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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!"

Gatorade's 'War on Water' Dampened by the New York State Attorney General

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

I sent a letter of complaint about the game's deceptive messaging to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office in the hopes that he would take action against the misleading campaign. Fortunately, he did.

It's Time for Action on Climate Change

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Eric T. Schneiderman

The bottom line is clear: Climate change is a reality, and it is having a real impact. While the need for a response is urgent in communities across the country, our leaders in Washington have failed to find a way past partisan gridlock and get something done.

On Climate and the Environment, New York Is Leading Where Washington Fails

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.04.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

Late last month, a stalled weather front dumped more than 13.5 inches of rain in a few hours on Long Island, flooding over 1,000 homes and businesses, opening massive sinkholes, and forcing hundreds to evacuate. That's almost as much rain as Long Island typically gets in an entire summer.

Map Illustrates Bank's Alleged Racist Mortgage Policies

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- New York state filed suit on Tuesday against a Buffalo-based bank for allegedly not making home loans in black neighborhoods. Evans Ban...

New York Set To Accuse Evans Bank Of Racist 'Redlining'

The New York Times | Jessica Silver-Greenberg | Posted 09.02.2014 | Business

Drawn in thick marker along the map of upstate New York, the line snaked down the Niagara River and zigzagged east to outline a swath of Buffalo and i...

Bank Of America Deal A Victory For New York Families

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.

Sharing is Caring. But Not in the Sharing Economy.

Brad Chase | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Brad Chase

The sharing economy is taking the world by storm -- creating multi-billion dollar companies overnight and inspiring millennial entrepreneurs to squeeze cash out of anything and everything they have lying around the house.

Fighting Back Against 'Hobby Lobby'

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement are being threatened by a radical right wing that seeks to roll back the progress we've made.

10 Firms Targeted In High-Speed Trading Probe

Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

(Refiles to correct spelling of Allston in fourth paragraph) By John McCrank NEW YORK, July 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Comm...

Airbnb Forced To Hand Over Anonymous User Records

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.23.2014 | Technology

Airbnb has announced it will turn over user data -- anonymized, for now -- to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. But if Schneiderman sus...