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The Right to Pay for Your Own Lawyer
As a result, Luis can't afford to pay a lawyer to defend her at trial. Last year in Kaley v. United States (another case where Cato filed a brief), the Supreme Court ruled that there is no Sixth Amendment right to hire counsel with “tainted” money (and ...
Guinea's Ex-Junta Leader Blocked From Returning, Lawyer Says
Guinea's ex-junta leader was blocked from returning to the country, his lawyer said Wednesday. Moussa "Dadis" Camara's plane was diverted to Ghana, lawyer Jean Baptiste Haba said. Camara was to make a connection in Ivory Coast, but Ivorian officials ...
Rights lawyer on house arrest in Italy accused of aiding 'terrorist group'
Algerian human rights lawyer Rachid Mesli remains under house arrest in Aosta, Italy, following a hearing at a court in Turin on Tuesday. Mesli, a political refugee who has lived in Switzerland since 2000, was detained Aug. 19 at the Swiss-Italian ...
Lawyer recuses from representing Arkansas Treasurer
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A lawyer representing Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan in a potential ethics complaint investigation has recused himself, citing a conflict of interest. Benton attorney Jonathan Camp confirmed in an email that he is no longer ...
Old Lady Lawyer: When Network Was Not A Verb
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer Ed. note: It's not the battle of the sexes, but the battle of the ages, between the graying of the legal profession and those lawyers not yet eligible for Medicare or even an AARP ...
Former teacher's lawyer says Busby is innocent
The former Faith Academy teacher has a lawyer now. Attorney Christine Hernandez said Busby will receive a bond, but it won't be before her court hearing Thursday. Sheriff's officials told Fox10 News Tuesday that an order on the jail log to hold Busby ...
'Texas Lawyer' honors two Fort Worth legal legends
Two Fort Worth attorneys will each receive a Texas Lawyer 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes lawyers who have made a mark on the legal profession in the state. Attorneys Dee J. Kelly and L. Clifford Davis are among recipients named by ...
A Lawyer's Search for Love on Reality TV
Michael Garofola attends ABC's "The Bachelor" season 19 premiere on Jan. 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Paul Archuleta/Getty Images. Lawyers tend to neglect the details of their private lives, or at least keep them hidden from view. They like to ...
Ex-Willkie partner's lawyer: Blame husband for false billing scheme
After Feliz's deal was announced, her defense lawyer, Steven Sadow of Schulten Ward & Turner, issued a very unusual statement, asserting that whatever Ravelo did, it was to appease Feliz. “Ms. Ravelo acted as Feliz coercively demanded – not freely, ...
Lawyer: Feds spent lavishly wining and dining 'Shrimp Boy' Chow
Federal agents spent over $1 million in their investigation of alleged racketeering by an organization in San Francisco's Chinatown, much of it plying their suspects with food and drink at fancy hotels and restaurants, a defense lawyer said in a court ...
Rare Case of Lawyer Accused of Coaching Witnesses Near Close
The question of how far lawyers can go in providing clients the strongest possible defense underlies a rare trial coming to a close in Chicago in which federal prosecutors accuse an attorney of coaching defendants and witnesses to outright lie. Beau ...
Christian Lawyer Taken Away in China Region Removing Crosses
A well-known Chinese Christian lawyer had been out of contact for almost two days after being taken away by government workers in an eastern province where local authorities are under a deadline to remove the Christian symbol, the cross, from church ...
Lawyer for campus cop who fatally shot driver wants his murder trial moved out ...
Lawyer for campus cop who fatally shot driver wants his murder trial moved out ...
Lawyer Wants Cincinnati Campus Cop's Murder Trial Moved
An attorney for a University of Cincinnati policeman who fatally shot a driver he stopped over a missing front license plate is asking the court to move the officer's murder trial elsewhere. The change-of-venue request filed Wednesday argues that Ray ...
Federal judge plans to ban Utica lawyer from filing lawsuits
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A Utica lawyer should be barred from suing anyone in the federal courts in Upstate New York because of his history of abusing the judicial process, a judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe issued a ruling this week saying he ...
Lawyer Cubicles Are Coming to New York
Some smaller firms have experimented with open floor plans. In 2012, California firm Best Best & Krieger LLP tried creating more flexible work space for 15-lawyer offices in Irvine and Ontario, Calif. At first, says Jamie Zamoff, the firm's chief ...
