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  • Republicans (RINOs) warm to (AG Nominee) Loretta Lynch

    12/23/2014 11:40:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | December 23, 2014 | Seung Min Kim
    President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next attorney general is winning over Republicans. Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, has met privately with several Republican senators in recent weeks, earning some of their early support ahead of what is expected to be a contentious set of nomination hearings early next year.
  • President Obama expected to nominate Loretta Lynch as attorney general

    11/07/2014 10:16:30 AM PST · by AAABEST · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Novmeber 7, 2014 | Evan Perez
    Washington (CNN) -- Loretta Lynch, the U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, is expected to be President Barack Obama's pick for attorney general, U.S. officials briefed on the matter said. An announcement is expected in the coming days, though the timing is complicated by the president's plans to travel to Asia this weekend. Lynch is a popular prosecutor who is in her second stint as U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York, appointed by President Obama in 2010 and also serving in the same post from 1999 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.
  • Stakeholders Of CPS

    11/06/2014 12:14:09 PM PST · by mmdoggie · 3 replies ^ | June 4, 2013 | Child Welfare Services
    SIP Development Process   In January 2013, the System Improvement Planning process was initiated.   Internal meetings were conducted with all levels of staff to review the Peer Review (PR) and County Self Assessment (CSA).   Information and outcomes for inclusion in the SIP were identified. Lead responsibilities were assigned.    In addition, smaller groups of external stakeholders were consulted regarding specific strategies and actions in which they had indicated an interest and/or where there was a need for buy in and partnership.    This occurred at the numerous meetings that were already scheduled with stakeholders and issues pertinent to the plan were...
  • Second Nurse To Contract Ebola Retains High-Profile Attorney

    10/20/2014 7:41:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Ap via CBS ^ | 10/20/14
    Amber Vinson, the second nurse in Dallas to contract the Ebola virus, has retained a high-profile attorney, her family said in a statement.
  • Al Sharpton Says He's Helping The White House Pick The Next Attorney General

    09/25/2014 10:55:39 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 96 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/25/14 | Colin Campbell
    The Rev. Al Sharpton said his civil rights organization, the National Action Network, is "engaged in immediate conversations" with the White House as they work to name a successor to Attorney General Eric Holder, who is set to announce his resignation Thursday afternoon. "We are engaged in immediate conversations with the White House on deliberations over a successor whom we hope will continue in the general direction of Attorney General Holder," Sharpton said in a statement. Sharpton praised Holder, the first African-American attorney general, as the "best" one in history when it comes to civil rights.
  • Actor James Woods calls for Attorney General to investigate Kroger mob attack as hate crime

    09/10/2014 5:15:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 9/10/14 | Wendy C. Thomas
    Hollywood actor James Woods issued a call on Twitter for U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to investigate Saturday’s mob attack at Kroger in which the assailants were black and two of three injured victims were white. “This is a direct challenge to Eric Holder: Are you, Sir, going to Memphis, TN to address the Kroger racial hate crime? #holderchallenge,” Woods wrote Tuesday in a message that was retweeted more than 4,500 times. On Wednesday, Woods added a second hashtag to his demand. “Mr Holder,” Woods wrote, “stand above politics and address the cancer of ALL racism in America. Go to
  • (NEED HELP!) Advice needed from the FR Banglist/Lawyer Community

    07/19/2014 3:57:42 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 103 replies
    Several years ago, we had a burglary and guns were stolen from our house. About a year ago, one of them turned up on a thug, who was reaching for it in his waistband and subsequently was tasered by the police before he was able to use it one them. In the end, the gun helped to put him away, but even with priors (including a shooting about 10 years back) he only received a sentence of 3 ˝ to 7 years from our pathetic “justice” system. Fast forward to the present. I was informed that I could get my...
  • House panel drags White House attorney to testify on missing IRS emails

