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District Attorney's Office Obtains Murder Conviction after Three Trials
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office obtained the conviction of Jamaal Tucker, 26, late last night. The jury found the defendant guilty of second-degree murder for killing David Sisolak, Jr. in January of 2008.
Accused killer fires attorney over bad 'counsel'
Accused killer Rodney Davis fired his court-appointed attorney Thursday, chose to represent himself and then pleaded not guilty. The action marked Davis’ third time appearing before Judge Robert Bell this week. On Tuesday, Davis started to enter a...
State attorney general considering ban of Four Loko
I think we were all pretty shocked and disturbed by the events in Roslyn recently involving the intoxication of several Central Washington University students [“AG targets alcoholic energy beverages,” page one, Oct. 26].
Attorney general candidate Gelber rebuffs mailers that hit his stance on school vouchers
Attorney general candidate Gelber rebuffs mailers that hit his stance on school vouchers
Lawyer: 'No Offer On Table' For NFL Great Taylor
Lawrence Taylor's lawyer says there's no plea offer on the table, at least now, in the rape case against the pro football great.
Lawyer wants ethics action on Bortz
Accusing Cincinnati City Councilman Chris Bortz of ignoring advice from the Ohio Ethics Commission to avoid involvement in discussions on the $128 million streetcar project, a local lawyer wants the state panel to remove Bortz from office.
Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
Mike DeWine says being attorney general is all about protecting people
Mike DeWine says his experience as a prosecutor had a huge impact on him.
Hodges seeks attorney general position
Democrat Ken Hodges, a candidate for attorney general, wants Georgians to know he intends to protect them and will approach the office in a “non-political manner.”
Lawyer says no offer on table for L.T.
NEW CITY, N.Y. - Lawrence Taylors lawyer says theres no plea offer on the table, at least now, in the rape case against the pro football great.Taylor appeared Thursday in a suburban New York court on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute. He ...
Ask a Lawyer project helps those unable to afford legal counsel
On Wednesday the “Ask a Lawyer” event was held at the St. Joseph Public Library's main branch.
Attorney General Richard Cordray says he tries to make a difference in people's lives
Richard Cordray is running on his record as a fighter against Wall Street.
Attorney: witness identified in NY police shooting
An attorney for the family of a college football player killed in his car by police says a woman who tried to help revive the student has been found, though he wouldn't identify her.
Meemken attorney asks to split case
The attorney for a Stearns County Sheriff's sergeant who is accused of providing alcohol to three teenagers then sexually assaulting them has asked a judge to have a separate trial for the allegations against one of the victims.
Lawyer: ‘No Offer On Table’ For Giants Great Taylor
Lawrence Taylor remains free on bail after appearing in a suburban court on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute. The ex-NFL MVP is accused of paying $300 for sex with the Bronx runaway in a suburban hotel room in May.
Anna Nicole's lawyer, doctor guilty
Verdicts in the Anna Nicole Smith drug trial soon will be announced in a Los Angeles courtroom. The jury deliberated for 16 days.
Two finalists named for Kane state’s attorney job
Two veteran attorneys are finalists to be the next Kane County state’s attorney after John Barsanti leaves the position to become a judge. On Thursday, a special task force decided either Kane County First Assistant state’s attorney Jody Gleason or Geneva attorney Joseph McMahon will fill out the remainder of …
Attorney: Witness seen on video after Mass. football player's NY police shooting is found
BOSTON - An attorney for the family of a college football player from Massachusetts who was killed in his car by New York police says a witness who tried to revive him has been found.
Lawyer: Khodorkovsky will appeal any guilty verdict in Strasbourg
Moscow - Jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights if he is found guilty in the second case against him and his partner, his lawyer said Thursday.
U.S. Attorney: No crimes in corruption cases Arpaio, Thomas sent to Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney for state: No evidence of federal crimes by county officials in material forwarded to prosecutors.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, county attorney public-corruption files to feds: No crimes found in material
U.S. Attorney for state: No evidence of federal crimes by county officials in material forwarded to prosecutors.
Lawyer for Lawrence Taylor says no offer is on the table in rape case
NEW CITY, N.Y. - Lawrence Taylor's lawyer says there's no plea offer on the table, at least now, in the rape case against the pro football great. Taylor appeared Thursday in a suburban New York court on charges of having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute. He remains free on bail.
Lawyer Queries Japan Reforms
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S.A. lawyer credited for voter rights victory
San Antonio voting rights and legal experts are hailing a decision this week by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which struck down an Arizona law, known as Proposition 200, requiring residents to prove citizenship when they register to vote.
Psychiatrist, lawyer convicted in Smith drug case
AP - A boyfriend and two doctors who were part of Anna Nicole Smith's inner circle in her final days and were charged with enabling her prescription drug use were acquitted of most drug charges Thursday, but two were convicted of conspiring to use false names to get her prescriptions.
Attorney's link to Shields 'no conflict,' council president says
Pittsburgh City Council President Darlene Harris said she was unaware the attorney she hired to represent council during a public meeting about parking and pension issues is Councilman Doug Shields' campaign treasurer.
Psychiatrist, lawyer convicted in Smith drug case
A boyfriend and two doctors who were part of Anna Nicole Smith's inner circle in her final days and were charged with enabling her prescription drug use were acquitted of most drug charges Thursday, but two were convicted of conspiring to use false names to get her prescriptions.
