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Accused NY bomber's wife returns; lawyer seeks access to suspect
David Patton, the head of the federal public defenders office in New York, asked on Wednesday to be appointed as Rahami's attorney and to be allowed to meet with him, saying the suspect has not had the advice of a lawyer thus far. The FBI said that ...
Allow Satan club, lawyer tells Mount Vernon schools
MOUNT VERNON — A lawyer hired by the Mount Vernon School District has advised officials to allow the Satanic Temple of Seattle to start an after-school program at one of their elementary schools. Attorney Duncan Fobes said if the district were to deny ...
China's 12-Year Sentence for Ai Weiwei's Lawyer
NEWS BRIEF Xia Lin, a human-rights lawyer whose clients include Ai Weiwei, the famed Chinese dissident, was sentenced to 12 years in prison by a Beijing court Thursday on fraud charges, the BBC reports. The 46-year-old, known for defending ...
Lawyer: Panel could indict staffer who played Chicago judge
CHICAGO – A lawyer for a former Chicago court staff attorney fired after donning a robe and hearing real cases on the bench says a grand jury could indict her soon. Rhonda Crawford's lawyer, Victor Henderson, told reporters Thursday an impaneled grand ...
Meet The Lawyer Representing The Alleged New York Bomber
“The daily injustices are staggering, the choices absurd: plead guilty at the first appearance and get out of jail, or contest your guilt and sit in jail for months waiting trial; post bail or get a lawyer, but not both; take the deal or roll the dice ...
The Latest: Lawyer says videos show police overreacted
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Latest on the police pepper-spraying of a 15-year-old girl (all times local): 1:30 p.m.. An attorney for a 15-year-old Maryland girl pepper-sprayed by police says body-camera video proves the officers overreacted. Robin Ficker ...
Lawyer: Prosecutors Demonized Coach Accused of Killing Boy
A black former college soccer coach on trial in the killing of his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old son has been demonized by prosecutors, his attorney said on Thursday. Oral "Nick" Hillary's murder trial wrapped up in St. Lawrence County Court with closing ...
Man dies, days after fight with police; lawyer blames cops
A lawyer for Boyd's family, Latoya Francis-Williams, told The Associated Press that Boyd's kidneys and heart failed. She said it's not clear whether his death resulted from the beating or a medical condition, but she said he hadn't experienced kidney ...
Lawyer for family of man killed by Charlotte police calls for peaceful protests
The attorney for relatives of a black man shot and killed by a Charlotte police officer called Thursday for peaceful protests after a night of violence and looting in North Carolina's largest city. Justin Bamberg said relatives of Keith Lamont Scott ...
Lawyer: Keith Scott's wife 'saw him get shot and killed'
The wife of the man killed by police in Charlotte Tuesday witnessed the deadly shooting, the family's attorney told the media Thursday. The family of Keith Lamont Scott instructed their lawyers to speak to the media while they mourned. PHOTOS: Protest ...
The Latest: Mayor, Girl's Lawyer Get Into Shouting Match
In this Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 video frame grab from a body camera released by the Hagerstown (Md.) police, an officer speaks with a 15-year-old girl in Hagerstown, Md. An officer pepper-sprayed the 15-year-old girl in a police cruiser when she refused ...
Prominent Chinese Rights Lawyer Jailed for 12 Years
FILE - Attorney Xia Lin, pictured on July 14, 2011, was sentenced to 12 years in prison, Sept. 22, 2016, on fraud charges in what observers said was thought to be the harshest penalty rendered in years against those few willing to take on the ruling ...
Judge threatens Ammon Bundy's lawyer with contempt for derailing conspiracy trial
Anti-government militant Ammon Bundy has an uphill climb in his federal conspiracy case, but now his own lawyer is angering the judge in the case. According to OregonLive, U.S. District Judge Anna Brown told attorney Marcus Mumford that he would be ...
El Paso lawyer convicted in million dollar fraud
An El Paso lawyer and former trustee of Carnegie Mellon University who was previously convicted of laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel was found guilty Wednesday in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme. Marco Antonio Delgado, 50, was found guilty ...
A Right to a Lawyer to Save Your Home
In New York City's housing court, it's usually a team of lawyers representing the landlord going against a tenant, unrepresented and alone. The claims for eviction vary — the tenant owes months of back rent, or is not named on the lease. If the ...
Jim Carrey's lawyer says STD allegation is 'a desperate, bogus claim'
"When Mr. Burton's media-hound lawyer was notified that the lawsuit's baseless claims have no merit, the despicable bogus amended complaint was filed to continue the shakedown attempt. However, Mr. Burton will not get a penny because we will prove that ...
