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Another NY Lawyer Caught in Racist Tirade

Anna Lushchinskaya, 40, is charged on five counts

(Newser) - What's up with New York lawyers? Months after one was caught on video spewing anti-immigrant rhetoric in a restaurant, another flung racist insults on the subway and apparently assaulted a woman of Asian descent. Anna Lushchinskaya, 40, shouted profanities at a 24-year-old Tuesday after bumping into her on the... More »

White House Counsel Officially Resigns

Don McGahn reshaped judiciary in less than 2 years

(Newser) - White House counsel Don McGahn has officially quit as expected following the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. His last day was Wednesday, but in less than two years in the job, he left an imprint that will last for decades, NPR reports. He oversaw the selection process... More »

Critics: Va. Attorney Shouldn't 'Pop' Her 'Booty' in Rap Video

At least one activist wants Stephanie Morales recalled as Portsmouth Commonwealth's prosecutor

(Newser) - If the phrase "booty poppin" is what you've been needing to hear (over and over and over), you may want to check out a new music video by someone WAVY deems Virginia's new "unlikely rap star." That would be Stephanie Morales, the Portsmouth Commonwealth's... More »

Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Porn Scheme That Made $3M

Prosecutors alleged Paul Hansmeier, colleague made porn in order to snare downloaders

(Newser) - It apparently started out above-board, at least according to court documents. Paul Hansmeier and John Steele of what Ars Technica calls "legitimate if aggressive copyright law firm" Prenda Law found their niche around 2010: The men repped clients who held the copyrights to porn flicks and went after internet... More »

Michael Cohen Interview: 'My Silence Is Broken!'

Former Trump lawyer sits down for ABC interview

(Newser) - President Trump's longtime personal lawyer, who once said he would do anything to protect the president, says in an ABC News interview that he now puts "family and country first." Michael Cohen also told George Stephanopoulos that he would defer to his new lawyer, Guy Petrillo, if... More »

Lawyer Sorry After Alleging Rape by State Trooper

He says bodycam video disputes his client's claims

(Newser) - A civil rights lawyer on Monday claimed there was "significant evidence to substantiate" his client's claim she was raped by a Texas state trooper. Two days later, he said the trooper "should be cleared of any wrongdoing." It was an about-face spurred by the release of... More »

Lawyer Who Ranted Against Spanish Speakers Apologizes

'What the video did not convey is the real me,' says Aaron Schlossberg

(Newser) - A lawyer whose rant against Spanish speakers in a New York City eatery went viral posted an apology online on Tuesday, saying that how he expressed himself was "unacceptable." "To the people I insulted, I apologize," Aaron Schlossberg said in a post to his Twitter and... More »

How New Yorkers Dealt With Ranting Lawyer: Mariachi Party

Protesters gathered outside Aaron Schlossberg's apartment Friday evening

(Newser) - If Aaron Schlossberg really is bothered by people speaking in different languages, he maybe got an earful Friday night. A party of sorts, complete with music and maracas, erupted outside of the Upper West Side apartment of the New York City lawyer caught on video berating restaurant workers for conversing... More »

At Dec. 2016 Meeting, an Alleged $1M Overture

Ex-Qatari delegate Ahmed al-­Rumaihi says Michael Cohen offered him access to Trump

(Newser) - Michael Cohen seems to have kept busy after the election as a "Trump whisperer," and new developments out of the Mideast offer further revelations on his apparent attempts to cash in. Sources tell the Washington Post that in the days before a Dec. 12, 2016, Trump Tower meeting... More »

Dershowitz Is Now Helping Harvey Weinstein's Defense

Celebrity lawyer joins effort to obtain 'exculpatory' emails

(Newser) - A former member of OJ Simpson's defense team is now assisting Harvey Weinstein. Alan Dershowitz—a Harvard Law School professor and frequent guest on cable news—is serving as a consultant to Weinstein's effort to obtain emails from The Weinstein Company that he sent and received before he... More »

