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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — SAFE Act: Joint Opinion 13-189/14-02

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics  SAFE Act Support of Repeal Joint Opinion 13-189/14-02 Background: Two part-time judges inquire as to whether a judges’ association may publicly support a bill introduced into the senate and sponsored by a local senator, ...

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Judge upholds most of NY gun control law

ALBANY — A federal judge upheld most of New York’s new gun control law on Tuesday, rejecting arguments that its bans on large-capacity magazines and the sale of some semi-automatic rifles violate Second Amendment rights. Judge William Skretny in Buffalo ...

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In N.Y. politics, hearing is not always believing

ALBANY — Where else but in Albany can five years of automatic tuition increases at public colleges be called a “rational tuition policy” that officials say, with straight faces, is beloved by students and their families? Where else is a ...

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Cuomo in town to ceremoniously sign SAFE Act

Praised by supporters as the toughest gun-control laws in the country and panned by protesters that say the laws curb their Second Amendment rights, New York’s new SAFE Act is common-sense legislation applied intelligently, prudently and reasonably, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

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Lawyers exempt from HUD mortgage originator rule

The Department of Housing and Urban Development issued new final rules setting standards for compliance with the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act, including a rule that exempts lawyers from the definition of “mortgage originator” when they are providing legal services to their clients.

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