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Former Ariz. U.S. Attorney Admits Leaking 'Fast And Furious' Memo
The memo was used to cast aspersions on a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent who had blown the whistle to Congress about a botched gun trafficking operation.
Former Ariz. U.S. Attorney Admits Leaking 'Fast And Furious' Memo
The memo was used to cast aspersions on a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent who had blown the whistle to Congress about a botched gun trafficking operation.
Lawyer to push OSC to drop case against him
Former Davies partner asks OSC to stay proceedings surrounding alleged insider trading
Attorney General Holder Admits Errors in ATF’s Fast and Furious Operation
Attorney General Eric Holder today apologized to lawmakers for an inaccurate report his office sent to Capitol Hill about the controversial Fast and Furious operation. Justice Department lawyers provided Sen. Charles Grassley’s office with information about the tactic of guns being walked into Mexico in...
Attorney general race: Conway wins re-election over P’Pool
Incumbent Jack Conway was re-elected to another four-year term as the state’s attorney general on Tuesday, in a landslide victory, keeping the position for the Democratic Party for the past 63 years.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway wins re-election
Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway cruised to a second term on Tuesday, beating Republican challenger and Hopkins County Attorney Todd P’Pool.
Lawyer cleared of prison ethics complaint
An Alma lawyer who has been under the cloud of an ethics complaint for two years regarding his role in exposing a pattern of sexual abuse at the Topeka Correctional Facility for women has been cleared of wrongdoing.
Attorney for Yaz and Yasmin Patients Asks FDA to Ban the Contraceptive Drugs
Phoenix Attorney Van O’Steen has asked the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban Yaz, Yasmin and all other birth control pills containing the progestin drospirenone. O’Steen’s law firm, O’Steen & Harrison, PLC, represents patients throughout the United States who claim to have been seriously harmed by Bayer Healthcare’s top selling contraceptive medications. ...
Houston attorney who defended Jackson's doctor pushes for probation
On Monday, the seven-man, five-woman jury found Dr. Conrad Murray, a cardiologist whose work included a Houston practice, guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death. Jackson, 50, died in June 2009 after being administered a potent anesthetic, propofol, the so-called "milk of amnesia," as a sleeping aid. "There's not another case like this," Chernoff said in describing the media frenzy ...
Cain’s Lawyer On Accusing: ‘Think Twice’
The women’s backgrounds and motives are under intense scrutiny, which has been encouraged and amplified by conservative news outlets and commentators who support Herman Cain.
Lawyer: NBA's players get 'plantation' treatment
Commissioner David Stern says union attorney Jeffrey Kessler is largely to blame for the NBA's stalled labor talks after Kessler told The Washington Post that the owners are treating the players "like plantation workers."
McDaniel attorney applies for bond for client
The Macon attorney representing Stephen Mark McDaniel, charged in the June slaying of his Mercer University law school classmate and neighbor, has filed an application for bond.
Conway gets 2nd term as Ky. attorney general
Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway won a second term Tuesday night, defeating a Republican prosecutor who tried to turn...
Penman leading challenger McKenna in race for city attorney
City Attorney James F. Penman is leading challenger David McKenna early with 52.7 percent of vote, according to the Office of the Registrar of Voters.
Lawyer in Butler County double slaying may have to step aside
The Butler County lawyer defending a man accused of killing his father and stepmother likely won't guide the case through trial because he is not certified to handle death penalty cases, according to the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Former Ariz. US Attorney admits leaking memo smearing Fast and Furious whistle-blower
Former Arizona U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, who resigned in August, admitted late Tuesday that he leaked a document aimed at smearing Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent John Dodson, an Operation Fast and Furious whistle-blower.
Mehanna lawyer lashes out at prosecutors
After being approached by FBI agents, alleged terror supporter Tarek Mehanna appeared to begin to suspect that one of his friends was a government informant in 2006.
State attorney general takes over Nodine case
FOLEY, Alabama — Former Baldwin County district attorney David Whetstone has been asked by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to serve as lead prosecutor in the Steve Nodine case.