    06/24/2014 8:44:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/24/14 | Fox News
    Rep. Darrell Issa forced a White House attorney to testify Tuesday as he and other GOP lawmakers seek answers on why years' worth of emails from ex-IRS official Lois Lerner have disappeared. Tensions flared almost from the beginning. The chairman of the House oversight committee, shortly after White House attorney Jennifer O'Connor began to testify, accused her of being a "hostile witness" when she did not immediately answer one of his questions. "I'm not a hostile witness," she retorted. "Yes, you are," Issa, R-Calif., said. He later clarified to say she is "non-cooperative." O'Connor was brought before the committee because...
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • Property Rights Bill Provides Protection for Virginia Landowners

    01/22/2014 5:09:22 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | January 22, 2014 | Shelby Mertens
    Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has introduced a bill that would give farmers and landowners’ property rights remedies against local zoning laws. The bill is inspired by the Martha Boneta debacle last year. But unlike last year’s “Boneta Bill,” HB1219 extends beyond farmers to anyone who owns property. The bill also tackles other issues such as the constitutional rights of farmers. HB1219 says that local governments that violate constitutional rights through zoning must pay their victims the amount of the fines they sought to impose and the actual damages, including attorney fees. The bill also allows the Virginia Attorney General to...
  • Signs of the time: Political squabbling erupts over campaign 'Stop' signs

    10/29/2013 6:29:21 AM PDT · by Puppage · 9 replies
    Fairfield Citizen ^ | October 28, 2013
    The chairman of the Democratic Town Committee has asked police to put a halt to Republican campaign signs shaped like stop signs posted along local streets. Ellery Plotkin filed a complaint with the Police Department Monday morning about the octagonal GOP signs that urge voters to "STOP Raising Taxes Vote Republican." Police Sgt. Suzanne Lussier, the department spokeswoman, said six of the GOP signs were removed by officers after their placement was deemed to violate state rules or created a traffic hazard. "From here on out, it will be referred to the (Republican Town Committee) or the (Democratic Town Committee)...
  • Obama To Name Jeh Johnson Next Homeland Security Secretary [obama crony]

    10/17/2013 2:36:54 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 70 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 17, 2013 | MIKE LEVINE and MARTHA RADDATZ
    President Obama is expected to nominate former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson as the next Homeland Security secretary, ABC News has learned. --SNIP-- Johnson has called working for the Obama administration "the highlight of [his] professional life." "I have been on an incredible journey with Barack Obama ... going back to November 2006 when he recruited me to the presidential campaign he was about to launch," Johnson said in a speech at Yale Law School last year. "I remember thinking then, 'This is a long-shot, but it will be exciting, historic, and how many times in my life will someone personally...
  • NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on lenders: 'Never take your eyes off of them'

    06/25/2013 8:00:47 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies
    © 2013 Syracuse Media Group All rights reserved ^ | June 25, 2013 at 7:55 PM | By Teri Weaver
    Syracuse, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has advice for people skeptical of mortgage lenders: "Never take your eyes off of them," he said Tuesday night in Syracuse. Schneiderman, a Democrat in his third year, held his second town hall since taking office. More than 250 people showed up at the Everson Art Museum. He brought six of his office's top staffers... Another person asked how the attorney general's office investigates workplace complaints involving undocumented workers. Terri Gerstein, who heads the labor section, said the office protects workers' rights regardless of immigration status. "We do not ask those...
  • Guantanamo attorney dead in apparent suicide

    05/02/2013 3:43:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies ^ | 5/2/13 | reuters
    An American lawyer representing detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp has been found dead in an apparent suicide. The body of Andy P. Hart, a 38-year-old US federal public defender, was found last week with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to Truthout, an investigative blog, news of the attorney’s death came only this Wednesday from an investigator working on Guantanamo detainees’ habeas corpus petitions. That investigator requested anonymity. According to court documents, Hart had previously represented Kahlid Saad Mohammed, a 39-year-old Guantanamo detainee from Saudi Arabia who was transferred back to his home country in 2009 after being identified...
  • At Syracuse City Hall law office, every day is 'Take Our Daughters To Work Day'

    03/23/2013 7:13:58 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 3.23.2013 | By Tim Knauss
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – At most workplaces, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day comes once a year. But at the law department in Syracuse City Hall, every day is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The emphasis is on daughters. Of the seven city lawyers hired since Mayor Stephanie Miner took office in January 2010, all but one are daughters of city employees or prominent Democratic politicians with ties to Miner. In addition to those full-time lawyers, the city corporation counsel this month hired Meghan Ryan, the 26-year-old daughter of Miner’s chief of staff, Bill Ryan, to...
  • Islamists: Actions of our fake 'attorney' outrageous!

