New York’s new system of investigating cases in which unarmed civilians are killed by police should serve as an example as other states look to shore up confidence in law enforcement, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said ...Read More »
Another federal appeals court Friday ruled against Catholic church-affiliated groups that oppose being required to provide contraceptive care to employees through a third party. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned a Brooklyn judge’s ruling affecting over 25,000 ...Read More »
Police had probable cause to arrest a driver after smelling marijuana when he rolled down the window of his car, which he claims was moving and ordered to stop by the police officer. The standard of evidence for a vehicle ...Read More »
Truckers throughout the country may proceed with a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority, claiming they are unconstitutionally being charged to support the state’s canal system. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday re-instated the ...Read More »
The union representing 20,000 New York prison guards is now represented by a law firm that includes former state Attorney General Dennis Vacco. His Buffalo-based law firm, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP has merged with the Albany-based firm that was ...
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Three attorneys Tuesday told a panel studying the state’s attorney discipline process that “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” at least in the Fourth Department. Three non-attorney citizens, however, believe is it broke and requires more transparency. They were ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Backed by the National Rifle Association, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican leader introduced legislation Wednesday that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers. ...
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WASHINGTON — About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to ...Read More »
The mortality rate associated with heroin overdoses climbed 39 percent in 2013, the latest year in which statistics are available. That is more than the triple the 2012 heroin-related death rate, according to Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner Jr., R-Wisconsin, who conducted ...
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