Defense Lawyer Suing Police After Wearing Wire to Confront Accused Killer

May 3rd, 2010

An Australian lawyer has filed a lawsuit against police and government, charging them with not upholding their ends of a deal for her to give evidence against a former drug squad detective who was accused of murder. Nicola Gobbo, who has served as a defense attorney for several figures in Melbourne’s underworld, filed a writ [...]


Blogjevich Calling on President Obama to Testify in Defense Trial

April 23rd, 2010

Lawyers for ousted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich asked a federal judge to compel President Barack Obama to give testimony in connection to charges of soliciting payments to fill Obama’s vacated senate seat. Records concerning the case were recently released containing errors: Redacted names were left visible, shedding some light on the process the former [...]


Federal Prosecutors Argue to Unseal Evidence against Blagojevich

April 16th, 2010

Federal prosecuting lawyers urged a judge recently to unseal a government-made blueprint of evidence against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, despite his defense attorneys’ arguments. Within a submitted court document, prosecutors defended what they described as a Santiago proffer that details evidence gathered against the former governor who was impeached in 2008. U.S. District Judge [...]


Supreme Court: Lawyers Must Warn Immigrants of Deportation Risks

April 15th, 2010

Lawyers have recently been instructed by the country’s highest court to make sure immigrants know that a guilty plea in a criminal case could lead to deportation. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 7 to 2 decision that the constitution’s Sixth Amendment, which ensures people accused of crimes will be given [...]


Recently Resurfaced Chinese Activist Lawyer Leaving the Fight

April 12th, 2010

An outspoken Chinese human-rights lawyer, who mysteriously disappeared about a year ago, said publicly that he is leaving his former role as a government critic to be reunited with his family. Gao Zhisheng, who resurfaced about two weeks ago, declined to elaborate on the details of his disappearance, and wouldn’t say whether he was abused [...]


Fourteen States Sue White House to Block Health Care Overhaul

March 29th, 2010

Attorneys general from 14 states have taken their fight against President Barack Obama’s health care plan to court, after the Florida Attorney General filed a lawsuit claiming that any law requiring people to buy insurance is unconstitutional. Thirteen of the officials filed the suit in a Pensacola, Fla. federal court, just minutes after the president [...]


Attorney General Plans to Prosecute 9/11 Suspects in Criminal Courts

March 23rd, 2010

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is not wavering in the face of criticism for his push to try terrorism suspects, including those charged with carrying out the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, in traditional American criminal courts. Holder has been the target of sharply critical attacks for planning to try the alleged brain behind the Sept. [...]


Right Wing Group Compares Obama’s Lawyers to Terrorists

March 12th, 2010

Both sides of the aisle are upset over a recent video by a Right Wing Group that claims the lawyers working for the Obama administration are connected to terrorist groups. Keep America Safe, which is run by former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz Cheney, released a video that questions the patriotic values of lawyers [...]


Lawyer Sues After Finding Cancer Agent in Fish Oil Supplements

March 9th, 2010

A California attorney recently decided to file a lawsuit claiming that 10 different types of fish oil supplements contain industrial chemicals banned in 1979, and the companies who make and sell the supplements have not effectively notified people. Chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyl compounds, or PBCs, were claimed by the lawyer’s suit to be found in [...]


Treament of Lawyers Who Drafted Torture Memos Divides Opinions

February 26th, 2010

Opinions are divided after the U.S. Department of Justice chose to not discipline two former DOJ lawyers who drafted memos in 2002 that legalized certain torture techniques against suspected terrorists, and gave the president near unlimited decision-making power to protect the country. A five-year inquiry by the DOJ’s ethics department recommended that attorneys Jay S. [...]