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The District Attorney From An ‘Anarchist Jurisdiction’ with Michael Schmidt | Gold/Fox: Non-Billable

Michael Schmidt, the newly elected district attorney for Portland, Oregon joins the show to talk about, his path to the law, growing up in upstate New York, and what it's like being deemed an 'Anarchist Jurisdiction' by the Department of Justice within the first few months on the job.
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New York State Bar Association President Scott Karson Calls Cuts to Judiciary Budget a Grave Concern

This budget cut is a matter of grave concern to the New York State Bar Association because it will inevitably create hardship for litigants and delay the administration of justice.
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NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith Doesn’t Stick To Sports

With reports of an outbreak with the Tennessee Titans, the testing protocols and contact tracing program are now under the microscope. During his interview with Miranda Warnings host David Miranda, a former NYSBA president, Smith says the protocols the NFLPA put in place for its contact tracing program are firmly grounded in science and the best public health practices for…
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NYSBA Task Force on Racial Injustice and Police Reform Holds Second Hearing Today

The New York State Bar Association Task Force on Racial Injustice and Police Reform will hold its second of three public forums from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. today. The second forum focuses on the often circuitous and complex criminal justice process that must be navigated by alleged offenders. The panelists bring a wealth of … Continued
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Daily Coronavirus Update: Gov. Cuts Judiciary Budget By $300 Million

Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks issued a memo today to the state’s administrative judges informing them that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has exercised his emergency powers granted to him by the Legislature by cutting the Judiciary budget 10 percent, or approximately $300 million. Marks said the cut has prompted them to implement “a range of … Continued
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Coops, Condos and COVID-19

For condominiums, cooperatives and homeowner’s associations, the novel coronavirus has presented myriad legal issues. However, dealing with COVID-19 has provided one benefit. There is now an opportunity to develop a blueprint for condominiums and cooperatives to follow when, and if, the next similar crisis occurs. It is therefore incumbent upon the practitioner to set forth … Continued
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Annual Review of New Criminal Justice Legislation

Bail Reform: New York’s Legislative Labyrinth

Holistically, the legislation was intended to eliminate pre-trial detention of persons unable to afford modest bail for offenses that will eventually be resolved in non-incarceratory (e.g., probation, community service, rehabilitation programs or fines) or negligible jail sentences because extended incarceration jeopardizes employment, housing and other life circumstances
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Presidential Recount 2020 – Déjà Vu All Over Again?

In anticipating what could go wrong in a 2020 presidential recount, the lessons of the 2000 Florida presidential recount are a good place to start.
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What if the Election Day Presidential Loser Says He’s Won?

The Constitution is very specific about the transfer of powers. After Election Day, our electoral system specifies that the electors of each state cast their vote for a presidential candidate. The winner is then sworn into office at noon on January 20th.
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State Court System To Begin Virtual Bench Trials, Residential Eviction Moratorium Extended

Good afternoon Members, In her weekly update today, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore said the state court system will begin a limited number of virtual bench trials and hearings tomorrow in matrimonial matters in the Supreme Court in Kings, New York, Richmond, Westchester and Ontario Counties. The virtual trials and hearings will be conducted using the … Continued
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