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  • Lawyer says imprisoned man innocent

    Lawyer says imprisoned man innocent

    Recent Cases 03/11/2008

    A lawyer says a man imprisoned for killing another man at a Chicago McDonald's 26 years ago is innocent and he may get a new trial. Alton Logan was sentenced to life in prison as an accomplice in the 1982 killing. The alleged shooter, Edward Hope, re...

  • Justice often slow for elder crimes

    Justice often slow for elder crimes

    Recent Cases 03/09/2008

    So far, Mary Morris has spent three years and $73,000 to get back just part of the $475,000 that was withdrawn from her mother's accounts by the relative who was overseeing the elderly woman's affairs. Morris' mother agreed, three years before she di...

  • D.C. Gun Case Draws Crowd of High Court 'Friends'

    D.C. Gun Case Draws Crowd of High Court 'Friends'

    Recent Cases 03/08/2008

    [##_1L|1408982622.jpg|width="131" height="91" alt=""|_##]With the Supreme Court examining for the first time in 70 years the right to bear arms guaranteed by the Second Amendment, a group of gay and transgender gun owners called the Pink Pistols coul...

  • AutoAdmit defendant sues Yalies

    AutoAdmit defendant sues Yalies

    Recent Cases 03/06/2008

    When three Yale Law School students were targeted by sexually explicit and derogatory posts in the online legal chatroom AutoAdmit in 2005, two of them took their case to court. Now the people they sued are firing back. Anthony Ciolli, a former AutoA...

  • Judge to let Qualcomm outside lawyers speak out

    Judge to let Qualcomm outside lawyers speak out

    Recent Cases 03/06/2008

    Qualcomm Inc's outside lawyers, who may face disciplinary action for discovery violations, can defend themselves in court even if it means revealing information Qualcomm previously resisted disclosing, according to a ruling by a U.S. judge.In January...

  • Four local lawyers face discipline

    Four local lawyers face discipline

    Recent Cases 03/06/2008

    The Florida Supreme Court has disciplined 30 attorneys, including four in Tampa Bay. Terence John Daly of Tampa was suspended for two years retroactive to June 7, according to a Jan. 10 court order. Daly allegedly did not communicate with clients, fa...

  • Legal Services Are Available To Disaster Applicants

    Legal Services Are Available To Disaster Applicants

    Recent Cases 03/05/2008

    Through an agreement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ), the American Bar Association's Young Lawyer Division and the State Bar of Kentucky, free legal services are available to low-income dis...

  • Lawyers seek removal of judge from their cases

    Lawyers seek removal of judge from their cases

    Recent Cases 03/05/2008

    Two African-American attorneys have asked that criminal District Judge Elizabeth Berry be disqualified from hearing the cases of 18 defendants they represent because, they say, she is prejudiced against African-Americans.Berry strongly denied the ass...

  • Appeals Court Weighs Teen's Web Speech

    Appeals Court Weighs Teen's Web Speech

    Recent Cases 03/05/2008

    A teen who used vulgar slang in an Internet blog to complain about school administrators shouldn't have been punished by the school, her lawyer told a federal appeals court. But a lawyer for the Burlington, Conn., school told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Cou...

  • Leaders split over choice of judge

    Leaders split over choice of judge

    Recent Cases 03/02/2008

    Roanoke Valley legislators have only one week left in the General Assembly session to appoint a new judge in the General District Court that serves Roanoke, Roanoke County and Salem.The Roanoke Valley delegation, which consists of three Republicans a...

  • New Jersey - Still no need to redefine marriage

    New Jersey - Still no need to redefine marriage

    Recent Cases 02/28/2008

    New Jersey Governor Corzine should not legalize same-sex marriage. AS EXPECTED from a panel stacked with same-sex activists, the Civil Union Commission issued a report last week saying that its members believe civil unions are a failure.What is their...

  • Suspect accused of running fake raffle

    Suspect accused of running fake raffle

    Recent Cases 02/28/2008

    A call to police from a Troy sports bar led to the arrest of a Royal Oak man believed to be involved in an area-wide fraudulent sports raffle sales scheme. A bar patron apparently realized the man selling raffle tickets purportedly for his 8-year-old...