On Friday, Alex Rodriguez filed a complaint against Major League Baseball, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and Bud Selig himself claiming, among other things, that they "engaged in tortious and egregious conduct with one, and only one, goal: to improperly marshal evidence that they hope t ... More >>
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More weed news from the West Coast: A federal court in California just ruled 2-1 that cities can ban medical marijuana dispensaries -- and that doing so doesn't violate the Americans With Disabilities Act. As detailed by the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco's Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appea ... More >>
There are fewer than 24 hours to go before Occupy Wall Street activists, unions, and immigrant groups launch a day-long series of protests that may well constitute some of the largest demonstrations in the city's recent history. All indications are that the police are getting ready too: large group ... More >>
There were two notable things that jumped out at us yesterday as the Obama administration challenged Arizona's controversial immigration law SB 1070 before the Supreme Court. First of all, who the hell in the Obama administration let Solicitor General Donald Verrilli anywhere near the Supreme Cour ... More >>
America, fuck no! Runnin' Scared recently brought you news of the damning 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision that OKs strip searches for any offense -- even something so minor as an unpaid parking ticket. Yes, it is absurd -- and just plain wrong -- that jailers can now make inmates undergo cavity ... More >>
In a dramatic reversal of his previous stance, President Obama announced late on Monday that his re-election campaign would begin accepting fundraising money from Priorities USA Action, a super PAC. Obama had previously stated that, because he opposes the Citizens United ruling that makes unc ... More >>
The California Supreme Court ruled today that opponents who sued to appeal U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's 2010 ruling, which found Prop 8 to be unconstitutional, have "standing" to do so. Walker's ruling in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger would have, effectively, allowed same-sex marri ... More >>
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly issued an order this week telling cops that they can't arrest people for loitering anymore. The loitering statute was actually struck down way back in 1983 by a federal judge, whose opinion was bolstered by subsequent rulings which found the law unconstitutional ... More >>
It's been quite a summer for the Federal Courts as they've stepped in yet again on behalf of equal rights for gay Americans. After a Federal District Court in San Francisco ruled Proposition 8 was unconstitutional last month, a Federal District Court in Riverside, CA ruled last night that the U.S. m ... More >>
State senate Democrats got Appellate Division Justice Karen Peters to give them a temporary restraining order against Pedro Espada and the new state senate Republican majority. The Republicans are enjoined from doing senate business (not that they've been doing any so far), and Espada from acting as ... More >>
John "Junior" Gotti's mom cut loose with some down and dirty Howard Beach talk at a hearing in Manhattan federal court this morning where her number one son is up for yet another murder conspiracy trial. "Why don't you just hang him now?" Victoria Gotti yelped from her spot a few rows behind her son ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. June 28, 1962, Vol. VII, No. 36 School Prayer Unconstitutional Monday's Supreme Court decision declaring recitation of the New York State Regents' prayer in the public schools unconstitutional was largely due to the efforts of two Villagers ... More >>
What better way to start the new year than with another round of fraud, insider trading and greed? A Manhattan federal judge certainly didn’t disappoint, slapping the Staten Island commodities trading company Richmond Global Entities with $3.4 million in fines and sanctions. It seems that startin ... More >>
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No studies have offered conclusive evidence that metal bats pose more of a danger than wooden ones. A federal judge has cleared the way for the City Council's ban on metal bats in high school baseball. The prohibition, the first of kind in the country, can now take effect on Saturday. According t ... More >>
(Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Howard Ruditzky Photo by Rick Kopstein) In a Village Voice exclusive, investigative reporter Wayne Barrett reveals that in Brooklyn politics, a State Supreme Court judgeship can be bought—for a kind of funny price. Barrett writes that there's big trouble ahead fo ... More >>
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