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Trump lawyer Giuliani says the end is near for Iran's rulers
The former New York mayor who is now Trump's personal lawyer, was addressing a conference of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an umbrella bloc of opposition groups in exile that seek an end to Shi'ite Muslim clerical rule ...
Kentucky man sentenced for helping lawyer flee country
A Kentucky man has been sentenced to seven months in jail for assisting a lawyer who went on the run after pleading guilty in a $500 million Social Security fraud scheme. WYMT-TV reports 48-year-old Curtis Lee Wyatt of Raccoon, Kentucky, was sentenced ...
Conservative lawyer challenges NYT reporter Maggie Haberman's ...
Conservative lawyer challenges NYT reporter Maggie Haberman's ...
Steve Reyelts Selected as Super Lawyer for 2018
Steve Reyelts of the Reyelts Law Firm in Duluth has again been selected as a Super Lawyer for 2018. The Super Lawyer list is compiled by Thomson Reuters and Twin Cities Business and Minneapolis St. Paul Magazines, recognizing the top five percent of ...
Trump's former personal lawyer says his 'silence is broken'
President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, who is under investigation by federal prosecutors in New York, says he sat down for an interview with ABC News and his "silence is broken." Michael Cohen tweeted a photo Sunday of him sitting with ABC ...
Lawyer: Bring back Poughkeepsie principal
A lawyer for the Poughkeepsie school district privately told the board that suspended high school Principal Phee Simpson should be reinstated. Wochit. by Taboola by Taboola. AD CONTENT. Comparisons.org · Are You Sure You Got The Best Mortgage Rate ...
Trump's ex-lawyer fires what could be a warning shot
After once boasting he would "take a bullet" for Donald Trump, the president's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen fired a possible warning shot toward the White House, saying he now puts "family and country first." In his first interview ...
Lawyer for Stan Lee associate Keya Morgan denies elder-abuse allegations
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who until recently was managing the affairs of Marvel's Stan Lee pleaded not guilty Monday to calling 911 to report that authorities conducting a welfare check on Lee were burglars who may be out to harm him. Attorney Alex ...
Lawyer for alleged killer of Bronx teen compares client to Central Park Five
The lawyer for one of the Trinitarios gangbangers arrested for the public execution of an innocent Bronx teen compared his client to the “Central Park Five” in court Monday — and earned a swift rebuke from one of those wrongly convicted men. Making a ...
Cannabis Lawyers Could Get More Protection Under New Ethics Rule
If California law conflicts with federal or tribal law, the lawyer must inform the client about related federal or tribal law and policy (see Rule 1.4), and under certain circumstances may also be required to provide legal advice to the client ...
Lawyer accused of murdering his wife in 1973, staging car crash to ...
Lawyer accused of murdering his wife in 1973, staging car crash to ...
Lawyer for FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts assails House GOP 'trap'
The lawyer for former top FBI counterterrorism official Peter Strzok is going to war with the House Judiciary Committee over a closed-door session last week he likened to “Kabuki theater” that “transcended the bounds of decency” — and threatening to ...
Lawyer in shipyard suit moves the action from Bayview to Financial District
A bit of lunchtime street theater came to the Financial District on Monday as attorneys who have filed a lawsuit against the firm accused of failing to clean up the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, along with a few of their clients, tried unsuccessfully ...
Top government lawyer blames judge, CNN, and AT&T's army of lawyers for court loss
The Department of Justice was handed a rare defeat in court when it tried to contest the AT&T Time Warner merger. The judge approved the deal without any conditions and scathingly told the government not to seek a stay of the deal pending appeal. It ...
Top Justice Department Lawyer Resigns, Latest To Step Down : NPR
Scott Schools, the highest ranking career official at the Justice Department, will soon leave his position. Schools touched sensitive issues at DOJ including the ...
Five Questions To Ask A Lawyer
You might think of consulting a lawyer if your teen gets into trouble, if you have questions about a Power of Attorney, or if you're finalizing a divorce…but there are many other situations in day-to-day life when it's smart to get advice from a ...
Alex Jones Hires High-Profile Free-Speech Lawyer In Sandy Hook Lawsuit
Marc Randazza has represented a gay porn producer, far-right conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, civil rights lawyer Lisa Bloom, performance artist and activist Vermin Supreme, and the Satanic Temple, among others. He's also appeared on Infowars in the ...
