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Chris Christie administration broke law in ignoring greenhouse gas rules ... - The Star-Ledger
Chris Christie administration broke law in ignoring greenhouse gas rules ...
Lawyer for man accused of shooting Paul DeWolf says co-defendants possibly ... - The Ann Arbor News
Lawyer for man accused of shooting Paul DeWolf says co-defendants possibly ...
Jahi McMath's lawyer says he has received death threats
The attorney for the family of Jahi McMath, a brain-dead 13-year-old girl, says he has received death threats and harsh criticism over his work on the case. Christopher Dolan told the San Jose Mercury News that people have accused him of exploiting ...
Calif. officer accused in transient's death acted reasonably -lawyer
A former California police officer on trial in the beating death of a mentally ill transient acted reasonably and could not have known that "catastrophe was around the corner," his lawyer said in closing remarks in the case on Wednesday. By: Dana ...
Jameis Winston Accuser's Lawyer Wants 'Heads to Roll'
Pat Carroll, the lawyer for an FSU student who accused Winston of rape, says there will be a civil suit. 01/08/2014. Related Links: Watch: FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston Not Charged in Sexual Assault Case. RELATED TOPICS: Florida State Seminoles ...
Lawyer: Pakistan's ex-President Zardari appears in court probing graft allegations
ISLAMABAD – The lawyer of Pakistan's former President Asif Ali Zardari says his client has appeared before a court looking into corruption allegations against him. Farooq H. Naik, says Zardari's appearance in court on Thursday was his first since he ...
OJ Simpson didn't 'beg Obama' for a release says his lawyer
An impassioned letter from Inmate No. 1027820 of Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada is not currently on its way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Persistently bizarre rumors of OJ Simpson's fatal brain cancer and subsequent plea for a presidential ...
Chris Brown's lawyer says he's innocent in assault case
Lawyers for singer Chris Brown told a judge Wednesday that he has rejected a plea deal on a charge that he hit a man outside a Washington hotel. Prosecutors had offered a deal in which Brown would plead guilty to the misdemeanor assault charge he faces ...
Amanda Knox's Lawyer Has An Interesting Theory About Why Prosecutors Went ...
Amanda Knox's Lawyer Has An Interesting Theory About Why Prosecutors Went ...
Lawyer: Jahi McMath gets feeding tube, 'improving'
Doctors have given Jahi McMath feeding and tracheostomy tubes and the Oakland teen - declared dead almost a month ago - is improving, her family's attorney tweeted late Wednesday afternoon. "Doctors are optimistic that her condition has stabilized and ...
St. Paul lawyer Guerrero dies; Franco defender took unpopular causes
More than anything, Manuel Paul Guerrero would want to be remembered as the lawyer who wanted to give people a chance to succeed in life, his family said. Guerrero, 78, died Tuesday of a heart attack, the day before he was scheduled to have a quadruple ...
Free Mumia's Lawyer!
For one thing: The Constitution guarantees Abu-Jamal's right to a lawyer. For good reason: The passing and execution of judgement on an accused person without affording them the chance to competently defend themselves at trial amounts to little more ...
Lawyer: Knox, boyfriend blamed to calm fears of 'monster'
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) - The defense lawyer for the former boyfriend of U.S. exchange student Amanda Knox told an appeals court Thursday that the young lovers were blamed by authorities for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher to calm any fears ...
Lawyer for Pitt researcher accused in cyanide death asks to loosen no-contact ...
Lawyer for Pitt researcher accused in cyanide death asks to loosen no-contact ...
Lawyer defends man accused of baking pet cat; he's 'being crucified ... it's meat'
Lawyer defends man accused of baking pet cat; he's 'being crucified ... it's meat'. Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune; Updated: January 9, 2014 - 3:58 PM. A man admitted that he killed his pet cat, skinned the animal and baked it in his oven ...
Dershowitz: Christie Should 'Lawyer Up,' Prepare for Criminal Prosecution over ...
Dershowitz: Christie Should 'Lawyer Up,' Prepare for Criminal Prosecution over ...
Lawyer's claim: WTC security 'doesn't benefit anyone'
A lawyer representing New Yorkers living and working around the rebuilt World Trade Center audaciously told a Manhattan Supreme Court judge Thursday that the NYPD's post 9/11 security plan is “over-policing” that “doesn't benefit anyone.” “There are no ...
