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Top FBI Lawyer Argues Against Requiring Warrant for Data That Tracks People's Location
If law enforcement was forced to get a warrant to obtain information about a suspect's whereabouts from the phone providers, it would be “crippling,” according to James Baker, general counsel at the FBI. “I don't know how we would handle that,” said ...
Drug dealer is telling 'stupid lies': NYPD cop's lawyer | New York Post
The lawyer for an NYPD cop accused of ramming his service weapon into the mouth of a 16-year-old drug dealer suggested Thursday that the teen was telling ...
Lawyer: Woman accused of assaulting officer at Verizon Wireless store is ill
BRENTWOOD — A Seabrook woman accused of striking an Epping police detective with her truck and yelling profanities during a confrontation after she was denied a phone upgrade at Verizon Wireless was seeking help for mental illness in the months ...
Egypt lawyer, family: Police tortured street vendor to death
CAIRO – An Egyptian lawyer and the victim's family are accusing the country's police of beating and torturing to death a street vendor while in custody — the latest in a string of cases that have triggered criticism of police brutality and outrage on ...
Exasperated Sandusky judge withdraws from case, urges probe of lawyers
The judge who for four years has presided over Jerry Sandusky's case - through trial, sentencing and the still pending appeals - withdrew from the case Friday with a withering opinion in which he accused the former football coach's lawyers of ethical ...
Pa. Paid Lawyer a Grand to Stand on Constitution Center Stage
On December 1st of last year, then-Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane held a press conference. She showed a slideshow of pornography, racist image memes and other emails she said were sent on state computers. She announced an ...
Narragansett man named a 'Super Lawyer'
NARRAGANSETT - Last week, the magazine Super Lawyers named its top 10 attorneys in Rhode Island as part of its annual national ranking of lawyers by state. The magazine recognized Mark B. Decof, a resident of Narragansett, as a top 10 “Super Lawyer” ...
Lawyer at center of Jeff Sessions racism controversy speaks out
Lawyer at center of Jeff Sessions racism controversy speaks out on Trump cabinet appointment. Lawyer at center of Jeff Sessions racism controversy speaks out. BY Cameron Joseph. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Updated: Friday, November 18, 2016, 12:44 ...
Lawyer: Woman whose twin died in cliff fall lost 'soul mate'
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their SUV off a cliff in Hawaii traveled to upstate New York to grieve the loss of her "soul mate," her lawyer said Friday after a brief court appearance. Alexandria Duval ...
Georges St-Pierre's Lawyer: UFC 206 Negotiations 'Have Failed,' Hopeful GSP Can Return In 2017
Georges St-Pierre's standing with the UFC largely remains a mystery. But as we arrive at the one-month mark since the fighter declared himself a free agent, one thing has been made clear: the French-Canadian star will not be getting the homecoming he ...
Sgt. Alicia White, lawyer outline her case
A year and a half after Freddie Gray's death, Sgt. Alicia White is still waiting to find out if she can return to a job she loves: Policing the city of Baltimore. White was one of six Baltimore Police officers charged in the death of the 25-year-old ...
Lawyer's tell-all book about Jodi Arias leads to suspension in ethics case
Arizona killer Jodi Arias' lawyer has agreed to a suspension from the practice of law for four years for writing a tell-all book about his infamous client, local media report. The State Bar of Arizona accused Kirk Nurmi of ethical lapses for disclosing ...
Fox's Cavuto Excuses Jeff Sessions' Reference To Black Lawyer As "Boy"
She said that Senator Sessions has a record of racially charged comments but she's going back to those he made in 1986 where he referred to another lawyer, a young lawyer, as "boy." Now the argument at the time and I believe Mr. Sessions said, at the ...
Glenn Funk seeks sanctions against David Chase, lawyer
A Thursday filing in federal court seeks sanctions against David Chase and his lawyer, John Boucher of Knoxville, who sued Funk and Assistant District Attorney General Katy Miller earlier this year. It asks a judge to order Chase and Boucher to pay ...
Denver lawyer Dick Clark credited with landing direct flight to Tokyo awarded one of Japan's high honors
Richard “Dick” Clark, a Denver attorney with the Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie law firm, is named one of this year's The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette recipients, which is a Japan Imperial Decoration. A Denver lawyer who was ...
The Last of the Great Old-School New York Trial Lawyers
Most criminal lawyers work out plea deals on cases like this. But many of the clients who pay top dollar to Stephen G. Murphy, Esq., who at 72 has become a Queens Boulevard legend, intend to face a jury of their peers and the chance of a maximum ...
