North Country Town Court Justice Resigns in Wake of Posting Photo of Noose on Facebook | New York Law Journal

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A town justice in New York state’s North Country has resigned after he was found to have posted an image of a noose on social media with a caption that read, in capital letters: “If we want to make America great again, we will have to make evil people fear punishment again.”

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced Tuesday that the justice resigned while under formal disciplinary charges.

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Conducting a Managerial Audit   – Blumberg Blog

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Audits have been used since ancient times to protect assets and assure financial reports. During the 1900’s, the use of audits expanded to reviews of management practices. Managerial audits help organizations avoid malpractice by assessing procedures and processes. Law firms of all sizes can use managerial audits to implement best practices in the office and the courtroom. Read on to learn more about managerial audits and resources for conducting one at your firm.

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Advanced Financial & Health Directives for Service Members–NYSBA

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Webinar

This program will discuss civilian and military power of attorney forms and procedures and health care proxy/living will forms.  The differences in non-military and military forms to assist your deployment will also be discussed.

1.0 MCLE Credit: 1.0 Areas of Professional Practice

NYSBA Member Price: $50 | Non-Member: $100

Learn More and/or register online.

Sponsored by the Committee on Veterans and the Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the New York State Bar Association.

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Kathleen Plog
New York State Bar Association
kplog@nysba.org (518) 487-5681
Albany, NY

Tesla’s Sentry Mode Watched A Fistfight Go Down In DC | CleanTechnica

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Tesla’s Sentry Mode watched a fistfight go down in DC a few days ago. In the video posted on YouTube by Adeel Chohan, two guys wearing DCG tee shirts come from around the corner at a fast pace and then break out into a bouncy fistfight that has them jumping back and forth.

 
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People seem to forget that there are cameras everywhere. Somewhere, someone is watching. In this case, it was a Tesla with Sentry Mode activated. One thing we can all learn from this is that Teslas make great eyewitnesses to all aspects of life.

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UPDATE: State high court sides with Rachael Rollins in spat over parade arrests | Boston.com

UPDATE:  BOSTON (AP) 
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By The Boston Globe updated at 2:53 PM
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts’ highest court has sided with Boston’s district attorney in a dispute over the prosecution of counterprotesters arrested during a ”straight pride” parade in Boston on Labor Day weekend.
A state Supreme Judicial Court justice ruled Monday that Boston Municipal Court Judge Richard Sinnott had ”no authority” to force Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins’s office to prosecute a counterprotester arrested at the parade.
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Vaccination Requirements applicable to All Students–Office of Special Education Listserv Memo 9-9-2019

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  • Public Health Law §2164, as amended by Chapter 35 of the Laws of 2019, ended the non-medical immunization exemption and prohibits a school from permitting any child to be admitted to such school, or to attend such school, in excess of 14 days without sufficient evidence that the child has received all age appropriate required vaccinations; with limited exceptions as described below.
  • For year round programs, the 14 day clock started on June 14.   For students who were enrolled in summer school or an extended year program, the first day of summer school is when the 14-day window started.  For all other students attending school in the Fall, the 14-day window starts with the first day of school in September.
  • A student who did not attend summer school or an extended school year program is permitted to attend school in the fall for 14 days without proof of immunizations. However if by day 14 they have not provided proof of having received the first dose in each vaccinations series, such student must be excluded beginning on day 15; except as otherwise described below.
  • The 14 days may be extended where the student is transferring from out of state or from another country and can show a good faith effort to get the necessary evidence or where the parent, guardian or any other person in parental relationship can demonstrate that a child has received the first age-appropriate dose in each immunization series and that they have age appropriate scheduled appointments for follow-up doses to complete the immunization series in accordance with the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 through 18.
  • A student with a valid medical exemption may attend the school.

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Albany starting to grapple with facial recognition technology | Newsday

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ALBANY — A western New York school district’s bid to become the first to install facial recognition technology in its building hallways has sparked a state review and calls to either place a moratorium on such technology or ban it outright.

It’s the latest installment of the growing battle over facial recognition technology in Albany — a clash occurring in cities, towns and state legislatures around the nation as the surveillance machinery develops.

“Privacy, data protection and surveillance, in all its forms, are issues the state needs to take up,” said Sen. Brian Kavanagh (D-Manhattan), co-sponsor of a bill to put a moratorium on schools’ use of the technology. “It’s long overdue.”

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