Alleged recording of lawyer in Mill case given to newspaper
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer representing the Philadelphia judge overseeing rapper Meek Mill's case has been recorded saying the judge was wrong not to grant a new trial. Philly.com reports a documentary film crew recorded an off-the-record ...
Defense lawyer: Prosecutor tried to coach false testimony
In a motion filed Monday, the lawyer for Quinton Tellis asked that Panola County District Attorney John Champion be thrown off the case and punished, and that a September retrial be delayed while the state attorney general's office takes over the ...
Michael Cohen's 'Scared' and Lonely Journey From Pitbull Lawyer to Potential 'Snitch'
Cohen increasingly believes that Trump will not have his back as the feds continue to treat him like a mafia lawyer, and continues to worry about being made a fall-guy in the investigations surrounding the president. These fears underscore a remarkable ...
Brendan Dassey's Former Making a Murderer Lawyer Arrested For Stalking
The former lawyer of Brendan Dassey, who became known to the public on the true crime series Making a Murderer, is in legal trouble of his own. The website Law&Crime reports that Len Kachinsky was arrested Monday in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, for ...
Stormy Daniels' Lawyer: I'll Run in 2020 If Trump Seeks Re-Election
Attorneys for President Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Monday moved to withhold 12,000 documents seized during an FBI raid from federal prosecutors, arguing the documents are protected by attorney-client privilege. In a letter to ...
Michael Cohen drops 'personal lawyer to President Trump' label as legal pressure intensifies
On Twitter, where Cohen has been an active user, the lawyer removed the reference on his biography to being Trump's personal lawyer. The discovery was first reported by CNN, which also pointed out that Cohen has yet to make changes to his LinkedIn ...
Robert A. Hanamirian, 80, international tax lawyer
Robert A. Hanamirian, 80, of Fort Washington and New York City, who was the son of Armenian immigrants and rose to become an international tax lawyer, died Monday, June 25, of natural causes at his New York home. From 2001 until 2018, Mr. Hanamirian ...
Feds say ex-firm of Stormy Daniels' lawyer owes unpaid taxes
The Justice Department says Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, made "misrepresentations" in a bankruptcy case involving his former law firm that owes more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes. Avenatti's former firm, Eagan Avenatti LLP, had ...
Five years ago, the FEC's top lawyer resigned. No permanent replacement has yet been named.
The Federal Election Commission enforces and regulates the nation's campaign finance laws, and so it needs lawyers — about one third of its 330 or so staffers fit that description. But today marks five years since the FEC employed a bona fide, duly ...
Governor's Office seeks more information from death row inmate Kevin Cooper's lawyer in clemency petition
The Governor's Office wants more information from defense lawyer Norm Hile in his clemency petition for death row inmate Kevin Cooper, who was convicted more than three decades ago of the brutal hatchet attack of a Chino Hills family and a young boy ...
A Day in the Life of a Lawyer at the Border
As lawyers with the Texas Civil Rights Project, my team has been working around the clock to document hundreds of cases of children taken from their parents since the Trump administration started its “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Under that ...
Stormy Daniels' lawyer says he might run for president
President Trump has an early opponent emerging for the 2020 presidential election: Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti. Avenatti, who's risen to national fame as the porn star's attorney amid the tempest of legal claims she's made against the ...
Guatemalan mother separated from kids gets free lawyer from NYS
Yeni Maricela Gonzalez Garcia, the Guatemalan woman reunited with her children at an East Harlem facility this week after a month at an Arizona immigration facility, is getting a free lawyer, courtesy of New York State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced ...
Michael Cohen Hires Lanny Davis, Lawyer Close to the Clintons
Michael D. Cohen, the former personal lawyer to President Trump who is under investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, has hired Lanny J. Davis, the Washington lawyer and public relations consultant best known for serving in the Clinton White ...
Las Vegas lawyer in theft faces charge tied to murder case
A Las Vegas lawyer faces charges after prosecutors say he acted as an accessory to murder and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from clients. William Gamage, 51, faces three counts of theft totaling more than $3,500 and one count of conspiracy to ...
Lawyer Tapped to Help Judge in Knotty Flint Water Lawsuits
Lawyer Tapped to Help Judge in Knotty Flint Water Lawsuits. A judge overseeing lawsuits related to Flint's lead-tainted water has hired a Washington lawyer to assist her as special master at $600 per hour. July 5, 2018, at 9:40 p.m.. Lawyer Tapped to ...
