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WASHINGTON— As attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, preventing cyberattacks and dealing with police and race — issues str … Full Article

Lynch to be sworn in as attorney general on Monday

WASHINGTON— As attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, preventing cyberattacks and dealing with police and race — issues strikingly similar to what she's dealt with as top federal prosecutor for much of New York City and its … Full Article

Loretta Lynch, Brooklyn U.S. Attorney, confirmed as next U.S. Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the next U.S. attorney general after gaining a simple majority vote in the Senate Thursday afternoon. … Full Article

Judge appoints receiver for beleaguered Park Slope assisted living facility

The families and supporters of seven Park Slope seniors cheered the recent decision by a Brooklyn judge to appoint a temporary receiver for their embattled Park Slope assisted living facility. … Full Article

Lynch brings prosecutor's perspective to Justice Department

WASHINGTON— As attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, preventing cyberattacks and dealing with police and race — issues strikingly similar to what she's dealt with as top federal prosecutor for much of New York City and its … Full Article

Finally! Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

WASHINGTON— Loretta Lynch has won confirmation to serve as the nation's attorney general, ending months of delay. The vote was 56-43 in the Senate Thursday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: School not liable for child’s injury because victim came to school too early

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Richard Velasquez listens as defense attorney Lauren Roza (standing), of the office of the NYC Corporation Counsel, conducts a cross-examination of a witness in the bifurcated trial of Latavia Person v. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury to weigh disputed use of stapling device during medical procedure

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Sylvia Ash listens as plaintiffs' attorney Judith Livingston (standing), of the law firm Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore, conducts a cross-examination in the medical malpractice trial of Suzanne Devine and George Devine, v. George S. … Full Article

Loretta Lynch heads for confirmation as attorney general

WASHINGTON— Five months after she was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as attorney general, Loretta Lynch will finally get a confirmation vote in the Senate. … Full Article

Columbian Lawyers Association celebrates 50th Annual Rapallo Award Luncheon

The Columbian Lawyers Association (CLA), First Judicial Department, honored Hon. John A. Barone at its 50th annual Rapallo Award Luncheon last Saturday at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. … Full Article

After Brooklyn gun smuggling investigation, TSA adding new security measures

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is tightening security rules for airline and airport workers in the wake of a Brooklyn criminal case in which an Atlanta baggage handler was accused of smuggling guns on commercial jets, Homeland Security Secretary J … Full Article

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