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Gitmo Lawyer: “The Torture Pervades Everything” - The Intercept
Richard Kammen, one of Nashiri's lawyers and a specialist in capital cases, told The Intercept that “the torture pervades everything.” He spoke to us about the Senate report and its impact on his client's defense. This interview has been edited for ...
St. Petersburg parking ordinance stands, but lawyer vows to fight again
ST. PETERSBURG — A lawyer crusading to overhaul the city's two-hour parking ordinance lost one case Friday afternoon but said he will be back to fight again soon. Related News/Archive. County judge declares St. Petersburg's parking ordinance ...
Former Bush lawyer: US did not consider cumulative effects of 'enhanced ...
Former Bush lawyer: US did not consider cumulative effects of 'enhanced ...
Feds: NY Lawyer Told of Ponzi Ruse in Suicide Note
Authorities in New York City say they have arrested a lawyer whose attempted suicide revealed a $5 million Ponzi scheme in which he tried to defraud dozens of investors. A criminal complaint Friday in federal court in Manhattan identifies the lawyer as ...
The man behind the political cash grab
Jason Torchinsky — a lawyer whose firm represents the RNC, but which sources say was not involved in negotiating the rider — was not surprised when told that Elias played a major role. “If the Democrats are doing something on campaign finance, Marc ...
New Haven lawyer says civil rights violated in 2012 arrest
New Haven lawyer says civil rights violated in 2012 arrest. File - Sung-Ho Hwang, an attorney in New Haven, is shown in this 2012 photo. (Mara Lavitt — New Haven Register). By Evan Lips, New Haven Register. Posted: 12/12/14, 10:15 PM EST | Updated: ...
Democratic Lawyer Crafted Deal That Would Obliterate Campaign Contribution ...
Democratic Lawyer Crafted Deal That Would Obliterate Campaign Contribution ...
Pirate Bay Holdout Still Holds 40 “Illegal Sites”, Lawyer Says
The anti-piracy outfit behind the raid of The Pirate Bay says that dozens of "illegal services" are still operating in the same data center. Lawyer Henrik Ponten of Rights Alliance informs TorrentFreak that a major torrent site, a large streaming ...
A Former Guantanamo Bay Lawyer Reacts To Senate 'Torture' Report
A Former Guantanamo Bay Lawyer Reacts To Senate 'Torture' Report. December 13, 2014 5:17 PM ET. Listen to the Story. All Things Considered. 3 min 53 sec. Playlist; Download. Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Couch went to Guantanamo Bay to prosecute war ...
Need a Doctor? This Anti-Poverty Program Will Get You a Lawyer, Too
The programs station lawyers inside of hospitals and medical clinics to provide legal assistance to patients whose health issues stem from conditions of poverty like poor housing, or whose illness precipitates a decline into poverty, as was the case ...
Questions raised about lawyer in dispute over Scaife estate
A court filing Friday in a dispute over the estate of late Tribune-Review owner Dick Scaife raises questions about the activities of one of the lawyers. Attorney Charles Avalli, who represents Scaife's daughter, once advised that administrators of a ...
Lawyer's $5 million Ponzi scheme uncovered in suicide note
Charles Bennett jumped into the Hudson River on Nov. 3, but was rescued by a NYPD SCUBA diver and taken to a hospital. Less fortunately for Bennett, he'd left behind a 16-page note in a West Side hotel that was recovered by cops. It was titled, “A Sad ...
Lawyer threatens to reveal mayor's corruption
On his twitter account, Lawyer Turgut Yenilmez addressed harsh criticism against the İstanbul's Fatih District Mayor Mustafa Demir. Yenilmez argued that he prevented the publication of news which could come with headline: “Ministers had stolen with ...
Lawyer: Justice wants asset oversight
LUMBERTON — The attorney representing the Robeson County Sheriff's Office in its efforts to get reinstated into the U.S. Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture Program is no longer optimistic that day is coming soon — and is offering a new theory ...
In Egypt, a lawyer wages a lonely struggle defending jailed revolutionaries
In this Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 photo, Egyptian lawyer Ragia Omran speaks on her mobile phone after a trial session of activists facing charges on organizing unauthorized protests, at a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. Each time a group of activists is ...
SD lawyer works to let undocumented youth stay
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls immigration lawyer is working to help 52 unaccompanied children apply to stay in the country after they entered without documentation. Taneeza Islam wants the children who are taking refuge in South Dakota to be ...
