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NM Dems choose lawyer Bregman as new leader
LAS CRUCES — An Albuquerque lawyer has been elected as the new chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. Members of the party's central committee cast votes during a meeting Saturday in Las Cruces. Party officials say Sam Bregman won with ...
Lawyer for Kip Kinkel seeks new sentence
FILE — Kipland Kinkel, 15, a student at Springfield's Thurston High School, is led to his arraignment in Eugene on Friday, May 22, 1998. Kinkel was charged with four counts of aggravated murder in connection with the shooting death of two high school ...
Boston bombing suspect's lawyer ready for tough task - USA Today
Meet Miriam Conrad, the 56-year-old veteran federal public defender who may have become America's most reviled lawyer last week when she agreed to represent Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the nation's most infamous criminal defendant. Since 2005, Conrad has ...
Lawyer: Character reference checks illegal for license-to-carry applications - The Express Times
A local lawyer claims Northampton County would violate state law if county Executive John Stoffa follows through on his vow to hire more staff in the Sheriff's Department to conduct reference checks on license-to-carry-firearm applications. Joshua ...
Panic Street Lawyer: Wising up
20130428 lilly photocom87697118 150 Both the Pittsburgh legal and medical communities were rocked this past week with news of the sudden deaths of two leaders in their respective fields. My sincerest sympathies go out to the families and friends of ...
Dzhokhar Tsameav: How Can Any Lawyer Defend This “Terrorist?”
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 29, 2013 — I used to represent individuals charged with crimes. The Sixth Amendment of our constitution provides that anyone charged with a crime is guaranteed the right to an attorney. The law presumes the innocence of those ...
U.S. 'Spy' Detained in Venezuela Is Filmmaker, His Lawyer Says
“The documentaries he makes have nothing to do with state security,” Tracy's lawyer, Gloria Stifano, said in comments broadcast on state television. “They are documentaries and individual and personal stories that aim to understand scientifically the ...
Albuquerque lawyer Bregman elected chairman of NM Democratic Party
LAS CRUCES New Mexico Democrats on Saturday overwhelmingly elected trial lawyer Sam Bregman as their party chairman. Bregman defeated Roxanne "Rocky" Lara, by nearly a 2-1 margin. He received 245 votes to 124 for Lara, an attorney from the ...
Ratner Lawyer Builds on Experience
Mr Berliner says lawyers are often "deal killers" but he took a different approach. "The key to success is not just focusing on obstacles but figuring out how to get around them," he says. Forest City has come under criticism lately because the company ...
Antwerp bar tells Jewish lawyer to stop suing haredi firebrand
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands (JTA) -- The president of Antwerp's bar association told a Jewish lawyer to stop suing Moshe Friedman, a controversial Orthodox Jew. Association President Dirk Grootjans said last month that he advised attorney Henri ...
Guantánamo hunger strikers treated like animals, says lawyer - video
A leading human rights lawyer says some of the hunger strikers are being treated like animals and brutally force fed. David Remes who represents 17 Guantánamo prisoners, has strongly criticised the pain inflicted on his clients. He says the number of ...
A construction lawyer's advice: Be proactive, embrace change
As chairman of the Construction Law Practice Group at Bernstein Shur in Portland, Michael Bosse leads a team of five lawyers specializing in issues that affect construction companies. Contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, developers and owners are ...
Young People Are Being Exploited To Sustain The Lawyer Bubble
Steven J. Harper, a former partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, is the author, most recently, of "THE LAWYER BUBBLE — A Profession in Crisis." A version of this column was first published on ...
Local legal community celebrates Law Day: Giselle Carson named 'Lawyer of ...
Local legal community celebrates Law Day: Giselle Carson named 'Lawyer of ...
Have Fun with Misdemeanors (Without a Lawyer)
Madison -- To help fight crimes, Gov. Scott Walker and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen want to collect DNA from suspects once they are convicted of misdemeanors or arrested for felonies. Proponents of the law say it could prevent or solve heinous ...
Lawyer for West Warwick man linked to Marathon bomber says he's cooperating ...
Lawyer for West Warwick man linked to Marathon bomber says he's cooperating ...
Lawyer: Pa. abortion clinic no 'house of horrors'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defense lawyer asked a jury Monday to transcend both the politics and unpleasant reality of abortion when it weighs murder charges against a doctor charged with killing a patient and four babies. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 72, is ...
Kansas City lawyer sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to launder drug ...
Kansas City lawyer sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to launder drug ...
Lawyer: 'Ruthless' execs ignored red flags before Michael Jackson's death
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Concert promoter AEG Live executives are "ruthless guys" who ignored Michael Jackson's health problems and his doctor's ethical conflicts, which led to the pop icon's death, a Jackson family lawyer argued Monday. The Michael ...
Michael Jackson's wrongful death trial: Lawyer promises 'the whole story'
LOS ANGELES -- An attorney for Michael Jackson's mother says AEG Live owed it to the pop superstar to properly investigate the doctor held criminally responsible for his death. The comments by Brian Panish came Monday during opening statements in ...
Omar Khadr to appeal terror convictions, will walk free if successful: lawyer
TORONTO - Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr plans to appeal his terrorism convictions and hopes to walk free if his efforts are successful. Khadr's lawyer Dennis Edney said Saturday that the Toronto-born 26-year-old was "looking forward" to ...
Lawyer: Mysterious 'Misha' Cooperating in Boston Bomb Probe
The lawyer representing the family of a man linked to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says his client is cooperating with investigators. Attorney Richard Nicholson spoke to reporters Monday outside a home in West Warwick, Rhode Island, south of ...
