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  • Democratic Attorneys General Seek to Intervene in Obamacare Case

    As published by Reuters, on May 18, 2017. More than a dozen Democratic attorneys general on Thursday sought to intervene to defend a key part of the Obamacare healthcare law – subsidy payments to insurance companies – which is under threat in a court case. The 16 attorneys general, led by California Attorney General Xavier […]

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  • Continuing New York’s Fight for Equality

    By Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. For a lot of New Yorkers, and LGBT people around the country, I know lately it’s felt like all the progress we’ve made together is under attack. I’m here to fight for you. That’s why yesterday, I led a group […]

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  • Attorneys General Fight Trump’s ‘Sanctuary City’ Threats

    As published by USA Today, on May 17, 2017. Attorneys general from five states and the District of Columbia are coordinating against President Trump’s push to punish cities that decline to assist federal immigration enforcers. The six Democrats, led by Eric Schneiderman of New York, have combined on a legal analysis that contends such “sanctuary […]

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  • Eric Schneiderman on Keeping Trump in Check and Maybe, Maybe, Investigating the Russian Ties

    As published by New York Magazine, on May 14, 2017. The evening that Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey, plunging Washington into chaos and possibly propelling the nation toward a constitutional crisis, the president’s most persistent legal antagonist was flying high above America. On a cross-country JetBlue flight, Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general of […]

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  • Jeff Sessions Memo Will Bring Back Drug War’s Mass Incarceration, Advocates Fear

    As published by Gothamist, on May 12, 2017. Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued a sweeping update to the Department of Justice’s criminal charging policy, one that has some New York officials and advocates fearful that the War on Drugs may be returning to levels not seen since the 1980s. In a brief-but-consequential memo released […]

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  • Trump Creates Voter-Fraud Panel That Critics Label a ‘Sham’

    As published by The Washington Post, on May 11, 2017. President Trump on Thursday launched a long-promised commission on “election integrity,” rekindling a controversy over the prevalence of voter fraud at U.S. polls. The commission, established by executive order, is the upshot of Trump’s unsubstantiated claim shortly after taking office that more than 3 million undocumented […]

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  • Ticket Reselling Companies Will Pay $4 Million In NY Settlement Over Ticket Bots

    As published by Gothamist, on May 11, 2017. Ah, the ticket bot, the online foe of the frustrated concertgoer who just wants to see L.C.D. Soundsystem’s “retirement show” or Hamilton or Phish, only to get stymied by ticket brokers flooding the line. Unlike you, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman can do more than just bellow at […]

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  • This Jewish Attorney General is Leading the Trump Resistance

    As published by JTA on May 9, 2017. It was nearly Passover and Eric Schneiderman, the New York state attorney general, paused to wish his fellow Jews the best for the holiday. “We are commanded not only to remember our story, but to imagine that we ourselves were enslaved in Egypt, and then freed – […]

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  • 100 Days of Fighting President Trump’s Radical Agenda

    By Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Today, as President Trump marks his 100th day in office, I want to update you on what my office has been doing to hold President Trump accountable and protect New Yorkers by standing up to defend our environment, our economy, and our constitutional rights. As New York’s chief law enforcement […]

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  • 52 People, Some Gang Members, Charged in Central NY Drug Trafficking Bust, AG Says

    As published by The Syracuse-Post Standard on April 27, 2017. More than 50 people have been charged in a wide-reaching drug crack down, facing charges ranging from conspiracy to murder to selling drugs, officials announced Thursday. In two separate indictments, the 52 people are facing charges for about 370 crimes, including operating as a major […]

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