Courts and Law

SKETCHES OF COURT: In car accident case, teenager's life expectancy set at 53 years

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Wayne Saitta resolves issues of law for opposing attorneys in an off-the-record moment outside the presence of the jury in the trial of Daniel Vega v. Caidi Zhong-Peng. … Full Article

Activists: Vote now to confirm Lynch as US attorney general

U.S. Senate leaders should immediately call for a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general, national civil rights activists urged Saturday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Law School Dean Nick Allard will lead salute to BLS icons at historic Ellis Island gala on June 11

Headliners Include Prof. Joe Crea ’47, Hon. David Dinkins ’56 and Prof. Richard Farrell ’64 … Full Article

Bring Your Kids to Work Day at Kings County Supreme Court

The Supreme Court Gender Fairness Committee hosted its annual Bring Your Child to Work Day program at the Kings County Supreme Court on Wednesday. … Full Article

SC police shooting case rekindles body camera debate

A bystander's video proved pivotal in the filing of a murder charge against a South Carolina police officer, and also rekindled a fervent national discussion about the use of body cameras by police officers.
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Legendary civil rights leader shares story, new graphic novel with Brooklyn audience

On Wednesday evening, the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch hosted civil rights icon and U.S. … Full Article

Terror plot suspect arraigned in Brooklyn court

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A terror suspect accused of raising money for a plot to have U.S. residents travel overseas to fight for ISIS has pleaded not guilty. … Full Article

Brooklyn man gets 22 years in prison for rape of teenage Gravesend girl

A 42-year-old Brooklyn man was sentenced on Tuesday to a prison term of 22 years to years to life for the 2013 rape of a young teenage girl in an apartment building basement.
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Divorce via Facebook: NY judge opens door for legal papers to be served through social media

Social media platforms -- including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn — have been a ubiquitous form of communication and networking for the past decade. In a Mar. … Full Article

4th man charged in Brooklyn over ISIS recruitment plot

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A fourth man was charged on Monday in a terrorism case accusing him of raising money for a plot to have U.S. residents travel overseas to fight for ISIS. … Full Article

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