Derrick Rose Gang Rape Allegations Are 'Completely False,' Says Lawyer
The plaintiff expressed no complaints about Mr. Rose until various lawyers began to surface and demand that the plaintiff be paid millions of dollars. This is the third lawyer the plaintiff has retained in this matter. Two years have passed since Mr ...
Paxton pleads not guilty; has until Sept. 3 to hire lawyer
The Collin County judge granted a motion made by Paxton's attorney, Joe Kendall, to withdraw from the case, and gave the attorney general until September 3 to officially hire a lawyer. Kendall also asked the judge to keep the case in Collin County and ...
ACLU says Utah is failing you on your right to a lawyer
At a news conference Tuesday, the civil rights legal group said there is no state control over who provides criminal defense attorneys to people who can't afford a lawyer. You have a constitutional right to an attorney, but the ACLU claims that public ...
Feds: Ambitious lawyer became 'patient zero' in perjury scheme
“The providers of these essential services are completely dependent upon the funding of the State in order to remain in operation,” Equip for Equality lawyers wrote. “If the State does not timely make the payments required by federal law and the orders ...
Paxton Pleads Not Guilty; Lawyer Quits Case
FORT WORTH — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's first courtroom appearance as a criminal defendant was a 30-minute affair in which Paxton's lead lawyer quit for unspecified reasons, the attorney general requested that no cameras be allowed at his ...
Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie awaits fate
As Beau Brindley's federal trial drew to a close Thursday — and before a judge began considering a verdict — a prosecutor accused the lawyer of distorting justice in at least six criminal cases. "The lies were like a virus that spread from case to ...
Agent Cleared Over 2010 Florida Shooting Inquiry, but Lawyer Lashes Out
“Mr. Cervone's letter insinuates that Agent Rodgers was an equal participant in delaying the investigation,” when in fact, Mr. Sheppard said, it was Sheriff Shoar and Mr. Banks's lawyer who tried to delay the review in an effort to “coerce Agent ...
Former Franchisee Alerted Subway About Fogle, Lawyer Says
A former franchisee alerted a Subway advertising executive in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer. Cindy Mills exchanged phone numbers with Fogle after they met at an event, said Robert Beasley, a lawyer in ...
Judge: Permanently disbar 3 lawyers involved in DUI setup
Three lawyers who orchestrated the DUI arrest of an adversary should receive a professional death sentence - permanent disbarment, a judge recommended Thursday. “This malicious tampering with another person's personal life and career was not only ...
Lawyer Who Represented Churches in China Is Missing
HONG KONG — A lawyer who energetically represented Christian churches whose crosses were torn down by the Chinese government has disappeared, probably into police custody, a colleague and supporters said on Friday. The lawyer, Zhang Kai, ...
Hillary Clinton's lawyer had 'top secret' clearance
The letter adds more detail to public knowledge about the clearances for Clinton's lawyers, but it is unlikely to silence complaints from Clinton's critics about mishandled classified information. Clearances, especially Top Secret ones, are normally ...
Unusual Sanctions for Jones Day Lawyer Rejected
As a result, “the ruling is a technical victory for the firm and the lawyer. The circuit concluded that the sanction could not stand because the defense lawyer had not been given fair notice of the unusual (and rather serious) sanction the judge ...
Lawyer: Former franchisee alerted Subway ad executive about Jared Fogle concerns
Cindy Mills exchanged phone numbers with Fogle after they met at an event, said Robert Beasley, a lawyer in Florida who represents Mills. After Fogle began talking about paying for sex with minors, the lawyer said Mills alerted a regional Subway ...
Baylor rape victim hires same lawyer representing Jameis Winston's accuser
The former Baylor soccer player who was sexually assaulted by former football player Sam Ukwuachu has hired Title IX attorney John Clune to “investigate a number of issues surrounding the case,” according to the Dallas Morning News. Clune is the same ...
Leading Questions: New Orleans Lawyer William Hines Reflects on Katrina
On the day Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, New Orleans lawyer William Hines decided to stay in his home with his 21-year-old son. Right after the storm passed, the sun came out and things seemed fine, Mr. Hines recalled. He and his son were grilling ...
