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Nov 3, 2010

Wolford waiting for final vote count

The final outcome of the race for Monroe County Court may not be decided until next week when absentee ballots are counted. The margin between the third and fourth highest vote getters in a six-way race for three open seats is close enough ...

Nov 3, 2010

Judicial ad prompts complaint

Candidates running for judicial office are limited in what they can say during their campaigns, but sometimes those limits are tested. The Bar Association of Erie County believes a campaign by Republican Kenneth F. Case ...

Oct 25, 2010

Roberts, ‘Bonfire’ jurist model, dies at 88

NEW YORK CITY — Burton B. Roberts, the outspoken judge who was the model for the cranky jurist in “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” has died. He was 88. The Hebrew Home for the Aged in the Bronx said Monday that Roberts, a resident there, died Sunday.

Sep 23, 2010

Court: Judge went on date with defendant

NEW YORK CITY — A federal appeals court says a former traffic court judge must lose his law license for going on a date with a defendant and then ruling in her favor. Michael Dorsky worked for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Garden City, Long Island.

Sep 16, 2010

NYC conviction tossed over judge’s ‘clown’ remark

NEW YORK CITY — An appeals court has thrown out a robbery conviction because a New York judge called a defense lawyer “a clown” and “silly” in front of the jury. The appeals panel ruled Tuesday ...

Aug 26, 2010

World Series tix could get Paterson in trouble

ALBANY — A special investigation has concluded that Gov. David Paterson’s testimony about his plans to pay for World Series tickets last year was “inaccurate and misleading” and warrants consideration of criminal charges by a prosecutor.

Jul 13, 2010

Schumer to recommend Green for judgeship

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Tuesday that he is recommending Monroe County District Attorney Michael C. Green to President Barack Obama to serve as a judge in the Western District of New York.

Jun 21, 2010

Innovation may offer malpractice fix

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Part listening, part cajoling, an innovative approach to resolving medical malpractice cases could become a model for courts around the country thanks to a pioneering judge who invested his own time in learning about medicine.

May 5, 2010

Wolford confirmed as county judge

The New York State Senate on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm Kelly Christine Wolford as Monroe County Court judge. Judge Wolford will begin her new role May 10.

Apr 22, 2010

Chin confirmed by Senate to Second Circuit

Southern District of New York Judge Denny Chin was confirmed Thursday by the U.S. Senate for a seat on the Second Circuit bench. Judge Chin will assume the seat held by Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson ...

Mar 31, 2010

Suspended judge’s trial goes to jury

NEW YORK CITY — Jurors are weighing a criminal case against a suspended New York City judge accused of breaking campaign-finance laws to win her seat.

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