The legal aftermath of of the NYPD's crackdown on street protest over the past year continues to unfold, with another lawsuit filed against the department in federal court.
The most recent suit is filed by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund on behalf of two protesters, Johanne Sterling and Josh ... More >>
A newly released report by human rights lawyers documents widespread police abuse of the rights of Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Over 195 pages, the report offers the most detailed and comprehensive accounting yet of the New York Police Department's response to the Occupy Wall Street movement, fro ... More >>
Beijing might have us beat in regards to population and the Olympics opening ceremony but there's no place like New York. And the blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng will soon discover that.This morning, the controversial figure who has given American diplomats a few headaches in past weeks board ... More >>
According to a damning new report from the Democracy Program at NYU's Brennan Center for Justice, thousands of New York votes were voided in the 2010 elections because people were confused by the optical scan voting machine's instructions. The study says that across New York State, 20,000 votes for ... More >>
A new report out of the NYU Law School slams the feds and the NYPD for conduct in three recent terrorism cases, saying that the government should end the practice of sending "paid informants into Muslim communities or families without any particularized suspicion of criminal activity."
The ... More >>
It's Eliot Spitzer in Surround-Sound these days. Between the book ("Rough Justice"),the movie (Alex Gibney doc, unfinished cut), and the big Times interview this weekend in which the ex-gov savaged his would-be successor, Andrew Cuomo, it's All Spitzer, All the Time. Which is clearly how the ... More >>
Another sign that David Paterson's refusal to quit his day job and go home to his Lenox Terrace apartment is driving reasonable people insane appears in Mike Lupica's Monday political column in the Daily News.
All is well and good as Lupica The Lip declares that Paterson needs to quit. Then, ... More >>
Dr. Li-Ann Thio, the Singaporean human rights expert retained by NYU Law School whose strong anti-gay-rights sentiments were noted here yesterday, has withdrawn and will not teach here in the fall. NYU Law cites "the atmosphere of hostility by some members of our community towards her views and by t ... More >>
The next time your conservative friends tell you that all our New York professors are homo-loving commies, you tell them about Dr. Li-Ann Thio, a visiting Professor at the NYU Law School. As a nominated member of Parliament of Singapore, Dr. Thio in 2007 delivered a stemwinding defense of Section 37 ... More >>
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We caught up with Reverend Billy, the Green Party candidate for Mayor of New York we interviewed in April, and asked how the campaign was going.
We're in the third act of this drama. The opening act was orientation -- the whole world of politics, a steep learning cur ... More >>