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Proposed liquor law change would enable movie theaters to sell craft beer

The Little Theatre and other movie theaters would be able to sell alcohol beverages to moviegoers under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Provided)

Two companies with movie theaters in Brooklyn and Yonkers offer full meals — with alcohol — for customers to consume while they watch their movies. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a chain based based in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema are ...

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Nunes, Depp lawsuits in Virginia seen as threats to free speech and press

Rep. Devin Nunes of California was angered by a story in his hometown newspaper detailing a claim that investors in a winery he partly owns partied with cocaine and prostitutes. So the Republican decided to sue — in rural Virginia. ...

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Carey Ann Denefrio keeps life in perspective as head of GRAWA

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As president of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys, or GRAWA, Carey Ann Denefrio wants to provide resources to help members deal with the stress of their work. A women’s health committee has been meeting to plan spin classes, ...

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Adrian Neil is a ‘lifelong learner’

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Adrian Neil entered the University of Rochester expecting to become an engineer, but he wound up getting a bachelor’s degree in political science and English and becoming a lawyer. “College is about figuring out what you really like, and what ...

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Gun charges reversed in UR kidnapping case

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One of the defendants in a kidnapping and torture case that targeted two University of Rochester students has had several convictions reversed by a state appeals court. Inalia Rolldan, 23, was convicted in December 2016 of first-degree criminal use of ...

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Fourth Department upholds suppression of evidence

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A state appeals court has rejected a prosecutor’s argument challenging a state Supreme Court decision to suppress evidence against a man accused of possessing an illegal handgun. In December 2018, state Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski, in Erie County, ...

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Abortion appeals waiting as Supreme Court returns for new term

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include the new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Some justices have a sort of verbal signature, phrases they employ to disagree _ more or less politely _ with a lawyer arguing in front of them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Abortion cases are coming to the U.S. Supreme Court, and they’re only getting harder for the justices to avoid. The court next week starts a new term that will give the clearest indication yet of how eager the justices are ...

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Attorney Keana Williams is also sometimes a ‘case worker’

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Keana Williams knew she wanted to be a lawyer since high school, where she took some basic law classes. “It was one of those things I excelled in, one of the classes that really spoke to me and I really ...

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Decision to dismiss homicide charges upheld

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In a split decision, an Onondaga County man has won an appellate ruling upholding a county court decision to dismiss homicide charges for killing his brother in law. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, upheld the lower ...

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Polito now leads local Littler office

Jacqueline Polito

Jacqueline Phipps Polito, the new office managing shareholder in the Perinton location of Littler Mendelson P.C., is proud to be part of a small group of women in the top management roles at local law offices. “It’s exciting. After practicing ...

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Duthiers has had varied career

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Attorney Erika J. Duthiers’ advice for young attorneys and college students considering a law career: “If you’re considering a profession, law school is definitely one that I recommend,” said Duthiers, vice president assistant vice president for compliance and ethics at ...

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