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Why Trump should be nervous, but not panicking, after Michael Flynn's lawyers cut off communication
The juiciest possible meaning of a decision by Michael Flynn's legal team to cut off communication with President Trump's team is that Flynn, the former White House national security adviser, is about to roll over and provide incriminating information ...

The Failure of New York's Bail Law
Public defenders concede that defense attorneys share some of the blame: From the outset, overworked criminal-defense lawyers lacked the time and resources to dig into their clients' backgrounds and challenge the many bail determinations that departed ...

Pentagon Upholds Marine General's Contempt Conviction In USS Cole Legal Dispute
... clandestine crisis in confidence in the ability of defense attorneys to hold confidential conversations with accused terrorists at the prison complex — the reason why USS Cole criminal defense attorney Rick Kammen, an experienced death penalty ...

Embattled DA loses bid to block public access to her emails to judges
The dispute centers on right to know requests several Centre County criminal defense attorneys filed in 2014 and 2015 asking the county for emails, text messages, instant messages and other electronic communications between Miller and county judges, ...

Exit of McIver's Civil Lawyers Leaves 'Street Fighter' Harvey to Battle Prosecutors
This week's withdrawal of four of the five lawyers defending attorney Claud “Tex” McIver, accused of killing his wife more than a year ago, leaves a daunting task for the remaining lawyer, noted criminal defense specialist Bruce Harvey. As the March 5 ...

'Let's make it the best it can be': Jefferson County Public Defender on his first year in office
When Luker, an experienced criminal defense attorney in Birmingham, was appointed as the Director of the Public Defenders in September 2016, he had big ideas for the office. The public defender's office was still fairly new: It was created in 2012, and ...

Manafort and Gates are sprung for holiday as bail talks drag on
I suspect very much there's a great deal of discussion going on behind closed doors,” said Mike Ramsey, a Texas criminal defense lawyer who defended Enron CEO Kenneth Lay on fraud charges and New York real estate scion Robert Durst in a high-profile ...

Anonymous donor honors Short Hills defense attorney
A former federal prosecutor working in criminal defense has one more thing to be thankful about this Thanksgiving: a New Jersey State Bar Foundation Scholarship fund set up in his name. The Matthew E. Beck Esq. Criminal Law Scholarship, named after ...

Worcester defense lawyer eyeing run for district attorney
He said he has not made a final decision. A criminal defense lawyer for the past four years, Mr. Rubin formerly worked as a prosecutor for 16 years in three different district attorney offices, including for nearly 10 years in the Worcester district ...

Meek Mill Is In Jail for a Wheelie While Harvey Weinstein Roams Free
The American criminal justice system is broken: just look at Meek Mill and Harvey Weinstein. This month, Meek Mill, a 30-year-old rapper, was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation — probation he's been on ...

Criminal defense, bankruptcy lawyers face misconduct charges
Two Columbus-area lawyers face professional misconduct charges alleging they mishandled the cases of clients. Westerville bankruptcy lawyer Robert Leon and Columbus criminal defense lawyer W. Martin Midian face disciplinary hearings before the Board ...


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