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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

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

Bankruptcy law featured in Brooklyn Bar Association’s fall agenda

Recently, we received a phone call from a worried parent whose concern was that a school in which his son was about to enroll — at substantial expense — had “gone bankrupt.” He learned of this dire prospect, he said, “on the Internet.” … Full Article

Trump stopped from challenging Coney Island tenant rent reduction

A Brooklyn judge has stopped the real estate magnate Donald Trump from challenging a rent reduction order for tenants in the Coney Island complex Trump Village Apartments.  … Full Article

Felix Ortiz opens Brooklyn legal help center

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (right) is joined by staffers (left to right) Cristian Guevara, Louis H. … Full Article

VIDEO: Brooklyn DA Thompson discusses borough's pot policies

Marijuana use and how law enforcement is handling it has become a hot-button issue around the country. Medical marijuana use has been passed in a very limited number of circumstances here in New York and is already legalized in Washington and Colorado. … Full Article

Howe’s ‘Summer Stroll’ on Third Ave. envy of other neighborhoods

Thousands of “strollers” from various neighborhoods — including Bensonhurst, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Williamsburg — descended upon Third Avenue in Bay Ridge on Fridays, July 18 and 25, for what has become the city’s most popular “Summer Stroll” event. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Man survives subway fall, sues for damages

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Arthur M. Schack listens as Mark Yagerman (standing, right), trial counsel to defense attorney Wallace D. Gossett, conducts a direct examination of a witness in the case of Johnny Searcy v. NYCTA & MTA last week in Kings County Civil Term. … Full Article

Brooklyn principal arrested on drug charges

A Brooklyn elementary school principal has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum-security upstate prison.  Sadie Silver, principal at P.S. 28 Warren Prep Academy, allegedly attempted to smuggle heroin and prescription drugs into Coxsackie Correctional Facility. … Full Article

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