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Commentary: No real winners in immigration politics

What a difference 2,513 miles makes in immigration politics. That is the distance between Albany and Phoenix. Last summer Gov. Cuomo announced New York would not participate in the Secure Communities program of the Department of Homeland Security. Immigrant advocacy ...

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Commentary: Bordering on unconstitutional

You attend a conference in Toronto or just take in a Blue Jays game. On your return, the customs official looks at your passport and directs you to the side for an inspection. During the course of the inspection you are asked to turn on your laptop ...

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Commentary: Death without due process

In federal district court we have a potential death penalty case playing out. Allegedly three aliens from Jamaica entered the country illegally and executed three persons in a drug dispute. The court has appointed experienced counsel ...

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Commentary: Adultery: Your choice?

“Thou shall not commit adultery,” an old moral command that 20 to 25 percent of married Americans — maybe more — disobey sometime during their lifetime. In New York, to disobey the command is criminal.

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Commentary: Not Obama, you say?

Three times the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has heard appeals involving the right of detainees at Guantanamo Bay to seek habeas corpus relief, and three times it has ruled against the detainees.

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