New York City Considers Facial Recognition Bill — Will New York Be the Next Forum for Biometric Privacy Litigation?

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25, 2019) , it is worth remembering that late last year, New York City Council members Ritchie Torres (and additional co-sponsors) introduced a bill for the city council to consider that would regulate the use of biometric technology in New York City. If enacted, this bill could lead to a deluge of individual and class action suits in New York based on biometric activity. In light of the recent decision by the Illinois Supreme Court in Rosenbach v.

U.S. Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak - The New York Times

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Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak - The New York Times

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Voters Say Black Lives Matter Protests Were Important. They Disagree On Why. - The New York Times

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The New York TimesVoters Say Black Lives Matter Protests Were Important. They Disagree On Why. -

‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43 - The New York Times

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‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Dies of Cancer at 43 - The New York Times

District Court Dismisses Arpaio Defamation Suit Against New York Times

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District Court for the District of Columbia has dismissed Joe Arpaio's defamation suit against the New York Times. The U.S. In a short ruling, Judge Amit P. Mehta held that the plaintiff failed to allege sufficient facts "that plausbily establish

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New York Attorney General Unveils Latest Ticket Bot Enforcement Actions against Ticket Vendors and Software Developer

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On May 11, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman took the most recent step in dealing with this problem, and announced seven settlements in “ticket bot” enforcement actions, calling for settlement payments totaling $4.19 This development represents the latest step in Schneiderman’s longstanding and highly publicized efforts to combat unfair ticket resale practices occurring in New York.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87 - The New York Times

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87 - The New York Times

Why Artists Should Care About @AGSNYT: How The Times Thinks About Privacy

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The New York Times has started “The Privacy Project” and kicks off the story correctly with an introspective opinion piece from the boss, A.G. Over the past few years, The New York Times has reported aggressively on the erosion of digital privacy, bringing information to light about the exploitation of personal data that Facebook amassed on its users , about companies buying and selling children’s data , and about phone apps secretly tracking users’ every movement.

Former New York Mets Dwight Gooden Arrested for DUI

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Dwight Gooden, a former baseball player for the New York Mets, was arrested driving under the influence in Franklin Lakes NJ where he lives. Tags: DUI Under Arrest dwi dwight gooden new york mets The 45-year old, who was driving with a child in his car at the time, was arrested after a crash that involved two vehicles Tuesday morning. A statement released by the police stated that Gooden faces charges including. endangering the welfare of a child.

Sixth Circuit Affirms Lower Court Ruling Dismissing Defamation Suit Against New York Times

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The Sixth Circuit affirms a lower court ruling dismissing a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. An Ohio State University professor sued over a NYT article, but the lower court held, and the 6th circuit agreed, that a reasonable

Black Homeowners Face Discrimination in Appraisals - The New York Times

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But before the new appraiser could arrive, Ms. The new appraiser gave their home a value of $465,000 — a more than 40 percent increase from the first appraisal. The bank ordered a new appraisal, which came back $160,000 higher, and Mr. Hughley went on to sell the home for $770,000.

Opinion | What America’s Coronavirus Response Looks Like Abroad - The New York Times

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Opinion | What America’s Coronavirus Response Looks Like Abroad - The New York Times

New York Times Beats Sarah Palin Defamation Lawsuit

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A judge says that mistakes will be made in the exercise of press freedoms, but lawsuits from public figures must be limited. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

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Indelible Image of Boy’s Pat on Obama’s Head - The New York Times

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Indelible Image of Boy’s Pat on Obama’s Head - The New York Times

Proposed “Bitlicense” Regulations Published to the New York Register

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Today’s New York State Register includes a Notice of Proposed Rule Making from the New York State Department of Financial Services (the “NYSDFS”) regarding the regulation of virtual currency ( “Regulation of the Conduct of Virtual Currency Businesses,” No. New York is the first state to actually propose such a licensing requirement for virtual currency businesses.

Andrew Cuomo New York Governor stunning words at Riverside Church in New.

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Nearly 2,000 Dead as Coronavirus Ravages Nursing Homes in N.Y. Region - The New York Times

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Region - The New York TimesNearly 2,000 Dead as Coronavirus Ravages Nursing Homes in N.Y.

Kavanaugh Fixes Error in Election Opinion After Vermont Complaint - The New York Times

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Kavanaugh Fixes Error in Election Opinion After Vermont Complaint - The New York Times"Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh made a correction to a concurring opinion after Vermont officials pointed out that he mistakenly said the state had not changed its election rules.

New York City settles Eric Garner case for $5.9 million | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

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New York City settles Eric Garner case for $5.9 million | New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

Opinion | How Much Worse the Coronavirus Could Get, in Charts - The New York Times

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Opinion | How Much Worse the Coronavirus Could Get, in Charts - The New York Times

Fired Officer Is Indicted in Breonna Taylor Case; Protesters Wanted Stronger Charges - The New York Times

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There were also demonstrations in New York, Chicago, Milwaukee and smaller cities around the country. Only one neighbor, out of nearly a dozen interviewed by The New York Times, reported hearing the officers shout “police” before entering.

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Judge Rejects New York’s Stop-and-Frisk Policy- The New York Times

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Kirsten Luce for The New York Times A federal judge ruled on Monday that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of minorities in the city, repudiating a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy. The use of police stops has been widely cited by city officials as a linchpin of New York’s success story in seeing murders and major crimes fall to historic lows.

