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COVID doesn’t change hiring process

Employers can’t let COVID-19 concerns enter the equation when making hiring decisions. Even though the pandemic has imposed a “new normal,” on most aspects of everyday life, nothing has changed when it comes to labor and employment law. Some companies ...

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Michael Blanchard replaces Farnsworth as COO of Woods Oviatt

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP has tapped an industry veteran as its next chief operating officer, replacing Paul Farnsworth, who will retire after more than a quarter of a century with the Rochester firm. Michael Blanchard joins Woods Oviatt following a ...

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On guns, abortion, high court could become more conservative

WASHINGTON — If Congress confirms President Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court would become more conservative, and also perhaps more ready to tackle certain hot-button issues like abortion and guns. Chief Justice John Roberts ...

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Prosecutor: Breonna Taylor jury audio to be released Friday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The release of secret grand jury proceedings in Breonna Taylor’s killing by police will be delayed until Friday, according to the Kentucky attorney general’s office. Daniel Cameron’s office filed a motion Wednesday asking a court in Louisville ...

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Tennessee’s medication abortion law blocked by judge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a Tennessee law that required women undergoing drug-induced abortions be informed the procedure could be reversed. The statute was about to go into effect Wednesday after the GOP-dominant General Assembly advanced ...

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Lenders much prefer mortgage solutions over foreclosure

New York’s moratorium on residential foreclosures has been extended through the end of 2020, meaning borrowers who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic have extra time to remedy past-due mortgages. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the extension will ...

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NTSB: Regulators failed at jobs in limo crash that killed 20

ALBANY — Federal investigators examining the 2018 crash of a stretch limousine that killed 20 people said Tuesday that state regulators repeatedly failed to oversee a poorly maintained vehicle with corroded brakes. National Transportation Safety Board members were expected to ...

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AG agrees to release grand jury tapes in Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky’s attorney general has acknowledged that he never asked the grand jury to consider homicide charges against police in the killing of Breonna Taylor. Amid outrage over the long-awaited charging decision, Attorney General Daniel Cameron said he ...

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Wisconsin justices weigh removal of 130K from voter rolls

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court weighed Tuesday whether to go along with conservatives who argue that 130,000 voters should be removed from the rolls in the hotly contested presidential battleground state, while the Democratic attorney general defended ...

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Amy Coney Barrett, Supreme Court nominee, is Scalia’s heir

CHICAGO — Although Amy Coney Barrett is the president’s choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is more aptly described as heir to another departed Supreme Court justice: conservative hero Antonin Scalia. Like Scalia, for whom she once clerked, ...

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