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News about and by Vincent Scala, Attorney at Law. Vincent handles high-profile cases in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and the five boroughs and also writes a column for The Chief Leader.

Jul 5, 2023, 1:48 PM
Republic: a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law (Merriam-Webster dictionary)
Jul 5, 2023, 1:42 PM
The absolute dream race in 2024 would be a race where Donald Trump narrowly loses the Republican nomination for the Presidency to DeSantis (whom he apparently detests) and decides to run for President on a 3rd party ticket (Reform Party, People’s…
Mar 9, 2022, 9:34 PM
Every now and then, it’s really important to look around corners and analyze things from a different angle. In an opinion piece I wrote the other day praising Ketanji Brown Jackson, I did what virtually all lawyers (and politicians, journalists and…
Mar 2, 2022, 9:34 PM
President Biden made history last week when he nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson as his pick to succeed Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court. Should the Senate confirm Judge Jackson, the Court will look a little bit more like the United…
Feb 23, 2022, 9:33 PM
In the 200-plus years of U.S. history, there have been 115 Supreme Court Justices appointed to the Court. Of the 115, in a nation that is more than half female, there have been a grand total of 5 women who have served—that is 4 percent.
Feb 9, 2022, 9:31 PM
At first blush, the plea seemed so reasonable. The men convicted in Georgia state court of killing Ahmaud Arbery were sentenced to life imprisonment (two of them to life without parole and one of them to 30 years minimum).