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Deputy Detained 'Suspect' in Court. Except 'Suspect' Was a Lawyer

Attorney Rashad James now has his own attorney after 'lawyering while black' incident

(Newser) - Rashad James tells the Baltimore Sun that what happened to him March 6 in a Harford County, Md., courthouse was "surreal." But he has now gathered his wits and hired his own legal team, which is calling the incident an example of "lawyering while black." Per... More »

Avenatti's Alleged Co-Conspirator Is a Huge Name in Legal Circles

Mark Geragos has represented Michael Jackson, Jussie Smollett, and more

(Newser) - Michael Avenatti is in hot water legally on accusations that he tried to extort Nike . Turns out, his alleged co-conspirator is a big name, too. CNN was among numerous outlets Monday to name Mark Geragos as the unnamed co-conspirator in the indictment. After doing so, the network fired Geragos... More »

Lawyer Fired After 'Appalling' Remark About Teen Girls

Gary McCallum argued a 14- or 15-year-old is a 'sexually mature young woman,' not a child

(Newser) - A Toronto lawyer has been fired from an Ontario children's aid group after making eyebrow-raising remarks about teen girls. Per CTV , Gary McCallum was representing Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Services last year in a suit brought by a woman who says she was sexually abused by her... More »

Defiant Avenatti Is Freed on $300K Bond

He's accused of 'old-fashioned shakedown'

(Newser) - A defiant Michael Avenatti was freed on $300,000 bond and promised to keep "fighting that good fight" Monday night after his arrest on charges including extortion and wire fraud . Stormy Daniels' former lawyer, who did not enter a plea during an appearance in federal court in New York,... More »

Cardinal's Lawyer Sorry for Referring to Rape as 'Vanilla'

Robert Richter issues apology after 'sleepless night'

(Newser) - The defense lawyer for the man who was once the third highest-ranking official in the Catholic Church—and who's now awaiting sentencing for attacks on two 13-year-old choirboys in Australia—is apologizing for referring to the crimes as "plain" and "vanilla." The assaults by George Pell,... More »

Sources: Trump Miffed by Giuliani Missteps

Campaign reportedly underway to pull Trump's lawyer from TV, possibly even fire him

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani's latest media blitz, filled with a dizzying array of misstatements and hurried clarifications, has agitated President Trump and some of his allies, who've raised the possibility that the outspoken presidential lawyer be at least temporarily sidelined from TV interviews. Trump has become frustrated with Giuliani, per... 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 »

New Drama on 2 Fronts in Cosby Camp

Cosby spox shoots down rumors of Camille Cosby moving out, fires entire legal team

(Newser) - Bill Cosby is now killing time as he awaits his September sentencing after being convicted of sexual assault in April, but is his wife killing time with him? Radar cites a source who claims that 74-year-old Camille Cosby has left their Pennsylvania home and moved into a home they own... 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 »

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 »

Trump Losing Ty Cobb. Here's the Rumored Replacement

'NYT' reports Emmet Flood will replace a retiring Ty Cobb

(Newser) - President Trump's legal team is getting another makeover. The White House on Wednesday confirmed White House lawyer Ty Cobb would retire at the end of this month, a prospect he has apparently been discussing for weeks. He's been Trump's point person in Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia... More »

New Lawyers: We Can't Help Trump With Russia Probe

Joseph diGenova, Victoria Toensing have 'conflicts'

(Newser) - President Donald Trump will not be adding two new lawyers to the legal team defending him in the special counsel's Russia investigation, one of the president's attorneys said Sunday. Trump attorney Jay Sekulow says in a statement that Washington lawyers Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing have conflicts that... More »

Every Active Lawyer in Utah Was Emailed Photo of Breasts

The sender? The Utah State Bar

(Newser) - As far as emails go, it seemed typical enough. Sent out shortly after 3pm Monday, it was promoting the Utah State Bar's 2018 Spring Convention in St. George on behalf of the Bar. One attached image was a photo related to the convention; the other was of a woman'... 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 »

Report: Lawyers Afraid Trump Would Lie in Mueller Interview

They've urged him to rebuff special counsel, sources say

(Newser) - President Trump has claimed he would "love to" be interviewed under oath by special counsel Robert Mueller and that he's "looking forward" to it. His lawyers, however, are worried that Trump will make false statements, potentially leading to a charge of lying to investigators, and have urged... More »

Trump Lawyers Reportedly Want 2nd Special Counsel

To investigate Robert Mueller's investigation, reports Axios

(Newser) - There's plenty of speculation in DC about whether President Trump might fire special counsel Robert Mueller. But Mike Allen of Axios reports on another strategy being explored by the president's legal team: Appoint a second special counsel to investigate Mueller's investigation. The story suggests that Trump's... More »

Flynn Move Could Be Ominous News for Trump

His lawyers have reportedly cut ties with Trump's legal team

(Newser) - Is former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn now cooperating with Robert Mueller's special investigation? Sources tell the AP and the New York Times that Flynn's legal team has informed Trump's lawyers that they can no longer discuss the investigation with them, a move that suggests Flynn is... More »

Dylann Roof Wants to Fire His 'Biological Enemies': His Lawyers

His current lawyers are Jewish and Indian

(Newser) - Dylann Roof, the convicted white supremacist murderer of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, SC, wants to dismiss and replace his legal team because they are his "political and biological enemies," he says in a handwritten letter filed with the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. Roof, who'... More »

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