June 19, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 19, 2007, the New York State Assembly voted 85-61 to pass a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill was proposed in April 2007 by Governor Eliot Spitzer. The bill went on to be defeated in the New York State Senate. A similar measure was again passed by the Assembly in 2009 after it ...[read more]
May 13, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The New York State Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow same-sex marriages to be performed in the state. The legislation, which was introduced last month by New York Governor David Paterson, passed by a vote of 89-52. The assembly passed a similar measure in 2007, and five members ...[read more]
July 2, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
A divison of the New York State Supreme Courtdismissed remaining charges against former New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) CEO Richard Grasso on Tuesday. Former NY Attorney General Eliot Spitzer had brought six charges against Grasso over his controversial $187.5 million compensation package from... ...[read more]
March 12, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts
The resignation of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer Wednesday following disclosure of his involvement with a prostitution ring subject to a federal wiretap has interrupted and potentially compromised a series of law reform initiatives championed by the former state attorney general. Among the most ...[read more]
June 20, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The New York State Assembly Tuesday passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage following three hours of often emotional debate. The bill was proposed in April by New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, and was sponsored in the Assembly by gay Assemblymember Daniel O'Donnell, brother of talk show hos... ...[read more]
May 30, 2007
by Brett Murphy
Former FBI Director William S. Sessions Wednesday applauded recent efforts to extend DNA testing, especially for the benefit of prisoners facing the death penalty. In a JURIST op-ed, Sessions said that a proposal by New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) to expand New York's DNA database and an Ohio Su... ...[read more]
May 30, 2007
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Special Guest Columnist and former FBI Director William S. Sessions says that Governor Eliot Spitzer's recent proposal to expand the New York DNA database and an Ohio Supreme Court ruling liberalizing DNA testing for inmates should be welcomed as necessary and overdue efforts to protect ...[read more]
May 24, 2007
by Michael Sung
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) and State Insurance Superintendent Eric R. Dinallo announced Wednesday that Silverstein Properties, which owns a 99-year lease of the World Trade Center site, has settled all outstanding insurance claims with seven insurance companies at a price of $2 billion ...[read more]
May 8, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A New York appeals court Tuesday dismissed four of six claims against former New York Stock Exchange chairman Richard Grasso, finding they were not within the New York attorney general's authority to bring. Grasso was forced out of the stock exchange in 2003 following a public outcry over his ... ...[read more]
April 27, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer (D) introduced a bill Friday to legalize gay marriage in New York. In a press release, Spitzer said :Under current law, partners unable to enter into a civil marriage- and their children- lack legal protections taken for granted by married couples. In such areas as... ...[read more]

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