Tag Archives: New York state

New York Judge Lifts Contempt Order Against Trump

CBS News reports: A New York judge ruled Wednesday that Donald Trump is no longer in contempt for failing to turn over documents demanded in a subpoena by the state’s attorney general. The former president’s April 25 contempt finding came after he contested a December subpoena. Trump claimed he had no material that was responsive to the subpoena, leading to …

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New York Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado Wins Dem Primary

The New York Times reports: Antonio Delgado, the lieutenant governor of New York, won the Democratic primary on Tuesday, scoring a convincing victory over his nearest challenger, Ana María Archila, a longtime activist who had emerged as the left wing’s best chance of winning statewide office this election cycle. Mr. Delgado prevailed despite his late entry into the race just …

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Andrew Giuliani Trounced In New York Gov Primary

NBC News reports: Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., won New York’s Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, NBC News projected. Zeldin defeated a trio of opponents, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew Giuliani. Zeldin had support from much of New York’s Republican establishment while Giuliani had backing from some conservative influencers and Doug Mastriano, Pennsylvania’s GOP gubernatorial nominee. …

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Former Altar Boys Accuse Ex-NY Bishop Of Child Rape

The Albany Times-Union reports: Two brothers who grew up in Warren County in a devout Catholic family allege that Gary Mercure, a former priest in their childhood parish who was later convicted of raping young boys in Massachusetts, had sexually abused them on multiple occasions over a period of years and that ex-Albany Bishop Howard J. Hubbard took part in …

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NY Gov Blasts “Shocking” SCOTUS Ruling On Guns

Spectrum News has the transcript: Does everyone understand what a concealed weapon means? That you have no forewarning. That someone can hide a weapon on them and go into our subways, go into our grocery stores, like stores up in Buffalo, New York, where I’m from. Go into a school in Parkland or Uvalde, This could place millions of New …

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SCOTUS Strikes Down New York State Gun Restriction

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court struck down a New York law Thursday that only lets firearm owners receive a concealed carry license if they have “proper cause,” a blow to gun control advocates that marks the court’s most significant Second Amendment ruling in over a decade and could roll back gun control measures across the country. The court’s …

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NY Gov Signs John Lewis Voting Rights Act [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday signed the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act of New York, which aims to prevent voter suppression or dilution based on race or language preference, at a ceremony in Brooklyn. The signing coincides with the federal Juneteenth holiday, which commemorates the liberation of the last enslaved Africans two years after the end of …

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NYC Mayor Belatedly Endorses Hochul For NY Gov

The New York Times reports: As Gov. Kathy Hochul seeks a full term as New York’s first female governor, she has moved quickly to secure the backing of nearly every major New York Democrat. One surprising holdout: Mayor Eric Adams. That will change on Wednesday, when the mayor plans to announce his support for Ms. Hochul at a rally in …

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Trump Crime Family Loses Bid To Escape New York AG

Law & Crime reports: Former president Donald Trump and several of his adult children lost yet another bid to avoid sitting for depositions in a civil fraud investigation brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) after the state’s highest court rejected their latest appeal on Tuesday. The Empire State’s Court of Appeals — the state’s highest court — …

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New York Governor Signs Abortion “Safe Harbor” Laws

The New York Daily News reports: New York is going further to protect abortion seekers and providers as a potential Supreme Court ruling is expected that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Gov. Hochul on Monday signed a package of new measures into law meant to bolster legal protections for abortion service providers against extradition, arrest and legal …

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Court Boots NRA’s Bid to Stop Probe By New York AG

CNN reports: A New York judge Friday rejected an attempt by the National Rifle Association to end an investigation of the organization by the state’s top attorney. State Supreme Court Judge Joel Cohen dismissed the NRA’s counterclaims against New York Attorney General Letitia James as not viable. The NRA had argued that James’ investigation was “unconstitutionally retaliatory or selective.” In …

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Carl Paladino: Hitler Was “The Leader We Need Today”

“I was thinking the other day about somebody had mentioned on the radio Adolf Hitler and how he aroused the crowds. And he would get up there screaming these epithets and these people were just — they were hypnotized by him. “That’s, I guess, I guess that’s the kind of leader we need today. We need somebody inspirational. We need …

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Hundreds Of “Hissing Cockroaches” Released During Rent Protest Inside New York State Courtroom [VIDEO]

NBC New York reports: A courthouse in upstate New York was closed for fumigation Tuesday after hundreds of cockroaches were released during an altercation that broke out at an arraignment, according to court officials. The clash broke out during proceedings in Albany City Court for four people for an arrest at the state Capitol. A defendant who started to film …

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Anti-LGBTQ Racist Carl Paladino Launches House Bid

Buffalo’s WRFA reports: Buffalo businessman and one-time candidate for governor, Carl Paladino, has entered the race for the 23rd Congressional District. The Republican announced on Twitter that he has enough petitions to qualify for the Republican and Conservative lines in addition to having $500,000 cash on hand for the campaign. Paladino announced on Friday he’d run if Congressman Chris Jacobs …

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NY Approves Nation’s First “Right To Repair” Law

Gothamist reports: It may soon be easier to get your busted iPhone fixed. Under a bill passed by the state legislature, digital electronics manufacturers – such as Apple or Samsung – will be required to make repair instructions and parts available to both consumers and independent technicians. The “right to repair” legislation, which still needs to be signed into law …

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New York Gov Signs Bills Banning Sales Of Body Armor And Raising Minimum Age To Buy Assault Rifles To 21

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Monday signed gun reform bills passed by Democratic lawmakers last week banning anyone under age 21 from buying or possessing a semi-automatic rifle, along with a series of other changes. “This is a moral moment for the people of New York but also the rest of the …

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Famous Liar And His Spawn To Be Grilled For Up To Seven Hours Each In Class Action Ponzi Scheme Suit

Bloomberg News reports: Donald Trump and three of his children agreed to be questioned under oath for up to seven hours each in a class-action lawsuit over their yearslong promotion on “Celebrity Apprentice” of a troubled multi-level marketing company. The former president, along with Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump, are among more than a dozen people who …

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GOP Rep Abruptly Drops Reelection Bid After Days Of Far-Right Backlash For Backing Assault Weapons Ban

First, this from the New York Post: The Republican and Conservative parties are leaving GOP Rep. Chris Jacobs for dead following his call for a federal ban on assault weapons in response to the massacre by an avowed white supremacist in Buffalo. “This is not the person we endorsed. We did not endorse this Chris Jacobs … he’s actually to …

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NY Lawmakers Pass Package Of 10 Gun Reform Laws

The New York Times reports: Democratic lawmakers in Albany plunged into the national debate on Thursday, wielding supermajorities to enact protections denied elsewhere in the wake of recent mass shootings and a conservative shift in other states and on the Supreme Court. The State Legislature passed a broad package of gun bills that will raise the minimum age to buy …

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NY Appeals Court Upholds Weinstein’s Rape Conviction

The New York Daily News reports: Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault conviction was upheld by a New York appeals court on Thursday. “We perceive no basis for reducing the sentence, and we have considered defendant’s remaining arguments and find them unavailing,” reads the Appellate Division ruling. A jury found Weinstein guilty on Feb. 24, 2020, of …

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