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  • Attorney: Rip Torn heading to rehab after arrest (He thought he was home, left hat, boots by door)

    02/01/2010 1:57:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,209+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/10 | Stephanie Reitz - ap
    LITCHFIELD, Conn. – Rip Torn was so intoxicated when he broke into a Connecticut bank carrying a loaded gun that he thought he was home, taking off his hat and boots and leaving them by the door, according to court records. The 78-year-old actor was wearing the same battered boots Monday when he was arraigned on several charges after spending the weekend in a police holding cell near his hometown of Salisbury, in northwestern Connecticut. Torn, who did not enter a plea, was released on $100,000 bond a few hours later and waded through a phalanx of media to a...
  • Attorney in Ark. Recruiters Shooting Case Wants Money ($30K to defend Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad)

    01/08/2010 6:03:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 327+ views
    Attorney in Ark. Recruiters Shooting Case Wants MoneyThe Associated Press Friday, January 08, 2010 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The attorney for a Memphis, Tenn., man charged with killing a soldier at a Little Rock recruiting office wants up to $30,000 from the state for the defense. Attorney Claiborne Ferguson is asking a judge to order the Arkansas Public Defender Commission to pay for expert witnesses and investigators. Ferguson represents Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad on capital murder and attempted capital murder charges in the June 1 shooting death of Pvt. William Long of Conway and Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula of Jacksonville. The...
  • Memphis attorney bit off part of man's nose in restaurant scuffle (Incl. video)

    12/21/2009 2:05:28 PM PST · by Stoat · 49 replies · 1,462+ views
    WMCTC / New York Post ^ | December 17, 2009 | Janice Broach
      MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A Memphis attorney has admitted to biting off part of a man's nose during a confrontation at a popular Midtown restaurant.According to a lawsuit filed by Greg Herbers, Mark Lambert bit off and swallowed part of his nose during a dispute last June at Dish on South Cooper Street.Lambert is a trial attorney with the Cochran Firm.      The incident at Dish began in the men's room when Herbers became annoyed because the urinal and stalls were occupied.Herbers says two men were together inside the same stall. He says Lambert carried on a conversation with...
  • Report: Baucus' Girlfriend Worked on His Divorce While on His Staff

    12/11/2009 11:50:05 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 53 replies · 1,956+ views ^ | 12/11/09 | Staff
    Melodee Hanes, Baucus' former state director and now his live-in girlfriend, reportedly met at least twice with the Montana Democrat's divorce attorney to talk about the Baucuses' divorce eight months before the senator and his wife separated. The last person to know that Sen. Max Baucus wanted a divorce may have been his wife of 25 years. It appears that Wanda Baucus was in the dark even as a member of Baucus' staff -- Melodee Hanes, the woman who is now his live-in girlfriend -- was plotting out the senator's life without a wife. Hanes, Baucus' former state director, reportedly...
  • Hiring Lawyer Rejects Federalist Society Members

    12/10/2009 7:09:03 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies · 1,077+ views
    ABA Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2009 8:43 AM CST | By Debra Cassens Weiss
    A hiring lawyer from Greenwich, Conn., wrote to The Ethicist of the New York Times with this question: Is it ethical to recommend rejection of members of the Federalist Society simply because you disagree with their conservative politics? The Ethicist, Randy Cohen, said politics should not be a factor.... The lawyer, who made recommendations on summer and full-time associates, had noted the review was intended to take account of judgment and personality. The Ethicist countered that reasonable people differ over politics. “I am tempted to believe that those whose politics differ from mine lack ‘judgment and personality’ and taste in...
  • Attorney: Oklahoma City bombing tapes appear edited

    09/27/2009 3:35:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 88 replies · 3,884+ views ^ | 9/27/09 | ap
    Long-secret security tapes showing the chaos immediately after the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building are blank in the minutes before the blast and appear to have been edited, an attorney who obtained the recordings said Sunday. The real story is what's missing," said Jesse Trentadue, a Salt Lake City attorney who obtained the recordings through the federal Freedom of Information Act as part of an unofficial inquiry he is conducting into the April 19, 1995, bombing that killed 168 people and injured hundreds more.
  • (NY)Farm Bureau to Ask for Border Patrol Inquiry

