The race between Democrat Maria McLaughlin and Republican Kevin Brobson was marked by big campaign spending and negative ads.
The race between Democrat Maria McLaughlin and Republican Kevin Brobson was marked by big campaign spending and negative ads.
Millions of dollars from special interests are pouring into the election, a clear sign of the potential future decisions that could hang in the balance.
The New York Court of Appeals ordered the state pay the additional money 15 years ago, but the decision was never fully carried out.
“At the end of the day, it was getting resources to counties that were struggling each and every day.”
The decision only allows health care workers to request religious exemptions to the mandate, for the time being.
The governor estimates that hundreds of hospitals workers have been laid off or suspended for refusing the vaccine.
“If you’re watching the national news, the scariest announcements coming out every morning are the number of children contracting Covid.”
“We believe this step will result in a flurry of attempts to circumvent the well-reasoned vaccination requirement.”
Municipalities face a choice: take the funds, and agree to drop their lawsuits, or fight the drug companies in court.
Survivors say it’s not too late to file a claim, but some would like another legal window sometime in the near future.
“We’re holding them accountable and delivering more than $1 billion more into New York communities ravaged by opioids for treatment, recovery, and prevention efforts.”
About $4.3 billion will be distributed to nearly every state in the nation to help fund prevention, treatment and recovery programs; New York will get $200 million.
The suspension by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and a New York state appellate court stems from Rudy Giuliani’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
New York is among the states agreeing to end the fight to halt a controversial Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan. The deal shelters members of the Sackler family from opioid lawsuits.
“It’s important that these companies pay up, it’s also important that the money go to where it was intended.”
Opening statements began Tuesday in a landmark opioid trial against pharmaceutical companies who are being sued by the state of New York.
The court’s decision states that Rudy Giuliani’s conduct as a lawyer for former President Donald Trump during the election and in the aftermath “threatens the public interest.”
“In my view, the county taxpayers shouldn’t foot a bill for a crisis that we didn’t create.”
The Diocese said the proposed settlement would be “a significant step forward” to compensate survivors of sexual abuse who have filed claims in the bankruptcy case.
Some state senators felt the court needed more public defenders and civil rights lawyers in the wake of racial injustice in the state’s criminal justice system.
The Attorney General’s Office filed a petition with the New York State Supreme Court to force Continenza to publicly testify about his purchase of more than 46,000 shares of Kodak stock last summer.
Those nominations will now go before the Judiciary Committee in the State Senate, which will then decide if they’ll get a full vote before the entire chamber. It’s likely that they will.
Noel and Thomas have admitted to lying about their failure to make rounds while they were assigned to monitor the disgraced financier and convicted sex offender the night he killed himself.
The New York attorney general’s office has expanded its probe of former President Donald Trump’s business. Here’s what that means — and what could come next for the criminal inquiry.
If enough evidence is found, the Trump Organization could face criminal charges from two New York prosecutors: the New York state attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney.
Fox News says its coverage of bogus election-fraud claims was “accurate and disinterested” and is protected by the First Amendment.
“Marginalized New Yorkers who can’t pay the arbitrary fees baked into nearly every step of our state’s legal process deserve a justice system that doesn’t pick their pockets and jeopardize their freedom.”
A federal judge threw out the National Rifle Association’s bid to declare bankruptcy Tuesday, allowing New York to proceed in its effort to dissolve the gun rights group for alleged “fraud and abuse.”
“This ‘reform’ shows a deliberate and callous indifference to the lives and safety of Correction Officers, Correction Sergeants and peaceful incarcerated individuals in the general population of State prisons.”
The suit was filed by eight Republicans hoping to keep or earn county legislature seats. It was one of multiple similar lawsuits filed across the state.
At issue is how much the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to carry concealed weapons outside their home for self-defense. The case will likely be argued in the fall.
“(M)y opinion is that none of the officers, their impact, individually or collectively, would have caused or contributed to that cardiac arrest.”
“There’s nothing extraordinary in what the Supreme Court did in interpreting these [election] statutes. It’s what they do every day.”
