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Texas DA: Must I Let My Prosecutors Carry Guns Into Court?

Under a new Texas law, state prosecutors can carry handguns anywhere except jails and prisons. That means they are allowed to take them into courthouses and courtrooms.

But at least…

Clean & Sober, Yet Convicted & Jailed

George Damaa doesn’t remember the accident that put him in the hospital in a coma, with multiple injuries, and killed three other people, including his girlfriend, in 1995.

He apparently…

Feds Poised for NYC Crackdown re Claimed Fair Housing Construction Violations

Although real estate developers and property managers deny wrongdoing, it appears that perhaps 100,000 rental apartments built in New York City since 1991 may have to be retrofitted. That’s because…

Billionaire’s Lawyers Target Prosecutor’s Wife, Over Law Firm Tie

Lawyers for billionaire and former Broadcom CEO Henry Nicholas III, who is facing securities fraud and drug charges in federal court in California, are seeking to put the pregnant wife…

Chicago Power Outage Outrage Sparks Law Firm Probe of Generator Delivery

A newspaper report of a Chicago city official who allegedly got a generator delivered to his door by the electric company while thousands of other residents went without power during…

Calif. Town Shuts Down 11-Year-Old’s Organic Veggie Stand

For about two years, Katie Lewis, now 11, has sold organic watermelons, zucchini and other homegrown produce at a roadside stand in Clayton, Calif., bringing in perhaps $20 a week…

More Key Senators Seek to Delay AG’s Planned Investigative Guidelines

Four senior Democratic senators joined today with leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee in calling for further public review before new investigative guidelines planned by Attorney General Michael Mukasey become…

Judge Sides With Nudists in Calif. Swimsuit Case

Nudists who for three decades have reportedly been frequenting a beach in San Diego County without any significant public objection can continue to let it all hang out a while…

Judge Tosses False Claims Suit Because of Leaked Discovery Documents

A federal judge has dismissed a false claims suit after a confidential discovery document ended up on Wikileaks.

U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur said the plaintiff’s lawyer, Jorge Sanchez, was…

Judge Sides With MIT Students, Lifts Gag Order in Transit Case

A federal anti-hacking law wasn’t intended to prohibit the disclosure of public information about computer security flaws and hence doesn’t prohibit three MIT students from discussing with fellow academics how…

As Musharraf Exits, Pakistan Lawyers Seek Trial and Restoration of Judges

As Pakistan’s president, Pervez Musharraf, resigned from office today, lawyers whose protests for over a year helped achieve this situation celebrated. They also called for the restoration to office of…

Latest Twist in Detroit Mayor Saga: Judge Says City Can’t Remove Him

The city council doesn’t have the power to remove Detroit’s embattled mayor from office, a Michigan judge has ruled.

However, today’s decision by Wayne County Circuit Judge Robert Ziolkowski doesn’t…

Payments to Edwards’ Mistress Raise Campaign Law Issues

Payments made on behalf of former presidential candidate John Edwards to his admitted mistress may not have complied with campaign laws, experts say.

At least one says money paid by…

Once Cleveland’s Top Municipal Lawyer, Cornell Carter May Lose Law License

Convicted in a felony case concerning the misuse of a former employer’s credit card, the onetime director of the municipal law department in Cleveland agreed to a deal that would…

Landmark Mass. Brain Injury Settlement Could Put 2,000 in Community Care

An unprecedented settlement between Massachusetts and an advocacy group could eventually help 2,000 brain-injured patients from nursing homes to community care.

Among them is 29-year-old Kaya Alexander, who has lived…

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