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Steve Cooley defends run for attorney general
A testy District Attorney Steve Cooley on Wednesday defended his unsuccessful effort to be elected state attorney general, and left open the possibility he will seek a fourth term as the county's top prosecutor.
Fijian lawyer nominated for Human Rights Defender Award
Prominent Fijian human rights lawyer Imrana Jalal has been nominated for Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand’s annual Human Rights Defender Award.
Steve Cooley says he wouldn't rule out a fourth term as L.A. County D.A.
The Republican, who lost a close race for state attorney general to Democrat Kamala Harris, says he would consider running in 2012 if a qualified candidate didn't enter the race. In his first campaign news conference since narrowly losing his bid for California attorney general, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley said Wednesday that he would not rule out running for a fourth term as the ...
District Attorney Steve Cooley's finished with statewide politics, but may run for re-election
Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley speaks to media at a news conference on Dec. 1, 2010. Cooley, who lost the race for California attorney general, says he isn't ruling out running for a fourth term in the high-profile county post.
Attorney withdraws from sexual assault case
An attorney representing a Fallon man accused of sexual assault and domestic violence filed a motion to terminate his services on Tuesday in District Court.
Lawyer requests new trial for youth in hammer attack
The defense attorney for a Mt. Lebanon teen adjudicated delinquent for attacking his ex-girlfriend with a hammer told a juvenile court judge Wednesday that his client deserved a new trial because his lawyer during the original proceedings was ineffective. Daniel Silverman raised three issues for Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Kim Berkeley Clark to consider.
Attorney says Marshall will testify at Graham trial
The attorney for a man acquitted in the Aquash murder case earlier this year says his client WILL testify at John Graham's trial.
Fired Maricopa County attorney tries to get job back
Lisa Aubuchon says she was Thomas-Arpaio case scapegoat.
WikiLeaks' Assange Being Persecuted, Lawyer Says
Attorney Decries Warrant Related to Sex Crimes Case that Has Landed Julian Assange on Interpol's Most Wanted List
Lawyer faults ID of suspect on plane
ALLEGED offender subjected to a "most prejudicial" police ID process while seated on a crowded plane ahead of take-off at Sydney airport.
Lawyer condemns call to assassinate Assange
A lawyer for WikiLeaks' founder condemned calls for his assassination Thursday and claimed remarks by Sarah Palin may prevent him from getting fair trial in U.S.
Attorney for granny accused in death cites mental health
FAIRFAX -- The attorney for a woman accused of throwing her granddaughter several stories from an elevated walkway outside a northern Virginia mall says her client has a history of mental illness. Deputy Public Defender Dawn Butorac said yesterday that it is very early in the investigation, but they are ...
Attorney faults arts center plan
Fayetteville City Attorney Kit Williams said Wednesday that the Walton Arts Center board of directors would violate its “fiduciary duty” if it builds the organization’s main facility outside the city.
Britain knows Assange's location, lawyer claims
Police in Britain know the whereabouts of Julian Assange, his lawyer said Thursday, without explicitly confirming the location of the WikiLeaks boss.
Attorney's killing is full of mystery
By ERIC D. LAWRENCE
State Won't Pay for Kratz Attorney
The Wisconsin Department of Justice refused Wednesday to represent a disgraced former district attorney in a discrimination lawsuit filed by a domestic abuse victim who says he sent her sexually suggestive text messages.
Attorney of man accused of girlfriend's slaying at Montclair YMCA calls act 'impulsive response'
MONTCLAIR — The violence started from a phone call. Kenneth Duckett was talking to his former girlfriend about their son’s swim class at the Montclair YMCA, complaining he had to give up some of his visitation time with his...
British police know Assange location, says lawyer
Police in Britain know the whereabouts of Julian Assange, his lawyer said amid reports that they have failed to detain the WikiLeaks founder because of an error in a Swedish arrest warrant.
Lawyer says will fight WikiLeaks chief's extradition
STOCKHOLM: WikiLeaks head Julian Assange's Stockholm-based lawyer Bjoern Hurtig said today he would fight his client's extradition to Sweden in the event of his arrest. "Together with my British colleague Mark Stephens and international experts, we will fight the extradition warrants," Hurtig said. Hurtig refused to say where his client was. The global police agency Interpol said yesterday it ...
Lawyer for officer who killed Easton’s Danroy Henry Jr. talks about the shooting
The lawyer for the police officer who shot and killed 20-year-old Danroy “DJ” Henry in suburban New York in October said the officer stepped in front of Henry’s car and ordered it to stop when it was 50 feet away from him.
No arrest warrant for WikiLeaks' Assange - lawyer
The lawyer of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wanted in Sweden in connection with alleged sex crimes denied a proper European arrest warrant was in place despite Stockholm's insistence that technical problems with the warrant were resolved.
Lawyer: York police should take video brutality accusation seriously
Clarence Allen, the lawyer representing former boxing champ Alfredo Montanez Jr., says police need to conduct a fair and open investigation into allegations of police brutality raised in a YouTube video.
British police know WikiLeaks founder's location: lawyer
British police know the whereabouts of Julian Assange, his lawyer said Thursday, amid reports that they have failed to detain the WikiLeaks founder because of an error in a Swedish arrest warrant.
Fired county attorney tries to get job back
Lisa Aubuchon says she was Thomas-Arpaio case scapegoat.
New Orange attorney plans to keep ties to firm
Orange County's new full-time attorney plans to keep his old job as a member of a powerful local law firm.
Obama nominates Pittsburgh attorney as fed judge
An attorney who advises the agency that oversees Pittsburgh's professional sports stadiums and convention center is President Obama's nominee for a vacant seat on the U.S. District Court.
