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China sends campaigning rights lawyer back to jail
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng back to jail, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, ending his probation in what was the first official account of his whereabouts in the last year. Gao, however, appears never to have escaped confinement in the first place. A combative rights advocate who tackled many causes anathema to the ruling Communist Party, Gao ...
China removes probation, sends lawyer Gao to jail
Chinese activist lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has not been seen in public for more than 20 months, has been sent back to jail for three years for breaking his probation, state media reported Friday.
China withdraws probation for lawyer Gao Zhisheng, jails him for 3 years
BEIJING — Chinese activist lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has not been seen in public for more than 20 months, has been sent back to jail for three years for breaking his probation, state media reported Friday. The brief report by the official Xinhua News Agency marked the first public confirmation of Gao’s whereabouts in more than a year. Rights groups have repeatedly voiced concern about Gao’s ...
Attorney: Ex-AAU president is innocent of abuse claims
An attorney for the former head of the AAU said his client is innocent of allegations that he molested two children in the 1980s.
Lawyer: James Murdoch was shown hacking evidence
Lawyer: James Murdoch was shown hacking evidence Associated Press Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 09:15 a.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Tom Crone questioned claims made by James Murdoch — chairman of News International, the British arm of his father's media empire — that he had not been ...
Chinese lawyer sent back to jail
Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng is returned to prison for three years, state media reports say.
China sends long-missing lawyer Gao back to jail
Chinese activist lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has not been seen in public for more than 20 months, has been sent back to jail for three years for breaking his probation, state media reported Friday.
China Withdraws Probation for Lawyer Gao Zhisheng
China withdraws probation for lawyer Gao Zhisheng, sending him back to jail for 3 years
Attorney In Food Stamp Case Becomes Chief Malloy Critic
Just minutes after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy finished a news conference Thursday morning, attorney Rich Rochlin stepped in front of three TV cameras and held court.
China sends campaigning rights lawyer back to jail
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng back to jail, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, ending his probation in what was the first official account of his whereabouts in the last year. Gao, however, appears never to have escaped secretive confinement in the first place. A combative rights advocate who tackled many causes anathema to the ruling Communist ...
Attorney jailed in theft case
A former South Jersey attorney, who fled the area after being accused of a massive theft last month, was returned to South Jersey on Tuesday.
Attorney: Shower Instruction Comments Not About Jerry Sandusky
Sandusky attorney Karl Rominger said during an interview earlier this week that troubled youths sometimes have to be taught basic skills like "how to put soap on their body."
Attorney In Food Stamp Case Becomes Chief Malloy Critic
Just minutes after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy finished a news conference Thursday morning, attorney Rich Rochlin stepped in front of three TV cameras and held court.
Bradley Manning lawyer wants new judge
Hearing at Fort Meade will determine if accused source of WikiLeaks faces court-martial for passing classified documents
Attorney Calls for Halt of D-SNAP Fraud Investigations
HARTFORD — An attorney who said he represents 10 of the 24 state employees currently under investigation by the state has called for a halt to the probe into food stamp fraud.
Suspect's lawyer describes Minn. courthouse attack
The attorney for a man accused of shooting a prosecutor and another man in a Minnesota courthouse says he dragged one bleeding victim to safety before re-entering the courthouse to warn workers.
Minn. courthouse shooting suspect’s attorney says he dragged victim to safety, helped another
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — The attorney for a man accused of shooting a prosecutor and another man in a Minnesota courthouse says he dragged one bleeding victim to safety before re-entering the courthouse to warn workers. John Lillie III told the Star Tribune ( (link) satj4y) he was speaking to client Daniel S. Schlienz’s mother minutes after Schlienz was convicted of sexual misconduct when ...
Manning lawyer asks judge to step down
The civilian attorney for Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army private accused of leaking classified information to the WikiLeaks website, has asked the presiding officer at his pretrial hearing to step down.