Lawyer: Hernandez co-defendant “just along for the ride.”
A defense lawyer for a man accused of involvement with ex-Patriot Aaron Hernandez in the Odin Lloyd murder said his client was innocently along for the ride with a celebrity football player at the time of the crime and no more. Carlos Ortiz, charged ...
Lawyer for Hernandez pal: Client in "wrong place,' "wrong time'
FALL RIVER — A lawyer for a man accused of helping Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriot accused of murder, said today that his client was simply in “the wrong place at the wrong time” on the night of the killing and did not assist the ...
California Ruling on Undocumented Lawyer Gives Hope to Many
LOS ANGELES — The California Supreme Court cleared the way last week for an undocumented immigrant named Sergio Garcia to be licensed as a lawyer. The ruling comes amid a national debate over illegal immigration, and gives hope to undocumented ...
James T. Lloyd, transportation lawyer
James T. Lloyd, a transportation lawyer who retired in 2002 as general counsel and executive vice president of Amtrak, died Dec. 19 at his home in Bethesda. He was 72. The cause was metastatic prostate cancer, said his wife, Juliette Lloyd. The U.S ...
Lawyer for indicted Indian envoy says she will return home
A lawyer for the Indian envoy indicted on criminal counts said Thursday she will be returning home after being given clearance by the State Department and a federal court. Devyani Khobragade was indicted earlier Thursday on two counts, of visa fraud ...
Inmate offered 'hitman' $40K to kill judge in revenge plot: lawyer
Inmate offered 'hitman' $40K to kill judge in revenge plot: lawyer. By Selim Algar. January 9, 2014 | 8:33pm. Modal Trigger. Joseph Frank Bianco (left); mugshot of Joseph Romano. A vengeful Long Island crook plotted to torture and murder a federal ...
Lawyer: Carlos Ortiz 'along for ride'
FALL RIVER, Mass. -- An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez who has been charged as an accessory to murder was just "along for the ride," his lawyer said Thursday. Speaking after a brief court hearing, defense attorney ...
Judge, lawyer spar over use of the N-word in Stevenson trial
Muhammad Ibn Bashir, lawyer for Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson in his public-corruption trial, wanted jurors to hear audio in which a political operative-turned-government witness referred to Stevenson using the derogatory word. But Chief Judge ...
Lawyer: Knox couple blamed to calm Italian fears
FLORENCE, Italy - The defense lawyer for the former boyfriend of U.S. exchange student Amanda Knox told an appeals court Thursday that the young lovers were blamed by authorities for the murder of a British student to calm fears that a monster was ...
Can A Wisconsin Senator And A Superstar Lawyer Prevent Members Of ...
Can A Wisconsin Senator And A Superstar Lawyer Prevent Members Of ...
Lawyer: Charges To Be Dropped Against Ex Navy Football Player
A lawyer for a woman at the center of a sexual assault case involving two U.S Naval Academy midshipmen says military prosecutors plan to recommend dropping a charge against one of the men. Ryan Guilds, a lawyer for the woman, also a midshipman, said ...
Lawyer: OJ didn't ask Obama for pardon
Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. An attorney for O.J. Simpson says that, contrary to reports last week, his client has not asked President Obama for a pardon. For one thing: Simpson, the acquitted murder suspect now serving time in ...
Ex-CIA lawyer on waterboarding: 'My conscience is clear'
The nation's top CIA lawyer after the September 11 attacks, the man who convinced the Bush administration to sign off on waterboarding techniques, says he has no regrets about the controversial interrogation method. “Extraordinary measures had to be ...
The Job Market For Lawyers: Side Work On The Rise Amid Continuing Glut Of ...
The Job Market For Lawyers: Side Work On The Rise Amid Continuing Glut Of ...
Lawyer leaves career to become cemetery historian
For more than three decades, Jeff Richman represented people who couldn't afford a lawyer. "I've always been a fan of the underdog," he told CNBC. Although Richman enjoyed the work of being a criminal defense attorney, he grew tired of the stress, so ...
Schilling Lawyer Says Documents Contradict Charges
New documents directly contradict the allegations against former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in a lawsuit that Rhode Island's economic development agency filed over the collapse of his video game company, his lawyer said Friday. Speaking after a ...
