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AP source: Obama to tap NY lawyer for DC circuit
President Barack Obama is nominating an attorney from New York County's district attorney's office to a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Waller County District Attorney
Waller County District Attorney’s Office felony cases disposed of July/August 2010:
With sudden opponent, Attorney General pledges 'different Martha Coakley' on trail
Still smarting from a momentous defeat in January’s U.S. Senate special election, Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley is fighting on two fronts in her race for reelection: against Republican Jim McKenna, an unexpected write-in candidate who won enough votes to appear on the November ballot, and for the support of a public that soured on her, electing Republican Scott Brown to succeed Ted ...
Lawyer: Baby left to starve after mother murdered
A man charged in the grisly murders of three members of a California family left the only survivor, a baby girl, to starve near the body of her mother, whose head was nearly severed in the attack, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Minnie Mouse metaphor gets laugh in Black's appeal
An attorney for Conrad Black invoked a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling and Disney character Minnie Mouse in asking appellate judges on Wednesday to toss the former media mogul's 2007 conviction and keep him out of prison for good.
Minnie Mouse metaphor gets laugh in Black's appeal
An attorney for Conrad Black invoked a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling and Disney character Minnie Mouse in asking appellate judges on Wednesday to toss the former media mogul's 2007 conviction and keep him out of prison for good.
Lawyer: Baby left to starve after mother murdered
A man charged in the grisly murders of three members of a California family left the only survivor, a baby girl, to starve near the body of her mother, whose head was nearly severed in the attack, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Baby left to starve after mother murdered
A man charged in the grisly murders of three members of a California family left the only survivor, a baby girl, to starve near the body of her mother, whose head was nearly severed in the attack, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Lawyer will know by next week if he will continue representing Hassan
Muzzammil A. "Mo" Hassan's latest attorney told the trial judge today he will know by early in the coming week whether he will continue representing Hassan in the murder case.
Lawyer's Mistake May Land Him In Jail
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A lawyer on Orange County's payroll is in big trouble Wednesday. Joel Blitch was working on the lawsuit to get the county millions more in tourism taxes from Expedia and Orbitz travel websites.
Lawyer: Baby left to starve after mother murdered
A man charged in the grisly murders of three members of a California family left the only survivor, a baby girl, to starve near the body of her mother, whose head was nearly severed in the attack, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Baby left to starve after mother slain
A man charged in the grisly murders of three members of a California family left the only survivor, a baby girl, to starve near the body of her mother, a prosecutor said Wednesday. California - Lawyer - Murder - United States - Prosecuting Attorneys
Disbarred lawyer also gets suspension, ordered to pay all costs
A Chattanooga lawyer has been hit with a one-year suspension for failing to “properly administer and close an estate,” according to a press release.
Altering of McCourts' marital agreement not grounds for throwing it out, attorney argues
Jamie McCourt had no interest in an ownership share of the Dodgers and is trying to get one now by diverting the attention of the court to a lawyer's mistake, an attorney for Frank McCourt argued Wednesday. Jamie is staking...
Attorney: Woman Robbed Bank to Help Support Pregnant Daughter
Get Breaking News Text Alerts : Text NEWS To 37798 HARTFORD – A 48-year-old woman who robbed a bank in Farmington in April to help support her pregnant daughter and pay for bills was sentenced in Superior Court Wednesday to eight years in prison, suspended after 25 months and followed by three years of probation.
Obama taps NY lawyer for DC circuit
President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated the general counsel for the Manhattan district attorney's office to a vacancy on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Lawyer gets continuance of contempt hearing
NEW HAVEN (AP) -- A Connecticut judge is giving an attorney more time to explain why he shouldn't be held in contempt for speaking publicly about the cases of two men charged with killing a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion.
Conn. lawyer gets delay in contempt hearing
A Connecticut judge is giving an attorney more time to explain why he shouldn't be held in contempt for speaking publicly about the cases of two men charged with killing a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion. Connecticut - Lawyer - United States - Home invasion - Health
Lawyer gets continuance of contempt hearing
NEW HAVEN (AP) -- A Connecticut judge is giving an attorney more time to explain why he shouldn't be held in contempt for speaking publicly about the cases of two men charged with killing a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion.
