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China rights lawyer in remote jail, brother says
Chinese authorities have jailed prominent lawyer and outspoken government critic Gao Zhisheng in a remote prison in the far western Xinjiang region, his brother said Sunday.
China rights lawyer in remote jail after lengthy disappearance, brother says
BEIJING — Chinese authorities have jailed prominent lawyer and outspoken government critic Gao Zhisheng in a remote prison in the far western Xinjiang region, his brother said Sunday. The whereabouts of Gao, who earlier said he had been kidnapped and tortured by Chinese authorities, had been unknown for 20 months until state media reported last month he was being sent back to prison for three ...
Lawyer in court bid to allow wife to take unlicensed drugs
A FORMER prosecutor has asked a court to grant permission for his wife to take drugs which are not licensed in the UK.
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
Requests for letter denied under OPRA
Bond attorney explains position on athletic fields
Israeli lawyer hired by Gadhafi’s daughter
The Israeli lawyer hired by the daughter of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has asked the the International Criminal Court to investigate the circumstances of the late ruler's death.
Lawyer warns about nursing home admission contracts
Bernard Hamill, a Massachusetts elder abuse lawyer, warns against a new practice in nursing home admission paperwork
Garnett: Boulder County commissioners should wait before seeking other county jobs
BOULDER -- Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett wants the candidates competing to fill a vacant county commissioner's seat to pledge publicly that they won't seek a county government job for two years after their service on the county board ends.
Prosecutor in Casey Anthony Trial Runs for Office
Ex-prosecutor in Casey Anthony trial announces bid for state attorney's office in central Fla.
Gao Zhisheng, Missing Rights Lawyer, Turns Up in Remote Prison
The brother of Gao Zhisheng, a prominent dissident and rights lawyer who had been missing for 20 months, said Sunday that he was being held in a prison in Xinjiang.
Three more police officers charged in Grenada death: lawyer
Three more police officers in Grenada have been charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of a Toronto man, a lawyer for the Canadian's family said Sunday.
Three more officers charged in Grenada death: lawyer
Three more police officers in Grenada have been charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of Canadian Oscar Bartholomew, a lawyer for the Toronto man's family said Sunday.
Three more police officers charged in Grenada death: lawyer
Three more police officers in Grenada have been charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of a Toronto man, a lawyer for the Canadian's family said Sunday.
Three more officers charged in Grenada death: lawyer
Three more police officers in Grenada have been charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of Canadian Oscar Bartholomew, a lawyer for the Toronto man's family said Sunday.
Cuccinelli now reconsiders call to change ballot access law
Attorney General cites "preservation of law" as primary reason for reconsidering Today Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli released a statement that he has reconsidered his position to change Virginia's ballot access law for the March primary.
Ex-Lawyer Rothstein Testifies Fund Managers Aided Ponzi Scheme
Scott Rothstein, the Florida lawyer sentenced to 50 years in prison for running a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, said officials at three Manhattan hedge funds helped him prop up the fraud in its final months, according to transcripts of a court deposition.
LAWYER WEDS BANKER
KUALA LUMPUR: Rahmat Yahil, 28, a lawyer, knew Nurul Hayati Norhisham, a banker, for 12 years before they got married recently at KL Hilton.
Va. Attorney General Favors Changing Ballot Access Laws
Va. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is advocating a change in rules that kept two candidates off Virginia's Republican presidential primary ballot.
Asma quits as Haqqani lawyer in memo case
Jahangir alleged the judges of the supreme court were acting “under the influence of the (security) establishment”.
Virginia attorney general changes mind, won’t intervene in primary ballot case
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) announced Sunday that he has reconsidered his decision from Saturday and will not seek to get several GOP presidential candidates added to the state’s primary ballot. Every candidate except Mitt Romney and Ron Paul failed to meet the stringent requirements to get on the ballot for the state’s March 6 primary, and Cuccinelli said Saturday that he would ...
Cuccinelli reverses stand on primary
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced Sunday night that he has reconsidered and no longer backs emergency legislation that would seek to get additional candidates on the ballot for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary.
Asma criticises memo commission, quits as Haqqani lawyer
ISLAMABAD: Prominent lawyer Asma Jehangir has categorically stated that she has ‘no confidence’ in the judicial commission constituted by the Supreme Court to investigate the memogate scandal and refused to represent former ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani in the case.
Ex-Prosecutor in Casey trial to run for state attorney
A retired prosecutor from the Casey Anthony murder trial has announced that he is running for the state attorney's office. Jeff Ashton sent out a news release Friday saying that he would make a special announcement at the Orange County Courthouse on Tuesday.   But the release didn't say what that announcement might be. According to his campaign website, Electjeffashton.com , which went live on ...
China dissident-lawyer Gao jailed in far west: brother
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have jailed the prominent dissident-lawyer Gao Zhisheng in the remote far west, his brother said Monday, the first confirmation of Gao's whereabouts in nearly two years in a case that has fanned criticism about secretive detentions. Gao has been imprisoned in the Shaya County Prison in Xinjiang region on charges of "inciting subversion of state power," his ...
Virginia Attorney General backs off call for GOP primary rule changes
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is no longer pushing for a change in rules that kept two candidates off the state's March 6 Republican presidential primary ballot.
