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Politicker: NYC Congressional Delegation Gathers to Denounce Trayvon Martin Verdict

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MSNBC: Two New York Congressmen Believe DOJ has a Case Against Zimmerman

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NY1 News: NYC Reps Demand Justice Dept. Pursue Trayvon Martin Case

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Members Of NYC Congressional Delegation Seek Thorough DOJ Investigation & Potential Prosecution Of George Zimmerman For Civil Rights Violations

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Rep. Jeffries Denounces Trayvon Martin Verdict

Brooklyn, NY – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8) released the following statement after the jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the killing of Trayvon Martin: “Once again, the court system has failed to deliver justice in a racially-tinged matter that involves the killing of an innocent, unarmed African-American male.  The Justice Department must open an […]

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Law360: New Anti-Troll Bill Would Raise Patent Pleading Standard

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 6:42 PM ET) — Two congressmen introduced legislation Wednesday that would heighten pleading requirements for patent suits and restrict discovery, the latest bill in a slew of proposals aimed at cracking down on so-called patent trolls.The Patent Litigation and Innovation Act, or H.R. 2639, was introduced by Reps. Hakeem […]

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Reps. Jeffries And Farenthold Introduce The Patent Litigation And Innovation Act

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) introduced the H.R. 2639, the “Patent Litigation and Innovation Act of 2013”.  The bill represents a bipartisan effort to promote American innovation and job creation in the technology ecosystem by addressing the growing problem of abusive patent litigation. CONGRESSMAN JEFFRIES: “The legislation is designed to […]

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Queens Chronicle: Sandy Town Hall Yields Some Recovery Answers

If the two previous town hall meetings in Howard Beach discussing the neighborhood’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy were any indication, many entered St. Helen’s Father Dooley Hall on Sunday afternoon prepared for a showdown; a raucous meeting of angry, frustrated and confused homeowners loudly expressing their concerns and obstacles in the recovery from the community’s […]

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Forum News Group: South Queens Residents Pack St. Helen’s For Hurricane Sandy Town Hall

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