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Chinese rights lawyer detained in latest clampdown
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have detained a well-known rights lawyer in an apparent bid to deter activists from marking the upcoming 25th anniversary of a brutal military suppression of pro-democracy protesters. Pu Zhiqiang was criminally ...
China Detains Rights Lawyer
BEIJING—Chinese authorities have detained a prominent rights lawyer on charges of creating a disturbance, according to lawyers and his family, in a sign of increased government scrutiny of activists ahead of the 25th anniversary of the crackdown on ...
Chinese Rights Lawyer Charged with 'Creating a Disturbance'
Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown, Chinese authorities have detained a prominent rights lawyer on charges of creating a disturbance, according to his family. As the WSJ's Josh Chin reports: Pu Zhiqiang was ...
China Detains Rights Lawyer Ahead of 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Crackdown
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Tuesday detained a prominent human rights lawyer on a charge of "causing a disturbance", two lawyers said, after he attended a weekend meeting that urged a probe of the bloody suppression of pro-democracy protests in ...
Lawyer: Brooklyn prosecutors seek to void 3 murder convictions tied to ex ...
Lawyer: Brooklyn prosecutors seek to void 3 murder convictions tied to ex ...
Bryan Singer seen in old photos with sex abuse accuser: lawyer
117 is seen in photos hanging out with Bryan Singer shortly before a sexual assault, the victim's lawyer said Monday. According to a lawsuit filed Saturday in federal court, Singer offered the teen — now 25 — a Quaalude and alcohol before he and ...
Lawyer: Woman Who Drove Into Ocean Had Disorder
Attorneys say a mental disorder kept a pregnant South Carolina woman from knowing the difference between right and wrong at the time she's accused of driving her minivan into the Atlantic Ocean with her children inside. Defense attorneys for 32-year ...
Gun-Control Push Gains in Trenton; Donald Sterling Goes Lawyer Shopping
Rights of accused: Two lawyers with Kaiser Law Firm PLLC, a firm that's defended college students in campus disciplinary proceedings, contend that the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault is “disregarding the rights of the ...
Oscar Pistorius menaces Steenkamp friend, lawyer claims
Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) -- Oscar Pistorius spoke to a friend of Reeva Steenkamp's in a "very sinister tone" Tuesday, asking her: "How can you sleep at night?" the friend's lawyer said. Kim Myers found the "unwelcome approach ... extremely ...
Ariel Castro Loved Daughter, Wanted to Get Caught, Lawyer Says
Ariel Castro's desire for his young daughter to live a normal life ate at him so much that he eventually eased up on the three women he held captive for a decade, hoping they and the girl would escape his house of horrors, his attorney said. But he ...
Shocking Testimony! Literally — Lawyer Administers 750-Volt Shock To Witness
The Los Angeles-based lawyer was admitted pro hac vice in Utah for Gunn Hill Dairy v. Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, a case dealing with shocking cattle. While taking the testimony of one Dr. Meliopoulos, who knows a thing or two about ...
New Twist in Hollywood Sex-Abuse Scandal
The lawyer has tried to remember more, but cannot. Herman, 54, is mulling my question about whether he has been sexually abused. He doesn't know for sure, he says. If he sees a child held in such a way now, it gives him “an icky feeling.” But there are ...
Correction: Posthumous Lawyer Application story
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a story May 5 about California law students seeking a posthumous law license for a prominent 19th Century Chinese figure, The Associated Press erroneously reported the middle name of the Chinese lawyer denied a license to ...
Cease and desist: Challenger's lawyer demands Rose Cannaday retract mailers ...
Cease and desist: Challenger's lawyer demands Rose Cannaday retract mailers ...
Ariel Castro Deliberately Left Doors Unlocked, Lawyer Claims, Hoped Women ...
Ariel Castro Deliberately Left Doors Unlocked, Lawyer Claims, Hoped Women ...
Lawyer: Teen Slain in Montana Was 'Garage Hopping'
The attorney for a Montana man charged in the death of a 17-year-old German exchange student says the teen and a companion had broken into homeowners' garages three of four times before the shooting. Paul Ryan represents Markus Kaarma, who is ...
Kelly's lawyer strikes back; 2 ex-prosecutors cite potential jeopardy
The lawyer for Bridget Kelly is denying allegations made at a hearing today that the former aide to Governor Christie told a subordinate to delete an email referring to the closure of George Washington Bridge access lanes. “We're saying we did not tell ...
