Jury Duty Is Back, and It Looks Very Different

With reconfigured courtrooms and new uses of technology, New York’s court systems have geared up to clear a looming backlog of cases.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #jury-system, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-state

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Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight

The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.

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Why the Shinnecock Tribe Is Clashing With the Hamptons’ Elite

The Shinnecock Indian Nation views a casino on its reservation as a path out of poverty, but some wealthy neighbors are up in arms.

#casinos, #gambling, #hamptons-ny, #income-inequality, #native-americans, #new-york-state, #shinnecock-indians, #southampton-ny, #suffolk-county-ny

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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.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #james-letitia, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #street-vendor-project

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Jurors in Daniel Prude Case Voted Overwhelmingly in Favor of Police

Mr. Prude’s death last year became part of a fraught national conversation around racism and brutality in policing.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #new-york-state, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny

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Andrew Cuomo’s White-Knuckle Ride

Amid scandals, accusations and calls for his resignation, the New York governor seems determined to prove that the instincts that have gotten him into trouble can get him out of it too.

#metoo-movement, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #corruption-institutional, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #spitzer-eliot-l

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‘Bond Girl’ Talk and Groping: Albany’s Toxic Culture for Women

As allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo put a new spotlight on sexual misconduct in New York’s capital, numerous women there described an enduring predatory and misogynistic environment.

#metoo-movement, #albany-ny, #biaggi-alessandra, #cuomo-andrew-m, #gunning-patricia, #men-and-boys, #new-york-state, #salazar-julia-christine, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures, #women-and-girls, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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New York, Finally, Taxes the Rich

A budget that spends on education, homelessness and undocumented immigrants is the product of years of progressive politics, not a governor looking for a diversion.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures

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Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Staunch Conservative, Will Run for N.Y. Governor

Mr. Zeldin, a Republican congressman and avid supporter of former President Donald Trump, said that to “save New York, Andrew Cuomo’s gotta go.”

#cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-state, #republican-party, #zeldin-lee-m

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$2.1 Billion for Undocumented Workers Signals New York’s Progressive Shift

The fund, which could provide payments to hundreds of thousands of people excluded from other pandemic relief, ignited a battle among state lawmakers before it was approved this week.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #illegal-immigration, #new-york-state, #ramos-jessica-1985

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Andrew Giuliani Considers a Run for N.Y. Governor

Mr. Giuliani, 35, has never been elected to public office, and his most prominent government job was as a public liaison assistant and special assistant to the president for the Trump White House.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #elections-governors, #giuliani-andrew, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #republican-party

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Cuomo Aide Says Governor ‘Groomed’ Her for Months Before Groping

A woman who has accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her in the Executive Mansion said that she warned him, “You’re going to get us in trouble.”

#albany-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #times-union-albany, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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NY Reaches Deal on $212 Billion Budget to Jump-Start Economic Recovery

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the Legislature have agreed to raise taxes on the wealthy and give aid to renters, businesses and undocumented immigrants.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance

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New York Reaches Deal on $212 Billion Budget to Jump-Start Recovery

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the Legislature have agreed to raise taxes on the wealthy and give aid to renters, businesses and undocumented immigrants.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #state-legislatures, #taxation, #unemployment-insurance

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When the Pandemic Came to Sullivan Prison

As one blockmate after another fell ill, we tried to stay safe and care for one another. It wasn’t always enough.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #marshall-project-the, #new-york-state, #prisons-and-prisoners, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #vaccination-and-immunization

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New York State Is Set to Raise Taxes on Those Earning Over $1 Million

The deal, a sign of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s weakened influence, would mean wealthy New York City residents would pay the highest combined local tax rate in the nation.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #corporate-taxes, #cuomo-andrew-m, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-tax, #new-york-state, #taxation

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Harvey Weinstein Appeals Sex Crimes Conviction Over Accusers’ Testimony

The filing marks the beginning of what is likely to be a lengthy effort by Mr. Weinstein, who was accused of sexual assault or misconduct by dozens of women, to overturn his conviction.

