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Medical pot registration system violates rights, lawyer tells state Supreme Court
Medical pot registration system violates rights, lawyer tells state Supreme Court. On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, attorney Jacob Hafter argues before the Nevada Supreme Court that the state's medical marijuana registry violates constitutional rights ...
A conversation with Obama's top Interior lawyer
Tompkins has also been a professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law, chief counsel to New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and a trial lawyer in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under the ...
Lawyer asks jury to find San Antonio, police officer liable for
A lawyer for the family of Marquise Jones passionately asked a jury Wednesday morning to find the city of San Antonio and San Antonio police officer Robert Encina liable for the death of Jones, who was shot in the back in the parking lot of the Chacho ...
Officers face 'administrative action' in DWI case involving lawyer's daughter
LOCKPORT – A Niagara County Sheriff's Office lieutenant and a captain face what Undersheriff Michael J. Filicetti called an "administrative action" over a case in which a patrol deputy was advised not to charge the daughter of a prominent local ...
Lawyer: Judge Orders Damages in Massive Disability Scheme ...
Lawyer: Judge Orders Damages in Massive Disability Scheme ...
San Antonio lawyer and “case runner” are sentenced in scam - San ...
San Antonio lawyer and “case runner” are sentenced in scam - San ...
Mel B Huddles Up with Lawyer Over Belafonte Drama
Mel B beelined it for her attorney Wednesday, possibly with new evidence in her nasty divorce from Stephen Belafonte. She seemed determined heading into the office building after making a quick stop at her Bev Hills home ... where assistants removed a ...
Lawyer in Dunkin' butter case: $90k payout 'not actually profitable'
On the surface, it seems, something doesn't taste quite right about the proposed settlement in the class-action case of a central Massachusetts man who has sued over having butter substitute — instead of the real butter he'd ordered — on his Dunkin ...
Missouri House lawyer warns of bribery after donation email
JEFFERSON CITY • A Missouri House attorney is warning lawmakers to look out for bribery attempts after a recent email from a solar power company official offered donations while referencing legislation. The email, provided to The Associated Press, was ...
Lawyer: Bill Belichick was subpoenaed for Aaron Hernandez trial
Previously placed on the witness list for the ongoing double murder trial against former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, Patriots coach Bill Belichick supposedly received a subpoena to testify earlier this week. Lawyer Jose Baez, who represented ...
Lolis Elie, Lawyer Who Helped Desegregate New Orleans, Dies at 87
As a newly minted lawyer in the early 1960s, Mr. Elie found himself in the vanguard of a nascent movement to integrate downtown lunch counters and other public accommodations and to boycott stores in a black shopping district where blacks could get ...
Richmond shooting suspect Lawyer Dushan McBride, 'You got the wrong man'
Lawyer Dushan McBride was arrested Wednesday for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Rashanda Franklin. (KGO-TV). KGO. by Katie Utehs. Wednesday, April 05, 2017 05:23PM. RICHMOND, Calif. (KGO) --. There's relief Wednesday for a family in Richmond ...
Lawyer: Why is white Muslim getting better deal than Arab Muslim?
On paper, Sebastian Gregerson and Khalil Rayyan sound a lot alike, if their alleged crimes are any indication. Both are accused of supporting terrorist groups. Both allegedly had an affinity for guns and talked a lot about jihad. Both were stung by the ...
Judge to mull whether lawyer can quit Arpaio's contempt case
PHOENIX (AP) - Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is due in court Thursday for a hearing over whether his lead attorney can bow out of the lawman's criminal contempt-of-court case just weeks before his trial is scheduled to begin. Lawyer Mel McDonald hasn't ...
Lawyer for convicted murderer seeks review, bail after 25 years ...
Lawyer for convicted murderer seeks review, bail after 25 years ...
Stockman Says He Can't Afford a Lawyer
Steve Stockman, accused of helping to steal $800,000 in charitable contributions, told a federal magistrate Wednesday that he can no longer afford his boutique lawyers because he has only $17 in his bank account. Stockman, 60, who retired in 2014 after ...
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer claims Belichick subpoenaed, but didn't appear in court
Despite it being almost four years since former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was first charged with murder , and despite Hernandez already being convicted for one murder and serving a life sentence in prison, he remains on trail and the Patriots ...
Can changing how we measure lawyer performance unlock diversity?
