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Lawyer Sean O'Brien is champion for wrongly convicted
KANSAS CITY -- Sean O'Brien wants to wind down his law practice, but the pleas for help keep coming.
Merritt London 2012 doping win was fair: lawyer
LaShawn Merritt's lawyer insisted on Thursday that the Olympic 400 metres champion's appeal victory against a London 2012 doping ban was fair and represented a triumph for other suspended athletes.
Merritt London 2012 doping win was fair: lawyer
LAUSANNE (AFP) - LaShawn Merritt's lawyer insisted on Thursday that the Olympic 400 metres champion's appeal victory against a London 2012 doping ban was fair and represented a triumph for other suspended athletes.
ATTORNEY GENERAL'S CYBER CRIMES UNIT ARRESTS BENTON COUNTY MAN
LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that agents from his office have arrested a Benton County man for possession of child pornography. Agents with the Attorney General's Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Kile Devon Licause, 24, of Rogers on Wednesday. Licause was being held in the Benton County Detention Center pending a probable cause hearing on felony charges of distribut...
Obama says has confidence in his attorney general
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he has full confidence in Attorney General Eric Holder, who has come under scrutiny after a botched operation to track guns smuggled to Mexican drug cartels.
Imprisoned Iranian Lawyer Tried and Sentenced Again on Same Charges
Ghassem Sholeh Sadi, lawyer, university professor, and former member of the Iranian Parliament, who is now serving time inside Evin Prison, was again tried by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court on the charge of "insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei" and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Lawyer for Iran pastor expects verdict within days
The lawyer for Yusef Nadarkhani, an Iranian pastor facing possible capital punishment for apostasy, said a verdict was expected from Saturday and denied rumours that his client had been handed a death sentence.
Lawyer for Iran pastor expects verdict within days
The lawyer for Yusef Nadarkhani, an Iranian pastor facing possible capital punishment for apostasy, said a verdict was expected from Saturday and denied rumours that his client had been handed a death sentence.
South Bay attorney guilty in $1.1 million investment scheme
A South Bay attorney was found guilty Wednesday of defrauding more than 30 people as part of a $1.1 million investment scheme, federal prosecutors said.
Obama backs US attorney general amid gun scandal
U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday he fully supported Attorney General Eric Holder, who has come under scrutiny after a botched operation to track guns smuggled to Mexican drug cartels.
Lawyer pleads no contest to embezzlement
A California lawyer has pleaded no contest to embezzling $500,000 from a client's estate to pay for a BMW, vacations and meals.
US fugitive starts legal fight against extradition
The lawyer for captured American fugitive George Wright on Thursday filed his arguments in a Lisbon court against the 68-year-old's extradition.
US fugitive George Wright’s lawyer starts legal battle against his extradition from Portugal
LISBON, Portugal — The lawyer for captured American fugitive George Wright on Thursday filed his arguments in a Lisbon court against the 68-year-old’s extradition. The U.S. is trying to extradite Wright to serve the remainder of his 15- to 30-year sentence for a 1962 murder in New Jersey. Wright had served more than seven years before breaking out of prison in 1970 and had been on the run for ...
Lawyer: SJ-area man held by feds is no terrorist
ST. JOSEPH - The lawyer for Reed Berry said his client is a Muslim and has surfed some jihadist websites on which people chat about their political views but is not a terrorist and is not associated with any known terrorist organizations.
Coroner’s investigator grilled by Jackson doctor defense attorney who cites mistakes
LOS ANGELES — The defense attorney for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death is calling into question a coroner investigator’s notes and recollections of items found in the singer’s bedroom after he died. Elissa Fleak denied defense attorney Ed Chernoff’s contention Thursday that she had made a number of mistakes in preparing reports on the death. Read full article >>
NAACP says NJ State Police recruitment falls short
The state's attorney general released a report Wednesday lauding the New Jersey State Police as a model agency that has successfully emerged from the shadow of a racial profiling scandal. Meanwhile, the NAACP is raising questions about the agency's recruiting efforts among African-Americans.
