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“Act Like a Drug Dealer” NY Times Reporters Attend Legal Seminars

Posted by pbsweeney on September 13, 2006

Michael Calderone in the Observer has an eye opening story in his Off the Record column about how the NY Times legal team and various consultants are formulating strategies to help protect journalists in their wrangling with federal investigations and subpoenas. The hope is that reporters will not end up languishing behind bars like Judith Miller during her contretemps with Patrick Fitzgerald, by simply using a little commmon sense, and simple tools like disposable cell phones.

Love to be a fly on the wall in one of these legal seminars given to staff at W. 43rd Street headquarters by Times lawyers George Freeman and David McCraw. Read the entire story here.


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Tuesday Sept. 12 Is Primary Day in New York

Posted by pbsweeney on September 10, 2006

The Daily Detail urges readers to vote on Tuesday as Democrats, Republicans & the Working Families Party prepare for the November elections.

In the gubernatorial race, Democrats will choose between New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi. Senator Hillary rodham Clinton faces challenger Jonathan B. Tasini. Four candidates are vying for Mr. Spitzer’s job; Sean Patrick Maloney, Andrew Cuomo, Mark Green, and Charles King (Mr. King has dropped out but his name will still appear on the ballot).

Republicans voting for a gubernatorial candidate will choose between K.T. McFarland and John Spencer.

The Working Families Party is hoping for a county clerk nomination with either Vivian Viloria-Fisher or Charles Pohanka III, while Daniel Calabro and Michael Abatangelo are running for Committee membership.

Regular polling places will be open between the hours of 6 a.m. & 9 p.m.

The Daily Detail officially endorses Eliot Spitzer (we can’t wait to watch him shake up State Government with his trademark zeal), Senator Clinton (we liked watching her dress down Rummy and look forward to more of this new, less moderate style), and Sean Patrick Maloney (he’s a young fresh face full of enthusiasm and committment to the job and he carries none of the heavy baggage of Mr. Cuomo, or the unsavory campaigning of Mr. Green).

So Go Vote!!!

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Welcome to Hamptons Legal & The Daily Detail

Posted by pbsweeney on August 23, 2006

Being a relaxed, collegial place in the blogosphere for practicing attorneys and legal junkies in the beautiful Hamptons and surrounding areas in New York, otherwise known as the center of the universe. We’re looking to write about the business of law, local & national cases both interesting and useful, technology and software news for lawyers, service for process, the skinny on local courts and government agencies, cool research tools and databases, and a host of other subjects and resources, not to mention humor.

Before long we’ll be doing Featured Attorney articles, showcasing amazing and brilliant legal minds out here and we welcome nominations for same.

So stay tuned as we put all this together and enjoy the process! Ideas, suggestions, contributions, etc are embraced with enthusiasm. No smoking, spitting or cursing.

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