Lawyer Seeks 2nd Autopsy After Botched Execution
An attorney for the Oklahoma inmate who died after a botched execution last week says he is seeking a second independent autopsy. Attorney David Autry said Tuesday he has requested another autopsy be conducted on Clayton Lockett, whose body was ...
JCPS recommends firing ex-PRP principal, lawyer says
JCPS recommends firing ex-PRP principal, lawyer says. No official termination letter has been received. Loading… Post to Facebook. JCPS recommends firing ex-PRP principal, lawyer says on courier-journal.com: (link) 1q7rkfk. Incorrect please ...
Accused Double Murderer Lashes Out At Lawyer In Court
On Tuesday, Herard took his lawyer to task, pounding his fist, swearing and yelling about his representation. The judge threatened to have him forcibly restrained. Herard is on trial for at the Broward courthouse, accused of committing a string of ...
This Lawyer Enabled the Extrajudicial Killing of an American
When Barack Obama ordered the secret assassination of an American citizen without due process, he relied on legal cover provided by a lawyer in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel. Now that lawyer, David Barron, has been nominated to serve ...
The US lawyer bubble has conclusively popped
Law schools aren't just facing a momentary downturn. The industry has to deal with the fact that the world simply needs far fewer lawyers. Technology, a shift to flat-fee contracts from billing for time, and globalization have shifted the salary and ...
'The Psychic Lawyer': Probably Not A Psychic. Is He Even A Lawyer?
Ever wonder what that kid from the Sixth Sense would have been when he grew up? Seeing dead people could really get in the way of most careers. It turns out we have the perfect career for him: lawyer. It's probably time for a sequel. Because there's a ...
Seattle lawyer pleads guilty to rape, burglary charges
SEATTLE - A Seattle lawyer accused of raping women at massage offices is facing up to 25 years in prison after agreeing to a plea deal. Danford Grant pleaded guilty to five charges, including rape and burglary, Wednesday morning in King County Superior ...
4 charges dropped at start of lawyer's rape trial
SEATTLE -- King County prosecutors have dropped four charges against a Seattle lawyer accused of raping women at massage offices, just as his trial is getting under way. Danford Grant had been accused of raping or trying to rape five women, but charges ...
A California lawyer is being sanctioned for inflicting an electric shock on a ...
A California lawyer is being sanctioned for inflicting an electric shock on a ...
Lawyer of Pakistani Accused of Blasphemy Killed
Gunmen in Pakistan killed the lawyer of a man accused of insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad Wednesday night, police said. Senior police officer Mahmoodul Hassan said the lawyer, Rashid Rehman, was sitting in his office in the central city of Multan ...
Man accused of kidnapping, threatening, estranged wife in Springfield wants ...
Man accused of kidnapping, threatening, estranged wife in Springfield wants ...
CPS workers suing? C'mon. Abused kids should lawyer up
Bring on the lawyers! The five child-welfare workers who were fired for their role in setting aside reports of child abuse to be "not investigated" say they might sue. You know, wrongful termination. After all, why should they be the scapegoats for a ...
The Lawyer Behind the Drone Policy
When the White House nominated David Barron to be a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, based in Boston, it expected the usual Republican opposition. Mr. Barron, a Harvard law professor, is known as a liberal who was ...
US Chamber of Commerce Takes Aim at GOP Lawyers
Americans don't think lawyers are particularly trustworthy, and just about everyone knows a good lawyer joke. But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has taken a notably vocal stance against Republican personal-injury lawyers this year, investing in TV ads ...
Boston Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers say FBI violated his rights
FBI agents violated the rights of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by continuously questioning him while he lay in pain in a hospital bed, even after he had asked for a lawyer 10 times and authorities had determined there were no other ...
Influential lawyer Cecil Branstetter dies at age 93
Cecil Branstetter, a lawyer who represented downtrodden clients, took up unpopular causes and helped create Metro Nashville's form of government, died Wednesday. He was 93. Mr. Branstetter was a member of the commission that wrote Metro's charter in ...
Fired CPS workers are 'scapegoats.' lawyer says
2014-05-08T00:00:00Z Fired CPS workers are 'scapegoats.' lawyer saysBy Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Arizona Daily Star. 7 hours ago • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services · Loading… PHOENIX — The attorney for five workers fired from ...
