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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

In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against Asian American applicants in Harvard's admissions process headed to trial in Boston's federal court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Harvard denies any discrimination, saying it considers race as one of many factors when considering applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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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US judges balk at ICE detention practices

WASHINGTON — Judges in the nation’s federal criminal courts increasingly are balking at what they call unlawful efforts by U.S. immigration authorities to continue to detain people charged with entering the country illegally, even after they have been granted bail. ...

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Manhattan DA drops part of Weinstein case

Harvey Weinstein, center, enters State Supreme Court, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in New York. Manhattan's district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against  Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that cast doubt on the account one of his three accusers provided to the grand jury.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NEW YORK — Manhattan’s district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that a police detective had coached a witness to stay silent about evidence that cast doubt on the ...

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Hearing ordered in 2001 murder case

A state appellate court has ordered a hearing on a question about jury notes in a 17-year-old murder case. Defendant Dennis Timmons, 55, was convicted of second-degree murder in April 2001 and sentenced by then-acting Monroe County Court Judge Stephen ...

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