Media attorney will argue to unseal Garrido documents
PLACERVILLE - An attorney representing News10 and other media organizations will seek a court order Thursday unsealing the grand jury transcripts and other documents in the case involving the kidnapping and rape of Jaycee Dugard.
Jennifer Granick, Lawyer to Hackers, Joins Zwillinger Genetiski
San Francisco lawyer Jennifer Granick, until recently civil liberties director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is joining the Washington D.C.-based law firm of Zwillinger Genetski.
Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange denies warrant valid
The lawyer acting for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied on Thursday that Sweden had issued a valid European arrest warrant for alleged sex crimes, despite Stockholm's insistence that legal difficulties with the warrant were resolved.
SEC vs. New York Attorney General: ‘It Is Not a Healthy Relationship’
The SEC and the New York Attorney General -- two of the most important enforcers of White Street malfeasance -- bickered liked angry siblings in the prosecution of Bank of America, according to the SEC inspector general.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan Shuts Down 'We Stop The Killings' Charity Fraud
Let's say, this holiday season, you were looking to donate some money to a good cause: a charity that fought against inner-city violence. You might have happened on the website for an organization called We Stop the Killings.
Frederick attorney's TV role debuts tonight
Roll out the red carpet: Frederick attorney Scott Rolle celebrates his debut as a television personality tonight at Firestone's Restaurant in downtown Frederick.
Attorney General Mike de Jong grabs for leadership ring
B.C. Attorney General Mike de Jong announced he was resigning his post to pursue the province's top job during a press conference at the Abbotsford Airport Wednesday morning.
Cheney lawyer: Nigerian corruption charges 'baseless'
A lawyer for Dick Cheney on Thursday dismissed any allegations that the former US vice president was involved in a bribery scandal in Nigeria as "entirely baseless."
Lawyer: Indicted shooter had PTSD flashback
The man who prompted a massive manhunt by firing a high-powered rifle at his ex-girlfriend in September has been indicted for attempted murder, his lawyer tells WTOP.
State Attorney McAuliffe addresses prison budget cuts, Sunshine Law concerns
Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe called Gov.-elect Rick Scott's plan to slash the state's corrections budget unrealistic.
State Says Attorney Shouldn't Be Modifying Home Loans
An attorney is squaring off with the state over whether he has the right to modify home loans.
Attorney General weighs in on internet sweepstakes ban
Attorney General Roy Cooper is appealing a ruling that possibly lets internet sweepstakes stay open if they update their software. Cooper said until an appeals court rules, law enforcement should not try to enforce the part of the law that deals with the software.
Attorney general sides with newspaper in Oak Harbor meeting dispute
An Oak Harbor ordinance allows some of its city council meetings to be held illegally, according to a legal opinion sought by the Whidbey News-Times and release this week by the Washington State Attorney General's Office.
Illinois attorney general: Group isn't registered charity
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit today seeking to shut down a Chicago -based organization called We Stop the Killings, saying it is operating illegally while soliciting charitable donations. Filed in Cook County, the lawsuit seeks to permanently bar the defendants -- Yolanda King, Warren Jackson, Armantha Kirkwood, Lisa Hendricks and Jeanne Taylor, all of the Chicago area ...
Melrose man and attorney want child rape charges dismissed
A Melrose attorney and his 68-year-old client, a Melrose man accused of sexually assaulting two young half-sisters who are his granddaughters, have requested that all charges in the case be dismissed, according to court records filed today, Dec. 2, in Middlesex Superior Court.
Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange denies warrant valid
The lawyer acting for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied on Thursday that Sweden had issued a valid European arrest warrant for alleged sex crimes, despite Stockholm's insistence that legal difficulties with the warrant were resolved.
Lawyer suspended for cheating elderly ward
A probate lawyer who admitted to scamming an elderly ward out of more than $20,000 was suspended from practicing law indefinitely today.
Lawyer for WikiLeaks' Assange denies warrant valid
The lawyer acting for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied today that Sweden had issued a valid European arrest warrant.
Attorney general: Group isn't registered charity
Madigan seeks to shut down We Stop the Killings Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to shut down a Chicago-based organization called We Stop the Killings, saying it is operating illegally while soliciting charitable donations.
District attorney hires two
Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm is adding two new people to his staff. David Perry is the new chief assistant district attorney. Most recently, he served the Brunswick Judicial Circuit as the acting district attorney. Prior to that interim appointment, he was the chief assistant in that circuit. He has served as lead counsel on more than 100 murder cases, 15 of which were death ...
Attorney General investigating the Gilbert School Corporation practices
HARTFORD — The move to send Winchester’s seventh- and eighth-grade students to the Gilbert School has raised more than a few eyebrows in the community. Now, that vote has grabbed the attention of the state Attorney General’s office.
Warrant for WikiLeaks' Assange not valid - lawyer
The lawyer acting for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has denied that Sweden had issued a valid European arrest warrant for alleged sex crimes, despite Stockholm's insistence that legal difficulties with the warrant were resolved.
Attorney for husband who named sheriff other man in divorce suit comments
Laurie Burkett, attorney for Larry Glen Culp, who in a divorce petition claims Sheriff Royce Toney had a relationship with his wife, Laurie Schween Culp, said Thursday that it was a difficult time for those involved.
L.A. County district attorney looks into assemblyman's residency
Officials are investigating whether freshman Mike Gatto, a Los Angeles Democrat, lives in the district he represents. Gatto says the allegations are groundless. Responding to a complaint filed during a heated political campaign, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office is looking into residency questions regarding another area officeholder.