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Officer describes irregularities of lawyer's death
Paul Melendres, Nolte's lawyer, has said that Albuquerque police and the medical investigator in the case handled the death investigation correctly and that the lawsuit was filed because Han's family doesn't want to accept that she killed herself ...
UN lawyer & ex-Miss Jamaica says she was 'brutalized' by Dutch police after walking red light
The lawyer described the incident in a Facebook post, access to which has now been restricted. Laguerre – aka “Chaka Shakira” on Facebook – said that at 9:30am on Tuesday, she was cycling to work and went to a spot where she felt unsafe due to “cars ...
A Trump supporter was charged with voting twice. Her lawyer says she shouldn't stand trial.
A woman who was arrested after voting twice for Donald Trump — and in the process became a flash point in the voter fraud debate — is incompetent to stand trial, her attorney said in a motion filed in Iowa court. Terri Lynn Rote, 56, was accused in ...
Dutch police reject US woman's claim of racist brutality
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dutch police have rejected claims by a black American lawyer working at the United Nations' highest court that she was a victim of racially motivated brutality by officers in The Hague. In a Facebook post that had been taken ...
Do You Want To Be Famous Or A Lawyer?
Let's be honest — the world of people who are both famous and a lawyer basically consists of Amal Clooney, Judge Judy, and the Bachelorette, Andi Dorfman. So the choice between being famous and a lawyer is pretty much a forced choice. So, which would ...
Why Are Lawyers So Afraid?
As I always do, I spoke about the function and value of the Legal Assistance Program (LAP) in helping lawyers deal with addiction and other mental health issues and get back on track even in the face of immediate consequences for behavior that may run ...
Sandi Jackson's lawyer fires back at 'harassing' Jesse Jr.
Sandi wants a judge to sanction and fine the former congressman's lawyers for what her lawyer calls an "unlawful and far-ranging fishing expedition for information" that encourages "unsupported innuendo." Subpoenas for McCarthy, his business partner ...
Freedom House Condemns Arrest Of Crimean Tatar Journalist, Lawyer
Freedom House has condemned the arrest of lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and his client Seyran Saliev by Russian-imposed prosecutors in Ukraine's Moscow-annexed Crimea region. Robert Herman, the vice president for international programs at Freedom ...
Little Hope For Fair Trial In Facebook Live Torture Case, Lawyer Says
Jordan Hall, 18; Tesfaye Cooper, 18; Brittany Covington, 28; and Tanishia Covington, 24 — have been charged with hate crime, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated unlawful restraint, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, robbery, possessing a stolen ...
Lawyer: Settlement pending in Catholic school sex case
BALTIMORE (AP) - Lawyers for a Catholic high school girl say they've reached a tentative settlement with the Archdiocese of Baltimore in a civil lawsuit alleging she was preyed upon by a lesbian soccer coach. Attorney Al Scanlan told The Associated ...
Lawyer: Media 'Sensationalized' Alleged Facebook Live Attackers
(CBS) — The lawyers who represent four people accused of attacking a teen with mental disabilities live on Facebook said media coverage has led to death threats. W-B-B-M's Bob Roberts reports. Assistant public defender Neil Toppel said an online post ...
Lawyer confirms Talib accidently shot himself in leg
Now we've learned Talib's lawyer confirmed our reports by notifying Dallas police in a letter stating the Broncos defensive back did indeed accidentally shoot himself. The league office told us in an e-mail today they are continuing to review Talib's ...
U of M Professor, Former White House Lawyer Explains Why He's Suing President Trump
Lately a little-known clause in the Constitution has been making big headlines. It's called the emoluments clause, and it's just 49 words total. The clause reads in full: "No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person ...
'A huge believer in Jackson,' lawyer Charles Aymond, dies at 76
"When he retired from law he was thrilled to be the director of the museum," his wife Dana Aymond said. "He thought that was the best thing in the world. As an estate planner and lawyer, he had a wonderful group of clients. He was kind of like a ...
Lawyer: Settlement pending in Catholic school sex case - Baltimore ...
Lawyer: Settlement pending in Catholic school sex case - Baltimore ...
Lawyer confirms Aqib Talib shot himself, NFL still investigating
Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib has still not explained publicly how he ended up with a gunshot wound last year, but his lawyer told police Talib shot himself accidentally. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that Talib's lawyer wrote a letter to Dallas police ...
Ex-Billionaire Batista Not Seeking Conditions for Return: Lawyer
Eike Batista, once Brazil's wealthiest man, isn't negotiating conditions for his return to Brazil days after federal police declared him a fugitive, his lawyer said. Batista “never made turning himself in subject to any type of condition from the ...
