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Lawyer for Tortured Detainees: US Created ISIS Through Misguided Detention, Interrogation Policies
We speak with Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, about an often overlooked footnote in the history of ISIS. Kadidal says the group's mix of people with religious and battlefield experience was "pulled ...
Lawyer challenging Trump's travel ban celebrates president's morning tweets
The lawyer representing the state of Hawaii in the case challenging President Trump's travel ban celebrated the president's tweets Monday, saying lawyers for the plaintiffs "don't need the help" of the president "but will take it." "Its kinda odd to ...
N.J. lawyer censured for using firm's name during suspension
A New Jersey lawyer was censured for continuing to use his firm's name during a suspension so he could receive referrals from insurance companies, the Disciplinary Review Board of the Supreme Court of New Jersey announced. Jared Elliot Stolz, a ...
Eric C. Conn, Center of $550M Social Security Fraud, Disappears
Daytime television is teeming with cringe-worthy ads for local attorneys. But in eastern Kentucky, disability lawyer Eric C. Conn truly cut through the noise. You might say he turned bad TV promos into an art form. Where to begin? There's the one where ...
Lawyer: Confusion leads to refugee charged with hitting kids
A lawyer for a refugee from the Congo accused of beating her two children with a broomstick says her experience in the justice system has been marked by miscommunication and a lack of information. But authorities say her actions went well beyond any ...
Bill Cosby Rape Trial: Lawyers Clash In Day 1 Arguments
“Halfway around the world and now the pants are off,” the aggressive lawyer said over and over in reference to how he believes a “lie” can distort what actually happened between Constand and Cosby more than a decade ago. “Don't leave your common ...
Feds bag key witness in Macomb corruption case
Detroit — Federal prosecutors could secure a damaging witness Monday afternoon in the Macomb County corruption scandal if a former public official is “dumb enough” to take the case to trial, a lawyer said. Angelo Selva of Macomb Township is scheduled ...
Lawyer wants gun charge against ex-Rutgers football star dropped
ELIZABETH -- A lawyer for a former Rutgers University football star and NFL player said his client is facing a gun charge even though prosecutors have no evidence to support their case. Attorney Josh McMahon, who represents Khaseem Greene, requested ...
Man shot Chappaqua doctor to expose fraud: Lawyer
Hengjun Chao is not disputing that he shot Dr. Dennis Charney in Chappaqua last summer. What he's arguing is that he shot his former boss to expose what he says is fraudulent research. That was the claim Chao's lawyer, Stewart Orden, made today during ...
Marian Berkett, Louisiana's oldest lawyer, dies at 104
Marian Mayer Berkett, a New Orleans lawyer whose career spanned seven decades, died Sunday (June 4) at her New Orleans home. She was 104. Ms. Berkett, who became a lawyer when few women did so, practiced for 72 years at Deutsch Kerrigan ...
Mitchell Berger, prominent Fort Lauderdale lawyer, considering campaign for Florida attorney general
One of Fort Lauderdale's most prominent behind-the-scenes Democrats, lawyer Mitchell Berger, said Monday he's contemplating running for Florida attorney general next year. For decades, Berger has been a major Democratic Party fundraiser. He's helped ...
How would you like to be Trump's lawyer in the travel ban case?
The journey for Justice Department lawyers defending the ban began last January, when travelers suddenly found themselves blocked from entering the country following Trump's first executive order banning entry to people from seven Muslim-majority ...
Minnesota policeman feared for life in fatal traffic stop: lawyer
The Minnesota policeman who shot and killed a black motorist last year feared for his life and was simply trying to protect himself, his lawyer said on Monday at the start of the officer's trial on second-degree manslaughter charges. The killing ...
The Latest: Lawyers: Man Is Scapegoat in Oakland Fire Deaths
Lawyer Says Families Pleased With Charges for Warehouse Fire. The lead attorney representing relatives of half of people who died in a massive warehouse fire says the families are pleased with criminal charges filed against the men who authorities say ...
Mischa Barton's Lawyer Declares 'Victory' in 'Revenge Porn' Case
Mischa Barton's “revenge porn” lawsuit has ended in “victory,” according to her lawyer, Lisa Bloom. In March, reports emerged that a sex tape involving Barton was being shopped to porn outlets, and the former “O.C.” actress fired back by filing a ...
Las Vegas attorney in 'real monetary bind' after lawyer withdraws in criminal case
Alexis Plunkett, a criminal defense attorney facing a dozen felony charges for providing a cell phone to inmates at the Clark County Detention Center, appears in court with her attorney Robert Langford at the Regional Justice Center on Monday, June 5 ...