Manafort Kept in Solitary 23 Hours a Day, Lawyer Says - NYMag
Paul Manafort is being kept in solitary confinement in a Virginia jail in order to “guarantee his safety,” his lawyer said in court documents filed this week. “He is ...
Ex-NFL cornerback files lawsuit, claims lawyer stole $700,000 life ...
Ex-NFL cornerback files lawsuit, claims lawyer stole $700,000 life ...
Ex-Willkie Farr and Hunton & Williams Lawyer Disbarred After Admitting to $7.8M Fraud
After Ravelo's 2014 arrest, Willkie, as one of her former firms, conducted an internal review and found behind-the-scenes contact between Ravelo, who had a hand in Mastercard's defense in one swipe fee case, and a plaintiffs lawyer on the other side of ...
Lawyer and Chicano activist charged in San Antonio with transporting immigrants
A Laredo lawyer who was part of student protests that helped launch the Chicano rights movement in Texas was charged this week in San Antonio with transporting undocumented immigrants. Armando Treviño, 71, was arrested Monday, accused of picking ...
Another warning shot? Trump's ex-lawyer hires Clinton ally
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen could be sending the White House yet another warning shot by adding a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton to his legal team. Lanny Davis confirmed his ...
DOJ Lawyer: 'Dog-Sitting' Would Conflict With Weekend Meeting on Family Separations
A government lawyer reportedly told a federal judge on Friday that her “dog-sitting responsibilities” would prevent her from appearing at a weekend meeting on the status of 100 children under the age of five who were separated from their parents at the ...
Ask the lawyer: Prayer meetings at work not a good idea
Q: I work at a small design firm. About six months ago, the project manager began ending our meetings with a short prayer, which has expanded into a fairly lengthy prayer, asking for God's blessing on our work, and ending with an invocation to Jesus ...
Lawyer compares 2014 arrest at Vegas hotel to shooting case
LAS VEGAS — The arrest of a man in 2014 with multiple weapons in an upper-floor room at a Las Vegas Strip resort should have led to tightened hotel security and prevented a shooting last October from the same hotel that killed 58 people and injured ...
Trump Administration Lawyer Chooses Her Dog Over Detained Children
While literally thousands of undocumented immigrant children sit in federal custody waiting to be reunited with their parents ahead of a court-ordered July 10 deadline, a Trump administration lawyer has apparently claimed she's too busy dogsitting to ...
Trump lawyer worked to undermine Comey in memo to special counsel
President Trump's head lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, wrote a memo to the special counsel last June which referred to former FBI Director James Comey as "Machiavellian," and "unbounded by law and regulation," according to the Associated Press which obtained ...
Trump lawyer calls Comey 'Machiavellian'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James Comey in a confidential memo last year to the special counsel, casting him as “Machiavellian,” dishonest and “unbounded by law and ...
Democratic Congressman calls Presidential lawyer demands utterly ridiculous.
California Congressman Ted Lieu says new demands made by President Trump's lawyer are utterly ridiculous, as President Trump interview with Special Counsel Mueller get more and more unlikely. According to NYT, Giuliani says Mueller needs to prove ...
Motion filed by Steven Avery's lawyer to add evidence to Halbach murder case; Avery names two new suspects in ...
Motion filed by Steven Avery's lawyer to add evidence to Halbach murder case; Avery names two new suspects in ...
How Trump's former lawyer evolved on dealing with Mueller
(CNN) President Donald Trump's former lawyer in the Russia investigation says while he initially urged the President to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller, he eventually came to believe he had not been dealt with the way he had expected ...
Early lawyer known for hearing 'laughing cases' in court
Calvin A. Warren was one of the earliest lawyers in Quincy. Born in Elizabethtown, N.Y., in 1807, he moved to Ohio in the early 1830s and married in 1835. He attended law school at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky., "at that time the best ...
Kids as young as 1 must face immigration judge with their lawyer before reunited with family
"I'm embarrassed to ask it, because I don't know who you would explain it to, unless you think that a 1-year-old could learn immigration law," Judge John W. Richardson told the lawyer representing the 1-year-old boy. The boy is one of hundreds of ...
Michael Avenatti Calls Michael Cohen's Lawyer 'Phony' for 'Flowery Language'
​Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti on Sunday morning called on President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to “come clean” and said that Cohen's new attorney Lanny Davis and his rhetoric are “phony.” Davis, who served as ...