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Teaching and Electioneering Don't Mix, Court Finds

Feb 09, 2010

from photo (cc) flcker/baklein62 Public school teachers have constitutional rights to wear political buttons while in school, according to the United Federation of Teachers. But not according to the United


Courts Consider When a Rioter Stops Rioting

Dec 02, 2009

from photo (cc) Oquendo In the city of parades, the chain of events sparked by the parade that was like no other may finally be ending -- nine years later. The


Crime Falls, but Why -- and at What Cost?

Oct 14, 2009

Photo (cc) Marcos Vasconcelos Photography This is one in a series, to run between now and Election Day, examining Mayor Michael Bloomberg's record in key areas. For more on the mayor's


New Law Protects Assets During Divorce

Sep 23, 2009

Photo (cc) Angela Rutherford The mere mention or even the thought of divorce often sets off a race to the bank with each spouse trying to get hold of assets ahead


A Legal Victory for Tenants

Jul 21, 2009

Photo (cc) sardinista "Your aged parents or your home" is not a choice anyone would want to face, especially when your parents are 78 and 80, and your New York apartment