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Peter Sterne

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Politics

Jim Owles tells Hochul not to pick gay conservative judge to replace DiFiore

The political club urged against picking Anthony Cannataro to replace the retired chief judge because of his track record on court decisions impacting LGBTQ New Yorkers.

News & Politics

Politics

Progressive groups tell Hochul next chief judge must not be former prosecutor

More than 100 organizations, including the Working Families Party and UAW, signed a letter urging the governor to choose someone who will reverse the Court of Appeals’ rightward drift.

Policy

Policy

Critics say New York’s new gun control law will fuel mass incarceration

When the old law was ruled unconstitutional, public defenders had hoped that the Legislature could craft a better law.

Politics

Politics

Here’s how the DSA keeps its lawmakers in line

The six – and counting – members of the Socialists in Office bloc meet weekly with DSA leaders and activists to discuss politics and figure out how Albany really works. But a recent bill to fund public housing has caused tension.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Ballot selfies are still out this election season

The New York City Board of Education is enforcing a century old law that prohibits voters from taking a picture of their ballot – even those on social media.