Curt Schilling's lawyer: Documents contradict charges
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — New documents directly contradict the allegations against former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in a lawsuit that Rhode Island's economic development agency filed over the collapse of his video game company, his lawyer said ...
Lawyer says FBI has contacted few Tea Party groups, 8 months into IRS scandal
WASHINGTON – A lawyer representing dozens of Tea Party groups said Friday that only a few of his clients have been approached by federal investigators over the IRS targeting scandal, in the latest complaint about the slow pace of the probe eight months ...
Lawyer: Charges Being Dropped in Navy Academy Case
A U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen accused in a sexual assault case will not face charges, the school announced Friday, leaving just one of three original defendants in the case remaining. A Naval Academy spokesman said charges against Midshipman Eric ...
Vikings investigators pledge anonymity to witnesses, Kluwe lawyer says
The lawyer for former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Friday that anonymity will be provided to witnesses named by Kluwe in an ongoing investigation. Kluwe has accused Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer of making homophobic remarks during ...
Hernandez's lawyer says FPPC 'engaging in unethical behavior'
Assemblyman Roger Hernández's former lawyer accuses the Fair Political Practices Commission of trying to intimidate and harass him as the watchdog agency investigates whether money laundering occurred in the assemblyman's 2010 campaign, ...
Ethics commission lawyer placed on administrative leave
Elisabeth Murray-Obertein, the ethics commission attorney and key witness in a pair of lawsuits related to the handling of an investigation into Gov. Nathan Deal's 2010 campaign, is on administrative leave after a Capitol Police officer said she ...
Lawyer: Method of repaying special-ed students in Montgomery is 'insulting'
A plan to remedy financial mismanagement at a Montgomery County special education school immediately drew attacks from critics who said it does not go far enough to help students reclaim work-study funds that school officials withdrew from their bank ...
Curt Schilling's lawyer says documents contradict charges
PROVIDENCE — New documents directly contradict the allegations against former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling in a lawsuit that Rhode Island's economic development agency filed over the collapse of his video game company, his lawyer said ...
Arthur M. Samuels, lawyer with Cook Co. State's Attorney's office, 1911-2014
Arthur M. Samuels didn't join the Cook County state's attorney's office until he was in his late 60s, but he remained there for more than two decades, working in the mental health division and becoming one of the oldest assistant state's attorneys in ...
The Judge Won't Call Asbestos-Lawyer Shenanigans Fraud, But It Sure Smells ...
The Judge Won't Call Asbestos-Lawyer Shenanigans Fraud, But It Sure Smells ...
'Breaking Bad' lawyer returns to AMC for spinoff 'Better Call Saul'
AMC announced this week that the “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul,” will premiere in November 2014, but no specific date has been released. The series will follow sleazy attorney Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, as he defends drug lords, ...
This Startup Thinks It Can Help Save The Legal Profession From Its Utter Implosion
Earlier this week, Business Insider sat down with a UpCounsel, a company that helps individuals and businesses connect with the lawyer that best matches their needs. Or, as co-founder Matt Faustman jokingly called it, "potentially the most boring topic ...
Lawyer believes Bathon victims can be compensated
EDWARDSVILLE — Attorney Don Weber believes he can do what federal prosecutors said they could not: set up a restitution system to compensate 10,000 property owners ripped off by ex-Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathon's rigged property tax ...
Lawyer says Kluwe hasn't been promised anonymity for witnesses
On Friday, the lawyer representing former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said that the attorneys hired to investigate Kluwe's allegations had promised to allow Kluwe to keep the names of witnesses anonymous. In response, one of those attorneys said no such ...
Princess Cristina is innocent by way of love for husband, says lawyer
Princess Cristina, suspected of tax and money laundering, is innocent of any wrongdoing by way of being in love with her husband, her lawyer said. Her love means that she implicitly trusts him and isn't at fault. Her husband, Inaki Urdangararin, former ...
York County trial lawyer makes Top 100 list
Local trial lawyer makes Top 100 list. ROCK HILL Jack G. Leader, a partner at Elrod Pope Law Firm, has been selected as a member into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2013. The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization ...
DUI defendant's lawyer seeks dismissal of assault charge
A Mendocino County Superior Court judge on Friday heard the defense's motion to dismiss a charge of assault with a deadly weapon against a Ukiah woman arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after allegedly plowing through her neighbors' ...