    02/03/2013 3:17:59 AM PST · by wesagain · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 3, 2013 | Bob Unruh
    "Lawsuit contends council hired, protected, covered up for fraud"A group of Islamists in the United States, the Council for American-Islamic Relations, has admitted that actions by an “attorney” in one of its offices were outrageous, according to a filing in a legal battle over the liability that stems from the fact the man represented as a “resident attorney” wasn’t a licensed lawyer. The case, which consolidated several earlier complaints, alleges that CAIR, which was named by the U.S. Justice Department as an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, was aware that its “resident attorney” and “manager for civil rights” at a now-defunct Maryland-Virginia...
  • Mass. Lawmaker in Voting Scandal Quits Office

    01/01/2013 5:21:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ABC6 ^ | Jan 01, 2013
    Updated: A Massachusetts lawmaker who agreed to plead guilty to casting invalid absentee ballots in 2009 and 2010 has submitted his resignation letter. State Rep. Stephen Smith submitted a letter dated Monday to the state's top election official, Secretary William Galvin. Galvin said Tuesday Smith's signed letter states, "I respectfully decline to accept this office."
  • Attorney claims EPA chief resigned over alias email accounts

    12/27/2012 3:44:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/12 | Judson Berger & Doug McKelway
    A Washington attorney suing the Obama administration for access to alias emails sent by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson claims that a recent decision by the Justice Department to release thousands of those emails next month contributed to her resigning Thursday. Jackson, in a brief written statement, said Thursday she is leaving the EPA after four years on the job, for "new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference." The agency did not offer an explanation. But Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said
  • Texas attorney in mental ward still wants to practice law

    12/04/2012 1:59:50 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 19 replies
    KSAT ^ | 12-04-2012
    AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas attorney who is a patient at a psychiatric hospital and was found incompetent to stand trial in an assault case is still trying to practice law and get a theft charge against a client dismissed. But an appeals court has questioned whether Carolyn Barnes can continue representing her client while she remains institutionalized. The Austin American-Statesman reported Sunday ( ) that Barnes has been committed to Kerrville State Hospital since mid-2011. She is facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after being accused of firing a handgun in 2010 at a census worker...
  • City Attorney of Bankrupt San Bernardino: 'Lock Your Doors and Load Your Guns'

    11/30/2012 11:06:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/12 | Bretibart News
    City attorney of San Bernardino Jim Penman had the audacity to tell the truth to the residents of bankrupt San Bernardino at a recent city council meeting. Taking stock of the fact that San Bernardino’s murder rate has jumped 50 percent over the last year, that the city has been cutting its police force by about 80 officers, and that there is no good news in sight, Penman stated, “lock your doors and load your guns.” He stands by the statement today, explaining, “you should say what you mean and mean what you say.” Penman continued, “Let’s be honest, we...
  • Napolitano floated for attorney general

    11/08/2012 11:18:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 11/8/12 | Paul Bedard
    The second term game of Obama cabinet musical chairs kicked into high gear Thursday when Attorney General Eric Holder suggested that he might leave soon. He would join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Treasury Secretary Tim Geither and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on the exit list. Names immediately surfaced of those who might replace Holder including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who has steered her department through controversial issues and come out generally unscathed. Senate sources said that she would be a good pick for Obama since she has years of experience in the area and is
  • Need attorney references in Santa Monica CA

    10/21/2012 12:06:51 PM PDT · by Neidermeyer · 19 replies
    neidermeyer | 10/21/2012 | neidermeyer
    I am looking for a few private replies with the names of good aggressive attorneys in the Santa Monica CA area that handle financial fraud and the elderly. Whoever it is must be willing to actually step into a courtroom. The lawsuit target is a precious metals firm that recently settled a suit from the city attorney ,,, there is plenty of evidence already collected and available from the city attorney if they decide not to settle. The case specifically is in reference to a bait and switch from US coins that normally sell at a small premium over the...
  • Issa: 'Our Purpose Has Never Been to Hold the Attorney General in Contempt'

