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Cuccinelli advises against proposed rules that could pave way for gay adoption
RICHMOND — Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has advised a state board that it cannot impose new regulations that some argue would for the first time allow gay couples to adopt children in Virginia.
Disbarred Las Vegas Lawyer Sentenced In Theft, Forgery Case
Disbarred lawyer Charles Radosevich was sentenced to a minimum of four years in prison Wednesday on charges of forging court documents and stealing more than $200,000 from people who hired him for legal services. Radosevich, 67, who is being held without
Innocent Bailey targeted, says lawyer
REACTION:THE DECISION by Mr Justice Michael Peart to allow Ian Bailey leave to appeal his surrender to France was yesterday welcomed by Mr Bailey’s lawyer, Frank Buttimer, who said his client was innocent of the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Bonds's attorney: Feds didn't prove heart of case
Defense attorney Allen Ruby spoke to reporters Wednesday after a jury found Barry Bonds guilty of obstruction of justice. Ruby said the prosecution failed to prove the heart of its case. (April 13)
Eagle attorney accused of abusing his children
BOISE -- Prosecutors say an Eagle attorney sexually, physically, and emotionally abused his two children over several years.  With those accusations, that attorney, Gregory Vietz, was arrested Monday and is now charged with two counts of felony injury to a child. Court documents outline numerous instances when prosecutors say the attorney harmed his 15-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son. On ...
Lawyer seeks callers' names
NORTHAMPTON - Even as the city schedules a special election to fill the seat vacated by Ward 3 City Councilor Angela D. Plassmann, her lawyer is searching for answers about the complaints that led to her resignation.
Lawyer expects charges against SDPD officer
A lawyer who represents a San Diego police officer suspected of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a traffic incident in February said Wednesday he expects felony charges to be filed against his client.
Attorney for former CL athletic director asks judge to dismiss case
WOODSTOCK – A defense attorney for former Crystal Lake South athletic director Jim Stuglis plans to ask a judge to dismiss the case because too much time has passed since the alleged crimes were committed.
Santos lawyer submits photo to support tampering claim
Both the police and the camp of murder suspect Bella Ruby Santos accused each other of tampering with the plate number of the blue Mitsubishi Pajero that had yet to be returned to her despite a court order. Santos’ lawyer submitted to court yesterday a photo of her Pajero parked at the garage of the [...]
City vows transparency in city attorney search
The city included a laundry list of priorities in its request for proposals for city attorney services. Thirteen different priorities concerning topics like transparency, ethics, communication and risk avoidance.
Lawyer: Search of Gosnell wife's cell was illegal
For the second time in less than a month, a jailhouse incident has injected drama into the criminal cases of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell and his wife, Pearl, accused along with eight former employees of running a filthy West Philadelphia clinic where a patient and seven newborns allegedly died at the doctor's hands.
Attorney General, Law Secy, to appear before PAC tomorrow
New Delhi, Apr 14 (PTI) Attorney General Goolam Vahanvati, CBI Director A P Singh and Law Secretary D R Meena are expected to appear before Parliament''s Public Accounts Committee tomorrow to give evidence in the probe into the 2G spectrum allocation scam.The PAC, chaired by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, is likely to quiz Vahanvati about the legal opinions he may have given to the ...
Circuit judge upbraids attorney in lottery case
A Pulaski County circuit judge chastised a lawyer from the Arkansas attorney general’s office Wednesday, complaining that the attorney didn’t give the court acceptable notice to cancel a trial to decide who owns lottery-related trademarks.
2G case: Attorney General, CBI head may go before PAC tomorrow
The Hindu The Attorney General of India, Mr Goolam E. Vahanvati. -- Shiv Kumar Pushpakar. (file photo)
Lawyer Black faces possible prison time
Lawyer David Black could spend two years in prison.
Lancaster lawyer suspended for offering to write students' papers
LANCASTER -- A Lancaster lawyer has been suspended from practice for six months after advertising his services to write and edit students' papers and essays on Craigslist.
Lawyer wants confession tossed in pregnant girlfriend's slaying
SALEM - The lawyer for a Marblehead man accused of killing his girlfriend and her unborn child before fleeing the...
Lawyer wants homicide suspect's confession tossed
The lawyer for a Marblehead man accused of killing his girlfriend and her unborn child before fleeing the state wants his client's confession barred as evidence at trial because he was too tired to understand his Miranda rights.
Co. Attorney Doesn't Want Cameras
A judge will consider a request Thursday by former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas to bar cameras from hearings in an attorney-discipline case against him.
Attorney for arrested Greenville Police Officer speaks out
GREENVILLE, N.C. - Legal counsel for a Greenville Police officer that was arrested last weekend is speaking out.
Wis. judge hears arguments in union lawsuit
An attorney for the state of Wisconsin argued Wednesday that a lawsuit challenging Gov. Scott Walker's divisive collective bargaining law should be dismissed because it is not ripe given that the law has not yet taken effect.
Defense attorney for suspended Blessed Sacrament priest says trial 'likely'
The attorney for suspended Blessed Sacrament priest Emile “Mike” Boutin may be preparing to question the personal past of the 21-year-old man who is accusing his client of sexual misconduct.
Lancaster lawyer suspended for offering to write students' papers
LANCASTER -- A Lancaster lawyer has been suspended from practice for six months after advertising his services to write and edit students' papers and essays on Craigslist.
