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Is Sandra Lee sending "peace and loving healing" to Andrew Cuomo?

I'm reading "Andrew Cuomo ex Sandra Lee wishes ‘peace, healing’ after 2nd accuser steps forward" (NY Post):“Sending everyone peace and loving healing regards from Malibu! The best sunsets ever thank God for the Ocean!” Lee posted on Instagram Saturday night, alongside a photo of a beach. The post was made hours after The New York Times revealed [accusations from] Cuomo’s 25-year-old former aide, Charlotte Bennet, is accusing the 63-year-old governor of asking her inappropriate personal questions...
Tags: Food, Cake, Instagram, Law, Wikipedia, New York City, Food Network, New York Times, Ice Cream, Kwanzaa, Potatoes, Andrew Cuomo, Malibu, Cuomo, Anthony Bourdain, Lee


"His inappropriate gestures became more frequent. He gave roses to female staffers on Valentine’s Day and arranged to have one delivered to me..."

"... the only one on my floor. A signed photograph of the Governor appeared in my closed-door office while I was out. These were not-so-subtle reminders of the Governor exploiting the power dynamic with the women around him. In 2018, I was promoted to Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Special Advisor to the Governor. I initially turned the job down — not because I didn’t want the responsibility or work but because I didn’t want to be near him. I finally accepted the position at the G...
Tags: New York, Law, New York City, Andrew Cuomo, Economic Development, Cuomo, New Republic, Third Avenue, Ann Althouse, Alex Pareene, Lindsey Boylan, Stephanie Benton


Morning Docket: 02.23.21

* A lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of New York City fitness studios argues that exercise facilities should be allowed to operate despite COVID-19. Guess people soon might not have an excuse to stay away from the gym... [Pix 11] * The Supreme Court has declined to get involved in the defamation lawsuit Stormy Daniels filed against Donald Trump. [Forbes] * Two New York City lawyers, who allegedly torched an NYPD car last year, have purportedly been offered a plea deal. [New York Post] ...
Tags: New York Post, Supreme Court, Law, California, New York City, Starbucks, Nypd, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Forbes, HARRIS, Stormy Daniels, Newsday, Morning Docket, COVID-19, Juris Lab


Supreme court rejects Trump bid to block tax records from prosecutor

Court’s order is a win for the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr, who has been seeking Trump’s tax records since 2019US politics – live coverageIn a significant defeat for Donald Trump, the supreme court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a prosecutor in New York City. Related: Trump to tell CPAC he is Republican 'presumptive 2024 nominee' – report Continue reading...
Tags: New York, Law, New York City, World news, US news, Manhattan, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, CPAC, Cyrus Vance Jr, Law (US


A botched wire transfer resulted in 'one of the biggest blunders in banking history.' Here are 4 key takeaways from Citigroup's $893 million mistake.

Citi trader Thomas Ferrigno works in his company's booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 27, 2016. Brendan McDermid/Reuters A federal judge ruled on Tuesday Citigroup would not be able to recoup its $501 million mistake. The New York judge's ruling calls the accident "one of the biggest blunders in banking history." We read through the 101-page court document to find four key takeaways. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: New York, News, Law, Finance, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, Banking, Citigroup, Bank, Lending, Citibank, Nyse, Citi, Creditors, Brendan McDermid Reuters


Notable new press report on accounts of recent federal execution particulars

The AP has this notable new story, headlined "Executioners sanitized accounts of deaths in federal cases."  Here is how it gets started: Executioners who put 13 inmates to death in the last months of the Trump administration likened the process of dying by lethal injection to falling asleep and called gurneys “beds” and final breaths “snores.”  But those tranquil accounts are at odds with reports by The Associated Press and other media witnesses of how prisoners’ stomachs rolled, shook and shud...
Tags: Law, New York City, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Williams, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Jeffrey Epstein, Terre Haute Indiana, Eric Williams, Douglas A Berman, Lecroy


The NYT tells its readers about the woes of life in a "tiny home" during the lockdown...

