Tag Archives: New York state

COURT: Trump Can’t Claim Immunity On Tax Returns

CNN reports: In the long saga of Donald Trump’s tax returns, Monday was a very important day. A three-judge federal appeals court ruled that Trump cannot claim presidential immunity to avoid eight years of his tax returns being subpoenaed by a grand jury. Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow immediately released a statement saying that Trump will appeal the ruling. Which is …

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Longtime GOP Rep. Peter King Won’t Seek Reelection

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: New York Congressman Peter King announced Monday morning he will not be seeking re-election in 2020. “After 28 years of spending 4 days a week in Washington, D.C., it is time to end the weekly commute and be home in Seaford,” the longtime GOP representative said in a statement posted to his Facebook …

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Cuomo Vows To Battle Trump On LGBT Adoption Rights

New York’s 1010 WINS reports: Gov. Cuomo said today that New York State would go to court to block a Trump administration proposal that would allow adoption and foster care agencies to turn away members of the LGBTQ community who want to give kids a home. “This proposal isn’t just discriminatory and repugnant to our values—it’s also heartless and dumb …

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Trump Loses Appeal On New York State Tax Returns

CNBC reports: A federal appeals court ruled Monday that President Donald Trump’s tax returns must be turned over to a state grand jury. The three-judge appeals panel in New York rejected Trump’s argument that he is immune as president from criminal investigation while in the White House. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. is seeking Trump’s corporate and personal tax …

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Cuomo On Trump’s Move To Florida: “Good Riddance”

NBC News reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t mince words when he learned Thursday that President Donald Trump had filed paperwork to change his permanent residence from New York City to Palm Beach, Florida. “Good riddance. It’s not like Mr. Trump paid taxes here anyway,” Cuomo said in statement. “He’s all yours, Florida.” Trump, who was born and has …

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Cuomo Signs Bill That Closes Trump Pardon Loophole

NBC News reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a measure Wednesday that would allow the state to pursue charges against people who have received a presidential pardon — a law seen as a direct shot at President Donald Trump. Multiple ex-Trump aides or associates are imprisoned or facing legal scrutiny in New York. The president, whose business and campaign …

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Trump Ordered To Turn Over 8 Years Of NY Tax Returns

The New York Times reports: A federal judge on Monday rejected a bold argument from President Trump that sitting presidents are immune from criminal investigations, allowing the Manhattan district attorney’s office to subpoena eight years of the president’s personal and corporate tax returns. Lawyers for Mr. Trump were expected to appeal the ruling from Judge Victor Marrero of Manhattan federal …

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NY Sues NRA’s Former Ad Agency To Enforce Subpoena

Bloomberg reports: New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association’s former advertising agency to enforce a subpoena stemming from the state’s probe of the gun-rights group’s nonprofit status. The agency, Ackerman McQueen, has said it can’t comply with the July 8 subpoena without first giving the NRA veto power over what it hands over, Attorney General Letitia James said …

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DOJ Joins Trump’s Suit To Block New York Tax Returns

CNN reports: The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York said Monday that it plans to participate in the lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump to block a subpoena by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for eight years of his tax returns. In a letter sent to the judge in the case, the office’s civil division chief …

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GOP Rep. Chris Collins To Plead Guilty To Insider Trading

The Buffalo News reports: Rep. Chris Collins plans to change his not guilty plea in the criminal insider trading case against him, federal court records showed Monday morning. U.S. District Court Judge Vernon S. Broderick scheduled a court hearing in the case for Tuesday. Moments after that docket entry was filed, a second appeared, indicating that Collins’ co-defendants – his …

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New York: Upstate Diocese First To Declare Bankruptcy As Child Victims Act Unleashes Flood Of New Lawsuits

Time Magazine reports: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester was the first in New York to seek bankruptcy protection under the weight of new sexual misconduct lawsuits, but lawyers and church leaders say it may not be the last. All eight of the state’s Roman Catholic dioceses face financial pressures as a result of the state’s new Child Victims Act, …

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Trump Sues New York State To Block Tax Returns

CBS News York reports: President Donald Trump is asking a federal judge to block an effort by New York prosecutors to obtain his tax returns. Trump’s attorneys filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in New York. Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow says the lawsuit is intended “to address the significant constitutional issues at stake in this case.” Manhattan District …

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MAGA Judge Shitcanned For Facebook Post Of Noose

The Washington Post reports: A judge in Upstate New York was forced off the bench after posting online the image of a noose and a Trump campaign slogan, which a state commission concluded showed political or racial bias, officials said Tuesday. Kyle R. Canning, a part-time judge in Altona, N.Y. posted an image to his Facebook account of a noose, …

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New York Subpoenas 8 Years Of Trump’s Tax Returns

The New York Times reports: State prosecutors in Manhattan have subpoenaed President Trump’s accounting firm to demand eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns, according to several people with knowledge of the matter. The subpoena opens a new front in a wide-ranging effort to obtain copies of the president’s tax returns, which Mr. Trump initially said he would …

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NEW YORK: Governor To Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

The New York Times reports: Amid a surge of vaping-related illnesses and deaths, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York announced on Sunday that he would pursue emergency regulations this week to quickly ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The governor’s action comes days after President Trump announced an effort to ban similar vaping products on a federal level. If …

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New York Leads Multi-State Facebook Anti-Trust Probe

CNBC reports: New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday she is launching a multi-state investigation into Facebook for possible antitrust violations. Facebook shares were down about 0.5% in Friday’s premarket, but did not seem to react to James’ announcement. Attorneys general of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and the District of Columbia will join the …

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New York Seeks To Dismiss Trump’s Tax Returns Lawsuit

The Hill reports: New York officials on Thursday filed a new motion to dismiss President Trump’s legal challenge to the state’s law that allows Congress to request his New York tax returns. In the new document, the officials argue that Trump’s amended complaint in the case doesn’t change their position that the case shouldn’t take place in Washington, D.C. “President …

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NEW YORK: Cuomo Signs Ban On Floating Billboards

The New York Post reports: Floating digital billboards are headed to Davy Jones’ locker. A bill signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday restricts vessels with the eyesores from operating in New York’s waters. Billboards on boats using “flashing, intermittent or moving lights” will be prohibited from operating, anchoring or mooring in the navigable waters of the state, …

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NEW YORK: Men Sentenced In Upstate Terror Plot

The Associated Press reports: Two of four young men arrested for plotting to attack an upstate New York Muslim community with homemade explosives were sentenced Friday to four to 12 years in prison. Brian Colaneri, 20, and Andrew Crysel, 19, pleaded guilty to terrorism conspiracy in June. They and two others from the Rochester area were accused of planning to …

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NEW YORK: Hundreds Of Suits To Be Filed As One-Year Window Opens On Child Sexual Abuse Claims [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Hundreds of lawsuits are expected to be filed in New York today as the state’s window allowing alleged child sexual abuse survivors to seek civil recourse opens. Earlier this year, state lawmakers passed the Child Victims Act, which allows civil claims of child sexual abuse from any time period to be brought forth, in spite of existing …

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