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CNY judge critical of civil confinement

A New York man imprisoned for almost 30 years and then held in civil confinement for another eight is being released with strict and intensive supervision. Supreme Court Justice James C. Tormey III, hearing an Oneida County case in Onondaga ...

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Appeals court gives OK to Seneca casino

NEW YORK — An appeals court has upheld a lower-court’s rejection of a lawsuit challenging the Seneca Indian Nation’s right to operate a casino in Buffalo. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in Manhattan ruled Tuesday. It rejected ...

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GOP senators ask Justice to clarify Clinton email inquiry

WASHINGTON — Two top Republican senators asked the Justice Department on Monday whether it is conducting a criminal investigation related to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private server for email and whether the computer specialist who helped set it ...

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Got a $100 million tax bill? Your check is no good at IRS

No checks, please. Starting next year, you’re check won’t be any good at the IRS — if you’re making a tax payment of $100 million or more. The IRS says it will reject all checks for more than $99,999,999 because ...

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UNITE Rochester hosts 2nd Court Academy

UNITE Rochester will host its second Court Academy at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Asbury First United Methodist Church Gathering Center, 1040 East Ave. The Court Academy is a project of the UNITE Rochester Justice Engagement Committee. UNITE Rochester Justice ...

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Lawyers sending out text messages to try and get work

You’ve just been in a car accident or accused of a crime. You’re confused and overwhelmed. You need help and don’t know where to turn. Just at your most vulnerable moment, a lawyer steps forward and slips you his card. ...

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Police body cameras solve one problem, create others

WASHINGTON — The use of police body cameras is spreading to keep officers honest about using force against citizens. But how and when the public gets to see the footage is up for debate. Videos of police shootings have become ...

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Discrimination suit reinstated against national jewelry chain

A lawsuit involving 19 women in nine states alleging a nationwide practice of sex-based pay and promotion discrimination is being re-instated against a national jewelry chain. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday found the U.S. ...

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House goes on record against Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House cast largely symbolic votes on Friday against the Iran nuclear deal and sought to restrict President Barack Obama’s authority to lift sanctions against Tehran, one day after the Senate ensured that the administration can implement ...

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NLRB ruling can hurt small business, groups say

A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies. The NLRB decision Thursday came in a case involving waste ...

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AD weighs allegations against Cicero town supervisor

Allegations of official misconduct against a town supervisor in Onondaga County are before the Appellate Division on a petition by the father of a fellow board member. Paul Becallo, father of Cicero Town Board member Mike Becallo, has filed a ...

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