Courts and Law

Statement from Brooklyn Law School Professor William D. Araiza on Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

On Friday, June 26, the Supreme Court announced its long-awaited decision on same-sex marriage. In Obergefell v. Hodges, a five-justice majority held that both the Due Process and the Equal Protection clauses protected the rights of same-sex couples to wed. … Full Article

The Alliance hosts Its 11th Pride event in Brooklyn

The Gay/Straight Alliance of the New York State Justice System held its 11th Pride Month event in the Kings County Supreme Court on Wednesday with speaker Cathy Marino-Thomas of Marriage Equality USA. … Full Article

Supreme Court extends same-sex marriage nationwide

WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Hearing examines engineer’s qualification as expert witness

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Genine Edwards listens as defense attorney Francis Scahill (standing), of the law firm Picciano & Scahill, seeks to qualify an expert witness during a Frye hearing before the motor vehicle accident trial Uruchima v. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers send off President Becker at annual dinner

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosted its 61st annual dinner dance to mark the end of its year and to honor its outgoing President Lisa Becker at the Vanderbilt South Beach in Staten Island on Wednesday night. … Full Article

Metropolitan College bestows honorary doctorate on Justice Hinds-Radix

Justice Sylvia Hinds-Radix is one of the most well respected jurists in Brooklyn for her long legal career. … Full Article

Hoping to build trust, NYPD details new approach to policing

New York City police officials provided the first in-depth look Tuesday at a new policing strategy they say will put more beat cops in neighborhood precincts to improve the relationship between officers and the communities they serve. … Full Article

Prosecutor filings detail fatal Akai Gurley shooting by NYPD in Brooklyn stairwell

A rookie police officer was arguing with his partner over who should call their supervisor in the chaotic moments after he'd accidentally fired his gun into a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex, and he did nothing to help when he discovered later that he'd mortally wounded an … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Jury upholds ruling in NYPD brutality trial

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Bernard Graham listens as plaintiff’s attorney Lawrence Levine (standing) delivers his summation to the jury in the police brutality trial Jones v. City of New York and the NYC Police Department. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association hosts Business Evaluation CLE

The Brooklyn Bar Association hosted a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar "An Introduction to Business Valuation: What Attorneys Need to Know," at the Bar Association on Remsen Street on Monday. … Full Article

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