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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.
Lawyer: I won't 'back off' pledge stance
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.
Mississippi 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.
Miss. judge jails attorney for not reciting pledge
TUPELO, 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 arrested
A Harare lawyer has been arrested for allegedly swindling the Libyan government of US$4 million after his accomplice was left in charge of Tripoli’s investments in Zimba-bwe.
Lawyer Caught up in Secret CIA Flights Dies in Lake Oswego
Scott Caplan, a Portland lawyer who was caught up in a scandal over flying terror suspects to secret prisons, died this week after suffering a heart attack. He was 49. As reported in The Lake Oswego Review, Caplan was playing tennis Monday at the Lake Oswego Tennis Center when he collapsed from a heart attack. He [...]
Attorney: Public hearing could happen soon
Within moments of their termination, former Clinton Fire Chief Mark Regenwether and EMS Director Andrew McGovern said through their attorneys they planned to appeal the firing.
Final defense lawyer offers argument in Smith case
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 furnish her with harmful drugs, a defense lawyer said Thursday.
Teen ignores lawyer, pleads guilty
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Louisville, Ky., teenager pleaded guilty to killing his father against the advice of his lawyer, who argued the boy was too mentally ill to enter a plea.
Attorney: Baylor suspends LaceDarius Dunn from classes amid domestic violence allegations
The attorney for Baylor guard LaceDarius Dunn says the university has suspended the star guard from attending classes amid allegations that he hit his girlfriend during a domestic dispute.
Iowa attorney general seeks to halt foreclosures
Iowa Attorney Tom Miller on Thursday asked three major mortgage companies to halt pending foreclosures in the state while his office investigates possible improper submission of documents to Iowa courts. Miller has contacted Ally Financial (formerly GMAC Mortgage), Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase to request that the companies suspend pending foreclosure proceedings, foreclosure evictions and ...
ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES NEW STUN GUN POLICY
TRENTON - Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor today announced a revised policy governing the use of stun guns by law enforcement officers in New Jersey, which was developed in consultation with the law enforcement community.
Iowa attorney general seeks to halt foreclosures
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Thursday called on three giant mortgage companies to halt foreclosure proceedings in the state while he investigates problems with documents filed with the courts.
Mississippi judge jails attorney for not reciting Pledge of Allegiance in courtroom
TUPELO, Miss. - A Mississippi judge ordered an attorney to spend several hours in jail Wednesday after the attorney chose not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in court.
Lawyer Blocks Mental Exam for Hasan
The Fort Hood shooting suspect's attorney has blocked a mental exam that a military commander had ordered to start this week.
Recite pledge or go to jail? Lawyer sent to lockup
When a Mississippi judge entered a courtroom and asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, an attorney with a reputation for fighting free speech battles stayed silent as everyone else recited the patriotic oath. The lawyer was jailed.
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.
Defense lawyer tired of attacks on Smith
A defense lawyer said he's tired of prosecutors attacking Anna Nicole Smith in the drug conspiracy trial.
Lawyer jailed for refusing to recite Pledge of Allegiance
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 blocks mental exam for Fort Hood slaying suspect
John Galligan, the lead defense attorney for Maj. Nidal Hasan, said the suspect signed a document saying he did not want to be evaluated at this time.
Illinois Attorney General Madigan Files Suit Against Enbridge Over Spill
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed suit against Enbridge Energy Partners LP over the company’s Sept. 9 oil leak in Romeoville, Illinois.
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.
Attorney General McCollum wanted lobbying request kept secret
By Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Thursday, October 7, 2010 TALLAHASSEE — Barely a week after he lost the Republican primary for governor, Attorney General Bill McCollum sought legal advice on whether he can lobby the governor's office and Cabinet — the very people he works with now — after he leaves office in January. The answer: No. He'll have to wait two years before he can ...
Lawyer sues Vt. for video of auditor's DUI arrest
Lawyer John Franco is suing the state to get video of Auditor Tom Salmon's drunk driving arrest.
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.
Final lawyer offers argument in Smith case
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 offers argument in Smith case
With Howard K. Stern watching solemnly, his lawyer told jurors in his drug conspiracy trial that he loved Anna Nicole Smith and never conspired to give her harmful drugs.