 ... in And the 2 top-rated comments are:I've got news for you: most NYC apartments don't have the storage for weeks of supplies, either. And:Hooray for Ms. Jacques' and her children and how they are managing in their tiny home. As a former apartment dweller in New York City, I thought I'd mention that many a New Yorker would kill to have that kind of 660-square foot space...and with a loft!The article uses the term "tiny home" to refer to all sorts of abodes — a converted "cargo trailer," a t...
Tags: Travel, Real Estate, Law, New York City, Bob Dylan, Language, Tiny House, Trump, Judas Priest, Dylan, Jacques, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus


"Some owners even chose to be buried at the pet cemetery, since they could not be buried alongside their pets at human cemeteries..."

"'It was so important for some people that they stay together that they decided to be interred in a pet cemetery.'" From (NYT).  The quote is from Allison C. Meier, "a writer and licensed New York City sightseeing guide who gives tours of the city’s cemeteries."  Another quote from Meier: "The way that people refer to their pets changes. On a lot of old dog graves, they call them a gentleman — like, 'He’s a great gentleman. He lived like a gentleman.'" The original meaning of "gentl...
Tags: Law, Dogs, New York City, Language, Names, Cemeteries, Meier, Ann Althouse, Allison C Meier


Digested week: falling ice, and other perils of New York's high life | Emma Brockes

This week, while most New Yorkers feared death by icefall, others had more rarefied concernsIn his novel Upstate, the critic and novelist James Wood characterises the experience of walking through New York City as a feeling, mild but insistent, “that something is going to fall on my head”. In the summer, traditionally, the threat is from air conditioning units. (The Village Voice, Gawker, and the New York Times have all looked into this urban legend over the years, without coming up with much da...
Tags: Health, New York, Media, Film, New York City, Society, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Culture, New York Times, Bill De Blasio, Angelina Jolie, US weather, Vaccines and immunisation, Golden Globes, Gawker


Is it ever okay to enjoy the suffering of others?

"The nearly 1,400-foot tower at 432 Park Avenue, briefly the tallest residential building in the world, was the pinnacle of New York’s luxury condo boom half a decade ago, fueled largely by foreign buyers seeking discretion and big returns.... [Now, t]he claims include: millions of dollars of water damage from plumbing and mechanical issues; frequent elevator malfunctions; and walls that creak like the galley of a ship — all of which may be connected to the building’s main selling point: its imm...
Tags: New York, Law, NYC, New York City, Wealth, Architecture, Hearing, Central Park, Park Avenue, Ann Althouse


"When I saw people putting in their windows, it just felt like this fluffy, billowing feeling of potential and growth and things happening again."

Said Angelica Palmer, quoted in "Can Cute Windows Resurrect a Depressed Town in Upstate New York?/A project in Cherry Valley, a longtime artists’ haven, is brightening storefronts and telling the world, 'We’re still here!'" (NYT).  [O]ver the last eight weeks, several hundred people have come to Cherry Valley to see the windows and visit the pop-up boutiques, traveling from Cooperstown, Sharon Springs, Albany, even New York City. It’s premature to suggest that this small number of visitors would...
Tags: Travel, Art, New York, Shopping, Law, New York City, Cherry Valley, Upstate New York, Ann Althouse, Angelica Palmer, Cooperstown Sharon Springs Albany, Cherry Valley Instagram


"Do not nod along when you hear the following: That Abraham Lincoln’s name on a public school or his likeness on a statue is white supremacy."