Lawyer seeks help in possible effort to remove Durham DA Cline
Durham lawyer C. Scott Holmes is seeking help from a range of people across Durham's judicial system for an effort to remove Durham District Attorney Tracey Cline from office.
Attorney explains murder suspect's release from jail
Cardin says prosecutors didnt present facts of cases against his client The attorney for an 18-year-old man released on bail after being charged with first-degree murder said city prosecutors have twice failed to present the facts of the cases against his client to a judge.
Manning lawyer asks hearing officer to step aside
The civilian attorney for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier accused of leaking classified documents published by the WikiLeaks website, asked the presiding officer at his pretrial hearing Friday to step aside.
Manning's lawyer asks presiding officer to recuse himself
A hearing for Bradley Manning, the Army private suspected of being behind the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history, began Friday morning but almost immediately went into recess after Manning's attorney asked the investigating officer to recuse himself.
Attorney of Minn. shooting suspect recalls chaos
GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) -- The attorney of a man suspected of opening fire in a northern Minnesota courthouse and injuring four people recalls a chaotic scene, with one victim pleading for help while
Attorney says presiding officer has conflict of interest
A hearing for Bradley Manning, the Army private suspected of being behind the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history, began Friday morning but almost immediately went into recess after Manning's attorney asked the investigating officer to recuse himself.
Attorney: Courtroom shooter had no violent past
Daniel Schlienz shot prosecutor who handled case, at least 2 other victims after he was convicted for sexual-related crimes
Court shooter's attorney came to victims' aid
Lawyer describes running into chaotic scene to help victims after client goes on post-conviction shooting spree
Lawyer for soldier accused of leaking nation’s secrets asks hearing officer to quit case
FORT MEADE, Md. — The 23-year-old soldier accused of slipping a trove of national security secrets to the WikiLeaks website sat quietly at the defense table in the opening session of his pretrial hearing Friday as government and defense lawyers tangled over whether the presiding officer can be impartial. Read full article >>
US urges release of Chinese rights lawyer
The United States urged China on Friday to "immediately release" human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng and to clarify his whereabouts, which have been unknown for months.
Wikileaks case: Manning's lawyer seeks removal of hearing officer
Appearing in a military courtroom for the first time Friday, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning said "yes" when asked if he was understood the charges against him in a case that involves one of the largest national security breaches in U.S. history.
Manning's lawyer in Wikileaks case seeks removal of hearing officer
Appearing in a military courtroom for the first time Friday, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning said "yes" when asked if he understood the charges against him in a case that involves one of the largest national security breaches in U.S. history.
Attorney in dispute with baby Lisa's Dad in legal hot water
A Kansas City attorney is facing a judge's wrath after she apparently allowed her client's twin brother to impersonate him during a court hearing. The attorney is also representing a woman who is in a custody battle with baby Lisa Irwin's father.
Missing Chinese Lawyer Given New Prison Term
Gao Zhisheng, a prominent human rights lawyers who has been missing for more than 20 months, will serve the next three years in prison because he has violated his probation.
Lawyer: Manning hearing officer biased
FORT MEADE, Md., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A hearing for the U.S. soldier accused in a WikiLeaks documents dump was suspended Friday after defense lawyer asked the hearing officer to recuse himself.
China puts rights lawyer back in jail: Xinhua
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng has been sent back to prison after a court ruled he had violated the terms of his probation, the official Xinhua news agency said Friday.
Attorney says presiding officer has conflict of interest
A hearing for Bradley Manning, the Army private suspected of being behind the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history, began Friday but almost immediately went into hours of recess after Manning's attorney asked the investigating officer to recuse himself.
Sam Hurd’s attorney disputes report of ‘double-digit’ list of NFL clients
The attorney for Sam Hurd disputed a report Thursday that police have a list of NFL players in the “double-digits” the Bears receiver supplied.Chicago sports radio station, 670 The Score, cited a law enforcement source in its initial report.“I haven’t seen all the material,” L.A.-based attorney David Kenner told the Sun-Times. “But we have seen nothing to support that contention. We believe that ...