Lawyer: Accused cop killer will surrender
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A man charged with killing a San Francisco police officer in 1971 plans to surrender to fight the charge, a lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney General Eric Holder calls gun operations "flawed"
Attorney General Eric Holder disavowed the controversial Fast and Furious program Tuesday, calling the practice of federal agents' letting U.S. guns illegally enter Mexico "unacceptable" during a sometimes- tense Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway wins re-election
FRANKFORT — Attorney General Jack Conway cruised to a second term on Tuesday, beating Republican challenger and Hopkins County Attorney Todd P'Pool.
Lawyer: Soldier Innocent Of Attempted Espionage
The attorney representing the 22-year-old Kentucky soldier charged with attempted espionage and communicating military information said Tuesday that his client told him he is innocent.
Attorney sentenced for aiding fake priest's fraud
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana attorney has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for helping a man posing as a priest scam money from nearly 100 people. A federal judge on Tuesday also ordered Thomas Lewis of South Bend to pay $1.5 million in restitution. He pleaded guilty in August to aiding and abetting mail and wire fraud. He was accused of helping Byron Canada of ...
Lawyer sentenced for aiding fake preist
A northern Indiana attorney has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for helping a man posing as a priest scam money from nearly 100 people. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Lawyer: DHS assured no deportation for Macaraeg
The Department of Homeland Security has assured that Elpidio A. Macaraeg, a Filipino maintenance worker who has been on Saipan for 26 years and has been in detention for a month now, will not be deported until his motion to reopen proceedings is heard by the Immigration Court, according to immigration lawyer Mun Su Park.
Jonesboro attorney says someone using his name
Well-known Jonesboro attorney Bobby McDaniel says it appears someone is using his name in an attempted scam.
Omaha Lawyer Chosen for Douglas County Judgeship
An Omaha lawyer has been named a county court judge in the 4th Judicial District.
Lawyer Cameron Ward criticizes injunction application against Occupy Vancouver activists
The civil-rights lawyer says the City of Vancouver is trying to force the court to abandon its role as an impartial arbiter.
Union lawyer sorry for 'plantation' comments
Union attorney Jeffrey Kessler apologized for his "plantation workers" comment.
Attorney General files lawsuit against former Excel Academy operators
The state attorney general’s office has filed a civil lawsuit against the former operators of a Newark charter school who admitted last month to running improper bingo operations.
State attorney general takes over Nodine case
FOLEY, Alabama — Former Baldwin County district attorney David Whetstone has been asked by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to serve as lead prosecutor in the Steve Nodine case.
Lawyer enters not guilty plea for Lindsay Lohan’s dad in Fla. domestic violence case
TAMPA, Fla. — The attorney for the estranged father of actress Lindsay Lohan says he entered a not guilty plea stemming from domestic violence charges against his client. Michael Lohan was supposed to appear before Judge Walter Heinrich in Tampa on Wednesday afternoon. The Tampa Tribune ( (link) uyoUcH ) reports a bond hearing is scheduled for Nov. 16. Read full article >>
NBPA attorney apologizes for ‘plantation workers’ comment
National Basketball Players Association lead negotiator Jeffrey Kessler offered an apology on Wednesday for the inflammatory comments he made in the Washington Post , in which he said NBA owners were treating players like “plantation workers.” Kessler said his comments were “inappropriate” and that he planned to speak with NBA Commissioner David Stern. Read full article >>
Bobby Stafford, respected defense lawyer, dies
The legal world has lost a giant, literally. Bobby Stafford stood 6’8,” had a hand that could encircle your head, and spoke with a resonant bass voice that could be heard in the next county. After struggling with a severe heart ailment for much of the last year, he returned to his native South Carolina to recuperate and died after suffering a massive stroke on Tuesday, his daughter Stacy ...
Attorney: Two Cain accusers have agreed to do joint news conference
On Wednesday, the lawyer for one of the accusers told CNN that a possible joint news conference by all the women who have claimed sexual misbehavior by Cain would "lay out all the facts" about what happened.