"(It is not; he is a hero.) That separating people into racial affinity groups is progressive. (It is a form of segregation.) That looting has no victims (untrue) and that small-business owners can cope anyway because they have insurance (nonsense). That any disparity of outcome is evidence of systemic oppression (false). That America is evil. (It is the last hope on Earth.)"  From "10 ways to fight back against woke culture" by Bari Weiss (NY Post).  You can read the list for yourself. It'...
Tags: Law, New York City, America, New York Times, Lincoln, John Crace, Abraham Lincoln, Peterson, Weiss, Ann Althouse, Clear Speech, Bari Weiss, Jordan Peterson, Cancel Culture, Bari Weiss NY Post, Yale Getting


Legaltech Moves: Brightflag, Lexicon, dealcloser, Hanzo and Feit

Here is a round-up of recent moves in the legal technology world. New Marketing VP at Brightflag In the wake of a $28 million investment in December, Brightflag, an AI-powered spend and matter management platform for corporate legal departments, has named Jill Altruda as vice president of marketing, where she will direct global marketing strategy, customer acquisition and customer communications. Before joining Brightflag, Altruda led product marketing for supply chain company LLamasoft throug...
Tags: Law, New York City, Uncategorized, Canada, Proquest, St Louis, Thomson Reuters, Clio, Newton, Moser, Leonard, Emerson Electric, Feit, LAC Group, Truven Health Analytics, Rocketrip


Prosecutors can cite previous incidents in case against cop charged with murdering George Floyd, judge rules

A mural painted by artist Kenny Altidor depicting George Floyd is unveiled on a sidewall of CTown Supermarket on July 13, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. Stephanie Keith/Getty Images A judge ruled that Derek Chauvin's past is relevant in the case over the killing of George Floyd. The former police officer has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. Prosecutors accuse him of using excessive force in previous run-ins with civilians. Visit Business Insider's homep...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Minneapolis, New York City, Trends, Brooklyn, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Star Tribune, Floyd, Cahill, Chauvin, Peter Cahill, Stephanie Keith Getty, Hennepin County District


"[I]t was clear that he was getting input from people who were calling him up, I don’t know who, people he knew from business, saying, 'Hey, I heard about this drug, isn’t it great?' or..."

"... 'Boy, this convalescent plasma is really phenomenal.' And I would try to, you know, calmly explain that you find out if something works by doing an appropriate clinical trial; you get the information, you give it a peer review. And he’d say, 'Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, this stuff really works.' He would take just as seriously their opinion — based on no data, just anecdote — that something might really be important. It wasn’t just hydroxychloroquine, it was a variety of alternative-med...
Tags: New York, Law, Drugs, White House, New York City, Alternative Medicine, Bad Science, Anthony Fauci, Tony, Donald J Trump, Oval Office, Anthony S Fauci, Fauci, Ann Althouse, President Trump, Coronavirus


Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Tuesday’s relists Not much is happening in D.C. right , so what can the Supreme Court do to give us a break from the tedium of endless ? How about keeping all of last week’s 10 new relists around another week — and adding 10 more new relists! The court won’t be meeting in conference for four weeks after this Friday. But with so many relists primed to grant, the court may make substantial inroads on filling its fall argument calendar on the next order list. Seven of this wee...
Tags: Health, New York, Texas, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Washington, Oregon, New York City, Dhs, Pennsylvania, United States, Hawaii


"As mayor, I will regularly get around the city by subway, bus, or bike, because that’s the way most New Yorkers get around..."

"... and that’s how I’ve been getting around for 25 years. I will build bus rapid transit networks like the 14th street busway in every borough. I will have a fully electric bus system by 2030. [inaudible 00:10:59] electric buses. New York can move our people around in a way that’s sustainable for our neighborhoods and our planet. Building this forward-thinking transit network will require municipal control of the city’s subways and buses. As mayor, I will fight to get control of our subways and...
Tags: New York, Law, NYC, New York City, Buses, Ann Althouse, Andrew Yang


Argument analysis: Justices weigh mootness after change in government policy in cases seeking nominal damages

