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A Queens judge claims that he was struck by a police officer during an incident in June 2012. (Credit CBS 2)

Judge Prepares To Take On NYPD, Queens D.A. In Court

Raffaele said that he usually holds the department in high regard but saw another side of the NYPD in June 2012, when officers allegedly roughed up a homeless man during an arrest.

10/31/2013

Pedro Hernandez in court on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Attorney Asks For Release Of Etan Patz Murder Suspect

An attorney said Wednesday that the man who accused of killing a 6-year-old boy who vanished in 1979 should be released because it is taking too long to get to trial.

10/02/2013

Poker (credit: Clip Art)

Court: Pro Poker Player Can Play In Legal Games While Awaiting Sentencing

Lawyers for the pro players have argued their clients make a legitimate living playing poker. They say the players should be able to pursue their careers until the case is resolved _ and a judge has agreed.

09/14/2013

Chad Johnson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Chad Johnson Gets 30 Days In Jail; Plea Deal Falls Apart After Butt Pat

Broward Judge Kathleen McHugh said Johnson wasn’t taking things seriously enough, even after he apologized.

06/10/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Christie: Let Judges Deny Bail To Repeat Violent Offenders

The governor’s proposed constitutional amendment would put New Jersey’s bail laws in line with the federal system.

02/14/2012

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Judge Rules Against ‘Occupy The Courts’ Protest Outside Federal Court In NYC

The judge made the decision citing security concerns even beyond worries about its potential as a terrorism target.

01/19/2012

Generic Handgun File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Bans Release Of Documents In Lawsuit Over Police Shooting Of College Football Player

A federal grand jury cleared a Pleasantville, N.Y., police officer of wrongdoing.

12/24/2011

Generic Firefighter File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Denies NYC Request To Delay Firefighter Entrance Exams

The exam has been subject to judicial oversight since it was determined past exams had been unfair to minority candidates.

10/27/2011

NY Bar Association Says Salary Hikes For State Judges Are Too Small

“During the past 12 years, the cost of living increased by 40 percent, eroding judicial salaries,” said Vincent E. Doyle III, president of the lawyers’ group. Yet “judges’ salaries will have risen 27 percent over a 15-year period, far less than the projected inflation rate.”

08/27/2011

NY Supreme Court Judges To See First Pay Raise Since ’99

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said in an interview that it’s a good compromise in hard economic times.

08/26/2011

Judge Rejects Claim Of Discrimination At Bloomberg Company

The judge said the EEOC supported its claim of a pervasive bias with no statistical evidence of discrimination and about 10 statements from four or five managers or executives in a company of 10,000 employees, 603 of whom took maternity leave during a six-year span covered by the lawsuit.

08/17/2011

Generic Hospital Bed File Photo (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Blocks Law For Disclosure At Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The law would have required such centers to detail whether they provided abortions or emergency contraception, and whether they had a licensed medical provider on-site. The law was to go into effect on Thursday.

07/14/2011

belly dancing

Belly Dancing Sinks S.I. Woman’s Disability Claim

A Staten Island woman who was getting $850 a month in alimony because she was supposedly disabled and unable to work had to give the payments up after her ex-husband spotted photos of her belly dancing on the Internet.

04/16/2011

Rescue workers dig in the wreckage of the World Trade Center in New York City, two days after the Islamic terror attacks. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Hearing Set For Lone Sept 11 Wrongful Death Trial

Federal Judge Alvin Hellerstein was to conduct the two-day hearing Friday and Monday after concluding pre-trial work is in “substantial disarray.”

02/25/2011

Courtroom sketch of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (credit: CBS 2)

Life Sentence For Gitmo Detainee In Embassy Plot

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan sentenced Ahmed Ghailani to life, calling the attacks “horrific.” He also ordered Ghailani to pay $33 million in restitution.

01/25/2011

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