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NGO demands lawyer access for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners
Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel wrote in a letter to Solicitor-General Osnat Mendel that since the hunger strike started on April 17, the prisoners' lawyers' requests to visits their clients have been systematically blocked ...
Dwyane Wade's ex can't sue her divorce lawyer behind closed doors, judge rules
Siohvaughn Funches, ex-wife of NBA star Dwyane Wade, protests her treatment in court in Daley Plaza on July 19, 2013. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune). Kim JanssenContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Dwyane Wade's ex-wife Siohvaughn ...
Lawyer says Aaron Hernandez didn't write suicide note to prison lover
In a statement released Tuesday, Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez, blasted that report while also adding that authorities were leaking information to "tarnish" his client's reputation. "Rumors of letters to a gay lover, in or out of prison, are false ...
Report: Texas A&M WR whose lawyer claimed 'jock itch' led to indecent exposure charge no longer on team
A Texas A&M wide receiver who recently found himself charged with indecent exposure is no longer on the team, according to a report. The Bryan Eagle reported Wednesday that Kirk Merritt was removed from the Aggie roster on Monday. The report cited an ...
Meet the Civil Rights Lawyer Shaking Up the Race for Philadelphia District Attorney
KRASNER: I didn't come out of law school to be a defense lawyer, I came out of law school to be a lawyer. I don't see it as that much different, because it's the prosecutor's job to seek justice. It's the defense's job to zealously advocate for the ...
Cosby, Daughter, Lawyer Speak Out as Sex Assault Trial Looms
Lawyers have told the trial judge that Cosby is legally blind, making it impossible to even identify women who said he sexually assaulted them over the past 50 years. The trial involves one accuser, former Temple University employee Andrea Constand ...
For Big Law Partners, a Trump Tax Giveaway?
Philip West, Steptoe & Johnson LLP's chairman and a notable tax lawyer in Washington, D.C., declined to cast judgment on the Trump proposal before a more detailed policy is unveiled. But he also said his partners wouldn't necessarily rejoice. Lawyers ...
Cosby, daughter, lawyer speak out as sex assault trial looms
Lawyers have told the trial judge that Cosby is legally blind, making it impossible to even identify women who said he sexually assaulted them over the past 50 years. The trial involves one accuser, former Temple University employee Andrea Constand ...
Lawyer: Prison officials denied Aaron Hernandez's request for cellmate
Hernandez's lawyer says no note was left to any inmate. Meanwhile, the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center remains on lockdown. Prison officials told the Boston Globe on Wednesday that the prison has been on lockdown — with inmates not allowed to ...
Cancer center founder's divorce drags on after lawyer misses court deadlines
Her lawyer, Elizabeth Felt Wakeman, has argued during the trial that her client is entitled to maintain the lifestyle she enjoyed during the marriage, which included multiple homes, private jets and parties with celebrities. Richard Stephenson's ...
Sullivan's lawyer: Clarkstown official recorded hearing
The disciplinary hearings involving accusations of illegal surveillance by Clarkstown's suspended police chief now include allegations that a town official surreptitiously recorded the proceedings. Richard Glickel, lawyer for suspended Police Chief ...
Slain lawyer's professional life may hold clues in 2009 Rolling Hills Estates murder
Investigators announced a $100,000 reward as well as new leads in the execution-style murder of a prominent lawyer in 2009. (KABC). KABC. By Chelsea Edwards. Wednesday, April 26, 2017 03:49PM. MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (KABC) --. Investigators ...
Meet the Media's Go-To Bush Lawyer for Trump Bashing
Almost always, news outlets identify Painter as Bush's former ethics lawyer or a University of Minnesota law professor. Rarely, do readers and viewers get a sense that Painter is something other than a Republican lawyer courageously blowing the whistle ...
Israeli lawyer sentenced to 7.5 years in jail for smuggling for Hamas
The Haifa District Court on Thursday sentenced an Israeli-Arab attorney to seven-and-a-half years in jail for using his privileged lawyer-status to smuggle illegal items and information for Hamas to Palestinian security prisoners. The court also fined ...
Lawyer: Stop using censorship to 'protect' free speech
Samantha Harris is the vice president of policy research for the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Censorship as a way to protect free speech? Not so fast. Ann Coulter announced Wednesday that she will not be speaking at the University of ...
Fiancee, lawyer: Aaron Hernandez's estate is currently worthless
BOSTON -- Court records show the estate of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez currently has a dollar value of zero. The former New England Patriots tight end killed himself last week in prison. Hernandez's fiancée and her lawyer said in an affidavit filed ...
