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Judge rejects challenge to NY’s tougher gun laws

A trial-level judge has dismissed a challenge to New York’s new gun law, rejecting legal claims that the law was pushed through the legislature improperly and that its restrictions violate the Second Amendment. State Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara’s decision, ...

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Waterloo justice choked, beaten with toilet lid

WATERLOO — Acting Waterloo Village Justice Roger Barto remained hospitalized Wednesday after being choked Saturday night and hit on the head with a toilet tank lid as he locked up court after an arraignment. According to a release by the ...

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Supreme Court hands down key decisions

  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed down decisions in five cases and agreed to hear two important appeals in the fall. Among the court’s actions: • Struck down, by a 7-2 vote, Arizona’s proof-of-citizenship law that asks would-be ...

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Court filings decrease nationally; up in WDNY

While filings at the trial level of federal courts declined in the last fiscal year, appellate cases were on the uptick, according to the latest data submitted by federal court officials to the U.S. Judicial Conference. The data covers the ...

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Google pays $7M fine to settle Wi-Fi privacy case

Google will pay a $7 million fine to settle a multistate investigation into the Internet search leader’s interception of emails, passwords and other sensitive information sent several years ago over unprotected wireless networks throughout the world. The agreement announced Tuesday ...

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Ruling against SEC a win for defense bar

The five-year discovery clock starts ticking when fraud occurs, not when the government finds out about it, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for cases where the Securities and Exchange Commission seeks civil penalties, Gabelli v. Securities and Exchange Commission, ...

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Thomson Reuters to cut 2,500 jobs

News and financial information company Thomson Reuters on Wednesday said it is cutting 2,500 jobs, or about 4 percent of its workforce, this year as it tries to reduce costs and turn around its largest division. There is no immediate ...

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New York leaders mourn Judge Jones

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing two vacancies on New York’s top court following the death Monday of Judge Theodore T. Jones Jr., just hours after he left Rochester. The state Commission on Judicial Nomination had already started the review process ...

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Foreclosures on the rise in Rochester

More U.S. homes started on the foreclosure path in July, as lenders tackled a backlog of mortgages gone unpaid even as they pulled back on home repossessions The number of homes that received an initial notice of default — the ...

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New York gun safety laws upheld in court

Five New Yorkers have lost their challenge to a state law that requires applicants for handgun licenses to show a special need for self-protection. The plaintiffs had cited a 2010 Supreme Court decision involving a Chicago handgun ban.

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