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Potential Libby Pardon is Talk of Town

A day after former top vice presidential aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was sentenced to 30 months in prison and a $250,000 fine for his role in obstructing a federal…

Libby Letters Mainly Sought Leniency

From former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to a neighbor helped by I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby with her septic tank, some 200 people wrote letters to the federal court judge…

Giuliani ‘Stepping Back’ as Practitioner

Rudolph Giuliani’s decision two years ago to become a partner in the Manhattan office of a Houston, Texas, law firm at a point in life when many practitioners are retiring…

Lawsuits for Quarantined TB Lawyer?

An Atlanta personal injury lawyer stricken with an unusually severe case of tuberculosis and quarantined in a Denver hospital could soon be involved in cutting-edge litigation.

Experts say Andrew Speaker,…

Quarantined TB Patient is Atlanta Lawyer

A 31-year-old lawyer from Atlanta is the “extensively drug-resistant” tuberculosis patient whose flight to Europe on commercial airlines, against medical advice, prompted the first federal quarantine order since 1963 last…

Judge to ID Supporters of Light Sentence for Scooter Libby

Some 150 supporters of a light sentence for former White House top aide I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby should soon be identified, including a number of current and former government officials.

Justice Dept Expands Atty Hiring Probe

An ongoing investigation of the dismissals of nine U.S. attorneys, allegedly as part of a political purge, has been expanded.

In a letter today to the Senate Judiciary Committee, two…

ACLU Sues Boeing Subsidiary re U.S. Rendition Aid

A subsidiary of airline giant Boeing Co. has been sued by the American Civil Liberties Union for allegedly aiding “extraordinary rendition” efforts by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

The suit,…

Post: Libby Sentence Salvo Suggests Successful Cover-up

Remember I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby? Convicted in February of perjury and obstruction of justice, the former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney is scheduled to be sentenced in…

Pakistan Crisis: Lawyers Strike; Court Aide Shot

A worsening crisis in Pakistan over the country’s judicial independence reportedly included a nationwide strike by the legal community and general strikes that shut down major cities on Monday. Following…

Today in Legal History: Ellsberg Acquitted in Pentagon Case, Barbie Nazi War Crimes Trial Begins

On this day in 1973, charges against Daniel Ellsberg in the Pentagon Papers case were dismissed, due to government misconduct. (The administration of President Richard M. Nixon was implicated in…

Attorney Tickets Police, N.J. Judge Tosses Case

An effort by a New Jersey attorney to hold state police accountable for speeding that apparently caused a traffic accident in which the state governor was seriously injured ended today…

Politically Connected Chicago Lawyer Indicted

A politically connected Chicago lawyer has been indicted on bribery and fraud charges for allegedly seeking a kickback in a multi-million-dollar real estate deal, federal prosecutors announced today.

The U.S.…

Former Mo. U.S. Attorney Latest Name in News

A new name is emerging in the ongoing controversy over the suspected influence of Republican party politics in the appointment of federal prosecutors: Bradley Schlozman.

A 1996 graduate of George…

New Zealand Vets Ask Billions re Agent Orange

New Zealand veterans of the Vietnam War reportedly may sue their government for billions of dollars in compensation for injuries allegedly caused by use of the dioxin-containing defoliant Agent Orange.

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