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Only lawyers now can argue before Supreme Court
WASHINGTON -- You must be a lawyer to argue before the Supreme Court. Thought that already was the case? It wasn't until Monday, when the Supreme Court revised its 80-page rule book for the first time since 2010. The update covers items such as filing ...
Cuyahoga County Council hires lawyer to monitor new administration building
The hiring of lawyer Jeff Appelbaum and his company, Project Management Consultants LLC, reflects the belief among some council members that FitzGerald's administration is failing to report important details about plans and costs. "This goes back to a ...
Hartford lawyer Brady wins professionalism award
The award is named in honor of Edward F. Hennessey, a former partner at Robinson & Cole and is given to a lawyer who has had a career dedicated to "the highest ideals and standards of the legal profession." Brady, a Granby resident who joined Murtha ...
Lawyer behind bars after alleged fight with co-worker
Deputies arrested Stephen Samouce, a 25-year-old Naples lawyer, after he allegedly verbally assaulted and physically battered another lawyer at the firm where both are employed, reports WBBH NBC News-2 in Fort Myers. The two lawyers had been ...
Supreme Court: You Must Be A Lawyer To Argue Case
WASHINGTON — You must be a lawyer to argue before the Supreme Court. Thought that already was the case? It wasn't until Monday, when the Supreme Court revised its 80-page rule book for the first time since 2010. The update covers items such as filing ...
Jailed Kazakh Lawyer Awarded Prestigious Human Rights Prize
... the same charges. After he participated in an OSCE conference in Europe, prosecutors ordered a retrial. The Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Prize, created in 1984, is awarded each year to a lawyer for his or her contributions to the defense of human ...
Edward Snowden's Father's Lawyer Lays Out 'Conditions' For NSA Leaker's ...
Edward Snowden's Father's Lawyer Lays Out 'Conditions' For NSA Leaker's ...
Lawyer for Edward Snowden's dad: Julian Assange a 'sideshow'
Julian Assange's involvement in Edward Snowden's case is a “sideshow,” a lawyer for Snowden's father said Monday. “Mr. Assange really is a side show to some degree,” Bruce Fein said on “Fox & Friends.” “We are still working for a direct communication ...
Columbia judge, Cracker Barrel lawyer, Nashville attorney nominated to bench
A Columbia judge, the former top lawyer at Cracker Barrel and a Nashville backruptcy specialist are the three top nominees to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Court of Appeals in Middle Tennessee. The Judicial Nominating Commission announced over the ...
Zimmerman Defense Lawyer's Daughter: 'We beat stupidity'
DonWestDaughterInstragram.jpg Social media has stepped up in support of Trayvon Martin's friend, Rachel Jeantel—who had previously been berated online during her testimony in George Zimmerman's murder trial. Zimmerman defense attorney Don West ...
Lawyer: UK Man Ready for Honeymoon Killing Trial
A prosecution lawyer says a British man sought in South Africa for allegedly orchestrating the killing of his wife while on honeymoon has sufficiently recovered from his mental health problems to be extradited. Lawyer Hugo Keith told a court Monday ...
Lawyer: UK man recovering from depression, ready for extradition in honeymoon ...
Lawyer: UK man recovering from depression, ready for extradition in honeymoon ...
Lawyer: Gay couple in Fla. is 1st to win petition for immigration benefits ...
Lawyer: Gay couple in Fla. is 1st to win petition for immigration benefits ...
3 NY lawsuits against ex-Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash tossed out; Lawyer says ...
3 NY lawsuits against ex-Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash tossed out; Lawyer says ...
Bryan Cave lawyer arrested for threatening former colleague
ST. LOUIS • A former lawyer with the Bryan Cave law firm has been indicted in federal court for threatening a former colleague. Ryan Walsh, 30, was charged by criminal complaint June 19 with transmitting a threat via interstate commerce. The case was ...
Wallace P. Cooney, lawyer, dies at 80
Wallace P. Cooney, a Philadelphia lawyer who retired to the Washington area in the early 1990s and was an usher at St. Mary Catholic Church in Alexandria, died June 28 at his home in Alexandria. He was 80. The cause was the neurological disorder ...
Judge showed 'anti-Christian bias' by upholding yoga classes in school: lawyer
SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Yoga in a public school's fitness program does not amount to teaching children religion because despite its roots in Hindu philosophy it is part of American culture, a California judge ruled on Monday. The ruling denied a request ...
