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Justice Minister backed brothels, lawyer says
1985 comments in favour of indoor prostitution, made by now federal Justice Minister, read at landmark prostitution appeal hearing
Justice Minister backed brothels: lawyer
1985 comments in favour of indoor prostitution, made by now federal Justice Minister, read at landmark prostitution appeal hearing
Lawyer Admits Guilt, Client Sues
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A client of a Texas lawyer who pleaded guilty to helping in a judge's extortion scheme in Brownsville has sued to recoup more than $5 million in attorney fees.
Tenn. law on online images under constitutional review by state’s attorney general
Tennessee made headlines last week with news about a new law that will introduce criminal penalties for posting online images that “frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress.”
Lawyer says claims are false in online post on 1994 shooting, robbery of Tupac Shakur
NEW YORK - The lawyer for a hip-hop mogul accused in an online post of orchestrating a plot to rob rapper Tupac Shakur in the mid-1990s says the claims are outrageous and false.
Attorney appointed to defend former Madison County treasurer against claims by new treasurer
Ann Callis, Madison County's chief circuit judge, has appointed three special state's attorneys to provide legal services to Frank Miles, the county's former treasurer.
Attorney General: Savannah City Council violated law
State Attorney General's Office has notified City of Savannah officials it violated Open Meetings Law when it approved a flood claim settlement for Alderwoman Mary Osborne. In a letter dated Monday the Attorney General's Office also concluded that city officials failed to provide documents that the Attorney General's Office repeatedly sought. That failure "forced this office to go on a hunting ...
Attorney Eugster loses another legal battle - Thu, 16 Jun 2011 PST
Attorney and former Spokane City Council member Steve Eugster lost another legal decision today, this time challenging the way the state elects appellate judges and assigns them to three-judge panels.
District attorney says first year big
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A year after Booth Goodwin was appointed lead prosecutor for U.S. District Court in southern West Virginia, he believes he has taken strides toward his goals. "I think weve had a pretty big year," Goodwin said in an interv...
Casey Anthony lawyer's paternity question halts court
Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney sprung a surprise at her murder trial on Thursday by questioning whether Casey's brother Lee could be the father of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, who was found dead in 2008.
Lawyer: My client did not hire to shoot Tupac
The lawyer for a hip-hop mogul accused in an online post of orchestrating a plot to rob rapper Tupac Shakur in the mid-1990s says the claims are outrageous and false.
Joliet attorney ready to take on Glasgow in state’s attorney race
JOLIET — Joliet attorney Dave Carlson announced todaythat he will run for state’s attorney in the March Republican primary.If he is successful, Carlson could meet his former boss, incumbent Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow, in the November 2012 general election. Democrat Glasgow has said he will seek re-election.Carlson, 40, of Plainfield, worked as an assistant state’s attorney for ...
State's attorney: No charges in alleged Stamford metals thefts
State's Attorney David Cohen issued a statement Thursday saying no arrests would be made in the alleged theft of scrap metals from the city. Photo: File Photo / Stamford Advocate File Photo
Joliet attorney ready to take on Glasgow in state’s attorney race
JOLIET — Joliet attorney Dave Carlson announced todaythat he will run for state’s attorney in the March Republican primary.If he is successful, Carlson could meet his former boss, incumbent Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow, in the November 2012 general election. Democrat Glasgow has said he will seek re-election.Carlson, 40, of Plainfield, worked as an assistant state’s attorney for ...
Attorney General Bondi passes on Dems request to investigate Scott's veto flap
Attorney General Pam Bondi says she does not have the power to investigate whether any laws were broken when Gov. Rick Scott's staff removed Villagers from his budget veto cermony. House Democrats made the ask of Bondi and CFO Jeff Atwater, who has not yet responded. "While I appreciate Attorney General Pam Bondi’s acknowledgment letter, I remain concerned that constitutional rights protecting ...
Lawyer: Inmates need savings to get back on feet
A lawyer for a prison inmate who saved $11,000 from a jail job is pleased about an Illinois Supreme Court ruling.
Attorney General: I do not have the power to investigate The Villages budget signing event
Attorney General Pam Bondi says she can not investigate an incident at the budget signing event in The Villages.
Attorney General Won't Charge Former Sheriff Blanton
The South Carolina Attorney General's Office said Wednesday it has closed its investigation of former Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton, saying there is not enough evidence to bring criminal charges.  
Lawyer: My client did not hire to shoot Tupac
A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur...
Lawyer: My client did not hire someone to shoot Tupac
NEW YORK (AP) - A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur outside a recording studio in the mid-1990s, his lawyer said Thursday.
Joliet attorney ready to take on Glasgow in Will Co. state’s attorney race
JOLIET — Joliet attorney Dave Carlson announced todaythat he will run for state’s attorney in the March Republican primary.If he is successful, Carlson could meet his former boss, incumbent Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow, in the November 2012 general election. Democrat Glasgow has said he will seek re-election.Carlson, 40, of Plainfield, worked as an assistant state’s attorney for ...
Lawyer claims double jeopardy in arson case involving R.C. Soles
The lawyer for Allen Strickland filed a motion Thursday claiming that his client's July trial on arson charges is double jeopardy, according to the Columbus County District Attorney's Office.
