New York

3221 ABA Journal articles on New York.

In new Citizens United case, 2nd Circuit upholds donor disclosure requirement

A federal appeals court has rejected a First Amendment challenge to New York regulations requiring charities to disclose their donors.

The New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled…

State AG’s suit says Weinstein Company violated civil rights laws by covering up harassment
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit claiming the Weinstein Company violated state law by failing to protect employees from sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein.
Manhattan DA to no longer accept contributions from lawyers with cases before him

After controversy over how he handled two prominent investigations, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said he would no longer take campaign donations from defense attorneys with cases before him.

Model wrongly thought to be HIV-positive through use of stock photo was defamed, appeals court says

A model falsely identified as HIV-positive when her stock photo was used in an educational ad campaign met the standard for proving defamation per se, a New York appeals court…

Manhattan eliminates bail for most misdemeanor charges

Bail will no longer be required for most misdemeanor or violation cases in Manhattan, the borough’s district attorney announced Tuesday.

The average bail amount in New York City misdemeanors is…

How New York could change the game for its criminal defendants

After decades of criticism from defense attorneys and others, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday he would push to change New York’s “blindfold law,” which allows prosecutors to withhold evidence against…

Stroock announces internal investigation unit focusing on sexual misconduct allegations

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has added an internal investigations unit focused on alleged workplace sexual misconduct.

The new unit will be led by Shira A. Scheindlin, a retired U.S.…

Sessions appoints 17 interim U.S. attorneys as time limits for those in acting posts winds down

With a deadline approaching, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed interim U.S. attorneys in 17 federal districts, NBC News reported Wednesday.

The interim spots replace acting U.S. attorney positions, which…

Does tax bill violate the Constitution by treating residents of high-tax states differently?
Some governors of high-tax states are considering a constitutional challenge to the $10,000 cap on state and local deductions for income and property taxes in the tax bill passed by Congress last month.
Judges push for diverse voices in court
The New York State Bar Association recommends standing rule to encourage young attorney participation in court. Judges can offer oral argument as incentive to address litigation’s gender disparities.
Advocates are fighting to outlaw adult marriages to minors
Virginia, Texas and New York forbid under-18 marriages, except for emancipated minors. Six more states will consider legislation soon. More than half of all states do not specify a minimum age for marriage.
Lawyer who once sought ‘trial by combat’ is accused of using blind client in scrap metal scheme

A Staten Island, New York, lawyer once in the news for seeking to resolve a civil case through “trial by combat” has been indicted in an alleged scheme to cheat…

FCC repeals net neutrality rules; at least 2 state AGs plan to challenge
At least two state attorneys general announced they will join a multistate lawsuit challenging Thursday's decision by the Federal Communications Commission to repeal net neutrality rules requiring internet providers to provide equal access to apps and websites.
Trump’s tweets were too vague and subjective to be defamatory, appeals court says
An appeals court in New York has affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit that claimed Donald Trump defamed a guest television commentator in his tweets during the presidential campaign.
Legal groups want new rules on ICE arrests at NY courthouses; fearful clients decline legal remedies

A coalition of legal groups is asking New York court administrators to issue new rules to limit courthouse arrests of immigrants who are in the country illegally.

The call for…

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