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Roe v. Wade Lawyer 'Amazed' Americans Still Fighting Over Abortion
Pro-life activists watch U.S. President Donald Trump giving remarks from the Rose Garden of the White House on a jumbotron during a rally at the National Mall prior to the 2018 March for Life on Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington, DC. Alex Wong—Getty Images ...
Jets star feared for his life during confrontation with cops: lawyer ...
Jets star feared for his life during confrontation with cops: lawyer ...
Russian Lawyer At Trump Tower Meeting Attended President's Inauguration Events
Akhmetshin's lawyer, Michael Tremonte, told the newspaper that he invited Veselnitskaya because she was in town and that an event organizer gave him the tickets. However, a spokesman for Rohrabacher's congressional office, Kenneth Grubbs, said there ...
FBI lawyer warned: 'Holy s--t ... a Clinton Trump race. Unbelievable'
New text messages between two top FBI officials who appeared to favor Hillary Rodham Clinton over Donald Trump in their probes of the two show they were scared stiff that Trump would win. In texts released by a Senate investigating committee, FBI ...
Top Swiss cryptocurrency lawyer questions 'stupid' ICO structure
The Swiss lawyer's comments come as regulators around the world increase their scrutiny of initial coin offerings (ICOs), the digital fundraisers that precede a currency's launch. There is also growing scrutiny from investors. The Zug-based Tezos ...
Watchdog files complaint over Trump lawyer's alleged porn star payment
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Cohen, an attorney for the Trump Organization at the time and now Trump's personal lawyer, arranged for Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, to receive $130,000 as part of a ...
3 Risks Every Lawyer Should Know About Blockchain Technology
Tom Kulik is an Intellectual Property & Information Technology Partner at the Dallas-based law firm of Scheef & Stone, LLP. In private practice for over 20 years, Tom is a sought-after technology lawyer who uses his industry experience as a former ...
In fraud trial, lawyer for Carlos Uresti claims senator's ignorance of business partners' wrongdoing
Uresti's co-defendant Bates was in dire financial straits when he launched FourWinds, which purported to sell sand to fracking companies. Prosecutors said Bates and his associates falsified bank statements, in one instance claiming there was nearly $19 ...
Robby Anderson's lawyer denies Jets receiver made sexual threat
The lawyer for Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson says his client did not threaten to sexually assault a police officer's wife at the time of his arrest last week in Florida, where he is facing nine separate charges. Anderson, 24, was arrested in the ...
Group Asks FEC, DOJ to Investigate Trump Lawyer's Payment to Adult-Film Star
A government-watchdog group filed complaints Monday with the Federal Election Commission and the Justice Department asking the agencies to investigate a $130,000 payment arranged by President Donald Trump's lawyer to a former adult-film star before the ...
MOVES-Cravath M&A lawyer Schiele to join Kirkland & Ellis-sources
Jan 22 (Reuters) - Eric Schiele, one of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP's top M&A lawyers, has agreed to join rival U.S. law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The move makes Schiele the latest M&A lawyer to leave ...
Omaha lawyer chosen as new judge on state appeals court
LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts has selected an Omaha lawyer to serve as the new judge on the Nebraska Court of Appeals. Larry Welch Jr. will replace Judge Everett Inbody, who retired from the court Jan. 1. He is with the Welch Law Firm, where he ...
Louisiana's new trial lawyer shakedown
Liberal New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio made headlines recently when he announced that the city would be suing five major oil companies for damages sustained during Hurricane Sandy, on the theory that the storms were worse because of those companies ...
What's a Former CIA Lawyer Doing in Crypto? Structuring Compliant ICOs
While that might sound challenging in a space where the regulatory framework has not been formalized, Bruemmer is as prepared as anyone could be in his new role advising blockchain startup Applied Philosophy Labs (APL). A former top lawyer of the U.S ...
Chinese Authorities Disbar Second Rights Lawyer in Two Weeks
BEIJING (Reuters) - Authorities in China's southern province of Guangdong have canceled the legal license of human rights lawyer Sui Muqing, he told Reuters on Tuesday, a week after another prominent rights lawyer was detained following similar ...
Troutman Sanders to Close 3 Asian Offices
The 655-lawyer firm is the latest among U.S. firms to leave Asia entirely. In 2016, New York-based Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft closed offices in Hong Kong and Beijing, and laid off 25 lawyers. That followed the 2015 exit of Fried, Frank, Harris ...
