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The Time To Save Our NYC Parks Is Now

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 06.04.2015 | New York
Mark Ruffalo

What makes a park a park? Ordinarily, that might be a question for a New York dinner party. Today, it is an urgent legal question before the New York Court of Appeals. As a Villager, I'm naturally concerned that any of our local parks could be wiped out to make way for more construction. Overall, our city is park-starved.

Can You Define a "Basic" Education?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

My recent jury experience was a vivid reminder of one of the core purposes of schools, which is sometimes forgotten in all the talk about how important it is to prepare students for college and career training. That is to say, schools are an integral part of preparing students to take on the responsibilities of citizenship.

All Eyes Will Be on New York in 2014 When It Comes to Police Interrogations and False Confessions

Steve Drizin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

The New York Court of Appeals is a bellwether court, meaning that High Court's decisions in Aveni and Thomas are bound to have influence well beyond New York's borders. I'm hoping that the Court not only provides justice for Messrs. Aveni and Thomas, but crafts its decision in a way that helps to prevent future coerced and false confessions.

The 'Amazon Tax' Battle Heats Up

Reuters | Nanette Byrnes | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology

By Nanette Byrnes (Reuters) - Major online retailers Amazon.com Inc and Overstock.com on Wednesday told a New York state court that the...

Fair To Convict Millionaire Of Murder Without Finding Wife's Body Or Weapon?

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 11.11.2012 | Crime

ALBANY, N.Y. — A once-prominent auto dealer urged the top court in New York state on Tuesday to overturn his conviction for murdering his missin...

Court Rules Artist Doesn't Have To Pay Nine Years Of Rent

Posted 06.08.2012 | New York

A Brooklyn artist does not have to pay 9 years worth of rent-- roughly $60,000-- a New York court ruled Thursday, because the landlord did not bring h...

It's Now Legal To View Child Pornography Online In New York

Posted 05.10.2012 | New York

It is now not illegal to view child pornography on the internet in New York. The state's Court Of Appeals ruled Tuesday that simply looking at chi...

Jonathan Lippman Sets Liberal Course For New York Court Of Appeals

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson nominated Jonathan Lippman to head the New York Court of Appeals in January 2009, making him the chief judge of the state. The ...

Gay Marriage Hits Top Court: New York Court Of Appeals To Consider Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A Christian legal group seeking to stop New York agencies from recognizing same-sex marriages performed outside the state argued ...

Governor Paterson's New London

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

While considering a Nets arena in Brooklyn, Paterson ought to pay attention to the ugly eminent domain saga in New London. That so-called "economic development" is now acres of vacant lots.

NY Court Of Appeals To Hear Challenge to New Jersey Nets Arena Development

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's top court is set to consider whether the state had the authority to condemn property and force its sale to a developer...

Landlords With Tax-Breaks Can't Charge Luxury Rates: Court Ruling

nydailynews.com | Larry Mcshane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In a ruling that could affect 350,000 city tenants, the state's top court said Thursday that landlords getting tax breaks can't charge luxury rates fo...