BOSTON (AP) — The potency of certain opioid painkillers has Massachusetts’ judiciary considering whether to ban the substances from being brought into courtrooms as evidence — a move some experts say is driven by a misunderstanding of the real dangers. ...Read More »
A man who spent 20 years behind bars for murder is a free man after his conviction was thrown out. Cory Epps was released from custody Friday, after Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said newly discovered evidence cast doubt ...Read More »
Cressida A. Dixon, chair of the trust and estates department at Bond, Schoeneck & King, is now deputy managing member of the Rochester office. “I’m very excited about taking on new opportunities on the management side. This is a great ...Read More »
SAN FRANCISCO — Though the 2015 shooting death of Kate Steinle became a flashpoint in an intense national debate over immigration, the issue was never addressed inside the courtroom where a jury acquitted a Mexican national of murder and manslaughter ...Read More »
The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court Friday to overrule a lower court’s decision that officials turn over internal documents that led to the decision to rescind the program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. A panel ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – A majority of Supreme Court justices seemed to agree Wednesday that the abundance of private information available about Americans in the digital age might require new restraints on government’s ability to access it. In the specific case before ...Read More »
A Herkimer County man may have erroneously spent several years in state prison because the lawyers and judges involved overlooked a case of double jeopardy. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court has sent the case of 32-year-old Charles Pace ...
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A federal judge in Rochester is forcing immigration officials at the Batavia Federal Detention Facility to hold hearings on whether to release asylum seekers held there. In a Nov. 17 decision in the case of Hanad Abdi and Johan Barrios ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could impose limits on the government’s ability to track Americans’ movements through collection of their cellphone information. The justices heard 80 minutes of arguments in a case at the intersection of privacy ...
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By four o’clock on a crisp November afternoon, the bar at Gene McCarthy’s — a blue-collar Irish pub tucked away in Buffalo’s old First Ward neighborhood — is filling in with folks looking to get an early start on the ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — Like almost everyone else in America, thieves tend to carry their cellphones with them to work. When they use their phones on the job, police find it easier to do their jobs. They can get cellphone tower ...Read More »