New Music 6-3-10: The Day He Quit, We're Only Afraid of New York City, Tiefschwarz, Cobra Skulls, The Big Pink

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Staff picksThe Day He QuitWe're Only Afraid of New York CityTiefschwarzCobra SkullsThe Big Pink. Tags: tiefschwarz the day he quit cobra skulls we're only afraid of new york city the big pink

New York Mag's Tweet Guide

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Here's New York Mag's guide to the best tweets. Tags: hashtag New York tweets Twitter My Twitter-feed is now essential to how I do business every day. I prefer to scroll through my feed as opposed to getting tweets on my BlackBerry. That list is very small, just people who may actually be sharing breaking news. I missed Twitter when my account was suspended for a few days.

Re-Evaluating New York Times v. Sullivan

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Cass, Center for the Rule of Law, Cass & Associates, PC; Boston University School of Law, is publishing Weighing Constitutional Anchors: New York Times Co. Ronald A. Sullivan and the Misdirection of First Amendment Doctrine in volume 12 of

Happy 50th Birthday, New York Times v. Sullivan

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Today rings in the 50th anniversary of the SCOTUS decision in New York Times v. By Reed Lee, Esq. Sullivan. In my view, this was the single most important free speech case the United States Supreme Court has ever decided. Alexander Mieklejohn described the Sullivan decision as “an occasion for dancing in the streets.” ” I […]. defamation First Amendment

What to Say When People Tell You Their Coronavirus Fears - The New York Times

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Be grateful you can use this time to explore a new hobby.” What to Say When People Tell You Their Coronavirus Fears - The New York Times" The coronavirus won’t be going anywhere for a long time — and neither will our fears about it.

Panel Approves Impeachment Articles and Sends Charges for a House Vote - The New York Times

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Panel Approves Impeachment Articles and Sends Charges for a House Vote - The New York Times

In the first night of their first virtual convention, Democrats made their case for Joseph R. Biden Jr. with a mix of recorded programming and notable speakers delivering live remarks. Democratic National Convention - New York Times

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Daniel Prude: Black Man Suffocates After Rochester Police Put Hood on Him - The New York Times

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The New York State attorney general, Letitia James, and the Rochester police chief said they were investigating the death. New York was in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic at the time.

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Opinion | It Hurts to Keep Hoping for Justice - The New York Times

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Opinion | It Hurts to Keep Hoping for Justice - The New York TimesKentucky’s attorney general, Daniel Cameron, announced Wednesday that one police officer would be charged, not in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, but with endangering her neighbors with reckless gunfire. “If

FanDuel Faults New York AG for "Flawed" Analysis of Website's Legality

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As the daily fantasy sports operator is told to stop operations in New York, media companies have a direct stake in the outcome. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: "New York Has A Lower Infection Rate Than The White H.

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SiriusXM Wins New York Case Over Pre-1972 Sound Recordings

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The 2nd Circuit rules that the satcaster deserves summary judgment and the lawsuit from Flo & Eddie should be dismissed. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

?It?s Unbelievable That We Have to Keep Doing This?: Protesters March to the White House - The New York Times

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‘It’s Unbelievable That We Have to Keep Doing This’: Protesters March to the White House - The New York Times

Black, Native American and Fighting for Recognition in Indian Country - The New York Times

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But now, a landmark Supreme Court decision for tribal sovereignty has breathed new life into their fight. Black, Native American and Fighting for Recognition in Indian Country - The New York Times"Enslaved people were also driven west along the Trail of Tears.

Ken Davenport visits LA: Producers Perspective Social January 29th.

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Theatre law Broadway theatre Ken Davenport New York Theatre Theatrical producerOne of the blogs I read religiously is Broadway Producer Ken Davenport ‘s “Producer’s Perspective&#. Ken’s insights and predictions about the business (and art) of theatre are always interesting and thought-provoking. Ken is coming to L.A. later this month, and he’s holding a social meetup on Saturday January 29th, at the Pig N’ Whistle 6714 Hollywood Blvd.

New York’s finest Islamophobes - Salon.com

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New York’s finest Islamophobes - Salon.com

Federal Lawsuit Alleges Infringement of Minors' New York Right of Publicity by Facebook "Like" and "Friend Finder" Features

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In what may represent a new wave in an interesting challenge to the viral nature of social media marketing, a recently filed putative class action asserts a right of publicity claim against Facebook in connection with the service’s “Like&# and “Friend Finder&# features. Contracts New York Civil Rights Law § 50 minor right of publicity

53 People Died in Mass Shootings in August Alone in the U.S. - The New York Times

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The New York Times53 People Died in Mass Shootings in August Alone in the U.S. -

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Wrongly Convicted Man Receives $18.6 Million in Lawsuit Against NYC - BV Black Spin

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million yesterday by a New York City federal jury. He was convicted in 1985, according to a New York Post report, for rape but never gave up on proving his innocence. In 1994, he made his first request to test the victim's rape kit, but the New York Police Department couldn't find it. He now works for the City University of New York and says he'll use part of the money to pay for law school to help people in need in the justice system.

New York Publishing Headquarters Dazzle

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Last week as I rushed from meeting to meeting in New York City, I kept entering the magnificent portals of architecturally significant headquarters of publishing giants with fabulously designed commissaries full of anxious employees trying to hang on to their gigs. How many jobs at Hearst, Conde Nast and The New York Times could have been saved with the billions spend on changing the Manhattan skyline?