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Women Lawyers Sue to Stop Masturbating Inmates

November 13, 2017 |

Public masturbation is so rampant in Chicago’s Cook County Jail that officials offered inmates pizza to stop, a federal lawsuit claims. Hundreds of female public defenders and law clerks working at the jail and other lockups have had to endure “on an almost daily basis” inmates who “have repeatedly exposed…
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Lawyers: Pics of Kenneka Jenkins’ Body ‘Raise More Questions’

October 22, 2017 |

Authorities on Friday officially closed their investigation into the death of Kenneka Jenkins , who was found “frozen solid” in a freezer in the unused kitchen of a Chicago-area hotel Sept. 10, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. According to the Chicago Tribune , Rosemont police—after a thorough investigation that included interviews with…
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Dylann Roof Wants to Fire His ‘Biological Enemies’: His Lawyers

September 19, 2017 |

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’s appealing his…
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Advice to Trump Lawyers: Keep Voices Down at Lunch

September 18, 2017 |

The New York Times has a front-page story Monday detailing the friction among attorneys on President Trump’s legal team over how fully to cooperate with Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Also interesting, however, is how the newspaper got the scoop: It seems that reporter Kenneth Vogel went to lunch at a…
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Lawyers: Weiner’s Teen Sexting Victim Wanted to Sway Election

September 14, 2017 |

Disgraced ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner is no predator and should be spared prison at his sentencing for sexting with a North Carolina teen who dreamed of affecting the US presidential election, his lawyers told a judge on Wednesday. Per the AP , the submission in Manhattan federal court referenced “Anthony’s…
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Some Trump Lawyers Wanted Kushner Out

September 12, 2017 |

Some of President Donald Trump’s lawyers concluded that Jared Kushner should step down as senior White House adviser because of possible legal complications related to the Russia election probe and aired concerns about him to the president.
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Kushner Should Resign, Lawyers Reportedly Told Trump

September 12, 2017 |

Members of President Trump’s legal team recommended Jared Kushner step down as senior White House adviser over his contacts with Russian officials, reports the Wall Street Journal . Citing multiple sources, the Journal reports the recommendation was based on Kushner’s close relationship with Trump and his meetings with the Russian ambassador…
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Trump Communications Chief Hope Hicks Lawyers Up

September 9, 2017 |

Robert Mueller has provided the White House with a list that no Trump staffer wants to be on: those he might interview as part of his ever-widening Russia investigation. The Washington Post reports that the list has six people for now, including the familiar ones of former chief of staff…
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Trump Lawyers Say Probe of Comey Firing Shouldn’t Target President

September 1, 2017 |

Lawyers for Donald Trump have met several times with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in recent months and submitted memos arguing that the president didn’t obstruct justice by firing former FBI chief James Comey and calling into question Mr. Comey’s reliability as a potential witness.
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