Best Lawyers today released the 2016 Best Lawyers in America list, and Cunningham Levy Muse LLP is pleased to announce the inclusion of Robert F. Muse under “Criminal Defense: White-Collar” and “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs.”
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WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bob Muse, well-known for representing clients in Iran-Contra, Filegate and dozens of other Congressional investigations, announced today that he is joining Cunningham Levy LLP, now to be known as Cunningham Levy Muse LLP, with offices in Washington and Los Angeles.
“Together, we are creating a uniquely qualified team to assist clients under investigation in Washington and elsewhere.”
Mr. Muse’s legal career in Washington tracks the city’s own modern history of investigations. He began his career as a staff attorney on the Senate Watergate Committee. While in private practice, he has represented clients in Iran-Contra, the Anita Hill hearings, Filegate, Whitewater and WorldCom. <<Read More>>
Bob Muse, a veteran of the Iran-Contra, Filegate, Whitewater and WorldCom scandals who began as a staff attorney on the Senate Watergate Committee, joins Cunningham Levy LLP, and adds his name to the marquee.
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These Are the Police Body Camera Questions State and Local Stakeholders Must Address Quickly
A North Carolina jury failed to reach a verdict in the case of a police officer who shot an unarmed black man 10 times in the back and the judge dismissed the case in late August.
Police cruiser dashboard camera footage showed the suspect rapidly approaching the car but did not capture the 13 shots fired by the officer, or the 10 that struck the deceased.
In defense, the officer claimed the suspect tried to grab his gun. The jury voted 8-4 to acquit, and the attorney general said he would not retry the officer due, in part, to lack of evidence.
We will never know what really happened that night. Had the officer been wearing a body-worn video camera (BWC), we might. (Keep Reading)
By ERIC TUCKER
FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2014 file photo, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch meets with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. on Capitol Hill in Washington. As the Justice Department opens a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed man in New York City, the prosecutor in charge of the probe is juggling another high-profile role: designated heir to Eric Holder as the nation’s attorney general.
WASHINGTON (AP) – As the Justice Department opens a civil rights investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed man in New York City, the prosecutor in charge of the probe is juggling another high-profile role: designated heir to Eric Holder as the nation’s attorney general.
The dual positions have placed Loretta Lynch in a public spotlight ahead of Senate confirmation hearings, a period of time when cabinet nominees normally seek a lower profile to avoid providing fodder for critics. She’ll inevitably be questioned about the investigation into Eric Garner’s death, an obvious priority for a Justice Department seeking to address concerns about police use of force and racial bias in law enforcement.
“This case is going to gain public notoriety either way. That she’s handling it certainly gives another reason for people to talk about it,” said Joshua Levy, a Washington lawyer and former counsel to Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider Lynch’s nomination.
American officials respond to James Foley’s mother’s claims that she was threatened by government officials. Bryan Cunningham comments on the Hostage negotiations which cost James Foley his life. Watch now
By by Bryan Cunningham, Cunningham Levy LLP
Friday, September 12, 2014
Something unusual happened in an Oakland federal court this summer. The U.S. Government, concerned that classified national security information had been disclosed in a courtroom crowded with reporters and spectators, asked the court to modify the public record, as though the words had never been said at all, but the government later decided no classified information had been disclosed, so the issue became moot.
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The United States Supreme Court overlooked the birth of the pager, the car phone, the cell phone, the Internet, social media, GPS and other ubiquitous tracking of individuals, and the cloud. With its 2012 decision in United States v. Jones, limiting the warrantless use of GPS tracking devices, it appeared that at least a majority of the justices had awakened at least enough to notice that technology had changed the world.
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