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Wolford will be first woman to serve as chief judge for WDNY

Hon. Elizabeth A. Wolford

On Wednesday, the Hon. Elizabeth A. Wolford will become the first woman to serve as chief judge of the Western District of New York, and will hold the distinction of being the first woman to serve in the role in ...

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New York chief judge, family got COVID-19 testing at home in 2020

New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Janet DiFiore

New York Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and some relatives received COVID-19 testing from the state at her private Long Island residence last summer after a member of the family tested positive, according to a court official.

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Rochester City Council taking PAB authority fight to Court of Appeals

Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott leads a meeting in August 2017. City Council and all other local administrative bodies have been meeting virtually since Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York State on Pause" order (File Photo).

In an ongoing attempt to empower the Police Accountability Board with disciplinary authority over the department, Rochester City Council will continue to fight rulings by the justice system, even after two legal defeats just five weeks apart.

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