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Trump installing conservative judges at a record pace

President Donald Trump’s second year in office is proving to be his most successful yet in seeing through his promise to remake the federal judiciary. With the confirmation of Andrew Oldham, 39, on Wednesday, the Trump administration has successfully pushed ...

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Time for law to embrace digital age

Attorney Aleksander Nikolic sets up a Bluetooth connection beween his cellphone and the sound system of his 2008 Toyota Prius. A solo practitioner, Nikolic often uses technology that allows him to work away from an office, usually with the help of a mobile phone, a laptop computer and cloud data storage. (Bennett Loudon)

The legal profession has a reputation for lagging behind other business sectors when it comes to embracing new technology. Consultant surveys have repeatedly revealed a reluctance to accept new technological tools to improve service and practice efficiency, increase cybersecurity and ...

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Suit against county moved to federal court

Attorneys for Monroe County have moved a lawsuit originally filed in state Supreme Court to federal court. Joseph J. Arieno, of Chili, filed the lawsuit against Monroe County and the Sheriff’s Office in state court in February because he was ...

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Derided as Trump protector, Kavanaugh defies easy label on probe

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens to Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Democrats say Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s own words show he would shield President Donald Trump from special counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal inquiry. The reality is a bit more complicated. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Trump ...

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Judge refuses to move Manafort trial to Roanoke

Paul Manafort’s upcoming trial on bank and fraud charges will continue in Alexandria, Virginia, despite his efforts to move the proceedings to Roanoke. The former Trump campaign chairman had argued that the jury pool in northern Virginia is too liberal ...

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Dolphins fan attacked by Bills followers loses suit

A Canadian fan is seeking information from the Buffalo Bills that will bolster his injury claim resulting from a fight at the stadium. (AP file photo)

The Buffalo Bills can’t be sued by a Miami Dolphins fan who was attacked at a game and injured by Buffalo Bills fans. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, affirmed a lower court ruling on that dismissed ...

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Ex-New York senator and son convicted of bribery, extortion

NEW YORK — A former New York state Senate leader and his son were convicted on Tuesday of extortion, wire fraud and bribery charges that they pressured businesses to give the son no-show jobs or else risk losing the powerful ...

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Worker’s termination reversed by appellate court

A Liftline Inc. employee will get her job back thanks to a recent ruling from the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department. The appellate panel overruled a May 2017 decision by state Supreme Court Justice J. Scott Odorisi, ...

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MGM sues Vegas mass-shooting victims in hopes of limiting liability

MGM Resorts International sued the victims of a Las Vegas music festival mass shooting in an effort to block any potential compensation claims against it. The owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel claims a 2002 federal statute wipes out liability ...

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