Reducing the number of federal crimes and establishing a dedicated commission are a few of the ideas members of a special task force agree on in terms of reforming the federal code in an attempt to reduce over-criminalization or the imposition of penalties without proof of criminal intent. The number of laws added to the […]
WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday will make public a broad surveillance review board report recommending changes to the National Security Agency, including a proposal that the NSA’s collection of Americans’ telephone records be stored by telephone companies or another third party, not the agency. That’s according to a current and a former senior […]
The governor’s plan for a task force to address the fiscal issues facing local municipalities could be a help, if done right, according to some local leaders. The Wall Street Journal reported recently that the task force proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo would look at a number of issues associated with spending, including the consolidation […]
When Cheri Caiella’s son returned from serving in the military, he looked like the same person who had left, but it quickly became obvious to her that he had greatly changed. She said he suffered from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues, but was denied services by the Department of Defense. An ignored traffic […]
A New York State Bar Association task force studying the state’s Family Court system, placing particular emphasis on its impact on children and families, will convene the third of four statewide hearings on Thursday on Long Island. The Task Force on Family Court hearing, in the Appellate Division, Second Department, will be at the Nassau […]
New York State Bar Association President Vincent E. Doyle III has created a task force to study whether nonlawyers should be allowed to own equity interest in law firms. The concept has been advanced for discussion by the Commission on Ethics 20/20 of the American Bar Association. Testifying in New Orleans before the commission, Doyle […]
A man’s foot and torso that washed up more than a decade ago at different locations on Lake Ontario have been identified as coming from a New York City boxer linked to the $7.4 million Rochester Brinks heist in 1993. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that Rochester police are asking anyone with information about […]
New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman has scheduled a series of hearings on civil legal services. The hearings are to evaluate to continuing unmet civil legal services needs in all parts of the state to access the level of resources ...
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have extended a Task Force on Retired Race Horses, continuing his work to cut down on needless government bureaucracy and protect taxpayer dollars.
To maintain its position as one of the world’s major centers for international legal matters, New York should establish a permanent center for international arbitration, as well as a council of international law firms to promote and advance New York law, recommends a report released Tuesday ...
Jennifer Leonard, president and CEO of Rochester Area Community Foundation, and a local Nixon Peabody attorney, Michael Cooney, are among the 29 members of the New York attorney general’s new Leadership Committee on Nonprofit Revitalization.
The New York State Bar Association has released what President Stephen P. Younger hopes is a blueprint for those in the profession to follow to adapt to change. The 120-page report, “Report of the Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession,” was released ...
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Attorney misconduct: Opinion 22-164
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Independently written bench book: Opinion 22-163
- Fourth Department – Suppression: People v. Saeli
- Second Circuit – RICO: Horn v. Medical Marijuana Inc.
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Uncompensated interview: Opinion 22-159
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Uncompensated guest speaker: Opinion 22-158
- 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
- Appeals court upholds Supreme Court ruling
- Assistant district attorney appointed City Court judge by Rochester mayor
- Murder conviction affirmed despite trial judge error
- NY appeals court upholds conviction in burglary case
- 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