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Myanmar Arrests 4 in Fatal Shooting of Prominent Rights Lawyer
MANDALAY, Myanmar — The police in Myanmar announced on Wednesday that they had arrested four people in the killing of a prominent Muslim human rights lawyer who was an adviser to the country's leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi — a death that raised ...
Assange Lawyer to Justice Department: Your Move
But the situation isn't that simple, says Barry Pollack, Assange's Washington, DC-based lawyer. Assange, Pollack says, is stuck in limbo because the Justice Department won't make clear what it's intentions are—whether it will charge him, whether he's ...
(DHS) Magical mystery tour (and why I need a lawyer)
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport should be a sidebar to the story of the case against the “Minnesota men” that resulted in guilty pleas and verdicts last year. One of the “Minnesota men” who pleaded guilty and cooperated with the ...
Obama lawyer supporting Gorsuch represents major corporate interests in Supreme Court
Obama lawyer supporting Gorsuch represents major corporate interests in Supreme Court. Former Solicitor General Neal Katyal didn't disclose his conflicts when he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times. Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks in the East Room of the ...
Man accused in body parts case wants new lawyer
A Feb. 21 trial date for a Grosse Pointe Park man accused of running a business that sold infected body parts on the black market was canceled on Wednesday after the man said he wanted a new lawyer. Arthur Rathburn is charged with nine counts of wire ...
Defamation lawyer turns up heat on Va. state senator over anonymous emails
RICHMOND — A prominent defamation lawyer warned state Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel on Wednesday to preserve computer, cellphone and other records that might be linked to an anonymous email accusing one of her Republican primary rivals of having an ...
NLRB Lawyer Sees Some College Athletes as Employees, With Rights
Last fall, Northwestern faced an unfair labor practice charge after a California lawyer contended the football team's rule book encroached on players' rights. Northwestern resolved the dispute by removing restrictions on players' use of social media ...
Malloy Chooses Gregory D'Auria, Top Appeals Lawyer, For State Supreme Court
"Greg is an extremely smart and thoughtful lawyer who regularly represents the state of Connecticut in the most complex, important and sensitive cases," Associate Justice Richard N. Palmer said Wednesday. "He is one of the very finest, most effective ...
Immigration Lawyer Fears For Fate Of 'Dreamers' Under Trump
NPR's Audie Cornish checks back in with Daniel Rodriguez, who is both a recipient of DACA — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — and an immigration lawyer advising clients on the issue. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: One of the signature programs of the ...
IRS lawyer faces charges for trying to sell meth
Disgraced lawyer Jack Vitayanon allegedly shipped the meth and drug paraphernalia from his Washington D.C. apartment to Long Island via FedEx, U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said. The 41-year-old, who worked in the IRS's Office of Professional ...
As private lawyer, Trump high court pick was friend to business
WASHINGTON As a lawyer in private practice for a decade, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch often fought on behalf of business interests, including efforts to curb securities class action lawsuits, experience that could ...
New trial for lawyer convicted in gambling ring
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - An attorney convicted of leading a $300 million gambling ring that used a veterans charity as a front and led to the resignation of Florida's lieutenant governor is getting a new trial. The Florida Supreme Court declined to ...
Lawyer: Coach Bart got "no sexual thrill''
TOMS RIVER – Bartholomew McInerney wants a jury to know that he didn't derive any carnal thrills from his sex talks with the teenage boys he coached in baseball for St. Rose High School in Belmar. But “Coach Bart,'' as he was known to his players ...
Budget 2017 has brought to fore the astute lawyer-politician in Arun Jaitley
India's finance minister Arun Jaitley has lived up to his credentials as a lawyer-politician adroitly: he has presented a budget for 2017-18 that pleases everybody but satisfies very few. The capital markets investor class, including the foreign ...
IRS Professional Responsibility Lawyer Charged In Drug Distribution Conspiracy
As tax filing season gets underway, the IRS and Justice Department normally roll out enforcement examples of tax cheats who are caught and brought to justice. These accounts probably have some deterrent effect, particularly for taxpayers who are ...
My father was murdered and, on our lawyer's advice, I signed his properties over to my sister
An executor and a lawyer must always fulfill his/her “fiduciary duty,” which essentially puts the onus on the fiduciary to place the interests of other interested parties (that would be your and any other siblings) ahead of their own. As an executor ...
Russia arrests FSB cybersecurity experts in 'US-linked' treason case: lawyer
Russia has arrested two senior FSB cybersecurity officials and a top anti-hacking expert on suspicion of committing treason linked to the United States, a lawyer involved with the case said Wednesday. Sergei Mikhailov, deputy head of the FSB's Centre ...
