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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...
  • Obama and the Bomb Control of 10,000 Nuclear Weapons by Fraud?

    12/03/2008 3:59:43 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 23 replies · 1,533+ views
    AmericanPatrol ^ | 12/3/08 | Glenn Spencer
    American Patrol Report Letter to Supreme Court Justices I am writing about a possible threat to all of humanity. Under present law the President of the United States has sole authority to authorize the use of nuclear weapons. The possibility of holding the fate of the entire human race in ones hands is an awesome responsibility. The person to whom we grant that responsibility must be of the highest moral and ethical character. While the popular vote is a necessary prerequisite to assume the powers of the presidency, it should not be sufficient. I have become aware of serious questions...
  • Holder is Obama's top choice for attorney general

    11/18/2008 6:30:49 PM PST · by DBCJR · 5 replies · 461+ views
    AP ^ | 11/18/08 2 hours ago | By MATT APUZZO and LARA JAKES JORDAN
    Obama's top choice for attorney general is Eric Holder, a former No. 2 Justice Department official in the Clinton administration ...would become the first African American to serve as the nation's chief lawyer. .... But the Obama official said the decision has not been finalized, and transition spokesmen said no decision has been made. ... In the past week, Obama aides have asked Senate Republicans whether they would support Holder. In particular, the aides questioned whether Holder's confirmation would be delayed because of his involvement in the 2001 pardon of Rich. ...Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the top Republican on...
  • Christian Legal Insight Live on the Radio (FReeper radio interview Thurs. 9/13 9:00 p.m. EST)

    11/12/2008 6:35:30 PM PST · by LikeLight · 5 replies · 326+ views ^ | 9/12/2008 | Stephen Bloom
    Need encouraging Christian insight on a real life legal situation you face? Looking for genuine peace in the midst of legal confusion? Wonder whether you're getting cheated by your lawyer? Call in live with your legal questions for Christian Attorney Stephen Bloom, author of The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues ! It's all happening on GOD UNPLUGGED as Stephen joins host Amy Hammond Hagberg from 9:00-9:30 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, November 13. Listen right here: During each episode of GOD UNPLUGGED Amy Hammond Hagberg chats with famous authors, actors, athletes and recording artists about their faith. The 30-minute show...
  • Injuries - They Change Your Life

    07/21/2008 2:14:37 PM PDT · by MrLegalReform · 18 replies · 114+ views ^ | 07/19/2008 | Jon Lewis
    Well, I can finally identify with some of my clients. In my first 41 years of life, I have been relatively injury free. However, that all changed at the AAJ (American Association for Justice) Conference in Philadelphia, PA. On Sunday, July 13, 2008, we decided to run a sponsored 5k (3.1 miles) in Philadelphia. About half of the way through, I was talking to the attorney next to me and not paying attention. At that point, there was a lower area of the sidewalk where a tree was planted, and my left foot folded under, breaking my fibula. Of course,...
  • Wrongly Convicted Man Released After 26 Years (attorney knew the truth)

    04/21/2008 1:00:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 145 replies · 158+ views
    cbs ^ | 4-20-08 | Blakely
    Wrongly Convicted Man Released After 26 Years Reporting Derrick Blakley CHICAGO (CBS) The man who spent 26 years in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit was released on bond Friday night. Alton Logan's release was made possible because of two attorneys who this year dropped a bombshell when they admitted Logan was the wrong man convicted of a crime. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports Logan had been serving a life sentence for the 1982 murder of a McDonald's security guard. Another man, Andrew Wilson, told his lawyers years ago that he was the real killer. But under...
  • Attorney: Girl too young for attack case (Brutally attacked another girl on a playground)

    04/10/2008 11:58:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 354+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/10/08 | AP
    ERIE, Pa. - Two young girls accused of brutally attacking another girl on a playground are too emotionally immature to understand the criminal charges against them and the charges should be dismissed, their attorneys said. The girls, ages 10 and 11, face aggravated assault and other charges for the attack on another 10-year-old girl at an elementary school playground the evening of April 3. The girls are accused of stomping on the victim and breaking her hip, police said. Erie County Public Defender Tony Logue says he will ask a Juvenile Court judge to dismiss criminal charges against the 10-year-old...
  • Mexican attorney general: U.S., Mexico need comprehensive strategy

