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Georgia governor backs out of hearing on Atlanta mask order

ATLANTA — Georgia’s governor has withdrawn a request for an emergency hearing in a lawsuit that aims to block the state’s largest city from ordering people to wear masks in public or imposing other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Judge orders Michael Cohen to be released from prison

NEW YORK — A judge ordered the release from prison of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer on Thursday, saying he believes the government retaliated against him for planning to release a book about Trump before November’s election. Michael Cohen’s ...

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Matrimonial Matters: Tips for online practice of family law

Online resources in family law practice have been available for several years. However, the fact that lawyers must make use of them because of COVID-19 concerns has pushed many of us out of our comfort zone. I freely admit that ...

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COVID-19 adds challenges to legal requirements for special education

An attorney with Harris Beach PLLC is using her wide-ranging professional expertise to help school districts navigate the challenges they are facing with meeting students’ special education needs during the COVID-19 outbreak. “COVID changed everything for school districts,” said Anne ...

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Immigration courts reopen despite rising coronavirus cases

BALTIMORE — Three immigration courts reopened Monday as the government extended its push to fully restart the clogged system despite rising coronavirus cases in states where many of the small courtrooms are located. In Baltimore, people with hearings to reach ...

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Harvard, MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

BOSTON — Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration’s decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall. The lawsuit, filed ...

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New rules: Foreign pupils must leave US if classes go online

International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal immigration authorities. The guidelines, issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs ...

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Real Estate Law: New laws covering residential real estate and the COVID-19 emergency

During the first few months of the COVID-19 emergency, the New York State government responded to matters involving residential leases and mortgages primarily through Executive Orders issued by the governor. Notable examples include: (i) Executive Order 202.8 issued on March ...

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Business groups worry about extended immigration restrictions

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order further restricting immigration through the end of the year, ostensibly as a precaution during the COVID-19 global pandemic. But while the rest of the world’s coronavirus cases continue to stabilize, and ...

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