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Lawyer will seek bail for St. Louis ex-cop accused of murder
LOUIS • The lawyer for a former city police officer charged with first-degree murder said Monday he will seek a bail reduction as soon as possible. The defendant, Jason Stockley, appeared in a video link from jail Monday morning for an arraignment ...
Cliven Bundy's Lawyer Wanted The Koch Brothers To Pay Defense Fees
Hansen is a Nevada-based lawyer who says he has been friends with Bundy for years and has worked in the state for 38 years. He's been active in land disputes with the federal government before, defending Cliff Gardner, another Nevada rancher who went ...
Lawyer: Racism key in Mississippi hot car death arrest
Joshua Blunt sits in a jail cell in Grenada, charged with murder in the death of his 8-month-old daughter. His attorney, Carlos Moore, said "blatant racism" is the reason Blunt was charged with a crime. "The people making the decisions are white ...
No stopping Leni proclamation, says lawyer
The lead counsel of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo on Monday reiterated that there was no stopping her victory over Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the tightly contested vice presidential race. Romulo Macalintal dismissed as “procedural matter” the ...
Poconos lawyer predicted heartbreaking 'Games of Thrones' shocker years ago
Despite dealing with shocking plot twists and sudden deaths of even the most beloved characters, Game of Thrones fans were unprepared for the most heartbreaking demise since the infamous Red Wedding: the loss of innocent Hodor, who was killed saving ...
Meet the lawyer defending ex-cop Jason Van Dyke
Chicago lawyer Daniel Herbert doesn't accept every cop who comes to him as a client. But he did take the toughest case to come along in years—the murder rap against Jason Van Dyke, the defendant in a 2014 police shooting that made both the officer and ...
Houston lawyer sentenced to 15 years in prison
A disgraced Houston lawyer who took $1.8 million in a mortgage fraud while on probation for another scam was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison. Ricardo Baca, 39, was convicted of making false statements to obtain credit and two counts of ...
Self-Proclaimed 'Badass Lawyer' Loses Defamation Suit Against Parody Twitter Account
Another defamation lawsuit against a parody account has failed, brought on by a lawyer who should have known better but didn't. Todd Levitt -- self-proclaimed "Badass Lawyer" -- has a verifiable history of bad decisions that perhaps made this sort of ...
Conspiracy charge in Oregon standoff case can 'chill' political dissent, defense lawyer says
A federal conspiracy charge against 25 occupiers accused of stopping federal officers from doing their work at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is constitutionally vague and has the potential to "chill the most crucial First Amendment activity ...
Lawyer: Suspected cop killer came across as 'a very likable guy'
You never really know someone — you're really only dealing with them on a narrow basis,” the lawyer said. Zambrano had repeated brushes with the court system in recent months, appearing before a judge May 11 on myriad drug-related probation violations ...
Suspect in Ohio Officer's Fatal Shooting Has Pro Bono Lawyer
One of the two attorneys who represented a man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio policeman and then withdrew from the potential death penalty case will keep that role after all, working for free. Herschel Jones III pleaded not guilty to aggravated ...
Lawyer uses 'prom season' in bid to speed up union election
The claim prompted challenger William Valentin's lawyer, Phillip Seeling, to interject, “There are all sorts of places where they could set up shop.” Judge Kathryn Freed said she needed at least a week to read all the material, adding “no ballots may ...
Exclusive: Planned Parenthood Lawyer Denies Collusion, Admits DA Gave Him Video
HOUSTON, Texas — The lawyer for Planned Parenthood who has been accused of colluding with the Harris County DA against the Planned Parenthood undercover videographer, filed an affidavit to deny this charge, but admits that a prosecutor gave him a ...
'Bad-ass lawyer' can't sue over parody Twitter…
In a May 19 opinion (PDF), the Michigan Court of Appeals cited the First Amendment and refused to reinstate the suit filed by lawyer Todd Levitt, report the Volokh Conspiracy and TechDirt. The author was a student at Central Michigan University where ...
Lawyer for Chicopee Christian rocker facing child porn charges seeks pretrial release for defendant to live in church
SPRINGFIELD - A lawyer for an accused child porn collector and onetime user of "the dark web" is waging a fight in federal court to secure his client's pretrial release, proposing that the defendant is free to live at his church. Victor Stepus, 47, of ...
Man takes proposed $125k deal in police beating, lawyer says
PITTSBURGH —A Pittsburgh man's lawyer says his client has accepted a $125,000 settlement more than six years after the man - who is black - says three white police officers wrongfully arrested him and then beat him. Jordan Miles seeks new trial in ...
