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  • New York attorney general bids to become Trump’s No. 1 enemy

    As published by Salon on February 20th, 2017. More than most, Eric Schneiderman understands the risks of taking on Donald Trump. New York’s attorney general was a target of Trump’s Twitter feed years before the president’s assaults on “Little Marco” Rubio or “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz. He was once depicted as a deranged Clockwork Orange character […]

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  • How Attorneys General Became Democrats’ Bulwark Against Trump

    As published by the New York Times on February 6, 2017 The three Democratic lawyers met over dinner in a cavernous hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., picking at seafood as they discussed how to take on President Trump: Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general of New York; Josh Shapiro, his counterpart in Pennsylvania; and Xavier […]

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  • Will This Man Take Down Donald Trump?

    As published by POLITICO on February 3, 2017. “I like you. You and me, we’re going to be best friends.” It is early January, and Eric Schneiderman is sitting in his 25th-floor office above Lower Manhattan, doing his best Donald Trump impression, puckering his lips into a duck face, scrunching up his nose and lowering […]

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  • New York will never submit to President Trump’s immigration rhetoric

    As published by the NY Daily News on January 25, 2017. Written by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. President Trump just threatened to cut off federal funds to cities that have tried to protect immigrant communities from potentially abusive federal immigration enforcement practices, saying that they are “willfully” violating federal law and “causing harm to the American people.” […]

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  • Anthem to change opioid treatment policy under deal with NY regulators

    As published by USA Today on January 19, 2017. Anthem, the nation’s second-largest insurance company, has ended its policy of pre-authorizations for drugs to treat opioid use disorder following an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, his office said Thursday. The agreement, which affects Anthem plans across the United States and Empire Blue Cross Blue […]

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  • Insurance equality? States push for cost-free vasectomies

    As published by the Washington Post on January 18, 2017. Call it contraception equality. Vasectomies, which are not covered under President Barack Obama’s health care law, are increasingly being included in state measures that would require insurers to provide cost-free coverage of birth control. Backers of laws and proposals in such states as Illinois, Vermont, […]

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  • Schneiderman urges Senate to oppose Jeff Sessions for U.S. attorney general

    As published by the Auburn Citizen on January 18, 2017. A coalition of attorneys general from five states and the District of Columbia — all Democrats — are urging the U.S. Senate to reject Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general. The group, which includes New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, sent […]

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  • In message to GOP, Assembly passes two reproductive rights bills

    As published by the Albany TimesUnion on January 17, 2017. Backed by a large number of his Democratic conference and advocates, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie on Tuesday afternoon warned of “a slow and steady erosion” of reproductive rights as he announced that the chamber would pass two measures designed to protect abortion availability and enhance […]

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  • Will States Take Up the Mantle of Worker Protection?

    As published by The Atlantic on January 17, 2017. Since November’s election, labor advocates have been bracing themselves for an administration they fear will be kinder to owners than to workers. One of the clearest signs that the Department of Labor is set to switch gears: Andy Puzder, the CEO of fast-food company CKE Restaurants, […]

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  • AG, N. Babylon district agree on immigrant enrollment

    As published by Newsday on January 12, 2017. North Babylon schools will enact new measures designed to protect the rights of immigrant students trying to enroll, under an agreement reached with the state attorney general. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office began investigating the North Babylon district in August after receiving a complaint that the […]

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