Ann M. Donnelly waited half a year for her chance to convince the Senate that she’d make a good federal judge. When the day finally came, she packed as many relatives as she could into the benches. In her opening ...Read More »
The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Buffalo attorney Lawrence J. Vilardo as a federal judge in U.S. District Court in Buffalo. Vilardo’s nomination was confirmed by a vote of 88-0. He could be sworn in at any time now. “Most ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — A federal judge made headlines Monday by declaring that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records is likely unconstitutional. But even he realized his won’t be the last word on the issue. U.S. ...Read More »
NEW YORK — The owners of the World Trade Center cannot demand billions of dollars more in insurance money for the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal judge decided Thursday. Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled after listening to witnesses for the trade ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — In a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration, a federal judge ruled Friday that age restrictions on over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill are “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable” and must end within 30 days. The ruling by U.S. ...
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