Ojai picks new city attorney
Menifee's interim city attorney has been chosen to serve as Ojai's city attorney, pending approval of a contract Jan. 10 by the Ojai City Council. The City Council recently selected Joseph Fletcher after a six-month search to replace Monte Widders of Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Schneider LLP.
China dissident-lawyer Gao jailed in far west, says brother
BEIJING, Jan 2 — Chinese authorities have jailed the prominent dissident-lawyer Gao Zhisheng in the remote far west, his brother said today, the first confirmation of Gao’s whereabouts in nearly two years in a case that has fanned criticism about secretive detentions. Gao has been imprisoned in the Shaya County Prison in Xinjiang region on charges ...
China dissident-lawyer Gao jailed in far west, says brother
BEIJING, Jan 2 — Chinese authorities have jailed the prominent dissident-lawyer Gao Zhisheng in the remote far west, his brother said today, the first confirmation of Gao’s whereabouts in nearly two years in a case that has fanned criticism about secretive detentions. Gao has been imprisoned in the Shaya County Prison in Xinjiang region on charges ...
Missing Chinese Lawyer Said to Be in Remote Prison
BEIJING -- The brother of a prominent dissident rights lawyer who had been missing for 20 months said Sunday that the lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, was being held in a prison in the remote western region of Xinjiang.
SRP lawyer’s chase tale pure fiction, police say | National news | The Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia's Newspaper of Record
There have been no attempts by police to arrest opposition Sam Rainsy Party lawyer Choung Choungy, who is simply concocting the drama in a bid for fame, police said yesterday.
Haqqani's lawyer quits, criticizes memo commission
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistani lawyer Asma Jehangir has refused to represent former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani in the memo case, saying she has 'no confidence' in the judicial commission formed by the apex court to probe the scandal.
Texas Attorney General Receives Shared Hope International's Pathbreaker Award for his Human Trafficking Prevention ...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was recognized by Shared Hope International for his efforts to combat human trafficking.
Chinese lawyer 'in Xinjiang jail'
Gao Zhisheng, China's most prominent dissident lawyer, missing for 20 months, is now in jail in Xinjiang, says his brother.
CHESTERFIELD: Chesterfield attorney honored
CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Township Attorney John C. Gillespie was awarded the 2011 Michael Pane Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 17. .
CHESTERFIELD: Chesterfield attorney honored
CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Township Attorney John C. Gillespie was awarded the 2011 Michael Pane Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 17. .
U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett vows to target white-collar crime, political corruption
U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett is promising to bring to bear the same zeal he focused on guns, drugs and gangs in 2011 to white collar crime and political corruption in 2012.
Requests for letter denied under OPRA
Bond attorney explains position on athletic fields
Virginia Attorney General Backs Off Ballot Proposal
Virginia's attorney general on Sunday backed off of a proposal to loosen the state's ballot access rules to allow more Republican presidential candidates to qualify.
City Attorney Louis Molepskes job could go full time
Stevens Point could have a full-time city attorney in 2012, using twice as much taxpayer dollars but filling what city officials say is a growing need.
Virginia Attorney General Drops Effort to Get GOP Candidates on Primary Ballot
Virginia's top lawyer on Sunday announced he will not proceed with his plan to file emergency legislation to change the Virginia law that has kept most of the GOP candidates off the primary ballot, the Richmond-Times Dispatch reports. 
Lawyer quits in Pakistan 'memogate' scandal
Asma Jehangir has "no confidence" in commission of inquiry and steps down as counsel for ex-ambassador Husain Haqqani.
Attorney Insurer Renews Three Floors Early
CHICAGO-The Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society recently was able to renew their lease four years early for 39,514 square feet at the 311 S. Wacker Dr. building.
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
Attorney for Fired Teacher Says Case Not Over Yet
DURANT, Iowa (AP) - An attorney for a former principal in eastern Iowa says her client's case is still alive despite a rejection by the Iowa Supreme Court.
Haqqani's lawyer quits as memo panel holds first meeting
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) A Pakistani judicial commission probing the memo scandal Monday held its first meeting which former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani did not attend. His lawyer Asma Jehangir, noted human rights activist, also refused to represent him before it.
Jeff Ashton to run for state attorney
Jeff Ashton, one of the former prosecutors in the Casey Anthony trial, will run for state attorney, according to his campaign website. Ashton had sent out a news release Friday saying he had an announcement to make Tuesday, at the Orange County Courthouse. His campaign website electjeffashton.com says he'll be running for state attorney. Jeff Ashton was the former assistant state attorney to ...
Virginia Attorney General Backs Off Call to Change Ballot Rules Before Primary
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is backing off a push to change his state's election rules before the March 6 presidential primary, after only two Republican candidates qualified for the ballot. 
Dewey hires second town attorney
Attorney Stephani Ballard, of Law Offices of Stephani J. Ballard in Wilmington, was hired by Dewey Beach Town Council to serve as town attorney. Ballard will cover litigation and employment issues in Dewey Beach. Ballard also represents the town of Georgetown, where she said she gained much of her experience in administrative law and litigation. Ballard said she hopes to work with town council ...
Cuccinelli now reconsiders call to change ballot access law
Attorney General cites "preservation of law" as primary reason for reconsidering Today Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli released a statement that he has reconsidered his position to change Virginia's ballot access law for the March primary.
Lieutenant Governor Bolling chides Attorney General Cuccinelli
RICHMOND, VA (WTVR) - Virginia Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling chided Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in a statement released to the media.