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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

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

Bar Association recognizes the Brooklyn Judiciary; Event a ‘fantastic success’

The Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) hosted its annual Judiciary Night this past week. The well-attended event featured newly elected and appointed federal, state and city judiciary members, as well as the supervising and administrative judges of each court and bar leaders. … Full Article

Wannabe rapper gets life in prison in Brooklyn murder case

A reputed street gang leader who sought to convince a jury that amateur music videos featuring him rhyming about carrying guns and spilling the blood of rivals were pure fiction was sentenced Thursday to life in prison.
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Brooklyn again plays host to high-profile terrorism cases

On Thursday, in two separate cases, three American citizens were arraigned in Brooklyn federal court on terror-related charges. … Full Article

KCCBA Annual Dinner called ‘most successful ever’

If you examine all of the tall buildings around Borough Hall, it becomes clear that the primary industry downtown is the administration of justice. … Full Article
BK Live 3/31/15: NYPD & Social Media

VIDEO: Eagle legal editor discusses the NYPD tracking social media

Since at least 2011, the NYPD has had an official policy of monitoring and tracking individuals via social media, with some of these monitoring efforts even leading to arrests. … Full Article

Brooklyn defendant demands access to evidence buried under Sandy debris

A Brooklyn defendant seeking release from prison has petitioned a federal court for access to evidence that he says is buried in a Red Hook evidence warehouse underneath Superstorm Sandy debris. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: $1.5M damage award granted in Cyclone roller coaster injury suit

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Kathy King listens while the unified trial of Paula Noone v. City of New York, Astroland Kiddie Park Inc. and Cycle Coasters, Inc. unfolds in Kings County Civil Term.  … Full Article

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