Ex-Bryan Cave lawyer arrested for threatening former colleague
ST. LOUIS • A former lawyer with the Bryan Cave law firm has been indicted in federal court for threatening a former colleague. Ryan Walsh, 30, was charged by criminal complaint June 19 with transmitting a threat via interstate commerce. The case was ...
Lawyer to Tour players not surprised by ban
The lawyer who has been counseling a group of nine PGA Tour players who currently anchor their putters told GolfChannel.com that he wasn't surprised by the circuit's move on Monday to adopt the ban. “The decision today was not unexpected,” said Harry ...
In Twist, Bulger's Lawyer Gets Words of Gratitude From Victim's Wife
BOSTON — At the midmorning break in the trial of James (Whitey) Bulger, Patricia Donahue had a few choice words for Henry Brennan, one of the lawyers defending the crime boss against a sweeping slate of charges that include participation in the murder ...
Toledo lawyer to lead State Bar Association
Toledo lawyer Martin E. Mohler is the new president-elect of the Ohio State Bar Association. Mr. Mohler, a partner in the firm Shindler, Neff, Holmes, Worline and Mohler, LLP, will take office July 1, 2014. He has worked in northwest Ohio for 40 years ...
Jailed Tunisian rapper to be freed on appeal: lawyer
TUNIS (AFP) – Tunisian rapper Ala Yaacoubi, jailed for two years last month for a song in which he insulted the police, will be freed on Tuesday after being given a six month suspended sentence on appeal, his lawyer said. "It's a victory for freedom ...
Zimmerman Lawyer, Don West, Ice Cream Photo Taken Before Testimony ...
Zimmerman Lawyer, Don West, Ice Cream Photo Taken Before Testimony ...
Lawyer: Ex-Chadian dictator Habre has been charged with war crimes, crimes ...
Lawyer: Ex-Chadian dictator Habre has been charged with war crimes, crimes ...
Paula Deen's Lawyer Cites Same - Sex Marriage Ruling as Defense ?
As reported by CNN, the former Food Network star's lawyer argues that, because Jackson is white and not African-American, she could not have suffered "a personal and tangible harm" from Deen's use of the hurtful slur -- and thus has no legal standing ...
Lawyer Wants Delay in Miss. Ricin Letters Trial
Lawyer Wants Delay in Miss. Ricin Letters Trial. OXFORD, Miss. July 2, 2013 (AP). Share. 0. A federal public defender has asked a judge to delay the trial of a Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S ...
Lawyer wants delay in Miss. ricin letters trial
OXFORD, Miss. -- A federal public defender has asked a judge to delay the trial of a Mississippi man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge. Attorney Greg Park says in a court filing Tuesday ...
Pharrell's Real Message: I.Am.Not.A.Lawyer
I guess you could make an argument that Doctor Seuss should have sued will.i.am when the Black Eyed Peas front man trademarked i.am sometime in the last millennium. But that would have been pointless since Seuss -- Theodor Seuss Geisel -- died in ...
Brent's lawyer plans to seek gag order
Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has been put in jail for violating the terms of his bond by smoking marijuana. Brent's lawyer wants the prosecutor to quit talking about the case. According to 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, George Milner plans to file a ...
Lawyer: Young “suffering from concussions”
Former Lions wide receiver Titus Young missed another court appearance Tuesday, though it won't cost him. According to David Leon Moore of USA Today, an Orange County (Calif.) judge excused Young from a scheduled hearing for his string of arrests ...
Lindsay Lohan -- BIG Birthday Plans ... With Her Lawyer
Lindsay Lohan is celebrating her birthday today with the one person in her life she can count on ... her lawyer Shawn Holley. Sources close to LiLo tell TMZ ... Cliffside -- where she's currently in rehab -- denied the actress' request to have friends ...
MLB, Porter Fischer's lawyer meet
Top MLB officials met Tuesday in Miami with the attorney representing Porter Fischer, the former Biogenesis clinic employee who is at the center on an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, "Outside the Lines" has learned. Fischer, a former ...
DOMA: 'Scalia was right' about ruling's impact, pro-gay rights lawyer says
Washington. The US Supreme Court has laid the legal groundwork to directly attack and overturn state bans on same-sex marriages, a lawyer involved in the recent historic gay rights cases at the high court said Tuesday. Skip to next paragraph ...
