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GRAWA holiday party supports Crisis Nursery

The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys held its annual holiday party on Thursday, selecting Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester as the organization’s charitable initiative this year. GRAWA members Wende Knapp and Laura Myers pulled together auction items to give ...

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Judge blocks operations of daily fantasy sports sites in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Daily fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel can’t do business in New York for now, a judge said Friday, cutting off one of their biggest customer bases at least temporarily as the state attorney general and ...

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Anita Miller: a lifelong advocate for women

It was retired Chamberlain D’Amanda partner Anita Miller’s business to help people through divorce, but it was her pleasure to help people through life, from her clients and colleagues to her family and community, recalled friends of the popular Rochester ...

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Lawyers: Process to contest no-fly list is still inadequate

PORTLAND, Ore. — The federal government has not sufficiently improved the process for people barred from flying over the U.S. to challenge their placement on the no-fly list, lawyers for six people on the list told a federal judge Wednesday. ...

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Appeals court denies man’s bid for records in molestation case

NEW YORK (AP) — A man vying to overturn his conviction in a notorious 1980s child molestation case is not entitled to “every single piece of paper” in his criminal file, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday, reversing a lower ...

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Supreme Court protester is jailed

WASHINGTON (AP) — A protester who disrupted historic arguments over gay marriage at the U.S. Supreme Court has been sentenced to 21 days in jail. Rives Miller Grogan of Mansfield, Texas, was sentenced Thursday. Grogan pleaded guilty in September to ...

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Bank robber whose pants fell down pleads guilty

A 31-year-old Rochester man whose pants fell down to reveal a stash of banknotes has pleaded guilty to robbing the Chase Bank on Dewey Avenue in May, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Prosecutors said the defendant, Maximilion Broadnax, drafted ...

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GRAWA shops local, store pays it forward

Craft Company No. 6 at 785 University Ave. hosted an open house last week for members of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, donating 20 percent of sales back to the organization. Shop owner Kathy Verzillo and her associates ...

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Law firm memo suggests bonuses will be flat

The Wall Street Journal is reporting an early sign that year-end bonuses at law firms will be flat this year. The newspaper says it reviewed an internal memo from the New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore in which ...

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Supreme Court torn over affirmative action; ABA weighs in

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information. During arguments Wednesday, several justices asked about the value of ordering more ...

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Lawmakers want social media companies to report terrorists

WASHINGTON — Responding to the San Bernadino shootings, lawmakers introduced legislation this week to require social media companies to report any online terrorist activity they become aware of to law enforcement. The bill by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Sen. ...

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Key Assemblyman sees NY legalizing daily fantasy sports

ALBANY — The chairman of the Assembly committee with authority over gambling predicts New York will legalize and regulate daily fantasy sports, noting many residents already play it online. Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, who chairs the Committee on Racing and ...

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