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Federal Attorney-General slams WikiLeaks again
Federal Attorney-General Robert McClelland has again labelled the release of thousands of US embassy cables by WikiLeaks as a threat to national security.
Montco’s Rafferty looks set to run for attorney general
State Sen. John Rafferty Jr. (R., Montgomery) could become the first GOP candidate to officially enter the 2012 attorney general's race.
Lawyer facing murder charge asks to represent himself
He has represented celebrities such as Queen Latifah and Lil' Kim.
L.A. County district attorney calls prisoner shift 'grave threat' to safety
The Los Angeles County district attorney on Tuesday called the state plan to shift responsibility for low-level inmates to county agencies "a grave threat to public safety" in a message to the Board of Supervisors.
Lawyer for convicted Chicago cop says client should only serve 10 years
Former Chicago Police Officer Jerome Finnigan’s prison sentence should be capped at 10 years because he has already gone through four years of solitary confinement, his attorney argued in a court filing on Monday.
Attorney for boy: Other children also handcuffed for talking
The attorney for a family suing Chicago Public Schools over the alleged handcuffing of a first-grader in 2010 said Tuesday the boy was among several 6- and 7-year-olds who were detained and handcuffed for hours for talking in class.
Missouri Supreme Court candidates
• Timothy Cisar, lawyer with Cisar Law Firm in Lake Ozark
Lawyer seeks plea in fake pregnancy case
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — The attorney for a Pennsylvania woman accused of taking her friend's infant niece and claiming it has her own says he's seeking a plea deal for his client. Sherry Beere is awaiting trial on charges including kidnapping and interference with the custody of a child for allegedly taking the baby in February in Altoona, Blair County. Public Defender David Beyer told The Altoona ...
Attorney representing allegedly handcuffed first-grader said school authorized security guard to use discipline
CHICAGO - The attorney for a family suing Chicago Public Schools over the alleged handcuffing of a first-grader...
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto renews mortgage fraud battle
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto holds a news conference, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, in Las Vegas, concerning the case brought against Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki.
Lawyer pursues suit against Lakin
EAST ALTON — Attorney Edward W. Unsell has asked a judge to lift a stay, which he complained is stalling his clients’ civil lawsuit against former top personal injury lawyer Tom Lakin.
Attorney for Orozco files motion to produce statements
SYCAMORE – An attorney filed motions in court Tuesday on behalf of the man police said shot a Northern Illinois University football player in the spring.
Lawyer: Selmon not part of lawsuit
A lawsuit filed on behalf of several retired NFL players lost its highest-profile plaintiff on Tuesday in Tampa Bay Buccaneers Hall of Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon.
Orie attorney: Latest charges 'vindictive'
The attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie on Tuesday called the new charges filed against her a "vindictive maneuver" designed to influence his client's pending appeal before the state Superior Court. Ms. Orie went on trial in February on charges that she misused her public office, staff and resources to perform campaign work.
Ruben Rosario: Washington called. U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones answered.
Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones was not a happy camper. I had publicly criticized his office for giving up prosecution of a high-profile human-trafficking case to another federal jurisdiction.
Bevilacqua too ill to testify, lawyer tells court
Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua is too sick to appear in court next month and should be allowed to testify privately at home about how he handled years of allegations that local priests were molesting children, his lawyer told a Philadelphia judge Tuesday.
Attorney fired up over hot sauce
Joseph M. Johnson III is an attorney and the chief public defender for Adams County. He and his wife, Amanda, have two children, Ellie, 7, and Jack, 4.
U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke resigns
Dennis Burke, U.S. Attorney for Arizona, resigned Tuesday morning effective immediately.
Flamboyant lawyer, facing a possible life sentence, asks to represent himself
He has represented celebrities such as Queen Latifah and Lil' Kim. Other clients have included rap stars, gangsters, and a former soldier accused in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal.
Get on with refugee apps -lawyer
Refugee lawyer David Manne has called on the government to get on with the job of processing applications.
L.A. County district attorney calls prisoner shift 'grave threat' to safety
The Los Angeles County district attorney on Tuesday called the state plan to shift responsibility for low-level inmates to county agencies "a grave threat to public safety" in a message to the Board of Supervisors.
Attorney files lawsuit over airplane engine
Longview attorney T. John Ward Jr. is suing an aircraft manufacturer after discovering a crack in his private plane’s engine.
Attorney for boy: Other children also handcuffed for talking
The attorney for a family suing Chicago Public Schools over the alleged handcuffing of a first-grader in 2010 said Tuesday the boy was among several 6- and 7-year-olds who were detained and handcuffed for hours for talking in class.
Lawyer Accused of Stealing Expected in Court
A Brookfield lawyer, accused of stealing from people who just lost their homes is due in court today.
Lawyer Speaks on Courtroom Commotion
There was a lot of commotion and drama in provincial court in St. John's on Monday. Alleged murderer Philip Pynn discharged his lawyer, Averill Baker, and expressed concerns that it was taking too long for the Crown to release disclosure regarding his case.
Lawyer Stary in top Dog chat
THE man who defended Carl Williams wants to help re-energise the Western Bulldogs.