Trump lawyer: lawsuits would have been 'significant distraction' to president
SAN DIEGO – An attorney for president-elect Donald Trump said Friday that his client made a personal sacrifice when he agreed to resolve three fraud lawsuits against him for $25 million. Daniel M. Petrocelli said Trump agreed to settle the Trump ...
Aurora chief defends choice in overtime theft case; officer's lawyer questions motivation
Pursuing criminal charges against an officer with two decades of service in the Aurora Police Department was difficult but "the right thing," police Chief Kristen Ziman said Friday. However, the officer's lawyer on Friday questioned the motivation ...
Arizona State Bar suspends Phoenix lawyer over 'public shaming' threats
The Bar said Strojnik stopped the threats for about five weeks after a lawyer warned him that he had violated ethical principles. But Strojnik then "reverted to his previous conduct as settlement efforts broke down, threatening to destroy the defendant ...
Netanyahu denies knowledge of lawyer's involvement in submarine deal
Mandelblit, the government's legal adviser, asked Nitzan, in charge of the state prosecution, to check whether Netanyahu's lawyer violated a conflict of interest agreement. According to an investigation by Haaretz published on Thursday, Shimron not ...
Trump poised to violate Constitution his first day in office, George W. Bush's ethics lawyer says
Friday evening, the Washington Post reported that about 100 foreign diplomats gathered at President-elect Donald Trump's hotel in Washington, DC to “to sip Trump-branded champagne, dine on sliders and hear a sales pitch about the U.S. president-elect's ...
Sherborn's Paul DeRensis again named a 'Super Lawyer'
DeRensis' practice is concentrated in the area of municipal law, and he was one of only 12 lawyers given recognition as a Super Lawyer in the state, local and municipal law category throughout the entire six-state New England region. Notably, this is ...
Anderson man beat odds, overcame dyslexia to become lawyer
ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - Sitting in his conference room lined with law books, lawyer Zaki Ali placed the edge of a sheet of paper under a line he wanted to read in an article, covering the remainder of the page with the paper itself to reduce the ...
Zambia: UPND Lawyer Declared Bankrupt - Property Repossessed
In what may be construed as a political move to target dissenting voices of opposition leaders, the Lusaka High Court has virtually declared outspoken and volatile UPND lawyer bankrupt. The court has ordered that Mushipe's property be repossessed in a ...
Meet Saudi Arabia's first blind female lawyer
Leila al-Qobbi, who at times was denied career opportunities for disability, has now become Saudi Arabia's first blind female lawyer. The 24-year-old overcame challenges to become the first blind lawyer among Saudi Arabia's 102 female lawyers. Being a ...
Melania Trump's 'Revenge Lawyer' Apparently Doesn't Understand First Amendment
melania-trump-via-msnbc-screengrab Charles Harder, the Beverly Hills lawyer who destroyed Gawker as an act of revenge bankrolled by Silicon Valley mogul Peter Thiel and is now the attack-dog-lawyer for Melania Trump, wants to take down mainstream ...
PTI appoints Babar Awan as new lawyer in Panamagate case
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – After Hamid Khan's refusal to represent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) in Panamagate case, several of leaders including Chairman Imran Khan were in a fix as to who would be their next lawyer in the case. It has been reported ...
Lawyer who stole from firm suspended
A Burlington civic leader has been suspended from practicing law for 18 months for depositing more than $173,000 in fees owed to his old firm into his own account and misleading lawyer regulators about it. Attorney John E. Hotvedt took the money from ...
Lawyer reportedly encountered an incident of 'ignorance' in Wellesley
Lee, an intellectual property litigator for Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, told The American Lawyer that he was at a gas station near his home in Wellesley in August when a man approached him and said, “Where does a guy like you get a car ...
Survivor's lawyer criticizes Tubman return
Former UK football player Lloyd Tubman retook the field at Commonwealth Stadium Saturday afternoon as a defensive end for the Austin Peay Governors. Tubman left the university as a result of continued investigations into sexual misconduct, that have ...
Probate case hangs over lawyer's fraud
Relatives of a deceased woman who left behind a trust for her assets tried unsuccessfully for a decade to have a prominent local lawyer removed as trustee, before the attorney eventually was accused of improperly taking money from the fund, documents ...
Ronald M. McCaskill, a lawyer and pastor, 77
He later went into private law practice and was a friend of the late civil-rights activist, lawyer and NAACP president Cecil B. Moore. "I remember when Cecil would come to the house when we were living in Yeadon, and they'd go out on the back porch ...
Poor get slammed on the job, Philly lawyer says
We did at that time, race discrimination cases, sex discrimination cases, the same as all the other private employment lawyers. I remember listening to this guy's story, and thinking, "That's really interesting. I bet that happens to other people." I ...
