Courts and Law

Vote to confirm Loretta Lynch further delayed

WASHINGTON — A Senate stalemate over legislation to combat human trafficking deepened Thursday, almost certainly delaying a confirmation vote on the president's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, until mid-April. … Full Article
BK Live 3/17/15: Rap Sheet Errors

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses Brooklyn rap sheet errors

Thousands of New Yorkers are caught in what is being referred to as the “rap sheet trap,” uncorrected errors on records of arrests and prosecutions. … Full Article

Brooklyn man sentenced to 47 years to life in prison for quadruple gang-related shooting

A Brooklyn judge has sentenced a 21-year-old man to a lengthy prison term for causing the death of one and injury to three others during a basketball tournament at a public housing complex. … Full Article

Brooklyn gang leader, two members convicted on three counts of murder

A Brooklyn federal jury found three members of a violent street gang, the Folk Nation Gang, guilty of committing three murders in furtherance of gang activity, racketeering and other related charges. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: On sole issue of extent of damages, Brooklyn jury awards $225K for past and future pain

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Arthur Schack listens as Bret I. Myerson (standing), of the law firm Harmon, Linder & Rogowsky, addresses the jury during a direct examination of the plaintiff (seated) in the summary jury motor vehicle accident trial of Nelson Tam v. … Full Article

Brooklyn Appellate Court to hear appeal in case where ex-judge admitted race bias

A Brooklyn Appellate Court judge has granted a certificate of appeal allowing a criminal defendant the opportunity to appeal his conviction after the original judge admitted a race-based bias against the defendant during his trial. … Full Article

84th Precinct’s Cop of the Month honored for saving a life

The 84th Precinct Community Council named its first Cop of the Month of the year on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Terrorism suspect who planned to join ISIS will plead not guilty, lawyer says

A U.S. Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join ISIS will plead not guilty to terrorism charges, his attorney said. … Full Article

Brooklyn NYPD auxiliary officer charged with hacking FBI database, NYPD computers

Brooklyn federal court unsealed Tuesday a criminal complaint charging Yehuda Katz, an NYPD auxiliary deputy inspector, with executing a scheme to hack into a restricted NYPD computer and other sensitive law enforcement databases. … Full Article

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