“It is imperative that the Commission of Judicial Nomination focus on vetting and recommending qualified LGBTQ+ candidates, who have an intimate understanding of the unique perspectives and needs of our community.”
Voters will elect a slew of new judges to Pennsylvania’s three statewide appellate courts — judges who will no doubt shape important policy in the state for at least the next decade.
The suit alleges the Rochester Police Department used extreme force in responding to protests, and the use of crowd control measures falls into a long history of the department abusing its power.
Attorneys representing Nathaniel McFarland, one of Prude’s five children and the administrator of his estate, also allege civil rights violations and gross negligence in the lawsuit filed Monday.
The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. confirmed that it obtained the former president’s tax returns and related documents on Monday.
The newly disclosed documents give a window into the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan after a judge started asking questions about a case that the Justice Department won but then abandoned.
Hemp farmers are laying the groundwork for a lawsuit against New York in response to proposed state regulations that would prohibit the sale of hemp flower.
“The statement that the Biden-Harris administration released about Roe v. Wade shows that there is really no common ground.”
The organization had filed for bankruptcy and said it would reincorporate in Texas.
It was discovered the Board failed to process over 2,400 voter registration applications that were filed on time through the state DMV website.
The state attorney general’s office says it has received “more than 1,300 complaints and pieces of evidence” about the police response to the protests in New York City.
One would require appellate-level judges, like the state Supreme Court, to be elected by district rather than statewide.
Good government groups across Pennsylvania fear that if Harrisburg Republicans get their way in the coming legislative session, the commonwealth could end up with a high court system that is one of the most partisan in the country.
U.S. employers will be able to require their employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine unless the employee has reasonable medical or religious objections.
A handful of cases are pending in courts around the state, including a few key challenges. If the Trump campaign can whittle away Biden’s advantage to 0.5%, Pennsylvania law would trigger an automatic recount.
“Let’s look at the law. There can be no more fundamental right in this moment than access to the vaccine.”
In fact, there is scant research on the potential effects of tear gas exposure and reproductive health in general.
“[The ruling] jeopardizes the security and integrity of our elections and will potentially put Pennsylvania in the middle of a disastrous national crisis.”
The governor and health secretary want residents to guard against the virus as a federal judge calls stay-at-home and business closure orders — since lifted — unconstitutional.
“That constitutional right doesn’t go on hold because there are financial constraints, because the state is having financial difficulties. This is a constitutional right.”
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board claims that revealing how many licenses are available in each county would hurt revenue. But others believe it might help small businesses compete.
In 2017, the Trump administration scaled back protections of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A federal judge has now struck down the rule change — and cited To Kill a Mockingbird in so doing.
Months of protests urged prosecutors and police to support criminal justice reform. But court records show a different path.
“The constitutions of the State of New York and the United States of America are not abandoned or thrown to the side during times of emergency. But that’s exactly what our government has done.”
“There are many of us who represent diverse communities, … [who] understand that it is our duty to stand up, to protect the rights of Pennsylvanians to vote.”
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“We can’t stop right now. We have to continue fighting for our families, for our communities, for those who have lost their lives during COVID-19 without getting anything.”
“This ruling may well shape the way that the federal courts interpret other federal statutes that outlaw discrimination based on sex.”
Responding to legislature’s lawsuit, Wolf asks high court to use “King’s Bench” jurisdiction
Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad is accused of violating American sanctions laws against Iran, but prosecutors in the Southern District of New York are backing away nearly three months after convicting him.
“Nothing changes. Essentially, the resolution that was passed last evening is meaningless.”
“The families claim “online learning is wholly inadequate to meet the needs of nonverbal and partially verbal children with autism who rely upon…in-person instruction.”
The New York State Board of Elections had canceled the June 23 primary over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Voters who request absentee and mail-in ballots before the May 26 deadline might receive them at different times due to “factors outside their control.”
Amazon may have violated federal health and safety standards as well as New York’s whistleblower law, the New York attorney general’s office wrote to Amazon in a letter obtained by NPR.