Immigration lawyer sued for fraud
A Kentucky immigration lawyer has been accused of allegedly taking fees from possibly hundreds of clients to block their deportation, knowing they were not eligible to stay in the United States. The claims come in a lawsuit filed in federal court that ...
Baylor victim hires Title IX lawyer from Florida State case
The woman who accused former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu of raping her in 2013 has hired a law firm experienced in Title IX litigation to represent her in potential civil litigation. The woman, a former Baylor soccer player, hired John Clune and ...
Paxton Pleads Not Guilty; Lawyer Quits Case
FORT WORTH — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's first courtroom appearance as a criminal defendant was a 30-minute affair in which Paxton's lead lawyer quit for unspecified reasons, the attorney general requested that no cameras be allowed at his ...
GAB lawyer says prosecutor lied by saying Walker not a John Doe target
The Wall Street Journal editorial board reported this week it had reviewed emails that are under court seal that reveal criticisms made in 2013 and 2014 by Shane Falk, who was then a lawyer for the state Government Accountability Board. That agency ...
Family hires George Zimmerman's lawyer after officer shoots patient at St ...
Family hires George Zimmerman's lawyer after officer shoots patient at St ...
Lawyer 'Dispels the Myths' About What Pastors Are Really Banned From Doing at ...
Lawyer 'Dispels the Myths' About What Pastors Are Really Banned From Doing at ...
Arizona: Lawyer Paid to End Suit Against Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security has reached a settlement with the top lawyer in the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in Arizona, who sued the department in 2014 claiming discrimination. The lawyer, Patricia M. Vroom, said she was ...
Lawyer for drug company: No proof Actos causes bladder cancer
A video screen image of Maurice Iorio, who died from bladder cancer complications in November 2013, is seen while attorney Robert Eglet speaks during opening statements in the trial involving the diabetes drug Actos on Thursday, Aug. 27,2015 at the ...
Colonies lawyer challenges charge, evidence in corruption case
The lead defense attorney in the ongoing colonies Corruption case is seeking dismissal of one of the few remaining charges against his client, a prominent local developer. In a motion filed Friday afternoon, attorney Stephen Larson argues that ...
Lawyer: Tony Stewart's Response to Lawsuit 'Appalling'
A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling." Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last ...
Ex-Lawyer Accused of Hypnotizing Women Charged in Ohio
A former Cleveland-area attorney accused of hypnotizing women for his sexual pleasure has been charged with kidnapping, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition following an investigation that began last fall. Michael Fine was taken into custody ...
Kevin Ward Jr. family lawyer dismisses Tony Stewart's claim
The attorney for Kevin Ward Jr.'s family Saturday dismissed Tony Stewart's response to the wrongful death civil lawsuit brought by Ward's parents earlier this month. “Stewart and his lawyers should have watched the videos and listened to the audio ...
Ex-lawyer accused of hypnotizing women charged in Ohio
TOLEDO, Ohio (August 29, 2015) — The lawyer for a former Ohio attorney accused of hypnotizing female clients for his sexual gratification says he's surprised by some of the charges against his client. Sheriff's records say Michael Fine was taken into ...
Lawyer for Kevin Ward's family: Tony Stewart's response 'appalling'
A lawyer for a race car driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are "appalling." Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last ...
Cop, lawyer collaborate on 'black man's survival guide' for police encounters
Hamilton Police Officer Adrian O. Jackson once gave his best friend, Eric C. Broyles, then a law student at the University of Cincinnati, advice on how to deal with a police stop. Years later, that advice has become the basis for their book ...
Chinese lawyer advocating for Christians amid cross takedowns arrested
Christian lawyer Zhang Kai was reported to have been arrested and has been out of contact since, following his advocacy and efforts for Christian churches resisting government order to take down crosses from their church roofs. According to his friend ...
KC lawyer reveals the untold story of the Kansans who guarded President Lincoln
In 2007, Overland Park lawyer James Muehlberger found something nobody else was looking for. While taking a sabbatical from his law firm, he spent several days in the Daviess County, Mo., Courthouse searching for the largely handwritten case filings of ...
The AP describes renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as the “wife of an ...
The AP describes renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as the “wife of an ...
Lawyer for killed driver hammers Tony Stewart: He 'ran him over'
A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are “appalling.” Attorney Mark Lanier said Saturday in an email that Kevin Ward Jr. was killed last ...