    06/20/2012 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/20/12 | Fred Lucas
    In a last-minute maneuver before a House panel voted on a contempt of Congress charge against embattled Attorney General Eric Holder, the Justice Department notified the House that President Barack Obama was invoking executive privilege to shield documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious. (Snip) “Our purpose has never been to hold the attorney general in contempt. Our Purpose has always been to get the information the committee needs to complete its work that it is not only entitled to do but is obligated to do,” Issa told the committee Wednesday. “If the Justice Department had delivered the documents they
  • Obama 2005: 'The President is not the Attorney General’s client; the people are'

    06/20/2012 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 6/20/12 | Charlie Spierling
    In 2005, then-Senator Obama had some pretty strong ideas about what the Attorney General’s duties were. Speaking on the Senate floor during the nomination confirmation of President George W. Bush’s Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales, Obama explained why he opposed the nomination. “The Attorney General’s job is not just to enforce the President’s laws it is to tell the President what the law is. The job is not simply to facilitate the President’s power, it is to speak truth to that power as well,” Obama stated during the hearing.
  • State to pay legal fees in land claim suit

    04/13/2006 9:29:35 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 1 replies · 190+ views
    WATERLOO, N.Y. --New York state has agreed to pay most of the legal fees incurred by counties in opposing Indian efforts to put land into federal trusts. Seneca County had been seeking reimbursement from the state since the trust process began a year ago. The state originally refused to pay, citing an opinion by the state attorney general's office. However, Seneca County Attorney Steven Getman said Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said this week that state law allowed reimbursement to counties for legal costs associated with defending the claims. Getman said the state agreed to pay both future costs and approximately...
  • Appeals court refuses to rehear Cayuga decision (Indian Land Claim gets tossed)

    09/08/2005 2:44:12 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 527+ views
    WSTM TV SYRACUSE NY ^ | 9/8/05 | wire
    WATERLOO, N.Y. The Cayuga Indian's 25-year-old land claim will not get a second look from a federal appeals court. Seneca County Attorney Steven Getman says today's decision by the Second U-S Circuit Court of Appeals is another victory for property owners. The Cayuga Indian Nation of New York and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma had asked for a rehearing after the court's split decision in June. The decision said the tribe was not entitled to a 248 (m) million land claim judgment awarded by a lower-court jury. Today's decision cited an earlier U-S Supreme Court ruling in a separate case...
  • Supreme Court Will Not Hear [Cayuga Indian] Land Claim

    05/15/2006 2:19:45 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 6 replies · 727+ views
    The US Supreme Court has announced it will not hear an appeal of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling throwing out the Cayuga land claim. Seneca County Attorney Steven Getman says the ruling means the end of the more than two decade old land claim. The Cayuga and Seneca-Cayuga Indians had asked the Supreme Court to review the lower court ruling, saying the Appeals Court incorrectly cited the Sherill case involving the Oneida Indians in throwing out the quarter billion dollars awarded the Indians. The focus of the battle between the Indians and governments in Seneca and Cayuga Counties...
  • Federal official says Cayuga Indian land could be subject to foreclosure

    09/28/2005 8:55:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies · 369+ views
    The Auburn NY Citizen Copyright © 2005 ^ | Wednesday, September 28, 2005 11:28 AM EDT | By The Citizen
    AUBURN NY--A federal Department of Interior official said the U.S. Supreme Court's city of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation decision applies to the Cayuga Nation's purchase of land within their land claim area on the open market. Based on the Sherrill decision, when taxes are not paid, the Cayuga Nation's property would be subject to foreclosure, Associate Deputy Secretary James Carson wrote in a Sept. 22 letter to U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-New Hartford. Boehlert had contacted the department of behalf of Seneca County attorney Steven Getman. Carson wrote that questions about the legality of the tribe's bingo halls in...
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Check out the lead attorney for MF Global and his connections