Education For All In Cuba: My Tour Guide Is A Lawyer
Our tour guide, a young mother, was a lawyer fluent in Spanish, German and English. Her income as a lawyer would be the equivalent of about 300 pesos, or 15 Cuban CUC, which is less than $25 a month. As a tour guide for Americans and Europeans, she ...
Meet the Brash and Brilliant Lawyer Who Won't Leave Ed Murray Alone
In a court filing Tuesday, lawyers representing Murray asked for financial sanctions against Beauregard for allegedly misfiling court documents for the purpose of grabbing media attention, failing to file subpoena notices to the defense council before ...
Lawyer: 'Infowars' Host Jones Often Acts Like 'Cult Leader'
Lawyer: 'Infowars' Host Jones Often Acts Like 'Cult Leader'. A lawyer for the ex-wife of right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says the radio personality is a "cult leader" who's turning their children against his former wife ...
Elizabeth Thomas Ate Wildflowers to Survive and Was in 'Fragile' Condition While Missing: Lawyer
Friday marks one week since Elizabeth Thomas was reunited with her family after her alleged abduction at the hands of former teacher Tad Cummins. Now, as the 15-year-old receives counseling and Cummins, 50, sits in jail awaiting extradition, details ...
Bush ethics lawyer: Trump should strip Flynn of military title
The top ethics lawyer under former President George W. Bush on Thursday said that President Trump should strip his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, of his military title. Richard Painter, who served as Bush's chief ethics lawyer from ...
House lawyer accuses Schock prosecutors of illegally taking House records
The top lawyer for the House of Representatives is accusing federal prosecutors of orchestrating "an apparent theft" of House records in connection with the investigation into former Rep. Aaron Schock, who was indicted last November on expense and ...
Former 'Bachelor' Chris Soules Lawyers Up After Fatal Car Accident
Two days after Chris Soules was involved in a fatal car accident, leaving one dead, the former star of “The Bachelor” has obtained a legal team to represent him in the tragic case, Variety has learned. Soules, who starred on the ABC dating series in ...
Prominent lawyer charged with wife's murder
McIver's lawyer, Steve Maples, said his client has passed polygraph tests and has cooperated fully with police and the district attorney's office. “The indictment of Tex McIver is baseless and a blatant attempt to turn an accident into a homicide ...
Demetrio, lawyer for dragged United passenger, is highflying aviation attorney
Thomas Demetrio, the Chicago personal injury lawyer who negotiated an undisclosed settlement with United Airlines in its passenger-dragging incident, is no stranger to holding airlines accountable. Well-known in legal circles, Demetrio, 69, has been in ...
Aaron Schock case: Top lawyer for House alleges feds used 'improper investigative tactics'
(CNN) The top attorney for the US House of Representatives is now weighing in on the legal fight over how federal agents handled the investigation of former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, raising "serious concern about improper investigation tactics ...
China Sentences Prominent Rights Lawyer in Closed Trial
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court announced on Friday it had sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to a three year suspended jail sentence for subverting state power, after a closed-door trial. President Xi Jinping has tightened the state's grip ...
Lawyer for Berkeley Republicans: University Engaged in 'Clear Censorship'
Harmeet Dhillon, the San Francisco lawyer representing the group, told Fox Business on Thursday that the university's actions were a case of "clear censorship." The free speech standards at Berkeley are that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran was able to go ...
China convicts Christian lawyer of subverting state power
BEIJING – A Chinese court says it has convicted a prominent Christian human rights lawyer of subverting state power and sentenced him to three years' imprisonment, suspended for four years. Li Heping was one of hundreds detained in July 2015 in a ...
Arkansas inmate convulses during execution, prompting calls for investigations
Williams' lawyers had said he had sickle cell trait, lupus and brain damage, and argued the combined maladies could subject him to an exceptionally painful execution in violation of the U.S. Constitution. They argued Arkansas' "one size fits all ...
China convicts Christian lawyer of subverting state power
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese court has convicted a prominent Christian human rights lawyer on charges of subverting state power and sentenced him to three years in prison, with the sentence suspended for four years, the court said Friday. Li Heping was ...
After a Flurry of News, Assange's Lawyer Is Still Waiting to Hear From the Justice Department
More than a week after reports that the US government is preparing criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and other members of his organization, a lawyer for Assange says he's received no information about what the government wants ...
