Courts and Law

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says his office will not pursue the death penalty against three suspected gang members accused of a gruesome murder in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Washington listens when Brooklyn Law dean speaks about 2016 Democratic Convention

Most members of the city legal community know that Brooklyn Law School (BLS) Dean Nick Allard came onto the scene a few years ago to help BLS deal with the myriad problems that have dogged the legal profession for the past several years. … Full Article

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses new Brooklyn Hate Crimes Unit

Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma Miller hosted BK Live late last week with Steven Thrasher of The Guardian to discuss Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson's new Hate Crime Unit. The nearly 18-minute discussion also delves into civil rights. Here's the video: … Full Article

LICH nurses taking SUNY back to court in Brooklyn

Nurses and other staffers at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) are taking the State University of New York (SUNY) back to state Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Wednesday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Tech teacher indicted for sexting obscene selfies to student

A math and physics teacher at Brooklyn Tech High School in Fort Greene – one of the city’s most selective schools -- was arrested on Tuesday for sexting “disgusting” photos of his genitals to a 16-year-old female student. … Full Article

Will candidate Szochet’s pro bono work give her edge in judicial race?

Few attorneys have given as much of their time and talent toward providing much-needed legal pro bono services and professional leadership as has barrister Diana Szochet, who is currently an assistant deputy chief Appellate Court attorney in the Second Appellate Division. … Full Article

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

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