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Former Gore campaign aide joins Bush recount lawyer on Rick Perry's legal team
That means Fabiani will be teaming up with a lawyer who represented George W. Bush in the 2000 Florida recount battle against Gore: Ben Ginsberg. "As we move forward to protect the Texas Constitution and the First Amendment rights of any governor, I am ...
House Hires Lawyer for Obama Lawsuit
"Only in John Boehner's world does it make sense to pay lawyers $500 per hour to work on a partisan lawsuit while refusing to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for hardworking Americans trying to feed their families." The next step will be filing the ...
E. Orange man admits giving drugs to a lawyer to smuggled into Essex County jail
NEWARK — An East Orange man pleaded guilty today to providing marijuana to an attorney so he could smuggle the drugs into the Essex County Jail earlier this year, New Jersey federal prosecutors say. Vladimir Sauzereseteo, 40, faces a maximum penalty ...
Outspoken Lawyer Herbert Shafer Dies at 93
"He won cases other lawyers wouldn't fool with," Bright said. "At five feet, zero inches, he was the meanest lawyer, pound for pound, in Georgia. He was also one of the most brilliant legal scholars in his area. … He was as good a Fourth Amendment ...
Gerald Lowther, lawyer and CoxHealth advocate, has died
He was a very good lawyer. He taught me a lot. He was very patient and taught a lot of good lawyers," he said. Debra Lowther said her husband had health issues but died "peacefully and in God's hands." She said he loved the Springfield and Branson ...
Lawyer Suspended for Using Client Money to Pay Support
A lawyer who paid his child-support bills with money from a client's personal injury settlement has been suspended by the state Supreme Court for a year and a day. The court adopted the recommendation Aug. 14 of its disciplinary board to suspend ...
Immigration lawyer helps detainees in New Mexico know their rights
A group of lawyers filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Friday, charging immigration officials with violating the due process rights of detainees held at a New Mexico detention center. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery talked Laura ...
Lawyer: No evidence tied to drunken driver's death
David Barajas, foreground, waits outside the courthouse during a break in his murder trial as his attorney Sam Cammack, left, talks with the media Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Angleton, Texas. Barajas is accused of fatally shooting Jose Banda in ...
Man charged in 10-year-old Orange boy's death wants new lawyer
An Orange County man charged with murder in the April 6 shooting death of a 10-year-old boy is not happy with his court-appointed lawyer. When Billy Joe Lee appeared in Orange County Circuit Court Monday, substitute Judge William Ledbetter Jr. noted ...
Lawyer disbarred for 3 decades in Greylord scandal wants law license back
An attorney convicted in Operation Greylord is trying to win back his law license, after nearly 30 years and a second career as a city contractor with reputed political connections. Alphonse Gonzales, now 62, would be the first lawyer disbarred as a ...
US murder suspect in Bali denied private legal consultations: lawyer
"Heather is innocent of the allegations." Bali police said there were no further developments in the investigation and that the suspects are not giving any statements, on advice of their American lawyers. Police appointed Indonesian lawyer Haposan ...
Anti-Piracy Lawyer Wants Domain Registrars to Silence Critics
A lawyer who described piracy settlement demands as "extortion" changed his mind in 2011 and began suing BitTorrent users. In an attempt to erase the past he's just sent DMCA notices to the domain registrars of two anti-troll websites. Sadly for him ...
Attorney: New audio reveals pause in gunfire when Michael Brown shot
(CNN) -- Could a newly released audio provide more clues on what led up to Michael Brown's shooting death? The FBI has questioned a man who says he recorded audio of gunfire at the time Brown was shot by Ferguson police on August 9, the man's ...
State seeks to disbar Torrington lawyer
TORRINGTON, Conn. (AP) — State officials want a Torrington lawyer disbarred for violating a ban on representing women. The state Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel asked a state judge earlier this month to disbar Ira Mayo, saying he violated a ...
Routine court appearance takes nearly 2 hours after Ron Meadow's lawyer rips ... - The Post-Standard
Routine court appearance takes nearly 2 hours after Ron Meadow's lawyer rips ...
