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Federal judge issues preliminary injunction protecting sanctuary cities

Federal judge issues preliminary injunction protecting sanctuary cities

Federal judge issues injunction on U.S. DOJ plans to tie grant funds to sanctuary city status U.S. Circuit Court Judge Harry Leinenweber issued a preliminary injunction on Friday to prevent the U.S. Department of Justice from suspending public safety grants […]

Liberty, Justice and Civil Rights

Liberty, Justice and Civil Rights

Monday, July 3 — Befitting the run up to the nation’s celebration of freedom, one of the most important pieces of legislation in our history came just before Independence Day in 1964. The Civil Rights Act swept away Jim Crow […]

Senator Klein Shepherds One-Punch Law Through State Senate

Senator Klein Shepherds One-Punch Law Through State Senate

Senator Klein Shepherds One-Punch Law Through State Senate Senator Jeff Klein is once again standing up for victims of senseless violence and their families throughout New York with the recent passage of his bill in the State Senate. The legislation […]

by · June 29, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Law
City Council is introducing a package of legislation in June 2017 to fix New York City’s bail system and keep people out of Rikers

City Council is introducing a package of legislation in June 2017 to fix New York City’s bail system and keep people out of Rikers

Reforming the bail system The Council is introducing a package of legislation in June 2017 to fix New York City’s bail system and keep people out of Rikers. Thousands of people who stand accused—but not convicted—of any crime are shuttled […]

by · June 26, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Law
Senate passes Klein’s “Ildefonso Romero Jr.’s Law” to create new felony charge for one-punch crimes

Senate passes Klein’s “Ildefonso Romero Jr.’s Law” to create new felony charge for one-punch crimes

Senate passes Klein’s “Ildefonso Romero Jr.’s Law” to create new felony charge for one-punch crimes Bill would create charge for aggravated assault leading to serious injury or death Albany, NY — The New York State Senate on Thursday passed “Ildefonso […]

by · June 14, 2017 · Law
Felony Trial Training program is looking for volunteer "mock jurors."

Felony Trial Training, June 20

Bronx D.A. Darcel Clark presents a Felony Trial Training mock trial program is seeking volunteer “jurors.” Come out June 20, 8am to 4pm, 198 E 161st Street. RSVP, 718-590-2272.  

Loving v. Virginia | American Constitution Society

Profile America: Loving Marriage Rights

Monday, June 12 — The 1960s was a time of great social change, and one of the landmark advances in freedom afforded all Americans by civil rights was made on this date 50 years ago. The U.S. Supreme Court issued a […]

by · June 12, 2017 · Family, History, Law, Profile America
IDC calls for 32 Dems to sign pledge to pass package of bills before the end of session to achieve real results for New Yorkers

IDC calls for 32 Dems to sign pledge to pass package of bills before the end of session to achieve real results for New Yorkers

Independent Democratic Conference launches ‘Call the Roll’ Campaign to see where Dems stand on key progressive issues IDC calls for 32 Dems to sign pledge to pass package of bills before the end of session to achieve real results for […]

by · June 11, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Law
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Morris Park Attorney William Madonna Found Dead

Tragedy stuck today when Morris Park attorney William J. Madonna, Esq., “Will” as some friends called him, was found dead in his home. The cause of death, although unconfirmed, is believed to be a massive heart attack.   Since 1994, William […]

by · June 11, 2017 · Announcements, Law, News, Obituary
Federal Tax Proposal Could Cost Homeowners $21 Billion More in Taxes; Senator Carlucci & IDC Step Up to Protect Taxpayers in ‘Taxing Times’

Federal Tax Proposal Could Cost Homeowners $21 Billion More in Taxes; Senator Carlucci & IDC Step Up to Protect Taxpayers in ‘Taxing Times’

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Brown v. Board of Education

This week in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court issued one of its most historic decisions, changing the social landscape of the nation. The justices ruled unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education that segregation of public schools based solely on race […]

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National Police Week

This week, we honor those public servants we too often take for granted, if not regarding them with wariness. But we owe much their service, especially the peace and safety of our neighborhoods and roads. It’s National Police Week, signed […]

by · May 18, 2017 · Law, Police Affairs
Raise The Age NY
July 11, 2013 - At Manhattan Municipal Building.

Independent Democratic Conference & Advocates to City: Clock is ticking to take our kids off Rikers Island

Independent Democratic Conference & Advocates to City: Clock is ticking to take our kids off Rikers Island IDC celebrates passage of Raise the Age and urges City to plan quickly New York, NY — Senators Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Jesse Hamilton […]

by · April 19, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Law
Raise The Age NY
July 11, 2013 - At Manhattan Municipal Building.

IDC delivers Raise the Age & historic immigrant legal aid fund in this year’s budget

IDC delivers Raise the Age & historic immigrant legal aid fund in this year’s budget State Budget Changes New York for the Better with higher wages, increased education funding & college affordability plans Albany, NY — Members of the Independent […]

Advocates praise Independent Democratic Conference on passage of Raise the Age

Advocates praise Independent Democratic Conference on passage of Raise the Age

Advocates praise Independent Democratic Conference on passage of Raise the Age Proposal was a priority for the IDC during this year’s session Albany, NY — Criminal justice advocates praised the Independent Democratic Conference for championing Raise the Age throughout the […]

by · April 12, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Law