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Lawyer: Even at public event 1st Amendment has limits
A recent candidates’ forum got pretty heated but not between the candidates; instead, it was when a member of the audience claimed he was punched for filming the event.
Attorney General appoints five new judges to provincial court
Attorney General Mike de Jong has appointed five new judges to the provincial court in an effort to ease a dire shortage on the bench.
Details still unraveling in bizarre lawyer death
A Farmington Hills woman was charged Friday with second-degree murder, manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license in her husband's death, a case so unusual police say there is "much work to be done" before it can be unraveled.
British attorney urges Jamaica to adjust libel laws
BRITISH attorney Mark Stephens has suggested that Jamaican lawmakers further adjust the country's libel laws in light of legislation passed last month by the United states which effectively allows them to ignore any libel judgements from Jamaica.
Child murder suspect Duncan calls for a lawyer
An already condemned child killer who is currently representing himself against charges stemming from the kidnap- murder of a Beaumont boy now says he wants a lawyer, a public defender confirmed Friday.
Attorney: Gang's gun keeper not 'a monster'
The mother of a 21-year-old DePaul University student sat in court Friday, watching a silent, grainy surveillance video that captured her son's life coming to an end in a hail of bullets. And when the video was over, Joy McCormack rushed sobbing from the courtroom -- on the first day of trial for the man accused of supplying the murder weapon, Berly "Billy" Valladares.
Connecticut massacre: Defence lawyer's extraordinary attempt to offer 'solace' to family as he denies daughter was raped
A lawyer denied his client was responsible for rape yesterday in an extraordinary attempt to offer some ‘small solace’ to the devastated family of the Connecticut home invasion victims.
Claims against Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz piling up
An alleged victim of domestic violence has told Gannett Wisconsin Media that Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz offered to help her with a victim impact statement in exchange for sex.
Office of Lawyer Regulation to reconsider ruling in Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz texting case
Wisconsins Office of Lawyer Regulation said Friday it would reconsider whether Calumet County Dist. Atty. Ken Kratz committed professional misconduct by sending sexually suggestive text messages to the victim in a domestic violence case he was prosecuting.
Office of Lawyer Regulation to reconsider Kratz ruling
Wisconsins Office of Lawyer Regulation said Friday it would reconsider whether Calumet County Dist. Atty. Ken Kratz committed professional misconduct by sending sexually suggestive text messages to the victim in a domestic violence case he was prosecuting.
Attorney: Former Fond du Lac High School teacher embarrassed by sexual assault charges
Nearly four months after allegations first surfaced, a former Fond du Lac High School coach and teacher has appeared in court on charges that he had a sexual relationship with a student.
Local attorney died Thursday
Robert A. Huffaker, a share holder in the Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett law firm, died Thursday, according to one of the firm's representatives.
District Attorney's Office releases finding on 2008 shooting involving sheriff's candidate
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – This week, more than two and a half years after an on-duty shooting that involved a sheriff's candidate, the Lake County District Attorney's Office issued a final finding on the incident.
Schuette, Leyton spar in attorney general race debate
East Lansing -- Attorney general candidates Bill Schuette and David Leyton went after each other with gusto Friday in their first and likely only debate.
Supreme Court: King can stop pharmacy suits
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday that state Attorney General Troy King can stop a lawsuit where a county district attorney accused pharmacy companies of substituting generic drugs for name-brand prescriptions without a doctor's approval.
Details still unraveling in bizarre lawyer death
A Farmington Hills woman was charged Friday with second-degree murder, manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license in her husband's death, a case so unusual police say there is "much work to be done" before it can be unraveled.
Lindsay's lawyer asks for appeal
The troubled actress could spend the next month in jail if the ruling is not overturned. Brianna Gunter After Judge Elden Fox decided to send her client to jail rather than be lenient, the lawyer of troubled actress Lindsay Lohan filed for an appeal. Shawn Chapman Holley, Lohan’s lawyer, filled out the paperwork for the appeal quickly after Judge Fox’s decision. According to TMZ, Holley says the ...
Lawyer: Anti-crime group's politics create concerns
A local attorney contends the anti-crime advocacy group CharMeck Court Watch should no longer conduct business on city property because it has endorsed political candidates on its website.
Three suspects re-arrested over missing Indian tycoon
KUALA LUMPUR – A lawyer, his brother and another suspect have been re-arrested for the murder Indian millionaire A. Muthuraja ( pic ), Federal CID deputy director Deputy Comm Hadi Ho Abdullah said on Saturday.
Poll: Calif. attorney general, lt. gov races close
A new Field Poll shows the races for California attorney general and lieutenant governor are about even, with many voters still undecided.
Poll: Calif. attorney general, lt. gov races close
A new Field Poll shows the races for California attorney general and lieutenant governor are about even, with many voters still undecided. In the attorney general's race, the poll says Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, a Republican, has 35... Los Angeles - California - Los Angeles County California - Steve Cooley - Law
Lawyer wants ICAC to review MP assault case
THE barrister for US singer Mario Norman, who is accused of assaulting an MP, wants the case to be reviewed by the Independent Commission Against Corruption or the Police Integrity Commission.
Lawyer wants ICAC to review MP assault case
THE barrister for US singer Mario Norman, who is accused of assaulting an MP, wants the case to be reviewed by the Independent Commission Against Corruption or the Police Integrity Commission.
District attorney's office move to finish Monday
The Marion County District Attorney's Office expects its move to a new location to be complete Monday.
