In July, 2013, Homeland Security investigators raided a popular Las Vegas Korean supper club, detaining its employees for intense hours-long interrogations. According to a lawsuit, they were acting under orders of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent, who portrayed it as a place of “prostitution and human trafficking.” Then, with no federal court order […]
What would you do if you were there when the mass shootings happened in Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, the Washington Navy Yard, or Aurora, Colo.? Unfortunately it’s a question we all probably should consider, experts say. “Everybody thinks it could never happen in their work environment, but unfortunately, while statistically rare, these incidents happen,” said […]
WASHINGTON — As many as 14 million current and former civilian U.S. government employees had their personal information exposed to hackers, according to two people who were briefed on the investigation, a far higher figure than the 4 million the Obama administration initially disclosed. The newer estimates put the number of compromised records at between […]
WASHINGTON — Congress’ dysfunction isn’t limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn’t finish their work last year and it’s showing now. The leftover business could prove even more divisive than the dispute over rolling back President Barack Obama’s immigration policies on a bill providing money for the Departm[...]
WASHINGTON — Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency’s annual funding bill. Without action by Feb. 27, the department’s budget will shut off. To hear Democrats and many Republicans tell it, the result would be unacceptable risks to U.S. security at a […]
Monroe Community College has developed a one-year homeland security certificate program to prepare individuals to effectively prevent and respond to a broad range of incidents — from cyberattacks and acts of violence to terrorism and other manmade disasters. Program participants get an overview of historical and current threats to homeland security and become trained in […]
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to be the Homeland Security secretary said Wednesday that filling key leadership vacancies and improving morale is more critical currently than the department’s core counterterrorism mission. In answers to questions leading up to his Senate confirmation hearing, Jeh Johnson deviated from his predecessors’ stated priorities by listing counterterror[...]
Johnny Ray Davis, most recently a resident of Ohio, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to making a false statement to officers of the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Assistant U.S. […]
In a letter obtained from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Secretary Janet Napolitano notified Majority Leader Harry Reid and 21 other members of Congress that an interagency team is beginning the task of prioritizing all deportation cases.
Although the State of New York notified the Department of Homeland Security of its intent to opt out of the federal Secure Communities Program, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton informed Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week ...
This week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office told the Department of Homeland Security that New York will suspend its participation in the federal Secure Communities program. Pursuant to the program, DHS used the fingerprint records ...
Western New York representatives are asking the Department of Homeland Security to reconsider its decision to remove Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse from eligibility in the Urban Area Security Initiative program for 2011.
- Fourth Department – Negligent performance: Rosenthal v. Syracuse University, et al.
- Second Circuit – Visual Artists Rights Act: Kerson v. Vermont Law School Inc.
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former foreclosure referee: Opinion 22-157
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – College honorarium: Opinion 22-156
- Second Circuit – Reasonable accommodation: Tafolla v. Heilig
- Fourth Department – Labor Law: Primisch v. Peroxychem LLC
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial candidacy: Opinion 22-155
- Fourth Department – Defamation: Lavine v. Glavin
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Law clerk: Opinion 22-154
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Review of another judge’s actions: Opinion 22-153
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Charitable contributions: Opinion 22-150
- Second Circuit – Class action settlement: Moses v. The New York Times Company
- Appeals court upholds conviction
- Federal lawsuit reinstated against jail officer over strip search, delayed release
- Hyzon to pay $25M penalty to settle alleged fraud charges by SEC
- NY appeals court reinstates lawsuit over contract to remove snow
- Fourth Department affirms $400K judgment in contract dispute
- Fourth Department affirms decision in NY property dispute
- Greenlight Networks selects Buffalo-based attorney as general counsel
- Barclay Damon hires attorney Matt Smith