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Wyoming backs coal with $1.2M threat to sue other states

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — While most states pursue ways to boost renewable energy, Wyoming is doing the opposite with a new program aimed at propping up the dwindling coal industry by suing other states that block exports of Wyoming coal and ...

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New York may ban flame retardant chemicals in furniture, electronics

New York lawmakers are considering bills that would ban the sale of furniture and electronics containing flame retardant chemicals, and a coalition of manufacturers and business owners recently expressed opposition in a letter to legislators. Various industry associations signed the letter, ...

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Trial of other cops charged in Floyd’s death to be broadcast

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin’s murder trial was the first Minnesota criminal trial to be broadcast live on television. It won’t be the last. Some in the Minnesota legal system were apprehensive about allowing the live broadcast of Chauvin’s trial ...

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EU accuses Apple of antitrust breach over App Store rules

LONDON (AP) — European Union regulators are accusing Apple of violating the bloc’s antitrust laws, alleging that the company distorts competition for music streaming through rules for its App Store. The EU’s executive Commission said Friday it objected to how ...

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Judge seeks answers for jail’s Ghislaine Maxwell treatment

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ordered the government Thursday to explain why guards repeatedly flash light into Ghislaine Maxwell’s cell overnight, an action her lawyers say may have led to a bruise over one eye as she awaits trial ...

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Social equity in marijuana industry still largely pipe dream

DENVER (AP) — Terrence Hewing was working for a package delivery company in 2007 when police approached his cargo van in suburban Denver. He was early for a pick up, and someone out for a walk called authorities after seeing ...

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VLSP is now JustCause

Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County Inc. has changed its name to JustCause. The re-branding is a reflection of the 40-year-old agency’s permanent status in the community, instead of a name that might suggest a limited-time initiative. “We’ve grown ...

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Bar Association to mark Law Day with rule of law seminar

Every year, the American Bar Association (ABA) selects a theme for events marking Law Day, on May 1, to celebrate the role of law in society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession. As a result of ...

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Charles Inclima to be recognized for professionalism and community service

Rochester attorney Charles Inclima is the recipient of the Monroe County Bar Association’s Adolph J. Rodenbeck Award for 2021. “I am both humbled and honored to receive it,” said Inclima, who specializes in matrimonial and family law. The award “recognizes ...

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Lawrence Kasperek possesses a ‘deep sense of justice’

To Lawrence Kasperek, there’s no more lonely experience than rising in defense of your client in a packed courtroom. But being a criminal defense lawyer is all he’s ever wanted to do. And now, because of his dedication to the ...

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Presenting the Power 50

When we decided to launch our Power List series, we knew it would be a difficult task to select just 50 power players in the Western New York legal community for our inaugural Power 50 list. It definitely was. But we are pleased with the makeup ...

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