260 China rights lawyers protest detention of fellow lawyer
[JURIST] Two hundred sixty Chinese lawyers signed an open letter condemning police action in the northeastern province of Jilin where a lawyer was detained after invoking the constitutional rights of free speech and religion in court. The lawyer, Zhang ...
Media Dig Up Tiny Scott Walker Gaffe: Wished Jewish Lawyer 'Molotov,' Not ...
Media Dig Up Tiny Scott Walker Gaffe: Wished Jewish Lawyer 'Molotov,' Not ...
Here's Sony Lawyer's Letter Telling Publishers to Stop Publishing Leaks
On Sunday, a three-page letter from Sony's attorney, high-profile lawyer David Boies, was sent to media organizations including Re/code, demanding that organizations which have obtained the leaked information avoid publishing any more material from the ...
Sony Lawyer Letter Says News Sites Should Delete 'Stolen' Data
Sony attorneys have sent a letter to news organizations demanding they delete any information they have been given from that taken from the company in a devastating cyber attack last month. Deadline's parent company, PMC, was one of the news ...
South Dakota lawyer works to let undocumented youth stay
"To do those applications without a lawyer is difficult, and these are minors who don't speak English and have minimal education," Islam said. "So there are a lot of barriers for these minors who seek relief on their own." Although the state isn't able ...
Lawyer Allegedly Caught During Sexual Encounter With Jailed Inmate Fires Back
STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) – A local lawyer is banned from visiting her clients in jail after she was allegedly caught engaging in a sexual act with an inmate. They are scandalous allegations about what happened inside a Stanislaus County jail, but the ...
Wiretapped lawyer: DA knows he didn't bribe witness
CARMEL – A lawyer charged with bribing an alleged sex-assault victim so she wouldn't testify against his client says he legally offered to pay her for information to show that police and prosecutors urged her to fabricate a story. George Galgano ...
Del native, civil rights lawyer on access to justice
Society's challenge should be to resist reducing people to the worst thing they've done, said Bryan Stevenson, a Delaware native and noted civil rights attorney. Anything else creates an atmosphere were people ignore what's driving urban problems, ...
Union gave NFL too much power, hurts Adrian Peterson's case, sports lawyer says
Adrian Peterson's lawsuit against the NFL over his season-long suspension was filed in federal court Monday morning. However, it's likely a futile move by the Vikings running back, says a prominent sports lawyer and former agent, because the courts are ...
Springfield lawyer urges judge to disregard $20000 in cocaine seized in car ...
Springfield lawyer urges judge to disregard $20000 in cocaine seized in car ...
Apple lawyer sums up iPod antitrust trial: 'This is all made up'
A two-week-long legal battle over the meteoric rise of the iPod and iTunes music store heads to a close here Monday after lawyers presented closing arguments in a class action antitrust case. Plaintiffs, who spoke to the jury first, are resting the ...
Lawyer: Mount Vernon Mayor Ernie Davis should quit
In a letter to Mount Vernon officials, Yonkers attorney Michael Khader said Davis "became ineligible to serve" under the city charter after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges and that city lawyers have "willfully ignored" numerous requests to ...
Undocumented kids deserve hope, and a lawyer
And having a lawyer is critical. An analysis by Syracuse University found that of 400 children represented by an attorney in Miami's immigration court, none was ordered to leave the country. By contrast, at least 114 of the 1,218 children without an ...
Lawyer accused of pocketing the money he won for clients
The lawyer stole the cash he won on behalf of his mostly elderly, low-income clients between 2008 and 2014 by transferring the windfalls into his personal accounts, authorities charged in a 21-count indictment. The crooked lawyer then lied to 16 of his ...
Lawyer for Davis seeks probation, home confinement
The lawyer for embattled activist Robert Davis is asking a federal judge to sentence the longtime Highland Park school board member to home confinement with probation instead of jail for stealing district money and filing a false tax return. In a court ...
Lawyer: Witnesses support Cosby sex abuse lawsuit
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, actor-comedian Bill Cosby poses for a portrait in New York. A lawyer for Judith Huth who is suing Cosby alleging the comedian sexually abused her when she was 15 years old says he has interviewed two witnesses ...
