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Lawyer associate of Nobel winner held at Beijing airport
A PROMINENT rights lawyer, whose firm represents jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, was stopped at Beijing airport yesterday as he tried to fly to Britain, because the Chinese government believed he was trying to attend the Oslo prize ceremony.
Hide lambasts Attorney-General for secret iwi foreshore deals
Act party leader Rodney Hide has slammed Attorney-General Chris Finlayson’s push to establish law which would allow secret deals with iwi to hand over the control of New Zealand’s coastline. Mr Hide said New Zealanders' worst fears about the government’s planned replacement of the Foreshore and Seabed Act with the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill were confirmed by Mr Finlayson. read ...
Attorney: Rustic Mall developer still committed to project in Manville
MANVILLE — Borough officials are requesting a face-to-face interview with Rustic Mall owner Zygmunt "Zygi'' Wilf following what they described as more delays in paperwork before the site can be removed from a national list of contaminated properties.
Attorney General to examine laundries report
THE Government has asked the Attorney General to examine a groundbreaking report by the state’s human rights watchdog which calls for a statutory enquiry into the Magdalene Laundries.
Defense Attorney : Al Qaeda Suspect is Innocent
Ahmed Ghailani's Lawyer Presents Closing Arguments in Kenya, Tanzania Embassy Bombings Case
Defense Attorney : Al Qaeda Suspect is Innocent
Ahmed Ghailani's Lawyer Presents Closing Arguments in Kenya, Tanzania Embassy Bombings Case
District Attorney Discusses Indictment Against Munoz
It took police and the district attorney's office almost an entire year to indict police officer Mark Munoz in a sexual assault case. Today we ask attorney Jaime Esparza why the case wasn't filed until October, when police presented their case in March. read more
Hearing adjourned after Fulton fires lawyer
HEATHER RIVERS Sentinel-Review WOODSTOCK —The dangerous offender hearing of Christopher Fulton has been adjourned until Nov. 30 after Fulton abruptly fired his lawyer, Bob Sheppard, amid accusations of an unfair hearing.[...]
Poulsbo Attorney Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge
Under a plea deal with the county prosecutor's office, Thomas Olmstead paid a "minimal fine" and will face no jail time.
Lawyer: Plea deal in the works in Riley Fox murder case
The man charged with the brutal 2004 rape and murder of 3-year-old Riley Fox is in negotiations with prosecutors about a deal that could have him pleading guilty Wednesday, his attorney said.
District Attorney Discusses Indictment Against Munoz
It took police and the district attorney's office almost an entire year to indict police officer Mark Munoz in a sexual assault case. Today we ask attorney Jaime Esparza why the case wasn't filed until October, when police presented their case in March. read more
Bonne. Co. Prosecuting Attorney seat up for appointment
Prosecuting Attorney Dane Watkin's Jr. is resigning his position as county prosecuting attorney, therefore county commissioners must appoint someone new.
Lawyer says sex ring charges overblown
A lawyer representing one of the young men accused of taking part in an underage prostitution ring says the charges against her client appear overblown.
Kane County names new state's attorney
Former prosecutor appointed in 21-2 vote A former prosecutor who has spent the last eight years in private practice is the new state's attorney for Kane County.
Emmer attorney says no thought to waiving recount
Republican Tom Emmer plans to see a recount through, despite trailing Democrat Mark Dayton by almost 8,750 votes in the undeclared race for Minnesota governor, Emmer's attorney said Monday.
Texas Attorney General shuts down what he says is East Texas horse sale scam
An East Texas Internet seller has agreed to pay restitution, the state attorney general says.
Lawyer: Deal possible in slaying of Riley Fox
Convicted sex offender Scott Eby could plead guilty, he says The man charged with the brutal 2004 rape and murder of 3-year-old Riley Fox is in negotiations with prosecutors about a deal that could have him pleading guilty Wednesday, his attorney said.
$1.7 million will help state attorney general fight mortgage fraud
The U.S. Department of Justice has given Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto's office a $1.7 million grant to expand services addressing mortgage fraud and vacant-property crimes. Masto's office will add four investigators and two prosecutors to a mortgage-fraud unit that already has three investigators and three prosecutors.
Deal possible in slaying of 3-year-old Riley Fox, attorney says
Convicted sex offender Scott Eby could plead guilty, he says The man charged with the brutal 2004 rape and murder of 3-year-old Riley Fox is in negotiations with prosecutors about a deal that could have him pleading guilty Wednesday, his attorney said.
Attorney for Army sergeant accused in Afghan civilians' deaths says government lacks evidence
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — An Army sergeant accused of masterminding a plan to kill Afghan civilians for sport used manipulation and intimidation to lead other soldiers into acts of unspeakable cruelty, an Army prosecutor told a military hearing Tuesday.
Emmer attorney says no thought to waiving recount
Republican Tom Emmer plans to see a recount through, despite trailing Democrat Mark Dayton by almost 8,750 votes in the undeclared race for Minnesota governor, Emmer's attorney said Monday.
Sparks assistant city attorney suspected of DUI
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- An assistant city attorney in Sparks has been suspended following his second arrest in three years on allegations of drunken driving.
Slaying suspect's attorney questions validity of statement
The attorney for a man charged with killing a local pastor said his client's "alleged confessions may not have been voluntary" after a police detective testified that the accused spent 17 hours in police custody before he was interviewed.
Lawyer: Government lacks evidence in Afghan deaths
An Army sergeant accused of masterminding a plan to kill Afghan civilians for sport used manipulation and intimidation to lead other soldiers into acts of unspeakable cruelty, an Army prosecutor told a military hearing Tuesday.
