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Lawyer for ousted Catalan leader Puigdemont tells the AP he should be questioned in Belgium about Spanish case
Lawyer for ousted Catalan leader Puigdemont tells the AP he should be questioned in Belgium about Spanish case. By The Associated Press. BRUSSELS — Nov 1, 2017, 8:07 AM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Lawyer for ousted Catalan leader ...
Ousted Catalan leader will not return to Spain to testify: lawyer
MADRID (Reuters) - A lawyer for dismissed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, due to appear in a Spanish court this week to answer charges relating to Catalonia's push for independence, said he would not return to testify but could answer questions from ...
Lawyer for Saudi captive asks federal judge to stop USS Cole case proceedings
A defense lawyer Wednesday asked a federal judge to halt this week's USS Cole case hearings because of the resignation of the death-penalty qualified defense attorney for the Guantánamo captive awaiting a capital trial. The brief filed in U.S. District ...
Did suspect ask for a 'lawyer dog' or a 'lawyer, dawg'? Request was ambiguous, justice says
According to the concurring justice, Scott Crichton, Demesme told police, “If y'all, this is how I feel, if y'all think I did it, I know that I didn't do it so why don't you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not what's up.” “In my view,” Crichton ...
Woman took good care of dog scheduled to die, lawyer says
MONMOUTH COUNTY -- A New Jersey woman charged with animal cruelty was well-intentioned when she brought home a dog scheduled to be euthanized from a veterinary hospital earlier this year, her attorney said Wednesday. Andre Oliveira, who was ...
Oklahoma Health Department's New Head Ousts Its Top Lawyer
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health's top lawyer has been ousted from the agency following the resignation of its commissioner and his top deputy amid allegations of mismanagement. The department's new interim head, Preston ...
Trump didn't defame sex harassment accuser by calling her a liar because it was 'political' speech, lawyer argues
In new filings in Manhattan Supreme Court, Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz says Trump's statements about Zervos are protected by the First Amendment because they were delivered in a political context. STASI: President Trump shouldn't get a pass on sex ...
Trump nominates Houston lawyer Ryan Patrick as top federal prosecutor
President Donald Trump Wednesday announced the nomination of former state District Judge Ryan Patrick to be the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. If confirmed by the Senate, Patrick, the son of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, will be the top ...
A Gitmo judge just threw a defense lawyer into 21 days of confinement over a contempt charge
After nearly the entire defense team for the USS Cole bombing suspect resigned under the suspicion that the U.S. government was spying on their conversations with their client at Guantanamo Bay, Judge Air Force Col. Vance Spath sentenced chief defense ...
Greece: 25 held in assault on lawyer near far-right trial
Lawyer Evgenia Kouniaki said she was punched in the face Wednesday by a man who was among a group of Golden Dawn party supporters. Kouniaki is representing victims of an alleged Golden Dawn attack. Leading members of the Nazi-inspired Golden ...
Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya Seeks U.S. Visa Amid Prevezon ...
Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya Seeks U.S. Visa Amid Prevezon ...
A defendant asked the police to 'get me a lawyer, dog,' and was ignored. A judge ruled he could have wanted a ...
A defendant asked the police to 'get me a lawyer, dog,' and was ignored. A judge ruled he could have wanted a ...
Colin Kaepernick's lawyer predicts QB will be signing NFL deal imminently
After nine months as a free agent, Colin Kaepernick's long wait to sign with an NFL team might soon be coming to an end. Kaepernick's lawyer, Mark Geragos, said this week that he expects the controversial quarterback to hae a new deal in place at some ...
Trump calling harassment accusers liars was just a political opinion, his lawyers say
President Donald Trump's contention that women who accused him of sexual harassment were lying was just a political opinion expressed during the 2016 campaign, his lawyers argued as they sought to block a suit by a woman who appeared on his reality ...
Lawyer Kenyatta Stewart weighs Paterson mayoral bid
PATERSON — A prominent lawyer, who two years ago brokered a temporary truce among some of Paterson's street gangs, is now considering running for mayor. Kenyatta Stewart said he will decide in several weeks whether to join an already-crowded field ...
Claustrophobic Lawyer Settles With Firm
Well this is an interesting lawyer/disability claim. Erica Serine, an associate at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, claimed that she needed an accommodation from her law firm because she has claustrophobia. The associate claimed that she ...
