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Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina's Poor Go to Jail
Being represented by a lawyer is a fundamental right, enshrined in the Sixth Amendment and affirmed by the Supreme Court, which has ruled that anyone facing imprisonment, even for a minor offense, is entitled to legal counsel. But the promise has been ...
Detained US consulate local employee hasn't demanded lawyer access, deputy PM says
Detained U.S. consulate employee Metin Topuz has not demanded access to a lawyer or to see his family, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said Thursday in an interview with broadcaster Habertürk. The U.S. mission can apply to send a lawyer to Topuz, ...
Jim Dey: Case has defense lawyer on hot seat
It's standard operating procedure for one lawyer to stand before a jury in a criminal trial and tell jurors the evidence demonstrates the defendant's guilt. But what happened during Robert McCoy's death-penalty murder trial in Louisiana was unique, so ...
Defense lawyer: Eyewitness identification flawed in Lakeland ...
Defense lawyer: Eyewitness identification flawed in Lakeland ...
Oregon DOJ Settles Suit Filed by Top Civil Rights Lawyer
Oregon DOJ Settles Suit Filed by Top Civil Rights Lawyer. The Oregon Department of Justice has agreed to pay more than $200,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the lawyer in charge of its civil rights division. Oct. 12, 2017, at 1:44 p.m.. Oregon DOJ ...
Weinstein's Board Knew About His Payoffs for Years, Lawyer Says
After an outside lawyer investigated the incident, he determined in September 2015 that Weinstein could stay at the company, since "there were no unresolved complaints or threats of litigation against him," the Times reports. Before he was fired ...
Lawyer: 'Outside chance' Sean Miller could lose his job at Arizona
Sean Miller - the former Xavier University and current University of Arizona head coach whose assistant coach, Emanuel "Book" Richardson, was one of four coaches arrested by the FBI as part of an alleged federal corruption scheme - could lose his job ...
Rodney Reed's former lawyer: I was 'unaware' of inconsistent statements
Lydia Clay-Jackson, a court-appointed lawyer for Reed, said Thursday that had she known that Jimmy Fennell, Stites' fianceé, made inconsistent statements about his whereabouts the night before her death and about the possibility that Stites was killed ...
Veteran DC Whistleblower Lawyer Says She Reps 'Good Guy' in Weinstein Scandal
As Harvey Weinstein became engulfed in scandal over allegations of sexual harassment, Washington-based whistleblower lawyer Debra Katz found herself representing a longtime executive who reportedly had confronted the influential Hollywood producer ...
Prominent Greek lawyer shot and killed at Athens office
ATHENS, Greece – A prominent Greek lawyer who is the son of a deceased politician has been shot and killed at his office in central Athens. Police officials said 52-year-old Michalis Zafiropoulos was slain late Thursday. He was the son of late ...
Covington lawyer accused of distributing child porn
A Covington attorney who is listed as a partner in a Baton Rouge law firm was arrested Wednesday (Oct. 11) on child pornography charges following a multi-agency investigation. Victor Loraso, 36, was booked on three counts of distribution of sexual ...
Trial Lawyer Penn Gets Out From In Between Harris and Lowry—and Other "On the Move" News
Plaintiffs lawyer Darren Penn decided it was time to do his own thing after 11 years as the Penn in personal injury firm Harris Penn Lowry and has opened his own shop, Penn Law. “It was time for a change for me,” said Penn, a former president of the ...
Weinstein's lawyer gave thousands to Vance after DA let client off hook
The lawyer who helped Harvey Weinstein avoid charges for admittedly groping a model in 2015 has donated $26,550 in campaign cash to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. — including $2,100 after Vance let Weinstein off the hook, The Post has ...
Accused rapist is active US Army soldier: lawyer | New York Post
The Brooklyn man busted for holding three women at gunpoint during a 2-hour rape and sex assault spree Tuesday was held without bail Thursday, as his ...
Roy Price Loses Lawyer As Amazon Silent On Sexual Harassment Details
As The Man In The High Castle and the upcoming Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams executive producer Isa Hackett Dick detailed to the Hollywood Reporter's Kim Masters exactly how and where Price propositioned her during Comic-Con 2015 in San Diego, the ...
Harvey Weinstein's wife is lawyer-shopping for divorce
The firm's home to well-respected divorce lawyer Judith Poller, who repped Scarlett Johansson in her divorce from Romain Dauriac, as well as Drew Barrymore in her split from Will Kopelman. The firm also repped artist George Condo's wife, Anna, in their ...
