New York’s top court on Tuesday blocked efforts to shine a light on the records of cops who misbehave on duty. New York’s State Civil Rights Law has a section ( 50-a ) that broadly seals the personnel records of police, corrections officers, and firefighters, even in cases of misconduct.
On October 4, Judge Susan Bolton will hold a hearing to consider former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s request that she vacate his conviction for criminal contempt now that President Trump has issued what many have described as a regrettable but valid pardon.
There is an interesting torts case out of Dallas where a couple was sued by a photographer after they trashed the photographer in the media for withholding their wedding album over $125 that the studio insisted had to be paid. The story was immediately gobbled up by the media and the studio lost business and eventually closed.