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WNYC News

Possible Immigration Loophole Found in Queens Family Court

Friday, March 20, 2015

Some judges in the Queens Family Court system don't feel they can challenge tales of abuse.

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Schoolbook

Teen Accused of Killing Classmate Appears in Family Court

Monday, July 07, 2014

The Bronx 14-year-old's case is likely to proceed quickly now because of his age.

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WNYC News

Border Kids Fill Courts

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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The waves of unaccompanied immigrant children flooding across the Southwest border are lapping at our courthouse doors. These children, mainly from Central America, seek green cards under a special visa program — and often get them. 

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WNYC News

Teen Who Stabbed Classmate Is Indicted for Manslaughter

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Noel Estevez has been charged with second degree manslaughter instead of murder. The lesser offense means he will no longer be charged as an adult and his case will be moved to family court.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Law

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Margaret Klaw, founding partner of family law firm Berner Klaw & Watson in Philadelphia, PA, and the author of Keeping It Civil: The Case of the Pre-nup and the Porsche & Other True Accounts from the Files of a Family Lawyer (Algonquin Books, 2013) talks about her practice and what can be gleaned about social issues from their intersection with the law.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NJ Alimony Reform; Nocera on Guns; Food and Family; Ask a Bioethicist

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As New Jersey legislators weigh an end to permanent spousal support, Laura Morgan of Family Law Consulting explains the role of alimony in modern divorce -- and takes your calls on whether or not it's time for reform. Plus: Joe Nocera on Mayor Bloomberg's new ad campaign pushing for gun control; March's "Ask a Bioethicist" series concludes with a look at neuroscience and bad behavior; and a new book of essays explores the connection between food and family.

WNYC News

Chief Judge: NY Should Send More Teenage Offenders to Family Court

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New York State's chief judge said the state should no longer try 16- and 17-year olds as adults in criminal courts if they are charged with less serious crimes.

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