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Fifth Circuit To Lawyer: Answer The Damn Question
So who was in the right in this case? To set the stage, federal defender William Hersmesmeyer was fined $500 by Judge John McBryde of the Northern District of Texas. His offense, as described by the Houston Chronicle: After giving an extended answer ...
Iraq torture case lawyer Martyn Day 'did not breach code of conduct'
A lawyer accused of improperly pursuing torture claims against British troops in Iraq has denied breaching his professional code of conduct. Martyn Day, co-founder of law firm Leigh Day, and solicitor Sapna Malik deny 19 misconduct charges. A tribunal ...
China Court Says Lawyer Retracts Torture Charge; Wife Calls Trial a Farce
BEIJING—A Chinese court published a civil-liberties lawyer's confession to subversion and retracting of allegations of police torture, at a trial his wife said was a farce and rights groups said cast light on tactics authorities used to discredit ...
Lawyer for former Boca teacher accused of kissing students says evidence will prove his innocence
Boca police arrested the former Somerset Academy teacher in February for kissing two young students. Kornbluth's lawyer, Kristine Rosendahl, argued the evidence doesn't back it up. “We want to be able to see all of the evidence and evaluate it because ...
Lawyer to United: 'This case is about more than 1 rabbit'
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - United Airlines hasn't explained why a giant rabbit died after being flown from London to Chicago or why it had the animal cremated within hours of his death, a lawyer for the rabbit's buyers said Monday, announcing possible ...
In Reversal, Chinese Lawyer Confesses, and Rights Groups Denounce His Trial
BEIJING — Before the Chinese human rights lawyer stood trial for subversion, he wrote a letter saying he would confess to such charges only if he was tortured. But on Monday, the lawyer, Xie Yang, appeared at court a drastically altered man. He had ...
Lawyer accused of killing ex's dog could get 4 years in prison
Pastor's lawyers have claimed that Snoopy was somehow injured as Pastor and his ex, Taly Russell, had sex under a tree in Riverside Park on Aug. 4, 2016, ​when the couple left her tied to a fence some yards away. Lead defense attorney Gerald Lefcourt ...
The Lawyer's Role In Advancing Corporate Responsibility And Sustainability: Takeaways From Berkeley Law's Inside ...
The Lawyer's Role In Advancing Corporate Responsibility And Sustainability: Takeaways From Berkeley Law's Inside ...
IDF Appeals Court judge to Azaria lawyer: You are making useless arguments
In a sign that the Hebron shooter's appeal is not going well, IDF Appeals Court Judge Zvi Segel on Monday took the unusual step of reprimanding Elor Azaria's defense lawyer, Yoram Sheftel, for not using more effective arguments in his defense. Segel ...
Lawyer for Fox News accusers says Sky deal must be blocked
A lawyer representing women who have accused some of Fox News' biggest figures of harassment says it would be "irresponsible" of British regulators to allow parent company 21st Century Fox's acquisition of pay-TV group Sky. Lisa Bloom and her client, ...
Judges press Trump's lawyer on intent of travel ban reboot
RICHMOND, Va. — A panel of judges repeatedly questioned President Donald Trump's lawyer Monday over the intent of the second iteration of a blocked travel ban, challenging the acting solicitor general to answer for the administration's rhetoric for ...
Trump's revised travel ban had unconstitutional 'religious purpose,' ACLU lawyer tells appeals court in Richmond
"His purpose was a religious purpose," and violated the Establishment Clause in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which bars establishment of religion, ACLU lawyer Omar Jadwat told 13 judges hearing the case in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...
Former Montco defense lawyer gets up to 30 years for raping client
Cirillo had pleaded guilty to charges in the case last year, but later withdrew his plea and asked for a trial. In February, a jury convicted him of rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. His lawyer, Nino Tinari, said Monday he plans to ...
Lawyer to judge: Don't let state raid jobless fund
LANSING — A judge should block the State of Michigan from taking $10 million from an Unemployment Insurance Agency fund to balance the state budget until refunds are paid to tens of thousands of residents falsely accused of unemployment insurance ...
Lawyer: Stabbings self-defense | Boston Herald
FATAL ATTACK: Jeremy Robin, 19, of Milford is arraigned yesterday in Milford District Court after two stabbings Sunday that left one man dead and another ...
Christopher Lawyer, convicted rapist spurned by nearby towns, met ...
Christopher Lawyer, convicted rapist spurned by nearby towns, met ...
