Courts and Law

Zephyr Teachout remains on ballot

After an unexpected legal battle on the issue of residency, Brooklyn resident and Democrat challenger for New York state governor has been allowed to remain on the Sept. 9 primary ballot.  … Full Article

84th precinct's top cop is moving on to Bushwick

The 84th Precinct's top cop is stepping down. As of Monday morning, NYPD Captain Maximo Tolentino is no longer in charge of the 84th Precinct. He will be the new Commanding Officer of the 83rd Precinct in Bushwick. … Full Article

Kings Columbians start fall season with evidence expert professor Farrell

The Kings County Columbian Lawyers Association will get an early start on its fall agenda Sept. … Full Article

U.S., New York State announce agreement to filter NYC water supply

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle has learned that the United States and New York state have reached agreement with New York City to modify the Consent Decree entered in November 1998, which required the city to construct a filtration plant for its Croton drinking water supply. … Full Article

Brooklyn attorneys eye immigration 'surge docket' to help unaccompanied minors

Images of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border for safer lands has been a common theme for many southwestern states this summer. But as the number of minor immigrants rises, states farther east are being called on to assist in bearing the load. … Full Article

Brooklyn Eagle legal editor discussed Right To Record

Right To Record has become one of the biggest hot-button issues in the city, state and even the country after the NYPD Eric Garner chokehold death caught on video. … Full Article

Right to Record: Recent local events lead to declaration of right, calls for reform

On July 17, a cell phone video surfaced showing a number of police officers surrounding Eric Garner on a sidewalk in Staten Island. The officers are seen and heard questioning Garner about selling illegal cigarettes. … Full Article

New hope for incarcerated Brooklyn man

A Brooklyn man incarcerated for robbery and felony murder has renewed hope in a chance at parole after a former prosecutor submitted a letter in support of his release. … Full Article


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