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Chinese Lawyer Gets 7 Years for Subversion
Chinese lawyer Zhou Shifeng was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison on charges that he was subverting the ruling Communist Party. In the third trial of its kind this year, Zhou, 52, was found guilty of aiding “activists who attempted to ...
Cory Batey's lawyer says case was unfair | WBIR.com
A lawyer for convicted rapist and former Vanderbilt University football player Cory Batey opened up about the case Wednesday after what could be his final court ...
Legitimate votes tossed by Ohio voting officials, lawyer says
And the Cleveland lawyer whose lawsuit against the state is being heard by a federal appeals court panel today contends Ohio's voting rules discriminate against minorities. “Counties are applying completely different standards, and those standards seem ...
A Governor Ordered to Serve as a Public Defender
To deal with an extraordinary problem, Barrett hit upon an extraordinary solution: use an obscure Missouri legal provision to order Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a lawyer and former state attorney general, to provide legal aid to the state's poorest ...
Chinese Lawyer Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
BEIJING—A Chinese court sentenced a lawyer whose firm is known for taking on politically sensitive cases to seven years in prison, in what a former colleague said was an unexpectedly harsh sentence, signaling that Beijing intends to keep squeezing the ...
Lawyer accused of sexting appointed client gets interim suspension
A Maine lawyer accused of sexting a client he was appointed to represent in several criminal cases has received an interim suspension while a disciplinary case is pending against him. Justice Jeffrey Hjelm of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the state ...
Conflict of interest? Lawyer for $15 minimum wage group also worked for Cleveland City Council
Columbus-based attorney, Donald McTigue, right, shown here while representing former Cleveland City Councilman Eugene Miller during an elections dispute in 2013, faces a potential conflict of interest. McTigue is representing a group that is suing City ...
Howard H. Lewis, 81, lawyer and philanthropist who loved history
Howard H. Lewis, 81, of Devon, a Philadelphia lawyer and philanthropist, died Thursday, July 28, of respiratory failure at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mr. Lewis was senior counsel at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP, with an emphasis on corporate law, ...
Lawyer says accused Dover stabber didn't 'knowingly' give up legal rights
MORRISTOWN - The lawyer for a Dover man who is charged with trying to murder his ex-wife last year by stabbing her eight times argued to a judge Thursday that his client -- a Spanish-speaking, undocumented immigrant from Ecuador -- wasn't fully aware ...
Greek lawyer had no idea he had qualified for the Olympic marathon ...
Greek lawyer had no idea he had qualified for the Olympic marathon ...
Greek lawyer unknowingly qualifies for Rio Olympics
It was in early May when Kalomiris was on a website for track and field athletes reading a list of names of athletes who would be competing in the Rio Games for Greece. It was there he came across the surprise of his life. His own name. Turns out that ...
Antitrust Lawyer Who Handled Tech Collusion Case to Join Private Firm
James J. Tierney, the government antitrust lawyer who oversaw the complaint accusing six major Silicon Valley companies of colluding not to recruit competitors' employees, is leaving the federal job to join the law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe ...
Bill Cosby Wants His Lawyer to Be Present During an Alleged Victim's Deposition
Bill Cosby, who is accused of sexually abusing several sports team's worth of women and bullying his victims with defamation, would like his lawyer present during the deposition of his first accuser Andrea Constand, according to TMZ. Constand publicly ...
Meet your lawyer: The Governor of Missouri
Despite the fact that citizens are guaranteed legal representation in criminal cases in the US, court-appointed lawyers' offices are chronically underfunded. The fight between state-appointed lawyers and fiscally conservative politicians is playing out ...
China's crackdown on activists and lawyer raises familiar specter of foreign forces
In halting televised confessions and emotional courtroom testimony, Chinese lawyers and activists held in a government crackdown have voiced the same ominous message: Shadowy foreign forces are funding, directing and encouraging activities bent on ...
Indian-origin lawyer among controversial UK peerages
An Indian-origin human rights lawyer's elevation to the House of Lords as a Labour peer on Friday caused a controversy after the party's deputy leader criticised the timing of her nomination. Shami Chakrabarti, a former director of UK-based human ...
China show trials: Lawyer's wife turned away from court
... rights activists were tried, hoping to find information about her husband. She was sent back to Beijing by the police after being questioned outside of the court. She spoke to the BBC about how it feels to be the wife of one of China's human rights ...
A Lawyer Who Turned the Tables: Graphic Biography Immortalizes Leonard Weinglass
Leonard Weinglass stands in the grand tradition of the legendary 20th century lawyers who themselves joined social justice movements and helped the popular forces to move history forward -- including Clarence Darrow, Constance Baker Motley, Thurgood ...