China Rights Lawyer Recants Torture Allegations in High Profile Case
In allegations that were leaked to the public earlier this year through his lawyers, Xie alleged he was punched and kicked, and that authorities threatened to turn him into an invalid. The allegations spurred 11 countries to send letters to China ...
Lawyer asks judge to throw out conviction of Aaron Hernandez
A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez has asked a judge to erase the former NFL player's conviction in a 2013 murder. The former New England Patriots tight end hanged himself in his prison cell last month while serving a life sentence in the killing of ...
Lawyer: Milford stabbings self-defense
MILFORD — A teen accused of assault and battery after a stabbing left one man mortally wounded in the middle of the street and another in critical condition was just defending himself, his lawyer argued. Jeremy Robin, 19, stood with his head bowed ...
Lawyer, soldier, activist, president: Who is Moon Jae-in?
The projected winner of South Korea's presidential election is a former special forces soldier, pro-democracy activist and human rights lawyer. An exit poll forecast a landslide victory for left-leaning Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party, giving him ...
Lawyer: Shaniya Davis' killer is owed a new trial
Lawyers and spectators wait for the state Supreme Court justices to convene oral arguments in the Shaniya Davis murder case on Tuesday at the Historic Chowan County Courthouse in Edenton. [Paul Woolverton/The Fayetteville Observer] ...
Teresa Giudice's Lawyer Addresses Potential Parole Violations: Read the Statement
Teresa Giudice's lawyer, James Leonard, addressed the Real Housewives of New Jersey star's potential parole violations in a statement to Us Weekly. Real Housewives' Kids, Then And Now Teresa Giudice poses before the Tumbler & Tipsy by Michael ...
Lawyer convicted of beating ex-girlfriend's dog to death
A corporate lawyer was convicted Tuesday of beating to death his girlfriend's poodle as his mother burst into sobs in the gallery. Anthony Pastor, who had a defense team of three lawyers, shook his head in disbelief as the foreman read the guilty ...
ACLU lawyer: Travel ban would be constitutional if a different president had ordered it
An American Civil Liberties Union lawyer argued before a federal court of appeals that the central reason the White House's proposed travel freeze is unconstitutional is because President Donald Trump is the one who ordered it. For more than two hours ...
Family of slain Dallas lawyer Tobolowsky wins $5.5 million in defamation suit
The wife and sons of slain Dallas attorney Ira Tobolowsky have been awarded $5.5 million in a defamation suit that Tobolowsky filed before his death. Tobolowsky had sued Steven Aubrey and his partner, Brian Vodicka, in 2015. The case was the extension ...
Former Lawyer Gets 3 Years In Prison For Stealing From Clients
A former Fairfield lawyer was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for stealing nearly $1 million from several elderly clients. John O'Brien, 53, stole the money between April 2011 and June 2015, according to the U.S. attorney's office. O ...
Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Now Denies He Was Tortured
In a surprising move, a Chinese human rights lawyer has withdrawn earlier claims that he was tortured while in detention. Lawyer Xie Yang rejected the claims in a court appearance on Monday in the Chinese city of Changsha. He instead admitted guilt to ...
Comey Firing 'Worse Than Watergate': White House Ethics Expert ...
Comey Firing 'Worse Than Watergate': White House Ethics Expert ...
Top lawyer, airport board chair Bill Robinson dies
William (Bill) Robinson III, who was a member-in-charge with Cincinnati's second-largest law firm and former chairman of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport's board, has died. Robinson died around 1 p.m. Tuesday at age 72 after about ...
Lawyer: Police Interview Was 'Excessive Friendliness' | Maine News ...
Lawyer: Police Interview Was 'Excessive Friendliness' | Maine News ...
Prominent Chinese Rights Lawyer Returns Home After Near Two-Years' Detention
BEIJING (Reuters) - Prominent Chinese rights lawyer Li Heping has returned to his Beijing home after being held for nearly two years amid a sweeping clamp-down on civil society, his former lawyer said on Wednesday. Li, who once defended practitioners ...
Meet the Massachusetts lawyer behind a campaign to impeach ...
Meet the Massachusetts lawyer behind a campaign to impeach ...
Chinese Rights Lawyer Finally Returns Home, 'Thin And Gray'
A Chinese rights lawyer detained in a nationwide crackdown in July 2015 has finally been allowed to return home following his release from jail after he was found guilty of subversion charges, his wife told RFA. Li Heping was sentenced to three years' ...
