Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities say a plan to add a query about citizenship status to the census form is unconstitutional.
“The census is supposed to count everyone,” says Attorney General Maura Healey of Massachusetts. “This is a blatant and illegal attempt by the Trump administration to undermine that goal.”
The state attorney general is accusing movie producer Harvey Weinstein of “repeatedly and persistently" abusing female employees. The legal action could affect the sale of the company.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, an outspoken Trump critic, is said to have opened an investigation targeting the president's former campaign manager (pictured).
He's not admitting anything, but the man who says he "never settles" agreed to pay $25 million to avoid going to court over fraud accusations. He's not admitting anything, but the man who says he "never settles" agreed to pay $25 million to avoid going to court over fraud accusations.
Despite the GOP front-runner's reputation for speaking his mind and "telling it like it is," he is an enemy of freedom of speech, suing anyone who says something he doesn't like. But it gets worse: As president, he promises, he would dismantle safeguards that foster robust discussion of public issues.
Richard Cisneros, owner of seven McDonald's franchises in Manhattan, is now obliged to pay nearly $500,000 to workers at his fast-food restaurants.
Foreclosures in New York City rose 19 percent last year as filings fell nationally by 3 points, a new report says. Meanwhile, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a meager $1.9 million settlement with a robosigning giant, reports Catherine Curan at the New York Post.
Bill McKibben, along with some 2,000 activists protesting the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, are our Truthdiggers of the Week.