China sentences lawyer to 7 years in jail for subversion
[JURIST] Chinese human rights lawyer Zhou Shifeng was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for his role as director of Beijing's Fengrui Law Firm. Zhou was accused of opposing [Reuters report] China's government and political system. The verdict ...
Greek lawyer qualified for the Olympics without realizing it
A Greek lawyer who runs marathons didn't know he had qualified for the Rio Olympics until he checked out a list of the athletes who would be competing for his country. The Athens lawyer, 30-year-old Michalis Kalomiris, says he was surprised to see his ...
Atlanta lawyer has ambitious plan for vets
On two occasions over the next year — once close to Veteran's Day, the other close to Memorial Day — she will call on lawyers across the country to spend a day providing pro bono legal services to veterans. “Most of the problems that veterans have ...
Family lawyer: CPD shooting of 18-year-old 'cold-blooded murder'
The attorney for the family of an 18-year-old man shot and killed by Chicago Police called the video footage of the shooting “beyond horrific” and showed “cold-blooded murder.” Attorney Michael Oppenheimer said the family of Paul O'Neal could not make ...
Gary Johnson Debate Lawsuit Lawyer Bruce Fein Reacts to Lawsuit Dismissal: "At Least a Half-dozen Stupendous ...
Gary Johnson Debate Lawsuit Lawyer Bruce Fein Reacts to Lawsuit Dismissal: "At Least a Half-dozen Stupendous ...
Alleged bank robber — a woman and lawyer — charged
GREENWICH — Police said they arrested a woman — a lawyer — who tried to rob a bank Thursday afternoon. Meighan Marie McSherry, 46, of New York City, was being held in connection with an attempted hold-up at Wells Fargo Bank located at 137 West ...
Why the Lawyer Behind This Year's Massive Supreme Court Victory for Abortion Rights Isn't Done Fighting
Here, Stephanie Toti, a lawyer for the Center for Reproductive Rights who argued Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt before the Supreme Court (and won) this spring, discusses the case that was a landmark victory to protect women's access to abortion, ...
Lawyer: MTD has offered 'millions' to settle Marxmiller suit
URBANA — A lawyer for the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District said the MTD has offered “millions of dollars” to settle a lawsuit set to go to trial next week in connection with an accident last year in which one of its buses hit a pedestrian in a ...
Legal Fee Voyeurism: Gawking At Gawker's Lawyer Bills
Gawker logo Embattled Gawker Media, the prominent digital media company that's currently mired in bankruptcy and litigation, has hired some top legal talent to help it through its troubles. And these lawyers and law firms, despite some discounts, don't ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Client in teen deaths likely terrified
A lawyer for the suspect accused in the gunshot killings of two teenagers in suburban Atlanta says his client was likely terrified during his first hearing before a judge. Video from WSB-TV ( (link) 2azsp9t) shows 20-year-old Jeffrey Hazelwood ...
Lawyer for O'Neal's family seeks special prosecutor in fatal police shooting
The family, including Paul O'Neal's mother, saw the video shortly before it was released to the public. The O'Neal family's attorney Michael Oppenheimer condemned the killing saying the newly released video shows an “execution.” He views the city's ...
Lawyer for family of woman killed in Frontenac crash says racing drivers topped 110 mph
FRONTENAC • The two men police say were street racing down Lindbergh Boulevard before striking a woman's SUV, fatally injuring her, were going more than 110 mph before the crash, her family's lawyer said Friday. Kathleen “Kay” Koutroubis, 73, died the ...
Pit Bull Fighting for Life After Poor Shelter Care, Lawyer Says
STATEN ISLAND — Caesar the pit bull — whose owners are trying to get a fair trial after he was blamed for the deaths of a Chihuahua, a Maltese and a cat — is fighting for his life after being underfed and not properly cared for at a city shelter ...
How a Tribeca lawyer talks client out of suicidal leap
Police asked a Tribeca immigration attorney to talk his suicidal client out of leaping off the lawyer's building. Garo Kapikian was in his office on Broadway near Walker St. around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday when police told him his client, 72-year-old Chit ...
Immigration lawyer raises questions about Melania Trump's past
But immigration attorney Michael Wildes, who worked for the Trump Organization, told Univision that the GOP nominee's wife obtained the green card in 2001 "based on marriage,” though she did not marry Trump until January 2005. “Ms. Trump received ...
Lawyer allegedly robbed a bank but doesn't remember doing it
An Upper West Side lawyer landed behind bars Friday for allegedly robbing a bank in Greenwich, Conn, according to reports. Meighan Marie McSherry, 46, a Bronx public defender, is accused of sticking up a Wells Fargo Bank on Route 1 near Dayton ...
