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Vaccine requirement lacks detail

President Joe Biden holds up a mask as he announces from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2021, that millions of federal workers must show proof they've received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social distancing, masking and travel restrictions in an order to combat the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Joe Biden’s announcement last week that the federal government will require all workers at large companies to get the COVD-19 vaccine raised lots of questions but provided few answers. Biden said all companies with at least 100 workers will ...

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New York’s revised mask rules pose challenges

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Monday that the state’s mask mandate was being revised in accordance with federal recommendations was widely embraced, but still left many questions and confusion.

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Judge orders city to offer remote hearings

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State Supreme Court Justice Ann Marie Taddeo has ordered city officials to offer remotely conducted hearings and depositions for individuals filing claims against the city until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. The New York City law firm Roth & Roth ...

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Judge rejects motions for compassionate release

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U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer has denied requests from four prison inmates seeking release because of COVID-19. In separate motions, the defendants — Albert M. Ranieri, Steve Gray, Tremec Jeffries, and Chris Kimball — all sought to be ...

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Federal inmate granted compassionate release

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A federal judge has freed a prison inmate because of COVID-19 concerns. Defendant Artfaber Swails, 47, claimed he has “significant medical conditions that make him especially susceptible to serious consequences should he contract the virus.” Swails also claimed that Federal ...

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New court will address pandemic-related evictions

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Court officials and local leaders have announced a new effort to help tenants facing possible eviction because of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello, U.S Rep. Joe Morelle, Seventh Judicial District Administrative Judge Craig Doran, and ...

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NYSBA publishes book on ‘virtual lawyering’

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The New York State Bar Association has published a new guide to “virtual lawyering.” The new guide was created to help attorneys adjust to changes necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 341-page book, titled Virtual Lawyering: A Practical Guide, includes ...

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COVID-19 challenges prisons

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a dramatic impact on the criminal justice system, not just in terms of modifying the way court appearances are handles, but how sentences are affected. There have been numerous motions from federal prison inmates ...

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