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Hogan & Hartson in Trial Over Legal Fees Hogan & Hartson was in D.C. Superior Court last week trying to convince a jury that a former client should fork over $137,000 in unpaid legal bills. • Mr. Clean: PR Firm Hired for Duke University Overwhelmed by a blitzkrieg of negative news stories since March, when three members of its lacrosse team were accused of raping a stripper, Duke University has hired public relations giant Edelman to promote the positive side of the ensnared institution. • We Used to Be Friends: DOD Comes to Shaw’s Defense in Civil Suit John Shaw didn’t have a pleasant parting with the Defense Department, but that hasn’t stopped the Pentagon from coming to his defense in a civil suit. • Wone Murder Probe Continues Police relinquished custody last week of the Dupont Circle home where Washington attorney Robert Wone was found stabbed to death on Aug. 2. But after more than four weeks in the hands of investigators, the house was in no condition for the three residents to move back in. • My Bad: Judge Questions Detainee-Access to Public Defender Judge John Bates grills DOJ lawyers over why a Gitmo detainee was allowed to meet with a public defender. • Leon’s Warning: Government-Favorite Judge Warns Feds on Gitmo Habeas Petitions Judge Richard Leon stuck to his logic last week that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has no jurisdiction over Guant�namo Bay habeas petitions. But he had some cautionary language to the government as well… • They’re Back: Bush Renominates Five Controversial Circuit Court Judges Proving once again that he will never shy away from a judicial-nominations fight, President George W. Bush has renominated five controversial circuit court judges, including the Pentagon’s general counsel, William Haynes II, and Terrence Boyle, who was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee more than two years ago but has never been voted on by the full Senate.

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