Brad Pitt reportedly hires famed lawyer as FBI 'evaluates' child abuse allegations
Brad Pitt is said to be lawyering up after the FBI announced they are evaluating whether or not to pursue an investigation regarding child abuse allegations. “The FBI is continuing to gather facts and will evaluate whether an investigation at the ...
Jim Carrey Lawyer Slams 'Outrageous' Lawsuit by 'Sham' Husband over Girlfriend's Suicide as STD Claims Revealed
Jim Carrey's lawyer is dismissing salacious new allegations in a revised complaint filed Thursday in the wrongful death lawsuit surrounding his late girlfriend Cathriona White's fatal overdose last year – calling it an "opportunist's transparent ...
Rule by Law or Power? Lawyer's Conviction Stirs Online Debate in China
A harsh 12-year sentence handed down Thursday by a Chinese court against prominent civil rights lawyer Xia Lin is stirring a heated debate online about the rule of law in China, and whether the case shows an abuse of legal procedure. Xia, whose clients ...
Judge threatens to fine Ammon Bundy's lawyer in Malheur refuge case
U.S. District Judge Anna Brown warned Ammon Bundy's lawyer that she will hold him in contempt of court if he keeps trying to bring up Robert “LaVoy” Finicum's death in front of jurors. Police fatally shot the occupation spokesman Jan. 26 during a ...
Lawyer For Guy Who Pied Kevin Johnson Decries Lack Of Visual Evidence
The attorney for political pie-thrower Sean Thompson is questioning the current lack of video evidence in the altercation with disgraced soon-to-be-former Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson. Advertisement. Thompson faces felony charges for assault on a ...
The Addicted Lawyer: The Alcoholic Law Student
I am often asked if the stress of being a lawyer “caused” me to become an “addicted lawyer.” Here is my answer. Fall, 1983. I'm officially a first-year law student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. I am shy and self-conscious. I bring with ...
Furious Judge Lashes Out at Facebook for Letting Rookie Lawyer Handle Terrorism Case
A routine hearing in Brooklyn federal court took a dramatic turn Thursday when a furious judge accused Facebook and its defense lawyers of failing to take seriously enough the issue of online terrorism promotion. The judge's eruption came in the middle ...
Lawyer panel recommends ex-prosecutor Plants be reprimanded
Former Kanawha County prosecuting attorney Mark Plants should be publicly reprimanded by the state Supreme Court for his conduct while in office, members of a state lawyers panel recommended this week. As prosecutor, Plants was held to a higher ...
WV lawyer panel: High court should censure Kanawha ex-prosecutor Plants
Former Kanawha County prosecuting attorney Mark Plants should be publicly reprimanded by the West Virginia Supreme Court for his conduct while in office, members of a state lawyers panel recommended this week. As prosecutor, Plants was held to a ...
Lawyer for Man Killed by Cop in Wal-Mart to Meet With Lynch
The attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store is scheduled to meet with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the end of this month, two years after the Department of Justice opened an investigation into the shooting ...
This Lawyer Is Demanding Eric Garner's Children Submit a DNA Test Before Receiving $7 Million Settlement
The lawyer for Eric Garner's 2-year-old love child, Legacy Miller, is requiring all of Garner's children to submit DNA tests before splitting the $7 million settlement. Lawyer Lorraine Coyle wants all four children of Esaw Garner (pictured above), Eric ...
Clinton lawyer rejects subpoena for current server security details
A lawyer for Hillary Clinton told a House committee Friday the panel won't be receiving some information it subpoenaed about security arrangements for Clinton's server. Clinton attorney David Kendall sent a letter to House Science Committee Chairman ...
State Bar panel recommends suspension for outspoken Las Vegas lawyer Jacob Hafter
A State Bar of Nevada disciplinary panel recommended a six-month suspension Friday for lawyer Jacob Hafter over derogatory public comments he made about a district judge in 2014. The recommendation, which followed a contentious two-day hearing, will ...
Lawyer: Woman charged with breaking into Sixteen Acres home was fleeing boyfriend
SPRINGFIELD — When she knocked on her friend's door at 5:25 a.m. Friday, Leah Brownstein was fleeing her boyfriend, not conspiring to commit a crime with him, her lawyer said. "She was seeking refuge," attorney Brandon Freeman said during ...
A lawyer is often your best option in times of trouble
With apologies to another celebrity, Jeff Foxworthy, of the “You Might Be A Redneck If…” fame, I say you might want to call your lawyer if… you are about to become involved in some facet of the legal system, either voluntarily or due to someone else ...
Owners want 'Watcher' house razed; lawyer says stalker 'can see it come down'
WESTFIELD — Owners of "The Watcher" house, who bought the $1.3 million dwelling but never moved in because of threatening letters from a stalker, now are seeking permission to tear it down and build two new homes on the property. Derek and Maria ...
