Robert L. King
American politician
Robert L. King
Robert L. King is an American political figure most notable for having served as Monroe County, New York Executive and as the Chancellor of the State University of New York. King was born and raised in Brighton, Monroe County, New York and graduated from Brighton High School. He graduated from Trinity College (Connecticut) and earned a Juris Doctor at the Vanderbilt University School of Law. He began his career as a Deputy District Attorney in California.
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U.S. appeals court upholds Maryland's ban on assault rifles
Yahoo News - 7 days
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decided 10-4 that the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, a law in response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, by a gunman with an assault rifle, does not violate the right to bear arms within the Second Amendment. "Put simply, we have no power to extend Second Amendment protection to the weapons of war," Judge Robert King wrote, referring to the "military-style rifles" that were also used during mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado, San Bernardino, California, and Orlando, Florida.
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'The Good Wife's' creators are back with the imperfect but fun 'Braindead' mixing D.C politics ... and bugs from space
LATimes - 9 months
Michelle King and Robert King, who created and ran "The Good Wife" until its self-scheduled departure from the airwaves last month, are already back with a new series, "BrainDead." Premiering Monday, it's a sci-fi horror comedy-drama in which bugs from space infest the brains of Washington, D.C.,...
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N. Korea Rescinds Invitation for US Envoy to Seek Bae's Release
Voice of America - about 3 years
U.S. officials say North Korea has rescinded an invitation for an American envoy to visit for talks on seeking the release of imprisoned missionary Kenneth Bae.   The State Department expert on North Korean human rights issues, Robert King, had been expected to visit North Korea soon. However, on Sunday, there was word that Pyongyang had withdrawn the invitation.   It was not immediately clear what prompted the latest North Korean action. A State Department official said it...
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U.S. offers envoy to secure release of American Kenneth Bae
Chicago Times - about 3 years
The  United States  has offered to send Robert King,  U.S. special envoy to  North Korea,  to  Pyongyang  to secure the release of American missionary  Kenneth   Bae  after he appeared in front of journalists asking Washington to help him get home, an administration official said on Monday.     
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What's Next For 'The Good Wife'? After The Shakeup Secrets Revealed
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Well, the sh-- hit the fan on "The Good Wife" in "Hitting The Fan," the appropriately titled fifth episode of Season 5. Alica (Julianna Margulies) and Cary (Matt Czuchry) made their exit from Lockhart/Gardner and Florrick/Agos & Associates was born. What's next? It's not smooth sailing from here! Archie Panjabi, Kalinda to "The Good Wife" fans, said she's excited for the "reboot quality" the shakeup brings to the show. "I feel like we're a bag of sweets and we've just been shaken all around now. Everybody loves watching the show and now you just don't know what you're going to get when you put your hand into the [bag], it'll be fun for us as actors to play, but really fun for the audience," Panjabi told The Huffington Post. Josh Charles (Will Gardner) called the episode one of the best scripts he's ever read for an hour of TV. "The performances are all really solid and it's just an electric piece of television, as you've seen. It just doesn't stop for 42 minutes … how they manag ...
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Stanford tops list by far in college fundraising, netting $1 billion
LATimes - over 3 years
When Robert King, founder of Peninsula Capital in Menlo Park, and his wife, Dorothy, wanted to give $150 million to help people in developing nations become entrepreneurs, their money went to the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
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Court Orders Release of Dying Prisoner After 41 Years in Solitary, But Louisiana Plans to Appeal
Mother Jones - over 3 years
Earlier today, the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana overturned the murder conviction of the dying prisoner Herman Wallace, ordering that the state "immediately release Mr. Wallace from custody." But the state is appealing the decision. Wallace is one of two members of the so-called Angola 3 who, along with Albert Woodfox, has been held in solitary confinement for more than 41 years. This summer, Wallace was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. He was taken off chemotherapy in September, and currently resides in a prison medical facility. The state's reluctance to set free an aging and gravely ill prisoner highlights some of the issues covered by James Ridgeway in his award-winning story "The Other Death Sentence," an article that chronicles the graying of America's prison population, and the associated costs, both moral and financial. Solitary in Iran ...
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New Film <i>Informant</i> Is Vacuous and Self-Serving, Fitting for Its Subject Brandon Darby
Huffington Post - over 3 years
My first reaction when asked to review Informant, the new Music Box Films documentary by Jamie Meltzer set to screen in theaters on September 13th, was to question why I would want to give Brandon Darby any more attention than he's already received. Darby, the film's subject and a self-described "revolutionary" turned FBI informant, had already been interviewed by NPR's This American Life and told his story in a previous documentary film Better this World. Why draw further attention to someone whose goal is to undermine political struggles I've been involved in? Why help promote a movie that acts as a soapbox for an FBI informant and right-wing propagandist? I ultimately decided to review Informant not for its content, which mainly consists of Darby rationalizing his actions and attempting to evoke sympathy from his viewers, but more for what the film doesn't say about Darby and informants being used with increasing fervency by law enforcement in the U.S. Although Informant centers a ...
