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Defense Lawyer's Remark on Arbery's Toenails Spurs Outrage

'Beyond rude,' is how Arbery's mother characterized Laura Hogue's comment

(Newser) - The trial over the shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery continues, and on Monday, one of the defense attorneys found herself taking heat for a comment she made about Arbery's appearance. Per 11Alive , Laura Hogue, who's representing Gregory McMichael, stood up during closing arguments and insisted that what...

Before His Death, Lawyer Admits to Whopping Court Lie
Before His Death, Lawyer
Admits to Whopping Court Lie
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Before His Death, Lawyer Admits to Whopping Court Lie

2 men were exonerated in abduction of Seagram heir, but it appears they shouldn't have been

(Newser) - It was a sensational case, and it appeared to be a slam dunk for prosecutors. Back in 1975, two men in Brooklyn were arrested and charged with kidnapping 21-year-old Samuel Bronfman, an heir to the Seagram Company fortune. The two suspects, Irish immigrants named Mel Lynch and Dominic Byrne, confessed,...

In Spears' Bid to Dump Conservatorship, a New Name

Ex-federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart is said to be gearing up to represent the singer

(Newser) - Britney Spears' court-appointed attorney wants out of his job , but the singer already seems to have new counsel lined up. A source tells the New York Times that prominent celebrity lawyer Mathew S. Rosengart looks to be Spears' choice to represent her as she fights to cut dad Jamie Spears'...

Weeks Before Trial, R. Kelly's Lawyers Want Out

Remaining attorneys say singer actually fired them

(Newser) - R. Kelly is to face trial in federal court in New York this August for allegedly abusing various women and girls over 25 years. But whether the trial will go ahead is now unclear, with a report suggesting the singer has fired his two lead attorneys. In a statement to...

Lawyer Who Scammed Major Drug Dealers Hears His Fate

Attorney James Morris Balagia sentenced to 15-plus years in prison for defrauding drug traffickers

(Newser) - A Texas attorney who specialized in representing clients facing charges of drug possession and driving while intoxicated is now seeing the culmination of his own legal troubles. The New York Times reports that on Monday, James Morris Balagia, known as the "DWI Dude," was sentenced to more than...

Jamie Spears' Lawyer: He 'Rescued' Britney

Attorney appears on 'GMA' to push back on narrative of Jamie as a 'villain' in conservatorship

(Newser) - Britney Spears wrested the tiniest bit of control away from her dad, Jamie Spears, at a court hearing earlier this month on her conservatorship, with a judge ruling that the singer's father must share conservator duties with Bessemer Trust. Combined with a recent documentary about the 39-year-old pop star...

Vandals Go After Home of Trump Impeachment Lawyer

Driveway of Michael van der Veen's Philly residence spray-painted with the word 'TRAITOR'

(Newser) - Former President Trump's impeachment trial is over , but not for one of his defense attorneys, who says he's been the target of harassment, intimidation, and vandalism since taking on Trump as a client. "My home was attacked," van der Veen said Saturday, per a pool report...

Trump Attorneys Dismiss Trial as 'Political Theater'
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Trial Isn't About Justice
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Trump Lawyers: Impeachment Trial Isn't About Justice

It's merely to allow Democrats to score political points, they argue in new brief

(Newser) - Former President Trump's second impeachment trial begins Tuesday, and his legal team elaborated on its strategy in a newly filed brief. Details:
  • "The Article of Impeachment presented by the House is unconstitutional for a variety of reasons, any of which alone would be grounds for immediate dismissal,"
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Trump Lawyer Wants Krebs 'Taken Out at Dawn and Shot'

Remarks calling for Chris Krebs to be 'shot' made Monday by Trump campaign lawyer Joe diGenova

(Newser) - A Trump campaign lawyer made plain on The Howie Carr Show on Monday that he's not a fan of Chris Krebs, the cybersecurity chief fired by President Trump last month after vouching for the security of the 2020 election. Joe diGenova promoted unproven conspiracy theories regarding the election, but...