    08/30/2009 9:34:10 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 6 replies · 1,183+ views ^ | 8/26/09 | Louise Hoffman Broach
    NORTH ROSE – Border patrol officers can’t break the law to enforce it, the Wayne County Farm Bureau is asserting. Farm Bureau is in the process of gathering information for a formal complaint to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Buffalo, asking for an investigation into the circumstances of the stop of four migrant farm workers on Route 414 in front of Barbara Jean’s Furniture Store Aug. 17. Also, U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand was made aware of the incident last week and indicated she will write a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napalitano regarding border patrol activity in...
  • D.A. Showed Around Photos of Girl's Sexual Assault, Family Says

    07/19/2009 7:53:52 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 22 replies · 3,815+ views
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 15, 2009 | BRIDGET FREELAND
    (CN) - A county attorney in Kansas violated a girl's privacy by showing around photos of her sexual assault, the teen and her mother claim in Topeka Federal Court. The Anderson County Attorney refused to prosecute the assailant, but showed other parents photos of the sexual assault, and was suspended from practicing law for 6 months for it, the family says. The parents say their 17-year-old daughter attended an outdoor party in May 2007, where four men or boys forced her to take off her clothes. One of them had sex with her in the bed of a truck, despite...
  • Obama's Asst Atty Gen. Tells Senate: Terrorists Captured on Battlefield Have Constitutional Rights

    07/08/2009 1:15:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies · 1,626+ views
    cnsnews ^ | 7/8/09 | Penny Starr
    ( – At a Senate hearing Tuesday on the use of military commissions to prosecute terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay, some members of the Armed Services Committee took offense at the Obama administration’s view that the detainees should have the same legal protections under the Constitution as U.S. citizens. Ranking member Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) questioned Assistant Attorney General David Kris about his remarks on the appropriateness of administering the Miranda warning to terrorist suspects captured abroad. "It is the administration's view that there is a serious risk that courts would hold that admission of involuntary statements of the...
  • Michelle Obama attorney license on court ordered inactive status

    06/30/2009 8:39:25 AM PDT · by Aria · 20 replies · 2,837+ views
    "No malpractice report required as attorney is on court ordered inactive status." rest of report at link
  • EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Attorney nominee won't ID all clients

    06/23/2009 8:58:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 699+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/23/09 | Jim McElhatton
    The criminal defense lawyer nominated by President Obama to be the top federal prosecutor in New Jersey is declining to identify more than half of his private clients on government forms designed to help the public guard against potential conflicts of interests.
  • What to do if District Attornies don't prosecute Obama

    05/05/2009 6:04:34 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 8 replies · 647+ views
    North Carolina General Assembly ^ | May 6th 2009 | North Carolina General Assembly
    An example of what to do with a DA who refuse to do his duty. § 7A‑66. Removal of district attorneys. The following are grounds for suspension of a district attorney or for his removal from office: (1) Mental or physical incapacity interfering with the performance of his duties which is, or is likely to become, permanent; (2) Willful misconduct in office; (3) Willful and persistent failure to perform his duties; (4) Habitual intemperance; (5) Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude; (6) Conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice which brings the office into disrepute; or (7) Knowingly authorizing...
  • Attorney general signals shift in marijuana policy

    03/18/2009 7:28:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies · 2,673+ views
    My Way ^ | 3/18/09 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder signaled a change on medical marijuana policy Wednesday, saying federal agents will target marijuana distributors only when they violate both federal and state law. That would be a departure from the Bush administration, which targeted medical marijuana dispensaries in California even if they complied with that state's law
  • Obama's porn king at Justice