South Portland lawyer will be able to resume practicing law in April
The woman said the behavior was unwelcome and intimidating to her, but she was reluctant to complain because Letourneau was a court-appointed lawyer and she worried it could affect her cases. She also said she told Letourneau that she didn't want him ...
Missing From Mueller's Interview of Sessions: A Criminal Lawyer
When Attorney General Jeff Sessions was called in for an interview last week with the special counsel investigating Russian election interference, he turned to a friend and fellow Alabama lawyer to accompany him. The lawyer, Chuck Cooper, worked in the ...
Trump names Austin lawyer Alan Albright to federal bench
President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Austin lawyer Alan Albright to be a federal district judge in Waco. Albright, 58, specializes in intellectual property litigation as a partner in the Bracewell law firm and served as a U.S. magistrate judge ...
Ex-lawyer who stole from elderly clients to fund lavish lifestyle sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison
Ex-lawyer who stole from elderly clients to fund lavish lifestyle sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison. Robert Beck. DuPage County sheriff's office. Robert Beck. Robert Beck (DuPage County sheriff's office). Clifford WardChicago Tribune. A former lawyer ...
Trump picks tax lawyer as next IRS commissioner, sources say
“Would any experienced tax lawyer representing Trump in an IRS audit advise him to publicly release his tax returns during the audit? Absolutely not.” Rettig would step into the IRS just as the revenue collection agency is developing rules on the new ...
Exclusive: New signs Gates may be negotiating with Mueller's team
"We are the least prepared of anyone here and we want to do a good job and we need that time to be able to do it," Gates' lawyer Walter Mack told the judge as they discussed filing deadlines. A schedule hasn't been finalized. Should a deal be worked ...
Trump points finger at Samsung for missing texts between FBI agent, lawyer engaged in affair
President Trump used his morning tweets on Tuesday to claim victory over Democrats in the government shutdown. (Carolyn Kaster/AP). BY Christopher Brennan Denis Slattery. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 11:29 PM. President ...
Former Trump campaign aide hires lawyer known for navigating ...
Former Trump campaign aide hires lawyer known for navigating ...
Hotel valet gave his $300000 Ferrari to wrong man: Lawyer
The owner of a $300,000 Ferrari is suing Marriott International, saying a hotel valet gave his keys to a young man who was trying to impress a woman he just met. The Tampa Bay Times reports that 73-year-old attorney James "Skip" Fowler parked his ...
Frank Darabont's Lawyer Calls Out AMC "Stunt" to Delay 'Walking Dead' Judgment
The second lawsuit came after an audit of AMC's accounting records — with an additional $10 million in claims plus some attention to how Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's contract would impact Darabont's "most favored nations" clause. Darabont's ...
Hearing on Nowlin claims delayed after new lawyer named
BLOOMINGTON — A hearing on Misook Nowlin's claims that she was wrongfully convicted of murder was delayed by several months Wednesday after her newly appointed lawyer asked for more time to review her case. Nowlin is serving 55 years for killing her ...
Egypt election: Human rights lawyer Khaled Ali quits race
A leading human rights lawyer has quit Egypt's presidential race, saying his supporters were being intimidated and the electoral process was corrupt. Khaled Ali is the latest high profile figure to pull out from the 26-28 March elections, making ...
“A Defense Lawyer's Worst Nightmare”
That is what lawyers call the “mens rea” element of the crime, which they will have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt (if it goes to court, as opposed to Congress). All of these facts, both pre- and post-Comey firing, are evidence of the President's ...
Lawyer: client a 'patsy' in Beverly scam
BEVERLY — The Texas man charged with tricking an elderly Beverly couple into sending him $60,000 earlier this month didn't make it hard for police to find him — the money was wired directly into his bank account, according to court papers. And that ...
Trump lawyer clarifies president wasn't volunteering for Mueller grand jury
White House lawyer Ty Cobb clarified Wednesday night that President Trump · Donald John TrumpTrump: If there's no wall, there's no DACA fix Trump appears to call out Samsung over missing FBI text messages Trump Commerce pick told lawmakers he would ...
Celebrity divorce lawyer launches site to simplify breakups
In this Jan. 12, 2018, photo, divorce attorney Laura Wasser, who has represented celebrities like Britney Spears and Johnny Depp, poses at her Century City office in Los Angeles. On Thursday, Jan. 25, Wasser is launching a new website and service ...
Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer peddled secret U.S. whistleblower suits to ...
Ex-Justice Dept. lawyer peddled secret U.S. whistleblower suits to ...
Celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser answers top 3 divorce questions
At least that's what celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser preaches. The family law practitioner, a divorcee herself, has represented Kim Kardashian West, Angelina Jolie, Stevie Wonder and Johnny Depp throughout her 23-year career. Now with her DIY ...
President Trump's lawyer says White House has shown 'unprecedented' cooperation with special counsel
As President Trump insists he's willing to be interviewed for the Russia investigation, his legal team is arguing that the White House has provided “unprecedented” cooperation. John Dowd, one of the president's personal lawyers, released a memo on ...
Senate to release transcripts on Russian lawyer meeting
The texts between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who were romantically linked, went missing due to an apparent technical glitch and were recovered using forensic tools. In a letter to Republican lawmakers, DoJ Inspector General ...
Fashion lawyer arrested for smashing wall during fight with wife
A well-heeled Manhattan fashion lawyer was forced to accessorize with silver bracelets from the house of NYPD after he went on a wall-smashing rampage during an argument with his soon-to-be-ex wife, according to sources. Douglas Hand, 47 — the go-to ...
Lawyer: Chase suspect's statements stem from 'mental issues'
Anti-government statements that police say were made by a man arrested after a crash ended a Phoenix-area car chase stemmed from mental health issues, not political beliefs, the man's defense lawyer said Thursday. Mitchell Timothy Taebel of Long Beach ...
Trump divorce lawyer shopping around tell-all book
The legal eagle who represented Donald Trump in both of his blockbuster divorces has written a tell-all book, Page Six has learned exclusively. Jay Goldberg — who has also represented Robert F. Kennedy, Bono, Diddy, Bess Myerson, Willie Nelson, Miles ...
2 former lawyers for ex-rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight are arrested on accessory charges
By that point, the lawyer was no longer the attorney of record in Knight's murder case. The evidence was likely to be raised by prosecutors during the murder trial, the district attorney's filing said. In a series of recorded phone calls beginning in ...
Trump wanted to fire Mueller. The top White House lawyer said no.
White House counsel Don McGahn has been a Trump loyalist since the early days of Trump's presidential campaign. That didn't stop him from threatening to quit last summer when President Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller. That's ...
Behind the radio microphone, President Trump's lawyer targets his ...
Behind the radio microphone, President Trump's lawyer targets his ...
Lawyer for Marlon Humphrey of Baltimore Ravens says he expects ...
Lawyer for Marlon Humphrey of Baltimore Ravens says he expects ...
Is This Indiana Civil Rights Lawyer the Great Progressive Hope of 2018?
Before he was a candidate, Canon was a civil rights lawyer on behalf of nearly every liberal cause under the sun. Most notably, he represented a gay couple in Kentucky denied a marriage license, a case that advanced through the court system and merged ...
Kodak Black's Lawyer My Client's Arrest was Shady
Kodak Black's legal eagle is ready to grill 3 officers to get to the bottom of what the rapper claims was a sketchy arrest. Sources tell us Kodak's lawyer, Bradford Cohen, has some tough questions he wants answered ... why was there no body cam footage ...
'El Chapo' Guzman's jurors have nothing to fear, lawyer says
Guzman, 60, who is commonly known by his nickname "El Chapo," which loosely translates as "shorty," was extradited to the United States from Mexico in January 2017. He was immediately brought to the federal courthouse in Brooklyn for his arraignment ...
Dentons Lures Top Trial Lawyer From Greenberg Traurig
Trigg said his own mentor was Jerry Blackstock, who headed the litigation practice at Powell Goldstein (now Bryan Cave), which Trigg joined after graduating from Emory University Law School in 1986. Trigg said Blackstock gave him “tremendous ...
Ontario Bar Requires Lawyer Pledge To “Promote Equality”
In 2016 the ABA adopted Model Rule 8.4 (g), which makes it “professional misconduct” for an attorney to engage in “conduct,” including verbal “conduct,” that “the lawyer knows or reasonably should know is harassment or discrimination on the basis of ...
Another lawyer wants off Cosby's sex assault case
For the second time in a year, a Philadelphia lawyer has asked to withdraw from Cosby's criminal sex assault case, according to a motion filed Friday. Though the 80-year-old comedian is still repped by a legal team including Tom Mesereau — the hot ...
Federal Jury Finds Atlanta Lawyer Engaged in Racketeering Enterprise
Intimidated Baldwin's court reporter by contacting her lawyer, saying he would dismiss the suit against her if she persuaded the judge to recuse retroactive to the custody ruling. Tampered with witnesses and court-appointed personnel by making ...