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Apr 19, 2023

Inflation is putting food out of reach in New York prisons

For the more than 34,000 people in New York’s prisons, commissary prices driven higher by inflation can make it impossible to afford the things that make prison bearable.

Apr 19, 2023

Supreme Court lets Texas death row inmate pursue DNA lawsuit

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that longtime Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed should have a chance to argue for testing of crime-scene evidence that he says will help clear him. The justices, in a 6-3 decision, sent Reed’s case back to a lower court for his constitutional challenge to the state’s law on […]

Apr 19, 2023

Supreme Court rejects Turkish bank’s arguments in Iran case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a Turkish bank’s main arguments for dismissing a lawsuit accusing it of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions, but the court sent the case back for additional review. Halkbank, a bank owned by Turkey, had argued that a federal law, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, gave foreign states […]

Apr 18, 2023

Drug charges affirmed after second trial

A New York appeals court has affirmed drug convictions after a second trial that was necessary because the judge was accused of impropriety.

Apr 18, 2023

Retired New York Supreme Court Justice Andrew V. Siracuse dies at 94

Retired New York State Supreme Court Justice Andrew V. Siracuse died April 5 at the age of 94.

Apr 18, 2023

Supreme Court: New Jersey can quit mob-busting port agency

The U.S. Supreme Court says New Jersey can withdraw from a commission created decades ago with New York to combat the mob’s influence at their joint port. The high court ruled unanimously Tuesday that the Garden State doesn’t need New York’s consent to withdraw from the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor. The commission was […]

Apr 18, 2023

Abortion foes urge justices to allow limits on abortion drug

Lawyers for anti-abortion doctors on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court to allow restrictions to take effect on a drug used in the most common method of abortion in the United States, while a lawsuit continues. The justices are weighing a request from the Biden administration and New York-based Danco Laboratories, makers of the drug mifepristone, […]

Apr 17, 2023

Lawsuit over lack of payment dismissed because of late filing

A New York appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a contractor against a Niagara County town for allegedly not paying for road work.

Apr 17, 2023

Inmate stuck on US death row despite vacated death sentence

When the U.S. prisons director visited the penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, this past week, she stopped by the federal death row where Bruce Webster is in a solitary, 12-by-7 foot cell, 23 hours a day. Webster’s not supposed to be there. A federal judge in Indiana ruled in 2019 that the 49-year-old has an […]

Apr 17, 2023

Fox News-Dominion case delayed by judge without explanation

The Delaware judge overseeing a voting machine company’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News delayed the opening of the trial Monday, raising the prospect that the two sides might settle before the eagerly watched case goes before a jury. Superior Court Judge Eric Davis suggested the sides try to mediate their dispute, according to […]

Apr 17, 2023

Judge: If news taints rape-trial jurors, Trump shares blame

Donald Trump’s rape trial will begin next week as scheduled after a federal judge on Monday rejected his lawyer’s request for a one-month delay, saying the former president cannot make public statements to promote pretrial publicity and then claim it’s prejudicial to him and reason to delay a trial. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan in Manhattan […]

Apr 14, 2023

Family sues Monroe County over Civic Center attack

A New York family is suing Monroe County for negligence after being attacked by a man in the Civic Center parking garage.

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