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Prosecutorial oversight movement underway

Complaints about prosecutors could be reviewed by an independent commission under a  proposal pending in the state Legislature. The Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct would be patterned after the state Commission on Judicial Conduct, created by the Legislature in 1974 and ...

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Brockport ballot firms up

Only two candidates for village justice will appear on the ballot when Brockport voters head to the polls June 17. Petitions for William G. Andrews and Kent R. Blair, who are seeking two justice seats, were filed with the county ...

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Senate backs judge who wrote drone memo

WASHINGTON — A former Justice Department official who helped craft the Obama administration’s legal rationale for using drones to kill suspected American terrorists abroad won preliminary Senate approval Wednesday to become a federal appeals court judge. The largely party-line 52-43 ...

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RBBA rates judicial candidates

The Rochester Black Bar Association has released the rating results of evaluation of three candidates seeking judicial office for Rochester City Court and one candidate seeking the Monroe County Surrogate’s Court judgeship. Monroe County Surrogate’s Court • The Hon. John ...

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City Court candidates open up

Their reasons for seeking a seat on the bench vary. Their qualifications vary. Their approaches vary. The Monroe County Democratic Committee on Thursday is expected to decide on a slate of candidates for the November general election, including which of ...

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Two seek spots on Brockport bench

Two Brockport village justice candidates are in the running to preside over the newly created Village Court, which is scheduled to begin operations Jan. 1. Kent Blair, manager of field operations with Time Warner Cable and a former Brockport village ...

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