Attorney General orders review of private school charity rules
Controversial rules forcing private schools to offer free places to poor pupils could be scrapped after doubts were raised by the Government's top law officer.
Attorney: Bristol Palin only ate at Alaska bar
A Palin family attorney is defending as legal Bristol Palin's appearance at an Anchorage establishment where her "Dancing with the Stars" partner Mark Ballas performed.
Fort Smith Attorney Testifies at Senate Confirmation Hearing for Arkansas Judgeship
Fort Smith Attorney Paul K. "P.K." Holmes, III testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday afternoon during a confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C. In April, Holmes was nominated by President Barack Obama to be a U.S. District Judge for Western Arkansas.
Attorney Wants Hearing On Possible Contempt Charge Postponed
Donovan Asks For 13-Day Continuance But Doesn't Say Why Get Breaking News Text Alerts : Text NEWS To 37798 An attorney for Joshua Komisarjevsky, charged in the Cheshire home-invasion killings, is asking a judge to postpone a court hearing that will determine whether the attorney should face contempt of court charges for violating a gag order.
Lawyer to face additional criminal charges in child porn case
The Crown intends to lay additional criminal charges against a Timmins criminal lawyer currently accused of possession of child pornography. The prospect of additional charges being laid was confirmed by both prosecution and defence attorneys in Timmins provincial court Wednesday.[...]
Six workers subpoenaed in feds' probe of Cook County's human resources office
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's office spent three years investigating Cook County's human resources office before closing the probe in 2009, according to court documents filed Wednesday.One county official said no charges were ever brought, but Fitzgerald spokesman Randall Samborn refused to comment on the case.The documents filed Wednesday show six employees were subpoenaed and questioned ...
Lawyer to face additional criminal charges in child porn case
The Crown intends to lay additional criminal charges against a Timmins criminal lawyer currently accused of possession of child pornography. The prospect of additional charges being laid was confirmed by both prosecution and defence attorneys in Timmins provincial court Wednesday.[...]
Sentence Modification Backed By Waterbury State's Attorney Comes Under Scrutiny
WATERBURY — Waterbury State's Attorney John Connelly approved a rare sentence modification in 2008 for the relative of an NBA basketball player from Waterbury — cutting six months off a three-year jail term that already had been significantly reduced — and now federal authorities are asking why.
O.C. district attorney investigating disturbance between Assemblyman Norby and his wife
The Orange County district attorney is reviewing a case involving a family disturbance between Assemblyman Chris Norby and his wife to determine whether criminal charges should be filed. The case stems from a Sept. 2 incident in which Fullerton police...
Lawyer for Whitman Accuser Gave Money to Brown
Explosive charges on the campaign trail today, leveled by prominent Los Angeles attorney, Gloria Allred. Allred is well known in California politics and always seems to be in the spotlight – especially around election time.
Lawyer: Tyler Clementi commits suicide after Rutgers dorm sex tape broadcast
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey college student committed suicide the day after authorities say two fellow students surreptitiously recorded him having sex in his dorm room and broadcast it over the Internet.
Six workers subpoenaed in feds' probe of Cook County's human resources office
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's office spent three years investigating Cook County's human resources office before closing the probe in 2009, according to court documents filed Wednesday.One county official said no charges were ever brought, but Fitzgerald spokesman Randall Samborn refused to comment on the case. The documents filed Wednesday show six employees were subpoenaed and questioned ...
Man Plots to Kill Dakota Co. Attorney
For years, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom has been one of the most visible prosecutors in Minnesota, but investigators say someone was plotting to kill him.
Attorney defends Bristol Palin's bar stop
An attorney is defending as lawful "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Bristol Palin's appearance at an Anchorage bar and grill last week.
