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Miss. judge jails attorney for not reciting pledge
A Mississippi judge jailed a lawyer for several hours for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, ordering the attorney to "purge himself" of contempt by standing and repeating the oath like the rest of the courtroom.
Attorney: Mets' K-Rod In Plea Talks
Wearing ripped jeans and a long sleeve shirt, New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez appeared for a brief court hearing in Queens on Thursday. His attorney says K-Rod is in plea talks and anger management classes.
Attorney guilty of tax fraud
GLOVERSVILLE - Gloversville attorney J. Paul Kolodziej, who had faced possible indictment on tax-evasion charges, pleaded guilty Wednesday in City Court to one misdemeanor count of fifth-degree criminal tax fraud.
Attorney: Mets’ closer Rodriguez is in plea talks
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez’s defense attorney says the player is in plea talks and anger management classes.
Mississippi judge jails attorney for not reciting Pledge of Allegiance in courtroom
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge jailed a lawyer for several hours for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, ordering the attorney to "purge himself" of contempt by standing and repeating the oath like the rest of the courtroom.
Lawyer: Guilty plea expected in double fatal DUI wrecks
Randy Archiquette is charged with two counts each of vehicular homicide and DUI-manslaughter.
Attorney, employee accused of Social Security fraud
A Forrest City attorney and an employee in his office have been indicted on federal social security fraud charges, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas said.
Lawyer says Mets closer Rodriguez is in plea talks and anger management classes
NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez, who faces charges that he assaulted his girlfriend's father and then violated a related restraining order, is in plea talks and anger management classes, his lawyer said Thursday.
Arizona attorney general candidates trade barbs
The candidates for Arizona attorney general took shots at each others' contributors Wednesday, each claiming the other is accepting money that reflects poorly on their integrity.
Arizona attorney general candidates trade barbs
The candidates for Arizona attorney general took shots at each others' contributors Wednesday, each claiming the other is accepting money that reflects poorly on their integrity.
Local attorney killed in Ormond Beach crash
Police said Michael D. Crotty died when a truck made a U-turn in front of him (An earlier version of this story misidentified the relationship of Kathleen Crotty to Michael Crotty)
State attorney general confirms investigation of Hershey Trust
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania attorney general's office is investigating the trust that runs the Milton Hershey School amid questions about how much it paid for a golf course bought to serve as buffer zone for the school.
Lawyer for Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez says plea deal in works
Pitcher, in anger management courses, due back in court Nov. 10
Attorney: Mets Closer Rodriguez Is In Plea Talks
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez, who faces charges that he assaulted his girlfriend's father and then violated a related restraining order, is in plea talks and anger management classes, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney: Mets' closer Rodriguez is in plea talks
Attorney says Mets closer Rodriguez is in plea talks and anger management classes
'Sister Wives' new lawyer hopeful for family
"This is a television program; there is no reason to move it from the television guide to the criminal docket," said constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley.
Attorney: Mets' closer Rodriguez is in plea talks
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez, who faces charges that he assaulted his girlfriend's father and then violated a related restraining order, is in plea talks and anger management classes, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney general wants review of insurance rates
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has asked state Insurance Commissioner Thomas Sullivan to reconsider rate hikes as high as 50 percent that he has granted Aetna and Anthem.
Lawyer turned teacher connects with 'teen court'
Mountain Pointe High criminal-justice teacher David Nach honored for law-related education.
Attorney: Mets' Closer Rodriguez Is in Plea Talks
Attorney says Mets closer Rodriguez is in plea talks and anger management classes
Lawyer Seeks Retrial In BART Transit Shooting
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ A lawyer representing the White former San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed Black passenger is asking a Los Angeles judge to grant a new trial.
Attorney Jailed for Not Reciting Pledge of Allegiance
It's one thing for a defendant to end up in jail. But an attorney in Lee County Chancery Court ended up there. He says it was for not saying the Pledge of Allegiance in the courtroom.
Lawyer Jailed For Not Saying Pledge Of Allegiance
A Mississippi judge ordered a lawyer jailed after he wouldn't recite the Pledge. Danny Lampley was released a few hours later, unrepentant.
Rep. Ed Markey: Just in time for Halloween, Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli Raises his Failed Fraud Investigation ...
Attorney General's latest demand is a trick on scientific freedom and a treat for Big Oil In another disturbing instance of politically-motivated intimidation of climate...
Lawyer Jailed For Not Saying Pledge Of Allegiance
A Mississippi judge ordered a lawyer jailed after he wouldn't recite the Pledge. Danny Lampley was released a few hours later, unrepentant.
Arizona attorney general candidates trade barbs
The candidates for Arizona attorney general took shots at each others' contributors Wednesday, each claiming the other is accepting money that reflects poorly on their integrity.