#metoo-movement, #decisions-and-verdicts, #new-york-state, #sciorra-annabella, #sexual-harassment, #weinstein-harvey

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Meet the New Cuomo. Same as the Old Cuomo.

We should have known who he was all along.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #johnson-lyndon-baines, #labor-department-nys, #medicaid, #minimum-wage, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #wages-and-salaries

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Paul Feinman, First Openly Gay Judge on N.Y. High Court, Dies at 61

“I hope I add to the diversity of perspectives that the court considers,” he said before being unanimously confirmed to the Court of Appeals in 2017.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #deaths-obituaries, #feinman-paul-g, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-state

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Can New York’s Marijuana Legalization Light Up a New Path?

Yes, it’s welcome news for cannabis connoisseurs. But for many advocates, the focus is on making amends for the war on drugs.

#debatable, #marijuana, #new-york-state

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New York Will End Long-Term Solitary Confinement in Prisons and Jails

Isolation for more than 15 consecutive days will be barred in prisons and jails starting next March after years of efforts to restrict the practice.

#correction-board-nyc, #correction-officersbenevolent-assn-nyc, #cuomo-andrew-m, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #prisons-and-prisoners, #rikers-island-prison-complex, #solitary-confinement

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As Cuomo Sought $4 Million Book Deal, Aides Hid Damaging Death Toll

Gov. Andrew Cuomo boasted, “I am not a superhero,” in early versions of his book, drafted as his aides scrubbed a politically damaging Health Department report.

#american-crisis-leadership-lessons-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-book, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #crown-publishing-group, #cuomo-andrew-m, #deaths-fatalities, #derosa-melissa, #elder-care, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

New Yorkers will immediately be allowed to possess up to three ounces of cannabis for recreational purposes, as other facets of the law are phased in over several months.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #income-inequality, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco

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The New Normal in N.Y.: High Virus Rates and a Steady Stream of Cases

As New York races to vaccinate residents while variants spread, the state’s positive test rate and case counts are likely to remain stable for a while.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

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An Unlikely Alliance in Upstate N.Y. and the Fight for Black and Women’s Rights

Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward and Martha Wright shared a political cause and residency in Auburn, N.Y. “The Agitators,” by Dorothy Wickenden, tells the story of their joint crusade.

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New York Must Offer Vaccine to All Prisoners Immediately, Judge Rules

A judge in the Bronx ruled that people incarcerated in the state’s prisons and jails had been arbitrarily excluded from the coronavirus vaccine rollout.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #correction-department-nyc, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #prisons-and-prisoners, #vaccination-and-immunization

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All Adults in New York Will Be Eligible for Vaccination Next Week

Those who are 30 and older will be eligible on Tuesday, and all other adults can be vaccinated starting April 6, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Too Many People Are Locked Up for Small Thefts

An estimated 45,000 Americans are behind bars for thefts of less than $10,000. The punishment doesn’t fit the crime.

#crime-and-criminals, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-state, #prisons-and-prisoners

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New York Marijuana Legalization Is Likely. Here’s What to Know.

New Yorkers would be allowed up to 3 ounces of cannabis for recreational use. And millions in tax revenue would be reinvested in communities affected by unequal policing.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #new-york-state

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Cuomo Family’s Access to Virus Tests Is Now Part of Impeachment Inquiry

State health officials tested members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s family for the coronavirus early last year, when testing was not widely available.

#cnn, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #new-york-state, #tests-medical

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New York Reaches a Deal to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

The move paves the way for a potential $4.2 billion industry, with millions of dollars in sales tax revenue reinvested in minority communities each year.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #cuomo-andrew-m, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #new-york-state, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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Governor Cuomo, End Long-Term Solitary Confinement

Inmates can spend 23 hours a day in a tiny space cut off from most human contact. That’s cruel.

#law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #prisons-and-prisoners, #solitary-confinement

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I Survived 18 Years in Solitary Confinement

The harrowing injustice I suffered as a boy should never happen to another child in this country.