Lawyer Russell Takasugi accused in probate documents of taking $500,000 from estate
The lawyer son of late assemblyman and Oxnard mayor Nao Takasugi has been accused in probate documents of wrongly taking more than $500,000 from the estate of an elderly client.
Lawyer: Whitman ‘exploited’ undocumented housekeeper
Lawyer: Whitman ‘exploited’ undocumented housekeeper Combined News Services Updated Sep 29, 2010 11:31PM MDT San Jose, Calif. • A lawyer for Meg Whitman’s former housekeeper said the Republican candidate knew the woman was likely an undocumented immigrant for years and only fired her after she launched her campaign for governor. Attorney Gloria Allred said Wednesday that the housekeeper, Nicky ...
State suspends lawyer
Richard Corcoran, a local lawyer and part-time assistant public defender for Cambria County, has been suspended from the practice of law for five years for serious violations of professional conduct.
City attorney Bill Monahan named as Milwaukie manager
Milwaukie's council voted unanimously to name City Attorney Bill Monahan to the city's top staff position in a special session on Tuesday. Monahan's resume includes being a city attorney for West Linn and King City. In addition, he has been Tigard's city manager and community development director, ...
Attorney General fights charity threat to private schools
Dominic Grieve (pictured) has made a formal challenge to the quango's controversial new rules, which deny independent schools charitable status if they do not provide bursaries for poorer pupils.
Lawyer: Whitman knew for years her housekeeper was illegal immigrant
A lawyer for Meg Whitman’s former housekeeper said the Republican candidate knew the woman was likely an undocumented immigrant and only fired her after she decided to run for governor. Whitman’s campaign says the woman claimed she had a Social Security number and driver’s license.
Lawyer Gloria Allred: Meg Whitman 'exploited undocumented-immigrant housekeeper
A lawyer for Meg Whitman s former housekeeper said the Republican candidate knew the woman was likely an undocumented immigrant and only fired her after she decided to run for governor. Whitman s campaign says the woman claimed she had a Social Security number and driver s license.
Lawyer: Whitman knew for years her housekeeper was illegal immigrant
A lawyer for Meg Whitman’s former housekeeper said the Republican candidate knew the woman was likely an undocumented immigrant and only fired her after she decided to run for governor. Whitman’s campaign says the woman claimed she had a Social Security number and driver’s license.
Russia: U.S. Congressmen Propose Sanctions in Death of Lawyer Sergei Magnitsky
The law would impose financial sanctions and visa bans on Russian officials implicated in the death of Sergei L. Magnitsky.
Intellectual Property Attorney Tom Southard Joins Shulman Rogers
Downtown attorney brings international intellectual property experience to Potomac-based law firmPOT...
Intellectual Property Attorney Tom Southard Joins Shulman Rogers
Downtown attorney brings international intellectual property experience to Potomac-based law firmPOT...
Ramsey County attorney race takes bitter turn
On a recent weekday, 19 people — most of them current staff members of the Ramsey County attorney's office — gathered near their building on Kellogg Boulevard in downtown St. Paul for a photo shoot.
Komisarjevsky lawyer gets contempt hearing postponed (document/video)
NEW HAVEN — Attorney Jeremiah Donovan, and the attorney representing him, will have an extra 13 days to prepare for a show-cause hearing to explain why Donovan shouldn’t be held in criminal contempt of court.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Lawyer: Tyler Clementi commits suicide after Rutgers dorm sex tape broadcast
RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey college student committed suicide the day after authorities say two fellow students surreptitiously recorded him having sex in his dorm room and broadcast it over the Internet.
Lawyer in home invasion case ordered to explain comments
A judge has ordered a lawyer for one of two men charged with killing a mother and her two daughters in the 2007 home invasion in Cheshire to explain why he shouldn’t face criminal contempt proceedings for speaking out about the case.
City attorney urges CenterPoint rate cut, not hike
CenterPoint should take a rate decrease instead of using a rate hike to offset investment losses and increase its earnings, a city attorney told City Council Wednesday.