Her Lawyers Got COVID. Now an Execution Reprieve

Federal judge orders Lisa Montgomery not be put to death before 2021

(Newser) - Lisa Montgomery is getting a bit of a break. Montgomery was set to be executed on Dec. 8 in Terre Haute, Ind., which would make her the first woman put to death by the federal government in nearly seven decades. But two of her attorneys last week requested a delay...

Lawyers for Death Row Inmate: We Got COVID Due to Bill Barr

Lisa Montgomery's attorneys: Surprise execution date set during pandemic forced us to travel

(Newser) - Two attorneys for a female death-row inmate are blasting Attorney General Bill Barr, saying they contracted COVID-19 because he "recklessly" put their client's execution on the calendar for next month, all while the pandemic is still raging. In a lawsuit filed on behalf of Lisa Montgomery against the...

Courthouse Mural With KKK Must Go, Say Lawyers

Group joins protesters in demanding its removal in Baker County, Fla.

(Newser) - A group of 1,200 lawyers says it's about time a mural depicting KKK members is removed from a Florida courthouse. It symbolizes "everything a judicial system should oppose: racial discrimination, racial supremacy, terrorism and vigilantism," Mitch Stone, president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,...

Lawyers Tossed Molotov Cocktail in Cop Car: Police

Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis are behind bars

(Newser) - Two lawyers are accused of tossing a Molotov cocktail in a police car—a shocking turn for two pals who rose up from simple beginnings to success in the legal field, the New York Post reports. Seems Urooj Rahman, 31, and Colinford Mattis, 32, joined George Floyd protests in New...

Tara Reade's Attorney Just Made a Big Announcement

Douglas Wigdor is dropping Biden accuser as his client, but he's offering few details

(Newser) - The attorney working with Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden Senate staffer who alleged he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, said Friday he's no longer representing her, just two weeks after he first began working with her. Douglas Wigdor said the decision wasn't a reflection on the...

For George Zimmerman's Lawyer, the Tables Have Turned

Mark O'Mara is now repping slain black teen Adrein Green

(Newser) - The attorney who represented George Zimmerman in the fatal 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., now has the opposite case. Mark O'Mara is representing the family of a black teen who was fatally shot before 2am on May 5 as he allegedly attempted to burglarize a vehicle,...

Judge to Lawyers: You Still Need to Get Dressed

'One female attorney appeared still in bed, still under the covers,' he complains

(Newser) - A Florida judge has one request for attorneys showing up for court hearings via Zoom: Get out of bed and put on some clothes! Broward Circuit Judge Dennis Bailey made the plea in a letter published by the Weston Bar Association, the AP reports. "It is remarkable how many...

Weinstein Lawyer Stirs Up Trouble With Interview

Donna Rotunno says she would never put herself 'in any vulnerable circumstance ever'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein's defense lawyer has kicked up a hornet's nest by saying she "would never put herself" in the position of being sexually assaulted, the New York Post reports. "I have not because I would never put myself in that position," Donna Rotunno told New ...

2 Big Names Join Trump's Impeachment Legal Team

Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr are among the president's defense lawyers

(Newser) - We've met the Democratic managers for President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. Now it's time to meet the commander in chief's defense team. A source tells the Wall Street Journal that, under the leadership of White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Trump's trial lawyers will...

250 Charged After Mob of Lawyers Storms Hospital

3 patients died after doctors in Pakistan fled mob

(Newser) - Pakistan on Thursday leveled "treason" charges against 250 lawyers who were part of a mob that stormed a hospital in the eastern city of Lahore the previous day, kicking and punching doctors and staff and trashing equipment and property, police said. Three patients at the hospital died when physicians...

Whistleblower Attorneys to GOP: Lay Off Our Client

Andrew Bakaj and Mark Zaid make their case in the 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - The Ukraine whistleblower's identity will remain under wraps, as long as his—or her—attorneys have a say in it. "Speculation about the whistleblower's identity has only increased," Andrew Bakaj and Mark Zaid write in the Washington Post . "As each allegation in the complaint is...

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