Schneiderman issues statement on federal court decision enjoining health insurance company merger

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to enjoin the anticompetitive merger between insurance giants Anthem and Cigna. On July 21, 2016, Attorney General Schneiderman filed a joint lawsuit with the Department of Justice, ten other states, and the District […]

Schneiderman issues statement on Ninth Circuit ruling

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement:

“Today’s decision by the Ninth Circuit is a major victory for the rule of law and the fundamental American principle that no president is above the constitution. As my colleagues and I have argued in courts across the country, President Trump’s executive order […]

Schneiderman: 17 attorneys general file amicus brief in support of Virginia

New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, And Massachusetts Lead Coalition Of AGs In Support Of A Preliminary Injunction Enjoining The Executive Order Nationwide

Amicus Brief Builds On Another Brief Filed Earlier This Week In 9th Circuit, As Well As Other Legal Action By State Attorneys General –Including The Lawsuit Filed By NY AG Schneiderman In The […]

National Women’s Hall of Fame announce 2017 inductees

The National Women’s Hall of Fame announces its 2017 inductees. “We are pleased to add ten American women to the ranks of inductees whose leadership and achievements have changed the course of American history,” said Dr. Betty M. Bayer, the Hall’s Co-President and Professor of Women’s Studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The National […]

Schneiderman: Coalition of 16 attorneys general file amicus brief in support of Washington state

New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts Co-Author Brief Outlining Order’s Impact On Residents, Economies and Institutions

Amicus Brief Follows Other Legal Actions By State Attorneys General, Including Lawsuit Filed By NY AG Schneiderman In The Eastern District Of NY Last Week

Today, 16 attorneys general announced the filing of an amicus brief in support of […]

New York State Bar Association president issues statement on judicial independence and rule of law

New York State Bar Association President Claire P. Gutekunst issued the following statement Saturday, Feb. 4:

“The New York State Bar Association has long supported judicial independence as essential to maintaining the rule of law and protecting individual rights. An independent judiciary, able to make rulings based upon the law, rather than under pressure from […]

Griffo issues statement on Trump’s executive order on immigration

State Senator Joseph Griffo (R,C,I-Rome) released the following statement Tuesday discussing the latest developments concerning President Trump’s executive order on refugees:

Our imperfect immigration policy in the United States has been neglected for some time and has not always been given the attention it deserves, so accordingly I would agree that a review and […]

Statement from Tenney in response to Trump’s executive order

Claudia Tenney

Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order:

“The Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier have a rich history of welcoming immigrants from all over the world. Refugees have enriched our lives with their courage and shared dreams as new Americans. Thousands of individuals have […]

Schneiderman issues statements on Trump immigration ban

In Letter To Homeland Security Secretary And U.S. Customs And Border Protection Commissioner And Field Director, A.G. Schneiderman Notes Alarming Reports That Agencies Are Not Complying With Stay Ordered By Federal Judge Last Night A.G. Demands Update On How the Order Is Being Implemented, List Of All Individuals Still Detained Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman […]

Statement from Tenney on 115th Congress subcommittee assignments

Claudia Tenney

Tenney will serve on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Oversight and Investigation, and Monetary Policy and Trade

Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) announced her subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress. Claudia will serve on the House Financial Services subcommittees on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, Oversight and Investigation, and Monetary Policy and […]

Gillibrand statement on Trump’s action on immigration and refugees

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s action on immigration and refugees:

“I repeatedly urged the last administration to do more to confront the growing humanitarian crisis in Syria and accept more refugee families.

“But President Trump’s actions on immigration and refugees fly in […]

Schneiderman issues statement on Trump’s executive order regarding sanctuary cities

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s Executive Order regarding “sanctuary cities”:

“The President lacks the constitutional authority to cut off funding to states and cities simply because they have lawfully acted to protect immigrant families — as described in the legal guidance my office issued last week. […]