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Why the rent is too damn high
New York Post, April 24, 2012
Fans of rent control cheered yesterday when the Supreme Court declined to take up a case challenging New York’s rent-stabilization laws. Yet killing the rent laws would be the best way to get us back to broadly affordable housing.

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Attorneys Mentioned: Stephen B. Meister

Why is the Bloomberg administration obsessed with collecting brains?

As reported in a Sunday Post exclusive, there are now three known cases where the city Medical Examiner returned an autopsied body to the family with the brain missing.

It took a $1 million court judgment — now on appeal — for the city to adopt a policy of even informing loved ones that it was keeping the brain.

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Attorneys Mentioned: Stephen B. Meister

First, roll back Bam’s spending hikes
New York Post, January 22, 2012

It doesn't matter how President Obama's Deficit Commission votes today on its co-chairmen's recommendations: That report shouldn't be the starting point for discussions on how to cut federal debt. The country will be far better off if Republicans stick to their guns, and insist that the first step be rolling federal spending back to 2008 levels.

The commission's plan claims to balance the budget (by 2035) by relying far more on spending cuts than tax increases -- but it does so by assuming a phony "baseline": That is, it takes as its starting point a fantasy world where the Bush tax cuts lapse, but Washington still spends according to the programs passed by President Obama and the Democratic Congress over the last two years.

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Attorneys Mentioned: Stephen B. Meister

One lawsuit city should settle
New York Post, January 13, 2012

New York City last month announced that it would appeal a jury’s award of $1 million to the family of Jesse Shipley. Sorry. My sympathies are with the family — which not only lost its son in a 2005 car crash, but which found months later that the medical examiner kept the boy’s brain without informing it.

The day after the horrific crash, Staten Island Medical Examiner Stephen du Roux conducted an autopsy with the consent of Jesse’s father. It was obvious that the cause of death was “multiple blunt impacts to the head . . . which produced skull fractures and brain hemorrhages,” as du Roux’s report concluded.

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Attorneys Mentioned: Stephen B. Meister

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