by on December 26, 2017
On Thursday, a federal judge dismissed a foreign emoluments lawsuit against President Donald J. Trump alleging that he violated the Constitution through his businesses because of a lack of standing, and said that this should be resolved by Congress. “We would likely be living in a different world if elected officials were legally bound to carry out the political promises they made prior to taking office,” wrote Judge George B. Daniels of the United States District Court in Manhattan wrote in ...
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by on January 6, 2018
US President Donald Trump (L) listens with US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during a meeting with Republican Members of the Senate about immigration at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2018.  World leaders who use Twitter help foster “necessary discussion,” the social media platform said in an apparent defense of President Trump’s tweets. The calls for Twitter to block Trump from its service were renewed on Tuesday after the president boasted his “nucl...
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by on February 3, 2018
In a letter reviewed by the New York Law Journal, organizations are asked to sign on as supporters of the criminal justice reforms announced during Cuomo's State of the State speech. Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his 2018 State of the State address. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office is looking to ramp up support for his package of criminal justice reforms laid out during this year’s State of the State speech. The move, a routine part of the governor’s efforts to build public support for hi...
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by on July 24, 2018
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives with his wife, Kathleen Manafort, at court in Alexandria, Va., on March 8. (Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press) A federal judge in Alexandria, Va., approved special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s request on Monday to grant immunity to five witnesses set to testify in the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III also moved the start of the trial from Wednesday to July 31, according to...
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by on December 13, 2017
Syndros is a Synthetic Version of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Syndros is made by the same pharmaceutical company that opposed legalizing marijuana. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has approved the synthetic drug dronabinol. The brand name for the drug is Syndros and is a synthetic version of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that comes in liquid form. The drug will be classified as a Schedule II controlled substance along with hydrocodone. Actual, natural THC, is still classified ...
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by on March 30, 2018
Most adults on SNAP are workers, but they turn to the program when they’re between jobs or making too little. Jennifer Donald whose family receives money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also know as food stamps, eats dinner with her sons David and Donovan, and daughter Jayla, in Philadelphia.  Sarah Ormbrek’s life used to be a lot more uncertain. She didn’t always have a job. She didn’t always have transportation. And she didn’t always have a home for herself and her...
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by on September 7, 2018
Mayor: Atlanta will no longer accept ICE detainees at the city jail. Atlanta is preparing to permanently end its relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in regards to accepting immigration detainees at the Atlanta City Jail, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday. “We will no longer be complicit with a policy that intentionally inflicts misery on a vulnerable population without giving any thought to the fallout,” Lance Bottoms said. “As the birthplace of the ...
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by on May 3, 2018
Nixon’s Rent Justice for All platform seeks to expand tenant protections across New York state Cynthia Nixon In her bid to unseat Governor Andrew Cuomo as New York’s Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, actress-turned-gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon has so far put forth progressive proposals on climate change, marijuana legalization, and driver’s licenses for all New Yorkers regardless of immigration status. Now, she’s unveiled another key piece of her platform—this time, ...
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by on January 8, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks to the media on Saturday. Anticipating that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will ask to interview President Donald Trump, the president’s legal team is discussing a range of potential options for the format, including written responses to questions in lieu of a formal sit-down, according to three people familiar with the matter. Lawyers for Trump have been discussing with FBI investigators a possible interview by the special counsel with the president as pa...
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by on May 27, 2018
Peaceful protests like kneeling during the national anthem showcase America’s most fundamental freedoms. NFL owners’ effort, backed by President Donald Trump, to force players to stand for the national anthem is both foolish and unpatriotic. Last week, NFL owners adopted a policy in which teams can be fined if players kneel or engage in any other form of protest during the playing of the anthem. Players can choose to stay in the locker room for the anthem, but if they come onto the fie...
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by on January 29, 2018
Jerome Ave corridor rezoning, via City Planning The City Planning Commission voted January 17 to approve a comprehensive rezoning plan for the Jerome Avenue corridor in the Bronx, putting the proposal before the City Council for scrutiny in the final stretch of the lengthy land use review process. The rezoning would follow four others ushered through by the de Blasio administration as it somewhat controversially seeks to add housing density, including thousands of new affordable units, ...
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by on February 20, 2018
Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially called a special election to fill 11 vacant seats in the Legislature — two in the Senate and nine in the Assembly — for April 24. Of these, four vacancies are located within the five boroughs of New York City. The short races are quickly heating up to replace three former city-based state legislators who have joined the City Council -- former Assembly members Francisco Moya and Mark Gjonaj and former Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. -- and another lawmaker, Brian Kavan...
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