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After 44 years on the bench, Judge Stander switches gears

When Thomas Stander and his wife Sally bought their house in Fairport, Elton John’s version of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” had just topped the Billboard charts, the Vietnam War was drawing to a close and the Cadillac Seville ...

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In Oregon, a community responds to imprisonment of migrants

SALEM, Ore. — With the sun bearing down, Norm and Kathy Daviess stood in the shade of a prison wall topped with coiled razor wire, waiting for three immigrants to come out. It’s become an oddly familiar routine for the ...

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Barclay Damon continues to grow

Craig Welch, managing partner of Lacy Katzen LLP, said the departure of seven lawyers and five staffers to Barclay Damon LLP was “as amicable as you could want for the situation.” “It became clear in the last couple years that ...

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Court artist draws everyone from Manafort to RBG

Art Lien arrives early to Courtroom 9 inside the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. It’s a Monday in September, and a hearing has been scheduled in the case of accused Russian spy Maria Butina. From his seat ...

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Supreme Court Justice Thomas stresses need for neutrality

COVINGTON, Ga. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says judicial independence and neutrality is as important as ever with public opinion deeply divided on high-profile issues. “It is becoming increasingly common for public opinion to galvanize behind particular outcomes ...

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New sexual harassment rules now in effect

New York state’s new sexual harassment prevention regulations mark a significant shift in the approach employers must now take on the issue. “This has been a very hot year for sexual harassment claims. There’s been a lot of movement culturally,” ...

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Environmentalists file 3rd lawsuit over Trump wall plans

HOUSTON — Environmental groups filed another lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration’s use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas. Three groups sued the Department of Homeland Security, a week after the agency ...

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Tully Rinckey starts Business Navigator program

Tully Rinckey PLLC, the Albany-based law firm with offices in Rochester, has launched a new program that offers startups and existing small businesses an array of legal and other services to conveniently provide the typical needs of an expanding enterprise. ...

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Astacio removed from city bench

The New York State Court of Appeals has removed Rochester City Court Judge Leticia D. Astacio from the bench. The state Commission on Judicial Conduct, in April, recommended her removal for six charges of misconduct and Astacio appealed to the ...

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Neglect petition dismissed despite drug use

Parental drug use was not enough to support a neglect finding in Cattaraugus County Family Court, according to the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department. On Nov. 10, 2016, Cattaraugus County Family Court Judge Michael L. Nenno issued ...

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Harvard bias lawsuit trial begins

BOSTON — A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University’s admissions process is heading to trial in Boston’s federal court. The group Students for Fair Admissions has accused the Ivy League school of bias against Asian-American applicants, saying it holds ...

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Supreme Court rejects lead-paint maker appeals in $400M case

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals from Sherwin-Williams Co. and Conagra Brands Inc., leaving intact a ruling that requires them to pay more than $400 million for lead-paint remediation in California. The rebuff, issued without comment Monday, is a blow ...

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