    12/14/2011 12:19:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    New World Capital ^ | 12/14/11 | Bradley Abelow
    Bradley Abelow, President, MF Global Inc., is a Senior Advisor at the Firm. Mr. Abelow was a Partner at NewWorld before joining MF Global, where his long-time associate Jon Corzine is CEO. Prior to co-founding NewWorld, he was Chief of Staff to Jon Corzine, then Governor of the State of New Jersey, where he oversaw state-level environmental programs, and earlier served as Treasurer of New Jersey. Before that, Mr. Abelow was a General Partner and Managing Director of The Goldman Sachs Group, where he held a variety of senior leadership positions. Mr. Abelow has been active in environmental matters for...
  • Mother Loses Support, Custody for Interfering With Father's Rights

    12/08/2011 7:59:52 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | 12/09/11 | John Caher
    A mother who "deliberately and unjustifiably frustrated" a father's attempts to visit his child was appropriately stripped of child support and primary custody, an appellate panel in Albany has held. The Appellate Division, Third Department, unanimously affirmed a Schuyler County Family Court judge in a case where the custodial mother had repeatedly hindered her estranged husband's efforts to establish relations with his daughter, even though the father made no attempt to enforce his visitation rights for six years. Luke v. Luke, 510880, centers on a child born in 2001 to Melvin W. and Heidi L. Luke. The Lukes, who are...
  • City Attorney Wants To Ban Occupy Arrestees From City Hall

    12/02/2011 6:29:44 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    CBS) ^ | December 2, 2011 6:17 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The City Attorney’s Office recommended that 46 people charged with crimes related to the LAPD raid on the Occupy L.A. enacampment not be allowed back to City Hall to continue protesting. Charges were filed against protesters who either resisted arrest or had prior criminal records. “We believe it is appropriate since they were arrested for violating the law in that area that they be ordered by the court not to go back to that area,” Thomas said. He likened it to a husband accused of beating his wife, saying it would be reasonable to request the...
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Press Conference at 2pm - Per Fox News

    10/11/2011 10:36:59 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 47 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News | 11 October 2011 | N/A
    Attorney General Eric Holder to hold a press conference at 2pm
  • BREAKING - FNC: Eric Holder presser in 30 minutes

    10/11/2011 10:36:31 AM PDT · by maggief · 206 replies · 2+ views
    FoxNews | October 11, 2011
    Breaking on Fox ...
  • Car bomb investigation points toward two men (Update-Michigan)

    09/23/2011 7:49:19 AM PDT · by madison10 · 26 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | September 22, 2011 | Ray Kisonas
    Police officials say this afternoon that while no arrests have been made in Tuesday's car bombing, at least two men are being targeted, including one whose estranged spouse is represented by Erik Chappell. Monroe police and federal agents may be close to making a move soon, authorities said. On the day his car exploded with his two sons inside, Mr. Chappell was in Monroe County Circuit Court on a hearing involving child support payments. Later that afternoon, as he was driving on E. Elm Ave., taking his sons to football practice, the Volvo exploded. Authorities have said that they are...
  • Area attorney, sons injured in car blast (Monroe, MI)

    09/21/2011 7:17:45 AM PDT · by madison10 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 9/21/2011 | Ray Kisonas
    A local attorney and his two sons were severely injured in a blast when a bomb denoted in their car as they were driving on E. Elm Ave. late Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement officials and attorneys said the victim is Erik G. Chappell, whose law practice is based in Sylvania, Ohio, but who lives in the county. His two sons, believed to be aged 11 and 13, were seriously injured and all three are in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. “This was not an intent to injure; this was an intent to kill,” said a family friend who declined...
  • Attorney General in Mexico: 200 Murders Result of Operation Fast and Furious

