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Zimbabwe Court Orders Rights Lawyer to Be Released
Zimbabwe's High Court on Monday freed on bail a top rights lawyer who had been held for eight days on allegations of obstructing the course of justice. A visibly tired Beatrice Mtetwa walked from the court in the company of two colleagues and her ...
Lawyer Says 17-Year-Old Not Guilty in Baby Killing
The lawyer for a suspect in the shooting death of a baby in a stroller says his client is "absolutely" not guilty. Public defender Kevin Gough tells The Associated Press that 17-year-old De'Marquise Elkins, who is charged as an adult with murder, "is ...
U.S. Supreme Court rejects review of LI lawyer's gag order
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review the propriety of intervention by federal courts and prosecutors in New York in a closely watched case involving a Long Island lawyer's efforts to sue a high-level government informant for fraud. Lawyer ...
Lawyer for Georgia 17-year-old says his client 'absolutely' not guilty of ...
Lawyer for Georgia 17-year-old says his client 'absolutely' not guilty of ...
Scotch Plains lawyer named to 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers
Seven members of Brach Eichler LLC have been named by New Jersey Super Lawyers magazine as among the top attorneys in New Jersey for 2013. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers. In addition, one other Brach ...
Principal in court; lawyer says charges won't stand
The lawyer for John O'Mard, the Freeport middle school principal accused by state officials of submitting false fingerprints when he was hired a decade ago, said after a hearing Monday he doubts the allegations will hold up, especially because the ...
USAA lawyer accused of seeking sex with minor
A USAA attorney was arrested over the weekend in Cedar Park, where authorities said he was expecting to meet a 14-year-old girl he'd propositioned online. Officers with the Texas attorney general's Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Robert Michael Bohanek, 44, ...
Amanda Knox Lawyer Says Prosecution 'Started With an Error"
Lawyers for Amanda Knox told Italy's Supreme Court that prosecutors who argued today that she should be retried for the murder of her roommate "started with an error and ... continues to insist in the errors." Knox's lawyer got the last word as a team ...
Prop 8 Challenger Ted Olson Was My Lawyer
When the noted Republican lawyer, who served as George W. Bush's solicitor general, announced that he was fighting California Proposition 8 — a 2008 ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage in the most populous state — many observers did a ...
Source: Lindsay Lohan lawyer probed for witness tampering
Santa Monica police are investigating New York lawyer Mark Heller on suspicion of asking Lohan's personal assistant, who was in the car with the actress when she was involved in a car crash last June, to lie in his testimony by saying he had control of ...
Man Indicted On 18 Counts In Lawyer's Death In Lakewood -
Online inmate records don't indicate his lawyer's name. Shortly after Miller's death, Lakewood police released surveillance video images that they said showed a man using her credit cards at two stores. A woman who recognized the man as Watson called ...
Lawyer: Teen accused in baby death is '1000%' innocent
(AP) — The lawyer for one of the Georgia teenagers charged with murder in the shooting death of a baby who was in his stroller on a walk with his mother said Monday his client is "absolutely" not guilty. "My client is absolutely, 1,000-percent not ...
Relative, lawyer defend Ga. teen baby-shooting suspects
BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The lawyer for one of the Georgia teenagers charged with murder in a baby's shooting said Monday his client is "absolutely" not guilty and the grandmother of the second suspect said her grandson would never be involved in such a ...
Lawyer: Matthew Keys 'needs the world to know he's innocent'
Matthew Keys' lawyer Jay Leiderman — who represents the Reuters deputy social media editor along with attorney Tor Ekeland — says no. While many attorneys would likely suggest a client who has been indicted and charged in a federal investigation stay ...
Lawyer for Georgia teen charged in baby killing says client '1000-percent' not ...
Lawyer for Georgia teen charged in baby killing says client '1000-percent' not ...
Atlanta lawyer surrenders law license
The Georgia Supreme Court has accepted Atlanta lawyer Thomas W. Dickson's voluntary surrender of his license to practice law. On Monday, the court said Dickson admitted repeatedly directing his law firm's accounting department to transfer funds from ...
Lohan's lawyer accused of witness tampering
According to CNN, Santa Monica police are investigating New York lawyer Mark Heller on suspicion of asking Lohan's personal assistant to lie in his testimony by saying he had control of the Porsche when it crashed into a dump truck on Pacific Coast ...
