Articles by Leslie Silva

Social media and the first amendment

Aug. 25, 2022 – We consider, with the help of Tully Rinckey partner Leslie Silva, the first amendment ramifications, if any, from the state Senate’s official Twitter account…

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Trump pleads the Fifth for over 400 questions in deposition

ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN) — With former President Trump pleading the Fifth Amendment during his deposition yesterday, where exactly does this case stand? The deposition is part of the…

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Depp-Heard verdict will have chilling impact on #MeToo, advocates fear

Drew Dixon is one of several women who came forward with rape allegations against hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons in December 2017. For more than 20 years, she had kept silent. The…

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How Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Impact Parenting Rights

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a constitutional right to privacy exists, based on decades of precedent going back to 1891. The Court specifically references…

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Some lawmakers worry overturning Roe v. Wade will lead to loss of privacy rights

If the leaked draft decision from the Supreme Court stands, the constitutional right to an abortion will end. But, many worry its only the tipping point to a rollback of…

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Breaking down Roe v. Wade Supreme Court draft leak

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — An apparent first draft of a majority opinion from the Supreme Court leaked this week, laying out a justification for letting states apply different…

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Debt Following Divorce: How Your Ex’s Student Loans Can Follow You Out of Your Marriage

Like most couples, many don’t plan for divorce. When tying the knot, you may think that all your boons and burdens will be shared with your partner till death do you part. But…

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Niskayuna CSD parent alleges child was sexually assaulted in school bathroom

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A parent is bringing legal action against the Niskayuna Central School District, claiming their child was sexually assaulted in a Van Antwerp Middle…

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Breaking Up for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s season is in full swing, it may seem like everyone around you is engaging in romantic activities with their partner. However, for some, this time of year is a…

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If Hochul extends the mask mandate, the court battle could take months

Questions are swirling around the mask mandate, and any changes Governor Kathy Hochul could make Wednesday. Ahead of a mask mandate announcement at 11:15 Wednesday, Hochul met…

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