Covington lawyer jailed on multiple child porn counts
A Covington man is under arrest tonight on multiple child porn counts. It's a crime that has many upset as the state investigation continues. Parents in a quiet subdivision north of Covington were shocked to learn that one of their neighbors was jailed ...
Arrested US Consulate Worker in Turkey Meets Lawyer
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A U.S. consulate worker detained by Turkish authorities last week saw his lawyer on Friday. "We had the necessary meeting with my client," lawyer Halit Akalp told Turkish television channels as he left a jail complex at Silivri ...
Oregon settles racial-profiling suit with its top civil rights lawyer
The Oregon Department of Justice agreed to pay $205,000 to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the lawyer in charge of its civil rights division. Erious Johnson Jr. sued Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and other agency employees last year after learning ...
Western Mass.: Dial-A-Lawyer program slated
Western Mass.: Dial-A-Lawyer program slated. Posted Friday, October 13, 2017 10:36 am. Western Massachusetts residents can receive free legal advice from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, through the Massachusetts Bar Association's semiannual Western ...
Covington lawyer charged with distributing child pornography
BATON ROUGE – A Covington lawyer is behind bars after a multi-agency investigation resulted in child pornography charges. Thirty-six-year-old Victor Loraso has been charged with three counts of distribution of sexual abuse images or videos of children ...
Guantánamo's USS Cole death-penalty case in limbo after key defense lawyer quits
In a stunning setback to the trial of the alleged mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole bombing, the case's entire civilian legal team including its capital defense attorney has quit the case over a secret ethical conflict. The move could freeze progress ...
Lawyer to fill circuit judge vacancy
Eric Greitens has appointed Melissa Lawyer of St. Joseph as circuit judge for the 5th Judicial Circuit, which covers Andrew and Buchanan counties. She will replace Randall Jackson, who retired in August after more than 40 years on the bench. Lawyer is ...
Megyn Kelly Highlights "Inconsistency" With Rose McGowan, Trump Lawyer Tweets
Kelly says Michael Cohen wasn't locked out of his account after he retweeted a threat to "gut" her after her debate question for the then-presidential candidate. Megyn Kelly may have declared she's done with politics, but the NBC host hasn't forgotten ...
Arthur W. Lefco, 71, distinguished Philly-area lawyer
He was recognized by the “Best Lawyers in America” as an achiever in the field of legal malpractice, and as a distinguished practitioner by Martindale-Hubbell, which ranks lawyers by peer review. He also received the University of Pennsylvania Law ...
The Latest: Lawyer says NCAA ruling affirms Crowder's story
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2017, file photo, former University of North Carolina women's basketball program adviser, Jan Boxill takes a break during an NCAA hearing in Nashville, Tenn. An attorney for Boxill says his client is "obviously pleased" that an ...
Leading immigration lawyer condemns Sessions' attack on asylum system
Sessions, who was speaking to audience of justice department lawyers, said “rampant abuse and fraud” was accomplished in the asylum process by people taking advantage of credible-fear screening, an interview conducted when people seek asylum at the ...
Referrals Remain Leading Way Lawyers Get Clients, Per Legal Trends Report
Despite all the money law firms spend on Internet marketing, more people choose a lawyer by a referral from a friend, relative, or another lawyer than any other method. By far. This from the 2017 Legal Trends Report, just released by Clio, a leading ...
Marshall is a superhero origin story for the legendary civil rights lawyer: EW review
In 2018, Chadwick Boseman will be suiting up for Black Panther, the latest addition to Marvel's stable of superhero movies. For now, however, he's headlining a different kind of superhero origin story, chronicling the early career of legendary civil ...
New Haven Lawyer Gets Prison For Buying Boats, Miami Condo With Millions Stolen From Clients
A New Haven bankruptcy lawyer, who paid for boats and a beachfront condominium with millions of dollars he stole from clients already hard-pressed by foreclosures and other trying financial circumstances, was sentenced to more than 5 years in prison ...
Lawyer: 'Stand your ground' law may give ped mall shooting suspect immunity
The man accused of carrying out a deadly shooting on Iowa City's pedestrian mall may avoid a trial if he can establish his actions were justified under Iowa's new "stand your ground" law, his lawyer said. To receive immunity under the law, a judge ...
Lawyer: Priebus interviewed by Mueller investigative team
They're also investigating the short-lived tenure of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign in February, and the drafting of a public statement about a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer at ...
Lawyer: Priebus Questioned by Mueller's Investigative Team
Reince Priebus, the former White House chief of staff for President Trump, was interviewed on Friday by a team of investigators for special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading a probe into the Trump campaign's relationship to Russian meddling in the ...
