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Questions linger as thousands mourn slain lawyer Tahir Elçi
The lawyer was killed by a bullet which struck the back of his head, though it is still unclear who fired the shot. The chaotic scene was caught on camera showing Mahsun Gürkan, a member of the terrorist organization, running past the crowd. Gürkan was ...
Esteves Defense to File Request Sunday He Be Freed: Lawyer
Lawyers for Grupo BTG Pactual's chairman Andre Esteves will petition Brazil's Supreme Court to free the banker, one of the billionaire's attorneys said. Esteves's defense team intends to file the papers Sunday, Antonio Carlos de Almeida Castro said in ...
Thousands mourn Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci in Turkey
Elci's brother Ahmet said it was clear the lawyer had been the victim of a targeted killing. "My brother is not our first martyr and neither will he be the last," he said at the funeral. "As a Kurdish intellectual he was slain by the state. We have ...
White House Fence Jumper Was Trying to 'Deliver a Message': Lawyer
A lawyer for Joseph Caputo, the flag-draped 23-year-old accused of scaling a White House fence on Thanksgiving, told NBC News Sunday that his client was a "politically-conscious young man" who was simply trying to "deliver a message." It was a message, ...
Lawyer with controversial past to run for Kanawha family judge
An attorney who had a controversial career in the 1980s, which included a widely publicized “stud fee” case, is running for one of Kanawha County's five Family Court judge seats. James Wilson Douglas, of Charleston, said he plans to run for the seat in ...
The Killing of a Kurdish Lawyer Means Dark Days for Turkey
On Saturday, the influential pro-Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elci spoke at a news conference at a historic mosque in the old city of Diyabakir, in southeastern Turkey. He called attention to the damage done to historic buildings during recent violence in the ...
Lawyer: White House fence-jumper is 'not militant, not violent'
Joseph Anthony Caputo, 23, was “not militant, not violent” and definitely not suicidal, although he was portrayed that way in news accounts, said the lawyer, Stephan Seeger. Although his action renewed concerns about White House security, Caputo, ...
Vatican leaks trial postponed after defendant changes lawyer
However, the panel of three judges agreed to adjourn the hearing because one of the accused, lay consultant Francesca Chaouqui, had changed her lawyer, who requested more time to prepare the defense. Two defendants, journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and ...
Longtime Triad lawyer dies
He was "one of the few black attorneys to emerge in Winston-Salem during the civil-rights movement," the Winston-Salem reports. He died last week. Longtime attorney H. Glenn Davis has died at age 79. Enlarge. Longtime attorney H. Glenn Davis has died ...
Lawyers take to streets in protest of killing of lawyer Tahir Elçi
Thousands of lawyers throughout the country have condemned the killing of fellow lawyer Tahir Elçi, just seconds after he called for an end to the ongoing clashes between security forces and the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) that are gravely ...
The disgrace of the Canadian family law lawyer
In my case, like so many others, almost every single lawyer I ever came into contact with has screwed me in some way. I was driven to the point of irrecoverable and deep poverty. It's almost as if I have been passed around for routine "milking" to the ...
'Motley's Law,' About an American Lawyer's Fight for Afghan Human Rights, to ...
'Motley's Law,' About an American Lawyer's Fight for Afghan Human Rights, to ...
The Latest: Chicago Cop's Lawyer Says He May Post Bond Soon
FILE - This Nov. 24, 2015 file photo released by the Cook County Sheriff's Office shows Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged with first degree murder after a squad car video caught him fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 ...
Theater shooting defense lawyer represents Planned Parenthood shooting suspect
Robert Dear, the suspect in a Nov. 27 shooting at a Planned Parenthood building in Colorado Springs, appeared in court Monday morning. And for those who followed the Aurora theater shooting trial, a familiar lawyer stood by his side. Daniel King, a ...
Tamir Rice's mother testifies before grand jury, her lawyer says
Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, testified Monday before the Cuyahoga County grand jury about the boy's November 2014 killing by Cleveland police. Samaria Rice is shown here speaking outside the Cleveland police officers' union hall in June. (Joshua ...
Lawyer: Suspect in retired FDNY Lt.'s slaying is 'law-abiding citizen'
TOMS RIVER, N.J. – The lawyer for the 52-year-old man accused of brutally murdering retired FDNY Lt. Richard Doody described his client Monday as a "law-abiding citizen" with no criminal record. Conrad Sipa, of Colts Neck, N.J., stood quietly in a ...
Jake Tapper to Trump lawyer: 'Seriously?'
Things got awkward between Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and CNN host Jake Tapper on Monday afternoon. Cohen, who is special counsel to Trump and executive vice president of the Trump Organization, passionately defended the GOP ...
Lawyer Is Refused Boarding on La Guardia Flight After Revolving-Door Mix-Up
The lawyer, Robert B. Abtahi, the vice chairman of the Dallas Plan Commission, the official body that makes planning and zoning recommendations to the City Council, said he was trying to board Virgin America Flight 885 to Dallas before its scheduled ...
EXCLUSIVE: Lefty Lawyer Vows To Help Trump Sue De Blasio
Liberals pleasure themselves immensely by criticizing Trump for his crass language that is nevertheless tame compared to the kind of stuff for which they give black rappers a free pass. Hint: they favor words that rhyme with “digger” and “rich.” Then ...