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Zimbabwe arrests top rights lawyer
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AFP) – Zimbabwean police on Saturday arrested a prominent rights lawyer running for parliament against President Robert Mugabe's party in July 31 polls, a lawyers group said. Arnold Tsunga, vying for a seat in the eastern city of ...
Lawyer says Norwood soldier in Afghan case took malarial drug linked to ...
Lawyer says Norwood soldier in Afghan case took malarial drug linked to ...
Detroit bankruptcy lawyer is Ponzi-scheme law scholar nearing retirement
Detroit's bankruptcy, the largest municipal collapse in U.S. history, will be overseen by a 28- year veteran of the bench and writer on Ponzi-scheme law who's taking on the biggest case of his career. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven W. Rhodes, 64, was ...
Lawyer Joseph Cotchett, fighting MLB on San Jose's behalf, shines light on ...
Lawyer Joseph Cotchett, fighting MLB on San Jose's behalf, shines light on ...
Joseph Cotchett: San Jose's lawyer in battle for Oakland A's
Joseph Cotchett, the Burlingame lawyer who is handling San Jose's antitrust lawsuit accusing Major League Baseball of illegally holding up the city's effort to become the home of the Oakland A's, has had a career full of famous cases and clients. Among ...
GOP lawyer asks court to order new legislative districts for '14
GOP lawyer asks court to order new legislative districts for '14. Print Email. 2013-07-21T00:00:00Z GOP lawyer asks court to order new legislative districts for '14Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizona Daily Star. 7 hours ago • Howard Fischer ...
Lawyer accused of trying to run down judge
SANTA FE >> Eric Dixon was no ordinary lawyer trying cases in the small cities of eastern New Mexico. In the courtroom, he made his reputation fighting for underdogs. Outside it, he wrote a blog that delivered sharp jabs. Dixon challenged those in ...
Abu Qatada's lawyer says radical cleric denied bail in Jordan
A military court on Sunday rejected a bail application by Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, who faces terror charges in Jordan following his deportation from Britain, his lawyer said. “The state security court today refused to release Abu Qatada on bail ...
NCAA attorney: Lawsuit 'threatens college sports as we know it'
For now, it depends on which side's lawyer you ask. And if you ask NCAA chief legal counsel Donald Remy, he'll tell you the latter description above isn't an exaggeration. "College sports today are valued by the student-athletes who compete and all of ...
Marine Corp. Lawyer Sparks Debate Over Military Sexual Assaults
Lindsay Rodman, a Harvard-educated Marine Corps lawyer, has raised questions about the methodology of the widely quoted study used to determine the scope of the sexual assault problem in the military. In an interview with USA TODAY and an op-ed in ...
Marine Lawyer Sparks Debate Over Military Sexual Assaults
Lindsay Rodman, a Harvard-educated Marine Corps lawyer, has raised questions about the methodology of the widely quoted study used to determine the scope of the sexual assault problem in the military. In an interview with USA TODAY and an op-ed in ...
New court panels will police lawyer civility
"Surveys of both lawyers and judges continue to consistently reflect that professionalism is one of the most significant adverse problems that negatively impact the practice of law in Florida today," the court's justices wrote in a June 6 order ...
Human rights lawyer killed in Mexico
A lawyer who defended the rights of indigenous peoples in southern Mexico was found shot to death, prosecutors said Sunday. Heron Sixto Lopez, who ran a legal aid center for Mixtec and Triqui indigenous people in the town of Juxtaluapa, in the southern ...
Creek council to hear from lawyer on RTA dispute
The City Council will be briefed Monday by its Washington, D.C.-based attorney on the Federal Highway Administration's finding that the city violated the 1964 Civil Rights Act by prohibiting RTA buses in the Mall of Fairfield Commons area. A local ...
Hiring a lawyer will help your case
If there's one thing I've learned these few years covering court cases, it's that I'd need a lawyer if I went to court. I know a heck of a lot more about the law than I did coming into this job, but I also realize there's a planetary amount of legal ...
Lawyer Wants DPP to Investigate Prosecutors' Conduct
Lawyer George Kithi has written a letter to the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko questioning the integrity of the two lawyers who allegedly had a meeting businessman Mohan Galot at his office on 25 June this year, before the hearing of ...
Detroit Lawyers' Record Ranges From Chrysler to Dodgers
What they shared was a need for speed and the lawyer who led the way: Bruce Bennett, the Los Angeles-based bankruptcy attorney who helped push both filings into court to shield his clients from potentially disruptive actions by creditors. Detroit ...
