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Debate Over Cheektowaga Sex Offender Law

Debate Over Cheektowaga Sex Offender Law

05/03/2017  |  Comments Off on Debate Over Cheektowaga Sex Offender Law

The Cheektowaga Town Council held a hearing concerning repealing the town's sex offender law, which is more restrictive than the... more

11/11/2016  |  Comments Off on

On November 3, a Manhattan judge upheld New York's ban on ballot selfies. I spoke to WGRZ's Scott Levin about... more

Federal Judge Rules Cell Phone Spying Without Warrant Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Rules Cell Phone Spying Without Warrant Unconstitutional

07/14/2016  |  Comments Off on Federal Judge Rules Cell Phone Spying Without Warrant Unconstitutional

A Manhattan federal judge has ruled that it is unconstitutional for police to use cell phone tracking equipment without a... more

Republican Political Activist Pleads Not Guilty to Voter Fraud

Republican Political Activist Pleads Not Guilty to Voter Fraud

06/16/2016  |  Comments Off on Republican Political Activist Pleads Not Guilty to Voter Fraud

Rus Thompson, a Tea Party Republican activist, has pleaded not guilty to five felony counts of violation of election law.... more

Digital Privacy Loophole in Federal Law

Digital Privacy Loophole in Federal Law

05/13/2016  |  Comments Off on Digital Privacy Loophole in Federal Law

Most people are aware that law enforcement needs a search warrant to obtain physical property inside your house, such as... more

Difficulties Doing Business in Buffalo

Difficulties Doing Business in Buffalo

03/09/2016  |  Comments Off on Difficulties Doing Business in Buffalo

As the city of Buffalo continues to grow and new businesses open, some businesses are experiencing problems in their attempts... more

Smoking Ban to be Implemented in All BMHA Apartments

Smoking Ban to be Implemented in All BMHA Apartments

01/25/2016  |  Comments Off on Smoking Ban to be Implemented in All BMHA Apartments

Buffalo Municipal Housing is scheduled to start a soft implementation of its new smoke-free policy in July of this year... more

Report Finds Former State Assemblyman Breached Public Trust

Report Finds Former State Assemblyman Breached Public Trust

12/31/2015  |  Comments Off on Report Finds Former State Assemblyman Breached Public Trust

The New York Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) released a report on Wednesday concerning former New York State Assemblyman... more

The Upstate/Downstate Divide

The Upstate/Downstate Divide

10/01/2015  |  Comments Off on The Upstate/Downstate Divide

A collection of gun rights groups, pro-fracking advocates and other activists will rally Sunday in a small town near Binghamton. ... more

Will Sheriff’s Use of Cell Phone Spying Lead to Reopened Criminal Cases?

Will Sheriff’s Use of Cell Phone Spying Lead to Reopened Criminal Cases?

03/18/2015  |  Comments Off on Will Sheriff’s Use of Cell Phone Spying Lead to Reopened Criminal Cases?

A New York State Supreme Court ruling is requiring the Erie County Sheriff’s Office to turn over documents related to... more