Is Forced Quarantine for Ebola Legal?

By: Monday October 27, 2014 10:18 am

New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Florida this week instituted mandatory confinement for certain people exposed to ebola.

Is it legal for a state (or the federal) government to detain and quarantine you against your will for health reasons? Yes. Has this sort of thing been done before? Yes. Will it be effective? No. Is it just a political ploy to garner votes from a panicked public? Oh my yes.

 

States Revisiting Ebola Quarantines After Backlash From Medical Community, White House

By: Monday October 27, 2014 6:59 am

After both Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey and Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York imposed strict quarantines on Friday for those who came into contact with the Ebola virus, the White House and medical officials pushed for a less rigid policy. The quarantines in New York and New Jersey were imposed after a doctor in New York City, Craig Spencer, tested positive for the Ebola virus after returning from West Africa on a trip with Doctors Without Borders.

Cuomo Administration Undermined Fracking Study

By: Monday October 6, 2014 9:21 am

Now it has been revealed by Capital New York that the Cuomo Administration delayed and edited an important fracking study when it appeared that the initial results would be politically problematic.

Cuomo Spent Nearly 40 Times More Than Teachout To Win Primary

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 11:26 am

Yesterday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo defeated Zephyr Teachout in the New York Democratic Gubernatorial Primary winning roughly 60% of the vote. About a third of voters supported Teachout and her running mate Tim Wu even though they had no major institutional backing or spent much on campaign ads.

A Surprisingly Weak Primary Victory for Andrew Cuomo

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 9:00 am

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) won his primary and will very likely go on to win re-election as governor, but it was an ugly victory. With 98.3 percent of precincts reporting Cuomo took 62.1 percent of the primary vote compared to 34.2 percent for his main opponent Zephyr Teachout, who ran to his left. That may seem like a decent margin but it is actually a very weak performance by historical standards for an incumbent governor.

New York Times Won’t Endorse Gov. Cuomo in the Democratic Primary

By: Tuesday August 26, 2014 1:17 pm

While New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) is still the big favorite to win both the primary and the general election, he received a powerful rebut Tuesday when the New York Time editorial board choose not to endorse anyone in the Democratic primary.

Governor Cuomo Receives Warning From US Attorney About Obstructing Justice and Witness Tampering

By: Friday August 1, 2014 10:50 am

On the heels of reports that New York Governor Cuomo’s staff interfered with investigations into corruption involving firms connected to the governor, the US Attorney for New York, Preet Bharara, has warned Cuomo and staff about obstructing justice and witness tampering.

Governor Cuomo’s staff have reportedly already told a New York state commission investigating corruption, the Moreland Commission, to pull back subpoenas from political consulting firms that work with Governor Cuomo’s re-election campaign. This despite Governor Cuomo himself establishing the commission to respond to a wave of corruption plaguing New York state government.

Cuomo Administration Interfered With Ethics Investigation

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 10:06 am

How is that Working Families Party endorsement looking now? Members of the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly interfered with investigators trying to get to the bottom of political corruption in New York State.

New York Legislature Approves Extremely Restrictive Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Friday June 20, 2014 3:26 pm

New York is set to become the 23rd state to adopt medical marijuana, but just barely. On Friday both chambers of the New York legislature easily passed the new compromise bill sending it to Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), who has promised to sign it.

New York Lawmakers Announce Compromise on Highly Restrictive Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 5:15 pm

A last minute deal has been reached right before the end of the legislative session in New York state. At a Thursday press conference Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and leaders from the legislature announced a compromise on medical marijuana. Most of the demands made by Cuomo were agreed to.

The deal would result in one of the most restricted medical marijuana laws in the country.

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