The Blackfeet Nation has entered into a ground-breaking agreement with neighboring Glacier County for fully reciprocal cross-deputization, a law enforcement pact that both parties called unprecedented. “This is truly a historic document,” Tribal Attorney Sandra Watts told the Blackfeet Business Council. “It goes beyond anything else in the nation. InRead More →

Last week in Noghrey v Town of Brookhaven, 2008 NY Slip Op 01314 the Second Department ordered a new trial in case where the plaintiff claimed that the Town’s rezoning constituted an unconstitutional taking of his property. A jury had found in favor of the plaintiff, the but Second DepartmentRead More →

It isn’t often that elderly people get hauled into court and have to defend themselves against criminal charges, and thus, invoke their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. But there is another situation in which grandma’s liberty may be stake and where she may want to keep quite in court proceedings.Read More →