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday in the case of a Georgia student who was stopped from handing out religious literature and speaking about his faith on the campus of his public college. The student, Chike Uzuegbunam, argued that the college’s policies violated the First Amendment, but shortly after the lawsuit was filed the college changed its policies to allow students to generally speak anywhere on campus without a permit. The question before the court on Tuesday in Uzuegbunam ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Taylor Swift, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Bradford, Swift, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Howe


P-82 Reveals One Pilot’s Remarkable Story

As it would any dedicated aviation geek, the photo of the P-82 Twin Mustang with Betty Jo emblazoned on its nose at the start of a New York Time’s obituary caught my attention. So did the headline, “Robert Thacker, 102, Dies; Survived Pearl Harbor to Fly in 3 Wars.” The subhead only added to my confusion. “This unarmed bomber was caught in the thick of Japan’s attack. He went on to fly some 80 missions in World War II and to become a record-setting test pilot.” Okay, so what does that have to d...
Tags: Japan, New York, California, New York City, America, History, Military, Hawaii, Korea, Marine Corps, World War Ii, Aviation, Vietnam, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Model Aircraft


Case preview: Justices to consider effect of change in government policy on cases seeking symbolic damages

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Tuesday in a case questioning whether a lawsuit seeking only symbolic damages can go forward after the government changes the unconstitutional policy being challenged, or whether the case is instead moot – that is, no longer a live controversy. The issue comes to the justices in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, a dispute over religious speech on the grounds of a Georgia college, but the court’s ruling could have implications well beyond academia. Backgrou...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Bradford, Roy Moore, Howe, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Lawrenceville, Clarence Thomas, Alabama Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Georgia Gwinnett College


The social determinants of health, explained

Social determinants of health, such as income and access to healthy food, affect well-being long before people may enter medical facilities. They're one reason neighborhoods in the same city can maintain life expectancy gaps larger than a decade. With growing awareness of how societal ills determine health, medical professionals and their partners are devising more holistic approaches to health. New York City is a vibrant, vivacious city. No one knows this better than the people who live on...
Tags: Health, Government, New York City, Society, Poverty, Policy, Chicago, Brooklyn, United States, Innovation, Manhattan, Health Care, OECD, Upper East Side, Inequality, Central Park


The Supreme Court and the president’s pardon power

The Constitution gives the president the power “to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of impeachment.” In the days before Christmas, President Donald Trump used this power to pardon or commute the sentences of over 40 people, including Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager; Charles Kushner, the father of Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner; Roger Stone, who was convicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller of obstruction of justic...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, New York City, United States, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Trump, Roger Stone, Gamble, Howe, Richard Nixon, Andrew Johnson, Rudolph Giuliani


20 For 2020: The Legal Tech Trends that Defined the Year

Whoa, what the f*&% just happened? This was a year few of us will ever forget. It brought untold hardships for many and unfamiliar challenges for all of us. To those who suffered losses of loved ones or illness, to those who lost their jobs or their homes, to any and all who suffered scars this year, I offer my heartfelt condolences. But in the world of legal technology and innovation, the phrase I heard often repeated this year was “silver lining.” It was a silver lining in the form of an accel...
Tags: Utah, New York, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, California, Massachusetts, New York City, Israel, Uncategorized, America, San Francisco, United States, Arizona, New Zealand, Wisconsin


Morning Docket: 12.29.20

* A new lawsuit alleges that New York City restaurants should be open for indoor dining because this "saves lives." Since I can't cook for my life, I might agree... [New York Post] * A Connecticut lawyer allegedly shot his wife on Christmas Day and then killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide. [Connecticut Law Tribune] * The New York Attorney General is warning of COVID-19 vaccine scams. [Rochester Democrat & Chronicle] * California is now allowing lawsuits for emotional distress even...
Tags: New York Post, Law, California, New York City, Netflix, Connecticut, North Carolina, The Goonies, San Francisco Chronicle, Outer Banks, Connecticut Law Tribune, Goonies, Morning Docket, New York Attorney General, Rochester Democrat Chronicle


