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detained Yemeni could rejoin al Qaida if freed; his lawyer says he has a ...
detained Yemeni could rejoin al Qaida if freed; his lawyer says he has a ...
Court: Serial liar Glass can't be a lawyer
(CNN) -- Trust me, the scandal-scarred former boy wonder said. No way, responded California's highest court. The state Supreme Court rejected former journalist Stephen Glass' request for admission to the bar on Monday, finding that he had not truly ...
Minnesota Vikings: Loeffler might retain lawyer for investigation into Kluwe's ...
Minnesota Vikings: Loeffler might retain lawyer for investigation into Kluwe's ...
Stephen Glass Isn't A Lawyer Just Because Of The Whole 'Serial Lying' Thing
A well-documented history of lying is not a great testament to the moral fitness of a prospective lawyer, but does this particular transgression really justify denying Stephen Glass's application? The California Supreme Court issued a lengthy opinion ...
Lawyer: Pending Execution 'Terrifies' Inmate
Lawyers for a convicted murderer scheduled for a midnight execution were making last-minute pleas to spare the Missouri man's life on Tuesday, focusing on the state's refusal to disclose where it obtains its execution drug. Herbert Smulls was convicted ...
US Must Pay Lawyer Fees Over $1 Million Seizure
The federal government must pay nearly $40,000 to cover the legal fees of a California woman who successfully sued to reclaim more than $1 million of her money seized during a Nebraska traffic stop, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Joseph ...
Lawyer Bill Penrose looked out for the neediest clients
ST. PETERSBURG — For most of a legal career spanning nearly 50 years, Bill Penrose represented people in wrenching situations, many of whom paid him late or not at all. He could relate to their troubles. Mr. Penrose knew what broken homes felt like ...
Selenski lawyer called celebrity seeker
State prosecutors who charged attorney Shelley Centini labeled her as a young "celebrity lawyer" and anti-death penalty crusader who hoped to boost her career by defending notorious alleged killer Hugo Selenski. She sought to defend him by "whatever ...
US must pay lawyer fees over $1 million seizure
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The federal government must pay nearly $40,000 to cover the legal fees of a California woman who successfully sued to reclaim more than $1 million of her money seized during a Nebraska traffic stop, a judge has ruled. U.S. District ...
Trucker's lawyer denies sleepiness was factor in fatal crash
A truck driver's lawyer denies his client was sleepy behind the wheel despite working 37 hours straight before Monday's fiery crash that killed an Illinois Tollway worker and critically injured a state trooper. Steven Goldman said Renato V. Velasquez's ...
A-Rod will strike out overturning arbiter: MLB lawyer
MLB lawyer Howard Ganz says in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Edgardo Ramos seeking a promotion conference that courts have limited grounds to vacate an arbitrator's ruling and that Team A-Rod has failed to explain a legal basis for overturning ...
Disbarred lawyer's self-defense unsuccessful
On Tuesday, Jones, a former Stafford County lawyer who was disbarred in 2008 and convicted of embezzlement in 2010, exercised his right to represent himself and take his case before a jury. But a trial scheduled to last one day soon stretched into a ...
Former lawyer for Christie takes helm of ethics watchdog agency - The Star-Ledger
TRENTON — A former lawyer for Gov. Chris Christie has been installed as executive director of the state's ethics watchdog agency as his top aides face a series of allegations that they abused their power for political purposes. As a result, Susana E ...
Supreme Court lifts execution stay over lawyer's opposition to lethal drug
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an 11th-hour appeal to block the execution of a convicted murderer in Missouri whose lawyer sought to challenge the drug designated to be used for his lethal injection. Skip to next paragraph. Related stories ...
Supreme Court lifts execution stay over lawyer's opposition to lethal drug ...
Supreme Court lifts execution stay over lawyer's opposition to lethal drug ...
Chicago Bomb-Sting Defense Lawyer Can See FISA Papers
Over the objection of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a Chicago federal judge yesterday granted lawyer Thomas A. Durkin's request to see applications for intelligence gathering submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The judge said ...
GOP to Justice lawyer: Testify in IRS scandal
(Washington Times) The House oversight committee has asked a lawyer who's helping run the criminal investigation into IRS targeting of tea party groups to testify to Congress next week, seeking to find out where the investigation stands and whether her ...
Justices suspend lawyer Dan Ehring
The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court suspended Albany lawyer Daniel A. Ehring for one year on Thursday, ruling he "engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice." The justices based their decision in part on Ehring's refusal ...
Flemington Lawyer receives prestigious award from NJ Bar
Roth, a lawyer who received his JD from Cornell University Law School in 1962, has been in practice for 52 years, 49 of which have been on Main Street in Flemington, will be honored by the New Jersey State Bar Association Real Property, Trust and ...
Birther Lawyer Philip Berg Forgot To Do Anything Other Than Sue Obama And Is ...
Birther Lawyer Philip Berg Forgot To Do Anything Other Than Sue Obama And Is ...
Lawyer up online: Startups aim to make the law less confusing, expensive
Camilla Fonseca of San Leandro, Calif., used Rocket Lawyer to help her parents prepare their wills. "Lawyers are not really in our price range," she said. "I just typed in 'will,' and it popped up all these categories. It starts prompting you through ...
Toronto arrest won't keep Justin Bieber from returning, lawyer says
An attorney for Justin Bieber said the assault charge the pop star is facing in Canada will not keep him from returning to the U.S., where his client faces a number of other charges in Florida. The Canadian-born 19-year-old turned himself in to Toronto ...
Should Non-Lawyers Own Firms? Do They Already?
