Police had probable cause to arrest a driver after smelling marijuana when he rolled down the window of his car, which he claims was moving and ordered to stop by the police officer. The standard of evidence for a vehicle ...Read More »
Truckers throughout the country may proceed with a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority, claiming they are unconstitutionally being charged to support the state’s canal system. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday re-instated the ...Read More »
The union representing 20,000 New York prison guards is now represented by a law firm that includes former state Attorney General Dennis Vacco. His Buffalo-based law firm, Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP has merged with the Albany-based firm that was ...
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Robert J. Palermo, 31, of Rochester, who was convicted of conspiracy to murder a witness, was sentenced today to 135 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. Palermo, according to Assistant U.S. Attorneys Tiffany H. ...Read More »
Three attorneys Tuesday told a panel studying the state’s attorney discipline process that “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” at least in the Fourth Department. Three non-attorney citizens, however, believe is it broke and requires more transparency. They were ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — Backed by the National Rifle Association, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican leader introduced legislation Wednesday that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers. ...
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WASHINGTON — About 1.8 million households that got financial help for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law now have issues with their tax returns that could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to ...Read More »
Linda Klein, the managing shareholder in Baker Donelson’s Georgia offices, assumed the role of president-elect of the 400,000 member American Bar Association Tuesday at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. She will serve a one-year term as ...Read More »