County attorney says injured workers in Neb. cold-storage shootings may have been targeted
Three employees wounded in a shooting this week at a cold-storage warehouse in southeast Nebraska don't appear to be random victims, a prosecutor said Saturday.
Inmate's lawyer questions sudden scheduling of his execution in weeks before election
SAN FRANCISCO - Lawyers for death row inmate Albert Greenwood Brown point to election-year politics as the reason their client was suddenly scheduled for a lethal injection this week after a five-year execution hiatus in the state.
Attorney General, Lt. Gov Races Polling Close
A new Field Poll shows the races for California attorney general and lieutenant governor are about even, with many voters still undecided.
South Florida divorce lawyer's commercial goes viral
South Florida divorce lawyer's commercial goes viral
Lawyer questions CA execution set before election
San Quentin Prison's warden walked to the death row cell of Albert Greenwood Brown on Aug. 31 and read a warrant informing him of his scheduled execution this week.
Canyon News - Attorney Accused Of “Witness Tampering” Sentenced
SHERMAN OAKS—On September 21, a Sherman Oaks attorney was sentenced in a “witness-tampering” stalking case, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
Lawyer questions CA execution set before election
San Quentin Prison's warden walked to the death row cell of Albert Greenwood Brown on Aug. 31 and read a warrant informing him of his scheduled execution this week.
Lawyer questions CA execution set before election
San Quentin Prison's warden walked to the death row cell of Albert Greenwood Brown on Aug. 31 and read a warrant informing him of his scheduled execution this week.
Lawyer questions CA execution set before election
In this June 2007 photo released by the California Department of Corrections is condemned inmate Albert Greenwood Brown. Brown is scheduled to die at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif., on Sept. 29 for the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Riverside County girl abducted on her way home from school in 1980. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections)
Charges Filed In Reservoir Road Fire
The district attorney in Larimer County has filed charges against the man accused of starting the Reservoir Road Fire earlier this month.
Attorney: Purple Heart Organization defamed him
Coast attorney Henry Cook says his integrity has been challenged by an organization called the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Cook maintains the group is not using donated funds the way it should. Jeff Lawson reports.
High-priced lawyer sues former client, then agrees to pay him $102,000
Glenn C. Lewis is an acknowledged titan of the D.C. area divorce bar, a former president of the Virginia Bar Association who boasts that he is the most expensive lawyer in the region: $850 an hour. He has an impressive office in the District and an array of high-profile clients. Lawyer - Law - Business - Services - Law firm
More train action possible: lawyer
[ABC] - Train drivers have not ruled out further industrial action, if they are unable to settle a wage dispute with the State Government.85 train drivers failed to turn up to work on Friday, causing long delays ...
Attorney Appeals Decision in Palin Email Hacking
There's new information about the case involving a Tennessee college student hacking into Sarah Palin's e-mail account.
20. Trio rearrested over Indian millionaire's death
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer, his brother and another suspect whose remand order ended Saturday have been rearrested — this time for the disappearance of Indian millionaire A. Muthuraja.
Cyril police chief feuds with Caddo County district attorney; threatens to divide town
A bitter feud between two of the top law enforcement agents in the southwest Oklahoma town of Cyril is dividing the community and making it difficult to fight crime. Caddo County District Attorney Bret Burns says Cyril Police Chief Larry Pewitt uses bad judgment and exceeds his authority. Pewitt and his supporters say the allegations are silly, and Burns should worry about doing his own job.
State Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris touts her experience
Kamala Harris, the Democratic candidate for state attorney general, touted her experience in linking education and crime prevention during a town hall meeting in San Bernardino on Saturday afternoon.
Lawyer questions CA execution set before election
San Quentin Prison's warden walked to the death row cell of Albert Greenwood Brown on Aug. 31 and read a warrant informing him of his scheduled execution this week.
Westboro attorney, Richmond lawyer set to debate
An attorney for Westboro Baptist Church will face a Richmond lawyer in a mock Supreme Court argument over a hate-speech case this afternoon at the VCU Student Commons Theater.
Attorney group works to free prisoners
When newly elected Harrison County Circuit Clerk Gayle Parker was organizing an office in early 1992, she decided to keep a piece of criminal evidence most new clerks would have thrown away.
Attorney’s daughter: Nursing home mistreated dad
Attorney Don Brown spent his life fighting for justice for clients facing criminal charges, and Brown’s daughter now is seeking what she believes would be justice for her father after his death.
Seymour, Brant reconciled at lawyer's
The Stephanie Seymour-Peter Brant reconciliation came about Sunday at a secret meeting in the Hartford, Conn., offices of Connecticut divorce lawyer Anne Dranginis, who repped...
Attorney’s daughter: Nursing home mistreated dad
Attorney Don Brown spent his life fighting for justice for clients facing criminal charges, and Brown’s daughter now is seeking what she believes would be justice for her father after his death.
Attorney general hopefuls seek to distance themselves from Blumenthal
A debate Thursday between the two candidates for attorney general was as much about the man who now holds the seat — Democrat Richard Blumenthal — as it was about the candidates themselves.
Lawyer has made his fortune, now he sells barbecue
Phil Stephenson made a fortune in the oil business, then got a chance to fulfill a longtime dream of owning a Texas barbecue restaurant.
Attorney general opposes AT&T layoffs
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday protested to the state Department of Public Utility Control, asking the panel to reject AT&T’s plan to lay off 151 workers in the state.