Courts and Law


Queens-born sculptor featured in Brooklyn Federal Courthouse

The Federal Courthouse in Downtown Brooklyn is a giant fortress that most people recognize as a building to report to for jury duty, or because it houses many high-profile trials. … Full Article

Justice and equality in the time of Ferguson and Pink Houses shootings

After the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Missouri, that white police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, the community, politicians and celebrities alike demanded justice in the wake of the Brown case.  … Full Article

U.S. Supreme Court Justice celebrates Brooklyn portrait unveiling

A packed Brooklyn federal courtroom welcomed an esteemed visitor as a new judicial portrait was unveiled for placement on the courthouse walls. … Full Article

Brooklyn pharmacists face Medicaid fraud charges

Seven owners and employees at three Brooklyn pharmacies face charges that they participated in a $5 million Medicaid fraud scheme. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the indictments Monday. … Full Article

Judge orders Park Slope assisted living facility service restored as case winds through court

On Monday, a contempt hearing against a Park Slope assisted living facility’s owner was pushed back until after the holidays by a Brooklyn judge. The owner has allegedly been cutting back on services to seniors in an attempt to deliver an empty building to developers. … Full Article

Examiner rules Brooklyn police shooting a homicide

Politicians were meeting with prosecutors Monday following the New York City medical examiner's ruling that the police killing of an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell was a homicide. … Full Article

Brooklyn officials, legal experts weigh in on Obama’s immigration order

President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a battle over its legality. … Full Article

Leslie Lewis: Leaving behind a legacy of safe streets

A little less than 20 years ago, Leslie Lewis was standing with a police sergeant on the corner of Wyckoff and Bond streets in Brooklyn when a young woman approached them. She mentioned that she was thinking about moving to the area and asked how safe it was. … Full Article

2nd Judicial District Court employees honored at Brooklyn courthouse

Several employees of the New York state court system were honored on Wednesday for their commitment to excellence in public service.  … Full Article


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