North Jersey lawyer arrested for allegedly practicing with a suspended license
HACKENSACK — A Franklin Lakes man was arrested Friday on charges he continued to practice law after his license was suspended and he misappropriated more than $500,000 in funds, the prosecutor's office said. Jay Lazerowitz, 58, was charged with ...
Zimbabwe: Lover-Bashing Lawyer Freed On Bail
A Harare lawyer, Emmanuel Samundombe, who was jailed for an effective three years for bashing his pregnant girlfriend has been granting bail pending appeal. Samudombe was sent to jail after he was convicted of assaulting his pregnant live-in girlfriend ...
Why Hire a Corporate Lawyer When a Robot Will Do?
Exhibit A: Venture-capital firm Invoke Capital just made a multi-million-dollar investment in Luminance, which is developing artificial intelligence to automate the legal drudgery involved in corporate mergers and acquisitions. The robot lawyer is just ...
WATCH LIVE: Disgruntled lawyer injures 9 in strip center shooting in SW Houston
Eyewitnesses ducked for cover after police say a lawyer armed with several weapons opened fire at a southwest Houston strip center, injuring nine people before he was shot and killed by officers. CLICK/TAP TO WATCH LIVE VIDEO. Click the link above to ...
Nicolla arraigned, lawyer says charges 'brought without facts'
Nicolla arraigned, lawyer says charges 'brought without facts'. By Robert Gavin on September 26, 2016 at 9:37 AM. Print · 0. Albany developer Joseph Nicolla is arraigned on state charges in Albany City Court on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Will Waldron ...
Lawyer for Mexico Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman Claims Torture
A lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Monday he will argue that his client has been the victim of torture. Attorney Jose Refugio Rodriguez said the convicted Sinaloa cartel boss' legal team has submitted evidence of alleged ...
Lawyer for Gitmo Prisoners Released to Uruguay: They Haven't Seen Their Families in 15 Years
We speak with a lawyer who helped to represent the six Guantánamo prisoners who the U.S. government released to Uruguay, including Jihad Abu Wa'el Dhiab. CUNY law professor Ramzi Kassem has been to Guantánamo about 50 times. He discusses his ...
Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston before being killed by police
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, in Cuba on a trip to develop trade relations, told reporters, "The motivation appears to be a lawyer whose relationship with his law firm went bad." The police bomb squad was securing the suspect's car, a black Porsche ...
'Disgruntled' Lawyer Opens Fire On 9 People In Houston, Gunman Killed
HOUSTON (CBS / AP) — Nine people were shot and wounded, one critically, in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning by a lawyer who had issues with his law firm, authorities said. The first report of the shootings began at about 6:30 a.m., Police Chief ...
Houston Shooting Suspect Who Wounded 9 Was A Lawyer Upset With Law Firm
Mayor Sylvester Turner, who is in Cuba for a trade mission, told KTRK-TV that the lawyer was "disgruntled." "He was either fired or had a bad relationship with this law firm," Turner said. "The investigation is active. It's very, very early. We want to ...
Lawyer Reportedly The Gunman Behind Shooting Spree In Texas
At a 9:15 a.m. press conference, Montalvo said the alleged shooter was a local lawyer and there were “questions” surrounding his law firm. Montalvo said once the suspect's car was cleared, officers would conduct a search of both his apartment and ...
Federal government asks judge to dismiss case…
Federal government asks judge to dismiss case against Denver pot lawyer. David Furtado was one of four people charged following the largest-ever federal raids on Colorado's medical marijuana industry in 2013 ...
Nine hurt in Houston shooting; suspect dead, was a lawyer
HOUSTON — A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Another three people had injuries ...
9 hurt in Houston shooting; gunman dead, was a lawyer
HOUSTON — A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Another three people had injuries ...
'Making a Murderer' Subject Steven Avery Is Engaged: Lawyer
Steven Avery is set to marry Lynn Hartman, a legal secretary from Nevada, according to his lawyer Kathleen Zellner. "Making a Murderer" subject Steven Avery is engaged, his lawyer confirmed to NBC Chicago. Avery is set to marry Lynn Hartman, a legal ...
Officials: 9 wounded in Houston shooting
A "disgruntled lawyer" opened fire at a southwest Houston shopping center on Monday morning, injuring nine people before the gunman was shot dead by police. ADVERTISEMENT. The shooter was identified as Nathan DeSai, FOX26 reported, citing ...
Houston Mayor: Gunman Was Disgruntled Lawyer
(Newser) – The man who opened fire in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning and randomly shot six people has been described as a disgruntled lawyer, reports AP. Mayor Sylvester Turner tells KTRK-TV that the unidentified man was either fired from "or ...
Disgruntled Houston lawyer threatened roofers at gunpoint weeks before strip mall shootout, witness says
A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. An additional three people had injuries from ...