    03/12/2008 12:55:51 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 372+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 12 Mar 2008 | BRENDAN McKENNA
    The United States and Mexico need to hammer out a sweeping strategic vision for the future of the two countries, Mexico's attorney general told officials Wednesday. “Security, drug trafficking, immigration, trade and economic intervention are components of that comprehensive vision,” said Eduardo Medina Mora. “We cannot organize just one aspect of that.” Mr. Mora, speaking at the U.S.-Mexico Congressional Border Issues conference at a gathering in the Library of Congress, emphasized the links and connections between many of the issues facing both countries. “The approach on the border has to be a comprehensive one,” he said. “You cannot build trade...
  • LET LYNNE STEWART ROT (marxist att'y gets light sentence for helping terrorist)

    02/04/2008 3:05:01 PM PST · by dynachrome · 14 replies · 120+ views
    New York Post ^ | 2-2-08 | editorial staff
    February 2, 2008 -- Might terror-coddling attorney Lynne Stewart get her just deserts after all? It is to be hoped. A three-judge federal appeals panel heard arguments Tuesday from prosecutors seeking a harsher sentence for Stewart, who was given just 28 months in prison in 2006 for smuggling dispatches to and from her terrorist-mastermind client. She could have gotten 30 years. Nevertheless, District Judge John Koeltl decided that Stewart had performed "a public service . . . to the nation" in representing "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel-Rahman - regardless of any, well . . . overzealousness in his cause.
  • Announcing: The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues (new book by Class of '98 FReeper)

    01/07/2008 5:59:13 AM PST · by LikeLight · 143 replies · 748+ views ^ | 01/07/2008 | LikeLight
    Description of book: At its heart, this book is a comforting companion and helpful counselor for average Christians interacting with the law, perhaps feeling bewildered, overwhelmed, or uneasy about how their legal situations align with their Christian morals and beliefs. The book is comprehensive in scope, but written in a friendly, conversational tone. The legal topics addressed are carefully selected to cover those most likely to be encountered by regular folks in the course of their everyday lives. By presenting a practical Christian perspective informed by God's rich array of relevant scriptural wisdom, this book will release multitudes of Christian...
  • Statement by Norman Hsu's Attorney - Press Release (Hsu surrenders to authorities in California)

    08/31/2007 9:09:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 59 replies · 1,241+ views
    PRNewswire on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/07 | Norman Hsu
    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to media and other inquiries, Jim Brosnahan, attorney for Norman Hsu and a partner at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster issued the following statement: "The 15 year old legal matter that Norman Hsu has is moving toward resolution. We arranged for him to appear in court and put up monies for bail, which can also be used for restitution to any persons who might still be unpaid. We have had productive preliminary conversations with the Attorney General's office concerning resolution of this old matter. "
  • Officials say Gonzales has resigned (AP)

    08/27/2007 7:14:33 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 20 replies · 863+ views
    ap via yahoo ^ | 27-Aug-2007 | JENNIFER LOVEN and LARA JAKES JORDAN
    Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned, officials said Monday, ending a monthslong standoff with critics who questioned his honesty and competence at the helm of the Justice Department. Republicans and Democrats alike had demanded his resignation over the botched handling of FBI terror investigations and the firings of U.S. attorneys, but President Bush had defiantly stood by his Texas friend until accepting his resignation Frid(AP) — ay, according to senior administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.The Justice Department planned a news conference for 10:30 a.m. EDT, in Washington. Bush planned to discuss Gonzales' departure at his Crawford, Texas, ranch...
  • [Fred]Thompson the Investigator (Watergate, etc., with pictorial slideshow)

    08/26/2007 9:41:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 746+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 27, 2007
    Fred D. Thompson rose to national prominence in the mid-1970s. As chief counsel to the Republicans on the Senate Watergate Committee, he famously asked the question that revealed the existence of the White House taping system that ultimately led to President Richard M. Nixon's resignation. But Mr. Thompson was also an active participant in the White House's efforts to deflect blame from the president and discredit his accusers, plotting strategy with Mr. Nixon's lawyers and leaking information to them. (Continued for 9 more pages)
  • Attorney airs ad to rebut charges

