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  1. 5 septembre 2020 James to Trump: Prepare for Legal Action if You Threaten New York Again

    New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement in response to a presidential memorandum released yesterday by the White House, in which President Trump threatened to cut off funding to New York City and other major cities: “As the nation battles a pandemic, an economic recession, and reckons with institutional racism, President Trump […]

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  2. 5 septembre 2020 Attorney General James Seeks to Immediately Halt Trump Administration’s Efforts to Undermine U.S. Postal Service and November Presidential Election

    New York Attorney General Letitia James today took action to immediately halt the Trump Administration’s attempts to dismantle the United States Postal Service (USPS) and disrupt operations in an effort to undermine the November presidential election. Following a lawsuit she filed last week, Attorney General James today filed a motion for a preliminary injunction, asking the […]

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    26 août 2020 MCCONOMY, Richard (1944 – 2020)

    It is with deep regret that we share the news that Montreal’s Richard McConomy – better known as Rick – passed away peacefully Saturday, August 15, 2020 following a brief but hard-fought battle with cancer. Born and raised in Montreal, Rick attended both Concordia and McGill Universities. Shortly after his graduation from McGill Law School […]

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  4. 8 août 2020 Attorney General James Refuses to Back Down in Fight Against NRA

    New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement in response to a National Rifle Association (NRA) countersuit that seeks to distract from illegal conduct to divert millions of dollars away from the organization’s charitable mission to personally benefit senior leadership, as well as to claims by President Donald Trump and others that […]

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  5. 8 août 2020 Attorney General James Files Lawsuit to Dissolve NRA

    New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA), the largest and most influential pro-gun organization in the nation. Attorney General James charges the organization with illegal conduct because of their diversion of millions of dollars away from the charitable mission of the organization for personal […]

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  6. 8 juillet 2020 Attorney General James’ Statement on Supreme Court Decision Stripping Women of Their Right to Birth Control Coverage Under the ACA

    New York Attorney General Letitia James today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump Administration’s rule allowing employers to deny their employees insurance coverage for contraception based on the employers’ religious or moral objections in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a loss to women across the nation, […]

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    29 juin 2020 Libérer Mme Meng de Huawei de Chine ou l’extrader aux Etats-Unis ?

    Me Brian H. Greenspan, criminaliste réputé de Toronto, a rédigé une opinion juridique de 10 pages fort étoffée transmise aux ministres fédéraux parmi les plus susceptibles d’être touchés par l’affaire Meng, du nom d’une haute-dirigeante financière de la société technologique chinoise internationale Huawei accusée de fraude et arrêtée à Vancouver lieu où elle conteste son […]

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  8. 16 juin 2020 Attorney General James Lauds Supreme Court Decision Protecting LGBTQ+ Employees from Discrimination

    New York Attorney General Letitia James today applauded the United States Supreme Court for ruling, in a 6-3 decision, that employers cannot fire LGBTQ+ employees based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The court ruled that employment discrimination against members of the LGBTQ+ population violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. […]

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    27 mai 2020 IBA joins 12,000 Iranian legal professionals condemning governmental move to dismantle national bar association

    The International Bar Association and the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) have joined 12,000 Iranian lawyers and the international legal community to condemn a draft bill, introduced by Mohammad Mosadegh, Legal Deputy of Judiciary, that threatens to curtail the independence of the Iranian Bar Association by effectively dismantling it. More than 12,000 of Iran’s legal professionals have jointly […]

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  10. 4 mai 2020 Abuser states seek election to top UN rights body

    Cuba, Russia, and Saudi Arabia are running for election to the UN’s top human rights body, sparking outrage from human rights activists. (See quotes below) The candidacies of the three countries widely considered to have abysmal human rights records were revealed today in a report by UN Watch, a Geneva-based independent human rights group that monitors the world body. […]

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