Carruth's lawyer thinks deals already have been cut by Hernandez's co-defendants
Last Wednesday's detailed summary of the facts against Aaron Hernandez strongly suggested that one or both of the two other men in the car with Hernandez and Odin Lloyd had been cooperating with police. The man who represented former Panthers ...
Lawyer: Gangbanger is target of 'police conspiracy'
A prosecutor Tuesday said a gangbanger on trial for shooting a cop in the head to escape being picked up for murder is a cold-blooded killer — but the defendant's lawyer says cops are railroading him. Closing statements in the trial of Luis (Baby ...
Richmond: Council votes to keep code enforcement lawyer on payroll
Richmond: Council votes to keep code enforcement lawyer on payroll. By Robert Rogers Contra Costa Times. Posted: 07/02/2013 10:57:18 PM PDT. Updated: 07/02/2013 10:57:19 PM PDT. RICHMOND -- A divided City Council voted to renew the contract of ...
DOMA: 'Scalia was right' about ruling's impact, pro-gay rights lawyer says ...
DOMA: 'Scalia was right' about ruling's impact, pro-gay rights lawyer says ...
Washington lawyer Flood counsels McDonnell on probe
High-powered Washington lawyer Emmet T. Flood was in Richmond at the Executive Mansion Tuesday to speak with McDonnell, administration officials and others as the governor attempts to navigate the treacherous legal and political waters that have ...
Chimp-Attack Victim Nash's Lawyer Files Appeal To Legislature
Lawyers for Charla Nash, who was blinded in a 2009 mauling by a 200-pound chimpanzee that tore off her face, have submitted the appeal they promised weeks ago of state Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr.'s June 14 decision to deny Nash ...
East Ramapo lawyer caught on video in obscenity-laced tirade against parents
RAW VIDEO: East Ramapo lawyer's obscenity-laden ti...: Christopher Kirby, a lawyer for the East Ramapo School District, confronts parents after a July 2, 2013, school board meeting. (Video submitted by LuckyLou Production) ...
'The Butler' Title Fight Continues: Weinstein Co. Hires Successful Prop 8 Lawyer
Suffice it to say, he's a formidable lawyer. "The suggestion that there is a danger of confusion between TWC's 2013 feature movie and a 1917 short that has not been shown in theaters, television, DVDs, or in any other way for almost a century makes no ...
Orlando lawyer upset about wet concrete threatened workers at gunpoint, police ...
Orlando lawyer upset about wet concrete threatened workers at gunpoint, police ...
VIDEO: East Ramapo district school board lawyer Christopher Kirby launches ...
VIDEO: East Ramapo district school board lawyer Christopher Kirby launches ...
Lawyer for Bin Laden Relative Seeks to Bar Surveillance of Communication
The lawyer for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law to Osama bin Laden who is awaiting trial in Manhattan on a charge of conspiring to kill Americans, asked a federal judge on Wednesday to bar the government from any kind of monitoring of the defense's ...
Jefferson Parish seeks attorney general opinion on council's new lawyer ...
Jefferson Parish seeks attorney general opinion on council's new lawyer ...
David Clarke would drop appeals if county pays his lawyer
Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. has offered to drop legal appeals in a handful of cases in which he unsuccessfully sued Milwaukee County and others, if the county agrees to pay his outside lawyer's bill. The proposed settlement would cost the county $95 ...
Zorich owes more money than he has, lawyer says
Former Bear Chris Zorich, who pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor charges for not filing federal income tax returns, is in such dire financial straits that his net worth is "substantially negative," his lawyer said in papers filed in federal court ...
East Ramapo lawyer fires obscenities at parents
Confrontation erupts between school board lawyer, ...: Peggy Hatton, a parent in the East Ramapo School District, accuses district lawyer Christopher Kirby of smirking at her comments during a July 2, 2013 school board meeting. (Video submitted by ...
Marathon victim payout method faulted
Just days after the One Fund distributed nearly $61 million to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Massachusetts Bar Association called on Attorney General Martha Coakley to intervene, raising “serious concerns” on Wednesday about the way the ...
Orlando lawyer upset about wet concrete threatened workers at gunpoint, cops say
Orlando lawyer upset about wet concrete threatened workers at gunpoint, cops say. print. Comments. 2. Photo: Orange County Jail (July 4, 2013). By Barbara Hijek FloriDUH. 8:58 a.m. EDT, July 4, 2013. Orlando attorney Jeffrey Ainsworth, 32, was hauled ...