Lawyer for Chelsea Bomb Suspect All but Concedes He Set Blast
A defense lawyer for the man accused of blowing up a bomb in Chelsea last year all but conceded on Friday that her client committed the crime, instead focusing her closing arguments to jurors — and claims of innocence — on a second, unexploded device ...
'Marshall' pays homage to the young lawyer who became a towering justice
Before he became the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall moved from town to town as part of the NAACP to represent black defendants in a justice system rampant with discrimination. Jeffrey Brown sits down with ...
Lawyer: Priebus Interviewed by Mueller Investigative Team
They're also investigating the short-lived tenure of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign in February, and the drafting of a public statement about a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer at ...
Nelly rape accuser won't pursue charges, lawyer says
The woman who accused rap star Nelly of raping her after a concert in Washington state last weekend is dropping her pursuit of criminal charges. Attorney Karen Koehler, who is representing the woman, said in a letter to investigators and local news ...
The Latest: Lawyer defends using Vatican hospital donations
The lawyer for the former president of the Vatican's children's hospital has told a Vatican court that no crime was committed when his client used money from the hospital's fundraising foundation to renovate a cardinal's apartment. Attorney Antonello ...
Celeb Lawyer Lisa Bloom Says Representing Harvey Weinstein Was a 'Colossal Mistake'
But before the allegations against Weinstein went public, power lawyer Lisa Bloom, who's known for taking on women's rights cases, was hired to advise Weinstein. Her agreement to represent him came much to the befuddlement of feminists, as well as her ...
Kyle Adam Maraghy's Lawyer Says Fan Punched Was Womanizing and Threatening
The attorney for Kyle Adam Maraghy—the man arrested for punching another fan during Thursday night's game between the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles—said Friday that the victim threatened his client before the altercation. In a video ...
MCSD board's lawyer says it can't unilaterally fire teacher who used N-word
The 16-year educator, who was teaching at Reese Road Leadership Academy when the Sept. 1 conversation with three 9-year-old girls sparked this continuing controversy, was suspended for two days without pay, had a letter of reprimand placed in her ...
Jury Selection to Begin in Trial of Martin Shkreli's Lawyer
Jury selection is set to begin Monday in the trial of a lawyer accused of working with Martin Shkreli to defraud a pharmaceutical company, a case that has raised questions about the legal exposure lawyers may face when their clients are accused of ...
Brian Cashman's attorney in 2012 stalker case is longtime pal, donor of embattled Manhattan DA Cy Vance
In a 2015 court filing, her lawyer Peter Gleason called thecharges “overkill” and highlighted the connection between Thacher and Vance. “Once Thacher took control of the 'Meanwell situation' on behalf of Cashman, Meanwell found herself under the ...
DC immigration lawyer uses jazz as an escape
DC immigration lawyer uses jazz as an escape. Error loading player: No playable sources found. In fact -- the Nation's Capital was one of the most prominent cities where Jazz was developing -- in the early 1900s. Janice Park, WUSA 10:54 AM. EDT October ...
Harvey Weinstein's Threatened NY Times Lawsuit Dead; Another Lawyer Leaves
“It relies on mostly hearsay accounts and a faulty report, apparently stolen from an employee personnel file, which has been debunked by 9 different eyewitnesses,” the lawyer said on October 5 on the NYT article. “We sent the Times the facts and ...
Another lawyer leaves Weinstein defense team
"I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein," Bloom, a lawyer who has represented a number of women in high-profile sexual harassment cases, wrote on Twitter. "My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement ...
Jeff Sessions sends Justice Department lawyer to Iowa to prosecute murder of transgender teen
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sending a Justice Department federal hate crimes lawyer to help prosecute the murder of a transgender teenager in Iowa, according to a report Sunday. It is unusual for the Justice Department to involve its lawyers in a ...
Sessions sending top DOJ lawyer to prosecute transgender murder case: report
Christopher Perras, the DOJ lawyer sent to Iowa, will serve as a county prosecutor on the case, according to the Times. In January, the Des Moines county attorney filed first-degree murder charges against two men for allegedly shooting and killing 16 ...
Kroft: Prison lawyer is "one of the best characters" in decades of reporting
Twenty years ago, Shon Hopwood's future did not look as promising as it does today. Over the course of two decades, Hopwood has transformed himself from a convicted bank robber into a highly accomplished associate professor of law at Georgetown Law ...
Cy Vance got donation from de Blasio lawyer's firm months before meeting about mayor investigation
By the time Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. met with the lawyer representing Mayor de Blasio in his year-old campaign finance probe of Hizzoner, the attorney's firm and its partners had donated $70,000 to the top prosecutor. But unlike ...