Gunmen kill Pakistan lawyer defending blasphemy case
Wednesday's killing of Rashid Rehman in the southern city Multan of was the first time a lawyer has been killed for taking on a blasphemy case, police said. Rehman had been representing Junaid Hafeez, a lecturer in English accused by hardline student ...
Marathon bombing suspect wants statements made at hospital without lawyer to ...
Marathon bombing suspect wants statements made at hospital without lawyer to ...
Bryan Singer's Lawyer Blasts Accusers' Attorney
Bryan Singer's lawyer, Marty Singer (no relation) condemned his accusers' attorney, Jeff Herman, on Wednesday as a liar and publicity hound driven by avarice, demanding in a letter obtained by The Hollywood Reporter that he dismiss and not refile ...
Bryan Singer's Lawyer Vows to Sue Accuser's Lawyer: You're a Fame Whore!
The lawyer repping the 2 clients who have accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexual molestation is a disgraced, shameless fame whore who is concocting phony lawsuits so he can get in the movies ... so claims Singer's lawyer. Legal pit bull Marty ...
Plaintiff Lawyer Offers Inside Look At `Institutionalized Fraud' At Asbestos ...
Plaintiff Lawyer Offers Inside Look At `Institutionalized Fraud' At Asbestos ...
Corporate whistleblowers
What lawyers can and can't reveal, and whether they can be paid for it, will have to be decided by federal courts. Those who see attorney-client privilege as sacrosanct took heart from a recent case involving allegations of kickbacks at Quest ...
'Lawyer of Pakistani accused of blasphemy killed'
Gunmen in Pakistan killed the lawyer of a man accused of insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad Wednesday night, police said…. Rehman was representing a university professor who is currently facing trial on blasphemy charges, [senior police officer ...
WV Top Lawyer Sues School Officials Over Sex Claim
West Virginia's attorney general says local school officials brushed aside allegations that two middle school boys sexually abused female classmates, and he claims the officials interfered with a state police investigation of the incidents in Mingo ...
Shelly Sterling has right to own Clippers, lawyer says
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will fight to retain her 50 percent ownership stake in the team, her lawyer said Thursday, adding an unwanted twist to the NBA's plan to force new ownership on the ...
Congratulations, Mr. Director General. Now, Lawyer Up.
The move comes less than two months after one of the agency's deputy director generals, James Pooley, a former Silicon Valley lawyer who serves as the organization's top American official, filed a complaint accusing Gurry of engaging in multiple acts ...
Putnam lawyer who helped nab Leibell loses license
Former Putnam County Attorney Carl Lodes, who wore a wire to help convict former Sen. Vincent Leibell on federal corruption charges, has been suspended from practicing law for three years in connection with the kickback scheme. After holding a hearing, ...
Putnam County lawyer who helped nab Leibell loses license
Former Putnam County Attorney Carl Lodes, who wore a wire to help convict former Sen. Vincent Leibell on federal corruption charges, has been suspended from practicing law for three years in connection with the kickback scheme. After holding a hearing, ...
Lawyer returns to in-house life after short Duane Morris stint
When leaving a law firm position to become an in-house corporate lawyer, the lifestyle change makes it hard to ever go back to the grind of billable hours and partner profits. Take the case of John Ryan. York, Pa.'s Unilife Corp., a developer and ...
Can a Lawyer Really Beat Your Traffic Ticket?
A certain breed of lawyer is known for chasing police cruisers and ambulances to car crash scenes, intending to represent the victims and score wins in a potentially profitable personal injury cases. The same entrepreneurial spirit thrives at the ...
Lawyer's Larger Than Life Window Cut-Out Pisses Off City, 'Intimidates' Residents
Matt McEntee, a resident of Bangor, Maine, commenting on the “imposing” signage — a life-size cut-out advertising the legal services of Stephen C. Smith — that stands “glowering” over the downtown area. After receiving several complaints about the ...
Chinese Netizens Speak Out For Arrested Rights Lawyer
On Sunday, May 3, lawyer Pu Zhiqiang and 14 other activists, scholars, and writers gathered for a seminar on the pro-democracy protests of 1989, one month before the 25th anniversary of the June 4th military crackdown. By waiting until Tuesday to ...