Myanmar Lawyer Had Sparred With Military Over Constitution Before He Was Killed
YANGON, Myanmar — The soft-spoken rights lawyer had devised a plan to replace Myanmar's Constitution with one that would strip the military of its extraordinary political powers. The lawyer, U Ko Ni, a top adviser to the governing National League for ...
Scam involving pop-up ads again targeting consumers, St. Louis lawyer says
ST. LOUIS • Consumers who were victimized by a nationwide telemarketing scam involving misleading computer pop-up ads are being targeted again by scammers, a St. Louis lawyer warned Wednesday. In an online notice, the receiver for companies sued ...
WATCH: Samantha Bee sits down with “freedom nerd” ACLU lawyer who fought the immigration ban in federal court
“Part of the reason Elamin is able to get back to her American dream of TA-ing too many classes is that thousands of lawyers swooped in to help people like her for free —almost as if they didn't have Saturday night plans,” Bee said, as she was ...
An Immigration Lawyer Explains How To Help Victims Of The Muslim Ban
So immigration lawyers have flocked to the airports to ensure those travelers have access to good legal counsel. Among them is my sister, Nithya Nathan-Pineau, who spoke to me about her work at Dulles Airport this week and how the general public can ...
Herb Jaffe: Lawyer's alleged client theft would reach historic levels
The second is that I live in Summerlin, and in all the years I have written about lawyers, I have never heard of an attorney stealing anywhere near that amount of money from his or her lawyer trust account, which consists of client funds entrusted to ...
Gov. Robert Bentley used campaign funds to pay Rebekah Mason's lawyer
Gov. Robert Bentley's campaign used funds to pay legal fees for former political adviser Rebekah Mason, according to news reports. Bentley's annual campaign finance report, filed Tuesday, showed the campaign paid $8,912 to the law firm Copeland Franco ...
Crystal Lake lawyer facing gun, DUI charges may get special prosecutor
Donald F. Franz has been charged with aggravated DUI, aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated resisting a police officer, unlawful possession of a suspended driver's license and carrying a concealed firearm while under the influence ...
Lawyer for Putin critic believes his client has been poisoned again
Vladimir Kara-Murza has suffered "multiple organ failure," is on dialysis and is being artificially ventilated, his lawyer, Vadim Prokhorov, wrote on Facebook. Kara-Murza, 35, is "currently in a stable but critical condition" in a hospital, Prokhorov ...
Kanawha commission chooses Charleston lawyer Salango
Judge Tod Kaufman administers the oath of office to new Kanawha County commissioner Ben Salango (center) after a commission meeting Thursday night. Salango's wife, Tera Salango, and two sons, T.J. and Caden Salango, stand beside him as he's sworn ...
Myanmar's probe of lawyer's killing beset by leaks, confusion
FILE PHOTO - Ko Ni, a prominent member of Myanmar's Muslim minority and legal adviser for Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy, is seen during an interview in Yangon January 13, 2016. Ko Ni was shot dead outside the Yangon International ...
Lawyer Susan Van Note faces trial in lake killings of millionaire dad, his girlfriend
On Monday morning in Lebanon, Mo., jury selection will begin for a double-murder trial that has filled motels and drawn national media to the small Ozarks town. Susan Van Note is charged in a late-night attack with knife and gun on her millionaire ...
The Death Of A Lawyer And The Power Of Relapse
While I am saddened on a daily basis by deaths resulting from drug overdoses as we deal with an unprecedented heroin and prescription opiate addiction crisis, it is rare that my faith in my own long-term recovery plan gets shaken. That does not mean I ...
Over 100000 visas revoked, government lawyer says in Virginia court
(CNN) More than 100,000 visas have been revoked since President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and travel was signed January 27, government lawyers revealed Friday In a court session in Virginia. The number came in response to a ...
IRS lawyer who is an adjunct Georgetown law prof in charged in alleged meth conspiracy
The lawyer, Jack Vitayanon, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, according to a Justice Department press release issued on Wednesday. The New York Law Journal (sub. req.), Forbes, the Washington Post and Above the Law ...
Lawyer: Man Shot Former NFL Running Back In Self-Defense
(AP) — A lawyer for the man accused of fatally shooting Joe McKnight says his client shot the former NFL running back in self-defense. In an email sent to The Associated Press late Thursday, Matthew Goetz wrote that “information provided from our ...
Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman's lawyer says jail conditions 'excessive'
Reputed drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman isn't happy with jail conditions in America, his lawyers said Friday. Guzman wore dark blue prison garb during a status conference in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, where public defenders argued that ...
