Posts Tagged ‘legislation’

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Claims He Asked Vito Lopez to Resign

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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is now claiming he asked Assemblyman Vito Lopez to step down following accusations against him of sexual harassment in the workplace. These claims follow evidence in recent weeks Silver agreed to pay $100,000 to settle workplace harassment claims made against Lopez. Silver also stripped Lopez of his Assembly chairmanship, reports Gothamist.  [&hellip
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Supreme Court Ruling on Arizona’s Immigration Law not a Victory for Immigrant Communities

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On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that largely amends Arizona’s controversial 2010 anti-immigration law. However, despite ruling out several important elements, the court upheld the “show me your papers” provision, which authorizes police officers to operate random identity checks on “suspicious” persons. By Laurent Berstecher   The Court ruled out three key provisions [&hellip
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POL. PUSHES INNOCENCE BILL

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For those wrongfully convicted of a crime, a new state bill would establish “actual innocence” as a reason to vacate a prior conviction. State Sen. Eric Schneiderman, who chairs the committee on criminal justice matters, said the state is behind the curve on giving courts an opportunity to reverse convictions in cases without DNA evidence. [&hellip
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