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Bankruptcy system's Civil Enforcement Initiative effective October 1, 2001 (9983)

October 1, 2001, the start of the federal government’s 2002 fiscal year, was the effective date for the Civil Enforcement Initiative. “Effective case administration is vital to ensure the American public that the bankruptcy system provides relief for honest but ...

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Rochester Legal Briefs: November 8, 2001 (8569)

Motion Denied The evidence presented to the Grand Jury was legally sufficient to support the indictment, and hence, a motion to reduce or dismiss the indictment is denied. The defendant is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in ...

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Rochester Legal Briefs: November 7, 2001 (9997)

Among the most recent decisions handed down by the Appellate Division, Fourth Department were two civil cases involving a cosigner on a car loan and an equitable distribution of real property. CIVIL DECISIONS Divorce — Equitable Distribution — Custody And ...

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Man denied U.S. passport due to owed child support

Can a man, who owes over $5,000 in back child support be denied a U.S. passport under 42 U.S.C. § 652(k) and 22 C.F.R. §§ 51.70(a)(8), 51.72(a) & 51.80(a)(2)? Is this a violation of his First, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment ...

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Athletes win right to play after school transfer

Where members of a private high school’s football team are forced to transfer to another school due to academic standards, can the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) preclude them from playing football at their new school ...

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U.S. Supreme Court denies certiorari to email case

In Heckel v. Washington, 24 P3d 404 (2001) the Supreme Court of Washington upheld a state anti-spam statute against a Commerce Clause challenge. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari, allowing the state’s anti-spam statute to stand for state ...

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Rochester Legal Briefs: November 7, 2001

Among the most recent decisions handed down by the Appellate Division, Fourth Department were two civil cases involving a cosigner on a car loan and an equitable distribution of real property. CIVIL DECISIONS Divorce — Equitable Distribution — Custody And ...

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Man denied U.S. passport due to owed child support (8565)

Can a man, who owes over $5,000 in back child support be denied a U.S. passport under 42 U.S.C. § 652(k) and 22 C.F.R. §§ 51.70(a)(8), 51.72(a) & 51.80(a)(2)≠ Is this a violation of his First, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment ...

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Athletes win right to play after school transfer (8566)

Where members of a private high school’s football team are forced to transfer to another school due to academic standards, can the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) preclude them from playing football at their new school ...

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U.S. Supreme Court denies certiorari to email case (8568)

In Heckel v. Washington, 24 P3d 404 (2001) the Supreme Court of Washington upheld a state anti-spam statute against a Commerce Clause challenge. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari, allowing the state’s anti-spam statute to stand for state ...

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Fourth Judicial Dept. Grievance Matters for May 1-August 31, 2001 (9995)

Part 3 of 3 The following are digests of fact patterns that resulted in the issuance of Letters of Caution and Admonition from the Grievance Committees of the Fourth Judicial Department during the period from May 1, 2001, to August ...

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Accused entitled to justification jury instruction

Did a trial judge err when she denied a jury instruction on the justification for the use of deadly force during the petitioner’s murder trial? Was the petitioner denied due process as result of the judge’s action?According to the U.S. ...

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