Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly delivered a press conference at City Hall this afternoon, revealing information about the Boston bombers' plans to come to New York City. Upon earlier information and belief, Dzhokar Tsarnaev said he had planned to come to New York to "party," but Bl ... More >>
Today, the Supreme Court will begin hearings on the cases pending constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8. It is the first legal step in a process that will end in June, when the Nine is expected to release its opinion to the public - one that could have drastic effects on the ri ... More >>
Nothing like a Presidential push to get the ball rolling.
Yesterday was the deadline for parties to file amicus curae briefs -- or "Here's what we think you should do" memos -- to the Supreme Court before the Nine hears the arguments facing DOMA and Prop 8 at the end of March. And, in this past wee ... More >>
Edith Windsor, the octogenarian lesbian widow who successfully sued the federal government for over chariging her $363,000 in estate taxes, wants to take her case to the Supreme Court.
According to a press release from the New York Civil Liberties Union, which is representing Windsor along with the ... More >>
Big brother just got a little bigger...Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced yesterday their agreement on a bill that would allow authorities to obtain the DNA of anyone convicted of a felony or a penal law misdemeanor and put it in a DNA databank that law enforcement officials ... More >>
Michael Cunningham was fired from his job at the New York Department of Labor in August 2010 after working for the state for 30 years. The D.O.L. suspected Cunningham of committing time-sheet violations and once they accrued enough evidence to confirm their suspensions they terminated his emp ... More >>
"I am only ashamed that I waited this many months to act. I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology."
Over the past few days, a remarkable letter was published in four parts at the blog of Marty Rathbun, a former high-level Scientology official who has left the church and no ... More >>
New York cops are accustomed to the stop-and-frisk, a casual maneuver in which they detain a citizen on the street, pat him down, and tell him to getouttahere or arrest him. Now, in a pilot program affecting Harlem, the South Bronx and East New York, they also issue their victims a palm card (in s ... More >>
Last weekend The Volokh Conspiracy did a three-part series on "the Nazification of the Bush Administration," recalling, TigerHawk said, the "tastelessness, shrillness, and sheer unhinged insanity" of liberals who called Bush a fascist. "As Obama Derangement Syndrome and condemnation thereof rise in ... More >>
The growing trend of prosecutors bringing child pornography charges against minors for posting nude pictures of themselves online gets noticed by the Daily News, which covers one such prosecution of a 14-year-old in Jersey. The case is notable for being the first one such to involve MySpace, and for ... More >>
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Gay sixth-grade teacher invites students to his commitment ceremony. Jesus freaks go nuts. One asks what woul ... More >>
Shortly after taking the oath of office, President Obama instructed military prosecutors to move for a 120-day suspension of proceedings against five Guantanamo inmates accused of planning the 9/11 attacks. The instruction is subject to judicial review. The President wants to use the time to study t ... More >>
Congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner stepped up his game this weekend. On Saturday he put out a release complaining that there are "109 Sex Offenders Living within 10 Blocks" of local YMCAs, YWCAs, YMHAs and YWHAs. His proposed solution is $100 million in federal funds for GPS tracking t ... More >>