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Holder defends attorney defending gay marriage ban
The former Bush administration lawyer under fire for defending the federal ban on gay marriage is getting support from an unexpected source — Attorney General Eric Holder.
Lawyer under fire for defending gay marriage ban gets support from attorney general
WASHINGTON — The former Bush administration lawyer under fire for defending the federal ban on gay marriage is getting support from an unexpected source — Attorney General Eric Holder.
WV Attorney General Sues VA Title Lender
West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw is suing a Virginia title lender that failed to turn over records sought in an investigation into debt collection practices.
Lawyer wants manslaughter charge thrown out at ex-soldier's second court martial
HALIFAX - A military judge reserved his decision Tuesday on a defence request to drop a manslaughter charge against a former soldier charged in the fatal shooting of a fellow reservist in Afghanistan.
Attorney General Holder expresses energy market concerns
Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday that he saw some "disturbing" things in the energy markets, which support forming the task force unveiled last week to investigate possible fraud and manipulation.
Attorney General says counties can't ban pain clinics
FRANKFORT, Ky. — The state Attorney General's office has issued an opinion that county governments don't have the right to ban pain-management clinics.
Attorney General Holder cites "disturbing" information on gas prices
Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday "there are a couple of things that are disturbing" as the government launches its oil and gas fraud task force investigation into sharply rising gasoline prices.
Celebrity defense attorney Alan Dershovitz is advising Gigi Jordan in son hotel-slay case
Harvard law professor and celebrity defense attorney Alan Dershowitz is advising a former pharmaceutical executive charged with killing her autistic 8-year-old son in a New York luxury hotel. Dershowitz joined Gigi Jordan and her other lawyers at a court appearance Tuesday. Attorney Ron Kuby said Dershowitz was there as a...
High court ruling is victory for Utah homeowners, attorney says
LINDON — Calling it a "good day for Utah homeowners," the attorney for a family whose 6,400-square-foot dream home sank into the ground praised a ruling Tuesday from the state's high court.
New Fort Hood commander, defense attorney to meet
The attorney for the Fort Hood shooting suspect plans to urge the Texas Army post's new commanding general not to seek the death penalty in the case, he said Tuesday.
Malkoun won't flee to Aust: lawyer
Convicted Australian heroin trafficker Elie Malkoun poses no threat to the community and no flight risk, an Arizona judge has been told.
Amarillo attorney vows to help wrongly convicted man
Amarillo, Texas - It's being called a grave injustice... An innocent Texas man sits on death row for 12 years. And now, one Amarillo attorney is fighting to get the state to say they're sorry.
Holder Vouches for Attorney Defending Gay Marriage Ban
The former Bush administration lawyer under fire for defending the federal ban on gay marriage is getting support from an unexpected source -- Attorney General Eric Holder. 
Attorney general sues Virginia title lender
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw is suing a Virginia title lender that failed to turn over records sought in an investigation into debt collection practices. McGraws office said Tuesday the lawsuit was filed against Fast ...
Lawyer files summons on action of Selangor state assembly
SHAH ALAM: A lawyer has filed an originating summons to seek a declaration that the Selangor state assembly’s rights and privileges committee was ultra vires in summoning him to a proceeding.
Attorney Wants St. Louis Park Teen's Murder Trials Combined
An attorney for a Minnesota teenager accused of killing two convenience store clerks in northern Iowa has asked the Iowa Supreme Court to combine two murder trials...
Jury finds lawyer in RI corruption case guilty
Robert Ciresi is found guilty of conspiracy, extortion and bribery.
Jury finds lawyer in RI corruption case guilty
Robert Ciresi is found guilty of conspiracy, extortion and bribery.
Lawyer who paid bribes in B.C. Rail scandal awaits fate in Ontario
The Law Society of Upper Canada reserved its decision on whether Erik Bornman, who paid bribes to a senior B.C. government official, should be allowed to become a lawyer in Ontario. Bornman's hearing concluded today with the law society not calling any further witnesses.
NAACP lawyer to defend homeless mother
STAMFORD -- A lawyer with the state NAACP has stepped forward to represent the homeless woman facing charges of illegally registering her son in a Norwalk public school.
Guantánamo Lawyer Seeks WikiLeaks Access
David H. Remes is challenging an apparent Justice Department ban on publicly discussing the leaked documents.
Oakland City Attorney Plans To Seek 3rd Gang Injunction
The Oakland City Attorney’s Office, which has filed lawsuits against two gangs in the city, still plans to file a lawsuit against a third gang at some point in the near future, a spokesman said Tuesday.
Next debate in Sunrise: Who to hire as city attorney
In their search for a new city attorney, commissioners debated Tuesday night whether to go with an outside firm or switch back to an in-house attorney.
York County attorney retires after 38 years
His has been a career of firsts.
Uncertainty ahead for state’s attorney’s office
The embarrassment and shame of Jeff Terronez’s guilty plea and resignation as Rock Island County state’s attorney leaves uncertainty in its wake.
Kenya: Attorney General Orders Police to Investigate Ocampo Six
Attorney-General Amos Wako has ordered that the Ocampo Six be investigated over the post election violence.
Convicted teacher’s attorney: ‘Prosecution was not impartial’
The attorney who represented Jason VanHoutte in his sexual assault case last year said he is considering a new legal strategy for his client, given that Rock Island County State’s Attorney Jeff Terronez may have been personally involved with VanHoutte’s teenage victim.