Lawyer: Free speech at stake in anti-Muslim film
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2012 file photo, actress Cindy Lee Garcia speaks with the Associated Press in New York about her role in the controversial film, "Innocence of Muslims." A federal appeals court is reconsidering a decision to order YouTube to ...
Lawyer Raises Death Toll to 42 in Faulty GM Vehicles
The lawyer overseeing the program to compensate victims of General Motors' defective ignition switch has declared 42 death claims eligible for payment, bringing the number of deaths linked to the problem to more than triple the automaker's original ...
Lawyer: Free Speech at Stake in Anti-Muslim Film
A low-budget anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East and death threats to the actors involved was compared with the likes of "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings" in a federal appeals court Monday. A lawyer for Google argued that if a ...
Lawyer for Cosby accuser says 2 witnesses corroborate her allegations of ...
Lawyer for Cosby accuser says 2 witnesses corroborate her allegations of ...
Fresno County assessor Dictos may hire lawyer after supervisors decline $2 ...
Fresno County assessor Dictos may hire lawyer after supervisors decline $2 ...
Lawyer: Witnesses back Bill Cosby sex abuse suit
A lawyer for a woman who says Bill Cosby sexually abused her when she was 15 stated in a recent court filing that he has interviewed two witnesses who corroborate her story. Attorney Marc Strecker wrote in a sworn declaration filed in Los Angeles ...
Lawyer wants Roman Polanski case closed for good
According to the New York Times, celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz filed a motion in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday requesting permission to represent Polanski in California. In the same filing, Dershowitz reportedly requested a hearing to ...
FIFA Dismisses US Lawyer's Appeal On Handling Of World Cup Report
FIFA, soccer's governing body, said an appeal by an American lawyer who spent two years investigating allegations of corruption in the bidding process for the World Cup is inadmissible. Michael Garcia's appeal was made last month after German judge ...
Need a Lawyer? Sell Everything
In 1963, the Supreme Court declared that states are obligated to provide a lawyer to anyone accused of a crime who cannot afford one. In Gideon v. Wainwright, the Court made clear that a lawyer is essential to ensure justice is served and liberty is ...
“Faux lawyer” practices law for 15 years
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A “faux lawyer” practiced law in Erie County for 15 years, according to Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita. Dennis McGrath, of Hamburg, pleaded guilty in county court Tuesday. McGrath, 57, is not admitted to practice law ...
What It's Like To Be A Solo In-House Lawyer (Part 2)
Moonlighting logo In my last Moonlighting post, we checked with a group of solo in-house lawyers to find out about how they got their jobs, what they spend time on, their toughest challenges, and what some of the best things are about being the one and ...
Divorce lawyer as peacemaker? Baraboo attorney embraces collaborative ...
Divorce lawyer as peacemaker? Baraboo attorney embraces collaborative ...
Former Gretna councilman Jonathan Bolar's lawyer said he wanted Bolar to cut ...
Former Gretna councilman Jonathan Bolar's lawyer said he wanted Bolar to cut ...
Fake lawyer for indigent admits to misrepresentation, grand larceny
For more than 15 years, Dennis M. McGrath worked as an attorney, handling legal cases for private clients throughout Erie County. For 13 years, he also represented poor people who could not afford a lawyer, under the assigned-counsel program financed ...
SF business lawyer confirmed as federal judge
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Obama's nomination of Haywood Gilliam, a San Francisco business lawyer and former federal prosecutor, to become a federal judge. Gilliam, 45, a graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School, was an ...
Court: Lawyer can seek pay from Dearborn in FOIA fight
An attorney who sought video surveillance from two businesses through the city of Dearborn in a misdemeanor case can seek compensation for the costs associated with his fight, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. Attorney James Amberg had ...
Indefinite suspension recommended for lawyer convicted on child porn charges
While he was a licensed lawyer, authorities said he never practiced law in Ohio. The Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline recommended an indefinite suspension for Grossman in a filing with the Ohio Supreme Court on Monday. Grossman ...
Prominent Philadelphia lawyer to defend alleged shooter in Boise murders
Fellow Philadelphia attorney Jake Griffin called McMahon aggressive and a "fire-and-brimstone" kind of lawyer who can "try a case tomorrow in a corner if he had to," the Allentown newspaper reported. Last year, McMahon defended Dr. Kermit Gosnell, ...