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No evidence accused bomber Ahmad Rahimi intended to kill police, lawyer says
ELIZABETH -- Accused bomber Ahmad Kahn Rahimi has been wrongly charged with serious crimes because the prosecutor is reacting to the emotions stirred up by the case, a defense attorney argued in court Monday. Union County Deputy Public Defender ...
Trump's Lawyer's Daughter Says Her Dad Doesn't Think She's 'Hot'
When Michael Cohen tweeted a photo of his daughter in lingerie on Sunday night, Twitter users were quick to call it “creepy,” especially when he followed up by asking if they were jealous. Cohen — who is Donald Trump's personal lawyer and is known for ...
Victim's divorce lawyer sees Zimmerman as suspect
BLOOMINGTON — When Pam Zimmerman's divorce lawyer heard her client had been fatally shot her first thought was to contact Bloomington police and share what she knew about Zimmerman's ex-husband, according to the lawyer's testimony Monday in ...
Judges grill lawyer defending Trump's travel ban
Federal appeals court judges on Monday grilled the government lawyer defending President Trump's temporary travel ban about whether it discriminated against Muslims solely based on their religion. The three-judge 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals panel ...
Brooklyn judge sanctions city lawyer over disastrous deposition
A Brooklyn federal magistrate judge objected to the 600 objections a lawyer made during a deposition, and now the city is going to pay for it. Assistant Corporation Counsel Amatullah Booth, a city lawyer, took defense to a new level when NYPD officer ...
Trump's top lawyer faces a giant cleanup job
As a businessman, Donald Trump has long leaned on lawyers to fix messes. As a president, he's giving his top White House lawyer an epic cleanup job. White House counsel Don McGahn is navigating the president through a Senate investigation into his ...
Lawyer: Some justice for teen executed 86 years ago
It was Lemon's great-grandfather, a defense lawyer named William H. Riley, who tried to keep Williams out of the electric chair. While last week's court action was welcome on one level, Lemon is still hoping to obtain full exoneration and, perhaps ...
Winston-Salem lawyer gets probation for failing to pay taxes
A Winston-Salem lawyer pleaded guilty to charges of failing to file North Carolina tax returns, according to a news release from the N.C. Department of Revenue. Cowles Liipfert, 79, of Englewood Drive, pleaded guilty May 10 in Wake District Court to ...
Trump Admin Lawyer Tries and Fails to Distinguish Travel Ban From ...
Trump Admin Lawyer Tries and Fails to Distinguish Travel Ban From ...
Travel-ban lawyer argues for 'Islamic' honor killings - WND.com
(BREITBART) The lawyer representing the State of Hawaii in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today has stated the collection of data with regards ...
Defense lawyer for PSU frat member disputes charges
Tom Kline, the lawyer representing Piazza's parents, Jim and Evelyn, said he believes the charges are justified. “Having read the grand jury report, we are confident that the district attorney has a basis to file charges against all of those who were ...
Lawyer who objected 600 times suddenly has nothing to say
A city lawyer couldn't keep quiet during a routine deposition — ​during which she objected more than 600 times – but ​she was virtually speechless Tuesday morning when ​The Post asked about her ​bizarre ​legal antics. Amatullah Booth, a senior ...
Four Unexpected Career Hacks From Big Law's Top Performers
These lawyers watched who made it to the top of the food chain and then, instead of simply mimicking those power players' strengths, they figured out how to supplement their weaknesses. The film "Jerry Maguire" coined the phrase, "You complete me ...
Zimmerman seen as suspect by ex-wife's lawyer | Local Crime ...
Zimmerman seen as suspect by ex-wife's lawyer | Local Crime ...
Top Five Reasons For Solo Or Small Firm Lawyer To Hire A Summer Associate
Business group Two weeks ago in this column, I griped about how many law school career offices did their students a disservice by making it impossible for solo and small firm lawyers to hire them for the summer. But it's also true that many solo and ...
Lawyer: Client Not Fit for Trial in Supermarket Stabbing | New York ...
Lawyer: Client Not Fit for Trial in Supermarket Stabbing | New York ...
Tajikistan: Travel Ban on Rights Lawyer
(Bishkek) – Tajik border guards on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border on May 14, 2017, prevented a prominent human rights lawyer from leaving the country, Human Rights Watch and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee said today. Tajik authorities should ...
