New York's Legislature Must Appoint a Woman Attorney General

Andrew Cuomo governor of New York demanded Mr Schneiderman's resignation
Andrew Cuomo governor of New York demanded Mr Schneiderman's resignation Credit AFP

13 May, 2018

Trevor Noah Jumps into the controversy over New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's alleged sexual abuse.

"I've been doing this work for some time, and I believe in the past, it would have taken much more for someone to step down", she said.

Manhattan attorney Manny Alicandro (al-leh-KAN'-droh), speaking Tuesday on WNYM radio, said there must have been "enablers" who kept quiet about allegations that Schneiderman had physically abused four women during what were supposed to be romantic encounters. Another woman, Michelle Manning Barish, also said that Schneiderman habitually hit her after drinking, in bed and without her consent. An election will be held in November for the next term, with Republican corporate attorney Manny Alicandro vying for the position and Democrats suddenly in need of a new candidate. "I have not assaulted anyone", adding nonconsensual sex is a line he'd never cross. It was a swift and stunning fall for a Democrat who had pledged to use the power of his office to hold others accountable for abusing their power.

Eliot Spitzer resigned as New York's governor in 2008 after a New York Times report revealed thathe was caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet a prostitute in a Washington hotel room.

"We've made tremendous progress protecting victims of domestic violence through enhanced legal protections and enforcement action", the brochure read. "Not having that 'competition' politically is going to make Maura Healey, I think, the premier go-to counterpoint to the administration".

- She has made the teaching rounds at several prominent New York City universities, including stints as a visiting professor at New York University School of Law and adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School.

The County Executive didn't comment on if he'd be interested in the AG role, but said he wants to see NYS Legislature select an appropriate nominee. "I commend the four women for coming forward". The story quickly led to Schneiderman's resignation.

- Before serving as U.S. solicitor general, she worked as counsel and chief assistant for the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. "So I chose to come forward both to protect women who might enter into a relationship with him in the future but also to raise awareness around the issue of intimate partner violence".

Lawmakers like Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R-Ballston) are reeling from the allegations being brought against Schneiderman.

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