WASHINGTON — If he’s confirmed to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch would be the first person to serve alongside a justice for whom he once clerked: Anthony Kennedy. But if anything was clear from Gorsuch’s Senate testimony last week, ...Read More »
To celebrate the final days of the 2016 Campaign for Justice, the current CFJ co-chairs — T. Andrew Brown, Thomas Durkin and Meghan Dorritie — along with many Campaign for Justice Cabinet members gathered March 23 for the Justice Society ...Read More »
VICTOR — Authorities say a couple left their three young children, including an infant, alone in a suburban Rochester mall while the parents went to work inside the shopping center. The Ontario County Sheriff’s Office says a 39-year-old man and ...
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The state’s highest court has reversed a weapon conviction because of an improper search. Darrion B. Freeman, 31, pleaded guilty in January 2013 to third-degree criminal possession of marijuana and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Freeman ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reaching implications for future judicial nominees. New ...Read More »
ALBANY — Two western New York politicians are facing felony charges they violated state election law. Republican state Sen. Robert Ortt of Niagara County pleaded not guilty Thursday in Albany to charges that, as mayor of North Tonawanda, he used ...Read More »
The lawyer for three judges challenging a state court policy designed to limit double-dipping claimed Tuesday that the rule doesn’t actually save the state any money. “The state pension fund is paying the pension,” plaintiffs’ attorney Robert A. Spolzino told ...
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WASHINGTON — On a glide path toward confirmation, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch parried fresh attacks from Democrats Wednesday on abortion, insisting that “when you put on the robe, you open your mind” as he faced a final day before ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously raised the bar for the educational benefits owed to millions of children with disabilities in one of the most significant special-education cases to reach the high court in decades. The opinion rejected ...Read More »