Attorney general says Terronez documents will be released ‘quickly’
The eight-month investigation that resulted in Jeff Terronez pleading guilty Tuesday to a single misdemeanor count produced hundreds of police documents that remain under seal.
Attorney: Shooter Was Defending His Home
The attorney for a man who shot at four people says he was defending his home and family.
Nodine's attorney blasts retrial
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon said she will need several more weeks to review existing evidence and examine new leads before deciding to retry former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine for the murder of April Downs.
Lawyer guilty in R.I. bribe crackdown
PROVIDENCE — After less than a day of deliberation, a jury convicted a lawyer yesterday who had been accused of facilitating bribes to three former North Providence councilmen.
Attorney asks for dismissal for Wooten's conspirator
Defense attorneys asked a Collin County district judge to quash an indictment for a man accused of bribing another Collin County judge during her election campaign.
'Super lawyer’ status for Greenwald
Chester Gary Greenwald of the Greenwald Law Offices in Chester, Wurtsboro, New York City and Poughkeepsie was recently named, for the second consecutive time, a “super lawyer” in the area of general litigation in the New York Super Lawyer Magazine. Only 5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this commendation.
Lawyer exits Powell defense
SCRANTON – Citing a lack of insurance coverage, an attorney who had been representing Robert Powell in the “kids for cash” lawsuits has asked a federal judge to allow him to withdraw from the case based on Powell’s inability to pay his firm.
SF lawyer sues Alameda County Sheriff's Office
An attorney with the San Francisco public defender's office has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, claiming he was pulled over for no reason for a traffic stop last year...
Garfield County interviews four finalists for lead county attorney
On Friday, the Garfield County commissioners will be interviewing four finalists for the job of lead county attorney. The finalists are Ronald Carlson of Frisco, Andrew Gorgey of Colorado Springs, David D. Smith of Glenwood Springs, and Todd Starr of Pagosa Springs.
HIGHTSTOWN: Attorney will aid borough with police issues
HIGHTSTOWN The Borough Council hired an attorney to deal with âpolice issuesâ during a closed meeting Monday evening concerning Hightstown Police Chief James Eufemia, while the embattled chief also lawyered up, sources said.
Colorado medical-marijuana bill draws U.S. attorney's warning
The U.S. attorney for Colorado warned state lawmakers Tuesday that pending legislation adjusting rules for medical marijuana would conflict with federal law and could lead to federal prosecutions.
Attorney general to advise Merit Protection Commission on providing public records
A representative for the Oklahoma attorney general said Tuesday the office would advise the Merit Protection Commission 'on their duty to provide prompt, reasonable access' to public records.
Tuscaloosa attorney pleads guilty to bankruptcy fraud
A Tuscaloosa attorney has been charged with bankruptcy fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Birmingham. Donald Dionne, 60, is accused of providing false information about clients’ addresses so cases would be assigned to a different judicial division and judge.
Va attorney general to discuss Virginia Tech fines
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is planning an announcement about the federal sanctions against Virginia Tech for the way it handled the 2007 mass shootings.
Attorney general plans announcement about Virginia Tech’s $55K fine for response to shootings
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is planning an announcement about the federal sanctions against Virginia Tech for the way it handled the 2007 mass shootings.
Attorney general to advise Merit Protection Commission on providing public records
A representative for the Oklahoma attorney general said Tuesday the office would advise the Merit Protection Commission 'on their duty to provide prompt, reasonable access' to public records.
Another defendant in Russian lawyer murder makes suicide attempt
A suspect in the 2009 murder of Russian lawyer Stanislav Markelov and journalist Anastasia Baburova tried to commit suicide in a Moscow pre-trial detention facility on Wednesday, a lawyer said.
Attorney General to speak about Tech fines
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is planning an announcement today about the Federal sanctions against Virginia Tech.
Alberto Contador: CAS picks three-lawyer panel to hear doping case
The Court of Arbitration for Sport selected a three-man panel on Wednesday to hear Alberto Contador's doping case and said it expects a verdict before the Tour de France in July.
Lawyer questions strip-search
A Mississauga man has been found not guilty of refusing to provide a breath sample after being stopped by police, after a Toronto judge determined his emotional state was such that he didn't have criminal intent.
Attorney General Eric Holder Admits Attacks on Paul Clement Have Gone Too Far
WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) responded today after Attorney General Eric Holder admitted that attacks on former Solicitor General Paul Clement have gone too far.
CAS names 3-lawyer panel to hear Contador case
The Court of Arbitration for Sport named a three-man panel on Wednesday to hear Alberto Contador's doping case and said it expects a verdict before the Tour de France in July. Israeli lawyer Efraim Barak will chair the panel, which also includes Quentin Byrne-Sutton of Switzerland and Germany's Ulrich Haas.
NAACP lawyer to represent accused homeless mom
Tanya McDowell, the homeless woman from Bridgeport, Connecticut, who is being charged with larceny for using a friend's address to enroll her son in a Norwalk kindergarten, will be represented by NAACP attorney Darnell Crosland, the group announced. Activists including Ohio mom Kelley Williams-Bolar, who was jailed for using her father's address to send her [... ]