A lifetime of service and dedication to the town of Irondequoit and the city of Rochester came to an end with Judge Joseph Genier’s death on May 27. Judge Genier, 76, served as a Town Court judge for nearly 28 ...Read More »
Senate report details broad failures around Jan. 6 attack
WASHINGTON — A Senate investigation of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol found a broad intelligence breakdown across multiple agencies, along with widespread law enforcement and military failures that led to the violent attack. There were clear warnings ...Read More »
Fed lawyers: Trump not liable for ‘crude’ remarks at accuser
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump cannot be held personally liable for “crude and disrespectful” remarks he made about a woman who accused him of rape because he made the comments while he was president, U.S. Justice Department lawyers told ...Read More »
Florida judge favors pre-dawn partying in rowdy South Beach
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida judge has sided with the Clevelander hotel in a lawsuit over a new Miami Beach law that sets a 2 a.m. closing time in the South Beach entertainment district. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Circuit Judge ...Read More »
Six men, including Rochester mayor’s husband, charged for alleged drug trafficking
The husband of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren is among several people facing federal drug charges.
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New York Court of Appeals affirms cellphone warrant ruling
In a split decision, New York state’s highest court has ruled that a New York state Supreme Court justice can issue a search warrant for a criminal investigation to eavesdrop on cellphones that are not actually in New York state. ...
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Jails emptied in the pandemic. Should they stay that way?
It wasn’t long after Matthew Reed shoplifted a $63 set of sheets from a Target in upstate New York that the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill. Instead of serving a jail sentence, he stayed at home, his ...Read More »
High court won’t review men-only draft registration law
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Monday that for now it’ll be up to Congress, not the court, to decide whether to change the requirement that only men must register for the draft. It’s one of the few areas of ...Read More »
Schumer recommending 2 voting rights lawyers to be judges
WASHINGTON — The Senate’s top Democrat is recommending President Joe Biden nominate two prominent voting rights attorneys to serve as judges on the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and on the federal bench in Manhattan. Sen. Chuck Schumer has ...Read More »
Hilton school district faces lawsuit
The parents of a former Hilton elementary school student have filed a lawsuit against school officials claiming the principal sexually abused their son. The unnamed plaintiffs filed the complaint Wednesday in state Supreme Court. The defendants in the case are ...
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US taps groups to pick asylum-seekers to allow into country
SAN DIEGO — The Biden administration has quietly tasked six humanitarian groups with recommending which migrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. instead of being rapidly expelled from the country under federal pandemic-related powers that block people from ...Read More »
After 2-year battle, House panel interviewing Trump counsel
WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee questioned former White House counsel Don McGahn behind closed doors on Friday, two years after House Democrats originally sought his testimony as part of investigations into former President Donald Trump. The long-awaited interview is ...Read More »