Trump's Lawyer: Hillary Is The 'The Enabler In Chief' [VIDEO]
Michael Cohen, special counsel to Donald Trump, tore into Hillary Clinton Tuesday calling her the “Enabler in Chief” and Bill Clinton a “sexist.” Appearing on CNNs “New Day” on Tuesday, host Chris Cuomo asked, “Why go after Bill Clinton, isn't that bad ...
'Muffy, He's Murdering Me': Law Firm Managing Partner Testifies Against Lawyer Accused Of Slitting His Throat
Lawyer Andrew Schmuhl stands accused of breaking into the home of Leo S. Fisher, the managing partner of Northern Virginia firm Bean Kinney & Korman, and committing extremely violent acts once inside. Schmuhl has been on trial for the past week in ...
Donald Trump lawyer defends vet fundraising
An attorney for Donald Trump said Tuesday that money raised for veterans has been "distributed to worthy causes" as he defended the campaign from reports it was unable to account for all the funds promised to charities. Trump counsel Michael Cohen ...
Defence lawyer Chris Murphy tweets about a man he claims 'coward punched' him in Bondi Junction
Celebrity defence lawyer Chris Murphy is claiming that a man punched him in the head in a road rage attack. Mr Murphy posted a photo of a truck in Sydney's Bondi Junction on Tuesday afternoon to social media in an effort to identify the alleged ...
Judge rules Owen Labrie must get a new lawyer for appeal
Owen Labrie will have to rely on new attorneys to appeal his conviction in the high-profile sexual assault case, a New Hampshire court ruled on Tuesday. Jaye Rancourt, the attorney who has led Labrie's appeal, cannot argue that he received ineffective ...
Casey Anthony allegedly paid her lawyer with sex
A private investigator hired by Casey's lawyer, Jose Baez, in her murder case claimed that he learned that Anthony was trading sex for legal representation after a TV show requested an interview with her that she didn't want to do in 2008, according to ...
Lawyer: Man charged in Arlington couple's killing is innocent
EVERETT, Wash. — One of two brothers charged in the presumed killing of a missing Arlington couple surrendered to authorities last week to answer the allegations against him, not to confess, his lawyer says. The attorney for Tony Clyde Reed says his ...
Lawyer Denies Ex-Rebel Leader Tied to Attack on Haiti Police
The lawyer for a Senate candidate and ex-rebel leader said Tuesday that his client had nothing to do with a deadly attack on a police station in southern Haiti this month. Attorney Reynold Georges said accusations that former paramilitary Guy Philippe ...
Bill Cosby's Attorney Blasts Court's Decision To Bring Assault Case To Trial
bill cosby lawyer monique pressley pennsylvania trial statement. Getty Images/ Twitter/@moniquepressley. Bill Cosby's attorney went on the attack after the beleaguered comedian had a rough day at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, ...
Ask the Lawyer: Do we have to agree to mediation?
As to whether it makes sense to set conditions should be addressed with your lawyer. I have gone to mediations where I thought there was no chance of the parties reaching a resolution, and no conditions were set, but — to my real surprise ...
Lawyer: 48-Year Fugitive Hospitalized for Kidney Failure
A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison has been hospitalized. An attorney told WTIC-TV ( (link) 1UccXSW) on Tuesday that 71-year-old Robert Stackowitz is in a hospital for kidney failure. Stackowitz was ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says Ex-Policeman Ran Legitimate Business
A defense lawyer says a retired New York City police officer accused of running a prostitution ring that charged customers as much as $2,000 an hour ran a legitimate business. The New York Times says attorney Javier Solano told reporters outside a ...
Led Zeppelin: Spirit Lawyer Trying to 'Taint the Jury Pool'
In a motion, the band's lawyers wrote that Francis Malofiy falsely claimed that Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones had refused to appear in court during a pretrial conference in April. They also claimed that Malofiy reasserted this claim to ...
Ukraine's Nadiya Savchenko Swapped for 2 Russians: Lawyer
A military pilot dubbed Ukraine's "Joan of Arc" has been released after two years behind bars in an exchange for two Russian prisoners of war, her lawyer said Wednesday. Nadiya Savchenko, an Iraq war veteran, was captured by Russians during fighting ...
In Chicago, less than 1% saw a lawyer after arrest
Jones tells them about how he was arrested in Chicago on drug charges at 17 -- "The police knocked on my door and told my mother I would be back home in 15 minutes" -- and held by the police for three days without access to a phone or a lawyer. Before ...
Lawyer: Hot car death charge dropped
The second-degree murder charge against the father who left his infant daughter in the car has been dropped, according to his attorney. Joshua Blunt, 25, of Grenada, was charged with second-degree murder last Thursday in the death of 8-month-old Shania ...
Carl M. Buchholz, lawyer and civic leader, dies at 51
Carl M. Buchholz, 51, a Philadelphia lawyer and civic leader who was tapped by President George W. Bush to help create the White House Office of Homeland Security after 9/11, died of cancer Monday, May 23, at his home in Flourtown. "He was an ...