“We [should] not have to worry about malpractice suits while trying to save people’s lives.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., acknowledged he should not have used the words he did about Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh when he addressed abortion-rights activists at the high court on Wednesday.
Lawyers for the Center for Reproductive Rights and Louisiana faced a hot bench Wednesday in a case critical to abortion rights in the U.S. But the Chief Justice – a key vote – did not tip his hand.
The New Yorker journalist, who led the reporting on the movie producer’s decades of alleged sexual assault, hailed the bravery of the women who spoke up. Still, he said, “there’s a long way to go.”
“I think this will have broad ramifications. There are places around the country including Seattle, Boston, Denver, New York, where people have been closely watching these developments.”
Pennsylvania sentences a lot of people to life without the possibility of parole. Research has shown their odds of reoffending are low after years of incarceration.
Attorneys say they believe the stop was racially motivated. The ACLU’s client was detained, then placed in ICE custody.
“On some level, this is the Boy Scouts accepting responsibility for what happened.”
Instead, the New York Attorney General says her office hopes to work with all parties to make sure consumers get the best pricing and service possible.
They’re adding new plaintiffs from the Philadelphia, Altoona-Johnstown, Greensburg and Harrisburg dioceses.
“There is no doubt that reducing the mobile market from four to three will be bad for consumers, bad for workers, and bad for innovation.”
“It will slow down commerce, it will cost our economy. All while posing a significant threat to public safety.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to challenge Homeland Security’s attempt to suspend enrollment in Global Entry and other trusted traveler programs for New Yorkers over access to state motor vehicle records.
New York and Pennsylvania joined 12 other states and the District of Columbia in a federal lawsuit that says the new rules violate the Clean Air Act.
“A lot of people need more time. Some people are just starting to come to grips with the abuse that happened to them, and they’re not ready.”
“What’s happened is we’ve had refugee clients say they don’t want to reapply for benefits because they’re afraid it’s going to affect their status going forward.”
Many Americans who get overwhelmed by student loan debt are told student debt can’t be erased through bankruptcy. Now more judges and lawyers say that’s a myth and bankruptcy can help.
The high court will consider a case involving Pennsylvania’s challenge to a Trump administration rule that allows employers to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage for religious or moral reasons.
The “Bridgegate” scandal infuriated New York motorists and endangered public safety, but if the past is prologue, the high court could treat it as much ado about nothing.
House Republicans have voted to elect appellate court judges in regional, partisan elections. Only two other states use similar methods.
The state’s attorney general argued that the oil giant misled shareholders about the financial risks from climate change.
It’s called a severability clause, and it’s often included to protect a new law from court challenges.
At issue was a New York City law that allowed residents to have a permit for a gun at home but barred them from transporting the gun elsewhere except to seven shooting ranges inside the city.
“The law aims to make our roads safer, our economy stronger, and allows immigrants to come out of the shadows to sign up as legal drivers in our state.”
The ruling from State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle rejected claims that eliminating the exemptions was an unconstitutional infringement on religious rights.
It could take a year or longer to resolve whether victims’ rights measure is constitutional.
The next hurdle is a federal trial in December in which a coalition of state attorneys general are challenging the merger as anti-competitive.
Voters can cast ballots on the proposed amendment, but the state won’t do an official count until courts decide whether the victims’ rights proposal is constitutional.
The president accused E. Jean Carroll of “totally lying” when she said he assaulted her more than two decades ago. Now, Carroll is taking him to court for allegedly smearing her in the media.
Lawyers for President Trump say they plan to appeal to the Supreme Court, potentially setting up an election-year decision about disclosing the president’s finances.
The ACLU and other groups had argued the victims’ rights constitutional amendment is too broad and could compromise the rights of the accused. The judge agreed.
At issue is whether the state should have reduced funds to employers who hire people with intellectual disabilities.
Opponents of the victims’ rights amendment say it’s too broad and would cause “immediate and irreparable harm” to the accused. Marsy’s Law backers firmly disagree.