Grassley: Ex-U.S. attorney admits leaking Fast and Furious document
Former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke in Arizona, who resigned in the wake of a congressional probe into the Fast and Furious undercover investigation his office oversaw, has admitted leaking a sensitive document about a federal agent who blew the whistle on the gunrunning operation, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa ...
Lawyer enters not guilty plea for Lindsay Lohan’s dad in Fla. domestic violence case
TAMPA, Fla. — The attorney for the estranged father of actress Lindsay Lohan says he entered a not guilty plea stemming from domestic violence charges against his client. Michael Lohan was supposed to appear before Judge Walter Heinrich in Tampa on Wednesday afternoon. The Tampa Tribune ( (link) uyoUcH ) reports a bond hearing is scheduled for Nov. 16. Read full article >>
Suspect's attorney to use insanity defense
The attorney for a Saudi man accused of trying to make a weapon of mass destruction will use an insanity defense in the case.
Attorney for Saudi man charged in alleged terror plot files notice to pursue insanity defense
LUBBOCK, Texas — The attorney for a Saudi man accused of trying to make a weapon of mass destruction will use an insanity defense in the case. Rod Hobson, the attorney for Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, filed notice of his plan Wednesday at a federal courthouse in Lubbock, Texas. Prosecutors allege Aldawsari bought chemicals and equipment to build a weapon of mass destruction. The 21-year-old U.S ...
Seabrook's lawyer compares him to MLK
The lawyer for embattled City Councilman Larry Seabrook compared him to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in his opening statements Wednesday of the Bronx pol’s corruption trial.
Suspect's Attorney to Use Insanity Defense
Attorney for Saudi man charged in alleged terror plot files notice to pursue insanity defense
AP Interview: Conn. attorney general to research whether utility broke law in handling outages
HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s attorney general said Wednesday he will research whether the state’s largest power utility broke any laws in its handling of outages that left thousands of people in the cold and the dark for more than a week in the wake of a pre-Halloween snowstorm. Connecticut Light & Power is facing at least five investigations into the outages triggered by the Oct. 29 storm ...
New arrest in Texas wrongful conviction case
An attorney for a Texas man who spent nearly 25 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of killing his wife said Wednesday that a new suspect has been arrested in the case.
Video: Accuser's lawyer calls Cain "serial" sexual harasser, liar
In an interview with CBS News political correspondent Jan Crawford Wednesday, lawyer Gloria Allred said her client Sharon Bialek did not come forward for financial gain. Allred also called Herman Cain a "serial" sexual harasser and liar.
Occupy Vancouver lawyer warns of Oakland-style confrontation
Lawyer argues that an enforcement order to clear the site would be seen as unnecessarily aggressive
Idaho lawyer who represented Aryan Nations group sentenced to 50 years in wife’s murder plot
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — An Idaho attorney who once represented the white supremacist Aryan Nations group was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison in the failed plot to kill his wife and mother-in-law. Edgar J. Steele wanted the women dead so he could collect on an uninsured motorist insurance policy and be free to pursue a relationship with a woman from Ukraine, prosecutors said. He ...
Cain’s Accuser Needs a Psychiatrist, Not a Lawyer
COMMENTARY | Sharon Bialek, a 50-year-old Chicago native, was the forth woman to accuse GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain.
Idaho Lawyer Gets 50 Years in Wife's Murder Plot
Idaho lawyer who represented Aryan Nations group sentenced to 50 years in wife's murder plot
Idaho lawyer gets 50 years in wife's murder plot
An Idaho attorney who once represented the white supremacist Aryan Nations group was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison in the failed plot to kill his wife and mother-in-law.
Attorney General issues order against ‘The Dryer Guy’
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has issued a Cease and Desist Order against Michael Jelle of Maddock, N.D., doing business as “The Dryer Guy,” for violations of North Dakota’s consumer fraud law.