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Profile America: First Sex Discrimination Ban

Profile America: First Sex Discrimination Ban

STATE BAN ON SEX DISCRIMINATION   Tuesday, March 22 — The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination based on sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. While this act is a famous landmark in the national […]

by · March 22, 2016 · Law, Profile America
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DraftKings and Fanduel DFS New York Settlement: Don’t Believe the Doom and Gloom

DraftKings and Fanduel New York Settlement: Don’t Believe the Doom and Gloom By Scott Engel/ Managing Director Rotoexperts.com Article published with permission from Rotoexperts.com March 21,2016 At first glance, the news that Daily Fantasy Sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel have […]

Letter To The Editor: NY homeowners may be liable for worker injuries

Letter To The Editor: NY homeowners may be liable for worker injuries

Dear Editor: One notable omission in David Lesch’s recent column (RENOVATING? HOMEOWNERS MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURED WORKERS, 2/21/16) is that New York is the only state in the nation where you, as a homeowner may be held liable for […]

NAN Town Hall On Rikers Island Reform, February 22

NAN Town Hall On Rikers Island Reform, February 22

The stakes are too high. We cannot wait for the death of a CO, inmate or civilian before we have Real Reform on Rikers.  Let your voice be heard and help us fix Rikers. Join us on Monday, February 22nd […]

Op-Ed: DOE’s Special Ed Blunder

Op-Ed: DOE’s Special Ed Blunder

DOE’s Special Ed Blunder By Letitia James   Michael is a six-year old Autistic boy living in the Bronx with his mother Modisha. As a student with disabilities in New York City, Michael is supposed to have access to therapists […]

NY State Senate Confirms Janet DiFiore For State’s Highest Court

NY State Senate Confirms Janet DiFiore For State’s Highest Court

Via email, Governor Andrew Cuomo thanked the New York State Senate and congratulated his choice Janet DiFiore for Chief Judge of the Court Appeals. “Janet DiFiore’s confirmation as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and head of New York’s […]

by · January 21, 2016 · Criminal Justice and Courts, Law
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New Bronx District Attorney Inauguration Set For Saturday January 16 At Noon

Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark Inauguration Set For This Saturday January 16 At Noon Saturday, January 16, 2016 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Lehman College Lovinger Theatre, 250 Bedford Park West, Bronx.   Cardinal Timothy Dolan will deliver the invocation. […]

Jan. 10, 1966: Voting Rights Activist Vernon Dahmer is Murdered | Zinn Education Project

Jan. 10, 1966: Voting Rights Activist Vernon Dahmer is Murdered | Zinn Education Project

On this 50th anniversary of Vernon Dahmer’s murder, everyone should learn and teach about him and the long, brave fight for black voting rights.

by · January 10, 2016 · History, Law, Women
Cuomo Pardons Transgender Woman

Cuomo Pardons Transgender Woman

Governor Cuomo today issued a pardon for J’Adore Mattis, 31, a transgender woman, who was convicted in 2006 of 3rd Degree Robbery in Manhattan. Mattis was sentenced to 5 years’ probation and received a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities on March 24, 2015. […]

Misdemeanor Bail Review Begins Today; Janet DiFiore Confirmation Stalled

Misdemeanor Bail Review Begins Today; Janet DiFiore Confirmation Stalled

Misdemeanor Bail Review Begins Today A process for reviewing bail decisions in New York City misdemeanor cases begins on Monday, as court administrators carry out Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s efforts to overhaul what he called a “broken system of bail.” […]

by · December 21, 2015 · Government, Law
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Update: Judge Upholds AG Schneiderman’s Authority to Block Fantasy Sports Sites

  New York, NY — Justice Manuel Mendez’s Friday ruling stopping DraftKings and FanDuel from doing business in the state was appealed to the Appellate Court’s First Department, which issued an emergency stay allowing the daily fantasy sports sites to […]

by · December 21, 2015 · Government, Law, News, Sports
Judicial Re-Election Pressures Tied to Harsher Criminal Sentencing

Judicial Re-Election Pressures Tied to Harsher Criminal Sentencing

Survey of Recent Studies Find Re-Election Campaigns Make Judges More Punitive Pressures of upcoming re-election and retention election campaigns make judges more punitive toward defendants in criminal cases, according to a new analysis of social science research by the Brennan […]

by · December 7, 2015 · Law, News
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Cuomo Picks Janet DiFiore as State’s Top Judge

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who lives in Westchester, tapped the county’s district attorney and his former JCOPE executive chairwoman, Janet DiFiore to become chief judge of the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. If confirmed by the state Senate, she would […]

by · December 3, 2015 · Government, Law, News
Public Advocate James Releases Worst Landlord List

Public Advocate James Releases Worst Landlord List

On Tuesday,  New York City Public Advocate Tish James released her office’s annual Worst Landlords List. Saying that every tenant deserves to live in safety and security, James asserted that every apartment needs to meet basic standards of decency. “That’s […]

by · November 24, 2015 · Government, Housing, Law, Local News, News
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Fan Duel/Draft Kings Stumble in New York

The Fan Duel/Draft Kings fantasy/gambling sites are shutting down in New York. Billions, literally, are at stake. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has determined that there is gambling in Casablanca, and will have none of it. The fantasy sites and their […]

by · November 23, 2015 · Government, Law, Op Ed