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Lawyer storms out of war crimes trial
LIBERIAN ex-president Charles Taylor's lawyer has stormed out of his war crimes trial in The Hague in protest at judges' refusal to accept his late filing of a document.
Charles Taylor's lawyer storms out of court
Charles Taylor's lawyer has stormed out of court after judges refused to accept a written summary of the former Liberian president's defence case at the end of his war crimes trial in the Netherlands.
Charles Taylor lawyer walks out of court in protest
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) - The defence lawyer for former Liberian President Charles Taylor walked out of the war crimes court on Tuesday protesting that his client's rights to a fair trial were being abused.
Taylor's lawyer storms out of court
Defence lawyer for former Liberian president accused of war crimes walks out in protest as closing arguments begin.
Charles Taylor lawyer walks out of court in protest
The defense lawyer for former Liberian President Charles Taylor walked out of a war crimes court on Tuesday protesting that his client's rights to a fair trial were being abused.
Lawyer says accused honeymoon killer Shrien Dewani too ill to attend court, instruct attorneys
LONDON - The lawyer for a British businessman accused of having his wife killed on their honeymoon is suffered from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and is too ill to appear at a hearing on whether he should face charges in South Africa.
Charles Taylor’s Lawyer Leaves Court
Calling the trial
African Honeymoon Murder Suspect Dewani Has Stress Disorder, Lawyer Says
Shrien Dewani, whose wife was murdered last year while the British couple was on a honeymoon in South Africa, is suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and can’t discuss his case with his lawyers.
Charles Taylor's lawyer storms out of court
Calling the trial "a farce," Charles Taylor's lawyer stormed out of court Tuesday after judges refused to accept a written summary of the former Liberian president's defense at the end of his la...
Charles Taylor's lawyer storms out of court
Calling the trial "a farce," Charles Taylor's lawyer stormed out of court Tuesday after judges refused to accept a written summary of the former Liberian president's defense at the end of his landmark war crimes case.
Julian Assange lawyer fears 'hidden agenda' in case against WikiLeaks founder
WikiLeaks founder's Swedish lawyer says his client faces one of the ''weakest'' cases he has ever seen in his career.
Teoh’s family, lawyer seek to join RCI meeting tomorrow
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 8 – Teoh Beng Hock’s family and lawyer are seeking to join a royal panel meeting tomorrow before it begins its probe into the controversial death of the young political aide while in custody of anti-graft officers. His younger sister, Lee Lan, had written to the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) secretary yesterday asking to be ...
Taylor's lawyer storms out of war crimes trial
The lawyer for former Liberian president Charles Taylor walks out of court after judges refused to accept a written defence summary in the landmark war crimes case.
Taylor's lawyer storms out of war crimes court
The defense lawyer for former Liberian president Charles Taylor defied the Sierra Leone war crimes court on Tuesday, walking out in protest ahead of closing arguments in the case and calling it a farce.
Charles Taylor's lawyer storms out of war crimes court
The defence lawyer for former Liberian president Charles Taylor defied the Sierra Leone war crimes court Tuesday walking out in protest ahead of closing arguments in the case and calling it a farce.
Lawyer: accused honeymoon killer too ill for court
A British businessman accused of murdering his bride on their honeymoon was too ill to attend a court hearing on whether he should face charges in South Africa, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer: accused honeymoon killer too ill for court
A British businessman accused of murdering his bride on their honeymoon was too ill to attend a court hearing on whether he should face charges in South Africa, his lawyer said Tuesday. ...
Missouri attorney general to discuss domestic violence
JEFFERSON CITY— Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster plans a series of news conferences to discuss his plans to strengthen the state's domestic violence protections. His office says in a news release that it has been 30 years since the state set up its framework for domestic violence laws. Now, Koster is recommending major changes to Missouri law to better protect victims. Koster plans news ...
Assange lawyer says Sweden acted improperly
A lawyer for Julian Assange and a Swedish legal expert on Tuesday accused prosecutors in Sweden of irregularities and illegality in the way they built a sex crimes case against the WikiLeaks founder.
Assange Attorney: Text Messages Mention 'revenge'
Text messages sent by the two women who accuse WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of rape and assault mention "revenge" and "economic gain," according to testimony during the second day of his extradition hearing.
Assange lawyer says Sweden acted illegally
A lawyer for Julian Assange and a Swedish legal expert on Tuesday accused prosecutors in Sweden of irregularities and illegality in the way they built a sex crimes case against the WikiLeaks founder.
Dayton appoints assistant Ramsey County attorney as human rights chief
Kevin Lindsey, an assistant Ramsey County attorney, today was named Minnesota human rights commissioner by Gov. Mark Dayton.
Attorney General gets first-hand look at new DNA sampling
Attorney General Roy Cooper spent Tuesday morning in Charlotte getting a first-hand look at how the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office employees collect DNA samples from suspects. It's part of a new law that allows law enforcement to take samples from more people who have been arrested.