U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke resigns
Dennis Burke, U.S. Attorney for Arizona, resigned Tuesday morning effective immediately.
Lawyer wants to buy Kim Kardashian sex tape, take it offline
With her recent marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian is off the market. Her infamous sex tape might be off the market as well, according to CNN .
Attorney Michael Ehline Voted Cruise Ship Attorney of the Year by Hollywood Weekly Magazine Protects Passengers
Passengers often assume that this is safe, but not all cruise ships are. Personal injury attorney, Michael Ehline discusses protecting the rights of the cruise ship passenger and holding the cruise line accountable after an accident or cruise ship rape, which are incidences in the past that were pushed under the rug. Michael Ehline lifts up the rug, which is ostensibly why maritime attorney ...
Lawyer who allegedly told client to break into foreclosed home faces trial
The trial for a San Diego attorney who allegedly instructed a client to break into a foreclosed home as a media stunt began Tuesday and is expected to last a week, prosecutors said.
Rocket Lawyer: Cutting Out Small Business Attorneys' Fees
For forms and quick answers to burning legal questions, Rocket Lawyer is a good resource. But you might want to skip the professional package -- and the service fees.
Quebec lawyer vows to strike down assisted suicide law
Neary 20 years after the Sue Rodriguez case, a prominent Quebec lawyer is gearing up to challenge the law against assisted suicide at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Quebec lawyer vows to strike down assisted suicide law
Neary 20 years after the Sue Rodriguez case, a prominent Quebec lawyer is gearing up to challenge the law against assisted suicide at the Supreme Court of Canada.
COURT: Lawyer says client's rights violated, confession illegal in homicide case
The lawyer for an alleged heroin dealer charged with the overdose deaths of three Tri-Citians is cha
Lawyer expects more arrests from LSU fight
The lawyer for four men injured in a brawl involving LSU football players expects more arrests for the beating of one client who suffered three fractured vertebrae.
Defense attorney identified as client
CHICAGO, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- A federal judge declared a mistrial in a Chicago sex-trafficking case after a witness identified the defense attorney as one of her clients, records indicate.
Crittenton attorney says L.A. arrest 'odd'
ATLANTA, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- An attorney for NBA basketball player and former Georgia Tech star Javaris Crittenton has called his client's arrest in Los Angeles "odd."
Attorney expects more arrests in LSU bar brawl
The lawyer for four men injured in a brawl involving LSU football players expects more arrests for the beating of one client who suffered three fractured vertebrae.
Lawyer who oversaw 9/11 claims will aid fair victims' fund
About $263K has been donated to victims, families of Aug. 13 stage collapse; another $554K expected from Maroon 5, Train concerts.
Lawyer: Expect more arrests in LSU fight
The lawyer for four men injured in a brawl involving LSU football players expects more arrests for the beating of one client who suffered three fractured vertebrae.
Attorney Ashley Campbell has been Selected as a Leader in the Law by NC Lawyers Weekly.
Triangle - Ragsdale Liggett Attorney, Ashley Campbell has been Selected as a Leader in the Law by NC Lawyers Weekly.
Pursue court costs for legal challenges, city lawyer says
The city of Ottawa's top lawyer is recommending council repeal a policy that has prevented it from seeking legal costs from groups that take the city to court.
Attorney for alleged victims expects more arrests, but defense lawyers have new witnesses
The lawyer for four men injured in a brawl involving LSU football players expects more arrests for the beating of one client who suffered three fractured vertebrae. “Other arrests could be made in this case that are just as serious as the two already made,” attorney Michael Bienvenu said. “This isn’t over.” LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns turned ...
Warren Jeffs’ attorney facing drug charge
Warren Jeffs’ attorney facing drug charge By lindsay whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune Published Aug 31, 2011 03:17PM MDT An attorney for polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs is facing a felony drug charge, according to court records. Emily Munoz Detoto was charged with possession of a controlled substance on June 20 in Harris County, Texas, where her Houston law practice is based, according to ...
Attorney General says NDSU wrongfully charged for public records
The attorney general took the side of a conservative blogger over North Dakota State University in an opinion that said President Dean Bresciani’s office quoted charges for some public documents not allowed under law.
Attorney: Truck driver in fatal buggy crash sober
The attorney for a truck driver charged with murder in a fatal crash involving an Amish buggy says test results show his client was sober.
Attorney General warns of price gouging
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued an open letter to vendors in areas forecast to be affected by Hurricane Irene to warn against price gouging, the inflation of the...
Attorney general of Syria's Hama defects
AMMAN (Reuters) - The attorney-general of the Syrian city of Hama said in a video posted on YouTube on Wednesday he had resigned in protest at the crackdown on pro-democracy protests, but authorities said he had been kidnapped.
Attorney general of Syria's Hama defects-video
AMMAN, Aug 31 (Reuters) - The attorney-general of the Syrian city of Hama said in a video posted on YouTube on Wednesday he had resigned in protest at the crackdown on pro-democracy protests, but authorities said he had been kidnapped.
Victims' lawyer says expect more arrests in LSU bar fight
The lawyer for four men injured in a brawl involving LSU football players said Wednesday he expects more arrests for the beating of one client who suffered three fractured vertebrae.