When NYC Vaccinated 5 Million People In Two Weeks

The New York Times has a very moving article about New York City's Smallpox scare of 1947, and how the city rose to the occasion, vaccinating more than 5 million people in 2 weeks and 6.5 million people in under a month. Smallpox was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, New York City, New York Times, NYC Vaccinated


Five random thoughts and a minor boast

Apropos of nothing, here are five random thoughts and a minor boast.1. Say what you will about the "defund" message, but there's more activity going on around the state regarding police reform, not to mention more bills filed on the topic at the Texas Legislature, than at any time this century. None of it would be happening if it weren't for the protests this summer. It's easy to forget that this time two years ago, the reform movement was more or less dead in the water.2. On top of COVID and ev...
Tags: Texas, Law, New York City, Karen, Gop, Willie Nelson, Texas Rangers, Houston Chronicle, Nieman Labs, Brown County, Austin Chronicle, Texas Legislature, DALHART, Shaver, Gritsforbreakfast, Texas Observer


Dispatch 54: Gary Miller Drove from Texas to D.C. to rip down this sign

15 December 2020Washington, D.C. An unedited Yon-Genre mind dump: Situation: I made this video Saturday, 12 December 2020. Or, possibly it was after midnight and early morning 13 December. Gary Miller drove all the way from Texas to D.C. to use a fishing rod to cast a line over the Black Lives Matter gang-propaganda, and to hoist a rope to rip it down. There were multiple rallies starting on Saturday morning in Washington, D.C. I was there. The President flew over by helicopter. I ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, California, Washington, China, New York City, America, San Francisco, Atlanta, Paypal, Canada, Atlantic, Military, United States, Taliban


Morning Docket: 12.09.20

* A company that makes a law firm performance review platform has hired its first general counsel. Wonder how they'll track his performance... [Corporate Counsel] * A new lawsuit alleges that an Illinois funeral home gave out the wrong ashes to family members of the deceased. [Insurance Journal] * A lawyer for President Trump has been sued for saying that a former cybersecurity chief should be shot for statements made about the election. [Bloomberg Law] * Check out this New York City lawyer...
Tags: New York, Law, New York City, House Of Cards, Fox News, Santa, Illinois, General Counsel, Trump, Elf, Mike Pence, Insurance Journal, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, New York Attorney General, President Trump


Firearms Policy Coalition Adds Attorney Anthony Miranda to Team

Anthony Miranda host of Armed Scholar is joining the FPC team. IMG Armed Scholar U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Yesterday, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced that attorney Anthony Miranda, founder of the popular Armed Scholar channel on YouTube and other social media platforms, has joined the FPC Law team. Miranda joins FPC Law’s first and only dedicated Second Amendment legal and research program in the United States. Beginning immediately, Miranda’s work will focus on expanding FPC’s constit...
Tags: Guns, Law, Youtube, New York City, Pennsylvania, United States, Miranda, Call, Bennett, Reese, Lara, Greco, FPC, Allegheny County, Firearms Policy Coalition, BATFE


"Behind the frustration with 'The Crown' is a recognition that, right or wrong, its version of the royal family is likely to serve as the go-to narrative for a generation of viewers..."

"... particularly young ones, who do not remember the 1980s, let alone the more distant events covered in earlier seasons. 'They’ll watch it and think this is the way it was,' said Dickie Arbiter, who served as a press secretary to the queen from 1988 to 2000. He took issue with parts of the plot, including a scene in which aides to Charles question Diana about whether she is mentally stable enough to travel alone to New York City. 'I was actually at that meeting,' Mr. Arbiter said. 'No courtier...
Tags: Law, Fiction, New York City, Journalism, History, Netflix, Princess Diana, Diana, Charles, Royalty, Gestures, Mrs Thatcher, Ann Althouse, The Crown, Charles Diana, Penny Junor



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