A keyboard by a lawyer, for lawyers
Potts is a lawyer, and lawyers use that symbol a lot. It stands for “section,” as in a section of the Wisconsin Statutes or administrative code. When you're writing a brief arguing your case, it's likely to be strewn with §s. So it was with Potts about ...
Melania Trump's Own Immigration Lawyer Condemns Refugee Ban ...
Melania Trump's Own Immigration Lawyer Condemns Refugee Ban ...
How President Trump's entry ban rattled an Iranian-American immigration lawyer
"We are all shocked with what is going on,” Leila Mansouri, an immigration lawyer who heads the Washington chapter of the Iranian American Bar Association, told DW. Mansouri, who holds both US and an Iranian citizenship, said Donald Trump's entry ban ...
EU demands China investigate torture of lawyer and release political prisoners
Detained rights lawyer Xie Yang detailed his treatment in detention last week, where he was allegedly beaten, forced into stress positions, denied medical care and deprived food, drink and sleep by police. Interrogators threatened him repeatedly ...
James A. Davis selected as 2017 Super Lawyer
The lawyer ratings are limited to lawyers who can be hired or retained by the public, but lawyers are chosen for the list from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The best attorneys are nominated by their peers and then evaluated across 12 key ...
An Army of Attorneys Descends on Dulles
An enormous cheer erupted from the circle of lawyers when one of them read out the news from his Twitter feed: The American Civil Liberties Union had been granted a stay by a federal judge in New York that would temporarily halt parts of President ...
Lawyer for Myanmar's Ruling Party Assassinated at Airport
YANGON, Myanmar — A legal adviser for Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy was assassinated at a Myanmar airport Sunday after returning from a trip overseas, the government said. Supreme Court advocate Ko Ni was a longstanding ...
Immigration Lawyer: 'We Beat the Villain'
When the American Civil Liberties Union won a legal challenge to President Trump's executive order on refugees on Saturday, immigration lawyers around the country celebrated along with them. Some attorneys showed up at airports where detainees were ...
Despite Court Order, US Officials Won't Allow Lawyers at Dulles to See Detainees
The US Customs and Border Protection Agency at Dulles International Airport has refused to grant attorneys access to any detainees it may be holding, according to Sharifa Abassi, who is coordinating the volunteer lawyer efforts underway there ...
Lawyer Involved With Boston Federal Court Ruling On Trump Immigration Order Talks About Case05:12
Early Sunday morning, two federal judges in Boston issued a seven-day stay halting President Trump's executive order that blocks people from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the country. The executive order affects travelers from Iraq, Iran ...
How volunteer lawyers inside JFK airport fought back against Trump's refugee ban
Central Diner in the middle of JFK's Terminal 4 had turned into a makeshift legal office by 8 p.m. Saturday night. Around 30 volunteer lawyers had been huddled on laptops inside the airport restaurant since the morning, desperately trying to petition ...
U Ko Ni, a Prominent Muslim Lawyer in Myanmar, Is Fatally Shot
YANGON, Myanmar — U Ko Ni, a prominent human rights lawyer and a legal adviser to Myanmar's leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, was fatally shot at Yangon International Airport on Sunday. Mr. Ko Ni, 65, a Muslim and a member of the ruling National ...
How an Iranian Fulbright scholar got into the US: 'We found a lawyer who found a lawyer who found a lawyer'
With just minutes to spare, Vahideh Rasekhi -- helped by volunteer lawyers and her smart phone – managed to prevent the flight from taking off. She had arrived Saturday afternoon, but was blocked from entering the United States by the executive order ...
Chicago-area lawyers flock to O'Hare to help travelers held at airport
Shortly after lunch Saturday, attorney Julia Schlozman received an email calling for lawyers to help people being held at O'Hare International Airport in the wake of President Donald Trump's immigration order. Schlozman, who had only signed up to ...
Lawyers Mobilize at Nation's Airports After Trump's Order
On Wednesday, lawyers from the International Refugee Assistance Project at the Urban Justice Center who were concerned that the action would affect the project's clients sent out an email calling for lawyers who could volunteer immediately to go to ...
US border agents checking Facebook profiles, lawyer says
Yegani, who is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, told CNET that checking phones has been reported by other lawyers as part of the vetting process. "The CBP going through passengers phones from the seven banned countries ...
Lawyers Around the Country Work to Counter Trump's Immigration Order
Legal professionals worked amid chanting protesters at airports around the country this weekend, trying to help people detained following President Donald Trump's executive order restricting the entry into the U.S. of people from seven Muslim-dominated ...