Defense lawyer says abortion provider is a victim of 'political press fabrication'
By Erin McClam, Staff Writer, NBC News. A lawyer for the Philadelphia abortion provider charged with killing four babies born alive said Monday that his client is the victim of a “political press fabrication” and encouraged jurors to separate ...
Search for Collingdale mother continues
Police say Rodriguez got a lawyer and stopped answering their questions. Detectives had wanted to question the two girls, ages 11 and 7, but Rodriguez has apparently taken them back to Newark where he has family. Melissa is also from Newark and her ...
Lawyer who defended Unabomber, Loughner to represent Tsarnaev
The lawyer who got life sentences for a string of mass killers — Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, Tucson shooter Jared Loughner and Atlanta Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph — has been added to the defense team for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar ...
Lawyer: Former Ricin Suspect's Home Is Unlivable
A Mississippi man's house is uninhabitable after investigators searched it but failed to find evidence of the deadly poison ricin, a lawyer said Monday, arguing that the government should repair the home. Kevin Curtis was once charged in the mailing of ...
Obama administration officials threatened whistle-blowers on Benghazi, lawyer ...
Obama administration officials threatened whistle-blowers on Benghazi, lawyer ...
AEG lawyer: 'Ugly stuff' to come in Michael Jackson death trial
Los Angeles (CNN) -- AEG Live's lawyer warned jurors that "we're going to show some ugly stuff" as he began the defense's opening statement in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial Monday. The concert promoter has no choice because it must defend ...
Prominent death penalty lawyer Judy Clarke appointed for Boston Marathon ...
Prominent death penalty lawyer Judy Clarke appointed for Boston Marathon ...
After jury deadlocks in DuPage home invasion case, lawyer seeks reduced bond
After a jury deadlocked in the case of a drunken college student who accidentally walked into a police officer's DuPage County house and was shot after a confrontation with the officer, the student's attorney said Monday he'll ask for reduced bond for ...
Unabomber lawyer joins Boston marathon bombing suspect's defense team
BOSTON -- The defense team representing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect got a major boost Monday with the addition of Judy Clarke, a San Diego lawyer who has managed to get life sentences instead of the death penalty for several high-profile ...
Gov. Pat McCrory picks lawyer as consumer advocate in utility cases
Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday named a Raleigh utility lawyer to represent the state's residents in utility rate hearings. He also named a state lawmaker and a public relations executive to the N.C. Utilities Commission, the state judicial panel that ...
Why Asking A Lawyer Is A Must
But according to Coker some residents aren't talking with a lawyer about their problems, they're asking friends, using what they saw on TV and even searching the internet for their legal help. "Because they've done a Google and they have found ...
Defense Lawyer Has Background Of Capital Cases
A defense attorney known nationally for representing defendants in high-profile cases is now turning her attention to her newest client, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston bombing. On Monday, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler ...
Michael Jackson's wrongful death trial opens as lawyer slams AEG Live as ...
Michael Jackson's wrongful death trial opens as lawyer slams AEG Live as ...
Boston suspect's defense team gets major boost with lawyer who defended ...
Boston suspect's defense team gets major boost with lawyer who defended ...
Lawyer: Promoter Pushed Jackson Despite...
Lawyer: Promoter Pushed Jackson Despite...
Renowned Death Penalty Lawyer Joins...
Renowned Death Penalty Lawyer Joins...
Morton's Steakhouse Should Face Suits Over Buyout, Lawyer
Morton's Restaurant Group Inc. directors shortchanged investors by selling the steakhouse chain to billionaire restaurateur Tilman Fertitta for $116.6 million in 2012 instead of holding out for a higher bid, a lawyer argued. Houston-based Morton's ...
Authorities Padlock Site Searched in Ricin Case
Authorities have padlocked the door of a former martial arts studio once used by the man charged in the investigation of poisoned letters sent to President Barak Obama and others. The FBI arrested James Everett Dutschke on Saturday as part of its ...
FBI hints at OK to question terror suspects who ask for lawyer
The February 2011 article by a lawyer and instructor at the FBI Academy, Carl Benoit, points to two federal appeals court rulings that concluded such questioning was constitutional and that evidence obtained as a result could be used in court. The ...
Lawyer worried Dix deal exceeded governor's authority
Raleigh, N.C. — The lease Gov. Bev Perdue signed allowing Raleigh to build a destination park on the Dorothea Dix property could be challenged and invalidated a lawyer for the Department of Justice warned the day before it was signed. "Finally, and ...
Expert network firm hires Texas-based SEC lawyer
Tom Sporkin, a former chief of the SEC's Office of Market Intelligence who is now a partner with BuckleySandler, said it makes sense for an expert network to hire an SEC enforcement lawyer. "These companies that want to run legitimate shops are very ...
BP ordered to Give Lawyer Spill Estimate E-Mails to U.S.
BP Plc (BP/) must give the U.S. government e-mails regarding Gulf of Mexico oil-spill volume estimates prepared with the help of internal and outside counsel, a judge said. BP had sought to prevent disclosure of the documents, contending they were ...
Lawyer says Boston Marathon bombing suspect's widow wants his body ...
Lawyer says Boston Marathon bombing suspect's widow wants his body ...
Death penalty lawyer Clarke 'humanizes' client and jury
But more importantly, she humanizes the jury, the lawyers, the judges," said Gerald Goldstein, a defense lawyer who has known Clarke for 30 years. "Judy's brilliant at making people reconsider their values ... to reconsider our place in making life or ...