Tag: Vance, Cyrus R Jr

After Trump’s Supreme Court Loss, D.A. Moves Closer to Getting Tax Records

A day after winning a Supreme Court victory over President Trump, the Manhattan district attorney moved one step closer to obtaining some of the president’s financial records when a lower-court judge acted quickly to hear any final arguments from the president’s lawyers. The federal judge in Manhattan who first presided over the dispute issued an […]

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The Path to Trump’s Tax Records

Weather: Tropical Storm Fay is expected to bring heavy rain and wind up to 50 miles an hour, with the brunt coming in the afternoon and evening. High in the upper 70s. Partly sunny over the weekend, with afternoon thunderstorms and highs around 90. ImageCredit…Anna Moneymaker for The New York Times President Trump has largely […]

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In the Supreme Court’s Trump Tax Ruling, Voters Lose

In two major cases on Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s attempt to avoid all legal scrutiny of his financial records and reaffirmed the principle that undergirds any democratic society: No one, not even the president, is above the law. That’s the good news. It’s also the bare minimum Americans should expect. The bad […]

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Supreme Court to Decide if Trump Can Block Release of Tax Records

WASHINGTON — Around 10 a.m. Thursday, the Supreme Court is set to decide whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records. The ruling, concerning tax returns and other information the president has fought hard to protect, is likely to yield a major statement on the power of presidents to resist demands for […]

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Case Against Amy Cooper Lacks Key Element: Victim’s Cooperation

The Manhattan district attorney’s decision to charge a white woman with filing a false police report against a Black man in Central Park does not have the support of one key person: the victim himself. The man, Christian Cooper, has not cooperated with the prosecution’s investigation. The woman, Amy Cooper, lost her job and was […]

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After Rift Over Protests, N.Y.P.D. Pulls Out of Prosecutors’ Offices

A few hours after the Manhattan district attorney announced he would not prosecute some of the protesters who had been arrested during demonstrations against police brutality, the Police Department sent him a message: All the officers assigned to his office would be pulled off the job to help with crowd control. The district attorneys in […]

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Will the Supreme Court Let Trump Hide His Tax Returns?

On Tuesday, lawyers for President Trump appeared before the Supreme Court (hearing arguments again by telephone conference) to assert the claim that the nation’s chief executive is unaccountable to Congress or law enforcement authorities — that he is, in short, above the law. The lawyers were trying to block three congressional committees and the Manhattan […]

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Trump’s Tax Returns Supreme Court Case: What You Need to Know

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on Tuesday on whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records, setting the stage for a ruling on the power of presidents to resist demands for information from prosecutors and Congress. Here is a look at the proceedings, the players and the […]

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Weinstein Was Convicted. Can D.A. Vance Now Win Over His Critics?

For weeks, the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., sat at the front of the courtroom at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial, right behind the prosecution’s table, hanging on the words of witnesses. He was even there waiting for the verdict during jury deliberations, a highly unusual step for a big-city district attorney. Mr. Vance […]

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Harvey Weinstein: Guilty

Weather: Look for light rain this afternoon, with patches of fog and a high in the low 50s. Alternate-side parking: In effect today. Suspended tomorrow for Ash Wednesday. ImageCredit…Sarah Blesener for The New York Times Harvey Weinstein seemed stunned, and refused to move. He was inside the Manhattan courtroom where he had just been found […]

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What We Learned from the Harvey Weinstein Guilty Verdict

It may have been a split decision, and Harvey Weinstein may have been acquitted of the most serious charges in the case. But the stunned expression on his face after the jury’s verdict came in and he was placed in handcuffs on Monday made clear that it was a devastating blow. On the other side, […]

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Harvey Weinstein Is Found Guilty of Sex Crimes in #MeToo Watershed

Harvey Weinstein, the powerhouse film producer whose downfall over sexual misconduct ignited a global movement, was found guilty of two felony sex crimes after a trial in which six women testified that he had sexually assaulted them. The jury found Mr. Weinstein guilty of rape and criminal sexual act but acquitted him of three other […]

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A Timeline of the Weinstein Case

Accusations of sexual misconduct had swirled around the film producer Harvey Weinstein in New York and Los Angeles long before he was on trial in Manhattan. Here is a timeline of events in Mr. Weinstein’s journey toward a verdict. March 27, 2015 Prosecutors in Manhattan declined to prosecute Mr. Weinstein. Ambra Battilana, an Italian model, […]

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Gynecologist Spared Prison in ’16 Sex-Crime Plea Faces New Inquiry

In an interview last fall, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, and his chief assistant defended their decision to strike a plea deal in 2016 that allowed a gynecologist accused of sexually abusing 19 patients to avoid going to prison. The chief assistant, Karen Friedman Agnifilo, said the case against the doctor, Robert […]

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Harvey Weinstein Trial: Credibility of Accuser Jessica Mann Attacked

A day after the prosecution’s key witness in the Harvey Weinstein trial dissolved into tears on the stand, defense lawyers on Tuesday again chipped away at her allegation that he raped her — portraying her as an opportunist who had a long romantic relationship with the movie mogul. Mr. Weinstein’s lawyers relied on his accuser’s […]

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