Former NSA lawyer says US border plans to demand tourists' browser history, phone data would be unlawful
NEW YORK -- A former senior lawyer for the National Security Agency has called plans to force visitors to the US to turn over contacts lists, browsing histories, and social media data "tremendously intrusive" and "grossly overbroad." April Doss, former ...
Attorney Representing 2 Iraqis Detained at JFK Says Trump's Immigration Order Is 'Unconstitutional'
The lawyer representing Hameed Jhalid Darweesh, one of two Iraqi men who were detained and later released at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, said President Trump's executive order on immigration is "unconstitutional." On Saturday ...
Disorder at Airports as Travelers Are Detained Without Lawyers
Drab airport screening areas and waiting rooms were transformed into chaotic scenes on Sunday, with lawyers saying that border agents had put pressure on detainees and created an information blackout that left many struggling to discern how President ...
Ko Ni, top Muslim lawyer, shot dead at Yangon airport
Ko Ni had just embraced his young grandson as he stepped out of the airport terminal on his return from Jakarta, said the lawyer's daughter Yin Nwe Khine. "My father was talking to his grandson. Then, I heard a gunshot. At first, I thought it was a car ...
SF Studios Set to Produce Thriller Drama 'The Lawyer' With Studiocanal on Board to Sell
Nordic major SF Studios is set to produce “The Lawyer,” a ten-part thriller series created by Jens Lapidus (“Easy Money”), Hans Rosenfeldt (“The Bridge”) and Michael Hjort (“Sebastian Bergman”). Studiocanal has come on board to represent the series in ...
Lawyer Says Immigration Executive Order Caught Many By Surprise
Steve Inskeep talks to William Stock, of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about the order banning refugees and restricting citizens of 7 Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Let's ask an immigration lawyer ...
Judge sanctions lawyer for throwing coffee at opposing counsel
A lawyer representing artificial intelligence startup Loop AI Labs in a trade secrets dispute will have to pay $250 for allegedly throwing an iced coffee at opposing counsel during a deposition. The order by Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu, reported Friday ...
Lawyer: No timetable for allowing Dakota Access construction
A government lawyer said Monday that he didn't know when the Army Corps of Engineers will issue a construction easement for the Dakota Access pipeline, a move mandated by an order from President Trump. Trump ordered the Army Corps last week to ...
NJ Muslim lawyer 'devastated' after Quebec shooting
A local Muslim lawyer says he is devastated by the shooting at a mosque in Quebec that left six people dead. (WPVI). WPVI. By Bob Brooks. Monday, January 30, 2017 01:00PM. VOORHEES, N.J. (WPVI) --. A local Muslim lawyer says he is devastated by the ...
Myanmar Says Gunman Killed Rights Lawyer to Undermine Stability
YANGON, Myanmar — A day after a prominent human rights lawyer was fatally shot in Yangon, Myanmar's government said on Monday that the gunman had been trying to undermine stability in the country. The lawyer, U Ko Ni, 65, an adviser to Myanmar's ...
Lawyer: Confession in 1979 missing boy case was coerced
Stan Patz, father of Etan Patz, who went missing in 1979, arrives at state Supreme Court to hear closing arguments in the retrial of Pedro Hernandez, in New York, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The retrial of Hernandez, a man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan ...
Recalling 'People's Lawyer' Leonard Weinglass
Legendary people's lawyer Leonard Weinglass defended the poor and disenfranchised who struggled for social justice in the great tradition of Clarence Darrow, Charles Garry, Ernest Goodman, William Kunstler, Carol Weiss King, Arthur Kinoy, Constance ...
At JFK's Terminal 4, a good weekend to be a lawyer
Priya Gandhi, an in-house lawyer for an insurance company, was sitting on her couch last Saturday night, watching news reports of demonstrators at New York's JFK Airport protest the Trump administration's new immigration policy. “It ignited something ...
Rauner lawyer urges Mendoza to fight state worker pay filing
And the Republican governor's lawyer also asked the comptroller to retain her own independent counsel to fight off fellow Democrat Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's motion to halt state employee pay. Madigan last week filed court papers seeking ...
Lawyer in Etan Patz Case Calls Client's Admission of Guilt 'Not Reliable'
Harvey Fishbein, a defense lawyer, arriving at State Supreme Court in New York City for closing arguments in the trial of Pedro Hernandez on Monday. Mr. Hernandez is accused of kidnapping and killing Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979. Credit Richard ...
Guam ex-police officer's lawyer says fellow cop shot during suicide attempt
HAGATNA, Guam — The attorney for the former Guam police officer charged in the shooting death of police Sgt. Elbert Piolo said his client, Mark Torre Jr., was trying to prevent Piolo from committing suicide the day Piolo died in July 2015. Torre is ...