Bankruptcy Lawyers See Land Of Opportunity In Detroit Crisis
The city, which filed the largest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy on Thursday, tapped high-priced lawyers from Jones Day, financial advisers from Ernst & Young and restructuring consultants from Conway MacKenzie, court papers show. For creditors and ...
How Can A Lawyer Represent You Without Speaking Up?
Local Rule 83.2A, which is 20-years-old, bars public comment by lawyers about a criminal case if there is a reasonable likelihood that commenting would “interfere with a fair trial or otherwise prejudice the due administration of justice ...
Inhumane: US position towards Snowden is appalling - lawyer Kucherena
The lawyer, who provides legal consultations to the US runaway, believes that "humanitarian issues would be prioritized in this case, while judiciary and legal matters should come next". "No matter what the charges may be or how the authorities and ...
Who's Filling The 'Food Court' With Lawsuits: Consumers Or Lawyers?
That has been the primary legal weapon of the consortium led by Don Barrett, a Mississippi lawyer who made millions suing Big Tobacco, and Robert Clifford, a Chicago lawyer whose practice previously focused on commercial airline accidents. Advised by a ...
Leaker Snowden hopes to be able to leave airport by Wednesday: lawyer
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes to be granted papers by Wednesday allowing him to end his month-long stay in the transit area of a Moscow airport and move to the city center, his Russian lawyer said on ...
Edward Snowden Hopes To Leave Moscow Airport By Wednesday: Lawyer
MOSCOW, July 22 (Reuters) - Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden hopes to be granted papers by Wednesday allowing him to end his month-long stay in the transit area of a Moscow airport and move to the city centre, his Russian lawyer said ...
Lawyer: Edward Snowden may leave airport
Edward Snowden may leave the Moscow airport he's been holed up in by this Wednesday, his Russian lawyer told Reuters on Monday. The former National Securtity Agency contractor has applied for asylum in Russia, a process that may take up to three ...
Rachel Jeantel: I Want To Be A Lawyer
After Rachel Jeantel's primetime appearance as a witness in the killing of her friend, Trayvon Martin, the 19-year-old says the experience has inspired her to pursue a law career. Jeantel spoke exclusively to The Rickey Smiley Morning Show last week ...
Jesse Tyler Ferguson of 'Modern Family' weds lawyer Justin Mikita
Jesse Tyler Ferguson took the first step toward a "Modern Family" of his own Saturday night in New York, marrying lawyer Justin Mikita. "Top of the world. Top of the cake!" Ferguson, 37, tweeted Monday morning, including a photo of what we assume was ...
Chile indigenous group appeals Pascua-Lama ruling -lawyer
SANTIAGO, July 22 (Reuters) - A Chilean indigenous group has asked the Supreme Court to review a lower court decision on Barrick Gold Corp's Pascua-Lama gold mine, because the ruling does not go far enough to protect the environment, a lawyer ...
Lawyer: San Diego mayor accuser to come forward
SAN DIEGO -- A lawyer says a woman who alleges she was sexually harassed by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will break her silence amid growing calls that the leader of the nation's eighth-largest city resign. Attorney Gloria Allred has scheduled a news ...
Bulger Lawyer Attacks Flemmi Over Sex With Step Daughter
Bulger's lawyers were asking the questions on cross examination and they opened with the January 1985 murder of 26-year old Deborah Hussey – a step daughter Flemmi is accused of having sexually abused. "You say abusing sexually," Flemmi snapped at ...
Wade's lawyer releases statement about settlement with ex-wife
Heat star Dwyane Wade's attorney, Jim Pritikin, on Monday released a statement in response to Wade's ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches, who staged a protest last week on a Chicago street claiming that she was left "destitute" and "homeless" after the couple ...
Lawyer: Snowden hopes to leave Moscow airport by Wednesday
Former CIA contractor and self-declared leaker Edward Snowden hopes to end his month-long stay in a Moscow airport and move to the city's downtown by Wednesday, his Russian lawyer told Reuters on Monday. Attorney Anatoly Kucherena told the news ...
Lawyer: Tribes increase night deer hunting safety
Election - Wire · Lawyer: Tribes increase night deer hunting safety. By TODD RICHMOND The Associated Press. Updated: 2013-07-22T21:22:45Z. July 22. By TODD RICHMOND. Associated Press. MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's Chippewa tribes have beefed ...
State Patrol's drug training used protesters as guinea pigs, lawyer says
Cops from around the state used Occupy Minneapolis protesters as human guinea pigs in a drug program and if that doesn't violate a person's constitutional rights, little does, an attorney told a federal judge Monday. "Our playing field is they used ...
