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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 perfor … 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

Plaques dedicated to fallen detectives at the 84th Precinct

The 84th Precinct and its Community Council dedicated two plaques in the memory of slain Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos — who died last December in the line of duty — during a ceremony at the precinct in Downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday. … Full Article

Construction worker dies in accident at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

A construction worker at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was crushed to death when several steel beams fell on him. … Full Article

Brooklyn judge balances security concerns, press freedom in al-Qaeda terrorism trial

A Brooklyn federal judge told courtroom sketch artists to omit the agents’ faces in trial drawings so that Foreign Secret Service agents can maintain their undercover identities in an open courtroom.  … Full Article

Court nixes Occupy marchers' suit over mass arrest on bridge

Police didn't mislead more than 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters into getting arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, a federal appeals court decided in ordering the demonstrators' lawsuit dismissed. … Full Article

Press allowed to sketch MI-5 agents

A Brooklyn federal judge has partially denied a petition by federal prosecutors to preclude members of the press from sketching particular witnesses during an ongoing terrorism trial.  … Full Article

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