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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n1 (01/03/2013) » Section: Week in Review

The Acquittal of Nate Buckley

“We’re done here,” Buffalo City Court Judge Joseph A. Fiorella said from the bench shortly after 2:30pm on December 20, speaking to both prosecution and defense lawyers, as well as the defendant, Nate Buckley. He was bringing to an end an unusually long-running and well-publicized city court criminal case. Moments before, he had announced that he was dismissing all charges against Buckley, as he and his lawyers, Daire Brian Irwin and Michael Kuzma, had requested in August.

Speaking of Judge McLeod...

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct formally admonished Buffalo City Court Judge James A. McLeod on December 11, for getting into a heated exchange with a 17-year-old defendant in his court room in February 2011.

Air-Quality Monitoring at the Peace Bridge Plaza and Elsewhere

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York is initiating a grassroots effort for citizen action in the fight against air pollution that will ultimately involve private citizens doing air monitoring. The CAC program is being funded through a $25,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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