Casey Anthony's lawyer admits she killed daughter Caylee, investigator says
He also suggested that the mom paid her lawyer with sex. The investigator claimed attorney Jose Baez hired him days after police arrested the mom in July 2008. He said, "Baez had told me that Casey had murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere ...
Lawyer thrown back behind bars for raiding late judge's estate
A Queens lawyer who spent 30 days in jail under a civil order for digging into the estate of the late Judge John Phillips was thrown back behind bars on Wednesday after Brooklyn prosecutors indicted him for the same crime. When the legendary ...
Lawyer for Mexico drug lord demands payment from US networks
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A lawyer for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said Wednesday that he will sue television networks if they air a new series on the imprisoned Mexican drug lord's life without paying him. Netflix and Univision announced on May 17 that they ...
Old Lady Lawyer: 21st Century Consciousness Raising
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer Way back in dinosaur days (and you can use Mr. Peabody's WABAC time machine if needed), consciousness raising was very much part of the vocabulary of the 1970s. (You already ...
Lawyer Charged With Stealing Dead Client's Money, Including From Slave Theater Sale
A Queens lawyer was accused on Wednesday of stealing nearly $600,000 from a deceased client's estate, including profits from the sale of the Slave Theater in Brooklyn, a significant venue among civil rights activists. The lawyer, Frank Racano, 54, was ...
Lawyer for Mexico Drug Lord Demands Payment From US Networks
A lawyer for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Wednesday that he will sue television networks if they air a new series on the imprisoned Mexican drug lord's life without paying him. Netflix and Univision announced on May 17 that they will co-produce the ...
Casey Anthony's Former Lawyer Jose Baez Threatens to Sue Over Claims He Had Sexual Relationship with Her
It has been nearly five years since Casey Anthony was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Although she has lived a relatively quiet life since being freed from jail, her name still evokes controversy. In an affidavit filed in her ...
McAuliffe Lawyer: FBI Probing Governor's Earlier Career, Not Campaign Donations
A lawyer for Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that the Justice Department is investigating whether Mr. McAuliffe may have done lobbying work for a foreign entity without registering properly as a foreign agent. That contradicts previous ...
Somali laptop bombing suggests grim possibility in EgyptAir crash
A lawyer for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Wednesday that he will sue television networks if they air a new series on the imprisoned Mexican drug lord's life without paying him. Netflix and Univision announced on May 17 that they will coproduce the ...
Private investigator claims ethical breaches by Casey Anthony lawyer
New court papers suggest discord between a private investigator and the attorney representing Casey Anthony, the Florida woman acquitted in 2011 of her daughter's murder, according to media reports. The investigator, Dominic Casey, said in court ...
Ammon Bundy retains new lawyer, former Utah State Rep. J. Morgan Philpot from Molalla
Ammon Bundy, the leader of the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, has retained a new lawyer, J. Morgan Philpot, a former Utah state representative who was born in Molalla, Oregon. Late Wednesday, Eugene-based attorney Mike ...
Constitution Check: Will the right of the poor to a defense lawyer be expanded?
America's founding generation believed so strongly that the right to a lawyer was essential to human liberty that they created that right in the Constitution's first amendments, in the Bill of Rights, ratified in 1791. But for the nation's poor people ...
Confessions of a DC Lawyer-Lobbyist-Turned-LA Comedy Writer-Producer
Another fun fact: I've made less money in all of the time I've been working in L.A. than I did in just a few months as a lawyer at my firm. I'm including in this calculation the time that I got my dry cleaning for free because I offered to write a ...
Fewer than 1% of arrestees in Chicago see…
The Chicago Police Department told CNN in a statement that most arrestees are released in a matter of hours, without questioning, and most don't request a lawyer because they don't want to prolong their detention. The department also said all arrestees ...
Casey Anthony paid lawyer with sex, court papers allege
Casey Anthony confessed to her lawyer that she killed her 3-year-old daughter and hid the tot's body, a private investigator claimed in recently filed court documents. The same papers also allege that the Florida mom paid her attorney, Jose Baez, with ...
Lawyer for Egyptian Hijacker Says Client "Tortured" in Past
The lawyer for an Egyptian man who admitted to hijacking an EgyptAir passenger jet and diverting it to Cyprus in March says his client had been tortured on many occasions while in the custody of Egyptian authorities over three decades. Robertos ...
Who is Laura Wasser, the Hollywood lawyer 'representing Johnny Depp'?
The actress cited irreconcilable differences when she filed the divorce at Los Angeles Superior Court, she is also seeking 'spousal support' from 52-year-old Depp. Depp has reportedly hired Hollywood powerhouse lawyer Laura Wasser to represent him, ...