Marc Kasowitz, 'Toughest of the Tough Guys,' Stands Beside Trump
That would be Marc E. Kasowitz, Mr. Trump's recently appointed outside lawyer, a longtime counsel to the president who was hired to defend him in these latest circumstances should the need arise. Inside the White House — and throughout Washington ...
Bill Cosby's lawyer attacks one accuser as sex assault trial opens
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyer asked jurors Monday not to view him as a fallen celebrity on trial in a sexual assault case, but as a flawed man “whose infidelities have made him vulnerable” to these types of accusations. Cosby, 79, the ...
'The Quiet Man': The Powerful Conservative White House Lawyer In The Middle Of It All
By day, Don McGahn is a straight-laced lawyer, but by night, he's a long-haired rocker. In the White House drama that occupies almost every news day — from the firing of the FBI director, to the Russia probe, to the controversial travel bans — there ...
Lawyer: 3 men who probed Ivanka Trump shoemaker detained
A lawyer for one of three activists detained while investigating a Chinese company that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands in China said Tuesday that all three men were being held at the Ganzhou City Detention Center in southeastern China ...
Cosby's lawyer attacks 1 accuser as sex assault trial opens
Bill Cosby's lawyer asked jurors Monday not to view him as a fallen celebrity on trial in a sexual assault case, but as a flawed man "whose infidelities have made him vulnerable" to these types of accusations. Cosby, 79, the champion of fatherhood and ...
Judge Leticia Astacio fires attorney Ed Fiandach via text from sister
Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has fired her lawyer. Ed Fiandach, her lawyer, said he was dismissed via a text message from Astacio's sister late Monday night and that he learned of the development when he looked at his phone Tuesday ...
Danbury State's Attorney: Lawyer Found Shot In Overturned Car ...
Danbury State's Attorney: Lawyer Found Shot In Overturned Car ...
Trump taps lawyer who left the Bush administration for being too authoritarian for top Navy job
Charles “Cully” Stimson left the Bush administration in disgrace. He's now poised to become the Navy's top lawyer. In January of 2007, while serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, Stimson suggested that corporate clients ...
Tracy Morgan's Lawyer Denies $90 Million Payout in Walmart Suit – and Says Forcing Him to Testify Would Make Him ...
Tracy Morgan's Lawyer Denies $90 Million Payout in Walmart Suit – and Says Forcing Him to Testify Would Make Him ...
Accuser's mother bolsters story Cosby drugged, assaulted her
A woman's claim that Bill Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at a Los Angeles hotel over two decades ago was bolstered by her mother and a workers' compensation attorney Tuesday, then quickly undermined by the comedian's lawyers on Day 2 of his ...
Perkins Coie lawyer Bobbie Wilson on Uber firings: “We were very dogged” in investigating misbehavior and it's still ...
Perkins Coie lawyer Bobbie Wilson on Uber firings: “We were very dogged” in investigating misbehavior and it's still ...
Lawyer: 3 Men Who Probed Ivanka Trump Shoemaker Detained
(Newser) – A lawyer for one of three activists detained while investigating a Chinese company that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump in China said Tuesday that all three men were being held at the Ganzhou City Detention Center in southeastern China, ...
Embattled NY judge fires her lawyer via text from sister
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A Rochester City Court judge, taken Monday from the courthouse in handcuffs, fired her lawyer later that day via a text message from her sister. Lawyer Ed Fiandach, who had been representing Judge Leticia Astacio in the twists and ...
Man killed at Atherton Caltrain crossing was a Menlo Park lawyer
According to the website legallyindia.com, Kapoor “inspired a generation of Indian lawyers who went abroad.” The site said Kapoor was the head of the India group at the firm Davis Polk, “one of the first of a new generation of Indian-trained lawyers to ...
Woman told suicidal boyfriend to kill himself for attention: lawyer
In dozens of text messages and telephone calls, Michelle Carter, then 17, repeatedly urged Conrad Roy III, 18, to kill himself, prosecutor Maryclare Flynn said in opening statements at Carter's jury-waived trial. Roy was sitting in his pickup in the ...
Trump Names BP Oil Spill Lawyer, Climate Policy Foe as Top DOJ ...
Trump Names BP Oil Spill Lawyer, Climate Policy Foe as Top DOJ ...
Wallingford lawyer accused of buying heroin from client
WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH)–A Wallingford lawyer is facing charges, accused of buying heroin from one of his clients. Police said 68-year-old criminal defense lawyer James McCann, bought the drug from client 39-year-old Heather McKee. They said she ...
