David Bookstaver


Witnesses: Bedbugs Seen Jumping Off Man In Manhattan Criminal Court

They check you for guns and drugs when you walk into the courthouse in lower Manhattan, but apparently not for bedbugs.


Dominique Strauss-Kahn (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Judge Expected To Rule On Suit Against Dominique Strauss-Kahn By Friday

A New York City judge is expected to rule by the end of the week on whether to throw out a hotel maid’s lawsuit claiming that Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her.


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NY Chief Judge ‘Disturbed’ By Report Claiming Public Barred From Family Courts

A reports show that a 1997 order opening family court proceedings to the public is being disregarded around much of the city.


Conviction Tossed After Judge Calls Lawyer “Clown”

An appeals court has thrown out a robbery conviction because a New York judge called a defense lawyer “a clown” and “silly” in front of the jury.