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Jury hears closing arguments for Montreal lawyer charged with gangsterism (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
MONTREAL - Crown prosecutors are telling a jury how a Montreal lawyer charged with gangsterism helped settle drug disputes among Hells Angels gang members.

Lawyer's aide pleads guilty to fraud (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Shelia Mae Boone pleaded guilty this afternoon to one count of bank fraud for embezzling money from an escrow account kept by Harvey Latney Jr., the lawyer she worked for. Latney, besides having a private law practice, works part-time as commonwealth's attorney for Caroline County. Boone, 49, of Caroline, was charged in U.S. District Court with two counts of bank fraud and with one of agravated ...

Varanasi lawyer gunned down (Hindustan Times via Yahoo! India News)
Unidentified assailants shot dead a 45-year-old lawyer in his chamber at Chaukaghat on Monday. The assailants fled. The deceased was identified as Anjani Singh.

US Attorney General Nominee's Position on Water Boarding Could Jeopardize Confirmation (Voice of America)
President Bush's nominee to be attorney general, Michael Mukasey, has told U.S. senators he does not know whether the interrogation technique known as water boarding amounts to torture.

Model using Legal Aid Society lawyer (UPI)
"America's Most Smartest Model" star Andre Birleanu is using a free Legal Aid Society lawyer to help him with his recent brushes with the law in New York.

Top GOP senator: Attorney general nomination 'at risk' (CNN.com)
A top GOP senator Wednesday warned that Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general is "at risk" because the retired federal judge refused to categorically declare that a controversial interrogation technique is torture.

Iowa landlord says missing lawyer sent suicide note (Boston Globe)
A missing Connecticut lawyer found dead in Iowa this week sent his landlord a suicide note and placed another on a table near where his body was found, police said.

Baseball's labor lawyer defends drug testing (Sports Illustrated)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baseball's top labor lawyer defended the way that drug testing is conducted, saying that players aren't given notice of tests.

Sen. Whitehouse to oppose attorney general's confirmation (Boston Globe)
Prospects for Michael Mukasey's confirmation as the nation's 81st attorney general dimmed Wednesday after he again refused to equate waterboarding with torture and more Democrats on a key committee announced they would vote against him.

Canadian's lawyer says barred from Guantanamo trial (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A civilian lawyer for the only Canadian terrorism suspect held at Guantanamo said on Wednesday he had been barred from his client's hearing at the U.S. base next week because of a dispute with military defense lawyers.