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Eric Schneiderman

If Daily Fantasy Isn’t Gambling, Why Did DraftKings And FanDuel Apply For Gambling Licenses?

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports sites are built on a contradiction: They feel like gambling, but DraftKings and FanDuel insist that they are absolutely not gamb...

Did ExxonMobil Just Admit It's Still Funding Climate Science Deniers?

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Asked on PBS NewHour whether ExxonMobil funds climate change denier organizations to malign mainstream climate science, ExxonMobil's vice president of public and government affairs replied, "Well, the answer is yes... And I will let those organizations respond for themselves."

Papa John's Franchisee Gets Jail Time For Wage Theft

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business

The owner of several Papa John's franchises in New York City will serve 60 days in jail for failing to pay his workers the minimum wage and overtime,...

Fan Duel/Draft Kings Stumble in New York

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.12.2015 | New York
Richard Brodsky

Big money is at stake. The way the Internet undermines accepted law and practice is at stake. The limits on hypocrisy in public life, and professional sports, is at stake. The right of average dopes and geniuses to gamble is at stake.

FanDuel Tweets That Killing Fantasy Sports Could Lead To Greater Injustices

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports operators suffered another big blow Tuesday when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ruled that the industry has violate...

New York AG Drops The Hammer On Daily Fantasy Sports Companies

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.10.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports fans in New York state are about to face a harsh new reality. State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Tuesday ordered Draf...

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A very bad week for fossil fuels: Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline; ...

New York Attorney General Investigating ExxonMobil For Alleged Climate Cover-Up

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

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New York Launches Investigation Into Major Internet Providers Over Connection Speeds

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 10.26.2015 | Technology

(Reuters) - The New York attorney general is probing whether three major Internet providers could be short-changing consumers by charging them for fas...

Papa John's Stores To Dish Up Half Million Dollars In Wage Theft Case

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business

Four current and former Papa John's franchisees have agreed to pay out nearly $500,000 to New York workers in order to settle a wage theft investigat...

Why We Must Ban Microbeads

John F. Calvelli | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Ironically, one of the ways modern society has invented to keep itself clean is having a decidedly unclean affect on our waters.

Justice Still Denied: The Killing of Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr.

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.17.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The toy rifle that little Naquan had that night, which was perfectly legal and could be bought at any toy store in 1994, had bright orange coloring and was not shown by Hynes. Recently, in a case eerily similar to the Heyward shooting, a judge recommended that charges be brought against the Cleveland police officer that shot and killed 12 year old Tamir Rice.

When the Justice System Detains a Sick Mother of 8 for Stealing Food, It Says Black Lives Don't Matter

Erica Garner | Posted 08.06.2015 | Black Voices
Erica Garner

We applaud Gov. Cuomo for temporarily instituting a special prosecutor to investigate tragedies like Raynette Turner's death. But we find it necessary to highlight a glaring question: Is it reasonable to keep a visibly sick mother of eight in jail for two days because she allegedly stole food?

Special Prosecutor In New York Launches Investigation Into Death Of Raynette Turner

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.03.2015 | Black Voices

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday that his office will launch a formal investigation into the death of Raynette T...

Children's Leukemia Foundation Accused Of Multimillion-Dollar Fraud

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.22.2015 | Crime

The New York-based National Children's Leukemia Foundation made many promises to its donors over the years: it would use funds to conduct cancer rese...

Ending the Crisis of Confidence in Our Criminal Justice System

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 07.20.2015 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

In a system that disproportionately harms poor people and people of color, too many Americans have lost faith in the essential American principle of equal justice under law.

Christopher Mathias

Cuomo Appointed A Special Prosecutor For New York Killings Involving Police | Christopher Mathias | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed an executive order Wednesday appointing a special prosecutor to handle cases involving civilians who die at the ...

Future Of Historically Tuition-Free College Depends On Attorney General Investigation

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 04.26.2015 | College

NEW YORK (AP) -- First came a hotly-debated decision by Cooper Union to start charging its students after being tuition-free for generations. Then ...

50 Years After Selma, The Fight for Voting Rights Continues

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Black Voices
Eric T. Schneiderman

The sad reality is that -- despite the considerable progress made in the last five decades -- we are still fighting to ensure voting rights for every American.

New York School Districts Will Stop Asking About The Immigration Status Of Students

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK, Feb 19 (Reuters) - School districts in 14 New York counties have agreed to stop inquiring about the immigration status of prospective stud...

What Is on the Horizon for Grand Jury Reform?

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 03.25.2015 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

Some of the current proposals may deserve consideration but they would have greater long-term impact and meaning if they improve transparency within the criminal justice system more generally and are not limited to cases just involving police.

Dave Jamieson

Jimmy John's Gets More Heat For Outrageous Noncompete Agreements | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman plans to send letters to Jimmy John's sandwich shops on Tuesday asking them to hand over information re...

Following the Garner Case, We Need to Restore Confidence in Our Justice System Now

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 02.08.2015 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

We cannot wait months for the legislature to act. We can, and must, act now. Existing state law authorizes the governor to supersede any local district attorney on any criminal matter by appointing the attorney general to investigate and prosecute the case.

Chokehold Case Stirs Debate On Special Prosecutors

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.07.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases...

Spot the Scammers, Save Your Home

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 02.04.2015 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

Every day struggling New Yorkers who are behind on their mortgages -- facing foreclosure, and desperate to keep their heads above water -- are bombarded with TV and radio ads promising lower interest rates or a reduction in their mortgage principal if they "call now!"