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December 01, 2020 - 10:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Geoffrey S. Berman, the ousted federal prosecutor in Manhattan who led several investigations into President Donald Trump's allies, has been hired by a white-shoe law firm in New York. Berman will provide criminal defense in white-collar cases and work on complex commercial...
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Members of the Allegheny County Return Board process the remaining absentee and mail-in Allegheny County ballots, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, on the North Side in Pittsburgh. (Steve Mellon/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
November 13, 2020 - 5:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Republicans suffered setbacks to court challenges over the presidential election in three battleground states on Friday while a law firm that came under fire for its work for President Donald Trump’s campaign withdrew from a major Pennsylvania case. The legal blows began when a...
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San Diego attorney James McElroy poses for a portrait Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in San Diego. McElroy calls his bond with his adopted Ethiopian son whose father was fatally beaten by white supremacists "the best fee that I ever get out of a pro bono case." The 1988 murder of Mulugeta Saraw in Portland, Oregon, brought them together and also put McElroy face-to-face with Tom Metzger, the white supremacist who was found liable for the death and forced to pay $12.5 million. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 12, 2020 - 11:09 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The California lawyer who for years made sure white supremacist Tom Metzger made payments on a judgment for his role in the killing of an Ethiopian man studying in the U.S. took no money for himself from the case but ended up with something priceless: a son. Attorney James McElroy...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2020 file photo, the White House is shown Monday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington. President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden’s campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers as they prepare for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 23, 2020 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's and Democratic rival Joe Biden's campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court. They have been engaging in a lawyer's version of tabletop war games,...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Fatima Goss Graves speaks at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency in Beverly Hills, Calif. Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. The study was conducted by the National Women’s Law Center, which houses and administers the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. Graves, president and CEO of the law center and co-founder of the fund, said the scenarios outlined in the report should sound "an alarm to legislators and policymakers: Until harassers are held accountable, workplaces will remain unsafe for everyone.” (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
October 15, 2020 - 9:08 am
Three years into the #MeToo movement, there may be more awareness around workplace sexual harassment. But a new report finds that almost three-quarters of people reporting such harassment suffer from retaliation if they complain. More than 7 out of 10 people who reported sexual harassment at the...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, Texas State's Attorney General Ken Paxton waits on the flight line for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence at Love Field in Dallas. The lawyer Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hired to investigate a political donor's claims of wrongdoing by the FBI has no prosecutorial experience and ties to the donor’s defense attorney. Paxton’s hiring of an "outside independent prosecutor” to probe developer Nate Paul's claims led Paxton's top deputies to accuse him of bribery and abuse of office. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez File)
October 08, 2020 - 2:14 pm
DALLAS (AP) — When Texas’ attorney general needed someone to probe a claim by one of his wealthy political donors alleging crimes by the FBI, he turned to a junior Houston lawyer with no prosecutorial experience, a modest criminal defense practice and ties to the donor’s defense attorney...
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The TIPCO tower stands in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. One of Asia's biggest asphalt companies, Tipco Asphalt, is helping Venezuela skirt harsh U.S. sanctions by moving hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of the state-run oil company PDVSA, according to an Associated Press investigation. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
October 08, 2020 - 7:31 am
MIAMI (AP) — Back in January, a yearlong campaign of U.S. sanctions was taking its toll at Venezuela’s state-run oil company. Many of PDVSA’s overseas bank accounts had been frozen or closed, hampering its ability to pay vendors on whom it relies to keep the nation’s crude flowing. So, as the bills...
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October 04, 2020 - 9:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — An appeals court refused Sunday to allow the Trump administration to resume detaining immigrant children in hotel rooms before expelling them under rules adopted during the coronavirus pandemic. Three judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals left in place a lower court's order...
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FILE - In this April 21, 2010 file photo, Bill Gates Sr. talks to reporters in Seattle. Gates, a lawyer and philanthropist and father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at age 94. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)
September 15, 2020 - 7:47 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist best known as the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. Gates died peacefully Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer's disease, the family announced Tuesday. In an obituary the family credited...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby departs after a sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 14, 2020 - 9:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Legal advocates are lining up on both sides of actor Bill Cosby’s appeal as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court prepares to review his 2018 sex assault conviction. Cosby was the first celebrity to go on trial in the #MeToo era, and his appeal could resolve lingering questions about...
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