Lawyer says it's a 'duty to rape' women wearing ripped jeans
An Egyptian lawyer has sparked outrage after saying women who wear ripped jeans deserve to be sexually harassed and raped. Nabih al-Wahsh, a prominent conservative in Egypt, said raping women who wear ripped jeans is a man's “national duty”, ...
Top Guantanamo Bay official ordered to confinement - CNNPolitics
The Marine Corps general who oversees war court defense teams at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay was found guilty of contempt for disobeying orders by a ...
US retailer Styles For Less prepares to file for bankruptcy: lawyer
(Reuters) - Teen fashion retailer Styles For Less Inc is preparing to file for bankruptcy, a lawyer for the company said on Wednesday, in the latest example of a U.S. brick-and-mortar retailer becoming a casualty of consumers moving more of their ...
Lawyer whom LaHood allegedly threatened is jumping into DA race
Joe Gonzales, one of the lawyers whose legal practice Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood allegedly threatened to “destroy,” has decided to challenge the district attorney in the 2018 Democratic primary. “Before this happened, I was one of Nico ...
Senior India lawyer quits over mob lynching case
A senior Indian government lawyer resigned on Wednesday amid allegations that he was assisting lawyers for the accused in a mob lynching case. The judge who was hearing the case had issued an order on 25 October seeking action against Naveen ...
The suspect told police 'give me a lawyer dog.' The court says he wasn't asking for a lawyer.
When a friend says, “I'll hit you up later dog,” he is stating that he will call again sometime. He is not calling the person a “later dog.” But that's not how the courts in Louisiana see it. And when a suspect in an interrogation told detectives to ...
Lawyer: EU blocks Egyptian hijacker's extradition
The European Court of Human Rights has blocked Cypriot authorities from extraditing an Egyptian hijacker to his homeland until it can examine the case, the Cyprus Justice Ministry and the hijacker's lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer Nicoletta Charalambidou ...
Lawyer: EU Blocks Egyptian Hijacker's Extradition
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has blocked Cypriot authorities from extraditing an Egyptian hijacker to his homeland until it can examine the case, the hijacker's lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer Nicoletta Charalambidou told The ...
Abbott taps Houston lawyer to serve out Harris County judicial term
Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Angelina D.A. Gooden to serve as judge for the 280th District Court in Harris County. Gooden, of Pearland, will serve the remainder of a term set to expire Dec. 31, 2018 or until her successor is elected. A partner with ...
Egypt agency seeks action against lawyer over rape remarks
The state National Council for Women, the highest women's rights body in Egypt, has filed a complaint to the top prosecutor seeking legal action against lawyer Nabih el-Wahsh who called for the raping of women who wear ripped jeans on a TV talk show ...
Fighting Israel's foes in US courts, lawyer had help from Mossad
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli lawyer has shed light in a new book on the role the Mossad intelligence agency has played in U.S. litigation she pursues against the international financing of Israel's enemies. FILE PHOTO: Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, ...
Egyptian women's rights agency seeks action against lawyer over rape comments
CAIRO -- Egypt's highest women's rights body has filed a complaint to the top prosecutor seeking legal action against a lawyer who called for the raping of women who wear ripped jeans. Nada Draz of the state National Council for Women told The ...
Lawyer claims Manafort too well known to be a flight risk
Paul Manafort's lawyers argued on Thursday that President Trump's former campaign manger isn't a flight risk because “he's one of the most recognizable people on the planet” and he didn't try to flee earlier when he was given a heads up about an ...
The Latest: Lawyer says Catalan leader wouldn't fight arrest
MADRID — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):. 6:15 p.m.. A lawyer for ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont says his client will not be seeking asylum in Belgium and intends to cooperate with Belgian police and ...
Guantanamo judge orders Marine lawyer to confinement for disobeying orders
John Baker is the the second highest-ranking lawyer in the Marine Corps. (Marine Corps photo). As part of the guidelines for military commissions at Guantanamo, Rule 801 outlines that “the military judge is responsible for ensuring that military ...
Judge Worries Paul Manafort Is A Flight Risk, Admonishes His ...
Judge Worries Paul Manafort Is A Flight Risk, Admonishes His ...
Exclusive: Lawyer Of Woman Who Says Brett Ratner Raped Her Slams Defamation Suit
Kohler now has a powerful force at her side fighting Ratner's suit: Roberta Kaplan, the lawyer who led the team representing Edith Windsor against the United States in the Supreme Court case that ruled the federal government had to recognize same-sex ...