    09/20/2011 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9//20/11 | Katie Pavlich
    In a conference call this morning with Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa, reporters were told the Attorney General in Mexico has confirmed at least 200 murders south of the border happened as a result of Operation Fast and Furious. Eleven crimes in the United States have been linked to Operation Fast and Furious up to this point. Issa said he expects as the investigation in the operation continues, more crimes connected to Fast and Furious will come to light and be exposed. This is not surprising, considering out of 2500 weapons the Obama Justice Department allowed to...
  • NY Attorney General Facing Intense Pressure From Obama Administration On Bank Foreclosure Fraud

    08/21/2011 11:47:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    The Daily Bail ^ | 8/22/11 | staff
    As DB readers know, NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, along with AGs Beau Biden of Delaware and Catherine Cortez of Nevada, have been opposed to the nationwide foreclosure fraud settlement being led by Iowa AG Tom Miller (read: Once Upon A Time In Foreclosure Fraud), who as Matt Taibbi pointed out has not-so-conincidentally increased his campaign contributions from the finance sector this year by a factor of 88! Today, NY Times reporter Gretchen Morgenson reports Schneiderman has been getting heavy pressure from the Obama administration (read: Geithner's Foreclosure Fraud Whitewash) to drop his opposition to the deal, which many experts...
  • Ruben Rosario: Will the death penalty endure? Not if this attorney can help it

    08/19/2011 7:26:26 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 50 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-19-11 | rube rosario
    Wells, like many attorneys who plunge into this protracted and rewarding but frustrating legal venture, is morally and philosophically opposed to the death penalty. Although 34 states have it, there are other reasons Minnesota should continue to oppose it. Several credible national studies conclude, and nearly 90 percent of the nation's top criminologists in a recent survey agree, that the death penalty has very little, if any, effect at all on deterring violent crime. So agrees the law enforcement community. A national poll of police chiefs placed it dead last, pun intended, on ways to reduce violent crime. The chiefs...
  • Teachers' attorney: Atlanta test cheating report inaccurate, falsely accuses the innocent

    07/14/2011 4:11:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Link only - Teachers' attorney: Atlanta test cheating report inaccurate, falsely accuses the innocent
  • Attractive attorney, 25, charged with prostitution

    06/14/2011 7:52:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 108 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 14, 2011
    A high-flying attorney worked as a prostitute and offered to perform a sex act on a man for $50, officials say. Reema Bajaj, 25, was linked to prostitution by police who were investigating a separate case involving child pornography. The law expert is said to have met with a sex customer within 1,000ft of a school during August 2010, said DeKalb police Sgt. Bob Redel. Bajaj, from Sycamore, Chicago, pleaded not guilty last week, according to her attorney David Camic of Aurora. She is charged with two misdemeanours and one felony count, officials said. DeKalb County Assistant State's Attorney Julie...
  • Disgraced attorney owes $15 million to teenager he raped

    05/25/2011 8:22:22 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 38 replies
    mpls star tribune ^ | 5-24-11 | ABBY SIMONS
    Disgraced former attorney Aaron Biber, imprisoned for raping a 15-year-old friend of his son, has been ordered to pay $15 million to a trust in the teen's name for acts a judge deemed "utterly intolerable to the civilized community." Hennepin County District Judge Denise Reilly ordered Biber, 48, formerly of Shoreview, to pay $10 million in punitive damages and $5 million for assault, battery and emotional distress inflicted on the teen, leading up to and including the October 2009 assault. Attorney Michael Schwartz, trustee for the teen, said he and other attorneys will immediately work toward collecting on the civil...
  • CAIR/Sheepshead Bay Mosque Attorney Lamis Deek Using Islamic Jew-Hatred to Strike Fear

    05/10/2011 5:18:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/10/11 | Pamela Geller
    Muslim Brotherhood-tied CAIR and their operative, Lamis Deek, know the power of Islamic Jew-hatred as commanded in the Islamic texts and teachings, and instead of fighting it, they mine it. Exploit it. They know the power of their hate. The vile inciter and demagogue Lamis Deek's history is well documented. It is not surprising that she is the attorney for the Muslim Brotherhood-tied MAS group building a super-mosque on a quiet residential street in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn. CAIR's Great FBI Scare Lecture Investigative Project on Terrorism A recent "Know Your Rights" presentation by the Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR)...
  • Issa Grills Attorney General Holder on Operation Fast & Furious and Project Gunrunner (Video)