Supreme Court on same-sex marriage: Lawyer compares gay ban to interracial ...
Supreme Court on same-sex marriage: Lawyer compares gay ban to interracial ...
Cuomo appoints Syracuse lawyer to Onondaga Community College board of ...
Cuomo appoints Syracuse lawyer to Onondaga Community College board of ...
Pro same-sex marriage lawyer: "I have no idea" how court will rule
The lawyers who argued against Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, refused to predict how the Supreme Court would rule on the issue, following more than an hour of oral arguments. "Based on the questions the justices asked, I have no ...
Prop 8 Lawyer: Press the 'Pause Button'
Attorney Charles Cooper pleaded Tuesday for Supreme Court justices to restore California's gay-marriage ban simply as a “pause button” as society continues to wrestle with evolving attitudes on same-sex marriage. Some key justices on the court seemed ...
Lawyer: Eric Rudolph on hunger strike in prison
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A lawyer for Eric Rudolph says the imprisoned Olympics bomber claims to be on a hunger strike to protest his treatment behind bars. Birmingham attorney Bill Bowen said Tuesday he received a letter from Rudolph last week saying he's ...
Lawyer criticizes school chief's role in ex-student's indictment
The forewoman of the Meriwether County grand jury that recently indicted a 20-year-old man on rape and kidnapping charges knew the case too well, the defendant's attorney says. Two years before indicting Tava Reese, Carol L. Lane, superintendent of the ...
Prominent Charlotte lawyer Harold Bender dies
Charlotte defense lawyer Harold Bender didn't flinch under public scrutiny. He wasn't afraid to take on the tough and unpopular cases. Bender defended former PTL evangelist Jim Bakker, who was accused of bilking followers of his TV ministry out of ...
Proposed National Lawyer Service Crops Addresses Need for Immigrant Counsel
As reported last week in the New York Times, Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has proposed a National Lawyer Service Corps to address the severe shortage of lawyers to assist unrepresented indigent immigrants ...
A Heart to Heart Talk With Your Business Lawyer
Your lawyer knows next to nothing about any of that. In fact, if you're involved in a commercial dispute, your opponent – another business person – is far more likely to understand your business and “get” what you're trying to accomplish than someone ...
Lawyer: Eric Rudolph on Hunger Strike in Prison
A lawyer for Eric Rudolph said Tuesday the imprisoned Olympics bomber claims to be on a hunger strike to protest his treatment behind bars. Bill Bowen, who represented Rudolph after the man was charged in a deadly abortion clinic bombing in Birmingham, ...
James M. Nabrit III, civil rights lawyer, dies at 80
Mr. Nabrit (pronounced NAY-brit), whose father was a leading civil rights lawyer who also served as president of Howard University, argued a dozen cases before the Supreme Court on such fundamental issues as education, free speech and access to public ...
Zimmerman's Racist Brother
Robert Zimmerman Jr. is doing his brother no favors, George's lawyer tells Winston Ross. Like · Tweet. If there's one takeaway from the racist tirade Robert Zimmerman Jr. launched on Twitter over the past few days, it's this: he and his younger brother ...
Russia presses ahead with trial of dead lawyer
Russian authorities went ahead Wednesday with the controversial posthumous trial of whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky for tax evasion despite repeated protests by his family. Magnitsky's family and their lawyers have boycotted the trial, which had ...
Arrests over top lawyer's slaying in Corsica
French police investigating the October 2012 slaying of Corsica's top lawyer made six arrests Wednesday in a potential breakthrough in attempts to stem a murder wave on the idyllic Mediterranean island. Advocate Antoine Sollacaro was the most high ...
Maine Lawyer Credited in Fight for Gay Marriage
PORTLAND, Me. — Most Americans have never heard of Mary Bonauto. But inside the tightknit world of gay legal advocacy, Ms. Bonauto is a quiet celebrity — a lawyer and mother of twins who some say is almost single-handedly responsible for the ...
Lawyer: Murtha-linked Pa. brothers to plead guilty
Lawyer: Murtha-linked Pa. brothers to plead guilty. A defense attorney says two Pennsylvania brothers who co-owned a defense contracting business linked to late U.S. Rep. John Murtha will plead guilty to conspiring to charge $650,000 for military ...