Coroner's investigator grilled by Jackson doctor defence attorney who cites mistakes
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The defence attorney for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death is calling into question a coroner investigator's notes and recollections of items found in the singer's bedroom after he died.
Updyke lawyer asks to withdraw as counsel
A lawyer representing the man accused of poisoning the Toomer’s oaks is asking to withdraw from the case after his client appeared on a sports radio show against his advice.
Lawyer: Glorieta police shooting may have been a mistake
A Santa Fe lawyer says New Mexico State Police made a big mistake when they shot and killed a Glorieta man late Tuesday night.
Jackson death: Conrad Murray lawyer accuses investigator of errors
A defense attorney in Dr. Conrad Murray's trial on Thursday accused the lead coroner's office investigator of making numerous mistakes in the investigation of Michael Jackson’s death, including leaving her fingerprint on a key piece of evidence.
Attorney General asks residents to review Borders customer data
York, PA - Attorney General Linda Kelly is urging Pennsylvanians to review their privacy rights after the defunct Borders chain sold data gathered about customers to the Barnes & Noble chain for nearly $14 million.
U.S. murderer to fight extradition from Portugal: lawyer
LISBON (Reuters) - A lawyer representing a convicted U.S.-born murderer and alleged hijacker arrested in Portugal last week after 41 years on the run argued on Thursday the man should not be extradited to the United States where he feared he would be killed in jail.
US fugitive in Portugal starts extradition battle
The lawyer for captured American fugitive George Wright on Thursday filed his arguments in a Lisbon court against his client's extradition to the U.S., saying he should be allowed to serve the rest of his sentence in Portugal.
US murderer to fight extradition from Portugal-lawyer
LISBON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - A lawyer representing a convicted U.S.-born murderer and alleged hijacker arrested in Portugal last week after 41 years on the run argued on Thursday the man should not be extradited to the United States where he feared he would be killed in jail.
Attorney for Okla. warden's wife says judge biased
The defense attorney for a former Oklahoma prison warden's wife who was convicted of helping an inmate escape wants the Greer County judge who presided over the trial to be disqualified.
Lawyer and former firefighter challenges Chris Dorworth
A Lake Mary lawyer has filed papers to run against state Rep. Chris Dorworth, who is in line to be Florida House Speaker in 2014. Democrat Michael Clelland so far is the only challenger to file in Florida House District 34. Clelland spent 26 years as a Longwood firefighter, and attended law school at night. He [...]
Attorney: Regulations squeeze banks, consumers
A former White House attorney had strong words Thursday about the government regulations he called a "horrible wet blanket" on the financial sector, fostering uncertainty and hampering job growth.
Attorney for Okla. warden's wife says judge biased
share: digg facebook twitter (AP) — Greer County prosecutors are rejecting defense claims of bias by the judge who presided over the trial of a former Oklahoma prison warden's wife who was convicted of helping an inmate escape. Assistant District Attorney David Thomas says Ken Darby wasn't involved in the Parker case, and the defense knew before the trial that he was the judge's brother but didn ...
Attorney Asks to Withdraw From Updyke Case
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) - An attorney for the man accused of poisoning Auburn's Toomer's Corner oak trees has asked to withdraw from the case.
Attorney asks to withdraw from Harvey Updyke case
An attorney for the man accused of poisoning Auburn's Toomer's Corner oak trees has asked to withdraw from the case.
Attorney general asks Columbus to release contract with law firm in Expedia case
The state attorney general has asked the city of Columbus to comply with an Open Records Act request and release its contract with the law firm that has done its bidding in court against Expedia.
Lawyer: Client's health info shouldn't be released
A lawyer for a man charged with killing a Bismarck police officer says his client's health information should not be released to be used against him.
State's Attorney Alvarez endorsed despite African-American complaints
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez won the expected endorsement of Democratic slatemakers Thursday despite complaints from some African-American ward leaders about what they said was her failure to reach out to the black community.
