De Blasio Moves to End Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit

Bill de Blasio with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. (Photo: Christopher Gregory/Getty)
Bill de Blasio with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. (Photo: Christopher Gregory/Getty)

Mayor Bill de Blasio today made good on a campaign promise, laying out a deal to end the city’s appeal of a federal court ruling that deemed the NYPD’s implementation of stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.

Under the deal, the city will accept Judge Shira Scheindlin’s assessment that the the Bloomberg administration engaged in racial profiling and move to settle case. Continue reading “De Blasio Moves to End Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit”

Bloomberg Celebrates Court Decision on Soda Cup Regulations

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is celebrating a decision by the state’s highest court to hear the city’s appeal on a ruling squashing its attempt to regulate the size of sugary drinks in restaurants and other venues.

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Court Rules Against Gay Marriage Foes in New York

empire state building rainbow Court Rules Against Gay Marriage Foes in New York
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Opponents of New York’s 2011 gay marriage law had sought to overturn the legislation under grounds that it violated New York’s Open Meetings Law, arguing the closed-door meetings held by New York State Senate Republicans with Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg constituted an illegal violation. But the State Supreme Court stymied their hopes today and ruled in favor of New York State and gay marriage supporters.

“Accordingly, we conclude that the judgment should be reversed insofar as appealed from, and judgment should be entered in favor of defendants declaring that defendant New York State Senate did notviolate the OML in enacting the [Marriage Equality Act] and that marriages performed thereunder are not invalid,” Acting Justice Robert Wiggins declared.

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