NI lawyer jailed for six months
A Belfast solicitor who walked free after stealing nearly £500,000 in a mortgage fraud is jailed for six months for flouting a ban on moving any assets.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Defense of Health Care Reform
SACRAMENTO - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has signed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit strongly defending the constitutionality of federal health care reform and urging the court to uphold the law.
Kennewick gives award to former U.S. attorney
Jim McDevitt, the former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, got a surprise recept
Va. attorney general opposes gay adoption
RICHMOND, Va., April 14 (UPI) -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II says a state board can't impose regulations some say would let gay couples adopt for the first time.
Attorney: Officers acted appropriately in PNC Park case
A Fraternal Order of Police attorney said today that a use-of-force instructor at Pittsburgh's police academy had viewed a video of a Saturday night arrest at PNC Park and determined that officers followed proper procedure when they used a Taser and nightsticks to subdue a fan.
Attorney: Officers acted appropriately in PNC Park case
A Fraternal Order of Police attorney said today that a use-of-force instructor at Pittsburgh's police academy had viewed a video of a Saturday night arrest at PNC Park and determined that officers followed proper procedure when they used a Taser and nightsticks to subdue a fan.
Polyamorists relationships wrongly targeted: lawyer
Canada's ban on polygamy unfairly criminalizes healthy relationships involving multiple spouses, a lawyer representing the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association told a special hearing in B.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Palace picks Accra lawyer for SEC
MANILA, Philippines—A corporate lawyer from the Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Office will be the next chairperson of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Attorney General Opposes Gay Adoption
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II says a state board can't impose regulations some say would let gay couples adopt for the first time. Cuccinelli's stance on the proposal reverses that of his predecessor, who is now a Virginia Supreme Court Justice, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Lawyer wants homicide suspect's confession tossed
The lawyer for a Marblehead man accused of killing his girlfriend and her unborn child before fleeing the state wants his client's confession barred as evidence at trial because he was too tired to understand his Miranda rights.
County Attorney Speaks Out Against Child Sex Predators
County Attorney Bill Montgomery spoke about a new Senate bill and also updated the public on the case of a convicted child sex predator in his monthly briefing.
Union attorney defends Pa. cops who stunned fan
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An attorney for the Fraternal Order of Police says a training instructor has determined two city officers were justified in using a stun gun and batons to subdue a fan who was reportedly drunk and allegedly threatened a team employee who was making him leave a Pittsburgh Pirates game. A preliminary hearing for 41-year-old Scott Ashley, of Pittsburgh, was postponed Thursday. His ...
Mayor to throw open city attorney search
Replacing the interim city attorney can’t happen soon enough, Councilor John Eagleton said, quipping “the man is off his nut.”
Attorney general: Indict Israeli foreign minister
Israel's attorney general announced Wednesday that he plans to indict the foreign minister on corruption charges but will allow him a standard final hearing before a charge sheet is issued.
Attorney general: Fines for absent Democrats OK
The Associated Press The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS Indiana's attorney general says House Republican leaders are on "strong legal ground" in fining Democrats who boycotted the House for five weeks. Republican Attorney General Greg Zoeller says his office will defend the authority of the legislative branch to determine its own rules for House members. Democrats who boycotted the House are ...
Attorney general: Fines for absent Democrats okay
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana's attorney general says House Republican leaders are on "strong legal ground" in fining Democrats who boycotted the House for five weeks.
Rape case stone cold - Farmer's lawyer
The lawyer for an autistic man wrongly convicted of rape and jailed, doubts police will ever find the true culprit.
True rape culprit may never be found - lawyer
The lawyer for an autistic man wrongly convicted of rape and jailed doubts police will ever find the true culprit.
Former Glaxo lawyer indicted again over drug probe
A former lawyer for GlaxoSmithKline has been reindicted for obstructing a probe into the company's marketing practices for a drug after the first indictment was dismissed because of errors by prosecutors, the Justice Department said on Thursday.
Lawyer refuses to represent murder suspect
A Belleville lawyer has declined to represent an accused murderer charged in connection with the death of an elderly city woman.[...]
James R. Naughton Sr., lawyer
James R. Naughton Sr., 85, a lawyer who worked for the U.S. House of Representatives from 1955 until he retired in 1983, died March 10 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church of a cerebral hemorrhage. He had been a McLean resident.
Prosecutors: Derrick Shepherd, a seasoned lawyer, admitted guilt
Former state Sen. Derrick Shepherd is a seasoned lawyer who clearly articulated his guilt in a federal conspiracy case and in doing so waived any challenges to his conviction. And that, federal prosecutors wrote, is in addition to evidence that...
LA City Attorney files charges against supergraphics company
LOS ANGELES - City Attorney Carmen Trutanich today continued his crusade against supergraphics -- large vinyl signs that span the sides of buildings -- announcing civil charges against a sign company that could result in millions of dollars in fines.
Hercules city attorney to step down in June
City's lawyer resigning effective June 30, mayor announces
U.S. Attorney Helping Former Inmates Get Jobs
U.S. Attorney Kenyen Brown has teamed up with Bishop State Community College and others for unique workshop.
City attorney denies 21-only petition
IOWA CITY – The city attorney has shot down an attempt by a University of Iowa student to have another referendum related to the 21-only bar law.
Conn. attorney general bill clears committee
A bill that attempts to clarify the qualifications for being Connecticut's Attorney General has cleared a key legislative committee.