Lawyer-turned-stand-up comic eyes the world through Puerto Rican lens
800-424-0160, ext. 2; parking $5 cash. Castro joked that it was “mandated by his Puerto Rican parents to become a lawyer” and he shares his history from prosecutor to criminal defense lawyer to private practice. He is a licensed attorney in Florida ...
Lawyer for Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' says jail conditions 'excessive'
NEW YORK — Reputed drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman isn't happy with jail conditions in America, his lawyers said Friday. Guzman wore dark blue prison garb during a status conference in federal court in New York, where public defenders argued ...
Robert B. Harrison III, lawyer, dies
Robert B. Harrison III, a lawyer and former chairman of the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals, died Jan. 29. (HANDOUT). Frederick N. RasmussenContact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun. In 1979, Robert B. Harrison III was appointed counsel to the state ...
Philly lawyer convicted of aiding Baltimore drug ring
A Philadelphia attorney was convicted Thursday of laundering money for a multimillion-dollar drug ring based in Baltimore, according to federal prosecutors. J. Michael Farrell, 63, faces a maximum of 60 years in prison after a federal jury found him ...
Lawyers: Man shot former NFL running back in self-defense
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2012, file photo, New York Jets running back Joe McKnight watches from the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. Ronald Gasser, 55, of Terrytown, La., accused of killing ...
The Lawyer in Charge of Michael Jackson's Comeback
Bloomberg Businessweek's Devin Leonard reports on the IRS's attempt to collect taxes from the estate of pop singer Michael Jackson. He speaks to Carol Massar and Oliver Renick. (Source: Bloomberg) ...
Ex-beauty queen, Muslim lawyer to run for Orlando City Council
Orlando's 2017 elections have already drawn a crowd of candidates, including a former Miss America, the grandson of a longtime commissioner and a lawyer who could become the first Muslim American to serve on the City Council. Though voters won't go to ...
Justice Dept. lawyer says 100000 visas revoked under travel ban; State Dept. says about 60000
More than 100,000 visas have been revoked as a result of President Trump's ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, an attorney for the government asserted Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. The number came out during a hearing ...
Lawyer: Singapore teen seeking asylum detained until hearing
CHICAGO (AP) - A Singapore teen seeking asylum after blog posts mocking his government landed him jail will remain in U.S. custody until a Chicago immigration court hearing next month. Amos Yee's attorneys said Friday that immigration authorities ...
Lawyer: Singapore teen seeking asylum detained until hearing
CHICAGO – A Singapore teen seeking asylum after blog posts mocking his government landed him jail will remain in U.S. custody until a Chicago immigration court hearing next month. Amos Yee's attorneys said Friday that immigration authorities denied a ...
Bentley lawyer: Payments for Mason didn't violate law
MONTGOMERY (AP) — A lawyer for Gov. Robert Bentley is denying that his campaign fund violated the law by paying legal fees for a former aide with whom Bentley was accused of having an affair. Bentley attorney William Athanas says the roughly $9,000 ...
Anthony Garcia's lawyer wants more tax dollars to cover legal bills ...
Anthony Garcia's lawyer wants more tax dollars to cover legal bills ...
Notre Dame Football: National Labor Board Lawyer Says FBS Players At Private Colleges Are Employees
This determination sounds as if it would cause a cataclysmic ripple effect among all Notre Dame Fighting Irish athletics. But Fort Wayne-based labor lawyer Tony Stites said the memo - which is not law - was written by “a lame duck head of the National ...
Lawyer convicted of secretly filming teen girl undressing at fitness center
A Crystal Lake attorney was convicted of a child pornography charge Friday after a judge determined he secretly videotaped a teenage girl undressing. McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer said the video appeared to have been shot by a "voyeur" and ...
Constitutional? Local libertarians, lawyer gather to talk Trump immigration order
Imprevento, a former Navy JAG lawyer and libertarian, took aim at President Donald Trump's order and the administration's implementation of the order, running through some of the legal history in the immigration debate and why he was convinced Trump's ...
Lawyer: Iranian family thrilled baby to be treated in US - WBRC FOX6 News
(AP) - The family of an Iranian infant who was temporarily banned from coming to the United States for life-saving heart surgery is "overwhelmingly relieved and thrilled" the child will now be able to have the treatment, their lawyer said Saturday ...
Thanks To Trump, 'Lawyer' Is Now A Dream Job
Among all the activists, I also saw a man in a suit with a sign that said “Lawyer.” I cried. I hadn't gone to the airport with an agenda; I just knew that I couldn't stand what our new president had done. I'd left the law to write fiction after my ...