    08/25/2007 11:07:47 AM PDT · by radar101 · 2 replies · 690+ views
    Review Journal ^ | Aug. 25, 2007 | CARRI GEER THEVENOT
    Alan Dershowitz to defend Noel Gage in federal fraud case Las Vegas attorney Noel Gage has come out swinging in his fight with the federal government, airing a defiant television commercial since his indictment earlier this year and recently adding one of the country's top legal minds to his defense team. Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz has signed on to represent Gage, who faces fraud and other charges in connection with what prosecutors have described as a multimillion-dollar scheme to inflate settlements and judgments in personal injury cases. The defendant is tight-lipped about what role Dershowitz will play in...
  • Paris Hilton's Prosecutor Under Scrutiny

    06/25/2007 2:58:22 PM PDT · by em2vn · 8 replies · 524+ views
    Myway ^ | 06-25-07 | JEREMIAH MARQUEZ
    When Paris Hilton was sprung from jail early, few were as outraged - and as outspoken - as the prosecutor who put her there. But City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo's complaints of a two-tiered jail system where "the rich and powerful receive special treatment" have come to back to haunt him. Among other things, he also admitted sticking the taxpayers with the bill after his wife crashed his city-issued car in 2004, and acknowledged that staffers have occasionally run personal errands and baby-sat his children. The disclosures have led the California bar and the city Ethics Commission to open investigations of...
  • The Facts Behind the U.S. Attorney Firings

    04/05/2007 9:25:57 AM PDT · by poisonivy27 · 2 replies · 837+ views
    Human Events ^ | April 5, 2007 | David Freddoso
    Kyle Sampson, chief of staff to Atty. Gen. Al Gonzales, wrote an urgent note to White House Counsel Bill Kelly on May 11, 2006, warning that it was time to find potential replacements for U.S. Attorney Carol Lam. In the note, Sampson referred to “[t]he real problem we have right now with Carol Lam that leads me to conclude that we should have someone ready to be nominated 11/18, the day her 4-year term expires,” wrote Sampson, whose recent resignation and testimony have fueled the controversy that may cause Gonzales’ downfall.
  • Karl Rove Is the Father of Anna Nicole's Baby

    03/29/2007 6:36:28 AM PDT · by SunSetSam · 31 replies · 246+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | 3/29/2007 | Brian Cherry
    Karl Rove fathered Anna Nicole Smith’s baby. In an unforgettable night fueled by alcohol, lust, a lion tamer outfit, a failed attempt to freebase "Sweettarts", an Al Franken blow-up doll and some crimes against nature with a very confused puffer fish, Karl fathered her child. I think we should all be ashamed of Mr. Rove (how much is she worth again?). Now, admittedly, there is no crime in having sex with Anna Nicole Smith. If that were illegal most of the Western Hemisphere’s male population would be perp walked into a future of Federal incarceration that includes forced labor, strained...
  • The Slaughter Of The Innocent ... U.S. Attorneys (Bill Press Barf)

    03/20/2007 1:31:02 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 6 replies · 413+ views
    Bill Press ^ | 03/15/2007 | Bill Press
    When he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 18, 2007, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales knew he might be grilled about reports that several U.S. attorneys had been fired as part of a political witch hunt. He decided to strike first. “And so let me publicly sort of pre-empt perhaps a question you're going to ask me,” Gonzales piously told the senators, “and that is: I am fully committed, as the administration's fully committed, to ensure that, with respect to every United States attorney position in this country, we will have a presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed United States attorney.” Gonzales...
  • Michigan's Female U.S. Attorney Resigns

    02/24/2007 10:56:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,281+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/24/07 | AP
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Michigan's first female U.S. attorney says she is stepping down, prompting speculation that she is the latest in a wave of resignations forced by the Bush administration. Margaret M. Chiara, 63, said Friday she would resign her position effective March 16, but did not say why. She said in a statement issued by her office that she intends to remain in public service. Chiara was unavailable for comment Friday because she was attending to personal matters, an aide said. Seven other U.S. attorneys have been forced to resign in recent months. Democrats have accused the Bush...
  • Attorney pleads guilty to leaking BALCO testimony (2 SF Chronicle reporters to escape jail time)