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Prepare For A 'Good Wife' 'Bloodbath'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) said "I'm in." to Cary (Matt Czuchry) in "The Good Wife" Season 4 finale, she started something that cannot be stopped. "Her choosing to leave with Cary and start her own firm creates a bloodbath at Lockhart/Gardner," Margulies said in the preview video below. "The Good Wife" Season 5 will be "civil war," according to "Good Wife" co-creator Robert King. Alicia and Cary are leaving, along with several other players, and the tensions will rise. "It's going to be a really tumultuous time, i think," Margulies said. "You're going to be on a whirlwind and then there's going to be an explosion. It's going to rock everyone's world on the show." "The Good Wife" Season 5 picks up with Alicia announcing her plans to leave Lockhart/Gardner to her husband, Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), the newly elected governor of Illinois, and his adviser Eli Gold (Alan Cumming). But the exit doesn't happen immediately, leading Cary and Alicia to tipto ...
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N. Korea: Military Drills Prompted Envoy Visit Cancellation
Voice of America - over 3 years
North Korea says it rescinded its offer for a senior U.S. envoy to visit Pyongyang because of U.S. and South Korean military drills that took place on the peninsula last week.   U.S. envoy Robert King was due to travel from Tokyo to Pyongyang Friday to request that a jailed Korean-American, Kenneth Bae, be freed on humanitarian grounds. But on Saturday a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman said the military drills made humanitarian dialogue impossible.   The State Department on ...
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At 11th Hour, North Korea Cancels Visit By U.S. Envoy
NYTimes - over 3 years
The envoy, Robert King, had been intending to seek the release of Kenneth Bae, an American missionary imprisoned in North Korea.     
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North Korea cancels trip by U.S. envoy seeking Bae's release: U.S.
Yahoo News - over 3 years
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea canceled a planned trip for a U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang on Friday and Saturday to seek the release of imprisoned and ailing American missionary Kenneth Bae, the U.S. State Department said. "We are surprised and disappointed by North Korea's decision," State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said of the North's decision to withdraw its invitation to Robert King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues. "We remain gravely concerned about Mr. Bae's health and we continue to urge the DPRK authorities to grant Mr. ...
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U.S. rejects link between North Korea nuclear diplomacy, jailed American
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Paul Eckert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The case of a U.S. citizen jailed in North Korea is a human rights issue that has no connection to long-stalled talks over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons, the State Department said on Wednesday. Robert King, U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, is slated to travel to Pyongyang on Friday. The State Department on Tuesday described his trip as a "humanitarian mission" aimed at winning the release of ailing Kenneth Bae, a Christian missionary and tour operator. ...
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U.S. envoy to visit North Korea over jailed American
Yahoo News - over 3 years
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will send its North Korean human rights envoy to Pyongyang this week to seek the release of an imprisoned U.S. Christian missionary, the State Department said on Tuesday. Robert King, special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, will travel to Pyongyang on Friday at the invitation of the government on a "humanitarian mission focused on securing the release of U.S. citizen Kenneth Bae," the department said in a statement. King will ask North Korea to "pardon Mr. ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert L. King
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 61
    At the end of 2008, King retired from the Arizona Community Foundation to take up the position of president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2000
    Age 53
    SUNY's board of trustees unanimously approved him and he took office on January 1, 2000.
    More Details Hide Details During his time as Chancellor, King sought to shift funding for the University System from state taxpayers to private hands by limiting the University System's budget, requiring campuses to seek revenue from tuition increases, from outside research grants and contracts, and from outside donations. King also sought to index tuition to inflation for the first time in the University System's history. Also the system made significant gains in enrollment, average SAT scores, research and fundraising. Total headcount enrollment grew by 40,000 students from 2000 to 2004, and the number of minority students grew 20 percent. SAT scores of incoming freshmen improved at every campus, and the average SAT score for the system was 1150 in 2004, 100 points above the national public mean score. From 2000 to 2005, SUNY research grew from $554.6 million to $918.9 million while fundraising grew $186.9 million in 2000 to $323.6 million in 2003.
  • FORTIES
  • 1995
    Age 48
    In 1995, King resigned his office to join then-Governor Pataki as director of the State Office of Regulatory Reform.
    More Details Hide Details He cited his proposals to reform welfare, his introduction of Total Quality Management to county offices, the development of Frontier Field, education reforms, and collaboration with the city as his proudest achievements and his inability to achieve privatization of government services as his biggest disappointment. In 1998, King became Pataki's budget director. In 1999, after a nearly year-long search, Pataki advanced King as a candidate to fill the shoes of John W. Ryan, the ailing Chancellor of the State University System, a move applauded by fiscal conservatives, but criticized by the SUNY rank and file. King had little experience in higher education and had authorized a SUNY budget freeze only two months prior. Additionally, Pataki had a longstanding desire to reduce the role of the state in the University's funding which already led to one Chancellor's departure.
  • 1991
    Age 44
    In 1991, he unseated Thomas Frey to become Monroe County Executive.
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  • 1987
    Age 40
    He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1987 to 1991, sitting in the 187th, 188th and 189th New York State Legislatures.
    More Details Hide Details It was there that he befriended fellow Assemblyman George Pataki, who greatly influenced his later career.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 36
    He began his career as a Deputy District Attorney in California. He returned to Rochester where he served as an Assistant District Attorney, as well as a Special Assistant United States Attorney working for the Organized Crime Strike Force, and ran unsuccessfully for Monroe County District Attorney against Howard M. Relin in 1983.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Born in 1946.
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