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Court calendar for July 25, 2017

Supreme Court Special Term HON. DANIEL J. DOYLE July 25, 2017 1:30 p.m. 1—Bank of America NA v Beale, Beale, et ano – Aldridge Pite – Pro se 2—Bank of America NA v Own, Own, et al – Aldridge Pite ...

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Court calendar for July 24, 2017

City Court HON. CAROLINE E. MORRISON Landlord/Tenant 9:30 a.m. 1—Alali Mohammed Yem v Tracy Sinkler, 99 Kingston St – Fero & Ingersoll 2—Cortina Brothers Properties LLC v Shamika Clements, 39 Sylvester St – Fero & Ingersoll 3—Genesee & Kirkland LLC ...

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Western District Case Notes

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in The Bulletin, the official publication of the Bar Association of Erie County. It is reprinted here with permission.  Conditional Class Certification  In Augustyniak v. Lowe’s Home Center, LLC, No. 14-CV-00488-JJM (Feb. 8, 2016), ...

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Commentary: The politics of fear doom criminal justice reform

When a group of six senators led by Republican Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced a rare bipartisan criminal justice bill last October there was much fanfare on Capitol Hill. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act ...

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Commentary: Politics as usual

I grew up in Southern Missouri which, like most of the old South, is a region where the Democratic Party dominated politics during the first half of the 20th century.  During the 50s there was a saying that went like ...

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How Democrats can capitalize on #NeverTrump sentiment

Donald Trump’s delegate count keeps climbing, and so does another important tally: the list of Republicans promising they’ll never vote for him. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker added his name to the list last week; U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska ...

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Commentary: Republicans stage an intervention

Members of the Republican Party are like parents that sent their child off to college. After the last few years, they knew they had some problems but they hoped that this big change would give their child — in this ...

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Legal Analysis: Supreme Court scrutinizes judicial recusal

On Feb. 29, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Williams v. Pennsylvania. The Williams case could set new standards for judicial recusals in courtrooms across the country. Convicted murderer Terrance Williams is challenging his death sentence because the district ...

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Commentary: Stop clapping, torture is wrong

Permit me a few hundred words to teach you the primary lesson of Kent University. I don’t mean the fine institute of higher education in the United Kingdom or even Kent State University in Ohio. Kent University is like Trump ...

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Commentary: Return of the liberals

It’s taken Democrats 30 years to recover from the defeat of Walter Mondale. A lot of today’s Democrats are too young to remember the election of 1984 – and that’s the point the point of this history lesson, so bear ...

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