Why Does New York State Sue Its College Students?

Thousands of SUNY students have been taken to court by the attorney general’s office over tuition debt. And through a quirk in the law, the only way they can defend themselves is by appearing before a judge in Albany.

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Want to Know Who Might Run for Governor? Check the N.Y. State Fair.

Amid cows and crowds, the State Fair became a destination for potential challengers to Gov. Kathy Hochul, including Letitia James, the state attorney general.

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Cuomo Resigns Amid Scandals, Ending Decade-Long Run in Disgrace

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was unable to withstand a barrage of sexual harassment allegations that led most of his allies to abandon him.

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Four States Start Inquiries Into Recurring Donation Tactics of Both Parties

Letters to WinRed and ActBlue, which process online campaign donations for Republicans and Democrats respectively, ask for documents related to their use of prechecked boxes.

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Trump Organization Indictment: What We Know

Charges against the former president’s company and a top executive, explained.

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Weisselberg, ‘Soldier’ for Trump, Faces Charges and Test of His Loyalty

The Trump Organization executive is expected to be charged on Thursday, along with the company, as he comes under increasing pressure to turn on the family.

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Johnson & Johnson to Pay New York $230 Million to Settle Opioid Case

The settlement agreement came just days before opening arguments in a sweeping trial of several defendants, including the company.

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Trump’s Criminal Investigation Into His Finances

“Witch Hunt,” meet grand jury.

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How a Secretive Legal Process Protects Police From Charges

Grand jury minutes in the investigation into Daniel Prude’s death reveal the many ways the criminal justice system struggles when prosecuting the police.

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How a New Proposal Would Limit Police Use of Force in N.Y.

The state’s attorney general seeks to create a “last resort” rule for officers’ use of physical force, and to impose new criminal penalties for those who break it.

#george-floyd-protests-2020, #james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #state-legislatures

Top Trump Executive Under Criminal Investigation Over Taxes

Attorney General Letitia James is investigating whether taxes were paid on perks that the Trump Organization gave to Allen Weisselberg, its chief financial officer.

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New York’s Attorney General Joins Criminal Inquiry Into Trump Organization

The move increased the investigative muscle looking into the former president and his family business.

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Cuomo Accusers Are Subpoenaed as State Inquiry Enters Critical Phase

Four women who have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct have been formally asked to testify under oath.

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In Rebuke to NRA, Federal Judge Dismisses Bankruptcy Case

The N.R.A. filed for bankruptcy this year as it sought to end run regulatory action in New York, but a judge rejected the strategy.

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As Cuomo Fights for Survival, He Revives His Combative Image

The governor has begun to publicly undermine the state attorney general, Letitia James, who is overseeing investigations into Mr. Cuomo’s conduct.

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Cuomo’s Pandemic Book Leads to an Investigation

Gov. Cuomo is already weathering investigations into his professional conduct and personal behavior — and now his work as an author will be scrutinized as well.

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Cuomo May Face Inquiry Over Use of State Resources for Pandemic Book

The New York State attorney general was formally authorized to examine whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo acted improperly while writing his book about the pandemic.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #books-and-literature, #cuomo-andrew-m, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #governors-us, #james-letitia, #office-of-the-comptroller-nys, #politics-and-government

Embattled N.R.A. Chief Kept Bankruptcy Filing Secret From Deputies

Facing enforcement by the New York attorney general, the National Rifle Association’s chief executive hatched a secret plan for bankruptcy.

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Cuomo Inquiry to Be Led by 2 Lawyers, Including Ex-U.S. Attorney

The attorney general named a former federal prosecutor, Joon H. Kim, and an employment lawyer, Anne L. Clark, to lead the investigation that may determine the governor’s future.

#clark-anne-l, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #kim-joon-h, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

Democratic Leaders of N.Y. Legislature Take Aim at Cuomo

As the governor maintained a defiant stance, the leader of the State Senate became the most prominent official to call on him to step down.

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Cuomo Is Told to Preserve Records at Issue in Sexual Harassment Inquiry

The directive came as Mr. Cuomo faced a new accusation that an aide had completed the sexual harassment training he was required to undergo for him.

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Cuomo Could Be Compelled to Testify in Sexual-Harassment Inquiry

The attorney general’s investigation into the governor will give her far-ranging subpoena powers to request documents and call witnesses.

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Cuomo Must Admit to His ‘Predatory Behavior,’ Accuser Says

“These are not the actions of someone who simply feels misunderstood; they are the actions of an individual who wields his power to avoid justice,” Charlotte Bennett said.

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What We Know About Gov. Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Claims

Two former state employees have accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, prompting calls for an independent investigation.

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Cuomo Investigation: Governor Attacked Over His ‘Independent Review’ of Sex Harassment Claims

Democratic leaders in Albany questioned the impartiality of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s choice to lead the inquiry, while others called for his immediate resignation.