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are associates of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and reportedly aided Giuliani’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
The federal court decision paves the way for the nation’s first supervised injection site to open in Philadelphia. The Justice Department argued that it amounted to “in-your-face illegal activity.”
A federal appeals court has blocked PennEast pipeline company from condemning state-owned land for its proposed 116-mile long line that would ship Marcellus Shale gas from northeast Pennsylvania to New Jersey.
Calling it an “industrywide conspiracy,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his intention to file a lawsuit for the overprescription of opioids that he said has defrauded New Yorkers out of billions of dollars.
Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have launched a probe into Facebook and its market dominance. The Justice Department has also launched an antitrust review of big tech.
Google will pay a $170 million to settle the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General’s allegations that YouTube collected personal information from children.
‘The people in Geneva that you come back and visit, do they know the kind of person you really are?’ And for the first time there was silence. Do you know you’re a murderer of souls?’ And there was silence and he dropped the phone, then he hung up.”
Under the Child Victims Act, victims up to the age of 55 now have twelve months to sue their alleged abusers or the institutions that employed them.
The one year window allows all survivors, who aren’t covered by the new rules and who were barred from court action in the past, to bring civil lawsuits against their alleged abuser and any institution who may have enabled the abuse.
Federal judges in New York said a lower court was wrong to dismiss the former vice presidential candidate’s lawsuit against the newspaper over an editorial that linked her to a 2011 mass shooting.
“When it comes to corporate power, bigger isn’t always better,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said. The plaintiffs say the proposed merger would limit competition and lead to higher prices.
The court document was issued under seal, but was discovered last week in a public database by a public radio reporter. After issuing an injunction, Judge Katherine B. Emery on Tuesday ruled it could be published.
A deceased redistricting specialist’s documents suggest the citizenship question was added to redraw political maps to favor Republicans and non-Hispanic white people, according to a new court filing.
“They peddled this concept to doctors, claiming that these signs were merely symptoms of under-treated pain, and that patients were actually not being given enough opioids.”
The state House is torn over how to update the system Pennsylvania uses to get judges onto its three highest courts.
“Just like we have diversity when we create statute, we should have diverse opinions from the vast diversity of Pennsylvania come into play when the courts are applying those statutes.”
One constitutional amendment would get rid of Pennsylvania’s current system in which Supreme, Superior, and Commonwealth Court judges are picked in partisan, statewide elections.
There is an ongoing controversy over the presence of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in state and local courthouses, who are there to arrest immigrants appearing on unrelated cases.
After an 18-month investigation into Medicaid fraud in Pennsylvania, a grand jury panel is suggesting state lawmakers make some changes to disrupt what they describe as “systemic” patterns of malfeasance.
To sell across state lines, dairy farmer can’t call his product skim milk unless he adds vitamins A and D.
In order to service the debt, the turnpike has raised tolls every year for the last decade–a 200 percent increase overall.
The suit, filed on behalf of six states and the District of Columbia, says the weakened federal nutrition standards for school meals are putting kids at greater risk of health problems linked to diet.
A growing number of residents in New York City qualify for a first-in-the-nation program to provide free legal services to low-income tenants facing eviction.
Prosecutors said Sayoc posed “a serious risk of danger to the public” and described him as “a flight risk.” His lawyer made no objection to the decision. Sayoc could face up to 48 years in jail.
The ACLU first sued in 2015, when they say some people deemed unfit for trial were stuck in county facilities for over a year.
Energy Transfer, parent company of Sunoco Logistics and builder of the Mariner East natural gas liquids pipelines, is the target of a Chester County grand jury investigation.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday placed limits on the ability of local law enforcement to seize homes, cars and cash from people suspected of being involved in crime.
Hearings have begun in a federal case over whether Pennsylvania’s prison system is violating inmates’ First Amendment Rights. Legal mail is at the center of the debate.
A coalition led by California has sued the Trump administration over its plan to divert billions of dollars to border wall construction.
