Court Declares Provision of Clarkstown Code Unconstitutional

Court Declares Provision of Clarkstown Code Unconstitutional

By Joel Grossbarth An appeals Court in Brooklyn has declared a section of the Town of Clarkstown Code null and void and beyond the scope of legal authority for enactment. The Appellate Division, Second Department reversed a Rockland County Supreme Court Judge’s order upholding the legality of the Town of Clarkstown Subdivision of Lands code […]

Village of Haverstraw Ordered to Pay $7.69 Million In Eminent Domain Damages

Village of Haverstraw Ordered to Pay $7.69 Million In Eminent Domain Damages

By Joel Grossbarth The Village of Haverstraw has been involved in a contentious litigation with a property owner since 2005. Now, that litigation has come to an end with the village being ordered to pay almost $8 million for taking the landowner’s property through eminent domain. An appeals court in Brooklyn ordered the village to […]

NYSRPA files for preliminary injunction against SAFE Act

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association has filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction in federal court in Buffalo seeking to stop enforcement of various provisions of the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013. At the same time the Association also filed a Motion for Expedited Hearing on its motion for a […]

Senator Huntley Indicted

Senator Huntley Indicted

New York State Senator Shirley Huntley of Queens was indicted on charges of conspiracy, tampering with evidence and falsifying business records. She pled not guilty in court on Monday, August 27 and plans to fight the charges. Huntley, who represents Jamaica, Laurelton and South Ozone Park in Queens, was arrested for costing taxpayers more than […]

ACLU Case Suffers Major Setback from Appeals Court Ruling

ACLU Case Suffers Major Setback from Appeals Court Ruling

Liberty Counsel Press Release A federal appeals court has reversed the decision in American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, Inc. v. Dixie County Florida. Last summer, a U.S. District Judge ruled in favor of the ACLU and ordered Dixie County to remove the six-ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments. The recent ruling reverses that […]