A grand jury has indicted the man who stabbed Salman Rushdie as the acclaimed author prepared to give a talk in western New York, county prosecutors said Thursday. Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, New Jersey, is scheduled to appear on ...Read More »
Threats to judge part of trend that spurs democracy concerns
Hundreds of federal judges face the same task every day: review an affidavit submitted by federal agents and approve requests for a search warrant. But for U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart, the fallout from his decision to approve a search ...Read More »
Appeals court cancels $20,000 award to prison inmate
A federal appeals court has reversed a jury verdict and a $20,000 award of damages for a prison inmate who complained of overcrowding.
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2 NY lawyers sue CIA over electronic device contents
Two lawyers and two journalists are suing the CIA, saying the agency violated their constitutional rights when it obtained copies of the contents of their electronic devices and helped enable the recording of their meetings with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ...Read More »
Amazon workers in upstate New York file for union election
Backed by the grassroots labor group that secured the first-ever union victory of an Amazon warehouse in the U.S., workers of another warehouse filed a petition on Tuesday for an election in upstate New York in the hopes of a ...Read More »
Kids-for-cash judges ordered to pay more than $200M
Two former Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated a scheme to send children to for-profit jails in exchange for kickbacks were ordered to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of people they victimized in one of the worst judicial scandals in ...Read More »
Inmate denied early release
A federal judge has denied a prison inmate’s request for compassionate release because he fears contracting COVID-19.
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Phillips Lytle adds boutique firm
Serotte Reich PLLC, a boutique immigration law firm based in Buffalo, has joined Phillips Lytle LLP.
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Brighton has nation’s ‘hottest’ real estate ZIP Code
ZIP Code 14618 was named the hottest ZIP Code in America in the annual metrics study by Realtor.com.Read More »
Immigration advocates sue LexisNexis over personal data
Data broker LexisNexis Risk Solutions allegedly violated Illinois law by collecting and combining extensive personal information and selling it to third parties including federal immigration authorities, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by immigration advocates. The result is “a grave ...Read More »
Post-nuptial ruled valid
A state appeals court has reversed a ruling that invalidated a postnuptial agreement.
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New York restricts families from sending packages to inmates
As part of an effort to keep illegal drugs and other contraband out of state prisons, New York is taking away one of the few pleasures of life behind bars: It will no longer let people send inmates care packages ...Read More »