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Feb 26, 2014

Attorney captures golden memories of U.S. hockey

Sports attorney Andrew Conway set out to produce a book about the 1980 U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team’s Miracle on Ice, but pulling it together the way he wanted borders on the miraculous, unless you know his secret. The power of asking, for Conway, is as good as gold. He learned this lesson selling brushes […]

Sep 8, 2013

Upside down: The truth about Timothy Wells

Everyone has secrets — some bits of information not readily shared with others. Rarely does the human brain resort to murder to keep someone from learning a secret. But it happened on the last day of November 2010 when Rochester Institute of Technology professor Timothy Wells killed his wife, local artist Christine Sevilla, to protect […]

Jun 9, 2013

Sciolino recognized for book on Holocaust, church

Retired Monroe County Family Court Judge Anthony J. Sciolino’s book on the 2,000-year history of Christian anti-Judaism and its role in the Holocaust has been named winner of the 2013 silver medal for world history from the Independent Publisher Book Awards. The book, “The Holocaust, the Church and the Law of Unintended Consequences,” was published […]

Jan 21, 2013

Beyond the Office: Retired judge writes book about the Holocaust

In the first months following his retirement from the Monroe County Family Court bench in December 2006, Judge Anthony Sciolino was asked to participate in an interfaith adult education course titled “The 2000 Year Road to the Holocaust.” He was delighted to take part, having a life-long interest in deciphering how human beings permitted what […]

Oct 15, 2012

Justice Scalia gently jabs Posner in recent talk

Justice Antonin G. Scalia has thrown sharp barbs at 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner in their ongoing public spat about the role of history in legal interpretation. But last week he took a softer approach in mocking the now infamous review Judge Posner wrote of Justice Scalia’s latest book. As you recall, Judge Posner questioned […]

Sep 24, 2012

Commentary: Justice Scalia opines on canons of interpretation

In the most anticipated decision of the U.S. Supreme Court’s last term, the fate of the American health care system hinged on the meaning of a single word: “penalty.” Did the Affordable Care Act’s penalty, the payment required of citizens who fail to purchase health insurance, constitute a tax? As the media widely reported, the […]

Jun 15, 2012

Ithaca attorney-professor contributes to book

America no longer opens its arms blindly to welcome the immigrant masses. No matter how qualified they may be, not everyone receives a green card. But those who do make it through the lengthy bureaucratic maze and emotionally challenging process have compelling stories to tell. With help from their colleagues and advocates around the country, […]

Jul 12, 2011

Justice Morris combines legal principles and Harry Potter

Brighton Town Court justice, author, Monroe Community College professor and Girl Scout leader Karen Morris said she started reading J.K. Rowling’s famous Harry Potter series because she likes to stay informed about the things that interested both students and Scouts alike.

Jun 21, 2011

Garner continues work with justices, legal writing

Even though he’s known as the guru of legal writing, it wasn’t easy for Bryan Garner to gain the confidence of the U.S. Supreme Court justices he interviewed about writing and advocacy. He was initially rebuffed by Justice Clarence Thomas ...

Jun 2, 2011

Lawyers: Learn to use the iPad in 1 hour

Recognizing the growing number of lawyers making use of tablet technology in the office and the courtroom, tech guru Tom Mighell has authored a new book: “iPad in One Hour for Lawyers.” Recently released by the American Bar Association ...

Mar 11, 2011

UB professor questions sex offender laws

Communities may not be getting the protection they hoped new sex offender laws would afford. They also may not be able to afford the costs of some of the solutions. The enactment and impacts of sex offender laws are explored in a new book ...

Feb 18, 2011

Helping teens understand the law

As a criminal defense attorney, Robert Tucker has seen a lot of teenagers in trouble. What troubles him is how little they and their parents know about the law and the serious, potentially life-long consequences their actions may have.

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