R.I. attorney general candidate McKenna proposes state pay insurance
Plan would use surplus in gas-tax fund to provide free uninsured motorists' insurance
Former Farragut attorney David Earl Rodgers dies
A skilled attorney with a knack for cutting straight to the heart of an issue, David Earl Rodgers guided the formation of the town of Farragut, fought for its right to exist and provided decades of guidance to its leaders before his death earlier this week.
L.A. County a major hurdle for Democrat Kamala Harris in attorney general race
Republican Steve Cooley's popularity as district attorney, a nonpartisan post, in the Democrat-heavy county presents a challenge. When Democratic attorney general nominee Kamala Harris opened a South Los Angeles campaign headquarters earlier this month, she picked a spot on Crenshaw Boulevard right next door to the site of one of Barack Obama's satellite offices during the historic 2008 ...
Attorney candidates rake in campaign bucks
The race for Teton County attorney is drawing big bucks in contributions. Republican incumbent Steve Weichman, 52, who has held the job for 14 years, has received more than $15,000 in contributions from individuals, including several contributions of $1,000.
Phillips' attorney asks that solicitor be removed from case
The attorney for a woman facing a murder charge in connection with the slaying of her longtime boyfriend and former York Mayor Melvin Roberts has asked for York County's prosecutor to be removed from the case.
Psychiatrist, lawyer convicted in Smith drug case
A boyfriend and two doctors who were part of Anna Nicole Smith's inner circle in her final days and were charged with enabling her prescription drug use were acquitted of most drug charges Thursday, but two were convicted of conspiring to use false names to get her prescriptions.
Son of prominent lawyer
In reply to Hit-and-run suspect prominent lawyer's son : Son of prominent lawyer ....so what? No one is about the law. He caused a death, he jolly well pays for it. Why is his name withheld while the victim's name is publicised? Afraid of backlash by the "prominent lawyer"?
Snags around Enduring Powers of Attorney
Most adult New Zealanders with business or personal financial assets to protect should have an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA), but Guardian Trust’s general counsel Chris Kelly warns that current legislative issues are making it difficult for people to correctly set up an EPA, or easily update an existing one, due to unnecessary red tape.
Attorney general to probe attack ads against state Sen. Berkey
The state Attorney General's Office will investigate an attack-ad campaign that labor unions and other progressive groups used during the primary election to defeat a Democratic state senator they deemed too conservative.
*Update*Anthony Graves and His Attorney Hold News Conference About Graves Release
Newly released from prison Anthony Graves and his attorney hold a joint news conference in Houston.
Two finalists emerge to be next state's attorney
GENEVA – Kane County's next state's attorney will be someone familiar with the office.
Attorney for Wilmington 10 recounts troubled time in city
Amid a standing ovation Thursday night, an attorney who defended the Wilmington 10 walked out of a middle school auditorium, leaving its audience with the story of the 10's wrongful conviction and imprisonment of more than nine years.
U.S. attorney on alert to voter fraud
The U.S. attorney's office in Minnesota has appointed a district election officer to respond to complaints of election fraud or voting abuses Tuesday.
Son and lawyer of condemned woman tortured in Iran
Tehran, Oct 29 : The son and lawyer of a woman sentenced to death in Iran for adultery and helping kill her husband have been tortured in prison, said human rights groups.
Lawyer: Municipalities near agreement on Presque Isle Downs revenue split
Lawyers for Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority, Summit Township and four other municipalities are close to a settlement that could restructure the way grant money from gambling at Presque Isle Downs & Casino is apportioned, negotiators said in court this week.
Galleria arson suspect had sought mental help, says lawyer
The week before he allegedly set the region's largest shopping mall ablaze, Alexander Piggee described himself as "5150," police code for someone who poses a danger to himself or to others.
U.S. Attorney: 'Total Lack of Evidence' In County Corruption Case
U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke say there is a "total lack of evidence" Maricopa leaders were involved in a racketeering scheme.
Attorney: DNA links Albany man to invasion
HUDSON — Darrell Brown, the Albany man police say was involved in a 2009 home invasion in Hudson in which an 11-years-old was tied up, is having his case held over for the grand jury. He appeared Thursday for a preliminary hearing in Hudson City Court, in which it was alleged DNA evidence linked him to the crime.
Lawyer 'optimistic' over Suu Kyi appeal
A lawyer for Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed hope Friday that she will win her appeal for release from house arrest, even though the country's courts have a record of favoring the government in...
Lawyer 'optimistic' over Suu Kyi appeal
A lawyer for Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed hope Friday that she will win her appeal for release from house arrest, even though the country's courts have a record of favoring the government in...
Lawyer 'optimistic' over Suu Kyi appeal
A lawyer for Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed hope Friday that she will win her appeal for release from house arrest, even though the country's courts have a record of favoring the government in...
Lawyer: Hall staff unable to aid medal request
A Yorktown veteran's battle to receive the Purple Heart for a leg wound he suffered in Vietnam has been stalled by red tape and incompetence on the part of Rep. John Hall's staff, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer 'optimistic' over Suu Kyi appeal
A lawyer for Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed hope Friday that she will win her appeal for release from house arrest, even though the country's courts have a record of favoring the government in...