#bennett-charlotte-1995, #cuomo-andrew-m, #james-letitia, #jones-barbara-s, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #special-prosecutors-independent-counsel

Andrew Cuomo Is Under Fire. Can He Be Defeated?

The growing uncertainty over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s political fortunes is a sharp turnaround from last year, when some supporters dreamed of a presidential bid. Potential challengers have noticed.

#biaggi-alessandra, #cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #james-letitia, #politics-and-government, #williams-jumaane-d

43 Cases, No Convictions: Prosecuting the Police Falters in New York

The Daniel Prude case is the latest example of the challenges prosectors face when they try to hold police officers accountable.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #cuomo-andrew-m, #garner-eric, #james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020

Daniel Prude’s Death: History Has ‘Repeated Itself’

None of the officers involved in the death of a Black man in Rochester has been charged with a crime.

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Daniel Prude’s Death Leads to No Charges for Police

Mr. Prude, a Black man who was having an apparent psychotic episode, died after police officers placed a mesh hood over his head and pinned him to the ground, leading to widespread protests.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #james-letitia, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny

What Janet Yellen’s Policy Priorities Look Like

The Treasury secretary speaks on debt, taxes, cryptocurrencies and more.

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Cuomo at a Crossroads: What Comes Next?

We talked to our Albany bureau chief, Jesse McKinley, about a political reckoning over coronavirus deaths for the embattled governor of New York.

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New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19

The case focuses on two of the company’s facilities in New York.

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Amazon Sues New York Attorney General to Block Covid-19 Charges

The company said the attorney general, Letitia James, had overstepped her authority in investigating workplace safety.

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Legal Pressure on Trump Increases With Judge’s Order in Fraud Inquiry

The order, answering a demand for documents by New York’s attorney general, rejected a bid to shield the records with attorney-client privilege.

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N.Y. Severely Undercounted Virus Deaths in Nursing Homes, Report Says

The state attorney general, Letitia James, said it’s likely that the Cuomo administration failed to report thousands of Covid-19 deaths of nursing home residents.

#attorneys-general, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #health-department-nys, #james-letitia, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

Who is Jonathan Braun? Trump’s Last Minute Pardon Still Faces Accusations of Violence

Jonathan Braun’s 10-year sentence for running a drug ring was commuted by the departing president. The White House did not mention that he faces separate accusations of violence and threats.

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The N.R.A. Wants to ‘Dump’ Its Regulators via Bankruptcy. Will It Succeed?

In a showdown with New York State, the National Rifle Association is trying an unusual strategy. Legal experts doubt it will work.

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New York Police Arrest Dozens as M.L.K. Day Marchers Gather Near City Hall

The confrontation came days after the state’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department for its handling of protests following the death of George Floyd.

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N.R.A. Declares Bankruptcy and Seeks to Exit New York

The group, which said it planned to reincorporate in Texas, is currently being investigated by New York’s attorney general, who is seeking to dissolve it.

#gun-control, #james-letitia, #national-rifle-assn

The Antitrust Case Against Big Tech, Shaped by Tech Industry Exiles

Regulators are relying on insiders like Dina Srinivasan, who left her digital ad job after concluding that “Facebook and Google were going to win and everybody else is going to lose.”

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Facebook Accused of Breaking Antitrust Laws

Regulators are accusing the company of buying up rising rivals to cement its dominance over social media.

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Tenants Sue Trump Over Scheme That Drove Up Their Rents

The latest legal front against the outbound president involves a maneuver that earned him and his siblings millions while lowering their taxes.

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Buffalo Diocese Accused of Yearslong Cover-Up of Sexual Abuse

The state attorney general said in a lawsuit that two former church leaders helped shelter more than two dozen priests accused of harming children.

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Trump Tax Write-Offs Are Ensnared in 2 New York Fraud Investigations

Inquiries into the president and his businesses, one criminal and one civil, are now looking at tax deductions taken on consulting fees. Some of the payments appear to have gone to Ivanka Trump.

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The Post-Presidency of a Con Man

Out of office, Trump might seem a lot less formidable.

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As Soon as Trump Leaves Office, He Faces Greater Risk of Prosecution

The president is more vulnerable than ever to an investigation into his business practices and taxes.

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Trump’s Philanthropy: Big Tax Write-Offs and Claims That Don’t Always Add Up

Hidden financial records cast doubt on a number of his charitable commitments and show that most of his giving came from land deals that offset his income.

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Eric Trump Finally Interviewed in N.Y. Fraud Inquiry

President Trump’s son had sought to postpone a deposition with the New York attorney general’s office until after Election Day.

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Trump’s Messy Divorce From New York

Have any president and his hometown ever had such mutual animosity?

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Judge Orders Eric Trump to Testify in N.Y. Fraud Inquiry

The president’s son had said he would not give a sworn deposition to the New York attorney general until after the election, but a state judge said he must cooperate sooner.

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