    02/14/2007 4:30:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 367+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/14/07 | Paul Elias and David Kravets - ap
    Two San Francisco Chronicle reporters will avoid jail time after a criminal defense lawyer pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaking them secret grand jury documents from the BALCO steroids investigation. Troy Ellerman admitted allowing reporters Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-Wada to view transcripts of the grand jury testimony of baseball stars Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield and sprinter Tim Montgomery, according to court documents. The Chronicle published stories in 2004 that reported Giambi and Montgomery admitted taking steroids while Bonds and Sheffield testified that they didn't knowingly take performance enhancing drugs. A federal judge ordered the reporters jailed after they...
  • Nevada Sen. Reid hires Hollywood attorney (to help respond to AP & Las Vegas land deal story)

    02/06/2007 7:00:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 883+ views
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has hired Los Angeles celebrity attorney Martin Singer for legal work. Reid, D-Nev., paid Singer $25,000 on Dec. 14 from his senatorial campaign account, according to his most recent Federal Election Commission report. The money was described as "legal fees," but no details were given. Reid's spokesman, Jon Summers, said Singer was hired to help Reid respond to a story by The Associated Press that was critical of a Las Vegas land deal involving the senator. He said Reid got approval from the Senate Ethics Committee for the expenditure. Singer did not immediately return a...
  • Isanti 'Town Hero' Charged with Felon

    01/30/2007 7:54:05 PM PST · by oursacredhonor · 47 replies · 1,743+ views
    In their rural farmhouse, the kitchen table is filled with letters of support, after Kenny Englund, 74, help police catch two people stealing gasoline from a neighbors property. “I waved my shotgun at them and I said, ‘Stay right there, I’m calling the sheriff,’” Englund said. The Isanti County Sheriff says Englund crossed a line. “Unless your physical life is threatened, you should not take the law into your own hands,” Sheriff Mike Ammend said. “They booked me into jail, fingerprinted, mugshot – the whole ball of wax,” Englund said. Englund was not charged the day of the incident, but...
  • Defiance angers judge in gang rape

    01/06/2007 7:09:04 AM PST · by rellimpank · 38 replies · 1,778+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 05 Jan 07 | Mary Zahn
    The mother of a boy convicted Friday in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl on Labor Day told a judge the girl was also to blame and that her son was the victim of "little flipper girls" who think it's cool to have sex with multiple partners. That prompted Milwaukee County Children's Court Judge Mary Triggiano to abruptly interrupt her. "What he did was rape that girl," Triggiano said, calling the deflection of responsibility to the girl appalling. "He got caught. He didn't take responsibility until something pegged him
  • Former Bush Interior Secretary Takes Job As Attorney For Shell

    12/28/2006 11:11:18 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 24 replies · 599+ views
    New West ^ | 27 Dec 2006 | Todd Wilkinson
    Gale Norton is back providing oversight of energy development issues on public lands in the American West, this time as a key legal advisor for a major global oil company. Months after she resigned her cabinet post as President Bush's Interior Secretary—and then seemed to disappear from public view—the Coloradan apparently has accepted an offer to serve as counsel for Royal Dutch Shell PLC. Shell, one of the world's largest producers of oil, was also one of the companies that Norton's Interior Department routinely engaged on matters of drilling in sensitive ecological settings. According to Dow Jones Market Watch, which...
  • Florida Lethal Injections, Murders Put on Hold

    12/16/2006 7:27:50 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies · 911+ views
    ScrappleFace ^ | 2006-12-16 | Scott Ott
    After a botched execution that took 34 minutes to end a convicted murderer’s life, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has suspended all death sentences until a commission can review lethal-injection procedures “to ensure they don’t inflict cruel and unusual punishment on their helpless victims.” In a gesture of goodwill, Florida’s leading association of murderers also announced a temporary hold on premeditated and/or serial killings as well as brutal rapes, according to a spokesman, “until we can determine if some of our victims experience discomfort or pain.” The Sunshine State Coalition of Capital Criminals released the statement through its ACLU attorney, pledging...
  • Man sues injury lawyer over golf incident

