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NYT reporter by day, covering Brooklyn courts; novelist by very early day (EVERYBODY RISE, coming Aug. 18 from St. Martin's Press). sclifford@nytimes.com.

Judge Limits Restrictions on Flights to East Hampton

nytimes.com — Wearing earplugs during tennis matches. Counting helicopters as they thunder over the pricey homes on Georgica Pond on Friday afternoons. Watching renters abandon the Hamptons for Martha's Vineyard or even - unlock those jaws - upstate New York.

Former Friend Testifies as Obstruction Trial Begins for Brooklyn State Senator

nytimes.com — State Senator John L. Sampson went on trial on Wednesday in a case about political corruption in which there are no political corruption charges. Mr. Sampson, a Brooklyn Democrat, is not charged with embezzling $440,000 from state funds, as prosecutors say he did - but with engaging in an extensive cover-up.

Prosecutors Say Officer Didn’t Help Man He Shot in Brooklyn Stairwell

nytimes.com — A prosecution document unsealed on Tuesday provides the government's most detailed public account of a shooting last year of an unarmed black man by the police in a Brooklyn stairwell. The officer who fired the fatal shot, Peter Liang, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and other offenses.

New York City Settles Wrongful Conviction Case in Brooklyn for $6.25 Million

nytimes.com — Jonathan Fleming, who was cleared last year of a murder conviction after a decades-old phone receipt supporting an alibi emerged, has reached a $6.25 million settlement with New York City for his years of imprisonment. The agreement, reached on Tuesday with the office of the city comptroller, Scott M.

Tribunais dos EUA viram cortes internacionais

www1.folha.uol.com.br — Detido no Djibuti quando estava a caminho do Iêmen, vindo da Somália -longe do Reino Unido, seu país de residência-, Madhi Hashi ficou perplexo quando se descobriu preso em Manhattan. Ele admitiu ser membro do grupo militante somali Al Shabaab. No entanto, segundo documentos do tribunal, Hashi "não entendeu por que tinha sido levado aos EUA para ir a julgamento".

Growing Body of Law Allows Prosecution of Foreign Citizens on U.S. Soil

nytimes.com — Arrested in Djibouti while he was en route to Yemen from Somalia, far from his home in Britain, Madhi Hashi was baffled to find himself jailed in Manhattan. He admitted to prison officials that he was a member of the Shabab, the Somali militant group.

Judge Orders Shabaka Shakur Freed From Prison After 27 Years

nytimes.com — Shabaka Shakur's 27 years behind bars came to an official end on Thursday in State Supreme Court on Staten Island. Earlier this week, Justice Desmond A. Green had decided that Mr. Shakur, who was convicted of a 1988 double murder, should be granted a new trial, because of ineffective counsel and questions about the methods and credibility of retired Detective Louis Scarcella, who worked on the case.

Dying Fifa man: 'I took bribe from South Africa for 2010'

rdm.co.za — It was three days before Thanksgiving in 2013. In Zurich, FIFA issued a news release announcing that it was fighting match-fixing, and Sepp Blatter, FIFA's president, celebrated after a Swiss initiative to cap soccer managers' pay had failed. And in New York, where it was a brisk, dry Monday, Chuck Blazer entered a courtroom in a wheelchair.

Prosecutor Won’t Retry Man Granted New Trial in Brooklyn Double Homicide

nytimes.com — The Brooklyn district attorney will not retry or appeal the case of a man who was granted a new trial this week in a double murder for which he has served 27 years. That means the man, Shabaka Shakur, could leave prison within days.

Soccer Official Chuck Blazer Admitted Accepting Bribes for World Cup Votes

nytimes.com — A former American soccer official linked to the FIFA corruption scandal admitted that he and others on the organization's executive committee had accepted bribes for their support in the bidding to host the 1998 and 2010 World Cups, according to papers filed in the official's criminal case and released on Wednesday.
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Jul 01, 2015

Hefty 7-yr prison sentence for New York politician who tried to bribe his way onto NYC mayoral ballot: 7online.com/politics/ex-ne… by @APtomhays

Jun 30, 2015

@xoxoKellyNina @MeghanKEdmonds im missing this episode (stuck at airport) but watching vicariously through you!

Jun 30, 2015

That's a lot of judgment for a Swedish fish who appears to snorkel as a hobby. pic.twitter.com/FWT9fv5gx9

Jun 30, 2015

@CharlesFinch before you pass from this life, make it right for God, for country and for Yale. Especially for Yale.

Jun 30, 2015

With the upturned toe and crooked elbow, the Canadian walk-sign guy looks so much more purposeful than the US one. pic.twitter.com/IqOl5lsOM8

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