New York appeals court reinstates chokehold ban

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A New York Appellate Division court Thursday ruled to reinstate the state’s chokehold ban. Section 10-181 of New York’s administrative code, known as the “diaphragm law,” was passed in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd.

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New York judge grants preliminary injunction against state law restricting guns on private property

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New York federal judge John Sinatra Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction in Christian v. Nigrellixi blocking New York’s enforcement of the “private property exclusion” within NY penal law section 265.01-d.

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New York Assembly district maps face constitutional challenge

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A press conference was held Wednesday to announce a constitutional challenge against the redistricting of the New York State Assembly’s electoral districts. Re-open a petitioning period for every race, including for the New York State Assembly and Senate, the U.S.

New York court declares state assembly redistricting map unconstitutional and void

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The Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court’s First Judicial Department Friday declared the New York State Assembly’s redistricting map adopted in February as unconstitutional and void.

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A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

Judge bars New York Times from publishing Project Veritas documents

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A New York state judge Friday upheld a ruling banning the New York Times from publishing documents related to Project Veritas. The New York Times argues that the restriction violates First Amendment protections.

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Lawsuit challenges definition of “assault weapon” in New York law

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Two New York residents and a gun rights group Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging New York’s assault weapons ban following the US Supreme Court’s decision to strike down one of New York’s concealed carry regulations. FPC) filed suit against New York.

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New York bail reform law effective, not linked to rise in crime, data shows

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New York nonprofit The Legal Aid Society (LAS) Thursday reported that data from the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) shows the successes of New York’s 2019 bail reform law.

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New York court releases final state congressional maps

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New York Supreme Court Judge Patrick McAllister Saturday released final New York congressional and state Senate maps. The new maps become law at midnight. The post New York court releases final state congressional maps appeared first on JURIST - News.

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New York sues 10 national gun distributors for fueling gun violence through ghost guns

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New York state and New York City Wednesday sued 10 distributors of gun components to stop the sale of illegal “ghost guns.” ” New York Attorney General Letitia James filed the lawsuit in New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division.

New York top court invalidates electoral maps

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The New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, Wednesday invalidated electoral maps drawn by Democratic lawmakers. In a 32-page ruling, the court found that lawmakers had violated the state constitution and ordered new maps to be drawn.

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New York State Legislature passes bill to limit energy use for cryptocurrency mining

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The New York State Legislature Friday passed a bill that will limit the use of fossil-fuel for cryptocurrency (crypto) miners. However New York Governor Kathy Hochul must still sign the bill before it can be implemented.

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Door Dash sues New York City over food delivery data law

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filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York on Wednesday over a new ordinance the company says violates customer privacy. The New York City Council proposed a bill in May to require food delivery apps to share customer data with restaurants.

US Supreme Court justice rejects emergency bid to scrap New York vaccine mandate for teachers, firefighters, and other municipal workers

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US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Thursday rejected a bid to prevent New York City from enforcing its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for teachers, firefighters and police officers.

US Supreme Court strikes down New York gun permit requirement

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The US Supreme Court Thursday struck down a New York law requiring individuals applying for unrestricted handgun licenses to demonstrate a greater need for self defense than the general public.

Andrew Cuomo Sues New York, Demanding Taxpayers Cover His Sexual Harassment Defense

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New York State Attorney General Letitia James has said that taxpayers shouldn't be responsible for covering the costs of Cuomo allegedly sexually harassing women. Political Litigation Andrew Cuomo letitia james New York new york state trooper politics sexual assault Sexual harassment

Supreme Court remands abortion coverage case to New York state court

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The Court vacated the lower court’s judgment and ordered the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, Third Department, to reconsider the case in light of Fulton v. The Supreme Court addressed Monday Roman Catholic Diocese v. Emami in a brief order.

New York joins suit against precious metals company for defrauding senior citizens

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New York Attorney General Letitia James said of the suit: Today, we are holding Safeguard Metals accountable for its shameful conduct that preyed on older New Yorkers and robbed them of a worry-free retirement.