Chinese Rights Lawyer, Li Heping, Gets Suspended Prison Sentence
The lawyer, Li Heping, who has been in detention since 2015, received a four-year reprieve, a court in the port city of Tianjin said in a statement. That means he will not have to serve the sentence if he stays out of legal trouble during that time ...
Arkansas Execution of Kenneth Williams 'Horrifying': Lawyer
CUMMINS UNIT, Arkansas — The lawyer of a convicted killer who was put to death by lethal injection Thursday has demanded an investigation after his client repeatedly convulsed during the "horrifying" execution. Media witnesses reported "coughing, ...
Mom killer is too dangerous to put in prison: lawyer
A lawyer representing a “psychotic” woman convicted of brutally slaying her mom went on a crazed rant of his own after she was found guilty on Thursday, claiming that his client, Sarra Gilbert, is so murderous, a prison cell will never be able to ...
Arkansas execution of Kenneth Williams 'horrifying': lawyer
CUMMINS UNIT, Arkansas — The lawyer of a convicted killer who was put to death by lethal injection Thursday has demanded an investigation after his client repeatedly convulsed during the "horrifying" execution. Media witnesses reported "coughing, ...
Christopher Lawyer, rapist barred from relocating to Jamestown, will now live in Longmont
Lawyer initially petitioned to live in the Bar K neighborhood near Jamestown upon his release from prison this week, but that move was met with strong opposition from Jamestown residents saying the remoteness of the town meant it had limited cell ...
Lawyer for man charged in internet cafe killing blames victim | New ...
Lawyer for man charged in internet cafe killing blames victim | New ...
The Latest: Menendez lawyer says senator will be vindicated
Dr. Salomon Melgen holds hands with his wife, Flor, as he leaves the federal courthouse with family and friends after arriving for a jury question Friday, April 28, 2017. Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was ...
Lawyer: Portland homicide suspect may have mental health issues
SINTON — A man accused of killing his father and setting fire to the family's home may have mental health issues, his defense lawyer told a judge Friday. Andres "Andy" Mushel, 23, appeared before State District Judge Starr Bauer in his first court ...
Tennessee Amber Alert: Kidnapped teen ate flowers out of hunger ...
Tennessee Amber Alert: Kidnapped teen ate flowers out of hunger ...
Chris Soules Lawyers Gunning for Media In Fatal Car Crash Case
Chris Soules' lawyers are going after the Sheriff's Dept. and prosecutors, clearly trying to establish they're in bed with the media by leaking damaging information about Chris that could affect his right to a fair trial. Lawyers for "The Bachelor ...
Famed Houston Lawyer Richard 'Racehorse' Haynes Dies at 90
"I remember how aggravated I was at him for two years running," the Fort Worth lawyer told the Star-Telegram. "He was a very formidable adversary. He was a showman. Those were the days when lawyers had a little more latitude to mouth off and try their ...
Saturday Is Ask a Lawyer Day in Illinois
Anyone in Illinois with a question about a legal matter can consult a lawyer - at no cost - during the 36th Annual Ask A Lawyer Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The event is sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) in cooperation with ...
Lawyer's advice for a divided nation: Speak, listen and love your ...
Lawyer's advice for a divided nation: Speak, listen and love your ...
Lawyer: Client suspects drug link to Aaron Hernandez's suicide
The close jailhouse friend of Aaron Hernandez said he wouldn't be surprised if synthetic marijuana had some part in the disgraced Patriots' suicide in his prison cell, according to his lawyer. Larry Army Jr., who represents 22-year-old Kyle Kennedy ...
DNC Lawyer Admits They Weren't Required to be Impartial Between Clinton, Sanders
But one DNC lawyer's argument actually tries to justify the party's right to be biased on behalf of one primary candidate over another, according to an article from The Young Turks. In other words, they could have chosen their nominee over cigars in a ...
Christopher Lawyer, rapist barred from Jamestown, won't stay in Longmont either
Christopher Lawyer, a convicted rapist who was barred from living in Jamestown last week, will not be staying in Longmont either. Longmont police announced on Saturday that Christopher Lawyer, 42, a rapist deemed to be a "sexually violent predator ...
Trump's top candidate for N.Y. prosecutor angered U.S. lawyers in ...
Trump's top candidate for N.Y. prosecutor angered U.S. lawyers in ...
Burroughs honored as Super Lawyer
“Shane is well deserving of this recognition by Super Lawyers,” firm co-founder Lewis Lanier said. “He has thoughtfully and passionately represented the people of Orangeburg and all across South Carolina for nearly 15 years, resulting in millions of ...