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'This Land is Your Land' lawsuit dismissed by U.S. judge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge in Manhattan on Friday dismissed a lawsuit claiming that Woody Guthrie’s iconic 1940 folk song “This Land is Your Land” belongs to the public.It sued the publishers Ludlow Music and The Richmond Organization in June 2016, seeking to void their copyright and establish that “This Land” was in the public domain.

Judge sentences Trump adviser Stone to three years and four months in prison

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced President Donald Trump’s long-time adviser Roger Stone to three years and four months in prison for charges that include lying to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.He was prosecuted for covering up for the president,” Jackson said.

U.S. judge issues gag order in trial of former Trump adviser Stone

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Self-described “dirty trickster” Roger Stone will still be able to speak about his upcoming criminal trial under a gag order issued on Friday, but the U.judge handling the case warned the former adviser to Donald Trump that he might want to choose his words carefully.

Upstate Judge Sets Aside NY Bail Reform as Unconstitutional in Misdemeanor Case

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Judge Thomas Marcelle objected to the bail reform law on separation-of-powers grounds, writing that the state legislature should not have interfered with judges’ ability to control how and when a defendant appears in court.A judge in Cohoes City Court in Albany County ruled Monday that New York’s bail reform law, which has been effect for just over a month, is unconstitutional as applied to a misdemeanor case in which the defendant had a history of failing to appear.