Corbett Nominates Linda L. Kelly as Attorney General
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the MediaCenter in the Capitol East Wing in Harrisburg, to announce his nominee for attorney general.
Dayton appoints assistant Ramsey County attorney as human rights chief
Kevin Lindsey, an assistant Ramsey County attorney, today was named Minnesota human rights commissioner by Gov. Mark Dayton.
Demanjuk defense says it has new evidence
John Demjanjuk's attorney told a Munich court Tuesday he has obtained new evidence that throws into question a key witness' statement that the defendant killed Jews at the Nazi's Sobibor death camp.
Assange Attorney: Text Messages Mention 'revenge'
Text messages sent by the two women who accuse WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of rape and assault mention "revenge" and "economic gain," according to testimony...
Taylor's lawyer storms out of war crimes court
The defense lawyer for former Liberian president Charles Taylor defied the Sierra Leone war crimes court on Tuesday, walking out in protest ahead of closing arguments in the case and calling it a farce.
Rossville: Attorney says Coffey can’t tear down Rossville mill
An attorney representing the company who holds the note on the Peerless Mill in Rossville said the security note does not allow Les Coffey to tear down the mill without the holding company’s consent.
State’s Attorney May Cut Prosecutors
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is expected to propose cutting prosecutors and other employees -- more than 150 in all -- to meet budget cuts.
Kelly to be Corbett's pick for attorney general
Gov. Tom Corbett today nominated Linda Kelly, a career federal prosecutor, to be state attorney general, a post Corbett held until he took the oath of office as governor Jan. 18.
Celebrity Defense Lawyer Thomas Puccio Loses His Own Tax Case
Administrative law judge rules Puccio spent too much time in New York and owes the state and city $2
Charles Taylor's lawyer storms out of war crimes court
The defence lawyer for former Liberian president Charles Taylor has walked out of the war crimes court.
Assange 'offered to be interviewed in Sweden': lawyer
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly offered to be interviewed in Sweden last year over allegations of rape and molestation, his Swedish lawyer told a British court on Tuesday.
Lazich calls for audit of lawyer disciplinary agency
The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau should scrutinize the performance of the Office of Lawyer Regulation, state Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) said Monday.
Ex lawyer sentenced after drunken ride
A former lawyer will spend up to the next four years behind bars, for a drunken ride through south Buffalo.
District Attorney Calls Hassan 'Vicious Murderer'
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita described Muzzammil Hassan as a "vicious murderer" Monday immediately following the guilty verdict in the beheading of his wife, Aasiya Hassan.
3 years for disbarred attorney who wouldn’t call it quits
A disbarred attorney was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for impersonating a former Naperville lawyer in court. Prosecutors said Timothy F. Eddy, 46, lost his law license in 2002, but went on to represent a defendant in Will and DuPage County courts while posing as a former legal colleague.
Assange's lawyer: Sweden acted improperly in probe
Swedish prosecutors had no choice but to issue an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after repeatedly failing to pin down the elusive Australian for an interview about sex crimes allegations, a lawyer for the Swedish government said Tuesday.
Gov. Tom Corbett nominates Allegheny County prosecutor Linda Kelly for attorney general
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett today nominated Linda L. Kelly to succeed him as attorney general.
PM defends Swedish justice after Assange lawyer claims
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt on Tuesday said the description of Sweden's judiciary system presented by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's defence lawyers was untrue.
Assange Lawyer: Swedish Prosecution Irregular
Second Day of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange's Extradition Hearing Closes; Defense Attacks Swedish Prosecutors
Pittsburgh prosecutor picked for state attorney general
HARRISBURG -- Federal prosecutor Linda L. Kelly has been nominated to become state attorney general.
Pittsburgh prosecutor picked for state attorney general
HARRISBURG -- Federal prosecutor Linda L. Kelly has been nominated to become state attorney general.
Pittsburgh prosecutor picked for state attorney general
HARRISBURG -- Federal prosecutor Linda L. Kelly has been nominated to become state attorney general.
Pittsburgh prosecutor picked for state attorney general
HARRISBURG -- Federal prosecutor Linda L. Kelly has been nominated to become state attorney general.
Attorney Asks For $70 Million Judgement Against Southampton Town
Attorney G. William Germano Jr., left, Nancy Genovese and attorney Frederick K. Brewington present Ms. Genovese's lawsuit during a press conference in July.
Poor school enrolment in polygamous community can be explained, lawyer says
VANCOUVER - A lawyer for the polygamous community of Bountiful, B.C. says the community's poor school enrolment can be explained by reasons other than a high drop-out rate.
Assange's lawyer admits he was wrong over interview delay claims
Julian Assange's Stockholm-based lawyer has admitted he was wrong to claim Swedish authorities waited five weeks to attempt to interview the Wikileaks founder over rape accusations.
VIDEO: Taylor's lawyer walks out of court
A lawyer for Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor has walked out of court during the closing stages of the former leader's war crimes trial in The Hague.