Lawyer Who Met With Trump Jr. Admits: 'I Am an Informant'

Natalia Veselnitskaya's ties to Russian government official go against previous denials

(Newser) - The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. has long said she's nothing more than a private attorney who's not linked to the Kremlin—but she's now adding a new self-descriptor. "I am a lawyer, and I am an informant," Natalia Veselnitskaya said in... More »

Trump Attorney Dowd Resigns

He had been the lead attorney in the Mueller investigation

(Newser) - President Trump has another major personnel change to deal with: John Dowd, his personal attorney who had been leading the president's response to the Robert Mueller investigation, has resigned, report the New York Times and the Washington Post . The latter paper suggests his departure was "largely a mutual... More »

New Hire Shakes Up Trump Legal Team

Joseph DiGenova has claimed FBI plotted to frame president

(Newser) - With reshuffles, insecurity, and infighting, President Trump's legal team is starting to resemble his White House team, insiders say. The president—who has been more vocal than ever in recent days about his displeasure with Robert Mueller's investigation—shook up his legal team again on Monday, bringing in... More »

Trump Lawyer's Claim 'Utter Fiction,' Says Daniels' Lawyer

A Trump Organization attorney has been linked to adult film actress's case

(Newser) - Yet another twist in the Stormy Daniels case: Newly released documents link a Trump Organization lawyer to an agreement to block the adult film star from discussing her alleged affair with President Trump, NBC News reports. Assistant general counsel Jill Martin filed a document as part of confidential arbitration proceedings... More »

Their Info Was in ICE's Hands. Bigwig Is Accused of Stealing It

Raphael Sanchez, chief counsel for Seattle's ICE office, has been indicted

(Newser) - The lead attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Seattle office abruptly resigned Monday, with an indictment charging him with wire fraud and identity theft handed down the same day. The identities Raphael A. Sanchez is accused of stealing, per BuzzFeed : those of seven immigrants whose cases the agency was... More »

Gitmo Terror Suspect Gets 'Least Qualified' Lawyer

But Alaric Piette says he didn't have a choice after terror suspect al-Nashiri's legal team quit

(Newser) - Navy Lt. Alaric Piette acknowledges the "contradiction" of his latest role: to defend a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of terrorism and who just a few years back would've been one of Piette's targets. "On another day, I could have easily taken my client out," Piette... More »

Trump Attorney: Sorry, but President Can't Obstruct Justice

John Dowd says any claims that a Trump tweet admitted so are 'ignorant and arrogant'

(Newser) - The Trump attorney who says he penned the "sloppy" tweet that some say indicates a possible obstruction of justice isn't done making headlines. John Dowd spoke to Axios' Mike Allen, scoffing at criticism of the tweet regarding Mike Flynn, which suggested Trump knew the former national security adviser... More »

Transcript's Missing Comma Costs Suspect in Court

Warren Demesme seemed to ask for a 'lawyer, dawg,' but court reads it as 'lawyer dog'

(Newser) - A Louisiana man being questioned by police in the sexual assault of two juveniles at one point said the following, per a police transcript: "I know that I didn't do it so why don't you just give me a lawyer dog cause this is not what's... More »

Accused Rapist's Lawyer Gets Busted Himself

Christos Vasiliades allegedly threatened victim with deportation

(Newser) - A now-deleted website for Christos Vasiliades described him as an "aggressive" Baltimore attorney "dedicated to client service." Authorities say he's so dedicated, in fact, that he tried to bribe an alleged rape victim so she wouldn't testify against his client, suggested that she beat him... More »

Leading Atlanta Lawyer Charged With Wife's Murder

McIver accused of asking witness to lie

(Newser) - A leading Atlanta attorney who claimed he accidentally shot his wife after dozing off has been charged with her murder. Claud "Tex" McIver, who was initially charged with reckless misconduct and involuntary manslaughter in the Sept. 25, 2016, death of Diane McIver, was hit with new charges Thursday, including... More »

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