The rulings shed light on the leanings of Caitlin Halligan, the court’s newest judge and frequent tie-breaker.
While the United States Supreme Court seeks to restrict the government’s ability to regulate, the New York Court of Appeals is broadening it.
The Sand Land mine is defying multiple orders to cease operations. Politicians are at a loss for how to respond.
Acting Supreme Court Justice Ralph Fabrizio has faced formal complaints for berating and threatening lawyers in more than a dozen incidents.
City policies have proven so volatile, even aid workers urged asylum seekers to get out of New York if they can.
A seemingly minor change in access to city jails has made it much harder for a lauded debate course to recruit volunteers.
The Adams administration said the city would replace discontinued Rikers courses. “I can say for certain that that’s not true,” one worker told New York Focus.
In California, getting labor on board was essential to addressing the housing crisis. In New York, unions say the governor has barely tried.
New York Focus revealed routine secret instructions used to guide judges’ decisions. Civil rights lawyers are suing to make them public.
A Rochester-area political ad firm spent four times the limit in a recent Democratic primary. It’s not clear it will face any consequences.
New York’s top elected officials showered the Brooklyn party with praise, but is it doing anything to support its candidates?
The health department has blown past deadlines to implement legislation encouraging lifesaving transplants — along with at least five other laws.
At a heated town meeting, a resident warned “pedophiles or criminals” would move into new housing.
Kathy Hochul proposed an executive order to extend the controversial 421-a tax break. Labor unions shot it down.
In emails to the governor’s office, the Real Estate Board of New York proposed scaled back tenant protections for the state budget.
Former Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s resignation broke a conservative lock on the Court of Appeals.
Democratic lawmakers who rent their homes are far more likely to back tenant protections and new housing supply than those who own, a New York Focus analysis found.
A new letter from the federal government is energizing a push to expand health insurance for undocumented New Yorkers, but time is running out.
The governor’s team coordinated meetings between her failed chief judge nominee and Senate Republicans in the days before a key committee vote, emails show.
While the governor awaits guidance from the federal government, thousands of undocumented New Yorkers can’t afford to go to the doctor.