Courts and Law

Courthouse Fashion Show closes out Black History Month

These judges took the "soul train" to work. … Full Article

Man arrested in ISIS plot due in Florida court

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One of three men arrested on charges of plotting to help the ISIS group wage war against the U.S. is scheduled to appear in a Florida courtroom for a detention hearing. … Full Article

Brooklyn man gets 36 years for attempting to drug, sexually abuse minors

A Brooklyn federal judge ordered a man to prison for 36 years for attempting to drug and sexually abuse children — some as young as 3 months old — and for possession of child pornography.  … Full Article

Why did guest columnist Nick Allard leave D.C. post to head Brooklyn Law School?

Since his arrival here three years ago, Brooklyn Law School Dean Nick Allard has been bold and relentless — reflecting, in a way, the skills that made him one of the most successful lawyer-lobbyists in Washington. … Full Article

Schumer backs terror watch list exclusion for gun buys

ALBANY — U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling for passage of legislation prohibiting individuals on the U.S. terrorist watch list from buying guns. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Family Court celebrates Black History Month

The Kings County Family Court hosted its second annual Black History Month celebration at its courthouse on Thursday with a powerfully energetic program of special guests and a musical performance. … Full Article

Black History Month event becomes celebration of Loretta Lynch

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York hosted a Black History Month event in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Brooklyn jury awards $340K to injured livery driver

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Dawn Jimenez-Salta listens while plaintiff's attorney Douglas Shayne (standing), of the law firm Khavinson & Associates, conducts a cross-examination of the defendant in the motor vehicle accident summary jury trial of Aureliano Tlatelpa v. … Full Article

Senate panel approves Brooklyn's Loretta Lynch as attorney general

WASHINGTON— The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general, sending it to the full Senate. The vote was 12 to 8, with three Republicans joining all committee Democrats in voting in favor of Lynch. … Full Article

Feds: 3 Brooklyn men accused in Islamic State plot vocal about beliefs

Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in personal conversations about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one of them speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to "strike fear in the hearts of infidels," federal a … Full Article

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