We wrote in last week's cover story about the brewing faculty rebellion at NYU driven in part by the school's ambitious plans to expand its footprint in Greenwich Village. But the fight against the 2031 plan, as it's known, extends beyond the no-confidence vote scheduled for next month. It's also be ... More >>
Bernie Kerik titled his best-selling 2001 autobiography "The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice" and you have to admit he has lived up to this creed, if not exactly the way he intended.
The ex-police commissioner, having lost his way on the path to law enforcement stardom, awoke this morn ... More >>
So much for the sensational scandal we were promised by former Giuliani deputy Randy Mastro in his blockbuster lawsuit against the campaign of rookie Staten Island councilwoman Debi Rose (pictured) and her Working Families Party allies.
A settlement will be announced in court tomorrow, source ... More >>
The suit brought by Randy Mastro and others against Data and Field Services, accusing DFS of providing (and Staten Island councimember Debi Rose, pictured, of accepting) in-kind contributions to Working Families Party in the form of discounted campaign work, went to trial yesterday in Staten Island ... More >>
Remember when Randy Mastro and some Staten Island voters sued because they said Data and Field Services had willfully undercharged Working Families Party candidate Debi Rose, and thereby injured the voters' rights? WFP's now getting more heat of a similar nature.
Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed ... More >>
As previously noted, the feds have sent subpoenas to local politicians in furtherance of their investigation of the Working Families Party and Data and Field Services, who have been accused of financial improprieties in the last election. (Councilmember-elect Brad Lander just revealed that he got o ... More >>
Remember when we said that the Randy Mastro suit against the Working Families Party, charging they gave the Debi Rose campaign improper favors via Data and Field Services undercharges, might precipitate an attempt to revive the campaign of Ken Mitchell? Mitchell was defeated by Rose in the Democrati ... More >>
(Update: Dan Levitan of WFP has something to say about the "discounts," below the fold.) We've mentioned Data and Field Services, the election support outfit that was criticized by the Campaign Finance Board for giving discounts -- essentially in-kind contributions -- to Working Families Party candi ... More >>
Another term limits extension challenge has been defeated: Yesterday the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to intervene in a suit against Mayor Bloomberg's third term shenanigans. This was an appeal of a lower court ruling against the suit earlier this month.
As Elizabeth Dwoskin reported ... More >>
afternoon, the Justice Department shot down one of the last legal
challenges to Mayor Mike Bloomberg's controversial term limits extension. In a fifty-page
appeal, lawmakers and civil rights groups had asked the federal
government last month to consider the term limits extension a
violatio ... More >>
After losing their federal lawsuit challenging the City Council's right to overturn term limits for Mayor Bloomberg, advocates are turning to the federal government.
Last month veteran civil rights attorney (and current candidate for public advocate) Norman Siegel, along with the corporate law fir ... More >>
With Governor Paterson at a low ebb and Kirsten Gillibrand's future popularity under the manipulation of New York's Democratic elite (and others) uncertain, some noise is being made for the return of Rudolph Giuliani. Randy Mastro, Giuliani's former deputy mayor and close aide, told the Observer, "I ... More >>
One of the court cases over the Bloomberg third term bid that was approved by the city council in October got underway yesterday in Brooklyn, where attorney and former Giuliani chief of staff Randy Mastro told a judge the city council vote that overturned two referenda was "unconstitutional and ille ... More >>