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WASHINGTON— As attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, preventing cyberattacks and dealing with police and race — issues str … Full Article

De Blasio: Clearing court backlog will shrink NYC jail census

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says fixing bureaucratic backlogs in the courts will reduce the number of people locked up in the troubled Rikers Island jail complex. … Full Article

5 board members of Brooklyn charities sued for wrongful real estate sale, misappropriation of funds

An attempted sale of two Brooklyn townhouses may have constituted an illegal real estate transaction. … Full Article

25 years to life in prison for fatal crash that left Brooklyn couple, premature infant dead

Julio Acevedo, 46, of Brooklyn, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Williamsburg in 2013 that left a young couple and their premature infant dead. … Full Article

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.
 … Full Article

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

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