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Guam ex-police officer's lawyer says fellow cop shot during suicide ...
Guam ex-police officer's lawyer says fellow cop shot during suicide ...
Trump fires top government lawyer who defied immigration order
WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump fired the federal government's top lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and refused to defend new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority ...
Trump fires top US govt lawyer over travel ban defiance
Washington (AFP) - An embattled Donald Trump fired his government's chief lawyer for refusing to defend his controversial immigration orders late Monday, deepening a political crisis engulfing his presidency. In a caustic statement, Trump's White House ...
Lawyer is sanctioned $250 for flinging coffee toward opposing counsel during deposition
A federal magistrate judge in Oakland, California, has sanctioned a lawyer $250 for flinging iced coffee toward opposing counsel during a deposition, and then downplaying her responsibility for the incident. U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu imposed the ...
Former Nixon lawyer predicts Trump presidency 'will end in calamity'
John Dean, the lawyer the FBI described as “the master manipulator of the cover-up” in the Watergate scandal, took to Twitter on Monday night to describe Trump's statement on Sally Yates, a Barack Obama appointee serving as acting attorney general, ...
Mob lawyer mentored Trump Labor pick
Labor secretary nominee Andrew Puzder began his career fighting the agency he may now lead on behalf of one of the most notorious mob lawyers in the country. Today, Puzder is CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns the burger chains Carl's Jr. and ...
Man convicted of rape, sodomy, can sue lawyer for taking $25k for filing motions
The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a man convicted of rape and sodomy can sue his appellate attorney. The inmate claims the lawyer's firm took $25,000 from him to file motions the lawyer knew had no chance at succeeding. The Alabama Supreme ...
Nixon Lawyer Warns of 'Calamity,' Calls Trump's Statement on Firing of Acting AG 'A New Low'
Even the “master manipulator” of the Watergate's cover-up is appalled by the way President Donald Trump dispatched his acting attorney general. John Dean, who earned that moniker from the FBI in 1974 after he served as White House counsel to Richard ...
Gulf Breeze lawyer suspended for embezzlement
A Gulf Breeze attorney who in December pleaded guilty to 13 felony offenses has been suspended until further order. Richard Michael Colbert, 55, of Gulf Breeze was admitted to practice in 1987, but will be suspended until further notice according to a ...
Lawyer: Deadly Fire-Extinguisher Beating Was Self-Defense
A defense lawyer says a woman acted in self-defense when she fatally beat her husband with a fire extinguisher inside their New Jersey home. Burlington County prosecutors say 42-year-old Laciana Tinsley is charged with murder and a weapons offense in ...
California father, 12-year-old daughter stuck in Africa following Trump travel ban, lawyer says
It was a trip that was supposed to reunite a long-separated family, but a San Joaquin Valley man has found himself and his 12-year-old daughter effectively stranded in the Horn of Africa following President Trump's recent travel ban. Ahmed Ali, a U.S ...
On the Bright Side, Lawyers Are Suddenly Popular
It's impossible to be a member of the bar and not know Shakespeare's quote from Henry VI: “The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.” Or the endless jokes: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying? His lips move. Why did God invent lawyers? So ...
Lawyer claims lobbyist is de Blasio's 'consultant' in fed probe
A lobbyist whose ties to Mayor de Blasio are under scrutiny from the media and federal prosecutors is no longer “an agent of the city” — he's a “consultant,” a city lawyer argued Tuesday. The lawyer, Jeffrey Dantowitz, argued emails between Jonathan ...
Volunteer Lawyers Have Descended on Major Airports After Trump's Immigration Order
At JFK, where lawyers helped win the first of the rulings Saturday night, the round-the-clock work began with attorneys typing on laptops on the airport floor. Now they sit at a cluster of cafeteria tables, and law students have toiled alongside ...
Tennessee lawyers, scholars debate Trump Supreme Court pick
The president's primetime pick Tuesday to fill a vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court may consider issues including a battle over Tennessee's controversial abortion measure, which is now in the appeals pipeline. Legal analysts and scholars in the ...
Lawyer: NJ extinguisher beating self-defense
WILLINGBORO - A defense lawyer says a woman acted in self-defense when she fatally beat her husband with a fire extinguisher inside their New Jersey home. Burlington County prosecutors say 42-year-old Laciana Tinsley is charged with murder and a ...