Month: March 2020

Sponsor of Child Victims Act seeks extension for abuse survivors to file civil suits
Policy

Sponsor of Child Victims Act seeks extension for abuse survivors to file civil suits

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse are facing another legal obstacle this year as the state court system has essentially suspended most civil filings amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts, Lawerence Marks, suspended paper and electronic filing for “non-essential” cases as of Monday, March 23. Legal […]

Dinowitz bill aims to move presidential primary and make voting easier amid virus outbreak
Politics

Dinowitz bill aims to move presidential primary and make voting easier amid virus outbreak

Amid the concerns of COVID-19, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, D-Bronx, proposed new legislation to move the presidential primary from April 28 to June 23, make the ballot simpler and temporarily authorize absentee voting for those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.  Under Dinowitz’s bill, simplifying the ballot would remove all candidates and […]