Criminal Charges “Not Appropriate” Against NYPD Commissioner’s Son, Says District Attorney’s Office

Greg Kelly, the son of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly and a television anchor for Good Day New York, will not be charged with the rape of a 28 year old woman after an investigation by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. The NYPD elected to have the DA’s office, led by Cyrus Vance, investigate...
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California Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Reversed by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Proposition 8, the voter-approved referendum banning gay marriage in California, was recently ruled to be unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Proposition 8 was passed in California in 2008 with 52% of the vote. In 2010, Federal District Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled that preventin...
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New York Attorney General Sues Banking Giants Over Fraudulent Foreclosures

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit in a Brooklyn Supreme Court alleging that banking giants Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo created and maintained a mortgage database and then used that information to institute defective foreclosure proceedings against home...
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Pilot “Adolescent Diversion Parts” Provide Leniency to Minor Defendants

 In the State of New York, minors as young as 16 years of age are prosecuted in adult criminal court, rather than in family court, for non-violent offenses, including vandalism and shoplifting. However, as the New York Law Journal reports, courts across the state have begun to implement a pilot pro...
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