Paxton's lawyer looks to discredit witness
A Calgary lawyer is trying to discredit the testimony of Crown witness Abraham Chutta, a former employee and roommate of Dustin Paxton.
Judge blasts personal-injury lawyer for running P2P "shake down"
Richmond, Virginia lawyer D. Wayne O'Bryan runs, as his website puts it, "a small law firm designed for personalized and professional legal services for dog attack injury and negligence claims." O'Bryan is quite clearly a personal injury lawyer, which is why it made perfect sense for him to file federal copyright lawsuits this summer on behalf of the pornographic film Gangbang Virgins ... or not ...
Attorney Asks to Withdraw from Harvey Updyke Case
An attorney for the man accused of poisoning Auburn's Toomer's Corner oak trees has asked to withdraw from the case.
Lawyer fails to overturn order barring him from practice
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer has failed in his bid to maintain his position as a legal practitioner.
Paxton's lawyer looks to discredit witness
A Calgary lawyer is trying to discredit the testimony of Crown witness Abraham Chutta, a former employee and roommate of Dustin Paxton.
Okla. attorney challenges citizen lawsuit change
The Associated Press The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY Legislation that makes it more difficult for residents to file a legal action to stop government wrongdoing violates the Oklahoma Constitution and provides increased protection for government corruption, an attorney argued in a lawsuit filed Thursday. Oklahoma City attorney Jerry Fent is trying to prevent the law from taking effect Nov. 1 ...
Mike Arroyo lawyer to Brillantes: Inhibit from poll fraud probe
The lawyer of Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo has called on Elections chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. to inhibit himself from the investigation into the alleged poll fraud that marred the 2007 elections.
Attorney seeks to keep doctor's reprimand from national database
A Las Vegas attorney scrambled Thursday to block the State Board of Medical Examiners from putting disciplinary information about a doctor into a national database.
Lawyer says deaf robber 'sad case'
A profoundly deaf man has admitted robbing an Onekawa dairy with an iron bar and stealing $129.An audible panic alarm was activated by the sole female attendant of Wycliffe St Superette after Rikihana Paea, 25, threatened her with...
Lawyer: E-mails show lax pilot training
BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- E-mails show Colgan Air didn't adequately train the pilot of a Continental Connections flight that crashed in New York state, killing 50 people, a lawyer says.
Loughner lawyer pleads for him to stay at Arizona prison
An attorney for Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner urges an appellate panel to let him stay near his family rather than return to a Missouri prison hospital. A lawyer for Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner urged a federal appellate panel Thursday to allow him to remain at a federal lockup near his family in Arizona rather than return him to a prison hospital in Missouri, where he ...
Portales attorney Eric Dixon charged with felony
Portales attorney Eric Dixon is accused of attempting to run down District Judge Ted L. Hartley with a vehicle in April outside the Curry County Courthouse. Dixon was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a fourth-degree...
States' attorney generals concerned about Express Scripts-Medco merger
A coalition of state attorneys general have launched an inquiry into the proposed merger of St. Louis-based Express Scripts and pharmacy benefit giant Medco Health Solutions.
President Obama defends attorney general regarding ATF tactics
Obama says he and Holder didn't know the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was allowing illegal gun purchases on the Southwest border as part of Operation Fast and Furious. President Obama insists neither he nor Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. knew federal ATF agents were permitting illegal gun purchases on the Southwest border, even as Republican lawmakers released new documents ...
Lawyer: Federal pot crackdown a blessing
SACRAMENTO - California's four United States Attorneys will announce a new medicinal marijuana policy Friday, a move one former prosecutor believes is a blessing for pot users and growers.
Charleston lawyer loses license over black lung case
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Charleston lawyer will lose his law license for a year because he failed to provide evidence to a miner that would have helped the man prove that he had black lung. The U.S. Supreme Court l...
Serial paedophile fires lawyer
SERIAL paedophile Mark Trevor Marshall has fired his lawyer and told the Supreme Court he had received threats to his safety.