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Alan Dershowitz: New York AG Should Be Removed From Trump Family Investigation

Jack Phillips Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz suggested that former President Donald Trump should move to have New York Attorney General Letitia James recused and disqualified from the investigation into Trump’s business. “I like Letitia James. She’s a very nice person, but she campaigned on the promise to get Trump before seeing any evidence, and so she is just fulfilling […]

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New York AG Files Civil Lawsuit Against Trump, Former President Responds

By Jack Phillips New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday filed (pdf) a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, three of his children, and others over alleged fraud. In a 200-page lawsuit, James’s office alleged that the fraud touched all aspects of the Trump family business, including golf courses and other properties. The […]

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Pro-2A Groups Challenge New York’s New Concealed Carry Law: ‘As Unconstitutional As Old One’

By Bill Pan Two pro-Second Amendment groups are challenging New York’s newly-enacted restrictions on carrying concealed firearms, a measure they say is worse than the one invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year. The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), along with the Firearms Policy Coalition and two private citizens, on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit targeting Senate […]

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Vaccine-Derived Polio Case Discovered in New York as Officials Issue Alert to Hospitals

By Jack Phillips The New York State Health Department on Thursday confirmed a polio case and called on healthcare providers to look for more infections. Officials said a resident of Rockland County, located about an hour from New York City and next to the highly populous Westchester County, tested positive for the virus. The New York health agency […]

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Supreme Court Rules New York’s Concealed-Carry Gun Law Is Unconstitutional

By Matthew Vadum The Supreme Court voted 6–3 on June 23 to strike down New York state’s draconian concealed-carry gun permitting system on constitutional grounds. The Supreme Court has been strengthening Second Amendment protections in recent years and observers have said the court’s 6–3 conservative supermajority could help expand gun ownership protections. In District of Columbia v. Heller […]

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New York Republicans Push for Constitutional Amendment Allowing District Attorney Recall Elections

By Katabella Roberts Republican lawmakers in New York are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would establish a process through which electors can remove district attorneys from office if they are “soft on crime.” Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R-Oswego), Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt (R-Lockport), Assemblyman Michael Tannousis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn), and Deputy Senate Republican Leader Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) […]

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New York Times Falsely Reports Thousands of Children Have Died From COVID-Linked Syndrome

By Zachary Stieber The New York Times on May 19 falsely reported that thousands of children have died during the pandemic from multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a rare syndrome that develops in some youth following COVID-19. In a story reported by Apoorva Mandavilli, the paper stated that “nearly 4,000 children aged 5 to 11 have died from” MIS-C. According […]

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Newly Redrawn Draft of New York Congressional Map Deals Blow to Democrats, Increases Competition

By Katabella Roberts New York courts on Monday released a draft map of redrawn congressional districts in the state that would make it harder for Democrats to compete in November’s midterm elections and pits some of them against each other. The map (pdf) was drawn by a scholar on apportionment, Jonathan Cervas, who was appointed by Judge Patrick McAllister. […]

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New York State, City, Sued Over COVID-19 Treatment Order That Discriminates Against Whites

By Matthew Vadum Two men who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are suing both the city and state of New York for unconstitutional racial discrimination for directing medical providers to consider race in distributing lifesaving treatments. The lawsuit comes after former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson ridiculed the city’s directive as an example of critical […]

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Video Shows Federal Contractors Flying Illegal Immigrants Into New York at Night so It Won’t ‘Attract Attention’

By Katabella Roberts Video footage has emerged showing federal contractors flying illegal immigrants into Westchester, New York, overnight after they were released from the southern border last year. The 51-minutes long bodycam footage was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and published by The New York Post. It shows migrants, including men, women, […]