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A Manhattan judge lamented “the law is stupid” in a startlingly sharp rebuke of sweeping criminal justice reforms on the horizon during bail hearings Wednesday. More here.

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A self-proclaimed whistleblower who sued a Staten Island judge and others, claiming persecution, will face the wrath of the New York State Court Officers Association, the union’s president told The Post. More here.

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From the Office of the President of NYSCOA. 

Several leaders of unions representing court employees said they were not consulted about a proposal to consolidate the state’s trial courts, and one longtime union president characterized recent discussions with representatives from the Office of Court Administration as “unproductive.” More here.

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Union leader claims state can't stop ICE

ALBANY — The head of the union for state court officers says New York's administrative judges have created an unenforceable rule aimed at blocking federal immigration agents from arresting undocumented immigrants in courthouses without judicial warrants. More here.

Court officers injured in scuffle with visitor at Manhattan Supreme Court

Two court officers were injured Tuesday during a skirmish with a visitor at Manhattan Supreme Court, authorities and sources told the Post.

Corey Marrant walked into the courthouse on Centre Street shortly before noon wearing a body camera, and lay on the ground of the lobby, but court officers told him he could not bring the camera inside, according to Office of Court Administration spokesman Lucian Chalfen. More from the NY Post here.

Courting trouble: Court officers break up fight in which man wielded hatchet

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Quick-acting court officers averted a potentially deadly situation Tuesday when, authorities said, they broke up a fight outside the Staten Island Courthouse in which a man wielded a hatchet.

The episode unfolded at around 1:15 p.m., said Lucian Chalfen, a spokesman for the state Office of Court Administration. More from SI Live here.