Michigan attorney general subpoenas LPS
Michigan's attorney general has subpoenaed Lender Processing Services along with two other companies as part of a criminal investigation into questional mortgage documentation. Attorney generals in Illinois and California announced similar subpoenas against the Jacksonville-based LPS last month.The press release from Attorney General Bill Schuette's office said the subpoenas were issued against ...
Lawyer says claims are false in online post on shooting, robbery of Tupac Shakur
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur outside a recording studio in the mid-1990s, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: My client did not hire to shoot Tupac
A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur outside a recording studio in the mid-1990s, his lawyer said Thursday.
Court: Lawyer can sue debt collector over private info
The Supreme Court ruled today that a lawyer can sue a debt collector for allegedly disclosing his dental records.
Anthony lawyer's paternity question halts court
Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney sprang a surprise at her murder trial on Thursday by questioning whether Casey's brother Lee could be the father of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, who was found dead in 2008.
Attorney prepares to defend murder suspect
The lawyer hired to defend the teen accused of killing Carly Lewis talks to 7&4 News on the day his client is arraigned for murder.
Lawyer: My client did not orchestrate Tupac shooting
A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur outside a recording studio in the mid-1990s, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer trying to free inmate with sickle cell anemia
Lawyer trying to free inmate with sickle cell anemia By nate carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 16, 2011 06:18PM MDT Cynthia-Mae Tela Askie faces felony driving under the influence and assault charges that might put her in prison for years, but that’s not her biggest problem. The problem is a misdemeanor drunken driving conviction in Murray Justice Court. The judge there who sentenced ...
Attorney General Holder defends terrorism trial plans
Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday defended the Obama administration's use of criminal courts to try terrorism suspects after a renewed call to send them to military trials at the naval base in Cuba.
Attorney general defends civilian terror trials against criticism from Senate GOP leader
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder is defending the prosecution of terrorism suspects in civilian court after criticism from the top-ranking Republican in the Senate.
Attorney general defends civilian terror trials against criticism from Senate GOP leader
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday defended the prosecution of terrorism suspects in civilian court after the top-ranking Senate Republican urged him to send two Iraqis to Guantanamo Bay rather than try them in Kentucky.
Attorney general defends civilian terror trials against criticism from Republican leader
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday defended the prosecution of terrorism suspects in civilian court after the top-ranking Senate Republican urged him to send two Iraqis to Guantanamo Bay rather than try them in Kentucky.
Attorney: Homeless feeding arrests are unlawful
An Orlando attorney says the mayor should be charged with contempt of court
Attorney of accused shooter: "It was an accident"
The attorney for Michael Bishop says a shooting after a prank was an accident, but the victim's friends say this never should have happened.
Connecticut wants Facebook meeting over privacy
Connecticut's Attorney General is concerned over Facebook's use of facial recognition technology to identify users and has requested a meeting with Facebook officials to discuss ways to alleviate those concerns.
Jimmy Henchman's Lawyer Refutes Link To G-Unit Associate's Murder
'The only 'evidence' tying that murder to Jimmy Rosemond is the uncorroborated word of a criminal,' Jeffery Lichtman tells MTV News.
Attorney general encourages pastors to get political without breaking the law
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli coached a group of Christians leaders on how they can be political without violating the Election Campaign Act and Internal Revenue Code Thursday morning.
NLRB lawyer on the hot seat
The government lawyer seeking, in effect, to shut down Boeing Co.'s new aircraft assembly plant in North Charleston is flying into South Carolina today. It's not shaping up to be a hospitable visit.
Lawyer denies that client plotted to have Tupac shot
A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur outside a recording studio in 1994, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: My client did not hire to shoot Tupac Shakur
A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur outside a recording studio in the mid-1990s, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney: Wife's death accidental
Sean Barrett's attorney, James Martin Davis, said the evidence will show that the slaying was not premeditated, a condition of first-degree murder. Davis described the shooting as accidental.
Attorney General has deputy at W&M
WILLIAMSBURG — When Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli decided to assign a full-time deputy to the College of William & Mary campus, he took work from three people and cost Sen. Tommy Norment (R-3rd) more than $100,000 in income.
LAWRENCE: Council appoints its new attorney
Township Council approved Michael W. Herbert to become the municipal attorney by a 3-2 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night. He replaces former Municipal Attorney Kevin Nerwinski, who was elevated by the council to become the Municipal Court judge.
LAWRENCE: Council appoints its new attorney
Township Council approved Michael W. Herbert to become the municipal attorney by a 3-2 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night. He replaces former Municipal Attorney Kevin Nerwinski, who was elevated by the council to become the Municipal Court judge.
Casey Anthony lawyer's paternity question halts court
Casey Anthony's lead lawyer sprang a surprise at her murder trial by questioning whether Casey's brother Lee could be the father of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, who was found dead in 2008.
Lawyer wants cops to release use of force policy
A defence lawyer says the Fredericton Police Force should be ordered to turn over its internal use of force policy so he can defend a man accused of assaulting a police officer.
NLRB lawyer on the hot seat in S.C. with Boeing case
Solomon reluctantly coming to South Carolina for Boeing hearing
Attorney trying to discredit witness
HARRISONBURG -- Attorney Paul Hampton Thomson's legal counsel is seeking to impeach a key witness against the former Winchester prosecutor in his upcoming trial in U.S. District Court.