Courts and Law

NYPD boss pitches amnesty idea to clear 1.2 million warrants

Sheila Beasley was struggling to clean up after her beloved Rottweiler, Rocky, on a Bronx sidewalk on a December day in 2008 when she briefly put his leash down — a move spotted by a nearby plainclothes police officer who promptly wrote her a summons for having an unleashed dog. … Full Article
BK Live 5.12.15: MTA Ban

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses the MTA voting to ban political ads

Late last month, the MTA voted to ban all political ads from city bus and subways. The policy was prompted by a Manhattan judge's decision that had allowed a series of political ads to run on MTA billboards attacking the Islamic faith.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bar Association holds annual meeting, celebrates honorees

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) held its annual meeting and awards ceremony last Monday in the auditorium of the association’s Brooklyn Heights home on Remsen Street.   … Full Article

Top Court: NY drug law revisions also apply to parolees

The 2009 revisions in the tough Rockefeller-era drug laws also apply to parolees, who can seek shorter sentences, New York's highest court ruled Thursday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Brooklyn defendants found fully liable in SoHo rear-end collision case

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Debra Silber and attorneys listen as court reporter Esther Spielman complies with the jury's request for a read-back of testimony in the motor vehicle accident trial Jenuz Radoncic, Mensur Kukaj & Kreshnik Kukaj v. … Full Article

Schumer makes recommendation for Brooklyn U.S. Attorney

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-Brooklyn) has selected a nominee for U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York to replace Loretta Lynch, who left the post following her confirmation as U.S. attorney general. … Full Article

NY judge sentences ex-producer for Houston, Kenny G in Ponzi case

A former music producer who helped launch acts like Kenny G and Whitney Houston was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years behind bars for duping investors out of millions by claiming he had ties to West African diamond mines. … Full Article

NYS chief judge set to retire, commission seeks candidates for post

The New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination this week announced that it is seeking recommendations and applications of people who may be qualified to serve as chief judge of the state’s highest court, the Court of Appeals of the State of New York, as well as chief judge of the stat … Full Article

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