All those professional responsibility lectures, and bar prep, and boring CLEs that I attended after becoming a lawyer, and all the boring CLEs I dutifully watched on the Internet after I escaped the probationary period, consistently preached the evils ...
Winklevosses' Lawyer in Talks With SEC Over Bitcoin ETF
The lawyer who drafted Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss's plan for an exchange-traded fund investing in the virtual currency Bitcoin said she is “in dialogue” with regulators over revising the plan. An amended version of the proposal for the Winklevoss ...
Judge Sanctions Nevada AG Over Class-Action Lawyer Attack On Mortgage ...
Judge Sanctions Nevada AG Over Class-Action Lawyer Attack On Mortgage ...
Citing Misconduct, Lawyer Seeks Review of Conviction in '03 Brooklyn Killing
More than eight years after two young men Mr. Fisher had met during a midautumn night of barhopping and partying in 2003 were convicted in his killing, a lawyer for one of the men, John Giuca, is preparing to ask the new Brooklyn district attorney ...
Disbarred lawyer sent to prison for 3 years
WOBURN — A disbarred Lawrence attorney apologized for stealing nearly $1 million from his clients and begged a Superior Court judge for mercy yesterday before being sentenced to three years in state prison and ordered to pay restitution. Handcuffed ...
Top lawyer finds GCHQ spying is illegal & UK spies who help US drone strike ...
Top lawyer finds GCHQ spying is illegal & UK spies who help US drone strike ...
Raffaele Sollecito's lawyer: He wasn't trying to leave Italy after verdict
“He had planned on being away from the courthouse, away from his home and media hotspots after the verdict,” said John Q. Kelly, the lawyer for Italian native Raffaele Sollecito. “His passport had been flagged already. It wasn't like he could go to ...
Lawyer for priest victim sues archdiocese, blasts county attorney
The lawyer for the victim of a Twin Cities priest convicted of child sexual abuse accused the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday of hiding evidence and obstructing the investigation into his crime. Attorney Jeff Anderson also ...
Food Court Delivers Plaintiffs'-Lawyer Consortium Mixed Results In Four ...
Food Court Delivers Plaintiffs'-Lawyer Consortium Mixed Results In Four ...
Former White House lawyer now working for Bikram yoga guru accused of rape
A former White House lawyer is now the head of the besieged Bikram yoga empire, whose Indian guru is facing a blizzard of lawsuits accusing him of raping women at cult-like training camps. Petra Starke, who was chief lawyer to President Barack Obama's ...
Christie's Lawyer To Be Paid $650 Per Hour
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's office has agreed to pay $650 per hour to the lawyer representing the governor's office in a traffic jam scandal. And the lawyer says that's a discount. Christie's office released terms of the agreement ...
Judge: Lawyer's trial on drug charges can proceed
There's enough evidence to try an East Bay lawyer on charges that she brought drugs into the Sonoma County courthouse last year and resisted efforts to search her. That's what a judge ruled Tuesday following a preliminary hearing for Shell Kaminsky, 31 ...
One CIA Lawyer Could've Stopped Waterboarding Before It Started, Here's Why ...
One CIA Lawyer Could've Stopped Waterboarding Before It Started, Here's Why ...
Ex-Christie campaign manager to plead the Fifth, lawyer says
Chris Christie's (R) former campaign manager will plead the Fifth Amendment when he is asked about his role in an apparent plot to create a traffic jam in Fort Lee, N.J., according to a filing from his lawyer. The campaign manager, Bill Stepien, was ...
Lawyer: Evidence Contradicts Christie on Closures
Gov. Chris Christie made inaccurate statements during a news conference about the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, according to a letter released Friday by a lawyer for a former Christie loyalist who ordered the closures and resigned ...
Updated: 'Evidence exists' Christie knew about GWB lane closures, Wildstein's ...
Updated: 'Evidence exists' Christie knew about GWB lane closures, Wildstein's ...
Lawyer for scandal figure: 'Evidence' disputes Christie on bridge lane closures
(CNN) -- A former top appointee of Chris Christie says there is evidence contradicting what the New Jersey governor has said publicly about the notorious George Washington Bridge traffic lane closures that have roiled the Republican's administration, ...
Artwork dedicated to Jordan Davis removed from outside family's lawyer's office
The artist known as Keith Haring's Ghost paints a work called "Jordan Lives" Wednesday in honor of Jordan Davis, a 17-year-old who was killed at a gas station during a dispute over loud music. Keith Haring was a New York City artist who died of aids in ...
Donald S. Engel, Persistent Contract Lawyer to the Stars, Dies at 84
Donald S. Engel, a lawyer who helped pop stars like Olivia Newton-John, Donna Summer and the Dixie Chicks wrest greater control of their careers from their record companies, died on Jan. 15 in Redwood City, Calif. He was 84. The cause was ...
Hundreds pay respects to Syracuse defense lawyer who collapsed and died in ...
Hundreds pay respects to Syracuse defense lawyer who collapsed and died in ...
Christie Linked to Knowledge of Shut Lanes
A lawyer for the former official, David Wildstein, wrote a letter describing the move to shut the lanes as “the Christie administration's order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the ...
Dealer's lawyer doubts prosecutors will pursue perjury or obstruction of ...
Dealer's lawyer doubts prosecutors will pursue perjury or obstruction of ...
Lawyer: Evidence contradicts Gov. Christie on closures
Chris Christie made inaccurate statements during a news conference about the lane closures near the George Washington Bridge, according to a letter released Friday by a lawyer for a former Christie loyalist who ordered the closures and resigned amid ...