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Prof. Cicero Testifies Before Congressional Labor Committee

March 29, 2013

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] […]

Prof. Ramzi Kassem in NY Times on Hunger Strike at Guantánamo

March 29, 2013

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.

Distinguished Prof. Robson on DOMA Case Before Supreme Court

March 28, 2013

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).

Prof. Caitlin Borgmann Speaks to MSNBC about North Dakota’s New Abortion Laws

March 28, 2013

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.

Prof. Borgmann in NY Times on New North Dakota Abortion Law

March 26, 2013

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.

Christina Piaia (’07) in NY Times on Park-Naming Contest Decision

March 26, 2013

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.

Lori Knipel (’97) on Relationship Between Politics and Community Service

March 26, 2013

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle spotlights the career of alum Lori (Citron) Knipel (’97) as a lawyer, political leader, and civic activist.

Constitutional Law Prof Blog Features Students’ Discussions of DOMA Case Amicus Briefs

March 21, 2013

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.

Prof. Rebecca Bratspies on the Gowanus Canal and the Limits of Environmental Law

March 21, 2013

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.

Dean Michelle Anderson Delivers NYC Bar Keynote on Diversity in the Legal Profession

March 19, 2013

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.