Let's compare WWF to the game of being a lawyer, and specifically let's narrow the competition to the 30 or so law school grads every year who end up getting selected to be U.S. Supreme Court clerks compared to the other 470 “top” law schools' grads ...
Lawyer: Priest accused of embezzling $500000 is remorseful
PHILADELPHIA – The lawyer for a rector charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from a priest retirement home near Philadelphia says his client is remorseful and remains on the job. Federal prosecutors have charged Monsignor William A. Dombrow ...
Dayton attorney admitted to U.S. Supreme Court practice
RELATED: Lawyers will have a role in navigating opioid crisis. For admittance to the bar, attorneys must have an active state license, a certificate of good standing for three years, and statements from two sponsors, Dinsmore said. Members also have ...
Lawyer for CCU cheerleaders says suspension made on - WSPA.com
About a week after the entire Coastal Carolina University cheerleading squad was suspended indefinitely, a lawyer representing five of the cheerleaders says ...
Father charged in fire that killed son 'distraught,' lawyer says
UNION CITY -- The 26-year-old Union City man charged in an apartment fire that killed his son is not only distraught over the toddler's death, as any father would be, but pained by the criminal allegations that he played a role in the tragedy, his ...
Lawyer For Victims Of Fox Harassment: Trump Is Empowering Harassers
Lawyer For Victims Of Fox Harassment: Trump Is Empowering Harassers. Nancy Erika Smith: “How Dare He Call These Victims Of Sexual Harassment Liars? That Empowers Every Harasser Out There”. Video ››› 29 min 57 sec ago ››› MEDIA MATTERS ...
Lawyer for 9/11 workers skips out on $3.8M memorial donation
A lawyer whose firm reaped $150 million in taxpayer-funded fees while repping 10,000 Ground Zero workers tried to weasel out of making a $3.8 million donation to the site's memorial — even though his name is prominently displayed on its Founders Wall, ...
Vigil celebrates life of lawyer killed in Midtown shooting
Hyosub Shin/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Loved ones gather for a candlelight vigil for Trinh Huynh at the lobby of the 999 Building in Midtown Atlanta on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Huynh was shot Monday morning as she walked in Midtown. HYOSUB SHIN ...
Don't kill the Legal Services Corporation: Christian lawyer
The battle over the budget proposed by the Trump administration is just beginning, with hot debates over cuts to programs like the Public Broadcasting System. Unfortunately, one of the casualties getting less attention is the Legal Services Corporation ...
Lawyer jokes are rarer thanks to Donald Trump: Wes Henricksen (Opinion)
Then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates is pictured at the Justice Department in 2015. President Trump fired Yates in January after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend his first immigration order temporarily banning entry to United ...
Pharma bro Shkreli bids for separate trial, as he seeks to blame ex-lawyer for alleged crimes
Martin Shkreli won't learn his verdict in his criminal case on Friday, but what gets said during the day could make a big difference in what the verdict in his securities fraud case ultimately turns out to be. Shkreli, 33, is due to appear in federal ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Governor's report should be released
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted and lawmakers said they would ...
Google's lawsuit against Uber is a 'misfire' with 'no evidence,' Uber lawyer claims
In February, Google subsidiary Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber, claiming that the ridesharing company had stolen Waymo's intellectual property for its work on self-driving cars. The Waymo lawsuit contained bombshell allegations about widespread ...
A Robot for a Lawyer?
Paralegals sorting documents into piles is another matter. Computers can help sort. But reading potential documentary evidence and assessing its significance is a lawyer's personal responsibility and cannot be delegated to a machine (unless the client ...
Man posing as lawyer arrested on rape charge
Police records say a man, now in custody in Nashville, posed as a lawyer and took $800 from a woman whom he raped. Wayne A. Willemsen, 43, of Madison, is charged with rape and two counts of violating rules of the sex offender registry. He's listed on ...
Swimming Lessons For Baby Sharks, Practical Advice For New Lawyers
Q: I'm a freshman in High School, and I want to prepare to become an attorney. I have already done a bit of research, but there are still a few questions that I have (below). A: Excellent! You are preparing early! Being a lawyer can be fascinating and ...
Phil Harding helps you pick a lawyer
You'd spend hours searching for the best deal on a new TV or your next vacation, so why would you hire an attorney without doing some research? Colorado's Best Legal Expert says it happens all the time. Phil Harding has been a Super Lawyer six years in ...
