201411.17
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Cuomo Held the Strings in a Graft Hunt

Among Andrew M. Cuomo’s strengths, conspicuous piety would have to rank near the bottom. For most politicians, holier-than-thou is not a good look, and it is a particularly bad fit for Governor Cuomo. His considerable successes have been based on practical, hand-to-hand, knee-to-the groin political combat, not public sanctimony. He proved that last year and…

201411.17
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Madoff Victim Seeks Divorce Do-Over

May 30, 2011, 8:59 pm Madoff Victim Seeks Divorce Do-Over By PETER LATTMAN After 33 years of marriage, Steven Simkin and Laura Blank divorced in 2006. They agreed to split their considerable wealth equally. She got the apartment on the Upper East Side; he got the house in Scarsdale, N.Y. Afterward, they spoke infrequently, mostly…

201401.01
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Neglected Stories: The Constitution and Family Values

By Peter Bienstock New York University Law Professor Peggy Coo­per Davis’s latest work, Neglected Stories: The Constitution and Family Values, defies characterization, It is a carefully researched, heavily footnot­ed, scholarly work and it is also written In simple language about common people. Similarly, it is a dispassionate exposition concerning the intersection of two American institutions…