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Oct 18, 2023

North Carolina’s governor sues lawmakers for a measure that eliminates his elections board authority

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper sued state Republican lawmakers on Tuesday over a measure that eliminates his authority to pick elections board members, while voting rights groups filed yet another lawsuit challenging provisions of a law that they contend will discourage young people from voting. Both measures became law last […]

Oct 18, 2023

Kari Lake’s lawsuit over metro Phoenix’s electronic voting machines has been tossed out

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court tossed out a lawsuit brought by former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake that was previously dismissed, challenging use of electronic voting machines and sought to ban them in last year’s midterm elections. Lake and failed Arizona Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem, both Republicans, filed a lawsuit in […]

Oct 17, 2023

Court of Appeals to hear Rochester police union challenge of PAB

The New York State Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the Rochester police union’s challenge of the Police Accountability Board's creation.

Oct 17, 2023

Rochester man facing federal charges of fraud, money laundering, identity theft

A Rochester businessman is facing federal charges for allegedly fraudulently obtaining loans using others' financial information.

Oct 17, 2023

Cayuga County judge resigns amid misconduct accusation

A judge in Cayuga County has stepped down after being accused of misconduct.

Oct 17, 2023

Raptors seek dismissal of lawsuit by Knicks accusing Toronto of conspiring to steal scouting secrets

The Toronto Raptors seek dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the New York Knicks that says the Raptors – including new head coach Darko Rajakovic — conspired to steal thousands of videos and scouting files through a former Knicks employee. The initial lawsuit the Knicks filed in Manhattan federal court seeks unspecified damages and a […]

Oct 17, 2023

Los Angeles hit with verdict topping $13 million in death of man restrained by police officers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal court jury returned a $13.5 million verdict against the city of Los Angeles in a lawsuit over the death of a man after two police officers used their bodyweight on his back to restrain him, the plaintiff’s attorneys said Monday. Jacobo Juarez Cedillo, 50, died at a hospital five […]

Oct 16, 2023

NY appeals court reverses falsifying records conviction

A New York appeals court has reversed a conviction because of a lack of evidence.

Oct 16, 2023

Trump sues ex-British spy over dossier containing ‘shocking and scandalous claims’

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump told a London judge Monday that the ex-president plans to prove that a discredited report by a former British spy that contained “shocking and scandalous claims” that he was compromised by Russians in his first bid for the presidency was wrong and harmed his reputation. Trump has […]

Oct 16, 2023

GRAWA holding judicial candidates luncheon Friday

The Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys (GRAWA) will hold a judicial candidates luncheon Friday.

Oct 16, 2023

Texas county where Juneteenth began ordered to redraw maps after Voting Rights Act challenge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Newly drawn county election districts in Galveston, where Juneteenth began, illegally weaken the voting power of Black and Latino residents and must be redone, a federal judge in Texas ruled Friday in the latest case of a court striking down a Republican-drawn political map. The decision by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey […]

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Oct 13, 2023

Greater Rochester judicial candidate evaluations released

The Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys (GRAWA) has released ratings of judicial candidates.

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