Why Insurance Lawyer Grounded FAA's Drone Registry
John Taylor didn't like the idea of being forced by the Federal Aviation Administration to register his drones. The requirement was “authoritarian,” the Maryland attorney said, and wouldn't deter reckless fliers. So the aviation law novice — he works ...
White House lawyers face a Clinton-era legal trap in Russia probe
President Donald Trump's decision to rely on an outside lawyer as he confronts multiple Russia probes may help him avoid a trap that befell President Bill Clinton during the investigations of the 1990s: being forced to hand over notes or provide ...
Trump nominates lawyer Christopher Wray to lead FBI
US President Donald Trump says he is nominating lawyer Christopher Wray to become the new FBI director. The post has been empty for the past month after Mr Trump fired James Comey from the key law enforcement role. Mr Wray served under George W ...
Lawyer: Anti-Trump tweets don't define alleged leaker
The attorney for Reality Winner on Wednesday urged people to judge the alleged National Security Agency leaker by what her family has said about her, instead of by her tweets. During an interview on CNN's "New Day," Titus Nichols was asked what role he ...
'Serial killer' Adnan Syed's lawyer to argue for retrial in appeals court
When he was first granted a new trial last summer, his lawyers pushed for his release on bail – arguing that the appeals process could take years and that Syed is a good candidate for release pending a new trial. Syed's request for bail was denied in ...
Lawyer Facing Prostitution Trial Says He's Sex Bias Victim
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has refused to suppress evidence or grant subpoena requests for a Lincoln lawyer who says he's a victim of sexual discrimination in his prosecution on a prostitution charge. Lancaster County Judge Laurie Yardley denied ...
Off-again, on-again lawyer can't get NY judge out of jail
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The lawyer who was representing a Rochester City Court judge arrested earlier this week is back on the job — just in time for a Wednesday bail hearing where she was again denied her freedom. Lawyer Ed Fiandach said Tuesday that ...
Trump picks white-collar crime lawyer to replace Comey at FBI
The web of Enron connections underscores the reliance in Washington, even under a president who vowed to "drain the swamp," on an elite corps of corporate lawyers whose varied careers often intersect and who sometimes present conflict-of-interest ...
FBI: Fugitive Lawyer Likely Still in the United States
FBI: Fugitive Lawyer Likely Still in the United States. Authorities believe a fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case is still in the country, but "we're not sure how long that will be," an FBI ...
FBI: Fugitive lawyer likely still in the United States
(AP) - A fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case is believed to still be in the country, but “we're not sure how long that will be,” an FBI official said Wednesday. A $20,000 reward was offered for ...
Litigation Finance Firm Offers Revolutionary Program For Women Lawyers With Families
happy lawyer baby Where do litigators go when they're no longer interested in law firm life? In recent years, the hot new trend has been for lawyers to leave their firms to join the growing field of litigation finance. One leading group in the industry ...
Cosby lawyer attempts to paint sexual assault accuser as a romantic interest, not a victim
A day after she confronted her alleged attacker in court for the first time, Bill Cosby accuser Andrea Constand faced a challenge from his lawyers. The defense spent much of its cross-examination Wednesday morning seeking to sow doubt about Constand's ...
Top Immigration Lawyer Conference Pulling Out of Texas
The American Immigration Lawyers Association announced Wednesday the cancellation of its 3,000-member conference in Grapevine, slated for 2018. The organization's president, William Stockton, said members "expressed their desire not to spend money" ...
Trump nominates lawyer who defended BP after 2010 oil spill to top DOJ environmental post
U.S. President Donald Trump's selection of Jeffrey Bossert Clark to be the Justice Department's top environmental lawyer has raised concerns by Gulf coast environmental groups as he was the lawyer for international oil company BP Plc in the aftermath ...
Jeff Sessions learns that being Donald Trump's lawyer is no picnic
When you add Mr. Trump's propensity to attack the judiciary, the FBI, the Justice Department, the intelligence community, the media, his own staff and to litigate via Twitter he is a litigation disaster zone destined to destroy his lawyer as he blows ...
Trump feels "vindicated" by James Comey's testimony, lawyer says
President Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, welcomed fired FBI Director James Comey's account of his conversations with President Trump, saying in a statement that Mr. Trump "is pleased that Mr. Comey has finally publicly confirmed his private reports ...
Trump feels 'completely and totally vindicated,' his lawyer says
Donald Trump's attorney says the president feels ''completely and totally vindicated'' by former FBI Director James Comey's statement to the Senate intelligence committee that he told Trump he was not personally under investigation. Marc Kasowitz said ...