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Manhattan District Attorney

DA Morgenthau Bids Farewell To Office Of 35 Years

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Robert Morgenthau has been cast in many roles during his decades in office. The inspiration for the district attorney on TV's "Law &...

Being Tough on Crime: Not a Winner in New York City DA's Race

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

If Cy Vance adopts a balanced approach to justice that incorporates compassion, he will go a long way. As for Judge Snyder, I bid her farewell and I wish her ride on a slow boat to China is a good one.

Brooke Astor's Will -- Does Mother Know Best, or Did Mother Get Bested?

Herb Nass | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Herb Nass

Regardless of the final verdict in the Astor case, estate matters should be left in the bailiwick of probate or surrogate's courts which have expertise in those type of matters.

Cy Vance, Newly Elected Manhattan DA, Shapes Agenda For Manhattan Office

The New York Law Journal | Noeleen G. Walder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Despite low voter turnout in Tuesday's Democratic primary, Cyrus R. Vance Jr. bested his two opponents in the race for Manhattan district attorney wit...

The Jury Is In: Cy Vance Wins DA Primary

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Defense lawyer and political scion Cy Vance is poised to become Manhattan's first new district attorney in 35 years after winning Tue...

"You can't play politics with people's lives."

Linda Fairstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Linda Fairstein

Leslie Crocker Snyder's vitriolic pandering is done with blatant disregard of the bedrock principles of our criminal justice system: the right of the accused to competent counsel and a vigorous defense.

Cy Vance Jr. Not Ready For Prime Time

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Whenever the Times, the News and the Post gang up to endorse the same policy or political candidate, something is amiss.

After 34 Years, Who Will Replace Morgenthau?

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — One is a former hard-nosed judge so known for her stiff sentences that drug dealers named a brand of heroin after her. Another enjoys...

Leslie Crocker Snyder Exposed

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

Here is a powerful and poignant video of Terrance Stevens slamming Leslie Crocker Snyder, who is running for Manhattan District Attorney.

Leslie Crocker Snyder's Unsavory Campaign Donors

Village Voice | By Camille Dodero (3:07PM 09/09) | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Judging people by the company they keep may not always be fair game, but it is fitting, on the eve of next week's primary, to take the measure of Lesl...

Trial and Error: Houston, We've Got a Problem

Lynne Glasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynne Glasner

As Morgenthau steps down as DA, one of the three primary contestants stands out. Richard Aborn has a track record of working for reform.

Leslie Crocker Snyder Should Not Be NYC's Next District Attorney

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

Crocker was a "hang em' high" judge who was infamous for handing out stiff drug sentences under the Rockefeller Drug Laws. I served a 15 to life sentence under those laws.

Candidates Drug Use Not A Deal Breaker, But Hypocrisy On Issue Should Be!

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tony Newman

We have two candidates running for District Attorney of Manhattan, one the of the most powerful law enforcement jobs in the country, admitting to cocaine use.

Candidates Talk Drugs, Exchange Blows In Manhattan DA Debate

New York Times | JOHN ELIGON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Leslie Crocker Snyder, a former judge making her second run for Manhattan district attorney, had the opening word on Tuesday night in the first televi...

Doubt and the Death Penalty

Cyrus Vance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cyrus Vance

Victims of crime deserve justice. Those who commit crimes must be held accountable for their actions. But just as we prosecute, we also must safeguard the rights of the innocent.

N.Y. Mortgage Fraud Ring Stole $102 Million From Banks: DA

AP | Samuel Maull | Posted 02.14.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Twenty-five people, including lawyers, bankers, mortgage brokers and appraisers, and a mortgage company have been charged with commit...

Guns in Church and the Myth of the NRA

Richard Aborn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Aborn

Did you see the story in today's New York Times about a pastor who is holding a "bring your gun to church day"? Outrageous. But the real thrust of t...

Morgenthau Endorses Cyrus Vance Jr. For District Attorney

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, who is retiring, is endorsing a former deputy in the race to replace him. Cyrus Vance...

Robert Morgenthau's Last Mission: Stop Leslie Crocker Snyder From Taking His Job

New York Magazine | Geoffrey Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

He does not mention her by name. In private, she is That Woman. Or she is Blondie. Say the poisonous syllables out loud--"Leslie Crocker Snyder"--loud...

Sotomayor Shaped By Gritty First Job In Manhattan DA's Office

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former New York police detective Chris Montanino remembers his frustration nearly three decades ago, when he was ready to go after child-porn distribu...