Some doctors want to stop the state Supreme Court from changing a rule tied to medical malpractice lawsuits. They say the plan would drive up costs for medical practices and patients alike.
Prosecutor Andrea Goldbarg said in her closing arguments that Joaquín Guzmán led the Sinaloa drug cartel. Dozens of witnesses said he tortured and killed people and that he bribed officials in Mexico.
A group of state lawmakers is launching a proposal to make several major changes to Pennsylvania’s probation and parole laws. Unlike many efforts in Harrisburg, it’s bipartisan.
Depending on how narrowly or broadly the court rules, it has a majority now to affect gun rights and restrictions in a dramatic way.
A federal judge in New York has issued the first ruling out of multiple lawsuits over a question about U.S. citizenship status. The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.
The policy makes good on Trump’s promise to peel back the requirement that employers offer contraception coverage at no cost. The rule is on hold in D.C. and the 13 states that challenged it.
A case that could set statewide precedent in holding school districts liable for ongoing student-on-student bullying has hit a barrier.
Syracuse begins opioid court to help addicts accused of crimes
A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal can appeal his 1982 conviction for killing Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.
Faced with an ongoing investigation by the New York Attorney General, the foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision.
Ten years ago, Buffalo became the first city in the nation to introduce a court specifically for veterans who, through support and treatment, could overcome issues that put them in legal trouble.
The PennEast Pipeline Co. can take private land through eminent domain to build a natural gas pipeline, a New Jersey federal judge ruled on Friday.
One study found a 1200% increase in arrests and attempted arrests across New York state from 2016 to 2017.
Nearly a decade after being tasked with the assignment, a state commission is still grappling with a mandate to create a risk assessment algorithm for Pennsylvania judges to use during criminal sentencing procedures.
In a case with potential statewide ramifications, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has decided a legal fight over school taxes in Lower Merion Township will be heard on its merits. The case stems from the district’s 2016 decision to boost taxes despite having cash reserves.
A federal judge granted PennEast Pipeline Co. the right of eminent domain to build its pipeline on a property in Carbon County, in the first ruling of its kind over the controversial project in a Pennsylvania court.
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court has tentatively scheduled a hearing in a landmark education funding lawsuit for the summer of 2020, according to trial schedule released Thursday.
The state Supreme Court recently ruled that a group of current and former clergy members could not be named in a grand jury report implicating them in child abuse and coverups in six Roman Catholic dioceses.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS – How much does your county spend on public defense? In Pennsylvania’s scattershot system, funding varies widely depending on where you live.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — If you hunt hard enough around Harrisburg, it is possible to find lawmakers who are on board with allocating state money for the public defense of the poor.
Their day in court? That is less the case for some detained immigrants in the New York area, at least for those hoping for proceedings conducted in person.
Less than two years before the start of the 2020 census, the U.S. government is looking for a new printer after cancelling its $61 million contract with bankrupt company Cenveo.
“I don’t see why they can’t just, you know, wait a little bit for me to leave the house,” Michael Rotondo told the judge in the case.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati may not have to pay more than $29,000 out of pocket for legal fees in a redistricting case.
KEYSTONE CROSSROADS – Responding to charges of bias in the state gerrymandering lawsuit, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Christine Donohue and David Wecht defended their involvement in the case in filings that posted Monday.
ALBANY (WSKG) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has named the first openly gay judge to New York’s highest court. Cuomo has nominated Paul Feinman, an appellate court judge and LGBT rights advocate, to fill a vacancy on the New York State Court of Appeals. During an interview on the cable news station NY1, Cuomo praised Feinman’s abilities. “[He] is an extraordinary human being,” Cuomo said. “And would be a great addition to that court.” Gay rights advocates have urged Cuomo to appoint an openly gay judge to the court, which often deals with LGBT issues. State Sen. Brad Hoylman (D-Manhattan), the only openly gay member of that chamber, called Feinman an “historic and inspired candidate.” If he’s confirmed by the state Senate, Feinman would replace Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, who died earlier this year in what police said was likely a suicide.