Immigration lawyer demands firing of immigration union official
David Leopold, the general counsel of the America Immigration Lawyers Association, aimed his March 26 invective at Christopher Crane, the serving president of the National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council. The council is an AFL-CIO affiliate ...
Siri, find me a lawyer: Apple in Chinese court for patent infringement charges
“The company will ask Apple to stop manufacturing and selling products using its patent rights, once Apple's infringement is confirmed,” the company's lawyer told the AFP. Unsurprisingly, he added that the company doesn't “exclude the possibility of ...
Birmingham lawyer offers cash reward in Railroad Park shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Birmingham lawyer Eric Guster is offering a $1,000 cash reward for anyone with information that will lead homicide detec tives to the person who fired the shot that killed a 15-year-old boy in Railroad Park. "This young man has ...
Hotshot Italian lawyer was a fraud, British court rules
An Italian "lawyer" whose notorious clients included late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was found guilty by a British court on Wednesday of tricking people into believing he was a genuine legal professional. Giovanni di Stefano, 57, was convicted at ...
Lawyer: Sued Sandy charity is being singled out
HACKENSACK, N.J. - The lawyer for a purported Superstorm Sandy charity that New Jersey authorities have barred from soliciting additional donations says it's wrongly being subjected to "extreme" regulatory enforcement. Robert Levy, who represents the ...
Officers charged with killing elk in Boulder sent lawyer to their ...
Officers charged with killing elk in Boulder sent lawyer to their ...
Lawyer: reality star learned of divorce from press
ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for reality television star Porsha Williams says she learned from the media that her former NFL player husband had filed for divorce. Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart filed for divorce in Fulton County ...
Former classmates abuzz over lawyer in DOMA case
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Before Vicki C. Jackson was arguing before the Supreme Court -- as she did Wednesday in a case that may ultimately undo the Defense of Marriage Act -- she was Vicki Jackson, one of the brightest students in the class of 1968 at ...
Lawyer: reality star learned of divorce from media
Associated Press/Keith Srakocic, file - FILE - This May 30, 2012 file photo shows former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart talking with reporters about retiring from the Pittsburgh Steelers at the team's headquarters …more in Pittsburgh. Stewart has ...
Muslim Lawyer Proposes Using Cyber-bullying Laws to Outlaw Blasphemy
Qasim Rashid is practicing to be a lawyer, but he's not very good at it. The essence here is individual targeting. Burning a cross on your own property and broadcasting it over the internet is not a crime. Burning a cross on someone else's property in ...
James Nabrit III | Civil rights lawyer, 80
James Nabrit III, 80, a civil rights lawyer who argued several prominent cases involving education and free speech before the U.S. Supreme Court from the 1960s to the 1980s, died Friday, March 22, of lung cancer at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md ...
Reality star Porsha Williams found out she was getting divorced from reports ...
Reality star Porsha Williams found out she was getting divorced from reports ...
Unqualified 'lawyer' whose clients included Saddam Hussein jailed for fraud
LONDON – A flamboyant but unqualified lawyer whose clients included deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for fraud. Giovanni Di Stefano was nicknamed "The Devil's Advocate" for speaking on behalf of figures ...
The DOJ lawyer who didn't prosecute Wall St. execs said to get $4 million job
He announced his resignation from the DOJ in January, shortly after Frontline aired a program criticizing his unit for not bringing criminal charges against Wall Street executives over the financial crisis. The DOJ has been under pressure to bring ...
FBI's Lawyer Says Modernizing Surveillance Law For Real-Time Online ...
FBI's Lawyer Says Modernizing Surveillance Law For Real-Time Online ...
Revel was on the brink, lawyer says
On its first day in bankruptcy court Wednesday, a lawyer for the $2.4 billion Revel casino said his client was within days of running out of money. The Courier Post has the story here. In Camden, N.J., attorney Mark Kieselstein told U.S. Bankruptcy ...
Falls serial child molester Meyerle drops lawyer complaint, still plans appeal
Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons was set to hear motions filed by defense lawyer Stuart Wilder, who had subpoenaed Meyerle's former lawyers, Michael Goodwin and Craig Penglase. The proceeding stalled over questions of whether Wilder could ask the ...