Courts and Law

Senate to consider Loretta Lynch's attorney general nomination next week

WASHINGTON— Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will begin consideration of Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general next week. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s top prosecutor calls for criminal justice reforms

On Nov. 20, 2014, Akai Gurley was shot and killed by a probationary officer who was conducting a vertical patrol of the Louis Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 lawsuit on hold pending talks

A court hearing about a controversial proposal to build residential towers at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, scheduled for March 11, has been postponed for two months to allow the park’s board and litigants the opportunity to discuss the “possibility of resolving the litigation,” according to th … Full Article

EXCLUSIVE: Thompson reflects on his first year as Brooklyn DA

In 2014, Kenneth Thompson was sworn in as Brooklyn’s first African-American district attorney. One year into his term, Thompson reflects on the accomplishments and challenges of the office, the push for criminal justice reform and the future of Brooklyn’s criminal justice system. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Complex medical malpractice case requires larger courtroom

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Michelle Weston listens as plaintiff's attorney Brian Schochet (standing), solo practitioner, questions a witness during a complicated lymphoma-related medical malpractice trial that has so many participants that it had to be moved to a larger courtroom. … Full Article

Grimm’s travel request denied by judge

A federal judge has denied former Staten Island-Southwest Brooklyn Congressman Michael Grimm his request to travel to Europe for a job interview. … Full Article

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association reads to first graders on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not," Dr. Seuss once wrote in “The Lorax.” … Full Article
BK Live  3/3/15: School Suspensions

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses school discipline reform

Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma L.
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Courthouse Fashion Show closes out Black History Month

These judges took the "soul train" to work. … Full Article


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