Court rules suspect's request for 'a lawyer dog' is too ambiguous
An accused child rapist wasn't necessarily asking for legal representation when he told cops “just give me a lawyer dog” — because the phrase was too ambiguous, a court has ruled. “In my view, the defendant's ambiguous and equivocal reference to a ...
Raleigh lawyer loses license for stealing from client
Raleigh, N.C. — High-profile Raleigh defense attorney Johnny Gaskins was ordered to surrender his law license Thursday after he was convicted of stealing money from a client. Gaskins pleaded guilty to two counts of embezzlement. He was placed on ...
Manafort Lawyer's Sidewalk Speech Draws Rebuke From Trial Judge
"This is a criminal trial and not a public-relations campaign," U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said at a hearing Thursday. She admonished lawyers to "do their talking in the courtroom, and the pleadings, and not on the courthouse steps ...
US tries to block entry request for Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting
"The government's position here -- that immigration parole is unwarranted in the absence of a concrete and imminent need for testimony -- is thus consistent with the regulations and its previous positions in this case," a lawyer for the government ...
Lawyer in Wig Who Peddled Secret US Suit to Plead Guilty
A Washington lawyer from a prominent firm will plead guilty after being charged with trying to sell copies of two secret lawsuits involving companies that were under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, his lawyer said. Jeffrey Wertkin, who ...
'Making a Murderer': Avery Lawyer Adds Allegations in New Court Motion
Steven Avery's lawyer, Kathleen Zellner and Brendan Dassey's mother and Steven Avery's sister, Barbara Tadych nee Avery. Credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images, Eric Young/AP. By Amelia McDonell-Parry. 5 hours ago ...
Paul Manafort's lawyer chastised by judge
Jackson reprimanded Manafort's attorney as she reminded all lawyers to review statues on disclosing information about criminal cases. Singling out Kevin Downing for talking to the media after Manafort appeared in court for his indictment Monday, she ...
Indiana lawyer risks arrest amid claims of Guantanamo Bay government surveillance
An Indianapolis attorney who has been representing the alleged mastermind behind the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole is at risk of being arrested because of his efforts to withdraw from the case on ethical grounds. Richard Kammen alleges in a petition ...
It's Global Love Your Lawyer Day
Don't tell lawyer jokes, according to the association. Or contact a lawyer and tell that person of your appreciation, according to a Love Your Lawyer Day website. “If you really want to show your love,” the website says, “send out a gift basket or card ...
El Chapo's Lawyer Warns Kingpin 'Mental State' Imperiled in Jail
Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's lawyer says he has seen a "marked deterioration" in his client's mental state — including hallucinations, depression and memory loss — due to stringent jail condition. "It is plain to the defense team that ...
Attorney to ex-Twitter employee who deactivated Trump account: 'Get a lawyer'
A prominent attorney for cybersecurity issues has this advice to the unnamed Twitter employee said to have pulled the plug on President Trump's email account: "Don't say anything and get a lawyer." Tor Ekeland told The Hill that while the facts of the ...
Canada imposes sanctions on 30 Russians over death of lawyer
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada imposed sanctions on Friday against 30 Russian officials that it said were complicit in the 2009 prison death of Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption lawyer who was jailed after alleging a massive tax fraud. FILE PHOTO: A ...
Manafort lawyer plans to challenge evidence 'obtained by search warrant, subpoena'
Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Friday filed court documents announcing their team's intention to challenge the constitutionality of evidence seized from Manafort's home during a raid in July. Attorneys representing Manafort ...
Defense lawyer, prosecutor say progress being made in 2009 murder case
SPRINGFIELD -- A murder case against Rafael Cabrera for a 2009 Springfield killing may end in plea, according to his defense lawyer. But if the case does not end in a plea, there is now a trial date of May 21. Cabrera, 29, of Springfield, is charged ...
Response to man's plea for 'lawyer dog' has internet howling
A Louisiana Supreme Court justice appears to side with the canine lawyer interpretation. Defense lawyers say the confession of Warren Demesme, 24, in a New Orleans rape case should be suppressed because he asked for counsel during an October 2015 ...
Fight over lawyer Brian Loncar's estate pits County Judge Clay Jenkins against some in family
When super-lawyer Brian "the Strong Arm" Loncar died last year, he left an estate worth tens of millions of dollars, if not more. Now, a close friend and some family members of Loncar's have accused the estate's executor —Dallas County Judge Clay ...
Bergdahl's Lawyer: No Prison Time Is In Recognition Of His Time Held Captive
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