For the Bronx criminal justice system, change is coming as new District Attorney Darcel Clark begins to implement her reform ideas, but observers said the hard part will be in seeing that they take root.
Law firm revenue is up in the first six months of the year, but not because of much increase in demand.
A Brooklyn appeals court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted in 2013 of various sex crimes and burglary after the trial judge in his case improperly handled a jury note.
New York City Councilman Rory Lancman is calling for a Justice Department investigation into the bail system in the city, citing thousands of indigent defendants languishing in Rikers Island because they can't pay $500 or $1,000 in bail money.
[wsj-responsive-image P="https://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-ZE376_1mccut_G_20131006144323.jpg" J="https://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-ZE376_1mccut_G_20131006144323.jpg" M="https://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-ZE376_1mccut_G_20131006144323.jpg" caption="" credit="Getty Images" placement="Inline" suppressEnlarge="false" ignorerespwidth="553" ignorerespheight="369" ] A federal appeals court struck down Kentucky restrictions on judicial candidates on Wednesday, saying they stifled speech protected by the First Amendment. The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, considering a challenge to Kentucky’s Code of Judicial Conduct, invalidated prohibitions on campaigning as […]
In his Franchising column, David J. Kaufmann offers a critique of a "Voluntary Agreement" the franchisor of Subway restaurants entered with the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division under which Subway pledged to take steps to ensure that its franchisees comply with wage-and-hour laws. The steps it pledges to take, writes Kaufmann, are the type of activity deemed by the NLRB as rendering franchisors the "joint employers" of their franchisees' employees, specifically in the pending case launched against McDonald's Corporation two years ago.
Tenant's Security Deposit Claim Dismissed; Landlord Entitled to Re-Letting Damages