COVID-19 control measures violate the First Amendment when they arbitrarily favor secular conduct.
New York's Pandemic-Inspired Restrictions on Church and Synagogue Services Are Unconstitutional, a Federal Judge Rules
U.S. District Judge Gary Sharpe finds that the state's COVID-19 control measures arbitrarily discriminate against religious conduct.
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AOC smashed her primary challengers, and her endorsement of a fellow progressive upstart helped end Rep. Eliot Engel's congressional career after 16 terms.
Landlords Are Suing To Overturn State Eviction Moratoriums. State Legislators Want To Extend and Expand Them.
What started as a largely uncontroversial emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic has now become subject of intense legal and policy battles.
New York was a national outlier in hiding police misconduct records. The state legislature finally repealed the law responsible for it.
Two Buffalo police officers have been suspended and the man is in the hospital.
For decades, New York's secrecy regime has hidden police misconduct records from families and reporters.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
Regulations are making it harder for restaurants in NYC to adapt to COVID-19.
His proposed law would require that corporations return bailout funds if they don't rehire the same number of employees.
The NYPD's Violent COVID-19 Arrests Show It Hasn't Learned Much in the 6 Years Since Eric Garner's Death
To the NYPD, everything still looks like a nail.
Even the president is a better moral philosopher than New York's governor.
The same weekend, the NYPD tweeted pictures of its officers peacefully handing out masks.
New funding and new powers haven't made government bureaucracies more competent.
Miami-Dade Antibody Tests Suggest Local COVID-19 Infections Exceed Confirmed Cases by a Factor of 16
The preliminary results imply an infection fatality rate of 0.2 percent, similar to estimates from two California studies.
California Coronavirus Antibody Studies Likely Wrong That 12.4 Million of New York City's 8.4 Million Residents Have Already Been Infected With the Virus
California and New York coronavirus infection rate estimates differ substantially.
Are the California numbers wildly off, or is New York different in important ways?
NYPD Cops, Some Without Masks, Detain Small Boy for Being Alone on Subway. His Parents Were in the Next Car.
City officials have asked NYPD to reduce arrests since there's a global pandemic happening. The commissioner said he'd do no such thing.
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Death data from New York State demonstrates a stark difference between the two contagious viruses
Not every apparent violation of a quarantine order is a risk to other people, and not all need to be (or can be) enforced equally.
New York's New Budget: No Legal Weed, No Fracking, No Flavored Vapes, No Police Transparency. But You Get E-scooters!
If only everybody weren’t stuck in their homes.
Judges would be given additional leeway to order pretrial detentions.
New York Legislators Introduce Bill To Cancel Rent for 90 Days for Workers Affected By Coronavirus Closures
Sen. Mike Gianaris (D–Queens) argues eviction moratoriums don't go far enough to protect renters who've been put out of a job because of the virus.
The point of shutting down the "nonessential" economy, New York's governor explains, is to "save lives, period, whatever it costs."
Much-maligned single-use plastics make a comeback in a newly germaphobic nation.
'We're All in Quarantine Now,' Says Andrew Cuomo, Who Two Days Ago Said That Was Out of the Question
New York's governor insists his edict "mandating that 100% of the workforce must stay home" is "not a shelter-in-place order."
The "panic" Andrew Cuomo has in mind is a rational response to the threat of an economically ruinous government overreaction.
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The democratic socialist congresswoman has lamented that the public-school system hinges on zip codes.
Lawmakers legalized DFS betting. The state’s top justices say that’s not allowed.
Brokers and building owners are vowing to fight a regulation they say will be catastrophic for their industry.
The state’s new rules requiring information-sharing with defense lawyers are not to blame here.
The judge said six months in jail for the cop's perjury would be "unduly harsh."
Opponents of New York Bail Reform Seize on Anti-Semitic Attacks in Order To Sabotage Important Changes
Jewish criminal justice groups are not having it.
Of the nearly 9,000 NYPD placard abuse complaints documented, over half have resulted in no action taken against violators.
Michael Reynolds was charged with aggravated burglary and assault because of the incursion.
Brian Kolb was arrested on New Year's Eve for driving under the influence.
New York Charged Grafton Thomas With Attempted Murder for Assaulting Jews With a Machete. Why Are the Feds Prosecuting Him for the Same Attack?
A crime in Monsey leads to a redundant prosecution that hinges on the defendant's anti-Semitism.
Oren Levy nearly lost six years of hard work to the NYPD and muddled state law.
Less dependence on bail and stronger requirements for evidence sharing will help defendants fight charges.
More than half of cigarettes consumed in the state are smuggled from elsewhere, thanks to high taxes.