    05/05/2011 12:55:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/5/11 | oversightandreform
    During a Judiciary Committee hearing, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) grills Attorney General Eric Holder on the Justice Department's Operation Fast and Furious and Project Gunrunner. As Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Issa has issued a subpoena to the Department of Justices' Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) for documents related to the highly controversial "Project Gunrunner."
  • SHOCKING VIDEO: Teen Brutally Beaten At McDonald's While Employees Watch

    04/22/2011 8:28:24 PM PDT · by John.Galt2012 · 154 replies
    Pix11 ^ | 22 April 2011 | Pix11
    Two women are charged after a video showing a brutal attack on a teenage girl at a Baltimore-area McDonald's restaurant surfaced on the internet Friday. According to the Baltimore Sun, police have charged a 14-year-old girl as a juvenile, and charges are pending for her 18-year-old accomplice. The attack reportedly occurred April 18 at the 6300 Kenwood McDonald’s location. The Sun is also reporting that State’s Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger says that the assault may be classified as a hate crime because the attackers were both black, and the victim white.
  • WI GOP rep. questions state DOJ’s ethics after state attorney advises fleeing Dems (truncated)

    04/07/2011 2:07:27 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-7-11 | Matthew Boyle
    Original title: WI GOP rep. questions state DOJ’s ethics after state attorney advises fleeing Dems, shows political support in private e-mail. Wisconsin state Rep. Steve Nass is calling for an investigation of state Assistant Attorney General Thomas Bellavia after he sent an e-mail offering advice to two of the 14 fleeing Democratic senators on how to avoid getting caught by Wisconsin law enforcement. The e-mail also shows where Bellavia’s political support lies. “I am a political supporter of your current efforts regarding the budget repair bill,” Bellavia wrote in a February 27 e-mail to Democratic state Sens. Joe Erpenbach and...
  • Jared Loughner is indicted on 46 new charges in Tucson shooting - and could face death penalty

    03/05/2011 9:46:17 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 12:06 AM on 5th March 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Suspected Tucson gunman Jared Loughner has been indicted on 46 new charges, including the murders of a federal judge and an aide to congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The new indictment, by a federal grand jury in Arizona, is the first step in a formal Department of Justice process to decide whether to seek the death penalty against the 22-year-old.
  • New York Judge Allows Beheading Suspect to Be Own Attorney (ex-TV exec Muzzammil Hassan)

    01/24/2011 11:30:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/24/11
    New York Judge Allows Beheading Suspect to Be Own AttorneyAssociated Press Published January 24, 2011 BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A former New York television executive accused of beheading his estranged wife has been granted permission to act as his own lawyer for the remainder of his murder trial. In a reversal Monday, a judge allowed Muzzammil Hassan to take over as lead counsel from attorney Jeremy Schwartz. The two have been at odds over Hassan's defense since the trial began in Buffalo last week. Schwartz will stay on to help. **SNIP** Hassan is accused of killing Aasiya Hassan inside the Muslim-oriented...
  • Reports: 'Unabomber' lawyer to represent Giffords shooting suspect

    01/10/2011 9:59:28 AM PST · by epithermal · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/11 | Jordan Fabian
    A well-known public defender who has represented controversial clients, including the "Unabomber," has been appointed to defend Jared Lee Loughner, the man accused of shooting Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) this weekend. Judy Clarke will appear with Loughner, 22, at his initial court appearance Monday afternoon and the Federal Public Defender's Office in Phoenix has recommended that she be appointed as his attorney, according to the Arizona Republic. CNN also reported Clarke's role. Loughner faces two federal murder charges in connection with the killings of federal judge John Roll and Giffords aide Gabe Zimmerman. He also has been charged with...
  • Freehold Attorney Fined $2,500 for Trapping, Drowning Squirrels (Wife Turned Him In)

    11/21/2010 10:08:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    NOVEMBER 19, 2010 | Charles Webster
    Freehold Attorney Fined $2,500 for Trapping, Drowning Squirrels