Kalona lawyer accused of harassing juror
CORALVILLE — A Kalona attorney who was convicted of disorderly conduct earlier this year is accused of harassing a juror in that case. According to Coralville police criminal complaints, officers responded to an address in Coralville on June 25 for a ...
Donald C. Allen, lawyer
Donald C. Allen, a retired corporate lawyer who was a founder of the Baltimore law firm of Allen, Thiebolt and Alexander, died Thursday at his home in Jackson, Wyo., of pancreatic cancer. He was 82. The son of Donald E. Allen, a meat inspector, and ...
Senior Lawyer Unleashes 'Old School' Homophobic Rant, Hits 'Reply All'
But then again, bigoted statements that a senior lawyer sent out to all attorneys at a law firm come back all the way around to “incredibly stupid.” I guess what I'm trying to say is that this stupid, bigoted, dumbass, hate-filled, verbal feces ...
A Decent Lawyer Should Tell Liberals They're Damned Fools and Ought to Stop
"About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop." So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915. Today it ...
Becker & Poliakoff Lawyer Sends Anti-Gay Email Rant To All
Walter Kubitz, a senior lawyer in Becker's Manassas, Va., office, wrote Monday: "Today's reckless trashing of morality has been damaging on many fronts. For one, there has been a significant increase in sexually transmitted diseases over the past few ...
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He was suspended in April 2010 by the state Appellate Division as a lawyer "based upon his admission...that he is incapacitated from continuing to practice law." DePodwin had been under investigation from the Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial ...
Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional ...
Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of congressional ...
EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer can't represent both sides of gang feud
There's an old saying that any lawyer can take two sides, but a judge is putting the brakes on a former Hennepin County public defender's plan to represent both sides in a deadly gang feud in Minneapolis. Jason McGee is now in private practice, and he ...
Longtime Tennessee Civil Rights Lawyer Dies at 86
George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86. Barrett died Tuesday at a hospital, several partners of his Nashville ...
A non-lawyer on the Supreme Court?
Yoder grew up in Mebane and, like Totenberg, is a journalist who knows more about Supreme Court law than most lawyers. As a distinguished editorial writer and historian of American jurisprudence, he is the sort of non-lawyer who would be worthy of ...
Longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer dies at 86
FILE - Nashville attorney George Barrett appears at a news conference in this Wednesday, April 18, 2012 file photo taken in Nashville, Tenn. The longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's ...
IRS ethics lawyer facing possible disbarment, accused of lying
A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what she'd done with money from a settlement that was supposed to go to two medical ...
Armengau defiant as suspended lawyer gets 13 years in prison for sex crimes
Suspended lawyer Javier Armengau spoke defiantly yesterday for nearly an hour at his sentencing hearing in a Franklin County courtroom, attacking the jury's verdict in his sex-crimes trial. “The jury lost its way. They got it wrong,” he said at the ...
IRS lawyer: Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of ...
IRS lawyer: Lois Lerner's Blackberry deliberately destroyed after start of ...
Appreciation: George Barrett Loved Being A Lawyer
I struggled adjusting to life as student, often 12 years older than my classmates, and had an even tougher time each summer working as a lowly intern for some of the same lawyers I covered (and avidly prodded) for the Scene. But right from my very ...
Falmouth lawyer charged with child pornography
He is a member of the Maine Bar Association and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. Winger is a respected attorney in the field of labor and employment law and has represented clients in some high-profile cases. He represented Jordan Meats when the ...
Copyright Troll Lawyer Doesn't Seem To Understand Copyright Law
This story goes back several years, to a time when the lawyer in question was once heralded as an opponent of copyright trolls — those lawyers and businesses who threaten to sue alleged file-sharers and then make a nice profit when that threat results ...
Lawyer Can't Drop Case of Mom of Autistic Teen
A defense lawyer has been ordered to stay on the case of a Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter, despite a "total breakdown" in their relationship. Benzie County Judge James Batzer turned down a request by Heidi Hodek to stop ...
Pioneering Egyptian Civil Rights Lawyer Dies at 63
Ahmed Seif, one of Egypt's most prominent civil rights lawyer and campaigner, died Wednesday from complications following heart surgery. He was 63. Seif died in a Cairo hospital after spending nearly two weeks in an intensive care unit. He was one of ...