The Latest: Civil Rights Lawyer Poised to Be Philadelphia DA
They include a Pakistani-American, a Cuban-American, a black Muslim and a white civil rights lawyer, Larry Krasner, who has defended Occupy Philadelphia and Black Lives Matter protesters. He also enjoys a nearly $1.5 million boost from liberal ...
Civil rights lawyer poised to become Philadelphia's next DA
A civil rights lawyer who has defended Black Lives Matter and Occupy Philadelphia protesters is poised to become Philadelphia's next district attorney. Larry Krasner has never worked as a prosecutor but benefited from a $1.5 million donation from ...
Ted Bundy's Lawyer Zac Efron as Killer Could be Epic ... If He Does it Right
Zac Efron taking on the role of Ted Bundy is such dead-on casting, it could be the role Zac is ultimately remembered for ... according to the man who defended the infamous serial killer. John Henry Browne, Bundy's lawyer in the '70s and early '80s ...
Chelsea Manning's Army lawyer quietly begins a new life in Syracuse
Syracuse, NY - Lawyer David Hammond arrived in Syracuse a year ago as a self-described "random dude on the street trying to find work." There's a tiny plaque outside a 12th floor office downtown bearing his name, beneath the Carden Dotzler lawyers' ...
Ted Bundy's lawyer: Zac Efron's a good choice to play his serial killer client
That would be John Henry Browne, Bundy's lawyer in the 1970s and 1980s. Browne told TMZ that Efron's background as a charming heartthrob gives him an edge, tapping into Bundy's persona — the smooth talking, good looking guy who seduced young ...
Relativity Bankruptcy: Court Staves Off Chapter 7 For Now After Lawyer Claims Prospect Of Investors
In a hearing this morning in New York bankruptcy court, arguments were heard whether to proceed with moving from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7 (liquidation). The result: A new hearing was set for August after lawyers for Ryan Kavanaugh said that there were ...
Gardner lawyer Mark Goldstein gets OK for judgeship - News ...
Gardner lawyer Mark Goldstein gets OK for judgeship - News ...
Former DOJ Lawyer Debunks Fox's Attack On Comey For Not Sharing Trump Memo Earlier
MELISSA FRANCIS (HOST): Michael, did [former FBI Director James] Comey have an obligation, if he felt like it was obstruction, to go to an ethics official, to go to Justice, to say or do something? MICHAEL ZELDIN: Well, a couple of things. First is, he ...
Time for the president to lawyer up, say legal experts
If President Trump wants to protect his own interests as the FBI and Congress move forward with investigations of possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, he should hire a private lawyer to advise him, according to six lawyers ...
Fulop did not act in 'bad faith' when he halted reval, lawyer says
NEWARK -- Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop did not act in bad faith when he scrapped the long-stalled property revaluation in 2013 and stopped paying the company hired to conduct the reval, an attorney working for the city argued in a state appellate ...
Lawyer wants to question Daley about top officials' Burge testimony
Most of the $1 million judgment went to his lawyers, with the rest going to the family of one of the slain officers. Although Daley has avoided testifying in Burge-related lawsuits, he spoke about the Wilson case in 2006 with Cook County special ...
Hermitage lawyer cross-examines former employee
BURLINGTON — A federal court jury heard a defense lawyer for the Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain focus on some salty and derogatory comments used by the former employee who is suing the private resort club on claims of unlawful discharge in ...
Hingham lawyer's license suspended for child-porn conviction
HINGHAM – Eight years after he was charged for possession of child pornography and a year after he was convicted, a Hingham lawyer's license to practice has been suspended. The state Board of Bar Overseers has temporarily suspended attorney Steven ...
Meet Robert Mueller, the former San Francisco lawyer chosen to lead the Trump-Russia investigation
Former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, appointed independent special prosecutor to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Wednesday, has long enjoyed respect from both Democrats and Republicans. Mueller, who took over the FBI a week ...
Lawyer for victims to name N.Y. priests who abused them
Lawyer for seven victims to identify New York priests who abused them as children. Lawyer for victims to name N.Y. priests who abused them. BY Stephen Rex Brown. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Updated: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 9:20 PM. facebook; Tweet ...
Lawyer: DCYF not turning over documents despite court order
Lawyer: DCYF not turning over documents despite court order. By DAVE SOLOMON State House Bureau. The attorney suing the Division for Children, Youth and Families on behalf of the grandparents of two abused children is calling on the state to stop ...
Trump's New Bank Regulator: Lawyer Who Helped Banks Charge More Fees
In the early 2000s, banks successfully sued to stop Iowa from limiting their ability to charge ATM fees to non-customers. They also fought off states' attempts to stop them from charging non-customers to cash checks drawn on the banks' accounts. In ...
