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Health care is focus as Barrett Supreme Court hearing opens

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats branded Supreme Court  nominee Amy Coney Barrett a threat to Americans’ health care during the coronavirus pandemic Monday at the start of a fast-tracked hearing that Republicans are confident will end with Barrett’s confirmation to replace ...

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Wisconsin judge upholds mask order for enclosed spaces

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge on Monday allowed the state’s mask mandate to stand, rejecting an attempt by the Republican-controlled Legislature and a conservative law firm to overturn it, even as cases are spiking. The judge noted in his ...

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Court: Son born abroad to gay couple is a U.S. citizen

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court has ruled against the U.S. State Department in its quest to deny the citizenship of one of two twins born abroad to a gay married couple. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

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Fraud charges against Robert Morgan dismissed; prosecutors can refile

Eight months after Robert Morgan’s defense team said their client’s right to a speedy trial had been violated, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Wolford agreed and has dismissed federal fraud charges against Rochester’s most prominent real estate developer. Federal prosecutors are, ...

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Golfer’s lawsuit dismissed

A state appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a golfer seeking damages for an injury suffered while playing golf at Holiday Valley Golf Resort in Cattaraugus County. The court dismissed the case under the doctrine of assumption of ...

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4 lawyers among RBJ’s Icon Honors winners

Four Rochester-area lawyers are among the 25 recipients of the Rochester Business Journal’s 2020 Icon Honors awards. Donald O. Chesworth of Tully Rinckey PLLC, R. Thompson (Tom) Gilman of Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, Ross P. Lanzafame of Harter Secrest & ...

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Trump’s top federal prosecutors are overwhelmingly white men

The nation’s top federal prosecutors have become less diverse under President Donald Trump than under his three predecessors, leaving white men overwhelmingly in charge at a time of national demonstrations over racial inequality and the fairness of the criminal justice ...

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Federal judge weighs Florida’s voter registration deadline

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A federal judge pointedly asked why the state of Florida on Thursday could not further extend its voter registration period after a computer meltdown earlier in the week might have prevented thousands of potential voters from taking ...

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Lawyers and remote work: ‘No universal truth’

Kevin J. Mulvehill, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP and the firm’s Rochester office leader, says that there is no “universal truth” on whether lawyers and law firm staff are more productive working from the office or working from home. ...

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Strangulation charge reinstated

A state appeals court has reinstated a charge of second-degree strangulation, which had been reduced by a judge because of how the prosecutor instructed the grand jury. Defendant Damion R. Ruvalcaba allegedly choked and assaulted his girlfriend in the presence ...

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