Lawyer: Government lacks evidence in Afghan deaths
An Army sergeant accused of masterminding a plan to kill Afghan civilians for sport used manipulation and intimidation to lead other soldiers into acts of unspeakable cruelty, an Army prosecutor told a military hearing Tuesday.
Lawyer: Government lacks evidence in Afghan deaths
An Army sergeant accused of masterminding a plan to kill Afghan civilians for sport used manipulation and intimidation to lead other soldiers into acts of unspeakable cruelty, an Army prosecutor told a military hearing Tuesday.
Taunton attorney resigns, accused of misusing escrow funds
Amid allegations that he misused at least $670,000 in escrow funds, an attorney with offices in Taunton and Falmouth has resigned with the understanding that he will be disbarred.
Former GSK attorney indicted
A Durham lawyer who once worked in Glaxo Smith Kline's legal department has been charged with obstructing a 2002 investigation into whether a drug was being marketed for unapproved uses.
Kansas man charged in 1994 poisoning death of his wife in Orange County
The Orange County District Attorney's Office Tuesday said it has filed special-circumstance murder charges against a Kansas man accused of poisoning his wife for financial gain in a cold case dating from 1994. Paul Marshal Curry, 54, was charged with...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi won't accept conditional release: lawyer
Myanmar's democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will not accept conditions on her freedom if the military government releases her this week when her latest period of detention is due to end, her lawyer said on Wednesday.
City lawyer 'inundated'; officials talk about hiring help
The city has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal bills in recent years, despite having its own full-time attorney.
Breaking the stereotype of a typical attorney
Ronnie Baker/Staff photo - Ike Vanden Eykel has always had two main goals in his career: to be known as an honorable attorney and to be considered one of the best at what he does.
Lawyer to undergo psychological tests
A Lynn lawyer who was arraigned on larceny and record tampering charges in Salem District Court yesterday was found to be legally incompetent and ordered hospitalized for further evaluation. Ilya Ablavsky, 32, was arrested after he allegedly confessed to Boston lawyer Jeffrey T. Karp that he destroyed a file on one of Karp's clients, who is accused of murder, said ...
Attorney says county not liable for jail suicide
North Platte attorney Terry Waite filed a motion to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against Lincoln County following a jail suicide in 2008.
Mountain Law: Understanding the attorney-client privilege
The policy behind the attorney-client privilege is to promote candid and open communication by clients to their attorneys without fear of disclosure. The attorney-client privilege only applies if the following conditions are met: (1) there is an attorney-client relationship; (2) there is a qualifying "communication"; (3) the client intended the communication to be confidential; and (4) no ...
Attorney challenges DWI court
A defense attorney is challenging the legality of Johnston County's special driving-while-impaired court, saying the deliberate use of outside judges goes against the state Constitution.
New York lawyer to lead Harris County’s Public Defender Office
HOUSTON -- A veteran New York attorney will lead Harris County's new effort to help indigent people who are accused of crimes. County Commissioners have named Alex Bunin chief of the county's new Public Defender Office. Right now he's doing the same sort of thing on the federal level in Albany, New York. Harris County is the largest county in the country without a public defender office.  It's ...
5 police officers received awards from state attorney general
Attorney General Chris Koster on Oct. 28 presented five local police officers with an award recognizing their extraordinary commitment to justice.
Attorney targets Gibbs’ accusers
The attorney for a Stryker soldier accused of concocting schemes to kill civilians in Afghanistan turned the charges on his accusers Tuesday, arguing that it’s just as likely that his platoon mates were behind the crimes.
Former In-House Lawyer for GlaxoSmithKline Indicted for Concealing Information
Federal prosecutors have indicted Lauren Stevens, the former associate general counsel of GlaxoSmithKline, on charges of obstruction and making false statements about off-label uses of a drug.
Attorney challenges ‘dope-smoking soldiers’
The attorney for a Stryker soldier accused of concocting schemes to kill civilians in Afghanistan turned the charges on his accusers Tuesday, arguing that it’s just as likely that his platoon mates were behind the crimes.
Attorney to join Medford council
A local attorney was chosen Tuesday to fill a vacant seat on township council.
Charter change aims to clearly define city attorney's role
HOPEWELL - City Council agreed last night to a change in the City Charter, creating a more clear definition of the role of the city attorney. But some citizens and council members expressed their concern with some of the language in the amended sections
Ex-Glaxo lawyer charged with obstruction
WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they charged a former GlaxoSmithKline P.L.C. executive with obstructing justice and making false statements in an effort to conceal illegal promotion of a company drug.
Secretary in Delco D.A.'s Office charged with obstruction, perjury
A secretary in the Delaware County District Attorney's Office has been charged with using her position to obstruct criminal investigations involving her grandson, the state Attorney General's Office announced Tuesday.
Attorney-General appeals against policeman's sentence
State Attorney-General Cameron Dick has lodged an appeal against the sentence given to former north Queensland police officer Benjamin Price convicted of assault.
Greene case lawyer seeks default judgment against Detroit
The lawyer for the family of a slain stripper who supposedly danced at a rumored party at the Manoogian Mansion says he plans to ask a federal judge to issue a default judgment against the City of Detroit for allowing the destruction of potential evidence in a lawsuit resulting from her death.
Longtime city attorney to retire
Longtime City Attorney Bob Ennis announced Tuesday that he is retiring after more than three decades with the city of Tuscaloosa.
Disgraced Winnebago County District Attorney Joseph Paulus released from federal prison
After serving more than six years in prison, former Winnebago County District Attorney Joseph Paulus was released Tuesday from the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Fla.
Former Winnebago County District Attorney Joseph Paulus released from federal prison
After more than six years in prison, former Winnebago County District Attorney Joseph Paulus was released today from the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Fla.