George Barrett, civil rights lawyer in Nashville, dies at 86
George Barrett, a Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, died Aug. 26 at a hospital in Nashville. He was 86. Partners of his Nashville-based law firm, Barrett ...
In Trial Lawyer, Perry Finds a Tenacious Advocate
A bright pink pocket square in his sports coat, the Houston lawyer appeared relaxed and jovial, rarely turning his attention from chatting with the governor, who projected equally good spirits. The only hint at the occasion — or the personality behind ...
Lawyer can't drop case of mom accused of trying to kill autistic teen
BEULAH – A defense lawyer has been ordered to stay on the case of a Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter, despite a “total breakdown” in their relationship. Benzie County Judge James Batzer turned down a request by Heidi Hodek ...
High court disbars Albuquerque lawyer
The high court, acting on recommendations by its Disciplinary Board, which investigates allegations against lawyers licensed by the state, disbarred Paul Livingston and authorized disciplinary counsel to take client files of his 25 to 30 open cases ...
Ex-Coast Guard officer allegedly posed as former military lawyer
An ex-petty officer in the Coast Guard pawned himself off as a former military lawyer and nearly fooled a Long Island judge — until he started rambling like Joe Pesci in “My Cousin Vinny,'' sources said Wednesday. “His awareness of courtroom decorum ...
Fairer ways to stop the lawyer brain drain
Lawyers love to argue. That said, almost all of us would agree that constitutional law is one of the most important subjects taught in law school and tested on the infamous bar exam. It may come as a surprise, then, that a policy drawn up by a group of ...
Lawyer defends landlord in Macon eatery eviction case
The lawyer for a landlord involved in a dispute with a Macon restaurant owner over building repairs has released a statement defending his client. Brent Marshall is the attorney for Dr. Javaid Sayeed, who owns the building at 2396 Ingleside Ave. where ...
Bali murder suspect Heather Mack appoints new lawyer
Heather Mack, 19, was scheduled to be questioned by police this week when she would be advised by a new lawyer, Haposan Sihombing, her current legal representative, told Reuters. “We received a letter from (Chicago-based attorney) Michael Elkin…to ...
Birmingham City Attorney named 2015 Lawyer of the Year
Birmingham City Attorney, Tim Currier has been named 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly ...
Tracy Morgan Is 'Having a Tough Time' Recovering from Crash Injuries, Says ...
Tracy Morgan Is 'Having a Tough Time' Recovering from Crash Injuries, Says ...
Lawyer: Indictment Likely In Death Of NYC Toddler While In Babysitter's Care
The indictment was announced just hours after Skeeter's lawyer, Michael Beatrice, said in court Thursday that she wouldn't testify before the grand jury. The murder charge is an upgrade from the manslaughter charge on which Skeeter was arrested ...
Pastor in Algiers shooting could have hard time justifying actions, lawyer says - The Times-Picayune
Pastor W.L.T. Littleton talks to his wife before being driven away by an investigator as New Orleans Police work the scene of a shooting outside the Greater Morning Star Baptist Church on Valette Street on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. (Michael DeMocker ...
Ahmed Seif al-Islam Hamad, Pioneering Rights Lawyer, Mourned by Egyptian ...
Ahmed Seif al-Islam Hamad, Pioneering Rights Lawyer, Mourned by Egyptian ...
Lawyer Seeks to Reinstate Suit Over Alleged Abuse Cover-Up at Yeshiva High
A lawyer for dozens of men who say they were sexually abused as high school students by rabbis at Yeshiva University High School for Boys in Manhattan asked a federal appeals court on Thursday to reinstate a lawsuit claiming that the school had covered ...
In a patent case, a lawyer misleads a judge - and is rebuked
At a critical point of trial, four days into a multi-million dollar case for his oil drilling client, Glenn A. Ballard Jr. ran smack-dab into a lawyer's version of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Ballard, then head of litigation for the global law ...
Hawthorne Residents Frustrated with Lawyer Neighbor
Hawthorne Residents Frustrated with Lawyer Neighbor. Published August 28th, 2014. Loading Video... Hawthorne, FL -- Some North Central Florida residents say they're fed up with a pesky neighbor. Two months after Hawthorne resident Harold Bynum ...