He went to court for years as a lawyer, but cops say he's a fake — and a felon
Taylor was arrested last November, accused of impersonating a lawyer in Blue Springs and Grandview city courts. Court clerks became suspicious of Taylor after he bounced a check while paying a fine for a client, according to police. Taylor had met with ...
Jon Gosselin's Lawyer Says 'Whole Story Is Not Being Told' After Kate Speaks Out About Son Collin
Jon Gosselin isn't taking too kindly to his ex-wife Kate Gosselin's recent remarks. The Kate Plus 8 star sat down with Good Morning America on Monday and responded to claims made by her ex-husband to ET that she would not disclose to him the ...
Donald Trump interviews prominent Cleveland lawyer for possible role in new administration
President-elect Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Peter N. Kirsanow, a Cleveland attorney and a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, as he leaves the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse Sunday. (Carolyn Kaster, Associated ...
Jon Gosselin's Lawyer Says Kate Gosselin Isn't Telling the Whole Truth About Their Son Colin
The mother-of-eight spoke out on Good Morning America in a pre-taped interview that aired on Monday morning. She opened up about her son, Colin, who has moved out of the house to take part in a special program that teaches him how to deal with his ...
Hunterdon County lawyer disbarred for misusing client funds
CLINTON TOWNSHIP - A lawyer who had an office in Annandale for more than three decades has been disbarred for "shamelessly" misusing clients' funds. The state Supreme Court has voted to disbar Walter Wilson, who had been practicing in Clinton ...
Ask the Lawyer: When Thanksgiving goes wrong
(WTNH)–On this edition of “Ask the Lawyer,” we spoke with New Haven-based attorney Tara Knight about the holidays, and things that can go wrong. First, we talked about drinking. If you host a party and someone drinks a little bit too much and then ...
Jon Gosselin's Lawyer: 'Whole Story Isn't Being Told' About Son Collin
Jon Gosselin is speaking out while his ex-wife Kate Gosselin continues to discuss their struggling son Collin. During an interview with Good Morning America on Monday, November 21, the Kate Plus 8 star confirmed once again that Collin, 12, is seeking ...
San Antonio lawyer accused of fabricating court documents skips hearing
William and Karen Ozer prepare to enter the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and United States Courthouse Monday. The Ozers sued San Antonio attorney Todd Prins in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, accusing him of fabricating court documents and forging ...
Lawyer: Man charged with disrupting 'Hamilton' show was incited by 'hostile' audience
The lawyer for a man charged with disrupting a Chicago performance of the musical "Hamilton" blamed the incident on a "hostile" and "partisan" audience and said his client does not owe theatergoers an apology. Attorney Jonathan Feldman took issue with ...
Jodi Arias lawyer Kirk Nurmi agrees to be disbarred over book about the case
Jodi Arias lawyer Kirk Nurmi agrees to be disbarred over book about the case. Max Walker. 5:48 PM, Nov 21, 2016. 5 hours ago. central phoenix | phoenix metro. Share Article. Previous Next. Autoplay: ...
Trump lawyer promises no charitable funds will be used to pay Trump University settlement
Donald Trump will use no charitable funds to pay off a $25 million settlement of fraud lawsuits against his defunct real estate seminar program, Trump University, an attorney for his business said Monday. Trump agreed Friday to pay the money to former ...
Trump lawyer: No charitable funds will pay for Trump University settlement
The New York attorney general's office announced Friday that Trump had agreed to settle three lawsuits against Trump University. Trump Organization general counsel Alan Garten wrote Monday to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office, ...
What does your lawyer owe you?
From time to time I have discussed how lawyers are paid, either through an hourly basis or on a contingency fee contract which is what we do and is appropriate in personal injury cases where the lawyer risks his time and money in exchange for the ...
Egypt court quashes one of Morsi life sentences: lawyer
(AFP) An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday quashed one of two life sentences handed down against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi since his 2013 overthrow, his lawyer and a judicial source said. It is the second appeals victory in a week for ...
O'Dea wasn't intoxicated after shooting, lawyer says
Portland lawyer Derek Ashton has filed a lawsuit threat against Harney County and state law enforcement officials for “releasing false and defamatory statements to members of the media,” specifically those indicating that O'Dea was impaired or showed ...
Lawyer who lost case because of bathroom break wins an appeal
A Florida judge should not have barred a lawyer from arguing a summary judgment motion after his bathroom break made him late for the hearing, a state appeals court has ruled. Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled for lawyer Jeff Tomberg of ...
Chief justice orders investigation of Fort Lauderdale death penalty lawyer
In a highly unusual move, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga has ordered an investigation of a death penalty lawyer who has repeatedly missed critical deadlines, was involved in a capital case in which roach-infested boxes of documents ...