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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

New York State Is Pushing Back On Health Care Discrimination Against Transgender People

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

New York State is kicking off a health care initiative to improve services for transgender people, state officials announced Friday. “My office i...

Qui Tam, Anyone?

Joel Sucher | Posted 05.30.2015 | Politics
Joel Sucher

If New York AG Schneiderman's proposal becomes law it may create another lucrative revenue stream for potential do-gooders; one that may rival the New York State lottery in payouts.

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.

Christopher Mathias

UPS Illegally Shipped 136 Million Contraband Cigarettes In New York, Says New Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business

A new multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit alleges that UPS unlawfully shipped almost 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, undercutting a...

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.

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!"

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.

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.

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.

Sketchy Wall St. Practice Under Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business

March 18 (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether U.S. stock exchanges and alternative tradi...

Amanda Terkel

Major League Soccer Steps Up Efforts To Protect Gay Players

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.13.2014 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) announced Wednesday that Major League Soccer was launching an effort to protect current ...

Cuomo, Schneiderman Reach Crucial Agreement

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business

Jan 21 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Eric Schneiderman, the state's attorney general, have reached an agreement on how to divide a ...

Only Half Of Stop-And-Frisk Arrests Yield Convictions, Report Says

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Chris Francescani NEW YORK, Nov 14 (Reuters) - About half of New York City's police arrests using the controversial stop-and-frisk ...

Attorneys General Fight for Public Access in Nuclear Issues

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The Attorneys General of New York and Vermont have joined the fight against California's San Onofre nuclear power plant in an effort to stop federal regulators from erasing all record of a judicial ruling that the public has a right to intervene before major amendments are granted to an operating license.

Ryan Grim

Key Democrat Criticizes Obama Administration For Lacking 'Political Will'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has privately criticized the Obama administration and the Department of Justice for not aggr...

Bad News For S&P

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has kicked off an investigation into three major credit ratings agencies, according t...

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Groups Face Threat In New State

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In response to the massive increase in undisclosed "dark money" in the nation's elections, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman h...

Wells Fargo In Hot Water Over Sandy Policy

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

* Delays may violate mortgage settlement - attorney general * Bank says actions misinterpreted, it is helping customers ...

Barney Frank: JPMorgan Suit Shows 'No Good Deed Goes Unpunished'

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business

* JPMorgan sued over securities sold by Bear Stearns * Frank was chairman of House Financial Services Committee * Spitze...

Bank Faces Major Investigation Over Risky Mortgages

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business

* Bank investigated over risky mortgages it sold to investors * Justice Dept, NY AG probing actions - sources * U.S. au...

The One Big Thing Missing From the JPMorgan Chase Lawsuit

Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Eric Schneiderman's lawsuit against Bear Stearns and JPMorgan Chase over mortgage-backed securities is like London at the start of the zombie movie 28 Days Later: devoid of human life.

Columnist: New York AG's Suit Against JPMorgan 'Thoroughly Unimpressive'

Bloomberg | Jonathan Weil | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York

Is this the best that Eric Schneiderman has got? Yesterday, the New York attorney general filed a thoroughly unimpressive lawsuit against JPMorgan ...

Too Little, Too Late?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

Thing One: A Little Late, A Little Short: I know revenge is a dish best served cold, but this is getting ridiculous. New York Attorney General Eric...