Advisers Urge Trump to Hire an Outside Lawyer
WASHINGTON — Several White House advisers and personal associates of President Trump have urged him to hire an experienced outside lawyer to help him deal with issues arising from a surging controversy over whether his campaign had ties to Russia, ...
Need A Lawyer To Fight An Eviction? A New D.C. Program Provides One For Free
The committee set aside $4.5 million for a year-long pilot program that offers low-income residents a lawyer free of charge for eviction proceedings in the city's landlord-tenant court. Last year, the court handled 33,000 eviction cases. The bill ...
Trump's Advisers Are Urging Him To Hire An Outside Lawyer As Investigation Into Russia Moves Forward
Advisers are urging Donald Trump to hire an outside lawyer as the investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election — and whether there was collusion with his campaign staff — moves forward. According to what several people briefed on ...
Senate panel now says it has not received a subpoena response from Flynn's lawyer after chairman's contrary comments
The Senate Intelligence Committee corrected comments its chairman made early Thursday regarding fired national security advisor Michael Flynn, saying it had not received a response from Flynn's lawyer stating that he would not honor a subpoena for ...
Trump's associates were advising him to hire an outside lawyer even before a special prosecutor was named
President Trump's advisers and personal associates have been pushing for him to hire an outside lawyer to handle the escalating investigation into his ties with Russia, The New York Times reported Thursday. The urgings apparently preceded the Justice ...
Ex-Republican leader Dean Skelos deserves new trial, lawyer says
A lawyer for former Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos told three appeals judges on Thursday that he deserved a new trial on corruption charges based on a more demanding standard adopted by the U.S. Supreme Court but faced skeptical questions ...
The Latest: Family lawyer alleges Vegas officer misconduct
LAS VEGAS — The Latest on the death of an unarmed man who died after a struggle with a police officer outside a Las Vegas Strip casino (all times local):. 12:25 p.m.. The lawyer for the family of an unarmed man who died after a struggle with police ...
Mob boss fires his lawyer in alleged extortion case in NYC court
It did not go well for a wiseguy who tried to act as his own lawyer Thursday in Brooklyn federal court. Battista (Benny) Geritano was serving 12 years in state prison for a 2012 stabbing at a Brooklyn bar when the feds indicted him for mailing ...
Uber's top lawyer is taking a new job in the company
Uber's top lawyer is stepping aside from overseeing the company's day-to-day legal operations. Salle Yoo will become the company's Chief Legal Officer, company CEO Travis Kalanick wrote in an email to employees. Uber is now looking for a general ...
Trump needs private attorney to navigate complex probe, his ex-lawyer says
A longtime private attorney for President Trump said he has advised the White House that Trump should hire a “tough Washington lawyer” to help navigate an increasingly complex legal strategy in response to the special counsel investigation of alleged ...
Max B's Old Lawyer Gerald Saluti Indicted for Conspiracy, Theft - XXL
Max B's former lawyer is in some serious trouble. According to NJ.com, Gerald Saluti, was indicted on Wednesday (May 17) for being indicted for misusing ...
The Airport Lawyers Who Stood Up to Trump Are Under Attack
While the country has been fixated on President Trump's firings, leaks and outbursts involving the Department of Justice, that agency has itself been stealthily attacking our democracy by telling good lawyers to stop representing people. Four weeks ago ...
The Latest: Lawyer says Assange 'is happy today'
LONDON — The Latest on Swedish prosecutor ending investigation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (all times local):. 1:15 p.m.. Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer Per E. Samuelson says it is a “day of victory” for the WikiLeaks founder after Sweden's ...
Anthony Weiner expected to plead guilty in sexting investigation, lawyer says
Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner was expected to plead guilty in federal court in New York on Friday, months after U.S. prosecutors opened an investigation into his alleged "sexting" with a 15-year-old girl that eventually played a role in the U ...
Lawyer demands 100 million euros for Amri victims after government cover-up
Victims' lawyer Andreas Schulz on Friday accused the officials working for the Berlin state government of gross misconduct in the handling of the Anis Amri case and demanded significant compensation. It was revealed earlier this week that authorities ...
Army Reserve Lawyer to Challenge Peters in California
Army Reserve lawyer Omar Qudrat is expected to announce his candidacy against California Rep. Scott Peters. On his website, Qudrat, who has yet to officially announced, highlights his work as a civilian attorney in Afghanistan and as a reserve officer ...