New York Supreme Court rejects NRA attempt to stop investigation by attorney general

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In a 14-page decision , the Supreme Court of New York Friday rejected the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) attempt to stop the state’s investigation into the organization. New York Attorney General (NYAG) Letitia James brought an investigation against the NRA in 2020.

US appeals court reinstates New York law limiting protest near courthouses

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The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Wednesday reinstated a New York law that limits protest near courthouses. Magliano, Michael Picard was arrested for distributing jury nullification outside of a New York courthouse.

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Lawsuit filed to invalidate New York State Assembly districts

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A lawsuit filed Monday in the New York Supreme Court seeks the immediate invalidation of New York State Assembly voting district lines. The post Lawsuit filed to invalidate New York State Assembly districts appeared first on JURIST - News.

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Teva Pharmaceuticals responsible for fueling opioid crisis, New York jury finds

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A New York jury found Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, an opioid manufacturer, liable on Thursday for public nuisance by way of inundating the state with pills that killed thousands of people. Another hearing will be held to determine how much Teva Pharmaceuticals owes in damages to New York.

New York passes new gun law in response to US Supreme Court ruling

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The state of New York, in an emergency session Friday, passed a new gun law in response to the US Supreme Court ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v.

Restaurant Owners Sue New York City Over New Vaccine Mandate

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The lawsuit alleges that New York has needlessly endangered restaurants, gyms, and certain indoor entertainment venues with targeted restrictions.

New York City grants noncitizens right to vote in municipal elections

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The New York City Council Thursday voted to grant certain noncitizens the right to vote in municipal elections, making it the largest city in the United States to extend the vote to lawful permanent residents and non-citizens authorized to work in the US.

NRA files countersuit against New York Attorney General

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a countersuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday asserting that she lacks the authority to invoke New York state laws overseeing nonprofit organizations.

Attorneys Sue New York Gov. Hochul, Democrats Over “Gerrymandered” Maps

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The lawsuit suggests that New York's legislature ignored established political procedures to "gerrymander" district maps to Democrats' advantage. Political Litigation Gerrymandering kathy hochul lawsuit New York politics

Federal court rules New York correctional facility must provide prescription methadone to inmates

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The US District Court for the Northern District of New York Monday issued an order which granted a preliminary injunction allowing non-pregnant inmates with opioid use disorders the Jefferson County Correctional Facility to access methadone prescriptions.

Sotomayor allows New York City public school vaccine mandate to take effect

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US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Friday turned down an emergency appeal to block a New York City COVID-19 vaccine mandate for public school teachers.

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Opioid manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals announces $523M settlement with New York state

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New York Attorney General Letitia James Thursday reached a $523 million settlement with opioid manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries. A New York jury found Teva liable in that suit.

NLRB orders union election for over 500 New York Times tech workers

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Walsh of the Second District Wednesday directed for a union election to be held for over 500 tech workers at The New York Times. The NewsGuild of New York, Local 31003, filed a petition on August 2, 2021, to represent approximately 566 tech workers of The New York Times.

Two New York lawyers plead guilty to new charges for throwing Molotov cocktail into police car during protest

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Two New York lawyers have pleaded guilty to new charges as part of a plea deal for throwing a Molotov cocktail into a police car during a 2020 George Floyd protest. This case is in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

New York AG to investigate social media platforms used by Buffalo shooter suspect

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New York Attorney General Letitia James Wednesday stated that the New York Department of Law aunched an investigation into several social media platforms they believe a shooter responsible for killing 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket used to plan, promote and stream the attack.

New York AG issues consumer alert ahead of Super Bowl

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New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a consumer alert Thursday warning New Yorkers of deceptive gambling advertisements ahead of Super Bowl LVI on Sunday. “The New York warning comes amid a surge of sports betting legalization nationwide.

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New York, N.Y.C. Sue 10 Ghost Gun Makers

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Local authorities claim that so-called "ghost gun" manufacturers have violated state and federal firearm control laws by shipping unregistered firearm assembly components into New York.