UWS Legal Aid lawyer arrested for robbing Connecticut bank
Just a year ago, Meighan McSherry was repping jailbirds as a Legal Aid lawyer in the Bronx, and living in a posh building in the Upper West Side. But on Friday, the attorney wound up behind bars — charged with robbing a Connecticut bank. McSherry, 46 ...
Jailhouse lawyer's actions not illegal
... as trusted sources of legal knowledge, are permitted by the Department of Corrections to assist fellow prisoners,” wrote Kelly Green, Morales' co-counsel and an attorney with the Prisoner's Rights Office in Montpelier. “Being a jailhouse lawyer is ...
Democrats pick lawyer to run for District 9 seat
Democratic delegates from Drew and Ashley counties have selected LeAnne Burch, a lawyer and former Army Reserve brigadier general, to run as the party's nominee in November for the District 9 seat in the state House of Representatives. Burch, who is ...
Was Shawn Lucas Murdered? After Death Of Lawyer Who Served DNC With Election Fraud Lawsuit, Conspiracy ...
Was Shawn Lucas Murdered? After Death Of Lawyer Who Served DNC With Election Fraud Lawsuit, Conspiracy ...
Nebraska Supreme Court upholds sanctions against lawyer, concluding lawsuit filed 18 years ago
The Nebraska Supreme Court dismissed her appeal, however, because her lawyer was temporarily unlicensed when he filed documents on her behalf. Attorney William Gast was behind on continuing legal education required of all lawyers, so his license was ...
Lawyer: Chicago teen was shot in the back, 'executed' by police
“We just came from watching Chicago police officers execute Paul O'Neal,” Family lawyer Michael Oppenheimer said. “We just watched the family watch the execution of their loving son.” Autopsy results show that O'Neal, of Chicago, died of a gunshot ...
Gun group files suit after legislative lawyer blocked listing of backers of gun-control legislation
A California gun-rights group is suing after a legislative lawyer blocked a blog post listing the addresses of lawmakers who had recently supported tough gun-control legislation. The Firearms Policy Coalition filed the federal lawsuit Friday on behalf ...
Chinese lawyer Wang Yu given ABA International Human Rights Award in absentia
But one key figure was conspicuously absent from the event: award recipient Wang Yu, a Chinese lawyer who represents numerous political, religious and academic dissidents, and members of other underserved groups seeking justice through the Chinese ...
Lawyer believes Civil War cannon at bottom of well
... parking lot and the business offices. Among those owners, Briggs says, is real estate lawyer Steve Bunce, a Civil War buff. Bunce was on vacation last week and could not be reached. Other owners of the building and parking lot also could not be ...
Lawyer calls for BB&T to shut down pending review of railing collapse
As hip-hop trio Salt-N-Pepa performed Saturday at the BB&T Pavilion on the Camden waterfront, a day after dozens of concertgoers were injured in a railing collapse, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer was calling for the venue to shut down pending results ...
Lawyer: 'High-ranking' gang member at center of Erie double homicide
On March 11, 2016, the Erie County District Attorney's Office and Erie police identified these five men, charged in the July 2015 shooting deaths of 16-year-old Erie residents Shakur Franklin and Elijah Jackson. Pictured clockwise from the top left are ...
String of robberies may land defense lawyer in prison
A criminal defense lawyer who devoted her career to keeping her clients out of prison may herself serve a long stretch behind bars in a pair of bank robberies. Meighan Marie McSherry once had a promising career — she was on the prestigious Hofstra Law ...
Lawyer: Palestinian Denies Funneling Charity Money to Hamas
A Palestinian representative of U.S.-based Christian charity World Vision denies Israeli allegations that he funneled millions of dollars in aid money to the Islamist militant group Hamas, his lawyer said on Sunday. Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision's ...
The divorce lawyer's guide to staying married forever
Between them, Janet Clegg and Hilary Browne Wilkinson have spent decades as leading divorce lawyers refereeing the end of dozens of high-profile marriages worth millions of pounds. Here, they draw on a wealth of practical and legal experience to offer ...
The crusade of a Democratic super-lawyer with multimillion-dollar backing
PHOENIX - After a lopsided string of court victories knocking down state voting restrictions, Democratic super-lawyer Marc Elias was literally flying high last week in his pursuit of other Republican-initiated voting laws he says hurt his party's most ...
Lawyer at Womble Carlyle is a man of many talents
Geis said he knew he wanted to be a reporter, become a lawyer, and serve in the military. He said he has family in the military, and he was inspired to become a lawyer because many of the people he admired were lawyers, including former North Carolina ...