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Trump lawyers argue US government should take his place in E Jean Carroll lawsuit

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Lawyers for Donald Trump appeared before a federal appeals court on Friday to argue that the US government should take his place as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit filed by writer E Jean Carroll, who has accused...

Nine pro-Trump lawyers ordered to pay $175,000 for sham election lawsuit

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Nine lawyers allied with Donald Trump were ordered on Thursday to pay Detroit and Michigan a total of $175,000 in sanctions for abusing the court system with a sham lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results. The m...

‘They can’t silence us’: the female lawyers defending Colombia’s environment

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Julia Figueroa never leaves her house without security. She travels with two bodyguards and an armoured vehicle. Her home and office are watched around the clock. She carefully monitors any devices that might contain ...

Government lawyers reject claim NI protocol has ‘shattered’ union

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The Northern Ireland Brexit protocol has not “shattered” the constitutional status of Northern Ireland within the UK, as some unionists have argued, a government lawyer has told a court in Belfast. Tony McGleenan QC w...

Lawyers turn to romcoms in fight for rule of law in Poland

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It was a summer day in 2017 when Sylwia Gregorczyk-Abram, a 34-year-old lawyer, heard a crazy idea. She had been messaged by a legal acquaintance, Michał Wawrykiewicz, who like her was worried about changes that Polan...

Charlottesville trial: white nationalists ‘celebrated’ violence, lawyers say

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White nationalists “planned, executed and then celebrated” racially-motivated violence that killed one counter-protester and injured dozens, lawyers for nine people hurt during the 2017 “Unite The Right” rally in Char...

Ghislaine Maxwell jail conditions rival Hannibal Lecter’s, lawyers say

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The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is subjected to such invasive surveillance in jail that it “rivals scenes of Dr Hannibal Lecter’s incarceration” from The Silence of the Lambs, her lawyer has argued in making y...

Prince Andrew’s criticisms of Virginia Giuffre may backfire, lawyers say

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Prince Andrew’s attacks on Virginia Giuffre’s character in an attempt to get her sexual assault lawsuit against him thrown out may fail and risk doing further damage to his reputation, British lawyers have said. Havin...

Rust armorer has ‘no idea’ how live bullets found way on to set, lawyers say

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Lawyers representing the crew member in charge of weapons on the film set where actor Alec Baldwin fired a gun while rehearsing that killed the cinematographer last week have blamed the producers for an “unsafe” set. ...

Assange extradition appeal: lawyers cite new claims of CIA plot to harm him

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Lawyers for Julian Assange have cited new allegations that the CIA plotted to kidnap or kill him as “grounds for fearing what will be done to him” if he is extradited to the US to face espionage charges. The WikiLeaks...

‘The rich don’t always fight fair’: Guardian lawyers, libel and lawsuits

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It was 9pm on a Friday and I had finally sat down with a gin and tonic to watch a bit of catch-up television when the phone rang. It was an American lawyer fuming about a piece the Guardian had just published. As I sc...

Queen’s lawyers acted for politician now accused by US prosecutors

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After almost 70 years on the throne, the Queen has been served by 14 prime ministers and been advised by nine private secretaries. But in that time one thing has remained unchanged: her choice of solicitors. Throughou...

Prince Andrew’s US attorney served with sexual assault lawsuit, Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers claim

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The Duke of York has been served with a sexual assault lawsuit after the relevant paperwork was delivered to his US lawyer, his accuser’s legal team said on Monday. Virginia Giuffre is seeking damages after alleging s...

Geronimo postmortem results negative for TB, say owner’s lawyers

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A fresh row has broken out between the owner of Geronimo the alpaca and the government over the results of an initial postmortem examination of the culled camelid. Lawyers acting for Helen Macdonald have said the prel...

UK nationals of Afghan origin being overlooked in Kabul airlift, claim lawyers

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British nationals of Afghan origin are being overlooked in the evacuation from Kabul, lawyers and campaigners have claimed as Dominic Raab said nearly all single-nationality UK citizens have been airlifted from the Ta...

Victorian man allowed to appeal child homicide conviction after lawyers question baby shaking evidence

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A man found guilty of killing his girlfriend’s baby son will be allowed to appeal the conviction, after a Victorian court agreed to hear from forensic experts who he says contradict evidence given during his trial. Je...

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