Tourre Lawyers Focus on Reliability of Federal Witness
A lawyer for the S.E.C., Bridget Fitzpatrick, introduced a flurry of e-mails in court on Friday and on Monday detailing months of correspondence between Ms. Kreitman and her colleagues at Goldman and contacts at ACA Management, a financial firm that ...
Roland S. 'Robin' Homet Jr., lawyer and author
Roland S. “Robin” Homet Jr., a lawyer and author who led White House policy studies, organized and presided over forums and research projects on foreign and domestic affairs and directed communications policies and studies, died July 8 at he Sunrise ...
Lawyer: Cape driver suffered
ORLEANS — The accused drunken driver who Cape cops say killed a man and hurt two kids in a crash outside a crowded ice cream shop has been roughed up by police in the past and is haunted by the memory of discovering his mother's suicide, his lawyer ...
Georgre Zimmerman lawyer reacts to rescue
George Zimmerman's lawyer called the recently acquitted defendant's help in rescuing four people in a car crash last week “quintessential George.” “This is the person who I knew him to be when I found out about his past before February 12,” Mark O'Mara ...
Why General Sinclair's Lawyer Wants the Chain of Command Delinked
Last week, support continued to build for legislation sponsored by Senator Kirstin Gillibrand, D-N.Y., aimed at improving the military's approach to addressing allegations of sexual assault. Gillibrand's bill would grant military prosecutors sole ...
Lawyer hired to block Snooki, JWoww from filming spinoff in NJ shore town
Some homeowners have hired a lawyer to try to block production. The Star-Ledger of Newark reports that dozens of people attended a council meeting Monday, and many of them blasted township officials, fearing a circus-like atmosphere. Polizzi writes on ...
Snowden plans to settle and work in Russia – lawyer to RT
NSA leaker Edward Snowden plans to settle in Russia and is ready to begin a court battle if the country's migration service denies his asylum plea, Anatoly Kucherena, a Russian lawyer who assists the whistleblower, told RT. “It's hard for me to say ...
Snowden's Moscow Lawyer: NSA Leaker Is Planning To Live In Russia And...
Snowden's Moscow Lawyer: NSA Leaker Is Planning To Live In Russia And...
The Precarious Lives of Criminal Defense Lawyers in China
Mr. Li is a criminal defense lawyer and a veteran of Beijing's slowly-developing weiquan (rights) scene. To call him a "lawyer," however, may give Western readers the wrong idea. In America, this profession carries with it a certain prestige, not least ...
Rockefeller con man Gerhartsreiter tries new role as own lawyer in murder ...
Rockefeller con man Gerhartsreiter tries new role as own lawyer in murder ...
Lawyer Explains How To Bag A Patent Troll At Trial
Wi-Lan probably didn't present the most sympathetic plaintiff when defense lawyers revealed the company's true business strategy, as outlined in an internal document. It approaches companies like HTC with a proposal: They can spend $5 million to $8 ...
Bulger Lawyer Grills Stephen 'The Rifleman' Flemmi
Bulger lawyer Hank Brennan taunted Flemmi with questions about two teenage girls with whom Flemmi was sexually involved, asserting that Flemmi has a depraved attraction to children. Related; Bulger Lawyer Attacks Flemmi Over Sex With Stepdaughter ...
Assembly Lawyer to Step Down Over Failure to Investigate Sex Harassment ...
Assembly Lawyer to Step Down Over Failure to Investigate Sex Harassment ...
Bulger Lawyer Tries to Weaken Credibility of Prosecution Witness
And most vividly, the defense lawyer, Hank Brennan, portrayed Mr. Flemmi as a man who had sex with a young woman, Ms. Hussey, while he was living with her mother, Marion Hussey. Books about Mr. Bulger have said that Mr. Flemmi sexually molested ...
Zimmerman Lawyer: Trayvon Had Recipe For "Poor Man's Ecstasy"
"If you do a Google Search for 'Purple Lean' or 'lean drink' or 'lean drank' it is sort of an urban kind of drug. It's known in some circles as poor man's ecstasy or something like that," George Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara told "The Steve Malzberg ...
'Space Lawyer', a Novel by LB Jeffries
Space Lawyer is about a civilization that uses data to govern every aspect of itself. It is set in a world where no one has to go hungry or without shelter, but that ideal society comes with a complicated price. While women have risen to prominence ...
Lawyer: Snowden to Stay in Moscow Airport for Now
A lawyer advising National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says his asylum status has not been resolved and that he is going to stay at the Moscow airport for now. Anatoly Kucherena, who was visiting the American at Moscow's Sheremetyevo ...