Lawyer: Woman hit by car on Ike was drunk
A 25-year-old Chicago woman had a blood-alcohol level nearly two times the legal limit when she was struck and killed by a motorist while walking along the Eisenhower Expressway in September, shortly after she was released by Illinois State Police following a DUI arrest, an attorney for her family said today.
Attorney: Bonds will appeal conviction
Former Major League Baseball star Barry Bonds has been sentenced to 30 days house arrest and two years probation for obstruction of justice. Prosecutors had asked for 15 months in prison.
China sends campaigning rights lawyer back to jail
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sent human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng back to jail, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, ending his probation in what was the first official account of his whereabouts in the last year. Gao, however, appears never to have escaped secretive confinement in the first place. A combative rights advocate who tackled many causes anathema to the ruling Communist ...
LPS Responds to Allegations from Nevada Attorney General
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. , Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lender Processing Services, Inc. (NYSE: LPS - News) strongly disputes the allegations made in the complaint filed by the Nevada Attorney General yesterday evening.  ...
Attorney disputes list of players tied to ex-Bears WR Hurd
Less than an hour after Sam Hurd was cut by the Bears, defense attorney Brett Greenfield told reporters that his client his client had never sold drugs to other NFL players.
Attorney: No drugs sold to NFL players
The attorney for Sam Hurd said Friday that his client had never sold drugs to other NFL players, hoping to put any rumors to rest as the wide receiver without a team prepares to fight federal drug charges that could put him in jail for 40 years.
Attorney: Hurd Didn't Sell Drugs to NFL Players
The attorney for Sam Hurd said Friday that his client had never sold drugs to other N.F.L. players.
Attorney: Bonds will appeal conviction
Former Major League Baseball star Barry Bonds has been sentenced to 30 days house arrest and two years probation for obstruction of justice. Prosecutors had asked for 15 months in prison.
Attorney: Sam Hurd did not supply drugs to NFL players
Two attorneys for Sam Hurd disputed a report Thursday that police have a list of NFL players in the “double-digits” the Bears receiver supplied.Chicago sports radio station, 670 The Score, cited a law enforcement source in its initial report.“I haven’t seen all the material,” L.A.-based attorney David Kenner told the Sun-Times. “But we have seen nothing to support that contention. We believe ...
Attorney General To Atheists: 'Don't Mess With Texas'
The Texas Attorney General has offered to defend a Texas county under attack by a group of Wisconsin atheists who are demanding that a Nativity located on the lawn of the Henderson County courthouse be torn down.
Attorney: Hurd didn't sell drugs to NFL players
The attorney for Sam Hurd said Friday that his client had never sold drugs to other NFL players, hoping to put any rumors to rest as the wide receiver without a team prepares to fight federal drug charges that could put him in jail for 40 years. Less than an hour after Hurd was cut by the Chicago Bears, defense attorney Brett Greenfield told reporters that his client planned to fight the charges ...
WR Hurd cut by Bears, attorney says he didn’t sell drugs to other NFL players
CHICAGO — The attorney for Sam Hurd said Friday that his client had never sold drugs to other NFL players, hoping to put any rumors to rest as the wide receiver without a team prepares to fight federal drug charges that could put him in jail for 40 years. Less than an hour after Hurd was cut by the Chicago Bears, defense attorney Brett Greenfield told reporters that his client planned to fight ...
Attorney says former AAU head Dodd is "no pedophile"
NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) - An attorney for former Amateur Athletic Union president Robert "Bobby" Dodd said on Friday his client is "no pedophile" and is "devastated" by the allegations of sexual abuse against him. "Bobby is no pedophile," defense attorney Steve Farese told Reuters in a telephone interview. "I'm as positive as I can be of that." Dodd has been accused by two former youth ...
Plaintiffs' lawyer rejects PG&E's blast mea culpa
Attorneys for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. admitted in a court filing Friday that a defective weld on a gas transmission line caused the deadly San Bruno blast last year, but the mea culpa did not satisfy victims'...