Lawyer: Texas A&M WR facing indecent exposure charge was dealing with 'jock itch'
Texas A&M sophomore receiver Kirk Merritt was arrested in November on two misdemeanor counts of indecent exposure. By Ben Baby , Staff Writer Contact Ben Baby on Twitter: @Ben_Baby. A Texas A&M wide receiver who entered spring practice in ...
Shkreli's former lawyer claims to have knowledge of uncharged alleged crimes
A lawyer charged along with notorious pharmacy bro Martin Shkreli in an alleged securities fraud conspiracy has knowledge of other uncharged crimes committed by Shkreli that are known to prosecutors, the lawyer's own attorney said Friday. And the ...
lawyer accused of wire fraud
BRIDGEPORT — There was a time when Thomas Murtha was heralded as “one of the top civil litigation lawyers” in the country by Super Lawyers magazine. But all that passed in September when he resigned from the bar amid allegations that he ...
Lawyer: Woman did not choke teen during Disney fireworks show
The lawyer for a woman accused of choking a teenage girl during a fireworks display at Walt Disney World says he wants the charges dropped. Tabbatha Kaye Mature, 41 of New Baltimore, Michigan, was arrested Wednesday night on a felony child-abuse ...
Mount Vernon lawyer folds on demolition payment to 'zombie' contractor
A lawsuit accusing Mount Vernon of failing to pay a contractor for the controversial demolition of a "zombie" home posed a dilemma for the city law department and the administration of Mayor Richard Thomas. The administration wanted the work done to ...
Families in CO poisoning hire lawyer
NILES — The family of the boy who died from carbon monoxide poisoning at Quality Inn and Suites a week ago has gained legal representation. Attorney Ven Johnson of Johnson Law PLC announced Thursday he and his firm will represent the family of ...
Mel B Meets with Lawyer After Judge Shoots Down Request to Recover Alleged Sex Tapes
It's been a tough week for Melanie “Mel B” Brown, who filed her divorce from estranged husband Stephen Belafonte amidst allegations he beat, threatened and exploited her throughout their nearly 10-year marriage. But arriving at her lawyers office in ...
Texas A&M Player Kirk Merritt's Lawyer Provides Unbelievable Reason for Indecent Exposure Accusation
Merritt's lawyer Rick Davis issued a statement to the Chronicle in response to the accusations, arguing that "a bad case of jock itch" is the reason for his actions. "While Kirk is very embarrassed about this situation, and has apologized to the two ...
Obama White House Lawyer: Trump Must Address Airstrike Legality
Perhaps the Administration will look to support from international lawyers who are working to advance a well-crafted legal theory to support humanitarian intervention. But this is not a generally accepted exception to the U.N. Charter's limits on use ...
Jazz funeral for civil rights lawyer Lolis Edward Elie
Elie, a lawyer and leading figure in the civil rights movement whose clients included protestors, lunch counter sit-in participants, Freedom Riders and Black Panthers, died Tuesday. A funeral mass was said Saturday morning at St. Augustine Church in ...
Free 'Ask-a-Lawyer' event set for May 2 in Torrance
The South Bay Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service will sponsor its annual “Ask-A-Lawyer” program on May 2. The program in honor of Law Day will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Torrance Superior Court, 825 Maple Ave. Tables and chairs will be set ...
Deputies release photos of person of interest in Austin lawyer's death
Sheriff s deputies investigate Friday the suspicious death of Austin attorney Jim Short at a southwestern Travis County home. Posted: 6:52 p.m. Saturday, April 08, 2017. Highlights. Investigators released photos of person of interest, but no name, on ...
UPDATE: Woman didn't choke teen at Disney World, lawyer says
A woman accused of choking a teenage girl during the nightly fireworks show at Disney World's M...
Fox will investigate Bill O'Reilly harassment claims, lawyer says
Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, will open an investigation into sexual harassment claims against Bill O'Reilly, an attorney who represents one of his accusers said Sunday. The probe comes after Lisa Bloom, a civil rights attorney and ...
Kearney lawyer stays positive after becoming quadriplegic
In his absence, Kearney lawyer Tom Stewart, a deputy public defender, has served as Wirth's interim and runs the day-to-day operations. Wirth still reviews claims via email. "It gives me something to do," he said. As for Wirth's prognosis, it's ...
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