Miss. judge jails attorney for not reciting pledge
When a Mississippi judge entered a courtroom and asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, an attorney with a reputation for fighting free speech battles stayed silent as everyone else recited the patriotic oath. The lawyer was jailed.
Final defense lawyer offers argument in Smith case
With Howard K. Stern watching solemnly, his lawyer told jurors in his drug conspiracy trial that he loved Anna Nicole Smith and never conspired to give her harmful drugs.
Final defense lawyer offers argument in Smith case
With Howard K. Stern watching solemnly, his lawyer told jurors in his drug conspiracy trial that he loved Anna Nicole Smith and never conspired to give her harmful drugs.
Final defense lawyer offers argument in Smith case
With Howard K. Stern watching solemnly, his lawyer told jurors in his drug conspiracy trial that he loved Anna Nicole Smith and never conspired to give her harmful drugs.
Iran: Detained Lawyer on Hunger Strike
Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer representing activists charged for post-election unrest, told her husband in a phone call from Evin Prison that she began a hunger strike on Sept. 25.
Judge Jails Attorney for Not Reciting Pledge
Recite the pledge or go to jail? Mississippi attorney sent to the slammer for keeping quiet
Recite pledge or go to jail? Lawyer sent to lockup
When a Mississippi judge entered a courtroom and asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, an attorney with a reputation for fighting free speech battles stayed silent as everyone else recited the patriotic oath. The lawyer was jailed.
Mental exam for Ft. Hood suspect blocked by lawyer
A defense attorney on Thursday blocked a mental evaluation for the Army psychiatrist accused in last year's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, saying it should not be conducted before a hearing to determine whether his client will stand trial.
Smith case lawyer to prosecutors: 'How dare you?'
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.
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.
Attorney: Greene was just flirting with student
South Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene was just trying to flirt with a teenage college student when he allegedly showed her online pornography in a campus computer lab last year, his attorney said Thursday.
Fort Hood shooting suspect's attorney blocks military-ordered mental exam
FORT WORTH, Texas - The attorney for the man accused of opening fire at Fort Hood has blocked a military-ordered mental exam for his client. John Galligan is the lead defense attorney for Maj. Nidal Hasan (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN').
Mental exam for Ft. Hood suspect blocked by lawyer
A defense attorney on Thursday blocked a mental evaluation for the Army psychiatrist accused in last year's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, saying it should not be conducted before a hearing to d...
Attorney blocks mental exam for Hasan
The attorney for accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan has blocked a scheduled mental exam for his client. The exam was ordered to determine Hasan's mental state at the time of the shooting.
Attorney General says Atlanta school board change was wrong
Attorney General says Atlanta school board change was wrong
Texas Attorney General Requests Temporary Halt on Foreclosures
The Texas Attorney general has requested a temporary halt on all foreclosures across the Lone Star State.
Court suspends Cincinnati attorney
Cincinnati attorney Jane Grote was suspended indefinitely by the Ohio Supreme Court, after accusations linked to a divorce case.
Anna Nicole Smith drug trial nears its end
A lawyer for the ex-boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith lashed out at prosecutors on Thursday for calling her "an out-of-control drug addict," as the trial of three people charged with keeping the former Playboy model loaded up on painkillers neared its end.
Mississippi judge jails attorney after Pledge refusal
TUPELO, Miss. | When a Mississippi judge entered a courtroom and asked everyone to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, an attorney with a reputation for fighting free-speech battles stayed silent as everyone else recited the patriotic oath. The lawyer was jailed. Attorney Danny Lampley spent about five hours behind ...
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.
Lawyer blocks Ft. Hood suspect mental test
A defense attorney on Thursday blocked a mental evaluation for the Army psychiatrist accused in last year's shooting rampage at Fort Hood, saying it should not be conducted before a hearing to determine whether his client will stand trial.
Irvine attorney indicted in mortgage fraud scheme
An Irvine attorney has been accused of profiting from a mortgage fraud scheme in which 15 mostly foreclosed homes in Orange County were purchased at inflated prices.Gerald L. Wolfe, 41, a lawyer who was formerly a registered real estate broker, was...