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Cuomo’s Family Is Said to Have Received Special Access to Virus Tests

Top health officials tested Chris Cuomo, the governor’s brother, when testing was not widely available, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #tests-medical

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Cuomo Could Be Impeached. Here’s How It Would Happen.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under investigation. If his own party moves against him, he could face New York’s first impeachment proceeding in more than a century.

#metoo-movement, #cuomo-andrew-m, #impeachment, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures

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Politicians Behaving Badly

At least Tom Reed knows how to face up to his mistakes.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #davis-nicolette, #elections-governors, #new-york-state, #reed-thomas-w-ii, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Tom Reed, Facing Groping Allegation, Says He Won’t Seek Re-election in 2022

The New York congressman, who apologized to a former lobbyist who accused him of touching her inappropriately, also said he wouldn’t run for governor.

#davis-nicolette, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-state, #reed-thomas-w-ii, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Exploiting Black Fears of False Persecution

Politicians facing accusations seek to take advantage of Black support.

#black-people, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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30 Years After Anita Hill, We Should All Know What Sexual Harassment Is

Governor Cuomo championed the laws that made it easier to punish workplace harassment. Why is he unclear about them?

#metoo-movement, #bennett-charlotte-1995, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment

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Mixed Virus Data Has Some Experts Questioning Pace of N.Y.C. Reopening

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that businesses like indoor fitness studios would be allowed to reopen.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

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Tom Reed Disputes Groping Allegation

The congressman from New York, who has been eyeing a run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, did not specify what parts of the account of his actions in a bar in 2017 were inaccurate.

#aflac-inc, #davis-nicolette, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #reed-thomas-w-ii, #sexual-harassment, #state-legislatures

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Cuomo Faces New Claims of Sexual Harassment From Current Aide

The aide, Alyssa McGrath, accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of ogling her body, remarking on her looks, and making suggestive comments to her and another woman in his office.

#albany-ny, #cuomo-andrew-m, #mcgrath-alyssa, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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N.Y. Nursing Home Deaths: F.B.I. Investigating if Cuomo Aides Gave False Data

The inquiry has added to the legal pressure faced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his aides over the deaths of nursing home residents from Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #derosa-melissa, #elder-care, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #justice-department, #new-york-state, #nursing-homes

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The Ruthless Rise and Lonely Decline of Andrew Cuomo

The career of the New York governor helps explain how someone so powerful and popular could find himself alone so fast.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-mario-m, #democratic-party, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Andrew Cuomo and the Performance of Power

Rebecca Traister and Ezra Klein discuss the New York governor’s fall from grace, toxic workplaces and the aesthetic of strongmen leaders.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #traister-rebecca, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Battered by Scandal, Governor Cuomo Leans on Black Leaders to Build His Defense

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has actively sought the support of Black leaders and elected officials to serve as a buffer against calls for his resignation or impeachment.

#black-people, #cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #race-and-ethnicity, #sexual-harassment

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How Cuomo’s Team Tried to Tarnish One of His Accusers

People tied to Gov. Andrew Cuomo sought to damage the credibility of Lindsey Boylan, the first woman to accuse Mr. Cuomo of sexual harassment.

#metoo-movement, #boylan-lindsey-1984, #cuomo-andrew-m, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment

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Digging Into Liberals’ Enduring Support for Andrew Cuomo

Nearly seven in 10 liberals say they’re satisfied with his handling of sexual harassment allegations, a new poll found.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #governors-us, #new-york-state, #polls-and-public-opinion, #sexual-harassment

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Cuomo Polls: Governor Finds Public Support in Spite of Scandals

About half of the registered voters surveyed said they believed that Gov. Andrew Cuomo could still effectively lead New York.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #governors-us, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #mccray-chirlane, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #underground-railroad-19th-century

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Poll Finds Public Support for Cuomo in Spite of Scandals

About half of the registered voters surveyed said they believed that the governor could still effectively lead New York.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #governors-us, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #hochul-kathleen-c, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #mccray-chirlane, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment, #underground-railroad-19th-century

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