Drew Peterson's former lawyer Joel Brodsky back in hot water with federal judge
Drew Peterson's cantankerous former attorney Joel Brodsky is back in hot water — and a federal judge's patience seems to be wearing thin. Brodsky, who found fame as the goatee-bearded advocate for convicted murderer Peterson, has long had a knack for ...
Bush's ethics lawyer: Comey's firing is 'worse than Watergate'
President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey is a scandal worse than Watergate, and represents an abuse of power, according to George W. Bush's chief ethics lawyer. "Of course it's worse than Watergate," Richard Painter told CNBC. "[In] Watergate ...
Two Kasowitz Litigators Join McKool Smith in NY
Johnson was one of the lead Kasowitz lawyers that represented the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which serves as the conservator for mortgage financers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, in litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis. Kasowitz's work ...
Lawyer: Passenger didn't know bag contained rifle
SALEM — Emmanuel Rodriguez Shonyo's lawyer says prosecutors can't prove his client knew the bag in the Mazda he was riding in last summer contained a high-powered semiautomatic rifle and ammunition. But even if they couldn't — a point prosecutor ...
White House Lawyers Warned Trump: Stay Away From Michael Flynn
White House lawyers have had to warn President Donald Trump repeatedly against reaching out to his fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, two people familiar with the matter tell The Daily Beast. Trump, angered by press coverage of the Russia ...
IDF's top lawyer comes out of closet
One criticism from Azaria's lawyers has been that pretrial comments by then-defense minister Moshe Ya'alon, Chief-of-Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and the IDF Spokesperson's Unit infected the trial and caused various witnesses to turn against Azaria in ...
Lawyer Says Hartford Far From Ready To Seek Bankruptcy ...
Lawyer Says Hartford Far From Ready To Seek Bankruptcy ...
Cellino & Barnes breaking up? Upstate NY lawyer suing longtime partner
Upstate NY lawyer suing longtime partner. Cellino and Barnes. Cellino & Barnes is a Western New York-based law firm with offices in Rochester, NYC, L.A., San Francisco and San Diego. (Video still). Print Email · Geoff Herbert | [email protected] ...
Lawyer: Black plaintiffs likely to appeal Gardendale school system formation
Black plaintiffs in the 52-year-old Jefferson County school desegregation case will likely appeal a federal judge's ruling that allows Gardendale to form its own school system, a lawyer says. U.W. Clemon told AL.com that he had argued again to U.S ...
White House unaware of deputy lawyer's 'threat to quit over Comey'
The White House says it is unaware whether the deputy attorney general threatened to quit after he was blamed for the FBI chief's sacking. Rod Rosenstein reportedly was on the verge of resigning after the White House cast him as the prime catalyst to ...
Trump's lawyers reportedly trying to stop him from getting in touch with Michael Flynn
Heading off another instance of very bad optics, perhaps, President Donald Trump's lawyers are struggling to keep him from "reaching out" to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to the Daily Beast. Two in-the-know sources ...
Lawyer asks that Fox News harassment victims be allowed to go public with their stories
Douglas Wigdor, the attorney representing 21 Fox News employees alleging they were subjected to racial discrimination and sexual harassment, asked that previous victims who received settlements from the company be freed from confidentiality agreements ...
'Cherry King' family plans to challenge tossed lawsuit: lawyer
In papers submitted Thursday, lawyer Richard Luthmann wrote that he intended to challenge Brooklyn Federal Judge Leo Glasser's April 13 order, which called the family's suit “preposterous.” The complaint had charged that the city and NYPD should have ...
No good lawyer would have let Trump give Lester Holt this interview
President Trump's interview with Lester Holt was so politically and legally problematic, one must assume no one with a year of law school under his belt would have recommended Trump do it. As The Post summarizes: In the interview, Trump made clear it ...
Steven Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner comes under scrutiny
MANITOWOC, Wis. — Is Steven Avery's high-profile post-conviction lawyer Kathleen Zellner all bluster? It's been 17 months since the suburban Chicago lawyer took Twitter by storm. She vowed to prove Avery's innocence in the Oct. 31, 2005, death of ...
US Envoys Help Chinese Human Rights Lawyer's Family Stage Prison Escape
U.S. diplomats staged a rare intervention to rescue the family of a human rights lawyer imprisoned in China. Whether this means a more muscular U.S. human rights policy towards China remains to be seen. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ...
Florida lawyer, neighbor charged with insider trading
A Florida lawyer and his neighbor were arrested on Thursday on charges that they engaged in a nearly $1 million insider trading scheme using information the attorney improperly obtained from his law firm's databases, prosecutors said. Walter "Chet ...