Lauren Paulk (’13) was named one of six recipients of the 2013-2014 Reproductive Justice Fellowship. Lauren will spend her fellowship working at the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).
Professor Ramzi Kassem is featured in a CBS News story about Shaker Aamer, a former U.S. Army translator who has been detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for the past 11 years.
Diala Shamas’s op-ed in today’s New York Daily News describes the impact that 10 years of spying by the New York Police Department has had on Muslim communities in the city.
Professor John Cicero was invited to testify at the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Education and Workforce Democrats Forum to discuss the problems in negotiating first contracts after workers organize a union. The March 25 forum focused specifically on ongoing labor dispute between Cablevision workers and management in Brooklyn. Read Professor Cicero’s statement [pdf] [...]
The New York Times spoke with Professor Ramzi Kassem for an article about a hunger strike among the detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Kassem represents several detainees at Guantánamo.
In a Constitutional Law Prof Blog post, Distinguished Professor Ruthann Robson highlights the key arguments from yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Professor Caitlin Borgmann was a featured guest on MSNBC’s Martin Bashar program today, discussing North Dakota’s new abortion laws, which forbid abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable.
Professor Caitlin Borgmann spoke to the New York Times about the abortion law just enacted in North Dakota. The new law, which is now one of the strictest in the nation, forbids abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable.
Alum Christina Piaia (’07) was quoted in The New York Times about the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy deciding to end a contest to name a lawn at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle spotlights the career of alum Lori (Citron) Knipel (’97) as a lawyer, political leader, and civic activist.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments next week in the case challenging the constituationality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This week, leading up to those arguments, four CUNY Law students examine, in guest posts for the Constitutional Law Prof Blog, a few of the amicus briefs that have been submitted.
In her latest post for the Nature of Cities blog, Professor Rebecca Bratspies discusses the recent plight of a dolphin that swam into the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
On Friday, March 15, Dean Michelle J. Anderson gave the keynote address at “Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Best Practices for Supporting Diverse Students During Law School and Into Employment” at the New York City Bar Association.
Professor Jonathan Moore is one of three lead counsel, along with Darius Charney of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Taylor Hoffman of Covington and Burling, in a historic class action lawsuit, Floyd v. City of New York.
Congratulations to Andrew Lippman (’14) on winning first place for “Best Oral Advocate” at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s (HNBA) 18th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference and Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition in Atlanta, Georgia, last week.
In an op-ed in Aljazeera, Diala Shamas, a Liman Fellow at the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, and Nermeen Arastu, a volunteer attorney with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), discuss the impact of NYPD surveillance on American Muslims.
On March 11, 2012, the IWHR Clinic participated in a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. on the incarceration of youth in adult prisons in the United States.
The Huffington Post quotes Professor Caitlin Borgmann in an article discussing a “wrongful conception” case filed against Qualitest Pharmaceuticals.
March 11, 2013 – American Muslim civil liberties groups released a new report today, Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and Its Impact on American Muslims, documenting the devastating impacts of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) extensive surveillance program that targeted American Muslims throughout the Northeast and spread outrage throughout the nation.
In an article for the Huffington Post, alum Sharon Stapel (’98), Executive Director of the NYC Anti Violence Project, discusses the new Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which was signed into law by President Obama on March 7, 2013.