Court http://wshu.org en Skakel released from prison after more than 11 years http://wshu.org/post/skakel-released-prison-after-more-11-years <p>Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel walked out of the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford Thursday after posting a $1.2 million bail. A judge granted bail after his 2002 murder conviction was thrown out.&nbsp;WSHU’s Kaomi Goetz attended the hearing and has more.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:40:28 +0000 Kaomi Goetz 8757 at http://wshu.org Skakel released from prison after more than 11 years MTA tax upheld. For now. http://wshu.org/post/mta-tax-upheld-now <p></p><p>The tax, much reviled on Long Island, has been subsidizing the regional transit network by taking 34 cents for every $100 dollars businesses and governments pay in salaries. &nbsp;On Thursday New York&#39;s top court dismissed a lawsuit that claimed the tax was unconstitutional, but the story isn&#39;t over yet. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:23:40 +0000 Charles Lane 6555 at http://wshu.org MTA tax upheld. For now. Referendum aims for more (and older) judges http://wshu.org/post/referendum-aims-more-and-older-judges <p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 01:46:48 +0000 Charles Lane 6428 at http://wshu.org Referendum aims for more (and older) judges Courts make case for more civil legal aid http://wshu.org/post/courts-make-case-more-civil-legal-aid <p></p><p>New York’s top judge is holding hearings this week on the benefit of providing civil legal services to the poor. &nbsp;A US Supreme Court case guaranteed legal counsel to people accused of crimes, but that same right is not given to people going through civil court. &nbsp;New York courts are trying to change that. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 02:35:22 +0000 Charles Lane 5456 at http://wshu.org Courts make case for more civil legal aid Rules boosting pro bono work postponed http://wshu.org/post/rules-boosting-pro-bono-work-postponed <p>New York's chief judge is postponing the implementation of new rules designed to boost the amount of pro bono work lawyers do in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>This comes amidst an outcry from the state's bar association that the new rules are an invasion of privacy.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:59:03 +0000 Charles Lane 5219 at http://wshu.org Rules boosting pro bono work postponed