New York’s Top Court Shields Police Misconduct Records From Public View

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.

Source: New York’s Top Court Shields Police Misconduct Records From Public View

Judge Bolton Should Let Someone Make the Argument Against Vacating Joe Arpaio’s Conviction

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.

Source: Judge Bolton Should Let Someone Make the Argument Against Vacating Joe Arpaio’s Conviction

Texas Couple Trashes Wedding Photographer For $125 Fee . . . Texas Jury Orders Them To Pay $1 Million For Defamation

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.

Source: Texas Couple Trashes Wedding Photographer For $125 Fee . . . Texas Jury Orders Them To Pay $1 Million For Defamation