New York

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Judge orders NY man out of his parents’ home, says he isn’t entitled to 6 months’ notice

A judge in upstate New York has ordered a 30-year-old man to leave his parents’ home, even as he praised his legal research.

Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood, a trial-level…

Rudy Giuliani resigns from Greenberg Traurig; was firm irked by hush-money comment?
Updated: Rudy Giuliani is no longer on unpaid leave from Greenberg Traurig while he works on President Donald Trump’s legal team in the special counsel probe.

The former New York City mayor announced Thursday that he is resigning from the law firm, report the New York Times, Politico and the National Law Journal. The resignation was effective Wednesday.
Chimpanzees lose habeas bid in New York’s top court; a judge sees a ‘manifest injustice’

New York’s top court has refused to hear a habeas appeal filed on behalf of two caged chimpanzees, but one judge sees merit in arguments made.

In a concurrence

New York AG Schneiderman resigns amid allegations he physically abused women
Updated: New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced his resignation Monday night, hours after the New Yorker magazine published allegations by four women who said he physically abused them.
New York considers changing discovery rules that often leave defense lawyers in the dark
Advocates have dubbed New York’s discovery scheme the blindfold law, arguing that the lack of information requires defense counsel to prepare for trial, or advise clients about plea bargains, without ever seeing the evidence.
Former New York prosecutor is convicted of bribing ex-cop over gun-license issues

A former Brooklyn, New York, prosecutor has been convicted for bribing an ex-police sergeant in matters involving gun licenses for his clients.

Manhattan federal jurors convicted John Chambers, 63, on…

NY AG: To allow state prosecutions of pardoned Trump aides, change double jeopardy
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants to change the state’s double jeopardy law to allow prosecutions if President Donald Trump issues "strategically timed" pardons to indicted aides or other individuals.
New York’s governor plans to use pardon power to restore voting rights to felons on parole

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to bypass the state legislature and grant pardons to more than 35,000 felons on parole making them eligible to vote.

Cuomo announced his plan…

Seeking to side with plaintiffs suing New York, city council sues for right to file amicus briefs

The New York City Council has sued the city’s law department for the right to file amicus briefs in court cases—including cases in which plaintiffs are suing the city.


Lawyer who ‘did not realize’ he was suspended in 2010 can’t resume practicing law, court says

A lawyer who says he didn’t realize he was suspended in a mass proceeding in 2010 remains on interim suspension as a result of an order by a New York…

Judge rules former ‘Apprentice’ contestant’s suit against Trump can proceed while he is president

President Donald Trump is not immune from a state court lawsuit alleging he defamed a former contestant on The Apprentice by denying her allegations of unwanted kissing and groping, a…

Lawyer who filed 500-plus copyright cases in federal court calls $10K sanction ‘judicial error’
Updated: A lawyer who was ordered to pay a $10,000 sanction for failing to provide proper notice of a hearing claims the judge who imposed it exceeded her authority in a “clear-cut judicial error.”
Fordham A2J initiative gets students inside infamous Rikers Island
Corrected: Deema Nagib, a third-year student at Fordham University School of Law, has traveled dozens of times to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex to meet with detainees who shared horror stories with her about life inside.
Court Watch NYC volunteers sit in courtrooms to monitor how prosecutors use their discretion
After years of focusing efforts on private prisons, mandatory sentences and money bail, people trying to change the criminal justice system have identified another target: prosecutors. In an influential book last year, Fordham University professor John Pfaff argued prosecutors were the main driver behind the soaring U.S. incarceration rate—almost always unwatched and unopposed. Left-leaning philanthropist George Soros and the ACLU, among others, are recruiting and funding district attorney candidates who promise to curtail the use of the death penalty, expand diversion programs and stop prosecuting low-level crimes. There is even a new stab at a Progressive Prosecutor’s Handbook.
Federal judge considers $1M in fines for prison medical provider’s ‘intractable failures’

In late December, federal Magistrate Judge David Duncan waved an iPad in front of his Phoenix courtroom, enraged. He had just read a local news article suggesting that the Arizona…

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