Lawyer for George Floyd’s family wants charges against ex-cop upgraded to first-degree murder

The lawyer representing the family of the unarmed black man who died last Monday while in Minneapolis police custody said he wants the charges against one off the arresting officers upgraded from third to first-degree murder. Speaking during an interview on CBS’ “Face The Nation,” attorney Benjamin Crump said that former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin must […]

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Albert Krieger, a Bulldog of the Criminal Defense Bar, Dies at 96

Albert J. Krieger, a defense lawyer who combined a prodigious memory, surgical interrogations and a courtly baritone to foil hostile witnesses against his often notorious clients, including the mobsters John Gotti and Joseph Bonanno and Miami’s so-called cocaine cowboys, died on May 14 in Miami. He was 96. His death, at a care center, was […]

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Trump to Name Brooke Rollins as Domestic Policy Adviser

President Trump is naming Brooke Rollins, a conservative lawyer and long-serving White House official, as acting domestic policy adviser, according to two senior administration officials. As the acting director of the Domestic Policy Council, which oversees the president’s domestic agenda, Ms. Rollins will lead one of the least visible but most crucial bodies during Mr. […]

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‘Blackballed’ documentary gives Clippers’ perspective of Donald Sterling debacle

About four years ago, Los Angeles lawyer Sam Widdoes was part of a small group listening to Clippers coach Doc Rivers tell a story he hadn’t shared publicly. The retelling centered on the Clippers’ first, tense team meeting in April 2014, after a recording of then-team owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks was leaked to […]

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Trump lawyer argues for ‘temporary immunity’. Will it work?

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow made the case for "temporary presidential immunity" before the Supreme Court justices as the Trump administration tries to prevent the president’s financial records from being subpoened. CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin and Elie Honig give their predictions on how the case might turn out. #Trump #CNN #News

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Police: Ravens’ Earl Thomas threatened by wife with gun in Texas

The lawyer for the wife of Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas said she is being subjected to an “unfounded ongoing investigation“ by Texas police after she allegedly pointed a loaded gun at her husband’s head upon finding him in bed with another woman last month. According to a police affidavit, Nina Thomas tracked down her […]

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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen being released from prison amid coronavirus outbreak

By MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and longtime fixer Michael Cohen will be released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of the coronavirus pandemic, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Cohen is currently locked up at FCI Otisville in […]

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Michael Cohen Is Among Prisoners to Be Released Because of Virus

Michael D. Cohen, the disgraced former lawyer for President Trump, was among some of the inmates at a federal prison camp in upstate New York who were told they would be released into home confinement because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, several defense lawyers said on Friday. The inmates were all serving […]

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Mississippi court won’t undo 12-year sentence for jail phone

A Mississippi lawyer says he’s going to the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping to overturn the 12-year prison sentence given to an African American man who took his mobile phone into a jail cell By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press April 10, 2020, 2:47 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail […]

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Dominic Raab: The man deputizing for UK PM Boris Johnson

Dominic Raab, a 46-year-old former lawyer, was elected to Parliament in 2010, and spent his entire political career on the same wing of the party that secretly yearned for Johnson to have a serious go at taking the reins. Like Johnson, Raab is a longstanding advocate of Brexit who was willing to be a thorn […]

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Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Released From Prison

HONG KONG — A Chinese human rights lawyer who took up sensitive cases of journalists, democracy advocates and followers of banned spiritual movements was released from prison on Sunday after being held for nearly five years, his wife said. The lawyer, Wang Quanzhang, was the last of hundreds of legal workers to face prosecution after […]

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‘Muslims Are Foreigners’: Inside India’s Campaign to Decide Who Is a Citizen

JORHAT, India — For nearly two years, Mamoni Rajkumari, a lawyer, spent her days deciding who was an Indian citizen and who was not, as part of a tribunal reviewing suspected foreigners in the state of Assam. Then, she says, she was dismissed for not declaring enough Muslims to be noncitizens. “I was punished,’’ she […]

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Government lawyer named as new Grand Canyon park leader

A veteran lawyer for the U.S. Interior Department has been appointed as the new superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, a crown jewel of the park system, the National Park Service announced Friday. Edward Keable, currently the assistant solicitor of general law for the Office of the Solicitor of the Interior Department, will assume his […]

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Looking Forward To ‘Second Start’ & Has Hired Security After Leaving Prison Early

Tekashi 6ix9ine’s New York lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife that the rapper is ‘very happy to be out jail.’ Tekashi 6ix9ine, 23, was granted early release from prison on Thursday, April 2 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He will now serve the remaining four months of his sentence under home confinement and his […]

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India’s prime minister seeks ‘forgiveness’ over coronavirus lockdown

India under lockdown for 21 days International lawyer David Tafuri joins Trace Gallagher to discuss India’s decision to lock down for 21 days amid coronavirus pandemic. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized for the strict measures his government has […]

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Amanda Bynes Pregnant With Her First Child | E! News

The former child star’s lawyer speaks out after Amanda and her fiance Paul Michael share an ultrasound pic. See for yourself! Full Story: https://www.eonline.com/news/1132010/amanda-bynes-is-pregnant-with-her-first-child #AmandaBynes #ENews #CelebrityNews Subscribe: http://bit.ly/enewssub About E! News: The E! News team brings you the latest breaking entertainment, fashion and Pop Culture news. Featuring exclusive segments, celebrity highlights, trend reports and […]

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Dem impeachment lawyer tests positive for coronavirus, blasts Trump over response

The top lawyer for Democrats during the House impeachment inquiry has confirmed that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus — while simultaneously accusing the Trump administration of being “shockingly unprepared” for the pandemic. Daniel Goldman, who conducted much of the questioning for House Intelligence Committee Democrats during the impeachment inquiry last year, tweeted Sunday that he has COVID-19, the […]

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Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Lawyer Confirms He’ll Be Recording New Music Immediately After Prison Release

Tekashi 6ix9ine’s New York lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, EXCLUSIVELY told HL that the rapper’s been writing new music while in prison and plans on making new albums when he returns home in four months. It seems like Tekashi 6ix9ine, 23, isn’t letting prison stop his creative juices from flowing. The rapper’s lawyer, New York attorney Lance […]

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Lawyer says Durst found body of slain friend, will testify

Robert Durst’s defense lawyer said Tuesday that the multimillionaire real estate heir found the body of the friend he is charged with killing, and told jurors that Durst will testify at his trial. It was the first time defense attorneys have publicly said Durst discovered the body of Susan Berman, his best friend who was […]

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For 4 Days, the Hospital Thought He Had Just Pneumonia. It Was Coronavirus.

The lawyer, 50, was struggling to breathe. His neighbor took him to a nearby hospital, in an affluent suburb about 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. He seemed to have just pneumonia. Doctors put him in an ordinary room on the fifth floor. It would be more than four days before anyone figured out what […]

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Lawyer: Durst found body of slain friend, ‘panicked’ and ran

Robert Durst’s defense lawyer said Tuesday that the multimillionaire real estate heir found the body of the friend he is charged with killing, and told jurors that Durst will testify at his trial. The admission, made publicly for the first time, was the first glimpse of the planned defense for Durst, who is on trial […]

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