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Attorney for Sect Teen Refuses to Testify in Texas Grand Jury Hearing

A Texas grand jury apparently investigating alleged sexual abuse of girls by a polygamous religious sect reportedly tried to call an attorney for one 16-year-old, Natalie Malonis, to testify yesterday.

Lawyer Under Armed Guard as Grand Jury Hears Texas Sect Case

A court-appointed lawyer for a 16-year-old member of a polygamous religious sect was reportedly under armed guard today as she arrived for a Texas grand jury hearing in an ongoing…

If Not Gitmo, NIMBY, Senators Say;  Detainee Not Yet Told of Appellate Win

After an appellate court ruling that a military prisoner held for more than six years without trial was improperly classified as an “enemy combatant,” the closure of…

Columnist Art Buchwald’s ‘Sick’ Humor Didn’t Amuse the FBI

For nearly two decades, the FBI tracked Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist Art Buchwald, compiling a 239-page dossier on his activities.

Its conclusion: Although Buchwald’s humor wasn’t amusing to the FBI’s…

Bill to Ban DOJ Privilege Attack on Corps. Will Pass, Backers Predict

A growing weight of support for federal legislation that seeks to curtail a controversial Justice Department practice of requiring corporations to waive attorney-client privilege has reportedly persuaded backers that it…

Sex Offender Computer Search Law is Unconstitutional, Judge Says

A federal judge yesterday struck down a major portion of a revised Indiana sex offender registry law, saying that the state went too far in requiring that convicted sex offenders,…

Judge a Reluctant Ref in Landmark Battle Over White House Subpoenas

Asked by Congressional lawyers yesterday to require the White House to comply with House Judiciary Committee subpoenas of two high-level aides, Federal District Court Judge John Bates was a reluctant…

Ex-Prosecutor: DOJ Destroyed My Career

Ryan Rainey admittedly broke a rule when he was a star federal prosecutor, and paid a high price for doing so.

In 2005, he resigned, later pleading guilty to criminal…

32 Ex-US Attorneys Ask Senate to Bolster Corporate Attorney-Client Privilege

Adding, for the first time, insider Justice Department protests to a growing weight of concern about the McNulty memo, a bipartisan group of 32 former U.S. attorneys has sent a…

High Court to Hear ‘Price Squeeze’ Antitrust Case that Split FTC and SG

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review a case that tests the antitrust “price squeeze” doctrine in a case against a unit of AT&T. The issue has divided the…

Lawsuit Seeks to Bar South Carolina’s ‘I Believe’ License Plates

A legal group is seeking an injunction to bar production of license plates in South Carolina that feature a cross and the phrase “I believe.”

Americans United for Separation of…

Judge Blocks Ouster of Seven Lawyers from D.C. AG’s Office

A judge in Washington, D.C., has issued a temporary restraining order to block the ouster of seven lawyers from the District of Columbia Attorney General’s office.

Judge Melvin Wright said…

Gonzales Axed Anti-Torture DOJ Lawyer, But Promised US Attorney Job, ABC Says

In Congressional testimony that helps connect two controversial legal issues in the Bush administration, a former high-level Justice Department lawyer says he was asked to leave after he wrote a…

Meet Michael Smyth, ‘Social Conscience of the City Law Firms’

Michael Smyth’s practice focus isn’t what most lawyers would expect of a partner at a London-based mega-firm.

But the 51-year-old Clifford Chance litigator is…

9th Circuit to Employers: Don’t Look at Workers’ Text Messages

Venturing into what a federal appeals court panel described as a new frontier of electronic communications law, the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decided today that employers…

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