    03/18/2009 6:56:08 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 12 replies · 505+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2009 | Robert Knight
    Under President Obama, it was expected that porn pushers might find a sympathetic ear, given the smut industry's generous support of liberal politicians and causes. But the fox is no longer circling the henhouse. He's made it inside. On March 12, the "world's greatest deliberative body," the U.S. Senate, voted 65 to 28 to elevate porn attorney David Ogden to be deputy attorney general. Eleven senators from the "Party of Family Values"... joined a nearly unanimous Democrat roster in deciding that a man who defended child pornography during the Clinton years, as well as hard-core porn suited to be...
  • Calif. polygamist gets life term for family abuses (Muslim Convert Gets Life)

    02/15/2009 9:06:59 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 8 replies · 894+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 2/13/09 | AMY TAXIN
    MURRIETA, Calif. – A self-proclaimed polygamist was sentenced Friday to seven consecutive life prison terms for torturing seven of his 19 children, abusing four others and imprisoning two of his three wives. Mansa Musa Muhummed, 55, also was sentenced to additional terms totaling 16 years and eight months by Riverside County Superior Court Judge F. Paul Dickerson III, who said Muhummed's treatment of his family amounted to "a reign of terror over defenseless children." "If his appeals are exhausted and he does not prevail, he will die in prison," said Peter Morreale, Muhummed's attorney. Muhummed was convicted in June of...
  • Obama's lawyer consolidates power

    01/30/2009 7:16:18 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 1,534+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-30-09 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    President Barack Obama has installed his personal and political attorney, Bob Bauer, as the Democratic Party’s new lawyer, a move that gives Bauer unmatched power in Democratic legal circles and marks him as a top behind-the-scenes player in the president’s inner circle. In addition to representing Obama in personal matters, such as the federal investigation of disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and political matters stemming from Obama’s presidential campaign, Bauer will also play that role for Obama’s new political network, Organizing for America, and the Democratic National Committee, which is administering the network. The added work will mean a...
  • 'Christmas is the pathway to hell': Muslim lawyer's extraordinary rant at 'evil' celebration

    12/10/2008 3:52:30 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 116 replies · 2,435+ views
    DailyMail ^ | 12/10/08 | Liz Hazelton
    A Muslim lawyer has launched an extraordinary rant against Christmas, branding the celebration 'evil'. Hate preacher Anjem Choudary claimed the festival was the 'pathway to hell' and urged his followers to boycott it. 'In the world today many Muslims, especially those residing in Western countries, are exposed to the evil celebration Christmas,' he raged in a sermon broadcast on the internet. 'Many take part in the festival celebrations by having Christmas turkey dinners. 'Decorating the house, purchasing Christmas trees or having Christmas turkey meals are completely prohibited by Allah. 'Many still practise this corrupt celebration as a remembrance of the...
  • ACLU Supports Terrorist Against Americans

    American Civil Rights Union As usual, the ACLU misreads the Constitution, and sides with those who would attack America and murder Americans, instead of following the Constitution and protecting Americans and America. The latest example is the ACLU promotion of the interests of an Al Qaeda representative in the US. The facts for this article, but not all of the legal conclusions, come from an article in the Los Angeles Times on 5 December, 2008. It concerns an apparent representative of Al Qaeda in the US, who is also a legal resident in the US. On 5 December, the...
  • Produce the Dog Gone Birth Certificate

    12/04/2008 5:11:37 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 42 replies · 1,787+ views
    youtube video ^ | November 21, 2008 | James David Manning PhD
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  • Constitutional Lawyer: If Obama Takes Oath, It Will Be Perjury - Plus Maps Out The ...

    12/03/2008 4:31:59 PM PST · by hamboy · 96 replies · 3,287+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | December 3, 2008 | Pat Dollard
    Constitutional Lawyer: If Obama Takes Oath, It Will Be Perjury - Plus Maps Out The Specific Chaos That Will Absolutely Ensue Obama Fomenting A Constitutional Crisis: Constitutional Lawyer Discusses Ramifications To Country The Philadelphia Bulletin Error 404, page removed!By John P. Connolly 12/01/2008Controversy continues to surround President-elect Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as president, and a case involving his birth certificate waits for its day before the U.S. Supreme Court. A constitutional lawyer said were it to be discovered that Mr. Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen, it would have grave consequences for the nation.According to the Constitution, a president must...