four people accused of running a "mafia-like" organization in Penn Hill appeared in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.
WR city attorney offers to pay investigation’s cost overrun
WARNER ROBINS — City Attorney Jim Elliott wrote in a memo to the mayor and City Council he will personally pay more than $500 for an outside investigation that looked into harassment claims made against the Warner Robins Police Department by an employee.
Attorney: Senility not enough for insanity plea
Murder suspect Clifford W. Beach's defense attorney, Reese Wineman, said his client will need to be interviewed about "the events of this day."
Allegan lawyer has license suspended
ALLEGAN, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – An Allegan lawyer accused of fraud has had his license suspended. John Watts pleaded no contest to charging an illegal fee without explaining what it was for. Watts is also facing criminal charges of embezzlement and auto theft.
Lawyer: DNA in rape trial contaminated
Nineteen-year-old Kendrick Morris is on trial for the first of two rape cases; his public defenders say the DNA against him was contaminated and should be questioned.
Attorney for Carmel HS player: Postpone trial
An attorney for one former Carmel High School basketball player accused of attacking younger students has asked that his client's trial be postponed.
Hicks's ex-lawyer wins justice award
The man who was David Hicks's lawyer, Stephen Kenny, has won a Justice Award from the Law Society of South Australia.
Attorney Won't Face Trial on Theft Charge
A theft charge filed against an attorney who represented a Wichita County Jail escapee in a sexual assault case last week will not result in a trial.
Attorney General Candidate Ken Hodges Stops in Macon
If elected, the 44-year old says he'll work to address the needs of all of Georgia not just Atlanta.
Alachua signs city attorney to new, 2-year contract after she lowers fee to $120,000
Alachua signs city attorney to new, 2-year contract after she lowers fee to $120,000 By Ronald Dupont Jr. Herald Editor
WA State Attorney General Rob McKenna
Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna speaks at the Boys and Girls Club event Tuesday.
Williamson County attorney sends cease and desist order to IT director
Williamson County attorney Jana Duty has sent a cease and desist order to the county's IT director. She is demanding he remove computer spyware she claims is monitoring her employees' use of the Internet. Duty says the information that flows through her office is attorney-client privileged. County commissioners deny her allegations
U.S. attorney: State Sen. Ulysses Currie indicted
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - State Sen. Ulysses Currie, chairman of a legislative committee that steers $32 billion in state spending, is accused of illegally using his influence to benefit a grocery store chain, the U.S. attorney's office announced Wednesday.
Lawyer wants stay of extradition case against University of Ottawa prof wanted in Paris synagogue bombing
The lawyer for a university professor accused of a terrorist bombing says he will seek to have the case against Hassan Diab thrown out after he failed to have new handwriting evidence allegedly linking his client to the deadly 1980 blast tossed.
Application to strike out test case on non-Muslim syarie lawyer
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 16:49:00 KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) has applied to strike out a test case where a non-Muslim counsel is challenging the requirement that a syarie lawyer in Kuala Lumpur must be a Muslim. The case was mentioned in chambers in front of High Court udge Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh this morning. He set Sept 20 for the case ...
Judge Picks New Attorney In Pittsburgh Cop Slaying
A judge has appointed a new attorney to represent a man accused of killing three Pittsburgh police officers.
Lawyer wants stay of extradition case against University of Ottawa prof wanted in Paris synagogue bombing
The lawyer for a university professor accused of a terrorist bombing says he will seek to have the case against Hassan Diab thrown out after he failed to have new handwriting evidence allegedly linking his client to the deadly 1980 blast tossed.