Attorney, employee indicted for benefits fraud
A federal grand jury has indicted a Forrest City attorney on charges of Social Security fraud for hiding payments to an employee who was receiving disability benefits.
Main Line lawyer found guilty of having sex with minor
A Main Line lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support.
Lawyer says fatal fight fueled by ‘alcohol, youth and testosterone’
SCRANTON — Opening statements have been delivered in the trial of two Pennsylvania men charged with a federal hate crime in the fatal beating of a Mexican immigrant.
Gamu lawyer to appeal deportation
The lawyer representing X Factor reject Gamu Nhengu and her family has said she will appeal against plans to deport them. The singer, who was booted off the show at the weekend, has been told she must return to her homeland of Zimbabwe after her mother's visa application was turned down.
Gamu lawyer to appeal deportation
The lawyer representing X Factor reject Gamu Nhengu and her family has said she will appeal against plans to deport them. The singer, who was booted off the show at the weekend, has been told she must return to her homeland of Zimbabwe after her mother's visa application was turned down.
Miss. judge jails attorney for not reciting pledge
JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi judge jailed a lawyer for several hours for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, ordering the attorney to "purge himself" of contempt by standing and repeating the oath like the rest of the courtroom.
Lawyer: 'Draconian' border wall doesn't work
THREE OAKS — It’s 650 miles long, a third of the length of the Great Wall of China, and it’s likely to grow.
Gamu lawyer to appeal deportation
The lawyer representing X Factor reject Gamu Nhengu and her family has said she will appeal against plans to deport them.
Republican files as write-in candidate for Oldham attorney seat
The man who lost the county attorney's race in the Republican primary said he is running as a write-in candidate for the seat.
Arizona attorney general candidates trade barbs
The candidates for Arizona attorney general took shots at each others' contributors Wednesday, each claiming the other is accepting money that reflects poorly on their integrity.
Defense: Anna Nicole Smith was no Lindsay Lohan
The trial of Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend-lawyer Howard K. Stern and two doctors is set to move to the jury room Thursday after closing arguments conclude.
Ex-Duxbury lawyer suspended for raping her foster son
A former Duxbury lawyer has been suspended from practice by the Wyoming Bar Association for a 2004 conviction for the rape of her 12-year-old foster son in the 1970s. She and the boy later had a child, married and divorced.
Lawyer jailed for pledge silence
OXFORD, Miss., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Mississippi lawyer said he was briefly jailed by a judge for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in court.
Trial Lawyer's PAC Targets Dallas Political Candidates
Several local Republican candidates have found themselves the targets of a political action committee (PAC) founded by Houston trial lawyer Steve Mostyn. The PAC, Back to Basics, has been largely criticized for their controversial political ads and websites, which Republicans say misrepresents the facts.
Lawyer: Top Canadian commander to plead guilty
The lawyer for a military commander who flew Queen Elizabeth II and other dignitaries around Canada said Thursday his client will plead guilty to murder, sexual assaults and dozens of breaking and entering charges.
Cortnee Brantley's lawyer wants federal case tossed
Authorities say Cortnee Brantley was the driver in a traffic stop that left two Tampa police officers dead.
Gamu lawyer to appeal deportation
The lawyer representing X Factor reject Gamu Nhengu and her family has said she will appeal against plans to deport them. The singer, who was booted off the show at the weekend, has been told she must return to her homeland of Zimbabwe after her mother's visa application was turned down.
Lawyer in Anna Nicole Smith case says boyfriend would never hurt her
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer-manager Howard K. Stern was also her best friend and lover and would never have been part of an alleged plot to provide her with harmful drugs, a defence lawyer said Thursday.
Final defense lawyer in Anna Nicole Smith case says boyfriend would never hurt her
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend Howard K. Stern says he cherished Smith and would never have been part of an alleged scheme to provide drugs that could hurt the former Playboy model.
Final defense lawyer offers argument in Smith case
Associated Press - October 7, 2010 2:14 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend Howard K. Stern says he cherished Smith and would never have been part of an alleged...
Final defense lawyer offers argument in Smith case
AP - Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer-manager Howard K. Stern was also her best friend and lover and would never have been part of an alleged plot to provide her with harmful drugs, a defense lawyer said Thursday.
Judge jails attorney for not reciting pledge
A Mississippi judge jailed a lawyer for several hours for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, ordering the attorney to "purge himself" of contempt by repeating the oath like everyone else.
City responds to Attorney General's report on Imam shooting
DEARBORN — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has released its findings in the FBI action that resulted in the death of Imam Luqman Abdullah on October 28, 2009 in a warehouse in Dearborn. The Attorney General’s Office concluded that no Michigan law had been broken.
Final defense lawyer offers argument in Smith case
Associated Press - October 7, 2010 2:15 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend Howard K. Stern says he cherished Smith and would never have been part of an alleged...