Federal Appeals Court Deems Voter Mandated Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

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The Wall Street Journal has reported that, "a federal appeals court has ruled that California's voter-mandated ban on gay marriages was unconstitutional, in a closely-watched case that could eventually lead the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. In a 2-1 vote, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said …

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The Hezitorial: Amicone to Rape Yonkers Again By HEZI ARIS

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The Yonkers City Council will be burdened by a request from term-limited, lame-duck Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone this Tuesday, November 22, 2011. The Yonkers City Council has placed in its agenda the issue of whether to grant Mayor Amicone’s request of them that he be indemnified from the $393,338.00 judgment against him personally. The personal judgment has fallen upon the …

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New York Civic: Clinton Suggested Obama Resist Threats of Default By HENRY J. STERN

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Journalism is habitually critical of government officials and bureaucracy. Most people, when polled objectively, tell us that they hold public officials in modest regard. Traditionally, legislators rank substantially lower in public esteem than executives. Notwithstanding those sentiments, however, voters usually re-elect their local representatives, unless the public mood shifts substantially, as it did in 2010. The popularity of the President, a governor …

eHeziNew York Civic: Clinton Suggested Obama Resist Threats of Default By HENRY J. STERN

New York Civic: Pants Heating Up By Henry J. Stern

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Dean Skelos Iffy on Redistricting Promise He Made Word is out that Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos may not intend to comply with the promise he made to New York Uprising that the Republicans in the state senate would support an independent commission to redraw senate and assembly district lines for the 2012  elections. (Click here to see Senator Skelos' signature …

eHeziNew York Civic: Pants Heating Up By Henry J. Stern

The Hezitorial: Say “Yes!” to Yonkers, by Voting, “No!” to Phil Amicone BY Hezi Aris

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Yonkers City Council to Pay Mayor Amicone’s Failed $8 Million First Amendment Rights  Mayor Phil Amicone learned a very expensive lesson in Constitutional law when he lost a lawsuit for wrongfully seizing news racks and copies of The Westchester Guardian. At Mayor Amicone’s behest and charge, The Yonkers Police Department was employed to issue summonses against The Westchester Guardian employees …

eHeziThe Hezitorial: Say “Yes!” to Yonkers, by Voting, “No!” to Phil Amicone BY Hezi Aris

Political Heat Wave By Hezi Aris

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Yonkers did not need to await a financial crisis for a rhetorical fog to descend upon the City of Hills. We were doing just fine thank you, concealing our underlying economic and social deficiencies. Only until a few weeks ago, City Hall was succeeding. Today, cracks in their forced optimism based upon allegedly false financial statements are beginning to show.  …

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Campaign Trail: Thomas Daly Seeks Re-Election as Yonkers City Court Judge BY Bary Alyssa Johnson

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Bary Alyssa Johnson Judge Thomas R. Daly, Yonkers City Court Judge for the past ten years, is seeking re-election this November, after having swept September’s primary election.  He is one out of the four men running for three open Democratic seats in the Yonkers City Court.

eHeziCampaign Trail: Thomas Daly Seeks Re-Election as Yonkers City Court Judge BY Bary Alyssa Johnson

September 17th – Constitution Day BY Prof. John Q. Barrett

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Two hundred and twenty-three years ago tonight, thirty-eight weary delegates to a convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution of the United States.  Four handwritten sheets of parchment were enough to state the terms on which thirteen independent weak little republics agreed to try to survive together as one strong nation.  … 

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“Dont’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Judicial Ruling Should Serve as Call to Action For Congress BY Kirsten Gillibrand

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Washington,  Don’t Tell” policy unconstitutional, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: “Judge Phillips’ ruling is a major step forward for our efforts to repeal this immoral and harmful policy.  I strongly hope that the ruling of this policy as unconstitutional will stand and that theDepartment of Justice will eventually choose not to appeal. President Obama has been an outspoken advocate for repeal and …

eHezi“Dont’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Judicial Ruling Should Serve as Call to Action For Congress BY Kirsten Gillibrand

The Hezitorial: Government Must Traverse the Media Landscape with Agenda-less Impartiality BY Hezi Aris

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Managing Editor Robert Cox of New Rochelle's Talk of the Sound yesterday wrote an Open Letter to Chuck Strome, New Rochelle’s City Manager, advising his right to be fairly treated as a member of media, commensurate to equal footing with the Journal News, WVOX-1460 AM radio, Cable News 12 Westchester, among others. Since the onset of the Internet, government, taking …

eHeziThe Hezitorial: Government Must Traverse the Media Landscape with Agenda-less Impartiality BY Hezi Aris