Articles by Don Chesworth

New legislation would require more transparency in asylum seeker crisis

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)—New Legislation is being introduced that would require more transparency when it comes to the asylum seeker crisis. A new bill, if passed, would make a…

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Legal standing in fight to house asylum seekers

We explore the legal questions raised by the effort to house asylum seekers outside of New York City with Don Chesworth, a partner in the Rochester law office of Tully Rinckey.…

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NY lawmakers react to Trump indictment

ALBANY, NY (WENY)– Following the Manhattan grand jury to indict former president Donald Trump, some New York state lawmakers said this is an example of justice. “It’s…

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‘We will appeal’: Hochul on challenged gun laws

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Governor Kathy Hochul said on Friday she is working with the attorney general to appeal the recent court ruling, placing temporary restrictions on gun…

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Confused by NY’s new gun laws, military re-enactors lay down their arms

New York state’s new gun laws have created some questions for historical re-enactments and antique gun owners. Some event organizers say the new laws are forcing them to cancel…

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Niskayuna Starbucks becomes latest location to unionize

CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. (NEWS10) — In a landslide 15-1 vote, the Niskayuna Starbucks located in ShopRite Plaza now becomes the next local store to pass a union election.…

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NY gubernatorial nominee Lee Zeldin wants to fire Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg. It’s not that easy.

Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for New York governor, has pledged to remove Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, on January 1st if he is…

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New York uses nuisance law to pursue gun distributors

July 7, 2022 – A lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James against out-of-state gun distributors will test a 2021 expansion of the state’s public nuisance laws.…

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Empire State Weekly: Supreme Court on concealed carry

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – This week on Empire State Weekly we’re discussing the landmark ruling from the Supreme Court regarding concealed carry laws. The ruling struck down a…

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Hochul to Call Special Legislative Session After SCOTUS Strikes State’s Concealed Carry Restriction

Calling it “a deeply disturbing day,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said she wants to convene a special session with New York lawmakers to address the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on…

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