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Inside the Apple vs. Justice fight

A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into a work-issued iPhone used by a gunman in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Apple CEO Tim Cook immediately objected, setting the stage for a high-stakes ...

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Fewer than 100 prisoners left at Gitmo

MIAMI — Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, officials said Thursday, portraying it as a significant milestone in the long-stalled effort ...

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Man accused of plotting terror attack appears in court

The 25-year-old Rochester man accused of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack at a Rochester bar and restaurant on New Year’s Eve made an appearance in federal court Friday morning Federal authorities announced on the morning of Dec. 31 ...

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Tenant Town Court Program debuts in Irondequoit

Involved in the Tenant Town and Village Court Program launch in Irondequoit were numerous NY State Appellate Division Fourth Department attorneys and VLSP staff. From left: Craig Peterson, Chief Appellate Court Attorney; Christopher Larrabee, law assistant; Pauline Smith, VLSP staff paralegal; Brittany Jones, law assistant; Joseph Dinolfo, Mental Hygiene associate attorney; Karen Chung, VLSP staff attorney; Hon. James Mulley, Executive Assistant to the presiding justice; Lisa Paine, Deputy Chief Attorney at Mental Hygiene Legal Services; and Alan Ross, Deputy Clerk. (Nora A. Jones photo)

Penfield Town Court Judge James Mulley has seen suburban tenants facing eviction without legal representation, and recognized how markedly different the outcomes might have been if the playing field had been more even. “Most landlords have lawyers, most tenants do ...

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It’s a ‘well qualified’ slate for Court of Appeals position

The New York State Bar Association released its ratings for the seven candidates under consideration for associate judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, and the answer is: They’re all “well qualified.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo must designate his ...

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Syracuse hospital’s ex-CEO gets reward as whistleblower

SYRACUSE — The former CEO of Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse will receive more than $2 million for his role in a whistleblower lawsuit. Phillip Schaengold filed suit against Memorial Health University Medical Center of Savannah, Georgia after the facility ...

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Peradotto among 7 candidates on list for top court

The Hon. Erin M. Peradotto, an associate justice in the Appellate Division’s Fourth Department, is among seven candidates recommended by a state commission to fill the vacancy on the New York State Court of Appeals that followed Judge Susan P. ...

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NY judiciary easing restrictions on media cameras in court

ALBANY — New York court administrators have approved revised rules governing cameras in state courts, lifting many 20-year-old restrictions while still leaving access decisions to individual trial judges. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman says the old rules failed to adequately articulate ...

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Why 9/11 case grinds on so slowly at Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Five men accused of directing and financing the Sept. 11 plot were back in their high-security cellblock at the Guantanamo Bay detention center after a pretrial hearing when the general in charge of prosecuting ...

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Pittsford appoints Shaddock as Town Justice

The Pittsford Town Board on Tuesday appointed attorney Robert M. Shaddock to the position of Town Justice. His appointment fills a vacancy in Town Court created by the recent election of Town Justice William K. Taylor to the State Supreme ...

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Bail system broken? It’s a national problem

PHILADELPHIA — More than 7,800 men and women sit in Philadelphia’s overcrowded jails, three-quarters of them languishing while they await trial under a bail system that critics call outmoded and that cities — and the White House — are working ...

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Commission on compensation to meet

The New York State Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation will hold public meetings Monday and Dec. 16, both at 11 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the New York City Bar Association, 42 W. 44th St., New ...

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