    12/01/2006 7:16:20 AM PST · by OldCorps · 16 replies · 1,135+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1 Dec 06 | unk
    A man playing golf at a Lemont, Ill., country club claims he received a concussion from a ball hit by a prominent personal-injury lawyer. Edigio "Gino" Berni claims in a lawsuit filed against Chicago attorney Michael Goldberg he was struck in the temple by a ball hit by the lawyer in August, the Chicago Daily Southtown reported Friday. Berni's attorney, Mario Palermo, said his client saw Goldberg hit the ball, which the suit claims bore the name of the attorney's law firm, Goldberg, Weisman and Cairo. "(Goldberg) has a reputation for helping people like Gino," Palermo said. "He hasn't taken...
  • And ANOTHER lying liberal blogger (Catching A Liberal Attorney In A Lie) I'm shocked!

    10/25/2006 12:26:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies · 325+ views ^ | October 25, 2006 | bmovies
    Wednesday, October 25, 2006 And ANOTHER lying liberal blogger Over here (sorry about the bad formatting on that post), I talk about how liberals lie about what Rush said and did on a specific episode of his tv show so many years ago and go into great depth with many examples. And here is one liberal blogger who repeats the phony information. When he is corrected in the comments section of his blog: "This is the guy who held up a picture of Chelsea Clinton and called her a dog, when she was still a young teen." Didnt happen that...
  • U.S. lawyer gets 28 months jail for aiding terrorism

    10/16/2006 4:35:58 PM PDT · by bd476 · 62 replies · 1,263+ views
    Reuters and Yahoo News ^ | October 16, 2006 | Matthew Verrinder
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York attorney convicted of aiding terrorism by helping an imprisoned Egyptian client smuggle messages to militant followers was sentenced on Monday to 28 months in prison. Lynne Stewart, 67, was convicted in February 2005 of helping her client, Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, to contact the Islamic Group, which the U.S. government lists as a terrorist organization. Prosecutors said messages Stewart passed on for Abdel-Rahman could have incited violence in Egypt. The sheikh was convicted in 1995 of conspiring to attack U.S. targets in a plot prosecutors said included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Stewart,...
  • How to sue your lawyer

    10/12/2006 7:38:59 AM PDT · by Faith65 · 9 replies · 2,808+ views
    vanity ^ | 10/12/06 | me
    (Vanity) FReepers- I need the name of several great books on how to sue your attorney. Basically,this whole ordeal has been going on for 4 1/2 years and my attorney has just continued to negate his fudiciary responsibilty in so many ways and left me with no choice. My dealings with him are regarding the selling of some companies and some real estate holdings. He and the accountant who did the valuations are a little too close for comfort and now my valuations have been held hostage (even though the accountant has been paid in full over a YEAR AGO!!...

    08/29/2006 4:49:34 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies · 785+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 29 August 2006 | Anita Hassan
    Defense attorney Rusty Hardin, whose high-profile client list includes former Houston Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich and former Police Chief C.O. Bradford, was robbed at gunpoint outside his home in West University Place early Saturday morning, authorities said. Hardin, who is currently representing Mayor Bill White's teenage daughter in a drunken-driving case, said he got home after midnight Friday after having dinner with his wife and some clients. Hardin and his wife had taken separate cars, and he arrived home shortly after she did. When he got out of his car, the 64-year-old attorney said, he was approached by two men...
  • Convict's odds today may rest on gibberish (I'm for death penalty, but this is sick)

    08/24/2006 7:45:31 AM PDT · by wildbill · 31 replies · 1,010+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 8/24-06 | Maro Robbins
    Texas is scheduled to execute a convict today whose lawyer filed an appeal with incoherent repetitions, rambling arguments and language clearly lifted from one of his previous cases, so that at one point it described the wrong crime... Perhaps most striking, the pleadings for Fuller copied wording from an appeal Wilkinson filed for a different client, Henry Earl Dunn, in an unrelated case. As a result, it complains about testing for blood on a gun used by Dunn's co-defendant seven years earlier.